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The world famous Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most handsome trekking routes of Nepal offering great scenery and magnificent Himalayan views. This trekking has been rated as one of the best treks in the world by various travel magazines and travel websites. This trek will surely give an awesome experience for any trekker. Trekking to Everest Base Camp is one of the most popular activities among people who visit Nepal for a holiday. A breath-taking flight to Lukla airport, stunning Himalayan scenery, world's biggest desert-like glaciers, high thrilling trekking passes and warm, hospitable Sherpa culture together with hundreds of years old monasteries are main attractions of Everest Base Camp Trekking.
Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for high standard adventures and friendly Sherpa people of Khumbu region. Trekking to the foot of the world's highest peak, may not be simple but with determination and courage, it's not impossible to achieve it. Everest Base Camp Trekking is the ultimate trek in many ways. The trek starts after an adventurous and thrilling flight to Lukla. The flight itself gives an impressive impression of great mountain views (and heart-stopping approach and landing !) and the trek will take you through wide areas of stunning landscapes, ethnic settlements, years old Buddhist monasteries at Monjo, Namche, Tengpoche and Panboche, and ultimately to the midst of towering peaks including but not limited to Ama Dablam, Kang Tega, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kusum Kangaro, Pumori, Lhotse, Lobuche, Island Peak, Makalu and breathtaking Everest itself.
Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the routs of Everest trekking which is a moderately strenuous trip. EBC Trek is suitable for trekkers with at least basic trekking experience in the past. One without previous trekking experiences can also join our treks to Everest Base Camp however people with previous trekking experiences will not need to endure difficulties that a novice may require to endure. The trek starts with small and gentle downhill walk from Lukla to Phakding. Continuing further towards the north, there are several gentle and steep ascents. The trail will seem to be strenuous as we climb further as an effect of high altitude. We may need to acclimatize properly to get rid of altitude sickness during the trek. Ultimately we'll reach 5550 meters - high enough! Everest Base Camp Trekking is famous for its incomparable snowy Himalayas and the loyalty and friendliness of its inhabitants (the smiling Sherpa people).
Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Himalayan Leisure Inc. will happily welcome you at the only international airport of Nepal; Tribhuvan International Airport. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a placard written Himalayan Leisure Inc. outside the airport terminal. From there you will be transferred to the Hotel by an air-conditioned private vehicle. Depending on the flight time and activities we will be joining for a cultural dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant. Enjoy cultural shows, singing, dancing and typical Nepali meals before heading back to hotel. (No Meals)
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas on your flight to Lukla. It's one of the most adventurous flight rated by top-rated websites and travel magazines. The flight takes approximately 30 minutes. Once we reach Lukla Airport we will transfer to one of the lodges to enjoy first breakfast in the Himalayas. Here we will introduce you to the porter. Once we enjoy our breakfast we will start our walking to reach Monjo or Jorsalle. Our trek will pass through different villages like Chaurikharka, Chheplung, Ghat, Phakding, Toktok, and Banker before we reach Monjo. We will enjoy our lunch in Phakding (2,610M) which is also the overnight stop for many trekkers passing this way. The trail from Lukla goes down gently and takes us through pleasant views. Once we reach Phakding and eat our lunch we will start moving to our final destination. The trail is flat until we cross Dudh Koshi River and then will start gentle climbing. It will take about two and half hour from Phakding to reach Monjo or Jorsalle. In total, we will be trekking for about four to five hours in total. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Enjoy your breakfast in the Himalayas and get prepared to start one of the most memorable adventures of your life. If we stayed in Monjo then we will pass through national park check post and if we stayed in Jorsalle we will pass through Army passport check post. The trail goes little flat and then we will cross Dudhkoshi River once more than will start walking through another side of the river. It is a pleasant walk with beautiful green hill views. We will again cross Dudh Koshi river before we start steep climbing uphill. Until we reach Top Danda the trail is pretty steep! Once we reach Top Danda we will have some far distance views of Himalayan peaks including Everest along with Nuptse and Lhotse on a clear day. After taking rest for a while, we will again start climbing to reach Namche Bazaar. From here the trail is easier and less steep compared to the one before.
Namche is considered as the gateway of Khumbu / Everest region. It is a pretty big town with numerous activities available. Pool House, Nescafe Cofee, Bakery, Modern Lodges, Internet, Telephone, Laundry, Bank, Money Changer, Equipment shop etc., it got everything. Enjoy your time in this small modern town. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
You can sleep as much as you want. If interested then you can go to visit Khumjung (3,780M) and Khunde (3,840M) villages, They are considered as twin villages in Khumbu region. There are few other options available if you want something else. You can also go to Thame (3,840M) to visit this beautiful village or you can go to Everest View Hotel (3,700M) to see some views of Everest including some other peaks. Alternatively, you can just walk up to the army camp area (3,500M) and enjoy the beautiful Himalayas in front of you. You can spend rest of your time easily exploring around the Namche Bazaar. Explore the shops, try some bakery items or go for a Nescafe coffee. Enjoy this beautiful town, take some rest and prepare for next day! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Enjoy your breakfast in the Himalayas before we start trekking to Tengboche; another magnificent village of this region. The trek starts with short climbing before we reach the army camp. Then the trek is flat until we reach Kenjoma. You can give some rest to your legs in front of magnificent and huge Amadablam mountain. From here the trail to Gokyo Lake and the trail to Everest Base Camp separates. The trail on the left-hand side takes you to Gokyo Lake where the trail on the right-hand side takes you to Everest Base Camp, so we follow the right trail. From here the trail steeps down until we reach Phunki Tenga for our lunch. This place has very few lodges with basic services available. Once we finish our breakfast we again cross Dudhkoshi River before ascending to reach Tengboche. The trail again goes steeply up through beautiful forests with numerous views of villages on the horizon. As the trail ascends up we will also reach Tengboche in about an hour where we will be stopping for overnight. Tengboche offers close views of Amadablam which is considered as one of the beautiful peaks in the world. If you are keen about photography then this will be a good stop for taking some pictures on the horizon. Tengboche also got one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in this region where you can also attend daily praying of Buddhist monks. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We will descend to Dibuche and the trail takes us through gentle uphill until we cross Imja Khola. From here the climbing becomes little steeper until we reach another village called Pangboche (3,930M). Pangboche is home of many Everest climbers. The views of Amadablam mountain from this village becomes immense. The views of other Himalayan peaks will look prettier as well from this point. If interested you can take a tea or a coffee in front of those beautiful Himalayan peaks else continue to our lunch spot called Somare. Somare is a tiny town with basic lodges and numerous tea houses available for lunch. Most travelers/trekkers heading to Dingboche or Pheriche stop here for their lunch. Even after Somare the trail is pretty easy and mostly gentle uphill. After walking for awhile we will reach Orsho and from here the trail to Pheriche and Dingboche will separate. Continuing further for less than an hour we will reach Dingboche valley. It's a gorgeous valley surrounded by majestic peaks. Dingboche is also the gate for Island Peak Climbing. Island Peak is one of the most popular trekking peaks of Nepal which is climbed by numerous climbers every year. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Here we come for another acclimatization day in Dingboche. Enjoy your sleep until you want. Once you wake up you will be served with your breakfast in the lodge. If interested we can climb to the top of the hill for acclimatization purposes. Climbing high and sleeping low is considered as a good way to acclimatize with your body. This is steep climbing to this hill and you will also see many people climbing uphill or returning downhill. From the top of the hill, you will also see beautiful views of many Himalayan ranges including Makalu. Alternatively, you can also go to Chukung (4,730M). Chhukung is the last village for people heading to Island Peak Climbing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We will start the trail through gentle uphill climbing on the top of Pheriche Village. Here the trail is mostly clear, remains no trees and the towering Himalayas will be always beside us. Continuing the walk for nearly 2 hours we will be crossing small stream before we reach Dughla. There are only couple of lodges or guest houses available for meals. If hungry we can stop here for lunch else we will take some hot drinks before starting steep climbing to Dughla Pass. From here the condition of the trail is not satisfactory. The trail consists of numerous huge rocks and yaks will be passing nearby. In one hand the trail is steep and in another hand we will be walking in high altitude. Getting tiredness is normal for almost everyone. Ascending further we will reach a places with many memorials made in the memory of climbers who passed away in this region. We ascend a little more from here we will reach the trail coming from Gokyo Lakes and Cho La Pass. The trail will become slightly easier from here and mostly we will be walking on the flat. Here we come at Lobuche. Lobuche has few houses and all of them are only for commercial purposes i.e. guest houses, lodges, small tea shops etc. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We will enjoy hot breakfast in Lobuche before we start hiking to Gorakshep; one of the major places of our adventure. The majestic mountains will be following us all the way till we reach the destination. Peaks become closer and fantastic. The trek does not have any steep climbing though it will be difficult and tiring due to high elevation. We will be walking in between 4,900 meters to 5,300 meters on this day. The trail is quite wide and easy to walk. It is a short hike to reach Gorakshep.
Once we reach Gorakshep we will keep our belongings in the lodge before we have our lunch. Once we get our lunch we will start our hiking to Everest Base Camp before it's too late. The hike is about 5/6 hours in total. It is one of the longest, hardest and important days in our adventure. The route from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp includes numerous short ups and downs. The trail condition is not satisfactory everywhere and includes many small rocks along the route. Be careful while walking so the rocks won't slip you and make fall down. Enjoy breathtaking views of Everest, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse along with several other peaks. On a lucky day, you will also be able to enjoy some of the avalanches on another side of Khumbu glacier; one of the biggest glaciers in the world. Once we reach Everest Base Camp we will enjoy taking some pictures. Give some time to enjoy and play with nature because you won't find Everest Base Camp anywhere else in the world. After finishing our activities around the base camp we will return back to Gorakshep through the same trail and prepare for another day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Honestly, the hike to Kalapatthar is not easy. It is early morning cold walking in the dark but trust us it's enjoyable and it will be one of the memorable time of your life. Don't get slipped in the icy trail. Depending on the sunrise time your guide will give you time to start hiking to reach this beautiful hilltop. Wake up on time and prepare clothes that won't let you be cold. The hike from Gorakshep to Kalapatthar is about an hour steep climbing. Depending on your walking speed it may take a little more or less.
Kalapatthar is the same place where world's highest cabinet meeting was held by Nepal Government to aware world global warming and about the speedily melting Himalayas. Kalapatthar gives authentic and magnificent views of Himalayas just in front of you. It's wonderful viewpoint that only a few people have seen it. Congratulations to witness this heavenly place with Himalayan Leisure, Inc. Take some shots of you and peaks, enjoy your photography in this place before we will again return back to our lodge to start walking down to Pangboche. Once we return back to our lodge in Gorakshep we will have our breakfast and get ready to descend down. The trail is about the same that we used to ascend up. The only difference is that instead of going to Dingboche we will descend down to Pheriche and reach Pangboche directly. It will make the trek little shorter and we will also have a chance to visit another visit. Pangboche is the place where many mountaineers were born. Pangboche is also the last village for climbers heading to Mt. Amadablam. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We are descending down to conclude our adventure soon. We will have our breakfast in the hotel before we start walking down. This is the same route that we used to go up on previous days. We will be walking through beautiful villages along the way like Debuche, Tengboche, Phunki Tenga, Kyanjuma etc. before we reach Namche Bazaar. The views of Himalayas will be still there along with us. The trek is about 5/6 hours in total. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Enjoy your time in Namche before we start our short trekking to Phakding village and then to Lukla. From Namche it's mostly downhill until we reach Phakding. From Phakding it's all the way gentle uphill till we reach Lukla. We will be walking through beautiful green forests having views of villages in the cliffs. Animals are rare though some lucky trekkers will also see Himalayan Thar near the forest. Crossing numerous stunning suspension bridges we will reach Phakding. We will have our lunch in Phakding and continue our journey to Lukla. We are coming to conclude our memorable trekking. This is the last day and our final night in the Himalayas. Like the previous day, there is no rush to reach Lukla. We can sleep till late morning and start the trek before noon. The trail from Phakding to Lukla is mostly gentle uphill. On the way, we can enjoy stunning on the horizon. We will also have sights of flights coming to Lukla and flights taking off from Lukla. They look awesome when we are close to Lukla. Once we reach Lukla we can enjoy some beers or cocktails. Lukla is one of the major towns in this area. It's your last day with your Sherpa helper so it's time to give them some gratitude [tips] if you are happy with the services. It will be expected from your staffs and we also recommend you to tip them according to your satisfaction and ability. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We take the earliest possible flight back to Kathmandu. Enjoy another breathtaking flight to Kathmandu. The flight is about 30 minutes and will give you some thrilling experience for sure. You can relax and stay in a hotel or explore the town for some shopping with your friends and family members. Once your guide will drop you in the hotel he may leave you. You can also give him some gratitude if you are happy with his services. Some trekkers / our customers also invite guides for a dinner together in Kathmandu. This can be the last day that you will meet your guide. Enjoy your last days around the valley. If you are willing about other activities like Jungle Safari or Rafting or Paragliding then we will assist you accordingly. (Breakfast)
Lukla gets occasional flight delays during the main season. This may cause missing your international flights as well so we recommend you to prepare accordingly. Lukla suffers from quick weather changes and that may affect inbound and outbound flights. We reserved this day for possible flight delays. In case we have a timely flight on DAY 14 then we can use this day as rest and exploring day in Kathmandu. We can shop around local markets and walk around the city. (Breakfast, Dinner)
We will drop you at the airport in our private vehicle according to your airport time. Nepal airport often has hassles for travelers so it is good if you reach the airport at least two hours prior to departure. Till we see you again "Farewell Friend!" (Breakfast)
Everest Base Camp Trekking is considered one of the difficult treks of its category. The trek is done by hundreds of trekkers every day during main season (March, April, October, November). Many of them get succeed to complete the trek with little or no pain though many of them fail as well. Everest Base Camp Trek is a difficult trek; we must say. Although the trail itself is not difficult the altitude that will take us as high as 5,545 meters will make you hard to breathe. Altitude is the main reason for the trek being difficult.
For a trekker who is experienced in high altitude previously will find the trek easy to moderate level. If you are new to trekking then we recommend you to have some training at home. You can practice walking around the hills that might be available around your place or just walk regularly at home before heading to Nepal. Training will make your trek a lot easier compared to the ones coming without any training. The route is mostly gentle to steep climbing (in some places only) while heading towards Gorakshep and Everest Base Camp while the trail is mostly downhill while returning back to Lukla.
Everest Base Camp Trek is amazing trekking with no doubt. For people with knee problems we recommend you to bring proper knee support else, you may suffer a lot. Nothing can guarantee your success in this extreme altitude but the slow and steady walk does. You can prepare with regular cardiovascular training at home i.e. cycling, swimming, hill climbing and lots of walking. You can prepare your mind for 5 - 6 hours walk every day during the trek. Seek out hills or find a tall building and repeatedly walk up and down the stairs. It may help you a lot during the trek in the Himalayas.
Basic meals are available in tea houses during the whole route. These meals are prepared once it's ordered by the guests. There are rare cases of meals not being fresh in the mountains. Most places on Everest Base Camp Trekking offers a wider range of meal options with better quality comparing to Annapurna and Langtang areas.
Various meals including noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes are served on the trek. Meats are available in most places however we recommend you not to take meat items as they are not fresh and sometimes can be unhealthy for your body. Please do not expect western meals prepared in the remote villages similar to the one you may eat in your home or restaurants in cities. They are basic meals served only to countdown your hunger. We will provide 3 meals; i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner with hot drinks on the trek. Generally, dinner and breakfast are served in a lodge and lunch is served during the walk/daytime. You will have full options or freedom to select your preferred items from a small menu provided by the lodge. Meals in the mountain tastes awesome comparing to cities as most raw materials are locally prepared. Everest Base Camp Trek has wider meal options for trekkers comparing to other minor trekking routes.
We provide breakfasts even in Kathmandu at your hotel. You will have a menu to select your meals or foods will be served in buffet system. The hotel itself will select the appropriate method depending on the volume of customers.
Accommodation in Kathmandu will be a standard hotel. We will accommodate you in 3-star category hotel. You will be accommodated in an air-conditioned private room. We provide one double room for two customers ( unless you are a single customer ). These rooms will have either master bed or two single beds. If you have a special preference for bed selection then please inform us in advance, we will try to book the room appropriate for your stay.
We provide twin sharing rooms during Everest base camp trekking again unless you are single. Lodges in Everest region are high in standard comparing the ones in Annapurna and Langtang areas. You are likely to have no complaints regarding your accommodation in this area but you won't believe that how these standard lodges are made in these remote places of Khumbu. Everest Base Camp Trekking has numerous lodges for your meals and accommodation purposes. These lodges provide you rooms with blankets included in main places however we recommend you to carry own sleeping bag as well. We will be accommodating you in the lodges on the whole trek, there won't be any camping involved. These lodges have small rooms that provide basic lodging experience during your trek. Although the lodges are standard please do not expect high standard rooms especially in the mountains. If you are seeking the luxury type of accommodation then please consider our Everest Luxury Trekking which involves luxury accommodation during the whole trek. Almost every room during the trek consists of two single beds that will accommodate two people. If you are a single trekker then sometimes you may need to share your room with someone else in some cases as places like Lobuche and Gorakshep have limited number of lodges ( same sex ). Even if you are traveling in a group and prefer single room then upon paying single supplement charges we will try our best to provide you single rooms. If we are unable to provide single rooms then we will refund your single supplement charges. Some places in Everest Base Camp Trek only have basic small lodges that may not be comfortable sometime. We hope you will cooperate with us in these cases.
Everest Base Camp Trek is a high altitude trekking route in Khumbu region. This trekking can be done throughout the year, however, February to May and October to December are better months comparing to other months i.e. June, July, January etc. During best months the sky is generally crystal clear, the views are breathtaking and the weather is lovely as well. June to September is monsoon season although trekking is still doable in Khumbu area. Trekkers do Everest Base Camp Trekking throughout the year.
Monsoon is not the good season; both for views and trails though few trekkers trek in this area every day. During this period it rains frequently in the late afternoon, night and early morning that leaves the trail wet and slippery as well. The sky is cloudy. The views are not clear during monsoon season where mid-winter season i.e. late December and January is very cold in high areas. Monsoon season may not show you any mountain views or will see only for a short time. March to April is the months of blooming season of rhododendron and many other flowers which looks very beautiful lush of green forests.
From October to December you will see more green forests in the region. Everest Base Camp Trekking is best during spring and autumn season. As this is the ultimate adventure of your life we recommend you to plan the trek properly and during best months though Himalayan Leisure, Inc. will be able to arrange your trip throughout the year.
Everest Base Camp Trek has an uncountable number of highlights. It's not easy to write them all in a small paragraph, the best way is to experience it yourself. However, we have included some of the major highlights of the trek. The main highlight is the flight to Lukla airport. This flight is thrilling and adventurous as well; Lukla airport is considered one of the 10 most dangerous airports in the world. We will be exploring several Buddhist monasteries during the trek, places like Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Pangboche etc. has beautiful monasteries.
We may experience Sherpa culture and lifestyles by visiting these monasteries. Tengboche monastery also has daily prayer in the late afternoon. Hundreds of Himalayan peaks are another major attraction of the trek. We will be seeing an uncountable number of Himalayan peaks such as Thamserku, Kangtega, Kusum Kangaro, Lobuche, Makalu, Island Peak, Cholatse, Tabuche, Pumori, Nuptse, Lhotse etc. including the majestic MT. Everest. Everest is the highest point of the earth, that is undoubtedly the major highlight of the trek. Khumbu glacier is considered as one of the longest glaciers in the world. During climbing season, you may experience a market in Everest Base Camp as well. Everest region is impressive and Everest Base Camp Trekking is part of it. From March to April you may also see forests blossoming with Rhododendron flowers. Everest Base Camp Trekking is undoubtedly an amazing trek that can't be explained with words. We hope you will enjoy this stunning adventure!
My husband and I trekked Everest Base Camp for 15 days this June. It was a great experience, due to Upendra, Suman and D.B. Rai. Upendra, the owner of the agency was very accommodating and responsive with any questions we had at all times. He was very helpful! Suman, our guide was very friendly, full of information and very easy going. We felt safe, in great hands and we had a lot of fun because of him! Our porter, D.B Rai was the best guy ever! After helping with our heavy backpack everyday, he always had a big smile on his face, and always ready to help. We have a lot to learn from him!
We met some wonderful people because of Himalayan Leisure, and already miss everyone we met. An unforgetable journey! Thank you! Thank you! We are so happy we found you! I highly recommend them, and we are greatful for the adventure, service, and the hospitality everyone offered us! Mahalo all!
I highly recommend EBC trek to everyone looking for a great adventure! If you decide so, Himalayan Leisure is the best company to choose. We are so greatful and happy with our experience!
I signed up for a 12-day trek from 28 February to 11 March 2017, more than a year ago (we ended up flying back to Kathmandu on 12 March due to bad weather in Lukla airport). Upon reaching Kathmandu, I was introduced to 4 other trekkers and 2 guides were assigned for our group: Lal Gurung & Suman Dhakal. The ratio of 2:5 was perfect that no one was neglected along the journey. For someone who was living on the equator her whole lives, handling the cold weather and the altitude was not easy. Plus, I had very minimal training prior to the trekking. Nevertheless, our guides never stopped providing with us positive words and encouragement so that we could enjoy the journey. The most important and constant piece of advice was DRINK YOUR WATER, which in turned helped us a lot with adjusting to the altitude. I was on average, walking 200 meters behind from the others and 1 guide was with me all the time. Had the guides had no patience with keeping up with my slow pace, I would definitely had not completed the trek . But I did it and I still can't believe it until today. It was definitely an adventure of a lifetime.
Himalayan Leisure was so helpful in all the details of the trip. Upendra was so very helpful in making sure my trip was to continue as planned, despite my bags being lost. I enjoyed the trek and completed the EBC trek without injuries. I would recommend Himalayan Leisure without hesitation.
Himalayan Leisure was so helpful in all the details of the trip. Transfers from airport to hotels were easy and without issues. Upendra was so very helpful in making sure my trip was to continue as planned, despite my bags being lost. I enjoyed the trek and completed the EBC trek without injuries. I would recommend Himalayan Leisure without hesitation. Thank you for a wonderful holiday and trek.
The trip was amazing. Upendra support was flawless and the guide Bala and the assistant guide Ruhit were very helpfull and just a joy to be with. We were a bit unlucky in the end with the weather and Upendra and Bala got us the best deal to return with a Helicopter. (Everyone i met afterwards payed hundreds more) The complementary meal in the end was so good... the only thing i didn't like as much was the bathrooms on the tea house in gorak shep but this is something that is out of the hands of hymalaian leisure.
Very good support from start to end of the trip.
It is difficult to give a short review of this trek. It really is, because during the whole hike you have an overwhelming sensation of awe and your senses work like they have never worked before. I would recommend the EBC trek to all enthusiasts and all people who want to see the beauty of the Himalayas. It is not that strenuous (in the end). Of course, at times you will be cold and tired but it is all worth of it. Every single drop of sweat. The moment you get out of Kathmandu you are in a different world. No cars, no pollution, just yaks, donkeys, nice people and mountains.
PS. Walk slowly and drink a lot (at least above 3400 m). This is the only way.
PSS. Lukla sometimes gets pretty cloudy and no planes can fly back to Kathmandu. Please take some (approx 500 USD) spare USD/EURO or any hard currency to get you back to Kathmandu by a helicopter. Otherwise you might spend the last day(s) of your otherwise fantastic trip nervous and angry waiting for a plane that could not land.
We walked to the EBC with the Himalayan Leisure, Inc in May 2018. I do not think I could have chosen a better company for this. Upendra (the boss and the man behind the PC) and Raj (our guide) were helpful in every single way. I would like to thank them both for their help, concern and speedy replies.
If I will ever go back to the Himalayas, this company will be the first one to consider.
I had an amazing time on the EBC trip; wonderful weather, amazing views and great company. Our guide, Raj, was incredible - so friendly and always had our best interests in mind. Porters were also fantastic. Food in the tea houses exceeded my expectations. Some parts of the trek were challenging but overall I had a great experience.
The trek is amazing! I’m sure you’ve read other reviews to you’re expecting me to say that. What I haven’t seen in another reviews is a bit of the harsh truth. What I experienced was about 20% of the people needing to be rescued either by helicopter at the top or who had to turn back early. Almost everyone had some form of altitude sickness as well. The trek was breathtaking, but you must be fit enough and still be willing to endure days of hard walking and hadch conditions to reap the rewards. As you get higher it is near impossible to sleep at night, it is very cold, and the tea houses lack heat [everywhere] and lack running water at the higher elevations. Long story short, there will be some painful days and night but if you are physically and mentally prepared for it it is more than worth it!!
Himalayan leisure was phenomenal! Organized, attentive, and punctual. I would recommend this company for anyone who attempts this, or other, treks. I met several of their guides and they all seemed great. You can’t go wrong with booking through these guys!
Excellent trekking to EBC.