Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek 15 Days

Langtang Valley Gosainkunda Lake Trip
Heading to Gosainkunda Lake

Trip Facts

  • Duration 15 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, Public Jeep or Local Bus
  • Activity City Tour and Trekking
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1 to Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites tour in Kathmandu
  • A pleasant drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Trek in the less crowded region near Kathmandu Valley
  • Diverse scenic elements forest, rivers, alpine, forest, pastureland, and yak
  • Langtang encompasses sacred high-altitude Gosainkunda Lake.
  • Panoramic view of snow-capped mountains — Langtang Ri, Langtang Himal, Langsisa, Ganjala Peak
  • Over 70 glaciers
  • Experience wonderful cultures of indigenous Tamang
  • Stunning views from Chorkari Ri (5,050m) and Lauri Binayak Pass (4,600m)
  • Old Buddhist shrines — Langtang Gompa, Kyanjing Gompa
  • view of the entire Langtang and Ganesh Himal Mountain ranges from Kyanjing Gompa.
  • Biggest Mani wall in Nepal

Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek Overview

Langtang Gosainkunda Trek offers stunning Mountain views and the unique cultures of indigenous Tamang and descendants of Tibetans from Kerung. The traditionally built stone houses beautifully carved wooden porches, and, other craftsmanship reflects their rich Himalayan heritage. Langtang Gosainkunda Trekking encompasses the Himalayas with the high-altitude Gosainkunda Lake. Langtang and Ganesh Himal Mountain ranges and more than 70 glaciers are situated in the Langtang region.

The Langtang Valley lies to the north of Kathmandu and sees fewer trekkers than the Annapurna or Everest regions. Langtang Gosainkunda Trip offers the opportunity to view traditional village life amid a picturesque alpine wilderness and affords brilliant views of the mighty peaks of Langtang (7234m) and Ganesh (7446m) as well as a sprawl of endless 6000m+ summits. Langtang Gosainkunda Treks passes through the area partly protected as Langtang National Park. The sacred Gosainkunda and three other lakes — Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda — are the major attraction of this trek and, it is the less crowded trekking region near Kathmandu Valley.

15 Days Langtang Gosainkunda Journey gets on gear with an overland journey to the small hilly town of Dunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some high and wild exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems hereabouts. We then revert to the same path for three days before a journey to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, a major pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. We cross the Laurebina pass (4600m) and drop into the lush Helambu region and get some upfront experiences of different cultural lifestyles on these huge mountains.

Langtang Gosainkunda Tour includes a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and, it is the nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu. The Langtang valley is located about 30km to the north of the Capital. The Langtang is also called “the valley of glaciers”. The Langtang valley is filled with pine forest, gushing mountain streams, rugged rock, and silver-grey peaks with grassy glens and lovely meadows strewn with daisies and wildflowers. We come across serene Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, hairy yaks, glaciers, and mountain lakes and landscapes. The colorful typical vibrant Sherpa villages teem with life and give us deep insights into how the local folks live their lives in these rugged territories.

The foot trail epic starts from Syabru Besi which, is about an 8-hour drive from Kathmandu valley. The Ganesh Himal and the panorama of the ridgeline and terraced farmlands in the countryside are the views you get to enjoy during the pleasant drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. From Syabru Besi, the trail follows Langtang Khola (river) through the rhododendron forest in Langtang National Park. Visiting the area provides an opportunity to experience nature in the Himalayas. The Park is the home for varieties of birds and wild mammals including, the threatened red panda species.

We trek through a rugged trail with dramatic views: to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Mt. Manaslu (8156mm) and, Ganesh Himal (7406m). On a sunny day with bright blue skies, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising behind to the north across the valley is the delightful Langtang Lirung. We hike past a few huts in the high scenic area of Laurebina pass, cross a small ridge and behold our first views of the holy lakes. We reckon a dozen lakes can be found in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three beingSaraswatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Gosainkunda.

The exploration of the lake and its surrounding is an important part of the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. After Gosainkunda, the trekkers get to cross Lauri Binayak Pass (4,600m) and gradually go on descending to Ghopte an overnight stop. Further, the trail descends to Kutumsang via Mera Kharka, Tharepati, and Mangengoth. The path between Ghopte to Kutumsang passes by Chortens, Mani walls, pastures, and settlements. The views of the lower valley and moraines are spectacular.

The change in terrain can be noticed after crossing Kutumsang. The rocky hills turn into arable land so do the house structures in Chisapani. From Chisapani, you will leave Langtang National Park and set foot on Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park till Sundarijal where the foot trail concludes for Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek. From Sundarija, we will drive back to Kathmandu. It takes about an hour to arrive in Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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Welcome to Nepal. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. After going through your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be driven to your respective hotel on Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After you take a rest for some time at the hotel suite, you will be called for an orientation session with your trekking guide over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner.
  • 1,300m/ /4,429ft

After breakfast, our city guide will take you to the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath stupa, the famous Buddhist monkey temple is located on the hill from where you can get the picture of Kathmandu valley from a bird’s view. Pashupathinath temple, one of the most important pilgrimages for Hindus, is located in the eastern part of the city. Likewise, Buddhanath is the largest spherical stupas in Asia. You will also visit the Kathmandu Durbar Squire, a centuries-old royal palace, now turned into national museums, temples, and other buildings, with the finest architectures, with fine cuts and wood carvings. In the afternoon, we get our equipment checked by our Trekking leader, get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast.
  • 1,300m/ /4,429ft

In the early morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi enjoying the panoramic views of the ridgeline and terraced farmlands through the side window of the vehicle. The stunning Ganesh Himal can be sighted on the way. After a few hours, the pleasant drive goes along the unpaved road crossing Dhunche till we reach Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubes.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 1610m/5,086ft

We hit the trail following the Langtang Khola and hike through the rugged path and rhododendron forest in Langtang National Park. The Park is a pocket zone of the red panda, listed as endangered in the IUCN red list of threatened species. We pass by Bamboo and advance further to reach Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 2,480m/7,809ft

From Lama Hotel we head to the Langtang valley via GhodaTabela today. The trail gradually climbs up offering the view of the green hills and picturesque Tamang villages. Tamang people whose culture goes back hundreds of years, live in Langtang village. The village is renowned for preserving traditional values and cultural heritage. Overnight in Langtang Village.

  • Hotel/ Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 3,541m /11,625ft

The trek from Langtang village to Chorkari Ri (5,050m/16,665ft) is challenging. In the early morning, we ascend along the trail to Chokari Ri. This is the highest pass towards Kyanjing Gompa on the Langtang and Gosainkunda Trek. We get astounding views of the peaks from Charkori Ri. After taking time to admire the beauty of the Himalayas, we hike to Kyanjing Gompa which lies below the Langtang Lirung. Kyanjing Gompa is the main monastery in the region. We may explore the water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them, and the largest mani wall in Nepal. The mani wall is made from stone with prayers written on them. We will also explore the Buddhist shrine at Kyangjing Gompa and the surrounding areas. Overnight in Kyanjing Gompa.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 3,870m/12,697ft

After breakfast, we prepare to hike to Lama Hotel. We follow the descending rugged trail dotted with the rhododendron forest. We halt at Bamboo and take a rest before heading to Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • Hotel/ Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 2,480m7,809ft

In the morning, we follow the lower trail from Rimche till we reach Dorje. Further walking ahead, the trail divides into two — one going towards Syabru Besi another to Thulo Syabru. we advance on the route to Gosainkunda following the trail to Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru

  • Hotel/ Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 2,200m/7,217ft

After breakfast, we follow the trail through the rhododendron and bamboo forest. We pass by Phulung Gompa before we get to Shin Gompa, the popular spiritual destination. From here we get a marvelous view of the peaks in the Langtang Himalayan range. overnight in Shin Gompa 

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 3,580m/11,745ft

Today we trek to Gosainkunda Lake which is located at the top of Lauri Binayak. Gosainkunda is a sacred lake and an important pilgrimage for both Hindus and Buddhists. The hiking to the Gosainkunda Lake is rewarded with breathtaking views of the Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu range, Langtang Lirung, and the surrounding Tibetan peaks. Apart from Gosainkunda, there are two other lakes — Saraswati Kunda and Bhairab Kunda in the locality. Hindus believe that Gosaikunda Lake is created by Lord Shiva, the Hindu deity. We take time to explore the lake and its vicinity before going to the lodge for an overnight stay. Overnight in Gosainkunda.

  • Hotel/ Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 4,381m/14,625ft

In the morning, we head towards the technical Lauri Binayak pass (4,600m/15,091ft)which is located at 4610m. It is worth taking the steep and rugged trail to the pass. The pass offers spectacular views of Mt Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal. We descend along the steep trail that leads us to Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.

  • Hotel/ Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 3,420m

We follow the trail through the rhododendron forest towards the Mera Kharka. On the way, we get unparalleled views of the lower valleys and the meadows. As we continue hiking to the Tharepati we witness amazing Chortens and Mani walls. The trail leads through the quaint settlements and pastures towards the Mangengoth. You will greatly enjoy the views of the lower valleys and the moraines. Carrying on with the hike, in the next 3 hours, we reach a classic Tamang village of Kutumsang. Overnight in Kutumsang.

  • Hotel /Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 2540m/8,333ft

We can notice a change in terrain as we descend from Kutumsang. Gradually, the rocky hills turn into arable land. Likewise, the styles of houses at lower elevations also change from thatched roofs to metal roof concrete blocks. We cross Thodung and start ascending along the trail to Chisapani. The pain of the tough climb is rewarded by the incredible view of the Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, and the Jugal range. Our eyes can get the view of the glorious glaciers and the unparalleled icy buttresses till the forest leading to Chisapani blocks the views. We pass by the village of Chipling before we reach Chisapani. Overnight in Chisapani.

  • Hotel/Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • 2,110m/6,922ft

From Chisapani, the trail leads us through the Shivapuri National Park and heads towards the Sundarijal. The foot trail to Sundarijal is pleasant. After we get to Sundarijal, we drive on a private vehicle belonging to the Adventure Club Trek back to the hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening, the Adventure Club Trek will host a farewell dinner for you in a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner.
  • 1,350m/4,429ft

Adventure Club Trek will manage a farewell drive to the international airport for your final flight departure. Meeting you and serving you was a pleasant experience over the weeks. We are sure you enjoyed a wonderful holiday in beautiful Nepal. We hope you will remember us in the years ahead.

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safari, Rafting, Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

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Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicles.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed-and-breakfast basis.
  • Best available accommodation during the trek in a twin shared lodge
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- Sundari jal - Kathmandu by public Jeep /bus.
  • Government licensed; English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Staff costs include their, food, salary, accommodation, transportation, and Insurance.
  • Insurance covers all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National Park permit, TIMS).
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, and trekking map
  • duffel bag for the trekking
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement.
  • All Government and Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD and 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • International airfares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: TuesdayMay 24, 2022End DateEnd: TuesdayJune 07, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $978
Start DateStart: FridayMay 27, 2022End DateEnd: FridayJune 10, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $978
Start DateStart: MondayMay 30, 2022End DateEnd: MondayJune 13, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $978

The quoted costs are per person but don't include international flights, if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule, if the schedule dates are not suitable for you please contact us and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators of Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Useful Info

Meals

All meals — breakfast, lunch, and dinner — will be provided during the trek, and breakfast will only be provided in Kathmandu. We host welcome and farewell dinners for our guests. During the trek, we have breakfast and dinner at tea-houses or lodges where we spend nights while there will be lunch at tea-houses on the way. You have the option to choose from Nepali, continental, Tibetan, and Indian cuisines. As we take care of our guests, we ensure that you are getting healthy food. We prioritize locally produced organic food and also provide you with seasonable fruits. During the climbing session, hygienic, freshly-cooked food will be provided.

Note: If you are a vegetarian, let us know in advance so that we could make proper arrangements for food as per your wish during the trek

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a three-star standard hotel in Kathmandu, and the best available teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. A single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Please note that since you will be trekking in remote regions, the services in the teahouses/guesthouse will be pretty basic. We will try our best to arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places do not have attached bathrooms.

Drinking-Water

Adventure Club provides all the meals on the trek but doesn't provide water. The best option is to treat the local water either with chlorine/iodine tablets or use a steripen. The tea houses will give you good quality free water and, you can also get along the trail but, you will need to treat it. If you are using the tablets make sure they dissolve completely (about 30 mins). On most treks, you can buy mineral water along the trail. A liter of mineral water at lower elevation tea houses costs around USD 1 but at higher elevations can cost up to $4 so the cost can add up.

Acclimatization And High-Altitude Sickness

The acclimatization planned during the trip helps trekkers adapt to the environment with less oxygen. Our body needs time to adjust to the higher altitudes. Rushing to the higher elevation without acclimatization may result in acute mountain sickness (AMS) which could be fatal. The trekkers may suffer from AMS above 2,400m/7,875ft as the amount of oxygen becomes less and less with the increase in elevation.

We can categorize AMS into three categories with its symptoms. The trekker suffering from normal AMS feels giddy, gets headache, Nausea, and is out of breath, and is suggested not to worry as it disappears after the body gets used to less amount of oxygen. Likewise, trekkers suffering from mild AMS show symptoms of dizziness, muscular pain, insomnia, headache, vomit, loss of appetite, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath. Mild AMS can be treated with anti-headache medicines.

A person suffering from serious AMS shows heightened symptoms including shortness of breath even while taking rest. The trekker with serious symptoms can barely walk and fluids may start building up in the lungs. The trekker having serious AMS has to be taken to the lower altitude immediately.

Advanced cases of AMS

If AMS is not treated in time, it can be life-threatening and lead to edema, a condition in which fluid is accumulated in the tissues of the body. Following are the two serious altitude sicknesses caused at high altitudes.

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE)

In HACE, the brain gets swollen which can lead to coma and even death. Its symptoms are paralysis on one side of the body, bladder dysfunction, fatigue, bowel dysfunction, loss of coordination, and confusion. Descend to a lower altitude as soon as possible to prevent the worsening of the condition.

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE)

Fluid is accumulated in the lungs which also increases the capillary pressure. Its symptoms include severe shortness of breath at rest, dry cough that later leads to producing pink frothy sputum, and fatigue. Important Note: Severe cases of AMS are pretty rare. All our guides at the Adventure Club Trek, are aware of the symptoms of AMS and can handle it with care. We prioritize acclimatization, talk about the use of Diamox beforehand and counsel all our trekkers on the risk and preventive factors before and during the trip. Your safety is our main concern.

First-Aid Kit

Our guides and porters are equipped with a basic first-aid kit during regular treks. For expeditions that take on the isolated and off the beaten trekking paths, a comprehensive first-aid kit is compulsory, the same goes for climbing expeditions as well.

  • A bandage in case of sprains.
  • Plasters/ Band-aids and antiseptic ointments for simple cuts
  • Iodine or water filter (optional) instead of buying bottled mineral water
  • Moleskin/Second skin in case of blisters.
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol -painkiller.
  • Oral rehydration salts-Nava Jeevan or Jeevan Jal (orange-flavored ORS)
  • The broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic).
  • Diarrheal stopper (Imodium - optional).
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness).
  • Gel hand cleaner/sanitizer.

Note: We can add medical supplies as per the special needs of the trekkers to the first-aid kit given above.

Equipment And Packing List

This is the list of guidelines to help you pack what is needed to bring in on the trip. The packing list may vary depending on the season you set off on the journey. Please take note that a trekker's luggage should not exceed the limit of 11kg as there will be one porter to carry the luggage of two trekkers. Apart from the luggage, each trekker will have to carry a day-pack including valuables or what is important. It will be better if you pack only the items that are necessary for you.

  • The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags, and duffle bags.
  • Our main guide, trained in wilderness first aid, will carry a comprehensive medical kit.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets.
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepali visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and purchasing your own drinks and gifts.
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc

 HEAD

  • Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
  • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
  • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Prescription sunglasses (if required)

UPPER BODY

  • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable

LOWER BODY

  •  Non-cotton underwear briefs
  • 1 pair of Hiking shorts
  • 1 pair of hiking trousers
  • 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  • 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
  • 1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric

FEET

  • 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
  • 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  • 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support, “broken-in”)
  • 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  • Cotton socks (optional)
  • Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version

HANDS

  • 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
  • 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
  • 1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)

TOILETRIES

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Female hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial handwash

SLEEPING

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Rucksack and Travel Bags
  • 1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carryon)
  • 1 large duffel bag *
  • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
  • Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
  • 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)

MEDICAL

  • Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
  • Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  • Anti-diarrhea pills
  • Anti-headache pills
  • Cough and/or cold medicine
  • Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylpolyamine
  • Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are respiratory depressants.
  • Water purification tablets or the water filter
  •  Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
  • Extras/Luxuries
  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)

Visa And Entry Procedure 

Everyone needs a visa to enter Nepal except Indian nationals. Citizens of the SAARC nations like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Bhutan do not require visa for a period of 30 days. Fortunately, getting a Nepal visa is an easy process. Tourist visas are issued on arrival at the international airport and official overland entry points. However, travelers from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Liberia are not issued visa on arrival. After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will find electronic kiosks that will assist your visa processing. Taking the completed form and paying the visa fee, you need to stay in the long immigration queue for your visa on arrival.

Visitors can now apply for online visa within15 days of their arrival date in Nepal. For this, you will need your Nepal hotel address and a digital passport-sized photo that needs to be uploaded to the online application. After submitting the form online, you need to print out the confirmation page which has to be furnished at the immigration section in Kathmandu airport along with your passport and the required visa fee. You can apply for your online Nepal visa here.

Tourists can also apply for a Nepali visa at the local Nepali Embassy or Consulate located in their respective countries. Or, they can even mail their visa application to the visa office near their location, but well ahead of time to allow sufficient processing time. Nepal visa information for all categories of travelers and their correspondence costs can be very handy, so for more information and contact details of the Nepali Embassies and Consulate around the world, 

Whichever way you enter Nepal, you will be given a 15/30/90 day visa as per your requirement. The general Nepal tourist visa fee on arrival for multiple entries is:

15 days – US$30, 30 days – US$50, and 90days – US$125

Tourist visas can be extended for a maximum of 150 days in a year and these extensions are granted only at the department of immigration offices at Pokhara and Kathmandu. For more information on Nepal visa, visit our visa information page.

Our Trekking Guides/Leaders 

Here at Adventure Club, our staff is like family. We only use locals to support their communities and we train our staff rigorously to be the best they can be – for you! 

  •  Full first aid training
  • Guide Training (trekking)
  • English and other common languages (as requested) 
  • Village and land Conservation 
  • Mountaineering (for specialty expedition or climbing treks)

All our guides are carefully trained for leadership as good leadership is vital for your trek to be enjoyable, safe, and successful. Most of our guides grew up in Sherpa country or other mountainous parts of Nepal. Their pride in their region shows itself in the way they lead treks and interface with you. 

Porters Care

On any team, courtesy and respect are fundamental for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience. Our porters are an essential, integral part of each trekking team, and as such, they are well-treated and well-paid. At the conclusion of your trek, we believe you will find that they have fully earned your gratitude and respect. We do expect all trekkers to keep the weight of their baggage under 15kgs/33lbs. Adventure Club Trek maintains a full commitment to the rights of our porters, providing them with appropriate clothing, gear, and lodging. In case of serious accident or sickness, they receive the same care as anyone else employed on the trekking team, even including evacuation by helicopter at our expense if appropriate. We fully support the IPPG (International Porter Protection Group), which strives to maintain and improve our porter's working conditions.

Travel Insurance

To be adequately protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialist travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation, trip cancellation, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. If you are injured and unable to travel, you can ask for a rescue helicopter from a remote area only if you have definite proof you can pay for it. Adventure Club Trek has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. They pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Be sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism or you may have a difficult time settling a claim.

Electricity, WIFI, And Battery Recharge 

During the  Langtang and Gosainkunda trek, electricity is available at all the teahouses where you will spend the night. You can recharge your phones, laptop, or iPads from micro-hydropower and solar panels by paying a nominal charge. Regarding Wi-Fi, there are no free hotspots along the trekking trail, so we do not encourage carrying your laptop. Some teahouses do offer paid Wi-Fi services on an hourly basis but don’t expect high-speed connectivity on the remote trails.

Communication On Trek 

On the Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal, the internet service will be available at lodges with some extra service charge. You can contact your family and friends from the guesthouses, but as we reach high altitude, the communication will be through the phone for safety purposes. We communicate with all our valuable clients through the team leader at least once a day to make sure you are fine and enjoying the trip. The Adventure Club Trek office in Kathmandu will constantly touch for help you may need during the trek. Depending on the network you use, there could be a poor signal to network before the high altitude. Upon your request, we can provide you with a separate local sim card for a better network. Many places have WIFI service available at an extra cost.

Group Size and Team Composition 

We always try to form a small group of like-minded people to give them a wonderful and perceptive travel experience. It provides opportunities to interact and share with each other in a fun-filled environment when out in the wilderness. Generally, our travel group comprises a maximum of 16 members. We need at least two participants to run our fixed departure dates. For private trips, the number of group members do not apply. We always strive to form a team ensuring that the members are comfortable with one another.

Tipping

Tipping is not mandatory in Nepal as most services include a service charge. However, if you want to express your gratitude, you are free to offer a tip to drivers, and hotel staff among others. People usually welcome such generosity. When it comes to tipping your porters or trekking leaders, use your discretion as per the quality of the services. Tip money does not form a part of our employees’ wages. However, you can use tipping as a way of showing appreciation for excellent service at the end of the trip.

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