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
Memorable Everest Base Camp to last a lifetime
I did the Everest Base Camp Trek with Nepal Hiking Team recently in late March, 2017. I was already familiar with NHT as I had the pleasure of doing the ABC trek with them earlier and as the opportunity arose for me to do the EBC Trek, I definitely did not hesitate or require a second thought before choosing Nepal Hiking Team again. I was immensely satisfied with the services last time, and I expected no less this time around as well. Narayan was my guide last time and because of our immediate likeness, I asked for Narayan again. He was my trekking guide this time around too. It was so good to see Narayan again when he came to pick us at the airport. It was a client-provider relationship the previous time, but this time it was like a friends’ relationship.
Narayan was very hard working and informative throughout the trip, no change from last time. If anything is within his control and capabilities (except the weather!), he will do it for us. He even brought apples and oranges for us, serving us the fruits before dinner to the envy of other trekkers. His work and his company is greatly appreciated. The porter that Narayan engaged was Balaram, a humble and fit 51 year-old man.
Mr. Ganga also provided very good support from his office throughout the trek. This was evident when my fellow trekker got hit by diarrhoea nearing the end of the trek. He liaised with the insurance company to arrange for the emergency evacuation helicopter. My fellow trekker turned patient, Mr Teo Chye Huat also comments on the attentive service provided by Mr. Ganga and Narayan. He says that since we’ve been to Annapurna Base Camp Trek, he cannot help but make a comparison. There are less vegetations, rivers, wooden bridges and ascending and descending stone steps. But you can see more yaks and jobkes than donkeys. The porters (not the ones that carry your stuff) carry more huge irregular stuff than those in ABC. You’ll be amazed.
The terrain is more rugged. There are more snow mountains to see and the lodgings are much better than those in ABC.
I had minor difficulty in completing the last stage from MBC to EBC at 4,310m, but I had none when I was from Gorekshep to EBC which is above 5,140m. I wonder if it is because that it is a second trip for me. But the trek from Gorekshep down to Pheriche the next day was a tiring one.
One last thing on the porters. If you Google Nepal trekking porters, you can see all kinds of stuff that the other porters carry along this trek, zinc roof, huge mattresses, doors and even sinks. We cannot do anything for these type of porters, including those who wait everyday at the exit of Lukla airport hoping for a job when each flight filled with trekkers arrived. Hence dear trekkers, I appeal to you to tip your porters generously.
Nevertheless, the memories from this trip will last a lifetime. Thank You once again Nepal Hiking Team.
Awesome EBC trek
Thanks to Ganga and Balaram owners of the Nepal Hiking Team for organizing my most unforgettable trek to Everest Base Camp. I inquired on quite a number of outfitters, and I can say I didn’t make a mistake in choosing NHT. Their package is reasonably priced and their service is excellent. I have no complains on their choice of hotel in Kathmandu and lodges along the trek. From day 1 Ganga was prompt in responding to my e-mail queries, being it me and my friends first high-altitude trek we’ve got lots of questions in mind and his answers helped greatly in our preparation for the trip. We love our guide Bhim. He was always attentive on our needs. Bhim is a very thoughtful, sweet and good man. He surprised Rosa with a birthday present, bought us a deck of cards so we wouldn’t get bored in the lodges, and treated us to a can of Pringles to lift our spirits (that time we were completely exhausted after coming back from base camp). Now who can say that about their guide. Thanks again NHT for an awesome experience!
I’ll surely book with NHT again in my future Nepal treks.
Let me start off my review first by expressing my gratitude to Ganga and the entire Nepal Hiking Team who worked to make my trekking experience into such a beautiful journey. From the beginning, my expectations were met thoroughly as my queries and questions were answered in detail and with expert information. This allowed me to make plans according to the best module and also reassured me that I was going to be in good hands. Then, when I landed at the airport, haggard and tired from my flight, I was greeted so warmly by Ganga that I could not help but smile. My hotel at Kathmandu, the Apsara Boutique Hotel, was also very clean and comfortable. The first day, I was given a marvelous tour of the city, where I was acquainted with my guide Rajendra. As the trek began with my flight to Lukla the following day, I was sure that I was in for a lovely adventure, and I certainly was!
Rajendra was amazing throughout the Everest Base Camp trek with his help and his expertise. He handled the accommodations and meals aspect with a fine tune and guided me along the trails with care. My porter as well, Mr. Pasang, was of a very honest and cordial character and I really enjoyed his company. Ganga and Balaram both were available to me at all times throughout the trek and their care for my well-being is greatly cherished. I really look on with favor to Nepal Hiking Team for this immensely amazing trek and look forward to coming back to Nepal again. After my adventure and the great service I was provided where I have no room at all for any complaints, I hold Nepal Hiking Team in high esteem. Thank you to Ganga and Rajendra and NHT for a beautiful trek that is highly appreciated.
A grand experience of trekking to the Everest Base Camp
I strongly go by my personal policy of choosing a local travel agent for the country of my visit. As they have more knowledge and experience of the country, they also have a direct contact with the local people- more so than other agents who tend to be international and not have as much experience. For my trip to Nepal, I started out with many local travel agents but ultimately decided to go with Nepal Hiking Team because of their prompt responses to my mails and queries, their website that has all the necessary and required information with easy navigation, their 5 star ratings and their high recommendations.
I had a bit of a delay on arriving to the airport because of reasons, and when I did land at Kathmandu, Mr. Ganga was there waiting for me to arrange my hotel transfer. I stayed at the Gaju Suite Hotel in Kathmandu and I found that it was a decent hotel in the centre of the city.
Mr. Ganga was of extreme help and assistance to me when asked about my hiking equipments and when asked about suggestions regarding my trek. He also helped me arrange my items and baggage, making sure that I had the essentials and making sure it wasn’t that heavy with things that I do not necessarily need for the trek. After checking, he even took me around the shops for purchasing the equipments that I did not have and arranged for the best prices for them as well. I was also given a clean and good-for-use Down Jacket and a sleeping bag for the trek as well, so I did not had to buy them. This was the moment that my conviction became concrete that I had made the right decision selecting Nepal Hiking team for my trip!
I think I was extremely lucky for choosing NHT as my travel agent because the whole trip was conducted in the smoothest way with no problems at all during the entire 16 days. Everything was on schedule as planned, the weather was perfect and the views of the mountains and the Himals were extraordinary!
My Guide, Kul bahadur, was the nicest person and was always willing to help to me. He made sure that my food were satisfactory and were prepared on time. He was always adjusting his trekking pace to suit my needs, he slowed down and helped when I was tired and needed a minute to collect myself again. Making sure that I was fine and not ill, Kul Bahadur was the most wonderful guide and generally a lovely person. My porter as well, Pashang, was energetic and a positive man whose company I quite enjoyed. He always brought my bags in advance to my room at the guesthouses.
I really like NHT’s flexibility as well. Their arrangements for the tour is extremely flexible and I was able to adjust the tour’s pace to my convenience. When I arrived back to Kathmandu after my trek, I had asked Ganga for arranging a trip for two days to Pokhara as well, and it was arranged on the spot! Within hours of Ganga’s call, he managed to arrange the Pokhara tour with the flights, the hotel transfers, city tour, guide , driver, everything! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect travel agent! Nepal Hiking Team’s professional streak and their perfect execution of the plans and the programs combined with excellent team members and guide, is one of the best out there. I strongly recommend Nepal Hiking Team! Thank You Ganga for a wonderful trip that was absolute perfection!
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A memorable birthday present in Everest!
The Everest Base Camp Trek was a 52nd birthday present to myself. With plans and preparations going back and forth between me and Balaram beforehand, I had been given every information on the trek and I remember being beyond excited for the trek to start. When I finally landed at the airport, I was greeted with flower garlands and smiles by Balaram and my guide Rajendra. Everyone was incredibly professional from Day #1, never missing a beat. From the lovely sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu city at the beginning to the trekking journeys starting from Lukla all the way to the base camp and Kalapathar, the whole experience is an unforgettable one for me. I am so glad that I chose Nepal Hiking Team for this because I felt like I was treated like royalty the entire time! An excellent virtuoso and a maestro at trekking, Rajendra was my guide for the trip. His competent and efficient skills made for quite a comfortable and adventurous trekking experience! His company on the mountain with me made the trip feel like an extended fun respite. Rajendra was always moving about, making sure I had good portions of meals and the teahouses had good and comfortable settings. I even stayed at the Hotel Everest View a while longer than intended and Rajendra molded the day’s schedule to fit my time. I applaud his guidance and management. Both Ganga and Balaram were available on telephone to me the whole time and I felt safe and well-taken care of. My heartfelt gratitude and utmost thanks to Ganga, Balaram, the amazing Rajendra and Nepal Hiking Team for arranging and helping me make my 52nd year in life an adventurous and amazing one! My full recommendation for trekkers goes to Nepal Hiking Team, really I could not recommend them more enough.