Langtang valley trek, known as “the valley of glaciers”, is one of the popular closest trekking regions from Kathmandu. Langtang valley trekking is a narrow valley which lies between the main Himalayan range to the north, bordering Tibet and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. A visit to the Langtang region offers an opportunity to explore typical villages, bag small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortable low elevation. Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle. Nepal Langtang valley hiking gives you the opportunity to get right in among the Himalayan peaks and to get off-the-beaten-track, walking through some fascinatingly remote and relatively unpopulated areas. The valley offers with the varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy down and meadows strewn with daises and wild animals make the trek one of the most diverse treks.
The journey of Langtang valley trekking trail with the drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi. In the upper part of the Langtang valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants. Mighty Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and the trekking peak of Naya Kangri (5846m) lie in the south; and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protects the east of the valley. The area was designated Nepal’s first Himalayan national park in 1971. The 1,710 SQ km Langtang National Park hosts a variety of natural splendors, from lush valleys alive with languor monkeys to the towering fir and rhododendron forests bursting with spring color. In this valley besides natural wonders you also visit local Tibetan village and see their lifestyle. The animal found in the forest are red pandas, Himalayan black bears and wild boar and for rare tree orchids and the colorful rhododendrons. Throughout the way Spectacular mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Mount, Gaurishanker, Mount Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak and Naya kanga seems to be marvelous.
Langtang trekking combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Goshaikunda and the beautiful Helambu Valley. Langtang valley trek Nepal passes through an ever-changing climate and offer trekkers an exceptional diversity of scenery and culture. Langtang valley expedition area is inhabited by Tamang whose religious practices, language and unique dress are worth enjoying. According to a legend, a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently “Dhang” means to follow). A variety of sights including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory, and yaks make this trek an exciting one. There are good opportunities for moderate climbing excursions here so allow some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system in beautiful Langtang valley. On the way view spectacular scenery with breathtaking landscapes…this trek is something to remember for some time to come!!!!
Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 3: Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m) about 7-8 hours drive
Day 4: Syabru Bensi trek to Lama Hotel (2450m): walking distance 6-7 hours
Day 5: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m): walking distance 4-5 hours
Day 6: Langtang Village trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m): walking distance 2-3 hours
Day 7: Acclimatization / Exploration day in Kyanjin (3870m)
Day 8: Trekking back to Lama Hotel (2450m): walking distance 6 hours
Day 9: Lama Hotel trek to Syabru Bensi (1550m): walking distance 4-5 hours
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu: 7-8 hours drive
Day 11: Farewell Departure
Day 1:Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.
Day 2:A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.
Day 3:Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m) about 7-8 hours drive
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8hr. You will witness nice scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. We take our Lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar before continuing further toDhunche. We descend down to Syabrubesi for the overnight stay.
Day 4:Syabru Bensi trek to Lama Hotel (2450m): walking distance 6-7 hours, 1070m ascent – 10.9 km
The first day excitement trail crosses through the Bhote koshi River flowing down from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola. After a visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche, follow the stone-paved main street out of town over Langtang Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail gradually ascend up to Bamboo passing by landslide. The trail goes through the sub tropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir and blue pine. We pass through the forests of oak and rhododendron. The variety wildlife; yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears etc. are inhabitance of the forest. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m). And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 5:Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 980m ascent – 14.8 km
The day start with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The tantalizing glimpse of snow capped peaks start appearing along with fleeting view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m).The trail ascends gradually as the valley opens up into classical U-shaped glacial. Follow the trail across the helipad and yak pastures, climb briefly through rhododendrons and scattered Tamang villages. The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat- roofed Tibetan style house and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village is worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you.
Day 6:Langtang Village trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m): walking distance 2-3 hours, 460m ascent – 6.8 km
The trail winds through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. It then climbs gradually past an impressive mani wall, crossing a stream to the small village of Mundu (3442m). After crossing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Government operated Cheese factory. We have chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk, it is remarkable of this place. After having lunch, we can explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m).
Day 7:Acclimatization / Exploration day in Kyanjin (3870m)
Today is the rest and exploration day of the trekking .We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is highest point of this trek. Hike easy for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have options to do a side trip to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surroundings areas of North having many smaller uninhabited valleys. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin.
Day 8:Trekking back to Lama Hotel (2450m): walking distance 6 hours, 1430m descent – 21.6 km
Have your breakfast with observing surrounding genetic snowy capped mountains breathtaking view. We will follow the same trail back following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After having a lunch stop continue steep descend to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up.
Day 9: Lama Hotel trek to Syabru Bensi (1550m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 1070mdescent- 10.9 km
Today after breakfast we hike back to Syabru Bensi. The trail is mostly downhill through the lush green vegetation with enjoying fascinating view of Mountains and green hills. We can walk along the rising and falling path leading to the village which provides us the opportunity to get a closer look at customs and culture of Tamang ethnic group. Reach to Syabru for the over night stay.
Day 10:Drive back to Kathmandu: 7-8 hours drive
We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the Trishuli river side. It takes about 7 to 8 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu. In evening, join a farewell dinner in Nepali typical Restaurant with the memories of your trekking adventure. Have some time for a leisurely stroll over the streets.
Day 11:Farewell Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.
What’s included in the Cost:
- Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
- Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
- Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
- Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
- Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Langtang National park Trekking Permit.
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Langtang Trekking .
- Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Adam Travel Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Kathmandu to Trek start point transfer by Local bus ( private land cruiser are also available by adding separate cost)
- Trek finish point to Kathmandu transport by Bus/Private vehicle depending on trek ending point.
- Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
- Adam Travel Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
- Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
Extra Cost to Consider:
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
- Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
- International Airfare, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
- Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
- Personal trekking gears
- Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.