I am a frequent traveller and have been to Nepal on three different occasions. Each time with different operator (Foreign and Local Company) but recently i travelled with Highland Expeditions after knowing them from my colleague and they are above all the companies i have travelled with before.
After doing short and lower elevation treks previously during my trip to Nepal, this time i decided to do Everest Base Camp Trek combined with helicopter flight back to Kathmandu and i had a trip of a lifetime with them. From communication prior to arriving until the departure, everything worked perfectly. Passang welcomed me at the airport and after reaching KGH, he gave us trip briefing and covered all the important aspects of trek which was really helpful. Their guides were amazing and we couldn’t have made it without them. Hotel in Kathmandu, Tea Houses/Lodges, Guides and logistical arrangements were all top notch.
After three consecutive trips to Nepal, I finally found a company that i can rely on.Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
I can’t say enough good things about traveling with Highland Expeditions! From communication and information before the trip, to getting me out of Lukla during bad weather after the trek, I felt really lucky to be with Highland Expeditions.
I made it to EBC with no altitude sickness, had an amazing local guide who helped me go at a slow pace and knew all about the region. I felt safe (as a solo young female traveler) the entire time, and reaching EBC was one of the highs of my life!
Passang organized a custom solo trip for me. He answered all of my questions before and during, did all of my airport transfers and set up a really great tour around Kathmandu with a private guide for one of my extra days.
More than anything though, I knew I went with the right tour company when all flights were cancelled to and from Lukla due to the weather after the trek. After only two days of being stuck, Passang got me the last spot on the last helicopter leaving for that day (only 2 helicopters had gone in days). Everyone else at my lodge was still stuck, some people for almost 8 days. To get a helicopter you HAVE to have someone with connections in Kathmandu and Passang made sure I got out and made my international flight.
This trip was the trip of a lifetime for me! Every day was filled with the most amazing views I’ve ever seen and I will remember it for the rest of my life! I think everyone should do this trip and use Highland Expeditions!Everest Base Camp Trek 14 Days
We embarked on the trip little realising how demanding the logistics can be, the mountains and weather care for no one.
Highland Expeditions with Passang and Mr. Kunga (Our trip guide) made our encounter with the magnificent mountains and lakes an amazing experience. Their care, concern, professionalism and expertise were beyond expectation. Highland Expeditions is a team i trust with my life. In the Himalayas, you need this. Also, very importantly was how well they looked after their staff and porters and how they provided our team of 3 with 4 staff. We saw many group with far far less staffing ratio.Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek
Not an easy trek but the exhilaration of walking with the Himalayas all around us made it all more than worth the while.
Definitely recommended for anyone who wants to walk in a picture postcard setting. It’s cold, It’s tiring, It’s exhausting, you will be pushed to your limits but it was a life changing experience for us.
Thanks to Highland Expeditions for looking after us so well.Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek
The trip was amazing. Walking in the clouds with knowledgeable guides with a high client to guide ratio was excellent. The scenery was breathtaking and with acclimatization, all sings of altitude sickness were averted. It was a tough climb but the guides went at a pace we could cope with.
All round thumbs up.Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek
We started email with Passang Sherpa. He was very patient and thorough helping us decide our best options for a trek. Upon arriving he met us at the airport and someone associated with Highland Expeditions never left our sides. Everything was first class. The accommodation we a little rustic for w western, the service was all on point. They adjusted our speed based on our abilities and always asked if we need assistance. All the way until the end, the even dropped us off at the KTM Airport upon leaving and sent us a follow up email. Our guide, Kunga , was very warm and friendly – I guess the Nepal way. I would say they treated us like FAMILY – I just wish my family treated me so well.
Please feel free to contact me for more info. Trip with memories to fill a lifetime. PS. Its a regular United Nations on your trek. You will meet people form all over the globe. Incredible interesting conversation in the Tea Houses dinning area!Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek
Excellent service from start to finish.
We went for 12 days EBC tour with helicopter flight back to Kathmandu with Highland Expeditions and they met all our requirements and preferences.
Passang was very prompt to our email from the beginning and provided us very detailed information on trek, which helped us in planning for the trek from before and after meeting him and the fantastic crew of Highland Expeditions, we were well looked after and they were very professional in their work.
I would recommend Highland Expeditions to anyone considering a trek in Nepal.
Highland Expeditions came highly recommended by a friend who had previously trekked with Passang. We were very impressed and satisfied with the service level provided to us 3 ladies. We had the honor of having Kunga as our guide (very experienced climber). Assistant guide, Shyam and porters Sunil and Samir were very friendly and the team took very good care of us and met our every need, always ensuring we were comfortable and well fed. The daily treks were timed very well so we arrived at our home for the day early in the afternoon with sufficient time to enjoy the rest of the day. The porters would arrive at our lodge early to ensure we got the good rooms. Overall, it was an amazing and memorable trek with Highland Expeditions and I’m already looking forward to my next trek with them!Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
Great Trip! Highland Expeditions met and exceeded all expectations. Kunga was a great guide who made sure we had a safe and memorable experience.Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
What a joy when you stepped on Annapurna Base Camp without altitude mountain sickness! Thanks to Highland Expeditions led by Passang and his team for their considerate, caring and helpful nature.
The trek was well organized , relax, well-fed (food was good) and accommodation was clean. Enjoyed the spectacular views of mountains, waterfalls, streams and forest along the trails. Daily briefing and repeated lessons on the range of mountains and villages and cultures with our endless questions.
This is the 3rd time my travel-mates joined the Highland Expeditions for Nepal trek. Its speak all for their excellent service.
Keep up the good job!Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
We booked Everest base camp heli trek with Highland Expeditions in late Nov, 2017 and it was an experience of a lifetime.
The trek to the base camp of Everest is itself an amazing experience beside we took helicopter flight back to Kathmandu from Pheriche which allowed us to see the mighty mountains from different angle but what made the trek even more amazing is because of our trekking team (Guide Kunga and Kancha) and expertise showed by entire Highland expeditions team. Passang always answered our email promptly and gave us detailed information about trek, and after we landed in Kathmandu, everything was delivered as promised.
I would highly recommend Highland Expeditions to anyone looking for trekking and climbing operator in Nepal as you wouldn’t find any better than them.
Highland Expeditions is certainly the choice to make with when you want to explore Nepal and trekking its mountainous range. My hiking mates and I made our trip to Nepal on the 26th Oct – 10th Nov. We had 10 day trekking made to Machhapuchhre base camp and Annapurna Base Camp and the rest were historical n temple visits at Lumbini Park, Pokhara n Kathmandu. Truly, Passang and his dad who happened to be our guide made safety and care their primary concern. Their assistant guide Shyam, their porters were also always helpful and made our trip very special. I would say their package were very reasonable, their specialist in handing over their sleeping bag n down jacket during the duration of our trekking kept us very warm n nice. All these wonderful people made our trip joyous and a memorable one indeed. Thanking Passang, Kunga, Syam, Sameer and Sunil very very much for your care n concern.Annapurna Sanctuary Trek
I was very happy that I booked with Highland Expeditions, they went above and beyond in assisting me, especially Passang. I heard so many bad stories about other companies from fellow trekkers along the way but Highland Expeditions were great.
Thanks Guys, I made it, EBC & Mt. Kalapathar
Everest Base Camp Trek
Just returned from Everest Base Camp Heli Trek with Highland Expeditions Nepal in May, 2017. This was our first high altitude trek and all four of us made it to the base camp safely; all credit goes to the fantastic team of Highland Expeditions and their expert guidance. The service was second to none and everything went smoothly as planned.
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
I went on a solo trek to Helambu with Highland Expeditions. Unfortunately, I became ill during the trek and could not continue the ascend, but they made last minute arrangements so that I was still able to enjoy the trek at a lower altitude. From start to finish they took good care to make sure everything went smoothly and that I enjoyed my stay in Nepal. Their service is above and beyond. Thank you Passang and team!Helambu Trek