Everest Basecamp & Gokyo Lake Trek
My wife and I did this trek for our honeymoon and everything about it was A+. Bhanu helped plan a custom trip to fit our budget and schedule. Everything was clearly laid out for us, from a detailed schedule, what we needed to bring, and information on our arrival at the airport. They also provided sleeping bags, down coat, and duffel bags if needed. And an AME shirt.
Our guide for the trip, Ramesh, was also excellent. He left no detailed unturned. In Kathmandu, he looked over our equipment to make sure we had everything we needed. For the things we didn’t have, he went with us shopping to make sure we got quality stuff at good prices and told us what to rent and what to buy.
During the trek, Ramesh was there at every moment to make sure we had everything we needed – from telling us what to eat/not to eat, which trail to go on, taking care of hotels, etc. He was very knowledgeable about the region. And he frequently acted as a guide to the other guides, helping the less experienced guides with no hesitation and a smile on his face.
As if this wasn’t enough, he also acted as “waiter” making sure we never had to leave our seats for food and drinks, and that each meal arrived on time. And after each meal, he would cut up different fruits for dessert.
At different points on the trip, my wife and I got sick and Ramesh was right on top of it. When my wife got a cough and sore throat, he was ready with medicine. When I started getting migraines, he took my temperature and ultimately scheduled a helicopter to come to pick us up with no charge (we already had planned to take a helicopter, but they organized it to come to a different place at a different time).
After the change in plans, they also helped reschedule hotels and flights with no trouble for us.
More than a guide, Ramesh was also a friend on the trip. We got to know him very well, and we spent a lot of time playing cards with him and just talking and getting to know each other. His very likable personality made the trip much more enjoyable.
In summary, everything about our AME experience was great. Not to mention, they were one of the most affordable options. We definitely recommend using them.