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- 3 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu in 4 star hotel. Breakfast is included and rooms are on a 2 person sharing basis.
- Trekking permits, National park entry fees, TIMS Card & all government taxes.
- Private transportation to and from the trekking area.
- All pickup and drop off transportation from and to the airport for international flights.
- One day sightseeing tour in & around Kathmandu (largest Buddhist stupa in the world, Boudhanath; the most important Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Pashupatinath; the ancient monkey temple, Swayambhunath).
- All lodging & meals during the trekking period. 3 meals per day: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/all hot drinks
- One local Sherpa guide. One porter per two guests. Depending on the size of the group, additional staff may be required.
- Cultural celebration meal in Kathmandu after the trek
- Insurance for all local staff & porters
- One locally made duffel bag with Outdoor Explore Logo will be provided by us for the trek, it is yours to take home if you wish
- A comprehensive medical kit (bring your personal first aid kit with personal medications).
- International & home country domestic airfares, transfers en route & excess baggage
- Your personal insurance: Medical, mountain rescue cover and repatriation is obligatory
- Your personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, alcoholic beverage, mineral water, charges for showers, cost of electronic device charging and Wi-Fi on the trek
- Main meals (Lunch & Dinner) in Kathmandu apart from celebration meal in Kathmandu. (Allow up to US $12-15 per meal)
- Your Nepal entry visa fee
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure
- Tipping to the Sherpa & staff
- Personal trekking gear
Langtang & Helambu Trek Trip Overview
Langtang & Helambu Trek The snowy south face of Langtang Lirung (7,227m) peers right over the looming green mass of Shivapuri, and presides over the closest trekking area to the Kathmandu Valley. Here you may join Hindu and Buddhist devotees on a full moon pilgrimage to the high-altitude lakes around Gosainkund, explore the unfrequented passes overlooking Tibet up from the flower-scattered alpine meadows of the Langtang Valley, and enjoy the heartfelt hospitality of Sherpa and Tamang households.Rhododendrons blend into moss-hung pine giants, yaks trundle down pastures on their way home, and in the monsoon, the blanket of clouds filling the lower valleys transports you a world away from the hustle and bustle of the capital city, Kathmandu.
An ideal destination if you are short on time or simply want to cut out the uncertainties of air travel, Langtang and Helambu offer landscapes and cultural experiences every bit as spectacular as anywhere else in Nepal. The Helambu and Langtang trekking areas are a hop and a skip away from Nepal's capital city. You can literally walk out of the Kathmandu Valley to get there. Yet you can still experience the intact, unique cultures of Tamangs, Newars and Sherpas, living in some of the most beautiful scenery in Nepal. The welcoming Sherpas who live here call themselves Hyalmo after the name of their sacred valley, Helambu. Here is a green and pleasant land of quiet villages, terraced slopes and pine forests leading up to Langtang National Park, perfect for relaxed, culturally oriented trekking.
A little more adventurous is the popular route to the alpine lakes of Gosainkunda, holy to Hindus, Buddhists and Tamang shamans alike. Time your visit with the August full moon, when thousands of pilgrims trek up to bathe in the frigid waters at 4,000m, and you're in for an intense experience. The Great Himalaya Trail passes over into Langtang via the 5,308m Tilman pass from where you can see right into Tibet. The descent delivers you into another, very different hidden valley, of glaciers, alpine meadows and cheese factories. After sampling the delicious yak cheese and curd, you can head homeward via the verdant gorge of the Langtang Khola, keeping an eye out for families of playful grey langur monkeys and the iridescent Impeyan Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal.
- Explore the ancient city of Kathmandu, Nepal:
- Visit Swayambhunath (the monkey temple), a 2,000 year old Buddhist Stupa
- Visit Boudhanath Stupa with its’ 130 ft. dome
- Visit Pashupatinath Temple with its holy cremation site
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi along mountain roads
- Langtang village aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers'
- Visit traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages
- Visit old Buddhist shrines, Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa
- Hike to the holy Gosainkunda Lake and other pilgrimage sites
- Climb Tserko-Ri (4,984m) for stunning views
- Panoramic views of Mt Langtang-Ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala PeakTibetan Buddhist Culture
- Beautiful rhododendron forest