We used Amigo Treks for our trek to EBC in Sept-Oct 2021. The planning started in Mar-April 2021 in the middle of the pandemic so we had a ton of questions for Tika, our contact at Amigo in Kathmandu. He was always very prompt and detailed in answering all our questions which made it easy for most on the team to take a leap of faith and commit for the adventure. Tika also provided a contact of another patron from the past who was an avid adventure traveler who helped couple of us -who were still unsure about this trip - jump onboard.
The guides and the porters were all very helpful all along the way in the trek. The guides were Raju, Rajan and Hari. All of them were wonderful and very knowledgeable about the route, the procedures and everything about the EBC trek. Raju and Rajan were good at English but even though Hari lacked the command on the language he was equally knowledgeable about everything and the most funny guy on the team.
All the porters were wonderful. The only porter we got to talk to quite a bit was Padam and again he was very caring and always around to help even after carrying almost 10 times more than what each of us carried for so many hours. I've never seen these porters break a sweat for the work they did. It seemed like they were from a different planet.
All the accommodations and meals provided were good. As the trek was in the middle of the pandemic we were the only group in many of the Tea Houses so probably had the best possible experience with the cleanliness of the facilities and the quality of the food as well.
Pandemic has affected a lot of people around the world in many different ways. The livelihood of people in this part of the world depends on tourism which was immensely hurt. Our group was glad we could make the trip and make a small difference in the lives of all the folks at Amigo that were part of our trek.
If you are considering EBC trek please do consider Amigo Treks, you won't go wrong.
With 3 friends we trek up the Tsum Valley supported by our guide Dawa and porters Shambu and Anil… a fantastic trip. Beautiful, fascinating,