“from the beginning till the very end. Amazing!”
My husband and I decided to do the Everest View Trek for our 2-week honeymoon with High Asia Tours after I've read all the positive reviews on Trip Advisor. I can attest to all the positive reviews that others have written about High Asia Tours. From the first email I sent to Dave till a day before we departed for trekking, Dave has been very responsive and prompt with his replies.
Because we went in June and monsoon came earlier than expected, Dave suggested us Option #2 in case flights to Lukla was to be delayed. On the day we were at the airport waiting for our flight, it turned out the flight was delayed yet again and on that day, it was the 6th day flights out to Lukla were postponed/cancelled. So we went on with Option #2 which was the Annapurna Base Camp trek. Our guide, Dhiren was with us and he handled EVERYTHING and I'm sure Dave was on the other end of the phone prepping everything for us too. All we had to do was give Dhiren our passports, he did his thing and voilà! We were all set to jet off to Pokhara.
Dhiren was a great guide and my husband and I could not have asked for a better one than him. Because he's from the mountains, he shared with us so many local knowledge and really took care of us. From what my husband and I observed, other guides (I'm assuming from other trekking companies) led their trekkers in a way that made them more eager to reach from point A to point B without taking in the beauty of the Himalayas. But with Dhiren, he took our physical abilities seriously and allowed us to enjoy not just the trek but the surroundings too. The highlight of our trek was when Dhiren told us to take our own time to trek up from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to ABC and that allowed us to spend some quality time in the Himalayas before the clouds rolled in.
High Asia Tours really took care of everything for us. I highly recommend them and I recommend Dhiren as your guide if you're planning to trek the Himalayas in Nepal.
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