Langtang and Helambu is the most popular trekking route in Nepal. And it is located centrally in Nepal north of Kathmandu. It offers a multitude of trekking destinations, all accessible without flights. The three major areas are Langtang, Gosainkund, and Helambu. And the trekking can be combined in many different ways to make treks from seven to 16 days long.
Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. So it is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north. And Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Naya Kangri (5846m) lie to the south, Simarlily, Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protect the east end of the valley. The area was designated Nepal’s first Himalayan national park in1971.
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner
Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refreshment we will invite you for a traditional Nepali dinner.
Sightseeing in Katmandu valley .
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8hr. You will witness nice scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land.
The first day excitement trail crosses through the Bhote koshi River flowing down from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola. The trail goes through the sub tropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir and blue pine. We pass through the forests of oak and rhododendron. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche. And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel.
Today the trial starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper. The tantalizing glimpse of snow capped peaks start appearing along with fleeting view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m).The trail ascends gradually as the valley opens up into classical U-shaped glacial. The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat- roofed Tibetan style house and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village is worth exploring.
The trail winds through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. After crossing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Government operated Cheese factory. We have chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk, it is remarkable of this place. After having lunch, we can explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m).
Today we Hiking in Cherkhuri and explore the area. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin Gompa.
Have your breakfast with observing surrounding genetic snowy capped mountains breathtaking view. We will follow the same trail back following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After having a lunch stop continue steep descend to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up.
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