Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Tour Info

  • LVT129
  • Nepal
  • 10 Nights, 11 days
  • Demanding
  • 4,980 meters (Tsergo Ri)
  • Sightseeing and Trekking
  • Kathmandu
  • Syafrubensi
  • Kathmandu - Syabru Besi - Lama Hotel - Kyanjin Gompa - Syabru Besi - Kathmandu
  • January to October

Overview:

 

Langtang Valley Trek is a short and easy trekking route lying north of the   Kathmandu Valley.   The trail passes through beautiful settlements of the indigenous Tamang people and allows trekkers an opportunity to observe their culture, tradition and lifestyle upclose. Lush forest, fast   flowing rivers,   numerous small streams and encounter with wildlife make this trek an amazing walking experience.   Further,   Langtang Valley is home to the endangered Red Panda and Snow Leopard. If you are lucky, you can watch these wild species   in their   habitat.   Langtang Valley Trek is ideal for those who are looking for a short trek rich in nature, culture and adventure.

 

Langtang Valley Trek

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1330 m).

 

Our representative will meet you upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer you to your hotel. Remaining time is free for independent activities. You can simply take a rest in your hotel room, or step out in the neighbor for a short stroll. In the evening, meet your guide and discuss about your equipment and trek program. O/N: Hotel.

 

Day 2: Full Day Sightseeing.

 

Today, our tour guide will   take you   for   full-day   sightseeing   of Kathmandu  Valley as we complete your permit formalities. We begin the day with a visit to Swoyambhunath Stupa — a landmark Buddhist temple in Kathmandu  and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Popular among   tourists as Monkey Temple,   the main attraction is a   white-washed dome and a glittering golden spire. Then we move on to Kathmandu Durbar Square – – another   UNESCO   World Heritage sites. Here you can see temples and monuments dating back to 17th century. It used to be the seat     of Malla rulers and the now deposed Shah kings. After lunch, we move to Bouddhanath Stupa — the biggest stupa complex in South Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also a white- washed dome capped by a glittering golden spire. The ambience here is quite amazing as you can see incense sticks burning and pilgrims circumnavigating the stupa chanting sacred mantras. It is believed to have been built in the 5th century. Then we move on to our hotel. O/N: Hotel.

 

Day 3: Drive to Syafrubensi (1550 m) — Approx 7 hrs.

 

After breakfast, we start our drive to   Syafrubensi. We leave   Kathmandu from   Nagdhunga pass   and drive   down winding roads to Galchhi Bazaar on the Prithvi Highway — that links Kathmandu with Pokhara. From there, we take the right road along the banks of the Trishuli River and start driving toward Syafrubensi. After crossing Betrabati, we start getting views of different snow- capped mountains, notably of Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges. The narrow road snakes through lush forest, terraced field and  the   beautiful  countryside. Passing   through   small   towns   like Kalikasthan and Dhunche, we finally reach Syafrubensi after crossing powerhouse of a hydroelectric project. O/N: Lodge.

 

 

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2450 m) — Approx 6-7 hours.

 

We hit the trail today. We begin the day after crossing the Bhotekoshi River, which originates in Tibet, and walk along the banks of Langtang Khola. After passing through a monastery of Guru Rimpoce, we follow the stone-paved trail till we cross the suspension bridge over Langtang Khola. After that, the trail makes a gradual climb to a small settlement of Bamboo. From here, the trail goes along the   sub-tropical   mainly of   oak, maple,   spruce, fir   and blue   pine and rhododendron trees. These forests are inhabited by yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears, among other wild species. From Bamboo we reach Rimche  (2400m)   before   ending our day’s walk at Lama Hotel. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 5: Trek to Langtang Village (3430 m) — Approx 4-5 hours.

 

 

We resume our trek after having breakfast at our lodge.   We begin the day   with a gentle climb initially. The trail soon becomes steeper as we gain altitude. We climb  through    hemlock, oak and   maple forest.   During spring,   blooming rhododendrons add colors to the forest. We get view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) far in the horizon as we progress forward. After crossing the river on a log bridge,   we make a   brief climb and   reach lush   meadows of   Ghora Tabela (2992m). The trail climbs further until a the valley opens up. We   continue   walking across   the the   helipad and yak pastures, and climb briefly through rhododendron forest and small Tamang settlements. After a brief walk from here, we reach the Langtang Village. The village, which was sept away by an avalanche after the 2015 earthquakes, has stood up and locals here are serving trekkers as usual. Langtang is one of the largest   settlements in the   region. Locals here grow buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. Yak farming is another profession of local people. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 m) — Approx 3 hours.

 

 

We are approaching closer to our destination. As usual, we resume walk after having breakfast at our lodge. The trail passes through the Langtang Village and  climbs a ridge   with a   beautiful   chorten. The   trail then   passes   along a beautiful mani wall, crossing a stream to the small village of Mundu (3442m). After crossing several   small   streams, the Kyanjin Gompa — the major landmark in this village — appear before us. Behind this beautiful monastery, we can see the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. After arriving in the village, we check into our lodge. After lunch, we have plenty of time to explore this village. We will visit a government-owned yak cheese factory. You can buy some as souvenirs for your friends and families back home. The village offers breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyanjin RI (4750m), Tsergo RI (5000m), Ganja la (5160m), Langshisa- Ri (6427m), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m), and several other peaks. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 7: Day hike to Tsergo Ri (4,980 m).

 

Tsergo Ri is the beautiful viewpoint above Kyanjin Gompa. It’s a strenous climb but view from the top is rewarding. From the top, you can get 360 degree views of mountains all around you including Mt Shishapangma in Tibet. The hike takes around four hours and you need to negotiate icy   zig-zag trail   till the top. We   can see a   wide range of Himalayan peaks as well as the Langtang Valley with the trail leading over to the famed    Ganja La Pass.   The last section of the trail is on a rocky surface. You can see prayer flags fluttering on the summit. The trail made be strenous, but views are among the best in the world. We then return to our lodge. Those looking for easier hike can try other alternatives like the hike to Kyanjin Ri which is a bit easier. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel — Approx 6 hrs.

 

Today, we begin return leg of our trek. After enjoying the mountains one last time, we gradually start walking toward the Langtang Village. We follow the same trail, descending along the banks of the  Langtang   Khola to Ghoda Tabela and further to Lama Hotel where we stop for the night. You will get different views   today compared to what you saw while going up. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 9: Trek to Syafrubensi — Approx 5 hrs.

 

This is going to be the last walking day of our trekking program. We resume walk after breakfast. The trail is mostly downhill   through   lush   vegetation.   Take time to observe unique culture, tradition and lifestyle of the indigenous Tamang people. Finally, we reach to our destination after crossing the Bhote Koshi River. O/N: Lodge.

 

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu — Approx 7 hrs.

 

Today, we drive   back to   Kathmandu.   The narrow   road winds down lush hill as we reach the flat lands of Trishuli Bazaar. From there, the road follows Trishuli River until Galchhi where we meet the highway linking Kathmandu with Pokhara. From there,   Kathmandu is only a   drive of some   two hours.   Upon arrival   in   Kathmandu, you   will be transferred to your hotel. In the evening, we will organize a farewell dinner for you offering you typical Nepali food while showcasing traditional Nepali songs and dances. O/N: Hotel.

 

 

Day 11: Departure.

 

Your last day in Nepal. Our representative will transfer you to the international airport for your return flight. If your flight is later in the afternoon, we can arrange you some activities if you are interested. While returning back, you will have plenty of time to reflect on this beautiful trek and plan your next holiday.

 

                                                                                             *** TOUR ENDS ***

    Price Includes

  • Airport Pickups and Drops in a Private Vehicle
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) During the Trek.
  • Teahouse Accommodation During the Trek
  • An Experienced Trekking Guide with Trekking Porter and Sherpa.
  • All Necessary Permits
  • Government Taxes and Our Service Charges.
  • First Aid Kit

    Price Not Includes

  • Purely Personal Expenses
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Travel,Health insurance.
  • Bar and Beverage.
  • Hot Shower in TeaHouse
  • Laundry
  • Tipping/Tips (Expected)

 

Trip Highlights:

 

  • Culture, tradition and lifestyle of ethnic Tamang people.
  • Beautiful settlements of Kyanjin and Langtang.
  • Kyanjin Gompa, mani wall, and numerous chhorten.
  • Hike to Tsergo Ri.
  • Breathtaking mountain views.

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