Siggi Kerscht, Max SchröderFrom April to May 2014 we have been for 4 weeks with Tendi on the Annapurna circuit and in Upper Mustang Trek. It was a wonderful time and Tendi was a perfect guide: competent, always friendly and helpful. Transfers, lodges and food have been well organized and in best quality. And - important for o ... Read More
The Langtang region is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Langtang area in itself is a good choice for those with limited time. In one week to ten days, one can visit Langtang area for trekking. The Himalayan views overall are not quite as spectacular as in the Annapurna or Everest areas, but they remain unforgettably beautiful. In addition, the trails are less crowded and the people are friendly.
Perhaps first established as national park for Himalayan wildlife, Langtang National Park is crossed with hiking and trekking paths and mountaineering trails allowing visitors’ unparalleled accessibility. You will often see musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster) and Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus), Himalayan black beer (selenarctos thibetanus), snow leopard (panthera uncia), wild god (alpines), ghoral (Nemorhedus goral) serow (capricornis sumantrenis) and more than 250 species of birds. The park is also renowned for its population of red panda (Ailurus fulgens)
A little further up the valley is Sing Gompa, where we stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. We pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on our way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Backtracking, we travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkund is located. Crossing the Llaurebena Pass (4610m), we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we travel through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang. From here it's just a few days trek back to Kathmandu.
Trip FactsTrip Code: HPTL-03, Duration: 9 days, Program Type: Trekking, Max. Altitude: 4600m, Minimum Pax: 2, Mode of Travel: Land, Start Trip: Dhunche, End Trip: Sundarijal, Trip Grade:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Day 3: Kathmandu to Dhunche by bus/ Jeep
Day 4: Dhunche to Sing Gompa
Day 5: Sing Gompa to Laurebinayak
Day 6: Laurebinayak to Gosainkunda
Day 7: Gosainkunda via Surjakund La to Ghopte
Day 8: Ghopte to Tharepati
Day 9: Tharepati to Kutumsang
Day 10: Kutumsang to Chisopani
Day 11: Chisopani to Sundarijal and drive to Kathmandu
Day 12: Free day for shopping and sightseeing
Day 13: Transfer to the airport.