Trekking to the third popular region, just south of the Tibetan border offers an opportunity to explore interesting Tibetan style villages, monasteries and peoples whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet than to the traditions of their cousins in the middle hills; as well as visiting glaciers at the head of the valley. An optional climb to the Yala peak provides stunning views. From Kathmandu, we take 8hrs. drive on a hair-raising mountain road to Dhunche and start of our trek. We climb through beautiful Chir and Blue pine forest before we reach at Shyabru. After crossing the Langtang Khola, we start our climb up the Langtang valley through excellent forests. Magnificent views are seen from Kyangjing Gomba and visiting glacier or climb the peaks at a comfortable low elevation. After descending to Langtang, Ghore Tabela and Shyabru, we do finish the trek at Dhunche from where we have 7hrs. drive to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport.
You'll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu - Dhunche 1970m 8hr drive.
An hour drive to Kakani with great views of the Himalayas then follow narrow road to TTrishuland uphill drive to Kalikasthan and further Dhunche an attractive village with large stone houses providing excellent views of Gheng Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.
Day 03: Dhunche - Shyabru 2150m 6hrs trek.
Fist walking along the road until Thulo Bharkhu than steep up to ridge through the pinewoods entering the Langtang Valley. The trail then along the ridge descends a short steep slope into Shyabru.
Day 04: Shyabru - Lama Hotel 2400m 6hrs trek.
The trail first descends through a dense forest to the bridge then climb up to the Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chongong.
Day 05: Lama Hotel - Langtang Village 3400m 6hrs trek.
The trail climbs steadily to Ghore Tabela with specctacular views of Langtang Lirung (7246m) through the forest. Continue to ascend steadily up to Langtang village an interesting Tibetan-style village.
Day 06: Langtang Village - Kyanjin Gompa 3800m 5hrs trek.
Trail ascends gradually to a chorten behind which is a very long mani wall and passes two small villages and the village widens then some streams and a moraine before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa.
A rewarding day hike further up the valley Kyanjin-Ri or Cherkori for the spectacular views that include Langtang Lirung, Ganchenpo, Langshisa Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Lenpo Gang and Urkinmang.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa – Ghore Tabela 2970m 7hrs trek.
Since you'll be acclimatized and will be descending, we trek down all the way to Ghore Tabela through the same trail in a day's walk from Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 09: Ghore Tabela – Shyabru 2225m 6hrs trek.
We continue to keep retracing our steps back on the same trail and you should be able to reach Syabru in another day descending.
Day 10: Shyabru - Sing Gompa 3440m 6hrs trek.
Climb up the steep hill above the village passing pleasant teas-house in the settlement of Dursagang then through forests, old chorten to the top of the ridge further to the small Buddhist monastery of Sing Gompa is about 100m along the trail to the left.
Day 11: Sing Gompa – Dhunche.
The trail goes along the ridge ascending a short steep slope into Shyabru then descend through. Thulo Bharkhu village and further to Dhunche along the road way.
Day 12: Dhunche – Kathmandu.
Drive to Kalikasthan and further down to Tirshuli then to Kakani with views of Gheng, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal. From Kakani, it is about 3 hrs drive to get to the Kathmandu.
Day 13: Departure.
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
- Arrival/departure transfers.
- 2 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
- Lodge accommodations and all meals during the trek, down jacket, sleeping bag.
- Cost for a First Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide and Porter.
- Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag.
- All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits.
- All government and local taxes where applicable.
- Welcome or farewell dinner.
- International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
- Lunch/dinner in Kathmandu.
- Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
- Tips for the trekking crew.
- Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.
Trip Essential Information
Introduction and trip briefing:
We give a short brief about the trip in Kathmandu on the same day of your arrival and introduce your trip guide and team members. At the mean time, we provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions if any about the trip.
Accommodation: Lodges in the mountains are not as comfortable and clean as in the city but not the very basic. The lodges we use normally have combination of dormitories, twin, triple room and beds have foam mattress. There are few factors that affect our choice of a particular lodge which may not always be immediately obvious but the great looking lodges from outside may not be the cleanest and may not provide the best service or food. Please note that we also do not use lodges that will not provide accommodation for porters and guides as we believe that we have a duty to look after all our staffs. Some of the lodges now have attached bathrooms but we do not include this in the price of your trips. However due to availability issue you may be given a room with a bathroom and we will not charge extra.
Meals: Three meals as per your choice are provided in a day. Every lodge has a food menu and ordering book and you should write down in it everything you order under you name and room number. Guide will assist it actually and check at kitchen how busy they are. However it is good to order the food in one hour advance. Lunch is normally taken in a lodge along the way and we suggest the group tries to order similar dishes to make easier and shorter time. Nepali,Tibetan, Continental etc dishes are available though. However local food like vegetables, potatoes, soups are fresh, hygiene and healthy.
Guide: English speaking, well experienced and knowledgeable holding license from government institutions. They are well trained about the high altitude problem, eco tourism, social responsibilities and sincerely dedicated on their duty. Actually our guides play an invaluable role in ensuring that our clients have the best opportunity to experience, learn about, and enjoy their trip presenting them whenever you need any help. Porters: Normally we use only regular porters working for the company. Our porters are fully equipped and insured having knowledge of walking on snow and high altitude passes. They are very honest, reliable, strong and of curse get good pay. They can speak engligh and will be referred to take the guide training after they are well experience and confident. Travel Insurance We suggest and t is a condition of traveling with us that you must be fully insured, including air rescue services and all medical expenses. You decide and choose what amount and types of is insurance is suitable for your trip nature as some does buy cancellation and only for certain period of time.
Itinerary: Given itinerary is flexible so if needed there is often there will be possibility on the trek to extend or shorten the walking days. In the special case if the trips is ended a week or more earlier, there will be given an optional for a short trip. Please discuss this with your trek guide and express your wishes.
Washing and Toilet: Most of lodges offer hot shower now. Some times a hot shower means a bucket of hot water and ask your trek guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water if the water is not solar-heated. Please note that higher place and cold time there is very little chance to have enough and hot water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but ask your trek guide about the place where you can wash and clean your teeth. In any event it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you. If the water frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water which does not cost money.
Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are out side the lodge but now some lodge are have inside the room or lodge. They tent to be cleaner in the lower and Annapurna region than the Everest or other remote and high region because of water shortage and temperature. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.
Drinking water: Most of the stomach problems are faced from drinking water in the mountain so you should really care of it. Bottle of mineral water is normally available but environmentally unfriendly options so we recommend filtered and boiled water that should be treated with iodine / purifying tablet before you drink it. The lodge people charge minimum for boiled water as fuel is used to boil the water and wait about half an hour before adding any fruit powder etc.
Transportation: Deluxe private vehicle are provided while on city tour, airport transfers and local bus to trek starting and ending point or private vechicle will be arranged at an extra cost if required.
Electricity: Small scale electricity schemes are running is several mountain communities but as they by definition small the light may not be strong enogh to read by and is not always guaranteed to be working. Kerosene lamps, candles or solar light bulbs are often used is the dining room where there is no electricity. A toch light, with extera battries is essential. Some lodges have rechargeing facilites for which there is a small charge. Nepal use voltages, 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets are fit both round and flat.