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!