This is a little late, I meant to do this some time ago!
Last October 2014, we arranged our trek with Earthbound through Mahendra and Rajan. Mahendra had guided me to Kanchenjunga in the past and was a wonderful guide so I fully trusted him to book through the company again.
Absolutely everything was arranged for us, including a free pick up from the airport to our hotel.
There was no hard sell for extra activities even tho they can arrange pretty much anything you require. As I had been to Nepal several times before, we were happy to do our own sightseeing, although we also used Mahendra as a mountain bike guide around the Kathmandu valley for something different. It was fantastic, safe, and he is so knowledgeable.
Our trek to Manaslu was arranged and planned with perfection, and we had a wonderful 2.5 weeks trekking with Mahendra, and Prakash our porter. Both were attentive, helpful, friendly, fun, knowledgeable and went beyond the call of duty to make our trek a very memorable experience.
Due to bad weather we couldnt make it over the Larkya La pass, which was disappointing but we fully trusted the advice of Mahendra, and pleased we took the safe option of turning around. In fact, it turned into a positive experience, as M knew a different way to trek out and so we returned via the amazing villages of Laprak, Barpak and the town of Gorkha. Hardly any trekkers around and a truly nepalese experience.
We will always remember this special trip and the kindness of everyone at Earthbound.
Thank you Rajan, Mahendra, Prakash, and all behind the scenes. You are doing a fantastic job and we fully recommend you to anybody coming your way! Leanne and Tom x