Langtang lies to the north of Katmandu near the Tibetan border. The Langtang valley is also called “the valley of glaciers”. The region holds mountain peaks such as the Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa, and Gonja La Pass. The scenic holy village of Tarkegyang is famous in the region. There are also high mountains of solid ice. It is the third most popular trekking region of Nepal. To be precise, it is the nearest trekking destination from Kathmandu. The region offers a multitude of trekking destinations. The three major areas of the region are Langtang, Goshaikunda & Helambu. A visit to Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.
The other destination Goshaikunda (4300m) has also many things to offer. Every year, pilgrims of both Hindus & Buddhists visit in this sacred place. Langtang region is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Lirung (7246 metres) dominates the valley to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Naya Kangri (5846m) lie to the south; and Dorje Lakpa (6966 metres) protects the east end of the valley. The area was designated Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park in 1971. A visit to the Langtang Valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will transfer to your hotel, We will brief about your trip activities. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Sightseeing in Some of landmarks that are the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath). You can also make your last minute buying of personal items and preparation for the next day.
Overnight at Hotel B/B.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (8 hours)
After the breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descend down to Syabrubesi. Over night at Hotel.
Day 04: Syabru Besi Trek to Lama Hotel (2748m)
After breakfast we will cross over to the bank of the Langtang river and start out on the trail through a thick forest filled with oak, pine and bamboo trees. We may spot some wildlife such as the local monkeys, wild boar and if we are lucky the Himalayan black bear or the endangered red panda.
The route hugs the river bank for 2 hours before starting a gentle ascend until we reach Lama hotel after 6 hours. Lama hotel is located on the bank of the river so we fall asleep to sound of rushing water. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3500m)
We leave Lama Hotel and continue to gain altitude while walking through wonderful mountain scenery with the flowing river nearby and surrounding waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghora Tabela the snowy white peaks of the Langtang range come into view.
After walking for about 3 hours we reach Langtang village, which is the headquarters of Langtang National Park. The village’s water-driven mills, flat-roofed Tibetan style houses and prayer wheels lend a quaint charm. Once settled at our guesthouse you can take some time to explore the village and the local yak cheese factory. Overnight at Lodge
Day 06: Langtang Village Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3800m)
Rising early we continue down Langtang valley through tiny ethnic Tibetan villages and past yaks and horses grazing in terraced fields until we reach Kyangjin Gompa after about 4 hours.
Situated on a small plain surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Langtang Range – Dorje Larpa (6990m), Langtang Ri (6370m), Langtang Lirung (7245m) and Yala Peak (5520m), Kyangjin Gompa has a monastery, a government run cheese factory (built with Swiss assistance) and a few houses and lodges. Due to its high altitude Kyangjin Gompa is not occupied in winter, but during trekking season it provides a welcoming sight far into Langtang valley. Overnight at Lodge
Day 07: Explore the area around Kyangjin Gompa or climb Tserko Ri (5050m)
Today you can either choose to rest and visit the nearby monastery and cheese factory or climb the nearby Tserko Ri.
Situated at 5050m,Tserko Ri is a steep climb from Kyangjin Gompa taking about two hours. However, the spectacular mountain views available of the surrounding peaks and up and down the Langtang valley offer plentiful reward. This is the pinnacle of the Langtang trek and energy permitting the ascent of Tserko Ri should defiantly be undertaken so that you can take in Langtang’s snowcapped mountain range in all its glory.Overnight at Lodge
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa Trek to Lama Hotel (2748m)
After breakfast we descending down to lama hotel through the Langtang village and The trail follows a general decent enabling us to gain a lot of ground quickly while at the same time allowing ample time for rest and lunch. Following the Langtang river we pass through Ghora Tabela until finally descending to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lodge
Day 09: Lama Hotel Trek to Thulo Syabhru (2260m)
The trail leading up to Thulo Shyphru climbs steadily from Lama Hotel but on route you will come across some of the local white Langur monkeys running and playing among the trees as well as various local species of birds. Thulo Shyphru village is a remarkable cluster of homes perched atop a mountain with amazing views of Ganesh Himal (7710m), Langtang Himal and its ranges. Here we enjoy the breathtaking sunset over the Himalayas before turning in for the night. Overnight at Lodge
Day 10: Thulo Syabhru Trek to Sing Gompa (3250m)
The trail leading out of Thulo Syabhru ascends up a steep path through oak, hemlock, and fir forests and passes through village of Dursagang (2660m) with continuing amazing views of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and the mountains far into Tibet.
Coming to Sing Gompa we will take in a tour of the local yak cheese factory and Buddhist monastery and over dinner we can enjoy the panoramic views and wild nature. Overnight at Lodge
Day 11: Sing Gompa Trek to Gosaikunda (4360m)
The initial gentle ascend out of Sing Gompa becomes steep as we approach Gosaikunda. However, the rugged trail offers dramatic views to the west with Himal Chuli (7893m), the Manaslu range (8156mm), the Ganesh Himal range (7406m) and far away Tibetan peaks. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung.
There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda basin and on our trail, high up on the ridge (4100m) the first, Sarawasti Kunda appears below. The trail then continues along a rocky spur and a short distance ahead the much larger lake, Bhairabh Kund comes into view.Keeping to the ridge we drop down alongside the largest lake, Gosainkund, where you should keep an eye out for the fabled black rock at the centre of the lake, said to be the head of Shiva (Hindu God). Overnight at Lodge
Day 12: Gosaikunda Trek to Dunche (3250m)
Today we descend back down dunce the trial passing through Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests along the way, overnight at Hotel.
Day 13: Dunche to Kathmandu(1350m)
After breakfast we drive to Kathmandu around 7 hours and transfer to your hotel.
Day 14 Kathmandu
This pleasant day you may have full day at leisure at your own or can be extends your extra trip with us on additional cost or time to explore the Thamel for last day shopping and evening Matterhorn Treks & Expedition will take you for Farewell dinner.
Overnight at Hotel /B.
Day 15 Departure from Kathmandu
Matterhorn treks & Expedition will transferred to the International Airport your departure flight to your onward destination.
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