Trekking in Langtang region offers an experience not to be found elsewhere. The trails in the region are challenging with long, steep climbs and descents, often moraines. We would have outstanding close-up mountain views in this trek. The trek also offers an opportunity for the trekkers to interact with the local inhabitants. Tamangs are the indigenous inhabitants of this region. The region has well-established lodges along the trail.
It is one of the closest destinations for trekking from Kathmandu. Generally, the region is also quieter than the Annapurna or Everest. Superb clear view of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7246 m.), which dominates the Upper Langtang Valley can be outstanding after the monsoon. In springtime, this is an ideal route for those interested in birds and flowers. Both seasons allow us to reach the glaciers below Langtang Lirung and climb Tsergo Ri for some magnificent panoramas. Our return journey takes us through the spectacular holy lake at Gosainkunda, an important place of pilgrimage, and across the Laurebenayak Pass which brings us to the gentler region of Helambu and finally to the edge of Kathmandu, Melamchi.
Day 01:Kathmandu (1320 m)Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (2581 m)We take early drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi via. Dhunche (1966m.). We drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of our drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. Syabru Bensi is the starting point of our trek. It is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. Overnight stay at Syabru Bensi.
Day 03:Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470 m.)Today we trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470 m.). The trail goes along the ridge of Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and then to Pairo (1810 m.). From this point, the trail goes to Rimche (2400 m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and finally end at Lama Hotel. En route one can see red pandas, monkey and bear.
Day 04:Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430 m.)Having lunch at Lama Hotel, we trek to Langtang village (3430 m.) via Ghore Tabela (3000 m.) which takes about six hours. We would find some grazing grounds of Yak on the way. The local people bring their livestock for grazing in the high pastures during the summer months. We find a monastery before we reach Langtang Village. We pay our short visit to the monastery and arrive at our destination.
Day 05:Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3870 m.)It is our turn to trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870 m.). It takes about three hours to reach there. Our trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens further and the views become more extensive. Kyangjin Gompa is reached after crossing several small streams and moraines. We would visit the cheese factory at Kyangjin Gompa. We would enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990 m.), Langtang Ri (6370 m.), Langtang Lirung (7245 m.) and many more.
Day 06:Kyangjin Gompa We would acclimatize at Kyangjin Gompa and go for excursion to utilize our time. We would visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice falls and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m).
Day 07:Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2740 m.) Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. From Kyangjin, we retrace our route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. Having lunch at Ghora Tabela, we trek steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 08:Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260 m.)We trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260 m.). The beginning of the trek is gently descending till Pairo and then goes steep up to Thulo Syabru. En route, one could see red pandas, monkey and various species of birds.
Day 09:Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330 m.)It is our turn to trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3330 m.). Our trail from Thulo Syabru goes to Foprang Danda (3200m.) passing through Dursagang (2660 m.). We would be lucky enough to view Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain and forests of Oak, Hemlock and Firs. After a while, we reach Sing Gompa. We would find a well-managed local cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery at Sing Gompa too.
Day 10:Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460 m.)Today we trek from Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460 m.) via Lauribinayak La (3920 m.). We would follow a rugged trail with dramatic views of Himal Chuli (7893 m.,) Manaslu (8156 m,) and Ganesh Himal (7406 m.). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up gently behind. To the north, we would see Langtang Lirung. At Gosainkunda, we would see a dozen of lakes. Among them, the major three are Saraswatikund, Bharab Kunda and Gosainkunda. According to a legend, Gosainkunda was created by Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison.
Day 11:GosaikundaWe would acclimatize at Gosainkunda and go for excursion at our leisure.
Day 12:Gosainkunda to Ghopte (3430 m.)Trek from Gosainkunda to Lauribinayak Pass (4610 m.) to Ghopte (3430 m.). The trail leaves Gosainkund and climbs through rugged country, past four more small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610 m), the highest point of this trek. Keep looking back for spectacular views of Manaslu and the mountains of the Ganesh Himal, as well as the now familiar Langtang Lirung. You then descend steeply to camp near Gopte.
Day 13:Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon (2650 m.)Today we trek from Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon (2650 m.) via Tharepati Pass (3490 m.) The first part of our trail is slightly descending and then starts ascending through the rhododendron forests until Thearepati. From Tharepati, the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forests down to Helambu valley. We would see Jugal Himal and Numbur of Solu Khumbu from here. Melamchi Gaon is mainly inhabited by Sherpa people. We would visit the monasteries at our leisure at Melamchi.
Day 14:Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743 m.)We trek from Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang (2743 m.) The early part of the trek descends until we cross the stream named as Melamchi. From here, our trail goes to Tarkeghyang. It is a beautiful Sherpa village with one of the oldest and biggest monasteries.
Day 15:Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621 m.)Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621 m.) Trekking today is comparatively easier than the previous days as the trail goes through flat land with beautiful forests. On the way, we would penetrate the village called Shermathang where we would visit some ancient monasteries.
Day 16:Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 m.)Today we trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 m.) The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several villages. En route, we would interact with the local people and know their culture and way of life.
Day 17:Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu (1320 m.) From Melamchi Pul Bazaar, we drive to Kathmandu. The road is graveled and bumpy till Lamidanda and then we will have pitched road up to Kathmandu.
Day 18:KathmanduIt is our last day in Nepal. Having breakfast in the hotel, we would go for sightseeing around the valley. In the evening, a farewell dinner would be served in Bhojan Griha, a typical Nepali hotel in the valley.
Day 19:Back home destination.
Note: The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, trail slides, and avalanches.
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