Langtang Valley Trek takes you to Langtang Valley, home to Tamangs, an ethnic mountain community. As the region lies close to Kathmandu, you won't face any difficulty reaching the trailhead. Explore Langtang National Park, a treasurehouse of rare Himalayan flora and fauna. Walk past the culturally rich Tamang Heritage Trail. At Kyangjin Gompa, visit a cheese factory and sample yak cheese. When a devastating earthquake hit Nepal in the year 2015, Langtang was the worst affected among the trekking regions. Langtang, after the 2015 earthquake, needs visitors now more than ever. By choosing this trek, you will be contributing directly towards the welfare of local mountain communities.
Langtang Valley Trek is best suited for those looking for a short trekking adventure with amazing Himalayan views and unique mountain culture. Lying close to the capital, Langtang Region is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Our short Langtang Valley Trek takes you to the homeland of Tamangs, an ethnic group who migrated to Nepal from Tibet centuries ago.As the region lies close to Tibet, one can view Tibetan peaks en route to Kyangjin Gompa. Visit traditional homes of Tamangs and step inside ancient monasteries. Within days you will be walking along the glaciers tumbling down Langtang Himal. In addition, walk past Langtang National Park and get close to red pandas, langurs and a host of rare Himalayan flora and fauna.
Langtang Valley faced the full brunt of the earthquake that devastated Nepal in 2015. The village of Langtang was almost wiped up. A trek to this beautiful region not only rewards you with delightful views but also gives you a chance to help boost the local economy. After the 2015 earthquake, local homes as well as teahouses have also been rebuilt and now there are many new and modern teahouses dotting the trail. You won’t have to worry about acclimatization issues as most of the time you will be trekking below 4000 metres. Join this short Langtang Valley Trek and let our experienced trek leader guide you through this culturally and ecologically rich part of Nepal's Himalaya.
Are you looking for more challenging options? If you have already trekked through Langtang Valley and are looking for another adventure that will take you off-the-beaten-path, then we suggest you try some of our offbeat treks - Manaslu Trek - 17 days, Everest Three High Passes Trek - 20 days, Gokyo Ri and Everest Base Camp Trek -15 days, Khopra Ridge Trek - 10 days and Mardi Himal Trek - 10 days.
Welcome to Nepal! Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be there to meet you and drive you to your hotel. Check-in and take rest. In the afternoon or evening attend a pre-trek briefing where you will meet your trek leader. Check your gears for the final time. If you have missed out on any item on the kit list, buy or rent from any of the stores lining the streets of Thamel (Kathmandu’s tourist hub). Your trek leader can suggest some good stores. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Leaving Kathmandu, drive north towards Syabrubesi. En route drive past traditional farms, terraced fields and mountainsides filled with verdant forest. The road winds along pretty hillsides dotted with traditional rust-colored mud houses. Drive past the busy riverside settlement of Trishuli. Climb upwards to Dhunche before arriving in Syabrubesi. Once you arrive in Syabrubesi head to a teahouse and rest for the night. Overnight in Syabrubesi
Today is the first day of your trek. Wake up early and hit the trail. Enter Langtang National Park, one of the oldest and ecologically rich national parks in Nepal. The route goes past the Bhote Koshi River, that flows from Tibet. Walk past a thickly wooded trail filled with rhododendron and oak trees. Watch for monkeys swinging around in the trees while you follow a steep ascent up to Lama Hotel. Once you reach Lama Hotel, make your way to a teahouse and call it a day. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Take an upward trail through a dense forest. After you walk for sometime you get a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. Walk slowly as you cross the Ghode Tabela (Horse Stable) at 3000m. Enjoy the majesty of the Langtang Himal rearing in the background. Past Ghode Tabela, the trail leaves the forest and opens out. Mountains surround the landscape. Hike across Tamang villages and temporary shelters of yak herders, until you reach Langtang Village. The village was completely wiped out by a landslide during the 2015 earthquake. 243 people including 41 trekkers lost their lives. The new Langtang Village has been rebuilt 100 metres above the ruins of the old one. There are new teahouses and lodges offering food and accommodation to trekkers and travelers. Head to a teahouse and take some rest. Later take a walk through the old Langtang Village, which is now covered with stones and boulders. There’s a ‘Mani Wall Memorial’ dedicated to those who lost their lives during the earthquake. Day your respects to the departed souls. Overnight in Langtang Village
Walk further for about half an hour till you reach the settlement of Mundu. Mundu is a quaint settlement filled with traditional houses and modern teahouses. Take the trail that heads up to Kyangjin Gompa. Take an upward ascent and walk through yak pastures. Walk past glacial rivers and cross bridges. After walking for sometime you reach the village of Kyangjin Gompa. Your guide will lead you to a teahouse where your rooms are booked. After a brief rest, you can explore the village. This picturesque settlement lies at the foot of several small peaks and is named after an old Buddhist monastery (Kyangjin Gompa) located at the village. There’s also a cheese factory run by the government. Visit the monastery and the cheese factory. At the cheese factory, sample or buy some yak cheese. If the weather is clear, you can hike to the nearby hill of Kyangjin Ri (4,984m) and enjoy the sunset. Kyangjin Ri, which lies northeast of Kyangjin Gompa, is a popular vantage point in the Langtang Region. Ascend the small hill and enjoy the spectacular sunset over the snowcapped Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Langshisa (6427m) and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Overnight in Kyangjin Gompa.
Wake up early in the morning and head to Tserko Ri. The trail climbs up all the way to Tsergo Ri. Enjoy the mesmerizing mountain views. Savor the inspiring Himalayan panorama of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Yubra Himal etc. stretching towards the north and the south. You get to watch the frozen Langtang Lirung glacier tumbling down and the icefall in the middle of the peaks Changbu and Yubra. After enjoying these magnificent sights head back to Kyangjin Gompa. Overnight in Kyangjin Gompa.
From Kyangjin Gompa head down to Lama Hotel. Go downhill past ethnic Tamang villages. Having migrated from Tibet centuries ago, the Tamangs share a similar culture with the Tibetans. Follow the Langtang Khola (river in Nepali) and walk past Langtang Village and Ghore Tabela. Soak in picturesque sights of green alpine meadows and yaks grazing before you reach Lama Hotel. Once you reach the village head to a teahouse and take a well-deserved rest. Overnight in Lama Hotel
Leave Lama Hotel and trek to Thulo Syabru. The trail goes down gently and climbs up. As you walk through the forested trail, you are greeted with delightful sights. Langurs scamper around and swing in the overhead branches, rare Himalayan birds twitter and chirp in the background. If you are lucky you will get a rare sighting of a Red Panda napping on a tree trunk. The Red Pandas are nocturnal creatures and spend the daytime sleeping. A steep ascent through terraced fields brings you to Thulo Syabru. Located on a ridge top, the settlement offers mesmerizing views of the snow-covered peaks (Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal). Make your way to a teahouse where your room has been booked and take rest. Overnight in Thulo Syabru
Trek to Dhunche leaving Thulo Syabru. This is the final leg of your trek. The route dips down all the way to Dhunche. The trail is lined with rhododendron trees and if this trek is done in spring, bright red rhododendron blooms will fill the trail. Once you reach Dhunche head to a teahouse. In the evening celebrate the completion of your trek with your teammates and trekking crew. Overnight in Dhunche
Drive back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, check into your hotel and take rest. Stroll around Thamel and shop for souvenirs. Attend a farewell dinner (complimentary) to celebrate the completion of your Langtang adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu
Our representative will drop you to the international airport three hours prior to your flight’s departure. If you wish to explore more of Nepal or other Himalayan nations (Bhutan, India, Tibet) do let us know.
If you need to add an extra day in the itinerary before the start or at the end of your trek, please let us know beforehand. We will make the required arrangements (accommodation, day tour etc.) for you. Say if your flight’s scheduled arrival to Kathmandu is late at night then you will not be able to make an early departure (to Syabrubesi) on Day 2. You will have to stay an extra day. Likewise an extra day at the end of your grueling trek will allow you to relax your tired muscles.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
All ground transportation by comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
Farewell Dinner at the end of the trip
Accommodation in Kathmandu and on the trail included in this package. Stay for 2 nights at Hotel Shanker, a luxurious 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. A former royal palace of the Rana aristocrats, this grand old building has been renovated and converted into a charming four star establishment. The hotel lies close to foreign embassies, Thamel and the business centres. In addition to well-appointed rooms, the hotel features a spa, fitness centre, swimming pool, restaurants and a bar.
While trekking, 8 nights’ accommodation at teahouses or mountain lodges. En route, teahouses usually have basic accommodation facilities. Our effort will be to accommodate you at the best available lodges.
Accommodation on the Langtang Valley Trek is on twin-sharing basis. If you are traveling solo, you will be sharing the room with another traveler of the same sex. A single room will be available at an extra cost. Please note while single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu, on the trail it may be difficult to get single rooms
In Kathmandu, enjoy breakfast and farewell dinners.
While trekking, all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) will be provided on the trail. Breakfast and dinner will be served at the teahouse you will be staying at. Lunch will be at a local teahouse en route. Items on the menu consist of local dal-bhat (rice, lentils, curry), momo, chapattis, chowmein etc.
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Spring (March to May) and autumn (late September to November) are the ideal seasons for Langtang Valley Trek. During these seasons the days are neither too hot nor too cold. Expect nights to be cold. Above 4,000 meters, you can expect nighttime temperatures to drop as low as -10 degrees.
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If you have booked a package with us you won’t be spending much as accommodation and 3 meals are already included in your trip price. You may have to personally pay for items like beverages and drinks, extra snacks, hot showers, electronic device charging, wifi etc. USD 20 to 30 (NRS 2000-3000) per day will suffice.
As Langtang Region is not that developed like Annapurna and Everest Regions, the teahouses along the Langtang Route offer basic facilities. There will be a communal area for dining and recreation and bedrooms with two beds(with mattress, pillows, blankets) on either side. Most teahouses don’t offer rooms with attached toilet and bathroom. There will be one common toilet(western style) and bathroom used by all guests.
If you are physically fit and used to walking for long hours, you can definitely do this trek. Moreover if you are an active hiker, this trek will be easy for you. This trek is much easier then Everest Treks as it involves walking at a lower elevation. But we do recommend you to consult your physician before booking this trek.
No, Mount Everest is not visible from the Langtang but you will be able to enjoy glorious views of other 7000metre peaks and Tibetan peaks
As Langtang Region is a remote mountain region with very less development, banks and ATMs are almost non-existent along the trail. For spending money, you can withdraw money from an ATM in Kathmandu. Do carry local currency as teahouses or shops on the trail don’t accept foreign currency, You will get local currency when you with draw money from a local ATM booth in Kathmandu. If you have foreign currency with you and want to exchange it, you can easily do it at a money exchange counter.
Please do note that if you are traveling in a group, a member falling sick won’t disrupt your trip. While the sick person will be taken care of, the rest of the group will be able to continue with the trip.
If someone becomes ill on the trail your trekking guide will take the sick person’s condition on account and decide he or she shall continue with the trek or return to a lower elevation and wait for the rest of the group. If his or her condition is serious then the person will be flown by air ambulance to Kathmandu or Pokhara for expert medical attention. An assistant will take care of the sick person, while the rest of the group shall proceed onwards and complete the trip as per the itinerary.
If you want to add extra activities and sites to your itinerary it can be done. Our Travel Consultant will help you customize your trip. Just let us know which places you want to visit and what you want to do and we will add these in your itinerary.
We usually provide private comfortable vehicles to individual tourists. For groups we provide comfortable luxury buses for pick up and drop-offs.
While tipping is not mandatory it is a nice way of showing your appreciation to the people who have helped you enrich your holiday experience. It all depends on how far you are pleased and satisfied with their services. There is no fixed amount, but many of our clients offer 8-10 percent of the total tour price as tips.
You can store it at your hotel (most hotels in Kathmandu have storage facilities) or you can leave it at our office.
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