Fundraising Treks

Be part of Fundraising Treks to Langtang, Everest, Annapurna Mountain and support marginalized  and disadvantaged communities in Nepal at same time.
Trek-Nepal

Langtang Trek

Itinerary:

Day 1: Meeting in Kathmandu. On the meeting please check with us the permits of your trek area/s, entry/exit dates, the flight or drive tickets, your insurance policies and the detail it covers with the emergency number to contact when necessary. Then spend a brief time on introduction to your Guide. The guide or the representative may assist you on the last minute preparation if required or if anything is there.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Syabrubensi (1467m/8 hrs drive). The public bus is cheaper but nowhere in the level of comfort. If you require better service providers, please ask us to get a privately reserved jeep or land rover for you. A Jeep or Land rover is not only comfortable on this rough road, bust also quicker and reliable upon arrival check-in to a lodge.

Day 3: Trek to Lama Hotel, through the bank of Langtang river. Beautiful sceneries of middle hill region and an exotic combination of flora and fauna. 6 hours trek.

Day 4: Trek to Langtang. Glorious view of Mount Langtang lirung. You will pass several waterfalls, small settlements of Tamangees, small narrow valleys (such as Ghoretabela) etc.

Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3 hrs). Day hike to Kyanjin Ri: I and Kyanjin Ri: II. Tremendous views of Himalayan peaks all around of you. From Kyanjin Ri II, you can have a dramatic view of Langtang Lirung glacier. The day hikes are carried out after lunch at Kyanjin Gompa/at the same lodge where you will be spending your night.

Day 6: Tsergo Ri (5033m.). Breakfast and then get ready to start your trek. It is a day return hike. But trekkers need to carry packed lunch. Your guide will arrange it. To go to the top of Tsergo Ri takes 5 hours and to return about 2 hours. Back to Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 7: Trek return to Ghoratabela. It is an easy trek.

Day 8: Trek to Thulo Syabrubensi.

Day 9: Trek to Sing Gompa

Day 10: Trek to Gosaikunda

Day 11: Trek returns to Sing Gompa,

Day 12: Trek to Dhunche.

Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu (6 hrs)

Price: US $ 900 per person

Services: Trek permits/TIMS, 1 guide and porters as necessary (each 3 members will be provided 1 porter, so 3:1 basis), all road transportation as said above, 3 (breakfast, lunch and dinner) meals everyday with hot drinks, lodge accommodation, etc.

Extra:  medicine and medical assistance by professional/expertise if any while on trek, any trek extended expenses.

Everest Base Camp /Kalapathar Hill Trek

Itinerary:
Day 1: Meeting in Kathmandu as above.
Day 2: Morning flight to Lukla and trek to Phakakding (5 to 6 hrs)
Day 3: Trek to Namche (6:30 to 7 hrs)
Day 4: Namche: acclimitization day. Day hike to Thame (6:30 to 7 hrs)
Day 5: Trek to Tyangboche (6:30 to 7 hrs)
Day 6: Trek to Pheriche (6 to 6:30 hrs)
Day 7: Trek to Lobuche (5 to 5 hrs)
Day 8: Early morning head up for Gorakshep and onto Kalapatthar. Back to Gorakshep and have lunch. Then trek back Lobuche (8 to 9 hrs).
Day 9: Trek to Phortse village
Day 10: Trek to Namche.
Day 11: Trek to Lukla.
Day 12: Fly to Kathmandu and over the trip.
Price    US $ 1350 per person

Services: Trek permits/TIMS, 1 guide and porters as necessary (each 3 members will be provided 1 porter, so 3:1 basis), privately reserved car or jeep or bas transfer as per the group size to and from the airport, flight ticket to Lukla and back with airport departure taxes, 3 (breakfast, lunch and dinner) meals everyday with hot drinks, lodge accommodation, etc.

Extra: medicine and medical assistance by professional/expertise if any while on trek, extra expenses because of your trek extension or flight cancellation etc.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Itinerary: 

Day 1: Meeting in Kathmandu as above.
Day 2:  Morning drive to Pokhara. Hotel.
Day 3:  Morning drive to Phedi and trek to Pothana.
Day 4:   Trek to Chhomrong (6 to 7 hrs)
Day 5:  Trek to Deurali (7:30 to 8 hrs)
Day 6:  Trek to Machhapuchhere Base Camp 4100m. (4 to 5 hrs)
Day 7: Visit to Annapurna Base Camp (4300m.) and trek back to Himalayan Hotel (5 to 6 hrs)
Day 8: Trek back to Ghandrung (6 to 7 hrs)
Day 9: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. Hotel (3:30 to 4 hrs)
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu. End of your trip.
Price: US $ 950 per person

Services: Trek permits/TIMS, 1 guide and porters as necessary (each 3 members will be provided 1 porter, so 3:1 basis), all road transportation (Kathmandu to Pokhara and back on tourist coach, from and to Pokhara trek commencing/ending point by local bus), 3 (breakfast, lunch and dinner) meals everyday with hot drinks, lodge accommodation, 1 night before and 1 night after the trek hotel accommodation with breakfast including etc.

Extra: hotel/meals/sightseeing if any when you are in Kathmandu, extra hotel accommodation and sightseeing if any in Pokhara, medicine and medical assistance by professional/expertise if any while on trek, any trek extended expenses.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Day 1: Meeting in Kathmandu and do as above on Day 01 of Langtang & Gosaikunda trek.
Day 2: Early morning drive to Beshisahar on a bus. Trek to Bhulbhule (an hour) if time permits.
Day 3: Trek to Chyamche.
Day 4: Trek to Bagarchhap
Day 5: Trek to Chame (6 to 7 hrs)
Day 6: Trek Pisang
Day 7: Trek to Manang (2:30 hrs). Day hike to Bhojo Gompa,(For the optional routes consult with your guide).
Day 8: Rest day at Manang. Day hike to Bhojo Gompa. For another day hikes consult with you guide.
Day 9: Trek to Churi Leadar
Day 10: Trek to Thorong La Phedi (4 to 4:30 hrs). If there is time, it is better to make the Thorong La High Camp at 4,900m.
Day 11: Trek over Thorong La (5416m.) and down to Muktinath (3830m.).
Day 12: Trek to Jomsom (5 to 6 hrs).
Day 13: Morning fly to Pokhara/Hotel. Free day.
Day 14: Departure to Kathmandu. Trip end…
Price: US $ 1050 per person

Services: Trek permits/TIMS, 1 guide and porters as necessary (each 3 members will be provided 1 porter, so 3:1 basis), air ticket for Jomsom~Pokhara with airport departure tax, public bus transportation between Kathmandu~Besishar, 3 (breakfast, lunch and dinner) meals everyday with hot drinks, lodge accommodation on trek and 1 night hotel in Pokhara with breakfast, etc.

Extra: Extra night hotel accommodation and sightseeing if in Pokhara, medicine and medical assistance by professional/expertise if any while on trek.

Useful Information:

All treks are managed by a team of professionally trained trek-leaders/guides. There can be some changes on itinerary due to weather and health conditions.  Likewise, any injuries or poor-health condition will be dealt by the trek-leaders who are professionally trained for these purposes. We ensure that the delays during the trek would not hamper your post-trek plans. Therefore, all the members of the trekking team are requested to be co-operative.

 

Trekking Group

The number of trekking professionals in the group depends upon the size of the group. Normally the maximum size of the group is ten and minimum is two. We also organize trips for single travelers or group that outnumbers the maximum size. However, it would be easier for us to provide services to groups with limited size.

Health Requirements

Trekkers planning to travel in the Himalayas are required to be mentally and physically prepared for their plans. They need to maintain their physical exercise routine so that they are able to tackle with the potential effects of the Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS). It is required to be physically healthy as you will have to adapt with the different weather condition while trekking in high altitude and thin air. Any cardio exercises like running, cycling, hiking with weights that elevates your heart rate will be a good practice to sustain the level of intensity during the trek. Likewise, your medical fitness certificate will be required prior to your trek booking. Thus, we suggest you to consult with your Medical Doctor for his/her references before the trip booking process.

Simultaneously, we require you to be mentally prepared for the journey. The trek is usually long and therefore, unpleasant things may occur without prior notice. Many trekkers are likely to experience stress, insomnia, muscle cramps, and mild sickness during their trip. Thus, we require you to have general knowledge about the health issues before booking the trek.

 

Trek Leaders and Staffs

Trek leaders are professionally trained and have experience regarding the medical issues and weather conditions that may occur during the long treks. All of them are employed on the basis of their good communication skills in English; whereas, some of them are specialized in other foreign languages. They will share useful information and knowledge before and throughout the trek. If you have any concerns or questions during the tour, you are requested to share those with our trek leaders who are at your service.

Crew members are experienced and have background knowledge required for this field. They are provided with efficient training for this purpose and are devoted to their work. Guides have proper knowledge about the local tradition and culture which they will share throughout your journey in different places.

 

Equipment List

Here is the list of some essential equipment for safe trek. These equipments are selected after the discussion among experienced trekkers.

FOOTWEAR

Running Shoes: a pair of running shoes for casual and comfortable walks.

Light Hiking Boots: Hiking boots provides your feet better support for long hikes. It is better to choose water repellent boots for snowy trails.
Hiking Gaiters (optional): It is good to have a pair of gaiters to protect mud, snow, or rocks entering the boots.

Socks: Few pairs of both comfortable socks and heavyweight socks would be great to prevent blisters while trekking.

 CLOTHING

Lightweight Trekking Pants: Use lightweight nylon pants that can be dried easily. They are air permeable and sun protected. Zip-off lower leg sections are more convenient.

 

Trekking T-shirts: Lightweight t-shirts that wicks away moisture would be comfortable for long treks.

 

Synthetic/Soft Shell Jacket: Soft synthetic jacket with full zipper that prevents the wind.

 

Insulated Down-Jacket: Heavy weight jacket with a hood will help you keep warm and safe from the wind and snow.

Hard Shell Jacket: A waterproof jacket with full zipper and no insulation is recommended as the outer layer prevents from wind and rain.

Hard Shall Pants: Any waterproof hard shall pants with full side zipper tat can get into your boots.

Handwear:

Fleece/Soft Shell Gloves: a pair of heavy fleece is recommended for keeping your hands warm.

Shell Gloves with Insulation: a pair of ski glove with insulation is convenient for cold areas.

Headwear:

Headlamp: A quality climber headlamp can be used at night. Extra spare batteries are recommended for long distant tours.

Sun Hat: Since the sun is intense at high altitude, a good hat with a visor is beneficial to protect sunburn.

Neck Gaiter or Buff: Neck gaiter or buff covers the face and prevents from sunburn and other allergies.

Glacier Glasses: A 100% UV, IR, optical lenses designed for the mountains is recommended to prevent from snow reflections at the high altitude. Since regular sunglasses are not dark enough for high altitudes, we recommend glacier glasses. It is better to have side cover, leashes, nose guard, and glasses with no more than 8% of light transmission. If you wear spectacles or contact lens, you should have a pair of glasses with photo-gray or equivalent light-sensitive material that works as emergency sunglasses. It is always better to contact the eye care for the recommendation of glacier glasses.

 

Personal Equipment

Backpack: A backpack that is 3,000 cu. In max will be convenient to keep water bottles, camera, lunch, and clothing.

Sleeping Bag and Trekking Poles: Sleeping bags and trekking poles will be provided by the company. However, you can bring your own if you want to use your personal stuff.

Water treatment tablets: Water purifying tablets such as iodine or chlorine dioxide tablets for hygienic drinking water during the trek.

Pee bottle or funnel: Pee bottle for men and funnel for women trekkers are optional, but useful.

Sunscreen: Make sure you have enough sunscreen for the trek.

Hand/Foot Warmers: They are essential if you are not use to cold hands and feet.

 

Travelling Rucksack: Large or medium, depending upon your comfort and equipment .

Toiletry: Bring toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, hand sanitizer, and wet wipes according to your needs.

 

First Aid: Here are few suggestions for necessary medication and treatments for some common problems while trekking. Trekkers should have Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, an antibiotic for cuts and wounds. Cirprofloxin (Cipro, 500mg) will prevent from diarrhea and urinary tract inections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium tablets is also medications for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox, 125/250 mg) is good for altitude sickness while Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin 200mg) can be taken for altitude headaches, and sprains. Acetaminophen (Tylenol 325 mg) prevents stomach sensitivity.
We hope this list provides you the information about essential equipments for your trek in the Himalayas.

 

FAQs

What documents are required for this trek?

  • Valid Passport with Nepal Visa. Be sure about the validity of your passport. Make sure to have a separate photocopy of the passport with visa.
  • Travel insurance
  • Return flight tickets
  • Insurance coverage policy
  • Traveler’s Check or Cash
  • Emergency contact numbers

 

Am I fit for this trek?

Trekking in Himalaya requires lots of physical exercise. If you think you are healthy and fit enough for the intensive walking in the altitude, you are able to join this trek.

 

Can I use credit cards during the trek?

In the cities, banking facilities are available and you can use credit cards in some specific places. However, during the trek, you will be travelling in the remote villages, where you have to deal with Nepalese Rupees.

 

Where can I get my money exchanged?

Once you are in Kathmandu, staffs will recommend you to the money exchange. You can also get your money exchange at the airport or your hotel.

 

What payment do they take for a Nepalese Visa?

For the Nepalese Visa, Nepal Immigration only accepts US dollars. Also, you may need two passport sized photographs.

 

What facilities do tea houses offer?

Tea houses are basically small motels in the rural areas. They will provide private rooms with shared bathrooms and running water. Unfortunately, you may not get to wash your clothes during the long treks. The tea houses have electricity during the period of trekking where you can charge your electronic devices. They also offer breakfast and meals. Usually they provide local or traditional foods that include rice and lentils (daal-bhat) with vegetables. However, you can also buy canned or packaged food in some of these places.

 

Can I purchase any gear or supplies for the trek?

Yes, if you need to purchase any gear or supplies for the trek, there are many shops in Kathmandu that provide you with international or local brands.

 

What kind of weather do we expect during the trekking?

It is hard to predict the weather in the high altitudes. It is generally cold at nights and warm during the day. Winter (January-February) will be colder and you can expect snow during the month of December, January, and February. Here are the details about the average temperature in Nepal (in Degree Celsius)

 

Height  Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May
Katmandu 16/28 14/26  7/22 1/20 1/18 4/20 7/25 12/28 16/30
1000 m 20/28 16/25 11/22 6/20 5/19 8/20 11/25 15/29 17/30
2000 m 13/22 10/21 4/17 1/14 0/13 1/14 4/18 8/22 12/23
3000 m 11/19 6/18 1/15 -2/13 -3/12  -1/13 2/16 5/19 8/20
4000 m 1/13 -3/12 -8/8 -10/6 -12/4 -10/5 -6/9  -3/12 -1/13
5000 m -1/10 -6/8 -11/6 -13/4 -18/3 -14/5 -8/7 -4/11 -2/12

 

Can I add any extra days for my trekking?

We can add days at your request if you manage to inform us before the trekking starts. You will then get information about the additional costs for guides, porters, accommodation and food during your extra days.

 

What is the weight limit for luggage that I can take?

The weight limit for the trek is 15 kilograms (33 pounds), i.e., the maximum weight that the porters can carry. Since it is hard to carry the hard luggage, soft (duffel-bags) are recommended.

For booking please contact us at info@volunteeraidnepal.org . Thank You.