It was a group of 4 who decided to embark on this adventure up Mt. Mera. Cholendra who was the main coordinator was very thorough in ensuring all arrangements were made - from insurances to our gear. We had a great team - TikaRai as our guide, 2 porters (Poorna and Panam), and Tenji Sherpa as our climbing guide. All of them were so friendly and ever ready to go the extra mile for us.
We had a few things not go to plan in the beginning. Our initial flight was cancelled, then the next day it was delayed, our original route was closed due to snow and we had to go the long way... but through all this, we were reassured and alternative plans were made without no fuss on our end.
The trek was so enjoyable with breathtaking sceneries (literally breathtaking too), good food and delightful company. My wife had gone with Cholendra’s team before and she spoke highly of his team - and I can see why now.
On our way to high camp at 5700m, we had bad weather (strong winds and extreme cold). My wife could not take the cold and needed to turn back. She was not in good shape and needed help getting back. The entire team pulled together and carried her down safety. They constantly made sure she was okay. Upon reaching basecamp, she got oxygen and whatever help she needed. The next day, we got a helicopter out to Kathmandu. This was necessary due to her clinical condition.
I am eternally grateful to the team for their excellent management and professionalism. It was unfortunate that we had bad weather and when we got back to Kathmandu were shell shocked by the pandemic that got the ‘world’ on lockdown. We left Nepal immediately back home and Cholendra made all the arrangements needed.
I hope to return to Nepal one day for another adventure, hopefully, this time with less drama in it. And without question, I would go with HIMALAYAN Joy.
We just came back after accomplished this amazing trek which organized by Himalayan Joy Adventure. Everything was perfect thanks to Mr. Cholendra and his staff.
This was our second experience with Himalayan Joy and we very much recommended.
The tour was very good and was one of the best trips I've had. The tour team was very supportive, encouraging and always had our backs. Thank you
This Kailash Yatra was Organised by Mr.Cholendra from Nepal and this is my third trip to Nepal . All my yatras were organized by HIMALAYAN JOY ADVENTURE group.Specially this MT KAILASH TRIP as all of know its not a easy yatra to do. But our guides Tika ,Kedar ,Kumar ,Takshi,and few others from Tibet were so great souls.With devine power in them they made this tour possible for us. With gods help and with great experienced people like cholendra and group we had the most wonderful yatra.I take this opportunity to thank MY BROTHER MR NAVA and all in our group who made this yatra possible for us. Om nama sivaya. Hope to join in your many more upcoming trips . Thank you Himalayan Joy Adventure or the great Job done.
My 2nd yatra to Kailash with Himalayan Joy Adventures was nothing but spectacular. The meticulous planning by Cholendra's team from the moment we arrived in Kathmandu, right through to arranging 4x4 vehicles for ground movement, hotel bookings during the journey, preparing fresh and warm food at every stop, making sure the guides and helpers were attending to our needs, taking care of customs and immigration both in Nepal and Tibet (China), and to attend to all personal needs of the yaris were done with extra ordinary professionalism and an ever warming smile.
On this occasion, Cholendra, with his counterpart Tashi in Tibet organised the side trip to walk towards the North Face of Kailash to reach within 20 meters of the Grand Mountain. It was a surreal experience that will remain etched in my body and soul and bring back spiritual moments that are beyond description. To be alone with the "father" in grand snow-covered auditorium, watching in awe the grand pillars of the cathedral that arise in front of you like the gates of the yonder world with the swelling winds humming AUM, the pranava mantra, is a mesmerising and fully absorbing experience.
Thank you Cholendra for yet again making us all feel at ease in some of the most trying and challenging moments of the yatra. God bless you.