Testimonials

Annapurna Base Camp with Padam

We did a ten day trek to Annapurna Basecamp with Padam. Padam was very friendly and helpful. His english is really good. He clearly has a lot of knowledge about trekking in nepal. He could all our questions about the nature and landscape. He took very good care of us! If you are looking for a trustworthy guide with a lot of knowledge and experience we recommend Padam!

Marjoleen

Mardi Himal 7 Days Trek

My friend searched for a Trek to hike and see the Annapurna Range. In Pokhara we met our guide Padam and it started on a cloudless sunny day. The Trek passed through different areas and it was at all time an easy hike. The sections through the forest were not my favorite. But to reach the amazing view points and the top we had to pass through it. We went in November 2018 so it seemed not so crowded but the most of the Ghuest Houses at High Camp were fully booked. Padam pre-booked everything one day ahead so it was nothing for us to worry about. At all time he made every request possible and we had the best insider informations about everything. It was impressive how Padam had an answer for every question. His experience in Nepal is marvelous. It was also very interesting to know that much… Read more “Mardi Himal 7 Days Trek”

Patrick Flieger

First Time in Nepal, Perfect situation.

It was our first time in Nepal, we got to pokhara and arranged a trekking with our hotel manager, we were hesitant about which trek to do when Padam arrived for the first time, always willing and in a good mood. He helped decide for Poon Hill and a day later we were in our way. We had an awesome experience and Padam was always waiting or helping us if needed. I am not afraid to tell that we even had some discussions with him, we are from Argentina, we argue a lot! We always argued in a friendly manner and Padam was able to resolve promptly and efficiently all of our problems and inquiries. We plan to visit Nepal soon, and we won’t doubt about hiring Padam again, we now know him and know exactly what to ask, and most important we trust him at the mountain where his… Read more “First Time in Nepal, Perfect situation.”

Felipe Escribano

Look no further for a trip of a lifetime!

I met Padam as part of an organised group from the UK, with Padam being the guide and leading a team of local porters. It was a 9-day trek in the Langtang Valley and Gosaikund Lakes. The mountains are Padam’s office and you can be assured of a memorable trip. Padam is such a warm-hearted and kind person, it was such a joy being with him. He was open and friendly and happy to talk and share his knowledge about so many topics. While he was great getting involved and taking care of the group, he also worked extremely hard in the background, planning, supervising, checking details and making sure everything went smoothly. He was the first up and last to bed, even after a long and tiring day. I have huge respect for Padam and woudl recommend anyone to work with him. I can’t wait for the next adventure!

Rachel Boxall

Trek to ABC and Gurja Khani with Padam September 2018

Last September we did a wonderful trek from Pokara to Gurja Khani (hidden village) with Padam as our guide. He was recommended by our hotel in Pokara. We have previously trekked in Nepal with UK based trekking companies, but this trek was so much better as it was tailored to our needs and we went “off the beaten track” to Gurja Khani. Padam was friendly, professional and took care of every detail. The Gurja Khani route involved staying in Home Stay accommodation and Padam was able to arrange this, make friends wherever we went. We had some great conversations along the way, and he helped us see into the heart of this wonderful country and its people. We have no hesitation in recommending Padam.

Carole Wood

padam means lotus

i’ve done a lot of trekking these last 4-5 years in nepal so i encountered a lot of mountain guides. none of them was a disappointment, nepali mountain guides are in general very friendly and professional. well, padam is a different breed. he was introduced to me by a friend hotel owner, as my guide i’m usually working with in the annapurna region was not available at that time. he assured me that padam is “the best”. in case you didn’t know, everything is “the best” in nepal, so i took his word with a grain of salt, but i booked this new guide, trusting my friend’s recommendation. it happened that “the best”, for padam, is a lesser label. he is just… a lotus. as the matter of fact, his name, padam, means lotus in nepali. it fits him. i should put like this: if all the other nepali guides… Read more “padam means lotus”

sega

Fantastic Trek to Gurja Himal with Padam

Padam was recommended to us by our Hotel in Pokara, as we wanted to do a bespoke trek to Annapurna Base Camp and then on to the Hidden Village of Gurja Himal, west of Beni in September 2017. Padam is an excellent guide, and great company.We learned more about Nepal on this trek than on previous treks with UK based companies. He was very professional, taking care with every detail and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks to him we had such a wonderful trip- the only problem was that we would have liked longer!

Carole Wood and Robin Bailey

Family friendly trek

Based in Pokhara we asked our hotel to provide a contact for a trekking service. We are so glad that Padam was recommended to us. He created a bespoke package of daily treks for us (family of 4, children aged 11 and 9 at the time). Padam organized all the transport and we felt very safe in his competent hands. He pitched the level of the treks just right and we saw a mix of beautiful Nepalese scenery and famous sites. We would definitely recommend Padam and if we return to Nepal we will use him again. He is trustworthy, punctual and great company!

Briony Emery

A lifetime experience

Namaste! We trekked to Annapurna Sanctuary in May 2018 with Padam as our guide and it was the best experience I’ve ever had. The trek is fantastic, the scenery is breathtaking and the opportunity to dive into Nepali culture is invaluable. Padam is the ideal guide. He always made sure we had the most comfortable accommodation and the best food. He set the perfect pace for us to prevent AS (altitude sickness), introduced us to the Nepali history and culture (every evening before dinner he used to share stories about it) and he had answers for all our questions. We had two porters who were the best, they always got to each stop before us and were the perfect companions. If I ever go back to Nepal I will only trek with Padam. <3

Patricia David

Mardi Himal – a varied, beautiful journey in the Annapurna region

Last week, Padam guided my boyfriend and I through the 6 day Mardi Himal trek – it is quite a new trek, only 5 or so years. The path was sometimes narrow, or had forked routes, and due to the pre-monsoon time it could be muddy and slippery. Our wonderful guide helped us through it all, giving us interesting and valuable information about Nepali culture and the Himalayas along the way. Thank you Padam for making our trek safe, worry-free and informative!

Elena M

Padam guided us to Poon Hill in the Annapurna region

Namaste! This September (2013) Padam guided us to Poon Hill in the Annapurna region. It was our first ever trek and it was fantastic thanks to Padam. We weren’t sure what to expect from trekking and Padam provided very helpful advice to prepare us before the trek. During the trek, Padam was great company and through our many conversations we learned much more about Nepal as a country and the Annapurna region than we ever would have on our own. Thank you Padam for making our holiday one of the best ones we have ever had! Get in touch when you visit England! Ben and Steph, Reading, UK.

Ben and Steph

Joe and Marianne would trek to the Moon with you

Namaste Padam! Nuala, Mighty Imperial Joe and Marianne would trek to the Moon with you. Padam is one of those rare individuals who in his quiet way guides you to the vast spiritual depths that a trek in the Himalayas beckons within individuals like me. Not knowing if I could do such a trek and almost not succeeding Padam and our two porters Dinish and Prabin brought us safely and magically through a beautiful trek to Matchapucherie Base Camp. It was a life changing trek and I’m forever grateful to Padam! Looking forward to another adventure with him in the not so distant future! Blessings, Marianne

Marianne Nishifue

thank you for all your work as our guide

Dear Padam, Nick and I trekked with you in September 2012 (Poon Hill and the Ghorepani / Ghandruk route) and we wanted to get in touch to say thank you for all your work as our guide. It was a fantastic trip! We had a wonderful time trekking and exploring the stunning scenery and getting to know the Annapurna region and Nepal. You were super at keeping the pace just right and sharing your wealth of knowledge with us, and the trek would not have been as good as it was without you! I shall email you some photos – there are some great pics! I hope your trip to Everest base camp went well, and best wishes for a happy 2013 to you and your family. Laura and Nick. Oxford, UK.

Laura Ingle

denn Padam Ist sehr erfahren und sicher auch in schwierigem Gelände

Wir hatten uns kurzfristig entschlossen, unsere Annapurna-Umrundung doch mit Führer und Träger zu machen und haben in Padam einen außerordentlich kompetenten Führer gefunden, denn Padam – Ist sehr erfahren und sicher auch in schwierigem Gelände – Ist ein hervorragender Organisator (Permits, Bustickets, Lodges, Trägervermittlung, Tagesetappen) – Ist sehr flexibel und konnte sehr gut auf unsere Bedürfnisse eingehen, die Entscheidungen wurden im Team getroffen – Besitzt ein fundiertes Wissen nicht nur über das Gebirge, sondern auch über Ökologie, Ökonomie, Kultur, Religion, Brauchtum und Sitten – Spricht ein gutes Englisch Padam wohnt in der Nähe von Pokhara, arbeitet seit 16 Jahren als Bergführer und kennt viele Regionen Nepals. Wir können Padam uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Bei Nachfragen gerne an k.wolpert@posteo.de und k.pedoth@web.de Klaus Wolpert und Kurt Pedoth

K Wolpert

Rob Ogden

Hi Padam, we’re having a look at your website after returning to the UK. Very professional! Thanks again for guiding us, had a great time in october 2010, the kids are still talking about and my legs can still feel it! Good luck with everything Rob, Kat and family from England

Rob Ogden

We were recommended Padam as a guide by some friends this year

We were recommended Padam as a guide by some friends this year (november 2010) as we planned our trip to Nepal. Originally we thought we’d be fine to trek alone until some insurance companies got fussy and insisted on it (You can get independant trekking insurance through the British Mountaineering Club though). We decided that we’d learn more about the country if we had a guide and therefore booked Padam still… the best decision we made Padam kept in email contact thoughout our planning and on arrival met us at the airport, sorted our taxi, found us accomadation, sorted trekking passes and permits whilst we were able to recover from the travel. Our trek was the Annapurna Sanctury route upto Base Camp with the inclusion of Poon Hill (9-10 Days). This Comment could go on and on about how great the trek was but i’ll save the precise detail for… Read more “We were recommended Padam as a guide by some friends this year”

Richard Partner

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