Tanco van Kessel

15, December, 2016

I appreciate your excellent service and your flexibility

Dear Rajan,
How are you? And how are your ideas going to the Holiday Fare in Holland?

I would like to thank you and your guide Gomba for the amazing trekking tot the Annapurna Basecamp, and of course the other trekking.

During the trekking to ABC I had 12 wonderful days. The feeling you get at the basecamp when surrounded by the mountains is hard to describe. Those mountains are so big and tall when you stand in front of them. And the trail to the base camp is also very beautiful; the small villages, the green forest, the valleys. An amazing trip!

I appreciate your excellent service and your flexibility. And I am sure I also speak for my friends from the care house.Well, see you next time when I visit Nepal and let me know when you start your advertising campaign in the Dutch newspaper.

– Tanco van Kessel, Holland

Tarryn Bennett

15, December, 2016

It really was a trip of a lifetime for me

Hello Rajan!
Thank-you for your e-mail. I got back to London safely and looking for work at the moment. Thanks again for organizing our trip in Nepal – it really was a trip of a lifetime for me… memories that I’ll never forget.
I would love to write something for your web site… please refer to below….

Hello Every one!
In April 2005, a couple of friends and I did the Mt.Everest package deal through Earthbound Expeditions. This experience was one I’ll never forget. First and foremost, I got to achieve my dream of reaching Base Camp – thanks to our fantastic guide and porter, Ram.

The trek was very well organised and the friendly staff really helped me out. They went out of their way to find me a pair of trekking boats (as mine had been stollen in India) and they leant me a sleeping bag and down-jacket free of charge.

During the trek I felt that I was in very safe hands and was treated like a queen! The rafting and Jungle Safari was equally amazing. I would definately recommend Earthbound Expeditions to anyone wanting to trek in Nepal – their prices are very competitive and they provide the value-added benefits that other companies don’t. Enjoy your travels.

– Tarryn Bennett (tazza54@hotmail.com), Australia

Raja and Subitha Puthoor

15, December, 2016

We will definitely visit Nepal and Tibet again

Dear Mr. Simkhada,
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us realize our lifelong dream of circumambulating Mount Kailash and taking a bath in Lake Manasarover. The 35 days trip that you planned and led for the two of us plus Ms. Lydia Kersbergen, Holland, was beyond our expectations. (May 16 thru June 20, 2004. Las Vegas – Kathmandu – Naylam – Saga – Parang – Manasarovar – Darchen – Mt Kailash – Tharpoche – Tingri – Mt. Everest Base Camp – Lhatse – Shigatse – Gyantse – Lhasa- Kathmandu – Las Vegas)

Your team of three Nepalese and three Tibetans worked very well together. In fact, within a few days of the journey, we were all like one big family. Our Toyota Landcruiser driver, Mr. Tsering, is one of the best drivers and mechanics that I have ever met. He made us feel very safe thru all those treacherous mountain passes. Out Tibetan guide, Mr.Tenthar was very helpful and eager to please.

His attitude made up for his basic English speaking skills. Our Nepalese cook, Mr. Gambu Sherpa, made such wonderful food throughout the trip that we were afraid of gaining weight! Thanks to Mr. Gambu, we had three real fresh baked cakes to celebrate our anniversary, my birthday and our farewell. We also want to thank you for taking time off from your busy schedule and personally accompanying us throughout the journey and helping us with the three-day trek around Mt. Kailash. I don’t think we would have been able to complete the three-day trek by own feet at our age without your constant guidance and help

We will definitely visit Nepal and Tibet again. We hope to do next year the lodge-to-lodge trekking in Nepal. Once again, thank you for the successful planning and leading of our once-in-a-life spiritual journey and trekking adventure.

P.S. If you want you can use us as reference
if any body want to call us or e-mail us to talk directly they are welcome!

– Raja and Subitha Puthoor, USA

Lydia Kersbergen, Holland

15, December, 2016

One of the most holy and unspoiled places on this earth

Dear Rajan,
From May 18th till June 19th your travel agency Earthbound Expeditions took us on a breathtaking journey to Tibet.
For my fellow travelers Subitha and Raja to fulfill their religious wish to make the khora around Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. And for me to visit one of the most holy and unspoiled places on this earth. For all three of us the journey of a lifetime!

Already in making the itinerary and preparing us for this journey you showed your experience.
You planned enough time to acclimatize to the Tibetan plateau, to do Lake Manasarovar khora before Mount Kailash khora and finish it before June 2nd so we could enjoy Saga Dawa festival in Tharboche.

Including the visit to Everest Base Camp was a good idea. Some stunning views on the way up there. From there to Lhasa the roads and hotels were getting better and we became tourists in stead of pilgrims. Shigatse, Gyantse and finally three days in Lhasa offered us the highlights of Tibetan culture.

During our stay in West Tibet the Nepali crew with you as our guide, Gambu Sherpa as our chef-cook and Ram Chandra Sapkota as assistant proved of immense importance.

Without your arrangements, support and good care the trip would never have been so successful and pleasant. The equipment you provided like tents, sleeping bags, down jackets were very good.
It still amazes me how Gambu Sherpa managed to make such wonderful meals in such difficult conditions. He surprised us every day!

Of the Tibetan crew, truck driver Tashi, jeep driver Tsering and guide Tenthar especially Cijilag (Tsering) excelled. He is our nominee for Tibet’s Best Driver. After almost 4 weeks of safe driving he expressed his friendship by inviting us to his home in Lhasa.

Before the journey I did not realize that you planned our stay in Nepal so wonderful!
We really appreciated that our journey started and ended in the luxury of Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. Not only did we visit the most interesting places in Kathmandu like Durbar square, (Kumari Devi!) Pashupatinath, Bodhnath and Thamel. You also took us to Patan and Bhaktapur and we stayed the night at Nagarkot, to enjoy the fresh mountain air and the view of the Himalayas.

What you showed us of Nepal makes me want to come back. I’m sure that you have lots of interesting proposals (Mustang maybe?)
Last but not least I want to thank you for guiding us personally.
Your knowledge of so many topics and your humor makes you a great traveling companion. Thank you Rajan !

– Lydia Kersbergen, Holland

Jewal Kylo, Canada

15, December, 2016

My trip overall was amazing, hopefully not just once in a lifetime

Hello Rajan!
Thanks for your mail. My trip overall was amazing, hopefully not just once in a lifetime, however if so, no regrets. Mustang was all I wanted it to be, spiritual, physically challenging, and I felt highly connected to the people.

Your crew was great, knowledgeable, and my fave sherpa pulled me up and down all those mountains, and got me through the rough spots. Norbu warned me Tibet might be a little disappointing after Mustang, I don’t think I would say I was disappointed, I would say I’m glad I had the experience of the Mustang first.

The road to Lhasa is filled with potholes and for authenticity I enjoyed Sera Monastery most. Potala Palace felt like the Dai La Lama should be there and not me, and I also felt honored to see such good preservation of so many treasures. I fell in love with the Tibetan livestock guardian dogs that are black and brown, and look a bit like a sheep heard with a Chow Chow like tail. I saw that breed of dog as a small, then larger puppy, and also as an adult and thought, if for no other reason than to adopt one, I must return to Tibet or Upper Mustang one day!

The place that gave me the most peace, and that I also thought I would like to see again one day was Lumbini. It’s quiet and simplicity was just what I needed, and I am grateful you suggested it. I hope you’ll keep in touch about interesting trips you might be planning in the future, and I hope you stay happy and healthy. I did leave some photos of my Mustang trip at your office and I hope you received them?

– Jewal Kylo, Canada

Dr. Du Xvan Ha and wife, USA

15, December, 2016

Mr. Rajan of Earthbound – is a professional, nice and very helpful person.

We really enjoyed the trip with Earthbound Expeditions and we are fortunate to have Mr. Rajan Simkhada with us during the whole trip.
Mr. Rajan of Earthbound – is a professional, nice and very helpful person.

Service is excellent!

Price is reasonable

Tour is very well organized

Food is good (and we could order “a ‘ la carte”)

– Dr. Du Xvan Ha and wife, USA

Nik Rubin and friend

15, December, 2016

Our stay in Nepal is more memorable

Thanks to Earthbound Expeditions for organizing our adventure in India & Nepal. Within the very short-time we managed to see most of the things that we planned to see. As we have been wondered on what to expect at each places managed to visit by the agency, we have more prepared to face the reality, and everything seems to be like a great adventure and we embrace them all.

India has its one uniqueness and so has Nepal. Our stay in Nepal is more memorable as we have the pleasure of the company of Mr. Rajan who is very knowledgeable of the places and very entertaining.

– Nik Rubin and friend, Malaysia

Canh Vuong

15, December, 2016

Every thing is excellent.

Every thing is excellent. I booked your India – Nepal trip through internet and was not sure how I will get the service but your service is excellent and professional, more then we expected. This tour gives me excellent experience of both Nepal and India one of the best tour ever!, thank you very much Rajan, you are very honest & caring person, I hope we will have more tours with you in the future to Tibet and Lumbini. We highly recommend you to all of my friends. Keep in touch.

– Canh Vuong (canhtuvuong@yahoo.com), USA

Mrs. and Mr. Hung Trinh

15, December, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed very much this vacation tour guided by you

Dear Rajan,
My wife and I enjoyed very much this vacation tour guided by you. from home before starting the trip we did not expect this trip will be so pleasant but day by the more we experience this trip the more we are pleased by the way realize how you help us to enjoy the sightseeing, you care for your customers very much.

We are so enjoyed and relaxed that we will tell our friends about your agency if any one wants to see Nepal, India, Tibet or just a good vacation after our days of hardworking in our homeland = USA. Once more time thank you Rajan!

– Mrs. and Mr. Hung Trinh / Patricia, USA

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