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I will not write much on the ABC trek itself, there are thousands of reviews written by other trekkers ... sceneries, lodging, food, etc ... It is a good track with beautiful sceneries. My review is on what I think makes the trip .... the company, the guide and the porter.
The 14 day Annapurna Circuit package exceeded all expectations as far as scenery and diversity of terrain (rain forest, snow capped mountain peaks, and desert) are concerned. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a Nepal trek.
EBC is really a tough and challenging journey......but you just can't resist yourself to challenge it!
Next, will be upper mustang!
Trek done mid-September. Very pleased with it. Showers of rain during the afternoon almost every day but no factor since we were already at the guesthouse. Stunning views from ABC in the morning at the base camp, clear skies with the sunrise, really worth it. Lovely people in Nepal, excellent food and good atmosphere while trekking.
We are so happy we choose to trek with Nepal Hiking Team. From the moment we landed in Kathmandu we were cared for. We were greeted by Ganga at the airport with a warm welcome. Ganga is a lovely genuine guy and wants you to feel comfortable. We were taken to our hotel and ran through the intinerary. The hotel was perfect and in a fab location, just at the top of the Thamel and everything from restaurants, shops, bars, German bakeries, cafes etc right on your doorstep. Our hotel jn Pohkara is was an excellent location aswell!
The trek was the perfect amount of time for us! Our guide, Paban, looked after us from start to finish. He was very patient with us, a lovely guy and he had a real passion for trekking which was lovely to see. Couldn't have asked for a nicer guide! Our porter Lalman was also lovely and helped us along the way aswell! We felt very comfortable with them and we had an awesome time!
We stayed in lovely guest/tea houses along the way which are standard but authentic and added to the whole trekking experience. All the guest houses are the same standard, some better than others. So if you're looking for luxury accommodation then maybe trekking isn't for you. Nepal Hiking Team choose the best ones and ones they have been using time and time again.
We took the Poonhill Trek in August.
I would recommend Nepal Hiking Team to everyone, amazing company and well run by lovely people! You'd be silly not to choose them!
Thanks for organizing my most unforgettable trek to Everest Base Camp. I inquired on quite a number of outfitters, and I can say I didn't make a mistake in choosing NHT. Their package is reasonably priced and their service is excellent. I have no complains on their choice of hotel in Kathmandu and lodges along the trek.
I have just got to say that these guys are amazing - safety, professionalism, caring and being accommodating are values these guys live by and it really puts your mind at ease. At points on the trek your body will work it’s hardest both mentally and physically, between my guide Bal and being in constant communication with Balaram (management)I was always aware that if an accident were to happen I would be taken care of. Even at the end of the trek Hari and Ganga went out of their way to help me explore the rest of Nepal at their own expense just to ensure I made the most of my trip. I cannot recommend these guys enough for any trekking and adventure related activities in Nepal!
We had an absolutely wonderful experience. They were very professional and helpful from the first contact to eventually leaving Nepal.
We missed our connecting flight from Kuala Lumpur through to Kathmandu, and were delayed by a full day. Our trip was simply rescheduled without any problem to us at all. They were amazing.
The guide we had for our Kathmandu tour, was extremely knowledgeable and informative and there were certainly a lot of interesting things to see and do in Kathmandu.
We then proceeded on our Manaslu Circuit Trek with our guide Bim and our porters. The guides and porters were informative, helpful, observant, and fun as well. The trek was definitely an experience of a lifetime; I would highly recommend it. The Larkye La Pass was at times strenuous, but Bim and our porters made sure that we were safe, had no altitude sickness and we were able to complete this challenging feat.
I just returned from the Annapurna Base Camp trek. I can't express my gratitude enough for their services. I was extremely impressed with the depth of their knowledge- not only the physical aspects of the trek, but also their knowledge of each village. They showed me many interesting sights that I could have easily missed had I been with someone less knowledgeable. They also had good insight on each village and it's inhabitants.
I trekked with NHT and the inimitable Balaram to Everest Base Camp in April 2016. Could not have asked for a better experience -- or a better price. The guides were attentive without being obtrusive and they made sure all our needs were met, not an easy task with a 12-person party of (for the most part) large personalities. I recommend Nepal Hiking Team unreservedly.
I recently returned from Nepal and prior to booking my trip I consulted with 8 different companies all with excellent trip advisor reviews. Upon communicating with all of them and negotiating a price I decided to go with Nepal Hiking team. I was not disappointed. I was welcomed after two days of flying to get to Kathmandu at 11:30 pm with plenty of smiles and a ride to the hotel from the airport. The EBC trek was amazing with Shiva as my guide. I was the only one in the group and he put so much effort in to making sure everything was well. He asked on numerous occasions if there was anything he could do to make my experience better, and every day we were hiking he consistently made sure I was doing okay. He reinforced the importance of going slow to avoid altitude sickness and we did. People finished an hour, 2 hours before us and some of those people ended up sick the following days, and Shiva called it. He said, "This is why we take our time, there is no rush for us." I felt accomplished making it to EBC, and I felt that Shiva played an important role in getting me there safe. I know Ganga and Hari are the guys running this company and I credit them for a job well done, but it also helps to have guides that are polite and put the client first. I hope they read this review and recognize Shiva for a job well done.
The Chitwan experience was also great. They arranged a bus for me and provided transport to the bus and to pick me up. The guide in Chitwan was knowledgeable and passionate about his job, which made it great for those visiting.
My package also included a Kathmandu site seeing tour, which provided me with a lot of information about Kathmandu and introduced me to some of the main sites. Some of which I revisited on my own time.
I would highly suggest booking with Nepal hiking team. They personally arranged a tour to me outside the dates on their website and I am sure if you have any requests they would be glad to arrange it for you. I wish this company the best, and I hope I can encourage readers to book with them.
I was not the one that did the research to pick this particular hiking team - but I sure am happy that my dad did! While it's fairly easy to buy The Lonely Planet and travel around Kathmandu with a book - it's not as easy to trek the mountains alone or reserve your visa for Bhutan. We hired the Nepal Hiking Team to do both with us and organize our trip to Bhutan. All of this would have been too time consuming if not impossible to plan on our own. There were certainly times when I felt like the team was showing us things that we would not have seen if it wasn't for their wisdom on the places itself. One thing that I can say for certain is that I have found memories, thanks to the organization and kind hearts of the men that were assigned to spend their time with us and it was a trip I will never forget!
Balaram Thapa and his team of four assistant guides were excellent in every respect. They met or exceeded all my expectations of quality of accommodation, food and caring level of service. The trek was challenging but Nepal Hiking Team made it easy for us. I would highly recommend them, if you were planning a visit Nepal.
My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of the just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.
It was difficult to choose a tour operator for our EBC trip, but after finally making a decision we were so glad we chose Nepal Hiking Team. Ganga was brilliant to deal with through the booking process and even transferred us from the airport to our hotel the day before our tour commenced. They really went the extra mile to make our experience as great as it could be and keep us safe too.
Highly professional from first contact through to departure. Beautiful caring staff who treated you with utmost respect and friendliness. Quality of the trek for the price could not have been beaten, did not want for more. We would have no hesitation in recommending Nepal Hiking Team.
We made a trip with people from Nepal Hiking Team. The time, witch we spend together was for us very pleasant, our guide Ram and porter Kumar were very kind and caring. With love we remember our Nepal adventure.
I used Nepal hiking Team for my Manaslu trek as I had previously engaged them before. They instilled great confidence in my group, some of whom had never trekked nor been to Nepal before. I wasn't disappointed and plan on engaging them again for a trek this year.
Just came back from an amazing and once in a lifetime trek to EBC with NHT! As a solo traveler I always felt taken care of and in safe hands upon arrival to Kathmandu all the way through my return to the airport.
Ganga was always very prompt and professional with my questions before my departure and very helpful and hospitable while in Kathmandu. I loved the fact that our hotel in Kathmandu was a quick walk away from the famous Thamel shopping area!
Deepak was my guide on the trek and I couldn't have imagined anyone else better for me! He was very fun, cracked jokes, and always tried to make me feel as comfortable as possible. But, more importantly, he always made sure I was feeling well and taken care of on the mountain. Always asking how I felt during and after the days trek to make sure I wasn't in any medical danger. When I did get quite ill from the altitude Deepak had medication to help me.
I had a great experience with NHT and would book with them on my next travels to Nepal!