Johnny

everest base camp and gokyo ri trek, Nepal - May 22 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Johnny B. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Overall a wonderful trip. I think as a group we were very satisfied with the service provided by Erin and her team. They were easy to contact and made sure that we had everything we needed like rides to and from the airport, information on the trek, and even helped make possible a helicopter trip to Kathmandu which we all really enjoyed.

Some of the highlights of the trip include the helicopter ride to Kathmandu, Kalapattar, EBC in the snow, visiting the Tengbooche monastery, and staying in Namche.

I want to give a special shout out to Tendu our guide. He was incredible and really helped make the trip memorable. Tendu was very knowledgeable about the area and we could point to pretty much any peak and he could name it and give the height. He was extremely attentive to us and it felt like he was genuinely concerned about our safety and well being. The whole time we felt very safe with him and felt like we were in good hands. He was extremely friendly, always positive and happy, and we all got to know him very well on the trip. The assistant guide Passang and the two porters were also wonderful and we were very happy with the service and experience they provided to us. Never have I seen a stronger group of young men than the porters.

The only real thing I think could have better was clarity about what was included during our stay at Hotel Manaslu. I think we were charged for breakfast a few times when I think it should have been included. Other than that I do not have much to complain about.

Overall a wonderful trip and I am very satisfied with both the experience and the service provided. Emphasis on how amazing Tendu and his team were. I plan on returning to the Khumbu sometime in the future, with Tendu hopefully as my guide.

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Johnny,
Thanks so much for the feedback, and so nice to hear about the highlights of your trip. That heli ride sounds spectacular. You guys really seemed to have a good bond with Tendu, so that's nice to hear, too. He's a fantastic guide.

Strange about the charges at the Manaslu, because breakfast is included for you, you're right. I wonder what else they charged you for?

Overall I'm really glad you had the positive experience you did, and when you come back, we'll hook you up with Tendu again for your next adventure!