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There is no reason to pay an expensive middle-man tourist company, when you could go direct, and be dealing with the very person who will be leading you on your trek from the very outset? We've had..... more »
Oneal was able to set up a crazy experience trekking to Everest Base Camp for me and a mate! He tailored the itinerary to our ability and paired us with a fantastic guide who shared his infinite... more »
Oneal was able to set up a crazy experience trekking to Everest Base Camp for me and a mate! He tailored the itinerary to our ability and paired us with a fantastic guide who shared his infinite wisdom of the Nepali countryside and culture in fantastic English. Alongside the trek, Oneal showed us around the amazing city of Kathmandu and shared with us the history, culture and food of the region which further enhanced the trip. Would recommend Oneal to anyone planning on trekking any part of Nepal!
The other reviewers have said it so well. Why pay an expensive middle-man tourist company, when you could go direct, and be dealing with the very person who will be leading you on your trek from the very outset? That was one of the many things we valued about Oneal. We had Oneal himself as our guide, but I assume his other guides are just as good. We were still deciding on where to trek when we contacted him, and he helped us choose and customize a route to meet our request for stunning mountain views without too much crazy elevation and crowded trails. Here’s why we liked this company: - Cost. It’s so much more affordable to go direct to the source, rather than book through middlemen. Whenever I can, I look for gems like Oneal and go direct. Have had the very best experiences. - Pre-trip communication. Oneal’s company was outstanding with responding to emails and inquiries. His reliability and professionalism up front was so reassuring. He answered every question thoroughly. I have tried going through 3d parties before, and they keep you waiting while they ask the guide, and then get back to you, with details lost in translation. To me, the pre-trip support was the clincher. - Integrity, honesty, competence. It’s clear that Oneal really enjoys showing visitors his country. Also, he has strong ethics code. Everything was extremely fair and up front and open, no surprises. - His English is outstanding. If you’re going to spend days or weeks with a guide, you need to be able to communicate complex ideas. During our 2 weeks in Nepal, I saw many other guides, and I always thought “I’m glad we have Oneal.” There are some pretty scary guides out there. I felt sorry for people who had grumpy guides, unintelligible guides, or careless guides. - Good company? You’ll spend a lot of time together, so it helps if you become friends. Oneal pulled out tricks to keep us always having fun even when we’re cold and tired. He plays guitar! - Energy, enthusiasm, a great sense of humor, smart problem-solver. For example, just before arriving in Nepal, I had an injury and could barely walk. Oneal re-arranged things on the fly so that I could ride to almost everything, and none of us missed out. Literally, rode a horse at one point up to the teahouse. He took care of everything. When he promised something, like to bring a SIM card the next morning, he followed through. - Customizable. We could ask for things, and Oneal would arrange it. Totally adaptable in itinerary and everything. I was referred to Oneal by someone else who also used him. Everything she said was true. Areas for improvement? I am not really coming up with anything worth saying. I just hope he keeps up his great quality as he gets more popular and busier. I’d like to go explore the Alps, as I hear he’s started guiding there too.
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