Great idea to combine Mardi Trek with Yoga
Mardi Himal very clear in the morning/ to get the view at viewpoint had to go early but was worth it!. Surojan very great yoga instructor and knowledgable about the History, traditions of the Nepalese. Made a fun experience. Meet a lot of great people, was a great view from the top. Very rewarding experience the Yoga part of the trek was possibly my highlight on a clear morning in the Mountains. Many fellow hikers were also very interested in the idea of a Yoga Trek!
Suggesation: One of the days from Mid Camp to high camp was quite short (2hrs). Perhaps could have done this from the Forest camp which would give us an extra day near the top.
Top Notch Mardi Himal Trek
Extremely well organised. Nirajan made everything super easy and was an absolute gent. Depak and Jivan (our guide and porter) were very caring, knowledgeable and great company. The trek was amazing and made better by the experienced recommendations of Nirajan and Depak. Would definitely recommend. Cheers, Rugged Trails!!
Originally, Hayley and Paul had booked for Machhapuchhre Model Trek but later changed their mind for Mardi Himal Yoga Trek itinerary trip plan. This review was copied from Tripadvisor.
Great way to get out from Dusty Kathmandu.
Nagarkot is a nice place to get the fresh air. Weather wasn't good but the guide made a day with his funny jokes. Price was expensive but worthy.
His English was fluent and very knowledgeable about cultures. Before doing Nagarkot i had booked dhampus hike with another company and price was less but guide barely speaks English. Don't roam around these guys are best in the town!
Everest Base Camp March - April 2018
Well what can I say, These guys were and are awesome. Nirajan went above and beyond when one of our party had to come down due to illness. So trustworthy always giving advice when asked nothing was to much trouble. Our guide Indra was amazing his knowledge and experience made the trip for me. If your looking to go trekking these are the guys for you !! Seriously look no further.
Namaste guys. "Andy wrote this on our Tripadvisor after doing Everest Base Camp Trekking."
My Mardi Himal Yoga Trek
Everest Base Camp and Gokyo lake Yoga Trek
This is the second time for me as I go through Rugged Trail Nepal and once again it was perfect. The first agency: Nirajan from the start is to listen and even before arriving in Nepal and answers all your questions on the trek or the habits and customs of Nepal. It does not offer as high mountain treks, do not hesitate to ask I'm sure he will be happy to advise you (and help organize) to your experience and your visit Nepal is closest to your expectations. People working here, cultural guides, mountain, yoga teachers, porters, drivers are also all pleasant, friendly and competent in their fields. The trek: what to say except... Wow. What an adventure. Wonderful, intense, imposing a transcendence and rewarding in every way.
The first Gokyo lakes are a beauty .. The view from Gokyo Ri worth the effort of the climb. Thanks to the skill of our guides, Indra Djorge and Nirajan himself, and using huge porters, we all could cross the difficult passage of Chola. And finally, reach the first base camp of Everest. All this in addition to yoga (Everest Base Camp Yoga Trek) lessons morning and evening (more than 4000m) in beautiful and conducive to exercise places: wilderness facing the mountain, wherein monasteries .. Thanks, Surojan. And the group. Thank you to all: Christina, Natalie, Nina, Tejas, Fabienne, Husch, Bob, and Denise. We were all from different backgrounds but with the same desire to be in these mountains. And thank you for your patience with my English / French;) I could write a novel about this experience so it was wonderful to me... It leaves a part of you .. Do not hesitate. Certainly, it's intense physically but efforts are well rewarded .. If it again? I come back tomorrow !! Thank you again Rugged Trail Nepal have made this possible.
Review translated from French from TripAdvisor.
Do it! Top-notch trekking experience on a very personal, friendship level! "Everest Yoga Trek
Nirajan, the owner of Rugged Trails, was always available for any kind of questions and very helpful before the trek via Whatsapp. During the trek, our guide Indra, his assistant Dordge, as well as Nirajan himself and our team of porters worked miracles to make this trek as enjoyable as possible to every single one of us. The group was so much fun, so many nice and fun characters, accommodation in teahouses were well-chosen - the food was always excellent (and abundant), the Everest Base Camp Yoga trekking route itself was incredibly beautiful and tough strenuous at parts (which it says also in the description), that is exactly what I signed up for - and what I enjoyed to the fullest. They also tried to supply alternatives whenever possible, breaks as needed on the way, Yoga 1 hour in the morning and 1 hour after trekking was a fine thing - Suroyan knows a lot about Hatha yoga - although we felt we needed a yoga break over 4,500 m.
Summed up, DO IT!
You won't regret it ... and a big fat DHANYABAD to Nirajan, Indra, Dordge, Suroyan and the porter team that only made this unforgettable trip possible!
Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Rugged Trails Nepal
On Christmas Day 2017 we began our journey to Annapurna Base Camp with Rugged Trails Nepal. We had a small group of four but were lucky enough to have two guides in Nirajan and Apar and two fantastic porters. Little did we know at that time that these two guys would go on to become not only great guides but also great friends.
The tour was incredibly well organized and adapted continuously to give us the best opportunity to maximize the amazing views. I am not normally one for pre-arranged group trips but this tour was excellent. Rugged Trails was adaptive and strived to ensure every meal and bed on the trip was the best possible option, providing a clear advantage over other operators. Their supreme knowledge and experience of the region were clearly evident, offering insightful information along the way. And besides this, their company provided a lot of fun and laughter.
I am already planning a customized Everest Base Camp trip organized through Nirajan at Rugged Trails for the near future.
Nirajan is a great person and is incredibly generous and passionate about his employees, friends and family and country of Nepal. He has big visions for the future and will offer you a package far more authentic and valuable than what other large scale commercialized tour operators will. You won't be disappointed.