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Langtang Valley Trek

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Duration - 11 Days
Availability : January - December
Starting: Kathmandu
Ending: Kathmandu
Min Age : 6 years
Max People : 22
Overview

Langtang Valley Trek is ideal for people looking to trek in a peaceful trail. Langtang region is dominated by Tibetan-influenced Tamang people, this trail gives chances to experience Tibetan influenced culture and practices of Tamang people. This beautiful route offers a variety of superb views of Himalayan peaks with dense alpine forests, numerous birds, thundering rivers and isolated villages.
Langtang Valley Trek is a short trekking route in which one can expect to spend about a week in the Himalayas. Langtang trek is also known among families looking to stay out of hustle and bustle of popular trails of Annapurna and Everest region. This region is the closest popular trekking situated on the north side of Kathmandu. An approximately 9 hours drive takes you to Syabrubensi; the starting point of the Langtang valley trek offers great mountain views of the Tibetan border. Langtang valley trek gives some of the beautiful scenes of Himalayan peaks, forests of bamboo and rhododendron, towering waterfalls and thundering Langtang river.
Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trekking is splendid trekking route requires basic to medium fitness level. Tea-houses are simpler comparing to Annapurna and Everest region. Late March to Mid April will give splendid views of rhododendron forest in blossom and beautiful views of crystal clear snowy Himalayan range. The trek is one of the less congested routes. A good day will give stunning views of the rising golden sun that gives amazing reflection to the snow-capped Himalayan towers, tinting them first in pale pink, then in red and at last, in glowing white.

Price Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle including before and after the trek
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu valley for 2 nights with complimentary breakfast
  • Kathmandu - Syabrubensi - Kathmandu transportation on a public vehicle (private transport available with additional costs)
  • Meals on full board [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner] during the trek
  • Accommodation on beautiful cozy tea houses as per the itinerary
  • Langtang National Park (LNP) Entry permit
  • Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card
  • Experienced English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Strong experienced Sherpa helpers [porters] with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Comprehensive first aid medical kit carried by the guide / American medical association approved Oximeter
  • Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes, company service charges
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant [optional]

Price Excludes

  • International airfare, Nepal visa fees ( two passport photographs ), travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
  • Personal nature expenses ( bars and beverage bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc. )
  • Costs arising from natural calamities, mishaps or anything beyond our control ( Costs are not refundable and transferable in any mean if you leave the trek voluntarily and want to return from the trek earlier than scheduled)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ( also in the case of early returns and late departures than scheduled itinerary )
  • Services not mentioned in 'Services Includes' section ( Please ask us if you are confused about any services )
What to Expect

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the very beautiful yet very simple treks. This is a tea house based trekking route hence, we will be eating and sleeping in the lodges throughout the trek (Day 2 to Day 9). The conditions of the lodges are comparatively lower than in other popular trekking routes of Annapurna and Everest so it will be basic standard meals and accommodation.
This is a total 11 days program, 2 days for international arrival and departure, 2 days for Kathmandu to the trek starting point and trek ending point to Kathmandu transportation and 7 days walking in the Himalayas. It’s a beautiful, easy to moderate level trekking route. Please expect to walk about 5-6 hours each day. The trail is mostly gentle ascending / descending.

  • A beautiful, short and easy-level trekking route in Langtang region
  • Great alternative route to stay out from crowded routes of Annapurna and Everest region
  • 6 night 7 days fully guided trek through the Himalayas
  • Valleys, villages in the cliffs, rich culture, thundering rivers and towering Himalayas
  • Amazing views of Himalayas, Tserko Ri view point, thrilling drive to trek starting point
  • Tibetan influenced cultures and traditions of Tamang people
Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel (1310M / 30 minutes)

Welcome to the city of temples and the country of Himalayas. Our airport representative will be waiting for your arrival with a name card written your name. We will transfer you to the hotel. We will introduce you with the tour leader and have a short meeting about the tour. (No meals)

Day 02Drive to Syabrubensi (1450M / 8 - 9 Hours Drive)

Our first day starts with a long and tiring drive to Syabrubensi. The road takes us via North-Western region of Kathmandu valley following beautiful scenery and villages along the route. The road, especially after Kalikasthan, looks thrilling as landslides are continuously found during monsoon season. The road passes through beautiful forests of high Hilly regions with some occasional sights of blossoming rhododendron flowers and beautiful crystal waterfalls falling from the top of the hills. Once we cross the multiple landslide area, we will reach Dhunche and the road starts gradually descending towards Syabrubensi; a small town with few lodges made for travelers visiting this region. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 03Trek to Lama Hotel (2480M / 5 - 6 Hours)

We will cross the river and start ascending towards the Lama Hotel via small-small settlements of local people. We will pass via different villages such as Pahiro and Bamboo. Throughout the trail, we will be accompanied by the thundering Langtang river. IThere is a steep climbing between Bamboo and Rimche. It’s a beautiful day inside the forest most of the time and occasional sights of monkeys and red pandas on a lucky day. Lama hotel is situated on the bank of Langtang river and there are 4-5 lodges for trekkers service.

Day 04Trek to Langtang village (3540M / 6 - 7 Hours)

We will enter inside dense green forests giving us fresh air. The thundering Langtang river will be on our right and the enchanting birds on the left side. We will reach Gumma Chok AKA Riverside before we reach Ghora Tabela (2,950M) for lunch. A good view of Himalayas is seen from Ghora Tabela. Proceeding further, we will let our national park entry permits checked by Army officials then continuing the trek further takes us to Thangsyap and Chamki village before we reach Langtang Village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 05Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3900M / 4 - 5 Hours)

Today’s trail is mostly flat alike gentle ascending surrounded by several Himalayan peaks in a 360-degree panorama. We will be passing by typical villages like Mondoo and Singdum on our way to Kyanjin Gompa. The yaks grazing on the grassland will company us today. There are many religious stone mani walls with Buddhist prayers written on them. We are supposed to walk clockwise while passing along the religious spots. Once the cross the glacier area, we will see Kyanjin village surrounded by the Himalayan peaks. There is a famous cheese factory to try some locally made cheese. We can also make a visit to Glacier if interested. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 06Hike to Tserko Ri (4,985M) and return back to Kyanjin Gompa (3900M / 6 - 7 Hours)

The most beautiful day of our hike is here. We will take breakfast in the hotel and start our hike to Tserko Ri with packed lunch. It’s long day ascending but make it worth once we reach the top of the viewpoint. The summit offers close Himalayan views of several Himalayan peaks in a 360-degree panorama. We will then return back to Kyanjin Gompa in the afternoon and take some rest before we start descending on the following day. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 07Trek back to Lama Hotel (2480M / 6 - 7 Hours)

We will be returning via the same route used to ascend a couple of days ago. It’s going to be an easy day. We will be surrounded by the Himalayan peaks most of the time. Lama Hotel is situated alongside the Langtang River, the night becomes louder as we hear the thundering sound of Langtang river. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 08Trek to Thulo Syabru Village (2,200M / 6 - 7 Hours)

We will trek to Bamboo village and slightly further the trail to Thulo Syabru village separates. We will follow the uphill trail through the dense forests of oaks and rhododendrons. Thulo Syabru village is one of the biggest villages of this region, close to district headquarters; Dhunche. Some comparatively nice lodges are built, the internet and telephone are available, etc. There are some nice views of Ganesh Himal and Tibetan peaks from here. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 09Trek to Dhunche (1,950M / 4 - 5 Hours)

Once our breakfast is served, we will start heading to Dhunche to conclude our trekking. This is a leisurely day, we will be walking mostly flat trail inside the dense forest with potential sights of wild animals. We will first reach a small village called Thulo Bharku (1,860M). The trail from here is gentle uphill following dusts blown by vehicles. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10Drive back to Kathmandu (7 - 8 Hours)

We will take a morning bus heading to Kathmandu. We will be following the same road used on the first day. It’s approximately 7 – 8 hours drive to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the hotel in Kathmandu, we will get fresh and get ready for the farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Complimentary Farewell Dinner)

Day 11Drive to airport, departure from Kathmandu (30 minutes)

We will drive you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your flight time. The airport is small and has only 1 terminal. It’s time to say goodbye until we meet again! (Breakfast)

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Our prices are different based on a number of people traveling together. The per pax price varies based on the total number of people traveling together in the same group. For example, the price for 1 person and the total price for 2 people is different. So, the price you see at the time of making the reservation is the final. We do not charge an additional amount for the single traveler.

Which currency is accepted on this tour?

We accept all major currencies such as USD, EUR, CAD, AUD, SGD, MYR, GBP, THB, CHF, JPY, HKD, etc. Credit card payments are accepted only in USD. We also accept bank transfers, direct remittance services (Western Union, Moneygram), etc.

What is the best time and season?

February – May, and September – December are considered the best months for trekking in Nepal. This trekking is doable throughout the year however some months are better than others. June – August is monsoon season so there might be some rain showers in these months. It will be quite cold during December, January, and February.

What is the cancellation policy?

The trek has free cancellation 30 days before departure. Any cancellations received within 30 days of departure will incur 15% cancellation fees.

How are the meals and accommodation like?

We will be eating and sleeping in the lodges for the whole trek (Day 2 to Day 9). Generally, rice, noodles, pasta, vegetables, curry, potatoes, eggs, sandwich, burgers, etc. are available.
The lodges will have twin sharing rooms. In most cases, we will provide you a private room however in rare cases you may need to share the rooms with other travelers (especially if you are traveling alone).
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at 3-star category hotel with complimentary breakfast.

Do I need to be physically fit?

Very good question. This trek is designed for people with all fitness level. If you can walk 5-6 hours leisurely every day then there is no problem to join on this trek. It’s done by kids and people over 70 years as well. If you are not sure whether you are fit or not then please consult with our travel experts.

Can we do this trek with kids?

The trek is doable by families and people with small kids. We take bookings for people over 6 years old. Please consult with us if you have any confusions.

Are the guides experienced? Are they licensed?

We have very experienced guides at the company. We have guides experienced for at least 7 years to 22 years. All our guides are Ministry of Tourism trained and licensed by Nepal Government.

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Meals and Accommodation:

This is completely tea house based trek hence we will be sleeping and eating in the lodges. In Kathmandu, we provide 3 start category hotel accommodation with breakfast and it will be standard lodges while on the trek. The lodges on the trek will be mostly shared bathroom / shared toilet while in 1/2 places we may provide you rooms with private toilet.

The meals on the trek will be mostly locally prepared using local ingredients most of the time. Kathmandu offers a wide selection of meals in basic to high standard luxury lounges. On the trek, the number of meal items will be limited to a small number.

Best season

This is an easy-level trekking route. This trekking can be done throughout the year however February to May and September to December are better months comparing to other months i.e. June, July, August, January, etc. During best months the sky is generally crystal clear, the views are breathtaking and the weather is lovely as well. March to April is the months of blossoming season of rhododendron and many other flowers which looks very beautiful lush of green forests. From October to December you will see more green forests in the area. As this is the ultimate adventure of your life we recommend you to plan the trek properly and during best months though Himalayan Leisure, Inc. will be able to arrange your trip throughout the year.

Gear List

Head: Sun hat or scarf – Light balaclava or warm fleece hat – Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body: Under Garments – Hiking shorts – Lightweight cotton long pants – Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms – Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) – Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks – Thick, warm wool hiking socks – Hiking boots with spare laces – Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body: T-shirts – Light and expedition weight thermal tops – Fleece jacket or pullover – Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) – Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket – Down vest and/or jacket*

Hands: Lightweight gloves – Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories: Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade * – Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries – Trekking Bags/Duffel bag * – Basic First Aid Kit – Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag – Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) – Trekking Poles – Water bottle (2) or camel bag – Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) – Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries: 1 medium sized quick drying towel – Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable) – Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable) – Deodorants – Nail clippers – Face and body moisturizer – Personal / Feminine hygiene products – Small mirror

Extras/Luxuries: Binoculars – Reading book – Trail Map/Guide book – Journal & Pen – Walkman – Pencils and small notebooks – Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble – Swimming customs (Kathmandu and Trek)

3 Reviews
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Celia Jia Min Woo

Solo Traveller

Excellent

March 13, 2019

John Christopher North

Solo Traveller

A beautiful valley hike through forest at lower levels then up above the treeline with views of Langtang peaks and Nyakanga. Most people do this trek in 5 days but being older (l66 & 71) we organized it to do in 8 days which worked well. It provided for a nice pace and a chance to really experience the Tamang culture.

October 12, 2018

Maddy McPartlin

Couple Traveller

The trek route was beautiful but unfortunately we visited in wrong time and there were no views at all. We had a cool weather and lovely atmosphere but the views were not available. The rest was well. We can recommend Himalayan Leisure to other people.

August 27, 2017
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