Trekking Guide

Mr. Arun Sapkota

Arun Sapkota

Mr. Arun Sapkota is an enthusiastic trekking guide filled with great energy. He joined Nepal Hiking Team in 2009 and has performed inexplicably since then. Till now, he has worked very well and has received excellent reviews from clients.

Saptoka is a professional, licensed guide. He received this license from the Ministry of Nepal Tourism. He is fluent in English and has immense knowledge about Nepal’s culture, traditions, trekking routes, and the mountains.

Mr. Saptoka is an adventurer himself and loves traveling. Fond of active traveling, he takes his form of leisure as his full-time profession. With an amiable nature, Mr. Arun Sapkota works toward making every trip an incredible adventure. He is a dignified employee and a good asset to our company.

Traveller Review

  • Annapurna circuit & more - Group of 6: exceptional service level

    I am impressed at the service level of Nepal Hiking Team and the quality of the teams with us for our 17 days in Nepal. Gangga prior was ever patient and present with our neverending questions (and flight changes!) All logistics were organized perfectly.

    We were a group of 6 friends and did the Annapurna circuit, followed by some activities in Pokhara, Nagarkot sunrise hike, and cultural tours in and around Kathmandu. All are organized by NHT.

    The guide, asst guide & porters were always there to support. Attentive to our needs and general (fatigue) state. Briefings were made daily and safety was taken into consideration. The whole team mobilized to support us and make this experience an enjoyable one. They selected very good tea houses and tried to give us the best rooms. We had no restrictions on food & drinks for meals. There was always someone available to support our request and help us. It helped that the porter had broken basic English.
    During the trek, we had a 2-speed group, and the porters, assistant guide, and guide managed us very well, so we had a stress-free experience all at our own pace. Our Thorong La pass crossing was exceptionally difficult for this season with crampons, and knee-high snow. Very cold weather on the last two nights. But we did it all safely (for one of us, a horse was needed for the very last stretch and arranged smoothly by our guide at high camp). A very special thanks to Prakash, Sabin, Tuk, Rhaj, and Prabin! Amazing team.

    During the following days, we had 2 city tours, Kumar was our guide in Patan, Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. A very knowledgeable guide with lots of anecdotes. We learned a lot, and he could talk about a lot of other interesting topics about Nepal. Great general culture & happily chat/share about Nepal's history and religions.

    Overall, our group had a blast & everything was so very smoothly and professionally organized. I will recommend them happily.
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    - Excellent
    Mrs. Sarah
    FR   |   8th May 2023
  • Awesome experience with Nepal Hiking Team

    My spouse and I are from Canada and we recently completed the Everest Base Camp trek in April 2023. We did a lot of research before our trek and understand how difficult it is to choose a company as there are so many out there. Based on positive Trip Advisor reviews, we chose Nepal Hiking Team. Every time we contacted Ganga, the owner of Nepal Hiking Team, he always provided exceptional service. He answered all of our questions in a prompt and professional manner. Somehow, through email, he gave us comfort that we would be in good hands and, we were.  

    We were picked up at the airport by a guide and brought to the hotel where we met Ganga. The company provided a guided tour of Kathmandu before our trek, which was included in the price. This was very interesting. The guide, Kumar, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. 

    During the trek, we were supported by our trusted guide, Gokul. He was very friendly, kind and knowledgeable. He took very good care of us during the trek. He ensured we were happy and healthy each day. We felt comfortable with him and trusted his sound advice throughout the trek. Based on Gokul’s advice, we left early on the 8th day and reached Everest Base Camp, before large crowds arrived, which allowed us to enjoy the site and take pictures without being rushed. During the trek, we were also supported by our amazing porter who helped us carry some of our kit. While he did not speak English, he always greeted us with a warm Namaste. He joined us during our ascent to Base Camp and both he and our guide even offered to carry our day packs, which we kindly declined since they work hard enough.

    Ganga was extremely professional. He would personally come to the hotel to ensure we were happy and satisfied and that the needs we met. We were completely satisfied and highly recommend Nepal Hiking Tram as they exceeded our expectations. We hope this helps you in your decision to choose a company for your experience in Nepal.

    Lyne and Michel

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    - Excellent
    Mr. Lyne and Michel
    CA   |   25th Mar 2023
  • Mother- Daughter adventure

    Nepal Hiking Team provided a great adventure! I really appreciate the clear and rapid communication before the trip - Ganga answered any question that I had within 24 hours. Once in Nepal everything was handled really well. The trek, with Arun as our guide, was amazing. We were not able to make it to EBC as altitude illness was a problem, but Arun and the team were able to pivot and take care of us and always made us feel safe. Our porter Prim was so cheerful and helpful too. I would recommend this group to anyone.
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    - Excellent
    Mrs. Debra W
    US   |   12th Sep 2023
  • EBC trek in December 2023

    In December 2023 my friends and I embarked on a journey, to the Everest Base Camp alongside the Nepal Hiking Team. It was truly an experience although we did encounter some challenges in Kathmandu before we began our trek.

    Ganga, one of the team members went above. Beyond helping us overcome these issues ensuring that our trip was enjoyable and successful. We are truly grateful for his efforts. Ultimately three of us managed to reach the Everest Base Camp on foot while one of our group members opted for a helicopter ride. The important thing is that we all accomplished our goal.

    Throughout the trek, Arun served as our guide providing support along with Susan and Ram who carried our belongings as porters. Their dedication ensured that everything went smoothly. We were incredibly fortunate to experience weather in mid-December. It was chilly. With clear skies and plenty of sunshine.

    The added bonus was the lack of crowds. Again I want to extend my thanks to Ganga and his team, for their incredible help, throughout this unforgettable journey. I wholeheartedly recommend them! Thumbs up all the way! 👍👍👍

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    - Excellent
    Mr. Jason
    AU   |   20th Jan 2024
  • Unforgettable trip to Mera Peak summit

    The journey to conquer Mera Peak in the majestic Himalayas with the Nepal Hiking Team was an experience beyond compare. We made it to the summit of Mera Peak and had an awesome journey.

    Our three-week trek to Mera Peak was well-organized. The Nepal Hiking Team planned everything from transportation and accommodations to meals and permits, leaving us free to immerse ourselves fully in the breathtaking scenery and exhilarating challenge ahead. Thanks a lot to Ganga, Sanjay, and Dipak, who supported us during the trek and provided a wonderful experience.

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    - Excellent
    Mr. Maik
    DE   |   3rd May 2024