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Hiking Himalayas Trek and Expedition Private Day Tours

Kathmandu, Nepal
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About Hiking Himalayas Trek and Expedition Private Day Tours
Hiking Himalayas Trek and Expedition - Private Day Tour is one of the most popular day tours close to Kathmandu for more suitable for bird watching, religious and cultural explorer. This phenomenal tour takes you to experience high altitude walking, mesmerizing backdrop of snow capped Himalayas, bio diversity, Buddhism and Hinduism traditions more suitable for adventure seekers & nature lovers.
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Monty399 wrote a review Jun 2019
Maffra, Australia7 contributions1 helpful vote
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A group of 3 of use trekked the Larke Pass around Mt Manaslu over 12 days in April. We were planning the trek for about 12 months and were in contact with Raj right from the beginning of planning. It was a most amazing experience, 12 days of trekking that included sunny mild days, snow in the higher country and the scenery and experiences that I would never get in Australia. Raj was a very knowledgeable and excellent guide, taking care of everything for us. The porters are amazing, they carry our gear all day and assist with all the meals and other logistics. It is a best to be prepared for this trek, some fitness and ability to cover steep and uneven ground makes this a more enjoyable trek. You'll go through such different environments, from low land forest, to snow cover alps, from semi-tropical to sub zero this is an experience not to be missed. Raj also organised a week in Kathmandu and Pokhara, including site seeing and a flight around Mt Everest. Holiday of a lifetime.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Heej C wrote a review Jan 2018
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My boyfriend and I went on the 12-day Annapurna Base Camp trek with Hiking Himalyas, and it was the best choice we have ever made for our trip. ABC itself was amazing, but that is a given since every corner we turned was breathtakingly beautiful. But our trip couldn't have gotten any better because of all the things that Raj and Hari did for us. All were prepared without any trouble: the permits, the food, transportation, any questions, etc. Everything was phenomenally smooth from Day 1- and it was because of Raj's inquisitive care! Our tour guide, Hari, and our porter, Narayan, was beyond amazing too. They were the reason why our beautiful trip turned into a trip of a life time. Both Hari and Narayan always greeted us with a smile, every morning, every evening, every step we took on ABC trek. They even took care of my HANGRY moments by offering me delicious local cookies every other breaks we took. I am incredibly grateful for their help and love. We hope to come back for Everest one day and that'd definitely be with Hiking Himalyas Trek. I would never come back to Nepal's nature without their company!! Thank you Hiking Himalays!!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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chrisfillion wrote a review Jan 2018
Valbonne, France9 contributions1 helpful vote
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Raj at Hiking Himalayas has been planning my trips in the Himalayas for 14 years now and each one has been nothing but sensational. I've just come back from attempting the unsupported speed record for the Nepal portion of the Great Himalaya Trail High Route (a 2-5 month hike that traverses the entire country of Nepal). Hiking Himalayas took care of ALL the paperwork and red-tape which was no easy feat! Unfortunately I was caught in a snowstorm in the Dolpa region between 2 passes over 5400m and was unable to climb out after 4 days of waiting it out in my tent. Raj organized a helicopter rescue and even came in the helicopter to make sure everything went smoothly. I can't thank him and his company enough! I highly recommend their services and will be using them for my next attempt! :)))
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Date of experience: December 2017
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YannickLeinweber wrote a review Nov 2017
Lund, Sweden2 contributions
experience and adventure of a life time, definitely again. to celebrate getting my masters degree, i booked EBC – gokyo – chole (18 days) and a short trip to poon hill near annapurna (7 days) with hiking himilayas. I had emailed several companies and raj, owner of hiking himalayas, was the first to reply. he made a very good impression on me, so I decided to book with him in the end. i arrived late at night in kathmandu, got picked up by raj and his brother hari (my guide). early next morning we went to the airport, to catch a flight to lukla, the starting point of the EBC trek. due to bad weather, our flight got cancelled after several hours of waiting, but my guide quickly organized us a spot on one of the last helicopter to head for lucla. as the weather conditions had gotten worse since we started, we had to land a bit below lucla. we arrived around 16:30 and walked way into darkness to our first tea house, where a nice meal and some local wine waited for us. over the next few days we stayed at very clean and comfortable tea houses and had an amazing time on the road. on the evening of the sixth day (acclimatization in dingboche (4400m) i became sick. i had a food poisoning, from a pizza i ate on the way to dingboche, where the restaurant used uncooled mayonnaise in stead of tomato sauce … (who does something like that o.O). by the time i asked my guide what it was, and he asked the restaurant what they used there, i had already eaten too much of it. hari organized us evacuation for the next morning and kept watch over me all night, and it was a rough night. i didnt have my insurance policy number with me, but together with his brother raj, he organized the pick up without me having to pay up front. the evacuation cost around 10.000$ and i didnt have that kind of money. so next morning we were flown by helicopter back to kathmandu and to hospital, where i stayed for 3 days. after being discharged from hospital, i stayed with hari's family, so they could care for me, until i was well enough to continue hiking. on one of these days we explored kathmandu together. as i had a lot of time over now, we extended my trip to poon hill, and went all the way to ABC instead. i joined with a young couple from corea/USA (see review below). again we had an amazing trip and stayed at very clean and comfortable tea houses, and very tasty and hygienic food. i was still a bit damaged from the food poisoning and the following antibiotic therapy, but hari made sure that i reached the base camp. the porter we had on this trip (a second grade cousin of hari) was also super friendly and did amazing work. we made it to ABC and back to pokhara without any incidents. in pokhara we had a fantastic dinner together. the next day, while the couple i traveled with headed back to kathmandu, me and hari went sightseeing around pokhara which was really nice. the next day, we headed out into the countryside for 5 days, as i still had a lot of time over. our porter joined us half way with the necessary permit for the trip. the 12 hour bus ride over bumpy dust roads was quite an adventure in itself. for two nights we stayed with the porters family and visited a hindu temple. the third night we stayed at hari's sisters home. it was very interesting to see the non touristy side of nepal. the last night we went out for nice dinner, which only cost us 7.5$ for 3 persons. i got a cold on the way, so when we were back in kathmandu, i stayed with hari again. the last evening, raj organized me and his next client invitations to a fancy banquet, as a good by/welcome dinner. the day i flew back, we had a brunch at raj's house and I did some more shopping and sightseeing in kathmandu. in the evening raj took me back to the airport. as i didnt finish the everest trek, I will come back in a few years and definitely go with hiking himalayas again. though not everything went according to plan, together we made the best of it. some tips in the end: if you go up into the mountains, take iron supplements (iron is needed to produce red blood cells, to adapt to the thinner air at higher altitudes) when taking pictures of the sunrise, use tripod and self timer (a lot of my pictures ended up blurry, because i didnt use the timer) bring clothes for a wide range of temperatures. even above 4000 meters, you can have tropical heat.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Bryan D wrote a review Nov 2017
San Antonio, Texas5 contributions8 helpful votes
My girlfriend (Korean) and I (American) booked the 12-day Annapurna Base Camp trek with Hiking Himalayas, and we couldn't have been more pleased with our experience. To begin, I did a lot of research and emailed many different companies. And the reason why I chose Hiking Himalayas was because of Raj. He is very responsive to questions and always emailed me within 24 hours. Raj took the time and care to find the trip that would best suit our needs (we eventually chose the ABC trek.) He makes the trip worry-free, taking care of permits and all of the preparation. A representative (in this case Hari, the best guide in all of Nepal!), met us at the airport with a smile. Right away, I knew that we would be in good hands. After the airport, we were taken to our hotel and were prepped on our trip and to confirm the items we brought and the items we would still need for the trek. If you are on the fence about choosing to do the hike solo or to hire a guide, I would chose to hire a guide for a number reasons. First of all, if you have a limited time, Hiking Himalaya's makes the entire trip hassle-free. They take care of the transportation. Your round trip bus tickets to Pokhara and taxi rides will already be prepared. They also take care of all of the reservations of the guest houses. This may not seem like a big deal, but trust me, during the busy season, in the villages closer to ABC and ABC itself, we saw many trekkers have to turn and double back to find housing for the night as there were no vacancies. Also, you really learn a lot about the Nepalese culture, history, language, which foods are safe to eat (this is a trip saver) and stories of the mountains with a guide. Our guide, Hari, was attentive and responsive to our every need. So even if you have all the time in the world, I would strongly recommend using Hiking Himalayas for the overall experience (I know we will again next time!) We chose to hire a porter, and luckily we got a great one, Narayan. He happily carried both of our bags up and down the trails. He allowed us to really enjoy our time. And if you aren't an avid trekker, I would highly recommend hiring a porter (especially Narayan!). Also, before we returned home, Raj invited us over to his home for a lunch with his family. It's truly an extraordinary experience, and we are already planning our next trek in the future, with Raj, Hari, and Hiking Himalayas.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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