I cannot praise Nepal Trekking Planner enough! My husband and I trekked with NTP this past April and had the time of our lives. I looked at countless different tour companies over the course of 2 years, but NTP was the only company who (1) consistently kept in contact with me, (2) provided me with thorough updates, and (3) were eager to host us in Nepal. Being local to Kathmandu, it was nice to work with a locally based company who knows the area so well and can tailor a trip to meet your needs.
We flew to Kathmandu and began our trek the following day. As there can often be issues with the domestic flights in Nepal, Dipak, owner of NTP, went above and beyond to get us on a plane and out to the Khumbu. We are so grateful for his assistance on that! We flew out to Lukla and met our guide, Gyeljan, our porter, Nawang, and even the other guide, Suman. All three were beyond incredible. I would only ever recommend working with these three. They were all attentive to our needs, making sure we were acclimatizing well and comfortable everywhere we went. My husband got a little sick on the ascension to Namche, but thanks to Gyeljan and his recommendations (garlic soup, lemon ginger tea, and a shower), he was as good as new. Gyeljan was the best guide we could have ever hoped for. His knowledge of the area was completely on a different level. He was so natural in the mountains and made us feel at home on the other side of the world. Nawang, our porter, was so kind and wonderful to work with. We can’t recommend them enough!
Suman was also great, though he was not our primary guide. We stayed at teahouses with him and his client’s porter and truly came to love him. Suman is a ball of energy and very positive. He was great to work with and a real treat on the trek.
He can certainly make you laugh as well!
Another thing I would like to praise NTP for is assisting with some tour costs malfunctions. As we sent a wire to NTP for the tour, the wire was not received correctly in time for our trek, so my husband and I had to pay for the tours again essentially. We were out several thousands of dollar, some of it in limbo, not sure where it was. BUT NTP was absolutely extraordinary. With the help of Dipak, we were able to find the missing funds and have them sent back to us in a timely manner. We are beyond grateful for his help and making sure our missing money was returned to us. I don’t know how often you come across such honest and hard-working individuals, but we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
If you are interested in going to Nepal, trekking, sightseeing, or challenging yourself to get to the Mount Everest Base Camp – then go with Nepal Trekking Planner. I thought this trip was a once-in-a-lifetime sort of thing, but based off my experience with NTP, I hope to soon go back and do more treks with them. Thank you again, NTP!