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I did a trek to the Langtang region around mid-February 2016. I went with a porter I had gone on a previous trek with in the Annapurnas (Mardi Himal) back in December 2015. Our intended route was: Lama Hotel- Langtang- Kyanjin Gompa (to meet a couple of friends who had started earlier), then return down. We realised that we were one of the first people to resume trekking in this region following the April 2015 earthquake, which had left Langtang badly damaged. As a result, there was not much information about the condition of the region. Read full Review > Indeed, the couple of days leading up to the ascent to Kyanjin Gompa, we did not see any trekkers on the route, and on the way down I can count on my hand the number of people I saw. All we had to go on were the words of locals (and I am eternally grateful for my porter who did all the communicating!), whenever we were lucky enough to see them. We learned whilst already on the mountain that most of the guesthouses during this time were closed, either because it was low season or damaged by the earthquake. The only guesthouses open during this time were in Dunche, Sherpagaon, Mundu and Kyanjin Gompa. Despite the natural beauty of Langtang, earthquake damage was apparent particularly after passing Lama Hotel (and heading toward Langtang village, which remains deserted). Up to that point, we did find ourselves trekking through 'ghost towns' and rocky terrain where landslides had occurred. I could not help but feel sadness thinking about what had happened in the beautiful valley. Once we started the ascent to Kyanjin Gompa, the landscape is absolutely breathtaking. For those considering trekking to Langtang, it is safe to trek and the it is a great opportunity to give back to the local Langtang community. It was certainly an incredible few days. However, I recommend getting information whilst on ground on the current conditions, and of course exercising necessary caution, particularly when making a pass where landslides had occurred.
I was a lone female traveller visiting Nepal in August. Having looked at a variety of
different tour companies, I was very impressed by the website of www.itournepal.com, as
well as their promotion of sustainable tourism through agricultural projects and homestays.
Rabi, my contact at the company, replied to all my enquiries swiftly and in great detail -
which was very much appreciated. Read full Review >
I decided to book a weekâ€™s stay in the Kathmandu homestay offered by the company, from which I would base myself for the beginning of my trip. I also booked a 10 day trek to
Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill. The homestay was a truly fantastic experience. Rabi, Kopila, Karuna and family were
incredibly welcoming, my room was beautiful, and the local bustle of Nayabazar provided a
wonderful alternative to touristy Thamel. I would recommend staying here 100%. My trek was also above and beyond what I could have expected. I had a lovely guide who spoke very good English and provided interesting, engaging company for the duration of
the trek. He was conscientious, kind, and looked after me very well indeed. Again, I was
highly impressed in the service offered by both my guide himself and I Tour Nepal.
All in all I can say that this is a tour company with a big heart, and a brain to match. The
tour operators genuinely want you to enjoy your trip as much as possible, and at the
same time they have a very forward-thinking approach to tourism in Nepal - promoting
agritourism and local-living.
They made my trip to Nepal a truly unforgettable experience, for which I will always be grateful.
Hi! I just got back 2 weeks ago from 2 weeks in Nepal. I spent some days in Kathmandu and environs and 6 days of trekking, starting in Pokhara:
Kathmandu by bus to Pokhara, from there to Ulleri, to Ghorepani and to Poon Hill, then back through Gandruk to Pokhara. I did not have so much time and this only short trek was recommended and organized by "iTourNepal" (www.iTourNepal.com).
Matthias Frey (Switzerland)
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Thank you so so sooo much for the enjoyable experience throughout our trip in Nepal, without you, we wouldn't be having such a great experience. Rabindra is very friendly and helpful, providing timely service and prompt to each of my emails. The reason we picked iTourNepal is because they have really good review in several travel sites, and it turned out to be true! They customized the special private package for me and my family, suited best to our needs. I wish I could spend more days in Nepal and see more things, I would definitely come back to Nepal, and also recommend iTourNepal to my friends who wish to go to Nepal thanks a lot.
Cynthia Filgaia (Indonesia) - 5 Jan 2014
Top Class Hotel, Transport and Tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Nepal so a big thanks to 'I Tour Nepal'. From the day we arrived to the day we left, everything was looked after which made our stay there a whole lot easier with less to worry about and more enjoying to do. The hotels, transport and tour of each place was top class and very enjoyable.
One of the highlights was definitely the 2 day trek to Dhampus which gave us spectacular views of the Himalayas! The mountain flight was also a highlight which took us up close to the highest mountain in the world - truly amazing!!
But the most memorable thing we found was the people in Nepal. All of you have been so friendly and amazing that it blew us away! You, Jyoti, Ashok, Abi and even the hotel staff were very accomodating and friendly so a big thanks!! We also enjoyed the visit to the preschool and spending time with the children. Sara - New zealand