Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek - 7 days

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This trek brings you to the Langtang Valley surrounded by Himalayan Peaks. Langtang Lirung-7240m and Ganesh Himal are the highest in the region. Trek to the sacred Lakes of Gosainkunda, climb the Gosainkunda pass into the Valley of Helambu. This circuit finishs in the Kathmandu valley a short distance from Kathmandu.

This trek is considered as a non-technical trek and suitable for average people. If you are moderately fit and have a sense of adventure you will enjoy this trek. The program is designed to acclimatize you gradually and not to experience high altitude sickness. However you are requested to check your altitude fitness and the itinerary.

Please note that the following program is prepared in the fact basis however can be change in some circumstances but adjustments will have to be made during the trekking. We request you to be flexible with the situation to enjoy yourself.
As the trek is designed for camping arrangement, everything is handled by our team of porters, sherpas and cooks who carry the equipment, fix the camp and have hot meals waiting for you at every food break.

This trek is ideal for people with less time who do not wish to travel too far from the Kathmandu Valley. Helambu is a lush region to the North of Kathmandu inhabited by Sherpas and Tamang people although the Sherpas of this region differ in their practices from their cousins in the Everest region. The trek passes through some beautiful forests and very interesting villages on route.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive, Kathmandu to Sundari Jal and trek to Chisopani 
Day 02: Chisopani / Kutumsang 
Day 03: Kutumsang / Tharepati (3600 m.) 
Day 04: Tharepati / Tarke Ghyang (2550 m.) 
Day 05: Tarke Ghyang / Kiulntar 
Day 06: Kiulntar / Talmarang 
Day 07: Talmarang / Melamche Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu

What is Trekking?
A walk of few or many days up and down trail villages, hills & forests is call trekking. A walk through the hills of Nepal will not only give you a view of the mountains, but also take you through remote villages inhabited by hospitable people who will always well comes you smiling. We invite you to join us on visit to this remote region to see the truth of your dream.

Trekking Styles:
There are very various ways of trekking on foot through Himalayan range of Nepal. Whey is planning a trek you need to think carefully about deferent styles of trekking available. Remember that when hiking in any major renege of the mountains, it makes seems to go with at list on while chosen companion, as a slip and a sprained ankle can acquire at any time. It is also prudent to register with your embassy before setting off, and to sign in at any police checkpoint along the way.

Typical Trekking Days:
Most of days begin with stunning Himalayas sunrise when the crew bring around a piping hot cup of tea and a warm bowl of washing water. After hearty breakfast cooked we generally walk for 3 to 4 hours. You are encouraged to walk at your own pace, stopping frequently for photographs or to explore local villages. There is a lot of leisured time, you are allowed to rinse out clothes, read novel books or explore small mounds. .

The journey on the Himalayas varies in length to reach our campsite or lodge by the afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore, read or write up diaries while dinner is being prepared by the trekking staff. The evening is spent in the mess tent or lodge following a three course meal. On our higher altitude treks, rest and exploration days are build in to the ensure proper acclimatization. So Samrat Tours & Travels P. Ltd classified his trekking into three types.

Private Groups:
Every year, Samrat Tours & Travels operates a tangle of private groups. They may be a small or a big groups, wishing to go trekking with their friends around Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, or they follow the itinerary which has included many destinations of Nepal. This is besides included the Everest region & various regions. Samrat treks has the expertise to provide you a high quality service at very competitive prices.

School & Collage:
Samrat Groups , which specializes in trekking, handles School & collage groups to the Himalayan at the affordable prices. The itineraries of this company are designed to provide a real insight in the cultural, religious and environmental aspects of the Himalayan but just as importantly, they are fun, exposed to a Samrat adventure. Students will quickly discover the rich rewards of exploring the globe. Please contact more information. Family Holidays:

We have introduced two programmes for the different Himalayas (Annapurna, Langtang & Mt. Everest regions)as the camping trek and tea house trek. The company operates specially family as well as student groups . The mentioned regions are suitable to the families for going trek, no trouble on the route.. Departure dates are fixed. of both groups. The company allows families with younger children to travel together.

General Information:
Trekking in the Himalayan. The best way to experience Nepal's unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. The immense contrasts in altitudes and climates found here support an equally spectacular of lifestyles, vegetation and wildlife. Trekking in the mountains of Nepal is more a cultural experience than a wilderness expedition. You will be passing through picturesque villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. You will see Cheetri farmers working in their fields and Tamang herders grazing their animals on the steep slopes. And you will meet Gurkha soldiers on the way ,come across Sherpa yak drivers transporting goods over the high mountain passes. And always in the background, the icy pinnacles of the Himalayan loom over the scenery.

What is included in the price?

  • Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus
  • Accommodation as required by you or as specified in the appropriate itinerary
  • Guided city tours if applicable by private car / van / bus
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners)
  • Local licensed English speaking Guide
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Airfares including taxes as appropriate for internal flight transfer as part of trekking itinerary
  • Land transfers as appropriate for trekking itinerary
  • All our government taxes
  • Official expense

 

What is not included in the price?

  • Certain lunches and dinners as explained in the trekking itinerary
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Appropriate visa fees
  • Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks, laundry
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)
  • Certain sightseeing/monument entrance fees
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

What is Trekking?
Trekking is another word for walking. However, the word trekking has become more well known for the kind of walking which takes you along trails winding up, down, over and around mountains. 

Trekking is not mountaineering although some of the popular trails are used by mountaineering expeditions to get to their base camps. Most of the trails you will walk on are still used predominantly by Nepali people for everyday travel and trade. It is not uncommon to be passed along the way by a Nepali porter carrying lengths of corrugated roofing iron slung from a jute strap (namlo) around the head or a sick relative being carried in a basket (doko) in the same manner to the nearest medical facility.

Trekking is a way of seeing a country and its people 'warts and all'. You will walk through the streets of cities and villages and past the open front doors of houses, you will see the people at their daily tasks, the clouds forming below you and the magnificent peaks of mountains towering over you. By trekking you will be involved in a way you could never be in a car, bus, train or aeroplane; you can enjoy the friendliness of the people, feel the magnetism of the mountains, be at one with the country and at peace with yourself. Could you ask or want for anything more? 

A trekking trip can be any length you choose. There are a number of short treks around the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys which only take a day to complete. There are two or three day treks or treks from a week to a month. For those with the time you can combine a number of treks and spend months just walking around. Samrat Treks & Expedition can help you to put together a trek to suit your needs at an affordable price leaving you free of any bureaucratic or logistic hassles.

Trekking Styles:
There are very various ways of trekking on foot through Himalayan range of Nepal. Whey is planning a trek you need to think carefully about deferent styles of trekking available. Remember that when hiking in any major renege of the mountains, it makes seems to go with at list on while chosen companion, as a slip and a sprained ankle can acquire at any time. It is also prudent to register with your embassy before setting off, and to sign in at any police checkpoint along the way.

Typical Trekking Days:
Most of days begin with stunning Himalayas sunrise when the crew bring around a piping hot cup of tea and a warm bowl of washing water. After hearty breakfast cooked we generally walk for 3 to 4 hours. You are encouraged to walk at your own pace, stopping frequently for photographs or to explore local villages. There is a lot of leisured time, you are allowed to rinse out clothes, read novel books or explore small mounds. .

The journey on the Himalayas varies in length to reach our campsite or lodge by the afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore, read or write up diaries while dinner is being prepared by the trekking staff. The evening is spent in the mess tent or lodge following a three course meal. On our higher altitude treks, rest and exploration days are build in to the ensure proper acclimatization. So Samrat Tours & Travels P. Ltd classified his trekking into three types.

Private Groups:
Every year, Samrat Tours & Travels operates a tangle of private groups. They may be a small or a big groups, wishing to go trekking with their friends around Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, or they follow the itinerary which has included many destinations of Nepal. This is besides included the Everest region & various regions. Samrat treks has the expertise to provide you a high quality service at very competitive prices.

School & Collage:
Samrat Groups , which specializes in trekking, handles School & collage groups to the Himalayan at the affordable prices. The itineraries of this company are designed to provide a real insight in the cultural, religious and environmental aspects of the Himalayan but just as importantly, they are fun, exposed to a Samrat adventure. Students will quickly discover the rich rewards of exploring the globe. Please contact more information. Family Holidays:

We have introduced two programmes for the different Himalayas (Annapurna, Langtang & Mt. Everest regions)as the camping trek and tea house trek. The company operates specially family as well as student groups . The mentioned regions are suitable to the families for going trek, no trouble on the route.. Departure dates are fixed. of both groups. The company allows families with younger children to travel together..

General Information:
Trekking in the Himalayan. The best way to experience Nepal's unbeatable combination of natural beauty and cultural riches is to walk through them. The immense contrasts in altitudes and climates found here support an equally spectacular of lifestyles, vegetation and wildlife. Trekking in the mountains of Nepal is more a cultural experience than a wilderness expedition. You will be passing through picturesque villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups. You will see Cheetri farmers working in their fields and Tamang herders grazing their animals on the steep slopes. And you will meet Gurkha soldiers on the way ,come across Sherpa yak drivers transporting goods over the high mountain passes. And always in the background, the icy pinnacles of the Himalayan loom over the scenery.

Camping (organized) Trek
Which means the trekking agency providing Guide, cook, kitchen staffs and of course porters including all equipments Kitchen tents, food, fuel stove etc. The kitchen staffs will be served you tea, breakfast, lunch, and dinner tea, Coffee, while on the trek after lunch, dinner, our trekking staffs fill your bottle boiled drinking water the guide will play the role of trekking ambassador, and Sherpa- Assistant will support along the way in difficult situation. That means you will completely independent and well outfitted with us. If you do wish to carry you weighty back pack our porters will carry 30 kg. Per person all the gears including your beddings so you just have to carry your day bag, camera the things which you jus need on the way. 

Tea House/Lodge Trek :-
The other kind of trek is Tea House Trek which means you will be provided accommodation and food in hotels along the way. We can make this kind of trek only in the area where there are hotels available along the way. Tea House Trek can be done in Everst regions, in some parts of Annapurna region and in Langtang/ Helambu region. Some people make this kind of trek by themselves but it is not wise as they may not get less hygienic food in hotels and have to come back because of bad health. Sometimes they will miss the proper route and if you filling sick on the way, then you will have trouble. So using a legal registered trekking company is highly recommended for your safely, good health and success your holidays. Because of the carelessness in hotels/restaurants kitchen staffs, our guide/cook supervises their kitchens. We, Sherpa Brothers Treks & Expeditions had understanding cooperation all along the popular lodge trekking routes and they are well trained for your hygiene.

WHAT WE PROVIDE
2 man tent ,foam mattresses , kitchen tent ,dining tent ,kitchen utensils & cutlery, mountain guides, cooks ,porters , permits ,all applicable meals ,all government taxes and fees , transport ,& internal flights, hotels, first aid kit , boiled drinking water for food preparation .

WE DO NOT PROVIDE
Insurance of any natural for clients; meals in Kathmandu, except breakfast and daytrip meals ;international flights and airport tax , alcoholic drinks , cigarettes, personal medical kit , laundry services, visa .

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
Lightweight walking boots .if new ones are being bought walk them in to avoid blisters.

Also bring spare laces.
A pair of trackshoes to wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet Warm jacket Fibrefill or down should be adequate this is especially necessary during winter (Dec _Feb) A rainproof jacket with hood should be guaranteed waterproof.
Woolen shirt and thick sweaters .In winter (Dec_ Feb ) these are essential .
A pair of lightweight \heavyweight trousers Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night .

Windproof \waterproof trousers Necessary on some treks.
Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night .

  • A tracksuit. For wearing in camp and in the tent .1_2pairs loose -fitting long shorts \skirts .
  • 2 cotton T-short.
  • A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. In winter it is an essential item. A sunhat to protect the face and neck form the sun.
  • A pair of gloves lined leather or woolen are best.
  • 1 pair of sandals to wear in the city in camp.
  • 2 pairs of thin and 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. We ensure minimal risk by building in rest days into our trekking itineraries. Most people will feel some affect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action.

Our expert and trained guides will advise you about any health requirements and also altitude sickness while you are trekking, so you should not worry about it, we do however recommend you get advice from you travel doctor or health advisor before you leave. The following information gives you an idea about high altitude sickness and how to minimize the affects

There are three stages of altitude sickness and symptoms.

1. Normal AMS Symptoms - Should expect but not worry. 
Following are the normal altitude symptoms that you should expect but not be worried about. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.

  • Periods of sleeplessness.
  • Need more sleep than normal (often 10 hours or more)
  • Occasional loss of appetite.
  • Vivid, wild dreams especially at around 2500-3800 meters in altitude.
  • Periodic breathing.
  • The need to rest/catch your breath frequently while trekking, especially
  • above 3500 meters.
  • Runny nose.
  • Increasing urination while moving to/at higher altitudes (a good sign) 
  • Dizziness.

2. Mild AMS Symptoms - NEVER GO HIGHER 
Many trekkers in the high valleys of the Himalaya get mild AMS, admit or acknowledge that you are having symptoms. You need have only one of the following symptoms to be getting altitude sickness.

  • Mild headache.
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness.
  • Weakness.
  • Sleeplessness.
  • Dry Raspy cough.
  • Fatigue/Tired.
  • Loss of apatite.
  • Runny nose.
  • Hard to breath.

What to do if a mild symptom doesn't go way?

  1. If you find mild symptoms developing while walking, stop and relax (with your head out of sun) and drink some fluids. Drink frequently.
  2. If mild symptoms developing while walking, stop have rest, drink some fluids and take 125-250mg Diamox. Diamox generally takes one to four hours to begin alleviating symptoms. Drink more water and consider staying close by. 
  3. If symptoms develop in the evening, take 125-250mg Diamox and drink plenty of fluids again.
  4. If symptoms partially go away but are still annoying it is safe to take another 250mg Diamox 6-8 hours later.
  5. If mild symptoms continue getting worse try descending for a few hours which may be more beneficial than staying at the same altitude. Going higher will definitely make it worse. You're here to enjoy trekking not to feel sick.

3. Serious AMS Symptoms - IMMEDIATE DESCENT

  • Persistent, severe headache.
  • Persistent vomiting.
  • Ataxia (loss of co-ordination, an inability to walk in a straight line, making the sufferer look drunk)
  • Losing consciousness (inability to stay awake or understand instructions) 
  • Mental confusion or hallucinations.
  • Liquid sounds in the lungs.
  • Very persistent, sometimes watery, cough.
  • Difficulty breathing.
  • Rapid breathing or feeling breathless at rest.
  • Coughing clear fluid, pink phlegm or blood (a very bad sign).
  • Severe lethargy/fatigue.
  • Marked blueness of face and lips.
  • High resting heartbeat (over 130 beats per minute)
  • Mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.

Dangerous cases of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) 

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) 
This is a build-up of fluid around the brain. It In most cases the first five symptoms on the mild and severe lists previously. Coma from HACE can lead to unconsciousness are death within 12 hours from the onset of symptoms, but normally takes 1-2 days to develop. At the first sign of ataxia begin treatment with medication, oxygen and descent. Usually 4 to 8mg of dexamethasone is given as a first does, then 4mg every six hours, Diamox every 12 hours and 2-4 liters /minute oxygen. Descent is necessary but a PAC (portable altitude chamber) bag will often be used first if available.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) 
This is an accumulation of fluid in the lungs and is very serious. It is responsible for all the other mild and serious symptoms and it is often accompanied by a mild fever. By far the treatment is oxygen at 4 liters a minute but using PAC (portable altitude chamber) bag treatment is a good substitute. If there is no PAC bag or oxygen then descent will be life saving. HAPE can lead to unconsciousness are death very quick.

Prevention of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

  • Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  • Don't make rapid Ascent. Don't go too far too fast.
  • No Alcohol, Sleeping pills and Smoking.
  • Drink more fluid 3-4 Liters a day, clean water-boiled or treated / tea / coffee / soup / juice etc.
  • Climb high and sleep low.
  • Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  • Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  • Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  • Never leave or descent sick person along.
  • Avoid getting cold.
  • Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer.

First Aid Kit 
This is the basic list to cover the more common ailments that affect trekkers. Climbing groups, expeditions and trekkers going to isolated areas will need a more comprehensive kit.

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  • Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  • Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  • Gel hand cleaner.

Your enjoyment of your time in Nepal will depend a great deal on how healthy you are when you arrive and how healthy you stay during your visit. Your trek leader is experienced in dealing with ailments which you are likely to encounter during your trek. If at any time you feel unwell, let your trek leader know. Inform the trek leader of any medication you are taking and ask his advice before taking any other medication. Some medication may have a different reaction when used at higher altitudes.

Personal hygiene is very important. Wash your hands using soap before any meals. We provide a bowl of warm washing water and soap at each meal stop. 

Toilet facilities:
throughout Nepal are usually very basic and toilet paper and soap are not often provided - except in hotels and some restaurants. We erect a 'pit' toilet tent at the lunch stop and the campsite. We also supply you with rolls of toilet paper. 

It is advisable to carry with you a container of "wet-ones" for cleaning hands during the day. The Nepali people generally do not use toilet paper, they use water to wash themselves. Consequently, the left hand is not used for eating or passing things to each other.Worth remembering! ! 

Stomach upsets:
It is common for many first time visitors to experience some stomach and associated upset for a short time due to the change in diet. This normally only lasts a few days. You should, however take some precautions to minimise your encounter with these problems. Trying the local food is part of the experience of travel but take care with what you eat and drink and from where you buy your meals -ask your guide . 

Water:
Be very careful about the water you drink. Even some bottled soft drinks can be suspect. Do not drink or clean your teeth with untreated water from the taps or from the rivers and streams. The water may look clean and refreshing, but many a bug is lurking there to catch the unwary traveller. This goes for ice too - make sure the ice is made from treated water. The water can be treated in a number of ways to make it fit for drinking. Boiling the water vigorously for about five minutes is usually enough but remember that at high altitude water boils at a lower temperature and all of the bugs may not be killed. The use of iodine to purify the water is recommended both as an effective and environmentally sound method of treatment. The tablet form is the most effective but you may need something to give a nicer flavour to the water afterwards. The use of bottled water is being discouraged because of the problem with the discarded plastic bottles. We provide you with boiled water for drinking and teeth cleaning. If you are not sure - ask your trek leader. 

Food: 
As for the food - they say that if you can't cook it, boil it or peel it don't eat it. Salads and fruit should be washed in treated water or peeled where possible. Some restaurants advertise the fact that they use treated water in their food preparation. There is no need to become overly concerned but do choose carefully. The food you are served on the trek is hygienically prepared and should cause you no problems. You may experience some stomach discomfort until your digestive system gets used to the change in diet. This should last only a few days. 

Nepali trekking words: bistarai - slowly: chitto - quickly: oraalo - downhill: ukaalo - uphill: jumjum - let's go: thakyo - tired

It becomes necessary to know which trek matches most with your physical capabilities in order to enjoy your trekking in Nepal. Thus, we have categorized all our treks in the following ranks.

Grade (Easy) ^ 
Easy trekking by Himalayan Standard is generally up to 2000m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who leaves a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day. 

Grade (Moderate) ^^ 
It involves longer treks (Five to ten days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes perhaps day excursions to higher elevations. It is desirable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these trek, generally we attain the altitude between 900m to 3000m. This trek is also moderate trek. 

Grade (Moderate to Strenuous) ^^^
It is a reasonably demanding trek at an altitude up to 4000m with side trips to higher elevations. This is classified as ill - defined trails, away from habitation.

Grade (Strenuous) ^^^^ 
These treks must be fully supported. The altitude attained between 3500 to 5000m. & this trek also involves several night stays above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit & enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas. 

Grade (Very Strenuous) ^^^^^ 
This trek is best described as very strenuous trek. This trek is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack as the treks sometime will be in very remote areas reaching crossing. During trek, you have to cross snow - covered passes in very remote areas or climb up to 6500m. There it is normally desirable to have some previous experience of handling axes & crampons. It is essential to accept medical certificates prior to start the trek.

Nepal's geographic position and physical characteristics give it a unique climate. While essentially Nepal has four seasons it also has a Monsoon Season. The best time to trek in Nepal is from October to May (the dry season) and the worse time is from June to September (the monsoon). However, each season has distinct attractions to offer the visitor.

sharad ritu  September - November Usually excellent weather and breathtaking mountain views.

Jado mahina December - February Usually quite warm days with cold/very cold to freezing nights. Occasional snowfall only at higher elevations. Good trekking conditions but can be very hazey with some cloud cover.

Basanta ritu        March - May  A time when the wildflowers are in display, particularly the rhododendrons for which Nepal is famous. The weather is good but it can be quite hazy.

Garmi mausam   June - August The monsoon season and trekking is wet and warm. The trails can be very slippery and the rivers raging. Good time for the keen botanist but not for the general trekker - leeches abound!.

Your crew: 
Trek Leader Over-all responsibility for the organisation and running of your trek. Sirdar In charge of crew, responsible for hiring of porters, kitchen staff, organising camp areas, camp set-up, finances during trek.Sherpa Guide Assists Leader in guiding, setting up camp, looking after trekkers, security of camp site. 'Sherpa' has become synonymous with a guide but is in fact one of the many "caste" names and your guide may be a 'Gurung', 'Rai', 'Tamang', 'Magar', Sherpa, Chhetri, Bharman etc.. Ask them! Cook Responsible for kitchen staff, buying of food, preparation of food etc. Porter Responsible for the transport of all equipment and trekkers' gear. Kitchen hand Assists cook with the preparation of meals etc. 

At 6.20 am (yes, that is in the morning!) you will be cheerfully greeted by your 'Sherpa' guide with an early morning call and a hot cup of tea. This will be followed by a bowl of warm washing water. Your day has begun!!

After enjoying your cup of tea and washing you will have to re-pack your kit-bag and day pack. Don't worry, you will become quite efficient at this task - by the last day you will have the packing down to a 'T'. It is at this time you will find your headlamp most useful. 

While you have breakfast, the porters will be busy packing your tent, preparing their loads and heading off to the next campsite. Take note of who your porter is and get to know him. You may see him again on the trail when the porters have their rest stop or lunch but they will always be at the campsite ahead of you with your tent set up and your kit-bag outside the door. 

Tip: use two garbags in your kit-bag; one for sleeping gear and one for clothes. Much easier for packing and unpacking.

Breakfast is usually eaten in the open as the dining tent will have been sent on its way to the next campsite. Be prepared to do a few circuits of the table to warm up those toes before you settle down to eat. This is a time when those mittens will prove useful. 

Trekking commences at about 8 o'clock. The morning trek is 3-4 hours duration with rest and refreshment stops along the way. The idea is to enjoy the scenery and the people, listen to the sounds and experience the feelings, there is no rush. We encourage you to spread out along the trail rather than walk as one group. There will always be a guide close at hand to help you or to ask questions of. 

Tip: carry your 'pink roll' and towel in your day pack. 

Lunch preparations will be well under way when you arrive at the lunch stop. You will be served a nourishing cooked smorgasbord which you will be more than ready for. Take this opportunity to top up your water bottle if required - you have been drinking your water, haven't you? The lunch stop will be for 1 - 1 1/2 hours. A toilet tent will have been set up for your convenience.

Tip: don't forget to drink some water each time you take a rest stop.

You don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of adventure and are not afraid of walking, you qualify. There are excellent trekking agencies who will take care of all the details like government permits, air/bus tickets, guides, porters, food, tents, and equipment. All you have to do on the trail is concentrate on putting one foot before the other. On many popular trekking trails, you can also trek in what is known as "tea house style"- eating and staying in the many lodges and tea houses on the way instead of camping in tents.

Equipment:

Your trekking agency will provide equipment like sleeping bags, foam mattresses and tents. All you need to bring are your personal wear like walking boots and sand shoes, a water-and wind-proof jacket, woolen shirts, T-shirts, a thick pullover, shorts/skirts, and trousers/track suits. Thermal underwear is necessary for high altitudes and cottons are best for lower and warmer altitudes. Also don't forget a water bottle, Swiss army knife sewing kit, torch light with spare batteries, extra boot laces, sun glasses, sun cream, and personal medical supplies. Bring an elongated canvas bag or duffel bag to put your clothing and equipment in. There will be porters to carry the kit bag.

Trekking Equipments:

    1. Sleeping bag
    2. Down Jackets
    3. T-Short and half paint for day walking
    4. Wind proof jacket and trouser
    5. Sweeter
    6. Warm Short
    7. Sun hat
    8. Sun cream
    9. Trekking shoes
    10. Sport shoes for morning and Evening use
    11. Sandal
    12. Sun Glass and snow glasses
    13. Glove
    14. Walking stick (If needed)
    15. Day pack
    16. Water bottle
    17. Some medicine
    18. Knife
    19. Umbrella or Rain coa

The following is a suggested list of clothing, equipment and personal effects you may consider bringing with you when you are doing an organised trek with us. Much of the gear can be purchased (or hired) in Kathmandu at reasonable prices (although not necessarily of long lasting quality) thereby saving on your baggage weight on the way over. At the end of your trip, you may consider donating items no longer required to your porter or guide - leaves room for taking home those souveniers!! 

Remember that what you bring someone (and it may be you) has to carry; so pack discriminately and CHECK THE WEIGHT - the porter usually carries two kit-bags, your tent and his own gear!! You will generally need warmer gear for those treks in the Everest Region than the Annapurna Region. Quantities are suggested only and will depend on duration of your visit. Be aware that here are baggage restrictions of 15 kilos on internal flights, should you need to use them.

Essentials for any trek:
Day pack A small backpack in which you will carry your needs for the day - ie toiletries, camera, films,gloves, scarf, water bottle. Make sure it is comfortable to carry, preferably with good wide, padded shoulder straps and a waist strap.
Walking boots Light weight. Remember to break them in and bring spare laces.
Rain proof jacket With hood or a poncho. Make sure it is guaranteed waterproof.
Woollen shirt and/or sweater During the winter months these are essential. Sweaters can be bought in Kathmandu.
Long shorts / skirts 1 - 2 pair, cotton
Cotton shirt 1 lightweight long sleeved to protect you in the sun.
Sunglasses 100% UV rating
Torch/headlamp With spare batteries.
Sandals 1 pair for use in the city and/or around camp. Good to use if you are doing any rafting activities.
Woollen socks 2 pairs thick. Wearing thin cotton socks under thick woollen socks keep your feet warmer, helps prevent blisters and are easier to wash'n'dry.
Underwear Whatever you think. It is not always possible to get washing done or dried on the trek.
Lightweight trousers 1 pair - heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains during the night.
Strong plastic garbags At least to line your kit-bag to keep your clothes dry.
Sunscreen Waterproof and max. strength
Water bottle 1 litre - make sure you choose one that will hold hot water. It is a good idea to have a bottle which has an insulated jacket. It can double as a hot water bottle in your sleeping bag at night and the jacket helps prevent freezing of the water.
T-shirts 2 - 4, cotton
Moisturising cream For that dry air skin proble
Woollen beanie/balaclava For those cold nights and mornings. You should also consider a sun hat. Remember the UV is stronger at higher altitude.

 

A trekking permit is required to visit restricted areas mentioned below. To visit other trekking areas, permission is not required. 

i. RESTRICTED AREAS WHICH HAVE BEEN OPENED FOR GROUP TREKKING 
The following restricted areas are open only for group trekkers. And a trekking permit will not be issued to individual trekkers for such areas. The areas and required fees are as follows: 

S. No. Area Fee (per person)

  1. Areas of lower Dolpa For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$ 10 and after 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20
  2. Taplejung District (Kanchanjanga Region):- Areas of Olangchunggola, Lelep, Papung and Yamphudin Village Development Committee. Sankhuwasabha District (MakaluRegion):-Areas of Kimathanka, Chepuwa, Hatiya and Pawakhola village development committee. Solukhumbu District (Everest Region):-All north-west area way from Thame to Nangpala of Namche VillageDevelopment Committee. For the first 4 weeks per week per person US$10 and After 4 weeks per week per person US$ 20
  3. Rasuwa District :- (Thamun and Tingure Per week per person US$ 10
  4. Manang District :- Areas of Nar, Phu, and Northern area of Tilche Village of Thochhe village Development Committee. For September to November per week per person US$ 90 and December to August per week per person US$ 15.
  5. Mugu District :- Areas of Mugu, Dolpu, Pulu and Bhangri. For the first 7 days per person US$ 90 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 15.
  6. Baihang District :- Areas of Kanda, Saipal and Duli. For the first 7 days per person US$ 90 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 15.
  7. Darchula District :- Areas of Byas VillageDevelopment Committee. For the first 7 days per person US$ 90 and After 7 days per day per person US$ 15.
  8. Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpa District:- For the first 10 days per person US$ 700 and after 10 days per day per person US$ 70
  9. Gorkha District (Manaslu Area) :- For September to November per person US$ 90 and for December to August per week per person US$ 75.
  10. Humla District :- Areas of Limi and Muchu village Development Committee, and area way to Tibet via Tangekhola of Darma Village Development committee. For the first 7 days per person US$ 90 and after 7 days per day per person US$ 15.

Note: To get a group trekking permit an application form should be submitted through any registered trekking agency of Nepal. 

MISCELLANEOUS FEES:

  • Travel document (in case of loss/damage/theft/or expiry of the passport)- US$ 20
  • Issuance of Entry Visa from the Dept.-25% additional fee along with regular entry visa fee.
  • Certification of arrival or departure stamps or replacement of trekking permit- US$1 (one).

Research 
Nepal is a great spot of the world for scholars and University students to research in the field of Geology, Botany, Zoology, Anthropology and other various fields as she has the world's highest peaks on the north, descending sharply downwards to the plain of 70m above sea level through rugged mountain and different landscaping, different climate, different flora and fauna, different authentic groups in a very short span of 200km. We also have guides who are students of University in different subjects.

Trip Fact

  • Trip codeEHCS-21698
  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration7 days / 6 nights
  • SeasonFebruary to October
  • Group SizeMin. 2pax - 12pax + Above
  • activitiesHiking and Trekking

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