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Langtang Gosainkunda Circuit Trek - 18 days

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The Langtang Gosainkunda Circuit trail heads east through forests up the Langtang Valley as far as Kyanjin Gompa. Experience the spiritual lifestyle of the Buddhist people here. The monastery is 700 years old. An early morning hike up Tserko Ri offers huge panoramic views of the High Himalaya along the Tibetan border; plus nearby Langtang Lirung and its glaciers.

Retrace your steps to Lama Hotel before branching southwards and up above the tree line to Thulo Syabru: with magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal to the northwest. Continue to Laurebina and then Gosaikunda, an important pilgrimage site for both Buddhists and Hindus. Marvel at the sunrise over the glistening lakes.

The Langtang Gosainkunda trail then rises to the Laurebina La before gradually descending into the Helambu Valley: with terraced farmlands and rice paddies. Numerous Buddhist monasteries dot the countryside. Explore the villages of Kutumsang, Chisopani and Mulkharka. From Sundarijal, a short drive returns you to your Hotel in Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft). MMT staff will meet and transfer you to your hotel.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trek preparation
  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1,440m/4,750ft) 8-10 hrs drive, 132km
  • Day 04: Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft) 5-6 hrs, 10km
  • Day 05: Lama Hotel – Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft) 5- 6 hrs, 10km
  • Day 06: Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft) 4-5 hrs, 5km
  • Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa: rest and acclimatization day: Tserko Ri exploration
  • Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,150ft), 3-4 hrs, 5km
  • Day 09: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru (2,230m/7,350ft) 5-6 hrs, 10km
  • Day 10: Thulo Syabru – Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft) 4-5 hrs, 8km
  • Day 11: Shin Gompa – Laurebina Yak (3,950m/12,960ft) 3-4 hrs, 4km
  • Day 12: Laurebina Yak – Gosaikunda Lake (4,380m/14,454ft) 3-4 hrs, 3km
  • Day 13: Gosaikunda Lake – Laurebina La (4,610m/15,213ft) – Gopte (3,440m/11,286ft), 6-8 hrs, 8km
  • Day 14: Gopte – Tharepati (3,640m/12,012ft), 2-3 hrs, 8km
  • Day 15: Tharepati – Kutumsang (2,450m/8,085ft) 4-5 hrs, 10km
  • Day 16: Kutumsang – Chisopani (2,160m/7,125ft) 5-6 hrs, 11km
  • Day 17: Chisopani – Sundarijal – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) 4-5 hrs, 10km, 1 hr, 20km drive
  • Day 18: Final Departure

Transfer to International Airport and fly to your onward destination.

Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only.

Check List

  • Reading/writing material
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag provided by Mountain Mart Trek in Kathmandu 
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Torch/flashlight - headlamp style is ideal
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen and lip balm
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter Aluminum or Nalgene polypropylene are best
  • Warm Hat
  • Sunhat/bandana
  • Sunglasses
  • Gloves - wool or fleeced and gore tex
  • Scarf
  • Bag Liners to waterproof your bags (A duffel bag is provided to each trekker for trekking by MMT in Kathmandu)
  • Sewing Kit
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants
  • Comfortable and sturdy walking shoes (worn frequently prior to departure)
  • Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination - ensure boots fit such combination
  • Running shoes or sandals for evening
  • Wool jumper/sweater/fleece. Lightweight during summer, 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweights during winter months.
  • T Shirts 2 or 3
  • Shirt - Long Sleeved
  • Pants - lightweight long trousers (jeans are unsuitable)
  • Thermals upper and lower
  • Extra warm clothing during winter (December to March) layered clothing - thermals.

Gosaikunda Circuit Trekking Detail Itinerary: 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Our Mountain Mart Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Please, look for our Treks and Expeditions play card. Transfer to hotel, introduce your trekking guide and check the necessities. Afternoon stroll Tourist colourful market Thamel down town. 

Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast 

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City excursion

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world!  Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. Swayambhunath Stupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple. Your day tour ends Kathmandu Durbar Square Showcasing living goddess Kumari Temple, Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak Street and more.

Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast 

Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1,440m/4,750ft), 7-8 hrs, ~132km drive

The journey northwest from Kathmandu on the Northern Highway follows a torturous route over the middle hills through picturesque forest and farmland. Views of Manaslu, the Ganesh Himal and Kyirong to the north are possible from high ridges. At Devighat the road turns north into the Trisuli Valley and meets the river at Trisuli. A secondary road then winds up the river valley to Betrawati, before snaking over the hills to Dhunche; the largest village in the region. Continue down to the riverside village of Syabru Besi where the river (that cuts through the ranges from Tibet) is now named the Bhote Koshi. Overnight in Syabru Lodge 

Day 04: Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft), 5-6 hrs, ~10km

From Syabru Besi the trail follows the Langtang Khola which rises from the Langtang Glacier below Langtang Ri: on the finger of land that pushes north to the border with Tibet. After crossing a couple of suspension bridges it leads precipitously along and above the south bank of the stream, passing through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. These are home to a wide variety of wildlife: numerous birds, grey langurs, and red pandas, wild boars, Himalayan black bears. Overnight in Lama Hotel at Lodge. 

Day 05: Lama Hotel – Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft), 5-6 hrs, ~10km

Today’s trail climbs a 1,000m/3,300ft, beginning easily at first, then more steeply as it climbs through mixed forest of oak, rhododendron, maple and hemlock. Tantalising views of the approaching Langtang Himal appear to the north. The trail then drops back to a picturesque tea house on the river, climbs a pass to the hotel-settlement of Ghora Tabela and then rises with the river, as it gradually enters the ancient, broad, U-shaped glacial valley carved by the Langtang, Shalbachum and Lirung Glaciers. 

The path then climbs the hillside; through forest and open terraced fields of buckwheat, barley and potatoes, to the villages of Thangshyap, Chamki and Ghumba (with an interesting gompa). Finally it rises, past water driven mills and prayer wheels, to the large village of Langtang: headquarters of the National Park. Impressive twin waterfalls drop from a cliff-cleft above this Tibetan village of flat-roofed stone and wooden homes. Cattle and yaks graze above the town. Langtang Lirung is directly north of the village. Local cheeses, breads and apple pie pamper to foreign tastes. Overnight  Langtang at Lodge.

Day 06: Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa, (3,870m/12,697ft), 3-4 hrs, ~5km

Today is a short day: which should aid acclimatisation. Climb a ridge beyond the village to a Chorten and continue gently up passed a long mani wall to Mundu and Sindum. Then drop (passed an impressive boulder) back to the river before climbing to Yamphu: and a yak-wool shop. The trail then crosses the Laja Chu before rising up a moraine to a view point: with views of the dramatic icefall from the Langtang Lirung and Kinshung peaks as well as the monastery ahead. Surmount a final ridge and drop to the teahouse-village that has developed below the gompa. Consider afternoon walks to the cheese factory or to Kyanjin Gompa or to the Kyanjin Glacier to assist with acclimatisation. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa at Lodge.

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa: rest and acclimatisation day: Tserko Ri exploration

Kyanjin Ri (4,850m/16,005ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,500ft) both offer excellent viewpoints of the area. After breakfast, walk up to Tsergo Ri for spectacular views to the north of the Langtang Range and in particular Langtang Lirung (7,227m/23,712ft), Kinshung (6,781m/22,248ft) and Yansa Tsenji (6,567m/21,546ft). Below is the impressive snout of the huge Langtang Lirung Glacier. To the west and south is: Dorie Lakpa (6,966m/22,855ft), Ganchenpo (6,387m/20,956ft), Dshabu Ri (5,202m/17,068ft) and Urking Kanggari (5,863m/19,565ft). Return to the guest house for lunch and then stroll around the Kyanjin Valley. Overnight in Kyanjin Lodge. 

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,150ft), 3-4 hrs, ~5km 

Retrace your steps, back down to the Lama Hotel, enjoying the views on this easier walk. Take it slowly to assist with acclimatisation. Overnight in Lama Hotel at Lodge.

Day 09: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru (2,230m/7,350ft), 5-6 hrs, ~10km

Continue to retrace your steps, stopping for lunch at Pairo. Then ascend: with great northeast views of the Ganesh Himal before dropping to cross to the south side of the river above Bamboo and continue up to a ‘T’ junction: (straight on for Syabrubesi). Turn south (left) and trek upwards to U Kyang and on to the large village of Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru at Lodge.

Day 10: Thulo Syabru – Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft), 4-5 hrs, ~8km 

Today’s trail involves another 1,000m/3,300ft ascent with splendid views of the Ganesh Himal to the northeast plus the Langtang Range and Valley to the north. A broad path zigzags up the hill from the village through potato fields. Follow the routes that lead to Dursagang and then climb up through oak and hemlock forests followed by rhododendron forest and open pastures to summit on a ridge at Phoprang Danda. A large trail to Shin Gompa follows the top of the ridge through old forest, then up to a higher ridge of spruce forest: and a final climb to a third ridge and the village of Chandan Bari – and Shin Gompa. The Gompa runs a cheese factory; opened initially under the auspices of a Swiss company. Both are worth a visit. Overnight in Shin Gompa at Lodge.

Day 11: Shin Gompa – Laurebina Yak (3,950m/12,960ft), 3-4 hrs, ~4km 

The trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron forest with continuing views of the Ganesh and Langtang Himals and the tranquil Langtang valley. The northern slopes of today’s route have been declared a sanctuary: dedicated to the preservation of the endangered red panda: which the Nepali call a ‘cat bear.’ 

The tree line of the north facing forests is now replaced, by the scrub vegetation of the southern slopes as the path rises higher; to a perfect tea spot at Cholang Pati. The trail continues to climb to Laurebina Yak with wider ranging and more breathtaking scenery that now includes views, from west to east, of the distant Annapurnas, the Manaslu (8,156m/26,760ft) range, the full Langtang Range and also mountains visible beyond the border into Tibet. This is a perfect place to relax – and enjoy magnificent sunset/sunrise photographic possibilities. Overnight in Laurebina Yak at Lodge. 

Day 12: Laurebina Yak – Gosaikunda (4,380m/14,454ft), 3-4 hrs, ~3km

After a tranquil early morning photo shoot, the trail climbs to a ridge and on up, past waterfalls from the small Saraswati Kund (Lake, 4,100m/13,530ft). It then follows an exposed route, high above the Trisuli Valley to the west, to a spur and views of the second, Bhairav Kund. Beyond, Gosaikunda lies on the north-western shore of the largest lake. There are good viewpoints on a ridge behind the village. Several semi-frozen lakes lie to the south. Afternoon exploration. Overnight in Gosaikunda at Lodge 

Day 13: Gosaikunda – Laurebina La (4,610m/15,213ft) – Gopte (3,440m/11,286ft), 6-8 hrs, ~8km

Ahead is the Laurebina La which needs about 1½ hrs to summit along a trail that passes four more lakes. Summit views over Sura (Sun) Kund and the surrounding countryside are splendid. The trail then descends beside a stream to a rustic high camp “lodge” before dropping down the centre of the valley to Phedi. Below Phedi, the trail becomes rocky and climbs up and down several ridges, dropping eventually into rhododendron and pine forest beneath the cliffs of the Thare Danda. It negotiates several ravines before reaching Gopte which lies on a ridge. Overnight in Gopte at Lodge. 

Day 14: Gopte – Tharepati (3,640m/12,012ft), 2-3 hrs, ~8km

Today is a short walk. The trail continues to negotiate rocky ravines and crosses old boulder strewn moraine beds before ascending to a high, windy, ridge and the village of Tharepati. Magnificent (distant!) views to the northeast include Dorje Lakpa, the Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar and ranges into Tibet. Overnight in Tharepati at Lodge. 

Day 15: Tharepati – Kutumsang (2,450m/8,085ft), 4-5 hrs, ~10km 

The trail drops 1,200m/3,900ft today over a succession of ridges. At first it descends steeply through dense pine forest towards distant Mangengoth. It then climbs the Mera Danda from where some of the last good views of the Langtang peaks appear to the north. Another valley crossing leads to Yuldu Bhanjyang for the last peak views. The trail then passes a waterfall and ridges down through fir and rhododendron forest and farmland to Kutumsang.  Explore the village. Overnight in Kutumsang at Lodge.

Day 16: Kutumsang – Chisopani (2,160m/7,125ft), 5-6 hrs, ~11km

At first the trail climbs past granite cliffs and on to the Tamang village of Golphu on a ridge. It then continues its general upward trend to Thotong and Lapcha Danda. There are great views of the softer Helambu District to the south from high ridges. From here the trail drops through fields and new forest to the large village of Chipling. It then undulates over two lower ridges before climbing gently to Chisopani from where there are good, distant mountain views. Overnight in Chisopani at Lodge.   

Day 17: Chisopani – Sundarijal – Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft), 4-5 hrs, ~10 , 1 hr, ~20km  bus ride

Chisopani lies at the northern border of the Shivapuri National Park; which is also the main water catchment area for Kathmandu. The trail passes through dense forests, rising gently to the Borlang Bhanjyang before undulating to Mulkharka and then dropping to Sundarijal on the southern border of the park. From here a jeep will return you to Kathmandu and your hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight in Kathmandu at 2 star Hotel with breakfast. 

Day 18: Final departure

Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your onward flight to your next destination

Note: Above trekking hours and distances are approximate, and absolutely for general idea only. 

Cost Inclusive:

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 2 star Hotels in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • City tour by private transport
  • Land Cruiser Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (trail foot)
  •  Private Luxury Transport Sundarijal (trail head) – Kathmandu 
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • All mountain accommodation (soft/comfortable private room)
  • Full meals of your choice (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek 
  • Supplementary snacks (energy bar, cookies and seasonal fresh fruit) 
  • Hot drinks (Tea and Coffee)
  • Safe Drinking water
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag

Cost Exclusive:

  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu 
  • City monument fees
  • Bottled water 
  • Electronic device re-charge in Mountain  
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tip

Trip Information Section


Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.


A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.

Drinking water:

Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem

Route Map

Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt

What to take

This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .

Important to note:

Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.

Why Travel with Us?

Our outdoor staffs are fully insured and well equipped. MMT offers attractive salary packages to guides, porters and other trekking staffs. We also pay sustainable salaries/wages during low season when no work is available. Our porters may carry a maximum mass of 30 kilograms.

We have extensive logistical experience in both individual and group tour operations. We customize your holdiay as per requirment and  always endeavour to meet ultimate expetation. MMT tour operaters are professionalize in Nepal trekking, high adventure passes, climbing and mountaineering, cultural tours, white water rafting and many more.

Safety and trip comfort are no compromises and top priorities of the company inclusively to both clients and trekking crews. Our trekking leaders are pharmacy trained and have considerable knowledge on AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) from different training workshops conducted by HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association), KEEP (Kathmandu Education Invironment Project) and TAAN (Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal) . We believe health is wealth:  Guides and porters are fully insured and sufficient trekking gear is supplied by MMT.  Emergency First Aid Kits are carried by trek leaders for health support for clients and trekking staff.  We are constantly in communication with our trek leaders about weather issues which might influence trips.

We are an independent ultimate outdoor adventure team, based in Nepal, who explore and experience the unspoiled flora, fauna and landscapes of the towering Himalayas as well as the treasures of myth and legend of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan. Mountain Mart Treks offers a splendid alternative solution for adventure, fun, research, and eco tourism to these South Asian countries. We believe each our happy client is our next trek.

Mountain Mart Trek has numerous fixed departures trekking tours to match several travelers. Besides, we also offer customize guaranteed departure dates upon your advice and make happen comfortably. MMT will organize treks for groups with specific interests and will adjust itineraries for groups with age-specific requirements. Group sizes can range from a single trekker up to a maximum of 10 people

Our trekking team has more than 20 years route experiences in remote adventure, peak climbing, expeditions, culture and nature research, whatever your condition we will help you to achieve your final goal. We believe in adventure beyond the fun.   We are more specialized in unbeaten and unspoiled nature finder trekking operator..

Our prices are extremely competitive and our service will touch your feelings. We have a good business relationship with domestic and international airlines, hotels and resorts and are the sole agents for several treks and tours. We guarantee fair prices and top class unexpected Services.We offer a transparent travel service and no hidden costs will hit our clients during their trip.

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Frequently Asked Questions Section

  • Foreigners other than Indian citizen, who intend to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport prior to apply for a Nepal visa. The passport must have six months validity from the date of arrival. Travelers can obtain a Nepalese visa upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, or at a border immigration office. One recent copy of a passport size color photo is required to apply for Tourist Visa to Nepal.

    Visa Fees: 

    • The fees payable only in USD dollars for obtaining a visa on arrival at any border are as follows:
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days: US$ 25 payable only in USD dollars.
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days: US$ 40 payable only in USD dollars
    • A Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days: US$ 100 payable only in USD dollars
  • Yes, our Airport Representative will be there to greet you outside the Terminal Hall (after you have completed passport, immigration and visa requirements) He will be displaying our Mountain Mart Treks & Expedition logo with your name on it. You will then be transferred to your hotel.

  • Mountain Mart Treks & Expeditions is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure. With that in mind, we use a mixture of local buses and taxis, private mini buses for city sightseeing and airport pickups and sometimes land cruisers for journeys into the mountains, to and from trekking points. The choice of vehicle will also depend on the size of your group. See the “Price Includes” section for your trek’s options. All vehicles are maneuverable and flexible enabling us to take you through the narrow roads of Nepal. We carefully omit to talk about he crazy, exciting, heart thumping driving that whips you from place to place.

    Should you have special transport requests, please contact us.

  • We use standard rooms, as per our “Price Includes” section, in Kathmandu. We serve you lodge double room available in the route in sharing basis. This service provide as per trekking plan you purchased with us. Lodges are mostly in village, which allows you to buy sweets and drinks, which we do not carry with us. For Tea House (lodge) trekking you will get a double room, on shared basis, as per your trekking plan.

  • Most treks are suitable for anyone who is moderately fit. No previous experience is required. To condition yourself for trekking, some physical fitness programs such as regular walking, running, swimming, and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering a trek. Whilst on a trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before you become fully acclimatized to altitude.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner each day, as per itinerary, is included. If you have any special dietary requirements please inform us beforehand.

  • Hot showers will be available in some lodges at your own expense.

  • Electricity will not always be available, especially in more remote areas. Carry a second set of charged batteries with you – and don’t forget your adapters! Your guide will know where you will be able to charge your batteries next.

  • There are telephones in a few villages along the routes from which you can make international calls. Cell phone reception cannot be relied on in the mountains and in many regions not at all. If required, we can supply a satellite phone service. Please inform us should you need this service, which must be at your expense.

  • In most cities yes, to some extent, however once you leave the cities behind, you can only use cash. Make sure that you take sufficient Nepalese rupees for your needs in small denominations. In some places, Dollars, Euros and Pounds will be accepted.

  • It all depends on your spending habits. 15 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, souvenir shopping of local crafts when available and a few drinks. You can buy these things only in certain villages.

  • Tips are always expected. It is good to tip trekking staff at the end of a trek. The standard recommendation for tipping is for each person, in a group of 10 or more persons, to tip the guide US$ 10 per day and each porter US$ 3 per day. For groups of one or two persons and above USD$ 12 per day for guide and USD$ 5 for porter is recommended.

  • Please bring a water bottle to fill with purified water. We will provide you with purified water to each day. So you don’t need anything unless you want to bring your own water purifier (If so, please inform us beforehand). You can also buy mineral water in some villages along the trail.

  • All stuff what you have are not necessary to take to trekking as this makes your porter extra heavy and things can be lost and damaged during the trek. You can leave such stuff at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Mountain Mart Trekking store. Luggage storage facility is absolutely free of cost.

  • We plan each trek to depart at our customer’s convenience. Usually, a day or two after you fly into Kathmandu; spend a day or two in the capital, meeting the team, checking on all the gear and then departing after breakfast on the prearranged day.

  • A valid Passport – which must be valid for at least 6 months after you return from your tour. It needs to contain few blank pages. Bring minimum five copies of passport size photos to issue your arrival Nepal visa (which is payable only on USD cash) and trekking permits

    • Travel insurance; keep a separate photocopy with Mountain Mart Trek and into your main baggage.
    • Cash and Traveler’s Checks: keep serial numbers and proof of purchase separately.
    • Flight tickets
    • Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.
    • Passport photos:
      • One for your Nepal entry visa at the airport.
      • Four for your trekking permit and more photos for a multiple entry visa for onward trips to your next port.
    • Visa fees are:
    • US$ 25/40/100 for 15 days/30 days/90 days multiple entry that is payable only in USD cash. Maximum number of days should be included in the section about extending a trek.
    • Departure taxes are included in flight tickets to any destination since 2005.
  • Yes, our company insures all our trekking staff: guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters.

  • Whilst on a trek, our porters will take care of your luggage service as per the “Price Includes” section. Your porter may carry a maximum of 15kg of luggage per person, in a soft bag A porter carries two trekkers’ bags (30kg).All you need to carry is your small day bag with personal belongings, camera, water, sun cream and sufficient warm and rain clothing for the day.

  • Weather in the Himalayas is notoriously difficult to predict: expect the unexpected. Nights are generally much cooler than the day. In winter (December to February) nights can be cold while days are beautiful (and warm when the sun is out). Snow can fall at any time of the year. Temperatures can range from 15°C to 25°C above 5000m. It is important to stay warm and dry in any conditions – so carry sufficient gear in you pack each day.

  • Yes, providing your group size meets tour agreed minimum, we include a free place for a leader, company representative and teacher.

    • 16 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for one leader.
    • 25 participants in a group – get free trekking package for two persons.
    • 40 participants in a group – get free trekking packages for three persons.
  • The safety and well-being of our clients is our first priority. Whilst acknowledging that there are inherent risks in all travel that can never be totally eliminated, we endeavor to minimize any risks or dangers that have the potential to lead to any more than reasonable level of physical or emotional distress for our clients, staff and partners.

    We aim to do this by:

    • Ensuring the chosen itinerary is appropriate for your group.
    • Seeking medical assurance from you that medical advisor prior to trekking departure to ensure all travellers are suitable for the challenge ahead
    • Ensuring that our guides are all first aid trained, carry a comprehensive first-aid kit and are fully competent in handling emergency evacuation procedures
    • Ensuring that our guides carry mobile or satellite phones: Mobile or satellite phone communication is available on most trekking routes which provide direct access to our company.
    • Providing a doctor to escort all school trekking groups and on request for charity challenges. Insisting that a complete risk assessment be provided prior travel and trek.
    • Requiring each client to complete and sign our risk assessment form prior to departure for a trek. Insisting that travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and trekkers. Insurance documentation to be provided prior to any trek.
  • A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along the route we can add days at your request (with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food if given sufficient time to make the arrangements.

  • Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trek. Please browse our trip extension on home page and the following suggestions offer a few possibilities:

    • Everest Flight – A one hour early morning flight to see Mt Everest and its surrounding peaks. A ticket
    • includes the flight plus transfers to and from the airport (weather permitting).
    • Trisuli River Rafting – A one or two day package, including return road transport.
    • Chitwan Jungle Safari Package – 2 nights 3 days. Longer trips are also available.
    • Kathmandu City Tour
    • Meditation Tour- 2/3 days
    • Tibet Tour
    • Bhutan Tour
    • India Tour
    • Volunteering at a School in a Village.

Please contact us for more ideas and information: whatever your interests?

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