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Langtang Valley Trek (9 Days)

Rated 5/5 based on 4 customer reviews

Trip Highlights

Duration: 09 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / Camping

Max Altitude: 3870 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Moderate

Lantang Valley lies in northern part of Nepal close to Tibet. Adventurer and writer Bill Tilman once described Langtang Valley as “the most beautiful valley in the world”- a citation that is so unbelievably true.

The major highlight of the Langtang Valley Trek is the breathtaking views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal Ranges and the amazing glimpses of Langtang glaciers. Langtang ranges also host several exciting trekking peaks for climbing. The entire valley is an integral part of Langtang National Park, one of the oldest national parks in Nepal. Rare and endangered Red Panda found in region is a flag species of the park. Other interesting highlight of the trek includes a visit to the local cheese factory in Kyangjin and Sing gompas, a chance to try out local cheese.

Langtang Valley is inhabited by Tamang communities who still follow age-old cultural customs and Buddhist practices. Ancient Buddhist monasteries and Gompas dot the valley’s landscape and the spiritual air pervades their everyday chores.

Langtang Valley trail is an easy trek suitable for all age groups, ranging from young to old. The trek can be done any time of the year.

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition offers both regular and customized packages to our clients. Our packages are meticulously designed with the help of our professional trekking guides and staffs. Please contact us for further details.

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) takes about eight hours.

Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) takes about five and a half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five hours.

Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours.

Day 06: This is a day for rest in Kyangjin Gompa while you can do some excursions in and around the area.

Day 07: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon takes about five hours.

Day 09: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus takes about nine hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) takes about eight hours.

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) takes about five and a half hours.

The trek today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and Tibetan Himal ranges. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five hours.

The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drops to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide area (1810m.). Thereafter your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) before going along a level path to Lama Hotel. En-route you can see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six hours.

At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. You can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. 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 months. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours.

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and 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. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding you in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and several other peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: This is a day for rest in Kyangjin Gompa while you can do some excursions in and around 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 [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel takes about six hours.

From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon takes about five hours.

The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Sherpa and Tamang villages. The first half of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does a steep descent to Syabru Besi (1600m.). The main inhabitants belong to the Tamang community who has adopted Tibetan lifestyle. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus takes about nine hours.

You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive to Trishuli Bazaar is along a gravel and bumpy road. You then access a well paved road to Kathmandu.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea hose) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for the guide and porter
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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Clients Reviews

Langtang Valley Trekking - October 2013

(5/5)

Dear Nava,
First of all thank you for excellent trekking in Langtang Valley that I did at the end of October with your agency (after fifteen years!). It has been a really pleasure going the same places I have been years ago.

As going with you was purely coincidence, it turned out as good as it can get. Because of that I am really sorry that I was not able to come to your office to thank you.

However, the trek was perfect for me not just because of Langtang and beautiful weather, but also because of the guide that was with me.

Ratna Prasad was perfect for me not just because we are almost the same age, but also because he is very experienced, helpful and, for me very important reason, very careful and not the type that needs a lot of talking/words to be understood.

Through the entire trek we had a good time and not a single problem.

We did everything I wanted, walk a lot places I did not see for the first time and did a lot of by pass roads that were on my wish list.

Please tell him how happy I am with his work. He is real a cool guy!

Hope to see you next year, if not for sure in two years time!

Hope will do some trekking with your agency as soon as possible!

Regards

Andrej Jaklič

We have a very nice trekking in Langtang valley.

(5/5)

We have a very nice trekking in Langtang valley. The weather it was Sun shining. We like so much the Nepali people in the valley and the guide it was funny and is a good guide and good person.

Wonderful trek to the Langtang Valley....

(5/5)

Shailesh took us on a wonderful trek to the Langatng Valley. He was a brilliant guide, took great care of us and lead a superb sense of humour. The Langtang Valley was harder walk even expected but a beautiful place. Thank you Shailesh, you are one in a million!

Elspeth Louise Phillips
Rivallon Monsell
Kritsana Chinayon Phillips
Vanessa Cockman
Anthony James Phillips
Veronica Phillips
David Phillips
United Kingdom & Thailand
24th October, 2012

Will always remember this trek

(5/5)

Thank you for the amazing experience of trekking in the Langtang valley. Dinesh was as amazing guide and always took care of me during the entire trek. I would not been able to make it without his motivation and positive spirit. I will always remember this trek and will definitely be back to Nepal in the future. Thank you so much the memories and the experiences that will last a life time.

Always Grateful,

Jason Malone
Brooklyn, USA
09/11/2011

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