Lyrical Langtang

Langtang National Park Trek Package (11 days, 10 nights)

The 1,710 sq kms of Langtang National Park is an assortment of nearly all the various landscapes of Nepal. Milky-white arrows of waterfalls plunging into deep canyons, lush forests buzzing with insects, birds and deer, barren expanses hiding turquoise lakes and valleys girdled by 7000-meter peaks make up Langtang’s rich tapestry. The topography changes in the manner and pace of a slideshow: sub-tropical forests are supplanted by hills carpeted by rhododendron in bloom; rhododendron forests in turn open on to alpine meadows filled with the musical gurgle of a stream.
 
Not all of Langtang’s splendors are stationary. Its verdant forests are home to the adorable and elusive Red Panda, the ubiquitous Barking deer, the legendary Musk deer, and the Himalayan Black bear. Higher up in the meadows roam Himalayan Tahr, wild dogs, Assam Macaque, Himalayan Goral, and Himalayan Serow. And camouflaged somewhere above them, stalking with its padded paws and bushy tail, is arguably the most elusive animal in the world, the Snow leopard. Langtang is also a region of culturally rich people. Tamags, Yolmos, and Bhotias – all people with Tibetan roots – make this area a citadel of ancient cultures that are disappearing elsewhere. 

     

    Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

    Assistance at the airport upon arrival and transfer to hotel.

     Dinner at hotel

    Day 02 Half-day tour of Kathmandu City

    Breakfast at hotel, followed by half-day sight-seeing of Kathmandu City.
     
    Kathmandu City
    The Hanuman Dhoka Durbar (Palace), once the center of Kathmandu and royal residence, derives its name from the idol of Hanuman, the Hindu monkey-god, standing near the palace’s main entrance. It has been there since 1672 A.D. Kathmandu’s main square is also called Basantapur Durbar Square, a name derived from the nine-story building built by Prithivi Narayan Shah in A.D. 1770. In fact every structure in the square is grand, old, and historical enough to lend its name to the square.
     
    History is in residence at the Hanuman Dhoka Palace Museum. The museum tour goes in reverse, from the most recent dynasty to the medieval rulers, from rooms where kings were born to sunken water spouts where they bathed. Standing on the Nasal Chok, the palace’s biggest courtyard, surrounded by history, art, idols of gods, you realize why this was the place where the kings of Nepal were crowned.
     
    Overnight at hotel

    Day 03 Drive to Syabrubesi

    Breakfast at hotel, and leave for Syabrubesi on a  4WD. Duration: 6 hours  
     
    The last quarter of the 120 kms of the road to Syabrubesi is an adventure in itself. As you near Dhunché, beginning to think what had made you take this most abominable of roads, you will be bewildered to see houses built on almost-vertical slopes. That sight, combined with the backwater atmosphere of Dhunché and a view of Ganesh Himal (7,406m), tells you that you have arrived at the starting point of a place where one experience is usually superseded by the next.
     
    Overnight in Syabrubesi

    Day 04 Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel

    Trek to Lama Hotel. Duration: 6 hours
     
    The splendors of Langtang unfold almost immediately after Syabrubesi. The trail passes through forests of oak, maple, bamboo and rhododendron, where you will see langur monkeys cavorting on tree-tops, a scampering Yellow-throated marten or a wild boar. Sightings of Red Panda or Himalayan Black Bear are not uncommon. Bhattis, the classical and spartan trailside inns, dot the trail, offering wonderful snacks and morsels of local lore.

    Overnight in Lama Hotel

    Day 05 Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

    Trek to Langtang Village. Duration: 6-7 hours
     
    You feel the beauty of the landscape in your heart and the pain of climbing in your calves on this day. The trail rises above the Langtang Khola, and brings you around noon to the meadows of Ghora Tabela. Here you are at nearly 3000 meters above sea level, and arriving at this lofty location is rewarded by a fantastic view of Langtang Lirung (7,234m). Further on, Tamang villages appear along expansive pastures. Water-turned prayer wheels are the standout features in these places. So is the cooperative bakery in Langtang Village.

    Overnight in Langtang Village

    Day 06 Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gomba

    Trek to Kyanjin Gomba. Duration: 4 hours
     
    Walking speeds can be slowed to torpor level as this is the shortest part of the entire trek. You will walk past Nepal’s longest mani wall. Acquiring a languid pace is important as you approach a place to which you need acclimatize physically as well as mentally. For in Kyanjin Gomba doing nothing is a reward in itself.    

    Overnight in Kyanjin Gomba

    Day 07 Spend a day in Kyanjin Gomba

    A side trip to Tserko Ri. Duration: 8 hours  
     
    For those whose appetites are only worked up by the sights from Kyanjin Gomba, the area has delightful day hikes. These side trips, which involve climbing to the nearby high points, offer breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Kimshung (6,781 m), and Langshisha Ri (6,370 m). The options include climbing the glacial moraine (4,300 m) north of the village or the Kyanjin Ri (4,600 m). A more exacting but rewarding option is the eight-hour hike to Tserko Ri (4984m). You can decline these rocky inclines and visit the village monastery. Or give in to the rush of indolence and stay in your hotel, munching on the cheese from the local factory.

    Overnight in Kyanjin Gomba

    Day 08 Trek from Kyanjin Gomba to Lama Hotel

    Trek to Lama Hotel. Duration: 5-6 hours

    Overnight in Lama Hotel

    Day 09 Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi

    Trek to Syabrubesi. Duration: 5 hours

    Overnight in Syabrubesi

    Day 10 Drive to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi

    Breakfast at hotel, and leave for Kathmandu on a 4WD. Duration: 6 hours
     
    In Kathmandu, you are treated to a Nepali cultural show and dinner at the hotel. 

    Overnight in Kathmandu

    Day 11 Depart from Kathmandu

    Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to international airport.

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    The best time to visit?

    From March to May and again in late September to October.
     

    Attire

    The trek passes through some very high places and there will also be nights spent in tents, so clothes for extremely cold weather need to be packed. 
     

    How strenuous is the trek?

    There are some days on this trek that involve walking for 8 hours, but they are less strenuous than they sound. The trek is tough only in small stretches. It can be exhausting in places if it is your first ever trek, but the guides are experts in interspersing periods of rest between walks, making it easier for you.
     

    Is altitude sickness a threat on this trek?

    Like all treks to high-altitude places, Langtang does carry the threat of altitude sickness. But given that you ascend gradually, allowing your body to acclimatize, the risk of suffering from altitude sickness is minimized. The day hikes from Kyanjin Gomba are sure to leave you short of breath, but if you do experience prolonged dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, you should convey it to the guide immediately. You only make altitude sickness worse by ignoring it. 
     

    Necessary Items

    Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses. Bring binoculars if you a closer view of eagles and vultures. Gloves are a must if you are keen on snapping photos in the freezing mornings. Walking poles are recommended; they reduce the strain on your legs going uphill and down.

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    Package Includes

    • Transport, pick-up, and drop
    • Sight-seeing in Kathmandu
    • Hotel accommodation (Hotel with B&B Basis)
    • Entrance fee for: Kathmandu Durbar Square and Langtang National Park

    Package Excludes

    • Visa fee at the International Airport
    • Laundry
    • Personal expenses
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