Langtang is towards the north of the Kathmandu Valley and just south of the Tibetan boarder. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal with a range of 6,000 to 7,000 meters. The northern parts of the area largely fall within the boundaries of Langtang National Parks.
The main ethnic groups here are Sherpa and tamang whose religious practices, languages and dress are much similar to those of Tibet.
A visit to the Langtang Valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. The forests in this region have temperate and sub- alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkeys, Thar, and Pika. The scenery here is spectacular and the trekking is more adventurous.
The main highlights of the Langtang Excursion Trek are Langtang National Park, Kyangjing Gompa, Yak Cheese factory, typical Tamang villages and diversity of flora and fauna.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu
On your arrival at Kathmandu Airport you will be met by our representative who will take you to the hotel for the night. O/N at Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B.
Day 02: Kathmandu City Tour
After having breakfast you take a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit many Buddhist and Hindu temples which reflect the local culture and tradition of Nepalese society. In the afternoon you will be taken back to your Hotel. O/N at Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m)
You are driven to Sybru Bensi from Kathmandu (8 hours drive) . O/N in Sybru Bensi.
Day 04: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m)
After crossing the suspension bridge the trek proceeds through the trees where langur monkey’s frolic and takes you to Doman (1680m). The trail then makes a steep climb over a rocky ridge to Paira Lodge (1810m) and further the route climbs gently to Bamboo Lodge (1960m). Climbing steeply the trail will get to Rimche (2400m) and then to Lama Hotel. O/N in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m)
From Lama Hotel the trail climbs through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (2800m) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela (2970m) after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park. O/N in Langtang Valley.
Day 06: Explore the Langtang Valley
Hire a horse for sight seeing in Langtang Valley. You can hike up the moraine north of Kyanjin Gompa (4300m). From here you have spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji (6575m) and the foot of the huge Lirung glacier. You are so close it feels like you can touch them. Back to Langtang. O/N at Langtang.
Day 07: Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the Laja Khola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then the trail descends to Kyanjin Gompa. O/N in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Trek back to Lama Hotel. O/N in Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi
Trek back to Sybru Bensi. O/N in Sybru Bensi.
Day 10: Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu
Driven back to Kathmandu.8 hours drive. O/N at Kathmandu. Hotel, B.B.
Day 11: Transfer to Airport for your onward journey.
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