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
Great trip with excellent guides. Everything was perfectly arranged: both the communication and coordination in advance as well as the actual trekking. Many thanks, Passang & his team!!!Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
Highland Expeditions were excellent. We had a month-long trip through the remote Rolwaling valley and from the porters to the Sherpas they were excellent. Highest quality food, advice and service throughout. I doubt we could have found a better company in Nepal and would not hesitate to use them again.Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek
We did a 3-week epic, challenging and at times, extreme, trek along the Rolwalling Valley, climbing Yolang Ri and crossing the Tashi Laptcha Pass. Highland Exp looked after us incredibly well providing for all our needs. We had an amazing team from every experienced guide, to the kitchen team and porters all of whom were both delightful and hard-working. We highly recommend Highland Expeditions for their professionalism, friendliness and ability to lead safely and knowledgeably over some challenging parts of Nepal.Rolwaling Tashi Lapcha Pass Trek
We have had a fantastic trip (Everest Basecamp trek), for sure thanks to Highland Expeditions! As well before as during the trip Passang and his team have done their utmost to prepare and run everything as smoothly and conveniently as possible. Their experience and expertise are of the highest level! Would recommend them to everyone!Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
Highland expeditions were excellent and we had a great time hiking to Everest Base Camp. Thank you to Akash our guide.Everest Base Camp Heli Trek
What an outstanding company. Not paying through the nose, I was a little unsure what to expect but these guys were amazing. The comfort, professionalism and safety were second to none. And their schedule was so smart, it did everything to get us to the summit. Well done guys, see you again soonAma Dablam Expedition 2023
We trekked all the way up to Everest Base Camp – our guide and support from Highland Expeditions made it all possible – while other trekkers were left at the airport we made it up on the mountain and the same coming back. Simply excellent service!!Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
Truly an amazing trip, couldn’t be more happy with absolutely everyone at Highland Expedition, so glad I found such a wonderful company with great people I can truly call friends after my trip! Look forward to many more adventures with Passang & the amazing team!! Joseph CavallaroEverest Base Camp Heli Trek
Highly professional and experienced company. Made my experience safe and enjoyable. Choose them for the best Nepal experience.Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
I’d like to say a massive thank you to Passang from the first email to the time we said goodbye at the airport he was truly an exceptional tour operator. The 2 people who made my trip to EBC an amazing & unforgettable experience were Aakash & Raj. Aakash’s kindness was truly humbling as was Raj’s smile & strength & had a smile on his face every day rain or shine. On arrival back in the UK, I thought to myself who was the happiest – them or us? I still don’t know.
Thank you to Highland Expeditions for the most amazing life experience and truly recommend it. Best wishes Martyn & Max (Father & Son)Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek
All around great experience with Highland Expeditions. They took everything very seriously from the start. I did a solo trip and they arranged a bit of a custom journey for me. Guide (Ang) was very knowledgeable and very engaging. An extra plus is he is a great photographer as well. Would strongly recommend it.Everest Base Camp Gokyo Lakes Heli Trek
We booked our hike to EBC with highland expedition. Owner ( Passang) was always available to answer any question prior to trip. He organised highly skilled team of guides and porters. Two of the guides were Arjun and Koonga. They displayed amazingly detailed knowledge about the area but not just that they were so familiar with altitude sickness. During course of hike, most in our group experienced altitude sickness. They were ready with remedies.
I can’t recommend highland expedition highly enough. If you can get team of Arjun, Koonga and Jeet. This trio is just amazing, goes above and beyond for your comfort.