Trekking Langtang

Active, Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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Tour description provided by G Adventures

There's nothing quite like the hiking challenge presented by the Himalayas — are you ready to conquer it? More than just Everest Base Camp, this trek in the Kathmandu Valley is one that gives people a different perspective on the valleys and peaks of Nepal. Hike up through an ever-changing landscape of flower-filled fields and lush green forests before emerging among monasteries and villages. As a reward, take in the impressive sight of the Langtang Glacier and stay in rustic villages and monasteries. If you're longing to get off the overcrowded path from Base Camp, this unique hike is the perfect solution.

What’s included

  • Your G for Good Moment: Sisterhood of Survivors Project, Kathmandu
  • Transport to and from Kathmandu
  • Hike in the Langtang region (10-day)
  • English-speaking local guide and assistants for the trek
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Uncrowded trails among the impressive peaks of the himalayas
  • Trek upwards through differing ecosystems
  • Marvel at rhododendron and larch forests
  • Visit small villages and monasteries.

Itinerary

Day 1 Kathmandu Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Kathmandu/Nuwakot (1L, 1D) In the morning enjoy free time exploring. Afterwards, visit the G Adventures-supported Sisterhood of Survivors Project and enjoy an authentic Nepalese style lunch. Afterwards, drive to Nuwakot and arrive at the homestay. Visit the surrounding village and farms, observing how the local homestays positively impact the community. Included Activities: Sisterhood of Survivors Project Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s), 81km)
Day 3 Nuwakot/Syābru Bensi (1B) Sit back and soak in the scenery en route to the starting trekking village. The first part of the highway is quite smooth. As the scenery becomes increasingly rural, the roads get narrower and start to wind. Some roads remain in disrepair from the earthquake and landslides. Arrive to Syabrubeshi village, the gateway for the Langtang trek. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 4 Syābru Bensi/Lama Hotel It's a full day of hiking today. Leave Syabru Besi and hike to Lama Hotel, passing through villages and past rhododendron forests along the way. Expect to hike a gradual incline for approximately 6 hours. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 1 Transport: Hiking
Day 5 Lama Hotel/Lāngtāng The trail inclines gradually for approximately two hours with arid views, resembling a desert. Langtang is one of the biggest villages on this trekking route. Notice a raised Memorial Chorten to commemorate the 2015 Nepalese Earthquake which triggered an avalanche through the village. From Langtang village, take in views of peaks such as Yala Peak, Changmu Peak, and Gangchempo Peak. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 2 Transport: Hiking
Day 6 Lāngtāng/Kyanjing Gompa Today is a relatively easy walking day, gradually walking uphill for about 4 hours before reaching Kyangjing Gompa. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 3 Transport: Hiking
Day 7 Kyanjing Gompa Embark on an excursion to nearby viewpoint, Tshekori. From here, view all of the Langtang range and peaks such as Langtang, Langtang Ri, Tshekori, Gangchempo, and Dorje Lakpa. Included Activities: Tshekori Viewpoint Excursion
Day 8 Kyanjing Gompa/Lama Hotel Repeat the path following the Langtang Khola to Langtang Valley and on to the Ghore Tabela. Stop for a lunch break at Ghore Tabela then continue onwards on the vertical trek to Lama Hotel. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 4 Transport: Hiking
Day 9 Lama Hotel/Thulo Syabru The trek today will be approximately 6 hours. Spend the first half of the trek to reach the lunch break point. Following this, it will be another uphill trek to reach Thulo Syabru. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 5 Transport: Hiking
Day 10 Thulo Syabru/Chandanbari Through a steep forest of oak and hemlock, then past a rhododendron forest, trek for 5-6 hours to reach Chandanbari. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 6 Transport: Hiking (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 11 Chandanbari/Gosāin Kund It's a full day of hiking to Gosainkunda. Two to three hours into the hike, reach Cholang Pati for a tea break. Experience amazing landscapes on the way of waterfalls and rhododendron forests. Walk uphill for an hour and reach Lauri Binayak. Stop here for lunch and to take in the breathtaking mountainous views. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 7 Transport: Hiking
Day 12 Gosāin Kund/Thāre Pāti Lace up your boots for another full day of hiking. Trek over the Gosainkunda Pass (4,610m/15,124.7 ft), the highest point on the journey. Continue downwards to the lodges of Tharepati (3,690m/12,106.3 ft). Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 8 Transport: Hiking
Day 13 Thāre Pāti/Nakote Today trek downhill to reach Nakote, a community located alongside a small river. Trekking today will be approximately 6 hours through a dense forest of rhododendrons. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 9 Transport: Hiking (1.00-2.00 hours)
Day 14 Nakote/Kathmandu Spend the morning trekking for 5-6 hours from Nakote to Timbu. In the afternoon, transfer back to Kathmandu. Included Activities: Langtang Trekking Day 10 Transport: Hiking (5.00-6.00 hours) Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
Day 15 Kathmandu Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
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