Highly recommend Sangita for Nepal travel
Sep 22 - Oct 8, 2023
Sangita was a wonderful travel planner. She was kind and easy to interact with. She listened and took care of all the details. She and her team made sure we had everything we needed. When our domestic flights were unexpectedly cancelled mid-trip, she quickly came up with a plan B to do the same thing in a different city that was closer and didn't require a flight. The various guides she set up for us in-country were lovely as well. I would especially recommend Rabin as a trekking guide.
I cannot say enough about this amazing place. It was like stepping into a different world. At once simple and luxurious, it was the perfect place to stay when we began and ended our time in Nepal. The staff are generous, helpful, kind, and so very friendly. The food/meals were delicious. The architecture was mesmerizing and you could spend hours studying the carved wood and intricate details of the brick and wood rooms. Every nook and cranny of this place has character. DO NOT MISS this hotel.
This hotel was really fun but seemed a little dated for the price. Though after nearly 12 days of hiking, the room and especially the shower was a real luxury. The views were beautiful and the dining experience was wonderful because of the service and the super cool architecture (and fireplace!) and use of the mountainside as part of the building.
Such a lovely place to spend the night in after trekking without showers for nearly 2 weeks! The staff was friendly and helpful from the moment we arrived and exchanged our hiking boots for slippers. The rooms are small, but clean and nice. The shower and bathroom were clean and had hot water. I especially loved the dining room (gorgeous painted walls and ceiling!) and the sunroom/sitting room at one end of the building (great place to relax and read!).
The flight and landing at the Lukla airport was unlike any other flight you'll ever take. It is a MUST DO. Loved it. Don't forget to stay around and watch other flights landing and taking off! Grab some tea in Lukla and then head out for the first day of hiking. It's an easy day and a good day to get used to hiking and the weight of your bag.
I think this is the hardest day of hiking. Lots of uphill, but you will make it and it will be so worth it! Tengboche is a unique place with beautiful views of the mountains!
This hike was nice and was THE DAY to get to EBC. It was what we had been waiting for. Totally worth it.
Do not miss Kalapatthar!! It is going to be tempting to sleep in when it's 4:30am and you don't want to get up in the literal freezing cold, but the views are breathtaking. This was my favorite day of the hike. Please do not pass it up!! Hike all the way to the top. Your guide will tell you about halfway up that the views are not all that different at the top, and that's mostly true, but they are actually different in that the top gives you a 360 view. If you are physically able to hike to the top, do it!
This is a must-do while in Nepal. Take your time soaking in everything with all your senses.