Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Last Updated on September 14, 2023 by Alpha Adventure Treks

At an altitude of 6638 meters, Mt. Kailash is located in Tibet, a Chinese autonomous area. At a height of 4590 meters, Mansarovar Lake is located in the same region, approximately 45 kilometers before Mt. Kailash. Mt. Kailash is not only the world’s highest peak, but also the source of four of the region’s most powerful rivers: The Brahmaputra, Sutlej, Ganges, and Indus.

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is the holiest form of the journey to Mt. Kailash, Lord Shiva’s spiritual habitation. Thousands of pilgrims go from all over the country and the world to participate in the heavenly yatra each year.

Mount Kailash, together with the Manasarovar lake, is profoundly embedded in the spiritual core of Asia, kindling human imagination since time immemorial. The lake was created in the thoughts of Lord Shree Brahma, according to Hindu belief. As a result, it is known as Manasarovar in Sanskrit, which is a simple combination of the two terms ‘Manas’ (mind) and ‘Sarovar’ (lake).

At a height of 21,778, this pilgrimage spot in the Himalayan range provides travelers with inner calm and holiness. According to Hindu legend, Lord Shiva’s sojourn is Kailash, while Lord Bramha’s thoughts created Mansarovar Lake. The lake is magnificent and wonderful, and it feeds four holy rivers: The Bramhaputra, Sutlej, Ganges, and Indus. As a result, a few days of holiness can transform one’s life.

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Trip Highlights:

  1. Holy Darshan of Mount Kailash
  2. Holy Dip in the Mansarovar lake
  3. Attend all spiritual rituals at Mansarovar Lake
  4. Circumambulation of Mt. Kailash.
  5. Holy Lake Manasarovar parikarma (Circuit) by bus
  6. Darshan of Gauri Kund

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Best Time to Visit Mansarovar

Summer and monsoon seasons, often from May to mid-October, are the finest times to visit Kailash Mansarovar. It is an excellent time for outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, and pilgrimage, as well as visiting local tourist destinations. During this period, the Saga Dawa festival, a Tibetan Buddhist festival, is also held.

Best Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Package Itinary

Day 01:Drive to Kerung | Altitude: 2774 M | Drive: 8-9 Hrs
Day 02:Acclimatization Day
Day 03:Kerung to Saga | Altitude: 4450 M | Drive: 7-8 Hrs
Day 04:Saga to Mansarovar  | Altitde: 4600M | Drive: 8-9 Hrs
Day 05:Mansarovar to Darchen | Altitude: 4565 M | Drive: 4-5 Hrs
Day 06:Trek start from Darchen to Dirapuk | Altitude: 5000 M | Trek: 6-7 Hrs
Day 07:Trek from Dirapuk to Zutulpuk | Altitude: 5670 M | Trek: 7-8 Hr
Day 08:Zutulpuk- Darchen- Saga
Day 09:Saga to Kerung 
Day 10:Kerung to Kathmandu
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Important pre-departure information:

Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: Journey to the Sacred Abode

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a spiritual and religious pilgrimage that holds immense significance for Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and followers of various other faiths. Located in the remote and rugged region of Tibet, this journey takes pilgrims to the revered Mount Kailash and the holy Lake Mansarovar. The yatra is not just a physical journey, but a spiritual odyssey that tests one’s determination, endurance, and devotion.

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Historical and Religious Significance

Mount Kailash, standing tall at 6,638 meters (21,778 feet), is considered the abode of Lord Shiva by Hindus. It is believed that Lord Shiva resides at the summit of the mountain along with his consort Parvati. Buddhists also hold Mount Kailash in high esteem, as it is considered the center of the universe and an important site associated with the life of Lord Buddha.

Lake Mansarovar, situated at an elevation of 4,590 meters (15,060 feet), is believed to be the creation of Lord Brahma’s mind, hence the name “Mansarovar” which means “mind’s lake.” Taking a holy dip in the waters of Mansarovar is believed to cleanse one’s sins and lead to spiritual enlightenment.

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The Pilgrimage Journey

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is not just a physical journey, but also a test of one’s spiritual devotion and physical endurance. Pilgrims embark on a challenging trek that usually begins from Kathmandu, Nepal. The route takes them through the Tibetan Plateau, rugged terrains, and high mountain passes.

The traditional route for the yatra involves crossing the high-altitude pass of Lipulekh or Nathu La, depending on the route chosen. The journey is not for the faint-hearted, as pilgrims have to overcome harsh weather conditions, low oxygen levels, and strenuous trails. However, the difficulties encountered during the yatra are believed to purify the soul and bring the pilgrims closer to divine blessings.

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Spiritual Significance and Rituals

Throughout the yatra, pilgrims engage in various rituals that hold profound spiritual significance. Circumambulating Mount Kailash is a central ritual; pilgrims walk in a clockwise direction around the mountain, which is known as “parikrama” or “kora.” This ritual is believed to erase the sins of a lifetime and pave the way to enlightenment.

Another significant practice is taking a dip in the icy waters of Lake Mansarovar. This ritual is thought to cleanse the body and soul, washing away accumulated karma. Pilgrims also engage in meditation, prayer, and chanting along the way, seeking a deeper connection with the divine.

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Challenges and Preparations

Undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra requires careful preparation. Due to the high altitudes and challenging terrain, acclimatization is crucial. Pilgrims are advised to undergo medical check-ups, physical fitness training, and mental preparation before embarking on the journey.

Altitude sickness is a real concern during the yatra. It’s important for pilgrims to ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and pay attention to their body’s signals. Proper clothing, footwear, and gear are essential to withstand the cold and unpredictable weather.

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Permits and Visa Process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra requires several permits and a visa to enter the region, as the pilgrimage route passes through Tibet, an autonomous region of China. Here is a detailed guide on the permits and visa process for the yatra:

1. Chinese Visa:

Before anything else, you need to obtain a Chinese visa, specifically a “Group Tourist Visa” (Type L). This visa is usually issued for the duration of the yatra and is organized by tour operators who arrange the pilgrimage. To obtain this visa, you must submit your passport and required documents to the tour operator, who will then process your visa through the Chinese embassy. The visa is often issued as part of a group and is valid only for the dates of the yatra.

2. Tibet Travel Permit:

Once you have your Chinese visa, your tour operator will also apply for the Tibet Travel Permit on your behalf. This permit is necessary to enter Tibet and is issued by the Tibet Tourism Bureau. You cannot apply for this permit individually; it must be arranged by a registered travel agency.

3. Alien Travel Permit:

This permit is required for travel to areas outside of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. Since the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra involves traveling to remote regions, you will need this permit. Your tour operator will also arrange this permit for you.

4. Military Permit:

Certain areas along the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra route are considered border regions, and a Military Permit is needed to travel through these areas. Again, your tour operator will take care of arranging this permit.

5. Indian Government Approval:

For Indian nationals, in addition to the Chinese permits, you need to obtain approval from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) before embarking on the yatra. This approval is usually facilitated by the tour operator as well.

6. Booking through a Registered Tour Operator:

The entire process of obtaining permits and approvals is usually handled by registered tour operators who specialize in organizing the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. It’s important to choose a reliable and experienced tour operator to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey.

7. Required Documents:

When applying for the permits and approvals, you will typically need to provide the following documents:

  • Passport with valid Chinese visa
  • Passport-sized photographs
  • Filled application forms provided by the tour operator
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (for Indian nationals)

8. Timely Application:

It’s important to apply for permits well in advance, as the process can take some time, and there might be limitations on the number of pilgrims allowed during specific periods. The yatra is usually organized during specific months, primarily during the summer, to ensure safe travel due to weather conditions.

In summery, the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra involves a complex process of obtaining permits and visas due to the remote and sensitive location of the pilgrimage. Working with a reputable tour operator and adhering to the application timelines and requirements is essential to ensure a successful and spiritually enriching journey.

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Traveling to Tibet is best done in casual clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring thick clothing because the nights and early mornings can be chilly to bitterly cold. Pilgrims from India are strongly encouraged not to wear saris. Bring all of your medications, cosmetics, personal toiletries, and other necessities from home because they will be difficult (if not impossible) to obtain on the road. It’s also a good idea to include a modest first-aid kit. It’s also beneficial to have a route map so you know where you’re going and where you’ve been each day.

What to take:

Winter wear: Gore-Tex material, despite its high cost, is highly recommended for surviving the bitter cold. Carry a down jacket, raincoat, or windbreaker, thermal underwear, jackets, warm trousers & woolen shirts (cotton will suffice), warm sweaters, woolen gloves, sun hat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes, light leather boots in case of snow, woolen balaclava (‘monkey cap,’) & scarf/dust mask to protect your eyes and nose from dust and cold.

Bring with you:

Snacks will be available along the route. Chocolates, dried fruit, toffees, glucose; ‘nankeen, and other sweets Water purification tablets and a strong water bottle Diamox pill and personal medical kit (for high altitude), Sunglasses, sunblock or sunscreen lotion, moist tissues (fresh ones are wonderful for wiping off the dust), clothes-line/clips, needle & thread, deo-spray (handy for smelly boots/feet and for a round of spray in the toilet tent! ), toilet paper, flashlight & spare batteries, daypack (small shoulder bag), Cameras and movies, Binocular.

Altitude Sickness:

You are likely to feel symptoms and discomfort of altitude sickness (headache, lack of appetite, nausea, weariness, sleeplessness, dyspnea, etc.) while traveling through high terrain until your body adjusts to the elevation. Depending on the person, this could take a few days or longer. We have made it obligatory to remain two nights at Kerung before moving on to the higher altitudes for this reason alone. Maintain a calm demeanor and refrain from exercising. Prior to and during the tour, do not consume alcohol or smoke. You should also have a strip of Diamox tablets with you. If you’re unsure about the dosage, talk to your doctor. On this journey, we supply a Gamow bag (specific equipment for preventing high-altitude sickness).

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra FAQs:

Which country is Kailash Mansarovar?

Mount Kailash is located in Tibet, where it is known as ‘Kang Rampoche,’ which means ‘Precious Jewel.’

What is the registration process for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?

The individual must register for the Yatra. They must first supply a copy of their passport together with the booking fee. On that premise, we arrange for a permit. Guests must submit their passports in original for Visa requirements approximately 10 days before to travel. Before departure, the guest will receive the original passport as well as the Visa.

How is the weather in Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?

Kailash Mansarovar’s climate is typically chilly and dry. Throughout the year, Mt. Kailash is covered in snow. From May to August, the weather is somewhat cool, with an average temperature of 15°C and pleasant. The months of September through November are cooler, with an average temperature of 10°C. Heavy snowfall is common in December and beyond.

Is there any medical fitness test required for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?

The Nepal route does not require a medical examination. Because the yatra is expected to pass through high altitudes, it is necessary to visit a doctor for precautions and medications in the event of High Altitude Sickness, Respiratory difficulties, and other ailments.

What is special about Kailash Mansarovar?

Shiva’s dwelling is said to be Lake Manasarovar and Mount Kailash. This is where Shiva is said to have tamed the sacred river Ganges and sent it to irrigate the rich regions beneath the Himalayas.

Why is Mount Kailash sacred?

Many religionists see Mount Kailash as the sacred mountain. Hindus believe it is Shiva’s home and the world’s core; Tibetan Buddhists say it represents infinite happiness; Jains believe it is the site of their ancestor’s enlightenment; and Bons believe it is the universe’s center.

What is the mystery of Kailash Parvat?

Mount Kailash is said to be the axis of rotation of the celestial sphere, according to many scientists’ studies. Kailash Parvat has been scientifically discovered as the axis Mundi, having been mentioned in the Vedas and legendary book Ramayana.

Why climbing Kailash is forbidden?

Trekking all the way to the summit of Mount Kailash is considered a sin by Hindus, who fear infringing on the mountain’s holiness and disrupting the heavenly spirits that reside there.

What is the height of Kailash Parvat?

The height of Kailash Parvat is 6,638 m above sea level.

What are the lights at Mansarovar?

People who spend the night in the Kailash, or rather at Lake Mansarovar, have reported seeing enigmatic lights, which they believe belong to Kailash’s self-realized sages. The splashing of the Mansarovar’s water has been heard by those living in tents.

Is Mansarovar Yatra tough?

The Kailash Manasarovar Yatra is a physically demanding and difficult journey. Yatris must go to places as high as 19,500 feet above sea level, often in harsh conditions.

Is Passport required for Kailash Mansarovar?

Yes, pilgrims who wish to participate in the Kailash Manasarovar Yatra must have a valid passport.

What is the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?

The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is a sacred pilgrimage to Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar in Tibet, revered by Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, and other faiths.

How do I apply for the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra?

You need to book through a registered tour operator that specializes in organizing the yatra. They will handle the necessary permits, approvals, and logistics.

When is the best time to undertake the yatra?

The yatra usually takes place during the summer months, from May to September, when the weather is relatively milder and the routes are accessible.

How physically demanding is the yatra?

The yatra involves trekking through challenging terrain and high altitudes. It requires a certain level of physical fitness, acclimatization, and mental preparation.

What permits do I need for the yatra?

You need a Chinese visa, Tibet Travel Permit, Alien Travel Permit, and Military Permit. Indian nationals also require approval from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.

How long does the yatra typically last?

The duration of the yatra varies depending on the route and the tour operator. It can range from around 10 to 21 days.

Can I undertake the yatra independently?

No, the yatra must be organized through registered tour operators due to the requirement for permits and approvals.

What is the significance of Mount Kailash and Lake Mansarovar?

Mount Kailash is considered the abode of Lord Shiva by Hindus and is revered by Buddhists as well. Lake Mansarovar is believed to cleanse sins and offer spiritual enlightenment.

What rituals are performed during the yatra?

Pilgrims circumambulate Mount Kailash (parikrama), take a dip in Lake Mansarovar, meditate, pray, and engage in chanting to seek spiritual blessings.

Are there any health risks during the yatra?

Altitude sickness is a significant concern due to the high altitudes. Pilgrims must acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be prepared for varying weather conditions.

How do I prepare for the yatra?

Preparation involves physical fitness training, medical check-ups, purchasing appropriate gear, and mental readiness for the challenges of the journey.

What are the accommodation and food arrangements during the yatra?

Accommodation can vary from basic guesthouses to tents, depending on the route and tour operator. Food arrangements are usually simple vegetarian meals.

Is the yatra open to people of all religions?

Yes, the yatra is open to people of all faiths who seek a spiritual experience and are willing to respect the sanctity of the pilgrimage sites.

Can I take children on the yatra?

Children and elderly individuals can undertake the yatra, but it’s important to consider the challenges and consult with medical professionals before deciding.

How do I deal with language barriers in Tibet?

Guides and tour operators usually provide assistance with translation and communication.

Is photography allowed during the yatra?

Yes, photography is generally allowed, but it’s important to be respectful of the cultural and spiritual significance of the sites.

What should I do in case of a medical emergency during the yatra?

Tour operators are equipped to handle medical emergencies. It’s advisable to have travel insurance that covers medical evacuation.

How do I maintain environmental responsibility during the yatra?

Follow “Leave No Trace” principles, respect local customs, and avoid littering to minimize the environmental impact of the pilgrimage.

Can I complete the yatra in a wheelchair?

Due to the challenging terrain, the yatra is not wheelchair-accessible.

What kind of spiritual experiences can I expect from the yatra?

The yatra offers a profound sense of spiritual connection, self-discovery, and purification as pilgrims engage in rituals, meditation, and introspection amidst the awe-inspiring natural landscape.


The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra is not just a physical journey, but a spiritual quest that attracts devotees from across the globe. It offers an opportunity to experience the divine in the lap of the majestic Himalayas, amid breathtaking natural beauty and challenging conditions. The yatra teaches pilgrims valuable lessons in devotion, resilience, and the quest for higher truths. As pilgrims return from this sacred journey, they carry with them a sense of accomplishment, purification, and a deep spiritual connection that lasts a lifetime.

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A Guide to the Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal

Last Updated on May 17, 2023 by Alpha Adventure Treks

The Langtang trek is one of Nepal’s shortest trekking trails. From the jungle with banana trees and monkeys at lower heights to glaciers and ice peaks at higher elevations, it offers spectacular beauty. Short does not imply simple; the path is difficult from the start, with several long and steep ascents, as is typical of Nepalese trekking.

The trek can be completed as a standalone adventure, in conjunction with the Tamang Heritage trek, or as an acclimatization trek before attempting one of the longer and more difficult routes like as Everest Base Camp or the Annapurna Circuit.

The Langtang Valley is one of the most well-known treks in Nepal’s central region. The alpine scenery around Langtang valley is very magnificent and spectacular.

Langtang trekking takes you through some of Tibet’s old monasteries, Tibetan Buddhist culture, and alpine meadows. Langtang’s valley floor and alpine slops bloom freely with poppy and other alpine flowers throughout the summer, creating a spectacular display of world flowers.

Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388 m), Naya Kangri (5,846 m), and Dorje Lakpa(6,966 m) are some of the most important mountains in Langtang .

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Top 10 Reason To Choose Langtang Valley Trek

  1. Stunning views: The Langtang Valley trek offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Lirung glacier and the surrounding peaks, including Langtang Ri, Yala Peak, and the Dorje Lakpa massif.
  2. Cultural diversity: The Langtang Valley is home to a diverse mix of Tamang and Tibetan cultures, and the trek offers the opportunity to learn about and experience these cultures firsthand.
  3. Off the beaten path: While the Langtang Valley trek is not as crowded as some of the other popular trekking routes in Nepal, it is still well-maintained and offers a variety of accommodation options. This means that you can enjoy a more authentic and peaceful trekking experience.
  4. Wildlife spotting: The Langtang Valley is home to a variety of wildlife, including Himalayan black bears, red pandas, and even the occasional leopard. The trek offers excellent opportunities for wildlife spotting and birdwatching.
  5. Varied terrain: The Langtang Valley trek takes you through a variety of landscapes, including forests, meadows, and high-altitude passes. This diversity makes for an interesting and varied trekking experience.
  6. Adventure: The Langtang Valley trek offers plenty of opportunities for adventure, including the option to summit Tserko Ri, a peak that offers panoramic views of the Langtang region.
  7. Community-based tourism: Many of the accommodations along the Langtang Valley trek are run by local communities, which helps to support the local economy and promote sustainable tourism practices.
  8. Spiritual significance: The Langtang Valley is home to several Buddhist monasteries and holy sites, which adds a spiritual dimension to the trek.
  9. Natural hot springs: The Langtang Valley is home to several natural hot springs, which provide a welcome respite after a long day of trekking.
  10. Good for all levels: The Langtang Valley trek is suitable for trekkers of all levels, from beginners to experienced hikers. There are a variety of routes and options available, making it possible for everyone to find a trek that is suitable for their fitness and experience level.

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Overview of the Langtang Trek

  • Distance – 77 km/48 mi
  • Total ascent – 3925 m/12 877 ft
  • Total Days: 9-11 Days
  • Highest point – 4600m/15 000 ft Kynajin Ri peak
  • Accommodation – guest houses
  • Permits – TIMS card and Park entrance permit required
  • Cost per day – US$25-30 per person including permits and transportation

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Outlined Itinerary for Langtang valley trek:

Day 1: Arrival day
Day 2: Kathmandu valley (1,300 m) (sightseeing)
Day 3: Kathmandu (1,300 m) to SyabruBesi (1,550 m)
Day 4: SyabruBesi (1,550 m) to Lama Hotel (2,450 m)
Day 5: Lama Hotel (2,450 m) to Langtang village (3,430 m)
Day 6: Langtang village (3,430 m) to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m)
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m) (Acclimatization day)
Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m) to Lama Hotel (2,450 m)
Day 9: Lama Hotel (2,450 m) to SyabruBesi (1,550 m)
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,300 m)


Typically, 10 days are enough for concluding Langtang valley trek in accessible manner.

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Here are a few reasons why you should consider a Langtang Trek for your next walking vacation:

  1. Langtang is a breathtakingly magnificent mountain range.
  2. Langtang treks are easily accessible.
  3. More than 70 glaciers and stunning lakes, including Goshainkunda (4,380 m), Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda, can be found in the Langtang valley.
  4. Survey Langtang National Park (the first Himalayan national park), which was established in 1976 and contains a diverse mix of flora and animals within a 1,710 km2 overall territory.
  5. Diverse cultures and landscapes
  6. Because it’s quiet, you’ll be able to learn (and give) much more than you would elsewhere.

“Even if you are unaware of Nepal’s recent history, the Langtang region is a unique corner of the world. By choosing to spend time in Langtang and with its people, you may obtain a better understanding of what life is like beneath Nepal’s vast snow mountains.”

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Difficulty level and physical effort for Langtang valley trek

Langtang valley trek is categorized as moderate because it is just over 5,000 meters above sea level. If we can consistently walk for 5-6 hours, we can build up a trek for using a light bag load. For those who are accustomed to walking at higher heights, the climb is much easier.

Furthermore, the Glacier region necessitates a bit more activity in terms of running and exercising on a regular basis before beginning the trek in a couple of months. Aside from that, workouts focusing on the heart, muscles, and lungs would be good in preparing for the Langtang valley trek.

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Langtang Valley Trek Facilities and Accommodation:

When compared to other Nepalese treks, the Langtang Valley trek is well-equipped. Imagine savoring a cup of world-class Italian coffee while admiring the magnificent scenery of Langtang Lirung.

Isn’t that fantastic? There are numerous recently constructed hotels and guesthouses that offer superb lodging and dining.

You won’t need to bring any food with you on your hike. There are various alternatives here, ranging from local cuisine to international cuisine.

The hotels provide amenities such as free WiFi and hot showers. Hotels and teahouses can be found at regular intervals throughout the walk. In general, the cuisine and lodging amenities are outstanding.

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Best Time to do Langtang Trek:

Spring (March, April, and May) and fall (September, October and November) are the optimum seasons for a Langtang valley trek. The greatest time to see the spectacular mountains and glaciers is in the autumn. Spring also brings us snow-capped mountains and green woodlands brimming with crimson rhododendrons.

Aside from this, the Monsoon has its own significance. Trails are infested with leeches due to the rainy season. Waterfalls, rivers, foliage, and flora and fauna, on the other hand, shine brightest during this season. As a result, nature lovers and photographers enjoy this season.

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For the Langtang Valley Trek, you’ll need the following information:

  1. Passport, separate photocopies of passport, proof of insurance, two additional page size photos, flight tickets, card money, ready money for obtaining Nepalese visa at airport, and photocopies of identity card (for withdrawing cash from bank/ATM).
  2. Head scarf, warm hat/cap, alternative head lamp, sunglasses, half and long sleeve upper wears, wind cheater jackets, waterproof jackets, light and warm thermal tops and pair of normal, woolen or fleece gloves, trekking shorts, trekking trousers, woolen trousers, waterproof pants, light weighted thermal bottoms, normal and woolen socks, and trekking shoes
  3. Sleeping bag, large travel bag, small personal carry bag, camera with additional batteries, binoculars, little folding knife, anti-bacterial hand wash, guide books, pocket travel games, power bank are all useful goods.
  4. Medical and toiletries: First-aid kit (containing bandages, anti-loose motion pills, anti-headache pills, cold and cough medicine, anti-altitude sickness pills, water purification tablets, and stomach antibiotic) and toiletry information, if desired.

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Trekking Equipment List:

Body Clothing:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Three pairs of trekking t-shirts
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Thermal Shirt for Colder place
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Warm wool Sweaters
  • Waterproof and windproof Jacket
  • Cotton Trekking pants with folding
  • Waterproof and windproof pants

Head and Face:

  • Sun Hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Headlight
  • Sunglass
  • Sunscreen 50
  • Face wipes and towel

List of Foot wears:

  • Trekking Boats
  • ¾ Paris Preferably Cotton Socks
  • Crampon
  • One pairs extra Sport Shoes

Necessary Gears:

  • Gaiters just in case if snow
  • Gloves and Thick Gloves
  • Big rucksack above the 40 L
  • Waterproof Bag Cover
  • Rain Coat
  • Trekking Pole (if you needed)
  • Laundry Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toothbrush
  • Toilet papers
  • Water peals
  • Bottle for drinking water
  • Pen and Note Book
  • Copy and Tourist Guide Book
  • Camera
  • Battery charger
  • Memory card
  • Cell Phone and Charger
  • Money Wallet
  • Altimeters and Playing card

First aid Kid:

  • Diamox
  • Cotton bandages
  • Paracetamol
  • Painkillers
  • Loperamide to Control diarrhea (just in Case).
  • Water purified tablets
  • Lozenges
  • Elastic bandages
  • Thermometer
  • Moleskin and sling.

Activities To Do in Langtang National Park:

Visitors can participate in a range of activities in the park with the help of guides and tour operators.

Visitors can go hiking, climbing, bird watching, or go on a nature walk, village walks, visit hot springs after the trip for a hot bath, and many more activities, depending on their level of adventure and interest.

Langtang Treks FAQs:

How difficult is Langtang Trek?

Langtang trek difficulty is rated as ‘Strenuous’, which falls midway between moderate and challenging. To reach Kyanjin Gompa, you’ll need to trek for about 5-6 hours each day, which is doable for novices. To go above Kyanjin, though, you’ll have to hike 6-7 hours’ round trip at a high height, eventually arriving at the legendary Tserko Ri (5000 m).

How do you get to Langtang?

It takes 4 hours to drive from Kathmandu to Langtang National Park (202Km). Early morning buses go from Machhapokhari, New Bus Park in Kathmandu to Syabrubesi in Langtang National Park, commencing at 7-9 a.m.

Is Langtang open for trekking?

Yes, Langtang Valley is open all over years for trekking and Hiking to Local as well as Foreign tourists.

Is Langtang safe?

Yes, langtang is absolutely safe to trek and enjoy the beautiful landscape and wildlife.

What are the special features of Langtang region trekking?

The region is known for its gorgeous cedar trees and flowers, as well as breathtaking vistas of soaring Himalayan peaks such as the gigantic Shishapangma, one of the 8000-meter summits, Manaslu Massif, Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal.

How long is the Langtang Trek?

Langtang trek is considered to be one of the easiest trek which is about 10-12 days’ trek from Kathmandu.

Where is Langtang?

The Langtang Valley begins just north of Kathmandu, on the Tibetan border. Langtang Lirung (7246m), the highest peak in the vicinity, dominates the valley.

Can I Exchange my currency in Nepal?

Yes, you can exchange your currency in Nepal with the help of your local tour guide agency.

Can I get the internet along the journey?

Yes, you will have internet connection in most of the tea houses, you might have to pay minimal fee to use it but don’t be expecting the fast browsing.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?

Langtang valley trek is possible and safe for solo/individual hikers because it is a short and moderate trek. The track is not difficult to follow, and there are numerous signposts along the way. 

Is it possible to get ATM and Bank on the way?

No, ATMs and banks are not available on the Langtang Valley trip; therefore, you must bring Nepali cash from Kathmandu.

How much does it cost for Langtang trek?

The cost for langtang trek ranges anywhere between $750- $999 depending on the way you travel and accommodation you stay in. The package includes your stay, dining and other necessary expenses.

Do you need a guide for Langtang trek?

Guide to Langtan isn’t Mandatory however trekking to any routes in the place you are not familiar with is no less risky so we recommend hiring a professional guide for better travel experience.

How many days do you need for Langtang?

Langtang Treks takes about 9 to 12 days from Kathmandu. We recommend you take at least a day or two in leisure just in case of bad weather or any unforeseen situations. 

What is the altitude of Langtang village?

Langtang Village is located at 3400 Meters above sea level from the North of Kathmandu and takes about 8 days to reach there.

What is the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

The Langtang Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you through the beautiful Langtang Valley and up to the base camp of Langtang Lirung, a 7,227m peak in the Langtang region.

How long is the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

The Langtang Base Camp Trek typically takes about 10-12 days to complete, depending on the itinerary and pace of the trekker.

What is the difficulty level of the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

The Langtang Base Camp Trek is considered to be a moderate trek, suitable for people with some prior trekking experience. The trek involves walking through rugged terrain, steep climbs, and high altitudes, so it is important to be in good physical condition.

What is the best time to do the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

The best time to do the Langtang Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these months, the weather is generally clear and dry, with good visibility and pleasant temperatures.

What is the maximum altitude reached on the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

The maximum altitude reached on the Langtang Base Camp Trek is around 4,984m at the Kyanjin Ri viewpoint.

Do I need a permit to do the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

Yes, you need a trekking permit to do the Langtang Base Camp Trek. You can obtain a permit from the Nepal Tourism Board or through a licensed trekking agency.

What are the accommodation options on the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

There are several teahouses and lodges along the Langtang Base Camp Trek route that offer basic accommodation and meals. You can also choose to camp if you prefer

What equipment do I need to bring for the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

You will need to bring suitable trekking gear, including good quality hiking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, a backpack, and other essentials. It is recommended to bring a first aid kit, trekking poles, and a headlamp as well. A comprehensive packing list can be obtained from your trekking agency.

Is it safe to do the Langtang Base Camp Trek?

The Langtang Base Camp Trek is generally considered to be safe, but it is important to take appropriate precautions and follow the guidance of your trekking agency and guides. Altitude sickness is a risk at higher elevations, so it is important to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms.

What is the maximum altitude reached on the Langtang Valley Trek?

The maximum altitude reached on the Langtang Valley Trek is around 4,984m at the Kyanjin Ri viewpoint.

What is the cost of the Langtang Valley Trek?

The cost of the Langtang Valley Trek varies depending on several factors such as the trekking agency you choose, the duration of the trek, the type of accommodation and meals you prefer, and other additional expenses such as permits, transportation, and equipment rentals. Generally, the cost can range from $500 to $1500 USD.

What are the highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek?

The highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek include the stunning mountain views, the beautiful Langtang Valley, the Kyanjin Gompa monastery, the diverse flora and fauna of the Langtang National Park, and the opportunity to experience the local Tamang culture and lifestyle.

What is the distance of the Langtang Valley Trek?

The Langtang Valley Trek covers a distance of approximately 50-60 kilometers, depending on the specific route and itinerary chosen by the trekker.

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Hidden Gems of Nepal that Every Tourist Should Explore

Last Updated on January 23, 2022 by Alpha Adventure Treks

Travelers should visit Nepal’s hidden destinations, which are the pinnacle of tourism attractions. Mount Everest and other mountain ranges often cast a shadow over the top 5 unknown sites on this list. The Himalayas and trekking options in Nepal provide a thrilling experience, but there are many other things to see and do in Nepal.

You can either forsake the typical Nepalese experience or change it up by combining the popular experiences with those of these hidden gems. In Nepal, you may walk along paths, feel nature’s best zephyrs, take in breath-taking landscapes, and feel supple pure water bodies, among other things.

These treasures are lost lands that are peaceful havens. Given their splendor, no traveler can afford to visit Nepal without seeing these places. Let’s look at a selection of tourist attractions where you may enjoy Nepal’s natural beauty.

Namje, Dhankuta:

Namje is a valley in eastern Nepal surrounded by lush vegetation. The lovely landscapes complement the attractiveness of Namje. The local Magar community appreciates the beauty, which is enhanced by the artistically appealing Nepali buildings and villages. When visiting this valley, visitors are treated to views of Mt. Everest and Mt. Manaslu. The Namje valley’s higher levels, which reach a height of 2,133 meters, are popular for tourism. Tourists enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets over the mountains’ verdant slopes. Tourists will change their impression of Nepal as only having Mt. Everest because the secluded valley will captivate them.

Olangchung Gola, Taplejung:

In northeast Nepal, Olangchung Gola is a small mountain settlement. It is located in the Kanchenjunga region, and its great elevation allows travellers to see the Kanchenjunga, the world’s third-highest mountain. Olangchung Gola is barren of trekkers because to its distant location. Because it is so close to the Himalayan mountain range, the settlement is compact and snow-covered. Despite the village’s isolation, visitors will be left with a memorable experience because to its alpine vegetation.

Siddha Gufa ,Bandipur:

To begin with, Bandipur is an important tourist destination in Nepal. And there’s an intriguing and deep Sidha gufa concealed in this sweet little village. In English, gufa refers to a cave, and Sidha gufa is 437 meters long and 50 meters high. The gufa is said to be one of Nepal’s largest caves, with a high number of roosting bats.

Gufa provides guests with a thrilling and adventurous experience. Minerals such as stalagmites and stalactites damaged the cave’s magnificent interior. These minerals give the cave’s interiors a cathedral-like appearance. Bandipur, home to Sidha gufa, also boasts a few other Nepal’s best-kept secrets worth visiting. Bandipur is a picturesque tiny village on top of the world, thriving in Newar culture.

Janakpur Dham, Janakpur:

Mithila’s Janakpur Dham maintains the recollection of centuries-old tales. It is the abode of Sita, Lord Ram’s consort and a courageous Nepalese daughter. Janakpur Dham is a famous Hindu pilgrimage site because it is the birthplace of goddess Sita. Beyond its religious significance, the location is a breathtakingly beautiful site to visit.

Onlookers are treated to a feast of bright and distinctive artwork in the corners of the great palace. Similarly, with a culture that is so different from that of Nepal’s traditional urban cities, Janakpur is a thriving metropolis with its own variety of challenges. Janakpur is worth exploring since it allows you to see a different side of Nepal. The region is most known to pilgrims due of Janakpur Dham, but it is a must-see for all types of visitors who enjoy learning about the country’s genuine and unique culture.

Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, Rukum:

The Dhorpatan hunting reserve promises every visitor high slopes, terraced fields, and solitary routes. However, few people are aware of this marvel. The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is Nepal’s only hunting reserve, providing a safe haven for those who like hunting.

Apart from the hunting adventure, Dhorpatan is a stunning location with a diverse environment of lush woodland, deep marshes, and flat meadows. It’s a wonderfully magical spot to commune with Mother Nature, and the experience promises to be rewarding.

Paanch Pokhari, Sindhupalchowk:

Last but not least, one of Nepal’s hidden gems is a nice surprise from Mother Nature herself. Wetlands and marshes are present in the plains, correct? If so, one should double-check their facts. The Paanch Pokhari, perched high in the shadows of the Langtang range, is waiting to astound the unwary visitor. The wetland lake, located at 4500 meters above sea level, is a natural wonder. The existence of five lakes in one spot gave rise to the name of this lovely wetland lake high in the clouds.

The beautiful green pastures, rolling hills, and sparingly blossoming rhododendron make this setting feel like something out of a fairy tale or a dream. Thousands of people go to the Paanch Pokhari lakes every year for the Rakhshya Bandhan festival, which has religious significance. Paanch Pokhari, a pristine glacial location, is located in the Ramechhap District’s Bhotang area, 80 kilometers north of Kathmandu.

Rupa Taal ,Pokhara:

Pokhara is known for its beautiful and serene lakes and mountains. Fewa Lake and Begnas taal are two well-known lakes in the city. Rupa Taal, a beautiful but lesser-known lake, is also located in the city. It is the town’s third-largest lake, located distant from the main center. The lake, which is surrounded by beautiful green hills and woodlands, is a tranquil spot for anyone looking to spend quality time without being harassed by hundreds of pilgrims. Despite the fact that the city is part of a bustling metropolis, the lake exudes remoteness and a sense of being cut off from the rest of the world.

People find it relaxing to look at the reflections of their surroundings in the clean lake. It is possible to spend hours analyzing, manifesting, and renewing oneself. This hidden gem of Nepal is an energy booster, and it is a must-see for anyone visiting Pokhara.

Finishing it off:

The locations listed here are out in the middle of nowhere and tough to get to. Visiting these locations, on the other hand, will provide you with lifelong memories. The tourists will be enthralled throughout the excursion, from the panoramic view to the colorful rural dwellings.

Although getting to these communities and reserves is difficult, the end result is priceless. Visiting these locations might transform your attitude because it is just you and the location in its most natural and unadulterated form. The explorer who is sincerely seeking a change of scenery and location will find pleasure and rejuvenation.

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Everest Base Camp Trek VS Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Last Updated on January 21, 2022 by Alpha Adventure Treks

Most trekkers who visit Nepal for the first time hope to reach the High Mountain base camp and begin their search there. This blog compares and contrasts the treks to Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. The Everest Base Camp Trek and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of Nepal’s most well-known base camp treks.

It can be challenging for a first-time trek planner to decide whether to trek Annapurna or Everest base camp. If you travel to Nepal for the first time to trek to one of the base camps with a professional company team, you will undoubtedly return for another. You keep recalling mountain views, charming people, cultural diversity, landscape, and exceptional care, all of which entice you to return. Here we compare and contrast Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp treks so you can simply decide which base camp to visit.

Trekking Duration

The trek to Annapurna Base Camp takes between 8 and 12 days. ABC trip is a standard 10-day journey that follows the traditional trekking itinerary. There is no need to remain an extra day on the way for acclimatization.

The Everest Base Camp trek takes 12 days to complete, with two days of acclimatization along the way to Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar. If you are okay with the altitude, you can perform the minimum of 11 days by skipping one day of acclimatization. You can also complete an 8-day Everest base camp trek if you take a helicopter chartered flight back to Lukla or Kathmandu after reaching EBC, but this would increase the expense of your trip.


Accessibility of Everest Base Camp:

There is no vehicular access to the Everest trekking start site. The only way to get there is to fly from Kathmandu to Lukla. Lukla can only be reached by tiny planes. Only morning flights will be available, and flights may be disrupted due to inclement weather.

Due to its geographical location and mountainous weather, Lukla Airport is regarded as a dangerous airport. It’s only a 35-minute journey, but Lukla’s flight cost is one of the most expensive domestic flights. If you choose for an Everest Base Camp Walk without flying to Lukla, you may expect a 20-day journey and a drive to Phaplu hamlet to begin the trek.

Accessibility of Annapurna Base Camp:

There are various methods to get to the beginning location of ABC trekking. The trek begins at Nayapool or Ulleri, both of which are accessible by car. To get to Pokhara and other destinations, one can use a private car, fly, or take regular buses. It is dependent on your financial situation. It is simpler and less expensive than EBC.

Now there is a route up to Ulleri village, which is 1,960 meters above sea level and where the first day’s overnight will be held. With a private car, the journey from Pokhara to Nayapool takes about one and a half hours. It’s possible that local buses will take two and a half hours. If you begin your journey in Kathmandu, take a morning flight to Pokhara and then drive to Nayapool or Ulleri to reach the first-day camp for an overnight stay.

Accommodation in Everest Base Camp:

The Everest region is relatively well-equipped, with adequate lodging. You can select from a variety of lodging options based on your preferences. The Deluxe Guest Houses chain has developed accommodations for six nights of the trek’s total of 11 nights.

There are just 5 nights available near Everest base camp in modest tourist class guest rooms. (Even at Everest Base Camp/ Gorakhshep, there are new hotel buildings.) You can stay in one of three categories of lodging when staying in Phakding, Namche, Dibuche, and Lukla for six nights. Normal tourist grade guest houses with adjoining toilets, warm dining, a restaurant, and a bar are still available.

A good room with a hot water bath, the hitting system within the room, good eating, restaurant, and bar are all available in the middle category of guest homes. With the same facilities, high-end hotels provide greater service. The cost of high-category lodging has a significant impact on the entire cost of your expedition.

Accommodation in Annapurna base camp:

The entire Annapurna base camp location has nearly the same level of lodging. Three nights on altitude land near base camp, with more modest lodging and shared bath/toilet facilities.

The rest of the accommodations are equipped with tourist-standard rooms located within the toilet bath. Only one night of premium star rated lodging is offered at the end of this hike in Ghandruk.

Cost of EBC Trek VS ABC Trek:

Which trek is more trustworthy and cheap when comparing the costs of EBC and ABC treks? The cost of an Everest Base Camp journey is more than the expense of an Annapurna expedition. Everest base camp trek costs more than ABC because it includes a round-trip flight from Lukla, a permit, food, and lodging.

You can save money on your Annapurna base camp hike by using local transportation. Even hiring private transportation or flying does not come close to covering the cost of climbing Everest. Both hikes have similar costs for meals and drinks along the way.

Everest Vs Annapurna Altitude:

During Kalapather ascending, you will reach a maximum altitude of 5,545 meters, and at Everest base camp, you will reach a maximum altitude of 5,360 meters. When flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you will arrive at a height of 2,860 meters. The altitude then begins to rise every day until it reaches EBC. This is a fantastic high-altitude trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp journey begins at an altitude of 800-meters and gradually ascends to 4,200 meters at Annapurna Base Camp. You will gain less altitude each day than EBC, therefore there will be no need for an acclimatization day along the route.

Mountain you will see during Everest Base camp trek:

You will reach the heart of the mountains on both treks. From the second day of the EBC journey, you will be able to see mountains. Other ranges can be explored with two mountains exceeding 8,000 meters (Mount Everest, 8,848 meters, and Mount Lhotse, 8,516 meters). Various views of the mountains can be seen along the journey.

Almost every day on this trek, Amadablam (6,812 meters) becomes more gleaming and appealing. From Kalapathar and Gorakshep, Mt Pumori (7,161) appears to be higher and more closed. The best view is from Kalapather, which requires an early morning climb for sunrise or an evening trek for the best sunset.

Mountain View during Annapurna Base Camp:

The hike begins with a view of the peak on the first day. Ulleri provides the first vista of Annapurna south and Himchuli. The all-mountain range surrounding you on the second-day journey to Ghorepani.

This journey can take you to two summits over 8,000 meters: Annapurna I (8,091m) and Mount Dhaulagiri (8,167m). Mount Fishtail (6,993m) shines even brighter on this climb, with its best shape. The nicest mountain views in this walk may be seen at Poonhill (3,210m) and Annapurna base camp (4,200m).

Everest Vs Annapurna Best season:

Spring and autumn are the finest seasons for trekking to Everest Base Camp. The warmest months in this region are March, April, May, and September through November. The best view of the region is on sunny days with a blue sky. Even so, the months of June and December are still suitable for an Everest base camp hike. During the rainy season, the Himalayan range is mostly shrouded in fog.

The best time to trek to Annapurna base camp is during the spring and autumn months. This journey is still better ideal in the winter months of December, January, and February, despite the fact that rainy months of June to August are challenging because to sleeping paths, landslides, and leeches.

Local Peoples and Cultures:

The Everest region, as well as Annapurna base camp, are culturally rich. Sherpa homage and traditional traditions can be explored almost entirely throughout your trip to EBC. Sherpa people pay honor to the Everest region. Tibetans and Sherpas have a lot in common. Their habits and language are Tibetan-influenced. The majority of people follow the Buddhist religion. During the major celebration, you may witness the traditional rites.

The Annapurna base camp is populated by a diverse group of people. They are also Nepalese indigenous peoples. Gurung people make up a large portion of the population in this area. One of the most important Gurkha tribes. In the evenings, local people perform traditional dances with folk songs in the main villages, which is a memorable experience on this Trek.

Annapurna vs Everest Base Camp Trek Safety:

The treks to Everest base camp and Annapurna base camp are both safe. Because of the high altitude, it is necessary to trek with someone to keep an eye on you. Trekkers must have high-quality trekking equipment.

It’s also a good idea to hire a porter to carry your belongings and a guide to lead these safer hikes. Do not set out on your journey alone.

Group Joining Trek:

In both treks, a group trek is not required. It is considerably easier to customize your itinerary if you bring your own guide and porter. It is simple to alter your plan according to your preferences and circumstances. Joining a small group tour instead of trekking alone will save you money on your trip.

Alpha Adventure treks also offers a small group Everest Base Camp trek. A group trek of up to ten persons is more pleasant. When it comes to offering quality services, groups of more than ten people are not encouraged. A small group hike to Annapurna base camp is another excellent option. The benefit is that you may communicate with folks from different nations and share diverse experiences.

Communication facilities in EBC and ABC Trek:

Up to Everest base camp and Kalapathar, internet and phone signals are available. The signal is a little tough one day at Lobuche and another day at Pheriche. To use the phone and access the internet, it is preferable to purchase a Nepali sim. Only up to Namche in Ebc hiking is local telephone and internet connectivity readily available.

Similarly, for a better communication experience on ABC journey, bring your own local SIM card. There is a scarcity of local telephone and internet cyber services. The telephone signal may not reach Deurali after a two-day trip.

Everest vs Annapurna Base Camp Trek FAQs:

Which is harder Everest Base Camp or Annapurna?

The Everest Base Camp trek is more challenging than the Annapurna Circuit trek since it is a much longer route overall.

Which is better Annapurna or Everest?

Annapurna is a somewhat less difficult circuit if you’re doubtful of your mountaineering abilities. The average altitude is substantially lower, and there are less hard climbs. You can also choose from a number of pathways, some of which do not surpass 2000 meters in altitude, rather than being funneled into the Khumbu Valley on Everest.

Why do people like Annapurna more than Everest?

When compared to Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp is far more affordable for budget-conscious trekkers. The reasons are threefold: the location, the cost of transportation, and the time it takes to get there. Getting to the ABC trailhead is substantially less expensive in terms of transportation because it is accessible via roadway.

Is Annapurna base camp hard?

The journey to Annapurna Base Camp is not regarded difficult because it is highly adventurous and the main components of the trip are to walk slowly and carefully. As a result, this journey is classified as moderate.

How much does it cost to climb Annapurna?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trip is not the most expensive trek in Nepal due to its typical time and difficulty. Prices range from 700 USD to 1000 USD (600 EUR to 900 EUR).

How much does it cost to Climb Everest?

Nowadays, commercial operators charge a wide range of rates for climbing Mount Everest, but a guided trip with bottled oxygen on the south side will cost roughly US$45,000, and on the north side would cost around $35,000. However, this is a broad average.

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Mera Peak Vs Island Peak Climbing

Last Updated on January 25, 2022 by Alpha Adventure Treks

Nepal is home to eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, as well as hundreds of climbing peaks. Along with them, Nepal has officially opened 415 mountains for mountaineering expeditions (including hiking and climbing peaks). The Nepal Mountaineering Association has classified thirty-three of them as hiking peaks. Mera Peak and Island Peak are two of the most climbed summits in the area, and climbers’ favorites.

Mera and Island Peaks are two of Nepal’s most famous trekking destinations. However, the debate over Mera Peak vs. Island Peak is a hot topic among climbers (especially novices) who are eager to embark on mountain trips. For beginners, deciding between Mera and Island Peak can be difficult. We’ve written a blog detailing the similarities and differences between these two peaks to address any potential concerns or dilemmas.

Climbing Mera Peak vs. Island Peak: Climbing Highlights

Mera Peak Climbing:

  • View: Panoramic views of Mount Everest (8,848m-1st), Kangchenjunga (8,586m-3rd), Lhotse (8,516m-4th), Makalu (8,485m-5th), and Cho Oyu (8,201m6-6th), as well as several other peaks in the Khumbu region.
  • Follow: with the right direction of our professional Sherpa guides, this is a basic ascent that requires no special climbing maneuvers.
  • Flying to and from Lukla is an amazing experience.
  • Explore rhododendron, magnolia, birch, and pine forests, as well as rare Himalayan species, Sherpa culture, customs, and traditional rituals.
  • Ramble: Through monasteries, chortens, gompas, mane walls, prayer wheels, and airy prayer flags, as well as other holy Buddhist temples.

Island Peak Climbing:

  • View: The gigantic peaks of Nuptse (7,879m), Lhotse (8,501m), Lhotse Middle Peak (8,410m), and Lhotse Shar (8,383m) form a semi-circle to the north from Island Peak summit, with Makalu (8,475m) in the east, Baruntse, and Ama Dablam in the south. Even though Everest is only 10 kilometers away, the view will be obstructed by Mt. Lhotse’s massive wall rising over the peak.
  • Follow this route to cross Kongma La, a high mountain pass, then traverse the Lhotse glacier.
  • A picturesque alpine flight to and from the Lukla airfield is an unforgettable experience.
  • Explore: Sherpa ethnic settlements, some of the Himalaya’s rarest wildlife, and lush Himalayan green woods with rhododendron, magnolia, birch, and pine.
  • Ramble: Through the Khumbu valley’s holy religious sites, including as Tengboche Monastery, Khumbu Monastery, and numerous chortens, lanes, and prayer wheels.

Resemblance between Mera and Island Peak

Mera peak is located in Nepal’s Mahalangur Himalayan series’ Barun subsection, whereas Island peak is located in Nepal’s Everest region. Both mountains are nearly the same height; the island stands at 6189 meters, while the Mera stands at 6461 meters. Furthermore, the two summits are quite close to one another.

These mountains are trekking peaks, although the island peak requires technical climbing abilities, whereas the mera peak does not. Despite their similarities, the island peak and the mera peak both offer a distinct trip to its visitors.

Mera Peak vs. Island Peak Climbing: Best Season

Climbing Mera Peak is best done in the spring and autumn seasons. These are times when there are long stretches of consistent weather. Whatever time you choose for the ascension, the severe temperature remains cool and manageable. You should be aware that the environment at higher elevations can be dangerous. The entire climate could deteriorate, and the temperature could become bitterly cold. For the summit push, you must wait for quiet and suitable weather conditions.

Island Peak is accessible throughout the year, except during the monsoon season (mid-June-end of August). Spring (March to early June) and autumn (September to November) are the best times to climb Island Peak since the weather is more consistent and the temperatures are more acceptable. The skies are clear, and there are no obstructions to the vistas. Climbers like February because it has fewer chances of precipitation and snowfall than any other month.

Climbing Mera Peak vs. Island Peak: Trekking/Climbing Duration

Mera Mountain Climbing, rated as a Peu Difficult (PD), is Nepal’s most northerly trekking peak, reaching 6461m above sea level and taking 18+ days to finish. Nonetheless, for a successful climb below 6500m, a brief acclimatization period is required. The Mera Peak ascent is sufficient for acclimatization, and you will be preparing for the summit climb as soon as you arrive at Base Camp.

Island Peak is classified as Peu Difficult + (PD+), as it rises to a height of 6165 meters above sea level and takes roughly 15 days to finish, with no compelling reason to spend additional days acclimating to the altitude. Island Peak Base Camp is accessible through Chukung Valley, which is completely separate from the Everest Base Camp Trek route. The climbing phase begins in the Chhukung valley and takes over two nights/three days to complete.

Mera Peak vs. Island Peak Climbing: Required Permits

The trekking peaks of Mera and Island are both located in eastern Nepal. Climbing permits are required for both trekking peaks. Basically, you’ll need a Local Area Permit as well as climbing permits for Mera and Island Peak. The cost of these permits varies depending on the season. They are easily available in Kathmandu. These permissions must be presented to authorities upon request at the checkpoints in the area.

Climbing Mera Peak vs. Island Peak: A Comparison of Safety, Security, and Success

Both Mera Peak and Island Peak climbing success rates are heavily determined by proper preparation, weather conditions, mental determination, physical fitness, gear and equipment selection, and climbing aptitudes. Mera Peak is taller than Island Peak in terms of elevation. Island Peak, on the other hand, is more technical than Mera Peak. As a result, climbing them both demands nearly the same amount of stamina, energy, and effort.

Despite the fact that it is easier to climb, you must first complete some basic training and preparations. Mountain training sessions prior to the real summit effort are the greatest way to ensure success. For both peaks, this preparation will be far more fruitful. The higher your ability to handle climbing gear and equipment, the higher your success rate and the safer you will be.

Physical Fitness and Previous Experience: Mera Peak vs. Island Peak Climbing

Both peak climbing does not necessitate any exceptional technical skills. To attempt them, however, you’ll need some basic training. Mera Peak is not as steep as Island Peak, and the climb to the top is much easier. If you are an experienced hiker, you should be able to climb Mera Peak without problem.

Because the trail is quite inclined, which makes climbing all the more challenging, you’ll need a little more technical skill than you’ll need for Mera Peak. You’ll need some technical abilities in addition to previous hiking expertise.


Mera and Island Peak both offer a typical Nepalese Himalayan experience. The trek is incredible, with breathtaking sights and unforgettable experiences. Either one is feasible. Island Peak, on the other hand, is tricky and messy, necessitating technical climbing skills. It also necessitates advanced mountain climbing experience due to the increased difficulty. Mera Peak, on the other hand, is neither sloppy nor technical. You don’t even need any particular or technical training. It can be done with just a little basic instruction. As a result, Mera is superior to Island.

Mera Peak Vs Island Peak Climbing FAQs:

Is Mera Peak harder than Island Peak?

Mera Peak is the highest point in the area. The trek to Mera Peak is more difficult than the trek to Island Peak since there is more elevation gain up and down the trail. The lodges and facilities are less luxurious than those found in the Everest region.

How hard is Mera Peak?

Climbing Mera Peak is not particularly complex and does not include a steep technical climb, but the high altitude, which reaches 6461 meters at the top, makes it a difficult climb. The ascent to Mera mountain, unlike other trekking peaks in Nepal, is rather easy.

Is Island Peak hard to climb?

At an extreme altitude, Island Peak is a challenging climb. The most difficult point of the climb is at the base of the headwall. The ascent is quite difficult, and the air is at its thinnest. The ascending route, however, is safe due to fixed lines.

How much does it cost to climb Island Peak?

The cost of Island Peak Climbing with Makalu Adventure for an 18-20-day program is about US$2400 per person. Climbing Island Peak is a difficult climb that requires you to go with a government-licensed trekking company.

How much does it cost to climb Mera Peak?

The cost to climb Mera Peak is about US$2100 per person for 12-15 days of trek.

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