Welcome to Nepal, the Land of the Himalayas! You will be guided to the hotel by a Great Nepal representative once you arrive at the airport. You will have the rest of the day to do whatever you wish to do: get some sleep, stroll around or party hard. Well, do whatever that suits you. Later, you will participate in a gathering of other trekkers and guides and also be handed over the equipment necessary for the trek.
Seven hours drive from Kathmandu will take you to Syabru Besi on the second day. It is located to the North of Kathmandu Valley and the drive is quite pleasant as you pass through some scenic beauty along the Trishuli River via Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
On the third day, you commence your trek as you cross the Bhote Koshi River and follow along the Langtang River. This trail gradually ascends through dense bamboo forests. You trek close to 1000 meters on the third day as the popular Lama Hotel is located at an altitude of nearly 2500 meters. The destination for the third day is the Lama Hotel where you will be staying for the night.
On the fourth day, you cover almost 900 meters in a day as you reach Langtang valley on the fourth day of the trek. The trek route follows the route of ‘Ghoda Tabela’ which in Nepali means the Horse stable. Leaving the stable you move on and the trail becomes quite steady as you have to cross beautiful scenery watching the Himalayan Yaks grazing on the field. Langtang village is one of the oldest villages in Nepal and the view of breathtaking Himalayas from Langtang is quite famous. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Get up, perform some stretching exercise to warm up your body and get all set for your trek . You take a heavy breakfast and start your trekking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa which despite being mere 500 meters is quite fascinating because you come across several Cheese factories that are quite popular for the quality of cheese they produce. Moreover, there are several Buddhist monasteries in Kyanjin and the most popular one is the Kyanjin Gompa which is well known among the tourists. You will pass through the largest Mani Wall in Nepal made from stone with prayers written on them. You will cross many wooden bridges and slowly get into the high altitude. The surrounding of Kyanjin Gompa is surrounded with many Himalayas. You can go around and capture the chirpings of birds, grazing Yaks, beauties of glaciers & icefalls. Relax with the cosy environment in guest house for that night.
On the sixth day you have to return to The Lama Hotel from the most beautiful Kyanjin Gompa. As it is a downhill climbing, it takes less than five hours to reach Lama Hotel. Relax with the cozy environment in guest house for that night.
On day seven, you have to further descend from the Lama Hotel enjoying the natural beauty on display. While on the route to Thulo Syabru, you may also be privileged to see more of Red Pandas, monkeys and various rare species of birds. Thulo Syabru is a wonderful traditional village in Rasuwa which also offers unadulterated views of the Ganesh Himal (7110 meters), Langtang Himal and other mountain ranges. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Equip yourself with some heavy breakfast and head towards Shin gompa from Thulo Syabru on the eighth day of the itinerary enjoying the views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and other mountains and forests. There is a popular local cheese factoryand a Buddhist monastery in Shin gompa. The cheese factory in Shin gompa is considered as one of the best cheese production centers in Nepal. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
From Shin gompa, you steadily climb up and make your way to the holy lake of Gosaikunda. The trek undoubtedly gives an exotic feeling. You follow a rugged terrain trail littered with the dramatic views of the Manaslu Himalaya Range, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Himal. On a clear day, even the Annapurna Mountain Range is visible to the North. The first view of the holy lake of Gosainkunda can be alarming as the bluish lake takes your breath away. There are around a dozen of lakes in the Gosainkunda region. Others being the Saraswati kunda and Bhairab Kunda. According to the Hindu legend, Gosaikunda Lake was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced the glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after he swallowed poison that threatened to destroy the whole world. The trail is really breathtaking. It is believed that there are said to be 108 lakes in the immediate area of Gosainkunda. Take a deep sleep missing all the memories that are stuck around your memory with the blessing of Holy Kunda.
The most challenging day of the trek comes after you leave the holy lake of Gosaikunda on the tenth day of the itinerary. You pass through several green forests, mountain rivers and small lakes before crossing the Laurie Binayak-La Pass. Crossing the path is the most difficult portion of the trek and the trail then follows up and down around the hillside under forbidding cliffs where you can see sweet juniper, colorful rhododendrons, sparkling clear,beautiful streams and himalayan waterfalls. They inspire you a lot to overcome the way easily. It is relatively comfortable until you reach Gopte. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Trek from Gopte to Melamchi is quite exhilarating as the trail now descends continually along several settlements areas of Sherpas. The trekkers will also have the chance to interact with the local villagers while climbing down the trail. After 3 hours of trekking, you will reach Thadepati Pass(3690 m), a traditional local village. A couple of hours of trek from Thadepati takes us to the beautiful village of Melamchi . Drinking water project of Melamchi has been popular for quite some years now. Enjoy a cosy night with a beautiful sound of pure and bluish water of Melamchi River.
After stretching your body, take heavy breakfast with local community and explore the wonderful cultural region of Helambu. Helambu is especially known for its rich Sherpa culture. Do not miss to taste the delicious apples in season from Helambu region. The people of this community practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national region of Bhutan . You then walk up to Tarke Gyang which boasts of several beautiful monasteries along with the traditional Sherpa culture. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
On the 13th day, you further explore the Helambu region as you leave Tarke Gyangand head towards Sermathang. Sermathang is also equally beautiful village and offers some of the older Sherpa cultures and traditions.There are impressive views of Dorje Lhakpa and looking Northeast is the Panch Pokhari lake, part of the Jugal Himal Trek. Rest your body and mind with a pleasant breeze from the himalaya.
After a short walk to Melamchi Bazaar, vehicles are available for travelling until Kathmandu Valley. A couple of hours drive from Melamchi Bazaar takes you back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be dropped to the hotel. Take full rest to kill the fatigue of trekking at hotel.
You will be silently awake up with a morning alarm. After your delicious breakfast, Our tour guide will be waiting you in a car to perform Kathmandu sightseeing. You will visit the tourist hub of Thamel and the several world heritage sites, temples, monasteries in and around Kathmandu specially Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Monkey Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square etc. Please do not forget to charge your camera's batteries full, otherwise you have to regret not being able to capture the beauty of Kathmandu.You can also purchase souvenirs to your beloved one and family members back home from Kathmandu. Take rest at hotel and recall your trekking days since it will be your last night in Nepal.
Your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! Our representative will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way to home, you have plenty of time to plan for your next adventure tour in the wonderful Himalayan country. There will be heart touching relationship between you and our company during this journey. We will be missing you and praying for your safe departure to home.
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