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Dorje Lakpa Expedition

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Duration35 Days

Departure Date04/05/2020


Several technical peaks offer different excitements and employment, among them Dorje lakpa is one in Nepal Himalayan achievement which is situated at mass of Jugal Himal lies to the east of langtang valley and south of Shishapangma (Tibet). The normal route for this peak is mentioned here below. Using own good touchiness in icefall and crevasse we proceed to fix the ropes in needed places which help us to reach the destination, basically two camps should hold one at the height of 5400m where we stay and at an altitude of 6100m, it doesn’t exceed 40 and can be observed from the base camp, so far the weather is concerned during the climb we should establish a safety camp between the summit and the camp 2. After conquering the summit we destroy the camps and return back the same way and back to Kathmandu

Dorje Lhakpa is a mountain in the Langtang Himal area in Nepal. Visible also from Kathmandu valley it has an elegant pyramid-shaped figure and is an ideal target for photographers and mountaineers. Considered by many of intermediate difficulty with easiest route from the west ridge. The first attempt and successful climb recorded is by a Japanese expedition in the late 1960s by the west ridge.

Another attempt was made by a 7-members-team Italian expedition ADC89 during fall of 1989, again from the west ridge and approach from south. The climb was stopped after Camp 1 at approx 6100m due to instable snow and avalanche danger on the ridge. In the following years (1991?) a German expedition successfully climbed the mountain again by the west ridge. In 1992, Carlos Buhler made a solo climb of Dorje Lhakpa. Buhler did not intend initially to climb solo. The climb became a solo of the West Ridge after Carlos' partner, Jon Aylward, became ill at base camp. The climb is described in Carlos' 1992 American Alpine Journal article 'Alone on Dorje Lhakpa'.

Mount Dorje Lakpa Expedition Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 02: Preparation for Expedition, Hotel
  • Day 03: Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism, Hotel
  • Day 04: Drive to Syabrubesi, Lodge
  • Day 05: Trek to Lama Hotel, Lodge
  • Day 06: Trek to Langtang Village, Lodge
  • Day 07: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa, Lodge
  • Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka, Camping
  • Day 09: Trek to Lakpa Dorje Base Camp, Camping
  • Day 10-28: Climbing Period of Mount Lakpa Dorje, Camping
  • Day 29: Trek to Yak Kharka, Camping
  • Day 30: Trek to Langtang Village, Lodge
  • Day 31: Trek to Lama Hotel, Lodge
  • Day 32: Trek to Syabru Bensi, Lodge
  • Day 33: Drive to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 34: Free rest day in Kathmandu, Hotel
  • Day 35: Mt. Dorje Lakpa Expedition ends /Final Departure


Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
30 min Drive Hotel/Resort

Our representative Everest Expeditions Nepal will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit NGT’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by

Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner

Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu

Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu
Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Dorje Lakpa Expedition.
Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche [1966m/6448ft]
6-7 hrs Drive Tea House Lodge

After breakfast, we will take a scenic drive over a zigzag hilly road with good views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. Our drive passes along the market town of Trisuli and from there, our drive journey continues on a gravel road all the way to Dhunche. After around six to seven hours of long drive journey, we will arrive at Dhunche where there are extensive teahouses and services. There is a National Park Office and the checkpost centre where we must register.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Thulo Syabru [2250m/7380ft]
4-5 hrs Trek Lodge

We start our trek from Dhunche on a broad motor road trail up to Thulo Bharkhu. Our trail climbs steeply through dense Oak and Pine forest to reach Barbal. From there, our trek is over an easy undulating trail through the temperate forest with occasional glimpses of Ganesh Himal and Langtang valley. We trek over to the top of a ridge and soon arrive at the Tamang village of Thulo Syabru.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft]
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge

From Thulo Syabru our trek continues by following the trail that drops down to Langtang Khola and then turns east on the true left bank of the Langtang Khola. We continue our trek upstream with minor ups and downs towards Bamboo. We head for the crossing of a suspension bridge before crossing a couple of landslide areas and climb a switchback to reach Rimche. From Rimche our trail climbs a little before dropping down to Lama Hotel for our overnight stay.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3330m/10922ft]
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge

After breakfast, we leave Lama Hotel and follow the trail that goes through a dense forest filled with oaks, birch, hemlock and mountain bamboo. During our trek, we will have an opportunity to spot wild monkeys and several species of birds. Our trek continues as we follow the trail that climbs steeply to reach Ghoratabela. There is an army check post at Ghoratabela. After registration, our trek continues passing through the small settlements of Chyamki and Kangtangsa. From there we will make a short and final climb to reach Langtang village.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa [3870m/12693ft]
3-4 hrs Trek Lodge

Today is a rather short day of trekking. From Langtang village, our trailheads for an easy climb through two Bhotia hamlets – Mundu and Sindum with great views of Langtang Lirung, Ganchenpo and Langshisa Ri. Our trek continues on a trail that climbs steeply up through the terminal moraine of Lirung Glacier. From the top, we will make an easy downhill descent to reach the Gompa and many teahouses of Kyangjin Gompa for the overnight stay.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08: Rest/Acclimatization day at Kyangjin Gompa. Hike to Tsergo-Ri [4985m/16350ft] & back to Kyangjin Gompa.

Proper acclimatization is very important in higher altitudes to avoid mental and physical sickness. Therefore, today we will take a rest day at Kyangjin Gompa for acclimatization and exploration. For acclimatization, we can make an adventurous hike up to Tsergo-Ri at 4,985 meters from where we can get magnificent views of Langtang Lirung and the surrounding high peaks. After spending some quality time at Tsergo-Ri, we retrace our steps back to Kyangjin Gompa.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yak Kharka [4600m/15088ft]
5-6 hrs Trek Tented Camp

After spending a full day rest at Kyanjin Gompa, our trail descends steeply for about twenty minutes to cross a suspension bridge over Langtang river. After crossing the bridge we will follow the trail that ascends gradually into alpine vegetation. Our uphill trekking continues with juniper shrubs on both sides of the trail with great views of the glacier and Langtang Lirung. Soon, we will arrive at Yak Kharka where we will camp for our overnight stay.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Lakpa Dorje Base Camp [4950m/16236ft]
4-5 hrs Trek Tented Camp

After having breakfast, we get our things together and then follow the trail that climbs steeply into higher altitudes. As we gain altitude we might get very tired, feel dizzy or get exhausted, so it’s better to rest every now and then which helps in restoring energy. After a few hours of tiring climb, we will arrive at a good campsite at 4,950 meters where we will set up our Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camps and make necessary preparations for further climbing of Mt Dorje Lakpa.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11-30: Climbing Dorje Lakpa [6966m/22848ft] and back to Base Camp
20 days Tented Camp

We will spend several days making climb preparations with adequate climbing training and proper acclimatization. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears, we will follow the guidance and instructions given by our experienced climbing experts and head towards the summit. We will tackle several technical sections and climb towards the summit of Mt Dorje Lakpa. Once at the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Langtang Himal Ranges including Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Karpo, Gangchenpo and Shishapangma that rises across the border of Tibet. We will spend some quality time at the summit before descending down following the same route and head back to base camp for our overnight camping.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 31: Trek from Base Camp to Yak Kharka
5-6 hrs Trek Tented Camp

After successfully achieving the summit of Mt Dorje Lakpa with NGT team, we begin our return journey by retracing our steps and following the same trail that heads back to Yak Kharka. A rather easy downhill trekking will lead us back to Yak Kharka for our overnight camping.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 32: Trek from Yak Kharka to Langtang village
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge

From Yak Kharka we continue to retrace our steps by following the same route that descends down to cross a suspension bridge over Langtang river. After crossing the bridge our trail climbs for a while to reach Kyangjin Gompa. From Kyangjin Gompa, a rather easy and pleasant trek will lead us back to Langtang village for our overnight stay.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 33: Trek from Langtang village to Lama Hotel
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge

After having breakfast at Langtang village, we pack our gears and continue to retrace our steps on the main trail that heads back to Ghoratabela. From there, our trail is a rather easy downhill trekking through dense forest areas until we arrive at Lama Hotel for our overnight stay.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 34: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi [1467m/4811ft]
6-7 hrs Trek Lodge

The last day of our trek heads from Lama Hotel, as we continue to retrace our steps on the main trail that descends all the way down to Syabrubesi. We will enjoy our trek today with rather easy downhill trekking that passes along several villages and terraced farmlands, through dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. When we arrive at Syabrubesi, we will spend our evening together with the crew members for celebrating the completion of Dorje Lakpa Expedition.

Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 35: Drive from Syabrubesi back to Kathmandu
7-8 hrs Drive Hotel/Resort

Today we will take a drive from Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu. After a long drive journey, we will arrive at Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. So you can either have rest or take a walk around the busy shopping streets of Thamel. In the evening we will celebrate the successful completion of Dorje Lakpa Expedition and have a final meal together.

Meals: (Breakfast & Lunch + Farewell Dinner)

Day 36: Transfer to International Airport for departure
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast



All airport/hotel/airport transfers
5 nights hotel (3 star) in Kathmandu, bb plan
Dorje Lakpa expedition permit, Langtang National Park fee and necessary permit fee.
35 kg weight per climber is allowed for expedition
Necessary porters or mules for carrying equipment & loads
Twin sharing accommodation in available lodge/teahouse while trekking
3 times meals per day, teas & coffees in trekking & base camp days
Common climbing equipment like necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws etc
1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
Government liaisons officer
Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (Use and pay)
Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by client travel insurance)
All transportation as per itinerary
Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
Satellite phone on pay call basis (1 min : $3)
Welcome Dinner at typical Nepali Restaurant
Our service charge


International flight ticket, taxes and visas (visa charge USD 40 and 4 passport photographs for the visa).
Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara (allow US$ 15 - US$ 20 per day. )
Personal trekking & climbing equipment
Excess baggage transport
All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications - equipment (if brought)
Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
All not mentioned in cost include part

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