Langtang Valley Trek, also known as the valley of glaciers trek, is the closest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley, with just a few hours of drive you can easily reach the beautiful Langtang Region. The whole valley gives a spectacular view of Mount Langtang Lirung (7246 m) and offers a view of dense forests, swift mountain streams, high grasslands and snow-capped peaks. Despite being so close to Kathmandu it has a very high Tibetan influence as Langtang valley lies at the south of the Tibetan Border. Langtang Valley trek is considered a remote yet spectacular trek taking you through the high lake of Gosainkunda, forests of rhododendrons and bamboo, majestic waterfalls and the snow-capped Himalayas.
This is a 10-day trek starting at Syabrubesi at a height of just 1467 m but as the trek passes by we reach to a shoring height of 3850 m, which is truly amazing. This trek is the perfect getaway to those trekkers who seek for solitude and peace. This area being close to the Tibetan border lets you experience the wild Tibetan culture and their lifestyle. Kyangin Gompa is a very important checkpoint where you can see the marvelous art and culture of Buddhist Monasteries and various gompa. Kyangin gives you a panoramic view of the Dorje Lakpa, Shisha Pangma, along with Langtang and Kyangin. This trek also gives you the opportunity to visit the Langtang National Park rich in diverse animal and bird’s species such as Musk deer, Pika, and Danphe, the national bird of Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) 8-9 hrs
Day 04: Syabrubensi trek to Lama Hotel 2470m 6 hours
Day 05: Lama Hotel trek to Lantang village 3400m 5 hours.
Day 06: Langtang trek to KyangjingGompa 3850m 4 hours.
Day 07: KyangjingGompa Rest day (3850m), visit Cherkuri peak 4980m 7 hours.
Day 08: KyangjingGompatrek to Lama Hotel (2610m) 5 hours.
Day 09: Lama Hotel trek to ThuloSyabru (2150m), 6 hours.
Day 10: ThuloSyabru trek to Dhunche 1960m. 5 hours.
Day 11: Dhunche to Kathmandu by local bus or jeep 5 hours
Day 12: Final departure
Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1333m. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal with a beautiful smile. You will be escorted to your hotel and youwill be provided with all the detailed information about your program. If your arrival is late in the evening then there is always another day to provide you information about your tour.
On you second day in Nepal you will start your morning after breakfast and head toward Pashuapthinath Temple one of the most sacred Hindu pilgrimage places. Then on to Boudhanath & Swaymnbhunath Stupa (UNESCO sites). These two stupasaresacred pilgrimage sites for Buddhist people. Half of your day will be sightseeing and remaining half day will bein preparation for your trekking. Your guide will provide you details about the trek and if you have any query regarding the trek then you can ask your guide. Overnight in Kathmandu.
You will be driving north out of the Kathmandu valley after your breakfast. Along this drive toSyabrubesi you can will see an amazing landscape of hills with glimpses of Ganesh Himal. You will be passing one of the important Hydro Projects of Nepal the Trishuli Hydro Project. Overnight at Syabrubesi.
On the forth day, you commence your trek as you cross the BhoteKoshi River and follow along the Langtang River. This trail gradually ascends through dense bamboo forest. You ascend close to 1000 meters on the third day as the popular Lama Hotel is located at an altitude of nearly 2500 meters. The destination for the third day is the Lama Hotel where you will be staying for the night.
On the fifth day, you ascend almost 900 meters in a day as you reach the Langtang valley. The trekking route follows the route of ‘GhodaTabela’ which in Nepali means the Horse stable. Leaving the stable you move on and the trail becomes quite even as you pass beautiful scenery watching the Himalayan Yaks grazing on the field. Langtang village is one of the oldest villages in Nepal and the view of breathtaking Himalayas from Langtang is quite famous. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Get up, perform some stretching exercises to warm up your body and get set for your trek . You start your trekking from Langtang to KyanjinGompa which despite being mere 500 meters is quite fascinating because you come across several Cheese factories that are quite popular for the quality of cheese they produce. Moreover, there are several Buddhist monasteries in Kyanjin and the most popular one is the KyanjinGompa which is well known amongst tourists. You will pass through the largest Mani Wall in Nepal made from stone with prayers written on them. You will cross many wooden bridges and slowly get higher in altitude. The KyanjinGompa is surrounded by the Himalayas. You can wander around and experience the chirping of birds, grazing Yaks, beautiful glaciers & icefalls. Relax in the cosy environment of your guest house for that night.
This morning we visit Cherkuri (5000m) for a panoramic mountain view. We have the rest of the day to explore the Gompa and the surrounding area.Overnight in KyangjingGompa.
It’s a 4-5 hour walk today back down to the Lama Hotel. It’s mostly downhill through the forest alongside the river. Again we pass through Tamang villages. Overnight at the Lama Hotel.
On day nine, as you descend from the Lama Hotel you can enjoy the natural beauty on display. While on the route to ThuloSyabru, you may also be privileged to see Red Pandas, monkeys and various rare species of birds. ThuloSyabru is a wonderful traditional village in Rasuwa which also offers unadulterated views of Ganesh Himal (7110 meters), LangtangHimal and the mountain ranges. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.
Trekking today takes us to our ending point in Dhunche. Dhunche is the headquarters of the Rasuwa district and from here you can go to SyabruBesi or to Gosakunda. It is another Tamang village with a strong Tibetan influence. Overnight at tea house Lodge.
Today we head back to Kathmandu by vehicle through picturesque hills and farmland. On arrival in Kathmandu you can relax in your hotel or do a little souvenir shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Sadly your most memorable journey ends today. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you have plenty of time to think about your recent adventure and to plan your next wonderful adventure in Nepal.
- All transportation as per itinerary including airport transfers.
- 3 nights accommodation whilst in Kathmandu (as requirements with various categories as stated) on BB basis.
- All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
- One day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Pashupatinath, Bouddhnath and Durbar Square).
- Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trek (on twin share basis).
- A local English speaking Government Guide during the trek.
- The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
- LangtangNationalPark fees, TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
- Trekking equipment i.e.- down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag and trekking pole (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
- First aid medical kit.
- Official expenses.
- Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
- Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory). This must include helicopter rescue
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for either 30 days or 90 days from date of issue. You will need to have currency of either USD, AUD or EU in cash to pay for your visa.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc that is beyond our control.
- Wifi access fees in lodges while trekking.
- Fees for recharging of mobile phones at lodges while trekking.
- Lodge fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services.
- Personal trekking gear.
- Tips for trekking staff and driver. (which is not mandatory but highly appreciated).
- Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
- Any other expenses which are not mentioned on Price Inclusion section.
To enable all expedition members to acclimatize well and hence maximize their chances of success, our expedition programs are prepared with sufficient time for acclimatization. Adaptation to the altitude takes time and there can be no short-cuts, even if supplementary oxygen is used in the final stages. The atmospheric pressure at the base camp is half of that at the sea level. A thorough program of acclimatization is built into the itinerary which consists of regulated height ascents, followed by descents and rests before the final ascent to the summit. This will prevent the climbers to get rid from altitude sickness.
Why Tipping is essential?
There are several reasons why you should tip in Nepal. It is quite the same as for what you tip in restaurants. They live in remote areas that are far from proper health and education facilities. Tipping them will additionally encourage them to manage good and nutritive food to eat, warm and comfortable clothes to wear or other necessary basic requirements to maintain their livelihood in a comfortable way. A small gesture of gratitude will do no harm to you but actually changes the lives of many people for a long time in many reasons. Our company has its fund collected from the some percentage of profit and sometimes from the tips of our guests which will directly invested for uplifting the economic condition of guides, porters and other staffs of office. It’s nothing more than the way to add smiles on those laborious faces.