• smiley_jason
    Romania Published: Monday, April 10, 2017

    Top of the world - nearly anyway


    My Wife and I completed the 11 day Everest Base camp hike with Himalayan scenery Trek.Ramakrishna, the company owner was very helpful and promptly replied to our emails requesting information. When we arrived at Kathmandu Airport a representative was holding a sign with our names and we were taken to an excellent hotel (by Kathmandu standards) in the Thamel district.We were picked up early the next day and taken back to the airport for the flight to Lukla. Tip: get Nepalese rupees from ATM in Kathmandu. There are ATM’s atLukla & Namche but only for VISA (not Mastercard) customersThe hike is very tough, especially above Namche. The accommodation on route is very basic tea houses so don’t expect luxury. Our guide, Gopal, was very nice but his English was a little poor. The Porter carried two duffle bags (supplied by the company) with a total weight of 24Kg – this is about the limit so pack accordingly.Previous reviews have criticised the food at the Tea houses. It does get a bit repetitive but we found it generally pretty good. Tip 2: you are expected to tip the guide and porter at the end of the walk. We gave the equivalent of about 120 pound between the 2 of usEverything was well organised and I can highly recommend the company for an Everest Base Camp hike.