Did Hampta Pass in july 2019 with Ravi ji as our guide. Even after last minute cancellations by other trekkers, Ravi ji decided to continue with the trek with very few trekkers that highlighted his professionalism. As beginner trekkers, there was nothing more we could ask for from our guide. He provided us with top quality equipments and gear. Our safety and health was his top priority all the time - little things like using the oxymeter or reminding us consistently to drink water so that we do not get hit by AMS assured us that we were in safe hands. Food during the entire trek was nothing short of exceptional (we had gulab jamuns and gajar ka halwa at 12000ft which was a pleasant surprise). All in all, I would highly recommend him to anyone who wishes to do treks in this area - his work ethic and professionalism speaks a lot about his character.
Ravi should be the most professional guide that I have encountered in the mountains. His care of minute details speaks a lot about his character. The safety of his trekkers is his utmost priority. Of course, the food was great, and good quality gears.
Would definitely recommend him.
Doing the Hampta-circle-trek with Ravi as the guide was an amazing experience.The complete trek was a delight & jst can't forget the taste of the food served to us at that altitude.He surpassed all our expectations in all the fields, be it food, camps, local knowledge, professional conduct of the whole trek. Ravi is a very simple, friendly and a reliable guy who would take care of everyone at every point always ensuring everyone's comfort.He arrange all the things on a very short notice which is again a plus point.I wish him all the success in his future, would highly recommend him to just about any sort of trekker.
I had my first himalayan trek and all things were organised well starting from Pickup-food-guidance-Trekking. Good Arrangements from ravi sir and his team. Had an amazing experience. The scenic beauty was mesmerizing.
Definitely I recommend him. As per my experience during my Hampta Pass trek, I felt that He is really a nice guy, always helpful energetic. As well as this Hampta Pass corridor he knows very well. His team mates are similar to him. Quality of Food are excellent.
To whomsoever it may concern, I'd trekked with Ravi for Hampta Pass and I'd be very honest with you; he's more than what meets the eye. A helpful, considerate and a detached soul who promises to deliver more than what you might expect. I strongly believe that whichever trek you would like to go with Ravi, he will never cease to amaze his clients by his graceful wit, intellect and mountaineering knowledge.
Wishing him all the best for his future endeavors.
The meticulous way of planning trek shows the knowledge in the area. Providing good quality camp, sleeping bags and other gears and tasty food. Also warm friendly and addresses all the issues of the clients. Safety of the clients were taken care of properly.
Ravi thakur is a awesome person with a decent attitude and personality. Very friendly and helpful person. It was a really fabulous experience with him.
An amazing person, Ravi has the charm as strong as the mountains to make a difference to a trekker's experience. From leading the trek to introducing the place and talking about it's history, mythology and ancient folklore, Ravi ensures the trekkers have a memorable experience. I trekked in the Phakonda Ranges close to Manali with Ravi in December,2017 and I was amazed by his energy level, trek leading skills and generosity. He has knowledge of all safety aspects to be taken care of on a trek as well as dealing with the unpredictable weather conditions. He ensures each of his trekkers have a wholesale experience and I am looking forward to trekking in the mountains again with him.
My first trek from Manali, Hampta Pass, happened to be along with Ravi, and thanks to him, my experience was a whole lot more enriching. His decisions as a leader are sound and made entirely keeping the trekker in mind. He is a simple Human being with a kind heart willing to speak joy among his trekkers at every instant.
I did hampta pass trek and chandratal with ravi starting from 30th Sept17. Everything from lodging to travelling during trek,food, tents were arranged magnificently by ravi.the food service,tents quality during the trek was fabulous as compared to the groups came with tth,indiahikes etc.ravi as a guide Is well informed and very jolly by nature,we were given freedom to walk at our own pace,He was always encouraging people who were getting left or having headache due to AMS, we all completed the trek easily with him.MONEY CHARGED by him was also same compared to trekking companies.Will planning to go again with him for deo tibba base camp nxt year.
Did hampta pass with him. Very nice guy as a trek guide. The service provided during the trek was amazing. Looking forward to do more treks with him.
Very enthusiastic & joyful person. He lead our whole group very well. Made my first Himalayan trek a really fun-filled one.
Hampta pass trek from 12-8-17 to 18-8-17.
Ravi was very energetic he motivated the entire team. He never gave the impression of the difficulties during the trek just he mentioned ' bus hogaya' Chalo Chalo. I followed him throughout the trek.
I trekked to Hampta pass through the first week of August'17 with Ravi as the guide. He showed a lot of commitment and went the extra mile to ensure our enjoyment and safety through the trip. His knowledge of the terrain and region is instinctual and backed by years of experience. He has a pleasant and friendly personality, and loves to be around people. He is an extremely reliable choice as a trek guide.
Hello, This is Dolly Johnson.. Recently participated in the Hampta Pass Trek from 30th July to 04th Aug.. Ravi was the one who provided at most assistance and shared the best routes weather conditions and helped each and every trek member... He was a vital member of the trek as it made it just easier for people like us who are new to Himalayas trek easily and cope up with all the situations that we came across in the trek be it the River Crossing Various Ascends and Descends... He personally shared a lot of techniques that made trekking a wonderful experience... He's a genius in this field of Trekking..
I trekked to Hampta Pass with Ravi last month and I think it was one of the most wonderful Himalayan experiences that I can remember. Simply put, Ravi is a pro when it comes to guiding groups through treks in these "often treacherous" mountains. His knowledge of the routes, weather, local population, and proper trekking practices is simply amazing. Ravi took extreme care in observing my response to trekking in the initial part so as to pace the later parts accordingly. Moreover, his explanation of the terrain on the whole was highly educational. Ravi is extremely honest, upright, and straightforward when it comes to dealing with trekkers. In all, Ravi was sole reason for an extremely successful trek to Hampta pass. I would highly recommend him to just about any sort of trekker.
I did Hampta Pass with Ravi starting July 8th, 2017.
It was my first experience in the Himalayas, as well as in High Altitude, and Ravi ensured it was a safe and extremely enjoyable one!
Ravi is very knowledgable guide, he understands the ins and outs of the trail he is leading. One example was when he led us to ford a river from a slightly different route, because the usual one seemed to have more water than usual. Ravi is also extremely cautious of the abilities of various hikers, and supported weaker hikers by sticking to them and encouraging them when the going was tough.
Ravi also kept the camp very lively :) He regaled us with stories from his previous adventures and hikes, often peppering the conversation with deep spiritual comments about nature and the mountains! Also, Ravi has a great singing voice. I recommend having him sing some local songs(though he will resist at first!)
During hikes, as well as after, Ravi was a great person to hang out with! He even showed me around Manali after we finished our hike (He is famous in Manali, so expect people to recognize him and shake your hand when you are walking around. I felt like I was with a celebrity haha :D)
All in all, I think Ravi greatly helped amplify my first experience in this beautiful part of the world! I would gladly travel all the way back from Seattle to experience the same again! Keep rocking Ravi!
we went for hampta circle trek from 25 April 2017 to 5 days onwards. it was our first one and Ravi ji made this as delightful as he could, beyond our expectation. He is a very simple, friendly and a reliable guy who would take care of everyone at every point always ensuring everyone's comfort. he understands how to keep motivating and keep the trekkers moving at their ease. plus we never imagined the food to be this good that too on top of the mountains. his arrangements were excellent. i wish him all the success in his future. he is definitely one good guide choice anyone can make.
9th july and brigu lake trek..
Ravi was awesome, he helped us at every point..Thanks Ravi..
I did deo tibba base camp trek with Ravi Thakur in may 2017. he was very helpful & knowledgeable guy for any trek in HP. His guiding during trek was superb. I'll truly recommend Ravi Thakur as a trek leader in Himachal. GK
From 29th May 2017 to 01st June 2017, I went on trekking with Ravi. Amazing guy he is! We had a tight schedule and wanted to gain some serious altitude. Not only he helped us achieve that, he also left us with a loads of amazing memories. He surpassed all our expectations in all the fields, be it food, camps, local knowledge, professional conduct of the whole trek.
Cannot wait to come back again!
I completed a trek with Ravi from the 29th of May 2017 to 1st June 2017 in the Hampta Circle area. I wanted to complete a short 4 day trek which would help me acclimatize well for an upcoming expedition. Ravi planned it all really well, everything from the location of the camps, altitude to be gained, logistics etc. His knowledge of the terrain is brilliant and he was able to bring us down safely despite limited visibility and bad weather. This is one guy who is really fun, very honest and absolutely reliable. I look froward to treeking with Ravi again!
- Vignesh Upendran
I did deo tibba glacier trek with Ravi Thakur in May 2017.Ravi was extremely helpful & knowledgeable guy for any himalayin trek in Himachal pradesh. His arrangements during our 4 days trek was fabulous. I will strongly recommend Ravi Thakur as a trek leader in Himachal. Amogh Puranik
I trekked with Ravi to Hampta pass in August 2016. He's extremely helpful and well seasoned guide. He knows the mountains around Manali like back of his hand. Understand the needs of the trekkers and takes everyone along. Well versed with the weather patterns of the region, he's an excellent, lively and dependable companion for the treks in Himalaya.
I went on a trek to Hampa Pass with Ravi. Ravi is absolutely fun to trek with. There were times when it was really difficult due to the weather, but he made sure that everyone made through the trek comfortably. I am looking forward to trekking with Ravi again when I come to Himachal the next time! All the best Ravi.
I met Ravi in September 2016. At that time he was guiding for the Hampta Pass Trek. Ravi came across as a simple person. Over time I have got to know him a little better and can vouch for his honesty. I wish Ravi all the best in his future Endeavours.