Our 2-week trek through the Annapurna Circuit late February to early March was abosultely a dream come true. Despite our last minute planning, Saran accomodated us with everything we needed, including guiding experience, wisdom of the mountains and its weather conditions, and most importantly, with knowledge of High Altitude Sickness (HAS) and its symptoms. We were especially worried about HAS, because we had some in-experienced trekkers among us, but Saran never missed a day in asking us about our condition and took appropriate measures when symptoms of HAS appeared. He also did an amazing job of keeping us from worrying too much as we were quite the worry-warts. Most importantly, Saran was our best friend for the 2-weeks; we enjoyed every minute of playing cards, singing songs, dancing, and making jokes with him (in both English and Japanese)! I hope to come back and trek again with The Nepal Trekking Company. 100% recommend!
A Dream Come True
We had a great time in Kathmandu and a fantastic Everest Base Camp Trek. We loved the farewell dinner, it was not only delicious but also very entertaining. We made friends with many lovely people during our trip.Thank-you to our guide Saran who was not only knowledgeable but also very patient, caring and funny. Thank-you to our hard-working porters who tirelessly carried our gears. Thank-you to the staff at hotel Thamel. Thank-you to all Nepalese people especially the Sherpa people for your warm welcome and gracious hospitality. Tri & Aaron
Santosh is an amazing guide! He is a lovely person and is very knowledgeable and well prepared on the mountain. I took a tour with him to Mount Everest Base Camp last year and he was incredibly encouraging and patient. We had such a great time laughing and hanging out on the trail and in the teahouses. He also knew exactly what to do and how to support me when I got sick. You can trust him in the best and the worst of situations to be right by your side and doing the best that he can. If you come to Nepal to go trekking, there is no better choice! Choose Santosh and the Nepal Trekking Company! Visited April 2015
“The Best Experience of Your Life!”
I arrived at Kathmandu with my travel mate, and we didn't know much about how to get a trekking trip - we had been corresponding with Santosh (our guide) from home - but also wanted to look around for ourselves. After a couple of hours searching, and a meeting with Santosh, it was clear that the best and most profitable trek was with Santosh's company. Coincidentally our trek were to start just a couple of days after Santosh's brother in law where to be married, in their village near Gorkha. Santosh asked us if we would like to attend this wedding, which would last for three days. We kindly accepted the offer (free of charge) and went with Santosh to his village. The days we spent in his village was a great experience, and we were treated very good by all of his family, and got to sleep in the nicest bedroom of his mothers house. When the trek started we were pretty exited to get to see the beautiful landscapes of the Annapurna Valley - which rose way above our expectations when we finally got there. The trek we wanted to go on was actually a 11-13 days trek, but we had a limited amount of time in Nepal, so we didn't want to spend more than 9 days on it - Santosh told us it was no problem, that we just had to walk a bit more. Well we did walk a bit more! It was one of the toughest things i've ever done - but throughout the day we would joke with Santosh, have some breaks, and when we were dying of exhaustion, Santosh was a good pacer. At the end of every day, when we reached our checkpoint we would settle in at our rooms, and then go to the dinning hall to drink tea and play local card games (which Santosh and his family had learnt us) with Santosh and our carrier Ori - it was some very enjoyable evenings! So to sum up my recommendation: I had an extraordinary experience partly because of the setting, and the beautiful things we saw - but multiplied by our charismatic, always friendly and funny guide AND carrier. As a last point I would like to emphasize Santosh's English - which is very good, and understandable - I noticed this is not a standard for all of the trekking companies - AND the social nature of Santosh and Ori - in mingling with us before dinner, playing cards, having fun during the day - was way beyond any of the other guides or carriers of the other companies.
“Extraordinary experience combined with the perfect guide”
My friend and I decided to book a last minute trip to Nepal in 2013 and turned out to be a great decision because we had an absolutely amazing experience! The main highlight of our trip was the 5 day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek that we did under the expert guidance of Santosh at The Nepal Trekking Company. He organised everything you could think of for us so we didn't have to worry about anything apart from taking in the amazing views. He was extremely knowledgable about all the surrounding areas and we learnt a great deal from him. Not just all the nature and environment, but also a lot about life in Nepal. The extra things that Santosh did that he wasn't obligated to do made such a difference that we really weren't expecting. He helped us book paragliding in Pokhara and negotiated a better rate for us, and also did the same when we needed to exchange money. Also, when we returned to Kathmandu, he took the time out of his day to come and meet us and introduced us to his wife and beautiful baby daughter and then cooked us a traditional dal baht meal. I could not recommend taking a trip to Nepal enough and look no further than The Nepal Trekking Company to arrange any activities that you'd like to do. We hired a guide but came away with a great friend!
“Trip of a lifetime!”
"I would highly recommend Santosh and the team if you are looking to take a trip to Nepal. He is friendly, knowledgeable and will leave you worry free on your trip. We took a tour in October 2015. On this trip we only did some shorter tours waking up early in the morning to do a short trek to see the Sunrise over the Annapurna Mountains at Nagarkot which was spectacular. We were also taken around all the sights of Kathmandu, which was extremely interesting. And to complete the trip we did an Everest flight which was arranged without any worry from our side. We plan to come back in 2016 to do a longer trek, and we will be sure to contact Santosh to arrange this."
Unforgetable and awesome time in Nepal with Santosh- me and Aleksandra
I had an incredible experience hiking the trail to Everest Base Camp with Santosh in April, 2015. The trek itself is challenging but never overwhelming -- a consistent good exercise among the most beautiful scenery in the entire world. I have raved about the time to friends and family, and the memories I had along the way have not left the forefront of my brain. I had moments of enlightenment, serenity, contemplation, emotion, and wonderment along our 12 day trip. The hike is suitable for people of any age who are in good physical health and can handle walking (mostly) uphill for 5-8 hours in a day. Our pace was accommodated by our wonderful guide, Santosh. He has a natural calming presence about him, which is extremely helpful for any times where the trek feels more strenuous. He made sure to care for us every step of the way, never pushing us but giving us the gentle motivation we needed to continue in the tough times. He explained the context of everything we saw along the way, and was funny and considerate all through. Anytime I come back to Nepal, I will always contact Santosh to organize a trek again. Thank you so much my friend! -Brian, USA, 2015
Hope to see you again soon! Good luck with the business — I will refer everyone I know to trek with you!
Santosh and the team did a phenomenal job getting our group of four to Everest Base camp. My husband was suffering from a painful chest infection when we began the trek. Without Santosh Adhikari expert care we never would have had this achievment together. He was also able to manage the different skill levels, personalities and tastes effortlessly which left the entire group happy with his service. I plan to return to Nepal to trek with Santosh and his team agin. We highly recommend him. Feel free to contact on facebook to verify this testimonial. Angela Irving www.advancedbusinessabilities.com
Great company and their team
In 2013 we visited the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. In our inn we have met some guys from the trekking agency The Nepal Trekking Company .Convinced us to take a trip in the Annapurna region for 7 days. This trip was full of surprises and relaxation. We had an amazing time and I can recommend it to everyone who is staying in Nepal. Especially in the low rainy season it is extraordinary how many peace you can find up in these hills. The trekking is available for all ages and not that exhausting, but amazing and beautiful instead. With kind regards, Tim Ketelaars & Sam Robroek