10 DAYS
Langtang Trek
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"The Langtang Valley has long been a favorite trek due to its expansive views, authentic Tamang culture, heartwarming hospitality, and accessibility from Kathmandu".

Before the 2015 earthquakes, the trail through Langtang, Helambu, and Manaslu were favorite options for trekkers looking for a short, sharp dose of Himalayan trekking without the hassle of flying to distant trailheads. Unfortunately, the devastating earthquake that took place in April 2015 had an enormous effect on the region, but aid and reconstruction have recently reopened this valley to trekking again. Not only it is a beautiful trek, but your visit will also provide vital support for local livelihoods. 

Langtang trek is a trek with real heart.  The Langtang Valley is considered as one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and was once the darling of trekkers seeking stunning landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality — all within easy reach of Kathmandu.

However, the visitors are less these days in the Valley as the people of Langtang are continuing to rebuild their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Survivors of the landslides caused by the devastating earthquake were forced to leave the valley, but now they have come back to reclaim their homeland, rebuild their homes and re-establish their farms.

Trekking in this picturesque valley will support the people by providing much-needed income to rebuild in a sustainable manner and secure way. This is not a charity but a business end of sustainable travel, where your travel choices can respectfully support local people while preserving their dignity, their culture and their way of life. Be wowed by nature, be humbled by the human spirit and be a part of local solutions when you choose to trek in Langtang Valley.

The trek starts at the small town of Syabru Besi. You will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery). After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyangjin Ri (peak), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains are truly spectacular, you retrace your route back down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu. If you want to shorten your trip and running out of the time then consider adding a helicopter ride from Kyanjin, this will surely prevent you from retracing the route all the way back, you'll experience an unforgettable view that can't be had any other way.
Contact our specialists if you are interested in doing the Langtang Trek, who will arrange your trek in an organized manner.
 


Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek


  • Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m.
  • Visit Buddhist Tibetan village at Langtang Valley
  • Stunning views points of Chorkari Ri 5050m.
  • less tourist trek with intact Tibetan culture and the option of climbing up to 5,000m.
  • Moderate to difficult with rugged trail forest walking and altitude over 3,000m.

Itinerary

  • One night.
  • 3-star Hotel
Welcome to the country of Mt. Everest! As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representatives will receive you and transfer to the hotel which you have booked in Kathmandu. Hotel staffs will complete check-in and manage for your accommodation. We organize a welcome dinner at the Resturant in the evening with our team.
  • 6 to 7 hours.
  • Guest House
Leave Kathmandu early for the seven-hour journey to the Langtang Valley. The road climbs high over ridges as it leaves the Kathmandu Valley, and provides impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region ahead. We drive through the bustling town of Trisuli before climbing towards Dunche and the Langtang National Park. After the town of Dhunche, it is another hour downhill to Syabru Besi and your lodge for the night.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Today’s trail crosses the Bhote Kosi — meaning ‘Tibet River’ — which flows from nearby Tibet. It then gradually climbs through sub-tropical forests to join the trail from Syabru Besi, then climbing through uninhabited oak and rhododendron forests. Look out for langur monkeys in the trees. The trail through the forest up to Lama Hotel becomes steep, but the reward is a comfortable bed in a cozy lodge in the small settlement.
  • 5 to 6 hours.
  • Guest House
The trail continues to climb through forest, with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3,000 m. / 9,842 ft) the trail emerges from the forest and the mountains loom on either side of the valley. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepal Army post with 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. You will probably glimpse your first yak if you haven’t already. The next part of the trail is a somber reminder of the 2015 earthquake. Where Langtang village once was, with numerous lodges, there is now only a huge rock field. Spare a thought for the Nepalis and tourists who lost their lives here, and remember that your journey here will help support the survivors. Mundu is just half an hour’s walk further on. The old houses here are a reminder of what all the villages once looked like in this valley. Most of the lodges and homes in this area are now built in a more modern style.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
From Mundu, the trail climbs gradually through 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, which is a good place to stock up for lunch and afternoon snacks. As you will arrive by lunchtime there is time to take it easy in the afternoon or explore the area. If you are feeling energetic, head up the Valley towards Langshisha Kharka to see some of the amazing views.
  • One day.
  • Guest house
Today you can rest or explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Guest House
From Kyangjin retrace the route you followed up the valley, following the Langtang Khola to Mundu village and on to Ghora Tabela. The descent will certainly be faster than the ascent. After lunch, continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Guest House
Continue retracing your steps to Syabru Besi, enjoying the quiet forested hills. If you are feeling fit, take the spectacular route from Rimche via Sherpa Gaon to Syabru Besi; it will take much longer to reach the ultimate destination, but it’s a stunning detour.
  • 6 to 7 hours
  • 3-star hotel
Traveling from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu is an exciting journey along the bending roadway with full of views of green hills and gorges. You will be transferred to the hotel where you either have leisure time or you may catch the last moments exploring the missed sights or shopping for gifts to your nearest ones. In the evening, we organize the celebration dinner together.
  • 25 minutes
  • None
As it is the last day, we have to bid goodbye to the guest as a visit to Nepal comes to the end of this time. If you have time enough, you can have sightseeing and purchasing the token of love from Nepal. Before 3 hours of scheduled flight, our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking representatives will take you to the TIA. We hope you will be planning for another adventure-trip while you are on returning back to your homeland. You can extend your Nepal stay if you have time and money too.

Services

What's Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi and back to Kathmandu in local bus
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with a family environment
  • Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation, and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don't have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paper works( Langtang National park permit, TIMS etc)
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region

What's Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Your Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on the charted helicopter.

Equipments

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Good to Know

Accommodation

A beautiful Langtang Valley was destroyed by a devastating earthquake that took place on April 2015, plenty of settlements were affected, within a short period of time; the valley was re-setup with plenty of comfortable lodges. You will be accommodating in a 3-star hotel during your stay in Kathmandu and the rest of your days in the teahouses/lodges.


Meals and drinks during the trek

You will be served Breakfast in Kathmandu. Teahouses of this trail serve you authentic Nepalese food and International cuisine. All meals are included (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during your trek. We recommend you bring water purifying pills; however, you have options of buying bottled water.  Note that whenever you use bottled water make sure to throw in a trash bin.


Physical Fitness

Langtang trek is a moderate trek suitable for all walkers who enjoy walking 6-7 hours a day. Exercising regularly two-three weeks before embarking is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. First-time travelers do not require past trekking experience, but it is always a plus point if you have done before.


Best season to travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) are usually known as the best season to do a Langtang Trek. You are much more likely to see clear views throughout the year however we do not suggest you travel in monsoon season.
 

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10 Days
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Season
Sept-Dec/ Spring(Feb-May)
Region
Region
Langtang Region
Grade
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Moderate
Altitude
Altitude
5,000 m/16404 ft
Walking
Walking
Accommodation
Accommodation
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