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Langtang – Dorjee Lakpa – Tilman’s Pass

Trip Title: Langtang – Dorjee Lakpa – Tilman’s Pass

Trip Length: 17 Days

Trip Grade: B/C       [Grading Overview]

Country: Nepal

Area: Langtang

National Park: Langtang       [Parks Overview]

Activity: Trekking

Activity Grade: 5/5+       [Grading Overview]

Special Focus: Dorjee Lakpa base camp / Langshisha Ri base camp / Jugal Himal base camp

Months: May, September, October,

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Description:

Langtang – Dorjee Lakpa – Tilman’s Pass

Camping trek crossing the Langsisa glacier visiting the five sacred lakes of Panch Pokhari and the extremely remote Jugal Himal, home of the blue sheep and the red panda. The trek takes us past the rocky peaks of Kanshurum, Urkinmang and Ganchenpo. A long time ago in Kerung, Tibet, an old Lama and his wife, Dorjee and Lakpa, had an ox they loved, but it ran away along the banks of the upper Trisuli, past Rasuwa, down to where the Langtang Khola joins the river and up into the Langtang valley. The couple followed the ox’s spirit trail left as magic marks in the snow. They chased the ox past the holy ground of Kyangjing Gompa towards the mountain of Langtang Ri and on a large flat rock that sat in the khola, killed it out of sheer frustration. Today the rock is covered in red moss and lichen which grew out of the animal’s blood. The couple were so upset at their stupidity that they changed form and their spirits flew into the mountains to become the twin peaks of Dorjee Lakpa. This can be a tough trek in a remote and wild part of Langtang National Park.

Itinerary:

(snow and ice conditions can alter the grade from an easy 5 to a 5+)

Day 01.
10 hours drive by to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. From Dhunche, you will have views of Ganesh Himal

Day 02.
Crossing the bridge of Bhote Koshi and Langtang river, we will trek along the banks of the Langtang river. We will visit the hot water spring of Tatopani. We camp overnight at Lama Hotel. 4.5 walking hours

Day 03.
To Langtang village through Goratabela (Horse stable) and Langtang National Park Army Post. Great view of Langtang Lirung, Naya Kang, Gangchhenpo and numerous small peaks. Visit yak cheese factory and lots of Mani walls. 5 walking hours.

Day 04.
3 hours walking to Kyangjing Gompa (3,730 m.). Visit Langtang Lirung base camp and the small Kyangjing Monastery.

Day 05.
Rest at Kyangjing Gompa, small hike up Kyangjing Ri (great views from here) for a couple of hours and back to Kyangjing Gompa.

Day 06.
We Walki along the Langtang Khola and camp at the top of the Langtang Valley at Langsisha Kharka (4160m).

Day 07.
Short walking down, cross Langtang Khola and camp at Maraine base camp.

Day 08.
Continues trekking up to Tilman's base camp.

Day 09.
Cross Tilman;s pass (5,320m) and trek down to Dudh Pokhari.

Day 10.
Trekking to Tin Pokhari.

Day 11.
Trekking down Panch Pokhari.

Day 12.
Walking to Nasimpati (3,810m).

Day 13.
Trek to Chyo Chyo Kharka.

Two Alternatives are available:
1.
Day 14.
To Kattike

Day 15.
To Yanglakot

Day 16.
To Barabise

Day 17.
Drive to Kathmandu

2.
Day 14.
Gompathang

Day 15.
Jalbire

Day 16.
Balafi

Day 17.
Drive Kathmandu

A return to Kathmandu from Langtang Valley via Panch Pokhari and Ganja La Pass adds another 7 – 9 days on the trip length.

Price:

Type of Trekking: Camping

The below cost is quoted under the basis of per day per person:

Minimum 2 Pax – 90
(3-6) Pax – 80
(7-10) Pax – 70
10 to more – 60

For a group size more than 10 persons, a group leader will be offered as complementary by company or if the group has own leader, he/she will be offered the trek free of cost.

The Price includes:
Camping accommodation in tents, food (except bar bill), staffs (Guide, sherpas, cook, kitchen boys, porters) and their all expenses including insurance, Langtang national park entry fee, ground transportation and governmental taxes.

Price doesn't include:
Personal nature expenses like laundry, communication, shopping etc.

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