- Trekking with Bam,
Bam was our guide for the first 2-3 days of our EBC trip. After that, he was more of a friend than a guide!
Bam is super helpful, knowledgeable, and sweet. He will go to lengths to ensure we get the best experience during our trek. For instance, visiting Ama Dablam Base Camp was not part of the itinerary, but just because some of us wanted to do it, he tweaked the plan and accompanied us on that difficult trek before a super busy day.
And that's only one example, he was always making sure that our whole team was properly rested and fed.
Also, his efforts to speak with me in his broken Hindi just for fun were super cute! :)
- Bam is excellent Guide!
Bam is fantastic and goes out of his way to make sure you get the most out of your Nepal trip. I can very highly recommend him.
This was my first time in Nepal AND my first time doing a trekking. For that reason, my guide was extra important to me. Bam picked me up at the airport and brought me to a nice hotel in Kathmandu. For the next few days, Bam briefed our group about the trekking, took us shopping in Thamel (for trekking gear), and arranged a city tour for us. This was all included in our package.
During our 2-week trekking in Oct 2023, we noted Bam’s extensive experience guiding trekkers in the Himalayas. Since he knows a lot of people in the area, he often managed to find the nicest lodges for us. Bam always made sure we all felt comfortable and safe. I never felt unsafe during the trekking. We had some ad-hoc requests during the trekking, e.g. deviating from the originally planned program, and although I am sure that behind-the-scenes it wasn’t always easy, Bam always made it happen with a smile.
Besides being an excellent guide, Bam is very friendly and easy-going and also has a good sense of humor. To me this was a great, unexpected add-on to the trip: having a guide that integrates so well in the group.
This trip was one of the best ones in my life, and I couldn’t have wished for a better guide or organization. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Explorer Adventure and have Bam craft the best program for you and your group. You won’t regret it!
- Trekking with Bam again
Gokyo-EBC 2023 is my second trek with Explorer Adventure and Bam Magar. After the Manaslu Circuit in 2022, I knew who my trusted trekking guide in Nepal is. Bam is a guide whose presence inspires confidence. Over 20 years of experience translates into mature professionalism, a wide network in all trekking regions and a super nice personality. Bam easily goes the extra mile to suit clients needs. Whether it is an unscheduled flight from Lukla, an extra hike to Ama Dablam Base Camp or accommodation in the Pyramid. Trekking with Bam is a journey not just of miles, but of trust and friendship.
- Bam is an amazing guide!
We recently did an over two weeks hike with Bam to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Bam is an amazing guide! Bam's hiking guide is an exceptional resource for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. He provides a tailored program for your need according to your request with comprehensive trail information, ensuring a seamless and exciting adventure as you wish. Safety tips and local insights make it a standout guide. The user-friendly format accommodates hikers of all levels, and the inclusion of itinerary options caters to diverse schedules. Bam is one of a kind guide with a lovely friendly and kind personality who exudes a passion for the outdoors, making him an invaluable companion for unforgettable hiking experiences. I have a lot to write about him, but I'll just leave it at this: Bam was not only a guide for us but very quickly became like a friend or even more, as a family member and made the hiking such a joyful experience. I look forward to making more hiking plans with him and will again let him personalize the plan for our team, as he considers the details very well.
- Manaslu Circuit Trekking - 2022
What do we usually hear about the Manaslu Circuit trek: - the most beautiful - the least crowded - very basic accommodation conditions Now I can appreciate how true this is: - the most beautiful - definitely yes! Giant waterfalls, beautiful forests, picturesque valleys, snowy peaks, charming villages. Do not repeat my mistake - take pictures with a good camera, not a smartphone. - the least crowded - not at all! Well, this is not Everest Base Camp trek. But don't expect seclusion. - very basic accommodation conditions - not at all! Maybe this is the merit of our guides, but the lodges are even better than what I had on the track to Everest Base Camp. Electrical sockets, wifi, and even a shower in the room are fairly common options. The shower, however, is only cold (or does not work at all). And the doors do not close, as the latches are uneven. But who cares when you have a fantastic view outside the window)) I am very grateful to our Nepalese team - porters and guides. Bam and Amrit are highly professional and experienced guides. Their knowledge, helpfulness and sense of humour made a great atmosphere in the team and keep us in the spirit of exploration. It's priceless to have such people. Guys, thanks a lot for the unforgettable adventure!
- Langtang valley - amazing experience
Dear all, let me say big Thank You to Explorer Adventure team for the great support during my trip in October 2019 in Nepal to Langtang Valley , and first of all to Bam and Niraj ! The beauty and energy of Himalayan mountains cannot be fully described, you should see, feel, experience it. And our team was happy to immerse into this amazing nature feeling absolutely secure and taken care of under the supervision of the Bam’s team - perfect organization, stunning routes, warm atmosphere and support, overall absolutely enriching experience! Happy I was part of it and Thank You )
- Himalaya Yatra-2019: trekking of the Yoga group
Namaste Everyone! My name is Andrew, I was part of a team of yogis from Moscow who completed a 3-week trek to Langtang Valley (reaching the 5,000 m Tsergo Ri peak) and Gosaikunda Lakes. Write here with big gratitude to everyone who made our Yatra (pilgrimage) in Himalayas possible! A team of 8 yogis, led by our teacher Fuad Aliev, went to a 3-week journey in the mountains to make our Yatra and practice yoga on all the heights we've been on. The Divine was on our side and the journey was full of harmony and joy, the weather was wonderful and the sun bright - every day! Yes, the nights were sometimes cold but regardless of this everyone's managed to complete the journey and go through his/her own inner processes on the deepest possible level. And, sure thing, it could not be possible without our team of guides led by Bam Magar. Their professionalism, patience and wisdom, ability to quickly solve any problems and good knowledge of the trek made it possible for us to relax and fully concentrate on the process. Special thanks to our guides Bam and Master Niraj, and big thanks to our porters! You all became our great friends! I'll be happy to meet you and go to some trek with you again! Andrew
- It was a trip of a lifetime!
Thank you very much Bam, Amrit and Daki Pa to make it possible! I dreamed to walk this track for almost 5 years after the last large avalanche killed many tourists.
How I felt throughout the walk? It was great, I felt looked after, cared and listened, even on the way back home when Amrit formal duties of care finished, he still assisted me with what he could. The walk up and down the hills is not always easy for your knees..Amrit has the first aid on him to assist if any signed of issues felt. Daki Pa has less communication skills but his care and warm personality was making for it. He is young, but fit for the job! Amaizing landscapes and people working outside of their homes shown a glimpse of a different world. Amrit was there to explain the nuances of their customs, believes and traditions. Our minds were totally busy watching out for the wonders of the way, what distracted us from the hardship of the walk itself. After the 3800 m heights we both felt the signs of heights sleekness...again Amrit was there with helping hand. He had the pills, which removed unpleasant simptoms.
I cannot thank you guys enough for the joy I had throughout my 2 weeks adventure. For those of you who is still thinking, Explore Adventure is a team who you can trust in the mounting. They won’t run away from you, will listen and will care!