per person from USD 1100
5 - Based on 2 Reviews
USD 1,100 /pp
|Mid February - May & September - Early December
|15 Nights, 16 Days
|Easy to Medium
|Hotel in City & lodge in trekking
|Activity Per Day:
|Approximately 4-6 hrs walking
|Syabru Besi- Lama hotel- Langtang village- Gosaikunda- Sundarijal
|Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Valley, Langtang Ri, Gosaikunda Lake
- Stunning view of Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Langtang II(6,586m), Ghangchenpo (6,387), Yala Peak (5,500m), Naya Khang (5,844m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m) Dorje Lhakpa (6,430m), and Annapurna Mountain Range.
- Langtang village is home to the Tamang community and ancient Kyanjin Gompa.
- Sacred Gosainkunda lake with religious importance at an altitude of 4380 meters.
- Experience a trek full of natural beauty and culture (one of Nepal’s Tibetan-influenced tribes).
- An insight into Tibetan Buddhism religion.
- Beautiful Lirung and Kimsung glaciers.
- Trails full of natural and beautiful lakes.
- Climate ranging from tropical to alpine
- The highest elevation of 4,380 m at Gosainkunda
- Local cheese factory at Kyanjin Gomba and Sing Gomba.
Langtang Circuit Trek is one of the most popular and closest trekking destinations in the Langtang region of Nepal and ranks third in terms of trekking popularity in Nepal. It is only about 80 km north of the capital city, Kathmandu, and 7 to 8 hours of jeep ride take us to Syabrubesi, the starting point of our trek. The trek combined the Langtang Valley Trek with the Gosainkunda Lake Trek making a complete circuit trek. It is an easy and moderate level of trekking suitable for novice and time-limited travelers seeking an amazing trekking experience.
The trek comprises a wide range of climate regions, from tropical to alpine, with an overall altitude fluctuation of 1,550 m to 4,620 m. This trek full of natural beauty, snow-capped mountains, glacier lakes, and rich culture would not disappoint you. We will reach the alpine freshwater lake Gosainkunda during the trek. It is a popular sacred site of Hindu pilgrims having natural magnificence and religious significance. A holy lake is believed to be created by Lord Shiva.
There are options for day trips, such as a stroll to Tserko Ri or Kyanjin Ri. These viewpoints offer a panoramic view of the Langtang mountain range covered with snow. Soaking in the breathtaking vistas of mountains, valleys, and glaciers is just an awe-inspiring experience. Further, numerous glaciers come to life and become eye-catching during the winter.Continue Reading
A peaceful trekking path in the Langtang region is very fresh. For instance, the trek traverses through the dense forest of alders, bamboo, oaks, rhododendrons (during spring), pines, juniper, and alpine shrubs. The Nepalese larch is the only deciduous conifer found in this region and a few places elsewhere. In addition to offering excitement, the trek allows you to experience actual wilderness in the magnificent Langtang National Park. In fact, the park is home to a variety of animals, including the elusive Red Panda and Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bears, Himalayan Tahr, gorals, serows, rhesus monkeys, musk deer, etc. More than 250 different species of birds reside in the park as well.
The monasteries, mani walls, and chortens are evidence of the Buddhist influence in this tranquil area. This trip offers an opportunity to interact with people and an insight into Tamang and Hyolmo culture. Giving a taste of Nepali Kindness, the Tamang community welcomes you to their beautiful typical culture. The Himalayan scenery visible from the region is Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,430m), Yala Peak (5,500 m), and the Annapurna range. The warmth of the Hyolmo people soothes the heart; the breathtaking view of the Himalayas soothes the eyes.Read Less
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See for yourself if all that you have read and watched on the internet, about the tranquil beauty of Nepal and warm hospitality of Nepalese. After flying through the beautiful view of this trekkers’ paradise, you will meet our company representative at the airport. You must have an impatient heart for a breathtaking adventure. Get ready to experience Nepal up close and personal. But first, we will transfer you to your hotel.
If you have an early arrival, you may stroll around the hippest and happening area in Thamel, where you can find restaurants with varieties of cuisine to dine. This first night in the country, you will be staying in Kathmandu.
On your second day, you can go sightseeing to some of the famous religious and historical sites of Kathmandu. After exploring this city of temples, you will meet your trekking guide at the hotel. You will be briefed in detail about the trek. The guide will also assist you with any last-minute shopping that you require for the trek.
Have a well-rested night at Kathmandu before heading off to the mountains. (You can dump the stuff you do not want during the trek at the hotel or our office store.)
After an early morning breakfast, we will take a 7- 8 hours jeep drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We drive north of Kathmandu on the mountainous highway through the Bhote Koshi River, Langtang River, and alder, and bamboo forests. During the journey, we get glimpses of stunning views of waterfalls, gorges, terrace fields, small villages, and snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II (7,937m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163), Ganesh Himal (7,422) and other peaks.
From Syabrubesi, we start our trek along the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Rivers, climbing uphills and passing through lush jungles, terraced fields, maple, and Rhododendron forest, and small villages full of bamboo and birch trees. You might spot the red panda, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and rhesus monkeys on the path. After some gentle climb, we reached Rimche (2,400m/7,874ft), and finally to our final stop for the day, the Lama Hotel.
We start our trek after having breakfast. We will trek alongside the Langtang River and ascends through the dense forest of oak, maple, and rhododendron. As we walk on, we start getting the sight of snow-capped mountains if the weather is favorable. We will have a beautiful occasional sight of Langtang Lirung (7,245m) between the trees along the route. The narrow river valley eventually widens after reaching Ghoda Tabela (3,030m) and the mountains appear on either side of the valley. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but it has a New Army Post with a few lodges.
The trail continues, passing by a few temporary sheds inhabited by herders who bring their yaks to graze in the high pastures in the summer and descend during the winter. If you have never seen yaks before, you will probably be seeing them for the first time here. We eventually arrived at Chyamki Village (3230m), which had ancient mani walls, chortens, and prayer flags.
The trail then traverses through the landside area, a sad reminder of the 2015 earthquake, where the old Langtang village once was. After crossing the huge rock field area of the landside, we reached the New Langtang village, where we spend the night.
Today will be our short and easy trek. Throughout the journey, we pass through mani walls scripted with Buddhist mantras, small villages, yak pastures, and grasslands. After walking for about half an hour we reach Mundu village with some typical old houses reminding us that what all the villages once looked like in this valley.
The trail ascends gradually from Mundu as the valley widens and the views expand while passing through yak pastures. We can feel the thin air as we ascend at a higher altitude. We trek slowly because we will be gaining elevation, allowing our bodies to acclimatize. The trail arrives at the Kyangjin Gomba after crossing a number of minor streams and moraines. There is an old monastery nearby, as well as a cheese factory run by the government. It would be a great idea to spend the rest of the day strolling around and exploring the area.
Today is our exploration day around Kyanjin Gomba. There won’t be any long and tedious treks, just a short hike around. Today, we hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,773m), a lower peak than Tsergo Ri (4,985m), which can be challenging for beginners.
Hike to Tsergo-Ri, if you’re looking for more adventure. Both of these day-hike locations provide breathtaking mountain ranges and glaciers. Langshisa Kharka is another day hiking destination from Kyanjin Gompa. We’ll head back to Kyanjin Gompa for the evening as the sun sets.
As we depart Kyangjin Gompa, we’ll take one last look at the majestic mountains and descend towards Lama Hotel. We will have a lunch break at Ghoda Tabela and continue on to Lama Hotel, where we will spend the night.
Today we descend by the banks of Langtang Khola to Pairo, then cross the river and climb up to Thulo Shyabru. We traverse through the rhododendron, bamboo, and pine forest with a possible encounter with wild boar, deer, and langur monkeys jumping around the trees.
You will witness the Langtang Himalayan ranges and Ganesh Himal while passing through some beautiful Tamang villages and forests on the way. We will reach the Thulo Shyabru village after crossing the suspension bridge at the bottom of the village.
After breakfast, we leave Thulo Shyabru, ascend by the Army post, and reach Daragang. The trail passes through the rhododendrons hemlock, pine, and oak forest to Sing Gumba. You may even the rare Red Panda if you are too lucky enough while passing the forest.
The stunning views of the Langtang Himal, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal can be enjoyed from the route. We continue our trek towards Dhmasa and finally Sing Gomba, where we stop and stay for the night. Visit a popular local cheese factory to enjoy local yak cheese, and an ancient Buddhist monastery to offer some prayers to the Gods for the further trek.
After breakfast on this particular day, we hike towards the revered lake Gosainkunda. We ascend to Cholangpati, where the magnificent Langtang Himal (7, 234m), the most well-known peak in the entire Langtang region, awaits us. Eventually, the elevation increases as we approach Lauribinayak. The challenging trail provides breathtaking mountain views as we ascend, including Ganesh Himal (7,442 m), Annapurna I (8,031 m), Manaslu (8,156 m), and Langtang Lirung (7,227 m).
To get to Lauribinayak, the trail travels through a pine and rhododendron forest, a deserted barren mountain forest, a moist mountain forest, junipers, and dry scrub vegetation. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the nearby high mountains, pastures, lush hills, deep valleys, and gorges from the top of the Lauribinay pass for the last time because we won’t be able to see them after leaving the pass behind.
The trail then becomes somewhat flat and steep. We finally catch our first glimpse of waterfalls and lakes, Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda, with the mountains in the background after continuing to walk for another hour or so. We then walk for another 30 minutes until we reach Gosainkunda Lake, where we will spend the night today. It is a renowned Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, and between the lake is a black rock that is thought to be Lord Shiva’s shrine.
According to legend, the lake was created when Lord Shiva used his trident to pierce a mountain in order to quench his thirst after ingesting poison. Each year, during the holy Janai Purnima festival in the fall, tens of thousands of pilgrims travel to the lake. You can take a leisurely stroll around the lakes and hike up the ridge to the viewpoint above the lodges to take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and lakes.
After an early breakfast, we will ascend through more spectacular lakes to the Lauribina/Surya Kunda pass at 4620 meters before descending to the picturesque Helambu region. After that, we make our way through a wide valley until we reach High Camp (4240 m), where we continue on a steeper, rocky stone-paved path to Phedi. Phedi is immediately followed by a descent to a footbridge over a stream. After navigating additional streams, pine hills, juniper groves, and rhododendron forests, we finally arrive in Ghopte, where we spend the night.
After breakfast, we leave Ghopte and travel through a rhododendron and pine forest on some uphill and downhill trails. We arrive at Thadepati’s serene highlands settings at 3650 meters after the final ascent section, which takes us about two hours. Thadepati offers breathtaking views of the Helambu Valley and numerous mountains, including Dorje Lakpa, Phurbi Chhyachu, Jugal Himal, and many more. All day long, we will be wandering through the luscious forests. After Thadepti, the trail gradually descends through the forest. To get to Magingoth, we will travel through open meadows with a few shepherds’ huts (3,265m). Walking along the path, we can see Ghanchempo and Dorje Lakpa.
After a brief hike, we arrive at the Bhanjyang. From there, we take the left route through a rhododendron, oak, and pine forest to the village of Kutumsang (2,470m). Beautiful Kutumsang is home to Helambu Sherpas (Hyolmo), who have distinct cultures and traditions from those of the Khumbu and Rolwaling regions.
At Kutumsang, the sunrise, chirping birds, and mountain views greet us as we awaken. After breakfast, we hit the trails with a leisurely stroll downhill through some forests, villages, and teahouses in the direction of Chisapani. After briefly ascending, we begin to descend toward Gulfu Bhanjyang (2,140m).
The trail then descends from a steep, rocky stone path and leads through a dusty off-road to Thodong village, where we locate Chipling village. Following this, we descend to Pati Bhanjyang (1,760m), and after ascending through a few villages, we reach Chisapani village at the top of the hill, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Jugal range.
For the last time, we will watch the sunrise over the mountains from Chisapani this morning. We set out on foot to the Shivapuri National Park checkpoint after breakfast. From here, we ascend the hill toward the forest by first taking the off-road path and then the paved path. All day long, we will walk in the national park, where we can smell and enjoy the untouched freshness of nature, and occasionally spot some wildlife. After passing a few water reservoirs and water pipes, we eventually arrive at Sundarijal (1460m), where we say goodbye to the trails and drive back to Kathmandu.
Once you reach Kathmandu you will check in at the previous hotel around the Thamel area. In the evening you can stroll around for souvenir shopping, drinks, and dinner. Walking around Thamel and nearby areas for shopping and self-exploring the narrow streets of this tourist hub is a good idea to spend your evening in Kathmandu. A few restaurants that serve delicious cuisine and hot coffee are located along the route, with good live music, and service.
Today, you will depart Nepal with beautiful memories and experiences. Our team will wish you farewell and transport you to the International Airport according to your flight schedule for your flight home. It’s good to be at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure.
Trekkers’ Paradise hopes to take you on another exciting tour in Nepal. If you want to return to Nepal for yet another tour or trek, contact us to schedule the greatest adventures in a prompt and easiest way.
- All necessary airport arrival departure as per the itinerary.
- 3 night’s hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis on BB plan.
- Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi for clients and guides in a private 4WD jeep.
- Transportation from Sundarijal – Kathmandu for clients and guides
- 3 meals a day during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in the itinerary
- 12 days best available room during the trekking in lodge & tea house
- Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide and his salary.
- The required number of porters to carry the luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
- Langtang National Park permit fee and special permit
- Trekking permit (TIMS).
- Welcome, /Farewell dinner
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Insurance for Nepali staffs
- All government and local taxes.
- Trekkers Paradise’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
- International airfare to/ from Nepal.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days – $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Insurance covers, medical, emergency evacuation, loss, etc.
- Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee), extra porters, etc
- Hot shower during the trekking.
- 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.
- Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
- Tips and gratitude provided to staff.
SUSAN JOY BROWN United Kingdom
Excellent safari in Chitwan and Bardia. Very professional company and we were looked after really well. Communication was easy and fast response. The guides on the safaris were brilliant and the accommodation was excellent. Within 25 days, we completed the Langtang-Helambu trek, a private tour of Chitwan, and Bardia. Can’t rate them highly enough.
Treva Reister United State of America
Greatest Experience in Langtang Region with Trekkers ParadiseIn March of 2021, I completed the Tamang Heritage with Langtang valley 2 weeks trek organized by Trekkers Paradise. The trek was incredible; everything was fantastic, particularly the old traditional houses, people, and their lifestyle. The entire trek from Syafru Besi to Kyanjin Gompa and back was an experience of a lifetime. I fondly remember our guide Biru, who has been a perfect guide and a great friend during the entire trek. Looking forward to seeing you soon for another exciting adventure.
The best physical condition is required to trek in Nepal’s high altitude. Without some pre-trek training or a good level of basic fitness, it can be hard. We suggest running, walking, hiking on the hill, and climbing stairs rather than elevators to prepare for the trek. Include swimming, rowing, and biking in your daily base training.
Basic further experience and strength required for Trekking
- One should be able to hike for 5-6 hours a day.
- One should be able to carry 6 kg themselves in a backpack for preparation.
- We suggest you run about 3/4 miles in the home for the preparation with some load on your back for one month to make your climbing much easier. Or use a treadmill for everyday running and walking.
- If you have an uphill location/mountain then once a week you should go hiking with a loaded bag pack on your back. If you do not have mountains and high hills then use stairs to go up/down than the elevator.
- Regular swimming, biking, and rowing are also good ways to maintain your physical strength.
- Fuel your body well with small but frequent healthy foods and drink plenty of water.
- Go through a trek grading and know what type of trekking is suitable for you. The treks are graded as easy, moderate, hard, and challenging treks.
- Go after what you want and what your physical capabilities will allow you to. Do not push too hard yourself. Trekking is not a competition. It is relaxing and rewarding.
- Walk at a pace you are most comfortable with. An assistant guide will be always walking at the back of the group so you don’t have to rush to catch up with the faster walkers at the front.
- Using trekking poles reduces the body and backpack’s weight on the legs and makes walking more easier on inclines.
- Invest in the comfortable full trekking boot with ankle support and a sturdy Vibram sole that suit your foot to avoid blisters.
Will someone come after my arrival to pick me up at the airport?
Yes, Trekkers Paradise representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall. He will be displaying Trekkers Paradise name card with your name on it. You will be moved to the pre-select Hotel after that.
Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?
All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.
What is the cost of the visa application process and Visa? Should we apply for a visa from our home country or will we get it at Nepalese Airport? Which documents are important that I should bring with me?
After landing, you can obtain a visa at Tribhuwan International Airport, furthermore, it will be easier if you are filling up the visa form online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) before taking the flight to Nepal. Entry Visa fees- at present are $ 30 for 15 days, $ 50 for 30 days, and $ 125 for a three-month visa on entry to Nepal.
You should bring the following essential documents on the trip:
- Valid Passport: must be valid for up to 6 months.
- Travel insurance: you need to provide a copy of the insurance paper to Trekkers Paradise before you start the trek.
- Flight Tickets.
- Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s bank, insurance, family contacts.
Where is Langtang?
Langtang is situated in the north of Kathmandu covering 1710 sq. km. it is about 30 km. North from Kathmandu.
Are there porters or yaks carrying the luggage or are we supposed to be carrying it alone?
Our porters, who are honest and experienced, will look after your luggage while on the trek. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like a camera, water bottle, sun cream, money, etc. Normally, we assign one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers.
Do I need permits?
Yes, all foreign citizens require two permits for this trek. You require Langtang National park permit, and a trekking permit (TIMS), Trekkers Paradise will ensure you get all the permits you need.
What time of the year is the best for this trip?
Except for June to midAuguest, the Langtang Circuit trek is recommended year-round. However, the best time to visit Langtang is from October to December and from March to May.
What are the facilities available in case of emergencies during the trek?
In case you suffer from altitude sickness or any other problems, we will offer you the doctor’s prescribed medicines according to the type of problem facing you. We will descend you and incise of extreme cases, you will get rescued by the helicopter.
Can I add extra days to my Trekking Trip?
Yes, it is absolutely possible to add some more days to the trip. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.
Are Trekkers Paradise’s staff insured?
Yes, all the staff of Trekkers Paradise including guides and porters are insured to recover any kinds of casualties.
What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?
- Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one’s home
- Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
- Taking photographs inside most temples are considered illegal
- Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
- Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel.
We will meet you at the airport and pick you up:
We organized Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) airport pick up and drop service. Upon your arrival, you are welcomed and greeted at your arrival gate (Holding your name on the company pamphlet- Trekkers Paradise) by our representative member from a company, then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. For departure transfer, we will come to pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and take you to the airport for your international flight.
Safety precaution for Langtang Circuit Trek:
Aside from geographical protection, Trekkers Paradise has taken safety in following things to make travel as safe as possible making the most out of it without any worry!
- Our guides have received extensive wilderness first-aid training.
- Trek leaders and guides have years of trekking experience who can help you if there is any kind of uneasiness and assure happiness & satisfaction are guaranteed.
- We’ll have High-quality masks & Gloves with sanitizers for everyday use throughout the journey for the Trekkers Paradise team assisting you.
- Encouragement and inspiration can be a regular occurrence.
- Food and accommodation in the mountains would be rechecked for additional hygiene
The meals during the trek:
Our trek takes us to high altitudes near the world’s highest point, which means your body will need enough starch, protein, and nutrition, as food is the body’s fuel for hiking on such massive Himalayan trails.
All the meals including breakfasts, lunch, and dinner are served during your stay in Kathmandu and the trekking journey. Usually, breakfast and dinner are served at the same hotel where we stay overnight and lunch is served en route to our destination during the trek.
The services are basic, with some of the popular western, Asian, or Nepalese menus being the most popular and consumed. The most popular and common menu items include the Dal-Bhat set, which consists of rice, lentils, and vegetables, as well as meat, rice, and noodle items, spaghetti, pasta, momo(dumplings), Tibetan bread, chapatti, local tsampa porridge, potatoes, sandwiches, macaroni dishes, pizza, Sherpa stew, steaks, vegetable curry and so forth. The Dessert Items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), Hard Drinks Steaks, etc.) are available on the menu as well during the trek.
However, you cannot compare them with the choices available in large cities. Usually, local agricultural products are used to prepare meals. Other ingredients are purchased from the market if they cannot grow at a particular elevation.
Breakfast and dinner orders are taken in advance to save time; breakfast orders are taken the night before and dinner orders are taken as soon as you arrive at the teahouse. Depending on your schedule for the day, your typical day will begin. Breakfast is served in your lodge each morning, after which you leave for the next stop. A guide will notify the next tea house or lodge of your arrival each day. Around noon, you’ll stop for lunch at any nearby lodge on the way. You will arrive at your destination shortly after lunch. You can unwind or explore the nearby attractions when you arrive. You will dine around 7 to 8 pm.
At high altitudes, we strongly advise drinking hot liquid drinks in addition to fresh vegetable foods and fruit drinks. Drink plenty of water, not all a once but regularly on a time intervals.
It is best to avoid smoking cigarettes, consuming alcohol, non-vegetarian foods like meat, caffeine-containing foods, hot chocolate, and dairy and cheese products on high-altitude treks. These things increase the chances of getting altitude sickness and diarrhea.
Accommodation details during the Trek:
16 days Langtang circuit trek includes thirteen nights’ lodge-to-lodge stay at a mountain and three nights at the hotel in Kathmandu, where we use the best available lodge and select the best accommodation in the Langtang region. We provide thirteen nights standard room generally twin sharing basis.
You can find some teahouses and lodges with good services on the trekking routes during your trekking days. But as you ascend higher they become more basic. Rooms are basic, almost every room consisting twin-bedded with two beds with a mattress, a pillow, and blankets. You can share a room with a fellow trekker with whom you feel at ease.
Although, each lodge has its own set of standards, please do not anticipate luxurious accommodations, particularly in the mountains. Most teahouses offer hot showers, boiled drinking water, extra blankets, charging stations, and WIFI for an additional fee. The price of teahouses is determined by the location and the facilities/services they offered.
Three nights of Hotels in Kathmandu before and after the trek is required which is included in the package.
Passport and Visa:
All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal, and at Nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended to the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport size photo.
The current cost of a visa for 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, and 90 Days – 125 (to be paid in cash) Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ. Other nationalities should check entry requirements. Visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended to stay in Nepal.
Visa Extension Fee: Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of a delay of less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.
Tipping is not included in the salaries of your guides, porters, or crew, but it is greatly appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tips are the accepted and a lovely way of saying thank you (“Dhanyabada”) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips the last day of the trek.
Booking and payment process:
Trekkers Paradise is a government authorized, registered, licensed, and bonded trekking and touring operator in Nepal. The company registered number is 221608/076/0677. We are members of the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). Therefore, the book the Trekkers Paradise trip with confidence as we are reliable.10 percent of payment in advance and other necessary documentations like passport copy, passport size photos, travel insurance policy, arrival, and departure flight details can be made later but must not exceed within two weeks’ period from the booking date. Payment is to be made by bank transfer, western union. The remaining trip cost can be paid whether in cash or by bank transfer when you arrive in Nepal. Furthermore, we put forward the necessary modes of payment details as per your convenience by mail.
Trekkers Paradise Crews:
During the Langtang circuit trek, you will be accompanied by our local best trained and well-experienced guides/Sherpa’s to make your journey even more comfortable and memorable. All guides are well trained licensed with prior experience they have spent years trekking / climbing a peak all over the world. Porters will also be assigned to carry your luggage. Two members will be assigned one porter, combined luggage should not exceed more than 20 kgs. We provide basic accommodation for our guides and porters or tents with sleeping gear and we also provided them food and warm drinks.
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Authorized certificate of Trekking Guide Training
- Fluency speaking English and other major Languages
- Rock climbing
- Conservation and biodiversity
Difficulties during Langtag Circuit Trek:
- The trekking trail to the circuit gets filthy during Monsoon.
- Altitude sickness like nausea, breathing difficulties, and headache becomes common
- Peak season gives rise to insufficiency of guest house and lodge in langtang
- Accommodations are of economic with no luxurious items and extra facilities
Safe Drinking Water
The availability of drinking water is not an issue. Bottled mineral water is available in most places for purchase, but there is no provision to dispose of plastic bottles. We encourage guests to do what they can to protect the environment. We do not recommend purchasing single-use plastic bottles. You can buy or bring your own Nalgene bottles on the trek which makes the trail free from bottles and rubbish.
Filling your water bottles in tea houses is another option for getting drinking water. Several guesthouses have the Euro-guard filters water. Boiled filter water is also available in tea houses that are completely safe to drink but may be inexpensive for the duration of the trek.
River water is generally full of glaciers and sand and may be contaminated with animal urine and toilet run-off, so do not drink it. The tap water in the lodges is piped from high up, away from rivers and clean glaciers, so it is better, but it still must be treated.
Use iodine drops (3 per liter) locally known as Lugols solution, available at Thamel supermarkets in Kathmandu. The chlorine-based tablets are another choice, but they do transmit a taste to the water. Alternatively, you could purchase a Steripen, which uses UV to kill the bacteria but a bit fragile to carry during the trek.
The best option is the water purification tablet Aquaprove, which uses cutting-edge technology. Most importantly, it works against all pathogens in impure water. It’s light, simple to use, has no taste, and is all-natural.
Waste Management during the trek
Leave No Traces, Only the Footprints! Pack out your own waste. We practice responsible eco-tourism and organize eco-friendly trips to support sustainable tourism.
The trekking trail in Nepal has suffered significant damage as a result of not having a strong policy on waste management. Act and travel responsibly. We prefer that all of our clients bring their trash and keep them in a container or bag, and dispose of it properly at a specific spot or dustbin.
How to avoid acute mountain sickness?
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the most deadly risk of trekking. Anyone can get a victim of this sickness when their body is exposed to a higher elevation in a short period of time and the body is unable to adapt to the changing atmospheric pressures. As you ascend higher, the oxygen and air pressure decrease. Our bodies are capable of handling the change, but they require time to gradually adapt. If it is not treated in time, it can be severe and result in death. You can take a few preventative measures to avoid it.
- Not to climb too high too fast.
- Climb slowly and attain the height gradually.
- Take it easy and climb at your own comfortable pace.
- Reduce your walking hours as you reach 2000 meters and walk slowly.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Get plenty of rest. If you feel like your body needs more rest, get it.
- Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
- Meditation and warm-up exercise each day before starting the trek.
- Allow an acclimatization day for every 1000m of elevation gain.
There are two more serious but less common severe forms of altitude sickness. Both have the potential to be fatal. You must descend immediately to receive medical care.
High-altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) causes the lungs to swell with excess fluid, which makes breathing difficult even when at rest. You experience extreme exhaustion, weakness, and perhaps a sense of suffocation. A dry cough, nose breathing, shortness of breath, fever, chest tightness, rapid heart rates, congestion, swelling, and fainting are the symptoms of HAPE. If HAPE is not promptly treated by lowering the altitude or using oxygen, it can be fatal.
High-altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is characterized by an accumulation of fluid on the brain that results in swelling. Confusion, poor coordination, and possibly violent behavior could occur. Hallucinations, loss of consciousness, fever and fatigue, photophobia, hypertension, coma, shortness of breath, and inability to walk are some more symptoms of HACE. HACE can result in death if it is not treated immediately.
The early signs of altitude sickness can be relieved by immediately descending. However, if you are experiencing severe acute mountain sickness symptoms, you should see a doctor.
The drug acetazolamide can ease heavy breathing and lessen the effects of altitude sickness. You may also be given the steroid Dexamethasone. But you are never recommended to take such drugs as far as possible until the situation is harsh.
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