we highly recommend this team for any trekkers who are planning this trip and definitely use them again in the future."
Let me begin with THE PROs:
The owner of the company, Surya, communicated via email with my husband for months. He was friendly and knowledgeable, and patiently responded to DOZENS of questions we had prior to even booking. He greeted us at our Kathmandu hotel upon arrival, checked on us through our guide’s cell phone during the trek, took us out for a fabulous traditional dinner after the trek was completed, and escorted us to the airport for our return trip home. We have zero issues with him and found his customer service to be exceptional.
Our guide, Ramish, was there to pick us up from the Kathmandu airport at the start of the trip. He took care of park entries/permits, transportation in and out of the Lukla airport, selecting a porter, and checking in to each tea house as required. He safely and successfully escorted us to Everest Base Camp and back.
Our satisfaction with our guide did not go beyond that.
We discovered quickly that our guide knew VERY little English, despite being promised an English-speaking guide. We had issues with communication from the very beginning, when we were startled by his allowing of strangers to handle our belongings between the airport to the taxi so they could then demand tipping. We were unable to ask many questions about Kathmandu and on the entire duration of the trek because he so rarely understood us. We would have loved to learn about the history, culture, mountain ranges, running of the tea houses, etc, as you would hope to learn from a local that you’d spend 12 straight days with, but this wasn’t possible. We were given no say in our lodgings and meals, as it became apparent that we were only being taken to tea houses owned by his friends and family. This meant that for the same cost to us, we often were staying in less clean and/or comfortable tea houses in each village. We had no false expectations of a luxurious trek, we had thoroughly researched what to expect and quickly learned quickly to treasure even the smallest amenities provided; but in chatting with fellow hikers we learned that they often had been provided better accommodations. We found ourselves envying other groups with fun, joking guides who played games and told stories and chatted with them in the evenings on what to expect the following day.
We were informed by the owner later on that he hires guides from a rotating list, and that Ramish was not a private employee of this individual booking company. Our trip was not ruined by our dissatisfaction with our guide, however we knew it could have been better, more social, and more informational. I think 4 out of 5 times the guides for this trek would have been excellent, we just happened to receive an average one. In summary, we would rate this trekking company five stars for the owner, and three stars for the guide that fell under his responsibility, hence our overall rating of four stars."
Along the whole trip, they took good care of us and had good communication with us. Highly recommend."
Himalayan Trekking & Tours (P) Ltd is a privately owned adventure travel company that specializes in providing its clients with high-quality trips to the Himalayas and the surrounding regions in Nepal. Founded in 2003 in Nepal, Himalayan Trekking and Tours company has more than a decade of experience in providing its clients with life lasting memories of their travels, tours, and adventures to the Himalayas and Nepal.
While Nepal is our primary destination, we also offer tours to Bhutan and Tibet – two other gems of the Himalayan range.
Our tour packages stretch from hiking, trekking, peak climbing and mountaineering to rafting, mountain biking and wildlife safaris. One of our greatest specialties also includes cultural tours around the heritage sites of each of these three countries.
Why book with Us
One of our core values is providing a personal touch to your travels. Our consultants are always in close contact with you from the day of first inquiry here via Bookmundi to the moment you get back to your home with proper information. For every trip inquiry, we make sure that we answer you within 24 hours, usually faster.
As a travel company we always ensure that the local communities that are a vital part of your adventure is supported. The type of tourism that we offer makes sure that it helps the local communities and keeps their surroundings and environment clean and healthy. In order to do so, we employ guides from local communities on a permanent basis so that they can sustain their families. Moreover, we make sure that a small amount of your travel charges goes to local schools. Had you not been there, it would not have been possible for someone to live a healthier life tomorrow. We request and encourage all our clients to donate old books, clothes and stationeries for the school children and local communities of the areas we travel to. Your happiness as a traveler and their happiness as hosts are of utmost importance to us.
Nature is very important to us. We take pride in a green sustainable approach, preserving the untouched and undisturbed nature of the Himalayas. We prefer offering our services in small groups in order to minimize and avoid any kind of disturbance to the nature and wildlife.
Responsible and sustainable travelling is one of the key elements of our corporate philosophy. That also means keeping ourselves and our customers updated with all the environmental and governmental policies, health issues, safety norms, and enhanced first-aid.
We always give first priority to our clients’ and guides’ safety. For your health and safety purposes we always keep ourselves updated with all the latest safety norms and first-aid kits. Healthy and hygienic food while on a trip is mandatory. Special considerations are always given to any kind of food allergies and special diets of our clients. Our experienced guides are professionally trained in providing emergency help as well, if needed.
Most travel agencies sell standard tours off brochures or mentioned in their website. We are different as we sell a lot of customised tours. We listen to what you want, finds the places and experiences that best suit your needs and generally treat your vacation like a once-in-a-lifetime journey. We believe in customizing every trip with the potential for extraordinary moments, linked by smooth logistics and 24/7 emergency support from your front door to Nepal, and home again. We do tailored tours because it makes all the difference to the memories you will treasure decades from today.
Financial security is very important when making travel arrangements. By booking all of your trips with us, and especially via Bookmundi, you benefit from our expertise and a single point of contact for all your arrangements.
We are a fully-bonded trek operator authorized by the Nepal Government, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Nepal Tourism Board, Industry Department, Company Registration Office, Nepal National Bank and the Taxation Office. We are also affiliated with several prestigious regulating bodies such as Nepal Association for Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP).
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