Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek, 5 / 5 (7 votes)
20 Reviews
11 days

‘in the heart of Central Himalaya around Langtang mountains range and scenic valleys’               

Trip Highlights:

 “Interesting cultural sightseeing tour within historical areas of Kathmandu valley
Exciting and scenic drive towards Central Himalaya range around Langtang area
Exceptional views on daily walks visiting traditional Tamang villages of Buddhist culture
Pristine forest of tall rhododendron-pines-magnolia-oaks and fir trees a natural garden
Grand panorama of Langtang mountain range with stunning views from Kyanjin Gompa”

Brief Trip Outlook:

Mode of the Trip:       On Hotels – Tea-Houses and Lodge.
Trek Grade:                  Moderate with ups and downhill walks.
Trekking duration:      07 nights and 08 days (With drive both ways).
Highest elevation:      At 3,749 m at Kyanjin Gompa.
Total Trip:                    10 Nights & 11 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu).
Best Season:                All season except July & August wet months.
(March to May flowering season)

Introduction:

Nepal Base Camp Trek offers a delightful short adventure of a week duration, where all types of people can fit in, this will be a great scenic trek for families-school / collage groups and corporate people, this will be an excellent introductory walk for trekkers before joining main high-altitude trekking journey also.

This amazing walk to ‘Langtang Valley Panorama’ presents you with grand views of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) 08th highest Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m), Ghengu Liru or Langtang II (6,571m / 21,560ft), Kimshun (6,745m) Shalbachum (6,918 m) to the south, includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond it extends towards Jugal Himal, terminating at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).

To the east lies the upper meadow of Langtang valley where it ends into a massive mountain wall, forming frontier of Nepal and Tibet.

Langtang Valley Panorama starts from Kathmandu which is the closest mountain range of Central Himalaya of mere aerial distance of 35 k.m towards north as our journey continues with exciting scenic drive following a long winding uphill road to reach at our at Syabrubesi village.

Walking from Syabrubesi village towards Langtang Valley past scattered farm villages and terraces into pristine woodland of tall rhododendron, pines trees and bamboo where elusive and rare Red Panda habitats often seen during the walk, our trek continues walking into a river gorge passing traditional Tamang villages and then entering a wide Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa with awesome panorama of mountains.

After an enjoyable and mesmerizing time around Langtang valley heading back downhill back to Syabrubesi for the drive to Kathmandu where this marvelous country walks on Langtang Valley Panorama concludes.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315m | 4,270ft and transfer o hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m – 07 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m – 06 walks.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m via Ghoretabela  – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin for acclimatization and hikes.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2, 350m – 07 hrs.
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi- 06 hrs.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Day 11: International departure for home ward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,327 m and transfer to hotel.
On reaching Kathmandu international airport via various respective airlines, our Nepal Base Camp Treks guide or staff will receive you with warm welcome and then a short drive to your hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city.
After checking in your hotel rooms and getting refreshed join at the hotel lobby for group briefing and orientation program where our guide informs you regarding hotels, Kathmandu, Nepali culture, Langtang Valley Panorama Trekking with welcome dinner in a pleasant authentic Nepalese restaurant with culture program. 

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
In Kathmandu morning after breakfast and at given time our city guide will pick you up for sightseeing tour around places of interest around Kathmandu old part of the city, Kathmandu is famous for world heritage sites with tour of Pashupatinath a holy temple, Bouddhanath Stupa a Buddhist pilgrimage spot or tour of Kathmandu old Durbar (palace) Square and ancient 2,500 years old Swayambhunath, afternoon free for Langtang Valley Panorama Trekking preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m - 07 hrs journey.
Morning an exciting drive towards Rasuwa district to Langtang region as the ride leads towards high hills of with views of Himalayan peaks and rolling green hills, passing through many farm villages and towns to reach at a nice Tamang village at Syabrubesi after passing through Dhunche town, where Langtang National Park begins.

Syabrubesi located in the shadow of massive Central Himal of Ganesh and Langtang mountain range, a door to many treks to Langtang and Ganesh Himal area and as well route to Tibet border.  

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m - 06 hrs.
Our first day walk of this adventure leads to a bridge over Langtang Khola (river) later joins Trisuli River downstream. From here with uphill climb through scattered farm villages and terraces, and into a cool shade of forest reaching at Riverside a small settlement with few simple lodges, where the path from Upper or Thulo Syabru meets, after a rest or lunch break trek continues with a climb through beautiful forests of rhododendron, pines, bamboo tree lines, Langtang area is famous for rare and elusive Red Panda and other wildlife’s, after a good day’s walk reaching at Lama Hotel located in between forest surrounding and by the Langtang Khola.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m via Ghoretabela - 06 hrs.
Morning walk leads higher into a river gorge  within lovley woodlands of tall trees of pines, rhododendron and then following the river upstream past few houses and cattle herders shelters to reach cooler areas at Ghoretabela for lunch break, a nice spot with beautiful forest surrounding. From here 3 hours of good walk into forested area and then leaving the tree lines behind at Langtang village for overnight stop.

This is last permanent village before Kyanjin Gompa around Langtang Valley, with time to explore this interesting Tamang and Bhotias people village of Tibetan origin with similar life style interwoven into Buddhist religion and culture.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m - 04 hrs.
After a wonderful stop in Langtang village, morning walk leads to our highlight and main destination at Kyanjin, heading on winding uphill trail and as the deep gorge opens up into a wide beautiful valley with amazing views of snow capped mountains that surrounds Langtang valley, the path encounters several prayer or mani walls and then reaching at Kyanjin Gomba for two nights stop around this lovely valley shadowed by array of peaks with Langtang Lirung glacier just near from the lodges, and a cheese processing factory established some 35 years ago with help and support of Swiss assistance.

Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjin for acclimatization and hikes.
A perfect spot for rest day to acclimatize at this high altitude with many places for short hike and climb like to the hill top of Tsego and Kyanjin ri at over 4,000 meters top for better panorama of surrounding mountains.

From view point hill overlooking at Langtang Himal, beyond which lies Tibet. The major peaks include Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6571m / 21,560ft),  Langtang Lirung  (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum (6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak.

Beyond it continues to the Jugal Himal, ending with Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,929ft), extending further east on the upper meadows of the Langtang range ends in a huge and massive mountain wall, forming the border with Tibet.

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel 2, 350m - 07 hrs.
Morning catching the last view of this wonderful surrounding and high snow capped mountains in amazing Langtang valley, then heading downhill for another adventure on route Kathmandu, walk leads on the same route till Lama Hotel after a long descend with few short ups in between the walks.

Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi- 06 hrs.
After a great superb time around Kyanjin and Langtan valley, our last day walk of this fabulous trip leads downhill most of the way to reach the bridge above Bhote-Kosi (Upper Trisuli River) and then a pleasant walk back to Syabrubesi village.

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 hrs.
After a great country walk on the scenic trail to Langtang Panorama and around Central Himalaya, morning journey as the drive leads back to Kathmandu with few rest stops for refreshment and lunch, after 6 hours of good drive reaching back at busy city life in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Final International departure homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal with awesome time in the high hills and around Langtang Valley Panorama trekking, our staff will transfer you to Kathmandu international airport for your final flight back homeward bound or to respective countries.

Cost Details

           What is included on PACKAGES:

  • Airport Pick up and drop by private car/van in Kathmandu
  • 3 night tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubensi-back Kathmandu
  • Meals on the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with Tea/coffee
  • hotel/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Entrance fee and TIMS card fee
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide during the trek
  • Porters: (1 porter each 2 clients) during the trek
  • All guide & porter expenses with with their trekking insurance
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Government local taxes and service charge

         What is not include on PACKAGES:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Katmandu). Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) Than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than schedule Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Tripinfo

Size of group: 1-10 people          

Highest-Point: 4,700m/15,416ft

 Destination: Nepal        

Fitness level: Moderate 

 Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal  

 Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal                      

 Selected Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and full board meals during the trek                 

 Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek                

  • The best time to trek to the Langtang Valley Trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (October to first week of December). The temperature is moderate in these seasons and guarantees amazing panorama views through the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

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Manual Note

Your safety during the journey is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal Base Camp Treks and note that turbulent and cloudy weather is regular phenomenon along the Himalayas ranges.

Any Weather conditions and health condition of a group member, or unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the tentative itinerary. NBCT leader will try to ensure your trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if any required.

As a safeguard we recommend you to add a couple of extra days after your trek before you fly from Kathmandu to your onward destination.

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