My first trek in Nepal was in 1969 with just one porter, my last was in Nov 2019 with a team of 16 including guides, cooks & porters. So far I've hiked over 3500 miles In the Nepal Himalaya and have been on two Everest expeditions, in 1975 from Nepal the second in 1982 from Tibet. So I have a fair amount of experience dealing with trekking agencies as well as trekking on my own. Basanta has organized all of my last six trips and all have been exceptional. Basant and his office staff are friendly, helpful and efficient and the staff assigned to us from the Sirdars (Head Guide), the cooks and all the porters have been equally outstanding. I have never received such personal attention to detail and service, and I have no hesitation in declaring that Basanta & his team are the best organization I have worked with over 50 years! Nepalis have a reputation for friendliness but Basant and his team are a very difficult act to follow.
In my opinion it is only Aventura Basanta company to use on trips to Nepal. I have been to Basanta Adventure Trips twice; The first was a group itinerary on a 7-day langtang trek, 2-day whitewater rafting, a trip to Chtiwan National Park, and an incredible 8-day tour of Tibet. From start to finish, the staff were friendly, helpful, communicative and every detail was very well planned. No problem was too big and they helped us find the best hotels and transportation to Pokhara for an impromptu visit without any problems at all. The second trip was a hike along the Mardi-himal group route out of Pokhara, a year later. Basanta nuevo Aventura were fantastic and their trekking guides were second to none. I would recommend 10/10 to anyone!
I stayed in Nepal for four months and the whole time I was there I felt completely supported by bat. The team organized every activity, which included trekking and rafting, perfectly and the whole experience went incredibly smoothly. Any question that is answered by one of the team beats in a very short period of time. Even when my friends and I decided to add certain activities to our trip or change some of the more subtle details BATE would be extremely helpful and re-organize everything for us. I am so grateful to Basant and his team and can't wait to visit Nepal again soon! !
Emma Elizabeth James - UK
We couldn’t speak more highly of Basanta Adventures - they (and Siddik in particular) arranged the perfect 2 week honeymoon to Nepal for us, with a mixture of culture, trekking, safari and wonderful relaxation. Planning the trip over emails and WhatsApp with Siddik was easy and fun, and he gave us really helpful advice on planning an itinerary that both covered everything we wanted it to, without feeling like we were rushing around. The rooms booked for us in all our accommodation (KGH, Old Inn Bandipur, Pavilions, Tiger Tops Karnali and Dwarika’s Dhulikhel) were all enormous and beautiful. Siddik was always checking in with us throughout the trip, and seemed to personally care that we had a good time. We saw him lots of times throughout our trip as he met us off our connecting flights, which was so kind and a really lovely touch. The Mardi Himal trek that Siddik arranged for us, with fantastic guide Netra and unstoppable porter Bouda was one of the best things we’ve ever done. All in all, a 5 star experience!! Thank you Basanta, we hope so much to be back one day!
Peter Bauguria - Australia
I have previously travelled with Basanta Adventure in Nepal and Bhutan and when I decided that I wanted to join the annual Shoton Festival in Lhasa, I immediately contacted them. And as always, Basanta Adventure organised the most amazing personal experience.
All visas and paperwork was handled by Basanta Adventure while I enjoyed Kathmandu and then provided with personal transfers. Arriving in Tibet, I was greeted at the airport and immedialty made to feel like a friend returning home.
Nothing was too difficult for Basanta Adventure staff.
Throughout the Shoton Festival, I wasn’t just an observer but given the opportunity to join local families in all their festivities. Delicious picnics, blessings with pilgrims, taken home to taste mums
cooking and always searching out the most obscure and incredible local restaurants, often well hidden away.
Travelling around Tibet after Shoton was again like touring with family, easygoing and relaxed. My guide, driver and I laughed a lot and enjoyed each others company while they educated me on everything local.
The organisation and personal service you receive from Basanta Adventure, whether in Nepal, Tibet or Bhutan is far more than that of a sightseeing company. They truly care about you and help you become part of the fabric of local life. By the time you leave you have made many friends.