Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

The major highlight of the Langtang valley trek is the breathtaking views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges and the amazing glimpses of
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Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek

Langtang Valley Helicopter Trek

The Langtang Valley Helicopter Trek follow to the Langtang Valley all the way to Kyanjin Gompa trek and fly back to Kathmandu on
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Kathmandu Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Kathmandu 3 Day Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking is a short & easy trekking and suitable for family trek near Kathmandu. The trekking gives an opportunity to view
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Are you planning to Nepal Trekking?. The Nepal trekking packing list below is based on our personal trekking experience in Nepal and has taken a long time to compile. As the list is so long and detailed, we recommend bookmarking this page as a future reference point. This packing list can be used for all hiking and trekking routes in Nepal, including the Annapurna Circuit, Everest Base Camp and the Langtang Trek.

On top of this, we regularly receive feedback from our readers and other experienced trekkers who provide brilliant and useful little insights into gear which we then add to the list.

Although the list can seem daunting and potentially heavy, many of the items listed below can be purchased or rented locally at Kathmandu, Lukla or Namche. Please note though that local equipment is sometimes not up to scratch for severely cold weather that you might encounter on the higher parts of your trek.

This Nepal trekking equipment list is comprised of gear that we have personally used or had recommended to us by experienced trekkers. We believe this gear provides the best value for money whilst also delivering the best performance.

Suggested clothing and equipment list for Nepal Tours:

Footwear:
Walking boots. A pair of water repellent boots with ankle support.
Gaiters. A pair used to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow.
Walking socks.
Trainers or trail shoes. Can be used in and around lodge in the afternoons/ evenings.

Clothing:
Waterproof jacket and trousers (goretex or similar).
Trekking trousers.
Long sleeve shirts (not cotton).
Micro fleece.
Mid to heavyweight fleece.
Sleeveless or body warmer type fleece.
Thermals or baselayer for top & bottom (merino wool or synthetic).
Fleece pants.
Medium weight down jacket (eg Nuptse jacket by The North Face).

Handwear:
Fleece gloves.
Warms mittens and/or gloves.

Headwear:
Wool or fleece hat.
Sun hat.
Bandana or scarf.
Headtorch.  Bring extra batteries.
Sunglasses.
Personal Equipment:
Sleeping bag (Note: it is possible to rent this in Kathmandu for about £1 per day).
Day pack large enough to carry water bottles, camera, lunch and extra clothing.
Stuff sacks for keeping your gear dry and organised.
Two water bottles (Nalgene wide mouth bottles are the best).
Sunscreen and lipsalve with a high SPF.
Water purification tablets (Pristine, Biox Acqua or Acqa Mira).
Favourite snack food.
Books, ipod and cards etc.
Trekking poles (Black Diamond with “Flick Lock” are best).
Camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
Insurance certificate.
Earplugs (optional).
Baby wipes (optional).
Hand sanitizer (optional).

Travelling:
Duffle bag or large backpack for your personal gear on the trek (carried by a porter).  Bring a small combination padlock to secure the bag.
Travel clothes. You will need casual clothing for air travel days and time spent in Kathmandu.
Toiletry bag include toilet paper, soap, towel, toothbrush, etc.

Personal first aid kit:

Note: we provide a comprehensive group first aid kit but please bring personal medications and other items you might use regularly such as:

Any personal medications.
Malaria prophylactic tablets.
Blister treatment (Compeed patches are the best).
Rehydration powder eg Dioralyte.
Analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen and aspirin).
Plasters and zinc oxide tape.
Throat lozenges.
Diamox (helps with acclimatisation

If you have a short time for Nepal holidays but still want to see some of the best short treks in Nepal, Himalayas here are what we think are the 6 best short treks in Nepal. Note: Some of our itineraries on the website for these treks are longer as they include extra days in either Kathmandu, Everest, Langtang and Pokhara. The times given here are the minimum requirements.

If any of this listed short treks, you would like to make an inquiry please drop us a e-mail to: [email protected]. We will be happy to answer

1. Everest Panorama Trek:

Everest View Trek Starts at the Lukla (2828m/9278 feet) and passes through the several Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche bazaar, khumjung village, Khunde village and many other small villages. From every village incredible mountains views can be seen. Nepal is known as the country of Mt. Everest and every one may have such desire to see this highest mountain in the world. This trekking is not only popular for highest mountain. This trek also provides the warm hospitality of Sherpa people, so one can experience Sherpa culture, way of living style, visit monasteries, wild animals and enjoy the mountain views of snow capped peaks. From Namche Bazaar a short walks uphill to a magnificent spot (Everest view Hotel) with spectacular of the surrounding snow-capped giants include Mt. Everest and the valleys below. The Khumjung  is wonderful village with background exciting glance of the high mountains. Tengboche Monastery (3867m/ 12687 feet) is surrounded by rhododendrons forest. Tengboche monastery is the one of the biggest monasteries in khumbu area.

  • Duration : 9 Days
  • Primary activity : Trekking and Hiking
  • Group size : Min. 1 pax
  • Max-Altitude : 3867m at Tengboche Monastery
  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Fly Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu.
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Meals: Nepali and Continental
  • Type: Tea-House
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge

2. Langtang Valley Trek:

A trek to the Langtang valley has to be one of the most rewarding of the short treks available anywhere in Nepal. The east-west running valley is the site of some spectacular alpine scenery as well as being a great place to meet unique people. A minimum of one week is required but trekkers are well advised to add a few extra days for acclimatization and for side trips in the valley. Along our journey you will walk through the Langtang National Park. Although wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest setting, here you get the chance to see some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, Pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colorful danphe.The trek is best started either from Dhunche or from Syabrubesi.

  • Duration : 7 Days
  • Primary activity : Trekking and Hiking
  • Group size : Min. 1 pax
  • Max-Altitude : 3,900
  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Meals: Nepali and Continental
  • Type: Tea-House
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge

3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

This Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starts from Pokhara and if you want to see some of Nepal’s big peaks up close it’s the best option for a short trek. The view from Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft) takes in Annapurna South, Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. The first few days the trail makes a steady climb between the small Sherpa villages. The second night can be spent in Tadapani which offers great views of Annapurna II, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare which is also known as “Fish Tail.” If you bring some swimwear you can make the short hike down to the river to enjoy the hot springs in Tadapani. It’s another days climb from Tadapani to Ghorepani from where the following morning you hike to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise on the Himalayas. After taking in the views it’s time to head back to Ghorepani and start the return trek.

  • Duration : 9 Days
  • Primary activity : Trekking and Hiking
  • Group size : Min. 1 pax
  • Max-Altitude : 3210 at Poon Hill
  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Meals: Nepali and Continental
  • Type: Tea-House Trek
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge

4.Kalinchowk Trek

Kalinchowk Trek, a perfect destination for a short trek in Nepal can be done within 3 days. Kalinchowk, residing at a height of above 3,700m is accessible from a drive from Kathmandu to Charikot and further 6-7 hours continuous trekking upward the hill. Kalinchowk Trek is considered to be one of the non touristic trekking routes in eastern Nepal. The view of Ganesh Himal, Shisha Pangma, langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal, Gauri Shankar etc. are clearly visible in fine weather condition through this route. Tremendous beauty from the high hill of Kalinchowk takes your breath once giving means to visit of this region.

  • Duration : 3 Days
  • Primary activity : Trekking and Hiking
  • Group size : Min. 1 pax
  • Max-Altitude : 3790m at Kalinchowk
  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Meals: Nepali and Continental
  • Type: Tea-House Trek
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge

5. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:

Chisapani Nagarkot trek is one of the easy, short, and beautiful trek for those who have limited time. It gives you an opportunity to explore locality of Tamang people who lives on the edges of Kathmandu valley. You can have a wonderful view of Kathmandu valley, beautiful hike in Shivapuri National park, green paddy fields, and mountain obviously. This trek starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal for 1 hrs by bus/car and hike to Chisapani for 4 hrs with a beautiful Tamang villages and a spectacular mountain view as well as green forest of Shivapuri National Park. If you are lucky enough then you could spot a wild animals like deer, Wild boar, Leopard and many species of birds. You can enjoy your lunch at the local teahouses to get more close with locals.

  • Duration : 3 Days
  • Primary activity : Trekking and Hiking
  • Group size : Min. 1 pax
  • Max-Altitude : 2195m at Nagarkot
  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Meals: Nepali and Continental
  • Type: Tea-House Trek
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge

6. Kathmandu Day Hiking

Hiking around Kathmandu offers you an  opportunity to see fantastic mountain views and explore Nepalese countryside without going too far and without climbing high. Besides you do not have to lose the comfort of the city while doing these hikes.Kathmandu is a valley surrounded by green hills all around. These hills are covered with terraced farms, picturesque villages and  lush green  forests. Despite being nearfrom Kathmandu these villages are still not affected by  modernity and offer a chance to see traditional village life.You can see temples, monasteries and Stupas along the trails. You can see farmers working in the fields and pilgrims praying in the monasteries. These Kathmandu hikes are for every age group and for all seasons. If you want to have a taste of trekking in Nepal but do not have time to go all the way up to the remote mountains, these hikes are for you. A Kathmandu trekking, combined with sightseeing tours of heritages sites and a scenic flight to see Mt Everest could make a fantastic short trip of Nepal. There are many short treks available near Kathmandu ranging from day hikes to short treks of 2 days, 3 days or even longer. We have offered here the best three among them.

  • Duration : 1 to 3 Days
  • Primary activity : Hiking and Cultural Tours
  • Group size : Min. 2 pax
  • Max-Altitude : 2195m at Nagarkot
  • Country: Nepal
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle
  • Trip starts from: Kathmandu
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Meals: Nepali and Continental
  • Type: Tea-House Trek
  • Accomodation: Hotel and Lodge

Note: In our official website Nepal Tours, we are listed on Short treks under the trekking section. Please choose one of them

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Whether for business or pleasure, time, distance and location can always act as barriers when planning trips away. Our professional and modern fleet allows you to travel. Whether it’s a special occasion, romantic treat, company incentive, private family experience or VIP trip, our exclusive helicopter fights allow guests to enjoy a memorable experience of a lifetime.

About Aircraft
In Nepal, there are two type of helicopter currently operating in private sector: AS 350 B series of helicopters which are manufactured by Euro-copter, France and are very popular all over the world. It is regarded as one of the most versatile helicopters and is suitable for mountain flying and all types of helicopter missions. Following are its features:

Fail Safe Design:

  • Comfortable Seating Arrangements
  • 5 seats excluding Pilot
  • Suitable for all types of helicopter missions
  • Can fly up to an altitude of 16,000 feet

Nepal Tours is the first choice for all your corporate helicopter charter needs, our personalised service will ensure your private helicopter charter flights, Private helicopter rides Nepal and passenger transfers are completed in style. We have a number of luxury VIP aircraft available that will ensure we are able to fly you or your clients around Nepal or beyond in complete comfort and speed.

Nepal Tours are specialists in providing versatile aerial photography and filming platforms. We have a long history of providing superior aerial footage for sporting events, television shows, movies and documentaries in and around the Nepal region.

Some of the beautiful Helicopter Rides in Nepal are:

  1. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour – 3.50 hours ( Single Day)
  2. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Trek – 1o days trek in the Mountain and fly back to helicopter
  3. Langtang Helicopter Trek – 06 days in the Langtang trek and fly back to helicopter
  4. Muktinath Helicopter Tour – 3.50 hours to 5 days packages.. It depends on your time in Nepal.

How much do helicopter rides cost? (2 person minimum)

1.30 Minutes Langtang Tours $1100 Per Person
2 hours helicopter Pokhara to Muktinath $1500 Per Person
3.50 hours Everest Helicopter tour
$2200 Per Person
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Are you looking a Nepal in winter? Common wisdom says that the best times to visit Nepal are the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). However, common wisdom doesn’t always have all the answers. While the weather is at its warmest and clearest in those months, there are also some good reasons for planning winter treks (December, January & February) in Nepal.

Mountain trails in Nepal turns into pieces of sublime beauty during the winter seasons. Passing through the frozen streams, crossing the wintry grasses and snow-covered trails, trekking in Nepal is the biggest challenges amongst trekkers across the world. All the winter treks in Nepal might be shorter in distance and lower in altitude, but that doesn’t mean they are the easy treks, as they are demanding during extreme climatic conditions. Mixture of exploration and adventure, winter trekking in Nepal is an experience of a lifetime. With cultural diversities and natural resources up for grab, treks to Himalaya during winters will excite one footing up to the concealed hamlets, spicy cuisines and welcoming hospitality.

Nepal is, undoubtedly, a naturally beautiful country that enjoys pleasant weather round the year. Its geographical diversity has divided the Seasons in Nepal into five weather zones — tropical, tropical zone, temperate zone, cold zone, sub artic zone and the artic zone.

1. Nepal Winter Temperatures:
Nepal has five seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter. In the Terai (south Nepal), summer temperatures exceed 37° C and higher in some areas, winter temperatures range from 7°C to 23°C in the Terai.

Nepal is the country blessed with wonderful natural beauty, abundance of wildlife and richness of culture and lifestyle, with so many things awaited to be explored in Nepal,  there is never lack of activities in Nepal for you to enjoy and explore. Nepal Tours offers holiday in winter season in Nepal from mid December to mid February are winter time in Nepal . Here is a list of 4 best winter treks, tours in Nepal that will guide one through their adventure quest during the winter season.

# No1: Ghorepani Winter Trek – One of Nepal’s most classic short & beautiful treks.

Ghorepani Winter Trek
Ghorepani Winter Trek

The Ghorepani Trek stretches between the Annapurna Circuit and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, but is shorter and doesn’t need a prior acclimatization. It can last between three and seven days if an optional visit to the Jhinu hot springs or a link to the Dhampus Trek is included. The Ghorepani Trek passes through Gurung villages, high into the mountains, and is a terrific opportunity to see the great Himalayan peaks, such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapucchare.

Altitude: 3210 mts (13415 ft)

Duration: 5-6 days

Route: Kathmandu-Pokhara-Ghorepani -Tadapani-Ghandruk

Temperature: 10°C to 30°C (Summer) & (–10) °C to 10°C in winter

Best Time to Visit: Mid November to March

Highlights: Gurung Community, Lakes, Nature and Mountain

Grade: Easy to moderate

How to Reach:

By Road: Kathmandu to Pokhara Drive – 6 hours

By Flight: Tribhuwan International Airport to Pokhara.


# No 2: Chisapani Nagarkot Winter Trek – One of the most beautiful treks in Kathmandu.

Real Kathmandu Tour

This trek starts from the north eastern outskirt of Kathmandu . The first stretch of the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is uphill walk through the rhododendron forest of the Shivapuri national park. After 4-5 hrs of walk we reach the spectacular mountain view point of Chisapani from where we can have close view of a long range of Eastern Himalayas from Langtang to Gaurishankar Ranges . On the second day we walk past some ethnic villages and mostly through a dense and beautiful forest, listening the birds chirping and enjoying the view of the Himalayas . In the winter months we sometimes even meet wild fowls and sometimes even deers .

Nepal is an amalgamation of multiple romantic features like mountain ranges, deep valleys, narrow walkways, and peaceful lakes. It is magical and mythical; spiritual and serene at the same time. If you are recently married and you need a romantic places and scintillating destination to start your new life with your better half; Nepal couldn’t be any better destination to give you the flavor of beauty, culture, and diversity all served together as one with the Himalayas, undying cultural diversities, awesome lakes, and destinations, trekking places, the lovely monuments with ancient pagodas, the hills, villages, and all. It is a perfect places for a honeymoon in Nepal. The dreamland will offer you the best of romantic moods, aura and spirits and will make your love bloom with full glory. Here we go with 05 handpicked places to visit in Nepal for honeymoon.

Top 5 Honeymoon Places Nepal

1) Kathmandu: It’s the capital city of Nepal, and is so special for all the newly married couples, so spent your time in a liberal but culturally defined city. Here, couples can explore the city with temples , monuments, cultural heritages, ancient pagodas, and restaurants. Kathmandu, additionally, offers the possibility of encountering generally served Nepalese authentic food with so many appealing hotels.

Kathmandu Tour Package
Kathmandu Tour Package

Key attractions: Bird’s eye view of Mount Everest and Himalayan ranges in the mountain flight tour operated by local airlines, Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath temple, Dakshin Kali temple, Kopan and Shechen monasteries, wildness and beauty of Langtang National Park, and the alluring and glittering nightlife at Casino Royale and Casino Anna

Best places to stay: Hyatt Regency, Crowne Plaza, and Hotel Annapurna

Best time to visit: September – November and February – April for Kathmandu visit, monsoons for picture-perfect Himalayas

2) Nagarkot: Apart form all the cities, Nagarkot is a very famous place among many hilltop stations in Nepal – where you can spend you perfect honeymoon trip. It’s just 32km away from the capital Kathmandu, which is packed with hotels and restaurants. It is famous for sunrise and sunset views with possible views of Himalayas, too.

Langtang Mountain Range
Langtang Mountain Range

Key attractions: View of the Mount Everest and Annapurna Range, view of the first rays of the Sun falling on the peaks of Himalayas at sunrise, and trekking along the winding tracks and thick woods

Best places to stay: Club Himalayan Resort, Hotel Country Villa, and The Fort Resort

Best time to visit: October – April; especially for the clear view of Mount Everest

3) Balthali: The small settlement of Balthali village (1,730m.) is standing on a plateau, just beyond Panauti above 40 Km away from Kathmandu. The village is situated at the junction of Roshi and Ladku rivers. This exceptional hamlet stands at an outstanding place of isolation and relaxation amidst a surround of typical Nepali countryside with terraced rice fields and ochre thatched farm houses. With snowy peaks of Dorjee Lhakpa, Langtang and whole range of mountain rests clear and bright on the northern horizon. Whist the backyard is dominated by high hills of lush green Maharabharat Range. The region is thickly forested with luxuriant growth of various floras. Colorful rhododendron, Mangolia and Sal trees cover the hill that undulates and opens out to terrace fields. Nature lovers and bird watchers can spend days exploring and discovering some exceptional species of wildlife, tradition and culture untouched by modernity. Many of the sacred and ancient temples and monasteries such as Namo Buddha, Indreshwar Mahadev Temple, Brahmayani Temple are located in this region.

Key attractions: View snowy peaks of Dorjee Lhakpa, Langtang and whole range of mountain rests clear and bright on the northern horizon

Best places to stay: Balthali Eco Hill Resort, Balthali Resort

Best time to visit: October – April; especially for the clear view of Mount Everest

4) Bandipur: This is the chance for making a thematic honeymoon. Let the first trip with your life partner be in and around the Newari culture at the fascinating and serene Bandipur in Nepal.

Key attractions: Romance topped with thrill at the Siddha Gufa, Annapurna short-circle trekking, jungle safari, and the serene silkworm farm

Best places to stay: Gaun Ghar, The Old Inn, Hotel Bandipur Organic Home

Best time to visit: March – May

5) Pokhara: the city of lakes – is one of the superb and enthralling places to visit in Nepal for honeymoon. For a newly married couple, Pokhara is a dreamland, with picture-perfect setting of Himalayan Range, lakes, deep valleys, and winding trek paths. The luxurious accommodation options make the place a paradise for honeymooners.

Begnas Lake
Begnas Lake

Key attractions: A view of the engrossing Annapurna Range, romantic boating at Phewa Tal (second largest lake of Nepal), marital bliss at the age-old Bhimsen Temple, and Phoenix Paragliding

Best places to stay: Fishtail Lodge, Waterfront Resort, and Hotel Dream Pokhara

Best time to visit: March – May; for non-foggy and comfortable weather

Conclusion: Do you think that the beautiful journey of your marriage should begin from a beautiful destination? Planning a surprise honeymoon is an ultimate romantic gesture, and the greatest gift you could ever give her/him. Nepal Tours introduces great Honeymoon Tour Package for Couples who wish to make their honeymoon the most beautiful and memorable event of their life.