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Kunchok Nima

Born in the Himalaya & in Buddhist family, I was taught from very small age to treat our guests and people with great respect and help them with whatever or however we can. Having managerial skill and love for outer activities, I was lucky to make it to tourism world after my graduation. Since then it has always been about me traveling or arranging travel holiday for others.

Personally for me, traveling doesn’t have to be luxuries. I love my weekend and vacation to be very smooth and full of attachment to the culture and people of respective destination because there are various things one cannot find in internet.
Nepal, being blessed with rich culture, landscape& favorable weather condition, there is never an off season for making your trip here. Additionally we provide you a great opportunity to get involved in various cultures, history and lifestyles of Nepalese. We, taking great part in sustainable tourism, all our trips involves local people from respective places, offering one to experience Nepal in best possible way.

Considering your needs and wants, we can customize any types of treks and tours making assured that it’s your dream trip and wanting you to come back for more.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Talking about specialties, other than customized treks all around the Himalayas, especially the Annapurna part , I am “The Expert ” in exploring the central part of Kathmandu combined with Rafting, Jungle Safari in South-West and of course a short trek in the west of Nepal ! Best way to discover Nepal in short period of time without having to climb high mountains! Especially family holiday trips and culture tours !
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How did you get involved in travel?

"Before I was in travel business , I used to work as manager in hotel. Sometimes I have to work 24*7 for months. With so much stress from work, I used take short trip or holiday after every 4-5 months. That’s how I learnt about the importance of traveling. Since then I have been taking trips to different places and arranging others for the same. I strongly believe that “Travel is the best investment you can make for yourself “"

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Traveling has always been great part of my life. Being workaholic by nature, I was always in need for holiday. I was fortunate to travel to few of countries and experience their unique culture and places. I also got opportunity to visit many of unique places around The Great Himalayas. Among all I would highlight my unplanned trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) the best and most unique. Me along with one of my American friend and my cousin, made an unplanned trip to ABC. We got permits, guides and equipments all sorted in matter of 6-7 hours and next day we were all ready for trip. The fact that it was so unique was that everyone had great understanding and was our first trek ever beside the guide. Sometimes we walked 10 hours a day while sometimes just 2 hours! As we reached the destination I had the best feeling ever. That feeling of accomplishment. Priceless. That’s how I felt in love with mountains and that was 10 years ago! "

Featured trips & expertise

Nepal's Langtang Valley, near the border of Tibet
Langtang Trek - 14 Days

This scenic, guided trek through the Langtang Valley is within easy reach of Kathmandu and supports villagers rebuilding their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Climb through oak and rhododendron forests to high alpine meadows and Kyangjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. Take an optional hike to the top of Kyangjin Ri for 360-degree views of the Langtang Himal mountain range before you retrace your route and return to the Kathmandu area for one last trekking overnight.

Role of Your Local Guide in Nepal

Traveling with a great guide is important in Nepal—particularly at high altitude. Read on for more information about the benefits of hiring local, learn what to expect, and meet some of the country's top trekking and tour guides.

Phoksundo Lake in  Dolpo District
Phoksundo Lake Trek – 10 Days

Discover Nepal's majestic region of Dolpo. This remote area, made famous by Peter Matthiessen’s book 'The Snow Leopard,' has only been open to trekkers since 1989. Its most alluring attraction, Phoksundo Lake, is sacred to Buddhists and followers of the Bonpo religion. This relatively easy trek involves no high passes, and winds through Himalayan forests and traditional Tibetan villages.

Kiang roam in Limi Valley  (Pic by:Tashi R. Ghale)
Limi Valley Trek - 20 Days

Hidden deep within the Himalaya is Humla: the highest, most northern and remote district of Nepal. Humla is culturally diverse, occupied in the northern highlands by Bhotias, and in the southern valleys and riverbeds by the Khasas (Hindus). You will experience these rich and varied cultures as you trek over 16,000 ft passes, through remote villages, and explore ancient monasteries in the vivid Limi Valley.

Recent trip reviews for Kunchok

Shawn

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

Traveler: Shawn C. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,

Shawn W. Crispin

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers
Kunchok

Phil

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

Traveler: Phil T. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Had a great time.
Beautiful country & beautiful people.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

I look forward welcoming you back in near future.

Regards
Kunchok

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

Traveler: Kelsey R. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

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

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kelsey and Mathew
Greetings

Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Kimkim community.

I have gladly noted your warm compliments towards our staffs and service . Your comments towards our team members are certainly going to make them excited and will motivate them to do more on their areas of clients service experiences.

We thank you once again for choosing Responsible Treks and Kimkim on your recent trip to Nepal and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Regards
Kunchok

Poonhill trek 5 days with my daughter, Nepal - Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2018

Traveler: Christian S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Great support from your Team, from start of the planning process until the end of the trip.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hello Mr. Christian
Thank you on behalf of both kimkim and Responsible Treks for sharing your experience at us. I really appreciate you taking time to note down this wonderful feedback. I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed the trip from start to the end. It was indeed pleasure hosting you , your daughter and her friends to this wonderful trek.
I look forward welcoming you again to Nepal soooon !
Until then take care :D
#VisitNepal2020

Cheers
Kunchok

Ghadruk trek, Nepal - Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2018

Traveler: Travis R. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

I cannot say enough about how professional, efficient, personable, and thorough the team at Responsible Treks was.
I consider myself a low-maintenance traveler, so I was not used to having such a highly attentive team. But I’m grateful for it. They took care of every detail, leaving my focus only on soaking in the scenery, history, culture, and terrain of one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
Kunchok guided me through selecting a trek and preparing for it. He was responsive to every... read more

I cannot say enough about how professional, efficient, personable, and thorough the team at Responsible Treks was.
I consider myself a low-maintenance traveler, so I was not used to having such a highly attentive team. But I’m grateful for it. They took care of every detail, leaving my focus only on soaking in the scenery, history, culture, and terrain of one of the most beautiful countries on earth.
Kunchok guided me through selecting a trek and preparing for it. He was responsive to every question and upfront with all the details we would need to know. He met us as we arrived at our hotel and ensured that we were briefed in person on the timeline and the details of the trek.
I had selected the short Dhampus Trek with my brother. Our guide in the mountains was Dawa. He was phenomenal—entirely professional and highly knowledgeable. And we felt as though he were a close friend by the end of the trek. He helped us navigate cultural nuances as well as fully explained all stretches of the trek to us. He left both of us wanting to return and trek again with him one day.
Rajive was our guide for a day in Kathmandu, and we were left feeling like we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. He asked us about our timeline and our interests, and then he made tailored suggestions to us that allowed us to see both the major Kathmandu sites as well as some off-the-beaten-path sites that allowed us to feel as though we’d been given a private view into the true vibe of that culturally rich city.
At an incredibly reasonable price, Responsible Treks seamlessly took us from A to Z along our trip, and left us feeling beyond satisfied. I highly recommend this team.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Travis
Greetings !

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your travel experience to Nepal. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the service of our team and appreciate your comments about all our staffs. I have also carefully read your positive comments about every details of the trip starting from your first day to last.
I am delighted that weatheralso did favored you , especially this time of year.

Thank you for choosing responsible treks as your travel (... read more

Dear Travis
Greetings !

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your travel experience to Nepal. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the service of our team and appreciate your comments about all our staffs. I have also carefully read your positive comments about every details of the trip starting from your first day to last.
I am delighted that weatheralso did favored you , especially this time of year.

Thank you for choosing responsible treks as your travel ( agent ) specialist once again and we look forward to hosting you again in near future..

Warm Regards

Kunchok

Trip to nepal, Nepal - May 13 - May 17, 2018

Traveler: Wendell B. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

I had a wonderful experience with KimKim and the trekking company the set me up with, Responsible Treks. Let me fill you in!
After checking out trekking options on kimkims website, they connected me with trekking specialist Kunchok Nima, who was able to provide me with wise advice and suggestions as to which trek we should do, based off the amount of time we had and experience. After booking the Poonhill trek he continued to keep contact with me, confirming details and answering questions,... read more

I had a wonderful experience with KimKim and the trekking company the set me up with, Responsible Treks. Let me fill you in!
After checking out trekking options on kimkims website, they connected me with trekking specialist Kunchok Nima, who was able to provide me with wise advice and suggestions as to which trek we should do, based off the amount of time we had and experience. After booking the Poonhill trek he continued to keep contact with me, confirming details and answering questions, which was very helpful indeed!
Upon arrival in the country, Kunchok met us at our hotel, he gave us an overview for the upcoming adventure and we were off to Pokhara the following day.
And let me tell you, everything for the next 5 days was very well taken care of, including us...we immensely enjoyed getting to know guide Rickjin and porter Kunchok! Even though the weather was a little overcast, these guys made up for the lack of sunshine! Poonhill trek has a good variety of geography, you see local villages, lush jungle and majestic mountains. And the trek itself is well spread out and gives plenty time to rest.
So if you despise planning and details, KimKim is the number one option for you to partner with to experience the beauty of Nepal! Thank you to kimkim and the guys at Responsible Treks for making our Nepal experience a memorable one!

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Wendell & Mose
Firstly thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review . It was indeed pleasure hosting you both. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standard and improve our performance.

We are delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your overall trip to Nepal. Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team especially to our guide Rikzin and... read more

Hi Wendell & Mose
Firstly thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review . It was indeed pleasure hosting you both. Your feedback with regards to our facilities and services is very important to us and allows us to continuously keep our standard and improve our performance.

We are delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your overall trip to Nepal. Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team especially to our guide Rikzin and Porter Kunchok Tashi .

Thank you once again and we look forward welcoming you back soon ... maybe for Everest Base camp ? :P

Cheers
Kunchok Nima