Sandra

Short treks in the everest region - 7 and 10 day itineraries, Nepal - Oct 10 - Oct 16, 2017

Traveler: Sandra F. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

Guide and porter were both great. Very friendly, calm and understanding.
The trek itself was ok as well but the 3rd was just too much.
As we already knew beforehand that it will be a long day, we couldn't really enjoy the view at the peak because we had the feeling that we need to rush in order to get all the distance covered within daylight. Although we hurried, we did not manage to arrive Junbesi by daylight. The last 2 hours we were trekking in the dark. Further the trek on this day was really hard and there were several Situations where i was really scared to death. The Trek was full with stones, it was tight and slippery and next to some really high cliffs. I spent 4 hours of the day Just praying to survive. I know this might sound a bit dramatic but I was really facing big fears. Our Guide was really helpful and supported us best possible. I would split the 3rd day and only walk till Lunch. There is No need for a full restday in Junbesi, if the day before is devided into 2 days..

Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Sandra, thanks for taking the time for the feedback and review. Glad you enjoyed the trek and its good feedback that the third day was a bit long. As you mentioned, this was known, and the difference really comes when people eventually walk. I guess some of the slippery and stony parts delayed the walk quite a bit, as the going would have been slow.

I apologise for this, and we could have made the change dynamically on the trek itself. The reason we try to reach Junbesi is that the free day... read more

Sandra, thanks for taking the time for the feedback and review. Glad you enjoyed the trek and its good feedback that the third day was a bit long. As you mentioned, this was known, and the difference really comes when people eventually walk. I guess some of the slippery and stony parts delayed the walk quite a bit, as the going would have been slow.

I apologise for this, and we could have made the change dynamically on the trek itself. The reason we try to reach Junbesi is that the free day allows for some small walks to the monastery which some travellers really like. Agreed that we can do away with this when that interest is not there!

Thanks for the feedback. All noted and will go into implementing in the trek briefings so we can make appropriate changes according to trekkers interests!