Wonderful Trip In The Himalayas
We used Adventure Great Himalaya for two different treks during our stay in Nepal. We came in December, during COVID times. Babu was very responsive to our inquiries and helped us successfully obtain our visas during these difficult traveling times. We compared this agency with multiple others and chose to work with Babu because he offered the most complimentary gear and services (cramp-ons, sleeping bags, heavy down jackets, emergency oxygen cans, trekking poles, duffle bags etc.). We are very glad we did. Upon arrival in Kathmandu everything went smoothly and we really experienced special adventures of a lifetime.
The first trek we did was EBC 3 Passes with our guide Krishna and porter Lama. Because of COVID there were hardly any travelers so many lodges/tea houses were closed. Krishna was very proactive in securing a place for us to sleep at night. For example, from his communications he found out there were no open lodges in the village Dzongla, so he coordinated with the owner of the Green Valley lodge to come up from Pangboche village to accommodate our stay. Another time the village we planned to have lunch at was unexpectedly empty, but good thing Krishna packed Mandarin oranges and Snicker bars which he shared with us, and Lama met us half way to our next stop with warm tea. Krishna’s English is very good, and communication was always clear. He is also very knowledgeable about the terrain and peaks in the Everest Region. We were impressed that he knew the elevation of every location we asked about. Overall we are very happy with both Krishna and Lama, and their expertise.
The second trek we did was Mardi Himal with our guide-cum-porter Ram. Although his English is not as good, his positive spirit was contagious and we really enjoyed his company. He referred to me as “little sister” in Nepali, and fittingly, like a big brother, he was always watching out for me. We are so grateful for Ram!
Boaz & Caitlyn
Travel year: 2020