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Lamjung Himal Trek

14 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Views of high mountain ranges
  • Mid hill cultural and total wild experience
  • Annapurna, Lamjung area, less visited route
  • Wildlife, flora and fauna, butterflies, many types

Lamjung Himal is a rare trekking area in the Annapurna region. On this 15-day trek, you’ll see an amazing cross-section of Nepal and incredible views of the Himalayas. Our camping trek starts from Bensisahar in Annapurna. It is the traditional starting point of the famous Annapurna Circuit. Our trail does not follow the Marsyangdi Valley, Annapurna’s most popular trek. Our trail heads west through traditional Gurung villages and farms. Then you enter the rhododendron and bamboo forest area. In the alpine zone above the tree line. We have included this trek in our selection of best Annapurna treks in Nepal. (Lamjung Himal Trek).

Trekking, start walking from the top of Ghanpokhara village. We follow this with a three-day stay in the grazing grounds known as “Kharka” en route to Valley Camp at an altitude of 3,717 meters. From here we enjoy a hike up to Rambrong West peak (4,384m). From here the view of Himalayans. Lamjung (6,983 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) Machhapuchhre (6,997 m) and can be seen Everest. (8,163 m) Manaslu can be seen to the west. Chuli in the east. Similarly, from Valley Camp the trail descends to another ridge. After three days of walking, we reach Tangting village. On this hill we camp at Kharka from where there are excellent we see in the mountains view. And we drive from Tangting to Pokhara.

However: It is an easy to moderate trek suitable for anyone. The highest elevation marked during your adventure to Lamjung Himal is 3,717m. On average, the trail demands 4-6 hours of trek. But there are no lodges in Lamjung Himal region so organize this trek as a camping style trek. The trails in Nepal with lodges are getting busier. Choosing a camping trek means you access a remote region less frequented.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Bensisahar (760m), from Kathmandu 6-7 hours
Day 3: Trek to Baglungpani (1552m) from Bensisahar 5-6 hours
Day 4: Trek to Ghanpokhara (1797m), from Baglungpani 4-5 hours
Day 5: Trek to Kharka (2700m) from Ghanpokhara 5-6 hours
Day 6: Trek to Dharamshala (3230m), from Kharka 4-5 hours
Day 7: Trek to Valley Camp (3,717m), from Dharamshala 5-6 hours
Day 8: Hike up to Rambong West view and camp, 3-4 hours
Day 9: Trek to Taro Kharka (3,410m), from Rambong 5-6 hours
Day 10: Trek to Karpu Kharka (2,980m), from Taro Kharka 4-5 hours
Day 11: Trek to Tangting (1,680m), from Namarjung Hill 5-6 hours
Day 12: Drive to Pokhara (827m), from Tangting 3-4 hours
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu (1,350m) from Pokhara 6-7 hours
Day 14: Drop at the airport for the final departure

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Trekking Seasons in Nepal!

There are 4 distinct seasons in Nepal and trekking in each season has its own advantages and disadvantages. So check our page for trekking seasons. And please contact us for the month, date and duration to match your trip.

Trip Info

We would like to provide some information that will help you with each of your considerations. Please read below for the more information.

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group and the client's desire (budget)
  • The itinerary included above is a guideline that AlpineTrav Treks provides you with advice and suggestions.
  • Additional activities could be either added or reduced as per client's request before the confirmation of the trip.
  • The price shall be adjusted in our mutual understanding; if the client intends to add some services, we shall charge for those additional services, if intends to lessen some services, we shall wave the charges accordingly.
  • The itinerary is published in full board operation services for a clear understanding of the client. But, required for Trekking cost depends on porter request or exclusion too.
  • The above offer price is full board standard format of itineraries which are all inclusive. But, the cost depends also on request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
  • Please feel free to contact with us for any information about your selected package.

Details Itinerary

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggages in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Please look out for a placard of your name at the exit of arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip.

Today, after early morning breakfast, we will head west and follow the Prithvi Highway along Trishuli River to the homeland of Central Himalaya including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. The road offers an opportunity to have a view of rustic Nepal that comprises green hills, river, villages and snow-clad mountains at the backdrop. We will part our ways with the Highway at Dumre and choose the branched off route to Besisahar and continue following the Masryangdi River, we will reach Besishahr.

You will follow the road uphill from Besisahar today through farmlands and paddy roof. We pass a Gurung monastery and the beautiful village of Chami Danda (1,000m) with its small school. We take a jeep track for a short distance through many traditional houses. You can see the jeep track making its way around the ridge. At the right-hand turn, we take the trail straight into the forest. It is very steep and slippery in places. We again cross a jeep track as we hike uphill to Kolo.

Today, we walk on a rarely used jeep track for fabulous views of Lamjung Himal (6,983m) and Manaslu (8,163m). Turning off the track we take a stepped stone path up the ridge. We pass through the quiet village of Kapurgaon with a small Gurung monastery. The next village of Ghalegaon is larger and it is likely you will have lunch here. You can explore the village while lunch is being prepared and there is a viewpoint and temple to see. We also have to check in at the ACAP office to show the permits. Likewise, the trail keeps going uphill passing the Samba Cheeling monastery. Finally, we reach the village of Ghanpokhara at 2,158m where we camp for the night.

As we leave the village a sign guides us to the start of our hike uphill. We follow a forested ridge with the occasional meadow known as a kharka. Similarly, after about 5km we reach a shepherd’s hut where we will stop for lunch. Leaving our lunch spot we head uphill on a stone-stepped path. Further up we reach a couple of kharkas where we will spend the night at camp.

This morning we leave again head uphill on a stoney stepped path. We reach a place called Palma Kharka (3,100m) where there are excellent views. We continue on a lovely trail through rhododendron. After a short steep we reach at 3,400m. After 6 km we start heading to the right of the ridge to find a good water supply for camp.

Leaving the camp we follow a pleasant trail. This brings us to a beautiful valley where we will spend two nights. Tomorrow is our base camp for the walk to the Rambrong West Summit (4,384m).

This day we leave valley follow a faint trail heading towards the shepherd’s hut. We cross over several small streams. By following the path signposted to Dudh Pokhari we zig zag up a hill to a lovely kharka with water at 4,100m. There is a prominent rocky summit straight ahead. There is a path heading up to the left of it before curving around to the right. Follow this until you reach the first Col then follow the path ahead to the next Col. This is the chance to bag a 4,000m summit. It is possible to walk further along the ridge but this would only be suitable for fit and strong walkers.

We retrace our step a bit from our valley camp, then turn right and start heading towards the mountains. From here we go around the mountain. We increase the height until we reach the saddle. We then descend into a beautiful valley with water and flat land for a lunch stop at 3,800m. After lunch, we head south. And we descend into the deep forest and so again we descend the steep path of Kharka. Then we go up and after reaching a pleasant camp we are amazed by the panoramic views of Machhapuchare Himal (6,997 m) and Annapurna Himal.

The first 7.5 km of the day follows the ridge up and down enjoying the mountain views. After the hut and pond we turn right and descend a steep path through the forest. It is slippery and unclear in places. The trail levels out and we arrive at a large ridge where we camp for the night.

From the camp we continue downhill along the ridge where we reach a sacred place called Nain Fiji. Leaving here we go down a long stone staircase. Finally we see the village of Tangting. The campsite is at the school, and overnight at camp.

Go to Pokhara by private vehicle. For the rest of the day you can relax and enjoy the lakeside city of Pokhara.

Kathmandu is separated from Pokhara by 200km. Prithvi Highway links Pokhara with Kathmandu. It takes 6 hrs to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by private vehicles. You will be transferred to the hotel where you will have a pleasant stay.

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. You will be assisted in your last-minute preparation. Our staff representative will help you pack your luggage, drop you off at the international airport. And we wish you a safe flight. Likewise we hope to see you soon again!

Services we offer in a package:

Cost Inclusion

  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides pick-up and drop services from international airport on your arrivals and departures.
  • A representative of AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will be waiting to greet you outside the international airport arrivals hall with your name placard so you can easily find our person by looking at your name placard.
  • According to the above trekking package schedule, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions will arrange two nights at hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and one night hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Bensisahar and Tangting to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu for members and associated staff as per itinerary above.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide Experienced and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking guide during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide full support camping crew with 1 professional cook and kitchen staffs during the trekking period.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provided your accommodation during the trekking will be tented camping. A tent will be provided for every 2 travellers with a foam mattress. There will also be a kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chairs and more for your comfort.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions if in case of a single by default will arrange a single tent for you at no additional cost.
  • As with most trekking trails, lunch is midway between the start and end of the day's trek while Freshly prepared meals (Breakfast and Dinner) with boiled water, tea, coffee are served at the camp where you have your overnight stay.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides nutritious, clean and fresh (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea/coffee, Fruitcocktail, Deserts and fresh fruits boiled water etc all services for during the trekking's.
  • Where the teahgouse/homestay. Apart from Camping trekking, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you with a clean and cozy teahouse/homestay to stay in and eat during the trekking.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions allow up to 15kg of personal trekking equipment per person during the flight onboard and the trekking period carried by porter or mules.
  • As Lamjung Himal is at the Annapurna Conservation territory, AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a permit for Annapurna Conservation.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Annapurna Conservation, so AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provide you a TIMS permit too.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions provides wages, clinical, equipment, and insurance for all elaborate trekking staffs.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your trekking and health safety.
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking trails.
  • The above offer price includes our official charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us, before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.
  • AlpineTrav Treks & Expeditions offer you farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.

Cost Exclusion

  • Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal and Pokhara is also the second city of Nepal. Since this city's offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the meals you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except the farewell dinner).
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of Items of personal trekking equipment, laundry expenses, tips, Landlines, mobiles, satellite phones, and the internet service exclude in the package.
  • Trekking is an adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to have your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa, so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, changes in government regulations exclude.
  • The short sentence, "The services we provide in the above package cost inclusive," will cost extra if you want more than additional services you have to pay extra.
  • Those Employees who are involved in your trekking are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and what kind of service you have rendered.
  • Your guide and porters will expect the tips according to the international system in the trekking package for your information.

Equipment List

The gears listed below is recommended for the trek. We encourage you to get all the equipment listed below for the trip and please make sure you check out and try each equipment. You can also buy or rent in Kathmandu as there are many trekking shops that have gear ranging from branded to local.

Clothing and footwear:
— Long-sleeved shirts
— Trekking Shirts
— Trekking Trousers
— Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
— Waterproof jackets and trousers
— Thermal
— Inner wears
— Undergarments
— Warm socks
— Cap/Hat to protect from the sun during the trek
— Woollen Hat, Warm gloves, Balaclava sand Bandana/Scarf
— Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the trek.
— Trekking shoes (Preferably Goretex and full to support your ankle)
— Slippers/Flip flops to wear at camp
— Daypack 30-35 litres (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jacket and others that you may require while trekking)

Documents:
— Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
— 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and Visa
— Travel Insurance covering medication evacuation
— Flight tickets
— Credit cards for emergencies
— Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport.
(Please carry the photocopy of all the documents along with you and leave a copy to next of kin)

Others:
— Headlamps with extra batteries
— Sunglasses with UV protection
— Camera with charger or spare batteries
— A pair of trekking poles
— Water bottles (1) litre
— Laundry bag to keep the dirty clothes
— Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
— Padlock
— Binoculars
— Reading materials, notebooks and pens

Toiletries and hygiene:
— Quick-drying towel
— Small face towel
— Toothbrush &Toothpaste
— Deodorants, Soap and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
— Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen and lip balm
— Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
— Hygiene products
— Basic first aid kit

Accessories:
— Down Jacket
— Sleeping bag with liner
— Duffel/Kit Bag

Trip Map

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Lamjung Himal Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 13 nights, 14 days
  • Moderate
  • 3,717 Meters
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Hotel/ Camping
  • Min 2 - Max 12

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