Geographic Treks tailor made my trip to suit my personal needs in a short space of time. Within one week of mentioning the idea I was at work on the friday and by the evening on Saturday I flew to Kathmandu, then to Lukla and climbed up to Namche. As there was so much I wanted to see and like to challenge myself physically we pushed onto Gorak Shep in 2 days. Most treks take say 9 days to reach this point but my time was limited. I did pay the price and had to endure some altitude issues but on balance I’m glad I did so… although I don’t recommend it if you have more time. Most of the week was cloudy as I went off season. The obvious benifit of this is that you end up in the hotel as the sole guest in most nights. Fortunately the clouds managed to make way enough for me to see those majestic mountains on key occasions such as EBC and at the top of Kala Patthur where the photo was taken. The original plan was to then push over the gokyo and see the lakes but we were warned if the landslide risks during off season and decided to take this advice. Geographic Treks were flexible enough to allow me a substitute challenge by heading down to Pangboche and climb up to the beautiful Ama Dablam BC. From here you can see from Pheriche to Tangboche and give you a better understanding of the land you have traversed. I did end my adventure with a little accident somehow spraining my ankle but one has to accept these risks. Geographic Treks patiently supported me over the last 50km back to Lukla where we finished our trek in 7 days. They even bought a hiking pole for stubborn me that doesn’t accept help easily but on this occasion I was grateful. Well done Geographic Treks. I wish you the very best!