Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Langtang Trekking (Nepal) 2012 - Invitation

I am forming a team to go trekking in Nepal 2012 next year.
After much discussion with Mr Cheban, the trekking agent in Nepal, I have decided to trek at Langtang (5,000m).
Plan date: 13 to 28 October 2012
Duration: 16 days (with 13 days of trekking to explore the valleys, lakes, magnificent views of the ice-capped Himalayan mountains)
If you are interested, do indicate/contact me at:

Minimum Fitness and Altitude Requirements:
1. You have trekked up to 4,000 meters or higher (eg. Mount Kinabalu)
2. Good fitness level and active (that you like trekking or running)
3. You must be able to attend a minimum of three group trainings (by 31 Dec 2011) for selection process into the team
4. Age limit applies
Ballpark or estimates of trekking fees: less than USD 1,000 (included hotels, lodges, guides, porters, meals, transport). To determine more accurate fees next year.
The other good season to trek in Nepal is in spring (mid-March to mid-April); alternatively, if you could only go in spring, form another group and go in spring of 2012.
Do click here for a glimpse of the captivating scenery of Langtang (by other trekkers):

Note: for the 16-day trekking, you only need to apply 9 working days' leaves (26 Oct 2012 is a holiday) 

Langtang Itinerary
Day 01 :  Arrive Kathmandu (1350m.)  Over-night O/N hotel (D) Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel, final prepration of the trekking Welcome Dinner.
Day 02 :  Drive – Dunche (1960m.) – Syabrubesi (8 hrs.) (1460m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 03 :  Syabrubensi – Lama Hotel (5 hrs.) (2470m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 04 :  Lama Hotel -Langtang Valley (5.30 hrs.) (3430m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 05 :  Langtang valley to Kyanjing Gompa (4 hrs.) (3870m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 06 :  Explore Langshisa Kharka and O/N Kyanjing Gompa (7 hrs.) (4080m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 07 :  Visit Tserko Ri (4984m.) & Kyanjin Ri (4773m.), O/N Kyanjing Gompa (7 hrs.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 08 :  Kyanjing Gompa trek back to Lama hotel (7 hrs.) (2470m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 09 :  Lama hotel to Sing Gompa (8 hrs.) (3330 m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 10 :  Sing Gompa - Gosainkunda (5 hrs.) (4380 m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 11 :  Gosainkund - Thare Pati (7 hrs.) (3690m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 12 :  Thare Pati - Gul Bhanyjang (6 hrs.) (2130m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 13 :  Gul Bhanjyanj - Chisopani (4.30 hrs.) (2194m.) O/N lodge (B L D)
Day 14 :  Chisapani – Kathmandu (5 hrs.) (1350m.) O/N hotel (B L D)
Day 15 :  Kathmandu free and O/N hotel (B  D) Free day in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening. 
Day 16 :  Kathmandu-Airport-Transfer

Do view photos and stories of my previous group trekking trip to Mount Everest Base Camp (5,500 m) in 2009 ... click here.

If you would like to contact Cheban to enquire other trekking trips, he can be contacted at: manaslutrek@wlink.com.np

or click at icon leading to his website (at top right of this blogsite).
Note: photos of Langtang shown here are extracted from internet; thanks to the original photographers.

Posted by KC Leong


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