On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be received and helped with your transfer to your hotel by our staff. Later in the evening today, you will be picked up and taken to one of the finest local restaurants in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Full day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
Today you will set off on a day guided sightseeing tour that begins from visiting palace square, temples, living goddess “Kumari”, in Kathmandu Durbar Square and then we drive further west to Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as money temple. After short break for day’s lunch in one of the local restaurants you will drive east to the largest Buddhist shrine of Boudhanath and then down south to Pashupatinath temple, the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site in the whole south eastern, situated by the bank of holy Bagmati. Later today after the tour you will be dropped back to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (1460m) 7-8 hrs
An early morning drive after breakfast to Syabrubesi, the bus ride takes you to the winding uphill and downhill road, the drive passes to many rural town and farm villages the bigger town on route is Trisuli Bazaar, this place lies in the sub-tropical climatic zone the road from here climbs uphill to cooler region leaving the rice paddy behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well, on arrival at the entrance of Dhunche 1,965m, the one and the only major town of the Langtang area and Raswa district. There's a Langtang National Park headquarter office where you’re Trekking and Park permit are checked by the Royal Nepalese Army serving as Park warden also. From here, our journey continues farther downhill for 1-2 hours till Syabrubensi village is reached for the overnight stay.
Trek to Riverside (2240m) 5-6 hrs
The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, an ideal spot for camping with ample time to go for a refreshing splash in the nearby river of upper Trisuli River.
Trek to Ghoretabela (3020m) 5 hrs
The trek today leads to cool forest in the gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream, the walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after three hours trek, we arrive at a small clearing place of Lama-Hotel, where there is facilities for camping and staying in one of these local teahouses serving as lodges for backpackers. From this place another 2-3 hours brings you to the wonderful spot at Ghore-Tabela for the overnight camp. Ghoretabla is in the midst of the forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. Ghoretabela in Nepali it means horse-stable, in the early days the people from Langtang as far as from Kathmandu use to trade with Tibet by the accessible route to Tibet-Nepal via Kiayrong and use to bring large number of Tibetan ponies, as this an ideal place for the cattle’s and horses to graze on the meadows with numerous creeks around for watering.Ghoretabla has a lodge and a Park warden's barrack where you permit is also checked.
Trek to Langtang village (3430m) 3 hrs
After a pleasant stay here, the trek continues for a short hours on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, we walk through the cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind. The path leads uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding trail with few ups and down till the village of Langtang is reached by lunch time, here you'll have time to make friends and visit the villages with a glimpse of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall.
Trek to Kynging Gompa (3850m) 3- 4 hrs
From Langtang village our morning walk leads through the gradual path for a shortwhile, then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly burberry and high alpine shrubs, and encountering "mani-prayer wall" where walking on the clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk leads to farther east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyngin Gompa. Kyngin Gompa, a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming from all direction, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7,000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyngin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyngin Gompa area there are 6-7 lodges and a cheese factory.
At leisure, a well deserved rest day. After breakfast you can go for a short walk at the nearby hill called Kyangin Ri 4,700m. adding more heights to your adventure with a panoramic view of the surrounding snow capped peaks, visit the cheese factory with rest of the day at leisure.
Trek to Lama Hotel (2470m) 6-7 hrs
After a wonderful time at Kyangin, our journey returns back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi
Trek back through the same route with over night at Syabru besi.
Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
Morning after breakfast, board on the Bus for the six hours scenic drive to Kathmandu on the winding road to Kathmandu.
Free day at leisure for individual activities (Guided Tour, Mountain flight-Hot Air Ballooning on request) if you have more time before your journey back home you can do the extension trip White Water Rafting and Wildlife in the famous Royal Chitwan National Park for few days.
Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, departure tax (in local currency) and your passport handy. Our Tour Officer will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal
per person based on 1 pax
Langtang at present is the third popular trekking area in Nepal after Annapurna and Everest region. This fabulous trek, a perfect combination of moderate and vigorous walk leading to the high alpine valley with the backdrop of high snow capped peaks, in the spring this place is alive with wild flowers. Here you will find peace and serenity alongside the Buddhist culture, it is no wonder this area with its scenic valley and gorge affording views extending all the way to the Annapurnas.
Langtang valley is situated directly north of Kathmandu in the Central Himalayan Region. This area was declared a National Park in 1976 and remains the second largest Park in Nepal, covering 1710 sq.km. Mountainous terrain south of Nepal-Tibet (China) border.
The area offers a range of cultures with the main three ethnic peoples living in are the Tamangs, Yolmus and Bhotias who have originated from Tibet in the past 500 years till the mid 20th century. In a southern section of the park lies a small area of sub-tropical chestnut forest, along with unique Sal forest. The hill forest (2000-2,600m) across the southern slopes of the park consists of Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Nepalese Alder and Oak. Moving north and higher, the Montane zone (2,600-3000m) are mainly Mountain Oak, fading to Silver Fir, Hemlock and Larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3,6000m); throughout these zones, several species of Rhododendron trees form a twisted and colorful continuing higher to tree line Birch and Fir forest are the last to survive. It is here at 3,600-4000m that Juniper and Rhododendron shrubs slowly dissolve into the expansive alpine grassland meadows.