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 , 756 LOWELL CT, sunnyvale 94087
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 , 18 Commercial Road, North Hobart,7000, Hobart, Tasmania, 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 , 1 Harington Avenue Gympie Queensland 4570 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.
Alexander Irzak , 94 Green Bush Road, North York, Ontario, M2M 1P4, Canada
The Everest Base Camp Trek was a 52nd birthday present to myself…J With plans and preparations going back and forth between me and Ganga 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 Ganga and 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 Kalapatthar, 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.
Tony Hore , Australia
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 Kalapatthar, 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.
Lisa Rene Pes , 2402 E 5th Street Unit 1437 Tempe AZ 85201
From my first correspondences with Ganga to the time I was dropped off toward the finish of my excursion, Nepal Hiking Team went well beyond to deal with us. I exceptionally suggest Nepal Hiking Team for any of your climbing or social visits in Nepal. We were energetically welcomed. They experienced every one of the subtleties and prepared us for our visits and climb. Our guide for Kathmandu sightseeing for Kathmandu was truly learned and the private driver was affable and proficient. We encountered a large number of the sanctuaries and shopping regions in the city. The following day was a long hold up at the air terminal attempting to get to Lukla, it was still storm season so there were numerous individuals who were sitting in the air terminal for a considerable length of time attempting to go to Lukla.
Nepal Hiking Team through their different assets had the option to book us a helicopter flight and we began our schedule. Our guide Kul and porter Tika immediately turned out to be dear companions; they dealt with each need of ours on the mountain. I experienced illness on the night subsequent to landing at Base Camp and the consideration I got from Nepal Hiking Team was past exceptional. You never need or anticipate that anything terrible should occur. At the point when I woke up with O2 levels of 42, they were ready to conduct required action. I was taken back to Kathmandu via Helicopter. I was admitted to a hospital where Ganga’s sibling instantly came and monitored my well being. At the point when I was discharged the following day, I was amazed to discover the group there prepared to take me to the Hotel. With 4 extra days, they booked with a Safari and whitewater boating trip with a private drive. The whole experience surpassed the entirety of my desires. I didn’t really expect the degree of professional administration and the regard they had for everything. I’m as of now arranging my next excursion to Bhutan with these folks. I have an inclination that I’ve met long lasting companions! You can’t turn out badly with booking with Nepal Hiking Team!!!
James , Australia
For the longest time, I had wanted to visit Nepal and trek in the mountains. While researching online, I came across the Nepal Hiking Team, read about their Gokyo Lakes adventure, and sent them an email for more info. Ganga replied within 12 hours (the San Francisco/Kathmandu time difference is pretty extreme), and we began planning my adventure. Once I felt pretty confident that the Hiking Team and Ganga were the right group for me, I booked my flights and finalized my trekking plans.
Fast forward two months. It’s midnight in Kathmandu, and after a series of tiring flights, I’m taking my first steps in Nepal. Once I clear immigration, I walk outside, and right there, as expected, is the Nepal Hiking Team ready to pick me up and bring me to the hotel they had booked for me. The hotel (Kathmandu Eco Hotel) had power (permitting of the city’s brownouts), WiFi, clean bathrooms, and fans. Anyways, the next day I spent taking a tour of Kathmandu. The following day I was slated to fly to Lukla to begin my trek to Gokyo Lakes.
After a short ground delay, our plane to Lukla was in the air. Out the window (make sure you sit on the left side) were some of the most fantastic mountain views I’ve ever seen. Unfortunately, as we approached the landing strip at Lukla, the pilots determined the weather was too poor to make a safe landing, so we returned to Kathmandu. Upon landing, I called up the Nepal Hiking Team and they were at the airport within 10 minutes to pick me up and put me up another night in the hotel. The next day, I spent mostly at the airport as all the flights to Lukla were cancelled. In the early afternoon, Ganga himself came to the airport to talk about alternate plans. As much as I wanted to visit Gokyo Lakes, with two days lost to flight delays, there wasn’t enough time for me to make it there. We then agreed that instead, I would trek to the Annapurna Base Camp.
I was a little bummed that I couldn’t make it to Gokyo but was still looking forward to Annapurna. I realize I’ve taken the last few paragraphs talking about my experience in Kathmandu, but the point I really want to make is that the Nepal Hiking Team was dedicated to making my Nepal experience as good as possible. Between picking me up at midnight, springing for 2 extra nights at the hotel in Kathmandu, and making plans to visit the Annapurna Base Camp on such short notice, they demonstrated to me that they really care. They really are awesome people.
The next day, I flew out to Pokhara and immediately drove up to Nayapul where I began my trek in to the Annapurna Conservation Area. My guide, Prakash, was very energetic and knew all the guest houses and trails very well. The scenery was incredible. This was by far the best trek I’ve ever been on.