In August 2010 my wife and I had the good fortune to travel with a small group of cyclists from Australia to Nepal. After a short stay in Kathmandu we flew to Lhasa in Tibet with a plan to ride mountain bikes from Lhasa back to Kathmandu in Nepal. The ride was supported by Sanjib and his team who provided Bicycles for us to ride and a magnificent guide, a Nepali, Sanjib Basnet. They also provided support vehicles and other support crew to aid in camp preparation and provision of meals.
The trip was a totally unforgettable experience and was made so through the superb support provided by our guides, particularly Sanjib.
Although we were in general an older age group team (ages ranging from early 40's, my wife and I at 61 years of age and one rider 73 years of age) Sanjib ensured that the daily workload on the riders was achievable and that our diet was well catered for. He also provided strong support in the maintenance of our bicycles which were of a very high standard and facilitated the several occasions when we had to deal local government rules and off course mountain weather.
My wife and I are highly experienced cyclists and have frequently taken part in long distance bicycle rides. These include an annual 1000 km ride and in 2009 we cycled from Perth to Sydney across Australia in 35 days. We consider our Nepal/Tibet ride to be the best organised and conducted trip we have had the pleasure to take part in.
Thank you Sanjib, we will never forget your skills and friendship.
We recently went mountain biking in the Kathmandu Valley with Sanjib and had a great time. The ride was well organized and the trails were fun to ride. Sanjib was kind enough to invite us to his house the next day where we met his family and learned how to cook some Nepalese dishes from his family. This was one of the highlights of our trip and is very grateful for being able to experience this. I definitely recommend Cycling Nepal to friends and family if they are coming to Nepal.
A friend recommended Cycling Nepal to me and I was not disappointed! Sanjib was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the area. It's the best fun I've ever had mountain biking and would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone who wants to experience a different side of Nepal
In 2009 I was fortunate enough to go on the bike trip of a lifetime from Lhasa to Kathmandu via Mt Everest .base camp Our bike guide/mechanic was Sanjib. His attention to detail was impeccable as he daily checked and service the bike of 14 participants as well as coordinating the nightly set-up of camps and overseeing the 3 cook/camp hands who kept us nourished and hydrated.Being such a torturous trip the toll was mental as well as physical but we could always rely on Sanjib for encouragement and counsel when things got really tough. I know there were participants in our group who would have spent days in the sag wagon had it not been for his gentle guidance. Whilst carrying out these duties he was still able to connect socially with the group and help us understand the culture of both Tibet and of course Nepal. Being such a torturous trip the toll was mental as well as physical but we could always rely on Sanjib for encouragement and counsel when things got really tough.I know there were participants in our group who would have spent days in the sag wagon had it not been for his gentle guidance. Whilst carrying out these duties he was still able to connect socially with the group and help us understand the culture of both Tibet and of course Nepal.
Not once in our 21 day expedition did I see any signs of negativity from Sanjib. Whether it was relocating camps because of treacherous winds or settling the inevitable disagreements with Tibetan landlords he always got the best outcome for us.
Whenever weather deteriorated to the extent that we may not make our daily target or riding became unsafe, we were secure in the knowledge that Sanjib could draw on his experience and make the right decision on our behalf. I have maintained contact with Sanjib since the trip and would recommend his services to anyone.
I wish him well for the future and hope that I can do another trip in his company as I know all I will have to do is pedal and enjoy
I was lucky enough to have Sanjib as a guide as he led me and a group of friends from Harvard business school through a 2-week long excursion - biking, hiking, and sightseeing through the Annapurna mountain range and other parts of Nepal. His professionalism, thoughtfulness, and flexibility in providing us exactly the trip we wanted made our trip a wonderful experience. He ensured that we always had the best quality meals and lodging that was available in the area, as well as expertly guiding us through unknown terrain. He helped to make our trip a fun an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting an adventure experience in Nepal!
We spent 11 days trekking with Adventure in the Khumbu region. And we couldn't be happier with our experience. Sanjib is a wonderful person and guide. He was very knowledgeable about the culture and mountains. He reads weather patters very well and that gave us piece of mind as we climbed up and over 17,500ft. Sanjib is also one of the most generous people we've ever met. He is very courteous and treats porters, other guides and clients with respect. He is invested in helping his clients have the experience they desire. He went as far as to invite us to his home where we had the opportunity to make daal bhat with his family! Our experience in Nepal greatly exceeded our expectations - and it was because of Sanjib. We highly recommend him and when we return to Nepal, we will certaintly have him guide us on our next adventure!
I had the great pleasure of participating on a mountain biking and Ghorepani PoonHill trek led by Sanjib in January of 2011. The scenery was incrediable, the route was challenging with varied terrian, and sanjib and his team were comprehensively knowledgeable, friendly, and encouraging. We stayed at guest houses in the Kathmandu Valley with stunning views and gracious hosts. I can't wait to get back, Thanks Sanjib!.