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Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Bird Watching

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Bird Watching is one of the most fascinating treks in Nepal. Being close to the capital city Langtang Region has not yet been touched by modernization. This trek is

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Destination: Nepal

Trip Difficulty: Moderate

Trip Style: Trekking and Bird Watching

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD)

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodges during trek.

Group Size: 2 - 15

Max Elevation: 4800 m

Trek Highlights

  • Scenic drive From Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi via mountain landscapes
  • Trekking through the rhododendron forest
  • Witnessing Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa – the old Buddhist shrines
  • Wonderful views from Chisapani.
  • Experiencing Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Explore various species of birds including Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Griffin, Satyr Tragopan, Ibis bill and many more. 

Best Time to trek Langtang Region.

Langtang region gives you different experience of trekking in each seasons.  Each season has different weather conditions. Langtang region has mainly four season’s autumn, spring, Monsoon and winter. The best time to trek to Langtang is during Autumn and Spring. With proper itinerary and gears this region can also be visited during other seasons as well. Here’s what Langtang region receives and offers during different seasons of a year.

Autumn in Langtang Region

Nepal receives numbers of tourists from all over the world during Autumn being one of the peak tourist seasons.  Autumn Season offers the best weather to visit Langtang Region. During Autumn the weather is warm and offers stunning views under blue sky.

The temperature ranges from 10°C-15°C (50°F-59°F) during the day. The mornings and nights are a bit colder than the days. This season gives you the most favorable weather for trekking with most stunning and sharpest views of the beautiful valleys and Himalayas.

Spring in Langtang Region

Spring is the second best season to go trekking in the Langtang Region. During spring the day temperature ranges from 10°C-20°C (50°F-68°F). The days are long and warm during spring and you will have no rush reaching towards your destination. Moreover, you will witness the beautiful blooming flowers along the way during this season. You don’t need to worry about rain or snow during your trek to Langtang in the spring season.

Summer/ Monsoon in Langtang Region

Summer season falls during the months of June, July and August. As summer is the hottest season of the year and also beginning of the Monsoon season trekking is not very suitable during these months. The roads might be blocked due to mud slides and there are chances of heavy rainfall which makes the trial slippery and uncomfortable with leeches, bugs and worms. On the lighter side you can enjoy the greenery and rain washed surrounding of the Langtang region. Though sometimes the fog might interrupt the views but it gets clear after rainfall.

Winter in Langtang Region

The Langtang region gets extremely cold during winter. Winter is the coldest season of the year and it fall during the month of December to February. The temperature drops to minus degree Celsius during the night and day temperature ranges from 6°C-9°C (42.8°F-48.2°F). Furthermore, the heavy snow fall, strong winds and harsh weather condition may create hazards during the trek. However, winter trek in Langtang region can be an option for peace loving and challenge seeking trekkers. 

Overview

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Bird Watching is one of the most fascinating treks in Nepal. Being close to the capital city Langtang Region has not yet been touched by modernization. This trek is suitable for those who are willing to trek near to Kathmandu Valley. Being rich in culture and natural beauty, Langtang National Park is also a home to several species of birds. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Bird Watching gives you an amazing experience of trekking in the natural paradise along with watching various species of birds. This trek is an idle trek for nature lovers, bird watchers and zoologist.
 Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Bird Watching is an opportunity to see different species of birds including Himalayan Monal, Himalayan Griffin, Satyr Tragopan, Ibis bill, Tibetan Snowcock, Blood Pheasant, Wood Snipe, vulture, Babblers, Wallcreeper, Rose Finches, Parrotbills, Redstarts, Laughing thrushes and many more. Along with different species of birds you can also see 46 different mammal species can also be seen in the Langtang national park. Langtang Gosaikunda Trek with Bird watching can be a remarkable experience of trekking with bird watching. This trip is fully customizable and if you have any queries regarding the trek please feel free to contact us in any of our contact details. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 3: Drive to Syabru Besi(1420m);7-8hours                              
Day 4: Trek to Rimche(2455m)
Day 5: Trek to Langtang(3,500m); 6hours
Day 6: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa(3800m); 4-5hours
Day 7: Acclimatization day at Kyangjin Gompa
Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel (2400m); 4-5hours
Day 8: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2100m); 6hours
Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa (3250m); 5hours
Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4200m); 5hours
Day 11: Cross over the Laurebina pass (4600m) descend to Tharepati (3600m)
Day 12: Tharepati to Kutumsang (2471m)
Day 13: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2194 m)
Day 14: Chisapani to Sundarijal, and drive to Kathmandu. 4-5 hours.
Day 15: Final transfer to international airport for your onward flight.

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

As soon as you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will pick you and transfer to the hotel. In the evening there will be briefing about the trek.

Day 2: Drive to Syabru Besi(1420m);7-8hours                              

Early in the morning we will grab our breakfast and start a ride along the north western hills of Kathmandu for Syabru besi. In the way we will witness picturesque scenic beauty of snow clad Himalayas like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal along with many other minor peaks. Continuing the ride through the scenic foothills and ridgeline panoramas we will reach Trishuli Bazaar where we will stop to have lunch. After having lunch we will further drive to Syabru besi via Betrawati and Dhunche.

Day 3: Trek to Rimche(2455m)

Leaving Syabru Besi behind us we will start the day’s trek crossing Bhote koshi River and following the Langtang Khola. After paying our visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche we will follow the stone paved street over Langtang Khola. After crossing the river via suspension bridge, the trail gradually goes uphill to Bamboo. From Bamboo the trail goes through sub-tropical forest of oak, maple, spruce, fir and blue pine which also provide habitat to variety of wildlife including yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Later the trail gently goes uphill to our camping site in Rimche.

Day 4: Trek to Langtang(3,500m); 6hours

From Rimche the trail steeply climbs uphill through the forest to Lama Hotel. Continuing the climb with the occasional glimpse of Langtang Lirung between the trees we will reach Ghora Tabela(3000m), where the trail comes out of forest. With the continuous gentle climb the valley widens up and we will make our way through few temporary settlements of Yak herders. Lastly we will come along a monastery situated just before reaching our camping site in Langtang village. Headquarter of Langtang National Park; the village has flat roofed Tibetan style houses which has elaborately carved wooden windows. The village is surrounded by stone walls enclosing the fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Day 5: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa(3800m); 4-5hours

The trail gradually goes uphill through the small villages and Yak pastures as the valley opens out and reaches the village of Mundu(3442m). After crossing few streams and moraines we will finally get to Kyangjin Gompa which has dramatic backdrop of icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. We will be reaching Kyangjin by lunch time which allows us sufficient time to acclimatize and explore the area. The place offers the awe-inspiring vista of Kyangjin Ri(4750m), Tsergo Ri(5000m), Ganja La(5160m), Langshisa Ri(6427m), Dorje Lakpa(6430m), Naya Kang(5844m), Yala Peak(5500m) along with many others.

Day 6: Acclimatization day at Kyangjin Gompa

Today we will rest, explore and acclimatized at Kyangjin Gompas. We will be visiting monastery and Cheese Factory. Either we can walk up to the moraine to see the invincible ice faces and dripping  glaciers of Langtang Lirung or climb to Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri which is the highest point of this trek. Later trek back to Kyangjin for overnight stay.

Day 7: Trek to Lama Hotel (2400m); 4-5hours

After having the breakfast we will start the downhill walk observing the surreal vista of snowcapped Himalayas. We will retrace our route following Langtang Khola to Langtang village and then to Ghora Tabela along with many other Tibetan look-alike villages. After having our lunch we will continue the downhill walk to Lama Hotel.

Day 8: Trek to Thulo Syabru(2100m); 6hours

Today’s walk is quite easy which goes downhill through big waterfalls. Making our way through the dense forest which provides habitat to endangered red pandas, boar, monkeys and various other species of birds we will trek to Tamang Cultural Heritage of “ Thulo Syabru Gaun” which is known for its ethnic custom, culture and tradition. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa(3250m); 5hours

From Thulo Syabru the trail steeply goes uphill passing Dursagang(2735m) through the align of chortens. Observing the astonishing vista of Lantang Himal, Ganesh Himal and mountains in the Tibetan side the trail continues to go uphill through the forest of Oak and Hemlock to the top of the ridge of Phoparng Danda(3190m). a short descent from the top of the ridge takes us to Sing gompa. The area has a Buddhist monastery and a small cheese factory. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4200m); 5hours

Today the trail goes through two parts. At first the trail steeply climbs up to a ridge that marks the transition zone between rich, moist mountain forest and dry scrub vegetation in the slopes. The trail offers the magical vista across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. In the west one can witness dramatic view of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. The path up to Lauribinayak is quite steep and continues for three hours. From Lauribinayak the trail climbs to alpine zone above the tree line. Ultimately the trail descends to the first of three lakes, Saraswati Kund. The second is Bhairab Kund and the third is Gosain kunda. According to Hindu mythology, Gosainkunda Lake was created by Lord Shiva when he threw his trident in a glacier to get water to quench thirst after swallowing the poison that was supposed to destroy the world. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 11: Cross over the Laurebina pass (4600m) descend to Tharepati (3600m)

Today you will trek to Therapati via Lauribina Pass. After having an early morning breakfast you will start the trek. The trial goes through the sore of the lake and then ascends towards the Laurebina Pass 4610m. From here, the trial starts descending towards the southeast. The trial follows a rocky path for an hour and then reaches to some herder’s hut made up of stone. Then after the trial again descends down. You will cross two waterfalls, several streams and another stone hut on the way. After that you will climb a ridge that takes you to Ghopte and then again descends down where you will see some caves and then passes through a thick rhododendron and pine forests. You will cross another stream and a final ascent will take you to Tharepati. (3490m). Overnight at Tharepati.

Day 12: Tharepati to Kutumsang (2471m)

After having breakfast at Tharepati the trek begins. You will trek to Kutumsang today. The trial today offers the beautiful panoramic views of the mountains which include beautiful Annapurna and Manaslu Ranges along with the beautiful forest blanketed with rhododendron trees. Overnight at Tharepati. 

Day 13: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2194 m)

You will have our breakfast at Kutumsang early in the morning and start our trek.  The trek begins with a wonderful sunrise view over the sparkling White Mountains. Today we will trek to Chisapani which is also one of the famous destinations of Nepal. The trek today is about six to seven hours.  You can see beautiful birds along the way to Chisapani.  The views from Chisapani are breathtaking. It is better if you can reach there before sunset so that you can admire the sunset view.  Overnight at Chisapani.

Day 14: Chisapani to Sundarijal, and drive to Kathmandu. 4-5 hours.

You will wake with the seeing the view of the beautiful Himalayas.  Chispani is one of the best hillstation of Nepal. The views frome here are truly breathtaking and the sunset and sunrise views are cherished by everyone visiting this place.  After having breakfast you will trek to Sundarijal descending down crossing several Tamang Villages and forests. You will cross the Mulkharka village and Shivapuri National Park. From Sundarijal you will drive to Kathmandu which takes about an hour. Overnight at Kathmandu. 

Day 15: Final transfer to international airport for your onward flight.

Thank you for travelling with us. You can do some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. Saying our goodbyes and we will bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones. We will love to hear your feedback regarding our service before you depart. 


Cost Includes

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport pickup & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  •  All meals during the trek.
  • Local Actual adventure licensed English speaking guide with all his expenses and insurance.
  • One porter for each two members in a group. 
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Airfare for Pokhara – Jomsom – Pokhara- Kathmandu including airport departure tax.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment. 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

Booking Policy

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd requires a minimum of 20% of the total price to book this trip. The amount received to book the trip is used to obtain the permit and to book the accommodations and hire the guides. The rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal.

Booking Process

To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below. 

Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us
Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price. 
Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.
Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if                   necessary)
 Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek. 

Bank Account for the payment to wire transfers

Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.

Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199 

Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd

Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal

SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT

  • Bank service charge should be paid by the clients themselves at the time of deposit.
  • Please call or Talk with our Account before transfer payment (+9779851012358)

Early Termination of A Trek.

Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team members. 

Insurance: 

Our clients must have their insurance and the insurance must cover the expenses of accidents, health, emergency evacuation, lost of gears, etc. 

Program Change/ Delay: 

The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if cancelled before 45 days of the arrival. 
  • 50% of the cancellation  if cancelled before 30 days of the arrival.
  • 30 to 15 days before 25 % Cancellation will charge 
  • The deposit is not refundable if cancelled before less than 15 days. 

Nepal Visa Information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee

Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Gratis (Free) Visa

For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.

 Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals

As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:

  • Embassy of Nepal, Beijing
  • Consulate General of Nepal, Lhasa
  •  Consulate General of Nepal, Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consulate of Nepal, Shanghai

More Information

Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal. 

 Leader & Staffs Arrangements with Porter Care


During this Classic Everest Base Camp trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla.  We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders). 

Why do we use Porters?

Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Everest Base Camp Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Everest Base Camp Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs. 

Why don’t we use Yak as Porters? 

During your  Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people. 

Guide and Porter info

It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff). 

Equipment’s & Packing List

Proper equipment and packing is very necessary during the trek. No proper trekking gears can ruin your trekking experience. You will need following trekking gears and equipment’s for  Trek.
Summary 
• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
• Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
• Fleece or wool trousers/pants
• Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
• Thick, warm wool hiking socks
• Footwear for around camp, example, running shoes and/or sandals
• Gaiters (optional)
• Thermal tops
• Fleece jacket or pullover
• Wind cheater jacket (optional)
• Waterproof shell jacket
• Thermal gloves
• Underwear
• Shorts
• Cotton trousers/pants
• Thermal bottoms
• Sun hat or scarf or Hat or light balaclava
• T-shirts
• Socks
• Sunglasses with UV protection (opt to but this at your home country)
• Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
• Head lamp, spare bulbs & batteries
• Small padlock to lock trek bag
• Plastic bags
• Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
• Camping mattress
• Water bottles
• Small wash towel
• Footwear (see footwear section below for details)
• Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
• Toiletries
• Basic first aid kit

DETAILS PACKING LIST (DOWNLOAD PDF)

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

● Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
● Sunscreen
● Lip Balm with Sunscreen
● Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
● Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
● Water Bottles or Camel Back 
● Sunglasses 
● Headlamp with extra batteries
● Favorite Snacks 
● Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
● Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
● Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
● Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
● Toilet Paper
● Trekking Poles (optional)
● Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

● Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
● Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
● Long underwear pants (2)
● Underwear (5 to 7)
● Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
● Long sleeve shirts (2)
● Sweatshirt (optional)
● Fleece Pants
● Trekking Pants (2)
● Shorts (optional)
● Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
● Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
● Waterproof Pants 
● Wide brimmed hat 
● Wool hat (Should cover ears)or Balaclava 
● Lightwight Gloves
● Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
● Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

● Hiking boots with ankle support
● Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes  
● Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
● Hiking socks (10)
● Sock Liners (optional)

SLEEPING BAG

● Sleeping bag rated to  -15° C/ 0° f
● Sleeping bag liner (optional)
● Sleeping bag stuff sack
DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS
● Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
● Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
● Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
● Waterproof cover for daypack
● Drybags in several sizes
● Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following; 

● Advil or Ibuprofen 
● Diamox (for altitude sickness)
● Personal Prescriptions
● Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
● Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
● Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
● Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
● Wet wipes
● Panty Liners and Tampons
● Face lotion
● Hair brush
● Hair ties
● Hand warmers
● Ear plugs for sleeping
PAPERWORK AND MONEY ON THE TRAIL
● Minimum 06 months Valid Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
● Spending Money for personal use 
● 3 Passport Size Photo (Needed for trekking permit)
OTHER ITEMS
● Portable Solar Charger
● Journal, pen and paper

Equipment Buy in Kathmandu


If you have not brought any of these equipment then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal. 

Equipment Hire in Kathmandu.

You can also hire the equipments and trekking gears in Kathmandu as well. But we recommend you to bring your own equipments as far as possible. You will have a better experience in your own equipment's’ rather that hiring the used equipments’. However, hiring trekking gears can be a great idea for backpackers and budgeted trekkers since hiring trekking gears can be a lot cheaper than buying.  Have a look to the cost of hiking and trekking gears in Kathmandu. 


Staying Healthy 

Staying healthy and fit is very important when you are trekking to one of the most strenuous trekking destinations. You need to be very careful about your health and health related problems. Here are the following tips you can use to stay healthy during  Trek.

  • Eat proper and healthy diets.
  • Avoid eating meat and meat products more often.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Don’t drink water direct from the resources or without purifying.
  • Starting exercising a month prior to the trek.
  • Take your regular medicines with you. 
Take Care of your Feet.

Taking care of your feet is a must when you are going on a trek. Not taking proper care of your feet can ruin your trek. To take care proper care of your feet the following tips might be helpful.

  • Buy good quality comfortable shoes.
  • Clip Your Toenails
  • Apply Powders/Creams/Tapes
  • Wear the Right Socks
  • Wash your feet regularly.
  • Soak your feet for at least 10- 20 minutes at the end of the day.

Getting a Good Night Rest

As it is said ‘Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy and wise’, getting a proper goodnight sleep is very important for everyone. During the trek since your body gets tired after walking all day long a proper sleep is a must. You need to sleep for at least 7-8 hours. A good night sleep helps your body to take rest and recollect the energies that you’ve lost during your trek. For a better sleep we recommend you to carry a sleeping bag with you. The sleeping bag will be provided by the company or you can carry your own if you have. Sleeping Bag is necessary especially when you are trekking to Everest Base Camp because since only basic accommodations are available the blankets might not be enough for you. 

Acclimatization & Sickness.


Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m.  Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue. 

Note: If you suffer from altitude sickness in the mountain and still want to continue the trek then you can directly call to the office or ask you guide to call to office and make arrangements. In such case you may have to stay at the mountains for some extra days so we suggest you to have at least three extra days than your trek schedule. We charge $70 for extra days in the mountains. Since, there are several groups trekking from the company it is possible for you to join another group during peak seasons. However, it might not be possible during off season and you may have to pay extra charge for the porters and guide. 
To know about the symptoms of Altitude sickness the following content might be helpful.

Know about Altitude 

Hiking or trekking to high altitudes can result altitude sickness and sometimes can be severe as well. So, it is better to have proper acclimatization and stay hydrated and have proper balance diets while trekking to higher altitudes. 

Symptoms of High Altitude sickness

The symptoms of altitude sickness depend upon various factors. These are the primary symptoms of Altitude sickness that can be cured immediately with certain precautions
  • lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • exhaustion or weakness
  • dizziness and insomnia
  • pins and needles
  • shortness of breath upon exertion
  • feeling sleepy
  • general malaise
  • swelling of the hands, feet, and face
If the primary symptoms are left untreated it may result to a serious altitude sickness which may need emergency rescue. The following are the major symptoms of AMS. 
  • fever
  • A constant headache that doesn’t respond to any painkillers.
  • increased vomiting
  • constant dry cough often with pinkish sputum
  • numbness and dizziness
  • gradual loss of consciousness

Travel Insurance and Evacuation in emergency 

Travel insurance is compulsory for all our clients traveling with our company. The Nepalese Insurance company doesn’t have travel insurance for foreign people so we recommend you to bring the legal documents with you while coming to Nepal. Your travel insurance must cover the loss due to theft, injury, delay; inconveniences or any other and the company should not have any liabilities for your personal loss. Make sure your travel insurance also compensate emergencies helicopter evacuation in case of emergencies. 

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

No prior training and experience is required to do Everest Base Camp Trek. But, if you have trekking experience anywhere in the world then it can be an added point to your trek to Everest Base Camp. If you can walk up to 6-7 hours a day in an unfamiliar terrain then you can easily trek to Everest Base Camp. It is better if you start taking energy boosting diets and doing some physical exercise a month before the trek. All you need to have is strong willingness and ability to overcome the challenges.

Do and Do Not

Here are some of the things that you have to keep in mind while trekking to Nepal.

Do’s
  • Walk slowly 
  • Drink purified or boiled water.
  • Eat healthy foods.
  • Get proper Acclimatization.
  • Respect local culture and people.
  •  Bring your regular medicines and first aid kit. 
Don’ts
  • Don’t Get to enthusiastic 
  • Don’t drink water direct from resources.
  • Eat Junk Foods 
  • Neglect the signs of altitude sickness.
  • Disrespect the local culture and traditions. 

Solo Travelers.

The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions. 

Is Solo Travelers Safe in Nepal?

Nepal is one of the safest countries to travel in the world. We see numbers of solo travelers around the streets of the city and trekking areas. Tourism related crimes in Nepal are very less and we Nepalese treat our guests as gods. Even though, it is safe but still you need to be careful while walking to the cities alone during the mid night and we recommend you to hire a guide while trekking. 

Is Female Solo Travelers safe in Nepal? 

Nepal is generally considered safe for women travelers. Nepal might have a conservative society but the people are open to every kind of cultures which helps to stay true. There haven't been many serious crimes against tourists since few years. Yet, travelers are requested to have considerable care while travelling.

Can you trek in Nepal without a guide?

Nepal requires the use of guides and porters such as in some of the regions such as Inner Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Upper Mustang due to the areas being restricted. However, places such as the Annapurna Conservation Area and Everest Base Camp do not require guides. But we highly recommend to at least having a guide with you. Since, hiring a guide is very cheap in Nepal and it is not safe to travel alone in the mountain region you need to hire a guide for your personal safety. 

Required Permits for Trekking 

The permit required for  Trek like Sagarmatha National Park Permit, and TIMS card will be managed by the company itself. For this you will need to submit your passport sized photo (2 copies) and a photocopy of your passport in the office.

Communication during Everest Base Camp Trek.

For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Nepal is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.

Satellite phone 

If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to AnnapurnaBase Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own. 

Wi-Fi

Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities. 

Mobile data 

Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Annapurna  Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010.  So you can have a better internet experience in the Annapurna Region through mobile data as well. 


Nepalese Rupee is used all over Nepal.
Can I use Indian Currency in Nepal?
 Some of the shops and hotels also accept Indian currency but the Indian currency of, Rs 200, Rs. 500 and Rs.2000 rupees denominations has been banned in Nepal. 

How can I get currency in Nepal?

Your travel agent or hotel and they can help you exchange your cash into Nepalese rupees as per the exchange rate generated by Nepal Rastra Bank. This is the easiest way to exchange currency in Nepal. However, if you have a traveler's check you need to visit one of the major banks to do so.

What is the exchange rate of Nepalese Currency?

The tentative exchange rate of Nepalese Currency by Nepal Rastrya Bank is shown in the table below. However, the rates keep on fluctuating so it is better to check the rates while exchanging the currencies when you are in Nepal. 

Nepal Travel Tips


Choosing Nepal as your travel destination is one of the best decision that one has to take once in a life. As Nepal offers you so many wonderful travel destinations, fun, adventures and much more once in Nepal is not enough but you have to be well planned and informative about your activities in Nepal before you take off. Nepal is naturally and culturally diverse country and has its distinct identity to the world. Here are some of the travel tips which may help you before you plan your trip for Nepal. 

How to enter Nepal?


You can fly to Nepal from your nearest international airport or you can fly to India and get a direct bus to Kathmandu. Many countries now have a direct flight to Kathmandu. During peak tourist season the tickets gets expensive in this case you can book your ticket early or another cheap option is to fly to India and get a bus or flight.

Get a visa or be prepared for queues at the Airport


Nepalese visa can be obtain at Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival but don’t expect it that easy in peak tourist seasons. You will have to queue for a long time and complete certain procedures, pay fee and then you will get your visa. It is better if you get your visa from an embassy before coming to Nepal. And you might have to wait to collect your baggage for an hour minimum depending the time of your arrival.

Kathmandu’s Pollution “Sorry to share “

Kathmandu being a capital of Nepal is also one of the most populated cities in the world. Nepal is a beautiful country but you may find the capital city a bit different than the rest of Nepal. It’s not that Kathmandu is the worst city but also not as better as the areas you will visit. Because it is the capital of Nepal and major hub for the people all over Nepal you can see the chaos of people in the market areas and because a lot of construction works are going on you may find the city polluted. So, we advise you to wear a mask while roaming around the city.   

UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 Once you visit in Nepal don’t forget to visit the UNESCO world heritage sites and do make your itinerary accordingly. The heritages sites are full of history, fine arts, cultures and crafts and you won’t regret visiting it.  There are numbers of world heritage sites in Nepal rich in art and cultures which are very important to be taken care of not only for Nepal but for the whole world. The major sites inside Kathmandu valley are Pashupatinath Temple, Soyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple), Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and many more. Visiting the UNESCO world heritage site is a must if you are visiting Nepal. 

Don’t Drink Tap Water 

Nepalese are used to drinking water directly from the tap or any sources of water so they don’t get affected. But it is better if you avoid drinking water directly from the tap or any except boiled and bottled mineral water because you are not used to it and it may affect your health. After all ‘Prevention is better than Cure’. 

Foods in Nepal 

Along with so many adventures and exciting travel destinations, Nepal also offers you with so many varieties of delicious cuisines. Do try varieties of foods while travelling to Nepal and give your taste buds a different and a unique taste. You will also find numbers of restaurants serving international cuisines and have the pleasure of trying world famous dishes in Nepal. 

Electricity and Internet in Nepal 

The electricity problem has been improving in context of few years ago but still there might be load shedding. The hotels have inverter and generators so there might not be problem in city areas. To stay connected via internet you can buy the local Sim- card. The internet facilities have been improving in Nepal you can get wifi in almost all of the hotels and cafes but the speed might not be as per your expectations but works satisfactory. 

Safer to travel with an agency in Nepal 

It is not that riskier to travel alone as we see numbers of solo travelers along the streets but if you travel with an agency it is much more comfortable and safer for you. You will not need to worry about documentations, accommodations, transportation and many more. There is also very less chance of getting lost or theft. After all ‘Prevention is better than cure’.  

Contribute to the Locals.

As Nepal is a developing country the per capita income of the people here is very lower than other many countries. If you are travelling to the remote areas then we suggest you to stay in home stays. As it is the source of income for most of the people and your small contribution will help to boost up the local economy. 

Responsible Travel:

“Leave only foot-prints, take only photographs” is our principle. We are striving in promoting sustainable tourism. Therefore, our clients are requested to follow minimum impact code while in the trip so that both host (local nature, culture and people) and the travelers benefit for the indefinite years ahead. Our clients are highly encouraged to preserve and conserve nature and natural beauty, respect local people and culture, privacy, stop pollution, protect wildlife and conserve forest. The guests will keep their eyes, ears and mind open, not only to learn from their hosts, but also encourage right behavior. Hence, be a good example for others; spread the word about sustainable tourism.

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