Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
Langtang Ri Trekking as a company has a strong philosophy of supporting local people, events and programs. We can offer our service to provide to you any travel and adventure program in Nepal at a discounted cost for you to promote as a charity trip and raise funds as you deem sufficient for your chosen charity. We can tailor any program for you from trekking, rafting and mountain biking to jungle tours, paragliding trips and cultural programs. Langtang Ri Trekking is big supporters of the local community & Children. We believe in giving back something to ensure a promising future for the children of our country. We support various projects in and around Kathmandu, but by running our own charity trip we have a special project to fund in mind. The beautiful children are in Gorkha and Kathamandu.
From April 2008,we have managed 55 students. 30 of these students are from remote areas of Gorkha, and 20 from Kathmandu Valley. Our projects support each students education which includes: tuition fees, school uniforms, examination fees and stationary. All the students live at home with their families and attend a school most convenient to them.
A charity trek & tour tour with us, you are generating funds for the school. From this trip we donate the profit to these schools.
The below program is designed on the fact that we may get interest from individual or couple travelers that we can put together in one trek & tour. If you have your own group of 4 people or more we can arrange this trek & tour to depart at any time other than the set dates.
Langtang Ri Trekking, on behalf of Homes Nepal, is very grateful for your support of our project.
Langtang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you in an airport & transfer you to your Hotel, after refreshment you will be picked from hotel lobby to office where you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Bouddhanath: Bouddhanath is a Buddhist religious complex with a history dating back over 500 years. Located on the eastern edge of Kathmandu it is now a site of great pilgrimage for Buddhist followers who circle its massive stupa, spin its many prayer wheels and visit its beautiful monastery. The main feature of Boudhanath is its huge hemispherical white stupa with central golden tower and the all-seeing eyes of the Buddha. Visitors should circle the stupa in a clockwise direction and spin prayer wheels for good fortune and a good life. Visitors may also enjoy visiting the Thangka painting school within the complex to see highly skilled artists at work on religious mandala paintings.
Pashupatinath: Hindu Temple is a very large and complex and focal point for the Hindu religion. This old and very revered complex of buildings and shrines is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, one of the main deities of Hinduism. While Lord Shiva has multiple forms he is often seen as the destroyer. This has great significance for the Pashupatinath temple as it is the site of many Hindi ritual cremations each day. Pashupatinath is considered by Hindus to be an auspicious site for passing from one stage of life to the next through the purifying and destroying flames of cremation. However, on a happier note, visitors may also get to see the temple in a buoyant festival mode with one of the many Hindu festivals celebrated here through the year.
Swayambhunath: You will first visit the Swayambhunath temple complex that sits atop a high hill overlooking Kathmandu and the entire Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath is perhaps the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site in Nepal. It consists of a very large white stupa with the all-seeing-eye of Lord Buddha plus many small stupa and beautifully carved stone shrines. This is a wonderful place to catch your breath and start to understand and appreciate the deep importance of Buddhist belief to the people of Nepal and the Himalaya region. Make sure you ring the many bells to awaken the gods and let them know you are in Nepal. Take the time to enjoy the view over Kathmandu and have your guide point the many other highlights of the city. In the far distance to the east you may also be able to see the hills of Nagarkot where your hotel for tonight is located. If you feel energetic you might also like to try some or all of the 350 steps that lead all the way from Kathmandu city up to your Swayambhunath temple vantage point.
Kathmandu Durbar Square: The next stop today is the beautiful Kathmandu Durbar Square, or the royal palace square of the ancient Malla kings of the Kathmandu Valley. This square and all its architectural treasures are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While some damage to buildings occurred in the 2015 earthquake the site still contains many stunning architectural gems. The original royal palace courtyards are open to visitors and you will marvel at the intricate timber carving and beautifully crafted brickwork of the palace. The open square outside the palace has many beautiful multi-storey pagodas and temples with ornate carving and carpentry artwork that tells some of the story of the ancient kings and their mystical time and beliefs. The square also contains many important Hindu temples and statues such as to Vishnu and Lord Shiva. Durbar Square also contains the unique and intriguing Kumari Chok. This is an ancient and ornate house where resides the Raj Kumari – the Living Goddess. She is a young girl chosen through an ancient and mystical selection process to become the human incarnation of the Hindu mother goddess, Durga. If you are in the courtyard of the home at the right time in the afternoon you may see a brief glimpse of the Goddess at her window.
Drive to Pokhara.Pokhara is a big natural Beauty City out of Kathmandu, which is 200km west from Kathmandu. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of fishtailed Machhapuchhre rising behind it make it an ideal setting to spend a few days in Pokhara.
Pokhara is another big natural Beauty City out of Kathmandu, Pokhara is situated at about 827 meter from sea level, and is located 124 miles (about 200 km) west of Kathmandu and can be reached by plane in 35 minutes or in 5 hours by bus. Pokhara is a place of remarkable natural beauty. The serenity of Phewa Lake and the magnificence of fishtailed Machhapuchhre rising behind it make it an ideal setting to spend a few days in Pokhara.Pokhara, the city itself offers quite a few places of interest for the casual and longer staying visitor. These are Phewa Lake, Barahi Temple, Devi’s Fall, Mahendra Cave, Seti Gandaki Gorge, Sarangkot, Tibetan Village.
This morning, after breakfast, you will take a short drive to a subur b of Pokhara known as Phedi. From here the walk begins with a short steep climb, and continues passing through farm terraces and villages, the trail ascends to a forested path paved with stones. It continues its ascent past few teahouses en-route to Dhampus with terraced scenery, in traditional Gurung villages, and finally reaching Dhampus. Dhampus offers grand panorama of all the Annapurna and Manaslu range, as far as Mt. Dhaulagiri to the west including the majestic towering Mt.Machhapuchere or Fish Tail.
You will wake up early in order to view a sunrise over the Annapurna range. After a mountain breakfast, the trek continues with a descent and crossing a cool fresh stream. You will then arrive into Naudanda, another village that is a great spot for a view of the Annapurna range. Naudanda is in the midst of the Pokhara / Baglung Highway. After lunch at Naudanda, we will continue our trek to Sarangkot for another two hours walk on a good, gradual winding trail that passes through several farm villages in this warm area. Upon reaching Sarankot, we will be at the highest point situated at the edge of Pokhara Valley offering majestic views of a snow capped mountain range, all of Pokhara Valley and the Phewa Lake down below. The place itself is also famous for brilliant sunrises. Over night Lodge at Sarankot.
Early morning wake up call in order to take in t he fabulous view of the sunr ise over the massive Himalayan scenery. This is one of the best view points for Annapurna Range and Mt. Fishtail . After a breathtaking moment, you will head back to the Lodge for breakfast. From Sarankot two hours of downhill trekking leads you towards the Lake Phewa and to the Hotel.
After breakfast, our journey takes us through hills, river banks of the Trisuli River, lots of smaller towns and villages to Chitwan National Park. This tropical zone is Nepal’s richest area for wildlife including gaurs, buffaloes, tigers, leopards, rhinoceros, swamp deer and hot deer found in the valley grasslands, as well as two species of crocodile and the Gangetic dolphin inhabiting the rivers. The principle birds are the peacock, jungle fowl and black partridge, while migratory duck and geese swarm on the ponds, lakes and big rivers of the Terai. Terai forests are full of jasmin, minosa, accecia reeds and bamboo. The pipal (Ficus religiosa) and the banyan (Ficus bengalensis) have significant meaning to the villages.
Evening Elepant Ride; Elephant ride: the best and safest way to view wild animals is from the top of an elephant. Usually a number of elephants enter the jungle together.
Evening Elepant Ride; Elephant ride: the best and safest way to view wild animals is from the top of an elephant. Usually a number of elephants enter the jungle together
It is the very special day of entire the trip where we will show the foundation activities to our people. People are welcome to do some volunteer work in orphanage such as teaching, cooking, farming and paying with children.
After breakfast in the morning we say goodbye to chitwan and head back to bustling Kathmandu by private bus. In the afternoon free day of your own.
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance. Overnight in Hotel.
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
Duration: 15 days
Best Time to go: Aug – Jan, Feb – Jun
Max. Altitude: 1940m
Group Size: Min 2 pax
Transportation: Private vehicle / Tourist bus