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.
Included in the Cost
Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
Accomodation in Lodge during the trek.
Welcome and farewell dinners
All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed friendly guide and assistant guide (Upto 4 persons one guide and assistant guide for more than 4 persons)
Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, , food and accommodation
Himalayan Vacation treks and expedition trekking bag/12kg capacity bag, and trekking map are yours to take
(Tourist Information Management System TIMS card)
Langtang National Park Permit
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
First Aid Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
Nepalese visa fee
Excess baggage charge(s)
Breakfast Lunch and Dinner during the trek
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
Down jacket and sleeping bag and trekking Hiking shoes .
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Minimum number of participants: 1
Maximum number of participants: 16
Tourism Information of Beautiful Nepal
Max Altitude: 3830m Best Season: October – December, March-May Difficulty Level: Moderate
December ,January and February
It is called the winter season in Nepal. It is a season for snowfall in mountain region above 4300m in Nepal. So trekking is possible below 4500m during this period. This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail.Sunrise and Sunset are seen very clear and beautiful in this season. So tourist who wants to pass short holidays during this period Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes to see splendid view of nature. During this period, we arrange family tour to experience natural beauty with short hikings and cultural tour.It is suitable for homestay tour through which different rituals and culture can be experienced during this period. The famous homestay like Sailung Timal homestay,Timal homestay, Tamang Heritage Homestay, Ghalegaon Homestay are the special places to visit. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour for this places. Chitawan National park Bardiya National Park are also the places to have live experience of culture and rituals.
March , April and May
It is spring season which is known as trekking season in Nepal. A smooth wind and gentle breeze is felt all over the country. Sunny days and clear weather are the supportive factors for trekking in this season. Presence of cloud can be seen in the sky during this season.So a short rainfall can be felt during this period. It is the season of expedition and climbing high peaks in Nepal .So many tourist from different parts of the world come to climb peaks above 7000m in this season. Himalyan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and journey for climbing during this period.Peak climbing period can be enlength upto June so Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges attractive programmes during this period.This period offer plenty of opportunities for clear mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom, and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendrons – coat the mountainsides with its colorful beauty throughout the spring.Except rhododendrons , many kind of natural flora and fauna makes Nepal very beautiful during this season
June ,July and August
It is rainy season in Nepal. As it is the season of heavy rainfall. it is also known as the crops harvesting season in Nepal. In this season, trekking is slight difficult in Nepal. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection. However, Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and trek during this period in dry areas. We arrange treks and tour in dry areas like Mustang , Upper Dolpa , Leh Ladakh (India) and Tibet.
September , October and November
Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes.This is the season of feast and festivals. This is also known as the special season for flowers in Nepal. Marigold is the popular and found best in this season. Temples and holy places are visited during this period. Festivals like Dashain , Tihar and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Long national holidays are offered for this festival for civil workers. This season is known as the king of the season. No rainfall, sunny days and moderate temperature are the most favourable factors of this season for treks and tours in Nepal.Every kind of treks and tours can be done during this period.So many tourist come to see beautiful Nepal in this season. Many trekking routes are full of tourist during this season. Peaks 6000m to 7000m are the best destination for climbing in this season.Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes tourist to feel the splendid view of nature of Nepal in this season.
Equipments & Packing List
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Please understand that the items listed below will vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Your gear will be carried by your porter and you will be required to carry your own day-pack (with your valuables and things of immediate importance to you). We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. Our list of equipment is prepared on the basis of our long experience. The Himalayan Vacation Trek & Expedition Team leader will check your gear to insure you have all necessary equipment at the start of the trek. If necessary, the HVTreks’ guide will request additions of necessary equipment when and 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 are “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 carry-on)
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)
-Note: In the larger towns and cities of Nepal, pharmacies have available common over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Western/foreign brand name products and prescription drugs are not. We suggest you bring the pharmaceuticals you use in enough quantity.
Small, personal first-aid kit with first-aid tape, antiseptics, and plasters (Band-Aids) (please simple and light)
Aspirin or preferred comparable
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
Water filter or water purification tablets
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Please Do Not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.