By Amanda from Manchester on 2011-01-07
Pros: Well Organised,Once in a Lifetime Experience
Describe Yourself: World Traveller
Best Uses: Adventure,Holiday
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Comments about Everest Base Camp Trek :
The trip was wonderful, we were very lucky in the fact that it was the beginning of the season and thus quite quiet on the walk, especially as when we were walking back particularly at Namche there were more and more trekkers coming along. Also the weather was very sunny with no rain until the last night at Lukla before the flight back when it poured down but as it was our last night and first beer we had drunk in two weeks we didn’t mind.
Everything went to plan and we made it Base Camp with no altitude sickness at all, our guide (basu) and porter (krishna) were also great, basu was determined we would have a good time and make it here, making sure we didn’t go too fast and ensured we had loads of breaks, and also tried to get up to eat more than two people could possibly eat! Krishna was very funny, he seemed to know everyone in every village and if he didn’t he made friends with them as soon as he met them, you could also tell when he was around as it nosier and he made everyone laugh, and was also a devil at cards. They taught us this Nepalese card game so we played that most nights, with Krishna winning most of the time. You couldn’t have met two nicer people they really made an enormous difference to the holiday especially as it was just the four of us, Krishna tended to walk with us which was good.
All in all it was a great holiday, though I don’t think I have ever been as cold as that before, the dining room at gorek shep was -10, and I’ve never walked so far up hill in all my life, on the walk down, looking back at some of the hills we’d climbed I still can’t believe I actually climbed them.
All I can say is I would definitely recommend Macs as every one there went out of their way to answer my emails and the holiday was went ahead with no problems.
Thanks again for all your help