Our trek begins with a 7 hour drive to Syabru Bensi. Initially we are trekking through a sub-tropical jungle, then a dense forest of oak, birch and pine before the valley opens out into alpine meadows and yak pastures. In the spring these high meadows are carpeted with a rich variety of alpine wild flowers also the forests are also in full bloom with rare tree orchids and the colorful rhododendron, Nepal's national flower, also a spring highlight. The Langtang forests are also well known for their wildlife, including red pandas, Himalayan black bear, wild boar and langur monkeys - you are likely to see packs of these monkeys between Syabru and Ghora Tabela.
Beyond Langtang village is the summer settlement of Kyanjin with its small gompa and cheese factory. Our camp here amongst yak pastures, dominated by the fluted north west face of Kangchenpo, whilst Kyangjin Ri at 4708m provides a splendid viewpoint. The views from here are as spectacular as anywhere in the Himalaya, a 360 degree panorama of snow capped including the awesome Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo, Tilman's fluted peak. Descending from the upper Langtang Valley, we retrace the route back to Syabru then take the slightly quicker way out via Syabru Bensi and drive to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, check in your hotel. Includes: (A).
Day 2: Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. Includes: (A), (B).
Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (bus). Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Exploration around Kyanjin Gompa. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa to Ghora Tabela. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Ghora Tabela to Syabru Besi. Includes: (A), (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Syabru Besi to Kathmandu (bus). Includes: (A), (B), (L).
Day 11: Rest & shopping in Kathmandu. Includes: (A), (B).
Day 12: Departure for another trip or departure to your country. Includes: (B).
Note: Abbreviation: A - Accommodation, B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner.
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