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Crossing Thorong La - Annapurna Circuit

Crossing over Thorong La Pass is both the highlight and the biggest challenge of completing the Annapurna Circuit. Trekking the Annapurna Circuit has changed a lot over the last twenty years as roads have replaced trails along a significant portion of the traditional trek. The stretch of the trek from Manang to Mulktinath over the pass is the last stretch of the circuit that remains completely roadless.


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7 Great Reasons to Choose the Langtang Trek

The Langtang trek is a relatively short trek (from 6 to 9 days) that combines fantastic mountain views and excellent tea house accommodation.  What’s more is that Syabrubesi (1400m) the jumping off point for the trek is just a six hour drive from Kathmandu.  Compared to the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna this trek receives just a handful of visitors.


Categories: Himalayas, Langtang, Nepal

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4 Great Day Hikes in the Upper Langtang Valley

If you are thinking of the Langtang Trek make sure that you save at least a few days for some of the great day hikes in the upper part of the valley or better yet arrange for some camping equipment and arrange an extra night beyond all the tea houses. Here is a look at four of the best options for day hikes from Kyanjin Gompa.


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Kyanjin Ri– The Highpoint of the Langtang Trek

Kyanjin Ri (4773m / 15655 ft), like Kala Patthar on the Everest Base Camp Trek, is the highest point most trekkers reach on the Langtang Trek.  Kyanjin Ri is a small hill by Himalayan standards that sits just to the north east of Kyanjin Gumba (3830m).  Its well worth the 3 to 5 hours it will take to get to the summit to see the fantastic views of the upper Langtang Valley and surrounding peaks and glaciers. Here is a quick summary of how to reach the top and what you will see.


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4 Great Day Hikes from Namche Bazaar

Almost everyone headed to Everest Base Camp spends at least a day acclimatizing in Namche Bazaar the largest village in the entire Khumbu Region. We typically organize our Everest Base Camp Trek so that you can take a rest/acclimatization day in Namche and our guests usually hike up to the Everest View Hotel for a great panorama of the Himalayas which includes Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse. While this is a great excursion, it’s good to know what the options are. If you’re trekking with us to Base Camp and one of these sounds more appealing than the Everest View Hotel hike, just  let us know and we can arrange it for you. Here’s a look at what we think are the four best day hikes from Namche:


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