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Jenny Fifield (UK) | Everest Base Camp, Nepal

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Lamjung Himal

Lamjung Himal is a rarely trekked region in the Annapurna region. After a drive from Kathmandu the trek begins from the small town of Besisahar, also known as the starting point of the famous Annapurna Circuit, however our quieter trail heads to the west rather than along the Marsyangdi Valley on the more popular trails of Annapurna.

With this nine day trek you will see a wonderful cross section of Nepal. After leaving Besisahar you start by trekking through traditional Gurung villages and terraced rice fields then you enter the forest zone with rhododendron and bamboo then further up above the tree line into the alpine zone.

Above the village of Ghanpokhara you start walking up a ridge (or in Nepal known as a "danda") for three days staying at a number of grazing grounds known as "kharkas" on the way up to Valley Camp at 3,717m. From here we walk up Rambrong West Summit (4,384m) and to the panoramic viewpoint of Himalayan mountains. From the summit you can see Lamjung Himal (6,983m), Mt Machapuchare known as Fish Tail (6,997m) in the west to Manaslu (8,163m) and Himal Chuli in the east.

From Valley Camp the trail descends down another ridge for three days to Tangting village. All along this ridge we camp at kharkas where there are also superb views of Lamjung Himal (6,983m) and Mt Machapuchare. From Tangting we drive to Pokhara where we stay two nights to enjoy the town by the lake before flying back to Kathmandu.

There are no lodges in Lamjung Himal region so we organise this trek as a fully supported camping group. As the lodge trails in Nepal are getting busier by choosing a camping trek means you can access more remote region less frequented by other trekkers. We sent one of our international leaders, Natalie Wilson, to lead a reconnaissance trek to Lamjung Himal in October 2018 and we have designed the itinerary based on her experience. Natalie came back full of enthusiasm for this trek as she did not see any other trekkers from leaving Besisahar to arriving to Pokhara after the trek was finished.

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    Trip Details

    • Destination: Nepal
    • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
    • Duration: 16 days from Kathmandu
    • Leadership: Local leader
    • Minimum Group Size: 2 people
    • Cost: 2019 - £1,775 (or US$2,295 or €2,025) 2020 - £1,775 (or US$2,295 or €2,025)
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    What does this include

    Price includes:

    • Internal flight to/from Pokhara to Kathmandu including baggage allowance of 15kg for your main bag checked into the hold and 5kg for day pack carried with you inside the aircraft.
    • All transfers including private airport collections
    • Twin share room at Hotel Tibet or Hotel Ambassador in Kathmandu and in Pokhara at Hotel Mount Kailash.
    • Twin share room with common bathroom while on trek
    • Breakfast only in Kathmandu, all meals included while on trek. 
    • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, trekking guide(s) and porter(s). We provide one trekking guide for group size of two people and two guides for a group size of three people and three guides for group size of six people plus
    • Bespoke weather forecasts for Lamjung Himal region from EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
    • Thuraya satellite phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
    • Complimentary Lamjung Himal trekking map
    • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
    • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone or face to face meetings. After booking with us we will send our comprehensive "Nepal Pre-Trip Information".

    Price excludes:

    • International flight to/from Kathmandu
    • Travel & trekking insurance
    • Nepal visa for 30 days at US$40 (approx £25)
    • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
    • Personal clothing & equipment
    • Tips
    • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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    Trip Grade Demanding

    Trip Grade Demanding

    Suitability:  a good choice for regular hill walkers, high level of fitness required.

    1) Walking times: average 6 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 14 days with some rest days included.

    2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

    3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky sections. There may be significant amount of ascent and descent.

    4) Remoteness: often in more remote areas and normally a longer distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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    Trip Dates

    • March 16th to 31st 2019
    • April 6th to 21st 2019
    • October 5th to 20th 2019
    • October 26th to November 10th 2019
    • November 16th to December 1st 2019
    • March 14th to 29th 2020
    • April 4th to 19th 2020
    • October 3rd to 18th 2020
    • October 24th to November 8th 2020
    • November 14th to 29th 2020

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    Trip Itinerary

    • Day 1Arrive Kathmandu 
    • Day 2Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
    • Day 3Drive to Besisahar (760m) 
    • Day 4Walk to Baglungpani (1,650m) 
    • Day 5Walk to Ghanpokhara (2,158m) 
    • Day 6Walk to Kharka (2,850m) 
    • Day 7Walk to Dharamasala (3,476m) 
    • Day 8Walk to Valley Camp (3,717m) 
    • Day 9Day walk up Rambrong West Summit (4,384m) and back to Valley Camp 
    • Day 10Walk to Haju Dobato (3,562m) 
    • Day 11Walk to Namarjung Danda (2,919m) 
    • Day 12Walk to Tangting (1,680m) 
    • Day 13Drive to Pokhara 
    • Day 14Day in Pokhara 
    • Day 15Fly to Kathmandu 
    • Day 16Fly back home 
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