Best Season:March to December
Difficulty Level: Moderate
This Trek into the Langtang Region and the Langtang National Park has been one of the rewarding classics of lodge, tea house trekking in Nepal. If your Nepal stay is based in Kathmandu, this trek provides a comprehensive experience of the Himalaya Mountains and the Nepali/Tibetan Buddhist traditions and culture. Our destination includes Kanyaniing Gumpa, Chandanbari Shin Gumpa (Buddhist monasteries) and the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda where pilgrims come annually to ritually bath. We return through Helambu and its Tamang villages. Our guests have always loved this trek as it is a great adventure into the glory and culture of the high Himalaya.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1337m)
You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A staff member will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.
Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337m)
A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas. Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.
Day 03: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (1,503m) 8-9 hours by bus
We start early bus journey to Syabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. After Trisuli Bazaar the road is little difficult because of the grubby road. During the travel we pass through many small and villages on the way. We reach Dhunche, the headquarter of Rasuwa District, a small city in the hills. But we don’t stop here. We head to Syabrubesi a beautiful Tamang village, where we spend the night,
Day 04: Syabrubesi- Rimche (2399m) 4-5 hours
We cross through the suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and head steeply along the river. The River we are following is mostly the Langtang River. We can enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. We spend the night in Rimche, an open area that comes before the famous Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Rimche- Lama Hotel- Langtang Village (3430m) 4-5 hours
Today we continue our trek to our next destination via the famous Lama Hotel. We start our trek descending towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. We cross a bridge and head up with a winding path. The path goes down into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang .We spend the night in Langtang village.
Day 06: Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa (3830m)3-4 hours
We pass through the small village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and pass a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill today. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as we enter into a level of riverbed. Today we have a short walk since we need enough time to acclimatize and explore the surrounding. This place is famous for cheese and curd. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa
Day 07: Kyanjin Gumpa Rest day
We rest here today since the view around is spectacular. We visit to Kyangjin Gompa. We can visit to Yak Cheese factory here and buy the fresh one if we wish. Telephone and internet facility are available here. The hotels/lodges are constructed near the big rocks that look peculiar. We can make a short hiking to Kyangjin Ri and Cherko Ri from where we can enjoy the views around us more widely. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition guide will arrange for our visit to the various places today. We may go to visit cheese factory and gompa on our own in Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2500m) 5-6 hours
Today we walkback to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but we will see fantastic views of towering mountain what we have missed on the way up. We take more time and walk very slow. We spend the night in Lama Hotel instead of Rimche.
Day 09: Lama Hotel – Thulo Syabru village (2210m) 4-5hours
In the beginning the path goes down to the Langtang River. After crossing the river we walk uphill to Thulo Syabru village. We see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of our trek we pass through pine and Juniper forests. We spend the in Thulo Syabru village.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru Village- Shin Gompa (3,330m) 3-4 hours
We take the wide path climbing up to Dimsa village and the Path continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin Gomba. On the way of our trek we see fantastic views of Langtang Himala and Langtang valley. Shin Gompa is another popular place for Cheese. We spend the in Shin Gompa.
Day 11: Shin gompa- Gosainkunda(4380m)4-5 hours
The path goes uphill smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area today. The area in-between Shin Gompa and Laurebina is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. We return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at Gosainkunda. We walk around around the Lakes and we spend the night in Gosainkund.
Day 12: Gosainkunda- Ghopte (3530m) 5-6hours
Today is a bit demanding day; the path goes slightly up and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the pathl ascends and cross Laurebina La (4,610m) after the pass, the path goes down to phedi and we continue walk up and down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. Finally we spend the night in Gopte.
Day 13: Ghopte- Malemchigaon (2530m)4-5 hours
We slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka, a pasture, that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. We climb through the forest to arrive at the pass of Thare Pati (3690m). Climbing the rim directly above the village gives us a marvelous view of the Jugal Himal area. We cross the village and enter a Rhododendron forest area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Malemchigaon where we spend the night.
Day 14 Melamchi Gaon – Kathmandu (2600 m) 4-5 hours
The path slightly goes downhill to another Melamchi River. We cross the river through the suspension bridge again. We walk through the Nakotegaon, Tamang and Sherpa village. The chyorten and Gompa are seen on the way. We walk steep uphill to Tarke Ghyang, Sherpa village and camp for the night. We can visit to Gompa along with the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide.
Day 15 Departure from Kathmandu (1337m)
Today, we check the list of all necessary documents and goods of our guest. We confirm the flight tickets before 72 hours of departure flight. We advise our guest to put passport and tickets at their handbag for convenience. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.
Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern while traveling with Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. The trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is necessary due to unfavorable circumstances. Unfavorable weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, or an unexpected natural disaster can force changes to the itinerary. However, every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. The lead guide will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and according to plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition is capable, experienced, and prepared to give 24-hour emergency response to any accident or condition that requires attention or evacuation.
Himalayan Vacation Treks & Expedition requires that trekking and expedition guests have Insurance Policies. A Travel Insurance Policy should cover the cost of emergencies (including altitude sickness), injuries, and evacuations. Please, it is essential to bring your Travel Insurance Policy, or copies of your pertinent existing insurance coverage with you to Nepal. HV Treks will require a copy for our office records. We, as well, advise you to inform your existing insurance agent/company of your itinerary, including trekking, climbing, and hiking, and insure your current policy provides sufficient coverage.