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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.

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!

Iris

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

Traveler: Iris D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

Traveler: Donald W. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Tashi Delek !

Kunchok

Terrence

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

Traveler: Terrence Y. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Terrence,

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

Best,
Kripa

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

Traveler: Bernard D. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Take care!

Kunchok

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

Traveler: Janet B. - Local specialist: Prajwol Shrestha

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

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

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

Traveler: Joseph M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

All the best,
Amanda

Nick

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

Traveler: Nick S. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

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

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Mr. Nick,

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

Best Regards
Sangita

Andy

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

Traveler: Andy M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

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

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

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Andy,

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

Cheers,
Amanda

Rok

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

Traveler: Rok M. - Local specialist: Sudarshan Shrestha

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

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Sudarshan Shrestha, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Nikola

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

Traveler: Nikola N. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

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

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Nikola,

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

Hi Nikola,

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

We hope to see you back in Nepal someday :)

Best regards,
Sangita

Lokman

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,
Ngima

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek: group departures - 15 days, Nepal - Apr 15 - Apr 30, 2019

Traveler: Melvin D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Neil

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek: group departures - 15 days, Nepal - Apr 15 - Apr 30, 2019

Traveler: Neil N. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Melvin

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

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

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

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

Highly recommended when planning a trip to Nepal!

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima and NMMT family

Lisa

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

Traveler: Lisa M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

We'd love to have you back again!

Cheers,
Amanda

Katarina

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

Traveler: Katarina W. - Local specialist: Tashi Sherpa

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

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

Once we... read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tashi Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best Regards,
Tashi and NMMT Family.

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

Traveler: Michael D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Peter

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

Traveler: Peter H. - Local specialist: Pasang Sherpa

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

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Pasang Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best regards,
NMMT family.

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

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

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

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

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

Best regards,
Ngima and NMMT family,

Floyd

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

Traveler: Floyd D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Anthony

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

Traveler: Anthony D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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

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Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

Traveler: Kathie s. - Local specialist: Sangita Bajracharya

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

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Sangita Bajracharya, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Kathie and Lorraine,

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

With best regards from Nepal
Sangita and HNB Team

John

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

Traveler: John A. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

Highly highly recommend it.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Best,
Kripa

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

Traveler: Amy S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Kenneth

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

Traveler: Kenneth L. - Local specialist: Pasang Sherpa

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

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

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Pasang Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kenneth,

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

Best regards,
NMMT family.

Alan

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

Traveler: Alan W. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

All the best,
Amanda

Natalie

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

Traveler: Natalie F. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

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

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best,
Kripa

Emma

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

Traveler: Emma R. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Traveler: Patrice S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

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

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Cheers
Kunchok

Antony

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

Traveler: Antony B. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

Cheers
Kunchok

Heneu

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

Traveler: Heneu T. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

Wonderful experience. Unique memories.

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Amanda :)

Subha

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

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

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

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

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

Best wishes,
Ngima

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

Traveler: Helge H. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

All the best,
Amanda