EBC 13 days trek
There are so many trekking companies in Nepal and through TripAdvisor I narrowed it down to Discovery World Trekking. Picked up the phone and spoke to Paul. They provided information and is easily contacted. I am finally doing my solo 13 day EBC trek with a guide and porter.
Got picked up on the 11-Oct-2018 from the airport and taken to my hotel in Thamel area. Met with Paul at his office the next day for final payment and instructions about the trek.
Started my trek on the 13-Oct-2018, got picked up from my hotel and driven to the domestic airport for the morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. There I met my guide Prem and porter Pradeep. Helpful, knowledgeable and fun. Cater for all the accomodation, food and your needs while on the trek and at the many tea houses. Also there is regular contact with base - Paul with updates.
Yes we made it to ECB, really over the moon about it.
As he said earlier when we first met, “he treats all his clients as family” and this really shone through.
For this I am very thankful and will not hesitate recommending Discovery World Trekking.
Mount Everest Basecamp & Kallah Pattar - Discovery world Trekking
We had an absolutely fantastic 12days trip with guide Dol. we were a group of 6 friends, all having some experience with hiking but most of us had not been at similar altitude previously. With good guiding and relaxed athmosphere we all agree that it was an utterly beautiful experience. Food was good, and alot of shops along the way to buy neccessities - everything from soap,food,snack, sunscreen and clothes. Accomodation was allright, a bit cold at night. Can highly recommend very warm clothing for MEB and KP summit, as well as a deck of cards. Views are stunning and the hiking was not too physically demanding. Sun was out every day. We wrapped up with a day in kathmandu which was a fun way to end our Nepal experience. Could not recommend this trip more!
10 days trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar with Sherpa Dol and Discovery World Trekking
I can highly recommend Discovery World Trekking. Flawless arrangement from start to finish. Much thanks to the excellent Guide in charge; Sherpa Dol. I send a special thanks to Sherpa Dol; thank you for your extreme energy and patience, your calm methods, your insightful reflections and valuable guidance in the mountains. Without you Dol, we (and I dare to talk for our entire group here) could never have experienced Nepal as we did. Should I return for another trek I would definitely use Discovery World Trekking again, and specially would try to collaborate once again with Sherpa Dol. Your friend Andreas Wannerwall
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Having recently returned to Minnesota from Nepal I must say this Trek was the experience of a lifetime! Paul was very good at answering questions promptly before we left. Our guides picked us up from the airport and brought us to the hotel even though the trek was still days away. We met with Paul to cover the details of the trek beforehand (and also I think to assess our fitness level since there were 5 family members ages between late 40’s to mid 60’s), it was pretty thorough. Our guides Simbir and Maniss led us from the hotel to the tourist bus and all throughout the trek and back so that we never had to worry about transportation. On the trek they were very attentive to our needs, one in the front of the group and one in the rear, by me! They booked all our rooms and took all our food orders, even supplying apples and pomegranate seeds after meals. The food really exceeded our expectations. They also carried snacks for us and made a special chili sauce for us to enjoy. There were times when the hills and the heat were really challenging for us and Simbir would offer to carry our day packs and extra water to lighten the load. I also really enjoyed their enthusiasm, you could tell they love the scenery as much as we did. Annapurna base camp was amazingly beautiful, make sure to venture out at night. Simbir has a nice camera and took many photos of us on the trek, including some great group shots!
We had 3 wonderful porters; Manchit, Kul and Umesh. I was glad to know that DWT has weight limits for their porters, it was important to us that they were treated well. The entire company is from the Gurung region and are like family.
A few suggestions I would make:
The bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara was supposed to be 6-7 hours but it was 9 3/4 hours and the roads are bad. You might want to not do that both ways. On the way back we decided to fly, it was a beautiful 25 minute flight on Yeti airlines and Simbir and Paul made all the arrangements. $120 well spent.
I’m not sure it’s possible, but if we could have trekked shorter distances each day and stretched the trip to 9 or 10 days, it would have been more enjoyable for us. I think most people that do the trek are younger than us and recover easier.
The guest house accommodations get tighter as you approach base camp. We always had a place to stay and a comfortable bed with a warm comforter, but some nights we needed to share a room, among our party of five.
Overall it was an amazing experience and accomplishment and I would recommend Discovery World Trekking to anyone planning to go to Nepal.
Very helpful. Good trekking guide
I wanted an extraordinary proposal for my partner so i thought EBC would be a good choice since we will be given 12 days astounding views and rewarding experiences.
I searched for a good agency and luckily i came across discovery world trekking. Ive read good reviews about it so i sent them an email. Paul,the owner was quick to respond.
October was our scheduled trip. But that was also the time i had problems with my back -i was diagnosed with lumbar strain 3 days before the Nepal trip. I didn’t want to spoil the whole trip with a back pain so when i met up with paul, he advised me to take a rest and do a mini trek to acclimatize and see if i would have problems with my back. It was a good advice instead of pushing me to just cancel right away.
I felt the need to be honest with him regarding my purpose and he was cooperative. He said he will try his best to make our dreams come true. True to his word, he was very supportive.
Paul even provided us stuff we failed to bring like comfy sleeping bags and duffle bags. He gave us a very helpful guide who spoke good english. Subraj.
While we were more than half our trek,my partner experienced acute mountain sickness.
In the middle of the night subras carried her on his back on the way up the hill where the mountain was located. Paul checked on us every once in a while.
The following morning my parter was back on her toes again and we proceeded with our journey. It was a smooth trip . Discovery world trekking reserved good rooms for us. When we reached dingboche, my partner again experienced mountain sickness the guide and told me that it was no good to carry on. We called paul and he coordinated the rescue.
Thats the good thing about discovery. They keep track or their clients and see to it that their needs are met. In those crucial times in the middle s of the everest region, we were lucky to have easily contacted paul. He sent a rescue helicopter right away.
I was still able to pursue the proposal. Although it wasnt on my target location, EBC but instead on the heli rescue back to kathmandu. I felt so relieved that i could rely on discovery world trekking not just in making EBC dreams come true but making sure lives are safe and saved.
He had problems with the insurance that he recommended, but he talked to the hospital management and we were given discount for our hospitalization . We were surprised that the helicopter rescue was ridiculously expensive but again he did not allow us to shoulder the burden, alone. He would always find a way to help and make his customers feel happy.
I don’t think other owners will do the same. He would always visit us till my partner got well.
With discovery world trekking you build also a good relationship and we were able to leave nepal knowing we have a good person to come back for in our next adventures.
Just a tip. Don’t underestimate trekking in high altitudes. Prepare and get a good insurance that will cater to your needs.
Incredible Manaslu & Tsum Valley trek
We just got back to Kathmandu after finishing our trek. I was looking for a trek that had huge mountains, diversity & culture & once I read about the Manaslu/Taum Valley trek I thought it would be perfect & turns out it was even better than I expected! It was all amazing, from the huge river gorges & bridges to the beauty & peaceful Buddhist culture of Tsum Valley to the amazing & absolutely massive Himalayan mountains.
Paul & his staff from Discovery World Trekking were tremendous. I had a problem with my visa at the airport & thank goodness Paul helped me sort it out. My guide Sudenta & my porter Hom were amazing & I can’t say enough about them. This was a once in a lifetime experience & I can’t recommend them & their company enough.
Even Better than I Could Imagine!!
I can't imagine a better guided experience than what Discovery World Trekking provided for us on the 15-day Upper Mustang trek in Nepal! Our guide, Simbir, couldn't have been more gracious and competent. The whole crew made it safe and fun. They supported us and set us up for success. They even made me feel confident on the brief moments of technical terrain. I've trekked around the world and never had a better experience! I think of them now as friends and would enthusiastically recommend them. The trek itself was one of the neatest experiences of my life.
What an experience! My friends and I have just returned from our 15-day Annapurna Circuit trek and our eyes are still sparkling with joy from this huge accomplishment, and glistening with tears from having to part ways with our DWT family. :(
The trek was difficult, yes, but the stunning views are to die for. And what's not to like about feeling like a champ at the top of Thorong La pass?
The real super stars of this epic trip, however, are Soroj, Amar, and Gore, our guide and two porters. They went above and beyond to ensure our safety and comfort, catering to our every need with great attitudes and good humor because god knows it takes patience to deal with a whining bunch like us. They were there with us every step of the way, helping us to be comfortable with our own pace, dealing us the jokes we needed to keep going. I can't stress enough their impressive level of service and capacity to handle every situation with finesse. I definitely recommend DWT!!!
Annapurna Circuit 15 Days
My friends and I just completed this trek and I must say it was the hardest yet the most rewarding challenge we have ever done. Our guide Soroj and our two porters Gore and Amar were so professional and took really good care of us and went above and beyond their normal duties to make sure we are well looked after...all with a smile! No request was ever too hard. I’m so proud that we have chosen this company as meeting other porters and guides along the trek, it was pretty clear that Discovery looks after the well-being of their employees. We’ve seen other porters on the trek carrying loads of up to 35kg but Discovery made sure that their own porters only carry up to 20Kgs. Paul their manager is very proud of his team and he treats them like family. He made sure his team are properly equipped and received the best training. If anyone is seriously thinking of doing this trek, I highly recommend this crew. Guaranteed they will look after you and be treated like family
The best tour company in Nepal!
My girlfriend and I just spent 14 absolutely perfect days trekking the Manaslu circuit.
Discovery World Trekking looked after us from the moment we arrived in Kathmandu to the moment we left. Communication with Paul was easy and straight forward, he was very informative and welcoming when we visited him at the head office. His pride in his company is very obvious and its quite refreshing to see someone with such passion for their work.
Our guide Dil was highly professional, funny, entertaining and safe. He taught us alot about the villages we visited, areas we passed through and Nepalese culture in general. He sorted everything from our bus fares, to meals, to translation with the locals. It was also great that he is a similar age to my partner and I so we had lots of things in common and could get along easily with him.
Our porter Kaji was amazing, it was his first time being a porter and he was very strong. He made us laugh multiple times each day, climbed trees to get us some fruit and had a keen eye for wildlife spotting monkeys and deer we would have never seen otherwise.
Overall we are extremely happy with the service Discovery World Trekking has given us, and best of all they are quite price competitive. If you dont choose this company for your next trekking experience be warned you are making a mistake. There are too many cowboys out there that could leave you stranded.
We will absolutely use Discovery World Trekking again without hesitation if we ever come back to Nepal.
Thank you to Paul, Dil and Kaji for an unforgettable journey.
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