We did Annapurna base camp trek with Satori company on 22-31 March 2017. It was wonderful trip ever! This was my first trek in Nepal and I had a very great experience there. Rishi planned everything for us very very well. Satori company is very professional service company. Our guide,Laxman is very best guide and take care of us perfectly. He behaved like our older brother. Our trip would never be successful without him. We had a very great time there and will come back trekking in Nepal again with Satori company! Thanks to all of the team :)
I had spoken to some friends who had already trekked and climbed with Satori Adventures. They had nothing but good things to say about their experiences and the company Managing Director Rishi Bandhari. I decided to book my own trek and climb of Mera Peak. As it turned out, the people who were supposed to be part of my group upon arrival in Kathmandu cancelled their trip last minute do to serious health complications. This was totally beyond the control of Rishi Bhandari and his excellent team at Satori Adventures. Against my better judgement, I started the journey on my own and after a few days on the mountain with my "private" guide and porter, I decided to come back down and abandon my journey. My trip could have ended very badly but it was not the case. Rishi proposed a new trip agenda that would allow me to see other parts of the country including the Chitwan National Park and also visit Pokhara and do some nice trekking on the start of the Annapurna Trail. I didn't end up on the top of Mera Peak as originally planned but my trip was a great success nonetheless. The people at Satori Adventures are amazing and I wouldn't hesitate to book another trip through them or highly recommend this company to friends and people who may be looking for a great company to organize their next trip or adventure.
Experinced guides?Tick.Safety first?Tick.Value for money?Tick. Ease of booking?.Tick. Just a great experience..again...with Rishi and his team.Bibek Panday our guide for the second time.What a man....experienced,sensible,good sense of humour.Beautifully organised. I cannot recommend this group more highly.
I had been to climb Naya Kanga mountain in the Langregion 4 years ago with Satori so decided to use them again for This climb. Everything was organised perfectly and even managed to spend a couple of nights at Everest Base camp after the climb hanging out with Everest climbers.
All in all an amazing experience and there really is no other trip quite like it
An excellent trek with our guide bibek, from the moment we were picked up at the Kathmandu airport on arrival to our return the whole trip was without fault, our guide and the company was willing to arrange changes to our itinerary to suit rapid changes in weather conditions, could not hope fro a better guide or company to go trekking with
Very quick to respond and always willing to go the extra mile. Fluent in English which is very helpful.
Satori took care of the organisation of our trip to Nepal from start to finish, so everything work perfectly, without any worries for us.
They picked us up from the airport, drove us to their hotel, which is nice and peaceful. They organized for us sightseeing trips, in which we were picked up directly from the hotel, guided around the sights, and brought back to the hotel. They also suggested some local restaurants were we could eat safe.
They drove us from the hotel to the airport, where our mountain guide was waiting for us. He took care or all the formalities in the airport, we didn't have to worry about anything, just enjoy. The trek on the mountain was amazing, and our mountain guide Sunil was really helpful, he took care of everything. He was especially helpful with the food, since we are vegan, and he made sure we always got vegan food. The porters were also helpful, carrying our big bags which allowed us to enjoy our trek more. Several times when we needed support on the trek both the mountain guide and some of the porters helped us out. When our trek was over, again the mountain guide took care of everything in the airport, and back in Kathmandu we were taken to the hotel. They took us to a lovely cultural dinner, a really nice place, with local music and dancing. A nice activity to round up our trip. In the end they drove us to the airport, and from there we went home.
So Satori took care of everything we ever needed on our trip in Nepal, and we just enjoyed our trip, having nothing to worry about.
They are serious and trust worthy.
We fullyrecommend them!
Satori Adventures was the outfitters I chose for my EBC and Lobuche east expedition and i am really happy with the professionalism and the services they provided. Starting from arrival in Kathmandu to departure from Kathmandu, this team took care of everything. This was my first time in Nepal and first expedition in Himalayas, and Rishi and team made sure that my first trip to Himalayas becomes memorable.. I was very much impressed with the leader and main guide of the team Mingma Dai( Mingma Tenzing Sherpa), amazing personality with such a kind, calm and positive attitude. He was highly professional in his manners.He not even once got irritated with our frequent stupid questions on the trail and very patiently answered all the questions.Everyday he would inquire about our health and would take care of everything that we needed.Other team members were also great. Rinji and Mingma bahini took very good care of us on the trail. Anoop Dai was the awesomest cook at the high camp. Also he was my Sherpa who never left my side during the climb.Porters were amazing. They were the powerhouse of the team. I was amazed to see them carrying 50 kg effortlessly when I was huffing and puffing with my daypack.
Overall,I am super happy with the team and services they provided and would definitely consider Satori adventures for my future expeditions.Also I highly recommend this team if you are looking for an outstanding experience in Nepal.Keep up the good work Team Satori!!
They know their job well - this takes care of the anxiety of clients in an extreme climate. Everything well-managed -- right from food to accommodation. Kudos !
We participated in the Everest base camp expedition from 15-24 th march from Kathmandu to EBC and back and it was an awesome experience. We had an excellent hospitality by Satori team including Leaders Kuntal Joisher who is an Everest climbed and Mingma Tenzi Sherpa another legend who had made sure that we are fed well and hydrated throughout the trip .
I would like to come again next year same time with few friends of mine to Join Satori team.
Nine of us embarked on this once in a life time trek with Satori Adventures Company. The trek was very well planned. The trek leader Kuntal Joisher & Mingma Tenzi Sherpa were the heroes of such a trip, difficult to find faults with them. Places chosen for stay ie. the Lodges & halts were excellent, so was the food available in those places. I would recommend this company because it takes care of planning leaving participants to enjoy hassle free treks. We were extremely impressed with Hiking professionalism with organising the trek and making the whole experience never to forget. Satori was also were very helpful in managing the last minute changes as well and getting us evacuted in chopper during snow storm. Guides and guiding companies are not all the same. The differences lie with the people and their attitudes. Being positive and passionate about their work and the success of their clients is what distinguishes one company from another. It was my personal experience, and what I heard from the others in my group, that sets Satori & Mr. Rishi apart. He made it his business to pay attention to the small things/arrangements that not only makes for a good trek trip, but can make the difference between success and failure. Most important, leaders were positive and fun to be with. Team work and team spirit was the priority with excellent team leaders who were always there to support us. Namaste !!!
We did everest base camp trek in Nepal with Satori and had an amazing experience. Rishiji,the owner met us personally and took us for a pre as well as post trek dinner at an amazing Japanese restaurant. Bibek our guide and Sunam, our psuedo guide were super helpful throughout the trip and their energy levels were commendable even after a tough day trekking. Would definitely suggest Satori to anyone wanting to explore Nepal through its numerous treks.
We took a month long expedition to Nepal with my climbing partners. Main goal was climbing the majestic Ama Dablam. Rishi and the entire crew of the Satori adventure worked hard to make sure everything was going through smoothly from beginning to end; this entailed everything from permits, airport pick ups to treks, base camp services, climbs. I highly recommend their services and will for sure go back to the Himalayas!
The best in the business and how...!
The team is professional and kind hearted. The area and locality is their home and everything that they had managed was amazing. They took care of our concerns and necessities like their own and always served with a smile. Keep going...!
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.