Langtang Trek

Langtang Trek

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS


Total Duration11-12 Days
PackageFull Board Service
Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
Max Elevation5570m (Kalapathar)

INTRODUCTION

Langtang Valley trek is a moderate to strenuous trek. An experienced trekker can complete the trek in as fast as 7 days as well. But a normal person who is physically fit need a day or two more to complete the trek. With the inclusion of Kathmandu arrival day, Kathmandu sightseeing and departure day, you can complete Langtang Valley trek in 11 days. Although you trek through remote areas, there are enough tea houses all around the trails for meals and accommodation.

Dominated by the Langtang Himalayas this valley trek is relatively short but one which the trail, at altitudes of under 4000 m, except for a sunrise climb up to Tserko Ri at 5000 m, runs through rhododendron, and bamboo forests, along thundering waterfalls, and under stunning snow-capped mountains. This diverse trek also introduces the Buddhist culture of Tamang and Sherpa peoples. The ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, situated near Tserko upholds this tradition. The spectacular views on this trek include Dorje Lakpa (6990 m), Langtang Ri (6370 m) and Langtang Lirung (7245 m).

The trek passes through Langtang National Park, ensuring original countryside and flora and fauna as well as yak meadowlands and even home-based cheese factories. Himalayan pheasants, Himalayan deer, Himalayan bears, monkeys, and the elusive red panda, are native to this region. Langtang Village was completely destroyed during the April 2015 earthquake. The resilient locals have, however, been busy rebuilding and some teahouses and lodges have been rebuilt and are open. The best way for people to help is to continue to visit this area.

For those who want to trek off the beaten track and see something completely different from many of the more touristy areas in the country, this is a perfect trek. Similarly, it is also best for those who are discovering Nepal for the first time.

Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu


Day 2: Explore Kathmandu


Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1460 m/4790 ft.)


Day 4: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2470 m/8103 ft.)


Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu (2470 m/8103 ft.)


Day 6: Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin (3800 m/12467 ft.)


Day 7: Acclimatization day


Day 8: Trek back to Lama Hotel


Day 9: Trek back to Syabru Besi

        

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu     

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu         

Day 01:  Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

As you fly into Kathmandu, you'll have beautiful views over the valley, the Himalaya, and of the terraced fields below. After going through customs, a representative will be waiting to guide you through the initial culture shock of Kathmandu’s narrow, winding streets and get you settled into your hotel. Once you've settled in, head out and visit one of Kathmandu's cultural highlights. In the evening, the tourist hub of Thamel is a good place to grab your first meal, with a variety of restaurants to choose from offering both Western and local Nepali dishes.

 

Day 02: Explore Kathmandu

Kathmandu has a special atmosphere during the early morning hours when the city is slowly coming to life yet not too chaotic. It's a great time to walk and explore the streets or have a chai overlooking one of the local courtyards or durbar squares. There are a number of ways you can spend the day given the many incredible sights around the Kathmandu Valley. Later in the evening, head out for dinner at one of the city's great eateries, or your specialist can arrange a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1460 m/4790 ft.)

A wooden bridge crossing the Langtang river near Syabru Besi

A wooden bridge crossing the Langtang river near Syabru Besi

Leave Kathmandu early for the 7-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 and your lodge for the night.

 

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2470 m/8103 ft.)

Today’s trail crosses the Bhote Kosi-meaning ‘Tibet River’ — which flows from nearby Tibet. It then gradually climbs through sub-tropical forests to join the trail from Syabru Besi, then climbing through uninhabited oak and rhododendron forests. Look out for langur monkeys in the trees. The trail through the forest up to Lama Hotel becomes steep, but the reward is a comfortable bed in a cozy lodge in the small settlement.

 

Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3550 m/11646 ft.)

The trail continues to climb through forest, with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000 m/9,842 ft.) the trail emerges from the forest and the mountains loom on either side of the valley. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepal Army post with no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer. You will probably glimpse your first yak if you haven’t already.

 

The next part of the trail is a somber reminder of the 2015 earthquake. Where Langtang village once was, with numerous lodges, there is now only a huge rock field. Spare a thought for the Nepalis and tourists who lost their lives here, and remember that your journey here will help support the survivors.

 

Mundu is just half an hour’s walk further on. The old houses here are a reminder of what all the villages once looked like in this valley. Most of the lodges and homes in this area are now built in a more modern style.

 

Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3800 m/12467 ft.)

From Mundu, 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.

 

Day 07: Rest day in Kyangjin or climb Kyangjin Ri (4850 m/ 15912 ft.)

Today you can rest or explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

 

Day 08: Trek back to Lama hotel

From Kyangjin retrace the route you followed up the valley, following the Langtang Khola to Mundu village and on to Ghora Tabela. The descent will certainly be faster than the ascent. After lunch, continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

 

Day 09: Trek back to Syabru Besi

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.

 

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu.

 

Day 11: Depart Kathmandu

Time to say farewell to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast, a city stroll or souvenir shopping. A representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. It's good to be at the airport at least two hours prior to departure.

  • Ground Transportation: - All necessaries ground transportation including Airport to Hotel and Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Government Permit: Government Trekking Permit including National Park Entry Permit, TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System) and Local Permit
  • Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation: 3 night Kathmandu Hotel Accommodation at 3 Star hotel with BB Service
  • Trekking Guide: A highly professional trekking guide, having 5-7 years experiences in Trekking sector of Nepal and well speaking skill in English and related language.
  • Porter:  An experienced trekking porter, Max 20 kg
  • Accommodation: Accommodation at Tea House and Local lodge during trekking period.
  • Logistics: Three time meals a day during trekking period including breakfast, lunch and dinner and hot water tea and coffee.
  • Farewell dinner party offer by organizing team
  • Medical Kit: Trekking medical kit and tools
  • Trekking Map: A trekking map for each trekkers

Question: Which season and month is best for Langtang Trek?

Answer: Autumn and Spring are the best season for Langtang Trek. Specially September and October is popular.

Question: How you make this Trip Successful?

Answer: We have really extraordinary professional trekking guide who are friendly, helpful and experienced in this field. Good Team work always gives positive result.

  1. Choose a professional and experiences trekking guide.
  2. Should have proper trekking gears, including down jacket, trekking trouser, wind proof, hat, trekking poles and sun protections etc.
  3. Tell your guide if you feel uncomfortable while getting high altitude, you may sick by altitude problem.
  4. It's better to bring some chocolate and dry foods yourself.
  5. Respect local people and their cultural values, try not to give any negative message on that.
  6. Always be creative and ask anything to the local people yourself or through your guide to know about the mysterious himalayan culture and nature.
  7. Manage your personal rubbish yourself or through your guide, do not throw any plastic item in open environment.
  8. Always follow the rules and regulation of your personal guide

CONTACT US

Chhaya Devi Complex,Ground Floor - Thamel,Kathmandu Nepal

hstadventure@gmail.com

+977-01-5252197 - Sales Office Thamel (NP)

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