Highlight on trekking Safari

Altitude Variation: 150 M - 7525 M

Ethnic groups: Tamang, Tibetan, Tharu  

River System: Trisuli, Langtang Khola, Rapti, Reu, and Narayani Rivers

Mountain system: Langtang range

Major Mountain Peak: Langtang Lirung 7425m, GhenguLiru (Langtang II 6571M), Dorje Lakpa 6980M, Gangchempo 6387m,  Naya-Kanga 5846m, Jugal Himal 6080 M  

Trip Facts

This tour is a combination of two distinct places. The first national park of Nepal, The UNESCO World Heritage Site of natural importance, the ‘Heart of Jungle’ Chitwan, and The first Himalayan National Park in Nepal, Langtang ‘Yak Trail’ is connected by the river system.

Tentative travel plan

Day One: Arrival

Day Two: Kathmandu

Day Three: Drive to Sherpa Gau 

Day Four: Sherpa Gau to Thamsherp  

Day Five: Thamsherp to Mundu

Day Six:  Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa

Day Seven: Kyanjin Gompa

Day Eight: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

Day Nine: lama hotel to Saphrubensi

Day Ten:  Saphrubensi to Chitwan

Day Eleven: Chitwan

Day Twelve: Chitwan, Drive back to Kathmandu

Day Thirteen: Free day

Day Fourteen: Onwards


This tour is a combination of two distinct places. The first national park of Nepal, The UNESCO World Heritage Site of natural importance, the ‘Heart of Jungle’ Chitwan, and The first Himalayan National Park in Nepal, Langtang ‘Yak Trail’ is connected by the river system.

Chitwan National Park is listed as a world heritage site for natural importance in 1894 at the foot of the Himalayas is the heart of jungle undisturbed vestiges of the 'Tarai' region, which extends over the foothills of India.  Chitwan offers its unique biodiversity, and its variety of natural and cultural experiences, from canyoning in the tropical jungle to a jeep safari for the sighting the world's most attractive animals Royal Bengal Tiger to One-horned Rhino to chirping birds to other different varieties of wildlife.

Chitwan offers unique biodiversity and natural and cultural experience to each visitor. The nature walk or jeep safari in the tropical jungle for sighting the exclusive Royal Bengal Tiger and one-horned Asiatic rhinoceros chirping birds to other different wildlife will bring you close to nature and surroundings. The early morning cannoning at Rapti River sighting Ghoral and different varieties of birds, flora, and fauna will bring joy along with bathing with elephants. Exploring Bishajahari (20,000) Lake, a Ramsar site of wetland importance will bring you close to a bird’s paradise. The spectacular landscape, covered with lush vegetation and the Himalayas as the backdrop makes Chitwan an exceptional natural beauty. The forested hills and changing river landscapes valleys at the base of the Siwalik range of the outer Himalayas make Chitwan one of the most stunning and attractive parts of Nepal’s lowlands.

 

Another major highlight of the Chitwan Safari is the ethnic Tharu indigenous to the Tarai in southern Nepal.  The hard-working farming and fishing community, Tharu are known for their living in harmony with nature. Their innocence and simplicity, costume, culture, cuisine, and way of life, are very integrative and inviting to join foot-tapping music, music beats will inspire you to dance together under moonlight till the wee hour.

The Chitwan valley consists of tropical and subtropical forests. Sal forests cover 70 percent of the park. Grasslands cover 20 percent of the park. More than 50 different types of grasses, including the elephant grass, are renowned for their immense height, which grows up to 8m in height. The park is home to more than 50 mammal species, over 525 birds, and 55 amphibians and reptiles. The endangered fauna found in the park is the One-horned rhinoceros, Gaur. Royal Bengal tiger, Wild elephant, Four-horned antelope, Pangolin, Golden monitor lizard, Python, etc. Bengal florican. Lesser florican, Giant hornbill, Black stork, While stork, etc. Chitwan National Park is an outstanding example of a Government-Community partnership in biodiversity conservation.

From Chitwan, our journey moves towards Langtang valley crossing different river corridors towards Shyprubesi, the starting point of the Langtang valley. The name ''Langtang'' comes from the story of the ancient Buddhist lama who followed his lost yak into the valley - ''Lang `` means yak and Tang mean 'trail’. An easy and moderate journey suitable for any age group is full of beautiful views on each step, and the flowing and refreshing sound of the Langtang River.

Langtang national park was established in 1976 to conserve the unique flora and fauna of the region. The park lies at the pinnacle as the meeting point between the Indo-Malayan and Pale-arctic realms which are embellished with the essential ecosystems of both realms as the conservation priority. Langtang represents a good range of vegetation types along with an altitude range between 1000 m and 7245 M.

The Park's rich vegetation is characterized by Sal (Shorea robusta) forest in the southern section of the park and it is gradually taken over by hill forest (2000-2600 m) consisting of Chirpine, Rhododendrons, and Nepalese alder. The temperate zone (2600-3000m) is covered mainly by oak forest fading to the old-growth forest of silver fir, hemlock, and larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000–3600m). The Nepalese larch, the only deciduous conifer in the region, is found in the park and few places elsewhere. Throughout these zones, different species of Rhododendron such as R.arboretum, R.barbatum, R. campanulatum, and scrubs of R. lepidote to name a few, form a colorful under-story. Tree species such as birch, silver fir, Sorbus, and twisted Rhododendron campanulatum are found near the tree line. All the 4000 m elevation, juniper and Rhododendron shrubs dissolve into the expansive alpine grassland meadows.

The park is also well known for its populations of Himalayan black bears, snow leopards, wild dogs, ghoral, serow, and more than 250 species of birds.

The Langtang valley is known for its pristine forests, beautiful flora and fauna with hamlets of communities scattered along the valley walls, Red Panda in a lush green bamboo forest, refreshing Rhododendron forest, blue sheep strolling high-elevation alpine meadows, a combination of Bon-Po religion and Tibetan culture and mountain range just in front of us -Langtang Lirung 7425m, GhenguLiru (Langtang II 6571M), Dorje Lakpa 6980M, Gangchempo 6387m, Naya-Kanga 5846m, Jugal Himal 6080 M and others. Inhabited by the Sherpa and Tamang community in the northern Himal region offers travelers a glimpse of the unique cultural heritage, Tran’s human lifestyle, and traditional butter production as the heart of the local economy.

Kyanjin Gompa, a holy spiritual and ancient Buddhism valley at 3800 M, it’s one of the 8 sacred valleys that are believed to be mediated by Guru Padmasambhava. Visiting Kyanjin Gompa to see monks performing their rituals is a surreal experience. Besides Spiritual Buddhism Kyanjin Gompa is the beauty of nature. Exploring the longest Glacier, walking towards Lang Sila (A Holy destination where a monk found his yak dead), refreshing and chilling riverside and old airport, hiking to Kyanjin Ri (4950M) and Charkuri (5000M) for a 360-degree view of surrounding mountains, river valley, hills, and glaciers is one of the best ways to explore and see beautiful Langtang and also to test endurance and stamina.

After exploring ‘The Heart of Jungle’ Chitwan and trekker's paradise Langtang ‘Yak Trail’ From Kyanjin Gompa we will descend the same way enjoying beautiful nature in the lap of mountains and waterfall reflecting beautiful memories, the experience, and knowledge of nature meeting delightful people on the way will inspire you to explore more in coming days.

Tentative travel plan

Day One: Arrival 

On the day of your arrival, we will be there to pick you up from the airport and check you into your hotel. After that, you can take a rest as you will probably be tired because of a long flight. If you arrive early, after taking some rest you can walk around the places near your hotel and freshen up or do some last-minute shopping for things that you will need or buy souvenirs. 

Day Two: Kathmandu

On the second day, we will rise early and have breakfast as well as the tour guide will brief you on your travel plans. Then we will begin our journey, we will first go to Swayambhu MahaChaitya. We will arrange all the required travel permits before we head to explore Patan Darwar square.

Day ThreeDrive to Sherpa Gau

Today after breakfast, we leave Kathmandu to Syabrubesi/Sherpa Gau to start our trek. In approx, 6-7 hours we will reach  Sherpa Gau. The way is filled with greenery and hills, uphill and downhill, waterfalls, beautiful valleys, and mountain views. The local shops, locals in daily chores, terrace farms, roaming animals, and the sound of rivers adds charms to our journey. On our way, we will stop for lunch and refreshments.   

Day FourSherpa Gau to Thamsherp

today we will be walking with our backpacks to Langtang valley. 

After enjoying the early morning view we will enter the Langtang valley trail by the side of Langtang Khola, we walk together through the forest with the sound of birds, the rustling of leaves and bushes, and the river Langtang. 

Day FiveThamsherp to Mundu

After a long trek the previous day today, we will walk the relatively easy trail with the wide open valley. On the way, we will explore mountain communities, walk across earthquake-devastated Langtang valley, come across new hope, and witness natural succession.  At Mundu we will explore surrounding areas and enjoy early check-in. 

Day Six: Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa

From Mundu another 3 hours trek will reach us at Kanjyin Gompa. After Lunch, we will walk around to explore the surroundings to rest and enjoy nature. 

Day Eight: Kyanjin Gompa

Early morning we will climb Kyanjin RI (4750 M) to explore the mountains and glaciers. The morning rays of sun in the mountains and changing valley landscape.  After spending around 4-5 hours on top of the mountain we will return to enjoy well-deserved rest and Lunch. Free afternoon to enjoy sunshine and surrounding

Day SevenKyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

On this day we will leave Kyanjin Gumba and walk back to Lama Hotel. This time we have a different view with folding hills on the horizon—more time to explore culture and nature. 

Day Nine: Lama hotel to Saphrubensi

This is the final day of our trek At bamboo, we will stop for lunch. While our lunch gets cooked we will enjoy moments at the riverside and explore local handicrafts and life. Bamboos area is the prime habitat of exclusive red panda and mountain bears. 

Day Ten: Drive to Chitwan

We will have breakfast at Syaprubesi and leave for Chitwan. In Chitwan, you will get to experience culture and wildlife. On the first day, you will get to explore Chitwan, and visit the riverside and Bishjazari lake. In the evening after dinner, we will experience the cultural Tharu Dance.

Day Eleven: Chitwan

On the second day, early morning you will go for a jungle safari where you will go inside the Chitwan National Park, the first-ever National Park of Nepal. Some of the rare and endangered wildlife reside there such as the one-horned rhino, royal Bengal tiger, deers, foxes, etc. You will get to see the wildlife in their natural habitat which truly is once in a lifetime experience. 

Day Twelve: Drive back to Kathmandu 

Day Thirteen: Kathmandu

Free day to explore and rest

In the evening we will have farewell dinner at Boudha. 

Day Fourteen: Onwards

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