Langtang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and bordering Tibet. The Langtang National Park is located in the area. About 4,500 people live inside the park, and many more depend on it for timber and firewood. The majority of the residents are Tamang.
The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees include the deciduous oak and maple, and evergreens like pine, and various types of rhododendron. Animal life includes Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys and red pandas. There are also stories of Yeti sightings.
The park contains the Gosainkunda lakes, sacred to Hindus. Pilgrimages are made there in August. Another spiritual site is the Buddhist monastery Kyanjin Gompa.
Langtang valley trekking is also called the valley of glaciers trek. Langtang is the closet place where you could get the massive snow capped mountains and beautiful glaciers. This valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu. The whole valley is dominated by Mount Langtang Lirung (7246m)and offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy down and meadows.
Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Group meeting programme for detailed information about trekking. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Syapru Besi (1462 mt.). Driving approx. 8 hours by bus. Overnight at guest house.
Day 03 Syapru Besi to Rimche (2300 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 04 Rimche to Chyamki (3230 mt.). Walking 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 05 Chaymki to Kyangin Gompa (3798 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 06 Exploration around Langtang valley (Langsisa Kharka, Kyangin Ri, Tserko Ri as per time permiting). Overnight at guest house.
Day 07 Retreat trek to Rimhe. Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 08 Rimche to Syabrubesi. Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.
Day 09 Drive back from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 Transfer to airport for departure from Nepal.