Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

This trek goes through the Annapurna area which is the best place to meet the Gurung people, one of many interesting ethnic groups of Nepal, and to emerge into their culture. Gurungs are known as some of the most hospitable people of the country. We also get great views of many high peaks including Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri.

Overview

Day 1 Arrival to Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 3 Flight to Pokhara (823m.), drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5 hours

Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani (2800m) 6-7 hours

Day 5 Hike to Poonhill (3210m) 1.5 hours and trek to Tadapani (2710m) 5 hours

Day 6 Trek to Chhomroong (2170m) 5 hours

Day 7 Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 6 hours

Day 8 Trek to Deurali (3230m) 5 hours

Day 9 Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3800m) 3-4 hours

Day 9 Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m) 2-3 hours

Day 10 Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 6 hours

Day 11 Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m) 6-7 hours

Day 12 Trek to Nayapul, 5 hours and then drive back to Pokhara

Day 13 Rest day in Pokhara

Day 14 Drive to Kathmandu

Day 15 Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day 16 Final departure

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Beyond Borders representative will receive you at the airport. You will be taken to the hotel for check in and get the rest of the day free to rest after your flight. In the evening we have a welcome dinner where your guide will give a more detailed briefing of your upcoming weeks.

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing

After breakfast we take a walk through the local market, through the winding, narrow alleys all the way to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of the most impressive world heritage sites in the valley with its old pagoda temples and palace. Afternoon is free for preparation for the trek.

Day 3

Flight to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul, 1,5 hour, and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5 hours

Early in the morning we fly westwards to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul. The drive takes takes one and a half hour. Our trek starts from Nayapul and we walk towards Birethanti. Here we cross the river and head left along the gentle slope on a quite easy and gradually uphill gravel road. The last 20 minutes before reaching Tikhedhunga gets steeper. We stay for the night in a guest house (or so called tea house) in Tikhedhunga.

Day 4

Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 7 hours                                     

The first part of the trail today is quite challenging. We cross two suspension bridges over Bhurungdi River and start the long steep climb up stone paved steps to Ulleri which takes us two hours. From there we continue a gradual upward walk leading us through villages and rhododendron forest. Finally we reach Ghorepani where we spend the night.

Day 5

Hike to Poon hill (3210m) and back, 1,5 hours.  Then trek to Tadapani (2710m) 6 hours

Early in the morning we hike for almost an hour to Poon hill to see the spectacular sunrise over Annapurna South and Nilgiri in the north, Fishtail in the northeast and Dhaulagiri in the west. Then we hike back the same way to Ghorepani to have breakfast before trekking further to Tadapani. The trail towards Tadapani climbs through rhododendron and pine forest to Deurali. Then we descend to Banthanti and turn off to Tadapani which is another great place for close up views of the mountains.

Day 6

Trek to Chhomroong (2170m) 5 hours

Tadapani has beautiful views of Fishtail, Annapurna South and many other high peaks in front of which we take our breakfast. From here we descend through dense rhododendron forest to the river Ghurjung. From here we have almost four hours left to reach todays destination Chhomroong and the trail goes sometimes uphill and sometimes straight. Chhomroong is a large Gurung settlement located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive.

Day 7

Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 5 hours

We start the day by walking down to Chhomrong river, crossing a suspension bridge and then climb up to Sinwa village. Here we enter a steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary and the trail eventually descends in a long steep stone staircase into a bamboo and rhododendron forest. After climbing all the way down we reach Bamboo where we stop for the night.

Day 8

Trek to Deurali (3230m) 6 hours

We continue along the west bank of the Modi river valley and climb gradually to reach Dovan. Today we enter the region where effects of high altitude effects can be felt so in slow pace we gradually climb to the bushy forest, home to troops of langur monkeys. After reaching Deurali the forest ends and the valley opens up for mountain views. The village Deurali is at the foot of the Modi Himal and Fishtail.

Day 9

Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3800m) 3-4 hours

Today we start climbing gently through a river bank and after about half way we reach the place where several people were killed in an avalanche a decade ago. With awareness we cross the possibly dangerous area and proceed to safety.  The hike to Machhapuchhure Base Camp (MBC) is somewhat strenuous. From MBC we get excellent views of the majestic Fishtail along with Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna III and several other high mountains.

Day 10

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m) 2-3 hours

Here the air is thinner due to the high altitude but the path is good with no steep or difficult sections. We keep a direction of slightly upwards until we reach the base camp of one of the worlds highest mountains, Annapurna I (891m). This is the ultimate destination of our trek and we spend the rest of our day here by admiring the panorama view of the Himalayas.

Day 10

Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 6 hours

After a beautiful sunrise we slowly head back down to Bamboo. The hike is downhill and not too difficult. We walk on the same way as we came and stop again at Bamboo for the night.

Day 11

Trek to Jhinu Dada (1760m) 6-7 hours

We have an uphill trek to Sinuwa followed by a downhill to Chhomrong river. From here we climb up a long stone staircase to Chhomrong and then again steep down another one to  Jhinu. We check in at the tea house and then head down for half an hour to Jhinus pride; the natural hot spring pool. Here we enjoy taking a hot bath our last evening on the trek.

Day 12

Trek to Nayapul 5 hours, drive to Pokhara (823m) 1.5 hour

On the way we cross some beautiful hillside landscape. It is an easy and pleasant walk along a riverbank. Nearby Syaulibazar we continue on gravel road to Birethanti where we have lunch. After lunch we have an half an hour trail to Nayapul where we catch our vehicle back to Pokhara. Here we check in at our hotel and relax after the trek.

Day 13

Rest day in Pokhara

Today we spend the day individually. If relaxing in one of the many cafés or restaurants is not your choice there are many activities to do, such as canoing, zipline and paragliding. Pokhara is also a good place to buy souvenirs or gifts for friends and family. Whatever you need help with your guide is there to advise you.

Day 14

Drive to Kathmandu (1330m)

After breakfast we start our journey through an amazing landscape to Kathmandu. En route we see the countryside of Nepal. The road offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and mountain views. People live their lives of the streets as if their own backyards and we can see the everyday life of people through the window.

Day 15

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast we visit the old city of Bhaktapur with a city guide and we make a city walk to admire the four squares which today are world heritage sites. From our hotel it takes around 45 minutes to reach there. On the way back we visit Pashupatinath Hindu temple and the holy Buddhist stupa in Boudha, which of both are world heritage sites.

Day 16

Final departure

Transfer to the airport for a warm farewell and see you again to your guide and to Nepal!

–  Airport pickup and drop off at domestic and international terminals

–  Domestic flight and airport tax

–  Hotel with bed and breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara

–  Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with city guide

–  Trekking map, trekking permit, national park entrance fees

–  Trekking staff and English speaking guide/leader

– Staff insurance

–  Full board during the trek

–  Warm washing water in the morning during the trek

–  Toilet roll and sanitizer gel

–  All government taxes

–  Sleeping bag with inner linen during the trek

–  Medical kit and medical oxygen in case of emergency

 

Excluded

–  Extra nights in hotels

–  Lunches and dinners outside of the trek

–  Water, alcohol and cold drinks

–  Nepal entry visa fee

– Travel insurance

–  International flight ticket

–  Extra personal expenses for shopping, phone call, laundry, battery recharge, bottle water, shower etc.

–  Any rescue costs and costs of early departure from the tour

–  Helicopter rescue or charter flight

–  Tip for the staff

Duration: 16 days

Altitude: 4130m

Prize: $1300

 

Everest Panorama Comfort Trek

Trip Name: Everest Panorama Comfort Trek

Duration: 15 days

Trip grade: Normal

Max height: 3860m

A magnificent trek combining cultural experiences with extraordinary views of a different world. Don’t miss your chance to interact with the sherpa people, learn about their unique traditions and at the same time have a closer look at not only Mt. Everest, the highest mountain of the world, but also of mountains like Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusumkangaru and Konde.

Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Lukla. Trek to Phakding

Day 2: Phakding to Namche

Day 3: Acclimatization day in Namche

Day 4: Namche to Tenboche

Day 5: Tenboche to Namche

Day 6: Namche to Phakding

Day 7: Phakding to Lukla

Day 8: Flight to Kathmandu

Details Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2610m, 3-4h)

Early in the morning we are having flight to Lukla. During your first tea break the guide will introduce the staff to you. From Lukla to Phakding it’s around 3 -4 hours walk and half way we stop for lunch. The trail goes slowly down to the lunch sport and has magnificent views of the villages. From the lunch spot a beautiful mountain called Kusumkangaru (6370m) will be just in front of you. After lunch the trail goes slowly up to Phakding and takes another one and a half hour.

Day 2: Phakding to Namche (3440m,6-7 h)

Today is the toughest day of the trek but also the most rewarding. From starting in the morning until breaking for lunch the trail will mainly go uphill. After that it will be “nepali flat” for an hour or so, up to the meeting point of the Dudkoshi and Imja rivers. We are crossing a suspension bridge and continue following the Dudkoshi river which is coming all the way from Tibet.

Now starts the tough trail of our trek. It goes up to Namche which will takes 2-3 hour through the beautiful pine and juniper forest. On the way there is a point from where we get spectacular views of the top of the world; Mt. Everest. Namche itself is a very beautiful and also the biggest village of our trekking route. It is known as the entrance gate of Mt. Everest. In this mountain village you can find services you have missed the day before, such as internet, money exchange, laundry, trekking gear shop and an Irish pub!

Day 3: Resting and acclimatization day

The easiest day of the trek. After having breakfast we head to a viewpoint from where we can see the top of world! After about 15 minutes’ walk from the tea house we reach the first view point with a spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Peak 38, Amadablam, Thamserku, Kusumkangaru, Cholatse, Tawache and Kongde. We also have time to visit the museum at the view point.

After that it’s time to go for the next view point which will take us almost 2 hours uphill. On the way we are walking past the Synboche airstrip, the highest airstrip in Nepal. Next view point and tea break is at Everest View Hotel. Here we can assure you that you will have one of your most memorable tea breaks of your life, with a stunning view of the highest mountain of the world.

After spending some time for the view we head down to Khumjung village for lunch and a visit the Khumjung school, also known as Sir Hillary school. Afterwards we walk to the beautiful village of Khunde to visit the hospital which was built Edmund Hillary Trust. After our visit at the hospital we come back to Namche by a downhill trail which takes us one and half hour.

Day 4: Namche to Tenboche (3860m,4-5h)

Today we walk to Tenboche, one of the most beautiful places of our trek. During the first one and half hour up to Kanjuma the trail is undulating with beautiful views. In Kanjuma with the beautiful view of Thamserku and Amadablam we stop for a tea break. We are continuing downwards to Phunkitanga where we have our lunch. After lunch we are climbing up to the Tenboche through the rhododendron forest. To reach there will take us a couple of hours from the lunch spot.

Day 5: Tenboche to Namche(3440,4-5h)

Early morning wake up for a spectacular sunrise view over Everest which we will enjoy together with our breakfast. We start todays walk by visiting the Tenboche monastery which is one of the biggest monasteries of this area. Every mountaineer who is going to climb Mt. Everest will come there to get a blessing and that’s why it’s a very important monastery for climbers. Afterwards we will walk back to Namche by the same way which we came. It will take us almost 4 to 5 hour. On the way we will have lunch.

Day 6: Namche to Phakding (2610m,5-6h)

Even if we are excited to get back down we will turn our heads back many times to have some last peeks of the mountain views. We walk back the same way as we came on day 2. Today will be much downhill.

Day 7: Phakding to Lukla (2840m,3-4h)

Today is the last day together with our trekking staff we say goodbye to them. Part of the way will be the same as we walked the first day but part we will choose another way. It’s a nice walk but the last 30 minutes before getting back to Lukla is a very difficult uphill walk.

Day 8: Flight to Kathmandu

Most flights are departing from Lukla early in the morning so we will wake up, have breakfast and head to the airport. In the evening we have a farewell dinner in Kathmandu with representatives from the company.

Included is:

  • Lodging at tea houses
  • Full meals with welcome drinks and wake up tea
  • Bowl of warm washing water twice a day
  • Enough staff for the trek with English speaking guide/ leader
  • Company T-shirt and duffel bag
  • Sleeping bag during the trek
  • Trekking map
  • TIMS card
  • National park entrance fee
  • Staff Insurance

Excluded is:

  • International flight ticket
  • Visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses

Everest Base Camp

The Base Camp Trek follows the route taken by expeditions heading for Everest (8848m) and other high Himalayan peaks. Situated in the heartland of the Sherpa people, the trek is based on village tea houses with small camp sites run by local families .The Sherpas are known for their technical climbing skill and hospitality.  This trek provides the opportunity to communicate with the people and experience Sherpa culture.

For the first few days the trek follows the Dudh Khosi (milky river) valley, passing through beautiful pine and rhododendron forest.  Then after a few hours climbing steeply, we reach the tree line at Namche Bazaar where spectacular mountain scenery opens up.  The Namche museum displays Sherpa life and culture, while Thyangboche monastery in its panoramic setting is a photographer’s paradise.  Immediately in front of you is Amadablam, one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. Then dreams become reality.  We reach Everest Base Camp in the middle of the Khumbu valley, just beneath the Khumbu Icefall.  From here we climb to Kalapathar (5550m) for a magnificent view of the mountains of the Khumbu area, including Everest, the South Col, the South Summit, Lhotse and Nuptse.

Overview

Day 1-Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 2- Fly to Lukla (2840m) Walk to Phakding (2610m) 3-4hour

Day 3-Phakding to Namche (3440m) 6-7hours

Day 4-Acclimatisation day

Day 5 – Namche to Thaynboche (3860m) 4-5 hours

Day 6 -Thaynboche to Dingboche (4240m) 6-7 hours

Day 7 – Acclamatisation day

Day 8 – Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 4-5 hours

Day 9 – Lobuche to Gorakshep to Base Camp (5364m) 9-10 hours

Day 10 – Gorakshep to Kalapathar to Pheriche (4240m) 10-11hours

Day 11 – Pheriche to Kanjuma (3550m) 6-7hours

Day 12 – Kanjuma to Phakding (2610m) 6-7hours

Day 13 – Phakding to Lukla (2840m) 3-4hours

Day 14 – Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m) 25-40 minutes

Day 15 – Kathmandu

Day 16- Final departure

Itinerary

Day 1-Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m)

A representative with a Beyond Borders sign will be at the airport to receive you.  After a 25 minute drive to the hotel, our leader/guide will give an arrival briefing and timing for main briefing the following morning.

Day 2- Fly to Lukla (2840m)

Walk to Phakding (2610m) 3-4hour

Early morning we take the 25 – 40 minute flight to Lukla from where the trek starts.  After going gradually downhill for 3 – 4 hours we cross a suspension bridge to reach Churikharka village where our lunch spot affords great views of Kusumkangaru.   The afternoon takes us up through the village of Ghat passing Buddhist stone carving on the way.

Day 3-Phakding to Namche (3440m) 6-7hours

After breakfast we set off for Namche Bazaar, one of the biggest villages on the trek, the gateway to Everest. An easy trail for the first couple of hours leads to a suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi with fine views of Thamserku and Khumbila.  After lunch in Manju it is easy going for a couple of hours before a 2 – 3 hour climb, crossing the Dudh Koshi, then passing through pine trees to gain our first glimpse of the top of the  planet – Everest, Nuptse, Cholatse, Konde ri.

Day 4-Acclimatisation day

Visit the Sherpa museum and enjoy a panoramic view of the great mountains including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Amadalam, Thamserku, Kusumkangaru, Peak38, Cholatse, Tabuche, Khumbila, all over 5000m.  We climb to Everest View Hotel (3380m) for an expensive tea stop and great view with the Syanboche airstip (3770m) beneath us.  Then on to the village of Khumjung to have lunch with a Sherpa family and visit the Hillary school built by the Trust.  Then a short walk to reach Khunde village where we visit the hospital, also established by Sir Edmund Hillary, before returning to Namche Bazaar with spectacular views on the way.

Day 5 – Namche to Thaynboche (3860m) 4-5 hours

We take leave of our Sherpa family and walk for an hour to reach Phunki Tanga before starting a 2 -3 hour climb through rhododendron forest to Thyanboche by lunch time.  The rest of the day is spent acclimatising and visiting Thyanboche Monastry where mountaineers receive blessings before climbing Everest.  The mountains are coming closer.

Day 6 -Thaynboche to Dingboche (4240m) 6-7 hours

Walk down through Deboche village and along a flat stretch for an hour to Imja Khola.  Then a gradual one hour climbs to Pangboche where we take a tea break and continue another 1 hour 30 minutes to Shomare for lunch.  Now above the tree line, the trail leads uphill for a couple of hours to reach Dingboche.  There are spectacular views along the way – Island Peak, Nuptse, Baruntse.

Day 7 – Acclimatisation day

We climb Nakarsang Peak at over 5000m to gain altitude and spectacular mountain views, including Makalu.

Day 8 – Dingboche to Lobuche (4910m) 4-5 hours

The walk starts gradually up for a couple of hours to Dhugla where we have a tea break before climbing steeply for 1 hour 30 minutes to where there are memorials to climbers who died on Everest.  Another I hour 30 minutes takes us to Lobuche with great views of Lobuche East and West, Cholatse, Pumori, Lola and Nuptse.

Day 9 – Lobuche to Gorakshep to Base Camp (5364m) 9-10 hours

We make an early start. The path is level for an hour then undulating across stony moraine, the Khumbu Glacier to the right.   Two hours later we reach Gorakshep where we have a snack before proceeding on the glacier for 3 to 4 hours to Base Camp where your dream comes true – the base camp of the world’s highest mountain.  We have lunch and explore the Base Camp area before returning to Gorakshep where we spend the night at 5140m.

Day 10 – Gorakshep to Kalapathar to Pheriche (4240m) 10-11hours

It’s an early start for the challenging climb of Kalapathar (5550m), the highest point on our trek.  Taking 2 to 3 hours, we reach the top for a memorable sunrise over the top of the planet and mountain views all around.  Back in Gorkshep we have breakfast and trek down to Pheriche via Lobuche, downhill all the way, and look back for beautiful mountain views.

Day 11 – Pheriche to Kanjuma (3550m) 6-7hours

Walk down to Kanjuma via Upper Pangboche Monastery where we stop for a tea break, then down to Thyanboche for lunch with great views.  Another hour downhill brings us to Phunki tanga and then a 2 hour climb up to Kanjuma.

Day 12 – Kanjuma to Phakding (2610m) 6-7hours

An easy 2 hour walk allows time to explore Namche on the way down to Phakding via Manju where we stop for lunch.  Don’t miss looking back for your last view of Everest.

Day 13 – Phakding to Lukla (2840m) 3-4hours

The trail descends gently through small villages for an hour then meets the main route in the village of Ghat.  We have tea at Thado Koshi on the way up to Lukla.

Day 14 – Lukla to Kathmandu (1350m) 25-40 minutes

Fly back to Kathmandu.  Great views of all the mountains to the right so try to sit that side – no allocation of seat numbers, so be there early.

Day 15 – After having breakfast visit Pashupatinath temple (Hindu temple), Bouddhanath (largest stupa in Asia), Swayambhunath (monkey temple)

Day 16 – Transport from hotel to airport is provided.  Fly back to your country

What’s Included

-Airport picks up and drops off at internal and international terminals

– Internal flight and airport taxes

-Hotel with bed and breakfast in Kathmandu

-Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with culture guide

-Trekking maps, trekking permit, national park fees

-Enough staff with English speaking guide/leader

-Full board on the trek

-Small bowl of washing water in the morning on the trek

-Toilet roll and sanitizer gel

-All the government tax

-Beyond Borders T-shirt and duffel bag

-Sleeping bag for the trek

-Medical kit, Gamow bag, medical oxygen for emergency

-Insurance for all Nepalese staffs

What’s Not Included

-Extra night in Hotel

-Lunch and dinner in the city

-Hard drinks and cold drinks

-Nepal entry visa fees

-Travel insurance

-Meals in the city

-International ticket

-Extra personal expenses for shopping, phone call, laundry, battery recharged, water bottle, shower etc.

-Any rescue costs and costs of early departure from expedition

-Helicopter rescue or charter flight

-Tips for the staffs

Duration : 16 days

Prize : $ 1600

Altitude: 5550 m

 

Tamang Heritage Trail

This is a unique trail in a non-tourist area in Langtang region, close to the Tibetan border which opened to visitors in 204. It is rich in natural beauty, traditional culture and beautiful alpine terrain landscapes and in mountain houses and ancient monasteries. The people native to the area are mainly of so called Mongolian origin, and especially Tamang, a Buddhist ethnic group living in the hills of Nepal. This trek offers natural hot springs, wildlife around the secret lake of Parbati Kund and excellent views of snow-capped mountains like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and others.

Overview

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m)

Day 2: Day in Kathmandu

Day 3: Drive to Shyabrubensi

Day 4: Shyabrubensi to Ghatlang (2240m)

Day 5: Ghatlang to Tatopani (267 m)

Day 6: Tatopani to Thuman (2338m)

Day 7: Thuman to Timure(1760m)

Day 8: Timure to Briddim (2239m)

Day 9: Rest day in Briddim

Day 10: Briddim to Shyabrubensi

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 12: Departure

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

Beyond Borders representative will receive you at the airport. You will be taken to the hotel for check in and get the rest of the day free to rest after your flight. In the evening we have a welcome dinner where your guide will give a more detailed briefing of your upcoming weeks.

Day 2: Day in Kathmandu

After breakfast we take a walk through the local market, through the winding, narrow alleys all the way to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is one of the most impressive world heritage sites in the valley with its old pagoda temples and palace. Afternoon is free for preparation for the trek.

Day 3: Drive to Shyabrubensi 6-7 hours

Today we make a 160 km drive to reach Shyabrubensi, located to the north of Kathmandu, inside the Langtang National Park.

Day 4: Shyabrubensi to Ghatlang (2240m) 4-5 hours

After crossing the Bhotekoshi river by a suspension bridge the route heads north-east, climbing steadily for about 2 hours to meet a wonderful view of the Ganesh Himal range from the top. After another 2 hours, passing prayer flags and chortens, we reach the village of Ghatlang amidst terraced fields.

Day 5: Ghatlang to Tatopani (267 m) 5-6 hours

With good views of the mountains Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal on the way we pass the dam-site of Chilime Hydropower Station to reach Tatopani (which in Nepali means “hot water”) where we take a dip in the natural hot springs and rest.

Day 6: Tatopani to Thuman (2338m) 7-8 hours

One of the best days of the trek! We make an early start, ascending to Nagathali (3300m) through the forest with spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal ranges, Ke Rung and Sanjaen Himal ranges. Then the path descends to Thuman with wide flora and fauna to be seen on the way.

Day 7: Thuman to Timure(1760m) 6-7 hours

After breakfast we go northeast down to the Bhotekoshi river. The 640 meters descend will take 2 to 3 hours. After crossing the river we have an hour to get up to the Timure where we reach in time for lunch. After eating we walk for 45 minutes up to the Tibet border on the recently Chinese built road to visit the fortress Rasuwagadi, built in 1912 for border defence.

Day 8: Timure to Briddim (2239m) 5-6 hours

We leave Timure after breakfast through beautiful Rhododendron forest with big chances to meet some Langur monkeys on the way. On the way we cross the village Lingling and ascend further 2 hours to Briddim, a Tibetan looking village with stone houses and a colorful monastery overlooking the town and he surrounding terraced farmlands.

Day 9: Rest day in Briddim

We use the day to explore the village and the monastery. We interact with people and learn about the life here.

Day 10: Briddim to Shyabrubensi 4-5 hours

We descend a slight downhill to get to Shyabrubensi where we stay overnight.

Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu

Today we leave Langtang area and make the drive back to Kathmandu from Shyabrubensi on the same way we came.

Day 13: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

After breakfast we visit the old city of Bhaktapur with a city guide and we make a city walk to admire the four squares which today are world heritage sites. From our hotel it takes around 45 minutes to reach there. On the way back we visit Pashupatinath Hindu temple and the holy Buddhist stupa in Boudha, which of both are world heritage sites.

Day 14: Departure

Final departures with transport to the international terminal accompanied by our staff for a warm farewell and see you again!

 

What’s included:

Airport drop and pick up on both domestic and international terminals

Room with bed and breakfast in Kathmandu

Welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant

Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley with cultural guide

Enough staff, including porter/helper and English speaking guide/leader

Private transportation for both starting and ending point of trekking

All meals during the trek (including breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea and wake up tea)

Small bowl of washing water in the morning

Toilet roll and hand sanitizer during the trek

TIMS card, trekking permit and Langtang national park entrance fees

Trekking map

Government taxes

Sleeping bag during the trek

Medical kit and oxygen for emergency

Insurance for all of the staff

 

What’s not included

Lunches and dinners while not in trek

Hard drinks and cold drinks

Nepal entry visa

Travel insurance

Extra personal expenses for shopping, phone calls, laundry, battery charge, bottle water, shower etc.

Any rescue cost and cost of early departure from expedition (make sure to have valid travel insurance)

Helicopter rescue or chartered flight

Tips

International flight ticket

Duration : 14 days

Prize : $ 1200

Altitude: 3300m