We loved visiting Nepal! - Apr 29 - May 10, 2022

Traveler: Katherine C. - Local specialist: Amanda Delecca

We enjoyed everything about our first trip to Nepal! Actually, my husband had been to Nepal on business, but this was his first trip where he was able to mix business with pleasure. Kimkim, Himalayan Trails, and Amanda helped us from our first thought of "We want to see Nepal" to the finished product. We toured Kathmandu and its UNESCO heritage sites with our wonderful guide, Pratikshya; we trekked the area surrounding Pokhara with expert trekking guide Naresh; we toured Chitwan National Park with the folks at Jungle Villa. Himalayan Trails took care of us always, arranging our transfers, tours, hotels, flights, Covid tests, etc. We highly recommend using their expertise to plan your trip to Nepal. Some of our highlights and favorites: we loved our 'luxury lodges' on our trek with happy hour, delicious farm-to-table cooking, and comfortable rooms - a great complement to the fabulous Nepali mountain scenery and the welcoming nature of the Gurung people (hint: prepare physically for your Nepal trek - it's more strenuous than most hiking in the USA). It was wonderful to visit Chitwan National park and the Tharu people; we saw rhinoceros, small animals, and birds (the tour on the previous day saw sloth bear). And, of course, Kathmandu is a treat - a mix of history, art, culture, religion with so much to see and do. All in all, we had a wonderful experience thanks to Amanda, our guides, and the lovely people of Nepal.

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Amanda Delecca, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for your 5 star review Kathy, I'm so glad your trip finally worked out, even with 2 covid years in between and it was great to meet you both in Kathmandu! You're quite right that 'Himalayan easy' trekking is different to 'easy' in other places - there proportions of the terrain here always has challenges.

Thanks for being wonderful guests!

Cheers,
Amanda