Arrival Kathmandu / pick up from airport.
A full days sightseeing around the Kathmandu vValley visiting the major sites of cultural and historical importance / overnight.
An early morning drive by private vehicle to Syabrubesi (eight hours) / scenic drive / Syabrubesi trek start point / overnight.
Crossing the suspension bridge / we continue along a stream and river / Langtang River / trek through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests / variety of wildlife in these forests / yellow-throated martens, wild boar, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bear to Lama Hotel / overnight.
After breakfast we continue by descending forest slope to the Langtang River / cross a bridge and head up a winding path where the valley opens up / the trail ascends up the valley / climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels / to the large settlement of Langtang / overnight.
Today is an easy day / we leave the village / pass through stone-built houses and climb to a chorten / then past a huge mani wall (wall made of stones inscripted with carved religious text) along a gentle path of a hill / continue up slowly to allow time to acclimatize / arrival Kyanjin / time to explore the surroundings / this place is famous for cheese and curd / overnight.
A full day to relax and take in the beauty of the Himalayas / we are up at the base of the mountains / good for side hikes or a visit to the glacier higher up the valley.
We retrace our steps back down the valley through Langtang and back to Lama Hotel / good today as we already have the altitude in our lungs / and it is all downhill.
We take the broad trail / climbing up to Dimsa village / the trial continues less steeply / through rhododendron / hemlock and oak forests to the village of Thulo Saybru / settlement that lies mainly on the ridge.
Todays begins with a fairly stiff climb up to a ridge / fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas and into Tibet / continue along the ridge through an achient rhododendron forest before a slight descent to Sing Ghompa / cheese factory / great Himalayan cheese.
The trail climbs smoothly through rhododendron forest / the area in-between Shin Gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda / endangered species / the Nepalese call cat bear / return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. explore around the lakes / overnight.
Today is a bit challenge / the trail climbs accross rough moraines / past three more small lakes / before a pretty stiff climb up and over the Laurebina La (4,609m / highest point on the trek) after the pass, the path goes steep down to Phedi / continue with a long series of small ups and downs whilst crossing a pretty long rocky hill with pine and rhododendron trees to reach Gopter Cave / overnight.
Descending from Ghopte the trail makes several ups and down across moraines, then makes a final ascent to Tharepati /some great panoramic mountain views / to Tharapati / overnight.
From Tharepati we travel through forests of fir and rhododendron and the villages of Megangoth (3420m) and Panghu / finally to reach Khutumsang. The view from here is breathtaking / overnight.
It’s a fairly long but pleasant walk today / down to Pati Bhanjyang and up to Chisopani / also here some great panoramic Himalayan views / overnight.
Chisapani - Sundarijal 1300 and drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Approx 4-5 hours.
Free day in Kathmandu.
Transfer to airport / departure for onward destination.
Mr Mr.Inder Koul
211 Vardhman Market, Mayur Complex, Mayur Vihar Phase - Iii, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110096
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