Langsisa Ri Peak Expedition provides a marvelous trekking through Langtang region along with an adventurous experience of climbing.
Langshisha Ri Peak, situated at 6,412m, is one of the most popular climbing peaks in the Langtang region. This peak is open for expedition by Nepal Mountaineering Association. It is categorized under group 'A' of the NMA peaks. It is technically a challenging peak and is recommended to climb only to those who have proper knowledge on full climbing equipment such as rope, ice-axe, tent, etc. It takes you to the langtang river with traditional Tamang culture and the border of Tibet with a view of fields enclosed by stone walls as well as herds of yaks.
THINGS TO OBSERVE
Climbing Langsisa Ri offers you with the breath-taking himalayan views including the Langtang Lirung (7246m), Ganesh Himal (7604m), Dorje Lakpa (6988m), Shishapangma (8035m), Naya kanga (5875m), Yala peak (5535m) and many other snow-capped mountains. The route also offers beautiful landscape, Tamang culture, forests, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, grassy down and meadows strewn with daisies and wild animals. On this trip you get a chance to explore the majestic charm of Langtang valley. Not only climbing but the adventure trek which takes you to the peak through Langtang valley and Kyanjing Gompa, lets you enjoy the cultural, natural and spiritual riches of the region. Once you reach Kyanjing Gompa, you can also explore the Buddhist monastery and also hike to Tserko Ri standing (5,000) above sea level. Despite the technical challenges during the climbing process, the peak brings wonderful and memorable moments to cherish and make this adventure a dream-come-true adventure.
Your trip starts from Kathmandu and sightseeing of this place. Then you proceed towards Syabru Besi through a drive from Kathmandu. Next part is all about your trekking destination beginning from SyabruBesi to Lama hotel to Langtang village via Ghore Tabela to Kyangjin to Langsis Kharka to Lagsisa Base Camp. After you reach your first camp, you head towards your high camp from where you ascend the summit and descend back to Kyangjin Gompa and return to Kathmandu following the same route.
In terms of weather and visibility, March, April and May in spring and September, October and November in autumn season is perfect for any climbing trip in the Nepalese Himalaya. However, it doesn’t mean people don’t climb peaks in winter or summer. It is all about much preparation before starting the journey as winter and summer have unstable kinds of weather.
The total required days to complete this trip ranges in between 16 to 20 days. Along with climbing, you will be in a perfect area for trekking and exploring all the untouched nature of the region. Sometimes because of unavoidable circumstances like rock fall, heavy icefall etc. may cause more than 20 days to complete this trip.
The trip cost varies depending on the group size, duration of days and services required. However, the cost per person may range in between US $2,000 to US $ 4,000. This cost includes all the main charges from permit fees to the flight tickets. Also, if you want to manage something on your own then the cost can be reduced.
To summit this peak you need to have a high level of physical fitness and moderate level of technical climbing.
Experienced- Climbers should have successfully completed a minimum of 3 Day Mount Rainier or Mount Baker Climb (or have similar experience).
Mental Ability- Climbers must be mentally prepared to deal with strenuous situations at high altitudes. The requirements are also based on your desire to have similarly skilled team members.
Travel Documents: PP size photos, valid passport, insurance paper, family members contact address etc.
Mountaineering equipments- Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Jummer, Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer etc.
Clothing and Wears- Snow google, Wool cap, Thermal Underwear, Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest,Neck Gaiter, Gloves etc.
Gadgets- Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight etc.
Other equipment: Sleeping bags, Bag packs, Sun stuff, Medical, Eating and Drinking stuffs, Toiletries, Fleece hats and so on.
PERMIT AND REGULATIONS
For climbing Langshisha Ri Peak, you need to have following permits;
TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)- NRS 1000 (USD 9) per person if they have come in a group and NRS 2000 (USD 18) per person if they have come individually.
Langshisha Ri Peak Climbing Permit- USD 250 during spring, USD 125 during autumn and USD 70 during winter/summer.
Permit should be taken from Nepal Mountaineering Association since height above 5800m and below 6584m peaks permit are given by them. This permit will be taken by your trekking company and will charge a specific amount of money. Without a valid permit you are not allowed to climb Langshisha Ri Peak. Also, one needs to pay fees for Liaison Officer, his/her insurance, food allowance, Insurance of whole Nepali staff including porters in order to obtain permit and Garbage Deposit at ministry.
In Nepal, climbing Langshisha Ri Peak imposed certain kind of age, health restrictions and they are;
Age- Minimum 18 and no restriction has been set in upper age till now
Health- Should have a strong body, risk taking mindset and health should be free from any kind of sudden attack diseases.
NOTE: Till now in Nepal, permits to climb mountains in Nepal are issued by Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) to 33 peaks and rest of others permits are issued by the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation.