Elite Trekkers
Elite Trekkers
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We're a new breed of trekking company helping Nepal to recover and changing the industry for the better by aiming to pay our staff the best wages in town, provide high quality gear for them and split our annual profits with their families.
Kathmandu, Nepal

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Nick P
London, UK1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
I have been lucky enough to go on guided treks in Chile, Mexico, Siberia, Peru and Kenya and this trip with Mahendra and Suran is the best holiday I’ve ever had.

Both the route and the guiding is first class. It’s the first time I’ve not been part of a bigger group but for this holiday my wife and I wanted to try travelling just the two of us. The group dynamic turned out to be perfect - Mahendra and Suran were great fun and we learned a huge amount about Nepali and Tibetan culture as a result of travelling with them. Importantly, we also had the space to walk just the two of us at times during the day.

Mahendra tailored a tour for us and picked us up at the airport. Every day he managed to take us on the quietest routes, nab the warmest seats by the fireplace in restaurants and negotiate the best room in the tea house. Suran is an incredible guide-porter and also an excellent chess player and archer!!!

It’s always a good sign when other guides ask your guide for advice on the mountain and this was the case with Mahendra multiple times during our trek.

I was really surprised to see the negative review below. I don’t believe it’s fair reflection of Mahendra and the service he provides. Please do get in touch if you want to discuss.
Written 3 December 2023
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Patrick
3 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
From the first enquiry, we felt very comfortable with Elite Trekkers. Mahendra replied to us by email in detail, transparently and always responded to our wishes. At a joint meeting with our guide Kiran, we agreed on the final route for Annapurna-Basecamp and Mardi-Himal-Basecamp. As we wanted to walk in a group, Mahendra also supported us in our search for travelling companions.
With Kiran, we had the best guide we could have wished for on our trek. He always took care to our needs and tried to get the best for us. We really took him to our hearts during our trek.
Unfortunately, we had to cut the trek after 7 days due to illness and missed the Mardi-Himal-Basecamp. Kiran made sure that we got a seat on the bus for the return journey and continued the trek with our other group members at our request.
We are really happy we have choosen Elite Trekkers for our mountain adventure and can recommend the company to all :)
Written 15 November 2023
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Nicola H
Gateshead, UK2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
Hi guys, I just want to make people aware of how much this company is ripping people off, I choose to use this company as I seen great reviews but my experience wasn’t so great.
I booked to do Annapurna ABC trek and he started with a high price and my friend from Nepal said it was very high so I told him I would offer 500$ so I did and he accepted.
On the day that the trek was about to begin, the man was there demanding the money and the flights weren’t taking off to pokara because of the bad weather, after sitting for 4 hours, we were told the flights wouldn’t go ahead. So I asked elite trekkers if I could have my money back, he said I had to pay for permits which I was happy to do so and then he said I owed him for the guides service, the insurance of the guide and the Nepal tax which together was 142$.
I knew I was being ripped off and to top it off he said he wouldn’t give my dollars back that I just handed to him less than 3 hours ago, he wanted to give me Nepal rupees, i said I wanted the dollars and he went to an exchange and he gave me 360$ back from my 500$ and to top it off. The 100$ he gave me was a counterfeit. I was so upset and it really ruined my experience.
I have been around the work as I work for a big travel company but never has anyone made me feel this awful. I really don’t want anyone else to be ripped off by this criminal. He took advantage of me being a solo western traveller.
I have no doubt that these guides are amazing and very knowledgeable but the man who runs it is awful, so please avoid.
Written 10 October 2023
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CharltteJay
Bolton, UK30 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
A friend and I chose Elite Trekkers for our 3 week trip of the Annapurna Circuit on recommendation from a friend - we had Mahendra as our guide and Tula as our porter. We were repeatedly blown away by their efforts to ensure we were comfortable and happy throughout the whole duration and were incredibly impressed by the standard of accommodation that Mahendra chose for us. We were comfortable, clean and (reasonably!) warm the whole time!

Communication prior to the trip was very friendly and efficient and that continued from the moment he greeted us at the airport. Each evening, he explained what the following day would look like in terms of trekking and also gave us bits of info about the areas we were visiting and their culture which made everything much more interesting and left us feeling really engaged with our environment.
He ensured we were always well fed and was exceptionally good at understanding what our needs were without us even voicing them.

We are so glad that we decided to go with these guys, nothing was ever too much trouble. If you’re worried that taking a guide may affect your group dynamic, it will absolutely not. Mahendra and Tula were there when we needed them but also left us to own our devices too - a perfect balance.

Please choose Elite Trekkers for your hiking in Nepal. They’re genuine, knowledgable and caring people and your custom means more to them than we could ever imagine.

We had the trip of a lifetime and a large part of that was down to Mahendra and Tula, thank you both so much!
Written 24 May 2023
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Tara
Aspen, CO3 contributions
May 2023 • Friends
BOOK WITH THIS SMALL LOCAL COMPANY!!! Mahendra and Tula from Elite Trekkers far exceed our expectations during our 17 day ACT trek. Always ensuring our safety, happiness, comfortability and full tummies. Mahendra did a wonderful job anticipating our needs; even things we didn’t know we needed. He always made sure we stayed in tea houses that were clean, had a hot shower available and always the most delicious food. When weather hindered our attempt at Tilicho Lake, he quickly provided alternative options that we would not have otherwise known about. I cannot express enough how safe we felt being in the hands of Mahendra. He is such a kind soul who genuinely cares about his staff, clients and those along the trail. With Mahendra guiding us through the mountains of Nepal we got the full experience! Book with Elite Trekkers and I can promise you will not be disappointed.
Written 21 May 2023
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Tony S
1 contribution
May 2023 • Friends
Hello, I and two others did Annapurna Circuit trek with porter supplied by Elite Trekkers and was thoroughly satisfied. Mr. Suren, was very capable and experienced help during our trek. Mr. Mahindra is very knowledgeable, helpful, courteous in all our communications. I highly recommend Elite Trekkers.
Written 14 May 2023
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milan f
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Friends
Elite Trekkers
Hello,
Thanks to mahendra and our guide indra, we had great trekking experience.

First the fast communication with mahendra was very easy and he could confirm and realise all our wishes.
Two days before starting the trek we had a nice meeting and got to know indra. We discussed all the details and cleared all final qestions.

The trek itself was wonderful and after the first day indra wasn't our guide anymore but a friend. He could explain so much and really helped us to get better knowledge of the country, the culture and the people. We felt totally safe at all times and indra could fulfill all our wishes and really made shure that we had a great time.

We had such a perfect trekking experience, so we can recommand mahendra and indra from elite trekking 100%.
Thanks for everything and see you on our next trek in nepal.
All the best, michael and milan
Written 5 May 2023
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Marta
6 contributions
Apr 2023 • Couples
We just completed the Annapurna Circuit with Elite Trekkers, which was absolutely brilliant! We went for the package option with a guide and porter.

Mahendra was a fantastic guide with superb English and knowledge and passion about the mountains, the history and culture of the area — and he really stood out from the other guides saw en route. Mahendra went above and beyond to provide an outstanding service for us — from airport pickup to helping us get extra gear ahead of the trek, to transport and permits, and securing the best rooms (e.g. private bathroom, great views) in the teahouses for us.

I cannot recommend Mahendra and his company enough for anyone looking to go for a trek in Nepal!
Written 18 April 2023
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Scott Edwards
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Couples
My wife and I booked a package with Elite Trekkers for the Annapurna circuit and I could not recommend this company more. Mahendra was an exceptional guide - both his knowledge and his attention to detail (right down to ensuring we were sat on the side of the jeep for mountain views). I researched the company before we booked and loved their approach and ethos, and they really made the experience for us. Mahendra ensures all of Elite Trekkers' guides have good English and can provide information on local history, culture and fauna, and we felt we gained so much insight from him during our hike when many other hikers were missing out. He also ensured we enjoyed the best views of the mountains through side trips and was always on hand to help. The Annapurna circuit is a once in a lifetime adventure, Elite Trekkers won't disappoint :)
Written 18 April 2023
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Annie U
3 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I had a wonderful experience with Elite Trekkers. Mahendra was great in helping me organize my trip. I told him where I wanted to go and how long and he created the whole itinerary for me and helped me find the right suited guide. He was very quick in responding to all my questions and emails which was very helpful. My guide Indra was great, he looked after me very well and had lots of knowledge about the Annapurna region. Unfortunately half way through our trip I got altitude sickness, but Indra was a great support and was able to suggest another trek that we could do instead of going up higher in elevation. I had an amazing time and I’ll definitely be back!!
Written 6 April 2023
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