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Overview

A seven hours bus drive to Dhunche which is 105 Kilometers north east of Kathmandu brings you to the starting point of this spectacular Langtang 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 on the rich alpine pastures under the watchful eyes of their herders. Breathtaking mountain views emerge 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 chortens, 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.

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EXCEPTIONAL TRIP FOR GOSAIKUNDA – THE SACRED  LAKE n RIVER
There is a Shamanism and a Full moon Festival at 4312 meters in this region, every August.

  • Fully supported camping Trek or tea house trek is available
  • Clean-up campaign for the area
  • Appreciation of culture and viewing Shamanism rituals at Lake Gosainkunda of Langtang region.

Shamans (“Dhami”) come from all over Nepal and arrive to 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.

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  • Day 1 : Arrival Day - Kathmandu
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu Valley Exploration.
  • Day 3 : Kathmandu - Dhunche
  • Day 4 : Dhunche - Thulo Syaphru
  • Day 5 : Thulo Syaphru - Lama Hotel
  • Day 6 : Lama Hotel - Langtang Village
  • Day 7 : Langtang Village - Kanjying Gumba
  • Day 8 : Kanjying Gumba Acclimatization Day.
  • Day 9 : Kanjying - Lama Hotel.
  • Day 10 : Lama Hotel - Syaprubesi.
  • Day 11 : Syaphrubesi - Kathmandu.
  • Day 12 : Departure Day
Day
1

Arrival Day - Kathmandu

You will be welcomed and received on your arrival by our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Later on, you will be transferred to your hotel; check into the room and spend some relaxing time until we meet at some point in the evening for the trip briefing. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival at hotel.

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1400 m

Day
2

Kathmandu Valley Exploration.

After breakfast in the morning we take you for the Kathmandu sightseeing tour. We are going to do the UNESCO CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR today which includes: Swoyambhunath - The oldest Buddhist Stupa in Kathmandu Valley, a beautiful abode for lots of monkeys thus also known as Monkey Temple, is also a perfect vantage point to see Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath- A holy pilgrimage for Hindus and Hindu Crematorium, watch as the Hindu dead bodies are cremated in the most unique way in the world; we come across men with ash rubbed body, matted locks and dreaded look which is typical look of a Hindu Holy Men known as Sadhus. Boudhanath- the biggest Buddhist temple in the world; a site for Tibetan Buddhism where we can visit monasteries, watch the Holy Monks busy in their chanting ritual going around the temple. Patan Durbar Square- A Medieval Royal Palace area which is also known as the city of fine arts, we can see the finest example of metal and stone carving back to 14th century and also the amazing Nepali Architecture.

Meal

B

Day
3

Kathmandu - Dhunche

Take a drive of about seven hours from Kathmandu to Dhunche by a public bus. The mountain road takes you through local villages, forested areas where you can see glimpses of local Nepali life. Enjoy somewhat bumpy but a nice scenic drive through the country side of Nepal. Stay overnight in Dhunche.

Meal

B/L/D

Altitude

1900 m

Day
4

Dhunche - Thulo Syaphru

Take an early breakfast and start the first day of your trek. The trek to Thulo Syaphru today takes about six hours with ample breaks on the trail. Feel the fresh mountain air and head higher towards the destination. Enjoy the view of Langtang, Lerung and other mountain peaks while your are walking the trail. You will walk mostly through forested area with occasional passing through local villages.

Meal

B/L/D

Altitude

2250 m

Time

6 hrs

Day
5

Thulo Syaphru - Lama Hotel

Take a drive of about seven hours from Kathmandu to Dhunche by a public bus. The mountain road takes you through local villages, forested areas where you can see glimpses of local Nepali life. Enjoy somewhat bumpy but a nice scenic drive through the country side of Nepal. Stay overnight in Dhunche. Approximate Travel Duration: 7 Hrs

Meal

B/L/D

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

2455 m

Time

7 hrs

Day
6

Lama Hotel - Langtang Village

Today you enter the Langtang National Park as you walk to today\'s destination, Langtang village. An about three hours walk takes you to a place called Ghoda Tabala (Horse Stable) from where you enter the national park. Another three hours of walk ascending the national park takes you to Langtang village where you spend your night today.

Meal

3430 m

Accomodation

Hotel

Time

6 hrs

Ascent

B/L/D

Day
7

Langtang Village - Kanjying Gumba

Relatively short walk today takes you to an amazing mountain village of Kanjying. The walk is incredibly beautiful as it provides you the close up view of Langtang range. Once you are in Kanjying, you can visit monastery; enjoy the view of soaring snow capped Himalayan peaks in the Langtang range.

Meal

B/L/D

Altitude

3870 m

Time

4 hrs

Day
8

Kanjying Gumba Acclimatization Day.

You will be staying overnight here today but you have a busy day. As this is an acclimatization day, you will be hiking either to Kanjying Ri - 4770 m or to Cherko Ri - 4984 m; enjoy the close up view of the mountains and return back to Kanjying Gumba for overnight stay. Get used to with the high altitude climate.

Meal

B/L/D

Altitude

4770 m

Day
9

Kanjying - Lama Hotel.

Make a return trip back to Lama hotel via Langtang village after the unbelievable exploration of the Langtang region. Stay at Lama hotel in a tea house.

Meal

B/L/D

Accomodation

Hotel

Time

7 hrs

Day
10

Lama Hotel - Syaprubesi.

Another nice walk of about five hours today takes you to Syabrubesi on the bank of River Trishuli, a fresh Himalayan water river famous for rafting on its lower section. Stay overnight at Syaphrubesi.

Meal

B/L/D

Accomodation

Hotel

Time

5 hrs

Day
11

Syaphrubesi - Kathmandu.

After Breakfast drive for about seven hours back to Kathmandu by Public Bus and check in to Hotel. Evening we will take you to cultural show and dinner.

Meal

B/L/D

Day
12

Departure Day

You will be transferred to airport at your schedule for the final departure as today is the last day of 12 days Langtang Valley Trekking.

Meal

B

Time

12 days

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Includes

  • Accommodation in a (3) three star hotels in the cities but for the duration of the trek only simple lodges are available.
  • Ground transportations provided.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions city tour guide will accompany you.
  • Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek.
  • Government trained guides and needed no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals will be provided.
  • Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.
  • Every National Park entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.

Exclude

  • International Flight tickets.
  • Heritage sites entrance fees in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guides and porters.
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our grasp.

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