This was one awesome and unforgettable trek that I embarked on with two of my kids. It was hard, don't get me wrong, but it was worth every ounce of energy you put into it. Of course kudos to the Nepal Hiking Team led by its leader Ganga who made sure to accommodate our every request.
From tweaking our schedule to get us there sooner than planned to making sure to get us a chopper ride back as planned despite bad weather and a logjam of hikers that were also waiting with us in the last couple of days. Most of all, however, in the mountains - bulk of the credit goes to our guide - Paban who tirelessly helped us, took care of our needs, motivated us, and more importantly was a friend to us (he even taught us how to play a Nepali card game - Dumbal).
He was very supportive and understood our limitations and worked around those to make sure we reach our goal. He regularly checked on us as we hike everyday and gave us interesting facts and stories as we traversed the scenic route to EBC.
Finally, our porters - Chandra and Tula, we worked in the background making sure our duffle bags got from one point to the next. I am not sure how they do it but without them, it would have been impossible to get me and my kids through this trek.
I would highly recommend this trek to all nature loving adventurers out there - and of course do it with the Nepal Hiking Team!!! THANK YOU!