We were three girls taking a year off before going to university. We travelled to Asia, and in April 2019, we had planned for Nepal. We were preparing for Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp but did not find a company before we left home, thought we would plan along the way. In Sri Lanka, we met a guy just coming from Nepal, and he said we should do the Langtang Valley Trek with My Everest Trip because he just did, and that was amazing. We contacted My Everest Trip, and they responded very quickly; everything was settled at a very reasonable price in just two days.
Included in the trek were airport pickup and overnight in the hotel. After a somewhat challenging flight, we were so happy we bought a package, to be met by a friendly face in the airport and just taken to the hotel to rest. We quickly understood why the guy we met in Sri Lanka recommended this company, meeting the manager, Puru, who told us all about the trek and what to expect and met our guide.
We do not regret changing to Langtang Valley. The landscapes we walked through were beautiful: the clear rivers, waterfalls, Mountains, blooming rhododendron forests, small villages, gompas, prayer flags, and cute yaks. We visited Buddhist monasteries, saw a lot of Tibetan cultures, and met many lovely people.
Our guide was the sweetest guy and very professional in handling his job. All we had to do was walk and enjoy ourselves. One day one of my friends was not feeling so good, and the guide took her backpack to ease her walk.
One of the trek’s highlights was the sunrise we watched from Tserko Ri on our rest day. Just sit and manage how the colours reflected on the mountains change as the sun rises and fills you with peace. Each day had something new to offer; no matter where you turn your eyes, you see something beautiful. The struggle you meet walking uphill vanishes the moment you reach the top. All the meals were included, so we did not have to think about that. Everything was just so easy and enjoyable.
These were indeed happy days.