AnneMarie and Andrew

Annemarie and Andrew – Trekking Asia

Langtang Trek: Costs

Note 1: We hired a porter for this trek. The going rate for a porter is $15 per day.
Note 2: Porters/guides require an almost compulsory 15-20% tip.
Note 3: All prices are in Nepalese Rupees.
Note 4: At the time of writing 100 NPR = $1.01 = £0.61 (which I round to $1 & £0.60).
Note 5: You can pay the real price for the bus ticket by buying it yourself from the bus station at Maccha Pokhari (in Kathmandu), most hotels will charge between 500-700 per ticket for the local bus.
Note 6: I have put breakfast as part of the daily cost for each previous day. This is because the evening meal and breakfast is paid the following morning to the lodge marked from the day before.
Note 7: On the second day we bought boiling water for our hydration sacks. Towards the end we topped up a hydration sack with a bottle of water. At all other times we used the lodge water supply (for free) and chlorine tablets for purification.
Note 8: Due to not feeling well we both skipped an evening meal once and both skipped a breakfast once, bringing down costs to an artificial low.
Note 9: Until the final days we bought no chocolate or fizzy drinks. No alcohol for the entire trek.
Note 10: Take off the cost of the porter and the Jeep (or get a better deal) and large savings can easily be made.
Note 11: We did this trek in mid March and all guest houses asked us to name our price for the room. Others told us they paid nothing for their room, we could probably have had free rooms if we’d asked.
Note 12: If you don’t eat in the lodge where you are sleeping at least 1,000 NPR will be added to the price of the room. Guaranteed!

Summary of daily costs
Day 1: 3,470 NPR
Day 2: 2,550 NPR
Day 3: 3,580 NPR
Day 4: 200 NPR
Day 5: 450 NPR
Day 6: 8,200 + 2000 NPR
Day 7: 2,680 NPR
Day 8: 3,240 NPR
Day 9: 880 NPR

Accommodation + food: 27,250 NPR/$275/£165
Porter + tip: 17,000 NPR/$172/£103
Jeep: 7000 NPR/$71/£42

Total: 51,250 NPR/$518/£311
Average / 9 days:$57.50/£34.50 per day

Day 1: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi

Taxi to bus station: 340 NPR
Bus tickets for 3 people: 1500 NPR

Accommodation: Buddha Guest House
Double room: 500 NPR

  • 24/7 hot shower
  • Power sockets in room
  • WiFi
  • Lavazza Coffee
  • Clean
  • Good beds
  • Carpet
  • Slow food service
  • Front desk not always available

Evening meal
Small pot of ginger tea: 180 NPR
Dal Bhat x2 : 600 NPR

Breakfast
Hot Lemon: 60 NPR
Americano: 140 NPR
Porridge w/ honey: 150 NPR
Pancake w/honey: 100 NPR

Daily Cost: 3470 NPR

Day 2: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel

Walking Time: 5 hours + 1 hour lunch
Distance: 7.5 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,000m

Snack
Ginger Tea x2: 120 NPR

Lunch
Ginger Tea x2: 160 NPR
Veg Fried Rice: 270 NPR
Fried Potato + veg: 300 NPR

Accommodation: Lama Guest House
Double room: 200 NPR

  • Reasonable beds
  • Large room
  • Squat toilet near bedrooms
  • Large gaps in wall
  • Shower in out house

Evening meal
Medium Pot Ginger Tea: 600 NPR
Veg Curry: 400 NPR
Dal Bhat: 450 NPR
2L Boiling Water: 200 NPR

Breakfast
Ginger Tea x2: 160 NPR
Oat Porridge: 260 NPR
Potato Omelette: 280 NPR

Daily Cost: 2,550 NPR

Day 3: Lama Hotel – Langtang

Walking Time: 5 hours + 1.5 hours food & drink stops
Distance: 7.1 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,000m

Snack
Ginger Tea x2: 160 NPR
Cheese: 300 NPR

Lunch
Ginger Tea: 90 NPR
Lemon Tea: 80 NPR
Veg Momo: 450 NPR
Fried Potato + veg: 400 NPR

Other prices: Coke 300 NPR, soup 300-450 NPR, apple pie 300 NPR, beer 600 NPR

Accommodation: Peaceful Guest House
Double Room: 200 NPR
Battery Charge: 100 NPR
Attached bathroom
Comfortable bed
Carpet
Washbasin emptied into floor
Manual flush
No shower, hot bucket provided
Gaps in walls

Evening
Medium pot ginger tea: 500 NPR
Tingmo + veg curry: 280 NPR
Spaghetti (tomato + veg): 340 NPR

Breakfast
Ginger Tea x2: 160 NPR
Oat Porridge: 520 NPR

Daily Cost: 3,580 NPR

Day 4: Langtang – Kyanjin Gumpa

Waking Time: 2.5 hours + 0.5 hours tea break
Distance: ~7 miles
Elevation Gain: 500m

Snack
Ginger Tea x2: 200 NPR

Accommodation: Yala Guest House
Double room: 200 NPR
Small bedroom
Draft through windows
Door to dining room didn’t close properly
No shower
No washbasin

Day 5: Kyanjin Gumpa

We stayed at the Yala Guest House for two nights and ate 3 lunches, 2 evening meals and 2 breakfasts there. I’ll list all the food then the final price, I didn’t make a note of each price.

Lunch Day 4
Ginger Tea x2
Veg Momo
Fried Potato

Evening Day 4
Medium Pot Ginger Tea
Dal Bhat
Veg Soup

Breakfast Day 5
Ginger Tea x2
Oat Porridge x2

Lunch Day 5
Bread + Jam x2 (basic sandwich for carrying)

Evening Day 5
Medium Pot Ginger Tea
Sherpa Stew
Dal Bhat

Breakfast Day 6
Lemon Tea x2
Oat Porridge w/ honey x2

Lunch Day 6
Ginger Tea
Lemon Tea
Veg Momo
Apple Pancake

Total Cost of Yala: 8,200 NPR

Snacks
Cheese 450 NPR

Day 6: Kyanjin Gumpa – Langtang

Walking Time: 1.5 hours + 0.5 hours coffee stop

Snacks
Espresso: 200 NPR
Americano: 150 NPR
Twix x2: 300 NPR

Accommodation: Red Panda Guesthouse
Double Room: 200 NPR
Attached Bathroom
Shower in bathroom
Carpet
No gaps in wall
Clean
Double bed
Very friendly owner
Fast service
We both felt ill here, possibly the food

Evening
Medium Pot Ginger Tea: 560 NPR
Sherpa Stew: 300 NPR
Veg Pasta: 290 NPR

Daily Cost: 2,000 NPR

Day 7: Langtang

I felt ill this day and spent most of the day in bed. I skipped breakfast and evening meal, reducing costs to an artificial low.

Breakfast
Hot Lemon: 100 NPR
Apple Pancake: 350 NPR

Lunch
Hot Lemon x2: 200 NPR
Finger Chips: 450 NPR
Chapatti + Jam: 300 NPR

Evening
Hot Lemon x2: 200 NPR
Veg Soup: 280 NPR

Breakfast
Hot Lemon x2: 200 NPR
Oat Porridge w/ honey: 600 NPR

Daily Cost: 2,680 NPR

Day 8: Langtang – Lama Hotel

Walking time: 4 hours

Accommodation: Friendly Guest House
Double Room: 200 NPR
Carpet in room
New mattresses
Gaps in walls
Hot shower

Lunch
Mint Tea: 80 NPR
500ml Coca Cola: 250 NPR
Finger Chips x2: 560 NPR

Evening
Hot Lemon x2: 160 NPR
Potato Momo: 300 NPR
Finger Chips: 280 NPR
500ml Coca Cola: 250 NPR
1L bottle of water x2: 400 NPR

Breakfast
Hot Lemon x2: 160 NPR
Oat Porridge w/ honey: 560 NPR

Daily Cost: 3,240 NPR

Day 9: Lama Hotel – Syabrubesi

Walking Time: 4.5 hours

Snacks
Mars Bar x2: 300 NPR

Lunch
1L bottle of water: 70 NPR
Finger Chips: 230 NPR
Apple Pie: 280 NPR

After lunch in Syabrubesi we paid 7000 NPR for a Jeep to take us back to Kathmandu.

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