“We have known Kalyan since 2011 when he was our guide on a trek to EBC. His knowledge and expertise helped everyone in our group to make it safely to Base Camp and back despite having weather related issues. Since then we have used his services for treks in the Annapurna region. One with a group of ladies to Ghorapani and Gandruk and another to Annapurna base camp. He has also taken us to Chitwan and Pokhara twice. We have learned to rely on him to make any and all our arrangements from the time we land in Kathmandu and have never been disappointed. He has become a very good friend and we look forward to our next visit to Nepal.”

    Don & Patti | Bucket List Enthusiasts
    British Columbia, Canada

  • Exceeded My Expectations

    “Any uncertainty I had about trekking to Everest Base Camp, began to fade the moment we were greeted by Kalyan at Kathmandu airport. Kalyan took charge, ensuring every detail was seen to, every question answered and every need met. His happy demeanour and ever present smile made even the toughest days on the trek a joy. Kalyan is highly organized, obviously well respected in the trekking community and his knowledge of his country’s history and geography seems to know no bounds. Although we were a relatively small group the logistics of our trek were outstanding, with both meals, accommodation and side excursions all along the way exceeding my expectations. All things considered, when planning a future trip to Nepal I would call no one else.”

    Gary Bridger | Intrepid Traveller
    British Columbia, Canada

  • Highly Recommended

    “October 2016 arranged a month long trek to Everest Base Camp and other towns with three others. Kalyan arranged all our ground transportation air travel from Kathmandu to Lukla, our accommodations and food.
    Weather delayed our flight to Lukla for a day, throwing our schedule off. Kalyan made all the necessary arrangements quickly and with very little input from us. We hardly knew there was an issue. Kalyan is very conscious of the pace the trek should proceed, with the proper acclimatization, to ensure we all made our objective. His friendly confident and quiet demeanor is obviously well respected by the people he encounters during the trek.
    After the trek we traveled to four other towns, to get a different perspective of Nepal, again all details were meticulously taken care of. Kalyan is very knowledgeable of the history, religion and culture of Nepal, and speaks very good English, so, was able to offer some very interesting perspectives of Nepali life. I would highly recommend Kaylen and his company to deliver an unforgettable experience.”

    John Letchford | Seeker
    British Columbia, Canada

    Much More Than A Guide… A Friend

    “Kalyan was our guide on a trek to Mt Everest base camp in 2011 which was a fantastic experience due mainly to Kalyan’s expertise, knowledge and personality. He ensured we were well looked after at each stopover and especially when we were delayed in Lukla due to fog cancelling all flights. I would recommend anyone planning a trek in Nepal to contact Kalyan.”

    Bill and Kim | Citizens of the World
    British Columbia, Canada


    “In the summer of 2016 I began planning for a trip to Everest Base Camp for later in October. I searched on line and found there were lots of trekking and guide companies and the pricing was all over the map. I asked a friend of mine who had been to Nepal trekking numerous times and got a referral to Kalyan at Smiling Buddha Trekking, contacted him and began the planning.I found him to be very pleasant to deal with, prompt with his email responses to my questions and once we got down to the pricing……his offer was very good value.
    My group opted for a customized itinerary which was an Everest Base Camp trek followed by a week long guided Cultural Tour of the rest of the country. After discussions with Kalyan we decided to keep things simple and decided to do the “package pricing option” which was one price that covered everything while we were in Nepal. We felt that we wanted a “No Stress” Nepali adventure and Kalyan and his team delivered big time.
    From the time we arrived in Kathmandu Kalyan carefully planned our adventure to give us a true experience of the Nepali culture,history,religion and geography and Kalyan was a wealth of knowledge on all these subjects.
    For anyone looking to go to Nepal I would suggest that you do your homework on the guide companies and then contact Kalyan at Smiling Buddha.I found working with his small family run trekking company more personal and the experience and value was fantastic.

    Ross | World Traveller Wanabe
    Kelowna, Canada