I recently did the 14 day Everest base camp trek in July 2018 with my friend. Everything ran super smooth from the moment we were picked up from the airport to when it was time to say our goodbyes. Our guide was Rajan who spoke English really well and understood everything we asked of him. He was compassionate and knowledgeable as well as friendly. Our Porter was KK, he was always smiling even though we were certain our bags were no light load and his English was exceptional also. Finally Dipendra who organised not only our EBC trek but also organised a 6 day motorbike tour for us after our trek at a great price. As far as the trek was concerned all I can say is this is a MUST DO bucket list item. The food was authentic and plentiful, the scenery was beautiful and constantly changing and the accommodation was comfortable and cozy. I have found my new favorite country!
This month my friend Jon and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek. It was honestly one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Filled with beautiful mountains, raging rivers, suspended bridges and villages, it is really the place to find yourself. A 12 day trek involved an unforgettable plane flight, ceremonies in the monasteries with the monks, badminton games interrupted by yaks, river crossings on suspension bridges, breakfast with monks, mediating and yoga in the clouds, meeting Nepalese people who are just so incredibly happy and generous, beautiful dogs joining our expedition, playing with the local children, staggering waterfalls, trekking over 150km (return trip) through mountains, villages and valleys to finally end up at Everest Base Camp and the Khumbu Glacier at 5364m with an absolutely incredible bunch of legends & friends. It is absolutely mind blowing what a walk in the Himalayas can do for your mind, body and soul. Yes it is possible to trek to Base Camp in July! I was unsure about doing the trek in Monsoon, but I am so incredibly glad we did it at this time. There was literally no one else on the mountain. It was exactly as you'd expect the trek to be. No rubbish on the trails. No tourists. The air was extremely clean. 20-25* Degrees everyday. Tshirt and shorts. Although it is monsoon season, you are above the rain line. Out of the 12 days, we had one that sprinkled. Most of the rain happens during the night when you are cosy in the tea house, and it's beautiful to go to sleep to. Scenic Treks went above and beyond during and after our tour. Rajan, Dependra and KK looked after us extremely well. We were continually learning about the mountains, Nepal & the culture through their extensive knowledge. With 22 years experience on the mountains, I wouldn't go with anyone else.
We (2 girls) had the most amazing time during our trek! having both spent some time in the alps, it was our first time in Nepal and we were stunned by the beauty of the nature and atmosphere. The trek was very well organized and we felt safe and taken care of all the time, as Kumar and the other guides did everything to make it a once in a lifetime experience. Dipendra, the owner, takes care about every detail - even beyond the tour itself and we were impressed by his kindness and professional attitude. truly an experience to remember - highly recommended!
It was an amazing experience going up to the Everest Base Camp with Scenic Nepal. This was our 2nd adventure with Scenic Nepal, having gone up to the Annapurna Base Camp with them just a few months prior to this. So when we decided to head to EBC, there was no doubt who we would be getting in touch with. We were taken care of from the moment we touched down at the Kathmandu airport up till our flight home. We were well equipped for the hike thanks to the tips and advice from the Scenic Nepal team on what to get and how to prepare. Once we started off our awesome adventure, we would be briefed again each morning on what to expect that day. Throughout the journey they made sure each and every one of us in the group were doing okay and made the necessary adjustments to the pace or route taken, when one of us were not doing too well. In fact, a group member fell quite ill, but they made sure someone was with him the entire time even when he had to turn back while the rest of us continued. Anyone would be worried, at least a little bit, when hiking at such high altitudes, but knowing we had such an experienced, understanding and responsible team guiding us, put our minds at ease and allowed us to just enjoy the beautiful trails and sceneries. They also make the trip all the more fun, cracking jokes to make us laugh, as we teased each other, got to know one another better, and bonded. I definitely look forward to our next expedition with Scenic Nepal.
A 14 days trek; 12 days up and 2 days down. Everything was professionally organised upon landing at Kathmandu. Warmly greeted by the Scenic Nepal team. We were advised of the arduous journey ahead prior and to prepare adequately. It was an exciting journey ahead, from the famous Tenzing Hillary airport to Kalapather and of course the EBC. We were a group of 5 managed by our lead guide Kumar and his assistant Ramesh together with 2 strong porters. Throughout the journey, our guide made sure that we were adequately prepared and healthy enough before starting the trek each day. He relentlessly reminded us to drink plenty of water to prevent AMS, and obviously NONE of us had any AMS symptoms at all! At the most dangerous part of the trek, the cho la pass trek, our guide risked his own body by carrying our bags and helping us getting across icy boulders towards gokyo. He patiently waited for those falling behind and made sure everyone get it through the day. A very very responsible guide indeed. Scenic Nepal never fails to deliver. This is our second time travelling with them and I am sure it is not the last.