I am so very grateful to Basant and his team at Basanta Adventure Treks & Expedition (BATE) for giving me such an unforgettable experience, and also becoming close friends for life. - Sophie Browne, United Kingdom, 2014
I organized a solo spiritual trip for my father in cooperation with Basanta Adventure Treks & Expedition. Thank you very much from the heart for making this dream trip comes true! Cybele - Escape Travel Expert, Lebanon - 2019
We came to "Basanta Adventure" because of the recommendation of a friend. All the staff there were very kind and prepared us perfectly for our "Tibet adventure". I will never forget the stunning and - for Swiss people like myself - "infinite" landscapes and snow-mountains in Tibet! Marlen Oertle, Switzerland - 2013
Basanta Adventure arranged an adventure of a lifetime for a group of Norwegians driving Enfield motorcycles from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The trip was expertly organised minor problems fixed quickly by skilled mechanic support staff. I would highly recommend Basanta. Rune Qvale, Norway - 2013
I went to Tibet as I was my father's dream. He was 68, my husband 40 and 32 myself. We had Tashi as Tour Guide along with Jing Me as driver. It was amazing sharing that week with them. We definitely miss them and would like to repeat soon in near future, basanta adventure treks Violeta Yuste, Spain - 2019
What our Clients say about Basanta Tibet.
Rune Qvale, Norway
Basanta Adventure arranged an adventure of a lifetime for a group of Norwegians driving Enfield motorcycles from Lhasa to Kathmandu. The trip was expertly organised minor problems fixed quickly by skilled mechanic support staff. I would highly recommend Basanta Adventure.
Year of Travel: 2013
Name of place in Tibet: Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse/EBC/Kathmandu
Violeta Yuste, Spain
I went to Tibet as I was my father's dream. He was 68, my husband 40 and 32 myself. We had Tashi as Tour Guide along with Jing Me as driver. It was amazing sharing that week with them. We definitely miss them and would like to repeat soon!
Year of Travel: 2019
Name of Place in Tibet: Lhasa / Everest Base camp / Shigatse
Cybele Moutran, Beirut, Lebanon
I organized a solo spiritual trip for my father in cooperation with Basanta Adventure. It wasn’t an easy trip to put together but Basant put all his efforts and knowledge into creating a perfectly personalized trip, tailor made to fit each of my father’s wishes and expectations from this trip. The assigned guides were knowledgeable and all tours were built around specific interests. He made it possible to meet highly ranked monks and organized meditation sessions with experts.
The person behind the business made me feel I have a genuine friend I can count on in Tibet.
Thank you from the heart for making this dream trip come true
Year of Travel: 2019
Name of Places in Tibet: Lhasa/Tsedang/Gyantse
Karolina Raczynska, UK
An amazing, kind and reliable company. I had the pleasure to be a customer of Basanta Adventure on two occasions, first when trekking to Everest Base Camp and second when cycling through Tibet. On both occasions, the agency proved to be trustworthy, professional, reliable, kind, and also cost-effective. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to have peace of mind when traveling in Nepal and Tibet.
Meditation, Ayurveda medicine practitioner
Meditation teacher at Traditional Yoga,
Sophie Browne, UK
April of 2014 I was lucky enough to come across Basanta Adventure as part of my gap year travels,
In summary, I am so very grateful to Basant and his team at Basanta Adventure for giving me such an unforgettable experience, and also for becoming close friends; I hope I will be able to travel with them again someday!
Year of Travel: 2014
Name of the Places in Tibet: Lhasa/Gyantse/EBC
We left Kodari and crossed into Tibet via Zhangmu and onward to Shigatse, Gyantse and Lhasa over the next 4 days. The landscape was amazing! Nature in all its beauty ... from snow capped mountains, sky-blue glacier lakes to magnificent mountain passes decorated with Tibetan prayer flags.... a must-do for those who wish to experience rustic Tibet off-the-beaten track.
We had an excellent guide who shared with us the history of each site. Interestingly for us, the driver of our van had only one cassette in his deck (yes still equipped with a cassette player!) which had a total of 8 songs (only!) for the entire 4-day scenic journey across snow-capped mountains. Eight Tibetan songs which the driver kept on a repeating loop, like a mantra of sorts! I think our brains since then are forever wired to re-imagine our road trip if we ever do hear those 8 songs again. Kind of like Pavlov's bell..... in a good way.
If you are planning for a trip to Lhasa, do the route via Kodari like us, on a 4 WD or a van. Best would be to go in a group of 3 or 4 and the best month to do this journey would be November for the skies are clear, and the temperature ranges from -7C at night to 15C during the day.
Oh, and bring your own music!
Marlen Oertle, Switzerland
We came to "Basanta Adventure" agency because of the recommendation of a friend from Tibet. The people from the agency made an attractive offer for a "trip to Tibet by car" for the two of us and sent it to us by e-mail. When we arrived in Kathmandu, we only had to go two times to the agency to arrange the details and get an effective briefing.
All the staff there were very kind and prepared us perfectly for our "Tibet adventure". Our guide and driver were friendly and attentive from the first day we met them and always asked about our wishes, preferences, and conditions.
The tour to Shigatse, Lhasa, the famous monasteries around Lhasa, and Gyantse was very impressive and interesting for me. We also experienced everyday life in Lhasa, because in December there were not so many international tourists there as in other seasons. One possible reason: it was so cold!!! :-)
I will never forget the stunning and - for Swiss people like myself - "infinite" landscapes and high snow-mountains in Tibet!
Year of Travel: 2013
Name of Places in Tibet: Lhasa/Gyantse/Shigatse
Three members of my family have been lucky enough to travel with Basanta Adventure on three separate trips recently. Each trip was tailored to the family member's requirements and each far outweighed expectations. I was lucky enough to do a 'once in a lifetime' journey to Tibet. Basanta Adventure's ability to deal with every eventuality meant we were able to make a rare trek through the Kharta valley. The highlights were endless...stunning verdant valleys; breath taking snow-covered Himalayan mountains; majestic monasteries and remarkable people. Basant and his team overcame what appeared to be unyielding situations allowing us to experience the wonderful character of the Nepalese and Tibetan people. My family fell in love with Nepal, Tibet and their people We will be back to explore more with BATE!
Gravill Bernard, UK
December 2018 I finally achieved one of my lifetime ambitions to visit Tibet after years of reading and watching films about it (7 years in Tibet etc)
My immediate choice of trekking company was Basanta Adventure. After using this company over a 10 year period ( Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Annapurna Base Camp) I am familiar with their excellent organizing especially their attention to detail.
Prior to the tour, I spent some time in Kathmandu visiting places of interest accompanied by a guide provided by Basant and Ratna Bahadur Tamang who had been my trek guide on two previous treks.
Day one of Tibet tour. Basant staff accompanied me to the airport ensuring I had all the relevant documentation and information necessary.
Arriving in Tibet I was met at the airport (Lhasa) by my guide for the tour Tenzing-La who proved to be an excellent guide.
The tour itself was made so interesting because of his immense knowledge and obvious love for the Tibetan culture.
The highlights of the trip, so many, but visiting the palace at Lhasa, observing the pilgrims at their devotions was amazing.
One thing not on the itinerary but made possible by Tenzing was sharing a meal of potatoes with a Tibetan family whilst on a train journey was something I will always remember.
After the tour, I returned to Nepal to spend some time with Basant and family.
I would recommend Basanta Adventure to anyone planning a trip to Nepal/Tibet.
Thanks for everything Basant
See you again in May 2019
Year of Travel: 2018