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Langtang Trek

Short Langtang trek to Kyanjin Gompa

A trek to Kyanjin Gompa (Langtang)
Langtang region in the north of Kathmandu has been a popular trans-Himalayan trade route from ancient and medieval period. The Langtang valley also was a safe haven for Buddhists during the crisis. Hence Langtang exhibits most vivid culture of Shamanistic Tamangs and Tibetan Buddhist Sherpas. It is protected as Langtang National Park and has a number of high peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m). The easy access from Kathmandu and the awe-inspiring scenery makes Langtang trek popular among the trekkers.

Duration: 10 days (5 days trekking and rest with traveling)
Difficulty: moderate (uphill and the altitude above 3,000m)
Season: September to May
Means of Transportation: 4WD (Kathmandu -Syabrubensi- Kathmandu)
Accommodation : Teahouse (Hotel in Kathmandu)

Langtang Trek Itinerary

Day 01 : Kathmanud arrival | Pick up from the airport and transfer to the Hotel | Discuss trek / tour and have a easy evening.
DAY 02: BREAKFAST | KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING
An easy, relaxing day in a sedan car with a local guide will uncover totally different perspective of kathmandu.
Kathmandu sightseeing Points – Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square.
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DAY 03: DRIVE TO SYABRUBENSI (7Hrs / 117Km) | Overnight in lodge
We will start our scenic drive north of Kathmandu in the winding mountain road. As we come around the mountainside, Ganesh Himal looms at a distance. At Dhunche we enter into Langtang National Park, from where the road climbs down to Syabrubensi.
DAY 04: TREK TO LAMA HOTEL (2,480m / 5 hrs)
The trail follows upstream Langtang river through trees with Langur monkeys frolicking around. The walk is pleasant with scenic stops by waterfall and river view. There are some steep short climbings at some points.
DAY 05: TREK TO LANGTANG
The trail continous to follw the Langtang river, climbing steeply through a forest of hemlocks, mapples and rhododendrons to popular luchtime spot of Ghora Tabela. There are fine view of Langtang Lirung. From Ghora Tabela, the valley opens wide and tail climbs gradually to Langtang village.
DAY 06: LANGTANG TO KYANJIN GOMPA (3,860m)
Kyanjin Gompa is just couple of hours gradual climb further into the Langtang valley through the meadows. From here one can climb to Kyanjin Ri or Cherko Ri (5 hrs / 5,000m) for better view of the Langtang valley and Himalayan Peaks.
Day 07: Trek down to Ghora Tabela or Lama Hotel after enjoying a morning in Kyanjin gompa.
DAY 08: TREK BACK TO SYABRUBENIS
DAY 09: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU | OVERNIGHT IN HOTEL
DAY 10: DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT FOR FIANL DEPARTURE


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