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 i believe 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 , Eco Friendly , 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 !
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
This epic yet fairly easy trek takes you through the vast Dolpo area of Western Nepal; because it's only been open to trekkers since 1989, this is one of the least-explored regions of this country. You'll pass through wonderful Himalayan forests, traditional villages, picturesque rivers, and magnificent waterfalls. The highlight is Lake Phoksundo, considered a natural treasure in Nepal and is sacred to Buddhists and followers of the Bonpo religion. Along the way, you'll see rich flora and fauna, including musk deer, blue sheep, great Tibetan sheep, Himalayan tahr, and perhaps even the very rare and elusive snow leopard.
On this 12-day journey through Nepal, experience the scenic and challenging Tilicho Lake Trek—one of the highest lakes in the world. Start in Kathmandu to get acquainted with the country, and do some sightseeing. Then, begin the journey through the Annapurna region. Explore villages and stay in teahouses along the way. Make stops in Chame, Pisang, Manang, and Khangsar Village, before reaching Tilicho Base Camp. Then, spend time admiring the Tilicho Lake, before retracing your steps back to Kathmandu.
November is a lovely month to travel in Nepal, and not as busy with travelers as October. Most trails are still available to trekkers, temperatures are comfortable, and there are important cultural festivals to enjoy. Read on for more about traveling to Nepal in the last month of autumn.
While August is still a month of monsoon rains, they ease by the end of the month. Visitors to Nepal in August will be welcomed by dazzlingly green rice fields. High altitude hiking is out of the question, but trails in the magical Mustang region remain dry. And this is a good time for cultural sightseeing—you'll have the most popular spots all to yourself.
A great option if you're short on time but still wish to experience the stark beauty of Mustang. You'll take a moderate trek through the region bordering Annapurna and Mustang with great views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Mustang is part of an ancient trade route to Tibet, up the Kali Gandaki river, and offers one of the most developed trails with comfortable teahouses run by Gurung and Thakali families.
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.
Recent trip reviews for Kunchok
Trip to Nepal · Nepal - May 27 - Jun 8, 2019
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
Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Aug 6 - Aug 12, 2019
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
Nepal 7-10 days Kathmandu Valley-Pokhara (add India 2-3 days) · Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2019
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
Nepal 7-10 days Kathmandu Valley-Pokhara (add India 2-3 days) · Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2019
It was a great trip. Everyone was super nice, the weather was great, and all the guides and drivers were very attentive.
Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Mar 14 - Mar 14, 2019
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
Luxury Trekking in the Everest Region - 9 Days · Nepal - Dec 28 - Jan 6, 2019
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
Role of Your Local Guide in Nepal · Nepal - Nov 13 - Nov 27, 2018
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
Lower Mustang Trek - 9 Days · Nepal - Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2018
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
Trip to Nepal · Nepal - Sep 17 - Sep 26, 2018
Had a great time.
Beautiful country & beautiful people.
Phoksundo Lake Trek, Dolpo – 10 Days · Nepal - Jul 1 - Jul 10, 2018
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
Poonhill Trek 5 days with my daughter · Nepal - Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2018
Great support from your Team, from start of the planning process until the end of the trip.
Ghadruk Trek · Nepal - Jun 2 - Jun 5, 2018
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
Trip to Nepal · Nepal - May 13 - May 17, 2018
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