We've just got back from the EBC Three Passes trek with Satori and it was a great adventure! The trip was excellent, well-orginized and unforgetable. We got to sleep in the EBC and it was a great experience. Thank you Rishi fir everything and I hope to go back to Nepal soon!
Any 8000 meter expedition (in our case we were climbing Lhotse) requires everything from an experienced and a strong Sherpa team, cooks, and other staff at the base camp, reliable and well tested equipment such as tents, ropes, high altitude stoves, wide variety of food selection inclusive of fresh vegetables, and fresh fruits, specialized high altitude food, good base camp facilities such as individual tents, clean and well maintained kitchen, dining, shower, and loo tents for the entire team and staff, brand new oxygen bottles, high quality summit masks and regulators for the climbers and Sherpa guides, a comfortable and luxury trek in and out of the base camp, and above all a strong ground operation in Kathmandu that takes care of all government formalities and paperwork, and is available to organize rescues incase of emergencies on the mountain.
Rishi and Satori adventures provided every single thing from the above list, and they went above and beyond all expectations. 5 out 5 (i.e. 100%) members made it to the top of Mt. Lhotse and made it back down safe and sound. A big part of this success is due to the Satori adventures' team and organization both on and off the mountain. Rishi as the CEO of Satori adventures provided us full support throughout our Everest climb. Rishi understands how to run a big mountain expedition and deeply cares for the success and safety of all expedition members. One of the climbers on my team required immediate helicopter evacuation from Camp two, and Rishi organized that without any delay.
If you are looking to climb Everest or any of the other 8000 meter mountains in Nepal or Tibet, I would highly recommend that you go with Satori adventures. And if you are looking to do any trekking or climbing a 6000 meter or a 7000 meter mountain I would again recommend to climb with Rishi and his team. I have now been on four 8000 meter mountain expeditions and three 6000 meter mountain expedition with Rishi and his team and I have no complaints at all. Every single aspect of the expedition is very well taken care of. Strongly recommended!
This was my second trip with Satori, this time to summit Mera Peak. From the very beginning I felt I was in knowledgeable and experienced hands. Rishi‘s communication was quick and his suggestions enriched our tour very much.
The two Sherpa - Rinzee and Lakpa - were very seasoned and had a couple of 8000ers under their belt. Nevertheless they brought a lot of cracking jokes to our little group, choosing excellent lodges and making the whole trip very pleasant.
I am looking forward to booking my next tour with Rishi and Satori the coming year!
Satori adventure Nepal, provides all facilities during our everest north expedition 2018, services of all staff and of sherpa was excellent, Mr rishi bhandari made all arrangements perfectly, thanks to rishi sir and to his team for making and supporting me, my dream of everest was fulfilled with satori adventure, thanks.
I was part of the Satori Everest/Lhotse Expedition for 2018 and joining Satori was one of the best decisions I made. I was there for 6 weeks and every facet of the expedition was well planned and taken care of by Satori. Climbing Everest is a huge logistical exercise and with Satori everything ran like clockwork. Very smooth and organized expedition. The Sherpa at Satori are vastly experienced and Mingma and Phurba and Dawa and everyone else were great. They were patient and took the time and energy to guide/educate me on the expedition. The base camp experience was a lot better because of Satori and the ground staff and the crew they hired. Absolutely awesome. They delivered everything they promised and some more on top of that. The owner Rishi is attentive and great and stayed in constant touch throughout the expedition and made sure all my needs were met. I would go with Satori again and they sure were the right company for my needs.
Very good arrangement and facilities. The food options were superb. I will definitely book more expeditions with Satori.
After an impressive Annapurna Circuit Trek with a side visit to Tilicho Lake that my daughter and I enjoyed four years ago (also organized by Satori Adventures) my next dream was to experience Manaslu Trek.
Rishi and his company provided an excellent guide for Manaslu Trek, Mr M.B.T. Magar, a highly experienced, and one of the most helpful guides I ever met. Despite general time limitations (12 days for trek), uncertain weather, and trekker's tendency to stop often, presumably for photo taking, the trek was an absolute success culminating with the passage of Larkya-La.
I would like to thank the whole team for their great work.
I made in the beginning of March 2017 the Everest trek in eleven days and with one guide who was very kindly and cool, but also very slow and weak and he was a smoker, what is for me the opposide of hiking...
And I did the small Annapurna trek in 4 days (over Poonhill) with a other guide, but with him was it excactly same, like with the first one...
And I did also a Safari in Chitwan, that was very cool to see and do.
Everything I got with the Satori agency, who is very reliable, friendly and in compared not to expensive.
The Satori Company made good and reliable job, but they gave me unfortunately to weak mountain guides.
Best operator in Nepal. Professional and reliable service. Well organized base camp with all required facilities.
This was my third time travelling with Satori Adventures. This time we spent just a few days in Kathmandu and almost two weeks in the magnificent Land of The Thunder Dragon, Bhutan. Mr. Rishi Bhandari organised this amazing trip for us, and as usual, it was a fantastic and flawless experience. I love Nepal and this part of the world and I will continue to go back there. Every time I will go I will travel with Satori, they are a wonderful group of people who I consider to be my friends.
Thank you, Rishi, and all my Nepali friends, for once again making us feel at home in your country!
Best wishes from Canada,
This was my first time using Satori and what a faultless experience it was. Everything was very well organised. The Sherpas were amazing with a huge amount of experience between them. The food was great, they managed to cater for my vegan diet extremely well. All the equipment was of a very high standard. They are very passionate about improving their service as much as they can and when asked for feedback I couldn't think of a single thing I'd change. Looking forward to the next trip already!
My friend and I went on a 2 week adventure on the annapurna circuit in nepal. We had the best time with Satori Adventure. They helped us plan our trip and answered all of are questions before the trip (very fast on responding). When we first arrived in Kathmandu, not only the plane was late but the air compagnie had lost our luggages. All of Satori's team was there to help us, they were very patient, they did everything they could to try to locate our luggages before our trip the next day. Unfortunatly, the luggage did not came on time. Santori adventure lend us everything we needed and went with us shopping :) They were so helpfull, we did even had time to stress. On top of that, our guide and porter were the best. We were always laughing, they were very helpfull, always making sure we didnt miss anything. The trip was a SUCCESS. When we came back our luggage was waiting for us. The client service and professionalism was at is best. We highly recommend Satori Adventure and cant wait to book our next trip with them to do the EBC.
I was very happy with my trip with Satori Adventures. They went out of their way to help with anything we needed, and were very professional and organized with planning and logistics.
I was extremely happy with our head climbing sherpa Phurba who was always happy and flexible on the itinery, not to mention his strength and experience on the mountain.
Everything ran smoothly and i would absolutely recommend Satori to anyone heading to Nepal.
I'm so happy I choose Satori Adventure to my trekking to EBC. Everything was so well organised. They were waiting for me at the airport, took me the hotel, i always got proper information what is the next checkpoint. They arranged everything. On the hike they were taking care of us (especially the altitude sickness topic) so we felt ourself in 100% safe. We were served maximally. Our flight was cancel from Lukla to Kathmandu (cloudy weather), but with the Satori help they arranged me helicopter flight to take me down. I can't imagine how i could arrange it without their help (I organised several trip for me, but here in Nepal it's harder). They provided sleeping bag, duffel bag ... everything was perfect. Thanks Satori!
Two of my best friends and I trekked to Everest Base Camp in late September - early October of 2017. Everything, from start to finish, was impeccable. Rishi puts his heart and soul into his business, and stops at nothing to make sure everyone is safe and happy. Since this trip was a life dream of mine, I was the point person amongst my friends to book everything. I chose Satori since Rishi answered my (literally) ENDLESS questions promptly, patiently, and thoroughly. I can't stress enough how thoughtful he was: he emailed back and forth with me for months before I even booked anything with his company, placating all my fears and getting me really excited about the trip. So when the time came to select a trekking company, the choice was easy: Satori.
From the moment we arrived in Nepal, we were all blown away by the kindness of everyone around us. I've been to many countries and there's something indefinable and special about Nepal.
Rishi picked us up from the airport at midnight, putting scarves around our necks. From there, we were dropped off at the hotel that he owns, The Garden Hotel. The accommodations were nicer than we expected, and the staff was very attentive and polite.
We met our guide, Ganga, and after a couple nights in Kathmandu we took off for the Everest region. Satori booked our plane tickets and our flight was only delayed by an hour or so - which is insanely lucky, considering the fact that it's not uncommon for flights to be delayed for days at a time due to bad weather. I was VERY nervous about the flight in such a tiny plane, but there was no turbulence at all, just beautiful views of the Himalayas, and a smooth landing into Lukla.
We hit it off with our guide almost immediately - we couldn't have asked for better support. He answered all of our questions, goofed around with us, and gave us encouragement when we needed it most - I would not have made it up Kala Pattar without him. Our porters were also insanely helpful - we would not have made it up there without them, either.
Ganga organized all the logistics for us, making the trek a seamless experience. The Everest region doesn't have roads, and the trail winds through the Khumbu River Valley as you hike through villages. It was so cool to walk through all those villages, see and talk to the local people, and get a feel for the country. I hike in most places I travel, but I've never had an experience like this before, and I can't recommend it enough. There's also something to be said for hiking all day and then eating a hot dinner, taking a shower, and sleeping in a bed. And, to top it all off, we didn't have to worry about bills or bookings - Ganga handled everything.That's pretty much heaven to me.
One of my friends got sick during the trip, and we were all worried it was altitude sickness. Luckily, it was just a stomach bug, and Ganga took us to the local doctor where she got meds and was as good as new in a couple days. Satori gives 2 acclimatization days in their standard EBC trek, but we paid for an extra one since we wanted a cushion. This ended up being vital to our success, since we needed that rest day for my friend to recover. My other friend and I were also happy we had a rest day, since the trek is pretty hard and it's nice to have a day to read, lounge, do yoga, etc. If you have the time and it's in your budget to do so, I recommend having an extra day during your trek. You can always push on if you don't feel like you need it, and then you just have one more free day in Nepal after your trip, which is a win win.
Before I move to the next section of our trip, I want to sing the praises of Ganga one last time. When we were hiking up Kala Patar, I was struggling a lot. There were many moments when I didn't think I'd be able to make it up - I was having a lot of trouble breathing (I have asthma, so I suffer more from shortness of breath at high altitude). Ganga saw me clearly in pain and offered to take my backpack, which I gratefully gave to him. Without him carrying that weight for me, there is no way I would have made it up the last mile. None. He also ended up carrying one of my friend's backpacks as well, and he is the reason we all had the most magical moment of my life: seeing the sun rise over Everest, on a clear beautiful day. I printed and hung one of the photos that we took at sunrise, and look at it every day to remind me of that moment.
Since we had no weather delays, we ended up having a good chunk of time left in Nepal after our trek. Rishi booked an amazing trip to Pokhara for us, really spoiling us by taking care of every detail, no matter how small. We got a tour through the city, and even went paragliding! It was such a fun experience, and we all had an amazing time kicking back and relaxing after the strenuous trek.
I don't think it's possible to have had a better experience, and I can't recommend Satori enough. I am the kind of person who likes to research a topic to death, as a means of placating my anxiety, and I felt 100% safe and happy with Rishi and Satori. Thank you Satori for helping me accomplish my life dream of touching the mountain that has inspired women and men for centuries. I still can't believe I went there, and will treasure the memories forever!
I used satori adventure for my trip to Lobuche east summit.
It was my first peak climb and I felt like I was in good hands from the beginning. Logistically everything was excellent and went on smoothly without any problems. Rishi, the CO of the company, is very caring and made sure that I felt welcome even before I landed in Nepal!
They were very flexible with the Initiary, making sure that I was happy with the layup for the trip, always answered all my questions within a day and kept me well informed.
Even though I stayed in the country more than a week after I came back from Khumbu and theoretically wasn't "with" the company anymore Rishi made sure that I was doing good and had a place to stay when coming back to Kathmandu after a short trip to south Nepal.
I can warmly recommend satori adventure based on my own experience, trekking and mountaineering with them. I will also use them again for future expeditions in Nepal!
i usually trek completely independently, the time my father was joining me and i wanted some support just incase .
I was initially hesitant to hire a agency fearing flexibility but Rishi is extremely professional and flexible, i started enquiring about just a porter service and ended up booking the end to end package from KTM landing to departure with them and it was arranged as per my itinerary.The staff arranged to accompany us were very helpful as well .
I cannot give enough praise for Satori Adventures.
Rishi is an absolutely incredible host and guide, and now friend! He was extremely helpful in responding to our million questions before the trip. My friends and I like to be very prepared and Rishi thoughtfully and promptly responded to every question we had, whether small or big. He made us feel calm and ready for our trek to Everest Base Camp, and was more than willing to accommodate our request for an extra acclimatization day built into our itinerary. We couldn’t wait to meet him.
Upon arrival to Nepal, Rishi greeted us personally at the airport and immediately made us feel right at home. He took us to the hotel that he owns – the Kathmandu Garden Hotel – which is quite luxurious (air conditioning that works extremely well; crisp, clean sheets; and a clean bathroom). The following day we met our guide for the trip – Ganga – and he brought us around Thamel to pick up a few last-minute supplies and showed us some awesome cultural sites in the city, including the monkey temple and the great Buddha Stupa.
The next day we were picked up bright and early and we started our trek. Again, all the details of our transport and other logistics were taken care of seamlessly by Rishi, which was true of our entire stay in Nepal.
Our entire trek went off without a hitch – all thanks to the careful organization and attentive care by Rishi, the friendly and competent guidance by Ganga, and the strength and tenacity of our porters. We chose the mid-level accommodations, and they were generally wonderful. We got private rooms in every hotel along the trail, and private restrooms in most. We also were extremely grateful to have Ganga as our guide – he was patient, knowledgeable, and very goofy – just like me and my friends.
After our trek was over, we had a few extra days before we had to fly home, so Rishi organized a last-minute trip to Pokhara. We had a blast taking a tour of the city, visiting the World Peace Pagoda, and paragliding (!). Rishi organized everything for us including stay and travel to and from, so everything was a breeze.
Traveling with Satori is the way to go when trekking in the Himalayas – for a reasonable and fair price, you get treated with the utmost care and respect, every last detail is thought through and taken care of, and you will be safe and happy throughout your entire trip! I am very impressed with Rishi and his entire staff. Sending a big DHANYABAD from America! Hugs
First climbers of Cho Oyu were Austrians. Not Australians. Austria in Europe. Also Herbert Tichy was from Austria (Vienna), not from Italy. Best regards, Martina from Austria
I am very satisfied with the service received from Satori Adventure during my successful climb to Mount Everest expedition. Good food, facilities, logistic and overall organization. The entire team has been reliable, very skilled, cooperative and trustful. I would recommend Satori Adventure. Thanks to you all!