The Langtang valley, also known as “valley of glaciers” offers an abundance of wildlife, extremely rich cultural and historical experience. Couple this with picturesque scenery such as pine forests, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and mountains rising up; it is bound to be a unique experience.
By this trek you will understand the history of the Tibetan ancestry and their way of living, agriculture and trade. This trail is newly developed leaving the tradition virtually untouched. You can enjoy not only the colorful dresses of the peoples but also the blooming rhododendron forests, birds and butterflies.
|Kathmandu to Syabru Beshi and Syabru Beshi to Kathmandu on Private jeep|
|8 night accommodation while trekking on full board basis i.e. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.|
|An experienced, English-speaking and government-license holder trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)|
|Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)|
|Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation.|
|All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)|
|Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)|
|Food and drinks/ Beverage bills|
|Extars cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels|
|donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .|
|Personal Hiking gear, personal kits|
|Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind|
Driving duration: 7/8 hours
Have your breakfast in the morning and then you will be heading towards Syabrubesi. You will drive throught the road which twist and turn along the high hills through remote villages and along the Trishuli river and then touring over rough roads. The road guides you into the Langtang National Park where you will immediately notice the remoteness of the human settlement at higher altitude. As you reach Syabru, you will have your lunch here and after sometime, you will start walking to the beautiful village of Langtang region "Gatlang". You will follow the trail around the valley and ascending up to a view point which offers beautiful views of the Ganesh Himal, Goljang valley and the Gosaikunda range. As you descend and walk through the valley of Gatlang, you will pass by a lake and an apple farm. After your arrival in the village of Gatlang you can get refreshed, get acquainted with the friendly Buddhists, and be introduced to the local Syabru dance. While trekking you will get to experience the Tamang culture. Overnight in Syabru Besi.
Day 2: Syabrubesi to Gatlang (2238m)
Hiking duration: 6 hours
After breakfast at your teahouse, your trek ascends up to the view point; from where we can see the fantastic view of Goljang valley with Ganesh Himal and Gosaikunda range. Then the trail descends down to the Goljang where you stop for your hot Lunch. The beautiful Tamang village is another 3 hrs walk from Goljang where you stop for overnight at the lodge. Upon arrival to the Gatlang you will get very warm welcomed by local villagers. Gatlang is a small village on the hillside with the traditional stone houses. Get refreshed and explores the surrounding village area and enjoy the local Syabru dance.
Overnight in Gatlang.
Hiking duration: 6/7 hours
After having breakfast in the lodge in Gatlang, your trek starts. Today, you will feel the difficulty while walking throughout the day as the trek starts off by descending to Thangbuchet (near Chilime village) by the Bhotekoshi River. The trail goes along the Bhotekoshi River, passing the villages, and then ascends until you arrive in Tatopani where you will be staying for the night. Chilime Hydropower is one of the attractions there. Tatopani literally means ‘Hot water’. Here, you can relax in the natural hot springs which is believed to have healing properties. Overnight in Tatopani.
Hiking duration: 3/4 hours
Today, the walking hour is shorter than that of other days. After having breakfast in the lodge, you will commence walking to reach Nagthali. You will start climbing upward from Tatopani to reach Nagthali which sits at the altitude of 3165m. Nagthali was once a popular meditation center for the local monks and priests. It is the highest pass of this area covered with the open grassland and offers panoramic views of snow covered Langtang Lirung, Kerung, Ganesh Himal and Sanjen Ranges. Once you reach Nagthali, you will check in to the lodge and can your lunch. Now, the remaining time is free for you. You can either rest and relax in the lodge or walk around the surroundings of Lodge. Overnight in Nagthali.
Hiking duration: 6/7 hours
Today, you will continue walking to another Tibetan influenced Tamang community, "Briddhim". As the first phase of trekking, you will descend down to Thuman. You might encounter with the herds of Nepali Gray Langur(Monkeys). At Thuman, you will see the ancient monasteries and houses adorned with rich wood engravings. You can have your lunch in Thuman and continue walking through rhododendron forests and meadows towards Bridim, another Tibetan influenced Tamang community on the lap of Langtang Himal. This is your destination for today. Here, you will see other trekkers trekking on Langtang Trail. Overnight in Briddhim.
Hiking duration: 4/5 hours
Today, you will have your breakfast in the lodge and then continue walking to Sherpa Gaon. After walking for 1 hour, you will reach Wangal village and from here you will have to walk through the steep trail until you reach Khanjum village. In this village, you can have your lunch and after lunch, you will continue walking to Sherpa Gaon. From Sherpa Gaon, you can have the beautiful view of the surrounding himalayan ranges.
Overnight in Sherpa Gaon.
Day 7: Sherpa Gaon to GhodaTabela (3010m)
Hiking duration: 4/5 hours
From Sherpa gaon, you will start walking to reach Ghodatabela. After walking for 1 hour, you will reach Lama Hotel and from here you will enter a forested area from where you will occasionally see the glimpse of Langtang Lirung. Now, the trail becomes more steeper and ascend up gradually. On the way, you will cross the north bank of river and continue walking. You will pass the Gumnachowk on the way from where you will climb a short steep hill from the river path from where the valley widens and you will arrive to Ghodatabela (3010m). Once you reach Ghodatabela, you will check in to the lodge. Overnight accommodation will be in a local lodge.
Hiking duration: 5/6 hours
Today, you will return back to Syabrubeshi. You will have your breakfast in the hotel and then start walking downhill through the Forest area. On the way, you will get chance to view Mt. Langtang Rirung along with the nice view of Langtang areas. On the way you will walk through the jungle and some small villages. You can have your lunch on the way and continue walking to reach Saybrubeshi. Once you reach Syabru Besi, you will check-in to the lodge and then rest and relax. Overnight in Syabru Besi.
Driving distance: 9 hours
After your breakfast in the morning get ready to drive back to Kathmandu with the splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. After reaching to Kathmandu the remaining time is for you to rest and in the evening you can explore Thamel and the local streets on your own.
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