Langtang Valley Trek

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  • DURATION12 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Syabrubensi and back to Kathmandu.
  • Visit Langtang village and Kyanjing Gompa.
  • Visit of the local cheese factory in Kyanjing Gompa.
  • Very beautiful views of langtang region.
  • Mountain views from Kyanjing Ri.

Trip Overview

Langtang valley trek is one of those wonders of nature where the landscapes talk to your emotions and invigorate your feelings for the spirit of adventure, the Langtang valley trek lives in your memories for a lifetime. We escort you on Langtang valley trek that takes you to spots often missed by others while hiking in this area.

Langtang valley trek revolves around the narrow mountain valley, sandwiched between snowy mountain range. You savor the spectacular Himalayas namely--Langtang Lirung, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kangri Dorge Lakpa and undoubtedly the rich Buddhist cultural heritages and amazing cultural and ritual practices of various indigenous communities such as Tamang, Sherpa, Hyolmo, Bhotiya, who have distinctive culture and ritual practices and so forth.

The Langtang valley was discovered by the Lama, the priest following a runaway yak. Hence, the term ‘Lang’ means ‘Yak’ in Tibetan language, whiles the term tang means ‘to follow’. While trekking to Langtang valley, you traverse through yak pasture and also encounter with the yak, especially above the Langtang valley.

The Langtang valley trek is one of the popular trekking in Nepal and undoubtedly is a superb introduction to the trekking around the alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa, for savoring spectacular Himalayan vistas and if you are looking for a bit more adventure you can ascend up on Kyangjin Ri peak (4,700 m).

Langtang valley is wholly dominated by the mighty Langtang Lirung (7,246 m) which stands just right in front of you to the north, and while Gang Chhenpo (6,388 m) and another trekking peak of Naya Kangri (5,846 m) lie just at the south of the valley, the Ganjala Pass (5,122 m) and Dorge Lakpa (6,989 m) lie to the east at the end of the valley.

Furthermore, Langtang valley trek is protected by Langtang National Park established in 1976, which have numerous flora and fauna including the rare red panda, Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, Ghoral, and more than 250 species of endangered birds. Therefore, besides mountain vista, you also have an opportunity to explore amazing biological and ecological diversity in the langtang Valley trek.

We have 12day itinerary to complete the Langtang valley trek that include arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and followed by sightseeing tour in Kathmandu then drive about 9-hour to Syabrubenshi to start the trek.

The real trekking starts from Syabrubenshi, the trek goes alongside of lovely hillside and through greenery jungle and reach at the Langtang village where you have amazing mountain vista nearby then ramble to Kyangjin Gumpa, where you have another day to explore around like the monastery, cheese factory, Kyanjing Ri or Tsegu Ri and retrace down to Lama Hotel, subsequently to Syabru Gaun and trekking down to Dhunche, the lovely village, where you catch the transportation to back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

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You will be met & greeted by our airport representative/driver on your arrival at Kathmandu airport and he transfer you to hotel. Your evening is free and after you’ve refreshed, you can go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the surroundings.

  • Hotel
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

After having breakfast at hotel, you go for a day tour in Kathmandu and you are escorted by a professional tour guide. Your tour include Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple -Pashupatinath Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa and return to hotel.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

After having early breakfast at hotel, You start drive to Syaprubeshi about 7 AM  and head north out of Kathmandu through scenic foothills and ridge line vistas to Syabrubensi.

The first part of drive goes up to Trishuli Bazaar which is quite smooth, the path then moves along the gravel road to Dhunche and Syaprubeshi.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1420
  • Syabrubeshi

After having breakfast at lodge, you start the trek and today is the first day of the Langtang valley trek. The trail gradually ascends to Landslide (1810m.), Afterwards, ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end, the trail is flat level to the Lama Hotel.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2470
  • Lama Hotel

After having breakfast at lodge, you start the trek. There are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest., you catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds in the jungles.

Once, there was a Tibetan resettlement project in Ghora Tabela, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants.

The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3430
  • Langtang village

After having hot breakfast at lodge, you start the trek and the trail climbs today gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive.

After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin, the trek today is just for about 3 hours so, you reached Kyanjing for Lunch, after having lunch, you still have time to explore around, and the Kyanjing is virtually heaven, surrounded by White Mountains.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3870
  • Kyangjin Gumpa

Today is the day to explore and rest. You visit the monastery located in Kyanjing Gumpa and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung.

Alternatively, you an ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks or make day trip to Tseguri.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 3870
  • Kyangjin Gumpa

After having breakfast at lodge, you start the trek down the same trail to Lama Hotel, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela.

You have lunch at Ghora Tabela and continue the steep descent trekking to Lama Hotel.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2470
  • Lama Hotel

After having breakfast at lodge, the trek  for today starts by descend to Land slide.  The routes separates form Land slide to the Syabru Gaun, You take the upper route to reach Syapru Gaun.

The trail ascends all the way to Syabru Gaoun, You enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges and many more from Syaprugaun.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 2580
  • Syabru Goun

After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts and today is the last day of langtang valley trek and it is easy trek down to Dhunche.

The trek goes mostly flat and down through the forest of Rhododrendron and pine to road then you simply follow the road ascending to the Dhunche.

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • 1960
  • Dhunche

After having early breakfast at lodge, you start the drive journey about 7 AM and after driving about 8 hours you arrive to Kathmandu.

Check in to the hotel in Kathmandu and you have free time to make last minute shopping. We also offer you farewell dinner as this is your last night stay in Nepal.

  • Hotel
  • B, L, D
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home.

Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal.

A safe BON VOYAGE home…take care!!!

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 hotel hotel in Kathmandu include breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek with cup of tea/coffee in the breakfast.
  • National park entry permits and TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation by Local bus from Kathmandu- Syaprubesi and Dhunche to Kathmandu.
  • 8 nights’ accommodations in lodges/tea houses on trek.
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 kg from 2 trekkers)
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for guide and crew.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket – if necessary, (returned after the trek).

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • International flight to and from Nepal.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Entrance fees on Kathmandu tour.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Tips for the guide and crew.
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.

Check Available Dates

  • We have set date to departure the Langtang Valley Trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date06 Sep, 2020End Date17 Sep, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$500
Start Date12 Sep, 2020End Date23 Sep, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$500
Start Date18 Sep, 2020End Date29 Sep, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$500
Start Date24 Sep, 2020End Date05 Oct, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$500
Start Date30 Sep, 2020End Date11 Oct, 2020AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$500

Useful Information

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post the Langtang valley trek

The extra nights hotel in Kathmandu for pre or post the Langtang valley trek is available at US $55.00 per night includes breakfast and airport transfers.

Electricity and battery charge service in Langtang valley trek

There is electricity available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Langtang valley trek, where you can charges your camera/mobile batteries and you may have to pay some fee to charge them however, we suggest you to have spare batteries in case of unavailability.

Guide and crew for Langtang valley trek

We provide professional tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02 and trained trek guide for rest of the trek days who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on Langtang valley trek.

We also provide you a Sherpa/assistant guide when there are 8 or more members in group and we provide porters to carry your main luggage while on Langtang valley trek and there will be 1 porter for each 2 members and a porter carry about 20 - 22kg which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

Client Reviews

FAQs

Yes, some permits are required to have to do the Langtang valley trek, you required to have Langtang National park entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book trek.

Moderate level of fitness is required with daily trekking from between 3 hours to 8 hours to do Langtang valley trek as you will reach an altitude of 3870m above sea level.

Good health with good stamina and strong desire for trek is required, you do not really need to have previous trekking experience however physical fitness is required.

No, The International flights to arrive and to return from Nepal are not included in our price and itinerary of Langtang valley trek. You need to book the international flights yourself as there are plenty of airlines those make flight to Nepal daily.

No, There will be porter to carry your main luggage on Langtang valley trek and you simply carry a day bag pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc..

Yes, we arrange free airport transfer services once you book the Langtang valley trek. The airport transfer services are provided only if you arrive and depart on our scheduled dates or you book extra nights from us.

Important Note on Arrival: There can be many people around you to support you to carry your luggage or to put your luggage in the vehicle when you exit from airport and they ask for money as tip at the end (these people are not belong to us).

So, be careful of them and we advise you not let them to carry your bag/luggage. We suggest you to take your bag/luggage yourself until you put them on our vehicle as there are many trolleys that you can use free of cost.

What type of hotel and accommodation are on Langtang valley trek?

We provide good 3 star hotel for 3 nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for rest of the 8 nights on Langtang valley trek trail.

The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on trek lodge/guest house on trek and please note some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Hotel we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moon light: 3 nights
  • Hotel on Trek routes: Simple Mountain lodge: 8 nights

Note:

  • Accommodation will mostly be on double/twin share or single room is available in Kathmandu also.
  • The hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available as there are luxury 4-5 star hotels also available, Let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

We provide total of 28 meals (11 breakfast, 9 lunch and 9 dinner) on Langtang valley trek and these meals are provided in hotels and lodges, you have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay overnights and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well and the drinks are not included in the cost so you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

We also advise bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for trek in Nepal since you have normal water for free so, you can use these medicine and drink or you can simply buy bottled/boiled water to drink.

Tip for all services provided on Langtang valley trek is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tip is considered by to be a part of normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

Just to give you an idea, US $5.00 from each member (of group) for tour guide and US$ 3.00 from each member for driver (day 2) and total of US $75.00 from each member of the group for the trek part that will be divided to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling) and our trek guide will give you clearer idea when the trek comes to end.

Yes, you need to have some extra amount for your extra/personal expenses that are not included in the price. The personal expenses on Langtang valley trek depend largely on your habit.

Most of the meals, total of 29 meals (11 breakfast, 9 lunches & 9 dinners) are included in the price so, \you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places) etc... And if you do not drink alcohol and sopping then about US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

Yes, travel insurance is required when you go on Langtang valley trek as In case of a serious sickness or injury on trek, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. However, you will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue, so, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy when you buy the policy.

Yes, the Langtang valley trek is suitable for the children as this is family friendly trek in Nepal. The scheduled fixed itinerary and the dates are for the small group join trek. If you are planning to take your children on Langtang valley trek then we suggest you do to private trek as the private trek offer much flexibility as different people on group trek may have different trek pace and need to follow the group since you can trek on your own pace on private trek.

Yes, it is surely possible to shorten the Langtang valley trek, we have 9-day trek in this itinerary with rest day in Kyanjing however we can cut this day and we can also remove the trek to Syaprugaun and can make it for 7 days. Let us know if you have limited days and want to complete the trek in less days then we can make the suitable itinerary program for you

Yes, it is surely possible to extend the trek by few days and we can include the Gosaikunda Lake after Syaprugaun or we can also cover the Gosaikunda pass and trek on Helambu valley as well. We do have another longer program in this region that is Langtang circuit trek. Let us know if you want to extent your trek in Langtang then we offer you suitable program for you.

Yes, there are some tours such as there is Everest mountain flights every morning from Kathmandu airport which you can do in the early morning of day 3 before the day tour in Kathmandu starts at 9:00 am and you do not need any extra days to add this tour.

Furthermore, if you have some extra days at the end of the Langtang valley trek then we suggest you to add Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour, Lumbini Tour or if you want to travel other neighboring country of Nepal Tibet or Bhutan.

We wish that no one get AMS or any other sickness while on Langtang valley trek. However, there is always risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on mountain trek in Nepal, so, we have to be careful about it.

Our guide will provide you information to avoid the AMS while on trek however if in case if you or any member of group get AMS then we do everything to bring you back safely.

What we do is depends on the situation and the place where people get sick as such if you get AMS and still able to walk up then we take a day rest (while other continue the trek) with one of the porter/guide and we see how the situation will improve and we can continue trek from next day if the situation gets better.

If there is not any improvement or even it gets worse, we do not have other option rather than return the same trail as descend down is only the way to avoid AMS or if the situation gets really worse and you neither can go up nor down then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit doctor.

Equipment is very important to make comfortable and successful Langtang valley trek. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things you need & should not pack anything that you do not need on trek.

To give you clearer idea, we have given some list that you should not miss while you packing for Langtang valley trek.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if required and it to be returned after the trek).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear and this will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your personal things such as camera, water, things that you need for the day and this is carried by you.
  • A small lockable bag to keep your extra stuff that you do not use on trek and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu and get return after you return from the trek.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have and it is returned at the end of the trek).
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Light weight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend to consult with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies) - these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm at least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.