Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

  • 3 reviews
  • 5 Days
Price per personUS$1499
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 2355
2 - 2 US$ 1795
3 - 5 US$ 1599
6 - 10 US$ 1479
27 September, 2022Or Check Availability
$2355 x 1 guests:
$2355

Total
$2355
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  • Trip Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonMarch- May, Sep- Nov
  • Max Altitude5545 m Klapatahr

Overview

Venture into the frozen heart of the Himalayas to discover the alpine region known as the Khumbu. Here we’ll savor a heady mix of vibrant culture and spectacular scenery, where hardy mountaineers and gregarious locals move freely amongst the highest mountains on the planet. Join Alpine Ramble Treks on an unforgettable adventure to Everest Base Camp.”

 

Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek Highlights

  • Enjoy a warm reception from your hosts at Alpine Ramble Treks when you arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Take in stunning mountain vistas from an aerial perspective as you pass over the Himalayas on two dramatic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Visit the exciting mountain town of Namche Bazaar and check out its Sherpa Museum, where you’ll learn about the rich traditions of this timeless culture.
  • Earn gobsmacking views of towering snowcapped peaks, such as Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, and the unmatched Mount Everest.
  • Ascend to higher than 5,500 meters in altitude to reach the magnificent viewpoint of Kala Patthar, where you’ll be rewarded with the best alpine panorama in all of Nepal.
  • Stand at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain when you accomplish the realization of every trekker’s dream: arriving at Everest Base Camp.
  • Enjoy the ultimate mountain flight during a thrilling helicopter ride between Namche and Everest Base Camp.

 

 

Nepal’s Everest Base Camp Trek is widely recognized as something of a holy grail for any serious hiker, and for good reason. Nowhere else on the planet can you walk amongst bustling Buddhist monasteries and charming mountainside villages, traversing narrow yak paths and untamed trails to ultimately reach the world’s tallest mountain.

It’s possible to spend longer than two full weeks exploring the length and breadth of the Khumbu on foot, and each moment spent in the rarefied air of the Himalayas is its own reward. But it’s also possible to reach Everest Base Camp in just a few days—and you don’t need to be a world-class athlete, either.

At Alpine Ramble Treks, we’ve developed our five-day itinerary to represent an accessible version of this famous hike that’s appropriate for trekkers of all ages. As with each of our travel packages, we’ve striven to offer the perfect combination of value, luxury, and compelling adventure.

Our five-day Everest Base Camp Trek has also been called the Everest Luxury Trek, and it’s easy to see why. One of the best highlights of hiking in the Khumbu can be glimpsed in the form of your nightly accommodations.

You’ll be booked into cozy teahouses and well-appointed lodges where you can enjoy a home-cooked meal and a warm bed after each strenuous day on the trail. These are simple, lovely accommodations, and Alpine Ramble Treks has carefully chosen each teahouse along your route to ensure you receive only the best in cleanliness and comfort.

This authentic Nepali hospitality can be seen in each village along the path to Everest Base Camp. You’ll get a firsthand look at rural life in the Himalayas, and the friendly mountain villagers you meet will be eager to share their experiences and culture with you.

Every visitor to the Khumbu walks away with a fuller understanding of Sherpa culture and the rich religious heritage which informs its traditions.

Of course, what would the Everest trip be without mountains? You’ll see them here in spades, from the iconic two peaks of Ama Dablam to the rapturously beautiful monoliths of Lhotse and Nuptse.

Many hikers happily concede that these mountains are even more impressive than Everest itself—but you’ll have to decide that for yourself. And as you approach the world’s tallest mountain, you’ll also get to feast your eyes on a staggering variety of additional scenery: steeply terraced fields, verdant forests hanging with moss, rhododendron flowers, and rocky paths decorated only by strings of prayer flags whipping in the wind.

The Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventurer’s dream come true. It brings people from every walk of life to the tiny airport at Lukla and leads them to the foot of Everest itself—and back again. We’d love for you to join us on the finest hike in all of Nepal. If you’re ready to get started, contact us today by email or WhatsApp at +977 9851175531.

 

Best Time to do the 

Weather in the Himalayas is variable, and the best trekking seasons are usually determined by the arrival of the summer monsoon. In order to avoid the wettest conditions, many hikers travel during the spring, which occurs from February to March. This is the time of year when wildflowers are in bloom and temperatures are at their most comfortable.

Other trekkers might prefer to undertake the Everest Base camp hiking during the autumn season, between September and November. This is perhaps the best time of year for crisp days and clear mountain views. Of course, winter treks are also possible; while temperatures can be cold and trails can be packed with snow, there is an undeniable appeal to enjoying the EBC without a crowd.

We typically recommend against hiking the Everest trek during summer. If your schedule only allows you to visit Nepal during the summer, Alpine Ramble Treks will be happy to arrange a proper Himalayan adventure on one of our many alternate routes.

Please note: On rare occasions, domestic flights between Kathmandu and Lukla may be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions. Your helicopter flights between Syangboche, Everest Base Camp, and Lukla are also dependent upon weather conditions.

Changes can arise during any time of the year, and you can rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will work with you to make any possible alternative arrangements to minimize the interruption to your holiday.

 

Everest Base Camp Trekking Difficulty 

While prior trekking experience is not a prerequisite for our EBC trip package, this is a moderately difficult hiking trail with a maximum elevation of more than 5,500 meters.

You’ll be walking for six or seven hours each day, and the trail ascends and descends as it winds through countless side valleys and high-altitude mountain passes. For these reasons, you should be in good health and physical fitness before embarking on this trek.

Walking, running, and other forms of cardiovascular exercise are great ways to prepare for the opportunity to cross Mt. Everest from your bucket list. An expert guide from Alpine Ramble Treks will also be assigned to watch over you, monitor your progress and condition, and shepherd you safely all the way from Luka to Everest Base Camp—and back again.

If you want to spend more time in the jaw-dropping mountains of the Khumbu, Alpine Ramble Treks offers a whole host of alternative itineraries you may want to consider. Our 14-day Everest Base Camp Trek is perhaps the best way to experience this hike to its fullest, but our eight-day itinerary is also an excellent compromise. No matter which package you choose, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will go above and beyond to deliver impeccable service at a fair rate.

 

Benefits 

  • Free transfers to and from Tribhuvan International Airport upon arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of any necessary trekking equipment, such as sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walkie-talkies, trekking poles, and an oximeter to monitor your oxygen and pulse.
  • Fun souvenirs of your Himalayan adventure: a trekking route map, a t-shirt emblazoned with the Alpine Ramble Treks logo, and a hat!
  • Prearranged trekking permits, accommodations, transportation, and round-trip flight tickets between Kathmandu and Lukla.
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) are provided while staying at trekking lodges or teahouses along the Everest Base Camp Trek.

 

Itinerary

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On your arrival day, our airport representative will be there at the airport terminal waiting to give you a warm welcome. You are suggested to look for someone holding a placard; he will be holding an Alpine Ramble Treks signboard with your name. After greeting you, he will be transferred to the respective hotel and help you check-in.

  • (1450 m)

Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu is a veritable whirlwind for the senses, from its bustling traffic and crowded marketplaces to its ancient monasteries and temples fragrant with incense. This morning, we’ll leave it all behind and strike out into the wilderness. Our adventure on the Everest Base Camp Trek begins with a scenic mountain flight, departing from Tribhuvan International Airport to arrive in Lukla just 30 minutes later. You’ll be glued to your window as a field of Himalayan peaks passes beneath the wings of your jet. When the plane touches down on the short runway at Lukla, we’ll meet up with the rest of our hiking team and get ready to hit the trail.

Today’s hike serves as a gentle introduction to the steeper trails that we’ll encounter during the rest of the Everest Base Camp Trek. We’ll only be hiking for about three or four hours, depending on our pace and our acclimatization to the thin mountain air. We’ll cross picturesque suspension bridges over the Dudh Koshi river and hike past a number of beautiful Buddhist chortens and mani walls before reaching the village of Phakding. In keeping with our trek’s luxurious standards, we’ll check into one of the more upscale lodges here in Phakding for the evening. Daily lunch and dinner are included with your itinerary, but you may find plenty of tasty snacks for sale in this lively town.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • (3-4 hours)
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 2610 M

After an energizing breakfast in Phakding, we’ll begin hiking through small Sherpa villages as we trace the left bank of the Dudh Koshi to enter Sagarmatha National Park. This sprawling wilderness takes its name from Mount Everest, which is called Sagarmatha in Nepali. The park is home to plenty of wildlife, including the musk deer and Himalayan tahr, but several mountain communities are also contained within its borders. We’ll pass through a number of these settlements as we traverse the park, crossing a spectacular suspension bridge named after Edmund Hillary and stopping for scenic photo opportunities at a series of waterfalls cascading down the steep faces of rocky cliffs.

Our second day of hiking on the Everest Base Camp Trek gradually increases in grade and difficulty, and our pace is likely to slow as we stop to observe the distant peaks of Everest and Lhotse. We’ll stop for lunch and enjoy the view before making the final push to Namche Bazaar by climbing a stone staircase for approximately two hours, ascending through pine and oak forests to arrive at the most famous town in the Khumbu. The high-altitude community of Namche Bazaar sits at approximately 3,500 meters above sea level and has long served as an important center of the Himalayan trade. This is a great place to shop for unique souvenirs, including Tibetan curios. We can also enjoy an unusually high standard of food and accommodation here, and we’ll make the most of it by settling in at a well-appointed guesthouse for tonight’s lodgings.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • (5-6 hours)
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 3410 M

Are you ready for the undisputed highlight of the Everest Base Camp Trek? Today is where our five-day package really offers something different from the usual itinerary. After a light breakfast, we’ll depart from the airstrip at Namche to enjoy what must be the most thrilling helicopter ride on the planet. We’ll cruise amongst the true giants of the Himalayas, fully surrounded by towering monuments of rock and ice. This is a wholly unique way to experience the mountains, and you’ll get an unrivaled look at peaks like Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Nuptse, and Lhotse on the way during this over-flight to and from EBC by helicopter. 

Your reward will be an even more up-close-and-personal audience with the tallest mountains of the Khumbu. Watching the miles roll out beneath our aircraft is a surreal experience; the path that took us days to traverse on foot will take just a few minutes by helicopter. When we’ve arrived back in Lukla, we’ll book ourselves into a first-rate lodge to enjoy the luxury of a hot shower and all the food we can eat. While it is possible to return to Kathmandu today, this option comes at an additional cost—and most hikers prefer the chance to celebrate their achievements on the Everest Base Camp Trek here in Lukla.

  • n
  • (3-4 hours)
  • Breakfast + Lunch +Dinner
  • 5545 m (Kalapatahar)

The time has come to say goodbye to the icy mountains and the friendly people of the Khumbu. This morning, we’ll board our flight back to Kathmandu. Savor one last glimpse of the vast Himalayan expanse beneath you before landing back in Nepal’s busy capital city. Depending on your travel plans, we’ll either transfer you to your hotel or bid our farewells at Tribhuvan International Airport before your departing flight. If you’re staying in Nepal, Alpine Ramble Treks would be happy to arrange sightseeing tours of the city, adventure activities, or even another trek. But wherever you go next, you’ll go forward with cherished memories of the Everest Base Camp Trek close to your heart. We hope to see you again soon!

  • Hotel
  • 30 m
  • Breakfast
  • 1350 m

Trip inclusion

  • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.

  • Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.

  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English-speaking trekking guide.

  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.

  • All necessary papers including Everest national park permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 

  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)

  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek

  • Namche- Everest Base Camp- Kalapathar- Lukla by Helicopter 

  • Assistant guide for the group 6 or above

  • Airfare from Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu including airport departure tax in the both Kathmandu and Lukla airport

  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.

  • Seasonal fresh fruits dessert every evening after dinner.

  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.

  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance

  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)

  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.

  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).

  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health conditions (funded by your Travel Insurance)

  • All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses

 

  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before and after the trek) 
  • All kinds of beverages (tea/coffee, coke, beers, water, etc).
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude up to 5000 m.
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tipping  (expected by guide and staffs)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

Dates & Price

Check our available trip departure dates and costs for5 Days Everest Base Camp Trek Itinerary. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity if the listed are not suitable for you and want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us for your customized departure date. Meanwhile, The Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Get in touch for your private trip and date as you preferred.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
27 Sep, 202201 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$1499
29 Sep, 202203 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$1499
30 Sep, 202204 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$1499

Trip Info

 

Foods

Trekking in the Himalayas is an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime, for multiple days of trekking, we obviously need a solid diet and hygienic foods to keep us strong and energized. As we trek in the mountains our body obviously needs a good level of dieting foods like protein and carbohydrates to maintain our fitness level for the trekking. However, the meal on this trek is very handy but it might be slightly different in size, and taste than it is in city areas.

During the trek, we have a pretty wide selection of the food items on the tea houses menus which are originated and prepared by the local community, the names of the most common meals of the region as given below.

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

On the tea houses, the menu has plenty of non-veg items mentioned but officially any of the meats are not on our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high areas is not sanitary and healthy. However, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking.

Desert and Snack options- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker, mars bar, popcorns, cake, pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

 

Accommodations

Accommodations on the mountain are very simple in tea hoses. The rooms typically have only 2- 3 single beds with nice and warm blankets, pillows, comfortable matrices, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and nice views. However, a single private room will be provided during the trek without any extra cost for solo female travelers.

During the trek, we will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries.

 

Last Minute- Bookings

The last-minute booking is acceptable and can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

 

Extra personal expenses

Our 5 Days Everest Base Camp trek is an inclusive itinerary that covers all the foods (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner), accommodation during the trek, guides, transportation, permits, etc. But please note that any personal and Barbier bills are excluded. Also, the porter can carry your luggage, and the porter can arrange it at an extra cost.

 

FAQs

Yes, on upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by one of our Alpine Ramble crews and transfer to the respective hotel
 

Altitudes in the Himalayas of Nepal definitely demand excellent stamina, tough determination, and the best health condition. Some sections of the trek are quite demanding and some days might even require 5-7 hours of walking.

Although the trek to the Everest Base Camp is considered moderate and easily attainable, it is no walk in the park.

Moreover, the good news is that no technical skill is required to plan your trek or any other exploratory trips in Nepal. However, your prior hiking experience will definitely be considered a plus point. A few months of regular exercise including walking and jogging is recommended before the trip to build up the required stamina.

Our professional guides will do their best to keep a reasonable pace throughout the trek. They will always be on hand to encourage and give advice when required. Their aim is for all participants to not only complete this trek but to have the best time of their life exploring the wonderful Himalayas.

Yes, Or guide will be taking a first aid kit with basis medicines including Diamox. However, we would recommend you to take some medicine by yourself. 

Yes, Three meals of a day including breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided during the trek in the mountain and foods you will be eating as per menu- offers a wide verity of meals including local and western continentals. 

Yes, you can be paid either way. However, we recommend you to pay in cash for the remaining of your tour balance, paying by credit card charge you 4 % extra as serving fee by the bank. Any amounts of cash are acceptable! 

The travelers need to be paid 10% of the full trip cost in advance and remaining of the funds for trekking can be made on arrival in Kathmandu. For the booking of your trip please go through the section of "BOOK YOUR TRIP" and click there to make your reservation, it's instant booking confirmation. 

 

Yes, Kathmandu has plenty of shops offering the best prices for trekking gears.

The best season of the year for this trek is Autumn ( Spe- Dec) and Spring ( March-May) with the clear sky and great views- the temperatures are moderate, you can also do the trek in other months as well with less crowded. 

 

Yes, we have a safe place to store your luggage at our Hotel or office.

Yes, The laundry and Hot shower (more likely bucket shower at the higher point of the trek) services are available with small charge 

Yes, we will help you to exchange your current very easily 

Yes, almost every teahouse has Wifi offer with a little charge 

Yes, Visitors can get - On Arrival visa very easily at the Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu, Nepal. 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season.

Yes, travel insurance is mandatory for trekking to the Everest region. -your travel insurance must cover medical and emergency repatriation inclusive of helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitude for individual trekking members, please kindly provide us your insurance to us at the time of booking your trip or later - before your trip get started. Alpine Ramble will help and assist you to buy travel insurance for potential unforeseen events or altitude sickness during the trek.

The answer is absolutely Yes, we have been trekking many times with a solo female trekker and all of the trekking tours have successfully done by supporting the help of our friendly and experienced Guides and sherpa team.
 

Everest base camp elevation is 5364 meters 

The Highest Point of our trek is 5545 meters (KALAPATHAR)  above the sea level 

Yes, Our Guide and Porters are all insured and they have trekking climbing insurances for trekking to any mountain in Nepal.

 

Of course, yes, you can!  This trekking tour can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of Sagarmatha National Park Permit and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems) and they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

Yes, you could choose to own your departure dates according to your time and schedule if the published Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plans, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary on your own time and preferences. 
  • Ascend Slowly
  • Avoid Alcohol, Cigarettes & Tobacco
  • Proper Acclimatization Rest and walk slowly
  • Drink plenty of water - at least 3 liters of a day
  • Eat Well and Plenty- mostly soups items like garlic, ginger, etc
  • Use the Diamox as per Doctor's instructors if AMS symptoms grew 

Reviews

  • Romain Ro - February 22, 2022

    I decided to do the Everest Base Camp at very short notice. I reached out to the team at Alpine Ramble Treks on whatsapp and managed to organise the trek after exchanging a few whatsapp messages. The team was very responsive and super helpful to craft the Everest Base Camp. I had some specific dates and a short time to trek, I was very happy to get this organised quickly with my restrictions.
    The trek went very well, there was enough flexibility built in the plan to allow me to alter the plan on the go as needed. Overall I had a great and smooth experience on the trails to EBC.
    I also appreciated the philosophy of the company to help mountain village education, be flexible and keep groups small.
    I also appreciated the pickup and drop off to airports for international flights and Lukla flights plus a lunch post trek to discuss feedback.

  • Husain Moha - August 17, 2021

    I and my 3 family members went to Nepal for the Everest base camp trek -5 days with Alpine Ramble and we all had an amazing time doing this trek. Everything went excellent. Well organized. Our guide Krishna is brilliant we are absolutely thrilled to have trekked with this company and hoglt recommend it to anyone of you who are planning to visit Nepal for this trek. The most beautiful part of our journey is taking a helicopter tour to Everest base camp and taking pictures of some of the most beautiful views on the planet. It's truly a lifetime experience. No words to express the great work done by our guide and company. Danywabt to the guides for this great opportunity to take us on this incredible trip of a lifetime.

  • Zahara Husain - June 25, 2020

    The trip was a fantastic life experience. I would like to thank Alpine Ramble for all their efforts and how they dealt with unexpected situations. I would recommend choosing Alpine Ramble for your next trip :) From the begging to the end the trip was an amazing experience, it was a very professional team with so friendly staff. The trek itself was amazing, yet the helicopter tour over the majestic mountains was exceptionally beautiful. we will never forget this money of traveling in Nepal, it is a lifetime experience for all of us. If you are planning to go on a hike, do not be late to contact this company and Dil, and ask Krishna as your guide, he is the best guide so far we have ever met during our traveling in the world. Dil is super friendly and helpful with a very kind heart, he helped us explaining about the tour in the beginning and gave us the certificate and warm welcoming and farewell program. He is the best tour operator with very open-minded, we still talk about this trek and their warm hospitality even though we are back at home!