Langtang Valley Sacred Lake Trek

A wonderful trek off the beaten path, filled with wonderful scenery and ethnic Nepali cultural experience. You make your way through forests filled with rhododendron blooms during spring season. A riot of red, white and pink blooms surround you that will make you feel as if you are in paradise. As this is a new trail, you can look ahead to a peaceful and serene experience, devoid of the usual ‘trekking crowd’. The trail leads to three of the holy mountain lakes – Gosainkunda, Saraswati kunda and Bhairab kunda. These lakes are sacred to the Hindus and during the full moon day in July, many Hindu pilgrims flock to Gosainkunda to take a purifying ritual bath.The breathtaking and panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Langtang Lirung and a few Tibetan peaks remain within your view throughout the trek.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Kathmandu - Nuwakot at (‘1200 m.) From Kathmandu we take a drive of about 4 hours to Nuwakot. On the way we stop at Kakani. Nuwakot is an important historical place since ancient times. In 1767 A.D., King Prithvi Narayan Shah made Nuwakot the second capital of Nepal. From here he started his unification campaign. During the ancient days, the traders bound to and from Tibet passed this way. Situated on a hilltop the seven-storied palace Sattale Durbar, Ranga Mahal, Garadhar palace and various temples are the major attractions of this historic town. Here you get a chance to experience authentic Nepalese lifestyle and culture at close quarters by staying at the home of a local family. O/N in Nuwakot
Day 4 Nuwakot - Badahare at (1’250 m. ) about 8 hours Trek First two days of our trek leads us through Tamang villages and terraced fields in the Nuwakot District. This gives an excellent opportunity to get an insight into the culture and custom of the Tamang community. We take a break for lunch on the bank of the river "Sano Khola". Then we cross the stream by bridge and walk uphill for nearly 2.5 hours. We camp for the night close to the pine forest. In the evening, while watching the sunset, we can observe neighboring hills cultivated by Tamang families and the rim of the Kathmandu valley. O/N in Badahare
Day 5 Badahare - Betang at (2’250 m. ) about 7 hours Trek From Badahare we continue our trek through Tamang villages, where we can observe everyday life of this hard working but very hospitable people. Their lifestyle hasn't changed much since the ancient days. On the way there is a small Gompa, Junlang Gompa. Tamangs are Buddhists, and share a close affinity with the Tibetans. O/N in Betang
Day 6 Betang - Lapung at (3’300 m. ) about 8 hours Trek As we ascend higher, we gain altitude. Our route gently slopes up through a rich and verdant forest. The rhododendron area begins from here. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal. The Greek meaning of: rhodos is "rose", and dendron - "tree". Some of the best-known species are noted for their many clusters of large flowers. From gentle pink to deep red, the rhododendron flowers cover the hills during the spring season, a heavenly sight that will make you feel as though you are walking in paradise. The forest gives way to rich pastures where we meet Tamang shepherds in traditional attire. We camp for the night at the flower filled rhododendron forest. O/N in Lapung
Day 7 Lapung - Chodang Kharka at (3’850 m. ) about 8 hours Trek Kharka is the temporary hut of the Tamang shepherds. They collect milk from Naks (female version of yak) and Dzokpos, a hybrid of yak and cow. We visit the cheese factory. From this place spectacular panorama of the Himalayan mountains opens up: Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Shisapangma, Cho Oyu, Langtang II and Langtang I Lirung. Dawn is the best time to enjoy this view. The sun slowly rising up, bathing the snowy peaks in red, yellow, orange and pink colours will leave you mesmerized. O/N in Chodang Kharka
Day 8 Rest day in Chodang Kharka We take a one day rest for acclimatization and to renew our energies in Chodang Kharka. It is a wonderful place, situated on top of a ridge with panoramic views. Take your time to explore the interesting high altitude flora and fauna: various kinds of plants, birds and animals. Do not miss out on the breathtaking sunrise and sunset, when the white snowy peaks seem to take on wonderful colors. O/N in Chodang Kharka
Day 9 Chodang kharka - Jumacho Kharka at (4’100 m. ) about 7 hours Trek All day the trial going up and down around 4000 m leads us through rhododendrons area. This day we pass from the moist forest to alpine zone where alpine rhododendron species with small flowers and small leaves cover the land and crystal brooks stream down from sacred lakes. We camp at Jumacho Kharka, close to the mountain river, a tributary of the Lamo Kund – one of the sacred lakes in this area. Fantastic landscape open here: picturesque waterfalls and majestic rocks on one side and blue space with the tremendous snowy peaks of Langtang Lirung, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu rising up on the other. O/N in Jumacho Kharka
Day 10 Jumacho Kharka - Gosainkund at (4’381m. 14’373 ft.) about 7 hours Trek From Jumacho Kharka we climb slowly to reach the Gosainkunda Lake. We crossed the source of the sacred Trishuli river and take meditative stop at the Saraswati Lake. Bhairav Lake has a severe beauty. The next sacred bowl is Gosain Kund. According to Hindu legend Lord Shiva, a powerful hindu diety, created this lake by piercing the glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed Kalkut poison that threatened to destroy the world. The large rock in the center of the lake is said to be the remains of a Shiva shrine. We spend the night camping close to the lake. O/N in Gosainkund
Day 11 Gosainkunda - Sing Gompa at (3’254 m. ) about 7 hours Trek Several points on top of the ridge open up Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung in the morning. To the west there the Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu peaks rise up. The trial goes down cross Laurebina and Cholangpati to Sing Gompa. Sing Gompa is the main attraction at Chandan Bari, which also has several hotels and a small cheese factory. O/N in Sing Gompa
Day 12 Sing Gompa – Dhunche about 4 hours Trek We Start trek from Sing Gompa we continue to descend till we reach our final point in Dhunche. O/N in Dhunche
Day 13 Drive to Kathmandu - From Dhunche We can drive 08 hours to reach to Kathmandu.
Day 14 Free day in Kathmandu. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 15 Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination.
Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

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