Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trek is also called the valley of glaciers trek. The Langtang Himal region lies to the North part of Kathmandu valley and lies to the South of Tibetan border. The Langtang valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. Some of the popular peaks are Langtang Himal, Naya Khanga, Lirung, Gangchenpo, Langtang Ri, and many more. Not to mention, the river is formed by the ice melted from the Langtang Himal, thus, is named as Langtang river.
Langtang valley has become famous ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8027m in Tibet. The course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikunda is full of diversity. Thus, it has been attracting many tourists every year.
During the rainy season, we suggest you visit the valley because you will encounter the valley covered with beautiful flowers. These wide varieties of flowers make the view of the valley really eye-catching. You may capture as many pictures as you can. Therefore, the Langtang Valley Trek is also known as the treasure house of Alpine plants. Apart from that, you follow through the trail covered mostly with the Rhododendron and Pine forest. If you visit during the blooming season of rhododendron, then, you may get the chance to see many other colors of rhododendrons.
This isolated region is inhabited by Tamang’s whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to Tibetan. Unfortunately, the earthquake hit this area very hard and all the traditional houses got destroyed. But, the houses are re-built now and people are back to their normal life. Still, some scars do remain in their life. One very shocking things you will see is a house that didn’t get destroyed even during the earthquake. This is because the house lied below the rocky mountain and saved it. This is the only house built in a traditional way remained in Langtang valley now.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
After arrival in the International airport at Kathmandu you will be greeted by our representative from kharpunath travels & tour(KTT) Treks and transfer to hotel. After having some rest there we will be discussing about the trek details and necessary equipments that you need while trekking. We will organize a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepalese restaurant with fine meal at the evening and overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
On this particular day we start our tour with experience guide and takes you to the several most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, world heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the renowned and wonderful Swoyambhunath which is also called 'Monkey Temple' and Buddhists shrine (Baudha Nath). In the day time, there will be a pre-trip discussion about the trekking equipment and we will meet the trek leader as well. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche Camp (1966m)
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche camp provides a panoramic view of the Mountains, small community and villages, beautiful river gorges and waterfalls, fascinating impenetrable forests, scenic terraced fields, where local citizens are ploughing the field and working. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth and afterwards the trail heads along the gravel road. On the time of Monsoon, the trail is blocked due to the landslides. From Kathmandu you take either local bus or land cruiser. Overnight stay at tented camp or hotels.
Day 4: Day 04 Trek Dhunche to Syabru Gaun( 2100m/6hrs) Camp
On this particular day we walk throughout the quiet and passive path which gives a beautiful sight of Mountains, small Tamang communities. Once it became hectic when path linked Syabru Bensi, trekkers did not use this path any more. Beginning from Dhunche would help for acclimatization instead getting fast to Langtang. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular; brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here you can enjoy spectacular view of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges and so on.
Day 5: Trek Syabrugaun to Lama Hotel (2380m) Camp
On this day path move down along the edge then go down to the river valley throughout terraced meadows and fascinating forests, then path climb up slowly throughout the river valley giving the mouthwatering scenic beauty of waterfall, dense forest to Lama Hotel. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provides the trekker supplies
Day 6: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m)
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village through Ghore Tabela takes us approximately six hours. As you keep on mounting there are irregular views of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghore Tabela, the path appears from the forest. While trekking here, you can catch a sight of Monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. 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. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the Langtang Village, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The settlements of Langtang and its neighboring villages are the flat roofed Tibetan style, encircled by stone walls surrounded fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.
Day 7: Trek Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3800m/3hrs)-Camp
Easily walking a couple of hours by enjoying the scenic beauty of mountains we will arrive at Kyangjin for Lunch. After having a delicious lunch we will ascend towards Kyangjin RI at the elevation of 4300m. 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. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m), Langtang RI (6370m.), and Langtang Lirung (7245m) and so on.
Day 8: Rest Day
On this particular day we take rest at Kyangjin Gompa and explore around to see the scenic beauty. On this day you can visit the beautiful monastery and the cheese factory. You can also hike up the moraine to view the fantastic ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or climb Kyangjin RI (4350 m), straightly behind the village for breath taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
Day 9: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m)
On this day we walk to Lama Hotel from Kyangjin Gompa. From Kyangjin we repeat our path following the Langtang Khola to Langtang valley and on to the Ghore Tabela. We have our lunch at Ghore Tabela and start trek vertical fall to Lama Hotel.
Day 10: Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi
On this particular day we walk from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi through Sherpa Guan which takes approximately five hours. The upper part of the path is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountain and green hill views. This trail is widen and remains sunny through the various Sherpa and Tamang communities. The first half of the path is gradually descent to the Syabru Besi (1600 m). The main residents of this place are Tamang Community and they have espoused the Tibetan lifestyle.
Day 11: Drive Shyabrubensi to Kathmandu
On this day we drive from Shyabrubensi to Kathmandu by bus or car, which will take us approximately nine hours to reach Kathmandu.
Day 12: Leisure day in Kathmandu
This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance. You will enjoy there.
Day 13: Departure
Our representative from Adventure Mission Nepal (AMN) Treks will take you from hotel to the airport and on the way we will discuss about the experience of the trek and leave the airport after wishing to have a great journey.
- Entry Fees
- Airport Pick-up and Drop
- Transportation as per itinerary
- Guide, Driver, and Porter
- Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Tea)
- First-Aid Kit
- Welcome/Farewell Dinner
- All Taxes
- International airfares and airport tax
- Nepal Entry Visa Fees (USD 25/40/100- 15/30/100 Days, Cash On Arrival)
- Trekking Equipment
- Personal expenses such as laundry, liquor, room service, phone bills, bar bills, etc
- Tips to Guide, Porter, and Driver
- Your Travel Insurance
- Any cost occurs from any unfavorable condition such as landslide, bad weather, flight cancellation etc.