Tony and I have just returned from Trekking to Everest Base Camp via the stunning Gokyo Lakes and Chola Pass, from the moment we were met by the Kandoo team in Kathmandu we felt we were in safe professional hands. We were privileged to have wonderful guides Pimba , a twice times Everest summiteer,Dorchi, Hira and Dukchung who all have a wealth of mountaineering and trekking experience, they took care of our every needs ,always smiling and unfailingly helpful. Their knowledge of the mountains and the history of the area enhanced our experience. The route we took was truly wonderful starting with tree lined gorges and memorable bridges with tantalizing views of Everest and Ama Dablam,we stayed in remote mountain villages where the way of life for the locals looked impossibly hard. We then reached the more barren areas above the tree line as we became surrounded by beautiful mountains on all sides.
Unfortunately I developed a chest infection ,again the care I received was outstanding, we were guided to a medical clinic where I could see a Doctor and receive treatment ,then after 3 days I was able to resume our trek towards Everest Base Camp, without Hira's wonderful lead I am not sure I would have made it ! Kandoo are incredibly well organised their daily medical checks of O2 saturation and pulse measurements ,as well as questions pertinent to symptoms of altitude sickness ensure that the health of their clients in this harsh environment is monitored, our gradual ascent and careful pacing by our guides also ensured that nobody in the group had any problems with the altitude sickness. Overall it was a real holiday of a lifetime ,we cannot thank the wonderful team of guides and porters enough. Thank you also to Paul and Jane Deakin who have created this fabulous company they have much to be proud of. We are already planning 2 more adventures with Kandoo ,we can't wait! Our very best wishes to Dukchung for his climb of K2 ,stay safe.
Jane and Tony Fox"
We just recently completed the Everest Base Camp trek and from start to finish it was Kandoo at its finest! From the warm welcome at the airport, at the relaxing comfortable hotel in the heart of lively Thamel Kathmandu, and all along the whole wonderful trek to EBC, the team was remarkable. Willing to help us with anything, always had smiles on their faces, had our health and well-being as top priority and made us laugh all the way.
The guides were friendly, knowledgeable, patient and professional, and made us feel like one big family all working towards our EBC goal. The porters also helped make things much more comfortable for us and were a big part in making the trek a success.
I dont know how they do it, but Kandoo manages to assemble the finest, most hardworking, attentive and considerate people as part of their trekking teams. It makes an already out-of-the ordinary trip into something extraordinary! We also climbed Mt Kilimanjaro with Kandoo in 2015 and it was the same amazing experience. Very professional, caring and experienced team, that made our trek a brilliant success! Kudos also to the staff in the UK, who make planning and prepping for the trip exciting and stress-free! It was a pleasure working with them. We would very highly recommend Kandoo to anyone planning a trekking trip. You will not be disappointed!
Thank-you Kandoo for helping us fall in love with Nepal and the Himalayas. We hope to trek with you again!"
Thanks again Kandoo for 2 of the best experiences we've ever had and would love to climb with you again one day!
Kate & Andy"
Kandoo specialises in providing amazing mountain adventures for active people. Our small group tours take intrepid adventurers to the world’s most spectacular mountain destinations, including Mount Kilimanjaro, the Himalaya, the Andes and the Alps.
At Kandoo, we believe in creating incredible memories that will last forever and our treks help anyone with a Kandoo attitude to experience the adventure of a lifetime.
Why book with Us
We are unique in that we own and operate our tours across the globe. Unlike many tour operators that run a website and then sub-contract to local companies to run your adventure, we have full operational control over your experience. This means you get great guides, world-class equipment, sensational food and top class safety. When you book with us there are no middleman costs. You get a high quality tour at a great value price.
High altitude climbing and trekking comes with inherent risks. We operate a number of safety protocols to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience with us. In particular, all our itineraries have been designed to build in as much acclimatisation time as possible. We do not cut corners and operate dangerously profiled routes. All guides are trained to conduct daily health checks using the Lake Louise Protocol and pulse oximeters. Finally we spend a lot of time pre-departure providing preparation tips and resources to ensure your trip is safe and successful.
A fundamental part of how we operate is that we care for our crew, care for the local environment and care for the communities in which we operate. We are also active members of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) and Responsible Travel, who both share our commitment to sustainable travel.