Trekking with Ian Taylor Trekking

Trekking with Ian Taylor Trekking with the best decision I could make. I have actually gone on to do 3 different trips now and the service was outstanding from start to finish. Check out their reviews and upcoming trips.

Same Same but Different

As with everything in life I spend a lot of time researching on the web when I need or want something, when you put in Mount Everest Base Camp trekking pages of different companies come up, I reached out to 4 or 5 different companies to see what everybody offered and many sounded the same.

Why Did I Decide on Ian Taylor Trekking?

Firstly, his website is the very best offering everything you could possibly need to know on what you need in gear, what the best way is to train and get fit for the trek. Ian is also available to get on calls and you can email Ian and team 5 days a week. This was unheard of in my experience. I only called Ian once but he answered all my questions and put my mind at rest and I know others that called Ian multiple times and nothing seemed a problem to him.

Meeting Ian Taylor in Person

Ian also met up with us in Namche Bazaar and spoke to everybody both as a group and individually to make sure we were both happy with the guides and accommodation but also answer any last minute questions.

You get met at the airport and taken to your hotel and the next morning you will be met by Kay Sherpa. Kay who is originally from Scotland, will not only answer all your questions about what to do and where to go in Kathmandu but will actually take you there.

The Dream Team in Kathmandu

I was lucky enough that kay spent the whole day with me taking me to the temples and main places to visit.  This helped make the first leg of the trip very relaxing and a big shout out must go to Kay and her husband Dawa Sherpa who work full time with Ian Taylor Trekking.

Thank you Dawa and Kay for making the start and end of the trip an unforgettable experience, You wont get this anywhere else.  I spent time looking and talking to other groups as we trekked and Ian’s guides shone when compared to others. Our team of guides they were all very knowledgeable about the region and sent above and beyond every time.

Every day I asked what the name of the mountains were and they answered every time. I am very interested in the flora and fauna and they again answered my questions. We quickly got to know the guides and they soon became friends.

Ian Taylor Trekking with Mt. Everest in the background

Quality Guides and Service

Every night the guides would clip a small device to your finger that would check your vitals.  This would be written down, sent back to the office so they could keep an eye on your health.

Hydration at High Altitude

Along the way we met with a few people that were suffering from signs of altitude sickness, one woman I talked was being sick and looked really ill said that she had shared 1.5 liters of water that day with her boyfriend.  When we told her we were drinking 4/5 liters each.  She was dehydrated! we spoke to her the next day after she starting drinking water and she was a lot better.
Her guide had not explained the importance of being hydrated and how dehydration is one of the main reasons of getting Altitude sickness.

Support on a Different Level

My Father passed just before my trip and was cremated when I was in Kathmandu.  The guides found out and arranged for me to get my prayer flags blessed be a Buddhist Lama. They did this at the oldest monastery in the Everest region, which was out of the way.
The guides also arranged with the Buddhist monks to light candles during a blessing ceremony. They also helped with the hanging of the prayer flag at Base Camp (this was done without asking).

Choose Ian Taylor Trekking

You could not have asked for any more on our sleeping at Everest Base Camp Trek.  Trekking with Ian Taylor Trekking may not seem the cheapest when you first look. I am tell you from experience you get for your money’s worth. Ian Taylor Trekking offers a very competitive package and I would give his company 5 Stars-Highly Recommended.

David Courtney, Sleeping at Everest Base Camp 2016

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