Everest Base camp trek with a group of 15, from 12 years to 59 years of age.
In a word, fantastic - we all immensely enjoyed our trek, and our interactions with locals, our porters and our guides. It was hard work, walking in from a jeep rather than flying into to Lukla, and we had a range of weather from sun, rain to sleet, snow and temperatures ranging from close to 30 to -15 or so. Our guides looked after us, and helped with our decisions on medication, accommodation and joined in with teaching us card-games, pointing out wildlife, and helping our understanding of the communities and the landscapes we walked through. When things went wrong - as will always happen at altitude, we were looked after, one guide jogging behind the medivac horse for 9 hours, the others staying with our group as it scattered over a Km or two distance on the trek. Our views were spectacular and the social interactions we had with our porters and guides was super - 'tiki' a local snooker game near the top, dumbal cards all the way up and down and our collective drinks, food celebration at Lukla on departing night. Our guide was brilliant and maximising our chances of making our flight out - Lukla is a little crazy - and he was a rock in getting us through the process and onto the plan. Thankyou Pamfa and Pratap, Matthew