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In Search of Red Panda in Nepal

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What to Expect

Day 1: Kathmandu to Sermathang, Helambu (2600m)

Stop At: Helambu trekking, Helambu, Nepal
We start early morning this day. We will pack our breakfast from the hotel and head towards the hidden Shangri-la “Helambu”. The drive will take us along the beautiful picturesque hills, villages and typical Nepali flat! So prepare accordingly. Usually it’s about 6-7 hours of jeep drive from Kathmandu to Sermathang but during monsoon, the roads up to Sermathang become inaccessible, so we must gear up for some trekking too of about 3-4 hours! Any how we reach there before sunset. The cooling fresh wind of Sermathang will boost your energy and mood and make you forget the tiring drive.
Duration: 24 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at the well facilitated Snowfall Mountain Resort;

Day 2: Sermathang Village Walk and Rest

Stop At: Yangrima Boarding Shool, Kiwool, Nepal
After breakfast, we go on a village walk around Sermathang and Tahongsa (meaning the place of Tiger). Both villages are rich in culture, architecture, nature and serenity. We will be back for lunch and in the afternoon; we will visit the Yangrima Boarding School. Sitting on the top of one of the hills around, this school will amaze you with its potential and innocent smiles of the students here. We will then visit Takpakharka which is about 30 mins walk from the school to enjoy the heavenly sunset. Dinner and overnight at Snowfall Mountain resort;
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Snowfall Mountain resort;

Day 3: Trek to Ama Yangri (3700m)

Stop At: Langtang Valley, 123 Ba, Langtang National Park 44600 Nepal
Early morning before dawn, we start our trek towards Ama Yangri. Ama Yangri is a hilltop where a stupa dedicated to Goddess Ama Yangri sits. We will have breakfast and lunch on the way. It’s about 5 hours of trek from Sermathang. This mystical hill top will take your breath away with its heavenly views and mythical folk lore. This place is spiritually very important and holy for the locals and it lies inside Langtang National Park. This place is also very famous for occasional sightings of the rare Red Pandas.

The jungles and natural richness will accompany you all the way to Ama Yangri. The Himalayan Langoors are common in these jungles. We come down from Ama Yangri and stay overnight at the Base camp area for the night in tented camps;

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: We come down from Ama Yangri and stay overnight at the Base camp area in tented camps;

Day 4: Ama Yangri

Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park Nepal
On this day, we explore surrounding areas of Ama Yangri hill for any signs of the rare Red Panda. If we are lucky enough we can catch a glimpse of this exquisite being. There is a Monastery around the hill where some monks reside and practice. We will visit this monastery and observe their day to day lifestyle.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight will be spent in tented camp at the base camp area of Ama Yangri;

Day 5: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2500m)

Stop At: Tarkeyghyang, Helambu, Nepal
After breakfast, we will start our trek again towards the traditional and beautiful village of Tarkeyghyang. 2-3 hours of downhill trek from the Ama Yangri Base camp will take us to Tarkeyghyang along rich green pine forests. A lot of Rhododendron can be seen during spring in this area. We will have our lunch at Tarkeghyang and explore the area for the rest of the day.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Tarkeyghyang;

Day 6: Tarkeyghyang to Kathmandu

Pass By: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
After warm breakfast, we trek down further for about 1-2 hours, and then we will hop on a Jeep and drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will be of about 4-6 hours.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up everyone after arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
6 days
  • 6x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 5 nights
  • Private transportation
  • Deluxe rooms on twin/double sharing with breakfast on full board in Snowfall Mountain Resort
  • Tented camping accommodation in Ama Yangri and Tarkeyghyang with all meals
  • Full camping equipment, tents, cook, helper and porters on 2:1 ratio
  • All applicable government tax
  • National Park entrance fee(s), Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fee(s)
  • All expenses for all staff –meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation
  • Photos of the trip (if requested)
  • Certificate of appreciation (if requested)
  • Sim card service (Without Balance)
  • Souvenirs from Nepal
  • Entry/Admission - Helambu trekking
  • Entry/Admission - Yangrima Boarding Shool
  • Entry/Admission - Langtang Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Tarkeyghyang
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guide(s) and driver(s)
  • Entrance fee(s) during sightseeing (on extra request)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Sermathang because of early arrival, late departure
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • International flights; Nepalese visa fee;
  • Personal expenses: drinking water, snacks, bar, phone charge, shower in camping and etc
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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