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Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal. This trekking route is less visited as compared to Everest Trek and Annapurna Trek. Being less visited has helped to preserve its pristine beauty. And let the visitor to explore the authentic tamang culture, influenced with Tibetan traditon. The Langtang valley trek is famous for off the beaten trail. This trek takes you to the foothill of Kyanjin Gomba, the final settlement in the Langtang Valley. The Langtang Lirung, the highest mountain in the area dominates the Langtang valley. The day hike from Kyanjin Gumba offers you the close up view of the surrounding mountains. You can see the glaciers of Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Kimshung (6781m) and Langshisha Ri (6370m).
The trekkers can see the glimpse of mountain from the first day of the trek. The trail further leads to the forest of rhododendron, oaks, bamboo and into nature. During spring, the forest full of various colour patches of Rhododendron. The wild animals like monkeys, deer, falcon, lizards etc dwell in the region. This region is the sanctuary place for Red Panda, an endangered species in the world.
If you are thinking of camping, Langtang valley is the best place to trek. The mountaineers also can summit the Yala Peak and Naya Kanga.
Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu
3 Hours Before Flight Time
While entering the border of Nepal, you see the Terai Plain and everlasting green hills. The Himalayas at the horizon smile over your arrival in Nepal. After customs clearance, proceed toward the arrival terminal (gate). Our company’s representative receives you and transfers to the hotel as assigned.
The exploration of Kathmandu valley starts after taking breakfast. You will visit some of the ancient UNESCO heritage which is an important destination. Our tour guide will take you to Pashupatinath Temple and its surroundings to explore. This temple is the holiest destination on Earth for Hindu. The temple’s architecture is a masterpiece to behold. After this, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa which is the largest stupa in Nepal. After exploration, visit Swoyambhunath Stupa, the monkey temple of Nepal. These two stupas are the pious destination for Buddhists. The vibes you get from these places are unworldly and divine. As time goes by, you will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, one of the oldest squares in the valley. From here, we can walk up to the Thamel market if we have some shopping left to do for trekking.
Having breakfast, you drive to Syabrubesi. You head toward the north of Kathmandu through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas. Your journey up to Trishuli Bazaar will be smooth one but the road gets bumpy and narrow onwards. You pass through steep hills and gorging rivers following the winding and narrow bends. You experience the remoteness and rural beauty on the way. You might be able to get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal.
You take rest as you reach Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi is a beautiful village lies on the bank of Trishuli River. It is the gathering spot for trekkers going for Langtang Trek. You can stroll around the market and get ready for tomorrow’s first-day trek.
After breakfast, you traverse the main road of Syabrubesi and reach the Permit Checkpoint. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River, your Langtang journey starts. The trail ascends toward Bamboo then to Rimche following the Langtang River. You pass through Rhododendron and Oak forest. There is a high chance of seeing wild animals like yellow-throated martin, wild boar, Langur monkey, red panda, and Himalayan black bear. Enroute you pass through various mountain villages and find tea shops (bhattis). The first-day trek concludes as you reach Lama Hotel.
The trail continues to ascend above the Langtang Khola; till you reach, a green meadow called Ghoda Tabela (Horse stable). You begin to see the most exotic view of Langtang Lirung (7,234m), the highest mountain in the Langtang Region. The uphill climb further continues and the valley opens up to U shaped wide valley. This valley is Langtang valley. You pass through various scattered Tamang villages and reach Langtang Village. Langtang village is the oldest village and tourist hub in Lantang Region. The headquarters of Langtang National Park also lies in Langtang village.
The trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gumba is a short trek. The trekking trail passes through small settlements and Yak pastureland. There are chortens, mani walls and prayer wheels inscribed with sacred mantras. People believe those mantras are being carried by the wind, spreading the message of peace all over the world. After passing through several streams, you reach Kyanjin Gumba (Buddhist shrine). Kyanjin Gumba is the most prominent landmark in the Langtang region. This gumba is amidst the high Himalayas and the view of the mountain is great. Spend your time exploring Kyanjin Gumba.
Today is the day of exploration and acclimatizing the body. You will visit the Kyanjin Gumba and the surrounding area. You trek to the Kyanjin Ri (4,350m) for the best panoramic close-up view of the Langtang series. The trail to the Kyanjin Ri is just behind the village. From the top, we can see the glaciers of Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Kimshung (6781m), and Langshisha Ri (6370m). This short trek to Kyanjin Ri helps you to acclimatize your body at higher altitudes.
There is an optional trek that is tougher than climbing the Kyanjin Ri. We can trek to Tserko Ri (4,984m) and spending the whole day exploring the areas. It takes about 7-8 hours to trek and explores the Tserko Ri.
You trek to Lama Hotel retracing the same steps. Most of the trekking trail is downward. The route passes through forest areas and beautiful Tamang settlements. You can see the mountains while descending to Lama Hotel.
You trek down to Syabrubesi retracing the same route. Enroute we can see the beautiful scene of panoramic mountains and green hills. You conclude your trekking days after reaching Syabrubesi.
Drive to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi retracing the same route. Enjoy your journey.
Enjoy your final day at Kathmandu. Free till final departure. Transfer to airport 3 hours before the flight time.Enjoy your final day at Kathmandu. Free till final departure. Transfer to the airport 3 hours prior to the flight scheduled.
In this travel package, we arrange transport facilities for Arrival & Departure depending upon the group size. For sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, we arrange a good vehicle. The Drop facility to Syabrubesi and Pickup facility from Syabrubesi is within this package. The vehicle will be nice and clean for transfer. During trek transfer, we provide 4WD transport as the ride is rough & bumpy.
In the case of extra transportation arrangements (leaving the trek earlier from the group or other destinations not mentioned), you are responsible for an extra cost.
The accommodation at Kathmandu is in the 3-star hotel on a BB basis. During the trek, each night you stay on tea house/guesthouse run by local communities. Most of the tea houses are basic yet comfortable. The room is on a sharing basis with two beds. You will have a common hall for your meal & relaxing. In some places, the washroom (toilet) during the trek is the Squat toilet and used as sharing one.
We are not responsible for extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or other destinations. You might have to take extra night accommodation due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the trek, or due to any other reasons than the scheduled itinerary. You have to bear the cost of crew members as well as yours for meal & accommodation if you have to take an extra day in the trek.
The Langtang Valley Trek is within a Langtang National Park of Nepal. The permits required during this Langtang Valley Trek are;
1. Langtang National Park Entry Permit
2. TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Card
At Kathmandu, Breakfast is from the hotel side while the guest has to arrange Lunch and Dinner on their own. At the same time, it is the best chance to explore Nepali style food in Nepali Restaurants. On request, the Lunch & Dinner is served. Farewell dinner will be served on behalf of Lets Trip Nepal Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
The meal during the Langtang Valley Trek will be a simple and authentic Nepalese style. The breakfast and the dinner will be served at the tea house where you are staying overnight, and the lunch will be served on the way. The meals provided are fresh, organic and locally grown vegetables. We don’t recommend having non-veg items (meats & dairy) during the trek, as they are not hygienic & healthy. Consumption of alcoholic drinks, caffeinated items & hot chocolate are bad during high altitude trek. All the Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner will be in the package during the trek.
The Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate yet challenging trek. You will be walking on the mountain trail at a high elevation. You need to take extra care of your body and get well acclimatized during the trek. Stay safe from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). You need to have good cardiovascular and body fitness. Having a previous high altitude walk is beneficial for this trek. You descend and ascend continuously at high elevation. The trek will be easier and successful if you could walk 7-8 hours per day during the trek. Regardless of age or fitness, it is recommended that some preparation is needed before you arrive. Walk daily 6-7 hours at your hometown before you take this experience.
The best time to visit Langtang Valley Trek will be in Autumn (September–November) and Spring (March-May). This is the best time to explore the unexplored terrain and the climatic condition is favorable. The weather will be warm, clean and sunny with an incredible view of mountains and hills on the horizon. The winter season (December–February) is cold for trekking. The summer/monsoon season (June–August) will also not be favorable as the trail is slippery. You have to take great risks to complete the journey because of rainfall.
Tipping is solely a traveller’s choice, be more or less entirely their perception. The wages provided to Guide(s) & Porter(s) for the trek are basic wage which will be used for meals & accommodation. Normally, tips are offered at the end of the trek or end of the whole trip. The amount to give is decided by the group depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget, and appreciation of their work. In Nepalese culture, tipping is the way to express your happiness about the trip and our service quality. Our company crews; Guide(s), Porter(s) & driver(s) are always there for you to take care and make your trip success – the trip of a lifetime experience.
The weight limit for your luggage is 9 kg per trekker. Porters will be assigned to carry your luggage for your trek. One porter will carry the bags of two guests. The combined luggage should not exceed more than 18 kg. We are travelling to higher altitudes and should think about porters as well. So, we never overload our porters. You should carry your own knapsack or backpack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. Only carry what are essentials, you have to leave any excess baggage either at your hotel or at the Lets Trip Nepal Adventure store for free and it’ll be completely safe.
Your trekking trail goes to the remote destinations of Nepal. Most of the places don’t have a good health center or even medicine at a time. So, you have to carry the necessary medicine and think about travel safety. Our, guide(s) and porter(s) will not be responsible for bad health hazards due to the use of any medicine. They are only responsible to make your treks successful and give guidance during the trip.
We try our 100% effort to make your trip smooth and unforgettable. We guaranteed you to give 100% service to your payment. However, due to some unavoidable circumstances; like a landslide, flood, snowfall, political unrest, flight cancellation, sickness or accident, etc., the overall itinerary might get affected. We will not be responsible for such changes. The guests will have to bear any extra costing of self as well as the guide & the porters.
We have got a wide range of packages for our valued guests. The package starts from Kathmandu and ends up to various well-known destinations of Nepal as well as restricted areas too. If you are looking for any extreme and customized trek you can mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are at your service 24/7.
Please consider the following list of clothing and equipment while packing for Langtang Valley Trek. These are the essential list of equipment prepared on focusing the comfort, and convenience and to make your trip enjoyable. We also understand that you may have your own personal preference for clothing which may be equally as suitable. We never recommend to our clients to bring equipments which are unnecessary for the trek. The porter will help to carry luggage. The luggage has a weight limit and not allows over 18 kg in the trek. These equipments are also available in Kathmandu for buying or hiring.