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Kathmandu, Trekking

Often overlooked, Langtang treks in the Langtang and Helambu region to the north of Kathmandu provide some of Nepal’s most spectacular scenery, and trekking in this area is as good as anywhere in Nepal. The soaring, snow-capped mountains at the head of the Langtang valley, the beautiful glacial lakes at Gosainkund and the friendly Tamang villages combine to make this a perfect trekking alternative to the better known Everest and Annapurnas treks. Read more

Itinerary

  • Day 1:
  • Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel

We meet you at Kathmandu airport and transfer you from airport to hotel. Introduction to local area.

  • Day 2:
  • Kathmandu city tour

After a pre-tour brief this morning, we take you on a tour of Kathmandu. As well as visiting the Temples and Palaces around Durbar Square, we'll also take you to visit the Swayamabuth stupa whose many steps take you to the top from where you are rewarded with incredible views across the city and the rest of the Kathmandu Valley. In the evening, you are free to browse the local shops and fine restaurants.

  • Day 3:
  • Travel by road to Syabrubensi

We leave Kathmandu this morning and travel overland to Syabrubensi where you'll begin your Langtang trek. The town lies at the junction of two well known rafting rivers – the Trisuli and Bhote Khosi.

  • Day 4:
  • Syabrubensi, start trekking to Lama Hotel

Your first day of trekking is mainly through rhododendron forests as you follow the Langtang Khola. There are good opportunities to see wildlife today including Langur monkeys. Overnight at Lama Hotel.

  • Day 5:
  • Lama Hotel to Langtang

The forested paths continue as you climb to Ghora Tabela. The valley then begins to widen and you trek passed a Buddhist Monastery before arriving in Langtang village.

  • Day 6:
  • Langtang to Kyangin Gompa

You'll have some excellent views today as you continue your trek. You'll have the chance to see the Langtang Lirung glacier and the ice fluted Gyangchempo before you start the descent into Kyangjin Gompa.

  • Days 7-8:
  • Kyangin Gompa - excursions

Over the next two days you have the chance to continue hiking up the valley to Nubamatang and Langshisha Kharka, where you can see the glaciers that mark the gateway into Tibet. There is also the opportunity to climb up to Tsergo Ri (5033m) which offers unrivalled landscape views.

  • Day 9:
  • Kyangin Gompa to Lama Hotel

Today you'll retrace your steps back down the Langtang Valley from Kyangjin Gompa back down to Lama Hotel.

  • Days 10-11:
  • Lama Hotel to Sing Gompa via Thulo Syabru

Today you'll follow the Langtang valley, crossing the river before ascending to Thulo Syabru. You leave Thulo Syabru early in the morning and follow the hiking trail through thick forests. The climb is long and slow but the views of Ganesh Himal are superb. You should reach Sing Gompa by the end of the day.

  • Day 12:
  • Sing Gompa to Gosainkund

Today you'll follow a ridge with more incredible views of the mountains and the Tibetan plateau. You then trek down to Gosainkund – a sacred Hindu lake which is very popular with pilgrims in the summertime.

  • Day 13:
  • Gosainkund to Gopte

You'll start to climb upwards today as you cross the Llaurebena Pass which at 4610m marks the highest point of the trek. From here you can see the Annapurna range, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. The trail then starts to descend as you make your way to Gopte/Dobie Char.

  • Days 14-15:
  • Gopte to Gul Bhanjyang

Today the trail climbs again as you pass through large Oak forests before arriving in Tharepati. The views are again spectacular, particularly those of Langtang. You then travel through the Helambu valley to the village of Gul Bhanjyang.

  • Days 16-17:
  • Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani, finish trekking

From Gul the trail drops down to Pati Bhanjyang and on to Chisopani. It’s a long walk today through the forests but the trail offers great views of the Kathmandu basin. Finally, you arrive in Sundarijal where we transfer you back to Kathmandu.

  • Day 18:
  • Kathmanudu. Free day

We leave today as a free day for you to recover from your trek or do some local sightseeing. We can arrange a trip to nearby Patan or Bhaktapur, or even sort out a mountain flight over Everest.

  • Day 19:
  • Kathmandu - Tour ends. Airport transfer

Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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Tour facts

User rating:
Group size: (what's this?)
2 - 12 people; minimum age is 12yrs
Highlights:
Tour of ancient Kathmandu; Trek into the Langtang Valley; Crossing of Laurebena Pass (4,610m); Amazing views of Langsisa and Ganesh Himal; Optional ascent of Tsergo Ri (5,033m); Beautiful panorama of the Langtang Peaks; Visit the sacred lake at Gosainkund; Walk through the Helambu Valley
Transport:
Bus, minibus, jeep
Group departures:
Several departures during the main trekking seasons
Maximum altitude:
4,610m
Trekking grade: (What's this?)
Moderate
Rafting grade: (What's this?)
n/a
Local payment: (What's this?)
None
Meals: (What's this?)
Breakfast: 18 | Lunch: 0 | Dinner: 0 (allow approx. US$240 for lunches & dinners on the trek)
 

Accommodation

We use a range of carefully selected hotels on our group departures. If you have specific requests for hotels, please ask for a private or tailor-made tour.

  • Kathmandu hotel4 nights (3-star)
  • Trekking14 nights (lodge)
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    "Ram was always on hand and available to sort out any problems or queries very efficiently and promptly."

    Derek Entwistle (Everest Base Camp)

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