Our Spring Rhododendron Langtang Trek is specially timed to catch the plants of the Langtang and Jugal Himal at their finest. This trek is awe-inspiring trundle through the forests; it is an exhilarating trek through alpine valleys and takes in the holy lakes at Gosainkunda and the Lanjura Pass. At first the lower reaches of the trail are bordered by terraced fields of mustard which, enhanced by the rich yellow blossoms of double Jasmine, set the valleys ablaze, higher up, dense forests of Spanish Oak give way to meadows of Daphne and Gentian which compete with each other in a riot of color.
The Trek Cost Includes:
- All the International Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Pre and Post Trek Deluxe Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu in Pokhara
- Half Day Guided Cultural Sightseeing
- Comprehensive Trekking Map
- Authentic Nepali Welcome Dinner and Transfer Services
- All the accommodation and full board meals and hot beverages on the trek
- Private Transportation to/ from Dhunche and Sundarijal
- Eco Conscious cosy Camping accommodation with crews, chef, toilet tent, shower tent, Kitchen tents, Dining, Kitchen utensils.
- Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS card
- Our Extensive Knowledgeable Licensed Guides & porter services with porter gears
- Field Staff Insurances
- Dawn Jackets, sleeping bag, walking poles, duffel bag, facilities
- Extensive First Aid medical kit
- Quick Rescue supporting services in case of Emergency
- Extra snacks services
- Satellite phone/Communication services in case of Emergency
- Applicable government Taxes
- Himalayan Eco Trek Team Management
The Trek Cost Excludes:
- All the personal expenses like Alcoholic beverages, Bottled drinks etc.
- Medical and Travel Insurances
- International Airfare and taxes
- Visa Fees
- Gratuities/ Tips
- Emergency Helicopter Rescue charges
- Main Meals in Kathmandu
Today is your arrival. We welcome you upon your arrival at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu or your choice of Hotel in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur).Arrival city briefing follows after Hotel check in concerning the necessary formalities on your tour and trek program. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby historic/Countryside areas or resting.In the evening traditional Nepali dinner in an authentic Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dances that represents different customs and musical instruments of Nepal. Overnight hotel in Kathmandu
Half day Cultural sightseeing in World Heritage sites of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur where your guide will accompany you on a tour of UNESCO enlisted Hindu temples and the unique fusion shrines of Newari architectural Hinduism and Buddhism reflecting ancient golden era in local traditions for the glories. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest with your guide or take a rest while trekking permits are finalized . Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu
Our morning transport from Kathmandu takes us all the way through to Dunche, which lies on the east bank high above the Trishuli River. Beginning the trek from here allows us to cover some of the best trekking country in Nepal, where relatively few foreign trekkers visit.The first night’s camp is generally between Dhunche and Bharkhu.(7 hrs)
This is a fine day of trekking which traverses high above the Junction of the Trishuli river and the Langtang Khola. Syabru is a busy village with the houses laid out in single file down the hillside. Sherpas and Tamangs farm this area. The trail drops steeply down towards the river and our camp for the night is located in fine deciduous forest near the bank of the river. A glacier-cold swim is available here. (6 hrs)
Half an hour further upstream the trail crosses to the north bank and climbs steeply through the Langtang gorge before the ascent eases and the valley widens out into an area of fir and rhododendron. Ghoretabela lies near the end of the main forest area where an army post is located. There are plenty of good camping areas nearby.(6 hrs)
We move out into wide alpine country with easy walking up to Langtang village. A necessarily shorter day because of the increase in altitude.(4 hrs)
From Langtang we continue up the valley to Kyangin Gompa where there is a government rest house, a cheese factory (which produces some 7000kgof cheese for Kathmandu every year, all of which is carried by porter to the dairy in the city) and a national park spot.(5 hrs)
This makes an excellent base for side walks either immediately above the Gompa to the foot of the Langtang Lirung glacier, eastward to the Langsisa Glacier, or a tougher ascent of the northern flank of the valley towards Yala Peak. From this area there are views west towards Langtang Lirung(7245 m) and the Ganesh Himal. To the south lies the Ganjala Himal and a view of the high pass which leads to Helambu.(4 hrs)
We spend a long day retracing our steps to the campsite at Syabru.(6 hrs)
There are a few direct routes to Gosainkunda. We take the more pleasant circuitous route via Sing Gompa. A stuff uphill in the morning leads to a ridge-line which offers views north into Tbet and West towards the Annapurna. In the afternoon we walk through ancient hemlock and rhododendron forest to the little settlement of Sing Gompa, high above the Trishuli. In spring the area a mass of flowers and fresh cheese can sometimes be bought from the cheese factory.(6 hrs)
The steep climb up the ridge takes us into alpine country to a saddle at Chalang Pati (3380 m). We can enjoy the views of the Annapuran. Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, as well as peaks in Tibet.There is still a long way to go before we reach the main lake, from which a black rock (said to be the head of Shiva) protrudes. (6 hrs
A long and hard day. We begin by climbing from the lakes to the Lamjura Pass (4610 m). We then have a jolting descent over more rough ground and more tricky and awkward ground to negotiate before reaching our camp site near an enormous boulder which provides protection for the porters and thus provides the misnomer of ‘Cave’. (7 hrs)
Another hard climb through rhododendron forest leads to the ridge line at Thare Pati. Keep an eye out for the Pheasants and other wildlife through the area. After lunch a steep scrambling descent leads down to the village of Melamchi Gaon, a Sherpa settlement at the top end of the Melamchi river valley.(7hrs )
This day entails a loss of altitude before a climb up to Tarke Ghyang.This is one of the most attractive villages in the area with a small monastery and the building characterised by stone,slate and wood. The ridge walk to Shermathang offers wide views in all directions with the southern foothills of Nepal fading into a hazy distance towards the plains of India. Shermathang is another Sherpa village and has excellent camp sites.(6 hrs)
A knee wobbling day as altitude is rapidly lost on the way down to the Melamchi River valley. Tarangmarang is a busy trading village.
A lovely day’s walk along the north facing slopes of the foothills surrounding the Kathmandu valley through some Tamang and Chhettri/ Bahun villages. It ends with a steep climb to the campsite. The whole Himalayan range from Everest in the east to the Annapurnas in the west is visible from here.(6 hrs)
A short climb crests the valley rim and the descent is down a busy trail with people en route to or from trading or business in Kathmandu. There is charming lunch spot at a man –made lake providing water for the area and the final descent follows the water pipeline to the village of Sundari Jal where transport is laid on for the short trip to Kathmandu.
Leisure Time in Kathmandu. It’s indeed time for the souvenir hunting around Kathmandu’s noted places having optional trip to tranquil historic Heritages in your own or with us or with our versatile guide. We provide extra drive and drop services anywhere.
Our Tour officer meets you in Hotel for the Departure Transfer to Kathmandu’s International Airport. We will be always welcoming you back to Nepal for various other stunning Trekking or looking forward to serving you in our other country travel arrangements.
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