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!
“One gets to tread and experience the mountains only when they call for
you!” I was finally summoned by Mountain Gods, after 2 years. My past trips
never materialized due to various unexpected reasons. I was finally on my way to the Everest Base camp trek and was super excited to experience and unravel what the mountains had in store
for me this time. The regular route to the base camp is a popular tourist trail and
takes about 12-14 days. Aatir from UFO group suggested the Gokyo Lakes route which
was a couple of days longer (17-18 days) but more offbeat with sights worth the
effort and a life time experience. They organized the entire trek for me with
Day 1 Land in Kathmandu
The day finally arrived and I left for Kathmandu from Dhaka. Due to the gradual
spread of corona virus, tourism was affected and regular buzz at the airport
was missing. When I reached Kathmandu, Aatir and the guide received me at the
airport and laid my inquisitive mind at rest by patiently answering my barrage
of questions as we headed to our bread and breakfast, Karwaan, near Thamel. We checked
our personal gear and after a quick trip to Thamel to exchange currency and buy
a couple of things, we called it an early night.
Day 2 Fly to Lukla. Trek to Monjo
We were woken up at 4.30 am to catch our 6 am flight. Thankfully our flight was on time and we
bundled into the small 15-seater propeller excitedly for Lukla (2827m). Mingma, our guide for the trip and our porter came to receive us at the Lukla
airport and we started our trek for Phakding (2652m). The trail was muddy and
slush, mixture of ice and dirt, as we crossed through quaint villages and also
spotted our first high peak of Kusum Khangkaru. We crossed 4 suspension bridges
and reached Phakding by 11.30, where we grabbed a quick bite. As we felt pretty
strong and had enough time, we decided to go ahead to our next stop, Monjo
(2900m). The teahouse where we stayed had hot showers, which in hindsight is a
luxury in mountains. A hot cup of ginger lemon honey tea and dinner made it the
perfect first day.
Day 3 Namche Bazar, the Gateway
to the Kumbhu region
After a breakfast of Tibetan bread and omelet, we headed to Namche Bazar
(3446m) which is a popular and gateway to the Kumbhu region. The trail was beautiful with many pine trees
and scenic views and crossed the iconic Hillary bridge over Dudh Kosi river.We were greeted by snow as we entered Namche. The entire trail I could
not help but admire as it looked better in real life than in pictures and was thankful
for this experience as we reached our mountain lodge for the day.The entire village rooftop was white. We were deciding our iternary for
the following days as the Cho la high pass was full of snow and closed at that
point. So we decided to ‘take things as it comes’ and planned for the next 2-3
days ahead. Our itinerary would be dependent on the weather.