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Langtang Trek－14 days
The Langtang valley is aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers.’ Here, mountains rise soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow – capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. In the upper part of the valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants.
Drive to Syabru Bensi from Kathmndu via Trishuli bazaar - the place for lunch. Then arrive to Dhunche - the headquarter of Nuwakot District passing a huge landslide at Ramche, near the RNA station. Then drive onto Syabrubensi. The road from Trishuli to all the way to Syabrubensi is rough, so the driving will not be comfortable anymore but of course the views comes to encounter while driving are awesome and inspiring for your next two weeks long trek.
Day 02：Syabrubensi －Lama Hotel（2260m）
From Syabrubensi the trail winds up and down through the forest to Syabru. Lunch is served at Bamboo – a small pleasant settlement on the bank of Langtang Khola. On the top of the other side of the river, a beautiful waterfall is seen, which could be an extra attraction in the lunch time. After lunch trek forwards for Lama-hotel.
Day 03：Lama Hotel － Langtang （3840m）
A gradual climbing is made through the forest to Ghoratabela. Langtang Lirung is seen on the far horizon across the forest. Ghoratabela – a big meadow boasts wonderful greenery all at the four corners. So, seasonal yak huts can be seen in the trail. Once it was the refugee camp for the exiled Tibetans, now is a pleasant settlement with few lodges and teashops – near here is the RNA station. Entry registration should be made. This is a lunch place. Then trek continues for onto Langtang. Langtang.
Day 04：Langtang － Kyanjin Gompa（4180m）
Every step you move forward takes you up. The surrounding is purely alpine. It is arid, scattered dwarf juniper bushes and hardly reaches the rain here. Only the buckwheat and potatoes are cultivated. Langtang Lirung is on the right back of the Langtang village. Passing several maniwals and chortens on the way you arrive at Kyanjin Gompa which is the overnight stop place for this day. Remaining time may be excursion on the Kyanjing Ri I and II and the local Cheese Factory.
Day 05：Kyanjin Gompa － Tsergo Ri（5033m）
Rise early morning, grave bed tea. Your guide will pack lunch for you. This day’s hike begins from the northern corner of the village. Climb for about 3 hours. Wonderful views of the Himalayan peaks all around including the Langtang Lirung（7246m）, Yala Peak（5500m）, Morimoto Peak（6750m）, Bhemthang Karpo（5691m）, on the north and to the east Langsisa Ri（6247m）, and towards the south Nayakhang（5844m）, Ganjala（5132m） etc. Spend some one to 2 hours here and climb down back to the Lodge at Kyanjing Gompa. At times this place is quite windy – consult with your guide. At lodge free time onwards.
Day 06：Kyanjin Gompa － Langsisa Kharka
Fairly leveled-trail on the bank of the Langtang Khola. This place is beyond the human settlement. So there may not be possible to see other people except your team members and staffs. Of course hundreds of yaks may give you accompany even by your camp site.Sometime the yaks are with the herders and other times they are left for weeks and months without any herders too.
Day 07：trek back to Langtang（3840m）
Day 08： trek back to Lama Hotel（2260m）
Day 09：Lama Hotel － Thulo Syabrubensi
Retrace all the way to Pahiro Hotel. Then catch the steep climbing trail on to the left side leaving the trail to Syabrubensi on your right. You might be climbing the steepest part of the whole trek, don’t worry this is not long – only for 40 – 45 minutes. Then it changes gradual ascent only. Thulo Syabru is seen on the top of the hill with winding-horse prayer flags.
Day 10：Thulo Syabrubensi － Chandan Bari
Passing some teashops at first and then through the jungle of bigger pine and oak trees you arrive to Dursang where the few teashops are good enough to cater you the hot lunch. Chandan Bari is beautiful settlement of the Tamang people who have heir relationship with the Tibetans. Make an excursion of the premises including a Yak Cheese Factory before dinner.
When I was trekking, I met some New Zealanders and sine Swiss too. Every one of those had highly praised about the test of the Cheese produced here in spite of the crude home based cheese-making methods the locals apply here.
Day 11：Chandan Bari － Gosaikunda （4550m）
Climbing ends only by the temple, just few kilometers before the Gosaikunda village. Lauri Bina is your lunch place. Excursion to the lakes by the lodge.
Gosaikunda is one of the holiest places for the Hindus and Buddhists. A huge fair take place during the Janai Purnima in July every year. Thousands of devotees arrive here to take part in the fair from India, China, Thailand, Japan etc.
Day 12：trek back to Chandan Bari
Day 13：trek back to Dhunch
trek climbs down to the Dhunche Khola directly and makes an easy walk for a while on the bank of it. Cross a tinned bridge and walk on the millet field to arrive at Dhunche. Lunch and stay for the overnight.
Day 14：drive to Kathmandu