Mount Everest Marathon
Nepal, Multi Activity, 20 days - from £1,795 (land only) - from €2,515 (land only) - from $2,695 (land only)
By: Kenneth Jones, Merseyside, UK
Despite the fact that my trip was cancelled last year due to the Ash Cloud, KE were very good at keeping me informed and when the option to book again came there was no problem. At no time did I feel my trip or my money were in jeopardy - thank you very much KE. From when I got picked up at the airport in Kathmandu on day 1 everything was spot on, there was no time that the itinerary was incorrect. The only issue was the landing at Lukla, this was delayed by 24hrs due to the low cloud, other than that my trip was FANTASTIC. All the crew and the local agents were fantastic, nothing was too much. All the crew did brilliant, from the kitchen hand to the trek leader they all did great and were a credit to KE. Both Dem Chan and Kamal (hope I have spelt their names correct) were very knowledgeable and were very enthusiastic. They both displayed great confidence in what they were doing and cared about succeeding in their task of getting all the group to base camp and to the start of the marathon. They ensured we all had a good time and did not climb too quickly so we got the best from the trip and acclimatised at the right pace. For 20 years I have wanted to go to base camp and when I finally did it I was so pleased and a little emotional. The overall satisfaction was FANTASTIC. It was all I thought it would be and more, from booking the trip to walking through my front door at the end. It was the best trip I have ever done. Did I enjoy my holiday? Without a doubt - find a word better than excellent and there is your answer. I hope I have said all I have wanted to! I have had a FANTASTIC trip, all the Crew were brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. If you are thinking of going on this trip do not waste time shopping around go through KE, the support, logistics and trek leaders was all spot on and great value for money. A truly hassle free trip which left me to enjoy my trip, I did not worry about anything.
By: Graham Saunders, Midlothian
I have been travelling to Nepal for the past 10 years and this was probably my most enjoyable experience to date, definitely not what I expected to say when I returned home....
The team of people in the group almost certainly made the trip for me, I was not aware of any ill feeling, arguments or general whingeing amongst the competitors or helpers /assistants during the trip. I would recommend this trip to anyone with an interest in trail running and a love of the great outdoors.