Some years ago I make a plan “what to do before I die” Mt. Everest was on that list. A friend of mine had been in Nepal a few years earlier and he recommended My Everest Trip. The next morning I contacted the company and started corresponding with Puru. We wanted to go in the October 2018 and Puru gave me good advice on how to prepare for the trek.
We planned for 3 weeks because we wanted to see all the sights in Kathmandu also without rushing through it. Puru planned everything and booked a hotel close to the office. This way it was very easy for us to go there when we wanted a guide for sightseeing or ask for advice if we wanted to go on our own. He also assisted us in buying some equipment.
The day we fly to Lukla started out a bit cloudy, but after 10 minutes the sky cleared and we could enjoy the most amazing view of the Himalayas…wow. I can’t describe that feeling … just wooooww.
On day 2 of the trek, we reached Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest, and what a place! So vibrant. We were happy the next day was acclimatization day so we had time to explore the surroundings. The following days Tengboche and Dingboche. Ratna always takes care of us, making sure we walk good pace and takes time to enjoy the views and take pictures. This amazing landscape, the snow-covered peaks, the prayer flags, the suspension bridges (even my girlfriend developed a love for them), and then the day arrived when we reached the Everest Base Camp. I was blown away. The Queen of my life standing there with the king of the mountains behind her. So I did something I had not prepared for. I picked a small rock from the ground and went down on my knee and asked her to marry me. Luckily Ratna was quick to capture this special moment on camera. And (lucky me) she said yes!
This trek was fantastic in all aspects. My Everest Trip did an amazing job. They know the importance of safety and do not rush through leaving out acclimatization days to make a good profit or cut any corners short. All the staff is polite and kind and speak good English. When we returned to Kathmandu Puru took us for dinner at a very nice restaurant to ”celebrate Happy Trek” as he put it. He even suggested we do our honeymoon in Nepal … and guess what … that’s exactly what we are planning to do!!!