I recently booked a last minute trek of the Annapurna mountain range through Royal Mountain after a completion of a G Adventures tour. I booked the trek for myself and 7 other companions. Our tour guide was Jagatman Tamang and his assistant was Krishna Lama. Both Jagat and Krishna were absolutely amazing! Since we were a larger group, we each had different levels of trekking experience. Jagat and Krishna did a wonderful job of keeping the entire group on an equal level that everyone enjoyed. They both were very knowledgeable and made the trek very fun for us.
Since I am a travel agent within the United States, I have experienced many different group tour guides with other companies. I can honestly say, Jagat and Krishna were some of the best guides I have ever had. I will be recommending them to any future clients I have who wish to visit Nepal. I can not express how much gratitude I have for them. They truly made our trek an absolutely unforgettable experience.
– Stephanie Gagnon
We recently used Royal Mountain to guide us on a very short trek up to Poon Hill. Our guides were extremely competent and very helpful. Jagatman and Krishna made sure that we were all safe and informed about the culture of the region. We had a very large group of 8 people, all with very diverse abilities and they still succeeded to get us all up the mountain together and safely and provide appropriate accommodations for us all. I would definitely request them again on my next trip to Nepal.
– Sarah Young
Thanks for this 3 weeks in Nepal, which were characterized by their employee to an exciting and relaxing vacation. Your drivers were all on time, friendly and had good advice. The leaders of Kathmandu and Patan were very competent , answered our questions and we had enough time to take pictures and own explorations. Our guide Indra Tamang and the two porter Deve and Penna made our walk to a highlight . Friendly, good-humored, meeting our wishes , we walked six days , the day ended every evening with very good food and playing cards together. We were impressed by the mountains and the nature that we have experienced during our hike and trekking tour in this beautiful area although, this experience was only possible by our three companions . If anyone is undecided ,contact Royal Mountain Travel ,they can plan the trip and then you have just to enjoy .
The next hike in Nepal for us again with Indra , Deve and Penna .
– Marie and Ute Degele
A couple of weeks are gone since we have left Nepal.
I would like to thank you for the beautiful holiday we had. Nearly everything was perfect for us. The program was very good and exciting – a bit of everything, trekking, culture, religion, city, countryside, jungle…We enjoyed our weeks very much. Now, as I see all my pictures, I remember all the days and evenings on the trek with our guides and the nice and friendly porters. They all were so cooperative with everything. It was an experience I’ll never forget.
I will recommend Royal Mountain Travel to everyone who wants to visit Your nice and exciting country.
Thank you for everything.
Namaste and Dhanyaabaad! icon smile Jost Daude
– Jost Daude
Our trek on Poonhill led us through a real enchanted forest where we would not have been surprised if trolls or fairies had crossed our path. Even the steep stairways have very clearly showed me my physical limits, the scenery was so spectaculair but more impressive were the people of Nepal led by our guide Indra Bomjam and our two porters Pena and Dev from Royal Mountain Travel. With their music (from mobile phones) and their singing they made in spite of hail and thunderstorms always the best of moods. We had a lot of fun, playing cards together in the evening with them. A cultural encounter that would not be possible, if you travel by yourself. I think it´s not necessary to mention, that Indra could answered all our questions. Even the ones that came after our journey. He answered via Facebook. We were told so beautifully: “Once Nepal is not enough” And the next time we come back definitely go with Indra, Pena and Dev!
– Waltraud Grunow,
Dear Sir or Madam,
Our trip has been unforgettable and full of new experiences for us. The mix of experience was very rich and the bandwidth of what was expecting us in Nepal was so wide. From experiencing life in the incredible city of Kathmandu to trekking through the Annapurna region – fantastic!
The fact that we could enjoy our trip so ultimately was mainly due to a very good overall organization. We were very satisfied with the overall planning and implementation.
Our guide (sorry, we did not note his name) during the two days in Kathmandu told us a lot about the city, the country and the people and answered our numerous questions extensively. He managed it to bring us into the right mood for your country as we ended up here for us in a completely different world.
Staying in the Sapana lodge was gorgeous. The staff was extremely friendly. The organization of our trips (elephant riding, Canoeing and Jungle Walk) has functioned perfectly.
Our trekking was exhausting but exciting in a breathtakingly, beautiful nature. The fact that we were able to enjoy it that much and were also able to overcome the effort so well depended in an essential way on the great guiding team of Rajesh Shrestha and Diamond (we forgot his nepali name). All the time we felt well supplied and safely. For the care for our well-being as well as the interesting discussions and good mood during the whole trip we would particulary like to say thank you!
Last but not least we were brought from place to place very safely from Madhav Khadka on your crazy streets. And for us it was a nice feeling to be received again by the same person – not least as we ended up with some delay from Pokhara to Kathmandu and did not know how it goes, we were very happy to spot a familiar face in the crowd.
Now we are a few days back in Germany, have many photos shown to our family and friends and told about our holiday for hours. In the end we always came to the conclusion that with the entire organization, from the initial interview with Prakash Dhakal about the Guides in Kathmandu and during the trekking to our driver, we were completely happy.
Each time we would book another trip to Nepal through Royal Mountain Travel.
– Ms Rupp & Hofmann
We have just returned from our trek to Everest base camp with Puspa Jung Kunwar from Royal Mountain Travel. We loved our trek and feel a full sense of achievement having completed a goal we had set ourselves, this would not have been possible if not for our guide Puspa.
From start to finish he was brilliant, he met us only a day after booking our trip and explained in full and answered all our questions and concerns for the following day, he picked us up from our hotel and helped us with every step. He was our alarm clock each morning, offered tiger balm when we had headaches, even carried our bags and waited with us when we had to wait for our helicopter (due to bad weather our flight was cancelled) Even after that he arranged and chased up to ensure we had arrived ok, our transport back to our hotel at the Kathmandu end – even tho we have left him to walk back from Lukla.
Puspa was always eager to help more, during the day he was always pointing out mountains, explaining the traditions and telling us of the local villages – he even took some amazing photos of us to show all of our friends and family back home and help capture our memories.
Puspa is a credit to Royal Mountain Travel who also from start to finish put our concerns to rest with the prompt and professional manner.
We will most definitely be recommending to all.
Thanks again for an amazing and memorable adventure!
– Jodie Newlands and Craig Hollands
Dear Mr. Dhakal,
Through this email, we would like to thank Royal Mountain Travel for making our vacation in Nepal a fantastic experience. During our 2,5 weeks in Nepal we visited Kathmandu and the surrounding valley, Pokhara including trekking and Chitwan. All transfers were arranged in a very professional manner, the cars and drivers were excellent. Our guides were very lovely, speaking English very well and they were able to answer all our questions.
We would especially like to thank our trekking guide Ram Bahadur Tamang. From the very first moment we met him, he was extremely helpfull and understanding of us. As a person, he is very friendly, funny and happy. And as a guide, he proved himself to be very trustworthy and supportive. We are both not very fit and Ram helped us reach Mohare Danda, encouraging us and telling us to take our time, every step of the way. He patiently showed us both the beautiful flora and fauna of Nepal, and taught us about the culture of it’s people. We felt very safe and comfortable in his presence and would like to show our appreciation for him via this email. Please engage him more often in the future, as he had a big part in making our vacation so special and unforgettable and we are sure he will be able to do this for any guests in Nepal in future. We consider him a very good friend, having gotten to know him quite well during our trekking. In addition, our porter Ram was also a very nice young man, carrying our bag with what seamed to be great ease and also helping us to reach our goal.
We will certainly recommend Royal Mountain Travel in general and Ram Tamang in particular to anyone we know wanting to visit your beautiful country.
With kind regards, thank you once again,
– Jan Otto and Ellen
Dear Royal Mountain Travel -Team,
With this email we would like to recommend the trekking-guide Indra Tamang and the porter Buddha Lama and give a positive evaluation for both: From March 25 to March 29 2014 we went on a trekking tour (Poon Hill Trek) with both of them – they were very friendly and also funny, and it was interesting to talk to them about different topics. But they were not too chatty, they also left us for us own when we wanted to. They were well tempered. We always felt safe in their presence.
Thank you – Danybad! – and best wishes – Namaste!
– Barbara Sochaczewski and Florian Urschel-Sochaczewski
Our life’s go ahead very quickly. It has already been several months ago, we had been with Royal Mountain Travel in Himalaya. I have met my friend Arnost last week. Both of us told that we could see the longer time from it the better the whole trek was for us. I would like tell you one more time. Thank you very much . We like all Nepal people we met. Mr. Trilo, jolly porters and especially you: for quick answers our questions, perfect and flexible organising our trek and Mr. Jagat for he was great guide and partner for us. His experience was really important for us to manage go across the Thorong La Pass in spite of high mountain sickness two of us.
Thank you very much and tell also our thanks Mr. Jagat if you meet him.
– Ctirad Foltyn