Into the Mountains at NORTH OF KATHMANDU
A bus drive to Syabrubensi past Dhunche which is 125 Kilometers, northeast of Kathmandu brings you to the starting point of this spectacular Langtang region trek to the splendid Langtang valley region of central Nepal.
Moving up a gentle gradient, you pass along the dramatic ridges through villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamangs and Sherpa people where you will come across the lush forest of Rhododendrons, conifers and oaks.
You will also pass through mountain grazing cattle’s on the rich alpine pastures under the watchful eyes of their herders. Breathtaking mountain views immerge on your ascent as the vegetation becomes sparser and the conditions more challenging. Once you enter the core Langtang valley from Ghora Tabala you will find fluttering prayer flags in the main trails, brightly painted shortens, Mani walls (carved Tibetan mantra Om Mani Padme Hum) and yak herders welcome you to the land of these high mountain people.
Langtang Lirung, Langshisa, Ganjala Peaks proudly shows above as you head for the main Langtang and Kanjing trail. This adventure takes you off the bitten track into the valley of a hardy untouched people.
You will have ample time to explore and relax in Kathmandu.
EXCEPTIONAL TRIP FOR GOSAIKUNDA – THE SACRED Lake and origin of Holy RIVER Trishuli
There is a festival at the Full moon every August, people who practice Shamanism goes to the lake at 4312 meters in this region, every year to recharge their energy with the dip in the Lake and Puja of Lord Shiva.
Shamans (“Dhami”) come from all over Nepal and arrive at the lake on full moon night which involves dancing and singing. This day is considered holy by the shamans whereby apprentices or “Jhankris” graduate into full shamans.
The full moon month of Shrawan (July – August), the day when this festival is observed is considered sacred all over Nepal and is celebrated in different manners by various groups of people. Throughout the Kingdom, the “Dagadhari” (or those who wear the “Janai” or sacred thread on their bodies) change the “Janai” after having a haircut and a ritual bath on the occasion of Janai Purnima, also known as “Rishi Tarpani”. This festival is observed by the Hindus, especially of the Shaiva sect.
Full moon night in the month of August is also popularly known as “Gunhu Punhi” in the Newar community.
According to time-honored tradition, people receive the “Rakshya Bandhan” thread tied around the wrist. The yellow thread is purified by the chanting of Mantras by Brahmins as a symbol of protection from fear and disease. They also observe the occasion as “Kwati Purnima”.
On this day, thousands of devotees worship Lord Shiva at Pashupatinath in Kathmandu and at Kumbheswor in Lalitpur and take holy bath dips in the ponds and lakes.
Our representative of Earthbound Expeditions will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he will be displaying an Earthbound Expeditions signboard. You will then be transferred to your hotel.
After breakfast, your tour commences with an excursion of the famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites situated in the Kathmandu valley. Hop in the comfy a/c bus, and we begin our trip. We head to the sites like Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath and Patan Durbar Square. Breakfast included. Overnight at hotel.
Head towards Syabrubensi on a public bus which is a 7-hour drive from Kathmandu. The elevated highway is bound to petrify you with its rocky terrain, hairpin roads and simultaneously soothe you with exquisite views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang and emerald hills. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at Syabrubensi.
The trail crosses through the BhoteKoshi River and then follows the Langtang River. The rugged terrain shows you the landscape of this mountainous region, and after walking for 6 hours, it finally culminates to the Lama Hotel. The trail is home to animals like red panda, bears. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at hotel.
Hike up to Langtang Village by crossing the green meadows of GhodaTabela. En route you’ll be treated to the scenery of snowy peaks, yaks grazing in the background and prayer flags fluttering in the winds. As we trek further, the landscape shows you its secrets. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at hotel.
This 3-hour trek is relatively easy, and the cheese from these parts are tasty. The KanjyingGompa is located on the lap of Langtang and is a perfect vantage point for sightseeing and hill climbing. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at hotel.
The continuous trekking is pretty arduous, so on this day, we’ll explore the KanjyingGompa valley. Help yourself to the panoramic scenery of the great ice faces, monasteries and a jaw-dropping view of the Langtang mountain range. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at hotel.
Head down to the Lama Hotel. The trek takes 6 to 7 hours. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at hotel.
Descend to the banks of Langtang River and from there begins a steep trail to the ThuloSyabru. The route to ThuloSyabru provides ample time to explore the wilderness, and you might see animals like monkeys, red pandas, and the endangered red panda. The trek takes 6 to 7 hours. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at hotel.
The trails from ThuloSyabru takes you through Dursagang, and you’ll see LangtangHimal and Ganesh Himal. The path transforms from steep to flat, and you’ll reach Sing Gompa. Explore the Buddhist monasteries, talk with the locals and enjoy the panoramic views. The trek is likely to take 4 to 5 hours. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Overnight at hotel.
Brace yourself as the most important part of your trek is now on the horizon. The trek requires 6 to 7 hours, and your main challenge will be to climb the steep trail all the way to Gosainkunda. Although tiring, the dramatic view of Ganesh Himal ranges, Tibetan peaks are there to keep you energized. We follow a ridge, and from there you’ll see the holy Gosainkunda along with other dozen lakes like Saraswatikunda and Bhairabkunda. As the Gosainkunda is a pilgrimage site, you’ll see many pilgrims there chanting the name of the Holy Lord. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Stay there
After leaving Gosainkunda, we trek towards the Helambu region by crossing the Lauribina La (pass). The trails are rugged and goes across small lakes, and on the route, you’ll see the awesome scenery of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. The trek takes 6 to 7 hrs. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
After enjoying a substantial breakfast, head towards Kutumsang to catch a picturesque view of the Helambu valley. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Head towards Golvanjyang, and there you can see beautiful monasteries, panoramic landscape and the rugged terrain that defines Nepal. The trek lasts for 5 to 6 hours. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included. Stay overnight there.
Trek for 4 to 5 hours and you’ll get to Sundarijal. From there you can drive back to Kathmandu, and if you still have time, then you can enjoy the Nepalese cultural show along with delicious cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
The trip concludes. Our representatives will drop you at the international airport for your final departure from Nepal. Breakfast included.