Ganesh Himal Terraces, Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa Monastery & Cheese Factory, Langtang Glaciers, Langtang Peaks
- Land Tour costs only (excluding international airfare)
- Minimum 1 pax to depart. (1 Guide & Porter will be assigned)
- Nepali visa on arrival (USD$25 for 15 days)
- During super peak season from Oct-Dec, accommodation at higher altitudes might be limited. Trekkers are expected to share rooms in the event of a limited room supply.
Day 1: Singapore – Kathmandu
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, our local representative will meet and greet you at the airport and will assist with your transfers to your local hotel in Kathmandu. Rest of the day is free and easy. Explore the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu’s Thamel area. Haggle at the local markets, or simply chill out at a café watching life go by. Overnight in hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (B,L,D)
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about ten hours by land cruiser. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Syabru Besi – Bhote Koshi – Bamboo – Rimche – Lama Hotel (B,L,D)
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is gradually climbs to Bamboo passing through the Landslide area. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m) through Bamboo (1960m), which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel (2500m). En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 4: Lama Hotel – Ghoda Tabela – Langtang Village (B,L,D)
The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village (3307m) is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to mountain. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 5: Langtang village – Kyanjin Gompa (B,L,D)
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Kyanjin Gompa Cheese factory (3798m). This beautiful valley lies in the lap of the Langtang range and is a great place to explore the valley with lots of small peaks to climb. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa – Cheese Factory – Langtang Lurung / Kyanjin Ri (B,L,D)
Kyanjin Gompa exploration day. Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (B,L,D)
Trek back to Lama Hotel (2500m). Rejoin the trail to Lama Hotel. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa – Syabru Besi(B,L,D)
Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us to the Syabru Bensi (1462m) where the trek was start about a week ago. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 9: Syabru Besi – Kathmandu (B,L)
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu from Sybru Bensi which will take some 9 hours by land cruiser. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Kathmandu - Singapore (B)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight back to Singapore.
Note: During super peak season from Oct-Dec, accommodation at higher altitudes might be limited. Trekkers are expected to share rooms in the event of a limited room supply.
- Airport-hotel-airport transfers in Kathmandu.
- All hotel and lodge accommodation in Kathmandu, Sybru Bensi and during trek.
- Kathmandu- Sybru Bensi-Kathmandu transfers by land cruiser
- 1 x English speaking Government registered guide.
- 1 x Porter for every 2 pax. (Max. 20kg/porter)
- 3 x meals a day during trek and as listed above during non-trek days. (1 main course only)
- 3 x Hot Coffee, Tea or Lemon (cup) during trek.
- Annapurna Conservation Area protection permits.
- TIMS (Trekking information management system) permit.
- Optional Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag. (Reserve in advance)
- All Internal transfers (Bus/Car).
- All expenses for porters and guides while on trek, including equipment and insurance.
- All taxes
- International Airfare SIN-KTM-SIN
- Nepali Visa on Arrival
- All Meals during stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara (except for breakfast, which is part of the accommodation package)
- Confectionary and snacks during trek
- Heating charges for hot water shower during trek
- Boiled drinking water & Bottled Mineral Water
- Personal expenses, ie Alcohol and soft table drinks (eg. soda, liquor etc)
- Personal insurance
- Guide and Porter tips (Tips is not compulsory but expected)
My wife and I have just completed our second tour with Adrian, the first being to Mount Bromo 6 months ago. Bromo was more active in the sense of having to get up super-early and sleep when we normally wake up so as to beat the crowds for astrophotography, sunrises and sunsets. It was a medium-sized group but so well-coordinated by Adrian, even out in the dark freezing rain trying to find the Milky Way. His quick-thinking and flexible planning countered a potential problem with the withdrawal of 4WD jeeps due to last-minute local issues. He instilled a sense of collective responsibility among the group so there was no single episode of \”lost\” member or time delay throughout the trip. Adrian paid attention to how every member got their shot and made photo-taking technique as simple as he could for the less experienced.
On this recently-completed trip to the backwoods of Rakhine State in Myanmar, we were clearly feeling jittery about safety and possible military conflict. Adrian went to great lengths to ensure personal safety and in providing for our different dietary needs in this religiously-sensitive area of Sittwe and Mrauk-U, centre of the Rohinggya and Arakan conflicts. This situation meant that there were almost no foreigners jostling for position and throughout the tour, we had all the scene to ourselves. Sunrise over the stupas was also thankfully devoid of hot-air balloons like those hanging over Bagan. We also interacted with displaced communities by Adrian\’s foresight to encourage us to bring and distribute small gifts as a friendship gesture, thereby strengthening rapport for street and portrait photography. A two-hour boat ride allowed us to document the fading face tattoos of Chin tribe women as this practice has been banned for a generation. Again Adrian\’s contingency planning skills came to the fore when our connecting flight out of Yangon was cancelled at last minute and we had to stay in town for 24 hours. Instead of chilling out in a hotel, Adrian arranged for an impromptu street photo session at a jetty followed by shooting sunset over a lake before dinner. On trips like these participants must be flexible and lay their trust in the leader, and on both trips for us Adrian delivered the itinerary goals and we took back great photos and more importantly wonderful memories, and made good friends.
An enjoyable trip with lots of photo opportunities under the expert guidance of Adrian.
I must admit that my recent trip to West Java was fairly relaxing and easy going as well.
Facing the Indian Ocean, the coastline of Sawarna offers fascinating and stunning scenery for
seascape photography during golden hour – the times around sunrise and sunset. However, the most
challenging task is to secure firmly the camera and tripod on rocky and undulating grounds.
I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer beauty of magnificent waterfalls in Ciletuh Geopark. Diehard photographers can spend hours at the various waterfalls to try out and experiment creative options in composition, lighting and mood at different high-low vantage points. Throughout the trip, participants were in high spirits and felt well-rewarded with many wonderful shots. Adrian, you had again done an excellent job in fulfilling our dreams of an ideal photographic trip. Thank you.