LANGTANG VALLEY TREK

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  • DURATION12 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE4400

Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Syabrubensi and back to Kathmandu
  • Visit Langtang village and Kyanjing Gompa
  • Visit the local cheese factory in Kyanjing Gompa
  • 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. Langtang valley trek lives in your memories for a lifetime. We escort you on a 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 the snowy mountain range. You savor the spectacular Himalayas, include Langtang Lirung, Gang Chhenpo, and Naya Kangri Dorge Lakpa. Langtang Valley Hiking is undoubtedly rich in Buddhist cultural heritage and Amazing cultural and ritual practices of various indigenous communities such as Tamang, Sherpa, Hyolmo, Bhotiya, who have distinctive culture and ritual practices.

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

The Langtang valley trek is one of the most popular trekking in Nepal and undoubtedly a superb introduction to trekking around the alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa, for savoring spectacular Himalayan vistas. If you are looking for a bit more adventure, then you can ascend on the 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 Gang Chhenpo (6,388 m) and another trekking peak of Naya Kangri (5,846 m) lies 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 has 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 a 12day itinerary to complete the Langtang valley trek that includes arrival and departure days to and from Nepal and followed by a sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, then drive about 9-hour to Syabrubenshi to start the trekking.

The real trekking starts from Syabrubenshi, and goes alongside the lovely hillside through green jungle and reach the Langtang village. You have an amazing mountain vista nearby, then ramble to Kyangjin Gumpa. 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.

There is a longer trekking route in the Langtang region that calls Langtang Circuit Trek. So, if you want to extend your trek in the Langtang region, you can do Langtang Circuit Trek, or you can also combine the Langtang Valley with Tamang Heritage Trail.

Itinerary

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You will be met & greeted by our airport representative/driver on your arrival at Kathmandu airport, and he transfers you to the 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 the hotel, you go for a day tour in Kathmandu, and you are escorted by a professional tour guide. Your tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple -Pashupatinath Temple, and Bauddhanath Stupa and returns to the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • B
  • 1345
  • Kathmandu

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

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

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

After having breakfast at the 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 the 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. And, 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 the 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 settles Kyangjin. The trekking today is just for about 3 hours so, you reach Kyanjing for Lunch. After having lunch, you still have time to explore around, and Kyanjing is virtually heaven, surrounded by the 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 can ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks, or make a day trip to Tseguri.

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

After having breakfast at the 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 the lodge, the trek for today starts by descending to Landslide. The routes separate from Landslide to the Syabru Gaun, and you take the upper route to reach Syapru Gaun.

The trail ascends to Syabru Gaun, and 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 the lodge, the trek starts, and today is the last day of the Langtang valley trek, and it is an easy trek down to Dhunche.

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

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

After having early breakfast at the lodge, you start the driving journey about 7 AM, and after driving for about 8 hours, you arrive in 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
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu includes breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek with a cup of tea/coffee at breakfast
  • National park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Ground transportation by Local bus from Kathmandu- Syaprubesi and Dhunche to Kathmandu
  • Eight nights’ accommodations in lodges/tea houses on the trek
  • A guide and porters
  • 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
  • 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 a date to depart the Langtang Valley Trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If the preferred date is not listed, then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your date as the trekking 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 process to book the trek.
  • The 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 Date24 Jan, 2021End Date04 Feb, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$500
Start Date30 Jan, 2021End Date10 Feb, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$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 the 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 charge your camera/mobile batteries, and you may have to pay some fee to charge. However, we suggest you have spare batteries in case of unavailability.

Guide and crew for Langtang valley trek

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

We also provide you a Sherpa/assistant guide when there are eight or more members in a group, and we provide porters to carry your main luggage while on the Langtang valley trek. There is one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22KG, which means 10 - 11 KG from each trekker.

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FAQs

Yes, You are required to have some permits to do the Langtang valley trek, and they are 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 trek.

A moderate level of fitness is required with daily trekking between 3 to 8 hours to do the Langtang valley trek as you will reach an altitude of 3870m above sea level. Good health with good stamina and a strong desire for trekking required, and you do not 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 the Langtang valley trek. You need to book international flights yourself as there are plenty of airlines that make the flight to Nepal daily.

No, You do not have to carry your main luggage on the Langtang Valley trek yourself. There will be a porter to carry your main luggage on the Langtang valley trekking, and you carry a day bag pack with a 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 if you arrive and depart on our scheduled dates.

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 the airport, and they ask for money as a tip at the end (these people do not belong to us).

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

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

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

The hotel we provide:

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

Note:

  • Accommodation will mostly be on double/twin share, or a 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 a total of 28 meals (11 breakfast, 9 lunch, and 9 dinners) on the 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 bringing water purification pills/medicine while coming for a trek in Nepal since you have normal water for free so, you can use these medicine and drink, or you can buy bottled/boiled water to drink.

Yes, you have to tip for Langtang Valley Trek staff. However, the tip for all services provided on the Langtang valley trek is always a matter of personal discretion. However, please be aware that the tip is considered as a part of remuneration, and they may approach you for payment, and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

The US $5.00 for the tour guide and US$ 3.00 for the driver on day two, and a total of US $75.00 from each member of the group for the trekking part to divide to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling) and our trek guide will give you a clearer idea when the trek comes to end.

Yes, you surely need to have some extra amount for your expenses, which is not covered in our package Langtang valley trek. The personal expenses trek depend largely on your habit of spending money etc. Most of the meals are included in the price our Langtang Valley Trek cost, and you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places), etc.  And, if you do not drink alcohol and shopping, then about the US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

Yes, travel insurance is required when you go on the Langtang valley trek as, In case of a serious sickness or injury on the trekking, 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 children, and this is a family-friendly trek in Nepal. If you are planning to take your children on a Langtang valley trek, we suggest you do private trekking to Langtang Valley. Private trekking offers much flexibility as different people on group trek may have a different walking pace. And, You can trek at your own pace on a private trekking.

Yes, it is possible to shorten the Langtang valley trek. We have 9-day trekking in this itinerary with a rest day in Kyanjing. However, we can cut this day, and we can also remove the trek to Syaprugaun, and can make it for seven days.

Let us know if you have limited days and want to complete the trek in fewer days, we can make a suitable itinerary program for you.

Yes, it is possible to extend the trek by a few days, and we can include the Gosaikunda Lake after Syaprugaun, or we can cover the Gosaikunda pass and extend to Helambu valley as well. We do have another program in this region that is the Langtang circuit trek. Let us know if you want to extend the trekking in Langtang.

Yes, there are some tours such as there is Everest mountain flight 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 add Chitwan Jungle SafariPokhara TourLumbini Tour, or if you want to travel to another neighboring country of Nepal Tibet, or Bhutan.

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

Our guide will provide you information to avoid the AMS while on a trek however if in case if you or any member of the 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/guides and we see how the situation will improve and we can continue the 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 a doctor.

Equipment is very important to have a comfortable and successful Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things that you need and not anything that you no need for the trek.

To help you to pack your gear for the Nepal student tour, we have given some list that you should not miss while you are packing.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if you do not have).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, which will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things, such as a camera, water, and things that you need for the day.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara and get a return after the trekking.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of 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 consulting 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
  • 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.