REVIEWS

Miranda Ann

Luxury Annapurna Trek with Highland Expeditions was an absolute delight, earning them a well-deserved 5-star rating. Right from the initial contact, their professionalism shone through, providing prompt and detailed responses to all my inquiries. The trek itself was a perfect blend of adventure and luxury, with comfortable accommodations and breathtaking landscapes of the Annapurna region.

What truly set Highland Expeditions apart was the professionalism demonstrated by their guides and support staff. Their expertise and commitment to safety/service, coupled with a deep understanding of the local culture and environment, enhanced the overall experience. I wholeheartedly recommend Highland Expeditions for their exceptional service, ensuring a seamless and unforgettable trekking adventure in the Himalayas. Five stars and sincere gratitude for an outstanding journey!

Luxury Annapurna Trek
Andy Y

The Everest Base Camp trek surpassed all expectations! Our knowledgeable guide added depth to the journey, sharing insights into local culture. Comfortable teahouses, delicious meals, and a gradual ascent made the trek accessible and enjoyable. Reaching Everest Base Camp was a surreal moment, and the overall camaraderie among trekkers and support from guides made it an unforgettable experience. Five stars for this classic Himalayan beauty!

Everest Base Camp Trek
Hunter Allen

Highland Expeditions are the best. You can stop looking now. They are absolute pros in their business. You are in 100% completely capable hands from the time you land in Nepal till when you leave. We took a 21 day trek with them to Everest Base Camp, going to Gokyo Lakes, summiting Gokyo Ri, then going over the Cho La Pass and finally to Base Camp. The next day we summited Kala Patthar and then began our hike out. We stayed in luxury tea houses where they were available, which were so worth it. Our Guide, Prasant and porter BB were incredibly helpful, friendly and always looking out for us. They are absolute pros. We were taken care of like kings and queens, supported each day and they gave us the leeway to change our day and schedule around as we needed. We saw many other guides from other companies along our trek and never once did we say to ourselves that we wished “that” other guide was our guide. Prasant is hands down a Gold level guide and if you get him you will be a fortunate group. Passang Sherpa at Highland worked with us to create a custom trip, including exactly what we wanted in the trip, including an extra acclimatization day in Namche (highly recommended!). He responds quick on email, you get his personal cell and also his employees. This was a bucket list for us and something we had been dreaming about for years. It exceeded our expectations in every way. From our pre-tour in Kathmandu to our amazing teahouses along the way to our stay in Kathmandu to our farewell pizza dinner with Passang and Prasant. This is a big decision, we spent hours researching different companies. We are beyond happy with our decision to go with Highland Expeditions. 

Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek
Libby S

I can’t thank Highland Expeditions enough! I had an incredible, once in a lifetime experience in Nepal and it was all thanks to them. They took care of absolutely everything from start to finish of my trip. Passang was so kind, organized, and wonderful to work with. My head-guide on the trek was Aakash, who was knowledgeable, friendly, and made us all feel very safe the entire time. If you are thinking of doing EBC, or any other trek in Nepal, I highly recommend Highland Expeditions. They’re the best!

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
Nandish Kopri

A BIG thank you to Highland Expeditions for their guidance, hospitality, expertise, safety and encouragement to successfully trek the Everest Base Camp and have an amazing once in a life time experience. The overall trip was excellently organized with minute details planned and were taken care of by setting honest expectations. A big “hurray” to our guides and porters who took care of our needs and watched us on every step of the trek. I enjoyed my every bit of conversations with our knowledgeable guides, who patiently explained every question of mine regarding the geography, culture, people, environments and many more.

A special thank you to our highland team, especially Kunga Sherpa and Arjun, who’s immense knowledge and their capability to sense our limits – physical and mental and accordingly setting the pace to adjust to our needs, without which, we could not have reached EBC. They went out of their ways to make us feel comfortable.

Overall, the trek was an exquisite experience and will cherish the memories. The Highland team have become my extended friends.

I would recommend Highland Expeditions without blinking an eye for their services.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
Mohan B

Extremely well organized trip. Our communication with Passang started almost a year before the actual trip and any questions were answered thoroughly within 24 hrs. We made several last minute requests which were accommodated promptly without any issues. We also had a high support staff assigned to our group who were always ahead of any anticipated needs. All accommodations provided were well above our expectations and they clearly state what to expect at each place at the time of booking. The guides and support staff were in constant communication on the hike which helped our group of different pace hikers to have the required individual support. Safety was a top priority for them as they ensured they had somebody watching each and every member of our group as we passed through any difficult spots. At each stop due to advanced communication by the support staff we always had a reserved spot with hot drinks, snacks and lunch/ dinner ready or planned. None in our team of 15 members could come up with any complaint or issues with the arrangements, from the time we landed to when we were dropped off there was constant clear communication and support. If you are looking for a tour operator I am not sure if I can recommend anybody else apart from this company after listening to stories from other groups who went on this similar hike. All fifteen of us were able to finish the hike due to the carefully planned itinerary which included the much needed acclimatization days and hikes.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
Tyler D

Having searched around a year ago for a guide company, I am so pleased to have found Highland Expeditions. The communication with Passang from even before booking, was fantastic, right up until we flew back home after our trek. Both he and Dawa looked after our four person group (myself, my partner and two friends) when we arrived, answering all our questions and putting our minds at ease before we even got to Kathmandu.

Our two guides, Phunu and “small” Pasang, were nothing short of amazing, really engaging, funny and very good at looking after us. This was particularly evident when one my friends came down with AMS and Phunu stayed up all night helping sort out issues with contacting the so-called 24hr insurance company number (it’s not 24hr) for a helicopter evacuation from Gorek Shep. They both looked after us every morning, day and night, serving tea, and food and laughs. Paperwork was done in advance and we never had to wait for anything.

Our porters, Mothi and Ajay were fantastic and I am amazed at how fast they moved carrying our duffel bags, which were always at the Tea Houses waiting for us.

I celebrated my 50th birthday partway up (at Khumjung, on day 4) and my partner celebrated her 45th birthday on the way day, a week later. We were surprised by birthday cake, singing, small gifts and Sherpa blessings. Birthdays we will never forget.

The last dinners we had with the guys were great, with good food, music and crazy dancing. Cannot recommend Highland Expeditions enough! We will be going back for another trek and will definitely be going with Passang and team again. Can’t wait!

Everest Base Camp Trek
Mythilli S

Our EBC trekking was very well organized by the Highland Expeditions team. All the 15 of us completed the EBC trek successfully due to a well-planned itinerary which included adequate acclimatization. I highly recommend Highland Expeditions for all your Himalayan trekking. Thanks to Passang, Kunga, Arjun and the entire team for taking care of us throughout our hike.

Everest Base Camp Trek
Chiara P

Partnering with Highland Expeditions was the best decision I made to achieve the goal of EBC trek for 2023. Passang, the Director was responsive and engaged in the planning process. The on the ground logistics were perfectly coordinated and effortless for me. Our guides, BB and Prasant were experience, kind, caring and really personalized the experience. Our success was their success. In addition our porters, Anil and Yam did an outstanding job. Our bags were at the T houses waiting for us. I encourage anyone doing this adventure to hire Highland Expeditions!

Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
Ryan B
Fantastic adventure! Passang is an incredible host. He always responded extremely efficiently and made sure I was very comfortable that he had everything covered, even last minute adhoc requests – very much disguising the company from other providers.
 
 
Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
Theresa H

If there was more than 5 stars to review this company I would have selected it for sure!

From the moment we paid our deposit to the moment we were back in Kathmandu after our EBC trek, thier service was outstanding.

Everything on the trek was perfectly planned and executed, the advise and information we recieved on a a daily basis ensured we had an successful, enjoyable and issue-free trek. Our guides (Phunu and Pasang) and porters (Moti and Ajay) were brilliant, we enjoyed our time with them enormously!

We will definitely return to Nepal for more adventure and there is no other company other than Highland Expiditions that we will choose, they are simply wonderful.

Everest Base Camp Trek
Alex Bergero

I recommend Highland Expeditions for both treking and expeditions. Really nice team, good organisation and really friendly. I did EBC and Lobuche East and I am 100% satisfied of the trip provided and organised.

Lobuche Peak Climb
Katie Kallmeier

We cannot rate Highland Expeditions highly enough. We had an incredible experience, from start to finish on our Three High Passes trek.

The booking was incredibly easy and we felt fully informed at all stages of the process. We were welcomed at the airport by one of the Highland guides and taken straight to the hotel in a private taxi where Pasang was waiting to greet us. We had a brilliant sight seeing tour to see some of the cultural sights in Kathmandu (with a private guide) before our trek.

Then Pasang introduced us to our guide for the trek and ensured we had all the kit we needed. Our guide was very informative throughout the trek and very positive even when we doubted ourselves. He was very knowledgeable and could always answer our questions.

Finally, after the trek Pasang took us out to dinner to celebrate completing our trek, it was lovely to catch up after a few weeks in the mountains. He also booked a car and made sure there was someone to help us get to our bus stop when departing the hotel!

Overall the trip felt very personal, thank you to Pasang and the brilliant team at Highland!

Everest Three High Passes Trek
Vero Dupere

Fantastic service. Prompt, professional and safe. I definitively recommend! Thanks Pasang, Dawa, Sonam, Dorje, Ngima and all our porters!

Three Peaks Climbing
Nagaraj S

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to each member of the incredible highland expeditions team. Planning the entire trek down to fine details and execution was brilliant, kudos to Passang and the entire Highland expeditions team. All the way from the start at KTM with the charter plane, to the mountain lodges which was the nicest place to stay with great choices of food and excellent hospitality. The team lead Arjun along with Kunga sir and asst. leads, Jeeth, Dev and Ambir made the entire trek very comfortable and relaxing.
Many thanks to the entire team for guiding, inspiring and taking care of us with no compromises. Their ever smiling faces kept spirits high through out the trek.
Though it was exciting to complete the trek to EBC successfully, it was sad to leave them while getting on to helicopter the next day morning…
I wish Highland Expeditions the very best in their journey of hosting trekkers and creating lifetime memories.

Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek

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