Heli EBC trek in Nepal reviews
Everest Base Camp Heli Trek — Everthing we had hoped for!
Nov 4, 2019 through Nov 14, 2019
My son and I just returned from the Everest Base Camp Heli Trek, and we have nothing but glowing praise for Mountain Monarch and the team that led and supported us. Before the trek, Pradip quickly and clearly responded to our questions and gave solid advice. For example, when I informed him of the flight that we were planning, he told me that the Kathmandu airport was going to be closed at our scheduled arrival time. A Google search confirmed the closure. I don’t understand how a major airline could have a flight scheduled during a planned airport closure, but I’m very glad that Pradip caught it. He advised us well on other items as well.
The hotel in Kathmandu before and after the trek was very western and served a wide variety of western and other dishes. The staff was friendly and helpful.
Every aspect of the trek itself was exactly as advertised. Our main guide, Dawa, and his assistant, Bhatan (may be misspelled) were extremely attentive to our needs. They monitored us closely for any signs of altitude sickness, ensured that we carried enough filtered water and that we were actually drinking it, helped us to choose safe menu items at meals, and explained very clearly what to expect regarding the next day’s trek, An added bonus was listening to them talk about their own lives in Nepal. I have to laud the porters as well. While we carried just light packs containing what we needed for the day, they carried our large duffel bags, which were always awaiting us in our rooms at the end-of-day tea house. Whenever we saw the porters they were pleasantly smiling and offering us encouragement.
Frankly, I had been a little nervous about the helicopter, knowing what complex pieces of machinery they are, but the helicopter that picked us up looked new, was clean, appeared to be well maintained, and was professionally piloted. It was a very pleasant flight that gave us very nice views of the mountains and countryside.
Hats off to Mountain Monarch! If I am fortunate enough to return to Nepal, I won’t even bother researching other companies.
I trekked with Mountain Monarch to Everest Base Camp in April 2014. It was my first ever solo trip abroad however Mountain Monarch made it so easy by providing airport transfers and hotel accommodation. The trek was fantastic along with all the staff: from guides to porters, everyone in group was helpful and friendly. Definitely one of the best experiences of my life and I thoroughly recommend Mountain Monarch to anyone considering trekking in Nepal.