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First hiking experience at an altitude over 5000 metersIndonesia
Incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience. You must do this if you are tight on time and want to experience Everest to its fullest. The Himalayan Masters is the best company for the Everest base camp helicopter tour with landing service. 
Everest Helicopter tour with Best local CompanyUSA

We did the Manaslu circuit with Himalayan Masters in a group of nine people and couldn’t have found a better company to do this with!

Before the trip, we emailed and backed them up, and Sandip was super helpful and patiently answered all of our questions (in peak season, sometimes it could take a bit longer since he is still leading tours himself). The communication was very professional, and we felt well taken care of! Once we arrived, Raj, the office manager, explained the itinerary and provided us with the down jackets and sleeping bags we needed at higher altitudes. He is a lovely guy, and we ended up chatting with him over some masala tea.

During the tour, our guides Dipak and Arjun went above and beyond to ensure we had the most incredible experience possible and turned our group into a small trekking family, sharing laughter and some challenging moments! Dipak is an experienced and knowledgeable guide with many connections in the villages in the Manaslu region. He would ensure we get the best accommodations, restaurants, and tea houses for our breaks! Every evening, he gave a detailed briefing about what to expect the next day and a motivational speech when needed. Arjun, our assistant guide, spread joy to the whole group by always having the biggest smile and ensuring everyone was comfortable (thank you so much for bringing tea and apple pie to base camp!).

The trek itself is just stunning. Before coming to Nepal, we were indecisive about whether to do the Annapurna or the Manaslu circuit, but after the trek, we can wholeheartedly and 100% recommend the Manaslu circuit. Opposed to the Annapurna circuit, you never walk on roads with jeeps (just donkeys), and from day two on, it’s all hiking trails. We were so happy that the Himalayan Master’s itinerary allowed for Pungyen Gompa and a day trip to Manaslu base camp. Those were two highlights of our trip. Almost all the other groups we met had to choose between the two. The day trip to Basecamp was challenging but so rewarding (and we felt very well acclimatized for the pass afterwards!).
We didn’t have a porter, so we carried the backpacks ourselves. For us, it wasn’t as complicated as we expected (we are used to doing multi-day hikes in the Alps), and it felt like an outstanding achievement carrying our stuff over Larke Pass (be sure to pack as light as possible).

Overall, the trek was one of the best experiences of our lifetime! If you are still looking for a trekking company to go with, don’t look any further and go with the Himalayan masters! Thank you so much to the whole team; we’re already thinking about which trek to do next with you guys!

Manaslu Circuit – Absolutely amazing!Germany 🇩🇪

I had a great adventure during this expedition. The first plan is to go to EBC but during the bad weather, there is no flight to Lukla. During dalbhat lunch, Sandip helped us to change our route: ACT. We hiked into many kinds of treks, all of them are very beautiful. Sandip, PK, and Binot helped us a lot and nurtured us with all our conditions. Thank you, Himalayan Masters!

Annapurna Circuit Trek with Himalayan MastersIndonesia 🇮🇩

Himalayan Masters made my trip to Nepal phenomenal. From the start, I was a bit nervous about travelling alone as a 22-year-old female in Nepal especially on a two-week-long trek through the Himalayas. I reached out to Sandip a few weeks before my plans to arrive with my concerns and he made every effort to try to find someone who would be interested in my same dates when we did not find someone, he made me feel completely comfortable going alone and made sure my needs were met. Upon my arrival in Kathmandu, Sandip picked me up directly from the airport and took me to get gear. He was so sweet and even lent me some of his gear (his beautiful summit suit and other items) since he had just gotten back from a trip himself. He even offered me his own trekking boots to borrow for my trek but they were a tad too big. He was so generous and helpful with the preparation of my trip and truly made me feel like I was valued as a customer, I could not be more grateful, especially being a solo female backpacker, I was used to very different treatment. When my trip started, we had a one-day delay from a storm, and because Sandip knew of my tight date restrictions, he made sure that I was put on the first helicopter the next morning to start my trek. My guide was Pradip, who was equally fantastic. He was really fun to talk to all day and always included me when meeting with the other guides. He was very attentive and super kind, I felt very comfortable the entire trip and had so much fun. I was impressed by the accommodations, with my EBC package purchased, I always was able to get whatever meals I wanted and I could see both Sandip and Pradip were always working to be sure I had a comfortable or private room if available. At one point in the trip, I was debating extending to Gokyo Lakes in addition to EBC, Sandip was incredibly helpful with calling places for me to see if this was possible with my date restrictions. I, however, decided to not extend because I was feeling ill from altitude sickness, which Pradip was so helpful with and supported me through reaching Everest Base Camp. Pradip was especially helpful when on day 13 of 15, I became incredibly sick when we reached Namche Bazaar for the second time on the way down. I could not stop throwing up, getting sick, and passing out. I believe that this was a mix of altitude sickness and food sickness. Sandip was incredibly helpful when helping me with this, he was in contact with my father who was back in the US giving him updates on my condition and he organized a helicopter to get me from Namche and take me to Kathmandu to the hospital. Sandip met me at the airport there in an ambulance took me to the hospital and made sure that I was well taken care of. I had to stay four days in the Kathmandu hospital before flying home, and Sandip came every day to check on me and to be sure that I was getting everything I needed. He even drove me back to his office and got me a hotel room so that I could nap for a few hours before my flight after my hospital discharge. He then drove me to the airport and left me with very kind words. I cannot recommend Himalayan Masters enough, they are a phenomenal company that obviously truly cares about their patrons. Sandip is a wonderful human and I would trust him to make the best trip for anybody!

Intense Experience on EBC Trek Made Incredible Thanks to Himalayan MastersUSA 🇺🇸

We hiked the Manaslu Circuit with Himalayan Masters in April and felt very well taken care of from the first Email contact through to the hike itself. We’d recommend them to anyone who wants to have the planning certainty of booking from abroad but still get a small local agency with a good price and service package.

We made contact from home already but committed only once we were in Kathmandu and able to compare on the ground. The communication with Sandip was excellent also via email: prompt, in good English and knowledgeable. We later learned he is an experienced guide himself, still leading summit hikes, which we think is positive.
H.M. helped us pick the trek and get all the necessary equipment in preparation.

We (as a couple) hiked with a guide and a porter, Ram and Baikuntha, who turned out to be the best company we could have asked for on the hike. Baikuntha brought our belongings quickly and reliably across the mountains and was also one of the more ‘present’ porters, trying to learn English with us, walking by our side and not always sprinting ahead. We had those typical stomach issues early in the trek and Ram and Baikuntha quickly figured out a way for us to adapt our stops and route to something manageable.

Last but not least I want to send a special thanks to Ram who supported us every step along the way, coaching, sharing knowledge, and entertaining. He was approachable, reliable and dedicated to his work, available for us whenever we needed help. Thank you!

Highly recommended: Local agency, great communication from home! They’ll take care of youGermany 🇩🇪

Great service & communication and high standard in all that they do.

We did the Manaslu Circuit in April and it was a life-changing experience. Preparation,
permits etc were flawless and our guide Dipak really made it a wonderful time for us. He was very attentive and took care of us, also going the extra mile in terms of choice of tea houses, planning of itinerary and fun. Thanks a lot!!

Best adventure company I’ve worked with so far!Germany 🇩🇪

I can just thank you! 🙏

Had an incredible experience. Sandip and Dipak did the best possible job I can imagine.

Sandip organized the trip to Manaslu to our needs. Quick response and perfect planning.

Dipak was our guide and well-informed about the area because it is his home area. Always made us very comfortable and gave us the best rooms and free wifi (normally you have to pay for that!).

Can recommend both from my heart.

Best experienceGermany 🇩🇪

Good experience with Himalayan masters.
Clear and quick communication beforehand with Sandip. Everything was organized by the time I arrived in KTM. Flexible and reasonable organization.

Surjie, the porter-guide on this trip, is a very caring, kind and happy person. He took care of all practical matters during the trekking.

Manaslu Circuit – very good experienceBelgium 🇧🇪

Our Manaslu trek was fantastic with Surje Lama. Helped out immensely when I got sick, and when we had a very challenging pass day. Sandip was fantastic on the organising end from start to finish. Changes to the plan were no problem. We had a great trip. Thanks, Surje and Sandip

Manaslu circuitAustralia 🇦🇺

We enjoyed a great experience with Himalaya Masters. Sandip, the owner, provided us with clear and detailed information from the moment we reached out to him.
There is a lot to consider when coming to Nepal to trek for the first time and Sandip really helped put out minds at ease with his patience and advice.
We ended up trekking the Manaslu circuit with Raj as our guide. It was such a lovely experience and it was great to have such an experienced guide with us on our journey. Pit was also part of our group, as a porter but he helped us all and provided us with fresh fruit and sometimes apple fritters!
It was a legendary experience and one that we’ll not soon forget.
Make sure you bring your warm clothing for your trip – the weather can fluctuate and be unpredictable in the mountains!
We’re already looking forward to returning and doing more trekking in Nepal!

Epic trek on Manaslu CircuitCanada 🇨🇦

With the recent change to Nepal’s solo trekker policy, I was initially sceptical about seeking the support of both a trekking company and a guide. I can say upon reflection on the Manaslu Circuit those fears were completely unfounded.

Himalayan Masters and the owner Sandip were incredibly attentive, making the entire planning and arrivals process effortless.

On the trek, I was paired with Govinda, one of Himalayan Masters’ most experienced guides, who have, at the time of writing completed 31 Manaslu treks. I could not have asked for a better guide to give me the full experience of the trek and of Nepal. His attention to detail, appreciation of risk and willingness to share both language and culture have been outstanding.

For anyone considering choosing Himalayan Masters or wavering over whether they should employ a guide; I can assure you, it will be the single best decision you could make if you’re coming to trek in Nepal.

I have left Nepal having had the most wonderful of trips and am looking forward to returning in the future to trek with Mero bhai (my brother) Govinda.

Outstanding trek, flawless from start to finish.England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Travelling with Himalayan Masters and doing the 12-day Manaslu circuit trek has been a fantastic journey.
The owner, Sandip, has been very professional and has provided us with all the information we needed to travel in safe and comfortable conditions. He has arranged all the details (picking us up and dropping us off at the airport), and has always been very prompt in replying to all of our questions prior to our incoming flight, which was very valuable and made us feel fully accompanied. Also, the price was quite fair for all the services provided.
Our guide Dipak, and our two porters, Ramesh and Sujan, were very professional, cheerful and caring at all times. We felt constantly safe with Dipak who has a valuable mountain experience, and we trusted him with everything. Unfortunately, due to bad weather, we could not go up to the Manaslu base camp, but we made it to the Larke Pass successfully and we will never forget it! I strongly recommend Himalayan Masters!

Amazing Manaslu circuit trek with Himalayan MastersFrance 🇫🇷

Amazing experience. My favourite part was Larke Pass. Ask for Ramesh, he’s an excellent guide and very knowledgeable.

Manaslu CircuitAustralia 🇦🇺

Be surrounded by incredible landscapes, exchange with the local population, contact with Tibet culture… and all that feeling safe during the entire trip. Dipak and his team provide 100% assistance and support during the itinerary.

Amazing experience!Brazil 🇧🇷

Highly recommend Himalayan Masters for trekking in Nepal. Absolutely top-tier local company, and extremely professional. From the moment we contacted Sandip, to getting dropped off at the airport after a month in Nepal, every detail was taken care of.

Our guides Ramesh and Porter Jiba were fantastic, very well-organised and focused on our well-being and safety at all times. Each night, our oxygen levels were checked to make sure we were handling the altitude. They constantly went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable, anticipating every need. On top of this, they were both such lovely and caring people, I loved getting to know them and it really made the trip extra special.

The day we crossed Larke Pass there was very deep snow, making it extremely difficult. But Ramesh was by my side all day with a smile on his face, giving me the energy I needed to make it over the past.

The company was also flexible, allowing us to change our plans as we went. For example, they were able to adjust the schedule during the trek to account for high snow levels and illness to ensure we all made it across the pass. In the end, members of our group wanted to finish in different parts of Nepal and they also facilitated that for us at no extra charge.

The price for the trip was also very reasonable compared to other companies and the level of service provided.

I loved trekking with Ramesh and Jiba so much that after I finished the Manaslu circuit, I immediately booked another trek for a few days later.

Thank you Himalayan Masters for a wonderful trip to Nepal 🙂

Best trekking company in Nepal!Australia 🇦🇺

I’ve visited Nepal several times and have to say the trek with Himalayan Masters was the best experience I’ve had with trekking companies in Nepal. Very professional staff, from the organisers to guides to porters. Sandip organised our Manaslu Circuit trek which was such a great experience and really went out of his way to make sure we had a great time in the mountains. Our guide Surje was really helpful and kind, and overall would highly recommend Himalayan Masters to anyone looking for a reliable trekking company for any of the awesome trips throughout the country and beyond- you won’t regret it!

Easily the best adventure company in Nepal!Australia 🇦🇺

This local agency is excellent and I would highly recommend anyone to book their trip through them, they will take care of almost everything and make you feel safe throughout the trip. Our Guide was Ram and he was by far the best, most caring and kind Guide we could have wished for. He helped us through the most difficult and dangerous passages of the trek and always checked on us to make sure we were feeling well. One note of caution: the Manaslu Trek is much more difficult than it seems. The trails are consistently very steep, making the long days very exhausting and particularly when the weather turns bad it may be too dangerous to cross the lake pass, in which case you will have to turn back.

Great experience with this agency and the guide RamGermany 🇩🇪

We have such an incredible experience on the Manaslu Circuit Trek. From the minute we landed to the time that we flew out Sandip had organised everything perfectly. I have travelled to Nepal many times before and this was by far the best trek I have ever done due to the organisation and professionalism of the Himalayan Masters Team. Our guide Surje did an excellent job throughout the trek and his experience and knowledge allowed us all to enjoy our time on the mountain. His humour and jokes had us laughing our way over the Larkya La Pass. Our porters did an excellent effort to carry our bags and have them ready at each stop before our arrival. Overall I can only express gratitude towards Himalayan Masters for making my time on the mountain one that I will never forget 🙌. For anyone looking for a reliable trekking company, this should be your choice 😀!

An Epic Adventure with Himalayan Masters : Manaslu CircuitAustralia 🇦🇺

We did the Manaslu circuit with HM. No complaints at all. Our guide Gobinda was really good. He and our porter Dinis did a great job. Happy to recommend this company

Manaslu circuitUnited kingdom 🇬🇧


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