Kimkim Trip Reviews for Nepal

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Simply amazing
Nepal | Nov 6 - Nov 16, 2022

Julian
Julian O.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Simply amazing. Awesome flexibility on planning before departed. Amazing guides. Logistics went like clockwork, even when we decided to change plans on a day. Instant responses from Amanda to any question - hate we time of day! Could not recommend this trip highly enough to anyone. Best tour ever….

Local specialist: Erin Green

Raj and Bipin organized an 11 day trek to Lan...
Nepal | Oct 30 - Nov 12, 2022

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Tim C.
Belmont, CA | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Raj and Bipin organized an 11 day trek to Langtang and Gosaikunda for me. Raj was responsive and patient as he worked with my preferences and scheduling constraints and made sure that I was prepared for the trip before I left home. Once I arrived in Kathmandu, Bipin briefed me before the trip as well as debriefed me afterwards. I appreciated their professionalism, responsiveness, and friendliness throughout. Thanks to them, the trek itself was exactly what I wanted: long days of hiking... read more

Raj and Bipin organized an 11 day trek to Langtang and Gosaikunda for me. Raj was responsive and patient as he worked with my preferences and scheduling constraints and made sure that I was prepared for the trip before I left home. Once I arrived in Kathmandu, Bipin briefed me before the trip as well as debriefed me afterwards. I appreciated their professionalism, responsiveness, and friendliness throughout. Thanks to them, the trek itself was exactly what I wanted: long days of hiking through alpine terrain with enough moments to appreciate the surroundings.

Hotel Review
Hotel Holy Himalaya
Kathmandu
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Free day | Kyanjin Ri Hike
Kyangjin Gompa
Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
Raj
Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

Tim,

Thanks a ton for the wonderful review. We are so glad the trip was what you wanted and am glad we took the time to land on this particular trek - it was worth the work.

Raj

An amazing Nepal experience!!!
Nepal | Nov 6 - Nov 13, 2022

Joan
Joan P.
Spain | Reviewed on Nov 20, 2022

My trip to Nepal was great.
Sherpa Ngima was all the time ofering me all I needed douring my stay there. He was very friendly and profesional. He's a reliably person. All his tourus guides and drivers were exelent too.

Pemba, my sherpa douring my trekking from Lukla to Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla was great, we made a good team together, he's a trustworthy man, and even more importantly a very good person.

I learned a lot about your whanderful country and people. It was a... read more

My trip to Nepal was great.
Sherpa Ngima was all the time ofering me all I needed douring my stay there. He was very friendly and profesional. He's a reliably person. All his tourus guides and drivers were exelent too.

Pemba, my sherpa douring my trekking from Lukla to Namche Bazaar and back to Lukla was great, we made a good team together, he's a trustworthy man, and even more importantly a very good person.

I learned a lot about your whanderful country and people. It was a pleasure for me to be able to share those incredible moments with all of you!!!

Activity Reviews
Fly from Rammechap to Lukla, Trek to Phakding
Phakding
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar

The Himalayan views were the best!

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Trek from Namche to Lukla
Nepal

The landscape couldn't be better. What a an amazing place! Pemba, my sherpa douring my trek was great, we made a good team together, he's a trustworthy man, and even more importantly a very good person.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Free Day and Evening Trek Briefing
Kathmandu
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Trek from Phakding to Namche
Namche Bazaar

The landscape couldn't be better. What a an amazing place! Pemba, my sherpa douring my trek was great, we made a good team together, he's a trustworthy man, and even more importantly a very good person.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Hi Joan P.
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Glad to hear that you had a memorable trip and that you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I hope you see you again for your next adventure soon. :)

Best regards,
Ngima ( NMMT family)

our first trip to Nepal : loved it all!
Nepal | Nov 5 - Nov 12, 2022

Dorian
Dorian L.
Malaysia | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

This was our first trip to Nepal. 8 days only. Thanks to Ngima for arranging this trip for us and keeping in touch with us every step of the way.
Lakpa, our guardian angel and driver stayed with us during the entire trip and we learned so much about Nepal from him. His attention and enthusiasm made all the difference!
In Kathmandu area, we loved discovering the Newari culture and the town of Bhaktapur the most. Pohkara was also lots of fun and walking the trails in Nagarkot was nice too.... read more

This was our first trip to Nepal. 8 days only. Thanks to Ngima for arranging this trip for us and keeping in touch with us every step of the way.
Lakpa, our guardian angel and driver stayed with us during the entire trip and we learned so much about Nepal from him. His attention and enthusiasm made all the difference!
In Kathmandu area, we loved discovering the Newari culture and the town of Bhaktapur the most. Pohkara was also lots of fun and walking the trails in Nagarkot was nice too. Knowing our interest for genuine local food our local guide, Kamaal, took us to several tiny local food outlets we would hv never found on our own. We just loved it.
We did not stray far from main areas this time, and we also enjoyed the white water rafting with a fun team. Next time we intend to explore other areas farther afield, with kimkim of course!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Ambassador
Kathmandu

Excellent hotel. Great rooms! Good rooftop restaurant. Breakfast OK, but staff lazy.

Authenticity & Character
Ok.
Location
Easy to walk to Thamel and other places
Staff
FnB staff lazy.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Well appoibted
Hotel Country Villa
Nagarkot

Lovely hotel with a Swiss spirit. Great location for hiking.

Authenticity & Character
Lovely , well maintained. Felt like Swiss !!
Location
Great views of the mountains
Staff
Nice and pleasant
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms are good, lovely balconies and heater working well.(necessary in the hills)
Da Yatra Courtyard Hotel & Resort
Pokhara

A 2 star hotel with big ugly rooms and bathrooms. Its clean and functional, and is very conveniently located close to tge lake and restaurants but certainly not pleasant. Website says luxury hotel, definitely a far cry !! Most horrible breakfast with cold and stale food. Terrible coffee and tea. On second day, we decided to get our breakfast outside instead to get decent coffee and danish pastry. Definitely not recommended.

Authenticity & Character
Redo all interiors, make a small cafe opening to street. Get oroper management.
Location
Close to lake area
Staff
Staff was pleasant.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Design, wiring, furniture, bedding, towels,
Activity Reviews
Welcome to Kathmandu
Kathmandu Int. Airport (KTM)

Loved the personal welcome from Ngima and Lakpa.

Quality of Experience
Personal
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Everyone very pleasant
Transport
Good jeep. Perfect for Kathmandu.
Pokhara Sightseeing Tour
Pokhara

Ok. Nothing too much really, but guide was pleasant and Lakpa very attentive to our needs

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Car used.
Depart Kathmandu
Kathmandu
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Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Explore Kathmandu: Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square
Kathmandu

Excellent guiding by Kamaal and Lakpa who really adapted to our needs.

Quality of Experience
Going to local places.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Personal attention and knowledge
Transport
Comfortable car
Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2022

Hi Dorian,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and sharing your experience with us. Happy to hear that you had a memorable trekking experience and your interest in visiting Nepal again. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in the near future for your next trip.

Best regards,
Ngima (NMMT Family)

Rolwaling Valley trek
Nepal | Oct 23 - Nov 1, 2022

Anna
Anna R.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2022

Amanda was fantastic in helping us identify a trek that met all of our requirements, and answering our many questions. The briefing meeting after we arrived in Kathmandu was also really helpful. We trekked in the Rolwaling Valley and it was beautiful and the hike itself posed a good level of challenge. There were not too many other hikers around so it was peaceful, just what we were looking for. Our guide was nice and helpful but unfortunately didn't know the area so well having only been... read more

Amanda was fantastic in helping us identify a trek that met all of our requirements, and answering our many questions. The briefing meeting after we arrived in Kathmandu was also really helpful. We trekked in the Rolwaling Valley and it was beautiful and the hike itself posed a good level of challenge. There were not too many other hikers around so it was peaceful, just what we were looking for. Our guide was nice and helpful but unfortunately didn't know the area so well having only been there twice before, and encouraged us to add a section to our trek that she hadn't previously done and was keen to do, but which turned out to be far too challenging for us - so I suggest checking with Amanda in advance how well your guide knows the area. The porter and drivers we had were very good. Overall a great trip.

Hotel Review
Charikot Panorama Resort
Charikot
Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Bhutan & Nepal in 15 days
Nepal | Oct 23 - Nov 6, 2022

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Linda S.
Darien, CT | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Many thanks to KimKim for Raj of Social Tours (Nepal) & Sherab of Bhutan Travel Club & their addressing all of the details of this glorious trip. Leki Tshering, guide (for hiking as well) in Bhutan, was exceptional, full of life, an educator & ambassador. I was immersed in nature, social & religious learning. Our driver, Kim, was always helpful & courteous. In Nepal I hiked from village to village, (all steps) through beautiful farmlands & traveled through different parts of the country,... read more

Many thanks to KimKim for Raj of Social Tours (Nepal) & Sherab of Bhutan Travel Club & their addressing all of the details of this glorious trip. Leki Tshering, guide (for hiking as well) in Bhutan, was exceptional, full of life, an educator & ambassador. I was immersed in nature, social & religious learning. Our driver, Kim, was always helpful & courteous. In Nepal I hiked from village to village, (all steps) through beautiful farmlands & traveled through different parts of the country, lodging in locally owned home stays, a pleasant experience. Some of the properties for lodging were an oasis…just what is needed after an arduous few days of trekking. & then there was a hiccup in Bhutan which Sherab tended to with care and immediacy. His dedication to providing an over the top travel experience is greatly appreciated. I am so thankful for such a lovely experience.

Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
Raj
Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Linda, it was a pleasure to design your trip and execute it too. Had some nervous moments, but you are such a wonderful traveler - you provide feedback early, and show appreciation when issues get resolved. This is much much appreciated.

Am sure to transfer the wonderful feedback to Sherab. He is a gem!

Outstanding Experience
Nepal | Oct 4 - Oct 11, 2022

Anita
Anita S.
New Territory, TX | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2022

Ngima and his team did an outstanding job from the planning stages all the way. Ngima was very prompt in responding to all my queries and helped us plan our trip without any problems.
We were welcomed at the airport by Lakpa who was very friendly and helpful and he took us around everywhere till we left.
Our trekking guide Ang and our porter Kungha were just as amazing as all others on the team. Very accommodating, kind and helpful.
Ngima is a wonderful tour operator. He made all... read more

Ngima and his team did an outstanding job from the planning stages all the way. Ngima was very prompt in responding to all my queries and helped us plan our trip without any problems.
We were welcomed at the airport by Lakpa who was very friendly and helpful and he took us around everywhere till we left.
Our trekking guide Ang and our porter Kungha were just as amazing as all others on the team. Very accommodating, kind and helpful.
Ngima is a wonderful tour operator. He made all arrangements for our stay and flights in spite of bad weather and flight cancellations. He worked very hard to get us a rescue helicopter when things got bad in Poonhill.
We will be definitely using Kimkim travels again and Ngima’s team in Nepal for our next expedition.

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

Hi Anita,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Glad to hear that you had a memorable trip and that you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I hope you see you again for your next adventure soon. :)

Best regards,
Ngima ( NMMT family)

Manislu Circuit
Nepal | Oct 19 - Nov 5, 2022

David
David M.
Raleigh, NC | Reviewed on Nov 06, 2022

Thank you for reaching out and asking about our trip. It exceeded all of our expectations! First, Kimkim and Himalayan Trails executed everything perfectly. The people that surrounded us were always very professional, caring and made the trip seamless.

Rajiv did a great job of introducing us to the important historical sites in Kathmandu and Patan. What a great day that was. We were in informational overload and I had to let it sink in before going back and reading more about the sites we... read more

Thank you for reaching out and asking about our trip. It exceeded all of our expectations! First, Kimkim and Himalayan Trails executed everything perfectly. The people that surrounded us were always very professional, caring and made the trip seamless.

Rajiv did a great job of introducing us to the important historical sites in Kathmandu and Patan. What a great day that was. We were in informational overload and I had to let it sink in before going back and reading more about the sites we saw.

Our guide, Wang Chu, and porter, Neema , we’re first rate. I think one of the most important things a guide can do is understand his clients and Wang Chu was able to do that very quickly. He made adjustments throughout the trip that catered to what we were looking for and made our experience unbelievable. We often times felt like we were the only ones on the circuit and saw things I know other groups did not get to witness.

The trek itself was difficult at times but rewarding in every instance. The scenery was spectacular and Wang Chu taught us a great deal about the culture, livelihood and history of the Nepalese people as we trekked from village to village. What a great classroom and teacher!

I am glad we chose the Manislu circuit and I would recommend that to anyone interested in trekking the Himalayans. It offered a good challenge, varied landscapes and what felt like a relatively less travelled path.

Thank you for setting everything up for us and sticking with us for almost two years due to travel restrictions!

Again, thank you, Kripa, Rajiv, Sanzeb, Wang Chu, Neema and the whole staff at Kimkim and Himalayan Trails for making it a wonderful, memorable trip!

David Makepeace

Local specialist: Erin Green

Nepal trip (11 days)
Nepal | Oct 10 - Oct 21, 2022

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Vinitha S.
Austin, TX | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2022

Raj planned a 11 day trip to Nepal for us. During the planning stages he provided quick and very detailed responses to our questions and also made himself available for a couple of video chats. He has a great team of local guides. Our trekking guide Rabin was exceptional. After we landed in Nepal the itinerary had to be modified a bit but Raj and team took care of it and everything went well without a hitch. His team was very easy to reach during the trip - we always got a response in a... read more

Raj planned a 11 day trip to Nepal for us. During the planning stages he provided quick and very detailed responses to our questions and also made himself available for a couple of video chats. He has a great team of local guides. Our trekking guide Rabin was exceptional. After we landed in Nepal the itinerary had to be modified a bit but Raj and team took care of it and everything went well without a hitch. His team was very easy to reach during the trip - we always got a response in a timely manner.

Looking forward to a return visit!!!

Hotel Reviews
Hotel Ambassador
Kathmandu

Well located, great people, great restaurant

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Temple Tree Resort & Spa
Pokhara
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Buddha Maya Garden
Lumbini
Authenticity & Character
Lovely facility - like a huge old bungalow. Could use a bit of updating but definitely recommend.
Location
Staff
Very helpful staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Reviews
Sunset Walk at Soyambhu
Kathmandu

Could have used more time here - did not last 3 hours.

Transport
Kathmandu Heritage Tour
Kathmandu

The tour was done in about 4 hours, even after we added Patan Durbar square which presumably was not in the plan. Felt rushed. So many things to take in. Could have definitely used more time.

Traditional Welcome Dinner
Kathmandu

Lovely dinner in a lovely place. Enjoyed chatting with Bipin and Rabin.

Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Drive to Trailhead & Trek to Ghandruk
Pokhara

We changed our trek. But the whole experience was just amazing. Can’t say enough about Rabin - super nice guy and extremely knowledgeable.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
Raj
Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2022

Vinitha, it was an absolute pleasure to design this trip for you, and go through the process - chatting withing KimKim - getting into a whatsapp video chat to learn about interests deeper, and then design the trip and eventually execute it. As you said, some changes were required last minute, but was not something unmanageable..

Rabin is an exceptional guide, and we totally recognise it - no wonder he has been with us for the longest time. we are sure to transfer this feedback to him.

Namaste

Amazing trip on the Tamang Heritage Trail!
Nepal | Oct 8 - Oct 13, 2022

charlie
charlie h.
Reno, NV | Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

We had an AMAZING trip with Sherpa Wangchhu and our porter, Nima, on the Tamang Heritage Trail. It was a true pleasure to stay with locals in towns like Tatopani and Gatlang, where they made us incredible meals, straight from their farms. We learned so much about the Tamang people and were inspired to see how much they've rebuilt since the earthquake. We had amazing views of the mountains and valley every day, and there was no shortage of cows, goats, and donkeys along the way. The trekking... read more

We had an AMAZING trip with Sherpa Wangchhu and our porter, Nima, on the Tamang Heritage Trail. It was a true pleasure to stay with locals in towns like Tatopani and Gatlang, where they made us incredible meals, straight from their farms. We learned so much about the Tamang people and were inspired to see how much they've rebuilt since the earthquake. We had amazing views of the mountains and valley every day, and there was no shortage of cows, goats, and donkeys along the way. The trekking itself wasn't too challenging and with plenty of time, we could always take it slow if needed. Our favorite part was sipping milk tea at the end of a day of adventuring around the mountains. We highly recommend this trek and the amazing Kim Kim staff.!

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

EBC
Nepal | Sep 23 - Oct 16, 2022

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christine N.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2022

My guide Pemba was amazing. We sat down every afternoon to worked through the following day. And When I was tired he helped me with my backpack, which was way too often.
Thanks ☺️ read more

My guide Pemba was amazing. We sat down every afternoon to worked through the following day. And When I was tired he helped me with my backpack, which was way too often.
Thanks ☺️

Activity Review
Trek from Kharikhola to Paiya (2770m).
Nepal

It was a really beautiful section of the walk

Quality of Experience
Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Hi Christine,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and sharing your experience with us. Happy to hear that you had a memorable trekking experience. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in the near future for your next trip.

Best regards,
Ngima (NMMT Family)

Nepal 7th Oct to 13th Oct
Nepal | Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2022

Angie
Angie P.
Malaysia | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Very good coordination with Amanda prior the trip and the route were customized to what I am seeking. The guides and porter are very friendly and helpful. Although I have to abandon the rest of my trek due to lack of stamina and kneecaps pain, the company helped to arrange transport to the other hotels we have to rebooked. Appreciate the kind gesture and it is indeed a worry free trip. Thank you very much for the patience. Will definitely use the service again.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Amanda planned an amazing Itinerary, beautifu...
Nepal | Oct 7 - Oct 13, 2022

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jaslyn c.
Singapore | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Amanda planned an amazing Itinerary, beautiful interesting lodgings and places full with historical sights yet comfortable. The first 3 night was excellent & I was looking forward to the rest of the stay but due to personal physical issue, we had to cancel the rest of the trip. Ms Kripa the coordinator in Kathmandu office was v helpful & arrange for daily transfers to our last few days and airport. Always checking if we need any assistance. Warm & great service. Will book again

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

A life time trekking trip in Nepal
Nepal | Sep 26 - Oct 16, 2022

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Chien P.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

The overall planning and booking experience with KimKim was excellent except the first appointment call. When I showed my interesting in KimKim trip, I was asked to book a 15min time slot to talk to a local (California) person. And I found this person has no value added. I asked many questions in the call and none was answered. I would have given a 5 stars if there is no such an annoy call.

The KimKim payment and communication system are very convenient. All the communications and... read more

The overall planning and booking experience with KimKim was excellent except the first appointment call. When I showed my interesting in KimKim trip, I was asked to book a 15min time slot to talk to a local (California) person. And I found this person has no value added. I asked many questions in the call and none was answered. I would have given a 5 stars if there is no such an annoy call.

The KimKim payment and communication system are very convenient. All the communications and attachment are well kept in the system and easy to read. The response from Ngima is incredibly fast and accurate. Nigma answered our questions with patient and with no nonsense. His expertise and knowledge provided me a trustworthy feeling.

KimKim assigned a local driver Lhakpa to us. Lhakpa has very fluent English. Lhakpa drove us to and from airport and also during our sightseeing tours in Kathmandu. He gave us a very nice overall introduction of Nepal and Kathmandu. He was also a good photographer and knew the "should not miss" photography spots.

The most important person in this trip is no doubt our Sherpa guide, Furba. I would like to show my deepest appreciation to him to make this trip safe and memorable. He is responsible, knowledgeable, and considerate. He spotted wild animals to us, for example Himalayan tahr. He pointed and named every peaks to us during the entire trip. Due to the unstable weather, he had to modify our itinerary from day to day to optimize the trip. He also tried his best to accommodate all our requests during the entire trip. For example, we requested to have single rooms for both of us. He told us in some remote village the availability is very limited and because of the high demand, a single supplement might not possible, but he will do his best. At the end, we had single supplement on every nights in our trip. Furba has done an excellent job.

The last person I would to mention is our porter, Lhakpa. He has taken good care of our luggage, especially during a few raining days.

The mountain scenery is the best in the world. The images of the peaks, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Cho Oyu, Cholatse, Tabuche, etc., are imprinted in my brain. However, the most critical part of this trip is the persons provided the service to you. Thank you again for the persons I mentioned above.

Activity Reviews
Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo (15,584 feet / 4750 m) via Cho La Pass
Gokyo
Acclimatization day in Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar

The hike from Namche to Hotel Everest View was very pleasure. It was very impressive of the Namche town viewed from above on the trail to Hotel Everest View. The close up views of Mt Everest, Lohtse, and Ama Dablam are unforgettable.

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Hi Chien,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Glad to hear that you had a memorable trip and that you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I hope you see you again for your next adventure soon. :)

Best regards,
Ngima ( NMMT family)

Poon Hill, Pokhara, Bandipur, Kathmandu
Nepal | Sep 30 - Oct 9, 2022

Katie
Katie T.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

From the get go Ngima instilled confidence with his prompt replies to my questions during the initial planning stages. We had limited time and wanted to fit in as much as possible without having to worry about transport and transfers from one destination to the next. The Poon Hill trek was memorable, not least because our guide Dafuri and porter, Ngima had the best sense of humour and kept us going by gauging our ability perfectly and taking care to make sure that we were safe and comfortable... read more

From the get go Ngima instilled confidence with his prompt replies to my questions during the initial planning stages. We had limited time and wanted to fit in as much as possible without having to worry about transport and transfers from one destination to the next. The Poon Hill trek was memorable, not least because our guide Dafuri and porter, Ngima had the best sense of humour and kept us going by gauging our ability perfectly and taking care to make sure that we were safe and comfortable at all times. We also spent the evenings teaching each other card games and we had a lot of fun. Our driver from Pokhara back to Kathmandu via Bandipur, drove with skill and patience through monsoon rain, landslides and festival traffic. We always felt safe despite some tricky conditions and were able to enjoy the amazing sights and scenery along the way. Everyone we met contributed to a memorable experience and knowing someone always had our backs meant we could just enjoy the trip and appreciate Nepal to the fullest.

Activity Review
Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (8,562 feet / 2,610 m), Sunrise at Poon Hill
Nepal

Definitely the highlight. The climb of the previous day was challenging and the extra trek uphill to see the sunrise seemed never ending but it was so worth it. The cup of coffee at the top probably one of the best ever and the views just breathtaking.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Hi Katie T.,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Glad to hear that you had a great time during your stay in Nepal and that you are satisfied with the services provided by our staff. It was indeed a pleasure to organize a memorable trip for you. I hope to see you soon for your next adventure in Nepal.

Best regards,
Ngima,(NMMT Family)

2 Star rating for response to bad weather in ...
Nepal | Oct 1 - Oct 14, 2022

Niels
Niels F.
Los Altos, CA | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

2 Star rating for response to bad weather in Lower Mustang

The 2-star rating applies to the entire team handling our trip.

The highlight of our trip to Nepal was supposed to be our mountain biking trip. Bad weather and poor anticipation and replanning made it an experience we rather forget quickly. We had planned to bike in the Lower Mustang region. While we did travel to Pokhara during rainy weather we never made it to Jomson as there were no flights and landslides blocked the roads.... read more

2 Star rating for response to bad weather in Lower Mustang

The 2-star rating applies to the entire team handling our trip.

The highlight of our trip to Nepal was supposed to be our mountain biking trip. Bad weather and poor anticipation and replanning made it an experience we rather forget quickly. We had planned to bike in the Lower Mustang region. While we did travel to Pokhara during rainy weather we never made it to Jomson as there were no flights and landslides blocked the roads. While the team is not responsible for the weather, the implication could and should have been anticipated. We pushed for a replan after an idle day in Pokhara. We ended up traveling to the Everest area where the weather was much better. We lost 3 days. Unfortunately, our guide wasn't very familiar with the trails. She wasn't prepared for the Everest area. We ended up going down two trails that were nothing short of dangerous and required a lot of walking with our bikes. Out of the 8 days of bike rental, I rode my bike 3 days (the bike broke down on the last day and I hiked the trail while my friend and out guide did the ride). The reason for given 2 stars instead of 1 is that the team was helpful, we had some nice experiences at the tea houses, changed plans to have a change to see Mt Everest (which worked out well), ... Again, it all started with bad weather, but the local team could have done a much better job preparing and triggering an alternative plan. We ended up spending about $500 / day (without bike rental) per person, for one hotel room (with double beds). That looks expensive given typical cost of a room ($10 - $20 / night, 1, 2 or 3 rooms as needed for driver and guide as well), meals ($4-$8, need to cover guide and driver), car and driver (on one of the days in KTM we got our own driver (not included in the kimkim fees) and paid $45 for car and driver for the day), guide, ... (we also paid over $200 in tips for guide, driver, ...).

A trip that definitely didn't meet expectations. Luckily the time we spent on our own gave us a chance to learn a lot about the country. And our guide showed us a wonderful monastery and helped us with a great morning experience seeing the Himalaya and Mt Everest (but that was really too little for $5k / 2 people).

I hope that our less than desirable experience will lead to some better back-up planning and makes a difference for future visitors who encounter similar weather conditions. Jan and I did enjoy the country and we look forward to another change to explore it (better).

Thanks for listening.

Niels

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Nepal adventure
Nepal | Oct 6 - Oct 13, 2022

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Sanjog P.
Walnut Creek, CA | Reviewed on Oct 16, 2022

I want to say thanks to Kunchok and his team for a wonderful experience. My brother and I visited Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Nagarkot for a week long trip in October 2022. The trip was an adventure and we had the opportunity to trek, explore the towns, and go river rafting. Kunchok was an excellent host and made sure everything went smoothly. We had enough downtime to enjoy the experience and I highly recommend KimKim and Kunchok in particular.

Local specialist: Kunchok Nima
Kunchok
Kunchok Nima
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Thank you Sandeep and Sanjog for the wonderful review. I did not know how one week pass so quickly. We had some aawesomme experiences . You guys are awesome !
Super glad to know that you guys had wonderful time. Thank you so much for you guys wonderful advice about life and all. Our dinner on last night was wonderful. Thank you . I am sure that this won't be the last time I'll be hosting you guys to Nepal.
Until then take care and see you guys soon . Everest waits for you guys , literally :)

Regards
Kunchok

Thank you Amanda, Kripa and Subash
Nepal | Oct 7 - Oct 12, 2022

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Pania S.
Bangladesh | Reviewed on Oct 15, 2022

Thank you Amanda, Kripa and Subash for the most amazing trip to Nepal!

Your excellent preparation, guidance, diligence and humour made every second of our trip so special.

The atmosphere in Nepal is best described as simply magical and it doesn't take long until it pulls you in completely. Thanks to the "all in" service attitude of the wonderful kimkim team, we had nothing to worry about or take care of, we could just concentrate on soaking up all images and vibes of this beautiful... read more

Thank you Amanda, Kripa and Subash for the most amazing trip to Nepal!

Your excellent preparation, guidance, diligence and humour made every second of our trip so special.

The atmosphere in Nepal is best described as simply magical and it doesn't take long until it pulls you in completely. Thanks to the "all in" service attitude of the wonderful kimkim team, we had nothing to worry about or take care of, we could just concentrate on soaking up all images and vibes of this beautiful country with its lovely, friendly people all around.

Our trip itinerary was worked out, hotels booked, every car ride arranged, meeting times scheduled, all planes trips organized for us - all we had to do was kick back, enjoy and not worry about a single thing! It all worked out like clockwork.

Amanda did an excellent job figuring out what exactly we wanted to see way before our trip, had a great upbeat attitude that made planning the trip even more fun. She understood perfectly well what we wanted to experience and she put it all into a very carefully selected and planned out itinerary. One that could only be worked out by someone knowing the country very well!

Kripa thank you for taking such good care of us during our stay in Nepal. You were the anchor and support who was always there in the background pulling all the strings and making miracles happen. It also felt great to have you call in and ask if everything is going well and if we are doing great. We felt very pampered!

Subash, our wonderful and very attentive guide showed us corners and customs of Nepal that we otherwise would never have found by ourselves. He paid close attention to where our interests were when we first met and catered exactly to our needs with the sights he showed us and the information he provided about them. As my teenage daughter was travelling with her nosy Mum, this was sometimes a stretch, but he managed beautifully! He was very finely in tune with us to always make the experience comfortable and interesting at the same time for both of us.

We have since returned and still Nepal is lingering in our thoughts and our bodies. And as well as this experience will always stay in our hearts and lives forever, so will it be tied to the people who helped create it.

Thank you very deeply to all of you
Namaste!

Hotel Review
The Dwarika’s Hotel
Kathmandu

Breathtaking hotel. Maybe the best I have ever stayed in!

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the architecture and furnishing of the rooms is one of a kind!
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Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Fantastic Trip to Nepal. The entire trip was well prepared. Ngima and ...
Nepal | Oct 1 - Oct 9, 2022

Alexander
Alexander L.
Austria | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

The entire trip was well prepared. Ngima and his team did a great job. They answered every question very well and helped me to prepare the trip according to my needs.
I was warm welcomed in Nepal by Ngima and his team. My guide Ang was super polite, knowledgeable and was taking care of me throughout the trip.
Great Experience, can just recommend it to everybody.

Cheers, Alexander

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Hi Alexander,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Glad to hear that you had a memorable trip and that you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I hope you see you again for your next adventure soon. :)

Best regards,
Ngima ( NMMT family)

Pikey Peak trek 5 Days
Nepal | Sep 27 - Oct 3, 2022

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Anthony F.
Easton, PA | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2022

My cousin and I did the Pikey Peak trek in 5 days, this was the perfect trek to do if you have only a few days of vacation to take in Nepal. You will see just about everything in a short amount of time including Everest if you are lucky and get a clear day up on Pikey Peak. Kunchock was fantastic in setting up our itinerary and really made sure we were safe the whole time. We even had some flight issues getting to Nepal but Kunchock made sure everything was adjusted to fit our schedule. Dolma... read more

My cousin and I did the Pikey Peak trek in 5 days, this was the perfect trek to do if you have only a few days of vacation to take in Nepal. You will see just about everything in a short amount of time including Everest if you are lucky and get a clear day up on Pikey Peak. Kunchock was fantastic in setting up our itinerary and really made sure we were safe the whole time. We even had some flight issues getting to Nepal but Kunchock made sure everything was adjusted to fit our schedule. Dolma was our tour guide for the trek and I could not have asked for a better one, she let us customize and do just about anything we wanted to during the trek and was extremely friendly and knowledgeable on the Pikey Peak area. Definitely going back the only thing I would say about my trip was I wish I personally had more time!

Hotel Reviews
Pema Boutique Hotel
Kathmandu

The hotel was great, the area it is in really makes you realize you are in Nepal the culture is very different and the restaurant downstairs has great authentic food.

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Hotel Ambassador
Kathmandu

Very nice hotel I felt like I was in a hotel back home in the United States, the food was great at the restaurant upstairs and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Location is great as well since it is not to far from the market in case you wanted to buy any souvenirs.

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Activity Reviews
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhap, Trek to Japre (2920 m)
Nepal

I must say although of course the trek and the peak was the highlight of the trip, my favorite part was just driving to the trek start location. It was about a 6 hour drive and I got to see so many different villages and farms that you pass through along the way. This was something I enjoyed since I could see many different parts of the country and lifestyles other then the city and the mountains.

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Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Trek from Jhapre to Pikey Base Camp
Nepal

The first part of the trek was not to difficult and a perfect length for just getting done with a 6 hour car drive. You will see prayer flags, stupas and some animals on the way up to base camp

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Food
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Trek from Pikey Peak Base Camp to Chaulakharka (1460 m) via Pikey Peak
Nepal
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Trek from Chaulakharka to Shivalaya (1770 m)
Nepal
Quality of Experience
Food
Guides, Drivers and Staff
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Drive from Shivalaya to Kathmandu
Nepal
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Depart kathmandu Nepal
Nepal
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Local specialist: Kunchok Nima
Kunchok
Kunchok Nima
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Hey guys
Thank you for your wonderful Review. Honestly it was pleasure hosting you guys. You guys been so say to set trip with . Glad that the weather turn out so well during your entire trip.
I assured that your kind words have been relayed to our energetic guide Dolma , drivers and all the hotels and people involved.
I'm confident that this is not the last time we are doing trek together. I cannot wait to do some great hiking around the Colorado someday and taste some meal cooked by Chris !

Until then take care and catch you soon

Cheers
Kunchok

Amazing trip, the local guides for our hike a...
Nepal | Sep 21 - Oct 4, 2022

lilly
lilly p.
Australia | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2022

Amazing trip, the local guides for our hike and safari were absolutely incredible and made our holiday so easy. The whole trip was well organised and we felt very relaxed.

Local specialist: Erin Green

Bire the guide was great in Nepal. You should...
Nepal | Sep 9 - Oct 2, 2022

James
James C.
Palo Alto, CA | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2022

Bire the guide was great in Nepal. You should keep him on your team.
The hotel in Thamel was not great as it was next to an open air bar playing live music until late at night, hard to sleep. read more

Bire the guide was great in Nepal. You should keep him on your team.
The hotel in Thamel was not great as it was next to an open air bar playing live music until late at night, hard to sleep.

Hotel Reviews
Thamel Villa
Kathmandu

Clean, and nice people but too loud at night to sleep

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Namobuddha Resort
Dhulikhel
Authenticity & Character
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Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Milla Guesthouse Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur
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Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

Hey James, thanks so much for your 4.5 star review of your trip. We certainly plan to keep Bire around and were very happy to hear that you had such a great time with him!
Thanks for your feedback on the hotel, it's a shame to hear that a noisy bar has opened next door as it's a great little spot otherwise and as you saw, the owners have done a great job restoring the traditional building.

Until next time!
Amanda

Thank you for taking care of us and make the trip so smooth
Nepal | Jun 8 - Jun 15, 2022

Martina
Martina G.
Spain | Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Thank you for the experience! Our trip to Nepal was incredible, we loved both our sightseeing around Kathmandu and our trek to Gorephani. What made this experience such a good one, undoubtedly, was the help and support we got from the following people:
Ngima - helped organised the trip before it started)
Lakpa - drove us around Kathmandu, took care of our transfers, and helped with every challenge that came along the way
Ang Gelu Sherpa (trek guide) and Gyalbu Sherpa (porter) - who took... read more

Thank you for the experience! Our trip to Nepal was incredible, we loved both our sightseeing around Kathmandu and our trek to Gorephani. What made this experience such a good one, undoubtedly, was the help and support we got from the following people:
Ngima - helped organised the trip before it started)
Lakpa - drove us around Kathmandu, took care of our transfers, and helped with every challenge that came along the way
Ang Gelu Sherpa (trek guide) and Gyalbu Sherpa (porter) - who took care of us during the trek, made sure we were healthy and comfortable.
We knew we were travelling during a not ideal season (monsoon), but Kim Kim made it sure to plan the best possible options to make the most of our trip.
Thank you again for taking care of us.

Activity Review
Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (8,562 feet / 2,610 m), Sunrise at Poon Hill
Nepal

This was the highlight of the trip, Annapurna sight is mindblowing.

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Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Hi Martina,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Glad to hear that you had a memorable trip and that you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I hope you see you again for your next adventure soon. :)

Best regards,
Ngima ( NMMT family)

Wonderful time in Nepal
Nepal | May 12 - May 18, 2022

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Pun C.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2022

I had an wonderful time in Nepal thanks to the Kimkim team. Right from the beginning when I contacted them, Amanda kept me update and reply to my questions in a timely fashion.
Pratikshya is my guide in Nepal and she is very knowledgeable.
I really like Namo Buddha resort and wish I could stay one more night there.
I am planning to do the base camp trek and I would definitely have them to organize this trek for me.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Jun 19, 2022

Hi Pun,

Thanks for the 5 star review for your trip, Namobuddha certainly is a beautiful spot and the resort very unique! We're looking forward to having you back to complete your Everest trek, we'll make sure Namobuddha has your room waiting for you :)

Cheers,
Amanda

Three Passes Trek
Nepal | May 16 - Jun 4, 2022

Todd
Todd T.
Pflugerville, TX | Reviewed on Jun 07, 2022

Thanks to Ngima and his team for putting together an itinerary and experience that worked for my schedule and abilities. It was clear during the planning process that Ngima has great experience in the Everest region and working with clients to design a personalized trip. Once the trip began, Ngima's team was terrific in providing information and support to be sure I was ready to begin the trek. My guide and porter were wonderful, full of local knowledge and expertise that added to my... read more

Thanks to Ngima and his team for putting together an itinerary and experience that worked for my schedule and abilities. It was clear during the planning process that Ngima has great experience in the Everest region and working with clients to design a personalized trip. Once the trip began, Ngima's team was terrific in providing information and support to be sure I was ready to begin the trek. My guide and porter were wonderful, full of local knowledge and expertise that added to my overall experience. It was great learning from them and having them along for support, and after spending 17 days with them, it was hard to say goodbye. Thanks Ngima and team!

Activity Reviews
Trek from Chukhung to Lobuche (16,210 feet / 4,940 m) via Kongma La Pass
Lobuche
Trek from Gorak Shep to Lobuche (16,207 feet / 4940 m), Sunrise from Kala Patthar
Lobuche
Trek from Dzongla to Gokyo (15,584 feet / 4750 m) via Cho La Pass
Gokyo
Trek from Gokyo to Marlung (17,585 feet / 5360 m) via Renjo La Pass
Marlung
Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Jun 08, 2022

Hi Todd,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Glad to hear that you had a great time during your stay in Nepal and that you are satisfied with the services provided by our staff. It was indeed a pleasure to organize a memorable trip for you. I hope you see you soon for your next adventure in Nepal.

Best regards,
Ngima,
NMMT family

Nepal with the family
Nepal | Apr 30 - May 8, 2022

Ainhoa
Ainhoa O.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

We went to Nepal in May2022, two families with kids. We organized the trip with Sangita who made the best suggestions for our itinerary. We visited Kathmandu and Bhaktapur with Vipin, our guide. He was fabulous, knew a lot from Nepal: culture, history and people. After that we flew to Pokhara were we had a different guide. In this case we were dissapointed with his knowledge, however the driver we got was very talktive and nice. We also stayed one night in Astam, it was nice but we wouldn't... read more

We went to Nepal in May2022, two families with kids. We organized the trip with Sangita who made the best suggestions for our itinerary. We visited Kathmandu and Bhaktapur with Vipin, our guide. He was fabulous, knew a lot from Nepal: culture, history and people. After that we flew to Pokhara were we had a different guide. In this case we were dissapointed with his knowledge, however the driver we got was very talktive and nice. We also stayed one night in Astam, it was nice but we wouldn't recommend it, Pokhara is much nicer. Our driver then took us to Chitwan were we stayed in the best hotel of the trip, plus the kids enjoyed a lot the safaris. Finally back to Patan that it was also very nice. Vipin met us there again for dinner and last visits.

We would definetly recommend Sangita and her agency. They were very helpful, giving tips and suggestions, replying quickly to all of our mails and adapting to our requirements.
We hope to come back again!!!

Hotel Reviews
Sapana Village Lodge
Chitwan

The hotel and service was amazing! fully recommended.

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Oasis Kathmandu Hotel
Kathmandu

Basic but comfortable hotel

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Traditional Stay
Mangalbazar, Kathmandu

Great location, fantastic rooms and breakfast.

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Pokhara Batika Classic Boutique Hotel
Pokhara

Well located and comfortable.

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Annapurna Eco Village
Pokhara

The place is amazing if you are looking for an authentic place, ecological to disconnect from the rest of the world. Amazing staff and great views of the mountains. However for us travelling with kids was not the best choice, only vegetables to eat and no places to go to so eating there is the only option. Only cold water was available for shower even if you could take warm one from a tank. We loved their lifestyle and approach but again, travelling with kids I would not recommend much.

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Up in the hills, nice views and far from the civilization
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Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Jun 01, 2022

Dear Ainhoa,

Thank you for booking your Nepal family trip with us. Glad to know you had a great travel experience with us. We appreciate all your feedback and consider it for other family trips in the future. We look forward to welcoming you and your family/friends back to Nepal someday.

Best Regards
Sangita and HNB Team

An absolutely wonderful and memorable trip!
Nepal | May 22 - May 27, 2022

Vedran
Vedran V.
Germany | Reviewed on May 29, 2022

We have nothing but praise for the team at Himalayan Trails and kimkim! This was our first fully guided trip, and our first trip with kimkim. I can definitely say that it won't be our last.

Our trip coordinators, Kripa and Erin, listened to our input and designed a perfect trip, combining cultural sights, light trekking and wonderful views of the Himalayas. They were very helpful before the trip with advice on preparation, packing, logistics, immigration, etc. During the trip, they... read more

We have nothing but praise for the team at Himalayan Trails and kimkim! This was our first fully guided trip, and our first trip with kimkim. I can definitely say that it won't be our last.

Our trip coordinators, Kripa and Erin, listened to our input and designed a perfect trip, combining cultural sights, light trekking and wonderful views of the Himalayas. They were very helpful before the trip with advice on preparation, packing, logistics, immigration, etc. During the trip, they checked in with us numerous times to make sure everything was going well. Everything was flawlessly coordinated. We always had someone picking us up at the airport or at our accommodation, and a driver was always waiting to take us to our next destination. This is quite a feat to pull off in post-Covid Nepal, which is just getting back into tourism after two long years of pandemic. The team is clearly well connected and has great relationships with the tourism industry in Nepal.

We had two guides during the trip - Pratikshya for the cultural sights, and Tendu for the trekking portion. Pratikshya was very attentive and knowledgeable about Nepali culture, history and tradition. Apart from the beautiful Durbar squares of Patan and Bhaktapur (a must visit when coming to Kathmandu), one of the highlights of the tour was seeing the awe-inspiring chariot in Patan. The chariot is constructed in May for a big religious celebration, and Pratikshya went out of her way to make sure that we saw it.

Tendu was a wonderful trekking guide! He is a Himalayan mountain tour expert and a very positive and friendly person. Our trek was very light for Nepal standards (our choice), but he kept it very fun and interesting. He pointed out all of the different mountains in the horizon (he knows them all very well), told us about other treks that we could experience in the future, and pointed out the local flora and fauna in the region. He also took us around some of the farms in the hills near Pokhara, where we interacted with local farmers. The tea houses were much nicer than we expected, and Tendu always made sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. The highlight of the trek was breakfast at the Basanta lodge in Dhampus, where the sky cleared up and we could see the Annapurna mountain range. We also want to give a special thank you to our wonderful porter, Lakpa, who is a legend in his own right, having summited Mt. Everest six times!

Overall, I can't recommend the team at Himalayan Trails enough! Thank you so much for all of your hard work and hospitality! Nepal is an incredible country with so much to see and experience, and we highly recommend Himalayan Trails for anyone wishing to experience Nepal!

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Jun 01, 2022

Thanks so much Vedran for this awesome review. It was wonderful working with you pre trip, and I'm so glad you had a great time in Nepal, and with Tendu and Pratikshya, two of our guides that have been with the team for over 10 years. And to Lakpa, too- he's done amazing feats, hey! Hope to see you back one of these days!

Nepal - dreams can come true.
Nepal | Apr 4 - Apr 19, 2022

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rhona s.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Every aspect of our trip was fantastically good - it was a trip I had been dreaming about for many, many years and it surpassed every expectation. Delayed by Covid, Raj and his team were endlessly patient in planning and re-planning our trip, and I felt at every point he really listened to and understood what I wanted - and delivered it. Every activity - trekking, rafting, sightseeing and more - were well-organised and truly memorable. Every transfer (there were many!)worked seamlessly. Big... read more

Every aspect of our trip was fantastically good - it was a trip I had been dreaming about for many, many years and it surpassed every expectation. Delayed by Covid, Raj and his team were endlessly patient in planning and re-planning our trip, and I felt at every point he really listened to and understood what I wanted - and delivered it. Every activity - trekking, rafting, sightseeing and more - were well-organised and truly memorable. Every transfer (there were many!)worked seamlessly. Big shout-out to the legend that is Kumar, who guided us on our Mustang trek and who was generous in sharing his huge knowledge and expertise, meticulous in looking after us and with a great sense of humour too. If he is available, book him. Another big shout out to Bipin who took such great care of us in Nepal and made sure we always had what we needed and was again endlessly generous in sharing his knowledge with us. If you are thinking about traveling to Nepal, you would be in no better hands than this team - just go! We are already thinking about our next trip - as a destination, its highly addictive.

Hotel Review
Namobuddha Resort
Dhulikhel

Gorgeous location, peaceful and green. Food is delicious and accommodation is super comfortable.

Tips for future travelers

See above.

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Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
Raj
Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on May 25, 2022

Rhona, I am so happy it did finally happen. We had all waited so long for the trip to finally take place. Thanks for being so adjustable and so patient.

I will definitely transfer this wonderful review to my team and to Namaboudha Resort, and nothing would have happened without them and their excellent attention to detail and service.

I am so sorry I did not get to meet you personally. I would have loved that!

Until next time.

Smooth Efficent Amazing Trek
Nepal | May 9 - May 17, 2022

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Gavin T.
Honolulu, HI | Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Smooth efficent process coupled withs mazibg trek and even better people. While the weather was uncooperative the trip was amazing. From the start of ommunicatuons with Ngima and his local treking company Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails, the process of my iteneray changes bd request were handled quickly and professionally. Greeted by Tashi, Ngima son, a young professional easy with a smile or laugh, at airport arrival gate and escorted through process to hotel and off to trek. Meet by... read more

Smooth efficent process coupled withs mazibg trek and even better people. While the weather was uncooperative the trip was amazing. From the start of ommunicatuons with Ngima and his local treking company Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails, the process of my iteneray changes bd request were handled quickly and professionally. Greeted by Tashi, Ngima son, a young professional easy with a smile or laugh, at airport arrival gate and escorted through process to hotel and off to trek. Meet by Furba Tashi my guide with 4 Mt Everest Summits and Lagbar (sorry for misspelling) porter i was in capable hands. I was looked after the entirety of the trek. It was obvious that my saftey was most important followed by enjoyment of the environment (views and culture).
My arrival back at Kathmandu and depature onwar again were handled without issues and timely. It is my pleasure to recommend Kim Kim and more importantly Nepal Myths and Mountain Trail Tashi and Nigma.
Dhan'yavāda
Gavon

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Hi Gavin,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and pictures. The pictures are indeed very beautiful. Glad to hear that you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I hope to see you soon on your next trip to Nepal. Until then be safe and enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Best regards,
Tashi, NMMT

Amanda, Mads, Raj & team are the best.
Nepal | Apr 27 - May 12, 2022

Derek
Derek E.
Cambodia | Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Amanda, Mads, Raj & team are the best. read more

Amanda, Mads, Raj & team are the best.

Hotel Review
Everest Summit Lodge, Lukla

Skeleton staff were friendly, we think, it was tough to tell.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Amanda, Mads, Raj & team are the best.
Nepal | May 3 - May 12, 2022

Derek
Derek E.
Cambodia | Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Amanda, Mads, Raj & team are the best. read more

Amanda, Mads, Raj & team are the best.

Hotel Review
The Pavilions Himalayas Lake View
Pokhara
Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We loved visiting Nepal!
Nepal | Apr 29 - May 10, 2022

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Katherine C.
Carmel, IN | Reviewed on May 17, 2022

We enjoyed everything about our first trip to Nepal! Actually, my husband had been to Nepal on business, but this was his first trip where he was able to mix business with pleasure. Kimkim, Himalayan Trails, and Amanda helped us from our first thought of "We want to see Nepal" to the finished product. We toured Kathmandu and its UNESCO heritage sites with our wonderful guide, Pratikshya; we trekked the area surrounding Pokhara with expert trekking guide Naresh; we toured Chitwan National... read more

We enjoyed everything about our first trip to Nepal! Actually, my husband had been to Nepal on business, but this was his first trip where he was able to mix business with pleasure. Kimkim, Himalayan Trails, and Amanda helped us from our first thought of "We want to see Nepal" to the finished product. We toured Kathmandu and its UNESCO heritage sites with our wonderful guide, Pratikshya; we trekked the area surrounding Pokhara with expert trekking guide Naresh; we toured Chitwan National Park with the folks at Jungle Villa. Himalayan Trails took care of us always, arranging our transfers, tours, hotels, flights, Covid tests, etc. We highly recommend using their expertise to plan your trip to Nepal. Some of our highlights and favorites: we loved our 'luxury lodges' on our trek with happy hour, delicious farm-to-table cooking, and comfortable rooms - a great complement to the fabulous Nepali mountain scenery and the welcoming nature of the Gurung people (hint: prepare physically for your Nepal trek - it's more strenuous than most hiking in the USA). It was wonderful to visit Chitwan National park and the Tharu people; we saw rhinoceros, small animals, and birds (the tour on the previous day saw sloth bear). And, of course, Kathmandu is a treat - a mix of history, art, culture, religion with so much to see and do. All in all, we had a wonderful experience thanks to Amanda, our guides, and the lovely people of Nepal.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Jun 03, 2022

Thanks for your 5 star review Kathy, I'm so glad your trip finally worked out, even with 2 covid years in between and it was great to meet you both in Kathmandu! You're quite right that 'Himalayan easy' trekking is different to 'easy' in other places - there proportions of the terrain here always has challenges.

Thanks for being wonderful guests!

Cheers,
Amanda

Quality experience and well guided
Nepal | Apr 12 - Apr 19, 2022

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Adrien R.
Haiti | Reviewed on May 03, 2022

Our experience was wonderful and a lot more qualitative than what we expected. Thanks to the great guidance of Naresh and Kunga we always had the best accomodations and often a private room for us two with bathroom attached. This even in the highest point.
Naresh, the guide, was always adapting to our pace, finding the right balance between giving us additional information and explanation, and respecting our privacy. They were always available if we needed anything.
We made it to the top thanks to them!

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on May 04, 2022

Hi Adrien, thanks for your review, I know Naresh and the whole team are so happy to be out on the trails again. It was lovely to meet you both, we look forward to having you here again!

Best,
Amanda

Manaslu circuit trek
Nepal | Mar 12 - Apr 1, 2022

Rick
Rick B.
Houston, TX | Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022

Our trek of the Manaslu circuit in Nepal arranged by Kripa was outstanding. During this post-Covid planning phase, Kripa answered our hundreds of questions immediately and kept us up to date on travel in Nepal. Everything was handled smoothly, from our airport pickup to assisting us on our shopping adventure in Kathmandu for trekking supplies. Our guide, Gelu, was the best. He took care of us the entire trek, even assisting in the kitchen with meals. The two porters he selected were amazing,... read more

Our trek of the Manaslu circuit in Nepal arranged by Kripa was outstanding. During this post-Covid planning phase, Kripa answered our hundreds of questions immediately and kept us up to date on travel in Nepal. Everything was handled smoothly, from our airport pickup to assisting us on our shopping adventure in Kathmandu for trekking supplies. Our guide, Gelu, was the best. He took care of us the entire trek, even assisting in the kitchen with meals. The two porters he selected were amazing, carrying our gear effortlessly over passes that took our breath away, powered only by dal baht 24/7. Thanks to Kripa and her team for giving us a wonderful once-in-a lifetime trip.

Hotel Review
Hotel Mulberry
Kathmandu
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar
Kripa
Kripa Sunuwar
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dear Rick,
Thank for your kind words! It was a pleasure meeting you all after so long of planning! I'm glad that Gelu & his team did an excellent job looking after you all and completing this trek!
I would love to see you all back in the near future!
Till then take care and be safe!
Namaste!
Kripa

Amazing time in Nepal
Nepal | Apr 9 - Apr 16, 2022

Melinda
Melinda S.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Apr 24, 2022

Sangita did a wonderful time setting up all of the details of my trip. The hotels I stayed at were comfortable and in great locations, the daily tours were engaging and everything was easy and enjoyable. My guide Bipin in Kathmandu was knowledgable and engaging and set the daily tours at my pace. I was able to ask any and all of my questions and he shared so much knowledge that my brain is full of Nepalese history and culture. My time at Chitwan was full of great experiences - I saw so... read more

Sangita did a wonderful time setting up all of the details of my trip. The hotels I stayed at were comfortable and in great locations, the daily tours were engaging and everything was easy and enjoyable. My guide Bipin in Kathmandu was knowledgable and engaging and set the daily tours at my pace. I was able to ask any and all of my questions and he shared so much knowledge that my brain is full of Nepalese history and culture. My time at Chitwan was full of great experiences - I saw so many animals including several Rhinos. I had a wonderful time and will be back one day. Thank you Sangita and Bipin

Hotel Review
Traditional Stay
Mangalbazar, Kathmandu

This hotel is in the perfect location to walk and see so many great historical and cultural places. Several restaurants were walking distance and the restaurant in the hotel was good. The staff was friendly and helpful and the bed was comfortable.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Great location
Staff
Everyone was helpful and friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dear Melinda,

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host your trip. We are glad to know that you had an amazing travel experience with us. We look forward to seeing you and your friends/family back in Nepal someday :)

Best Regards,
Sangita and HNB team

My daughter and I had a fantastic time during...
Nepal | Oct 18 - Nov 7, 2021

Jennifer
Jennifer S.
Linda, CA | Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

My daughter and I had a fantastic time during our stay in Nepal. Ngima and his team took excellent care of us. We arrived as clients but felt like friends and family when we left. Everyone took great care of us and we are already looking forward to a return trip with Nepal!

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Hi Jennifer,
Thank you so much for the great review. It was a pleasure to organize the trip for you. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again for your next trip.

Best regards,
Ngima

Upper Mustang trekking
Nepal | Nov 19 - Dec 3, 2021

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Sophie S.
Switzerland | Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

We really like the trekking ! It was as we expected, the organisation was perfect and Sangita is very available and kind. She answers fast and precise and she knows what she’s talking about. We really recommend to travel with her compagny!

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dear Sophie,

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host your trip. We are glad to know that you and Joelle had amazing travel experience with us. We look forward to seeing you and your friends/family back in Nepal someday :)

Please take care
Best Regards,
Sangita and HNB team

Sights and sounds of Nepal
Nepal | Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2021

Waddah
Waddah A.
Qatar | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2021

I had a 5 days break from work and decided to visit Nepal. From the onset of the trip, I had support from Kripa who provided me with a packed program that captured all of historical and cultural places in the Kathmandu Valley. It was a mesmerising experience made perfect by the local guide Rajiv who was able to give me many insights and information about Nepal. I visited temples, palaces, museums but the highlight of my trip was a hike in the mountain. read more

I had a 5 days break from work and decided to visit Nepal. From the onset of the trip, I had support from Kripa who provided me with a packed program that captured all of historical and cultural places in the Kathmandu Valley. It was a mesmerising experience made perfect by the local guide Rajiv who was able to give me many insights and information about Nepal. I visited temples, palaces, museums but the highlight of my trip was a hike in the mountain.

Hotel Review
Hotel Manaslu
Kathmandu
Location
Accessible
Staff
Professional
Cleanliness & Comfort
Cleaner bed covers and towels
Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar
Kripa
Kripa Sunuwar
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2021

It was a pleasure hosting your trip Waddah! Nepal awaits your next visit with your whole family!
Looking forward to seeing you again!

Thanks,
Kripa

Amazing experience with lovely people
Nepal | Feb 11 - Feb 26, 2020

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Lavanya V.
Australia | Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Sangita, Bipin were wonderful - they were generous with their time, friendly, and looked after my brother and I very well. Every aspect of our trip was planned well and we knew that they were always available to help if we needed anything. Cannot recommend anyone more. We spent 9 days trekking the Tamang heritage trail followed by the Langtang trek with our guide Palsang and our Porter Kazu, both organised by Sangita. Trekking with knowledgable and friendly experts ensured our safety and... read more

Sangita, Bipin were wonderful - they were generous with their time, friendly, and looked after my brother and I very well. Every aspect of our trip was planned well and we knew that they were always available to help if we needed anything. Cannot recommend anyone more. We spent 9 days trekking the Tamang heritage trail followed by the Langtang trek with our guide Palsang and our Porter Kazu, both organised by Sangita. Trekking with knowledgable and friendly experts ensured our safety and made the experience much more enjoyable. My brother and I plan to return to Nepal one day and plan to organise any trip we book with Sangita!

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dear Lavanya,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad to hear that both you and your brother had a great travel experience with us. We look forward to seeing you back in our country Nepal someday :)

Please take care.

Best Regards From Nepal
Sangita and HNB Team

Trekking and tiger safari
Nepal | Mar 12 - Mar 22, 2020

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Christopher D.
East Moline, IL | Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

We did a semi custom trip (11 day) for three with some moderate trekking in Annapurna region, tiger safari in Bardia NP, with some cultural activities in Kathmandu. The trip was well organized and flexible. I only provided some general guidance on my desires and Chhewang made suggestions and tied it all together after some feedback from me. We all enjoyed the trekking and the tiger safari, where we we able to see 4 tigers in the wild over 2 days.
Our trip was interrupted by the covid-19 virus... read more

We did a semi custom trip (11 day) for three with some moderate trekking in Annapurna region, tiger safari in Bardia NP, with some cultural activities in Kathmandu. The trip was well organized and flexible. I only provided some general guidance on my desires and Chhewang made suggestions and tied it all together after some feedback from me. We all enjoyed the trekking and the tiger safari, where we we able to see 4 tigers in the wild over 2 days.
Our trip was interrupted by the covid-19 virus with us being one of the last tour groups. Luckily it was near the end of trip, but there were several scares that the airport would be shutdown to international flights. Chhewang and others were very supportive and helpful in altering the last few days of our trip to try to leave early. We ended up making it out about 36 hrs before the airport closed.
We will consider using the company again for a future trip to Bhutan.

Local specialist: Chhewang Lama
Chhewang
Chhewang Lama
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Hi Christopher

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It is indeed our pleasure to host you and your daughters to Nepal. Amazing you saw Tiger! Thanks for sharing those pic. And videos. Those were awesome. it was sad during the end of your trip due to covid-19. However, we are happy that you made it safe Home.
Rest assured we are very much looking forward to greeting you again and host you to Nepal or Bhutan trip in near future.

Best wishes 


Chhewang

Excellent trip. Amanda did an excellent job ...
Nepal | Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2020

Peter
Peter S.
Morrisville, NC | Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Excellent trip. Amanda did an excellent job of understanding my requirements and tailoring a trip to my exact needs. She was very responsive in her communications and ensured that each aspect of the trip was handled smoothly.

The logistics of the trip were handled flawlessly; from various pick ups and drop offs (airport, hotels, trip legs, etc).

My guides were wonderful.

My cultural guide, Suman was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. I appreciated the personal touches; guiding me... read more

Excellent trip. Amanda did an excellent job of understanding my requirements and tailoring a trip to my exact needs. She was very responsive in her communications and ensured that each aspect of the trip was handled smoothly.

The logistics of the trip were handled flawlessly; from various pick ups and drop offs (airport, hotels, trip legs, etc).

My guides were wonderful.

My cultural guide, Suman was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. I appreciated the personal touches; guiding me through receiving a Hindu blessing and lighting candles for departed loved ones to buying me the best frozen yogurt in Katmandu.

My trekking guide, Rishi was a joy to spend 4 days with. He was very attentive and made sure I was safe and comfortable. His warm smile and sunny personality made each day special and fun. I really enjoyed getting to know him through each day of walking and the meals we shared.

The accommodations exceeded my expectations. Each hotel/guest house was very comfortable with modern facilities. The meals and service were excellent. The staff were consistently warm and accommodating. It was clear that everyone wanted to ensure I had an excellent experience.

The trek was perfect for my needs. It was just challenging enough to make me feel a sense of accomplishment when we reached each destination. The countryside is gorgeous and the historic sites fascinating.

My experience with Nepal was made incredible by the warmth and friendliness of the people.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Customised trip in Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara
Nepal | Feb 20 - Feb 27, 2020

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Woon Teng K.
Singapore | Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Amanda planned for my travel companion and I a 8-days, 7-nights trip to Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara. It was both of our first trip to Nepal and I must say it was an eye-opening experience!

Here's what I liked and did not like about the trip:

The positives

- The planning was generally good and made sense. We arrived on late night of 20 February right before the Maha Shivatri festival on 21 February. Instead of planning for us to visit Pasupatinath temple that day (which would have been... read more

Amanda planned for my travel companion and I a 8-days, 7-nights trip to Kathmandu Valley and Pokhara. It was both of our first trip to Nepal and I must say it was an eye-opening experience!

Here's what I liked and did not like about the trip:

The positives

- The planning was generally good and made sense. We arrived on late night of 20 February right before the Maha Shivatri festival on 21 February. Instead of planning for us to visit Pasupatinath temple that day (which would have been exploding with millions of worshipers and impossible to get in), Amanda and team planned it on the following day, 22 February, when we still got to experience remnants of the festivities and the crowd, but still be able to get around the temple

- Being flexible in terms of our asks and requirements, e.g.: planning two separate hikes for us when we stated that we wanted to experience a bit of hiking during our trip, and planning a really enjoyable white-water rafting session for us even though we were not in the season for white-water rafting yet. (The rest of the crew had to be made up by other members of the rafting team, but we were good to go with two pax).

- Special mention goes to Ritesh from the Operations team, who has been extremely responsive throughout the trip and helping us whenever things did not go as planned. Due to weather conditions, our Everest scenic flight was cancelled twice, our hot air balloon and helicopter flight to Annapurna base camp were also all cancelled, and he was very diligent and fast in helping us liaise with the respective provider companies, and in helping us get our refunds. The trip would have been quite dreary if not for his help, with so many things being cancelled! So I must really thank him for being there (via text) for us

- Keshab as a guide for Pokhara - He is really young but he made up for it by his boundless energy. He doubled up as both a tour guide and as our trekking guide up the World Peace Pagoda, and was really helpful to us especially throughout our hikes, helping to carry not just one but both our bags as we made the journey up the steps. He also told us interesting stories of the attractions we were in, and made jokes and riddles along the way to liven up the atmosphere, and make sure both of us were well taken care of

- The guesthouses that were booked were really charming and full of the flavours of local Nepali architecture. I especially liked Milla Guesthouse in Bhaktapur and Thamel Villa in Kathmandu. The former felt really cozy with a lady owner who was so friendly and accommodating, and specially prepared our breakfast (baked our bread and made jam for us) late into the night! Whereas the latter was a bit more European in its architecture / chandeliers, but still really charming, and it tied up with a restaurant across the road for breakfast that was really delicious.

The (slight) negatives

- Amanda, while being fairly responsive, regrettably had a slightly different communication style from me. The itinerary she planned was a little high level and vague, and I realised I needed to be very specific when communicating with her, if not her responses may still not really answer the crux of the question. Also, there were some errors in what she communicated with us vis-a-vis what eventually panned out: E.g.: there was no heater in our hotel in Patan - Swotha Traditional Homes, even though she sounded pretty sure there were heaters in all our hotels; Or that after whitewater rafting, as we were enroute from Kathmandu to Pokhara, there were no shower facilities and only a small room for changing (we were of the impression from her there were shower facilities). I had also requested for her to try to put some of the information that she mentioned in our fairly long interactions on KimKim into the final itinerary, e.g.: estimated start and end time every day, emergency contacts, etc. But that was eventually not added into our itinerary and only passed to us on a handwritten paper that could have been easily misplaced on the 2nd day. Again, I acknowledge most of my frustrations could be attributed to a difference in communication styles, but at the amount we were paying: ~USD1.8K per pax for 8 days of mostly 3-star guesthouse accommodation, I believe I was justified to expect a little more

- Our guide in Kathmandu Valley, Pratikshya. She was very comprehensive, fluent in English and detailed in her explanations to us, which I agree with some of the other reviews written here. However, I felt there was still a little room for improvement. Throughout the few days in Kathmandu valley when we visited the various UNESCO world heritage sites, other than Pashupatinath temple, I felt she was a little bit rushed, and I did not have enough time to fully explore the various places or imbibe in the local culture and vibe. This was especially the case in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which was really pretty. We just briefly walked into the palace for a very short while (and wasn't sure if there were any other buildings in the square to explore), and then continued on our walk to the hotel. Granted, she did give us our Durbar Square tickets so that we could come back if we wanted to. But in the case of some of the venues, like Bhaktapur, it was a very long walk from our hotel and very difficult for two females to come back all the way in the dark. Also, we were travelling in a very small group of two. However, most of the time, she was walking ahead with my other travel companion and explaining to her, leaving me trailing behind and not knowing what is happening. I think the trip would have been more enjoyable if she made a bit more effort to involve both of us (given it is such a small group). Last but not least, on our hike up to Namobuddha, we were given the choice of two places to eat for lunch - the Namobuddha resort that served farm-to-table organic vegetarian meals, and the monastery restaurant. The former needed to be booked half an hour before we arrived. She briefly mentioned the choices the night before and I opted to decide on the day itself. She asked us for our choice again midway through our hike. However, as the information was incomplete / erroneous and my travel companion was extremely strong-minded, I was compelled to make a decision I did not want at a time I was feeling very exhausted - Pratikshya told us that the resort only had a fixed vegetarian menu every day (without telling us what is the menu that day) whereas the monastery restaurant had an ala carte menu where we can order whatever we want. Also, we could drink beer in the monastery restaurant but not at the resort (something I wanted to do to celebrate our achievement of completing the hike). The impression I got was that the resort was more touristy whereas the monastery restaurant was more authentic. But when we finally made the hike up I realised it was anything but! The monastery restaurant had only a menu handwritten on the board of 7 dishes (most of them included things I could find in my local country like Fried Rice and Fried Noodles), was full of tourists, and last but most importantly, could not serve beer because it was a restaurant owned by the monastery. I had to go the the restaurant opposite if I wanted beer. I felt a little cheated because I might have enjoyed it a little better if I went to the Namobuddha Resort and tried food that was actually grown locally. But there was no more time to try or change my decision after the hike, as we could not afford a slightly longer lunch and had to drive down to Bhaktapur, for which she rushed through anyway.

- Kimkim's payment policy: We were a little uncomfortable having to pay 100% of our trip costs even before the trip commenced, and were worried that Himalayan Trails would not be incentivised to put in good service as a result. Thankfully it turned out OK, but it would be good if kimkim can review its payment policy to leave some percentage (perhaps 10% or so) to be paid at the end of the trip.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Nepal tour
Nepal | Feb 2 - Feb 15, 2020

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Ann Marice U.
the Philippines | Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Sangita was so great from the start. She promptly and patiently answered all questions and concerns when we were coming up with the itinerary. Together with Bipin and Rabin, they gave us a memorable trip that introduced us to how wonderful Nepal is. We hope we'll have the chance to return.

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Feb 23, 2020

Dear Ann,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you all had a great travel experience with us. We look forward to seeing you back in our country Nepal someday :)

Best Regards
Sangita and HNB Team

Fantastic experience with kimkim's team in Nepal
Nepal | Jan 20 - Jan 24, 2020

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Adithep V.
Mountain View, CA | Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Our party of 4 adults from Thailand were in Nepal for our first time for 4 nights and we all had a safe and wonderful time thanks to kimkim and the team. As the organizer, it wasn't easy to choose a local tour company because there are so many to screen, but I was very happy to have chosen kimkim and this team. Pre-trip, the entire coordination process such as emails back and forth, queries, payment etc was very smooth. I love kimkim's email communication system which basically makes life... read more

Our party of 4 adults from Thailand were in Nepal for our first time for 4 nights and we all had a safe and wonderful time thanks to kimkim and the team. As the organizer, it wasn't easy to choose a local tour company because there are so many to screen, but I was very happy to have chosen kimkim and this team. Pre-trip, the entire coordination process such as emails back and forth, queries, payment etc was very smooth. I love kimkim's email communication system which basically makes life so much easier than going through regular email chains. Also appreciated the fast response times to queries and for this we have to thank our point man, Chhewang, who met us several times during the trip. Our local guide Gyaljan and trek captain Sonam were both excellent as well, very knowledgeable and highly flexible to accommodate our needs (and we were at times very demanding!) which is exactly what we were looking for in a customized tour. We chose accommodation (btw the Mariott Kathmandu is the best at the moment) but transport, restaurants etc which were pre-arranged were all very good quality. The historical sites in the capital are not to be missed, and we also loved the Chandragiri cable car. However, the highlight of the trip was no doubt our 14km trek (easy one for Nepal) to Nagarkot - the weather was perfect and the views of the Himalayan ranges simply amazing. 5 days and 4 nights was too short. We'd love to go back and if we do, we'll use kimkim and team again.

Local specialist: Chhewang Lama
Chhewang
Chhewang Lama
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dear Adithep

Thank you very much for your positive feedback. It is indeed our pleasure to host you, your wife and friends to Nepal. Happy to know that you had a wonderful time and that our service reach your expectations: D

Rest assured that your kind words have been relayed to Sonam and Gyaljen - all our staff and we are very much looking forward to greeting you again and host you to Nepal for a longer trip in near future.

Best wishes 


Chhewang

Yogesh has been very good and helpful, he mad...
Nepal | Jan 24 - Jan 31, 2020

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Zhen L.
Hong Kong SAR China | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2020

Yogesh has been very good and helpful, he made my whole trip. Everything went exactly as in the itinerary, except for a minor mistake on Temple Tree Hotel check out and pick up time. The hotel staff told me the wrong time which was one and half hour earlier than the arranged. The last day photograph tour was the best, far beyond my exception. The guide was a super kind and knowledgeable gentleman. He was the best during this trip.

Overall, great experience. I will surely consider Social Tour next time in Nepal.

Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
Raj
Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Feb 04, 2020

Zhen, thanks for the wonderful review and apologies for the miscommunication in the hotel in Pokhara. They constantly change staff and sometimes communication between the teams is not always perfect.

I will definitely let Yogesh know how good you felt under his care. He has recently joined the company and is already a great asset in preparing all the logistics for the trip.

Thanks for taking the time, and thanks for the review. See you soon again in Nepal!

Had a wonderful time and memorable experience...
Nepal | Jan 18 - Jan 25, 2020

Dale
Dale H.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Feb 01, 2020

Had a wonderful time and memorable experiences on the Annapurna circuit. Fantastic scenery and breathtaking mountains.

Tashi organised everything perfectly - it couldn’t have been better. He was very attentive and quick to respond to questions about the trip. Also helped me out making sure I had the right gear.

A special thanks to my marvellous guide and new found brother Pemba - he was a delight to be with. Really experienced and informative. Nothing was too much for him to help out with. He was super company on the treks which made the trip so special.

Thanks again
Dale

Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa
Tashi
Tashi Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Feb 02, 2020

Hi Dale, Thank you so much for your beautiful words. Our main inspiration is to work for memorable experiences for each one of our travelers. Your comments are our bigger goal and the reason we work so happy every day.

Thank you so much for choosing Nepal and for choosing us in Kimkim for your memorable trip. It was an honor for us to be part of it.

Thank you for the time you took writing it. I will look forward to welcoming you to our country in near future.

Regards,
Tashi.

Delightful experience
Nepal | Jan 15 - Jan 19, 2020

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Natalie S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Firstly planning our trip with Kim Kim was a delight. The team really asked the right questions and understood what we were looking for in an itinerary. Amanda answered all my detailed questions about safety and they were able to use their local knowledge to suggest the best way to customise our experience. The accommodation exceeded our expectations in terms of cleanliness and luxury. We were given full disclosure regarding the eco lodge not having hot running water but the warmth of the... read more

Firstly planning our trip with Kim Kim was a delight. The team really asked the right questions and understood what we were looking for in an itinerary. Amanda answered all my detailed questions about safety and they were able to use their local knowledge to suggest the best way to customise our experience. The accommodation exceeded our expectations in terms of cleanliness and luxury. We were given full disclosure regarding the eco lodge not having hot running water but the warmth of the staff (a Nepalese family of three generations) more than made up for it. The highly educated, well informed and friendly guide Surbash gave us insights into Kathmandu that enriched our experience and made lifelong memories.
Himalayan trails provided us with reliable, safe drivers and vehicles that were always in the right place at the right time to smooth our journey, often keeping our luggage secure so we could explore unencumbered. Kim Kim and Surbash only recommended food outlets they had tried and enjoyed and they could vouch for the hygiene standards, so we were able to taste a range of modern and authentic Nepalese food and not risk an upset tummy.
We had no concerns regarding procuring clean drinking water although resources are scarce but I would advise any western woman to take a ‘she wee’ device to ensure comfort during days of visiting historical sights and transiting through local airports etc.
Finally, we were pleasantly surprised by how well the Kim Kim staff communicated with us throughout the trip. I was not expecting each different staff member that dealt with us to be so fully informed of our itinerary and requirements. Kripa remained in daily contact to help us navigate changes to our itinerary due to the weather and maximise the enjoyment of our visit.

Nepal is a stunning location with fascinating history. We had an exciting and memorable trip and would definitely book with Kim Kim again and come back to Nepal in future.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Great Family Vacation
Nepal | Dec 30 - Jan 11, 2020

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stuart c.
Birmingham, AL | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Gathered our far-flung family (Mom, Dad, Son (23), Daughter (20) in Nepal for a couple of weeks' vacation January 2020.

Travel Made Easy:
Amanda crafted an excellent itinerary to meet our request to mix trekking with a few relaxing days. KimKim team headed by Raj worked together to make every transfer from arrival to departure smooth (drivers to/from airports, hotels, trailheads as well as arranging for Trekker's Cards, entry fees).

Guides:
Our trekking guide Rajesh and porters were... read more

Gathered our far-flung family (Mom, Dad, Son (23), Daughter (20) in Nepal for a couple of weeks' vacation January 2020.

Travel Made Easy:
Amanda crafted an excellent itinerary to meet our request to mix trekking with a few relaxing days. KimKim team headed by Raj worked together to make every transfer from arrival to departure smooth (drivers to/from airports, hotels, trailheads as well as arranging for Trekker's Cards, entry fees).

Guides:
Our trekking guide Rajesh and porters were friendly, knowledgable and helpful. They even found a great spot to dry out and warm up on one rainy day. In Kathmandu, Pratikshya delivered a great crash course on Nepal's World Heritage sites and religions while connecting us with tasty lunches.

Highly Recommend:
Great for families like ours who always wanted to see the Himalayas and are trying fit a lot in to a couple of weeks.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

What a time!
Nepal | Dec 16 - Dec 16, 2019

Vladimir
Vladimir L.
Santa Monica, CA | Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

To say this was a perfect experience is an understatement! Sangita and her husband, Bipin, provided my girlfriend and I with the dream excursion around Kathmandu. They made it so special, tailoring each step of the way to our wants, needs and desires. Trying authentic foods, exclusive sightseeing, meeting local friends and even directing us to the best (and fair) shops were all part of our journey - not to mention the stories, laughs and unique exchanges along the way. A hard 10/10! Thank you so much Sangita and Bipin! We're forever grateful for such an incredible adventure.

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Dear Vlad,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. We are glad to hear that you and Giulia had a great travel experience with us. We look forward to seeing you back in our country Nepal someday :)

Best Regards
Sangita and HNB Team

My children and I had our health put at risk ...
Nepal | Dec 31 - Jan 12, 2020

Dan
Dan P.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

My children and I had our health put at risk by the disgusting state of the accommodation on the trek. We were not told to bring bedding. We booked a luxury accommodation package at $20,000 usa for three people ( two of which were sharing a room) and 11 days. We were booked into accommodation with no running water no power and no heating. We had to beg every 30 minutes to keep the central wood burning kettle stove alight. We had no room heating in any lodge. The last... read more

My children and I had our health put at risk by the disgusting state of the accommodation on the trek. We were not told to bring bedding. We booked a luxury accommodation package at $20,000 usa for three people ( two of which were sharing a room) and 11 days. We were booked into accommodation with no running water no power and no heating. We had to beg every 30 minutes to keep the central wood burning kettle stove alight. We had no room heating in any lodge. The last lodge was a filthy $30 a night tea house. My daughters were reduced to tears when they saw the mouldy bathrooms, stained beds with no sheets.
It was -15 degrees inside and out. We had not been told to bring sleeping bags. in fact we were told not to.
We were defrauded into a holiday of very low standard while paying a premium price. A number of the properties we visited would be closed by Australian standards for health issues.
Both Raj and Kripa were very keen to take out money while there was a great lack in their knowledge of the properties and service provided. They basically stole our money and our annual holiday together. You should be ashamed of yourselves for this calous and dangerous treatment of other human beings. You will never be forgiven for such a terrible and dangerous situation. I would like to talk personally to Max the owner of mountain trails to alert him to the dangerous undertakings of his Nepal team.

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Our private trek (EBC, Chola Pass, Goyko)
Nepal | Nov 16 - Dec 7, 2019

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Lisa J.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Our private trek (EBC, Chola Pass and Goyko lakes for two) was organised by Kripa last minute and was a fantastic experience. All went as planned and Kripa was accomodating to last minute changes. Our guide Rishi took expert care of us up the mountains and knew exactly how much we could do in one day adjusting the pace or the meal stops to our daily needs. I couldn’t recommend these two people highly enough. In addition to the trek when my partner fell ill in Kathmandu, Kripa was there... read more

Our private trek (EBC, Chola Pass and Goyko lakes for two) was organised by Kripa last minute and was a fantastic experience. All went as planned and Kripa was accomodating to last minute changes. Our guide Rishi took expert care of us up the mountains and knew exactly how much we could do in one day adjusting the pace or the meal stops to our daily needs. I couldn’t recommend these two people highly enough. In addition to the trek when my partner fell ill in Kathmandu, Kripa was there ready to assist with anything we needed. We really felt looked after and cared for and had a great time despite the illness. The Chola pass was my highlight, just so peaceful and serene. Nepal 2020 - book it!

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Fantastic Flexible visit to Nepal
Nepal | Nov 28 - Dec 5, 2019

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Terry D.
Australia | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2020

We had a wonderful experience with Chhewang and his driver in Nepal. They were so flexible when our flights from Lumbini were delayed and adjusted to every little request we sent through - including transporting our luggage between Namobuddah/Balthali/Panuti so that we could do our own 'wandering' between villages. The transport was the best we had anywhere in Nepal. We would highly recommend them for any type of assistance in Nepal from fully catered to independent travelers like us. Thank you so much for making everything flow smoothly!

Local specialist: Chhewang Lama
Chhewang
Chhewang Lama
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Many Thanks Terry. We look forward to arranging more trips in future -May be to Tibet !

Can't Wait to Visit Again!
Nepal | Dec 21 - Dec 29, 2019

Alice
Alice C.
Singapore | Reviewed on Jan 06, 2020

Sangita, Bipin, Rabin are all super helpful and professional! Can't describe how happy to get to know them and had such wonderful memories. We have encountered some flight issues due to local weather and Sangita helped with rearranging the itinerary very quickly. The whole trip is wonderful, most memorable places would be the view from Australia Camp and the world heritage architecture in Kathmandu. Rabin and Bipin did a great job of telling lively stories and giving us knowledge of nature,... read more

Sangita, Bipin, Rabin are all super helpful and professional! Can't describe how happy to get to know them and had such wonderful memories. We have encountered some flight issues due to local weather and Sangita helped with rearranging the itinerary very quickly. The whole trip is wonderful, most memorable places would be the view from Australia Camp and the world heritage architecture in Kathmandu. Rabin and Bipin did a great job of telling lively stories and giving us knowledge of nature, animals, plants, culture...etc. In sum, this is an amazing trip that we both can't wait to visit Nepal another time!

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Jan 07, 2020

Dear Alice & Jun,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was indeed our pleasure to make all the necessary arrangements for your Nepal trip and we are glad to hear that you had a great time in our country and enjoyed all the programs arranged by us.

Cannot wait to see you both back in our country Nepal :)

Regards from Nepal
Sangita & HNB Team

Incredible Journey to Muldai Hill Sunrise
Nepal | Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2020

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Kirk S.
Manhattan, NY | Reviewed on Jan 05, 2020

We are just getting back home from the most incredible trip that KimKim helped to arrange for us in coordination with Himalayan Trails which is their local group in Nepal. From the beginning we were looking for a custom tour of the country that would allow us to enjoy both some time on the mountain trekking as well as a resort. KimKim helped make it all work seamlessly throughout our time.

We were met at the airport in Kathmandu and together with our guide flew to Pokhara to begin the... read more

We are just getting back home from the most incredible trip that KimKim helped to arrange for us in coordination with Himalayan Trails which is their local group in Nepal. From the beginning we were looking for a custom tour of the country that would allow us to enjoy both some time on the mountain trekking as well as a resort. KimKim helped make it all work seamlessly throughout our time.

We were met at the airport in Kathmandu and together with our guide flew to Pokhara to begin the trekking journey. Everything was as good or better than we could have expected including the custom route that they chose for the hike. By going a little against the grain on our path we were able to both beat the crowds in certain areas as well as find some more remote parts of the trail that proved to be the most memorable. Specifically our time at Dobato and the Mt Lucky teahouse where we were welcomed by the family and spent most of the afternoon/evening warming up and conversing through our guide who was great at making sure we got a really culturally unique experience. The sunrise on Muldai Hill was the best part of the trip as we had the entire top of the range to ourselves that morning for a really special experience.

Couldn't be more pleased with both the help arranging the trip (thanks Erin!) and once we got on the ground with Raj and the team at Himalayan Trails. Thanks all and look forward to visiting the wonderful country of Nepal again in the future.

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on May 05, 2020

Hi Kirk,
So wonderful to hear you enjoyed your trip and that Raj and the team took great care of you! That sunrise at Muldai is something special, right? I sure do hope you get to come and visit another part of Nepal in the future. Ah, the days when we get to travel again!

A Perfect 10 days in Nepal
Nepal | Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2019

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Fatema L.
South San Francisco, CA | Reviewed on Jan 04, 2020

A Perfect 10 Days in Nepal

I truly had an amazing time. Kirpa organized the perfect trip which included a trek through the Himalayas and a short 2 day visit to the Chitwan National Park. My trek was exactly what I wanted-challenging! I was able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas. My guide and porter (both named Pemba) were professional, energetic, supportive and kind. I could not have asked for a better team.

I also greatly appreciated Kirpa's agility. She was nimble on her feet... read more

A Perfect 10 Days in Nepal

I truly had an amazing time. Kirpa organized the perfect trip which included a trek through the Himalayas and a short 2 day visit to the Chitwan National Park. My trek was exactly what I wanted-challenging! I was able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas. My guide and porter (both named Pemba) were professional, energetic, supportive and kind. I could not have asked for a better team.

I also greatly appreciated Kirpa's agility. She was nimble on her feet when my flight to Chitwan begin was canceled. She quickly arranged for a driver and I was on my way, having lost little time.

Thank you to the whole Himalayan Treks team. I had a trip of a lifetime.

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Tashi, Njima and Mingma all did a fantastic j...
Nepal | Nov 8 - Nov 22, 2019

Brian
Brian H.
Kilauea, HI | Reviewed on Jan 02, 2020

Tashi, Njima and Mingma all did a fantastic job.

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Hi Brian,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and for the 5-star. Glad to hear that you are happy with the service provided by the guide a Tashi. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again for the next trip in near future.

Best regards,
Ngima (NMMT family)

A trip to the winter wonderland...
Nepal | Dec 21 - Dec 31, 2019

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Arijit M.
India | Reviewed on Jan 01, 2020

We just came back from a wonderful 11 day trip to Nepal. This included the city of Kathmandu and a trek through the Khumbu valley. The trek was the most memorable part of the tour. Walking through these great mountains, meeting wonderful people, sharing their adventure stories and braving the chilly weather made every day enriching. From the evening we landed in Kathmandu to the morning we left our tour guides Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails were with us. Lakhpa introduced us to the nearby... read more

We just came back from a wonderful 11 day trip to Nepal. This included the city of Kathmandu and a trek through the Khumbu valley. The trek was the most memorable part of the tour. Walking through these great mountains, meeting wonderful people, sharing their adventure stories and braving the chilly weather made every day enriching. From the evening we landed in Kathmandu to the morning we left our tour guides Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails were with us. Lakhpa introduced us to the nearby dining hotspots and places to go exploring and shopping in Kathmandu. Our guide throughout the trek to Namche Bazaar and back Pengba was exceptional in his knowledge of the trails and the lodging spots. Since we were first time trekkers he helped us in pacing our trek and made sure we were sufficiently hydrated and had on time meals throughout the journey. The lodges that he selected at Monjo and Choplung had all the necessary facilities with great food. Our porter for the trek Ang Babu was extremely helpful. He used to speed ahead with our luggage and then come back and help us through the trek especially the tricky ascents and descents made more difficult by the frost. Thanks to Ngima for all his suggestions during the planning of the trip and it was finally great meeting him on our day of departure. Overall it was a trip to remember and we will come back to Nepal again! Thanks!

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Jan 01, 2020

Hi Arjit,

Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and sharing your experience with us. Happy to hear that you had a memorable trekking experience. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in the near future for your next trip.

Best regards,
Ngima & NMMT family

Amazing Pikey Peak Experience!
Nepal | Dec 15 - Dec 22, 2019

Erika
Erika S.
Philadelphia, PA | Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

From start to finish our trip to Nepal was an authentic, well coordinated, and memorable experience that my sister, brother and law and I will cherish for years to come. Because we were travelling in winter, and wanted to take a route less frequented by tourists, Tashi recommended the Pikey Peak trek, and it was a great choice for us! Our guide Pemba and local Sherpa accompanied us, providing local knowledge, expert guidance and companionship throughout. At each guesthouse that we stayed, we... read more

From start to finish our trip to Nepal was an authentic, well coordinated, and memorable experience that my sister, brother and law and I will cherish for years to come. Because we were travelling in winter, and wanted to take a route less frequented by tourists, Tashi recommended the Pikey Peak trek, and it was a great choice for us! Our guide Pemba and local Sherpa accompanied us, providing local knowledge, expert guidance and companionship throughout. At each guesthouse that we stayed, we were warmly welcomed, well fed, and enjoyed spending time with fellow trekkers.

For our journey, we started out from Kathmandu and headed toward the mountains. After being dropped off, we made our way across snow covered passes and, after two nights, eventually up the Peak at sunrise, which afforded 360 views of the Annapurna range, Everest, and the lower mountains leading back to Kathmandu.

We then proceeded down through rhododendron forests, cedar groves, open paths, finally ending and the town of Junbesi, where we visited a monastery, recuperated and got a taste for local life.

This trip allowed us to experience new cultures and see a truly remarkable way of life, reconnect with the awesomeness of nature, and disconnect from the rhythm of our city lives, and we are so grateful to Tashi, Pemba and the KimKim team for making it so seamless.

Would highly recommend!

--Erika

Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa
Tashi
Tashi Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Dec 29, 2019

Hi Erika,
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience and pictures with us. Pictures are indeed very beautiful, Glad to hear that you had a memorable time during your stay in Nepal. I will look forward to welcoming you again in near future.

Best regards,
Tashi, NMMT family

Sangita was excellent from the beginning to t...
Nepal | Dec 7 - Dec 21, 2019

Jie Hyun
Jie Hyun R.
Germany | Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Sangita was excellent from the beginning to the end of the trip. She made one of a kind memories in Nepal programs for me.
Thank you.

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

Dear Jie,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was indeed our pleasure to make all the necessary arrangements for your Nepal trip and we are glad to hear that you had a great time in our country and enjoyed all the programs arranged by us.

Hope to see you back in our country Nepal someday. Wish you a very prosperous New Year 2020 :)

Regards from Nepal
Sangita & HNB Team

Trek to Khopra Danda
Nepal | Nov 26 - Dec 2, 2019

Cathy
Cathy P.
Australia | Reviewed on Dec 14, 2019

We had a wonderful time on our 7 day trek to Khopra Danda which we organised through Kripa from Himalayan Trails. She was so easy to deal with and informative. Our guide Tandu and porter Chhing were marvellous. They made sure that we were always looked after and comfortable. We had great weather and clear skies so the views of the Annapurna mountains was breathtaking. There was plenty of walking up and down hills so our trekking poles got plenty of use.

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Nepal - 13 days. Trip of a lifetime.
Nepal | Nov 2 - Nov 14, 2019

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Todd F.
Canada | Reviewed on Dec 07, 2019

Truly a trip of a lifetime and an experience that will always stay with us.
Nepal was always a destination I've wanted to visit. Sangita was an almost pleasure in lining up a trip that covered all you would want out of a trip. Always available, plenty of recommendations.
The entire experience was seamless. A perfect mix of culture, food, history, adventure & relaxation.

Sangita & Bipin are wonderful warm & welcoming. The ideal host and can easily tell they love what they do and go the... read more

Truly a trip of a lifetime and an experience that will always stay with us.
Nepal was always a destination I've wanted to visit. Sangita was an almost pleasure in lining up a trip that covered all you would want out of a trip. Always available, plenty of recommendations.
The entire experience was seamless. A perfect mix of culture, food, history, adventure & relaxation.

Sangita & Bipin are wonderful warm & welcoming. The ideal host and can easily tell they love what they do and go the extra mile. When I travel I look for those unique experiences. We are very grateful to Sangita & Bipin for showing us their country, traditions and the time we got to explore Nepal.

We felt that warm hospitality of feeling at home while being away. A lot of thought, care & personal touch went into the experience. Well organized, spaced out and perfectly fitted.
Each stop had it's own unique feel & charm. The trekking was an incredible experience and definitely something we'd like to do again.

We really enjoyed the welcoming dinner & Farewell dinner with Sangita & Bipin left us with a warm fuzzy feeling at the beginning & the end. I highly recommend Sangita for booking your trip to Nepal! Truly a gem of a trip & unforgettable time in Nepal.

Thanks so much for a trip of a lifetime

All the best from Canada - Namaste :)

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2019

Dear Todd,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are so glad to know a wonderful couple like you. It was indeed our pleasure to organize your trip to Nepal and we are glad to hear you enjoyed all our arrangements and the company of our team members. We look forward to seeing you back in our country someday :)

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

A memorable Nepal tour
Nepal | Nov 17 - Nov 28, 2019

Wayne
Wayne D.
Australia | Reviewed on Dec 02, 2019

What a fabulous introduction to Nepal my recent trip was. Whilst primarily visiting Nepal to attend a conference, I organised a 12 day tour to follow the conference using kimkim and their local Nepalese travel agent Sangita & Bipin and the team from HNB. “Wow” did I hit the jackpot, Sangita & Bipin were fabulous and put together a trip to encompass all my requirements of wildlife, natural and cultural sites along with an insight into to the cultural history of Nepal. From the first meeting... read more

What a fabulous introduction to Nepal my recent trip was. Whilst primarily visiting Nepal to attend a conference, I organised a 12 day tour to follow the conference using kimkim and their local Nepalese travel agent Sangita & Bipin and the team from HNB. “Wow” did I hit the jackpot, Sangita & Bipin were fabulous and put together a trip to encompass all my requirements of wildlife, natural and cultural sites along with an insight into to the cultural history of Nepal. From the first meeting Sangita was a true professional, continuity providing advise, updates on tour program and where needed calming words whilst I experience the frustrations of airport delays through out the length of the tour. In fact she went far and beyond when one of my travelling colleagues inadvertently left some expensive electronic items in her hotel room and didn’t realise till we were some two hours out of Kathmandu and could not contact the hotel by mobile phone - a quick WhatsApp message to Sangita and within five minutes the items had been located and placed in safe storage for pickup on return to Kathmandu. Sangita and her team use top rated guides, drivers and provided excellent accommodation during the length of my trip. A highlight was having breakfast on the balcony of the Sarangkot Mountain Resort overlooking Annapurna south mountain on what was an exceptionally clear morning. There were many trip highlights from the overnight trek to Australia camp with guide Bhim who is a top rate guide and certainly made the trek the fantastic experience it was, but the one highlight that will last a life time was the cultural tour of Kathmandu provided by Bipin, I can’t say enough about this experience-for me this was what the essence of what I wanted an insight into the cultural history of Nepal. Yes you can explore Kathmandu on your own with out a guide, but you don’t experience or receive the insight into the culture delivered by a local with an extensive knowledge and more so a passion for the history of his country - Bipin your in-depth tour will always be a lasting memory. So if you are planning a visit to Nepal for a multi- day trek or just to experience all it has to offer non trekking visitors I can highly recommend Sangita and Bipin and the HNB team they run a five star operation.
Wayne

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Dec 04, 2019

Dear Mr. Wayne,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. We are so glad to know a wonderful person like you. It was indeed our pleasure to organize your trip to Nepal and we are glad to hear you enjoyed all our arrangements and the company of our team members. We look forward to seeing you back in our country someday :)

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

The Manaslu Trek was fantastic. Everyday was...
Nepal | Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2019

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Lucy B.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

The Manaslu Trek was fantastic. Everyday was stunning new scenery, amazing people and fascinating villages. Amanda was brilliant at fielding all our questions and patiently allowing us to investigate all options before settling on a final itinerary. Sonam, our guide and her team were incredible. Calm, capable and great fun. They gave us an amazing insight into Nepalise life and were so open, friendly and encouraging. They really made the trip.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I had a great time and appreciate the profess...
Nepal | Nov 17 - Nov 23, 2019

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Lou V.
Hollywood, FL | Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

I had a great time and appreciate the professionalism and flexibility with my trip schedule.
Everybody from Social Tours did a great job.
I will highly recommend Social Tour for anybody looking to do trekking in Nepal.

Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
Raj
Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Dec 09, 2019

Lou, many thanks for this wonderful review. It was a short trip and I am glad it worked out well - Hope to see you in Nepal once again!

Manaslu Trek - Adventure of a Lifetime
Nepal | Oct 23 - Nov 6, 2019

Tyler
Tyler W.
Portland, OR | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Our trek in the Himalaya was an incredible experience and we were so happy that we decided to book with the KimKim/Himalayan Trails. Our local specialist, Kripa, was an invaluable resource as we tried to determine which trek was right for us. She was responsive, helpful, and always available to answer any and all questions we had while planning the trip and the KimKim interface made communication seamless and easy. Our guide, Nawang, was one a warm, kind, and fun-loving and companion on... read more

Our trek in the Himalaya was an incredible experience and we were so happy that we decided to book with the KimKim/Himalayan Trails. Our local specialist, Kripa, was an invaluable resource as we tried to determine which trek was right for us. She was responsive, helpful, and always available to answer any and all questions we had while planning the trip and the KimKim interface made communication seamless and easy. Our guide, Nawang, was one a warm, kind, and fun-loving and companion on the trail. He had friends in every village we passed through and had a knack for picking the best tea houses and side trips for us along the way. Our porter, Paljong, was really more like a second guide on the trek and brought humor, levity and a helpful attitude along every step around Manaslu. We hope to get back to Nepal for another trek someday, and when we do, we'll absolutely use KimKim/Himalayan Trails again!

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar
Kripa
Kripa Sunuwar
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2019

Hi Tyler and Anastasia,
Our team is thrilled to hear such good feedback and we are really proud to hear you had an amazing experience with us.

Our door of Himalayan Trails is always open for your service and we will continue to arrange absolutely amazing trips for you in the coming day! Until we meet to take care of your self :)

Best,
Kripa

Took the Pikey Peak 8 day tour and was tailor...
Nepal | Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2019

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Rob S.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Took the Pikey Peak 8 day tour and was tailored to our requirements. Amanda was extremely helpful and professional throughout. The planning.The trek was superb and the guide and porter were absolutely fantastic . The whole team delivered a unique and 1st class unforgettable trip. I would not hesitate in using this team again in the future.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Hey Rob, thanks so much for your review, especially your photos! It's so lovely to get a sneak peek into your trip, I *almost* feel like I was out on trek with you :)
Great to hear you had such a great time with Wangchhu your guide while on trek.

Until next time, all the best,
Amanda

Incredible Manaslu
Nepal | Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2019

Nicky
Nicky K.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

We had the most incredible Manaslu trek! It was brilliantly organised by Amanda who was incredibly informative and remained undaunted by our endless questions and changes to the itinerary. Our guide Sonem was just amazing and could not have been more caring and supportive. She really looked after us, trying so hard to secure the best accommodation and manage our expectations, checking the food and the kitchen at the tea houses, often cooking for us herself. She was so full of energy fun... read more

We had the most incredible Manaslu trek! It was brilliantly organised by Amanda who was incredibly informative and remained undaunted by our endless questions and changes to the itinerary. Our guide Sonem was just amazing and could not have been more caring and supportive. She really looked after us, trying so hard to secure the best accommodation and manage our expectations, checking the food and the kitchen at the tea houses, often cooking for us herself. She was so full of energy fun and warmth: we all loved her. Her team of porters and sub guide were also so cheery warm and positive. Watching over us cheering us on and never complaining.
The trek was more of a challenge than anticipated and the altitude punishing, but the scenery was spectacular as we climbed from rivers to jungle stunning open plains and the majestic awe inspiring mountains. The villages, people we met on the trail, mountain mules and Yaks were fascinating: new wonders every day. We all loved it: there were highs and lows, times spent huddled frozen in our sleeping bags hugging hot water bottles, cold showers and seriously basic accommodation but our spirits always lifted when we were walking and we all feel a huge sense of achievement. We are so looking forward to the comforts of home but will never forget Nepal and Manaslu.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Hi Nicky and everyone,

We did have some back and forths in the lead up, I'm so glad how it all worked out in the end. It was such a pleasure to meet all of you when the time finally came for you to arrive: 8 strong, caring and adventurous women full of questions and enthusiasm. Then when we saw each other at the end, you all with so many stories to tell about your trip, I just love the 'high' you get at the end of a trek and I really saw that in all of you. I know there are going to be some... read more

Hi Nicky and everyone,

We did have some back and forths in the lead up, I'm so glad how it all worked out in the end. It was such a pleasure to meet all of you when the time finally came for you to arrive: 8 strong, caring and adventurous women full of questions and enthusiasm. Then when we saw each other at the end, you all with so many stories to tell about your trip, I just love the 'high' you get at the end of a trek and I really saw that in all of you. I know there are going to be some very jealous partners/husbands and families once you get to show them your photos and tell a story or two.

It was truly a pleasure to meet all of you, to be able to introduce you to some of the special people who showed you around and to play our small part in your Nepal story. Congratulations on not only completing a tough trek, but doing it in style! We'd have you back, if you're game! :)

All the best,
Amanda and Team

Pikey Peak Trek Nepal - November 2019
Nepal | Nov 4 - Nov 13, 2019

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Peter h.
Australia | Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

We are a group of 3 from Australia that completed the Pikey Peak trek in November in 2019. Sangita was very helpful in organising our trip and answered all our queries. It was our first visit to Nepal and the trek was fantastic. We were lucky to have some good weather and had fantastic views of the Everist region and surrounding country. Our guide Bhim was extremely knowledgable and went out of his way to impart his knowledge and to ensure we had a good trip. Our porter Pemba (who is also a... read more

We are a group of 3 from Australia that completed the Pikey Peak trek in November in 2019. Sangita was very helpful in organising our trip and answered all our queries. It was our first visit to Nepal and the trek was fantastic. We were lucky to have some good weather and had fantastic views of the Everist region and surrounding country. Our guide Bhim was extremely knowledgable and went out of his way to impart his knowledge and to ensure we had a good trip. Our porter Pemba (who is also a guide) did a great job and was a pleasure to walk with. All in all the trip was a great success and I would be happy to recommend Sangita and Bipin for those considering a treking trip in Nepal

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

Dear Mr. Peter & family,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to organize your trek in Nepal and we are glad to hear you enjoyed all our arrangements and the company of our team members. We look forward to seeing you back in our country someday :)

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

2 hikes while in Nepal
Nepal | Nov 1 - Nov 17, 2019

Sascha
Sascha S.
Vietnam | Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

In general we think that the guides here are less professionell than in other countries. We had two different guides (Dawa and Pemba) and both experience were simillar. The guides here only give you information when you ask.

However it was always easy to communicate with Kripa. So with her we made good experiences.

We did like both treks so from the nature it was worth to visit Nepal.

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar
Kripa
Kripa Sunuwar
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Hi Sacha, I'm very sorry to hear that both of our guides were not able to meet your expectations. Your experience is one that we are not proud and as you may see from other reviews quite atypical.

Even though your experience was not great with our guide I'm happy to know that you were very much satisfied with the alternatives we have provided to you in return.

We appreciate your helpful and constructive feedback, which will help our service become better in the future and we hope you return soon!

Best,
Kripa

Nepal & Muldai Trek
Nepal | Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2019

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Cheryl R.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

This was our first time using KimKim but it has been a very positive experience and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Himalayan Trails were our tour agent and from the outset they were nothing but efficient helping us to plan exactly what we wanted from our trip. Amanda was quick to respond to any queries and provided lots of additional useful information to ensure we were well prepared in advance. The accommodation we had was full of character and in traditional Nepali style... read more

This was our first time using KimKim but it has been a very positive experience and I would not hesitate to recommend it to others. Himalayan Trails were our tour agent and from the outset they were nothing but efficient helping us to plan exactly what we wanted from our trip. Amanda was quick to respond to any queries and provided lots of additional useful information to ensure we were well prepared in advance. The accommodation we had was full of character and in traditional Nepali style rather than anonymous chain hotels, every pick up or meeting happened on time, she even managed to find us last minute accommodation when one of our guest houses had overbooked. Our trekking guide, Mindu, kept us safe, fed and watered and motivated when we needed it - his cheerful singing and whistling along with his infectious laugh kept us entertained for 4 days on the Muldai trek. Our city guide, Subash, was always on hand to answer our endless questions and was great company painting pictures of the sights we visited with lots of stories. He soon joined in our teasing and banter (and gave as good as he got!). We had a fabulous trip but it was the people we met who made it so special. We have fallen in love with Nepal and will definitely be back and will not hesitate to use Himalayan Trails again. Thank you everyone - you did an amazing job!

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Hi Cheryl, thanks so much for your review and very kind message you sent over as well. It's been our absolute pleasure to assist with your trip - well done on getting through your trek, challenges and all!

It was lovely to meet you both and I do have a feeling we'll be seeing you in these parts again in the future :)

From Amanda and the Team!

Amazing Trip to Nepal
Nepal | Oct 19 - Oct 30, 2019

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Emily K.
Coram, NY | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Kimkim connected me with Sangita to help me plan a 12-day solo trip to Nepal during Tihar. She listened to all of my requests and planned the perfect trip for me. I started in Patan, then flew to Lumbini, and then traveled by bus to Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, and back to Kathmandu, ending the trip in Bhaktapur. Sangita took care of all of the domestic travel, accommodations, and tours. While I did meet her once, we were in constant communication during the trip. My guide throughout the... read more

Kimkim connected me with Sangita to help me plan a 12-day solo trip to Nepal during Tihar. She listened to all of my requests and planned the perfect trip for me. I started in Patan, then flew to Lumbini, and then traveled by bus to Pokhara, Chitwan National Park, and back to Kathmandu, ending the trip in Bhaktapur. Sangita took care of all of the domestic travel, accommodations, and tours. While I did meet her once, we were in constant communication during the trip. My guide throughout the Kathmandu Valley was actually her husband, Bipin. Both Sangita and Bipin were knowledgeable, warm, and welcoming. I felt like a family friend the whole time. I can’t say enough good things about them. As for the destinations, I liked them all. Patan is a beautiful city with a lot of culture. I went on a special street art tour there, and learned about the local scene there. In Lumbini, I was on my own. I hired a driver to take me around to the different monasteries. They were all beautiful and unique, designed in the architectural style of the host country. I couldn’t pick a favorite. In Pokhara, I had a guide named Bharat who was also amazing. He was so kind and taught me a lot about the Himalayas, Pokhara, and the Tibetan refugees. Chitwan National Park was one of my favorite parts of the trip. I stayed at Hotel Parkside, where the staff is fantastic. Gopal was my guide for the excursions. He can spot a bird from miles away and tell you exactly what kind it is. I told him about my love of rhinos, and we actually ended up finding five of them during my stay. They were so cute! It was amazing to see them in the wild. I would definitely stay at Parkside again. In Kathmandu, I had free time to celebrate Laxmi Puja with my friend at her home. Then, in Bhaktapur I met back up with Bipin to tour the city. It is a beautiful, historic city. I stayed at Vajra Guest House, which I also highly recommend. The two owners Sajan and Sujan are so sweet, and they really made me feel at home. Overall, I had a great time in Nepal. My favorite parts were the wonderful people I met there and the beautiful Chitwan National Park (with the rhinos.) I would love to return again, and if I do, I will definitely contact Sangita. Thank you all so much!

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dear Emily,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to organize your Nepal trip and we are glad to hear you enjoyed all our arrangements and the company of our team members. We look forward to seeing you back in our country someday :)

Wish you both all the very best.

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

Our experience in Nepal was magical.
Nepal | Oct 24 - Nov 11, 2019

Julie
Julie E.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Our experience in Nepal was magical. It was a return visit for my husband and I and we were not disappointed. The place remains amazing, the people warm and welcoming and our overall experience reinforced our love of the country. The Kathmandu Guest House was a good start with a great location in the bustle of the old town. Amit, our guide in the city, was sensitive to our wishes, thoughtful and informative. He did not rush us at any time but gave sensible advice on how long to stay and where... read more

Our experience in Nepal was magical. It was a return visit for my husband and I and we were not disappointed. The place remains amazing, the people warm and welcoming and our overall experience reinforced our love of the country. The Kathmandu Guest House was a good start with a great location in the bustle of the old town. Amit, our guide in the city, was sensitive to our wishes, thoughtful and informative. He did not rush us at any time but gave sensible advice on how long to stay and where to be. The Balthali Lodge was our only disappointment, not a view shared by our travelling companions I don’t think! We thought its location 2 hrs east of Kathmandu added unnecessary travelling for a view of the hills we could have found west of the city. The road to the resort was shocking, even by mountainous Nepalese standards! This made our drive to Bandipur long and required an earlier start than would have been necessary from a more westward location. This left us with little time to explore the beautiful old town again before it was dark. Another half day here would have been better - possible if we had been that side of Kathmandu the previous night. The Old Inn was as lovely as we remembered! Our trek lived up to all expectations. Our guide Nema and his assistant Nema Tassi were excellent. They set a brilliant pace and were attentive to our needs and safety at all times. Accommodation along the way was first rate and the morning views from Gurung Lodge, La Bee Lodge and Himalayas Lodge were all stunning and worth waking up at dawn for. The tea house in Tadapani was basic but adequate, the cold and damp were simply due to altitude and cloud! The morning view made up for it and was quite stunning. The Hungry Eye Guest House in Ghorepani was much better than “just a tea house”. Our trek up Poon Hill was worth every step and we enjoyed wonderful views of the Dhaulagiri range and the Annapurnas. We were genuinely sad to say goodbye to our team, including two splendid porters who always raced ahead to get us the best rooms they could! The drive down from Ulleri was exhilarating, made more so by the brilliant and thoughtful driving and I’m sorry I don’t know the drivers name. Arriving at Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara was a treat. Lovely hotel in the Lakeside area and a great place for R&R. I’m glad we chose an extra day here. Next was the rafting trip. It was enormous fun and as people who’d rafted before exhilarating and made us smile the whole way. We had been led to believe it would be a drift, we were glad it wasn’t but if we’d known there were rapids involved may have dressed differently! Sukra Lama was a brilliant boatman and his team provided us with amazing food and a comfortable camp in lightning time great team work! Recommend him to anyone. Our next location was Tharu Lodge in Chitwan. A lovely place, great food and comfortable accommodation. Our jungle walk, elephant day, Jeep safari and river safari were all magical in their different ways but the highlights were 5 grazing rhino in the meadow and watching the elephants bathing and playing n the river. Our return to Kathmandu gave us an extra day to explore Patan. On reflection perhaps we should have asked for a hotel that end of the city for a change but the central location of KGH in old Kathmandu was still great.
Our driver over the visit was good. Always
punctual, helpful and polite. My only reservation was that he seemed to rate speed over comfort and at times his determination to arrive on time made for scary moments and a bumpy ride. However, he is not responsible for the state of the roads!!!!
As you can tell we thoroughly enjoyed our return visit and would happily recommend you to friends wanting a tailored tour and indeed all the individual operators.

Local specialist: Marie Stissing Jensen
Marie Stissing
Marie Stissing Jensen
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

Dear Julie,
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a thorough review of the trip. I am very happy that you enjoyed the holiday and all the individual parts of the journey. I will convey your feedback to all the concerned guides and staff, as they will be pleased to hear from you. Thank you also for recommending our services, we hope to see you and your friends back here in Nepal.
All the best,
Marie

What a fabulous introduction to Kathmandu
Nepal | Nov 5 - Nov 8, 2019

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Flaminia R.
New York, NY | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

What a fabulous introduction to Kathmandu ! Raj of Socialtours arranged for us the perfect exploration of the city and its surrounding areas. He understood that we were looking for contacts with the locals and this is exact what we did in the few days ( too few) we spent in Kathmandu. From the Aarthi ( sitting in the midst of the Nepali faithful) at Pashupatinath to the exploration of the local markets , and the walk in the Newari villages of Bungamati and Khokana we really felt the... read more

What a fabulous introduction to Kathmandu ! Raj of Socialtours arranged for us the perfect exploration of the city and its surrounding areas. He understood that we were looking for contacts with the locals and this is exact what we did in the few days ( too few) we spent in Kathmandu. From the Aarthi ( sitting in the midst of the Nepali faithful) at Pashupatinath to the exploration of the local markets , and the walk in the Newari villages of Bungamati and Khokana we really felt the connection with the locals . We especially enjoyed the dawn walk of Bhaktapur ( not to be missed !) . In all of our travels , we never had a similar experience : we tasted street food breakfast , witnessed the morning prayers and offerings in the street and in the temples and got the major sightseeing spots all to ourselves. I especially want to commend Raj , Sarita and Bikram our extraordinary guides , not only did they explained to us what was happening but we also shared many laughs and had a lot of fun with them . Bikram in particular knows everyone in Bungamati and Bhaktapur and was able to introduce us to a lot of the locals. Naturally our experience would not have been the same without the kindness and the warm welcome we received from the Nepali people . We will be back !

Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
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Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Flaminia, so happy to hear that the trip went well, and you loved our specials - we are also very fond of these trips, and think they are amazing experiences well worth offering. Am sure to transfer this feedback also to Bikram and Sarita and let them know how much you enjoyed their services.

Look forward to seeing you in Nepal again!

Nepal Trip & Muldai viewpoint trek.
Nepal | Oct 28 - Nov 3, 2019

Cesar Feliza
Cesar Feliza A.
Ada, MI | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

We want to thank Kripa for arranging this awesome unforgettable vacation. This goes beyond my expectations. Love the Hotel both the Dwarika's in Kathmandu and the Pavilions in Pokhara. Walking in the streets of Kathmandu is an experience and seeing the UNESCO sites (Pashupatinath, Boudanath, and Swayambunath). Being on the off the beaten path Trekking is also great, with varied terrain, and scenery and scanty tourists. Our guide Suma made our trek interesting who also carried my backpack.... read more

We want to thank Kripa for arranging this awesome unforgettable vacation. This goes beyond my expectations. Love the Hotel both the Dwarika's in Kathmandu and the Pavilions in Pokhara. Walking in the streets of Kathmandu is an experience and seeing the UNESCO sites (Pashupatinath, Boudanath, and Swayambunath). Being on the off the beaten path Trekking is also great, with varied terrain, and scenery and scanty tourists. Our guide Suma made our trek interesting who also carried my backpack. And of course our porter Mikma, carrying our load. Tadapani and Dobato and Ghorepani sunrise is spectacular. What an experience sleeping in those teahouses. But the highlight of this trek is the Muldai viewpoint trek with spectacular, breathtaking view of the mountains so close. Interesting to see the local (Gurung culture), and getting inside the shepherd's hut. Overall wonderful experiences. Almost all the people we met are very nice. Well, I hope to see Nepal again maybe during Spring in the near future before I get too old. Thanks again Kripa for the wonderful trip and excellent service.
From Cesar Alcid.

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar
Kripa
Kripa Sunuwar
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Hi Cesar, thank you for taking the time out for sharing your experience with us. It was such a pleasure hosting you and Arthur and to know that you had a great time with our staff! The video you have posted about your trip to Nepal is absolutely wonderful and I really love what you have done.

Until we meet please do take care of yourself and I look forwarding planning yet another wonderful trip for your family in the near future.

Best,
Kripa

Private Three Passes Trek
Nepal | Oct 16 - Nov 4, 2019

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Peter H.
Australia | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

In October/November 2019 two sort of old Australians (>65 y.o.) with heaps of hiking experience undertook the Three Passes Trek with our guide Dafuri Sherpa and porter Bimba Sherpa. Web searching had led us to the kimkim site and we had an absolutely trouble free time organising and booking our trek. Ngima Dorji Sherpa was always able to quickly answer our questions and provided us with flexible booking options which led to us taking a private trek at only a little extra cost.

We were well... read more

In October/November 2019 two sort of old Australians (>65 y.o.) with heaps of hiking experience undertook the Three Passes Trek with our guide Dafuri Sherpa and porter Bimba Sherpa. Web searching had led us to the kimkim site and we had an absolutely trouble free time organising and booking our trek. Ngima Dorji Sherpa was always able to quickly answer our questions and provided us with flexible booking options which led to us taking a private trek at only a little extra cost.

We were well looked after from the moment we were met at Kathmandu airport. Dafuri was a wonderful guide. He quickly summed up our walking experience and interests and was able to take us through the Three Passes without mishap and with a few extra side trips thrown in as well. I particularly enjoyed the day walk we had from Chukhung to Island Peak Base Camp via Imja Tsho - the lake that is forming behind terminal moraines and which could catastrophically fail and lead to severe flooding downstream.

I also enjoyed our two nights at Gokyo with a walk up Gokyo Ri on a perfect sunny afternoon followed by a day walk beside Ngozumba Glacier to Gyazumba where there are wonderful views of Cho Oyo, Everest, Makalu and everything in between. We crossed Renjo La the next day. What a feast!

So thank you Dafuri for your strength, good humour and expert knowledge of the track and accommodation options. We also enjoyed learning from you about Nepalese customs and society. Bimba, you were also so strong and helpful.

Our trekking trip to Nepal was a wonderful experience and we cannot thank enough Ngima and his team for making it such a success.

Peter Hatherly, Sydney Australia

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Hi Peter,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and sharing your experience with us. Happy to hear that you had a memorable trekking experience. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in the near future for your next trip.

Best regards,
Ngima & NMMT family

A most memorable adventure.
Nepal | Oct 18 - Nov 5, 2019

Tim
Tim L.
Australia | Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019

From back home in Australia, our contact Amanda in Kathmandu was fantastic!
She was always readily available to help with all of our, (many) questions along the way. From accommodation and itinerary, to connecting us to a city guide, as well as our amazing trekking guide, Priscilla❤️, we couldn't be happier with all that was offered.
Amanda was professional, courteous and lovely and helped us to enjoy our trip of a lifetime, including playing her part in a secret marriage proposal at the... read more

From back home in Australia, our contact Amanda in Kathmandu was fantastic!
She was always readily available to help with all of our, (many) questions along the way. From accommodation and itinerary, to connecting us to a city guide, as well as our amazing trekking guide, Priscilla❤️, we couldn't be happier with all that was offered.
Amanda was professional, courteous and lovely and helped us to enjoy our trip of a lifetime, including playing her part in a secret marriage proposal at the Larke Pass!
As tough as the Trek was, (chest infection upping the challenge even more...), the overall adventure has been incredible. Thank you Amanda !

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Hey Tim, firstly, a HUGE congratulations on your Larke Pass engagement!!! So exciting!! My only part in that was not spilling the beans beforehand, you guys did all the hard work to get yourselves there!
Thanks so much for your review, I'm so pleased that we were able to connect you with the team here, Pratikshya and Priscilla, and help make your adventure happen.

All the best, we'll be waiting for wedding photos! :)
Amanda

Awesome experience! Ngima was extremely help...
Nepal | Oct 8 - Oct 19, 2019

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Raymond C.
Hong Kong | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2019

Awesome experience!
Ngima was extremely helpful in helping us organizing the logistics and planning our a trip tailored to our needs. He was always prompt in reply all our questions before the trip.

As soon we landed at Kathmandu, we've been very well taken care of by Lapka, who helped us with transportation pick-ups and preparation of our EBC trekking trip The day before the start of our trek, Ngima came to our hotel (along with our trek guide) to do a detailed briefing of our trekking... read more

Awesome experience!
Ngima was extremely helpful in helping us organizing the logistics and planning our a trip tailored to our needs. He was always prompt in reply all our questions before the trip.

As soon we landed at Kathmandu, we've been very well taken care of by Lapka, who helped us with transportation pick-ups and preparation of our EBC trekking trip The day before the start of our trek, Ngima came to our hotel (along with our trek guide) to do a detailed briefing of our trekking trip and logistics making sure that we're comfortable with everything. And btw, the SUV arranged from Ngima's company for our land-transfer/transportation is a pretty new vehicle, which was nice because due to the Kathmandu local airport maintenance, the flight to Lukla (starting point of our EBC trek) can't be from Kathmandu but Ramechapp instead, which is 4hrs drive away on windy, sometimes a bit rugged, mountain roads.

On the trek, our guide Angolo took care of us very well. We have some relatively heavy camera equipments (lenses and such) and he helped with carrying those in his back pack all along, and even carried my wife's backpack when she wasn't feeling too well one day.
After the trekking, we spent a couple more days in Kathmandu to unwind. And before we leave to the airport, Ngima came to our hotel for de-brief of our trip before dropping us off to the airport

Overall we are very satisfied with the trip and I would highly recommend Ngima to whoever wants to arrange a trekking trip in Nepal!

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 09, 2019

Hi Raymond,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and sharing your experience with us. Happy to hear that you had a nice trekking experience and wonderful time during your stay in Nepal.

Look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for your next trip.

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Another great trip. Erin provided everything ...
Nepal | Oct 15 - Oct 26, 2019

Jane
Jane F.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Nov 06, 2019

Another great trip. Erin provided everything we asked for, she was always quick to respond and understodd what we wanted. Her choice of Guide and Sherpa were perfect for the group. We felt well looked after and had an unforgettable trip that was loads of fun. Thank you.

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Jane, it was so nice to welcome you back here with Ellie, and to meet the boys and your friends. You're doing some wonderful work here, and I'm so glad myself and the team can help facilitate it! Hope to see you again next year!

Gokyo Ri Trek
Nepal | Oct 19 - Nov 3, 2019

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Eric E.
Forest Hills, NY | Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

Erin, the Himalayan Trails staff, our guide Wongchu and the team of porters were all stellar throughout our whole experience - from the 10 month pre-trek planning and prep phase, to the moment we stepped out of the Kathmandu airport and all the way back again to our departure. As pretty well fit 50 year olds we found the Gokyo Ri/Lakes circuit challenging, namely due to the altitude. But the length of the trek and the acclimatization days did seem to help ease the associated symptoms. Some... read more

Erin, the Himalayan Trails staff, our guide Wongchu and the team of porters were all stellar throughout our whole experience - from the 10 month pre-trek planning and prep phase, to the moment we stepped out of the Kathmandu airport and all the way back again to our departure. As pretty well fit 50 year olds we found the Gokyo Ri/Lakes circuit challenging, namely due to the altitude. But the length of the trek and the acclimatization days did seem to help ease the associated symptoms. Some highlights: the agro-based sherpa culture village/landscape of Rimjung; the sheer bazaar-ness of the location, size and activity of Namche Bazar; the altitude sickness presentation in Machherma; summiting Gokyo Ri with the accompanying 360 degree view of the Himalayas including, of course, Mt. Everest; crossing Renjo La Pass; and just meeting and witnessing the beautiful, hardworking, ancient Himalayan and Sherpa peoples going about there daily lives.

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Hey Eric, thanks so much for this feedback. It was great to finally put faces to names after a long time! I'm so glad you had a great trip, and that Wangchu and the porters were ace. You trekked through some awesome places here. Hope to welcome you and the guys here again!

4 adults & 4 children - an Introduction to Nepal
Nepal | Oct 18 - Oct 25, 2019

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Sarah C.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

We were a group of 4 adults and 4 adventurous children (age 7-10) and had a really great introduction to Nepal covering trekking, wildlife in the Chitwan National Park and an immersion to Kathmandu which included a very insightful market visit and a brilliant cooking lesson - supported by Raj and the team.
In the run up to the trip we found the team to respond quickly, answer a host of questions and adapt the itinerary to meet our changing requirements. We took a couple of internal flights... read more

We were a group of 4 adults and 4 adventurous children (age 7-10) and had a really great introduction to Nepal covering trekking, wildlife in the Chitwan National Park and an immersion to Kathmandu which included a very insightful market visit and a brilliant cooking lesson - supported by Raj and the team.
In the run up to the trip we found the team to respond quickly, answer a host of questions and adapt the itinerary to meet our changing requirements. We took a couple of internal flights to cut down travel time on the road that were delayed several hours - come to the airport prepared for delays, and many of the roads were very bumpy - again be prepared! The t-shirts and water bottles which were gifted to us were appreciated as well as the briefing session on arrival so we could ask any unanswered questions face to face e.g. how much to tip the guides/ porters, how cold it would be up the mountains etc.
My only advice would to be very clear how far you wish to trek each day and how able/ active your party are. We felt we could have gone further and seen plenty more - and having briefed this in we were disappointed that our trekking was over much earlier than we had hoped each day with limited possibility to make changes while en route.

Local specialist: Raj Gyawali
Raj
Raj Gyawali
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Sarah, many thanks for this detailed review. Much appreciated and the little tips along the way are going to be really useful for future travellers as well.

Apologies that the trekking was not as expected. We worked on anticipation of an average family, but my god, the kids were good trekkers and hiked fast. A few tweaks could have improved it greatly am sure. Lesson learnt!

Hope we see you in Nepal again, for a bigger mountain journey!

Outstanding trip!
Nepal | Oct 12 - Oct 23, 2019

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Matthew M.
Thailand | Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

This trip was organised incredibly well. Tashi was able to factor in Kathmandu’s culture, a trek to Poon Hill and experience the jungle in Chitwan within 12 days.
Tashi continually replied promptly and would always help me with any questions and queries I had about the trip. He was friendly and professional when we met at the airport, and talked me through the trip and helped me find trekking gear.
My guide, Pemafuti, and porter were both incredible during my trek and made me feel... read more

This trip was organised incredibly well. Tashi was able to factor in Kathmandu’s culture, a trek to Poon Hill and experience the jungle in Chitwan within 12 days.
Tashi continually replied promptly and would always help me with any questions and queries I had about the trip. He was friendly and professional when we met at the airport, and talked me through the trip and helped me find trekking gear.
My guide, Pemafuti, and porter were both incredible during my trek and made me feel comfortable during my trip. There were experienced, friendly and allowed me to use one of their trekking poles when mine broke.
Poon Hill was by far the most memorable part of my trip.
I would highly recommend doing the itinerary that I followed, as I covered so much in such a short amount of days. I felt accomplished yet I didn’t feel I rushed any part of my trip.

Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa
Tashi
Tashi Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Nov 05, 2019

Hi Matthew,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and share your experience. Happy to hear that you had a memorable trekking experience. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in the near future for your next trip.

Best regards,
Tashi, NMMT family

Our group of seven recently came back from a ...
Nepal | Oct 5 - Oct 25, 2019

Vicki
Vicki f.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

Our group of seven recently came back from a trek in Nepal through your company and i thought it may be helpful to provide some feedback on our experience. Overall, we had a fantastic time and found all the staff professional, positive, and very attentive. We really appreciated that Erin was able to book not just our trek, but also our kathmandu hotel, our Surkhet hotel, and our internal flight to Surkhet. That was so convenient for us and made our lives much better. Everythimg was taken care... read more

Our group of seven recently came back from a trek in Nepal through your company and i thought it may be helpful to provide some feedback on our experience. Overall, we had a fantastic time and found all the staff professional, positive, and very attentive. We really appreciated that Erin was able to book not just our trek, but also our kathmandu hotel, our Surkhet hotel, and our internal flight to Surkhet. That was so convenient for us and made our lives much better. Everythimg was taken care of and we didn't have to worry about even one night's accomodations. 

Sonam, our guide...Our guide was fantastic!! She was a highlight of our trip!!! She seemed to genuinely care about us having a good experience. She had a great attitude and was so positive and fun! She was a great communicator, explained what to expect very well, and laid out each day clearly. She was also very good at estimating how long it would take to get to our destination, something Nepalis aren't always good at. She was a delight to spend two weeks with! I would highly reccommend her as a guide to anyone. Since our group was mostly women, we loved that we had a female guide!!

The porters and assistant guide...The porters enthusisam and pleasant personalities were a delight to be around. We really liked that they didn't smoke like we saw many others doing. They all worked so hard and anytime we asked them for anything they were right there to help us. They were fantastic!!!!

The food on the trek...The food was plentiful with a lot of variety. We all ordered different things and felt very accomodated. We all found the food delicious and got our fill. It was better than we expected!!

Hotel Manaslu...Our kathmandu hotel was great! The food, accomodations, staff were all great. It was our little refuge from the bustle of kathmandu life. 
The hotel in Surkhet...Our Surkhet hotel was far more than we thought we would get there. The hotel driver was there to pick us up at the airport, the food was great, and the staff very accomodating.

Trekking accomodations...Our first Hotel, ABC Hotel, was very dirty and we just sucked it up and endured. It was quite horrible and we were worried the whole trek would be like that. It got better almost with each hotel and we enjoyed all the other ones. We loved the hot showers and the rooms that had comforters!!! The clothes lines were really nice too. A couple of rooms had trash cans and we felt like we won the lottery.

Erin...Erin was always quick to respond to our questions while we were planning and getting ready in the US. Her enthusiasm came through in her messages, and once we met her she was equally enthusiastic. She was bery smiley and friendly and clearly enjoyed working with people. We had an issue with getting the permits and giving our passports to one of the staff people and she came to our hotel right away. She was good at solving problems in a timely manner. My only constructive feedback for Erin would be to be more definitive and less loosey-goosey about things. When we asked if we needed crampons or microspikes, she said we can bring them if we have them. We really didn't know if we needed to bring them or not. When asked about bringing snacks she said we could if we wanted to, but really we needed to bring them. When asked about bringing a sleep pad she said we could bring one if we wanted to, but we never needed one and several people in our group brought them. The beds on the trek all had sleep pads that were very nice. I don't know if Erin has done this trek, but if not, maybe it would be helpful to do it so she can better answer client questions with more certainty and less ambiguity to help people better prepare for their trip. 

The handouts...Some of the information we got pre-departure seemed pretty out dated. 
The tipping information seemed incorrect based on what others told us. 
We didn't need to bring nalgene bottles as they filtered water rather than bolied it. Several of us didn't bring a bladder because of this information, and wished we had one. 
Airport tax is no longer charged on departure. 

The need for crampons or microspikes was very wishy washy. I think you should tell everyone to bring micro spikes. If they don't need them its fine, but if they are needed, it's essential to have them. 

Sometimes it felt like the info was generic to any trek, but it would be nice to have information that was specific to our trek.

Some additional info that would have been helpful...Bring snacks because on the big pass day you won't have acces to food. 

It would be better to get a little more description on what to expect on the trails. We were sort of in the dark as to what to expect and pack for. We got the packing list, but it would have been helpful to know that we would be in both very hot weather as well as very, very cold weather. 
Our time hiked was greater than every day on the description. 

Trekking poles are essential for stream crossings, balance on cliffs, and downhill stints.
It would be helpful to know that the trekking itinerary is an estimate of where we would stay, and that the trek may change based on weather, hiking strength, or accomodations. It would be nice to know that the descriptions we got weren't set in stone if they aren't. 

It would be very helpful to have an idea as to how much various things cost along the trek. Specifically, a hot shower is $5 to $6. Beer is about $6. And wifi ranges from $2 to $5. This would help us to figure out how much money to bring on the trail. It would also be good to know that there are a few handcrafted items we may like to buy along the way. 

The night before the pass and on the pass day  we were told that we should drink warm water, not cold. We were supplied with half hot and half cold water so we wouldnt drink cold water. We were then charged $36 for having the water boiled. We weren't told in advance that we'd be charged for the water and weren't given a choice as to whether we wanted hot water or not. It would have been nice to have been told in advance that we'd be charged, then given the choice as to wheher we wanted it or not. 

We thought we were going to have two rest  days, but we had none and hiked everyday. It would have been nice to know that we really had no rest days to mentally prepare ourselves. 

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Thanks so much for the thorough feedback! I'm so glad you all had a great trip overall. You were able to reconnect with friends based near Surkhet after such a long time, and then had the beautiful experience on the Manaslu trek- not an easy feat! Since many of your group were from San Diego, where I'm from, it was great that I was able to speak to Vicki and to understand where you all were coming from, literally and figuratively. Your comments have been taken on board. I'm so glad you all and Sonam and her team had a great trek overall!

Oooh we really enjoyed it! It was so impressi...
Nepal | Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2019

Stefanie
Stefanie K.
Italy | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2019

Oooh we really enjoyed it! It was so impressive, such a beautiful landscape and country. The people are really friendly and the food was good. Fortunately we were lucky with the weather so the view was amazing. Tendu was a nice guide, he really took care of us.
The only little negative thing was that the driver didn't find our hotel where we stayed after the trekking tour. So we had to help him with google maps. But it can happen, so we forgot it immediately when we arrived.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Hey Steffi,

I'm very glad to hear that you enjoyed the Pikey Peak trek, it's one of our favourites at the moment and I totally agree, those views are incredible! Thanks so much for your review, let us know when you're headed back this way again, there's lots to see/experience out there!

Cheers,
Amanda

Seamless experience of beauty, culture and exploration
Nepal | Oct 26 - Oct 31, 2019

Georgia
Georgia P.
Australia | Reviewed on Nov 01, 2019

From start to finish my tour organised by Chhewang was seamless and for me effortless. I was very well looked after by my guide Keshab and can’t thank him enough. The responsible trek team communicated everything clearly and consistently where I never felt a worry or not looked after. The trek itself was created and catered specifically to my wishes and the time I had available. I loved every experience, and was lucky to observe many cultural customs as it was the time of the festival.

Local specialist: Chhewang Lama
Chhewang
Chhewang Lama
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

Many thanks for traveling with us. It was great fun meeting you Georgia!

We look forward to hosting your future trip to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet - Namaste !

You did it again!!
Nepal | Oct 15 - Oct 26, 2019

Ellie
Ellie t.
New Zealand | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

Hi Erin and the KimKim Team!

Erin you did it again!! Top marks for another incredible trip to Manang.

Your professionalism, friendliness, organistion, attention to detail and providing us with THE best
guides, Raj and Rabin, made for an unforgettable trip. The journey left a profound impression on each of us and will forever stand as a superb adventure in a beautiful country with wonderfully open hearted people.

Dhan'yavāda from us all!

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Ellie! Was so fun to work with you again, and so wonderful to see you again in person. I'm so glad you had another amazing trip, and had such a good connection with Raj and Rabin. You guys are doing good work in Manang, and I'm glad myself and the team could help facilitate it. How lucky was I to meet Baby Karma! Hope to see you again next year!

My wife and I booked an 8 day luxury trek aro...
Nepal | Oct 18 - Oct 29, 2019

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Brian U.
Spring, TX | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

My wife and I booked an 8 day luxury trek around the Everest Area in Nepal with Erin. The travel platform for communication with Erin via KimKim was really easy to use and worked without issues. I found Erin super responsive and exceeded our expectations.

The lodges they utilized were awesome. The Beyul was one of the highlights for my wife and I. The owner is super personable and the dining was great. Another fantastic lodge was the Everest View Lodge in Mende. This lodge is really... read more

My wife and I booked an 8 day luxury trek around the Everest Area in Nepal with Erin. The travel platform for communication with Erin via KimKim was really easy to use and worked without issues. I found Erin super responsive and exceeded our expectations.

The lodges they utilized were awesome. The Beyul was one of the highlights for my wife and I. The owner is super personable and the dining was great. Another fantastic lodge was the Everest View Lodge in Mende. This lodge is really great.

Erin found our guide, Mindu. He was a super friendly guide and always shared his life as a sherpa and answered our many questions about the area and about the local customs and religion. The porter was also really a nice fellow and our gear was always were it needed to be and in good condition.

At the conclusion of the trip we met with Erin and enjoyed that experience as well. The hotel in Kathmandu was perfect.

Overall I would not hesitate to use KimKim and Erin for a trek in Nepal. I know we will book another trip with them.

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Brian, it was great meeting up with you and Mylene after your trip and hearing about your adventure. I'm so glad you enjoyed the trip, and thanks so much for the great feedback. Keep the heli-biking in your back pocket. We'd love to welcome you here again!

Blown Away...
Nepal | Oct 9 - Oct 23, 2019

Veronique
Veronique G.
South Africa | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

O wow... an adventure that far exceeded our expectations! Erin was amazing in our pre-travel planning. I must have asked a million questions that were always answered thoroughly ..I gained such confidence in the team before we had even landed in Kathmandu. All the transfers from pillar to post were punctual, the drivers were super polite, the Kathmandu guides were great ... we were so spoilt! Our trek with Serala as our guide was fantastic. We were very proud to have one of the few woman... read more

O wow... an adventure that far exceeded our expectations! Erin was amazing in our pre-travel planning. I must have asked a million questions that were always answered thoroughly ..I gained such confidence in the team before we had even landed in Kathmandu. All the transfers from pillar to post were punctual, the drivers were super polite, the Kathmandu guides were great ... we were so spoilt! Our trek with Serala as our guide was fantastic. We were very proud to have one of the few woman guides to lead our way..and our porter Ram was so shy but he eventually joined in our laughs and jokes. Nepal has left a tender spot in our hearts, and I know it's because our time there was so well supported by KimKim's entire team.. Thank you and Namaste

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Veronique, I'm so glad your time in Nepal was even better than you thought it would be! It was so nice working with you and planning this trip, so I'm so glad it all went well. I've shared your feedback with the team, so thank you. Hope one day you can come back with your kids! All the best!

Nepal, an adventure and life memory
Nepal | Sep 28 - Oct 7, 2019

Gerald
Gerald S.
Altadena, CA | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Nepal was the second part of our holiday abroad, and it was fantastic. We enjoyed our hotel choices, especially Dwarika in Kathmandu. The helicopter ride to Mount Everest was epic! The views were incredible. Thank you Erin for planning such a memorable adventure.

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Dec 08, 2019

It was so great to meet you and Andrew, Jerry! I'm so glad you had such an amazing time here. That helicopter ride to Mt Everest will be forever in my mind too- what a nearly unbelievable experience! It's not every day we can dine on omelets and drink Prosecco with Mt Everest right in front of us! Take good care, and hope to cross paths in the future!

Kimkim review Nepal
Nepal | Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2019

Peter
Peter L.
China | Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

This was my first time with Kimkim. The platform was easy to use and connect us to Kripa in Nepal who has been great. She arranged everything for us and was extremely helpful. The guides, porters, drivers were sincere, knowledgeable and friendly (if not too friendly, as we prefer guides that are less intrusive ie not having to follow you everywhere including meals). Overall experience was pleasant. Our local specialist Kripa was very attentive and responsive when we need help or... read more

This was my first time with Kimkim. The platform was easy to use and connect us to Kripa in Nepal who has been great. She arranged everything for us and was extremely helpful. The guides, porters, drivers were sincere, knowledgeable and friendly (if not too friendly, as we prefer guides that are less intrusive ie not having to follow you everywhere including meals). Overall experience was pleasant. Our local specialist Kripa was very attentive and responsive when we need help or advice.

Price is reasonable, we didn't mind paying a premium for better services and arrangements. Mountain biking was deemed begginers but my wife found it quite difficult and scary (she's not the most adventurous type).

Nepal is a great countries, it has both scenary, heritage as well as culture. Thought you must expect min choice of international food (at least nice ones) and alcholol except if you are in some nice restaurant or hotels or tourist area.

We really enjoyed it. Thanks very much.

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar
Kripa
Kripa Sunuwar
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Hi Peter, hope you both are well :)

Thank you for taking the time out for sharing your experience. Regarding the guides, I guess they were just taking extra care and being protective from their side but sorry to know you felt that way. For next time we'll make sure to brief this about to all of our guides. All in all, I'm happy you really had a wonderful time in Nepal with Lucille :)

Hope to see you in the coming days. Till then take care!

Best,
Kripa

I found KimKim (and Amanda) totally on the ba...
Nepal | Oct 5 - Oct 21, 2019

Shawn
Shawn K.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

I found KimKim (and Amanda) totally on the ball, professional, and very competent. They responded to emails/questions very promptly and were very attentive to detail. The greeting and meeting in Kathmandu was helpful and the trip itself was excellent and tailored to our needs. Overall very pleased.

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Hey Shawn, thanks so much for your review, it's very much appreciated!
It was great to meet you both, after your trip being a long time in the making. We hope to see you back in Nepal for another trekking adventure in the future!

Cheers,
Amanda

3 Passes Trek
Nepal | Oct 1 - Oct 16, 2019

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Stephen G.
Qatar | Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I completed the 3 passes trek in early October - an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience. Ngima (from Nepal Myths and Mountain Trials and Kimkim) was fantastic in tailoring the trek to allow me to complete it over a shortened time frame. He responded promptly to all my questions and requests and was even there to greet to me upon arrival at Katmandu and to see me off after the trek. My guide (Da Furi Sherpa) and porter were both experienced and friendly and were a great support,... read more

I completed the 3 passes trek in early October - an incredibly challenging and rewarding experience. Ngima (from Nepal Myths and Mountain Trials and Kimkim) was fantastic in tailoring the trek to allow me to complete it over a shortened time frame. He responded promptly to all my questions and requests and was even there to greet to me upon arrival at Katmandu and to see me off after the trek. My guide (Da Furi Sherpa) and porter were both experienced and friendly and were a great support, especially on the steep and sometimes slippery descents. Of the three passes, the Kongma La Pass was definitely the most challenging, though this may in part been due to the fact it was the first pass we did and I was not as acclimatized. I would highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for a challenging trek in Nepal.

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Hi Stephen,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Happy to hear that you had a nice trekking experience. It was indeed a great pleasure for me to organize a trek for you. I will look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for another adventurous trek.

Best wishes,
NMMT family

Himal Mardi 7 days trek
Nepal | Oct 11 - Oct 20, 2019

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Kim D.
Malaysia | Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

The best thing about Himal Mardi trek is the changing terrain from tropical to alpine . Our highlight was reaching the base camp and seeing the closeness of the peaks of Annapurna and Macchapuchare ( Fishtail Mountain) . We had a tremendous guide , Scchapel , who was very informative , very experienced and we got along very well with him . Everything from start to finish was very well organized thanks to Erin . The only setback for me , which probably can’t be helped due to water shortage... read more

The best thing about Himal Mardi trek is the changing terrain from tropical to alpine . Our highlight was reaching the base camp and seeing the closeness of the peaks of Annapurna and Macchapuchare ( Fishtail Mountain) . We had a tremendous guide , Scchapel , who was very informative , very experienced and we got along very well with him . Everything from start to finish was very well organized thanks to Erin . The only setback for me , which probably can’t be helped due to water shortage is that the tea houses are very basic and sanitation like the toilets need to be improved. Having said that the owners who run the tea houses are extremely friendly .

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Kim. I'm so glad you, your family, and Scchapel had a great trek! Also nice to work with you again, after last year's Namche trek with your friends. I know you and your family had diverse 'wants' for the trek- some wanted more of a challenge, and some a little less. So I'm happy we found a solution that worked for everyone. You were on a lesser known trek, so the facilities are basic, like you wrote. So well done for being a trooper! Let's see what... read more

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Kim. I'm so glad you, your family, and Scchapel had a great trek! Also nice to work with you again, after last year's Namche trek with your friends. I know you and your family had diverse 'wants' for the trek- some wanted more of a challenge, and some a little less. So I'm happy we found a solution that worked for everyone. You were on a lesser known trek, so the facilities are basic, like you wrote. So well done for being a trooper! Let's see what happens with infrastructure to the area in the future. Very glad to hear the tea house owners treated you well. Hope to see you back here again!

Kalinchowk Multi-Sport Adventure - 8 Days
Nepal | Oct 5 - Oct 12, 2019

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Phil C.
the United Arab Emirates | Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

An absolute trip of a lifetime! Our trip was away from the crowds and as such, there was the odd challenge but would highly recommend getting off the path well trodden. We didn't see a single other tourist for the duration of our trip and hence saw the real Nepal, right up close to the border with Tibet. Staying in tents did require more logistics than tea houses but we did feel much more engaged with the scenery and that blissful feeling of isolation every morning. It also felt more of an... read more

An absolute trip of a lifetime! Our trip was away from the crowds and as such, there was the odd challenge but would highly recommend getting off the path well trodden. We didn't see a single other tourist for the duration of our trip and hence saw the real Nepal, right up close to the border with Tibet. Staying in tents did require more logistics than tea houses but we did feel much more engaged with the scenery and that blissful feeling of isolation every morning. It also felt more of an expedition and brought us closer to our wonderful Nepalese support team; certainly when we were all huddled together in an abandoned farm shack around the fire as the thunder storm lashed against the roof! Day 3 of the Trek was especially memorable and the website was right to mention the steep drops and hard climb but it was pretty awesome. The mountain biking on Day 4 was amazing but challenging for those without much experience and the uphill section needed a solid level of fitness (worth considering bypassing with the jeep for some) but two thirds of the route is downhill and very exhilarating. Even our guide was pumped after it! And finally the white water rafting was brilliant and a perfect end to a real adventure. Our guide was absolutely faultless from start to finish and if you want an accessible to all adventure, I cannot recommend this trip enough

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

I was so looking forward to meeting you Phil, and Iike I said, everyone in the office here wanted to go on your adventure too! I'm so glad it worked so well after our thoughtful planning. I know the adventure wasn't always easy, and your feedback is taken onboard. You all did great, and it was fun hearing your stories at the end of the trip when you got back to Kathmandu- what a boisterous group! I've shared your feedback with Suman and the team. We're all so appreciative! Hope to see you back here one day!

Kongde Luxury Trek & Heli Tour - 9 Days
Nepal | Sep 27 - Oct 6, 2019

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DOMINIQUE B.
Hong Kong | Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Excellent choice of itinerary for the trek, very professional guide and helicopter pilots during the holiday so that we felt really in good hands. We had a very good time, we will be back.

Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Ngima
Ngima Dorji Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Hi Dominique,
Thank you so much for writing a wonderful review. Glad to hear that you are happy with the services provided by our Staff. I will look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for another memorable trip.

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family

Trip to Nepal
Nepal | Sep 25 - Oct 5, 2019

Sarah
Sarah E.
Australia | Reviewed on Oct 06, 2019

We had an amazing trip, and experienced the local culture in many different areas of Nepal and saw breathtaking views ! It was like nothing else I have ever experienced . We felt very well supported by our guide Bhim when we visited ghandruk , and our guides in Chitwan. They were all amazing and friendly and full of information and knowledge in their local areas eg. the jungle animals, mountains, history of the area etc . Our trip planner Sangita and her husband bipin were so great and... read more

We had an amazing trip, and experienced the local culture in many different areas of Nepal and saw breathtaking views ! It was like nothing else I have ever experienced . We felt very well supported by our guide Bhim when we visited ghandruk , and our guides in Chitwan. They were all amazing and friendly and full of information and knowledge in their local areas eg. the jungle animals, mountains, history of the area etc . Our trip planner Sangita and her husband bipin were so great and responded to our calls and text when we had unexpected changes to our itinerary.. eg plane or bus late , help with translating , even spoke to the locals at times, to help us plan changes we decided to make on the spot etc , we felt very relaxed and could focus on enjoying every minute knowing whatever happened we were very well supported and never on our own no matter where we were :)) we have had an adventure we will never forget and the best time!! Thanks so much to everyone:))

Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya
Sangita
Sangita Bajracharya
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Oct 07, 2019

Dear Sarah and Kelly,

Thank you for the wonderful feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to organize your Nepal trip and we are glad to hear you enjoyed all our arrangements and the company of our team members. We look forward to seeing you back in our country someday :)

Wish you both all the very best.

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

Trip to Nepal
Nepal | Sep 6 - Sep 15, 2019

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Ed N.
| Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

It was my first trip to Nepal and everything was handled perfectly. Kripa was very helpful and able to give good tips about the trek and the whole office worked to make sure that my experience was great. While the weather could have been more cooperative my guide was able to make adjustments and everything worked out great.

Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar
Kripa
Kripa Sunuwar
Local specialist in Kathmandu, Nepal | Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Hi Ed,

I hope you're doing well! Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us. It was a pleasure meeting you in person and organizing your trek.

Hope to see you again in coming days :)

Best,
Kripa

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Nepal's Classic Trek - 8 Days
Nepal | Sep 14 - Sep 22, 2019

Rudi
Rudi L.
South Africa | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Well organised, friendly, professional from start to finish. The entire NMMT team was very helpful, and our guide, Darfuri Sherpa provided a great hiking experience. The weather was a challenge with flights, but the team made a great effort to ensure that we managed to experience everything we wanted to. Would highly recommend them.

Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa
Tashi
Tashi Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Hi Rudi,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Glad to hear that you had a wonderful trekking experience and you are very happy to with our services provided by our staff. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in near future for your next trip.

Best regards,
Tashi, NMMT family

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Nepal's Classic Trek - 8 Days
Nepal | Sep 14 - Sep 22, 2019

Jared
Jared L.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dafuri was a great/knowledgeable guide and the porters were very helpful. Overall great first experience in Nepal!

Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa
Tashi
Tashi Sherpa
Local specialist in Kathmandu | Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Hi Jared,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Good to hear that you had a wonderful time during your stay in Nepal. I will look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Best regards,
Tashi

adventure days
Nepal | Sep 10 - Sep 21, 2019

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Kostas G.
Greece | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Some more 5 stars for Erin and Himalayan Trails and they are all well-deserved! Very well organized trip that exceeded our expectations. Unfortunately I cannot remember the names of all our guides and it would be unfair to others if I mention only a few. They were all so kind and helpful with good knowledge about each area, history and religion of Nepal. The only bad thing is that we didn't have the chance the see the Himalayan range due to the late monsoon season but I think clearing the... read more

Some more 5 stars for Erin and Himalayan Trails and they are all well-deserved! Very well organized trip that exceeded our expectations. Unfortunately I cannot remember the names of all our guides and it would be unfair to others if I mention only a few. They were all so kind and helpful with good knowledge about each area, history and religion of Nepal. The only bad thing is that we didn't have the chance the see the Himalayan range due to the late monsoon season but I think clearing the sky is one thing that Erin and her team cannot do something about it :-)
So until next time, THANK YOU GUYS for this amazing Nepali experience!

p.s.
stay away from leeches! ;-)

Local specialist: Erin Green
Erin
Erin Green
Local specialist in Kathmandu and San Diego | Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Kostas, so happy to hear you enjoyed your trip! Was fun planning it with you and so glad the team executed it so well :) Maybe you guys can come back sometime and see those mountains! But it's more than that, isn't it! Cheers!

Nar Phu, Tilicho Lake and the Annapurna Circuit
Nepal | Aug 18 - Aug 31, 2019

Anja
Anja B.
Germany | Reviewed on Sep 06, 2019

Our Nar Phu and Manang trek was an unforgettable adventure. Especially the Nar and Phu part of the trek was outstanding with amazing landscapes and breathtaking views, great hikes, incredibly friendly and hospitable people who always had a great smile for us and a deep insight into local culture.
Our guides Mingmar and Dorje were supergreat and a lot of fun and would always offer support when needed. We spontaneously changed the second part of our trek due to my fear of heights, which was... read more

Our Nar Phu and Manang trek was an unforgettable adventure. Especially the Nar and Phu part of the trek was outstanding with amazing landscapes and breathtaking views, great hikes, incredibly friendly and hospitable people who always had a great smile for us and a deep insight into local culture.
Our guides Mingmar and Dorje were supergreat and a lot of fun and would always offer support when needed. We spontaneously changed the second part of our trek due to my fear of heights, which was good for me and Mingmar found some perfect alternative for us. Both our guides were a great source of information on Buddhist and local culture and history.
Amanda is the best local specialist you can get. No matter what kind of questions, requests and problems we had when planning our trek, she would always find a perfect answer or solution within no more than a few hours. You can hope for no better, more helpful, likeable specialist! Thank you so much for planning the best trek with us!

Local specialist: Amanda Delecca
Amanda
Amanda Delecca
Local specialist in Kathmandu and USA | Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Hey Anja, many thanks for your review and feedback on your trek with Mingma and Dorje. I'm glad to hear that the team were able to adapt long the way so that you really got the right trek for you!

It was lovely to meet you both in Kathmandu after all our planning and chatting here on Kimkim - greeting a friendly face like we're old friends makes what we do all the more enjoyable! :)

All the best and until next time!
Amanda