Jad Saad Husayni , United StatesWhen I was scouring local travel agencies to work with for the Annapurna Circuit trek, I encountered Nepal Hiking Team and upon my enquiry about information- I was immensely satisfied and confident with them to provide me with a good experience for my holiday. I was not wrong. Speaking further on this, every single aspect of services that I got with this agency was good. I was provided with a good guide- Paban, who did his work the best way he could. The hotels and lodges that I stayed in during the trek were good and comfortable. I liked the food as well ( I mostly stuck to vegetarian as suggested by Ganga). I enjoyed the relaxed nature of my guide who allowed me to spend some extra time at Gangapurna Lake as we were acclimatizing at Manang Village. Paban also was very helpful throughout the trek, and gave me a good company to be around. Fortunately, the weather was also good during the trek as I did the journey in the autumn. It would not suffice to say that I had the best time of my life amidst the Himalayas of Nepal with the company of NHT, as they are the best travel agency providing the best work in the field of Nepali tourism. They have my full recommendation to any future adventurers and travelers to Nepal, and I guarantee that it will not be disappointing. You get your full money’s worth, and then some, as was my experience with the best local travel company operating in Nepal- Nepal Hiking Team!
Spencer Coates , USAI opted for Nepal Hiking Team as I was very impressed with their fast initial responses to my queries. I have nothing but positive things to say about my time in the beautiful country of Nepal, being in the company of my guide- Arun, as I trekked through some of the most gorgeous Himalayan landscapes. I was greeted by Mr. Ganga at the airport upon my arrival, and had a pleasant time discussing the trek with him as I was escorted to my hotel. As for the trek itself, it was very well-managed and prompt. I had apprehension about the food and the lodges along the trail, but I was absolutely impressed with the services that were provided to me. The food was good, the lodges were comfortable and my guide was there every step of the way. Having Arun around made everything more easily and relaxing for me, as it enabled me to devote my mind towards enjoying the beautiful sceneries and the experience. I know how important it is to have a good travel agency to be able to fully enjoy one’s visits to another exotic country, and Nepal Hiking Team definitely delivered on this aspect. There isn’t a single complain or negative prospect from my side towards the work NHT is doing. They well and fully presented me with a good time, and I am thankful to them for that. The co-operation that I received for my trek with the NHT staff, especially Mr. Gang and Mr. Balaram was one of the best thing- among many that stuck out to me about the agency; they truly care for their customers and deliver the best services. Nepal Hiking Team definitely have my recommendation as they are the best travel agency that I had the fortune of working with.
Sophia Chia , CanadaI would like to thank the Nepal Hiking Team for this well organized and comfortable trek plan. You did everything possible to make my trek an incredible one. I was doubtful in choosing this agency at first, but their online correspondence was so good that I chose them over the other agencies I was consulting. I chose the Everest Base Camp trek and it was the best choice I have made in my life. Everest Base camp provided me with such beautiful and mesmerizing view each day that I was spell-bound by the beauty it provided us. Mr. Balaram came to greet us and gave me a simple overview of the trek plan. The trek started with the sightseeing of the Kathmandu Valley which is the most culturally and historically blessed valley of the nation. My Guide Rajendra was a really jolly and enthusiastic person who made the day really. The guidance Mr.Rajendra provided me with was really professional l and methodical which helped me to perform this trek effectively. Also, the schedule of the trek was the perfect one as we had ample of breaks in the trek for temperature adjustment. I had an easy trek as the guide instructed me properly and took really good care of me. He was patient throughout the trek and he knew all information related to the area. The accommodation that the team provided me with was only the best available services; they had a proper quantity of food and were really helpful. I encounter other trekkers from all over the world in this trek. The view from Kalapatthar was something that will always be with me throughout my lifetime. I got to witness the beautiful sunsets among the most majestic mountains – Everest, Lhotse and the Nuptse. Reaching the destination was almost unbelievable but with the help of my guide and the awesome plan made by the Nepal Hiking Team made the trek successful. I have collected lots of memories from this trek experience and all the credit goes to this amazing team of Nepal Hiking Team. I will surely trek more with this amazing as they provide the best services in a reasonable price.
Marcus Jilla , Melbourne, AustraliaNavigating your way out of the airport in Kathmandu can be challenging, and upon arrival we didn’t know what to expect, but from the moment the 6 in our party landed, Ganga and the team at NHT made sure everything was amazingly smooth. From airport pick up, a great hotel in Kathmandu, a thorough briefing, good gear provided, and then, most importantly, a GREAT and Fantastic Experience a trek to Everest Base Camp, from start to finish, these guys do not leave any detail untouched. They are friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable in the extreme; combine that with the great value of their offering, and if I had my time again I wouldn’t consider any other way of putting our trip together. Our guide (Bim) was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating, and the lodgings provided were the best available on the trail. We also knew that, in the event of any unforeseen events, Ganga and the team in the office were just a phone call away and knew exactly what to do. It’s the little things that count – like a guide who can be flexible to accommodate the groups’ needs when any issue arises, or the whole team going out of their way to help us out over and above what was needed upon our return to Kathmandu. I can’t hesitate to recommend the Nepal Hiking Team enough. They are both true professionals, and warm, caring, wonderful people, and travelling with them will ensure your experience of Nepal is truly enjoyable and memorable. A great outfit, with the added bonus of a personal touch which is hard to beat.
Luca De Marci , ItaliI did the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with my friend in Nepal and our adventure of trekking was the most thrilling experience! I and my friend had wanted to come on this holiday for the longest of time and we had decided to go ahead with the trek with Nepal Hiking Team and it was most inspiring! The Annapurna Region is a wonderful place in Nepal for trekking and the views of the mountains from Poon Hill and from Ghorepani were sublime! It was the most relaxing trekking journey and we utterly enjoyed it to the fullest. The accommodations at the trek with the guesthouses and the lodges were comfortable, and I think for us, the absolutely best part of the whole trek was watching the sunrise and the sunset from vantage point at Poon Hill. Our guide had said that the scene of the sun rising and sun setting from behind the mountain was the one not to be missed and it proved to be the best scenes of our entire lives. Watching the sun’s rays slowly spread across the snow of the mountains, it was divine! I am so glad that I have the image of that beautiful scene in my mind now, and to experience it firsthand from the vantage point, that was the most beautiful and angelic sights I had ever witnessed. The trek was wonderful; the people from Nepal Hiking Team who helped us along our trekking journey and made everything easy were very helpful and friendly. Both I and my friend who did the trek with me are very happy with how everything turned out and I recommend Nepal Hiking Team definitely!
Binita Sharma , Hyderabad, IndiaNepal Hiking Team proved to be effective from the moment of my arrival at the airport. The guide for my trek, Arun, was very good and he was jovial to be around. So, I enjoyed myself a lot. The package that I selected for the Everest Base Camp Trek was very reasonably priced and I did not have any sort of unnecessary hassle along the trek as well, everything just went by super smoothly and quite fast too!! I love travelling, and have taken to many travel agencies, and I must say, Nepal Hiking Team comes under one of those who provide good services to the people who take its help. Definitely a five star rating! Choose Nepal Hiking Team if any of you are planning for the trek in Nepal, I definitely recommend!
Helen Ridgewell , 27 Rainforest, Drive Innisfail 4860, Queensland AustraliaTrying to organize an Everest Base Camp trek to celebrate my 50th birthday was a daunting task…. where to start, there were so many companies all offering a similar experience… so I picked a few, emailed them and then trusted my “gut instinct” based on their responses. From Ganga’s first email I knew that Nepal Hiking Team would be my choice and I never once regretted my decision. From the moment we were picked up from the airport to when were dropped off 26 days later we felt like Ganga and his amazing team were looking after us. My daughter, my brother and I did the 16 days EBC trek on December 1st and it was an incredible experience. The teahouses we stayed in were comfortable and the food good. We even got fruit most nights on the trek, which as a vegetarian was very much appreciated. Having lived in the tropics and at sea level for most of my life, I struggled with the cold and the altitude so was little bit slow going up the hills… the guide and porters were fantastic, at no stage making me feel like I was holding every one up, and allowing me to travel at my own pace. The other member of the group had to be taken back to Kathmandu by helicopter early on in the trek, this was organized very quickly by Ganga and our guide was excellent at monitoring our headaches ensuring they were not serious. Our 2 porters were absolutely amazing men! When we returned to Kathmandu, we asked Ganga to organize another 7 day adventure for us to Chitwan National Park and Pokhara. Everything about this trip was well organized (in a very short time frame) and the accommodation very nice. We even had the same guide for our 2 day hike up to Australia Camp, which was really nice as we had already established a great relationship with him after EBC. Ganga, his guides and porters at Nepal Hiking Team are a fantastic organization, very professional, very friendly and very reasonably priced. I know that when I return to Nepal for my next trek (yes…although it was hard and uncomfortable at times I loved it) I would definitely do it with the fantastic Nepal Hiking Team! Thank you so much for making my 50th celebration a memorable experience.
Nicholas Wulfekuhle , 11323 Commonwealth Drive Apt. 102 North Bethesda, MD 20852 USAI booked with Nepal Hiking Team to do the 16 day Everest Base Camp trek. From the very first email that were all answered with detain information and cordial and friendly dialect, I found Nepal Hiking Team to be amazing! The pre-trek communication via e-mail was great. The correspondence with Mr. Ganga, the managing director of the agency were a pleasure to read and every query that I sent forth was answered with useful information and good resources. Kathmandu is a crazy place to arrive in, everything seems to be moving and changing all the time! I arrived at the airport at Kathmandu at 9 pm and the airport meet-and-greet by Ganga is a welcomed relief. Dropped to the front door of my Hotel, (Apsara Boutique Hotel), the start of this adventure couldn’t have gone better. The 16 day Everest Base Camp trek consisted of a day tour of certain places and sights around Kathmandu. I visited the Durbar Square, the temple near the river and the two Buddhist stupas. I highly recommend it as you will see parts of the city and the culture and way of life of the Nepalese that you do not get in the shops of Thamel. All very interesting and eye opening. I was sad to see the dilapidation of the Durbar Square due to the earthquake as well, but was happy to see that the reconstruction work were underway. Then the trek started. The walk to Everest Base Camp is perceived as many different things too many different people who have walked that trail. Adventure is just the beginning of the description of the EBC story. However, altitude sickness seemed to hit randomly, so I took Diamox to minimize the chance. My guide for the trek was Ganga Tamang. He had worked in these mountains for 16 years and the experience really showed. His easy nature and knowledge of the area made the trek an enjoyable, learning and pleasurable. And many thanks also goes to my hard working porter, Mr. Lal Kumar. The return flight to Kathmandu from Lukla, just as memorable as the flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. And again, everything just ran smoothly thanks to NHT management. It was truly a dream fulfilled by Nepal Hiking Team!
Rob and Kim , Washington DCMy husband and I have just returned from a three week trip to Nepal organized by Ganga and Ram and the crew at Nepal Hiking Team. All I can say is that the trip far exceeded any expectations we had. Ganga organized a 13 day trek to Everest Base Camp for the two of us. Our guide Arun Abiral and our porter Mr. Gokul were fabulous. Not only were they professional and took great care of us, they were really fun, nice guys. Arun was very patient with the fact that I am not the fastest hiker and was unsure of myself on some of the rocks. Mr. Gokul, our “Himalayan Tiger” (as he termed himself) knew that I was always tired by the end of the day and he made it a point after he dropped off our trekking bag to come back and take my backpack for the last hour of the walk. He also refused to let us carry anything on the acclimatization day hikes. Arun also carried fresh oranges and apples on the trek and presented us with a lovely plate of fresh fruit each evening after dinner – making us the envy of other trekkers at the teahouses each night. Arun was also open to changing our itinerary when we requested it. My husband wanted to climb Kala Pattar the afternoon we arrived in Gorak Shep to take advantage of the afternoon sun for photography and go the Base Camp the following morning – no problem. Arun made it happen. The teahouses selected by Ganga were the best that were available (which in Lobuche, isn’t saying much!). We had ensuite bathrooms wherever available and all of the teahouses had western style toilets available. My husband ended up falling on the way back down, just outside of Namche Bazaar and tore ligaments badly enough that he needed a helicopter evacuation from Namche. Arun and Mr. Gokul took my husband’s pack and helped him back into Namche. Ganga and Ram kept in touch to make sure that the arrangements for the helicopter were taken care. Ganga and Arun also were at the clinic in Kathmandu to make sure we had everything we needed. Ganga also took care of arranging extra hotel nights in Kathmandu when we arrived back early and took care of getting a refund on the unused flight from Lukla. I can recommend Nepal Hiking Team without reservation. If you have any questions, please feel free to PM me.