Highlights of this trek and the destination in Langtang National Park:
We will explore the Cultural World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, and then embark on a hiking journey to the northwest of the capital Kathmandu and close to the Tibetan border area to enjoy the extraordinary mountain views far and near as we hike along the Langtang Valley, see awe-inspiring scenic wonders of Nepal, the Nepalese way of life and their culture. And we will savor authentic Nepalese delicacies.
The entire Langtang Region including Langtang National Park, located northwest of the capital city Kathmandu, is a very attractive trekking destination that is surrounded by spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks, beautiful forest covered valleys and various ethnic villages. The trail gains elevation as you make your way along the Langtang Khola through forests of oak, rhododendron and bamboo. Enlivening glimpses of Mount Langtang Lirung (7200m) appear through the trees along the way. Traveling through Langtang (3450m), you will reach the Langtang valley and village of Kyanjing Gompa (3900m), where you will see the spiritual lifestyle of Buddhist monks who perform their rituals in a beautiful monastery dating back to 1300 A.D. A short hike will lead you to a magnificent glacial moraine (4300m) which can be climbed and offers a more spectacular view of Langtang Lirung and the foot of one of its major glaciers. Another viewpoint on this trek is Chandan Bari (3,250m) from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the towering snowcapped Ganesh Himal (7600m) and Langtang II (7227m) peaks. Langtang National Park is Red Panda habitat. It is reported that the Red Panda is often sighted in the bamboo and Oak groves and occasionally in the open space. However, our trip does not guarantee sighting of this rare and endangered mammal.
Comfortable Lodging in Kathmandu Valley:
Quality boutique hotels Nepali Ghar Hotel or Hotel Thamel House close to the hustle and bustle of Thamel will be your comfort when traveling with Sherpa Travel.
If these hotels are full, similar lodging will be provided. We strongly suggest to book your trip far in advance to get the best desired lodging and airfares.
Comfortable and Economical Lodging while on trek:
Trekking with Comfortable Lodging: We will provide mix of both comfortable and economical lodging while on this trek as we are traveling in remote areas where standard of accommodation varies from one place to another. We will book and confirm the best available comfortable and economical lodging along the trekking route. We strongly suggest to book your trip far in advance to get the best desired lodging and airfares on your international flights.
Economical Lodging in Kathmandu and on the trek:
Trekking with Economical Lodging: Norbulinka Boutique Hotel or similar standard hotels close to the hustle and bustle of Thamel and basic lodges during the trek will be your economical lodging when traveling with Sherpa Travel. We strongly suggest to book your trip far in advance to get the best desired lodging and airfares.
Lodge to lodge Trek Program:
This trek involves overnights in lodges and trekking on the main trail from one lodge to another. Breakfast and dinners are served at the lodges where we spend the night. Lunches are served at local inns and restaurants while on the way.
Trip leadership by local English-speaking Nepali guide throughout the trip and support staff guides (1 porter per 2 clients) are employed to carry your luggage on the trek.