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

Traveler: Todd F. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for a trip of a lifetime

All the best from Canada - Namaste :)

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Todd,

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

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

Wayne

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

Traveler: Wayne D. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

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

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

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Mr. Wayne,

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

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

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

Traveler: Lucy B. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

Traveler: Lou V. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

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

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Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Tyler

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

Traveler: Tyler W. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Best,
Kripa

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

Traveler: Rob S. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Until next time, all the best,
Amanda

Nicky

Incredible Manaslu · Nepal - Nov 5 - Nov 19, 2019

Traveler: Nicky K. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Nicky and everyone,

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

Hi Nicky and everyone,

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

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

All the best,
Amanda and Team

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

Traveler: Peter h. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

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

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

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Mr. Peter & family,

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

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

Sascha

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

Traveler: Sascha S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

Best,
Kripa

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

Traveler: Cheryl R. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

From Amanda and the Team!

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

Traveler: Emily K. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

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

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

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Emily,

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

Wish you both all the very best.

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

Julie

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

Traveler: Julie E. - Local specialist: Marie Stissing Jensen

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

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

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Marie Stissing Jensen, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Flaminia R. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

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

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

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Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Look forward to seeing you in Nepal again!

Cesar Feliza

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

Traveler: Cesar Feliza A. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Best,
Kripa

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

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

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

We were well... read more

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

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

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

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

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

Peter Hatherly, Sydney Australia

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

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

Best regards,
Ngima & NMMT family

Tim

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

Traveler: Tim L. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

Traveler: Raymond C. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Jane

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

Traveler: Jane F. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Eric

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

Traveler: Eric E. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Sarah C. - Local specialist: Raj Gyawali

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

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

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Raj Gyawali, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

Traveler: Matthew M. - Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa

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

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

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Tashi Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best regards,
Tashi, NMMT family

Vicki

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

Traveler: Vicki f. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Stefanie

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

Traveler: Stefanie K. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Steffi,

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

Cheers,
Amanda

Georgia

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

Traveler: Georgia P. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

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

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Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Ellie

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

Traveler: Ellie t. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Hi Erin and the KimKim Team!

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

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

Dhan'yavāda from us all!

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Brian U. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Veronique

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

Traveler: Veronique G. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Gerald

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

Traveler: Gerald S. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Peter

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

Traveler: Peter L. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

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

We really enjoyed it. Thanks very much.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Peter, hope you both are well :)

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

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

Best,
Kripa

Shawn

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

Traveler: Shawn K. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Cheers,
Amanda

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best wishes,
NMMT family

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

Traveler: Kim D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

Traveler: Phil C. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family

Sarah

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

Traveler: Sarah E. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

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

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

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Sarah and Kelly,

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

Wish you both all the very best.

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

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

Traveler: Ed N. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ed,

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

Hope to see you again in coming days :)

Best,
Kripa

Rudi

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

Traveler: Rudi L. - Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa

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

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Tashi Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best regards,
Tashi, NMMT family

Jared

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

Traveler: Jared L. - Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa

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

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Tashi Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best regards,
Tashi

adventure days · Nepal - Sep 10 - Sep 21, 2019

Traveler: Kostas G. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Anja

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

Traveler: Anja B. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

All the best and until next time!
Amanda

Kalissa

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - May 27 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Kalissa H. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Our trip to Nepal was everything we imagined it would be plus more, and it was all thanks to Kunchok Nima and all of our guides. We explored Kathmandu with a wonderful guide that took us to Hindu and Buddhist temples and taught us all about the culture. We then went to Pokhara where we white water rafted (Raju was an amazing guide) and started our two day trek. Our trekking guide Chhiring is one of our favorite people we met on this journey. His knowledge about trekking and his country in... read more

Our trip to Nepal was everything we imagined it would be plus more, and it was all thanks to Kunchok Nima and all of our guides. We explored Kathmandu with a wonderful guide that took us to Hindu and Buddhist temples and taught us all about the culture. We then went to Pokhara where we white water rafted (Raju was an amazing guide) and started our two day trek. Our trekking guide Chhiring is one of our favorite people we met on this journey. His knowledge about trekking and his country in general was amazing. The trek was a wonderful experience and even though I wanted to give up multiple times I would do it again. Chhiring not only was our trekking guide but he did a tour around the city of Pokhara with us and even offered to take us to see a few places (the Kopan Monastery was beautiful) in Kathmandu when we got back. I can say Chirring is someone we love to visit with again. Our last stop on our trip was to Chitwan National Park. The resort was beautiful and the food was delicious. In Chitwan we got to explore the animals of the jungle on foot, on the back of an elephant and on a canoe ride. Our favorite part of the jungle experience was when we were able to bathe and play with them in the river. The last the we did was a flight to the Himalayan mountains which was breathtaking and highly recommended. The whole process of planning the trip and communicating with our local specialist was so easy. Kunchok was there to help me every step of the way and ease any worry or concern I may of had. We truly appreciate Nima, our guides, and all the people of Nepal that were so welcoming. We will definitely be using Kim Kim and Responsible Treks again on our next trip to Nepal.

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kalissa

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

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

Best wishes
Kunchok

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2019

Traveler: Bell H. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Kunchok was great, he helped us get everything we need and ensure we were safe :)
Would recommend anyone that want a safe and fun trip to find him

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Bell for your wonderful Review. Indeed it was fun hosting you and your friends.
Do let us know when you plan your next visit to Nepal . I will be happy to help you plan another unforgettable trip.

Thanks once again

Cheers
Kunchok

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Aug 10 - Aug 17, 2019

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

Great experience with excellent organisation. Ang Gelu was a perfect guide. Mny thanks for everything, all discussions and hospitality. Hope to see you next year

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

Hi Joanna,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and for sharing your experience with us. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time during your stay in Nepal.
Look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for your next trip.

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Kiin

Ghorepani poonhill trek · Nepal - Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2019

Traveler: Kiin K. - Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa

My first trekking on Poonhill with kimkim was fantastic from A to Z.
They managed all my itinerary according to my personnel schedual even though sudden circumstance happened due to heavy rain.
My guide, Mr. Angello and Pasang were really specialist to make me comfortable all the time even I was very bigginer on that.
In addition my coordinators, Mr. Tash and his father and his brother, they have absolutely professional attitude to their visitors.
Once again I sincerely would like to recommend someone who want to try trekking in Nepal to be with kimkim. You are never disappointed.

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Tashi Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kiin,
Thank you so much for writing a wonderful review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time during your stay in Nepal and happy with the services provided by our Staff. I will look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for another memorable trip.

Best regards,
NMMT family

Luis

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Jul 19 - Jul 26, 2019

Traveler: Luis F. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We had a wonderful time in Nepal. The attention of Chhewang and our guide, Chhiring was absolutely great. They were always on time, absolutely dedicated to us. There were no surprises, hidden costs or bad experiences. The hotels that were booked for us were of excellent quality and the overall attention and quality of the tour was outstanding.

Chhiring is really a very professional guide and a wonderful person. He didn't only guide use through our trek, we learned so much from him and from... read more

We had a wonderful time in Nepal. The attention of Chhewang and our guide, Chhiring was absolutely great. They were always on time, absolutely dedicated to us. There were no surprises, hidden costs or bad experiences. The hotels that were booked for us were of excellent quality and the overall attention and quality of the tour was outstanding.

Chhiring is really a very professional guide and a wonderful person. He didn't only guide use through our trek, we learned so much from him and from Nepalese and Tibetan culture as well. The porter was also a great guy, very nice and welcoming to us.

I wouldn't hesitate to book with them again. I'm looking forward to our next adventure in Nepal with this great team.

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Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Luis,

Thank you so much for taking the them to write a review for us! your are one of our special guest from Mexico. Happy to read that you had a good time and enjoyed the treks with Chhiring.

All the best and welcome back for next Nepal Adventure !

Chhewang

William

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Jul 14 - Jul 20, 2019

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

We highly recommend KimKim (with Nepal Myths & Mountain Trails) for trekking in Nepal. Our guides, Tashi and Ang Gelu, did a top-notch job in safely and comfortably guiding us on our 5-day family trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. These two guides were personable and complemented each other well (Ang Gelu knew the villages and trek a little better, but Tashi knew more English). It was clear that they had much experience hiking in Nepal and in the Annapurna region. We felt secure in their... read more

We highly recommend KimKim (with Nepal Myths & Mountain Trails) for trekking in Nepal. Our guides, Tashi and Ang Gelu, did a top-notch job in safely and comfortably guiding us on our 5-day family trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. These two guides were personable and complemented each other well (Ang Gelu knew the villages and trek a little better, but Tashi knew more English). It was clear that they had much experience hiking in Nepal and in the Annapurna region. We felt secure in their hands.

Our original plan had been Pikey Peak, but a mudslide on the road forced us to change plans before we even arrived at the trailhead. Ngima's team (Nepal Myths & Mountain Trails) correctly assessed the situation, discussed options with us, and recommended the alternate plan (Ghorepani + rafting) that we agreed with.

Even though we chose to go during monsoon season, we were lucky in that the weather was good enough for us to get great views of the Annapurna range from multiple locations, including Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, and Ghandruk!

Trekking in the Himalayas was more physically challenging than I expected, primarily due to the prolonged steepness, and when my knees and thighs were not quite up to the task, Tashi and Ang Gelu were there to help carry my backpack, which made a huge difference. However, our group did get separated once when some of us got too far ahead, but it ended up being a merely temporary inconvenience due to the skills and knowledge of our guides.

Ngima and his team were very flexible in letting us stay an extra day in Pokhara so that we could see some of the sights there before heading back to Kathmandu. They also arranged a white-water rafting trip after we had to turn back from Pikey Peak in just a single day, which was definitely a highlight. Their ability to set up this whole trip for us was impressive.

We had fun playing cards with our guides during the evenings in the tea houses, as well as meeting other travelers from around the world. The trek was very comfortable, and we had ample time in the evenings to relax.

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

Hi William,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and sharing your experience with us. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time during your stay in Nepal.
Look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for your next trip.
Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Alexandria

Lower Mustang Trek - 9 Days · Nepal - Jul 22 - Jul 26, 2019

Traveler: Alexandria N. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

Such an amazing trip - my guide Sonam was wonderful. He thought of everything and went out of his way to make sure I enjoyed the trip. He took me to see some breathtaking sights and gave me the exact trip I wanted. I would recommend KimKim and Responsible Treks and Sonam to anyone I know.

Thank you!

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Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Many thanks for trekking with us. We look forward to hosting more adventures around Nepal in future. My brother Sonam had a great time as well.

Cheers !

Nepal & Bhutan · Nepal - Apr 2 - May 1, 2019

Traveler: Michael G. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

It was a once in a lifetime trip! Our guide, Nawang, was extremely flexible which was very appreciated because we encountered unusually bad weather which forced us to change our itinerary en route. He was unflappable, upbeat, and listened to us about what we wanted to get the most out of our trip and helped us to meet some of the people we were interested in along the way.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Michael, thanks for taking out the time for writing a review about your trek. It was a pleasure meeting you both and hosting your trip.

Hope to see you again in the near future.

Thanks,
Kripa

Rod

Week Below Everest and Village Visit · Nepal - Jun 19 - Jul 10, 2019

Traveler: Rod Z. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS!!

We just completed a 3.5 week vacation in Nepal that included stays in Kathmandu and other cities, tours of heritage sites and a national park and a trek in the Annapurna region.

We have traveled extensively in Europe and elsewhere and have always made our own arrangements, and have done very well. For a trip to Nepal you need professional assistance and we received exemplary service at every stage of our trip.

Before we arrived in Nepal, Amanda helped us with all... read more

EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS!!

We just completed a 3.5 week vacation in Nepal that included stays in Kathmandu and other cities, tours of heritage sites and a national park and a trek in the Annapurna region.

We have traveled extensively in Europe and elsewhere and have always made our own arrangements, and have done very well. For a trip to Nepal you need professional assistance and we received exemplary service at every stage of our trip.

Before we arrived in Nepal, Amanda helped us with all the planning and arrangements. They customized the trip for us. They have many pre-planned treks in Nepal, but they can be customized to fit your time frame, experience, and interests. We considered a number of options before settling on our itinerary. Amanda provided us with lots of useful information. We followed her packing guide and used everything on the list, but didn't need anything else. I would suggest for your trek that you have a clean pair of socks and underwear for each day, you can wear the same pair of pants trekking each day but is is comforting to put on clean dry socks and underwear every day. We had lots of back and forth in the planning stage, and their communication system keeps everything in one place so you can easily check on what has been sent or reread information--really helpful.

When we arrived in Nepal, Raj was our primary contact. This turned our to be critical to the success of our trip. He was amazingly flexible, helpful, and knowledgeable. We made a number of changes/additions as the trip went on. Originally, we had planned a trek in the Everest valley during the monsoon season, Amanda prepared us very well for the potential weather related difficulties that could occur. We spent two days in the airport trying to fly into Lukla, but the airport was closed due to weather. After the first day, Raj suggested a number of options if the weather continued. After the second day we decided to change our plans and Trek in a more accessible area. We contacted Raj from the airport and he completely changed our itinerary, booked new flights and accommodations and we flew out that afternoon. It was so impressive!

I also want to point out that EVERYONE was always early for every appointment--every meeting, driver, tourguide, etc., arrived 15-30 minutes before they were expected, which gave us great confidence.

We urge you to request Naresh Nachhiring to be your trek guide--he was spectacular. We had the opportunity to observe a number of guides, and we were so grateful Naresh was our guide--there really is a difference. Naresh is soft spoken, very experienced/capable (doing this work since he was 14), honest, kind, small ego, big heart, he has the "helper gene". On the trek, the guide has lots of discretion, he chooses where you stop and eat and sleep, the places may look alike, but they are not! Naresh always found us the best location, the best room, and he was always looking for ways to be quietly helpful. He adjusted his service to our needs, our pace, our interests. He would leave us alone to walk together, but then he was there to put a rock in a stream to make it easier for us to cross, or point out a safer path through a challenging section, or show us something we would have surely missed. He never pressured us or tried to make us fit his needs, he served us. It was so cool to be with someone who is so experienced, yet he still take such pleasure in what we were seeing--monkeys playing in the trees, a beautiful waterfall or vista, a mountain view he must have seen hundreds of times before, yet still enjoyed. We enjoyed all our time together--he is a real person who is easy to be with, never playing a role or putting on an act. Ask for NARESH!

We had several city guides and by far the best one was Pratikshya--ask for her! She doesn't run through some prepared script that feels like it has been said a thousand times. She is like visiting a new place with a friend. Easy, tells you a little bit, if you want more she knows it. Fun to be with, she really made every experience with her enjoyable, relaxing, informative (without overdoing it). She is relaxed, genuine, honest, knowledgeable. The perfect guide!

At the end of our trip we stayed in 3 locations that were not typical Nepali hotels/teahouses. These are more western in style, but also really enjoyable for different reasons. Temple Tree Resort is in Pokhera, and we stayed there the nights before and after our trek--a real treat, amazing facility and service--we were spoiled and loved it. Namo Buddha Resort, near the Namo Buddha Monastery , is 13 gnome cottages built by a German couple 20 years ago on a hilltop overlooking a beautiful valley. We are not vegetarians, but we thoroughly enjoyed their amazing vegetarian meals made from all organic produce they grow on site--stay here if you plan to visit Namo Buddha. Milla Guesthouse in Bhaktapur is a 4 room exquisite mini hotel built by a Austrian Architect, involved in the restoration of Nepali religious sites. Bhaktapur is rich in history but badly damaged by a series of earthquakes, the latest in 2015, this hotel with amazing service is a gem in the rubble--stay there if you visit Bhaktapur, it is right in the center of everything. We never would have found these three places without Amanda and Raj's help.

We had many drivers, and lots of different experiences from primitive to luxury but all exceeded expectations. We were will taken care of and prepared because we recieved exemplary service at every turn. Highly recommended.

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Rod,

Thanks so much for your wonderful review, the whole team is truly humbled to receive such feedback. Hearing about your special trip out to the village was incredible and I'm glad we could follow that up with a trip that you loved, even though some of it ended up not being what we had originally planned.
All the best to you both and thanks again, your time and effort in your detailed review are very much appreciated!

Amanda and team!

Mary

Manaslu Solo Trek · Nepal - Jun 3 - Jun 20, 2019

Traveler: Mary V. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

It was an amazing experience. My guide Naresh took care of me throughout my trip:)

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mary,

Good to know that you had an amazing experience with our guide Naresh! I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family!

Looking forward to hosting your trip again in the near future!

Thanks,
Kripa

Johnny

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri Trek · Nepal - May 22 - Jun 8, 2019

Traveler: Johnny B. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Overall a wonderful trip. I think as a group we were very satisfied with the service provided by Erin and her team. They were easy to contact and made sure that we had everything we needed like rides to and from the airport, information on the trek, and even helped make possible a helicopter trip to Kathmandu which we all really enjoyed.

Some of the highlights of the trip include the helicopter ride to Kathmandu, Kalapattar, EBC in the snow, visiting the Tengbooche monastery, and staying in... read more

Overall a wonderful trip. I think as a group we were very satisfied with the service provided by Erin and her team. They were easy to contact and made sure that we had everything we needed like rides to and from the airport, information on the trek, and even helped make possible a helicopter trip to Kathmandu which we all really enjoyed.

Some of the highlights of the trip include the helicopter ride to Kathmandu, Kalapattar, EBC in the snow, visiting the Tengbooche monastery, and staying in Namche.

I want to give a special shout out to Tendu our guide. He was incredible and really helped make the trip memorable. Tendu was very knowledgeable about the area and we could point to pretty much any peak and he could name it and give the height. He was extremely attentive to us and it felt like he was genuinely concerned about our safety and well being. The whole time we felt very safe with him and felt like we were in good hands. He was extremely friendly, always positive and happy, and we all got to know him very well on the trip. The assistant guide Passang and the two porters were also wonderful and we were very happy with the service and experience they provided to us. Never have I seen a stronger group of young men than the porters.

The only real thing I think could have better was clarity about what was included during our stay at Hotel Manaslu. I think we were charged for breakfast a few times when I think it should have been included. Other than that I do not have much to complain about.

Overall a wonderful trip and I am very satisfied with both the experience and the service provided. Emphasis on how amazing Tendu and his team were. I plan on returning to the Khumbu sometime in the future, with Tendu hopefully as my guide.

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Johnny,
Thanks so much for the feedback, and so nice to hear about the highlights of your trip. That heli ride sounds spectacular. You guys really seemed to have a good bond with Tendu, so that's nice to hear, too. He's a fantastic guide.

Strange about the charges at the Manaslu, because breakfast is included for you, you're right. I wonder what else they charged you for?

Overall I'm really glad you had the positive experience you did, and when you come back, we'll hook you up with Tendu again for your next adventure!

Best Short Treks in the Everest Region · Nepal - May 30 - Jun 6, 2019

Traveler: Timea M. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

We had a really great vacation in Nepal organized really last minute by the lovely Sangita, who was always quick to answer out questions and really made our trip personal. She not only gave us advise and helped us with the bookings, but helped us buy the extra gear we needed. Bipin amazed us with his great knowledge about Kathmandu and the hindu temple Paspudinath, and we really had a warm a friendly host experience, we loved having dinner with this lovely local couple, who are not only very... read more

We had a really great vacation in Nepal organized really last minute by the lovely Sangita, who was always quick to answer out questions and really made our trip personal. She not only gave us advise and helped us with the bookings, but helped us buy the extra gear we needed. Bipin amazed us with his great knowledge about Kathmandu and the hindu temple Paspudinath, and we really had a warm a friendly host experience, we loved having dinner with this lovely local couple, who are not only very kind, but also prompt and professional.
Our 5 days trek to Poon Hill is a really memorable experience. We are newbies to longer treks and our guide Robin was super, he not only took us to great places but he showed us some interesting plants, he helped us with electrolites, band aids ;-) very approachable, helpful and really fit ;-) our porter Manoj was really nice as well, running through the mountains and valleys with our bag. Thank you all for your kindness and lovely organization. A special thanks to Sangita on organizing us to meet a sound healing a crainosacral therapist.We had a really great vacation in Nepal organized really last minute by the lovely Sangita, who was always quick to answer out questions and really made our trip personal. She not only gave us advise and helped us with the bookings, but helped us buy the extra gear we needed. Bipin amazed us with his great knowledge about Kathmandu and the hindu temple Paspudinath, and we really had a warm a friendly host experience, we loved having dinner with this lovely local couple, who are not only very kind, but also prompt and professional.
Our 5 days trek to Poon Hill is a really memorable experience. We are newbies to longer treks and our guide Robin was super, he not only took us to great places but he showed us some interesting plants, he helped us with electrolites, band aids ;-) very approachable, helpful and really fit ;-) our porter Manoj was really nice as well, running through the mountains and valleys with our bag. Thank you all for your kindness and lovely organization. A special thanks to Sangita on organizing us to meet a sound healing a crainosacral therapist. it was great. Such a nice time, we would love to come back.

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Timea and Tarek,

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

Best Regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB team

Karen

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - May 18 - Jun 5, 2019

Traveler: Karen W. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Review for Nepal Tibet trip from 18th May – 5th June 2019
Unforgettable Nepal, I was back to this country again for trekking to Lower Mustang,
which is very similar to Tibet Plateau?
First time domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara without delay, leaving me plenty time to explore this town again either food or shopping. Stunning view from plane flying from Pokhara to Jomsom and landed on an “unbelievable” that it’s an airport! Weather changed from hot Pokhara to a dry and cool Mustang,... read more

Review for Nepal Tibet trip from 18th May – 5th June 2019
Unforgettable Nepal, I was back to this country again for trekking to Lower Mustang,
which is very similar to Tibet Plateau?
First time domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara without delay, leaving me plenty time to explore this town again either food or shopping. Stunning view from plane flying from Pokhara to Jomsom and landed on an “unbelievable” that it’s an airport! Weather changed from hot Pokhara to a dry and cool Mustang, made me felt fresh and excited to begin with the trekking. I like the 2st 3 days trek, as it took only 3 – 5 hours for each day, so I have sometimes to explore the town and mesmerized to the scenery,
unique building structure, “oasis within a desert”, monastery and cold dry air. However, the last day back to Jomson via Lubra....aw...I was taken so long hours to reach the main road which completely out of expectation, but I will never never forget this part of journey, rocky road with some “stream” and very very strong wind always push me walking backward rather than helping me to walk faster, so you can imagine how difficult to walk against strong wind.
I am feeling thankful to guide, Suman, who were always helping me to carry my heavy backpack, patiently waiting for me and assisting me on walking through difficult trail. Even though the whole trekking trail not consider difficult, but it does really required certain level of fitness and stamina if wanted to complete all according to planned hours especially the last day.

Next chapter of this trip would be Tibet.
Travelling to Tibet was my dream and finally I have completed once in my life time experience in Tibet though most of the days were cloudy and sometimes rain. I saw the iconic Potala Palace, scenic Yomdruk Lake, awe inspiring Mt Everest from base camp, played snow at Gong Tang La Pass.
Felt the elevation at the 5000+.......This part of the review short and sweet, as really need to experience it personally. I hope this is not going to be my once in life time travel to Tibet, wish to be back there again with nice clear weather.
I am really grateful to driver (Dawa) and guide (Tseten), both of them really taken good care of me, always check and ensure that I did not experience the altitude sickness. I felt safe and comfortable throughout my whole trip as he has excellent driving skill, sharing and taking plenty of beautiful photos and left me with lots of memorable pictures. Experience guide who discussed and give suggestion if possible depend on the affordable flexibility that he can in order for me to have pleasant and enjoyable trip in order to prevent altitude issue.

Last, I would like to thank Kripa who planned this wonderful trip for me again and arranged Bimba to brief me on the Tibet trip, he (Bimba) also always called to ensure my safety in Tibet. Thanks Anil help at Nepal border when back from Tibet and shared with me the history of Nuwakot. Hope to see you guys in future visit.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Karen, It's always a pleasure seeing you again and again. Thank you for loving Nepal and re-visiting with us again.

Looking forward to meeting you again in the coming days.

Till then stay healthy!

Warm wishes,
Kripa

Zara

Khopra Danda trek · Nepal - Apr 18 - Apr 28, 2019

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

I travelled to Nepal for the first time with my 3 kids and 2 other young people. What a fantastic experience. Ngima was informative and helpful right from the word go. Tailored the trip to our needs as an extended family group and obviously chose a trek that suited our fitness. Everything went smoothly from the first airport pick up to our wonder guide Pemba and our porters.
Nepal itself was simply marvellous. A mix of the bustle and fun of Kathmandu to the trek on the Khopra Danda track in... read more

I travelled to Nepal for the first time with my 3 kids and 2 other young people. What a fantastic experience. Ngima was informative and helpful right from the word go. Tailored the trip to our needs as an extended family group and obviously chose a trek that suited our fitness. Everything went smoothly from the first airport pick up to our wonder guide Pemba and our porters.
Nepal itself was simply marvellous. A mix of the bustle and fun of Kathmandu to the trek on the Khopra Danda track in the Annapurna range. Spectacular! I cannot thank the Kimkim staff, Ngima and Pemba enough for the experience they game me and my children. Memories that will last a lifetime and I hope give my children the confidence to return. I can't wait to return!

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

Hi Zara,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was indeed a great pleasure for me to organize the Khopra Danda trek for you. Glad to hear that you had a memorable time and you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I will look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in near further. Thank you

Best regards,
Ngima

Cynthia

Langtang Trek - 11 Days · Nepal - May 29 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: Cynthia M. - Local specialist: Erin Green

We just got back from an amazing adventure in Nepal. We can't thank Kimkim enough for helping to create a magical trip. From start to finish, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Erin, our local specialist, was extremely responsive in arranging all of the details for our time in Nepal, patiently answering my questions and providing a lot of information to help us prepare for the adventure. Raj welcomed us our first night in Nepal, and met with us again on our last day, making sure... read more

We just got back from an amazing adventure in Nepal. We can't thank Kimkim enough for helping to create a magical trip. From start to finish, we couldn't have asked for anything more. Erin, our local specialist, was extremely responsive in arranging all of the details for our time in Nepal, patiently answering my questions and providing a lot of information to help us prepare for the adventure. Raj welcomed us our first night in Nepal, and met with us again on our last day, making sure everything was taken care of. Bipin, our city guide in Katmandu, taught us so much about Nepal's history, religion, politics, and more as we explored different sites in the city. We would also like to express our gratitude for the drivers. Driving in Nepal can be quite an experience, especially in the mountains, but we had complete confidence in the Kimkim drivers- they are exceptional. Finally and most importantly, the heart of our trip was trekking in the Langtang Valley with Rishi, Susan, and Nirajan. We feel extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to trek with them- they are so very kind, fun, responsive, and responsible. The beauty and the biodiversity of the trek to the Langtang Valley are astonishing and the views from Kyanjin Gompa are jaw-dropping but I think that our lasting memories will be of our time with Rishi, Susan, and Nirajan. THANK YOU!!!

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Cynthia! So glad to hear you had an amazing time with Rishi, Susan and Nirajan. From all of the details you mentioned- the drivers, the organization, and the views- it makes a difference and shapes the experience depending on who you're trekking with. I'm so glad Himalayan Trails could make your trip turn out the way it did. We hope to have you back here in the future!

Niamh

Manaslu Group Departure · Nepal - May 18 - Jun 4, 2019

Traveler: Niamh C. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

What an incredible experience! Two weeks in the Himalayas was an extremely welcome reconnection with the natural world. Walking through villages, seeing how local people live and experiencing the incredible wildlife there was a very unique way to travel the country. My guide Priscilla was excellent - very passionate about her country and her job. She was an experienced guide, a hilarious companion and a truly kind friend. I can't recommend her enough, and it's always great to support female... read more

What an incredible experience! Two weeks in the Himalayas was an extremely welcome reconnection with the natural world. Walking through villages, seeing how local people live and experiencing the incredible wildlife there was a very unique way to travel the country. My guide Priscilla was excellent - very passionate about her country and her job. She was an experienced guide, a hilarious companion and a truly kind friend. I can't recommend her enough, and it's always great to support female guides in a field where they are pretty rare.

From start to finish, Kripa provided me with all the information I needed, as well as answering all my (sometimes silly) questions. She was incredibly kind and helpful, and displayed a lot of passion and care for her job.

Thank you so much everyone!

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Niamh,

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I'm very much happy to hear you had such a good time with our guide, Priscilla!

It was a pleasure hosting your trip! Hope to see you again!

Thanks,
Kripa

Group departure - Manaslu Circuit Trek: Group Departures - 15 Days · Nepal - May 3 - May 22, 2019

Traveler: Shane T. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Trekking Manaslu was a wonderful experience, beautiful scenery, people, and the rustic charm of the villages made every step of this challenging trek worthwhile. The planning was impeccable, thankyou Erin. Our guide Nawang was very experienced, professional and patient, as well as being good company. The support from Ngima was fantastic, hard working and always smiling. I highly recommend this trek and the team that made it possible

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Shane! Thanks so much for your feedback on the Manaslu trek. So glad you all enjoyed the trip with Nawang and Ngima. I'll send along your praise to the team!

Paula

Upper Mustang Trek · Nepal - Apr 28 - May 12, 2019

Traveler: Paula S. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

I was attracted and wanted to travel to Nepal for a long time. Be very happy that I had chance to make it happened this year. This was my first time to Nepal. It's really a great experience of trekking in Upper Mustang. I felt very lucky to choose kimkim for trekking planning. Kimkim provided a professional plan based on our request and took care of me whole way. I 100% felt safe and satisfied during the whole journey. Our guide, Chhongba, and backer Ram are very good. We discussed and... read more

I was attracted and wanted to travel to Nepal for a long time. Be very happy that I had chance to make it happened this year. This was my first time to Nepal. It's really a great experience of trekking in Upper Mustang. I felt very lucky to choose kimkim for trekking planning. Kimkim provided a professional plan based on our request and took care of me whole way. I 100% felt safe and satisfied during the whole journey. Our guide, Chhongba, and backer Ram are very good. We discussed and decided next day trekking route every night. Chhongba always provided his professional advice and be flexible on our request. Also, Chhongba shared culture, food, animal, and so on to me during trekking that I know more and deeper about Nepal. I am appreciated of Chhongba and Ram's taking care during the trip. I definitely will visit Nepal again in the future. There are still a lot of beautiful places need to explore and visit. Hope we can see each other soon in the near future. Thank you.

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

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Annapurna Yoga & Luxury Trek - 11 Days · Nepal - May 9 - May 28, 2019

Traveler: Ariel M. - Local specialist: Bishal Tamang

I can whole heartededly recommend working with Bishal and with the guide Sanu. The choice to use an agency wasn't one I came easily to. Historically, I've always thought it was better to do everything on your own, but in this case I've learned I couldn't be more mistaken. I was extraordinarily busy leading up to the trip and the choice to work with Bishal to ensure all the details were arranged was great. Throughout the trip I realised how grateful I was that I could trust every thing was... read more

I can whole heartededly recommend working with Bishal and with the guide Sanu. The choice to use an agency wasn't one I came easily to. Historically, I've always thought it was better to do everything on your own, but in this case I've learned I couldn't be more mistaken. I was extraordinarily busy leading up to the trip and the choice to work with Bishal to ensure all the details were arranged was great. Throughout the trip I realised how grateful I was that I could trust every thing was in place. (And it always was thanks to Bishal and the team.) When I look back on the trip now and consider what it would have been like not to have a guide I realise how much how much of Nepal I would have missed. Sure, I would have seen the views, but I would not have gotten to know the culture as well as I did. I also appreciated the small touches - pretty sure we were one of the few folks to have fresh pommegranate at ABC! Thank you to all at Blue Sheep!

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Bishal Tamang, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your positive feedback😁. We were happy to organize your trip and it feels good that you had enjoyed alot. Hope to see you again.

Aubrilyn

Ghandruk Trek - 3-4 Days · Nepal - May 19 - May 24, 2019

Traveler: Aubrilyn R. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

My guide was Rishi and he did a really nice job of supporting me throughout the trek as I am not terribly athletic. It was a really lovely experience. The driver was very helpful and patient as well.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Aubrilyn,

Good to know that you really enjoyed your trek with our crew! We really appreciate your feedback.

Hope to see you again in the near future!

Thanks,
Kripa

Dax

Nepal Trek in Oct or Nov · Nepal - Apr 27 - May 14, 2019

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

Our Manaslu trek and the detailed planning and attention we received was wonderful! We work with an outstanding team, organized by Ngima, his sons Tashi and Lakpa, guided by Ang Gelu and pampered by the herculean effort of our porter Kunga.

From the planning perspective Ngima and his Sons were outstanding, making sure we were picked up from the airpot, shown where to rent & purchase trekking equipment and in my case taken to the airport twice when there was trouble with my flight.... read more

Our Manaslu trek and the detailed planning and attention we received was wonderful! We work with an outstanding team, organized by Ngima, his sons Tashi and Lakpa, guided by Ang Gelu and pampered by the herculean effort of our porter Kunga.

From the planning perspective Ngima and his Sons were outstanding, making sure we were picked up from the airpot, shown where to rent & purchase trekking equipment and in my case taken to the airport twice when there was trouble with my flight. Communications leading up to the trip were clear, prompt and informative.

For the trek itself Ang Gelu was attentive and patient with us and clearly showed his professionalism and experience. We always felt safe and well cared for. Gelu was also flexible when we decided we wanted to stay longer at higher altitude. Kunga constantly greeted us with a smile and carried our bags to our door. When we weren’t trekking, both of them made sure we were well fed, comfortable and always had hot tea when we wanted it.

The trek itself was fantastic. We were worried at the start since there was a day and a half section on a road under development (on which, the government forbids tourists transportation). That being said, once you’re past it, it’s pure bliss and awe. I’m hard pressed to pick a favorite section as the whole thing varies with each elevation specific layer of ecosystem. All I can say is I would absolutely recommend it. I already have many times!

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

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Cole

Anapurna circuit · Nepal - May 3 - May 20, 2019

Traveler: Cole F. - Local specialist: Reshma Khadka

My experience in Nepal was simply superb! I met a number of great people along the way including my trekking guides and porters as well as other local guides and and touring specialists.

The trek around the Manaslu circuit was simply breathtaking with incredible views and a moderate amount of physical exertion it was the best trekking experience I could have asked for.

Additionally my sight seeing tours in Kathmandu were fantastic and i managed to see an incredible 5 out of 7 UNESCO... read more

My experience in Nepal was simply superb! I met a number of great people along the way including my trekking guides and porters as well as other local guides and and touring specialists.

The trek around the Manaslu circuit was simply breathtaking with incredible views and a moderate amount of physical exertion it was the best trekking experience I could have asked for.

Additionally my sight seeing tours in Kathmandu were fantastic and i managed to see an incredible 5 out of 7 UNESCO world heritage sights within the Kathmandu valley.

In summary I would recommend a similar trip to anyone. Reshma my local specialist was a fantastic facilitator in organizing the whole experience for me and I would recommend her to anyone I know . All in all it was a great trip and I would definitely do it again!

Gunnar

Upper Mustang Trek · Nepal - Apr 28 - May 12, 2019

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

We had a fantastic time in Upper Mustang thanks to our guide Chhongba who did his very best to make sure we have a memorable experience. Especially the fact that we were able to alter travel plans half way through the trip has been much appreciated. We can without hesitation recommend the KimKim team to anyone who is looking for a well organised trip that is tailored to individual preferences.

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

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

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

Best wishes,
NMMT family

Tengboche & Helicopter Tour - 7 Days · Nepal - Apr 26 - May 5, 2019

Traveler: huberta m. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

We had a wonderful experience in Nepal. Seeing the Himalaya’s were magical. Nguma set up our trip. He gave us an awesome experience. Definitely a trip of a lifetime. Although trekking through the Himalayas is challenging Ngima set us up with an awesome guide and porter. Our guide’s name was Ngima also. He did a great job of guiding us through the mountains with no altitude sickness. He was super nice and tried to help us at every turn. During our trip there was a cyclone that hit India.... read more

We had a wonderful experience in Nepal. Seeing the Himalaya’s were magical. Nguma set up our trip. He gave us an awesome experience. Definitely a trip of a lifetime. Although trekking through the Himalayas is challenging Ngima set us up with an awesome guide and porter. Our guide’s name was Ngima also. He did a great job of guiding us through the mountains with no altitude sickness. He was super nice and tried to help us at every turn. During our trip there was a cyclone that hit India. Ngima made sure we were safe and made sure we got on our flight off the mountain. Our hotel in Katmandu was great and quiet. The people were so nice. Ngima set us up with a driver and a guide to show us the sites in Katmandu. As we exited the car at the airport, Ngima wrapped us both with white scarfs, for safe travel and good luck. He also bought us lunch at a really good restaurant. We really enjoyed ourselves and would highly recommend this company. It is perfect Thank you so much Ngima and company.

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Nepal's Classic Highlights - 9 Days · Nepal - Apr 15 - Apr 23, 2019

Traveler: Sean C. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We appreciate Amanda for her timely replies and great recommendations while working around our budget. She provided us with important tips such as the need for face mask due to dust and currency change opportunities. She made it a point to meet and greet us at the beginning of the tour and came to see us off at the end as well.

The entire trip was seamless. The guides and transport were on time. We especially appreciate that arrangements could be made for us to have the same guide and driver... read more

We appreciate Amanda for her timely replies and great recommendations while working around our budget. She provided us with important tips such as the need for face mask due to dust and currency change opportunities. She made it a point to meet and greet us at the beginning of the tour and came to see us off at the end as well.

The entire trip was seamless. The guides and transport were on time. We especially appreciate that arrangements could be made for us to have the same guide and driver wherever possible. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Mata Chan, Panauti and Kasara Resort, Chitwan National Park.

White water rafting at Trishuli was good for beginners to try out the activity. It was rather mild and although the water looked muddy, it was fun!

Maya Devi temple in Lumbini is indeed worth a visit but staying overnight was unnecessary. Half a day would suffice. If there was a flight out to Kathmandu in the evening after the visit, it would be better as we waited all day for our flight back to Kathmandu in the late afternoon of the following day. We could have covered 1 more town or activity in that 1 day. The visit to the pilgrimage site would be better in the early morning or later afternoon as it was really hot at mid day.

Overall a well organised trip. We felt safe and didn't have to worry about anything. Great job, kimkim!! Thank you!

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sean, I'm so happy that we were able to make your 'seamless' trip happen! Lovely to meet you both when you where here and hopefully we'll see you back here again :)

Cheers,
Amanda

Pikey Peak · Nepal - Apr 7 - Apr 15, 2019

Traveler: Patrick R. - Local specialist: Erin Green

This was Pikey (Peekay) Peak trek We enjoyed this trek and the trip. The trail overall was a bit more off the beaten track with fewer other trekkers hogging the showers, the stove and the views - which was what we wanted. First two days uphill were harder work and weather. But we were rewarded with perfect clear skys for the views from Pikey Peak 1 & 2 (do both) which were fabulous. Actually enjoyed the trail back down more than the up, which is unusual. May have been the weather. Check out... read more

This was Pikey (Peekay) Peak trek We enjoyed this trek and the trip. The trail overall was a bit more off the beaten track with fewer other trekkers hogging the showers, the stove and the views - which was what we wanted. First two days uphill were harder work and weather. But we were rewarded with perfect clear skys for the views from Pikey Peak 1 & 2 (do both) which were fabulous. Actually enjoyed the trail back down more than the up, which is unusual. May have been the weather. Check out the monastery at JunBesi - welcoming and worth the detour. Our guide Chepal was knowledgeable about the area, reliable and helpful. Likewise Erin in Kathmandu. Whole trip went off without a hitch. If doing again - try to fly in and out of Paphlu. Take an extra rest day at JunBesi perhaps. Spectacular airport and the alternative is a hr drive to or from Kathmandu. Also quite interesting but once is probably enough.

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Patrick,
So glad you enjoyed the remoteness of the trek. It's nice to have the trails to yourself, right? Junbesi is a pretty little spot, so glad you had some time to spend there and check out the monastery. We look forward to seeing you and Ilona here again!

Li-Ann

Khopra Trek Package · Nepal - Apr 18 - Apr 27, 2019

Traveler: Li-Ann O. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Mindu, bacenta and our porters were so helpful and lovely for our hike! We definitely would recommend using Kim Kim, Amanda and our guides in Nepal to other friends and family. Thanks again for helping organize this trip for us as we were all so time poor in the lead up. Big thanks to Amanda for always answering our questions quickly and seeing us pre and post hike! It was a nice touch that we all appreciated!

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Li-Ann, thanks for the 5 star review, it was so nice to meet all of you in Kathmandu, after all our planning in the lead up. I loved seeing your photos and videos after your trek!

Looking forward to seeing some of you back here in the future :)

Cheers,
Amanda

Exploring nature with both adventures and relaxing accomodations · Nepal - Apr 21 - May 4, 2019

Traveler: Jillian G. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

My husband and I were excited when we made the decision to travel to Nepal for a trek and to explore the country, however, were having difficulty in figuring out the logistics on our own. We were so fortunate to connect with Kripa through KimKim.

We highly recommend working with Kripa. During the planning process, she answered all of our questions in a timely manner and was friendly/professional/helpful. She gave us all of the information we could possibly need to prepare for our travels.... read more

My husband and I were excited when we made the decision to travel to Nepal for a trek and to explore the country, however, were having difficulty in figuring out the logistics on our own. We were so fortunate to connect with Kripa through KimKim.

We highly recommend working with Kripa. During the planning process, she answered all of our questions in a timely manner and was friendly/professional/helpful. She gave us all of the information we could possibly need to prepare for our travels. She helped us to plan the exact trip that we wanted, including time in Kathmandu and Pokhara, a four day/three night Trek and three nights in Chitwan National Park. When we got to Nepal, she met us upon arrival to introduce us to our guides. All of our guides and drivers were punctual, kind and professional. We had Tendu as our guide for our Trek, and he went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable and had everything we needed. His experience trekking was also very impressive. Kripa met us at the end of our stay in Nepal to check in on how everything went.

This was our first time using any type of travel company, and we found it to be extremely helpful. With all of the logistics taken care for us, we were able to focus on the experience of being in Nepal. We had a vacation that we will never forget and will hopefully be returning in the future for more trekking.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for taking out your time writing for a wonderful review, Jillian. It was a pleasure hosting your trip and good to know that you really have a great time with our guide Tendu.

I hope to see you again in Nepal in the coming days.

Best,
Kripa

Mati

Weeklong trip/trek in Nepal · Nepal - Mar 29 - Apr 6, 2019

Traveler: Mati T. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Amazing trip to Nepal: the Muldai + Poon Hill trek was an excellent choice for our group (3 adults + 4 children, ages 10-14): it offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range; a good balance between trekking difficulty to relax/chill-at-the-teahouse time; a variety of trail sceneries: sunny mountain crests with long vistas; lush river valleys; occasional patches of snow; small villages; tiny teahouses and spectacular views from Poon Hill (Muldai was cloudy, but worth the early wakeup and... read more

Amazing trip to Nepal: the Muldai + Poon Hill trek was an excellent choice for our group (3 adults + 4 children, ages 10-14): it offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna range; a good balance between trekking difficulty to relax/chill-at-the-teahouse time; a variety of trail sceneries: sunny mountain crests with long vistas; lush river valleys; occasional patches of snow; small villages; tiny teahouses and spectacular views from Poon Hill (Muldai was cloudy, but worth the early wakeup and hike nevertheless).
Amanda's insight and attention to detail as we were discussing itinerary were invaluable; she met us at our Katmandu hotel and introduced us to Rajesh Darhel, our guide: Rajesh’s combination of patience, knowledge, responsibility and flexibility worked perfectly for all of us; his assistant Rabin B.K. Ghandruk made a great connection with the children, and together they found the right pace for everybody.
…..and then, at the last day of our trek, as we were starting to make our way back to Pokhara to catch a flight; when a traffic jam for the ages blocked the roads; when all flights were being cancelled due to heavy fog, and it seemed like we were going to miss our flight home from Kathmandu - that’s when Rajesh, with the support of Amanda and the Himalayan-Trails office in Kathmandu really made the difference: they took care of everything: Yes - we got back to Kathmandu very late (or – very early the next day…) - but we knew all along everything is taken care of, so we could just lean back and enjoy the scenery.
Thanks Amanda, Rajesh, Robin; special thanks to Probin, Sachin, Santosh and Nirajan.

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mati and team,

Thanks so much for your thorough review, it's very much appreciated! You certainly had some adventure on your trip - thanks for taking it in your stride and enjoying it all!

All the best,
From Amanda (and the extended team who make the magic happen!)

George

Pikey Peak Trek: A Short Trek with Great Views of Everest - 9 Days · Nepal - Apr 18 - Apr 27, 2019

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

Our experience with kimkim was very professional. All the logistics were prefect in regards to response time, flexibility in customizing the itinerary and even helping us with a separate personal trip by changing local flights!
The trek we did was in Pikey Peak.. so not many people going there. Was very quite trek and beautiful. Although we could not see the mountain ranges for most of the trek due to weather. Our guide Mingmar was very accommodating and the porter Pasang Sherpa blew my mind... read more

Our experience with kimkim was very professional. All the logistics were prefect in regards to response time, flexibility in customizing the itinerary and even helping us with a separate personal trip by changing local flights!
The trek we did was in Pikey Peak.. so not many people going there. Was very quite trek and beautiful. Although we could not see the mountain ranges for most of the trek due to weather. Our guide Mingmar was very accommodating and the porter Pasang Sherpa blew my mind away carrying 30kg over the 6 days.
Kimkim might be a bit more expensive than other operators.. but worth it if you want peace of mind and professionalism.

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

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Phil

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Nepal's Classic Trek - 8 Days · Nepal - Apr 30 - May 7, 2019

Traveler: Phil B. - Local specialist: Pasang Sherpa

The entire trip was professionally run and well coordinated. Pasang was always available and extremely helpful. Lapka was great on the ground, our guide Pemba was brilliant and our young porter Pasang was really nice too. Really enjoyed the trek, Pemba was extremely knowledgeable and patient with us, particularly as we are in our late fifties and not as fit as we once were! The hotel manaslu was fine too, as were the tea houses - especially the food.

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Pasang Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Best wishes,
Pasang and NMMT family

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Apr 19 - Apr 29, 2019

Traveler: Will B. - Local specialist: Erin Green

I couldn't recommend kimkim enough to people planning for an adventurous trip away. The way in which Erin tailored the trip to my desires and ability made the planning process so easy, simple and quick given I started organising my trip at very short notice.

Our guide Sonam was absolutely exceptional and made our trip. She was always extremely professional, helpful and would always know how to make us smile in times of hardship. When I undoubtedly return to Nepal I hope I am paired with... read more

I couldn't recommend kimkim enough to people planning for an adventurous trip away. The way in which Erin tailored the trip to my desires and ability made the planning process so easy, simple and quick given I started organising my trip at very short notice.

Our guide Sonam was absolutely exceptional and made our trip. She was always extremely professional, helpful and would always know how to make us smile in times of hardship. When I undoubtedly return to Nepal I hope I am paired with Sonam again as she was not only our guide for our time trekking but a friend, which we laughed with and shared stories about our different lives. Pekma and Thilen, our porters were also incredibly kind hearted and helpful, bonding with our group and helping us achieve our goals. The route suggested by kimkim was breath taking and so unique, trekking through isolated valleys and untouched ancient towns tucked away on the Annapurna Conservation Area. With the combination of Sonam, Pekma and Thilen and the incredible route we took, it made this experience one of most unforgettable and enjoyable trips of my life.
Many Thanks!!

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Will!
Thanks so much for your feedback on your trip. I'm so glad we put this together for you- been a long time coming! Glad you and the group worked so well with Sonam- she's ace, right? And glad the rest of the team worked well, too.
Hope to see you back here for another adventure one day!

Jee

Manaslu Circuit · Nepal - Apr 20 - May 6, 2019

Traveler: Jee Y. - Local specialist: Erin Green

In my opinion Priscilla was different from the other guides because unlike others where they try to set an itinerary up the mountain, she keeps her options open by deciding based on my capabilities and is very attentive to my wellbeing and gives the impression that I can trust her. She also shared with me the local culture, way of life, and a wealth of knowledge on native plants. This effectively made my trip up in the mountains an enjoyable experience, not just a trek through the pass. She... read more

In my opinion Priscilla was different from the other guides because unlike others where they try to set an itinerary up the mountain, she keeps her options open by deciding based on my capabilities and is very attentive to my wellbeing and gives the impression that I can trust her. She also shared with me the local culture, way of life, and a wealth of knowledge on native plants. This effectively made my trip up in the mountains an enjoyable experience, not just a trek through the pass. She also has a positive attitude which makes her company highly enjoyable. I would highly recommend her as a guide.

I did encounter some issues with my porter; at times he has conflicting opinions to Priscilla and sometimes I'm not sure who I should listen to, as he says that he's usually a guide and only being a porter because he has time. I also had to say a few words to him about going through the content on my phone without my authorisation and using my phone to take photos of himself. However this stopped after I expressed my unease with him doing that.

It was overall an enjoyable experience, I will book with you again in the future if I come back to Nepal for another visit. Thanks heaps.

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jee,
So glad to hear you and Priscilla had a great trek together. You did the Manaslu Circuit, which is a long one, so great you had a good bond. I've shared your feedback with Priscilla and the rest of our team.

Sorry to hear about the issues with your porter. We'll address that. Hopefully this didn't dissuade you from enjoying too much of the experience.

Sounds like overall it was a great trek! Hope you can make it back here one of these days!

Andrew

Pikey Peak Trek · Nepal - Apr 23 - May 2, 2019

Traveler: Andrew J. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

We had a great experience from planning our trek with Kripa through to leaving Nepal after 10 unforgettable days. Our guide Tendu and porter Gulu were exceptional and passionate about trekking especially through their home region of Nepal. Great trek which was quiet and spectacular.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for sharing your amazing picture and your trek experience. It was a pleasure hosting your trip and good to know that you really have a great time with our guide Tendu.

I hope to see you again in Nepal in the coming days.

Best,
Kripa

Luxury Annapurna Panorama Trek · Nepal - Apr 22 - Apr 28, 2019

Traveler: Nancy M. - Local specialist: Reshma Khadka

My husband, daughter (18) and I have just returned from a week in Nepal, a trip organized by HIMALAYAN TRAILS (HT) - trekking in the Annapurna Valley, visiting Pokhara and Kathmandu. A long held dream has been fulfilled and exceeded by our well-conceived and finely executed trip. From our planner, Reshma, and our guide Rissi to our porters, drivers and the staff in our accommodations, the level of expertise and professionalism were outstanding. Reshma’s depth of experience and her... read more

My husband, daughter (18) and I have just returned from a week in Nepal, a trip organized by HIMALAYAN TRAILS (HT) - trekking in the Annapurna Valley, visiting Pokhara and Kathmandu. A long held dream has been fulfilled and exceeded by our well-conceived and finely executed trip. From our planner, Reshma, and our guide Rissi to our porters, drivers and the staff in our accommodations, the level of expertise and professionalism were outstanding. Reshma’s depth of experience and her responsiveness provided us with a stimulating itinerary – from the duration of our treks, to the quality of the lodges (mostly Downey and Ker). The organization was impeccable but most importantly our days were filled with beauty, joy, surprises and comfort. In organizing our adventure, Reshma quickly grasped the type of experience we sought and we, in turn trusted her to make the right decisions. Rissi has a ton of experience. He is kind and extremely responsible. Every lodge was in a spectacular setting with charm, comfort and healthy, delicious and filling meals. When we hit a challenge at the end of our trip, Reshma, Raj and others from HT went well beyond the call of duty. Our last day in Kathmandu began with a medical issue (nothing to do with the trip): our friends were on site immediately, found us excellent care and supported us throughout the day as we dealt with the aftermath. It is a pleasure to recommend HT. If you choose them, you will be richly rewarded.

Manaslu and Tsum valley trek · Nepal - Feb 27 - Mar 21, 2018

Traveler: martin c. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

Mads, his team and especially our guide and porter could not be faulted when it can to looking after us. A dream trip

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Apr 16 - Apr 28, 2019

Traveler: Jessica H. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Our trip to Phu Nar was incredible. Our guide Dawa and porter Malan were impressive. They worked so hard to ensure our safety and comfort every step of the way. At times our trek was very challenging and physically tough due to the track conditions. The level of difficultly was high but the scenery and cultural experience was exhilarating. Our interactions with village locals, drivers, tour guide and Erin our tour organizer was perfect. No complaints and highly recommend KimKim

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks so much for your feedback, Jessica! That was a challenging trek, so well done on you both for conquering it! So glad to hear that Dawa and Malan took good care of you, as well as the interaction with the rest of the people who helped put your trip together. Hope to see you back here one of these days!

Alvaro

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Apr 12 - Apr 21, 2019

Traveler: Alvaro P. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

This trip was an amazing experience owing to the excellent organisation provided by Sudarshan before the trip as well as along it. In addition, the Guide was extremely helpful and was always ready to help, as he knew everything about the trek itself and therefore gave us all the help that we needed. To sum up, it was an incredible trip due to the organisation and help provided beforehand as well as for the “best in class” guide that came with us. So we definitely look forward to our next trek with them.

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Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks a lot Alvaro for this excellent review. Glad to know you had a great trip and the logistics, as well as the guide, was perfect :-)

Nar Phu Trek · Nepal - Apr 18 - Apr 29, 2019

Traveler: Robert W. - Local specialist: Erin Green

The trip of a lifetime! The whole experience even managed to exceed my already high expectations. Our guide, Sonam, looked after us with exceptional care, attention and patience. She paced out our trek perfectly and made sure that we were always feeling well. What's more, her bubbly personality and positive attitude made her delightful to be around. She even stayed up late one night to make me a cake upon discovering that it was my birthday the following day. All in all she really made the... read more

The trip of a lifetime! The whole experience even managed to exceed my already high expectations. Our guide, Sonam, looked after us with exceptional care, attention and patience. She paced out our trek perfectly and made sure that we were always feeling well. What's more, her bubbly personality and positive attitude made her delightful to be around. She even stayed up late one night to make me a cake upon discovering that it was my birthday the following day. All in all she really made the difference to our trip. The porters were also great and funny and went well out of their way to ensure we always had what we needed.

The communication with Erin was great throughout the whole process and the trek she suggested was exactly what we were after. She organised a refund for my accommodation when my connecting flight was cancelled and was always on hand to answer our questions.

So overall a wonderful experience and very happy clients all round. Look no further for your trip to Nepal!

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Rob!
Thanks so much for your feedback. It was great to meet you all at the end of your trek to hear about Sonam and the rest of the trek. Sounds like it was fantastic, including the birthday surprise!
I hope to see you guys back here one of these days! Next time with your wives!
Cheers,
Erin

Nar Phu Trek · Nepal - Apr 18 - Apr 29, 2019

Traveler: Sam L. - Local specialist: Erin Green

The Trek
The Nar and Phu trek was incredible and we can’t recommend it enough. The vistas were utterly awesome and the variation between days was great. The towns were interesting and the monastery at Nar phedi was a highlight. It was rare to see other western hikers (perhaps one or two groups per day) which was exactly as we’d hoped. It was physically challenging but aside from a bit of a few altitude headaches and sore legs, we made it through without any problems. The accomodation was... read more

The Trek
The Nar and Phu trek was incredible and we can’t recommend it enough. The vistas were utterly awesome and the variation between days was great. The towns were interesting and the monastery at Nar phedi was a highlight. It was rare to see other western hikers (perhaps one or two groups per day) which was exactly as we’d hoped. It was physically challenging but aside from a bit of a few altitude headaches and sore legs, we made it through without any problems. The accomodation was simple but more than adequate and the food was what was expected (dhal bhat) with some other delicious surprises. I’m a big guy (6”5 and 220 lbs) and eat a lot so brought plenty of extra snacks as the volume of food in the distant regions could be a little on the smaller side.

The guiding team
Our guide, Sonam, was truly exceptional. She was bright, sweet, friendly and a very knowledgeable as well as being exceptionally well organised and caring for our group (making sure we didn’t ascend too fast etc). Our group cannot speak highly enough of her! Our porters Thilen and Peckma (apologies if I’ve misspelt their names) were very helpful and funny. The drivers through the treacherous route between Besishahar and Koto were also excellent.

Correspondence and KimKim
Erin was extremely helpful, timely and succinct with her correspondence before the trip and when we were on the ground. When a flight change altered our stay in Kathmandu she assisted us with a generous refund for accommodation.

All in all the trip was perfect. We will definitely use Himalaya Trails and KimKim again and try our hardest to work with Sonam (our exceptional guide) and the same porter team on our next trip.

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sam,
Thanks so much for your feedback here. I loved hearing about your time with Sonam when we met after the trip in Kathmandu. I'm so glad you guys had a great trek, enjoyed the remote location, and had a tight bond with your team of porters.

Let me know when you're ready to come back and I'll get the dream team back together!

Ziyad

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Apr 21 - Apr 24, 2019

Traveler: Ziyad H. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

From the beginning of contacting Kimkim till the end, we had an amazing trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Thank you to Chhewang for the preliminary interaction and for responding to all our queries in a timely and informative manner. We were lucky to have Rikzin Lama as our guide. He was helpful, knowledgable, professional and very easy going. Our porter Bharat was a great travel companion and helped us at every occasion he can. We are ever grateful to Rikzin and Bharat who have... read more

From the beginning of contacting Kimkim till the end, we had an amazing trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Thank you to Chhewang for the preliminary interaction and for responding to all our queries in a timely and informative manner. We were lucky to have Rikzin Lama as our guide. He was helpful, knowledgable, professional and very easy going. Our porter Bharat was a great travel companion and helped us at every occasion he can. We are ever grateful to Rikzin and Bharat who have made this trip such a memorable experience we will cherish for a very long time. I highly recommend them without any hesitation to anyone to wants to have a stress free trekking in Nepal.

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Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ziyad and Atif ,

Thanks so much for your review, and extremely glad that you had an amazing trekking experiences with our guide Rikzin and Bharat.

Hope you come to Nepal again ? May be for Everest !

Cheers !!!

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Apr 14 - Apr 23, 2019

Traveler: Chengwei L. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

We were really pleased with the service provided by Sangita! We decided to visit Nepal in a last minute fashion and did not have time to plan for our trip in details. We told Sangita our expectations and she put together a wonderful plan for us. It turns out to be exactly the experience we would like to have! It's an amazing 11 day in Nepal thanks to her. We highly recommend her service regardless of whether you have time to plan for your trip in details.

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Namaste to the lovely couple,

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It was absolutely our pleasure to organize your trip in our country Nepal. We look forward to seeing you back in our country someday :)

With Best Regards
Sangita

Sau Ling

Nepal in April: Travel Tips, Weather, and More · Nepal - Apr 18 - Apr 26, 2019

Traveler: Sau Ling H. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

1. The drivers (both arranged by KimKim as well as booked through the hotels on our free and easy leg) were responsible, professional and caring.
2. We are disappointed by the assigned guide even though we still tipped him on the understanding that guides rely on tips for bulk of their pay. The assigned guide for Bhakatpur and Namo Buddha on both days seem wanting to end his day early and was rushing us to complete the Bhakatpur city tour. On Namo Buddha, he initially suggested we hike down... read more

1. The drivers (both arranged by KimKim as well as booked through the hotels on our free and easy leg) were responsible, professional and caring.
2. We are disappointed by the assigned guide even though we still tipped him on the understanding that guides rely on tips for bulk of their pay. The assigned guide for Bhakatpur and Namo Buddha on both days seem wanting to end his day early and was rushing us to complete the Bhakatpur city tour. On Namo Buddha, he initially suggested we hike down the dirt road (road by car approaching Namo Buddha) and only told us of the other hike down from the Namo Buddha stupa after I insisted. This is despite my specific advice that I wanted a short hike incorporated which I know is quite scenic. We were left to hike on our own which we did not mind. Then after we met back at Namo Buddha in the hope to take part in the Tara chanting which was delayed that day - we had the impression that we were taking too much time when we insisted to wait from 3 pm to 4 pm at the monastery.

Compared with guides that we have come across in Bhutan, S Korea and Europe, the guide in Nepal do not appear as professional and give us the impression that it is always what is in it for me. We will not be keen to use further guide service in our future trips in Nepal so long we have maps as having a guide is as good as not having any.
3. On the hotels, the next time we will provide better clarity on our needs as the Patan hotel was quite eye opening and one that we are not used to nor feel safe. Besides the reviews by other travelers, it will be good to provide some details of the traditional homes that one can expect which is very different from a typical hotel.

The Best of Chitwan · Nepal - Apr 21 - Apr 25, 2019

Traveler: John P. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

It was spectacular. Both Barahi jungle lodge and Tiger Tops were excellent. The former was new with all of the amenities while the latter was quaint, rustic with a true feel of living in the jungle.
The guides at both were knowledgeable and informative. We saw all wildlife, except for tigers.
The time spent with the elephants was special.
Overall, I recommend this most highly.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for your wonderful review, John. I hope to see you again in the near future.

Best,
Kripa

Everest Base Camp and Gokyo Ri · Nepal - Apr 6 - Apr 21, 2019

Traveler: Ashley S. - Local specialist: Erin Green

We had a wonderful trip through KimKim/Himalayan Trails. We got great support from Erin locally, and we really enjoyed spending time with our guide, Tindu. Nepal is a beautiful place and we will always cherish our trip. Our journey went smoothly and we had absolutely no issues with the planning or booking process, plus everything was perfectly arranged during our time in Nepal.

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for your feedback, Ashley! Was great to see you before and after your trek, which you guys handled like champs. And great that you enjoyed time with Tindu. I hope you can make it back out to the Himalayas in the future!

Balthali Village Trek - 5 Days · Nepal - Apr 17 - Apr 24, 2019

Traveler: Vidit S. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

We did the 5-day Balthali trek with our guide, Ang Gelu Sherpa.
It was a throughly enjoyable experience! Our guide was very experienced (has done Everest summit twice!) and knowledgeable and took care of us, while also being friendly and happy to exchange stories and information about each others cultures/countries/previous treks.
We were able to meet the locals, eat decent Nepali and continental meal options 3 times a day and had adequate accommodation at the tea houses.
The accommodation on... read more

We did the 5-day Balthali trek with our guide, Ang Gelu Sherpa.
It was a throughly enjoyable experience! Our guide was very experienced (has done Everest summit twice!) and knowledgeable and took care of us, while also being friendly and happy to exchange stories and information about each others cultures/countries/previous treks.
We were able to meet the locals, eat decent Nepali and continental meal options 3 times a day and had adequate accommodation at the tea houses.
The accommodation on the first night in Nagarkot was particularly nice.

We also enjoyed the cultural tour of Kathmandu with our guide Surendra, He showed us around Darbar square and Patan among other places and told us the interesting historical background of each site!

Finally, our trip coordinator (Tashi), was great. He picked us up from the airport and checked in regularly to make sure we were enjoying things. He also provided a lift back to the airport and gave us his blessings at the end of the trip which was nice!

From my experience, I would highly recommend this company!

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Alex

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Apr 12 - Apr 21, 2019

Traveler: Alex P. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end! Top guide, incredible attention, 0 issues!

Overall, one of the top experiences you can have,

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Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alex. Thanks, was great organizing your trip and hoping to meet again :-)

francis

Father/son active trip · Nepal - Apr 2 - Apr 10, 2019

Traveler: francis s. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima and his team were very quick to respond and helpful with all our questions, and adapt the trip as circumstances changed, overall we had a great trip.

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

Hi Francis,

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Trekking for All Ages and Abilities · Nepal - Apr 3 - Apr 17, 2019

Traveler: Elizabeth K. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

From start to finish, dealing with Kripa was easy. We wanted a holiday suitable for a family of four (kids age 7 & 11), to include sightseeing, trekking & safari. Kripa took all of our needs into account & tailor-made our holiday, happily adding or removing options as requested. It was completely stress free & when a couple of things went wrong with flight delays & cancellations she moved quickly to adapt our travelling needs.
The hotels booked for us were exactly suited to our needs.
The... read more

From start to finish, dealing with Kripa was easy. We wanted a holiday suitable for a family of four (kids age 7 & 11), to include sightseeing, trekking & safari. Kripa took all of our needs into account & tailor-made our holiday, happily adding or removing options as requested. It was completely stress free & when a couple of things went wrong with flight delays & cancellations she moved quickly to adapt our travelling needs.
The hotels booked for us were exactly suited to our needs.
The Poon Hill trek was the highlight, & although it wasn't always easy with the extra needs of kids, Pemba, our guide & our porters were there to organise & support us.
The 2 days sightseeing in Kathmandu were perfect, and again our guide was superb, engaging with the children & making sure they were enjoying themselves.
The homestay in Chitwan was fabulous too & well worth experiencing. The only complaint there was the heat after being in the cooler mountains!!
All in all it was an amazing experience, professionally organised & all our concerns were taken care of. It made such a difference knowing that everything was taken care of & that we could ask any question, however trivial at any time. We would definitely use KimKim in the future & who knows, maybe even return to do some more trekking in Nepal. Thank you, Kripa & all your associates.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Liz, thank you for taking the time out for writing a wonderful review about your trip. It was a pleasure meeting your family. Regarding your complaint, Chitwan is quite hot compared to Kathmandu & Pokhara and every place doesn't have the same temperature as it varies from place to place so there's nothing I can do regarding this one. But still good to know that you had an amazing experience traveling to Nepal with us.

Looking forward to seeing your whole family again!

Thanks,
Kripa

Ghandruk Trek · Nepal - Apr 15 - Apr 18, 2019

Traveler: Deborah C. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Amazing trip. The guide and porter were so friendly and helpful- and just great fun. The Annapurna trek was tiring but worth every step up and down -there were a lot of ups and downs. The tea houses were an amazing experience but you have to go with the flow. Local people all very friendly and helpful. The mountain views were spectacular.

Special thanks to Erin at Kimkim for all the help and assistance organising everything for us and being onhand when we needed them.

Steve & Deb

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Steve & Deb!
So glad you had a great trip. There are a lot of ups and downs in the Himalayas, that's right! Well done for getting through the tough parts. I'll share your feedback about your guide and porter with the team! Hope to see you again here!

Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Apr 9 - Apr 15, 2019

Traveler: Jessica A. - Local specialist: Bishal Tamang

We found the trip really well organised and the KimKim team very helpful and adaptable if we needed something changing. The scenery was stunning and the accommodation was always comfortable. We received full board throughout and this was always of a great standard. Our guide was knowledgeable and ensured our safety throughout the trip, however we did encounter language barriers when we needed to know certain things, and found that he wasn’t always giving us local knowledge when other guides... read more

We found the trip really well organised and the KimKim team very helpful and adaptable if we needed something changing. The scenery was stunning and the accommodation was always comfortable. We received full board throughout and this was always of a great standard. Our guide was knowledgeable and ensured our safety throughout the trip, however we did encounter language barriers when we needed to know certain things, and found that he wasn’t always giving us local knowledge when other guides were doing this. He seemed quite shy however he did ensure that we had a very successful trip. Our porter was also excellent and made the trip much more manageable. Thanks for an unforgettable experience!

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Bishal Tamang, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for your positive feedback. It's been a pleasure to organize your trip in Nepal and hope to see you again in Nepal.

Everest Base Camp trek · Nepal - Mar 2 - Mar 16, 2019

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

Ngima and his team are great. They were really responsive and helped out with whatever we had questions/issues with. I already recommended them to friends to book their hike in the Himalaya at Nigma’s agency. Thank you for all your help. We will see you again.

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

Hi Sebastian,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for the recommendation. Glad to hear that you had a great time during your stay in Nepal and you are happy with the services provided by our staff. I will look forward to welcoming you again in the near future for your next trip to Nepal.

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family

Georgia

Natural sights from Kathmandu · Nepal - Mar 22 - Mar 28, 2019

Traveler: Georgia W. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Bipin was an absolute gem. We loved him so much!

However, we were charged extra for a boat ride at Tiger Tops, which the people there initially said was included. They made it seem like it was KimKim's fault for not including the additional boat ride. Regardless of whose fault it was, we ended up paying $60, after initially being told it was included and taking the ride. This was the most outstanding instance of a few in which it felt like KimKim representatives could have better... read more

Bipin was an absolute gem. We loved him so much!

However, we were charged extra for a boat ride at Tiger Tops, which the people there initially said was included. They made it seem like it was KimKim's fault for not including the additional boat ride. Regardless of whose fault it was, we ended up paying $60, after initially being told it was included and taking the ride. This was the most outstanding instance of a few in which it felt like KimKim representatives could have better communicated with the places where we stayed. For another example, even though our itinerary said we'd be hiking in Nagarkot, we had to specifically ask for a hike from Bipin because he said it wasn't originally included.

The itinerary also was very vague. Maybe a more detailed itinerary cold help with these problems, and it would definitely help on our end in terms of knowing exactly what we'd paid for and what the days will look like.

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Georgia,
So glad you loved your time with Bipen!
Sorry to hear about the extra charges. I would have been happy to have a discussion and get to the bottom of them while you were in the country. We always have a team in Kathmandu ready to speak to our guests and help to smooth things out if necessary.
I thought we thoroughly went over your itinerary at our initial group briefing, and in the info we passed back and forth during the booking process. Apologies if that was unclear.
Hope you went on to enjoy your further trek from Pokhara!

Sarah

Adventure and Sightseeing · Nepal - Mar 30 - Apr 5, 2019

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

What a great experience! Ngima was extremely helpful during the booking process and accommodated all our needs. The trip was extremely well planned and we left Nepal with the certainty we will visit again this wonderful country.

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

Hi Sarah,
Thank you so much for taking out some time to write a review and sharing your experience with us. Glad to hear that you had a wonderful time during your stay in Nepal. I will definitely look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Best regards,
Ngima

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Manaslu Trek March 2019 · Nepal - Mar 22 - Apr 8, 2019

Traveler: maartensulzer@gmail.com s. - Local specialist: Erin Green

The match with the local organisation was excellent. The local organisation turned out to be very flexible.
A porter who turned ill was quickly replaced and there was a great anticipation on changing wheather conditions.
Our guide was really amazing in her organisation and motivation on the group, the clients as well as the porters.
Great work!

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Maarten,
Thanks so much for your feedback. I know you were all very impressed with your porters, guide and team. I'm really happy to hear that. The trek wasn't easy, and yes, the weather was a challenge. Well done to you and your group. We hope you can make it out here again to try another awesome trek!

Ghandruk Trek - 6 Days · Nepal - Apr 1 - Apr 6, 2019

Traveler: Linda A. - Local specialist: Erin Green

We had a truly memorable experience in Nepal. The services rendered from the start was prompt and impeccable. Thank you everyone especially Naresh, Kunga and Erin!

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Linda, thanks so much for your feedback. Great to hear you enjoyed your trip here and our service!
Hope to see you again!

David

Group departure - Three Passes Trek: Ultimate Trek in the Everest Region - 22 Days · Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 29, 2019

Traveler: David L. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

Tough, upexpected weather overall. Guide was great and knowledgeable, and accommodating. Had a good memorable trip as such.

Mindy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Shaun

Nepal 7-10 days Kathmandu Valley-Pokhara (add India 2-3 days) · Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2019

Traveler: Shaun S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best Regards
Kunchok

Wesley

Nepal's Golden Triangle: Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Chitwan - 12 Days · Nepal - Mar 12 - Mar 27, 2019

Traveler: Wesley K. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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