Langtang Valley Trekking

Lantang trekking

THE LANGTANG TREK – (11 days)…A wonderful introduction to trekking in Nepal…amidst some of the most beautiful scenery found in Asia…ironically, just a few miles away from the bustling capital of Kathmandu

Trekking in the spectacular Langtang Valley Trekking is the closest you could get to the massive snow capped mountains from Kathmandu valley. The Langtang Valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu, close to the border of Tibet. The valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung [7246m], the highest peak in the area. This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country.

Langtang Trekking takes you through the forests of the Langtang valley to the alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin. After an ascent of Kyangjin Ri, from where the 360 degree mountain views are truly spectacular, we retrace our route back down the valley to Syabru Besi and then take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
This Langtang trek towards the base of Langtang Himal, north of Kathmandu valley, offers the shortest approach to snowy mountains from Kathmandu. The Langtang trek starts from Syabru Besi after a 6-7 hrs drive from Kathmandu. Following a trail upstream Bhote Kosi river through ethnic Tamang villages, lush green forests and the wide spread Kyangin valley surrounded by snowy peaks from all fours sides, takes you up to Kyangin at 3800 meter, where you get an opportunity to ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m.], from where the 360 degree mountain views are truly panoramic. After an ascent of Kyangjin Ri, we retrace our route back down the valley to Syabru Besi and then drive back to Kathmandu.

Due to gradual ascent along the river valley this Langtang trek is not considered strenuous, but yet, it remains challenging as it reaches an altitude of 3800 meter at Kyangjin and Kyangjin Ri at 4350 meter. The Langtang trek can be done any time of the year except during monsoons [July & August]

Trip Facts:

Trek Grade:                                         Moderate / Adventurous

Trekking & Camping:                         6 days out on the trail

Accommodation:                                Hotel, teahouse lodge or camping as an option

Meals:                                                  Provided on the trail

Transportation:                                    Tourist coach

Maximum height:                                Kyangjin 3800m.

Trip Duration:                                     11 days. Kathmandu-Kathmandu

 

An Outline of Your Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu.

Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

Day 03 Kathmandu to Syabru Besi [2000m]

Day 04 Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel [2748m]

Day 05 Trek to Langtang village [3500m].

Day 06 Trek to Kyagjin [3800m]

Day 07 Rest day in Kyangjin

Day 08 Trek to Lama Hotel [2784m].

Day 09 Syabru Besi [2000m].

Day 10 Drive to Kathmandu.

Day 11 Depart Kathmandu

Details Itinerary

YOUR DETAILED ITINERARY:

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu along the northern border of Nepal on a clear day is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. As you fly, the panoramic view of snow-capped Annapurna mountain range greets your sight. The Nepali support team will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu, being the historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear a rich cultural and religious history. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous and biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath ,the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambunath. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized.

Day 3 Kathmandu to Syabru Besi [2000m]
From Kathmandu, we take a seven-hour drive to Syabru Besi. After driving 15 kms, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. Here our trekking journey commences. We also get to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region.

Day 4 Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel [2748m]
We traverse the ridge on Syabru Besi’s main road and soon reach Ghopcha Khola. Terraced fields and dense forest with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder and bamboo open up. We may get to see yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkey, and red panda and Himalayan black bear en route. Further on, the trail crosses a stream and a bridge. We pass by several small bhattis. As we continue ascending steeply along the trail, we 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 scrub oak forest. On reaching 2748 meters, we arrive at Lama Hotel where we conclude the trek for the day.

Day 5 Trek to Lantang village [3500m]
From lama hotel; we continue the ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper.  We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meter. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. 

We arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc.

Day 6 Trek to Kyangjin [3800m]
the trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending the mountain passes, we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory.

Day 7 Rest day in Kyangjin
We take a day off for acclimatization and a proper rest. We get to explore interesting places like the monastery, cheese factory etc. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers.  

Day 8 Trek to Lama Hotel [2784m]
From Kyangjin, we take the route back to Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Day 9 Syabru Besi [2000m]
From Lama Hotel, we head back to Syabru Besi. We can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight of the culture and custom of the Tamang community. We can also simply relax in the sun savoring the beauty of the majestic Himalayan Mountains.

Day 10 Drive to Kathmandu
We complete our trip with a scenic drive of 7 hours back to Kathmandu.

Day 11 Depart Kathmandu
Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight home. Or if you prefer to stay longer you can go for short tours, such as game drive at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking etc. at Nepal Great Himalaya Treks, serving you has been an honour for us. We wish you a safe journey home. Ciao!! We hope to see you again!

Cost Include

Cost Include

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private tourist vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included. (2 nights)
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (7 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).
  • Government licensed Holders English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign 1 porter for every 2 guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Kathmandu to Shyaprubeshi and back to Kathmandu by Bus / Jeep.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show.
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

 

Cost does not include

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuatin.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment (See the trekking equipment page).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

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