Dorje Lakpa Expedition
Dorje Lakpa Expedition
Mt Dorje Lakpa has earned its reputation for having high avalanche risks. Mount Dorje Lakpa is also acknowledged for its elegant pyramid-shaped figure. And it receives challenge seeking climbers attention. The first recorded ascent of Mount Dorje Lakpa made by a Japanese Expedition in the late 1960s. Aside from the testing and exciting background of Mt Dorje Lakpa Expedition. An open door for investigating the rich characteristic marvels of the less beaten area of Langtang valley. Furthermore, it gives a mind-boggling knowledge to energetic and submitted trekkers. Thus, Dorje Lakpa Expedition with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition is an open door for an enterprise looking for climbers. So that they can investigate the less beaten Langtang locale. Dorje Lakpa Expedition starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing at Kathmandu, we will take a long and scenic drive towards Dunche. From Dunche we start to trek on a trail that passes through a dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees towards Kyanjin Gompa. Likewise, Acclimatization is very crucial at higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness. We will also take a hike up to Tserko-Ri for acclimatization. And enjoy the stunning views of breathtaking valleys and mountains within Langtang valley. From there we also head towards Dorje Lakpa Base Camp. Once at the base camp, our sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp. And make necessary checks on health conditions and climbing gears. Furthermore, completely acclimatized and legitimately prepared. We will take the strides and direction of our accomplished climbing specialists and head towards the summit of Mt Dorje Lakpa. Once at the best, we are also compensated with superb perspectives of chains of mountains inside Langtang Himal ranges. Langtang Lirung (7,245m), Pemthang Karpo (6,830m), Gangchenpo (6,387m) in Tibet rises the gigantic mass of Shishapangma 8046m. Having achieved our target summit, we descend gradually to reach the base camp. From the base camp, we will retrace our steps on the same trail that heads back through Langtang village, Lama Hotel and back to Syafrubesi.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompanied by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATM's, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour.
A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,966m/6,448ft)
After breakfast, we will take a scenic drive over a zigzag hilly road with good views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Our drive passes along the market town of Trisuli and from there, our drive journey continues on a gravel road all the way to Dhunche. After around six to seven hours of long drive journey, we will arrive at Dhunche where there are extensive teahouses and services. There is a National Park Office and the checkpost centre where we must register.
Day 4: Trek from Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2,250m/7,380ft)
We start our trek from Dhunche on a broad motor road trail up to Thulo Bharkhu. Our trail climbs steeply through dense Oak and Pine forest to reach Barbal. From there, our trek is over an easy undulating trail through the temperate forest with occasional glimpses of Ganesh Himal and Langtang valley. We trek over to the top of a ridge and soon arrive at the Tamang village of Thulo Syabru.
Day 5: Trek from Thulo Sybru to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8101ft)
From Thulo Syabru our trek continues by following the trail that drops down to Langtang Khola and then turns east on the true left bank of the Langtang Khola. We continue our trek upstream with minor ups and downs towards Bamboo. We head for the crossing of a suspension bridge before crossing a couple of landslide areas and climb a switchback to reach Rimche. From Rimche our trail climbs a little before dropping down to Lama Hotel for our overnight stay.
Day 6: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,330m/10,922ft)
After breakfast, we leave Lama Hotel and follow the trail that goes through a dense forest filled with oaks, birch, hemlock and mountain bamboo. During our trek, we will have an opportunity to spot wild monkeys and several species of birds. Our trek continues as we follow the trail that climbs steeply to reach Ghoratabela. There is an army check post at Ghoratabela. After registration, our trek continues passing through the small settlements of Chyamki and Kangtangsa. From there we will make a short and final climb to reach Langtang village.
Day 7: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,693ft)
The trail onward from Langtang climbs through increasingly rugged country through the small yak-herding village of Mundu, Sindum and Yampha, eventually tracing the path of Langtang Khola to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). It is a short trek of about 3 hours with the views on mountains and snow covered peaks. In the afternoon, you can explore Yak Cheese Factory. The fantastic views of natural landscape and mountains are impressive.
Day 8: Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin Gompa
Today is the rest and exploration day of the trekking. We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is the highest point of this trek. Hike easy for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have options to make a side trip to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surrounding areas of North having many smaller isolated valleys. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin.
Day 9: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yak Kharka (4,600m/15088ft)
After spending a full day rest at Kyanjin Gompa, our trail descends steeply for about twenty minutes to cross a suspension bridge over Langtang river. After crossing the bridge we will follow the trail that ascends gradually into alpine vegetation. Our uphill trekking continues with juniper shrubs on both sides of the trail with great views of the glacier and Langtang Lirung. Soon, we will arrive at Yak Kharka where we will camp for our overnight stay.
Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Dorje Lakpa Base Camp (4,950m/16,236ft)
After having breakfast, we get our things together and then follow the trail that climbs steeply into higher altitudes. As we gain altitude we might get very tired, feel dizzy or get exhausted, so it’s better to rest every now and then which helps in restoring energy. After a few hours of tiring climb, we will arrive at a good campsite at 4,950 meters where we will set up our Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary preparations for further climbing of Mt Dorje Lakpa.
Day 11-30: Climbing Period for Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6,966m/22,848ft) and back to base camp
We will spend several days making climb preparations with adequate climbing training and proper acclimatization. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears, we will follow the guidance and instructions given by our experienced climbing experts and head towards the summit. We will tackle several technical sections and climb towards the summit of Mt Dorje Lakpa. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Langtang Himal Ranges including Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Karpo, Gangchenpo and Shishapangma that rises across the border of Tibet. We will spend some quality time at the summit before descending down following the same route and head back to base camp for our overnight camping.
Day 31: Trek back from Base camp to Yak Kharka
After successfully achieving the summit of Mt Dorje Lakpa with NGT team, we begin our return journey by retracing our steps and following the same trail that heads back to Yak Kharka. A rather easy downhill trekking will lead us back to Yak Kharka for our overnight camping.
Day 32: Trek from Yak Kharka to Langtang Village
From Yak Kharka we continue to retrace our steps by following the same route that descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Langtang river. After crossing the bridge our trail climbs for a while to reach Kyangjin Gompa. From Kyangjin Gompa, a rather easy and pleasant trek will lead us back to Langtang village for our overnight stay.
Day 33: Trek from Langtang to Lama Hotel
After having breakfast at Langtang village, we pack our gears and continue to retrace our steps on the main trail that heads back to Ghoratabela. From there, our trail is a rather easy downhill trekking through dense forest areas until we arrive at Lama Hotel for our overnight stay.
Day 34: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru besi (1,467m/4,811ft)
The last day of our trek heads from Lama Hotel, as we continue to retrace our steps on the main trail that descends all the way down to Syabrubesi. We will enjoy our trek today with rather easy downhill trekking that passes along several villages and terraced farmlands, through dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. When we arrive at Syabrubesi, we will spend our evening together with the crew members for celebrating the completion of Dorje Lakpa Expedition.
Day 35: Drive back to Kathmandu drive by tourist coach,
After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 36: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Leisure day at Kathmandu. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.
Day 37: Departure
Finally, it’s SEE OFF TIME. There is nothing to do but trade emails with your travel companions and organize your photos. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours earlier than your flight time with a hope to see you again. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
- Airport/Hotel transfer in Kathmandu,
- All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicle in Kathmandu,
- Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights pre and 2 nights post on B/B plan on sharing post,
- Full-day Kathmandu Heritage site sightseeing by private tourist vehicle,
- Professional English-speaking tour guide during sightseeing,
- City tour entrance fees of the heritage sites,
- Experienced and government-licensed high-altitude trekking and climbing guide during the trekking and climbing period,
- All trekking and mountaineering equipment like; Kitchen tents, store tents, dining tents, toilet tents, tables chairs, and cooking utensils for advanced Base Camp and high camp,
- Common climbing equipment (necessary fixed and main rope, ice bars, ice screws, snow bars, etc.)
- Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base camp,
- Food and accommodation during the trek in full board, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served at base camp,
- All food and fuel for Base Camp and higher camps during the expedition for both members and crews,
- Daily weather Report service from Seattle based,
- Expedition Royalty and climbing permit of Nepal Government to climb Dorje Lakpa Peak,
- Nepal government Royalty and fees,
- One experienced, trained, government-licensed, climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client,
- All wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurance for all involved staff in trekking and expedition,
- Group emergency equipment and medical supplies,
- Medical consultation services at the base camp,
- Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, Kitchen boys,
- Equipment allowance and wages for Government Liaison Officers,
- Solar equipment for light and also for charging various electric devices,
- 1 generator at base camp for computers and other electronic devices,
- Headset radios for communication in the mountain,
- Satellite Phones (for personal use on the participants’ charge),
- Internet at base camp (for personal use on the participants’ charge),
- Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required,
- Rope fixing costs,
- The heater will be provided at the base camp for heating the dining room,
- Emergency Oxygen, mask, and regulator will be provided, Travel and rescue arrangements,
- Ice fall usage Charge, 5 bottles of 3LTR Poisk Oxygen for members,
- Daily Dispatches on www.wppnepal.com,
- Welcome and Farewell dinner with beverages.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
- Personal trekking and climbing gear, Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast and farewell dinner),
- Alcohol and Beverages during the trek and climbing,
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.),
- Emergency Medical Evacuation & any medical costs,
- Any other item not listed in the 'Price Includes' section.
1.0 Travel Documents
- Valid passport
- Credit/Debit card
- Passport size photo (6 pieces)
- Insurance paper and contact address
- Family contact number
2.0 Upper Body Wear
- Expedition down jacket
- Basecamp down jacket
- Lightweight fleece top
- Wind shirt
- Gore-Tex jacket
- Waterproof shell jacket
- Base layers tops
- Trekking cloths
- Casual wear
3.0 Lower Body Wear
- Thermal bottom base layer (2-3 pcs)
- Fleece trousers (2-3 pcs)
- Gore-Tex pants (1 pcs)
- Mid-weight pants (1-2 pcs)
- Lightweight quick dry trekking pants (2-3 pcs)
- Gaiters for trekking boots
- Down pant Underwear (4-6 pcs)
- Sun cap
- Desert cap
- Banadana or Buff
- Fleece hat
- Neoprene face mask
- Neck gaiter
- Ski goggles
- Thin fleece gloves (2 pairs)
- Liner gloves (2 pairs)
- Wind stopper/screen tap gloves (2 pairs)
- Mountaineering gloves with removable liners
- Summit gloves-6000m
6.0 Footwear Socks (6 pairs)
- Lightweight shoes/sandals
- 6000m mountaineering boots
- Save gaiters
- Down bivvy boots
- Camp boots
- Foot-wearing system
7.0 Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
- Down sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
- Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
- Down Matteres (Inflatable)
- Sleeping bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
8.0 Climbing Equipment
- Power Bank
- Pee Bottle
- Altimeter watch
- Pocket Knife
- Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
- Satellite Phone with credit
- Headlight 500-700Lumens
- Spare Snow Goggles
- Tape Slings/240cm
- Unlock Carabiner (2pcs)
- Lock Carabiner (3pcs)
- Climbing Helmet
- Summit Down Suit – 6000m
- Jumar / Ascender
- Belay Devices / Figure of 8/ATC guide
- Ice Axe with Spike & Axe Protector Crampons (fit with boot)/ Packing cover
9.0 Bag packs
- Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
- Duffle Bag 120 L – 150 L (2pcs)
- Laundry / Garbage Bag (Large)
- Water Proof Stuff Sacks / Dry Bag –small/medium / Large (3-4)pcs)
10.0 Sun stuff
- Banana Boat/Nivea Sun Cream (up to -50SPF)
- Lip Guard - 30 to -50 (SPF)
- Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
- Glaciers Glasses (Uv Protection)
- Moisturizer / Lotion
11.0 Toiletries (Personal)
- Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
- Garbage Bag
12.0 Eating & Drinkings
- 1 ltr. Water Bottle
- 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
- Spoon / Fork (opt.)
- Bowl (opt.)
13.0 Medical / First Aid
- Brufen / Ibuprofens
- Handy Plaster
- Crack Bandage
- Tincture Iodine
- Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
- Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
- Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
- Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
- Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
- Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
- Menstrual Products
- Nail cutter
- Umbrella /Raincoat
- Hot water bag
- Tenacious Tape Repair Kits
- GPS Tracker (Recommended)
- Hand & Toe Warmer
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