Guests Say It Best: MT Sobek Guest Experiences 2024

By: Grace Park

Grace Park is Mountain Travel Sobek's Marketing Coordinator. Her recent travels have taken her to Korea, Israel and Cambodia, where she helped teach Cambodian high school students as part of an international mission. Grace enjoys drinking boba & coffee, eating good food, hosting people at her home, playing board games, and trying out new cafes!

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July 5, 2024 | Adventure Experts

Our 2024 travel season is well under way, and we wanted to take a moment to celebrate the incredible journeys and cherished memories of our guests. In 2024, thousands of happy adventurers are traveling with MT Sobek, and we are excited to share just a few of their amazing testimonials!

Building a loyal guest base is our passion, and with a 45% return rate, it’s clear that our life-changing adventure trips create lasting bonds and unforgettable experiences. Join us as we dive into the highlights of our 2024 travel season (so far!), sharing real guest stories and memorable moments. Discover the joy and camaraderie that come with every MT Sobek adventure!

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Silk Road Cultural Discovery, 2024

The Silk Road trip was fantastic! Sobek’s itinerary – with so many cultural experiences as well as the historic sites – was outstanding. We loved going several places in Turkmenistan (vs most operators who just go to Ashgabat). What a crazy country! Guides and hotels were excellent too. And the transportation was great – trains and roomy bus. Everyone was very enthusiastic about the trip, with detail to follow. Thanks for all the attention to detail by you and everyone at Mt. Sobek. 

–Doranne H. MT Sobek Guest

travelers meeting locals in Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

Nepal Everest Base Camp Trek, 2024

“We just got a home a couple days ago from the Everest Base Camp trek and I wanted to provide you with some feedback.  Yes, it truly was a trip of a lifetime.  Lhakpa and his team on the trail were all fabulous.  He has done this so many times that he has certainly refined the itinerary in so many ways.  We especially appreciated his careful choice of places to stay, combined with well-planned departure times, to avoid – as much as possible – the ever-increasing crowds headed to base camp. We all made it to both base camp and to the top of Kala Patthar (18,500’). Thank you for all you did to coordinate this trip and make our experience so wonderful.  I will continue to sing the praises of MT Sobek whenever possible.”

— Paul M. MT Sobek Guest

enjoying fall hiking in Nepal to Everest Base Camp to rugged Nepal wilderness and mountains

“The Everest Base Camp Trek features breathtaking views, challenging but beautiful hikes, and a better view and understanding the lives and culture of the Sherpa people. Our guide took amazing care of us to guarantee our enjoyment, comfort and safety while teaching us about the mountain, the expeditions, and the people who spend their lives there. The Everest Base Camp Trek was the destination but the journey there was the adventure. Summiting Kala Patar and the views from the top were the whipped cream and cherry on top. Not for the faint of heart but an amazing time and challenge.”

— Lucy G. MT Sobek Guest

Botswana Classic Private Safari & Custom Cape Town Tour, 2024

Clay and I arrived home this morning and I could not wait to tell you how wonderful everything was on this trip!  We commented daily to each other on what an amazing job you did listening to us and then organizing a perfect combination of camps. The MT Sobek team also set us up with a wonderful guide named Chris Hannival for a full day touring the Cape Peninsula and another day touring the Winelands.  As far as the lodges, each one was different and special in its own way. And at Moremi, we had Baba!  That in itself was very special!”

— Jeri and Clay B. MT Sobek Guests

safari tour in Moremi in Africa

Chile & Argentina Ultimate Patagonia Hiking Tour, 2024

“It is impossible to simply see Patagonia.  It demands that you experience it with all of your senses.  A zig zag between Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a wonder of nature, and our only job was to walk it in gratitude…”I knew that I would always carry their spirit from this experience we shared.  It was now part of my DNA.”

— Diane Berthel

Diane arriving at Torres del Paine with guide in Patagonia Ultimate Challenge trek

As I ready to depart from El Calafate, there are few words to describe the experience of the last 2 weeks. As Ro put it “my eyes are sore from all of the beauty”. But also, my heart is so warm and overflowing with gratitude for the experience that was made possible by you all.

Coming from a planning background, knowing the importance of details from small to big – you all exceeded any expectation or standard that I have experienced. There was never a beat skipped with white glove service at every turn. From finding us private viewing areas in what would be busy zones, to our luggage always being taken care of, to the dining and lodging accommodations – I do not think there was one detail that could have been done better.

A huge shout out to the entire team involved, as I know it takes a village. Office staff, guides, drivers – I feel like a piece of a very rad family. You have cultivated an incredible team with so much passion. This has been the trip of my lifetime and I cannot wait to boast about Mt. Sobek to any one and everyone that will listen 🥰

— Sydney

Diane with her traveling female companions during hike in Patagonia

Botswana Private Safari Adventure, 2024

“We just left Botswana this morning and it was a pretty teary parting. We all got along so well and have not laughed so much in years! What a gem our guide is! We learned so much from him and he is adorable, thank you for the connection. I know we are having withdrawals, at least I am! Botsawana is an incredible country and I wish they’d use it as a model around the world! The people are so happy and gracious.”

— Gaye

travelers enjoying a sunset game drive in African scenery
travelers on a game drive in Botswana, Africa, with guide and group

New Zealand South Island Hiking, 2024

“Mountain Travel Sobek consistently delivers high quality trips (just finished my 6th one) where the guides are friendly, patient and knowledgeable, the accommodations are comfortable, the food is delicious and local, and the daily adventures keep you on your toes. Every trip creates lifetime memories and I keep coming back for more because I have such a phenomenal time exploring new parts of the world.”

— Natasha V. I.

group of hikers enjoying morning views during hiking trip in New Zealand, Europe

More Guest Testimonials of MT Sobek Trips

Peru Inca Trail Trek Private Adventure

“Amazing trip on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Very well-organized with great support by our guide Manolo and the porters. Delicious meal prepped by our chef on the trail and we felt pampered (even in tents!) The restaurants were excellent and it was putting together the traditional Peruvian Panchamanca meal.”

— Sam P. MT Sobek Guest

“Phenomenal trip that is well-organized from the time we landed to when we left. Our guide, Manolo, and driver were a pleasure to be with. Level 4 trip is an appropriate description for this trip because it required us to be in good shape. The scenery, food, and the kindness of the the Peruvian people is something to be remembered. The Andes Mountains are some of the most beautiful in the world in what I’ve seen. Our chef on the campouts was excellent. Great variety of food daily. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone.”

— Sashi R. MT Sobek Guest

Portugal & Spain El Camino Portugues Hiking

“The El Camino Portugal trip is not just a trek, it is a personal, spiritual journey. Learning the history and culture of the pilgrimage adds so much to the value of the trip. This trip was perfectly planned and executed. Every detail was thought of making it possible to focus on the journey. The food and accommodations were top notch. The guide was the best part of the experience. This is a beautiful journey for nature lovers, history lovers and those looking for a spiritual journey.”

— Walter M. MT Sobek Guest

Nepal Ancient Passes Trek

“I give MT Sobek the highest recommendation for travel. The Nepal Ancient Passes trek to the Gokyo Valley was planned and coordinated for the best experience! We were given constant attention to our needs, health, and safety, and overall to just a great experience. This is a bucket-list trek. The team in planning, implementation, and the tour guides were all amazing. Just do it!”

— Michael E. MT Sobek Guest

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Silk Road Cultural Discovery

“Traveling the Silk Road is an experience not to be missed! This often overlooked part of the world for travel provides an opportunity for learning an important part of world history that impacts us today. The people, culture and food are amazing and truly unique to anywhere I’ve been in the world.”

— Tresia F. MT Sobek Guest

Portugal Historic Village Hiking

“No better way to visit Portugal than hike ancient paths through the countryside! Wildflowers, rushing streams, groves of cork and olive trees, unique geology and stories of kings and queens made each day magical!”

— Paul F. MT Sobek Guest

To read more testimonials from our guests, visit the MT Sobek page or our Trust Pilot Reviews page.

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