Langtang / Sankhu Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu
All guests will be greeted at the airport by our Nepalese THISWORLDEXISTS contact. Our in country expert will have arranged airport transfers to our hotel for all guests.
Note: Those arriving prior to the suggested arrival date will need to organise their own transport from the airport.
Samsara Resort, Thamel
Phone: +977 1-4416466
Samsara Resort has a relaxed atmosphere and it’s own beautiful garden on premises.
Welcome Dinner provided at either the hotel restaurant or a nearby Nepali restaurant - TBC in country
Day 02: Acclimatisation day in Kathmandu
Optional (at an additional cost) to organise a morning Everest Flight experience with Buddha Air ($199USD). Flights start at 6:30am and take guests on a 45 minute flight through the Everest region to show these amazing mountains in a completely different perspective. The plan will fly under 30 kilometres from the peak of the world, Mount Everest.
Local sightseeing, preparation for the trek and overnight stay in Kathmandu at Samsara Resort.
Buffet breakfast provided at the hotel. After breakfast, the group will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square, which is about a 20 minute walk from the Hotel. All guests will be given free time to see the local tourist sights and asked to return to the hotel for Lunch.
In the afternoon, the group will be briefed about the trip. During this briefing, a final gear check will be completed and all group equipment for the trek will be prepared. Any last minute items that are needed to be rented or bought may be done.
Dinner at a restaurant nearby the hotel.
Day 3: Bus/Jeep ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1400mts)
Depending on road conditions and transport, this trip can take anywhere from 4-12 hours.
After morning breakfast we follow the north-west running hills out of Kathmandu. Take in the Himlayan views and mountainous terrain to gain an insight into the Nepali lifestyle as we drive through terraced rice fields and rustic villages.
Lunch will be taken at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descend down to Syabrubesi.
During night time we prepare for our trek that departs in the morning and spend the night in Syabrubesi.
Day 4: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2500mts) - 6 hours
The first day of trekking follows the Langtang Khola River, passing through dense forests and crossing numerous suspension bridges. There is the option to stop and visit tea house for afternoon tea. The trail goes up and down but it's not a challenging day of hiking (the perfect warm up).
Day 5: Lama Hotel to Thyangshyapu (3140mts) - 5 hours
After breakfast, we embark on our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, the tree line is finally below us. We are greeted with marvellous views of Langtang Lirung. Today’s trekking passes by water mills, prayer wheels and chortens with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.
Day 6: Thyangshyapu to Kyanjin Gompa (3850mts) - 5 hours
Leaving Thyangshyapu after morning tea we initially pass through Langtang Valley and yak pastures. On this day we also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal (stone wall with prayers written on them). The prayers written on the mani wall are supposed to be blown away by the wind. Crossing several wooden bridges spanning different valleys, we begin getting into high altitude. This is when we are grateful for the slow ascent as some may start feeling the ‘thin air’. Kanjin Gompa is completely surrounded by the Himalayan Mountains. Guests will take a walk around Kanjin Gompa in the afternoon to soak in the stunning views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.
Option to do smaller hikes in the afternoon to Kyanjin Ri (4800mts) for sunset and spectacular panoramic view of Langtang Himalaya range.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa (3850mts) to Kyanjin Ri (4800mts)
A slow paced day to take in the stunning views of the Langtang peaks and exploring the town of Kyanjin Gompa. The group will have the option of an acclimatisation hikes to Kyanjin Ri (4800mts) for spectacular panoramic view of Langtang Himalaya range and Langtang glaciers. This hike will help group members to make the sunrise summit of Tserko Ri (5000mts) tomorrow morning.
Day 8: Visit to Tserko Ri (5000mts) and return to Lama Hotel - 6 hours
Early morning we visit to Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for incredible sunrise views over the Himalaya. Return for breakfast and then the group proceeds back to Lama Hotel. Since, its mostly downhill, it is 4/5 hours walk from Kanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The trail returns down the hill through the thick forest that shrouds the river. The return hike passes the ethnic Tamang settlements who follow religious and cultural practices similar to the Tibetans. A great cultural experience.
Day 9: Another day hiking down to Syabrubesi. Stay Overnight at Syabrubesi.
After breakfast we will make our way back to Syabrubesi and rest up for our education project.
Accomodation provided in Syabrubesi.
Day 10: Drive from Syabrubesi to our education project in Sankhu
After breakfast, our private transport will take us to Sankhu and Palu Bari village on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The transport will stop by at the hotel so that guests can collect additional clothing or gear that they may require at the school project. The trip will take around 4-10 hours by bus. Upon our arrival, we will rest and immerse ourselves in the rural Nepali community. Sleeping arrangements will be in tents or homestay during our time in the Sankhu community.
Note: The same sleeping bags used for the trek will be sufficient in Sankhu.
Day 11-13: Education project in Sankhu
Continue support in our Education Project over the next 5 days.
A range of tasks will be given to guests to assist the local tradespeople in building the school project.
Day 14: Thankyou ceremony in the Sankhu community and return to Kathmandu.
Lunch will be taken in a road restaurant on route to Kathmandu.
Free time in Kathmandu in the evening. Dinner provided at hotel or nearby restaurant.
Over night stay in Kathmandu.
Samsara Resort, Thamel
Phone: +977 1-4416466
Day 15: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and departure.
After breakfast, there will be a post-trip discussion and feedback forms completed.
A guided tour of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu (entry fees not included). Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swoyambhunatha) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath).
All guests will be driven to the airport prior to their departing flights.
= Airport transfers (pick up & drop off)
= All necessary transportation arrangements as mentioned in itinerary
= 3 nights Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast/lunch and dinner in hotel or nearby restaurant
= 2 nights Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast/lunch and dinner in hotel or restaurant
= Accommodation in lodge during the trek days with breakfast, lunch and dinner
= Highly experienced, helpful and friendly Trek guide including their food, accommodation, salary and group equipment
= Group insurance for trekking days
= Necessary porters for trekking days (1 porter between 2 guests, maximum weight for the bag should not exceed 25 kg. per porter.)
= Trekking Permits (ACAP permit & TIMS Permit)
= Necessary equipment (Sleeping bag, duffle bag and trekking pole) rental service at minimum additional cost
= Accommodation and meals during project work days as provided by our project partner
= Cultural welcome ceremony
= Farewell dinner with cultural thank you ceremony
= Full time assistance by our in country agent
= Personal equipment and clothing
= Sightseeing/Tourist sites entry fees in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
= Your personal travel insurance (required)
= International flight ticket or additional travel requirements whilst in country
= Any other activities or items not stated in the above itinerary