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Lantang Valley Trek
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* Around beautiful alpine valley in the perfect tranquility of the Himalaya
* In the central Himalayan location, amazing valleys & gorge, traditional culture & Buddhist religion
* Pristine forest, area of the red pandas, glacial sacred pond
* In the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himalayan range

Introduction:
Himalaya Expeditions, “HimEX” presents a grand adventure holiday for Family Groups, this trip offers a range of cultures with the main three ethnic peoples living in are the Tamangs, Yolmus and Bhotias who have originated from Tibet in the past 500 years till the mid 20th century. In a southern section of the park lies a small area of sub-tropical chestnut forest, along with unique Sal forest. The hill forest (2000-2,600m) across the southern slopes of the park consists of Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Nepalese Alder and Oak. Moving north and higher, the Mountain zone (2,600-3000m) are mainly Mountain Oak, fading to Silver Fir, Hemlock and Larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3,6000m); throughout these zones, several species of Rhododendron trees form a twisted and colourful under story, continuing higher to tree line Birch and Fir forest are the last to survive. It is here at 3,600-4000m that Juniper and Rhododendrons shrubs slowly dissolve into the expansive alpine grassland meadows. Here the elusive snow leopard is still thought to comb the alpine heights for prey. The park is also well known for its populations of red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Himalayan thar, ghoral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.

Langtang at present is the third popular trekking area in Nepal after Annapurna and Everest region. This fabulous trek situated north of Kathmandu 60 k.m. as the crow fly, a perfect combination of moderate and vigorous walk leading to the high alpine valley with the backdrop of high snow capped peaks, in the spring this place is alive with wild flowers.  

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu.1,300m meet our staff and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu. Half day guided sight seeing.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7-8 hours ride.
Day 04: Trek to Riverside or Lama Hotel 2,240m. approx. 5-6 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Ghoretabela 3,020m. approx. 5 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m. approx 3 hours walk.
Day 07: Trek to Kyngin Gompa 3,850m. Approx 3-4 hours.
Day 08: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.
Day 09: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 470m. 6-7 hours walk.
Day 10: Trek to Upper Syabru 2,720m. 5-6 hours walk.
Day 11: Trek to Singh Gompa / Chandanbari 3,250m 4-5 hours.
Day 12: Trek to Dhunche 1,965m. 5 hours walk.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 14: In Kathmandu at leisure guided tour on request.
Day 15: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.
 Departure Dates 2014  Availability
 10 Apr-24 Apr  Available
 16 Oct-30 Oct  Available
 13 Nov-27 Nov  Available
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
  As you arrive at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport our staff will meet you and transfer to respective Hotels. Our staff will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trekking and Camping, do's and don't and other related information that you might require while in Nepal. A short paper work for the trekking / National Park permit we will re-confirm you're out going International Air Ticket as well.
   
Day 02:

In Kathmandu.

  On the first night in Kathmandu, we will inform you if there are sight seeing tours if it's included. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it's late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out in our interesting tour.
   
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu -Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7-8 hours.
  Early morning driving journey to Syabrubesi, the vehicle journey takes you to the winding uphill and downhill road, the drive passes to many rural town and farm villages the bigger town on route Trisuli Bazaar, this place lies in the sub-tropical climatic zone the road from here climbs uphill to a cooler region leaving the rice paddy behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well, on arrival at the entrance of Dhunche 1,965m, major town of the Langtang area and Raswa district. There's a Langtang National Park headquarter office where you're Trekking and Park permit are checked by the Nepalese Army serving as Park warden. From here, journey continues further downhill for 1-2 hours to Syabrubesi village for the overnight stop.
   
Day 04:

Trek to Riverside 2,240m. 5-6 hours.

  The route from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with the uphill climb for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, an ideal spot for camping with ample time to go for a refreshing splash in the nearby river of upper Trisuli River.
   
Day 05:

Trek to Ghoratabela 3,020m. 5 hours walk.

  The walk from here leads to a cool forest inside the gorge following the torrent glacial Trisuli River upstream, the path from here leads to gentle up hill in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after few hours walk, arriving at Lama-Hotel, where there is facilities for camping and staying in one of these local teahouses serving as lodges for the trekkers. From this place another two to three hours reaches you at Ghoratabela for the overnight stop. Ghoratabela located is in the middle of the forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. Ghoratabela in Nepali means the "Horse-Stable" in the early days till present people from Langtang area and as far as from Kathmandu use to trade with Tibet by this  accessible route to Tibet-Nepal via Kerung and bringing Tibetan ponies, as this an ideal place for the cattle's and horses to graze on the meadows with numerous creeks around for watering. Ghoratabela has a lodge and a Park Warden's barrack where your permits are checked.
   
Day 06:

Trek to Langtang village 3,430m. 3 hours walk.

  Trek continues for few hours on the road to Langtang village and to its beautiful valley, the walk leads through the alpine forest for an hour, on reaching a small stream and then leaving the tree line behind. From here the trail follows uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding path with few ups and down till Langtang Village is reached for the overnight stop and as well for lunch with ample time to visit the villages with a glimpse of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall.
   
Day 07: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m. 3-4 hours.
  From this wonderful village, morning walk leads through the gradual path for a short while, then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs, and encountering "mani-prayer wall" where walking on the clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk leads to farther east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa, a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming from all direction, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7,000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyanjin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyanjin Gompa area there are 6-7 lodges and a cheese factory.
   
Day 08:

Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.

  At leisure a rest day for a short walk at the nearby hill called Kyanjin Ri 4,700m. To add more heights on this adventure which offers panoramic view of the surrounding snow capped peaks, visit the cheese factory with rest of the day at leisure.
   
Day 09:

Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 470m. 6-7 hours walk.

  After a great time at Kyanjin Gompa, journey returns back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
   
Day 10:

Trek to Upper Syabru 2,720m. 5-6 hours walk.

  The trek today follows the same route for an hour, then after the bridge the walk is pleasant through the rain and bamboo forest, after leaving the river down below, the climb starts uphill through the landslide area of rocks and boulders, passing through farm terraces till upper Syabru is reached,  row of houses like a locomotive perched on a ridge. Syabru has a monastery near its helipad just few minutes up from the village.
   
Day 11:

Trek to Singh Gompa / Chandanbari 3,250m 4-5 hours.

   
Day 12:

Trek to Dhunche 1,965m. 5 hours walk.

  Today's' walk leads downhill path with spectacular views of the surrounding landscapes, the trail descents for more than 2-3 hours entering the woodland of oaks, pines and rhododendron after being in the cool shade of the forest, comes to a clearing where there are teahouses and lodges, after a brief stop here a gradual path leads to Dhunche for the overnight stop.
   
Day 13:

Drive back to Kathmandu 5-6 hrs journey.

  The last day of this memorable trip ends here with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu on the same route.
   
Day 14:

In Kathmandu.

  Free day at leisure for individual activities (Guided Tour, Mountain flight- on request) please inform our staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley or for scenic mountain flight
   
Day 15:

Depart Kathmandu for International departure.

  As per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, your passport handy. Our HImEX staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.
Price includes following services:
 1.  Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
 2.  Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
 3.  Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
 4.  Transportation Kathmandu / Syabrubesi and Dhunche / Kathmandu by non AC private vehicle.
 5.  Trekking arrangement backed by our Sherpa Guide and porter/s using local standard lodges on full board basis.
 6.  Applicable Trekking Permit & National Park Fees.
 7.  Insurance for Nepalese crew.
 
Our price does not include followings:
 1.  International flights to / from Kathmandu.
 2.  Nepal entry visa fees.
 3.  Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
 4.  Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
 5.  Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
 6.  Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
 7.  Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
 8.  Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
 9.  Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.
Extensions

If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom. We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


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Bardia National Park:

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Kathmandu:

It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites. ...(More)

 

Pokhara:
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Nagarkot:

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Tibet:

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India:
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Bhutan:

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River Rafting:

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Mount Everest Flight:
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Bungy Jumping:

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Paragliding:

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Ultralight Flight:

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Hotels:

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Hotel Yak & Yeti:

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Hotel Shanker:

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Hotel Malla:
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Hotel Marshyangdi:

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Name : Lantang Valley Trek
  • Trip Duration : 15 Days
  • Trip Grade : Moderate
  • Trip Date :
  • Activity : Family Holidays
  • Highest Altitude : 3850 m
  • Month : Mar-May, Sep-Dec

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