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.
Me and my friend had the most amazing experience to trek the Everest Base Camp in January 2019. The success of our trek was in a big part due to the people at Himalayan Joy Adventure. And especially Cholendra, Tika and Nara. Thank you so much guys! These guys were recommended to us by some friends of ours who had previously used them to trek Mount Kailash. Cholendra and his team took care of us very professionally from the time we landed at Kathmandu airport till we left. Cholendra provided us with most valuable guidance and advice before we even left Australia in the lead up to our trip. While on the trek, Tika and Nara were absolutely fantastic. They took great care of us and trip's success is a huge credit to these guys. I will definitely use them again next and I will highly recommend them to anyone thinking of trekking in Nepal.
I contacted Cholendra from the agency enquiring about trek for 4 days. I described what I wanted and he and the team designed my dream adventure. I was more then satisfied with trek route suggestion costs, overall service and advice. Cholendra paired me with a guide who suited my style. I preferred to walk at a semi fast pace, and not talk so much. The guide respected this and provided knowledgeable info about the villages, plants, history etc all along the way which I appreciated.
As a solo, young female traveler, I felt safe throughout this testing journey which was key for me. It was a experience I'll never forget in all the positive ways and Cholendra and the team at Himalayan Joy Adventure brought this to life for me.
Thanks for everything!
I had a great time on this trek,although challenging at times ( slowly slowly!! ) Would like to thank my guide Deepak and young porter Suria for the laughs along the way,
The views were great under clear blue skies,and will live with me forever,as will Nepal.
A country all should visit ,if they can,once in a lifetime.It called me back a second time:)
Many thanks to Cholendra too for changing the itinery to accomadate my time on the trip.Great memories.
Cholendra and Himalayan Joy Adventures (HJA) organized this spiritual journey for us (a group of 18 Malaysians) in August 2018. HJA has been organizing such trips for more than 8 years - Cholendra and his team demonstrated this experience by looking into the most minute details of the trip and ensured our group experienced an explosive spiritual journey not only throughout the kora but also the trip before and after. HJA also made sure that our safety was their utmost priority and also added service features to enhance our experience... Cholendra, Tika, Nara, Poorna, Kedar and Buddha, thank you very much for going the extra mile all the time to make sure our needs are taken care... We look forward to working with you on the 2019 Kailash kora and hopefully able to go with you on your other organized expeditions such as the Everest and Annapoorna Base Camps... Thank you! AUM NAMASHIVAYA!!!