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Dear Birders,
I have just returned from Lantang valley twitching with an English couple. The chief attraction of Lantang Valley Birding is spectacular Mountain range and several lakes in the south and colourful birds. The trail passes through broadleaved forest, and then coniferous and finally through alpine meadows and moraine. The most of the trek walks within Langtang National Park. I had followed the itinerary below and included some of the birds in my complete checklists. 
Until then Lantang Valley itinerary for your imagination!
Happy Twitching!

Bishnu (Raj)
May 17, 2014
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Day 01 Drive to Dhunche by Private Jeep is best for twitching along
Day 02 Dhunche (1900m) – Thulo-Syabru (2600m): 5hrs. The trail walks through broad leaved forest and a village:- Northern Goshawk, Bonelli’s Eagles, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Satyr Tragopan, Kalij Pheasant, Speckled Piculet, Orange Rumped Honeyguide, Maroon Oriole, Bronzed Drongo, Scarlet Finch, Spotted Forktail, Long Tail Mountain Thrush, Grey-billed Tesia etc.
Day 03 Trek to Ghoda-tabela (2970m)- 6hrs, 370 ascent: the trail walks through broad leaved forest and coniferous forest.
Day 04 Langtang Village (3430m)- 5hrs, 980m ascent:- Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Monal, Rufous-bellied Pied Woodpecker, Striated Laughing-thrush Lammergeier and Yellow-billed Chough, Green Shrike-babbler, Mrs Gould’s Sunbird etc.
Day 05 Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)-4hrs, 460m ascent:- Snow Partridge, Tibetan Snowcock, Himalayan Snowcock (scarce), Blood Pheasant, Himalayan Monal, Ibisbill, Rosy Pipit, Spot Winged Rose-finch etc.
Day 06 Side trip, Kyanjin- Ri (4773m) Tserko-Ri (4984m) peak:- Tibetan Snowcock, Himalayan Snowcock, Blood pheasant etc.
Day 07 Trek to Ghoda-tabela (2970m)- 4hrs:- Himalayan Griffon Vulture, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Monal, Rufous-bellied Pied Woodpecker, Striated Laughing-thrush Lammergeier and Yellow-billed Chough, Green Shrike-babbler, Mrs Gould’s Sunbird etc.
Day 08 Trek to Thulo Syabru (2600m)- 5 hrs:- Northern Goshawk, Bonelli’s Eagles, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Satyr Tragopan, Kalij Pheasant, Speckled Piculet, Orange Rumped Honeyguide, Maroon Oriole, Bronzed Drongo, Scarlet Finch, Spotted Forktail, Long Tail Mountain Thrush, Grey-billed Tesia etc.
Day 09. Trek to Chandanbari/Sing Gompa(3330m):- the trail climbs at moderate pace up to Chandanbari through mountain village and sub-alpine forest. The place to visit at Chandanbari is Sing Gompa (monastery) and Cheese factory:- Himalayan Monal, Trogopan
Day 10. Trek to Dhunche
Day 11.Drive to Kathmandu

*Note: the distance is in hours and it is measured at normal walking pace. And the trek can be tailored shorter or longer as per the birder’s preference. Please add one more day to the itinerary for the journey from Kathmandu.

Beautiful Moments be with You!
-Raju