I return to do the Trek again with my son in the future
“I had Raj as a tour guide for a 2013 trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Feeling quite anxious about the trek, mainly because of my fitness, Raj immediately put me at ease. He has a very unassuming manner, a great sense of humor, and focuses on ensuring people have a fun experience and reach Base Camp without rushing.
Something that everyone in our group noticed was that of all the tour guides on the mountain, Raj was the one that was greeted most warmly at every stop by the locals. We all felt that having him as a guide got us the best rooms, best food, and those little extras that make the difference e.g. like spare blankets and heaters! I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Raj and when I return to do the trek again with my son in the future, will only use him.”
Raj was caring and well organized. He showed anything..
In 2013 I took part in a trip to Everest Base Camp.
I would like to say how much I enjoyed the adventure. It was the best trip ever for me and I cannot wait to visit the Himalayas again.
I have to say that not only fantastic views, atmosphere and my love for maintaining are the reason for my precious, happy memories. The people, there are extremely nice, our potters and Sherpa were very, very helpful, our guide, Raj was caring and well organized. He showed anything but professionalism and how well he knows his job in the mountains. I could not believe how precise he was in estimating times, organizing meals, making sure we get clean water, etc. He was full of knowledge about places and traditions. Open to answering so many of our questions. And when people start getting sick he was making well-informed decisions based on his experiences and the human resources he had. Even in that complicated situation he still made sure I arrived at the Base Camp.
Annapurna Base camp trekking in October 2014
Raj Thapa who was our guide to the Annapurna Base camp Nepal. Without exaggeration, he was the best guide we could have wished. He always tried to help his group, he was attentive, he always found a solution, when there seemed to be a problem.
We always felt to be in the best company with him. His experience helped us to learn about Nepalese history and society and of course the beautiful nature we were walking through. Raj always showed his responsibility for his group if necessary, for example when somebody felt sick at day and at night. With his good sense of humor he several times helped us to overcome difficulties. And as much as he showed responsibility for the trekkers he did for his porters.
Of course, I hope to come back to Nepal in a few years. Then I will try to contact raj and hope that he will find time to be our guide again.
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes Trekking via Chola Pass
In April/May of 2014, my partner and I joined a small group of trekkers to Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Lakes ( (Chola pass Trek)) with Raj as our team lead. Not only was this the most incredible trek with the most stunning scenery I have completed, but I credit our enjoyment of the trip to Raj. Raj looked after every member of the group, ensure we maintained a pace that kept us all healthy (minimizing the risk of altitude sickness!), knew our needs before we even did, and informed us along the trek so we could better appreciate what we were viewing and the culture we were visiting. Raj was flexible to our needs (itinerary, food) but always with safety first in mind! I would travel with Raj again in Nepal without a doubt and I highly recommend traveling Raj as a guide to anyone else considering one of these amazing treks he offers. You'll be in safe, knowledgeable hands as well as have a great travel companion along the journey!
Gokyo Lakes Trek in 2013, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in 2014
In 2013 I joined three friends from Australia for a trek to Gokyo Lakes. Raj (Rajendra) was recommended as a reliable guide so we booked him for our trek.
Being my first organized trek in Nepal I was apprehensive on the flight to Kathmandu and had no idea what to expect.
Raj met us at the airport and immediately I was impressed with his friendly relaxed attitude which dispelled any worries that I had.
Arrangements were well organized and concern for every detail made the trek run as smoothly as possible.
On a personal level, his command of English is good, so I learned quite a lot about the natural and cultural values of the Kumbu region and we talked about our life and families in Nepal and Australia.
On returning to Australia we exchanged emails and photos.
I enjoyed the trek so much that I returned in 2014 for another trek organized and guided by Raj to Annapurna Sanctuary and Jomsom trek to Muktinath.
I thoroughly enjoyed both treks and recommend Raj as a competent and caring guide.
I consider him a good friend and I am sure we will meet again.
Ghorepani,Everest base camp,Gokyo valley and Chitwan Jungle Safari
I have enjoyed three great treks with Raj and would recommend him as a wonderful guide. My first trek was to Ghorepani Poon Hill, with my friend Jo, and after that, we went to Mt. Everest Base camp, again with Raj as a guide. Last year I went on my own with him and we were joined by a friend of Ray's, Dee and we trekked to Gokyo Lakes and Cho Oyu (although I didn’t get all the way to Base camp, instead of stopping and turning around at Gokyo. Raj is to be recommended as he takes his work very seriously.
Annapurna sanctuary To Jomsom Trekking
I have had the great pleasure of knowing Raj for over 10 years, having Annapurna sanctuary To Jomsom trekked with him on at least 3 occasions. Raj is a true gentleman and an extremely competent guide. He is well equipped to lead treks to many parts of Nepal on account of his extensive experience. Raj is quite a special person with a most trustworthy and caring personality. He has the highest possible ethics and always gives 110% as a leader. It gives me great pleasure to recommend Raj to potential trekkers who place value on excellent and competent leadership, and on personal qualities of a very high order. I would be happy to confirm this testimonial to individuals or groups.
I made a wonderful trekking tour to Everest base camp
In October 2012 I made a wonderful trekking tour to Mount Everest base camp. Our tour guide was Raj. He showed us with enthusiasm the gigantic and fantastic world of the highest mountains of the Himalayas. The tour was perfectly organized and Raj took care that every one of our group could reach their own personal aim. With great expert knowledge, he introduced us to the mysteries of nature and the variety of cultures of his country. From Raj, I learned a lot about how the different ethnic groups in Nepal live together in a respectful and peaceful way. And he didn't teach it only but he also practiced it. For this experience, I am very thankful. So I hope I can continue my excursions in Nepal in the future... of course with Raj my tour guide.