Involves trekking up to 6 hours a day upt 5400 meters for the duration of 9 -18 days . Any reasonably active person should be able to manage these trips.
Go beyond 16,000 feet in altitude in one of the most beautiful valleys in the world. The Langtang offers tourists chance encounter with rare exotic animals in alpine forests, the scenes of the Himalayas, lush green meadows, glaciers and very welcoming local community.
A Mountain Kick representative will receive you as you land into Kathmandu and take you to your hotel.
We will take you on a guided tour to three iconic monuments in Kathmandu which are included in the Unesco’s World Heritage List. Our first stop will be the Pashupatinath Temple, one of the biggest and holiest shrines in the world of Hindu god Shiva. We visit another World Heritage Site of Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest Buddhist stupas in the country. It is believed that the Stupa is a tomb of an incarnation of Lord Buddha. We then drive to Bhaktapur to visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The square is a former royal courtyard where there are several ancient temples and monuments to visit. The place is rich in culture and preserves the traditional way of living.
It takes about eight hours to reach Syabrubesi in a public bus. The view outside the window is very beautiful as we pass through rivers, hills and towns all the way to Syabrubesi. We will have lunch somewhere along the way.
We have to trek uphill for about six hours to reach Lama Hotel. We will pass through a forest with a chance of encounter wild animals such as red panda and the Himalayan bear. There are several rivers and streams which we have to cross so the journey will be interesting.
We will have gain more than 2,000 feet this day and the trail is steeper than the previous day. You will get to see vast Himalayan grasslands which serve as yak pastures as we head towards Langtang village. We reach the village in five hours. Mundu is 30 minutes of trekking away from Langtang.
We walk past some more meadows till we arrive at the largest Buddhist prayer wall in Nepal. Look around and pray cause you will need it for making it this high above the sea level without getting sick. We will finally arrive at Kyanjin, right in the middle of the Himalayas, after four hours of trekking.
The base of TserkoRi lies some one and a half miles away from Kyangjin Gompa. The place seems like an ice desert as you slowly gain altitude walking on loose snow-covered rocks. The summit of TserkoRi takes you through a very steep and zigzag trail. Be prepared for this because one wrong footstep can be dangerous. But you will make to the summit and back in about eight hours if you go slow and steady.
We start getting back and pass through the same forests and rivers till we get to Lama Hotel. It takes six to seven hours.
We trek further downhill to Syabrubesi, the same place we were at on Day 03 of the trip. It takes no more than five hours to reach here. This is where the trek ends.
We drive back to Kathmandu through the same serpentine roads we had arrived.
We have nothing planned for this day so you might want to go sightseeing around Kathmandu. But before you leave, we have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and recollections of your Himalayan journey will surely keep you busy throughout the flight.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 170.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
You have to book your own international flight from your country to Nepal and back according to your trip departure dates.
A chauffeur from Mountain Kick will come receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel. Representatives of the company will visit you at the hotel itself and brief you on your trip.
You will trek in the Himalayas in a group of international travellers fully assisted by our guides, porters and local support staff. We will take care of your entire trip as soon as you land in Kathmandu and safely take to your preferred destination and back as per the package you choose. Travel will involve plenty of sightseeing and mixing with local culture.
A regular person can complete the trip with help from our guides and porters. But it is important that you are healthy and have no physical injuries. Trekking for long hours in high altitude and difficult terrain will surely put a strain on your body and you might suffer severe physical and mental breakdown, especially if you are trekking in the Himalayas for the first time. It is, therefore, expected that you have taken light endurance training especially for longer trips.
On most days of your trips, you will trek for a couple of hours only. But some trekking days require as much as six to eight hours of walking in high altitude. However, there will be plenty time each day for rest and acclimatization.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. At some destinations, especially in the Himalayas, you will have to stay in a tented camp. If you want to make separate living arrangements, talk to us beforehand and we can arrange single rooms for additional $250. Some guesthouses at very high altitudes and remote places may not have attached washrooms or single rooms.
All your major meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) are included in your trekking package except in Kathmandu (where only breakfast is provided for). You will be served local food at all places we dine but you can order anything you like on the menu which you will have to pay for yourself. You will have a range of options so there won’t be a problem if you are a vegetarian or vegan. We make sure you get healthy and hygienic food throughout your travel.
Our guides and porters always put your safety and comfort first. We have English-speaking guides who take you to all major attractions throughout the travel and are happy to answer all your queries. We have one porter assigned each for two travellers and you will have to pay separately if you want to hire extra porters. We have local support staff in all villages and camps you reach to assist you in any way possible.
The guides always carry a professional first aid kit with them to treat with minor injuries. We also have health professionals at villages and camps along the journey. The travel insurance you take (which is compulsory) covers any and all emergency rescue and evacuation.
We are always happy to accommodate your wishes during the travel so far as they do not conflict with schedules and other travellers. If you have special plans, you can talk to us beforehand so that we can arrange a customised trip for you.
You have to bring all travel equipment yourself. Please see the equipment section for a standard list of required equipment prepared by our guides. Most of the items are easily available in Kathmandu in case if you miss any and we also lend you some of the gears for the duration of the trip for a small fee.
There is internet and telephone connection in all of our stops for the day throughout the journey. You will be able to call back home or post your pictures on Facebook everyday.
As soon as you land into Kathmandu, we take care of all your travel documents required during your trip. You just need to bring your passport and a copy of your travel insurance. Tourist fees and permits to enter certain areas will be arranged for by Mountain Kick.
Most of the trekking routes are open throughout the year but September through to December and March to May are the best months to travel.
Rides for sightseeing and reaching destinations within city limits are done in a private vehicle like a car, a jeep or a microbus. Most of the long distance travel is done in luxurious tourist buses hired exclusively by the company. In some journeys, you may also need to take a public bus but as you will travel in a group with our guides and support staff, you need not worry about your safety or comfort.
Around $50 will be enough to buy you lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. During your travel, you can get by with around $25 a day. But it depends on how much you want to spend. Due to the exchange rate and predominantly rural economy of Nepal, things are pretty cheap in Nepal.
Almost all international credit cards are accepted in Nepal. However, not all places, especially during your travel, accept them. There may be a fee involved in processing your card.
Our staff do not expect you to tip them. Generally, travellers tip them if they are satisfied with the service as a means of gratitude. Even when travellers tip the guides and porters, there is no fixed rate. However, if you like to tip them, follow customs of your own country for tipping (which, as we have learned, is 10 to 15 percent of total cost for most western countries).
You can obtain a visa at your home country through Nepal’s embassy or consular office. But you can easily get a visa upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You just need two passport-size photographs. A tourist visa with multiple entry for 30 days costs $40 while the same for 90 days costs $100.
First aid and medicines
Do not forget
Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
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|August 16, 2020||August 27, 2020||available||$1,400|
|August 25, 2020||September 05, 2020||available||$1,400|
|September 4, 2020||September 15, 2020||available||$1,400|
|September 13, 2020||September 24, 2020||available||$1,400|
|September 19, 2020||September 30, 2020||available||$1,400|
|September 29, 2020||October 10, 2020||available||$1,400|
|October 4, 2020||October 15, 2020||available||$1,400|
|October 10, 2020||October 21, 2020||available||$1,400|
|October 16, 2020||October 27, 2020||available||$1,400|
|October 22, 2020||November 02, 2020||available||$1,400|
|October 28, 2020||November 08, 2020||available||$1,400|
|November 4, 2020||November 15, 2020||available||$1,400|
|November 10, 2020||November 21, 2020||available||$1,400|
|November 16, 2020||November 27, 2020||available||$1,400|
|November 22, 2020||December 03, 2020||available||$1,400|
|November 29, 2020||December 10, 2020||available||$1,400|
|December 4, 2020||December 15, 2020||available||$1,400|
|December 10, 2020||December 21, 2020||available||$1,400|
|December 16, 2020||December 27, 2020||available||$1,400|
|December 22, 2020||January 02, 2021||available||$1,400|
|December 28, 2020||January 08, 2021||available||$1,400|
|December 31, 2020||January 11, 2021||available||$1,400|
We give you the power to choose the departure date that suits your group best. A private trip is a perfect solution if you can’t find a published departure date that you and your companions agree on. You can set up a private departure for most of the trips we offer.
We never force our customers to follow our set itinerary.You can customize your itinerary exactly the way you want. Please share with us your ideas.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR