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Langtang Valley with Gosainkund Trek - 17 Days

Langtang Gosainkund Trek

Trip Overview

Being one of the best treks in Nepal, Langtang Gosainkunda Trek allows you to discover the tranquil nature and the enriching culture of Tamang and Sherpa people. Langtang Valley, a home to shy Red Panda offers the colorful rhododendron forests, glittering and holy lakes, glaciers and rivers. Trekkers can explore the trails inside Langtang National Park while watching great views of snow covered Himalayan peaks. The cheese factory with handmade products, waterfalls, and holy Lake Gosainkunda are other highlights of this trek.

Your actual trek begins from Syabrubensi after a drive from Kathmandu. You will walk through the forests blossomed with rhododendrons and Langtang River to reach to higher altitudes. After reaching the Lama Hotel, you will arrive in ancient Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful monastery which displays the Buddhist practices and rituals. Then, you trek to Kyanjin Ri and backtrack through Syabru village. You will reach to Gosainkunda. We shall walk through Ghopte to reach Lauribinayak Pass (4610m). Trekkers can see amazing views of Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh and Mt. Langtang Lirung from the top of the pass. Lastly, our trek advances through Kutumsang, Chisapani, and Sundarijal. Then, we finish the trek with a drive back to Kathmandu.

 


  • Trekking Days:  17Days
  • Type of Trek:    Teahouse
  • Max. Altitude:    4600m
  • Grade of Trek:   Moderate
  • Main Attraction: Magnificent view of high mountains

 


Travel Highlights

To see Langtang valley
Surrounding Mountain View from kyanjin gompa
Tranquil view of Gosainkunda lake
Panoramic view of Manaslu and Annapurna mountain range

 


Full itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at the international airport in Kathmandu (1350m) & transfer to the hotel.

Welcome fellow trekkers!After your arrival in Kathmandu and fulfill the formalities for immigration,our staff will be there to warmly welcome you there.Then,you will be transferred to a hotel.Get yourself relaxed.In the afternoon ,you can stroll around the streets .Overnight in the hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu City tour

We shall today explore the historical heritages of Kathmandu valley in an insightful sightseeing. Pashupatinath Temple, one of the most worshipped Hindu pilgrimages in Nepal.Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, one of the oldest and biggest monasteries in the world are famous for being a heaven for the ancient cultures and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.  You also explore Patan Durbar Square,museums,other parks,monasteries and observe the intricate carvings on the the gumbas and temples. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 1550m (6/7 hrs)

You will head toward the starting point ofour trek experiencing the rura settlements,twisting and turning roads surrounded by the majestic hillas and soaring mountains.You will  be driven  through the popular settlements of Trishuli, Kakani and Dhunche and  witness the beautiful scenery of Annapurna II, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other peaks during this journey to Syabrubesi. Rest and stay overnight in Syabrubesi, a beautiful village with stone houses, lodges and scenic surrounding.

Day 04: Trek from Syaprubesi to Lama Hotel. 2380m (5/6 hrs)

Begin trekking on the first day of our adventure in this region with an overall uphill climb to the settlement of Bamboo after about two hours. Traversing through the small settlements, dense forest with various vegetations and wildlife, hanging beehives high on the cliffs, and being accompanied by Langtang River we reach Bamboo. After trekking along this well marked trail, we shall now have a steep climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel. Intermittently, we may also get to see wild monkeys, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bears, etc., pass through the landslide prone areas and experience the glimpse of natural wilderness this region has to offer. Stay overnight in guesthouse in Lama Hotel.

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. 3430m (5/6 hrs)

Begin today’s share of trekking starting from Lama Hotel by ascending through the cool and lush forest full of oak, maples, hemlocks and rhododendron, culturally rich and lively villages of Gumnachowk and Chhunama and glimpses of snowy Langtang Lirung Peak (7,244m) to reach the Ghodatabela village. After a brief stoppage in this settlement for
lunch, we shall now have walk on the steep trail accompanied by the fast flowing Langtang River past some small settlements, cool waterfalls, prayer flags and gompas. Finally, the trail spreads out to our destination of Langtang village. Enjoy the surrounding and get entertained with the view of majestic peaks. Stay overnight in Langtang village.

Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa. 3870m (3 hrs)

Today we shall have a short trek to the ancient and much popular monastery in the region, the Kyanjin Gompa as our destination. Our journey begins with the gradual climb to the settlements of Sindhum and Yamphu before descending to a glacial stream and walking uphill to a viewpoint over a moraine. Enjoy the view of Kyanjin Gompa and the icefall from Langtang Lirung peak before climbing to the famous Kyanjin Gompa. Enjoy visiting the cheese factory and witnessing the views of Langtang range that includes Langtang Lirung Peak (7,244m), Langshisa Peak (6,810m), Ganjala Peak among others, in your visit to Kyanjin Gompa.  Stay overnight at teahouse in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 07: Rest Day. (Visit Kyanjin Ri and Langtang glacier)

In our rest day, today, we shall be hiking to the Kyanjin Ri (4,600m), one of the highest points in this trekking trip and exploring the glittering Langtang Glacier. Through the alpine vegetation and meadows, and rocky terrain, we shall hike to the Kyanjin Ri that overlooks the Kyanjin Gompa and the beautiful Upper Langtang valley. This hike to the Kynajin Ri shall provide you with one of the best views in this entire adventure in Langtang region.  We shall also go for hiking to the Langtang Glacier, originating from Langtang peaks and displaying the beauty of magical views of the mountains. After exploring the scenic destinations nearby Kyanjin Gompa, we shall return back.

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.2380m (6/7 hrs)

Exploring the upper region of Langtang valley with scenic villages and ancient monasteries, we shall trek back to the Lama Hotel. Traverse through the cool and beautiful forest and ethnic Tamang villages, as we shall be doing an overall downhill trek today. Trek down gradually and enjoy the views of the mountains, yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with prayer wheels and water-driven mills, and other things that you may have missed during your ascent to Kyanjin Gompa along the same route. After trekking gradually for about 6-7 hours, we shall arrive to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru. 2200m (5/6 hrs)

Begin the trek from Lama Hotel and descend to the riverbed of the Langtang River through the Riverside and past a lodge before heading to the Bamboo village through dense bamboo and oak forest. Ahead in the trail we shall descend for about an hour and half through alpine forest to Pairo and then to the bank of Lantang river. Trek past waterfall and climb past the teahouses, cross small stream and navigate ways through the rhododendron forest. Further ahead, we shall cross a suspension bridge to reach the foothill of Thulo syabru village. In the last section of today’s trek, we shall climb over stone staircase and steep trail to reach our destination of Thulo Syabru village. Stay overnight in Thulo Syabru.

Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa. 3580m (4/5 hrs)

Traverse along the ridges of high hills from Thulo Syabru as you shall be hiking in the ups and downs of these hills for more than a couple of hours. Reach to the top of the Foprang Danda through the forest with oak, fir and rhododendron trees, and the views of snowy mountains such as Ganesh Himal and Annapurna massifs. From here you shall be climbing down for a rather short descends to reach the ancient monastery known as the Sing Gompa, past some tea shops and a small monastery. This monastery very well preserves the ancient Buddhist traditions and cultural ensembles. Stay overnight in Sing Gompa.

Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda. 4381m (5/6 hrs)

In today’s trek you shall be gaining a lot of altitude as compared to previous days as we shall reach to higher altitudes. Trek slowly and gradually past Chandanbari to reach Laurebina village, witnessing the glorious Ganesh Himal, Annapurna massifs and Langtang Lirung peaks to reach the sacred and beautiful Gosaikunda Lake, first of the three glacial lakes that forms a chain of such lakes. Believed to be formed by the trident of Lord Shiva when he sought water to quench his thirst, Gosaikunda Lake has entrance which is decorated with small Shiva temples. Stay overnight in a teahouse nearby the Gosaikunda Lake.

Day 12: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3420m) via Lauribina Pass. 4600m (7/8 hrs)

Explore the sacred lake and the surrounding area before continuing with the trek ahead in the trail. Starting the trek earlier than usual time, we shall today have a long trekking day because we shall be crossing over the Lauribina Pass before reaching our destination for today. In the initial section of the trek you shall be passing some glacial lakes, overlooked by soaring Himalayas such as Langtang region before reaching the foothills of the pass. Climb to the top of the pass on a rather steep trail and witness another
breathtaking view. Descend steeply from the top of the pass and pass narrow path with rocky terrain; be careful in this section. Passing this section we shall reach to the settlement of Ghopte. Stay overnight in Ghopte.

Day 13: Trek from Ghopte to Kutumsang. 2540m (5/6 hrs)

Walk past the Ghopte and continue ahead in the trail past the viewpoints of Himalayas, old caves, lodges and camping grounds before reaching the base of another pass known by the name of Thadepati Pass. From the Thadepati climb to the summit of the pass and traverse through the forest with fir, and rhododendron trees, several smaller settlements including saune, Mangengoth and others, and observing the view of mountains including Dorje Lakpa range before reaching the destination of Kutumsang.  En route we shall trek past cool waterfalls, through rhododendron forest, cross some streams and exit the Langtang national park after Kyuola pass. Stay overnight in Kutumsang.

Day 14: Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani. 2110m (5/6 hrs)

Begin the trek with the gradual climb to a grassy grazing land that provides good view of the chorten at Gul Bhanjyang which leads you to a pass. Descend down the pass to reach the Tamang settlement of Gul Bhanjyang where you shall have an enriching experience due to pleasant environment, lively culture and pleasant main street. From this village, we shall be trekking gradually to higher altitudes as we trek along the forested ridge through several villages, terraced fields and jungles before we reach another pass. We shall again head down to Patibhanjyang and from there descend to Chisapani through the settlements dominated by Brahmin and Chhetri communities and the views of several mountains. Chisapani is itself a beautiful village perched at hilltop with panoramic view of Himalayan range. Stay overnight in Chisapani.

Day 15: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal then drive back to Kathmandu. (4/5 hrs)

Today our trek shall begin from the beautiful Chisapani village and then head into the premise of Shivapuri National Park. Past several small settlements, watershed and through the dense forest we shall gradually descend down to the scenic and pleasant settlement of Sundarijal. Famous for cool waterfall, one of the oldest hydropower of Nepal and pleasant environment, Sundarijal is one of the most popular picnic spots. On reaching Sundarijal, we shall then drive back to Kathmandu in an hour and half. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 16:Rest Day

After many days of trek, you will rest for the whole day. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 17: Final departure.

We shall conclude your Langtang Gosaikunda Trek today. Our representative shall drop you to the Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward destination as per your flight schedule. If you decide to extend your stay, we are ready to offer you with other packages suitable to your interest.  We ensure that you shall create memories of lifetime from this trek and have the temptation to be back to this nation for another adventure with Luxury Holiday Treks.

 

What's Included

  • Airport pickup & drops by private or traveler vehicle.
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu for two nights with breakfast.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean accommodation in Teahouse during the trek.
  • All your standard meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All land transportations as per the itinerary.
  • Entrance & monument fees and all applicable taxes and service charge as per the itinerary.
  • English speaking and government licensed an experience and friendly trek guide and porter to carry your baggage (1 porter for two trekkers); along with their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • Trek permits/fee and Trekker’s information management system (TIMS)for Everest Trek.
  • Four seasons down Jacket, duffle bag, sleeping bag and walking pole to use during the trek(to be returned after trip completion).
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by you or your insurance company
  • First aid medical kit (carried by your trek guide).

What's not Included

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Personal expenses like any bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, battery recharge, additional porters, bottle or boiled water or shower, etc;
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, early come from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary and late departure.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance.
  • Any loss arising due to unexpected circumstances that's out of our company control.
  • Tips for guides, porters and/or driver.
  • Visa for Nepal.
  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Date & Price

Following start dates are your arrival day in Nepal and End dates are return day from Nepal. The designed dates and quoted costs given below are mainly focusing on travelers who want to join the group; however, the private group trips are available on any date of your choice throughout the year.  Listed costs are for per person including domestic flights and excluding international flights.

If any listed date is not preferable for you, please contact us we cheerily support to make a personalize adventure on your appropriate date.

Start Date End Date Trip Price Status Book This Trip
03 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2019 USD 1185 Booking Open Book Now
12 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019 USD 1185 Booking Open Book Now
20 Oct 2019 02 Nov 2019 USD 1185 Booking Open Book Now
06 Nov 2019 19 Nov 2019 USD 1185 Booking Open Book Now
13 Nov 2019 26 Nov 2019 USD 1185 Booking Open Book Now
18 Nov 2019 01 Dec 2019 USD 1185 Booking Open Book Now
27 Nov 2019 10 Dec 2019 USD 1185 Booking Open Book Now

Note: Autumn (Sep.-Nov) and Spring Season are the high tourist season in Nepal. The trip price may rise. We suggest to all our customers to book your travel trip as earlier as possible to avoid increased price and to get best deal. Please do contact us for any query.

Upcoming Departures Status

Available:  Minimum size of the group on the listed dates is reached, the trip is ready to run.

Booking Open:  The following start date is available for booking. Any single or groups who traveling is welcome to join in this trip.

Join a Group:  One or some traveler(s) have already booked as following given date. Any traveler welcomes to join in this group.

Limited Space:  As many travelers have booked already on given date, now very limited spaces are available, so we suggest you to make your booking faster as possible.

Sold Out: The size of the group is full on a given date; let us know if you still want to make your adventure on this specific date, we can consider it upon your request. So, please contact us as quickly as possible.


Extend Your Adventure

You don't ever want your holiday to end while you're having the adventure of a lifetime. Why not extend your holiday and make the journey last?

You may have many choices to extend your adventure as per your interests, time length and budget before and after trip or throughout your adventure, please inform to our travel expert’s team regarding the programs that you might want to add given below.

Helicopter Tour, Bunjee Jumping, Skydiving over Mt.Everest, River Rafting, Day Hiking, Temple visit, Paragliding, Zip flyer in Pokhara, Wildlife safari, City Tours, Biking Tour, Canyoning in Nepal, Nepal Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking Tour Nepal, Ultralight Mountain Flight etc.


Meal

13 Breakfasts,12 Lunches, 11 Dinners on trek and a farewell and welcome dinner in Kathmandu.

All breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek will be provided to you. We will invite you for farewell dinners in Kathmandu where we can enjoy an authentic and typical Nepalese food. Typical Dal Bhat and Dhido(made from the flour of millet, wheat, Barley, etc.) are their traditional local cuisine in the most of regions in Nepal and especially in the mountains regions. However, most tea houses/lodges in the mountain region, currently serving a large choice of meal with western friendly cuisines, Tibetan, Chinese, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.


Accommodation

2 nights in hotel in Kathmandu and 11 nights during the trek in the mountain.

You will stay in a standard (deluxe) hotel in Kathmandu and tea house lodge during the trek in the mountain. All the accommodations you will get twin sharing basic and also single supplement will be available on request with extra price in Kathmandu and lower elevations in the mountain. However sometime in the higher elevation may be difficult to get a single room. Normally our company can arrange you an accommodation with attached bathroom/toilet, however, some places in the mountain, you might share your bathroom and toilet as a common.


Acclimatization

Walking up to the higher altitudes too fast causes a serious health condition enough to result in death. As you go up higher altitude, there is less oxygen in the air. Your body needs more time or days to adapt to such an environment. We advise you to consult with your doctor about your heart, lungs or blood diseases before traveling. If you got a light headache, loss of appetite, stomach disorders or fever are the symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS).

During your trekking in the Himalaya we suggest you that increased altitude gradually, drinks lots of liquids and Garlic soup but avoid alcohol, smoking and using sleeping tablets and overexertion, use preventive medicines, don’t walk alone, don’t climb higher if you get even mild symptoms of altitude sickness and descend immediately if your AMS get worse, never leave anybody alone with signs of AMS and dress warmly when trekking.


Important Note

Traveler's safety is the highest concern while traveling with Nature Himalaya, so your leader(guide) has the right to change or cancel any part of the itinerary if necessary due to safety concerns. Your guide might be compulsive to do it all due to a awful weather, the worse health condition of a group member or any natural circumstance. Your guide attempt to ensure that the trip goes as per itinerary plan, however, please be ready to be flexible if needed.  

A couple of Rules

Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and especially the local people who make the world the special place it is. The act of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. As well, Illegal drugs are not allowed. Using the drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Similarly, the flying of drones is prohibited in Nepal. Your guide has the right to eject any member of the group if such these illegal activities are found.


Best Time to Travel

Autumn (September to November) and Spring (March to May) are the best months for this trip. Although this trip can be organized even in winter season for those travelers who are physically fit on such a coldest temperature.


Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required in to join on any of our adventures. When choosing a travel insurance policy please tolerate in mind that every client should have medical coverage for repatriation and emergency rescues like helicopter, treatment and the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, and loss of baggage and private effects. If you have Credit card insurance we need the proof of purchase of the trip with a Credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their collaborating insurance firm, the extent of coverage and emergency contact phone number.


Feedback

After your travel, Nature Himalaya wants to hear from you and would follow what you have to say. We’d observe carefully for your any suggestion, comment, testimony and requirement which will be an important summary for us to maintain and enhance our service across the globe. Let us awareness using the form below the matter what you experienced during our services. As you complete your feedback online within one month, we'll offer you 5% off the price of your next Adventures with us. Nature Himalaya is going to be mailed you an evaluation of your trip on 24 hrs when finishing your trip.


Physical Condition & Experience

It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is needed to adopt this trip. This is a moderate adventure that suitable for most of the travelers who have the ability to walk at least 6-7 hours daily with a light backpack without the help of another person. In some days we'd need to climb up or down even for 7 to 8 hours. Walking in higher elevations is more physically harder than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive perspective and strong determination, we can complete the adventure successfully. Existing hiking experience would be an advantage; however, no technical expertise is needed for this journey.

Travelers with a pre-existing medical condition like heart, lung, and blood diseases shall inform to Nature Himalaya before booking your journey and additionally we advise that you simply consult your doctor(s) before the trip.


Trip Leader & Staffs

Every trip we organize is accompanied by a professional and experienced guide who is always tending to make your trip an unforgettable and the best trip without any hassle as possible. We also use local guides and porters where we expect more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting.

Your guide will give information about the historical, cultural, religious, peoples, social features, ecosystem, flora, fauna, and geography on the places you are traveling through. Your guide tends to make your journey more special by offering suggestions for things to do and see, recommend for great local eating venues and introduces you to local friends.


What to Pack

The following checklist is an instruction to help you pack for your trip. As we moving most of the time, we suggest you pack only what is necessary as possible. Your travel bags will be carried by the porter. The maximum porters are allowed to carry is 20 Kg/44pounds and we suggest you carry a day-pack with your valuables or anything important on your own. The flight from Kathmandu to Lukla only allows for a weight limit of 10 Kg/22lbs for luggage, and 5 Kg/11pounds for hand luggage. Some of your luggage can be left in Kathmandu, but you will need to take all your trekking gear with you. Please note that you will be sharing the duffel with a fellow trekker from the group during the trek and also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trip length.

Please read the following checklist what you need to bring for this trip.

Required Documents and Items:

Flight info (Printouts of e-tickets)
Insurance info with photocopies
Passport with photocopies and 2 extra passport size photos
Visas with photocopies,( visa can be easily obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport))
Vouchers and pre-departure information
Cash (in Dollars, pounds or Euros) for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying restaurants and hotels bills and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

Sleeping gears

Down Sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)
Sleeping bag and liner, 4 seasons (available for purchasing or renting)
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Body-wears (from head to foot)
A warm hat that covers your ears
Hat normal (optional)
SunglassesThermal base /Warm Layers
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal with extra batteries and bulbs)
Shawl or scarf (also useful for dusty conditions and temple visits)  
Modest clothing that covers shoulders and knees (Long pants, long skirts, shirts)
Fleece top/sweater,
Windproof rain gear, rain jacket
Down jacket, Sleepwear
 Moneybelt, Warm gloves, Waterproof gloves

Hiking Gears

Hiking trousers, fleece or woolen trousers, waterproof shell pants
Sandals for wearing around camp in the evenings,
Boots with spare laces, running shoes or sandals,  Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only- optional
Thin, lightweight inner socks and heavy poly or wool socks(2 pairs each)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/ or 1 large duffel bag
A medium sized day packs to carry the things that you will need during the day.
Locks for bags and duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) and Personal Hygiene
small quick drying towel, Multi-purpose soap, Deodorants, Nail clippers, Face and body moisturizer, Female hygiene products, Small mirror, Personal Hygiene, Tissue /toilet roll, Anti-bacterial hand wash

More Essentials

Binoculars (optional), Watch and alarm clock,
Ear plugs, Reading book, guidebook, etc,
Trail/route map
Paper, magazine, and pen. etc
Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
iPod,  Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
Any playing goods for passing our leisure time while we are in teahouses and or camps

First-aid kits

Lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen,  Aspirin, Ibuprofen, band-aids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, extra prescription medicines you may be taking.

Practical Items

Repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit,  1 compass or GPS(optional), 2 water bottle minimum 1 liter (Aluminium or Nalgene polypropylene are best), 1 small folding knife, 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish bags.


Travel Tips

Joining Instructions

On your arrival time at the Kathmandu airport, Nature Himalaya representative will be waiting to welcome you with a card with your name. You will be now greeted with a garland made from fresh flower and smile. Then you will transfer to the hotel in our private car. If there will be any changes to the flight schedule, in missing of affiliation flight you are requested to inform us by calling or sending text or writing email or if any reason you are not met at the airport by our representative, please make your way to the joining point hotel via taxi that available for about 700-800 NPR in front of arrival terminal. Please be aware of people wanting to assist you with your luggage as they will ask for money once you get to your taxi.

After some refreshments, you will be invited to visit our company where our representative can organize a short meeting soon, right through that you will meet other trip participants and will be brief you about specific aspects of the trip. A welcome note will be left for you in the hotel with all the necessary information regarding the meeting time. If you arrive late, we will leave you a message mentioning what time and where you should meet the next morning.

Arrival Complications

We expect that all our travelers can able to begin their trip as scheduled, however, if you are unable to start your trip as scheduled by any reason, please inform us and also your booked hotel or refer to our emergency contact details. If you have pre-booked an airport transfer and have not made contact with our representative within 30 minutes of clearing customs and immigration, we suggest that you make your own way to the starting point hotel, following the joining directions and you may apply to our counter on your return for a refund of the transfer price if this occurs.

Visas and Entry Requirements

Nepal Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan airport. you need to provide one passport photo and the following fees in US dollars cash only: single entry visa valid for 15 days - US $25: single entry Visa for 30 days - US $40 and multiple entry visa valid for 90 days - US $100. Visa arrangement is on your responsibility before you travel

Trip Notes

Trekking in Nepal is really a marvelous accomplishment, from the Himalayan landscapes to the rich cultural ethos, visit beautiful ethnic Himalayan settlements and villages, the journey to destinations at the beautiful river valleys harboring unique terrains, walk on winding trails passing through heavenly alpine forests and green pastures that are undeniably awe-inspiring!

Trekking can be difficult in some parts, with a lot of uphill and downhill climbing, however, walk at your own pace – slow and steady is the way to go – being fit or unfit isn't the primary control here, it is how you deal with altitude. Do not rush! The only reward for trying to prove something by being first is a splitting headache, vomiting, and nausea! Climb slowly on at a steady pace, pause, standing to rest, don’t sit too much, usually, it's harder to get going again. Don’t care about whether others are ahead! The path is obvious, your guides keep track of where you are. There is plenty of time to walk at your pace regardless of how far behind you'll assume you are.

Bear in mind the sun is strong, wear sunscreen and sunglasses. It is colder than you think, especially in the wind, if you taking off layers while walking make sure to place them on again as soon as you stop or are in the shade, don’t wait to get cold.

Spending Money

Money requirements will vary for every person as per his/her habits spending money. Some travelers may drink more than others ‘whereas other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing drinks, shopping, and tipping.

Money Exchange

Currency exchange rates in Nepal is 1 USD = 110Nepalese Rupees (NPR), however, it may differ every day as per the market demand. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard; however, you can find it rarely in mountain regions. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops but they will charge a 2-4% transaction fee.

Tipping

Tipping is expected (however not compulsory) in every hospitality. Tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service and an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your trip. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides, porters or drivers we use. You may do this on your own, or your guide will offer to gather the money and tip as a group. Tipping range is depending on the standard and length of the service (you may ask your guide for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture). Also at the end of each trip, if you felt your Nature Himalaya guide did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated.

Trip Specific Safety

We suggest the use of a money belt or neck wallet while traveling, for the safekeeping of your air tickets, passport, travelers' Cheques, cash, and different precious items and we suggest you leave your valuable jewelry in the reception of the hotel while traveling. Most of the hotels we use have a safety safe-deposit which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your baggage. When traveling in a group, please note that your guide has the authority to switch any a part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns.

During your trip, you will have some free time to follow your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. Please use your own superior decision when choosing an activity in your free time. If you're doing any water-based activity we suggest only participating when accompanied by your guide. We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water-based activities has a balanced approach to safety.

Local Dress and restrictions variance

In Nepal, you may see some variance at a few young generations about their dress up and feelings However for your own comfort, we suggest modest clothing, covering shoulders; loose, lightweight, long clothing is respectful. When visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites and make sure you wear long pants and open your shoes and keep quiet before coming into the monasteries. When packing try and choose loose, lightweight, long covering which will keep you cool within the typically hot and wet climate in summers.

Emergency Fund

We suggest you have access to at least an additional USD $700 (or equivalent) cash as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when any the potential unexpected situation requires a modification to our planned route. This includes the USD $500 cash emergency helicopter funds that are mentioned in the Important Notes.

Minimum Age

For this trip, you must be eighteen to travel alone and for minors’ travelers with a guardian over twenty-one years old, the minimum age is twelve.

International Flights

We suggest that for much up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline and check in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport. Arrival times and baggage restrictions are going to take issue by airline and may modification at any time.

Porter Carefully

Porters play a very important role in most of the industries, and similarly, their requirements are more special in travel and trekking industry as well. Only the porters carry all the things to the remote regions where are no motorway facilities.  We are firmly dedicated to porter rights. We make sure that all our porter's staffs are well paid well treated and provide the quality level of shelter, clothing, and footwear as per brutal environments demand. Every porter shall be treated in the case of sickness or sudden circumstance injuries with the same care and attention as other team members. As we are dedicating to improve their working conditions, our resources are available to aid them.

Group Size: Max 15, average 12

Nature Himalaya operates all trips for groups of any size as per our clients' request as possible but as per our many years’ experiences we realized a maximum of fifteen peoples and in average twelve is the most favorable size for a successful trip. On this trip, we arrange a guide, assistant guide (4 travelers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) for carrying luggage.

The Trekking Group

This trip will be organized by one guide, assistant guide (5 trekkers: one assistant) and porters for carrying baggage. This arrangement ensures that even if anybody among the group gets sick the trip can still go ahead as planned.  As we've got many years of experience and feelings, a maximum of fifteen and on an average of twelve travelers in a group are going to prefer size for a successful trip. However, we are flexible to arrange this trip on any size even with a smaller or larger group as per the client’s interest and needs.

Solo Travelers

Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travelers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our independent trips are designed differently and single travelers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Local Flights

All local flights are included in the price of your trip unless noted. Internal flight tickets are issued domestically and can be given to you before the flight departure.

Laundry

Most of the hotels offer laundry facilities with a certain charge. If you want your own laundry, we suggest you bring non-polluting soap.

Joining Hotel

For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher to Nature Himalaya Account, or contact us.


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