The Langtang Valley has always been known for its natural beauty. So much so, that in 1976 the region was protected by the creation of Nepal’s first alpine national park – Langtang National Park.
The trek along the Langtang Khola river valley to the historic 700 years old Kyanjin Ghompa, Buddhist monastery, takes visitors through some of Nepal’s most beautiful Himalayan scenery. The trek also provides an opportunity to learn about the Tamang community that traces its heritage back to Tibet and the spread of Buddhism via the high-mountain pass trading routes from Tibet to Nepal and India.
Trekking the Langtang Valley is a beautiful experience at any time of the year. The valley and national park have a huge diversity on flora and fauna from forests with amazing bird life at the lower altitude western end of the valley, to countless very high altitude bare icy Himalayan peaks well above the tree line. In the lower forests, more than 200 species of bird have been recorded. While difficult to spot, you may also fine Himalayan black bear, red panda and Assam macaque. As you trek into the valley it gradually widens to a grassy meadow valley floor that has been home to yak herders for countless generations. At the eastern end of the valley, you will visit a traditional yak cheese factory and monastery and learn more about traditional village life. Higher up the mountain slopes you may catch a rare glimpse of Himalayan tahr and snow leopard.
Everyone treks the Himalaya to see and experience towering mountains whose icy peaks beckon you higher and higher. The Langtang Valley delivers beautiful mountain vistas on bother sides of the valley, with 7,234m Langtang Lirung, and countless neighbouring peaks, towering along the northern side of the valley. To the south is 5,710m Baden-Powell Scout Peak and many more peaks and challenging high passes that rim the valley. The valley is a landscape photographer’s dream. It almost does not matter where you point your camera, the scenery is stunning.
Another great appeal of the Langtang Valley is its easy, but a little bumpy, half-day drive access from Kathmandu and the easy walking trail that does not entail high passes or challenging altitudes. This is the perfect Himalaya introduction trek.
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After the arrival at the airport, our representative who will be present at the airport showing the placard of your name will pick up at the airport. And drive you to the hotel. On arrival check-in at the hotel where you will be accommodated during your Kathmandu stay. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, 8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which is the starting point of the trek, heading north on the windy road running at the bank of Trisuli river. You can go either by public bus or private vehicle but private vehicles are safe and highly recommended. You can observe the Chilime hydropower plant on Syabrubesi designed on the run-of-the-river model. Overnight at the Hotel. We will cover 120 kilometers during the journey.
After breakfast, we trek from Syabrubesi and cross Bhotekoshi and follow Langtang Khola for the gradual climb up to Bamboo and pass through landslide to reach Lama Hotel located at the elevation of 2470 meters from sea level. During the 6-7 hours trek, we gain an altitude of 1000 meters covering 11.3 kilometers to reach the Lama Hotel overnight.
After breakfast, we leave Lama Hotel and head toward Langtang village via GhoreTabela to enjoy the amazing scenery of green meadows utilized to graze Yak and for livestock of local people. We explore graceful monastery on way to Langtang valley. On 5-6 hours today trek, we cover 14.8 kilometers gaining the altitude of almost 950 meters for the overnight at Langtang valley
After breakfast, continue the trek on the gradual uphill trail that crosses green pasture as well as other tiny villages Mondoo, singdum for the overnight at Kyanjing Gompa. During the 4-5 hours trek, we cross 6.8 kilometers distance to reach Kyanjing Gompa; beautiful village encircled by towering Kyanjing Ri and Tserko Ri and we gain the altitude of almost 500 meters from yesterday overnight venue. We will explore the traditional Yak cheese factory on Kyanjing Gompa.
Today is rest day at Kyanjing Gompa for acclimatization. And we will ascend to Tserko Ri and enjoy the scenic beauty from the top of the hill then descend to Kyanjing for overnight stay.
After breakfast, the trek from Kyanjing Gompa on the downhill trail to reach Lama Hotel as from today onwards we will gradually descend to reach the next destination for the overnight. During the 7-8 hours trek, we cross 20.6 kilometers distance where we descend almost 1300 meters we will pass through forests and culturally adorned villages enjoying the different views of the snowy peaks.
After breakfast, we leave Lama Hotel retracing the trail on 4-5 hours trek on the descending trail as we descend 1100 meters from previous overnight destination and we pass beautiful village Sherpagaon, Kyanjim to reach the Syabrubesi to indicate the end of the trek. We cover 10.9 kilometers distance on the trek.
After breakfast, return drive to Kathmandu taking almost 9 hours.
We will drive you to airport according to your scheduled flight.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards and personal medical kit.
Itinerary and Dates: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. Your guide, and their Sherpa assistants, will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary. Our aim is to return you safely to Kathmandu in time for your departure flight booking.
Experience Required: This Trek is suitable for keen walkers who are able to walk for 6 – 7 hours each day, with a light rucksack. Some of the days are quite long, and walking feels more strenuous at altitude. Generally, the trail is a good quality, but occasionally it will be uneven and rocky.
Food & Accommodation: You will be accommodated in a teahouse each night, unless the itinerary stipulates tent camping is necessary on some nights. Teahouses are simple, locally-run guesthouses with twin-share or single rooms. Toilets and showers are of varying standards. Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised by the variety of food at the lodges.
What about our luggage: One porter will be shared between two trekking clients. Porters will carry a maximum of 12kgs per client. If you wish to, you may keep excess clothing and items in a storage room at your Kathmandu hotel.
What will the temperature be like: The weather obviously varies considerably by season and may also change drastically within a single day, particularly at high altitude. If your itinerary takes you above 3,000m need to be prepared for conditions that may range from -10 to 25 degrees on any day. Some useful weather data is available here: https://bit.ly/3vi7rHX You will also need good protections from sun and wind exposure. Contact us for a suggested trek packing list to suit your itinerary.
How much money should we bring: You will need to carry Nepali Rupee to pay for things not covered by your itinerary package. This may include bottled water; evening hot showers; additional food treats; additional hot drinks; equipment replacement or repairs; battery charging and gifts and tips. Shopping can also be done on your last day in Thamel. Talk with us in our office before departing on your trek and we can provide more advice and currency exchange.
What about Acute Mountaineering Sickness (AMS): AMS is essentially impossible to predict. Some people are affected, and other not. Only a very small percentage of people suffer serious effects. Effects may become apparent at any altitude, not just at the extremes of your itinerary.
Signs of AMS includes:
Prevention of AMS:
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