William Stephens and Valerie Stephens were a part of Everest High Passes expedition in the Everest region past October/November. The squad had five British citizens. The expedition included Kongma La Pass 5535m, Kala Pattar 5545m, Cho La Pass 5420m, Gokyo Ri 5360m Renzo La Pass 5345m. The 18 days long trek covering the exceptionally adventurous passes in the Highland came to an end on November 1, 2012 at Lukla. After, the completion of once in a life time Himalayan exploration Stephens came to EH office to share their tour experiences.
Here we present their opinions regarding their stay in Nepal.
“Meeting and Handling was excellent and very efficient”.
“Trekking guide, tour guide and supporting staffs were excellent. Bharat Rana was professional, friendly and informative. Dinesh was excellent, aspiring guide. He was friendly and attentive”.
“We stayed in very fine lodges. Lodge staffs did a good job of feeding us on time- freshly cooked food. Sometimes due to very cold circumstances, drinks was not adequate. Hotel Marsyangdi in Kathmandu was excellent and clean with very good food. Our transportation services was spotless”.
“Our itinerary was perfect. Though the tour was tough, it was very lightly executed because of perfect itinerary”.
“At the high places a lot time was spent each morning working out the shortfall in money due to extra drinks. Example, a large pot instead of 1 cups each. Perhaps a slight increment in budget to include more drinks and soups is essential in the high places”.
Apr 2023 I had an incredible experience trekking to Everest Base Camp with Explore Himalaya. Our guides were absolutely amazing. They provided us with exceptional support and guidance throughout the journey. The porters deserve special recognition too for their hard work and dedication. The entire journey was filled with breathtaking views and unforgettable experiences. From the start until the conclusion , every moment was filled with awe and wonder. I highly recommend Explore Himalaya for anyone seeking an unforgettable trekking experience in the Himalayas. Thank you to all the the staff, for making our journey truly exceptional!
13 Day Manaslu Circuit Trek Nov 2018 We have just returned to Kathmandu after a wonderful trek around the Manaslu circuit, starting in Soti Khola and finishing in Jaget. The trek and transport out and back to Kathmandu were very well organized. Our guide, Bharet Rana was excellent, arranging our tea-house accomodation and meals each day, without hitch. He was always good humoured and provided an interesting commentary on sights along the way.
Our Everest Base Camp trek was a wonderful and memorable one. Everything was very well organised. Thank you Explore Himalaya and the staffs for such an excellent service. We were taken care of from the moment we landed in Ktm till the day we left. The Guides and the Porters team of Explore Himalaya are very friendly and helpful. They took care of every little things during our trek. Some walked faster, some slowly and few could not but No one was left behind. They walk with your pace and motivates you until you get up. Anuj Pandey, MD of Explore Himalaya was available 24 hours a day when anybody was in need, he even flew to Namche to check if everything was going well and if everybody was doing good. The Guides Bibek Pandey, Bhuwan Tamang and Ram Rajbhandari along with their 5 Porters were the main pillars who made our mission accomplished. I'd highly recommend anybody who wants to travel to Nepal to contact Explore Himalaya and get themselves spoilt and entertained with their excellent service.
Helicopter flight to Everest basecamp Mar 2023 Organized for us a life time experience by helicopter to the base camp. Very well organized and all what has been promised was delivered. Would highly recommend this service.
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