We again organized our private trek with Nepal Wilderness Trekking (also Langtang in Okt 2014) as we were happy with its service and we like it that they are socially engaged with the wellbeing of their staff and the people who live in the areas where they do their treks. As before Himal Ghale, the owner had arranged everything well. Transport, guide, and porter according to our personal preferences, and figuring out a good itinerary together with us via mail that was far from a standard trek. He’s also a famous singer in Nepal, by the way! Our guide Lal was everything we could hope for: a very friendly, caring and joyful person with lots of experience and a very good knowledge of culture, nature, and geography. We could not have done without him and we recommend him without any doubt. And our young but strong porter Arun helped us out when we had some trouble getting over a pass after a long long day… Small but solid trekking agency with lots of personal attention, strongly recommended! Robert (54) & Mina (53), the Netherlands…More »
By Devid F Reviewed On Jun 07, 2018
I have been trekking in the Himalayas many times and this was the best trip I have had in years. Mingmar (guide) and Lakbar (porter) were exceptional. Mingmar knew people in every village and town along the way, He seems to be some sort of celebrity, we walked approx 300kms and people came to shake his hand wherever we went.
The first two weeks were in an area with almost no tourists. A very welcome relief after the overused treks with thousands of trekkers. We went over a pass which took us to an almost unpopulated area where I had the massive good fortune to see a couple of red pandas. There were cedar forests that blew my mind. I thought they had mostly been all cut down, but here to my surprise were pristine cedar forests on a huge scale. After that, we went up Lang Tang valley on a well-beaten trail where tourists were there aplenty. It is shocking to see the massive scale of the devastation which the earthquake caused. The mountain people have coped with earthquake damage in a very admirable way. They are calm, kind, hospitable. Some of the nicest people you are ever going to meet on earth! I can totally recommend Himal, Mingmar, and Lakbar…More »