We had an absolutely incredible experience trekking to Base Camp. We are two guys who are in decent, but not great shape, but we found the trek very doable, especially with the help of our experienced guide, Paban. We would have gotten nowhere without our incredible porter, Sujan.
Both Paban and Sujan helped us keep pace, showed us all the best views, and were great company along the way. By the time we reached Base Camp, I can easily say we were all good friends and shared a lot of laughs along the way.
Our trip encountered some weather problems as we were supposed to fly from Gorak Shep to Lukla via helicopter, but the clouds were too thick to travel through. So, we contacted Gunga, figured out a good plan to get down the mountain in time for our flight out of Kathmandu, and rescheduled our helicopter to take us directly from Phakding to Kathmandu. This was a huge help for our travel plans. We can't thank the Nepal Hiking Team and Gunga enough for their amazing experience and accommodating nature.
I highly recommend Paban and Sujan to any trekkers who are going soon, as they were impeccable in every way. We can't wait to come back when Sujan is a full guide himself.
When I come back to climb to the peak of Everest, I will definitely be rebooking with the Nepal Hiking Team. I can't wait to return to Nepal. It's a 10/10 experience for me.