Our 4 days Langtang easy trek in the northeast of the Kathmandu Valley, away from the crowds, explores a region only recently opened to tourism. You will stay in local Lodges and experience the warmth and spirit of the Tamang people, their culture, Buddhist beliefs and lifestyle.
From Kathmandu a 132km 8-9 hour bus ride follows the torturous and scenically exciting road through the Middle hills to Syabru Besi. It then continues on a secondary road up to Chilime, a village on the Chilime Khola from Tibet. There is an interesting Gompa here.
The Langtang short trek from Chilime to Tatopani gradually climbs through farmlands and deep subtropical forest, passed several high waterfalls to highlands with magnificent views of snow covered peaks. After lunch swim at the hot springs at Tatopani. Then, continue to a great viewpoint of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal along the Tibetan border before trekking up to Nagthali Ghyang for the night: and fantastic sunrise photographic possibilities.
Trek to Thuman for Lunch, and then join the ancient trade route from Tibet along the Bhote Koshi Nadi down to Syabru Besi: a lively village at the confluence of two rivers. Return to Kathmandu the next morning.
- Day 01 Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1440m /4750ft)- Chilime (1762m/5,780ft), 9/10 hrs drive, 155 KM
- Day 02 Chilime – Tatopani (2607m/8550ft)- Nagthali Gyang (3165m/10,380ft), 12 km(5-6 hrs.)
- Day 03 Nagthali Gyang - Thuman (2338m/7340ft) – Syabru Besi (1440m /4750ft), 12 km, 5-6 hrs
- Day 04 Syabru Besi – Kathmandu (1300m /4264ft) 8/9 hrs. drive, 132 KM
Langtang Trekking Detail Itinerary:
Day 01: Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (1440m /4750ft)- Chilime (1762m/5,780ft),
9/10 hrs drive, 155 KM
Drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs ridges to
Trishuil Bazar. The journey will take 8-10 hours through picturesque
landscapes, Himalayan sceneries and local villages. On the way we have
magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan mountain range including
Mt. Kerung.. Drive continue to Dhunche, Syabru Besi and Chilime. Overnight in Chilime at Lodge
Day 02: Chilime – Tatopani (2607m/8550ft)- Nagthali Gyang
(3165m/10,380ft), 12 km(5-6 hrs.)
After breakfast, ascend crossing the hanging suspension
bridge and trail keeps raising untill you get to Tatopani for lunch. Tatopani means
‘hot water’ You can cleanse yourself in natural hot spring at bathing areas in
the lap of the Himalayas. Locals believe that the waters have a heating quality
that eases away your aches and pains. After Lunch our trail again toward
Nagthali Gyang (3165m), the high open grassland with amazing views of the snow
capped Himalayas. Overnight in Tatopani at Lodge
Day 03 Nagthali Gyang - – Thuman (2338m/7340ft) – Syabru Besi (1440m
/4750ft), 12 km, 5-6 hrs
After sunrise and magnificent view of Ganesh Himal range and
Langtang range our trail descend down Thuman for Lunch, and then join the
ancient trade route from Tibet along the Bhote Koshi Nadi down to Syabru Besi:
a lively village at the confluence of two rivers. Return to Kathmandu the next
morning. Overnight in Syabru Besi at Lodge
Day 04: Syabru Besi – Kathmandu (1300m /4264ft) 8/9 hrs.
drive, 132 KM
Drive through crumble and bumpy road through Dhunche
following the same highway as before to Kathmandu and transfer to your choice
of Hotel/Resort/guest House.
Trip Information Section
Eating is a big part of Holiday. Travelling with Mountain Mart Trek, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefer not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before run off stuck. Its a week or more days hard work to porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants en-route.
A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. Private rooms are available in most Tea Houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The lodges are fairly basic. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually hassolar lighting.
Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.
Mountain Mart Trek provides unlimited chlorine/Iodine treated water during the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of Mineral water and bottled water while on the Trek as plastic bottles aredifficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem
Mountain Mart Trek offers you complementary route map and T-shirt
What to take
This is a very active trip, meaning you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provide one porter for every two travellers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kgs per trekker means 30 kgs from 2 trekkers . Unnecessary luggage can left in Kathmandu Hotel and its absolutely free of cost. .
Important to note:
Please read the Checklist section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (better) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the year.