Truly thankful to be able to experience such a beautiful, pristine trail on my first hiking trip, made even more special by the guides and porters who took excellent care of us on the trip. The trail itself was breathtaking, with gradual changes in terrain, vegetation and temperature, and punctuated by quaint little villages and friendly faces greeting "Namaste" along the way to energise the tired hiker. We covered almost 20km each day but it felt manageable because there was always something new to look forward to. Our guides, especially Shankar, were very experienced and kept us entertained on the hike with their knowledge of the flora and fauna as well as geography and cultural makeup of the area. Our group were genuinely moved by their warm hospitality throughout the 15-day trek and patience in responding to our (all 14 of us!) many questions and requests, even playing nurse when some of us got injured (our own folly!) on the trek. They, together with the 7 porters, were extremely thoughtful and always went out of their way to make sure we were as comfortable and happy as possible from the moment we arose to the moment we retired every day. Despite not being able to complete the circuit due to heavy snowfall at Larke Pass, the trail had much to offer, even on the way back. It also means I have to go back :) Many thanks to Shankar and Krishna aka KK (our guides) for being so caring and putting us first throughout the entire trip, and also to Dipendra for being such a superb host and arranging such an unforgettable experience! I cannot recommend them enough. I will definitely be back!
The Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a very beautiful and scenic trail all the way, glacial waters, green valleys, snow-capped mountains, watching the villagers go about their everyday life, the donkeys, the goats, the chickens, the ducks, and yak, and many many more! The trail starts off at a low altitude which is around 700m and gradually gets higher every day, around an elevation gain of 1000m per day, which is good for those who fear they might get hit by altitude sickness. Accommodations are good enough (not too basic) that we felt comfortable in our stays in all the different guest houses we were at for the duration of the trail. At the same time, there isn't a lot of tourist which makes this perfect for me as I wasn't keen on being on a trek that is crowded. Our guides, Shankar and Krishnan (KK) were very experienced, always making sure our safety and well-being was well taken care of which includes them taking our meal orders, being our waiters to serve food to our table and ALWAYS ALWAYS making sure we are comfortable all the time. Needless to say, will certainly miss both of them and their Nepalise hospitality for sure!
Excellent from start to finish. A seamless experience from arrival to departure. Dipendra was excellent on his communication. He always replied very promptly and with good information. We were always looked after exceptionally well whether in Kathmandu, on the trail or in the tea houses. Our main guide Rajan was so caring and lovely. He always had our best interests at heart. A bit like a mother hen looking after her brood. It was very tough at times, and very cold at nights , some of us suffered at times but with patience and care from Rajan and his team of fellow guide and three porters who were all great, we made it to Everest base camp. Now it was my birthday the day we got to EBC, Rajan had arranged a birthday cake with candles and carried it for two days from the last bakery, what an amazing gesture. Above and beyond the call of duty. A big thank you to all the team. If you want to trek in the Himalayas, look no further these are THE guys to go with.
An awesome trip with an awesome Guide and awesome porters and a group of awesome ladies. I did the Annapurna Base Camp treks in early Nov this year with my friends and I would like to thanks to Dipendra from Scenic Nepal Treks for organizing our 8days trek to ABC and Sarangkot sightseeing. We were taken care of from the moment we arrived in Kathmandu until we depart for home. It was planned very well. We were glad to have our guide-Shankar who is our professional guide, experienced and knowledgeable, great in English, friendly, capable, caring us and accommodating to our needs. Our porters-Raj, Kisson, and Uncle Bin were very nice friendly, smiling and taking care of us too. We had a wonderful experience with them and I have very warm memories. I would give Scenic Nepal Treks my highest recommendation! So great that one of my bucket list...checked! Cheers! See you again!
This trip had been 4 years in the making. had actually gotten to know Rajan and Dipendra through a friend's friend recommendation. I can only say that they are so patient with me over the years (yes years!) in the multiple failed attempts that I had to get myself to Nepal. Well, this year, it finally came true and with the trusty hands of Dipendra and my absolutely wonderful guide KK, I had the most amazing trip of my life! Dipendra made sure that anything and everything will go well, from the airport pick-ups to the hotel accommodation to the arrangements to be made during the trek. He was able and very willing to help me with my numerous changes along the way and I knew that all I needed was to ask and he will help me fulfill my requests. And then there is KK, my super guide. Right from day 1, he gave me the assurance and the feeling that I will be very well taken care of and he definitely did. Way above my expectations. When I just mentioned to him that I think I need a porter halfway while trekking, he found me one in 30 minutes! How amazing was that! KK always made sure that he's either walking beside me or behind me to make sure that I am ok all the way, even if I was slow, he very patiently waited for me. And then there's the trek. The most amazing country, landscapes and people. I've run out of words to explain but this is definitely a must-do for all travelers and of all ages. Thank you Scenic Nepal. Especially Dipendra, KK and Rajan. You guys are amazing!