From the start of our trip planning, the travel company was very accommodating, flexible, and willing to assist us with all of our questions. We were on a tight timeline, and they were able to give us multiple options to get back sooner from our trip as we had limited time off. The travel company was able to connect us with a local luxury guide company for our travels, and we we had a local guide who grew up in Nepal. He was professional, always on time, and knowledgable about the area. While we were not trekking, the travel company had local guide agents in Kathmandu, Nepal to greet us or get us to each destination, which was appreciated. Again, all guides/drivers were timely, professional, and willing to accommodate whatever we needed!
Our guide has been in the profession for 20 years, and we were impressed with the knowledge he had of the area. He seemed to know everyone, even when we were in very remote places! He was flexible with us, and often tailored experiences based on our interests. For example, when he learned that my husband and I were in the medical profession, he offered us a chance to go to a local medical clinic to meet the physician, which was a great experience. We also were thankful that our schedule included a hike to Kala Patthar, which has the best views of Mt. Everest. We also loved visiting Mt. Ama Dablam: it was beautiful and just as impressive as Mt. Everest. It was really fun to see all of the climbers getting ready to make summit attempts, and we enjoyed spending time at base camp.
Due to the altitude, it would be beneficial to take more than one acclimation day when reaching 4,000 - 4,500 meters. We were on a tight timeline so we could not do this, but I would recommend it for other travelers, and I think the travel company should build into the schedules if they can. Also, the travel company liked checking in with us every day/every other day to see how we were enjoying ourselves. However, while trekking, this was challenging, as we may have been in the middle of a steep climb. We were happy to have our guide provide updates on our behalf. So, I would recommend that the travel company asks the clients beforehand how much they want to be contacted during a trek.
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