Healey/Andrews family , Sydney, Australia
Our family of four recently returned from 16 days Annapurna Base Camp Trekking and had a fantastic time with Nepal Hiking Team (NHT).
Everything was perfectly arranged at the outset by Ganga with itinerary changes as per our need, additional accommodation and an add on trip to Chitwan was also organized at short notice with no fuss or bother.
The trek itself ran very smoothly as our very experienced guide Paban was attentive to our needs and especially patient with the slower trekkers in our family, never making us rush or go faster than we were capable of – which gave us enough time for clicking photos. The food was yummy and plentiful, more than enough to satisfy the needs of our growing 16 year old lad! We all especially enjoyed the magnificent views of sunset from Ghorepani and sunrise from Poon Hill and then throughout the rest of that day’s trek to Tadapani. It was a huge dream come true. All accommodation changes were promptly coordinated by our guide with thoughtful consideration.
Whilst one of us rested at Chomrong, the other 3 family members continued the trek to ABC. The boys and their Dad had a brilliant 3 day trek to ABC with our guide and porters Ishor and Thakal who encouraged and interacted with our boys, 21 and 16 throughout the trek. They have some fantastic photos and memories of the ABC trek experience. The biggest highlight of the trek for us was the surprise descent of the boys and their dad from ABC to Chomrong in one day to reunite our family on the occasion of Christmas Day – the best Christmas gift ever! What a feat, especially by our porters – thanks Paban for organizing this Christmas surprise!
This was definitely one of our best and most memorable family holidays we have ever had.
We have no hesitation in recommending NHT to any future trekkers and we hope to return Nepal for more trekking adventures of our own with Nepal Hiking Team.
Jeanie Hellier , New Zealand
I am from New Zealand and I stumbled across Nepal Hiking Team while surfing the internet for my Himalayan trekking adventure. With so many agencies to choose from, I was spoiled for choice- but I decided to go with Nepal Hiking Team because they simply stood out with excellent reviews and a 100% customer care satisfaction. To me, that was quite impressive and I do not regret my decision. Based on other positive reviews, I already had a high expectation from them- and each and every expectation I had were simply met with such grandiosity that the company really deserves all of the praises it gets.
NHT made me have a wonderful experience right from the start. Mr. Ganga was very quick and prompt in his email responses and was happy to respond to the silliest of my inquiries; a very patient man with excellent customer service focus. For Nepal Hiking Team, their customers come first and they will be ready to go to lengths to make sure their customers safe and well looked after.
They employ an amazing group of guides and porters. I did the Everest Base Camp Trek accompanied by my guide Paban, who made sure that I had a wonderful time. A soft spoken and polite person, Paban has the maturity to take the responsibility of his customers in the mountains. Throughout my trek, Paban was in the front and my Porter was at the back. They made sure I never slipped or took a wrong step. They don’t push you, and give you all the freedom you want in the mountains, taking as many rest and photo stops as you want. Paban took take care of me in every lodge, even bringing me hot water bowl in the mornings so that I could wash my face and teeth. Believe me, it is so cold up there that without that bowl of hot water I would be feeling pretty low throughout the day! It was these acts of care and concern that really made the trip wonderful and amazing.
Overall, I can vouch for Nepal Hiking Team and their guides and porters. I think their customer focus makes them stand apart. Even when things go wrong, like flight cancellations or weather delays, or your sickness, they don’t complain and put the priority of their customers first. It was the beautiful care that I was shown that has won my heart over by the company. It was such a treat to be with them and to experience the beauty of the majestic Himalayas with a helpful and cheerful guide who made sure that I was alright at each and every step of the way. Mr. Ganga and Mr. Balaram were also just a phone call away in the office at Kathmandu, giving me the reassurance that everything was going to be alright and that I was in good hands. Thank You Nepal Hiking Team for such a beautiful time in the Everest Mountains, and for showing such a good customer care that all of the praises that are poured upon you are candidly well-deserving.
Valmond Edmonds , Leeds, United Kingdom
I have always wanted to trek in the Nepal Mountains as long as I can remember, and I finally got around to doing it with Nepal Hiking Team! Let me just start off by saying that it was definitely worth every penny, as I had the best time of my life!
Because I only had two weeks of holiday to fit my trip, I decided to call in the help of Nepal Hiking Team- who were recommended by a friend who arranged trekking through the agency on many occasions. I can honestly say that without the agency’s staff and team member’s professionalism, knowledge, resources and patience, the trip would not have happened.
Mr Ganga and Mr. Balaram of Nepal Hiking Team agency recommended the route, arranged the permits, booked my accommodation and domestic flights, employed the guide and porter, recommended fitness training, advised what to pack and answered all of my numerous questions by email, long before my flight departed. Mr. Ganga even met me in the madness of the Kathmandu airport and safely navigated through the crowds and the traffic to the lovely little hotel- the Apsara Boutique.
And then I was off to Pokhara, escorted to the airport once again by Mr. Ganga and my guide- Arun. Mr Ganga even thoughtfully booked my seat on the right side of the plane, so that I could see the mountains from the air. I will never forget my excitement at the first glimpse of those magnificent mountains! Nepal Hiking Team’s flexibility is among the best services that were offered to me.
No words or photos can describe the trekking to Annapurna Base Camp and back. It was awesome, it was incredibly hard, and it was mind-blowingly beautiful. The trek was amazing and I loved the slippery slopes coming down from Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The natural pools of the Jhinu hot springs were also my most memorable part of the journey. Through all of this, my guide Arun guarded me with his amazing knowledge and understanding, never-ending patience and wonderful sense of humor. I can recommend Nepal Hiking Team without any hesitation to anyone who ever entertains the thought of visiting Nepal.
Antti Sakari Lehtelae , Heino kasken katu 5 B 15 00180 Helsinki Finland
I travelled with Nepal Hiking Team for the gorgeous Annapurna Base Camp Trek on March and it was one of the best trips that I did with my friends! I knew that I had selected the right travel agency as the correspondence with Mr. Ganga and Mr. Balaram right from the start was a smooth and information-rich communication where all of my queries were promptly answered. I was impressed with their services from the very beginning, as their ideas helped me and my friends arrange the trip in a very well-organized and trouble-free manner. Then as the day we arrived at Nepal, we were greeted by Mr. Ganga himself who welcomed us with flower garlands. We met our guide Bhatta as well, who helped us get to the Hotel in Kathmandu.
The whole trip was filled with unforgettable experiences, as from the very beginning- the trek was filled with our guide helping us achieve the ultimate level of care and comfort. Bhatta and the porters who were with us were always glad to be of help at all times. It was so impressive to see our porters carrying heavy loads uphill without complaints or stopping- it was a humbling experience for us and we implore all future travelers to Nepal to hire local porters and to tip them generously for their hard work. Likewise, Bhatta himself was also extremely helpful to us- it was because of him that our journey became even more amusing and delightful. He would always spout ideas and information about the small chortens and gumbas we passed, along with the village and the culture of the people. He arranged the guesthouses and the meals for us without us having to bear any hassles.
The Himalayan views were just the most thrilling part of the trip; the first view of the Machhapuchhre Himal from Pokhara was the hammer to the nail that the trip was going to be a grand adventure! To sum the conclusion in short- Nepal Hiking Team really is the best travel agency operating in the country, and we had one of our best times in Nepal thanks to the care of the agency and its team. We got to experience the beauty of the Annapurna because of them in a very wholesome manner without any sort of problems. It was an amazing adventure that we would like to recommend to everyone who wishes to visit Nepal any time soon. Thank You Nepal Hiking Team!
Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team
As a solo female traveler, I recently did the beautiful Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team. I chose NHT once again for my trip to Nepal this year as I was immensely impressed with the services I got when I trekked with them last year as well for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The natural scenery of the Annapurna Trek was one of the things among others that really caught my attention during the journey. The variety of the trail that I walked upon with my guide was also an impressive feature that made the journey a rich and enlightening experience for me. During the first few days, I found myself trekking through lush forests with narrow brooks cutting across the land while the next- I would be going uphill and downwards along mountain trails with the rice-fields and terrace farms serving as the amazing backdrop. Furthermore, the gorgeous Annapurna mountain ranges with mountain peaks like the Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli among others were almost always in sight throughout my journey. They were inspiring and totally worth the journey! When I reached Base Camp, nothing really prepared me for the stunning 360-degree landscape that the Annapurna Sanctuary offered. I honestly think it beats Everest Base Camp in the ‘most beautiful landscape’ category! In my opinion, the ABC trek is easily one of the most picturesque treks and you will certainly end up taking loads of photos as I did! My guide was just the most amazing travel companion- he was kind and patient with me and made me feel safe and secure. Although, I do admit, the rocky terrain was quite challenging and hard on the knees, helped me take it easy on the steep ascent from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri. But despite that, it was definitely one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my lifetime, and I’m really grateful to Nepal Hiking Team for organizing this trip for me. Mr. Balaram arranged all my trek logistics beautifully, and I was in constant contact with the office, just a phone call away if any problems arose. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team was without a doubt- a spectacular trek–one that I will always recommend to those who want to do a hike up in the Himalayas for the first time.
Martin Van Lonkhuijzen , Netherlands
My wife and I cannot thank enough the team and members of Nepal Hiking Team for one of the best treks and fun times we had! From the first contact till the last farewell at the airport, everything was just so comfortable and amazing. The manager of the agency- Mr. Ganga, was precise and fast with the services, and great at solving any problems on the spot. He was always in contact with us throughout the trip, and made everything so easy by sharing lots of ideas. But the most praise that the agency deserves is on the aspect when my wife got sick during trekking. Mr. Ganga and our guide- Gokarna, acted fast and showed proper care and attention. They arranged a helicopter pick up, which arrived fast, and when my wife and I arrived in Kathmandu- Mr. Ganga was there waiting with the ambulance to take her to the hospital. It is my belief that only once you get sick and need help, that is the time you learn weather or not you are with a good travel agency or not, and surely we had the very best!
Furthermore, the whole Manaslu Trek (beside my wife getting sick), was just as fantastic and lovely- thanks to our trusted guide Gokarna and the porters that we had. Gokarna was extremely helpful and made sure that we were comfortable all along the way at all times. Our porters were also simply the best- always smiling and cheery and happy to be there with us. Gokarna as well as the guide were really the ones who added a touch of homeliness to the trip, and made us feel like we made the right choice going with Nepal Hiking Team. It was a great and unforgettable trip that I would definitely recommend and go with again myself in the future. The attentiveness and the care that we were shown and the services we received were nothing short of the best!
Nepal Hiking Team is a company that really shows their care and concern for the customers in the services that they provide and the treatment of the customers like family rather than just paying tenants. My experience with them was a heartfelt experience and both me and my wife are thankful to everyone at the company for making us really enjoy our stay and for giving us the help when my wife got sick. All in all, Nepal Hiking Team is the #1 Travel Agency in Nepal
Jad Saad Husayni , United States
When 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 , USA
I 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 , Canada
I 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, Australia
Navigating 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.