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This spring break, my family and I had an ambitious plan to trek to Everest Base Camp. While I saw the most stunning views I’ve seen in my life, it was also a whirlwind of endless trudging, complaining, and (sometimes) altitude sickness. But, with frequent minor alterations to our original plan, we slowly but surely walked the entire route to Everest Base Camp, taking a total of 8 days, walking around 6-8 hours every day.

Trekking in the mountains itself was beautiful — strenuous at times, but scenic, nonetheless. We would wake up, eat a rushed breakfast, and get started. With frequent photo stops for my mother, and a lunch break halfway through, we stayed energized — for the most part at least — and excited throughout the day. While trekking, we saw breathtaking views of forests, waterfalls, and the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayan Mountain range. As we gradually climbed up the mountain, we saw several mountains — such as Ama Dablam, Lhotse, and Lobuche — from many different angles. We were surrounded by huge peaks on all sides, no matter where we walked.

After each exhausting day of trekking, we would stay in small teahouses scattered at each destination for every day. Every evening, a warm cozy fire was lit and everyone in the common room would gather around it to avoid the bitter cold outside. This allowed us to meet many new people and make new friends in the most unexpected situations.

The day we reached Everest Base Camp was exciting but bittersweet. We were glad we had been able to climb to such a high altitude. But, we were sad that our journey was coming to an end. Everest Base Camp is situated on a glacier itself. It was a massive expanse of white that never seemed to end, speckled with yellow tents.

While I was apprehensive about this journey at first, it turned out to be my favourite ‘vacation’ of all! While it wasn’t your typical lounging-at-the-beach relaxing vacation, my family saw endless beautiful sights that no camera could ever capture the extent of, and we made some memories none of us can ever forget!

I want to thank the fantastic team at Nepal Alternative Treks that supported us through this wonderful experience.

Arushi Mishra ( Grade 9)

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Upper Mustang and Chitwan National Park

Dec 2022 Tej quickly planned our trip providing us with the best options. Me and my fiancee wanted to focus on photography and Tej reviewed and adjusted his packages accordingly. His long serving partner Amar Gurung proved to be a reliable and selfless guide willing to fulfill all of ur requests. Together with his we roamed the wild deserted lands of the Upper mustang and visited the Chitwan national park. We would definitely plan our next trip with Nepal alternative treks and Expeditions.

5.0

marco di coscio

Uzzano, Italy

Going toward the edges of imagination and experience with Nepal Alternative Treks !

In Kathmandu I met up with a Nepal Alternative Treks guide, and together we embarked on a journey to the Solukhumbu region, to do the Three Passes Trek. A challenging route, the guide was very professional, gave confidence, and opened up many local inroads - geographical and cultural - that would have been off-limits had I done the trek on my own. Considering the challenges on the way, it was indeed very wise to have organised a guide, despite having vast experience in many mountain ranges. Crossing passes in the Himalayas at 5,500 meter is a different story, and acclimitisation (in particular when you carry your own backpack of 17 kilos/37 pounds) had to be well-planned and monitored on a daily basis. So we did, which resulted in the most spectacular mountain vistas I have ever witnessed. Several 8000ers (4 of the 6 highest mountains in the world...) in one panorama, this is arguably only possible in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal. The exquisite vastness of the mountain ranges is just overwhelming, and can only be experienced by being there. The guide was flexible, supportive, and very friendly, and became a mountain comnrade, perfecting a trip that I will never forget. 100 % recommended to organise trekking trips with this organisation !

5.0

Praveen Sewgovind

Netherland

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