Things to do in Langtang National Park, Nepal

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Kathmandu: 14-Day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

1. Kathmandu: 14-Day Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

Embark on an unforgettable journey to one of the world's holiest lake. See the place that numerous Hindu pilgrims from Nepal, India, and other countries visit to pay their homage to the Gosainkunda Lake every year. This 14-day tour takes you through an area that has gained popularity but is still one of the best ways to explore the Himalayas away from the crowds. Discover its natural beauty and magnificent views over the great Himalayas. Seize the opportunity to travel through some of the most enticing landscapes the Himalayas has to offer. From Kathmandu follow the trail to Dhunche and from Dhunche along the ridge through beautiful rhododendron and juniper forests up to Gosainkunda Lake and back to Kathmandu. Itinerary Day 1 Meet your guide at your hotel and then relax on a 7-hour bus ride until you arrive in Syabrubesi (1,610 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 2 5.5-hour trek from Syabrubesi To Lama Hotel (2,480 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 3 5-hour trek from Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3,541 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 4 4-hour trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830 meters). Stay overnight at the mountain lodge Day 5 7.5-hour trek From Langtang Village to Chorkari Ri (5,050 meters) and back to Kyangjn Gompa. Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 6 6-hour trek down To Lama Hotel (2,480 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 7 5.5-hour trek From Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,200 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 8 5-hour trek from Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3,580 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 9 5-hour trek from Sing Gompa To Gosainkunda (4,380 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 10 6-hour trek over the Lauribina Pass (3,600 meters). Descend to Phedi (3,420 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 11 Trek From Phedi To Thadepati (3,690 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 12 Trek from Thadepati to Kutumsang (2,470 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 13 Trek from Kutumsang to Chisapani (2,215 meters). Stay overnight at the guest house. Day 14 Trek To Sundarijal (1,460 meters) and drive back to Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu: 11-Day Langtang Valley Trek with Porter

2. From Kathmandu: 11-Day Langtang Valley Trek with Porter

Day 01: Kathmandu (1,320m)  Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) where you will be received by a representative and transferred to the hotel. Overnight stay at 3-star hotel. Day 2 : Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (2,581m)  Take an early drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi via Dhunche (1,966m). Drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of the drive up to Trishuli Bazar is quite smooth. Syabru Bensi is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline and is the starting point of your trek. Overnight stay in Syabru Bensi at a teahouse lodge. Day 3: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,470m). The trail goes along the ridge of Syabru Bensi’s main street, drops to the Ghopche Khola (2,050m), and then to Pairo (1,810m). From this point, the trail goes to Rimche (2,400m) through Bamboo (1,960m) and finally ends at Lama Hotel. Along the way, you may see red pandas, monkeys, and bears. Overnight stay at teahouse lodge. Day 4: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m) After having lunch at Lama Hotel, trek to Langtang village (3,430m) via Ghore Tabela (3,000m) which takes about 6 hours. See the grazing grounds of yak on the way where local people bring their livestock in the high pastures during the summer months. Pay a short visit to a monastery before reaching the destination of Langtang village. Overnight stay at teahouse lodge. Day 5: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)  Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m). It takes about 3 hours to reach the destination. Overnight stay at teahouse lodge. Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa Excursion Day  Acclimatize at Kyanjin Gompa and go for an excursion to utilize your time. Walk up the moraine to see the spectacular icefalls and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung, or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m). Overnight stay at teahouse lodge. Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m) From Kyanjin Gompa, have lunch at Ghora Tabela then trek the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at teahouse lodge. Day 8: Lama Hotel to Sybru Bensi (1,460m)  Trek from Lama Hotel to Sybru Bensi (1,460m). Along the way, see red pandas, monkeys, and various species of bird. You may also be fortunate to experience the rich culture of the Tamang people and see how they weave clothes. Overnight stay at teahouse lodge. Day 9: Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu (1,320m)  Drive back to Kathmandu from Syabru Bensi, passing through the rural settlements on the way back to the hotel. Overnight stay at 3-star hotel. Day 10: Sightseeing in Kathmandu  Enjoy sightseeing in Kathmandu, including Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Patan Durbar Square. Overnight stay at 3-star hotel. Day 11: Transfer to Kathmandu Airport You’ll be dropped off at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) where the tour will officially end.

Kathmandu: 10-Day Gosaikunda Trek

3. Kathmandu: 10-Day Gosaikunda Trek

Day 1: Following your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be taken for an overnight at your hotel. Day 2: You will meet in the morning with your guide with whom you will drive to Sundarijal. From there you will trek to Chisapani, walking for 4 hours to overnight at a tea house. Day 3: Your third day will begin with a trek to Kutumsang, throughout which you will pass through the Tamang Village whilst witnessing the splendid views of the Himalayan ranges on your way to reach Kutumsang. Day 4: On your fourth day you will trek to Tharepati, passing through pine and rhododendron forest and enjoying the great views down into the Helambu Valley. Day 5: Trek To Phedi Walking for 5 hours on a trail which descends to a stream and ascends along the ridge. Passing through rhododendron and juniper forests, this trek offers an unimaginable view of the Laurebina Pass. Day 6: Today you will pass four small lakes and descend through rugged trials to reach Gosaikunda. There are three sacred lakes in Gosainkunda, which consist of Saraswati Kunda, Bharavi Kunda, and Gosaikunda. At the conclusion of the day you will reach Gosainkunda. Day 7: From Lake Saraswati Kunda, the trail ascends to a ridge. There you will discover good views across the Langtang Valley to Langtang Lirung. To the west you will see dramatic views of Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu, and from this ridge you will descend to Sing Gompa via Laurebina. Day 8: Trek all the way down to Dhunche through a forest of oaks, firs, and rhododendrons. Dhunche is the district headquarter of Rasuwa. Day 9: Today you will enjoy a 6-hour local drive to Kathmandu, where you will overnight in a hotel. Day 10: Your final day will see you dropped off at the airport.

Tamang Heritage Trail: 10-Day Trekking Adventure

4. Tamang Heritage Trail: 10-Day Trekking Adventure

The Tamang Heritage Trail is open to trekkers after having long been a restricted area due to its location near Nepal’s border with Tibet. Highlights of a trek on this trail include discovering the ancient lifestyle of the indigenous Tamang people and enjoying the healing baths at the natural hot spring. Off the beaten track, the area features basic mountain accommodations along with basic Nepali and Tibetan food. Trek to the popular Tamang village where you’ll see ancient gompas, or places for meditation, and Buddhist prayer rocks, set around the village and also along the trail. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon arrival at the Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. You can meet with tour staff later in the day or the next day for a briefing on the upcoming trek. At the meeting you’ll be introduced to your trekking guide and Sherpa. Depending on the time, you may also be taken to one of the most popular local restaurants for some delicious Nepalese food, cultural music, and ethnic dancing. If you arrive later in the day, you’ll visit the restaurant on the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu. Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing & Trek Preparation After breakfast you’ll head out on a city tour of Kathmandu to see the main attractions of the valley. Visit the Boudhnath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath stupa (the Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. After finishing the city tour, you’ll meet with staff again to check your clothing and equipment for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu. Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi (9 hours) Your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you to the bus station where your journey north from Kathmandu begins. You’ll travel on the Pasang Lamu highway, which is well paved until Trisuli Bazaar, and then is unpaved to Sybrubesi. Enjoy the scenery along the way, admiring the valleys, farming terraces, villages, and snow-capped peaks. Enjoy an evening stroll and spend the night in Syabrubesi. Day 4: Trek to Gatlang (6 hours, 2,238 meters) After a hot breakfast at the lodge, you’ll make a 1.5-hour ascent, walking to a viewpoint where you’ll have fantastic views of Ganesh Himal, the Gosaikunda range, and the Goljang valley. The trail then leads you downhill to the Goljang valley where you’ll stop for lunch. It’s another 3-hour walk to reach the beautiful Tamang village. Overnight at the lodge. Day 5: Trek to Tatopani (5.5 hours, 2,380 meters) You’ll have the longest walk of the trip on Day 5, walking for around 7 hours. The walk begins with a descent to Thangbuchet by the Bhotekoshi River. After lunch the trail ascends to the hanging bridge. After crossing the bridge, the ascent continues until you reach Tatopani, which literally means hot water. Bathe in the natural hot spring. Overnight at the lodge. Day 6: Trek to Thuman (6 hours, 2,238 meters) After breakfast your day starts with an ascent to Nagthali Danda, at 3,300 meters. The high, open grassland offers amazing views of the snow-covered Himalayas. After a rest stop, you’ll continue your walk to Brimdang, and stop there for lunch. After lunch, trek up to Nagthali Danda, and enjoy the views from the top along with tea prepared by the caretaker of the gompa. After this break, you’ll walk down to Thuman, a Tibetan-influenced Tamang village. Overnight at the lodge. Day 7: Trek to Briddim (5.5 hours, 2,239 meters) Begin the day with an easy walk, and after a bit you’ll descend to Timure on the old trade route to Tibet. Stop here for lunch. After lunch you’ll continues on to Briddim, another Tibetan-influenced Tamang village. Enjoy a home stay in Briddim. Each host family provides a clean bed, toilet, and meals in a family dining room. You’ll enjoy the evening with the host family, eating traditional foods, and watching the locals gather in the evening in their traditional costumes, performing cultural songs and dances. Day 8: Trek to Syabrubesi (5 hours, 1,460 meters) After breakfast you’ll trek downhill to Syabrubesi ,which is just a 3-hour walk from Briddim. After lunch you’ll have rest of the day free. Dinner and overnight in Syabrubesi. Day 9: Drive to Kathmandu (9 hours) Early in the morning you’ll board the bus for the ride back to Kathmandu. You’ll be transferred to your hotel and have the remainder of the day to relax or see more of the city. Farewell dinner in the evening and overnight in Kathmandu. Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu You’ll be transferred to the airport, unless you decide to extend your holiday, in which case the tour staff can help you with the arrangements.

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