Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang is third popular trekking destination in Nepal. The narrow valley of Lantang is surrounded by the great Himalayan range to the north and snowy peak to the south. It lies to the south of the Tibetan border. Langtang area is declared as the first himalayan national park of Nepal. A visit to Langtang valley offer opportunities to explore villages, get familiar with Tamang tradition and culture, moderate climbing excursions and glaciers at relatively lower elevation. Langtang national park offers varierty of birds and wildlife views. It is homeland of wild Boar and red Panda. There is no reliable flight option to this area hence you have to take a local bus or private jeep.
Our 12 days Langtang Valley Trek starts from Kathmandu from where we will ride a bus to Syaphrubesi. The hike starts here at Syaphrubesi as we follow the trail which is slightly uphill all the way to Langtang Village via Rimche. The following day we will hike to the famous Kyangjin Gompa from where we will visit Tsergo Ri - the highest point of the whole trip. From here we can see spectacular panoramic mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Yubra, Kyimoshung, Tsergo Peak, Yansa Tsenji, Yala Peak, Langshisa Ri, Naya Kanga, Morimoto Peak, Yansa Tsenji and gang Chhenpo. Trekking along the Lama Hotel and Thulo Syaphru then further more to Dhunche we will return back to Kathmandu.
About Langtang Valley Trek
Trip Cost : USD 790
Duration : 12 days
Destination : Nepal
Trip Highlights: Close to kathmandu, offers moderate climbing excursions, close up mountain views, trek through forests to alpine valley, beautiful alpine views and interesting Tibetan village and culture.
Difficulty level: Medium
Max Elevation: 4983m
Best Months: February to May & September to December
Day 01: Welcome to Nepal
Welcome to the beautiful himalayan country Nepal.Our representative will receive you at Tribhuvan Internation Airport and take you to the hotel. If you have time you can roam around Kathmandu on the same day. However you will have day tour the next day around Kathmandu valley.
Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmnadu Valley
Today you will be going for a day tour around Kathmandu heritage and religious sites. Your tour guide will come to your hotel around 9:30 Am in the morning and you will be taken for a signtseeing. You will visit Patan Durbar Square - one of the World's heritage site at Lalitpur, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambunath - from where you can see the incredible view of Kathmandu valley and mountain ranges to the north and holy Pashupatinath temple - pious and holy place for hindus. After a day long tour you can arrange your trekking gears today as you will be starting your trekking the next day. You trekking guide will brief you about your trip for the coming days in the evening.Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Syaphrubesi (1460m)
Driving time: 7 hours
Be ready on time, your guide will come to your hotel and drive you to buspark by taxi. Catch the local bus from buspark to Syaphrubesi. FYI local bus is overcrowded so if you dont like to travel with the crowd you can take a private jeep(exclusive to trip cost). Along the way you will see local villages, farms, rivers and streams, green hills and mountains. After 7 hours of long drive you will reach Syaphrubesi. If you are interested you can visit local village around and visit the hydropower nearby. Today is your last day for shopping trekking gres, snacks, energy bars, etc. You will get basic accomodation facilities in the lodge and hotels here.
Day 04: Rimche(2560m)
Walking time: 6.5 hours
Your first day hiking starts today. After breakfast be mentally and physically prepared to climb up to Rimche. Cross the suspension bridge at Trishuli river and you have two options here: either you can take a easy lower trail by the bank of river to the right or go for relatively harder upper trail to the left. We suggest you to take a upper trail as you will get chances to see nice mountain view, valley view and traditional sherpa village. The first part of the trail is steeply uphill through the pine forest along the ridge of the hill, follow the ridge about 3 hours to get to Khangjim Village(2280m). Continue uphill to the Deurali from where you can see 360° spectacular mountain view and lower valley view. As you have already entered into Buddhist land you can see lots of pray wheels, pray flags, mani walls, chorten and monsateries around. From Deurali rest of the trail passes accross the vertical slope of the hill till Rimche. Stay overnight here.
Day 05: Langtang Village (3455m)
Walking time: 5.5 hours
Today the trail is easy slightly uphill all the way to our destination. Follow the bank of Langtang river through the huge forest of oaknuts, chestnuts, hemlocks, maples, birch, rhododendrons and pine trees. Along the way you can see the eye pleasing glimpses of Langtang lirung(7227m) mountain through the trees. You can see alpine grasslands, yaks and horses grazing on the meadows. The trail crosses the stream and reach Ghoda Tabela. The entry of your trekking permit is made here at Army checkpoint. Continue the trail that climbs gradually via Thangshyap(3140m), Chamki(3240m) to the large settlement of Langtang(3455m). The Langtang village is the headquarter of Langtang National Park. You can visit fresh cheese factory here. Around the village you can see mani walls, pray flags, pray wheels and monasteries. Stay overnight here.
Day 06: Kyangjin Gompa (3817m)
Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
Trail climbs slightly uphill alongside the bank of Langtang river leaving behind the Sindum and Yamphu (3640m) to the wider valley. Today you will pass some local village and farming land along the way. You will see completely different landscape as we leave the treelines behind. After reaching Kyangjin Gumba, if the weather is clear and if you have still more energy then hike to Kyangjin-ri(4775m) form where you can see panoramic mountain view. You will see Langtang Lirung(7246m), Yubra(6264m), Kyimoshung(6781m), Tsergo Peak(5719m), Yansa Tsenji(6567m),Yala peak(5732m), Langshisa RI (6412m), Gang Chhenpo and Naya Kanga(5863m). This area is pretty windy, do not forget to bring your warm cloths with you. Overnight at Kyangjin Gumba.
Day 07: Acclimatization day - Hiking to Tsergo Ri(4983m)
Walking time: 7 hours
Wake up early morning today then head to Tsergo Ri. Easy hike around half an hour then after crossing stream , rest of the trail is steeply uphill along the ridge to Tsergo Ri. Along the way whole day you will see magnificient mountain view, wild mountain goats and Tibetan snow cock. Around the hills you will see many yak grazing on the pasture. Do not forget to take some energy bar & packed lunch along with you to keep you moving in case of enery drain. You might experience some altitude sickness on the way so please do not panic rather walk slowly in a constant pace. Tsergo Ri is the highest point of your trip from where you can enjoy the marvelous 360° view of mountains such as Langtang Lirung (7246m), Yubra (6264m), Kyimoshung (6781m), Tsergo Peak (5719m), Yansa Tsenji (6567m),Yala peak (5732m), Langshisa Ri (6412m), Naya Kanga (5863m), Morimoto Peak (6150m), Yansa Tsenji (6567m), Gang Chhenpo (6378m) and Gangala pass. Descend all the way to Kyangjin. Mention that the trail is pretty long way down, steep and covered with rocky pebbles. Please be careful while stepping downhill as the trail is slippery. Overnight at Kyangjin.
Day 08: Lama Hotel (2560M)
Walking time: 6 hours
Today is the last day to get the close glimpse of mountains and snowy peaks so try to enjoy as much as you can. Now follow the trail alongside of Langtang Khola descending down. You will be following the previous trail till Lama hotel.You will see treelines appearing along the way as you descend to lower altitude and you will get enough oxygen. Overnight at lama Hotel.
Day 09: Thulo Syaphru(2228m)
Walking time: 5 hours
Until Rimche you have to follow same trail then take the left route descending to the valley. The trail is downhill till landslide(Pahero) then rest of the route is gradually uphill till Thulo Syaphru. You will pass through the huge forest of Oak nut, chestnut, birch, bamboo and on the other side of hill you can see cactus too. You might be see different wild animals, birds and beehives along the way. When you get to Thulo Syaphru, walk around the village from where you get glimpses of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtan Lirung, Gosain kunda hill & Tibetan Mountain range only if the weather is good. You have option for the next day: either you can go to Dhunche and return back to Kathmandu or go to Gosain Kunda - the famous hindu and buddhist pilgrimage area (exclusive to your trip cost). Stay overnight at Thulo Syaphru.
Day 10: Dhunche (2030m)
Walking time: 5 hours
After breakfast hike through the pine forest slightly downhill. The trail is narrow and covered by the dead leaves shed off by the trees along the route till Bharku then you need to walk through the gravelled track till Dhunche. Dhunche is the headquarter of Rasuwa district. Stay overnight here.
Day 11: Back to Kathmandu
Driving time: 6 hours
Catch a local bus to kathmandu Your trip guide will drop you to your hotel. You get one night accommodation in Kathmandu but if you like to stay longer you have to arrange by yourself. Since today is the last day of your stay in Nepal, buy some souvenirs and gifs to your family or friends.
Day 12: Departure from Kathmandu
Our staff will drop you to the airport and bid farewell. Please drop your feedback on the Incredible Treks website.
Our Package Includes:
- Pickups and drops from airport/hotel
- Accommodation in 3 star or 3 star equivalent hotels
- All 3 meals per day during the trek (BLD)
- An experienced English speaking trekking guide and porter
- Salary, accommodation, insurance and meals for guide
- Rescue and Travel arrangements
- Trekking gear (down jacket and sleeping bag)
- Complimentary trekking map per group
- All necessary paper works and permits, all government and local taxes
- Medical kit
Our Package Excludes:
- Tips to the guide, porters and drivers.
- Personal gears (Always available for hire)
- International air tickets
- Visa fees
- Medical evacuation when in emergency
- Travel insurance
- Extra drinks and liquors
- Any other expense not listed above
List of Equipment
- Waterproof walking boots with suitable ankle support .
- Loose, casual waterproof trousers for trekking.
- Thermal coats or fleece .
- Warm socks.
- Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
- Windproof, waterproof outers for higher altitudes.
- Wool or fleece cap.
- Day sack to be carried personally.
- Personal water bottle.
- Camera, spare battery and battery charger.
- Toilet items and towels.
- Hand sanitizer
- Warm gloves