DAY 1 - November 5
Arrival to Kathmandu, welcome gathering
DAY 2 November 6
DAY 3 - November 7
Continue exploring Kathmandu
preparation for trek (checking gear, shopping for the hike, packing)
saree shopping (for celebration of Bhai Tika later on)
DAY 3 - November 8
7-hour jeep drive to the beginning of the hike (approx 1462m) and 3-hrs hike to remote and beautiful Gre village
Night in a homestay
DAY 4 - November 9
A day at Gre village!
Together with a non-profit Girls Empowered by Travel - Nepal we've been helping villagers to start cultural homestays in their community.
We will visit local school, meet with the principal and members of Gre community. We will also visit a tiny Tibetan monastery.
Please feel free to bring any donations to the village (warm clothes, school supplies, money...games and smiles:)
Throughout the day we will have meaningful interaction with the locals.
DAY 5 - November 10
Trek from GRE village to Surka village (approx 2220 m., approx 7 hr). We will cross a hanging bridge and enjoy some splendid views!
Nepali language workshop in the evening
DAY 6 - November 11
Trek to Riverside (2600m /8000 ft), 6 hours
En route we can see red pandas, monkeys and bears if we are lucky ☺
Overnight at trekking lodge.
Momo workshop (traditional Nepali dumplings)
DAY 7 - November 12
Trek to Langtang (3490m /11168 ft), 6 hours.
Today we can see the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung peak (7246 m), yak pastures and prayer wheels.
Old Langtang village tour - we will learn about the very interesting and diverse history and religion of this place from the locals. History/ culture starts in Tibet + Nepali Buddhism + mixed with Hindu culture. Langtang village was totally destroyed by an avalanche during the 2015 earthquake.
Night in a homestay
DAY 8 - November 13
Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798m / 12154 ft), 3 hours.
Trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and traditional villages of Mundu to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine.
After lunch we climb the highest point of the trek - Kyangjin Ri High Camp (4,785m or 15,700 ft).
Overnight in a trekking lodge.
DAY 9 - November 14
In the morning we'll visit a small monastery (if its open), a government-operated cheese factory and a bakery (with cappuchinos and pastries:) in Kyangin Gompa.
Trek to Lama Hotel (2500m / 8000 ft), 6 hours.
Overnight in trekking lodge.
DAY 10 - November 15
Trek to Syabru Bensi, (1460m / 4672 ft), 6 hrs AND Laxmi Puja Celebration
Laxmi Puja is a traditional celebration, worshipping Laxmi - the Hindu goddess of prosperity.
Night in trekking lodge
DAY 11 - November 16
7-hour drive to Kathmandu
Mha Puja - Newari tradition of drawing mandalas (sand painted sacred circular diagrams) on the floor for each member of the family.
DAY 12 - November 17, Tue
Tihar - Festival of Lights – Celebration of Bhai Tika
DAY 14 - November 18, Wed