Size of Trekking Group
For Langtang Valley Long Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick.
NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.
We will spend 3 nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu. While on trek, we will spend 13 nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 290 US. But some places in this region do not allow single accommodations.
During our Langtang Valley Long Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks.
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.
Getting Visa for Nepal
You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.
For the Langtang area hike, you'll need a TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management System) and a Langtang National Park permit. These are available at the park entrance or in Kathmandu.Here are the list of various Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
- Green TIMS (individual trekkers)
- Blue TIMS (organized group trekkers)
- Pink TIMS (SAARC individual trekkers)
- Pink TIMS (SAARC group trekkers)
A hike to the Langtang area is at a high altitude. The area is largely uninhabited and has unique and difficult routes. For this area, travel insurance is very necessary. For tourists and hikers, travel insurance is a lifeline and safety net. All medical situations, airline cancellations, emergency evacuations, lost luggage, and altitudes greater than 3000 meters must be covered by travel insurance.
The trek across the Langtang area is somewhat challenging. The paths are rugged, off-the-beaten-path, and least developed. The numerous ascends and descents make it more difficult for trekkers to trek. Other aspects that make this walk challenging include the high altitudes, the shifting temperature, and the absence of any significant amenities.
But this journey in the Langtang area is doable with the right preparation and support before the hike. Months before beginning the journey, we advise you to engage in physical activity such as workouts, day walks, and physical preparation. Also, before hiking at high altitudes, get the appropriate health screenings. Throughout the expedition, you may entirely rely on our advice and support.
Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization
During a trek, acclimatization rest is required. Utilize the acclimatization rest days wisely by going on a few quick treks and exploring the area. It aids in preventing altitude sickness and aids in adaptation to the environment. Mountain altitude sickness is common. Anyone may experience it. Altitude sickness may be treated with the right preventative measures and by identifying its signs.
Here are some of the basic packing list required for this trek.
- Pair of hiking boots
- Windcheater jacket
- Thermals and Long sleeve shirts
- Down Jacket and Fleece
- Gloves and Towels
- Trekking pants, Shorts, and Trousers
- Inner garments and Socks
- Woolen clothes(if trekking during winter)
- Warm Sleeping bags and Duffel bag
- Map and Trekking poles
- Personal Care kits
- Basic Medical kits
- Hygiene &Toiletries
- Water Bottles
- Extrs Batteries
- Reusable bags
- Large Waterproof Disposable Bags
- Extra Cash
- Travel Documents
The checklist can be customized as needed.