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Explore northern Nepal and the Tibetan border region. Spot monkeys, hike through cactus forests, and summit Kyanjin Ri where strings of prayer flags flutter in the breeze.

Trip highlights:

  • Explore bustling Kathmandu and visit the famous "Monkey Temple"
  • Visit Kyanjin Gumpa village and hike up to Kyanjin Ri near the Tibetan border
  • Cross flowing creeks, trek through the forest and hike up beautiful mountain valleys
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Arrive at your lodge and spend the evening exploring the neighborhoods of Patan, home to the spectacular Durbar Square. This area contains a beautiful collection of temples, statues, palaces, and opportunities to buy souvenirs and local crafts. Peak Altitude: 4,593 ft (1400 m)
Spend the day exploring the Kathmandu Valley. Shake the jetlag with a visit to Swayambhunath, the “Monkey Temple.” Take in the views of the city from atop one of the most important Buddhist stupas in Nepal. Return around 1pm to spend the afternoon exploring the city on your own. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Peak Altitude: 4,593 ft (1400 m)
Travel by private jeep or van to the trailhead of the Langtang region. The 6-7 hour ride can be bumpy along unpaved roads but is worth the beautiful views. Peak Altitude: 4,790 ft (1460 m)
Begin your ascent to the village of Khangjim and Sherpagaun village. Stop for lunch and take in the spectacular views. Continue your hike up to the village of Lama Hotel for the night. Total Hiking: approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) / 6-7 hours trekking Peak Altitude: 8,399 ft (2560 m)
Begin your day with a gentle ascent followed by steeper climbing as the day progresses. Hike through forests of rhododendron, maple, and oak. Upon arrival to Langtang Village, you are greeted with fluttering prayer flags, Tibetan style architecture, mani stone walls, roaming yaks and golden barley fields. Total Hiking: approximately 7 miles (11.3 km) / 5 hours trekking Peak Altitude: 11,335 ft (3455 m)
The trail wanders through Langtang Village before making a gentle ascent past some Tamang settlements and yak pastures. After three hours of walking, reach Kyanjin Gumpa, a centuries-old monastery. Enjoy the entire afternoon to acclimatize and explore the area. For a special treat, check out the yak cheese production center just north of Hotel Yala Peak. Total Hiking: approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) / 3 hours trekking Peak Altitude: 12,522 ft (3817 m)
Relax and explore the town or take an optional 3 hour hike up to Kyanjin Ri (15,655 ft), where hundreds of prayer flags adorn the mountain top. Total Hiking (optional): approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) / 3 hours trekking Peak Altitude: 12,522 ft (3817 m) -OR- 15,655 ft (4771m)
Begin your descent to Lama Hotel village, passing through scattered forests and along the flowing creeks and streams of the valley. Total Hiking: approximately 11 miles (17.7 km) / 5-7 hours trekking Peak Altitude: 8,189 ft (2496 m)
Enjoy your final day in the mountains! Head back to Syabru Besi via Wangel. From the trail, take in views of the surrounding hills. Enjoy a relaxing evening in Syabru Besi with a cup of tea and a hot shower. Total Hiking: approximately 9 miles (14.5 km) / 5-7 hours trekking Peak Altitude: 4,790 ft (1460 m)
Travel by private car back to Kathmandu for a farewell dinner with your guides and fellow travelers. Peak Altitude: 4,593 ft (1400 m)
Time to say goodbye! A OneSeed representative will take you by private car to the airport for your flight departure. Peak Altitude: 4,593 ft (1400 m)
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