Nar & Phu Trekking
thank you so much for organizing our trip Nar And Phu Valley, we had very good time with our guide Bir Gurung, I will recommend Nepal Wilderness trekking and guide Bir Gurung.
Nar Phu Trek is wonderful Trekking,
our Guide Lal Gurung and Porter Dev Raj lead us Nar Phu Trek, it was wonderful very nice hidden valley trek of Annapurna area, we have been almost every trekking region in Nepal, but we love so much Nar Phu Trek less crowded, it is similar to Tibet and people are very friendly, Nar Village is nice and Phu is also nice and historical Buddhism monastery and typical old Gompa, we enjoy so much doing this trekking, Nepal Wilderness Trekking agency is well organize trekking agency and fast response, we already finalized for our next trip with Nepal Wilderness Trekking, Mr Himal Ghale.
Thank you so much Nepal Wilderness trekking guide Team, we had a great time to Annapurna Base Camp 7 days trekking, it was matching with our time itinerary. I still miss you our guide “Lal Gurung” he is a great guide and fluent English and also many customer trekking Review, I love Annapurna Base Camp and want more time to stay but unfortunately tiny time, I love food of hotel Gangapurna at MBC lunch and Hotel snow land in ABC.
Recently we did Annapurna base camp trek 7 days with Nepal Wilderness trekking Agency Team, it was very beautiful time with our guide Ghale and porter Laxman, thank you so much for making easy our trip and best service and take care of us all the time, we recommend Nepal Wilderness trekking agency without any hesitations and we also come back to do other trekking in the futures.
I used Himal to organize a porter and book my flights to Lukla. When I arrived in Kathmandu I went to his office, paid for the flight, received the tickets and told me a porter would be waiting for me when I arrived at Lukla airport – which he was (even though I arrived 6hrs late). I requested a porter that could speak some English which is what I got (around $US18 a day and he carried the 20kg for me and my friend). He was fine – he walked on ahead and had organized accommodation by the time we arrived in each village.
But if you need a guide or anything else in any region in Nepal, Himal can sort it out. I found him professional and efficient. Surprisingly so – it was a leap of faith to use his service as I found him on the internet as I just needed a porter and the flights, not a whole tour and wanted to do it really cheap, on our own so we could go at our own pace. Himal organized this for us.
My advice to anyone doing Everest Base Camp trek, get a porter, drink 5 litres of water a day, and add in an extra day on the trek. I added in 3 extra days, went slower and we didn’t even have a headache.
I definitely recommend using Himal. He made my trek stress free and organized everything for when I arrived in Nepal.
Gokyo valley Chola Pass trekking wonderful Everest and Makalu Peak View from Gokyo Ri, at 2016 Oct, guide Dewan Rai and Porter Bikram Tamang, Subash rai, it was nice trekking and familiar guide and porters, every evening card trick make us refresh our journey, thank you Nepal Wilderness Trekking guide Team, we thoroughly recommend our friend to Nepal Wilderness trekking agency for trekking to Everest Gokyo Valley, we also love to back in the futures to do Annapurna Base Camp.
Mera peak from Khare to summit with climbing guide Asman Tamang 2016 with Nepal wilderness Trekking agency, it was great timing our group fist on the top in mass climbers, we really appreciated with Mr Himal Ghale and NWT Team, thank you again and see you next time in Nepal another peak climbing.
Heidi and I think back to our trek to Everest base camp and wish to return again in the future. Your service was perfect, and we couldn’t have been happier.
We would like to write a testimonial for you, your company, and for Ambar. Should we write the testimonial in an email to you, or should we write it somewhere on your website? What is your website? I lost the information in my travels.
Lastly, I have some pictures that I would like printed and sent to Ambar. I would be happy to pay for the cost of printing the pictures, and any cost associated with having them sent to Ambar. Could you help us by having them printed locally and sent?
Thank you again for the amazing experience.
Our trip with Prakash over Cho La and Renjo La was wonderful! We were very happy with the service and support that Prakash delivered. He has a bright future and is definitely suited to his role as guide. Even though we only needed his services as a porter, we would recommend him to anyone as a guide due to his professional attitude and excellent English.
I will be very happy to provide a testimonial in the near future and look forward to using your services again in the future.
Until then, may you have good health and good fortune
Nepal Wilderness Trekking taking care of our trekking to Gokyo Ri trek, I had a lovely time experiencing the cool air, beautiful weather and good Nepali food. Friendly guide Lal gurung and porters Ramesh, I also had a spectacular experience to see an amazing sunrise over the Everest Top and Makalu from Gokyo Ri, A good place for photographers to shoot. It was quite inspiring as we could see the entire Gokyo valley and was also a cool day – really nice to walk in the shade and breathe in the clean mountain fresh air. And finally thanks for taking care of our entire trip to Nepal Gokyo Valley (Gokyo Ri) Trekking, we had a great time and of course our next trip we already decided our next trip to Nepal with Nepal wilderness team.
our group of 5 first time trekkers chose Nepal Wilderness Trekking on the recommendation of a friend. I am extremely thankful to Himal Ghale for having managed the trek and made all arrangements to the best possible standards. Our guide Lok Gurung was polite, friendly, helpful and resourceful to say the least. We received personalised attention throughout the trek which is very important. It was an amazing experience and I would recommend my friends to go with Nepal Wilderness Trekking if they wish to do the EBC or other treks in Nepal.
Thank you very much for the wonderful experience and kindness with your team. Lok and Lam as Porter are a nice and kind person. Lok is an excellent guide and organized our trekking that comes true on time. So, we will choose your team for our next trekking again and would recommend the Nepal Wilderness Trekking company to other trekkers. Thank you again for your help and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Wonderful experience with my guide Dhyan Bahadur exploring the high elevation permanent Sherpa communities on the Dudh Khosi and Bhote Khosi valleys. Highly recommend visiting some of the ornate monasteries for beautiful statues of Chenrezig, Guru Rinpoche and Tara. Prior to the trip, may want to meet with a Tibetan medical practitioner for medicine for high altitude acclimatization May be a better choice than Diamox and can avoid the “Khumbu” a cough. Highly recommend catching the alpenglow from Everest View Hotel.
Hi, Himal. Just wanted to let you know that we had an amazing trek up to EBC. We had fantastic weather all the way up. The clouds started just on our way down from Kala Pattar and stayed most of the way down, but the mornings were still nice. We wanted to thank you for your help in organizing our porter/guide and porter. They were great guys and worked very hard to make sure our trip went well. Prakash was always very eager to help us in any way possible. He was always watching the other guides and improving his guiding skills as the trip went on and his English was better than we expected for a porter/guide. We were also surprised with how much English Milan knew, and he often helped us communicate. Thanks again, hope the rest of the season goes well Dean & Laynni
I spent 16 days trekking with friends, Tamang heritage, Langtang, Gosaikund lakes and Helambu valley. We were 8 people and 4 porters. Himal team was super, nice efficient and helpful. It was a great experience and Ek Bahadur, Prem Bahadur, Hari et Onil, the Himal’s team was great. Thank you, Himal for experience and your kindness. Brigitte Yann and friends
I am Matteo 74′ from Italy. I spent more than 2 weeks in Nepal, doing trekking with Himal tourist agency (Nepal wilderness trekking (P) I can say that they are very experience and professional. thank you Himal !!! I have done a fantastic experience of life and of trip. Ciao
Nepal Wilderness Trekking provided the experience of a lifetime! My wife and I are veteran travellers/explorers, but without Himal’s company, our trek to Everest base camp would not have been nearly as enjoyable.
Himal was extremely generous and allowed us to customize our trek as we saw the best fit. He was a professional and accommodated all needs from the first time we contacted his company to the moment we ended our trek.
Amber, our trek porter/guide, was amazing. He is an extremely kind and hardworking man whom I hold in the highest regards. The effort he gave to ensure we enjoyed our trek was remarkable, and when we return to Nepal we would never consider choosing anyone else to be our guide. He always put safety first, had a very good knowledge of the terrain, and never once minded when we wanted to stop for rest/photos (which was extremely often since we are into photography). Before and after our trip, Amber invited us to his home to enjoy a meal with his family. He isn’t just a guide, but a friend.
I would like to thank both Himal and Amber for providing an experience we will never forget. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Sept 2013 as independent hikers. Travelled with 2 Adult children. The dealings (both via email and in person) with Himal were efficient, helpful and smooth, even though I was sceptical. Dewan was our Porter/guide and we used an additional porter. On the trek, we were very confident in and comfortable with Dewan. Especially once he worked out the family dynamics! He is very resourceful even cooking our meals when we got to places where the kitchen was shut! We had a great and safe time. Would definitely use again and recommend.
Went for the Langtang Valley trek with Nepal Wilderness Trekking and it was an amazing experience. Himal patiently answered all my questions through email, and they had everything planned out nicely from the time I arrived all the way to send me off at the airport. Lok is an excellent guide who was flexible and concerned about my well-being on the trek. And the scenery along the trek – simply breathtaking.
I chose Nepal Wilderness Trekking on the recommendation of a friend and I could not have been happier. My trek along the Annapurna Trail was absolutely amazing. This trek has certainly made me fall in love with the natural beauty of the Himalayas and the kindness of the Nepalese people.
In the office, Himal and his team have been prompt and professional in their communications. Throughout the planning process, Himal helped me design an ideal itinerary to accommodate my schedule and trekking interests. His team was also extraordinarily helpful once I landed in Kathmandu.
On the trail, my guide Lal provided an experienced and helpful insight into the natural beauty of the trek and the local communities we passed along the way. Be warned: Lal is also an excellent card player.
Nepal Wilderness trekking took all of the stress out of my trip planning and provided a trek that can only be described as awesome. I certainly recommend using their services for any trekking in Nepal.
September 2012. My friend Katharina and I spent two great weeks on the Annapurna circuit thanks to our guide Chitra. He is really a very reliable, experienced and always friendly and helpful guide. And not to forget Himal and his very good organisation. We can warmly recommend doing this trip!
We used the Nepal Wilderness Trekking company for a 19 day “3 Pass Trek” in the Everest region, in October 2012. Himal Ghale, the owner, was highly knowledgeable about the Everest Region having worked there as a Guide in the past. Himal organised a tailor-made itinerary for us, based on our interests, abilities and time commitments. This included the “3 Passes” route, Everest Base Camp and Kala Pattar, and the addition of a summit of Island Peak. Himal was very responsive in answering our initial questions (remotely), meet with us in Kathmandu, and dealt with some challenges that arose from unforeseen weather conditions.
We were also extremely happy with our assigned Porter/Guide – named “BB”. BB provided first class support to us throughout the trek and lived up to his reputation as a strong and highly experienced Porter/Guide. Amazingly, BB had competed over the past 8 years in the Tensing/ Hillary Everest Marathon!!He knew the region extremely well, including the many route variations and options we could take for different terrain/altitude, and chose excellent guest houses for us to stay at. BB was well known, respected and welcomed by guest house proprietors along the way. He was also a very kind and caring gentleman – we will always remember BB with great fondness, respect and gratitude for a wonderful trekking experience.
We wish Himal well over the future years and would recommend the Nepal Wilderness Trekking company to other trekkers for the Everest region.
hi, we did Lukla – Everest Base Camp – Kala Patthar – Lukla with Himal and we are extremely happy with his services. the best thing is the way he makes you feel comfortable by answering patiently to all your questions along with giving you best people n best possible rates. would love to do more n more treks in Nepal n all will be with Himal. thank you
My girlfriend and I arranged to do the Gokyo Valley Cho La Pass and EBC trek through Himal, and we were extremely happy with the result. Dewan Rai, our guide cum porter, was a knowledgeable, kind, and altogether great person. He taught us a Nepali card game and generally enhanced the experience. I highly recommend both Dewan and Nepal Wilderness Trekking, and will use them on any future treks in Nepal. Michael Seattle, WA, USA
Short (4 days) trekking from Lukla to Namche. All formalities like air tickets, permits and porter/guide arranged by Himal from Nepal Wilderness. Perfect organization, professional and helpful. Thank you, Himal – great job. I highly recommended Nepal Wilderness and our guide Bir Tamang.
After searching for hours on the internet we found Nepal wilderness treks and we are so grateful we did. They planned a fantastically rich and varied tour of Nepal for our family of 3, including our daughter Meg who is 10. After 2 days resting and sightseeing in KTM we travelled to Pokora for the start of a 9-day trek including Poon hill, part of the Annapurna circuit, hot springs and lots of Dal Bhat. This was made even more special by our Guide, (Purna) and Porter (Mann) who played cards, did tricks and Nepalese games.
Their attention and friendship really made the trip for all of us but especially for Meg. After the trek, we stayed in Pokhara for a few days canoeing and even paragliding (frontier paragliding) which was fantastic and a must do. After that, we had the safari in Chitwan and 2-day excursions to Nagarkot.
All of which were brilliantly coordinated by Himal. The transfers and travelling in Nepal is made so easy by his organisation. We were impressed by the accommodation we stayed in. The food and hospitality in Nepal are second to none and I fully recommend Nepal and Himal and his team; it was truly a holiday of a life time!
My name is Vasili Mladinov Just finished 18 days Everest base camp trekking with my best friends. It was fantastic, nice weather and a great crew. Thank you, Himal for great organization of our tour.
Every question was answered the same day and all the tours and transportation was in time, accommodating was good so we were very happy. Special thanks to our guide Purna with his knowledge and help during all trip. Next trip to Annapurna will go with the same guys, Nepal Wilderness Trekking
My photography trip and trekking to Annapurna Base Camp was a huge success because the Nepal Wilderness team really understands my needs and they put safety beyond everything. Highly recommended
I am Ical from Indonesia, ABC was my second trip (2012)with NWT, the first one was Gosaikunda Pass (2011). As per my experienced, Himal and his colleagues, Lal Gurung and Chitra Gurung treated me not only as a guest but also as a friend, I really appreciated it. Next trip, HBC, I will be with NWT again, I hope.
An unforgettable experiences to trek to the foot of one of the most dangerous mountains in the Himalayan region, which is Annapurna base camp. The views of Annapurna 1 and South Annapurna are really amazing and surreal. Himal is really kind and helpful to any request and information. Lal Gurung is not just a porter guide but also become a friend during our 8 days Annapurna base camp trek. He made our trek more colourful with his knowledge and guidance and also his help to order our lunch and dash to secure our bed. Will definitely back to trek in Nepal!!
Annapurna base camp For my boyfriend, Marcus and I, Nepal has always been on our bucket list for years. Finally, after much thought and planning, we set off on Nov 7th, 2012 with Nepal Wilderness on an 11 days hike on the Annapurna base camp. Our guide was Purna Gurung and our friendly porter, Jagadish. We wanted to hire a local company and not a foreign one so I found Himal at Nepal Wilderness. He was prompt, efficient, knowledgeable, and thorough.
All our emails were answered promptly which made our planning a breeze. All we had to do was pack our bags and hope for the best;) And we were not disappointed. We were met at Kathmandu airport by Himal himself the first night, after our flight from Hong Kong that was delayed for 3 hours. That’s a usual occurrence for Nepal airlines as we found out 🙂 We were delighted that everything e.g passes, domestic tickets are all organized. Good start for the holiday 🙂 We were met in Pokhara by Purina. His Dynamic character shows immediately.
It was Jagadish first job as a potter but his cheerful character and willingness were such a blessing for the trek ahead. Our experience cannot be as rewarding if it’s not for Purna’s expertise. Purna has a wide knowledge of his country in terms of flora and fauna, geographical, culture and history. He was patient, always explaining our day, taking care of our every need, waiting up for us lovebirds), taking pictures which he is superb at, sitting down to get to know us… genuinely.
He relentlessly introduces us to his culture as we were very lucky the festival of light was in full gear. We danced, sang and drank alongside the locals. Purna has a great sense of humor, very engaging, we became good friends and had such a ball on the trek) One of the most intriguing night is where we all sat down with friends we met along the trek by a campfire singing and just getting to know each other and soaking in the beauty around us…magical! Himal, Purna and Jagadish have proven to be great ambassadors for their country. We highly recommend their services. Our trip to Nepal was truly rewarding and memorable, especially having met these 3 wonderful people! 😉 Sometimes uphill, some time downhill, rei sam
We highly recommend their services. Our trip to Nepal was truly rewarding and memorable, especially having met these 3 wonderful people! 😉 Sometimes uphill, some time downhill, rei sam pei ri ri…a local song we learned and sang every day)
I recommend Nepal Wilderness Trekking agency Himal Ghale firstly for his professionalism. He was flexible, prompt in his email communication, punctual for meetings and clear in what he was providing. If you want reliability, this is your man. Himal purchased out permits and fixed us up with a porter guide (Diwan from Lukla) and a porter for our trek in the Gokyo valley in November 2012. We were very pleased with the two of them and also the backup support from Himal’s friend in Lukla’ (who was a help at the airport). He also arranged a one-hour class with a teacher of Nepalese language. That proved very useful.
ABC Trek October 2012, Chitra guided me on 7-day trekking to ABC even though we finished it in 6 days. Chitra speaks fluent English and he is very kind. Himal organized my trekking to ABC very well at a good price and he was very flexible for my sudden schedule change. ABC trekking was one of the best trekking I have ever had. Nice foods, kind people and a lot of things to see in Nepal. Visiting Nepal, particularly ABC trekking is highly recommended.
Everest Base Camp trekking, This is our first trekking in Nepal and we did the EBC in Oct 2012. Through the Internet, we located Nepal Wilderness Trekking.
We started liaising with Himal for our needs and he is extremely prompt, responsive and thorough for all our requests and most of the time exceeding our expectations. Without his help, we wouldn’t have been able to enjoy our trek as much as we did.
Even after our trek was completed, he helped us plan and arrange other trips in Nepal. Himal is extremely pleasing and a wonderful human being. Always going out of the way to ensure that his clients are more than comfortable. Needless to add, all our future dealings for trekking in the Himalayas will be with Himal.
Thank you, Himal.
I’m KJ from Malaysia who had recently (Oct 2012) completed a wonderful 10-day trek to Langtang Trek with Lal Gurung from nepalindependentguide.com (Nepal Wilderness Trek agency). Among few of my previous treks that range from Everest-Gokyo via Chola Pass, Ladakh, Source of Ganges to the easy Singalila Trek in India, the recent Langtang trek absolutely stands out in my memory, not only because of the beautiful mountain view of Lantang along with its rich fauna & Tamang culture, but most importantly it was the great hospitality and companionship extended by Lal Gurung that made the trek fabulous and memorable. Lal Gurung knows the area and culture well and would not hesitate to accommodate any reasonable request shall I wish to understand more about the local culture or make changes in my itineraries/activities.
He has been simply one of the best guides I’ve ever trekked with. THANK YOU, Lal Gurung!
There are things you play with in your mind for a long time before you can actually step into. I was dreaming of Manaslu trek for many years and when finally the opportunity came I was both excited and stressed. The stress was the result of the high expectations.
I’m one of those guys that organize independently his trips. The reason is quite simple, especially in the mountains I prefer not to be bothered by the problems and constraints that can arise when relying on guides or agencies. But this time I had no choice, the guide was mandatory. Luckily I found Himal (one of the more reliable and honest agencies in Kathmandu in my experience) who took care of the bureaucratic side.
When I was introduced to Bir that was going to be our guide, the actual person that could have turned our coming days for the good (on a trek you spend a lot of time with your team mates!). And actually, he was central to our experience. He was always careful about our needs (helping even beyond his duties)and truly open to our ideas and request (never pushed us faster or slower than what we intended to do).
One of the sweetest person I ever had the opportunity to share a trek with. I would definitely recommend both Himal and Bir. Excellent each in their work. I’m sure the same trip would not have been as pleasant without their support and guidance.
My name is John Cayless, owner-operator of a travel business called Asian Experience. I have had the very great pleasure of knowing and working with Himal for the last 16 years and during that time Himal has travelled with our groups on numerous treks. Himal is an experienced guide with a broad wealth of knowledge on not only trekking and all that entails, but also the people, culture and traditions of Nepal. He’s professional, reliable, honest, thoughtful, and friendly, has a great sense of humour, is a good communicator and will do his utmost to ensure that all those that travel with our groups have a memorable experience. We cannot speak more highly of Himal…..he’s a wonderful person, an exceptional guide and is a huge asset to us. We would be delighted to discuss further and can be contacted as follows:
690 White Hill Rd
Red Hill Vic 3937
Langtang trek, I had a wonderful experience trekking with Himal Ghale in the Langtang region on Sept. 2007. Himal was very professional and was familiar with the trails, geography, and cultural traditions of the people and regions we visited. His friendly personality and positive outlook made the trek very enjoyable. He had a good rapport with the tea-house owners, which allows us to spend more time talking with these families, and made my experience very culturally interesting. Himal spoke great English and could translate easily, on our last day in the Langtang Valley Trek, Himal woke me up at dawn to go hiking under crystal clear skies- As this was a monsoon Hike, This clear morning was very special. I felt that Himal always went the extra mile – I was able to see the sun coming up over the Himalayan peaks ringing the Langtang Valley – A spectacular view and wonderful experience trekking in Nepal with Himal!
Everest Base Camp Trek with kids, Please let me thank you for the recent and incredible trekking experience we had in Nepal. For my sons and I, it was the trip of a lifetime, and I can say that a large part of the success and excitement of the visit to Everest Base Camp Trek with kids was they way you guided the trek.
You should be commended for the way in which you took care of all our needs and concerns, the way you helped us achieve all the things we wanted to do, and of course, the knowledge, skill and enthusiasm displayed throughout the adventure.
We had some very tough days and I realize that without the positive approach and encouragement, we might not have made it to all the places we did – so thank you.
I can honestly say that as a guide you exceeded all our expectations for care and responsibility and this is a great credit to you.
I wish you all the best of luck for the future.
Just finished the 3 Passes Trek (Renjo, Cho La and Kongma La pass), EBC and Kala Patthar, and finally Island Peak summit with Nepal Wilderness Trekking. Had a great trip. Himal and our guide Purna worked everything out perfectly. This team comes highly recommended from me.
We really enjoyed our three pass trek. Challenging but rewarding. Magnificent views, Purna + Bir did a very good Job-they were very flexible when we wanted to alter our plans, and we always helpful + supporting their attitude + personality helped us a lot on some of the long climbs, and through the cold +wind. It was a very memorable trip – thanks to Himal + everyone else who helped us along the way!
Everest base camp Trek, Trekking in Nepal was An Experience Of A Lifetime! Nothing can prepare you for the Amazing Sights, the beauty of the land and warmth of the Nepalese People. Up in the Mountain, you will lose yourself to the breathtaking scenery and exceed every Expectation. Our guide, Simba Ghale is An Experienced, senior lead guide and the most friendly and charming man on the trail. Looking after our every need, Simbir made our adventure one we will never forget.
Thank you Himal, you are our brother
I had arranged via the internet a kind of a solo trekking venture Everest View Tengboche Trek. Himal and his team turned out to be a very good choice for my undertaking. My trekking companion, unfortunately, turned out not to be able to cope with our somewhat demanding trail. But then I had Bir Bahadur Gurung (age:53, but very dynamic) as a guide. He did I entrust my trekking slow companion, and did my very own Trek. Bir is very mature and responsible person, so I never had to worry about my companion to Everest View Tengboche Trek. I would recommend Bir Bahadur Gurung to everybody wishing to have a guide with a serious and mature perspective on life. (there are several B.B.Gurungs on the internet-do contact “my” Bir through Himal!!!) Well, thanks for the support Himal…
Hope to return sometime, for the Annapurna trek…
Hello, readers, my name are Thony from Indonesia. I and my friend did Annapurna Circuit, Thorong La Pass with Himal as a Guide and Simon a.k.a Buddha as our Porter.
They come from an ordinary Nepali Family who is very down to earth, honest and working hard to support their family. We did this trek in June. Even though it was Monsoon, we really enjoyed our trek that time. Himal and Buddha are so friendly. They make this trek full of laugh. Himal knows how to take care of us, arrange everything so well give advice and explain everything we want to know.
He also knows the trek and speaks English very well. Meanwhile, Buddha is very strong. He can carry out our Big Backpacks for 10 days and we still can’t catch him during the trek. Himal offered us a competitive price for this trek. And it’s worth it. Someday if I have a chance to come back, I will definitely use their service again. I miss them very much.
Hi all, I used Himal Ghale’s services last April, I contacted him through e-mail and later we used Facebook to communicate to each other. I booked Annapurna Base Camp trek with him and had a great time with the guide (his younger brother) and Porter he arranged for us. He and his brother speak English fluently, we didn’t have a problem to communicate with them, they are an easy going person, and really know knowledgeable. Along the trek, we changed the itinerary many times, but our guide and porter are very flexible with our plan 🙂 The service offered by him definitely worth the price. I definitely will recommend him to my friends and will contact him again whenever I have a chance to go back to Nepal.
Nepal Trekking with Nepal Wilderness a wonderful experience well organized, reliable and conscientious. Himal and his team guarantee fascinating days in a charming mountain world individually planned and with very good guides. We are happy to assist you in the planning of a trip to Nepal and are happy to provide you with information, pictures and videos. Tom.
To all visitors to beautiful Nepal – Jomsong Muktinath trekking! We are a family of five and did in March 2010 a three week trip to Nepal with Himal Ghale as our guide. We found Nepal amazing in two main aspects: of course, the Himalayas are breathtaking and worth themselves only the trip to Nepal; but we also loved very much our encounters with local people and understanding of the local customs and culture, all facilitated by Himal. Our cultural experiences during our visit fascinated all of us (kids included) and were really a great and unexpected addition to our trip.
We believe we were able to enjoy such a rich Nepalese cultural experience thanks to our guide. Himal speaks great English, and also has a lot of knowledge of the mountains and the people living in them, including many aspects of their culture. He likes to share his knowledge and was always ready to answer our endless questions. Being with kids (three boys, ages 13, 11, and 6), we did less walking per day as what typical tourists do. Therefore we arrived to guest houses early in the afternoon, which left us time to be guided by Himal to visits of the villages we stopped in (we flew to Jomsom, walked to Marpha, then took a jeep to Tatopani, climbed to Poon-hill, and walked down the other side to take the bus back to Pokhara – 6 days). We strongly recommend this slower pace as it enables the visitor to see more of the local ways of life, giving an additional dimension to the trek.
Himal also was very sensitive to our family needs: he has a great ability to feel when to leave us alone as a family, and when to be more involved and help, explain, translate with locals, show and excite. He always knew well how to manage our expectations, and was very sensitive to our special needs. His sensitivity and knowledge sharing capabilities made us experience Nepal in much more ways than what we typically saw and heard from other tourists. We would very strongly recommend you to travel with Himal and trust you will have a wonderful and rich experience!
Other places we visited: it is also worth mentioning our visit to the Chitwan National park, which our kids and we absolutely loved! We saw a lot of wildlife on the river and in the park (tiger droppings, five rhinos from close range, 2 crocodiles meters from us, an amazing number of birds and deer), and had a great elephant experience. The guide in our lodge was really professional, and this made also a large contribution to our pleasure there (although accommodations in and around Chitwan are really basic). Regarding Kathmandu, our opinion is to stay there only when necessary as it has become an extremely crowded town, with huge traffic jams, and a lot of noise.
Himal guided me on a ten-day trek in the Everest region Tengboche Monastery Trek. My personal objective was to spend time in Sherpa villages and to see Tengboche and Pangboche gompas. My expectations were easily surpassed with Himal as my guide. His friendly manner enhanced my interactions with local people wherever we trekked. We traveled at the pace I liked, and the trek turned out to be easier than I anticipated. Since I planned to travel, alone I emailed him often before the trek. With his support and knowledge, I was able to feel well prepared for my first trip to Nepal Tengboche Monastery Trek.
My pictures are ready and I made a best of selection for you to remember us 7 from Germany. One part of me still is on the way through the beautiful mountain area with you. I enjoyed every moment of our Everest base camp Kala Patthar Tour.
You were the best guidance, care and friendship. And for having so much fun together.
You are a good singer. I heard you on Youtube (Tom told us the link) on the tape you gave us. I made some pictures for Janga, Ram & Kumar. Perhaps you have the opportunity for giving the envelopes to them.
Have a good time with the Pictures.
All my best wishes & many greetings from Germany
I was doing with Himal the Annapurna circuit monsoon trek from Bulbule to Jomsom. It was a really nice experience. Himal has a lot of experience with visitors but at the same time gives a very valuable insight into the Nepali life and culture. We had a very nice time together. It was so easy to get along with Himal, having an interesting conversation when trekking through amazingly nice regions of the Himalaya. At the same time, we could get extremely inspired by the astonishing surrounding Himalaya.
Thank you, Himal for this time.
I am Iva from Slovenia, when my trip was in the planning stage I had to look for a Guide/Porter and looked thru the Internet for a tour agency. As soon as I saw Himals website www.nepalindependentguide.com I felt I found my team. There was something very appealing in the way who visit Nepal with him write very first-class and himself and I are so glad I decided to go with him. Since he also writes and speaks very good English, it made it very easy to communicate and plan the trip.
I did the Helambu / Nagarkot trekking monsoon time. I can only very highly recommend him and should I am ever being so lucky again to visit Nepal, it will be with him.
Nepal Wilderness Trekking taking care of our trekking to Gokyo Ri trek, I had a lovely time experiencing the cool air, beautiful weather and good Nepali food. Friendly guide Lal Gurung and porters Ramesh, I also had a spectacular experience to see an amazing sunrise over the Everest Top and Makalu from Gokyo Ri, A good place for photographers to shoot. It was quite inspiring as we could see the entire Gokyo valley and was also a cool day – really nice to walk in the shade and breathe in the clean mountain fresh air. And finally thanks for taking care of our entire trip to Nepal Gokyo Valley (Gokyo Ri) Trekking, we had a great time and of course our next trip we already decided our next trip to Nepal with Nepal wilderness team.