Langtang Valley Trek
Surrounded by the pristine Himalayan peaks, lush forests, and scenic lakes, Langtang makes one of the most popular trekking experiences. Langtang Valley Trek brings a mystical, adventurous, and cultural essence of the ancient trans-Himalayan trade center of Nepal. The Langtang Valley Trek trail lies inside Langtang National Park, a country’s first Himalayan national park. The Langtang Valley Trek is the perfect combination of nature and culture which entertains travelers with Tibetan-Buddhist culture and Langtang Himalayas.
The 11-day trip commences at Kathmandu city upon your arrival. This trip takes you on a cultural journey of Kathmandu city where you’ll get to witness some of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the world. A short drive from Kathmandu will take you northwest to Sybrubensi, where the trek commences. Further, the trek advances northward through the lush forests and vegetation of beautiful Langtang National Park. You’ll pass along many ethnic villages inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people en route. Lama Hotel, Mundu, and Ghodatabela are of the villages you’ll cross before reaching the Langtang village. You’ll trek further deep into the mountains towards Kyanjin Gompa.
At Kyanjin Gompa you will visit to Buddhist monastery and a local cheese factory and local lifestyle. Then, you can hike to the Tserko Ri (4984m), where you can catch the panorama of the pristine local peaks including Langtang Lirung (7227m), Langtang Ri (7205m), Tserko Ri (4984m), and Yala Peak (5,500m). Afterward, you’ll retrace your and descend to the village of Sybrubensi via Langtang village, and Lama Hotel. Langtang Valley Trek is suitable for any kind of trekkers. The best seasons to visit Langtang are spring (March-June) and autumn (September-November).
Danphe Adventure Treks specializes in finest treks in and outside Nepal. We conduct all kinds of the trek; private, small group, or large group Langtang and other regions in Nepal. Langtang Valley Trek is a similar initiative to allow travelers in Nepal to taste the authentic exhibition of nature and culture.
- Explore the historic city of Kathmandu and its UNESCO enlisted cultural heritages.
- Traverse the Langtang National Park and the enchanting presence of flora and fauna.
- Visit the Kyanjin Gompa and learn about Tibetan-Buddhist culture.
- Hike atop the Tserko Ri (4984m) and witness the panorama of mountain ranges in Langtang and Everest ranges.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport is followed by a reception by one of our representatives. The representative will then take you to the hotel and you can head out to explore the Kathmandu Valley. The display of Newari culture and architecture in the city will be a whiff of fresh air to you. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley full day Sightseeing
On this day, you head out to explore the Kathmandu Valley and its plethora of art and architecture. Starting off with Swayambhunath Stupa to the northwest of Kathmandu, the tour heads to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Finally, the tour takes you to Pashupatinath and ends with a high note in Boudhanath. Furthermore, you can also make preparations for the trek on this day. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1503m.) 6-7 hrs
After an early morning breakfast, you’ll leave for Sybrubensi, a small town located in Rasuwa district of central Nepal. The road journey will take you along the Trishuli and Bhote Koshi rivers, massive hills, and gorges through the serpentine roads of central Nepal. Located at the foothills of Himalayas, Sybrubensi is where you’ll begin your trek. Once at Sybrubensi village, you can relax and prepare for the trek. Overnight stay at Sybrubensi.
Day 04 : Trek from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m.) 6-7 hrs
Today, you’ll commence the trek. The first day of the trek will be a moderate hike to the village of Lama Hotel. The trail advances northwards along the Bhote Koshi River and follows the trail upstream along the Langtang Khola before crossing the lush Bamboo forest and Rimche village towards Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
Day 05 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang valley (3430m.) 6 hrs
You’ll trek further deeper into the Langtang National Park. Today you’ll trek from Lama Hotel to the Langtang village or Langtang valley. The trail ascends through the dense forest towards Ghodatabela from where you can relish the beautiful sights of Langtang ranges. A short hike forward will take you to Chyamki village and further up lies Langtang village. Overnight stay at Langtang village.
Day 06 : Trek from Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m.) 4 hrs
Today, you’ll leave Langtang village and trek northward to a discreet Himalayan village of Kyanjin Gompa. The trail gradually ascends through several small streams and moraines towards Kyanjin. After completing the 3-4hr trek, you’ll be surrounded by a jaw-dropping panorama of some of the majestic peaks in the region. Overnight stay at Kyanjin.
Day 07 : Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa and explore day for a day hike
You’ll explore the Kyanjin and the surround places today. You will make a short hike to the local peak of Tserko Ri (4984m) from where you can catch the pristine sights of Langtang glacier, Langtang Lirung (7227m), Tibetan Mountains, and few other peaks lying in the Everest region as well. Afterward, you’ll visit the recently re-opened cheese factory and a mini-hydropower. Overnight stay at Kyanjin.
Day 08 : Trek back from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2410m.) 7 hrs
Today, you’ll retrace your path and make your way back. The downhill trail from Kyanjin goes back to Lama Hotel through Langtang village, Mundu, and Ghodatabela. While descending, you can catch a magnificent sight of the surrounding peaks including Langtang Lirung (7227m). You’ll cross numerous lush Bamboo forest, pine, and Cyprus trees en route. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
Day 09 : Trek back from Lama Hotel to Sybrubensi (1503m)
The short downhill trek from Lama Hotel will bring you back to Sybrubensi, where the trek ends. The final descent lasting around 5 hours goes through the lush Bamboo and rhododendron forests along the tiny Tamang settlements inside the Langtang National Park towards Sybrubensi. Once at Sybrubensi, you can celebrate the completion of the trek with your colleagues and staff.
Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu. Farewell dinner
Today, you’ll catch your commute back to Kathmandu. The 6-7 hour long drive will take you along the same route through the serpentine road of central Nepal. Once at Kathmandu, you’ll be escorted to your hotel. In the evening, our representative will take you to one of the finest diners in town for a lavish farewell dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 11 : Departure to international airport for your final flight
Today, we’ll drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport so you can catch your scheduled flight back home. Our representative will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours early so to avoid any traffic delays or hassles. You can share your trip experience or your next adventure with us on the way.
- Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
- Hotel in Kathmandu and with breakfast as per the Itinerary.
- Cultural tour at Kathmandu with Guide in private vehicle.
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
- All Ground and Air Transportation during the Trek.
- An experienced, English speaking, and friendly guide and Porter (1 Porter 2 trekkers).
- Salary for the staff including their food, drinks, accommodation, and transportation.
- All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, and TIMS card.
- An arrangement for emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance.
- Sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking map, if necessary,( to be returned after the trek)
- All government taxes, vat, and local taxes.
- Nepal entry visa fee. (You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
- International airfare.
- Your travel insurance (compulsory).
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Entry fees for cultural tours.
- Personal expenses (alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks bar bills, battery charge, extra porter, boiled water shower, etc.).
- Tips for guide, porter and driver
List of Equipments required for Langtang Valley Trek:
- One Warm winter hat/beanie
- One Sun hat
- 1 Headband/buff
- 1 Sunglasses with UV protection
- One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries
- Two pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier
- Two pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts
- Three pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts
- One pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket
- One pair of trekking shorts
- A pair of trekking trousers
- One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
- Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms
- One pair of fleece or woolen trousers
- One pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric
- One pair of lightweight warm gloves
- A pair of poly-liner glove
- One pair of trekking boots
- A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)
- One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)
- Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks
- Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks
- Gaiters (only in winter)
- One Sleeping Bag
- 12 1 Sleeping bag liner (optional)
- 1 pair of trekking poles
- Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
- 1 quick drying towel
What are the visa requirements?
Currently, all the foreign nationalities (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal. Visas are obtainable from embassies abroad or on arrival at Kathmandu’s Airport. If getting the visa at the airport be prepared for long queues. You will also need to provide one passport photo and the $50 USD fee for 30 days.
What are the physical requirements for Langtang Valley Trek?
How old do I need to be?
There is no age restriction for doing this trip, but if you are under 16 it will better to trek with your parents. You must be health-conscious during the trek.
What is included?
- Guides and Porters
- Transportation (including airport transfers)
- Permits & national park fees
- Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- All meal during the trek
- Seasonal fruits
- International flights to Kathmandu
- Food – (while you are in City)
- Showers on Trek
- Visa fees (typically $50 USD)
- Personal travel/rescue insurance
What is the accommodation like?
You will stay in the Hotel while you are in the city of Kathmandu, which is like a 3-star category. The hotel has access to showers and intermittent internet.
But while you are in trekking Tea House/lodges are the place where you spend the night during the trek, which is very basic. The room is pretty small with twin sharing and a common washroom. Some places have squat style toilets, whilst others have a western style. Shower does not always offer warm water and most teahouses will charge you for use of a hot shower.
Which meals are included?
Meals will be served as per the menu of the teahouse/lodges. Where you can find a variety of dishes like Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, etc, to choose. Tea, coffee, bakery items, snacks, bars eggs, etc can also be found easily.
What currency should I take?
The currency used in Nepal is Nepalese Rupees (NPR). You are unable to get NPR outside of Nepal and therefore you will need to exchange money in Kathmandu. The easiest currency to exchange is USD and Euro. You can also withdraw NPR from the ATM but check with your bank about the relevant charges to do this.
Is there any Bank or ATM facility during Langtang Valley Trek?
What kind of problems can arise at a higher altitude during Langtang Valley Trek?
Do I need insurance before the Langtang Valley Trek?
What should I pack?
- Travel insurance details
- 2 passport photos
- Cash USD
- Credit/Debit Card
One Warm winter hat/beanie.
One Sun hat
1 Sunglasses with UV protection.
One Headlamp/ Torch with extra batteries.
2 pairs of Fleece sweaters- one light and one heavier
2 pairs of quick-drying long-sleeved base layer shirts
3 pairs of Short sleeve trekking shirts
1 pair of Wind/rainproof Jacket v 1 Down Jacket
One pair of trekking shorts
A pair of trekking trousers
One pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
Two pairs of trekking pants with Ziff off bottoms
One pair of fleece or woolen trousers
Two pair of waterproof pants, breathable fabric
A pair of lightweight warm gloves
A pair of poly-liner glove
One pair of trekking boots
A pair of sandals/ trainers (for wearing around the lodges)
One pair of down booties (great for keeping feet warm)
Two pair of thin lightweight inner socks
Two pair of warm woolen or poly socks
Gaiters (only in winter)
One Sleeping Bag
One Sleeping bag liner (optional)
A pair of trekking poles
Water purification tablets/Steripen/Drops
One quick-drying towel
What is the best time of year for Langtang Valley Trek?
Langtang Valley Trek is possible for whole year, but the best time to doing this trek is spring season (March to June) and autumn Season (September to November).
However trekking in winter season to chance to see snowfall with magnificent views of mountain, and in monsoon time you will see waterfalls.
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