He was always respectful of us and other trekkers and we enjoyed his company.
Raj was friendly and helpful from the moment we met him at Kathmandu airport. It was our first trip to Nepal and it was great to have his guidance. He organized our trek and the flight to Lukla and made sure we had everything we needed.
We walked with Raj and a lovely young porter, Rudra, to Gokyo Lakes and over Renjo Pass; spectacular country and friendly open people. Raj loves his country and takes great delight in being able to answer any question you can throw at him.
We appreciated his advice and never felt that he was intrusive, he was always respectful of us and other trekkers and we enjoyed his company. Late in the trek, Ros was hit with a nasty dose of Nepalese belly and had to be evacuated by helicopter to Kathmandu. Raj managed the evacuation very professionally and the stress of the episode was much diminished by his competency. The helicopter flight was great! A night in hospital resolved the issue and we were soon back on track and headed east to tea country around Ilam for some rest and recuperation. When we returned three weeks later we met up with him again in Kathmandu and Raj was kind enough to take us sightseeing, helped out with packing when it was time to leave, and made sure we got to the airport without too much hassle. He is a nice man, you will like him. Thanks, Raj, it was a great holiday!
We had a wonderful trip to Nepal in November 2015
We had a wonderful Langtang Valley and Gosainkunda Pass and Helambu Trekking trip to Nepal in November 2015. Raj was meticulous in ensuring the trip ran smoothly organizing our multiple transport needs and many different types of accommodation from tea house to top-class during our two-week adventure. Raj catered for our need to be flexible with our hiking days and how we spent our time in and around the city. Nothing was too much trouble. He has an incredible knowledge of and interest in Nepal and he also brought to life the flora and fauna of the country. He was a great leader and brought with him a team of drivers and porters that were eager to help and support our journey. We cannot recommend Raj highly enough to you.
Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in October 2015
I want to say thank you again for our wonderful Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Tour. Two weeks I was getting surprised by new things, sights, and information about exotic cultures, castes, religions in Nepal, that is not just a set of beliefs or rituals handed down from generation to generation but a way to reach harmony and tolerance for many different cultures and ideologies. Owing to you I found out that Nepal is probably one of the friendliest and most mysterious countries in the world.
You did a very good job. You and your team were very helpful and professional with all our questions and requests. Our holiday trip was well-organized and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who wants to visit Nepal.
Trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour
Dear Raj and Nepal Gateway Team!!!
We want to say thank you after Noemie and Guillaume's trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and Chitwan Jungle Safari tour with you. They have been happy with EVERYTHING you organized for them, including the lodges, the routes you chose for them, the hotels, the buses you succeeded to put them on in spite of the petrol shortage and most of all the guide and porter who traveled with them. Thanks a lot for all!
We hope things are going better for you and your company and for Nepal too.
We keep saying that Nepal Gateway Trekking Company is a fantastic trekking tour Organizer Company in Nepal.
Bye for now, keep on! Good luck!
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking in Nepal
I was lucky to get in touch with Raj while I was still planning the journey. In fact, a friend of mine, who traveled to Nepal before, highly recommended Raj as a guide.
From the very beginning, Raj gave us enough information about the journey itself and the necessary preparation. He made all the arrangements in advance. We didn't have to worry about the transportation, hotel, money exchange, etc. He even provided us with some necessary supplies for the trekking (e.g. sleeping bag, walking sticks, etc).
During the trekking, Raj was very attentive, responsive, and very involved. He provided us with a unique first-hand experience. He was trying to show us more of the hidden treasures of Nepal, rather than the typical touristic spot. Raj was taking care of our comfort but at the same time, he let us peek into the real Nepalese lifestyle. Raj is a great guide, an amazing person, and a good friend. I am glad I met him and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to experience the real, unique, and breathtaking Nepal!
Once again, thanks a lot for the amazing time in Nepal!!! I really loved it!
Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking
Ghorepani Ponhill trekking in Nepal
“Nepal was great! It was even better with Raj as our guide. He is very reliable, caring, and easy to get along with. He'll be honest with you and let you know if you’re getting ripped off by people. He knows the best places to buy souvenirs, safe places to stay and eat in. He is very knowledgeable about the history, politics, and culture in Nepal. He gave us a good sense of the people there and the culture. With him, as our guide, we really felt safe which was very important since it was only two of us girls going on the trip. He'll give you the right amount of push when you get tired of trekking/hiking too!! Very encouraging! If I were to ever go to Nepal again I will definitely use Raj as my guide again! And I would definitely refer him to all my friends without hesitation!! ,"
Hope this is good Raj!
Hope your business is a success!!
Gokyo Ri Trek April 2015
We went trekking with Ram and company this April with 3 other friends. It was our first trip to Nepal and loved it. Second trip for our friends with Ram. Even though I was a bit unsure at first, Ram was very helpful, caring, and thoughtful. At all times we were his main concern, I would highly recommend this company for their attentive service, knowledge, and great company. We did not get to Gokyo Ri as we were snowed in at Dole for 2 days, but we still had the best adventure going to other villages as suggested by Ram. We will b returning in 2018 to finish our trip but adding Everest Base Camp and the men want to climb Island Peak I think, not me. Nepal gets under your skin, the views, people, food, and most of all the Yaks. I just love them as our friends and Ram will tell you, so peaceful there. We only made it to Bangkok 2 days before the Quake. Not our time thank god.
I wish the people a quick recovery from this awful Quake and may they keep their beautiful nature and great faith. Thank you Ram for introducing us to Nepal and your great work in helping your people through this horrible time. Namaste.
Adventurous alternative trekking route with a reliable and attentive support crew
Namaste and best return greetings from Wayne in Tasmania.
We agreed that the service you and your team provided during our long-range remote area trek in Dolpo District, north-west Nepal was exceptionally good in all regards. This trek was obviously difficult for you to organize because of the airstrip closure at Juphal, meaning a complete replanning and re-organization of our routes and schedules was needed.
Despite these difficulties causing much extra work, you still provided us with an impressively attractive and adventurous alternative trekking route with a reliable and attentive support crew, who supplied three wholesome healthy meals each day and provided daily campsite duties effectively and courteously.
I personally found your organizational skills and attention to client needs were extremely considerate, effective, and commendable. Your successful treatment of my respiratory illness at Phoksumdo Lake; the numerous and complex mobile phone calls at the trip’s end, which enabled our stranded group to be safely extracted from our weather-bound remote airstrip by helicopter in time to catch international flights, demonstrated beyond doubt your ability as a first-class trekking guide.
Because of your unsurpassed devotion and duty to our Tasmanian group of trekkers in extremely difficult circumstances, I have no hesitation in recommending you and your guiding company to all prospective clients, who may enquire about your future services in Nepal.