I completed 16 days of Everest Base Camp Trek and had an incredible experience! Ganga helped create a custom itinerary with family joining me for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour after the trek. This was my first trek in Nepal. Ganga was very responsive and answered all my questions. The best thing I liked about Ganga was that he provided realistic/practical advice, ensuring my goals were achievable given my current fitness level and experience. His goal was my success instead of selling everything possible, which I really liked and made me decide to go with Nepal Hiking Team.
I was received by a guide at Kathmandu airport and taken to the hotel WoodApple in Thamel. It was great meeting Ganga in person. I was briefed about the trek plan and was provided with a duffel bag, down jacket, and sleeping bag. I spent my second day packing and street shopping in Thamel. Gaga also gave me the good news that he could secure a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla (instead of taking a bus ride to Ramechhap and then taking a flight to Lukla).
I started my EBC trek on day 3. One of the guides accompanied me from Kathmandu to Lukla. At Lukla, I met my hiking guide Rajesh and porter Tulsi. I reached EBC on day ten as planned and returned to Kathmandu on day 14. My guide, Rajesh, was very knowledgeable, experienced, and fun. He had in-depth knowledge of the area, peaks, ranges, trails, festivals, history, and culture. He went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect. He secured excellent accommodation throughout the trek with healthy and tasty food. I'm also thankful to him for taking great pictures and videos throughout the trek. He took safety very seriously throughout the trip, ensuring, among other things, that altitude sickness did not become an issue. He was very motivating but never pushing, something I really liked. I'll definitely ask for Rajesh to be my guide for my next trek.
This review can't be complete without thanking our porter, Tulsi. Tulsi was amazing. He even waited for us when I forgot to take my medicines from the duffel bag. Porters are superhumans, and this trip would not have been complete without him.
While I was finishing my EBC trek, my family arrived in Kathmandu. The guide greeted them at the airport and took them to the hotel. Guide Padam gave me and my family a grand tour of Kathmandu.
Overall, we had an incredible trip, and I am very impressed with the Nepal Hiking team. I will definitely book my trip again with them.