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“Incredible, Unforgettable Experience”

Earthbound Expeditions
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Earthbound Expeditions is an award-winning adventure travel company offering many trips including a private day hiking tour of Kathmandu Nepal.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
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“Incredible, Unforgettable Experience”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Usually independent travelers and not fond of traveling with large groups, we decided to go with a tour company only a few days before leaving for Nepal at the recommendation of friends who had recently traveled there. Found Earthbound Expeditions on Trip Advisor and believe it made all the difference in the world. Rajan worked with us to develop and tailor a trip that met and then far exceeded our expectations. For the majority of the trip, it was the two of us and our guide, Nama. Rajan met us at the airport in Kathmandu, made sure we got to the domestic terminal with no issues and continued to check in with us during our trip to make sure everything was going as planned. Our guide, Nama, was tremendous. It was like traveling with a very knowledgable, old friend. He proactively took care of everything behind the scenes that I am sure would have otherwise led to great frustration. It appeared seamless, yet I know took a great deal of coordination and time to set up. We were just able to enjoy an incredible two day trek from Pokhara to Ghandruk and back, paragliding in Pokhara, trips to the World Peace Pagoda, the lake in Pokhara, and the best place to watch sunrise over the mountains. He was a wealth of knowledge about trekking, Nepal, local culture and customs, and really any other question we had. Once back in Kathmandu, Nama continued to guide us through the top sites in the city - Boudhanath stupa, Bhaktapur, Durbar Square, and the Pashputinath Temple. I hope to be able to return to Nepal some day and will most definitely plan that trip with Earthbound Expeditions.

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London, United Kingdom
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““Wonderful Nepal trek””
Reviewed January 15, 2013

After some vigorous vetting through the Lonely Planet Website – Earthbound Expeditions stood out far and above on what they offered in value, their itinerary and what was included. Along with this, Rajan was happy to tailor our trip to our needs.

Due to time constraints, we booked the Ghorepani trek which would give us the opportunity to also see some of Kathmandu & Pokhara. Rajan and his team didn’t disappoint - From the initial Airport pick up, welcome phone call and also welcome meeting, we knew that all our needs would be met.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara was booked in advance for us and was of perfect standard. As was the pre-arranged flight to Pokhara which ran on schedule.

The Kathmandu sightseeing tour included in our itinerary was fantastic! – Visiting 4 different sights it was very educational. The guide was extremely informative and the day itself was breath-taking – I would highly recommend.

The trek itself was truly remarkable and we decided to take up accommodation at the teahouse lodges. Our guide and porter were very attentive going beyond their call of duty. Food was filling and tasty and we were always left with them us asking if we were satisfied. Gopal was our guide and a pleasure to spend time with. The porter too was very helpful and always cheerful.

Again, the trek was flexible in how much distance we wanted to cover and which villages we preferred to stay in. Gopal was great in finding the best rooms with a view and the best tea houses for comfort.

The trip finished with a Nepalese evening and dinner with Rajan. It was a nice gesture and end to our trip. We will be back!

Visited December 2012
6 Thank James K
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Winchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Excellent service and great value for money - do not hesitate to book your trip with Earthbound Expeditions!”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

From our first enquiry, Rajan at Earthbound Expeditions was nothing but helpful, responding to emails promptly and advising on an itinerary for us. From the minute we arrived in Nepal we were well taken care of – we were picked up then settled into the Thamel EcoResort, where all the staff were helpful and friendly and they put on a great breakfast buffet!

We started off on the Poonhill Trek which was beautiful and our guide Gopal was brilliant, making sure we had the rooms with the best views, advising on the best eating and drinking options – all around attentive from start to finish. He was also incredibly caring always checking we were okay and even helping us down some of the steep and icy paths! As two women travelling alone, he made us feel very much at ease and we would not hesitate in recommending him to other women travellers.

For the second part of our trip we had intended to go to the Everest region but unfortunately on the morning we were due to fly to Lukla we had to change our plans as my mum was experiencing some symptoms of altitude sickness from our first trek. Even though it was such short notice Rajan was able to change our flights to the following day to allow another rest day in Kathmandu and the chance to go to the doctors. In the end she was advised not to return to altitude, so Rajan cancelled the flight and rebooked us onto a Mountain Flight so we would still get the chance to see Everest. Rajan and Gopal then came up with a new trek for us to do in the Kathmandu Valley. Once again Gopal catered to our every need on this beautiful trek through traditional countryside with wonderful panoramic views of the mountains, and unlike the Annapurna trek we hardly encountered any other tourists which was great!

We were so impressed with Earthbound Expeditions and the way nothing was ever too much trouble, Rajan completely rearranged our itinerary at short notice and for no extra cost – he even accompanied us to dinner on our final night! I cannot speak more highly of Rajan and the excellent way he treats his customers - please do not hesitate to book a trip with Earthbound Expeditions!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Amanda H
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Oakland, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nepal is breathtaking”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

My friend and I went on the Ghorepani/Poonhill trek and had an amazing time. Nepal is absolutely beautiful and the people are incredibly friendly. The trip was well organized, and our guide Namaraj was very helpful and attentive to our group's needs during the trek. One of the best experiences I've had traveling.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful time in Nepal with Earthbound Expeditions - Rajan Simkhada”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Our trip to Nepal was truly memorable and wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed your hospitality and the tour arrangements that you had made for us. From the time we landed at Kathmandu you took care of everything. This probably differentiates you from other Tour operators who leave you to your own devices once the booking is made. When we started our tour, you kept in touch with us on an almost regular basis by phone and answered all of our queries. Nothing was too big or too small for you and you dealt with our every request promptly. For this we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Visited October 2012
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