Trying to organize an Everest Base Camp trek to celebrate my 50th birthday was a daunting task.... where to start, there were so many companies all offering a similar experience... so I picked a few, emailed them and then trusted my "gut instinct" based on their responses. From Ganga's first email I knew that Nepal Hiking Team would be my choice and I never once regretted my decision. From the moment we were picked up from the airport to when were dropped off 26 days later we felt like Ganga and his amazing team were looking after us.
My daughter, my brother and I did the 16 days EBC trek on December 1st and it was an incredible experience. The teahouses we stayed in were comfortable and the food good. We even got fruit most nights on the trek, which as a vegetarian was very much appreciated. Having lived in the tropics and at sea level for most of my life, I struggled with the cold and the altitude so was little bit slow going up the hills... the guide and porters were fantastic, at no stage making me feel like I was holding every one up, and allowing me to travel at my own pace. The other member of the group had to be taken back to Kathmandu by helicopter early on in the trek, this was organized very quickly by Ganga and our guide was excellent at monitoring our headaches ensuring they were not serious. Our 2 porters were absolutely amazing men!
When we returned to Kathmandu, we asked Ganga to organize another 7 day adventure for us to Chitwan National Park and Pokhara. Everything about this trip was well organized (in a very short time frame) and the accommodation very nice. We even had the same guide for our 2 day hike up to Australia Camp, which was really nice as we had already established a great relationship with him after EBC.
Ganga, his guides and porters at Nepal Hiking Team are a fantastic organization, very professional, very friendly and very reasonably priced.
I know that when I return to Nepal for my next trek (yes...although it was hard and uncomfortable at times I loved it) I would definitely do it with the fantastic Nepal Hiking Team!
Thank you so much for making my 50th celebration a memorable experience.