Our family of three booked the Langtang Valley Gosaikunda 14-day trek and it was a huge success. Ganga was so communicative and made us feel that the Nepal Hiking Team had us fully supported to venture out into the mountains of Nepal. It was great to meet Ganga and our wonderful guide, Arjun, the day prior to departing to discuss the itinerary so we were all on the same page.
During the trek, our guide, Arjun, and our porters, Bashu and Kessab, made sure our safety and well-being were taken care of at all times. In addition, they formed a sweet relationship with our 9-year-old son and taught him a card game that was played at almost every meal and rest stop along the way. Our son loved every moment of the experience. We booked out trek in the “off-season” (June), and the timing could not have been better! The trek starts in the jungle paralleling the powerful Langtang River under a canopy of dense trees filled with birds and monkeys.
The hikes were challenging but rewarding with frequent stops at teahouses for drinks and snacks. As the trek progressed, we gained elevation and entered into the mountains with fantastic views, cooler temps, wild flowers, and quaint villages in the upper sections of the valley. The days followed a wonderful rhythm of waking early and getting started so we could trek in the clear, morning sky before the afternoon clouds came in. The evenings were cool and rainy while we enjoyed cards and tea in the teahouses without crowds.
In addition to the Langtang Valley, we followed NHT’s recommendation to add on the Gosaikunda and Helambu trek which linked the incredible lakes and pass of Gosaikunda to a very different region in Helambu off the popular tourist circuits which took us through remote farming communities of beautiful gardens and homes decorated with flowers.
Our guide, Arjun, was highly knowledgeable of the flora, fauna, and cultural elements along the way and kept the days engaging with information and historical context to the areas we trekked. He was a fantastic guide, and we are so appreciative of the all the Nepal Hiking Team services.
We 100% recommend them for your next guided trek and/or tour, and highly recommend the Langtang Gosaikunda 14-day trek.