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Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek - 20 Days

Langtang and Gosaikunda trek takes you along the scenic landscapes of the Langtang valley to the serene turquoise waters of the Gosaikunda Lake.

Langtang and Gosaikunda trek takes you along the scenic landscapes of the Langtang valley to the serene turquoise waters of the Gosaikunda Lake. The trek commences after 150 kms' drive from  Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, The trail gradually ascends upstream along the Bhote Koshi river, passing through the funky flower clusters and forests of the Langtang valley to the alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin. After a challenging ascent to the Kyangjin Ri [4773m], you can behold the 360 degree spectacular mountain views. We continue trailing towards Thulo Syabru and to the sacred Gosainkunda Lake, perched at an elevation of 4380 meters. The trip winds up with a drive back to Kathmandu via the Sherpa dominated, Helambu region.

 

OUTLINE ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460m/8-9 hours)

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,420m/6 hours)

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m/6 hours)

Day 06: Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/3 hours)

Day 07: Acclimatization day at Kyangjin Gompa; hike to Tsergo Ri (4,984m/6 - 7 hours)

Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa  to Lama Hotel (2,420m/ 6-7 hours)

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village(2,200m/ 6 to 7 hours)

Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m/ 4 - 5 hours)

Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,381m/6 hours walk)

Day 12: Rest day in Gosaikunda for acclimatization; hike to Gosaikunda Lake (4381m/2-3 hours)

Day 13: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte ( 3430m) via Gosaikunda (Laurebina) Pass (4,600m/6 hours)

Day 14: Trek from Ghopte to Mangengoth (3200m/3hours)

Day 15: Trek from Mangengoth to Kutumsang( 2471m/4 hours)

Day 16: Trek from Kutumsangu to Patibhanjyang ( 1768m/3hours)

Day 17: Trek from Patibhanjyang to Chisopani (2194m/3hours)

Day 18: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal (1463m/ 4hours) and drive from Sundarijal to Kathmandu (1400m/ 1 hour)

Day 19: A free day in Kathmandu

Day 20: Final departure to own your destination

                                                                                                                    




  Important  Snippets 

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, the only international airport in Nepal.Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

Once you land at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu and accomplish your entry/visa formalities, you will be received by a representative from Marron Treks and transferred to the hotel. Welcome drinks will be served at the hotel, after which we will have a quick pre-trip meeting and discuss the itineraries. You can then take your time to relax, unpack and spend the time as you wish. In the evening, stroll around the vicinity of your hotel to get the feel of this energetic city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.

 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu city sightseeing (1400m)Kathmandu Durbar Square, the UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu, Nepal.

This is the day that gives you the opportunity to get well versed to the city. After a succulent breakfast at your hotel, we will introduce you to our amiable and experienced city guide. Hop in to our private tourist vehicle and head for a drive piercing the heart of the Kathmandu valley. You will be visiting the most renowned historical and cultural landmarks of Kathmandu - like Pasupatinath Temple (the most revered Hindu shrine), Kathmandu (Basantapur) Durbar Square and Boudhanath (the greatest Stupa). All these sites are included in the UNESCO world heritage list. After this informative and enticing, tour, we drive back through the noisy and usually cluttered streets of Kathmandu to the serene premises of the hotel. Hope the tour lived up to your expectations. Overnight at  hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.

 

Syabrubesi boasts an array of hotels, shops and internet facilities.Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi  (1,460m/8-9 hours)

After a succulent breakfast at the hotel, you will be accompanied by your trekking guide on a long drive to Syabrubesi, also known as Syarphu Besi. En route, we pass by the two popular towns, viz. Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche. We halt for lunch at one of these towns. Most part of the road is black topped, so the drive is going to be smooth expect for a 45 minutes' bumpy, slippery and congested trail we have to roll over after crossing Dhunche. What aggravates the condition is that the bumpy section of the trail actually is at the landslide prone area. The mammoth excavators clearing up the debris could be a familiar sight every now and then. You need not worry much, because our experienced chauffer is kind of hand and glove with these road conditions and exactly knows how to maneuver through such seemingly impossible tracks. There are lots more to concentrate on than just the crippling road. The interesting hamlets and verdant terraced fields could jolly well do away the boredom of the long drive. Besides, you can also relish the mountainous vistas of Annapurna II, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and some other minor yet imphatic peaks. Eventually, we arrive at Syabrubesi, a small town dominated by the "Gurung" and "Tamang" popluation. It is actually a well facilitated town with plenty of shops, good lodges, internet services etc. Overnight at lodge in Syabrubesi; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,420m/6 hours)Lama Hotel, a popular trekkers' stop in the Langtang valley trek.

Our footy mission kicks off today. After breakfast, we kiss goodbye to Syabrubesi and head towards Lama Hotel, crossing a suspension bridge over the Langtang River on the very outset. Langtang river is going to be our constant companion throughout the day. It is a fairly challenging walk along the well defined trails, as we pass through the impressive clusters of oaks, rhododendrons and bamboos. The trail at times transition to the tiring stony steps, gobbling up a great deal of our calorie. We probably halt for lunch at Rimche (2455m) and then continue our walk along the treacherous uphill trail all the way up to Lama Hotel, a small village with a promising collection of teahouses. Overnight at teahouse in Lama Hotel; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 

Langtang, a Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m/6 hours)

We gear up for another lengthy walk. The trail gradually ascends alongside the forests of oaks, maples, hemlocks and the funky rhododendrons, catering us the fleeting glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7,246m), as we arrive at Ghora Tabela, where we halt for lunch. When our trek resumes, we pass through a Nepal Army Check Post. After our guide avails all the necessary permits to the officers on duty, we proceed further along a grassy trail enjoying the seemingly never-ending ambience of greenery. You can see some yaks grazing; dare you not tease them! Following the Langtang River, we now begin the ascent on a stoney trail tucked at the base of a rocky cliff. Conquering plenty of demanding switchbacks, we eventually arrive at the spectacular premises of Langtang Village, another settlement dominated by the Tamang population. If not much, you can at least expect to pamper yourself with a good range of food menu and of course, a hot shower; we understand that you are badly longing for one. Overnight at teahouse in Langtang Village; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/3 hours)Kyangjin Gompa, the last human settlement in the Langtang region of Nepal offering some enticing excursions to Tsergo Ri and Yala Cheese Factory.

This is perhaps the easiest, shortest and the most scenic walk of the trip. We can afford to spoil ourselves sleeping till late morning as our next destination, Kyangjin Gompa, is just about a 3 hours' walk from Langtang Village. We savor a good breakfast, relishing the mountains at a whooping close distance. And this is actually the catch of today's trek, we will be able to witness the Langtang Himalayas a lot closer, compared to the previous days. The trail constitutes a combination of dirt and grass,, embellished with a plethora of wild flowers. As we traverse through the tiny villages of Mundu Singdum, Yamphu (3640m) and yak pastures, the Langtang valley extends further, subsequently bringing us even closer to the fascinating Himalayas. Passing several small streams and moraines along the open valley, we arrive at Kyangjin Gompa, the last settlement in the region. The place is akin to a darling hemmed by imposing lovers- the tall snow clad giants. You can't help but shower your glances around, getting bewildered with unprecedented views of Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Langtang Ri (6,370m) etc. Overnight at teahouse in Kyangjin Gompa; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Tsergo Ri (4984m), one of the most frequently ascended ridges in the Langtang region of Nepal.Day 07: Acclimatization day at Kyangjin Gompa; hike to Tsergo Ri (4984m/6 - 7 hours)

Kyangjin Gompa is the hub that offers some enthralling excursions to the famed destinations like Yala Cheese Factory, Tsergo Ri, Kyangjin Ri etc. So, an extra day here is not just to get acclimatized to the soaring altitude, but also to sample the awesome side trips. Our pick today is to ascend one of the most famed ridges of Langtang valley, the Tsergo Ri, at a staggering 4984m. It takes about 6-7 hours to make it to the top of the ridge and get back to our teahouse in Kyangjin Gompa. The ridge offers a flabbergastingly beatific panorama of the Langtang Himalayas. If you are not ready to put up with the altitudinal hurdles of Tsergo Ri, you can simply stroll around the village interacting with the locals or clicking the Himalayas that seem almost at a stone's throw away. Overnight at teahouse in Kyangjin Gompa; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2420m/6-7 hrs)Lama Hotel, a popular trekkers' stop in the Langtang valley trek.

Its time now to bid farewell to this picturesque terra firma, nurtured in the lap of the Himalayas. Today's trek is basically about retracing our steps back to Lama Hotel. We halt for lunch en route at Langtang Village. Our post lunch trek resumes along the down hill route, relishing the mountain views, as we maneuver our way through the rhododendron and bamboo clusters. We can afford to walk slow, just to make sure that we capture anything we missed out on our first leg of the journey. It is a long trek though the dense jungles; but the downhill trajectory of the route, makes the walk pretty easy. If lucky, we can catch the rare glimpses of some enticing wildlives like- yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and even Himalayan black bears. About 6 -7 hours of a mostly downhill walk, brings us to the familiar premises of Lama Hotel. Overnight at teahouse in Lama Hotel; breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

 

Thulo Syabru, a busy settlement in the Langtang region of Nepal, offering some great views of the Langtang Himalayas as well the peaks across the Tibet border.Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,200m/ 6 to 7 hours)

The first part of today's trek takes us down through the pine and juniper forests until we arrive at Bamboo, a tiny settlement poised aside the roaring Langtang River. As we commence the trek after lunch and advance further, we come across a trail junction. The first trail descends to Syabrubesi while the second trail winds up towards Thulo Syabru. Obviously, we take the second trail and head for an uphill march up to the village of Thulo Syabru. Overnight at teahouse in Thulo Syabru; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

 

Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,330m/ 4 - 5 hours)Sing Gompa, also known as

The day's trek begins with a steep ascent along a broad trail up to the village of Dimsa. The gradient now eases off a bit, as we make a comparitively convenient climb through the rhododendron, hemlock and oak forests, enjoying the intermittent glimpses of the Lantang Himalayas as well as the mountains on the Tibet side. We finally arrive at Sing Gompa, also known as "Chandanbaari". The place hosts a well running local cheese factory and a Buddhist monastery. If willing, we can explore these two sites and also sample the very famous, locally made cheese.  Overnight at teahouse in Sing Gompa; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Gosaikunda Lake, we can actually witness a chain of three lakes, viz. Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosaikunda itself.Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,381m/6 hours)

We follow the rugged uphill trail towards the "Laurebina Yak" enjoying the flabbergasting views of Himal Chuli (7,893m), Mt. Manaslu (8,256m) Ganesh Himal (7,406m) and the Annapurna range. If that is not enough,  the luscious Langtang Lirung hoods up at the north. The area in-between Sing Gompa and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, often referred as "cat bear" in Nepal, which is at the verge of extinction. Embarking the ridge path, we now climb a wider route which pierces the alpine countryside of the region. We pass by a small temple with a statue of "Sakyamuni". Pushing ourselves for yet another climb, we arrive at the pious premises of the sacred Gosaikunda Lake. We can actually witness a chain of three lakes, viz. Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosaikunda itself. We have allotted an extra day here tomorrow for some exploration. Overnight at teahouse in Gosaikunda; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 12: Rest day in Gosaikunda for acclimatization; hike to Gosaikunda LakeLet us pay a visit to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake. Depending upon our health condition, we can take a holy dip in the lake and offer prayers. (4380m/2-3 hours)

In the days ahead, we will be attaining higher elevations, so it is advisable to have an extra day here just to make sure that we get acclimatized to the thinning air. Let us pay a visit to the sacred Gosaikunda Lake. Depending upon our health condition, we can take a holy dip in the lake and offer prayers. If time permits, we can also visit the Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. About 2-3 hrs of gentle hiking today would provide us a good acclimatization. Overnight at teahouse in Gosaikunda; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

 

Gosaikunda Pass, also known as the 'Laurebina Pass' is one of the popular passes in the Langtang region of Nepal.Day 13: Trek from Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3530m) via Gosaikunda (Laurebina) Pass (4,600m/6 hours)

Paying our homage to the sacred lake for one last time, we gear up for a face-off with a challenging day. The trail climbs roughly, crossing many moraines, as we pass by the three different lakes, before making our way to the top of the Gosaikunda Pass, also known as the Laurebina Pass, at a staggering- 4600m. Getting engrossed in the fascinating panorama from atop the pass, we gradually descend to Phedi and halt for lunch. The post lunch trek takes us through plenty of switchbacks, before we finally arrive at Ghopte. Overnight at teahouse in Ghopte; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

Day 14: Trek from Ghopte to Mangengoth (3200m/3hours)Mangengoth, a tiny settlement in the Langtang region of Nepal embellished with beautiful rhododendron clusters.

The gradient of our trek is now easing off after every passing day, as we keep descending in terms of the elevation. The walk from Ghopte to Mangengoth consists of few switchbacks through the rhododendron clusters, as we relish a jaw dropping view of Mt. Dorje Lakpa. Overnight at teahouse in Mangengoth; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
 


 


Kutumsang, a village in the Langtang region of Nepal, where the office of the Langtang National Park is located.Day 15: Trek from Mangengoth to Kutumsang ( 2471m/ 4hours)

After breakfast, we enthusiatically gear up for another easy day of trek. It is mostly a soothing downhill walk alongside the fir and rhododendron forests up to the serene hamlet of Kutumsang. Overnight at teahouse in Kutumsang; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

 

 



Day 16: Trek from Kutumsang to Patibhanjyang ( 1768m/3hours)Patibhanjyang, a village in the Langtang region of Nepal dominated by the “Brahmin” and “Chettri” population.

On this second last day of our trek, the trail descends to the delightful hill village of Gul Bhanjyang. From here, we make a gentle ascent to another tranquil settlement of Thodang Betini. Our trail then literally takes a nose dive to Pathibhanjyang, a village dominated by the Brahmin and Chettri population. We can vividly notice the population transitioning from Sherpas/Gurungs/ Tamangs to Brahmins/Chettris as we get to the lower elevations. Overnight at teahouse in Patibhanjyang; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 


'Chiso Pani' which literally means cold water Day 17: Trek from Patibhanjyang to Chisopani (2194m/3hours)

We could have easily gotten to Chisopani without halting at Pathibhanjyang. But as we know that trekking is not about rushing to the destination, but taking your time to get acquainted to the place and enjoying every bit of your walk. Our itineraries are designed in a way that you do not get drained out with long walks everyday. This second last day of the trek necessitates us to make a fair ascent towards the settlement of Chisopani, which literally means "cold water" in Nepali dialect. Overnight at teahouse in Chisopani; breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

 

 

Day 18: Trek from Chisopani to Sundarijal (1463m/ 4hours) and drive fromKathmandu, the busy and flamboyant capital city of Nepal. Sundarijal to Kathmandu (1400m/1 hour)

The route saunters us through the forest of oaks and rhododendrons, as we arrive at Borlang Bhanjyang (2440m). We then trek down to Mulkharka (1800m), relishing a fascinating ambience of Kathmandu valley. The easy downhill march through the forest continues as we make our way to Sundarijal passing by the Shivapuri National Park. From Sundarijal, we drive all the way back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your designated hotel. You have an extra day in Kathmandu tomorrow, so you can spend the remaining time today as you please. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast included.

 

Thamel, a popular spot for souvenir shopping in Kathmandu, Nepal.Day 19: A free day in Kathmandu

An optional day in Kathmandu to fulfill anything that you missed out spotting in this energetic capital of Nepal. Above that, we know you have just gotten back from a long trek. So we want to make sure that you are well rested before you take a long flight back home. On this free day, you can indulge yourself in shopping or strolling around some of the cultural and historical landmarks of Kathmandu. Thamel is your hot spot for shopping where you can haul all the souvenirs representing Nepal and its culture. May be that in addition to your interesting trip anecdotes, you would also want to take back some mementos for your friends and relatives back home.
In the evening, Marron Treks will host a farewell dinner program; a full-fledged Nepali fiesta, featuring a range of traditional Nepali cuisines and a live cultural show. Enjoy the dinner, pack/prepare yourself for a flight back home and have a beauty sleep. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu; breakfast and dinner included.

 

Day 20: Final departure to own your destinationTribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

A representative from Marron Treks will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport, three hours prior to your flight schedule. As you wave us good bye and enter the terminal block, you would perhaps recall your arrival at this place. No wonder, everything seems so familiar now, because you had come here as a tourist, but you are going back as a friend! Have a safe flight back home and we look forward to being your travel companion in Nepal again!
Trips can always be extended. You can try out some of our other exciting packages like Bungy Jumping, Mountain Biking, Jungle Safari, White Water Rafting, Golfing & Paragliding etc. Please let us know about your desire for trip extension so that we can make the necessary arrangements.


 

  Important  Snippets 

The itinerary prescribed above is the standard template of the trip plan offered by Marron Treks which can be readily customized to match the guests’ preferences. However, the guests are expected to understand that the execution of the trip plan might be circumvented by an array of uncontrollable factors like bad weather, political turmoil, strikes, blockades and other unforeseen contingencies. Under such abnormal circumstances, the trip plans might undergo slight or sharp alterations, taking into consideration, the best interest of the clients. Wherever the changes are made, Marron Treks cannot be held responsible for the consequences. Nevertheless, we shall endeavor our level best to make sure that the trip is carried out with respect to the original trip specifics.


Accommodation

While you are in Kathmandu, we opt to accommodate you in 3 star or 5 star hotels like Hotel Royal Singhi (3 star), Hotel Manaslu (3 star), Radisson (5 star), Yak & Yeti (5 star) or similar.

During the trek, you will be accommodated in a Tea House/ Lodge or Trekking Inn. Most of these lodges and teahouses cater good services and are equipped with modern amenities. We will endeavor to provide you the best accommodation available along the route so that you get a good night’s rest in a hygienic milieu.

 

Meals

We never compromise with the quality of food and the health of the trekkers as well as the crew members. Generally, we opt for the fresh and nutritional local community food available in the Langtang Region You could make your delicious pick from an array of traditional food. This way, you could not only get the real sense of the local culture and life patterns but also contribute to promoting the locally available resources of organic food and beverages. Besides, a wide range of Continental, Chinese, Italian and Indian cuisines like Pizza, Spaghetti, French Fries, Soups, Breads, Masala Curry etc. are also available in the restaurants for your retreat.

 

Porter and Staff Care

When it comes to high altitude trekking, porters and staff members make up a pivot. Marron Treks ensures that all the porters and staff members going to high altitude conditions, are provided with adequate clothing and equipments.

 

Best Months

The months of January-May & September-December are considered to be the best for Langtang and Gosaikunda Trek

 

Any Experienced Required?

No former experience required. Physical fitness is the only key to accomplish this trek.

 

Our Guides

Guides play a very active role during the trek. Marron Treks has experienced and helpful treking guides who make your trip enjoyable as well as productive. Our guides are literate, multilingual speakers, environment conscious and well acquainted to culture, language, location and every single detail pertaining to the Langtang Region . This would help our trekkers make the most of their trip.

 

Travel Insurance

It is advised that you arrange your travel insurance before leaving your homeland. The main thing is to make sure that your insurance covers you for both medical and evacuation costs. In some places it is not necessary but it would be better if you have the travel insurance with you all the time. That would make your trip safe and hassle free.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop services.
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on “BB” basis as per itinerary.
  • Entrance and monumental fees during the sightseeing in Kathmandu as prescribed in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation costs in accordance to the itinerary.
  • All trekking accommodation costs on full board (B, L, D) basis as per the itinerary.
  • Four seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion) duffel bag, t-shirt and Cap (provided as complimentary gears).
  • A comprehensive medical kit (will be carried by the trekking guide).
  • Salary to guide and porters for the trekking period.
  • Personal insurance for crew members.
  • All applicable tourist fees, conservation fees, "special permit" fees & TIMS fees necessary for trekking.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural program.

 

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and departure taxes.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Lunch & dinner expenses incurred before or after the trekking period.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (to be covered by the client's travel insurance).
  • Nepal entry visa fee – Visa can be obtained upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days costs US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days costs US $40 and $ 100 respectively. You will need a valid passport and 2 copies of your recent PP sized photos).
  • Tips to the guide, porter, driver and hotel staffs (Tipping is expected).
  • Bar bills, alcoholic drinks & beverages.
  • Excess baggage charges (luggage allowance for domestic airlines in Nepal is 20 kgs.).
  • Personal insurance and other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, hot shower etc.).
  • Cost of personal trekking gears and equipments (kindly refer to our equipment lists: http://www.marrontreks.com/itineraries/126-27/langtang-and-gosaikunda-trek-20-days.html#equipment-list).
  • Cost incurred due to the addition of extra days or change in the real course of the itinerary because of bad weather conditions, political turmoil or any other unforeseen contingencies like (but not limited to) natural calamities, accidents, illness, thefts, damages etc.
  • Garbage deposit fees (refundable).
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section above.

TREKKING GEARS & EQUIPMENTS

Needless to say that kitting and stuffing yourself out for a trek is almost a herculean task which keeps you mulling and often gets you overwhelmed. But at the mercy of the renting outlets sprouting in every visible corner in Kathmandu, preparing for trekking in Nepal these days is almost tantamount to equipping yourself for a weekend backpacking trip. Most of the heavy and expensive items are easily available on rent, so you don’t actually have to travel Nepal with a cartload of gears. We have endeavored to formulate a categorical checklist that gives you a tentative idea regarding the gears and accessories mandatory for you during the trek. The list could vary depending upon the kind of trek you pursue, the terrain, weather conditions and time of the year. For instance, you don’t need the camp-trek equipments when you are on a tea-house trek. This listing below simply serves as a guideline and you can always have your own checklist. It is always preferable to pack light and the key to this is to carry the gears and accessories that have multidimensional uses.

 

  • CLOTHING (Core & Lower body)

Water-proof (breathable fabric) jacket, Poncho or Umbrella

Hard shell pants (breathable fabric- 1 set), preferably that zips from top and bottom which can be worn over boots without getting undressed, in case of abrupt weather changes

Fleece jacket or Pullover

Fleece windcheater jacket

Down jacket or a Down vest

T-shirts (2 – 3) and Long-sleeved shirts with collars ( 2- 3 pairs)

Nylon (cotton ought to be strictly avoided) hiking shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Hiking trousers- one that is detachable from the knees so that the it can be folded up as shorts ( 2- 3 pairs)

Thermal underwear as well as synthetic underwear (3 -4 each – avoid cotton)

Synthetic sport brassieres for women (2 pairs- avoid cotton)

 

  • Head/Eyes & Hand Gears

Sun hat/cap

Woolen hat or Balaclava

Sunglasses/Goggles (preferably the one with 100% UV protection)

Liner, Synthetic or Thin wool gloves (1 -2 pair)

Warm gloves (designed to the shield the sub-zero temperatures)- 1 pair

 

  • Footwear

Trekking boots (1 pair) and spare laces

Running shoes, Sandals or Thongs (flip-flops)- 1 pair each

Hiking gaiters (1 pair) to do away the rocks, dusts and moist feet

Liner socks- preferably synthetic (3 – 4 pairs)

Heavy or wool blend socks (3 – 4 pairs)

 

  • Equipments

Backpack/Rucksack

Duffle bag (will be provided by Marron Treks as a complimentary gear and you needn't return it )

Pack cover (to protect your gears from getting wet)

Day sack/Nylon stuff sack

Sleeping Bag/ Silk liner (will be provided by Marron Treks but should be returned after the trip)

Water bottle

Good head torch along with spare batteries and bulbs

Maps, compass and a guide book

Trekking poles

 

  • Miscellaneous Bits

The items below could seem trivial, but if you don’t have them, you might just find

 yourself sticky and stinky, which isn’t actually good for you!


Toiletries

Quick-drying camp towel

Detergent powder/bar

Toilet paper

Sunscreen Lotion (SPF 20+) & Lip balm

Pocket knife

Sewing/Repair Kit (for tent & mattress)

Emergency kit including a whistle, waterproof match/lighter

Padlocks for bags and lodge rooms

Stuff sacks

Earplugs

Candlesticks

 

  • Medicaments

It is important that you can include the medicines prescribed by your doctor. Below is just the generic list of medications. We advice you to always consult your travel doctor as you might be resistant or allergic to some medicines 


Anesthetics (Ibuprofen/Aspirin)

Broad spectrum antibiotics tablets

Metronidazole and Antacids (for diarrohea /indigestion)

Broad spectrum ointments (Neosporin/ Clotrimazole/Gentamicin)

Antiseptic liquids (Dettol/Savlon)

Assorted band-aids

Small gauge pad

Roll of adhesive tape

Iodine tablets

 

  • Optional Carry

Nothing hard and fast about carrying the items in this list as they are not the basics. Yet, though not all, if you still manage to squeeze in some of these items on your carry, you will not regret as they might just come handy during the trek


Camera, memory card and battery charger

GPS unit Altimeters

Binoculars

Pee bottle for men (leak proof/wide mouth) & Pee funnel for women

Books and magazines

Departure Date

Marron Treks has calibrated fixed departure dates for all the trek packages. We operate group as well as individual/private treks. Please pick the most palpable date for you and book your trip now. If the dates below don’t fit your schedule, kindly contact us directly and let us know about your preference.





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