Reviews

March trek

This is a first class company, the arrangements were perfect and the staff were knowledgeable, friendly and very efficient. Overall our group of 7 could not have been in better hands, a thoroughly enjoyable 3 weeks in the greatest of places, Nepal has all the scenery, culture and history you could wish for.

Michael C Derby

The Magnificent Seven do the Three Passes.

An amazing trip in a beautiful country. The staff were very experienced, kind and patient with us. They explained the way of life and the traditions of the Buddhist/Sherpa way of life which was fascinating. Nothing was too much trouble. They were jolly and cheerful when we were puffing and panting at altitude. The trip was completed with a wonderful cultural evening in Kathmandu. Would highly recommend this trip. Best wishes and thanks to Pemba, Sarki, Cemi, Chimmy and the rest of the crew.

galliston69 Derby

Local Sherpa Village and Pikey Peak Trek

I went on a trek with Sarki Sherpa. We started at Okhaldhunga and then took a Jeep Ride up to his local Sherpa Village where we stayed one night. We had local Dhal Baat for dinner and potato curry for breakfast. He showed me how the locals farmed and lived off the land, and showed me the local school where 280 students attend everyday. 

He then took me on a one night trek up Pikey Peak where I had spectacular views of Everest, Loche, Khunde, and Numbur mountains. We stayed the night at a Sherpa Tea House where we talked and laughed with locals. Highly recommend if you are looking for an adventure off the beaten path.

Allison

Trekking in Langtang

Thankyou very much for everything! This two weeks of trekking in Langtang have been amazing! We had the Best Guide of Nepal always taking care of us and explaining everything we saw on the way! We feel like locals after discovering Nepal with Soul Himalayan Trek! Thankyou Pemba!!

Marta A

upper mustang trek 2017

During August 2017, i was with a friend and my sister in Upper Mustang during 12 days with the guides of soul himalaya treks . This trekking was realy wonderfull. Upper Mustang is a jewel. The landscape is really splendid and the atmosphere in this area is full of spiritual power. Our guides, Samten and Dendi, were so kindly and always joyfull. We were laughing a lot. For my friend, it was the most beautifull trekking. For me, it was the sixth trekking with this guides and all were really successfull. I encourage all people who searchs a good and professional agency to go with soul himalaya treks. It's only happyness with the guides.

Charrondo

Excellent trekking to Island Peak, we started from Lukla and walked the Khumbu valley, lots of culture, friendly people

We enjoyed the trip from start to finish, we had no issues other than the altitude. i would recommend this trip to anyone who want to take trekking to the next Level.

torharil

Halesi Mahadev, a trip of lifetime.

Traveling has always been my-kind-of-thing since my childhood; it feels like, I was just born to travel every nooks and corners of this earth. But, I was not pretty much into religious travelling, don't know why, until last winter. Last winter, our uncle from the U.S. visited us after a really long time. We all were very happy and decided to go somewhere fun to travel. I was pondering about all the wonderful places left to go, when my sister just suggested to go to Halesi Mahadev. Before I could protest, every one decided and I thought better than protesting. 

So, we had decided now and we were searching for a good trekking guide for our family. We searched it up on the web and found this: Soul Himalaya Treks and Tours. This was literally the most amazing trip I ever had in my twenty years of existence. I think it was a mixture of splendid viewpoints, amiable locals, mesmerizing sculptures, more-than-friendly guides and ridiculously awesome guidance. The guide (named Sarki Sherpa) was more like a family, rather than a guide. He was completely fantastic, so to speak with incredible local knowledge, amiable communication, multi-skilled and flexible as per the situation. He was even comfortable speaking to us in English.
I fervently suggest every one, to travel to this amazing place at least once and also check this trekking company. They are just the right combination of qualities you seek in a guide. I am hoping to go various other places with them in the near future.

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sonamthetraveler

 We returned recently from a trip to Nepal. We had Sarki Sherpa as a porter guide on our trek from Jiri-Gokyo-Lukla. We hired him and a porter through an agency. I have no idea if he works alone also, or only through agencies. This was our first time trekking in Nepal, although we have had guides on Kilimanjaro and on the Inca Trail. Even though he was hired as a porter guide, in my opinion he acted as a guide, answering questions, giving lots of information, asking us if we had any questions for him, taking care of any business issues (signing us in at check points while we went ahead, he always caught up to us very quickly). He seemed to have lots of knowledge and does have a trekking guide permit (which he showed us). He had his friend as our porter and the friend also works as a guide. We hired a porter guide and a porter because my husband wanted to take his heavy camera equipment along with him and so we had too much stuff for 1 porter. We were a nice team doing everything together. I'm not sure if porters usually go along on "rest day" walks, but ours did.

Anyways Sarki is strong, fit, knowledgeable, always in a good mood, super helpful, not just with us, but I saw him helping out lots of local people on the way, very friendly to everyone and generous. When my husband and then I were weakened by intestinal issues, he easily carried our day pack in additional to his, claiming that he can carry 45 kg. easily. When a yak got stuck on the main bridge on the way back from NB, he helped out the yak and carried a heavy bag across the bridge for the yak driver (this is just two examples of his helpfulness, he often helped with the stoves in the dining rooms, and helped out the lodge owners with various tasks, helped people loading up yaks, etc.) When the agency didn't have a plane ticket from Lukla for our porter, he bought the porter a ticket, even though he wasn't sure he would be paid back (apparently he was paid back, according to him, and the agency). The day after our trek we went to his aunt's place in Kathmandu where he lives when he's there and had a nice afternoon and amazing momos!

His English vocabulary is very good as well as his grammar, but he needs to work a bit on his pronunciation, which I told him, and I think the agency we hired him through is planning to help him pay for English lessons. Sometimes it took awhile, but we always ended up understanding what he was saying in the end, and as the trek went on, it got easier. Based on texts and a couple emails, his written English is not very good, but knowing the context it's understandable, and way better than my Nepali, Sherpa, Tibetan and other dialects that he speaks.  

Anyone interested can contact me via this forum, or email Sarki directly a soul himalaya treks  (he told me it was ok if I left his email address on this site). 

Happy trails!

Gosia


Three passes trek to Mt Everest

A fantastic trip along the three passes route to Everest base camp with Soul Himalayas in March 2018. We enjoyed the fabulous mountain scenery in the Himalayas, and learning all about the Buddhist culture and way of life. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly, always helpful and patient, and we felt very well looked after. I couldn't recommend this company more highly for their professionalism, their sense of humour, their flexibility, and their dedication to our safety and well being. I shall be back !!

Susan J


Excellent trekking to Island Peak, we started from Lukla and walked the Khumbu valley, lots of culture, friendly people

We enjoyed the trip from start to finish, we had no issues other than the altitude. i would recommend this trip to anyone who want to take trekking to the next Level

torharil