Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
On your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our team at the airport. You will then be dropped at the hotel for the overnight stay. Enjoy the cool evening in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche 2030m by private vehicle (5/6 hours)
After breakfast, we will start our journey towards Dhunche. We will drive along Trishuli River witnessing the beautiful hills and valleys along the way. Dhunche is the headquarters of Rasuwa district hence can be seen bustling with government officials. You can take a short walk around Dhunche Bazaar if you like. Overnight in Dhunche.
Day 3: Trek from Dhunche to Shin Gompa 3210m (4/5 hours)
Our actual trek begins from the morning in Dhunche. Leaving Dhunche, we make a steep ascent on a forested trail to reach Deurali. After a short rest in Deurali, we continue ascending through the rhododendron and oak forest on steep trails towards Chandanbari. If lucky, we might spot a red panda on the way today. We later walk on a flat trail through the bamboo forest to reach Shin Gompa, which hosts an amazing view of the Langtang Himal range. Overnight in Shin Gompa.
Day 4: Trek from Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda 4380m (4/5 hours)
As we start our trek from Shin Gompa, we ascend on a ridge on a sparsely vegetated trail compact with the alluring landscape. In about 3 hours, we reach Laurebina watching the beautiful views of the mountains and the hills. After lunch in Laurebina, we continue our trail, which first ascends and then descends to reach Gosainkunda. The path takes us to the first lake—Saraswati Kunda, second lake—Bhairab Kunda, and finally to our destination i.e. Gosainkunda. We will spend our night at the peaceful and serene environment of the enchanting Gosainkunda.
Day 5: Trek from Gosainkunda to Ghopte 3430m (6/7 hours) via Lauribinayak Pass 4610m.
A steep ascend via small lakes surrounding Gosainkunda takes us to the top of Lauribinayak Pass (4610m), the highest elevation reached during the trek. From the top of the pass, we get an amazing vista of the Langtang Himal range along with the beautiful snow-clad peaks of Naya Kanga (5844m), Surya Peak (5145m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Afterward, descending through juniper and rhododendron forests and walking along the rocky ridge, we reach Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte.
Day 6: Trek from Ghopte to Mangengoth 3220m (5/6 hours).
After a short descend from Ghopte, we reach a cave. The trail then goes uphill to cross Thadepati Pass (3690m) and later descends through the forest and the meadows to reach Mangengoth. En route, we come across small Chortens hosting beautiful views of the gorgeous Langtang Himal range. Overnight in Mangengoth.
Day 7: Trek from Mangengoth to Gul Bhanjyang 2130m (5/6 hours).
Today we descend along the rhododendron forests throughout the way from Mangengoth to Gul Bhanjyang. A gradual descend through the forest brings us to the picturesque settlement of Kutumsang. We enjoy our lunch here, viewing the majestic mountains. We then continue the trek and pass some Mani walls, Chortens, and prayer flags to arrive in Gul Bhanjyang for the overnight stay.
Day 8: Trek from Gul Bhanjyang to Chisapani 2215m (5/6 hours).
From Gul Bhanjyang, we start our trek towards Chisapani. The trail is flat and easy to walk on, with some paths paved with stones. We pass through many Buddhist monuments as we cross the villages of Thotundanda, Chipling, and Pati Banjyang on our way to Chisapani. Enjoy the skyline filled with glorious mountains as you sip your hot cup of tea at your hotel in Chisapani. Overnight in Chisapani.
Day 9: Trek from Chisapani to Sundarijal 1460m (5/6 hours) and Kathmandu by private vehicle.
Today we wake up early to witness the enticing sunrise over the gorgeous Himalayas. Later, we trek through the forest of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park to reach Kathmandu. Up to Borlang Bhanjyang, the trail is quite uphill, which later goes through the deep forest until we reach Mulkharka village. We can see Kathmandu Valley from here. A descend from Mulkharka, on stone steps, brings us to Sundarijal, where a private vehicle picks us up and drops you at your hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Departure from Kathmandu
After a good breakfast, we will drop you off at the airport for your safe flight back home.
P.S: Depending on the ages of children, they get discount in trek cost and domestic flight ticket cost accordingly. Also Horse renting in Langtang Region is USD 65 per day per horse including horse man, his food, accommodation, salary and insurance.
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