David F Brittle , 1021 Gutierrez Place El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
I have one word to sum up my experience with Nepal Hiking Team: WOW! Just WOW!
The front office at Nepal Hiking Team was excellent. Their timely updates and reasonable options they offered help me find the right trek. They were concerned that I have the best of the experiences from the very beginning.
The moment I walked out of the airport, I knew I was in good hands the whole time. I was met by smiling Ganga- the founding manager himself! I was comfortably taken to the hotel. I spent the next day touring the city with NHT. When the trek started, I felt safer than ever. I could see how my guide prioritized my safety at all times. So did my porter. They provided insight into the trek; stayed with us the whole time, shared funny stories, kept us upbeat, and ensured we were safe and happy. I couldn’t
Margarita Padilla , Flat 3 Moscow Mansions 224 Cromwell Road London SW50SP UK
I have two nicknames for Nepal Hiking Team: 1. The “No Problem” team: 2. The “Can Do” team. They made Everest Base Camp Trek a “can do” with “no problem” for our pair of two elderly ladies.
We did the Everest Base Camp Trek in April 2019. From the very first email till the end of our trip, nothing was too big or too small for Mr. Ganga Raj Thapa – the founding manager. He kept a perfect balance in giving a 100% attention to our safety and comfort. Our emails- each one of them were answered in less than 24 hours. Do you even sleep Mr Ganga?
NHT took great care of our interests and comfort by making a customary itinerary not just before the trek but during the trek as well. Concerned about the long trek up to Namche on Day 2? No problem. We can modify the itinerary to hike further on Day 1 so you have more time for that climb into Namche. Want to hike Kalapattar in the afternoon instead of the morning? Again, no problem in switching the days around. The most impressive “can do” and “no problem” was the helicopter flight Mr. Ganga from Gorakshep that Mr. Ganga arranged for us during our descend. Not of it was pre planned yet, he would make it look like slicing a block of butter!
A special five star shout out goes to our guide, Bhim and our porter Raj. To us, Bhim was the extention of Mr. Ganga. We were his sole concern and preoccupation during the trip. There was never a doubt in his mind that we would reach the base camp. It must be his confidence and encouragement that took us to the base camp. No one was prouder (and more relieved) to see these two older ladies reach their goal. Thank you, Bhim and Raj for being our cheer leaders.
The logistics and preparations from NHT were accurate and meticulous. From airport pick-up to the final farewell, NHT went way beyond their limits to make our trip successful. They even went out to upgrade the accommodation as per our ease. Thanks a lot NHT; we had a trip of a lifetime!
We’d definitely recommend NHT without a second thought.
Kate Renee Sciacca , 105 Charles Street #3, Boston MA 02114 USA
The Langtang valley Trek is one of the most relaxed and amazing trekking journeys in Nepal. I was lucky enough to be in the company of Nepal Hiking Team when I did the trek, and their organization of my trip to the valley of Langtang was filled with a very smooth and problem-free experience. From the first pick-up at the airport till the end of the trip, I was greeted and subjected to the best services that I could have asked for. My guide was very professional and concise, his experience in trekking and handling the customers and the people while trekking really shone through. My porter was also the most hard-working and diligent person that carried the heavy bags from one location to the next without delay. I was accommodated at comfortable guesthouses and the meals that I was given were also fine. The villages around the valley were the most beautiful and I liked hiking through them. I was lucky enough to have clear views of the mountain as well. It was a wonderful trek and one that I immensely enjoyed. I loved every moment of the trek and I really recommend everyone to go with Nepal Hiking Team because of their genuine care and concern for their customers. Also, Langtang Valley Trek is also recommended because it is a very beautiful and easy trekking journey with some very beautiful mountains and sceneries. Thank You Nepal Hiking Team for a beautiful experience in Nepal!
Jason Davey and Sarah Fellew , 14/26-30 Huxtable Ave Lane cove NSW 2066
Trekking to Everest base Camp seemed like a formidable task at first for me. But, since I decided that I really needed to put some flavor into my life, I decided to do the trekking journey pretty much on a whip! I decided upon Nepal Hiking Team from various recommendations, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed! I decided upon Everest because I thought it would be a good first time to start off on the trek, and then decide upon other additional treks later on, based on how I was liking it. I loved! Nepal Hiking Team decided upon the customization of the itinerary, and re-scheduled the days for me, and made everything for me easier. The trek was just so good, it was done on such a professional level, and it’s just great! I think my absolute favorite part of the trek was hiking to the base camp itself, and then the vantage point on Kalapatthar, I took lots of amazing photography and I had within my viewfinder the most amazing vies of the mountains! Everest, when you come up to it for the first time, is just astonishing. I live in a pretty flat surfaced area where I live, there isn’t much rigger on the terrain, and the sheer amount of ups and downs during the trek was a surprise and a nice little additional fun for me on the trip. The park was amazing; the atmosphere of the national park was very nice and peaceful. The trekking trails were easy, and the villages and the people on the trail were all very helpful. I enjoyed my stay at quaint little tea houses and trudging through the villages was also very refreshing from all the city life. The country side there is so different, it just opens up like turning a page, one second I was travelling through the busy city of Kathmandu, and the next, it was like I was off to some remote isolated in-the-middle-of-nowhere place (which, come to think of it, is somewhat is exactly that), and the whole experience was very good. I really enjoyed my short time there, trekking on those lovely mountains, and I sure will miss the temples and the little children running around the places in the high elevation, and the very air of the peaks.
Lakmal Buddika Meegahapola , 8 River Valley Close, #15-34 Blk 32, 238432 Singapore
For my vacation, I chose to do the Everest Base Camp Trek and was impressed by Nepal Hiking Team’s impeccable reputation among the recommendations made by other customers. That is why I decided to go with NHT, and I was certainly not disappointed! I was provided the best services in terms of hotel and guesthouse stays, the meals (I requested vegetarian meals and I got what I bargained for!), the transportation, my guide- Arun, my porter along with the rest. It was a smooth trip, and luckily, I did not have to go through any delays at the airport on my way to Lukla either. Arun was always with me and he was my trusty companion throughout the trip, giving me information about the places, showing me cool sights and just being an all-round nice company to be with. I have no bad things to say at all about Nepal Hiking Team because I was presented with services that exceeded my expectations. It was acute, it was executed in the well-rehearsed manner and the people who were all involved in it did their job in the most efficient way possible. For anyone who is looking for a travel agency that they can trust for a trip that is riddled with the best services and you as the centre for their safety and concern, Nepal Hiking Team is the one that you should choose!
Elizabeth Yuree Koppinger , 1811 E Aurelius Ave Phoenix, AZ 85020
After much speculation on my part, I decided to do a trek in Nepal for my short holiday. I wanted a moderate trek, and I got one of the best deals with Nepal Hiking Team with the short base camp trek. My appreciation for them is huge because I genuinely loved their services and the concern they showed for me while I was with the. When I arrived at Nepal, I was greeted by Ram Hari, who later was my guide as well during the trek. He was warm and very helpful. He made sure that I was okey during the trek and arranged the guesthouses for me, and the meals as well. He was a good company to be around with, and made the journey even more enjoyable. I had access to the office at all times during the trek, and when I mentioned to Mr. Ganga about a small change in the itinerary I wanted to make in the middle of my trek (I wanted to visit the Khumjung village), he readily arranged for it. It was done very professionally and I got to experience a new place that wasn’t originally in the itinerary. Nepal Hiking Team really did an amazing job with my trek and I am so glad that I went with them because all of the team who were involved with my journey did their best job. I couldn’t have asked for a smoother journey where everything took place without any problems. I loved my stay in Nepal and Nepal Hiking Team’s best services!
Erica Udow , United Kingdom
If you are ever in Nepal and have 2 weeks to spare, then you need to go Everest Base Camp. You will feel a great sense of achievement and you will experience the best views in the world. We booked our trip with Nepal Hiking Team, Kathmandu. We booked it there instead of from home as the savings were astronomical. Mr. Ganga arranged the tour of Nepal with all accommodation, travel, guides, porters, flights to Lukla, most of your food requirements for quite a reasonable price that suited our budget perfectly!
We trekked for 2 weeks up the ever popular base camp route with our guide, Arun and a porter, Mon Bruda, who carried circa 25kg everyday of our luggage from his forehead. It was hard going but well worth it. We were so glad as well when we tipped our porter for his amazing work and it made our hearts happy to see his smile. We would like to genuinely encourage other trekkers to tip porters generously as they work the hardest- carrying heavy luggage and bag packs uphill without complaint.
To sum a long adventure into a few words, Nepal Hiking Team did a great job in the planning and the arrangement of the trip. We were told there might be chances of the Lukla flight delay, but luckily, our flight did not get delayed or cancelled, enabling us to complete the trip on time. The accommodations that were arranged for us by the company were comfortable and the food that we were provided was also quite nice and satisfactory. Trekking with Arun with the splendid mountain views was a memorable journey that we are so happy to have done.
Mark Elliot De'Aeth , 56 Foxboro Link Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada T8A 6N9
Just returned from an amazing short trip in Nepal and the trek to Everest Base Camp was absolutely one of the highlights! A group of 8 went on the trip and we were fortunate enough to use Nepal Hiking Team as our coordinator in-country and our guide on the mountain.
Narayan and his crew were amazing. We arrived in various groups and his guys were there waiting for us at the airport with marigold necklaces to greet us and get us to our hotel in Kathmandu. They provided us great information on day trips, good places to shop (think pashmina), sites to see while we prepped for our trek.
On the mountain, we couldn’t have asked for a better guide than Narayan and his crew. There were full service, working all the details for us, making sure our licenses were taken care of, arranging for our flights to/from Lukla, our tea house accommodations along the way to/from Everest Base Camp and Kalapatthar, our food, and the transport of our gear. The guides and porters were ready to help in any way possible and their singing and dancing warmed our hearts.
We did the Everest Base Camp Trek and all 8 of us made it to Everest Base Camp with very little in the way of health issues. Again, Narayan made sure all of us were as healthy as possible and took the time to gauge our group along the way. (Won’t take up room with the exact details of which town we stopped at each night but am happy to provide that if requested.)
We went the tea house route vice the tents as we saw some groups did. Toilets and showers were surprisingly available pretty far up the mountain (showers cost extra). Some of the tea houses had toilets; some had just a hole in the ground. Internet access (and everything else) gets progressively expensive and harder to find as you go up, but it was not too hard to stay connected to back home (if that is what you want to do!).
Don’t forget your head lamp (not everywhere has electricity), your toilet paper (it gets expensive and is not provided in the tea houses), your wet wipes, your tissues (you will almost certainly get a runny nose/cough from the dust, cold air and burning yak dung), your buff (again, the dust), some serious cold weather gear, and your emergency cipro/diamox!
The sights along the way will amaze you – the grandness of the mountains, the rivers, suspension bridges, temples, people in the villages, the villages themselves. I wish everyone would take the opportunity to do this trek – it really is amazing.
Once again, Nepal Hiking Team handled everything professionally and the trip was immaculately arranged. We could not have asked for a finer trekking company!
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.