Complete Langtang Valley & Poon Hill Trek in 20 Days!

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Complete Langtang Valley & Poon Hill Trek in 20 Days!

About Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is a popular trekking route located on the Nepal Tibet border. There are many wonderful trekking sites on this trekking route. These include Langtang Village situated at an altitude of 3500 m, Qianjin Gompa, a beautiful hill settlement with a snow kingdom at an altitude of about 3800 m, Gosaikund Namra High Altitude Lake.

There are also popular trekking peaks like Qianjin Ri, Sargo Ri, Yala Peak where one can climb up to 5000-6000 meters without any technical climbing. In this Langtang range, there is Longshisa Ri at an altitude of 6500 meters. Every year many tourists from different countries come for trekking in Langtang Valley.

 

Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness is a very important issue in high altitude travel. This thing can never disappear from the mind. Drink plenty of water and avoid exerting yourself too much.

Trek summary

  • Altitude: 3800 meters (Kianjin Gompa)
  • Trek Duration: 11-13 Days
  • Basecamp: Ciabruaceae
  • Best Time: March-May, September-November

Hypothermia

Hypothermia can be called the silent killer of altitude. Neither the Royal Bengal Tiger of Sundarbans nor Jim Corbett’s ‘The Man Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag’ makes its presence felt and attacks. They choose their prey by avoiding everyone’s attention. Usually the weakest of the group, disobedient, flouting group rules, or isolated from the group.

Then when the attack comes suddenly, the victim has no time to protest. The method of treating hypothermia is very similar. Hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and hypothermia on high-altitude treks have taken the lives of climbers one after the other. A tired climber returning from the summit becomes more exhausted due to lack of oxygen. Hypoxia weakens, then hypothermia kills the rest.

Complete Langtang Valley & Poon Hill Trek in 20 Days!

Clothing and preparation

Negative 5 to negative 10 temperatures should be prepared, especially for 3 days at Qianjing Gumpa. There will be good cold and strong winds on both summits. That’s why there should be no compromise in clothes. Check out this blog to know how the clothes should look.

Possible Tour Plan of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Day 1: From Your Place to Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Kathmandu to Siabrubesi by Bus, Siabrubesi – Tiwari Trek.
  • Day 3: Riverside trek from Tiwari.
  • Day 4: Riverside to Qianjing Gumpa Trek.
  • Day 5: Qianjing Ri Summit
  • Day 6: Sergo Ri Summit
  • Day 7: Kianjing Gumpa to Lama Hotel Trek.
  • Day 8: Trek to Siabrubesi from Lama Hotel.
  • Day 9: Siabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus
  • Day 10: Reserve day
  • Day 11: Kathmandu to Your Place

 

Langtang Valley Trek Cost

Cost is a relative thing. How you live, how comfortably you trek, what other expenses you make will make the total cost more or less. This section will give you an idea of the expenses you will incur. Then you can make a budget according to your need.

Airfare is about half of your budget. Cutting before 1 month will cost between 17000-18000. Going by road will reduce the cost but increase the time and require a transit visa for India.

This is the cost of living. You will have to stay in Kathmandu for 2-3 nights. Here every day two people will spend an average of 800-1000 rupees. How much will be spent here is entirely up to you. Rs 200 per person per day is reserved for the remaining seven nights.

After this comes the cost of food. In Kathmandu you can eat for 300-400 rupees a day or spend thousands of rupees. Here you have to calculate your 3 days in your own way. But on the trek you will spend 1200-1500 rupees per person per day on food.

You need to pay INR 600 for a TIMS card and INR 1695 for a Langtang Area Permit. Area permits vary from area to area. Do your research before you go. The bus fare from Kathmandu to Siyarubesi will be Rs 600, and the to and fro fare will be Rs 1200. Local bus is 450 rupees but keep in mind that the journey will be difficult. From airport to Thamel will cost another Rs 800-1000. Also keep some safety money for emergencies.

 

Complete Langtang Valley & Poon Hill Trek in 20 Days!

Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill is a mountain peak located near Gorepani, which has a height of 3210 meters. There is no match for Pun Hill Trek to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the Himalayan Annapurna range of Nepal. In clear skies, 12 peaks of the Annapurna and Dhabalagiri ranges can be seen from Poon Hill. It is a relatively easy trek. During this five-day trek, you will be mesmerized by the spectacular views of the mountainous region with several snow-capped peaks. Poonhill offers a wonderful view of the Dhavalagiri ranges.

Even though it may be difficult, if you go to Pokhara, you should at least take out time to go on this trek. Many people are not able to do Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek due to lack of time or physical ability. In that case the Poon Hill trek can be completed in five or four days.

Trek summary

  • Height: 3210 meters
  • Trek Duration: 5 days
  • Basecamp: Ghandruk
  • Best time: April to June & Sep to Dec

Starting from Pokhara, the trek can be undertaken in a clockwise or anti-clockwise direction to reach the Annapurna Sanctuary. Most people start the trek in a clockwise direction. However, if you do the trek in anti-clockwise direction, the first two days will be comparatively less difficult. And from day one, the amazing views make you forget about the hardships of walking or climbing mountains.

One can stay at Ghandruk for the first night, Tadpani for the second night, Ghorepani for the third night. On the fourth day, before sunrise, you can climb Poon Hill and enjoy the sunrise over the majestic peaks of Annapurna and Dhabalagiri ranges. If the sky is clear and clouds are few, then Machhapuchhare, Himachuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna-1 (world’s 10th highest peak, 8,091 m), Nilgiris, Tukuche, Dhabalgiri-1 (world’s 7th highest peak, 8,167 m) Take a closer look at m). ) – all peaks are clearly visible.

Permit required

For the Poon Hill trek, trekkers require an entry permit in addition to a ‘TIMS’ card. Both these cards can be easily obtained from the tourist center in Pokhara or any agency or hotel staff will do this for a nominal fee. Annapurna Conservation Area (ACAP) Permit Fee: 2000 Nepalese Rupees for Foreigners, 200 Rupees for SAARC Nationals. TIMS Permit Fee: 1000 Nepalese Rupees

Potential tour plan

Pokhara to Ghandruk: Take a taxi from Pokhara to Baglung Bus Station. From here take a bus to Ghandruk. 5 hours journey. Ghandruk is situated at an altitude of 1950 meters after a 2 hour journey from the place where the bus will drop you. Night stay at Ghandruk’s cottage.

Ghandruk to Tadpani: After breakfast start trekking from Ghandruk to Tadpani at an altitude of 2680 meters. This journey of 6 kilometers will take 3.5 to 4 hours. Night stay at Tadpani.

Tadpani to Ghorepani: After breakfast start trekking to Ghorepani at an altitude of 2850 m. It will take 5-6 hours. Night stay at Ghorepani.

Ghorpani to Ulleri: Wake up early in the morning and trek for 1 hour till Poon Hill for sunrise. Later the peaks are covered with clouds. So it is better to go early in the morning. After breakfast, we started trekking towards Ulleri. Now just get off. Night stay at Ulleri.

Ulleri to Pokhara: Start unloading again from Ulleri. Around 3500 steps to go down. After this you will reach Hille village. You can get jeeps from Hilay to Pokhara.

One can take a jeep from Pokhara to Nayapool and start the trek till Ghandruk. In this case it will take 5-6 hours. On the way back, Tikhedunga can be reached directly from Poon Hill. In this case it will take up to 3-5 hours. Next morning after 3 hours trekking from Tikhedunga you can reach Nayapul and take Pokhara jeep.

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