Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal!
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will meet you at the airport upon your arrival, and transfer you to your hotel.
Begin your journey with a welcome sunset rooftop dinner overlooking Nepal’s largest stupa, the Boudhanath Stupa. This UNESCO world heritage site, which was once a central trade route, now protects Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions.
Take some time to explore the area’s vibrant culture and historical sites. Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere, indulge in Nepalese cuisine, and discover the local markets and bustling streets.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration Accommodation4-star hotel Meals-/-/D Altitude1,400 m Drive duration– Trekking duration–
Embark on a full-day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, where you’ll explore its rich cultural and historical treasures.
Begin your journey at Swayambhunath, also known as the “Monkey Temple.” This iconic Buddhist site sits atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the city. Explore the various shrines and temples surrounding the stupa, each holding its own significance in Buddhist tradition. Absorb the serene atmosphere and take in the spiritual ambience of this sacred site.
Next, venture to Patan Durbar Square, renowned as the city of artisans. Discover the fine craftsmanship of Kathmandu Valley’s skilled artisans who have preserved ancient techniques of art and craft. The former Royal Palace of Patan has been transformed into a museum, showcasing unique crafts that depict the region’s rich cultural heritage. Visit the Golden Temple (Hiranya Varna Mahavihar), the Golden Window, and the Mahabouddha Temple, each with its distinct architectural and artistic marvels.
Conclude your tour at Kathmandu Durbar Square, an old royal courtyard brimming with history. Explore the fifty temples within the square, including the revered Taleju Bhawani temple. The palace complex houses the Hanuman Dhoka, where several floors have been transformed into a museum displaying the legacy of the three generations of Shah kings of Nepal. Immerse yourself in the lively ambience of the surrounding markets and bazaars, showcasing local handicrafts.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration Accommodation4-star hotel MealsB Altitude1,400 m Drive duration– Trekking duration–
After an early breakfast drive to Khanjim, a small village in the Langtang National Park. The road leads for 2 hours along winding valleys and through villages to reach Syabru Besi. From Syabru Besi take an uphill offroad to reach Khanjim.
*NOTE: From Day 3 to Day 9, the accommodation will be in a simple lodge with basic and limited facilities.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration AccommodationSimple Lodge MealsB/L/D Altitude2,287 m Drive duration7-8 hrs Trekking duration–
Enjoy a breakfast with a view, before starting on the ascending trail through pines and oaks forests. The trail flattens with the Himalayas strung along the horizon until the lunch stop at Shepragaon. After lunch, continue walking along the ridge and follow the downhill trail for about 2.5 hrs until reaching Lama Hotel. Enjoy the remaining day at leisure.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration AccommodationSimple Lodge MealsB/L/D Altitude2,500 m Drive duration– Trekking duration5 hrs
The stone-paved path leads through a remote forest with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung. After 2 hours, you will reach small Riverside village. From here, continue walking and cross a suspension bridge followed by a small wooden bridge that will lead to a steep uphill path. Once you reach the end of the hill, the trail emerges from the forest, to expansive views of the Himalayan range.
Once you reach Ghode Tabela, continue along the ascending path as the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during summer.
The path then leads you to Langtang valley, where you pass the old Langtang Village, a melancholy reminder of the 2015 earthquake which left the Langtang Village in shambles. Reach the new Langtang Village settlement, where you will spend your night.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration AccommodationSimple Lodge MealsB/L/D Altitude4,740 m Drive duration– Trekking duration7 hrs
Today is a short and easy hike, with a short steep uphill trail until reaching the villages of Mundu and Singdum. Traverse the open fields until Kanjin Monastery. Have a filling lunch, and explore the mountain village and nearby monastery and cheese factory.
Optional: Choose to take the 2.5 hrs. hike to a small hydropower point, that offers impressive views of Langtang Lirung and Langtang Lirung glacier.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration AccommodationSimple Lodge MealsB/L/D Altitude3,940 m Drive duration– Trekking duration3-4 hrs
A day to explore the region with 2 day hiking options.
OPTION I – Kanjin Ri Peak Hike
Trek Duration: approx. 4-5 hrs
Altitude: 4,773 m
Leave early morning, for optimal clear weather conditions to Kyanjin Ri. The hilltop viewpoint offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Langtang peaks.
OPTION II – Tsergo Ri Hike
Trek Duration: approx. 6 hrs
Altitude: 4,995 m
This is ideal for those seeking more extreme and exciting trekking experiences. The trail crosses a stream before a steep ascend to be rewarded by mesmerizing views of mountain peaks – Tesrgo Peak(5,749m), Yala Peak (5,500 m), Ghanna (5,995 m).
NOTE: This trail is not recommended during winter due to heavy snow.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration AccommodationSimple Lodge MealsB/L/D Altitude3,940 m Drive duration– Trekking duration–
Start descending and retrace the path back to Lama hotel.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration AccommodationSimple Lodge MealsB/L/D Altitude2,500 m Drive duration– Trekking duration6-7 hrs
Follow the downhill path through oak and rhododendron forests and pass through the villages of Bamboo and Phare village. Upon arrival at Syabru Beshi spend your remaining day at leisure.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration AccommodationSimple Lodge MealsB/L/D Altitude1,450 m Drive duration– Trekking duration6-7 hrs
After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu.
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration Accommodation4-star MealsB/L/- Altitude1,450 m Drive duration7-8 hrs Trekking duration
Enjoy the day at your leisure. Relax with a 45-minute complimentary foot massage in Kathmandu.
This additional day in Kathmandu is recommended to avoid missing your international flight, due to the unpredictable weather in the mountain region and the domestic flight might be cancelled due to bad weather.
Optional add-on: Full Day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu and Patan Durbar Square, the ancient city inside the Kathmandu Valley.
Optional add-on: Day trip to visit Monastery in Pharping.
Optional add-on: Rock climbing in Pharping.
Optional add-on: Day trip to Changu Narayan temple.
Optional add-on: Day trip to Kritipur (a Newari styled area in Kathmandu)
Accommodation Meals Altitude Drive duration Trekking duration Accommodation4-star hotel MealsB/-/- Altitude1,400 m Drive duration– Trekking duration–
Transfer to the airport for your final departure.