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Gokul Adhikari

Nepal Guide

Gokul has been with Active Adventures since our very first trek in Nepal in 2011. With 17 years experience guiding in the Himalayas Gokul has many stories to share. An accomplished cook of Nepali, Western and Indian dishes he is master chef and commander and chief on our upper Mustang expeditions. Never short of a smile and a kind word, Gokul is an integral part of our Himalayan operations. A friend to all he lives in Kathmandu with his wife and four wonderful children.

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Testimonials

“I totally bonded with Gokul in the kitchen. At each stop, I'd visit him and he's show me his set up and some of his secrets for camp cooking. His sense of humor and patience were wonderful. That he invited our team to him home for our final dinner was touching and so memorable. ”
- Jane Kurtz (Portland, Oregon, United States), Mustang August 2018

“EXCELLENT...great trail companion...very enjoyable ”
- Jon Mahoney (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), Sherry Mahoney (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), Khumbu October 2017

“He was the reason I completed the trek. He is the best--patient, encouraging, always positive, and he was full of information about what we saw. He was a true leader in that he brought out the best in all of us. ”
- Marcia Behrendt (St. Louis, Missouri, United States), Khumbu September 2016

Trip Reviews

  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    Have to Experience it to Believe it

    Don't know where to start and don't want to write a book but want anyone who is considering this trek to do it with Active Adventures. Why? I'm 62, still in good health and shape. Have experienced two other treks over the past ten years with other outfitters. Machu Picchu in Peru and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. There was a huge difference in personal care and attention to expedition details. What impressed me the most was the attention to every detail required to make this trek to Base Camp not only successful but an enjoyable one too. There was not one negative experience that Active Adventure was in control over (lodging, food, permits etc). My mind was put to ease every day when our daily heart rate and oxygen levels were tested and medication was made available to you should you experience the effects of altitude sickness. Our guide’s knowledge of the history and culture of the Nepalese people added to the enjoyment of our journey.
    Steven Edwards Review Image
    – Ontario, Canada
    EBC, January 2018
  •   4.62 out of 5 (from 248 reviews)

    Annapurna Sanctuary Trek

    Great trip, well organized and guided. Our guide Amanda (Button) and Nepalese guide Shree were a lot of fun to spend time with. They managed the pace of the trek well and all came through with no problems. The weather this time of year turned out to be excellent. I'd do another trip with Active.
    Dick Lester Review Image
    – Washington, United States
    AST, October 2017
  •   4.62 out of 5 (from 248 reviews)

    Awesome Nepal!

    What an amazing trip! Just the accomplishment of trekking all the way to Annapurna Base Camp is amazing, but the view when you get there puts it over the top!
    Jolene Bergeson Review Image
    – Alberta, Canada
    AST, December 2017
  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    An incredible journey through a truly mystical land.
    Ramona Bosnyak Review Image
    – Alberta, Canada
    EBC, November 2016
  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    Couldn't be more pleased

    Pleased especially that I made it to EBC! Out of the 10 of us 5 made it all the way. Can't believe this old man (63) was one of them. I know the only reason I did make it was due to the excellent leaders and sherpas. They were incredibly attentive and professional. We all feel how lucky we were to have the trek leaders that we had, and to have such a fun group. It far exceeded my expectations; the incredible mountains, accommodations, ample food, and exceptional leadership. The acclimation days and the slow steady pace are all that attributed to my personal success. Thank you especially Elder and Argen. I hope to take another of your treks next year, looking at Peru. Thank you to the entire Active Adventures team!
    Mark Steiner Review Image
    – California, United States
    EBC, December 2017

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Why travel with Active Adventures?

Above all, we aim to be amazing hosts. We're proud of our kiwi roots, and our professional, warm and relaxed style of running trips around the world is unforgettable.

We're VERY picky about who we select to work in our team, and we have people from all over the world lining up to guide our trips. So we get to hire the absolute BEST in the business.

As soon as you get off the plane, we've got all the details of your vacation covered – top notch meals, comfortable transport & accommodation, amazing guides and INCREDIBLE service.

Whether you’re new to adventure travel, or you’ve never travelled in a group before, you’ll find yourself arriving home positively different from when you left.

With our small groups (no more than 14), you'll get to know our team, your fellow travellers, and have the flexibility and freedom to do as much (or as little!) as you like.

It's all about getting there under your own steam – on foot, in a sea kayak, or by bike. What better way is there to experience mind blowing scenery? If it's your first time, no worries – our expert guides have got you covered.

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