Hey Steve, Been a while and miss talking. Say hello to April and Bella. Happy to hear you ejeyond the stories. We have quite a few hilarious stories together with Mike H. Good times and many laughs usually at my expense but all in good fun. Patience not my forte but I'm learning. Almost all my issues are because of deformed feet. Last foot doc I saw told me I would never be fast with my feet. The doc before told me my only hope was plantar fascia surgery. Long story short I have cobblers here make me custom wedges I put between my ball of the foot and heel to fill the gap. Simple solution and it works. Take care!
Recommended by Daru Joyo Mukti, Bandung Indonesia
Me and My Dad we had trek to Nepal on 2013, we trek to 13 days Everest Base Camp Trek with NEST. My father because of his physical fitness he can't go further toward Everest Base Camp so he stopped in Namche waiting for us. In initial we were supposed to go to Everest Base Camp and return but once my dad decide not to head toward base camp of everest our guide (Krishna) offer me to trek Everest Base Camp via Gokyo and I was ready for that. We first explore Gokyo Lakes (Very very beautiful) and then cross Chola Pass for Everest Base Camp. It was very hard day to cross Cho La mainly because of weather as it was snowing continuosly and very cold. With other four french people we cross Chola Pass together cause it was off season to trek so no more people on Everest Trek. Still when we reach Gorkshep (Near Everest Base Camp) it was very bad weather but that night weather start getting better we can see star in sky and my guide say it looks like it gonna be good sunrise and weather tomorrow. And it was indeed good day, athouhg it was freezing cold on top of Kalapatthar we were bit early we need to wait 1 more hour for sunrise but it was very good sunrise on Summit of Everest. If we had trek to Everest Base Camp directly then we might not get chance to see Mount Everest as weather was not good on previous day according to hotel owner. But at the last we need to wait 3 days in Lukla waiting for airplane but no more sign of flight, as we were running out of time we decide to use helicopter service from Lukla to Kathmandu. We talk with guide and he talk with NEST and they arranage a seat on helicopter in such a way that it was almost 50 % cheap than what local lodge were offering in Lukla, Do not belive in local at lukla cause agency who operate Everest Base Camp Trek make connection and use helicopter to carry people from Kathmandu to Lukla and same helicopter carry people from Lukla to Kathmandu. At last we highly recommend our guide Krishna Adhikari and NEST for Everest Base Camp Trek however we do not recommend our porter name Nima Sherpa he was yound but very bad, smoking all the time and my father say he was not with him when they stop in Namche and on trek down to Lukla.
Recommended by Robyn Townsend, Walter Pichler, Australia
Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal for the first time was a little overwhelming but Promad from NEST soon had us sorted and relaxed. We appreciated the time he spent ensuring that our activities and time in Nepal would be memorable - and it was!