May 2023 my son and I made the trek to Everest Base Camp (EBC) with Helicopter return. We were also fortunate to be able to spend the night at base camp on May 16, 2023. One of the reasons I picked Highland Expeditions was because they offered the option to sleep at base camp.
The team at Highland Expeditions did an excellent job taking care of every detail of our trek. Passang was very responsive to my pre-trip email questions and provided a sense of confidence that they were experienced and knew what they were doing.
We were fortunate to travel with another couple from Germany which made the trip even more enjoyable. The weather was very much in our favour, it rained the first day but after day one it was sunny and perfect. Our group consisted of one guide, one assistant guide, two porters and four trekkers. We rarely saw the porters as they left out early each morning carrying our duffle bags. The trail was a bit more crowded than we thought it would be.
You must prepare yourself that the Tea Houses are not luxurious and the trek is very physical. There is no heat in the Teahouse bedrooms. Even with pre-trip physical conditioning and taking Diamox, it was still a challenging trek. Kalapathar was the most difficult part of the trek.Sleep at Everest Base Camp
We had a magical experience with Highland Expeditions. From the communication beforehand with Passang to the pickup, the whole organization and execution, everything was highly professional and we could not be happier to have chosen Highland Expedition for the trek. We were also able to get a customized package, that meet all our wishes. Also, the fact that the group is quite small is a big plus! Passang made it all happen so we could enjoy our visit to Nepal without having to worry about anything.
We especially loved spending the night at base camp – the crew there made it extra special for us and this was definitely the experience of a lifetime. Special thanks to our guides Prasant and BB – they made sure we were taken care of, safe and healthy at all times and they were just the best fun as well.
Highly recommend Highland Expeditions!!!Sleep at Everest Base Camp
I had the recent pleasure of just returning from amazing Nepal and an incredible two weeks there doing EBC. Passang was fantastic with all communication and super flexible on my timings and my wants/needs. My guide Ang Rita was good and took great care of me on the entire trip. I honestly cannot wait to go back in 2024 and do some higher peaks. Thanks, amazing team 🙂Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
We did the EBC heli trip and it was awesome! Passang took care of us in Kathmandu and Sonam was such a great guide. He was so attentive to our every need. Trip of a lifetime. I would totally recommend Highland Expeditions for trekking in the Himalayas. Thank you, guys! SusanEverest Base Camp Heli Trek
The trek to EBC was a trip of a lifetime. Highland Expeditions took care of all the details so we could concentrate on the views and the experience all the Himalayas had to offer. Passang took care of us before and after the trek and our guide Sonam took care of everything we needed on the trail and in the teahouses. I would highly recommend Highland!
Thanks for Everything
AlisonEverest Base Camp Heli Trek
I would like to thank the whole team from the office team before we even arrived in Nepal to the arrival at the airport to a great hotel. The journey to EBC with a guide (Sherpa Phunu) was second to none. Spent 3 great weeks seeing a wonderful country.
We hope to be back on October 23 to do the 3 Peaks
Thank you for making my dream come true! Indeed a very well planned trip with minute details th0ught of. The team of guides surely know their tasks very well. Though the hike was not an easy one, the guides made it easier and set a decent pace for us. The team had taken every possible step to ensure our comfort, safety and that the objetives of the trip is acheived. A very much anticipated trip has ended really well, thanks to your team.
Keep up the good work and continue guiding us to acheieve our dreams.Everest Base Camp Trek
My dad and I had the opportunity to trek to EBC with the incredible support and guidance of the Highland Expeditions team.
When looking for a company to book our trek with, we immediately felt comfortable and confident in Highland due to the immense professionalism and timely responses to all of our communications. As this was our first time travelling to Nepal and Asia, we were bound to have many questions which were all answered by Passang as we prepared for our trip.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, it was clear that we would be well taken care of throughout the entire trip. From transportation to tours of Kathmandu before our trek, everything was well-planned and went incredibly smoothly. The excellent communication that we experienced prior to our arrival continued throughout our time in Nepal.
In regard to our trek, we have nothing but positive things to say. Accommodations, food, itinerary, etc were all excellent. Everything was managed so well and we never had to worry about meals or booking rooms. Our guide, Prasant, was absolutely incredible. His knowledge of the region, the people, and his ability to make you feel safe and comfortable are unmatched. It was meant to be that he was with us for this trek. His patience, support, and encouragement throughout our 12 days in the Everest region made the trip so memorable. We would not have been able to do this trek if it wasn’t for him and the Highland team. Our porter BB was also incredible and so supportive. He radiates positivity that is contagious – even after 20km days!
THANK YOU Highland Expeditions, Passang, Prasant, and BB for creating the trip of a lifetime for us!!Everest Base Camp Trek
I’ve just come back from an amazing 2-week Luxury Everest Base Camp trek with Highland Expeditions and can’t recommend them highly enough! From Passang’s quick and detailed responses to my initial emails to his unbelievable organisational skills, everything was seamless and faultless, right from the pickup at Kathmandu airport.
The guiding team and porters (led by Aakash) did a superb job keeping us healthy, safe and well-informed, all done extremely professionally and with a great attitude. Their hard work made the trek that much easier and so much more enjoyable.
The trek was better than I could have ever imagined from start to finish! Very professional and kind! Sleeping at EBC was the highlight of my trip I think, but everyday was amazing! I’m already planning my next trek and would only go with Highland Expeditions!!Sleep at Everest Base Camp
On behalf of my husband Nathan…
Nathan and four friends had an incredible experience.
Passang picked up Nathan from the airport at midnight, which led it off to a great start. “We were then greeted in Lukla after our helicopter ride by Phunu and Pimba….. Phunu our lead guide is an amazing leader and we could not have completed this safely without him. Not only was he a great guide, but he also taught us lots about the local culture and native terms. Unreal experience and I will be back to visit our new friends and complete more hikes with Highland/Phunu and Passang.”
Paula (my wife) and I have just completed the Luxury Everest Base Camp trek and have nothing but praise for the Highland Expeditions team. From the help and advice Passang gave us in planning and tailoring the trip and his superb organisational skills throughout, to Aakash as lead guide for his knowledge, clear guidance, on trek practical solutions and both expectation management and support for individuals as the need arose, to the assistant guides and porters who worked so hard to make our life easier and our time on the trek so enjoyable. What an experience – life long memories and new friends made!Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
Not sure how to write in brief so giving a detailed review of my EBC trip in April 2023,
1. Email communications with Passang: Being in management for over a decade I have never come across such precise, calming, assuring, and detailed email communication from Passang. His email itself answers all your doubts. questions, and worries as they are superbly tailored to your requirements/expectations.
2. Cost: Looking at the overall arrangements, right from pick-up from Kathmandu Airport to drop back to it every penny was worth its price and still looked to be very reasonable and affordable even for middle-class family members.
3. Arrangements: Right from a stay in Kathmandu Guest House to the Base camp, accommodation, breakfast, lunch & Dinner were perfectly arranged and managed even during our peak season when people struggled and raced to find rooms in Tea houses during the trek.
4. Guides / Porters: Lead guide Aakash made sure we all were safe and in good spirits during the climb and also made necessary changes to make sure we all were been watched by at least an assistant guide while trekking. He was brilliant in his people-handling and situation-handling skills during the trek. Assistant guides Mimma and Jeet were very grounded, simple, and humble superhumans who would do anything to make your journey safe and smooth, right from carrying your backpack to even carrying you if required that too with a humble smile was their nature. Every porter who was again a superhuman carrying at least 3 times the weight of the language on their heads and completing the trek ahead of you with some even in basic trainers is beyond appreciation.
Overall, a massive THANK YOU to HIghland Expeditions Team to make my EBC 2023 trek a Lifetime memory to cherish !!!!
I hope and look forward to seeing most of you again on my future trips and till then wish you a very successful growth in business and keep helping others to achieve their travel/trekking/expedition dreams!Sleep at Everest Base Camp
We had the pleasure of joining Highland Expeditions for the HeliTrek EBC trip in November 2022. The trek to base camp was a great physical and mental challenge but was made enjoyable and forever memorable due to the smooth leadership of our guides and coordinators. The local knowledge they had to share was incredible and we received more than an incredible hike, we also had a brief immersion into the wonderful Nepalese culture.
Many thanks to Passang, Aakash, Mingma and our other support crew!Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
An extremely competent team with years of experience and a proven track record that delivered an amazing and unforgettable trip. All backed up with highly efficient administration.Pharchamo Peak Climbing