Gabrielle , Australia
A family trip was organized to the Everest Base Camp, a long-awaited adventure that was on our list for the longest time. We had wanted to organize the trip a year ago, but circumstances prevented us from doing so. Nevertheless, we finally did the trek this year and are ever so happy about it. With seven in our group, we had members ranging from 20 to 50 years old. Our guide was considerate and hiked with all of us while arranging the pacing. Logistically, everything went very smoothly. On our first day we were given a great tour of Kathmandu and also a briefing to pick up our gear and help on re-packing.
Nepal Hiking Team had reservations made for the Lukla flight early in the morning and off we all went for the trek the next day. Staying at the lodges and guesthouses the higher up we went, we had the view of the mountains right from our windows! Our guide was always able and willing to make changes for us and overall, I feel like we stayed in the best available places.
The itinerary of our trek was very reasonable and had enough acclimatization days to fit into the schedule. We spent two nights at Namche and Dingboche as well and had good tours of the villages. Our guide and our porters were very open and willing to help accommodate us in any way they could. Overall, the trek was beautiful and had many great and splendid moments. We are grateful to Nepal Hiking Team and their efforts. Arranging one of the best trips for our family, Nepal Hiking Team played a big part in making sure that we had a good time, and we most certainly had a grand old time in the mountains of the country with great people and beautiful landscape!
Jennifer Silva , Canada
For our 12–year anniversary, I and my wife did the Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team. A top–notch agency, Nepal Hiking Team was probably the best decision. With their spick–and–span record with reviews and happy customers, we were certain that we would not be disappointed. Beginning the trek, our conjecture was concreted as we were accompanied by one of the best people we had the pleasure of coming across– our guide, Bhim Adhikari.
Adjusting the pace of the trek to match ours, carrying our bags, and making sure the accommodations were right and the food was good, Bhim was the one who carried all of the responsibility of the trek on his shoulders and succeeded marvelously. We had no worries nor any complaints. We were contending with our situation and happy that we were spending our time in one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
The fact of the matter was that our team of guide and our porter, a 24–year–old Sherpa named Dorje, were the best people who certainly earned their share of the profit. We were treated with warmth and friendliness everywhere, making our trip thousand times more beautiful. The monastery at Tengboche, the view of the mountains while on the trail, the gorgeous landscape, and the courteous people throughout the trek were all utterly spectacular and amazing. We are thankful to Nepal Hiking Team and would definitely be using their company again for the next Nepal visit!
Astrid Reilly , Singapore
Nepal Hiking Team is the best travel agencies that I had the fortune of being accompanied by. Everyone at the agency was kind and professional and I had a really good time doing the Everest Base Camp Trek. Arun was my guide and he was always amazing. He took care of all of my needs and made sure that I was comfortable. The breakfast, lunch and dinner that I was provided were all appetizing and content. It was the best trekking experience that I had and I would give Nepal Hiking Team two thumbs up!
Ashley Rowe , Australia
It was always my dream to be close to Mount Everest at some point in my life and being the enthusiastic trekker that I am, I finally had the opportunity to do so with Nepal Hiking Team! I couldn’t have chosen a better travel agency for my endeavor! First of all, let me start by saying that from the very first e-mail, I was made assured that I was in good hands. Mr. Ganga never missed any opportunity to inform me about my queries and answered all of my questions immediately and fast. Then when I arrived at the airport, I was greeted with a warm welcome and flower garlands by my soon-to-be guide for the trip, Arjun. He truly is a friendly guide who made me feel comfortable immediately.
We had a very good run-in throughout the trip, he always showed great enthusiasm that matched my own and his energy was palpable! Aside from the friendly demeanor, Arjun was also extremely professional and showed the signs that he had done this thousands of time before. He never missed any beat when it came to my well-being and concern. If there was anything that I wanted, Arjun arranged it for me in a heartbeat! Back at the office as well, I was always getting calls from Mr. Ganga asking about my trip and if everything was going fine or not.
Nepal Hiking Team is an agency that really cares about their customers and that was what made me so grateful for my experience with them. Not only did I fulfill my lifelong dream about being close to Everest, but I was lucky enough to choose the best agency as well. It was a parenting that truly was serendipitous! Nepal Hiking Team fully has my recommendation and I cannot emphasize enough how much I am grateful for NHT! It was an experience that will forever be engraved in my mind and bring a smile to my face whenever I remember back on it! Thank You Nepal Hiking Team, Arjun, Mr. Ganga and the whole staff for a beautiful experience!
Tanya Henderson , Australia
My husband and I did Annapurna and Everest Base Camp Treks Nepal Hiking Team. Ganga and his team members went out of their way to ensure we had a smooth and enjoyable trip and provided professional and excellent services (airport pickups, provision of city and mountain maps, goose-down trekking gear, relevant and useful advice, driver services, etc.).
We had regular contact with management throughout our time in Nepal (before, during and after trekking) and we always felt like we were in capable hands! We were even taken out for dinner and presented with EBC completion certificates upon arriving back in Kathmandu after trekking.
Our guide, Raj, was absolutely outstanding!! Not only was he great fun but he was also knowledgeable, kind and honest (this is very important as not all companies provide reliable guides – many will try to make a quick buck off tourists in the mountains whenever they can!) Our trek to Everest base Camp was incredible but the experience was made even better by having such a superb guide with us. Thoroughly recommend this company and requesting Raj if you can!
Everest Base Camp Trek in November 2012.
Casey Vollbrecht , United States
My husband and I did the amazing short Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team just recently, and we have nothing but good things to say about our wonderful experience. Let me start off with how wonderful our guide Bal Kumar was, along with our trusted porter Raju. From making sure that we were comfortable and capable-to-continue to pre-arranging the accommodations and the food- Bal Kumar was there at every step of the way. He hiked with us throughout the journey, and aside from having his company, we were also very lucky because Bal Kumar shared his stories about the culture and traditions of the villages and the mountains as we made our way. It added a lot of authentic feeling to the journey, which we are really grateful for.
At every moment, Bal Kumar was asking us if we were okey and his experience in the field also really showed as he would arrange for the services without us having to enquire about them first. We were also just a phone call away from the main office of the company and with Mr. Ganga and Mr. Balaram should we have had any problems. I did feel a little altitude sickness when we were at Namche Bazaar, but Bal Kumar made sure that I had enough rest and proper medicine before continuing. He was completely fine, hiking with us in our own pacing and not making us rush forward. Because of this, we were able to really enjoy our trip without hassles.
I am very grateful to Nepal Hiking Team for arranging this trip as we could not have asked for a more convenient and comfortable journey to the Himalayas! Nepal Hiking Team really takes care of their customers and we were so glad to be under the care of such nice and wonderful people. Thank You NHT for a beautiful trip! We will be sure to go with Nepal Hiking Team again if we ever visit Nepal in the future once more!
Priti and Anupam Rastogi , United States
Simply finished our Everest Base Camp trek thus happy we went with NHT! They are the best. Directly from an opportunity to join with them and asking myraid of inquiries, Ganga and group were tolerant. The one thing that stands apart with NHT is their flexibility. We had a modified trek and during the climb we made requests to transform it and they happily obliged-no inquiries posed! I am certain it takes some work to reschedule all the pre arrangements at the tea houses uniquely during the on season. Ganga additionally organized us to fly to KTM from Lukla to spare us time when we were booked to fly out of Ramechhap.
Our guide Prakash was amicable and quiet. He never pushed us to go quick. He even recommended an adjustment in our agenda which drove us to the excellent Sherpa town of Khumjung – it isn’t on the typical EBC course. Much appreciated Prakash and Sagar!! Sagar was so dedicated and what an incredible vocalist! He engaged us when my spirits were low from climbing 9 days in a row. That was extremely sweet. Another significant notice would likewise be that our guide Prakash never pushed us to take any meds, he rather debilitated us and luckily we didn’t require we did fine without Diamox and he would simply screen our oxygen levels. During and before the trek we had gotten information from different people that the guide would request that they take medications (these are not NHT guides). I would profoundly suggest NHT and we will certainly request them to book our next Nepal experience when it happens!!
Meredith Thurstans , Australia
We had an absolutely wonderful experience with Nepal Hiking Team. They were very professional and helpful from the first email enquiry sent to them. Every question we had was answered promptly and courteously.
We missed our connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur through to Kathmandu, and were delayed by a full day. Ganga and his team rescheduled our trip without any problem to us at all. They were amazing. Every time we ended a trek we were met by Ganga, regardless of the time of day.
The guide we had for our Kathmandu tour, was extremely knowledgeable and informative and there were certainly a lot of interesting things to see and do in Kathmandu.
We then proceeded on our Manaslu Circuit Trek with our guide Bim and our 3 porters. I can’t recommend Nepal Hiking Team highly enough. The guides and porters were informative, helpful, observant, and fun as well. The trek was definitely an experience of a lifetime; I would highly recommend it. The Larkya La Pass was at times strenuous, but Bim and our porters made sure that we were safe, had no altitude sickness and we were able to complete this challenging feat.
After our Manaslu Circuit trek, we spent a day traveling back to Kathmandu and then headed off to our Everest Panorama Trek. Once again, Bim our guide accompanied us, we certainly could not have negotiated our way through the ticketing and confusion of Kathmandu airport and upon our arrival we were greeted by our new porters. Our trek in the Everest region was wonderful, although more touristy than Manaslu.
The efforts of our guide and porters were definitely appreciated, they certainly helped in every way that they could, even helping us sterilize water through a mechanical filter. They were very flexible with our accommodation and every request however small was accommodated with a smile. Our guide was an experienced trekker, had a really great sense of humor, and an in depth knowledge of the areas that we were trekking in.
Nepal Hiking Team come with my very highest recommendation.
Terry Tran-Nguyen , Australia
Nepal has always held a fascination for me. So when I decided that I wanted to attempt the EBC trek, I began looking around for a company to provide me with what I needed. I found Nepal Hiking Team on Google and off I went.
Even amongst the Nepalese, who are naturally very friendly and hosting, the NH team are standouts. From the second I walked out of the airport to the instant I left, they were absolutely perfect. They picked me up, kept me informed, and hosted me perfectly.
I was provided with a tour guide, Anuz, by the company who gave me a fantastic tour of the city. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely good company. As I was by myself, I appreciated the patience he displayed and his natural manner.
On the morning of the trek I was picked up by Mr. Ganga, who made sure that I got on my flight to Lukla! In an airport where there can be chaos at very crucial times, he absolutely did everything to ensure that I got on that flight. That was definitely a moment where I was pleased that I chose this company.
My guide, Raj was an absolutely perfect guide. He was great company, very knowledgeable, and above all, an EXCELLENT guide. He took care of me, walked at my pace, assisted me with everything from advice to camerawork, and made sure that I was fed and looked after at all the lodges we stayed at. A guide in Nepal is more than a guide. They are your waiter, companion, advisor and friend. And Raj was all of these things and more. Make sure that you ask for him!
Ganga and his team are an incredible bunch of people and very good at what they do. When you are trekking or travelling in the Himalayan Mountains, it is crucial that you have experience behind you. Also, the value I got for my money was well beyond expectation. In fact, I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them as the first choice, or using them again myself.