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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu for trek preparation and tour of heritage sites.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,420 m - 06 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 380 m - 06 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3, 480 m - 05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gomba 3, 870 m - 04 hours.
Day 07: At Kyanjin Gomba with rest day for hike and excursion.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel on downhill - 07 hours.
Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru Village 1, 900 m - 06 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Chandanbari / Sing Gomba 3, 250 m - 05 hours.
Day 11: Trek to Gosainkunda 4, 380 m / 14, 370 feet - 05 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Ghopte 3, 440 m crossing Laraubinaya- La - 07 hours.
Day 13: Trek to Kutumsang 2, 440 m - 06 hours.
Day 14: Trek to Chisapani 2, 190 m - 07 hours.
Day 15: Trek to Sundarijal 1,520 m short drive to Kathmandu - 04 hours.
Day 16: Depart Nepal for international departure homeward bound.
On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal International Airport via various airlines, our guide and staff receive you for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trek at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding the wonderful adventure to Langtang Valley and Gosiankund trek. On briefing includes useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. Evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to Nepalese culture of various parts of Nepal with folk dance and music.
The morning after good breakfast, enjoy a tour of Kathmandu places of great interest where our city guide leads you with a short drive and walks to visit famous historical and religious monuments with old palaces. Most of the ancient temples, Stupas, and monasteries including royal courtyards are listed in world heritage sites in the chapter of fascinating wonders After an enjoyable back to the hotel, for the final meeting and preparations for the most wonderful adventure to Langtang Himal and Gosainkund trekking.
Start early morning after a good breakfast, for an interesting drive beyond Kathmandu valley to reach high cooler Himalayan hills at Dhunche, headquarter town of Rasuwa district and entrance to Langtang National Park. From here a long descend on the zig-zag turn to reach a Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop in the best available local lodge. Herewith time to browse around the village and witness the local culture of Tamang the hill tribe of Langtang Himal range practice Buddhism and Bon sect of pre-Buddhist.
After a first overnight on the cool area of Langtang Himal area, the morning starts with a short walk to cross a bridge, and then climb towards a high ridge within small farm areas, as the trek continues heading past a small settlement of Bamboo to enter into a dense forest and reaching a nice open clearing where Lama Hotel situated. A place amidst tall tree lines of rhododendron, pines, oaks, and fir with some bamboo stalks, which makes a prime habitat for elusive Red Panda often seen on walks around.
From Lama Hotel, a place with several nice small simple lodges walk starts heading into a river gorge covered in thick vegetation and tall trees following the narrow trail to reach a small lovely place in Ghoretabela.A good place for a lunch stop, within forest surroundings, where a few small lodges located. Afternoon walks into the cool shade of the forest to reach an open area at Langtang village for an overnight stop in one of its many lodges. Here you can witness a memorial of villagers and foreign trekkers who died during a big earthquake in 2015, where avalanches and landslides swept the whole village and many life.
Spending lovely overnight stop at Langtang village, morning walk follows a path towards higher ground, with a short climb to enter a wide exposed valley of Langtang, where Kyanjin Gomba situated within a beautifully scenic location. Arriving at Kyanjin for lunch and overnight stay in one of its many good lodges overlooking grand views of surrounding snow peaks on both sides of the valley floor. The afternoon takes a short hike and relaxes marveling at the grand views of the wonderful scenery of the mountain range of Langtang Himal.
A leisure and free day for acclimatization, on this beautiful spot in Kyanjin, after breakfast enjoy a short uphill hike to Kyanjin Ri, or on top Tserko Ri at above 4,500 m high. The high ridge of both hills offers a stunning panorama of Ghengu Liru (Langtang -II 6, 571 m / 21,560 feet), Langtang Lirung (7,425 m / 23,765 feet) Kimshun (6, 745 m / 22,137 feet), and Shalbachum (6, 918 m / 22, 699 feet) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh. That forms a ridge lined with peaks of Naya-Kanga 5,846 m and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. The views extend towards the east around Jugal Himal and end at Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m / 22, 929 feet). Rest of the day relax and enjoy the pleasant environment of scenic hills and valleys.
Enjoying a wonderful time at Kyanjin and around Langtang valley, a long day walks to cover a long distance, but much easier on the downhill as altitude lose every hour of the walk to reach back at Lama Hotel for an overnight stop.
From Lama Hotel walk towards a place called Bamboo a small settlement with few shops and huts that serves as lodges and Tea-House. After a short stop walk continues with a climb to reach a lovely Thulo Syabru village perched on a high ridge. Afternoon enjoys exploring around and observes the local traditional farm life of Tamang villages.
The morning starts with a steep climb heading past a few small farm settlements with some tea-house and shops. Uphill continues for few hours into a dense forest of tall rhododendron, oaks, magnolia, pines, and fir trees to reach a large grazing pastures field on a hilltop with some small tea-shops. From here onward into nice areas within tall trees walk on a pleasant trail for an hour to Sing Gompa, also known as Chandanbari, which means a place of sandalwood trees. Transfer in a nice small lodge on this small village having few good lodges and guest house, with an old monastery located on top of a village.
A great walk today first half of the morning is pleasant with short ups and then on a gradual forest path with views of Langtang Himal range with Ganesh, Manaslu as far towards Annapurna Himalaya in the far west. After leaving the dense tall trees a climb to a small place with few houses serving as lodges and restaurants.A good place to stop for lunch, and then continue a steep climb to the top of the west ridge of Laurabina.The name means a place where pilgrims leave their walking sticks, after a visit of Gosainkunda. From the high ridge enjoy stunning views of dramatic landscapes with snow peaks. A short descend reaches you to Saraswati and Bhairab Kund ponds. Then head for a short climb to Gosainkunda around its holy glacial large pond. Here you can notice traces left behind by pilgrims during their pilgrimage and worships. A festival event of Janai Purnima held once a year takes place in the monsoon time of August, on a full moon day. Where a thousand people from all around Nepal and India visit to pray and worship Lord Shiva and the holy lake Gosainkund.Gosainkund is located in a basin surround by high rocky cliff walls and towering peaks, a place with few small simple lodges to stay for overnight.
Start early morning after breakfast, as today a long walk to reach the other side of Langtang Himal range. From Gosainkunda on a gradual path walk on the shore of a pond, then climb to leads to a small Surjakund pond, as the trail winds up to Gosainkund pass or East Laurabina-La, the highest spot of the adventure at 4, 609 m / 15, 100 feet high. Standing on top of the pass festooned with prayer flags, enjoy the grand scenery of rolling green hills and snow-capped peaks, and walk downhill a long stretch to reach the base called Phedi (bottom) at about 3,694 m. A place with few teahouses for a possible lunch break. After a refreshing stop walk continues towards the east to reach around the Helambu area. Back into green vegetation’s and tree lines of junipers, rhododendron to reach Ghopte for an overnight stop in a nice small lodge, the name of the place means an overhanging rock cave.
From Ghopte located in the middle of the trail for Helambu, Kathmandu, and Gosainkund, a morning walk into a forested area for an hour, with an hour uphill near the high hill of Tharepati which is 3, 650 m high. As our route leads to a small settlement at Mange-Goth, a wide green pasture field for grazing of local villagers' cattle. Stopping here for lunch as time permits. After Mange-Goth, a pleasant walk down into the cool forest to reach Kutumsang village for an overnight halt. An interesting farm village populated by Tamang, Sherpa, and some Hyalmo a small group of hill tribes, practice the same Tibetan Buddhism religion and culture as Tamang and Sherpa.
Spending pleasant overnight at Kutumsang, a long walk today to reach Chisapani, starting early morning on a nice winding path with few short ups and down heading past farm areas and villages to Gul-Bhanjyang a nice village, located on a ridge. After the short refreshing break continues to walk on a pleasant trail with steep ups and downhill to reach Pati Bhanjyang village. From here a short climb to an overnight stop at Chisapani, a nice small village situated on a hilltop just north of Kathmandu valley rim. Chisapani famous for striking sunrise and sunset views over a Himalayan mountain range that includes Langtang, Jugal Himal extends to Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and as far towards Annapurna Himalaya range in the west.
Early morning catch the stunning sunrise views that shine lights on an array of snow peaks, after breakfast our last day trek leads downhill past dense forest and farmlands, then a short climb to Burling and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438 m high. Where you can enjoy views of Kathmandu Valley, walk continue with long descend to Sundarijal (means a place of beautiful streams and water-falls) a lovely spot with a cool shade of forest with fresh running clear streams. After a pleasant walk with the higher side of Sundarijal then head down to a roadside at main Sundarijal town, where a short drive reaches you Kathmandu after an enjoyable and great adventure on Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking. Rest of the day free at leisure for shopping souvenirs, evening farewell group dinner in a nice Nepalese restaurant with Folk culture programs as entertainment.
Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure of a lifetime experience on Langtang Valley and Gosainkund Trekking, and then as a time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.
Not at all, like all over high Himalayan region with ups and downs hills to encounter, it is not difficult where the trail is well-trodden by many groups of trekkers. The only tough and difficult is climb that involves high altitudes of above 3,000 m high. Trek to Langtang valley will help and support to get acclimatize before reaching much higher elevation to Gosainkund and over Laraubinaya-La Pass.
It is best to be physically fit and in sound health before and after booking this trekking adventure, good exercise is needed to keep you in shape as this trek involves many steep ups and downhill, as well a touch of high altitude.
From springtime of March to May, as well in autumn/fall season from September to November. The best season is April to May and September till November, where days are clear for excellent views of surrounding beautiful landscapes and high snow-capped peaks. With cold morning and late afternoon till night time cold and in the shade. Can get snow sometimes around this good season also, especially on higher areas and the pass can make the walk difficult in deep snow.
The lodge is very simple, but clean and hygienic, as Langtang is rebuilding back into a better place to stay, after the damage from past earthquakes. The accommodation in lodges is of tourist budget standard, with common toilets and bathrooms but hot/cold shower available at extra cost for fuel charge to heat the water. The food is excellent with a long list of menu to choose all meals served in a large cozy dining room with warm hospitality.
The nearest hospital and medical post are at Dhunche or back to Kathmandu. In critical cases for very sick persons from any other medical reasons or accidents, as well as altitude sickness. Who cannot continue the journey, the sick person needs to be taken back to Kathmandu. The fastest means of transport is taking a helicopter service. In this emergency case where victims have to bear all the expenses to be claimed from health and medical insurance.
At present nearly all villages that we stay for overnight, do have electrical power or from private solar energy, where you can charge your electronic gadgets like camera, cell-phone or laptop, on paying a fee for each item per hour.
Our itinerary is designed with care, with much shorter days and enough time to get acclimatized, that is why Vertex Holiday is different from other local companies as we care for our clients and staff safety. Following our trekking itinerary very low chances of getting altitude sickness, as the altitude gains gradually by the time you reach higher areas you will be fine and well acclimatized by then. But in rare situations, if someone gets very sick from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) needs the patient to evacuate to lower areas accompanied by our reliable staff. For server cases calling for helicopter services to be taken to Kathmandu for proper treatment.
Chances are small, but wild-life do exists, like mountain antelopes, snow leopard, fox, deer, and wild cats including the rare endangered Red Panda with many species of birds. Depends upon the area of walks and staying longer where animals can be spotted. If lucky can see some wild-life even Red Panda, but not all trekkers have the great chance to spot the wild animals on treks. It depends upon the season as well, during winter times the animals migrate to lower hills and valleys, and in spring and summer move to higher mountainous areas for grazing.
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