“I did a 10 day trek to Gokyo Ri in late November 2016 with Nepal Alternative Treks and Expeditions. Everything from the first moment I met Nauser (my guide) was amazing. Nauser came to my hotel to meet me the day before the trek to go through everything, then I went to see Tej and they helped me with hiring a sleeping bag and down jacket, buying poles and getting money out.

Throughout the whole trek Nauser couldnt do enough for me and as I was travelling on my own turned out to be a good friend throughout, playing cards on an evening etc. I naively thought I could cope without a porter and by the end of a long, hard 2nd day I knew I really would need one to continue. Nauser enquired but had previously told me porters are quite expensive the higher up you go (I was at Namche Bazaar) and can be a little unreliable. Nauser very kindly offered to take some of heavy items and we agreed I would pay him but a very informal arrangement (worked out well for both of us). Nauser also invited me to his flat for a meal on the evening we arrived back in Kathmandu which was a lovely touch and a nice way to finish my time in Nepal.

I would really recommend this trek as the views from the top of Gokyo Ri of Everest and other mountains are truly breathtaking. We went up at sunset and the glow of the sun setting on Everest was beautiful. The photos were well worth the 7 days of walking there!

If I ever come back to Nepal (I hope I will!) then I would definitely use Alternative Treks and Nauser again.”

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