Langtang trek, Nepal

Trekking,Yoga, & Climbing options available

September – November, March – April

Description:

The Langtang region is both remote and spectacular.  It is a 7.5 hr drive from Kathmandu to begin the trek so no flight is required reducing delays in travel.  We will enter the Langtang National Park which was Nepal’s first Himalayan park established in 1976.  The Langtang valley begins in a lush forest of old growth with rhododendrom, chir pine, oak, and alder.  These forest are home to the Langur monkeys, barking deer, himilayan black bears, red pandas, and wild boars.  The valley quickly rises to the Tibetian plateau with high glacieated peaks as far as the eye can see with amazing views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa, Gyanchempo and hundreds of high mountain peaks over 6000m.  These valleys are home to the Tamango and Helambu Sherpa who are a delight to know and experience there culture.  We will trek to the sacred Gosainkund Lake, where many Hindu pilgrams venture to bath in the holy waters in August.  We then cross the Laurebina La pass 15, 120ft, the high point of the trek with breath taking views of the Himalayas.  This trip can be made shorter as well by returning down the same valley from Kyanjin arriving in Kathmandu on day 11 and home day 13.

Itinerary:

 Trip is 17/18 days with travel time, this trek can be made 2 days shorter if you have less time available.

Day 01-03: Depart USA – arrive at Kathmandu airport, transfer to hotel. Pre-briefing about the trip

Day 04: Sightseeing in Kathmandu to the Swayambhu – “monkey temple”, Pashupatinath – Hindu temple, and Bodnath stupa: gear check and prepare for the trek

Day 05: Early morning we take Landrover-Bus drive to Saybru 1460m. It takes approx 7 to 8 hrs by jeep or bus.

Day 06: Saybrubesi -Lama hotel 2410m. Walking 5.5 hr

Day 07: Lama hotel-Langtang village 3330m.  Walking 5 hr

Day 08: Langtang village- Kyanjin gompa. 3730m. Rest day and yoga.  Can take day hike to Kyanjin Ri 4550m/14,700′ or Tsergo-Ri 4985m/16, 400′ (6hr) for amazing views of Shishapangama.

Day 09: Explore in Langsisha Kharka 4160m. & Yala Peaks area, or trek to Chorkari peak (5050m) and back to the Kyangjn Gompa.  7.5hr

Day 10: Kyanjin – Ghode Tabala 2992m

Day 11: Ghode Tabala – Thulo Saybrugoan 2210m.

Day 12: Thulo Saybrugoan- Cholynepati 3584m.

Day 13: Cholynepati – Gosainkund 4380m. half–day rest

Day 14: Gosaikunda – Sing Gompa 2850m. 5.5hr

Day 15: Sing gompa – Kathmandu via Dhunche 4.5hr walking, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu, 6hr

Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu,

Day 17/18 Depart Kathmandu , arrive home

Climbing peaks in this area:

From Kyanjin Gompa it is possible to climb Yala Peak or Naya Kanga peak which are on snow with glacier travel, and some moderately steep snow climbing with ropes, ice axes and crampons.  This will add 4-5 days to the trip, or can be a substitute for the finishing loop on the previous outline.

Climb of Yala Peak   5732m/18,800′

1.   Acclimatization day, hike to Tsergo-Ri 4850m/6hrs, tent camp

2.  Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp 4600m/6hrs, Stay overnight at tented camp.

3.   Preparation Day for Climbing.

4.  Summit to Yala Peak 5500m and back to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/8hrs, Stay overnight at tented camp. Hike out is 3 days reaching Kathmandu on day 3.

Climb of Naya Kanga   5846m/19,180′
1.  Acclimatization hike to Kyanjin Ri 4550m
2.  Acclimatization day, hike to Tsergo-Ri 4985m/6hrs
3.  Hike to basecamp at 4300m/14,100′
4.  Hike to camp 1, 4950m/16,200′ on snow
5. Summit , cross small glacier and then on a ridge 900m/2900′ , decend to base camp.
6. Could do early morning to Kyanjin Gompa and take helicopter to Kathmandu, or trek out and back to Kthmandu in 3 days.

Contact Information

If you are interested please contact:
Lead Guide: Winslow Passey
206-920-7849