|Trip Code:||MATREK04||Trip Grade:||Moderate|
|Best Season:||Sep to Dec, Jan to Jun||Tour Starts/Ends:||Kathmandu|
|Places Covered:||Kathmandu, Syabru Besi, Lama Hotel, Langtang, Kyanginj Gompa||Activity:||Nature, landscape, trekking, Culture & Sightseeing|
|Trek Staff||Guide (Trek Leader), Sherpa, Porters||Accomodation:||Tea House/ Lodge in Trek|
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Langtang is a beautiful valley which has alpine forests and is surrounded by some beautiful high peaks and glaciers. The valley lays close to the Tibetan boarder so the culture and looks of the village reflects similar to Tibet.
The Langtang area is close to Kathmandu, so the Tibetan culture and close up glacier and peaks experience are all accessible from the capital relatively quickly by the road rather than plane.
We will trek to the remote Langtang valley, a National park and home to the snow leopard, the Himalayan Thar, the red panda and musk deer. The Valley is dominated by the 7246m Langtang Lirung to the north, Gang Chhenpo 6388m to the south and Dorje Lhakpa 6975m to the east. As the trek nears the end at the Dhunche, we pass through the rice fields, rhododendron and pine forests, which have numerous species of birds.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu Airport, meet with our representatives and drop to hotel. After check in free time on leisure and briefing on trekking program.
Wake up early morning and departure for 7 hours’ drive to your starting point at the foot of Langtang Valley. The road takes a scenic route, climbing high over the ridges to escape the Kathmandu Valley and provided you with an amazing panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurna range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peak of the Langtang region that you will soon get familiar with. Overnight at a lodge.
We will start our trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2480m), which takes approx. five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru’s main street and then drops to Ghopche Khola (2050m), and again descends to the landslide (1810m). From then onwards, your trek will ascend gently to Rimche (2400m) through bamboos (1960m) and at the end you will travel through level path to the Lama Hotel. En route, you may get lucky to spot the red pandas, and monkey in their natural habitat. Overnight at a lodge.
Today, trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3540m) via Ghore Tabela, which takes approx. 6 hours. At Ghore Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While hiking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds.
The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during summer months. A quiet monastery is present around here which can be visited shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang national Park. Stay overnight at a lodge.
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3900m), which will take approx. 3 hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more wide ranging. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing some time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a fantastic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Ri (6370m), and Langtang Lirung (7245m).
Today we will slowly descend downhill through the beautiful landscape and greenery and reach Lama hotel. Take a good rest in the evening and enjoy the beautiful view. Overnight at a lodge.
We will descend down toward Lama Hotel. After reaching Lama Hotel, free time to enjoy the scenery and Free time to relax. Overnight at a lodge.
Today we will drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu, which takes around 7 hours. You will drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, drop to your hotel and free in the evening to relax.
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu durbar square, (UNESCO World heritage site). Kathmandu Durbar Square is the historic place that was also a politically important site until recently. The Kings of Nepal were crowned and their coronation ceremony was solemnized in this durbar square. The Durbar Square, with its old temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of the people.
Other famous landmarks around the area are the Temple of Living Goddess Kumari, the wooden temple of Kasthamandap, Ashok Vinayak. There are also museums inside the Durbar Square Palace.
Our next destination is Patan Durbar square. (UNESCO World heritage site). Patan Durbar Square complex is perhaps the most photographed of the three durbar squares. Located in the heart of Patan city, this was once the palace of the kings of Patan. The square is a display of Newari architecture that had reached its pinnacle during the reign of Malla kings who were great builders and patrons of the arts.
At the last we will be visiting Swoyambhunath Stupa (UNESCO World heritage site), which is believed to have been established more than 2,500 years ago. Swoyambhunath. It has developed into an important center of Buddhism.
In the evening, proceed for farewell dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show.
After breakfast in the hotel, free time until departure to Airport with beautiful trekking memories.
Guided sightseeing of Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swaymbhunath Stupa in Kathmandu
National Park, beautiful Himalayan ranges of Langtang, Langtang Lirung, Chobha Bhamre and many other mountain peaks with unique culture and living of the locals.