The Langtang Valley trek takes us to an area of Nepal where the influence of trekkers has not been so great. The valley became Nepal's second largest national park in 1976. The park has healthy forests of rhododendron, fir, blue and chir pine and birch. Wildlife in the park includes leopard, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, rhesus and langur monkeys and the endangered red panda. The Bhote Kosi - Trisuli is an important migratory route for birds travelling between India an Tibet. The Langtang valley Gosainkund route may be trekked in either direction. Note also that the route and campsites are always at the discretion of the Group Leader or Sirdar.
Walking hours are only a guide and can vary greatly. It depends entirely on your fitness and ability to walk and of course, on how often you decide to stop and take photographs.
These trek is of special interest to Birders featuring some unusual altitudinal migrants such as Ibisbill and Gould's Shortwing, uncommon summer visitors include Pied Ground Trush and high altitude birds such as Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock and Grandala. Specialities which can be easily found throughout the year include Fire-tailed Myzornis and Black-browed Tit. Pheasants, bush-robins, tesias, bush and leaf warblers, wren-babblers and rosefinches can also be readily seen. In April and May birdwatching time in the mountains above 2750m is often reduced by low cloud in the afternoons.
DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1330m
DAY 02: Birding at Phulchowki
DAY 03: By road to Dhunche 1950m
DAY 04: Birding to Sing Gompa, suberb forest.
DAY 05: Birding around Sing Gompa and Syabru, forest.
DAY 06: Birding to Chongong Lama Lodge.
DAY 07: Birding to Ghore Tabela.
DAY 08: Kyanjin Gompa 3800m 6 hrs
DAY 09: Kyanjin birding.
DAY 10: Return to Lama Lodge.
DAY 11: Return to Syabru.
DAY 12: Birding towards Gosainkund.
DAY 13: Past Gosainkund lakes and over Laurebina Pass 4602m to Phedi.
DAY 14: Birding to Gapte.
DAY 15: Birding around Gapte.
DAT 16: Birding to Tharepati.
DAY 17: Birding towards Kutumsang.
DAY 18: Birding towards Chisa Pani.
DAY 19: Return to Kathmandu 1330m
DAY 20: Kathmandu
DAY 21: Depart Kathmandu