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People hereabouts of diverse ethnic groups live in peaceful harmony with one another, all with their dissimilar social identities and cultural analogies. The authentic insight into this mesmerizing world of the Himalayas is a thanksgiving to you with extending warmth and respect from the top of the world. EncountersNepal is always there for you to show you the world’s one and only Paradise of Nature…whether you trek in Nepal or cross over the borders to Tibet or Bhutan, discover your own world, your own mojo and relate to the differences that come about in your life when you plan your dream vacation with Encountersnepal.com – a game changer for knowing the better world.
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Khalid A
Manama, Bahrain2,245 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2012 • Solo
For us simple humans climbing up Everest would be impossible .. However, thanks to technology and progress that cannot stop us from viewing the top of the worlds highest peak ..
An early morning pickup and drive to the domestic airport, gets you a 1 hour flight by plane around the peaks and views of the most amazing sights ..
The flight in this case was Yeti Airlines .. I had seen some of the other reveiws and their experiences that weren't too good but i was lucky enough to have a clear view and a bright sunny day ..
As close to heaven as you can get to see probably one of the few spots left on earth that cannot be touched by human hands ..
Written May 31, 2012
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Namaste Thank you very much for your review .see you in the Future.
Written September 17, 2019
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Diana K
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2011 • Couples
I have been on two trips to Nepal with my daughter. We hired a guide and porter. The first was Annapurna classic trek in October. This was a perfect time as we had clear blue skies nearly every day. There is one high pass to go over 5400m (which can get snow any time of the year and block your way). We travelled from subtropical rain forest right through to semi desert at the back of the range. It is different every day with amazing views of snowy peaks. Young people particularly enjoy this trip.

The other trip we did was the Everest classic trek with EncountersNepal.com starting from Jiri (October - November), (not flying in, but going over 3 mountain ranges first to acclimatize). The local people live beside the track, as they do with the Annapurna circuit trip) so if you are interested in the Nepalese way of life, you see it below about 4000m. They cannot grow crops above that altitude. If you fly in you really only see the high mountains, and not many local people, apart from porters and guides. Also you are more likely to get altitude sickness. We went up 4 high valleys in the Everest area, each one rather different, and very beautiful. One was Everest base camp.

Rishi (our guide) is about 26 year old at the time and was honest, friendly, knew the tracks very well, and was good fun. We carried our own packs on the first trip, but hired Rishi's cousin as porter on the second.
If you have a guide he arranges all the accommodation - organizes transport, knows the best tea houses, finds you the best rooms, organizes showers, etc., and even goes ahead to get you a room when otherwise you might miss out. If there are only a few of you, you are more likely to have a good trip - less chance of having to turn back due to sickness, and you can go at your own speed.

The trouble with walking in a group of 12 is you get very little contact with local people, so it's hard to learn about their view of the world. We managed to learn a little about the people. the culture, the language and the landscape as we went along. Thats what makes a trip special.

Diana Kelly (New Zealand)
Written February 16, 2012
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Dear Diana Namaste from Nepal . Thank you very much for your kind comments. We would like to sincerely thank you for appreciating our services which we rendered sincerely for your happiness.Help us to help you has been one of the nicest things in your gratefulness for our services.I look forward yours next trip with us . I still Remember ours trip to Annapurna and Everest . Regards Rishi
Written January 25, 2015
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Julia R
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia28 contributions
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Mar 2012 • Solo
Recently I visited Nepal and had only very happily memorable encounters with "Encounters Nepal". The company is run by the young, dynamic Rishi who is proud of his homeland and is so welcoming to foreign visitors. My first "encounter" occurred shortly after my arrival in Kathmandu when I was led to the office by a friendly taxi driver when I told him I was keen to book a flight to see the mountains as soon as possible. Rishi immediately organised this flight for me on the day when I wished to go, picked me up from my hotel at 6.00am on the morning of the flight and was there at the airport to meet me afterwards. The flight with Yeti Airlines was a magical experience. Everyone has a window seat. We took off a little after the scheduled departure time once the early fog had cleared and, within minutes, were soaring past the towering snow clad caps of the Langtan Range. We flew for 45 minutes parallel to the ranges and the stewardess pointed put the various peaks as they came into view. Set against the dazzling blue of the early morning, the rugged, mountainous terrain evoked sighs of awe from all on the plane, especially when we each had our turn to view the scene from the cockpit. Not once did I feel anxiety about our proximity to the seemingly endless stretch of mighty mountains alongside which we just seemed to float, as the views were just so impressive. Everest appeared, a great exultant pyramid jutting into the sky, caressed softly on its mighty peak by a faint wisp of sunlit cloud. The mood on the plane was one of awestruck happiness. If you are seated on the left side of the plane you are closer to the mountains on the outward flight but if you sit on the right, you have the view up even closer on the return journey. It was good to be met afterwards by Rishi who seemed genuinely happy for me when I returned, so delighted after the exhilirating flight.

I hope to return to Nepal in the not too distant future and to undertake more encounters with the landscape and people of this stunning country. In future, I will organise all my adventures with Rishi's company. He brings an open, sincere and caring soul to the organisation of travel for his clients which just adds a joyous layer of gentle Nepali humanity to the experience, making it all the richer.
Written March 31, 2012
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Written September 17, 2019
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AndrewMiln
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2012 • Friends
Did 2 treks with Encounters Nepal - Annapurna circuit and Everest base Camp.

Despite suggestions to the contrary, did these in Jan/Feb (winter) and loved them both. The treks are understandably rated as some of the best you will ever do, and Rishi and his team will make the experience seamless and enjoyable from start to finish.

If you're considering doing either of these treks I would highly recommend Rishi as his knowledge, attitude, and fun approach to things ensures that you enjoy every aspect of your journey, not just the scenery.
Written February 27, 2012
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Dear Andrew Namaste from Nepal . Thank you very much for your kind comments. We would like to sincerely thank you for appreciating our services which we rendered sincerely for your happiness.Help us to help you has been one of the nicest things in your gratefulness for our services.I look forward yours next trip with us . I'm sure you did enjoy Annapurna Circuit and Lukla to Everest Base camp trek . Regards Rishi
Written January 25, 2015
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Wrldturguide
San Diego, CA29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
This is the best money I have ever spent on a tour company. We had a group of 6 and they curtailed the trip to your every whim including beer in the cooler during transfers. We had an English speaking and super fit guide, "Jimmy" who was able to keep up with us on mountain bike and hiking. Great value.
Written May 8, 2014
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Namaste from Nepal . We would like to sincerely thank you for appreciating our services which we rendered sincerely for your happiness.Help us to help you has been one of the nicest things in your gratefulness for our services. Look forward to see you again, your family and friend too. Eco -Regards Rishi Prasad Nepal
Written May 10, 2014
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Ravi N
San Francisco1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2011 • Solo
Rishi is one of the finest and most experienced guides I have known. I have been traveling to the Everest region for over 10 years and have on every occasion hired Rishi to help guide me and my team. Rishi is highly dependable, has excellent communication skills and is very customer oriented.

Regards
Ravi
Written April 28, 2012
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Namaste Thank you very much for your review .see you in the Future.
Written September 17, 2019
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Patricia Vervisch
Paris, France16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Solo
I visited Nepal 4 times. First with group of 14 People from France and 3 times solo. First time for Unesco world heritage site 12 days luxury holiday trip in Nepal was great with Guide Raghu French speaking. The tour organized by Encountersnepal.com was excellent. The used very luxury Hotels for us. Mt flight was superb ! Most of time we visited Unesco world heritage site very beautiful and antic. Solo I have visited Dhulikhel – Nabobuddha - Daman-Bandipur - Gorkha are beautiful and different view. The Everest trek was bit wild with many trekkers – porters and yak but the view is incredible, I enjoyed it very much. I appreciated Annapurna and Mustang trek with incredible landscapes, the culture, the spicy food, the nice people I met and Especially the kindness. The knowledge and the professionalism of the guide Rishi who is leadership of Encountersnepal.com. Rishi has got great concept and he practices eco–adventure, fair trade he also helps a lot poor people especially in children education in remote village. I highly recommend his company and his service !
Written March 4, 2012
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Written September 17, 2019
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LilianQ
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
Met Rishi on our last day in Katmandu. He was very accommodating to our short itinerary of the day. We had a great lunch in North Field Cafe,Thamel. Then we proceed to the Durbar Square with the local rickshaw and great experience in a busy street rather than walking. Rishi is very knowledgeable as our tour guide to explain about the history and the buildings in Durbar Square. And of course we did visit the house of Kumari. After that we proceed to Boudhanath Stupa-the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. We are so lucky to witness 100 monks were chanting at this stupa and also had a magnificent view of the rainbows. Rishi was saying we are very lucky to witness this beautiful moments. Rishi is very helpful and he gave his excellent personal touch private tours to suite or needs.
Written October 27, 2014
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Dear Lilian Quek Namaste from Nepal . Thank you very much for your kind comments. We would like to sincerely thank you for appreciating our services which we rendered sincerely for your happiness.Help us to help you has been one of the nicest things in your gratefulness for our services.I look forward your next trip Everest Base camp trekking with 10 person . Look forward to see you again for second time as well.
Written October 28, 2014
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MEdelstein
Sao Paulo, SP354 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 • Friends
once I dreamed about have this Everest Base Camp Trekking! now it become reality and I had the support and encouragement from Rishi Nepal!! I'm sure was the best choice! from the first contact he was so attentive, so present, answered all my infinite doubts. 14 days walking in one of the most beautiful places on earth, with my super attentive guide, Shian Nepal, he was careful, always watching over my water, food, health. patient with my photographs, meditations, prayers stops.
the lodges were very ok, the food was a surprise, tasty, flavored, stimulate and very good, even at GorakShep, where you gonna be out of energy, the smell of the food will encourage you to eat.
follow your rhythm, follow your strength, do not try to compare yourself with others, take LOTS of water, make how many pees you need, if you need to seat for rest, do it, if you need to walk slowly do it, pay attention to your body and your physical conditions, it's nice but is hard!
toilet paper and water kind of go at the same price :), in Lukla you'll pay 80rp but at Gorakshep, 350rp. And if you really need to be connected, you will find internet and Wi-Fi everywhere.
anything you need you can find in Namche, of course the price will be higher them in Kathmandu, so do not panic if you forget anything.
I had such a good time, meet lots of very nice people, filled my heart with beautiful things and amazing memories.
All the time Rishi was taking care of us trough Shian, they were always in contact. my friends had acclimation challenges so we had to split. Shian and the 2 Sherpas took care of everything.
Written April 30, 2014
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Namaskar Dear Monique . We would like to sincerely thank you for appreciating our services which we rendered sincerely for your happiness.Thank you very much for the Foot ball-Brazilian Flag -Hair Pin -Tshirt for kids Help us to help you has been one of the nicest things in your gratefulness for our services. Look forward to see you again, your family and friend too. Eco -Regards Rishi Prasad Nepal
Written May 1, 2014
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Julia R
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2013 • Solo
Making my way by road back towards Kathmandu after an exciting and enriching week in arid, sand strewn Tibet, stopping to watch the spectacle of people leaping off a bridge suspended high above a steep, verdant gorge, was another novel and unexpected experience. We stopped off at "The Last Resort" to a enjoy a cold drink in very soothing, lush surroundings. To reach the resort, you have to cross this same suspension bridge which connects the two sides of the dramatically scenic gorge. When guests are about to take the plunge, the bridge is off limits to pedestrians. Even if you yourself are not jumping, the sight of others hurtling themselves into the crevasse through which the Bhote Kosi (RIver) flows, is adrenalin producing. This stop was just one more surprising and delightful interlude on an unforgettable trip.
Written November 10, 2013
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Namaste Thank you very much for your review .see you in the Future.
Written September 17, 2019
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