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Biological/Ecological Tour of the Langtang Valley in the Himalayas 

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu

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Transfer from Tribhuvan Airport to Kathmandu Guest House. Explore the sights and sounds of Thamel, one of Kathmandu's most vibrant neighborhoods.

Day 2: Tour Kathmandu

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Early morning visit to Kathmandu’s holiest sites, Swayambhunath Temple.  After a tour of the temple grounds with your tour guide, Alok Tuladhar, enjoy a comfortable guided walk back through Kathmandu and return to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, explore historic Kathmandu.  Dinner is on your own.  Meeting with your scientist. Overnight in Kathmandu. 

Day 3: Overland Travel to Thulo Syabru

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We depart Kathmandu early on Day 3 by private 4-wheel vehicle and start our Langtang journey with a long scenic drive to Dhunche (6,660 ft.).  This colorful travel provides an opportunity to experience the authentic Nepal.  During our 6-7 hour ride, we will stop for lunch and for rest breaks and arrive at Dhunche which is also the location of a Nepal Army checkpoint and the gateway to Langtang National Park.  From here we continue on through the lush forest region to the Tamang village of Thulo Syabru and overnight in the beautiful village of Thulo Syabru (7,250 ft.). 

Day 4: Exploring Thulo Syabru and Surrounding Forest

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We explore the village of Thulo Syabru and trek around the surrounding forest and learn about the flora and fauna of this region from our conservation and forestry biologist from Tribuvan University. Thulo Syabru is predominantly inhabited by members of the Tamang community, an indigenous ethnic group in Nepal.  We will have the opportunity to visit Tamang Monastery, engage with the local population and learn about their traditional rituals, customs and way of life.  Overnight in Thulo Syabru. 

Day 5: Trek to Bamboo

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