Days: 22 / Difficulty: 5 of 5 (Very Strenuous)
This is a trekking destinations for the trekkers who have the desire to enjoy the nature at its best in the most remote area of the Langtang Region in the Nepal Himalayas. This trek connects two different Himalaya regions the Lang,tang and Rolwaling with Panch Pokhari (Five Holy Lakes).
This trek offers a splendid breathtaking Langtang Valley view with its surrounding mountains, old Buddhist monasteries,a small Cheese Factory, glaciers, the snow covered high Tilman pass, the beautiful Five Lakes, the authentic living style of the rural people and fantastic wildlife. We have an excellent view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Yala Peak, Gangchembu, DorjeLakpa, Langshisa Ri, Shishapangma, Ganja-La Peak, Ghaurishankar, Ganesh Himal and Rolwaling Himal. After Tilman we trek crossing the Langshisha glacier visiting the five sacred lakes of Panch Pokhari and the extremely remote Jugal Himal, home of the blue sheep and the red panda. The trek takes us past the rocky peaks of Kanshurum, Urkinmang and Ganchenpo.
There is this anekdote.
A long time ago in Kerung, Tibet, an old Lama and his wife, Dorjee and Lakpa, had an ox they loved, but it ran away along the banks of the upper Trisuli, past Rasuwa, down to where the Langtang Khola joins the river and up into the Langtang valley. The couple followed the ox ’s spirit trail left as magic marks in the snow. They chased the ox past the holy ground of Kyangjing Gompa towards the mountain of Langtang Ri and on a large flat rock that sat in the khola, killed it out of sheer frustration. Today the rock is covered in red moss and lichen which grew out of the animal’s blood. The couple was so upset at their stupidity that they changed form and their spirits flew into the mountains to become the twin peaks of Dorjee Lakpa.
Please be prepared for a strenous trek in a remote and wild part of the Langtang National Park.
Highest elevation: 5320m
Trek style: Camping Trek Only
Major attraction: Cheese Factory, Ancient Monastery, Tsergori View Point, Langshisa Glacier, high Snow covered Tilman’s Pass, Panch Pokhari (Five Lake)
Itinerary in details
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and you will be met at the airport by our representative who will be waiting with a Swiss Family Treks sign outside the terminal and transfer to Hotel by private car. Welcome drink and after you settle into the hotel there will be a group briefing with your tour leader. He will discuss the trek details and co-ordinate any last minute arrangements. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
After brekafast in the hotel, Drive to Swayambhunath Stupa which is very close form the centre of Kathmandu. It takes some minutes to be there. This Temple is also known as Monkey Temple which is considered to be self made Stupa. Then visit to Boudhanath Stupa: the biggest stupa in Nepal and one of the bigger stupa in the world. You can basically experience Tibetan Buddhism, culture and way of life in Boudhanath Area. Boudhanath area is the authentic place to buy Tibetan stuffs. Again you will be visit Pashupatinath Temple and it is one of the most sacred temples in the entire Hindu world. It is a sacred place where Hindus come to die and to be cremated. The temple of Pashupatinath is a large double roofed, gilt pagoda, decorated with brass, the gateway is plated with silver. There are images of Shiva along with other statues, shrines and temples dedicated to other deities in the complex. A circuit of the Pashupati area takes visitors past a sixth-century statue of the Buddha, an eight-century statue of Brahma the creator and numerous other temples. There are rows of Shiva shrines and Hindu pilgrims from all over south Asia offering ceremonies to worship Shiva, the Lord of Destruction. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1460m (7/8 hours) with private car. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel 2324m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 6: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m (2/3 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 7: Acclimatization day and hike to Tsergo-Ri. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Langshisa Kharka 4080m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 9: Trek from Langshisa Kharka to Moraine Camp 4580m (4/5 hours)
Day 10: Trek from Moraine Camp to Yak Kharka 4825m via Tilman’s Pass 5320m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11: Trek from Yak KHarka to Tinpokhari 3735m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek from Tinpokhari to Panch Pokhari 4060m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13: Exploring the Five Lakes and surrounding Valley. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14: Trek from Panch Pokhari to Nasimpati 3631m (3/4 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Trek from Nasimpati to Hile Bhanjyang 3414m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 16: Trek from Hile Bhanjyang to Pauwabas 3024m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 17: Trek from Pauwabas to Kami Kharka 2855m (6/7 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 18: Trek from Kami Kharka to Sano Okhareni 2043m (5/6 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 19: Trek from Sano Okhareni to Chautara 1418m (4/5 hours). Overnight at tented camp.
Day 20: Drive from Chautara to Kathmandu with private car (5/6 hours) and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square by private van
After breakfast, we are going to visit two historical monuments which represent early and late medieval history, architecture, culture and religion. Bhaktapur Durbar square is an ancient newari city, 13 kilometers far from Kathmandu stores numbers of Hindu temples, 55 windowed medieval durbar and offers you various examples of metal smith and wooden craft along with the opportunity of exploring traditional pottery work to the another corner. Patan durbar square is equally important which represents late medieval history, Culture and architecture. Stay overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 22: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Your leader will be on hand to advise and assist with your onward travel arrangements and transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport by our private van around 3 hours before your flight schedule and flight back to your home/other travel destination.
Minimum 3 participants
Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 4 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3*** hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* All transportation by private car.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and 1 helper, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* Trekking camping equipments (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
* Tented Camp accommodation during the trek.
* Langtang National Park permit and all necessary permits.
* Office Service charge.
* All government tax.
Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...
Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.
Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.