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Langtang Wellness Trek

Day To Day Itinerary

DAY 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel (overnight in hotel).


DAY 02: Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. Afternoon free (overnight in hotel).

Half day seightseeing tour in Kathmandu city tour discovering local life style of Newars (ethnic group) of the valley. One could gain knowledge of the culture, custom, ritual, occupation, destitution and standard of living of Nepalese people.

 

After Lunch, we  will visit an Astrologist to know past and future. That might be interesting. Then we meet with Dietitian who will suggestion meals for each individual for a healthy start on the trek.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 03: Meeting with yoga instructor who will give a briefing. The yoga instructor will discuss the program in detail.

On this day, you would visit the yoga instructor for briefing and some practice sesssions to gear up for the Yoga trek starting following day.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 04: Drive to Dhunche (1960m/6430ft). Overnight in Dhunche. Total Drive Time: 6-7 hrs.

Dhunche is interesting ethnic town. This town has both modern section and distinct old section full of virtually unchanged Tamang people.

Here are many lodges and some camping sites offering exceptional views of the Tibetan mountain range and Mount Langtang (6958 Meters).

Dinner and Overnight at a Teahouse.

DAY 05: Trek to Singompa (3350m).

We start our trek in the morning after breakfast. We walk the flat way spotting various flowers and birds. After crossing the Trisuli Khola (river), we climb steeply through a beautiful forest of blue pine. We may be lucky to spot langur monkeys and red pandas. As we approach Syabru, we can see Langtang valley and the snow peaks of Tibet. The path continues through rhododendron forest and ancient hemlock to the little settlement of Sing Gompa. Duration –5 ½ hrs approx.

Overnight at a Teahouse.

DAY 06: Trek to Gosaikunda(4312m).

After Singompa, the ascent is quite easy and only takes one hour to reach Chalang Pati (3584m). The country changes again becoming alpine and the slope becomes steeper, and after two hours of walking along the ridge and stony scrubland, arrive at the hamlet of Laurebina (3900 m) for a lunch. And follow the ridge for about an hour then the path gently descends until it reaches the first glacial lake Saraswati Kund (4,000m). A little further up is the Bhairav Kund (4,150m) and from here it takes about an hour to reach the final lake Gosainkund (4,380m). Duration of the trek 2 ½ hrs.

Dinner and Overnight at a Teahouse.

DAY 07: Yoga day at Gosainkund (4380m/14370ft).

In the day it is worth exploring the surroundings. There are some caves which the pilgrims use as shelters during festivals. A huge white rock, engraved with a stylised trident, emerges dramatically from the centre of the picturesqe high altitude lake. According to legend, when Divine Shiva threw his trident (Trishul) here, the glacier melted giving birth to the Trishuli River.

 

There are many lakes. Saraswati Kund , Bhairav Kund, Gosaikunda, Dudh Kund( Milk lake), Chandra kund (Moon lake), Ama Kund (mother lake) and Ragat Kund (blood kund). The large lake is Gosaikund.  Gosaikund Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of God Shiva. According to legend, Shiva created this high altitude lake by pierced a glacier with his trident (trisul) to obtain water. There is a white rock under the water which is said to be the remnant of an ancient Shiva shrine. Thousands of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full moon festival each august.

 

Dinner and Overnight at a teahouse.

DAY 08: Trek to Ghopte (3430m) via Laurebina pass (4,609m).

After leaving the hamlet of Gosaikund, we walk along the northern bank of the river until we meet up with the trail leading to the pass. The climb may require two to three hours. On the way there are many smaller lakes but the most significant one is the Surja Kund, as it is the largest as well as closest to the track leading to the Laurebina pass. The Laurebina Pass, at the height of 4,609 meters, is at somewhat modest altitude for the Himalaya and presents no technical difficulties. The path suddenly descends along the northern bank of the Thadi Khola and it may take about two to three hours to reach Ghopte, where a few rocks will provide you shelter for the night.

 

(Note: If all goes well and have enough time on our hands, one can continue on to Tharepatti for overnight Camp instead of Ghopte because there are better camping spots at Tharepatti. The trek entails another 1 ½ - 2 hours of walking most of which is downhill and quite pleasant.)

 

Dinner and Overnight at a teahouse

DAY 09: Trek to Kutumsang (2460m) via Tharepati (3630m).

As you descend down the ridge at Ghopte, the trail continues up the ravines and across the boulders, then you make the final ascent to Tharepati at 3630 meters. The trail from Tharepati is all the way downhill till Sundarijal except for a few surprising ascents. From Tharepati it takes 5 hrs to reach Kutunsang and the path is mostly downhill. Duration of Trek 7 Hours

 

Dinner and Overnight teahouse at Kutumsang.

DAY 10: Trek to Chisapani (2181m)

From Kutumsang you can easily reach Chisapani in about 6 hours via Gulbhanjyang. The view from Chisapani is spectacular enough to justify a night here.

 

Dinner and Overnight a teahouse at Chisopani.

DAY 11: Trek to Sundarijal, then drive to Kathmandu.

Following the ridgeline, the trail makes an ascent for about 45 minutes to bring one to the crest of the ridge. Then it descends through jungly country passing the deserted ruins of the Buryong Bhanjyang Village where once a thriving village was located. Descend steeply further down for about an hour to arrive at an army camp. Normally lunch is prepared here because of the beautiful and quiet location however one can continue down for another hour arriving at a large water project which supplies much of Katmandu’s drinking water in an immense pipe.  From here it is about 30 minutes to the settlement of Sundarijal.

 

Upon arrival meet waiting vehicles an drive back to Kathmandu for one hour. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 12: Do shopping in local vegetable market and attend a cooking class. Drive to an organic farm (overnight in farm house).

Breakfast followed by cooking class. This starts with the walk to the local vegetable market. Cooking like a local then lunch.
 

After the class, drive to an organic farm in Gamcha (8 km drive) for overnight stay.

DAY 13: Drive to Bhaktapur and sightseeing of this medieval city. Observe pottery skills of local traders.

After breakfast drive to Thimi for pottery. See the processes and learn how to throw a pot, or a cup, or a saucer, making your own souvenir that you get to take when you return back. TA the same time tour of Thimi, old Bhaktapur / Newari village to view the traditional style of making pottery and to explore their lifestyle.

 

Drive to Bhaktapur. Overnight at Bhaktapur.

DAY 14: Drive back to Kathmandu city (overnight in Kathmandu hotel).

Early morning: Bhaktapur tour with local guide. It is a best opportunity to see the real life style of locals and cultural activities.

 

After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu which allows for sometime shopping in the city.

 

Overnight at Kathmandu.

DAY 15: Visit

The Garden of Dreams is a historical garden located in Thamel (nearby socialtours). It was created by late Field Marshal Kaiser Sumsher Rana (1892-1964) around 1920. It was considered as one of the most sophisticated private gardens of that time belonged to Kaiser Sumsher. The garden of dreams became a place of peaceful oasis with full of unique architect and varieties of flowers and fauna brought from the different countries.

You would be served with international standard cuisines with Nepalese or Continental food for farewell lunch in the Kaiser Cafe in the garden itself.

 

Transfer to the airport and depart from Kathmandu.