What Our Clients Say
Our experience with Environmental Trekking was great - Nava was amazing in communicating online with us, and showed us a range of possible trekking routes and different prizes before we chose one, with great patience and detail. The actual trek was superb and the route challenging, but rewarding overall. Our guide, Pancha, was amazing (ask for him if you can!), both confidently navigating the Himalaya while also accommodating our interests us we travelled up the valley, allowing us to stop off at a few gompas and explaining Buddhist theory/architecture to us too! Our porter, Combo, was also great, always cheery and polite, raising spirits throughout the trip. The accommodation varied a little, some with hot water and amazing views, others with some thin beds and dauntingly large spiders, but we did go for a cheaper package, and I'm sure if you were a bit pushy you could ensure consistently good accommodation. Overall, however, a brilliant experience and I'll be sure to return to Nava and his team for future treks here!
Just a note: If possible, avoid using the main road with the cars and take the old route - we had to use the former, partly due to poor weather conditions and partly due to a lack of time so the road offered a faster alternative, but next time we'll definitely stick to the older paths.
Visited July 2016
Oxford, United Kingdom
Langtang valley classic hike
I've just returned from the Langtang Classic hike and what an amazing experience!
From the beginning, Nava was quick to reply to emails, friendly and flexible with my plans. Couldn't have asked for an easier booking process.
Hari, my guide is the most wonderful and lovely man. Very experienced guide who was knowledgable and friendly. If you have the opportunity to request him, you won't regret it.
The Langtang region was just spectacular. Having only just reopened recently after the devastating aftermath of last year's earthquake, it was a real pleasure and humbling experience to visit the area with someone as experienced as Hari.
Thank you to the whole team for such a great trip!
Visited May 2016
Amazing bonding experience with family and Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition with a view of the Himalayas!
We were unsure about our trekking plans right up to arriving in Kathmandu mainly because of our fitness level, the weather and the severe kerosene and gas shortage that Nepal was facing arising from its political situation. But our family of five with three teenagers were in good hands as soon as we met Nava who owns and runs Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition when we arrived in Kathmandu. His deep knowledge, experience and even patience was a tremendous help in planning our trip knowing we had come from a busy life with limited time for preparation. He made sure we had a great support team and indeed we did! Leading up for the trek was our experienced, able, knowledgeable guide Ratna, who's regular backyard is the ECB. He was able to answer all of our questions from Nepal's history, landscape and its people to 'how much longer' and 'how hard will today be' :) He was good in reacting to our needs on a daily basis including the various changes in our trekking plans! Assisting us was two excellent and great spirited porters, Chaitee and BJay. Such kind and open souls, we could not have asked for better help. They were attentive, intuitive and ready to respond to our needs and great support. It was a great journey for the family, memorable for the time the family got to spend together going through some challenging day and made more so because of the folks at Nepal Environmental Treks. The food was also a joy. We would say Nepal is a must and don't worry too much about the negative news that may come out from the country sometimes. Do go.We will certainly be back and no doubt who will be our first choice!
Visited December 2015
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Gokoyo and EBC with children - Excellent!
This is the second time we've used Environmental Treks and Expeditions for a family trek in Nepal. The first time was in December 2010 (2 adults 2 children aged 6 and 8) when we trekked to Annapurna Sanctuary. This most recent trek in December 2015 was with another family (see AndrewJR105 review below) to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp. Although there was an earthquake earlier in 2015, the Everest region received only a little damage, and the overwhelming majority of the places we saw on our 18 day trek were in excellent condition - the lodges were clean and well maintained, with food very well prepared. Our guide (Hari Krishna Sapkota), with more than 30 years experience, selected outstanding places to stay, gave advice on food and walking, and managed the porters and logistics. Nava, the owner of the trekking company, was professional, gave good advice and briefing before and after the trek, making sure personally that everything was properly taken care of. Email interactions with them are fast and comprehensive. We've trekked in Nepal 7+ times over the past 25 years, and have seen many different organisations and guides over the years. We returned to Environmental Treks & Expeditions because of their high professionalism and organisation, experience and advice and quality of guides - Nava really cares about his clients, and for family groups he and his guides pay special attention re safety and enjoyment. We'll never forget the special Christmas meal of chicken curry that Hari arranged, or his gentle but firm guiding and leadership. Thanks for a fantastic trek!
Visited December 2015
Gokyo and EBC with family - led by Hari Krishna Sapkota, Nepal Environmental Treks & Expeditions - Outstanding!!!
We have just returned from an 18 day trek to Gokyo and Everest Base Camp. We travelled as two families with four children aged from 10 years to 15 years old. We had originally planned to trek from Gokyo to Lobuche via the Cho La Pass, but on the advise of our wonderful guide we amended our plans and trekked via Phortse, Pangboche and Dingboche instead. Definitely the right choice when we spoke to others who had attempted the pass - very icy.
We cannot speak highly enough of Hari - he was an amazing guide. Always willing to share his expertise, with over 30 years of guiding. He knew all the best places to stay, and acquired the best rooms for us (some even with an ensuite toilet!!). He gave wise advice on staying fit and healthy, to the extent that no-one went down with gastro, and we all acclimatised well to the altitude with a sensible pace. We would absolutely recommend taking Environmental Treks - Nava gave great advice before we left, as there were concerns regarding the aftermath of the earthquake. We needn't have worried as lodges and tracks to Gokyo and EBC were all in excellent condition. Hari somehow engineered a special meal for us to celebrate Christmas - greatly appreciated and fondly remembered. Thanks for your leadership and friendship Hari - if you're travelling with kids then your best move would be to ask for Hari.
Visited December 2015