Amazing Three Passes Trek Experience as a Solo Female Traveler
I completed the Three Passes Trek in June 2023 with Nepal Gateway Trekking, and I couldn't have had a better experience!
As a solo female traveller, I received a lot of warnings and worried looks when I first decided to fly to Nepal to complete a 3-weeks trek in the Himalayas.
Armed with my laptop and 3 mere weeks to decide on an agency and on a package, I found Nepal Gateway Trekking's website and decided to make an inquiry.
Ram, one of the agency's owners, was immediately responsive, informative, and honest, adapting the trip to my needs and preparing all the necessary details for my arrival.
From the minute I stepped out of the arrival gates in Kathmandu to the moment I had to sadly walk into the departure doors one month later, Ram and his team were constantly helpful and adapted to every last-minute change of plans (for example, my flight from Lukla to Kathmandu at the end of the trek unfortunately never departed because of monsoon weather, and they planned a last minute Jeep ride for me to arrive back to the city as soon as possible...and much more!).
During the trek itself, I was paired with an experienced guide named Nir. The agency was kind enough for him to come all the way to Kathmandu to accompany me to the airport for my flight to Lukla (despite him coming from a remote village 2 days away), and from then he has been a trusted companion and a source of laughs and wisdom for the following 19 days.
I was bringing my own gear and backpack as I have some hiking experience, but Nir was always making sure I was comfortable and had everything I needed. We respected all the necessary acclimatization days and I never suffered more than I slight headache, which is quite the win at those altitudes, and I think Nir was pivotal in this outcome.
I would repeat this trek 100 more times without changing a thing!
I will never be able to express in words how grateful I am to Nepal Gateway Trekking for this amazing experience.
I will definitely be back in Nepal, and I already know who I'll contact!
Kanchenjunga Circuit Trek
We had a wonderful time on the Kanchenjunga circuit trek. Two base camps and a high mountain pass made for some truly spectacular scenery away from the crowds of Everest. Our guides, Dinesh and Tira were warm, friendly, attentive to our every need, knowledgeable and prepared for adventurous detours and spontaneous snowball fights. The route feels authentic and far removed from the modern world. Highly recommended. I’m told the scenery is just as good as Everest /Annapurna if not better.
Great Company - Outstanding Trek!
Great company and great choice for trekking in the Himalayas! Our trip to Mardi Himal was worry-free and expertly executed. We were able to focus on the trek itself without concern for food, lodging, or safety. Nepal Gateway Trekking is highly recommended! Ram is outstanding!
Annapurna Mardi Himal Trek--You won't find a better company
This was our third trek with Ram and we will never trek with another company. Ram and Raj are extremely communicative during the entire planning process and the guides and porters they hire are conscientious and professional to the extreme. They make trekking such a joyful and relaxing experience. My husband and I love to travel and rarely go the same place twice, but Nepal is so incredible and Nepal Gateway Trekking makes the trip so easy that we keep going back again and again. Can't wait until next time!
A Fantastic Adventure
The Langtang Gosaikunda Lauribina Pass Trek was the trip we did and it was the most rewarding experience I have had, it was very enduring with a lot of altitude gain and moderate to rough terrain. The outlook is a blend of stunning scenery mixing endless snow-capped mountains, deep forested valleys visiting cute timeless villages. Staying in authentic tea houses hosted by beautiful people made the end of each days journey a delight. This holiday was certainly the adventure of a lifetime for me I enjoyed the entire journey and we are planning a return trip. We had a fantastic adventure led by Raj back with Biru. I highly recommend Raj and Nepal Gateway Trekking, they are very welcoming, lovely people to be friends with and a very professional well-run company.
Langtang Gosaikunda and Helambu trek
Amazing trip! Spectacular scenery walking up the Langtang valley through rhododendron forest towards impressive snow-capped mountains. Spectacular climb to the top of Chorka Ri. Gosaikunda Holy lakes surrounded by snow, rock gompas and small temples was beautiful.
We all really appreciated how well we were looked after by Raj and his team. We stayed in comfortable accommodation and Raj made sure we ate delicious and safe food. They were encouraging, friendly and good fun and we enjoyed fun parties to celebrate Nepalese and New Year and the end of trek.
We plan to be back to trek with Raj again!
EBC and Gokyo via Chola Pass Trek
I had a solo trip to EBC and Gokyo via Chola Pass in mid October 2022. My contact point was Raj, one of the partners of “Nepal Gateway”. He is very professional and prompt in his reply. When all of the flights to Lukla were cancelled due to bad weather, he took the extra effort to arrange a helicopter for me to reach Lukla. I met my porter/guide, Nir, at Lukla. He is extremely familiar with the route, very experienced, knowledgeable, and caring. Along the way, he explained the local Sherpa people and their lifestyle, beliefs, and culture. He fed me information about the peaks of Himalayas and plants, trees and fruits. He has a good eye to spot the rare species of Bark deer and Himalayan Monal, the national bird of Nepal. Nir is a very energetic, friendly, and responsible person whom you can rely on for your journey in the wild. He tried for the best possible tea houses to stay in and introduced me to various choices of food. He had access to internet connection at all times. I was grateful that he sent messages to my husband in Canada from each new stop. Raj is an extraordinary and down to earth person. Very helping in nature. He took me to different restaurants in Kathmandu to taste the various food of Nepal. Additionally, he called taxis for me when I was sightseeing in the city of Kathmandu. Overall, I am very pleased with Raj for his honesty and sincerity. I had a memorable experience with “Nepal Gateway” which I will cherish forever. I highly recommend “Nepal Gateway“ to make your memorable journey to the Himalayas.
Upper Mustan Overland Road Trip and Trekking
Extraordinary trip 12 days in Upper Mustang in trekking and road trip This is the 2nd time that Rajendra organizes our stay in Nepal. As always, the organizational communication was perfect. Rajendra incorporated all of our special requests into his program. During the trekking, he took care of us constantly. He shared with us his excellent knowledge of Mustang, historical, and cultural, as well as the most beautiful landscapes. Thanks to him, we were able to meet craftsmen and villagers, and attend 2 festivals. With 20 years of experience, Rajendra is an extremely competent, attentive and caring guide. He will know how to make your dream come true in an unforgettable trip. Thank you Rajendra and Nepal Gateway Trekking, see you soon Domi and Titi from @soffrelemonde