on February 19, 2012
We first found Earthbound Expeditions at a travel show in London. I had previously travelled to Nepal independently, and also trekking with a UK based trekking company, and was looking for someone to organise our next trip. Earthbound's representative in London, Badri, was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful, and was able to offer an itinerary at a much lower cost than UK-based companys, since Earthbound just do not have the same overheads as a UK company. Also, with Earthbound, it is very satisfying to know that your money is going directly to a Nepali business.Before our trek we met with Badri in London several times to plan our itinerary, and also had email contact with Rajan, who lives in Kathmandu and heads up Earthbound. Both are very professional and helpful. Upon arrival in Nepal we were welcomed like old friends, Rajan looked after us extremely well, everything was taken care of, we could trust him and everyone at Earthbound completely. Our trek went very well, we had a wonderful porter Hari, and an excellent guide Thakur. We were trekking in the Everest region, up to Namche and Tengboche, taking our time and lots of photos! (we had done base camp before, and wanted an easier trek this time!). After the trek, Rajan arranged a couple of days for us in Pokhara (and was able to change the plans at the last minute so we could spend an extra day there - Rajan can arrange anything!), and we finished off by staying in Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu - a new hotel part-owned by Rajan. It is an excellent, comfortable and clean hotel, all brand new, in the heart of Thamel - a great place!I highly recommend Earthbound Expeditions, whether you want a trek or a tour or both, or just a sightseeing day. They can organise anything, and it all comes with a smile and Nepali hospitality. I really hope to return again to Nepal one day, and when I do, Earthbound will be organising my trip!
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