Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
The trip begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. Our team representative will welcome you at the airport from where you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van
After breakfast, you will meet our guide who will take you on a tour of Kathmandu Valley. Our company van will take you to different cultural heritage sites such as Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. You can stop at authentic Nepali restaurants for lunch and dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi 1460m
You drive to Sybrubensi in a private van. Through the twist and turns, you drive alongside Trishuli River to arrive in Trishuli bazaar where you will have lunch. Driving past several hillside settlements, rivers, and waterfalls, you arrive in Sybrubensi. It takes 7-8 hours altogether to reach Sybrubensi. Overnight in Sybrubensi.
Day 4: Trek from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel 2324m
Today is the first day of trekking. The initial segment of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and then follows Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascends to Bamboo (1960m) from where you pass through bamboo and rhododendron forests. En route, you may see wild boars, langur monkeys, and even red pandas as you will be walking inside Langtang National Park. The next section of the trek is the ascent to Rimche (2400 m) which is going to be a bit more difficult. The trail reaches Lama Hotel around 30 minutes after Rimche. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m
You leave Lama Hotel and gradually ascend a steep forest slope. As you continue climbing, you can see the glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7227m). After 3 hours, you reach Ghodatabela which literally means Horse Stable. The trail continues to climb gently as you head for the Tamang village of Langtang. Langtang Village is one of the oldest villages in this trekking route. It was devastated after the massive earthquake in 2015 but it has been rebuilt now. You can hear the stories of resilience from the locals. Overnight in Langtang.
Day 6: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m
Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa takes about 3-4 hours. The trail gradually ascends to Sindum and then to Yamphu (3640m). Passing through the small villages and yak pastures, the valley opens out further and the views become better. You can see an amazing view of Langtang Himal range to the northwest. You arrive at Kyanjin Gompa by the lunchtime. Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient and the most sacred monastery in Langtang, is surrounded by the snowcapped peaks on all the sides. Overnight in Kyanjin.
Day 7: Acclimatization day and hike to Tserko-Ri
Today, you will take rest in order to get adjusted to the higher altitude conditions. You can explore the ancient monastery, Kyanjin Gompa, which lies in the lap of Langtang Lirung (7227m). Kyanjin Gompa is said to be around six centuries old and has evolved as a religious and spiritual haven. The cheese factory in Kyanjin is very famous for its delicious yak cheese. You will also hike to Tserko-Ri (4984m) for an excellent view of Langtang Himal range, Langshisha Ri (6427m), and Yala Peak (5500m). Then, you return back to Kyanjin Gompa for the overnight stay.
Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Langshisa Kharka 4080m
You leave Kyanjin Gompa early in the morning and make your way to Langshisa Kharka. You need to move early as the terrain will be frozen and the chance of the rocks falling is less. It will be a difficult trek as the terrain is snowy, icy, and the rocks fall throughout the day. After an hour or two, the slope levels out. Along the way, you get great views of Langshisa Ri (7427m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Towards the end, you start climbing up and around some of the old glacial moraines. The actual site of Langshisa Kharka is marked with prayer flags and stone structures. Overnight in Langshisa Kharka.
Day 9: Trek from Langshisa Kharka to Moraine Camp 4580m
After breakfast, you head steeply towards Moraine Camp. You ascend the rocky moraine of Langshisa Glacier through the high alpine vegetation and reach the Moraine Camp which is situated at an altitude of 4580m. You are now surrounded by exquisite snowcapped mountains and the view is absolutely amazing. Overnight in Moraine Camp.
Day 10: Trek from Moraine Camp to Yak Kharka 4825m via Tilman’s Pass 5320m
You trek for 6-7 hours to reach Yak Kharka via Tilman’s Pass (5320m). It is better to make an early start as the boulder field gets more unstable due to the sunlight. It will be both physically and mentally challenging climb as the footing is slippery and filled with unstable rocks. As you reach the top, breathing may get difficult, due to the high altitude, as Tilman Pass is one of the highest points in this trek. From the top, you get spectacular views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains. Then, you descend from the other side passing through the loose rocks and arrive at Yak Kharka. Overnight in Yak Kharka.
Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Tin Pokhari 3735m
Today, we begin our journey to Tin Pokhari, which means three lakes. You will descend down the snowy slopes and loose rocks. In the winter season, these lakes are completely frozen. It is a wonderful camping site as you get to relish the magnificent beauty of the lakes along with the views of the Himalayan chain that dominates the surrounding. Overnight in Tin Pokhari.
Day 12: Trek from Tinpokhari to Panchpokhari 4060m
Today, you trek to the tranquil Panchpokhari (Five Lakes). En route, you pass rocky hills and alpine vegetation. The trek today is calm and quiet as there are no settlements on the way and you would be walking mostly through the forest to reach Panchpokhari. Panchpokhari is designated as a wetland area and is crucial for sustaining the local biodiversity. These lakes of Panchpokhari are situated near to each other, each of them equally beautiful and tranquil. The landscape around the place is absolutely incredible. Overnight in Panchpokhari.
Day 13: Exploring the Five Lakes and surrounding Valley
On this day, you explore the Five Lakes and the surrounding valley. You can wake up early in the morning to see the beautiful sunrise. From uphill, you get a fantastic view of Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and Jugal Himal range. Several species of birds and sweet smelling flowers can be found on the nearby hills. Panchpokhari is also a sheltered pilgrimage site where the Janai Purnima festival is held in August. Numerous Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims visit this site each year. The pilgrims also visit the shrine of Lord Shiva situated nearby the lake. Overnight in Panchpokhari.
Day 14: Trek from Panchpokhari to Nasimpati 3631m
Early in the morning, you leave Panch Pokhari and head towards Nasimpati. It will be a moderate walk and a gradual descent through the rocky hills. Passing through the alpine vegetation and exploring the wildlife, you make your way to Nasimpati. Overnight in Nasimpati.
Day 15: Trek from Nasimpati to Hile Bhanjyang 3414m
You leave Nasimpati and trek through the rocky hills and rhododendron forests. It will then be a downhill trek before you arrive at Hile Bhanjyang. The culture and lifestyle of the people in this village along with the scenic landscape are fascinating, to say the least. Overnight in Hile Bhanjyang.
Day 16: Trek from Hile Bhanjyang to Pauwabas 3024m
Today, after breakfast, you make your way to Pauwabas. It will be an uphill trek through the forest. Passing through the rhododendron forests, you enjoy the natural beauty of the region. On a clear day, you can also see the peaks of Jugal Himal Range. Then, you descend on a steep trail to arrive in Pauwabas. Overnight in Pauwabas.
Day 17: Trek from Pauwabas to Kami Kharka 2855m
The trail today passes through rhododendron, oak, and pine forests. If you are lucky, you may spot some wild animals like mountain deer, langur monkeys, or the national bird “Danfe‘’. The trail is flat and you see many nomad houses along the way. You can also get a distant view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m), en route to Kami Kharka. After an easy walk of 6-7 hours, you pass a group of waterfalls before arriving in Kami Kharka. Overnight in Kami Kharka.
Day 18: Trek from Kami Kharka to Sano Okhareni 2043m
You descend through the rhododendron and pine forests and take a downhill walk to Sano Okhareni. Crossing several small streams and nomadic settlements, you arrive in Sano Okhareni. Camping near the pine forests, you enjoy the tranquil environment. Overnight in Sano Okhareni.
Day 19: Trek from Sano Okhareni to Chautara 1418m then drive back to Kathmandu
Today will be our last day of trekking. It will be a downhill walk for about 4-5 hours then you arrive in Chautara. En route to Chautara, you pass many small villages with different ethnic groups. Upon arrival in the vibrant town of Chautara, you drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the countryside view. You'll be transferred to your hotel after arriving in Kathmandu. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Our company representative will drop you at the airport three hours before your flight schedule.
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