My friend and I have just returned from a great 26 day trek to Manaslu & Tsum Valley with Nepal Mother House.
The owner of Nepal Mother House, Karna, was a joy to deal with from the start, being very professional and helpful at all times. The whole experience was very easy with Karna organising all the details whilst allowing us the flexibility we desired. The trek itself exceeded our expectations and our guide, Jayaram Nagar (Jay) was always informative and ready to help, unlike some of the guides we observed with other groups. A number of other travellers we spoke to who organised there own guides/porters were impressed by how smoothly our trek went and concluded that they saved little or no money by organising their own treks and that it was not worth the added hassle.
The extension to Tsum valley is highly recommended to see some of the last examples of true Tibetan culture, despite being situated in Nepal. November was a great time to go (our Trek was November 6 to December 4) with reduced numbers of tourists and perfect weather. November is slightly colder than October but this was not an issue, with the coldest night we experienced being around -7 celcius the night before Larkya La pass. Daytime hiking temperatures were generally pleasant.
Tsum valley and Manaslu circuit have recovered well from the 2015 earthquakes and there is no reason to avoid this area; in fact they have suffered from reduced tourist numbers and need our support.
Steve Waddell (Australia)
December 05, 2016
Karna and the Nepal Mother House staff, thank you for helping me in fulfilling my long time dream to trek in Nepal.
For years I was looking for the opportunity to trek in Nepal. 6 month ago when I did my research about the right agencies to work with, Nepal Mother House came up as one of the best.
From my first contact, and through many interactions Karna was very responsive, focused, he gave me a reasonable pricing and more than everything else, he gave me the feeling that I have someone whom I can trust in organizing the perfect trek.
I was not mistaken.
Karna provided us group with a great guide, Prem and a very good porter Asis. Karna managed all the required logistics before, during and after the trek. He fulfilled all of his commitments in the best way. Karna helped in calming down my family when I was away up in the mountains with no working communication. As one of my friends needed some medical help, Karna was on his side making sure that he will get the right treatment.
Prem, our guide was very knowledgeable and experienced. Prem educated us about the region, the scenery, the people and the cultures. Prem knew how to lead the group, how to set the proper paste. He came up with good suggestions for adapting the original plan to meet the actual group paste and conditions. He knew how to handle challenges and how to work around some procedural issue when it arose.
Overall, I could not have chosed better,
Yuval Levy (United States)
November 21, 2016
Just finished last a week a 15 day Trekk to Tzum Valley Nepal. with the Nepal Mother House service. It was nothing short of incredible, to experience the Tibet/Nepal culture of the area. We visited an number of Buddhists monasteries and also stay with a family overnight, eating, cooking and enjoying a culture that was so different and beautiful.
The guide and porter that Mother House assigned to us was nothing short of incredible, like having dedicated staff members who took care of all of our needs, from education of the culture to serving tea and food at every stop, Not to mention providing medicine for a cold I caught.
Nepal Mother House is a professional service that really knows its business. I felt safe, secure and engaged throughout the trip. At the end of the trip both the guide and porter invited us to their homes for food and yet again a fabulous experience. There are so many agencies in Kathmandu who provide this service but how lucky was I to find one with such professionalism and attention to the details that really matter on a Trekk like this.
Mike Stark (United States)
November 14, 2016
Janet Zerfahs and Stuart (United Kingdom)
September 05, 2016
I have used Karna and his company few times - and comparing to many other companies in KTM, Nepal - they are really honest, give you fair prices and dont want to scam you in anyway. I have used to for my trips: Three Passes Khumbu and for Around Dhaulagiri - staff, guide, and communication with Karna were on really good level.
Marcin Mentel (Poland)
February 02, 2016
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