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Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

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Trip Information

Trip Duration

10 Nights 11 Days

Difficulty Level

Difficult

Destination

Nepal

Maximum Height

5000 m

Guiding Method

Trekking

Best Season

All time

Highlights

  • Witness stunning views of the Himalayas in Langtang and Everest ranges including Langtang Lirung (7227m)
  • Explore the Langtang National Park and relish the sights of a variety of flora and fauna
  • Experience the unique culture of the Tamang communities
  • Visit the ancient monasteries like Kyanjin Gompa reflecting Tibetan influence
  • Summit the Tserko Ri (4984m) and enjoy the scintillating Himalayan panorama atop the peak

Starting from the silvery skyline adorned with the glistening tops of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang Ri (7,205m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Langshisha Ri (6,427m) and Shishapangma (8,013m) to the vibrant Tamang hamlets reached through the stunning trail nothing in this journey falls short of mesmerizingly beautiful. A diverse cast of floras and faunas adorn the hilly trail stretching through dense forests filled with pine, oak and rhododendron trees. The unspoiled beauty of the region perfectly complements the isolated trails making the journey a unique and authentic experience.

The Himalayan adventure begins from a tour around the UNESCO world heritage sites which boast rich cultural, religious, and historical experience. From the tranquil hills of the Kathmandu, we set off towards the enchanting Langtang valley stopping at the trailhead in Sybrubensi. Through enchanting forests filled with rhododendron and magnolia trees, we begin our journey towards the Lama Hotel which also gives us our first sighting of the Himalayas. The region adorned with seas of prayer flags and Chortens is a delight of nature as the Himalayan journey slowly snakes towards Langtang valley continuing on towards Kyanjin Gompa. The oldest monasteries of the region boast a stunning spiritual environment from the inside magnified by the Thangkha and intricate carvings on the wooden walls. Outside of a stunning Himalayan panorama stretches accommodating countless snowy summits glistening with the rays of the sun as the journey settles down. Taking a rest day at Kyanjin Gompa we begin our way down heading back to Lama Hotel and then onto Syabrubeshi’s which concludes our Himalayan adventure. Located a short distance away from the valley, Langtang Valley Trek is one of the closest journey offering a diverse cast of landscapes and unique culture that has been passed down from generation to generation. The region was once a prominent trading area with Tibet and the impact of which can still be seen in the religion and the local way of life.

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Itinerary

Upon arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. After checking in at the hotel, you can enjoy strolling around the streets and markets.

Accommodation
3 Star

Meal
Dinner

Transportation
Private car

Our journey begins with a tour around the Kathmandu Valley as we make our way to the premium destinations surrounding the local areas. Our adventure begins from the stupa of Swayambhunath. Enjoying the stunning views of the valley from this hill-top stupa, we head down to the Hindu site of Pashupatinath. After observing the Hindu rituals, we head to the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square and later end the day at Boudhanath in the evening. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation
3 Star

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private Car

After early morning breakfast we begin our journey heading towards the trailhead located at Sybrubensi. Heading out through the majestic Hills surrounding the valley, the journey heads along the winding Trishuli River. Continuing through stunning Hilly landscapes, the journey arrives at the picturesque town of Dhunche beyond which lies the town of Sybrubensi. Overnight stay at Sybrubensi.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Public Bus

Leaving the sandy banks of Trishuli, we begin our journey heading towards Lama Hotel heading north from Sybrubensi. Accompanied by picturesque landscapes and enchanting forests, the lonely trail continues through the occasional views of the Himalayas peeking through the declining hills. On crossing Bhotekoshi over the suspension bridge, the trail heads towards the hamlet of Bamboo before climbing onto the ridgeline leading to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today we head towards the Langtang village surrounded by the stunning Himalayan panorama. The journey heading away from Lama Hotel begins its gradual descent heading down towards the opening valley before once again beginning its steep ascent. Passing Gumanechok and Ghodatabela on the way, the trek reaches its conclusion for the day at Langtang Village. Overnight stay at Langtang Village.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

One of the shorter days of the trek, today, we make our way up the rugged Himalayan trail heading towards Kyanjin Gompa. Through the stunning Himalayan landscapes, the trail heads upwards crossing several clusters of settlements in between. The entry to Kyanjin Gompa is marked clearly with the seas of prayer flags and Chortens adorning the region. We spend the rest of the day reveling in the spirituality of the monastery and the stunning Himalayan scenery which surrounds it. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Taking daybreak, today, we explore Kyanjin Gompa and also head to the surrounding region for the day hike. For the day hike, Tserko Ri located at an altitude of 4,984m makes for a perfect spot. Through the slippery rugged Himalayan trail, the journey gradually ascends to the summit where an endless mountain panorama decorates the azure sky. Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Gangchempo (6,386m), Yala Peak (5,550m), and Langshisha Ri (6,427m) adorn the skyline surrounded by countless other Himalayas. Enjoying the majestic views of the Himalayas we make our way down back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

A long day ensues as we begin our descent heading back to Lama Hotel. The rugged Himalayan trail soon settles down beside the stunning Hilly landscape as alpine vegetation give way to lush green forests. With the majestic Himalayas to our back, we escape the closing valley landing back at Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

The final day of the trek takes us back to Sybrubensi where our journey comes to a close. The last day is a pleasant one with the trail mostly stretching over Nepali flat-lands avoiding the steeper sections of the journey. Surround by enchanting forests we continue our journey back home through the sandy banks of Langtang River. Overnight stay at Sybrubensi.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

The final day of our journey sees us take on the familiar bends of the Trishuli Highway as we once again find ourselves journeying through the sandy banks of Trishuli River. Surrounded by stunning Hilly landscapes, we reach Kathmandu heading directly back to the hotel. After refreshments, we can head to the local markets and shop souvenirs of the authentic standard. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation
3 Star

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Public Bus

Once again our representatives will drive you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us.

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private car

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What's Included

Meal

  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).

Accomodation

  • Lodge expenses during the trek.
  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (Can upgrade of the accommodations to luxury hotels / lodge is possible at extra cost).

Staffs & Crew

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.

Transportation

  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Kathmandu-Subrubesi –Kathmandu by public bus.

Permits & Paperworks

  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

Activities

  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.

Other

  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.

Complimentary Extras

  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • Local sim card
  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.

What's Not Included

  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

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Essential Info

 

Physical Fitness

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for visiting Nepal, and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in. With that said, for a standard trek of moderate grading (Everest Base Camp Trek is an example of moderate) the daily activity will be 7-8 hours, and elevation will generally not exceed 5,500 meters. The day’s trekking is sustained and will involve both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow. A typical day would include a number of climbs or descents of 500 meters or more, starting after breakfast, resting at lunch, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trek, it is important to begin a training requirement at least 4 months before departing for Nepal. Three to four hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking on the trek. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not the end goal, rather endurance is the focus, and will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

There are two main seasons in which Nepal sees the most amount of visitors. Fall (September through November) being the most popular, and spring (March to May) coming in close behind. The summer months of June, July and August are the monsoon season and as such the trails are mostly washed out, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Not to mention the view is non-existent. Still, there are a few places that lie in rain shadow areas and see significantly less rain if any at all, and summer can be a good time to visit these places. 

Winter in Nepal is dry, with very cold nights where temperatures can drop to -20°C at the highest altitudes, but the days are pleasant and sunny. Additionally, the trails are much less crowded during this time of year. In Kathmandu, maximum daytime temperatures reach around 20°C.

Fall is the most popular because it’s after the monsoons, and the air is dry, the days are sunny, and everything is green in the lower valleys from the excessive rains. Spring is a popular choice because some rain returns, but the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day begins with a cup of tea at around 6 in the morning. It is advised to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack in these early hours. After having breakfast, we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is designed to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. Following a good morning’s walk, we make stop for lunch at around 11.30 am. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop. You can explore the surrounding or use the time according to your own consent. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 3-4 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read or stroll around the area. You can converse with the local people and observe their lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations

During the length of the trek, the accommodation style is commonly referred to as teahouse. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, meeting place, and boarding house for tourists. Electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Teahouses may use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary.

Most teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place dormitories are the norm. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the teahouse and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove to provide heat. The menu will have Nepali style western foods such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Also on the menu is the traditional Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Travel Insurance

Many expeditions and tours require that travel insurance is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other treks and tours may not. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are few direct flights. Travel in and out can encounter some disruptions and if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are included. The next reason to choose insurance is that, though every safeguard is in place during your tour, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident. Read the fine print of insurance policies to ensure trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. It is impossible to have a relaxing trip without the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

For entry into Nepal, there are visa requirements everyone (except Indian nationals) must complete before being allowed to pass through immigration. This is for air travel as well as overland transportation. Most visitors may obtain a visa to enter Nepal, however, there are exceptions. There are a number of entry points where you can obtain the visa upon arriving by land, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one for air transport.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Three options are available for entry

15-day single entry: US $30

30-day single entry: US $50

90-day multiple entries: US $125

Please have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry, and have cash ready, preferably in US dollars, though there are other currencies Nepal Immigration accepts. If you are entering via overland, you must have US cash and 3 passport photos. For arrival by air, the kiosks at the airport take your picture for you.

For the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa information, visit the Nepal Department of Immigration website.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3000 meters. Some of the symptoms of AMS are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath and cerebral pain. The treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution. We also equip our staffs with cell phones and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking Water

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When choosing to visit less developed countries it is a concern that all travelers should consider. A few options are available when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water which could cause disruption of an otherwise fun adventure. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has not been opened previously. Plastic bottle refuse is a problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Your local outdoor store can help with choosing what option might be best to use in conjunction with a reusable bottle. Your guide can also steer you to water that has been filtered and purified so ask him or her what is available.

Arrival Instruction

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your name being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. The representatives are responsible to escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will see men offering you to carry luggage and take you to your destination as you exit the airport. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the designated representatives and follow their instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on your luggage and belongings to avoid any complications.

 

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