Here are my comments:
1. Nepal people is nice people.
2. trekking is unforgetable experience: the things most impressed me are nice guide ( Lal), wounderful mountain and farm view, and up & down tract. The guest house is simple but clean.
3. the arrangement of this trekking is good for first time visitor.
4. After home, I had started to plan the next trekking. I will go to EBC via the same agent and hire the same guide. I will call my friend and trek with me. I will organize a small team to finish this target.
5. Becasue poor appetite after climbing, I had no special impression in food. the Only thing I like is coke. water is a problem in trekking.
6. The most important is Suman, he was so nice and patient and could answer my any question before trekking. Before trekking, every body inculding me worried about many things. But had suman, there is nothing to worry. My friend ask me why I had encourge to trekking alone. I say I had best consultor and a Nepal-Taiwan friend--Suman. Anyway, I will back to Nepal ( may be 2013). I love this country.
For this visit in Nepal we were five people of different ages who wanted to have a feel for the beautiful Himalayas as well as do the more touristic trips around Kathmandu.
Surya, you have made our trip memorable with your professionalism and with your courtesy. The same can be said for Babu who has been an excellent guide during our stay in Pokhara and our short hiking around Dhampus and Sarangkot, and a very pleasant person to be with. We asked you to organize a complex and varied trip for us, including the visit to Sri Muktinath, a three days hiking at the feet of the Annapurna range, and the visit in Kathmandu valley. We were very impressed by the quality of your services and the impeccable organization, all handled with calm, smiles and a good degree of flexibility from your part. I am definitively recommending your company to anyone interested in a trip to Nepal and I'm already thinking of putting together a group for a more serious hiking in spring next year!
With heartfelt thanks,
I am Roman Marks (from USA) and I am close to be 70 years old! I signed up with Asian Journey for a trip of my life! I selected them using a web search. They had the most attractive offer for the money and were very accommodating in creating my schedule. In 23 days I crammed Everest Base Camp, Kala Patar, Island Peak (6,189 meters), white water Rafting and Chitwan National Park and I prayed to accomplish some and return home alive and unhurt. The trip and the company beat all my expectations!!!
First and foremost was my guide - Babu Gurung. He was smart, resoursfull, helpful, attentive and a real friend. Only because of him I was able to make all I dreamed for. When I had symptoms of altitude sickness, he helped me to cope with it, helped me with my loss of appetite, head aches, loss of sleep, he even had medicine for my stomach problems. He designed the training for HAS measured to my abilities and gave me plenty of rest and entertainment beating me in all the card games I tought him how to play. When I was coming back from summiting Island Peak (1200 m up and 1400 m down in 16 hours), he met me on the way back with 2 liters of hot chocolate. This touched me to tears. When my camera gave out, he gave me his camera to use. His care and attention can't be measured in words!
In a competitive price from Asian Journeys I got a fantastic 23 days trip, with guide that became my friend, porter that carried my load, everything was taken care of food, transportation, lodging. All I had to do is move, enjoy the surroundings, and people I met on the trial and in the hotels.
I highly recommend Asian Journey for your future trip to Nepal. If you want any details, call 843-766-3274, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In regards to my recent trekking experience with your company, I just wanted to express my gratitude and thankfulness.
Thank you so much for providing us with a knowledgable guide, who was kind and caring and wanted us to get the very most from our experience. Our guide was also very thoughtful about which Tea Houses he choose for us, choosing only the best ones. His english was very good and he taught us many things about Nepal, the people and about our trek.
Our porters, Binod and Buzee were very polite and kind. They were a very important part of our trekking team. We appreciated their kindness and their strength. They also contributed to making our experience so wonderful!! It was so great to get to know them and to see their hearts! They were very good people!
Our jungle tour and the raft day were also really great! We enjoyed our time in Nepal very much. Surya, we so very much appreciated that you took care of every little detail for us and we did not have to worry about anything!!
Thank you so much for everything. Surya , you are an honest man, and you will do very well with your business. My friends and I appreciated your kindness and your honesty. We felt very safe and well looked after. You treated us very well and very respectfully. We will always have fond memories of our adventure and of you and Pratap, Binod and Buzee. Thank you so much for making our time in Nepal a trip of a lifetime!!!
Fond Regards, Tina
First of all, thank you so much for all the organizing you did on our behalf! The entire trip went off without a hitch because of all the planning that had been done beforehand, it was wonderful! We were SO well taken care of and it was amazing!
The food was awesome and we loved it! We were amazed by the variety that was available, even all the way up to Gorek Shep!
Our guide, Pratap really became our friend and we loved how he incorporated a bit of cultural information into each day's hike as well as stopping to show us different kinds of birds, trees, markings etc. along the way. He was fabulous and we enjoyed his company very much! Along with that I must say that our two porters were amazing!! We appreciated them so much and even more so because I got high altitude sickness and had to come back down with Binod, one of our porters. As an all-ladies group, we felt very safe and well taken care of throughout the entire trip, never once feared for our safety in any way!
After our trip to Base Camp we added on a river rafting trip as well as a 3 day Chitwan Jungle tour. Both were wonderful and we really enjoyed the opportunity to experience Nepal in a different way than just trekking! All of our tea houses and hotels were clean and the people were so friendly.
All in all, I speak for all of the ladies in the group when I say that this was an amazing trip and your company provided top-notch service for us which we really apprecited! We have told everyone we know about you and passed along your e-mail and contect info. If we decide to come back (which we might some day), we will be looking you up again to plan our trip for us!
Canada - April 2011
Namaste from Hong Kong!!
We are a group of 5 young people who travelled to Nepal in April 2010 for 10 days. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to Surya, the citywalk tour guide Gyan, the trekking guide Babu and his teammates Bhim, Lal and Teeka!! We enjoy our stay in Nepal and have a safe journey because of you guys.
Surya was the coordinator throughout our trip. He took care of us from the beginning until the end of our trip: he met us every day during our trip at Kathmandu, explained the details of the itinerary to us, made sure we caught our bus and plane on time and valued our feeling and comments towards the trip. Most importantly, thanks to his generous help, we celebrated my friend's birthday with a nice birthday cake and dinner on our last day at Kathmandu. I am sure this is one of my friend's memorable birthdays in her life. Thank you very much Surya! You make our trip so smooth!
We spent 5 days trekking to Poon Hill with Babu, Bhim, Lal and Teeka. They are all experienced guide and porters, who led us finished our mission! And they sang and danced very well! Babu took care of us all the times, he always reminded us to walk slowly, took a break and drank more water whenever we felt like to, and he served us well during meal time. I was sick for 1 day during the trek because of not getting used to the food there, Babu offered to carry my own bag and they all gave me encouragement. The 4-hour trek ended up to be an 8-hour trek because of me. It was the hardest day in my life honestly, but it was an unforgettable and precious memory to me! Plus, they are all very smart in learning how to play the Hong Kong-style card games! The gain of our friendship is the bonus to us!
Gyan was our tour guide in Kathmandu and Patan. He is a teacher and he taught us a lot about the history of Buddhist and Hindu Temples. Thank you very much to your sharings. We brought back a lot of knowledge from you to Hong Kong!
All in all, we are very satisfied with the package services offered to your company. I will definitely recommend you to my friends!
We miss you very much already – Surya, Gyan, Babu, Bhim, Lal and Teeka. I am sure we will travel to Nepal and meet you again very soon!
Athena, Carmen, Eva, Michelle and Mankit from Hong Kong, April 2010
We had the most incredible and memorable experience on the EBC trek and thanks to Asian Journey Treks and Tours who made our trip possible. This is the second time that we use its service. Last time it was in 2005, when a group of six of us went to ABC. This time four of us went to a longer and higher trek to our ultimate destination, EBC and Kala Patthar in a cold mid February weather. Our guide Hari is very experienced who has been trekking to EBC 40 times. He told us about the culture, the mountains, the people along the way so we get to know Nepal even better. To ensure our safety and comfort, we each have one sherpa trekking with us. They all can speak English and have average 25 times EBC trekking experience. The two porters can also speak some English and also have been to EBC many times. All seven of them can even say some Chinese and that really impressed me. When we were coming down the mountain, they would say "take it easy" and "walk slowly" and "be careful of the rock and ice", all in English and Chinese. Although, three out of the four of us have been to Kilimanjaro before, we still ran into situations that were unexpected and in some ways dangerous. Two members suffered high altitude sickness and one has to be rushed down the mountain on a horse. Hari quickly found an experienced horse, went with my team member and a porter down the mountain when it was dark and cold. Although Hari was not there, his crew was very professional and the porters and sherpas were assisting us as if Hari was still there. The last two days coming down from Debuche to Namche, I had stomach infection (turned out to be gastric ulcer) and had to take the horse down. They also found a very calm horse to take me down and two sherpas came with me and try to support me from either side of the horse especially when we were coming down the steps. When I was back in Kathmandu, the service consultant of Asian Journey even accompanied me to the hospital to cure my stomach problem. Our service consultant knows how much we like fruits for people from Taiwan and how scarce resources are in the mountain, he arranged for the porters to bring oranges and apples to the mountain so that we have fruits every night after meals. I always remember the cheerful sound we made when the fruits were brought over peeled, sliced and seeds removed. My second time experience with Asian Journey is even better than my first time experience. It is not just their experience, their knowledge, their professional attitude, their friendliness, their attention to details, their English or their energy level, it is all of these combined. I know if we come to Nepal trekking or touring again, I will definitely work with them again.
Gloria Shuang, Taiwan
Christiano Pazzini:"Thanks to NepalMountainTrek.com professional service we did a wonderful journey to Nepal, including Everest Gokyo Trek, Royal Chitwan National Park, Lumbini Kathmandu and Baktapur. We were a group of 10 Brazilians and everyone succeeded in completing the trek to Gokyo, thanks for our effort but also for the great help from the porters and right decisions from our guides during the way. This was a lifetime experience, I strongly recommend Mr. Surya's Nepalese services, who not only reached our goals, but overcame them!"
Helen Werneck and Marcelo Fabrício: "We did an amazing trip in Nepal, supported by Nepalmountaintrek.com team, in October 2009. Mr. Surya has done a great job, above our expectations. All his team, including guides and porters, were very friendly and efficient. We strongly recommend his services. Best regards from cariocas!"
Marco André Guimarães:"I hired Surya's services from Brazil for a trekking and journey in Nepal. He took care of everything while we were in Nepal, I do believe he couldn't has done better, it was an excellent job."
Mara Rafaeli:"Meeting Himalaya with Mr. Surya and his team was really nice! They are professionals who give us safety, organization and caress. Thank you and congratulation to everyone!"
Fabiola Jungstedt:"Nepalmountaintrek.com agency is simply outstanding. You and your guides are very professional, friendly and responsible. I am sure that we had the best service in Gokyo trek and Nepal landscape. Thank you very much."
Roberto Santos: "Even though we were a group of 10 trekkers, I personally have no words to describe how professional the guys from NepalMountainTrek.com are. During our journey we have walked more than 110 km, climbed hills for hours and faced some difficulties; however, our guides and porters did a great job in every tiny detail !!! I guess we could not have reached the places we did without their support. I had one of the greatest trips of my life and I thank the guys from Nepalmountaintrek.com for that! I strongly recommend their services!!!
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You are the best guide in Nepal! Thank you for making our 3-week trip to Nepal so much more than we had expected. As a mother and daughter traveling alone, we found your personal attention very comforting. We always felt safe and well cared for, during the trek and the travels in between. You were very good at listening to what we wanted and designing the trip to fit our needs. It was so nice to stay in local teahouses, get a sense of village life, and to learn about the local people.
The trek was fantastic, the accommodations wonderful and the trip to Chitwan Park a real treat. I am happy to recommend you and your company to all of my friends and to many of the guidebooks in the USA.
Deb and Chelsea Brewer
We had a fantastic holiday in Nepal - wonderful experiences & memorable.
The team of Guide & Porters had good spirit, initiative & helpful. In addition, every member of the our group was disciplinary and very co-operative, thus making the trip very smooth and successfully :)
Please relay our thanks for their good work to Naveen, Amar, Babu, Lalman, Suraz, Tika, Ram and Chakra.
We will be happy to recommend your company to our friends & relatives who will visit Nepal in the future.
Thank you very much !
- Barry, Brian, Cecilia, Connie, Henry, Joanne, Kimmy, King, Lilian, Miranda and Raymond from Hong Kong -
Thank you for making our dream come true. The six of us are so happy to have worked with your team. Your entire team: yourself, Naveen, Babu, Lamun, Suraz, and Rum made our trekking not only possible but also enjoyable. We are so pleased with your service. Everything works like a chime. All the arrangements are excellent. We are very proud with our guides and porters especially when we saw other groups' guides and porters. It seems that our team members are younger, stronger and happier. I can never forget the night at Tadapani that we sat along the dining table singing, dancing and drumming. In addition to see the beautiful mountains, forests, we also saw the beauty in the Nepalese. For all of us, this is a lifetime experience. There are so many places to hike and see in Nepal . Some of us are saying that we will come back. I look forward to working with your team again. Dhanyabad and Feribhetaula. (Sorry, if the spelling is incorrect.)
Gloria, Taipei, Taiwan
I would like to thank you of all of you.
This is not only a wonderful and comfortable but successful ABC trekking. Your company is a professional and well experienced trekking company indeed. Naveen and his team members are all very patient and very helpful people. I will contact you if I come back to Nepal in the future.
Judy, Taipei, Taiwan, January,
I would like to thank you for your help to arrange the trekking in Oct. It's such a joyful experience. I would also like to thank you to Narayan and the two porters. They did a great job to help us in the whole trip.
Hope that we can back to Nepal before long.
Best wishes to you and Nepal.
Clara from Hongkong.
The trip was very successful. Both the guide (Naveen) and the porter (Babu) were very professional but friendly.
They went out of their way to ensure that we were always happy and safe, and I feel I owe them many thanks for a successful trip.
The price of the trip was excellent, beating all other quotes I had seen, but at the same time the level of service was excellent.
I intend on returning to Nepal in the next few years, and if I decide to trek I will definitely use Asian Journey Trekking Co.
Chris Doman (United Kingdom)
I am glad to have the excellent service from your good company, Asian journey. and i would like to express my thanks to you and my guide, mr. Narayan kandel. Narayan is a talented and open-minded young man. this young man made me enjoy the whole trekking journey. with his professional help, i completed my Annapurna circuit trek. and it means something in my life.
I would like to recommend my colleagues and the concerned parties who wanna travel in Nepal to have the professional service of Asian journey. and i believe nobody would have regret of it.
Mr. Max Chen
Eva Airways Corporation
The trekking here to Annapurna Base Camp is an excellent trips both in service and landscape especially the arrangement of route, food, accommodation etc. I would recommend that everyone should have and enjoy the same wonderful experience in his life.
I would like to thank the management team at Asian Journey Treks & Expd. Ltd. for organizing such a wonderful trekking expedition for my group. We all enjoyed the trekking very much. The management was very professional and working team were extraordinary helpful and dedicated to their jobs. I would not hesitate to highly recommend Asian Journey Treks & Expd. Ltd. to who ever want to use their service in Nepal.
Dr Ming-Fong Lin(Team Leader) & Group(13 member)
China Steel Corp. Kaohsiung, Taiwan
We are happy and lucky to enjoy this trip with Naveen he is a experienced, honest, kind guide and became our good friends\.
We are very enjoy in trekking in Nepali mountian. Our guide Naveen told us about many things about their culture.
It brings us all new experience to learn about the life style, the thought, truely believing in god, of the peope in the mountain. If we have any question of our itinerary Naveen always discuss gently with us.
This agency (Asian Journey Treks & Expedition) has already guided several groups from asia, it's easy for us to discuss about our needs of trekking trip.
I would like to highly recommend ASIAN JOURNEY TREKS & EXPEDITION to any friends or colleagues and I'm greatly looking forward to coming back to Nepal in the future and see them as soon.
Tina & friend From Taiwan.
Nine of us in a group.
Exploring the Annapurna region.
Pokhara is where we started.
All the way up to Poonhill.
Lots of unforgettable memories from this 7 day Ghorepani Trek.
Best wishes from,
Meissa Liew and Serena lee From,
Just want to say "Thank you" to Surya and his team members. They have successfully make our whole group members happy and ...................
The whole trip has also made me see and feel the world differently. Nepal is a place where I should come ......
Surya you and your team members make me feel want to come again. we will always remember you all.
Thank you ???
Nepal: I love you.
T.T Lim & wife