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“Flexibility and reliability is the best!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thamel Travels and Tours - Private Day Tours

Thamel Travels and Tours - Private Day Tours
J.P. Road, Kathmandu 00977, Nepal
0097714253029
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Ranked #7 of 302 activities in Kathmandu
Type: Tours
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Owner description: Provides tours and trek services for Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. We ensure best services at lowest rates possible.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Flexibility and reliability is the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

My family of 5 people (me, my husband, and 3 children ) did 8nights All Nepal tours wit7 1 days hiking with Thamel Tours november last year. Balaram has done his best to comfort our stay as much as possible. This man is incredible! He is really honest, flexible, and timely. Initially our trip was planned as 2nights in kathmandu, 3nights in Pokhara with one night in Dhampus, 2nights in Chitwan and 1 last night back in Kathmandu. In the mean time we wanted to stay one more night in Pokhara and Balaram managed it in one text message with no extra charges! Very flexible. Subsequently we stayed only one night in Chitwan national park. The hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan were the best! Everything perfect in its category. We stayed Hotel Shanker in kathmandu, Mt Kailash Resort in Pokhara and Hotel Parkland in Chitwan. Even the tea house in Dhampus was with attached bathroom.
We found Balaram and his team to be very professional and flexible. We had asked few agencies in kathmandu for the trip and the rate Balaram quoted us was the best in respect to the services. This is the place to contact if you want to realiability, flexibility, and the best rates!
Sarima and family.

Visited November 2012
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New York
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“fair deals and services”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

fair deals and servicesWe are a group of Australian trekkers (4 persons) and did Everest base camp trek (14days) in this april. It was very good experience for us. Part of the credit goes to Thamel Tours for its best arrangements. The place was very beautiful and our guide and porters were very helpful. Guide accompanied us from kathmandu and the porters were waiting at Lukla airport. it is suggested that if you are going to Everest base camp trek, ask them to book the earliest flight to Lukla from kathmandu. We are happy from the services and planning to do Annapurna Base camp with them next year.
Lisa

Visited April 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
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“Wonderful Nepal experience...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Thamel travels arranged a "semi-free and easy" package for me and my friends (7 of us) Mid of April and i would say it is well organised coupled with warm Nepalese Hospitality. The package is also value for money and beyond what we have actually paid for. good job and strongly recommend for travellers who intend to visit Nepal.

Visited April 2013
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Bellinzona, Switzerland
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“3-day hike in Kathmandu Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We went on a nice 3-day hike Sankhu-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel-Namo Buddha-Panauti. It was very well organised and good value for money, with reasonable/good accommodation in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and the manager Balaram was always very efficient at answering emails.
Although the walk itself was relatively easy, it involved some uphill and downhill stretches, so you should be reasonably fit (second and third day about 5-6 hours).
The food in the hotels is relatively expensive, but it is possible to eat out in local restaurants for a much cheaper price.
If you want nice views of the high mountains, it's probably better to go in autumn (October-November).

Visited April 2013
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sosostris, Manager at Thamel Travels and Tours - Private Day Tours, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Namaste Davina,
Thank you very much for your reviews about our services. I could not see you on the last day because you left early morning for Bhutan trip. It was a great pleasure for us to organize the 3 days hike for you and father. We hope you serve you again.
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Washington, DC
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“excellent service, fair price, beyond expectations!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My husband and I ended up choosing this tour company for our 10-day trip to Nepal through Tripadvisor reviews. And the company is exactly as wonderful as all the other reviewers said and more. From my first email exchange with the owner Balaram to the last day of our 10-day trip to Nepal, Balaram has never stopped to be responsive, patient, flexible, and overall we feel he's a kind guy with a smile on his face and good work ethics and he was never pushy and try to talk us into buying things or doing things so he can earn a bit more money. (that could be very stressful if your guide always wants to do that)

Before the trip, I exchanged countless emails with Balaram to pin down our itinerary. He was very patient and thorough when answering my questions. He also has the best price that I found. you might worry, lower price means lower quality? Amazingly, this is definitely not the case, I might even said, other higher price company may not offer as good a service as Thamel Tours.

We ended up going to various places in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nargakot, and did a bit of trekking. The trekking guide Balaram hired for us in Pokhara, Laxman, is just as wonderful and thoughtful. At the end of our trip, we thought, if we came to Nepal, without a good and trustworthy guide like Balaram, our trip could easily turn into a nightmare. We actually felt very lucky that we found this company and Balaram on tripadvisor! we highly recommend this tour company.

Visited January 2013
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