11 days Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang valley trekking is one of the easiest, cheapest and shortest trekking in Langtang region. Furthermore, the easy transportation and pleasant trekking landscape make the Langtang valley trekking first choice among the trekker. Langtang valley trekking region has no 8000m mountain ranges. However, no trekker can deny it is equally versatile and adorable like other trekking regions. The Langtang valley trekking region offers a lot to enjoy from the different landscapes, vegetation, wildlife, along with the cultures of the Tamang people.
Although the lower trekking region of Langtang valley trekking has a uniform landscape and the dense vegetation, the upper region remains cold icy and isolated. Bamboo, Lama Hotel, Ghodetabela has the forest of rhododendron, pine, oak, bamboo, and juniper that provides shelter to numerous wildlife. Himalayan Black bear, red pandas, and musk deer are some wild animals found in these regions. The subalpine and alpine settlements like Langtang village, Kyanjing Gompa has open meadows for unrestricted views of mountains and peaks.
Tamang is the dominant cultural community in Langtang valley trekking region. The trekking is an opportunity to see the life of the Tamang People highly influenced by Tibetan culture and tradition. Especially around Langtang village. Most of the people engage in agriculture and animal husbandry along with few on tourism.
Altogether, Langtang valley trekking can be a perfect choice for amateur trekkers to start trekking in Nepal. This is cheap, short and the easiest trekking itinerary to alpine landscape of Nepal, that any trekker can expect. But without doubt, experienced trekkers also appreciate the trekking very well. In addition, a trekker can combine the trekking itinerary with Langtang Tamang Heritage trekking. Plus trekker can continue to Gosaikunda Helambu trekking or just can trek to Gosaikunda lake and complete the trekking in Dhunche, and drive back.
Though comparatively underrated, the trekking displays interesting and unique characteristics. Besides being easy and short trekking, it is a great alternative, to enjoy the temperate and alpine climatic zone of the region, within a few days of trekking.
Day 1 International Arrival in Kathmandu(1300m)
Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu,Permit preparation day, briefing by official executive, handing assignment to guide
Day 3 Drive to Syabrubeshi(1500m) in Private Vehicle or Local transportation.
Day 4 Trek From Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel(2400m)
Day 5 Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village(3440m)
Day 6 Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa(3870m)
Day 7 Exploration around Kyanjing Ri(4775m) and Tserko Ri(5030m)
Day 8 Trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel(2400m)
Day 9 Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubeshi (1500m)
Day 10 Drive back to Kathmandu(1300m) from Syabrubeshi
Day 11 International Departure
Detailed Day to Day Itinerary
30 Min. Hotel
We will drive you straight to your hotel in private vehicle as soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu. We will give you short briefing on our final agreed program. And if you are the first time traveler in Nepal we will give information about restaurant, ATM, money exchanges and other useful information until we meet for next day.
There are various major cultural historical and religious places around Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Pashupatinath, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar square are our top lists. Most of them are listed on UNESCO world heritage sites. Later in the evening we will arrange dinner with your trekking guide so you can know each other and talk about your trekking itineraries.
The only transportation to reach the Syabrubeshi is by road transportation. We strongly suggest you private vehicle over local vehicle because of the long tiring off-road driving. Couple of hours downhill from Kathmandu valley and we will drive by the bank of river till we reach Trishuli where we take lunch. The path from Trishuli to uphill narrow remote and bumpy till we reach Dhunche. We already can feel the change in vegetation and landscape as we reach Syabrubeshi. Syabrubeshi is a small town influenced by Tamang culture and is a hub for trekking tourists.
After your breakfast in Syabrubeshi we start our trekking crossing the suspension bridge. We continue with gentle path with small ups by the bank of Langtang Khola. Lower temperate vegetation mostly dominate the rocky path. Rohododendron ,oak and bamboo are the major plants that makes the forest dense and damp. After crossing the suspension bridge we climb steep to reach Lama Hotel. Lama Hotel is simply cluster of trekking tea houses surrounded by huge cliffs and dense forest.
The path extends as much as similar landscape along with temperate kind of vegetation till we reach Ghodetabela. The vegetation with Rohodendondron forest with pine trees is ideal habitat for Himalayan Bear and Red Panda. The local people more often claims spotting these animals around this region. The drop in temperature means you are in subalpine region. More three hour walk from Ghodetabela we are in Langtang village a subalpine village. We can see open majestic Langtang valley.
Today the path is very easy,gentle and short .We are heading much more to wide and deep valley of Langtang. Abundance number of small manis, chortens and prayer wheels are seen around as we pass-by. You can see many Snow capped peaks and massif glacier as you walk further. Langtnag Li-rung with height of 7234m is the highest peak we see. After reaching Kyanjing Gompa we will make brief excursion around the famous cheese factory and the Buddhist monastery at the top of village.
We will set some physical and mental challenges for today by exploring around Tserko-ri (5030m). The climb is uphill in yak-pasture till we reach the top of the hill. The magnificent views of all the peaks of Langtang Himal ranges and Ganesh Himal ranges from top of the Tseko-ri around on 360 degree angle will blow you away. After spending splendid moments we descend down to Kyanjing Gompa and have leisure time for rest of the afternoon.
We head back to Lama Hotel after taking breakfast in Kyanjing Gompa. The trail is downhill passing by Langtang Village and Ghodetabela. We can still have some glimpse of those mountains and peaks on your backside as you trek down to Lama Hotel.
The trail is still descending furthermore by the bank of Langtang Khola. Trekking between the rhododendron, bamboo and oak forest is mesmerizing on itself. You can enjoy the last trekking dinner with your guide and porter as a tribute to their hard work for making your trekking successful.
We drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubeshi. The road is bumpy narrow and zig zag but the landscapes and the people around you will make your drive easy and fun.
Our office representative will be in your hotel 3 hour prior your flight time to drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport.
- All Airport Transfers.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
- Tea House Accommodation during Trekking.
- 3 Meals in Trekking Breakfast Lunch & Dinner.
- Road transportation as per the agreement made.
- All the necessary trekking staffs and porters for the trekking including 1 English speaking guide.
- All the paper works and documents required for the trekking including all the permits.
- Sleeping Bag.
- Salary, wages, food, accommodation and transportation of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
- Insurance of all the Nepalese staffs during trekking.
- First Aid Kit Bag(specially for Nepali staffs).
- All local taxes and fares.
What's not included?
- International Flight Fare.
- Visa fees.
- Travel Insurance (mandatory) of all the clients that needs to cover medical and Helicopter evacuation.
- Expenses of Personal nature (Laundry bill/Telephone bill/Equipment Charging Bill/Bar bill etc).
- Expenses incurred due to the unexpected situation (Strike/Natural calamities).
- Tip to trekking staffs.
- All Expenses not mentioned on Cost Includes section.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Langtang Valley Trekking
1. What is Langtang valley trekking?
Langtang valley trekking receives after the Langtang valley on north of Nepal that shares boarder with Tibet. Popular for Tamang community with completely fascinating unique culture tradition and lifestyle.
2. How can I go to Langtang valley Trekking?
You can drive on private or local transportation to reach Syabrubeshi from where the trekking starts next day.
3. What is the landscape features of Langtang valley trekking in general?
The trekking that starts from tropical region with dense forest, terraced crop fields takes you to the alpine region with beautiful landscape shared by Tibet and Nepal.
4. Why Langtang valley trekking is popular?
The easy and short access reduces the trekking days significantly which is the main reason.Moreover, beautiful landscape, forest, terraced farm and high influence of Tamang culture and tradition has kept this trekking busy.
5. What kind of weather and temperature can I expect during trekking?
The weather and temperature is highly unpredictable on mountain but generally during March April May (spring) and September October November (autumn) you can expect clear and warm day while evening will be cloudy and cold. The temperature is freezing in morning and evening in upper trekking region while lower region has tolerable cold.
6. What equipment do I need to trek to Langtang valley trekking?
Good pair of trekking boots, thermal wear, fleece jacket, Down jacket, light weight wind cheater, trekking pants and shorts, long sleeve and short sleeves T-shirts, rug sack or duffel bag, personal day bag, gloves, enough pair of socks, sunglasses, headlight, woolen beanie caps, water bottle, personal toiletries , gadgets and books depending on number of days.
7. I am amateur trekker in Nepal, is this trekking suitable for me?
Yes, amateur trekker can trek to Langtang valley under our guidelines without any difficulties. In fact Langtang trekking region is highly appropriate for amateur trekkers to start trekking in Nepal.
8. How flexible is Langtang valley trekking itinerary?
Langtang trekking region is vague but unlike Everest and Annapurna the easy access to this trekking region makes the most of itineraries highly flexible.
9. What if I finish Langtang valley trekking before schedule date?
We strongly advise you to follow the agreed final itinerary since we do not refund the trekking money, but somehow if you finish earlier we will always try our best to adjust the reservation of your accommodation but cannot be guaranteed.
10. What permits and documents do I need to trek to Langtang valley trekking?
Langtang National park fee (Np fee ) and Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card is required to trek on this region.
11. What kind of food and Room can I expect during Langtang valley trekking?
Generally the food is fresh, tasty and can choose wide range of dishes from menu cooked by moderately professional cooks. You will get comfortable and clean common twin bed room throughout trekking.
12. What about drinking water during trekking?
Plastic water bottle are available in tea houses but it is highly recommended to avoid plastic bottles and use boil water instead, as well you may buy high grade water purification tablets on your home country or in Nepal.
13. What can I expect from Nepali staff?
Guide speaks good English so there will be no any problem for communication while porter might or might not speak English. Bt you can always speak with your guide to know more about the porter. Nepalese trekking guide are friendly and responsible with good sense of humor so you can open up for any conversation you like.
14. Do I need to buy Medical and evacuation Insurance?
Yes, this is mandatory. You can purchase the insurance policy on your home country or we can assist you to buy the policy in Nepal.
15. Do I need special vaccination or Medical assessment before starting Langtang Valley trekking?
Generally any kind of vaccination is not required. But,if you have long term health problem and under regular surveillance of your doctor it is recommended to consult your doctor. Though we provide basic medicines to our Nepalese staff but for you we advise to bring the general medicine from your own country.
16. Is there risk of Acute Mountain sickness (AMS)?
There is minimal risk of Acute Mountain Sickness(AMS) in Langtang trekking region however you always need to be alert.
17. What should I do if I get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)?
We are always concerned with your safety. We suggest talking with your guide ASAP and descend to safe altitude and if the situation doesn’t get any better we evacuate you immediately with helicopter and take you for further medical examination.
18. What is the price of Langtang valley trekking?
We have provided you various options on our website to know approximate price regarding the trekking in Nepal; however there is always room to reach final agreement through private emails if there is any. And we assure you there will be no any extra cost once we reach the agreement.
You are always welcome to send us private messages for the information that you could not find in this section regarding Langtang valley Trekking. We will always provide the accurate information within 12 hours upon receiving your messages.
Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.