Duration: 10 days
Trek Grade: Moderate – enjoyable
Starts: In Kathmandu/ Ends: In Kathmandu
Group size: 1+
Trek type: Tea house lodge/camping also available
Meals: All meals provided on the trail
Transportation: Private car/tourist coach – depending on number of people
Maximum altitude: 3900m
- This is a short trek across green pastures into a lush valley till you reach Kyangjin…..the hike goes on to explore high mountains wonderful glacial systems…a venture that introduces you to unique natural landscapes….a holiday to stir your emotions for a long, long time…
We begin our venture with an overland journey to Dunche, the primary commercial town in this area. From here on, we spend four easy going days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some exploration of the high mountains and its glacial systems. We back track for three days before taking a different route to experience even more naturally wild but beautiful country as we return to the busy little town of Dunche where our trek concludes and then proceed onwards to Kathmandu. This trek is ideal for people not wishing to trek over the Laurebina pass at 4610 meters. We do this trek slow & easy; at our own pace to digest in the stunning ecological environment of this evergreen valley so popularly known as ‘Langtang’……
- Day 01: Drive Kathmandu / Dhunche (1966m)
Day 02: Trek Dhunche / Syabru Gaun (2581m)
Day 03: Trek Syabru Gaun / Lama Hotel (2470m)
Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel / Langtang village (3430m)
Day 05: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m)
Day 06: Day for rest at Kyangjin Gompa
Day 07: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel / Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaun (3000m)
Day 09: Drive back from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by local bus.
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu for home
- Day 1 Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m) which takes about eight hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathmandu to your destination will be made by either a local bus or a land cruiser. Stay over night in a tea house lodge or an option to camp.
Day 2 Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) which takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). You pass through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to a ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245m), the whole Tibetan Himal range and several other fascinating peaks. Stay over night in a tea house lodge.
Day 3 Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru’s main street and then drops to the Ghopche Khola (2050m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Thereafter, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you will see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. There are a few lodges and shops which provides trekkers with essentially required supplies if needed.
Stay over night in a tea house lodge.
Day 4 Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking 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 the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. Stay over night in a tea house lodge.
Day 5 Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m) which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m), Langtang Ri (6370m), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and some other fascinating peaks. Stay over night in a tea house lodge or in camps.
Day 6 Rest days at Kyangjin Gompa and we do some excursions in and around the area. This is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay over night in a tea house lodge or in camps.
Day 7 Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel takes about six hours. From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay over night in a tea house lodge or in camps.
Day 8 Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon which takes about five hours. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and lush green hills. The first half part of the trail goes gradually down and then the trail steeply descends to Syabru Besi (1600m.). A huge hydropower project called the Chilime Power Plant is based here. The main inhabitants of this area belong to the Tamang community. Stay over night in a tea house lodge or in camps.
Day 9 Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus, which takes about nine hours. You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. At eventide, we proceed to a well known Nepali kitchen for some tasty Nepalese cuisine; and as we enjoy our meals, we will be entertained by a thrilling cultural dance performed by the local belles in the area. This will be an interesting occasion. Over night at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10 do some last minute packing and or shopping. Our representatives will be on standby to drop you to the airport for your connecting flight home.