Nepal Adventure Vacation

A group of friends and I were lucky enough to have the chance to visit Nepal for a week in early April (2010). I'm not one for using tour companies, but due to the time constraints we had (only 7 days in country), it was decided that a tour operator would be the best way to do all that we wanted to in the short time we had.Out of the 3 tour operators we contacted, Raj/Responsible Adventures stood out as quality operator from the outset. Given the brief criteria we provided, Raj came back with a very well rounded itinerary. Over the following week through ten's of to and fro email, we massaged the itinerary into what we considered the ideal plan. During this process, Raj was very prompt with his response and more that happy to answer even our silliest questions.

Unfortunately we didn't enough time to attack any serious hiking, so rather we booked a series of smaller 'adventure' tours including mountain biking, white water rafter and paragliding. Raj was more than happy to coordinate these for us and provide the transport between the activities. When it came to the actual trip, it went off without a hitch bar NST (Nepalese Stretchable Time) which Raj warned us about. Raj met us on the first day, providing us with all the tickets/vouchers for the trip as well as introducing us to one of our guides. We were largely left up to our devices after this but happy with the knowledge that Raj was a phone call away to help us out.

We did strike a little trouble in Pokhara where we threatened with the cancellation of a critical internal flight. Raj got wind of this before we knew about it and managed to track us down to a hotel which we hadn't booked till the night before through his network of contacts. Although the flight did operate, he had prepared a list of alternatives to ensure that we did not miss our onward connections.

I can highly recommend Raj to anyone travelling to Nepal; whether to guide you a mammoth trek or to help sow together a less intensive itinerary. If and when I manage to make it back to Nepal, I will certainly be looking up Raj again, and taking up his offer for lunch after the tasty meal we shared with him! Service above and beyond expectations.

Nepal Adventure Vacation

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