We have just returned from the Kopra Danda trek which was organised by Discovery World Trekking. Paul has been an absolute blessing from start to finish. The trip was very well organised and I would especially like to thank our guide Simbir and our porter Suresh. The weather was very challenging ,as it was monsoon season, and we are not very experienced trekkers, however Simbir and Suresh did everyting in their ability to still make our trek memorable and as easy as possible for us. Overall it was a fantastic experience and thank you Paul for running such an excellent company. I would recommend you to anyone. Dhanybhad!
Trip of a lifetime
I just returned from an Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake trek organized by Discovery World Trekking. From my first communication with the owner, Paul, to my trek with Dol, the team at Discovery World went above and beyond to create a truly exceptional experience.
Paul answered all of my logistical questions and helped me make local arrangements, all with a positive supportive attitude that made me much more confident in my decision to come to Nepal alone. On the trail, Dol patiently and cheerfully answered all of my questions and shared his culture with me. He was also very responsive and flexible, suggesting changes to the itinerary that I might enjoy and accommodating my requests as they came up. He even carried my sleeping bag for me on a couple of the toughest days!
The trek itself was gorgeous, and we had great weather given that I was there during monsoon season (few clouds and almost no rain!). Tilicho lake and the Thorong La pass were definite highlights!
This team is truly committed to making sure each client has the best experience possible, and they have a ton of experience and know what works. I've done a lot of trekking in many different countries, and the organization and personal attention I saw on this trek were second to none. Discovery World is an awesome local company, and the obvious choice if you're coming to Nepal to go trekking. I'm already looking forward to reconnecting with them in a couple of years to trek to Everest Base Camp!
“Annapurna Circuit incl Tilicho Lake”
We had a great experience on the Annapurna Circuit Trek incl Tilicho Lake and we loved the fantastic sceneries. Paul, the manager of the agency is very committed in ensuring that we will be very satisfied on our trip. He also takes care a lot about his porters and guides which is important to us (e.g. that they are carrying not too much). Our guide and porters were very capable and had a pleasing manner. We arranged the trip via internet and asked if some flexibility is possible to make the trip more custom. Paul explained to us what is possible and what not (e.g. because of potential risks or depending on weather conditions). I personally appreciated this honesty a lot since it built trust. During the trip we asked for some rearrangements by adding two extra days he made this possible by rearranging flights from Jomsom to Pokhara which I guess required some effort since this flight seems often heavily booked.
Thanks again for this very nice trip!
ABC with Tek
This trip was awesome. I definitely want to come back to Nepal and try the EBC trek with the same guide Tek. He was great, start to finish. This was a new experience in trekking for me and would recommend Tek and ABC trek for some people looking to try a challenging and rewarding experience!
“Everest High passes trek”
Thank you Paul and my guide/trekking partner, Subash, for making my trip an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.
From start to finish, everything was so well organised, especially the communication. Paul and his team personally picked me up from the airport on a Sunday night at 2300! He also organised a driver to take me back to the airport on my last night. There was no surprises as everything was emailed to me before I arrived in KTM. We had a briefing in Paul's office the next day and met my guide, Subash. Paul ensured that I am well equipped, went through the itinerary in details and explained the Himalaya conditions that hikers might experience. During the trip, he communicated with us where there were reception, to ensure everything was OK. Paul made the entire trip so smooth. I did not do one thing.
My guide, Subash, is young, positive attitude and experienced. He tough me a few tricks in trekking in high altitude and how to read the Himalaya environment. His communication with this client was excellent. Each night he went through the itinerary and trekking conditions. Thanks to his wisdom, he suggested we skip one day of acclimatisation in Gokyo to hike our last pass due to bad weather forecast. So glad we did this otherwise we will never completed the 3 Passes. Most importantly, SAFETY was always Subash's number one priority. He was always 5 metres in sight during the trek. He warned me of icy/avalanche areas, ensured I paced myself and constantly resting.
Thank you Discovery World Trekking for this unique opportunity and trip of life time. Look forward to next time!
“Upper Mustang Trekking”
I had the most amazing 20 days of trekking through Upper Mustang to Khopra and Ghorepani. My guide (Simbir) and porter (Manish) team were a young and yet experienced and energetic duo. They went all out to provide the most fun and safe trekking trip for me. I will really miss both of them! Back at Kathmandu, Paul was informative, meticulous, and service-oriented. He ensures everything in the trip runs smoothly, and really goes the extra mile in providing the best to you. One of my baggages got lost in transit upon arrival at Kathmandu, and Paul managed to get it back for me in a timely manner. Overall, I would strongly recommend doing your treks with Discovery World Trekking! Thanks to everyone for making my trip so fun and memorable! I'll be back for my 6th trekking trip in Nepal soon!
“Discovery World Trekking for Top Everest Base CampTrek”
It is my pleasure to write a review for Discovery World Trekking (DWT). My husband, son and myself recently did the Everest Base Camp Trek with Discovery World Trekking. I have to say that it was one of the best experiences of our lives! We loved all of it – from the sights and sounds of Thamel to the thrilling flight to Lukla, the spectacular views on the mountain, the good hearty food and the amazing people of Nepal.
After much research I had chosen to book with Discovery World Trekking based on their great reviews, the quick replies and attention given to us by Paul – the CEO of the company – and the fair price. What appealed to me as well was the fact that it is a local company. I wanted to cut out the middleman and contribute more to the local economy.
We received a warm welcome at the airport by Paul and Dill our guide.
After being driven to our hotel, Paul briefed us on all the details of the trek and Dill made sure we had all that was needed for the trek (quality sleeping bags, …). They even helped us get sim cards for our phones!
During our Trek we were presented with some unexpected challenges but the expert troubleshooting, support and excellent guidance we received by both Paul and our truly amazing guide Dill made what could have been a very bad experience actually wonderful! Anyone can guide an uneventful trek but its when things don’t go as planned that you need to be with a company and guide that know what they are doing and have the right resources. I am convinced that any other company would have had us descend without meeting our objective of reaching EBC but DWT went over and above to ensure that we were all safe and happy.
From the moment we landed in Kathmandu to the moment we returned to the airport for our return flights we were in great hands. I can’t tell you how fortunate we feel that we chose DWT for our trip and
I am already dreaming of going back to experience more of this beautiful country and will no doubt be using DWT.
We consider Paul and Dill family
I recommend Discovery World Trekking 100%.
Diane from Montreal, Canada
Wild Life Changing Adventure!!
Wow! This hike changed my life! Paul, Dil, and our two porters Laxman and Munice were on point every moment and always there to offer a hand with a smiling face yet gave us space to enjoy our personal journey ~ I could not have asked for a better team to adventure with. Discovery World Trekking I recommend 100%! Paul did the unduible all the way down to recovering a tube of paintings I left at the airport in Pokhara ~ through his connections he was able to make a call, find the package and have it flown to us within 2hours! Not to mention the deal he got for us when it came to the helicopter ride. It's best to go with a local travel agency who has connections in the area in which you are adventuring :) Thank You Discovery World Trekking!
“My awesome Trekking in Nepal”
Hi let me introduce my self and please check my instagram feed Kennethwillardt.
I'm a Danish world photographer living in NYC ,who travels the world and this trip was meant as pure vacation and adventure. As you will see this is a real honest review.
First I will say Paul and his team is the most outstanding and honest team , they are used to deal with all walks of life from the film crews to the family trip with or without kids , they show the way from we arrived in Kathmandu until we left . The trek we choose was the Annapurna Trek , i wanted it to be not the easy one so they laid out a fantastic route walking everyday with his team that where making me look great infront of all the rest of the hikers because they had class and was there for us to enjoy our trip without being in my face , as I like to feel I'm out in nature on my own , super pleasant and knowledgeable. We hit the top of the mountain on New Year's Eve and when we woke up next morning it was 5 inches of snow and -17 degrees,my companion had gotten altitude sickness and she needed a Evac-helicopter off the mountain. The dedication and pro skills they showed , was obvious to me that what they had learned it trekking Mount Everest the hard way .
We got the Helicopter and was able to enjoy a rest of the trip in Pokhara . All in all I know why they call Paul the king of Himalaya mountains/ Annapurna Trekking . Well done
“EBC trek - as awesome as it can get”
Like all my holiday plans…. the panics and anxiety set in after we have made the decision to go on this adventure. Not going to say that this was an easy trek for me personally. But luckily, we had the DWT team on our side making things a lot easier from the start to finish.
A friend had highly recommended to contact Paul from Nepal to organise our trip and must I say that it was one of the easiest and personalised experience I've ever had. From the get-go we had all the information that we need to plan the trip (eg. Maps and itinerary) and Paul was very responsive with all our inquiries (including how much money should we bring and how much training should we do).
The trek was very enjoyable and we even learned some Nepalese along the way. I have a lot to thank our guide and assistant guide (aka photographers, waiters, Nepalese teachers and everything else!) Dil and Kubir, whom were very friendly and knowledgeable and our speedy and smiley porter, Diraj, we couldn’t have made it up there without these guys.
Dil was very patience, observant and had been checking up on us all the way up making sure of any sign of illness is caught early. He would constantly update Paul back in Kathmandu to ensure that help is ready should we ever need one. As we got higher, the altitude sickness did get the better of me and I was struggling to complete the trek. If it wasn’t for Dil encouraging me along the way and kept me companied as I walk at snail pace towards the end, I probably wouldn’t have made it back from EBC to our lodge on our day 8. It got so bad that I was sure I would need a helicopter to pick me up from EBC.
Like Murphy’s law… I was air lifted out from Gorak Shep the next day and managed to lose my wallet while running to the helicopter.
Paul took good care of us from airport pickup, help with money exchange at a good rate, coordinating with the insurance and helicopter rescue, making sure my hospital stay was as comfortable as possible, helping with reporting my lost wallet to the police and even took out to dinner on our last day.
The experience on the trip was definitely one of the best and easily most memorable. I would highly recommend Discovery World for the trekking trip in Nepal. Remember to ask for Paul from Nepal. :)
- Hassle free booking
- Informative and friendly guides
- Local knowledge (eg food place and shopping areas)
- Personalised service
Tips for future trek:-
- Would be useful to have a packing list (would recommend to take a few types of medicine eg. antibiotics, cold meds, antihistamine, throat lozenges, etc);
- Information on accommodation facilities (ie hot shower or potential laundry stop, limited running water, etc.)
- Make sure your insurance covers search and rescue (eg helicopter rescue) and medical expenses. I used Travel insurance direct, TID (AUS).
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