Day 01: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU (1,300 m)
Arrival at KATHMANDU airport – Welcome, meting and assistance at the airport and transfer to hotel – Evening our staff will organize a briefing session on the trek can be made problem free – Hotel & rest
Day 02: IN KATHMANDU – SIGHTSEEING & PREPARATION – OBTAIN NECESSARY PERMITS
Breakfast – sightseeing tour to Kathmandu Durbar Square and SWAYAMBHUNATH in the morning. In the afternoon, visit holy temples of Lord PASHUPATINATH & BOUDHNATH & - back to hotel for lunch. After lunch, undertake final preparation for trek; e.g., checking and demonstration of equipments which will be used during trek. If any one needs to buy or get things on hire, our staff will assist you with their company. Welcome dinner – Overnight at hotel. (Have this day a Govt. working day so as to make sure about all permits smoothly)
Day 03: DRIVE KATHMANDU - SYABRUBESI (1,460 m): 135 km: 6-7 HRS
Early morning, our scenic drive starts to Syabrubesi. We have 3 different options of driving route. One is via Galchi (longest), the 2nd one is via Kakani (shorter) and the last one via Tokha road (shortest). Depending upon the road condition during the monsoon time, we may choose one of them. During the monsoon time, the 1st route via Galchi is the best. In the normal time, we can use either of the Kakani or Tokha route. The drive via Galchi is good until Trishuli Bazaar and it is the Trishuli Bazaar where both of the other routes (Kakani and Tokha ones) meet and continue to Dhunche. In other words, all routes pass by Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. Dhhunche is the headquarter of the Rasuwa District (one of the Govt. administrative units among the 75 in total). The route via Kakani is called Pasang Lhamu Highway and it continues till Syabrubesi and on to Rasuwagadhi (Nepal-Tibet border point). Over night at Syabrubesi.
Day 04: TREK SYABRUBESI – LAMA HOTEL (2,455 m): 5-6 HRS
From today, we start our trek. Today’s walk is mild. We follow a downhill trail leading to Bhote Koshi River and a short trek takes us to the Syabrubesi Village. Our further walk requires us to cross the Langtang River (Langtang Khola). We can enjoy our lunch here. Then, a mild downhill walk will take us Rimche (2,400 m) and continue our further walk for about 10-15 minutes, we finally reach Changdam, also popularly known as Lama Hotel. En route, there is a high possibility of sighting rare wild animals like red pandas, various types of monkeys and bear. Over night at Lama Hotel.
Day 05: LAMA HOTEL - LANGTANG (3,430 m): 5-6 HRS
After breakfast, we continue our trek going through the green lush forest with rhododendron (if you are here in March/April). The forest looks as if sub-tropical as its ground is full of moss and trees are covered by the ferns and orchids. Through the forest, off and on, we may have a sight of Mt Langtang Lirung. At the end of the trail, we reach Ghoda Tabela (3,000 m), where once a Tibetan Settlement Project used to be active, but presently there is Nepalese Army Post. From the post, we continue our mild uphill walk which will widen the valley and pass by some small settlements with pasture land used by the local herders who migrate here with their farm animals for grazing in warm season of monsoon. Finally, we reach Langtang Village, a typical village in Tibetan style with farmland growing potatoes, buckwheat, barley and uniquely turnips. The Headquarter of Langtang National Park is also located here. If you have time, you can visit the Headquarter and the monastery nearby. Over night at Langtang Village.
Day 06: LANGTANG - KEYNJING GOMPA (3,870 m): 3-4 HOURS
After breakfast, while we continue an uphill trail through small villages and yak pastures, the valley starts widening and the scenery becomes more panoramic. After reaching on the top of the ridge, a further gentle climb will lead us to Mundu and Sindum villages. Actually, the big earthquake of 2015 heavily damaged almost all villages in this area. Langtang Valley, Mundu and Keynjing Gompa are the most hit area. Then, we reach the cheese factory. From here, our further short uphill walk will take us to Keynjing Gompa. It is here we will have a nice lunch. The scenery from here is amazing. Mt Langtang gets more attractive with several other peaks before you like Mt Langtang Lirung, Ganjalapeak, Mt Tserko- Ri, Mt Langsisari. Exploring the remaining day around the village is fantastic including the visit to the Gompa. Over night at Keynjing Gompa.
Day 07: FREE DAY FOR EXPLORATION
Today, we have a full day free at our disposal. Those who wish to explore around can undertake day hikes. We could hike to Tsergo Ri (5,033 m) located at a distance of 4 hours uphill walk to the east of Keyjin Gompa. From here we could enjoy 360 degree view of the beautiful snow peaks including Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) and Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m) Or, we could also hike to the Yala Cheese Factory. Or, spend the day exploring the scenery around. Overnight at Keynjin Gompa
Day 08: KEYNJIN GOMPA – LAMA HOTEL (2,455 m): 6-7 HRS
Today is our return day. We trek back Lama Hotel following the same trail which we used to reach Keynjin Gompa. Our way back trail pass by some Tamang villages like Langtang Village, Thyangyap Village and Ghodatabela presenting Tibetan culture as they are near to the Tibetan border. The trail continues downhill through the rhododendron forest. Late afternoon, we reach Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 09: LAMA HOTEL - SYBRUBESI (1,460 m): 5-6 HRS
Today is the last day of our trek. Our destination is reaching syabrubeshi. We keep on following the same trail we used while going up to lama hotel. We arrive at Rimche and cross a suspension bridge over the Langtang river and keep walking through the lush forest. En route, we are invited by several hotels to have an overnight. Late afternoon, Syabrubeshi opens up before us. Overnight at Syabrubeshi.
Day 10: DRIVE SYABRUBESI - KATHMANDU (1,300 m): 7-8 HRS
After nice breakfast, we take a bus/private vehicle to drive back to Kathmandu. The drive passes by beautiful townhships like Dhunche, Trishuli Bazaar and Galchi/Kakani/Tokha and reach Kathmandu by completing almost 135 km distance. Although it is a long drive, it is so scenic as the road goes along the picturesque hills and valleys. Arrive at Kathmandu late afternoon and transfer to your hotel. Farewell dinner in the evening. Full rest.
Day 11: DEPARTURE FOR HOME
After breakfast, according to your airport time as per your flight schedule, transfer to airport and fly back home.