Trip Facts

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Trip Duration 12 Days
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Trip Difficulty Moderate
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Maximum Altitude 4,000 m/13,123 ft.
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Best Season To Visit Mid Sept-Nov, March-May

Trip Overview

Lamjung Himal Trek is a spectacular and less traveled region in the Annapurna region. There are no crowds, and you will encounter a few other trekkers during the Lamjung Himal Trek. Around eight days of trekking takes you to the enchanted rhododendron forest, cascading waterfalls, white dazzling peaks, and spread terraced fields around the villages.

This low-altitude trek traverses a variety of terrain and traditional villages, providing splendid views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Himalayan Ranges.

The Lamjung Himal trekking trail follows the Besisahar, Baglungpani, Gangapokhara, Neghuche, Rambrong Base Camp, Forest Camp, and Tangting. The highest elevation of the Lamjung trek is 4,000 meters above sea level. Since there are no tea houses built on the way, we organize this trek as a camping-style trek. Choosing a camping trek means you can access some pretty wild areas.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport

Altitude above sea level: 1,302 m

Driving Time: Approx. 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic

Accommodation: Hotel Tibet or similar

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International airport, our representative will be awaiting you to cordially welcome you with great hospitality. The representative will be displaying the “Nepal Sanctuary Treks” placard outside the airport terminal.

You will be then escorted and transferred to the hotel in our private vehicle. Our staff will accompany you and help you with the check-in at your accommodation. Further, you will be given a brief description of the activities that will take place during the upcoming trip and a preliminary briefing on hygiene and safety by our representative.

Day 2: Local Market Tour and Explore Cultural Heritage Sites

Altitude above sea level: 1,302 m

Tour Duration:  8 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Hotel Tibet or similar

9:00 AM: After breakfast, you start a guided cultural tour around Kathmandu Valley. Experience the numerous colors, sounds, and tastes of authentic Kathmandu and its surroundings. Our experienced tour guides will tell you all you need to know and answer all your curiosities regarding those sites.

Local Market Tour

Take a short drive to Ason. Then, start wandering Ason and Indrachowk marketplaces to get a glimpse of traditional Nepalese life. Witness the bustle of the market, see how locals purchase the products, and haggle for a bargain. Whilst walking around, enjoy the lively and vibrant atmosphere this local market has to offer. Observe firsthand the local produce people from Nepal actually purchase. You will also take in the sights and smells of the market. Your friendly tour guide will explain in full detail all the products and procedures you will see. There are lots of photo opportunities to capture with your camera.

Kathmandu Durbar Square

Next, head towards Kathmandu Durbar Square, also called Hanuman Dhoka Durbar. This ancient site used to be the residence of the Nepali royal family and administrators. It incorporates an architecturally extraordinary complex of ancient palaces, temples, courtyards, and shrines dating from the 15th to the 18th century.

The prominent sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square are Kumari Ghar or the house of the living goddess.  Kasthamandap is a huge rest house that is said to have been built with the wood from a single tree and is the source of which Kathmandu valley got its name. Other sites around Kathmandu Square are the ferocious Kal Bhairab – the red monkey God- Hanuman, hundreds of erotic carvings, temples, and statues dedicated to different deities.

Swayambhunath

Swayambhunath (monkey temple), is the magnificent ancient religious architecture and center of faith of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its lofty white dome and dazzling golden spire are visible from far and wide. Swayambhunath is the ideal place to observe the religious harmony in Nepal. In the shadows of the imposing structure and besides the integrated architecture can be found the daily surge of devotees faithfully offering their prayers to the gods. Upon arriving at the top, you can hear the Buddhist song “Om Mani Padme Hum” resounds everywhere. The candles and the aromatic fragrance of incense that burns constantly create a serene vibe and enormous prayer wheels which encircle the stupa.

PM: Boudhanath

Thereafter, take a short drive towards Boudhanath.  From the moment you step into the sanctuary, you’ll immediately feel the spiritual energy that comes from the place. Boudhanath is one of the biggest stupa in Nepal built in the 5th century and listed on the world heritage list by UNESCO in 1979. The surrounding area is a central spiritual hub of Tibetan life and culture in Nepal. Observe a beautiful dome-shaped structure stupa surrounded by brilliant colorful prayer flags. It is believed that prayer flags convey mantras and prayers into the universe while fluttering in the wind. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of Kassapa Buddha.

Witness monks draped in maroon robes rolling the prayer wheels, burning incense, and flickering butter candles. Moreover, it’s fascinating to see the people feeding grains and maize to hundreds of pigeons around stupa areas. The devotees turn the prayer wheels & chant, which is humbling to see such dedication to their beliefs.

Delight in the serenity as you hear the Buddhist mantra ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ being chanted by devotees, alongside the echo of music streaming out from the nearby shops.

Pashupatinath

Moving on, visit Pashupatinath temple, a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva located on the bank of Bagmati River. The word Pashupati means “the king of animals” and the temple is famous for its monkeys. You will be visiting the Pashupatinath area to indulge in a spiritual journey.

Pashupatinath is more than just a religious destination. It is a combination of religion, art, and culture. The temple, spread across 246 hectares of land, abounds in temples and monuments. Hundreds of rituals are performed here every day. Witness people performing the religious ritual and funeral pyres burning at open-air cremation. Also, see elaborately dressed holy men meditating outside the temple and pilgrims placing offerings at the shrines. After touring around prominent sites, you will be transferred safely back to your hotel.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu- Besisahar

Altitude above sea level: (760 m) Besisahar

Driving duration: 6-7 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today you leave Kathmandu early in the morning and take a spectacular drive to Besisahar. During the journey, you get to see occasional glimpses of snowy peaks. At Dumre you turn off the Pokhara highway and drive north. Then follow the Marsyangdi River to Besisahar. Beshisahar is the district headquarters of the Lamjung district. From here, you can see a beautiful view of  Machhapuchhre, Annapurna II, and  Lamjung Himal.

Day 4: Trek Besisahar-Baglungpani

Altitude above sea level: (17,00 m) Baglungpani

Hiking duration: 3-4 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, you hit the trail towards Baglungpani. You start trekking, ascending through beautiful terraced fields. Then, you pass through the monastery and the charming hamlet of Chami Danda with its small school. Follow the jeep track for a short distance, passing by numerous traditional settlements.

You can see the jeep track passes through It’s way around the ridge. At the right-hand bend, you take the trail straight up into the woodland. It is slightly steep and slippery in places. Thereafter, you cross a jeep track again and keep on hiking uphill to the col. As soon as you arrive Baglungpani, you will witness 360degre panoramic views of the Manaslu range and Annapurna range

Day 5: Trek Baglungpani -Ghanapokhara via Ghalegaon

Altitude above sea level: (2,158 m) Ghanapokhara

Hiking duration: 4-5 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, you hike on a rarely used jeep track for incredible views of Lamjung Himal and Manaslu . Turning off the track, you take stone stairs up the ridge. Then you traverse through the quaint village of Kapurgaon with a small Gurung monastery.

Thereafter,  you pass through an interesting Ghalegaon village with an altitude of 2,100 m. It is a charming village nestled in the lap of beautiful mountains. This village provides a magnificent view of Annapurna I, II, IV, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, and other small peaks. After lunch at Ghalegaon, you can explore the village and observe orange and white-painted houses, as well as the local Hindu temple.

From Ghalegaon, the trail continues going uphill, passing the Samba Cheeling monastery. Eventually, you reach the village of Ghanapokhara where you stay overnight.

Day 6: Trek Ghanapokhara- Neghuche

Altitude above sea level: (2,250 m) Neghuche

Hiking duration: 6-7 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, you take an ascent uphill through a dense forest of rhododendron, a fir tree. Then, pass through a straight trail that takes about 3 hours. On the way, you get to see the beautiful backdrops of Annapurna, Lamjung Himal. If the weather is clear, then you will see an incredible view of the Dhaulagiri range.

Day 7: Trek Neghuche – Rambrong Base Camp

Altitude above sea level: (4,000 m) Rambrong Base Camp

Hiking duration: 6-7 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, you walk through a lovely forest, where you encounter deer and diverse birds.  Then, you take an ascending trail all the way to Rambrong Base Camp, the highest point on the trek. This is a magnificent camping place on an open ridge with views in all directions. It’s an additional 2 hours if trekkers prefer to hike up to the vantage point known as Rambrong West Summit (4,500 m). The views from here are mesmerizing; extending from Machhapuchhre to Annapurna 2, Annapurna 4, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and Himal Chuli.

Day 8: Trek Rambrong Base Camp- Forest Camp

Altitude above sea level: (2,900 m) Forest Camp

Hiking duration: 6-7 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After a hearty breakfast, you set off today’s trek to Forest Camp. Descending from the Rambrong Base Camp, three hours into the forest and another three-hour straight walk lead to Forest Camp.

Day 9: Trek Forest Camp – Tangting

Altitude above sea level: (1,650 m) Tangting

Hiking duration: 6 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Camping

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

After breakfast, you head towards Tangting all the way through dense forest. Further, you hike downhill through beautiful forests. Then follow the narrow trail to the village of Tangting. It is a picturesque village of Gurung settlement with beautiful paddy fields.

Spend a leisurely afternoon, strolling amongst the quaint houses of the village, while appreciating the views northwards to Lamjung Himal and Annapurna II.

Day 10: Drive Tangting-Pokhara

Altitude above sea level: (850) Pokhara

Driving duration: 4 hrs. Approx.

Accommodation: Mount Kailash Resort or similar

Meal: Breakfast, and Lunch

After a hearty breakfast, you take a scenic drive back to Pokhara. After check-in at the hotel, spend your evening at leisure. You can experience a tranquil boat trip on the beautiful Phewa Lake. In this lake, you can involve yourself in various activities like boating, sailing, bird watching, etc.

The image of the Fishtail Mountain in the crystal clear and calm water of Phewa Lake is something not to be missed. In the middle of the Lake, you will be landed on the island of the Barahi temple, which is the major attraction of the tour.

Day 11: Flight Pokhara- Kathmandu

Flight Duration: Kathmandu-Pokhara (25 minutes)

Accommodation: *** Hotel Tibet or similar

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, you take a short flight to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu and you will have free leisure time either to rest or explore Kathmandu Valley. You can spend the day resting or catch up on some last-minute shopping or shop for some locally made handicrafts and souvenirs.

Day 12: Final Departure

Meal: Breakfast

It is time to fly back home, keeping all the terrific experiences of Nepal in mind. The representative from Nepal Sanctuary Treks will transfer you to TIA airport, where you check in 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight.

Price Included

What's Included

  • Private Airport Transfer
  • Transfer to/from trek point
  • Internal flight: PKR-KTM
  • 3 nights *** hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 1 night *** hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Camping tent during the trek on full board
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour with entrance fees
  • Trek Permits & Annapurna Conservation Fee,
  • Staff insurance on the trek,
  • Trek guide and porter
  • Duffel bag

What's not Included

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (approx. US$ 20 per day)
  • Beverages,
  • Personal equipment,
  • Personal bills,
  • International airfare
  • Excess baggage beyond 15 kilos, including day pack
  • Visa fee: US$ 30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days, and US$ 125 for 90 days of multiple entries
  • Insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects), liability insurance
  • Tips

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