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We will be staying at Hotel Royal singi Hotel Manaslu or similar hotel 3 star in Kathmandu : and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional. Discovery Mountain Trek will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, teahouses in some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges we spend the night and lunch on our way to the next destination. Nepalese, Tibetan, the more common continental and Indian cuisines are common choices in the menu.
PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Gokyo Lake & Gokyo Peak Trek- 14 days is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 6-7 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this trek fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Annapurna trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least a month prior to the start of the trek. Trekking to the Everest Base Camp should be relatively easier for those who have experience walking/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. It is also important that we consult our doctor. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Discovery Mountai Trek before booking the trek.
BEST TIME TO TRAVEL
The best time to trek to the Everest 3 High Passes Trek is Spring (February to May) and Autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.
LEADER(S) & STAFF ARRANGEMENTS
The most significant thing that makes this trek enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful leader(s) and crew members who have the ability of guiding our trek on the mountain smoothly. Our trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of Discovery Mountain leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities, Discovery Mountain only employs local staff who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local region(s). The trek and expedition leaders have undergone the following trainings:
We are firmly committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members and we have previously used helicopters – at our expense – to rescue porters from dangerous situations. We support the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. (International Porters Progress Group.
The Everest Region is stunningly beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as much as we do. Therefore, we believe that the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Discovery Mountain employs a ‘zero impact’ policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. Discovery Mountain, therefore, enforces a number of do’s and don’ts. Please talk to your trek leader to avoid environmental impacts.
It is a condition upon joining any of Discovery Mountain’s trips that all clients be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please note that we don’t arrange or sell insurance.
This trek’s itinerary is planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to result in death. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen will be in the air. For example, at an altitude above of 5000m, there is 50% less oxygen than at sea level. Therefore, our body needs many days to adapt to an environment with less oxygen. During this trip, we take rest in Namche Bazaar and Dingboche which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude.
EQUIPMENTS & PACKING LIST
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Also understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. Those items marked by an asterisk (*) are provided by Discovery Mountain inclusive in the service. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary.
IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS
RUCKSACK AND TRAVEL BAGS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions Company is a trustworthy and registered Company under the laws of Nepal Tourism Industry and accepts your bookings under the following terms and conditions.
All bookings are made with Discovery Mountain Trek & Expeditions P. Limited, Registered Company Number 161822/073/074 (hereinafter referred to as The Company) whose registered office is The Kapan 14, Kathmandu, Nepal. The Head of The Company is Ang Chhiri Sherpa.
Payments should be wired to one of my following banking Accounts
NCC BANK LIMITED
Current A/c No: 014000136121U
A/c Name: Discovery Mountain Trek & Expedition P.LTD
Bank wire service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
RISK & RESPONSIBILITY
Your safety and enjoyment is my prime concern. I therefore carry out my responsibility honestly & sincerely to ensure your holiday trouble – free as well as you have desired. Nevertheless, unless stated otherwise, trip may be change under uncertain and inherent circumstances such as land-slides, road blockage, flood, snow political unrest, cancellation of flight, delay arrival, sickness or accidents etc. Any extra cost incurring there is your personal responsibility and should be borne on the spot.
Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Discovery Mountain. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.Please note that often the Jomsom to Pokhara flight gets delayed by a few hours or may even be canceled for one, two, or more days due to unfavorable weather conditions. Such conditions may arise even in the best seasons. Hence, in such cases, you must be prepared for long waits either at Kathmandu or Lukla airports, as this can happen either at the start or end of the trek or even both! We will do our best to avoid such delays, and arrange the next flight for you. We also organize Helicopter rescue in such conditions, if it is available and upon request by our clients. we suggest you to be prepared for possible delays/cancellations, and if possible to come with some extra buffer days (1-2 days) at the end of the trip to accommodate such delays. If everything runs smoothly and you still have a few days of your buffer days left then you may even engage yourself in optional activities which can be arranged by Discovery Mountain upon request. The optional activities may include visiting places/landmarks of your choice, adventure sports, shopping, etc. In case the flight delay/cancellation happens at the start of trip and it goes so long that it disturbs your onward travel schedule, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Annapurna, Langtang, or any other region. If you lose time waiting at the airport and do not take an alternative tour or you only do a short trek later due to time limitation. If the cancellation happens before the trip, we will provide you accommodation and lunch in a guesthouse in Kathmandu. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.
THE TREKKING GROUP
For this trek there will be one leader, assistant leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters for carrying luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the trek for groups of any size but we after years of experience we have found a maximum of twelve people to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to book this trip for a larger group then that can be arranged too.
And I big hope you will have very good trek with enjoyment and run smoothly in advance.
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This combined trek takes you to northern Nepal into the Langtang National Park. The first destination is the beautiful Langtang Valley with all its scenic forests and admirable landscapes. The second destination of the trek, Gosainkuna region, is a system of high-altitude lakes where Gosainkunda itself is one of the bigger lakes. Coming back to Kathmandu, the third destination in the trek is Helambu, a place of sparse villages and hilly terraces with isolated population but a unified Yolmo culture.
Langtang is particularly full of lush green forests, thick vegetation and a number of beautiful waterfalls. With plenty of stopovers, this trek provides good photography opportunities. Waterfalls that soothe the mind, forests laden with moss and greenery, rivers gushing down through rocks and boulders – these are some of the experiences you can expect from the trek. Langtang is also a place of diverse wildlife, so it is quite possible to encounter wild animals (especially the Red Panda) on the tour – just make sure that you keep out of the way – do not reach out to them or try to offer them food if you happen to encounter wild animals.
Gosainkunda, along with several other “kundas” form a system of lakes within Langtang National Park. A “kunda” is a lake (or a very large, oversized pond) – and Gosaikunda has been the destination for thousands of pilgrims who go dip in its water every year from all over Nepal and India. Stories have it that there was a huge primordial battle between gods and demons who wanted to drink from these immortal waters first. If you happen to travel the route in July-August, you will definitely encounter files and files of people walking towards Lake Gosainkunda.
In this program first you drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a quiet Tamang village at the north of Kathmandu. Further along, we get to Kyanjing Gumba (or Kyangjin Gompa as it is sometimes called) and stay for a night. Next, we climb up Kyanjing-Ri a vantage point with stunning views of Langtang-Lirung mountains above and green forests below! On the coming days we will trek to Gosainkunda, and further to Helambu region after crossing the Laurebina Pass. Along the route you will see a range of mountains of the Himalayan range close to the Tibetan border.
This trip is a series of excitement one after the other because each destination is more inviting than the previous one. Book this trip with Discovery Mountain for a memorable trip to the beautiful Langtang region of Nepal.
After your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. You can stroll around Thamel or your hotel area, and prepare for the trek ahead.
After breakfast, begin a drive from your hotel headed to Syabrubesi. It’s a seven to eight hour drive taking you through hilly paths and also along the banks of Trishuli River before you reach Syabrubesi. Stay overnight at Syabrubesi.
Syabrubesi is the starting point of your trek into Langtang National Park. You begin the journey after breakfast, immediately coming to the Bhotekoshi River and bamboo forests. This is where you might come across the red panda, a species of panda native to this region. From there we do a brief stop and trek along the ascending trail until we arrive at the secluded Lama Hotel located at 2,370 meters.
Today our destination is to reach Langtang Village. It’s a normal paced walk of around six hours with brief rests along the way. The route today is a gradual uphill climb lined with waterfalls, rhododendron forests, maple trees, and also the poisonous hemlock bushes. Once past Ghoda Tabela, we can have excellent views of the Langtang-Lirung range and a glacier too. Still ascending, we pass through sparse settlements and a monastery before arriving at Langtang Village.
Compared to regular days of trek in Nepal, it’s a fairly short trek today. In a hastened pace, we can cover the distance to Kyanjin Gompa in around four hours but at a normal pace it’s around five hours. Today is a special day in Langtang as you will visit a medieval monastery and also sample some yak cheese in the cheese factory. In addition, today you will come across the largest mani wall (distinct stone wall with prayer inscriptions) in the country. Kyanjin Gompa is located at 3,870 meters, where you will stay overnight.
Today we will return to Lama Hotel retracing the same route we took a couple of days ago. After breakfast, we start walking along the descending trek. The stops are aplenty today, providing us with lots of chances for photography along this scenic route. Arriving at Lama Hotel, we unpack an enjoy the evening resting in the quiet locale.
After breakfast at Lama Hotel, we begin by climbing up to the village of Rimche and then take the descending route to Langtang river. This is where the trek gets easier and more beautiful for the rest of the day. Presence of at least one waterfall, rivers, secluded hills and forests, views of snow-capped mountains, and the perfectly natural environment will make the trek more pleasurable. Stay overnight at Thulo Syabru at 2,210 meters.
It is a short trek today to Sing Gompa. While it is possible to reach Gosainkunda at 4,445 meters on this very day, we avoid the risk of getting up to the high altitude, and let our bodies acclimatize as we gradually move higher on the next day. The total walking duration is less than four hours today, which we do at a leisurely pace – first passing through a chorten, then the village of Garta before arriving at Shin Gompa for the overnight stay.
Today it’s a relatively difficult section of the trek as we will be reaching Lake Gosainkunda through steep ascents and sharp ridges. On the brighter side, the trek is completely full of wonderful views of high-altitude lakes and white peaks of the Himalayan Range including Annapurna, Langtang, and Manaslu ranges. Upon reaching Lake Gosainkunda, you will immediately appreciate how enchanting nature can be – particularly when you’re beside a huge lake surrounded by mountains everywhere.
Starting early from Gosainkunda, we first cross the pass of Laurebina and then descend along a rocky tail. We might take some snapshots of a couple of high-altitude lakes before coming down to lush vegetation across a forest. Cross it and before you know it, you have arrived at Gopte located at 3,445 meters. The trekking duration is around seven hours – after which you will have an overnight stay at Gopte.
Melamchi or Melamchi Gaun as it is called by the locals, is the next destination of our trek. Leaving behind Gopte, we are now completely out of the Langtang Region. The trek to Melamchi today is around seven hours at a leisurely walk. Early on, we will walk through dense forests to arrive at Thare Pati. From there we take a route by a ridge – the views from where are astounding. After a quick stop here, we will descend until we come to the river, cross it, and arrive at Melamchi where we’ll stay for the night at a lodge.
It’s a six-hour trek today, mostly uphill. So have a good breakfast and get ready for the scenic trail. First, cross a river and then some forests leading up to the vantage point of Ama Yang. From this hill you can have excellent close-up views of Mt. Shishapangma and a few other peaks. Next, a few yak sightings along the descending trail will make you want to take selfies with the bovines, but refrain from doing so! Walk on, cross the forest and arrive at the Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang located at 2,575 meters.
Leaving behind Tarke Ghyang, the easy trek today is less than four hours to Sarmathang. First we cross a thick forest and arrive at a village with a monastery. Next, we come across a mani wall – clearly the sign of a Sherpa settlement nearby. As we get closer to the village of Sarmathang, we begin to see the magnificent views of the Langtang peaks. Once at Sarmathang, we take the rest of the day off, basking the beauty of this surrounding. Overnight stay at Sarmathang.
As we come near the end of the program, we trek down from Sarmathang to Melamchi. This scenic and easy trek today is less than four hours – taking you through terraced fields and open grasslands. When you have done capturing some photos, you will notice that you have arrived at Melamchi, a village at the north-eastern region of Kathmandu Valley. After a brief stopover here you will drive to Kathmandu, arriving at your hotel at night.
After breakfast, we will take you on a sightseeing tour of some iconic places in the Kathmandu Valley, that will essentially include UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the evening, you are invited to join us for a farewell dinner.
After breakfast, or on the scheduled time of check-in, we will take you to the airport for your flight ahead.
The langtang gosaikunda trek offers spectacular landscapes and panoramas, a change of scenery and absolute tranquility, with access to authentic places, with smiling and welcoming villagers. I am very grateful for this experience that makes me want to come back to explore other Himalayan regions. I totally trust my guide Chhiri and I highly recommend his agency Thank you and good luck, Chhiri!