Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche
(1966m.) which takes about eight hours. You head north
out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline
vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli
Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the
gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometimes
blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu
to the destination is to be made by either local bus
or land cruiser.
Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) which
takes about five and a half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon
(6950ft, 2120m). The trek today is very leisurely through
forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru,
you descend to the ridge line that separates the Langtang
Khola from the Trishuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village
stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through
the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond
on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular;
brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline
above. From here you can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang
Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges and so on.
Day 03: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which
takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge
on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola
(2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.).
Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.)
through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level
to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey
and bear if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops
which provides the trekker supplies.
04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.)
via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours. As you continue
climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung
between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges
from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse
of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan
resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army
post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail
continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing
a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their
livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer
months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly
before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters
of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and
its neighbouring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan
style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat,
potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.
Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.)
which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually
through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens
out further and the views become more extensive. After
crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail
reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here, there is a small
monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We
should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to
acclimatise and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting,
with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions.
At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje
Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.)
and so on.
Day 06: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and
around. This is day to rest and explore the area. You can
visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the
moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers
of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly
behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the
Day 07: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Yak Kharka and it
takes about five hours.
The early part of the trail moves along the leveled path
till Marku and then leaving Langtang Khola you trek ascent
path all the way to Yak Kharka. The views you can enjoy
are of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang and others.
Day 08: Trek from Yak Kharka to Yala Base Camp which takes
about four hours.
To reach Yala Base Camp you trek along the rocky glacier
trail. You will be quite accompanied by the views of Ganchenpo,
Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and others.
Day 09: Summit Yala peak and back to Yak Kharka and it
takes about eight hours. At the summit of Yala peak, you
will be stunned by the panoramic views of Shishapangma,
Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang
Lirung and many Tibetan mountains.
Day 10: Trek from Yak Kharka to Kyangjin Gompa which takes
about four hours.
You trek descent path all the way to Kyangjin Gompa. The
views you can enjoy are of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang and others.
Day 11: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel which takes
about six hours.
From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang
Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After
lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 12: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi via Sherpa
Gaon which takes about five hours. The upper part of the
trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains
and green hill views. This path is broader and remains
sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages.
The first half part of the trail is gradually down and
then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabrubesi (1600m.).
There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. The
main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have
adopted Tibetan lifestyle.
Day 13: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
by bus, which takes about nine hours.