Testimonials - what they said about Earthbound Expeditions nepal.
Few things speak louder and carry more meaning than first-hand
experiences and personal testimony, please go through our testimonials
pages to know more about us ( Earthbound Expeditions). There are 10 or more pages to go through and many people have said so many good things about us who travelled to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India and sri-lanka with us from 1999 to 2013. We have served 1000's of clients and it is hard to put everyone's feed back here, but whoever ask us to keep theirs we have done so.
Please read more recent reviews from the
trip advisior too>> recent days as trip advisor is not taking multi day trip reviews we have lost some of our most beautiful reviews there.
Here are the testimonials from our clients who have booked trip with us in 2010 - 2013, but please go through other pages to read more who have travelled with us in the past.
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We are Responsible adventure travek and trekking company for Nepal, India, Bhutan, Tibet , Vietnam, Sri-lanka trips
Comments by : Anna and team, who did Everest Base Camp Trek in April 2010 with us
We can't thank you enough for the adventure trek of a lifetime! We have spent > 40 years backpacking and traveling the globe together and feel pretty qualified to state that the excellent service, support, and value offered by Earthbound Expeditions far exceed, in our opinion, any other agency in the world. Our successful trek to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patar was perfect thanks in large part to the wonderful expertise of our amazing guide, Sudip. Our teahouse accommodations and hotel in Kathmandu were "ultra" cool, the itinerary was ideal, and we had the support every step of the way of the wonderful Earthbound staff from touchdown to take-off. Nepal is, of course, stunningly beautiful and we plan on returning to your land for future treks. Tibet, Bhutan, and beyond are also on our list with Earthbound Expeditions!
We would be happy to answer any questions if potential clients would like to contact us. We can be reached at email@example.com.
Jeanie and Jim Schaden
Rockland, Maine USA
Comments by : Leah, Annapurna Base Trek April 2013
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2013 11:29 AM
To: Earthbound Expeditions
Subject: Re: Namaste! - rajan here
We have just arrived home today and have very fond memories of our amazing time in Nepal. Too short however and I am very keen to return to your beautiful country and explore culture places and people's some more. I am very impressed with the organisation of your operation and despite the difficult challenges you are faced with, power, resources, restrictions and I'm sure much more, I never had a problem.
Your guides were fantastic and especially Namaraj, who was ours. He did an expert job of creating a team dynamic, ensuring we were together as a well bonded group, safe and provided for, physically and culturally. He is a natural leader and earns the respect of all thirteen of us I believe. He had professional style all of his own and his talks at the end of the day were a feast of information, history, culture, philosophy and ecology. The porters Mr Ram, Kumar, Modan, and Bishnu, ( hope I spell those right) were amazing and I have a deep respect for the Nepalese people for their friendliness, strength, stamina and pride.
I will not hesitate to recommend your company to any who are keen venture to Nepal and I will post on any sites such as trip advisor that I can. Thank you and your hard working team to make this experience one of a life time that will never be forgotten.
Sent from my iPad - Leah
Comments by : Lubica, Annapurna Base Trek April 2013
I came back from the trip to Nepal few days ago and would like to say a big thank you for the great time I could spend there.
Your staff was really very professional and let me say that especially Narendra proved his professionalism not only as an experienced guide but also a very good organizer and people manager.
His helpers Arjun Sigdel, Ganesh Gajurel, Anil Tamang, Kumar Phuyal and Babulal were also not only our porters and kept us company during the trek so everybody could walk at their own pace and still felt really safe and supported, but each evening they also served us dinner, and also entertain us which contributed to the great feeling I have about Nepal in general. I can't thank enough to express how I feel.
I would strongly recommend your company and also these guys to anybody interested in trekking in Nepal. I wish you success and all the best.Thank you and kind regards,
Comments by : Sandy and team Annapurna Yoga Trek, 2013
Thank you for a wonderful trek. We had a really nice experience with Earthbound Expeditions.
We really liked having a group of all women and especially older women. We called out group "Super C's!" We were slow, but we all made it!!
I can't say enough about our guide, Resham, and our 4 Supporters. They took wonderful care of us; just like sons!
I wanted to send you a couple of photos that I thought you might like to have.
Thank you for the below quote, below. It is true for life, not just Nepal!
"Happiness is managing your expectations."
Sandy from USA
Comments by : Kathleen Nolan , Annapurna yOGA Trek - May 2013
Thank you for your email. All is well here. I had a fabulous time in Nepal and enjoyed my time and the trek so much. Earthbound Expeditions did a wonderful job providing a safe, fun, and adventurous journey. I did write a review to tripadvisor ( on Tripadvisor I am Luv2travel1627). Your staff of guides and porters (I was in group B) are amazing and very capable people. Gopal did such a great job....he is calm, knowledgeable, organized, and fun to be with. Our porters, including Sarki, Anil, Ram, Krishna were terrific and very inspiring. Mr. Sarki is a favorite!
I would love to return to Nepal again, perhaps to do the Langtang trek. When I begin to plan a trip, I will be in touch with you. Thanks to Tarek, too, for helping us prepare for the trip efficiently.
Wishing you all the best. You have put together a wonderful organization. Be proud and continue to do such great work.
Kennebunk, Maine, USA
Comments by Jane W and Timothy Carney from USA Nepal and Bhutan luxury tour with us in October 2013
On Sunday, November 24, 2013 4:22 PM, "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> wrote:
We are back home, but already missing Nepal. As you could probably tell, we fell in love with ... everything. Thank you for making such a wonderful trip for us. It was amazing. We are world travelers, but this adventure has to be at the top of our favorites. The service you provided was outstanding. We are now cooking Nepal food & dressing in our Napali clothes for our family & friends. We all also have our prayer flags flying! Maybe what surprised us the most was all the things we were able to do because we were not able to trek. It all worked out so well...thanks to you!
I have put following review in trip advisor, you can also put in your website also! ..
My husband & I just returned from 5 weeks in Nepal and Bhutan. Can’t say enough “good stuff “ about Rajan and Earthbound. The trip was absolutely wonderful. Rajan worked with us when we needed to adapt the itinerary (not once but twice), reassured us everything would be fine & always kept us safe. The guides he provided were outstanding. Ram, who introduced us to the wonderful world of Nepal at the start of the trip in Kathmandu, was a true gentleman. His vast knowledge (I think he could teach a college course in Buddhism) and love of the country was evident to us. Pema, who showed us various sites in Bhutan & accompanied us on the Druk Path camping trek, was always there to keep our comfort levels high. As world travelers who seek to experience and immerse ourselves into a place, not just simply see it, this trip exceeded our expectations. Our accommodations were excellent yet, the cost reasonable. Those prices wouldn’t have been possible if we were making our own reservations. I guess the most amazing part was the fact that Rajan made all the arrangements with ease. His network is so vast that 11 different hotels & numerous guides & drivers across 2 countries did not pose any problem for him. Each detail was worked out perfectly. Also helpful was the clout his name held. All we did was mention his name at a hotel where we had an issue & it was immediately settled to our satisfaction. That type of influence cannot be underestimated. We cannot thank Earthbound enough for giving us an outstanding experience that captured the heart and spirit of Nepal & Bhutan.
Jane W and Timothy Carney from USA Nepal and Bhutan trip October 2013
Comments by : Montse and Xavi, Annapurna Base camp Trek, 2010
Namaste Rajan !!!
Thanks for your e-mail, once again you proved your exquisite personal attention to us.
We had a long way back home to Barcelona, reaching our city as expected at 22:30 in the night. Only a problem with our luggage at Heathrow (London). Our flight connection was so short (1h 30') and our luggage could not be transfer to our flight to Barcelona on time. Any case, the very next day, we had our bags delivered at home. So all in all no problem with it.
What to say about our Mustang trip? Almost impossible to put that in words. Amazing, incredible, unbelievable, funny and of course enlightening... Nepal has been a wonderful experience that we will keep in our hearts and minds forever.
Of course we will provide a good feedback about Earhtbound Expeditions services at TripAdvisor for they were excellent.
Also, in a few days we will upload some pictures of our trekking. We will let you know.
Finally, we would like to mention the splendid job your boys did for us. Sudip, Gokul, Arjun, Krishna and Kharma made an absolutely excellent job and made our trekking experience a matter of joy. We had to think about nothing but enjoying every single minute of our trek as they take care of the rest. Wish you can give our most sincere regards to them. You can feel really proud of them.
Further, just know that we will encourage our friends and colleagues to get to know Nepal as your country is a must-see place in this world. The beauty of your mountains, valleys, rivers and landscapes is only comparable to the pureness of your hearts. And of course, we will spread the word about your company as your professionallity and excellence has been more than proved.
"Nepal once is not enough..." After our return is very easy to fully understand that sentence. Hopefully our lifes let us visit your country once again.
Biggest regards for you Rajan and your team, and thanks a lot for everything you did for us.
PS: For sure we will check the information regarding Hands in Nepal and will consider to help on some way to your projects.
MOntse and Xavi Alcalde Santoyo
IBM Global Services España, S.A. Phone: +34 - 93 401 8713, Avda. Diagonal, 571 - Planta 4 - 08029 Barcelona (Spain)
Comments by Jill and Anna who did 10 days Yoga trip Sept - Oct 2013 with us
Dear Team at Earthbound,
To piggy back on my aunt’s feedback below, I very much concur. This trek was the most incredible experience of my life. The sites, duration, views, pace on the trek were perfect.
I never felt afraid or lost under the direction and guidance of Namaraj. I felt very secure in every aspect of our trek with him as our guide. A question directed towards him never went unanswered and there was never a solution he couldn’t come to for any dilemma. He even contacted us in Kathmandu after we departed Pokhara to make sure our bus trip went well and our needs were met at Thamel Eco. He led us all our trek days with the calmest of demeanors. I really feel he was destined/born to do what he does for the company.
The porters were also a dream. They and Namaraj really made the trip.
They were all very kind and true professionals.
I’ll be recommending Earthbound to colleagues, family and friends as well.
Jillianne Cepero, Senior Associate
Mercer | 1166 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10036, USA
+1 212 345 7749
Services provided by Mercer Health & Benefits LLC
On 8 October 2013 11:37, Ana Trujillo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Hello Earthbound Expeditions,
I just wanted to tell you that everything went well with our tour to Nepal. I’m writing this to commend a few people that made it possible for me to have an incredible experience.
Namaraj Sapkota – Our guide was very organized and took care of everyone’s needs seamlessly. I felt secure in the knowledge that he was looking after all of us. I never saw him eat, he made sure that each one of us was taken care of. He did all of this with a bright smile. He coordinated the porters so that everyone, at every level and speed had someone to guide them and communicated with the porters via phone and whistles J He made sure we were all up on time, that our food was prepared and served us until each one of us was satisfied. During each day’s trek, he was everywhere, making sure we were all safe. I cannot say enough to commend Namaraj.
The Porters: - Kumar, Bingsem, Sabine, Ujjwal and Gobinda were amazing and earned the group’s admiration for their resilience and willingness to help, always with a bright smile on their faces.
All in all, it was a wonderful Nepal travel experience and I make sure to recommend “Earthbound Expeditions” to my co-workers and friends.
Thank you again,
Executive Assistant to Steve O’Hanlon
150 East 42nd Street | 15th Floor | New York, NY 10017, USA | P: +1 646 898-1207| M: +1 967-4789 | F: +1 212-302-6934
From Suzanne and Team who did Langtang valley trek with us
Dear Badri and Rajan
Our Nepal Trip was perfect from start to finish. Everything
went smoothly from our arrival in Nepal to our departure on the final day.
Thakur was a superb guide and really looked after our group through sickness and
in health. Mitch was ill on the first day of the trek, having picked up a bug
on his journey from the USA. Thakur adapted our programme to accommodate
everyone’s needs. This meant that we were able to have lunch in a local home
on the second day of our trek and he always tried to create opportunities for us
to meet local people on our travels. Our group wanted to get to know the people
and the culture of Nepal....not just clock up miles! Thakur and our two porters
Arjan and Thakur were superb. Besides leading our walks, they made sure that
our accommodation was good as well as the hygiene standards. We loved dahl
bhaat and Thakur told us where and when it would be good. The Helembu Trail was
the perfect trek for us as we didn’t waste time at airports and because it was
fairly unspoilt and close to Kathmandu. Next time I think we could do higher
Apart from the trek, the tour of KTM and the cultural meal* at
the end were fantastic and wonderful opening and closure to our trip. We all
loved our morning in Bhatnapur and our visit to The Garden of Dreams and I would
recommend that these be included wherever possible in your trips. The Thamel
Eco Resort was very nice, clean and friendly with excellent breakfasts and
We would all like to return to Nepal and would definitely have
Earthbound as our first choice. When is the Adventure Travel Show in London
this year? The girls and I want to go again and can see you
and Team , UK
Comments by : Saleema nd his friend Everest Panorama trek 2013
Thanks for a great trip in Nepal. We arrived safely in Thailand. I know we were very fortunate with our flights in and out of Lukla and great weather along the trek. Please give the shoes to Bibek as Jan had mentioned earlier. I will be reviewing the trip on Trip Advisor in the next couple of days and will keep you posted. Please convey our thanks to Sudip for doing an excellent job of guiding and being a companion on the trek.
Comments by : Wayne Brunton and Stacey Price Nepal trek and tour 2013
Stacey and I are doing well, and we did indeed arrive back in Canada with good memories of our trip to Nepal. I am sure all of us will forever remember the spectacular scenery that we saw during our Anapurna panorama trek, and the cultural sights we saw in Kathmandu. Equally memorable was the way that Gutham our guide cared for us during our trek. He, and our two porters, managed to make what could have been an arduous trek for first-timers like us into a walk-in-the-park. Our guide for the cultural sights in the city, Arjun, was very knowledgeable, and gave us detailed answers to all of our questions which was great. Throughout our trip, Rajan, your calm handling of all our extra, and unexpected requests for a doctor, an ambulance and transport all over the city was outstanding and invaluable. You anticipated our needs, make suggestions which made our stay and travels more enjoyable, and you were a pleasure to deal with. We will certainly recommend your services to anybody considering a trip to Nepal. Finally, we wish you luck in your mission to make a difference in Nepal through tourism. If anyone can do it, you can...
Wayne Brunton and Stacey Price
42/4 Gorkha Hill (Locker 302), Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, 643231, India
Comments by : Adriane Rose and Uwe Pfretzschner , Annapurna yOGA Trek - April 2013
To : Mr. Rajan
we have arrived home from Nepal already a month ago. Let me just tell you how very much me and my boyfriend enjoyed the trip with Earthbound Expeditions. The scenery we saw was breathtaking, and despite the exhaustion we sometimes felt the whole team made it easy and enjoyable for us. Our porters, needless to say, were amazing, and, above all, our two guides, Apar Datta Pant and Ramjee Bhata, were especially attentive. Whenever we go back to Nepal we hope to be able to go on a trek with either one of them as a guide. I especially hope to see Ramjee in the position as a team leader next time, he would have earned it! I really enjoyed learning about the Nepalese culture and other things from him, it was great to have someone around that could express these things so as that we could understand them. All in all, I felt very well taken care of and motivated throughout the whole trek!
Keep up the amazing work, everyone!
Adriane Rose and Uwe Pfretzschner
Comments by Alan Murphy who did 16 days India, Nepal and Bhutan trip with us in March April 2013
you Rajan for your mail.
have to say that your skill in organizing out trip was very good. Keep the good
was never a missed guide or pick up through the whole trip of India, Nepal and
Bhutan. The whole trip was great, especially Bhutan part, you guys really
looked after us so well.
will recommend Earthbound Expeditions to other travelers coming your way.
Alan and Sue
Comments by Monica and Team who did Gokyo and Everest Base Camp Trek with us in Oct 2013
Dear Rajan, Namaste
I would like to thank you for the very professional organisation of our trip in Nepal the Gokyo lake chola pass and Everest base camp trek. You did a great job. We had a wonderful time and your country is amazingly beautiful. We came home with great memories and I already think about visiting Nepal again, the Annapurna region. Rajan, I have some pictures of other trekkers we met in Kathmandu and on the trail
They are from the group that made the Everest Base Camp trail with Earthbound and we've been together with them in the first day of visiting Kathmandu. I only know their first names: Lukas (from Germany), Thais (from Belgium) and Therese (from Australia). Together with them were two little older ladies fom Austraila, who's names I don't remember. Are you kind to give me their emails, so I can send the pictures to them? Or give them my email, so they can contact me. I've agreed with them (when we met on the trail somewhere near Gorak Shep) that we'll get in contact through you.
Thank you in advance and good luck with Earthbound. I'll tell everybody I know about your trekking agency.
Best regards and see you again, hopefully soon,
Monica & Team :) -
Comments by Judy and Team of 14 who did Annapurna Base Camp Trek with us in Oct 2013
Greetings Rajan -
And Namaste once again!
We all hope your season continues to go well and that you are enjoying your wonderful work in Nepal. Most of us are home now and trying to organize our photos so we can share our memories well into the future. The trip with Earthbound Expeditions was definitely a dream come true!
I hope you read my review which just was published on Trip Advisor. I could not say enough good things. But I am also thinking that if you ever need someone to be a US or English speaking reference, please feel free to use me. I would be happy to spread the good words about your organization and I know from experience that communicating with someone who has been on a trip before really helps.
So just let me know if you need any more information from me. I am writing already to several people and agencies I know here to tell them they should be working with you.
Best to you and all your staff...especially Gopal and all our porters.
Many thanks always. We hope to keep in touch.
Judy Pallett and Team from USA
Comments from Melissa and team who did 10 days Nepal Yoga trek in October 2013
On Nov 19, 2013, at 9:48 PM, from Melissa wrote:
Tour date: Oct 26-Nov 4, 2013
To Mr. Simkhada (or whom it may concern),
I recently have had the privilege of attending an Earthbound tour under the guidance of "T.P." I use privilege as I felt the utmost "Nepali" experience; I believe, as a result of T.P. as a guide. He posses enthusiasm, integrity, knowledge, skill, motivation and so much more. He encouraged, supported and accommodated all of my needs, as well as fellow travelers. T.P. continued to make myself feel connected to my time on the mountain, while providing peace of mind. I knew all
my needs where taking care of, I did not have to worry once under T.P.s care (porters included).
In addition, the porters who attended my tour; Omar, ......
Where also an amazing part of my experience. They all were extremely
helpful, uplifting and inspiring. Their smiles were felt by my soul.
Including my initial communication with Earthbound, Tarek included,
your company has proven to stand strong. Tarek had been communicating
with me since last November with prompt, informative and timely
information consistently. I am impressed and permanently touched by my
trekking adventure in Nepal.
In closing, I would like to add I seldom make reviews. However, I am a firm believer when a job is well done, it shall not go unsaid. It was a privilege to have T.P. and porters throughout my time in Nepal and will be sure to make recommendations to friends / family about Earthbound Expeditions and most importantly, T.P.
Thank you for your time,
Melissa M. Lowrey
Sent from my iPhone
Comments from Some of our clients who did 12 Days Annapurna trek with Yoga, Chitwan safari with us
"12 days luxury trekking at age 70 with my guide Shiba"
According to my guide Mr Shiba Annapurna loop is a luxury vacation, a bump in the ground. I take off my hat to Mr Rajans and Earthbound team to organize this wonderful adventure. If I was 35 or younger I would do this trip every year but at age of 70 I rather climb Mt Everest. I recommend my guide Mr Shiba to any senior citizen that decide to go on this 12 days trekking he made me feel safe and pampered.
In short I had a helluva good time.
Here is another one By Mandy12 day Nepal - trekking & safari
The most exciting experience! Living life very basically but gaining "real life" living in Nepal with Earthbound Expeditions. Content of the 12 days tour was just amazing and jam packed - excellent value for money!
Guides very caring, helpful and friendly.
Hotels basic but adequate - no posh frills but clean (by Nepal standards). Showers/running water sometimes a problem but again part of the experience.
Everything very well organised and great care taken of customers. I always felt safe and very looked after.