I don’t have a single thing to say needs to be improved upon and will tell you that Ben did an (typical for AAI) excellent job of handling the necessary minor changes to itinerary and added on some nice cultural features that made the trip a very special experience.
Bhutan Laya-Ghasa Trek Testimonials
Guides were excellent! and all planned just right. Food and staff were great … the local staff was superior to the others we saw along the trail and from what we heard from parallel travelers, our experience was superior in all ways.
From Everest Trek:
I would like to thank everyone at Alpine Ascents for a wonderful trip to Everest Base Camp. Our guide, Sidar, and sherpas were extremely helpful and encouraging throughout the trek. The schedule we were given allowed us to acclimate properly and allowed us to explore the villages we were based in. An amazing adventure for me, thank you again!
I cannot begin to express how amazing Vern was! He was constantly checking up on the team, gave useful tips to deal with altitude, gave us cultural lectures, interesting information about mountains and had time to serenade us with his guitar every SINGLE day! What else could we ask for! Vern also ensured that we were always taken care of, he was attentive to our needs and concerns (every morning, he would check up on whether we slept well). He also ensured that we were also safe at all times. The group kept saying how lucky we truly were for having a legend mountaineer as our guide for 18 days.
ALWAYS. During our trek, we would continuously stop to talk about the local culture and mountains. We continuously asked questions, and Vern always gave us an answer. There were times after our trek, he would come back to continue discussing some of our questions. I thoroughly enjoyed Vern’s storytelling, and sharing his amazing experiences of his mountaineering life. I would like to thank Alpine Ascents staff for their prompt and easy correspondence. Gordon, Chris, and Ellen have been wonderful.