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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Everest Base Camp Trek 2015 Post Earthquake

Last Update May 25,2015: We have been getting lots of questions about the upcoming trekking season and the condition of the trail and teahouses along the Everest Base Camp Trek after the earthquake. That good news is that all the treks scheduled for next season September to November 2015 are going. The region did experience damage from both earthquakes (the 7.8 on April 24th and the 7.3 on May 12th), but the trail is in good shape and most the teahouses will be operational for the upcoming season. I got a firsthand look at the region after the first earthquake and several of our clients were trekking at the time of the second quake. This report is based on my observations, that of our guides living in the Khumbu and those of several clients who were on the trek after the second quake.

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HimalayanWonders Relief Efforts Update

Thanks to everyone for their contributions and donations towards our relief work in Nepal. Together we have been able to collect over $10,000 and in the process help over 200 families including those of our trekking guides who had their homes destroyed. Here is a brief overview of how we have been putting the funds to work over the past few weeks and what the plans are going forward. The first thing we wanted to do was help as many people as we could as fast as possible. We delivered sacks of rice to over 200 families in the small village of Tripureshwor (See the full blog post). Several of our guides live in this village and assisted us immensely in getting permission to do this and working with the local leaders to determine who was actually in the most need of assistance (the complete list of people receiving rice). The second thing we wanted to do was to help some of our trekking guides and staff at the Hotel Pilgrims whom we are quite close with. Every individual who received assistance from us had their homes either entirely or almost completely destroyed. The quickest and most effective way to […]

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