Trek to EBC and Tour of Kathmandu
If you are reading this, you have likely made up your mind to trek to Everest Base Camp or explore Nepal and are trying to make a decision about your trekking company. Prior to our adventure, I was where you are at doing as much research as possible as this was my 15 year daughter’s dream and I was tasked with her safety on this trek. With that being said, I placed our well being in the hands of Nepal Planet Treks and Expeditions based on a review I found where Sanjib had led a couple in their mid-50’s safely down from EBC after the earthquakes in 2015. It was a fantastic decision as a team that Sanjib (Laxman – our guide, Raj – our porter, and Sanjib) put together was outstanding and made our trip a memory of a lifetime. The Nepal Planet Treks and Expeditions team went out of their way to accommodate all our needs, schedule, concerns, and the things we didn’t even know we needed. This included: -Prior to arriving, Sanjib was quick to respond to any questions and made planning easy. -Sanjib met us at the airport upon arrival, checked us into the hotel he had arranged for us, took us to dinner and made sure our first day in Kathmandu was easy and fun. -Laxman and Sanjib reviewed our gear prior to the trek and helped us rent or buy what we needed in Kathmandu so what we packed on the trek was exactly what what we should take. -Laxman constantly checked in with us along the trek to make sure we were comfortable and feeling well. He took extra time to address any issues that came up and thoughtfully told us to go at our own pace and enjoy the trek. He also served our meals, making sure we were getting the nutrition and sleep we needed at each tea house. -Laxman knew this was my daughter’s adventure and was conscious about her questions and pace during the day. He even sent pictures/texts back home to my wife to let her know where we were at and that we were safe when our phones did not work (he is our adopted son now by the way). -Every time we saw Raj he had a smile on his face despite lugging all our gear up and down the trail to EBC. -Sanjib took us on a fantastic tour of Kathmandu after we returned from the EBC trek as we had a couple days to kill before flying out. After spending 14 days trekking and couple more in Kathmandu with Laxman and Sanjib, there is obviously a lot more to say, but I think you get the picture. If you are looking for a cost-effective and overly accommodating trekking company in Nepal, you can do no wrong in selecting Sanjib’s Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition P. Ltd.