Langtang Valley trekking vacation, Nepal

“This two-week trek across Nepal's majestic Himalaya leaves luxury at the door, spoiling you instead with astounding natural beauty and adventure.”

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Kathmandu | Himalaya | Langtang Valley | Local Tamang settlements | Langtang Lirung | Kianjin Gompa | Langshisha Karka | Tsergo Ri

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Our top tip:
Get a bit of hill walking in beforehand.
Trip type:
Small group - 4-16 adults, plus tour leader.
Activity level:
Moderate/Challenging - depending on route chosen.
Accomm:
10 nights teahouse, 4 nights hotel.
Solos:
Solo travelers welcome. Single rooms available at hotels for a surcharge.
Meals:
4 breakfasts, 2 dinners.
Included:
Accommodation, transport, transfers, fees, permits, porter, tour leader, tour guide.
Vouchers
Accepted

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Langtang Valley trekking vacation, Nepal

Environment

Leave Nothing But Footprints…
We stand by the adage of “leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but photos” and encourage clients to do the same. This trek travels through remote, fragile eco-systems and their preservation is of the utmost importance.

Take in What You Take Out
We always dispose of our rubbish in an eco-friendly manner and ‘take out, what we put in’. We encourage our clients to take batteries back to the UK to dispose of properly.

Bottled Water
Bottled water has an immensely negative impact on the areas we visit, as they are not recyclable. We recommend purchasing water-purifying tablets or a water filter to treat your drinking water whilst in Nepal and to bring a reusable water bottle. Many of the places we stay also offer boiled/treated/filtered water - perfect for refilling your bottle!

Bio-friendly & Biodegradable Detergents, Soaps & Shampoos
Our guides only use detergents that are environmentally friendly and biodegradable. This practice is also recommended to our clients whilst on vacation and before their trip departs. We recognise that it is difficult to find some of these products whilst in the countries we visit, which is why we communicate to our clients before departure the importance of minimizing our environmental impact.

K.E.E.P. (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) – Nepal
We support K.E.E.P.

K.E.E.P. is a not-for profit, non-governmental organization based in Kathmandu, Nepal. The mission of K.E.E.P. is to ensure the future ecological and cultural prosperity of Nepal and its people by maximizing the benefits and reducing the negative impacts associated with tourism.

Their objectives are to:
- Promote sustainable tourism and provide environmental and cultural education to travelers and the tourism industry through free, impartial information and training programs
- Enable sustainable development through outreach projects, training and resources in order to seek a more equitable distribution of the economic benefits of tourism for the people of Nepal
- Conduct research and development activities on environmental and associated social issues

We keep our clients informed and encourage a visit to their Visitor’s Centre in Kathmandu whilst on tour. The Visitor’s Centre provides unbiased and invaluable local knowledge of the areas we visit and is an excellent resource for information and insight into the environmental and ecological issues in Nepal.

At Work in the UK
- We only use energy efficient light bulbs in our offices
- All paper, cardboard, plastics, and tins are recycled
- Our employees are encouraged to only print what is absolutely necessary and reduce/reuse materials whenever possible
- We do not have any printed brochures and aim to keep printing of paper materials to a minimum. We encourage our clients to do the same.
- Our office printer has a 3* energy rating and is energy efficient
- Our staff walk or cycle to work
- Paper is sourced from sustainable forests and is 100% recycled
- Ink used in all of our materials are eco-friendly, vegetable based inks.

Community

Our Foundation
After seeing first hand the poor treatment and conditions porters often work in, we decided to create our own foundation dedicated to providing proper clothing and equipment for porters, their families and the remote mountain communities we visit. On all of our Nepal trips, clients are encouraged to donate/bring useful goods and equipment with them on their vacations. We ensure that all goods are distributed fairly.

Our not-for-profit foundation also supports a local school and community in Beluwa, a remote village in the Ghurka region and is the hometown of one of our local guides. We have supplied the school with much needed materials like pencils and writing books and the students with warm jumpers.

Our current project is to raise the funds needed for a water pump to be installed in the village. At the moment villagers must walk for over 2 hours each way to collect water.

Local Guides and Suppliers
- We employ local suppliers and guides.
- We only use reputable suppliers that adhere to the same high standards as ourselves.
- We use suppliers that train and educate younger employees to international standards, gaining international certifications thus raising the standards of the respective industries.

Accommodation
We stay in small family run guesthouses and at home-stays (the homes of local families), thus ensuring that money is driven back into local communities. At all other times we aim to stay in independently owned hotels.

Small Group Sizes
Small group sizes equals more interaction with locals, less intrusion, and potential for more adventure, as well as allowing for the spontaneous and magical moments that occur while traveling, all while making less of an impact on the places we visit. We keep group sizes to a maximum of 12 people.

Food, Drink and Local Products
- On this tour some but not all food is included with your vacation. When the opportunity arises, we encourage you to explore local options whilst eating, and to eat in independent and family run establishments. Not only does this assist in spreading out income for a variety of different families/businesses it encourages our clients to experience new/local cuisine and provides a genuine experience
- In circumstances where we do provide food, produce is locally sourced and we employ local cooks and cook assistants
- We encourage our guests to buy local, shop at local markets and purchase souvenirs/handicrafts and authentic goods that are produced within the region we are exploring.

Reviews of Langtang Valley trekking vacation, Nepal

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The most memorable part of the vacation was the walking. Everything was so well
organised that it was so relaxing just to be able to concentrate on the stunning
scenery, safe in the knowledge that the guides knew the best place to stay, when the best time to stop for tea or lunch break would be.
Also by staying with local families we were to have real insight into how people live in this part of the world. Being so close to the Tibetan border, many families are of Tibetan heritage which was incredibly interesting from a cultural point of view.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Get walking before you go! I managed to get out during the summer and the time spent in the Welsh hills really paid off - I was able to enjoy the trekking.
Learn to play a few card games. I'm not a card player, but it was great fun to sit with the guides and porters in the evenings playing cards.


3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes I do. We supported the local economy by drinking numerous cups of tea and buying our lunch along the way. The showers in all the places that we stayed were solar powered.
The guides know the families who run the Tea Houses where we stayed ,and on many occasions we were greeted as old friends ! Also by being in a small group the impact on the environment and in the villages we stayed was not as significant as if we'd been in a larger group.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


I would rate this vacation very highly, the British guide was excellent as were the
Nepali staff - there was a good, respectful working relationship between them. The Langtang valley itself is stunning, with wonderful mountain scenery all around you and, the best part of all - I only saw a very small number of other tourists!

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Walking up the Langtang valley into the mountains. Wonderful autumn colours and snow on the tops.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Get fit: be flexible: take warm gear.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


As we stayed and ate in local lodges there was certainly a cash benefit for them. Our operator also employed a local agent for transport, guide and porters.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


It was very efficiently organised by our hosts. The western and Nepali guides and porters were great - always smiling and ready to make sure everyone was happy. An excellent trip in all aspects.

Reviewed on 05 Nov 2014 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Walking through the juniper forest on the way down from Gosekund lakes, the views while decending from the lakes to the forest, the views on the mountains after exiting the forest, the apline meadows and forests between the villages of Tula Shepru and Lauribena, trekking from Rimche to Langtang and then to Kanjin Gomba, trekking up to a 4800m peak

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


This trip has some of the most beautiful nature and scenery you will ever see in your life, but make sure you are prepared to rough it as the accomodation is not very comfortable. The rooms are cold and sometimes the bathrooms are outside, smelly... The food is repetitive as all tea houses offer almost the same menu, but generally it tastes ok. Make sure you bring warm clothes (ski jacket, raingear) as well as shorts as you will proably experience very cold as well as warm weather

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes definitely. All the accomodation we used was owned by local villagers and the restaurants as well. All the staff at these establishements looked as if they were locals as well

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Very good, I experienced some of the most beautiful nature I have ever seen. The only thing holding me back from returning is the somewhat basic accomodation. Regardless, I am likely to look for a similar trek in Nepal in the future, but will try to find one with more comfortable accomodation.

Reviewed on 04 Mar 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The scenery on the trek was amazing. There is no place like the Himalaya. The Nepali people were extremely friendly. The guides were knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. The other trekkers were great company.


2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


While there are some neat things to see in Kathmandu, spend as little time as possible there. The pollution in the city made my eyes sting.


3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely. We stayed and ate in local tea houses right where the local people lived and ate. We were immersed in the local communities. Our guides were paid well and treated well even without our tips.


4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Great Trip!!! I would highly recommend the operator.

Reviewed on 20 May 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Views generally and to Annapurna - 190km away

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Get fit!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


A great trip and very good service.

Reviewed on 07 May 2013 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The achievement of getting to above 4000mtres on foot and the View of Mt Langtang

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be prepared for a hard hike. The first day was no picnic. It is a good idea to get fit first.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes it brought commerce and income to a very poor people. Some I think came as refugees from Tibet. It taught a lesson that people can be happy even in the face of austere conditions. Our hearts bleed with the determination people transported such unbelievable loads by hand and on foot up such steep paths.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


An experience of endeavour and hard slog but a life achievement . Perhaps at or close to the limit for a 66 year old

Reviewed on 14 Dec 2011 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Everything from arriving at the airport till leaving the airport. The Nepalese guide was FANTASTIC.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Great place to visit, people so friendly. All round a great experience.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


Yes, tried to minimise the impact on the locals by living the same way as they do in the mountains.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Brilliant.

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