One word: Hospitality at the base camp! In my climbing career, I’ve had the opportunity to try out many expedition operators. But none have come even close to what Transcend Adventures does in the hospitality department. They have the most well-organized base camp especially for Indians, who come from many diverse cultures. During the climb, their attention to detail at every camp: Food, emergency medicine, Oxygen cylinders, ropes, etc. is just meticulous.
I’ve spent more than 40 years in the mountains participating in different formats: Trekking, Climbing, Skiing, etc. When it comes to guided expeditions, I vote Transcend Adventures the best in India to undertake any mountaineering expeditions. Their method of training is long-term and very detailed in nature. In guided expeditions, the logistics: Vehicles, Equipment, Mountain Guides & Sherpa Guides, Food, etc., form a critical role; in making the climb successful or not. Transcend Adventures have the most comprehensive logistical capability on par with the international standards.
Transcend Adventures took care of my entire training and preparation when I had climbed Mt.Everest in 2014. The attention to detail they have given in the training phase made sure that I did not have any ‘surprise’ experience during the actual climb. I personally feel that they are the best to offer mountaineering training for beginners who wish to climb big mountains
Transcend Adventures is the go-to expedition outfitter, if you have to climb 8000m peaks. The training that they offer is like no other. Yes, at times they make you train very hard, but in the end it’s all worth it. Their team right from Admin to on ground personnel are very knowledgeable and carry a lot of experience.
When I climbed Everest in 2016, it was one of my most memorable experiences of my life. All this, thanks to Transcend Adventures. I have climbed the peak from the North Side (Tibet) and the kind of arrangements they have done for us was just unbelievable. I’ve never missed a meal due to lack of appetite or missing my simple home food like Roti-Dal-Chawal. Most importantly, their Sherpas are just geniuses. Only Transcend Adventures has a team of Sherpas no other Indian and very few Nepali companies can boast of. I’d like to climb again with them in the near future
I’ve come to know about Transcend Adventures through my friends in the running community in Pune. Once they told me about their overall experience in climbing with Transcend Adventures, I signed up for my climb of Mt.Everest, which I summitted in 2016. Mr.Shekhar Babu and his team at Transcend Adventures, did not only meet, but also exceeded ALL my expectations. My first concern was the safety of the climb itself. Their entire team ensured that everything was done without cutting any corners: Extra ropes, oxygen cylinders, regulators, etc were always on a standby. Only a handful of operators in the world have such large capability to withstand any emergency. I’m more than glad to have done my climb of Mt.Everest with Transcend Adventures.
When my daughter and I decided to climb Mt.Everest together, I did not have a second thought of choosing any other expedition outfitter than Transcend Adventures. I’ve known Shekhar since many years and always had faith in his leadership. I was fully aware of the functioning of his company and how they have planned and executed some of the finest projects in mountaineering. Hence, when it came to the project of my own (and my daughter’s) I choose Transcend Adventures. One must not forget that Transcend Adventures is one of the most respected company by the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA).
It’s too hard for me sum up in words, how Transcend Adventures was-has-will be part of my life. Honestly, this is where my journey into the mountains has begun and still continuing. I am most comfortable and safe, each time I do an expedition with Transcend Adventures. The best thing about climbing with Transcend Adventures are the hospitality arrangements. I never miss my steamed rice and pickle, while on an expedition!
Dad & I had the most amazing time climbing Mt.Everest together along with Transcend Adventures. Everything was arranged as per our requirement and we did not have to think about anything other than: Our Climb. The logistical capability of the company especially in a foreign land like Tibet is just amazing. I wish all the best for the company in becoming the Numero Uno expedition operator in the world