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Travelling with us - what our clients say about us

We take pride not only in specialising in the beautiful Himalaya but also in providing a highly professional and personalised service to everyone who travels with us. We are always happy to answer questions, to suggest ideas and to work with you to plan the perfect itinerary for you as well as to provide a warm welcome once you arrive at your destination. Want to know what it’s like to travel with us? Don’t just take our word for it - have a look below at just some of the many comments from those who have travelled with us, many of whom we are happy to welcome back time and again.

Sikkim Singalila Ridge trek & luxury homestay

We have to say that our trip to Himalayas was successful and it was an incredible experience. We must admit that everything was well organized and went very smoothly. Straight at the beginning we met the representative from Kolkata who helped us to transfer to the other flight. In Bagdogra was already our guide Mr. Bipendra. He is a nice person and very capable in his field. He guided as very well and gave us plenty information about places, people and culture. I believe without him we couldn't get such a nice experience as we did. The other members of the crew were very kind and I got also some cooking lesson in Nepalese food. Our next part of the trip was at Glenburn Tea Estate. It was fantastic and very interesting as there where lot of people from over the world. The service was brilliant with great food. As you see there is no word of complaint because everything was excellent!! We thank you very much for such a nice holiday and it was worth one year of our waiting!! I'll fully recommend to all my friends to choose your service as you provided us with 1st class service. Thanks and kind regards, Karin + Martin Mydliar

Annapurna National Park trek, white water rafting & Chitwan National Park safari

Firstly a big thank you, we had a great time. Everything worked exactly to plan with no hic-cups. I was very impressed with Mingma and his team. Some nice touches, with gifts at the end. The whole holiday had a nice feel and all the staff were charming and efficient. A special mention for Binod and the porters. We actually took rugby ball with us and ended up playing with it with the various guides, porters and teahouse/hotel staff. Robert really enjoyed the experience. He loved the trekking and did not want to come down from the mountains. He has asked if we can do the whole Annpurna circuit next year!! On the way home in the car I asked him to rate the holiday. He gave it 9.25 out of 10, which is high praise from a thirteen year old. We really enjoyed the remoteness of the Machan Wildlife Resort (inside the park). It may not have the best wildlife but the feel of the place was great. It was amazing empty (at one point down to 6 guests) so we had great service and attention. Overall, it was a great experience and my thanks to the Himalayan Adventure Company and Gurkha Encounters. We will certainly be in contact on our next visit to Nepal. Paul and Robert Dowell

Annapurna National Park trek

We really enjoyed our trekking experience. The scenery was beautiful. We were both very well looked after by both Laxman, Labinthapa and Rajesh, particularly when i got sick on the first day of the first day of trek. I would definitely use your company again. Many thanks. Roopa Shetty & Gerrard Veerman

Nepal luxury tour and safari and Tibet overland tour Lhasa to Everest Base Camp

Sarah and I had a fantastic trip. There were so many highlights (Charging rhinos at Chitwan, stunning snow covered vistas at Nam Tso, Himalayan panoramas from the Pang La, EBC) that I don’t think we could pick one particular thing. In terms of general feedback, the organisation was excellent and everything ran very smoothly. The guides were very good and in particular, the Tibetan guide was invaluable with his knowledge and assistance. At Tiger Tops - the tented camp is great and we would strongly recommend it over the Lodge. Having visited the lodge, it doesn’t have the same intimacy and the location of the tented camp is much better. The tented camp also gave much more of a jungle experience. The trip to Nam Tso was great and the lake was stunning. This is something that we would strongly recommend for anyone doing the overland itinerary. It is also perfectly possible to do this as a day trip and return to Lhasa. Sakya - this side trip is definitely worth doing. It’s a very interesting monastery and there are far fewer large tour groups, which were a slight downside of the monasteries around Lhasa. Rongbuk and Everest Base Camp -the Rongbuk guesthouse was better than expected -the pit toilets were certainly better than we thought they’d be! It is very cold, but definitely a better option than camping and the food is perfectly ok. Dwarika’s - this was a wonderful place to stay following the Tibet trip and we would highly recommend it. Our room was enormous and it was the perfect place to relax when we came back. I hope the feedback is helpful and please do put me on your mailing list - I’d be interested to hear of your new regions for the future. Thanks again for all your help in organising what was a really great trip. Kind regards, Ben and Sarah

Lhasa cultural tour

First many thanks for the trip - we were well taken care of and the organisation was superb. While at Kathmandu, we would stay all the time at the Gokarna Forest Resort and make short trips to see all the attractions. This was our favorite hotel and we would appreciate its peace and quiet after noisy Kathmandu. We enjoyed our trip and will be recommending you to our friends. With best regards, Olga and Bill.

Kathmandu and Valley tour plus Chitwan jungle safari and overland Tibet Tour - Lhasa to Everest Base Camp

I had a wonderful adventure in Nepal and Tibet. Kathmandu was mad - or at least the drivers are! Yak and Yeti was great. Chitwan was excellent - never been anywhere like that before. Was lucky enough to have an elephant to myself for the safari and I was allowed to drive(?) the elephant for much of it - amazing. Saw deer, wild boar, bear, monkeys, leopard etc. Really friendly staff and met some nice people

Tibet is an incredible country. Just one huge plateau - absolutely stunning scenery. My guide Ngawang and driver Jayang were excellent and we had a great time together. Very impressed with Lhasa - lovely city. The journey to Everest Base Camp was very enjoyable - lots of monastery visits - if you want to know anything about Buddhism them I'm your man ! The accommodation, as you had said, was the best available and generally pretty good.

Everest was stunning. I was so lucky - I had two days of wonderful weather there, and the views of the mountain were breathtaking. I'd been dreaming of this moment for many years and it really couldn't have worked out any better. As the weather had been so good I decided to not have the extra day at EBC and instead head on down and have an extra night at Zhangmu. It was really nice to re-gain my appetite and thirst and to sleep well. Back to Kathmandu and a night out - great fun with the music and dancing. And then home...............

The whole trip was organised brilliantly Maggie. I was treated like a lord - Raj, Mingma and the staff do a great job in Nepal and the agency you use in Tibet were very impressive. I met many other travellers on my journeys and none of them were looked after as well as I was. The Himalayan Adventure Company exceeded all my expectations and I will definitely travel with you again if I return to that part of the world. Finally..... thank you Maggie - you've been very helpful and friendly from day one - it's been a pleasure to deal with you. All the best, Mark Nicholls.

Singalila Ridge trek, Sikkim cultural tour and luxury tea estate homestay

We had a great trip and loved both the trek and the visit to Glenburn - very different experiences! Feedback - all the transfers, meeting and greeting were excellent - efficient and trouble free with helpful staff. The trek was great. Our guide Joy Rai was very good as were all his team. The two cooks were exceptional, managing to produce delicious food in such difficult environments. We stayed in lodges all the time as the weather was very variable and cold at night and we didn't have clear, starry skies but did have a terrific thunderstorm. The lodges were ok , becoming more basic the higher up we went. Slightly improved toilet/washing facilities would be good for attracting more tourists. We saw hardly any other trekkers, which was nice for us but not so good for the area. Glenburn, although very expensive, was lovely. We were very happy with all your efficient help and the very good service of your company. We will be happy to recommend you to other travellers. Kind regards Jane Cooper & Gerard Kelly

Annapurna National Park trek and Chitwan National Park safari family adventure

We all had a marvellous time and it is taking a while to readjust to life back home. We have extraordinary memories, and Eva took some great pics. Thanks to you for invaluable (and patient) help in arranging it all and to your Nepalese colleagues who could not have been kinder. Best wishes. Rob Stepney and family.

Annapurna Sanctuary and Base Camp trek, Chitwan safari and Delhi and Agra cultural tour

We had an excellent holiday. The whole trip was really well organised and we would certainly consider returning to Nepal with you again. Thanks for all your help. Regards, Jim and Alison Elder

Everest Panorama trek, Everest mountain flight, Chitwan safari and visit to Nagarkot

Just thought I'd email to say a very big thank you to you both for organising our trip to Nepal and also for our lovely gifts. We had a fantastic time and are thoroughly smitten with your beautiful country. Maggie, we very much appreciated the effort you put into ensuring the trip was right for us and for ensuring we had the opportunity of experiencing such a wide range of experiences. Mingma, your thoughtful support when we were in Kathmandu was brilliant - we always felt that whatever happened you would sort things out. The trek in the Himalayas was a challenge (for me) but absolutely worth the huffing and puffing that it took to get from Namchee to Tengboche. We absolutely adored Kumjung and seeing the Edmund Hilary School and, of course the yeti skull. The mountain views and presence were truly breathtaking. Binod was a lovely guide - his insights into Nepal were great and his thoughtfulness appreciated. I loved the elephants in Chitwan - your choice of alternative accommodation at Machan was great - we had a fantastic time there and were very well looked after. I didn't get to see a red panda... but all in all I'm guessing we'll be back. The Langtang trail sounds appealing.... Again... many thanks and best wishes Alison & Jamie Farmer

Annapurna National Park trek & Chitwan National Park safari

We really enjoyed our trip, certain parts more than others. All in all, we had a great trip, very different to anything we have ever done before. Your service has been so amazing, thank you so much for looking after us so well, as did Mingma, Ram and Raj whilst there. And like I said, what a great guide Mister was!!! Chantelle & Andrew Dawson

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Just wanted to drop a quick line to say thank you, to you and all the team. I had a fantastic time and was very well looked after by everyone. The trek was fantastic and I will never forget going over the pass, it was very special. I will be very happy to recommend you or provide a testimony of recommendation. Thanks again. Kind Regards, Simon Bircham

Annapurna Circuit trek

I thoroughly enjoyed our trek to Nepal organised by yourselves. Everything went very well from my prospective. I would like to compliment in particular our guide Prakas and all the porters who could not do enough for us. I feel from my experience that the organisation of our trek in total was without fault. Could you please pass on my thanks to the staff in your Kathmandu office and also your personal assistance with the planning of our trip. In conclusion I would have no hesitation in recommending the Himalayan Adventure Company in the future. Many thanks again and best wishes for a very Happy Christmas and a successful New Year. Graham Aldworth

Kathmandu & Valley tour & Chitwan National Park safari

Just wanted to say thank you again, after my first trip with yourselves was such a great success, my expectations were high to say the least for this second trip. You certainly did not disappoint!!I have had another memorable experience, and have made some great friends in Nepal thanks to my time spent there, organised by you. I think a third trip is definitely on the cards sometime soon! The service and organisation was excellent again by the team in Nepal, and obviously by yourself and the staff here in the UK. Gaida [Chitwan National Park] was fantastic! An amazing place! Thoroughly enjoyed the stay there and would go back anytime. Saw Rhino, deer, monkeys, crocodiles etc etc.... but alas no Tiger. Did come close though, we found the prints of a Tiger from that same night... then we found the marks where it had killed a deer... I enjoyed being in Kathmandu again. So altogether another great trip, provided by all of you again. Many many thanks, and I hope to be in touch again soon for that third trip. Best regards, Simon and Leslie Baldwin

Annapurna Explorer trek & Chitwan safari extension

Back from Nepal full of wonderful experiences and impressions. Trip was excellent and itinerary was just right giving us a perfect taste of Nepal - thank you! ALL Guides, Porters and the support staff were excellent! We really enjoyed the right balance and behaviours of getting the programme executed yet giving us personal space. I could go day after day and rave about various aspects, but let's just say - we really enjoyed it and it was organized impeccably! I will definitely be back in 1-2 years for the Dhaulagiri or Manaslu Base Camp trek during which I will personally request Amrit to be my Man. Yours, Artur stankiewicz & family & friends

Singalila Ridge trek & Sikkim cultural tour & luxury homestay

We had a fantastic time and were very grateful for your efficient and helpful presence. In the end the trek was truly memorable and our guide looked after us with great care and understood our limitations and preferences with great sensitivity. Overall we were impressed by the efficiency and organisation of the transfers and this made travelling problem free. It goes without saying that the Glenburn was wonderful. Seeing the mountains clear and bright at 5.30am will be a memory that will stay with us for a long time. Paul & Ellie Roberts

Annapurna Circuit trek

The trek was absolutely fantastic and beyond my expectations in no small measure to the exceptional efforts on behalf of your company. The service that we had was first class in every way some of which I will refer to below. Being met by Mingma at the airport and taken to the hotel for the welcome drink followed that evening by the welcome dinner. Prakash was a fantastic guide working so hard from dawn to dusk to ensure that we had good accomodation, good food and even after a day trekking to show us the sights of particular villages where we were staying. We all became great friends of him and ended up cycling with him in Pokhara and asking him and the remaining porter to join us at dinner as our guests. The porters likewise were excellent in every way. We loved their singing and generally happy dispositions and ended up playing cricket against them, other sports and joining in with them in their singing and dancing when we found ourselves alone in a tea house. We met numerous other parties en route and they were all envious of the fun and great service which we had. Without Prakash and the porters our trek would not have been half so memorable. Prakash also went to the trouble of accompanying us to the airport on the evening of our departure which I am sure was quite beyond the call of duty. Mingma was also first class at the beginning and end of our holiday. We all recognised on the trek what an excellent choice we had made in choosing you. We recommended your company to those we met on the trek and on my return now I lose no opportunity of recommending your company to my friends and colleagues who wish to come to Nepal having heard what a wonderful time we had. I for my part hope to return possibly with my children and grandchildren. With very kindest regards and thanks again for all your help over a 12 month period in making the trek the holiday of my lifetime. I cannot stress enough how brilliant you and the whole company were. It was the icing on the cake as far as the trek was concerned. You can always invite potential trekkers to speak to me if they want me to expound on the great service that your company provides. Tony Bell

Annapurna Sanctuary & Base Camp trek

Glenn and I are now getting back to reality after a fantastic time in Nepal.I just wanted to say thanks to you for all your help in the lead up to the holiday and thanks to the whole team in Nepal that ensured we had a fantastic time. Our guide Pradip and porters Ramesh and Dil couldn't have been better. All of them worked really well together to ensure our trek was very enjoyable. Not only did they ensure we got the most from the days on trek but they were excellent company in the evenings as well. My first trip with you to Everest [Oct 06] was so good that I wasn't sure this could live up to it but it did and so I just wanted to give my thanks to everyone that made sure we had such a good time. Best wishes Paul and Glenn Quartermaine

Luxury cultural tour Nepal & India

Thanks for your welcome home note. I find myself regularly thinking "what were we doing this time last week" so we have some wonderful memories. All the staff we encountered in both countries [Nepal & India] were excellent and really went out of their way to make us feel welcome. …we really had a wonderful time in Nepal, whose stunning beauty is matched by the warmth and friendliness of its people. It is a place we will definitely revisit in the future and next time I think we will do some trekking. Thanks again for all your help and I will certainly be recommending your company to anyone I know that intends to visit that part of the world. Thanks for everything, Patrick Griffin and Paula Clarke

Cultural tour of Bhutan, Kathmandu Valley & Chitwan safari

Well, the trip was great!! And I think the east of Bhutan has to be the highlight, getting there along dramatic mountain roads, staying in places that are so peaceful and relaxed, and meeting folk who are always ready with a friendly smile and like to chat - usually about Manchester United! I'm sure you'll be pleased to know that all the arrangements went to plan; flights were great and no problem with connections. The itinerary worked well with just the right balance of staying in places and days of driving. Trashigang is brilliant! The hotel was excellent…a wonderful place to have coffee and read whilst having a spectacular view overlooking the dzong! Chitwan was fun for a couple of days & Nagarkot was also a nice place to visit. All in all it was a great trip, 3 weeks packed full of wonderful memories (and photo's!) thank you for all you did in sorting out the itinerary and being so understanding with all the changes. I hope that we will be able to book for Tibet next year, if not then I'm sure there will be somewhere else to go!!!!!! I have been very happy with all the service and will be happy to book again through Himalayan Adventure Company! Best wishes to you Andrew Parker

Annapurna National Park trek, Chitwan safari and Delhi & Agra tour

The trek was brilliant - everyone coped well and the number of days and length of days was just right. So all our lengthy conversations and your patience were worth it! The back packs were extremely comfortable and well designed. We used the waterproof covers once which worked well. It was great being our own group. Amrit our guide was excellent and so was the food. Best wishes, Veronica Bliss

Annapurna Circuit trek

We had a wonderful time - well looked after. Prakash and his team were excellent we became one big team. We played [cricket] at 4000metres it will be a record height for a game of cricket. It was great fun we have good photos.The village of Yak has never had such excitement everyone wanted a game .A superb holiday thank you. Please let Prakash know how satisfied we were - he was absolutely perfect throughout- what an ambasador for your company. John Bourne

Everest Base Camp via Gokyo trek

The whole trip was absolutely amazing. What a fantastic company you have because your people in Nepal could not of done more to help me. I have to say they really looked after me, they were just a phone call away if I needed anything. I found the sightseeing excellent and I have to say hotel was really good. My guide was fantastic along with my porter they really could not have done more. I felt your company's tea houses were excellent and the Sherpa people were truly lovely. What started off a nightmare [with the airline losing my bags] quickly turned into a trip I'll never forget, mainly because of your fantastic company and your great people in Nepal. I was certainly sad to leave but I will definitely go back and soon. Finally I just wanted once again to say thank you for all your hard work and for making my trip one I'll never forget. You're pure class and all going well I'll be in touch with another trip again soon. Yours sincerely, Philip O' Hara

Annapurna Base Camp trek & Luxury Lodges in the Khumbu (Everest region) trek

We said we would send you some feedback on our superb holiday in Feb-March, and here it is at last. It was a wonderful trip, we are very satisfied customers! Everything went well. Our guide Deepak was superb, there is no other word. He guided us effectively, as one would expect, but here are a few of his additional talents: understanding well what we did and did not want to do, and recognising the pace at which we wanted to walk: supporting Norma when she briefly had altitude sickness; massaging Chris's knee when it played up; effectively rearranging (and agreeing with us) an alternative itinerary when the weather was bad; knowing who to talk to about weather and track conditions, transport etc; quickly responding to our sense of humour, and becoming a good friend. We have tried to make clear how much we enjoyed the holiday, and need to say clearly that we have already recommended you to our friends Best wishes and many thanks, Chris & Norma Sherratt

Everest Panorama Trek plus Delhi and Taj Mahal extension tour

I just wanted to write to let you know that Barry and I had an amazing holiday. We really enjoyed ourselves and were exceptionally well looked after. Thank you so much for all your help. Warmest wishes,Nicole & Barry Kennedy

Group yoga tour to Mysore [India], luxury houseboat tour & spa break in Kerala and private tour to Dharamsala to attend talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Thank you so much for your help in putting together the India trip. Everything from my end went wonderfully. The houseboat ride and spa were wonderful. And all my connections to Dharamsala went smoothly. It was all fine and I had a terrific experience. Thanks again for everything and best wishes. Mary Tribble

Annapurna Circuit trek

I had a incredible holiday and did not want to leave! We had a fantastic guide and team of porters who were all conscientious and hard-working. It felt like we were one big family! I hope to visit again next year.Best wishes, Kerry Williamson

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