Outfitter Nepal is a professional and local trekking company. Our guides Hom and Dhana provided the best support along with jokes and laughs and they go a long way to make your experience on the trek unforgettable. I highly recommend Outfitter Nepal and will definitely be back for future treks.
Myself and five others visited Nepal in early October 2016.The weather was sunny throughout the day, so I wore light pants and a t-shirt. I also had a jersey on hand just in case of a turn in weather. There was only once that I felt cold and that was at the highest point of our journey (3210 metres) when we ventured to Poon Hill. It's kind of what you expect though when you are high up in the mountains!
Some of the highlights for me included hiking up Poon Hill to see the sunrise, white water rafting down the river and meeting the local children. I would highly recommend taking clothing, bandages or toys to donate to the children, because there is no better feeling than providing for someone in need. Many of the children will ask for chocolate or candy, but it is recommended not to give them any as they don't understand the importance of cleaning their teeth, and healthcare is hard to come by for them.
We had the pleasure of being assigned a friendly guide called Hom who had excellent knowledge about the area and spoke very good English. This was my first time in a non-English speaking country, so I was very impressed. Hom allowed us to go at our own pace and helped us on the track when we needed assistance.
I was equally impressed by our sherpas Maila, Narayan and Shanka, as they were very friendly and genuinely happy to show us their beautiful country.
As a vegetarian, I was a little concerned that there would be a lack of variety when it came to food, however I was proved wrong. There was plenty to choose from and there was not a single meal that I disliked.
Accommodation was excellent. Everywhere we stopped was absolutely amazing! One night we were located next to a river - another night we were next to a waterfall - and another night we were up in the mountains. Just stunning! It was like nothing else I had ever experienced before.
At the end of the hiking, I became unwell and could no longer carry on with the rest of the tour. Thankfully, Raj (the tour organiser) arranged for me to stay another night in Pokhara, which I am forever grateful. Nothing was ever a problem for the guys at Outfitter and that is something I will always remember about the company.
Thank you for taking me on this amazing journey! I will be recommending you to all of my friends :-)
I have recently returned after doing the wonderful 12-day Nepal View Tour with Outfitter Nepal. Our expectations were were well and truly exceeded. From the moment we were met at the airport in Kathmandu, to when we dropped off back there at the end of our trip, the team at Outfitter looked after us extremely well. From the company's director, Raj, who had patiently answered my many emails prior to our trip, met us for a comprehensive run-through of the itinerary the day after we arrived and joined us for a farewell dinner on our final night, to Raj our driver, the lovely Shova who took us on a guided tour of Kathmandu.
Hom our amazing guide who went far above and beyond in making sure that we all enjoyed the trek, and Narayan, Maila and Shankar who were our support crew on the trek - all of the Outfitter staff were friendly, knowledgeable and great fun to be with. The mark of a great company is how they respond when something goes wrong, and in this regard Outfitter was outstanding. My niece became unwell and was unable to continue with the planned schedule, and all it took was one phone call to Raj and in a matter of a few minutes he had arranged accommodation for my niece and sister and transport for them to join us a couple of days later.
The trip itself was excellent, with the five-day trek in the stunningly beautiful Annapurnas being the undisputed highlight. The natural beauty of the mountains is indescribable, and as mentioned, Hom and the support crew were terrific. I highly recommend Outfitter Nepal, and will be very happy to answer questions if anyone would like any more information.