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Langtang Trek with Kathmandu

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Trip Facts

Duration: 14 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / Camping

Max Altitude: 3870 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Moderate

As soon as you depart from the Kathmandu valley, the Langtang classic trek gives you the first real introduction to some of Nepal's highest peaks. This trek will also introduce you to diversified natural beauty perhaps found nowhere else on earth. This trek will remain etched in your memories for a long, long time to come.

The Langtang Himal is located to the north, outside of the Kathmandu valley. This gracious, beautiful and lush green valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8027m in Tibet. The course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikunda is full of original and diverse natural beauty which has literally attracted thousands of adventure enthusiasts from every corner of the universe. The Langtang valley is also known as the ''treasure house'' of Alpine plants. The whole valley is divinely covered with an array of beautiful flowers during the summer, a spectacle that should never be missed. This high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious customs, language and dress are similar to that of the Tibetans. 

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi takes about nine hours.

Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six hours.

Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) takes about three hours.

Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa which allows for some excursions in and around the area.

Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about six hours.

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2130m.) takes about six and half hours.

Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m) takes about five hours.

Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (2030 m.) takes about four hours.

Day 12: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu takes about eight hours.

Day 13: Recreation & shopping day.

Day 14: Transfer to the Airport for final departure.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport.

Arrive in Kathmandu International Airport. Transfer to the hotel and stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley.

City sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley. (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur & Patan). Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi takes about nine hours.

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road on the bank of the 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. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Stay over night at lodge in Syabru Besi.

Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five and half hours.

The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo passing through landslides. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. Towards the end of the day, your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En-route, you can see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay over night at lodge in Lama Hotel.

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela 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 here, 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. Stay overnight at lodge in Langtang village.

Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) 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. Here, there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. 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 over night at lodge in Kyangjin.

Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa which allows for some excursions in and around the area.

This is a day to rest and explore. 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 view of the Langtang peaks. Stay over night at lodge.

Day 08: 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 over night at lodge in Lama Hotel.

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2130m.) takes about six and half hours.

You continue retracing your steps some of the way to Thulo Syabru, but then branch left ascending a steep path through forests to suddenly emerge with a view of Syabru and its extensive area of millet terraces. An undulating path brings you to this fascinating village where each house is set above its neighbor, in a long line up the very crest of the ridge. It's a great place to wander about, catching glimpses of Tamang life, admiring the beautifully carved wooden windows or simply relaxing in the sun. Stay over night at lodge in Thulo Syabru.

Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330m) takes about five hours.

From Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir and rhododendron to the top of a ridge. From here it is only a short descent to Sing Gompa. There is a Buddhist monastery and a small cheese factory here. Stay over night at lodge in Sing Gompa.

Day 11: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (2030 m.) takes about four hours.

You trek downhill all the way to Ghatte Khola (stream) passing forests, a small village Dimsa and terraces. Now you trek over a leveled path along Ghatte Khola (stream) till Dhunche. Stay over night at lodge in Dhunche.

Day 12: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu takes about eight hours.

You drive through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is through gravel and a bumpy road and which then culminates onto a well paved road up to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 13: Recreation & shopping day.

Recreation & shopping day. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Transfer to the Airport for final departure.

Transfer to the Airport for final departure. (Fly out from Kathmandu).

Trip Cost Includes

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking

  • Entry permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (one porter carries up to 25 kg of luggage for 2 persons)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in lodges/local house
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • 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, you should have travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. I am happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. I will book it as per your suggestion.

Clients Reviews

It's also unbelievable that it is almost two weeks ago that we finished our stay in Nepal

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Escaping from the daily routine was one of the reasons for us to spend our holiday in Nepal and this really worked out for us. We really enjoyed our visit and were amazed by the diversity and natural beauty your country offers. Of course we had some expectations upfront, but being part of it is something you can't describe. We had some stunning moments during sightseeing and sometimes it seemed like we traveled back in time. Both very hard to catch in a photograph or explain when people ask for your experiences, but moments we will never forget.

We really want to thank you and the other employees from Nepal Environmental Treks & Expeditions for the contribution in our trip. From the first moment we felt welcome and respected, a feeling that last till the last moment. We had only three weeks and therefore we asked you to take care of our entire trip in the hope we could save some time, quite risky because we didn't know what to expect, but a choice that worked out really well. The combined activities were great, the accommodations also and the guides were professionals and made you feel comfortable. Despite of the cloudy moments and the small miscommunication during transportation we had a great journey also due to the knowledge and understanding of your office!

We won't hesitate to inform people who are planning a trip to Nepal and ask us for our experiences that Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition is a solid, professional and pleasant partner in arranging your trip or parts of it.

Many thanks, good luck and, you never know, looking forward to see you again!

Bram and Angelique
The Netherlands
07/05/2011

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