I would like to share my experience with the Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) from Kathmandu. It was simply excellent!
Honestly, I'm the type of person who always travels alone, capable of planning, organizing, and arranging everything with just a good guidebook. I did this when I went to Nepal for the Annapurna circle trek 6 years ago. However, this time, I joined a group of three friends at the very last minute, about 10 days before our flight. By then, they had already been in communication with NHT.
My friends faced challenges buying air tickets from Kathmandu to Lukla, so they asked NHT to arrange the entire trip for them, including these air tickets (someone had recommended NHT to them).
From the outset, I was impressed by the flexibility of Mr. Ganga, who always responded to my emails promptly. I had numerous questions, and Mr. Ganga answered each one with patience. Nothing was an issue, not even the ticket to Lukla. We received a detailed itinerary that was also beautifully presented, making it impossible not to anticipate the journey. It was excellent that a down jacket and sleeping bag were included in the package 👍.
At the airport, our guide, Dipendra Dhakal, awaited us and escorted us to our hotel. Throughout the trip, he was always there, explaining details, inquiring about our well-being, and ensuring we enjoyed every day of the trek. He instilled in us the belief that we could conquer this challenging trek in Nepal. Calmness, confidence, charisma, willingness, professionalism, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor - these qualities radiate from Dip. He's truly the right person for the job. Plus, you can engage in conversations on any topic with him during the trek 😉
During our journey, we slightly modified our itinerary as we managed to progress a bit faster, and this wasn't a problem either.
Thanks to NHT, Mr. Ganga, Mr. Dip, and our porters, I now have one of the most profound and beautiful experiences of my life.
Yes, it came at a cost, probably more than if I had traveled alone, but likely less than with other agencies. The value for money is undoubtedly favorable. Exceptional service, wonderful people, and no stress about reaching Lukla and returning. Plus, we got to keep the duffle bags, which was definitely worth it 🙂
I highly recommend this team to other trekkers 👌😉.