Langtang Valley Trekking

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11 Days

Duration

Nepal

Country

Moderate with Ups and Down Hill walks

Grade

3,795 M

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Sep-Dec/ Mar-May

Best season

Minimum 01 - Maximum 15

Group Size

Overview


 

‘an enjoyable walks around beautiful Langtang valley with exciting views’

Main Highlights

“Constant views of beautiful scenery of amazing landscapes and snow capped peaks,
Lovely walks within serene cool forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia and pine trees,
Explore around rural farm villages of interesting cultures of age-old Buddhist heritage,
Marvelous panorama from high green valley of Langtang surrounded by high mountains”.

Brief Trip Profile

Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu with local lodge on treks.
Trekking Grade:                  Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
Highest Spot:                      3,795 m high at Kyanjin within Langtang Valley.
 
Walking Hours:                   Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs sometimes
Activities:                            Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration:              07 Nights and 08 Days (with drive both ways)
Total Trip:                            10 Nights and 11 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Best Seasons for Langtang Valley Trekking

Like all Nepal Himalayan areas which is almost the same for Langtang Valley trekking from March to May with September to early December months of the year, except wet monsoon months of mid June to mid September when days are cloudy that obstructs views of mountains.

But very green with lush vegetations (not recommended during monsoon wet months unless for botanical people to study flora and fauna)

Best time from March to May when most of day is clear for views and pleasant walks with moderate temperatures, with longer sunlight hours where wild flowers are in blooming times, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron), March to May late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude.

September to December around autumn /fall and pre winter best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.

Sunlight hours are short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.

People and Culture

High Langtang Valley populated by Tamang people the ethnic hill tribes of Northern Central and Langtang Himalaya follows Buddhism religion similar culture as Tibetans with colorful impressive custom and traditions.

Introduction

Langtang Valley Trekking short and the best within a week time frame an enjoyable walks to high and beautiful country of North Central Himalaya range within Langtang Himal around the district of Rasuwa, the home of indigenous Tamang tribe the hill people of high Himalaya.

Langtang valley trekking a perfect holiday for travelers with short and limited duration where adventure leads you to moderate walks with ups and downhill with ever present views of high snow capped mountains in close harmony of traditional farm villages adorned with colorful culture of Buddhism religion and witness its interesting custom.

Starts with long and exciting overland journey from Kathmandu heading due north, as Langtang Himal the closest mountain range from the capital city of Kathmandu, as drive leads from low warmer area to cooler alpine hills where our adventure walks begins.

Walking higher trails past several farm villages and well tended terraces and entering cool lovely forest covered with tall rhododendron, magnolia, oaks, pines and firs includes stalks of bamboo which makes great habitat for rare and endangered Red Panda and other wild-life often seen on walks to Langtang valley.

As adventure progress on leaving dense tree lines reaching a wide scenic Kyanjin located with Langtang valley surrounded by high giant peaks of Langtang and Central Himalaya with free days at Kyanjin in the comfort of nice lodge with warm local hospitality.

At Kyanjin on the highest spot of the journey with time to explore around high scenic hill to catch more views of Langtang Himal range that includes some peaks of Tibet towards north direction.

After a great enjoyable time heading back on the same trail allowing you more to experience beautiful surroundings as route leads back at Syabrubesi village where exciting drive brings you back at Kathmandu to complete marvelous adventure on Langtang Valley Trekking.

Short Guide Line Itinerary

Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.

Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,340 m - 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,455 m - 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,425 m - 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin within Langtang valley at 3,795 m - 04 hrs.

Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin for local hikes at scenic hills.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel long day walks of 6 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi for last overnight - 05 hrs.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu -06 hrs ride and transfer to hotel.

Day 11: International Departure to respective country.

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at Nepal international airport in Kathmandu, where Professional Trekking Guide staff receives with warm welcome and then transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu. On checking your rooms getting refreshed then join in at hotel foyer / lobby meeting with other members of the trek, where our guide will brief you with information of Langtang Valley Trekking. Evening group welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese environment restaurant with native folk culture programs along with the dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu you can enjoy at leisure as well preparation for the trek, on this day interested people can join in our exciting guided sightseeing tour for half or full day tour at places of great interest around World Heritage Sites.
Morning drive takes you to high areas straight north around Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal at Rasuwa district, drive leads through rural farm villages and towns to reach at Dhunche a major town and headquarter of Rasuwa district, where Langtang National Park entrance located, our ride continues further downhill on zig-zag winding road to reach at Syabrubesi village for first overnight within Langtang Himal.
Enjoying first night around mountainous and high hills, morning walk starts to cross a bridge over Bhote Kosi River that flows from Langtang Himal and Tibet and then climb to a ridge heading past farm villages and into a serene cool forest to reach at Lama Hotel. Lama Hotel located within midst of alpine woodland in a small clearing, where a native named Lama first established a small Tea-House and lodge for trekkers and trekking staff, since then the name intact till present.
Morning from tranquil forest surrounding walk leads up into dense forest of rhododendron, pines with some bamboo stalks, which makes a perfect habitat for rare endangered Red Panda and other wild-life often spotted on walks. As walk progress walking by the raging Langtang Khola (stream) to reach a nice place at Ghode Tabela (means horse stable, where in early days horses known as Tibetan ponies grazed around). Here with refreshing break and then follow the route into forest for some hours to reach at a large clearing where Langtang village located, used to be much bigger, before 2015 huge earthquake shook this place and other parts of the country. At Langtang village for overnight stop where some houses are still under construction to serve as lodge.
Today walk leads to our main goal and highlight at Kyanjin, a large settlement located within scenic Langtang Valley enclosed by series of high peaks of Langtang Himal range. From Langtang village after exploring Tamang people interesting culture and traditional farm life with Buddhism religion, walk leads to short hour with climb to enter into a vast valley of Langtang where Kyanjin settlement situated. At Kyanjin enjoy incredible views of high snow capped peaks and explore its nice scenic surroundings, the valley of Langtang also a grazing fields for Yaks and other cattle’s.
A rest and free day to enjoy extra walks and hike to top Kyanjin Ri or Tshergo-Ri at an altitude above 4,773 m to 4,984 m high, the highest point of the adventure with grand panorama of Langtang Himal with peaks of Tibet just across the border beyond Langtang mountains.
Enjoying marvelous time around Langtang valley in the comfort of nice local lodge, where morning walk takes downhill back into dense tree lines to reach at Lama Hotel for overnight stop.
Last day of the walk and around high scenic hills of Langtang Himal, morning downhill to a river and then on good short path to reach back at Syabrubesi village for final last night within high Central Himalaya and Rasuwa area.
Morning depart from lovely areas of Langtang Himal for exciting drive to reach back at Kathmandu where ride follows on same interesting road to Kathmandu and then back at your hotels with afternoon free to enjoy personal and individual activities and shopping.
Last day in the country of high Himalayan mountains enriched with colorful culture, after a memorable time and experience on Langtang Valley trekking, as per your time for your international flight our staff and guide transfer you to airport for flight homeward bound or to your next port of call.

Departure


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Cost Info


Cost Includes

    • Pickups and drops
    • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
    • 3 meals during the trek
    • TIMS and Permits
    • All sightseeing on private vehicle
    • Guided city tour of Kathmandu valley
    • Kathmandu – Lukla – Kathmandu by Domestic Flights
    • Staff cost including air ticket, food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodations during the trekking days
    • Welcome and farewell dinner
    • Licensed, English speaking guide
    • Porters ( 1 porter for 2 client with maximum weight of 20 kg)
    • All government taxes and service charges
    • All entrance fees
    • Best Nepal Guide T-Shirt
    • Medical first aid box
    • Trekking Map

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal communication, laundry, shopping
    • Nepalese SIM card
    • Hard drinks
    • International airfares and taxes
    • Tips

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FAQ

This trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. Whilst on the trek, it is common to experience some discomfort before being fully acclimatized.
To prepare for a strenuous trek like this you should begin training at least two to three months before your departure. As a guideline, an hour of aerobic exercise three to four times per week would be considered a minimum requirement. The best preparation is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest.
Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.