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Kim Reichle

New Zealand and Nepal Guide

Kim was born in Alberta, Canada and she speaks English and French (but with the worst accent!). Everyday is an adventure in the outdoors for Kim, but climbing to the top of Browne Falls in Doubtful Sound is an adventure she'll never forget... She's in that enviable position where her hobbies also happen to double as her 'work', and these include hiking, kayaking, wakeboarding and snowboarding. Another 'hobbie' this summer has been scouring Trademe for a vehicle to help her discover the countryside. If you haven't heard of Trademe, you probably will when you arrive in New Zealand - it's our answer to Amazon. 

Favourite quote?  "More like personal mantra: first to achieve, you must believe"

Kim's best life decision? "Moving to New Zealand! I can't imagine not finding this amazing place!" - and we didn't even pay her to say that :-).

Kim with guests at Key Summit on the Routeburn Track

Testimonials

“Kim was the best. I actually talked to her about this before I even left the country. Her free spirit and excitement for adventure is contagious. The mood was always light and she could always make us laugh. I learned more from her than I will ever remember about New Zealand, but I also learned things from her that I could apply to my everyday life. I am sure that all the guides with Active are fantastic but Kim was special! She did a magnficient job. ”
- McKayla Anderson (Elkhorn, Nebraska, United States), Rimu January 2018

“Kim was incredible. She had wonderful knowledge of the Island and shared many great facts with us. She was an excellent driver and got us from point A to point B with ease. I liked her logical approach to tasks. Her confidence made you feel comfortable and you trusted her to be your guide. She is a strong leader, perfect in her role.”
- Charlene Mahon (Petrolia, Ontario, Canada), Rimu March 2017

“Can I give Kim a 10 for Enthusiasm? She has a great sense of humor, is a terrific cook (she baked me a birthday cake!) and her music was pretty good too.”
- Robert Merwin (Milford, New Hampshire, United States), Rimu February 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.
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    – Ontario, Canada
    EBC, January 2018
  •   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!
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    – California, United States
    EBC, December 2017
  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    EBC with Dan K

    I had a great time with wonderful team members, guides and porters. I will remember this trip as one of the best and treasure the memories for long, long time.
    Fusa Iwamoto Review Image
    – Massachusetts, United States
    EBC, June 2017
  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    Mt. Everest Base Camp Trip Review

    It was the trip of a life time. I really enjoyed my trip! Arjun and Elder were the best guides. Though got sick at the end but Arjun and Elder were there like family members to take care of me and I’m grateful for their great service!
    Riaz Murtuza Review Image
    – California, United States
    EBC, March 2018
  •   4.74 out of 5 (from 226 reviews)

    Amazing adventure

    Can't say enough about how great our guides were and how amazing our trip to Basecamp was! A defining moment in our lives for sure! Thank you for the most awesome adventure in our lives!
    Beth Dunphy Review Image
    – Nova Scotia, Canada
    EBC, April 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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