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Fantastic Nepal trip

Fantastic Nepal trip !
Rajan and his team were excellent! our trekking guide, Mahindra was knowledgable and made sure of our safety. This was a very well priced 12 ay adventure tour in Nepal. The river rafting was totally fun! The tent camp and grounds were just beautiful! The 5 day trek with the highlight being trekking up in the dark of early morning to watch the sunrise and see the peaks of the Himalayas from poon hill come out of the morning fog was something I will always remember! I am 67 and was concerned about doing the trek, but just prepare and you will do well. I loved every moment…the people, the food and the warm hospitality! Earthbound offers a service you can trust! I stayed with Rajan and his family for a homestay before and after the tour. I would highly recommend this as well as the wonderful cooking class given by his wife. She is an excellent cook and the food was so delicious! A real treat to stay with a family, play with the kids and learn more about day to day Nepali life. Time to enjoy Nepal is now…. 
Linda and team from Seattle, USA – Visited Nepal November 2015

- Linda B, USA

Nepal adventure – Earthbound Rocks!

Namaste! 
Nepal is a place that gets under your skin. It’s energy stays with you long after you’ve left. It makes you want to stay. Makes you smile when you recall the hospitality of the kind Nepali people. Makes your heart bleed to hear about the earthquakes.  

When you leave, already thinking about returning.  I’m writing this review one year after returning from a truly amazing Everest Base Camp trek. Yes it’s taken me a while (!) but a few things recently have really impressed me about Earthbound and they deserve to be recognised. 

My EBC trek was a Groupon deal, as was that of the other 14 people in my group, from all over the world. I left England alone and nervous. I returned feeling amazing and with many new friends. 

Our tour guide Resham was brilliant. Bursting with energy and knowledge. He is a credit to Earthbound. So much so that I arranged for him to guide my friend, last month, on his solo Poon Hill/rafting tour. He has raved about his trip nonstop since! 

Another friend of mine has just returned from her EBC trek. She travelled with Earthbound, on my recommendation, and she absolutely loved it. 

EE’s president, Rajan, is a tremendous business man. He is highly respected in Nepal and I think his reputation gives EE customers an advantage when services are in demand (ie. fuel/transport difficulties, accommodation, tourist activities). Rajan fiercely strives for the utmost customer satisfaction yet is approachable and friendly. 

He is extremely busy (meeting the tourists personally, organising his staff, running his businesses, rebuilding damaged schools, etc) yet he responds to my emails the same day and always finds time to reply, when other presidents would’ve delegated it to a deputy. 

Yes… I’m currently customising my return trip with him : yey!
This time some of the friends I met there are joining me, plus some Nepali newbies. The plan is to trek and then do some volunteering work. I can’t wait! 

Jackie Flynn <flynny999@gmail.com>

UK


 
 
 
- Jackie Flynn, UK

India and Nepal luxury trip – amazing

Oct 2015 Claire and Rebecca from USA did India and Nepal Luxury tour with us and send below mail 
 
Dear Rajan, 
Claire and I wish to thank you for the incredible India and Nepal luxury trip you put together for us. 
It was truly amazing! There is not one thing we would change. We felt safe and secure at all times. Thank you for taking time to answer all our silly questions before arriving. You were always very quick to respond. You have a lot of patience and knowledge and we thank you. Nepal is wonderful. The Dwarikas Hotel was great. The service outstanding. We found the Gaun Ghar Hotel in Bandipur to be very quaint and charming, very different from any other stay on our trip. Sitting outside looking up to the mountains while eating breakfast was a sight to behold. The Barahai Jungle Lodge in Chitwan offered so many activities. Bathing the elephants was my favorite. The naturalist were well informed and engaging. We saw Rhinos and beautiful birds. Floating down the river to stop and have drinks while we watched the sun set was a treat. The spa was unbelievably wonderful. The staff is there to serve and serve well. I am so glad we stayed high up on the mountain above Pokhara at Tiger Mountain Lodge. What a great place to view Fishtail. When the raising sun hits the Himalayas it is an explosion of light, absolutely breathtaking. The mountains touched my heart. Our visit to India was also wonderful. When we think of India it will bring a smile to our faces. So glad we got to join in the Hindi festival. We have fantastic pictures. Everything was so colorful.  Our favorite hotel in India was the Oberoi Raj Vilas in Jaipur. The staff wants to please your every wish. Thank you for arranging everything in India as well. The Taj is something, sunrise or sunset and the Oberoi Amar Vilas with the view of the Taj Mahal was perfect. Our guides and drivers were so well informed. The guides all spoke perfect English, which was good for us. Claire and I did give Gopal $200 for his village that was destroyed by the earthquake. I hope he uses it wisely. The people are so sweet and nice. I am just sorry my trip has ended for now. I will miss everyone we came in contact with. Hope the fuel situation is improving. I read in the Hamilayan News that China is sending fuel. I hope this helps. It was so kind of you to meet us at the airport, so I could actually meet you in person. If you are ever in the USA please know, you have a place to stay. I hope the new school project will be successful. Thank you for making my dream come true. 
Namaste,
Fondly, Rebecca 
- Rebecca Galyon and claire, USA

NEPAL TOURING AND TREKKING

Jim did Everest Gokyo Everest trek in October and here wrote below review … 

 NEPAL TOURING AND TREKKING

I was in Nepal from Oct 1, 2015 to Oct 22, 2015, and arranged my Kathmandu area tours and 15 day trek to Gokyo Lakes & Gokyo Ri through Earthbound Expeditions. The owner, Rajan, was incredibly helpful during the trip planning stages, and was very quick to answer my emails (especially given the 12 hour time difference). He met me at the hotel in Kathmandu and spent a lot of time answering all my questions. He had my trekking guide, Ratna, (an excellent trekking guide) meet me at the hotel a couple days before we flew to Lukla, and we went over the details of the trek. I was so impressed with Earthbound Expeditions that I already started talking to them about another trek in Nepal. Everyone at Earthbound was friendly, knowledgeable, helpful, and went way out of their way to insure that I had a great trip. I highly recommend using Earthbound whether you are going trekking or want a cultural tour of Kathmandu Valley.

- Jim, USA

Another Amazing Trip!

Lynn from UK did Nepal and Tibet trip in Sept – Oct. and wrote this wonderful review. For some reason trip advisor won’t list it for us, but here we post for you to read. 

…Another Amazing Trip!

I started planning my trip with Badri in the London office who was exceptionally helpful by listening to what I would like out of the trip then making suggestions. So things I had ticking around in my head suddenly because possible by his wonderful attitude that – yes you can do that! Throughout this period and when the earthquake made me have to change plans slightly (getting in and out of Tibet) Badri and his team handled it sensitively and completely. At the end of the trip when again Nepal was tested by lack of fuel supplies and I needed to get around Kathmandu, again Rajan in the Kathmandu office came to the rescue, or rather Sunil and his motorbike did! Kathmandu from the pillion seat of a motorbike is one of the best ways to see it. 

After arriving at Kathmandu and settling into the Thamel Eco Resort , well recommended,  I spent two days visiting sights in the city with the expert help of Sunil and driver Manoj. 

After returning from Tibet.  I spent a further 9 days at Himanshu Homestay , well recommended with Rajan and his family. From here I wanted to volunteer to work with children, so I visited an orphanage and I was also fortunate to work with children in the school in one of the tent camps set up to house displaced people from the earthquakes. This was also arranged by EE for me. To finish I wanted to spend some time at a yoga retreat and while this was not possible due to the ongoing fuel crisis in Nepal, I did spend time with the local children who visited me and I have many fond memories. 

Nepal is a wonderful country and its people charming. This is my second visit as a solo traveller and I have always felt safe and relaxed venturing down the streets of Kathmandu without feeling threatened. I look forward to many more future visits of course in the safe hands of EE. If you only get to visit once in a lifetime then put your trust in Earthbound Expeditions. They start off by being a well trusted, reliable company and finish by being your friends. The knowledge and contacts that Rajan has is admirable and I don’t think there is much that he can’t organise for you

- Lynn cook, UK

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