Tibetan Frontier Langtang Add-On
Trek through alpine villages in the heart of the Himalayas and leave a positive wake of change.
In April 2015, the Langtang Valley was rocked by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, triggering a massive avalanche that destroyed half of a quiet Tibetan community and took 175 lives from the valley. As a responsible traveler, your presence in these communities will empower families to rebuild their homes, businesses and sense of community in the wake of such tragedy. Your journey begins with a three-day trek through a diverse landscape of pine forest, rainforest, rhododendron groves & alpine meadows until you reach the community of Langtang. Here you will immerse yourself in Tibetan culture and support earthquake recovery efforts through responsible tourism practices, before trekking further into the Tibetan Frontier to summit a Himalayan peak!
In 2015 an earthquake took away half of their village, 174 people from the Langtang community passed away, and people’s lives were turned upside down within minutes. Yet through all the adversity these individuals have been through, they greeted us with open arms and smiles on their face. Langtang accepted us all as family. We are family. We are one. We are all Human.Danielle Sapah-Gulian
Why Trek the Tibetan Frontier?
Aside from experiencing one of the best-kept secrets in the Himalayas…
Leave a wake of sustainable change
Prior to the earthquake, Langtang was becoming one of Nepal’s premier trekking destinations. As a responsible traveler, your tourism dollars will help to reignite the tourism industry and revitalize the local economy.
You won’t want to leave the squad
More than half of your fellow volunteers will join the Tibetan Frontier trek after the Nepal program. Extend the adventure with your new GIVE family and conquer some of the tallest mountains in the world together!
Step on a path to something greater
When standing face to face with the Himalayas, something fundamentally changes within you. Discover the inner-strength to push further, climb higher, and reach places once considered unimaginable.
Tibetan Frontier Itinerary
Trip Length: 11 Additional Days Cost: $1695
Here’s a glimpse into all that awaits you in Nepal
Discover the Himalayas | Experience Tibetan culture | Summit a Himalayan peak | Contribute to earthquake recovery |
Travel from the ancient Hindu kingdom of Bhaktapur to the base of Himalayan giants, following the historical trading route that connects Nepal and Tibet. The path winds alongside the mighty Trishuli river as it carves through the Himalayan foothills. Spend the night in the trekking township of Syabrubesi, the gateway to the Langtang Valley.
Begin your multi-day trekking journey in to the Langtang Valley, hiking through a diverse landscape of pine forest, rainforest, rhododendron groves and alpine meadows. Pass through high-altitude villages that have carved out a unique way of life within this powerful landscape, on the way to our ultimate destination – the community of Langtang.
Cultural Immersion in Langtang: Wake up surrounded by towering Himalayan peaks and ancient Tibetan culture. We’ll spend the day engaging with the community in local crafts, archery, cooking lessons, and then you will spend the night in a traditional Tibetan homestay, living and learning alongside a local family!
Climb higher in to the Langtang valley towards the alpine community of Kyanjin Gumba. Soak up the village’s incredible scenery and fascinating culture, as you explore Buddhist stupas, sample local delicacies and learn traditional crafts from local artisans. Wake up at dawn the following morning for a summit push to the Himalayan peaks of either Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tsergo Ri (4984m), and behold the surrounding snow-capped mountains, glaciers and alpine lakes!
Say farewell to your new family in Langtang and begin the two-day trek back to Syabrubesi. Embrace your final moments amongst the Himalayas and keep your eyes peeled for red pandas, langur monkeys and other wildlife along the way!
Return to Kathmandu to reflect on your journey and celebrate one final night with your GIVE family.
Trip End: All good things must come to an end. Make the most of your last few hours before heading home to share your experiences with friends and family.
**THIS IS A SAMPLE ITINERARY WHICH IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
- All accommodations within Nepal, which have access to basic amenities and security
- All group transportation within Nepal
- All meals throughout your trip (country specific exceptions)
- All of your epic adventure and cultural immersion activities
- Funding toward volunteer projects
- Drinking water 24/7
- Flights to/from Nepal, along with associated air taxes, ticket fees, and any country entry/exit taxes.
- Medical and Traveler’s Insurance
- Passport and visa (specific to host country)
- Vaccinations (specific to host country)
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Add-on: Nepal's Tibetan Frontier
11-Day Trek & Volunteer Trip!
- June 15 – June 27, 2020
- (Optional: SUNY Cortland REC 478:
- Nepal Expeditionary Learning Course)
- All in country transportation, including airfare from Kathmandu to Lukla
- All accommodation
- All meals
- All national park, camp, and porter fees
- Guide/porter salary and insurance
- Drinking water 24/7
What’s not included
- Minimum $100 tip for your guides and porters (aka the superheroes who lead the way, carry your gear, set up your meals and accommodation, etc!)
- Personal trekking gear & personal snacks
Gear Rental Available
- Details coming soon!