Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival - 1300m
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu and meet, assist and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Welcome drinks on arrival and briefing of tour program by one of the representative from Aarya Village Travel.
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing (B)
After breakfast start full day sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites. Sightseeing at Bouddhanath- World's biggest stupa, one of the holiest Buddhist pilgrimage where all devout Buddhists come for pilgrimage, Patan Durbar Square- which is a distinct place for arts and architecture that is reflected on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between 16th, 17th and 18th and Syambhunath- A Monkey Temple from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley and tribute to Buddhism. Rest of the time is free on your own.
Day 3: Kathmandu - Syabrubesi – 7 hours drive (B)
After breakfast drive to Syabrubesi – 118km, the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way fascinating you with snippets. Overnight in Syabrubesi (1,440m/4,724ft).
Day 4: Syabrubesi - lama Hotel - 5 hours walk (B/L/D)
Today’s journey starts after breakfast. We go to Lama Hotel through Bamboo and Ramche. Crossing through the suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. We have to cross Bhotekoshi River from Syabrubesi and then by walking down the bank of Langtang River we reach Bamboo. After having lunch we start steep up journey till Ramche and then to Lama Hotel. Today we will get chance to enjoy the walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. There is also a variety of wildlife in these forests: yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft).
Day 5: Lama Hotel - Langtang - 5 hours walk (B/L/D)
Today we start our journey from lama Hotel and lunch break at Ghodatabela. After lunch we walk straight up route to reach Langtang. We find many shops en route to eat and drink. Langtang is a Buddhist Village so we see many Chortens, Mani wall and praying flag on the way.
Day 6: Langtang - Kanjing Gomba - 4 hours walk (B/L/D)
The way from Langtang to Kanjing is straight and easy. We can see many beautiful mountains from Kanjing Gomba. This place is really beautiful. At Kanjing Gomba there is also one Cheese factory donated by Swiss Government. Kanjing Gomba is famous for Snow Leopard Protected Area. Some of the foreigners only come here to see and research about Snow leopard. We can go to Kanjing Ri for a day hiking from where we can see beautiful Mountains from very close.
Day 7: Kanjing - Langshisha Kharka – Kanjing (B/L/D)
Today is the day for extra hiking so you can hike as your wish. After having breakfast at Kanjing Gomba you should take packed lunch with you because there are no shops available in-between. Langshisha Kharka is the best spot for panoramic view of Himalayas.
Day 8: Kanjing Gomba - Lama Hotel - 6 hours walking (B/L/D)
Today you retract to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill but you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and suggested you to walk very slow. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft)
Day 9: Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru (2130m) (B/L/D)
From Lama Hotel, you head back to Thulo Syabru. You can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives you an opportunity to get an insight of the culture and custom of the Tamang community. You can also simply relax in the sun savoring the beauty of the majestic Himalayan Mountains.
Day 10: Syabru Village - Sing Gompa (3254m) (B/L/D)
The trail to Sing Gompa climbs through forests of oak, firs and rhododendrons to gain a ridge, then cuts across the ridge top, staying fairly in level with forests as it crosses the head of a valley. You take the uphill trail at each junction and cross another forested ridge. The trail continues across the head of the second valley, and then reaches a final ridge at 3650m. Sing Gompa is about 100 m along the trail to the left. Sing Gompa is the main attraction at Chandan Bari, which also has several hotels and a small cheese factory.
Day 11: Sing Gompa - Gosainkunda (4336m) (B/L/D)
You start by climbing further along the ridge till we see the first lakes at around 4100 meter. The trail now leaves the ridge and heads high above the Trisuli valley. After the trail crosses a spur, the second lake in the chain (Bhairav Kund) comes into view. The trail climbs gently but continuously to the third and largest lake, Goisakund - a high altitude lake. It has a black rock in the middle, said to be the head of Shiva. According to the legend, Shiva created the lake when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after consuming poison. Thousands of pilgrims come here to worship and bath during the full-moon festival in every August. It takes about 45 minutes to walk around the lake.
Day 12: Gosainkunda - Gopte (3359m) (B/L/D)
The trail passes the northern side of Gosainkunda Lake and climbs further through rugged country towards Laurebina La Pass at 4610m. The trail is rough but it is well marked with rock cairns. Across the valley, there is a ridge with a step trail across its face. From the ridge, the trail descends through forests, climbing in and out of ravines across the head of the valley. Giant cliffs tower far above, forming the top of the Thare danda. Just beyond is the settlement of Gopte at 3359m.
Day 13: Gopte - Mangan Kharka (3285m) (B/L/D)
You continue descending along the ridge, through rhododendron and juniper forests and past herders' huts to a stream before climbing to Tharepati, a group of herders' huts at 3490m. From Tharepati the trail gradually descends through pine and rhododendron forest with good views down into the Helambu valley and across to Jugal Himal and Numbur in the Solu Khumbu.
Day 14: Mangan Kharka - Gulphu Bhanjyang (2125m) (B/L/D)
From Mangan Kharka, it is a short climb to cross a ridge before following a very easy trail, through forest with superb views across to Numbur, Jugal Himal and many other snow capped peaks. From Kutumsang you climb to a pass at 2620m, before descending to the Tamang village of Gulphu Bhanjyang. From here, you can get splendid views stretching from the Annapurnas and Manaslu in the west to Numbur in the east. Gulphu Bhanjyang is a village with a mixed population of Gurungs and Tamangs. There are shops and small restaurants and a couple of government offices.
Day 15: Gulphu Bhanjyang - Chisapani (2194m) (B/L/D)
From Gulphu Bhanjyang, it is an easy climb to cross a pass at 2470m before descending to Pati Bhanjyang, a large Tamang village. From here it is a 2 hour climb to Chisapani. A short distance above Chisapani (cold water) is a high knoll which is known as Chisapani Danda, where there is a temple. You will have the splendid mountain views from here. The panorama spreads from the mountains south of Everest to the Manaslu range.
Day 16: Chisapani - Sundarijal walk – Kathmandu (B)
From Chisapani the trail passes through meadows and cultivated fields, then climbs through oak and rhododendron forest to Burlang Bhanjyang. From here you can see magnificent views of Annapurna in the west to Ganesh Himal and Numbur in the east. This ridge marks the northern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Just after Chisapani there is an entrance to Shivapuri watershed and wildlife reserve. The trail goes through the reserve, moving up to the hill and down to Mulkharka, from where you can see Kathmandu valley. From Mulkharka, you descend on endless stairs to the exit from the reserve and to Sundarijal. From Sundarijal there is 45 minutes drive to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Departure (B)
Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for final departure to your home country.