Most Inspirational Moment
Being able to climb a peak in the Himalayas! What a moment when we finally summited and enjoyed spectacular views - brought tears to our eyes! Staying with local families, particularly those who had been affected by the earthquake in 2015, was a great privilege. The Nepali people are all so friendly and welcoming.
Thoughts on Group Leader
Gum K.C. went above and beyond - he was always on hand to offer local knowledge, health advice and generally great fun to be with. We had some very entertaining evenings playing UNO, and Spoons!
Advice for Potential Travellers
Eat like a local - garlic soup and dal bhat at least once a day to combat altitude sickness. Forget western options on the menu.
Porridge, chapati and egg for breakfast - perfect trekking fodder.
Drink like a local - raksi whenever it's offered.
Ginger lemon honey tea is great to combat any nausea, sore throat etc.
Stick to vegetarian, make sure the veg is cooked. Take travel sickness pills for the jeep rides! Enjoy a bucket shower rather than relying on the solar hot showers (which were either not working or were cold).
We booked sleeping bags from Exodus - they were ideal for the extreme conditions, excellent quality, and saved us having the extra bulk on the flight.