Langtang is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu and is an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. Langtang lies about 130 km north of the Kathmandu Valley close to the border with Tibet, China. It is Nepal’s first national park, and lies between the Himalayan range to the north, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area, and smaller peaks to the south – Chimse Danda (ridge), Ganja La pass (5,122 m), Jugal Himal and Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m).
Day 01. Travel to Syabrubenshi (2134m) 7/8 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 02. Lama Hotel (2470m) - 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).
Day 03. Langtang (3506m) - Lodge/Tea house accommodation
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.
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 04. 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 05. 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 06. Syabru (3906m) - Lodge/Tea house accommodation.
The trail continues its descent and then climb back to the village of Syabru.
Day 07. 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.
Private arrangement trek cost: 1 pax US$ 610 per person 2 pax: US$ 560 per person 3-5pax US$ 520 per person 6-9 pax US$ 475 per person 10-15 pax US$ 440 per person 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 shared jeep to Syabrubenshi, Dhunche to Kathmandu 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 05. Hotel accommodation and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
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- Price : USD 440
- Destinations : Langtang and Kyanjing Gompa
- Max Elevation : 3811
- Weather : Spring and Autumn are good time to visit this area
- Trip Duration : 7 days
- Trip Grade : Moderate
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