Nepal Hiking Team - Reviews
My husband and I just completed the 20 day Annapurna Circuit in April and we can't imagine the trip without Nepal Hiking Team. They were professional, fun, encouraging, and knowledgeable...their customer service is incredible and they took care of us during our entire stay in Nepal, even before and after our trek. The entire trek was worth every penny.
The owners - Ganga, Ram, and Hari - are all super professional, flexible, and responsive to any client's needs. They helped us with everything from airport pickup, finding places to stay before our trek, flexibility with changed dates and rides, and more. If we wanted to customize our trip in any way - all we had to do was ask.
Our guide, Prakash, was one of the nicest people we'd ever met. He made our trek more enjoyable with his sense of humour and easygoing, patient personality. He was always checking in on us yet giving us our own space to enjoy the trek, and always attentive to any question or need we had. The entire team, including our helper Raj, not only made the trek possible for us, but they made it that much better with their company. They paid attention to small details and from what I observed all along the way, their service went above and beyond what other tour guides or companies provided.
The food choices along the trail were better than I expected – more options that I thought would be available at that altitude! The lodging was always great, and we were always comfortable. Every night on our trek, they provide sliced apples and oranges. After long days of trekking and with limited fruit on the trail, this small detail became so special to us - not to mention the fact that our guide carried enough fruit in his pack to make this possible during the entire trek! You get to borrow good quality down sleeping bags, duffel bags, and down jackets from the company. A huge bonus for those not wanting to purchase or pack these, like us. The nights in Kathmandu before and after the trek, the night in Pokhara, and the day tour in Kathmandu are all wonderful and so worth it. These were huge additions to our experience as well.
Finally, these guys are just so respectable. They've worked their way from being helpers themselves, to assistant guides, to guides, to owning their own company. I have huge respect for them because
they have so much experience, and they take care of their employees. Everyone who worked for them seemed happy to be working for them, which says a lot about a way a trekking company is run.
San Diego, California USA
Just back from a fantastic trip to Nepal with family of four. After a bit of internet research, we decided to book a 20 day trek with Nepal Hiking Team. From first contact, Ganga provided prompt and useful information, and he was more than happy to tailor the tour to our needs. Their quoted rates were also very competitive.
From the moment we set foot in Kathmandu we were well looked after by Ganga and his team - more than living up to our expectations. Our guide Arjun and porters Gopal and Prem went out of their way to make our trek as enjoyable as possible - we quickly got to consider them friends rather than guide/porters. There was also great flexibility on the trek with the itinerary changed to suit our needs, which was very valuable as you can never predict weather and how your body reacts to the high altitudes and cold. We also made good friends with a "parallel" trekking party from Nepal Hiking Team with Raj as guide, who seemed to enjoy an equally good relationship.
After the trek, Ganga with short notice organized a trip to Chitwan National Park where we saw rhinos and wild elephants - though the elusive tiger remained so.
I can strongly and wholeheartedly recommend Nepal Hiking Team for any trekking trips in Nepal - all from the team we have come across have been pleasant and professional, and I do not have a single bad experience with them - we will be back for more trekking and adventure in Nepal with Nepal Hiking Team.
My family and I had a wonderful trek with the Nepal Hiking Team. Our deepest thanks to Balaram, Raz, Arjun, and Basu for an unforgettable experience in your beautiful country. Please see my review with photos on Trip Advisor.
Tim Dansdill & Family, USA
My daughter arranged a trekking trip in Nepal with Ganga’s company. Unfortunately for me I ran into problems on the first leg from Lukla to Namche and had to go back on horseback to Lukla while my daughter continued on with one of Ganga’s guides. Another guide went with me and the horse to Lukla. Once I returned to Kathmandu, I was met in the airport by Ganga who arranged another itinerary for me. It was well planned, properly supported with driver and a guide and good accommodations.
I was not made to feel guilty because of the trouble I caused. I felt comfortable and secure and was able to visit various towns and sites in Nepal. Ganga and his team reacted to our situation in a very professional, thoughtful and responsive manner. Even though it was disappointing that Lara and I Couldn’t spend the time together , because of Ganga and his team both Lara and I could say it was a great trip.
Fred & Lara Babbie Canada
Arriving at the airport in Kathmandu can be challenging, and getting off the plane we didn't know what to expect, but from the moment the 6 in our group arrived, Ganga and everyone at NHT made sure everything went perfectly smoothly. From pick up at the airport, a great hotel in Kathmandu, a complete briefing, good gear provided, and most importantly, a GREAT trek to Everest Base Camp, from start to finish, the team did not leave any detail unattended.
Nepal Hiking Team Friendly, welcoming, accommodating and very knowledgeable. On top of that, their offering is fantastic value and every bit worth it. If I had my time again I wouldn't consider any other way of doing the trip. Over our 12 day trek, guide Bhim was full of knowledge, expertise, and warmth, and was very accommodating and understanding of both our needs and the necessities of the trail.
We also knew that if anything unexpected were to occur, Ganga and the team back in Kathmandu were just a phone call away to help and knew every detail of what to do if we needed assistance.
It's the little things that count - a guide who understands and can be flexible to work around the groups' needs if issues arise or Ganga & the team going out of their way to help us out beyond what was needed when a member of our team was ill back in Kathmandu.
I can't hesitate to recommend these guys enough. They are professionals, with a great offering and superb value. But above that, they are warm, understanding and intelligent people who will ensure you get the most out of your trip and your experience, from the time you step off the plane, to the time you leave Nepal. A personal touch that counts. Put your trust in them and you won't be disappointed.Marcus (Australia)
Marcus Jilla (Australia)
“ What a fantastic trek we had with the Nepal Hiking Team. They organised all the requirements for us and the guide and Team staff were very professional. Their choice of teahouses was very good as was the way they combined all the places we wanted to see – Gokyo Lakes, Cho La, Kala Patthar and EBC, and finally an attempt on Island Peak. It helped us with fitness and acclimatisation plus gave us a chance to see all the spectacular sights in the Everest Region. I recommend the Nepal Hiking Team as a well-run and professional company which delivered to a high standard.
We would just like to say that we really enjoyed our holiday with your company in Nepal.
The accommodation in Kathmandu was very good and the choice of tea houses on the trek was also good.
Our guide Bhim did an excellent job. We very quickly became more like friends than guide and client. We had lots of fun on the way always making jokes. He was always willing to fulfil our requests. I remember when we stayed in Namche and we decided we would like to go to the view point near the museum at night to see the mountains under the starlight. I told Bhim after we had our dinner and it was about 7.pm and he explained that he had not yet had his dinner. I said it would be alright as I new the way and we had our head torches and that he did not need to come with us, however he insisted.
Both Bhim and his brother Khar did an excellent job and are an asset to your company.
We would not hesitate in recommending your company to others interested in travelling to Nepal.
Kevin & Beverley Dawes
Hope you are well. Our trip to Nepal was one of the best ever, we still remember it everyday!! You and your team were excellent and are grateful for your services and assistance. Hopefully we will return back next year!
11 Clydesdale Avenue
Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 1L
I trekked to Everest Base Camp (EBC) in Sept/Oct 2011 with Nepal Hiking Team. Right from the airport pickup to the drop off they were great. All my requests, including the quirky ones, were tackled promptly and with pleasure. The guide and porters assigned for the trek were competent, professional and pleasant. I feel Nepal Hiking Team represents great value for money, and I have no hesitation recommending them to others. Many thanks to Balaram, Bhim and Shiva @ Nepal Hiking for making EBC such a memorable trip.
New Delhi, India.
Back to work I can't stop thinking of the wonderful trekking around Annapurna. A special thank to Ganga, boss of Nepal Hiking Team, and to Raj my mountain guide. The organization of the trekking was perfect as well as my stay in Kathmandu. As a solo traveller I always felt safe and between friends. I highly recommend Nepal Hiking Team and I hope I will come back for another trekking.
VIA RODOCANACCHI 8
57128 LIVORNO ITALY
Dear Future Trekkers:
After more than 20 years of travel, it was such a pleasure to find Nepal Hiking Team. As a solo traveler, I was in caring and attentive hands from the first correspondence through a month's worth of trekking and travel. Ganga, Hari and Bhim worked tirelessly, attending to every detail of my journey. I received sound advice on where to trek, a comforting ear when weathered in for days, and support in dealing with cancelled international flights, SIM card stress and the ups and downs of travel during the off-season.
NHT arranged all accommodations and required permits, insurance and park fees. Most of the time, I felt like a dear friend as opposed to a mere customer, something I haven't experienced with other guiding agencies. This is a company that needs its place in all the travel books and web sites. Whether you are with a group or traveling alone- if you want personalized service from experienced, sincere and kind individuals who truly enjoy what they do, then you have found the right place with Nepal Hiking Team.
33 Hamilton terrace #3f
New York, New York 10031
Hi to Everyone at the Nepal Hiking Team.
I can’t thank you enough for organising an exciting and spectacular trek to Gokyo Ri, Chola Pass, E.B.C and Kalar Pathar among others.
A special thanks to my guide Bhim for the making all the right decisions when it mattered most. We where fortunate to have clear skies for the trek to the top of Gokyo Ri, Kalar Pathar and going over Chola Pass. Memories I will never forget.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team for any adventure in and around Nepal. I hope to be back next year.
Phone: Mobile: 0417 532 457
Huge greetings from Doha (at work) presently!.
Apologize for the delays on getting back to you... but things are kind of hectic these days.
I can't thank you guys enough for the great time I had while I was there. It was quite an experience that I'll surely remember with a lot of joy and very glad I decided to go with your team.
Very interesting how at first you just feel tired... then you feel bad when the altitude starts to kick in... But at the end I was feeling so great, I just wanted to keep on walking! Great place to visit and enjoy, and a lot of awesome pictures as souvenir!. Want to congratulate also Hari and Bhim for taking such good care of us, and doing a great job with showing us your country. Bhim did a great job when only the two of us were left, and I'm quite sure not too far from now he will be a great lead guide. Don't know if Hari told you about the phrase of the trip... "completely nice"... hahaha.
The bungee thing was really cool actually. The jump moment goes by reeeally fast... but such and adrenaline rush!!!. I spent 4 days over at that Last Resort... did bungee and canyon swing jumps, there was a music festival, but mainly relaxing and resting from the trekking, with a good couple of beers. I came back to Kathmandu the evening before my flight... quite late, so just got into a guest house in Thamel, and arrange an early taxi with them. Thanks anyway for your consideration, and hope there were no inconveniences for you. Will let you guys know for sure if going back to Nepal next time! All the best for you guys, and hope the future is filled with a lot of great things and success!.
Villa de las Fuentes 1, Ave. 22D norte - No 48
Panama City, Panama
(Working in Doha)
Wow! I am having difficulty expressing my experience into words! Let\'s start at the beginning I suppose. Being a 20 year old woman, I was feeling a little apprehensive about trekking solo in Nepal. Nepal Hiking Team assured me (and my parents) that they would take great care of me and they sure delivered! Not only did I really enjoy the quiet, solemn moments on the mountain, but I really bonded with my guide. I felt wonderfully at ease during my trek, thanks to my guide and the generous tea house owners!
The Gokyo trek in particular was phenomenal! I was physically challenged and rewarded. Every step of the way was a new visual experience. If you choose this trek do not leave out the 4th and 5th lakes!!! The views and sense of accomplishment cant be described here. You have to get out and DO IT!
Thanks Nepal Hiking Team!
3833 Amherst Ave
Dallas, TX 75225, USA
I am writing to express to you and other readers that I had a completely wonderful trekking trip in Nepal in March/April, 2011, organized by your company, Nepal Hiking Team. My friend and I spent 14 days trekking with your company guide Hari and two porters into the Upper Mustang Valley near the border of Tibet.
I have done a considerable amount of mountaineering in Canada and am used to great views, but this trip was truly spectacular for its beauty - views of distant high snow capped mountains and trails that went into deep gorges with high cliffs of orange and red - each trail pass topped with a welcoming cairn and prayer flags. The dry desert area also allowed for wide open vistas and views of interesting rock formations. I have not been anywhere with so many interesting sights - there was a new picture to be taken every 15 minutes of every 7 hours we were walking. The cultural sights were also amazing - including the terraced fields, rock wall enclosures, religious monuments, monasteries, stone and mud houses, hilltop ruins of forts, Buddhist caves, irrigation canals, pack horses, goat herds, little tree plantations, yaks, and cattle, little villages with narrow alleys for people and animals, and children occaisonally to greet us. Some monuments were over 500 years old.
The Nepal Hiking Team were wonderful for organizing a somewhat customized trip for us two clients - they were very flexible as to timing and where we wished to go. Our guide Hari was very well organized, made careful preparations, was very happy, always tried to please and got along very well with our two porters and owners of the guest houses we stayed in. Hari did a lot of the cooking at the guest houses to provide us with some Western style meals - great cooking Hari!
Although not essential, a guide is really valuable for organizing logistics and on treks - finding accommodation and organizing meals, freeing you up for viewing. It was OK to have a porter help carry the gear too.
I would highly recommend the Nepal Hiking Team to anyone wishing to sight-see in Nepal - they did a great job for us.
Rob Adams and Garfield Saunders
Victoria, BC Canada
During September 2010, me and my two collegues from medical school completed the Everest high passes trek + Island Peak sumiting during a 25 day period with Nepal Hiking Team (NHT).
Without hesitation I give NHT my highest recomendations. I recommend NHT to everyone intending to visit Nepal thanks to their frendliness, helpfullness, knowledge and professionalism.
From the moment on arrival at Kathmandu international airport we were welcomed and transported to the hotel which we were staying at before taking off to the mountains. (Hotel del-Annapurna, one of the finest hotels in Kathmandu housing all thinkable facilities needed. And with an outstanding breakfast buffé:-)
At every step of this trip we were extremely well taken care of. We were provided with a highly experiend, and very good English-speaking mountain guide. Thanks to his huge experience we got loads of nice information about the local people, the landscape, the mountains etc etc.
Everyone reacts different to high altitude and our guide was very careful to make sure that we were feeling well every day while ascending further up the mountains. He had all knowledge nessecary to notice and treat/prevent altitude related problems.
(As a 5th year student of the Medical University of Gdansk (Poland) I believe it is essential that you get a guide which is familiar with altiture sickness, because this can happen to anyone if not beeing careful enough.)
Food and accomodation was way over our expectations. Every day on the trek we got to chose whatever we wanted from the menus at the local tea-houses. Every night we were accomodated in very comfortable beds. At the summiting of Island Peak we were provided with an exellent climbing guide and good climbing equipment.
We are all very much looking forward to go back to Nepal, to explore other regions of this amazing country and when we get back we will be very happy to be clients of Nepal Hiking Team again.
5th year student of Medical University of Gdansk
I wanted to thank you and everyone on my trek Annapurna Base Camp that made my trip awesome! The trek was better than I expected and everything went smoothly from start to finish. Raj was brilliant and well organized. He was always making sure that I was on comfortable and taken care of. The porters (Nabin) did an amazing job and were very friendly. It was fun to join together in the evenings and play cards together. Thank you for making my holidays special. Hope to come back again with family.
Mike Rixson, 6 Academy Street, Lark hall, Scotland
Greetings from Poland!
Finally at home! We would like to thank you very much for the time we've spent together. It was a real pleasure to trek with you to amazing Kingdom of Lo Manthang. We are happy to tell that we've already recommended your team to our friends. All of us are considering coming back to Himalaya Mountain.
We hope that we could meet again in the future it would be a pleasure for us to visit other regions with you, our friends! We don't know particular time of hypothetical visit, but I'm sure we'll keep in touch, so we can inform you about all our plans. 3 days spent in Chitwan National Park was organized perfectly, as well as the trek of course. Thanks for that too.
Urbaniak family, Poland
Dear Ganga & Team
Thanks so much for providing excellent service for our recent trek around the Annapurna Circuit. We look forward to using your company again if and when we return to Nepal.
Leon Peek and Norbert - USA
"We very good experiences, NHT & his staff were very professional and helpful at all times. Our trekking & climbing guide was excellent. They gave good instructions which led to successful climbing. Our itinerary was perfect. We felt secure at all times. The camping services as well as the services in lodges were very good. Thank you for making our trip so special."
Prest & Richale USA
I can highly recommend the Nepal Hiking Team. I have booked through that company already 2 times and if I go back to Nepal I will book through Nepal Hiking Team again.
My first experience was in November 2007. I had booked a single trekking for Annapurna circuit. It was perfect organized, the guide was very professional, and spoke very good English. Guide and porter were well equipped which is in my opinion also very important.
In April 2010 I had booked another trip through this company. I did a 20 day trip including Everest base camp, Kalapattar, Gokyo, and passing Chola pass. A single trek. Also this time I was completely satisfied. Again I had a very professional guide and you could tell straight away that he has many years of experience.
The company is very professional. Guides seem to me as I had 2 times the experience all very professional and speak very well English and guides know the region very well. They are also very responsible and really take care for customers I cannot think of something that was not good or could have been better. For me it seems this is really a great company helpful responsible reliable very professional. One day I will go back to Nepal and there is no way that I would give a try to another company, because this one I had already 2 times an excellent experience.
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We are very excited for our trip in Nepal and we certainly thank your organization who did not miss nothing to us. With sympathy and experience of our guide Narayan and commitment and perseverance of the porte Dhan our journey to Gokyo Peak was an unforgettable experience. As honeymoon we could not ask for more! Thanks again!
See you at our next trekking in Nepal.
Fulvio e Carla, Italy
Thank you very much for giving me right decision to make a memorial trip, I have no words how much I enjoyed during the trek, it was easy, Accommodation and meals provided by Nabin was excellent, It was well organized and undertaken without any hitches. My guide Nabin couldn’t have been better.
Nepal is scenically a very beautiful country and Annapurna must be one of its gems. I was fortunate to be trekking in spring time so that I had clear morning views; the blossoms of rhododendrons and the perfume of the thickets of Daphnis, a real bonus! I’ll definitely be back to experience other parts of your beautiful country with my friends. Maybe Everest Base Camp? Many thanks for your great support and we organizing for me.
Tony Hunt, Uk
Thank you so much for your hospitality and for your great help in our whole trip in Nepal. We found your company is really professional and our Guide Rajendra Dhamala is very experienced! It was a great pleasure to stay in your place. Thank you so much again for all you did for us.
We had never been to Nepal before or indeed done any trekking. I can honestly say that this was the best holiday ever, and that it was made better by Nepal Hiking Team. The guides, porters, accommodation (Tented /Hotel) and food were wonderful. We couldn't have asked for a better guide in Raj, his professionalism and knowledge was outstanding he even allowed us to beat him at cards! Also huge thanks to Dhan who carried our Luggage. Our whole trip will live in our memories for ever especially the generosity and hospitality of our hosts.
Adam & Petter - USA.
Thank you so much for your hospitality and great support for our Everest Base Camp Overland Tour. We found your company is really professional and our Migmar Tibetan Guide was amazing, his English is fluent and very good experienced! The Land Cruiser was very comfortable, and well driver, it was wonderful experienced of life time. Thank you so much again for all you did for us. Hope to see you again.
I am sorry Ganga for my slow response to you and your staff, I really enjoyed your beautiful country and we are really appreciated to find you on the internet while we are searching cheaper trip in Nepal because we had to save money for our long… journey. We got exactly what you described on the website; your company is really professional and responsible too. We found all your staff is knowledgeable and trustable, while I lost my wallet at teahouse, my guide went back and asked everybody in the lodge, eventually the landlady hand over to my guide Ashish. I was worrying but it wasn't even opened.
Thanks again, looking forward to seeking you soon.
Jakob - USA
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