• Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Overview

Langtang Valley, located in the North of Kathmandu, is well known for the magnificent views of the snowcapped white mountain giants including Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Mt. Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Mt. Langtang II (7,227m), Mt. Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Mt. Naya Kanga ri (5,846m), and Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). This region is also popular for rich Tamang culture, majestic waterfalls, flora, and fauna. Although this region was highly affected by the devastating earthquake of April 2015, this region has managed to get recovered with the help of financial aids provided from various sectors. The trekking route has also been reopened which has helped the local economy to come back into normal life again.

Highlights

  • Great short trek with magnificent views of mountain range.
  • Close experience of Tamang and Sherpa culture of Langtang region.
  • Contribution to the local economy helping rebuilding normal lifestyle after 2015 earthquake.
  • Climb Kyajin Ri (4773m) OR Tsergo Ri (5150m) for great mountain views.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu. You will be received by one of our office representatives at the TIA exit section and escort you to your hotel afterward.

Depending on your arrival time, you will have the chance to stroll around the places nearby your hotel on your own.

  Hotel

Day 02: Permits preparation and trip briefing day.

Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu while your specialist will take time to arrange permits for your trek. You will have time to explore around the Kathmandu valley on your own or enjoy the Cultural Day Tour with an experienced tour guide arranged by Trek Guiders.

In the evening, you will be met by your specialist in your hotel lobby. S/he will introduce you to your guide for the trek and brief you shortly about your trek, things to do/ not to do, and any optional activities you may enjoy during the trip. You can ask any queries or share feelings with your specialist during the briefing.

  Hotel

  Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1460m)

From Kathmandu, it’s approximately an 8 -hours scenic drive to Syabru Besi. After driving for 130 km, you will approach an untouched village on the bank of the Trishuli river. Enjoying the great views of the Himalayas, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region, stay overnight at Syabrubesi. 

  Tea House

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2748m)

After your first breakfast at Syabrubesi, you will start walking the main road, soon reaching Ghopcha Khola from where the real trek to Langtang begins. The trail starts opening up the spectacular views of well cultivated fields and dense forest with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo. You may get to see yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkeys, red panda, and Himalayan black bear en route. 

Passing by several small tea shops, the trail cuts across a stream and bridge. Continue ascending steeply along the trail until you come across a steel suspension bridge at 2000 meters. The route further crosses to the north bank of the Langtang Khola amid the spectacular vistas of cascading waterfalls and opens into the scrub oak forest. On reaching 2748 meters, you will arrive at Lama Hotel where the trek would get concluded for the day. 

  Tea House

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu (3550m)

On today's trail, you will continue ascending from Lama hotel through the forest enjoying the mountain landscape and waterfalls. An occasional glimpse of Langtang Lirung will drag your attention instantly making you search for your camera. The trail continues to climb up as the valley starts widening. You will pass through few temporary settlements used by the herders to graze their livestock in the high pasture land.

Continue your walk passing through a Buddhist Monastery to the Langtang Village which was totally wiped out during the devastating earthquake of 2015. It's a history now that there was a beautiful village with lots of local inhabitants running tea houses for the visitors in this area. Spare a thought for all those spirits who lost their lives here and think that your trip will help the survivors to lead their living in a normal way.

Walking further for half an hour, you will reach Mundu for overnight.

 

  Tea House

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3800m)

From Mundu, the trail to Kyangjin Gompa passes through water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, and by the largest Mani wall in Nepal made from the stone with prayers written on them. Kyangjin Gompa is a principal monastery of this region. You can spend your rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrines, amazing mountain views and possibly hike up to Langshisha Kharka to enjoy some great views in a different angle.

 

  Tea House

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa, Optional climb to Kyangjin Ri (4770m)

Today is an opportunity for you to have some rest and explore some great viewpoints in the Langtang region. After having breakfast, you can visit the monastery and the cheese factory if you did not get chance to step in the previous day.

It's suggested to hike to Kyangjin Ri, located behind the village, for 360 degree panoramic views of the Langtang peaks. Better to start off early morning for clear views as clouds might build up in the afternoon blocking the majestic views of the peaks.

  Tea House

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

After breakfast in Kyangjin, you will be retracing the same route which you walked up the valley. The descent will be faster than the ascent. Hence, you can expect to reach to Lama Hotel in a single day. Following the Langtang River to Mundu village and walking litter further, you can have lunch at Ghoda Tabela. After lunch, continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

 

  Tea House

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi

And today is another day retracing the back steps to Syabru Besi, enjoying the quiet forested hills. If you are feeling fit, take the spectacular route from Rimche via Sherpa Gaon to Syabru Besi; it will take much longer to reach the ultimate destination, but it’s a stunning detour. Always better to have some new experience and add some new pictures in your camera.

  Tea House

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu

After an early breakfast in Syabru Besi, you'll begin the 7-8 hours return trip to Kathmandu. Just like the way you came, you'll experience impressive snow-capped views as well as rivers, terraced hillsides, and rustic villages as you depart this mountainous region and get back to the bustling city.

Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel and will be able to enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at your leisure. 

  Hotel

  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Final departure.

You will be picked up from your hotel 3.5 hours prior to your international flight time by one of our office representatives to escort you to the TIA. Trip concludes !!

  Breakfast

Commencing this trip

The trek to the Langtang region starts with 8 hours (approx) drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The trek passes through the thick forest of Pine with rhododendron welcoming the travelers during springtime. Reaching the destination of Kyagin Gompa will offer a spectacular view of Mt Langtang Lirung and Ganchhenpo. Day hike to either Kyangin Ri or Tsergo Ri will provide even more magnificent views of the Himalayas. Returning down the same path, the trip will end on the 8th trek day.

 

Best time to do this trip

For the best weather and great walking condition, the best time to commence this trip would be on March, April, and May for Spring and October/ November for Autumn. It's not recommended to do this trip in Summer due to the risk of landslides on the way which will cause road blockage ruining the trip. And there will be huge piles of snow during winter making it difficult to walk and due to less traffic of the trekkers, the tea houses are also likely to be closed. Best to plan this trip on above recommended months to make the most out of it. 

What is included?

  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis.
  • 7 nights accommodation in standard tea houses during the trek on a full board twin sharing basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee).
  • Experienced English speaking trek guide and porter/s for the trek (1 porter assigned for 2 travelers).
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and return transfers in private vehicle.
  • 2 International Airport transfers in private vehicle.
  • All required trek permit fee and Langtang National Park permit fees.
  • Equipment allowances, salary, and insurance for the trek staffs.
  • Kit bags/duffle bags for the trek (size 55L).
  • A first aid kit with basic supplies.
  • All government taxes.

What is not included?

  • Single room supplement charges during Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Lunches and Dinners in Kathmandu.
  • Soft Drinks and Alcoholic beverages like Coke, Beer, etc. and cigarettes.
  • Any sort of guided/ unguided city tours and transfers for the same.
  • Entrance fees for monasteries and museum (if any).
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Hot shower and hot drinking water during the trek.
  • Your personal trekking gears and equipment like the sleeping bag, trekking poles, down jackets, etc.
  • Personal nature expenses related to the phone, wifi, gadget charging, laundry, gratitude/ Tips, snacks expenses, extra meals, tea, and coffees etc.
  • Your travel insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if any.
  • Any activities or services not mentioned in "Service included section"

Important points to be noted:

  • The trip price will vary depending on the size of the group.
  • Single Room Supplement charge will be USD 90.00 net added above given price for the traveler willing to use a single room for 3 nights stay in Kathmandu Hotel.
  • Single rooms will not be available in the tea houses during the trek due to the limited number of lodges on the trail. In the case of availability, traveler need to pay supplement charges (if any) directly to the lodge owner

*Open trek refers to the trek opened for all interested travelers from around the world to join.

11 days

Trip at a Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Moderate
  •    Destination: Langtang Region
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Tea houses
  •    Meals: City (B), Trek (B,L,D)
  •    Group size: 2 - 15
  •    Best Season: March - May/ October - November

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