Clients' Reference/ Testimonials
Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd., adventure holiday service provider in Nepal has been established by a group of young, energetic, highly experienced and qualified personals. The main aim of this company is to promote Nepal tourism destinations. Many adventure activities that are new for adventure lovers from the globe. We are very conscious about the ecology, mountain divers and cultural norms. We are very serious in service for our clients. You can visit what our clients' say below.
It’s impossible to visit Nepal without undertaking a trek to one of its peaks or mountain towns. A popular one is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, which takes the dauntless from small villages and campsites and through stunning lands, and this four-day hike will reward you with beautiful sunrise views of the Himalayas. A very enjoyable trek. Poon hill was my first ever trek and at times I found the steps challenging but that's what makes this trip that more rewarding. "Actual Adventure" made my time in Nepal very memorable and their hospitality was so great I will not forget it.
Having just returned from my third trip to Nepal, I can highly recommend Actual Adventure as a trek operator. I used their services for the third time, and will definitely be back for more next year. Kedar and Sujan who run the company really care and look after their customers, from the moment you land in Nepal and until the departure. There are two key factors for a successful trip which they have nailed down - they use top notch guides and they are personally available at any times of the day to assist with. They are highly professional, really care about the customer needs, but also are just the nicest and easiest people to deal with. Many things in Nepal can be difficult, like getting local flights or especially last minute changes to local flights during the high season, but they make everything easy. And last but not least, their services are really fairly priced. Needless to say, when I’m back in Nepal next year for my next adventure, it will be undoubtedly with Actual Adventure!
Given you’re likely sifting through dozens of reviews, I’ll start with the most important thing I have to say: I highly recommend Actual Adventure. There is no substitute for youthful enthusiasm, dedication to customer service, and experience. Simply put, Actual Adventure is a class act.
The details behind my emphatic recommendation are specific to our itinerary but serve only to further the above. We selected Actual Adventure from a list of four different tour/guide companies, all of which were Nepali-owned (a requirement of ours). Kedar responded to our proposed itinerary emails directly, without copy/paste replies, and in a very timely manner. These early replies not only helped us conclude his company was the one we wanted to hire, they also helped us refine our proposed itinerary.
Kedar is the organizational and administration face of Actual Adventure and in that capacity he truly delivers. When we ended our jeep tour through Upper Mustang ahead of schedule (go ahead, judge us, as someone who generally prefers to travel by foot with only a backpack, I know you can’t resist), Kedar went for extra credit. He helped my friend make arrangements to return to the US early while simultaneously making arrangements for me to visit a completely different region of the country (Lumbini). Kedar wasn’t just the man who sold us a “package holiday,” he was our personal travel agent. What’s more, his hotel selections were, without exception, excellent, even in places like Lumbini where luxury accommodations are hard to come by and stand out in disturbing contrast to the lives of everyday Nepalis in the region. As I have implied, when you look for companies to arrange a trip as complicated as ours (thanks to the Byzantine nature of the Nepali government), you will find many options. I strongly encourage you to consider the points I’ve raised as you entertain a selection.
Of Kedar’s many roles in our journey, none was more important than the selection of our guide. We were specific: we wanted to travel to and within Upper Mustang with a practicing Buddhist who was familiar with the area, its people, and its geography. Kedar partnered us with a guide named Lakpa who quickly became the second best thing about Actual Adventure. To some degree, it’s easy to bond with most guides for, to those willing and able to appreciate it, the fundamental nature of Nepalese culture is kindness. Lakpa’s kindness was apparent from the moment we met him. He tirelessly attended to our needs day and night. This was not the expectation we arrived in Nepal with, for even on our first journey to Nepal five years ago, we were traveled enough to know why we left the excesses of Demoterialism at home and knew better than to expect such absurdities in Nepal. Nevertheless, Lakpa shuttled around towns, hotels, villages, and tea houses like a consummate professional. He had an excellent understanding of what westerners would consider “nice” and did his utmost to offer it to us. Obviously language can be a significant issue with any journey abroad. Lakpa taught himself English (how many of us have taught ourselves anything, least of all something as complex as English?), and even in a critical situation (my travel partner contracted strep throat while on the trail), he understood the issue and helped us resolve it. My final thoughts on Lakpa are unique. When we ended our journey with a few extra days and I expressed an interest in visiting Lumbini, he immediately assisted. We traveled together to the birthplace of Buddha as pilgrims, neither of us having been there before. He was my interpreter, that much is certain, but as far off script as we were, he was firstly my friend. Thank you Lakpa.
Kedar also paired us with a young man whose driving abilities on the Himalayan roads cannot go without mention. Sunil, if you read this, know simply that your skills and cool on roads I can, with some authority, describe as absolutely harrowing, put the chest-pounding 4x4 driving abilities of many Coloradans completely to shame.
Finally, it is necessary to put my recommendations into some larger context. As I’ve alluded to already, I didn’t travel to Nepal expecting it to be the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, or anything other than Nepal. I didn’t expect administrative efficiencies at the airport, in the government, or even at the tea houses. This is Nepal folks, settle down and enjoy the chaos. No tour company in the world can (or should) insulate you from the culture you’ve traveled to experience. If you feel that somehow $1,000 in airfare and $2,000 in services entitles your plane to be on time, your bag to be first off the belt (hint, there is no belt), your tea house to have a western-style toilet, or the weather during your trip to be perfect, again, settle down. In a country where people work longer hours and for less pay than we are generally used to seeing in any of the aforementioned countries/regions, where parents frequently work abroad while children remain at home with family elders, it is important for us to remember we are guests not visiting deities.
I love Nepal and I missed it the moment my plane departed from Kathmandu five years ago. That draw compelled me to return, to explore more. Kedar and Actual Adventure not only made that return journey possible, they made it personal and memorable. Thank you Kedar.
I recently completed a Jeep Tour of Upper Mustang with Actual Adventures. Beginning with the planning phase working directly with Kedar, everything was seamless. Nepal holds a special place in my heart ever since visiting years before, and I knew I would always return. My first visit to Nepal, my friends and I handled everything ourselves from TIMS cards to ACAP permits, and it was quite confusing and time consuming. This time Actual Adventures handled everything while we relaxed at our hotel in Kathmandu. As far as the tour itself, we had an amazing tour guide and driver. Thank you to our guide, Mr. Lakpa Sherpa! His kindness and attentiveness to our needs were superb. Our driver, Sunil, a native of Pokhara was also top notch. He drove us on the wildest, scariest roads I have ever experienced. All the way from Pokhara to Lo Manthang, including the hair-raising road above the Kali Gandaki, the deepest river gorge in the world. Don't be fooled by how young he is, he is an expert at driving these wild roads.
I have a feeling there will be another trip to Nepal in my future, and I have no doubt that I will use Actual Adventures once again!
the amazing trip was accompanied with a group of well experienced guides. they're very proactive and organised. would provide good recommendation and take good care of your dining and accommodation before you raised the request. will definitely join with them again when going to EBC next year.
never forget the amazing sunrise in Annapurna, sound of trees, hearty smiles of the people you met.
I did the Royal Trek – 09 Days with Actual Adventure. I’m really satisfied with the services provided by the company. The guide Pasang was great and helped me a lot during the entire journey. I enjoyed the whole trek with him. Kedar and Sujan managed everything so perfectly and I had no complaints regarding the transport, food and accommodation. They are great guys and I recommend this company to everyone.
I recommend Actual Adventure to everyone looking for a great travel experience. After doing Annapurna Royal trek with them and I’m very grateful to their kind hospitality, friendly staffs and excellent services. Thank you.
It was a great pleasure to travel with such wonderful people. I had a great time with Actual Adventure the guide Lakpa was a very good person and had great knowledge about the place. The accommodation and food was fantastic. I recommend this company to everyone.
The Annapurna Royal trek was a great experience with stunning views and remarkable services. I warmly recommend this company to everyone.
I did Annapurna Royal Trek with Actual Adventure on 2012 and I really appreciate the team for everything. Especially the services and facilities were mind-blowing and trip ended on well. Thank you for making a remarkable holiday and I highly recommend this company for everyone.
I had recently visited Nepal and did Annapurna Royal Trek. I did the trek with Actual Adventure on one of my friend’s recommendation and it was a wonderful experience. The company exceeded all my expectations and I was able to make a remarkable trek of lifetime. I highly recommend this company with no doubt on 100% satisfaction.
I really had one of the most adventurous holidays of my life with Actual Adventure. All the services were great and I enjoyed the thrill and adventures throughout my Nepal stay and Sujan was with me throughout all the adventures. I really loved rafting, bunjee jumping and paragliding other adventures were also fun though. The services of the company were great and exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend this company for any kind of outdoor activities in Nepal.
It was a thrilling experience in Nepal and I must say it is a best destination for adventure seekers. My Nepal Adventure tour with Actual Adventure was a lifetime experience which I’ll cherish for. I did a lot of adventures where rafting and paragliding were the best one. The services were great and safety considerations were very strict. So all the adventures were very safe and secure. I highly recommend this company to everyone.
I’m always an adventure seeker and what else could be a best place for adventure rather than Nepal. I did Nepal Adventure Tour with Actual Adventure and it was a wonderful experience. The itinerary was well planned and included the best adventures. Kedar and Sujan managed everything so perfectly. Rafting and Bunjee jump was a thrilling and terrific experience. Sujan was with us as our travel guide he managed everything and used to ask a lot of question for our safe adventure with the agents. He made our journey more memorable. All the services were exceeding and I had the best adventures of my life.
To everyone out there looking for a company that offers you great deals with excellent management and remarkable services this is the right place and I suggest Actual Adventure for everyone. I did the Upper Mustang Trek with them and I personally found this company better than other local companies I’ve travelled before. The guide was very friendly, well trained and hospitable. The management, itinerary and services were excellent and the price was reasonable as well. I am very happy with everyone and will be back soon for another trek.
It was an amazing trek to Upper Mustang and I loved the services of Actual Adventure. I am very much thankful to all the team members and especially Kedar, Sujan and my guide Pasang for their assistance during my Nepal stay. The place was extraordinary and the guide was best one could have ever asked for. I thoroughly enjoyed the trek interacting with the locals, knowing their traditions, cultures and tasting their delicious delicacies with Pasang. He took a very good care of me and I’m very happy with their services.
Upper Mustang Trekking is one of the great experiences of a lifetime. I did the trek with Actual Adventure and Kedar perfectly managed everything including domestic tickets and special permits. The guide was great and very friendly and the accommodation and foods were mind-blowing. Thank you for the brilliant service and I highly recommend this company to everyone.
I did Upper Mustang trek with my husband and it was an interesting trek of lifetime. The beauty of Mustang region and walled city Lo Manthang was very astounding and the guide Phurba was very friendly and helpful. We could say him anything and he would have managed in no seconds being probably the best guide one could ever have wished for. Everything was perfectly managed from our landing to departure. The accommodations were very comfortable with available hot water shower. It was very difficult to walk during some trials because of the wind blowing the dust. I suggest everyone to have sunglasses with you otherwise the dust particles may enter into your eyes. These were just the natural barriers but otherwise the company’s service was great and wonderful. I highly suggest this company to everyone.
Kedar and his versatile team members did a great job making our trip to Upper Mustang a memory we will be treasuring for the lifetime. Everything was very well managed and we were provided with best possible facilities like rooms with attached bathrooms and hot shower facilities, healthy and delicious meals, complementary tea and coffees and much more. The guide was very talented and friendly. If ever I’ll be travelling to Nepal I’ll surely choose this company again.
Upper Mustang is one of my unique and favorite destinations I’ve visited so far. The incredible services of Actual Adventure and our friendly and ever smiling guide Pasang made the trek even more amazing. I can highly recommend this company for the remarkable service they offer to their customers. Their warm loving hospitality, polite behavior and perfection can attract anyone towards their company.
I have had a heavenly trip to Upper Mustang with Actual Adventure. The place was one of the treasure on earth and even more beautiful with warm and loving guide Phurba. He was very talented and knowledgeable with the specific area. We were always updated about our next move, stop and stays. Kedar and his team provided a very promising and remarkable service. I highly recommend this company to everyone.
I did Upper Mustang trek of 16 days with Actual Adventure and everything was above my expectations. The place was outstanding and the facilities were great. The company provided me with comfortable and homely environment during my stay in Nepal. All the staffs were very friendly and there was no problem communicating with them because everyone was fluent English speakers. Kedar (CEO of the company) managed all the required permits, tickets and other necessary documents. Sujan (brother of Kedar and director of the company) was already there to pick up on my arrival. The accommodation and food was great and guide Pasang was very friendly. I really loved the experience with Actual Adventure and will recommend this company to everyone for any kind of adventure in Nepal.
It was a great experience of my life to Upper Mustang. I enjoyed the trek and I’m glad that I did the tour with Actual Adventure. The services were remarkable and the place was outstanding. I enjoyed the drive through desert like trials and the views of the mountains were mesmerizing. I will surely join this company for my adventure.
Upper Mustang is one of the most fascinating destinations I’ve been so far. I did Upper Mustang Overland Tour with Actual Adventure. It was my great pleasure to travel with such wonderful people. Everything was perfectly managed and had no problems regarding the services, accommodations and food. The transportation was very luxurious and comfortable even at such bumpy roads. The area was much like a desert yet so pure and beautiful. The team members were very effective and hardworking. I personally recommend this company to everyone.
Upper Mustang was one of the most amazing tours of my life and I’m very thankful to Actual Adventure team for their kind hospitality and effort. I really loved their service and politeness to their customer. They are very much concerned for the safety, comfort and needs of the customers and I can highly recommend this company to everyone.
It was an amazing experience with Actual Adventure to Upper Mustang. I did Upper Mustang Overland jeep tour and I’m very happy with the services. All the facilities were great and Kedar managed all the permits before our arrival. Sujan took a good care during our stay in Nepal and the guide was very respectful and humble. The driver Mohan had a great driving skill and I suggest everyone to know about the efficiency of the driver because the roads over there are a way more difficult and only professional drivers can guarantee your safety. We were very lucky choosing this company and Highly Recommended.
I did Upper Mustang Overland Tour with Actual Adventure and I’m happy with their service. The customer care was great and all the staffs were very friendly and always ready to help. The vehicle was very comfortable and had the best driver and guide. The place was remarkably beautiful and had very unique cultures and traditions. The people there were very hospitable and served delicious Nepali food because of the good will of the company the people were extra hospitable for the guests of actual adventure and I was very lucky being one of them. I highly recommend this company to everyone.
I did the Mustang Tiji Festival trek and we were a group of 10 people. The company took a great care of us and the guides were very humble and talented. We were not experienced trekkers so some of the routes was difficult but we did it with the help of our guides and the place was remarkably beautiful. I highly recommend this company to everyone.
Upper Mustang Tiji Festival Trek 2017 was an experience of a lifetime. The place was blessed with abundant beauty with very unique features far from the hustle and bustles of the cities. I did the trek with Actual Adventure and very happy with their service. The guide Pasang was a very humble and down to earth person the porters were nice too. The festival occurs once a year so it was very crowded and difficult to get comfortable accommodation. But I was lucky to trek with Pasang. He managed a great accommodation with friendly owner and great food. I’m very much in love with this country and thankful to Actual Adventure.
We received a very grand welcome at the airport by the representatives of Actual Adventure. The guide Sujan was great and very helpful. The accommodation was very comfortable and unique. The local people were very friendly and hospitable. The guide took a great care of us and was friendly with everyone. The views of the mountains and hills were amazing and I had the best travel experience although some of the trials were very difficult. I enjoyed the Tiji festival and loved the beautiful cultural dance and music.