This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration.. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. The below stated list of equipments are prepared on the basis of our experience. Himalayan vacation treks & expedition team leader will check all the necessary equipments at the beginning of trekking and our guide will suggest to add some other necessary equipments at the place where it is available.
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions
Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Hot water bag under sleeping bag
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
1 large duffel bag
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing-repair kit
1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box of matches
1 compass or GPS(optional)
1 alarm clock/watch
1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1337m)
You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337m)
A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas. Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Dhunche (1960m) by bus 7-8 hoursWe take bus or jeep to dhunche from Kathmandu. It will be about 7-8 hours drive. The road goes through the villages, terraced farming lands and jungles. The views through the window of the vehicle are of course spectacular. The road is narrow, so the driving is adventurous. Dhunche is the head quarter of Rasuwa District. Internet and telephone facilities are available in here. We enter through army check post for Langtang National Park. We spend the night in a lodge in Dhunche. From today onward, after the dinner or before we go to bed, the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide will take report and give briefing in every evening about the trek that we are going to make next day.
Day 04: Dhunche- Thulo Syabru Village (2210m) 4-5 hours
We walk for about one and half hours through the motor able road. We cross a big bridge over the stream that comes from the Gosaikund Lake. We leave the road and walk through the path that goes uphill and downhill through the jungles. The walking is full of adventure. We go downhill just half an hour before the Thulo Syabru village. The village is equipped with internet, telephone facilities. We can visit to Gompa here. From this village, the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung (Ghonne) (7227m) and it’s ranges are seen. Langtang Lirung is the boarder of Tibet which also known as the roof of the world.
Day 05 Thulo Syabru Village- River Side (2410 m) 4-5 hours
The route goes downhill through the village in the beginning. We cross a suspension bridge over a stream and then we go uphill for some time. Then we walk steep downhill to Bamboo. After Bamboo the path goes steep uphill to River side. We cross tea houses, Rhododendron jungles on the way. From some points we can see the cliff with wild bee hives across the river; that looks really amazing. We camp in a lodge in the River Side in the bank of Langtang Khola.
Day 06: River Side – Langtang Village (3430 m)4-5 hours
Today also we climb almost from the beginning to the end. However, we walk the slightly flat path an hour earlier we reach Langtang Village. The views of Himalayas, green hills, streams, jungles are the one that are around us today. We meet check post of Army for Langtang National Park on the way. Finally we reach and stay in one of the lodges in beutiful Langtang Village. Internet, telephone, mobile phone services are available here.
Day 07: Langtang Village – Kyangjin Gompa (3830 m)3-4 hours
We walk slightly flat and uphill path today. Mani walls welcome us on the way in various points. We cross small suspension bridge over Langtang Khola. We enjoy panoramic view of Langtang valley. Since the tea houses are available on the way, we stop to refresh in every now and then. Kyangjin Gompa, a monastery, lies above the area where the lodges/hotels lie. We stay in one of the lodges here.
Day 08 : Kyangjin Gompa(3830 m) Rest Day/ Hiking to view the glaciers
We rest here today since the view around is spectacular. We visit to Kyangjin Gompa. We can visit to Yak Cheese factory here and buy the fresh one if we wish. Telephone and internet facility are available here. The hotels/lodges are constructed near the big rocks that look peculiar. We can make a short hiking to Kyangjin Ri and Cherko Ri from where we can enjoy the views around us more widely. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition guide will arrange for our visit to the various places today. We may go to visit cheese factory and gompa on our own in Kyangjin Gompa. Day0 9: Kyangjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2500m)5-6 hours
We back through the same route to Lama Hotel skipping Langtang Village camp. Since the path goes downhill, our trek will be much easier today.
Day 10: Lama Hotel –Syabru Besi (1503 m)4-5 hours
Today also the route goes downhill so the trekking is much easier. Syabru Besi lies in the bank of Bhote Koshi River and Langtang Khola. It’s beautiful village.It is the area of Langtang national park. Langtang national park is famous for rare animals like Red Panda (Habre).We can view the ranges of beautiful hills opposite of us while walking.
Day 11: Syabru Besi – Kathmandu by bus 8-9 hours
Today we drive by bus or jeep to Kathmandu from Syabru Besi. This is the last day of our trek. In Syabrubesi ,there is a hydropower named Chilime Hydropower Station. It is the shopping station of Tamang people of this area.
Day 12: Bhaktapur sightseeing and stay in Bhaktapur (1401m)
This day we go to Bhaktapur by bus or car. We visit to Changunarayan temple first then we visit the various temples and museums in Bhaktapur Darbar Square. Bhaktapur is an ancient city. We stay spend a night in calm and wonderful Bhaktapur. Day 13: Shopping /Rest in Kathmandu (1337m)
This day after breakfast we come to Kathmandu from Bhaktapur by bus or car. It is just 14km’s drive. Then we spend this day on our own either looking around Kathmandu, buying souvenir for our friends/family or we can have full rest or prepare for going back to your home country. In the evening we will be served the Farewell Dinner by the company.
Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu (1337)
A Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.