Have you been on our treks and hikes? Drop a line or two on our TripAdvisor.

Cameron Monti

  • Hiking and trekking with vonKathmandu has been the highlight of my life since moving to Nepal.

    Hiking and trekking with vonKathmandu has been the highlight of my life since moving to Nepal. The day hikes are always well organized and fun. The food is amazing (lunch and snacks are included on hikes). The guides are kind and detail oriented. The trek I went on with this company was an amazing experience and I can’t say enough about how wonderful everything was planned (even plan b, if a didn’t work out). The trek was catered to my speed and ability. I was well-prepared thanks to vonKathmandu’s guidance and never felt uninformed. I will definitely trek with them again. Thank you, vonKathmandu!

    Tom Pellens

    UNICEF Regional

  • VonKathmandu provides a personal touch. They want you to have a wonderful time because they are passionate about the mountains and trekking themselves.

    I had an excellent trekking to EBC with VonKathmandu. It was well organized with a great guide and porter, sleeping in comfortable and well-chosen hostels along the trail. VonKathmandu provides a personal touch. They want you to have a wonderful time because they are passionate about the mountains and trekking themselves. We extended our trek with one day because of the snow, which was flexibly accommodated. I liked the formula of the lunch and dinner not being included in the price, which meant that you had more control over when and what to spend. A great trip organized by people who care and have the local network to ensure that you have an excellent trip.

    Carolin Spannuth Verma

    IOM

  • The hike was absolutely fantastic. Great team, great views and landscape, professional organization, super care... You guys do a perfect job. It can't get more professional than that.

    Dear vonKathmandu team, the hike was absolutely fantastic. Great team, great views and landscape, professional organization, super care and I loved the dried fruit and nut package and ending with a lovely coffee. Thank you so much! You guys do a perfect job. It can’t get more professional than that. Now I know why all the tourists want to come to Nepal. I’ll definitely be your regular client. Traveling though out of country on fifth for a few weeks. The moment I am back count me in every Saturday! Keep safe and healthy!

    Bindi Borg

  • I've been taking hikes with them for three years, and they just keep getting better. Always great views and great company. Totally recommend vonKathmandu.

    Great scenery in great company. vonKathmandu is a great way to see Kathmandu Valley without any hassle. The team organises everything, right day to snacks. You only have to enjoy the scenery and the company. I’ve been taking hikes with them for three years, and they just keep getting better. They are mindful of the impact on the environment (by reducing and packing out trash) and on the people in villages we pass by. Always great views and great company. Totally recommend vonKathmandu.

    Andrew Bovino

  • I just got back from an Everest Base Camp trek organized by VonKathmandu, and it was one of the highlights of my life! While the landscape and Sherpa culture alone are enough to leave one in awe, solid planning and logistics support on behalf of VonKathmandu staff enabled me to enjoy the trek without worrying about details.

    I just got back from an Everest Base Camp trek organized by VonKathmandu, and it was one of the highlights of my life! While the landscape and Sherpa culture alone are enough to leave one in awe, solid planning and logistics support on behalf of VonKathmandu staff enabled me to enjoy the trek without worrying about details. I simply grabbed my kit every morning and admired the dramatic landscape before me during the strenuous trek. I especially appreciated my pre-trek briefing with VonKathmandu staff who spared more than an hour out of their busy schedules to go over the 12-day itinerary and answer any questions I had. I was also impressed with the responsiveness of the staff when I had questions or concerns. The Khumbu valley is a remote area with unpredictable internet connectivity, but whenever I checked my phone in the off chance I could connect to WiFi, I always found messages from VonKathmandu staff asking how I was, for pictures of the trek and to offer words of encouragement. Can it get better than that?! Finally, VonKathmandu staff understand the added headache of getting from Kathmandu to Ramechhap in order to fly to Lukla. While they secured my flights from Ramechhap – Lukla – Ramechhap, they also shopped around for helicopter flights from Kathmandu directly to Lukla and found an excellent deal that only added a small amount to my reasonably priced trek fee. Thanks again you guys and great job!

    Naomi Haywood

  • My family and I have been coming on hikes with vonKathmandu for around two years and we've enormously enjoyed every hike! It's one of our favourite things to do in Kathmandu.

    My family and I have been coming on hikes with vonKathmandu for around two years and we’ve enormously enjoyed every hike! It’s one of our favourite things to do in Kathmandu. We’ve discovered beautiful parts of the valley that we would never have found without these hikes. The hikes are super well organised, very friendly and a great experience overall – whether you’re a visiting tourist or live in Kathmandu. Thanks vonKathmandu and see you at the next hike!

    Stephan and Malena Grabherr

    German Embassy in India

  • We had a most outstanding 9 days trip to Poonhill, Mohare and around Pokhara Hills. Congrats also for the very knowledgeable and smart organizational skills of team vonkathmandu that made these days very special to us. We will come back!

    We had a most outstanding 9 days trip to Poonhill, Mohare and around Pokhara Hills. Anuj and Gyanu guided us to most spectacular viewpoints, gave stunning insights of the region and smoothly connected to local communities. Congrats also for the very knowledgeable and smart organizational skills of team vonkathmandu that made these days very special to us. We will come back! Stephan and Malena, German Embassy New Delhi

    Caroline Vanderbeele

  • The views of the mountains were so up close and I really appreciated that you found the trails with those gorgeous views!

    The trip was amazing and I was so happy to be your guinea pig for this one! I loved how you found and connected the trails behind the trails and took me to corners around Pokhara that I had no idea existed! The choice of hotels was excellent and I will never forget the view from Club ES – it’s totally etched in my mind forever. The most peaceful moment was sitting at Rupa lake – watching birds land and take off. What a welcome little moment of rest before going up the hill! The views of the mountains were so up close and I really appreciated that you found the trails with those gorgeous views! You are an excellent guide, smart, funny, caring. I felt at all times well cared for. On top, you’re an outstanding photographer and the memories you created are a very cool bonus. And of course, Luna the cocker spaniel, agrees with all I said and raises her paw to say hi 🙂

    Sally Templeton

  • I have used several other trekking guides in Nepal and although nearly all of them have been very good, vonKathmandu is the best.

    The best guided hikes in Nepal! Anuj and his team are the most organized and prepared trekking guides in Nepal. They are friendly, knowledgeable and safety-conscious. The first time I hiked with them I experienced heat exhaustion and I had never had that happen before. They knew immediately what was happening and gave me electrolytes and shaded rest, etc. and I recovered quickly. On another trek with another company, the same thing happened. Luckily, I had learned to bring my own electrolytes, but I was surprised that our guide didn’t know what heat exhaustion was and didn’t know how to help me. I told the company’s owner that, and he had never heard of heat exhaustion either. I have used several other trekking guides in Nepal and although nearly all of them have been very good, vonKathmandu is the best. I have now been on several hikes with them and they are consistently awesome.

    Arjanne Rietsema

    UNICEF Regional

  • Your chance to get hiking on a Saturday and meet new friends. You will enjoy a great day hiking in the valley!

    Your chance to get hiking on a Saturday and meet new friends. If you have no time to plan your Saturday, leave it to Vonkathmandu. All you have to do is wake up, fill your water bottle, put on your hiking boots and walk to the pickup point that is always close to where you live. You will enjoy a great day hiking in the valley!

    Frin Masters

  • Really well organised. Great hiking routes. Leaders are experienced and there's a great mix of hikers so lots of laughs and interesting conversation.

    Really well organised. Great hiking routes that show both the natural beauty and culture of Nepal. Leaders are experienced and there’s a great mix of hikers so lots of laughs and interesting conversation.

    Anna Townsend

  • Absolutely brilliant. They make hiking in the Kathmandu Valley such an easy and enjoyable experience.

    Absolutely brilliant. They make hiking in the Kathmandu Valley such an easy and enjoyable experience.

    Rob Fielding

  • Perfect intro to the wonders of Kathmandu Valley and surrounding moutain ridges. A nice, friendly and well organised group.

    Perfect intro to the wonders of Kathmandu Valley and surrounding moutain ridges. A nice, friendly and well organised group. A good way to meet people and to get to know hiking routes around Kathmandu. Not perfect for keen walkers. Slow pace and lots of stops. But, hey, nice to be given time to chat and take in the scenery.

    Simon Townsend

  • We have loved these hikes around the Kathmandu valley; always well organised and good fun. A great way to get out and explore the culture and geography, and create good friendships.

    Fun hikes. We have loved these hikes around the Kathmandu valley; always well organised and good fun. A great way to get out and explore the culture and geography, and create good friendships.

    Laura B

  • Great outing, perfect organization! Highly recommended!!

    Great day!!! Von Kathmandu organized everything to the detail, picked us up and dropped us off, took perfect care of the group during the hike, providing extra water, lunch and snacks, and a great professional team! Highly recommended!!

    Yvonne P

  • Great fun. Well organised, pick up on time, tasty sandwich and snacks, enough water and great fun. Loved the pictures

    Great fun. Well organised, pick up on time, tasty sandwich and snacks, enough water and great fun. Loved the pictures

    Andrew Long

  • Wonderful views through shifting skies, to terraced fields and villages below and across the valleys. We’ll go again.

    Anuj and team provided excellent leadership again! Always catering for these mixed ability and family groups with enough push, water stops and great picnic lunch. Wonderful views through shifting skies, to terraced fields and villages below and across the valleys. The ever expanding urban sprawl giving some colour and drama to the landscape. It was hot for sure, but another great hike in easy striking distance of Kathmandu. We’ll go again.

    Caire-Maurisier Mathilde

    Alliance Française

  • Amazing hike. The team is taking care of most of the practical aspects, so that you can fully enjoy the breathtaking landscapes.

    Amazing hike. A beautiful hike up to Panauti! I warmly recommend this trip with vonKathmandu. The team is taking care of most of the practical aspects, so that you can fully enjoy the breathtaking landscapes.

    Michael Rendall

  • Great day out with great people. I've been on a few hikes around KTM with VonKathmandu, and they have been brilliant everytime.

    Great day out with great people. I’ve been on a few hikes around KTM with VonKathmandu, and they have been brilliant everytime. The routes are always beautiful and well planned out. The hikes can be challenging in places, but overall fairly relaxed. The team are amazing, they’re very friendly and supportive. All in all, a great day out, great people, great sandwiches and great value for money.

    David Masters

  • Good friendly and safety conscious guides and the bonus is that the guides are snapping away all day taking high quality photos which they share after the walk.

    Great way to explore the hills surrounding Kathmandu with everything provided – transport, snacks and lunch. This was our 3rd to with Von Kathmandu and they have all been good. Great way to meet fellow walkers, family friendly. Good friendly and safety conscious guides and the bonus is that the guides are snapping away all day taking high quality photos which they share after the walk.

    Kimberly Waller

  • Super well organized- you don’t have to think- just enjoy the incredible scenery. Great chance to meet new folks. What a great way to spend the day- out of the city in nature.

    Super well organized- you don’t have to think- just enjoy the incredible scenery. Great chance to meet new folks. Excellent hike. Food was so good- great snacks, nuts, and sandwiches. What a great way to spend the day- out of the city in nature. Very challenging hike too. Loved it

    Gabriel de Carvalho Morand

  • Great team and amazing landscapes! Highly recommend this experience. Very well prepared guides were always kind and helpful.

    Great team and amazing landscapes! Highly recommend this experience. Very well prepared guides were always kind and helpful. Good evaluation of the group skills, due to a big and diverse group it was took the right decision to ensure that everyone could enjoy safely. It worth not just for the hike which has good challenging moments but also the privilege to interact with the local culture.

    Jennifer VanDever

  • Great hike with VonKathmandu. The guides were great, the weather was beautiful and the views all along the hike were awesome.

    Great hike with VonKathmandu. We’ve only been in Kathmandu for a few months and this was our first hike – and it was amazing! The guides were great, the weather was beautiful and the views all along the hike were awesome. It was well planned from beginning to end. We’ll definitely be using this company again and joining more valley hikes.

    Erika Hoffman

  • Huge fan of the day hikes! They offer a fantastic break from the city to hike for hours through beautiful, pristine landscapes, but you still sleep in our own bed afterwards.

    Excellent and interesting hiking routes around the Valley Huge fan of the day hikes! They offer a fantastic break from the city to hike for hours through beautiful, pristine landscapes, but you still sleep in our own bed afterwards. Everything was well organized, the transportation was easy, and the food was delicious. Interesting, well planned routes. I plan to join as many as I can while living in Nepal.

    Tara Ealy

    The British School

  • Well organized, friendly people, great safe trails and you get to meet lots of interesting people. Plus the views are always spectacular!

    Well organized, friendly people, great safe trails and you get to meet lots of interesting people. Plus the views are always spectacular!

    Anna Hamilton

    World Food Program - Italy

  • Amazing experience! One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve been on, and I never would have been able to find it by myself.

    Amazing experience! One of the most beautiful hikes I’ve been on, and I never would have been able to find it by myself. I’m not usually a fan of group hikes, but this one was really spectacular. There were some steep climbs, but most was downhill or flat with excellent views the whole way. Definitely plan to bring some water. Snacks and sandwiches were provided and they were very delicious. Highly recommend this hike!

    Nathaniel Glidden

    World Food Program - Italy

  • Stunning views of sprawling terraces and seas of yellow mustard flowers. Highly recommend, and will be certain to travel through von Kathmandu on my next trip.

    The Bosan Pine Hike was an incredible experience. Sunning hike and views. The team is skilled and friendly. The hike took about 6 hours with plenty of small breaks, to ensure everyone arrived together. Tasty sandwiches were provided for lunch with a stunning view under the prayer flags at the top. Before you make it there, you get to stop for some tea or coffee after the first little climb. It’s hard to put in this review how much beauty there is on this 15 km hike. Stunning views of sprawling terraces and seas of yellow mustard flowers. Anuj, Aziz, and Jeevan were gracious guides, making it a fun experience, engaging hikers, and answering questions. Highly recommend, and will be certain to travel through von Kathmandu on my next trip.

    Sabrina Schmidt Koschella

    German Embassy in Nepal

  • Outside the busy season, we had the opportunity to sit with the locals around the wood fire ovens and to listen to their stories about bears raiding the village..

    EBC – I was a bit worried going to EBC for my very first long hike, but VonKathmandu took excellent care of me: we went shopping for outfits, got my shoes stitched in Namche, we found all the Cappuccinos along the trek, stopped to take photos of every Yak … while enjoying the breathtaking mountain scenery of Taboche, Amadablam, Lotse, Nuptse – and finally Everest, all along. The guide was very knowledgeable about all the view points and extra spots worth exploring along the trek, including a religious festival in Tengboche Monastery, or local chyang curtesy of his parents. A great trip organised by people who love the mountains and want to make sure you have an excellent experience. Langtang – at the end of the trekking season, my lady guide and me, we had the mountains for ourselves. Outside the busy season, we had the opportunity to sit with the locals around the wood fire ovens and to listen to their stories about bears raiding the village, the 2015 earthquake, how to ensure good education for the children, and more recent, about the impact of corona on tourism, Covid cases and vaccination campaigns. Apart from enjoying the forest and the mountains and the serenity and the silence before returning to a busy and noisy Kathmandu, an unexpectedly educational tour as well, with quick impromptu visits to the Chinese border and Nuwakot castle.

    Sonya Martin

  • They were well-organized, effective, and fun in their approach!

    vonKathmandu Adventures guided and supported me through all the stages of planning, executing and recovering from my trip to Everest Base Camp. They were well-organized, effective, and fun in their approach! Journeys to exotic destinations always involve unexpected changes midstream and I felt better just knowing that they had my back. I highly recommend vonKathmandu to all travelers to/ around Nepal!

    Hannah Straw

    The British School

  • These hikes were one of the absolute highlights of my entire 4 years in Kathmandu!

    These hikes were one of the absolute highlights of my entire 4 years in Kathmandu!! Thank you for organising and for your ability to spot a moonshine twinkle in the eye of an old lady from 20 meters away. I hope we get to hike together again somewhere, sometime, and eat much delicious and local food!!

    Jan Rietsema

  • The Pickey Peek Trek was an amazing experience. And very well organised by VonKathmandu.

    The Pickey Peek Trek was an amazing experience. And very well organised by VonKathmandu. We were completely taken care of by the guide, assistant guide and porters. Hikes were not too difficult or too strenuous. The high point was the sunrise on Pickey Peak.

    Chris Hofmann

    US Embassy in Nepal

  • Amazing hikes with great people. You can tell a lot of thought and planning goes into creating the most interesting route possible.

    Amazing hikes with great people. You can tell a lot of thought and planning goes into creating the most interesting route possible. The most interesting and well-thought-out series of hikes I’ve ever seen.

    Zarina Trapman

  • Thanks for organizing it so well with pick-up, lunch, water and snacks! So many beautiful scenes with diverse walking routes.

    Me and my children enjoyed Kalu Pandey with other people hike after so many month! Thanks for organizing it so well with pick-up, lunch, water and snacks! So many beautiful scenes with diverse walking routes. Also, thank you Naviya for listening to my chatty 7 year old daughter. My son was so happy to hike with another friend from school! Looking forward to our next hike with you!

    Shahid Reza

    UNDP Nepal

  • Thank you so much! The hike was great and it refreshed me a lot after long lockdown. You have nice, friendly and professional team members. The group was great too.

    Thank you so much! The hike was great and it refreshed me a lot after long lockdown. You have nice, friendly and professional team members. The group was great too.

    Pungky Utami

  • Fun hike, the crew members are very accommodating participants' needs, well-organised, great way to discover the beauty of the Valley. Highly recommended!

    Fun hike, the crew members are very accommodating participants’ needs, well-organised, great way to discover the beauty of the Valley. Highly recommended!

    Kat Harris

  • Highly recommend if you want an easy enjoyable day out!

    Excellent hike in beautiful scenery. The hike had one section of stairs but was overall very doable for all ages. Really nice guides and the sandwiches provided were great too. Highly recommend if you want an easy enjoyable day out!

    Eka Fana

  • Bravo! They know the best part of Kathmandu for hiking. All of the team members are professional, friendly, punctual pick up time and have great sense of humor.

    Bravo! I would recommend vonKathmandu program for hiking. We had a great time with vonKathmandu team. They know the best part of Kathmandu for hiking. All of the team members are professional, friendly, punctual pick up time and have great sense of humor.

    Niranjan Kunwar

    Writer

  • Valley Hikes by vonKathmandu along with their trail races are extremely well-organized. The hikes are a wonderful way to explore the outskirts of Kathmandu.

    Valley Hikes by vonKathmandu along with their trail races are extremely well-organized. The hikes are a wonderful way to explore the outskirts of Kathmandu, get some exercise and fresh air, especially during these colder months.

    Silja Kanerva

    UN Nepal

  • The organizers had really made a lot of effort to ensure a good hiking experience, regarding the path, snack and lunch and accommodating the pace to the group.

    The hikes have been an amazing experience. The pre-info about the hike, communication and pick-up points were well explained and clear. The organizers had really made a lot of effort to ensure a good hiking experience, regarding the path, snack and lunch and accommodating the pace to the group. I highly recommend hikes by vonKathmandu!

    Raj Gyawali

    Socialtours

  • They know the best trails in Kathmandu valley, honed with week after week of recce hiking. Together they bring some of the best crew and do not compromise on the quality of service.

    They know the best trails in Kathmandu valley, honed with weeks after weeks of scouting. Together they bring some of the best crew and do not compromise on the quality of service. All this makes the day enjoyable, fun, and memorable. Highly recommended.

    Katherine Mah

  • Glad to discover new places to hike through local villages and the different ridges, very professionally done from the pre-trip info, briefing, logistics etc! Thank you!

    Thoroughly enjoyed the hike organized by vonKathmandu. Glad to discover new places to hike through local villages and the different ridges, very professionally done from the pre-trip info, briefing, logistics etc! Thank you!

    Janie M Carpenter

    US Embassy in Nepal

  • Thanks for the awesome hike on Saturday. It was a beautiful day. Looking forward to another great day of hiking.

    Thanks for the awesome hike on Saturday. It was a beautiful day. It was so nice to have a normal activity during this crazy pandemic. Looking forward to another great day of hiking.

    Gogi Grewal

  • Get some exercise, learn some new areas of the valley and how they connect to each other, and soak in the culture!

    A wonderful way to get out and explore your own backyard of KTM valley with likeminded people. Get some exercise, learn some new areas of the valley and how they connect to each other, and soak in the culture!