We had Suk and Saujan as guides for a simple but very long hike and another day around a few towns and temples. They were a lot of fun and very informative! Great companions to show you around Nepal! Would definitely call them next time!More
We had Suk and Saujan as guides for a simple but very long hike and another day around a few towns and temples. They were a lot of fun and very informative! Great companions to show you around Nepal! Would definitely call them next time!MoreShow less
Thank you Moscow
My wife and I just finished a spectacular trek in the Langtang National Park. We contacted Himal by email before arriving in Kathmandu - he was very quick to reply and was really helpful (we hadn’t planned anything at all prior to arriving) - and having spoken to a couple of other agents decided he was by far the best.
We weren’t disappointed. He organised our guide - Lal Gurung - who was incredible the whole way through the trek. If you book with Himal ask for Lal and you’ll be extremely well looked after. His knowledge of the region really added to the experience.
When we come back there’s only one team we’ll be booking with.
thank you Dan, for nice reviews about Lal Gurung and for Nepal wilderness trek, hope we will see again in the futures.
We went on the Panchase Trek and it was really wonderful. Our porter guide Bam from Nepal Wilderness Trekking was very nice and looked after us well. I highly recommend the Panchase Trek - stunning views, quiet villages, very few other trekkers. Would be good either in autumn / winter or also in April as you walk through incredible Rhododendron forests.
thank you so much JOwHill, for your Nice Reviews us and porter guide Bam
I booked an 11-day package (9 days trek, 2 days travel) with Himal Ghale at Nepal Wilderness trekking for $600, traveling solo. A porter/guide, and all normal trip expenses including transportation, were provided. The weather was perfect, and only Lama Hotel village, which doesn't have enough guesthouses, was overcrowded with tourists. Otherwise there are plenty of very nice guesthouses on the rest of the trip.
The Tamang Heritage section of the trek involves daily ascents and descents of 500-1000 m. The Langtang portion is a more-or-less upward climb to Kyanjin, the final destination and highest point on the trek at 3860m (you can take day walks from there to higher altitudes). Some days involved walking up to 6-7 hours.
It is important to keep to the daily schedule, and reach Langtang on Day 6 of trekking, in order to get to Kyanjin in the late morning, since the afternoons tend to cloud up, unless you plan to add a day or two to the trip for walks to higher altitude, such as to Kyanjin Ri (a two hour climb).
Although this is a well-known and traveled tourist trek, if you are walking without a guide it is possible to take a wrong trail, as many junctions are not marked and it is unclear where to go. My guide/porter was young and not very experienced, having done this trek only one time before, and we went off trail a couple of times.
We took a jeep from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, and a local bus on the return trip. The road is Nepal's main route to China, and is under construction and very rocky for long stretches, with many 12-wheeler cargo trucks coming and going. The ride is very uncomfortable. The jeep was a lot better for me, as the bus made frequent stops for passengers and played annoyingly loud Hindi and Nepali dance videos the whole way.
There are roads now completed or under construction to all of the villages on the Tamang Heritage trek, including Briddim. There is also a road being constructed from Syabru Besi to Thulo Syabru. How all these roads will affect tourism is a guess, but in the Annapurna circuit, trekkers tend to pass by the villages on the roads.
Thank you so much John Dai sharing your experience, hope this will help us in the futures. sorry for not able to see in the day you visit my place. I was our of the office.
Landed in KTM without anything booked. Visited a few agencies, based on reviews, and Himal instilled the most confidence in us (The other agencies didn't feel as trustworthy in comparison). He was friendly, helpful, and kind, and was able to organise us a porter-guide from Lukla-Gokyo-Renjo La Pass.
Dhan Raj (the porter guide) was awesome. Great spirits every day, attentive, friendly.. He didn't have the same level of English speaking as some of the full guides we met on the trail, but we knew that before booking (Porter-guides are still in training, so it would be foolish to expect them to speak fluent English).
Highly recommend this agency, and will be contacting them again when we are back in Nepal
Thank you so much Reece for great review.
Himal's agency is excellent. We did Langtang in 9 days (started in Dunche, ended in Syabrubesi) + 2 bus rides. Everything was well organised (transportation, meals, guest houses, ...), our guide and porters were really friendly and professional, our guide kept us informed at all time, the meals and guest houses were well-picked. In short: if you wanna see Langtang in a perfect way, this is the agency to go to! Highly recommended!