A group of 9 and all made it! This was my second trekking adventure and definitely, a tougher journey which created an amazing memory and my heartfelt gratitude goes to the perfect blend of guides, porters and supportive trekking mates. First, the friendly lead guide, Tika - firm, experienced leader whose actions speak volumes as a guide, a motivational tool on two feet, and his excellent videos and photos were added benefits! Next, Nara and BB - cool father and son team who took care of us as their own family, sensitive to our needs and extremely mindful. Finally, mighty ''dhal bhat power" porters - abundant Nepali smiles despite the load!
With my limited trekking skills, EBC trek wouldn't have been possible if not for these guys who go the extra mile or miles to make our bucket list wish a reality. Utmost respect for this team and their selfless service! And yes, get ready for next year, 2020!
My friends and I engaged the Himalayan Joy as our agent/guide for our trek to EBC on the 21st March 2019 - 1st April 2019. It was a wonderful and amazing journey - guides (Tika, Nara, and BB) and porters were excellent and they always kept an eye on our well being. We felt very comfortable throughout the hike and bonded well. Thank you for the amazing experience.
It was a long time bucket list item to do the Everest Base Camp trek with my high school buddy. I would travel from Auckland/New Zealand and he from Melbourne/Australia. Once we agreed it was happening in January of 2019, then it was a matter of HOW? We started lots of research online until my friend stumbled upon Himalayan Joy via a friend's referral........and we were not disappointed.
They are well organised, very professional but most of all the personal human element was the winner. Unlike large corporate tour groups which may at times be inflexible with schedules, Cholendra was completely open to dates and months. And provided absolutely valuable information about trekking in Nepal which helped us with our decision making. The pricing was reasonable as well. Any additional things we added on was dealt with very honestly.
Our guide Tika and porter Nara were the best! We even had a debate with another group as to who had the best guides!!...lol.
At the end of our trek we had some days to spare so HJA organised all the travel and accommodation for our short 3 day excursion to Pokhara. Tika accompanied us and we had a great commentary on Nepal and its culture during the 6hr drive.
If its an unknown adventure and your first time, you want complete reassurance on everything.....pleased to say we did! What a beautiful part of the world to visit.
Me and my friend had the most amazing experience to trek the Everest Base Camp in January 2019. The success of our trek was in a big part due to the people at Himalayan Joy Adventure. And especially Cholendra, Tika and Nara. Thank you so much guys! These guys were recommended to us by some friends of ours who had previously used them to trek Mount Kailash. Cholendra and his team took care of us very professionally from the time we landed at Kathmandu airport till we left. Cholendra provided us with most valuable guidance and advice before we even left Australia in the lead up to our trip. While on the trek, Tika and Nara were absolutely fantastic. They took great care of us and trip's success is a huge credit to these guys. I will definitely use them again next and I will highly recommend them to anyone thinking of trekking in Nepal.
I contacted Cholendra from the agency enquiring about trek for 4 days. I described what I wanted and he and the team designed my dream adventure. I was more then satisfied with trek route suggestion costs, overall service and advice. Cholendra paired me with a guide who suited my style. I preferred to walk at a semi fast pace, and not talk so much. The guide respected this and provided knowledgeable info about the villages, plants, history etc all along the way which I appreciated.
As a solo, young female traveler, I felt safe throughout this testing journey which was key for me. It was a experience I'll never forget in all the positive ways and Cholendra and the team at Himalayan Joy Adventure brought this to life for me.
Thanks for everything!