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Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima has been running his trekking company out of Kathmandu since the mid-90s. He specializes in treks and adventure travel in Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan. His work in the travel industry has enabled him to visit many countries across the world, including the United States, England, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Austria, and The Netherlands.

In addition to being a successful travel entrepreneur, Ngima has initiated and implemented several charitable projects in his village, including founding 2 schools, a Tibetan monastery, and a hospital. Ngima was born in Kharikola, a village on the classic trail to Everest, and now lives with his wife and 2 sons in Kathmandu, Nepal.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I’ve arranged numerous trips throughout Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, but I’m most familiar with the Solu Khumbu where I grew up, obviously. I know the trails, peaks and villages around there very well. Most trekkers opt to fly into the Everest region and miss out on the secret gems that lie on the trail between Jiri and Lukla.

I specialize mainly in trekking and mountaineering, but also organize a number of charity and community projects in the Solu Khumbu that specialize in bringing medical supplies to local villages. We have also been working on a project to connect foreign students with local schools in the area. And since the earthquake in 2015, we’ve been helping repair the homes of villagers around the village I grew up in, Kharikhola. I’m excited about helping people have local, authentic experiences."

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was ten years old, Sir Edmund Hillary came to the Solu Khumbu, near where I was born, to help fund a school. Inspired by his visit, I enrolled as a porter in Lukla, and eventually moved to Kathmandu to join my uncle’s trekking business. In 1991, I spent three months in the U.K. which improved my English and motivated me to enrol in a guiding course and start guiding for a Dutch company operating out of Summit hotel in Kathmandu. Finally, I started my own agency - Nepal Myths and Mountains Trails - in 1996 and have been running that ever since."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"When I was a porter, at that time, we didn’t have any shoes while carrying our heavy loads. Everyone around us was wearing comfortable shoes and socks, of course. At the end of one of our treks up to Everest Base Camp, a couple French members in our group left us each with a great pair of hiking boots that lasted for years to come. A small act of kindness, sure, but it made all the difference to my feet for the next 3 years! "

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Recent trip reviews for Ngima

Harold

Group departure - three passes trek - the ultimate 19-day trek in the everest region of nepal, Nepal - Apr 7 - Apr 23, 2018

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

Nepal is a great place but can be chaotic even by South African standards. Every trip to Nepal and Himalaya should be done with a guide from a reputable company.

From the start to the end of our trip we were in the fast lane. When people were queuing, either Ngima or our guide Mingmar got us to the front with no hassle.

There are premium accommodation options along the EBC and Three passes trek, however, most are very basic but adequate. Western toilets become a rarity the closer one gets... read more

Nepal is a great place but can be chaotic even by South African standards. Every trip to Nepal and Himalaya should be done with a guide from a reputable company.

From the start to the end of our trip we were in the fast lane. When people were queuing, either Ngima or our guide Mingmar got us to the front with no hassle.

There are premium accommodation options along the EBC and Three passes trek, however, most are very basic but adequate. Western toilets become a rarity the closer one gets to Base Camp.

The trip was amazing. It was also very hard. I would not recommend three passes or Base Camp/Kala Patthar to anyone that is unfit, is injured, is overweight.

Linda Ming

Khopra danda trek - a great off the beaten path trek in the annapurna region, Nepal - Mar 31 - Apr 8, 2018

Traveler: Linda Ming L. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Booking our trip on kimkim was extremely simple and convenient. We were connected to Ngima right away, and he was professional and attentive all the way through. Everything that we experienced prior to the trip was easy, smooth, and enjoyable.

The trip itself was rather disappointing because our guide failed time and time again to do his job properly. He seemed entirely unfamiliar with the region of Nepal that we trekked through and depended on our porter to do a number of things that he... read more

Booking our trip on kimkim was extremely simple and convenient. We were connected to Ngima right away, and he was professional and attentive all the way through. Everything that we experienced prior to the trip was easy, smooth, and enjoyable.

The trip itself was rather disappointing because our guide failed time and time again to do his job properly. He seemed entirely unfamiliar with the region of Nepal that we trekked through and depended on our porter to do a number of things that he should have been able to do: lead us on our walks, correctly identify and name the mountains we saw, get us to the right tea houses at the end of each day, etc. Certainly we felt like we had been ripped off given the amount of money that we'd paid for our guide's expertise, but the bigger problem was that his incompetence led to some uncomfortable and frustrating problems -- one of them being a rather serious problem when he'd failed to inform us that there were no bottles of water for sale in the whole Ghorepani region (an endeavor to cut down on plastic waste). Had our guide briefed us on this, we could have purchased bottles of water on our way to Ghorepani, or at the very least, we would have known to save our empty bottles to fill up with filtered water. However, we were never advised on this matter, so we simply threw away our bottles assuming we'd be able to buy more. Needless to say, we felt outraged and panicked when we realized that we hadn't been sufficiently briefed, and that we didn't have any bottles for collecting water to get through the evening and the next day's walk. This made it crystal clear that our guide hadn't done his "homework" to prepare for a trek in a part of Nepal that he was unfamiliar with. (We also felt that Ngima should have advised us about the water situation in Ghorepani. The packing list that he shared did not indicate reusable water bottles as a must. It noted that we'd be able to buy bottles of water along the way, which led us to believe that there was no need to bring our own bottles at all. Given the situation at Ghorepani, Ngima really should have equipped us with better advice.)

There was one other incident concerning our guide that really frustrated and disappointed us. He had arranged to pick us up at our hotel in Pokhara at 2:00PM to take us to the airport for our 3:15PM flight to Kathmandu. We waited 30 minutes for his arrival, and then arranged our own ride to the airport when he still hadn't shown up by 2:30PM. We were terribly anxious for that whole half hour as we didn't want to miss the flight back to Kathmandu since we had an international flight to jump on from there. It was bad enough that we had to arrange and pay for transportation that the trip provider should have covered (we found this truly outrageous), but we really couldn't believe how irresponsible our guide had been. A guide should never make his clients feel so worried.

All in all, we are shocked and disappointed that this was the experience we paid for. In truth, we would like to be refunded the money that we paid to have a guide.

Needless to say, we cannot recommend Ngima's company, Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails.

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

Dear Linda,

I am so sorry to read that you had such bad experience traveling with us. But I am also equally surprised that you complained me nothing about guide's service when we met in Kathmandu after you return from your trek and asked you how your trip was. And now, suddenly all your experience flooded back in your review with a refund of guide fee.

Please allow me to clarify the situation. I just completed meeting with your guide to have a talk about the issue and now I would like to... read more

Dear Linda,

I am so sorry to read that you had such bad experience traveling with us. But I am also equally surprised that you complained me nothing about guide's service when we met in Kathmandu after you return from your trek and asked you how your trip was. And now, suddenly all your experience flooded back in your review with a refund of guide fee.

Please allow me to clarify the situation. I just completed meeting with your guide to have a talk about the issue and now I would like to explain what did happen on the trek after the inquiry meeting held with the guide.

According to your guide, who is one of the experienced and good guides of our company, performed his best to guide your trip. Most of the times, guide and porters co-ordinate with each other during the trip for service arrangements and easy workflow during the trip. I asked him about the mountains seen from Ghorepani and Khopra Ridge just to cross check his knowledge and he did answer correctly. If you ask other guides for the information instead of asking your guide and if they mislead you with wrong information about the mountains seen from the very particular area, I am sorry but it is wrong to say that your guide had no knowledge at all. You should have trusted your guide rather than trusting some random guides or people you met on the way. If he knows the names and answers me correctly then we can assume that he will definitely deliver the same information to you too.

Regarding, drinking water issue in Ghorepani, your guide suggested you carry multiple numbers of water bottles and so you did accordingly. But we too were totally unaware of the new rule on effect from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani area which was regulated recently. It's true that now travelers cannot purchase 1L water bottles but instead they can fill up water in their bottles from 20L jars from the lodge. And to address this issue, your guide purchased two reusable water bottles out of the trek budget which was just allocated for your trek accommodation, lunch, dinner and tea/coffee. He did not even claim for reimbursement of the price. And in addition, he suggested you fill up only boiled water instead of filling water from the jar just to avoid any water-related health issue to you. I think blaming guides expertise for suddenly changed rule in the certain area does not make sense at all. It's the responsibility of travelers to coordinate with the guide to cope with the prevailing rules and enjoy the trip rather than getting disappointed. Had I known earlier about the water bottle issue in Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani area, I would have suggested you purchase water bottle in Kathmandu which was previously not needed.

Regarding, the flight issue, we had arranged your flight together with your guide. This is an expensive option to choose over transporting guides by local bus but we thought on your comfort in case the flight gets delayed or canceled due to weather problems or any unseen issues. And exactly that happened. Your flight got delayed by around half an hour and your guide re-confirmed your ticket with the new time schedule. He informed that he would pick you up at 2.30 pm at your hotel instead of going airport early and staying idle so that you will have slightly more time to enjoy Pokhara. Your guide reached hotel just a few minutes later after you left to the airport. I think you should have considered waiting few more minutes as missing your flight means missing his flight too and he should report to our office that day anyhow if the flight was operating. Point to be noted is that your guide was staying in another hotel as your Pokhara hotel don't provide guide room if it's directly booked by clients.

In a nutshell, if you were that much disappointed with guide's service that it compelled you to ask for a refund for what you paid for having a guide, why did you tip your guide with around USD 110.00? As usually tipping is done at last after completion of trek depending on your satisfaction with the services provided to you, we can say that you were happy with the trip.

We would love to hear you say in our email: info@nepalmountaintrails.com

Best wishes,

Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Kelly

Mera peak trek, Nepal - Mar 19 - Apr 5, 2018

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

This was my second trip to Nepal. Booked with Nepal Myths and Trails Trekking/climbing Company. So Glad I did. Nigma Dorje is an absolutely amazing owner and operator of his guiding company.
By far the best communication out of the guding companies I’ve used in Nepal. He asnwers all questions and concers promptly and to your full satisfaction! All his staff from his fully certified and experienced guides and porters to his person taxi/driving staff for airport pick ups and drops offs are... read more

This was my second trip to Nepal. Booked with Nepal Myths and Trails Trekking/climbing Company. So Glad I did. Nigma Dorje is an absolutely amazing owner and operator of his guiding company.
By far the best communication out of the guding companies I’ve used in Nepal. He asnwers all questions and concers promptly and to your full satisfaction! All his staff from his fully certified and experienced guides and porters to his person taxi/driving staff for airport pick ups and drops offs are very hard working and are very dedicated to catering to any and all needs you may have and do it with full smiles. Everything about this company is above and beyond expectations.

Our trekking and mountain climb trip to Mera Peak was a complete pleasure in every aspect. Not to mention our Guide Ang-Gelu Sherpa, was the only guide able to get his clients to the summit and back of Mera Peak saftely in the face of a week of bad weather on the mountain. He along with our high alttitude porters (Dawa Sherpa and Kunga) were able to successfully and in a very short weather window of 4 hours get us to the top with out any set backs.

I would highly reccomend anyone wanting to trek or climb in Nepal to book with this company. Heard soo many horry stories from other clients during this trip about their guiding companies and staff. I will definately be back to Nepal again for more climbing and will be booking again with Nigma Dorje Sherpa. Thanks soo much to everyone at Nepal Myths and Trails for a 100% successful expedition!!!

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

Hi Kelly, Thank you so much for your wonderful review, it was a great pleasure to organize Mera peak climbing expedition for you. Many congratulations to you on making to the top. I am very happy that you had a wonderful expedition and you were very happy with the services provided by our staffs. I will look forward to welcoming you soon again for your next trip to Nepal.

Best wishes,
Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Teahouse trekking in nepal, Nepal - Mar 11 - Mar 24, 2018

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

We were very impressed with how promptly, patiently, and thoroughly Ngima Dorji Sherpa answered all our numerous emailed questions. His attention made us feel at ease that he was personally making sure all our requirements were being attended to. We were personally greeted when we arrived in Kathmandu and fully briefed on the details of our meeting with our guide and porter at Lukla.

Our first trip to the Sagarmatha National Park was a most enjoyable and unforgettable experience thanks in... read more

We were very impressed with how promptly, patiently, and thoroughly Ngima Dorji Sherpa answered all our numerous emailed questions. His attention made us feel at ease that he was personally making sure all our requirements were being attended to. We were personally greeted when we arrived in Kathmandu and fully briefed on the details of our meeting with our guide and porter at Lukla.

Our first trip to the Sagarmatha National Park was a most enjoyable and unforgettable experience thanks in large part to the attentive, sensitive, and patient care of our guide Mingmar Gyaljen Sherpa, and porter Chhiring Sherpa. They answered every question, attended every need, steered us away from potential folly, and genuinely looked after our well being. For this they have gained not only our admiration but also our friendship. We now better understand why the uniquely majestic Kumbu Valley region and it warm hearted people make visitors want to come again, and again!

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

Thank you so much John for your wonderful review, it was a great pleasure for me to organize a trek for you. I am very happy that you had a wonderful time during your stay in Nepal and the services provided by our staffs. I will look forward to welcoming you soon again with your family for next adventure. I would loved to organize another memorable trek for you.

Best wishes,
Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Nepal - march 2018, Nepal - Mar 13 - Mar 23, 2018

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

First of all kimkim was very easy to use, it was fast, accurate and we would definitely use them again.

Within hours of our initial inquiry, 4/6 weeks before the trip itself, we received a message from Ngima of Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails (NMMT), a Kathmandu based trekking company and from that moment we had direct contact with our tour operator right up until the day we traveled. Ngima listened to our requests and was able to create a bespoke itinerary matching our exact needs. He... read more

First of all kimkim was very easy to use, it was fast, accurate and we would definitely use them again.

Within hours of our initial inquiry, 4/6 weeks before the trip itself, we received a message from Ngima of Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails (NMMT), a Kathmandu based trekking company and from that moment we had direct contact with our tour operator right up until the day we traveled. Ngima listened to our requests and was able to create a bespoke itinerary matching our exact needs. He also provided sound advice in relation to equipment needed and any other questions we had, always responding pretty much immediately or within 24 hours (Max). We opted for the 8 day Khopra Danda Trek, via Ghandruk, asking NMMT to arrange everything from the airport pick up to the airport drop off, including, internal flights, accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout. The cost for two people for 10 days seemed very reasonable.

The trek was everything we could have hoped for. We met Ngima and our guide Lahkpa Sherpa on day one and were given a full briefing of the itinerary prior to the start of the Trek. The next day we met our Assistant Guide Sonam Sherpa and the trek began shortly after. Throughout the trek, both Lakhpa and Sonam were extremely attentive, professional and respectful. Both guides (everyone we met along the way) were extremely kind, good natured and really did make us feel safe and welcome throughout. In addition, Lahkpa's knowledge and experience provided us with a detailed insight into Sherpa life, the local culture and trekking routes through the Himalayas. The scenery itself was spectacular, awe inspiring and majestic... We had never really seen anything quite like it before and our words and pictures could never really do it justice. We were also very lucky with the weather so i'm sure this did help with our experience, as did sticking to the local Dal Bhat for lunch and dinner to avoid any unwanted issues with the food.

Im not the kind of person to rate something 10/10 but im really struggling to find fault in anything we experienced during our trip, so we cannot thank the whole NMMT team enough, especially our two guides Lahkpa and Sonam.

If you are looking for a first class experience with an experienced team of people in the most incredible of locations, then look no further.

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

Thank you very much, Gary, for taking some of your valuable time to share your experience traveling with us. It was a great pleasure to be here to help you plan your trip and we are much happy that you returned back home with deep satisfaction and a wide smile on your face. We look forward to welcoming you soon again in Nepal for your next adventure.

Best wishes,

Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Nov 3 - Nov 16, 2017

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

Overall, very happy with Ang Gelu and Kunga. Both of them compliment each other, and they understood our trekking style.

Ang Gelu - Extremely patient person. Seriously, I can't tell you how many times I stopped during the first few days. He never left my side. Always trekking behind me at my pace. Sometimes slow and sometimes really fast. His stamina is spot on. It's evident he loves the mountains, the way he talks about them, later part of the trek. He made sure we got proper meals during... read more

Overall, very happy with Ang Gelu and Kunga. Both of them compliment each other, and they understood our trekking style.

Ang Gelu - Extremely patient person. Seriously, I can't tell you how many times I stopped during the first few days. He never left my side. Always trekking behind me at my pace. Sometimes slow and sometimes really fast. His stamina is spot on. It's evident he loves the mountains, the way he talks about them, later part of the trek. He made sure we got proper meals during the day and also made sure we ordered food that was good in that particular restaurants. Whatever that he felt we shouldn't be eating he lets us know. There were many times after the trek when we took naps before dinner, and he came to our rooms with the menu asking for our orders in advance so that we don't have to wait for the food for long. He also made sure we stopped for tea breaks in between. He never rushed us, never raised his voice. There was a rest day where the room we got was near the storeroom, and the entire night we had mice running around and in our bags. We did not get any sleep at all that night and thankfully it was a rest day. We told him about it in the morning, and he spoke to the owner and got us a new room. AWAY from the mice. Ever since then he made sure the rooms we got were never near a storeroom. A very kind soft-spoken man. He also makes sure Kunga is ok while trekking and even offered him gloves on the morning of the pass. I have to say the day of the pass was the most gruelling out of all the days. Being up there was beautiful. But while descending, Mattis and myself had slight altitude sickness and had massive headaches. When we stopped for lunch in the mountains, we took a short nap. He knew we were both exhausted and even though we might be getting late to get to the guesthouse, he never rushed us at all. He also offered to carry my pack, which I politely declined. I knew we were all exhausted from the day and I consider all of us a team :) We were one of the last few to get to the guesthouse before sunset. He's honestly a good Sherpa.

Kunga - He is seriously like a ninja. For such a small frame, I'm in awe of how much he can carry, trek fast and eat like a horse after all that! Honestly, he's so fast, that later on during the trek, Ang Gelu sends him ahead to make sure we get comfortable rooms in the guesthouse since there were many trekkers on the way. He would be waiting for us at the guesthouse with our bags in the rooms holding the keys. As Kunga English is limited, it was hard to speak to him, but Ang Gelu was our translated. Later we brought out the cards and Mattis, Kunga and Ang Gelu had a good time playing cards and breaking the ice. Especially with Kunga as he's really shy.

Few things: During our briefing in the hotel, we spoke about height sickness pills, and we were assured that Ang Gelu would be bringing them. We did not know he did not have any, a day before heading to Dharamsala. I don't think he realised that he should have brought some in case we needed them. We brought some just in case, but we also feel a Sherpa should carry some with him.

Also, we knew accommodation would be limited in Dharamsala (the night before the pass). What we didn't realise was that it was just enough tents for trekkers but sherpas and porters had to sleep in the main canteen. With no heat or beds. We only found out in the morning. Even with such conditions, the Sherpas and porters still had their game face on early in the morning making sure their clients had breakfast and hot water before starting the trek. The Sherpa and the porters work the hardest, and somehow they did not even have proper sleeping beds to rest. We heard Dharamsala would be building a guesthouse eventually, but we hope in the meantime, that Sherpas and porters have comfortable sleeping areas so that they too can adequately rest a day before the pass.

We also notice they don't eat together with their clients. Not sure if this is a cultural thing. There were a few times both Ang Gelu and Kunga dined with us, but most of the time it's after we retire to bed. Sometimes Ang Gelu sends Kunga to have dinner first while he stays and waits for us to finish meal regardless of how long we take. Mattis and I would have been happy to have dinner together with Ang Gelu and Kunga after a whole day of trekking. We assume it could also be that they would want to have dinner together with their fellow Sherpas and porters. Which makes sense as well.

All in all, we had such a fabulous time doing the Manaslu trek. It's a beautiful route that changes every day. We had a great time with Ang Gelu and Kunga that once we got back to Kathmandu, we met them the next day for lunch. Will recommend your company to future trekkers for sure. A professional and competent team of Sherpas and porters.

Thank you Ngima for arranging this for us from start to finish. A special heartfelt thanks to Ang Gelu and Kunga for making this a trek that we will never forget. Great company with plenty of memories to last a lifetime.

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

Hi Thulashi and Mattis,

It's so good to hear back from you with your trip experience after long. Pretty glad that you both are very happy with our service and our team effort succeeded in giving you a satisfactory trek with lots of good memories to take back to your home.

As our first priority is the comfort of our valuable clients, we always focus on their comfort first and our's afterward. It's true that in some cases, the rooms become limited in-season time and we have to adjust... read more

Hi Thulashi and Mattis,

It's so good to hear back from you with your trip experience after long. Pretty glad that you both are very happy with our service and our team effort succeeded in giving you a satisfactory trek with lots of good memories to take back to your home.

As our first priority is the comfort of our valuable clients, we always focus on their comfort first and our's afterward. It's true that in some cases, the rooms become limited in-season time and we have to adjust ourselves in any way. But it's not just the first time. This happens to us in peak season time but we are happy with it. We cannot complain about fewer infrastructures but we are happy instead as more and more travelers are loving Nepal and coming to visit us. We hope to welcome you again in near future.

Best wishes,

Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Ghorepani trek + chitwan, Nepal - Jan 15 - Jan 28, 2018

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

Wow, what a fantastic trip. Thank you to everyone on the Kim Kim team. The trip was wonderful from beginning to end. Ngima Dorji Sherpa did not disappoint. He was there to make sure all the connections were flawlessly made. Our guide Lhakpa Chhetar Sherpa was fantastic. I described him as the mother you love dearly, taking care and looking after me every steep of the way. Our porter Nawn Pasang Sherpa was a true honor to have on the trek. We were traveling with a rock star, Pasang has made... read more

Wow, what a fantastic trip. Thank you to everyone on the Kim Kim team. The trip was wonderful from beginning to end. Ngima Dorji Sherpa did not disappoint. He was there to make sure all the connections were flawlessly made. Our guide Lhakpa Chhetar Sherpa was fantastic. I described him as the mother you love dearly, taking care and looking after me every steep of the way. Our porter Nawn Pasang Sherpa was a true honor to have on the trek. We were traveling with a rock star, Pasang has made the summit of Everest 6 times. We fell in love with them both and feel blessed they were on the journey with us.
Chitwan was also fantastic. And again we fell in love with our guide Aasha Ram Chaudhary. He was able to get us safely close to the wildlife in the jungle. Aasha is also a birding expert and has a amazing ability to spot and identify wildlife in the air, trees, ground and water. The staff at Chitwan Adventure Resort Were great, warm and welcoming.
My bottom line, I would do this trip over again in a flash
Wayne Poplinski
01/31/2018

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

Hi Wayne, thank you so much for you wonderful review. I am glad to see that had a wonderful experience during your stay in Nepal and you are happy with all the trip arrangements. We hope to see you soon again during your next visit to Nepal.

Best wishes,
Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Trekking in nepal - a guide to the best trekking areas, best time to go, and tips on how to organize your trek, Nepal - Dec 27 - Jan 8, 2018

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

I have recently done the Annapurna Base Camp trek. From my first contact with Ngima it was so easy to arrange and Ngima answered all my questions promptly and helpfully and made the whole booking experience so problem free. The trek was everything I had hoped for and more, we were blessed with glorious weather throughout and reaching Base Camp at sunrise was a truly memorable experience. I was travelling with my son (I am 65 and my son 29) and our wonderful guide Pemba was so professional,... read more

I have recently done the Annapurna Base Camp trek. From my first contact with Ngima it was so easy to arrange and Ngima answered all my questions promptly and helpfully and made the whole booking experience so problem free. The trek was everything I had hoped for and more, we were blessed with glorious weather throughout and reaching Base Camp at sunrise was a truly memorable experience. I was travelling with my son (I am 65 and my son 29) and our wonderful guide Pemba was so professional, caring and fun to be with, and very interesting explaining to us about the local life and region. He was also so supportive to me while I struggled with what seemed like endless steps to climb on some days! He coped and understood so well the differences in age and ability between my son and myself and I was so thrilled to make it to Base Camp. Our porter Pasang was also a joy, never seemed to stop smiling despite having to carry our —-hopefully not too heavy —load. I cannot recommend both of them highly enough. My one bit of advice would be—-take more cash than you think you need on the trek—-EVERYTHING is extra, drinks, snacks , loo roll, phone charging, internet when available, showers, drinking water, etc and it really mounts up .
A huge thank you to Ngima and his team, a truly wonderful experience. We were sorry to leave.

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

Hi Jane,
Thank you very much for taking some of your precious time to share your adventure experience with us. I am very happy that you had a great time during your stay in Nepal. we too hope to welcome you again very soon and organize another trip to Nepal for you.
Best wishes,
Ngima.

Cheryl

Annapurna trek, Nepal - Dec 24 - Jan 2, 2018

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

Returned about a week ago, from a wonderful experience in Nepal that will be in my heart forever. After discussing my winter trekking options with Ngima Dorji Sherpa, the owner of Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails, I decided on the Khopra Danda Trek. Every day was amazing! I was greeted at Kathmandu Airport by Tashi, Ngima's son and began my trek the following morning.

This was a solo trek for me, and I was accompanied by two outstanding people, my guide Gelu and my porter Lakpa. They... read more

Returned about a week ago, from a wonderful experience in Nepal that will be in my heart forever. After discussing my winter trekking options with Ngima Dorji Sherpa, the owner of Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails, I decided on the Khopra Danda Trek. Every day was amazing! I was greeted at Kathmandu Airport by Tashi, Ngima's son and began my trek the following morning.

This was a solo trek for me, and I was accompanied by two outstanding people, my guide Gelu and my porter Lakpa. They made sure every day was perfect! While every day on the trail had beautiful views, the top of Khopra Danda is breathtaking. I cherish my time in Nepal! When it was time to fly back to the States, I was met earlier at my hotel by Ngima and escorted to the airport.
It was an amazing trek from teahouse to teahouse, and a great experience for me. I truly did not want to leave.

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

Hi Cheryl,

We are more than happy that you enjoyed your stay in Nepal to the fullest and reached home safely with lots of wonderful experience in Khopra Danda Trail. We hope you will soon visit Nepal again for next amazing trip and we will be glad to be a part of your trip arrangement once again.

Best wishes,

Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Ghorepani poonhill trek, Nepal - Dec 24 - Dec 29, 2017

Traveler: Gerard D. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

The trek was amazing. The views were spectacular and those in my group were really friendly. Ngima was an excellent guide, open to suggestions while also keeping us on a good schedule. The teahouses/lodges we stayed at were better than expected. The Poon Hill sunrise hike and our stay in the village of Ghandruk were the most memorable parts but, all in all, we made a good amount of memories and friends throughout the trek!

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

Thank you very much, Dear Gerard, for sharing your trek experience and appreciating our service. We too enjoyed organizing this trip for you and after meeting and walking with you, we are more than happy to add a good friend in our life. We hope you will still have more plans to visit Nepal again and we will be happy to organize your trip. Please remember us and do keep in touch.

Best wishes,

Ngima. and whole NMMT family.

Dipak

40th , Nepal - Dec 24 - Dec 29, 2017

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

When Dimple and I first made our booking we had so many reservations about taking our two boys (9yrs and 5yrs) on a trekking adventure in Nepal. Both have grown up in Singapore and never been on any long walks nor seen that much of the developing world. With so many questions going through our head, being able to reach out to Ngima and the staff at Kim Kim in preparation for our trip, was just ideal. We were able to ask questions and get answers pretty much around the clock - everyone was so... read more

When Dimple and I first made our booking we had so many reservations about taking our two boys (9yrs and 5yrs) on a trekking adventure in Nepal. Both have grown up in Singapore and never been on any long walks nor seen that much of the developing world. With so many questions going through our head, being able to reach out to Ngima and the staff at Kim Kim in preparation for our trip, was just ideal. We were able to ask questions and get answers pretty much around the clock - everyone was so responsive.
The trek itself was everything we wanted it to be. Some of it was incredibly challenging for the children - especially the night climb to see the sunrise at Poonhill - in hindsight, I think we might have done better to have opted out of the night hike to let the boys recover from the previous day's exertions. In any case, Ngima and his team, took everything in their stride - including being so patient with our boys and then ensuring that they were safe throughout. In fact, I don't think I remember a time when the boys didn't have a chaperone during any part of the trek - and when they were ever too tired or not quite up to it, the porters would haul them on to their backs and help them along. The boys struck up a really nice friendship with the team and really enjoyed themselves.
So, all in all, it was a fantastic trip and a fantastic experience. Thank you Kim Kim - all of us can't wait to return for another circuit!
Dipak, Dimple and our two boys: Ishaan and Zayan
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Ngima Dorji Sherpa, local specialist, responded to this review:

Namaste Dipak and family. We are currently having a wide smile on our face while writing this reply to your review. So glad to see our clients being happy with our trip arrangements and returning home with lots of bright and good memories that will never fade away. It was indeed our great pleasure to organize the trip for you and your family and a great experience to walk with you as well. We really hope that your family will again plan your next trip to Nepal with us and again we can create... read more

Namaste Dipak and family. We are currently having a wide smile on our face while writing this reply to your review. So glad to see our clients being happy with our trip arrangements and returning home with lots of bright and good memories that will never fade away. It was indeed our great pleasure to organize the trip for you and your family and a great experience to walk with you as well. We really hope that your family will again plan your next trip to Nepal with us and again we can create another great memory that you can pass to your dear ones in your older age too :)

Looking forward to working for your next Nepal visit plan soon.

Best wishes,

Ngima and whole NMMT family along with kimkim.

Nagarkot hike, Nepal - Nov 25 - Nov 25, 2017

Traveler: Gunter F. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

The contact with Ngima was very professional. He responded very expeditiously, answered questions, made proposals and showed flexibility.
However, the tour as such left much to be desired.
On the positive side, the team arrived at the hotel before the agreed time.
But then the announced guide was replaced by someone whose name I do not know until today.
This person was sporty, young and knew his way. But there was a communication gap.
I would have expected that at the start the guide provide... read more

The contact with Ngima was very professional. He responded very expeditiously, answered questions, made proposals and showed flexibility.
However, the tour as such left much to be desired.
On the positive side, the team arrived at the hotel before the agreed time.
But then the announced guide was replaced by someone whose name I do not know until today.
This person was sporty, young and knew his way. But there was a communication gap.
I would have expected that at the start the guide provide information likes this:
We drive now xyz hours/ Kilometres to the place abc from where we will hike def kilometres/ hours. Lunch will be at hotel klm.
There could have also been information on the villages we passed, on the cultivation of the plots, on nature, on the local way of life, local food etc., etc.,
None of this information was provided. It was somehow half-mentioned that we would walk 4 to 5 km, in the end it were 11 km, which is quite a difference.
When I asked in Nagakort where we would have lunch, the answer was “somewhere here”. I then suggested the Club Himalaya, which is a kind of reference point for Western tourists. On the way there, the guide all of sudden said that it was still 30 min to walk and suggested some other place. But my GPS showed a distance of 231 m straight line, so I insisted on going to this place which we reached after 5 min.
However, the weakest, almost unbelievable, aspect was the following: The tour price was USD 200. But for this price (hotels in Kathmandu offer the same tour for 50… 70 USD….), there was not even a bottle of water in the car or with the guide. So, I had to get out of my way and buy one (20 Rupees or 20 US cents) in one of the village kiosks on the way.
I have been working for many years in areas related to tourism development in developing countries (in fact, prior to Nepal. I had been in Ethiopia to check out two tourism destinations –Tigray and the Danakil Depression). So I can compare a bit many different experiences. The Nagakort experience was not among the better ones.
Finally, travel agencies make money by selling impressions and emotions. It should therefore be in their interest that the tourist places are in conditions that generate positive impressions and emotions. Nagarkot, particularly the Nagarkot Tower area, urgently needs a clean-up. Littering is so spoiling the place that I left prematurely. Travel agencies, in their own interest, should engage themselves in keeping this place clean and worthwhile a visit.

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

Thank you very much, Gutner, for taking some of your precious time to share your adventure experience with us. I am sorry that the trip didn't go as you expected and for the communication gap with the guide. I will make sure this will not happen in future.He is indeed a very experienced guide and we did not have received any complaints about him from other clients. Regarding the trip cost, we have offered you the best price we could offer you . I am not sure on what basis the hotel in... read more

Thank you very much, Gutner, for taking some of your precious time to share your adventure experience with us. I am sorry that the trip didn't go as you expected and for the communication gap with the guide. I will make sure this will not happen in future.He is indeed a very experienced guide and we did not have received any complaints about him from other clients. Regarding the trip cost, we have offered you the best price we could offer you . I am not sure on what basis the hotel in Kathmandu offered you this tour in 50-70 USD. The transportation in private vehicle itself will cost you more than 100 USD in both ways. we will make sure this will not happen near future and I hope if you ever plan to come to Nepal. I would love to organize a longer trek for you.

Best wishes,
Ngima.

Manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Nov 13 - Nov 30, 2017

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

We had a fantastic time trekking the Manaslu Circuit with Lhakpa (guide) and Pasang (porter/assistant guide). It was our first time trekking in Nepal and Lhakpa and Pasang did everything they could to ensure that we were safe, and enjoyed our time trekking. They are amazing guides and people and we would highly recommend them for anyone planning a trip to Nepal (from beginner to advanced), as they are very experienced, highly skilled, and knowledgable. Ngima was also excellent to... read more

We had a fantastic time trekking the Manaslu Circuit with Lhakpa (guide) and Pasang (porter/assistant guide). It was our first time trekking in Nepal and Lhakpa and Pasang did everything they could to ensure that we were safe, and enjoyed our time trekking. They are amazing guides and people and we would highly recommend them for anyone planning a trip to Nepal (from beginner to advanced), as they are very experienced, highly skilled, and knowledgable. Ngima was also excellent to communicate with to book and arrange the trek. Ngima was always very responsive to our questions and the whole trek was well organised. Bronwen and Wayne.

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

Thank you very much, Bronwen, for taking some of your precious time to share your adventure experience and rating us full 5 stars and appreciating our services. I am glad to hear that you had a very memorable time in Nepal. We hope to welcome you soon again in near future for your next trip plans in Nepal.
Best wishes,
Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Mark

Pangboche to heli tour, Nepal - Nov 19 - Nov 24, 2017

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

Excellent in all regards. Sherpa Pemba and our Porter were terrific. Good guys, set a good pace for trekking. And are extremely knowledgeable. I can't imagine having better weather. We clearly picked right time of year for this experience. The lodges we stayed were perfect for the experience as well. Just enough amenities mixed with just enough "roughing it" as one would expect on a trek of this nature. From local cutlure, to wildlife, bouncing across suspension bridges,... read more

Excellent in all regards. Sherpa Pemba and our Porter were terrific. Good guys, set a good pace for trekking. And are extremely knowledgeable. I can't imagine having better weather. We clearly picked right time of year for this experience. The lodges we stayed were perfect for the experience as well. Just enough amenities mixed with just enough "roughing it" as one would expect on a trek of this nature. From local cutlure, to wildlife, bouncing across suspension bridges, dodging donkeys, cattle and yak on the trails, simply amazing! Oh yeah, the incredibule views of Everest and a terrific Heli ride up to EBC and around many sites (Lakes, Glaciers, Ice Fields and the Himalayas!) Thank you so much!

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

Hi Mark and Gina,

Thank you so much for rating us 5 stars and appreciating our services. It was a great opportunity to be at your service for your trek to the mountains at Everest region and we definitely would like to welcome you soon again in near future for your next trip plan to Nepal.

Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Tudi

Three passes trek - the ultimate 19-day trek in the everest region of nepal, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 17, 2017

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

We had a great time with our guide Karma Sherpa and our porter Buddha Rai.
They were supportive and friendly along the 16 days of the trek.

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

What can be more heartwarming besides knowing that our guests enjoyed a lot and had a wonderful time during stay in our small yet beautiful country? We are more than happy that we get to be at your service for your trip to 3 passes in Everest region. Heartful of thanks for your appreciation for our services and rating us a whopping 5 stars. We hope to welcome you again for your next trip to Nepal in soon future.

Best wishes Tudi and Jacqueline.

Krystle

3 days kathmandu valley trek, Nepal - Nov 20 - Nov 22, 2017

Traveler: Krystle I. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

We had a marvelous experience in Nepal. Our guide was patient, attentive with us and showed us beautiful spots in Nepal. He took us to great, local places to eat which were genuine and fresh.

We would love to come back to Nepal to explore more, and we would definitely book with kim Kim again and request our guide Lhakpa again!

Well done and thank you!

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

Hi Krystle,

Thank you very much for taking some of your precious time in writing your trip experience and appreciating our service. It was indeed a great pleasure to organize your short trip around Kathmandu valley and we too hope to welcome you again very soon and organize another marvelous trip to Nepal for you.

Best wishes,

Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Short trip to pokhara, Nepal - Oct 31 - Nov 7, 2017

Traveler: kelly Y. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Had a great trip in Nepal . I was greeted by the driver and Ngima at the airport.
Ngima was excellent to look after me from beginning to end of trip.

Also, Lhakpa (Guide) and the porter was knowledgeable and very helpful through the trek .
I would like to recommend Ngima team to everyone !!

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

Thank you very much, Kelly, for taking some of your precious time to share your adventure experience with us. It was indeed a great experience organizing a wonderful trip to Khopra Danda for you. Thank you very much for rating us full 5 stars and appreciating our services. We hope to welcome you soon again in near future for your next trip plans in Nepal.

Best wishes,

Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Lidia

Three passes trek, Nepal - Oct 14 - Oct 30, 2017

Traveler: Lidia D. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

We had an amazing trekking in the Everest region.

Our guide was a real care taking person, so he was not only guiding us the way, but made the whole trip a really good experience. When one of us was not feeling well he helped to make the trip as best as possible (changing the itinerary a bit). It felt like an all inclusive trip :).
Also the porter was amazing, seeing us struggling in some parts he was helping us to get up, even though he carried all of our luggage.

The views on this trek... read more

We had an amazing trekking in the Everest region.

Our guide was a real care taking person, so he was not only guiding us the way, but made the whole trip a really good experience. When one of us was not feeling well he helped to make the trip as best as possible (changing the itinerary a bit). It felt like an all inclusive trip :).
Also the porter was amazing, seeing us struggling in some parts he was helping us to get up, even though he carried all of our luggage.

The views on this trek were the best we ever had, on all days it was spectacular: stupa's, mountains, lovely villages, rivers, bridges, etc. We also loved our acclimatisation day from Namche up to the Everest hotel. The monastery in Tengboche is also very impressive to visit. Also all view points were worth it: Kala Pathar, Gokyo lakes, Gokyo Ri, Cho La pass.

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

It is so good to know that you optimally enjoyed your stay and visit to Everest with 3 passes trek. We are very much thankful for your appreciation towards our services and definitely hope to welcome you soon again for your next visit to Nepal.

Ngima

Manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Oct 16 - Oct 29, 2017

Traveler: Nana W. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

We already shared our comments with Ngima

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

Hi Nana,

Thank you so much for taking some time and sharing this pictures with us .It was lovely to hear that you had a wonderful trekking experience in Nepal. hope to see you soon in near future.

Best wishes,
Ngima

Manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Oct 16 - Oct 29, 2017

Traveler: Grethe Maagaard H. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

We already shared our comments with Ngima

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

Hi Grethe,

Thank you so much for taking out some time to write review and to share some pictures. I m very happy to know that you had a wonderful trekking experience in Nepal with us . It was lovely to hear all you experience . I will look forward to meet you again in near future and organize different trek for you.

Best wishes,
Ngima.

Upper mustang trek, Nepal - Sep 4 - Sep 17, 2017

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

One of the best trips I've had arranged with an agent and I've done +20 agent coordinated trips. Impressed with Kimkim from top to bottom.

It was an excellent trip by Ngima and his team. We had one day that was less than perfect due to our guide (Tshering) under estimating our hiking time (5 hours vs 12 hours) which led to a challenging and over strenuous day. Other than that the entire trip was excellent, including the two porters (Lale - excellent; Bikram - good).

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

Hi Ben,

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am very happy that you had a wonderful experience in Nepal and you are satisfied with the services provided by our staffs. I will look forward to meet you soon in near future for your next trip to Nepal.

Best regards,
Ngima.

Ghorepani trek - popular 5-day trek via poon hill and ghandruk (kathmandu optional), Nepal - Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2017

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

The trip was well organised, Ngima was always available for any inquiry before/during and after the trip. The guide and the porter were very helpful as well. The route is beyond amazing, very friendly and welcoming people everywhere. Its highly recommended if you want to explore Nepal's nature.

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

Thank you very much, Shant for sharing your trek experience with us and appreciating our services during your trip. We look forward to welcoming you again in Nepal if you plan to visit soon again.

Best wishes,

Ngima and whole NMMT family.

Wayne

Luxury trekking in the everest region - october, Nepal - Oct 14 - Oct 19, 2017

Traveler: Wayne L. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima was fantastic

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

Hi Wayne,

Thank you so much for your nice review. It was a great time trekking with you. I will look forward to meet you again in near future.

Best wishes,
Ngima.

Firhan

Short, easy trekking around pokhara, Nepal - Oct 4 - Oct 8, 2017

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

Booking on kimkim.com was easy and very convenient. All our questions were promptly answered and details about our trip were provided up front.

We would like to say thanks to Ngima and his team for arranging this amazing trip. Ang and Lakpar (guide and porter) were amazing guides and tended to our every need. Also, they were very patient with our hiking pace! They made sure we were comfortable throughout the trip and we felt safe all the way.

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

Hi Firhan,

Thanks you very much for writing a wonderful review. we are very happy to know that you had memorable experience in Nepal and you are satisfied with the services provided by our staffs. we will look forward to serve you again in near future.

Best wishes,
NMMT family

Khopra danda trek, Nepal - Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2017

Traveler: Morgan U. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Communication was easy and efficient. I felt that all my questions and concerns were taken care of in a timely and professional manner.

Ngima and his employees did a tremendous job taking care of us! They were always on time and easy to communicate with. They went out of their way to make sure we got to the airport and even all the way to the gate in a couple instances.

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

Dear Morgan,

Thank you very much for your time in writing such a wonder trip review full of happiness and satisfaction from your Nepal visit. We are feeling very happy to know that our whole team's effort became successful in making your trip a worth remembering trip. we hope to serve you again in near future.

Best wishes,
NMMT family.

Pangboche to heli tour + bhutan, Nepal - May 21 - Jun 9, 2017

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

Although we never saw Ngima during our journey, his staff was on top of all aspects of our trip and everything went smoothly (except for the traffic in Katmandu, but even that was part of the "experience").

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

Hi Glenn,

I was not lucky enough to meet you personally during your visit in Nepal as I had to go to my village in Everest region due to my personal reason. However, I am very happy to know that you found our staffs quite supportive and caring during your stay. Thank you very much for your great appreciation towards our services and we promise to maintain and even well build our quality in coming future. We hope to serve you soon again for your next trip plan to Nepal.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Nepal 2017, Nepal - May 15 - May 22, 2017

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

Our trip to the mountains of Nepal was great. It was well organized by Ngima, who was very responsive to the demands of the schedules of members of our group who were all coming and going from different parts of the world. He worked out a trip that made sense, mostly, and it was well organized, everything was thought out in advance and worked out, nearly, perfectly.

The only reason the trip was not perfect was that the weather interfered since we started with a flight to Lukla that was... read more

Our trip to the mountains of Nepal was great. It was well organized by Ngima, who was very responsive to the demands of the schedules of members of our group who were all coming and going from different parts of the world. He worked out a trip that made sense, mostly, and it was well organized, everything was thought out in advance and worked out, nearly, perfectly.

The only reason the trip was not perfect was that the weather interfered since we started with a flight to Lukla that was weather-dependent, so we lost 1.5 days from our trek and had to shorten it by a destination. This was not Ngima's fault, of course. But, in hindsight, I'd recommend that if one is on a very short trip like we were, then losing a few days to weather (only because of flying, we can hike in rain) is painful and I'd recommend a destination that does not require such a flight if it is going to be vulnerable due to weather.

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

Thank you very much Joseph for taking your time in sharing your wonderful trek experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your trip but yes weather was a bit challenging.

We heartily thank you for appreciating our services and we hope to serve you again in near future for your next trip in Nepal.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Upper mustang trek, Nepal - Apr 28 - May 15, 2017

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

This was a very expensive trip and several things could have been done better. I had payed for a full package but even then had substantial expenses towards drinking water 1-7 USD per liter depending on where on the trek, battery charging 4-6 USD per battery, hot shower 8-9 USD, WIFI 7 USD per day. These extra expenses are very particular to the area. I have never before experienced having to pay for all these things and. I am surprised that no-one has thought of informing of these extra... read more

This was a very expensive trip and several things could have been done better. I had payed for a full package but even then had substantial expenses towards drinking water 1-7 USD per liter depending on where on the trek, battery charging 4-6 USD per battery, hot shower 8-9 USD, WIFI 7 USD per day. These extra expenses are very particular to the area. I have never before experienced having to pay for all these things and. I am surprised that no-one has thought of informing of these extra costs.

Meals were provided but I was always only allowed to order 1 item per meal. This was really not enough when trekking for long hours every day.

Also tipping of guide and porter was a substantial extra expense - 250 USD shared among them. As a lone traveller this has been an extremely costly affair. The guide and porter I was happy with though.

I was overall very pleased with Ngima but I would have appreciated the information I have mentioned previously.

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

Hi Thomas,

I am so sorry that there came a huge lot of misunderstanding although we tried to be much clear in informing all the aspects to you. Apologies for my late reply as I was waiting for your trek guide to come in contact with me since he was in the mountains for trek.

I guess you did not refer to the cost include and exclude part described in the program itinerary sent to you in the link : https://www.kimkim.com/tp/m2MLa7bk

If you see, the program states below mentioned include and... read more

Hi Thomas,

I am so sorry that there came a huge lot of misunderstanding although we tried to be much clear in informing all the aspects to you. Apologies for my late reply as I was waiting for your trek guide to come in contact with me since he was in the mountains for trek.

I guess you did not refer to the cost include and exclude part described in the program itinerary sent to you in the link : https://www.kimkim.com/tp/m2MLa7bk

If you see, the program states below mentioned include and exclude parts :

Price includes
- 13 days lodge trek on full board twin sharing basis. (breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/ coffee )
- Domestic airport pick up and drop in private vehicle.
- Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu Airfares* and domestic airport tax
- Trek permit fees and NP fees.
- English speaking local expert guide and porter on the trek.
- Equipments, clothing, salary and insurance for staffs.
- Trek guide's airfare* and kitbags
- All government taxes

Price excludes
- Accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Soft Drinks and Alcoholic bevarages like Coke, Beer, etc.
- Entrance fees for monasteries and museum
- Nepal entry visa fee
- Personal natured expenses like phone, laundry, gratitude, etc.
- Your personal trekking gears and equipments.
- Hot shower and hot drinking water during trek.
- Your insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Any items not mentioned in "Service included section"

* Note : Airfares are subject to change without prior notice.

Regarding your comment on drinking water, hot shower, wifi and battery charging cost, please refer to the 5th and 7th points on "price excludes" section which clearly defines that hot shower and drinking water is not included in the given cost. Also your personal expenses like wifi and battery charging related to phone are also not included in the given cost. I hope you realize that we had informed everything in advance before you book your trip.

Regarding meals, I had a long meeting with your trek guide Mr. Mingma Gyaljen Sherpa regarding this issue and he informed me the exact scenario on what actually happened. I hope you are well known about the fact that breakfast, lunch and dinner are given one time each per day and is also mentioned in the cost include section. Tea/ coffee is provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner (which comes out to be 3 tea/coffee per day) but I suppose you were served tea/ coffee more than 3 times a day. Your trek price was also budgeted based on 1 time breakfast, lunch and dinner per day. Any extra expenses besides these three meals should be born by trekkers themselves which is obvious. The guide informed me that he had informed everything regarding your meal plan on trek briefing after you reach Lukla.

And lastly about tipping, gratitude is also mentioned in cost excluded section. Tipping is a private matter and decision based on your level of satisfaction. The tip of $250 shows that you are very very happy with the trek and services of our staffs and our company.

I hope my above clarification is now able to erase all your confusion and assure you that you were in the safe hands during your visit in Nepal. I appreciate your honesty in placing forth your feelings and experience without any exaggeration besides the confused points.

Thank you for travelling with us.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Nepal trip, Nepal - Apr 10 - Apr 15, 2017

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

I was very impressed with the working of the website, it seemed very efficient and beautifully designed. In fact it was the design that first persuaded me to look further.

I would say it was really great. Ngima was extremely professional and gave me the impression that he was understanding all my demands. The trip was organised very well and I felt in capable hands the whole way. This was especially important as I had some medical issues that needed understanding in terms of trekking.
I think on these points you need something between Perfect and Good.

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

Dear Elaine,

First and foremost, thank you very much for travelling with us and I am very glad and happy to know that you are very satisfied with our services which think is our great achievement. Thank you very much for your kind appreciations and finding our service worth it. We hope to welcome you soon again for your next visit to Nepal and would love to avail our services once again for you and make your trip worth memorable.

Please visit again.

Ngima.

Bill

Short treks in the everest region - 5, 7 and 10 day itineraries, Nepal - Apr 14 - Apr 21, 2017

Traveler: Bill L. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

- Further details on accommodation type/options for better accommodation at a higher cost should be provided. some of the facilities at the lodges were maintained poorly

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

Hi William,

Thank you for rating our services 5 stars. We do provide luxury trek services with accommodation on luxury lodges in Everest region too. But we are sorry that we did not talk about luxury options earlier. However, we will take care of your interest and plan accordingly during your next visit to Nepal.

Hope to welcome you soon again.

Ngima.

Dorine

Family trek in the lower everest region, Nepal - Mar 5 - Mar 25, 2017

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

I am so very grateful that we stumbled on KimKim. From the moment we inquired with KimKim about a trek in Nepal and then ultimately connected with our local organizer, Ngima Dorji Sherpa with Nepal Mountain Trails in Nepal, we were very impressed with the responsiveness, organization and professionalism of our communications. I can not say enough positive things about our experience, especially with Ngima. Planning a trip for a family of four including a trek in the highest mountains in the... read more

I am so very grateful that we stumbled on KimKim. From the moment we inquired with KimKim about a trek in Nepal and then ultimately connected with our local organizer, Ngima Dorji Sherpa with Nepal Mountain Trails in Nepal, we were very impressed with the responsiveness, organization and professionalism of our communications. I can not say enough positive things about our experience, especially with Ngima. Planning a trip for a family of four including a trek in the highest mountains in the world is no small task. KimKim and especially Nigima made it manageable and enjoyable. Five stars!

I cannot say enough positive things about Ngima Dorji Sherpa!!!! His professionalism, responsiveness and courtesy are top notch! From the moment we were connected with him virtually while we were planning our trip to our first meeting in Kathmandu to our final encounter at the airport, we knew he was holding our trip that included a two week trek with care and professionalism. Also, through the course of our experience, we learned how important he is to the development of his home community in the Solu-Khumu region - he gives back incredibly by helping build schools and a monastery - it was an honor to support his business. Another thing I would like to note is how comfortable we felt with him - it was easy to communicate and connect on both a professional and friendly level. I hope to go back to Nepal - I would absolutely hire Ngima and his company and our fabulous guides Lahkpa and Tashi and our dedicated, strong and trustworthy porters Nima and Tara again in a heartbeat.

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

Dear Dorine and family,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and it was our great pleasure to serve such a nice family like yours for your trek visit in Nepal. It's our great achievement that your family is preety satisfied from our services and we hope to serve you again in near future.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Manaslu circuit trek, Nepal - Mar 12 - Apr 4, 2017

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

Our Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal was everything I imagined it could be. Beautiful scenery, kind and interesting people, friendly and professional guide and porter, smooth logistics. Ngima Dorji Sherpa did an outstanding job for us arranging the trek, and was always responsive and accommodating. Tshering and Kaji, our guide and porter, kept a watchful eye on us on the trek and showed patience at every turn. I highly recommend this trekking agency.

As already mentioned, Ngima provided... read more

Our Manaslu Circuit trek in Nepal was everything I imagined it could be. Beautiful scenery, kind and interesting people, friendly and professional guide and porter, smooth logistics. Ngima Dorji Sherpa did an outstanding job for us arranging the trek, and was always responsive and accommodating. Tshering and Kaji, our guide and porter, kept a watchful eye on us on the trek and showed patience at every turn. I highly recommend this trekking agency.

As already mentioned, Ngima provided outstanding service in a professional, responsive, and accommodating way from my initial inquiry through the end of the trek.

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

Thank you very much for your kind appreciation to our services Susan. It was indeed our great pleasure to serve you too with your trek and we hope to serve you again for your next trip to Nepal in near future soon.

Best wishes,

NMMT family

Nepal trek, Nepal - Mar 5 - Mar 24, 2017

Traveler: Vicktoria W. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

We had a wonderful experience in Nepal with the help of KimKim and Ngima Dorji. KimKim helped plan the trek and answered lots of questions. Joost of KimKim gave us itinerary and hotel ideas, all of which were great. When we arrived in the Kathmandu airport, we were met by Ngima's son and later Ngima himself. During our entire 3 week stay in Nepal and throughout both of our treks, Ngima made us feel as if we were his only clients, even though he had many groups and trekkers there at that... read more

We had a wonderful experience in Nepal with the help of KimKim and Ngima Dorji. KimKim helped plan the trek and answered lots of questions. Joost of KimKim gave us itinerary and hotel ideas, all of which were great. When we arrived in the Kathmandu airport, we were met by Ngima's son and later Ngima himself. During our entire 3 week stay in Nepal and throughout both of our treks, Ngima made us feel as if we were his only clients, even though he had many groups and trekkers there at that time. I would definitely use KimKim to help plan another trip. Ngima Dorji was amazing in Nepal and I cannot imagine using any company other then Nepal Myths and Mountain Trails.

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

Dear Vicktoria and Gary,

Thank you very much for your time in writing such a wonder trip review full of happiness and satisfaction from your Nepal visit. We are feeling very happy to know that our whole team's effort became successful in making your trip a worth remembering trip. Thank you very much for your appreciation and we hope to serve you soon again in Nepal with same passion and dedication and make your next visit an another worth memorable moment of your life.

Best wishes,

NMMT family.

Tony

Gokyo lakes trek, Nepal - Mar 3 - Mar 16, 2017

Traveler: Tony L. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima took care of all of the planning and everything worked out perfectly (apart from the weather!)

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

Dear Tony,
Thank you very much for one more opportunity to serve you for your trip in Nepal. We are glad that you are happy with our services and thank you so much for your warm appreciation.
We look forward to welcome you again for your next trip in Nepal.
Best wishes,
Ngima.

Culture and trekking, Nepal - Mar 7 - Mar 18, 2017

Traveler: Jessica V. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

Ngima gave us a great service, make everything painless.
The guide and the Porter where really nice, they did a great job. Definitely we did love the experience

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

Thank you very much Jessica for such a wonderful appreciation towards our services for your trip during your visit in Nepal. we hope to serve you again for your next visit in near future.
Best wishes,
Ngima.

A challenging trek to annapurna base camp, Nepal - Feb 18 - Feb 25, 2017

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

We asked for a challenging trek- more or less two days in one- in the season at the end of the winter.
Our years long experience with Ngima Dorji Sherpa through Nepal Myths and Mountain Treks, and our guide, Karma Sherpa with whom I also are climbing many years, proved once more key to a successful and memorable week.

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

Dear Frank,

Thank you very much for one more opportunity to serve you for your trip in Nepal. We are glad that we were able to make your dream true through our dedicated service and thank you very much for your warm appreciation.

We look forward to welcome you again for your next trip in Nepal.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Ghandruk trek, Nepal - Feb 14 - Feb 16, 2017

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

My guide Lhakpa was a really sensitive and thoughtful man, gave me plenty of space on my own to walk and reflect but was also companiable and knowledgeable and that made the trip even more enjoyable.

He is really accomplished and personable and I would thoroughly recommend him.

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

Thank you very much Jude for your kind appreciation on our services. We are also very much happy to serve a friendly client like you and we hope to see you again for your next trip to Nepal.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Margaret

Kathmandu-pokhara-nagakot sightseeing/mini hike trip, Nepal - Jan 14 - Jan 21, 2017

Traveler: Margaret Y. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

The trip couldn't be more perfect! Ngima ensured that everything went smoothly and even spent a fair bit of time with us. Our guide, Pemba was very knowledgeable and ensured we were safe and comfortable throughout our trek.

Booking it thorough kimkim was an easy and straightforward process. We love how we got a customised trip based on our interest and could communicate and plan everything with Ngima easily through the chat function.

We highly recommend kimkim and ngima's company as service and quality is top notch.

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

Thank you very much Margaret for such a wonderful appreciation towards our services for your trip during your visit in Nepal. It was indeed our great pleasure to be here for your help in organizing trip in Nepal and we hope to serve you again for your next visit in near future.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Manaslu circuit trek, Nepal - Nov 13 - Nov 25, 2016

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

Took great care in ensuring everything went smoothly

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

Dear Isabella,

It was our great pleasure to be a part of your trip in organizing your trek to Manaslu. Thank you very much for appreciating our service and I hope we could be of similar help for your next trip to Nepal in near future.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Ghorepani poonhill trek, Nepal - Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2016

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

We have been home for about one and a half weeks now. We are really happy with how our trip went. The views were stunning and I think that both me and Victor would like to return someday for a longer trek. Thank you for all the help. It would have been some much harder to do without you two.

Ngima and our guide Lhakpa were great and everything just worked.

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

Dear Axel and Victor,

Glad to know that you reached home safely.

Thank you very much for appreciating our service offered to you during your trip to Ghorepani last November. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your trip fully and very much satisfied. We would like to thank you for choosing us for your travel and we hope to welcome you soon again for your next trip to Nepal.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

jo

Three passes trek nepal, Nepal - Nov 1 - Nov 17, 2016

Traveler: jo b. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

I was grateful to have found a resource like Kimkim to go to. I was overwhelmed trying to find a reliable tour company in Nepal and having your recommendation took all the guess work out and that was really awesome.

Ngima was extremely responsive right from the start and was actively monitoring how our trip was going throughout. We got an excellent pre trip catch up and post trip meeting.

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

Thank you very much Jo for your warm appreciation towards our service on your visit. It's so great to know that you are very very satisfied and we are glad that our goal to make you happy with your trip got achieved. We hope and wish to welcome you again soon in Nepal for your next trip to new destination.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

andrew

Khopra ridge trek, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2016

Traveler: andrew r. - Local specialist: Ngima Dorji Sherpa

This was my first trip to Nepal, and my first trekking experience. Ngima and his staff took care of all the details. We were greeted on arrival in Nepal, which made us feel welcome and warm. In our initial meeting, we were introduced to Lhakpa, our guide for our 7 day trek. Lhakpa was a great guide. He was very patient and flexible. He was able to tailor our trek as we went according to our needs and abilities. After our trek, we decided we wanted to add an Everest mountain flight to... read more

This was my first trip to Nepal, and my first trekking experience. Ngima and his staff took care of all the details. We were greeted on arrival in Nepal, which made us feel welcome and warm. In our initial meeting, we were introduced to Lhakpa, our guide for our 7 day trek. Lhakpa was a great guide. He was very patient and flexible. He was able to tailor our trek as we went according to our needs and abilities. After our trek, we decided we wanted to add an Everest mountain flight to our package. Again, Ngima took care of all the details for us. I would highly recommend Ngima and his staff.

Ngima and his staff are very professional. They offer the highest in customer service and attended to all of our needs. Their trip planning was very thorough and designed to maximize our stay in Nepal.

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

It's so pleasing to know that you had a great experience travelling with us and you had a wonderful 1st time trekking in Nepal. Thank you very much for your warm appreciation regarding our service and we hope to serve you similarly or even better in your next trip to Nepal soon. We consider your satisfaction as our success.

Best wishes,

Ngima.

Pikey peak, Nepal - Oct 29 - Nov 3, 2016

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

I have just returned from a 6 days Pikey Peak tour with Nepal Myth and Mountain Trails. HIGHLY recommended tour company! Very organized and professional company. The owner of the company, Ngima is very passionate and concerned about making the guest's experience a memorable one. My guide, Pembac did a great job giving me a lot of interesting information about mountain trails and culture of Nepalese people. These guys absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way. Thank you Nepal Myth and Mountain Trails!

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

Thank you very much Mario for a wonderful compliment on our service for your trip to Pikey Peak. We are very glad that you are fully satisfied from our services and we hope to welcome you soon again in Nepal for your next trip.

Manaslu circuit trek, Nepal - Oct 14 - Nov 1, 2016

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

Really outstanding local agent, guide and porter and wonderful experience overall. The only thing that could have been better is for the route to start in Soti Kola and end in Dharapani because the itinerary as is included 2.5 days of walking on roads with jeeps whizzing by. By cutting these 2.5 days on the roads you could add a couple days exploring up high and keep to the same overall 16 day length. I don't blame the Nepalese for wanting more roads but I don't want to trek on them. Make... read more

Really outstanding local agent, guide and porter and wonderful experience overall. The only thing that could have been better is for the route to start in Soti Kola and end in Dharapani because the itinerary as is included 2.5 days of walking on roads with jeeps whizzing by. By cutting these 2.5 days on the roads you could add a couple days exploring up high and keep to the same overall 16 day length. I don't blame the Nepalese for wanting more roads but I don't want to trek on them. Make sense? I hope so. Overall great experience though and will recommend friends coming next year book with you all as well. Thanks again!

Ngima was great. Top notch professional.

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

Dear Scott.
Thank you very much for your review and suggestions .
We really appreciate it and keep in mind. It was our great pleasure to organize trip to
Manaslu Circuit trek for you and we are so glad that you enjoyed your trip fully. We hope to welcome you soon again for your next trip in near future.

Kind regards,

Ngima.

Khopra danda trek, Nepal - Oct 9 - Oct 19, 2016

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

I guess my two suggestions would be: 1. You don't necessarily have to spend the night in Hile, especially when you have a car arranged to pick you up there. I guess for those that have a tighter schedule. 2. When you do stay overnight in Hile just as we did, in hindsight we would have had no problem to walk the next day to Biretanthi. I mean the car was perfect and we had I think the best driver of the whole of Nepal, yet it feels a bit like we bother the villagers and trekkers that did walk... read more

I guess my two suggestions would be: 1. You don't necessarily have to spend the night in Hile, especially when you have a car arranged to pick you up there. I guess for those that have a tighter schedule. 2. When you do stay overnight in Hile just as we did, in hindsight we would have had no problem to walk the next day to Biretanthi. I mean the car was perfect and we had I think the best driver of the whole of Nepal, yet it feels a bit like we bother the villagers and trekkers that did walk down from Hile.

Such a pleasant man :-)
We concluded our aqcuaintance with a lunch in Boudanath yesterday, it was great to be able to chat with him a bit more. All his knowledge of trekking!

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

Thank you very much for your review and suggestions Eva. We really appreciate it and keep in mind. It was our great pleasure to organize trip to Khopra for you and we are so glad that you enjoyed your trip fully. We hope to welcome you soon again for your next trip in near future.

Kind regards,

Ngima.

Jose

Everest three passes trek, Nepal - Jul 5 - Jul 23, 2016

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

Very professional agency, the guide was a very nice person, also the porter. Since my arriving they always were in contact with me, also the days I didn't plan with their agency. I definitely recommend Ngima's agency

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

Thank you very much Jose for your percious time to write up your trek experience with us. We are very glad that you are very much satisfied with our service and our staffs. It was indeed a great pleasure planning trip for your from the very beginning of our meeting in kimkim. I am happy that you had a great time in monsoon in Nepal and had a memorable trip. We hope to see you soon again for your next trip to Nepal.

Andrew

Ghorepani / poonhill + tibet tour, Nepal - May 3 - May 17, 2016

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

The team at KimKim perfectly tailored our trip, and were very patient as me made numerous changes during the planning process. They were able to find a perfect mix of cultural and hiking interests that suited the interest of my father and I. It was great to be able to chat with people that were very experienced with the hikes and sites themselves which allowed for us to view the REAL Nepal and Tibet.

Ngima was very helpful during our trip. He was on-time for every touch-point and meeting,... read more

The team at KimKim perfectly tailored our trip, and were very patient as me made numerous changes during the planning process. They were able to find a perfect mix of cultural and hiking interests that suited the interest of my father and I. It was great to be able to chat with people that were very experienced with the hikes and sites themselves which allowed for us to view the REAL Nepal and Tibet.

Ngima was very helpful during our trip. He was on-time for every touch-point and meeting, and had very clear information for us as to what we should expect. It was a huge help to have all of our Tibet Permit's sorted out while we we're on our hike, which allowed us to avoid any government offices and waits.

Joost Schreve, kimkim staff, responded to this review:

Andrew, Thanks for your great review, much appreciated. We're happy to hear that your trip went so well and you and your father had a great time in Nepal and Tibet! Best, Joost & the kimkim team

Khopra danda trek, Nepal - Mar 19 - Mar 28, 2016

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

The organisation of the trip was fabulous. Ngima is an extremely warm hearted person and went out of his way to make sure we are enjoying the trip to the maximum.

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

Thank you very much Philipp for your kind appreciation on our service. It was indeed a great opportunity to serve you for your trip to Khopra with our best expertise. We are more than happy to know that you and Clare enjoyed the trip to maximum and do hope to welcome you again in Nepal for your next trip soon.

Best wishes,

Ngima D. Sherpa with whole NMMT and kimkim team.