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Himalayas Testimonials

The trip was incredible! We absolutely loved our guide kazi Sherpa and would highly recommend you try and book your clients with him. He was what made our trip.

We would recommmend AWR to our friends. The itinerary was lovely, the accommodations were better than expected. There isn't anything we can think of to make the trip better.

Jennifer B., CO, USA
17-Day Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, April-May 2017

Highly recommend AWR . . . we have had wonderful service from AWR on several vacations. Very organized and reliable which is important when visiting unfamiliar countries . . . different money, languages, customs etc. Our India excursion was terrific.

Margot J., ON, Canada
4-Day Custom Golden Triangle (Taj Mahal and Jaipur), April 2017

Extremely likely to recommend Adventures Within Reach. [My favorite part of the trip was] Amber fort and the days in Agra.

Joe W., Taipei, Taiwan
7-Day India's Golden Triangle (Delhi and Taj Mahal), January-February 2017

Too many [favorite parts of the trip] to narrow down to one. I will say our guides were outstanding! The elephant ride; monkeys, monkeys, monkeys; Old Delhi; Gangtok; Darjeeling; and of course, the Taj Mahal.

Jolleen G., Washington, DC, US
23-Day Custom India Tour and Sikkim Trek, September-October 2015

I’m very happy with your services. Everything went according to plan and our guide and driver were very nice. I really enjoyed the day when we went to the arts and trade school. It was nice to see how the students were producing wonderful textiles, wood carving and paintings. Also the hike to the Tiger’s Nest was great. 

Overall, Bhutan is a very nice country to visit. The lack of mass tourism makes it a very unique place and the whole country has a very authentic feeling to it. I’d probably recommend people going there to try to do a few short hikes in the mountains, which are really beautiful.

Jorge C., New York, US
Bhutan, April 2015

Thank you for helping make our visit of India, Nepal, and Bhutan very memorable.  Everything was well organized from start to finish. (...) We had a great time visiting many wonderful places in India.   We grew quite fond of our driver Manohar over the nine days we spent there.  Our guides in each of the cities were very good and knowledgeable, and we did see a Bengal tiger on our first safari. 

We were very happy with our Everest Base Camp Trek guide Nawong, and Tul our porter. In Kathmandu we enjoyed our guide Dickshya's enthusiasm and commentary, and Surya the driver with his calm and kind disposition.  The sights were incredible (...).

Our Bhutan tour was excellent with lots of interesting sights to see and again a good driver (Sam), and a great guide called Dorgi.  Throughout the trip our hotels were very good without being stuffy or pretentious.  We were happy with the choices.  All were clean and most had a local flavour.  All the included breakfasts were quite good as well.  If we were to do it again, we would plan to spend an extra night or two in the Neemrana Fort hotel.  We were sorry to have to leave so soon. (...) 

Overall, it was a very interesting trip. Thanks again for helping make it all possible.

Jary M., Canada
India, Nepal Everest Base Camp, & Bhutan May 2013

We had a wonderful time and was probably one of the best trips we have ever taken. The people were amazing! My wife and I have been to several places around the world and we can honestly say our tour guide, Tashi Dorji, was by far the best tour guide we have ever had. On our second day we had "traveler's sickness" and was confined to our room for almost a day. Tashi tended to us like we were in a hospital. He went into town and got us banana's and drinks to get rehydrate us.

The destinations that we went to were perfect for the 7 days we were there. I would not have changed anything. The festival was just amazing.

Stephen L., Connecticut, USA
Bhutan, March 2011

The trip was really fantastic. The team was extremely knowledgeable and gave expert guidance, and I thought Nepal and the Khumbu region were amazing. 

I think the Guest / Tea houses were by and large excellent and we were pleasantly surprised by them. There were some really excellent places also like the Nirvana Garden hotel near the gate of the National Park (on the way down). The rooms in Gorak Shep were probably the murkiest (like Gorak Shep itself), but given it's location, that was totally understandable.

The Kathmandu Guest House was excellent. Some of the rooms there were hit and miss (small and dark) and others were huge, but the location and gardens were really fantastic. Far enough off the main drag in Thamel for some peace and quiet (when the local bands were not playing), yet close enough to the centre of action (and our favourite curry house !!).

Damian M.
Ireland
Everest Base Camp, October 2009

I would like to second Brian, and to thank you, our guide, and every one else that helped with the success of our trip to Nepal.

I must say, that every thing went smoothly from the arrival to KTM until our guide brought us back to the airport. Everything went without a single fluke! It is important to say that Rakesh and the team act in professionalism and with customer-satisfaction in their mind and spirit.

The trek was great and the views are breathtaking - there are no words to describe the view of the mountains with their enormous power.

Amir K.
Israel
Everest Base Camp, October 2009

The trip was great! Tibet and Bhutan were fascinating. The Bhutan people are so very wonderful I wanted to bring them back with me, great country. Tibet is so wonderful. Some areas are better than others, but the temples and the whole atmosphere with Buddhism is amazing. We had the best guide ever, and the driver was wonderful. We had a great experience.

Teresa C.
Florida, USA
Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, May 2009

See also: Nepal Blog from Tami and Trev April 2009

Just got back from an incredible adventure. Bhutan was more than I could have ever expected. There was an abundance of good travel karma throughout the trip. The guide, Bhim, was great, very accommodating, and personalized the trip in many amazing ways, and though him I got to know the people and the culture close up and personal. The whole thing went off without a hitch. Bhutan was the most amazing place I have ever been.

Carol F.
New York, USA
Bhutan, April 2008

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