A beautiful adventure in the mountains
It was my third time visiting Nepal, on early March of 2017. This time, I was with my brother. Nepal Hiking Team was suggested to us by a friend who had done trekking with the agency before, so we went with the suggestion and booked the Everest Base Camp Trek with them. The positive thing about NHT was that they were very timely and punctual with the mails and information. My queries were answered and any information that I wanted was provided with gusto. Upon arrival in Nepal, me and my brother were welcomed at the airport with flower garlands and silk scarves. I think that was kind and it brought us a feeling of warmth. We had a certain level of expectation from the agency regarding the services and our expectations were met above and beyond. When the guide introduced himself to us, we knew that we were in good hands. Arun, our guide, was trustworthy and reliable. His company was welcoming and made us feel secure. The trekking journey itself was amazing. Walking through the mountains with my brother was an experience that I really cherish. Waiting around on the small tea-house at Namche for our tea, and then sitting at the tables with the million dollar view of Mount Everest right across the crevasse at the Everest View Hotel was a spectacular moment. The town of Namche tucked away so snugly against the side of the mountain seen from the Syangboche Airport made the whole journey an adventure that is certainly not found anywhere else on the planet. The charm of the Nepali people, their warm hospitality, the country’s unique culture and tradition and the display of the country’s mountainous beauty is more than enough to garner a visit and we are glad that we did the trek with Nepal Hiking Team. The beauty of the place aside, the services that we got with the agency, like the arrangement of the trek, the customized itinerary, the guesthouse accommodation, the food and the porter and guide services, everything was organized and done with the utmost care and brilliance. We had communication access to Mr. Ganga at all times back at the office for any changes or re-scheduling of the trip, but luckily, we did not have to re-arrange it. While trekking, we had the pleasure of meeting many other trekkers too. The Everest Base Camp Trek was a brilliantly organized success and we are glad that we decided to go ahead with Nepal Hiking Team. Truly, we could not have expected more and we were immensely satisfied and happy with what we got and the care we were given. We were reassured and encouraged. The beauty of the place was in full effect and we felt extremely lucky to have such an adventure with the best people. Our gratitude and thanks goes to Nepal Hiking Team.
A beautiful trek that tops all the rest
It has always been my dream to go to the Himalayas. For a long time, I have had this desire and was working very hard to achieve this dream of mine. On the beginning of April of this year, I finally had enough to make a trip to Nepal and see the mountains for myself. Browsing through many agencies on the internet, I was drawn to Nepal Hiking Team, mainly because of their neat website. When I first consulted Nepal Hiking Team for a trip, I was responded to immediately by Mr. Ganga- the managing director. My plan was to travel to Nepal with my husband and just get as much of an authentic mountainous trip as we could on the 2 weeks’ time we had. The Everest Base Camp Trek was suggested to us, and when we were provided with the information on the itinerary and the price and such, we were satisfied with what we were getting. The price of the Everest Base Camp Trek was also suitable for the services that we were going to be provided with. On the initial time of the trek, information and queries were answered back and forth via prompt e-mails and my husband and I were able to make arrangements accordingly. It was decided that we would be getting complimentary sleeping bags and Down Jackets from the agency when we arrived, which I think is a good deal. Finally, at the end of the first week of April, we arrived at the Kathmandu Airport and met up with our guide, Ram Hari Adhikari- who was kind and smiling. The first day was spent touring Kathmandu valley, with sites that consisted of important Hindu temples and Buddhist stupas. Our guide was understandable and patient. His explanation of the sites and knowledge about the lore of the temples were fascinating to listen to. In the evening, we even got a bit of a time to ourselves and we roamed around Thamel and had a Nepali meal at a hole-in-the-wall Traven on a small narrow street. Ram Hari also helped us with the re-packing of our bags for the trek. The next day, the official trekking day started with an early morning flight to Lukla.
I feel like there’s so much to say but at the same time, no matter how much I write the words, they would not be enough. When the airplane landed at the Lukla airport, my heart was already beating uncontrollably. The fact that the airport was located at the edge of a cliff and was surrounded with beautiful hills did little to calm my rapidly beating heart. My husband shared my palpable sentiment. We could not stop smiling! In a way, we were also lucky as we were told that Lukla flights tend to get cancelled at times. This was a worry for us as we did not have time to spare that went further than the 2 weeks we had scheduled. Ram Hari reassured us that April was a good month for trekking and that we might actually get beautiful weather with no delays. I was crossing my finger and holding on to our guide for this! The trek then started and the rest of our days were spent walking on thinly laid trails that looked like they had been trampled on for years. Considering how famous the Everest Base Camp Trek is, they probably had been. It was surreal to just have the view of the White Mountains in the distance in front of us while we were trekking. I say it was surreal because such a sight is never seen on the busy city where the skyline is nothing but tall buildings, but during the trek- the terrain was a massive influence on our experience. The snow on the trees and thick velvets of white carpet on either side of the trail seemed to me like a totally different world. I suppose the accommodations that we were provided during the trek- the lodges and the guesthouses, were satisfactory for what they were and for the purpose they served. We were glad that the food was also vegetarian. Ram Hari’s concern for us during the trek was also felt. Not to mention- our porter, Namjin, who we are extremely grateful for. His hard work on the mountain trail, carrying our bag pack and arriving on the accommodation before us, really had us feeling a great deal of gratitude for him.
When we finally arrived at the base camp, it was like something inside me was lifted. I felt light and was floating. The beautiful surrounding of the base camp with Everest right up ahead was just such a foreign idea to myself that I could not grasp that the situation that time was even real. After trekking for days, often with a bit of a difficulty and on trails that was sometimes demanding, arriving on the base camp was just a moment of total elation. I hugged my husband and Ram Hari took pictures for us.
Nepal Hiking Team truly is the best travel agency. Not only were they very prompt from the very beginning, the team who were involved with us were kind, considerate and were very professional. We had no problems at all during the trek. Our guide was hard-working, our porter even more so. I would like to thank Nepal Hiking Team for playing a good part in the completion of my dream. My trek was pleasant and full of such wonderful sights and beautiful mountain views that the memories of it will forever be in my mind. It was a time that I’m sure I will be talking about to people for many years to come. And for that, my recommendation is definitely with the Nepal Hiking Team agency. Thank You to Ram Hari, Namjin, Mr. Ganga and Mr. Balaram and everyone else who were involved with making this trek into a successful endeavor. Nepal Hiking Team is truly the best!
First time to go trekking in Nepal. All the staff, including the manager, tour guide, porter and driver are very professional and nice. Even though we went there during off season, we can still enjoy the trekking which is unbelievable!
During the trekking, the tour guide, Paban, is very informative and tailor made the whole trekking by your own health condition. He is very kind and taking care of us all the time. Some fruit even will be served on the mountain. We have also learnt an very interesting Nepali card game which is unforgettable.
The porter, Keshab, is also a surprise! He is an extremely cheerful young man which helps you know more the Nepali culture. Usually some porters will not wait for you and smoke a lot but ours won’t!
The location of the hotel is prefect which is at the heart of Thamel. All the transportation is convenient and comfortable. We also enjoy a very attractive discount. 😄
I love Nepal Hiking Team and I will definitely recommend it to my friends.
Amazing trip to Mardi Himala in May
The Mardi Himal was supposed to be an off-the-beaten-paths trek and because of this, our preference for it was heightened. We were looking for a trek that wasn’t that crowded with other trekkers and the fact that Mardi Himal happened to be an out-the-way trek proved how much of a difference a crowd can make in a journey. We loved the trek very much and have nothing but positive words to say about our experience. The small villages and the views of the mountains I the distance really made the trip into a beautiful vacation for us.
Moreover, the team that we were provided with, including our guide and our porter were amazingly helpful and always there for us. Our guide’s knowledge and expertise in the field was something that really shone throughout the trek. He was always on the lookout for us and his care with our journey made us feel at ease. The prompt responses and helpful insight about the trek at the very beginning of the trek was also helpful to us in our preparation. When we arrived, we were greeted very cordially by the guide and our services throughout the trek were also satisfactory. The villages and the small houses in the outskirts of the valley with the sights of the mountains and the green landscape is something that is sure to be with us for a long time to come.
Thank you Nepal Hiking Team for your care and for arranging and catering to our needs throughout the journey! We loved and cherished every moment there with you!
A Spectacular Trek with Family
I did the Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team with my family on the December of last year. I know I am about half a year late in doing a proper review of the trek but with the experience I had, I figured I might as express my thoughts on it. It was, without any room for hesitation, one of the best treks that I and my family had the pleasure of experiencing. From the very initial moments of mere e-mails, Nepal Hiking Team showed that they were at the top of their niche. With a friendly and fast replies to all of the mail, we were able to get a good sense of what we were getting ourselves into. Than as the time finally came for us to go to Nepal we were greeted at the airport with the hospitality and welcome that Nepalese people are known for. With flower garlands and silk scarves, we were taken to our hotel room in Thamel, one of the most colorful and lively street we had the fortune of seeing. Finally, as the trek started, we were taken good care of throughout. From the services like accommodations, the transportation and the meals to the demeanor of the guide and the porters who accompanied us, we were made to feel comfortable and well-taken care of.
The sights of the mountains throughout the trek were amazing. Luckily, the weather was nice throughout the trek and the views of the landscape was amazing and quite surreal. This mixed with the fact that we had the chance of exploring and visiting the monastery at Tengboche and the small mani-stone walls scattered throughout the land made the trek exotic for us. Experiencing the culture and the rituals of the Nepali people of the Himalayas and then finally trekking to the base camp of Everest was a dream come true for my family. Then as we hiked to Gorekshep and then to Kalapathar, the views of Mount Everest as well as other peaks like the Ama Dablam and the Lhotse were just spectacular!
I am glad that we went with Nepal Hiking Team for our trek. It was well-managed and the arrangements were splendid. We were very comfortable throughout and had no complains about it. The memories of the trek are still fresh in my mind and my children still talk about Nepal with fond memories. Thank You Nepal Hiking Team for this arrangement and for making it a very good one.
A wondrous Trek
Recommended to us by our friend who had trekked with NHT before, we were left with no room for disappointments through our trek to the Everest Base Camp. A well-organized trek, it was a vacation well-spent. Our welcome at the airport by Ganga, the managing director of the agency, was a nice surprising touch that concreted the company’s promises of amazing treks. Although the weather was overcast for most of the trip, we still managed to get lovely views of the mountains. We were always walking on trails that had great natural sights for us. The sight of the far-away villages up front when we were walking from Phakding to Namche was quite the epiphany. Our guide Paban was pretty apt at his job as well- his friendly nature was easy to be around and throughout the trek, we distinctly got the feeling of his concern over us. Little gestures like waiting for us to catch up during the trek, making sure our meals were satisfactory and his general sense of helpfulness gave our trek a special touch of polite hospitality. We cannot emphasize enough about our overall satisfaction of the trek, it was everything we had hoped it would be. A truly wondrous Trek in a beautiful country with trustworthy people whose genuine care and concern shone out.
One of the best highlights of the trek would have to be the hike to Kalapatthar. Once we reached the vantage point, there was no stopping the overwhelming feeling of grandiosity while the views of Mount Everest loomed like a titan in front of us.
For this experience, we would like to give our gratitude to Nepal Hiking Team. Their immaculate arrangements were exemplary. Thank You everyone at the agency- for a flawless and beautiful trek in Everest we cherish very much.
Brilliant trip with NHT
Me and my son trekked the Everest Base Camp Trek in April with Nepal Hiking Team quite recently. This was my son’s first trekking experience and mine was second as I had the pleasure of doing the Annapurna trek a few years ago. We must say that the entire trip went trouble-free. The arrangement of the trek, from the very first moment of our arriving at the airport till the very last departure, was planned and arranged with precision. Of course nothing less to be expected from Nepal Hiking Team with their professional guide and outstanding services. Our guide, Arun, was such a pleasure to be around. His entire demeanor was that of a professional guide but with a brilliant sense of humor. It was very charming to see little children run up to us while on the trek, especially at Namche, asking for sweets and chocolates. There is something very endearing about the simplicity of the trek. The weather thankfully, was good the entire trek. Arun was considerate enough to wait around and adjusted the pace with my son and me. The smallest needs were met with good services. Our Sherpa as well, Dorje, was an energetic person who provided us good company. Overall, it was a beautiful trek with good services and an experience filled with laughs and pleasant memories. For this, Nepal Hiking Team deserves praise.
Amazing trip to Everest Base camp, Chola Pass and Gokyo Lakes
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.
Excellent service from start to finish….!! Strongly Recommend Nepal Hiking Team
If you are wishing to visit Nepal and do some trekking, sightseeing or some other adventure, I’d say there is likely not many better companies to go with in Nepal. From the very first contact with them, Nepal Hiking Team and their Manager, Ganga, was prompt in his replies and provided all the necessary information. Ganga then advised on the best trip for us bearing in mind our time frames and what we wanted and then happily tailored a trip to suit us. On arrival, everything went absolutely smoothly from airport pick up to airport drop off and everything in between. The hotels and lodges we stayed in were very good and we always seemed to get preferential treatment from the owners maybe because we were from Nepal Hiking Team! The guide, Raj, was superb and made the trek even better than it was. Nothing was too much trouble for him. They even went to the efforts of organizing a surprise birthday cake when we were trekking for my wife when we finished one day in a Lodge. Also, when we stayed in Kathmandu after our trek, they very kindly offered to help us find some suitable accommodation at a discounted price they can get from the hotels. So in short, I’d have no hesitation in strongly recommending Nepal Hiking Team to anyone – you wont be disappointed. In terms of the trek we done, we tailored it slightly and omitted the Kathmandu sightseeing and in doing so, got a cheaper price. The trek was just about right for us and allowed time each day to relax in the lodge and small village we stayed in. On some days, we had the chance to get to know the local family. The trip is suitable for all ages who would likely go trekking with ample time to relax and spend some time in each location. Rebecca and Paul