Kimkim Trip Reviews for Nepal

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Mindy

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Mar 24 - Mar 31, 2019

Traveler: Mindy P. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Kimkim connected my husband and I to Ngima from NMMT. We communicated via kimkim's easy online platform, and Ngima answered all our questions and suggestions in a timely and sensitive manner. Ngima's coordination of hotels, in-country flights, guides, drivers, trekking, and cultural tours were invaluable.

In Nepal, we did a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu to see Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. Our guide in Kathmandu, Kedar, was outstanding: incredibly informative,... read more

Kimkim connected my husband and I to Ngima from NMMT. We communicated via kimkim's easy online platform, and Ngima answered all our questions and suggestions in a timely and sensitive manner. Ngima's coordination of hotels, in-country flights, guides, drivers, trekking, and cultural tours were invaluable.

In Nepal, we did a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu to see Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. Our guide in Kathmandu, Kedar, was outstanding: incredibly informative, kind, and obviously well-known and liked by many in the city (everywhere we went he was greeting and shaking hands with other tour guides)! We learned a lot and would recommend all first-comers to Nepal to experience Kathmandu with a guide. The driver organized by Ngima was also wonderful and made moving around the city easy.

After sightseeing, we departed from Pokhara for the Poon Hill Trek. We were accompanied by Chhongba (guide) and Dawa (porter). Both of them ensured all our needs were well taken care of. At times, Chhongba seemed a bit checked out and spent a large amount of time on his cell phone. (Cell service appears uninterrupted for Nepalis with national coverage along this trek, which is great for safety but hearing the guides’ YouTube videos and music at teahouses took away from our desire to disconnect.) Chhongba was willing to answer the questions we asked him, but he offered relatively little information on his own. Next time we would advocate to cover more miles per day; we ended up at the teahouses and in Pokhara by 1pm the last three days of the trek and would have liked to spend more time walking each day. The trek is BEAUTIFUL, and we enjoyed every minute on the trail. Overall, Chhongba and Dawa were kind and helpful on our trek and they allowed us to relax and not worry about the details. We had a stressful exit from Nepal due to delays on Yeti airlines, and Chhongba, Lakpa (Ngima's son), and driver in Kathmandu were essential to helping us make our international flight in time.

Overall, it was a great experience!! We will highly recommend kimkim, NMMT and Nepal to friends and family. We will definitely be back to do another trek (hopefully Everest Base Camp) and would book with kimkim and Ngima again.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mindy,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip and you were very happy with the services provided by our staffs. I will look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for your next trip.

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Shaun

Nepal 7-10 days kathmandu valley-pokhara (add india 2-3 days), Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2019

Traveler: Shaun S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

My Father-In-Law and I had a fantastic trip to Nepal! I want to thank Kim Kim for providing an excellent platform for planning and communication. The are no words for how wonderful Kunchok and the Responsible Treks Team were. Everyone was very patient, flexible, and attentive to our varying interests and needs. Our trip was a whirlwind Buddhist pilgrimage/sight-seeing adventure/cultural experience/trek--in the Kathmandu Valley area, Bandipur, Pokhara, and Annapurna. The guides Raman and... read more

My Father-In-Law and I had a fantastic trip to Nepal! I want to thank Kim Kim for providing an excellent platform for planning and communication. The are no words for how wonderful Kunchok and the Responsible Treks Team were. Everyone was very patient, flexible, and attentive to our varying interests and needs. Our trip was a whirlwind Buddhist pilgrimage/sight-seeing adventure/cultural experience/trek--in the Kathmandu Valley area, Bandipur, Pokhara, and Annapurna. The guides Raman and Pratiksha provided unparalleled expertise and good company. Our trekking guide Chhiring became like a new brother to me. He really went out of his way to share and shape my experience. I hope to return as soon as I can! Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with me.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi David
Thank you so much for the wonderful words! I am happy to know you enjoyed our service. Chhiring told me about how close he became with you guys.
Your comments towards our team members are certainly going to make them excited and will motivate them to do more on their areas of clients service experiences.
We thank you once again for choosing Responsible Treks and Kimkim on your recent trip to Nepal and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Best Regards
Kunchok

Wesley

Nepal's golden triangle: kathmandu, pokhara, and chitwan - 12 days, Nepal - Mar 12 - Mar 27, 2019

Traveler: Wesley K. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Planning, execution and communication was perfect. Guides and drivers were the best. I cannot give one suggestion for improvement . For any future trips I will go to KimKim first for booking.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Wesley! We appreciate your feedback. It was great to have you here and receive your feedback throughout the trip regarding your guides and accommodations. Look forward to see you back here again for more photos, a daily Everest and maybe that trip to Tibet!

Iris

Best of kathmandu and surrounding areas, Nepal - Mar 13 - Mar 24, 2019

Traveler: Iris D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

My friend booked this trip and I joined last minute, the communication with Erin in the booking process was really difficult, which she blamed on the time difference but that was just an excuse. My time difference with Erin was only 2 hrs and 45 min as I'm not located in the US and apart from that, she could go more than 24 hrs to reply. She never even apologised for this.

Once I confirmed the trip I never even got a confirmation that my money arrived until we followed up, which was... read more

My friend booked this trip and I joined last minute, the communication with Erin in the booking process was really difficult, which she blamed on the time difference but that was just an excuse. My time difference with Erin was only 2 hrs and 45 min as I'm not located in the US and apart from that, she could go more than 24 hrs to reply. She never even apologised for this.

Once I confirmed the trip I never even got a confirmation that my money arrived until we followed up, which was unprofessional.

Upon arrival in Kathmandu I had two guys waiting for me at the arrivals. Once I got to the car I realised one guy was a scam as he just asked me for money. The representative told me to just give it to him otherwise he would fight him. This isn't directly the fault of KimKim, but the representative at the airport should have definitely stepped up.

The next morning Erin came to meet us at our hotel for a briefing, now working myself in the travel industry, I might have had high hopes as I've briefed many clients myself but this was just disappointing. There wasn't any clear information we got. She went through the program, but all she said was, today you will go for sightseeing, on the day you arrive back from Bhutan you will go for sightseeing.. No further details regarding the sightseeings.. We also had to confirm a couple of other details with her and when we asked her a question she seemed a bit annoyed answering it and that everything was just supposed to be obvious. I felt uncomfortable asking her any further questions from there. She also was a bit unclear with her program as she thought on the last day we were staying in Kathmandu and I had to make it clear that this wasn't the program.
I also asked her during the booking process if I could get a discount as I won't be doing any activities on the last day as I had an early flight out of Kathmandu and my friends only left late evening. She said that was calculated properly but once I asked during the briefing she didn't even remember my friends had any sightseeings that day. So I even doubted whether or not I paid too much for my trip.

At the end of the first day of sightseeing we received a rather cold message from her regarding tipping. I believe that our guide complained we didn't tip her, which is understanding but we thought we tip at the end of service and we knew we had the guide again for the last two days during our trip so we knew we had to tip her at that time, not at the end of each day.. Again something that should have been made clear from Erin's side during the briefing not writing us a vague and cold message about it later onwards. Apart from that, I believe tipping is based on how satisfied you are with the service, so if we weren't satisfied I think asking for a tip from Erin's side onwards the guide isn't the right way to go about it.

Now regarding the hotels, we stayed at the Patan Inn and Millas Guesthouse, both places were super lovely and amazing food, would definitely stay there again if I would return to Kathmandu.

Our guides name was Pratikshya and she was a super lovely and knowledgeable woman. I enjoyed every minute spent with her. She was very polite, explained in nice details but didn't overdo it and she was always on time and very professional. If I was to ever return to Kathmandu I would also use her again as a guide.

So to sum it all up, the guide and the hotels were really nice and a great pick for us but Erin's services were very disappointing. However to be honest, we already had a feeling that our interaction with Erin wasn't going to be so great as we noticed during the booking process.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Iris, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with Pratikshya as your city guide, and that the hotels you stayed in for your short time in Nepal were excellent.
There was quite a lot of communication between you, the Kimkim team, myself, and the other members of your group throughout the booking process- the whole team was on board to get you booked in last minute.
In regard to what was covered in the initial briefing, I went over the framework of your few days in Nepal. Pratikshya, your... read more

Dear Iris, I'm so glad you enjoyed your time with Pratikshya as your city guide, and that the hotels you stayed in for your short time in Nepal were excellent.
There was quite a lot of communication between you, the Kimkim team, myself, and the other members of your group throughout the booking process- the whole team was on board to get you booked in last minute.
In regard to what was covered in the initial briefing, I went over the framework of your few days in Nepal. Pratikshya, your city guide, took over just after my briefing to tell you more in depth information about specific sights you would be seeing that day, as that is her role.
Sorry you had to walk with your bags through Bhaktapur. Sometimes cars can't fit through those traditional narrow streets of this UNESCO protected area.
Tipping is at your discretion of course. Many guests ask me for our tipping standards, and that's why I sent them to you to avoid any confusion.
As for your last day of trip, you did not purchase any sightseeing activities. We decided to provide your group a free guide for the day because we felt you would appreciate the extra assistance.
Hope that clarifies some things.
Best,
Erin

Nepal 7-10 days kathmandu valley-pokhara (add india 2-3 days), Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2019

Traveler: Donald W. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

It was a great trip. Everyone was super nice, the weather was great, and all the guides and drivers were very attentive.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Donald and David
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Kimkim community.
I have gladly noted your warm compliments towards our staffs and service.
I am delighted that the weather did favored you well.

Thank you for choosing Responsible Treks and Kimkim . we look forward to hosting you again in near future..

Tashi Delek !

Kunchok

Terrence

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 15, 2019

Traveler: Terrence Y. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Wonderful job by the team for my first trip to Nepal. Everything went to plan, thanks to Kripa. Also many thanks to my guide Suman for taking good care of me and showing me around the beautiful country. Will be back.

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Terrence,

Thanks for your wonderful feedback and lovely pictures of your visit. It was a pleasure hosting your trip and I look forward to hosting you in the near future.

Best,
Kripa

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Mar 14 - Mar 14, 2019

Traveler: Bernard D. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Kesaeb was great - always had my back - very friendly and knew his stuff concerning the trek and tea houses - a very knowledgeable and personable person and always on time - if I come back again I’ll definitly your organization again and ask for Kesaeb as my guide - take care - enjoy

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bernard .
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and positive review. . I’m sure our entire staffs enjoyed assisting to your needs as much as you enjoyed your trip . Assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team especially to Keshab .
We thank you once again for choosing Responsible Treks and Kimkim on your recent trip to Nepal and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Take care!

Kunchok

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Mar 12 - Mar 19, 2019

Traveler: Janet B. - Local specialist: Prajwol Shrestha

From been greeted at the airport, my guide, Tashi and driver set the standard of this trip, very high.
Our itinerary was not too manic, but ran like clockwork, with excellent driving, and time keeping, the manners were impeccable. We saw so much, hard to choose a favourite, for me , it was between an Everest Mountain flight, and rafting on river. trishuli.
The visit to Pashupatinath was an experience I wil never forget, made even more memorable by our excellent local guide ,Prajwol, what an... read more

From been greeted at the airport, my guide, Tashi and driver set the standard of this trip, very high.
Our itinerary was not too manic, but ran like clockwork, with excellent driving, and time keeping, the manners were impeccable. We saw so much, hard to choose a favourite, for me , it was between an Everest Mountain flight, and rafting on river. trishuli.
The visit to Pashupatinath was an experience I wil never forget, made even more memorable by our excellent local guide ,Prajwol, what an interesting man, his memory for facts and figures is second to none, he explained so much, with so many interesting facts, he even took us to a great place for lunch, on both days out with him. The ancient villages of Bungamati and Khokana, were quite a contrast to Kathmandu, but once again, made so interesting, and stress free thanks to Prajwol and our amazing driver, who at all times remained calm, and very pleasant.
I can not thank Tashi and the team from NMMT, and Prajwol for their attention to detail, humour and seemingly bottomless knowledge.
Highly recommend, and so many thanks for creating this adventure for me.

Pikey peak: a short trek with great views of everest, Nepal - Mar 12 - Mar 16, 2019

Traveler: Joseph M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I took the 5 day Pikey Peak Trek and the experience was amazing. Amanda and my guide/porter Rishi met me at my hotel the night before in Kathmandu. They went over my list of what I was packing, and gave me some valuable advice. They picked me up at my hotel and drove me to where we met our public transportation. The trek met all of my expectations. The views were amazing, and the tea houses were great. It was wonderful to submerse yourself in the Himalaya culture for five days. ... read more

I took the 5 day Pikey Peak Trek and the experience was amazing. Amanda and my guide/porter Rishi met me at my hotel the night before in Kathmandu. They went over my list of what I was packing, and gave me some valuable advice. They picked me up at my hotel and drove me to where we met our public transportation. The trek met all of my expectations. The views were amazing, and the tea houses were great. It was wonderful to submerse yourself in the Himalaya culture for five days. Everyone was friendly and welcoming, and my guide was amazing, very helpful, and always asking me what I wanted to make my experience better. I would highly recommend this trek to someone who is in good physical condition and wants to experience the authentic local culture.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Joe, thanks for the 5 star review! This is a great trekking area, particularly for short treks and as you say, experiencing local culture.
Do let us know if you find yourself on your way back to this part of the world again, there's still lots more out there to explore!

All the best,
Amanda

Nick

5 days in nepal: 5 great itineraries, Nepal - Mar 7 - Mar 16, 2019

Traveler: Nick S. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

We had a great experience in Nepal and, thanks to Kim Kim and Sangita, we could arrange everything to suit out needs. Sangita could not have been more helpful in giving us advice about planning our trip and also making us feel welcome on arrival. We would really recommend Kim Kim and Sangita to people wishing to visit Nepal.

Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mr. Nick,

Thank you so much for the wonderful trip review. This really helps to grow up as local specialists. We look forward to seeing you back in Nepal someday :)

Best Regards
Sangita

Andy

Nepal trek march 2018, Nepal - Mar 8 - Mar 15, 2019

Traveler: Andy M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I have just returned from one of the most memorable experiences in my life. My eight day trip to Nepal, trekking in the Solukhumbu region was incredible. From my initial conversations with Amanda who helped me build a personalised itinerary, through to the planning, support, customer service and guide, the whole team were amazing. Every detail was covered and every question answered (always a bonus when you are traveling to a destination for the first time).

A special mention must go to my... read more

I have just returned from one of the most memorable experiences in my life. My eight day trip to Nepal, trekking in the Solukhumbu region was incredible. From my initial conversations with Amanda who helped me build a personalised itinerary, through to the planning, support, customer service and guide, the whole team were amazing. Every detail was covered and every question answered (always a bonus when you are traveling to a destination for the first time).

A special mention must go to my guide, Wangchhu Sherpa, who is absolutely top-class. Wangchhu really made the trip with his local knowledge and explanations of the local culture and Sherpa people. At every tea house or hotel we were made welcome with a smile and some great food. We shared some laughs and lots of chats on so many topics as we trekked, taking in some absolutely stunning views and incredible scenery. I'd definitely recommend including Pikey Peak if you can. The 360 degree views at sunrise are stunning. You can't argue with Sir Edmund Hilary!

I have no hesitation in highly recommending Amanda, Wangchuu, Sitaram and the team for a trekking adventure in Nepal. I'll definitely be heading back to Nepal next year to continue my adventure in one of the most stunning places on earth!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Andy,

It was an absolute pleasure assisting you with "one of the most memorable experiences" of your life, as you put it. We agree that Pikey Peak is an incredible trekking area, describing the view from the peak and even photos don't do it justice and we just love sending people there for not only the views, but the cultural experience too.
Thanks for your review - I'll pass it back to Wangchhu, Sitaram and the rest of the team behind the scenes!

Cheers,
Amanda

Rok

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Oct 31 - Nov 20, 2018

Traveler: Rok M. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

Everything was just perfect, no other words needed. Also all local guides, Sherpa guide Ang Gelu and other were real professionals and did their job just great.

Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Rok for this excellent review. Until next time :-)

Nikola

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Feb 21 - Feb 25, 2019

Traveler: Nikola N. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

Great organization from start to finish. Meals in the mountains were a little small so we had to purchase more food for each meal we had. Guides we great and helpfull only english communication wasnt the greatest. However it is a normal fact to expect when visiting tgis part of the world.

Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Nikola,

Thank you for your review, they really help us grow as local specialists. Really glad to know that you enjoyed your Nepal trip. We did not have any issues about the food during the trek until now. We are sorry that you felt the meals given to you were a little small during the trek. We will take care of this thing in the future.
Regarding the language of trekking guide, they mostly belong to the mountains who have learned English while interacting with the foreigners. We agree... read more

Hi Nikola,

Thank you for your review, they really help us grow as local specialists. Really glad to know that you enjoyed your Nepal trip. We did not have any issues about the food during the trek until now. We are sorry that you felt the meals given to you were a little small during the trek. We will take care of this thing in the future.
Regarding the language of trekking guide, they mostly belong to the mountains who have learned English while interacting with the foreigners. We agree they do not have the best English , only basic English but they have best knowledge about the local lifestyle and culture of the mountains.

We hope to see you back in Nepal someday :)

Best regards,
Sangita

Lokman

Helambu trek, Nepal - Mar 1 - Mar 9, 2019

Traveler: Lokman A. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

KimKim connected us to Ngima from NMMT. We communicated via KimKim's messaging platform which was effortless. Ngima was able to answer all my queries and he did so in a timely manner. He also arranged everything for me which was really convenient. All I had to do was to book the flight. In Nepal, I did the Helambu Trek. I was accompanied by Lakhma (guide) and Pasang (porter). I only expected my guide to be able to converse in English, but Pasang could do it too and that was a bonus. Both of... read more

KimKim connected us to Ngima from NMMT. We communicated via KimKim's messaging platform which was effortless. Ngima was able to answer all my queries and he did so in a timely manner. He also arranged everything for me which was really convenient. All I had to do was to book the flight. In Nepal, I did the Helambu Trek. I was accompanied by Lakhma (guide) and Pasang (porter). I only expected my guide to be able to converse in English, but Pasang could do it too and that was a bonus. Both of them ensured all my needs were taken care of. Overall, it was a great experience for me. I will highly recommend KimKim, NMMT and Nepal to all.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Lokman,
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us and I am so happy to hear that you had such a good time!
Welcome back at any time!

All the best,
Ngima

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek: group departures - 15 days, Nepal - Feb 23 - Mar 11, 2019

Traveler: Melvin D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Erin, Chhiring and the team were amazing. nothing was too much trouble and they made our trip a truly unforgettable experience. Thanks!

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Melvin, great meeting you and hearing your feedback. You guys were great to work with, and hope you can make it to this part of the world again to tackle another trek!
All the best,
Erin

Neil

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek: group departures - 15 days, Nepal - Feb 23 - Mar 11, 2019

Traveler: Neil N. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Absolutely amazing experience. Erin was amazing from beginning to end. All emails answered promptly . Everything arranged seamlessly. We had to worry about nothing.
Due to adverse weather we had to cut trek short nd head to Pochara. She booked hotels , transfers excursions without wanting any payment until we got to Katmandu. Booked us into amazing hotel Temle Tree in Pochara.
Trek was incredible our Guide Cheering and Sherpa Norbu were two of the nicest men you could ever of met. Much better... read more

Absolutely amazing experience. Erin was amazing from beginning to end. All emails answered promptly . Everything arranged seamlessly. We had to worry about nothing.
Due to adverse weather we had to cut trek short nd head to Pochara. She booked hotels , transfers excursions without wanting any payment until we got to Katmandu. Booked us into amazing hotel Temle Tree in Pochara.
Trek was incredible our Guide Cheering and Sherpa Norbu were two of the nicest men you could ever of met. Much better prepared than the other guides. We had Ice Axe with us which was essential at times other guides had nothing.
We had many laughs and spent many happy evenings with Cheering and Norbu. Highly Highly recommend Erin and her team.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Neil! Great to meet you and I'm so pleased to hear you had a great trek. Sometimes treks need to be amended due to Himalayan weather, so thanks for your patience, and I'm glad we found you a great alternative. I'm glad you got along with Chiring and Norbu- sounds like you had a tight, fun group.
I hope you and Mel can get out here again to tackle another mountain with us.
All the best,
Erin

Melvin

Namche trek, Nepal - Feb 24 - Mar 3, 2019

Traveler: Melvin T. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Was great to have Ngima attend to us during our pre-planning. He was extremely patient, prompt and informative with our queries in planning our tailored itinerary.

We were well taken care of from the moment we stepped into Kathmandu till we left. We definitely enjoyed ourselves thoroughly throughout the journey.

Highly recommended when planning a trip to Nepal!

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Melvin,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip and you were very happy with the services provided by our staffs. I will look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for your next trip.

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Lisa

Balthali trek via panauti, Nepal - Feb 19 - Feb 23, 2019

Traveler: Lisa M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I can highly recommend Amanda at Kim Kim/ Himalayan Trails and am very grateful for the care and thought she put into planning my trekking trip in Nepal. I felt that my needs were really listened to and that she made a conscious effort to suggest accommodation that she felt I would enjoy. Our guide Sumon was knowledgeable and engaging and helped to make the trip more interesting and tailored to our needs. Overall a very enjoyable experience and I would definitely use the company again - they are professional, attentive and experienced.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for your review, Lisa! We do try to customise each trip so that you get the right thing for you, ultimately the proof is in the pudding :)

We'd love to have you back again!

Cheers,
Amanda

Katarina

Namche bazar, Nepal - Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2019

Traveler: Katarina W. - Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa

Nepal in one word is......AMAZING! My husband and I were heading towards India for a wedding but wanted to make sure we could include at least a short trip to Nepal. Tashi and his team made it possible and we were able to see Kathmandu as well as hike up to see Everest.

Firstly, the whole organisation and process was incredibly easy. Tashi understood quickly what we wanted and organised it within days. His response time, even with the time difference, was within hours even.

Once we... read more

Nepal in one word is......AMAZING! My husband and I were heading towards India for a wedding but wanted to make sure we could include at least a short trip to Nepal. Tashi and his team made it possible and we were able to see Kathmandu as well as hike up to see Everest.

Firstly, the whole organisation and process was incredibly easy. Tashi understood quickly what we wanted and organised it within days. His response time, even with the time difference, was within hours even.

Once we arrived, he was there with the driver to pick us up. Explained the entire next steps and made sure everything with our hotel was fine. He even organised a "to-go" breakfast from our hotel for the next morning at 4:30am (since heading to Lukla that morning). That morning he brought us to the airport, explained the process, and kept in contact with our guides during the whole trek to make sure everything was running smoothly. Once we flew back to Kathmandu from Lukla, we had a few more hours until our next flight, and he used the time to show us another beautiful site, and we got to enjoy a nice tea together there. His detailed dedication to the guests is impeccable and highly appreciated. I've never felt so well taken care of by any tour company.

The trek itself was stunning and perfectly planned. We arrived in Lukla around mid-morning (after a few flight delays). Our guide, Mingma Gyaljen, and sherpa, Fu Renji were waiting for us once we arrived. They then took us to a Teahouse for a quick tea and introductions. From there we hiked to Phadking. It was a beautiful hike. There we spent the evening at the Khumbu Traveller's Guest House. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming, and made sure we had everything we needed (tasty food too). The second day we hiked up to Namche Bazaar. What a beautiful hike! It gets a bit uphill the last part, so you need to take your time. Both guides were very attentive and adapted to our speeds when needed. During the hike up, we stopped at the Sagarmatha National Park's 3.140m view point to get our first view of Everest. Once at Namche, we stayed at the Shangrila Lodges right in the middle of the town with a great view of the area. It was pretty cold up there since it was January but we kept warm at the fire, and our guide made sure we had enough blankets. The host made some amazing homemade Momo's for us too! The next morning, our guide woke us up at 6am as the sky was clear so we could hike up further to see the surrounding mountain peaks. We hiked up about 30minutes to 3.555m to get a perfect view of Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Tabuche and Amadablam and many more. We are so grateful to our brilliant guide and sherpa for suggesting it and taking us there! They both made sure we really enjoyed ourselves the entire trek.

Following that we hiked back to Lukla. There we stayed at the Sonam Lodge. The hosts made us feel like part of the family, and even came with us to the airport to make sure we had no issues.

The entire trip was more than any of our expectations and we definitely want to go back for a longer trek with the Tashi team. Thank you to Tashi, Mingma Gyaljen, Fu Renji, and the Teahouse hosts for the amazing experience!!

Tashi Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Katarina,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, It was indeed a great pleasure for me to organize a memorable trip for you. Also glad to hear that you were very happy with the services provided by our staffs. I hope to welcome you soon again for your next trip to Nepal.

Best Regards,
Tashi and NMMT Family.

Muldau and poon hill trek, Nepal - Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2019

Traveler: Michael D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

It was incredible. Mingmar and the two porters were knowledgeable, patient, and simply outstanding. They handled the entire experience seamlessly and were incredibly accommodating to myself and fellow trekkers. Honestly could not have asked for a better experience.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Michael, so glad you had an incredible trip with Mingmar and your porters. Hope to see you back here for a longer adventure in the future!

Peter

Ghandruk trek, Nepal - Feb 3 - Feb 9, 2019

Traveler: Peter H. - Local specialist: Pasang Sherpa

From start to finish the whole experience was amazing. Thanks to all involved especially our guide Chomba and porter Nila.

Pasang Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Peter, I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful time and you are happy with the services provided by our staffs during your stay in Nepal. I will look forward to seeing you soon for your next trip to Nepal in near future.

Best regards,
NMMT family.

Troys trip, Nepal - Feb 3 - Feb 7, 2019

Traveler: Troy g. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

A fantastic trip!
My guide Lhakpa was brilliant. Really appreciated his experience and sense of humour, particularly when compared to other guides along the way.
Will definately do this again with Lhakpa next year!
Thank you very much.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Troy,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, Glad to see that you are happy with the services provided by our guide. I will look forward to welcoming you again for your next trip to Nepal in near further.

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family,

Floyd

Muldau and poon hill trek, Nepal - Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2019

Traveler: Floyd D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

We had Mingmar, Dawn and Dorze on our trip. They were nothing short of amazing. We were very pleased with their knowledge and expertise.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Floyd!
Thanks so much for your review, and extremely glad that you enjoyed your experiences with your guides here.
Hope you come to Nepal again!

Anthony

Muldau and poon hill trek, Nepal - Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2019

Traveler: Anthony D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Thank you, Erin for organizing a terrific trek to Muldau and Poon Hill for us in the short time we had available in Nepal. The scenic views of the Annapurna range are magical and the wonderful memories of the trek will last a lifetime. I especially appreciate the quick adjustment to our itinerary, due to unexpected snow at lower elevations while we were on the trail, which prevented us from reaching Muldau, but had no negative impact on our experience. You and the staff at KimKim were great... read more

Thank you, Erin for organizing a terrific trek to Muldau and Poon Hill for us in the short time we had available in Nepal. The scenic views of the Annapurna range are magical and the wonderful memories of the trek will last a lifetime. I especially appreciate the quick adjustment to our itinerary, due to unexpected snow at lower elevations while we were on the trail, which prevented us from reaching Muldau, but had no negative impact on our experience. You and the staff at KimKim were great to work with.

I also want acknowledge our guide Mingmar and porters, Dorze and Dawa. They were the best company on the trail. It was so much fun! A round of Sprite for all! (Inside joke between Mingmar, Dorze, Dawa and our group)

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tony!
You're very welcome, and I'm glad we put something together for you guys. Changes happen here- the nature of the Himalayas, so I'm glad our team sorted out the itinerary change. We're good like that :)

I'll pass on the words of praise to Mingmar, Dorze and Dawa. I'm so glad to hear you all had fun on the trip. Hope you're back again for more rounds of Sprite!

Getting from kathmandu to pokhara, Nepal - Jan 24 - Jan 31, 2019

Traveler: Kathie s. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

Sangrita planned all the logistics including flights, hotels ,transfer, and guides. Sangrita answered all our questions quickly and everything worked perfectly! She was in constant contact with us throughout our trip. We highly recommend her company!

Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kathie and Lorraine,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was our great pleasure to organize your trip to Nepal. You have been a great inspiration to us. Please keep up the spirit. We hope to see you back in our country Nepal. Please take care :)

With best regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB Team

John

Best of the kathmandu valley in 2 days, Nepal - Dec 4 - Dec 8, 2018

Traveler: John A. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

I recently visited Nepal for the first time. I used Kimkim because I wasn't familiar with the country and I didn't have much time to plan the trip personally. Using Kimkim was the best decision I could have made.

Kripa from Himalayan Trails was helpful beyond belief and provided an itinerary that was exactly what I was looking for. She arranged the accommodations, guides, and all other logistics. Although it seemed somewhat expensive up front I realized I got an extraordinary deal! I look forward to using Kimkim and Himalayan Trails again soon.

Highly highly recommend it.

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi John, happy to see your positive review of your Short Nepal trip and good feedback about planning a trip from Kimkim. It was an absolute pleasure planning your trip and meeting with in person.

I look forward to planning an amazing trip for you soon.

Best,
Kripa

Pikey peak trek: a short trek with great views of everest - 5-7 days, Nepal - Jan 7 - Jan 12, 2019

Traveler: Amy S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Our 4 day trek in Nepal was fantastic. Gelu was a great guide, took it at a nice pace and looked after us all.
I loved the different terrains we walked through. Meeting the locals and being thoroughly looked after.
The trek was a good challenge, long days but do able and very rewarding.
We were lucky with the weather, a little snow storm the afternoon we reached base camp but it added to the mood. Getting up early in the freezing cold to summit was a struggle, but to get outside to see... read more

Our 4 day trek in Nepal was fantastic. Gelu was a great guide, took it at a nice pace and looked after us all.
I loved the different terrains we walked through. Meeting the locals and being thoroughly looked after.
The trek was a good challenge, long days but do able and very rewarding.
We were lucky with the weather, a little snow storm the afternoon we reached base camp but it added to the mood. Getting up early in the freezing cold to summit was a struggle, but to get outside to see clear starry skies was amazing.
We stuck in, and made it to the summit just in time to see the sun rise. It was breath taking (the walk up and the views). The mountain range standing tall, fantastic view of mt Everest and surrounding mountains. Out of this world! Definitely felt I had accomplished something. Smiles all round!!
A massive thank you to Gelu, Tongba and the two porters! A trip we will never forget.

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Amy, it's such a wonderful to see your detailed review of your days and how our guide looked after you and your friend throughout your trip. From reading your review I can see that you really enjoyed your trek and our guide/porters company.
I look forward to organising a trip for you and your friends in the coming days.
Thanks,
Kripa

Kenneth

Annapurna base camp , Nepal - Jan 15 - Jan 25, 2019

Traveler: Kenneth L. - Local specialist: Pasang Sherpa

I just returned from an 8 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp. It was outstanding! The whole process of booking was seamless. Pasang Sherpa was extremely responsive and customized my trip and made excellent recommendations including hotels. She checked in on me during my trip through my guide. I was greeted by my guide Lhakpa Chhetar Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa, his colleague at Nepal Myths, at the airport. They are both so courteous and took me to my hotel on the first night in Khatmandu. My guide... read more

I just returned from an 8 day trek to Annapurna Base Camp. It was outstanding! The whole process of booking was seamless. Pasang Sherpa was extremely responsive and customized my trip and made excellent recommendations including hotels. She checked in on me during my trip through my guide. I was greeted by my guide Lhakpa Chhetar Sherpa and Lakpa Sherpa, his colleague at Nepal Myths, at the airport. They are both so courteous and took me to my hotel on the first night in Khatmandu. My guide made the trip extremely fun, and we even diverted from our itinerary and took side trips to see a Buddhist monastery and hot springs. I highly recommend trekking to ABC. The trek is moderate in difficulty and we trekked 5-7 hours each day, which was just right. The different landscapes that you cross are spectacular, from rhododendrum forests, bamboo forests, waterfalls, streams, and of course the snow capped peaks. Everything was great! I would highly recommend Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails as the outfit to choose when trekking in Nepal. I definitely want to go back!!

Pasang Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kenneth,

Thank you so much for writing a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful time and you are happy with the services provided by our staffs during your stay in Nepal. I will look forward to seeing you soon for your next trip to Nepal in near future.

Best regards,
NMMT family.

Alan

Nepal's classic highlights - 9 days, Nepal - Dec 30 - Jan 13, 2019

Traveler: Alan W. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We had an excellent trip trekking strting at POKHARA - Panchase - Bhadure -Sarangkot our tour guide Chhirig CAP Lama was extraordinary helping us all along. Others Ngima,Santa and Karma were also friendly and helping. we enjoyed our trek immensely.
National Park Chitwan Jungle Villa resort , our guide was DUKHI RAM CHOUDARY who had an excellent knowledge of the animals and village . He seemed very passionate and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the National Park and recommend people to go and visit anytime.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alan, thanks for your review, great to hear that the people you met along the way were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Our guests often comment that the people they meet along the way are the unexpected highlight of our trips and I'm glad to hear that this was the same for you!

All the best,
Amanda

Natalie

Pikey peak trek: a short trek with great views of everest - 5-7 days, Nepal - Jan 7 - Jan 12, 2019

Traveler: Natalie F. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

We completed a trek to pikey peak with guides Gelu and Tomba. We completed this over four full days, staying at tea houses in between. This trek was brilliant and whilst challenging at times it was thoroughly enjoyable. The guides and porters were so lovely and the teahouses were great. The trip was organised brilliantly with great communication throughout meaning we could relax knowing it was sorted.

Pikey peak was a great trail. We went through villages, fields and through a forests, such... read more

We completed a trek to pikey peak with guides Gelu and Tomba. We completed this over four full days, staying at tea houses in between. This trek was brilliant and whilst challenging at times it was thoroughly enjoyable. The guides and porters were so lovely and the teahouses were great. The trip was organised brilliantly with great communication throughout meaning we could relax knowing it was sorted.

Pikey peak was a great trail. We went through villages, fields and through a forests, such a mix of terrain it made each day different. The views at the summit were incredible, we were lucky with our weather and got up there for sunrise, could not have been better.

Everyone on this trek loved it and I would definetly recommend to others

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Natalie, many thanks for sharing your experience about the Pikey trek and happy to see positive feedback about this trek from all of your friends. This trek would not have been possible without your active participation and well coordination with our guides. I look forward to hosting your trip again :)

Best,
Kripa

Emma

Pikey peak trek: a short trek with great views of everest - 5-7 days, Nepal - Jan 7 - Jan 12, 2019

Traveler: Emma R. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Fantastic trek! Our guides Gulu and Thombo were great and our two porters did an amazing job! So kind and all the tea houses hosts were lovely also. As this trek is less travelled some of the tea houses are more basic but I think it provided us with a true Nepali experience and we loved it!! Pikey peak base camp is absolutely freezing but great fun, dancing to keep warm! Definately recommend!!

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Emma, very much happy to see you absolutely love the Pikey trek and our guides. It was a pleasure hosting a girls trip.
Thanks,
Kripa

Luxury trekking in the everest region - 9 days, Nepal - Dec 28 - Jan 6, 2019

Traveler: Patrice S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

We were looking for an adventure in the Himalayas. We had a fabulous one! From the very beginning, Kunchok made sure that everything was planned and organized the right way. He took all our needs into consideration and was extremely patient and helpful. In Nepal, he treated us like royalty. Once in Nepal, Sonam turned out to be much more than a very resourceful guide. He became a brother whose company we will miss. Both Kunchok and Sonam are top-notched individuals. Too bad Nepal and our... read more

We were looking for an adventure in the Himalayas. We had a fabulous one! From the very beginning, Kunchok made sure that everything was planned and organized the right way. He took all our needs into consideration and was extremely patient and helpful. In Nepal, he treated us like royalty. Once in Nepal, Sonam turned out to be much more than a very resourceful guide. He became a brother whose company we will miss. Both Kunchok and Sonam are top-notched individuals. Too bad Nepal and our new friends are so far away.

As far as Kimkim is concerned, it would be better to think client happiness first, not information systems. Please get rid of these annoying cold-hearted computer-generated messages. You can do better on that front. Thank you for recommending Kunchok and his company to us. We are extremely grateful!

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Patrice
Thank you for your review. Please know that we always intend to deliver exceptional experience to all of our guests, it is a pleasure to read that we succeeded in our mission.
Rest assured that your kind words have been relayed to our entire team especially Sonam.
We very much look forward to welcoming you and your son to Nepal in near future for longer period of time !

Cheers
Kunchok

Antony

Role of your local guide in nepal, Nepal - Nov 13 - Nov 27, 2018

Traveler: Antony B. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Alex at Kimkim was very helpful with the initial enquiry, putting me in touch with Kunchok Nima of Responsible Treks.

Kunchok dealt very patiently with my many questions and several changes of plan and dates. All the arrangements he made for me worked out very smoothly.

On the trek I was guided by Gyaljan Lama and Keshab Magar. They were patient, kind and helpful, and spoke excellent English. Hopefully they will remember 'undulating' and 'clearing', which I suggested they add to their... read more

Alex at Kimkim was very helpful with the initial enquiry, putting me in touch with Kunchok Nima of Responsible Treks.

Kunchok dealt very patiently with my many questions and several changes of plan and dates. All the arrangements he made for me worked out very smoothly.

On the trek I was guided by Gyaljan Lama and Keshab Magar. They were patient, kind and helpful, and spoke excellent English. Hopefully they will remember 'undulating' and 'clearing', which I suggested they add to their already amazing vocabulary! Their help and encouragement got me up to Khayer Tal, an exhausting but spectacular 11 hour round trip from Kopra Danda lodge.

My favourite village? Swanta, where I spent a rest day!

Thank you Alex, Kuncholk, Gyaljan and Keshab. Maybe see you again one day, for Humla or Kanchengjunga...

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Antony
Thank you very much for your wonderful Review . It was our pleasure to host you to the Himalayas. Details of your feedback be it in regards to our service, the language , patience of guides , the beauty of mountains and villages and our personalized service is highly appreciated.

I am delighted to learn that you had a great trip with us . Our priority is to always deliver an exceptional experience to all of our clients and to hear that your experience mirrors this ambition... read more

Hi Antony
Thank you very much for your wonderful Review . It was our pleasure to host you to the Himalayas. Details of your feedback be it in regards to our service, the language , patience of guides , the beauty of mountains and villages and our personalized service is highly appreciated.

I am delighted to learn that you had a great trip with us . Our priority is to always deliver an exceptional experience to all of our clients and to hear that your experience mirrors this ambition is truly wonderful so thank you again for sharing.
We truly look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in near future ... for Humla or Kanchengjunga...!

Cheers
Kunchok

Heneu

Khopra danda trek and chitwan national park package, Nepal - Dec 28 - Jan 7, 2019

Traveler: Heneu T. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Amanda and Himalayan Trails were amazing at planning a customized trip for my honeymoon. It was such a memorable experience. Exactly what we needed although we couldn't explain it exactly at the start...she knew what we wanted.

And execution was flawless. A few things on my trip didnt work out (flights, altitude sickness) but Amanda managed to adjust the trip on the spot each time with no extra cost or headache.

Wonderful experience. Unique memories.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for your review Heneu, it was a pleasure having you here for your honeymoon! We were very glad to be able to re-arrange those little things at the last minute.

I hope married life is treating you well, all the best!

Amanda :)

Subha

Kathmandu & pokhara sightseeing - 5 days, Nepal - Jan 2 - Jan 7, 2019

Traveler: Subha N. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Thank you KimKim team for my bespoke tour of Nepal. Ngima organised my itinerary customising the places I wanted to visit.
Lakpa Thapa and Saraswoti were always on time to accompany me and fill in the details of the places I visited and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Nepal
Thank you
Subha Naidu
Sydney Australia

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Subha, Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am glad that you had a memorable time during your stay in Nepal and you are happy with the services provided by our guide. Look forward to serving you in near future.

Best wishes,
Ngima

Kathmandu and pokhara, Nepal - Dec 18 - Jan 3, 2019

Traveler: Helge H. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We just completed our first vacation with Kimkim support - and we absolutely loved it! Our family of four travels a lot, and we consider ourselves pretty sophisticated travelers. Our trip was to Nepal where my wife and I lived for a year 15 years ago - so why Kimkim, you might wonder? I sure did, initially! I stumbled over their website and loved it (and Nepal info I can judge, I feel) and then started my online discussion with Amanda from Kathmandu-based Himalayan Trails. She was incredibly... read more

We just completed our first vacation with Kimkim support - and we absolutely loved it! Our family of four travels a lot, and we consider ourselves pretty sophisticated travelers. Our trip was to Nepal where my wife and I lived for a year 15 years ago - so why Kimkim, you might wonder? I sure did, initially! I stumbled over their website and loved it (and Nepal info I can judge, I feel) and then started my online discussion with Amanda from Kathmandu-based Himalayan Trails. She was incredibly available and quick and proactive in her responses. Based on her recommendations, we added a few real gems to our itinerary: Two nights at an herb farm just outside Bhaktapur - rammed earth homes which are beautiful and home grown food which was amazing. A final night at Traditional Homes Swotha in Patan, a beautifully restored Newari house in an unbeatable location.
Amanda met with us at the beginning of our trip and even loaned us a simple local phone...invaluable as our US Iphones did not accept the local SIM cards.
Beyond some great recs, everything organized by Kimkim was top notch: The jeeps were a bit better than what we could find ourselves (and you do want the AC to work when you drive through KTM!) - and Amanda was incredibly helpful when we had to make a late adjustment to our itinerary.
Overall a truly memorable trip, made possible by the incredible support Amanda and Himalayan Trails provided!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Helge, thanks so much for your thorough review and thanks for giving us a go via Kimkim! I was also a little dubious about what I could add to your trip, given that you had spent a significant amount of time here and that you knew what you wanted to do on your trip, so personally that's great to hear that our knowledge (of course I work with a whole team, who all contribute to the creation and running of trips, I just happen to be the person you interact with during planning) does add... read more

Hi Helge, thanks so much for your thorough review and thanks for giving us a go via Kimkim! I was also a little dubious about what I could add to your trip, given that you had spent a significant amount of time here and that you knew what you wanted to do on your trip, so personally that's great to hear that our knowledge (of course I work with a whole team, who all contribute to the creation and running of trips, I just happen to be the person you interact with during planning) does add value to your time and experience.

It was lovely to meet all 4 of you and to help you share your past experience of Nepal with your kids!

All the best,
Amanda

The best of chitwan, Nepal - Dec 28 - Jan 3, 2019

Traveler: Louisa J. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

From the moment I ‘found’ Kripa I knew we were in safe hands. Her suggestions and recommendations were exactly what we wanted. She and her colleagues accommodated our every need-including bringing extra bags to the airport so we could repack before leaving on a domestic flight! We stayed at two beautiful places in the Chitwan, played golf in Kathmandu and finished with a fun day wizzing through the streets on the back of vespas eating momos-perfect. Thankyou Kripa.

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Louisa, thank you for writing down such a lovely review about the Barahi Jungle lodge and our Vespa tour. It was a shame that I couldn't get to meet with you in person due to my health issue but I would love to meet you soon if you plan again to visit Nepal.

Best Regards,
Kripa

Melvin

Annapurna base camp trek, Nepal - Dec 16 - Dec 28, 2018

Traveler: Melvin N. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

I did a Poon Hill + Annapurna Sanctuary trek, travelling alone (besides my guide and porter). Incidentally, this was my first trekking experience. Prior to my trip, Ngima was very prompt in helping me craft (and re-craft a couple of times) an itinerary that suited what I wanted, as well as answering any queries I might have. He helped made planning for my trip as stress-free as it could possibly get, while still retaining autonomy over my plans.
A typical day on the trek involved walking... read more

I did a Poon Hill + Annapurna Sanctuary trek, travelling alone (besides my guide and porter). Incidentally, this was my first trekking experience. Prior to my trip, Ngima was very prompt in helping me craft (and re-craft a couple of times) an itinerary that suited what I wanted, as well as answering any queries I might have. He helped made planning for my trip as stress-free as it could possibly get, while still retaining autonomy over my plans.
A typical day on the trek involved walking (that is, climbing up and down) through varied scenery, from lush bamboo forests to mountain-flanked snowfields, stopping for a leisurely mid-morning tea and lunch along the way. Most days, we reached our resting lodge for the night by around 3pm, and the rest of the day was spent relaxing, reading, chatting with fellow travellers, all over a pot of brewed tea. It is worth pointing out that I went in winter, meaning the flowers are not in bloom, but, in my opinion, that is more than made up for by the fact that there is a smaller crowd on the trails and in the lodges. The visual highlights of the trek are undoubtedly the 7000s-8000s giants, whether they be shyly peeking out from behind lesser mountains (or hills, as they call them in Nepal), laid out in a stunning vista at Poonhill, or subsequently transformed into a panoramic amphitheatre at Annapurna Base Camp. For an urbanite like me, the chance to slow down one’s pace, escape from the bustle and grind – not to mention digital spam – of city life, and just live in the moment, all the while soaking in nature, was incredibly rejuvenating.
Credit must also go to my guide Pemba and my porter Pasang, who attended to my every need – voiced or otherwise (requests for extra blankets, tea and meal orders etc). Importantly, I did not once felt rushed, Pemba encouraging me to take my time, set my own pace and just enjoy the journey. (Too many trekkers seemed to forget to do just that, too focussed as they were on the endpoint.) Pemba has also been very helpful in customising the itinerary on the fly based on the pace we were making. Besides all these, through the chats we had, and their easy-going, quick-to-laugh nature, I felt I had experienced a bit of Nepali culture and Sherpa warmth and good cheer. Pemba and Pasang have grown to be friends to me, whom I hope to trek with again in future.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Melvin,
Thank you so much for writing a wonderful review. I am glad to hear that you had a wonderful time and you are happy with the services provided by our staffs during your stay in Nepal. I will look forward to seeing you soon for your next trip to Nepal in near future.

Best regards,
NMMT family.

Terje

Nepal in december, Nepal - Dec 15 - Dec 20, 2018

Traveler: Terje R. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

All in all It was a fantastic trip, and I’m very satisfied with your help during planning and the flexibility you were giving by changing one night from Kathmandu to Balthali. That change gave the highlight of the tour, Namobuddha and Balthali plus hike to Balthali. Great day.

Nagarkot itself was beautiful, but the hike from Sankhu was very disappointing.

Nice warm up thru the rice fields. Splendid ending with Mountain View’s in Nagarkot. But nothing to see and experience on the was. Just... read more

All in all It was a fantastic trip, and I’m very satisfied with your help during planning and the flexibility you were giving by changing one night from Kathmandu to Balthali. That change gave the highlight of the tour, Namobuddha and Balthali plus hike to Balthali. Great day.

Nagarkot itself was beautiful, but the hike from Sankhu was very disappointing.

Nice warm up thru the rice fields. Splendid ending with Mountain View’s in Nagarkot. But nothing to see and experience on the was. Just a dusty road that could have been anywhere. No nature, no views and nothing to experience.

To compare, our walk last 2 km to Balthali was amazing all the way. Nature, bridge, village and views. I recommend this route, just make it longer.

Namobuddha and Balthali was the highlight of my tour, so I recommend this combination. Namobuddha was so great. In fact this was my own idea, and we had to discuss a lot to include it. I think it’s a bit strange that you don’t recommend it to everybody.

Dhulikhel was nothing to see, as far as we experienced.

Bhaktapur was very nice. Wonderful atmosphere. Patan also perfect as 1 hour stop.

Bungamati and Khokana- a bit disappointing. As suspected, these were small cities, not country side villages as I would say Balthali is.

Kathmandu tour was as good as it can be. Combined with Bhaktapur and Everest flight, a perfect first day.

I will also recommend others to stay more than one night other places than Kathmandu.

Everest flight was great in itself, but I got the worst possible seat.

I asked my contact months ago, and also just after payment, to reserve a good seat for me, as was recommended by many on TripAdvisor. He told me there are no fixed seats, just make sure to enter the plane early and sit on the left side. So I did, but then I realized that we all had specific seats. And I got the worst in the entire plane, beside the rotor on the right side. Probably because everybody else had reserved better seats.

I wasn’t very happy with that during the flight, since the rotor were blocking my sight and pictures. Fortunately the hostess took some nice pictures of Everest for me, so the memories after are OK.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Terje,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, It was so great reading your experience and glad to know that you are happy with the services provided by our staffs, we will definitely take your suggestion into consideration for future. I will look forward to seeing you soon for your trip to Nepal in near future.

Best regards,
Ngima.

Mohare danda trek , Nepal - Dec 1 - Dec 12, 2018

Traveler: Terri H. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

Our contact in Nepal, Anura was wonderful. She was extremely organized & efficient. Her expert planning covered every single detail of our trip.
Our guide, Jangbu was extremely knowledgeable & very attentive to our individual needs.

Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Terri, thanks for taking the time to write up this review. I am sure to pass on the review to both Anura and Jangbu, who really made the fine details all happen, beyond the designing of the trip. I am so glad you appreciate it.

Hope we will see you in our neck of the woods again sometime!

Neil

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 24 - Dec 7, 2018

Traveler: Neil M. - Local specialist: Prajwol Shrestha

We had an AMAZING trip to Nepal!
Me, my wife and two daughters (aged 8 and 7) spent an incredible two weeks in Nepal on a trip arranged through Kimkim. We were met and looked after by the wonderful Tashi in Kathmandu at the beginning and the end of our trip. We completed a jaw-dropping 5 day trek in the Annapurna region with our first-class Sherpa guides Pemba and Cherring (these guys feel like family now - they were SO good with our kids!) followed by a few days in Pokhara and Chitwan... read more

We had an AMAZING trip to Nepal!
Me, my wife and two daughters (aged 8 and 7) spent an incredible two weeks in Nepal on a trip arranged through Kimkim. We were met and looked after by the wonderful Tashi in Kathmandu at the beginning and the end of our trip. We completed a jaw-dropping 5 day trek in the Annapurna region with our first-class Sherpa guides Pemba and Cherring (these guys feel like family now - they were SO good with our kids!) followed by a few days in Pokhara and Chitwan national park. It was the trip of a lifetime and the service and care that we received from everyone in Nepal was the best I've ever experienced. Prajwol and Tashi had thought of everything and we were incredibly well looked after every step of the way.
Nepal is an amazing country due to the cultures, food, landscape, wildlife and most importantly the people. Prajwol had arranged everything for us before we left Scotland so all we had to do was enjoy ourselves and have our minds blown by a truly unforgettable two weeks.
I can thank or praise the guys enough. Thank you Kimkim!

Prajwol Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Neil and family,

Namaste from Nepal !!

Hope you had a sound flight back to home and it's so good to know that you enjoyed every seconds while staying in Nepal. Thank you very much for appreciating our service arranged for your trip and we feel we have achieved our goal of adding one more happy client in our list. Hope you will think about us again for your next trip to Nepal.

Warm wishes,

Prajwol Shrestha

Trisuli rafting & kayaking - 1-2 days, Nepal - Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2018

Traveler: Courtney S. - Local specialist: Chrissy Dawkins

The white water rafting trip my partner and I did was amazing!!! Everything was planned extremely well thanks to Chrissy and our guides were highly trained and made us have a great experience! Thanks for a wicked time!

Chrissy Dawkins, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Courtney. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so pleased that you had such a great time on your recent rafting trip! We hope to see you again in the future. Thanks, Chrissy

Mohare danda trek , Nepal - Dec 1 - Dec 12, 2018

Traveler: Liz U. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

This trip was amazing!!
Raj and Anura were excellent help prior to trip. Anura very patient with all of my questions!
Jangbu, Anura, Robin, and the entire Social Tour’s team were terrific during the trip. Anura took us to two really delicious restaurants and made us feel very comfortable.
Well organized!
Very good value.
Jangbu Sherpa was excellent guide for trekking. Modified the trip as needed for me. Wise and professional, warm and caring. Exactly the kind of person I need to guide me! Our porter was just terrific as well.
Would definitely recommend Kimkim and Social Tours.

Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Liz, it was an absolute joy to design your trip to Nepal with Terri. Also very glad you appreciate the preparation and details which Anura worked into the trip. Good that Jangbu was also a good match to the two of you.

Was a bit worried when the modifications of the trek was required, but glad it all worked out. Jangbu is excellent for that, and we were also very happy when he had time for lead your trek!

Ailson

Pikey peak trek package, Nepal - Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2018

Traveler: Ailson S. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

If its your first time going to Nepal and you don't use Himalayan Trails, you are making a mistake. period.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Haha many thanks for the 5 star review, Nick! You've certainly let the pictures tell the story for you. Even though your travel partner had to cancel at the last minute, it looks like the friendly Nepali hospitality has made sure that you had plenty of people around to keep you occupied!

All the best,
Amanda

Kevin

Pikey peak trek: a short trek with great views of everest - 5-7 days, Nepal - Nov 24 - Dec 9, 2018

Traveler: Kevin A. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Just back from an amazing unforgetable 7 day trek to Pikey Peak. from the first contact with Erin through to our last day in Kathmandu Erin was amazing. We met Erin and our guide (Mingmar) the night before the trek to go through the finer details and also when the trek had finished we met again with Erin at our hotel to see how it went and if she could assist us any further, Erin arranged for my friend to take the Everest plane trip.
I ve back- packed all over the world and never taken up a... read more

Just back from an amazing unforgetable 7 day trek to Pikey Peak. from the first contact with Erin through to our last day in Kathmandu Erin was amazing. We met Erin and our guide (Mingmar) the night before the trek to go through the finer details and also when the trek had finished we met again with Erin at our hotel to see how it went and if she could assist us any further, Erin arranged for my friend to take the Everest plane trip.
I ve back- packed all over the world and never taken up a service of this type before but when up a mountain alot can go wrong so felt this was the right choice as all the guides and sherpas are trained and excellent at their job.
Throughout the trip if we had any questions Erin was 10 mins down the road from our hotel and also contactable while on the trip.
Physically i found the trek ok but did get a bit of altitude sickness which Mingmar took care of with some tablets.
This tea house trek is quite new so the accomadation is very basic which is what we wanted also with it being new we had the mountains to our selfs and probably only saw 2 others treking. the most amazing views of everest and the landsape changing daily. many thanks Erin.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kevin, thanks so much for the review! Your trip sounds like a lot of challenges and good fun, and well done to you for keeping at it! We're all really glad we could help you and Julian throughout the entire process, and I hope you can get back here and tackle another awesome trek in the future!

Jeremy

Langtang trek - 8 days, Nepal - Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2018

Traveler: Jeremy G. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

8 day trek in Langtang Valley Nepal . Stunning and unforgettable ! Great Guide (Chhiring) and the organisation of everything was great. The Langtang Trek is perfect for a first timer but it is not easy, so make sure you have done plenty of walking before and have got yourself reasonably fit! Tips? take your own toilet roll, a face flannel for washing ( may not get a warm shower for several days), travel light and take layers of clothes not heavy jumpers, and one or two walking poles. Don't... read more

8 day trek in Langtang Valley Nepal . Stunning and unforgettable ! Great Guide (Chhiring) and the organisation of everything was great. The Langtang Trek is perfect for a first timer but it is not easy, so make sure you have done plenty of walking before and have got yourself reasonably fit! Tips? take your own toilet roll, a face flannel for washing ( may not get a warm shower for several days), travel light and take layers of clothes not heavy jumpers, and one or two walking poles. Don't bother buying a Nepal phone card or wifi connection - just enjoy being out of touch , its still all there when you reconnect! I saw a post you can do this trip cheaper on your own . Well maybe you could , but if you want someone to take care of everything and not have to worry about who, what, when, where and how, then I recommend Amanda and the team

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jeremy,

Totally agree that one of the great things about trekking is disconnecting! Great tips in there as well. Many thanks for your review of your Langtang trek - any thoughts on your next trek yet? :)

See you next time!
Amanda

Graeme

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2018

Traveler: Graeme S. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

The Manaslu trek was excellent. It had great changing scenery, interesting people, nice teahouses and good food. We visited a remote school by chance on a Sunday and meet one of the teachers, and some of the kids, which was a real highlight of the trip.

Our guide Nawang was excellent, always making sure we were enjoying ourselves and full of information and a good sense of humor. He was helped by two great porters in Ngima and Gelbu, and this team of 3 made our trek so enjoyable, thankyou!

Thanks Mads and Amanda, organisation was great and thanks again for your time and efforts.

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 25, 2018

Traveler: Monika R. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

My guide was Tmazin Tamang or Timal
He was professional, reliable, attentive. I was very satisfied with his service
I spend with him 14 days on the trek, and i always felt safe and the journey was very pleasant with him in general.
the places we visited were all interesting and different.

Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Monika. Thanks a lot for your superb review and we are happy to know you had a great experience trekking the Annapurna Round with Timal. Looking forward to seeing you in the future.

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 11 - Nov 25, 2018

Traveler: Arpita D. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

My bespoke trip to Nepal for 15 days in November 2018 was a brilliant experience.
My local agent, Sangita was informative and efficient in helping me to put an itinerary together within my budget and covering all the places I wanted to visit.
She met me in Kathmandu, introducing me to the guide I would have on my trek to Ghandruk village and was really considerate in checking in with me at every destination to ensure I was safe and happy and that I knew what was happening next. If something... read more

My bespoke trip to Nepal for 15 days in November 2018 was a brilliant experience.
My local agent, Sangita was informative and efficient in helping me to put an itinerary together within my budget and covering all the places I wanted to visit.
She met me in Kathmandu, introducing me to the guide I would have on my trek to Ghandruk village and was really considerate in checking in with me at every destination to ensure I was safe and happy and that I knew what was happening next. If something needed changing, she did it. Nothing was too much bother and her care was very reassuring, particularly as I was a solo traveller.
Each of my guides along the way, Mr Bhim, Mr Diwakar and Mr Govinda were helpful, good company and informative.
I covered a diverse range of places from Kathmandu, Lumbini, Pokhara, Ghandruk, Bandipur and Chitwan National Park where I had the rare privilege to spot a tiger. As part of my safari itinerary I did a canoe ride, a jungle walk, a jeep safari and ox-cart ride. The guides at Chitwan were knowledgable; the resort was eco-friendly, comfy and sustainable.
At Ghandruk, after a 6 mile uphill trek, I had an awesome clear view of the sunrise over Annuparna 1 and Macchupichre the next morning. That will be etched in my memory forever. The beauty and calm of the mountain village landscape more than made up for the uphill ascent.
Pokhara was a relaxing area and is a destination for foodies - the choice and quality of food was impressive.
Sangita and her husband saw me off with a lovely dinner and cultural show on the final evening.
I couldn’t have been better looked after.
Sangita is an excellent agent and I couldn’t recommend her highly enough.

Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Arpita,

Thank you for the wonderful review. It was absolutely our pleasure to have you in our country Nepal and make all necessary arrangements for your trip. Btw you were indeed very lucky to have a glimpse of Tiger in Chitwan, stunning clear mountain views during the short trek (the weather was not really good few days before the trek for mountain views) and special prasad during your Pashupatinath Temple visit. :) We wish you all the best for your world tour.

Looking forward to seeing you back in our country Nepal :)

Alasdair

Ghandruk trek, Nepal - Nov 25 - Nov 27, 2018

Traveler: Alasdair S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Fantastic trip, very well organised with good communication from Kripa. Pemba was a fantastic guide and Darwa a very good porter. Just a shame we couldn’t have done longer!

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alasdair,

Thanks for writing back to us about your short trip. Even though it was a short trip it was a pleasure organizing a trip for you and Sophie.

Thanks,
Kripa

Anna

Pikey to shivalaya trekking, mountain biking and rafting - 7 days, Nepal - Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018

Traveler: Anna R. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We had a great time everything was very well organised and we didn’t have to think about anything. A special thanks to Naresh and Pemba for making our trek to Pikey Peak so easy and fun! It was a great trip and the Himalayas are truly beautiful and amazing. Highly recommend it to everyone!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Anna, many thanks for your view! Great to hear that you had a good time on trek, but especially that you enjoyed your time with the crew, Naresh and Pemba. We think they're pretty great, time and time again our guests prove the old saying true that they 'come to Nepal for the mountains but stay for the people'.

All the best,
Amanda

Rohit

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Nov 3 - Nov 19, 2018

Traveler: Rohit R. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Guide was Rishi
Trip arranged with Amanda

Everything went as planned . Very professionally managed . Rishi was a seasoned guide who took care of everything

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the review Rohit. The mountains always have a mind of their own and sometimes even our best laid plans don't work, great to hear that it wasn't the case for you and that Rishi took good care of everything!

All the best,
Amanda

Panchase to ghachowk trek, Nepal - Nov 11 - Nov 22, 2018

Traveler: Susan H. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I knew nothing about kimkim before booking our trek in Nepal. All started with an inquiry to which Amanda responded. She was fantastic - answering my countless questions, responding quickly to all our requests re suitable trek, etc.
After having everything planned one of our sons had an accident which meant we had to start from scratch and replan a trip that would cater for him. Nothing was a problem for Amanda and her suggested revised itinerary was perfect for us.
Our guide Tendu and our... read more

I knew nothing about kimkim before booking our trek in Nepal. All started with an inquiry to which Amanda responded. She was fantastic - answering my countless questions, responding quickly to all our requests re suitable trek, etc.
After having everything planned one of our sons had an accident which meant we had to start from scratch and replan a trip that would cater for him. Nothing was a problem for Amanda and her suggested revised itinerary was perfect for us.
Our guide Tendu and our porters, Pemba & Dolci could not have been better. Apart from looking after us so well, we quickly felt they were more like friends we were lucky enough to trek with. They were so friendly, informative and perceptive - so quick to respond to individual’s needs during day while trekking and all other times.
The tea houses varied in their facilities, but we loved them all - all in great locations, clean, comfortable and great food.
Amanda also felt like do much more than a travel consultant - she met us in Kathmandu both before and after our trek.
My husband & I shared this holiday with our two adult sons and their partners. We all want to return to Nepal for another trekking experience - hopefully with the help of Amanda and accompanied by Tendu, Pemba & Dolci.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sue,

Fabulous to hear that everything worked out so well! I was a bit worried after the accident that your son wouldn't have been able to trek at all, but he really gave it a red hot go and managed to complete the whole thing, without even having to use the backup vehicle once!

It was such a pleasure helping you with this trip and meeting you all here, I hope we'll see you around these parts again!

All the best,
Amanda

Trip to nepal, kathmandu, bandipur & pokhara, Nepal - Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018

Traveler: Greg C. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Erin was fantastic. She took the time to ensure our holiday was seamless. Our driver, Artun, was outstanding as were our guides in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Greg! Lovely to meet you and Jacquie, and I hope we'll be seeing you again for a longer duration next time. No excuse- Cambodia is a short flight away!

I appreciate your kind feedback, which I've shared with our team and Artun.
Thank you!

Arno

Khopra danda - community trek, Nepal - Nov 9 - Nov 22, 2018

Traveler: Arno B. - Local specialist: Erin Green

It has been a very easy experience booking this trip to Nepal with KimKim and Erin.
As a first time traveler to Nepal and little time to plan I was well taken care off and the trip was conducted as planned and everyone of my pick ups has been on time and was well equipped and professional. The Hotel in Kathmandu was a treat and the hiking was well conducted and I always have been looked after by my guide.

Nepal is amazing and the weather luckily cleared up for all the highlights.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Arno! Thanks for the review. Yep, that was easy! You were a fantastic guest. I'm glad you enjoyed the trek, that the weather cooperated, and that you enjoyed the Kathmandu hotel we provided- nice after a tea house trek :)

Hope we can get you back here in the future!

Katherine

Kathmandu, muldai trek, chitwan solo adventure, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2018

Traveler: Katherine J. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Erin did a wonderful job of customizing my trip and staying on top of things, even during my time there. I had a lovely experience with my outings and my guides.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Katherine,
I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience here. You had a full trip- culture, trek, Chitwan, and more. Really glad we could put you with complimentary local guides- particularly since you were a solo adventurer, that was important for us. Thank you so much for the feedback and hope to see you again!

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2018

Traveler: G boy G. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

The trip was amazing, life changing experiences! Tendu was a great guide, so caring and knowledgeable. He was like one of the crew and made us all feel at ease.
I loved interacting with the people at all the villages and the other trekkers. The food, of course was great! The most memorable moments, were getting through those tough treks! It felt good accomplishing such hardship and finding you're inner strength & connection with nature.
Thank you so much for the experience(s) and can't wait for next time!👍

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi George, good to learn from your review that you really had a great time with our guide Tendu and thank you for taking your time out for you writing down the review. It was nice meeting you all and hosting your short Namche trek.

I look forward to seeing you in the coming days!

Thanks,
Kripa

Natalie

Panchase trek, Nepal - Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2018

Traveler: Natalie H. - Local specialist: Erin Green

What a trip! We had a fabulous time with Pemba and the great team that looked after us from start to finish. We loved the fact that for the most part we were off the beaten track and had our own hike.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Great to have you all here, Natalie, and really glad the on the ground logistics worked so well. Your trip was too quick though, you'll have to come back one of these days!

matthew

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 6 - Nov 16, 2018

Traveler: matthew h. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

We took our trip to Nepal on our honeymoon. It was planned perfectly from beginning to end by Kripa. Our input was clearly received and our itinerary was curtailed to our wants and needs. We had a few changes made to our itinerary due to a hotel not processing our reservations, and the KimKim team made the necessary adjustments efficiently. We went on the Ghorapani/Poon hill trek, then stayed in Pokhara, Chitwan, and Kathmandu for a few days each. We really enjoyed our trek and Pokhara the... read more

We took our trip to Nepal on our honeymoon. It was planned perfectly from beginning to end by Kripa. Our input was clearly received and our itinerary was curtailed to our wants and needs. We had a few changes made to our itinerary due to a hotel not processing our reservations, and the KimKim team made the necessary adjustments efficiently. We went on the Ghorapani/Poon hill trek, then stayed in Pokhara, Chitwan, and Kathmandu for a few days each. We really enjoyed our trek and Pokhara the most. We stayed at Temple Tree Resort in Pokhara and had an amazing time, beautiful hotel, great food, great bar, great staff, hooka available with your meal, spa attached to the hotel, very very nice! Understand that the accommodations during your trek are very basic, but all other accommodations will be nice.

KimKim had a great network of very nice people that helped transition us from place to place, from the guide, porter, cab drivers, and tour guides. Couldn't have had a better experience. We will be referring people to Kripa and Himalayan Trails/KimKim.

Namaste!

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for the review and posting down your pictures Matthew! It was a pleasure to host your honeymoon trip. Even though we had to make some changes to the hotels happy to know that you really had a great time in Chitwan with Chelcee. We're looking forward to seeing you and Chelcee again for your next visit to Nepal.

Warm regards,
Kripa

Getting from kathmandu to pokhara, Nepal - Nov 5 - Nov 17, 2018

Traveler: Victor R. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

Great Vacation in Nepal. I spent twelve amazing days in Nepal. The main reason for my happy staying is the wonderful personalized itinerary prepared for me, by Sangita, a knowledgeable and perfectionist Local Tour Director. She asked me a few questions about my available time, my interests, preferences, priorities etc, and she designed for me the most amazing tour I ever had in twelve days. If you are planning to visit Nepal, ask Kimkim to assign you Sangita as your Local Tour Director, you are about to have a wonderful experience.

Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Mr. Victor,

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. It was our great pleasure to organize your trip to Nepal. You have been a great inspiration to us. Please keep up the spirit. We cannot wait to see you back in our country Nepal. Please take care of yourself. :)

With best regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB Team

Richard

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Richard B. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

All my expectations were met on this wonderful trekking experience arranged by Ngima. The lead guide, Lhakpa, was outstanding along with support team of two additional guides and three porters. All paperwork and transportation were handled flawlessly, the weather was perfect (not sure how this was arranged), and the experience unbelievable. It was truly refreshing for me to experience the sincere kindness, honesty, humbleness, intelligence, and general good feeling of the entire... read more

All my expectations were met on this wonderful trekking experience arranged by Ngima. The lead guide, Lhakpa, was outstanding along with support team of two additional guides and three porters. All paperwork and transportation were handled flawlessly, the weather was perfect (not sure how this was arranged), and the experience unbelievable. It was truly refreshing for me to experience the sincere kindness, honesty, humbleness, intelligence, and general good feeling of the entire staff.

Everything from the idyllic small villages to breathtaking open ridges and mountain vistas was impressive and memorable.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Richard,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Even our staff were very happy to get your love, support, and respect for them. I am glad that you had a wonderful Trek and you are happy with the services provided our staffs. I will look forward to seeing you soon in near future for your next trip to Nepal.

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family

Trekking - 10 days, Nepal - Oct 17 - Oct 30, 2018

Traveler: Charlotte N. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We went to Langtang for 14 days in October and we had fabulous trip. We had not tried trekking before but Chhewang was very helpful in the planning of the trip and answered all our questions with short response time. We had a guide, Keshab, and two porters, Michael Bro and Ganesh, and they were also fabulous: very friendly, professional and with a good sense of humour. Langtang was beautiful and it was not overly crowded with other tourists. We can highly recommend Langtang, Kimkim and the whole package.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Charlotte, Elisabeth and Catrine

Many thanks for trekking with us. Our guide and porters really had good time with you all. We appreciate your support to Langtang for an effort to revive tourism, as you said its a beautiful trek, your visit have also provide vital support for local livelihoods.

We look forward to arrange more trekking holidays in Nepal !

Cheers- Chhewang & Team

Jane

Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Jane F. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip, loved the people especially Sherpa Pemba and Dawa. The drivers were awesome and the choice of accommodation was spot on so we were well taken care of. Erin was friendly, responsive and understood the needs of the group well.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jane, thanks for your feedback. Glad you all had a great trip, and that Pemba and Dawa worked so well with your group. I've shared your feedback with both of them and our entire team. Cheers!

Ellie

Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Ellie t. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Loved Loved Loved this trip. Erin Green was wonderful to work with - very knowledgeable and accomodating throughout. She comes highly recommended along with her team of Pemba and Dawa who made this trip extra special.

We'll be telling everyone about kimkim- thank you all so much again for an unforgettable adventure.

Ellie ter Haar

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Wow awesome photos, Ellie! Thanks so much for sharing all of these- shows details that are difficult to capture in a short review. We've shared your stellar feedback regarding our team- especially the feedback regarding Pemba and Dawa. So glad you all had a great trip. Hope to see you back here again!

Vincent

Gokyo + ebc - 14 days, Nepal - Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2018

Traveler: Vincent W. - Local specialist: Erin Green

My wife and I are very grateful for the fantastic support we have received from Erin and the local guide Chhiring. They moved so rapidly, reorganizing our whole itenerary after it became evident we couldn't do the EBC + Gokyo tour anymore due to bad weather.

We decided to do the fantastic Annapurna Circuit. Definite hiking highlights here are the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, but for us, the experience is also elsewhere. For example, the fantastic food you eat on the way, meeting other... read more

My wife and I are very grateful for the fantastic support we have received from Erin and the local guide Chhiring. They moved so rapidly, reorganizing our whole itenerary after it became evident we couldn't do the EBC + Gokyo tour anymore due to bad weather.

We decided to do the fantastic Annapurna Circuit. Definite hiking highlights here are the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, but for us, the experience is also elsewhere. For example, the fantastic food you eat on the way, meeting other trekkers, the peace and calmness of life, no internet and mobile phone connection, and even the unfortunate event of blocked roads due to busses not being able to continue in the mud.

Throughout our trek, Erin was in close contact with our Guide Chhiring. To us, this just shows so much dedication to her profession and emotional connection. It goes therefore without saying that we are extremely happy with the great travelling experience and the fantastic support we received from Erin and Chhiring all the way through! Definitely recommend to go on tour with them!

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Vincent! Thanks so much for the review. Really glad you had a good experience overall with Chhiring and the whole team, and thanks to you so much for being so flexible! At the end of the day you went on a pretty sweet trek! Hope to see you back here one of these days :)

Peter

Group departure - khopra danda trek - a great off the beaten path trek in the annapurna region, Nepal - Nov 1 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Peter M. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

I have a few requirements when I travel: I don't like to fight for space with loads of tourists; I like to see inaccessible or unusual places; and although I tend to travel alone, I like to be part of a group to share my experiences.
From the moment I asked my first question about Khopra Danda, I knew I was in good hands. To plan a holiday into the unknown requires complete trust in the company you deal with - this includes Ngima (the owner of NMMT), the guides and the porters. No question... read more

I have a few requirements when I travel: I don't like to fight for space with loads of tourists; I like to see inaccessible or unusual places; and although I tend to travel alone, I like to be part of a group to share my experiences.
From the moment I asked my first question about Khopra Danda, I knew I was in good hands. To plan a holiday into the unknown requires complete trust in the company you deal with - this includes Ngima (the owner of NMMT), the guides and the porters. No question was too much or inconsequential.
During the briefing, the night before we left, the group of three Australians and three Americans instantly bonded - a great sign for the upcoming 7 days of trekking and transport.

Our main guide, Lhakpa, set a steady, manageable pace which managed our energy reserves throughout the trip.

The first part of the trek was to get to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. This is clearly a popular destination, as the 3,400 stairs were never empty, and the dawn viewing was inundated with tourists. None of that mattered: we were entertained and looked after the whole way; and the views were spectacular!
Throughout the entire trek, both the food and the views just got better every day.

Out of the six of us, two suffered from upset bellies at various points in time and we all had our own special pace to keep us going. This meant that Lhakpa needed to discuss with the group new plans each day. For example, one day we shortened our hike, and on another we pushed on further than we thought possible. This would not be possible with an experienced guide!

Lhakpa also seemed to be able to get us the best of everything! From mountain-side seats on our flight, to top-floor rooms in Ghorepani, to double rooms in overcrowded lodges.

It is not just walking, eating and sleeping involved in trekking. We often discussed local politics and religions in an effort to understand the local culture, something that our guides were only too willing to educate us on. Old customs, overthrown royalty, yaks and naks, yeti and wildlife (leopards, tigers and wolves) were everyday conversations.

The highlight of the Khopra Danda Trek was the day we hiked to Kaire Lake, at 4660m. We set off before dawn and returned as the sun was setting. It was a truly humbling experience to climb over 1,000 metres amongst some of the biggest mountains in the world. To reach Kaire Lake, a holy place for both Hindu and Buddhist, was not only exhilarating, but also calming.
Out of all the people who stayed at Khopra Lodge, we were the only group to make it, to which I credit our wonderful guides.

I would book another trek through Ngima again, no doubt at all. And if you made it through this review, then you should book one as well!

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Peter,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was so great reading your experience and we enjoyed watching your trip photos which were awesome. I am glad that you had a wonderful Trek and you are happy with the services provided our staffs. I will look forward to seeing you soon in near future for your next trip to Nepal.

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family

Pernelle

Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Pernelle V. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Our trip to Nepal was amazing! Erin did an excellent job of organising our trip, and responding to our queries. Our guides while up in the mountains, Pemba and Dawa, were incredible- kind, attentive and great company. Our stay in Manang was excellent- the views of the mountains there are beautiful and we hope that Hotel Mystic does very well, as they took very good care of us! Would happily recommend KimKim and Himalayan Trails to anyone else looking to do some trekking or exploring in Nepal! :)

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Pernelle! Thanks so much for your review. We all worked hard to get that trip together for you so you could rendezvous with your people in Manang. I'm so glad it worked out so well. I've shared your commendations with Pemba and Dawa and the rest of the team. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you here again!

Nar phu valley trek - 9 days, Nepal - Nov 6 - Nov 14, 2018

Traveler: Josh T. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

As I only delt with Amanda online and very briefly in Nepal I gave 4 stars, this is not a reflection on her service as she was very helpful and easy to liaise with. I wanted to save the five star rating for our wonderful guide Sonam and porter Mik Ma (hope i spelt his name right). Everything was perfect. My first trek and apart from it hurting badly on my very sole it was awsome.. Josh

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the review Josh, you guys did really well on a tough trek. The heros of our trips are always the guides and the people you meet along the way, great to hear that this was also the case for you with our lovely Sonam.

All the best,
Amanda

Culture, trekking and wildlife in nepal, Nepal - Oct 21 - Nov 7, 2018

Traveler: Beth H. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

The brief for our trip was culture, trekking and wildlife. The itinerary was finalised months beforehand, apart from the very end which was subject to confirmation. Mads suggested various options for earlier in the trip depending on how we departed from Nepal but being realistic, this was never going to happen as it would have meant changing the whole itinerary. In the end, we agreed to go to Suklaphanta but this was the most disappointing part of the trip. October is the wrong time of... read more

The brief for our trip was culture, trekking and wildlife. The itinerary was finalised months beforehand, apart from the very end which was subject to confirmation. Mads suggested various options for earlier in the trip depending on how we departed from Nepal but being realistic, this was never going to happen as it would have meant changing the whole itinerary. In the end, we agreed to go to Suklaphanta but this was the most disappointing part of the trip. October is the wrong time of the year, apart from anything else.

Our main guide was very pleasant but as a trekking guide he didn't usually come in to museums with us and didn't seem particularly knowledgeable about flora and fauna. Lodge staff were all very helpful and nice and the guides were generally very good. We loved the scenery in the Annapurnas and seeing a tiger in Bardia was a highlight of the trip.

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 2 - Nov 6, 2018

Traveler: Maryann Kaye P. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima and his team has provided an amazing first time Nepal experience for us. We had a very long conversation via this portal as we cannot finalize our arrival/departure dates to/from Nepal, but Ngima was ever patient in waiting and answering all our inquiries. He was also very flexible in changing the itinerary according to our preference. He managed to arrange everything (itinerary, flight, permits, tea house booking, etc.) without any issues despite having a very short lead time on ... read more

Ngima and his team has provided an amazing first time Nepal experience for us. We had a very long conversation via this portal as we cannot finalize our arrival/departure dates to/from Nepal, but Ngima was ever patient in waiting and answering all our inquiries. He was also very flexible in changing the itinerary according to our preference. He managed to arrange everything (itinerary, flight, permits, tea house booking, etc.) without any issues despite having a very short lead time on hiking peak season.

We were personally fetched from the airport and directly sent to the hotel by Ngima in Kathmandu. The hotel room we stayed in Kathmandu is very well maintained and spacious. I observed that Ngima and his team really tried to get the best accommodation possible. This is also evident during the trek. Of course, you cannot expect the same level of cleanliness and comfort on mountain tea houses, but the accommodations we’ve stayed usually had the basics (i.e. comforter, hot shower, bottled/filtered water, wi-fi, power outlet, etc. – may or may not be chargeable). Some of the tea houses we stayed-in also provided remarkable view of snow capped mountain peaks which personally is the best place to sit and have a sip of piping hot coffee/tea in the morning or afternoon.

The night before we departed for Pokhara, Ngima and Ang Gelu – our guide met and briefed us on what to expect and see during the trek. Upon arrival to Pokhara airport, we were met by our porter (who is also named Ngima) and traveled by land for 2 hours until we reached the jump off point for trekking. Both Ang Gelu and Ngima were friendly and competent. Ang Gelu was very patient and let us trek at our own pace. We never felt that we were rushed and pressured. He regularly asked if we were already tired from walking and needed rest. We were always given morning and afternoon tea/coffee breaks which we really appreciated. Ngima, though shy, is very strong and funny. Ngima and Ang Gelu are both knowledgeable on the mountain trails and are always ready to answer our trivial questions. Every night during dinner, Ang Gelu provides a quick briefing for our next day activity. He also gets our dinner and breakfast preference in advance to ensure that we can have our meals on time.

Our flight back home was also re-scheduled few hours later so once we returned to Kathmandu, Ngima met with us again and helped buy some stuff to bring back home. He even accompanied us to Boudhanath temple to have different experience of Nepal apart from trekking. This was not part of our original itinerary but Ngima gladly accompanied and sent us back to Kathmandu Airport. He even provided some souvenir to for us to keep.

Over all, we are very satisfied with the trip provided by Ngima and his team. The trip has a very personal touch and makes you feel at home away from home.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Maryann,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am glad that you had a wonderful Trek and you are happy with the services provided our staffs. I will look forward to seeing you soon in near future for your next trip to Nepal.

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Oct 22 - Nov 5, 2018

Traveler: Greville H. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Really wonderful experience from start to finish. Exceptionally well taken care of by my guide, Sonam and my helper Tarmring. It was culturally magnificent, rewarding and the best in every facet.

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your review, Greville. Gald that you really had a great time on your trek and with our guide. I look forward to welcoming you to Nepal in near future!

Best,
Kripa

Inga

Balthali village trek - 5 days, Nepal - Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2018

Traveler: Inga H. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We were doing the EBC trail and had to be evacuated due to my husband getting high altitude sickness and sent a request on Kimkim for an alternative for the remainder of our stay in Nepal and got a promt response from Amanda with an excellent description of our trip and great service from her in all respects. We had a great experience, loved all the hotels on our route except one but I suspect that the options were rather limited as we booked our trip with almost no notice. The guide and porter were lovely, their English a little limited but that did not cause any problems.
A lovely time!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Inga, I'm glad it worked out, as you mentioned on short notice, so your time left in Nepal wasn't wasted after having to be evacuated from your other trek. Yes you're quite right that options for accommodation are limited in some places, particularly compared some of the resorts you stayed in which are very nice.
Thanks and until next time!
Amanda

Peter

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Nov 4 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Peter S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

We had a great experience. The booking process and all preparation felt very good. Good information and checklist for equipment.

The highlight of the whole trip was Chhepal, he was very friendly, knowledgeable and also curious about us. I really liked that he also made a good example pickup up trash along the trek.....

The porters was also very nice and friendly and made a good job helping out with food in the evenings and mornings.

The trek was excellent for our boy. The was no hurry and made it to the the houses by walking in our own pace.

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Peter, thank you for taking out your time and sharing your experience with us. It was a pleasure meeting your family and I hope to see you all in the coming days.

Regards,
Kripa

Mardi himal trek, Nepal - Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2018

Traveler: Maria O. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Our Sherpa Lhakpa was great and the porter was excellent. The trip was a good trip for us - not too hard. The accommodation along the way was mostly good apart from Low Camp and High Camp where the toilet facilities were poor and the fire/heater were not turned on at these places even though everyone was cold. The accommodation in Sidhing was brilliant.
It was great to be met and farewelled by Ngima - the parting gift was a lovely touch.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Maria,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am glad that you had a wonderful Trek and you are happy with the services provided our staffs. I will look forward to seeing you soon in near future for your next trip to Nepal.

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family

Claire

Gokyo lakes trek, Nepal - Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2018

Traveler: Claire v. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We had a fantastic trek for our honeymoon and would highly recommend Amanda, our guide Tendu Sherpa and the entire Himalayan Trails team. Amanda was so responsive and helpful in planning our adventure - and went above and beyond to track down my bag that arrived late from our airlines and helicoptered it to the Himalayas to meet us a few days along our trek - really grateful! We have already recommended them to our friends!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Clare, many thanks for your 5 star review, I think it was part luck in being able to get your bag up to you, but 100% our pleasure!
Lovely to meet you both, thanks for the recommendation and we'd love to have you here again!

Cheers,
Amanda

5 to 6 day trek, Nepal - Oct 19 - Oct 28, 2018

Traveler: Graham W. - Local specialist: Prajwol Shrestha

From the point of enquiry and putting together a personalised itinerary to the fruition of the trip the service has been five star.
Following a very late arrival we were met at the airport by a team member and taken straight to our hotel.
The following day we met with Ngima and Lhakpa who explained in full our next few days adventures.
Following a long car journey we arrived in Jhapre to begin our 5 day Pikey Peak trek.
We were a party of 2 adults and 2 14 year old boys and this trip was... read more

From the point of enquiry and putting together a personalised itinerary to the fruition of the trip the service has been five star.
Following a very late arrival we were met at the airport by a team member and taken straight to our hotel.
The following day we met with Ngima and Lhakpa who explained in full our next few days adventures.
Following a long car journey we arrived in Jhapre to begin our 5 day Pikey Peak trek.
We were a party of 2 adults and 2 14 year old boys and this trip was perfectly geared to our fitness levels. Challenging in places but most definitely achievable.
Of course, reaching Pikey Peak's summit at sunrise was awesome and we had a perfect view of the surrounding mountains.
What goes up must come down and this was equally a challenge with steep, rough, loose pathways underfoot but the guesthouse in Jumbezi with it's hot shower was most welcome. The following day was a rest day were we visited the Thuptenchholing Monastry which, along with the early morning summit climb, was one of the highlights of the trip.
The rest of the trekking was relatively easy following the ridge towards the final destination of Phaplu.
Our Guides and porters were all amazing but a special mention to Lhakpa who was the perfect trekking partner. Extremely patient with the slower members of the group, great fun with the teenagers and a master at Rummikub !!!
Ngima once again came to meet us on our final evening before his transport took us to the airport .
Thankyou everyone!!

Prajwol Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Namaste Graham and family,

It was so great reading your experience and we enjoyed watching your trip photos which were awesome. Happy to see that you enjoyed your trip to the fullest and I really thank for appreciating our team service and arrangements. We hope to see you soon again for your next planning in Nepal.

Best wishes,

Prajwol

Lower mustang trek - 6 days, Nepal - Oct 19 - Oct 28, 2018

Traveler: peter b. - Local specialist: Prajwol Shrestha

The trip over all was fantastic. .Weather was great , food was very good and the mountains
are beyound, to be so close to Annapurna is a experience in its own.
The check in/out time in Kathmandu is 2pm we arrived at the hotel at 9.00, so i had to wait 2 hours
to get in my room. That was the only small hinderance of the whole tour. ( from Jomson/Pockara)
I want to thank everybody who was concerned for making this tour a unforgetable experience.
Peter

Prajwol Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Peter,

It's great to know that you enjoyed your trip to Nepal and I am very much thankful for your hearty appreciation for our services. We hope you will be willing to visit again with your next plan and we again wish to be there to help you planning a fantastic trip for you again.

Best wishes,

Prajwol

Corinne

Tht and langtang , Nepal - Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2018

Traveler: Corinne H. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

The experience was great. We could have done with a rest afternoon and a better driver to return back with. However Wangchu was a great guide who was very knowledgeable and helpful

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Many thanks Corinne for your 5 star review! We'd love to see you both back here again if you get the chance!

Thanks again,
Amanda

Shawn

Lower mustang trek - 9 days, Nepal - Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2018

Traveler: Shawn C. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

We had a glorious time last week trekking through Lower Mustang and would like to take this opportunity to commend Chhiring for his first-rate guide service. It was a pleasure to walk with him.

It was my 14-year-old son Dylan’s first trekking experience and Chhiring did an excellent job of gauging our comfort and ability levels to ensure that we were always challenged but never overwhelmed.

Chhiring knows the Mustang area well, affording us glimpses into otherwise hidden corners, and was... read more

We had a glorious time last week trekking through Lower Mustang and would like to take this opportunity to commend Chhiring for his first-rate guide service. It was a pleasure to walk with him.

It was my 14-year-old son Dylan’s first trekking experience and Chhiring did an excellent job of gauging our comfort and ability levels to ensure that we were always challenged but never overwhelmed.

Chhiring knows the Mustang area well, affording us glimpses into otherwise hidden corners, and was always willing to accommodate tweaks to our itinerary - even if it meant lingering longer in a Tibetan temple or adding extra hours and kilometers to our scheduled trek.

Chhiring has an easy way about him, always calm, cool and upbeat – crucial traits on the trail. He was respectful, open and communicative with locals, and provided just enough special insights to be interesting but not overbearing. Chhiring struck a perfect balance.

So, too, did our hardworking porter. We were not able to communicate with him on the same meaningful level as we did with Chhiring, but he was also pleasant to be around - though he was usually streaking well ahead of us on the trail.

All in all, we had a splendid time and owe much of that life-changing experience to Chhiring, our porter and the KimKim Team. Accept here our gratitude and we look forward to our next KimKim guided tour of Nepal.

All the best,

Shawn W. Crispin

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Shawn
Thank you very much for your positive feedback.
It is such good news to read that you had a great service experience with us. Our priority is to always deliver an exceptional experience to all of our guests, to hear that your experience mirrors this ambition is truly wonderful so thank you again for sharing

I am delighted to learn that you and your son had the opportunity to explore lower Mustang with us.

Be assured that your warm review has been relayed to entire staff ,... read more

Dear Shawn
Thank you very much for your positive feedback.
It is such good news to read that you had a great service experience with us. Our priority is to always deliver an exceptional experience to all of our guests, to hear that your experience mirrors this ambition is truly wonderful so thank you again for sharing

I am delighted to learn that you and your son had the opportunity to explore lower Mustang with us.

Be assured that your warm review has been relayed to entire staff , especially to my guide Chhiring and porter , who are always thrilled to hear thoughtful feedback from our guests.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nepal in near future!

Cheers
Kunchok

Emma

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Oct 16 - Nov 1, 2018

Traveler: Emma S. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We trekked the Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu route for 2 weeks with our Nepalese guide Dawa and porter Renjen. The trip was absolutely amazing: stunning views, friendly people, interesting culture! We felt safe and welcome from day one until the end.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Emma for taking the time to review . Glad to hear that you had an amazing trip. We look forward to hosting your another adventures in Nepal in future.

Cheers- Chhewang & Team

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Oct 15 - Oct 24, 2018

Traveler: Genevieve G. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

My husband and I had a wonderful trip organised by Ngima and his family. The whole experience has been breathtaking and it will remain in our memories for a long time. We chose to visit Kathmandu for two days , we then drove to Bandipur in private car, continuing to Pokhara the next day. We then did a three days treck with a guide and porter in the Annapurma, after which we flew back to Kathmandu. Our guide in Kathmandu was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs , giving us lots of... read more

My husband and I had a wonderful trip organised by Ngima and his family. The whole experience has been breathtaking and it will remain in our memories for a long time. We chose to visit Kathmandu for two days , we then drove to Bandipur in private car, continuing to Pokhara the next day. We then did a three days treck with a guide and porter in the Annapurma, after which we flew back to Kathmandu. Our guide in Kathmandu was very knowledgeable and attentive to our needs , giving us lots of free time to enjoy particular spots when we wanted to. Our driver in Kathmandu was very professional and punctual making the visit from sites to sites a breeze in a very busy and someyimes chaotic city.
Pema Futi , our guide in the Annapurma was very professional and friendly , making sure we enjoyed our treck and were well fed and comfortable in the tea houses we staid in. Everything in the trip was organised very professionally and I highly recommend Ngima's company Nepal Myths Mountain Trails to anyone wanting to have a memorable and wonderful trip in Nepal.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Genevieve,
Thank you so much for taking your precious time writing such a wonderful review and sharing your experience with us. I am very glad to hear that you had a wonderful time during your stay in Nepal and you are happy with the services provided by our staffs. we will look forward to welcoming you again in near future for another memorable trip.

Best wishes,
Ngima.

Emma

5 day namche trek + kathmandu , Nepal - Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2018

Traveler: Emma G. - Local specialist: Erin Green

The guides were all fantastic and look after us all very well.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Emma,
So glad you enjoyed your guides who looked after your group really well. Will share your feedback with them!
Great to hear it!

Amanda

Nepal holiday with trekking, Nepal - Oct 17 - Oct 30, 2018

Traveler: Amanda D. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We had a wonderful time with Responsible Treks!

Responsible Treks is a great touring company with a respectable business model and mission. By mainly hiring employees from a single, impoverished village high in the Himalayas, they are providing a way for members of the village to earn a living outside of the mountains. Our guide was Sonam and our porter was the famous dancing and singing Nirmal.

Our trek was a 7-day/6-night hike through the south Annapurna Conservation area. The highlight... read more

We had a wonderful time with Responsible Treks!

Responsible Treks is a great touring company with a respectable business model and mission. By mainly hiring employees from a single, impoverished village high in the Himalayas, they are providing a way for members of the village to earn a living outside of the mountains. Our guide was Sonam and our porter was the famous dancing and singing Nirmal.

Our trek was a 7-day/6-night hike through the south Annapurna Conservation area. The highlight of the trip was being on top of Poon Hill for the morning sunrise! If the afternoon weather was clear, we would have tried to climb up for sunset instead - the mornings can be very crowded with fellow tourists. However, it was still well worth the climb.

We would choose Responsible Treks again!

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Amanda and Richard - thank you so much for your feedback!
Really happy to read that your trip was wonderful. We were all happy to meet and host you.

We wish you all the best for your world tour !

Namaste And Tashi Delek !

Mei Mei

5 day namche trek + kathmandu , Nepal - Oct 17 - Oct 23, 2018

Traveler: Mei Mei O. - Local specialist: Erin Green

The guides were excellent especially Chiring and KB. They were very attentive and helpful. The whole journey of trekking and places and people and views we passed thro were so awesome and amazing .

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the photos Mei Mei! So glad you and your group had a great time. Have passed on the accolades to Chiring and KB. See you again here for a longer trek next time!

Nar phu valley trek - 9 days, Nepal - Mar 25 - Apr 3, 2018

Traveler: Noel M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

The Nar-Phu trek was superbly organised, kimkim tours were great to deal with, Amanda was fantastic to deal with and very knowledgeable and our guide and porter were both brilliant and so helpful and fun to do the trek with. Would recommend the trek to anyone looking for a extremely interesting and varied out of the way trek and certainly would have no hesitation in recommending using kimkim tours.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the 5 star review, Noel! Great to hear that as experienced trekkers, we were able to find the right trek for you! It was lovely to meet you both in Kathmandu, thanks again for my little gift of Vegemite, it went down very well ;)

Until next trek!
Amanda

Ryan

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Sep 29 - Oct 20, 2018

Traveler: Ryan K. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Overall I had an amazing experience trekking the three passes. Lots of amazing views, Our Guides Mingma and Cher Sherpa, kept us safe whilst our friendly porters helped transport the bulk of our stuff. I felt a little bad about porters carrying my things, but then I was made aware that it does give porters a job to earn money for them and their family and can be a gateway to becoming guides themselves.

We did have some transportation issues too and from Lukla because of poor weather... read more

Overall I had an amazing experience trekking the three passes. Lots of amazing views, Our Guides Mingma and Cher Sherpa, kept us safe whilst our friendly porters helped transport the bulk of our stuff. I felt a little bad about porters carrying my things, but then I was made aware that it does give porters a job to earn money for them and their family and can be a gateway to becoming guides themselves.

We did have some transportation issues too and from Lukla because of poor weather conditions but alternative travel was arranged via helicopter thanks to Ngima (the tour group manager ) who has been organizing trips for years and has developed a lot of useful contacts in such circumstances.

I would say there are a lot of advantages in traveling with a guided group I believe they get more of a Priority when it comes to booking ahead in teahouses etc (another thing you wont have to worry about). And as mentioned above if transport becomes an issue alternatives can be looked at instead of sitting at an airport waiting for a few days in hope that the whether will clear up.

I would recommend our tour group due to their experience with dealing with any problems that might arise during the trip, and I believe paying a little extra for that is definitely worth paying for.

Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ryan,
Thank you so much for taking your precious time writing such a wonderful review and sharing your experience with us. I am very glad to hear that you had a wonderful time during your stay in Nepal and you are happy with the services provided by our staffs. we will look forward to welcoming you again in near future for another memorable trip.

Best wishes,
Ngima.

Tomas

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek group departures - 15 days, Nepal - Oct 8 - Oct 22, 2018

Traveler: Tomas M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I joined a group departure on Manaslu Circuit and was very satisfied with everything, we had a great knowledgeable guide who made sure everything was ok, the porters were also great, the whole trip went smoothly, amanda was very helpful and always answered my question quickly, she also helped me to arrange a car which drove me to chitwan after the trek, no complains :)

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Tom, great to hear that everything went as planned, this is of course never guaranteed in the mountains but the team does try make it happen. Hopefully see you back here for your Kanchenjunga trek in the coming year/s :)

Cheers,
Amanda

Jay bell bespoke- luxury raft, pokhara, chitwan, kathmandu, Nepal - Oct 2 - Oct 15, 2018

Traveler: Jay B. - Local specialist: Erin Green

My trip to Nepal was rather unique in that I was taking my Chinese girlfriend and her 20 year old niece. Their idea of Trekking was wearing high heels to the mall! not that they don't enjoy a good walk for a picnic outside...they just aren't wired for Nepali Trekking. I explained the kind of adventure to that I wanted to provide them and Erin our trip planner pit together the absolutely perfect trip with just the right amount of adventure and luxury. It took several months to get the... read more

My trip to Nepal was rather unique in that I was taking my Chinese girlfriend and her 20 year old niece. Their idea of Trekking was wearing high heels to the mall! not that they don't enjoy a good walk for a picnic outside...they just aren't wired for Nepali Trekking. I explained the kind of adventure to that I wanted to provide them and Erin our trip planner pit together the absolutely perfect trip with just the right amount of adventure and luxury. It took several months to get the itinerary just right, but Erin patiently adjusted every day plan to meet our exact desires. We really left every detail up to her and the trip could not have gone smoother from the moment we landed to the minute we departed Nepal. Erin met us the first day at the hotel...gave us a great orientation and went over every day of the trip in detail. She then proceeded to walk us to her favorite money xchange house and then to the best restaurant in the area. The attention to our needs was amazing. Erin and Raj the trip manager checked on us at every stage of the trip to make sure everything was going to plan. They even met us at the airport with a mobile phone preprogrammed with important contact numbers? Who thinks of these details. The guides, the drivers, the hotels and every persoin involved in our trip was outstanding. Erin even met us on the last day at the hotel for a casual debreifing to help her smooth out any trouble spots in the operation for the next guests. Attention to detail makes the difference and KIMKIM knows how to manage the details. We had 14 days, five different destinations, tours almost everyday and everything ran like clockwork. two thumbs up! A+