My husband and I just returned from trekking in Nepal (2/12-2/20/2017) and without hesitation we wanted to recommend Puru Timalsena and his team at Above the Himalaya Trekking. I have relied on Trip Advisor reviews and found Puru thru Trip Advisor. I gave thought to using a company directly in Nepal and leaving out the middlemen and it was so easy and worthwhile.
What we enjoyed about working with Puru was his excellent and timely responses to our questions, the ease in booking our trip and when we arrived all the necessary details were handled from beginning to end.
Our guide Basu was always concerned with our happiness and safety and our porter Muradi worked tirelessly to get our belongings from one teahouse to the next - both guys always smiling and making sure the trek went off without a hitch.
We were picked up at the airport, taken to our hotel, all the permits and details were handled by Puru and Basu and food/lodging/transportation were all handled. All we had to do was concentrate on enjoying our trek and the wonderful people of Nepal and the sights to discover.
Please do not hesitate to contact Puru directly and establish a program that works for you. He guided us on the best trek for us and made necessary recommendations based on our wishes. We went there to celebrate my 60th birthday and accomplish the goal of trekking the Himalayas and I/We would encourage you to spend your dollars directly with the company. They are appreciative of your business and we felt so good knowing that our dollars were going directly to all those we came in contact with and not for unnecessary expenses.
I'm happy to answer any other questions and hope this review is helpful.
Nepal is a beautiful country
Trekking is a really unique experience
The Nepalese are warm and welcoming
Puru and his team make it all so easy
Just go for it!!!
Me and my friends from Dubai had a wonderful experience with ‘Above the
Himalaya Trekking’. This company and every staff member went above and
beyond to make sure we had the most exciting, safe, comfortable and
informative tour in Nepal. The key person in contact was Mr. Puru. We
were made to feel at ease as all our queries and concerns were answered
promptly by him. We found Mr. Puru to be very cooperative and organized
with rich experience in treks & tours.
If anyone is planning on going to Nepal for a fantastic adventure, we highly recommend to book with them. They will truly let you experience all Nepal has to offer from stunning mountain scenery, diverse terrain, ancient villages, religious shrines to ethnic cuisines.
We had an exceptional experience and we wouldn’t hesitate to book our next trip with ‘Above the Himalaya Trekking’
My husband and I did a 10-day Annapurna Panaroma trek with puru from Above the Himalaya in early December, and we had an amazing time! The timing worked out great for us with very clear weather, warm days and cold nights, and the trail was not too crowded. We trekked with Basu , who was the best guide we could hope for- kind, knowledgeable, and accommodating. He was able to assess our energy and tailor our days to match that, stopping for breaks when we needed it and going 'slowly, slowly' for us. We had so much fun throughout the whole trip- getting to know each other, talking about our respective home towns and hobbies, teaching each other card games and about the culture. We truly miss Basu and porter Sunil- and are hoping to go back soon for more trekking with them!
My girlfriend and I completed the Annapurna Circuit trek in March / April 2016 and LOVED it.We have an awesome experience of paragliding, river rafting, trekking and site seeing. And the best part was the hospitality shown by the whole team , including the tour coordinator, guides, drivers etc.. I strongly recommend this team for a trekking Tour and adventurous at the same time comfortable and economical for a nepal tour".Above The Himalaya Trekking (P)Ltd "
My father and I competed the Everest Base Camp trek last year, we came across Above The Himalaya Trekking after doing some research online and were not disappointed. From we arrived in Kathmandu the company was highly professional and attentive. puru runs a great business. Our guide, Purna was excellent. His knowledge of the landscape and his ability to effortlessly assess situations and capabilities helped everything to run smoothly. purna is exceptionally skilled and a genuinely great guy and the same can be said of our porter hari. They were a pleasure to spend time with we have remained in contact for the past year getting regular updates about treks and happenings in Nepal. My father and I agree that the trip could not have been any better and we definitely made the correct decision to travel with Above The Himalaya Trekking ..
I was traveling with 2 friend. We did honey hunting tour in nepal (Bhugung taku bhir Lamjung) . It was wonderful experience specially the help of
our guide and porters the
trail was quite sleepery, Puru the Owner provide us best guide and
porters who are very familar with us and took care every small
things. We have traveled by jeep between Lamjung Khudi .We truly felt that the Above the Himalaya team had our best interests in
mind the entire trek and tour - keeping us informed of every detail, being
flexible to our requests, ensuring that we were taken care of in all
guest houses, and teaching us about Nepali culture and language.
Definitely consider booking with Above the Himalaya!
Thank you Above the Himalaya and team to make our trip memorable.
Above the himalaya trekking organized a great customized tour for us. We visited Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve ,Pokhara city ,Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Chitwan National Park:. We found these places are very good to visit the best ways of viewing birds in Nepal.I strongly suggest you try these guys if you are deciding. If I go back, would be no other group I would spend it with. Great job guys.
I booked a tour with Mr. Puru for 11 day visit to Nepal. The driver was superb as we drove with him for 11 days. All the arrangement from the beginning to the end of the tour were great and stress free. The guides provided in all 3 cities (Kathmandu, Chitwan, Pokhara) were very knowledgeable and specially guide in chitwan was excellent. Mr. Puru took great care as he called and emailed to make sure that our tour was going smooth. He treated with a dinner on our last night in Kathmandu which I thought was very sweet. I can highly recommend this tour company to anyone visiting Nepal.
We emailed with puru from Above The Himalaya Trekking and arranged a customized ten-day tour of different places in Nepal for our family. puru was quick and responsive planning this tour, and he took all our requests into consideration. He picked the perfect hotel and the perfect activities and destinations. Our guide, Kumod and our driver were both experienced and provided excellent service. Nepal is a beautiful country, and everyone at Above The Himalaya Trekking was so kind and helpful. Thank you so much for such a memorable trip!