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16 Days Langtang/Jugal Himal Trek

Day 01:
Drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha for 45 minutes. An ascend for one and half hour will reach you to Nagi Gompa, from here you will have the bird's eye view of Kathmandu valley. Hot lunch will be served near Nagi Gompa. After lunch you will trek through the rhododendron forest with different kind of orchids and wild flowers for three hours. Overnight camp in Shivapuri, from here one can have the good view of Himalayan ranges on one side and other side you will have view of the Kathmandu valley.

Day 02:
Follow the ridge for about 3 hours to reach Sherpa Gaon for lunch stop. After lunch, ascend to Pati Bhanjyang for today's overnight camp via Chisapani.

Day 03:
Ascend steeply to Namche Danda and descend gradually to Kutumsang for overnight camp. Lunch will be served enroute.

Day 04:
Today the trail ascends to Golbhanjyang Kharka and then descends gradually towards Thandang Daura. Lunch will be served. Now the trail ascend for about 3 hours passing through the rhododendrons forest to reach our camping place of Tharepati.

Day 05:
Descend through the forest quite steeply but it is compensated by the cool shade of rhododendron forest. Lunch will be served in Melamchi river. Cross the river and descend for about 3 hours to reach Tarkegyang. If time permits, you can visit the village to get an idea of the culture and way of life of the people. You may be invited to some homes for 'Chhyang' or local beer or perhaps a cup of lasted butter tea. Most houses are beautifully decorated with carved cupboards containing old pots mostly made of brass. You may able to do some shopping by the way of curios and handicraft items.

Day 06:
From Tarke Gyang the trail leaves the village near the big guesthouse and follows the electricity supply line around the hillside to Parachin. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty village of Ganjwal at around 8200 ft. At the end of the village the lodge sells beer and soft drink. The trail drops down from the ridge of the ridge but then continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge crossing a number of streams and waterfalls and picking its way over the debris from a huge landslide. Finally it passes a Gompa at the edge of the large village of Sermathang. There is a Langtang National Park office in the village.

Day 07:
The trail follows the ridge about 3 hours down to the lunch place. After having lunch, trek along the bank of the river for overnight camp at Yangri.

Day 08:
Today trek all the way straightly about 5 hours passing through the scattered bushes and trees to reach the camping place at Dukeng. Lunch will be served enroute.

Day 09:
The trail ascends steeply and steadily across stony, grassy pastures to cross the ridge. From the ridge the route descends through forest. The descent to Hile Bhanjyang is steep. In spring this can be in deep snow with difficult icy sections in the gullies. The trail finally climbs steeply to a hillock at 13000 ft., then traverses open ground along a flagstone trail to another crest. The views are wonderful in clear in weather. There is a stone house above Nasim pati and well-trodden trails that lead off the ridge crest to both east and west.

Day 10:
It's about a four hour climb on a well defined trail to Panch Pokhari, five holy lakes at 13300 ft. There are two metal-roofed huts, a sheet metal enclosed shrine to Shiva and a pile of cast-iron tridents. During the June/July full moon thousands of Nepalese come here to worship. You should not wash in the holy stream near the temples. There is often snow on this ridge.

Day 11:
Rest day for local excursion.

Day 12:
Return to Nasim Pati and descend west on a good trail past several ravines with water. Today we overnight here. Lunch will be served enroute.

Day 13:
The descent continues through forest on a sometimes steep and rough track crossing two major water courses. Pass a few substantial villages then descend a small and very steep trail directly to our today's camping place.

Day 14:
Today two hours of easy walking takes you to your lunch place at Barshyap. If weather is fine, you can get magnificent view of Langtang, Gosainthan, Dorje Lakpa, Phubri Chayachu and other peaks. Descend gradually for about 2 hours through a rhododendron forest to reach Phusre, for tonight's camping.

Day 15:
It is a further steep down for one and half hour through a rhododendron forest. The route continues following a ridge for two hours to reach Phuchusay for lunch. After lunch descent gradually passing through villages for about 4 hours till your camping place.

Day 16:
After breakfast, ascend gradually for two hours passing through villages towards Chautara. From here, transfer by car/coach to Kathmandu for approximately 4 hours.

13 Days Langtang Valley & Gosainkunda Lake Trek

DAY 01 :
We drive from Kathmandu to Trishuli via Kakani, an excellent spot to view Mountain range, for about 4 hours and from Trishuli it's a steady drive of about another 4 hours up to Dunche (1970m) and it's 110 km in total. Dunche is our campsite for today. From here we have excellent views of the high peaks. The most notable are Gheng (6581m), and Langtang Lirung (7246m) to the north and Ganesh peak (7460m) to the west.

DAY 02 :
Crossing the Trishuli river (1680 m) as it drains away from the Gosainkund Lakes, we climb steeply through beautiful Chir and Blue pine forest. This is usually an excellent day for wildlife and birds. By the time we reach Syabur (2130m), out camp site, the views the Langtang valley are magnificent and more and more of the snow peaks of Tibet became visible.

Day 03 :
We descend to the Langtang river (1890m), cross and head upriver through an impressive gorge. For the rest of the day, there is almost no human habitation but the forests of rhododendron and prickly leafed oak, alive with birdlife. We camp at Gomna (1804M), just as the valley starts to widen again.

DAY 04 :
The valley is now the typical glacier-worn-shaped valley, in contrast to the steep water-worn V-shaped valley, we passed through earlier. Keep our eyes open for the Himalayan Thar, a large mountain goat often seen on the higher slopes. Views of the valley and its soaring peaks are vary impressive. We lunch near the Tibetan village of Langtang. After Lunch, we continue through the Yak pastures under the great snow peaks to Kyangin Gompa (3800m) and camp.

DAY 05 :
Today is a rest and exploration day. From out campsite, the views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Langtang Ri (7239m), Lonpo Gang (7100m), and Dorji Lakpa (6989m) are magnificent. This is a day to rest and relax or if you wish, there are several worthwhile excursion up to the glaciers. A 2 hours climb to Yala, a small cheese factory provides spectacular views. The valley is in the midst of exceptionally rugged and beautiful mountain ranges, ringed with glaciers, snowfalls and huge moraines.

DAY 06 :
We retrace our steps downhill to Gomna. A very pleasant walk.

DAY 07 :
We descend downhill to cross the Langtang river again. We have plenty of time to enjoy the large stands of Larch, the flowers and the valley views. After lunch, we climb steeply ton Syabru and camp.

DAY 08 :
A day climbing through forests of fir and rhododendron. The only signs of human habitation are the occasional shepherd's huts. At the points where water is found. We camp near the deserted Sing Gompa(3254m).

DAY 09 :
A steep rugged trail but adequately compensated for by dramatic views: to the west-Himal Chuli (7893m), Manaslu (8156m), and Ganesh peak (7406m). And possibly even the Annapurna ranges. Towards the north, across the valley is Lngtang Lirung. We pass the few huts in high yak pastures of Laurebina (3901m), cross a small ridge and have our first views of the Holy Lakes. There are over a dozen lakes in the Gosainkund Basin, the main three being Saraswatikund, Bhairavkund and Gosainkund. According to the legend, Gosainkund was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after swallowing some poison. Camp at Gosainkund (4300m).

DAY 10 :
We continue over rugged trails and pass several trains and pass several other smaller lakes to the Thare Pati Pass (4602m), then descend along a ridge to the treeline past beautiful waterfalls, through juniper and rhododendron forest, we descend to the huts to Thare Pati. This is a long but very interesting day and we camp at Thare Pati.

DAY 11 :
We drop steadily all day through fir and rhododendron forests and then through prickly leafed oak forest. We camp at the Tamang village of Gul Bhangjyang (2130 m). This ridgewalk provides excellent views of the mountains and the Helambu valley.

DAY 12 :
The day's walk consists of gentle 'ups & downs' generally following a ridge to camp just above Chisopani (2194m) with excellent panoramic views of the Himalaya from Ganesh to Everest.

DAY 13 :
We climb to the small pass at Burlang Bhagjyang (2438m) and take our last look at the great line of snow peaks of the Himalaya before descending to the Kathmandu valley and Sundarijal (1457m) from where we drive back to Kathmandu.


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