Douglas Malewicki, Irvine, California
The Everest Base Camp Trek was a 52nd birthday present to myself. With plans and preparations going back and forth between me and Balaram beforehand, I had been given every information on the trek and I remember being beyond excited for the trek to start. When I finally landed at the airport, I was greeted with flower garlands and smiles by Balaram and my guide Rajendra. Everyone was incredibly professional from Day #1, never missing a beat. From the lovely sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city at the beginning to the trekking journeys starting from Lukla all the way to the base camp and Kalapathar, the whole experience is an unforgettable one for me. I am so glad that I chose Nepal Hiking Team for this because I felt like I was treated like royalty the entire time! An excellent virtuoso and a maestro at trekking, Rajendra was my guide for the trip. His competent and efficient skills made for quite a comfortable and adventurous trekking experience! His company on the mountain with me made the trip feel like an extended fun respite. Rajendra was always moving about, making sure I had good portions of meals and the teahouses had good and comfortable settings. I even stayed at the Hotel Everest View a while longer than intended and Rajendra molded the day’s schedule to fit my time. I applaud his guidance and management. Both Ganga and Balaram were available on telephone to me the whole time and I felt safe and well-taken care of. My heartfelt gratitude and utmost thanks to Ganga, Balaram, the amazing Rajendra and Nepal Hiking Team for arranging and helping me make my 52nd year in life an adventurous and amazing one! My full recommendation for trekkers goes to Nepal Hiking Team, really I could not recommend them more enough.