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Dear all who are considering Kailash – Mansarovar tour

Dear all who are considering Kailash -Mansarovar tour
I understand that you and friends are considering a trip to Mount Kailash. I wish you the best of travels and assure you that the memories of this sacred place will stay with you always. In year 2000, an old friend and I had the pleasure of having Rajan Simkhada and Earthbound Expeditions expedite our sojourn from Simikot in western Nepal to Kailash and back. Our trip entailed several things out of the ordinary which only happened through the help of Rajan.

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Our small group of 2 was below the minimum allowed by the Chinese government and required special permits to be issued. We, as geologists and pilgrims wanted to walk the whole route and depart from the road to see the western shore or Raksas Tal Lake. Typically, the Chinese have people ride in a jeep from the border to the mountain and back. After long haggling, we were assigned a jeep but allowed to walk the whole way, a compromise that Rajan obtained for us.

At the time of our trip, the Limi Valley along the border in Nepal was off limits to travelers but Rajan negotiated permission from our Nepalese liaison officer to traverse the valley. Besides the thousand and one small things that Rajan handled, often without our being aware, he very persuasively obtained seats for us on a plane out of Simikot for our return to Kathmandu and saved us a 3-4 day wait in Simikot (he stayed behind and brought our luggage to Kathmandu several days later on the next flight out).

Rajan is a very adept young man. Having transitioned from a remote village to Kathmandu, Rajan is well known throughout Nepal for his work in television and is the driving force behind Earthbound Expeditions. As a devote religious man, he was the perfect travel companion and friend to share in this sacred space.

I encourage you to make the trip to Kailash and I wish you the best of travels. If you decide to use Rajan’s and Earthbound’s services you will not be disappointed. I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
Sincerely,
Ned Sterne : Nsterne@petrohunt.com and Mr. Bob Raynolds : DenverBasin@dmns.org, USA

- Ned Sterne and Mr. Bob Raynolds, USA

What our clients said about us

Dear valued visitors,
In trying to determine the quality of our service, few things speak louder and carry more meaning than first-hand experiences and personal testimony. In an effort to try to give you a clear idea of who we are, what we stand for, and how we operate our business, we would like to share some of the thousands of testimonials below that we have received from members of tours, guided treks, and expeditions over the years.

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What our clients said about us.., even at TripAdvisor , read all the testimonials from 1999 to 2013.
As part of Earthbound Expeditions’s ongoing efforts to keep improving the way we do business and continue to meet or exceed client’s expectations, we ask each client who joins us to pass along their thoughts and feedback in a formal manner. We make this possible via a written form and also via our web site in an electronic format.

We take both positive feedback and constructive criticism to heart and use it to assure that we continue to give traveller’s like you a great experience.

Over a decade, we have introduced hundreds of people from all over the world to the joys of tour, trekking and mountaineering in Himalaya ( India – Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan). Many of them have returned and traveled with us again on new and different adventures. We believe our friends and clients are our best references. We hope you enjoy reading from this feedback, and that you will join an Earthbound Expeditions’s tour and trek and share some of the rich experiences that our programs and staff have to offer.

- Rajan Simkhada - President - Earthbound Expeditions, Nepal

This trip was a dream come truth

This trip was a dream come truth. 8 months ago I read this book of Michel Peissel, which make me dream about an unknown area in the north of Nepal, belonging to the Tibetan culture. The landscapes went beyond all expectation it looked shaped by human’s hands. It’s diversity in shapes and colors transported me another planet.

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Regarding the culture, It was very refreshing, different from all what I have seen in Nepal. The Tiji festival showed me there was still a place where the Tibetan Buddhism remains unmolested and practiced with fervor. And all this lops as wearing traditional dresses were very authentic. It’s a pity that it seems the new generation is more attracted by Nike pullovers, Reebok Caps, Chinese shoes.

Concerning the organization, I found it very well, even if I was feeling little bit confuse to have so many people working for me. I’m usually used to a budget way of traveling, of doing everything by myself and these everything was prepared, cooked for me. Embarrassing and agreeable in the same time.

- Ljuslin Michael, Switzerland

The trek was filled with beautiful scenery and interesting people

We hiked about 105 miles uphill and down hill in the snow and loved every minute of it. The trek was filled with beautiful scenery and interesting people. Our guide had a great attitude and we loved his guitar playing and singing Nepalese songs.

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He even showed us Stuffed yak other trekkers seemed Jealous of how much fun we had with our guide. Our porter was friendly and working on his English. Over all our team really made the trek safe and fun.
We wanted thank the agency for planning a great trip for us, Thanks Rajan again.

- Jennifer and Beth Halteman, USA

The tour was very well organized

Dear Rajan,
I have not forgotten to write you and tell you, that still very glad to have done the Mustang trekking with you in during that Tiji festival time of 2001. The tour was very well organized and all the days you have never been arrogant. Your handling with money was clear and correct.

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I appreciate this kind of partnership. You could tell us a lot about Mustang, the countryside and culture. And I remember too, Charlie as an extra present. (I mean your comedy is good)

Many thanks that you have managed for me that I could go to Garphu and Namgyal with the horses. It was not easy. Please give my thanks to the cook and porters. I’m well remembered to the good food. The food was original and has changed every day, it was excellent and I had never problems with my stomach. These man all (Mr. Dipendra, Santa, Meg Bdr, Gamsi, Ram, Kumar, Ids Bhadar, Gyan and Purna- I hope I did not forget one) have made a good and have been very reliable.

When you will see Mr. Thapa, our Liaison Officer, please give him the best wishes from me. He will remember me, at least in connection with Dr. Amchi Gyasto Bista (Gemi, Lo Monthang). Al together it was wonderful trekking tour. We have been three tourists from three different countries, languages, age, sex and condition and we understood us excellent. October 2002, maybe I shall climb Dampus peak. I shall ask you about this tour in my next letter. I wish you all the best

- Wilhelm Rieder, Germany