just south of the Tibetan border offers an
opportunity to explore interesting Tibetan style
villages, monasteries and peoples whose
religious practices, language and dress are much
more similar to those of Tibet than to the
traditions of their cousins in the
middle hills; as well as visiting glaciers at
the head of the valley. An optionalclimb to the
Yala peak provides stunning views into Tibet.
From Kathmandu, we take a drive of 8 hrs on a
hair-raising mountain road to Dhunche and
further to Shyabrubensi then start of our
trek. We climb through beautiful Chirr and Blue
pine forest before we reach at Shyabru.
After crossing the Langtang Khola, we start our
climb up the Langtang valley through excellent
forests. Magnificent views are seen from
Kyangjing Gomba and visiting glacier or climb
the peaks at a comfortable low elevation. After
descending to Langtang, Ghodatabela and Shyabru,
we ascent through fir & rhododendron forest to
Singgompa. There is steep rugged trail with
dramatic views until we reach the holy lakes of
Gosainkinda. A day is spent here for a lake and
frozen ice exploration. On reaching Lauribinayak
Pass 4600m, we descend to Tharepati, then we
take Helambu route to enjoy the colorful
monasteries, villages and farmland, Tarkeghyang,
with its beautiful monastery, Sermathang the
Sherpa village and then to Kakani from where can
be seen panoramic views of Himalayas. Finally we
trek for couple of hrs to Melamchi Pul and drive
back to Kathmandu for about 5 hrs.
Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
Arrival in Kathmandu airport and then transfer
to the Hotel. You will have a nice clean room
with attached bathroom and 24 hrs running hot
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
The following morning of arrival you will be
taken on Sightseeing tour of the many holy
temples and interesting surrounding sights of
Kathmandu to show its back ground and history.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Dhunche 1970m.
Drive about 8 hrs in a bus to get to Dhunche.
About 45 minutes out of Kathmandu, you pass
through the town of Kakani where there are great
views of the Himalayas. For part of the way the
road clings to the edge of a steep mountain.
Dhunche is an attractive village with large
stone houses. Here, there is a police check post
where you must show your entry permit for the
Langtang National Park, which you'll be trekking
through. There are excellent views of Gheng
(6581m) and Langtang Lirung (7246m) to the north
and Ganesh Himal (7460m) to the west from
Day 04: Dhunche-Syabru 2150m.
Trek starts with walking along the road descend
to Trisuli River and to Thulo Bharkhu than steep
up to ridge through the pinewoods. From here you
have fine views up the valley towards the
Tibetan border. The trail out of Bharkhu climbs
a steep slope to the top of a ridge where there
is a good area to take a break. You have now
entered the Langtang Valley. The trail contours
around the ridge at first before descending a
short steep slope into Syabru.
Day 05: Syabru-Lama Hotel 2400m
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. Trail starts
meandering through the cool deciduous forests of
oak and maple that cover the lower sections of
the valley and climbs through massive stands of
spruce, fir and blue pine. Towering walls close
in and your paths will skirt precipitous drops,
which fall into a silt-laden river below. Cross
a bridge (1960m) over a tributary of the
Langtang Khola and then climb up from the river
and in an hour, shortly after the trail levels
off, you join the old Langtang trail from
Syarpagaon and Syabrubensi. Another hour from
this trail junction brings you to the Lama Hotel
in the tiny village of Chongong.
Day 06: Lama Hotel-Langtang Village 3400m.
1 day further on the forest peters out and you
start getting the first tantalizing glimpses of
snow-capped peaks. From the Lama Hotel the trail
climbs steadily to Ghoda Tabela with glimpses of
Langtang Lirung (7246m) through the trees. At
Ghoda Tabela the trail leaves the forest and a
spectacular view of Langtang Lirung appears.
Continue up the valley, leaving the forests
behind, the trail ascends steadily up to
Langtang village, passing below a monastery
about 30min beforehand. Langtang is an
interesting Tibetan-style village with stone-
walls enclosing houses and fields where you just
might see your first yaks.
Day 07: Langtang Village-Kyannjin Gompa 3800m.
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 some streams and a moraine before arriving
at Kyanjin Gompa. Between Langtang and Kyanjin
Gompa, the views just get better and better
where you'll see Yansa Tsenji (6580m) and
Kimshun (6750m) to the north and the Langtang
Himal to the northwest. Alternatively, take a
good rest and allow your body to acclimatize
with the high altitude as much as possible to be
fully prepared for more ascending during the
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa
A day hike further up the valley past the
airstrip will provide more spectacular views
that include Langtang Lirung (7246m), Ganchenpo
(6400m), Langshisa Ri (6320m), Dorje Lakpa
(6700m), Lenpo Gang (7100m), and Urkinmang
(6170m). A 4hr walk to the east of Kyanjin Gompa
from the village is 5000m Tserko Ri. If you
start early in the morning and are
well-acclimatized, you should be able to climb
this peak and return to Kyanjin Gompa in 1 long
day. The reward for climbing to the prayer flags
on its summit is a magnificent view of the 7246m
Langtang Lirung, the mountain that dominates the
valley. Several of the more moderate local peaks
are quite climbable and provide breathtaking
panoramic views of mountains in Tibet, including
the 8027m Chisa Pangma.
Day 09: Kyanjin Gompa-Ghodatabela
Since you'll be acclimatized and will be
descending, we trek down all the way to
Ghodatabal through the same trail in a day's
walk from Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 10: Lama Hotel-Syabru
We continue keep retracing our steps back on the
same trail and you should be able to reach
Syabru in another day descending.
Day 11: Syabru-Sing Gompa
Leaving behind the pleasant village of Syabru ,
climb past the gompa, school and army post, and
switchback up the steep hill above the village.
There are a few houses and potato field steep
trail and pleasant teashops in the settlement of
Dursagang. The trail continues less steeply, now
mostly in forests, past an old chorten to the
top of the ridge and two shoddy teashops. Coming
out of the forest, the trail climbs a bit more
before reaching the top of the ridge. The trail
continues across the head of a second valley,
and then reaches a final ridge. The small
Buddhist monastery of Sing Gompa is about 100m
along the trail to the left.
Day 12: Sing Gompa-Gosainkunda 4380m.
From Sing Gompa the trail continues climbing
steadily through rhododendron forest with the
Trisuli Khola far below. The trail crosses over
to the Langtang side of the ridge you are
climbing and stays in deep forest for a while,
then emerges onto a saddle at Cholang Pati then
entering the Gosainkunda protected area where
the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires,
and grazing of goats is prohibited. There are
good views of Langtang Lirung from the north
side of the ridge, and looking west, you can see
the Mustang, Himalchuli, and Manaslu. You cross
high altitude summer pastures for sheep and
goats before going back to the south side of the
ridge overlooking the Trisuli Khola. When you
cross to the south side of the ridge the trail
becomes much narrower than it has been up to
now, and finally be able to see the first of the
largest lake, the holy Gosainkunda, which is
evident from the large stone Shiva lingam and
the guesthouses around its shores, Saraswati
Kunda from here
Day 13: Gosainkunda-Ghopte 3430m.
Leaving Gosainkunda, the trail skirts the shore
of the lake before ascending towards the
Laurebinayak Pass 4610m. The trail now descends,
steeply at first but becoming more gradual, to
the southeast on a rocky path. In about an hour
you'll come to some roofless stone herders'
huts, and from here the trail descends another
ridge, crossing several streams and passing two
waterfalls. After passing another stone hut, you
climb to another ridge and Ghopte, where
overhanging rocks form a cave that is used as a
campsite by trekkers can see the lights of
Day 14: Ghopte-Tharepati 8013m.
From Ghopte, the trail descends to more caves
and enters a thick forest of Pine and
rhododendrons. After crossing a stream, which is
dry for part of the year, the trail will make a
final ascent to Tharepati (3490m), a grouping of
small stone huts used in the summer months by
herders. After lunch, we'll take a moment to
climb the hill to the east of the ridge for
views of Dorje Lakpa, Shisha Pangama (8013m) and
peaks all the way to Khumbu.
Day 15: Tharepati-Melamchigaun 2530m.
Leaving the village soon we come to end of the
settlement and switchbacks steeply down a ravine
then vegetation changes to large fir, oaks and
rhododendron. Descend to a stream and traverse
to a chorten and a pasture, further down through
huge, gnarled rhododendrons. The main trail
crosses the Chhyadi Khola on a suspension
bridge, and then makes a short final climb to
reach the prosperous Sherpa village of
Day 16: Melamchigaun-Tarkegyang 2490m.
A short descends through forest to a sturdy
suspension bridge across the Melamchi Khola then
the immediately begins a long climb to Tarke
Ghyang a picturesque large village on a shelf
high above the river.
Day 17: Tarkegyang-Sermathang 2600m.
The trail drops from the edge of the ridge but
soon starts climbing through deep forests,
crossing a number of streams en route to a large
Gomba in Chumik and further to a big village of
shermathnag where you can visit houses statues
of Guru Ringpoche, Chenrising and Sakyamuni.
Day 18: Shermathnag-Kakani 2000m.
The trail follows the ridge all the way down to
last Sherpa village Kakani passing chorten,
teashops and chir pine forest.
The trail enters the lowlands in habited by
Brahamans and Chhetries. We descend steeply past
a small village and further down to the
attractive last village near the confluence of
the Indrawati and Melamchi Kholas. Finally we
cross a large suspension bridge over the
Indrawati River into Malachi Pul Bazaar 890m.
And then drive to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Rest day.
Join the farewell dinner in the evening most
probably with cultural program.
Day 21: Transfer to the airport for Departure.
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