Langtang Memorial Trip 2020

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Nepal experienced a deadly earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes on 25th April 2015. A normal weekend turned out to be one of the darkest days in the history of the country. The massive earthquake took lives of more than 9000 people and even more were left injured and homeless. There were several aftershocks that caused further damage. The historical and cultural city of Kathmandu was turned into ruins. Many of the heritages were completely if not partially damaged. The houses were collapsed burying people and domesticated animals. The damage that was made by the earthquake was not only physical but it affected mentally as well. People especially the children and the elders got much traumatized even months after the earthquake.

The effects of the earthquake were felt throughout the country. There were massive avalanches in the mountains. One of the areas which were severely affected by the earthquake was the Langtang Region. Langtang a beautiful trekking destination under the foothills of Langtang and Ganesh Himal faced indescribable horror. The earthquake caused enormous landslide and avalanche which covered the entire village taking the lives of the locals as well as many foreigners. The once beautiful valley was transformed into rubble and ruins of the houses and guest houses. Even today more than 250 people are reported missing.

In order to commemorate the loss of the lives in the Langtang region, Expedition Himalaya organized a special memorial trip in 2016 exactly one year past the earthquake where the relatives of the ones who lost the family member came to pay their respect.

Expedition Himalaya is all set to organize a Memorial trip to the Langtang Valley  in the year 2020 named as “Langtang Memorial Trek 2020” to commemorate five years of the massive earthquake.

Price Range for participating in the Memorial Trip

  • USD 1500 per person
  • USD 1275 per person for 2016 Langtang Memorial Trip participants
  • USD 1350 per person for all who registers before 31st Dec 2019
Day DateActivities
Day 01 20 AprilArrive Kathmandu
Day 02 21 AprilRest / Preparation
Day 03 22 AprilDrive Syabrubesi (1470 m) 8 hrs
Day 04 23 AprilTrek to Lama Hotel (2480 m) 6 hrs
Day 05 24 AprilTrek Langtang (3430 m ) 6-7 hrs
Day 06 25 AprilA Buddhist religious ceremony to pray all named and unnamed souls
Day 07 26 AprilTerk Kyanjin Gompa (3870 m) 4-5 hrs
Day 08 27 AprilTrek Lama Hotel (2480 m) 6-7 hrs
Day 09 28 AprilTrek Syabrubesi (1470 m) 4-5hrs
Day 10 29 AprilDrive to Kathmandu
Day 11 30 AprilRest Day at Kathmandu
Day 12 01 MayDepart from Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival & departure transfer from and to the airport & hotels
  • 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation in a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu (twin share)
  • Tea house accommodation on full board (breakfasts, lunches & dinners) during the trek
  • Surface transportation on private vehicles to and from Syabrubesi
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Permit & other fees
  • Required number of porters
  • Transportation, accommodation, food, salary & insurance for guide, porters and other support staffs
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu & Nepal visa fee
  • Travel & medical insurance including insurance for emergency rescue & evacuation
  • Accommodation cost in Kathmandu if you prefer you upgrade your hotel
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, bottled water, bar bills, etc.
  • Trekking gear (also available on hire)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Any extra cost arising out of natural calamities or cancellation of the program
  • All other items not mentioned in the list of

Clothing and equipment for Expedition(7000m Above)

Better clothing and equipment helps a person to stay comfortable by creating a thin insulating layer of air next to the skin.

If you are new to mountaineering better clothing and equipment are required for safety. It protects the climber from overheating on hot days and prevents excessive sweating which might lead to severe dehydration.

Clothing Fabric features 

FabricBreathabilityWaterproofWind StopperStretchiness
Laminated Soft-shell GoodGoodFairGood
Double weave softshellExcellentPoorFairExcellent
Waterproof breathable laminated softshellFairGoodExcellentFair
Waterproof breathableFairExcellentExcellentPoor

Personal Equipment List

Head Gear

  • Hat preferably wool or fleece
  • Sun hat & buff scarf
  • Head torch(500 lumens)
  • Sunglasses (UV Protected)
  • Sun Block Cream (SPF 50)


  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks


  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One-piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight synthetic liner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet


  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries
  • Power bank 
  • Cable’s  

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork, and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lip screen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Earplugs

Travel Items                                                                

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

We suggest you buy lightweight equipment enough as per the itinerary for the below reasons.

  • It dries quick 
  • It is easy and quick to pack 
  • Feels comfortable during the trek
  • Saves energy 

Tourist Visa Information

All visitors except the Indian nationals must hold a passport and valid visa in order to enter Nepal. Visas can be obtained at the Nepalese diplomatic missions and consulates abroad and also at entry points in Nepal. In order to obtain a visa at the airport or any of the land entry points, you are required to complete a visa form and provide a recent passport photograph and payment in cash.

Visa Charges

Gratis visa for 30 days available only for tourists of SAARC countries

Multiple entries 15 days – US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 30 days – US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entries 90 days – US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency

Tourist Visa Extension

If you wish to extend your visa, you can do this at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu

  • Tourist visa extension is done for minimum 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days.
  • In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as late fine.

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Langtang Memorial Trip 2020
Price From USD 1,500 USD $ 1,350
Total $ 1,350 USD