The most amazing thing about UFO was the flexibility shown to accommodate very quick changes to the itinerary. Instead of going to Nubra Valley as per the itinerary, we decided to go to Pangong and requested them to make the change the same morning we were supposed to leave for Nubra. Their response time to make the change was just 10 minutes. We had an amazing trip with UFO and will look forward to another holiday with them.
A special mention for the driver - Karma Bhai - a thoroughly nice person, who enhanced the experience of the trip.
Nagaland Hornbill Experience
I love traveling and for me it had always been more about where I'm going than who I'm traveling with until i came across UFO. Traveling to a place I'v never been to before is exciting. I go with my instinct , have faith and trust the people I encounter along the way. However traveling with UFO to a place like Nagaland was a very enriching experience for me as i realized that traveling with a well seasoned team that goes out of its way to make your trip adventurous and fun is way better than traveling alone and wasting your time getting lost and figuring things out on your own. We camped at a site that was walking distance from the Hornbill Festival and went to Dzukou Valley on our second day.I was trekking after a long time and did not know what to expect. I don't think i would have managed spending a night at the Valley had the team not been with me. I had a splitting headache as we got there and they got me a pain killer. They had also carried an extra sleeping bag and got me blankets so i could be comfortable at night. The team was very helpful and considerate through out the 5 days that i spent with them in Nagaland. Their itinerary was perfect. It covered everything from trekking , camping to attending the hornbill festival and trying different kinds of food. We lit a bonfire and played music every night. It was amazing and I will definitely be traveling with them again :)
Managing Director- Westar Properties
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Mt. Kilimanjaro - 8 Day Lemosho
For a first-time trekker, I thought picking Mt. Kilimanjaro was maybe not the smartest choice. But thanks to UFO it felt like a breeze. The guides and crew were excellent in every single way. For a group of 8 trekkers, UFO deputed a total of 40 including 4 experienced guides, cooks, servers and porters. I was scared that for an 8 day trek the food might be an issue, but hats off to the chef. I don't think there was a single day where I didn't take a second helping. We got 3 hot meals served to us almost every single day. And trust me on this, after a tiring day of trekking the food is what you really look forward to the most.
The guides were very experienced and helpful throughout the trek, especially on the final day where they kept encouraging you to push yourself to reach the summit. If you are thinking of conquering the Roof of Africa, I would definitely recommend using UFO as your adventure guides. They prepare you for every step of the way - from buying your trekking gear to getting you safely back down.
Julio Cesar Furquim Silva
Information Systems Engineer
Kang Yatse II Climb, Ladakh
What an amazing experience with this guys climbing Kangyatse. Most of all, they became great friends and the team was like a family.
It was my first expedition with UFO and we had plenty of joy, great food and guides.
Thank you for amazing trip, all the best, keep up the good work and I hope I'll be back soon to experience other mountains with you guys!
New Delhi, India
Always wanted to travel to the North East of India and finally did when i signed up for Adventure Meghalaya with Ultimate Frontier Outlands (UFO Adventure Travel). We started our holiday spelunking(caving) in Mawmluh cave, Cherrapunjee. It was quiet an experience walking 150 m below sea level and wading through pools underground. We spotted bats, crayfish and various shapes of stalactites and stalagmites. A trek to the Living root bridges in Nongriat village was finally ticked off my bucket list and camping next to Rainbow waterfall was amazing. Next was canyoning at Mawlongbna, a quaint village near the Bangladesh border. Swimming through potholes and streams and climbing down waterfalls all the way to the Umkhakoi reservoir was so much fun!!
UFO services were upto the mark with their meals, attention to detail and professional approach!! Will definitely recommend traveling the North East India with UFO.
Sumedha V SIngh
Owner & Baker- The Rouge
Rumtse to Tsokar (Customized Trek)
Let me start by introducing myself. I am a mom of three under 5 and a baker. So fitness took a back seat for me for a long time with everything else taking priority. When I did start trying to get fit again, I thought of doing a trek to challenge myself. A friend recommended I book the trek through UFO, knowing well that I was not made to slum it out. (Lol) And I did!
The next few months went in training for the trek as advised by the organizers. They kept in touch with us over email to keep reminding us to train and to help us out with our bookings and other minute details that first time trekkers normally need to research on their own.
When we got there, they received us at the airport and put up a little cultural show for us in the hotel because we were meant to relax on day 1 to acclimatize better. On Day 2 we went on an acclimatization walk and visited the sights of the leh city.. to be received at the end of the walk by a bunch of warm people and an amazing barbecue lunch in a picnic setting. (Hadn't done a picnic in while without my kids around and I have to admit it felt very good)
Day 3 we started our trek from Rumste to Tso kar. We trekked and camped for 3 days and 4 nights (they organized 2 nights of camping for us at the end of the trek so we could soak in the beautiful views of the lake).
The trek made me experience views that are completely bookmarked in my head and very difficult for me to forget. The camping experience was nothing close to what I was expecting. Not only did we get hot meals but there was a selection of menus with different cuisines to choose from everyday. Also the dessert after every meal !! We got caramelised Bananas/ halwa/ fresh gulab jamuns- really could not have asked for more.
Coming from Calcutta the temperature at the camp was hard to get used to but they set up bonfires and did barbecues every other night so it made it much more relaxed.
I can go on and on but to cut it short, as a first time trekker I could not ask for more. Thank you team UFO for an experience that is going to stay with me for a long long time !
Kashmir Great Lakes Trek
Had a wonderful experience with UFO adventures and their team on the most beautiful treks in the country – The great lakes, Kashmir. The team was beyond nice and made sure everybody felt good during the trek. The things that set them apart are their trekking infrastructure, their supporting staff and limited number of people on the trek. They are passionate for trekking and you can feel the efforts these people are taking to make your trek a memorable experience. Overall Courteous, professional, and very safety oriented. I would highly recommend UFO for your adventures in Kashmir.
Mt. Stok Kangri Climb
I joined UFO on their Twin Peaks initiative in Ladakh and the experience could not have been better curated. From the start of the trip till the very end, everything was well organised to meet the best quality standards. The team is beautifully welcoming and cheerful! What started off as a bunch of strangers on a clean up drive and a summit expedition returned as great buddies with memories to cherish for a lifetime. The tents, food, and the management was top notch. The guides and trip leads were extremely experienced and accommodating. The kitchen team did wonders with the best meals and surprise treats every now and then. The itinerary was well planned to suit the high altitude while not leaving a single moment to waste. UFO beat my expectations and I can't wait to join them on more journeys.
Hui Hui Ng
Art & Graphic Designer
London , United Kingdom
Twin Peaks: Stok Kangri & Golep Kangri
Joined this great trip combining cleaning up base camps, and also summit two peaks from Stok Kangri base camp. Was very well organised, and most of all a great group of people! Was a wonderful few days spent with these guys. Great food, great company, and a great challenge! The trip is firmly etched in my memory as a highlight of that year!
Nepal is by far one of the most
picturesque country on the planet. The highest mountains in the world i.e Mt.
Everest, Annapurna, Cho Oyo , Dhaulagiri , Makalu, Manasalu et all (all 8000m+) are located
in Nepal and are one of the main attractions of this Himalayan country. The
stunning alpine lakes, quaint villages in the country side and buzzing cities and
towns provide a good travel experience depending if you are looking for leisure
or adventure . Here we will list some points to keep in mind if you decide to
trek in Nepal (not in any order).
your Trek in Nepal
A number of
trekking options are available in Nepal. You can day hike to small little
villages outside Kathmandu and Pokahara. Small treks ranging from 2-5 days like
the Ghorepani Poonhill trek near Pokhara or the Gosaikunda Lake trek in
Langtang region are good options. Popular circuits like the Everest Base Camp trek or the Annanpurna circuit usually last 14 days. If you are looking for
more days in the mountains and wilderness then head towards the Mustang/ Upper
Dolpo region or Western Nepal. All trails in Nepal and little mountain lodges
which provide meals and lodging. There are hygienic and usually provide a
mix of local and international cuisines.
months for trekking in Nepal
The best months
for trekking in Nepal are March, April, May i.e before the Monsoon sets in
and October and November i.e post the
monsoon season. It rains a lot in Nepal during the monsoon season and it is
better to avoid the trails due to landslides and flash floods.
There are a lot
of popular trails in Nepal where you do not need to take a guide. However, we
would urge you to always hire a guide for a trek. These guides will give you a
local perspective to your trek and it is also great to talk to the locals and
get to know more about their culture. You will also be supporting the country’s
economy as it is a form of employment for the local population. There are a some adventure travel companies that make sure to employ local guides and porters.
precaution, it is recommended to take the required vaccinations, according to
the time that you are travelling. It is always better to consult your doctor,
to be more accurate, but some of the most common vaccinations include
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Polio, if you’re travelling with
cash with you at ALL times
the important tips for Nepal travelers, one of the most useful ones has to be
to that you absolutely must have cash on you at all times and you cannot rely
on using your card all the time. Most of the places in rural towns and villages
don’t accept cards and there may not be an ATM available in the vicinity.
Therefore, you need to make sure that you always have the local currency on you
to avoid getting into any problems or complications. USD and INR are readily
exchanged in the cities. Please note that INR 500 & 2000 notes are not
accepted in Nepal right now.
5.The higher you go, the more expensive it will get
the way the bill rolls in Nepal. As you go higher, you will be charged more and
more for every single thing. A bottle of water could start at NPR (Nepali
rupees) 40 on a trail and could be NPR 160 in the next 3-4 days. You will be
charged for refilling your hot water, charging your phone, bathing etc. A
budget of NPR 3000-4000 per day should be sufficient for you meals and other
requirements on a popular trekking route in Nepal.