The trek was fabulous! It had some challenging parts but I managed to pull through. The view is just stunning and the facilities are much better than most other trekking areas, with proper place to sleep and some even hot showers. Rooms usually have no A/C or fans but that's because the weather is plenty cold. Drinking water might have to pay for safe drinking water as I had abit of stomach issues when drinking the tap water despite putting in pills. I was lucky that the view was crystal clear the morning I went up to Poon Hill. Food was marvelous as well.
I have to give thanks to Green Valley Nepal for organising everything for me, it was such a breeze. Everything was taken cared of from the moment I touched down at Kathmandu. The service given by the staff is excellent. Thank you to Arjun for always replying any queries I have in less than 24hrs, even on weekends. Hotel and transport they provided were adequate enough, abit luxurious for me as I'm used to staying at hostels and just taking taxis.
Special thanks to my guide as well, Susant, he was a wonderful guide. Always going the extra mile in service which I am honestly not used to. He even shared many fun facts about Nepal and the Annapurna circuit. I would definitely pick him again, spectacular guide. Overall my experience was marvelous!Ibrahim , India
want to share my experience of tracking with Green Valley )
i've been doing Everest Base Camp in the beginning of May 2018.
So why did i chosed Green Valley?
first of all, i was recommended by my friends, who did treking with them and everything was perfect.
2. Price - absolutely reasonable and fair.
3. Local management and guides. Why it is important? Nepal is all about connections, so if any problem accurs its much easier to solve it if you have connections.
Before comming to Nepal we were communicating with Arjun in whatsapp, and its very useful cause if you have any quastion about thr track or gear you can ask.
In Kathmadu taxi picked me up and we got to Florid Hotel, in the center of tourist block were you can find everything for your track in just 5 minute walking
Also we were provided sleeping bags, down jackets and big bags for porters if needed, or bag to leave your staff that you dont need for your treking in the hotel
About porters: its up to you should you take it or not but if its your first time on such altitude my recommendation is to take it.
On the next mornig we left for the mountains, morning taxi were waiting for our 3 people group.
In Luckla we met our giude Kesarman so since that moment he took care about everything.
We payed for nothnig on our track, only for some extra snack or some spare socks or something similar in Namche (best place for buying extra stuff for tracking if you need)
The tracking was perfect: food, accomondation, schedule, speed of ascend - everything was good and reasonable.
None of us got not even a hint on altitude sickness (i should mention that 2 of us were taking Diamax starting from Namche),
Also we were recommended by Arjun and Kesarman not to eat meat, milk, cheese or western food durign the track which was super useful.
Cause we met a lot of people who told us they were suffering from diarrhea on their track (thats when you need your porter!)
We reached Base Camp and got back and organization of everithing were amazing.
our guide help us a lot with or depature from Luckla. weather conditions were not good and number of flights were limited thanks to Arjun and Kesarman we got to Kathmandu as were planed.
So as they say you can reach Everest Base Camp without giude cause its almost impossible to lost your way there
but if you have never been there before i wouldnt do it alone by the only reason:
what you gonna do without a guide who speaks local languge and konws everyone and everithing if something happen. So think twice.
Now i can strongly recommend Green Valley Nepal treks.
I don’t usually write reviews but I had to for this! Did the Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill! Somehow my partner managed to persuade me to do this saying it was a long walk... luckily we had an awesome guide dipak, on the way up he would show us plants and what they were used for, he was always singing and dancing, gave me a leg massage every evening, and fed us cookies every day which was a bonus!! We had a porter Krissna ( we call him water man) was a hero, I didn’t carry a thing, he carried everything but yet always managed to keep a smile on his face! Would defiantly recommend this company, when booking we met KP who went through absolutely everything with us, gave us drinks while we went through things. Had an amazing time!!Jadebigrave , Denmark
Had an excellent trek in May with Raj, the guide and Anjan, the porter on the Annapurna circuit...both were very attentive as to my needs...i.e., stopping for water or simply to rest...we walked at my pace on the “flats” and Raj’s pace on the steep inclines per my request...Raj has vast experience and knowledge of the entire area...I completed the trek to the basecamp of Everest in 2016... but was encouraged to experience Annapurna...the views were spectacular and makes it hard to pick one over the other...doing a solo trek, I was hopeful of having a good experience ...I highly recommend this company to anyone looking for a reasonable price and qualified guides/porters...I am 66yrs old.Neil , United States
Hi, I'm Jan from Holland, age 53 years and last year our oldest son did the Annapurna Trek. His photos ans stories convinced me to do this also. Now was a good moment. From Green Valley Trekking I got quick and good information. Raj was very helpful in many ways. The plan was to join in a group and share a porter. But there was no group at 13 juni, so I had to carry my own bag and Dipak became my guide. That was the start of a wonderful journey. It was warm and we walked fast. Dipak told a lot about plants and trees. In the evening we played cards and learned eachother games (less than 1, jokeren) and had good fun. In time we grew to eachother and had good talks aswell as singing and dancing. We sang happy bearth day for 2 friends of my running team. Dipak learned me a lot about Hindoeism and Bhoedism. But most of all, he told me about the mountain peaks. We took the upper trail after Pisang and stayed in Gnawan. After his advise, I went out at 5 am to see mountain peaks before they disappeared in the clouds. This Inrepeated till High Camp. At day 9 of walking we went up to the Thorung pass. We started at 5 o'clock from High Camp and arrived at 7.30 at Thorung pass. It was sunny and no wind. We stayed 45 minutes at the top with singing and dancing and wondering about the impressive beautiful sightes from the altituxe of 5416 m. Dipak marked all mountain peaks we saw at my map, resulting in 22 peaks in the whole Annapurna Trek. Dipak rescued my cap after it blew of my head hadding Jomsom. He arranged everithing for a good stay and meal at the geust houses. On top of that he has a massage stick to threat the muscles in the evening. If that made us walk fast, iI don't know, but we did. Annapurna Trek with Dipak from Green Vally became a 'hollyday' which I will never will fotget. A new holliday goal was born and a reason to keep healthy and fit. Organised Hiking like with Geen Vally and guide Dipak was a golden choice for a fare price.Janderond , Canada
So I decided on a bit of a whim to take a short trek around Kathmandu as I wanted something to do during a short 5 day stay. I booked my trip online and within a couple of hours Arjun from Green Valley had messaged me to confirm everything. Dipak picked me up from my hotel well on time, and after a short car ride we started our trek through the national park up to Chisapani. The first day was quite challenging as most of it was up some pretty steep inclines and hills. Second day was longer but easier, we took some interesting shortcuts up the hills that had us scrabbling up some slippery river beds occasionally but it was rather fun.
Dipak was happy to go at quite a fast pace and we usually finished the days trek well before the evening, having plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery at the various spots we stopped at. We used the extra time for Dipak to educate me a little about the culture and people of Nepal.
Throughout each day's walking there was a relatively comfortable silence, we talked when we wanted to and rested when we wanted to. I have to say he made it very easy to spend time with a complete stranger.
A good time with a great guide, if you are looking to get out and stretch your legs a little without going on a very long trek or you just don't have the time, this could be for you.Ravin , United Kingdom
My sister and I had decided to trek to Everest Base Camp by ourselves as a way to celebrate my sisters recent graduation, but as the days passed, and we gained altitude, my sister started to notice her heart was beating noticeably irregularly, even when we were at rest and not trekking. ...read more