I had an incredible time hiking EBC with Nepal alternative treks. I typically don’t use tours but as I was in the middle of a year long trip and had been dreaming of EBC for many years, I wanted to make sure things went smoothly. Tej (owner of the company) was so easy to communicate with and made sure all the details were taken care of before I arrived. He arrange transport as well as a stay at a great hotel in KTM (that was well within my budget; not quite a backpacker but I’m a budget traveler). Upon arrival, he helped make sure I had all necessary equipment and took me to a gear shop that had excellent quality but for fair prices.
As for the trek itself, it was fantastic. Of course the scenery is wonderful but the tour itself was excellent. My guide was Ram and he was profesional, very friendly and I felt safe/comfortable with him. He pointed out all the great places for photos along the way and was more than happy to take shots of me (as I was traveling solo and the only person on the tour). He was a good communicator and made sure I felt comfortable during a very challenging 12 days. He was such a positive person and he really made the hike so special; try to book a tour with him if you can.
Overall, I had an incredible experience for an excellent price. If you’re a budget traveler but don’t want to sacrifice quality, I would for sure organize another tour with them again.