This grade includes climbing peaks and the demanding treks in remote areas. Participants having basic knowledge of use of crampons and ice axes are required. First-time climbers can undertake one of our one-day pre-trek ropes and climbing training days to obtain some initial skills and experience.
The Numbur Cheese Circuit offers visitors a superb breathtaking view of majestic Himalayan peaks including Annapurna South, Langtang, Gaurishankar and Numburchuili and many more. Walk through deep river gorges, glacial lakes, terraced rice fields, subtropical forests and Sherpa villages to the the Lhiku Khola glacier, watched over by the towering peaks of Pathibarra and Numburchuili. One can also visit one of Nepal’s first cheese factories, established in 1957 and the famous Thodung Monastery on the way.
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 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 and Kathmandu Durbar square.
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 from Kathmandu (1350m) to Lamosangu (750m) – Charikot (1980m) – Dolakha (1660m) by bus.
Drive from Dolakha to Piguti (920m) to Shigati (950m) which takes about 3 and half hours. The trails passes through gravel road crossing the different villages of mixed community. You have to cross the several streams and jungles with varieties of orchid, rhodendron and other natural vegetation.
Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m) and it takes about 6 to 7 hours. You trek through normal flat land along the side of the river. You pass through rice terraced. There are small villages on your way which are inhabited by mixed community. Several times, you cross the jungles covered by orchid, few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. Now you cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town resided by people of mixed culture.
Trek from Jagat to Simigaon (2020m) which takes about 7 to 8 hours. The first part of your trails follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. Several places, you cross through suspension bridge. There are numerous villages on your way. You can find small teashops and local shops at some of the places. Steeply climb up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus.
Trek from Simigaon to Daldung La (3976m) and it takes about 6 to 7 hours. On the route you come across the Sherpa Village. The uphill trek is rich in different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. After the uphill trek. You will now come across the easy path with ascending and descending paths while enjoying the scenic beauty of the place. If it happens to be happens to be a season you will witness the Yak Naka a temporary Yak shed specially for the preparation of cheese and butter
Trek Daldung La to Beding (3690m) The trek now ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron tree. You trek over the suspension bridges over the deep gorges in few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding which is a big Sherpa village.
Rest day at Beding for acclimatization. You can hike in and around for acclimatization and have a panoramic view of mountains like Mt. Gauri Shanker, Tibetan mountains of the Tibetan boarder.
Trek Beding to Na (4180m) A day for exploring the upper slopes of the valley for Snow Partridge or a visit to the nearby glacier lake. The trek path slightly ascends along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. You can have the panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across the Sherpa village having their own specialties.
Rest Day at Na for preparation for Ramdung Go (5930m) You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet. You will be on a Yalung Glacier camp today.
Trek Na (4180m.) to Yalung Glacier (4750m) The trek ascends high glacier walk with the land enriched with white ice all over with crampon and ice sacks. You will be staying overnight in the Yalung Glacier high camp.
Trek Yalung Glacier to Romdongla Bhanjyang (5930m). You will ascend a climb to Camp II. You will be able to witness the various views of mountains like Gauri Shanker, Menlung, Yalung and the mountains of the Tibet.
Romdongla Banjyang to Ramdong Peak Summit. You will descend from Ramdong Summit to Yalung High camp.
Trek to Na. The trial descends down back to Na, you will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the environment.
Trek to Na. The trial descends down back to Na, you will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of the environment.
Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m). Early morning you will walk through the glaciers throughout the day and will be able to experience the new enchanting beauties that would add extra dimensions into your trial.
Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m). The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier. You will camp into Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp today.
Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m) to Tashi Cape. You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass through Tashi Cape.
Trek from Tashi Cape to Thyomgbo ( 4350m). Today you will be experiencing a bit easy glacier walking. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo.
Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m). Early morning you will trek don to Thame. This trail gradually descends and you will have an added experience of easier trail and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment.
Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m) The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m). Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.) Although exhausting due to the zigzag path, the trek has numerous attractions like rhododendron bushes, beautiful birds chirping and superb mountain scenery making your trek exciting. Tyangboche is famous Passing by several villages and numerous teashops, the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains.
Trek from Namche Bazaar to Phakding (2652m) and it takes about 4 hours. The trails descend steeply for early one and half hours. After that, the path has small ups and down to Phakding through Monjo.
Trek from Phakding to Lukla (2800m) and it takes about 3 hours. Your final day’s trekking follows the Dudh Kosi back down to Lukla. This last evening in the mountains is the ideal opportunity for a farewell party with the Sherpa guides and porters, where you can sample some chhang, try Sherpa dancing and look back on a memorable trekking experience.
Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an earl y morning flight back to Kathmandu.
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.
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.
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.