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Himalayan Trails specializes in adventures throughout Nepal, from hiking, biking, motorbiking and trekking to cultural tours. We are a team of experienced and professional travel junkies. We love to travel and this is our favourite part of the planet! As travellers ourselves we understand how important it is to have a professional and experienced operator who delivers the travel experience you want.

All of our team lives in the region and those of us who are not actually Nepali have lived here for many years – our newest comer has been in and out of Nepal for 7 years. We know this area. Our families live here. We are always out and about in the region keeping in constant contact with people and places, either running tours or exploring to develop new experiences. We have designed and operated tours here for many years already and continue to do so because we find it tremendously rewarding to share our passion for the Himalayas!

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You'll cover a lot of ground in one week
Discover Tibet's Cities - 7 Days

Led by a private guide, this week-long road trip covers three of Tibet's most important cities for a Buddhist cultural experience you won't soon forget. Start the adventure with two days in the Holy City of Lhasa, and then take scenic drives to the remarkable monasteries, temples, and markets of Gyantse and Shigatse—all while staying in some of the best traditional Tibetan hotels.

Potala Palace, Lhasa
Ultimate Tibetan Experience - 9 Days

This 9-day itinerary through the heart of Tibet is the ultimate immersion experience in Buddhist culture. After exploring Lhasa's most important and holy sites, you'll hit the road with your private guide for a series of scenic drives to see the remarkable monasteries, temples, lakes, and markets of Shigatse, Tsetang, and finally Yarlung Valley—the cradle of Tibetan civilization.

Morning sun at Potala Palace
Highlights of Lhasa - 4 Days

This fascinating 4-day itinerary explores the epicenter of Tibetan Buddhism: Lhasa, or 'Land of the Gods'. In just a few days you'll tour the capital city's most iconic and sacred sites with a private guide, including temples, monasteries, and bustling markets. Read on to learn more.

Farming terraces in the lower Annapurna region
Best of Central Nepal: Astam & Chitwan - 13 Days

Nepal is known for its snow-capped Himalayan peaks, and this tour offers a taste of that imposing grandeur—but it also encompasses the grassy lowlands of the Terai in Nepal's south. Take in stunning views of the world's tallest mountains and immerse yourself in the bustle of local village life. Wake up to sounds of nature and break your fast with the elephants. Explore the best of central Nepal and Chitwan!

Early morning in Chitwan National Park
Best of Chitwan - 8 Days

While Nepal is known as a country of hills and mountains, many visitors are pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the Terai, the lowlands bordering India. The Chitwan National Park is a jewel on the Terai. It has run a very successful one-horned rhinoceros breeding program, and visitors on safari are almost guaranteed to spot one of the spectacular animals, as well as other wildlife. This tour gives you time to fully explore the highlights of Chitwan, while staying in some luxurious--as well as unique--accommodation.

Vespa scooters in front of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
Vespa Valley Tour in Kathmandu

Get in and amongst the streets of Kathmandu and the surrounding valley by taking a day tour, chauffeured on the back of a vintage Vespa. Vespa Valley has a fleet of six well-maintained scooters with a number of different routes you can choose from around the Kathmandu Valley.

Recent Trip Reviews for Himalayan Trails

Trekking for all ages and abilities, Nepal - Apr 3 - Apr 17, 2019

Traveler: Elizabeth K. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

From start to finish, dealing with Kripa was easy. We wanted a holiday suitable for a family of four (kids age 7 & 11), to include sightseeing, trekking & safari. Kripa took all of our needs into account & tailor-made our holiday, happily adding or removing options as requested. It was completely stress free & when a couple of things went wrong with flight delays & cancellations she moved quickly to adapt our travelling needs.
The hotels booked for us were exactly suited to our needs.
The... read more

From start to finish, dealing with Kripa was easy. We wanted a holiday suitable for a family of four (kids age 7 & 11), to include sightseeing, trekking & safari. Kripa took all of our needs into account & tailor-made our holiday, happily adding or removing options as requested. It was completely stress free & when a couple of things went wrong with flight delays & cancellations she moved quickly to adapt our travelling needs.
The hotels booked for us were exactly suited to our needs.
The Poon Hill trek was the highlight, & although it wasn't always easy with the extra needs of kids, Pemba, our guide & our porters were there to organise & support us.
The 2 days sightseeing in Kathmandu were perfect, and again our guide was superb, engaging with the children & making sure they were enjoying themselves.
The homestay in Chitwan was fabulous too & well worth experiencing. The only complaint there was the heat after being in the cooler mountains!!
All in all it was an amazing experience, professionally organised & all our concerns were taken care of. It made such a difference knowing that everything was taken care of & that we could ask any question, however trivial at any time. We would definitely use KimKim in the future & who knows, maybe even return to do some more trekking in Nepal. Thank you, Kripa & all your associates.

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Apr 15 - Apr 18, 2019

Traveler: Deborah C. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Amazing trip. The guide and porter were so friendly and helpful- and just great fun. The Annapurna trek was tiring but worth every step up and down -there were a lot of ups and downs. The tea houses were an amazing experience but you have to go with the flow. Local people all very friendly and helpful. The mountain views were spectacular.

Special thanks to Erin at Kimkim for all the help and assistance organising everything for us and being onhand when we needed them.

Steve & Deb

Georgia

Natural sights from kathmandu, Nepal - Mar 22 - Mar 28, 2019

Traveler: Georgia W. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Bipin was an absolute gem. We loved him so much!

However, we were charged extra for a boat ride at Tiger Tops, which the people there initially said was included. They made it seem like it was KimKim's fault for not including the additional boat ride. Regardless of whose fault it was, we ended up paying $60, after initially being told it was included and taking the ride. This was the most outstanding instance of a few in which it felt like KimKim representatives could have better... read more

Bipin was an absolute gem. We loved him so much!

However, we were charged extra for a boat ride at Tiger Tops, which the people there initially said was included. They made it seem like it was KimKim's fault for not including the additional boat ride. Regardless of whose fault it was, we ended up paying $60, after initially being told it was included and taking the ride. This was the most outstanding instance of a few in which it felt like KimKim representatives could have better communicated with the places where we stayed. For another example, even though our itinerary said we'd be hiking in Nagarkot, we had to specifically ask for a hike from Bipin because he said it wasn't originally included.

The itinerary also was very vague. Maybe a more detailed itinerary cold help with these problems, and it would definitely help on our end in terms of knowing exactly what we'd paid for and what the days will look like.

maartensulzer@gmail.com

Manaslu trek march 2019, Nepal - Mar 22 - Apr 8, 2019

Traveler: maartensulzer@gmail.com s. - Local specialist: Erin Green

The match with the local organisation was excellent. The local organisation turned out to be very flexible.
A porter who turned ill was quickly replaced and there was a great anticipation on changing wheather conditions.
Our guide was really amazing in her organisation and motivation on the group, the clients as well as the porters.
Great work!

Ghandruk trek - 6 days, Nepal - Apr 1 - Apr 6, 2019

Traveler: Linda A. - Local specialist: Erin Green

We had a truly memorable experience in Nepal. The services rendered from the start was prompt and impeccable. Thank you everyone especially Naresh, Kunga and Erin!

David

Group departure - three passes trek: ultimate trek in the everest region - 22 days, Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 29, 2019

Traveler: David L. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

Tough, upexpected weather overall. Guide was great and knowledgeable, and accommodating. Had a good memorable trip as such.

Wesley

Nepal's golden triangle: kathmandu, pokhara, and chitwan - 12 days, Nepal - Mar 12 - Mar 27, 2019

Traveler: Wesley K. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Planning, execution and communication was perfect. Guides and drivers were the best. I cannot give one suggestion for improvement . For any future trips I will go to KimKim first for booking.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you Wesley! We appreciate your feedback. It was great to have you here and receive your feedback throughout the trip regarding your guides and accommodations. Look forward to see you back here again for more photos, a daily Everest and maybe that trip to Tibet!

Iris

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

Traveler: Iris D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Terrence

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

Traveler: Terrence Y. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Terrence,

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

Best,
Kripa

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

Traveler: Joseph M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

All the best,
Amanda

Andy

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

Traveler: Andy M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

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

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

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

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Andy,

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

Cheers,
Amanda

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek: group departures - 15 days, Nepal - Feb 23 - Mar 11, 2019

Traveler: Melvin D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Neil

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek: group departures - 15 days, Nepal - Feb 23 - Mar 11, 2019

Traveler: Neil N. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Lisa

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

Traveler: Lisa M. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

We'd love to have you back again!

Cheers,
Amanda

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

Traveler: Michael D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Floyd

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

Traveler: Floyd D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Anthony

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

Traveler: Anthony D. - Local specialist: Erin Green

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

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

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

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

John

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

Traveler: John A. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

Highly highly recommend it.

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Best,
Kripa

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

Traveler: Amy S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Alan

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

Traveler: Alan W. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

All the best,
Amanda

Natalie

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

Traveler: Natalie F. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

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

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best,
Kripa

Emma

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

Traveler: Emma R. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Heneu

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

Traveler: Heneu T. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

Wonderful experience. Unique memories.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

Amanda :)

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

Traveler: Helge H. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

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

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

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

All the best,
Amanda

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

Traveler: Louisa J. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best Regards,
Kripa

Ailson

Pikey peak trek package, Nepal - Nov 25 - Dec 2, 2018

Traveler: Ailson S. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

If its your first time going to Nepal and you don't use Himalayan Trails, you are making a mistake. period.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Haha many thanks for the 5 star review, Nick! You've certainly let the pictures tell the story for you. Even though your travel partner had to cancel at the last minute, it looks like the friendly Nepali hospitality has made sure that you had plenty of people around to keep you occupied!

All the best,
Amanda

Kevin

Pikey peak trek: a short trek with great views of everest - 5-7 days, Nepal - Nov 24 - Dec 9, 2018

Traveler: Kevin A. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Just back from an amazing unforgetable 7 day trek to Pikey Peak. from the first contact with Erin through to our last day in Kathmandu Erin was amazing. We met Erin and our guide (Mingmar) the night before the trek to go through the finer details and also when the trek had finished we met again with Erin at our hotel to see how it went and if she could assist us any further, Erin arranged for my friend to take the Everest plane trip.
I ve back- packed all over the world and never taken up a... read more

Just back from an amazing unforgetable 7 day trek to Pikey Peak. from the first contact with Erin through to our last day in Kathmandu Erin was amazing. We met Erin and our guide (Mingmar) the night before the trek to go through the finer details and also when the trek had finished we met again with Erin at our hotel to see how it went and if she could assist us any further, Erin arranged for my friend to take the Everest plane trip.
I ve back- packed all over the world and never taken up a service of this type before but when up a mountain alot can go wrong so felt this was the right choice as all the guides and sherpas are trained and excellent at their job.
Throughout the trip if we had any questions Erin was 10 mins down the road from our hotel and also contactable while on the trip.
Physically i found the trek ok but did get a bit of altitude sickness which Mingmar took care of with some tablets.
This tea house trek is quite new so the accomadation is very basic which is what we wanted also with it being new we had the mountains to our selfs and probably only saw 2 others treking. the most amazing views of everest and the landsape changing daily. many thanks Erin.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kevin, thanks so much for the review! Your trip sounds like a lot of challenges and good fun, and well done to you for keeping at it! We're all really glad we could help you and Julian throughout the entire process, and I hope you can get back here and tackle another awesome trek in the future!

Jeremy

Langtang trek - 8 days, Nepal - Nov 15 - Nov 22, 2018

Traveler: Jeremy G. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

8 day trek in Langtang Valley Nepal . Stunning and unforgettable ! Great Guide (Chhiring) and the organisation of everything was great. The Langtang Trek is perfect for a first timer but it is not easy, so make sure you have done plenty of walking before and have got yourself reasonably fit! Tips? take your own toilet roll, a face flannel for washing ( may not get a warm shower for several days), travel light and take layers of clothes not heavy jumpers, and one or two walking poles. Don't... read more

8 day trek in Langtang Valley Nepal . Stunning and unforgettable ! Great Guide (Chhiring) and the organisation of everything was great. The Langtang Trek is perfect for a first timer but it is not easy, so make sure you have done plenty of walking before and have got yourself reasonably fit! Tips? take your own toilet roll, a face flannel for washing ( may not get a warm shower for several days), travel light and take layers of clothes not heavy jumpers, and one or two walking poles. Don't bother buying a Nepal phone card or wifi connection - just enjoy being out of touch , its still all there when you reconnect! I saw a post you can do this trip cheaper on your own . Well maybe you could , but if you want someone to take care of everything and not have to worry about who, what, when, where and how, then I recommend Amanda and the team

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jeremy,

Totally agree that one of the great things about trekking is disconnecting! Great tips in there as well. Many thanks for your review of your Langtang trek - any thoughts on your next trek yet? :)

See you next time!
Amanda

Graeme

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 26, 2018

Traveler: Graeme S. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

The Manaslu trek was excellent. It had great changing scenery, interesting people, nice teahouses and good food. We visited a remote school by chance on a Sunday and meet one of the teachers, and some of the kids, which was a real highlight of the trip.

Our guide Nawang was excellent, always making sure we were enjoying ourselves and full of information and a good sense of humor. He was helped by two great porters in Ngima and Gelbu, and this team of 3 made our trek so enjoyable, thankyou!

Thanks Mads and Amanda, organisation was great and thanks again for your time and efforts.

Ryan

Bhutan , Bhutan - Nov 10 - Nov 23, 2018

Traveler: Ryan A. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Amazing trip to Bhutan and Nepal. Thanks Erin for your suggestions and trip planning. Bhutan guide Dorji was excellent. Fascinating road trip across the pristine lands of Bhutan! The mask festival at Trongsa was memorable. Also happy to meet guide Pratikshya in Nepal for a second time. Vespa ride with Ritesh to Kathmandu villages was also an awesome experience. I feel I have new friends in this part of the world!! Hope I can come again next year and discover new places!

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ryan! So glad to hear you had a great trip, and had such great guides. Thank you for the feedback. Please do come back and visit us again next year! There's Tibet, and some more beauty to be experienced in Nepal, too.
See you again!

Alasdair

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

Traveler: Alasdair S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Alasdair,

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

Thanks,
Kripa

Anna

Pikey to shivalaya trekking, mountain biking and rafting - 7 days, Nepal - Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018

Traveler: Anna R. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We had a great time everything was very well organised and we didn’t have to think about anything. A special thanks to Naresh and Pemba for making our trek to Pikey Peak so easy and fun! It was a great trip and the Himalayas are truly beautiful and amazing. Highly recommend it to everyone!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Anna, many thanks for your view! Great to hear that you had a good time on trek, but especially that you enjoyed your time with the crew, Naresh and Pemba. We think they're pretty great, time and time again our guests prove the old saying true that they 'come to Nepal for the mountains but stay for the people'.

All the best,
Amanda

Rohit

Group departure - manaslu circuit trek - the ultimate off-the-beaten-path trek in nepal - 13 to 19 days, Nepal - Nov 3 - Nov 19, 2018

Traveler: Rohit R. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

Guide was Rishi
Trip arranged with Amanda

Everything went as planned . Very professionally managed . Rishi was a seasoned guide who took care of everything

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the review Rohit. The mountains always have a mind of their own and sometimes even our best laid plans don't work, great to hear that it wasn't the case for you and that Rishi took good care of everything!

All the best,
Amanda

Panchase to ghachowk trek, Nepal - Nov 11 - Nov 22, 2018

Traveler: Susan H. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

I knew nothing about kimkim before booking our trek in Nepal. All started with an inquiry to which Amanda responded. She was fantastic - answering my countless questions, responding quickly to all our requests re suitable trek, etc.
After having everything planned one of our sons had an accident which meant we had to start from scratch and replan a trip that would cater for him. Nothing was a problem for Amanda and her suggested revised itinerary was perfect for us.
Our guide Tendu and our... read more

I knew nothing about kimkim before booking our trek in Nepal. All started with an inquiry to which Amanda responded. She was fantastic - answering my countless questions, responding quickly to all our requests re suitable trek, etc.
After having everything planned one of our sons had an accident which meant we had to start from scratch and replan a trip that would cater for him. Nothing was a problem for Amanda and her suggested revised itinerary was perfect for us.
Our guide Tendu and our porters, Pemba & Dolci could not have been better. Apart from looking after us so well, we quickly felt they were more like friends we were lucky enough to trek with. They were so friendly, informative and perceptive - so quick to respond to individual’s needs during day while trekking and all other times.
The tea houses varied in their facilities, but we loved them all - all in great locations, clean, comfortable and great food.
Amanda also felt like do much more than a travel consultant - she met us in Kathmandu both before and after our trek.
My husband & I shared this holiday with our two adult sons and their partners. We all want to return to Nepal for another trekking experience - hopefully with the help of Amanda and accompanied by Tendu, Pemba & Dolci.

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sue,

Fabulous to hear that everything worked out so well! I was a bit worried after the accident that your son wouldn't have been able to trek at all, but he really gave it a red hot go and managed to complete the whole thing, without even having to use the backup vehicle once!

It was such a pleasure helping you with this trip and meeting you all here, I hope we'll see you around these parts again!

All the best,
Amanda

Trip to nepal, kathmandu, bandipur & pokhara, Nepal - Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2018

Traveler: Greg C. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Erin was fantastic. She took the time to ensure our holiday was seamless. Our driver, Artun, was outstanding as were our guides in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Greg! Lovely to meet you and Jacquie, and I hope we'll be seeing you again for a longer duration next time. No excuse- Cambodia is a short flight away!

I appreciate your kind feedback, which I've shared with our team and Artun.
Thank you!

Arno

Khopra danda - community trek, Nepal - Nov 9 - Nov 22, 2018

Traveler: Arno B. - Local specialist: Erin Green

It has been a very easy experience booking this trip to Nepal with KimKim and Erin.
As a first time traveler to Nepal and little time to plan I was well taken care off and the trip was conducted as planned and everyone of my pick ups has been on time and was well equipped and professional. The Hotel in Kathmandu was a treat and the hiking was well conducted and I always have been looked after by my guide.

Nepal is amazing and the weather luckily cleared up for all the highlights.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Arno! Thanks for the review. Yep, that was easy! You were a fantastic guest. I'm glad you enjoyed the trek, that the weather cooperated, and that you enjoyed the Kathmandu hotel we provided- nice after a tea house trek :)

Hope we can get you back here in the future!

Katherine

Kathmandu, muldai trek, chitwan solo adventure, Nepal - Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2018

Traveler: Katherine J. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Erin did a wonderful job of customizing my trip and staying on top of things, even during my time there. I had a lovely experience with my outings and my guides.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Katherine,
I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience here. You had a full trip- culture, trek, Chitwan, and more. Really glad we could put you with complimentary local guides- particularly since you were a solo adventurer, that was important for us. Thank you so much for the feedback and hope to see you again!

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

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

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

I look forward to seeing you in the coming days!

Thanks,
Kripa

Natalie

Panchase trek, Nepal - Nov 6 - Nov 12, 2018

Traveler: Natalie H. - Local specialist: Erin Green

What a trip! We had a fabulous time with Pemba and the great team that looked after us from start to finish. We loved the fact that for the most part we were off the beaten track and had our own hike.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Great to have you all here, Natalie, and really glad the on the ground logistics worked so well. Your trip was too quick though, you'll have to come back one of these days!

matthew

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

Traveler: matthew h. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

Namaste!

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Warm regards,
Kripa

Jane

Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Jane F. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Thoroughly enjoyed this trip, loved the people especially Sherpa Pemba and Dawa. The drivers were awesome and the choice of accommodation was spot on so we were well taken care of. Erin was friendly, responsive and understood the needs of the group well.

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Jane, thanks for your feedback. Glad you all had a great trip, and that Pemba and Dawa worked so well with your group. I've shared your feedback with both of them and our entire team. Cheers!

Ellie

Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Ellie t. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Loved Loved Loved this trip. Erin Green was wonderful to work with - very knowledgeable and accomodating throughout. She comes highly recommended along with her team of Pemba and Dawa who made this trip extra special.

We'll be telling everyone about kimkim- thank you all so much again for an unforgettable adventure.

Ellie ter Haar

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Wow awesome photos, Ellie! Thanks so much for sharing all of these- shows details that are difficult to capture in a short review. We've shared your stellar feedback regarding our team- especially the feedback regarding Pemba and Dawa. So glad you all had a great trip. Hope to see you back here again!

Vincent

Gokyo + ebc - 14 days, Nepal - Sep 10 - Sep 23, 2018

Traveler: Vincent W. - Local specialist: Erin Green

My wife and I are very grateful for the fantastic support we have received from Erin and the local guide Chhiring. They moved so rapidly, reorganizing our whole itenerary after it became evident we couldn't do the EBC + Gokyo tour anymore due to bad weather.

We decided to do the fantastic Annapurna Circuit. Definite hiking highlights here are the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, but for us, the experience is also elsewhere. For example, the fantastic food you eat on the way, meeting other... read more

My wife and I are very grateful for the fantastic support we have received from Erin and the local guide Chhiring. They moved so rapidly, reorganizing our whole itenerary after it became evident we couldn't do the EBC + Gokyo tour anymore due to bad weather.

We decided to do the fantastic Annapurna Circuit. Definite hiking highlights here are the Tilicho Lake and Thorong La Pass, but for us, the experience is also elsewhere. For example, the fantastic food you eat on the way, meeting other trekkers, the peace and calmness of life, no internet and mobile phone connection, and even the unfortunate event of blocked roads due to busses not being able to continue in the mud.

Throughout our trek, Erin was in close contact with our Guide Chhiring. To us, this just shows so much dedication to her profession and emotional connection. It goes therefore without saying that we are extremely happy with the great travelling experience and the fantastic support we received from Erin and Chhiring all the way through! Definitely recommend to go on tour with them!

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Vincent! Thanks so much for the review. Really glad you had a good experience overall with Chhiring and the whole team, and thanks to you so much for being so flexible! At the end of the day you went on a pretty sweet trek! Hope to see you back here one of these days :)

Pernelle

Trip to manang, Nepal - Oct 27 - Nov 8, 2018

Traveler: Pernelle V. - Local specialist: Erin Green

Our trip to Nepal was amazing! Erin did an excellent job of organising our trip, and responding to our queries. Our guides while up in the mountains, Pemba and Dawa, were incredible- kind, attentive and great company. Our stay in Manang was excellent- the views of the mountains there are beautiful and we hope that Hotel Mystic does very well, as they took very good care of us! Would happily recommend KimKim and Himalayan Trails to anyone else looking to do some trekking or exploring in Nepal! :)

Erin Green, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Pernelle! Thanks so much for your review. We all worked hard to get that trip together for you so you could rendezvous with your people in Manang. I'm so glad it worked out so well. I've shared your commendations with Pemba and Dawa and the rest of the team. We appreciate it and look forward to seeing you here again!

Nar phu valley trek - 9 days, Nepal - Nov 6 - Nov 14, 2018

Traveler: Josh T. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

As I only delt with Amanda online and very briefly in Nepal I gave 4 stars, this is not a reflection on her service as she was very helpful and easy to liaise with. I wanted to save the five star rating for our wonderful guide Sonam and porter Mik Ma (hope i spelt his name right). Everything was perfect. My first trek and apart from it hurting badly on my very sole it was awsome.. Josh

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for the review Josh, you guys did really well on a tough trek. The heros of our trips are always the guides and the people you meet along the way, great to hear that this was also the case for you with our lovely Sonam.

All the best,
Amanda

Culture, trekking and wildlife in nepal, Nepal - Oct 21 - Nov 7, 2018

Traveler: Beth H. - Local specialist: Mads Mathiasen

The brief for our trip was culture, trekking and wildlife. The itinerary was finalised months beforehand, apart from the very end which was subject to confirmation. Mads suggested various options for earlier in the trip depending on how we departed from Nepal but being realistic, this was never going to happen as it would have meant changing the whole itinerary. In the end, we agreed to go to Suklaphanta but this was the most disappointing part of the trip. October is the wrong time of... read more

The brief for our trip was culture, trekking and wildlife. The itinerary was finalised months beforehand, apart from the very end which was subject to confirmation. Mads suggested various options for earlier in the trip depending on how we departed from Nepal but being realistic, this was never going to happen as it would have meant changing the whole itinerary. In the end, we agreed to go to Suklaphanta but this was the most disappointing part of the trip. October is the wrong time of the year, apart from anything else.

Our main guide was very pleasant but as a trekking guide he didn't usually come in to museums with us and didn't seem particularly knowledgeable about flora and fauna. Lodge staff were all very helpful and nice and the guides were generally very good. We loved the scenery in the Annapurnas and seeing a tiger in Bardia was a highlight of the trip.

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

Traveler: Greville H. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Best,
Kripa

Inga

Balthali village trek - 5 days, Nepal - Oct 30 - Nov 5, 2018

Traveler: Inga H. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We were doing the EBC trail and had to be evacuated due to my husband getting high altitude sickness and sent a request on Kimkim for an alternative for the remainder of our stay in Nepal and got a promt response from Amanda with an excellent description of our trip and great service from her in all respects. We had a great experience, loved all the hotels on our route except one but I suspect that the options were rather limited as we booked our trip with almost no notice. The guide and porter were lovely, their English a little limited but that did not cause any problems.
A lovely time!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Inga, I'm glad it worked out, as you mentioned on short notice, so your time left in Nepal wasn't wasted after having to be evacuated from your other trek. Yes you're quite right that options for accommodation are limited in some places, particularly compared some of the resorts you stayed in which are very nice.
Thanks and until next time!
Amanda

Peter

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

Traveler: Peter S. - Local specialist: Kripa Sunuwar

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

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

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

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

Kripa Sunuwar, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Regards,
Kripa

Claire

Gokyo lakes trek, Nepal - Oct 13 - Oct 20, 2018

Traveler: Claire v. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We had a fantastic trek for our honeymoon and would highly recommend Amanda, our guide Tendu Sherpa and the entire Himalayan Trails team. Amanda was so responsive and helpful in planning our adventure - and went above and beyond to track down my bag that arrived late from our airlines and helicoptered it to the Himalayas to meet us a few days along our trek - really grateful! We have already recommended them to our friends!

Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hey Clare, many thanks for your 5 star review, I think it was part luck in being able to get your bag up to you, but 100% our pleasure!
Lovely to meet you both, thanks for the recommendation and we'd love to have you here again!

Cheers,
Amanda