Himalayan Trekking: Langtang
According to legend, the Langtang valley was discovered by a Lama following a runaway Yak: "Lang" is Tibetan for Yak and "Tang" means to follow. Langtang is a narrow valley, that lies just south of Tibet border, sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snow-clad peaks to the south. People of Tibetan origin, who practice Buddhism, inhabit this high and isolated region. A visit to Langtang valleys offers an opportunity to explore villages and monasteries, as well as to visit glaciers at the head of the valley and to experience views of Mt. Langtang, Mt. Dorjelakpsa (6990m), Mt. Lirung (7245m), Mt. Ganesh (7406m) and Chinese mountains.
Highest point of the trek: Kangjing Gompa 3800m.
Culture: Different Community with majority of Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan.
Mode of trekking tour: Lodge Trek & Fully camping trek.
Himalayan sights: Langtang Himal 6581m, Langtang Ri 7246, Lakpha Dorje Kimsung 6745m, Ganesh Himal 1 7406m, Ganesh II 7150m, Ganesh III 7130m, Yala Peak 5560m, Ganjal Chuli 5844m, Langshisa - Ri 6310m., Morimoto peak 6750m, Pongen Dopku 5930m, Tembthang 5702m, Salbachum 6707m, Kyungka Ri 6979m, Langtang Ri 7205m, Chusmodo 6508m,
Most Attraction of the trek: Different Community with majority of Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn, Tibetan and Great Himalayan Landscape etc.
|Day 1:||Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel|
|Day 2:||Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley|
|Day 3:||Drive to Dunche and Shyabru besi 1450m - 6 hours|
|Day 4:||Trek Shyabru besi - Lama Hotel - 2480m - 5 hours|
|Day 5:||Trek Lama Hotel - Langtang village 3541m - 5 hours|
|Day 6:||Trek Langtang village - Kyangjing Gompa 3800m|
|Day 7:||Trek to Kyangjing Gompa - day hiking|
|Day 8:||Trek from Kyangjing Gompa - Lama Hotel - 4 hours|
|Day 9:||Trek Lama Hotel - Shyabru village - Dunche - 6 hours|
|Day 10:||Dunche - drive to Kathmandu - 6 hours|
|Day 11:||Rest in Kathmandu|
|Day 12:||Departure for onward destination|
|Important Notes:||You must have a good overall cardiovascular fitness for this climb. We do not recommend gym preparation alone - you must get out on the fields and trails irrespective of weather conditions, months before in your area and do some long distance treks and runs; fell running is particularly good for this. You will definitely reap the benefits from this when you get to the Himalayas.
Altitude sickness (Ams) is always a concern. There is no magic cure for this when coming from the lowlands, however, we try and give you the best acclimatizing possible on our programme, but if you feel you would like some extra time for this, we will happily customize your trip to guarantee you the best success. For more information relating to altitude mountain sickness please go to: www.basecampmd.com - you can read about Diamox which many people commonly take.
A detailed gear list will be forwarded upon your enrolment to the trip.
We welcome small groups, who know each other, and for these we provide a discount as we find they work together well as a team. The guiding ratio is 2-3 clients to one Guide. Maximum group size: 4 people.
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