The Langtang Valley Trek is not in much distance from the Kathmandu valley. It lies in the north of Kathmandu and close to the Nepal- Tibet border. The major peak of the Langtang region is Langtang Lirung. Along with the Langtang Lirung some other peaks like Gang Chhenpo and Dorje Lhakpa also add to the beauty of Langtang.
The Tamang ethinic people are the locals of Langtang region. The hospitality shown by the Tamang people make the environment of Langtang Valley Trek more enjoyable. In the main village of Langtang, we will get a chance to see the Tamang lifestyle, their rituals, customs, stone built houses and also wooden carvings.
The Kyanjin Gomba and Gosainkunda Lake are also situated in Langtang. The Kyanjin Gompa is situated in the Lantang National Park. The Gosainkunda Lake which is of much importance to the followers of Hinduism is one of the major reasons for tourism in Langtang. Gosainkunda is believed to be the home of Lord Shiva. Large numbers of devotees come to Gosainkunda Lake on the occasion of Janai Purnima. The Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Himal Chuli are visible from the Gosainkunda area.
The Langtang National Park is also situated in Langtang. In the national park we can experience the Himalayan ecology.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m- 07 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,240m -06 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m – 05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m – 04 hours.
Day 07: Rest day for local hike and to enjoy the views.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 470m -06 hours.
Day 09: Trek back to Syabrubesi -06 hours.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Transfer to international airport for flight homeward bound.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On reaching at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, warmly greeted by our staff and guides for transfer to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, the happening spot in Kathmandu with many fine hotels and restaurants with shopping stores and shops, here our guide will brief you with all information regarding Langtang Valley trekking and while you are under our care. The evening includes authentic Nepalese dinner in a nice local restaurant with cultural-folk programs to entertain you with delicious meals.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with trek preparation and optional tour.
Today, allowing you much time to prepare for Langtang valley trekking with an optional tour around Kathmandu at places of interest with rest of the afternoon free for trek preparations and packing gear.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460 m), 7 hrs.
Early morning an exciting scenic overland drive away from Kathmandu valley, as the drive leads towards North past Nuwakott town and village to reach Dhunche, a headquarter town of Rasuwa district where Langtang National park starts, Dhunche at the height of 1,900 m high from here a long descend on winding road brings you at Tamang village in Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,240 m), 6 hrs.
Morning with fresh country air, our walk starts on gradual path to cross a bridge over Bhote Koshi or upper Trisuli River, and then climb towards a ridge past scattered farm villages and terraces and then entering into cool alpine forest of tall rhododendron-hemlocks-oaks-magnolia and fir tree lines, the area is also famous for rare and endangered Red Panda, seldom seen along the walk on this river gorge to Lama Hotel for overnight stop, this place surrounded with beautiful forest near the raging river.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m), 5 hrs.
From Lama Hotel onward for few days walking into a cool forested gorge with views of Langtang Lirung along the walk to reach at Ghoretabela in the midst of green woodland, after a pleasant rest walk continues with short ups into a forest to reach at Langtang village for an overnight stop. Langtang village was badly destroyed in 2015 earthquake, where the village life is slowly coming back to normal; here enjoy visiting Tamang farmer's houses with rich old culture interwoven with Buddhism religion and its unique surrounding.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,850 m), 4 hrs.
After a fine morning having breakfast, enjoy walks as this day leads you to our highlight and final destination at Kyanjin Gompa within beautiful Langtang valley, walk starts with short uphill and then the gorge opens into a marvelous scenic valley, where tree lines disappears for short alpine bushes of azalea plants and juniper bushes with dramatic views of snow-covered peaks. Slowly morning scenic walk reaches our goal of the adventure at Kyanjin the highest spot of the trip at (3,850 m) high surrounded with mountain views. At Kyanjin for an overnight stop with time to catch the magnificent views and visit its small Cheese factory, established in support of Swiss technical assistance.
Day 07: Rest day for local hike and to enjoy the views.
A free day to marvel the surrounding beautiful views of landscapes and peaks, where you can take a morning hike to Tsego Ri or Kyanjin hill at the height of (4,700 m) high Ghengu Liru (Langtang II (6,571 m/21,560 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425 m/23,765 ft) Kimshun (6,745 m/22,137 ft) and Shalbachum(6,918 m/22,699 ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh a ridge of peaks includes Naya-Kanga (5,846 m) or Ganjala peak with Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. As it extends towards Jugal Himal, ending at Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m/22,929 ft) within east direction leads to upper meadows at the very end of Langtang valley forming a massive mountain wall and a frontier with Tibet.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel (2, 470 m), 6 hrs.
After a marvelous and enjoyable time at Kyanjin within wonderful Langtang valley, our adventure completes with return trek towards Syabrubesi having one more overnight stop back at Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Trek back to Syabrubesi, 6 hrs.
Today the end of our trekking and lovely walks around Langtang valley, as the morning walk leads into deep forested areas reaching a riverside, and then into open hills with farmlands filled with terraced farming, as the route descends back to river on crossing a bridge reaching back at Syabrubesi for last overnight halt around magnificent Langtang valley.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
Early morning transfer to a bus or other smaller vehicle for the scenic and exciting drive to Kathmandu as the morning ride leads above at Dhunche, and then downhill towards Ramche and Mani-Bhanjyang villages and towns towards Trisuli Bazaar. After an interesting 5-6 hours journey reaching hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city life.
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu with optional sightseeing tour.
We have reserved as free day on this day you can book for a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu as the valley, filled with most of the World Heritage Sites around Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur cities.
Day 12: Transfer to International airport for flight homeward bound.
Last day in Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time our staff will transfer you to the airport for your flight homeward bound or to a respective destination with a wonderful experience on Langtang Valley Trekking.
What's included !
- Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (4 nights)
- All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
- Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek
- Licensed English speaking guide.
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Down Jacket and Sleeping bag (Should be returned after completing trip)
- Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
- Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses.
What's not included !
- Air travel to/from Nepal,
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,
- Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,
- Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
- Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
- Travel Insurance
- Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.
What is trekking ?
Trekking is an adventure activity in which people walk through villages and climb few hills. The path is usually steep hill and we will likely encounter snows at higher altitude.
Is trekking good for me ?
In my opinion, trekking is good for everyone who is physically fit, healthy and loves adventure and outdoor activities.
Do I need a guide? By the way, I have already trekked or hiked before ?
You will be trekking countryside, high elevation, wild and remote areas of the Himalaya. Guide does not only show you trekking paths, he also helps you to be safe and entertain you during the trekking. And this will make your trip joyful. Although you have experience of trekking or hiking, our guide will certainly enhance your good experience since most of them have more than 10 years experience in the Himalaya.
How difficult is trekking and climbing ?
Difficulty of trekking depends on specific trek. We define difficulty of trekking through trip grade. Basically, there are 3 types of trekking - Easy trekking, moderate trekking and hard trekking. But climbing is of course harder and challenging but It also can be categorized from less challenging to hard challenging.
Is travel insurance necessary ?
Indeed, travel insurance is mandatory. It must cover Helicopter rescue and medical insurance, in case of some emergency. We would like to suggest you World Nomads because it covers medical evacuation and heli rescue up to 6000 m.
What types of permit are required for trekking ?
It depends on specific trekking routes. Some areas like Upper Mustang, Manaslu Circuit, Upper Dolpo etc require special permit, whereas other require only conservation area/national park permit. All trekking routes require TIMS. But don't worry ! We will manage all permits for you.
How long do we walk each day during the trekking ?
During the entire trek, we usually walk 4 to 6 hours each day. It will be between 5 to 15 kilometers each day.
What type of accommodation is provided during the trekking ?
Standard twin shared accommodation is provided in hotel in Kathmandu. In higher elevation, there is not luxurious hotel. So tea house and lodge accommodation is provided in the higher elevation.
Will I have to carry my own luggage ?
Of course not. We provide a porter who will carry you stuffs. But remember, a porter is provided for 2 trekkers, and each porter can carry only up to 20 kg.
Were the trekking routes damaged by earthquake 2015 ?
Some of the trekking routes were damaged but most of them were not. Among them, Langtang valley was badly damaged, but now it is reconstructing and safe now. Earthquake 2015 caused avalanche in Everest and killed several mountaineers and also destroyed some tea houses. But rest of the places of Everest are relatively unaffected. Western Nepal was not affected by earthquake at all.
What are the best places to go trekking in Nepal ?
There are several possibilities which are almost endless. Everest Base Camp, Everest Three Passes Annapurna Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Langtang Valley, Manaslu Circuit and Upper Mustang are the most popular routes. But there are numerals trekking places all round the country.
Should I tip guide and porter ? How much should I tip ?
It is not mandatory tipping to guide and porter. But they appreciate your small gratuity after your trek ends. By the way, tipping is a great way to show your appreciation for team and devoted attention of guide and porter to your successful trip. But you are free to give tip to guide and porter how much you would want.