Review at TripAdvisor on April 2020
My family (daughters ages 10 & 13 ) did a 3 week trek, and 6 week overall Nepal trip, with Swiss Family. We trekked Manaslu and Tsum valley and toured Kathmandu, Pokhara and Pharping. Swiss Family took absolutely incredible care of us through some extremely varied and challenging circumstances. We had the unique experience of trekking when the corona pandemic broke out. When we emerged from the mountains, Stephan was in daily contact and was able to provide very valuable contacts and resources while the entire country was locking down. We were well supported and felt extremely safe throughout our unplanned adventure. After seeing them respond to this emergency, I am so glad we were traveling with Swiss Family. We were in a much better position than many of the other travelers we encountered.
Our trekking was completed prior to pandemic changes and included our guide, two porters, and two horsemen (with horses). Everyone was a joy to be with and balanced professionalism with personal connection. Even though we had to amend our schedule due to excessive spring snowfall and then the corona pandemic, the changes were made with good communication and professionalism at every step. We loved the remote scenery and culture we encountered. Our group was full of smiles, energy and happiness each and every day. Our kids said it was a highlight of our 6 months of world travel.
We now feel that Stephan, Pasang, Ashta and all our other Swiss Family connections are part of our Nepali family. Any future trips to Nepal will definitely include them. Look no further for an organization that is committed to clear communication, personalized planning, high caliber guides and staff, incredible emergency response (if needed) and a commitment to Nepal itself. I cannot express how wonderful they made our Nepal experience.