I and a group of 15 adults (men and women) of mostly aged 50 and above entrusted ourselves with Cholendra and his assistants for a 18 day Mount Kailash Yatra. With love, care, knowledge and assistance beyond their normal duties Cholendra and his team ensured all 16 of us completed the Yatra. Moments of despair among us were put to rest or resolved by Cholendra and his able and trusted team always with captivating smiles, jokes and relevant advice or suggestions. Cholendra's well chosen and friendly Tibetan guide, Tashi was likewise a bundle of energy always attending admirably to the smallest of needs. I, the oldest at 69 years had a pleasant and memorable Yatra. I would highly recommend them for their tours.
Thank you Cholendra, Tika, Purna, Kedar, Buddhi, Tilanath, and Kumar. God bless you and your families
To undertake the Mt Kailash/ Mansarovar Yatra with completion of the outer Kora is a dream.
My dream became a reality this June, thanks to Himalayan Joy Adventure.
My initial contact with Mr. Cholendra began almost a year ago. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful about any questions I asked. His prompt replies to my queries were very comforting.
I had read and heard about this trip but nothing could have prepared me about how arduous this journey is.
However, Cholendra and his team were always calm confident and went about whatever needed to be done.
Coming down the Dolmala pass I felt that my legs could not possibly walk another 14 Kms.
However, Cholendra along with his Tibetan counterpart Mr. Tashi scrambled to make alternative arrangements. No horses available!! However, they were able to arrange for a 4 wheel drive for me.
I cannot say enough for Himalayan Joy Adventure and the entire team. They are outstanding in their commitment to the safety and comfort of travelers under their care.
I am hoping to do more trips in Nepal and Bhutan with Cholendra and his team.
THANK YOU Himalayan Joy Adventurer and keep up the good work.
A group of 9 and all made it! This was my second trekking adventure and definitely, a tougher journey which created an amazing memory and my heartfelt gratitude goes to the perfect blend of guides, porters and supportive trekking mates. First, the friendly lead guide, Tika - firm, experienced leader whose actions speak volumes as a guide, a motivational tool on two feet, and his excellent videos and photos were added benefits! Next, Nara and BB - cool father and son team who took care of us as their own family, sensitive to our needs and extremely mindful. Finally, mighty ''dhal bhat power" porters - abundant Nepali smiles despite the load!
With my limited trekking skills, EBC trek wouldn't have been possible if not for these guys who go the extra mile or miles to make our bucket list wish a reality. Utmost respect for this team and their selfless service! And yes, get ready for next year, 2020!
My friends and I engaged the Himalayan Joy as our agent/guide for our trek to EBC on the 21st March 2019 - 1st April 2019. It was a wonderful and amazing journey - guides (Tika, Nara, and BB) and porters were excellent and they always kept an eye on our well being. We felt very comfortable throughout the hike and bonded well. Thank you for the amazing experience.
It was a long time bucket list item to do the Everest Base Camp trek with my high school buddy. I would travel from Auckland/New Zealand and he from Melbourne/Australia. Once we agreed it was happening in January of 2019, then it was a matter of HOW? We started lots of research online until my friend stumbled upon Himalayan Joy via a friend's referral........and we were not disappointed.
They are well organised, very professional but most of all the personal human element was the winner. Unlike large corporate tour groups which may at times be inflexible with schedules, Cholendra was completely open to dates and months. And provided absolutely valuable information about trekking in Nepal which helped us with our decision making. The pricing was reasonable as well. Any additional things we added on was dealt with very honestly.
Our guide Tika and porter Nara were the best! We even had a debate with another group as to who had the best guides!!...lol.
At the end of our trek we had some days to spare so HJA organised all the travel and accommodation for our short 3 day excursion to Pokhara. Tika accompanied us and we had a great commentary on Nepal and its culture during the 6hr drive.
If its an unknown adventure and your first time, you want complete reassurance on everything.....pleased to say we did! What a beautiful part of the world to visit.