Everest Base Camp Trek With Keep Walking Nepal

Posted in 15th Aug, 2019

I went on the Everest Base Camp Trek with Keep Walking Nepal on November 2015. Upon arriving at the airport in Kathmandu, I was promptly greeted by my guide for the Trek, Pratap. I was escorted to the very comfortable Yak & Yeti Hotel. There, I met with Ang, the owner of the company and we went over the itinerary of the trip. The following morning, Pratap greeted me in the hotel lobby and we drove to the airport. We took a very exciting 30-minute propeller aeroplane ride to mountain airstrip in Lukla. There, I met my porter for the trip, Kayla, who seemed to have superhuman strength. Kayla took great care of my belongings and always smiled while he carried my bag up steep mountains passes.

Our adventure lasted for 13 exciting and fun-filled days, trekking from the mountain village to village.  Pratap was highly professional, knowledgable about mountain trekking, high altitude medicine and a genuinely good person. His many years of experience as a guide in the Everest region made sure that we only stayed in the best rooms in the best tea houses. While he always looked out for my safety, he gave me ample independence to leave the tea house at night and take some striking photos of the moonlit mountains. Through carefully planned altitude acclimatization, we solidly reached the trek goal of Everest Base Camp and Kala Pathar (5,550 meters).

In summary, my trek with Keep Walking Nepal surpassed all expectations and is an experience I will never forget. I highly recommend this company. If you are lucky, you will also get Pratap as a guide.

Everest Base camp,
November 2015.

Eugene Valsky