Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, we will be greeted by a representative of Red Dragon Travel Bureau who will drop us off at our hotel. We then check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by Red Dragon Travel Bureau Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Red Dragon Travel Bureau briefs us regarding our trek as well as provides us an opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours
We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. Overnight in Mundu.
Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.
Day 07: Acclimatization- Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: 4-5 hours
We basically retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi. The trek will be easier as it will mostly involve descending. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 10: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. We spend the rest of the day packing and maybe catching up on some last-minute souvenir shopping. Red Dragon Travel Bureau will celebrate our successful trip in the Langtang Valley by hosting a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final departure
Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Red Dragon Travel Bureau representative will take us to the airport approximately three hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Pickups and drop offs from airport(s) and hotel(s), 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis, Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek, Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle, English-speaking, trained and experienced guide, Potter service charges during the trek, All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple(s),monument(s), trekking and national parks, Welcome and farewell dinners, Down jacket, four-seasonal sleeping bag, Red Dragon Travel BureauTrekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion), A comprehensive medical kitAll necessary paper work(s) and permit(s), All applicable taxes and service charges.
Nepalese visa fee, International airfare to and from Kathmandu, Excess baggage charges, Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu, Extra night accommodation(s)
Travel and rescue
insurance, Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge,
extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.), Tips for guides and
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