“I have used Nepal Sanctuary treks many times over the past 3 years to organise and guide everything from simple day walks and weeklong tea house treks with my family, to 3 week expeditions to climb some of the high trekking peaks in Nepal. On each and every occasion I have found them to be very professional and thorough in their preparation for the trek, and on trek the guides and porters were excellent. For the mountain expeditions the equipment supplied has been excellent and the food has been delicious, hygienic, plentiful and varied. Having compared them to other agencies I also believe they offer good value for money.
I have recommended Nepal Sanctuary Treks to my friends over the years and will continue to do so.”
Brilliant family. welcoming, knowledgeable and professional. Used them on a few treks, including a successful ascent of Mera Peak. Woo hoo
My name is Theo Kossart and I believe that you are considering utilizing Nepal Sanctuary Treks for an upcoming trip in Nepal.
Tulsi has provided me with many services over the last 24 years, from organizing raft support on kayaking expeditions to internal flights (where he seems to have good contacts at many airports around the country, which I think is important when flights are canceled, delayed frequently), accommodations, to full expedition support. In 1998, I organized a 7 men team to climb Mt. Pumari, and we had an additional 12 friends and family trek to Base Camp. Tulsi, competently organized all permits, provision, supporting staff and internal transport. Subsequently, similar expedition support was provided in 2001 when we made an attempt to climb Mt. Everest from Tibetan side, and Mera and another full-service expedition to Chamlang in 2010.
His company is competent, reliable, trustworthy and hard working. His ability and network of contacts allow him to solve those problems that present themselves from time to time when traveling in such a country.
I have recommended Tulsi to others to their satisfaction, and have no hesitation in utilizing his services again.
Nepal Sanctuary Treks is a great trekking company! They arranged a recent trek for me for 12 Dartmouth College singers. They had a fantastic time and everything was organized extremely well. Furthermore, it was safe from every standpoint. I highly recommend them and the family owners are great too!
I met Tulsi of Nepal Sanctuary Treks in 1998 on my trip to Nepal. He has recommended to me while I was in Nepal. I found him to be very helpful, knowledgeable, and a great person. We became friend and kept in touch. When I decided to arrange a trip to Tibet for five of us in 2000, I contacted him and he helped me to arrange a wonderful custom tour. He met or exceeded all of our needs. When we ended up leaving Tibet a day early, we called him and his brother showed up at the border right on time. To do that, he came up the night before so that he would be sure to meet us. Only someone who has crossed that border can understand what that meant!
I recommend his services and him as a person unconditionally. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have. My phone number is 360-297-3480. I worked out of my home, so feel free to call anytime between 8 am and 9 pm PST. I would also be happy to answer any question by email.
Tibet is an amazing experience. I have arranged my own travel in a number of countries and feel comfortable doing so. Tibet is one country that I would probably not do it. It is best to work thorough a travel agent, especially one like Tulsi that can help with the rough spots.
Yes, we had a good flight back to Hong Kong. We were all tired but content and happy with our experiences in Nepal. The students have written some good reflection papers with pictures to capture their experience. They were all impressed with the scenery, of course, but more than that the uninhibited friendliness of the people they met. Some could not understand, that though they were poor, how the children at the schools we visited could be so happy. And several have already decided that they will return to Nepal – “once is not enough!”
Thank you and your whole crew for taking such good care of us – as always! The other teachers were also very impressed with Nepal Sanctuary Treks’ professionalism and you own gentlemanly manner.
I would like to thank you once again for a well-organized trip. We all had a great time. I am sure you will have some return customers. I specifically would like to thank you for the special consideration you gave to Patrik.
Thanks for your efforts in organizing a wonderful trip. Sorry I didn’t email you earlier to thank you for your amazing hospitality.
The date for next year’s CAS week is:
CAS Week will run from Tuesday 27th October till Friday 30th October
I was thinking about doing the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. We don’t need to do anything yet, as these are draft dates but I thought I would forewarn you; I am sure the trip will be well subscribed next year as everybody loved the trip you organized this year.
I just returned from the trip of a lifetime in Nepal. Before I started reading about the many magnificent places to be explored I thought Nepal was all high altitudes and snowy mountains.
Actually, the country is at the same latitude as Florida and the southern jungle area, which borders on India, is the same altitude as lower parts of the Bay Area.
After deciding the level of trekking I thought I could manage (I’m 67 years old) and the various villages and town I wished to explore, I contacted Nepal Sanctuary Tours, a small, environmentally sensitive group, and discussed various options with them. Tulsi, the owner of the company, made all arrangements for hotels, lodges, tours, treks and transportation.
Since I was traveling on my own, it was very important to me that I have a reliable guide and safe accommodations. After contacting other people who had done both individual and group treks with Tulsi, I felt very secure with the arrangements and the itinerary he had devised.
Three very different but relatively easy treks were developed specifically for me: The first, a four night trek around the Kathmandu valley, provided beautiful views of the valley and central Himalayas. The lodges were very comfortable, with private baths and excellent meals. This trek never exceeded 5,000 feet. The second, a five night trek around the Annapurna Mountains afforded even more spectacular scenery and although the trekking lodges were more basic, all were clean and cozy, serving tasty and varied foods. Although this trek reached altitudes of over 9,000 feet, the ascent was gradual and very manageable.
The last trek took me to the Everest area where I spent 10 memorable days enjoying the varied scenery, picturesque villages and snowcapped peaks. In this trek we reached elevations of 12,800 feet but again the ascent was gradual and two different days were spent acclimatizing.
My guide for all treks was Lakpa Sherpa, a very pleasant young man who spoke excellent English and took care of me as he would his mother. Whether it was pointing out special sights, assisting me along the more difficult sections of trail, arranging for my food and lodging or explaining the customs and culture of the various tribes, he was always there for me, anticipating my every need.
Besides the treks, I also visited Chitwan National Park, Palaces, Lumbini, birthplace of Lord Buddha and many temples and shrines.
Tulsi takes a special interest in all his clients, keeping in close contact with the guides during all treks and travels and making sure everything goes as anticipated. When he asked me to critique my trip, all I could say was that it exceeded all expectations and I can’t wait to return for a repeat visit.
Nepal is a very safe and friendly country. I never had the slightest concern about going out at night in the towns or for my safety during the treks.
We have arrived back in the UK and wanted to thank you both and your team for making this a very memorable holiday for us.
Your professionalism and helpful advice throughout the planning stages and during the trip has been incredible I will definitely be recommending your services to friends and family wishing to travel to Nepal and hopefully we will be making another visit to Nepal in the near future.
Lastly please send our thanks again to both Lhakpa and Babu for looking after us during our stay there
Thank you for an outstanding organization of our trek. Not only will it be lasting memories but we are ready for more as you know…
I am so grateful for you Tulsi to have come to meet us this morning after the late arrival of your flight last night and a long separation from your family. It says a lot about your dedication and amazing human nature as you were all smile this morning.
We are very grateful for Prashant relentless answers and wonderful organization despite the difficulties linked to reduced electrify and also the issue (that soon will be we hope just a bad memory) with your little daughter.
Finally please convey our gratitude and friendship as well to Chandra. We formed a terrific team up there. Cyril and I were really dedicated to make me overcome my fear of heights while crossing the suspended bridges. We would not want to forget Purna or Nanda, our porter and all the wonderful people in the lodges we stayed at.
Comfortable with Internet Booking!!
I organized a trek for myself and two friends to do the Annapurna and Sanctuary Trek. After contraction a number of companies via the Internet, I chose to use Tulsi at Nepal Sanctuary Treks.
I was extremely pleased with the service we received via the Internet. Everything that was promised and organized via email was delivered at the quoted price. We had a fantastic time in Nepal and I can highly recommend using Tulsi to organize anyone’s whole stay in Nepal.”