My experience with Advanced Adventures was wonderful! Iand had a blast in Nepal with AA. Everything that I needed was taken care of: my transportation to/from the hotel, my trekking permit, my hotel in kathmandu, as well as everything on the trek. The actual trekking portion of the package was exceptional. My Nepali guide organised everything for me. He made sure I was healthy (e.g. ensuring I was adjusting properly to the altitude, describing what to eat and what not to eat and why). When I decided I wanted to change the itenerary to give me more time near base camp, my guide supported me and kept a close eye on my physical condition. Because of his help and willingness to be flexible, I managed to get a beautiful view of Everest despite travelling in the monsoon season. When my flight back to kathmandu was cancelled due to rain, my guide even walked with me for three more days to the nearest road to take a jeep back.
If you are looking for a stress-free, safe and flexible trekking/climbing experience then Advanced Adventures is the company for you.
General information to keep in mind:
– Be ready to tip your guide and porter; it is customary in Nepal. This addition snuck up on me, but by the time the trek was over, I was more than happy to reward my guide and porter. This extra bonus helps them out tremendously
– Be prepared for any weather scenario as it relates to your schedule. The flights in and out of Lukla may be delayed and can add anywhere from 2-8 days to your journey. Give yourself a large time buffer. If everything runs as planned you will have extra time to explore Kathmandu valley and Pokhara.
Thank you Advanced Adventures! I will be back soon!