Above and Beyond Trekking - Day Adventures

Above and Beyond Trekking - Day Adventures

Above and Beyond Trekking - Day Adventures
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For the past 18 years 'Above & Beyond Trekking Company', a Nepalese government registered tourism company, has provided thousands of clients with a safe and exciting holiday experience in the Himalayas at affordable prices. Above & Beyond Trekking Company is owned and operated by Shyam (Sam) Bahadur Pun, a local trekking guide who grew up in the foothills of the Annapurnas. Whilst growing up Sam travelled extensively throughout the Nepalese mountains. Sam enjoys sharing his love of travelling through these mountains with his guests. Based in Kathmandu, Above and Beyond provides a range of price competitive package deals for groups of two or more people and also caters for those who wish to construct their own itinerary. During his 18 years working as a guide/porter Sam has seen the hardships of village life in Nepal. He is very familiar with their struggles to overcome poverty, to obtain medical help for their families and to educate their children. Sam's aim is to support these villagers and so he uses only local porters, guides and sherpas for Above & Beyond Trekking. NAMASTE & TASHI DELEK!
Kathmandu, Nepal

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Anneke R
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
My sister and I were fortunate enough to have met Sam through our accommodation (Life Story Guesthouse in Patan).
Sam is the most kind, knowledgeable and humorous guide you can find. He literally has a spring in his step😊 He sets a good pace and is very encouraging on the steeper parts. The hike was beautiful, we were lucky to have sunshine & clear skies. The views and scenery were amazing. We stopped for a traditional Nepalese lunch at a teahouse on the way. The hike took about 5-6 hours at an easy pace.
I’d highly recommend booking a hike with Sam.
Written March 11, 2020
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Rebecca C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
From the views to booking the best hotels, serving the best food, accommodating the varying needs in our group and pampering us at every possible turn, our guide and porters truly went above and beyond our expectations each day. We have lifetime memories and lifetime friends! Anyone looking for a fun, challenging, and life changing experience that supports local Nepali’s, this is the guide service you’ve been dreaming of!
Written November 3, 2023
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Annie
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Sam is a such an enthusiast to walk the mountains with. He brings his special warmth, wisdom and insight into the journey, making the experience that much more enjoyable.
The Mardi Himal trek follows a high narrow ridge with spectacular vistas of the Annapurna range. The last day brings you right up close to the magical Machapurchre (Fishtail) Mountain.
I have done many treks in Nepal, several with Sam over the last 9 years. This was the last before ending my work here. Can't thank Sam enougth for helping to make this final one that extra special.
Written April 28, 2021
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robertcS4558SG
Caledon, UK11 contributions
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Nov 2023 • Couples
Having sampled trekking in Nepal last year on a section of the Everest trail one view of our son and daughter-in-law’s pictures of their Manaslu trek was enough to make us want to give it a go.
Sam at Above and Beyond had been their guide and so on their strong recommendation we contacted him to help us on this trip.
From the very start it was clear our kids had given us very good advice. Keeping in touch with Sam during the booking process was easy and he took care of all the necessary permits and advised on equipment for the trek so that all we had to do was turn up in Kathmandu at the right time.
From there he had all transport, accommodation and portering sorted.
The trek itself is amazing, walking along side thundering rivers through a changing landscape as you climb from 900 metres to over 5000 metres during the course of this adventure.
It is a true experience on so many levels. The scenery is breathtaking; you gain an insight into Nepali life; you face a testing physical challenge.
Throughout this Sam is there as much as a friend as a guide, helping us to get the most out of our journey.
So if you would like to do something that is truly special email Sam and ask him to take around the Manaslu circuit.
Written December 9, 2023
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Lorain
Seattle, WA1 contribution
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May 2023 • Friends
The Everest Base Camp trek was an experience of a lifetime! And a knowledgeable guide like Sam was a definite plus. We learned so much about the Nepali culture. He took extra time to answer our questions and explain customs of the wonderful local people. All details were well worked out and logistics went smoothly. Sam was kind and gentle but also made the call when needed to get a horse for me to finish the last leg of the journey.
Written June 13, 2023
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Echo A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Above and Beyond Trekking made my first time visiting Nepal an absolute joy! Sam and the crew are very experienced and have a true passion for what they do. You will feel like family at the end of the trip and have memories that will last a lifetime. Couldn’t recommend them enough to friends and family!
Dhanyabād! ❤️
Written November 4, 2023
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MartinV
22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Solo
Sam is an amazing guide, friendly and knowledgeable. Safety first and he adjusts to your pace.

We did a Kathmandu valley half day ride and it was amazing. He asks provided a good hardtail (Merida) bike with hydraulic brakes and good Swalbe tires. And he had spare parts but we didn't need then luckily.

Highly recommend booking here, it's well priced and offers great value!
Written May 10, 2016
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BeauBC
B.C. Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Friends
We were 4 Canadian women traveling in Nepal. Two of us had never been before and we were so lucky, very fortunate, that one friend knew, Sam Pun, of Above and Beyond Trekking. Sam, was able to meet us ahead of time, at the Kathmandu Guest house, for coffee In Thamel, so we were able personalize what our choices were,for any of our day trips in the Kathmand valley. We felt so safe, could relax and have fun among the midst of the hussle and business in the streets of Kathmandu.
Sam himself is Nepalese, speaks excellent English, & is very well versed and experienced in travel and trekking in Nepal. He was very reliable and kind, always offering a smiling peaceful kind of stability to our group, Sam's treks under his guidance & excellent drivers, helped us all to relax and just enjoy the sights, and beautiful history and people in Nepal. On day trips out of Kathmandu we visited Buddhist Monestries and small villages. Sam booked travel and tickets for all. Visiting Bouddhanath Stupa is a must experience. Also the fantastic ancient cities of Bhaktapur, and Patan are amazing,... should not be missed. Sam took us to places and restaurants, we would never know about, and were so exotic, we had to pinch ourselves to believe we were there.
I highly recommend Sam, and Above and Beyond Trekking for any travel or trekking in Nepal as you will always be looked after and in safe, kind, reliable hands.
Under Sam's guidance you would always be traveling somewhere suitable for your ability. I personally would recommend traveling by Buddha air instead of driving or taking the bus, in between the large cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara and or Bharatpur (close to Chitwan National park). This is an adventure as well, but maybe less stress on the nerves,than long bus road travel, for Canadian or North American travelers.
Written August 2, 2014
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Dear BeauBC, Thank you so much for your comprehensive review on TripAdvisor! It was our pleasure to welcome you to Nepal and introduce you to our cultural heritage, as well as nature. We do hope that beautiful memories from your trip will bring you back again and we will be delighted to provide you with the best service! Looking forward to seeing you again in Nepal! Best regards, Sam
Written August 8, 2014
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Chris B
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
Our trek to Annapurna base camp was wonderful- the whole trip was organised with incredible care and attention by Sam in Kathmandu. He even took the time to meet up with us both before and after the trek to ensure that everything was in order and we were happy with arrangements. The guide we were given was superb and altered the trek schedule to reflect our pace of walking, while the porter was superb, friendly and caring. The guide, Karna, made such a great job of locating us beds along the route which was quite tricky because it was so busy at times- we met many who were having to move on as they had no bed for the night! Having been trekking with far larger companies in the past, I have to say that the level of service from Above and Beyond surpassed their efforts, something we really appreciated since we were travelling alone and not part of a larger group. Highly recommend talking to Sam if you are thinking of a trip to Nepal.
Written November 21, 2014
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megacity
Kathmandu, Nepal8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Friends
Made a trip to Dunche and Gosainkund with Above and Beyond and it was the most amazing trip I've ever made. Can only recommend Sam and his services.
Written May 25, 2016
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