Langtang Trek - 12 days

Langtang Trek - 12 days

Langtang Naational Park cover an area of approximately 1770 sq. Km. It is the largest national park in Nepal. It is located in the central Himalayan belt. It cover both the subtropical and alpine zone. About 1000 plants species, 160 birds and 30 mammals have been identified in this region. Langtang valley is famous for its wild flowers that blooms during spring and summer. From Betrawati, a small village on Trishuli river, the road gradually ascend to Dhunche. You will travel on foot to langtang National Park.  The open valley at Langtang gradually unfold as you ascend from ghore tabela through scattered  Tamang  villages.

At Langtang you visit Buddhist monastery at Kyanjin Gompa (3811m), cheese factory and if time and weather permit explore glacier at Langsisa (1425m). Retrace the trail back to Dhunche and drive to Kathmandu. 

Day 01. Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. In Kathmandu.

Day 02. In Kathmandu-free day to explore Kathmandu own - Hotel

Day 03. Travel to Syabrubenshi (2134m) 8/9 hours drive - Lodge/Tea house accommodation
About 30 minutes out of Kathmandu, you pass through the town of Kakani where there are great views of the Ganesh Himal is seen. Trisuli is a busy bazaar called Trisuli Bazaar. The river, which flows Southwest,is very popular with rafting.Drive further via Dhunche (1970m) which is an attractive village with large stone houses, you get an excellent views of Gheng (6581m) and Langtang Lirung (7246m) to the north and Ganesh (7460m) to the west.Drive along the road descend to trisuli River and to Thulo Bharkhu than steep up to ridge through the pine woods. From here you have fine views up the valley towards the Tibetan border - about 20km away. The trail out of Bharkhu climbs a steep slope to the top of a ridge (2300m) where there is a good area to take a break. This is good place for bird watching. You will entered the Langtang Valley now and you can see Ganesh Himal to the west, Tibet to the north, and Langtang Lirung in the east. You will also be able to see, on a ridge top below you, the lovely village of Syabru. The trail contours around the ridge at first before descending a short steep slope into Syabru (2134m).

Day 04. Ghoretabala (3048m) - Lodge/Tea house accommodation
Descend through the village of Syabru and continue down the ridge until you come to a trail to the east that drops sharply off the ridge and through a dense forest. Cross a bridge (1960m) over a tributary of the Langtang Khola and then climb for a short distance. The trail continues level for a ways before descending, still in forest, to the Langtang Khola. The trail begins climbing up from the river, shortly after the trail levels off, you join the old Langtang trail (2380m) from Sherpagaon and Syabrubensi. Another hour from this trail junction brings you to the Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chongong (2400m). From the Lama Hotel the trail climbs steadily to Ghora Tabela with glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7246m) through the trees. At times the trail becomes very steep but only for short distances. Gradually the air becomes thinner and the climate colder. At Ghora Tabela (3048m) the trail leaves the forest and a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung appears. Ghora Tabela was once a Tibetan resettlement camp but is now an army post.

Day 05. Langtang (3506m)- all the lodges destryed. We required to take a tent for a night.
Continue up the valley, leaving the forests behind, the trail ascends steadily up to Langtang village, passing below a monastery about 30 min beforehand. Langtang is an interesting Tibetan-style village with stone- walls enclosing houses and fields where you just might see your first yaks. The Langtang National Park headquarters is located here. After Langtang, you can see a community of typical flat-roofed Tibetan houses and the valley flattens and broadens into open pasture. This is perfect for raising yaks, and you woill see these imposing beasts everywhere.

Day 06. Kyanjin gompa (3811m)- Lodge/Tea house accommodation. 

The valley is U-shaped was carved by a glacier. Below Langtang, the valley has the characteristic V-shape of a river-carved valley. Leaving Langtang, you ascend gradually to a chorten (a small Tibetan Buddhist stupa) behind which is a very long mani wall. The trail passes two small villages and the village widens. You cross several streams and a moraine before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa (3800m). Between Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa, the views just get better and better where you will see Yansa Tsenji (6580m) and Kimshun (6750m) to the north and the Langtang Himal to the northwest. Take a good rest and allow your body to acclimatise with the high altitude as much as possible to be fully-prepared for more ascending during the next day

Day 07. Free and Exploration day 

This is a free day to explore Langtang glaciers. You may hike up the moraine to this north of kyanjin Gompa to an elevation of 4268 meter / 14000 ft. or more. There are excellent views of Langtang Lirung and a close up view of one of major glaciers. A fast descent takes you  back to your camp at kyanjin Gompa. An extra day always provides opportunity rest and explore this area.

Day 08. Lama Hotel - Lodge/Tea house accommodation. 
Return via same route. You will descend faster. You may make a detour to Langtang village to see the large gompa located a short distance above the village

Day 09. Syabru (3906m) - Lodge/Tea house accommodation. 

The trail continues its descent and then climb back to the village of Syabru.

Day 10. Dhunche. Travel to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Retrace trail to Dhunche where your transport will be waiting for group member, dirve back to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.

Day 11. In Kathmandu- free day. Hotel

Day 12. Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu

Private arrangement trek cost:
1  pax        US$ 825 per person
2  pax:       US$ 695 per person
3-5pax      US$ 645 per person
6-9 pax     US$ 605 per person
10-15pax  US$ 560 per person
16+  pax    US$ 535 per person
SGL supp:US$ 105

Departures: As per your choice dates.

Cost includes:
01. All meals and accommodation in lodge during the trek.
02. Service of trek guide, and Sharpa assistant for the group size 6+
03. Porters to carry personal baggage (each 15 kg.)
04. Accident insurance for staffs and porters.
05. National park area entry permit,
06. Arrival and departure transfers.
07. Public Transportation as shown in the programme
08.Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per itinerary -(3 star Hotel) on BB

Cost does not include:
01. Personal clothing and sleeping bag
02. Personal accident and health insurance
03. Alcoholic and bottled beverage, mineral water, laundry, and tips.
04. Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned 

 

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  • Price : USD 525
  • Destinations : Langtang and Kyanjing Gompa
  • Max Elevation : 3811 m.
  • Weather : Spring and Autumn are good time to visit this area
  • Trip Duration : 12 days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
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