From the moment we were met at the airport in Kathmandu, the experience we enjoyed with Unique Path was excellent. Our first meeting with Babu and our guide, Rupesh, answered all out questions and we were immediately confident about our choice of trekking company. Nothing that followed ever caused us to doubt that initial confidence - the sleeping bags and down jackets loaned to us were perfect, the transfers to the start of the trek were an enjoyable experience in their own right, and the accommodation and food included in the package was so much better than we had been used to while trekking in India. The trek itself was outstanding; our guide Rupesh was terrific from the outset, a mine of information and giving us complete confidence in the arrangements he was making on our behalf. Our porter Resham was amazing, carrying our huge bags with a smile on his face and consistently ensuring that our rooms had been arranged and our bags deposited there before we arrived at the tea houses. The two of them just made the trip so enjoyable for us.
The trek itself went through a huge variation in countryside, from the beautiful lowland areas around Syange to the awesomely rugged mountains as we approached the Thorung La. Particularly delightful was the high level route from Pisang to Manang, with its amazing views of Annapurna ll. After the pass, Kagbeni was a fascinating medieval town, albeit with a branch of YacDonalds to show that it was at least aware of the 21st century. The hot springs of Tatopani were another unexpected bonus where we spent several hours in the hot water exchanging stories with other trekkers. The early morning views from Poon Hill were magnificent, particularly Dhaulagiri. And the last few days walk back down towards Pokhara, while different to anything that had gone before, gave us a wonderful finish to the trek.
A lovely hotel in Pokhara and a fascinating bus ride back to Kathmandu were just the icing on the cake.
Unique Path are a thoroughly professional operation. They tailored their standard trek to our requirements by building in additional days in both Pokhara and Kathmandu, and finally delivered us back to the airport to catch our plane to England. We shall certainly return next year for the Everest Base Camp Trek.
Neil Sutcliffe and Dorothy Woodcock - United Kingdom
Some words about our trip - Jiri to Base Camp
"Our 26 days of trekking was amazing and we have no regrets of using Unique Path Trekking & Expedition whatsoever. Next time we will organize our trekking again via Unigue Path. We appreciate the professionalism displayed by your organisation. We are looking forward to meeting you again personally in Kathmandu soon".
Leandra Hagen & Dave van Lit - Netherlands
We had a fanastic time trekking to Everest Base Camp with Unique Path. Everything was so easy to organise in advance, with Babu replying promptly and efficiently to our emails. Our guide Sanu was excellent, he took care of our every need and was really well organised, and very well informed always providing us with interesting information about the local area and people. He spoke excellent English and was good company. The amazing scenery of the Himalaylas was matched by the quality of service that we received from Unique Path, thank you for making our trip special.
Ryan & Kate, Edinburgh
Please pass on our thanks to Sanu,
Kate & Ryan - Ireland
"We found the trek experience both amazing and challenging. Our guide Suresh was extremely professional and gave us lots of information about the things we saw, as well as keeping us safe along the way. Our porter Dipak was also extremely professional, and our bags were ready for us each night when we got to our destination. They were also both fun and made our trip highly enjoyable."
"As it was our first time in Nepal, we found the service provided to us by Unique Path was fantastic. They provided us with transport, guides and someone to help us at all points even through a tough political strike. Because of Unique Path we felt very safe and cared for at all times. I am thinking of returning in a couple of years with my husband, and will definately go through Unique Path Trekking again."
I hope this helps, I have attached some photos for you to choose from. I have hundreds more if you need more!
Thank you for giving us a trip of a lifetime, if you need anything else you can reply to me on this email address.
Haylie Badman and TAMMY FLIER - Australia
I have to start by apologizing for not contacting you sooner.
This is Eric of Eric, Graham and John who trekked to Annapurna base camp with Raj, Raju and Preem between April 25th and May 4th.
We had no idea when we started planning our trip about which company to use. Ten years ago we went with Samrat Travels and I contacted them again for this trip. They were much more expensive than Unique Path. Asking among friends who visit Nepal we were told that you get what you pay for by and large, so that did not take us any further forward. In the end it was more or less a shot in the dark, but you always replied promptly to emails and that made us think we would be alright. So the question is what do we think now, when we are safely back home and recovered from jet-lag and catching up with gardening and painting?
We think that we happened upon a superb company! We doubt if there is anyone better in the whole of Nepal! So it is an enormous grateful thank you from all of us for making our trip so enjoyable. When you consider all the problems we were faced with it seems quite amazing that we did everything we set out to do. We were delayed almost three days at the beginning when the ash cloud prevented us from flying for two days and then late arrival in Delhi meant almost a day in the transit lounge. When we finally reached Kathmandu you changed the schedule without fuss and we reached Annapurna base camp on April 30th as originally planned. We had no idea that a general strike was planned for the beginning of May and confused messages began to reach us suggesting that tourists were not affected. We fully expected there to be a minibus to meet us at Nayapul on May 4th. It was a bit of a shock to find that we would have to walk back to Pokhara, but walk back we did and walked to the plane the next day. John suffered some strain in his leg and ended up limping in pain. Despite the strike we still managed the mountain flight on the 6th and our visit to Bhaktapur in the afternoon, wonderful!
Thankfully our flight home went according to plan.
I will be meeting friends in our local mountaineering club tonight (Thursday) for the first time since our return and I will, without the slightest hesitation, tell them that if they intend to trek in Nepal they should contact Unique Path for the best service.
From our arrival at the airport where your sign was easy to spot we had clean new transport, careful drivers, nice accommodation at the Marshyangdi Hotel, careful planning to suit our wants, good service from our porters and our guide Raj and everything happened at the time given. It really could not have been better organized. Thank you all for everything you did.
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Best wishes to you and all at Unique Path.