Intrepid Travel vs Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.6
Transportation — 4.6
Meals — 4.6
Overall — 5
Value — 5.0
Guide — 5.0
Activities — 5.0
Lodging — 5.0
Transportation — 5.0
Meals — 5.0
Recent Reviews

Loved camping with Intrepid

5.0 June 2018
LR
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Loved this trip. Camping in very nice places - usually had hot water and nice showers. Great itinerary - LOVED Namibia and the variety of the tour from the desert to the delta to the parks.

Intrepid did an incredible job

5.0 December 2017
ATFT
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thailand Cambodia Trip. Nov 2017. For my 60th birthday I decided I wanted to take my family of 6 to Thailand and Cambodia. After my initial conversation with the Intrepid office, they pulled together a perfect 24 day custom itinerary for us. My Intrepid coordinator really listened. We set up a incredibly diverse trip, ranging from ocean front resorts to a primitive hillside village trek. From the minute we landed in Bangkok, to the day we flew home, all transfers went off with out a hitch. What really made our trip memorable was our local guides. Every single one of them were warm, professional, humorous but most importantly, had a deep knowledge of the geography, the plant life, dining, the history and government. We felt by the end of the trip, these guides had become a part of our family. The entire trip was amazing and we will definitely use Intrepid for our next adventure travel. Thanks so much.
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great tour

5.0 October 2017
k
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  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 3.0
the guide was very knowledgeable - friendly - great sense of humour - looking out for the safety of the tour members - organised - thoroughly nice guy

We had a wonderful experience to visit Nepal

5.0 December 2017
MV
Recommends
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a wonderful experience to visit Nepal. This included a very packed and informed Kathmandu day tour, amazing river rafting, 5-day Poon Hill trek and 2 wonderful days in Chitwan doing different types of jungle safaris.This was a life changing trip meeting people and making dear friends. The arrangements, guides and assistants and partners of Outfitters Nepal were professional and each time spot on. Our greatest thanks to Raj, Arjun, Birodh, Saroj, Rajan and all the others working behind the scenes. A special word of thanks to Bishnu who patiently guided, inspired and motivated me into a new world. We will be back!
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Tour Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Company Reviews

Definitely book with them again

5.0 October 2017
D
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Outfitter Nepal is a fantastic company, everything was done and booked for me, our group was taken care of very well. An amazing group of people, will definitely book with them again

Tour Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Company Reviews

OUTFITTER NEPAL is just OUTSTANDING

5.0 October 2017
S
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Review of Nepal tour 22/09/17 to 03/10/17.
The team of OUTFITTER NEPAL is just OUTSTANDING.�My wife Sumitra joins me in THANKING �Outfitter Nepal for giving us this outstanding tour. We had thoroughly enjoyed our whole tour and carried so many good memories back home. We couldn't have done this without your support and organisational skill. �Right from our arrival to our departure, you have demonstrated high level of professionalism, which made our stay and journey so easy and pleasure some. It is just beyond words to praise you guys.��I would particularly like to mention the names of our guides SABITA and BIRODH. They had been fantastic. At times they went out of the way to help us. They worked tirelessly so that we can enjoy the very best.��SABITA spent an extra 3 hrs with us after her duty ended, so that we can have Darshan at Pashupatinath. Well done SABITA , we thank you so much. ��BIRODH is an young man full of enthusiasm. He brings extra skill like his knowledge of photography and applies to his job. He helped us a lot in taking creative photos. He also carries other equipments like phone chargers, dust masks, music collection to entertain customers etc, which adds spices to his job and makes the journey so comfortable. He even went out of the way and bought us local popular dish yogurt to try at Pattan Darbar. He took us to shops where we can do our purchasing at bargain price. He even took us to Chandragiri Hills, which was not in our original itinerary and we enjoyed it so much. He is fluent in English and Hindi. These are the skills and qualities which puts BIRODH way above the rest. Thank you BIRODH, you have made us your friend for ever.��We have also very high praise for our driver RAM. He was so humble, soft spoken and ever smiling. His driving skill is extra ordinary and we always felt safe in his hand. Thank you RAM. We wish you and your family very best.��To finish with the tour, the farewell dinner was excellent . Thank you for that.��Among the suggestion, I would recommend places like Manokamana and Chandragiri Hills to be included in the tour itinerary .��Last but not the least we thank the management of Outfitter Nepal for giving us this outstanding trip of Nepal. We will always cherish it throughout our life. God willing we shall meet again.��Bye with a big Thank You,
Nirup and Sumitra Ghosh
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Tour Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd. Company Reviews

Tours 1,071 Trips 6 Trips
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 187 $ 99
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Global Operator None
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
  • Private Guided Trips
Service Level Standard Standard
Regions
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Rivers & Seas
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
  • Antarctica & the Arctic
  • Asia
Known For
  • 18 - 35
  • Solo & Singles Travel
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
  • Sailing
  • Safari
  • Trekking & Camping
  • Adventure
Headquarters Melbourne, Australia Kathmandu, Nepal
Year Established 1989 2008
Solo Friendly No single supplement N/A
Tour Languages English N/A
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    About Intrepid Travel

    Intrepid Travel is all about ‘real life experiences.’ Founded back in 1989 following an “intrepid” African adventure trip, Intrepid lives up to its name by offering up some pretty big adventures -- such as an 11-day hike through Papua New Guinea -- but is broad-based enough to also lead group trips to Hawaii, complete with sipping sunset Mai Tais on Waikiki Beach.

    Intrepid Travel - Quick Facts

    Founded in 1989

    No Single Supplement (rare exceptions)

    Small Groups - max 16 on most trips

    Typical Age Range - 18 - 45

    Travel Style - Cultural immersion, adventure, overland

    Accommodation Style - Camping, Hostels, 3 /4 star hotels

    Average Tour Price - $2,377

    Top Regions - Asia, Africa, Europe, South America

    Other Brands: Peregrine, Geckos

    Commonly compared with G Adventures »

    Morocco homestay with Intrepid Travel

    What Makes Intrepid Travel Stand Out?

    Above all else, Intrepid strives to get its travelers off the beaten path and under the surface of the local culture. To accomplish this, group sizes average just 10 travelers each, with a maximum of 16 on most trips. This allows for more use of local transportation and lodging, along with fostering cultural immersion.

    Intrepid also employs local English-speaking leaders who act more as a resource for local exploration than do typical ‘guides,’ shepherding groups from one place to another.

    Who Will Enjoy Traveling With Intrepid Travel?

    Intrepid is one of the early pioneers of the “adventure”-style guided trip. Despite its informal beginnings and emphasis on younger, highly adventurous travelers, Intrepid has expanded to a global company with a broad range of trips to fit all ages.

    Intrepid divides its small-group trips into three separate styles of travel, all priced accordingly. “Basix,” for budget travelers, keep inclusions to a minimum and offer plenty of free time, “Original” journeys which offer more included activities and more hotels, while “Comfort” trips offer the highest level of included activities and standards of accommodation, as well as roomier vehicles.

    The kind of traveler who gravitates to Intrepid Travel is one who has a real sense of adventure - whether this means hard adventure, or simply going deeper off the beaten path. Interacting with locals is an important factor when you travel, as is gaining a unique cultural perspective. A sense of fun is also essential, whether it means going out at night with your tour mates or daring, ahem, encouraging each other to try strange new foods.

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    Monk mediating in Myanmar on tour with Intrepid Travel

    Originally focused on small group adventure tours to Asia, Intrepid has expanded rapidly over the years, while maintaining its classic, adventurous, and immersive style. Today Intrepid Travel offers more than 1,000 different experiences in over 100 countries, on all seven continents. Regions with the most trips include Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe.

    Intrepid Travel Style

    Intrepid enjoys using local, unique forms of transportation. You might find yourself traveling by felucca in Egypt, on a camel in Morocco, or in a tuk-tuk on the best Thailand tour of your life. Accommodations, which could range from guesthouses to home stays, are also locally owned, allowing a more authentic taste of the region while contributing to the local economy.

    There are a few broad travel styles to choose from when deciding on an Intrepid tour:

    1. Basix - Budget travelers who don’t mind, and in fact prefer, simple accommodations - camping and homestays with basic amenities, and crave a lot of free time for exploring independently will love these tours. Public transportation is used exclusively so pack light! These trips often attract a younger crowd who love the idea of throwing a backpack on, keep plenty of room for the unexpected in their schedule, and allocate their travel funds towards spontaneous bus tickets and street food instead of museum tours and 5 star restaurants.

    2. Original - These trips take the backpacker spirit of local immersion, incorporating all the benefits that come with going with a planned itinerary. This style is called “Original” because it’s the type of travel that put Intrepid on the map...pun intended. Accommodations are still simple and budget minded - often homestays are used to give you a true sense of place, personality, and culture. Mostly public transportation is used.

    3. Comfort - Intrepid is known for the active adventure style of travel and these trips keep that mentality, with a few more creature comforts thrown into the mix. You can expect higher end, more discerning, accommodations that include a wider variety of included amenities, transportation is mostly private, though you can still expect to use some public transport, as is the Intrepid way. More meals are included in the trip price, and more group activities - which means a bit less free time to explore on your own.

    Why Choose a Tour With Intrepid Travel?

    Sample of many spices in Middle Eastern market

    Intrepid is a good choice if you don’t mind foregoing some creature comforts for a truly authentic, local experience. If you enjoy meeting locals when traveling, sampling new and exciting foods, and traveling in mixed-aged groups of 10-16 people, Intrepid could be a good fit for you.

    It’s important to note, sometimes “ample free time” can be a blessing and a curse. It sounds great on paper, but if you’re looking to maximize your dollar and your vacation time, be sure you understand the implications of having a lot of free time during your itinerary.

    For some travelers this is an absolute requirement, but for others it can be tough to branch off and explore independently - you also need to make sure you allocate enough travel money for independent meals. The tour leaders are great resources of information for how to spend your free time, but if you like having a full day scheduled from breakfast to dinner, Intrepid may not be the best company for you.

    Lastly, if sustainable and responsible travel is important to you, Intrepid has poured millions of dollars into local economies, and has a very strong emphasis on responsible travel. So you can feel good knowing that your money helps support some of the innkeepers, vendors, and communities that you’ll meet along the way.

    About Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

    Outfitter Nepal specializes in trekking tours with a local touch.


    What Makes Them Stand Out?

    Entirely locally owned and operated, Outfitter Nepal not only offers thrilling treks in one of the trekking capitals of the world, they also provide distinctly local and cultural insight. All of their tour leaders are experts in leading trekking and well qualified to help if issues arise. They are also extremely dedicated to the natural landscape, and take responsible environmentalism very seriously.


    Who Travels With Them?

    Trekking is ideally suited to travelers who enjoy challenging physical activity, are healthy and able bodied. Outfitter Nepal tours have a variety of difficulty levels within the “challenging” and “extreme” realm.


    Where Do They Operate?

    While their speciality is, unsurprisingly, Nepal, where they operate 207 packages, they also offer trekking experiences in Bhutan and Tibet. Multi country tours are also available.


    Why Travel With Them?

    If you’re looking for a uniquely local experience in Nepal and after a physical challenge, this tour company would be a good fit. With a slogan like “Discover the world...and yourself” Outfitter Nepal understands the transformative nature of a trekking tour, and do everything they can to make the experience as meaningful as possible.


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