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Kripa Sunuwar

Born and raised in the Himalayas. I am the native citizen of this beautiful country, Nepal. Traveling has always been my passion as there is so much to learn about the indigenous history and culture of the destinations.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize in creating unique experiences and tailor-made itineraries for guests to Nepal, providing them with in-depth knowledge of the country."

How did you get involved in travel?

""Travel is a never-ending journey " my passion for this field started at an early age when my mother and I traveled to Darjeeling, India. I was too young to understand the meaning of travel but that was the early stage for me to know how traveling feels like."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"There are a lot of memories but one of the most mesmerizing memories that I have is the views of the Himalayas. Back in 2010, I did a short Annapurna circuit trek and I was astonished by the breathtaking view of Annapurna range. The mountains glowed like it was gold plated when the sun hit its rays every morning."

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Solo Trips in Nepal
Solo Trips in Nepal

Planning to visit Nepal by yourself? You may be flying solo, but you won't be alone—Nepal is a popular destination for solo travelers, and great options are available whether you want to join a small group tour or hire a private guide. Before planning your adventure, read on to learn what to expect when booking a guided solo trip to Nepal through kimkim.

Namo Buddha Monastery with the captivating Himalaya in the background
Balthali Village Trek - 7 Days

This Balthali Village Trek features multi-day trekking with an overnight in Balthali. Begin your trip by driving a short distance from Nepal's capital to the edge of the Kathmandu Valley rim, passing through quiet farming villages and lush forests. You will experience local customs, discover ancient temples and historic villages, and enjoy the snow-capped Himalaya as a backdrop to your adventures.

Local villages in the lower Annapurna foothills
Annapurna Panorama Luxury Trek - 6 Days

Combine adventure with comfort in this well-rounded Himalayan experience. Start your trip in Kathmandu and fly to Pokhara where you will have an extra night to explore the lakeside region before making your way to Astam. Spend three days hiking moderate to steep ascents, sharing routes with shepherds, donkey trains, and farmers. Marvel at the incredible Annapurna mountain range and enjoy relaxing evenings in luxury lodgings.

Recent trip reviews for Kripa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Traveler: Louisa J. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best Regards,
Kripa

Alasdair

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

Traveler: Alasdair S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alasdair,

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

Thanks,
Kripa

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

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

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

I look forward to seeing you in the coming days!

Thanks,
Kripa

matthew

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

Traveler: matthew h. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

Namaste!

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Warm regards,
Kripa

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

Traveler: Greville H. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best,
Kripa

Peter

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

Traveler: Peter S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Regards,
Kripa

Karen

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

Traveler: Karen W. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Karen,

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

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

Best Regards,
Kripa

Daniel

Return to langtang - 8 days, Nepal - May 26 - Jun 1, 2018

Traveler: Daniel F. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

The planning was very helpful and my guide, Ngawang Sherpa, was great. However I feel slightly deceived. My trip cost over $100USD per day, and I was assured that it would be just as expensive to do it on my own. However, I looked at prices while trekking and it would have cost me around $25 a day including my permits and transportation.
The trek was beautiful though and the experience was so memorable. I would definitely suggest to someone trekking in Annapurna to do it without a guide however, because you could save so much money.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Daniel, we're so glad you had a good experience planning your trek with us, and that you had a beautiful trip with your guide, Ngawang. He has been working with us for several years, just like many of our porters and guides. We are sorry you feel you were given incorrect information by us. We try to manage our traveler's expectations as much as possible. There are many ways of traveling and trekking in Nepal, so perhaps an organized trek wasn't what you needed.

We always send guides to... read more

Hi Daniel, we're so glad you had a good experience planning your trek with us, and that you had a beautiful trip with your guide, Ngawang. He has been working with us for several years, just like many of our porters and guides. We are sorry you feel you were given incorrect information by us. We try to manage our traveler's expectations as much as possible. There are many ways of traveling and trekking in Nepal, so perhaps an organized trek wasn't what you needed.

We always send guides to our travelers for ease and safety. Logistics can be tricky in Nepal, so that's why we have such knowledgeable and seasoned guides, along with our diligent office staff in Kathmandu. We work hard to make sure you have a brilliant experience. I hope this clarifies things to you.

Once again thank you for traveling with us!

Thanks,
Kripa

Vidushi

Balthali village trek via namo buddha and panauti, Nepal - Apr 30 - May 5, 2018

Traveler: Vidushi G. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

our guides - Dawar & Naresh - were so kind and helpful. We loved that they joined us in the evenings before/after dinner, it felt really personal the whole time, they were our local friends telling us so much about the culture, region and country. They did a fantastic job and are a credit to the team.

Most memorable place was Namobhuddha - the tranquility of the resort made us book an extra spontaneous night, it was a beautiful place! The monastery had us mesmerised and we've since learnt... read more

our guides - Dawar & Naresh - were so kind and helpful. We loved that they joined us in the evenings before/after dinner, it felt really personal the whole time, they were our local friends telling us so much about the culture, region and country. They did a fantastic job and are a credit to the team.

Most memorable place was Namobhuddha - the tranquility of the resort made us book an extra spontaneous night, it was a beautiful place! The monastery had us mesmerised and we've since learnt a lot more about Bhuddism. The only tip I have for future treks is to have one rest day in Namobhuddha so you can fully enjoy the resort as well.

Bhaktapur took us by surprise entirely - we weren't expecting such an ancient, artistic town on the outskirts of Khatmandu! Pratiksha is a very warm, smiley, amicable person with huge amounts of knowledge on the place. We really respect her passion and devotion to her country and religion and thoroughly enjoyed our city tours with her.

Kelly

Balthali village trek via namo buddha and panauti, Nepal - Apr 6 - Apr 12, 2018

Traveler: Kelly W. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Overall the planning process was smooth - Kripa was responsive and addressed my questions. My guide, Rishi was great! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to trek with.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the route (Balthali Village Trek) designed by kimkim. Based on the descriptions on the site (and research I did online), I was under the impression I would be trekking between quiet hillside villages, off the beaten path, near mountains. This was not the case. While Rishi... read more

Overall the planning process was smooth - Kripa was responsive and addressed my questions. My guide, Rishi was great! He was knowledgeable, friendly, and a pleasure to trek with.

Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the route (Balthali Village Trek) designed by kimkim. Based on the descriptions on the site (and research I did online), I was under the impression I would be trekking between quiet hillside villages, off the beaten path, near mountains. This was not the case. While Rishi made every effort to take alternative routes that took us off main roads, most of the trek was in earshot of bus and truck horns, loud music, and general city life. I wish kimkim had been upfront about the type of trek this was and had more accurate descriptions of where I would be trekking (ie, between cities, on roads). I would not recommend this trek to anyone interested in a peaceful trek through the mountains or countryside.

In addition, while I walk fast, I thought the trekking time estimates were really off. One day, the trekking time was listed as 5 hours, but I completed the distance in 2.5. Adding distance to the descriptions would be helpful.

Jon

Trekking with your family in nepal, Nepal - Apr 9 - Apr 14, 2018

Traveler: Jon C. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

My family and I had a great time on the Panchese trek. Kripa was able to adjust our trip to ad 1 more day. This made it easier for the 2 kids ( 3 and 6). The first two days were a little long for the 6 year old but she made it and did an excellent job. Chhepaul was and outstanding guide who showed patience and bonded with the kids. He was able to customize a basket to carry the 3 year old. The porter ( Mime? ) was awesome with the kids especially the 3 year old. There was a language barrier but I thing they both enjoyed each other’s company
Thanks 🙏

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jon,
Thank you so much for your review. Happy to know that both of your kids are really strong that they completed the trek without having any problem. It was a pleasure to host a trip for you and your family.
Hope to see you again in coming days!
Thanks, Kripa

Balthali village trek via namo buddha and panauti, Nepal - Mar 24 - Apr 5, 2018

Traveler: LeaAnn F. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

The 8 days we spent with Tendu were very memorable. He was very knowledgeable with the areas that we were trekking. He was very personable, professional and his sense of humour kept us motivated when we needed motivation. He was very attentive to our needs at the various tea houses. Lapka and Kazi were a delight to have along on the trek. I would highly recommend Tendu as a guide to anyone coming to Nepal.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi LeaAnn, thanks for your wonderful review of our guide Tendu. Gald to know that you really enjoyed the company of Tendu throughout your travel period. I will be sure to pass your appreciation to him and his team.

Kelsey

Muldai poon hill trek 4 days , Nepal - Mar 1 - Mar 4, 2018

Traveler: Kelsey C. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Kripa was great at helping me plan everything! She made sure I was completely ready before my trip. My trek was amazing and definitely my highlight of Nepal. My guide was really helpful and kind to carry my bags with me, but I wished it was more interactive. He did not talk to me very much. However, my overall experience was wonderful.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kelsey,
Thanks for your kind words. It was our pleasure to host your trip. I look forward hosting your trip in coming days.
Thanks for travelling with us!
Regards, Kripa

Karen

Nepal culture tour , Nepal - Feb 13 - Feb 19, 2018

Traveler: Karen W. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

Review for Nepal trip from13th February - 19th February
This was my first short trip to Nepal.
On the first day that I touched Nepal, my tour planner Kripa, Jeevan, driver Narayan, welcome me at the airport, Jeevan such a meticulous person, he quickly open a bottle of mineral water and pass it to me. Arrangement to meet Amanda, my tour guide Pratikshya, make me feel warm welcome to visit Nepal.

1st & 2nd day, stayed at The Inn Patan, an old traditional brick and timber Newari house... read more

Review for Nepal trip from13th February - 19th February
This was my first short trip to Nepal.
On the first day that I touched Nepal, my tour planner Kripa, Jeevan, driver Narayan, welcome me at the airport, Jeevan such a meticulous person, he quickly open a bottle of mineral water and pass it to me. Arrangement to meet Amanda, my tour guide Pratikshya, make me feel warm welcome to visit Nepal.

1st & 2nd day, stayed at The Inn Patan, an old traditional brick and timber Newari house transformed into a beautiful heritage hotel and interesting olden way to lock the door of the room. If it was not in winter time, it should be a very comfortable lying on the floor mat. Besides the building attracted me wanted to come back to stay in this hotel again was the service provided by the waiter here, his name Sam and also the great food provided by the chef.

One thing must try in Patan here was the mountain flight and I was quite lucky to be able to take the flight and view the long waited, charming Mt Everest and panoramic view of the Himalayas.
I like greenery and mountains, though can't stay near to Mt Everest but thank you for the arrangement to Astam, Annapurna Eco Village, it was a very beautiful place eventhough has to go thru a very bumpy road but worth for it. Along the way, you can see the magnificent views of Annapurna Range and Fishtail (Machhapuchhere). I like the warm, authentic and hospitality, I like the feeling of whole family involvement in preparing the food, sharing the joy, singing & dancing which left me a memorable experience. Hope can stay longer and try the yoga and meditation in future visit.

I think it is not an good idea to leave Astam at noon, because have to miss the delicious lunch and upon reaching Pokhara after the normal lunch time.... Self exploration of the Lakeside town also not suitable for person like me whom don't like the heat and dust under the sunny afternoon.
Back from Pokhara to Kathmandu, meet another driver, Arjun. He was quiet but with wonderful smile. You will feel safe with his skillful driving along up to hilltop. Another place that I love - Namobuddha, Pratikshya arranged to have short walk and climb some staircases was a great way to explore Namobuddha, if the sky is clear, I can imagine the great view from the top however Nepal wanted me to go back therefore still left some mystery (foggy weather).

Besides scenery and rich culture, Kathmandu also has nice local food and snack waiting to explore, thanks Pratiksya recommendation. That I have chance to meet the member of Vespa Valley. Caring and friendly, Niraj, he brought me to taste the nice local Lasi, "laughing", meat momo, Newari food, samosa......the one that I love most -> Lasi, Bara?. Hope can try more and explore some other places by scooter ride.

Last, I would like to thank Kripa who planned the trip for me though I gave her a short notice for solo lady traveler like me, warm and caring call during flight delay at Pokhara and arrangement for hotel extension on my last day in Nepal because of late flight. Besides Kripa, someone whom I will not forget Jeevan, thank you for coming to say good bye.
Hope to see you guys in future visit.

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Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Karen,
Thank you for sharing your story about your trip to Nepal. Good to know that you had a great time in here. It was really nice to meet you and was an honor to host your trip. I will be sure to pass your appreciation to all of our team members.

Hope to see you soon in Nepal again. :)

Warm Regards,
Kripa