|Package name||Langtang Circuit trek|
|Max. elevation||5033 m|
|Transportation||Private tourist vehicle as per the itinerary.|
3-Star hotel in Kathmandu & Best Available Guesthouses during the trek.
|Cost||USD 1,398 per person|
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport, 2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before). And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:
Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the holy Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river.
Another UNESCO World Heritage site; Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.
City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces on to magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),
After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following:
After the Breakfast, We will set off for our exciting Himalayan ride to Shyafru Besi. The journey of about 7 to 8 hours will break by a few stops on the way. With The road crossing the Tirshuli, this reason offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine forests. During the months of March and April, the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and we can see many birds butterflies, and trees. We will have to stop by a few checkpoints on the way to register and buying the national park permits. Then we arrive small town of Shyafru Besi, the Trekking starting point.
On our first day of the trek, we set out towards the Gatlang Village. After 2 hours ascent from Syabrubesi, we reach the viewpoint of Bahun dada from where we can see the fantastic view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Gosainkund range, the Goljang, and Chilime valley. From here we aim to get Gatlang Village for lunch which will take us about 2 hours from the viewpoint. After Lunch, you can walk around the ancient Tamang village of Gatlang is also known as Black Village. The beautiful Tamang village Gatlang offers magnificent views of Langtang Lurung and Langtang II mountains as well the ascent culture of Tamang Heritage. This is one of the biggest settlements of the Tamang people in the entire area.
Today’s walk begins by descending to Chilime village, where we stop for a tea break. After the tea break, the trail will take us up again to another Tamang village Gonggang where we will stop for lunch. And climbing to Tatopani which literally means ‘hot water’. Here we can enjoy the natural hot springs nestled in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. Tatopani also offers magnificent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Sangen Himal, and Chilime Valley.
The trail ascends to Nagthali Danda at the 3300m on the way, we will pass by some local Yak Farm, where you can try the fresh milk of the yaks. Then we continue climbing to Nagthali. The high open grassland with amazing views of snow-covered Himalayas. After lunch, we trek for 2 hours up to Taruche Peak View Point, where we can experience the magical mountains peering at us as well the closest view of villages in Tibet and we get to see all that from “Taruche peak" located at an altitude of 3500m, the highest viewpoint of Tamang heritage reason. And one of the most impressive Mountain View spot in Langtang valley. After that, we will come back to Nagthali for the night.
Today our trail descends all the way to Timure through another beautiful Tamang village of Thuman, on our way along the oldest trade route to Tibet we stop in Timure for lunch. After lunch we trek to Rasuwaghadi, an ancient fort on the Nepal-Tibet border is just 1-hour walk from Timure. After we visit the border of Nepal and Tibet we come back to Timure for the night.
After breakfast our trail continues to Briddim, Today our trail begins with a flatter section in beginning and then ascends to Birdim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang village where we stay in a local home for a truly unique experience. All accommodation, lodgings, and food are offered at local houses on a rotational basis. Here you will have an opportunity to be like a local, you can learn how to cook local food and research about the lifestyle of Tamang people in the mountains and more with a host family. you can also visit an old Gumpa/Monastery on the right top of the village where locals go to pray and worship. This village also offers an ascent Tamang cultural Performance with their traditional music and songs on Request.
We set out towards the Lama Hotel Today; the trek will take 5 to 6 hours crossing the small Villages like Thangshyap, Shurka, Sherpa Gau and Rimche on the lap of the giant Hills. The trail winds through the forests including oaks, nettles, Rhododendron, pine, etc. You will have an opportunity to see the wild bee haves, many birds, butterflies, and wildlife including Red Panda as well only if you are very lucky.
We continue our journey by following the Langtang River again. Gentle climbing through Hemlocks, Oaks, Maples, and Rhododendron forest. After we reach Ghoda Tabela (2970m) the sky opens and the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7225m), Langtang II, Gongchampo and many more can be seen. The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider and we pass many Mani Walls, small Stupas, Water-driven prayer wheels, and scattered Tamang villages. Before we arrive at Langtang village we will walk through the world Langtang Village which was completely destroyed from the earthquake in 2015.
It’s not a big day, After breakfast we will start our journey to Kyanjin Gumba, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa, Yak cheese factory and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains. Around the evening, we will take a small Acclimatization trip above the village which will help us to acclimatize our body in the high altitude and get ready for big climb the next day. Although we can enjoy the remarkable natural panorama, magnificent views of the Langtang Himalaya range.
You set up for the most important day of our trek to Cherco Ri after the early breakfast at your hotel with some packing snacks. After crossing the small wooden bridge over the Langtang River we began to climb. It's 1000 meter steep climb to the top of Cherco Ri. Once you reach the top it provides outstanding views of all the mountains. There will be nothing at all to block the views. 360-degree views of Langtang Himalayas range, Yalla Peak, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Valley, and the hills below will make you feel special. What an achievement! The highest you could get ever in this trek and one of the Best Mountain View Spot of the reason.
It’s an easy downhill walk, less strenuous due to the lowering of the altitude as well. The valley will get narrower and narrower and slowly the Mountains will disappear behind us and we will get into the shady forests again. We will stop by the familiar guesthouse again to celebrate the 5000m achievement.
We will follow the same shady valley until we reach Phaire, from here we will start to climb. After the steep climb, we arrive at the pleasant village of Thulo Shyafru lying on the massive ridge. It offers beautiful views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal. And this village also gives an opportunity to gain an insight into the Tamang tradition, Culture, and custom of the local Tamang Community.
This is the third part of our trek, The Goshaonkunda reason. After crossing the school and the army post at the top of the village we proceed steep hill above the village to Dursagang. After the tea break here the trail is less steep and largely forested to the top of the ridge at Fhulung Danda, where we will stop for the lunch. There will be the opportunity to encounter some wildlife like Red Panda, Lungur Monkey, Musk Dear, and many more. The trail eventually levels at it cross the head of the valley and after passing the ridge we arrive at Sing Gumpa.
From Sing Gumpa, it’s an easy walk through the ridge to Cholangpati from where we will start climbing. Following the rugged trail, we climb steeply up the ridge through the small camp of Lauribina. We continue climbing the Gosainkunda is marked by Chortenes and a small Shiva temple from where we can see the dramatic views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Lamjung Himal, and Annapurna Range. The area on the northern slope is a sanctuary for the red panda (locally known as the cat bear), an endangered species. We pass a few huts in the high pasture of Laurebina and cross a ridge for our first view of the holy lakes.
Gosainkund is a protected area where the killing of animals, lighting of wood fires, and grazing of goats is prohibited. There are about a dozen lakes in Gosiankund Basin, the most prominent being Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. There are stone shelters at Gosiankund used by pilgrims who visit to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival each August.
After an early breakfast, we commence on our journey to the Laurebina pass (4600m) from where views of Manaslu, Ganesh, and LangtangLirung form a spectacular chain. Today’s walk is the longest in the entire trek. After a steep descent from the pass, we reach Phedi. The easy trail then takes us to Ghopte where we stay overnight.
From Ghopte, The trail continues up the ravines before we make our final ascent to Tharepati. From the Tharepati ridge, we can have a close look into the Helambu Valley with the spectacular Mountain View. Soon we descend to the tree line, passing beautiful waterfalls and Rhododendron forest to reach Mangenghoth, and further we descent through the ridge to Kutumsang.
Today’s walk through the rolling hills begins with an ascent to a ridge, then down to the small Tamang village of Gulphu Bhanjyang, the trail afterwards gentle ups, downs and follows a ridge to chisopani. We will cross the villages like Thodang, Chipling, Thankune Bhanjyang, Pati Bhanjang and many more. Chisapani is an excellent viewpoint of the Himalayan range from Manaslu to Mt Everest.
Sadly this is our last day in the mountains. Chosopani is an excellent place to embark on the sunrise views over the Himalayas. We make the most of our last stunning views before a final climb to Burlang Bhanjyang Pass (2420m). This is the gateway to Kathmandu valley. We trek down through Mulkharka, the forest area, and other small villages to Sundrijal. Our vehicle will be waiting for us when we arrive here then we drive to Kathmandu.
Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey, the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances
Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and-or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.
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