Lamjung Himal Trekking

Lamjung Himal Trekking

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The Lamjung Himal is located south of the Manaslu range and north of Gorkha. The not-too-high two-week trek through this area to Pokhara shows almost all facets of Nepal: predominantly Hindu villages, rice terraces and beautiful views of the Manaslu (8156 m) and Annapurna (8091 m). The busy paths in the Annapurna area are (almost) entirely avoided.

Max. Elevation :  4400m Duration :  18 days
Type of trek :  Camping Starting point :  Gorkha
Ending point :  Pokhara Best Season :  Spring and autumn
Grade :  Moderate-Strenuous

We drive by bus to Gorkha and descend over - typically Nepalese - steps to the valley of the Marsyangdi Khola. Over the ridge to the north which runs north to the Lamjung Himal, we cross the route “around the Annapurna” at Baglungpani. The ridge offers unobstructed views towards Manaslu and Annapurna Himal and the spring flowers when rhododendrons and orchids bloom. In Lamjung base camp, we have an extra day to climb a 4400 meter mountain. From the highest point we descend to the southwest. The woods gradually change into terraces of millet, barley and wheat and at lower regions rice is grown. We enjoy an evening in Pokhara on the shores of lake Phewa before our bus takes us back to Kathmandu.

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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu International Airport (1300m/4264ft) and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: After breakfast we set out for an extensive guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley’s cultural, historical, religious and world heritage sites. During the course, we visit the famous Pashupatinath temple of Lord Shiva situated at the holy bank of River Bagmati where we will also observe the Hindu cremation ritual. We then proceed to the Boudhanath stupa, a major pilgrimage centre for the Buddhist faith which also is the largest of its kind in the world. We then have a short break for lunch followed by a visit to Swoyambhunath stupa also known as the Monkey Temple from where we can have a bird’s eye view of whole of Kathmandu valley. Following this we then proceed for a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square, the oldest royal palace of Kathmandu and a UNESCO world heritage site.  The whole are of Kathmandu Durbar Square is dotted with numerous fascinating Nepalese architect dating back many centuries. The site is also the home of Nepal’s living Goddess – Kumari, where we will also have the opportunity to experience firsthand this unique Nepali tradition.  In the evening we will attend the welcome dinner hosted by Makalu Adventure with live Nepalese culture shows.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Gorkha - Sukhepokhari (800m / 2-3 hours)
Early departure from Kathmandu. After the bus ride of about 5 hours, ending in Ghorka, we have to descend many stairs to Sukhepokhari.

Day 04: Sukhepokhari - Luitel Bhanjyang (1200m) 5 hours:
After breakfas, we descend to the Dorandi Khola (Khola= river mostly through forest and along several villages. After lunch we climb to the camp site in Luitel Bhanjyang.

Day 05: Luitel Bhanjyang – Tarkughat (1300m) 6 hours:
A short ascent is followed by a fairly flat walk through rice fields, villages and forest. Then down to the river over a suspension bridge and climbing again. The campsite is situated near a mountain stream, one hour before Tarkughat.

Day 06: Tarkughat – Chisapani (1700) 5 hours:
Before lunch, we walk along a fairly flat area along the river. In the afternoon we have a tough climb. Fortunately, there is a lot of forest, which provides some shade. Camp is on a field near Chisapani.

Day 07: Chisapani – Bakrijagar (2000m) 4-5 hours:
A short day, in 4-5 hours we climb to 2000m. Early arrival in the camp means time for a shower under the village pump Bakrijagar!

Day 08: Bakrijagar – Ghanpokhara (2400m) 6 hours:
In the morning - before lunch (usually before 11 hours) – we will have a fair descent.  In the afternoon we then have a climb of about 4 hours. The area is less forested and seems more like a meadow with the occasional group of trees. Camp in Ghanpokhara.

Day 09: Ghanpokhara - Telbrung Phedi (3100m) 5 hours:
The whole day we climb through rhododendron forests with orchids everywhere. Camp in Telbrung Phedi.

Day 10: Telbrung Phedi - Lamjung base camp (3800m) 6 hours:
Today again we have a tough climb over the Telbrung Danda (Danda = ridge). Beautiful views of the Lamjung and Annapurna Himal, which look very nearby! Giant rhododendron trees along the path in this undulating terrain. Camp at a place called Lamjung base camp.

Day 11: Lamjung base camp
Spare day. Possibility to climb to the point where the Telbrung Danda becomes the Rambrong Danda. Beautiful view at 4400m.

Day 12: Lamjung base camp –Ridge camp ((3100m) 5 hours:
An easy day with some up, more down, mostly on the ridge where the camp is located.
Day 13: Ridge camp – Tangting (1900m) 6 hours:
A fairly steep descent through jungle forest with bamboo, rhododendron, orchids and over small streams and cascades. Cricket-like animals make a deafening concert. All with impressive views of Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II. Camp on Tangting.

Day 14: Tangting – Lamokit (1200m) 5 hours:
Over endless stairs down to the river, we cross a suspension bridge. A nice quiet walk along the river to the camp site at Lamokit near the water.

Day 15: Lamokit – Pokhara (915m) 3 hours
From the campsite we once more climb about 400m to the ridge in order to descend on the other side to the mini-bus that brings the group to Pokhara. (3 + hour bus, 800m)

Day 16: Pokhara – Kathmandu by bus

Day 17: A day in Kathmandu, with a guided sightseeing tour of the city's main attractions. This will include some of the city's colourful Buddhist shrines and Hindu temples, followed by farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 18: Final departure.

Trip Cost Includes
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • All accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Domestic flights (wherever stated on the itinerary and if required)
  • Trek leader, assistant trek leader) Sherpa porters including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bags, Trekking kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map and trekking Poles
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permits or entrance fees etc if required)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes
Trip Cost Excludes
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Airport departure tax
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, showers etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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