Langtang Valley Trek-11 days

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Trip Duration
11 Days

Overview

Trekking Highlights:

“Enjoy grand panorama of high peaks of massive Langtang Himal range Explore traditional Tamang farm villages enriched with Buddhist culture Serene green woodland covered with tall rhododendron and pine trees Moderate country walks with great views of dramatic landscapes and peaks In the country where rare, elusive and endangered Red Panda habitats Cultural, scenic walks to beautiful Langtang valley enclosed by high mountains”

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode: On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Moderate with a touch of high altitude.

People and Culture: Populated by Tamang tribes of Buddhism religions with colorful impressive cultures.

Highest spot: At Kyanjin 3,830m / 12, 565ft high.

The region of Trekking: Nepal North Central Himalaya within Langtang Region.

Duration of walks: 07 Nights and 08 Days (with drives both ways).

Total Trip: 10 Nights and 11 Days (Arrival to final departure).

Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon June to August wet seasons, March to May wild-flowers are in blooming time, with clear morning for views and pleasant day for walks, October to December another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning and night times will be cold as per altitude wise.

Introduction:

Langtang Valley Trekking a perfect Himalayan holiday suitable to all age groups of people as this walk leads you to enjoy marvelous scenery of high Central Himalayan peaks, that includes Manaslu-Ganesh and Langtang with Jugal Himal located east of Langtang range. Langtang Valley Trekking leads you to the high scenic valley at Kyanjin enclosed by an array of towering peaks of Langtang Himal range where you will be overwhelmed with amazing views of dramatic scenery of mountains and dramatic landscapes and in the harmony of local Tamang immense Buddhist cultures. Langtang Valley Trekking a combination of scenic views with enjoyable time walking around traditional hill villages where you can soak in native colorful culture and custom, as well entering into lovely serene woodland of tall pines and rhododendron trees which makes an excellent home for elusive Red Panda and other wild-life. As walk leads into deep gorge covered with the dense forest as journey reaches into a wide scenic Langtang valley at Kyanjin the highest spot of the adventure where you will have enough time to immerse within the fabulous panorama of mountains. Starting this wonderful Langtang Valley Trekking taking an exciting drive towards the north of Kathmandu as Langtang Himal the nearest mountain destination from the capital as well the first National Park of Nepal Himalaya. Drive leads you to interesting farm villages and town to reach Dhunche, headquarter town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal and home of Tamang ancient mountain tribes of high Himalaya, where walk leads you ups along the mountain trails with constant views of snow-capped peaks to Langtang Valley and then back for exciting drive to Kathmandu, on completing a great exciting journey on Langtang Himal Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,503 m - 06 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,450 m - 06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m - 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,830m / 12, 565ft - 04 hrs.

Day 07: At Kyanjin rest day with local excursion.

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Drive to Syabrubesi - 06 hrs.

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel - 06 hrs.

Day 11: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the center of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information about the trek-local lodge-hotels- culture and other necessary information related to this trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, a free day reparation for Langtang Valley trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,503 m - 06 hrs.

Morning early morning start after breakfast, for long and interesting overland the journey towards Nepal’s North-West highway reaching warmer areas of Nuwakot at Trisuli Bazaar, as the drive continues to cooler region reaching in Dhunche headquarter town of Rasuwa district, where Langtang National Park starts. Drive continue following farm village on downhill till Syabrubesi village to end the driving journey of the day with a first overnight stop at Syabrubesi village.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,450 m -06 hrs.

From Syabrubesi walk starts heading high within farm areas and above a river to reach into the dense forest of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines and magnolia trees with some bamboo stalks, where Red Panda and other wild-life often seen around. On reaching a place near Bamboo, walk leads on a winding path to reach an open area surrounded within the forest at Lama Hotel having few good lodges for an overnight stop.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m – 06 hrs.

Morning walk leads into dense woodland around river gorge to reach a small place at Ghodetabela with few houses serving as a lodge, with time here for a possible lunch stop and then start walking into deep forest to reach our overnight destination at Langtang village encountering some Buddhist religious monuments of prayer walls and spinning bells. Populated by Tamang tribes where you can catch views of Langtang Lirung above the village, the area around Langtang was badly shaken and damaged from avalanche caused by April 25 th and May 15 th huge 2015 earthquakes, this and around other villages slowly getting back to normal life.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin 3,830 m / 12, 565 ft - 04 hrs.

From Langtang village, where morning leads to walk to reach at Kyanjin within scenic Langtang valley, with a short climb to reach a hill top and then on gradual path entering into a wide open valley of Langtang and at Kyanjin with many good lodges for an overnight stay. Kyanjin offers tremendous mountain panorama within the beautiful Langtang valley enclosed by an array of giant peaks.

Day 07: At Kyanjin rest day with local excursion.

A beautiful place for rest day where short excursion and hike takes you to scenic hill top at Tsherko-Ri or Kyanjin Ri rewards you with an outstanding panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m) towards south Chimsedang with arrays of peaks includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).

Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.

After lovely moments around beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin, where morning walks leads back on the same route, with ample to view places of interest. A nice walk leads you back into farm villages of Langtang and Ghodetabla and entering into dense rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach at Lama Hotel for overnight stops in the midst of wonderful green surroundings, located in a river gorge of upper Trisuli or Langtang Khola.

Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi - 06 hours walk.

Last day walk of marvelous journey heading back to Syabrubesi, morning trek leads on the same trail with much downhill through farm villages and terraced fields and eventually reaching at Bhote Kosi River which later joins with Trisuli River, after crossing a suspension bridge a pleasant walk brings you at Syabrubesi for last and final overnights around Langtang Himal area and at Rasuwa district.

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel - 06 hrs.

Morning drive back to Kathmandu on the same interesting highway with an exciting time as drive leads through rural farm villages and towns with views of mountains after six hours journey reaching in Kathmandu, then transfer to your respective hotels.

Day 11: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Langtang Valley treks with great service of Nepal High-Point Trekking and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.


Cost Details

  •  Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  •  Hotel or Tea Houses accommodation during trekking.
  •  All Meals - Breakfast / Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  •  All ground transportation on comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  •  A well trained and experienced, English speaking, Government licensed holders trekking guide.
  •  Porter services (2 guest = 1 porter) would carry 20 - 25kg.
  •  Staff cost - Their insurance, Food and accommodation, salary and insurance and airfare.
  •  All necessary paper works - National park permit and Nepal Government permit ( Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
  •  All Government and local taxes.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
  • Drinks, Beverage, Hot shower and heater charge.
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • TIPS.

Equiment Checklist

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Map

map

Departure Dates

No fixed departures.