Langtang lies about 130 km north of the Kathmandu valley, close to the border with Tibet and China. it is Nepal's first national park and lies between the Himalayan range to the north, dominated by Langtang Lirung [ 7,245 m], the highest peak in the area, and smaller peaks to the south -Chimse Danda [ ridge ], Ganja La pass [ 5,122 m], Jugal Himal and Dorje Lakpa [ 6989 m].
Th trek here is more adventurous as the area is visited by fewer tourists. Apart from the spectacular scenery, a visit to the area is an opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs, whose craftsmanship, language, dress - of which there are more than 70 of varying sizes - and high altitude lakes. the forest in the region have temperate and sub- alpine vegetation. wildlife includes migratory birds, deer monkeys, tahr and pika. Apart from Lanagtang , treks can be arranged to the holy Gosaikunda Lake at 4,380 m, which covers much of the Langtang National Park, and helambu. Gosaikunda is said to have been created by Lord Shiva when he thrust His Trident into a mountain to draw water to cool his throat after swallowing poison.
Day 01: Kathmandu 1350m. You will be welcomed by Halesi Treks at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival, then transferred to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu 1350m. You will be taken to sight seeing in world heritage places including Soyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath by our tour guide. Preparation for trekking in the Evening.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Dhunche drive.1950m. Travelling through Trishuli (Nuwakot) today the journey length will depend on the season and the number of landslides caused by heavy rains. On a good day it will take you 5 to 6 hours. The views on the way are very pretty.
Day 04 : Dhunche to Thulo Syabru . 2200m. Walking along the road to Thulo Bharku and steep up to Barbal for lunch and walk along the side and over night. It is beautiful countryside with Oaks and Pine trees and a lot of bird life around.
Day 05 : Syabru to Lama Hotel 2410m. After breakfast descends down along the village and cross the bridge and climb other side. Descend down to landslide and gradually climb along the Langtang River.
Day 06 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village 3350m.Your gentle climb begins with soon steepness high above the river to Ghora Tabela. 2970m. you will soon find yourself in open country with scattered Tamang settlements. You will have climbed nearly 100m today relatively steadily. The village here is home to some yak herds and cheese factories, worth exploring if you have the energy.
Day 07 : Langtang valley to Kyangjin Gompa 3780m.
You will climb to the ridge this morning marked with a big chorten and some Mani walls, from here you will have views of Kyanjing Gompa and the icefall from Langtang Lirung surrounded by snowy mountains. You will be walking for around 3 hours today so time to explore the area this afternoon.
Day 08 : Kyangjin Gompa 3780m. An excellent look out can be reached by climbing the slopes immediately behind the Kyangjin. The majestic 7200m Langtang Lirung rises above the glaciers. A visit to Cheese factory completes the day. It is really a good experience to try a climb to Tsergo Ri (5033m.).
Day 09 : Kyangjin to Lama Hotel 2410m. You will return the way you came today following the Langtang Khola river to Langtang Village and on to Ghora Tabela and down to Lama Hotel
Day 10 : Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru 2200m. The beginning of your journey today is very pretty and offers magnificent views. You will begin descending gently before it steepness to Syabrubesi.
Day 11 : Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa 3350m. Your day's walk of 6 hours will take you to Sing Gompa climbing steadily for the majority of the day until you see the small Buddhist Monastery of Sing Gompa where you will spend the night.
Day 12 : Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda 4380m. You start with a climb through rhododendron forests this morning, if you are here during the spring, enjoy the colors as the trees are in bloom, eventually you will emerge at the saddle of Chalang Pati (3380m), you will soon enter the Gosainkunda protected area, please do respect your surrounding environment and local cultures. There are few places to stop for water today so be sure you have enough on you. You will enjoy great views along the ridge of Langtang Lirung from the north and looking west you can see Ganesh Himal and Manaslu, Tibet is also visible in the distance. Shortly the lakes will come in to view as the climb continues gently, you will then drop to the third lake, the hold Gosainkunda (4380m). Many people come here to worship and bath in the lake during full moon festivals every August.
Day 13 : Gosainkunda to Ghopte 3430m. Today is a long one on many rough rails, it will take around 5 hours, and to begin with you will follow the north side of the lake before climbing towards the pass of Laurebina La (4610m), on the way you will see more lakes as you go. You will find many cairns on the pass, from here you will begin your descent through some summer pastures to Phedi (3740m) and Dupi Chaur (3630m) and finally to Gopte (3440m).
Day 14 : Ghopte to Kutumsang 2470m. You descend into a thick forest of rhododendrons today, you will find yourself climbing and dropping over the moraine as you go before your final ascent to Therapati then You begin with an easy descent today through flower strewn meadows before arriving at Magengoth at 3150m, a very remote area of high pastures and forestry. For the first 3 hours today the trail descends gradually but the second half is steeper down to Kutumsang, a small village on a windy ridge.
Day 15 : Kutumsang to Chisopani 2215m. You descend further today through more meadows, you will be travelling for approximately 6 hours today, keep an eye out for Gul Bhanjyang Chorten close by. You cross another pass at 2620m before dropping to a little traditional Tamang village at 2130m. From here you continue Thodang Betini (2100m) and up to Jhogin Danda Ridge at 2470m followed by a steep descent to Chipling (2170m), finally you have one last ascent to Chisapani at 2300m from where you will experience spectacular views.
Day 16 : Chisopani to Kathmandu 1350m. After waking early for a dramatic sunrise this morning you will head for the village of Borlang Bhanjyang and along the Shivapuri ridge through thick forests until you reach Sundarijal where you will meet your transport. From here it is only 1hour back to Kathmandu where you will be taken to your hotel.
Day 17: Kthmanu 1350m. Final day for relax, re-organise your bags, shopping in Kathmandu and Remember to re-confirm your flights.
Day 18. Fly back to home This is your final day in Kathmandu before catching your flight to home, ensure you have all the stuff packed and arrive at the airport Fly to home.
01. Airport picks and drops by private vehicle
02. Accommodation in at three star hotels with breakfast
03. Accommodation in tea house runs by local people during trek
04. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including tea/coffee.
05. Sightseeing in UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley
06 trek guide and porter to carry your luggage
07. Accommodation, food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of trek guide and porters
08. Langtang National Park entry fee
09. All necessary paper works.
10. TIMS Card (Trekker's Information Management System card)
11. All additional government tax
12. Government license holder city guide
13. Kathmandu to Dhunche and Sundarijal to Kathmandu Private Jeep
Cost does not include:
01. Nepal entry visa fee (U$ 40 for 30 days from date of issue)
02. International air fare
03. personal Travelers insurance (Compulsory)
04. Lunch and dinner Kathmandu
05. Bar bills, telephone and other personal expenses laundry)Tips to guide and porters
07. All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. personal illness, strike etc.
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