Frankie FrancisUnited KingdomPublished: Friday, April 20, 2018
Firstly I'd like to say this is an excellent website and I'd recommend your company to anyone thinking of trekking trip down your way. As for you Raj its great to see you're doing well, thanks for the informative and humorous time you spent with us on the trip.
Steven Ben BrodieNetherlandsPublished: Friday, April 20, 2018
My trip with Responsible Adventures and the charismatic founder Raj Tamang was one of the most memorable I have ever taken. All of the staff involved seemed happy in their work and delighted to offer their advice and insight on everything from Nepali history, food and the mountains. I hope one day in the not too distant future to travel again with Raj and his company in Nepal and I would have no hesitation in recommending other potential visitors to Nepal to investigate what Responsible Adventures has to offer them - great experience and great fun!
Dave CostaAustraliaPublished: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
We did a 28 day trek through Kathmandu and then up to Everest base camp. Raj was quite simply the best guide and organiser I have ever come across. He has a western way of thinking and really understood what we wanted and made it happen. From food to accomodation Raj accommodated us perfectly and it made for a fantastic experience!!
Kiran KhanAustraliaPublished: Monday, August 29, 2016
If you are traveling to the Everest/Nepal region and are looking for a guide or trekking company, I would highly recommend Responsible Adventures. They were very professional, spoke immaculate English and were knowledgeable in the area and we had a great trek up to Base Camp with them. Looking around on the internet before we left they seemed to be a little more expensive than some of the other companies but we were very impressed with the way the leader Raj corresponded with us and was able to customize a schedule that suited our needs. The extra money was worth it if for no other reason than that we had our own chef who overlooked all the meals prepared for us (sometimes having to take control of bad hygienic situations so our health would not be compromised…what price do you put on your health?).
We crossed paths with a number of different groups on the way and were sometimes appalled at the low level of English spoken by the guides that were running the show. In fact, we had a number of outsiders comment on the level of service that we were receiving compared to what they were getting. Definitely, worth the extra money, the small things added up to a much better overall experience.
Safe to say it was one of the most memorable experiences of our lives, the region is just spectacular! The trek was a lot harder than we originally anticipated but we were a group with no previous trekking experience so we're not really sure what we were in for. Our trek leader Raj was with us from the moment we arrived at Kathmandu airport until we caught our plane home, which was actually longer than he was meant to stay with us. It was great having him there for the extra days especially beforehand as he took us to all the right places to buy or rent the necessary gear for the trek. Looking back, had we not spent those extra days in Kathmandu we would have been severely under-prepared. He also took us out to a lot of the local places and gave us a taste of authentic Nepalese life but we were staying in 5-star hotels in Kathmandu so we were able to escape the bustle and dust when we had had enough, which was important.
Most important items were a hired sleeping bag that was a saving grace against extreme temperatures and a camel pack for water so you don’t have to keep stopping to re-hydrate.
I would go back to the region in the future, perhaps the Annapurna trek next time and I believe Responsible Adventures do that trek, so for me, it’s a no brainer to choose them again. We all would consider Raj as a friend now and certainly someone who you would trust with your life as that’s what you are doing.
Stephanie J. WeedonUnited KingdomPublished: Monday, August 1, 2016
My first trip with Raj was around the Annapurna region. Raj and his staff were incredible, and everything was planned out to perfection. the meals cooked were excellent and very varied. There was a mix of Asian and western food, and both were done well.
It is so nice to have a guide who can speak perfect English and has a real grasp of western culture, through this, he was able to really articulate key cultural differences between us and the people we were seeing. It was also evident that he was working hard to reduce the impact that we were having on the surrounding country.
2 years after our first trip to Annapurna my father and I returned for another trip with Raj, this time for Luxury Everest base camp. The service and care again were excellent, and I could tell that Raj had experimented with different foods and these were added to the menu.
Raj worked well to keep us motivated and at a steady pace to ensure we made it to our destination, even though the more challenging wet season.
I would definitely recommend Raj and responsible adventures, a truly professional and personal service.
Foo Chee ChangSingaporePublished: Friday, June 24, 2016
Raj and his superbly run Responsible Adventures is my go-to when I do guided treks in Nepal, and when my friends ask for recommendations for trekking agencies.
My experiences with Responsible Adventures have always been excellent - knowledgeable and accommodating guides who are experienced with regards to safety and the terrain that they lead clients through.
Look out also for the special treats available on every trek. I haven't trekked with them for 5 times for no reasons. All in all highly recommended!