My friend and i wanted to trek to Everest Base Camp, normally we would do this solo without the use of guides as we travel frequently.
We decided that using a Company in Nepal would make things easier for us and as such we could enjoy the trek without the hassle of having to organize accommodation etc.
We emailed KP at Himalayan Smile at very late notice and attended the office in Thamel on our arrival to Kathmandu.
KP despite our short notice immediately organized a private trek for us departing without delay the next day. For a great price.
KP then introduced us to Chandara who would be our Guide for the entirety of the Everest Base Camp Trek. Chandara was a polite and friendly Nepali gentlemen with a good command of English. Chandara immediately took us on a tour of the Thamel district and helped us organize Sim cards for our phones sorted our permits and took us shopping to get the extra clothing we needed. Chandara's assistance saved us time and money and we learnt a lot about the Thamel region under his guidance.
Himalayan Smile organized a great room for us in a lovely hotel Apsara Boutique. (included in the price of the Trek). They also supplied us wth great sleeping bags and duffle bags to store extra items that the porter would carry.
Chandara organized everything for us, checking us in at the airport making our trek completely stress free. Every time we arrived at a destination for the night Chandara and out porter Manoj would
have every thing organized so that we had absolutely no worries and could just enjoy the trek and take in the magnificent views and the amazing culture of the Khumbu Region.
Being experienced Trekkers (both ex military) Chandara was happy to let us go at our own pace which we really appreciated and he really looked after us so that we had absolutely no worries. Every thing was taken care of from start to finish. Chandara also translated for us when needed assisted us with purchasing anything we needed and his intimate knowledge of the Region really made a difference to our trip.
We were making great time and Chandara was happy to accommodate this and when we finished a few days early he worked constantly to get us on a plane out of Lukla to Kathmandu so that we could experience more of beautiful Nepal rather than be stuck in Lukla.
Over all, i highly recommended Himalayan Smile. Exceptional Service. Chandara was an amazing guide and even our porter Manoj became a good friend and both treated us with the up most respect.
Himalayan Smile made our trip stress free and we enjoyed it immensely. The price was very reasonable.
Along the way we met a lot of people traveling without a guide and honestly they seemed to be struggling with some parts. Having Chandara with us every step of the way took away any stress we might of had attempting this trek alone.
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