Highlights of this trip and the destination in Langtang National Park:
We will explore Cultural World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, 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.
Langtang Region located within the Langtang National Park is a very attractive trekking destination which is surrounded by spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks, beautiful forest covered valleys and various ethnic settlements. 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 (7,200m) appear through the trees along the way. Traveling through Langtang (3,450m), you will reach the Langtang valley and village of Kyanjing Gompa (3,900m), where you will experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated 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 (4,300m) which can be climbed and offers more spectacular view of Langtang Lirung and the foot of one of its major glaciers. Other two great viewpoints on this trek are Chandanbari (3,250m) and Lauribinayak from where you can enjoy magnificent views of the towering snowcapped Paldo peak, Ganesh Himal (7,600m) and Langtang II (7,227m) 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. Let us keep an open mind on the possibility of seeing this beautiful animal anywhere while on this trek. However, our trip does not guarantee sighting of this rare and endangered mammal.
We continue our trek to Gosainkunda (lake), a group of 15 lakes and ponds situated within Langtang National Park, treeless region with scrublands interspersed by rocky slopes and alpine pasture at 4054m to 4620m altitude that provide water for the Trishuli tributary of the Narayani River system.
Gosainkunda is considered sacred pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also Ramsar site for wetland floras and faunas. After Gosainkunda, we will trek through Rhododendron, Fir, Pine, Oak and mixed temperate deciduous forests in the lower foothills. We’ll then pass through beautifully terraced fields, villages and scenic views.
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.