Langtang Valley Trek - 11 Days

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Trip Facts

  • Duration 11 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Vehicle, public Bus or Jeep
  • Activity City Tour and Trekking
  • Best Season Feb- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Mini 1, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 5050m/16,568ft

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites tour in Kathmandu
  • A pleasant drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Trek in the less crowded region near Kathmandu Valley
  • Panoramic view of snow-capped mountains — Langtang Ri, Langtang Himal, Langsisa, Ganjala Peak
  • Over 70 glaciers in Langtang
  • Experience wonderful cultures of indigenous Tamang
  • Tserko Ri climb for stunning scenic views.
  • Old Buddhist shrines — Langtang Gompa, Kyanjing Gompa
  • view of the entire Langtang and Ganesh Himal Mountain ranges from Kyanjing Gompa.
  • Famous cheese factory in Langtang village
  • Diverse scenic elements forests, rivers, alpine, forests, pastureland, yak

Langtang Valley Trek Overview

Langtang Valley Trek has all the excitement of the Himalayas in a less crowded region that is the most accessible near Kathmandu Valley. Langtang Valley has more than 70 glaciers and lakes that include Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda. Langtang Valley Trekking is an ideal Journey as we hike through lush green forested valleys, sacred mountain lakes, and immense white peaks that glitter in the Sunrise on Langtang

On our 11 Days Langtang trip, we will experience and enjoy the clean, pure air and incredible valleys of the Langtang region, it’s closer to the home of the Gods. From the hullabaloo that’s Kathmandu, we plod into a remote haven of glacial landscapes, lush green hamlets, and vibrant mountain villages.

The stunning Langtang Valley lies to the north of Kathmandu and sees fewer trekkers than the Annapurna or Everest regions. In Autumn, expect to see superb views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m), while in spring, this is an ideal route for those interested in birds and flowers. Both seasons allow you to reach the glaciers below Langtang Lirung and climb Chorkari Ri for some magnificent panoramas.

Langtang Valley Journey starts with a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. Langtang region is the nearest trek route accessible from Kathmandu. The Langtang Valley has located about 30 km toward the north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border. Langtang extends in an east-west direction, it is bordered on the north by the main crest of the Himalayas, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area. We will drive you to Syabru Besi in a private vehicle. Before the foot trail starts you get the view of Ganesh Himal along with the panoramic views of the ridgeline and terraced farmlands in the countryside. You will get all this view through the side window of the vehicle on the pleasant drive along the bumpy road.

The foot trail starts on reaching Syabru Besi. The five-hour trail follows the Langtang River through the rhododendron forest in  Langtang National Park. Visiting the area provides an opportunity to experience Himalayan nature. The Park is the home for varieties of birds and wild mammals including, the threatened red panda species. After Syabru Besi, the second night you will stay at Lama Hotel. After Lama Hotel, the following day, you will set foot in Langtang valley. People in Langtang valley are mostly of Tamang and Tibetan origin, whose culture goes back hundreds of years. Tamangs are the predominant inhabitants of the region. Langtang was affected by the earthquake in April 2015. In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, the trek routes have been opened.

Trekkers get to cross the Kyanjing Ri (4773m). Likewise, Kyanjin Gompa is the main monastery in the region. It lies below the Langtang Lirung. The place reveals the spiritual devotion of the locals. There is also the largest Mani wall made from stone with prayers written on them. The hike to Kyanjing Ri is good for acclimation as there will be Tserko Ri (5050m), the highest pass on Langtang Valley Trekking tour. The trekkers get spectacular views of Mt Langtang Lirung and other peaks of the Langtang region from Tserko Ri. You will experience the cultural prosperity of the ethnic Tamang inhabitants. Subsequently, the trail starts descending after visiting Kyanjing Gompa. You will retrace to Lama Hotel along the trail through the rhododendron forest. The foot trail epic of Langtang Valley Treks concludes at Syabru Besi, the settlement from where started. You will even drive back to Kathmandu in the reverse after completing the trek.

If you are looking for a more adventurous journey than the Langtang valley trek, ten you can join our Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek, or Langtang Valley trek with Ganja La Pass.

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.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

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.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1,300m/4,264ft

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 Syabrubesi.

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1462m/4795ft

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.

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2500m/8200ft

From Lama Hotel we head to the Langtang valley via Ghoda Tabela 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.

 
  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3307m /7,809ft

Today we go on a short hike to Kyanjing Ri which is necessary for acclimatization. On the way, we pass by several beautiful ethnic settlements, cheese factories, and cultural diversity. Kyanjing Gompa, the main monastery in the region lies below the Langtang Lirung. The place reveals the spiritual devotion of the locals. In the locality, there are water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. In the afternoon we get adequate time to explore the Buddhist shrine at Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains in the background.

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude3798m/12,460ft

We spend some time exploring Kyangjuma Gompa before hiking to the Tserko Ri. After breakfast, we walk up to the moraine and explore the Himalayan wonders. During the trek, we explore Mt Langtang Lirung and other peaks in the Langtang region. We also experience the cultural prosperity of the ethnic Tamang inhabitants

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude5050m/16,568ft

As we leave Kyanjin Gompa, we gradually descend to Lama Hotel. The trail here is rugged and dotted with the rhododendron forest. We halt at bamboo and take a rest before heading to Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude2500m/ 7,809ft

From Lama Hotel, we hit the trail descending to Syabru Besi with wonderful memories of the alpine region, occupied by ethnic Tamang villages and the amazing views of the Himalayas. We hike through the rhododendron forest in Langtang National Park and follow the Langtang Khola to reach Syabru Besi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

  • AccommodationTeahouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,550m/5,086ft

In the early morning, we drive back to Kathmandu along the same route in reverse that we took at the beginning of the Langtang Valley trek. Once again, we cross Dhunche. you will be enjoying the panoramic views of the ridgeline and terraced farmlands through the side window of the vehicle. In 8 hours, we reach Kathmandu. You will be transferred to your hotel. After getting refreshed, you will be invited to the farewell dinner hosted by the Adventure Cub Trek in a typical Nepali restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationStandard Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner.
  • Max. Altitude1,350m/4,429ft

The Adventure Club Trek ensures that you enjoy the trip and have a pleasant experience. We hope whenever you visit Nepal, you would allow us the opportunity to serve you for any other trek, tour, or outdoor sports. We will be pleased to serve you. The Adventure Club Trek will arrange for your transportation to the international airport on a private vehicle for your final flight departure. Our representatives will see you off at the airport.

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.

  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. AltitudeN/A

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.

Trip Map

Langtang Valley Trek - 11 Days map

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin-sharing hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast as per the Itinerary. 
  • Best available guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tours include tour guides and entry fees.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- 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, Insurance, and medicine.
  • 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
  • Duffle Bag for 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 air fares/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 guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Date & Prices

     
Start DateStart: TuesdayNovember 29, 2022End DateEnd: FridayDecember 09, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePricePriceUS $799

The Published dates are guaranteed departures. If the scheduled dates are not suitable for you, we will be happy to create our trips to suit your needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for, and our travel experts will help customize your dream destination.

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

We recommend that you bring the items to the list below. If your trek is longer or shorter than that, appropriate adjustments can be made, reflect the specific requirements, season, and length of the trip. The items marked with an asterisk (*) will be provided by Adventure Club Trek at no additional cost. You are welcome to use your own such articles if you already have them and prefer your own. Many of the trekking items can be bought cheaply in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu; quality will vary, with the items imported from China often being of higher quality. There are also several high-end shops in Kathmandu which carry well-known brands. Since your pack will be carried by our porters, please remember the weight limitation is 15kg (33 lbs since there is nothing there but some prayer flags. Also, please note that you did not send me any list of gear.

* The Adventure Club Trek will lend each trekker a set of down Jackets, sleeping bags,s 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 Valley 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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    cole bUnited StatesDate: January 19, 2017

    Worth Every Penny

    This trip wouldn't have been the same without Birendra's expertise and planning. Everything went smoothly and any request we had was taken care of by Birendra or his staff. Might I also add, this was very reasonably priced and once we were out hiking in the Lang Tang region the 24-hour attentiveness by our guide (shout out to Kamal!) and our porters made me feel it was worth every penny. My friends and I will be back in Nepal and will most definitely go through Birendra for our traveling needs!

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    bezrutczykUnited StatesDate: November 25, 2016

    Best Trekking in Nepal

    We had an amazing experience trekking in the Langtang valley. Since it was my first time in Nepal, I did not know what to expect. Birendra organized everything on our itinerary, from site seeing in Kathmandu to all of our needs while trekking for 10 days. Since Birendra is native to Nepal, he is well connected and was able to arrange everything we needed. As for the trekking, our guide Kamal was very knowledgeable about the terrain and always had our safety in mind. He always made sure we were well fed and comfortable in each Tea house we stayed at. I would not trust anyone else but Birendra's team at Adventure Club Treks. They're the best! I would 100% recommend them to anyone, at all skill levels.

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