Langtang Horse Riding Trek

Trip Duration 12 Nights/13 Days
Trip Code NAP-HRD - 002
Trip Grade Ride an easy to moderate trails
Trip Cost Prices on request
Best Time Sept – Nov in Autumn and March - April in Spring

Overview

Langtang Horse Riding Trek design for those who are unable to walk on foot but still wish to do treks adventure in the Himalayan? The Langtang Valley region is the right place for them to horse ride back. Langtang is situated close to the Tibetan border. A remote valley enclosed by snow-capped mountains that culminates in the peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m). It is all part of the beautiful Langtang National Park. The religion of the Tamang people is very close to the one the people of Tibet, which live here in this area since generations, are celebrating. 

A Langtang valley horse ride trek begins from the lower Langtang valley, through the forests and along with the Sherpa villages and farmlands of the people. Many villagers are originally from Tibet. Once this route was an important trading route with Tibet, therefore, most of the villagers and peoples here still are involved in trade. Finally the trek returns down the Dhunche from where the bus can be caught to Kathmandu. The day is usually consists of 4 to 6 hours of horse riding or walking.

The Langtang valley horse riding adventure trip can be combine also an alternative day Helicopter tour programs for a people who have limit time and are not able to trek due to the physical conditions.

Highlights

* Rim of the Kathmandu valley
* Scenic road drive from and to Kathmandu
* Horse riding in Langtang National Park
* Visiting Langtang village & Kyangjin Gompa
* Langtang National Park
* Panoramic mountain views
* Yak farming and Cheese factory
* Traditional Sherpa and Tamang villages
* Perfect wilderness and cultural experience
* Varieties of wild flowers and wild life

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Ride an easy to moderate trails
Trip Duration 12 Nights/13 Days
Trip code NAP-HRD - 002
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Dhunche-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Tserku-Ri (4993m)
Trip Cost Prices on request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 persons in one group
Accessibillity Kathmandu 8-9 hours drive to Syabru Bensi and after trekking Dhunche, drive back to to Kathmandu
The Route Maximum altitude (3850m) 5/6-hrs average horse riding/walking per day in moderate trail
Season Sept – Nov in Autumn and March - April in Spring
Trip Facilities 3+ hotel in city on B/B and best available teahouse/lodge on mountain.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

You have breakfast being of the early morning and we drive to Syabrubensi by regular bus, its takes approximately 8 hrs. You see along the driving time good view Himalayas of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang before Rani Pauwa then down to Trisuli via a flat piece of land of Batar stop for Lunch (550m). After lunch we continue drive to Dhunche the head quarter of Rasuwa district then we further drive to Syabrubensi 

From here we start our horse riding trip, we cross the Bhote Kosi then over the south side of the Langtang Khola, this river we will be following upwards for the next couple of days. We climb slowly to Dovan (1680m) and continue ride over a rocky ridge to Landslide Lodge and hot Spring restaurant; named after a small hot spring on the opposite river bank at 1810 meter. The horse riding trail now climbs gently up to Bamboo Lodge where we will enjoy our lunch. Opposite the river we will see near vertical cliffs covered with cactuses. After Bamboo we cross the Langtang Khola on a new suspension bridge to the north bank. The forest becomes sparser and drier on this side of the river, consisting mainly of scrub oaks and nettles. We climb steeply on a good trail to Rimche (2510m). We have now finished most of this day’s climbing and descend slowly to Lama Hotel where we will spend the night.

The day our horse ride starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through a forest of hemlocks, oaks, maples and rhododendron. Beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7246m) can be seen from the trail. After little more then an hour we pass two lodges in the forest at Gumanchok (2800m), from where we climb to a Nepal army post and a national park checkpoint at Ghora Tabela (2970m). The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider. We will pass a few teashops at Thangshyap at 3140 meter, where we will have our lunch. The horse riding route is now in open country, and passes many Mani stones, water-driven prayer wheels and a few scattered Tamang villages before arriving in Langtang which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park. This is a small village consisting of guesthouses and yak farms. The surrounding fields containing buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley have typical stone fencing walls. 

We horse riding through the village of Langtang we will pass many stone Mani walls, covered with Tibetan inscriptions to please the gods. It then climbs up gradually past the small villages of Mumdu and Sindum. The horse riding trail continues through yak pastures. After crossing the Langtang Khola to its south bank we climb up through a landscape scattered with large boulders to a moraine where we will have the first views of Kyanjin Gompa ahead of us, and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Langtang Kinshung (6781m) north of us. Our horse riding route weaves through the large boulders to a Gompa and from here it’s a short descent to Kyanjin Gompa. It is easy to reach our destination before lunch, allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surroundings. One of the options is a hike to one of the good viewpoints. To the north of Kyanjin Gompa is the Kyanjin-Ri (4773m), which is a two-hour climb. From here we have a great view over the mountain range in the west, including Langshisha (6370m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m).

This day you can hike to Kyanjin-Ri (4800m) or Tserko-Ri (5000m) Tserkuo-Ri; a small mountain near Kyanjin valley or horse ride to Langsisa Kharka. Both places are is the same direction from Kyanjin Village and takes around 5/6 hours to reach. Tserko-Ri is a mountain for non technical climbing and from submits you can see lots of mountains from Nepal and Tibet. In the same way, Langsisa Kharka is a flat ground offers you very close views of lightening mountains in front of your eyes.

This day you retract to Ghoretabela that we used to reach Kyanjin Gompa. It’s an easy ride where the entire trail is downhill and flat. The horse ride trail offers you cool air throughout the rhododendron and pine forest.

The horse ride trail is same until Pahiro Lodge that local is used to visit to Thulo Syabru village. But a little bit after Pahiro we will leave our previous trail and turn on the left side to visit Thulo Syabru village. On the first part we will slightly go uphill trail and after that the trial is almost flat. Finally we will reach Thulo Syarbu village. In the evening we may visit a very old monastery inside the village

We will have our breakfast in the hotel and start our last day horse ride to Dhunche. The horse ride trail is flat all over the day and easy. The trail goes inside rhododendron and pine forest. Still the trail offers you a good chance to see snow capped mountains from Tibet. Finally, we will reach Dhunche and stay overnight in the hotel and prepare for our next day drive to Kathmandu.

After breakfast Dhunche we drive back to Kathmandu by regular bus and transfer to hotel, you have free evening.

This full day at leisure to rest, relax or explore the local area in Kathmandu or do a bit of last minute shopping. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing. Evening will have farewell meeting & dinner at Nepali typical restaurant.

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

Cost Included

•  Documents:  All necessary paper work and permits (National park entrance permits and TIM’s card).
•  Activities: Sightseeing, horse riding and hiking trip as per the itinerary.
•  Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on twin shared bedroom and 8 nights lodges on twin or multi shared bedroom on mountain.
•  Food: Full board on teahouse/lodge [Breakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 4 breakfast in Kathmandu.
•  Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head transportation.

•  Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

• International flight and domestic flights
• Travel/medical insurance coverage personal accidents, medical and emergency Helicopter rescue
• Personal travel and hiking equipments
• All lunch and dinner while in City
• Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
• Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
• Tips/Gratuities foryour crews
• Optional activities
• Temple and Monastery entrance fee while sightseeing in city
• And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

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