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Responsible Treks

Responsible Treks is a local travel company based in Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal. The organization was founded by a group of individual’s from Nyinba-Humla with a passion to develop and share their homelands & mountain regions. Their innovative spirit and passion for adventure are professionally complemented by meticulous research & planning along with their 15 yrs industry experience.

At Responsible Treks we share an abiding passion for our homeland; while growing up we listened with great admiration to the tales & songs of our forefathers, who by foot & horseback followed the ancient salt trading routes across the Himalayan sub-continent. It was this allure of discovery that fired our imagination & propelled us to act, thus founding Responsible Treks in Dec 2009.
With passion; field expertise and intimate local knowledge, we come together to offer you an opportunity to travel within the remote regions of this country whilst providing support to the people that need it most. SNV (a Dutch International Development Organization) estimates that less than 1% of tourism revenues in Nepal actually reach the most in-need & remote rural areas; a statistic which we are committed to improving.

Our mission is to promote responsible travel as we care about the environment. We are serious about preserving and promoting local cultures. Most importantly we work directly with the host communities ensuring that tourism benefits everyone.

Featured trips & expertise

Locals, Horse and Langtang Lirung
Langtang, Gosaikunda & Helambu Trek - 17 Days

This two-and-a-half-week trek through Langtang and Helambu is one of the most spectacular Nepal has to offer. Just north of the Kathmandu Valley, this route is classified as moderate and will take you from the banks of the Bhote Kosi River through the Langtang Valley to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake and the Hyolmo villages of Helambu. You'll see expansive mountain views, travel through lush forests and sleep in Nepali tea houses on this Himalayan adventure.

Phoksundo Lake in  Dolpo District
Phoksundo Lake Trek – 10 Days

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

Yamdruk Tso-Lake
Discover Tibet - 6 Days

Go on an adventure at the top of the world and let ancient Tibetan myths and mysteries enchant you. This 6-day tour includes a thorough cultural and historical exploration of Tibet's capital, Lhasa, and surrounding areas. You'll also get a taste of nature with a trip south to the pristine freshwaters of Yamdrok Lake.

Nyinba valley with Karnali River
Western Nepal Homestay Trek with Bardia Safari - 12 Days

Humla is a remote region of Western Nepal, and this trip takes you trekking through its river valleys and high peaks, with homestays in traditional Buddhist villages along the way. After your memorable trekking adventures, experience a change of pace in Bardia National Park, where you'll spend your time spotting native wildlife species, before ending your trip in bustling Kathmandu.

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

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

Evenings views of Mt. Machapuchare
Mardi Himal Trek - 12 Days

Few trekkers make their way to the base of spectacular Mardi Himal and the beautiful and imposing Machapuchhre, but this stunning route is quickly gaining popularity. Less challenging than the trek to nearby Annapurna Base Camp yet just as beautiful, this 12-day adventure belongs on the itinerary of anyone looking for a literal off-the-beaten-path trek in Nepal.

Recent Trip Reviews for Responsible Treks

Ziyad

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Apr 21 - Apr 24, 2019

Traveler: Ziyad H. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

From the beginning of contacting Kimkim till the end, we had an amazing trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Thank you to Chhewang for the preliminary interaction and for responding to all our queries in a timely and informative manner. We were lucky to have Rikzin Lama as our guide. He was helpful, knowledgable, professional and very easy going. Our porter Bharat was a great travel companion and helped us at every occasion he can. We are ever grateful to Rikzin and Bharat who have... read more

From the beginning of contacting Kimkim till the end, we had an amazing trekking experience in the Annapurna region. Thank you to Chhewang for the preliminary interaction and for responding to all our queries in a timely and informative manner. We were lucky to have Rikzin Lama as our guide. He was helpful, knowledgable, professional and very easy going. Our porter Bharat was a great travel companion and helped us at every occasion he can. We are ever grateful to Rikzin and Bharat who have made this trip such a memorable experience we will cherish for a very long time. I highly recommend them without any hesitation to anyone to wants to have a stress free trekking in Nepal.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ziyad and Atif ,

Thanks so much for your review, and extremely glad that you had an amazing trekking experiences with our guide Rikzin and Bharat.

Hope you come to Nepal again ? May be for Everest !

Cheers !!!

Shaun

Nepal 7-10 days kathmandu valley-pokhara (add india 2-3 days), Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2019

Traveler: Shaun S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

My Father-In-Law and I had a fantastic trip to Nepal! I want to thank Kim Kim for providing an excellent platform for planning and communication. The are no words for how wonderful Kunchok and the Responsible Treks Team were. Everyone was very patient, flexible, and attentive to our varying interests and needs. Our trip was a whirlwind Buddhist pilgrimage/sight-seeing adventure/cultural experience/trek--in the Kathmandu Valley area, Bandipur, Pokhara, and Annapurna. The guides Raman and... read more

My Father-In-Law and I had a fantastic trip to Nepal! I want to thank Kim Kim for providing an excellent platform for planning and communication. The are no words for how wonderful Kunchok and the Responsible Treks Team were. Everyone was very patient, flexible, and attentive to our varying interests and needs. Our trip was a whirlwind Buddhist pilgrimage/sight-seeing adventure/cultural experience/trek--in the Kathmandu Valley area, Bandipur, Pokhara, and Annapurna. The guides Raman and Pratiksha provided unparalleled expertise and good company. Our trekking guide Chhiring became like a new brother to me. He really went out of his way to share and shape my experience. I hope to return as soon as I can! Thank you for sharing your beautiful country with me.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi David
Thank you so much for the wonderful words! I am happy to know you enjoyed our service. Chhiring told me about how close he became with you guys.
Your comments towards our team members are certainly going to make them excited and will motivate them to do more on their areas of clients service experiences.
We thank you once again for choosing Responsible Treks and Kimkim on your recent trip to Nepal and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Best Regards
Kunchok

Nepal 7-10 days kathmandu valley-pokhara (add india 2-3 days), Nepal - Mar 10 - Mar 22, 2019

Traveler: Donald W. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

It was a great trip. Everyone was super nice, the weather was great, and all the guides and drivers were very attentive.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Donald and David
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Kimkim community.
I have gladly noted your warm compliments towards our staffs and service.
I am delighted that the weather did favored you well.

Thank you for choosing Responsible Treks and Kimkim . we look forward to hosting you again in near future..

Tashi Delek !

Kunchok

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Mar 14 - Mar 14, 2019

Traveler: Bernard D. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Kesaeb was great - always had my back - very friendly and knew his stuff concerning the trek and tea houses - a very knowledgeable and personable person and always on time - if I come back again I’ll definitly your organization again and ask for Kesaeb as my guide - take care - enjoy

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bernard .
Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and positive review. . I’m sure our entire staffs enjoyed assisting to your needs as much as you enjoyed your trip . Assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team especially to Keshab .
We thank you once again for choosing Responsible Treks and Kimkim on your recent trip to Nepal and we are looking forward to welcoming you back in near future.

Take care!

Kunchok

Luxury trekking in the everest region - 9 days, Nepal - Dec 28 - Jan 6, 2019

Traveler: Patrice S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

We were looking for an adventure in the Himalayas. We had a fabulous one! From the very beginning, Kunchok made sure that everything was planned and organized the right way. He took all our needs into consideration and was extremely patient and helpful. In Nepal, he treated us like royalty. Once in Nepal, Sonam turned out to be much more than a very resourceful guide. He became a brother whose company we will miss. Both Kunchok and Sonam are top-notched individuals. Too bad Nepal and our... read more

We were looking for an adventure in the Himalayas. We had a fabulous one! From the very beginning, Kunchok made sure that everything was planned and organized the right way. He took all our needs into consideration and was extremely patient and helpful. In Nepal, he treated us like royalty. Once in Nepal, Sonam turned out to be much more than a very resourceful guide. He became a brother whose company we will miss. Both Kunchok and Sonam are top-notched individuals. Too bad Nepal and our new friends are so far away.

As far as Kimkim is concerned, it would be better to think client happiness first, not information systems. Please get rid of these annoying cold-hearted computer-generated messages. You can do better on that front. Thank you for recommending Kunchok and his company to us. We are extremely grateful!

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Patrice
Thank you for your review. Please know that we always intend to deliver exceptional experience to all of our guests, it is a pleasure to read that we succeeded in our mission.
Rest assured that your kind words have been relayed to our entire team especially Sonam.
We very much look forward to welcoming you and your son to Nepal in near future for longer period of time !

Cheers
Kunchok

Antony

Role of your local guide in nepal, Nepal - Nov 13 - Nov 27, 2018

Traveler: Antony B. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Alex at Kimkim was very helpful with the initial enquiry, putting me in touch with Kunchok Nima of Responsible Treks.

Kunchok dealt very patiently with my many questions and several changes of plan and dates. All the arrangements he made for me worked out very smoothly.

On the trek I was guided by Gyaljan Lama and Keshab Magar. They were patient, kind and helpful, and spoke excellent English. Hopefully they will remember 'undulating' and 'clearing', which I suggested they add to their... read more

Alex at Kimkim was very helpful with the initial enquiry, putting me in touch with Kunchok Nima of Responsible Treks.

Kunchok dealt very patiently with my many questions and several changes of plan and dates. All the arrangements he made for me worked out very smoothly.

On the trek I was guided by Gyaljan Lama and Keshab Magar. They were patient, kind and helpful, and spoke excellent English. Hopefully they will remember 'undulating' and 'clearing', which I suggested they add to their already amazing vocabulary! Their help and encouragement got me up to Khayer Tal, an exhausting but spectacular 11 hour round trip from Kopra Danda lodge.

My favourite village? Swanta, where I spent a rest day!

Thank you Alex, Kuncholk, Gyaljan and Keshab. Maybe see you again one day, for Humla or Kanchengjunga...

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Antony
Thank you very much for your wonderful Review . It was our pleasure to host you to the Himalayas. Details of your feedback be it in regards to our service, the language , patience of guides , the beauty of mountains and villages and our personalized service is highly appreciated.

I am delighted to learn that you had a great trip with us . Our priority is to always deliver an exceptional experience to all of our clients and to hear that your experience mirrors this ambition... read more

Hi Antony
Thank you very much for your wonderful Review . It was our pleasure to host you to the Himalayas. Details of your feedback be it in regards to our service, the language , patience of guides , the beauty of mountains and villages and our personalized service is highly appreciated.

I am delighted to learn that you had a great trip with us . Our priority is to always deliver an exceptional experience to all of our clients and to hear that your experience mirrors this ambition is truly wonderful so thank you again for sharing.
We truly look forward to welcoming you to Nepal again in near future ... for Humla or Kanchengjunga...!

Cheers
Kunchok

Trekking - 10 days, Nepal - Oct 17 - Oct 30, 2018

Traveler: Charlotte N. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We went to Langtang for 14 days in October and we had fabulous trip. We had not tried trekking before but Chhewang was very helpful in the planning of the trip and answered all our questions with short response time. We had a guide, Keshab, and two porters, Michael Bro and Ganesh, and they were also fabulous: very friendly, professional and with a good sense of humour. Langtang was beautiful and it was not overly crowded with other tourists. We can highly recommend Langtang, Kimkim and the whole package.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Charlotte, Elisabeth and Catrine

Many thanks for trekking with us. Our guide and porters really had good time with you all. We appreciate your support to Langtang for an effort to revive tourism, as you said its a beautiful trek, your visit have also provide vital support for local livelihoods.

We look forward to arrange more trekking holidays in Nepal !

Cheers- Chhewang & Team

Shawn

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

Traveler: Shawn C. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All the best,

Shawn W. Crispin

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers
Kunchok

Emma

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Oct 16 - Nov 1, 2018

Traveler: Emma S. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We trekked the Langtang-Gosaikunda-Helambu route for 2 weeks with our Nepalese guide Dawa and porter Renjen. The trip was absolutely amazing: stunning views, friendly people, interesting culture! We felt safe and welcome from day one until the end.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks Emma for taking the time to review . Glad to hear that you had an amazing trip. We look forward to hosting your another adventures in Nepal in future.

Cheers- Chhewang & Team

Amanda

Nepal holiday with trekking, Nepal - Oct 17 - Oct 30, 2018

Traveler: Amanda D. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We had a wonderful time with Responsible Treks!

Responsible Treks is a great touring company with a respectable business model and mission. By mainly hiring employees from a single, impoverished village high in the Himalayas, they are providing a way for members of the village to earn a living outside of the mountains. Our guide was Sonam and our porter was the famous dancing and singing Nirmal.

Our trek was a 7-day/6-night hike through the south Annapurna Conservation area. The highlight... read more

We had a wonderful time with Responsible Treks!

Responsible Treks is a great touring company with a respectable business model and mission. By mainly hiring employees from a single, impoverished village high in the Himalayas, they are providing a way for members of the village to earn a living outside of the mountains. Our guide was Sonam and our porter was the famous dancing and singing Nirmal.

Our trek was a 7-day/6-night hike through the south Annapurna Conservation area. The highlight of the trip was being on top of Poon Hill for the morning sunrise! If the afternoon weather was clear, we would have tried to climb up for sunset instead - the mornings can be very crowded with fellow tourists. However, it was still well worth the climb.

We would choose Responsible Treks again!

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Amanda and Richard - thank you so much for your feedback!
Really happy to read that your trip was wonderful. We were all happy to meet and host you.

We wish you all the best for your world tour !

Namaste And Tashi Delek !

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Oct 20 - Oct 27, 2018

Traveler: chloe l. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We were having company trip to Nepal and we are really satisfied with the service provided by Nima and Chhewang. We couldnt describe how wonderful and how professional this travel company is. Firstly the recommended travel plan was suited to our group of people. And both Nima and Chhewang always give fast response before and during the trip. They answered our thousands of question patiently. During the trip, our tour guide Nima was good at forming a joyful atmosphere and able to identify our... read more

We were having company trip to Nepal and we are really satisfied with the service provided by Nima and Chhewang. We couldnt describe how wonderful and how professional this travel company is. Firstly the recommended travel plan was suited to our group of people. And both Nima and Chhewang always give fast response before and during the trip. They answered our thousands of question patiently. During the trip, our tour guide Nima was good at forming a joyful atmosphere and able to identify our needs and reacted accordingly. We went to Kathmandu and Pokhara, having river rafting, paragliding and trekking to Australian Base Camp. We had an absolutely incredible trip that was very low stress due to the tremendous effort of the travel team. If you are looking for a memorable and wonderful trip in Nepal, I am sure they are the best choice.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Many Thanks Chloe for taking the time to review . Glad to hear that you had a wonderful trip. Hope to see you and your company friends for your next holiday!

Cheers- Chhewang & Team

Phil

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

Traveler: Phil T. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

Had a great time.
Beautiful country & beautiful people.

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

I look forward welcoming you back in near future.

Regards
Kunchok

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

Traveler: Kelsey R. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

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

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kelsey and Mathew
Greetings

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

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

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

Regards
Kunchok

Jomsom muktinath trek, Nepal - Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2018

Traveler: Shawn C. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

My wife and I recently traveled to Nepal on our honeymoon to explore part of the mustang region. We were looking for adventure, culture and scenery. Our guide Thinley and the whole team from Responsible Treks gave us a wonderful adventure. Nepal is such a beautiful country rich in history, culture and spirit, and the mustang region was just as breathtaking as we had hoped it would be. Even with the monsoon weather providing us with a range of obstacles, the Responsible Treks team worked... read more

My wife and I recently traveled to Nepal on our honeymoon to explore part of the mustang region. We were looking for adventure, culture and scenery. Our guide Thinley and the whole team from Responsible Treks gave us a wonderful adventure. Nepal is such a beautiful country rich in history, culture and spirit, and the mustang region was just as breathtaking as we had hoped it would be. Even with the monsoon weather providing us with a range of obstacles, the Responsible Treks team worked diligently to find solutions to each obstacle and succeeded in giving us an adventure that we will always remember.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Shawn,
Thank you for your sincere and marvelous review.

On behalf of the entire Responsible Trek team, I thank you for taking time to share your kind opinion of your trip. It was such a pleasure to read that you had a great service experience with us. Our priority is to always make our guest’s holiday smooth and relaxing in as far as possible, even in the most difficult situation. Sorry as I was not there at the end to meet you.

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

Hi Shawn,
Thank you for your sincere and marvelous review.

On behalf of the entire Responsible Trek team, I thank you for taking time to share your kind opinion of your trip. It was such a pleasure to read that you had a great service experience with us. Our priority is to always make our guest’s holiday smooth and relaxing in as far as possible, even in the most difficult situation. Sorry as I was not there at the end to meet you.

Be assured that your warm review has been relayed to our staff Nima, Thinley and all the staffs.

It was our pleasure to meet you both and host your adventure honeymoon trip.

We look forward to welcoming you to Nepal in near future with much better weather!

Cheers

Trip to nepal, Nepal - Jul 16 - Jul 30, 2018

Traveler: Chris C. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

We had a wonderful experience in Nepal, and I can't say enough great things about Chhewang and Sonam from Responsible Treks. This was our first time to Nepal, and Chhewang was extremely helpful in designing the perfect itinerary for us. He assessed our capabilities and interests, and proposed several options. He was patient and responsive with our questions and flexible to meet our needs at every step.

We trekked the remote region of Nar and Phu, and then part of the Annapurna Circuit. We... read more

We had a wonderful experience in Nepal, and I can't say enough great things about Chhewang and Sonam from Responsible Treks. This was our first time to Nepal, and Chhewang was extremely helpful in designing the perfect itinerary for us. He assessed our capabilities and interests, and proposed several options. He was patient and responsive with our questions and flexible to meet our needs at every step.

We trekked the remote region of Nar and Phu, and then part of the Annapurna Circuit. We had a day in Kathmandu before and again after trekking. For us, this was the perfect balance of varied landscapes, authentic cultural experiences, and "off the beaten path" trekking. We were hesitant to visit during the monsoon, but would do so again in an instant. Many areas we trekked were in the "rain shadow" and so we had plenty of sun, in addition to enjoying the lush green landscape and "off season" quiet serenity this time of year.

Our guide, Sonam, is the best of the best. He took great care of us including getting us safely over two high mountain passes, taught us so much about the landscape and local culture, and made every day fun. He went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, making tweaks to our itinerary based on how we were feeling. The trek was a great value and Sonam consistently looked out for us to ensure we had the best treatment at teahouses. My wife celebrated a birthday during our trek, and he worked with the locals to surprise her with a cake!

This was our first time using kimkim. The experience was wonderful, the fees were transparent and, most importantly, they connected us with an excellent local partner for our trip.

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Chris and Sophia,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed feedback. It was indeed pleasure hosting you both. It was our good karma to meet you though KimKim.

Great to hear that Sonam was super guide, he is still learning and will do even better. I shared your review with all of our office team and we are all inspired.

Once again! Many thanks for the honest review, looking forward to host your another adventure in the Himalayas, all the best!

Cheers,

Chhewang

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

Traveler: Christian S. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

Cheers
Kunchok

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

Traveler: Travis R. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Travis
Greetings !

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

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

Dear Travis
Greetings !

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

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

Warm Regards

Kunchok

David

Trip to nepal, Nepal - May 11 - May 18, 2018

Traveler: David M. - Local specialist: Chhewang Lama

I cannot say enough about the awesome Nepal trek we recently competed that was booked through KimKim with Responsible Treks. From our first interactions, KimKim identified the type of trip we were interested in, the specific dates we were available and matched us with a trekking company and a trek that fit our skill level and expectations.

The trip itself exceeded our expectations on all fronts. The communications we received via KimKim's platform helped us plan our trip, get a great... read more

I cannot say enough about the awesome Nepal trek we recently competed that was booked through KimKim with Responsible Treks. From our first interactions, KimKim identified the type of trip we were interested in, the specific dates we were available and matched us with a trekking company and a trek that fit our skill level and expectations.

The trip itself exceeded our expectations on all fronts. The communications we received via KimKim's platform helped us plan our trip, get a great sense of what to expect each day, and to pack accordingly. The information and communications we received on the front end alleviated any trip anxiety we may have had. Chhewang, our trip organizer with Responsible Treks, met us at the airport in Kathmandu and rode with us to our hotel where we met with our trek guide, Sonam. We discussed the trek and generally what to expect. Our trek started the next morning where we met our porter, Chhiring T. Over the course of our trek, whether in airports, check points, tea houses or lodges Sonam and Chhiring T took care of us and ensured we had the best trek possible. Upon our return to Kathmandu we met for dinner with our trip organizer Chhewang from Responsible Treks and our trekking crew for a traditional Nepalese dinner - an awesome ending to our trip. We were picked up the next day and escorted to the airport for our flights home.

Again, we had a great trip and trek and no detail was left to chance - the KimKim platform and team matched us up with exactly what we were looking for in a trip and Responsible Treks and their team took care of us and ensured our trip was a success.

We give KimKim and Responsible Treks 5 stars - and two thumbs up!!

Chhewang Lama, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi David & Michael


Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed feedback. It was indeed pleasure hosting you both. Despites bad weather, we are delighted to learn that you fully enjoyed your overall trip to Nepal.

Rest assured that your kind words have been happily shared with our entire team especially to our lead guide Sonam and C.T. Lama
Thank you once again and we look forward welcoming you back soon ... maybe for another adventure in the Himalayas

Namaste and Tashi Delek !

Chhewang

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

Traveler: Wendell B. - Local specialist: Kunchok Nima

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

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

Kunchok Nima, local specialist, responded to this review:

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

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

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

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

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

Cheers
Kunchok Nima