•   Duration: 11 Days
  •  Activities: Trekking, Adventure, Culture & Religion
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •   Destination: Langtang
  •  Group size: 2-Above
  •  Best Seasons: Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  •   Trip Mode: Star Hotels & Tea houses

Trip Overview

Langtang valley trekking is one of the foremost popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Langtang valley lies closer to Kathmandu than other trekking regions and is lesser employed by both trekkers and locals. As a result, situated near the Tibetan border within the north of Kathmandu this trek is relatively short.

However, the trek comprises numerous beautiful landscapes, meadows and old monasteries. Sherpa & Tamangs people are the main residents of this area. Although the Sherpa of Langtang is of Tibetan origin they are quite distinct from the sherpas of Solukhumbu both in language and customs.

Even more, the Langtang area contains a board variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Almost 25% of the area is forested. The diverse range of trees such as the deciduous Oak and Maple, evergreens like Pine, and various types of Rhododendron are found here.

Langtang Valley Trek Highlights

  1. Scenic off-road drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  2. The homeland of various wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, bear, langur, etc
  3. Visit Langtang village and Kyangiin Monastery
  4. Panoramic view of the mountain from KyangjinRi
  5. Amazing Lirung and Kimshung glaciers
  6. Old and significant Buddhist monasteries, stupas and monuments
  7. Visiting the cheese factory and hike to TserkoRi Thick and green forests and meadows
  8. The majestic viewpoint of LangtangLirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), DorjeLakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and YansaTsenji (6,575m)

Best Time to Travel

February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December are the best seasons for Langtang trek in order to explore a clear view of Himalayas. While in the context of December & February, the temperature is too cold but the visibility is still good. Some trekkers choose this time because there are very only a few tourists on the trails.

FAQ’s

Is Langtang Valley Trekking difficult?

Langtang Valley Trekking is one of the easiest trekking and anyone has possibilities making it a success. The hiking will be from 3-6 hours on a daily basis depending on the destination. However, we’ll take regular breaks where we admire the mountain views. The trek routes involve long climbs, steep descents and a steep forward trail within the rocky paths and therefore the forests moreover.

However, it’s not recommended for people who suffer from sensitive medical conditions like heart or lung disease.

How you’ll start your journey towards Langtang valley trekking?

The journey begins from eight hours driving from Kathmandu to Syaprubesi. Finally, we’ll start to trek from the lovely hill town of Syabrubensi which winds through beautiful rhododendron and conifer forests through the Langtang National Park. The route leads up to the high alpine yak pastures, glaciers, and moraines around Kyangin.

So, reaching Langtang valley, we will find the waved prayer flags, painted in bright colors and so the walls of Mani painted with different signs and symbols.

What are the documents required for Langtang Valley Trekking?

You will need the following documents for issuing the trekking permit to trek in Langtang region:

  1. A copy of passport
  2. Passport size photos with light background
  3. Copy of travel insurance (in case of emergency to cover helicopter rescue and medical evacuation)

What are the Permits and Passes required for the Langtang Valley Trekking?

You will need the following permits for trekking in the Langtang region:

  1. Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card
  2. Langtang National Park Permit
  3. Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park Permit

How much do I need to walk per day during my trek to Langtang trek?

You have to walk around 5-7 hours approx. every day.

Outline Itinerary

    1st Day: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

    2nd Day: Half Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Preparation for the trek

    3rd Day: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 Km/ 7-8 hrs.

    4th Day: First Day of the trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6-7 hrs.

    5th Day: Trek to Lang tang Village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs.

    6th Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 2-3 hrs.

    7th Day: Visit Tserko Ri and Trek Back to Kyanjin Gompa: 7-8 hrs.

    8th Day: Trek back to Lama Hotel: 5-6 hrs.

    9th Day: Trek back to Syabrubesi: 5-6 hrs.

    10th Day: Repel to Kathmandu: 7-8 hrs.

    11th Day: Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day
1

Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft.

Our company representative will be there at Tribhuvan International Airport to welcome you. Meet and Greet at the airport, then transfer to hotel & check-in. Have a Welcome drink, after freshen up briefing about the trekking. Rest day free for own activities. Overnight in the hotel.

Day
2

Half Day Sightseeing around Kathmandu & Preparation for the trek

After breakfast, visit for sightseeing of famous Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Afternoon free for trek preparation, shopping & other various own activities. Overnight in the hotel.

Day
3

Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 Km/ 7-8 hrs.

Meet & Greet with guide & potter, briefing about the trek, then have breakfast. After breakfast, we drive to Sybrubesi. On the way, we enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. We’ll have a Lunch at the Kalikasthan, after we’ll continue further to Syabrubesi. Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge)

Day
4

First Day of the trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6-7 hrs.

Today is our first day of trekking. Follow the Lang-tang Khola River. Withstand the thick forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also surpass a tea house. The trail contains both ascending and descending which is not that challenging. Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge)

Day
5

Trek to Lang tang Village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs.

Today our trail continues along the forest. After making a gentle climb up through the valley, we leave the timberline behind us. Enjoy the remarkable views of Langtang Lirung. Surpass prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with carving on them. Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge)

Day
6

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 2-3 hrs.

This day we get out of the village and pass away through yak pastures. Also pass the long Mani wall in Nepal, made of stone with a mantra written on them. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains & Himalayas all around. Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge)

Day
7

Visit Tserko Ri and Trek Back to Kyanjin Gompa: 7-8 hrs

Early morning we visit the viewpoint of Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. After breakfast, and backpedal to Kanjin Gompa. It’s 7/ 8 hours walk up and down. TserkoRi is the highest point of the trek from where we get to see the various peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,586m), Lang-tang Himal, Yala peak, Yala peak, Dorje Lakpa, etc. Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge)

Day
8

Trek back to Lama Hotel: 5-6 hrs.

From today we’ll descend downhill through the forest following the river. Withstand the ethnic Tamang settlements we follow religious and cultural practices the same as the Tibetans. Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge)

Day
9

Trek back to Syabrubesi: 5-6 hrs.

Today after breakfast, we trek backpedal to Syabrubensi, about 5 hours walk. Enjoying the straightforward trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge)

Day
10

Repel to Kathmandu: 7-8 hrs.

This day after breakfast we fight off to Kathmandu. Spend the day leisurely or catch au courant some last-minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. And evening we’ll have a farewell dinner together Nepali restaurant.

Day
11

Departure

Have early morning Breakfast then check out from the hotel. Transfer to airport. Farewell

Date & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Status Price
15 March, 2020 30 March, 2020 USD 900 Available Book Now
5 April, 2020 20 April, 2020 USD 900 Available Book Now
5 May, 2020 20 May, 2020 USD 900 Available Book Now
15 Sep, 2020 30 Sep, 2020 USD 900 Available Book Now
5 Oct, 2020 20 Oct, 2020 USD 900 Available Book Now
1 Sep, 2020 15 Sep, 2020 USD 900 Available Book Now

Equipment List

Trekkers have to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items & kit are available for hire from us like Down Jacket, Sleeping Bags, Tents, etc. The following are the recommended equipment list:

Clothing

Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers, shirts, and T-shirts, shorts, union suit, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, swimsuit, tracksuit, couple pair of socks, etc.

Footwear

Lightweight trekking boots – these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.

Other equipment

Sunglasses, trekking bag, flashlight with spare batteries, chargers, universal power adaptor, bottle, sun cream, lip salve, lock, day pack, gaiters, etc.

Other items

Insect repellant, toilet articles, diary, toilet paper, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, memory cards, chargers, and private medical kit, etc.

Before You Go

PASSPORT AND VISA

All foreigners except Indians require a visa to enter Nepal. A visa for Nepal can be obtained on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.

Outside of Nepal, A visa can even be obtained at the closest Nepal Embassy or delegacy.

To renew a Visa you’ll be able to head to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

A valid passport and one passport size photo with a light-weight background.

COST

The current cost of the visa fee is the US $40 for 30 days which needs to be paid in cash on arrival on Tribhuvan International Airport. Citizens of China and therefore the SAARC countries will receive a free visa.

Cost Included

  • All airport transfer (pick up & drop on a private vehicle)
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing & BB basis
  • Half-day sightseeing in Kathmandu with a local English speaking certified tour guide
  • Transportation during the Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) including a cup of tea or coffee
  • Transportation Kathmandu / Syabrubesi / Kathmandu by bus
  • Accommodation on Tea House (Lodge)
  • An English speaking Certified Trekking Guide for the whole trek
  • One Porter per two guests (Max 20kg/Potter)
  • All Government local taxes
  • Langtang National park Fees
  • Shivapuri National Park Fees
  • (TIMS)Trekkers Information Management System
  • Guide and porter salary
  • Guide porter insurance during the trekking
  • Farewell Dinner

 

Cost not Include

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal clothing & gear
  • Upgrade to luxury hotels & extra services
  • Expenses of personal nature, phone calls, laundry, etc.
  • Gratuity to staff.
  • Alcoholic beverage & bar bills
  • Services of Porterage and other vehicles in between in case of landslides and other natural calamities beyond our control and expenses incurred during rescue services
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All which are not included in inclusion as above

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