We went with Accessible Adventure a five day trek on the Annapurna circuit. It entailed a bit of organizing from their side, as we went with kids (9 and 13) and wanted some extras, such as horses for the first days. Accessible Adventures did a great job organizing everything, from the pick up in Kathmandu to a safe delivery back again. The trek was a great experience, the only problem being afternoon rain most of the five days we were walking - this is unusual for March, so we had not brought proper rain gear. Most of the time we reached our guesthouse before the rain set in, but we had to seek shelter one day and then walk the last hours in the rain. But the rainy evenings/nights made for spectacular mornings and some great photo opportunities.
We had a great guide who bent over backwards to fulfill all our needs and desires, and the porters and horse guides were consistently smiling and helpful - and flexible, which was good as the kids werent always on their best behaviour (Why cant we go to a beach instead?*).
All in all it was a great trip and we are very glad we did it, and the kids really had a great time.
Finally back in Norway after a marvelous trip to Nepal, Bhutan, China and Vietnam, I would like to express our satisfaction to you and your team for organizing our trip to Nepal, Bhutan and China. Special thanks to Bhairam for organizing everything and to your driver for safe driving and to Lok for excellent guiding on the trek. And to you Tilak, for all the hospitality and for the dinner last night.
I hope to see you in Norway in the future and look forward to come back to Nepal as soon I can go to Tibet.
We recently booked 2 weeks Nepal tour package with Accessible Adventure. We visited Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Nagarkot and its surroundings; and then we went for hillside tour to Bandipur, Gorkha, Tansen; then we also visited the Lumbini, the place where Buddha was born. After that we went to Chitwan National Park to ride on elephant. We saw different kind of birds, rhinoceros, crocodiles, deers and monkeys. The evening live culture dance was impressive. All the places we have been were amazing. We were very much impressed by the beauty of nature. Our guide Binod was very much kind, informative and the driver Ram was punctual and his driving was always safe. He had to stop at many places while driving to show us the landscapes. We are 100% satisfied with the services provided by Accessible Adventure. We will certainly book our another holiday again with the company.
How disappointing - to have to return home last week after the wonderful trip that you orchestrated for us to Nepal!!
Our time in your country was fantastic and mesmerising; the kind people from your team looked after us all so well from initial arrival in KTM airport to the 5 day Poon Hill Trek to the Chitwan jungle elephant safari to the cultural and historical immersion of the Kathmandu city and valley areas. Such a great blend of activities for a family to challenge physically and to savour intellectually and culturally.
Many thought my wife and I were mad to attempt this with our 7 and 11 year old boys, and I thought our 3 week family exploration of Vietnam 2 years ago would not be surpassed; all misplaced feelings. This was superb and I would highly recommend to families your tailored individual packages; guided and assisted when we wanted, left alone to ourselves when we desired. Also, changes to what we wanted to do when in Nepal were accommodated with ease as my childrens\ energy surged and ebbed.
Of particular note, I would like to highlight the following individuals from your team:
Basu: Our guide on the 5 day Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Ghandruk trek. He was outstanding. So understanding of our needs and capabilities, so engaging with my little boys during the trek days and in the tea houses in the evening (card games are now addictive with the boys), and I enjoyed long talks with him over a few glasses of Roksy (my spelling!). We were all very sad to say goodbye to him when we departed from each other in Pokhara and my boys want an e-mail from him when he can!. I would recommend Basu highly as a perfect guide for families trekking with younger children; he is a superb man who will seek out the best food, accommodation and service for you; whilst also being great fun to be around on the long trek days and socialising at night.
Mr Thapa: Our guide in Kathmandu when we went to Durbar Square, Patan, Bhaktapur, Nargakot etc. He was such a knowledgeable, intelligent and articulate man. We learned so much from him about Nepali history, culture, Hinduism and Budhism. I especially enjoyed our chats about the challenges facing Nepal in the era of globalisation.
I would be grateful if you could thank again for me all those who assisted in our visit to Nepal, and pass my comments above directly to Basu and Thapa.
In the future, we would like to come back to Nepal when the boys are a little older and we can attempt an even more challenging trek. ABC, the Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp may be options when the boys are a little older and stronger.
I will definitely recommend you to my friends who fancy some adventure. In fact, you have some friends of mine with you now, who I recommended should go to Nepal with your company after your expert organisation of our trip.
Thank you for making this adventure happen for me, my wife and my young boys.
If families wish to e-mail me about our experiences and advice, please do so through Tilak. I would be delighted to assist you.
We also, wish you and your family, along with all Accessible Adventure Team, a Happy New Year and Best Wishes.
We hope year 2012 brings health, happiness, peace, prosperity and good business to all of your team, to You and to your family.
Under the skillful guidance of Accessible Adventure Team and your management, we enjoyed another excellent Everest Base camp Trek this year in 2011, as a group of 12-people, from Zirve Mountaineering Outdoor Sports Club, Turkey. All of our group members have asked me to convey their thanks again, to You and to Accessible Adventure Team. Our Group have expressed me their commendations towards your skillful coordination and teamwork organization during our activity.
Thus, we have shared during 2011, a second come back trekking activity with wonderful memories in Nepal, after our Classical Everest Base Camp Trek (Jiri-Kala Pattar ) activity that we have shared also under Accessible Adventure guidance during year 2008.
Thank you for having assigned Guide Narayan Khan to our activities, who, along with Kapil, were both very successful and helpful.
As more of our Club members and other friends in Tukey are expressing interest to visit Nepal, we wish and look forward to cooperate with you and your Company again, during coming years, also to other trekking routes in Nepal. It has been a pleasure working with you repeatedly, in the past. I am confident that it will be the same in future.
Best of luck in the New Year..