Mt Everest Base Camp is plentiful and unexpected-Peter Fiegehen

Himalayan Social Journey- 22OCT16-06NOV16

Trekking to Mt Everest Base Camp is not for the faint hearted but the rewards are both plentiful and unexpected.

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Nepal is a wonderful and country with the Himalayas as one of the focal points of tourism. The other points include the impressive, friendly and welcoming people, the deep culture and the excitement of the cities and the countryside.

I chose this trekking holiday, with Himalayan Social Journey, because I knew the people and the process from an experience one year prior where I succumbed to pneumonia upon reaching Namche Bazaar. The company managed my extraction and medical care faultlessly and professionally.

This year I completed the trek to Mt Everest Base Camp with 15 other trekkers from Australia. We grew to like and respect each other very quickly with camaraderie that enabled a support and social structure. Our Guide, trainee guides and Yak Porter were highly professional and quickly became friends. The information provided by our guide was exemplary and included deep descriptions of history, geography, fauna, flora and culture.

Accommodation and meals along the route was always managed in a considerate way with priority clearly directed to our safety and wellbeing. Accommodation was of the expected standard with one generalised and one directed constructive comment that is directed at one hotel and the industry.

The generalised comment that all trekkers found worthy of noting is the low level of cleanliness of toilet facilities. This matter would have a direct effect upon tourism and is easily fixed. As with any facility anywhere all that is needed is a facility where a staff person is allocated to check and clean toilet facilities every hour.

The trek to Mt Everest Base Camp is very challenging and, for those who have the physical and mental fitness and are not predisposed to Acute Mountain Sickness, is extremely rewarding