Oneals Backpackers Adventure, Patan (Lalitpur)

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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 »
  • My friends and I did a 10-day trekking trip with Oneal around the Khopra Ridge in the Annapurna area. It was a truly unforgettable experience, well organized and executed. When hiring guides, we go.....  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.
  • Highly recommend this company. My wife and I did the mansulu trek with them. Oneal the owner was superb, everything was taken care of from the moment we stepped out of the airport with meticulous detail. Phone calls to let you know what was happening and checking everything was ok from start to finish. We had a fantastic guide who took excellent care of us throughout the trek, spoke good English and very knowledgable . They will do as little or as much as you like making it totally bespoke and all done for a very reasonable price.Nothing is too much trouble for them, . You will feel like you have known them for years ! We are hoping to go back with some friends next year and it’s a ‘no brainer’ For us, Oneals backpackers all the way!👍
  • I met Oneal in 2013, he didn't have a company or an agenda. Oneal was just a nice guy who worked at hostel while he was in school. I kept in touch with him for a couple years, that relationship grew into a really comfortable friendship. I made my way back to Nepal this year without much consideration for what I wanted to do. I knew I didn't want to spend time on the popular trekking routes, but was sort of leaning toward a more exotic route like manaslu or the three pass route to Everest. After a really fun dinner at Or2k, Oneal convinced me that my money would be better spent in the recently decimated langtang range, the hardest hit region by the recent quake. He lost about $500 on that suggestion, that's not something you often experience in KTM. Dude sold me, hooked me up with a really nice guide, that I still talk to, and let me spend 10 days on his family's farm in Ilam, free of charge. I can't gush enough about how good this service is. Oneal's family is every bit as sweet as he warned though, the food is abundant and nearly none-stop. There isn't a whole lot of tourists if you you make it to Ilam, which make the experience really great. If you don't book with him, let him take you to lunch, dude knows the best Newari restaurants in the most quiet corners of Kathmandu. Tell him Jake sent you, try the brain with beaten rice, you only live once guy's. P.s. Ask about the foxey raksi 😉
  • I had an incredible experience with Oneals Backpackers Adventure. Not only did I book a Trekking Trip to ABC but also was I introduced to unknown places in the East of Nepal during a Camping trip. I felt absolutely comfortable and I got to know the real Nepali culture. I can fully recommend any Trekking with Oneals Backpackers Adventure.

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