Straight north from Kathmandu is the Langtang National Park Region with many snow covered peaks, a mild climate and friendly hospitable inhabitants. The 1.710 SQ km Langtang National Park hosts a variety of natural splendors, from lush valleys with languor monkeys to the towering fir and rhododendron forests bursting with spring color. Langtang Lirung (7.246m.) to the north, the Gang Chhenpo (6.388 m.) to the south and the Dorje Lhakpa ( 6.975 m. ) to the east dominates the beautiful Langtang Valley. Helambu, the mid-region at the south of the park, is a well known center of Tibetan Buddhism. Lama and Tamang people maintain a rich cultural heritage in ornately carved wooden windows, lively dance festivals, and skilled weaving traditions.
Trekkers can enjoy the area on the three main routes. Hiking times and overnight stops are planned for a moderate hiking pace. The different packages range in difficulty from moderate to challenging. All trail are accessible by bus or private transports from Kathmandu.
|Activity||Trekking in Nepal|
|Max Altitude||4993 m|
|Starts From||Shyabru Besi|
|Ends At||Shyabru Besi|
|No. of Days||13|
|Activities Per Day|
|Trek 5 hrs on Average|
Arrive to Kathmandu 's Tribhuvan International airport and be meet by a member of our crew. We will be driven to our hotel and later go on a familiarization walk with one of our guide.
We will 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 we will catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, the terraces and the green hills. As we reach through Dhunche we will feel as if we are heading towards deep land.
The drive to Syabru Besi will take about nine hours.
The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. The path then goes up to Bamboo passing through a big landslide. Afterwards, we will trek down to Rimche ( 2.400 m. ), village which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. We will get our lunch at this place.
The final section of our trail heads to the Lama Hotel. En- route, whether we are lucky, we will enjoy the astonishing red pandas, monkeys and bears.
Today we are going to walk for about five hours.
As we continue climbing we'll catch occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela ( 3.000 m. ), the trail emerges from the forest, here once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post, so 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 livestocks to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery where we will stop, before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and the villages around are still made on the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.
Today we will walk about six hours.
The trail today climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further to make the views becoming bigger and bigger. After several small streams and moraines, the path reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here, there are a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory.
We are going to reach Kyangjin by lunch time so to acclimatize and get an exploration at the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding us, we'll be encircled by the Langtang Lirung, the Ganjala peak, the Tserko Ri, the Langsisa Ri and many others.
The trek today is normally walkable in about three hours.
This is a day to rest and explore the area. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up to the moraine and see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of the Langtang Lirung. We can also go up to the Kyangjin Ri ( 4.350 m. ), directly from the village, to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
From Kyangjin ywe will retrace our route, and then following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and straight on to Ghora Tabela where we are having our lunch. Without haste we'll continue to walk down the steep slope to Lama Hotel.
Today the journey will take us to be completed, about six hours.
The beginning of the trail is gently getting down to a landslide and then then steeply up to Thulo Syabru. En- route we could see again red pandas, monkeys and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru is one of the wonderful villages from where you can enjoy the amazing land feature and the magnificent nature with the addition of the splendid views of the Ganesh Himal ( 7.110 m. ) and about the Langtang Himal and its ranges.
Today we are going to walk for about five hours.
The trail from Thulo Syabru to Foprang Danda ( 3.200 m. ) climbs over steeply slopes, passing through Dursagang ( 2.660 m. ) along with the view of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and oak, hemlock, first forests.
The path then gently goes up for some distances till we will start to follow it on a flat level to Sing Gompa. The place is well known because of a well-managed local cheese factory considered the best in Nepal and, a Buddhist Monastery. If time permits, we may relax at the place, also highly recommended for excursions in and around the Sing Gompa where we got astonishing panoramic views and a lushing nature.
We will walk for about four and half hours.
The first part of the trail hikes gently up to Lauribinayak and its exotic feeling. Then we'll climbing all the way to Gosaikunda following a rugged path with dramatic views of the Himal Chuli ( 7.893 m. ), the Manaslu Range ( 8.156 m. ) and the Ganesh Himal Range ( 7.406 m. ), a few tibetan peaks and the Langtang Lirung. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen.
We will pass across a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebinayak, crossing a small ridge to have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water and then quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison which threatened to destroy the world.
Today we will walk about five and half hours.
The trail today goes down all the way to Sing Gompa passing Lauribanayak with its magnificent mountain views and forests.
The journey today will take us about four and half hours.
The first part of our last day's trail goes down through pine, silver oak and rhododendrons forests with marijuana plants in everywhere when we cross the suspension bridge over the Sing Gompa Stream. Now, the path stretches at flat level through few human settlements and mineral water factories near by Dhunche, a small town and the headquarters of Rasuwa district.
The trek today will take about six hours.
Today we will go back to Kathmandu, it is a pleasant drive on a jeep and it will take around seven hours, passing through the nature and the different cultures of Nepal.
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