Peter and Velvet Kelly , Queensland, Australia
From our first communication, Ganga the Managing Director was responsive and extremely helpful. We arrived in Nepal late at night and were met personally by Ganga and escorted to our hotel where he assisted us in checking in. The next day we were taken on a tour of Kathmandu, then had a team briefing to explain the process for the trek and to meet our head guide, Bhim Adhikari. Our trek commenced the following day and throughout the entire trip our team of porters and our guides were attentive, personable and supportive. Bhim was outstanding and it felt as though every other guide and porter knew him or knew of him. Our assistant guide Tilak, along with our porters Meg Raj, Okil, and Ram Lamichane did everything they could to ensure we were safe and enjoying our trip.
Unfortunately a few of our hiking group became ill with altitude sickness and were evacuated, however once again Bhim, Tilak, the porters and Ganga ensured they were supported and safe.
Base camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo were stunning and most certainly worth the time and effort taken to see and experience them. Thank you NHT for your excellent organisation – it was a pleasure to trek with this company.
Martin Lundén , Sweden
During September 2010, me and my two colleges from medical school completed the Everest high passes trek + Island Peak summiting during a 25 day period with Nepal Hiking Team (NHT).
Without hesitation I give NHT my highest recommendations. I recommend NHT to everyone intending to visit Nepal thanks to their friendliness, helpfulness, 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 buffet:-)
At every step of this trip we were extremely well taken care of. We were provided with a highly experienced, 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 necessary 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 altitude sickness, because this can happen to anyone if not being careful enough.)
Food and accommodation 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 accommodated in very comfortable beds. At the summiting of Island Peak we were provided with an excellent 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.