Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300 m/4,264 ft)
After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world-famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world-famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft) 7-8 hours, 132km
We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day, we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight at Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft) 6hrs
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430m /11,253ft), 5- 6hrs
After breakfast, we continue our trek next destination Langtang. The trail gradually ascends through the upstream left side of Langtang River, crossing landslides along with the big forest hemlocks, maple and rhododendron to Ghoda Tabla (2970m /9801aft) The trail enters gradually to the deserted windy area. Continue ascending into a valley to cross a stream and climbs to pass several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang.
Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m /12,697ft), 3-4hrs
Today our trail continues through the Tibetan village, stone-built houses and climbs to a Chorten and passes a huge Mani wall along a gentle path of the hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped turn once as you enter into a level of the riverbed. It only takes morning; afternoon explore the surrounding, acclimatizes and visit Kyanjing Glacier depends on the energy level. Kyanjing Gomba has the monastery and a Yak cheese factory and yogurt.
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa - Day explore
Both Kyanjin Ri (4,850m/16,005ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,500ft) are the best viewpoints in this area. After the breakfast, visit Tserko Ri for a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji, much more and the foot of the huge Langtang Lirung Glacier. Back to the guest house, Lunch and walk around the Kyanjing valley.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m /8,150ft), 7-8hrs
Today, our trail retraces to Lama Hotel, all the way downhill, but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and advice to walk very slowly.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/ 7,316 ft) 5-6hrs
We begin our trek with a climb up to the Rimche Village. From here we descend to the banks of the Langtang Khola. We continue on an easy trail to Bamboo and begin ascending to Landslide Lodge. From here we continue our trek to Thulo Syabru. There are two trails as we cross another bridge. We follow the one that passes by Pahare hotel and a waterfall at 2210 m to reach Thulo Syabru.
Day 10: Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa (3,330m/10,925ft) 3-4hrs
Today will be a short walk but it is important to not reach Gosaikunda today because the steady gain in altitude will help us acclimatize better to the high altitude. After trekking for a while we pass by a chorten and a checkpoint. From the checkpoint, we move south and pass by Garta Village and Phulung Monastery before reaching Shin Gompa to spend the night.
Day 11: Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4,460m/14,632ft) 5-6hrs
Today we get to enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayas including the Annapurnas, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang. We follow a ridge for the most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the holy lakes. The third lake, Gosaikunda (4380m), is of particular religious and cultural significance for the Nepalese and is one of Nepal’s most sought after pilgrimage sites. The lake is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides and has a great ensemble of nine other lakes to accompany it. Every year during Janai Purnima in August, hundreds of Hindu pilgrims visit the lake for a holy bath. The large rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine.
Day 12: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m/11,286ft) 6-8hrs
We move around the lake’s shore before ascending towards the Laurebina Pass (4610m). The Helambu region begins at the Lauribina La (pass) and descends to the Melamchi valley. The trail is rough and crosses moraines, but is well marked with cairns. We pass through three more small lakes before reaching the pass. We climb a small hill and enjoy excellent views of the area. Our trail passes through Surya Kunda before reaching Ghopte.
Day 13: Ghopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m/8,399ft) 6-7hrs
We walk uphill and downhill on a trail that passes through dense forests. Walking on a trail through the forest will take us to Thare Pati Village. We climb a ridge above the village and continue our trek. The view from the ridge of the Nepalese hills and Soli Danda in particular, is beautiful. We cross two suspension bridges before reaching Melamchigaon which is a beautiful village that houses a monastery.
Day 14: Melamchigaon to Tarkeghyang (2,590m/8,497ft) 5-6hrs
We pass a stupa and cross a small stream below Tarkeghyang. Our trail passes through forests that lead up to Ama Yangri which is the highest point of our trek today located at 3,800m. There are a stupa and Buddhist prayer flags at the top of the hill. Furthermore, we get stunning views of Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges. The mountains are so close that we feel that we can almost touch them. As we descend we can often see yaks grazing in the bushes before entering a forest. We also walk on a trail made of broken stone before reaching Tarkeghyang which is a beautiful Sherpa village.
Day 15: Tarkeghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft) 3-5hrs
We begin our trek after breakfast. The trail is easy and passes through lush forests. We also pass by beautiful villages, chortens, a monastery and a mani wall before reaching Sermathang. It’s a beautiful Sherpa Village with incredible views of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and the Langtang ranges. On a clear day, we can even see Mt. Everest in the distance.
Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu: 3-4hrs trek, 2hrs drive
We trek through meadows, fields and beautiful villages to reach Melamchi Bazaar. From here we drive to Kathmandu and reminisce about our trip in the Langtang and Helambu regions. After reaching Kathmandu, we freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek to celebrate the successful completion of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Final departure
Transfer to the international airport and fly to the onward destination. 3,330m/10,925ft)
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