Kind, caring and knowledgeable people, I really enjoyed the journey and would highly recommend it! The best part was trekking in the mountains, as well as visiting places in Kathmandu...Stay in the mountains for several days, explore nature, walk in a magic scenery and Raj and my 'little brother' Bae will make sure all goes well!
Trek del Makalu base camp trek: il responsabile dell’agenzia ha organizzato ogni cosa al meglio, sempre disponibile a modificare le proposte in base alle nostre richieste. La guida Prakash Raj si è dimostrato ottimo conoscitore del territorio, della cultura e delle tradizioni. Una persona competente e professionale ma anche aperta e ricca dal punto di vista umano. Anche il portatore ci ha assistito al meglio, tenendo conto dei nostri ritmi ed esigenze soprattutto di documentazione fotografica come amanti della natura.
We knew Raj and his Trekking company through volunteering at Conscious Impact. We have friends who have used his company before and have had excellent experiences, so when we decided to do Manaslu circuit, we contacted them first. We also found the price to be reasonable and were glad to hear that some of the proceeds go towards rebuilding Raj's home village in the Everest Region. Malung Treks is also a member of KEEP Kathmandu which encourages sustainable trekking. This was our first time trekking through a company and with a guide, and we were unsure of what to expect. Raj immediately impressed us by being so quick to respond and by getting all the necessary paperwork done quickly for us. He gave us all the information we needed ahead of time so we could be best prepared. We met Raj and our guide, Bal Kumar Rai, before we left for trekking and had the chance to get our questions answered. From the very start, Bal was attentive and informative and also fit in perfectly with our group dynamic. Having him as our guide allowed us to gain insight into the daily lives of villagers we encountered, to try interesting local food, and understand the flora and fauna of the Manaslu region. He enriched our experience so much and for that we are so grateful. We had a safe, smooth, fun, and beautiful trek. Thank you Malung Treks so much for allowing us this memorable time in Nepal!
We did this trek with addition of Poon Hill this September. The views from Poon Hill and ABC are breathtaking but during remaing days of the trek they are limitted since the trail leads through a deep valley. The trek is more strenuous than it seems to be because of a number of steep up and down stairs climbs required to cross a few valleys. All in all the views from ABC are worth it. After the trek we can firmly recommend Malung Treks to anyone. Raj is a professional manager who can arrange barely everything within a minute or so, starting from airport pick up and drop off, flight tickets including picturesque mountain flights, all the trekking suff ending with relaxing side trip do Chitwan to rest after all the days of walking or Kathmandu sightseeing. Bal Kumar Magar, who was our guide, is one of the nicest people I have met in my life. Despite of his young age he feels on the Himalayan trails like at home. He is always there to answer any question or concern always willing to adjust the itinerary to a your needs, no matter if if means extending or shortening the walking day. I highly recommend Bal and Malung Treks to everyone
Great journey with them, from the pick up to send off at the airport. Went for the ABC and had a great adventure with our guide, they helped with getting the right gear for the trek at the most affordable places, all questions were answered and we traveled at a really good pace for beginners :)
Such an affordable price too.
Planning to travel with Raj and his guys when I go over again.
There may be over 1000 trekking companies in Kathmandu, but Malung Treks is as unique as the trek it will provide for you. Their motto “Guests are gods” ring true, especially in their attention to detail and hospitality. They are an honest community of experienced trekkers who truly want to show you the beauty of their country.
Bal Kumar Khaling Rai was my guide through Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp. To be honest, this trip would not have been the same without him. Every step of the way felt like an adventure; he taught me fascinating facts about the jungle and Nepali culture. I learned to see the Himalayas through the eyes of a local, to notice which plants made good medicinal soup, or how to make a toy out of bamboo shoots, or how to make local alcohol raksi. Bal made me feel welcome to be part of their culture, and not like an outsider.
Bal is very good at accommodating your needs - he made jokes all the time and he noticed when I was feeling weak. He made sure I was physically taken care of and he was able to adjust our itinerary on the spot. He always wanted to bring me to the hotels with the best views, best service, and best local foods.
Nepal is a beautiful country, with breathtaking mountains and hospitable people. It is even more so because of Bal and Malung Treks. If you want a good time in Nepal, make a reservation through them and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.
We went on a 7 day trek to the Langtang Valley with Prakash! It was an amazing experience and Prakash was a very good guide for us. We spent an incredible time together with stunning views and lots of card games. Looking forward to the next trek!
Me and my friends have been trekking with Prakash to the Langtang Valley for 8 days in total. It´s was an incredible experience, we had the best guide ever and I can recommend it 100% to everyone who loves to trek. Prakash is such a nice person and the organization Malung Treks was perfect.
My best friend, partner, and I contracted Malung Trek to provide a guide for our trek to the Langtang Valley in early June 2019. Though we considered striking out on our own, none of us had any experience in Nepal and decided that Malung Trek's quoted price for a guide was very reasonable. For the three of us, the price worked out to about $10-$12 a day per person when you subtract all the things we would have had to pay for ourselves anyway (TIMS card, park permits, bus, etc).
Once we met our guide Prakash, we stopped having any doubts that we had made the right decision. From the moment he picked us up at the airport to the fond hugs goodbye, we felt safe and well cared for. Malung Treks went so above and beyond, helping us figure out gear rentals as well as coordinated some repairs that we needed for our personal gear in Kathmandu.
On the trek, Prakash became an easy friend to the whole group and helped us find discounts at many of the local guest houses since we were in the off-season. Always ready with a smile, advice, a keen eye or a helping hand, Prakash made our time in the Langtang something truly special. We would recommend Malung Treks to anyone looking to spend time in Nepal and hope one day to return ourselves!
I travelled four times with Malung treks: Everest base camp + Gokyo, Annapurna, Jiri to Everest base camp and Tsum Valley + Manaslu. The plans for a fifth time are in the making. All is very well organized, professional and with good english speaking guides. If circumstances ask for improvisation (due to weatherconditions or something like that) new plans are made together and I've never been disappointed. Also: no helicopterscam, friendly people and a lot of effort is made to provide a beautiful journey in good companionship. Nepal is a wonderful country, but me going for a fifth time is also because organizing it is made easy and comfortable by Malung Treks.
Claudio Speltoni e Renza Celli dall'Italia al Nepal.
Ottobre- Dicembre 2018.
DUE lunghi trekking con l'agenzia MALUNG TREKS & EXPEDITION
Il 1° Trekking di 25 giorni nel KANCHANJANGA CONSERVATION AREA;
il 2° Trekking di 15 giorni nel MAKALU BARUN NATIONAL PARK.
Due trekking impegnativi e faticosi, ma anche entusiasmanti, sia per le bellezze della natura, sia per la cordiale accoglienza dei nepalesi nei vari villaggi attraversati.
Abbiamo percorso lunghi e impervi sentieri attraversando foreste di bambù, rododendri, corbezzoli, e pini himalajani fino ad giungere in alto, vicino ai ghiacciai oltre i 4500 m ;
siamo arrivati ai Campi Base del Kangchanjanga (5100 m) , dello Yalung e del Makalu (4800m).
Montagne e cime spettacolari, non solo i tre Kanchanjanga ( 8586-8473 e 8476 m ),
il monte Yalung Kang (8505 m) e il Makalu (8463 m), ma anche cime bellissime e imponenti quali i 4 Kabru, il monte Jannu e il Kangbachen ( tutte sei tra i 7300 e 7900 m).
40 GIORNI DI TREKKING
accompagnati dalla guida PRAKASH RAI
e dal portatore BAHADUR RAI ;
5 STELLE (?????) splendenti e meritate per entrambi !!
professionale, ottimamente preparato non solo per la specifica conoscenza dei territori attraversati, ma anche competente nell'indicare con i loro nomi le montagne più belle, i nomi dei fiumi, delle valli, dei vari villaggi e località; colloquiale e disponibile a rispondere alle nostre frequenti domande su usanze e costumi della gente locale.
Un merito particolare e raro è stata la capacità di Prakash nel saper comunicare e gestire il rapporto per un tempo così lungo con due clienti non più giovani.
La cortesia, la pazienza e la simpatia di Prakash la ricorderemo con riconoscenza e affetto!
Il portatore...BOLE ! Super ! Forte, coraggioso e prudente nei percorsi più difficili.
Un uomo riservato e sempre gentile, sempre di buon umore e cortese anche quando la stanchezza a fine giornata era talvolta notevole.
Un apprezzamento eccellente (?????) anche per mister KUMAR RAI, il Boss
della Malung Treks & Expedition.
Un uomo gentile, professionale e ospitale.
Affidabile al 100% !!
Claudio e Renza ringraziano Kumar, Prakash e Bole per le rispettive loro competenze, per la disponibilità e spontanea onestà nel gestire il rapporto con noi, qualità e capacità che ci hanno permesso di realizzare questo viaggio, di iniziarlo felicemente con una collana di fiori gialli e di concluderlo con una sciarpa al collo.
Un caro saluto Claudio e Renza
Claudio Speltoni and Renza Celli from Italy to Nepal.
October – December 2018.
TWO lengthy trekking with the Agency MALUNG TREKS & EXPEDITION
The 1st Trekking, duration 25 days in KANCHANJANGA CONSERVATION AREA;
The 2nd Trekking, duration 15 days in MAKALU BARUN NATIONAL PARK.
Two challenging and difficult trekking, but also exciting not only for the beauty of the natural landscape, but also for the lovely welcome of the Nepalese people in the several villages that we encountered.
We walked long and hard trails through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, mulberries and Himalayan pines, eventually reaching the glaciers, situated above 4500 meters.
Spectacular mountain heights, not only the three Kanchajanga (8586-8473 and 8476 meters), Mount Yahung Kang (8463 meters) but also the awesome and majestic heights of the 4 Kahru, Mount Jannm and the Kanfbachen (all six between 7300 and 7900 meters).
40 DAYS TREKKING
With guide PRAKASH RAJ and porter BAHADUR RAJ
5 bright and deserved STARS (*****) for both!!
PRAKASH RAJ excellent guide: professional, extremely well prepared, knowledgeable of the territories through which we travelled, pointing out, by name, the beautiful mountains, rivers, villages and other locations. Pleasantly conversant, ready to answer our frequent questions on the customs and traditions of the peoples of the land.
A particular rare trait, his ability to amiably communicate and interact for such a long period of time and with two clients ‘not so young anymore’.
Pr. Prakash’s kindness, patience and congeniality will be remembered with gratitude and affection.
The Porter, BOLE! Superb! Strong, courageous and prudent on the more difficult trails. A reserved man, always kind and cheerful even when the fatigue at the end of the day was at times considerable.
Much appreciation (*****) also to Mr RAJ KUMAR RAI, the Boss of Malung Treks & Expedition.
A kind man, professional and hospitable. 100% reliable!!
Claudio and Renza thank Kumar, Prakash and Bole for their respective commitment, availability and honesty in all their dealings with us, their quality and capability have allowed us to realize this journey, beginning with a necklace of yellow flowers and ending with a scarf around our neck.
Best Regards, Claudio and Renza
My Dad & I traveled to Nepal in January 2016. It was the trip of a lifetime & our trip wouldn't have been the same without Raj. I would 100% recommend Malung Treks & Expedition to any and all of my friends & family traveling to Nepal.
Last September I’ve been in Nepal with my friends Jolanda and Jannie. Jolanda discovered the Himalayan mountains already some years ago and she was very enthusiastic about her tour with Raj Kumar and his company Malung Treks & Expedition. Because of her positive experiences, we choose for Raj and his team again. We booked the 12 days Annapurna Basecamp (ABC) trekking. It was possible to make some changes and extensions in the program. We appreciated this flexibility and the personal attention of Raj during the trip. Raj was our guide and we had two attentive and friendly carriers. Everything was well arranged. We didn’t have to worry about anything. So we had a very relaxing holiday. Maybe I will come back to Nepal to show my husband the amazing nature and culture of Nepal. There’s no doubt about the company. I will choose Malung Treks & Expedition again, because of the professional and personal approach of Raj Kumar. He is a good guy to his family, his team, his customers and the Nepalese population.
Let me start by saying how blown away I was by the wonderful staff at Malung Treks. Raj is a kind, and very professional coordinator who went above and beyond to make our trek a thoroughly wonderful experience. Right from the start, Raj (owner/manager) and Bal Kumar Rai (our lead guide) greeted us at the airport with smiling faces and served our every need, while properly informing us of any upcoming changes. Bal is the kindest and most genuine person I have met, he kept up with our groups strange sense of humor, and answered every question with very understandable english. Our trek was FANTASTIC, we did the EBC and Kalapathur trek for a total of 13 days. Having Bal speak on our behalf made the trip much more enjoyable and gave us insight to things most other groups were surely missing. We went to see a local culture market in Namche Bazar, with no other tourists! and our downtime was well spent, socializing and singing with Bal Kumar and our Porter, Madan.
Overall, for the price, I couldnt have had a better trip anywhere. I will be coming back to Nepal, and Malung Treks will be my go to trekking choice.
My journey to EBC didnt start yesterday, last week, or even last year. It started over 10 years ago when my father trekked to EBC. Since then, it has been a priority to trek there as well. Malung Treks & Expeditions were AMAZING in helping me reach this goal. They took care of everything. Topping that, our guide, Bal Kumar Rai, was FANTASTIC. He was friendly, knowledgable, kind, funny and took great care of us during our trek. He is experienced in all the Nepal regions, which gives him a diverse sense of the expedition you choose. For us, we not only got to trek, but we got local reccomendations of things we should do during our trek that became some of the highlights of our time in Nepal. I cannot stress enough how happy we are with Bal, and how he is not only a wonderufl guide, but has become a respected friend. We appreciate his help and guidence, and the help of the entire Malung Team in making this expedition memorable and exciting.
We did this trek with addition of Poon Hill this September. The views from Poon Hill and ABC are breathtaking but during remaing days of the trek they are limitted since the trail leads through a deep valley. The trek is more strenuous than it seems to be because of a number of steep up and down stairs climbs required to cross a few valleys. All in all the views from ABC are worth it. After the trek we can firmly recommend Malung Treks to anyone. Raj is a professional manager who can arrange everything within a minute or so, starting from airport pick up and drop off, flight tickets including picturesque mountain flights, all the trekking suff ending with relaxing side trip do Chitwan to rest after all the days of walking or Kathmandu sightseeing. Bal Kumar Magar, who was our guide, is one of the nicest people I have met in my life. Despite of his young age he knows the Himalayan trains every day. He is always there to answer any question or concern always willing to adjust the itinerary to a your needs, no matter if if means extending or shortening the walking day. I highly recommend Bal and Malung Treks to everyone.