These are handful people among our thousands of happy customer from over 25 years running trip in the Himalayas.
Apr 24 2019
Trekking Team Group are a fantastic local trekking company if you're planning a holiday or trek in Nepal and, simply put, Birman Tamang is the best trekking guide this side of Everest.
We booked a 20 day trek to Everest Base Camp during April 2019 through Inspiring Vacations. The overall package was initially compiled and coordinated by Inspiring Vacations (including flights, itinerary, etc), though once we hit the ground in Kathmandu it was Shreehari and his team at Trekking Team Group that managed the logistics of our trek, accommodation, meals, transport, etc. Shreehari and his team were always friendly and professional, and always willing to go above and beyond to ensure we felt comfortable, informed and happy. It was comforting to know we were in the hands of a local trekking company who not only had many years of experience, but who also provided support to local communities and schools through various initiatives. We only had a small group (3 people), which was great.
Birman Tamang was our guide for the trek, and I can't imagine having a better guide. Birman picked us up from Kathmandu airport (welcoming us with genuine enthusiasm) and stayed with us through to our return to the airport 20 days later. He has a great wealth of knowledge about not only trekking in the Himalayas but also Nepal, it's history, religion, culture, food and people. Birman's positivity and enthusiasm were seemingly endless and highly infectious. He's very patient and quite observant, so we always felt at ease along the trek and never rushed. He's also really flexibile and seems to have contacts in most of the lodges and tea houses along the trek, so it often felt like we got preferential treatment over other trekkers. More than once, I spied Birman picking up rubbish along the trails and putting it in the nearest bin.
Our two porters Doulashin and Sunkumar were fantastic, always waiting for us with a smile at the end of the day's trek. There's no way we could have made it up and back without them.
Our package included some local sightseeing in Kathmandu before our trek to Everest. In addition, we had a few days once we'd returned from the mountain to relax and explore the local Balthali village and Bhaktapur areas. While we were somewhat exhausted from our journey up and down the mountain, this was a nice way to unwind after our long trek, and a welcome change to the dust and frantic activity of central Kathmandu.
I highly recommend TTG and Birman as your local trekking team and guide if you're planning a visit to Nepal. They're awesome.
Mar 28 2019
Our guide, Hari, and porter Omesh, were very good at taking care of our needs on our 11 day trek. They were very organized and pleasant to be with.
We appreciated the use of the SteriPen to sterilize our drinking water - no plastic water bottles! We also appreciated Mr Shreehari's interest in a follow up meeting to hear about our experience on the trek. We would recommend this company.
Mar 20 2019
Amazing Trekking to (Mount Everest Base and the Kalapatthar) everything went perfectly thanks to the people of the Trekking Team Group and especially to Birman and Hira, who were the ones who made our trip a dream come true for all. Surely we return to do it on the side of Gokyo and its lakes and we have no doubt that we will do it with this company, so formal in everything from the first day that we contacted them by email from Spain when we started planning our trip. Incredible Treking to (Mount Everest Base and the Kalapatthar) everything went perfectly thanks to the people of the Trekking Team Group and especially to Birman and Hira, who were the ones who made our trip to dream come true for all. Surely we return to do it on the side of Gokyo and its lakes and we have no doubt that we will do with this company, so formal in everything from the first day that we contacted them by email from Spain when we started planning our trip.
Mar 14 2019
We decided to chose a local company on our second visit to Nepal. We were impressed with the social responsibility that this company demonstrates by not using bottled water and also their charity work providing meals in schools, providing dental care and clean drinking water.Our initial plan was to trek to Upper Mustang but unfortunately the amount of snow in late February prevented us from completing our initial plan. Shreehari and our guide, Birman came up with an alternative trekking plan which was still challenging and would give us the opportunity to see at least some of the Mustang area. They were also very honest about the reduction in costs that resulted from the different itinerary and provided a full refund for the difference.Our guide, Birman was very good at finding tea houses which had an ensuite bathroom. Out of all the places we stayed only one teahouse had shared toilet facilities.Birman made sure that we had enough water to drink and it was clear that safety of his clients was his top priority.The porters (Bikash & Sange) did an excellent job and we felt part of a family as we trekked out of Jomson and back in to Pokhara.I would highly recommend this local company and would definitely travel with them again on our next visit to Nepal.
Mar 08 2019
Went on the Rara Lake trek with a small group. The trek was absolutely breathtaking, with Bir and Sancha being the most caring guides I could have asked for! Cannot wait to return to Nepal and trek with them again, would recommend to all.
Feb 18 2019
Our guide Birman was fantastic! Really supportive and encouraging and through the unexpected amount of snow! Thanks Birman!
Feb 01 2019
We have a very Good xperience with this company. Mr Shreehari ever was alert and ever have a solution if you cannot make the first option. Tikka was the perfect guide, and a very nice people. I recomend absoluty this company for make your trek in Nepal. They make your dream in reality. Thanks for all
Dec 30 2018
Nov 26 2018
First, mountain biking the Annapurna Circuit was an adventure of a lifetime, and I would recommend Trekking Team to anyone that I would recommend this trip. However, I would recommend trekking/MTBing the Annapurna Circuit to very few people that I know. You must be in very good physical condition and be willing to admit you're not in good enough physical condition. You must be willing to overlook the dirt (dust, trash and sometimes disgusting bathrooms) to enjoy the beauty. You must be willing to explore the local cuisine to fully enjoy the adventure. You must be willing to accept the available lodging that is never much better than a nice hostel and can be not much better than a roughly built shack. You must be willing to deal with cold.
If you can get over those hurdles, the adventure is worth it. Shreehari was responsive and helpful in the time leading up to the trip, and the trip itself was well organised. Trekking Team met us at the airport and handled all logistics related to lodging, transportation, and scheduling (providing either a guide or free time in Kathmandu as we choose) until we were back in the airport. The handoff to our MTBing guide was well coordinated.
The guide and porter were excellent and made sure we were taken care of at every step of the ride. The guide had been on over 50 trips to the Annapurna Region and seemed to know every local we met on the trip.
Nov 19 2018
We did a 23 days hike with Trekking Team Group in October 2018. We were 100% satisfied with the overall experience of the trek. Everything was neatly organized. Communication beforehand was very quick efficient and in a timely manner. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we were carefully taken care of every single day. First by the agency (sightseeing/ evening dinner in Kathmandu) and later by our fantastic, very knowledgeable and experienced guide and porter. We booked a group trek but since no other people signed up for the same itinerary the trek was carried out as private trek without additional cost. I am glad to have chosen TTG as operator and would recommend undoubtedly to everyone that plans to go trekking in Nepal.