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Author Topic: Langtang National park Botanical trek ( 5th July 2011- till 21st July )  (Read 1095 times)


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Langtang National park is situated in the north of central Nepal some 32(air) km north of Kathmandu. Bhote Koshi and Trishuli Ganga define the region to the west, Tibetan Autonomous Region of China to the north and east.  It is located in between the latitudes 28.00 o - 28.20 o N and the longitudes 85.15 o - 86.00 oE. It comprises 1,710 sq. km. total area. Two major river systems: Trishuli on the west and Sun Koshi in the east with many of its tributaries that originate from Langtang Lirung (7,245 m) and Himalchuli (7,864 m) drain the park catchments.

The park is the home to several ethnic groups. The majority of people belong to the Tamangs, an ancient Nepalese race. Sherpas and Tamangs who emigrated from Tibet inhabit the Helambu area. The Brahmins, Chhetris and Gurungs are sparse. About 45 villages comprising 4,500 people are situated within the park boundaries. In total, about 3000 households (about 16,000 people) depend on park resources for wood and firewood. Permanent settlements that hold small areas of arable lands grow wheat, maize, finger millet, soybean and potato at lower altitudes, whereas at higher altitudes potato, barley and buckwheat are grown.
Biodiversity of the Langtang national park is varied; an account of Biodiversity in Nepal -Status & Conservation is described by R.P. Chaudhary (1998).

The forest type Most striking feature of the park is the variety of vegetation types. Eight vegetation types belonging to tropical, subtropical, temperate, sub alpine and alpine zone exist. The important forest types are: (a) Tropical zone (below 1,000 m),         (b) Subtropical zone (1,000-2,000 m), (c) Temperate zone (2,000-3,000 m), (d) Sub alpine zone (3,000-4,000 m), and (e) Alpine zone between 4,000-4,500 m.

a) Fauna: - Varied fauna occurs in the park, (a) Mammals. The common primates are rhesus macaqua (Macaca mullata) and common langur (Presbytis entellus). The carnivorous mammals include fox (Vulpes vulpes), wild dog (Cuon alpinus), Himalayan black bear (Selenarctos thibetanus red panda (Ailurus fulgens), marten (Martes foina, M. flavigula), Himalayan weasel (Mustela sibirica), pale-footed weasel (M. altaica), leopard cat (Felis bengalensis), clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa), leopard (Panthera pardus), and snow leopard (P. uncia). The common ungulates are wild boar (Sus scrofa), Himalayan musk deer (Moschus chrysogaster), Indian muntjac (Muntiacus muntjak), goral (Nemorhaedus goral), serow (Caricornis sumantraensis), Himalayan tahr (Hemitragus jemlahicus). Small animals include Royle's pika (Ochotona roylei), orange-bellied Himalayan squirrel (Dremomys lokriah), and Indian porcupine (Hystrix indica).


Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu, hotel installation

Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
Day04: Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m./5hrs)
Day05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Ghore Tabela, (3250m/4hrs.)
Day06: Trek Ghore Table to Langtang (3400m/3hrs)
Day07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m/3hrs).
Day08 & Day09: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa:
Day10: Trek Kyangjin Gompa to Ghore tabela (3150/4hrs).
Day11: Trek Ghore table to bamboo Lodge (1646m/4hrs.)
Day12: Bamboo Lodge to Syfrugaon.
Day13: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Dhunche (1950m/5hrs)
Day14: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu
Day15: visit Kathmandu valley

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Re: Langtang National park Botanical trek ( 5th July 2011- till 21st July )
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2011, 09:15:47 AM »
This sounds promising. Paddy
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Re: Langtang National park Botanical trek ( 5th July 2011- till 21st July )
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2011, 03:32:08 PM »
Hi, I did this trek a few year's ago in Sept Oct the flowers were superb but we had an early snowfall which meant that we had to get down quick, I look out for more info from your trek,  cheers Ian the Christie kind.
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Re: Langtang National park Botanical trek ( 5th July 2011- till 21st July )
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2011, 08:53:38 AM »
 The best time to see alpine flowers is from early june till  late  August.  We have been  organizing this voyage    sincee 2002 , please find more info  with Michel Lumen www.lumen.fr
 Bijay Raj Devkota


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