I joined a 16-days Nepal tour led by Royal Mountain Travel during the 2017 Christmas holidays. Although I skipped the trekking part, I did have a fabulous time in Nepal. It’s a great country that has a lot to offer in terms of cultural sightseeing, food, nature, relaxation, activities as well as retail therapy. The excursions during the tour were well organized, all with very knowledgeable guides. I am especially grateful for all the efforts by our local tour leader Mr. Bharat Bhandari, who has gone above and beyond to make the trip as pleasant as possible for us. I also appreciate that he stayed with us the entire night when we went to party on New Year’s Eve, ensuring that everyone came back to the hotel safely. I have traveled to 46 countries around the world by now and encountered quite a few tour leaders so far. And Bharat is really one of the most considerate, who genuinely cares about the well-being of his travelers. Thumb up!
My Partner and I travelled to Nepal in December of 2017. We trekked through the Annapurna’s and to Everest base camp. Royal mountain organised everything from the first pick up at Kathmandu airport to the final drop off for our departure. They sorted all the accommodation, transport, Guides and Porters. All of it was fantastic.
Especially the Guide. He looked out for us from the word go! Always smiling and treating us like true guests in his home. He appreciated that I loved photography and was looking out for great photos for me, he didn’t disappoint.Our trip was full of laughter and incredible experiences and our Guide, thank you Indra, was defiantly a huge part of it! Royal Mountain Travel could not do enough for us, fantastic company to deal with! Really made our trip an amazing experience! We will defiantly be back
Royal mountain travel has planned our trip through Nepal. We only had 23 days and did not really know what to expect in the beginning.
We had very stipt transport every time. From airport pickup, to hotel, to besi sahar, to pokhara, to chitwan and back to kathmandu. Eventually back to the airport. Never was a taxi late. Sometimes even 10-30minutes early!
The cars were always well taken care of and there was always a seatbelt available.
We were amazed by the driving skills of the drivers and we always felt safe. Although it is a lot different compared to our home!
We trekked the Annapurna circuit with Durgha and Baburam. We had an amazing time in their company. Even when acute mountain sickness kicked in at above 3500 meter, we could rely on the experience of our guide. Thank you Dhurga. You have made this an experience we will not forget. Also, the Annapurna is beautiful. We have learnt that we only knew about hills. As in the Himalaya everything is an hill unless it is 6000m plus and has snow on it. We had a lot of fun!
We were relieved that royal mountain has a good working environment for their porters. We were surprised by the amount of luggage some other porters (we do not know what company ) carried up the treks. Royal mountain has rules (15kg, 2 pax). This is a really good thing. You should never let them carry more!!
On our last day in Kathmandu our guide called us. Asked if we were still happy and wished us safe travels.
We were a little family (and i quote the guide) for 16 days. Danyebad!
We would definitely book here again and recommend it to our friends!
We made an Eco trek with Kiran as our guide. We can really advise this trek, you stay at communities and this trek is not commercial yet. We also recommend Kiran as a guide, thank you!!!
Great company, Kalpana was our tour leader for a day trip round panauti and Bhaktapur. Kalpana knows her stuff, very informative, fun, and a great 1 day trip round Kathmandu. If or when I go back to Nepal they will the first people I contact regarding my time there. Thanks guys
Dear Royal Mountain Travel,
After returning to Germany this week, the impressions of Nepal still linger and reside deep within our memories. There will always be a special place in our hearts for the group of Nepali who accompanied us onto the Annapurna Base Camp. Our guide Ram Tamang and our porters Hari and Chancha Lama could not have done a better job. From the day he introduced himself, Ram always put emphasis on our holiday, our goal to reach ABC and our health as the most important factors. We immediately felt we were in good hands and we have not been disappointed. Ram’s knowledge of the trek, the Nepali culture and his way of dealing with people left a lasting impression not only on me but on all of us.
We could go on pointing out all which has been great and since there has not been a single incident Ram could not solve, we want to cut a long story a bit shorter and tell you that we could not have asked for a better guide, more reliable porters or a better package. Ram delivered a marvelous job from beginning to end and you can be glad to have guides like him in your service. It is solely because of him and his team that we will look back amicably certain to return in the not too distant future.
Thank you Ram, Hari and Chancha Lama!
We are looking forward to seeing you again.
David, Hauke, Dominik and Rüdiger
My father and I had an unforgettable trip in Nepal in November 2014. We did a short trekking in the Kathmandu Valley. Our guides were probably the best you can get! SANU KANCHA TAMANG and KUMAR TAMANG. So I really have to write a review, which I never did before. They were taking really good care of us. We had lots of fun, the guys were singing for us, knew nice places to eat and drink. Were always observant for the crazy traffic in Nepal. We as tourist do not know the Nepalese habits, etc. They are flexible, friendly and good fun! And maybe just as important: Sanu explained us enthusiastically about the landscapes & the culture. He was still taken care of us when his job was already done. He arranged a quicker pick-up in Baktapur. He was really caring. So we definitely recommend these guys to other travelers.
Thank you Sanu and Kumar! We had an amazing time!
Mrs. Tamara Classen
We (couple from Holland) had a very nice trekking in Nepal, beginning of November ’14. Eco-tour in Annapurna region. Our guide was Indra Tamang. He is a very cheerfull, modest and adequate guide! We had lots of laughter with Indra. He knows the region good and arranged everything we needed or asked. Thanks Indra! Good luck with your job as a guide in Nepal!
– Ms. R. Andriessen
From october 20 till November 13 we spent our holidays in Nepal. Our motivation to go to Nepal consisted in many different trekkings to explore different places in Nepal. During our trekking trough the Kathmandu valley, the Annapurna range and in Jomsom we were accompanied by Mr. Sanu Kancha Tamang. Mr. Sanu Kancha Tamang was highly motivated to explain us everything we liked to know about the landscape, the population and their livelihood. In every situation he cared well about our findings and responded on our wishes, especially when we liked to change the itinerary on the Annapurna trekking. In difficult situations, when our flight to Jomsom had been cancelled, he managed the changes in the itinerary according to our wishes. On the fly back from Jomsom to Pokhara he managed to get an earlier flight for us, otherwise we would have had missed it due to difficult wind conditions. Thanks to him and your travel agency we could have some unforgettable experiences in Nepal
– Andreas Schomburg
Our trip from october 16.-23. 2014 was an outstanding experience to us. We booked the tour from Kathmandu via Pokhara, Kande, Pothana, Landruk, Gandruk, Tadapani, Gorepani (Poon Hill), Thikehungga and back to Pokhara. After some personal trouble at tour start (a heart attack – where our guide delivered the perfect support) we had a fine and relaxing tour. Even when we were really exhausted after arriving the guesthouse of the current legs. We enjoyd the wonderful scenery and the explanation of our guide as well as the hospitality of our small team. We would like to thank you for this outstanding experience which we wouldn´t have enjoyed so much without the tremenduous support of our guide Jagat Mantamang and his porter Krishna. Even the hotel in Pokhara and the flight next day from Pokhara to Kathmandu with the impressive scenery of the Himalaya was at its finest.
Thanks again and thanks to your team
– Gertrud & Karl-Heinz Sachs