6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

Winter Central Himalayas Self-Guided Solo Ascent to sightsee Nepal's famous trekking route
January 30 to February 04, 2016

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." - Sir Edmund Hillary, first climber to reach Mt. Everest's summit

​To summarize Nepal's famous 3 trekking routes (Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit and Lantang Valley) based on my self-guided solo winter hike adventure in comparison to each other; LANTANG VALLEY (3,830masl) and KYANJIN PEAK (4,773masl) trekking route is the under-rated trail but the most unspoiled trail ideal for mountain meditation trekking, those who are looking for "off-the-beaten path". At least 6 trekking days and has the most stunning 360degree view on the peak. Lantang National Park (LNP) was established to conserve the unique flora and fauna of the region. It has an area of 1,710 sq km and extends in the southern mountainous terrain in the Nepal - Tibet border. There are three main trekking  routes; (1) Lantang Valley, (2) Helambu and (3) Gosainkunda Lake.

Please take note that I have previous hiking experience in Mt. Pulag, Philippines (2,922masl)Mt. Fuji, Japan (3,776masl)Mt. Kinabalu, Malaysia (4,095masl)Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (5,895masl) and the recent success of my two Himalayas Ascent, 18 Days Winter Solo Hike from Jiri to Mt. Everest Base Camp last November 2015 and 16 Days Winter Solo Hike in Annapurna Circuit (5,416masl) and Base Camp last January 2016. Also, I have some local minor climbs in the Philippines before I took those international treks listed above. Despite of this records, I am below average hiker because I'm always the last one arrived on every designated village.

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

This another race against time, Himalayas backpacking researched in somehow detailed manner has a compressed itinerary designed as follows; 


6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

PERMITS REQUIRED IN TREKKING LANTANG VALLEY AND KYANJIN RI:

(1) Trekker's Information and Management System (TIMS) - general requirement for all Trekkers  as approved by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). Mandatory to be inspected in Dunche Tourist Checkpoint for trek entry/exit. I did my application in NTB Office in Kathmandu same with my EBC Trek. Requirements are 2 passport photos, filled-up application form and 2,000 NPR.
(2) Lantang Conservation Area Permit - requirement to check in Dunche Tourist CheckpointI did my application in NTB Office in Kathmandu same with my EBC Trek. Requirements are passport photocopy and 3,400 NPR.

THE BEST MONTHS TO VISIT LANTANG VALLEY AND KYANJIN RI:

Peak Season is from February to May (fairly stable, dry) and September to November (occasional rains).

Off-Peak Season is from November to January (winter, dry season) and June to August (rainy season).

ADVANTAGES OF TREKKING LANTANG VALLEY DURING WINTER SEASON:


1. less crowd, trail is widely open for both Trekkers, locals and animals.
2. accommodation is available anywhere and some items are at low prices.
3. no photobomb and waiting time for summit mandatory photo-ops.
4. clear sky from morning until early afternoon, zero rainfall and snowfall.

DISADVANTAGE OF TREKKING LANTANG VALLEY DURING WINTER SEASON:

1. temperature reach down to -10'C plus windchill especially on the summit, and at night.
2. bed, blanket, jacket is moisten due to extreme coldness especially in very high altitudes.
3. drinking water will become ice at an overnight duration only even during trekking to Kyanjing Peak.
4. prone easily to sickness

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

6 Days Winter Solo Hike in Lantang Valley and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)

Anyways, I divided this wonderful journey into different set of posts to be more specific on its content;

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