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Langtang Cultural Trek

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Trip Facts

Duration: 08 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / Camping 

Max Altitude: 3870 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation 

Grade: Moderate

Langtang Himal is a region on the north part of the Kathmandu valley which lies just south of the Tibetan border. Langtang valley Trek is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal such as Langtang Lirung (7245m), Langtang Kerung, Chumse Danda ridge (5122m), Dorje Lakpa (6989m), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. The region became famous after British mountaineer, Bill Tilman, described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The trail from the Langtang valley to Gosaikund is full of diversity and attracts many tourists. The whole valley is covered with flowers during the summer. This high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are very similar to Tibetan culture.

 

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours.

Day 02: Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about five and a half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours.

Day 05: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area.

Day 06: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1460 m.) it takes about six hours.

Day 08: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus, which takes about nine hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours.

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about five and a half hours.

The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is a gradual ascent up to Bamboo passing through a landslide. Afterwards, you trek gently down to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. The end your trail is level to Lama Hotel and while en-route you can see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours.

As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery, which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Day 04: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours.

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding you in all directions such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak, Tserko ri, Langsisa ri and many others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area.

You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.), directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about six hours.

From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1460 m.) it takes about six hours.

This day you trek along a flat leveled path until you reach Sherpa Gaon (2500 m.) passing through terraces and green hills. This part is really pleasant and picturesque. Sherpa Gaon is a Sherpa village with amazing traditions and Buddhist culture. There are houses made of stone, wood and zinc and a few modern houses. The next part of your trek is full of ups and downs until Bhanjyang village. At this point you will be amazed by the views of Ganesh Himal in panorama, Kerung peak of Tibet and many others. Finally, your trek goes steeply down to Wangal before becoming a gradually descending path to the Kerung river. After crossing the suspension bridge over the river, it merely takes 15 minutes to reach your destination, Syabru Besi. There is a new settlement as people from far away villages have migrated here. You find a small market and few guest houses.

Day 08: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus, which takes about nine hours.

You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive to Trishuli Bazaar is along a gravel and bumpy road which then becomes a well- paved road to Kathmandu.

The Trip includes the following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea houses) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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Clients Reviews

Enjoyed the trip to Nepal

(5/5)

Hello from Japanese girl who really enjoyed the trip to Nepal. ………Although it was a short trip, we all had such a wonderful time up there. I've been writing a long ( actually very very long) report of our trip to Nepal to show our parents and friends. This is so much fun to do because while I'm writing this, I remember every word we said and every action we made. Then we can share our memories again and again and keep it for ever. ……


We do appreciate for your great help and kindness. You managed our trip perfect and nobody can ask you more. I am thinking about going back to Nepal already, and it's gong to be very soon…….

Thank you again
Sincerely yours,
Yoko Hosokawa
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Wounderful trek in Nepal.

(5/5)

Thank you all for the organization!! Thanks to the guides who were really nice, joyfull, friendly and encouraging during the hard moments.

See you soon!

Benoit, Thomas and Aude
France
10/08/2009

Nepal Trekking

(5/5)

Dear Sir,
I feel compelled to write a short note on two accounts: Firstly we would like to say thank you for the professional manner in which you organized our trek. In the midst of so many companies demanding for our attention with financial concerns seemingly paramount, it was refreshing to walk into your office and receive sound, friendly advice without the hard sell !

Secondly we wish to convey our thanks to our excellent guide. Having initially been in two minds as to whether a guide would be necessary for our relatively short walk, with retrospect we are extremely glad that you convinced us. My guide was of a great patience, honesty and integrity when I became sick on the second day his kindness and genuine concerns definitely inspired me to keep going. He went out of his way to ensure that we were comfortable, warm and well fed at all times and his knowledge of the route was second to none?.Mr. Dahal ?many thanks from both of us.

We hope to book with you again in the future and have already recommended you without hesitation to our friends.

JON MACHELL
Boswunney
Church lane,Lelant
Nist Ives, Cornwall
UK TR 26 3hy

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