Langtang Kyangjin Gompa trek - Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, one of our guides will greets you and transfer to hotel. Free time on your own for rest and refreshment, in the evening, join the welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
After breakfast, meet your tour guide in the lobby and start a guided tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. In the evening, we organize a small meeting to introduce your trekking crew and settle the outstanding balances. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m), 8 hours drive.
We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the path is sometime blocked due to landslides. Our drive from Kathmandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
Trek to Syabru Gaon (2120m). The trekking today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As we enter Syabru, we descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. We will continue through the village to our campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is magnificent; brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here we can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang Lirung (7245m) and Tibetan Himalayan ranges. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m), 5 to 6 hours walking.
The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m). Afterwards, we trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end our trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route we could see red pandas, wild monkeys and bear if we are lucky. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m), 6 to 7 hours walking.
As we continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, we can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m), 3 to 4 hours walking.
The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We will arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, we can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.) and Langtang Lirung (7245m.). Overnight at a lodge.
Day 08: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around.
Today is rest day. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, 5 to 6 hours walking.
From Kyangjin we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 10: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi, 5 to 6 hours walking.
The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Besi (1600m.). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 11: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu, 8 to 9 hours drive.
It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. We drive along the unpaved road till Betrawati and we begin to follow narrow well paved road. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Kathmandu free day.
Breakfast at hotel, today is a free for buying souvenirs for your friends, family and relatives. In evening, join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with live culture show and celebrate your great trek with a local meal and drinks. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will drop you off to international airport for your onward flight. We wish you have a safe and sound flight, good bye see you again in the future.