An amazing journey to Gokyo Lakes, Cho La Pass, and EBC
We’re still dreaming of the Himalaya after our amazing 12-day trek with Nepal Planet! We trekked from Lukla to Gokyo Lakes, then went to Everest Base Camp (EBC) via Cho La Pass. This trip was our first time in Nepal. My partner (from South America) and I (from the US) have traveled a lot, including over a dozen trips to India for me, and we have a lot of experience in the mountains, so we were originally considering trekking without a guide. After reading many stories online about the importance of a guide and guiding culture in Nepal, recognizing we were trying to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time, and receiving an encouraging recommendation of Nepal Planet from a good friend, we decided to book our trip with Nepal Planet. And we’re extremely glad we made the decision to trek with Nepal Planet. From accommodating our hotel requests with flexibility and graciousness, to greeting us at the airport with open arms and smiles, to taking care of us while trekking above 5,500 meters and traversing ice falls, to explaining different aspects of our surroundings and Nepali culture, to sharing many laughs and stories over food and drinks—the team at Nepal Planet helped us create an unforgettable memory and build a deep relationship with a place and people that we hope to return to many more times in our lives. The team has the experience, knowledge, and relationships to make for a hassle-free, remarkable trip; for example, they called ahead to reserve nice lodges with tasty food, kept us on trails that were sometimes difficult to find, and adjusted our flight itinerary on the fly. A special thanks to our incredibly considerate, knowledgeable, and personable guide, Mun, and Sanjib and NJ for supporting our amazing journey from the day we started planning to the day we left the country. Going trekking with Nepal Planet feels like going trekking with your long-lost Nepali family. We strongly recommend trekking with Nepal Planet; they really enhanced our experience. We’ll be back!