Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang valley trek is a pure blend of natural and cultural richness; witness great scenic landscapes, snow-capped mountains, rhododendron forests along with the great culture and traditions of the Tamang and Sherpa people. It is a short and moderate trek taking not more than a week. Although, adding in a few days for side tours into the valley isn’t a bad idea.
Syabrubesi is the starting point for the trek. It takes an eight hour drive from Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi. From there we ascend to the Kyanjin Gompa.
One of the highlights of this region of Nepal is the Langtang National Park. The park is home to approximately 4,500 residents with most of them being of the Tamang ethnicity. The park is rich in flora and fauna. The park is filled with oak, maple, pine, and several types of rhododendron. Its home to some of the rarest creatures on the planet like the Himalayan black bear, the Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys and red pandas. There have also been stories of Yeti sightings in the area.The park also includes religious and spiritual sights like the Gosainkunda lakes, sacred to Hindus and Kyanjin Gompa, sacred to Buddhists.
The Langtang Valley trek offers great views of Pemthang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and Kangchenpo. If you are looking for something moderate, quick, and fulfilling, this is it! If you have enough time, the trek can be extended to Gosainkunda Lake.
Annapurna Trek with Chitwan Jungle Safari is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal. It lies between the western parts of the Himalayan country, Nepal. It is a sort of a mixture that can fulfill multiple interests for families such as adventure, cultural, pilgrimage trek, hiking and so on. This is a genuine Nepal adventure hike and tour. Moreover, this hiking tour is appropriate for a short family getaway. It pieces together a short, yet, reasonably difficult Himalayan Sunrise trek, two days rafting on the Seti River and a jungle safari.
Highlights of Annapurna Family Hiking
- Visit Hindu and Buddhist temples in Kathmandu Valley
- Tour of Nepal’s tourism hub, Pokhara city
- Adventurous and scenic Annapurna hike with your family
- View of Annapurna, Macchapucchre, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and so on
- Rafting in the Seti River and camping
- The amazing and popular Chitwan Wildlife Safari (On Jeep/Elephant ride)
The trekking is well far from the principal trails. Yet, it incorporates two basically astounding hilltop campgrounds at moderate elevations with views of the whole Annapurna Massif, Fishtail, and Manaslu with a glimpse of Dhaulagiri. Trek through untainted, traditional towns and meet local people en route. Taking to the waters of the Seti River, your trip proceeds through a sub-tropical valley that must be adventured by rafting. Also, with overnight camps on the river banks.
Next in line is Nepal’s most popular and well-preserved National Park, Chitwan National Park. Here, you’ll appreciate a day in the wilderness on safari looking for the Bengal Tiger, the One-Horned Rhino and much more. Likewise, an amazing exhibit of beautiful flying creatures is hard to miss.
Nepal Family Adventure is a family adventure travel exclusive to your family. It’s about combining a simple Himalayan trek, rafting, and wildlife. Also, about the wilderness, while remaining in the best accommodations that exist en route. This extravagant adventure trip gives knowledge to the differing qualities of Nepal. From the grandiose pinnacles of the Himalayas to the nearly sea level Gangetic plains. Moreover, overland travel is kept to an absolute minimum as well.
The Nepal Family Adventure starts with a somewhat simple stroll in the Annapurna range and the delightful Modi Khola Valle. Here you’ll experience pretty towns and additionally spectacular Himalayan views as well. Moving from mountains to water, paddle down the Seti River through a sub-tropical valley. Also, scenes that you can’t just see aside from by being on the stream. An overnight at a comfortable permanent waterway side camp before proceeding onward to Nepal’s most well-known National Park – Chitwan National Park.
Highlights of Nepal Family Adventure:
- Stunning views with a magical experience of sunrise over the Annapurna Range
- Amazing view of Annapurna and Manaslu
- Chitwan National park jungle safari in search for Rhino and the Bengal tiger
- The rich culture and the Nepali way of life
- Nevertheless, the experience of the white water rafting at Trishuli River
The Upper Mustang Jeep Tour is specially designed for those travelers who don’t have enough time to explore the spectacularly vast, arid valleys in the Himalayas. Here, the Tibetan culture continues to survive. You can explore the hidden former Kingdom of Mustang, also popular as mini-Tibet for its arid yet picturesque landscapes and Tibetan culture and lifestyles. Upper Mustang overland tour by jeep is a wonderful adventure holiday in Nepal.
The Forbidden Kingdom, Upper Mustang was not opened to outsiders until 1992 for the purpose of preservation. This isolation itself is the reason for the heavy Tibetan influence on this region. Even the landscapes and color of barren lands look similar to the Tibetan valleys.
Upper Mustang is a gem among unexplored and untouched landscapes and lifestyles of Nepal. Plan your Jeep drive to this beautiful Mustang kingdom and explore the desert landscape of Nepal. This radical Himalayan adventure is one of a kind, an astonishing excursion into another kingdom of Nepal – Lomangthang or Lo Manthang. The multi-colored Buddhist prayer flags sum up the view of the entire Lo Manthang.
Upper Mustang Jeep Tour Highlights
- Tour through the rugged trails of Kagbeni via Jomsom to Lo Manthang by Jeep
- Experiencing the Tibetian culture and lifestyles
- Beautiful views of deserted landscapes, ancient caves & monasteries in the forbidden kingdom
- Taste the famous local apples of Jomsom
- Try the apple wine in Marpha.
- Muktinath visit which is one of the holiest shrines for Hindus
- Witness the Kali Gandaki Gorge (world’s deepest gorge)
- Brief Pokhara visit and tour
Related Trip: Upper Mustang Trek
It is a journey that takes you from Tibet influenced high, parched, mountain desert of Mustang to the sub-tropical wilderness. That too, in a couple of days. It’s simply energizing and exciting to roll down your jeep windows and feel the breeze on your skin.
Best Season for Upper Mustang Jeep Tour
Unlike trekking, you won’t have to face the extremities of physical challenges at such high altitudes. However, the winter season will not favor visitors whether they travel via Jeep, bike or foot. The snow-covered trails are hard to penetrate through for even 4WD tires. The steep terrains get slippery and almost impossible to drive through.
Not to mention, it can get very cold and chilly during the winter. March to November is an ideal period for the Upper Mustang road trip. The snow-capped mountains, the blue skies, and blooming vegetation complement the view during this time.
Inhale it, live it and cherish it.
Contact us for more info regarding the fees and permit for this amazing trip. Book your Jeep tour to Upper Mustang now and discover the mysteries of this place.
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a short trekking trial within Annapurna region. The is the Short edition of Annapurna Base Camp trek that is a perfect for those who want to achieve the Annapurna Base camp trek but are in the constraint of time. It is a popular choice among varied outdoor enthusiasts, may it be a solo female traveler or hikers’ traveling in groups to Nepal as the trail is relatively easy and appealing.
The Trek offers enough time to eyewitness the spectacularly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants that enclose the basin: Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), the Glacier Dome, Gangapurna (7454m), the unclimbed Fang (7647m), and the fishtail peak of Machhapuchhare (6997m).
The trek starts at Nayapul about an hour drive from Pokhara. You feel soaked in nature and calm in the heart and soul. The main part of Ghandruk Valley is on the top of the rim, more than 500m above. Colossal rhododendron forests and fine terrace goes on passing through the trail to the Chhomrong village. Its step and more steps until you reach the tiny hamlet of Upper Sinuwa. Then it is a long hard slog into the misty mountains from Sinuwa to Deurali
As you reach the Base Camp, you will be rewarded with the panoramic views of Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other neighboring peaks. The way down to Bamboo from Base Camp, again cross glaciers and then reach Deurali and finally reach to Bamboo where you see Himalayan Thar and other animals. We also pass the famed vantage points for daybreak and mountain views like Poon Hill. The hot water bath in the hot spring of Jhinu Danda is a magnificent experience.
The trekking journey is rich in biodiversity. Annapurna region lies stretching along with Lamjung Himal from the Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east in central north part of Nepal. So you would not want to miss out on this!!
The Mardi Himal trek is a relatively new and hence, a less explored trekking route in Nepal. Away from the busier and more crowded trekking routes, the trek is an ideal getaway for those interested in trekking and also as well for the beginners as prior experience isn’t needed. The trail is small and winding, passing through villages, beautiful and dense rhododendron forests, narrow valleys up to High Mountain landscapes with homestays and tea houses along the entire route. The trek offers visitors a chance to experience the culture and traditions of the local communities, to feast their eyes upon the incredible sceneries, endless diversity of flora and fauna of the region, and views of mountains such as Mardi Himal, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna south and Hiuchuli. All these elements make this one an ideal trekking experience in Nepal.
The trek begins after an hour’s drive from Pokhara to Kande. Trekkers shall make their way up towards Australian camp and then down to Pothana 1890m and again up to Deurali 2100m. The trail then passes through dense rhododendron forests into Forest Camp 2600m. The trail continues getting steeper through more forests with occasional glimpses of Annapurna South before getting into Low Camp (2970m).
The trail then leads into High Camp 3550m (mistakenly shown at 3900m in trekking maps). The landscape changes as you get closer to High Camp. Trekkers will suddenly find themselves in a rocky high mountain landscape, with amazing views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and Machapuchre. Trekkers can then head further towards the Mardi Himal base camp at 4500 which is about 4 hours from High camp and again make their way back towards High Camp in the same day.
Poon Hill Trek is now listed in the top 10 destinations of the world by the Lonely Planet, one of the largest travel guide book. But, please don’t just visualize its beauty from the picture, do join this awesome 4 days Poon Hill Trek and experience the beauty yourself.
The famous hill station, Poon Hill offers the majestic vistas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges.
For the people with limited time in Nepal yet wants to get close to the mountains and experience the novel Nepali culture, Poon Hill Trek is a perfect choice.
This fabulous trek is loaded with intriguing landscape and the vistas of closest northern Himalayan ranges. Furthermore, it is a relatively easy trekking destination around the Annapurna Region.
This short trek holds the breath of every traveler as it offers breathtaking views of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The view includes Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Dhampus Peak, Machhapuchchhre, Himalchuli, and more.
Likewise, the trail explores the natural beauties and passes through the remote valleys, ancient villages, picturesque path, and lush forest.
In addition, the most preeminent attraction of the Poon Hill Trek is the magnificent sunrise and sunset views. The famous viewpoint, Poon Hill offers the spectacular sight of entire Himalayan ranges canvassed in golden colors as light reflects in the early sun’s rays.
The popular trek further offers the fresh serenity of the high alpine area and a peek to the Nepali lifestyle. Here one may catch probably the best snaps of great Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges and is also prominently known as a Photographer’s Paradise. The trek can be continued to Annapurna Base Camp further hiking.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 12-day journey that immerses you in the heart of the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a true gem among the treks on earth. Get ready for an incredible journey spanning 110km (68 miles) of true breadth-taking landscapes. From the enchanting lush green forests to the exhilarating high-altitude terrains, this Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a feast for trek lovers. Your adventure kicks off and concludes in the vibrant city of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. It surely will provide you with a seamless loop experience that’s both convenient and captivating.
Best Time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). These times of the year offer the best of the clear skies, mild temperatures that one can withstand, and stable weather conditions. These times of the year make the trek a seamless journey.
Trek Permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Card
The TIMS permit can be obtained from the TAAN office in Kathmandu. For individual trekkers, the cost of a TIMS permit is 20 USD.
Please NOTE: All of these permits will be managed by Himalayan Trekking for an organised Trek.
Document Requirements for Annapurna Base Camp Trek Permits
To ensure a seamless acquisition of both ACAP and TIMS permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is essential to prepare the required documents:
- A copy of your valid passport.
- Two passport-sized photographs.
- A detailed trekking itinerary, outlining your route and the areas you will explore.
- The necessary fee for the permits, payable in Nepali currency.
How Difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is graded as a moderate trek. Thus, it is suitable for individuals with a reasonable level of fitness. While the trek involves uphill and downhill sections, the pace is gradual, allowing for acclimatization. Our experienced guides will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the entire journey to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Begin a soul-healing Annapurna Base Camp Trek journey with Himalayan Trekking Pvt. Ltd. to the Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal. Let the majestic mountains, charming villages, and serene landscapes captivate your senses. This adventure is an invitation to explore nature’s beauty, challenge your limits, and experience Nepal’s hospitality firsthand.
Join us, and let the Himalayas speak out to you on this amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek.