Langtang valley trek

Overview

Langtang Valley is a beautiful valley to the north of Kathmandu. Langtang is also a national park spread over an area of 1710 sq. km. It also happens to be the first Himalayan national park.

Dominated by the Langtang Himalayas this valley trek is relatively short but one that runs through rhododendron and bamboo forests, alongside thundering waterfalls and stunning snow-capped mountains. It is one of the most visited trekking routes of Nepal. This trail is gifted with sublime mountain views and impressive scenic landscapes. With more than 1000 plants, birds of 150 species, and numerous other mammals Langtang Valley trekking is very popular. It indulges regular and novice trekkers alike in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Langtang Valley trek offers astounding views of mountains above 7000m like Langtang Lirung (7,200m), Ganesh Himal (7,600m), and Langtang-II (7,227m), etc. This trail also offers splendid views of snow-capped Himalayan ranges like Tserko Ri (5033m), Kyanjin RI, Ganchhenpo (6388m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), and Laure Binayak pass (4,609m). Beautiful rice terraces and several splendid monasteries are scattered all along the trail. Snow-capped mountains right in front of your eyes really make the trekking more gorgeous and outstanding.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through the Langtang Valley, also known as the ‘valley of glaciers’.
  • Pass through stunning forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures
  • Climb Tserko Ri for its stunning scenic views
  • Support people rebuilding their lives and livelihoods after the earthquake

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

Namaste & welcome to Land of Mountains! Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mandala Holidays. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mandala Holidays and Group leader’s name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the Hotel. (Overnight at hotel). (B)

Day 2
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley ( Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath and Patan Durbar Square) and Transfer to Hotel

Kathmandu, the city of peace, lives true to this description. The city is charming, busy, bustling, serene, alive and asleep – all at once. Kathmandu, which is derived from the Pahari word for ‘wood shelter’, is an abode of serenity and tranquillity, with its monasteries, temples and spiritual melting pots. While the natural beauty of the city is more than enough for travellers to throng Kathmandu year after year. There will be a guided tour to UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Boudhanath- the largest Buddhist Stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath- most popular Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva and Patan or Lalitpur (the City of Artisans), which is 5km away from Kathmandu. At Patan Durbar Square, we will delight in the architectural wonders of Malla era. Mahaboudha Temple, Kumbeshwor Temple, Krishna Temple and Golden Temple are the major attractions at the square. Overnight at Hotel. (B)

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460 m) (122 Kms) (8 Hrs)

Leave Kathmandu early for the seven-hour journey to the Langtang Valley. The road climbs high over ridges as it leaves the Kathmandu Valley, and provides impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region ahead.
We drive through the bustling town of Trisuli before climbing towards Dunche and the Langtang National Park. After the town of Dunche it is another hour downhill to Syabru Besi. Overnight at Syabrubesi. (BLD)

Day 4
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama hotel (2470 m) (6 Hrs)

After breakfast, your trek begins with an uphill hike through a forest. Continuing uphill there is a bit of a steep climb for an hour to reach a place interestingly called Bamboo.
At 1,850m it is a good place to stop and catch our breath and have lunch. After lunch, the trail continues upwards through the bamboo forests until we reach Lama Hotel, quite a famous name in these parts. Overnight at lama Hotel. (BLD)

Day 5
Trek to Langtang Village (3430 m) (6 Hrs)

We begin our day with an early morning breakfast and we will trek alongside the river through lush landscape as we’ll climb upward through dense forests. Along the way, we might see the snowy peaks ahead if the weather is favourable. Ultimately the narrow river valley broadens out at GhoraTabela (3,030m). In this area, there was once a Tibetan resettlement projectrunning, and currently, GhoraTabela has an army check post that will register our papers and a few nearby lodges. As we trek further we will come across Chyamki village (3,230m); a small settlement. As we walk past chortens, water mills, mani walls and prayer wheels, it means that we are nearing Langtang village. We continue past prayer wheels driven by flowing water and prayer flags to scenic Langtang, a large settlement of mostly Tamang people with a nearby monastery. Overnight at Teahouse. (BLD)

Day 6
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3865 m) (3 Hrs)

From Langtang village, the trail climbs gradually through yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory, which is a good place to stock up for lunch and afternoon snacks.
As you will arrive by lunchtime there is time to take it easy in the afternoon or explore the area. If you are feeling energetic, head up the Valley towards Langshisha Kharka to see some of the amazing views. Overnight at Teahouse. (BLD)

Day 7
Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri (4984 m) and back to Kyanjin Gompa (7-8 Hrs)

After a good breakfast, we trek for approximately 5 hours to summit Tserko Ri which is a must go place when you are trekking Langtang region. But the views make it worthwhile! Here we can see Yala Peak (5,520m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and Naya Khang (5,844m). We can enjoy our packed lunch while taking in the majestic mountains before the shorter descent back to Kyanjin Gompa where we will again spend the night. Overnight at Teahouse. (BLD)

Day 8
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470 m) (6 Hrs)

From KyangjinGomba, we admire the last glimpse of the beautiful mountains standing with pride and head back down and out of the valley. We retrace the arrival route through Langtang Village and break for lunch at GhoraTabela where the army check post registers our exit. After the leisurely lunch, we continue down through the dense forests of the river valley to Lama Hotel.overnight at Lama Hotel. (BLD)

Day 9
Trek From Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1503m) (6-7 Hrs)

Continue retracing your steps to Syabru Besi, enjoying the quiet forested hills. If you are feeling fit, take the spectacular route from Rimche via Sherpa Gaon to Syabru Besi; it will take much longer to reach the ultimate destination, but it’s a stunning detour. Overnight at Hotel (BLD)

Day 10
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (8 Hrs)

Today we bid farewell to the Langtang mountains and drive back to Kathmandu bringing wonderful memories and photographs with us. Overnight at Hotel. (B)

Day 11
Depart Kathmandu

Today is your last day in Nepal. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight or you can extend your Nepal tour by joining other tour packages and activities. (B)

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Arrival and Departure Airport transfers
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley
  • Sightseeing Transfers by private vehicle
  • Entry fee to monumental sites
  • English speaking professional Tour guide
  • Trek Transfer Kathmandu – Syaffrubesi – Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • 3-nights accommodation in Kathmandu on BB Basis
  • English speaking professional Trek guide
  • 7-nights accommodation in Tea House during the trek AP Basis
  • Farewell Gala Dinner
  • First Aid Kit
  • Permit fee and TIMS card
  • Salary, Insurance of Trek Guide
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and Company Service Charge

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry Visa Cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during stay in Kathmandu
  • Trekking Gears and Equipment
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue (It is necessary in case of emergency)
  • Extended Stay due to any natural disaster
  • Anything not included in inclusions

Gear Lists

  • TREKKING GEAR

    1. Ruck sack bag with rain cover. 

    2. Day Pack Bag – Recommended for treks with summit day

    3. Head Torch with spare batteries. 

    4. U V protection sunglasses. 

    5. Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

    FOOTWEAR

    1. Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes 

    2. Pair of lightweight Slipper/Sandals 

    CLOTHING

    1. Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. 

    2. Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 

    3. Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking

    4. Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. 

    5. Undergarments. Qty – 1 for every day of trekking

    6. Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck.

    7. Full sleeves sweater. 

    8. Rainwear ( Jacket & Pants ).

    9. Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. 

    10. Woolen cap. 

    11. Sun shielding Hat. 

    TOILETRIES

    1. Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)

    2. Sun screen lotion small pack. 

    3. Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

     

    MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Camera (Optional) 

    2. Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.

    3. Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional

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Langtang valley trek

Trip Facts

  • Bus/Jeep/Car
  • Min 2 pax
  • 4985 m
  • Tea House
  • Sep-Nov & Mar-May
  • Tea House Trek
  • Nationa Park entry Permit & ACAP
  • Moderately difficult