Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition

GOVT REGD NO: 114523/070/071

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Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Overview

“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”

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: Sightseeing in Kathmandu, world heritage site

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: Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.

Day 08: Drive to Syabrubesi - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel - 06 hrs.

Day 10: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


 

Itenerary

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.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites. You will visit Pashupatinath (Hindu Temple), Baudanath stupa, Swyambhunath stupa (Mokey temple), Patan durbar square.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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What is Included?

    •  Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
    • 3 nights hotel accomodation in tourist standard hotel in kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with well trained city tour guide (Pashupatinath, Syambhunath, Baudanath, Patan city)
    • Tourist bus transportation Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
    • A well trained and experienced, English speaking, trekking guide (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary).
    • Two guest = 1 porter (his food, accomodation, insurance, salary) included .
    • All meals during trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
    • Accomodation during trekking (tea house/lodges/hotel).
    • Government permit (Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
    • Langtang region trekking permit
    • Trekking equipments (sleeping bag and down jacket).
    • Farewll dinner after trek
    • Trek Completion certificate
    • First Aid Kit.
    • All Government and local taxes.

    Note*

    1. If you would like to reduce any service included in package like, airport pick up drop, hotel in Kathmandu, poter, Kathmandu sightseeing, the cost will be reduced accrdingly. 

    2. If you would like to add any service which is not included in the package such as Kathmanu to Syabrubesi transprtation by private car, Luxurious star hotel in Kathmandu, white water rafting, we will arrange accordingly and that is subjected to extra cost.

What is Excluded?

    • Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
    • Food during your stay in Kathmandu and Pohara 
    • Drinks (tea, coffee, coke, beer), beverage, hot shower and heater charge during trekking.
    • Entry permit for temple and stupa during Kathmandu sightseeing

    Additional Services you May interested in:

    1. Everest Mountain Scenic flight 
    2. Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, Changunarayan Tour
    3. Sunrise View 
    4. Chitawan Jungle safari
    5. White water rafting

Equipment Checklist

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

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