Comfort (3-star): Mid-range accommodations with extra comforts. Ideal for trekkers at lodges/teahouses. Includes daily breakfast in Kathmandu. (AP= Accommodation with all three meals at trekking destination).
- Small Group Guided Trips
Langtang Helambu Trek
- Laurebinayak Pass at 4,610 meters: The trek culminates at the breathtaking Laurebinayak Pass, offering trekkers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, making it a memorable high-altitude experience.
- Scenic Natural Beauty: This trek takes you through diverse landscapes, from rhododendron and bamboo forests to beautiful waterfalls and hot springs. The Langtang Valley, known as the “Valley of Lakes” and “Valley of Glaciers,” and the Helambu Valley offer awe-inspiring natural beauty throughout the journey.
- Cultural Immersion: Trekking in the Langtang Helambu region provides opportunities to interact with local communities, experience ancient cultures, and gain insights into the wisdom of younger generations, offering a rich cultural experience.
- Gosaikunda Lake: A sacred lake of great religious significance, Gosaikunda Lake is a highlight of the trek. Hearing the enchanting story of how this lake was formed adds a spiritual dimension to your journey.
Overview of Langtang Helambu Trek
Another highlight of the Langtang Helambu Trek is the sacred Gosaikunda Lake, steeped in Hindu religious significance. When you hear the enchanting story of how this lake was formed, you’ll be filled with a newfound belief in the divine. Who better to narrate this story than your knowledgeable guide?
During your stay in Kathmandu, you will be accommodated in a comfortable 3-star hotel (Value category). Throughout the trek, you will spend your nights in tea houses, which are lodges or guesthouses. The term “tea house” is a traditional name for these lodges, harkening back to a time when they primarily served tea. Nowadays, they offer meals and provide accommodations for trekkers and climbers. These tea houses vary in facilities from village to village, with some offering attached bathrooms and hot water, while others provide basic amenities, including shared toilets and bathrooms. In high-altitude and remote areas, some may offer dormitory-style accommodations. Nevertheless, all tea houses provide you with a bed, pillow, blanket, and bedsheet. It’s advisable to bring your own sleeping bag.
The cost of your trip includes transportation expenses, eliminating the need for you to incur additional costs while in Nepal. This covers airport pick-up and drop-off services via private vehicle. Additionally, it includes surface transportation from Kathmandu to Shyabru Besi, Melamchi, and back to Kathmandu via a public bus.
Meeting at the Airport:
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our team will be readily available to greet you outside the airport terminal. Look for our representative holding a signboard displaying our company name. You will be transferred to your hotel, where one of our team members will provide you with a detailed briefing about the trip. If time permits, you may also visit our office, where we will provide further information in your hotel lobby.
In Kathmandu and Pokhara, breakfast will be provided at your hotel. While trekking, your body requires ample energy due to the higher altitudes. Therefore, the meals we provide are carefully balanced, offering the right mix of carbohydrates, protein, and fat in three full meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, along with tea or coffee.
Breakfast – 18 Lunch – 14 Dinner – 15 Farewell Dinner:
The farewell dinner is a special occasion for us to come together and celebrate the successful completion of our journey. We will dine at a traditional Nepali restaurant, sharing our experiences and enjoying the flavors of Nepali cuisine.
Certificate of Accomplishment:
Our company will present you with a certificate of accomplishment and traditional Nepali gifts as tokens of our appreciation and gratitude for choosing Travel Max Guide. We value your trust and are thankful for your support in making our mission a success.
Travel Max Guide Team:
Travel Max Guide is comprised of a dedicated team with over a decade of experience in the tourism industry. We are passionate about adventure and sustainable tourism, and we began our journey by supporting education programs for children in Nepal. Our transition into the travel business was driven by the desire to generate local funds to support our social initiatives. We believe in giving back to our communities and providing opportunities for all.
Travel insurance is a prerequisite for your trip, especially when trekking in high-altitude regions exceeding 3,000 meters. We strongly advise obtaining travel insurance in your home country before your arrival in Nepal. Ensure your policy covers medical expenses, helicopter evacuations from altitudes between 5,000 and 6,000 meters, and other health-related contingencies. Please provide us with a copy of your insurance policy, and in the event of a mountain rescue operation, as mentioned above, we will liaise with the insurance company to facilitate the necessary procedures.
Passport and Visa:
Prior to your arrival in Nepal, ensure your passport remains valid for at least six months. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can obtain a Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ for Nepal, which can be stamped on your passport. Visa fees vary depending on the duration of your stay:
- 15 Days: $30
- 30 Days: $50
- 90 Days: $125
For travelers from China or SAARC countries, a complimentary visa will be provided. It is also advisable to carry four passport-sized photos.
Nepal offers trekking opportunities throughout the year. Trekking can be undertaken in various regions, and the best season depends on individual preferences. The following are the primary trekking seasons in Nepal, each with its unique charm:
- Autumn Season (September to November)
- Winter Season (November to February)
- Spring Season (March to May)
- Rainy Season (June to August)
You can choose from different types of treks in Nepal, each offering a distinct experience:
- Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
- Camping Trekking
- Home Stay Trekking
Travel Max Guide offers a range of trekking experiences categorized by themes, including popular treks, restricted treks, charity treks, lake treks, service treks, tailor-made treks, national park treks, off-the-beaten-path treks, short treks, camping treks, family treks, luxury treks, medical treks, teahouse treks, new route treks, and more.
Extend Your Holiday / Optional Itinerary and Services:
At Travel Max Guide, we provide the option to extend your holiday and customize your itinerary and services. Whether you’d like to add extra days or tailor your journey to suit your preferences, simply let us know during the booking process. If you have a specific private holiday in mind, we can accommodate your requirements and create a personalized experience. Feel free to reach out to us via email, and our travel planner will respond promptly.
Group Trekking / Single Travelers:
Group trekking typically includes a minimum of two people and can accommodate a maximum of 30 participants. Our group trekking packages include guide leaders, one porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant trekking guide for groups with eight or more participants. We also offer private trekking options tailored to your schedule and preferences, as well as solo trekking.
Contributing to a Good Cause:
Travel Max Guide is affiliated with the First Act Nepal (FAN), an organization committed to social work and supporting the education of children in Nepal. A portion of your trip cost contributes to FAN’s child sponsorship program, which provides crucial assistance to underprivileged children. Your participation directly supports this noble cause and helps us expand our community to create opportunities for all.
We offer volunteering opportunities for those interested in engaging in social work or contributing to meaningful projects during their visit to Nepal. If you have a passion for volunteering and would like to make a positive impact, please contact us for more information.
If you’re interested in documenting your journey or capturing special moments, Travel Max Guide offers travel documentaries and travel photography trips across Nepal. We can create personalized documentaries for you and ensure you capture the essence of your experience through the lens. If you have any specific requests or would like to make arrangements for special events, such as filming or photography, please get in touch with us. These services are not included in the standard package and will be quoted separately.
Upon request, we can organize travel photography tours in Nepal. These tours are led by experienced photographers who will guide you through Nepal’s Himalayan landscapes and provide photography tips and guidance. Whether you’re a professional photographer, filmmaker, or simply interested in learning photography, Nepal offers incredible opportunities. Please contact us for further details.
Detail Itinerary of Langtang Helambu Trek
Embark on an unforgettable journey that begins and concludes in Kathmandu. Our 19-day Langtang Helambu Trek includes top-tier accommodations, hassle-free transportation, essential domestic flights, the guidance of certified and expert local trek leaders, and all the necessary permits for your trekking adventure.
Vital Note for Your Itinerary:
Upon the successful completion of your 15-day journey, you will return to Kathmandu via a public bus from Melamchi. To ensure a smooth and well-prepared start to your trek, we highly advise all travelers to arrive in Kathmandu at least one day prior to the departure date, ideally in the afternoon. This additional day will provide ample time for essential guidance, equipment checks, comprehensive weather briefings, and emotional support.
Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, the vibrant city of temples and the current epicenter of development in Nepal. Our team is here to ensure that your journey begins smoothly right from your arrival at TRIBHUWAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. Look for our representatives holding a prominent TRAVEL MAX GUIDE SIGNBOARD and your name, making it easy for you to spot us upon landing. From there, we will swiftly transport you to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle.
Alternatively, we can take you to our office, where you are welcome to ask any questions you may have. While at our office, you can savor a cup of tea or coffee, allowing us to address any inquiries you may have and provide additional information. If time permits, you have the option to explore Thamel, the bustling tourist hub located just outside our office. In Thamel, you can discover a variety of dining options and activities to suit your preferences, ensuring a memorable start to your adventure in Kathmandu. Whether you’re seeking delicious cuisine or unique experiences, we are here to guide you to the places that travelers like you find most appealing in a new destination.
Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley and trek preparation
Today’s sightseeing itinerary encompasses the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, offering a diverse range of experiences at Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. Our city guide from TMG will expertly plan the most effective route for your sightseeing based on your interests and preferences.
Kathmandu Durbar Square
Your exploration begins at Kathmandu Durbar Square, a place of historical significance. Once a ceremonial site and royal palace where coronations took place, it now serves as a palace-museum. This square immerses you in the royal lifestyle, surrounded by monuments, temples, and statues dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
Prepare for an elevated experience at Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, due to its altitude and age of over 2,000 years. This Buddhist Stupa is of paramount importance in Nepal and features a captivating face of Lord Buddha on each side. The base of the stupa showcases stonework representing the wisdom of Lord Buddha through the Five Dhyani Buddhas: Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya. Visitors flock to this site for a bird’s-eye view of Kathmandu.
Pashupatinath, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, stands as an ancient marvel under the care of Nepal’s Hindu Committees. While only Hindus are permitted to enter through the main gate of the Pashupatinath Temple, as an observer, you can appreciate its architectural beauty from a distance. This temple is located in close proximity to the heart of Kathmandu, and you may have the opportunity to witness Hindu cremation rituals if you’re fortunate.
Bouddhanath, another remarkable stupa, holds deep significance for Buddhists and is considered one of their holiest pilgrimage sites. With its striking white dome resembling Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath is believed by some to house the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (a Buddha incarnation), while others attribute it to Lord Buddha himself. Encircling the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha, creating a serene atmosphere for visitors to appreciate at any time.
Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) on a Public Bus Duration: 8 hours
Your journey commences in Nepal’s capital city as you board a bus bound for Syabrubesi, a picturesque village. As the bus navigates the highway, your window frames lush green hills and offers glimpses of the Trishuli River, renowned for its thrilling rafting adventures. The road carries you through the scenic route, eventually reaching Dhunche, another prominent village in the region. Along the way, terraced fields adorned with rice and maize crops dot the landscape, and your eyes are drawn to the majestic presence of Ganesh Himal, a snow-capped mountain gracing the horizon. As you continue your journey, the once-smooth highway transforms into a rugged path, signaling your approach to Syabrubesi.
Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) Duration: 5 hours
Following a hearty breakfast, your trek embarks alongside the Langtang Khola, a graceful river that will be your constant companion on this journey. Your path meanders through a landscape of diverse terrains, where you’ll encounter both uphill and downhill sections. Enveloping you along this trail is an enchanting oak and rhododendron forest, with rhododendrons being the national flower of Nepal. As you venture deeper into this natural wonderland, you’ll come across a suspension bridge that spans the river. Crossing this bridge, you’ll begin a challenging ascent, a strenuous uphill climb that eventually leads you to a well-deserved resting place—Lama Hotel.
Trek to Langtang village (3,307 m) Duration: 5 hours
The trail ahead presents a challenging uphill climb, rewarding you with magnificent mountain vistas and the enchanting sight of cascading waterfalls. As you progress, you’ll reach a pastoral area known as Ghoda Tabala, which translates to “horse stable” in Nepali. From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the Langtang Himal. Continuing your journey, you’ll pass through quaint villages, engage with local herders, and even visit a Buddhist monastery nestled within this valley. Amidst this valley lies the village of Langtang, not only one of the oldest settlements but also a place that offers unparalleled views of the majestic mountains that surround it.
Trek to Kyanjin Gumba (3870m) Duration: 4 hours
Following breakfast, your journey continues with an uphill trek. Along the way, you’ll encounter several villages, including Mundu, Sindum, and Yamphu. These villages are adorned with water mills, prayer wheels, and Chortens—sacred sites for Buddhists to offer their devotion. Your path will also lead you to ascend a moraine, providing a vantage point from which you can marvel at the awe-inspiring Langtang Lirung mountain and a breathtaking icefall.
Further along the trail, you’ll arrive at a location featuring Nepal’s largest mani wall, intricately engraved with sacred Buddhist inscriptions. Your path then takes you to Kyanjin Gompa, a significant religious site, and the nearby Kyanjin Ri, a panoramic viewpoint situated at an altitude of over 4,000 meters. From here, you’ll be treated to exceptional vistas of the surrounding landscapes.
Kyanjin Gumba Exploration Day
Your trek continues towards the summit of Tsergo Ri, a snow-covered peak that serves as a remarkable viewpoint. As you ascend this summit, you’ll encounter colorful Buddhist prayer flags adorning the landscape. From the summit of Tsergo Ri, you’ll be rewarded with a breathtaking panorama featuring Kyanjin Ri (4,773 meters) and the majestic Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters) dominating the scenery.
Before embarking on this ascent or after reaching the summit, you have the opportunity to explore a nearby monastery and a cheese factory. Additionally, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views of massive ice faces. Afterward, you’ll ascend Chorkari Ri, which stands at an impressive altitude of 5,050 meters. This vantage point not only offers the highest viewpoint on your journey but also provides a spellbinding and spectacular perspective of Langtang Peak.
Trek Back to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) Duration: 5.5 hours
The descent, although physically demanding, promises to be an enjoyable experience. You’ll follow a downhill trekking trail from Lama Hotel, reveling in the magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains that surround you. As you make your way downhill, take your time and savor the scenery because there won’t be any more steep ascents on this part of the trail. The effort you put into this descent will be rewarded by the continuous presence of stunning mountain vistas, including Langtang Lirung and others. You’ll find yourself surrounded by the serene beauty of nature throughout this portion of your journey.
Trek to Thulo Shyaphru (2,250 m) Duration: 5 hours
The trekking trail leads you to the village of Rimche, where you’ll find yourself ascending even though the overall elevation is decreasing. As you descend, you’ll reach the Langtang Khola, a river that you can cross easily. From there, your journey takes you through Bamboo and Landslide Lodge. While you pass through these villages before reaching Thulo Syabru, it’s Thulo Syabru itself that stands out with its awe-inspiring view of Langtang Lirung (7,227 m). Along the way, you’ll also encounter enchanting forests of pine and juniper as well as a picturesque waterfall, making today’s trek a memorable experience.
Trek to Shin Gumba (3,250 m) Duration: 5 hours
As you continue your trek, the trail gradually widens as it leads you downhill through a lush forest comprised of rhododendron, hemlock, and oak trees. Eventually, you’ll arrive at Shin Gumba. Although this trail eventually leads to Gosaikunda, you won’t be heading there today as it’s crucial to acclimatize before ascending to an altitude of over 4,000 meters tomorrow.
En route to Gosaikunda, you’ll encounter Chortens, which hold great religious significance for Buddhists. This is a notable contrast since Gosaikunda itself is highly revered by Hindus. While the lake is a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus, non-Hindus like yourself are welcome to visit. Along the way, you’ll pass through Garta village and a monastery before arriving at Shin Gumba. Here, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung. Shin Gumba is not only home to a monastery but is also renowned for its picturesque landscapes and cheese production.
Trek to Gosainkunda (4,300 m) Duration: 5 hours
Today is a special day indeed, as you are making your way to Gosaikunda Lake, one of the highlights of the Langtang Helambu Trek. Along the route to this lake, you will encounter other beautiful lakes such as Saraswatikunda and Bhairab Kunda. In the Nepali language, “Kunda” translates to “pond” or “lake.”
As you trek, you’ll be treated to magnificent views of the towering Himalayan mountains, including Manaslu (8,156 m), Annapurna, Hinchuli, and Ganesh Himal (7,422 m). Moreover, you’ll pass by a total of 12 lakes, with Saraswatikunda, Bhairab Kunda, and Gosaikunda being the most significant ones.
In Hindu mythology, Saraswati is the goddess of knowledge, while Bhairab represents another formidable form of Lord Shiva, one of the most revered deities in Hinduism. According to legend, Lord Shiva created Gosaikunda to quench His thirst. This sacred lake is nestled among the awe-inspiring Himalayan peaks, making it a truly extraordinary sight.
Cross the Laurebinayak Pass (4,610 m) and Trek to Ghopte (3,430 m) Duration: 6 hours
Your journey continues as you make your way towards the Laurebinayak Pass, which stands at an elevation of 4,610 meters. As you ascend to this pass, you’ll officially enter the Helambu Region. The summit of the pass offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the lakes below, providing a unique aerial perspective of the landscape.
From this point, your trekking trail will lead you into the Melamchi Valley. Along the way, you’ll traverse moraines and cairns, adding to the adventure. The trail will take you through small hills that offer stunning vistas of the Himalayas, and it will also guide you to Surya Kunda, a picturesque lake.
After taking in the natural beauty and landscapes, your journey proceeds to Ghopte, a village situated at an elevation of over 3,000 meters. Ghopte is another remarkable stop on your trekking route.
Trek to Melamchi Gaon via Thadepati Pass (3,690 m) Duration: 6 hours
Your trekking journey continues with a mix of uphill and downhill paths as you pass through a dense forest. These variations in terrain add an element of adventure to your trek. Eventually, you arrive at the village of Thare Pati.
While en route to Thare Pati, you’ll encounter a ridge that offers a stunning view of Soli Danda, a beautiful hilltop area. From there, your path leads you to a suspension bridge. Crossing such bridges can be quite exhilarating, especially when you look down to see a glacial river beneath you.
After safely crossing the suspension bridge, you’ll make your way to Melamchi, one of the most picturesque villages in the Helambu Valley. Melamchi is renowned among Nepalese residents, particularly those living in Kathmandu, for its natural beauty and charm.
Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m) Duration: 5.5 hours
Your trek today takes you through a variety of landscapes and features as you continue your journey. You’ll encounter a stupa, cross a small stream, pass through a forested area, and ultimately reach Ama Yangri.
Throughout this part of the trek, you’ll come across numerous stupas and Buddhist prayer flags, which are common in the region and hold cultural significance. You’ll also be treated to breathtaking views of the towering peaks, including Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang Ranges, which seem remarkably close.
As you make your way, you’ll ascend to an elevation of 3800 meters, and you’ll also pass through a yak pasture and negotiate stone steps. Finally, you’ll arrive at Tarkeghyang, a charming Sherpa village known for its beauty and cultural richness.
Trek to Shermathang (2,590 m) Duration: 5.5 hours
Today’s trek begins after a satisfying breakfast. The trekking trail ahead is relatively easy, taking you through lush forests and charming villages. Along the way, you’ll encounter significant cultural and religious landmarks such as Chortens (Buddhist stupas), monasteries, and a mani wall adorned with prayer stones.
You’ll pass through the villages of Parachin and Gangyul, where the residents practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism. As you continue your journey, you’ll gradually make your way to Sermathang. This village is not only beautiful in its own right but also serves as a fantastic viewpoint. From Sermathang, you’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas of the Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, and the Langtang Ranges, providing a fitting conclusion to your Helambu trek.
Trek to Melamchi (870m) Duration: 5 hours
After a hearty breakfast, you’ll embark on your descent along the trekking trail. This path leads you through scenic meadows, cultivated fields, and charming villages. The cultivated fields offer a glimpse into the local agricultural practices in the region.
Your journey will ultimately bring you to Melamchi Bazaar, a small village market. Here, you might find various local goods and souvenirs that pique your interest, making it an excellent opportunity for some shopping or exploration before concluding your trek.
Drive to Kathmandu on a Public Bus Duration: 4 hours
As you make your way back to Kathmandu, take some time to reflect on the beautiful memories and experiences you’ve gathered during the Langtang Helambu Trek. The trek has offered you breathtaking landscapes, cultural insights, and the opportunity to connect with the natural beauty of Nepal.
Upon your return to Kathmandu, our team will be ready to welcome you at our office. After resting and freshening up, if you have some free time, you can explore Thamel, the bustling tourist hub of Kathmandu, where you can find a variety of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions to enjoy. It’s a great way to wrap up your journey before departing.
Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner
The day is yours to decide how you’d like to spend it. You have a few options to choose from:
- Rest and Relax: If you’re feeling tired after the trek, you can spend the day relaxing at your hotel. Take some time to unwind, reflect on your journey, and enjoy the comforts of your accommodation.
- Shopping: Kathmandu, especially Thamel, is known for its vibrant markets and shops that sell Nepali hand-made goods, souvenirs, and gifts. You can explore these markets and pick up some unique items for your friends and relatives. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide for recommendations or bargaining tips.
- Exploring Thamel: Thamel is a lively neighborhood filled with restaurants, cafes, and cultural attractions. You can take a stroll through its bustling streets, visit local shops, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere.
In the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to join a farewell dinner with the Travel Max Guide’s team. It’s a wonderful way to share your experiences, express gratitude, and enjoy a delicious meal together as you bid farewell to Nepal.
The choice is yours, and you can tailor your day to your preferences.
Breakfast & Dinner
A company representative will provide you with a private vehicle transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu for your departure. They will ensure that you reach the airport in a timely manner, allowing you to catch your flight. If you have any specific flight details or requirements, please communicate them with the representative, and they will assist you accordingly.
Safe travels, and we hope you had a memorable experience during your Langtang Helambu Trek in Nepal! If you ever plan to return or have any more questions in the future, feel free to reach out.
- 3 star hotel accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu
- Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse accommodation during the time of trekking
- Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
- Kathmandu to Syabru besi by local transport and back from Melamchi to Kathmandu. (On request: during the time of booking, you can ask for us for your comfort to provide private vehicle; additional cost)
- Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide and porter
- Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)
- Langtang National Park permits and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking
- Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
- Insurance of Guides and Porters, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
- Trip accomplishment certificate.
- All government taxes
- International flights ticket
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Nepal entry visa
- Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
- Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
- Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section
- Duffel Bag
- Sleeping Bag
- Pole Stick
- Water bottles (3 liters capacity)
- Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm
- Headlamp, spare batteries
- Toiletries, and a small washcloth (bandana can serve as a washcloth)
- Hiking boots
- Hiking socks
- Brimmed sunhat and bandana
- Warm hat
- Rain shell, waterproof/breathable jacket
- Warm top, such as a long-sleeved sweater
- One or two cotton shirts
- Long pants
- Fleece jacket
- Rain pants, waterproof/breathable pant
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Frequently asked questions.
Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, with guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences.
What are the documents required for the Nepalese Visa?
Ensure you bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 passport-sized photos. The fee for the Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days is US $ 40 and for the tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days is the US $ 100. You have to pay these at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
What is trekking like in Nepal?
It is an opportunity to combine challenging mountain trail, unique culture and stunning mountains that are famous in the world. Nepal is home to an incredible trek like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek and many popular trekking routes that lead you to the wilderness. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek are the world’s famous and iconic.
When to trek?
February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December are typically for trekking in Nepal.
It is ok if I have never trekked in Nepal before.
TMG does not expect previous trekking experience from you; however, all the treks that it organizes are physically demanding. It recommends starting an exercise before your trek date. Many of its trips are at a higher altitude, the minimum is 2,000 m, and the max is 5,000 m plus.
Altitude mountain sickness
It is a sickness caused due to a lack of oxygen at an altitude of 2000 m plus. Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. If you or anyone in your party begins to experience symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), do not ascend any further, and if they do not improve, then descend to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate in the urine, therefore making the blood more acidic, which stimulates breathing, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. If serious sickness is encountered or symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) occur, descent with another trekker is A MUST. Please consult the pharmacist when purchasing Diamox and do your research. One major thing to remember is that the body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!
Is my trek guaranteed departure?
Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except if is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disaster that will create undesirable travel conditions.
Can trek run with lower than minimum numbers?
Yes. We run from solo travel to group travel.
What is the age limit for the trek?
There is no age restriction.
What First-Aid does TMG take?
All our trekking guides are certified as Wilderness First-Aid Course and have years of experience in the mountains.
Does TMG provide Mountain Rescue?
Yes, it provides a helicopter to rescue you. TMG strongly recommends you for trip insurance at an altitude of 2,000 m to 5,000 m. Please read the insurance policy of your company. Bring a copy of your insurance paper to Nepal.
Is there any dietary restriction?
No, please tell us whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian. TMG will accommodate your diet that you wish to eat. We recommend a vegan diet because it provides more fiber, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds. They also appear to be richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E.
How much does a water bottle cost in the mountain?
It costs US $2 and the US $4 at the lower and the higher elevation respectively.
There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal of 5,650 m- 6,500 m height classified as trekking peaks. Climbing permits for these peaks cost USD 350 for one to four members, an additional USD 40 each for the next four members and USD 25 each for the final four members. Trekking peaks require a qualified climbing guide, permits, and deposits to cover camp waste disposal.
A few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, some may not be comfortable, so it makes sense to bring a sleeping bag even for teahouse treks. Camping is another option for trekkers and it can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported by a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Homestays in local villages can also be organized in a few treks.
Experience & Fitness
The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide/porter) and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of 5,650 m-6,500 m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.
Always carry a head torch/lamp, water, some food, and a mobile phone with helicopter evacuation number, local police station and nearby health post in case of emergencies.
Before the departures check that your travel insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions. Be aware that some insurance companies view even walking in the mountains as “mountaineering” and will not provide coverage. Most reputable trekking agencies will require proof of rescue insurance before you start on your trek. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5,000 meters. Some insurance policies, in fact, most, will not cover you over 4,000 m. So make sure about your rescue insurance before you go for trekking.
Trek legally. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or “independent guides” through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent. Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks – including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.
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