We used Adventure Club Treks for our trip to Everest Base Camp last year and I was really impressed with the service. From all the pre-trip organising and advise, with a complete itinerary up front and meeting us at Kathmandu airport, to organising trips around the city, to our exciting flight into Lukla and the 12-day trek to Everest Base Camp – everything was great, Birendra even helped us source the additional equipment like sleeping bags and walking poles for those in the group that didn’t have their own. They really looked after us and worked tirelessly to get us all to Base Camp, there were a few that suffered with altitude sickness and they quickly stepped in to organise the rescues without being over-cautious.
Birendra and his team of guides and porters were professional, but fun (we had a brilliant spontaneous snow-ball fight at about 5000m, plus lots of banter throughout the trip), accommodating and most of all patient! The tea houses we used are very basic, but that’s part of the amazing adventure that is EBC! If you want all the comforts of your western home, then you’re better off staying there. Most importantly the guides and porters are appropriately clothed and looked after too, this can’t be said of all companies operating in the region and it really is our responsibility to use reputable ones that look after their amazing people, there are too many deaths of Sherpas on that mountain for the sake of Western travel! Be responsible, not cheap!
I’d highly recommend Adventure Club Treks and hope to do another trip with them very soon – next time - the jungle and rafting, they’re definitely my go-to company in Nepal!London, United Kingdom