Finally I am writing to thank you and your staff for your hospitality during my trip to Nepal in November/December 2018. It was most enjoyable and my guide Basanta was again a wonderful help and great company. This time we trekked Langtang and came back via Gosinkunda to Kathmandu. The weather was great and it was also amazing to see the recovery of the area after the earthquake in 2015. This is a testament to will of the Nepali people.
I would also like to add that I have trekked now with AGT since 2007 and with the support and guidance from yourself and so many of your staff I have been able to reach many parts of Nepal from the well-worn trails of the Khumbu and Annapurnas to the not so visited areas of Kangchenjunga and Makalu and a successful summit of Island peak. I have been fortunate to spend time in Basa your home village and it has been a privilege to be able to offer some support for the school there.
Niru, I feel very lucky to have had these opportunities and to now call you and your family my friends. After 18 visits to Nepal I have lost count of the number of treks but these days I will probably stay on the beaten tracks as I don’t mind repeating some of the trails and its always interesting to see the Nepal village life and the wonderful views.
Till my 19th trip in 2019, all the best to you and AGT.
Hello Mr. Teuchert,
A brief resume to my again brilliant-Trekkingtour in Nepal.
Actually, I can only praise a lot. From the planning of the tour, Over the booking up to the tour itself was everything uncomplicated - just good organized.
It was my second visit to Nepal and again I was overwhelmed by the Unique landscape with breathtaking views and cordiality og the people.
And also the simple way of life, which is also for us tourists Is the calming in this fast-paced time, and Gives the right view of life again.
What really pleased me that I had Prakash again as my guide. With him the tour was great, started with the selection of lodges, about the individual Planning of the next Trekking days, the many information on culture, flora and fauna, in lodges the funny card games evenings. Through it the tour became a hike with friends.
I am sure this was not the last visit to Nepal.
Ruth [Germany- Langtang-Gosainkund 2017]
Hello Mister. Teuchert,
I am delighted to be able to tell you about an almost all-round Mera Peak ascent!
After an arrival with fright (standby without seat in Istanbul!) We landed well in KTM. Pick up and transport to Kathmandu Guesthouse (KGH) have worked perfectly. However, we were very surprised when Kumar (our guide) told us in the KGH suddenly; we would be converted to a Camp Trek.
(On 20 nights in the tent we were definitely not set)
However, the situation quickly became clear that we - where after the earthquake still or again intact - Of course, would stay in existing lodges, but the camping crew was apparently involved.
So we were allowed to leave with a significantly larger group than expected. The crew was incredibly unbelievable and helpful
Thank you very much
... the untiring porters + kitchen boys, who were always there when we reached resting place, camp or lodge at noon or in the evening
... Ramparshad, which in a genial way sometimes also in the middle of the river bed a varied food conjured
... Amrit, who is the perfect assistant "Mr. Service "and was incredibly concerned about our welfare as well as
... Kumar, who has guided us competently and safely to the Mera Peak
The route guidance between Pangom and Thangnak was somewhat different from the original planning. But she was well chosen, so we went in a shorter stage the beautifully situated (and quite good) Lodge Ning Saw and then reached Khote in two busy days
- and so an additional acclimatization day In Khare won.
The lodges were, incidentally, compared to the Khumbu area tw. Quite modest - especially Chatra Khola and Chutanga were much earthier than we expected.
In hindsight, looking at the attendance figures in the Hinku Valley is not illogical ... but we never learn from ... J
It was also possible to rent the heavy and rare climbing equipment (crampons, pickaxes and rope clamps) in Khare - albeit at a proud price.
The acclimatization in Thangnak (1 day) and Khare (2 days) was good, unfortunately for one of the group still not sufficient, he had then to cancel at Summit Day.
We three have reached the summit and are exhausted but happy again in the HC arrived.
Here begins the hopefully constructive criticism of Kumar's role. I ask you not to transport these unfiltered to Nepal since we do not want at all,
That Kumar disadvantages arise. (I also attended our dinner at KTM also Mr. Nir Kumar Rai versus the importance of English for The customer communication attempts to underline)
Kumar's knowledge of English is, unfortunately, no different from modest. This makes a discussion with his customers very difficult,
Which is therefore more likely to be omitted. (Happy stories in the evening go slightly easier by hand J)
In the course of the tour, he delegated our escort to Amrit on several days more or less, and was often back in the evening with us.
Amrit guided us competently and we did not need Kumar so synonymous, but it was on some days a somewhat strange behavior for one Guide
whose professional competence and leadership did not stop at the more difficult places (on the glacier and the Zatrwa La)
We all agreed that Amrit deserved praise - he is incredibly friendly and service-oriented, inquisitive and motivated.
Kumar also stretched the way back in the face of sufficiently available days, which we were grateful for. In sum, we were from the entire team
Very well cared for and with the crew a beautiful trek to the 2 years after that we still very often and gladly remember.
First of all I would like to express our gratitude to Adventure Geo Treks and the whole team who assisted us in our trekking and climbing expedition on October 2016. We received the most professional support from the very beginning at our arrival to the Kathmandu airport until our departure back home to Spain.
Our adventure during the Manaslu trekking was really a nice and exiting experience, crossing the most beautiful landscapes and amazing rain forests while going up the course of the powerful river Buda Gandaki. Our guide Vinayak, our assistant Sagar and our two porters did a great job organizing every small detail, making easy our trip and as comfortable and safe as it was possible.
Meanwhile, our sirdar Chandra was also organizing the transport and the logistics of the Base Camp equipment, carrying food and climbing gears to install our camp in the Larke La at 5.050m of altitude. They arrived there from the other side of the pass. Everything was ready for us on time at our arrival to the BC, after 10 days of trekking and acclimation. The BC was installed near a lake in the Larke glacier, a very beautiful place. We had all the comfort facilities that you can expect at this altitude.
Once we arrived there and without any time gap, the climbing team led by Chandra and Vinayak started to install the route equipment to climb the Larke peak, opening the route and installing the fix ropes that later on will help us to climb the peak more easily, safetyly and with guaranties. After two days of their hard work in the route, we climbed at 5.500m of altitude. The staff installed the High Camp where we spend the rest of the day while Chandra and Vinayak were installing the rest of the fix ropes until the end of the last corridor crossing the cornices.
Finally, the summit day at dawn we attempt the last part of the climbing to access the Larke Peak. We found deep snow in a very bad conditions that made the progress very slow and tiring. Again the hard work done by Vinayak and Chandra opening the track on the deep snow were crucial to succeed after 8 hour of ascent. From Larke, the Manaslu Peak seemed to be at the fingertips and the entire view of the Annapurna range was something unforgettable.
The descent to the base camp was also tiring and dangerous because the snow conditions were even worse than in the morning however after 15 hours of walking we arrived safe to the BC to celebrate the success with all the team and staff.
Again we want to thank the very professional work of our guides, assistants, porters, cookers, drivers and all the AGT staff that were crucial for the success of our expedition. They made true our dream and a project that once we had in our mind and because of AGT now became a real and amazing experience.
Ricard Moran. Barcelona. Spain
Hello Mr. Teuchert
A totally crazy holidays is now unfortunately end. I would just report the most important things.
The most important thing at all: We are all healthy and happy back from Nepal and we could go through the entire tour as planned. The only problem was that I had problems with the lungs from Namgung, because many dust probably not good for me. I had a bad cough and could rise no more. The problem was solved but then professionally by our guide Purna by he has organized a horse that made me by Namgung in 2 days after Shey Gomba and after a rest day the Nganda La. I could handle the downs and the end of the tour thankfully under its own power.
The tour through the upper Dolpo: incredibly beautiful and interesting. Even if not the high points like the Everest area offers scenic, which is balanced by the culture and the people there at the highest level. We all agreed, to have taken the right tour.
Organisation: here I have to say that everything has worked fine (and I really mean everything) 100%.
From the first moment we have lifted well us at geo treks felt and that held until the last day. I can pronounce only a very thick praise.
The team: also here a big praise. From the first day, everything worked smoothly and we quickly made our team into the heart. (I think staff us too)
Purna had everything as guide very well under control. Likewise Sajing our co-Guide. He also has done a very good job and was always there for us if there was something to do. The culinary team has provided us also well. Pizza fries and even cake things were conjured into being which we actually not had expected :-)
But also the porter, the Mule driver and everyone who was at our tour with us, always and in every situation has brought and delivered a super job.
Hats off and respect to these kind people who made this tour us.
Conclusion: A tent trekking through the upper Dolpo is certainly not the easiest what one can undertake in Nepal. Cold (the coldest night amounted to minus 14 degree and the warmest I guess around freezing point), extremely lonely and isolated, very high altitude nights, little time to acclimatise dust...
GEO treks and our escorts have succeeded but that the tour can say we all at the end, that it was a huge experience and we will probably never forget the trip.
Oh Yes. There is a point of course, but probably not can be improved by GEO treks. Maybe yes but yet :-)
After the return flight from Jupal to Nepalganj, it would be super if we just got the connecting flight the morning to KTM. That work also at some other tourists from our plane. Purna has enlightened us that it is not possible to organize this flight the day before by Jupal out. So we were stuck in Jupal then about 7 hours, what was then at some point quite corrosive. The evening flight was then to make matters worse still over half an hour later. We want to ensure no one to blame. For future trekking groups it would be nice, but definitely if there would be a good solution here.
In any case we must say: A pleasant journey.
Further plans we are sure thinking about geo treks!
Many greetings and thank you for an exceptional experience,
Frank Walsh, Bernd Konantz, Michael Lehmann, novel Dudt, Klaus Fischer.
Dear Niru, dear Mr. Teuchert,
my idea to climb a mountain in Nepal during the monsoon season was inspired by an Everest basecamp trek I did many years ago, also in the summer. Back then the weather once over 3500m high in the Khumbu region was fine. The summits where clear, snow conditions seemed to be ok. So why not climbing one of them? I contacted Adventure Geotreks in Germany (Klaus Teuchert) and they were eager and happy to realize this unusual expedition project for me and with me. We choose Himlung (7126) as our peak. We reached the basecamp after six wonderful days of trekking, starting with two days walking along the Annapurna circuit and then turning north into the Naar-Phu valley, joined and assisted by my competent and experienced climbing guide Chandra and our friendly porter Dawa. Of course we did a thorough check up of my climbing gear before we left Kathmandu. Our basecamp was already set up and we had a warm welcome by the other crew members (climbing guide Kumar, our cook Santosh and his assistant Amrit). After a deeply moving Puja and some days of acclimatisation and exercising in basecamp we started our climb. The route (a new one by the way!) was already checked out by Kumar. While I acclimatized again in camp 1 Chandra and Kumar climbed higher to check the new route further up and to find a place for camp II. Our highest point was camp 3 (6300m). Due to unsure weather conditions we decided that it was safer to climb down again. What we achieved together as a really good team was: We were (as far as I am informed) the first to try a monsoon-climb of Himlung, we took an uncommon, maybe (but I am not really sure) new route and we climbed most of the Himlung ice fall as part of that route successfully. As I followed Chandra’s instructions carefully I did not have any symptoms of altitude sickness and was able to climb in the thin air of the Transhimalaya very soon and without any problems. I am not a beginner but I learned a lot about climbing from Chandra and Kumar in the time be spent together on the mountain.
I had very competent support, logistics and crew with Adventure Geotreks, both in Germany and Nepal. Everything was professionally organized. We had a properly planed and then in this way carried out expedition. Time schedules worked out fine! I was picked up and kindly welcomed at the airport. When it was time to fly home again I was seen to the airport by Bhupal Rai of Adventure Geotreks and Naris, the company’s driver. Once again a moving gesture when Bhupal presented to me a khata to say good bye. I hope to be back again soon! I can highly recommend Adventure Geotreks, Kathmandu and it’s german partner Klaus Teuchert (when you are in Germany - dreaming and planning) for your trekking or expedition! Feel free to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information about my expedition.
Matthias Janßen, München
Dear Mr Teuchert!
I (we) wish you and your colleagues also all the best for 2016! Our trip was (as the picture shows) very successful. We have achieved all our trekking goals, also thanks to the prudent companion. Our guide (Sanga) was not only trekking guide - no, he was tour guide, historian and everything else what is needed now. Generally we have to pronounce the entire agency and the performers for the care praise.
Again a Thanks and Namaste!
Hier ein paar Fotos von unsrer Tour und meine kurze Stellungnahme für das Gästebuch
Special Tour: Around the Manaslu,
over the Larkya La (20 + 4 days) - Camp Trek from 13:10. until 07.11.2015
On 10.14.2015 we took a tourist bus from Kathmandu via Gorkha after Arughat Bazar.
The next day we started the Manaslu Trek. Especially in Arughat Bazar and Machhekohla the traces
of past earthquake were still clearly visible. There were therefore very few trekkers go.
In Dharapani the number of tourists took then again who set out on the Annapurna Circuit.
Landscaped the Manaslu Round is certainly a highlight, also is the Camping Trek the better choice.
We were a group of 5 people from Austria, some of them already before in Nepal.
From Team Adventure Geo Treks we were well looked after throughout the trip. The team was always
striving to provide good conditions. For me it was the most scenic hike in Nepal.
We were also lucky with the weather. About My intention went to Pokhara, staying at Sarangkot and
the Lakeview Hotel, as well as check in and check out in Pokhara was also very well organized.
In Besisahar there was a campfire a nice final evening with dance and music.
Many thanks to our guide La kPa, the chef and his entire team.
Helmut Schmidinger (52) from Sierning, Upper Austria, with its four passengers
Dear Mr. Teuchert, (Our representative in Germany)
As with our Mera Peak Tour 2011 we were again very professional supervised by Adventure Geo Treks. While we have held us in Nepal, there were cute fuel shortage. Niru Rai has everything organized so that our tour anyway could take place without restrictions.We would like to thanks especially our guide, thank the cook and the porters, who have accompanied us very carring to the strenuous hike acround the Dhaulagiri.
Karl-Heinz Broich and Ruth Göbel
I too wanted to say “Thanks You” for all the things you and your staff did to make our trip a real delight. We had no issues due to any of the fuel shortages or other problems. Thanks too for the wonderful dinner at your home. Please give our warmest regards to your Wife for all her hard work to make the evening a real pleasure.
I also want to thank Ganesh for all his hard work. He was absolutely fantastic and took all the necessary steps to make our trek a delight. He is a real asset to AGT! He is fun, professional and works so hard to insure everything is just right. Ganesh – THANK You so much! I greatly enjoyed your company all throughout the trek and appreciate your knowledge of the region where we were.
Niru, as we said, we are happy to serve as a reference for any customers who, may question whether this is a good time to go to Nepal. We are happy to share our wonderful experience with AGT and the staff.
Also, thanks to Jeff Rasley for putting us all together. It was a truly GREAT EXPERIENCE!
Jeff & Pam
Niru and Ganesh,
Wanted to let you know that we made it home and that the flights were smooth and on time. Smooth....That also pretty much sums up our whole trip to Nepal. The two of you (and the rest of the AGT people that worked with us....porters, drivers, staff, and family) sure made for a wonderful and stress free trip to Nepal. With the earthquake and the blockade, we had some reservations about coming to Nepal this year. I am sure glad that we decided to go. I know the two of you had extra challenges but you handled everything so well that we were not aware of any issues and everything on our end went perfectly. Even when our group split up Ganesh had everything covered a sound plan and good advice.
I went through all the photos on my iPhone on the flight home. What an amazing journey. Every day was unique and special in its own way. For the most part, every day was better than the day before it. I especially liked going up to Deurali late that afternoon out of Ghorepani. I was thinking about just relaxing in Ghorepani after the long climb up from Tatopani when Ganesh thought it would be fun to do the hike up to the hilltop near Deurali and see Dhaulagiri from there (I thought he was trying to kill us). Helen (of course) immediately wanted to go so I felt that I had to go along also (not to be out done...). The view from that hilltop of Dhaulagiri will last with me for a long time. Helen getting to sing with that local woman on the walk back down will be memorable for a long time also.
Niru, thank you for inviting us into your home and giving us such a wonderful meal. It was truly a special evening and a great way to wrap up our trip. Thanks also for all the planning that went into the trip and answering all of our questions and concerns that we had while we were putting the trip together from this end. Next time we will have far fewer questions!!!
Ganesh, I can't thank you enough for all you did for us. All the big and little things that you did certainly made for a very special trek. Manbhadur, Naresh, and Mahendra were all terrific. Next trip we will pack much lighter.
Jeff Rasley, Thanks for putting us in touch with AGT. Looking forward to our next trek. Hopefully spring of 2017.
Good evening Mr. Teuchert (Our representative in Germany)
I would like to thank you for your support which has led to our unforgettable experience Nepal.
Your ideas and suggestions were indispensable. How could we know how once the transition of Rupin-La
is the following absolutely stunning deserted valleys thereafter.Which tourists passes over the Numla pass.
Of course, it was great once again a 6000 to climb the North Larkia with my 61 years, but the impressive
were these little committed the areas you recommended and suggested us.
Covering us our Nepali crew were every kindhearted itself reliable people.
The many days we were allowed to be on the road with them have also deeply impressed.
This feedback is also in the interest of Heinrich Griesel, my great mountain friend.
Dear Niru and Elliot
I want to thank the both of you for all your involvement in our adventure to Nepal. What a beautiful country, what amazing people. Niru I have to say that the itinerary you put together couldn't have been better and we absolutely loved it. The excursion off to Phu was an experience of a life time and walking along the cliff as we approached the village is certainly some thing we will never forget.
I would also like to send a special thank you to all of our crew. Dil, Sagar, Nalu, Kieron and Laxman were all amazing. There were some tough days and all of them arrived with a big smile and always very happy to help. We were superbly looked after. We really couldn't of asked for a better group and we enjoyed our time getting to know each of them.
Elliot I want to thank you for putting us in contact with Niru and Adventure Geo Treks. We will certainly be doing our bit to spread the word and try get as many people to have their own adventure in Nepal – with Niru getting our full recommendation.
To our next adventure.
After our Dolpo trek we are back in Germany. For us this was our fourth Nepal
Trek and the best we have made so far. We started one week after the terrible
Earthquake and were unsure what to expect in the beginning. After arriving in Kathmandu
we could see that life already has come back to normal and everything was as it
always was ( only durbar square is ruined and will stay that way for quite a while )
. Our team with guide Yogesh Rai was absolute perfect. We started from May 19 with the
flight to Nepaligunj and Dunai and the weather was good all the time until we
reached kagbeni-jomosom 30 days later. Poksundo-Shey- Saldang- Yangier- Musigaon-
Shimengaon- Tintje- Charka. 5 passes higher than 5000 - on our trek we did not see
any earthgquake damage !!!! and there is absolute no reason not to visit Nepal. Go
treking now and enjoy before the crowd comes back .
Greetings from Germany
Fred and Wilma
Dear Mr. Teuchert (Our representative in Germany)
After the Dolpo trek I have continued my journey to Jumla and from there to Kalikot/ Dailekh via Mugu. I am now safely back.
Thank you for your message and even more thanks for informing our relatives about our well-being after the earthquake.
Although we have been in a relatively safe zone, the news which reached home through the media were contradictory so some of my relatives were quite worried.
The journey into the Upper Dolpo was an unforgettable experience to me, which I owe mostly to the great efforts of your team around Sanga Rai. Due to the unusual high snowfalls this winter, which made it impossible to use the mules for transportation after Dho Tarap, your team had to take high efforts to bring us into the Upper Dolpo (we were the first trekking team after 7 months). This considering that your colleagues have lost partly their houses and goods, which would have made it understandable, if they had wished to return back home. Your friendly team has worked very professional and took well care for us, ensuring we were always in a good mood.
Next June I would like to start a second attempt to walk from Dunai to Phoksundo Lake, Shey Gompa, Bhijer to Pho and Gamgadhi. I will give you notice well ahead of time.
It would be nice if Sanga Rai could lead this group again, if possible for his schedule.
My best wishes go to your colleagues in Nepal in this difficult time.
on the late evening on Friday I arrived my home good and at the estimated time.
So I will now write a short report about our tour.
After the two days time delay in cause of the flights to Kathmandu and Lukla we compensate this with an long trek on first day to Pangom and with an little bit other route from Shibuche via Ningsow (overnight there) to Thrakto (not via Cherem). So we had a short second day to Ningsow and a very long third day to Thrakto - long but possible. That was a very good idea from Nirman, build in discussions with people on the trek and with the lodge owner in Shibuche.
After then we were every day in time.
The cooperation with Nirman and Rabin was every time perfectly. We had a really good communication, because both speak very good English. Nirman speak with all the people who are coming down from Mere peak and reflect to me. So we got all necessary information about the path and the accommodation. We were no shocked from bad news (some people say on the way Tangnak were falling down) and said, we will try it from village to village, from day to day. And this approach was very successful till the end of the trek. We were every time an excellent team everybody helps another, if it was necessary. So I was absolutely satisfied with the team.
The way to acclimatize in the higher mountains was perfect. We had two days in Thangnak and two days in Khare. On the rest day in Thangnak we are going up for some hours to Khare (Lunch). On the day to Khare we had on afternoon three hours for a trip up to 5200 m and on the rest day in Khare we walked slowly till the Mera glacier (5300 m). I never had headache, only some hours after the summit as we are back in Khare in cause of altitude, the heavy sun and the lost of liquid together.
On summit day we had best weather (no clouds, sun and no wind). After sunrise it was also not to much cold. So we also had an very good timing. It was an unforgettable experience to stay on summit and look around to this fantastic landscape.
In his property as climbing guide Pemba was in all matters perfect - he checked my equipments, we trained on the rope with carabineers and jumare, he was very intent on the glacier, build on difficult positions the fixe rope and he helps on problems. I felt every time absolutely safe - in this case he make an perfect job.
Altogether I´m very satisfied with "Adventure Geo Treks" - I had an fantastic time in Nepal again. While the flight I recommended your company to my neighbor from Israel, because we spook about my tour to Mera Peak. And if I come back to Nepal in the next years (maybe together with my wife) I´m sure that we will ask you again to organize our trekking tour - but sure not more in such high altitudes.
Special thanks also from my wife for the information by E-Mail after the second earthquake. I had a mistake in the telefonnumber of my wife, I wrote 3 SMS to her, but she didn’t receive my SMS. So she was very happy in that time to get some information from you. Thank you so much for your help.
Dear Niru, now I will finish my report, thank you very much for the excellent weeks in Nepal in a very difficult time. I hope that the situation for many people who are affected by the earthquake will be better in the future. I will together with my pictures from this tour to sue for donations for Nepal. It is a duty for rich countries in europe to help in such situation.
If you have some questions to my report please contact me.
from Bert Schwarzbach
Dear Mr. Teuchert,
we are safely back.
The trip was absolutely great, not only the landscape, also the organization, our guide, the weather ....
We are very satisfied indeed! Next Trek probably next year (Pikey Trek we have envisaged ...)
With warm regards,
I wanted already to report back by the Dhaulagiri round. So I'm making it last.
The tour was flawless. Was nothing to complain about.
The new hotel in Kathmandu (Rama Inn) is also very nice. Is still close enough to Thamel. And 100m near was a beautiful outdoor store (Sherpa).
For KTM Sightseeing we even had a German guide who really spoke perfect German. Because it brought even a bit different and much better than in English only.
The organization was great; Cook, guide and support also. I would just like to pay the next time € 100 more when I can eat for less. What the chief has cooked for us on two levels, has overwhelmed our stomachs regularly. But was it delicious!
During a very strong storm in the night of the guide has dug even drainage channels around our tent. And then during the day he carried the sleeping mats to make them dry.
Because of the initial rain on some days we have changed the program a bit. Nevertheless, we were able to sleep two nights at 5100m at Hidden Valley as planned before we went up to Thapa Peak. In the end we found the climb to the height adjustment so even better than it would have provided the plan (see Appendix; do not be surprised; it is an overview of the oxygen saturation, but the daily stages are also visible).
On summit was then sun, blue sky and initially calm. What more could you want!
With the usual wind gusts in the afternoon we then descended to about 4,000m and the following day after Marpha. There we could stay two nights because even one more day was left by the long decline from the previous day.
Buddhi has shown us still interesting corners of Marpha (Monastery, Tibet village, "brandy factory").
Until then, we were traveling almost alone. And that was great! Only in the Dhaulagiri Base Camp we came across a Slovak expedition and in Marpha a few tourists.
The flight to Pokhara was smooth. Something we had to pay excess baggage. But that was clearly in crampons and the whole mountain stuff.
In Pokhara we were in Mountaineering Museum, have see the lake and were busy shopping.
Oh, I almost forgot: On the way we drove from Kathmandu with a "local bus". Buddhi had apologized for it, because it was not a tourist bus. But we found that great. So we could participate the true local bus drive live.
Back in Kathmandu we then even "exploret" by taxi from Kathmandu to the town sights. Went well. Surely we have a few rupees paid too much, but whatever.
So that's roughly. Until the next tour.
Greetings from Dresden. Anke
Hallo Niru und Geo Adventure Treks, dieses Jahr sind wir zum dritten Mal mit Euch auf Trekking tour gegangen und es werden mit Sicherheit noch mehr Touren werden, in unseren Köpfen sind schon die nächsten Touren geplannt. Bei allen Touren haben wir uns bestens Betreut gefühlt und unsere kurzfristigen Wünsche wurden immer erfüllt. Wir wollen uns nochmal bei allen Beteiligten bedanken, nicht nur bei den Guides, Trägern, Köchen, Fahrern, sondern auch bei denen die im Hintergrund arbeiten. Jede Tour hatte Ihren eigenen Charakter. Die Tour zum Annapurna Base Camp war die kürzeste, aber zum ausprobieren, genau das richtige, danach sind wir süchtig nach Trekking in Nepal geworden. Darauf das Jahr Dhaulagiri Base Camp, war eine schwere Tour, aber unsere Begleiter haben uns auf das beste verwöhnt und da vergisst man schnell die Anstrengung, spätestens nach dem exelenten Essen war alles vergessen. Camping Trek ist das pure Verwöhnprogramm, nur noch laufen muß man selbst. Dieses Jahr Everest Base Camp, eine sehr beeinduckende Tour, man trifft viele andere Trekker und die Landschaft ist gewaltigt. Wenn man in Nepal angekommen ist, brauch man sich um nichts mehr zu kümmern, Niru und sein Team kümmern sich um alles, man kann einfach nur genissen. Vielen, vielen Dank, wir kommen wieder. Grüße Bernhard und Nicole
Hi Niru and Geo Adventure Treks, this year we went for the third time with you on trekking tour and there will be more tours with certainty in our minds the next tours are already-planned. For all tours we felt very well looked after us and our short-term needs were always met. We want to again thank everyone involved, not only in Guides, carriers, cooks, drivers, but also for those working in the background. Each tour had your own character. The tour to Annapurna Base Camp was the shortest, but to try out just right, then we have become addicted to trekking in Nepal. Then the year Dhaulagiri Base Camp, was a difficult tour, but our companions have spoiled us for the best and because one quickly forgets the effort, at least after the exel ducks eating all was forgotten. Camping Trek is pure pampering, you only have to run itself this year Everest Base Camp, a very impressive crouching tour, you meet many other trekkers and the scenery is raped. When you arrive in Nepal, you need to worry about anything else, Niru and his team take care of everything, you can just Basilea. Thank you so much, will come again.
Greetings Bernhard and Nicole
Dear Mr. Niru,
after finishing my trip to Nepal and Mustang, I want to thank you again for perfect organisation of my stay.First of all, I have to say thank you to my guide Udas. He has been a perfect guide to me, caring, understanding and responsible, with excellent knowledge of the area. I could not ask for a better guide. I am convinced, he is one of the best guides in Nepal.Also the other people of your company that I had contact to, have been outstanding and above average (porters, guides and drivers in Kathmandu).Organisation was without any problems, so I will recommend your company to all of my friends.By the way, after all I think the trekking tour to Mustang gave me more joy than the originally planned Tibet trip.
Hallo Klaus und Geo Treks, nachdem wir nun schon wieder ein Weilchen aus Bhutan zurück sind, hier ein kurzer Bericht über unseren Aufenthalt in dem kleinen Königreich amRande des Himalaya. Um es gleich vorweg zu nehmrn, die Organisation der Reise hat in allen Dingen wunderbar geklappt. Am Anfang war es für uns etwas gewöhnungsbedürftig, dass wir die ganze Zeit mit einem guide unterwegs waren, aber daran konnte man sich auch gewöhnen, zumal uns unser guide doch gewisse Freiheiten lies, d.h. in den Städten konnten wir uns ohne Begleitung bewegen. Während des Treks waren wir ja sowieso mit guide,Koch, Hilfskoch und Pferdeführer unterwegs. Wir hatten uns für die 10-tägige Variante des Jomolhari Treks entschieden, wobei man dazu sagen muss, dass bei dieser Variante die letzten Tage etwas langatmig sind. Wir entschlossen uns daher, den Trek um einen Tag zu verkürzen, was auch ohne Probleme möglich war. Während der gesamten Zeit wurden wir von unserer 4-köpfigen Begleitmannschaft hervorragend betreut. Das gesamte Gepäck war auf die Rücken von 10 Pferden verteilt, so dass wir nur mit unserem Tagesrucksack wandern mussten. Es war immer wieder erstaunlich, was unser Koch unter diesen Bedingungen auf den Tisch brachte. Leider spielte das Wetter nicht so richtig mit, denn es schneite jeden Abend und wardoch recht kalt, so dass wir einen großen Teil der Zeit in unseren warmen Daunenschlafsäcken verbringen mussten. Zu unserem Glück hatten wir jedoch im Base Camp am Jomolhari ein paar Stunden Sonnenschein und gute Sicht, was sich in den folgenden Tagen jedoch nicht wiederholen sollte. Trotzdem war der Trek eine großartige Sache, die wir nur weiterempfehlen können.Auch der kulturelle Teil der Reise war für uns sehr interessant. Durch unseren guide erfuhren wir, dass der Bhuddismus tief in der Bevölkerung verwurzelt ist. Sehr interessant ist auch die Architektur im Lande. Alle Gebäude müssen im traditionellen Stil errichtet werde, so dass die Städte und Dörfer alle einen sehr farbenfrohen Eindruck hinterlassen. Hinzu kommt, dass die Menschen unglaublich freundlich sind. Alle Unterkünfte ware top. Der Standard der Hotels war dem in Westeuropa vergleichbar. Wenn man jedoch sieht, wieviel Hotels und Ressorts im hochpreisigen Segment gebaut werden, so kann man ahnen, dass es nicht mehr lange dauern wird, bis der Massentourismus hier Einzug halten wird. Für uns war es jedenfalls ein rundum gelungener Mix aus Kultur und Aktivitäten. Schön war auch, dass wir uns bei AdventureGeotreks die Tour nach unseren Wünschen zusammenstellen konnten und selbst währen des Aufenthaltes Änderungen möglich waren. Die Organisation vor Ort war perfekt.Den nächsten Urlaub in dieser Region werden wir wohl wieder mit AdventureGeotreks planen und durchführen.
Viele GrüßeTom und Rüdiger
Hello Klaus and Geo Treks, after a while from Bhutan we are now back again, here's a quick report on our stay in the small kingdom of theThe edge of the Himalayas. Just to nehmrn anticipate the organization of the trip worked out perfectly in all things. At first it was a bit strange for us that we were the whole time with a guide on the road, but it could also be used, especially as we read our guide but certain freedoms, ie in the cities we could move without accompaniment. During the trek we were anyway with guideCook, assistant cook and horse leader go. We had opted for the 10-day variant of the Jomolhari Treks, where you have to say that in this variant the last few days are a bit long-winded. We decided, therefore, to shorten the trek by a day, which also was possible without problems. During the entire time we were looked after superbly by our four-strong escort. All luggage was distributed on the backs of 10 horses, so we had to walk only with our daypack. It was always amazing what brought our cooking under these conditions on the table. Unfortunately the weather was not really with, because it snowed every night and wasquite cold, so we had to spend a great deal of time in our warm down sleeping bags. However, to our luck we had in the Base Camp at Jomolhari a few hours of sunshine and good visibility, which is reflected in the following days, however, should not be repeated. Nevertheless, the trek was a great thing that we can only recommend.The cultural part of the trip was very interesting for us. Through our guide, we learned that the Bhuddismus is deeply rooted in the population. Very interesting is the architecture in the country. All buildings must'll built in traditional style, so that the towns and villages all left a very colorful impression. In addition, the people are incredibly friendly. All accommodation ware top. The standard of the hotel was that of Western Europe comparable. However, when you see how much hotels and resorts to be built in the high price segment, so you can guess that it will not be long before mass tourism is holding feeder here. For us, it was certainly a completely great mix of culture and activities. It was nice that we were able to put together at AdventureGeotreks the tour to our wishes and even are staying changes were possible. The local organization was perfect.The next holiday in this region, we will probably again with AdventureGeotreks plan and perform.
Regards Tom and Rüdiger
"Gracias a Niru y su equipo por el muy buen servicio logístico, el personal excelente y la gran calidad humana de la empresa-Expedición Dhaulagiri Equipo"
"Wir danken Niru und seinem Team fuer die sehr gute logistische Arbeit, die grossartigen Mitarbeiter und die grosse Mitmenschlichkeit/menschliche Wärme von Adventure Geo Treks.-Dhaulagiri-Expedition-Team "
Niru and Milan Rai,
We arrived back into the United States on Friday. Chuck McKeny and I both wanted to thank Adventure Geo Treks and everyone involved with our Nepal experience. We had a fantastic trek and everyone on your staff did an outstanding job. We enjoyed the professionalism and friendly manners of Yogesh and our porter. We will recommend Adventure Geo Treks to anyone we encounter wishing to travel from the USA to Nepal.
Best Regards and Thanks again,
Dan Linginfelter & Chuck McKeny
I went on the Everest Base Camp trek with Adventure Geo Treks in April 2014. I had a great time and would recommend Adventure Geo Treks to anyone who wants to do this. Prior to the trip we were impressed with the quick reply and flexible condition we were given by email. When we arrived at Kathmandu we were met by our guide, Dhan Bahadur Rai , who throughout our time in Nepal was extremely helpful and ensured that we enjoyed the trip and looked after all our needs. I would like to especially thank Mr.Niru and Mr. Milan for providing such a great service. My trek was in mid-April and the weather was quite unpredicable. The temperature was pleasant in the morning, but it was snowy in the afternoon and extremely cold when the sun went down. Such a good experience! The food was just so delicious. I especially enjoyed a vegetarian dal bhat. All food was included in the price of the trip which made it very easy and great value for money. This trip is one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had and I’m sure I’ll be back again.
Hi Mr. Niru,
We're back in Thailand now and we'd like to say thanks to you.Thank you so much for your warm welcome and always good support.Your team was very good in their jobs. Santosh, Junga, Dibak and Zada are so nice and funny.We had lots of good time and think they had too during spending time together :)Soooo much fun during trekking and also in Kathmandu.Wish I'll be back someday and definitely will not forget to get in touch with you.
Our group photo is in attached file. Hope you like it :D
Thank you again
Thai Friends :)
Dear Mr.Niru and Mr.Milan:
We would like to express our gratitude to the service and organization that you provided. It's been one of the greatest adventure we experienced. a special thanks to those who involved in our trip Mr.Niru who corresponded and provided all information, Mr.Milan who promptly set up an alternative route and sent us the best guide, Mr. Lhakpa who took care and led us safely throughout the trip, Mr. Mekh who made sure that our rucksacks was delivered safely and took care of us. Without you, our adventure wouldn't be possible. About my school trip to ABC, I will recommend adventure GEO trek to the teacher who organizes the trip but not sure if she has already had the contact with the other company. Please let Mr.Lhakpa and Mekhi know that we will send the pictures to them via their email shortly. Thanks once again for everything.Best Regards,
Peamsak and Phakamas from Thailand
Dear Geo Treks Team ,
my wife and I have three weeks really liked in Nepal. It was our first holiday in Nepal , but certainly not the last. Of course, in such a holiday , the weather has to play along. We chose as travel time to November and had 3 weeks only sunshine and therefore the perfect mountain weather. Apart from Kathmandu , but that is really there rather on smog.
Our team of guides including consisted of 9 people. We were looked after perfectly . Everyone was very friendly and helpful, so that we could enjoy the trekking and especially the eastern Nepal accordingly. The scenery is very impressive . Especially if one approaches through the valley Hinku the ice giants . Due to the good care and stable weather , I then together with Kuman , our guide reached the summit of Mera peak. That was a great experience in bright sunshine and freezing cold at the summit to stand, in the immediate vicinity of Everest , Lhotse , Nuptse , etc.
The only pity is that the airport was closed for construction of Phaplu . Since we could not fly from Kathmandu to Phaplu ( Flight time approx 45 min ), we were a total of 8 people and the entire luggage , 16 hours by jeep road. About roads in Nepal and the ride comfort I need me probably not comment further here . That was such a small Camel car safari trophy . After we had resigned ourselves to the situation we saw on the way a lot of land and people . For the return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu is run almost smoothly. When landing in Lukla , the tire of the nose wheel is on our machine jumped off the rim , so that only a new nose wheel had to be transported by helicopter from Kathmandu before we could start .
Holds together it was a great holiday in a great country. We look forward to the next time . Mountains there are still enough!
Beate and Thomas Steinhauer
Namaste! Geo Treks Team...
I you would like to provide feedback on our trek in October and November2013 ( Mustang with Chulu West) transmit .
We were and are to the organization and the quality of servicevery, very happy during the entire trek ! Dr. Hahn and I wereseveral times trekking in Pakistan , Nepal, and South America. Never has it allso well as in this trek your agency.
The guide Binod Karki has everything very well organized, was very flexible ,always supportive and friendly and a very good climber .Even the Assistant Guide Santaman we can only praise to the skies( always friendly , supportive and a great climber ) .From cooking , we were so well cooked as never before !The porters were always (!) Motivated, reliable, friendly and verystrong. We had no one single time with the guide or the porteradditional rest days for the porter or shorter daily stages because of theporter discuss . We had this problem at each trek before, but not now!
We want to thank you very sincerely for you, that we have yourAgency organized and conducted such a beautiful and stunning vacation. The beautiful mountains , the peace and solitude (from Luri Gompa to Phuwe are not met people ! ) and the continuous fine weatherwe enjoy our natural enthusiasm.
Daniela Hahn and Thomas Netzer ( from Innsbruck)
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren!
Vom 14. 4. bis 3o.4. 2013 waren wir im Langtang-Tal bis Kyanin Gomba und zurück, dann über den Laurebina Pass nach Melamchi unterwegs.
Es war eine sehr schöne und sehr gut betreute Trekking Tour. Unsere Guides Tika Rai und Ekka Rai , und unser Koch, Purna Rai sorgten dafür, dass der ganze „Spaziergang“ in Ruhe, mit viel Zeit zum Fotografieren und mit guter Verköstigung ablief. Ein besonderes Lob gilt auch den „Trägern“ den 17 jährigen Burschen, die unser Gepäck und die Ausrüstung, Zelte und Nahrungsmittel, schleppten.
Auf der ganzen Tour herrschte gute Stimmung und Hilfsbereitschaft und so war dann auch der Abschied sehr herzlich, mit Torte!
Vielen Dank der ganzen Mannschaft und der Organisation! Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis.
Maren and me wanted to let you know that we really enjoyed our trekking tour with you!
Paul was excellent as our guide, he told us so much about the beautiful landscape and the friendly people and he really took good care of us!
We really liked our porter as well, incredible how fast he was!
Thanks a lot for the nice invitations in Kathmandu, we absolutely enjoyed our Nepalese dinner!
So all in all it was a perfect trip for us thanks to your good organization and your nice collegues and friends!
Lots of greetings from Germany,
I am back in Australia and hard at work. This is just a quick email to say thank you so much I had the greatest time on my trip it was absolutely fantastic. Ganesh was an absolutely fantastic porter guide he was so polite, genuine, caring and always 100% ensured I was having a good time. I would definitely recommend him to anyone he was great. I also really appreciate that everything ran smoothly with the transport and organisation from your end it really was a stress free trip because you handled and organised everything so well.
Ik ben zonet terug van mijn 5de Nepalreis. Bij deze wens ik Niru van harte te danken voor de organisatie van deze avontuurlijke reis. Alles was perfect in orde. Ik leerde de organisatie kennen via het internet. Ik kan dan ook iedereen deze trekkingcompany van harte aanbevelen. Dank ook aan mijn voortreffelijke gids Phadindra. We zien elkaar zeker terug.
Firstly, Niru a big thank you to you and your staff for another wonderful time in Nepal. I especially want to express my thanks to you for my recent trek thru the Solu Khumbu area and especially the wonderful experience of visiting and staying in Basa, your home village, and that of many of your staff too.
I have visited Nepal many times, this was my 12 trip since 2003 and like many others returning each year I look for something different from the main treks and also the opportunity to meet and connect with the Nepalese people away from these main trek routes.
The trek through what I call the lower Khumbu areas was simply a great experience and to be able to visit so many areas and villages which see little or no overseas visitors was refreshing. Being in Basa I can see the work that has been completed to make the local people's lives so much better. Congratulations to you and all the sponsors who have contributed.
Visiting the school was a great insight into just how valuable any contributions to the Basa Foundation can be.
The trek itself whilst not going as close to the 'big' mountains as others is still very spectacular and I must say I the walk out to Lamidanda tested my old legs !! I sincerely hope you can continue to attract many more visitors to this part of the Khumbu and that in time a more developed trekking route can be established to benefit these people with additional revenue. I also see that these lower treks can easily be part of the Mera climb experience or easily added to a return from the more traditional EBC trek to enhance that experience.
I highly recommend the trek to others and say again the highlight without doubt was the time in Basa, meeting the village people and just enjoying their welcome. I really enjoyed meeting the families of so many of your staff I have trekked with previously. My thanks also to your sister who hosted my stay in the village. A farewell with so many of the people I had met was a perfect ending that left me very moved.
Santosh my guide and the porters looked after me first class again as I have come to be used too with all your staff.
I hope you have a wonderful successful 2012 and that I may see you again later in the year.
Dear Niru, namaste,
Mr. Reiser sent me below blue translated positive mail and thanks you for the beautiful journey.
Please send this also forward to Sikkim and Bhutan Agencies.
In Sikkim maybe it´s better to make the tours in future some shortlier and mybe 1 day longer, because he wrote, there was some days the tours too long to late evening. The 10 pax - 5 couples . was strict but sympathetic, all venerable doctors and I think, they do recommend good our agencies to friends and relatives.
Dear Mr. Teuchert,
I sign up for a very nice trip through the `back` Three Kingdoms. The trip went very well. The Organsisation by the Company Adventure Geo Treks site was very well, both their own organization of the trip in Nepal as well as the organization of the partner in Sikkim and Bhutan.
As on any trip are situations in which to improvise needs, which occurred mainly in Sikkim. Especially in Sikkim travel times were too long, so we sat in the car 2 times to 21.00 clock in evening more than once into the deep darkness.
The cars were good in all countries (Nepal and Bhutan Toyota buses, Sikkim three SUVs from foreign manufacturers.) Supervision by the Chief Niru and his son was in Kathmandu very good.
Niru has for the last day in Kathmandu once a bus for tours made ??available, although it was not foreseen in the program, and he has us on the last night to an opulent dinner invitation to his house.
We thank you very much for the care our travel arrangements and for your prompt reply to the questions in advance. We also have told this your care to Niru.
With the best regards and many thanks
Dear Niru, namaste,
here is the kind feedback from Mr. Broich to you, thank you so much also from me for your excellent work and supporting, please tell this to the team of this group.
Hello Mr. Teuchert,
We were very pleased with Geotreks.
In the preparation you have given us great support.
At the airport of Kathmandu, we were picked up promptly by Milan Rai.
The next day our guide Kathmandu-the city has shown. He knew an incredible amount of history, culture and religion to report.
The very best care was on the trek.
The guide Temba Sherpa, the cook Dibasch and the whole troop were top. Temba has everything well organized. He has divided the various stages of wisdom and vision into account condition, weather, altitude, etc.. He was constantly treated there for us and his team are always friendly and well supported.
Along with the climbing guide, I'm with him up to the Mera Peak, sure from his merit.
The people in Basa have given us an unforgettable reception and farewell.
The performances of the children of the village band and the music - great.
The welcome dinner and nice evening at the house of Niru Rai at the end of the trip was very nice.
Many thanks to you, Niru Rai and his men in Kathmandu.
Please spread the word to Nepal. I also write a little trip report in the guestbook.
A warm greetings and happy x-mas holidays
Feedback to trek
Namaste!! Now it's been quite a long time, since Franz and I had dinner at your house and then left for Germany. But at home we had so many things to do that I did not have time to write to you before today. But I still have in mind that I want to give you some feedback regarding our great trek in Lower und Upper Dolpo.
First of all – thank you very much for the perfect organisation of everything. Everything worked out just fine – even the weather was cooperative (most of the time). So here is some more detailed feedback:
- We were extremely happy with our crew.
- Yogesh Rai knows the area very well (maybe because he'd been there last year), and even remembered details like where some not so often used camps were or which rivers had clear and which ones had muddy water. That was often very helpful. His English is excellent so it was easy for me to communicate with him. And he is an interesting person to communicate with (which makes a trek worthwhile, because he could tell me things about the culture and the landscape and the way). He stayed with me when I was slow and still managed the rest of the crew and setting up our camp very well. Often he said "I will manage!" and he did manage. For me his "I will manage!" became the motto of this trek. I can recommend him highly.
- The kitchen crew was very effective. They were super-fast hikers and had our lunch-site set up and juice ready when we arrived. They always fed us enough (although sometimes we had problems with our stomachs when the food was too oily – but Yogesh explained that when you want to cook fast, oily food is easiest) and we liked nearly everything that they served us (except the oily food). Dawa Sherpa spoke and understood English well enough so that we could communicate with him which was very nice. And they all were always very extremely friendly and helpful.
- We had very strong porters. Without their ability to carry those in the beginning extremely heavy loads (we were very worried that the loads were too heavy for them and would rather have and pay two more porters next time so that one porter doesn't have to carry so heavily), we would not have succeeded with our trek. Maybe next time we would also ask for warm sleeping-gear (sleeping bags?) for them, as we always felt sorry, when we crawled into our warm sleeping bags and knew that the porters slept in a windy tent with only thin blankets to keep them warm. What we liked was having a porter-family on the trek. We enjoyed trekking with Tsering, Pasang and Buneman Tamang, Norbu Tamang and Sonam Tamang who was not only strong, but helped out wherever he could. He is a good and knowledgeable porter-leader.
- Everything was organised well. The hotels were fine, the transportation (to and from airports) went well and there were no problems at the airports.
- Thank you for providing the big red plastic bags (too big for us, as we did not have so many items, and too heavy for the porters, as one porter had to carry two of them for most of the days on trek – next time one bag for one porter).
- Our own mistake was that I did not stick to my original plan to ask you to manage Dal Bhaat for us for every day on the trek. We liked the different food that Madhan cooked for us, but whenever he cooked Dal Bhaat, we knew that we liked this best (Madhan is an excellent Dal Bhaat cook!).
So we are very satisfied with your company and the crew that you provided for us. We don't know when we can afford another trek in Nepal, but we will certainly contact you whenever we decide to go trekking in the high Himalaya again.
All the best and a successful trekking season without any health problems or accidents for your staff and clients.
Christiana Beck and Franz Hierlmeier
I just wanted to thank you and all of the fine people in your organization for the best trek I have ever been on. I have taken treks all ovver the world and have travelled to 81 countries in my lifetime. Your organization is the VERY BEST travel company I have ever dealt with. Your attention to detail is unsurpassed.
The entire group had a fantastic evening at your home and it was most kind of your wife to cook for us. It was a memorable experience and an evening I shall never forget.
I was sad when Ganesh took me to the airport as I realized this wonderful journey through Nepal was coming to an end. I assure you that you will see me again in 2008 either with a trip Jeff has arranged or on a trip I will coordinate directly with you.
Thank you again for makiing this a very special trip. I had a fantastic time. Please have any potential clients contact me for future references as my experience with your organization was exceptional.
"...there is something in man which responds
to the challenge of this mountain...
the struggle is the struggle of life itself
upward and forever upward..." George Mallory
I'm happy to write a recommendation from Niru and his trekking agency.
I know Niru since 1994, when I made my first trekking with him arround Dhaulagiri and to Mustang.
In this time he worked for a big German trekking agency - Henkalaya and was its best guide.
Later Henkalaya solved his contract with Gorkha Trekking (the old agency for which Niru worked - this was a problem of the chief of the agency and not of Niru.
Since this time Niru started to work with a own agency. We had a lot of very nice trekking tours together.
Niru has very big experience, because he started as porter, worked as guide assistent, cook (he is a excellent cook) and guide for trekking groups and mountian climbing (Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, ...). His trekking tours have a excellent service (good tents, very soft matrasses, good dining tent, ....and many things, where I think it isn't necessary). But he provides also for Nepalesian relation good equipment for his stuff (tents, clothing, ...). He has good relations to his stuff. Many come from his village in Solu area or this reagion. Often I walked with the same people, they like to work for Niru, because he pay a fair price. Neverless Niru makes good trekking prices, because he know very well the market and isn't interested to earn the big money. In Dolpo we met a French group, which lost their porters. Our porters helped them oin their rest day. Next day all were back to go with us.
From his income Niru supports the school in his village and pay the teacher.
Trekking with Niru and his stuff is like trekking with friends. Also his other guides are excellent - trained by Niru, some are coming from his village. They and Niru speak quite good English.
For our last tours aside of the normal trails Niru or one of his friends went to check the way. Niru has become a really good friend of me. I was lucky to invite him also to Germany. What I believe, there is no other agency in Nepal with this experiences which offer such a good service for a very good price and with such very kindly people.
You can find other cheap agency, also some good, also some kindly people, but not this combination.
All guests of Niru, which I know were very happy with his tours.
With Niru you can't make a mistake.
I wish you nice vacations in this wonderful country with these nice people.
If I can do something for you, you need more information about trekking in Nepal ... let it me know.
In last october we have spend 3 weeks in upper Dolpo region with the crew of Adventure geo trek. They have demonstrated an extreme professionality and skill even in tough situations. Excellent comfort and food compared to the severe conditions we were.
We hardly recommend them and wish you a happy trek.
Luigi and Lella Borroni,
9 via villa della Regina,
10131, Turin, Italy
after quite a long time I visited your homepage again.
Here are my remarks:
You could update my recommendation by the following:
2001 Dolpo trek
2003 Kanchentjunga trek
2004 Manaslu trek
2006 Extended Makalu trek (Sherpani col trek)
Whenever I Will plan to travel to Nepal I will do this via Niru's Adventuregeotrek company.
I ever felt absolutely save as well as a deep touch of professional experience combined with an unforgettable way of "easy living"... something we are increasingly going to lose in our western world.
OK, Niru, it is a pity that we haven't met in Austria while you stayed there this summer. I have been there as well, but just a little too late and at a different location. Anyway... hopefully we will meet again somewhere sometime somehow.
If you need support on recommendation please let me know.
The first trek to Dolpo and the fourth one to Ambulapcha col have been most impressive
and absolutely unforgettable for me.
I will keep on thanking you for those unique experiences.
Please keep in mind that you are always welcome to me whenever you come to Europe again.
Please greet my friends Dorje, Chiri, Pasang, Prasad, Pancha, Ganesh (!), Milan and Phedindra (I never forget the nice time with him in Kambachen).
All the best to you all.
Hope your dog does a good job too.
Niru, keep up.
Best regards from Germany.
Niru Rai is the director of Adventure Geo Treks in Nepal, who organized our expedition to Tibet and West Nepal. naturally, Niru is also keen to take advantage of any good ideas that will be of benefit to the business and would be interested to take up discussion with you and G&M to see what can be done.
as a personal note from myself:
i am aware that there are many trek/adventure/expedition companies out there whose main interest is to pocket a client's money and then forget about him as fast as possible. my experiences on our Kilimanjaro and Tibet expeditions proved Adventure Geo Treks and Gane & Marshall to be very professional and we were very well taken care of and very satisfied! i believe that if you are able to work out some good ideas and are able to put them into action together, these are definitely two companies that show character worthy of working with eachother and i'm sure that clients doing business with either you will come out very satisfied. (otherwise i would not have mentioned the idea of introducing you.)
I wish you best of luck and success and if there is anything you think I could be of assistance with don't hesitate to contact me. ...and of course I'd be interested hear if there are any positive developments.
We can recommend Niru Rai and his Firm highly. They are very reliable and give an individual and personal service. We felt they were very concerns about giving us a pleasant holiday. They are skilful and experienced, knowing a lot about the mountains. They made our trip to Kalapattar and the stay in Kathmandu very successful. We will use Niru next time going back.
If You have any questions, don't hesitate to make an inquiry.
We wish You good luck.
Per Reidar Andersen
viele Grüße aus Chemnitz in Deutschland sendet Dir Teuchi.
Die Adventure Geo Treks Agentur kann ich dir für eine Nepalreise 100%ig empfehlen. Sowohl von der sehr guten Rundum-Betreuung, von der Verlässlichkeit und der Herzlichkeit der Mitarbeiter, als auch vom Preisleistungsverhältnis her.
Für eine Trekkingtour empfehle ich ein Zelttrekking, welches dem Lodgetrekking eindeutig vorzuziehen ist, da man hier viele Bequemlichkeiten und Vorteile genießen kann. Das beste ist die Unabhängigkeit von Hütten und der Abstand zu anderen Trekkern. Der eigene Koch bereitet täglich wechselnde frische Mahlzeiten zu. Das Wasser wird immer abgekocht, die Teller und Bestecks über Dampf sterilisiert. Das ist in den Hütten meist nicht der Fall, wo nicht so sehr auf Hygiene geachtet wird.
Wenn du noch Fragen hast, bitte melde dich bei mir.
Da ich schon fünf mal Nepal und zweimal Tibet bereist habe, kann ich dir diesbezüglich Tipps und Anregungen geben.
Du wirst die Reise mit Niru´s Adventure Geo Treks Agentur nach Nepal nicht bereuen, sondern als einmaliges Erlebnis in ewiger Erinnerung behalten, das verspreche ich.
Falls du Interesse an Trekking-Reiseberichten an den Everest, den Manaslu, den Dhaulagiri, die Annapurna, den Kangchendzönga, ins Humlagebiet in Westnepal usw. sowie nach Tibet an den Mount Kailash, zum Königreich Guge oder nach Lhasa hast und die genauen Vorzüge einer Reise mit Niru´s Adventure Geo Treks Agentur erläutert haben möchtest, schick mir einfach eine kurze mail.
Zu den Preisen: Ich habe oft die Preise verglichen zwischen den großen Reisebüros, sowie Adventure Geo Treks. Die Unterschiede bei den großen Touren von 25 Tagen sind da schon mal bei 1000 Euro und mehr.
Mit herzlichen Trekking-Grüßen - Namaste
Teuchi aus Deutschland
Reference letter from Robert.
I gave Jeff my opinion on your company and your skills. You find the text below. I hope you are fine.
my friends and I have been several times trekking in Nepal and before we met Niru 2004 we had two agencies who organized our treks. 2001 we did the Dhaulagiri circuit. On the way it turned out that our sirdar had not enough food to allow us to gain hight slowly. Thus one porter and one of my friends had quite severe problems with the high altitude in hidden valley. Another time with a different agency when surrounding Manaslu the Sirdar did not really know his way around und the the only mountain he could name was Manaslu.
So it was a new experience to have the trek oranized by Niru. 2004 we trekked the Everest region by going from Lukla via Renjo La and Cho La to Island peak. Our Sirdar was Ganesh, a nephew of Niru. He knew every stone on the way and organized the trek very well. Our groop was trekking during the daytime on its own with two guides, but the kitchen crew always was waiting for us to serve us a late breakfast and a meal in the early afternoon. The porters always reached the campground in time and were well equipped.
The two-men tents as well as the rest of the equipment were in a good shape(we especially appreciated the hot water bottles before going into the cold sleeping bags). Ganesh did a very good job when we climbed Island peak. Here you have the possibility to go up there from base camp, which means an ascent from 5000 m to 6200 m and back in one day which can be very hard. Abetter alternative is to go to high camp which is at 5500 m. If you start early you can be alone on the top of the mountain. One problem is that quite a lot of people want to go to high camp, but there is only space for a few tents. Somehow Ganesh managed to set up our tents plus kitchen tent (!!) in time and in addition fixed ropes for us along quite a steep slope which is situated below the peak. The kitchen crew managed to cook a good meal in the evening before our ascent.
In summary, I don't think you can do wrong if you let Niru organize your trek.
Best wishes and have a good trip
Niru, I have now sent the message below to over 300 friends. I hope you enjoyed it and that it may help to develop future business for Adventure Geo Treks. Jeff
To: friends in address book
We anticipated arriving in the midst of a country in civil war, if our flights would get us into Nepal. Instead, our group of 5 middle-aged men arrived in Katmandu on Apr 28, two days after King Gyanendra gave up absolute power and recalled the Nepalese parliament. In the preceding weeks hundreds of thousands of demonstrators had daily taken over the streets to protest the King's abuse of power. The King had ordered the military to shoot demonstrators, and 17 pro-democracy demonstrators were killed by soldiers. The massive street demonstrations were the culmination of a growing hostility of the people toward the King's antidemocratic practices and his inability to quell the Maoist insurrection, which had spread from certain rural provinces to most of the country.
By the time we arrived in Ktm the demonstrations had ended, the Maoists had declared a 90-day truce, and the major democratic parties had agreed to reconvene Parliament. We found a people delighted with the prospect of lasting peace and excited about the restoration of democracy. Our conversations with Nepalese revealed a deep distrust of the King and hope that the Maoists will be integrated into the political process. We learned that tourism was down by 75%, and there had been cancellations of 50% of booked expeditions. (Two members of our original group of 7 had cancelled out of security concerns just before the declaration of peace.) There were fewer Westerners in Ktm than I'd seen in my 6 expeditions to Nepal, and other than a few intrepid Israelis, our members were the only non-locals on the trails. The fewer trekkers on the trails made narrow bridge crossings quicker and easier, and finding times & places to pee along the trail without being seen by others was less challenging. With fewer customers in the teahouses and our group monopolizing campsites, our all-male group also enjoyed unrestrained farting & belching, which is always enhanced by altitude and unfamiliar foods.After settling in at the Katmandu Guest House and sharing tea with my friend Uttam, the hotel manager, we spent a couple days sightseeing in Ktm, led by Sangha, a guide supplied by our Nepali expedition co., Adventure Geo Treks. We viewed cremations at Pashupati on the banks of the Baghmati, ate lunch overlooking the giant stupa at Bouddhanath, and walked among the monkeys in the high temples of Swoyambho. Particularly interesting to me was an audience at Pashupati with the Milk Baba, a Hindu holy man who has consumed no food or drink other than milk for over 25 years. He is slim, healthy, an engaging conversationalist (thru an interpreter), and offered to prepare a meal for us and his disciples, although he wouldn't partake. We flew up into the high Himalaya and landed on the airstrip in the Sherpa village of Lukla. While the views from the twin-prop plane are spectacular, the landing is always a big thrill as the runway begins above a sheer drop-off of hundreds of feet and ends at a cliff-face, so there is no room for pilot error.
In Lukla we met up with our crew of porters, cook & kitchen staff, sirdar (head guide) and climbing guide, 17 in all, provided by Adventure Geo Treks, who would tend to all our needs over the next 15 days of hiking, camping & climbing. Nepali expedition companies run treks and mountaineering expeditions in the British tradition, which assumes that clients will engage in challenging hiking or climbing but expect to be well fed and pampered at the end of the day. While our porters carried 60 to 80 lbs of supplies up steep and hazardous trails, we carried only day packs with as much or as little as we chose. One of our members even had our sirdar, Ganesh, carry his day pack each day due to a flare up of low back pain.
We spent the first two days trekking the Everest Base Camp trail through the lower Khumbu region, spending the nights at the Sherpa villages of Phak Ding and Namche Bazaar, the trading center of Sherpa and Tibetan commerce along the Base Camp trail. On our "rest day" in Namche Ganesh led us on a 4-hour day hike up to the Everest View Hotel for lunch, then through the village of Khumjung, where we viewed the famous/infamous Yeti skull and the first Hillary school for Sherpa children. [I gave pens, colored pencils and magic markers to all the children I met, partly as bribes for photo ops, as I hope to create a photo exhibit of the children's faces of Nepal with Bateman Photography.] That evening we visited the most famous resident of Namche, Gheylsan Sherpa, who served as one of the three high altitude porters on the first summit of Mt. Everest in 1953 by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. I had met and interviewed Gheylsan in 2003 for an article I was writing, and had brought him a copy of the April 2003 edition of Outside Magazine, which had his picture on the cover, but which he had not seen. He had kept the worn and tattered copy of the magazine by his side these three years. His family was delighted with our visit, and served us salted yak butter tea (which we politely choked down) and cookies. Gheylsan and his wife are quite old for Sherpas (late 80s in a country with average life-span of 49), and he has hearing problems. As we left, Mark & Vitto asked me whether we ought to offer them a gift of money, which I summarily dismissed as inappropriate. But then we conferred as a group outside the house, and Ganesh told us that it would be well received. Ganesh and I returned with a gift of 2,000 rupees (just under $30 US) from our group, and Gheylsan was so touched he leaped from his seat to present me with a kata (traditional silk scarf) in appreciation. The next day we branched off the main trail onto a trail new to me; the Gokyo trail. The altitude and wear on middle-aged bodies began taking their toll on our group, as Greg developed severe cold-like symptoms and migraines and I started suffering pressure headaches. Greg and I spent a recovery day in the stream-side village of Machermo, while the others trekked on to Gokyo. The following morning, Bill, Mark & Vitto hiked to the top of Gokyo Ri (5360 me; 17,581 ft), while Greg and I caught up with them for lunch in Gokyo. Beautiful blue lakes -- water on top of the world -- surround Gokyo.
We camped in a yak pasture, called Dragnag, the following night. Vitto confessed over breakfast he'd acquired a severe case of yak-phobia he'd spent the night with a trekking pole in his hand convinced that a giant yak would break thru his tent and gore him. In the morning we scramble climbed up the Cho La, one of the highest and steepest passes in the region (5330 me; 17,482 ft). I was the weeny of Cho La as I'd developed a sinus infection, which sapped my strength, and I had a very difficult time reaching the pass. Our cook, Dorge, showed great patience and sensitivity by staying near me as I struggled to the top of the pass, but without humiliating me with offers of assistance.
We were tested severely with two consecutive very long and difficult days of hiking and scramble climbing. Mark, a reserve colonel in the USMC, attested that the two days were the most physically challenging of his life and more difficult than Marine boot camp. When asked how hard it would be to climb Lobuche East (our planned climbing peak), Ganesh replied with a cheery laugh, that it would be at least 150% harder than Cho La. Mark and Vitto decided that their goal to experience the Himalayas had been met, and they preferred to pass on attempting the climb. In the morning they trekked out with our climbing guide, Norbu, and part of the crew to head back to Lukla. Bill had not intended to attempt the climb of Lobuche, so he took our English-speaking porter, Gopal, and headed up to Everest Base Camp, which was his ultimate goal of the trek having previously visited the Tibetan side of Chomolungma (Everest). Greg and I decided we would lower our sights from Lobuche East (6119 me; 20,070 ft) to the less difficult Pokalde Peak (5806 me; 19,044 ft), which I had climbed in 1998.
To reach Pokalde base camp, the rest of the crew, Greg and I had to scramble up yet a higher pass, Kongma La (5535 me; 18,155 ft). Although Greg's cold symptoms returned, he and Ganesh went out on the snow fields and practiced with ice axe & crampons after we arrived in base camp. I spent about 18 hrs. huddled in my sleeping bag trying to rest & regain strength for the climb. In the morning Greg decided not to chance it, so Ganesh and I went up Pokalde at sunrise; the only ones on the mountain. It was partly cloudy, so our views of the Everest Massif and the other 8,000 meter peaks in the area were a bit disappointing, but the final fifty feet of free climbing rock at over 19,000 feet was one hell of an adrenaline rush.
I collapsed into my tent totally exhausted after our descent, requesting only a wash bowl & puke pan. I wanted to lie in my tent the rest of the day, but, unfortunately, our climbing permit was for Lobuche, not Pokalde, and another team had crested Kongma La just after Ganesh and I descended, and Ganesh wanted us out of base camp before the other group set up its camp and came over to ours asking questions. [We could be fined and Ganesh's guiding license would be at risk for climbing without a permit.] So, after 1/2 hr rest we hurriedly broke camp and began the trek out to Dengboche. Ganesh and I fell behind the rest of our crew as I was laboring at such a slow pace. We got lost in dense fog and had to navigate by listening for the roar of the rushing Imja Khola river, fed by the glacier runoff from Everest. What should have been a 3.5 hr descent to Dengboche turned into 5 hrs of blindly picking our way down rocky mountainsides. While I got grumpier by the hour on exhausted legs, a sweet smile reposed on Ganesh's face and words of encouragement and jokes spilled from his lips -- so typical of the strength and sensitivity I have experienced in Nepalese guides. I rewarded myself with my 2d bucket shower of the trek in Dengboche.
Reunited with Bill and Gopal, we trekked through a vast and blooming rhododendron forest to the Buddhist convent at Deboche and then to Tengboche Monastery. We camped on the monastery grounds from where one can see the majestic white peaks of the greatest mountains in the world, Everest, Lhotse, Lhotse Shar, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Pumo Ri, etc. In the morning Ganesh and I obtained a private audience with the High Lama, Rimpoche Tenzing, who presides over Tengboche Monastery and is the most revered lama of the Sherpa people. I presented him with a copy of The Chrysalis Reader, a book of essays, including one written by me about the 50th Anniversary celebration of the first summit of Mt. Everest at Tengboche Monastery in 2003, which Lama Tenzing and Peter Hillary had hosted. Lama Tenzing seemed quite pleased to receive the book, and spent an hour in conversation with me (Ganesh interpreting). When asked what message I might take from him to friends in the US, he replied, "Tell everyone to cultivate love in their hearts. Tell the truth. And promote love in the heart and truth telling through religious discipline."
We returned to Namche Bazaar and were lucky in our timing to be there for the Saturday market. But it was not as lively as I have seen it in the past, as there were so few tourists and the Tibetan traders, who hike all the way from Tibet to trade with the Sherpas, were few in number, we were told, because the Nepal government now refuses them entry as the Tibetans don't pay taxes.
Our hike back to Lukla ended with the last hour in pouring rain, a good sign that it was time to go home. We had a final night in a lodge with hot showers and a final dinner with our crew; dancing & singing led by Norbu and his 100 verses of "Resper, resper, resperee, sometimes monkey, sometimes donkey ..."
Back in Ktm we reunited with Sangha for more sightseeing in Pataan and Bakhtapur, temple cities in the Katmandu Valley. Bill, Greg & I explored more of Ktm on foot and trawled Thamel, Durbar Square & Durbar Marg for presents to take home. Our last dinner was at Niru Rai's house with his family, Ganesh & Sangha. Niru is the owner of Adventure Geo Treks. The feast consisted of too many courses to count and many glasses of Mrs. Niru's home-brewed rakshi.
My relationship with Niru began 9 months ago by email, when I discovered his company in my research of Nepali expedition companies. I determined that his co. would provide the best experience to our group. We were not disappointed, as the crew performed above our expectations. The food that came out of Dorge's makeshift kitchens each day was extraordinary. Ganesh's cheerful leadership and the crew's typically happy & considerate Nepali personality encouraged our own good humor every day. And we were treated with surprising extras like hot water bottles & liners for our sleeping bags each night and gifts of t-shirts & duffels at the end of the trek.
Although, all the guys agreed that "the best experiences of the trek were the hardest days," the next time, I intend to include more rest days between hard days. And I do regret that none of the other guys were able to experience the technical climb of a Himalayan peak. After our dinner at Niru's, Bill and I walked the darkened streets of Thamel one last time and treated ourselves to a Guinness at Thamel's "authentic" Irish pub. We remarked on how much safer we felt at night on streets in Nepal than we would in American cities, noting that this is a culture in which busy vehicle traffic stops to allow animals safe passage and only the military & the Maoists have guns.
Jeff Rasley, May 2006
Adventure Geo Treks made our holiday a great experience. They were extremely helpful and friendly and went out of their way to make our experience in the Himalaya an adventure to remember! We highly reccomend them to anyone planning trip to Nepal.
Trekking im Tsum Valley – Eine schöne Erfahrung im Frühjahr 2010
Ende März 2010 startete ich zusammen mit 3 nepalischen Begleitern (Guide Binod und den Trägern Dhambar und Eka) von Kathmandu nach Arughat Bazar. Ziel war eine Trekkingtour in das abgelegene Tsum Valley, nach vorherigen umfassenden Informationen von Niru.
Die ersten 4 Tage bis zur Abzweigung in das Tsum Valley folgten der Route „Rund um den Manaslu“, dann wurde es einsam und richtig schön. Unsere Route: Lokpa – Chumling – Dumje. Von dort ein Tagesausflug zu einem schön gelegenen Aus- sichtspunkt mit Super Aussichten auf die gesamte Gruppe des Ganesh Himal.
Dann Aufstieg nach Chekampar, immer weiter talaufwärts zur Rachen Gompa. Empfehlens- wert ein Abstecher zur Milarepa Cave, oberhalb des Dorfes Lar. Über Chule-Nile ging es dann zum letzten Anstieg hoch zur Mu Gompa. Wirklich sehenswert ist auch das oberhalb der Mu Gompa gelegene Nonnenkloster Deren Gompa. Die Aussichten über das Tsum Valley und die umliegenden Berge sind herrlich. Der Abstieg zurück durch das Tsum Valley
Richtung Buri Ghandakital und weiter zum Ausgangspunkt Arughat Bazar ist zwar gleich, bietet aber immer wieder neue Aussichten. Alles in allem eine wirklich schöne, interessante Zelttour zu einem absolut fairen Preis und sehr freundliche, zuvorkommende Begleiter.
Trekking in Tsum Valley – A beautiful experience in spring 2010
End of march 2010 I left Kathmandu for Arughat Bazar together with 3 nepali companions (Guide Binod and porters Dhambar and Eka). Our destination was the remote Tsum Valley Region after getting comprehensive information before from Niru.
For the first 4 days the route followed the main trekking route “Around Manaslu”, and after that it became lonely and really beautiful: We were passing Lokpa – Chumling – Dumje.
From there a day trip up to a viewpoint with phantastic views to whole group of Ganesh Himal. Further up to Chekampar and Rachen Gompa. A half day’s side trip to Milarepa Cave above the village of Lar is advisable. Passing Chule-Nile we finally reached Mu Gompa. Also worth visiting is Deren Gompa, apx. 1 hour above Mu Gompa. The views above Tsum Valley and the surrounding mountains are wonderful. The descent back through Tsum Valley in direction of Buri Ghandaki Valley and further to Arugaht Bazar however is the same, but it offers again and again new perspectives. All things considered a really beautiful and interesting tented tour at an absolute fair price and also very friendly, obliging companions.
Bernhard, Tübingen, Germany
We were very happy with the services of Adventure Geo Treks: were very understanding and patient with all our demands. They are very helpful and feels like you are doing the trek with your friends. Their friendly nature from the field staffs to office managers made our experience really great.
Morten B' Andersen