Kimkim Trip Reviews for Nepal

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!!

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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!

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!

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

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.

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

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!

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

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.

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 :)

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+

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jay! Lovely to meet you all, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip here. We worked hard, you and I, to get it just right before you came, so that things would run smoothly on the ground. It's wonderful to hear your feedback, and the team and I are really pleased to have met you, and that you all enjoyed the experience. I loved hearing your take on the rafting, the bright stars, and the beauty shared by all in face to face conversation, minus any internet connection. All good to hear! Thanks for traveling with us!

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2018

Traveler: chloe l. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We were having company trip to Nepal and we are really satisfied with the service provided by Nima and Chhewang. We couldnt describe how wonderful and how professional this travel company is. Firstly the recommended travel plan was suited to our group of people. And both Nima and Chhewang always give fast response before and during the trip. They answered our thousands of question patiently. During the trip, our tour guide Nima was good at forming a joyful atmosphere and able to identify our... read more

We were having company trip to Nepal and we are really satisfied with the service provided by Nima and Chhewang. We couldnt describe how wonderful and how professional this travel company is. Firstly the recommended travel plan was suited to our group of people. And both Nima and Chhewang always give fast response before and during the trip. They answered our thousands of question patiently. During the trip, our tour guide Nima was good at forming a joyful atmosphere and able to identify our needs and reacted accordingly. We went to Kathmandu and Pokhara, having river rafting, paragliding and trekking to Australian Base Camp. We had an absolutely incredible trip that was very low stress due to the tremendous effort of the travel team. If you are looking for a memorable and wonderful trip in Nepal, I am sure they are the best choice.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Many Thanks Chloe for taking the time to review . Glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip. Hope to see you and your company friends for your next holiday!

Cheers- Chhewang & Team

Rita (Rosita)

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

Traveler: Rita (Rosita) N. - Local specialist: Erin Green

It was a pleasant trip. Chhiring and his crew were fantastic. Definitely will come back and use the same guides. The only comment is mark up price is beyond the standard of 10%

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Rita, I'm glad you felt you had a fantastic trip with Chhiring your guide and the crew. I don't know what you mean beyond a mark up price being beyond the standard of 10%. Do you mean the 13%VAT that the government of Nepal charges everyone? If so, that is not a mark up from our company, but rather from the government for all goods purchased, most prominently recognized by the visitor in food and drink prices. If that's what you're pointing out- then good for other visitor's to know about so they can be prepared!

Rohmani

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

Traveler: Rohmani A. - Local specialist: Erin Green

All Guides are very good, and Am happy with their services.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi! Thanks so much for your review! I look forward to helping you plan that next trek when you're feeling tip top, ok? Cheers! Erin

Damarys

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Oct 12 - Oct 19, 2018

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

This trip was really perfectly arranged by Ngima and his company, from flight arrangements to the incredibly good communication. We constantly felt well taken care of at all times. Ngima was in constant communication with our guide to make sure we were doing fine since my husband got the flu before the trip and I was afraid I would have to change our itinerary during the trek. I need to specially thank our guide Chhongba and our porter Dawa, they instantly became friends and without their... read more

This trip was really perfectly arranged by Ngima and his company, from flight arrangements to the incredibly good communication. We constantly felt well taken care of at all times. Ngima was in constant communication with our guide to make sure we were doing fine since my husband got the flu before the trip and I was afraid I would have to change our itinerary during the trek. I need to specially thank our guide Chhongba and our porter Dawa, they instantly became friends and without their caring attitudes we would not have such an amazing trek. Our guide exceeded all our expectations, he was on time, organized and always made sure we were well fed and with everything we needed ready to begin our day without any complications. He always happily answered all doubts and concerns and would stop along the way to show and explain interest points which made the trek a beautiful cultural experience. At Tengboche he was kind enough to guide us inside the monastery show in us how to proceed with blessings. We cannot thank him enough! We would love to trek again in Nepal some day and definitely would do it with Ngima’s company, this trip was just perfect. Thank you so much for everything done to make sure we had a great trek! Hope I’ll see you guys again soon!

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

Hi Damarys,

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.

Make the most of time, Nepal - Oct 1 - Oct 19, 2018

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

Kimkim performed great on providing a safe and reliable platform to connect with great team, perform payments safely and communicate effectively right from planning the trip, during the trip and even after the trip had concluded.
Ngima was great at communicating promptly from trip planning till the time, I left Nepal. After the commencement of trip, his first priority was safety of all the team members (including staff), followed by making sure, trip starts and ends on time. Really... read more

Kimkim performed great on providing a safe and reliable platform to connect with great team, perform payments safely and communicate effectively right from planning the trip, during the trip and even after the trip had concluded.
Ngima was great at communicating promptly from trip planning till the time, I left Nepal. After the commencement of trip, his first priority was safety of all the team members (including staff), followed by making sure, trip starts and ends on time. Really appreciate, his efforts to organize helicopter rides to and from Lukla, when the weather was not good for flights. He made sure, tour members were well during the trip. Last, but not the least, Ngima is great human trying to return his community in the form of medical camps, planning hospital construction etc.
Mingma and Chhering were great in making sure, we stayed in good tea houses, ensure we get great food, ensure everyone was feeling good during trip. Dinner time briefings provided us with overview of whats to come the next day. Being not very fit, I was slow. Both of them made sure, either of them was with me to make sure, I was ok and provide motivation to keep going.
All the three porters were great, in promptly moving our bags and always smiling and being happy.
It definitely felt like a family for the three weeks of trip.
I would like to make special mention of "Show you care" attitude, where Ngima's team promptly communicated with my wife and confirmed my wellbeing, while she was stressed for not hearing from me for few days.

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

Hi Dheeraj,

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.

Kathmandu, nepal, Nepal - Oct 9 - Oct 13, 2018

Traveler: Marlynn R. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

Overall experience was good. There was one time it took almost 3 days to hear back from Mads regarding what gear I should bring on the trek so I had to wait to know if I needed to buy anything or bring anything that I didn't have on my list. My 2 guides is Nepal were great -- Dawa and Prathicksha. Both were knowledgeable about the areas they took me. The best part of the trek was being on the trails. The worst part was trekking on the roads, especially the 30 minute walk when it was hot... read more

Overall experience was good. There was one time it took almost 3 days to hear back from Mads regarding what gear I should bring on the trek so I had to wait to know if I needed to buy anything or bring anything that I didn't have on my list. My 2 guides is Nepal were great -- Dawa and Prathicksha. Both were knowledgeable about the areas they took me. The best part of the trek was being on the trails. The worst part was trekking on the roads, especially the 30 minute walk when it was hot and dusty and trucks were coming and going from Panauti to the trail we turned off at the rice fields (past Khopasi village).

I would say be leery of going to the Herb Nepal Farm overnight -- the experience was great, so was the food, but I got a small abrasion on the front of my right shin there going up the narrow stairway in my cabin and ended up having surgery to cut out the infection and then came home early so did not go to Bhutan for 12 days as planned, and landed in PDX in the emergency room for continued care of my infection which will take a long time to heal.

It turned out I got the bacteria acinetobacter, which the infectious disease doctor said in Portland was rare and that bacteria is mostly found in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iraq, so he was surprised this bacteria showed up in Nepal. Just something to be aware of if you have other clients you are taking to that area -- they cannot get even a small scratch on them or cut or it may turn serious.

I should not let my injury deter my experience as I enjoyed my whole trek overall.

Mads Mathiasen, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Marlynn, that is terrible that the infection turned so bad, never heard of this bacteria before, really strange. Too bad you had to cancel you trip to Bhutan but at least there is something to come back for :-) Very happy to hear you did enjoy your time trekking and seeing Kathmandu with us. Thanks for the feedback. Kind regards. Mads

Ann

Trekking in nepal, Nepal - Oct 8 - Oct 18, 2018

Traveler: Ann B. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

Great guide, great porter, great trip!

Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Ann for taking the time to review . Am sure to transfer this information to the team!

Brent

Kathmandu inside out, Nepal - Oct 2 - Oct 13, 2018

Traveler: Brent G. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

This worked out great!

We got to have input into where we went and what we did and it was easy. I worked on line with Anura before the trip to set our schedule and work out what we wanted to see.

When we arrived they meet us at the airport and every thing worked really well. My wife's suitcase as delayed and they helped with getting it sorted and getting us back out to the airport to pick it up.

The best:
1. This was not a group tour. We did not ride a round on a bus and get herded from... read more

This worked out great!

We got to have input into where we went and what we did and it was easy. I worked on line with Anura before the trip to set our schedule and work out what we wanted to see.

When we arrived they meet us at the airport and every thing worked really well. My wife's suitcase as delayed and they helped with getting it sorted and getting us back out to the airport to pick it up.

The best:
1. This was not a group tour. We did not ride a round on a bus and get herded from place to place. This was very individual (my wife and myself).

2. We felt cared for and looked after. We knew that if we needed help we had a local resource. Travel in Nepal is wonderful but very a different experience. Just knowing that we had someone working for us was wonderful.

3. The value was great. Transportation (including in county flights), hotels and many of the meals, were all included.

4. We really liked the approach of Social Tours. They want to show you the real Nepal and believe they can be socially responsible as well.

Highly recommended.

Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Brent,

Was a total joy having you in Nepal, and personally I really had fun chatting, getting feedback, and making slight tweaks in your itinerary. Like I mentioned, you are the perfect fit for our kind of services - personal, flexible and deep in immersion - and I am glad that it worked out!

I hope to see you back in Nepal, or get an opportunity to tailor another trip for you in another part of the world! It will be a complete joy!

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! Its a great moral booster for me, the team, and an assurance that we are on the right track!

Heidi

Group departure - everest base camp trek, Nepal - Sep 30 - Oct 12, 2018

Traveler: Heidi D. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Guide: Chhongba
Kathmandu lodging: Ngima's homestay
Trek dates: Sept 30 - Oct 11

I had the most amazing trek to EBC with Chhongba. The itinerary was set at a good pace and they took care of everything on the trip - from booking hotels and ordering meals to helping me change my flights when my schedule shifted around.

The once-in-a-lifetime views did not disappoint as we were lucky enough to have clear weather throughout my trek (not a cloud in the sky when I reached EBC and Kalapatar).... read more

Guide: Chhongba
Kathmandu lodging: Ngima's homestay
Trek dates: Sept 30 - Oct 11

I had the most amazing trek to EBC with Chhongba. The itinerary was set at a good pace and they took care of everything on the trip - from booking hotels and ordering meals to helping me change my flights when my schedule shifted around.

The once-in-a-lifetime views did not disappoint as we were lucky enough to have clear weather throughout my trek (not a cloud in the sky when I reached EBC and Kalapatar). People along the trail were also extremely friendly and it was interesting hearing stories from all walks of life. Highlight of the trip was definitely the view on top of Kalapatar - it's a difficult early morning hike that takes you above the elevation of EBC but the view was worth every step.

Highly recommend this trip to anyone who is even remotely considering it and definitely book through Ngima! Unforgettable experience all around and can't wait to go back!

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

Hi Lichi,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It's was a pleasure for me to organize the EBC trek for you. I will look forward to welcoming you soon in near future for your next trip to Nepal.

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek: group departures - 15 days, Nepal - Sep 24 - Oct 8, 2018

Traveler: Fay v. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Our guide Wangchu and the two porters did a very good job. They made sure everything was taken care off. They were professional and friendly. We’ve been very lucky to have met them!

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

HI Fay! So glad Wangchu and your porters did great jobs for you, and that you were well taken care of. Hope to see you back here for more adventures!

Scott

Manaslu and bhutan, Nepal - Sep 24 - Oct 12, 2018

Traveler: Scott C. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Erin was great at organising the trip and was very quick with responding to questions and requests. The guide was very knowledgable, well mannered and paced the trek well. The porters were also excellent, very friendly and worked exceptionally hard without complaints. The trip itself was very good. The circuit was a quieter than some others and the scenery was excellent. Overall the kimkim experience was very good, the staff were amazing and the trek was outstanding.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Scott! Thanks so much for this feedback. I'm so glad you guys had a great trek! Your small group seems to have gelled well. I've shared the praise with your guide and porters, too, so really appreciative of this feedback. Hope to see you again to tackle another one of Nepal's challenges. I think you'll be back, right? :)

Best you can do in 5 days, Nepal - Oct 8 - Oct 14, 2018

Traveler: russell H. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ningma and Lhakpa gave me an unforgettable week heli-trekking to EBC in just a week! The highlight was the stop at Kalu Pattar in brilliant sun - I was lucky with the weather which on a short trek can make a difference but NMMT did absolutely everything possible to make it the best experience with seamless booking and organisation at every stage and Lhakpa and I had a lot of fun being first into every teahouse! A prospective client should also look into the huge array of social work and... read more

Ningma and Lhakpa gave me an unforgettable week heli-trekking to EBC in just a week! The highlight was the stop at Kalu Pattar in brilliant sun - I was lucky with the weather which on a short trek can make a difference but NMMT did absolutely everything possible to make it the best experience with seamless booking and organisation at every stage and Lhakpa and I had a lot of fun being first into every teahouse! A prospective client should also look into the huge array of social work and local support that these guys do. They operate a direct hands on approach and on top of ad-hoc/ regular donations, part of your trek. climbing money will find a very good home in improving the lives of the people of the lower Khumbu

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

Hi Russell,
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.

Jill

Everest panorama trek, Nepal - Oct 6 - Oct 11, 2018

Traveler: Jill S. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

We spent 6 days hiking around Annapurna with Sabin and it was an absolutely incredible experience! I take home memories and friendships that I expect to last a lifetime.
This was my first trekking experience and I have never had to challenge myself so much. But it was worth every painful step. The area and sights and views are absolutely stunning! My experiences meeting people from all over the world along the way will stay with me forever.
Sabin was an amazing guide!!! I don't think the... read more

We spent 6 days hiking around Annapurna with Sabin and it was an absolutely incredible experience! I take home memories and friendships that I expect to last a lifetime.
This was my first trekking experience and I have never had to challenge myself so much. But it was worth every painful step. The area and sights and views are absolutely stunning! My experiences meeting people from all over the world along the way will stay with me forever.
Sabin was an amazing guide!!! I don't think the experience would have been the same without him. His knowledge of the area and people seem unparalleled which made everything go smoothly and made me feel very comfortable visiting a place where I knew nothing of the language and customs. He went above and beyond in making our experience memorable, such as entertaining us with and teaching us card tricks, making lots of jokes, and serenading us with songs on the guitar. He was so much fun to be around and I look forward to our continued friendship! I cannot say enough good things about him and I hope to come back and it trek with him again!

Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Jill, so happy that the experience was wonderful for you.. as custom tailoring experts, this is exactly what we expect to deliver and it's always a joy to know it was successful. Will make sure to tell Sabin how much you enjoyed trekking with him.

Hope to see you in Nepal again at some point in time

Michael

Pikey peak from dhap - 10 days, Nepal - Sep 27 - Oct 4, 2018

Traveler: Michael W. - Local specialist: Prajwol Shrestha

It was the most delightful and impressive experience from the moment I made first contact with the company to the moment I was dropped off at Kathmandu airport after the trekking trip, and every step in between worked out exactly as planned. All questions and concerns were quickly and fully addressed; attention to details was second to none.

My guide Phurba and porter Lakpa were the best I could have asked for. Not only were they excellent at what they were supposed to do, they were such... read more

It was the most delightful and impressive experience from the moment I made first contact with the company to the moment I was dropped off at Kathmandu airport after the trekking trip, and every step in between worked out exactly as planned. All questions and concerns were quickly and fully addressed; attention to details was second to none.

My guide Phurba and porter Lakpa were the best I could have asked for. Not only were they excellent at what they were supposed to do, they were such fun and laid back guys, and worked so naturally to match my level of physical fitness. By only the end of the first day trekking, we had all become trekking buddies!

The trek itself had some lovely moments, and a few great views of the mountain range, but nothing extraordinary. Much of the trail is comprised of pesky loose rocks (terrible on the knee and ankle joints) and almost the entire trail is full of animal droppings. (think bad smells) Next time I'd like to try the higher elevation treks.

Prajwol Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much for taking out some of your precious time on writing and sharing your experience, Michael. It was a great pleasure to organize the trip to Pikey Peak for you and glad to know that you are happy with our team's effort on making your trip a successful one. But I am sorry that you felt some discomfort on the trail due to loose rocks and animal poops. But if you choose to do higher elevation trek, there won't be the similar problem.

I look forward to helping you again for your next plan in Nepal.

Three passes trek: the ultimate 19-day trek in the everest region of nepal, Nepal - Sep 21 - Oct 7, 2018

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

At first we weren't so sure of how the trip would go, our guide Ang Gelu was very quiet and his english not great and Tira (not sure if that's how you spell it) our porter, was tiny and couldn't speak English at all... and wrong impressions is how we started the trip. Ang Gelu was just outstanding, well organized, had enormous knowledge over the mountains, the paths, what was safe and what was not. How to properly acclimatize. He was always on time, always ready for help and just amazing all... read more

At first we weren't so sure of how the trip would go, our guide Ang Gelu was very quiet and his english not great and Tira (not sure if that's how you spell it) our porter, was tiny and couldn't speak English at all... and wrong impressions is how we started the trip. Ang Gelu was just outstanding, well organized, had enormous knowledge over the mountains, the paths, what was safe and what was not. How to properly acclimatize. He was always on time, always ready for help and just amazing all around. Tira was so strong, always had a smile on his face and also did a incredible job carrying our stuff. The experience was very challenging, it is for most people, but they were our cheerleaders, friends and caretakers during the 17 days. We would repeat it again in a second. Nepal has a way of challenging everyone, and there is nothing better than feeling like someone is always watching your back when you are most seriously challenged physically and mentally. Thank you for such an unforgettable experience

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

Hi Joaquin,
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 and whole NMMT family

Sue

Best short treks in nepal - trekking itineraries ranging from 3 to 10 days, Nepal - Sep 26 - Oct 1, 2018

Traveler: Sue C. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

We had such a short time in Nepal - only 5 days - but a wonderful experience thanks to Sudershan's expert planning. He was very patient as we emailed back and forth trying to decide what kind of trip suited us and always replied very promptly. It was a very stress free experience as we were met at the airport by Sudarshan, our guide Sanu and driver Amrit, and were whisked off to the first night of our 3 day Balthali Trek. All 3 nights accommodation were very comfortable with excellent food... read more

We had such a short time in Nepal - only 5 days - but a wonderful experience thanks to Sudershan's expert planning. He was very patient as we emailed back and forth trying to decide what kind of trip suited us and always replied very promptly. It was a very stress free experience as we were met at the airport by Sudarshan, our guide Sanu and driver Amrit, and were whisked off to the first night of our 3 day Balthali Trek. All 3 nights accommodation were very comfortable with excellent food and service - but the highlight was Namu Buddha Resort! A series of cottages spread out through a lovely garden - we had a large 2 story house just for 2 of us - and superb vegetarian food all grown on the property. The walk to the nearby Tibetan monastry was well within our capabilities and the monastry was spectacular. We were very well looked after by Sanu, who gauged our level of fitness and adjusted walking times accordingly, and answered our many questions about Nepalese lifestyle and customs. We were also very appreciative of Amrit's superb driving skills on very challenging roads. Both Sanu and Amrit were charming, helpful and considerate and we highly recommend their company - Blue Sheep - to travelers wishing to gain an insight into Nepalese culture. Sudarshan met us on our return to Kathmandu and was very helpful with advice for our brief visit to that very vibrant city.

Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sue. Thank you so much for your kind review. We here are very happy to read it and are glad that you really liked the service of Sanu and Amrit. Hope you had a very good tour around Rajasthan as well. Wishing you all the best :-)

Kristina

Gokyo trek, Nepal - Sep 12 - Sep 24, 2018

Traveler: Kristina M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Had a wonderful time trekking Annapurna Base Camp and Muldai Peak with my awesome guide Nawang. Raj, Erin and Amanda were super helpful and accommodating as plans changed, and made all the logistics effortless. Truly an unforgettable trip!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kristina, you certainly did have some changes to your trip and we're very glad it all worked out so well in the end. We hope you're still enjoying the photos and memories of Nepal!

Cheers,
Amanda

Phil

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Sep 17 - Sep 26, 2018

Traveler: Phil T. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Had a great time.
Beautiful country & beautiful people.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Phil
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Kimkim Community.
I have gladly noted your kind compliments towards us and Nepal as whole. I am pleased to learn that you did thoroughly enjoy your trip with us.

I look forward welcoming you back in near future.

Regards
Kunchok

Audrey

Pikey peak trek, Nepal - Sep 22 - Oct 1, 2018

Traveler: Audrey S. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Hi ! We did the Pikey peak and Solu trek package. It was even better than we expected. Amanda our local specialist really understood what we wanted, I asked for a trek with the least amount of tourist and she delivered. We did not see any tourist until the end of the trek, so our entire trek was nature and the locals (Sherpa coulture). Very sweet people, warm and very hospitable. We stayed in tea houses and they were great. Our guide Pemba was really great, he knew his stuff well and was... read more

Hi ! We did the Pikey peak and Solu trek package. It was even better than we expected. Amanda our local specialist really understood what we wanted, I asked for a trek with the least amount of tourist and she delivered. We did not see any tourist until the end of the trek, so our entire trek was nature and the locals (Sherpa coulture). Very sweet people, warm and very hospitable. We stayed in tea houses and they were great. Our guide Pemba was really great, he knew his stuff well and was very good about taking décisions when the weather was less than ideal. He was also really great at the Phaplu airport, a very tiny airport with very few flights and weather plays a huge role in you getting your flight and so does the delivery of goods to Lukla. So after stressing a bit thinking we may not get our flight, our guide found a way and we flew on saturday as planned, thank you Pemba for your hard work! Now our sherpas, they were so amazing, Dowa 1 and Dowa 2, they both had the same name so the told us to add the number when Calling their names. They were so great, they also did most of the cooking for us at the tea houses, they really went out of their way for us to be confortable and well fed.

As for the trek itself I loved all of it, my favorites, I really enjoyed Japre, I loved where we stayed at Pikey basecamp, climbing up to Pikey Peak at 6am in the fog and then seeing Everest was pretty magical. We all really enjoyed Loding village it was really relaxing after two hard days of Walking. When we arrived in Junbesi we immediately climbed to Thubten Choling Monastery, now that was the nicest most amazing mistical monastery I have ever visited. The monks where really warm and hospitable, they even invited us to their tea room for some delicious tea with milk and some local cookies.

I could go on and on, but if you want a trek that is a bit challenging but yet very enjoyable and minimal tourist with a real experience of the Sherpa culture, this is a really great trek. Thank you Amanda for your hard work and thank you Pemba for all the strings you pulled to get us back to Kathmandu ontime. I can't wait for my next trek in Nepal!!!

Audrey

Karen

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Sep 9 - Sep 23, 2018

Traveler: Karen W. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Review for Nepal trip from 9th Sept - 23rd Sept. This was my 2nd trip to Nepal but 1st time experience trekking in Nepal (Muldai and Poon Hill Trek). I arrived Nepal late night so reached Nagarkot in the mid night. Looking at the prepared delicious dinner inside my room, normally I don't take supper but can't resist it. Luckily I tried and had no regret to gain weight. :) I will have to come back to this place again as I did not have sunrise and panaroma view due to raining and foggy in the... read more

Review for Nepal trip from 9th Sept - 23rd Sept. This was my 2nd trip to Nepal but 1st time experience trekking in Nepal (Muldai and Poon Hill Trek). I arrived Nepal late night so reached Nagarkot in the mid night. Looking at the prepared delicious dinner inside my room, normally I don't take supper but can't resist it. Luckily I tried and had no regret to gain weight. :) I will have to come back to this place again as I did not have sunrise and panaroma view due to raining and foggy in the following day early morning. Anyway, I had fulfilled with local yogurt at Bhaktapur.

Actually I was quite excited while preparing for this trip though I did not have time to train my stamina, however, last minute being strike by over stress by work and almost collapse. So worry that I will not able to proceed with the hiking as per plan. Everything happened has its reason, this time, my domestic flight being delayed for 4 hours, so would not be able to start the trekking as per plan upon reaching Pokhara. Therefore, I got one extra day to relax myself physically and mentally. And unintentionally, found and taste a nice and yummy fried chicken wing for which I will never forget the taste and for sure not because of hunger.

For the 5 days trekking was awesome. Trekking in mountain at different altitude, there are lots of unpredictable eg: weather. You can experience from chill, cooling, freezing; wet, hot...muddy, rocky trail... crossing few suspension bridge, the fun part would be...take off your muddy boot, smelly socks and hanging on your hand to cross the stream with bare foot, where the water above ankle high. Fortunate the water not about waist high, then have to dry ourselves at the road side :). The experience is very difficult to express in word, should at least experience it personally once in life time as the trekking in Nepal different from another country, and has to be accompanied with a guide who are patience and exprience. I am glad that Kripa has arranged an experience and patience guide throughout my whole trip. I will always recommend him, Suman, who would like to go on trekking, I hope in future he can bring more sense of humour during long trip.

This trip I have experience freezing at the peak; Muldai & Poon Hill with 2 legs, super hot at the flat plain land at Lumbini. Vespa ride to 3 places, unfortunately most has been ruined during earthquake and yet being fully "restored". Thanks to the village has done their best to preserved all the historical icon, it really benefited the generation as well as foreigner like me. And thanks to Vespa guide whom bring me to visit these 3 places and try nice local Newari food.

Nepal really has it own charm, it attracted me to come back again and again.

Thank you Kripa for planning this awesome trip for me and also visit to Kopan Monastry. Thanks friend help me to fill up all the permit documents (big Hi). Hope to visit Nepal again in near future soon.

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Karen,

Thank you for writing about your trip from the start to the bottom. I really enjoyed reading everything and felt that you really had a great time on your second visit.

I look forward to planning your next trip soon. Thanks for all of your love and appreciation to us and our staffs.

Best Regards,
Kripa

5 days in nepal: 5 great itineraries, Nepal - Sep 16 - Sep 21, 2018

Traveler: Marije d. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

The overall experuence was exactly what we hoped for.
Nice people, flexible when plans changed and had a lot to tell about places we visited.
We have done only 5,5 days in nepal, kthmandu to pokhara and some rafting in between an staying in a fantastisch riverside camp.
All perfectly arranged.
My only point of comment would be that the drive to and from the Famous Farm (which was fantastic to stay btw) was too long (due to the road conditions) related to the total time we where in Nepal.
Besides that, all perfect!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Marije, thanks for your 5 star review! Yes the road up to the Famous Farm was quite bad when you were here, driving around is one of the issues we face in Nepal, glad to hear that you did enjoy it up there though!

We hope to see you here again!

Cheers,
Amanda

Herman

Annapurna exploration in 5 days , Nepal - Aug 31 - Sep 4, 2018

Traveler: Herman L. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Erin, our local specialist, was really great helping us prepare for the trip, to the point that she helped us booking bus tickets between Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as researching various other things that we were asking about prior to arrival.

We initially booked a 5 day trek in the Annapurna range, but as our prior travels went on we realised that a 4 day trek suited our schedule better - Erin sorted this for us as well, and put together a more compact plan with our guide Naresh that... read more

Erin, our local specialist, was really great helping us prepare for the trip, to the point that she helped us booking bus tickets between Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as researching various other things that we were asking about prior to arrival.

We initially booked a 5 day trek in the Annapurna range, but as our prior travels went on we realised that a 4 day trek suited our schedule better - Erin sorted this for us as well, and put together a more compact plan with our guide Naresh that meant we could cover the same trek in a day less.

The specific trek was the Mulde/Muldai/Muldei Peak and Poon Hill trek, with a maximum altitude of about 3600m, starting at around 1700m and ending at around 1500m. Apart from the unfortunate cloudy weather due to monsoon season, we got two clear magnificent sunrises, and if the weather had been clear on the second evening; a sunset as well at 3600m. We really had some great views, and an overall great experience, and just the view the first morning made our 6 week travel in India and Nepal worth it. Naresh, our guide, was incredibly nice, helpful and considerate, and helped us with everything from pointing out the mountain peak names to leech-protection, getting drinking water, and drying clothes in the tea houses.

I unfortunately reacted badly to the rapid increase in altitude and didn't feel too well the second and third day, but Naresh did everything in his power, including swapping backpacks with me, to take some of the strain off, as well as put the tempo down. This trek should be doable without any significant prevention of altitude sickness, and my partner was fine apart from slight loss of appetite, but some tablets for AMS could be useful, and make sure to communicate with you guide so he/she is aware, as well as be aware of the symptoms and react early if possible if any symptoms develop.

I would definitely do this trek again - next, maybe a slightly longer one to the Annapurna Base Camp. If you are inexperienced or new to the trekking aspects, or other aspects such as navigation etc (or just wanna enjoy doing the trek without planning it yourself), I would definitely recommend this way of booking.

Thank for a great time, kimkim, Erin and Naresh!

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks so much for your feedback and all the awesome pics, Herman! You guys were awesome at rolling with the punches the weather and altitude can throw at you here in Nepal. Naresh is a great guide, and I've passed on your accolades to him. Thanks too for your advice to future trekkers here. It's really important for us to hear your stories.

I look forward to seeing you here again for that longer trek!!

Phoksundo lake trek, dolpo – 10 days, Nepal - Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2018

Traveler: Kelsey R. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

We had an amazing experience trekking with responsible treks and would highly recommend it to anyone considering traveling to Nepal. Our guide Sonam was a true professional, taking care of us every step of the way. We did a 12 day hike to Phoksundo Lake and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tour that is a bit more remote. We only say 4 other trekkers the entire time, and were able to really experience true Nepalese culture. The trek was definitely challenging at... read more

We had an amazing experience trekking with responsible treks and would highly recommend it to anyone considering traveling to Nepal. Our guide Sonam was a true professional, taking care of us every step of the way. We did a 12 day hike to Phoksundo Lake and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a tour that is a bit more remote. We only say 4 other trekkers the entire time, and were able to really experience true Nepalese culture. The trek was definitely challenging at points, but nothing we (moderately fit people) couldn't handle. The most difficult part of the trip was getting to the remote area of Nepal where our hiking began and ended. We ended up being stuck for a few days; however, Sonam and the responsible trekking crew pulled out all the stops and made sure we were on the first flight out.

If you want a real Nepal experience where you get to interact with local people and see some amazing sights do this trek!

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kelsey and Mathew
Greetings

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 . 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.

Regards
Kunchok

valerie

Kathmandu inside out - 7 days, Nepal - Aug 24 - Sep 2, 2018

Traveler: valerie l. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

I had a very good time in Nepal thanks to the Social tours team (Anura & Raj), everything went smoothly and they were very flexible with my plans even dealing with changes to fit my preferences once in Nepal. This tour included the key cultural highlights of the Kathmandu valley as well as a trek from Pokhara. All guides provided were very knowledgeable and left me some free time to explore by myself as well. My only suggestion is to make sure you have the direct contact details of your... read more

I had a very good time in Nepal thanks to the Social tours team (Anura & Raj), everything went smoothly and they were very flexible with my plans even dealing with changes to fit my preferences once in Nepal. This tour included the key cultural highlights of the Kathmandu valley as well as a trek from Pokhara. All guides provided were very knowledgeable and left me some free time to explore by myself as well. My only suggestion is to make sure you have the direct contact details of your guides to keep them posted on your arrival time outside of working hours, as this has been required during my trip due to my flight to Pokhara being delayed early morning. Luckily we could reschedule the trek to the following day. I could not recommend Social tours enough, thanks again for the amazing experience! :)

Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

Valerie, thanks a ton for your review. Glad it all went well, even though there were small changes required. Quite common in Nepal to be able to make last minute fine tuning of trips, and am glad it went on ok. Great suggestion on the giving the direct contacts of the guides, so you can communicate directly. Will start implementing that for sure.

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2018

Traveler: siri J. - Local specialist: Marie Stis