Langtang Valley Trek

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

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu.
  • Scenic drive to Syabrubensi and back to Kathmandu.
  • Visiting Langtang village and Kyanjing Gompa.
  • Visit of the local Cheese Factory in Kyanjing Gompa.
  • Very beautiful views of langtang Region.
  • Mountains 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, kicking off a memorable holiday that lives in your memories for a lifetime. We escort you on this trek and 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, and the Tibetan border, whereby 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.

Langtang valley trek lies very close the Kathmandu valley but comparatively sees far fewer travelers and trekkers. However, the Langtang valley trek has many things to offer from remote and spectacular narrow mountain valley, Buddhist cultural heritages, more importantly, you savor the natural beauty, explore the high and isolated village inhibited by Tamangs whose religious practices, languages and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet.

According to legend, 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, 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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Arrive at Kathmandu airport and you are met & greeted by our airport representative who will be on standby to pick you up and 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

After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing 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
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  • Kathmandu

You start the journey about 7 AM in the morning and head north out of Kathmandu drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubensi.

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

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

After having breakfast at lodge, you start the trek and today is our first walking day of the langtang valley trek and the trail gradually ascends to Landslide (1810m.), Afterwards, your trek 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 and continue climbing; there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds in the jungles.

Once, there was a Tibetan resettlement project, 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. There is a monastery which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang.

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

After having hot breakfast at lodge, you start the trek and the trail climbs 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 have reached Kyanjing for Lunch, after having lunch, you still have time to explore around, and the Kyanjing is virtually heaven, surrounded by White Mountain.

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

Today is the day to explore and rest, you visit the monastery located in Kyanjing and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks or you can make day trip to Tseguri and return to Kyanjing.

  • 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. After lunch at Ghora Tabela, you continue the steep descent trekking to Lama Hotel.

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

After having breakfast at lodge, the trek starts by descending to Land slide and the routes separates form here to the Syabru Gaun, You take the upper route to reach Syapru Gaun, then the trail ascends all the way to Syabru Gaoun, From where you enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges and many more.

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

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

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

  • Guest House
  • B, L, D
  • Dhunche

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

  • Hotel
  • B, L, D
  • Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. WE have taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday.

Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do 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 including 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 trekker)
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for The Guide and staffs.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket – if necessary, (returned after the trek).
  • All the government Tax, VAT and service change

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passports Size photos, Nepal Visa Information.
  • International flight to and from Nepal.
  • Your travel insurance (Compulsory) and entrance fees on Kathmandu tour.
  • Food (Lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • 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

Passport, Visa and permits for Langtang Valley Trek

You need to have valid passport (at least 6 month valid) to travel Nepal and to do Langtang Valley Trek. You need to obtain Nepal tourist Visa to travel Nepal, too and you can obtain Nepal tourist visa on arrival at Kathmandu Airport/border entry point or you can apply online (http://online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa) as well.

You are required to have some permits to Langtang Valley Trek. You are 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 the Langtang Valley Trek.

Accommodation on Langtang Valley Trek

You have a good hotel accommodation for 3 nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for rest of the 8 nights on Langtang Valley Trek. The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets on trek lodge/guest house.

We accommodate you/group in local lodge/guest house available each day. We send a porter ahead of us to book the required number rooms for you/group (rooms cannot be booked in advance in all places). Please remember that some of them are very basic and a sense of adventure is necessary.

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moon light or similar : 3 nights
  • Hotel on Trek Routes- Simple Mountain lodge : 8 nights

Accommodation will be on double/twin share soon.

Note: Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available. There are luxury 4 and 5 star hotels available in Kathmandu so, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

Extra nights in Kathmandu

If you arrive Nepal earlier and stay in Nepal later than the scheduled dates then the extra night cost 75.00 USD per night including breakfast and airport transfer and it does not include any extra tours/activities.

Contact us if you need any extra nights for pre or post the trek and want to plan any extra tours and activities for your extra days.

International flights on Langtang Valley Trek

The International flights to and from Nepal are not included in our price. You need to book the international flights yourself.

Electricity and Battery Charge

There is electricity available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Langtang Valley Trek, where you are able to Re - charges your camera/mobile batteries however, we suggest you to have spare batteries too.

Food and Drink on Langtang Valley Trek

The meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) total of 28 meals on Langtang Valley Trek is included in our price. The meals are taken in 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 food on Langtang Valley Trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well.

The drinks are not included in the cost so you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

You can bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Langtang Valley Trek since you have normal water for free or you can simply buy bottled water or boiled/safe water to drink.

Luggage on Langtang Valley Trek

Your main luggage on Langtang Valley Trek is carried by porter, you simply carry a day bag pack with water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc. - a small load that allows full enjoyment of the trek.

A trek bag or duffle bag is ideal for your main luggage for Langtang Valley Trek, plus a small lockable bag for travel clothes or anything that you do not need during trek which you can leave at hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu for free of charge.

Guide and Crew for Langtang Valley Trek

You have professional tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02 (The tour guide for this day may different from the trek guide next morning) and trained trekking/certified trekking guide for the whole trek (handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the trek).

There will be a Sherpa (assistant guide) when there are 8 or more members in the group and porters to carry your luggage and there is 1 porter for each 2 members and a porter carry about 20 - 22kg which means 10- 11 KG from each trekker.

Child Policy for Langtang Valley Trek

Children of 10 or more years can take this trek and must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old, no discount for 10 or more years old children and full price are applicable.

If you are planning to do Langtang Valley Trek with children less than 10 year, please contact us for the price and booking process.

Gratuities/Tips for Langtang Valley Trek Staff

Tips are not included in price for services of tour guide, trekking guide, porter and driver. The recommended tip is US$ 5 from each member (of group) for tour guide (day 2) and US $ 3 from each member for driver (day 2).

The Total of US $75.00 from each member of the group for the trek part and it will be divided to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling.

Our trek guide will give you clearer idea when the trek comes to end.

Note: Tipping for all services provided on tour is always a matter of personal discretion, however please be aware that tipping is considered by many locals to be a part of their normal remuneration and they may approach you for payment and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

Personal expenses on Langtang Valley Trek

Personal expenses on Langtang Valley Trek depend largely on your habit. Most of the meals are included in the price.

You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places).

If you do not drink alcohol and sopping then 12-15USD per day per person should be enough for the hot drinks, shower and snacks.

Fitness Level Required for Langtang Valley Trek

Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately the Langtang Valley Trek is currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.

Please note that a moderate level of fitness is required with daily trekking from between 3 hours to 8 hours. You will reach an altitude of 4700m above sea level.

If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to book our Langtang Valley Trek.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation on Langtang Valley Trek

In case of a serious sickness or injury while you are on Langtang Valley Trek, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital.

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 before departure to Langtang Valley Trek.

Suggested Equipment List for Langtang Valley Trek

General

  • Four seasons Sleeping bag (Optional) [One can be provided if required, to be returned after the trek]
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  • Daypack for yourself
  • A down Jacket (alternatively these can be hired and returned at the end of the trek free of charge)
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2-3 pieces
  • Light weight thermal tops
  • -Fleece jacket
  • Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • A pair of quick-drying nylon hiking shorts
  • Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  • Four pairs of liner warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  • A pair of sandals (optional)
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting your local Medical GP regarding any 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.
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

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