Trek on tight timetable, doable?
Replies: 17 - Last Post: Feb 8, 2013 12:01 AM Last Post By: oneversusone
Feb 7, 2013 2:00 PM
A suggested Langtang Valley itinerary:
April 8: KTM to Syabrubesi by 4x4,(7-8h) trek to Bamboo (3 - 4h), early start needed.
April 9: Bamboo to Langtang (6 - 7h)
April 10: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 2-3h)., exploration
April 11: KG to Ghora Tabela (4-5h) or on to Gumna Chok
April 12: GT to Syabrubesi (4-5h)
April 13: Syabrubesi to KTM (7-8h by 4x4 or 10h say, by bus)
April 14: KTM to Varanasi
This gains a day on the standard itinerary by trekking on the 1st rather than the 2nd day which means taking 3 nights to get to KG at c3800m like the usual itineraries. Day 1 would be long with day 2 marginally longer than standard but after that it's easy. There would be a choice of another expensive 4x4 hire or the bus.
The TIMS cards need to be organised but if hiring a porter from an agency they can sort that out for you. (and the park tickets) Potentially problematic if niot hiring a porter in KTM and getting FIT TIMS (more info on that if you wish)..
It's not ideal of course, a bit rushed at the start but do-able in my view, The timings are approximate but if others shout, they are right and can have the title..
Back later with a stab at Gosiankund-Helambu.
Feb 7, 2013 3:27 PM
16I can't get a Dhunche-Gosainkund-Sundarijal trek to work from both acclimatisation and trekking hours for the time available. The acclimatisation guidelines suggest sleeping at Gosainkund on the 3rd night at the earliest leaving insufficient time to get back to KTM even if finishing the trek at Chisapanii.
Feb 8, 2013 12:01 AM
17If you are more into Langtang valley trek, this would be your tentative itinerary:
April 8: Private Jeep (4WD is highly recommended) to Syabrubesi, trek to Pairo (Landslide prone area): 8 hrs drive + 2 hrs trek
April 9: Pairo to Ghoda Tabela: 6-7 hrs trek
April 10: Ghoda Tabela to Kyanging Village: 5-6 hrs trek
April 11: Excursion around Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Ri, trek down to Lama Hotel: 7-8 hrs trek
April 12: Langtang Village to Syabru Besi: 8-9 hrs trek
April 13: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu: public bus drive
April 14: Katmandu to Varanasi flight
Ghoda Tabela is a first place to observe Langtang HImalayan range from very close in distance. Tserko Ri is the highest point of this trek and has panoramic view of Langtang Himalayan range as well as some Tibetan mountains. Yala Peak is very close from there too.
Happy trekking in Nepal
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