We participated in a mountaineering expedition to mt. Ama Dablam arranged by Satori Adventures. The trip started with completing the Everest Basecamp trek to Gorakshep village, and hiking up Kala Patthar. As the second part of the trip we set to climb Ama Dablam. We got a successful summit from our team, but I had to turn around 300 meters before the summit.
Satori arranged all of the logistics of the trip excellently. As always, some occasional adjustments to the trekking plan had to be made, and our guides handled the arrangements promptly. We had also some mild cases of illness, but the Satori staff rearranged the schedule to let us recover.
The Ama Dablam Base Camp was the central stage in the mountaineering part of our trip. The basecamp was very comfortable, featuring a dining tent, a cooking tent, and a shower tent. Unlimited tea and snacks was available in the dining tent at all times. The three daily meals were prepared by a very skilled cook, and the menu was varying from chiken on a sizzling plate to local momos. Almost new three-person tents were used for accommodation.
We had ordered a full service package, so similar three-person tents were ready set up for us in the high camps. The Sherpa guides carried up the food to the high camps, and even a few of our personal items. In the high camps the Sherpas supplied us with boiled water and were otherwise also very helpful. We planned the summit push with our sherpas, who set a personalized summit schedule for our group.
Many of the Sherpa guides knew English pretty well, and some of them even told that they were taking English courses during their free months.
All in all, Satori Adventures had very convincing logistics for our expedition. The basecamp was very comfortable, and it was obvious that they put attention to detail when managing the expedition. Even while the Sherpas guide you along the entire route, I would still recommend that one knows the basic mountaineering techniques when going on an expedition like this.
had a awesome trip with Rishi / Satori. apart from taking care of all our requirements, they even adjusted out itinerary based on our daily trek. This is my second trek with them (Everest base camp being the firs tone) and pretty happy about it
Since 2011 every year I had been helped by Rishi in all mine journeys to Nepal. During mine last 7 visits I finally completed GHT. This year it was a section of 700km through mountains on Far West. And all logistics, documents and crew issues was successfuly handled with friendly and professional assistance of director of Satori Adventures. Real personal envolvment of crew in any issues which a traveller may face during Himalayas trips!
Satori Adventures organise me and my friends Ama Dablam expedition in autumn 2016. We had good service from planning to end of the expedition and in addition Rishi reacted immediately to our inqueries while at the mountains. Sherpa team was young in general but very experienced. Camp service in basecamp and higher camps were exceptional and we had the best high altitude cook in our basecamp! Really enjoy my time with Satori Adventures and will highly recommend their trekking and expedition services.
12 Days in Nepal very fruitful and enjoy the view of Himalaya. Satori very professional and perfect service.
From my very first trip to Nepal in 2013, I was so lucky to met Rishi and his team. Always friendly and very helpful in any situation. Climbing 8000 peaks, you need a very special support and excellent organisation. All this I got from Satori Adventures. Personally from Rishi , Minmatemba Sherpa and many others from this perfect team.
And as a result - successful climb of Manaslu this fall. Can not wait to be back next spring.
I strongly recommend to join this company to visit Nepal with any kind of adventure. You will feel like you are with old time friends.
We did a very nice trek last winter, reaching the Everest base camp, then crossing Cho-La pass and return from the valley of Gokyo. Rishi has planned everything very well, welcoming and greetings us like brothers. Our guide Pema sherpa, perfectly knew the territory, and also the customs, the mountains and local flora and fauna. Has always been kind to please our schedule changes, where possible, also visiting other destinations. Thanks to all the team of Satori Adventures! We hope to return soon!
We climbed and have treks may times with Rishi's team. It was great everytime: Mera Peak, Manaslu round trip, ...
We encourage everyone who wants to discover this so nice country and high mountains paradise to join Rishi's company.
We have beeb accompanied with Bibek and other guides. All the time they were very profesional
I've been trekking two times in Nepal and both of them with the help and assistance of Satori Adventures . We had great time, people were very nice and helpful and Rishi made us fell at home!
A special thank to our guides.
Keep on like this guys!!!
A successful Everest expedition needs 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. 6 out of 7 members made it to the top of Mt. Everest and made it back down alive. 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. Two 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 three 8000 meter mountain expeditions and one 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. Highly Highly Highly recommended!
My recent trek to Everest Base Camp was a success thanks to Satori Adventures and Expeditions. Dan Nash and Daniela Liscio (Eat For Sport) prepared me well for the trek and Rishi Bhandari made a logistical nightmare look like a piece of cake. Our guide Rupkaji Thapa Magar knew the area quite well and our porter Jiban Rana Magar made it easy. What a team!
On a scale of 1-10 these guys rate a 12!
100% trust worthy, 100% support, 100% satisfaction. I m happy with group of satori, they are well organised, treck n expidition camps well organised, supportive sherpas
My first trip to Nepal was so very beautiful thanks to this wonderful company that made all of my dreams possible on my journey through Nepal. Thank you
I Was Extremely Lucky To Wake-Up At World Top M Everest Base Camp On My Birthday 26 April 2016 I Have Traveled To Nepal Twice Ones In 2014 June With My Family Second Time Last Month Solo Trekked M Everest Base Camp
My E B C Trek Was Not Group Its A Solo With The Guide Porter.Was Very Good And Help Full They Took So Wow Pic To Me They Provide Unexpected Service Visiting M.Everest Base Camp Are Very Impressive Kitchen Tent And Dining Tent Was So Good E B C Stay Service That We Did Not Expect Be For E B C I Also Singing At E B C Guide Was Recorded My Video One Hour Service Are Excellent Good Humble Staff Comfort Zone Provide Accurate Information Will Be Sure You Will Be A Good Hand I Happy Recommend The People Who Want's To Travel Nepal Trekking Hill E B C Rishi Bhandari Sir Very Professional Family-Er &Also Friendly Will Accommodate All Yours Need And The Feel Like Family I Consider Them My Family Way From Home
No Matter How You Have To Walk The Ending Is Always Beautiful And Lovely I Like Service Satori Ad Ventures Pvt Ltd And Its A Memorable.Unforgettable And Incredible Trip To My Hole Life Miss U Nepal Love U Nepal
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Everest Basecamp via Gokyo Lakes and Cho-La Pass.
I actually traveled in May 2014 with Rishi's previous company, but he has since set up a new company alone, which I fully support. It was a truly unforgettable trip. Such wonderful people both in Kathmandu and in the mountains. My guide, Lakpa Sherpa, was extremely well qualified for my trek and had summited Everest twice, and almost a 3rd. My porter Subaz was also so lovely and extremely helpful.
My body didn't deal well with altitude towards the top but I was kept safe and the situation was managed extremely well, both by Lakpa at my side and by Rishi over the phone in Kathmandu. Rishi was excellent throughout the planning phase - helpful and quick responses to emails, and tailored a trek for what I wanted to see. The price was extremely reasonable too, and I much preferred paying a local Nepalese company to a UK (or otherwise) based company who are far more expensive and don't feed as much of the payment into the local community. It was one of my favourite trip ever - the people, culture and landscape were a true pleasure to whitness and be part of. My experience was so great that Rishi and I have remained friends since my visit 2 years ago.
It was a pleasure to deal with Satori, while planning and preparing for our two-weeks trip to Tibet. Communication was fast and efficient and covered any aspect. Every aspect of the trip was well arranged: flights, car, guide, accommodation. No hassles about changing prices, and in fact extra services at no cost.
Overall costs were highly competitive and much lower than woudl have been the case if the same trip would have been booked through a European agency.
Highly recommended for a trip to and within Tibet.
A very pleasant visit to Gokyo-ri, minus the crowd. The organizer had arranged for me a very good English speaking guide, very experienced and familiar with the trek, also knowledgeable in Nepal's history and geography. He knows I like to see wild animals, and he would look out and alert me. So we spotted 3 really big mountain goats crossing the trail in front of us, took great pictures, and I really appreciate that!
Rishi and his company Satori provide very good services and support for us. They are very reliable and they took care of all our needs. Thanks again for all your support ! Adrian
I’ve travelled to Nepal twice. Once in 2011, when, along with friends from Canada and Romania, we trekked the wonderful Annapurna Circuit. Second time it was in 2013, when, with a small group of friends, we trekked to Everest Base Camp. Both were amazing adventures, excellently organized by Mr. Rishi Bhandari and the wonderful team at Satori Adventures. The level of service exceeded our expectation and was greatly appreciated!
Rishi and his team became our friends and we've remained in touch ever since. I warmly recommend them to anyone who wants to travel to Nepal. They are very professional, will accommodate all your needs and they feel like family. I consider them my family away from home.
Rishi, the painting that you so nicely gave to me as a present is hanging in my bedroom and it reminds me every day of Himalayas, of you and all my Nepali friends.
Greetings from Canada!
an unforgertable trip!!! no matter how long you have to walk, the ending is always beautiful. dont forget a good shoes. this is very important. thank to satori adventures, they have a really good customer service :)