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Langtang Valley Trek - 9 Days

Langtang Valley Trek
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Langtang Valley is the nearest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley; few hours’ drive from Kathmandu will take you to the beautiful Langtang region. Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang Region still remains uninfluenced by modernization. It is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with the rural landscape. Langtang Valley Trek explores the beautiful Langtang Region.

Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those who are looking for a short trek to the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle. The people living in the Langtang region are Nepalese who are descendants of the Tibetan origin. They have a unique tradition, culture, and lifestyle.  In addition, the route has several varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and snow-capped Himalayas to offer. The region is a natural  habitat of some for some rare birds and animals such as Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, Lungur monkeys, wild boar, Red pandas etc. Along the way, we also come across several beautiful waterfalls which make the trek even more pleasant.  All these aspects make the Langtang trek the most diverse treks closest to the capital city of  Kathmandu.

The ten Days Langtang Valley Trek starts with a day’s bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We will begin the trek from Syabrubesi towards to Lama Hotel and Langtang village until we arrive at the famous Kanyanjing Gompa. After exploring the region, we will trek along the same route to Syabrubesi from where we will drive back to Kathmandu. The trekking trail passes through some of the most beautiful landscape and offers some magnificent panorama of the mountains. Along the way, we get to explore the rich culture of the Tamang People, who are very influenced by the Tibetan culture. The houses and the architecture of the region are very unique.

The trek is ideal for the people looking to explore the unique Tamang Culture and the magnificent mountain Panorama.

Langtang Valley Trek Highlights

  • Beautiful mountain views
  • Explore the Tibetan culture
  • Pleasant Tibetan Villages
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Spectacular view of sunrise from Tserko Ri

DaysItineraryMax AltitudeTime
Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu1,400 m-
Day 02Drive to Syabrubesi2,300 m7 hrs
Day 03Trek to Lama Hotel2,470 m6 hrs
Day 04Trek to Langtang Village3,430 m6-7 hrs
Day 05Trek to Kyanjin Gompa3,870 m3-1/2 hrs
Day 06Visit to Tserko Ri and trek back to Lama Hotel4,984 m5-6 hrs
Day 07Trek back to Syabrubesi2,470 m5 hrs
Day 08Transfer to Kathmandu1,550 m6-7 hrs
Day 09Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport1,400 m-

Day 8
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal, the Himalayan kingdom!

You’ll receive by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to Maya Boutique Hotel. You’ll be given some time for rest and then you’ll attend small team meeting, where you’ll be briefed about the trip.

Overnight stay at Maya Boutique Hotel.

Day 1
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7 hrs

Travel Hours: 7 hours

Max Altitude: 1,550 m

We will drive along the western hills from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trail offers amazing mountain views, small and scattered village settlements. Once we reach Dhunche, we will descend towards Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 2
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs

Walking Hours: 6 hours

Max Altitude: 2,470 m, Lama Hotel

On this day we will trek to Lama Hotel following the Langtang Khola River. After passing through a dense forest and crossing a suspension bridge, we will reach Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 3
Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6/7 hr

Walking Hours: 6-7 hours

Max Altitude: 3,430 m, Langtang village

The trail towards the Langtang Village initially passes through a dense forest. The route offers an amazing view of Langtang Lirung. We will come across water mills, prayer wheels, and chortens with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. 

Overnight in Langtang Village.this afternoon once we will arrive at the Langtang village we will leave our stuff at Guesthouse then we will have tour of the village get the brief from our guide about the recent national disaster which killed more than 200 people on 2015 April earthquake.

Day 4
Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3-1/2 hr

Walking Hours: 3-1/2 hours

Max Altitude: 3,870 m, Kyanjin Gompa

On this day, we will trek towards Kyanjin Gompa-surrounded by the Himalayas all around.. We will come across yak pastures and also the largest mani wall in Nepal which is made from stone with prayers inscribed on them.

After crossing several wooden bridges the track heads towards Kanjin Gompa. You can explore the place enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks. Overnight in Kanjin Gompa

Day 5
Day 06: Visit to Tserko Ri and trek back to Lama Hotel: 5/6 hrs

Walking Hours: 5-6 hours

Max Altitude: 4,984 m, Tserko Ri

Early in this morning we will visit Tserko Ri  (5000m/16,404ft) for a sunrise view. From here, we will head towards Lama Hotel. It will take about 4/ 5 hours walk from Kanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.

The trail is mostly downhill through forest following the river. We will also encounter ethnic Tamang settlements. Overnight in Tserko Ri.

Day 6
Day 07: Trek back to Syabrubesi: 5 hrs

Walking Hours: 5 hours

Max Altitude: 2,470 m, Lama Hotel

On this day we will trek down to Syabrubensi. It will take us about 5 hours to reach the destination. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation.

We will spend the night in Syabrubesi.

Day 7
Day 08: Transfer to KTM

Travel Hours: 6-7 hours

Max Altitude: 1,550 m

On this day we will drive back to Kathmandu. Once we arrive at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotel. You can spend the rest of the day shopping, exploring the city premises or visiting restaurants. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 9
Day 09: Departure to Tribhuvan International Airport

Officially the trip end. Our representative will transfer to the International Airport, for your final departure flight to your home country.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off service by a private tourists vehicle
  • Airfare from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu
  • Sagarmatha National Park Entry and TIMS card fee
  • A professional English speaking guide
  • Accommodation Cost
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Cost
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes, vat and service charges

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Personal gear for trekking
  • Personal Expenses (Soft and alcoholic drinks, snacks, laundry, telephone bills etc.)
  • Gratitudes to the guide and porter

Q1. How fit do I have to be for trekking?

Langtang Valley Trek is suitable for average people who are moderately fit. Previous trekking experience is not required but if you’re experienced it will be plus point. To get fit for the trek, some physical exercise such as running, swimming, cycling, short-hiking is recommended before you embark on trek journey.

A person suffering from heart disease or any other pre-existing diseases must seek medical advice before considering the trek.

Q2. When is the best time to visit Langtang region?

October and November are considered as the best times to visit Langtang region.. The skies are clear and weather conditions are also pleasant during this season.

Likewise, March and April is another best time to trek Langtang region. The forested trail is covered in blooming Rhododendron. This adds extra charm to your trek.

Also, if you prefer trekking in a peaceful environment, then December, January, and February are also a good time for trekking in Langtang Valley.

June, July, and August marks monsoon season with heavy rainfall. Due to rain, the trail is slippery, muddy, and there is a high chance of landslides so this time is not considered good for trekking in this region.

Q3. Do I need travel insurance?

Yes, we highly recommend selecting a comprehensive Personal Travel Insurance Policy before you leave your home country. This should covers during trip cancellation, loss of baggage, airline delays, accident, theft and importantly helicopter evacuation. For your safety concern, insurance is compulsory before trekking in the Langtang region.

Q4. What type of accommodation can I expect on the trail?

During the trek, you’ll spend nights in clean and comfortable tea houses. The rooms are simple and usually, have two beds. Plus,you’ll have a comfortable sleep. Attached toilet facilities may not be available in all tea houses. In such situation, you may have to use the common toilets outside your rooms. WiFi facilities are available on the trekking route except for Dhunche.

Q5. What type of meal can I expect on the trail?

Most of the teahouse along the trails are run by locals. Almost all teahouses on the trail offer a menu with diverse western and local foods like Dal Bhat, Pasta, Noodles, Pizza, Momo, and the like. Also, they often serve seasonal vegetables and fruits.

Q6. Can I charge batteries and other electronic devices during the trek?

Yes, on the trail, most of the tea houses have electricity supply. At higher altitudes, the teahouses will charge you extra for charging your device. However, there are places where there’s no electricity available. For such situation you need to carry extra batteries.

Q7. What is altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). AMS means the momentous effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 m. The initial symptoms of altitude sickness includes:
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • A persistent headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness, fatigue, heavy legs
  • Slight swelling of hands and face
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Insomnia
The above mentioned symptoms of AMS need to be taken seriously. The only cure for altitude sickness is to descend to the lower elevation immediately. Although there is no method to train your body against altitudes, there are some ways you can prevent it :
  • Ascend slowly and gradually as you reach higher
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Take plenty of rest
  • Do not smoke, drink alcoholic and high caffeinated drinks
  • Eat high-calorie food

Q8. Will I be able to deal with high altitudes?

Altitude sickness can affect anyone regardless of age, gender, physical fitness, and previous experience with altitude. But don’t worry! Our itinerary are designed with enough acclimatization and rest day. You’ll get ample of time to ascend on your own pace. With enough acclimatization you can beat any heights you ascend to.

Q9. Do I need to hire a guide or porter?

Although you can trek to the Langtang region on your own, hiring a guide or porter is highly advised. A guide is a person who will help you navigate throughout the trail. They’ll be there in case of emergency. S/he knows the best place to eat and sleep.

A porter will carry your luggage for you. This will help you to enjoy long walks without feeling much tired.

Q10. What about gratuities?

Your guide or porter will not ask you for anything. However, at the end of the trip if s/he has done a good job, you can show your appreciation through a small gratitude.

Q11. Can I extend my holiday?

Yes! Beside Langtang region, there are many options to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. You can explore Annapurna and Everest region. You can even visit India, Tibet, or Bhutan. Also, you can go for some jungle safari in Chitwan National Park, rafting, canyoning, rock climbing, or short hiking around Kathmandu valley.

For trip extensions, you can directly call, Viber and WhatsApp at +977 9851060902 or send us an email at himalayasonfoot@gmail.com.

Q12. How do I book my Langtang Valley Trek?

Langtang Valley trek can be booked from anywhere in the world. Online booking can be done easily. Please call or email us for further information if you are unsure how to book with us.

Langtang Valley trek requires a number of essential trekking gear and equipment. It is a moderately trek. During the trek, you’ll go through different altitudes where the temperature fluctuates dramatically between night and day. Also, note that the item listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration.

The weight limit for your luggage is 15kg or 33 pounds. Remember your duffel bag will be carried by your porter but you need to carry a daypack on your own. Thus, smart and light packing is recommended.

For the Langtang Valley trek, your checklist should include the following things:

Head

  • Sun Hat
  • Wool or Synthetic hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck Warmer
  • Scarf / Balaclava

Upper Body

  • Full and half sleeve T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Wind / Waterproof shell jacket
  • Synthetic sports bras (for women)

Hand

  • Lightweight Inner Gloves (Fleece material)
  • Water/Windproof Outer Gloves

Lower Body

  • Underwear (Breathable)
  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Hiking shorts
  • Trekking pants
  • Windproof trousers
  • Casual Pants
  • Waterproof Shell pants (Breathable)

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots
  • Trekking shoes/ sandals
  • Hiking socks
  • Thermal socks
  • Gaiters (Optional)

Travel Bags

  • Duffel Bag
  • Backpack
  • Daypack

Sleeping Accessories

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Fleece Sleeping Bag Liner (Optional)
  • Ear Plugs (Optional)

Other Accessories

  • Trekking Poles
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp
  • Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder

Personal Gear and Medication

  • Trekking Towel
  • Pee Bottle or Funnel (Optional)
  • Small Locks
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Diamox
  • General Medication
  • Basi First Aid Kit
  • Sunscreen/ Lip Balm
  • Baby wipes
  • Toiletries
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

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Trip Facts

  • 5200m
  • Medium
  • Max 15

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