Dates 7 Mar '13 to 18 Mar '13
Flexible? Multiple Dates
Est. Cost 500 - 1,000 USD (USD United States Dollars)
Type Tour Participants Wanted
Name Adventure Nepal- Women Adventure Program 2013!! – Langtang Trekking
Trekking in the Langtang Valley combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund and the beautiful Helambu Valley. Trail of Langtang valley trek is in the most unspoiled national parks of Nepal, which is perhaps why there is such a high appeal of this trekking route. Situated at North of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border, it is the most easily accessible highland sanctuary from the capital. This remote Langtang valley is enclosed by snow-capped mountains which culminate in the peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m). Langtang valley trekking starts from the lower Langtang Valley which takes you through forests and among the villages and farmlands of many who are of Tibetan origin. The deep gorges of Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola are thickly forested with rhododendron, oak, maple and alder. The stretch of forest around Ghoda Tabela in the lower Langtang Valley and below Gosainkunda is inhabited by the red panda, a rare and threatened symbol of a healthy Himalayan ecosystem. As you make your way through the Langtang, there is a high possibility of seeing many interesting wildlife. Common to these forests are the wild boar, Himalayan black bear, ghoral, grey langur monkey and leopard. Larch, a rare deciduous conifer, is also found in the forest of lower Langtang Valley. Further up, Himalayan thahr, musk deer and snow leopard can be found. The upper Langtang Valley is one of the few known breeding grounds of the ibils bills besides the Tibetan snow cock and snow partridge.
Like other Himalayan nature parks, Langtang typically is explored on foot. There are several possible trails to choose from depending on preference and time availability. The Langtang Valley is easily approached from Dhunche, the main trading post of the area, which takes only a day's drive from Kathmandu. The upper reaches of Langtang can be reached in four days by walk. Once above the Langtang village, visitors can explore the high valley of Langshisa, Yala peak and Tsero, Ri. These and other villages of upper Langtang are inhabited by people of Tibetan descent whereas the villagers of Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru. Further down are home to the Tamangs of Nepal's middle hills, who inhabit the area and continue to practice their local religion of Buddhism and to earn their livelihood herding yak and sheep.
From Langtang village, the track leads to Kyangjin, a summer settlement, with its small gompa and cheese factory. (3,740 m). This is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory. There is a STOL airstrip at Chhaldang, a short distance east of Kyangjin. Visiting to the Yala Cheese Factory (4.633 m) and the small lakes beyond Yala are a worthwhile sight. Yala can be reached within half a day from Kyangjin Gompa. From Kyangjin Gompa, a continuation to the pastures of Langsisa (4.084 m) provides amazing views of numerous glaciers. There are some huts in Langsisa that can be reached within a one day's walk from Kyangjin Gompa. You’ll have enough time to explore the head of the valley as you get closer to the glacier system or climbing a nearby peak for stupendous mountain views. From there, you can ascend past the holy lakes of Gosaikunda to enter Helambu via the Laurebina Pass (4610m). You’ll see the stunning views of the Manaslu, Ganesh Himal & even as far as the Annapurna massif. A series of undulating ridges offers a delightful walk before descending to the edge of Kathmandu.
Itinerary for the Langtang Trek
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be meet by our airport representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Drive to Sybru Bensi (1462meters) by bus. 8 hours. From Kathmandu, we take seven- eight hour drive to Syabru Besi. Daily buses leave for Syabru Besi. Kathmandu via Trishuli to Dhunche 1950m. From Trishuli to Syabru besi is rough road some time in monsoon road will block. Overnight at guesthouse
Day 03 Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5 hours. Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through Landslide. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Overnight at guesthouse.
Day 04 Trek to Langtang Village (3307meters) 5 hours. From lama hotel, we continue gently ascending above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. From time and again we can have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meter. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 2992m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages showcasing water-driven mills and prayer wheels. On descending for a while, we arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching to the height 3430 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc. Overnight at guesthouse
Day 05 Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798meters) 4 hours. The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending along the mountain passes we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Overnight at guesthouse
Day 06 Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 6 hours. Morning visit around Kyangjin Gompa and afternoon return Lama Hotel, we take a route back to Lama Hotel following trail of we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight at guesthouse
Day 07 Trek to Syabru Bensi We hike back to Syabru Besi from Lama Hotel. We can walk along the rising and falling path leading to the village which provides us the opportunity to get a closer look at customs and culture of Tamang ethnic group. Overnight at teahouse
Day 08 Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu Drive back to Kathmandu which will takes us around 8 hours.
Day 09 Final departure Farewell and transfer to airport for final departure to destination country.
Cost Include Cost Exclude
1. Airport picks up & droop
2. Every 4 trekker one Female trekking guide.
3. Every Two trekker one porter.
4. Necessary permit fee.
5. TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management system).
6. 2 night Accommodation at Kathmandu, Two Star Hotel on Buffet Meal.(B/L/D)
7. 3 meals in a day during the Trekking.
8. Necessary Nepali staff and porters charge.
9. One day Kathmandu, Patan & Bhaktapur (World UNISCO heritage site) sightseeing.
10. Insurance for all local staffs.
11. Necessary Land Transportation & its charges.
12. Sufficient Tea & coffee during the Trekking.
13. Trekking insurance for Nepalese staff.
14. First Aid kit with health assistance.
15. After finished the trip 30 minute complementary spa treatment for refresh by the signature spa in Kathmandu.
16. Trekking Staff: Experience Female Guide and staff who have been many these area.
17. Fare well dinner with seven Star Team in Nepalese Focal dance rest in Kathmandu. 1. Emergency rescue evacuation if required (Seven Star team will give you full services but your insurance most cover it).
2. International Air fare.
3. Single supplementary.
4. Any kind of Alcoholic and Hard soft Drinks.
5. Personal equipment for climbing and trekking.
6. Personal Insurance for travel to Nepal.
7. International cargo/Air mail charge.
8. Airport taxes.
9. Kathmandu sightseeing entry fee.(about $30.00)
10. Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue fee.
11. Nature case.
12. Any other additional extra fee except above mentioned in the literary.
13. Tipping for your trip assistance (Optional)
We require participants to have travel/Trekking insurance that covers medical expenses, evacuation and repatriation. Please ensure that your chosen policy provides cover for the activities (trekking and climbing with guides and ropes) and the localities in which you will travel (Nepal, to elevations up to 4,610 M meters above sea level).
Emergency Evacuation: Helicopter rescue services are available; Evidence of insurance will be required by the evacuation services before the helicopter will fly. We would suggest you to leave a copy of your medical insurance with us for necessary arrangement. However, emergency evacuation cost is not included in your trekking packages.
Adventure Nepal- Women Adventure Program 2013!! – Langtang Trekking
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