21 Days of Excitement including trekking, jungle and river tour!
Take a moment and explore in your mind the smell, sights and sounds of trekking in the high Himalayas as you behold the roof of the world. Then think about shooting down a whitewater river, fed by the glacial waters of the Himalayas as it propels you southward toward India. Finally, let your imagination roam as you ride an elephant in the jungle, looking for Royal Bengal Tigers, crocodiles and the rare One-Horned Rhinoceros. Now, stop dreaming and make it a dream come come true!
The Ultimate Langtang to Chitwan Tour is all that you've imagined and much more. Your adventure begins in the famed city of Kathmandu where you will explore ancient temples, Buddhist stupas and old royal palaces that are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Then it's off to Langtang National Park where you will spend 11 days trekking in this incredibly beautiful valley.
Langtang National Park is located north of Kathmandu near the border of Tibet. This small range of Himalayan mountains holds some exciting secrets and views that it will share with you. There are 108 sacred lakes to discover, each a deep indigo blue with its glacier-fed waters reflecting the snowcapped peaks that surround it. Rhododendron forests are alive with red flowers in the spring while monkeys and other wild animals are watching you pass by.
Of special interest is that this is one of the places in Nepal where you can see the endangered red panda. These beautiful, but shy animals inhabit Langtang National Park. They are beautiful animals to behold, about the size of a large raccoon with red bands over the eyes. They are nocturnal creatures and rather shy, but do have a natural curiosity about them.
From here, your journey will now move toward the mighty Trisuli River that flows from the mountains of Langtang. This is a two day rafting/camping trip that will have you riding the currents as you bounce over the whitewater rapids as the river moves swiftly toward the Ganges River in India.
Finally, you will spend three days in Chitwan National Park, where you will ride in a howdah on the back of an elephant looking for tigers and rhinos in the jungle.
Your trip concludes back to the Kathmandu Valley where you will visit the historic city of Bhaktipur with its ancient temples and royal palace before heading to Nagarkot to watch sunrise over the Himalayas.
This and more awaits you as you venture to the amazing land of Nepal. Why not quit dreaming about the trip, and call or write your representative at PANDA TREKS & EXPEDTIONS. They can make all of the arrangements in order to make your trip the ultimate experience without any of the hassles.
Day 01 : Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing tour: Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath famous Hindu temple).
Day 03 : Drive to Syabru Besi -1400m. (175 Km, approx. 9.5 hr. drive) and O/N at guesthouse:
In a short drive you will be out of Kathmandu and you will enjoy beautiful countryside scenery. Lunch will be served about the half way of Journey.
Day 04 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel -2340m (5-6 hr) and O/N at guesthouse: Trekking starts at 7am morning after breakfast. Your trekking route will be alongside Langtang river passing green jungle, small water falls. Lunch will be served in Bamboo. At the end of trekking you have short climb.
Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang village-3340m (6-7 hr) and O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts at 7am after breakfast. This day begins with a gentle climb but it soon becomes steeper. You will enjoy breathtaking view of Ghenge Lirung mountain (6561m), passing throw green jungle of Rhododendron (our National flower), Oak and maples. You will have lunch in Thangshyap.
Day 06 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa-3730m (3 hr approx.) and O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 8 am after breakfast. You will find yourself in different surroundings with more mountain views and less vegetation from here. You will have clear views of Langtang Lirung -7225m and its glacier and Kimshung- 6781m. You can also visit Gompa and cheese factory.
Day 07 : Rest day in Kyanjin Gompa O/N at guesthouse:
There are 2 good viewpoints. Interested people can climb Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tsergori-5000m
Day 08 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (7 hours):
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. You pass through small villages of Tamang people whose religious practices and language are very similar to Tibetan. Also, visit Gompa of Langtang village.
Day 09 : Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru -2210m (5-6 hr) and O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 8 am after breakfast. While going down you will see huge waterfalls. You will have lunch in Bamboo. Syabru is very beautiful Tamang majority village with good views of Ganesh Himal and Tibetan mountains.
Day 10 : Thulo Syabru to Laurebinayak-3900m (6-7 hr) and O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. This day starts with a gentle climb passing some small village, forests of hemlock and oak. Sing Gompa is lunch place with little sightseeing of Cheese factory before taking up hill to Laurebinayak. It offers Annapurna, Manasalu, Ganesh, Langtang Lirung and Tibetan unnamed mountains.
Day 11 : Laurebinayak to GosainKunda-4460m (about 3 hr) and O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 8 am after breakfast. Gosainkunda lake is a holy place for both Hindus and Buddhist people. According to legend God Shiva has created this high altitude lake. The Lake has a black rock in the middle, said to be head of God Shiva. Lots of people come here to worship and bathe during the full moon festival each August. It said that there are 108 holy kundas (small lakes) around, like Saraswati Kunda, Surya Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, Parvati Kunda and more….
Day 12 : GosainKunda to Tharepati- 3640m, crossing over Laurebina la pass-4610m (7-8 hrs) and O/N at guesthouse:
Long day. Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast High pass Laurebina La (4610m) from here you can have good views in both directions and start to descent rocky way down to Phedi. From Phedi you walk through green vegetation that makes you pleasant journey after rocky path.
Day 13 : Tharepati to Thimbu-1580m (6-7hr) O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 7 am after breakfast. If clear day you can see Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Shisha Pangma, peaks from Tharepati. You lose altitude very quickly passing through oaks, Gnarled Rhododendrons forest to Malemchigaon where you stop for lunch break.
Day 14 : Thimbu to Talamarang-960m (4-5 hr) and O/N at guesthouse:
Trekking starts around 8 am after breakfast. You walk passing many beautiful traditional villages. Where you can have a look at village life style and people dedicating in their daily activities….
Day 15 : Privet bus to Kathmandu (5-6 hr) and O/N in Hotel:
After breakfast around 8 am drive back to Kathmandu a part rough rode of Nepal. Lunch in Dhulikhel about an hour before Kathmandu.
Day 16 : Rafting on Trishuli River:
Drive to Trishuli River for 3 to 4 hours rafting trip and over night camp on river beach. Before rafting starts you will listen carefully to your Guide about rafting commands, river safety instruction and watch the demonstration as well for your safe and enjoyable trip with us.
Day 17 : Rafting on Trishuli River and O/N at Royal Chitwan National Park:
After breakfast rafting for about 3 hours and half, lunch will be served. After lunch transfer to Chitwan National Park (approx1 hour drive). Once you are in National park you can do easy activities like visiting traditional Tharu villages, sun set view from next to Rapti river etc…
Day 18 : Royal Chitwan National Park:
Full day activities in national park (elephant ride inside the national park, canoeing, jungle walk, visit elephant breeding center and cultural dance at the evening)
Day 19 : Royal Chitwan National Park and Kathmandu (Approx. 6 hour drive):
Early morning bird watching and after breakfast drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus, transfer to hotel.
Day 20 : Sightseeing:
Sightseeing tours in Bhaktapur one of the oldest traditional cities of Kathmandu valley. and continue drive to Nagarkot (2100m), overnight in the hotel in Nagarkot (wonderful sun set view over the Himalayas in the evening).
Day 21 : Last day of Trip:
Early morning Sun rise over the Himalayas and not to miss amazing views. After breakfast drive to Kathmandu, shopping and transfer to the airport.