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Langtang Valley Trek - 9 Days

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Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words "travail", which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words "travel" and "travail" both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means "three stakes", as in to impale).

 

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day and whatever it is we welcome you to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Gosainkunda trek with budget trekking. On this first day we transfer you to your hotel/hostel. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country. Meal Plan N/A

Day 2
Trek preparation and shopping

This is an important day because today is the day when you will meet with your guide. The guide or one of our team members will brief you about the trek about more or less everything you need to know. After briefing we would thoroughly go through the trekking gear that we have. Furthermore, if there is anything that is not according to the trekking standard we will do last minute shopping of the trekking gears. On the other hand one of our backend office staff will get busy preparing required permits and logistics. Meal plan - N/A

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu (1350m) to Syabrubesi (1462 m) by private Jeep / Mini bus, via Trishuli Bazaar - Dhunche.

We board a vehicle to Syabru beshi in the morning. The bus ride takes around 8 hours. We make our way to Trishuli bazaar, Dhunche and further to Syabrubesi, after multiple, refreshing breaks in between. We unload our backpacks and rest the night at Syabrubesi and get ready for the trek on foot. Meanwhile, on the way we get glimpse of the mountains in the Langtang and Manaslu region. Overnight in Syabru. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 4
Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (6-7 hours, 1050m ascent)

Majority of the day is spent on the ascent and primarily on flourishing hill, dense at times but not very challenging. Langur monkeys in this section of Langtang valley trek is a common sighting, whereas it homes some other species like martens, wild boars, red pandas and Himalayan black bear. Since Langtang is religiously and culturally rich trek you will witness a lot of Gompas, prayer flags, chortens in large number from the very first day. We cross several waterfalls and streams until we reach dry and arid land followed by our destination of the day ‘Lama Hotel’. Overnight in Lama hotel. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 5
Lama Hotel (2840m) to Langtang village (3430m) (4-6 hours, 980m ascent)

This is another beautiful day on the trails and captivating, as we walk through hemlock, maple, oak and tantalizing Rhododendron of hues white and pink. To add up, the beautiful view of peak Langtang Lirung playing hide and seek through the trees takes breath away. Further down the trail, we cross several streams and the trail gets a little tough in between but towards the end it again gets gradual. Lookout for the wooden carved windows on Tibetan style thatched roof houses and water charged mills also known as mane. We call it a day at langtang and acclimatize for further ascent. OVernight in Langtang village. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 6
Langtang village (3430m) to Kyanjin Gompa (3860m)

The hike today is not very strenuous but as the altitude kicks in the hiking becomes difficult. On this section of Langtang valley trek the mountains in the region never leave the trail and the scenery is awe-inspiring. We reach Kyanjin Gompa by lunch time, acclimatize, eat and observe the ambiance. After lunch we can visit the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the school named Nyingmapa school monastery. There is a famous cheese factory as well, which was setup with the help of Swiss expert, which still produces good amount of delicious cheese every summer. However, you will witness the destruction done by 2015 earthquake in this beautiful and colorful village. Overnight in Langtang village listening the stories of people. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 7
Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

Time to head back to the initial point from Kyanjin Gompa and we initiate the day early and head towards Lama hotel. We cover twice the distance on our way down then way up and we trace back on the same trail. We follow the same path and reach Langtang village and further to Lama hotel and rest at a teahouse for the night. Overnight in Lama Hotel. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 8
Lama Hotel to Syabrubeshi

We trace the same way back to Syabrubeshi. We rest the day in Syabrubesi. Meal plan B,L, D.

Day 9
Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

We get onto the vehicle of our choice, early in the morning, to reach Kathmandu by next 8 hours. We will embark on the same highway on our way to Syabrubesi and head towards the capital of the country. We make our way to Trishuli bazaar, and further to Kathmandu, after multiple, refreshing breaks in between. Langtang valley trek comes to end after we transfer you to your hotel/hostel. Meal plan B, L.

What Is Included

  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
  • Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu flight and airport taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Trekking Map
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes

What Is Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

Overview

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words "travail", which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words "travel" and "travail" both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means "three stakes", as in to impale).

 

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate

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