I visited Nepal on october 2016. just before I finished the trip, i was advised by Ajay, one of the managers, to go to Mardi himal trek. It was excellent advise, since it was great trek. beutiful view, beutiful places, not too touristic and one guide Tika that took care for everything during the way. It was not too tough trek, with good view of the mountains there. It was organized very well, the hotels in the way. the food, the necessary equipment- slipping bag, sticks, water capsules, the rain coat- everything was organised beforehand by the team of Simrik hotel, MY home away from home.
Ethical, Friendly, and generally great trek
by ellybooo | TripAdvisor | United Kingdom | May 2017
Some friends and I went on a 5 day trek to Poon hill with Freedom’s guide Nirmal. The trek itself was beautiful, more wonderful than I had imagined it would be. But the company made us feel relaxed and looked after, and also made sure we got what we wanted from our trip. I say the company, because everyone has been brilliant, but it was our guide, Nirmal, arranged everything perfectly, despite our last minute booking.
Just to say a bit about Nirmal, because he deserves it, he was a fantastic guide, better than we could have asked for. He was attentive to our safety, really knowledgeable, and throughout the trek we felt like we were in safe hands. He was also great fun. pointing out things we wouldn’t have noticed ourselves, teaching us card games, and generally making sure our trip was really memorable.
About Freedom, now I’m back I’m really really glad we booked with them, because they go to a lot of effort to make sure their guides are not only trained to standards expected, but also make sure they all have first aid training and medical training suitable for trekking. They also care about the environment and the local community, and I loved the passion they had when they told me all about it.
I definitely would book again and would recommend them to anyone.
Reviewed May 12, 2017
by Wanderer710957 | TripAdvisor | United Kingdom | 2017
I was in contact with Ajay at the office and Nirmal was my guide on the poon hill trek. I got the absolute best service I could ask for. Super warm & friendly people with the heart at the right place. Professional, helpful and just superb. I’m going back and I wouldn’t hesitate to go back to Freedom adventures again for some other trek or adventure 🙂
Reviewed May 13, 2017
by 633robink | TripAdvisor | Norway | 2017
We booked paragliding and a package deal with Freedom adventures. We had a lot of questions, especially related to safety and the logistics surrounding the package deal. The package wasn’t something Freedom advertise explicitly, but Arun got his head around calling his contacts making it possible! It included a bustrip to Royal Beach Camp (rafting and sleepover + Canyoning & solo cano rafting if wanted), a bustrip to Chitwan (Jeep safari and jungle sightseeing and a sleepover) and thereafter a bus back to Kathmandu for our flight back to Norway.
I would particularly like to highlight Arun’s extraordinary customer services and insights making us comfortable choosing him and his company. Also, his English is great which makes communication easy.
Reviewed May 24, 2017
Engaging, Organised and Ethical - highly recommended
by EthanC215 | United Kingdom | 2017
I was walking through Lakeside Pokhara going into each trekking guide shop I saw and talking with each business about the hike, distances, altitudes and timings. Most of the places i walked into greeted me with a vacant hello and an extremely basic conversation about what the hike entails without much detail. Walking past Freedom i decided on a whim to head in and talk to the staff, although I suspected it might be out of my price range due to how nice and spacious the office was (it fitted into my budget very nicely in the end).
I got chatting to Ajay and instantly I knew this guy knew what he was talking about. He wanted to know exactly what my capabilities and experience were so he could accurately pair me with a guide that would be a good match. Later I talked with Arun for my pre-departure meetings where we organised all the fine details of the trip and got the itinerary together with my guide. This is precisely what I wanted – people who were organised, professional and just good conversation.
My guide Basanta was not only a true gentleman but also now a good friend. We hiked together, we talked about our cultures and most importantly we looked out for each other in the mountains. I thank freedom for pairing me with a great man and I thank Basanta for being himself. If I return to Nepal he will be one of the first people I aim to see.
Before this review waffles on too much I’d just like to suggest to any potential hikers out there to just walk into Freedom Adventures, have a chat and talk about what you’re plans are – they’re not high-pressure salesmen. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to work with a truly sincere and ethical company to provide an intensely memorable experience.
Reviewed May 24, 2017
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My first great trekking experience !
by Resort714163 | TripAdvisor | China | 2017
I had a great time with freedom adventures team for a 2days 1 night easy trekking! As I have no experience in hiking and trekking before , I m so worried about the trip at the beginning!
Thanks Ajay & Raj for suggesting us a easy trekking (from kande to phedi) ,offer a very nice price for us and sharing Nepali culture with us !
We love the time to spend with our guide Raj in these two days as he is a really funny guy and he is really professional in the trek. And we love the views on the mountain in Australian camp! It was perfect 🙂
Highly recommended Freedom adventures if u plan to have your trekking in Nepal 🙂
Reviewed June 12, 2017
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Incredible trekking experience
by Jeveria | TripAdvisor | United Kingdom | 2017
We arrived in Pokhara without somewhere to stay and were quickly overwhelmed by the number of hotel touts at the bus station. We couldn’t get away from a particularly nasty hotel tout and ended up taking a taxi to a random hotel from our lonely planet guide. On arrival, it immediately started raining heavily and we hid in a small cafe whilst someone from our group ran around the lakeside looking for a hotel. Hotel Simrik was the only hotel that didn’t pressure us into making a decision.
We noticed that Freedom Adventures was attached to the hotel and so we asked them about a 5 or 6 day trek that we could do. They gave us lots of information about different treks without ever pushing us to choose a trek with them. They showed us where the trek would go on a map, a detailed itinerary and told us about the medical supplies they would take in case anything went wrong. All of their guides have a good level of medical training. They also made sure we had the correct insurance which highlighted that they cared about our safety.
They managed to organise our trek incredibly quickly. We signed the documents at midday and were ready to leave at 8am the next morning. Our guide, Nirmal, was the most excellent guide we could have hoped for and I’m not sure we could have had a better guide. He helped us make our packs as light as possible, as carrying our own bags was important to us. His attention to detail is fantastic. All of the places we stayed at had beautiful views from our rooms and he always picked the place with the best food!
At one point during the trip I became quite ill and we had to delay our start for the day. Nirmal was great at making sure I was okay and giving me space to feel better. He even offered to carry my pack or take me to a hospital if that’s what I wanted. Nirmal also gave us information along our trek that wouldn’t be possible without a guide and didn’t mind when we constantly stopped to take photos. He was incredibly enthusiastic throughout the trip and you could tell that he really loved his job and being out trekking.
This trip was one that I will remember for the rest of my life. Trekking is an wonderful experience and Freedom Adventures made it as easy as it could be. They arranged transport to drop us off and pick us up from the our start and finish point. Nirmal’s organisational skills meant that everywhere we stayed was the best place we could.
I would recommend anyone I know to book with Freedom Adventures.
Mesmerising Mardi Himal!
by Jemima F | TripAdvisor | Australia | 2017
What a joy to trek the spectacular Mardi Himal as a Mum & daughter duo, organised so efficiently by Arun from Freedom Adventures. Our main guide Tika guided us through mesmerising jungle, mountains, valleys & forrests with great care and attentiveness. Together with Raj we were encouraged, supported, entertained and informed of many cultural Nepali customs every step of the trek. We were also introduced to the villagers, delightful families and children along the way. Freedom Adventures are a wonderfully balanced team of respectful, enthusiastic and professional people. Thank you guys, we will always remember our days in the mountains in stunning Nepal with much fondness & great happiness and we will most definitely be back!
Sandy & Jemima Fonseka
Reviewed November 7, 2017
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Freedom Adventurres - super company!
by jzdanek | TripAdvisor | Poland | 2017
In october 2017 I took part in an expediton on two very beautiful peaks in Everest region – Mt. Island Peak (6189 m) and Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 m). I climbed two mountains with a great guide: Yagan!!! Freedom Adventures it is a superb company ready to prepare all kind of trekking and climbing expedition in Himalayas! I can entirely recommend this company for everybody!!! In the next year I am going to climb Mt. Manaslu (8100 m) and for sure I will choose Freedom Adventures again!!! Jarek (Poland)
Reviewed November 10, 2017
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Wonderful trekking experience !
by Hayrilai | TripAdvisor | China | 2017
We joined a 2 days 1night trekkig, it is a relax and comfortable trekking for beginners. The staffs in thos company are very nice and friendly.The manager Ajay answered our question patiently and described very details like a teacher. And he takes really good care to his costumers. He knew my sandals are not sutiable to wear on trekking, so he borrowed his own shoes to me.
And Raj is our tour guide, if you like funny person,you have to find him. He is very friendly and funny, makes our trekking interesting a lot, and he is very patient to us because we walked very slow and he keep waiting for us and encourage us like a friend. He always makes the atomosphere very positive.
If you are the beginners of trekking, you can join a 2days and 1night trekking, i think it is easy and the view is worthful!
Reviewed June 13, 2017
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by Eric R | Spain | 2017
We did everything in Pokhara with this agency! They can help you for everything that you need! Thank you so much!:) So friendly, you can learn a lot about their culture! 🙂
August 24, 2017
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Ama Dablam Expedition X.2017
by Lukalew1 | TripAdvisor | Poland | 2017
In october 2017 I took part in an expediton on a very beautiful and difficult peak in Everest region – Mt. Ama Dablam (6812 m). Expedition was very meticoulously planned and fulfilled. We stayed on the summit!!! Freedom Adventures it is a superb company ready to prepare all kind of trekking and climbing expedition in Himalayas! I can entirely recommend this company for everybody!!! Lukasz (Poland)
November 8, 2017
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Tika Ram Best Guide Ever
by Filippo7piazzi | TripAdvisor | Italy | 2017
Great company, very polite, and a guide really professional! We did Poon Hill and Tika show us the best, we eat typical Nepali, sleep in particular homestay with amazing view… If you search a professional agency, for everything, Also for suggestion, they are the best in Pokhara, cheap and professional! Ask about Tika for guide, is really, really a great guide and person!!
Reviewed August 6, 2017
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Adventure in the Monsoon
by mfrondorf57 | TripAdvisor | United Kingdom | 2017
After hearing such great things about Freedom Adventures online, my two friends and I decided to do a 5-day trek to Poon Hill. We were aware that it was monsoon season, and that the views might not be all that we had saw online, but we were ok with that. While it did rain almost everyday, our guide Nirmal made sure we had a ton of fun each day. Also, Nirmal was very flexible in what we wanted to see and do, as the weather during the monsoon can change plans quickly. Some points were challenging, such as the uphill portions, but NIrmal made sure we took water breaks, had snacks, and stayed safe during our time on the “hill”.
The folks at the office are also very easy to work with. Had some complications after the trek and they were very willing to help us.
Overall, a great experience. i would highly suggest asking for Nirmal. He is willing to share his knowledge of the culture with his guides.
Reviewed July 8, 2017
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10 Day Trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary (ABC Trek)
by Ben Russell | Australia | 2016
We have just completed an amazing trek to the beautiful heart of the Annapurna’s. The weather was perfect, the scenery was breath-taking and the people were so friendly. Before our trek We arrived in Pokhara and visited a few trekking agencies. However, we felt most comfortable with Freedom Adventure Treks. Within 36 hours they had matched our family (ages 47, 45, 15, 13) with one guide (Siva) and 2 porters (Raj and Tika). They were all kind, helpful, knowledgeable, caring and lots of fun. I can thoroughly recommend Freedom Adventures Treks .
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An opportunity to actually be part of it
by Belinda | Australia | 2007
I think that Freedom Adventure Trek is unique in that provides an opportunity to not just see the beautiful scenery, the people and the culture, but to actually be part of it, which is truly a credit to you and your team. One of the things I enjoyed the most was often the music and singing in the evenings (and sometime in mornings!). Not only was it a great way to wind down, but it was also a great way to ‘break the ice’ so to speak with other tourists, porters and locals getting involved in the festivities. One of my favourite memories was a morning music and dance session in Kagbeni – we all later commented that was a great release after the stress of making it over the pass. It is moments like that turn a good trip into a fantastic trip, and I don’t think that you can get that with other trekking companies
Awesome, professional, safety conscious - the best adventure guides in Nepal !!
by Lucy Dean | Switzerland | 2017
We just did a trek to Tilicho lake at 4900 meters, guided by Freedom Adventures. Throughout the whole experience with Freedom Adventures, we felt fully prepared and relaxed about the trek. They briefed us so well, super professional, friendly and made sure that all safety aspects were covered so that we could just relax and enjoy the experience. They have an intimate knowledge of the routes, the weather and conditions which just gives you the edge when setting out. They are literally available 24/7 which meant we could get feedback and advice at any time before arriving. Superb! I’m just desperate to get back to Nepal and do another trek with Freedom!!
Came as customers left as friends
by Tara Amy Bennison, Roxanne Golding and Rachel Dare | United Kingdom | 2017
We booked one guide, Durga, who was absolutely great, keeping spirits high with his beautiful singing voice, as we sweated through the jungle, battling the famous “Nepali Flat”. We lucked out as we also had guide-in-training, Nirmal with us who was such a valued addition to our trekking party. We were gutted to have to say goodbye at the end of our journey.The trek was such a memorable experience, made so great due to the wonderful staff at Freedom. We returned a few days later and booked paragliding through them too, again, a brilliant experience.I can’t recommend Freedom Adventures enough, the team are professional, caring and fun, they’re passionate about what they do and it shows.
We immediately felt safe and comfortable as they were so thorough and had thought of everything
by Hannah Marriot, Eleanor Ganpatsingh & Jeveria Raja | United Kingdom | 2016
We discovered Freedom Adventures accidentally when looking for a place to stay in Pokhara. We discovered the attached Hotel Simrik where the staff were warm, welcoming and kind. When we spoke to them about wanting to do some trekking they were nothing like the other agents we had met and instead of trying to sell us something and offering ‘bargain prices’ Ajay spent time talking to us through different options and what we wanted. We immediately felt safe and comfortable as they were so thorough and had thought of everything. What was even more impressive was that after booking at 11am we were able to leave the next day.
We booked the 5 day Ghoripani/Poon Hill circuit.In the evening before the Trek we met our guide Nirmal. I feel that we couldn’t have been luckier, he was a truely fantastic guide. From the moment we met him he put us at ease and talked us through everything we needed, helping us to prepare. During the trek he was quickly able to identify our different strengths and weakness’s as well as learning about our interests. He had so much knowledge of the area he was able to teach us lots about the areas we were walking through. He was so supportive and kind and had considered so many details, such as the view we would have from our rooms, or lunch spots. He is really is an amazing guide i would recommend to anyone.
Since returning from our Trek we decided to stay at Hotel Simrik for the rest our time in pokhara, as the team here are so friendly and helpful they have made it feel like home, I feel we have got to know them and they are such kind and friendly people- this (this the Freedom Adventures team). We have had chance to talk to different guides and they are so friendly and have helped us with all our stupid questions. Any of them would be great to go Trekking with im sure and I would recommend anyone who wants a great trekking experience book with these guys. I’m already planning my next one!
Thank you so much to Nirmal and the whole team at Freedom adventures for making this trip so memorable!