We felt very well taken care of by Nepal Trekking Experts. Rajesh was in constant email communication before the trek. He met us at the airport (and we had a quite delayed flight and came in late at night). He answered all of our questions very promptly. He met us at our hotel and we walked to his office. He also brought our guide to meet us the day before the trek. After the trek Rajesh took us to dinner. We had Gakul as our porter and we couldn't have been happier with him. He was constantly cheerful and upbeat and always ready to help us over a tricky section of trail. Binod was our guide and he worked very hard to take care of our needs. He would choose rooms in the tea houses he felt would be most suitable. He constantly checked to see how we were doing. We had fun playing a Nepalese card game in the evenings with Binod and Gakul (and other trekkers). The trek was fantastic (though challenging for us) and we were happy with doing it in May when there were fewer tourists. I completely recommend Nepal Trekking Experts and Rajesh to help plan your trek. Rajesh's generosity with his time was greatly appreciated.
My friend and I booked the Manaslu Circuit in early May with Nepal Trekking Experts and had an unbelievable time! Rajesh, the owner, is a great person and we loved sitting down and getting to know him and his country before and after our trek. Overall he runs a professional and reasonably priced company that works incredibly hard to make sure you are safe, healthy, and happy. He answered my emails promptly and had very helpful information. We got to meet with Rajesh twice before our trek, once to confirm everything and a second time to just talk and meet our guide, Kedar, beforehand which we were happy about. We would recommend trekking with Kedar if you can as well. He has 23 years of experience as a guide and has now done the Manaslu Circuit 4 times. He was very knowledgeable, even knowing what breakfast was the best to order in which tea houses and worked extremely hard to keep us happy and healthy, especially when I was not feeling good because of the altitude. Our porter Thakur was also wonderful and we have great memories of sitting around with Kedar and Thakur playing Dhumbal, a local card game. Our guide Kedar called Rajesh in Kathmandu every day before we woke up to get a weather forecast update to plan our day and upcoming ones accordingly. Our guide and porter went into the kitchens to make sure what we were eating wasn't going to get us sick(a common concern when trekking in Nepal) and even filled our water bottles up out of the spout everyday for us. I would definitely recommend booking with Nepal trekking experts as they pay attention to the details.
I cannot compliment Rajesh and his team enough. I arranged my trek at short notice and was not sure that I was prepared. Rajesh was very supportive in the run up - offering advice on what to bring and setting aside time on my arrival to help me buy some trekking items in Kathmandu. I was met at the airport, even though my flight was 3 hours delayed and Rajesh took time to explain everything and to help me get organised before the trek started. Our guide, Bikram,for the trek was excellent. Completely professional, really knowledgeable on pretty much everything, easy to talk to and very safety aware. It's important to know that in Tsum valley and some of the tea houses on Manaslu, the cooking is not always ideal and the guides need to help out in the kitchens to make sure that food is prepared properly and noone gets sick. We were extra lucky with Bikram because he was also an excellent cook - often preparing meals himself. At every meal stop he would disappear into the kitchen,sleeves rolled up, chopping veg and helping out the cooks. We ate VERY well on this trek. There were a few challenging areas on the trekking route, including some landslide affected areas and high altitude - Bikram took time each night to explain what to expect each day and how to get through safely. He was careful to walk with everyone in the group throughout the day to make sure we were all doing ok. Some of our group opted for a shared porter and this was a really good decision. One porter, in particular, Ram, was like having an assistant guide and a good friend. His humour, card playing, singing, conversation and ad hoc Nepalese lessons got me through some of the tougher days on the trek and made the long evenings shorter. He came with our group even on the acclimatization days when the other porters were resting - just in case someone in the group got tired and needed to turn back early. Between Bikram and Ram I always felt completely safe on the trek and looked forward to each day. I would not hesitate to take another trek with the same team or to recommend to a friend.
We decided to go with Nepal Trekking Experts based on our previous experience of doing Annapurna in 2017. This time we were a larger group (14 trekkers) and hence required much more coordination. Rajesh managed the email and WhatsApp communication promptly. Our trek was 15 to 23rd April, and the leaders were Rabin Neupane and Thakur Neupane. Both of them are very professional and jovial people. They guided our group very well, and ensured that even the slower people were encouraged and accompanied till the end of each day. The trek route was beautiful, with rhododendron forests and views of great mountains. The climb to Kyanjin Ri was challenging but worth the effort. Overall we had a great time, and would like do more treks with them.
We first reached out to Rajesh @ Nepal Trekking Experts more than 6 months before our intended trek and he did everything possible to accommodate us and was always prompt and responsive with his replies. My friend and I have a lot of solo trekking experience and aren’t used to having a guide (which is currently required on the Manaslu Circuit) so we were worried how that would play out. Turns out that we didn’t need to worry. Our guide, Binod, was attentive and read us well. He was around when we needed him, but not under foot if we didn’t, and In addition to his experience, he was also just a really good guy with a wealth of knowledge who modified our trek on the fly to suit our needs, while still making sure we ended on time. I highly recommend these guys and will not hesitate to contact them for my next trekking experience in Nepal.
We were a group of 4 here in Nepal for the first time. We are trying to do the Annapurna Circuit trek and I contacted Rajesh. He was very helpful and prompt with the responses and very amenable to our requests. The guide, Kedar, and two porters, Kumar and Reesom, were an amazing team. They really took great care of us during the entire trip. Kedar was funny and friendly and we became very close to him and the rest of the team. We make sure we have our food first before they eat themselves, they make sure we have everything we need, taking care to check the rooms before we leave to make sure we didn't leave anything behind. We played cards while resting in the hotels. When one member of our group was having trouble going up to Thorong La, Kumar was very very helpful by carrying his pack for him, walking closely behind him to make sure he is okay. When we had extra days because we were ahead of schedule, Kedar was very good and flexible and brought us to places that were not in our original itinerary. We were able to check out Ghorepani and Poon Hill because of this. We really enjoyed their company and their attention for our well being. I would highly recommend Kedar our guide, Kumar and Reesom our porters, and the company run by Rajesh.