I cannot give enough praise for Satori Adventures.
Rishi is an absolutely incredible host and guide, and now friend! He was extremely helpful in responding to our million questions before the trip. My friends and I like to be very prepared and Rishi thoughtfully and promptly responded to every question we had, whether small or big. He made us feel calm and ready for our trek to Everest Base Camp, and was more than willing to accommodate our request for an extra acclimatization day built into our itinerary. We couldn’t wait to meet him.
Upon arrival to Nepal, Rishi greeted us personally at the airport and immediately made us feel right at home. He took us to the hotel that he owns – the Kathmandu Garden Hotel – which is quite luxurious (air conditioning that works extremely well; crisp, clean sheets; and a clean bathroom). The following day we met our guide for the trip – Ganga – and he brought us around Thamel to pick up a few last-minute supplies and showed us some awesome cultural sites in the city, including the monkey temple and the great Buddha Stupa.
The next day we were picked up bright and early and we started our trek. Again, all the details of our transport and other logistics were taken care of seamlessly by Rishi, which was true of our entire stay in Nepal.
Our entire trek went off without a hitch – all thanks to the careful organization and attentive care by Rishi, the friendly and competent guidance by Ganga, and the strength and tenacity of our porters. We chose the mid-level accommodations, and they were generally wonderful. We got private rooms in every hotel along the trail, and private restrooms in most. We also were extremely grateful to have Ganga as our guide – he was patient, knowledgeable, and very goofy – just like me and my friends.
After our trek was over, we had a few extra days before we had to fly home, so Rishi organized a last-minute trip to Pokhara. We had a blast taking a tour of the city, visiting the World Peace Pagoda, and paragliding (!). Rishi organized everything for us including stay and travel to and from, so everything was a breeze.
Traveling with Satori is the way to go when trekking in the Himalayas – for a reasonable and fair price, you get treated with the utmost care and respect, every last detail is thought through and taken care of, and you will be safe and happy throughout your entire trip! I am very impressed with Rishi and his entire staff. Sending a big DHANYABAD from America! Hugs!
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