Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
Morimoto Peak Climbing - 18 days

Morimoto Peak Climbing is one of our favourite climb and we’d be delighted to help you explore this impressive region in Nepal.

Morimoto Peak lies in the Langtang Valley near south of the Tibetan border and north from Kathmandu. The Langtang valley lies between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south, an important region for trade and a focal point for cultural exchange. Following the route through the impressive rhododendron forests, almost tropical climate to the harsher environment at higher altitude offering a wide range of landscapes and sceneries. We will also get the chance to observe wild boar, deer, several types of monkeys and even some of the larger predators as bears and leopards. As soon as we cross the forest, we will have an impressive view of Langtang Lirung mountain (7246m). The route then continues along with the Langtang mountain range with all the famous glaciers and beautiful snow-covered peaks.

Morimoto Peak Climbing is a newly built climbing destination. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for this climb. The combine (Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Helambu) treks offer great diversity in both nature and culture. Our 18 days Morimoto Peak Climbing starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Lingling and start our trek to Briddim village. The trekking up to Kyanjin Gompa is inhabited by Tamang people. We will observe the distinct lifestyle of the original inhabitants in Langtang village. Continuing our trek to Langshisa Kharka to Morimoto high Camp, the Upper Langtang valley offers us wonderful views of the moraine of Langtang Ri, Tilman Col, Langshisa Ri. Hike in the Langtang Valley and climbing to the Morimoto Peak provides an unforgettable moment. During the trek, we will explore the culture and tradition of Tibetan communities living in the Langtang Valley. The landscapes are extremely varied. We will pass through rice- terraces, massive rhododendron, pine forest and in the highest parts, a rock and shrub wilderness with the charming backdrop of snow-capped peaks.

We always try to keep our guests happy and satisfied, therefore we manage well-behaving friendly human resources, with the best cook, serving tasty foods to our valuable guests. We are waiting for you to join us for such an exciting and unforgettable trip.

Highlights

√  Explore picturesque Tibetan villages and experience Tibetan culture
√  Enjoy the spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorjee Lhakpa, Ganesh Himal
√  Enjoy the quick succession of distinctive landscapes and climates
√  Impressive rhododendron forests, pine forest, paddy terrace fields

Trip Facts

Trip Duration: 18 days
Max altitude: 1350m - 6150m
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Teahouse & Campinng
Season: Mar to May & Sep to Nov
Activities: Trekking, Camping & Mountaineering
Starting / Ending: Kathmandu
Transport : Private & Sharing Vehicle
Permits: Langtang Valley Permit, Ramdung Peak Climbing Permits and TIMS Card
Equipment: Trekking gear

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. )

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Timepass is so quickly, enjoying the views of marvelous Himalayan ranges along with the world's highest peak Mount Everest while being on this flight. The flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have to visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our company representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Company representative welcomes you by offering the holy Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. It takes around 30min to reach at Thamel from TIA via means of transportation. The scenes of Pashupatinath(sacred Hindu temple), city, full of various vehicles, peoples make our journey more enjoyable and amazing, then we reach the hotel and take rest. Thamel is full of restaurants, shopping centers, and good accommodation. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Free day at Kathmandu

We recommend you to take an extra day in Kathmandu on the second day of the trip. Due to several hours of flight travel, physical mentally could be exhaust. Therefore it is an ideal idea to stop a day in Kathmandu before starting your Himalayas trip and prepare for the trip. During the free day at Ktm, you can simply stay relax or to make your the day memorable you can do sightseeing tour on world's UNESCO Heritage sites or you can do 1hr Everest Mountain Flight tour or 3h30min Everest Helicopter tour or 1h30min Langtang Helicopter tour, rock climbing, etc.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive to Lingling (1735m/5692ft. ) and hike to Briddhim (2235m/7316ft. ), 7hr drive+2hr walk

The initial section follows the Prithivi Highway that leads to Trishuli Bazaar.From here your journey begins with the ascent of on narrow road. We admire the views of Ganesh Himal and the Langtang ranges. Gradually with several ups, downs and passes, the drive brings us to Lingling, a traditional village. After an couple of hours of walk we reach Briddhim.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Acclimatization

Today we will explore village of Briddhim and visit ancient monastery. Briddhim is a scenic village with the good homestay facility and good mountains views. This is a small and beautiful Tamang village offers Himalayan culture experience in the form of Home-Stay. We will visit an ancient old monastery. Briddhim valley is good for its natural beauty, traditional cultures, Buddhist way of living. We will observe the rich architecture of Tamang people and their villages. We will have the great view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan mountains and other peaks.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Trek to Sherpagaon (2563m), 5-6hr walk

Our trek to Sherpagaon offers the superb views between Kyanjin and Sherpagaon. Across the Trisuli river the trail climbs to lopsided chorten and isolated farmhouse. We will pass through the rodhodendron forest and continue relentless climb. Enroute we will observe the view of Ganesh Himal, continuing the walk around the hillside. There are narrow slightly exposed area leads to mani walls and viewpoint of Sherpagaon. Descending on to steel bridge we will reach Sherpagaon.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 06: Trek to Ghoretabela (3005m), 5-6hr walk

The trail heads out of Sherpagaon around the hillside climbing steadily up. The trek continues to climb through enchantinmg the forest with views of langtang lirung. Few minutes from Rimche we will reach Lama Hotel, with a large selection of lodging. Passing Gumnachowk, Chunama there is little resoite from the height-gaining route as path beats a way to Ghoretabela also called Ghodatabela and even Kyurpunesa.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Trek to Mundu (3600m), 5-6hr walk

Today our trail departs through vegetated upland meadows where yaks and goats munch. The views are enticing and Buddhist communities of the valley become evident. Mani walls and chortens grace the pathways. Crossing the suspension bridge to Chyamki, the trail heads up to the settlement of Gumba village. After shortly ahead of bridge we reach Langtang valley. After the valley the trail climbs to mani walls and descend to small ravine and climbs to Mundu where the views of Gangchenpo are spectacular.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 08: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3830m), 2hr walk

After the breakfast in the hotel at Mundu, we will start our trek to Kyanjin gompa. Kyanjin Gumpa is beautiful mountain valley offers close up Himalayas view, hiking in Kyangin ri, Langsisa Kharka, Peak climbing, Paragliding etc. From Nesapali, the climb continues with a mountain Urking Kanggari to the South and reaches white chorten. We will cross the river and head towards the ridge of moraine. From the crest we will view the monastery of Kyanjin. After revealing the last ridge we will reach Kyanjin Gompa, the largest gompa in the langtang valley. We will explore the Kyanjin gompa and Cheese factory(the traditional method to make cheese).
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 09: Acclimatization and hike to Kyanjin Ri(4330m), 4-5hr walk

Today we will explore around natural beauties of Kyanjin Gompa and hike to Kyanjin Ri. It is the substantial hill behind Kyanjin. There are two routes, taking the route directly above the kyanjin village to the precarious rock bedecked by prayer flags. The route continues along the high ridge. Often the top of Kyanjin peak is snowclad. The views of langtang Lirung bare special and troughs leading from Naya kang towards gangchenpo attracts eye. The Ganga La pass is much obvious from here.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 10: Trek to Langshisa Kharka(4110m), 5-6hr walk

The trail for Langsisha heads above the Kyanjin crossing bridgeless stream and a long descent to Langtang Khola. Overhanging rock at one point as the path for Jatang. Ahead the views are dominated by Gangchenpo, further up the peak of Langshisa appears. Higher up a hill near Numthang Kharka, offers the best view up the valley, huge moraines and glaciers. The hill on the right, topped by flags makes a good vantage point. After almost hour of walk we will reach Langshisa Kharka.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 11 to 13: Climbing period Summit Morimoto Peak

Day 11: Trek to Morimoto Base Camp (4600m/15091ft. )
Day 12: Trek to High Camp (5200m/17060ft. )
Day 13: Summit Morimoto Peak (6150m/20177ft. )
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at tent

Day 14: Trek back to Langshisa Kharka(4160m/13648ft. ), 7hr walk

After the summit, we will head down to Langshisa Kharka where our accomodations are arranged.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 15: Trek back to Lama Hotel(2480m/8136ft. ), 7hr walk

We begin our trek to Lama Hotel passing through forests and beautiful Tamang villages and chance to observe the beautiful views of the Himalayas.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 16: Trek back to Syabrubesi(1503m/4931ft. ), 4-5hr walk

The trail from Lama Hotel descends straight away from the lodge. The river below Bamboo cuts energetic way down the deep to Pairo. The trail keeps close to the river with ups and downs before crossing to the north bank and way to Syabrubesi.
[Included meals: breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at teahouse

Day 17: Scenic drive to Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft. )

After having our breakfast in the hotel at Syabrubesi we will drive back to Kathmandu by bus. The drive with the beautiful view of villages, hills, and mountains, dwindling rivers can be seen on the way takes 7hr to reach KTM. After reaching there our representative will transfer you to the hotel. You can spend the rest of the by relaxing or shopping for gifts and souvenirs.
[Included meals: Dinner in Ktm]
Overnight at hotel

Day 18: Departure

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
[Included meals: Breakfast]

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in Ktm as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed, ministry of tourism & Nepal Mountaineering Association trained trekking guide & Sherpa Climbing Guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurances

+ All necessary porters for the trip, cooks, helpers, sherpa etc with meals, accommodation, salary and insurances

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner/Teas/coffees) during the trek

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

+ Morimoto Peak Climbing Permit for all members and & Garbage Deposit

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide and climbing rope, snow bars

+ Group climbing equipment, stoves, fuels, supplementary climbing oxygen, mask, regulator, Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

Personal gears:

- Crampons
- Harness
- Ice Axe
- 2 x Tape slings
- 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners
- Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
- Prussic Loops
- Helmet

 

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Gratuity for Guide & Porter

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc.

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt.

Equipment

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.

1 rucksack or day pack: The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.

Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat

2. Sunglasses

3. Warm hat

4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor

5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor

6. An emergency light

Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves

Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts

2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best

3. Underwear

4. 2 shorts

5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm

Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket

2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)

3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)

4. Waterproof pants

5. Baggy pants

6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)

7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket

Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)

2. Spare laces

3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.

4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks

5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp

Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle

Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.

Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack

2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack

3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius

Personal Medical Kit:

1. Bandage for sprains

2. Plasters/Band-aids

3. Iodine or water filters

4. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters

5. Antiseptic ointment for cuts

6. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

7. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller

8. Oral rehydration salts

9. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)

10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)

11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)

12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)

13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars

2. Reading book

3. Trail Map/Guide book

4. Journal & Pens

5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble

Toiletries:

1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel

2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

4. Deodorant

5. Nail clippers

6. Face and body moisturize

7. Feminine hygiene products

8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

+Hotel upgrade in Ktm: [65 USD for 4* hotel, 95 USD for 5* hotel per night]

If you feel like a little luxury before and after your trek, you can upgrade your hotel in Kathmandu to 4*/ 5* category


Nepal Visas

You need a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15-day visa and £35 for a 30-day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. For further information, visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit a copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to an unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to a health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In many cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be covered in these cases.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

Duration
18 days
Season
Mar-May & Sept-Nov
Region
Langtang Region
Grade
Medium
Altitude
6150m
Walking
6-7hr
Accommodation
Tea-house & Camping