14 day Annapurna base camp trek
We had a memorable experience with Outfitter Nepal on our recent trek to ABC. From being collected at the airport and transferred to the hotel, our day tour of Kathmandu which was eye-opening and then the trek itself, all went very well.
The bus journey both ways between Kathmandu & Pokhara could possibly be changed to a flight one way as both our journeys were over 9 hours.
On the trek, our guide Indra and assistant guide Ramos, both did an excellent job and ensured that our party of 15 from all over the world all had a safe and memorable trek. Special mention must be given to our team of porters who did a fantastic effort in transporting our packs.
We would never have got to Annapurna base camp trek without them. The views on the trek were simply amazing, particularly as we got closer to our final destination. While the facilities at ABC are pretty basic, there is a sense of achievement in getting to this special place.
The Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek
I arrived late at night after a long flight from Brisbane (Australia) and was welcomed at the airport by a member of Outfitter Nepal. I can only recommend Outfitter's professionalism and friendliness of its staff either at the hotel or at the restaurant where I was attended with only deference and smile.
Two days later, I joined the other members of the group, our guide Intra and our amazing young porters: Ram, Denesh, Karen and Roshan. I should underline the gentleness of our young porters, the youngest being 17. Though they carried their heavy load, I never saw them complaining, and they always had a smile on their face.
We trekked the Ghorepani trail finishing at Poonhill 3,210 metres. As I am 71 years old, I encountered Altitude sickness and I fell three times, but with determination and will I made it to the top under the protecting eyes' of our guide and Jeanette, another member of the group.
I loved crossing the villages and the settlements and mixing even for only a little while with the locals. The trek was well organized, as well as the food and lodgings. We stopped two days at Chitwan and I enjoyed the Jeep Safari, where we saw rhinoceros, wild pigs, deers, elephants, crocodiles and many varieties of birds.
The sceneries were breathtaking. How can anyone forget the magnificence of this amazing country?
I have been taken, forever, by the gentleness, the humility of the Nepalese people and the young smiling children. I will carry them in my heart always.
If I wanted to change anything, it would have to be, that I would have liked very much to share my meals with our porters and our guide at the end of each day, for a more cultural experience.
If anyone wishes to trek in Nepal I can only recommend Outfitter Nepal and their staff. They will create for you an incredible journey.
Amazing Everest Base Camp Trek experience
I travelled with Outfitters for the Everest Base Camp trek at the end of August and I have to say they were so good! Originally our trek was due to leave after the first earthquake and after much panic on my side about re-scheduling my trek, Outfitters were quick to respond to my millions of emails and handled the whole situation with true profession. Our tour was re-scheduled within days. I was blown away.
Our Everest Base camp trek guides Suraj and Dipak were great group leaders and their knowledge and experience of the trail felt second to none! They were very friendly and happily answered any questions or concerns I had in great detail.
I felt very safe in their hands! My friend and I also had planned to visit other areas of Nepal for which Arjun at Outfitters organized for us at no extra hassle. He had a full week and a half of itinerary planned for us to visit Pohkara and Chitwan Jungle Safari which went to plan without a hitch.
I have to say our experience of visiting Nepal wouldn't of been as incredible as it was, if it wasn't for Outfitter Nepal.. So thank you!
A Once in a Lifetime Trip to Everest Base camp
Nepal has been #1 on my bucket list since my parents told me they did the Everest Base Camp Trek (EBC) in November of 1983 and then I was born 9 months later. I suppose you can say Nepal has been a part of me, and my entire life I have had an indescribable desire to see it.
I started planning our trip a year in advance to do the Everest Base camp trek, and did copious amounts of research on trekking and adventure companies. I initially was going to go with an American-based company, but I stumbled upon great reviews about Outfitter Nepal.
I emailed Raj (the first of about a 1000!), and decided to develop a personalized, private trip through Outfitter Nepal. Preparing for a trip that is 12,000 miles away and not being totally sure of what to pack and how to prepare can be daunting. I must have emailed Raj hundreds of times, and he always responded promptly and with much patience for my dozens of questions.
He eased any uncertainty I had about the trip and we were beyond excited to start our adventure. We arrived at the Kathmandu airport and were met by representatives of Outfitter Nepal.
We dropped our luggage off at the Hotel Moonlight and then went to meet Raj. He is an incredibly genuine and honest man, and I am so glad that he and his company are who introduced us to the amazing country of Nepal.
Our second day in Nepal, Birodh took us on a small group tour in an air-conditioned van around the temples and sights of Nepal. This is definitely not to be missed!! Birodh was a fountain of information and an excellent tour guide.
Our guide, Sudip, and our porters, Pasang and Buddha, were top notch. Sudip was very knowledgeable about the mountains and Nepal. I had countless questions about Nepal, the culture, and the mountains, and Sudip answered them all. Our trek to EBC was priceless, and our first view of Everest while in Namche was unforgettable. We had one small hotel issue in Namche, and Sudip (and Raj) helped us fix it in no time.
I had also talked to Raj about perhaps visiting Chitwan National Park. While we were trekking, Raj set up a fabulous trip to Chitwan, including airplane, hotel and tours.
We stayed in the amazing Green Park Resort and did multiple jungle and river tours. If you are in Nepal for the EBC trek, add a few extra days and visit Chitwan! We saw wild one-horned rhinos, Asian Elephants, the 5 species of deer, 2 species of crocodiles and hundreds of birds. Definitely worth the time!!!
We hope to return to Nepal and trek Mera Peak, as well as just spend more time in the phenomenal country of Nepal. The Nepalese people, I cannot say enough good things about. They go out of their way to help you and make you feel welcome and happy.
In addition to the first-class customer service, the people of Outfitter Nepal are honest, and will do everything in their power to make your trip to Nepal a trip of a lifetime.
Professional company for Everest Base camp Trek - 14 days
My brother and I did a 14 day Everest Base Camp Trek with Outfitter Nepal in November/ December 2015 and we absolutely loved it! From first emailing the company, to meeting Raj (our main guide) at the airport, to the preliminary meetings and the actual trek.
Outfitter Nepal personnel were very professional and friendly, helping make our trip as stress free and enjoyable as possible. The guides kept us motivated throughout the trip and were careful to make sure that we all walked at our own paces and were well hydrated throughout.
The Outfitter Nepal crew were a breeze to work with and really did treat us like part of an extended family which we were very appreciative of.
I highly recommend visiting Nepal and using the services of Outfitter Nepal, especially if you want to go trekking. In the aftermath of the earthquake and fuel crisis the country needs tourist dollars more than ever and where else could your money be better spent than with a local company that puts the profits back into the community!
Nepal View Tour
We got amazing deal and kept wondering: where's the catch? We had pretty low expectations as after all you get what you pay for. We couldn't be more wrong! Nepal was on our bucket list for a long time and we are so glad we got to do it with Outfitter Nepal .
They are absolutely amazing and I will recommend them to everyone. Organization, itinerary, staff, and accommodation was all perfect and the best value for money we ever experienced. Our guide Hari made our trip so much more enjoyable and memorable and we know we will be back in Nepal to more trekking and it most definitely be with Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition.
Travelling with local guides and porters makes you feel safe - for you it is exotic destination, for them it's home and they know everything there is to know. Raj and Arjun (2 of the company owners) were very accommodating and helpful when we experienced issues with our flights (arrived day later than intended). Great company, great people and great trip!!!
5 weeks in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan
I started looking at a simple Trekking Holiday in Nepal and after finding Outfitter Nepal's website and getting "good vibes" talking to them we eventually decided to go the "Whole Hog" and booked a 1 month holiday with them including the overland trip to Lhasa from Kathmandu, a 5 day trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill and an 8 night tour of Bhutan, plus free days in Kathmandu for us to explore the valley by ourselves.
Arjun who does all the email communications was fantastic, prepared to adjust the itinerary to suit our needs, for instance we dropped travelling to Chitwan to have more days in Bhutan, and added destinations in Bhutan that weren't on their website.
Before we were due to leave Australia, they notified us the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu was closing an dour Tibet portion of the tour was at risk, but we changed our arrival to a day early and they readjusted the Tibet and Nepal portions so it all went ahead.
Raj who looks after you on arrival and throughout is also fantastic, making sure all is organised. I could write forever, but its easiest to say, each part of our holiday went well, the guides and drivers were lovely, good english and took care of out every need. The accommodation was very good.
I think Outfitter's are a very professional well run company that takes pride in looking after their customers, do yourself a favour and book with them.
Best Trekking experience with Outfitter Nepal
Amazing trip to Nepal thanks to everyone at OUTFITTER NEPAL.
Travelling alone, I felt safe and well looked after from pick up at the airport to drop off when leaving. The 5 days ghorepani poon hill trek as part of my 11 day trip was a fantastic experience.
The group had chance to walk at their own pace and the tea houses and lodges we stopped at were welcoming and comfortable. The home cooked food was fresh and delicious. Our Guide Bala was second to none. Nothing was too much trouble and he was always on hand to answer any questions or to offer help where needed.
A highly experienced and knowledgeable Guide. I would highly recommend Bala and would definitely love to Trek with him again. We all bonded well as a group and the experiences we shared brought us great lasting friendships. Our fantastic Porters Saroz and Kiran were unstoppable with our heavy bags! Always polite, friendly and hard working. It was sad to say goodbye after such an exhilarating Trip.
Well organised and excellent value for money, I would not hesitate to book again or to recommend Oufitter Nepal to anyone seeking a thrilling rewarding experience in Nepal.
Good people with good thoughts
Nepal is an amazing destination - especially when seen with an amazing tour company, Outfitter Nepal. From being picked up at Katmandu airport (they had to wait for hours for us all to get through the frustratingly long,slow queues) to being greeted at our hotel by the owner of the company himself to discuss the itinerary planned, we were feeling confident that the holiday was going to be a good one.
Our guide, Birodh turned out to be exceptional. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable, he was helpful in any way needed, patient and encouraging when it came to the long hikes and steps (we all made it!) but also had a crazy (in a good way) sense of humour!
Our driver Raj, was also exceptional; there are many mad drivers on the very bumpy roads both in the cities and up to the mountains, and our lives were certainly in his hands, but we always felt completely safe with his driving. Definitely visit Nepal at least once in your life - definitely with Outfitter Nepal, and definitely ask for Birodh and Raj, they certainly are good people with good thoughts and have left us with very happy memories.
Everest Base Camp Trekking Tour
I booked Everest base camp trek with a friend during February.
I'll try and quickly sum up the tour high lights; I covered accommodation through my review of moonlight hotel who were the preferred place to stay by outfitter Nepal.
- Much cheaper than most tours under the same umbrella. This is the biggest pro with other competitors asking for 2500 AUD for the same tour.
- Experience through the tour provided the best chances for reaching base camp.
- It's not so overly risk averse that you can do most things at your own pace and also have some real adventure.
- With reduced numbers of tourists in the aftermath of the earthquake has made the track much user friendly with no hold ups in areas such as the suspension bridges, which also leaves more abilities in top areas for crowded free photos. This also gives the tourist more ability in negotiating prices when shopping.
- Our guide Hom was extremely patient and friendly throughout some extraordinary circumstances with clients sometimes acting up outside what would be "normal" sensible requests.
- The sleeping bag provided was extremely good, warm and clean. I wouldn't take one if your okay with using another sleeping bag.
Everest Base camp trek
We booked the Everest Base Camp trekking package in end May and had a really experienced and wonderful guide, Hom, whom with his networks, got us room upgrades at some of the lodges as it was nearing the end of the trekking season and lodges are often less crowded.
The trip was smooth and well coordinated.
On the second day of our descent from, Smirk Airlines apparently cancelled our return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu but Outfitter Nepal quickly booked another flight to ensure that our return to Kathmandu will not be delayed.