By Mountain People
By Mountain People
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Let’s go outside! The fresh air, giant mountains and friendly people welcome you from afar. THIS is where you want to be, during your next adventure. Because Nepal has it all. You’re not looking for a run-of-the-mill tour, but rather a personalized experience. With By Mountain People (BMP), you can have a hassle-free trip that truly matches your expectations and fits your schedule perfectly. So you can enjoy Nepal to the fullest. BMP, founded by the Nepali-Dutch couple Govinda and Lilly, has been organizing tailored trekking adventures in Nepal for over 9 years, emphasizing small-scale and private trips from the start.
Kathmandu, Nepal

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Merel L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
We loved our 4-day trip to the Muldai Viewpoint and Poonhill! By Mountain People suggested to do the Muldai Viewpoint combined with Poonhill in 4 days. The hike to Muldai was a climb but doable for everyone with basic condition. We walked to the Muldai top practically on our own with amazing viewpoints during the hike. From the Poonhill viewpoint there were lots of other tourist but also a little bit more comfort so we loved the combination. Especially our guide Pratap made the trip unforgetable. He knows everything about the nature, birds and animals. By Mountain People helped us with the preparation and fixed everything for us. Permits, food, overnight homestays etc. Would recomment to everyone. Was the best four days of our trip to Nepal
Written 7 April 2024
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Angela M
Antwerp, Belgium20 contributions
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Mar 2024 • Couples
When we decided to go to Nepal for our holidays, we knew we wanted to do a trekking in the Annapurna region, but we didnt know from where to start.

That's when we met Govinda, who helped us with everything related to our trip, providing a personalised proposal for the 4 days we had, giving us all the information needed, and being a reliable and helpful point of contact during our whole journey before, during and after our trek.

In the end we went for the Mulde peak trek, a less crowded route that exceded all expectations.

Our guide Ganesh, was the best guide we could have wished for, always with a smile he knew every little secret of the Annapurna range, explaning not only the different routes, but also about the plants & animals present in the area, and about Nepal and its traditions. He was very caring and he made our experience unforgettable.

We can only recommend to do a trekking with By Mountain People, they know what they are doing, accomodation and food was included in the total price and we didn't have to worry about anything. Having a guide in the Annapurnas is really an added value, and we can't wait to be back with a little extra time to do the Annapurna circuit next time.

If you're looking to get most out of your experience in the Himalayas, and for a personalised and personal approach, then By Mountain People is the right party to team up with.
Written 17 March 2024
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Angela and Vincent, thank you so much for sharing your kindest words and beautiful photos. You have been lovely guests and it was our pleasure making sure your trip went smoothly. And we sure as hell are looking forward to welcoming you again for the Annapurna Circuit Trek in the future! :)
Written 18 March 2024
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Jess M
4 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Friends
The hard miles brought big smiles on this trip with By Mountain People. They were flexible, positive, and really just a joy to be with. Made for a fun and easy trip. I continue to recommend By Mountain People to both friends and family if they have a thought of doing a trek in Nepal. Many Thank You Guys!
Written 7 March 2024
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Thank you Jess, for your kindest words and beautiful photos. It was my pleasure making sure your great Annapurna Circuit Trek went smoothly. And, of course, thank you for recommending us to your friends and family. It means the absolute world to us.
Written 18 March 2024
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Sean G
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Oct 2023 • Friends
I can't say enough about how well everything was orchestrated. Our guide and porter were wonderful and very friendly. Nepal is a beautiful country with very friendly people. It's been a few months now and I still think of the trekking almost daily. If I ever have another opportunity to hike in Nepal, I would be blessed! Thank you Govinda!
Written 18 February 2024
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Thank you so much for your kind words, Sean. We’re thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. It was a pleasure having you, and we hope to welcome you again in the future. - Govinda
Written 6 March 2024
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Anouk K
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Nov 2023 • Friends
My friend and I booked a 20+ day trek with Lily & Govinda from mid-nov to begin-dec. We loved their personal approach in arranging the trip, from preparations and choosing which trek to go for, to regular check-ins during and a great feedback/debrief session afterwards! We started from Jiri instead of the popular way of flying to Lukla. That was a great experience and an absolute recommend to start lower if you have time!
Written 10 December 2023
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Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your kind review with us. We truly appreciate your words.
Written 6 March 2024
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eliza b
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Oct 2023 • Couples
Magnificent trek!! In October 2023 the two of us did this beautiful trek organized by BMP.
It all started 6 months earlier, when I was looking for a company that would put people first in organizing treks in Nepal. What a nice coincidence when I learned that Govinda, a former language student of mine, happened to be the owner of By Mountain People, an organization that had customized and small scale treks as its core business!
We had very nice and informative preparative talks about our wishes. Being almost 70 years of age, we wanted to have sufficient possibilities to adapt our journey on the way, in case the altitude would cause problems. Also we wanted to visit places off the beaten track and see something of village life on the way. Govinda suggested the Khopra Danda trek with some extra days so we could shorten the daily walking distance. This was a very good advice and he organized it very well! We met Govinda again in Kathmandu before we started out. He introduced us to our guide Pratap Gurung.
Pratap was really a very excellent guide!! His knowledge of the natural surroundings and especially of the birds were truly amazing!! He was very attentive to our wellbeing and patiently answered our many questions. He taught us so much about the different species and habitats of all the birds he would point out to us. His experience made that we always felt safe and well looked after. Also we learnt that Govinda stayed regularly in contact to ensure that everything went well.
Following our 2 weeks of trekking, BMP also organized an extra 4 days visit to Chitwan National Park. Here we stayed in the nice Safari Club hotel. Her also we were very happy with our guide Yadav Duwadi He is a nice and calm guide with a lot of knowledge and very attentive.
We absolutely recommend this “slow trekking” by BMP! Specially for senior travellers such as us, but also for everybody who wants to fully enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas. A guide such as Pratap Gurung was perfectly suited for this type of trekking.
Thank you BMP!! Thijl and Linda
Written 19 November 2023
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Thank you Lind and Thijl, for your kindest words and wonderful contact. It’s been an absolute pleasure having you in Nepal with us. Thank for trusting us, as a small-scale company. Your extensive review and kindest words mean the world to us. -Govinda
Written 6 March 2024
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Gira_sv
Phnom Penh, Cambodia101 contributions
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Sept 2023 • Solo
I went on a 19-day trek on the Annapurna Circuit. I had great communication with Lily and Govinda before arriving in Nepal and throughout my trip. They shared with me all the information that I needed. Ganesh, and a porter, Nima. Both of them were incredibly kind. They literally held my hand through the toughest parts of the trek and we also had lots of fun playing cards, sharing anecdotes and trying to learn each other’s languages. The Annapurna circuit itself is incredibly beautiful and diverse. Since I arrived at the end if the monsoon season there were still some rains and landslides which made the days at lower altitudes a little tricky but once we started to ascend the weather changed and we had wonderful views of the mountains on this range and visited several Tibetan towns and Gompas. Overall, I had a great experience with them I would take a trip again with them in a heartbeat. Thanks, Ganesh, Nima, Lily, and Govinda!
Written 12 September 2023
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Thank you for your kind words, Georgina. You've been a lovely guest, eager to learn about our country, culture and people. We wish you a wonderful journey through India now, and perhaps our paths will cross again in the future. :)
Written 19 November 2023
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Explore58284020073
Berlin, Germany5 contributions
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Mar 2023 • Friends
Wish we could go back already! Govinda and Lilly just went above and beyond for my friend and I!! Shortly before arriving in Nepal, I started experiencing knee pain. I got so worried about the trek, but they changed our itinerary without any fuss whatsoever. They got us the most caring and knowledgeable trekking guide Ganesh. And they checked in with me frequently during the trek, to check if I was doing ok and enjoying. After the trek they even organized a very nice jungle safari to Chitwan NP for us. Their great tips and flexible attitude before and during our trip made it a HUGE succes!! Govinda and Lily thank you so much for your patience and helpful advice. I will be back for sure!
Written 30 July 2023
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Thank you for making the time and effort to write your review for us. Your kind words mean so much tonus. It was truly our pleasure having you in Nepal.
Written 6 March 2024
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Gabriel G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
By mountain people organised an incredible trip through Gokyo Lake and EBC. Everything ran smoothly, they took care of all the little details and genuinely care about you and your experience throughout. Handled everything with a smile and extreme professionalism - can not recommend them enough!
Our amazing guide Ganesh is the reason we can look back on the trek successfully, he helped us at every step and is an all round great guy - be sure to ask for Ganesh he will make your trip unforgettable

I cannot wait to book again:)
Written 22 February 2020
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Thank you so much for writing this lovely review about us! It was absolutely our pleasure having you and your dad here in Nepal. We'd love to welcome you here again and are already looking forward to it!!
Written 22 February 2020
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Lars D
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
After booking a flight to Nepal my girlfriend and I decided that we wanted to book our own domestic flight aswell and search for a porterguide after arriving at Lukla airport. Then when we started looking on the internet and we found out that is was not so simple to do this online. Thru Instagram we met Govinda and met him in a couple of times in the Netherlands. We talked about all this and he than took care of this.
When we arrived at Lukla airport in the Himalaya, Ganesh was waiting for us with a sign, he was our porterguide for the 16 day trekking (Gokyo and EBC). Ganesh would always made shure we had a place to sleep and with toilets inside the building. He is an amazing guy, always happy and knows so much to tell about the trekking (hours, hight, peaks etc.) He even teached us a couple of Nepali games! Ganesh felt like a brother and a good friend to us and that will never change.
All of this effort by the team, made us feel so comfortable and relaxed doing this very exiting trekking. We will back in Nepal for some more trekking with By Mountain People.
Because of the personal touch by Govinda we will remain friends and keep seeing each other in the Netherlands.
Written 19 December 2019
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Thank you so much Lars, for leaving a review about your experience with us! I'm happy to know that you and Ayra enjoyed your great EBC trekking adventure so much. And also, thank you so much for becoming my Dutch friend. See you soon again!
Written 7 January 2020
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