Shelley Evans, Ireland
I can’t say enough good things about the Nepal Hiking Team. My friend and I (both female 30ish!) did the Everest Base Camp Trek and had the most amazing time. Balaram met us at Kathmandu airport with flower garlands and the city tour gave us a great introduction to Nepalese culture and religions. We met Arun our guide, fellow trekkers, provided with the down jackets and sleeping bag the company loan you and then the following day set off for Lukla airport. Arun dealt with everything from airports to tea houses and food orders which let us concentrate on the absolutely stunning views, meeting new friends and breathing of course!
Arun made sure we knew daily plans and very patiently answered our repetitive questions on mountain heights and which one was which. He managed a group with varying abilities very well and always made sure we had correct amount of layers on knowing where it was especially windy and cold. Sadly I suffered from altitude sickness and needed to be airlifted from Gorakshep. Arun organized this efficiently with Ganga and the team back in Kathmandu and on arrival at the hospital Balaram was waiting to help with sorting out me and my friend. In a time that could be a bit daunting I felt exceptionally safe knowing they were there. They arranged a hotel room, picked us up the next day and even took me back to the hospital when I needed a checkup too. As we then had an extra few days before leaving Ganga and Balaram also organized a trip to Chitwan National park with very short notice that was also excellent. We were delivered back to the airport and given scarfs for good luck which ended a simply wonderful holiday (even with the altitude problems!) I can’t thank Ganga, Balaram and Arun enough and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for a hiking company in Nepal. You will have an incredible experience.