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TOUR PROFILE: CA-023
Duration : 14 days
Max. Elevation: 4261m.
Type of Trek : Tea house/Camping
Trek Grade : Medium / Hard
Start : Dhunche
Finish : Sundarijal

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. A trek to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.

TOUR PROFILE: CA-023

Duration : 14 days

Max. Elevation: 4261m.

Type of Trek Tea house/Camping

Trek Grade : Medium / Hard

Start : Dhunche

Finish : Sundarijal

 

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. A trek to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.

 

Itineraries

Day 01

Kathmandu to Dhunche

Drive about 9 hrs by local bus on a paved highway that twists and climbs over ridges to the Trishuli valley. The road finally reaches Dhunche after 3 hrs drive from Betrawoti. Stay overnight at Dhunche.

Day 02

Dhunche to Syabru Village

Trek down to Syabru River and, after crossing it, trek up hill about 2 hrs for lunch with magnificent views of Mt.Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt.Kerung and of Tibet. Trek further for 2 hrs through pine and rhododendron forest until reaching Syabru village for an overnight stay (approximately 6hrs walking).

Day 03

Syabru village to Lama Hotel

Trek downwards approximately 2 hrs through a forest, then upward for 1 hr to reach Bombu village (1850m.) for lunch. Gradually ascend through Bombu jungle to reach the Lama Hotel for an overnight rest (5hrs walking).

Day 04

Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley

Trek on through rhododendron and pine forest for about 3 hrs until reaching Ghora Tabela for lunch. After approximately another 3hrs trekking the trail reaches Langtang village. Buddhist Tamangs and Tibetans inhabit in the village. Stay overnight at Langtang valley.

Day 05

Langtang valley to Kyanjing Gompa: (3700 m.)

The trail continues for approximately 4 hrs until it reaches Kyanjing Gompa. After lunch stay overnight there. This place offers beautiful views of Mt. Ganchempo & Langtang Himal.

Day 06

Kyanjing Gompa to Langtang valley

Trek back through the same route.

Day 07

Langtang valley to Lama Hotel

Trek back through the same route.

Day 08

Lama Hotel to Syabru village

Trek back through the same route

Day 09

Syabru village to Sin Gompa

The trail is mostly uphill and is characteristically Himalayan. The terrain remains forested with open areas which give good views back the way you have come. Stay overnight at Sin Gompa.

Day 10

Sin Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake: (4261)

This morning you take one of the less-trekked trails to Gosainkunda Lake. It is a steep climb, but spectacular. This is one of the highest lakes in the world.

Day 11

Gosainkunda Lake to Tharepati: (3605)

After Gosainkunda the air at todays stop, Tharepati, will seem positively thick. Wake up early to start a short climb to a pass above the Lake, followed by a steep downhill section on a high trail. Finally, over a ridge, is Tharepati. A long days walk, but spectacular.

Day 12

Tharepati to Kutumsang: (2440m)

From here we descend downhill, with only one small ridge to cross en-route. Stay overnight at Kutumsang.

Day 13

Kutumsang to Chisapani

This is a shorter day in which you climb to Chisapani (Cold Water) where the view of the whole central Himalaya is breathtaking.

Day 14

Chisapani to Kathmandu via Sundarijal: (1460m)

From here you can see more superb views as you descend to the road through oak and rhododendron forests, with some pine at lower altitude. Continue downwards to Sundarijal.

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