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.
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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.
Bid farewell to the homestay and community at Nuwakot. Embark on the narrow route to the trekking start point. Drive through the countryside along the winding roads.
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.
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.
Enjoy a full day of hiking from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. There are gradual ascents on the trek today, through varied forests.
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.
Enjoy a full day hiking to Kyanjing Gompa. Hike through yak pastures and the small villages of Muumdu and Sindum en route. After entering a wide valley, descend to Kyanjing Gompa.
Today is a relatively easy walking day, gradually walking uphill for about 4 hours before reaching Kyangjing 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.
It's another full day hiking. Return to Lama Hotel, following the route to Langtang village and downwards from there.
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.
Strap your boots on, there's more uphill hiking today. Head to the village of Thulo Syabru, home to the Tamang community. Stop in the village to learn about some of the local traditions and culture.
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.
Today will be another full day hiking to Chandan Bari. Climb further upwards today, with spectacular Himalayan views on all sides. Follow a steep path through a line of Chortens and enjoy views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Tibetan Mountain.
Through a steep forest of oak and hemlock, then past a rhododendron forest, trek for 5-6 hours to reach Chandanbari.
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.
Lace up your boots for another full day of hiking. Trek over the Gosainkunda Pass, the highest point on the journey. Continue downwards to the lodges of Tharepati. Today's trek will be a mixture of uphill and downhill walking.
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).
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.
The first half of the day will be through a trail to reach Timbu for lunch. After lunch, get on a private transfer back to Kathmandu.
Spend the morning trekking for 5-6 hours from Nakote to Timbu. In the afternoon, transfer back to Kathmandu.
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Trip Name: Trekking Langtang
Duration: 15 Days
From Price: $1,580
Supplier Tour ID: ANTL/145691
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