Day 01-02: ​Kathmandu by bus to Syabrubesi(1,503masl) to Sherpagaun(2,563masl)

6 Days Winter Self-Guided Solo Hike in Lantang Valley (3,830masl) and Kyanjin Ri (4,773masl)
January 30 to February 04, 2016

Lantang Valley and Gosainkunda Lake Introduction

There is an ordinary bus from Kathmandu (Machapuchare, an intersection near Gongabu Bus Park) to Syaphrubesi which departs daily at 0620H for 320 NPR at 7.5 hours travel, 0700H for 465 NPR at 6 hours travel and 0800H for 700 NPR at 6 hours travel time. I just walked myself from Thamel to this bus terminal for about less than 3km distance, taking a taxi is around 300 NPR. Just like what I did on my first day of travel in Everest Base Camp trek, I pre-booked my bus ticket which can only be done one day in advance for a window seat reservation in case I feel motion sickness which I felt again as expected. Upon my trek start in Syabrubesi, eventhough I already knew that Lantang National Park is badly damaged by 2015 earthquake, I was surprised that the original trail passing to Bamboo Village (1,900masl) is not passable. Thus, I have to detour to Khangjim (2,280masl) which is more time-consuming and energy-draining because of steep ascent and more than 700m altitude gain. Then, at the Sherpagaun, another surprise struck me. Locals told me that all villages after Sherpagaun until Lantang is closed or abandoned due to massive damage cause by 2015 earthquake. Thus, my plan to further trek has been changed in an instant. 

REMINDER: Please take note that my trekking hours is of below average, I'm always lagging for around an hour to the next destination. Also, check-out bill in the morning day after includes lodging for 1 room, dinner and breakfast.

DAY 1: KATHMANDU (1,400masl) TO SYABRUBESI (1,503masl)
time date event remarks NPR USD
0600H 30-Jan ETD Hostel bound to Machapuchare
0630H SAT ETA Machapuri breakfast 240 2.3
0700H ETD Kathmandu motion sickness again
1200H ETA Dunche park permit checkpoint
1430H ETA Syabrubesi (1,503masl) White Palace Hostel
TREKKING HOURS: 0 daily budget: ₹240 $2.3
DAY 2: SYABRUBESI (1,503masl) TO SHERPAGAUN (2,563masl)
time date event remarks NPR USD
0745H 31-Jan ETD Hostel check-out w/ lunch, dinner, bfast 1,150 11.0
SUN poorly marked trails detour to Khangjim due to landslide
1200H ETA Khangjim (2,280masl) lunch 500 4.8
1300H ETD Khangjim rocky to mild ascent
1530H ETA Sherpagaun (2,563masl) Super View Guest Hostel
TREKKING HOURS: 6.75 daily budget: ₹1,650 $15.7

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 01: Kathmandu by ordinary bus to Syabrubesi (1,503masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 01: Kathmandu by ordinary bus to Syabrubesi (1,503masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 01: Kathmandu by ordinary bus to Syabrubesi (1,503masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

Lantang Valley Solo Trek Day 02: Syabrubesi (1,503masl) to Sherpagaun (2,563masl)

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