The trekking was excellent. Unique Adventure is a very serious and professional trekking agency, we had a very good experience. Before the trekking: good communication, best price. The agency helped us from arrival to departure. Our price was correct and it was true. We got a good duffel bag, sleeping bag and down jacket.
Our guide was Chandra Puri. He is an very very good guide. He looked after every houres about us. He know everything about Khumbu region and local culture. We study a lot about Nepal and the Everest mountains.
He was very flexible and easy going, so we could adjust the plans according to what suited us best everyday. Maybe he arranged wery good weather too Thank you Chandra! You are best!
Review by Mareda Derrow1 year ago
The best adventure company in Kathmandu. Very good contact and service. Without any problems I arranged for everything from Georgia via email, including all permits.
I booked a guide and a porter for the Gokio Re & Parchamo Puche Peak climbing . My guide Norgey from Lukla, was very experienced, friendly, always smiling, and he took care of everything. Hope we will see again in the future! I would highly recommend this company.
Review by ZoeWB Derrow2 years ago
This was my first journey to Nepal and that is why I was looking for a reliable trekking agency. I have researched a lot and will divide my review into several parts. Otherwise it is hard to give a completely fair review.
Before the journey >>> 4 stars:
Unique Adventure provided a very reasonable price I was able to afford, I received a lot of information and was able to skype with possible guides, which is necessary for sure, because the English skills differ a lot.
Why not 5 stars?
One week before the vacation should start my choosen guide told me, that he will not go with me because of a conflict between him and the agency. I was shocked and honestly this was not a nice situation for me. After 48 hours the situation was clarified and I was able to go with him, but this situation was avoidable.
Communication between the agency and me during the journey >> 4 stars.
Unique Adventure provided me a sleeping bag and on the last evening I have been invited for a dinner. Unfortunately in two situations I felt lost:
a) After reaching Chitwan jungle nobody was expecting my arrival although Unique told me before that a pickup was organized. Then the agency stuff confirmed a hotel via telephone, I was dropped of there, but two hours later Unique told me, that this hotel is not the correct one, but luckily I was able to stay.
b) The pickup from the bus station after reaching Kathmandu in the end was not working and I had to go myself to the hotel in a city I am not familiar with and during the evening. That was not a nice feeling.
In general most of the organization during the trekking time is up to the guide and not the agency!!
In total I was satisfied with the hotels and service provided by the agency.
The city guides >> 2-3 stars
Unfortunately the two city guides in Pokhara and Kathmandu were not the best motivated ones. Especially the guide in Pokhara was not much into explaining the city/culture to me and most of the time he was sitting somewhere without explaining me something (2 stars). The guide in Kathmandu was a little bit better, but didn't show me all important places although we had enough time (3 stars)
The trekking guide Dipendra Budhathoki > four stars
He was taking care of me a lot and when I got a cold during the first days at the Annapurna Circuit he was able to change the plan, organized everything, so that I was able to enjoy the rest of the trekking tour by going to the Annapurna Basecamp. As I have heard not all guides are minded to change the itinerary and are not flexible, so thanks for that Dipendra.
I was a little bit sad, that he and the guide were not attending the dinner, so I was sitting allone. During the day everything worked perferctly; no headache, I except two times, I was able to sleep allone in a room (and this in October/November), he organized more food for me and, as far as I have seen, he spent more money for my meals as it was planned by the agency, so he did more than it was expected from him.
His English skills are good although he has got a strong accent.
Why not five stars?
In the end of the trekking tour he tried to express expectations regarding the tipping. He didn't really force me to pay xy Dollar, but told me about minimum and maximum tipps he ever received. Before the journey I researched a lot and I was sure about what is the range for tips. Honestly it felt not very comfortable and I hate discussions about money during vacation. BUT I was not changing my opinion; I paid the maximum of the inofficial tipping rate per day.
He didn't feel satisfied. It is a pitty that a very nice impression at all was a little bit destroyed only because of money.
And the porter was not very experienced. For me(!) it was not such a big thing, but sometimes the porter took my photo camera/smartphone without asking me to make pictures on his own. I can imagine that not all tourists are as kind as I am when something like this happens.
Unique Advenure and his manager Khum Subedi is a reliable and good trekking agency. I am not completely sure if the emloyed guides and porters are always satisfied regarding receiving their salary, but this is a general problem in Nepal I have already heard before my trip. The tourists should try as much as they can to questioning their agencies that the guides/porters are receiving their promised salary. You cannot compare Nepal with western countries for example regarding organization, because Nepal is different, but in this two mentioned situations I felt lost.
Khum Subedi is a kind person and I really would like to say "thank you" to my Guide Dipendra.
Review by CKosiba2 years ago
We used Unique treks to arrange our Everest Base camp trek in May 2016. It was a fantastic experience and we were really glad to have chosen them.
Our guide was very supportive and cheerful and he encouraged me and my wife throughout the trek.
We will be returning to Nepal again and will definitely use Unique Adventure
Review by Brickfilms2 years ago
I was pleased with the service and arrangements provided by Unique Adventures. The assigned guide and porters were exceptional on how they reassured with my comfort and safety at at every moment. Would love to extend my association with Unique Adventures in future adventures/treks in Nepal
Review by Olaguer2 years ago
Me and my boyfriend had a really nice trip in Nepal this September and Unique Adventure International arranged our trek very well. We stayed at nice teahouses, had nice food and saw lots of beautiful places. Venn, our tour guide, and Darma, our porter, did a really great job. They have got really good experience and always helped us throughout the trip. I really highly recommend them if you are going on a trip to Nepal!
Review by Jagatiswaran2 years ago
I have just returned from Annapurna Circuit trek and Unique Adventures International Private Limited had organised my trek. Though I had joined an open group, all other participants had dropped out. Khum Subedi told me not to cancel my trek as I had trained myself to do the Annapurna Circuit and was also looking forward to visiting the Muktinath temple. Khum Subedi encouraged me to trek by myself with a guide and a porter provided by him. He had assured me about security and safety. By doing this trek solo with a guide and a porter provided by him, I was able to enjoy my time trekking and also being with the mountains without any hassle. I would recommend Unique Adventures to anyone wanting to trek in Nepal. Infact I would advise people to do solo trek without any group by just contacting Khum Subedi who will organise everything for you.
Review by Dystai2 years ago
I can highly recommend Unique Adventure International. My recent trek to Everest Base Camp was an amazing experience. Our guide Venn Dong was extremely capable and became a good friend along the way. Khum Sunbedi, the owner was quick to respond to our queries and his passion for Nepal and trekking shone at all times.
I'm looking forward to returning to Nepal and will have no hesitation in booking with Unique Adventure International.. well done guys.
Review by GaryStull Ponseel3 years ago
One word .. Excellent !
An amazing experience with Unique ! Everything was so well planned.. !
Keep up the good work guys :)
Review by Raeofsmiles Mulberry3 years ago
I have had the pleasure to organize Annapurna foothill trek with Unique adventure the past months. I am now back and can revert on the experience and it was awesome!
During the preparation of the trek, the team was highly responsive. Each of their response came fast, with as much details as possible. It was needed as we were all newbies in the trekking experience and we had many concerns.
During the trek, our guide (Chris) was of great help and providing cultural information all along the way. Trek organization was perfect with lodging in cute family run tea houses. Food was great and the team even made it possible to bake a birthday cake we are talking baking at 3000m height!!).
We all had a great experience and were happy to spend time with Chris and the porters (whom unfortunately we have not been able to talk too much but we still felt we shared our experience with them, even more with smiling and attentions).
After the trek, Khum Subedi has taken great care of us. Making sure we were happy about our experience, collecting our feedback and staying in touch!
This company makes the experience complete as we feel we are part of it and not just customers.
I will definitely come back to trek in Nepal and will definitely ask for Unique Adventure to help organizing it.
Review by Cadley Silalahi3 years ago
I did the Annapurna Circuit and Tilicho Lake trek for 16 days in June 2016 with Unique Adventure. The trip was organized very well from start to finish by the company in a very professional manner.
Having said this, what really made this experience so amazing was my guide Elmi Bishwakarma who in fact did most of the work, found quick and spontaneous solutions and had to make the most important decisions. I cannot thank Elmi enough for putting in all his effort, experience and natural skill - he went way above what I had expected and from what I saw from other guides. Elmi was professional at all times. He truly cares about his guests and others, and shares everything with the people around him. On the trek, he always checked facilities extremely carefully, found out preferences and catered for those where possible, and very importantly, he does not only talk the big talk. He was motivated and would always come for and lead extra acclimatization walks – every day even close to dark. When other guides were gone, he was still there to chat, instead of having a drink. He is admirably honest and simply has an outstanding personality.
I have now spent a few months in Nepal and strongly believe it would be very difficult to find a better guide than Elmi. Thank you again, to Elmi and the team!
Review by Mallina3 years ago
We originally planned to go to EBC, however, due to poor weather conditions, the airport was shut down (completely out of the company's control). Unique Adventures rescheduled us to do another trek, and was very professional and accommodating. We received a very thorough and detailed break down of the costs, and got a full refund for the flight that was cancelled. Unique Adventures provided us with great service, was very reliable, and our guide (Venn) was fantastic. Would definitely recommend this company to others!
Review by Aloui3 years ago
I went to Nepal with my girlfriend this September. We didn't know about a lot of things as neither of us had been to Nepal before and we hadn't been properly hiking either and it was very difficult to know what to choose and plan. So we were very lucky to find Unique Adventure International! Right from the start Khum, the director, was very friendly, informative, quick to reply and made everything so easy. He gave us a detailed itinerary, responded to numerous questions with all the information we needed and changed the itinerary according to our specific needs. He arranged everything we needed such as travel to and from the airport, an internal flight, meeting our guide before and discussing everything with us, as well as helping us with various other smaller things.
About the trek itself... We decided to do the Poonhill Trek as we read that this is relatively one of the easiest treks and not too long so we could comfortably fit it into our holiday, but still with a lot to see and do. It was absolutely amazing with some of the most breathtaking scenery I've ever seen! Everything on the itinerary was really well thought out, the accommodation and food was really nice, and we enjoyed every moment. I'd really like to say a special thanks to Venn Dong our guide, who I'd highly recommend to anyone travelling to Nepal and Darma, our porter. They both did an excellent job and were always friendly and helpful throughout the trip, as well as teaching us about Nepal and different things we were curious about.
Now that I've had my first experience of Nepal I'm planning to go back a lot in the future and I'll definitely be using Unique Adventure International and Venn's services again!
Review by CPurdie Smaragdakis3 years ago
Would definitely recommend Unique to anyone!
We came to Nepal for the first time and for our first proper trek. We choose to book with Unique based on the great reviews we read and the competitive prices. The positive reviews were all accurate and I'm glad we trusted them!
Khum (the owner) was very helpful, responding to emails prior to arrival very quickly and answering all our questions. When we arrived in Kathmandu we went to the office and were made to feel welcome and treated like friends rather than customers.
We did the Manalsu circuit trek which was incredible and had a great guide and porter who took care of us and were fanastic throughout.
We hope to come back to Nepal one day and will definitely be getting in touch with Unique again to plan our next trip!
Review by Velody3 years ago
Just returned from a wonderful adventure with Unique Adventure International. Excellent communications from the beginning convinced me to choose this company for my visit to Island Peak via EBC and Kala Patthar. Khum and Krishna are very easy to deal with, responding promptly to queries and requests. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu was provided at Hotel Yambu, a friendly hotel in Thamel. The Sherpa guide (Lapka) and porter both provided an exceptional service on the trek, I am lucky to have met them both. It was lovely to spend a final evening in Kathmandu with the team and I wish them all the best for the future.
Review by Furius Ushman3 years ago
My husband and I, who prefer to travel independently, wanted to do a short trek in Nepal while we were there on a 2 week vacation. We didn’t really want to do a group tour but felt it important to have a guide on the trek. I knew we could book after we got to Nepal and probably get a better deal but with so little vacation time I didn’t want to waste any of our valuable time in Nepal negotiating something that I could do online.
We try to be responsible travelers so we wanted to use a company that was based in Nepal that all the money spent on the trek would go to Nepalese people. We also wanted a company that took care of its guides. We got several quotes and Unique Adventures International with Khum Subedi had the best offer that covered all of our requirements. After a lot of research we decided on the Poon Hill/Ghorepani trek a circuit leaving out of Nayapul. I was so pleased with the communication and the attention to detail that we decided to do the one splurge on our trip and book a private car for the longer legs of the non-treking portions of our 2 week vacation, a private car from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Chitwan and Chitwan to Kathmandu. I was so pleased with all of my decisions. They were so attentive to detail.
Khum arrived at our hotel in Kathmandu on the day that the car was taking us from Kathmandu to Pokhara. He introduced us to Chris our trek guide and Ram our driver. The fully air-conditioned 4 door SUV was roomy and had plenty of space for the two of us, our guide and all of our luggage. As someone on a budget I was hoping the private car was worth the extra money. Let me say unequivocally this was the best decision. First, my husband often gets motion sick on a bus and the roads in Nepal would have definitely contributed to this. Secondly, traffic is like nothing you have ever seen before. The private car made it a lot easier to pass oversized trucks and busses on the road. The 4 wheel drive got us safely through pot holes the size of swimming pools and rock piles from road construction work. I would say having this ability on the mountainous roads cut our time in half. When you only have a short amount of time those hours spent in a bus are worth every penny on a private car. Not to mention the comfort of being able to stretch out, have access to anything in your bags, the ability to stop to take a photo and being able to stop at a local roadside place to eat instead of one of the mass producing tourist bus restaurants for food. We had thought about doing flights which were even more expensive than the private car. The flights would have only been 30 minutes but when you think about having to be at the airport hours before to check in, worrying about restrictions on your luggage, possibilities of flight changes, having to pick up your luggage and getting transport to and from the airport most likely you would waste more time at the airport.
The trek portion was amazing! We did the Poon Hill Ghorepani circuit for 5 days with Chris as our guide. He was fantastic. He knew how to push us to make sure we made good time but was also aware when we just couldn’t go any further without a rest. This was so important for two people that live at sea level and don’t have any hills or mountains to prepare for the altitude and the uphill climbs. He was very patient with us being very inexperienced and older trekkers. (I turned 46 while in Chitwan on this trip) He shared with us information about Nepal that gave us an inside look into the culture that we would not have gotten any other way. He was a great conversationalist and a pleasure to talk with. You could do the Poon Hill trek without a guide. Most of the trek is labeled well but I am glad we had Chris. Having him as a guide gave us so many advantages. He had an eye on the weather and even though May leads into Monsoon season we didn’t get caught in the rain once. Being familiar with the weather patterns he could gauge how much time we had, when we needed to start in the morning and when we needed to arrive. He also knew when to time a tea break because he knew when an especially hard part of the trek was coming up and made sure we had a little refresh before starting. He also knew the teahouses and we had a room waiting for us when we arrived from a long day tired and hungry. We didn’t have to waste time or energy negotiating a teahouse. It also seemed like he always pushed us to the further teahouses so we were just a little closer to the beginning of the next day’s trail. This was especially nice for the trek up Poon Hill in the early morning to catch the sunrise.
I would feel comfortable recommending Unique Adventures to friends and family and would love to use them again. I also recommend Nepal as a destination for any adventurers out there. They have everything from Trekking the Himalayas, white water rafting, parasailing, bungee jumping, bird watching, and safaris and I am sure that Unique Adventures International and Khum Subedi would be happy to help you plan any of it.
Review by Beenish3 years ago
My friend and I went for the EBC trek for 13 days - Right from the start after booking the trip unique team was with us through Emails on what we will require for the trek, Briefing us on itenary & accomadation etc.
As communicated earlier unique was supposed to pick us from the airport and drop us at the hotel but our Flight had got delayed by more than an hour and I dint expect them to be there but the guy was right at the front with our name, right from there their coordination was excellent all through out the trek, our guide (ELMI) was a great friendly, helpful guy who dint rush us at any point of the trek and we went at our own pace but still v reached Base camp as per schedule & he is very familiar with the route. Also he made sure that we got the best possible accomadation throughout the trek in the tea houses.
Apart from the trek for local sight seeing, shopping & queries, they were always available for us on phone (Mr. Khum & Krishna)
An overall great experience with unique team
Review by Klfrhat3 years ago
I have been climbing on Mera Peak in October 2015. Unique Adventure and Mr. Khum provides me very good service in Kathmandu and during my adventure in the mountains.
Highly recommend to anyone who wants to go to Nepal.
Review by Ecigzoo3 years ago
We chose Unique Adventure to arrange our first trip to Nepal because they were very quick in replying to our many questions . This service continued when we arrived - everything happened exactly as they said it would, all there staff were excellent and very attentive especially our guide Krish and porter Dawa. I would not hesitate to recommend them .
Review by Quetelinne4 years ago
My trek started off great with my guide Venn, and with Khum back in Kathmandu. I had a huge mistake by leaving some cash back in Kathmandu that was needed, and Khum found a solution for me while I was in Namche. Can't say enough about what great, honest people Venn and Khum are.
The trek was fantastic, until we hit Tengbouche the day of the quake. Without too much detail, Venn bravely stayed by me for the next 5 days as we faced the uncertainty and danger together. His family homes had been badly damaged in the Kathmandu valley ( his family was ok ), and he still smiled everyday and was genuinely concerned how I was doing. I can not imagine this experience without his support.
Once back in Lukla, Venn tirelessly worked to get our flights sorted out ( this was not an easy task ), and we managed to get out on April 30th. It was hard to say good bye to him knowing the challenges ahead.
Once the trekking industry gets back on its feet, I highly recommend Venn as a guide, and Khum to organize things. The people of Nepal deserve so much better than what they face after this disaster.
Review by Diethra4 years ago
I went on a 15 day trek with Unique Adventure to EBC and the Gokyo Valley at the end of March 2015. The trek was very well organised, my guide Venn very helpful and I really enjoyed the beautiful views on the trek. I would definitely recommend Unique Adventure to anyone considering trekking in Nepal.
Review by Redina4 years ago
We decided to go to Himalayan mountains for the first time and our friends, who already made a few treks with Khum, suggested him to be our "travel agency". Khum was very fast to organize things, so we started to Annapurna region on April,20 with a very nice and friendly guide Kumar. Everything was perfect untill the day of the earthquake. But even after we were lucky to continue our trek. Our guide and porter both had there homes damaged, but they stayed with us untill the end of our journey, and went to help restore their homes only after seeing us safely to the airport in Kathmandu. We hope that this autumn trekking in Nepal will resume, and if you plan a trip there we can highly recommend Khum to organize things and Kumar as a guide
Review by ShaftMD Kireker4 years ago
If you are looking for a magical trip lost in the mountains and close to the sky Mustang is the one.
The landscape is pure and you will find few tourists.
After a long research I piked up Unique Adventure. They looked like they know what they were doing and the price was very competitive. Mr Khum Subedi the man in charge was quick to answer my mails and available to my requests. I payed half from Europe with a bank transfer and gave the rest when in Katmandu almost 6 months later. I went with an experienced guide named Ram and a porter included. The accommodations were fine. All guest houses well experienced and some really real Mustang home life. The places are amazing.
If you want to go I strongly recommend you this company.
Review by Guéguin Mathure4 years ago
I have been to nepal for short vacation. Unique Adventure International provide me a excellent services in hotels, tours, trekking and many more services at himalayas ...
Review by Greave4 years ago
Unique Adventure is very good at what they do. They are accommodating, friendly, polite and attentive. I would recommend this company to everybody.