Arrival | Welcome Dinner
After landing in the Tribhuvan International Airport, a company representative will greet you and transfer you to your hotel. If you have time, you can visit the colorful and lively Thamel area. The Company will host you a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
The Kathmandu valley is laden with many UNESCO heritage sights, that highlights it’s cultural, architectural and religious history. The objective of the day is to embark on a quest that explores these sites. We recommend visiting the spiritual hubs of Buddhism: Swayambhunath and Boudhanath as well as the Hindu spectacle of Pashupatinath. You can also take a trip to any of the durbar squares like the Kathmandu Durbar Square that highlights the architectural brilliance of the city’s Newari ancestors. Overnight in Kathmandu. The Kathmandu valley is laden with many UNESCO heritage sights, that highlights it’s cultural, architectural and religious history. The objective of the day is to embark on a quest that explores these sites. We recommend visiting the spiritual hubs of Buddhism: Swayambhunath and Boudhanath as well as the Hindu spectacle of Pashupatinath. You can also take a trip to any of the durbar squares like the Kathmandu Durbar Square that highlights the architectural brilliance of the city’s Newari ancestors. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu to Syabrubensi (1503m)
Today you will be getting your first taste of the true country roads of Nepal. The drive takes us about 9 hours and covers a distance of 122 kilometers to reach Syabrubensi. The roads are crafted on green hillsides and run through bends and switchbacks, with small infrequent settlements and around some turns provide you with brief mountain glimpses. The road dips down alongside the Trishuli River, and shortly you arrive at Syabrubensi. It is a small village that is mostly used by trekkers as a resting or starting point. Overnight in Syabrubensi.
Syabrubensi to Gatlang (1946m)
From Syabrubensi, you take the dirt trails uphill to Bahundanda pass from where you descend down to Gatlang. It is the largest Tamang village of this area, and the trek offers splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7422m), Shisha Pangma (8013m), and Langtang Lirung (7227m). In Gatlang, you can witness the unique Tamang customs and craftsmanship which is specially highlighted on their intricate but uniform house building. Overnight in Gatlang
Gatlang to Tatopani/Hot Springs! (2240m)
The target for the day is to reach Tatopani, but before heading there, we can take a short detour to Parvati Kunda, a sacred lake. It attracts many visitors during the holy festival of Janai Purnima. The trek initially descends to Thambuchet, and stops at the Chilime hydropower dam. A bit ahead from here, we need to do some climbing to reach Tatopani. This name is due to the natural hot springs situated here. The locals say the water here have healing qualities, and it certainly is a great way for you to replenish and refresh yourself for the trek ahead. Overnight in Tatopani.
Tatopani to Thuman (2000m)
We shall be heading to another Tamang village for the day which is Thuman. The people here love to dance and also take part in shamanistic rituals and celebrations. From Tatopani you will be heading to Nagthali via the dense forests of Brimdang. We need to trek an additional 4 hours from here. The trek provides surreal views of Langtang, Kerung, and Ganesh Himal ranges. Overnight in Thuman.
Thuman to Briddhim (2229m)
Today, we trek to Briddhim from Thuman via Lingling. The route you follow is in fact the same route ancient traders would take to Tibet. Briddhim exhibits a well preserved Tibetan culture, a typical Tibetan village on the Nepali side of the border. The settlement is small with just about 45 or so houses, but more than half of them provide a loving homestay experience. In addition to its rich culture the village is also beautifully located on the lap of the Langtang Himal (7227m). You will observe the way of life of the Tamang people involving agriculture, livestock and trade preparations. Overnight in Briddhim.
Briddhim to Lama Hotel (2410m)
Today, we trek from Briddhim to Lama Hotel. The trek begins with a relatively easy descent. The ascent to Lama Hotel begins after we arrive at Rimche. After trekking for 4 hours, we arrive at Lama Hotel. It is a group of lodges amidst the surrounding dense forest on the banks of the Langtang River. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m)
The trail makes its way through dense forests steadily up through the valley which get thinner till you leave them behind. On the way, are the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung (7227m). You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, and Mani walls (sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them). You arrive at Langtang, and notice a large settlement with a traditional village on its upper side. Overnight in Langtang village.
Langtang village to Kyanjin (3830m)
After breakfast your trek begins along the Yak pastures. The Mani wall you see next in this route is famed for being the longest in Nepal, engraved with prayers and decorated with flags. The blowing winds you feel during the trek are the same winds that are said to carry these prayers across the region. After crossing several streams through wooden bridges, we arrive at the Kyanjin village. This village houses the famous Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight in Kyanjin.
At Kyanjin, explore day
Today we shall scout Kyanjin and visit some of its major landmarks. Kyanjin is looked over by a modest monastery atop a small mound laden with prayer flags. Kyanjin Gompa houses many lodges and is gifted with stunning 360 degree views of glaciers and mountains. You can either meditate in the monastery or take a trip to the cheese factory which has produced yak cheese since 1955. From Kyanjin you may take day excursions to beautiful locations such as Langshisha Kharka. Hiking to the top of the Tserko Ri (4984m) is also a viable option which reveals a magnificent panorama of Langtang and Dorje Lakpa ranges. Overnight in Kyanjin.
Kyanjin to Lama Hotel (2410m)
From today, we shall begin our journey back to Kathmandu. The road initially leads us to Lama Hotel. We shall follow the same trail that we had used to get here. The trek goes downhill through forests alongside the beautiful Langtang River. We shall take a quick break at the Langtang village and after lunch, head back to Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel to Syabrubensi (1503m)
The descent to Syabrubensi sees a drastic decrease in elevation. The trail is comparatively easier and can be covered in less than 5 hours. If you fancy any local souvenirs then you can complete any last minute shopping here, before you head back to Kathmandu the next day. Overnight in Syabrubensi.
Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu (1356m)
Wake up early to catch a long drive that leads to the Kathmandu valley. The roads are a blend of topped and gravels with some nasty curves. The 9 hour drive offers amazing glimpses of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu ranges. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, head to your hotel. You can explore the nearby streets to shop for gifts and souvenirs. Overnight in Kathmandu.
A representative will collect you from the hotel to check in for your flight. We wish you the best luck in your ventures ahead and hope our paths cross again one day where we can introduce you to more of our country’s beauty.