Icicles Adventure Treks & Tours

Icicles Adventure Treks & Tours

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We are a Himalayan holiday organizer. We organize group joining trips, bespoke Himalayan treks, day tours, cultural tours, and adventure trips in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. Our friendly guides' team provides personalized services and unique insight into the local traditions and culture of the Himalayan regions.
Kathmandu, Nepal

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2024

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May A-L
Exmouth, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
We have had an excellent experience with Icicles for our time in Nepal. We completed the Everest Base Camp tour.

We were collected from the airport by our guide, Prakash, and a driver and taken to the Ramada Encore hotel which was very easy and appreciated after a long day of travelling.

We were met at the hotel by Indira and Parashu and had our trip briefing with them and Prakash. We were lent a sleeping bag and given our duffel bags which were provided free of charge.

Unfortunately we were some of the approx. 2,000 travellers stuck at Ramechhap Airport due to bad weather in Lukla meaning that we couldn’t fly on the date we had planned. Whilst this was frustrating it was not the fault of Icicles and they found us accommodation in Manthali for 2 nights.

On the third day at the airport we made the decision to get a flight to Phaplu Airport and Prakash organised a jeep ride for us to be able to start our walk the next day. This all added to the adventure and we were all relieved to have finally arrived in the mountains!

Because of the weather issues our trip itinerary was a little bit random but we felt like Prakash had everything under control and were very happy to go with the flow!

The accommodation on route was a lot better than we were expecting and was clean and comfortable. We were also really surprised at the huge variety of food available on route!

We had an amazing team with Prakash as our guide and Himshange and Mirkaji as our porters. They were all so kind, patient and friendly and we all had a lot of fun and lots of laughter.

Due to the delays at the beginning of our trip our group decided we would get a helicopter from Gorakshep to Lukla so we didn’t miss our flights which was organised for us. Flying the route we had walked was definitely an amazing experience which we won’t forget!

We were also lucky enough that Prakash had organised us a flight back to Kathmandu rather than back to Ramechhap avoiding a 5 hour bus journey which was definitely a nice bonus!

Overall our experience has been incredible and one that we will not forget in a hurry. Thank you to Prakash and the Icicles team and we will definitely be back again!
Written October 22, 2022
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Jim Milton
Backwell, UK77 contributions
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Sep 2022
Myself and my daughter were due to trek to Gokyo Lakes & Gokyo Ri over these past 2weeks. Due to the weather conditions around Lukla Airport we were unable travel. After 2 Days of bad weather the manager- Indira Nepal suggested we look at an alternative.

So it was decided we trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Within a couple of hours transfers and Hotels and permits were arranged by Indira and her team we enjoyed a trek to the base camp.

The Trekking guide "Ramchandra" went out of his way to ensure our holiday was enjoyed daily and his knowledge and experience demonstrates the professionalism of this company.

Icicles Adventure Trek and Tours went out of their way to make our experience in Nepal, one to remember. I would definitely use the company again if i revisited Nepal and recommend them to anyone looking to trek around the region.
Written September 12, 2022
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Namaste jimbobm2015, Thank you very much for your precious time writing a review for us. Thank you for being flexible when plan A was not working. Our guides have decades of experience, so they know very well how to care the clients. The company wants to make your experience an experience that you will remember throughout your life. We look forward to your next visit soon for your desired Gokyo Lakes & Gokyo Ri trek!
Written September 25, 2022
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Carmen S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing journey trekking to Everest base camp with icicles !
Our guide Puja was an absolute gem, she took great care of us to ensure we acclimatized well and made the most of our 2 weeks in the mountains. We learnt so much about the mountains and the surrounding nature and the Nepali traditions and culture, took some beautiful pictures and had fun at night in the tea houses. Thank you Puja !
Indira organized the trek beautifully also, and took care of all the arrangements and answered patiently all the numerous questions I had prior to the trek so that we were leaving with confidence.
We also had the pleasure to get to know our porter Ram who was hiking with us, so it truly felt like a little family holiday.
All in all, I would highly recommend Icicles for your next Nepalese adventure, I can guarantee you will be in good hands.
Written November 20, 2022
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Namaste carmensR3958LB, Thank you for your time to write the review for us. We appreciate you acknowledging the contribution of each team member of Icicles Adventure to organizing your trip and turning it to be a trip of a lifetime. Yes, at our company, we assure our clients are turned into family and friends, and we take good care of them. We look forward to your next time!
Written November 23, 2022
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Laura M
Edinburgh, UK12 contributions
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Sep 2023 • Friends
What an amazing experience! Along with a few friends, I did the 14-day women’s trip to Everest Base Camp which involved 11 days of trekking and a few days either side in Kathmandu. Our group of 8 intrepid ladies was led by our fabulous guide Pooja who took care of everything with a perfect balance of poise, grace, strength and intelligence. She worked tirelessly and without fuss to make sure that we all had the best possible experience, and she certainly succeeded! We could not have hoped for a better guide. Our assistant guide Prabin was also fantastic, as were the porters who had the unenviable task of carrying our bags. Indira was very helpful in dealing with any matters as they arose.

The pace of the 8 days we trekked up to Everest Base Camp was ideal and allowed us to take in the breathtaking setting and get a glimpse of day-to-day life in the mountain villages whilst acclimatising to the altitude. The teahouses were all very comfortable and we spent many happy evenings together in the dining areas reliving our experiences so far and looking forward to what was still to come. Our Nepali hosts were so friendly and welcoming.

The spectacular scenery of the Himalayas and the very special bonds of friendship which were created on this trek will stay with me forever. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Written September 29, 2023
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Elizabeth B
Holmfirth, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fabulous Everest Base Camp Trek
My husband and I have just completed the Everest Base Camp Trek with Icicles. Everything we needed was meticulously planned and delivered by our fantastic guide Raj and assistant guide Prakass, from advice about altitude sickness, food and accommodation and practical help whilst trekking. Our porters even accompanied us on our acclimatisation hikes to carry our day bags. We had to reschedule our flights back home due to problems at Lukla and Indira at Icicles also helped with this. All in all, the experience was amazing and I can't recommend Icicles enough. The trek was for my 60th birthday and was one of the most memorable experiences of my life. We were the oldest members of our group of 6 but the other group members were great, age doesn't make a difference at all as long as you're fully prepared and know what to expect. Special thanks to Raj, Prakas and Indira at Icicles. Keep doing what you're doing, you're amazing 👏
Written October 16, 2023
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Dear Elizabeth B, Thank you so much for your wonderful review where you insightfully show the quality of our splendid staff. We are glad that you have experienced the essence of what we all strive to achieve. We are pleased that we were able to make memorable experience of your life. Of course, we will keep going and your beautiful comments inspire us to do better. Thank you again!
Written November 19, 2023
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Christoffer J
Gothenburg, Sweden16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Where to start?
Icicle adventures:
The response time and the quality of our contact with the tour company was great all over, from the initial thoughts and ideas from what we wanted to do, to the finish and getting back to the airport. Everything well taken care of. Pick up, information, packing lists, detailed questions - all with great service.

Our guide & porter:
Raj (the guide) did an excellent job of keeping use safe, informed and well prepared for what each day had to offer. We felt that he did everything he could to our satisfaction, which room in the tea house was best, which tea house had the best food etc etc. Made sure that we both ate and drank enough to endure the heights and long treks. We had the great pleasure of spending lots of time with him and Korka (our porter) during the trek, great company - they are two fantastic people and made our adventure even better. Thanks again!

The route:
We did the Manaslu Trek for 12 days in september and we were very happy with our choice. We appreciated the variation of environment on the trek, from deep green forest to beautiful breathtaking mountains, Two of the highlights were Manaslu Base camp and Larke Pass, both were tough but rewarding. We absolutely want to come back for trekking in Himalaya.

Thank you,
Christoffer and Johanna
Written October 28, 2023
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Phillip J
United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Just back from Everest base camp trip. Icicles have been great organising everything. Rooms were all above standard I expected. Special shout-out to the guides Lok and Sangya who couldn’t have been more positive and professional throughout the trip. I Cannot explain how much you need a positive guide as you go higher up the mountain. Very safe with their guidance and checks as well as having a joke with you. I went solo but joined a great group. They provide a sleeping bag and down jacket if needed to help on the costs also
Written April 5, 2023
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Darren H
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
You could not ask for a better guided tour. The team couldn’t do enough to help you. I would highly recommend any trip with Mr Lok Thapa and Mr Santosh Dhakal.
Everything was catered for and ran very smoothly. I found myself wanting to give up a few times but was encouraged many times and having my worries put at ease to get to Base Camp. I am so pleased that they helped me achieve a life long goal. I suffer with anxiety, paranoia and have ADHD which doesn’t help when you feel changes because of the altitude. I cannot recommend this trek with this company enough and I’m forever grateful for experiencing such an amazing journey through the world’s highest mountains. A truly unique journey.
Written December 9, 2022
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Dear Mr. Darren H, Thank you very much for your detailed review about your Everest Base Camp trek, and the services of Icicles Adventure. We are always trying our best to make experiences memorable, and we’re glad that we’ve achieved it! We can't wait to see you again! Thank you! Icicles Adventure Team!
Written January 13, 2023
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Lara c
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
I couldn’t recommend icicles enough for the EBC trek - The best experience and our guide Ram was incredible! Flights were delayed 27 hours from Lukla so my only advice would be to allow enough time either end as this is quite common. But we made up the time on the trek due to Ram’s experience and he helped keep the groups morale high throughout. Other then that the trip was seamless! Getting ill from altitude is also common but we felt so looked after when this did hit the group! Ram also went above his job role and rang an immigration officer for us about a visa issue and sorted it instantly! Indira was also amazing and so supportive in the preparation leading up to the trip and Prakash was the best assistant guide helping us every step of the way.

If you are debating on whether to book this trip just do it - a once in a lifetime experience that we will remember forever thanks to Icicles.
Written November 15, 2023
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Dear Lara, Thank you for your enthusiastic recommendation of our Everest Base Camp trek with Icicles Adventure. We're delighted that Ram's expertise and ability to keep the group's morale high contributed significantly to your best experience despite the flight delay challenges. We're also pleased to know that our team, including Indira and Prakash, provided exceptional support in preparation and during the trek, especially when dealing with altitude sickness and visa issues. Your advice to future trekkers about allowing extra time for potential delays is invaluable, and we're grateful for your kind words. We're thrilled that your trip with us was a once-in-a-lifetime experience you'll never forget. We look forward to creating more unforgettable memories with you in the future! Thank you
Written December 18, 2023
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Neelam M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
I have just returned from a trek to Annapurna Base Camp with my guide Sarala. I booked with Icicles Adventure as I have used them on a previous trek to EBC and I knew that I would be looked after from start to finish. My guide, Sarala was fantastic. She made sure I was prepared for each day and the trek went really well without any hitches at all. Sarala was great company too and I felt safe under her guidance. The ABC trek is really special in that you have a chance to see how local communities live and farm in the mountains. The terrain is very varied and I actually found the trek challenging because of the constant steep gradients up and down. I am already thinking and planning my next trek to Nepal and would definitely book with Icicles adventure and request Sarala again.
Written November 21, 2023
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Namaste Neelam, Thank you again for choosing Icicles Adventure for your Annapurna Base Camp trek and for sharing your experience. We're thrilled that Sarala provided fantastic guidance and companionship, ensuring a smooth and safe journey. It's wonderful to know that the unique aspects of the ABC trek, from local communities to varied terrain, made a lasting impression. We're excited about your plans for another trek in Nepal and look forward to arranging another memorable adventure with us. Your trust in us and your eagerness to return means a great deal to our team. Thank you
Written December 18, 2023
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