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I just wanted to thank you and Abhi for looking after us so well. The walk up Chisapani nearly killed me (my daughter thought it was an easy stroll!)... overall we had a great time, D and my daughter are already planning their next trip - with Annapurna base camp (and spotting a tiger in Chitwan) the target!

Adam I, UK

I have just got back from trip with snow cat to Annapurna Base Camp with some friends. We had an amazing time and the guides were excellent.

Charlie D, UK

My friends and I have now been back from our amazing Nepalese trip for just over two weeks and we are still reminiscing virtually every day. Thanks again for your help with organising an extremely memorable holiday!
A custom trek to Poon Hill with Kali Gandaki River rafting

Chris D, UK

Our first visit to Nepal and it just blew us away. A special thanks to Mark for putting this altogether and being very patient with some of my "odd" questions. All our staff were just incredible. You guys really rock!
A custom tour of Nepal including mountain biking in the Kali Gandaki Valley, Chitwan National Park and a short trek in the Everest region

Dr. Alexandra F, U.S.A.

I waited 50 years to visit Upper Mustang Nepal and now thanks to Snow Cat Travel the dream has been realised. The journey was above expectation I will never find another one to equal the experience. As we travelled it was like peeling an onion each layer had a new adventure. The highlight was Lo Gekar gompa when I saw it tears came to my eyes. Mark took great care in planning the journey taking into account altitude, ages and any health issues. It paid off I never even got a headache even at 14000 feet at Lo Manthang. Thank you Mark I will always be grateful to you for arranging my Mustang Experience.

Eileen H, UK

I’m now back home and wanted to send you a note of thanks for making my trip a memorable one. We faced a number of challenges, like a major landslide blocking the road, however, you quickly switched to Plan B and we were able to return to Pokhara and overfly the road blockage to Jomson instead. Well done!
A custom jeep tour from Pokhara to Lo Manthang in the Upper Mustang region, with a little bit of extra adventure!

David S, Canada

You impress us from first contact and amaze us as to how you make our incredible adventure work. The love you all have for Nepal has infected us too. Everyone was very good, friendly and happy and so are we!
A custom hike, bike and raft Annapurna Circuit

Geir E, Norway

Thank you so much for everything . From the first email I sent you many months back to the very last second of our trip everything was perfectly planned and executed by your team. We would recommend your company to anybody considering Nepal and will go as far as insist they book through you. Thank you for making our dream of Nepal so perfect. Merci très chaleureux du Canada
Custom trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill and Bhaktapur

Geneviève F, Quebec

Dear Mark, Can I just say how utterly amazing our Trek was. The KGH Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara were both fantastic, and with the exception of Deurali, all the tea houses were spot on. The guides Siva and Hari were brilliant, as were the three porters Madan, Prakash and Yubaraj…they were so friendly and helpful in every way....Abhi and Dil were also incredibly helpful and attentive. Reaching ABC was incredible...Thank you again for putting together our tailor made trek
Custom Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Glen J, UK

From the beginning, when the mailing started with Mark, it was clear that he was listening to my wishes to create a special journey for my husband’s 75th birthday. Out of Mark’s experience, he made a tailormade travelplan, which was just perfect for us. We don’t like to travel just to see a lot, we prefer to submerge in the feelings and visions of local people, to submerge in the local nature...and that is what Snowcattravel offered us abundantly with a wide range of experiences on all kind of levels. Our lifes are very much focused on “awareness, creativity, transformation, connection, ....” and traveling to Nepal & Bhutan guided by Snowcattravel was just a perfect combination of all that. It is even difficult to express it in words, because words are of course limited, ....they are like a frame in which a picture is painted, but the picture itself is always just a part of an unlimited space....completely in harmony with our travel-experiences of what Snowcattravel offers... ! Thank you so much, Mark !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A custom cultural and spiritual tour of Bhutan and Nepal

Ingrid J, Spain

Just wanted to say thank you for ALL your help in making our trip a great success. It was a great challenge and I just can't stop talking about it to the family. Ramesh was great and kept us entertained on the way up and down and also in the evenings with his jokes and banter....and I have already started recommending your company to friends and clients.

Jay M, UK

I am one of the authors of the forthcoming Lonely Planet guidebook to Nepal Snow Cat handled the very complicated logistics of my recent month-long research trip to the country. They did so brilliantly. I would not hesitate to use them again and would advise anyone else to make them their first call.

Paul Stiles

What a lovely time we had and what a great way to spend Christmas and New Year. Everything went like clockwork and your team of guide and porters were superb. The scenery was spectacular and day by day there was something new to admire. It was exactly the right level for the trip we were looking for and even though it was tough at times it did give a great level of satisfaction when we arrived at the tea houses ready for dinner and another early night!! We also thoroughly enjoyed Bhaktapur and Begnas Lake.Bhaktapur was such a culture shock for us but we have a video of the cattle being driven through the street outside the guesthouse and the market on Christmas morning which was such a contrast to home!! The guide we had was very informative and friendly as was every single person we met. We didn't want to leave the trek and were quite sad that it was over but we had a few low level walks around the lake that were lovely.

Judith & Mike N, UK

You are amazing Mark!....I feel in great hands..... As ever your observations are on point . We know our schedule is ambitious...Thank you again for being amazing and such a good liaison..... You are my Nepal handler !
Producer for the BBC "Nadiya Hussain in Nepal" TV programme

Laura Abrahams -TV Producer, "Nadiya's Asian Odyssey"

Hi Mark, Meggan and I had the most amazingly wonderful trip!! Everything flowed so smoothly, all the accommodations were great, the food was amazing, the happy hours were perfect and above all everyone we worked with, trekked with and dealt with in any way were above and beyond our expectations. I can’t thank you enough for all your input and assistance with the planning. I definitely want to return and I definitely need to get my 2 sisters who live in Australia there as I know they’ll love it too. I’m sure you’ll be putting another trip together for me in the not too distant future. It was a perfect trip !
A custom luxury trek in the Annapurnas, Rafting, Chitwan and the Kathmandu Valley

Linda & Meggan, USA

All in all, the trip has been great. It's the first time I've been on an arranged tour and there's definitely something to be said about not needing to think about much beyond the time you need to wake up.
A custom solo trek in the Modi Khola Valley in the Annapurnas

Ma'ayan, UK

Mark, I can’t thank you enough for this help! You’re a total star.Your knowledge and expertise in the area is astounding. Snow Cat really is the go-to company for Media companies!
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Maegan T, UK TV Production Researcher

I couldn't let time pass without saying a huge THANK YOU for all your organization from Snowcat. We had the most fabulous holiday, loved the Nepali people and Nepal in general. Our guide Shiva was a gem, very knowledgeable and always fully aware of surroundings and suitable pace, (I'm not a spring chicken). Also our porters were a credit to your company, so hard working in making our journey comfortable. I enjoyed every single step, even the hard elevation through the forests. The overall organization in hotel, airport and trek pick ups was spot on, so once again THANK YOU so very much. I'm hoping we return Xmas 2019 and without a doubt we would use SNOWCAT.
Custom Annapurna Foothills Trek

Mags, UK

Just a quick note to say thank you and the team for a great experience in Nepal. Special mention to Shiva and Yuvraj - they were a great guide/porter pair and most importantly good lads to be around, we had a lot of fun with them. The route and itinerary worked well - taking an extra day for MBC and ABC let us explore a little more around both areas which was valuable. What a beautiful place. Me and the guys were very impressed with the service Snowcat offered and we’d certainly recommend you guys in future - in fact C mentioned he’d be passing your name to some friends looking at a 2018 trip. Thanks for all your work and offering a great price, it’s much appreciated.
A custom trek to Annapurna Sanctuary

Matt S, "somewhere" in Somalia!

We have just been through our photos of a very remarkable trip, made possible by you and your company. We have nothing but praise for the willingness you showed us to organise our adventure at such extremely short notice, you pulled out all the stops for us Mark, and we want to make sure that you and colleagues know how very impressive this was. From the first contact you were so positive that we could actually travel to Nepal within the next fortnight, and enjoy a truly tailored itinerary - ideal for our needs and preferences. You pulled it off, we had a truly unforgettable holiday. Everything worked like clockwork. All reps, transport and hotel arrangements were faultless. We were warmly welcomed wherever we went, and we experienced exactly what we had been hoping for -a wonderful combination of ancient culture and heritage, with first class wildlife watching opportunities....Many thanks once again to you and your company for all they did for us. Our trip will live long in the memory!!
A custom tour of Nepal including Bhaktapur, Bardia National Park, Nuwakot & The Shivapuri Hills

Mick & Pam W, UK

Well....... I have fallen in love with Nepal (was completely open to)....... whilst I was there and even more so upon my return home. I could gush all of my personal experiences, but it would take too long and too deep. Mr Hom, our Porter, the most positive, energised, beautiful person I have met in my life. Mark, you were right I will return.
A custom Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

Tracey A, UK

Hi Mark, I promised you a few comments about our trip when we got home. It was great! The organisation was excellent...we thoroughly enjoyed all the tours. Abhi was, of course, very helpful all through the trip and everything went really well. Highlights were the mountains, beautiful Thasang village, the Kali Gandhaki, tiger hunting and birdwatching in Bardia. We also really enjoyed Bhaktapur and were lucky enough to be there for the very quaint New Year celebrations. As you probably know, we had 4 tiger sightings which were really exciting.... Thanks for all your excellent suggestions and for organising a great trip.

Jill and Brian J, Australia

Hi Mark, Dorothy has asked me to send you a synopsis of our trekking holiday in Nepal. In two words, First Class, but allow me to expand on that. Pick up at the Airport and delivery to the KGH by Driver, spot on. Prep talk by our Abbi, very thorough... Our guides Ishwar and Pan and the porters Man, Santos, Jeet and Bali.... all proved competent and attentive, in particular both Pan and Man were exceptional. Pan led the group with Ishwar bringing up the rear. Pan soon had our relative abilities sorted out.... Accommodation was very good and Pokhara and Nagarkot were exceptional. Early calls for dawn viewings were prompt and gentle, images at Ghandruk in particular were stunning. ....the stroll down towards Bhaktapur and in the city with Hari was relaxed, very informative and thoroughly enjoyable. The trip to meet Steve, see the Monastery and take tea at Shivapuri Heights Cottage just rounded off a fantastic holiday. My thanks to you and Snow Cat for the attention to detail. This is probably our last trip to Nepal but our younger companions will probably use you again and we will certainly recommend you to all who ask. Regards
Custom Annapurna and Kathmandu Valley trek and tour

Roger and Dorothy, UK

Thanks for all perfect organization! I appreciate and happy to have Snow Cat Travel as partner for Nepal. I am very lucky to have found YOU !!! :-) Thanks...for the great/professional work & service you are doing. Thanks again that you withstand all those bothering questions ;-) you are fantastic!!!!!
Austria Tour Operator

Stefan A

....thank you for arranging such a successful, interesting and enjoyable itinerary for our trip to Nepal. The organisation was very efficient.....the cars used were comfortable, the City guides were good and we cannot praise Shiva Basnet highly enough for his enthusiasm, helpfulness, care and appreciation of our English humour as his English was so good. He went into the kitchens in all the accommodation to ensure that they understood Ruth’s gluten free diet. He took us on some wonderful day hikes including the hillside above Begnas lake and Sekong lake but also extra walks not included in the itinerary such as taking us beyond the tourist street of Bandipur into the old unspoilt village and a fascinating insight into traditional village life. Being with Shiva for two weeks with the information on Nepal that he gave us every day greatly added to our appreciation of Nepal as a country. We repeat that we had a wonderful trip with excellent organisation.
A custom tour including the Kathmandu Valley, Mustang, Lumbini, Bardia & Shivapuri

Ruth and Trevor W, U.K.

That was brilliant. Thank you for everything you done for us. Everything about it, from the hotels, the guided tours, the Everest flight. But most of all the trek, three lads, one guide and two porters, all gentlemen. We wanted for nothing. Well you did say I would go back to Nepal again, you were correct. Can you price me Everest Base Camp?
A custom trek to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill and visit to Shivapuri

Steve R, UK

As part of my research I've used Snow Cat Travel when organising treks in the Mustang and Tilicho Lake area and elsewhere in Nepal. The service they've given me has always been excellent and they have a very professional attitude. Not just have staff ensured my trips to Nepal have gone smoothly but the team at Snow Cat Travel have been great fun to be involved with. I would recommend this company to anyone planning on visiting Nepal.

Stuart Butler

We had very specific requirements for our trip to Nepal. We wanted to see wildlife including lots of birds, to see something of how people live in the rural parts of the country and of course to see the Himalayas. The trip that Mark put together ensured that all this was achieved, including about 240 bird species. This was due both to the itinerary and the superb guides that Mark found for us. This made it very special as it was probably not typical of the usual holiday to Nepal. Nothing was too much trouble in making the arrangements and the team in Nepal were also excellent. If you want a tailor-made trip to Nepal with some ideas of you want then Snowcat is the organisation that will ensure that you will have a wonderful holiday. Even if you want to see Nepal with no specific ideas then Mark has an excellent knowledge of the country and where you can go. I cannot recommend Snowcat too highly.

Mike L, UK

Just wanted to let you know on behalf of myself and Will what a fantastic time we have had. Everything has been seamless and easy and we absolutely loved it. In particular, we want to recognise our guide Shiva. He went above and beyond to make us happy and comfortable, even now that we are in Pokhara. He is a credit to the company - we even went for momo with him yesterday. Thank you again, we are so grateful to you and everyone who made it such a success
A custom short trek in the Annapurnas

Will and India-Rose, UK

My husband and I spent our honeymoon in Nepal this Easter with your company and had the trip of a lifetime.As you told me when I booked, you would be sure I would go again and you are right. We are looking at going back this coming Easter!We did the shortened Annapurna circuit this year which was awesome.
A custom "Best of the Annapurna Circuit" trek (Honeymoon!)

Zoë J, UK

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