Duration: 11 days
Cost: USD 850
Trip Type: Tea House/Camping
Altitude: 4,983 m
Best Month: Feb-May & Sept-Dec
Langtang is the third popular trekking destination in Nepal. The narrow valley of Langtang 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 variety 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 Trekking starts from Kathmandu from where we will ride a bus to Shyaphrubesi. The hike starts here at Shyaphrubesi 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.
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: Shyaphrubesi (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: Lama Hotel (2470m)
Walking time: 6.5 hours
Your first day hiking starts today. After breakfast be mentally and physically prepared to climb up to Lama Hotel. 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 monasteries around. From Deurali the trails is almost flat (Bumpy Nepali flat style). 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: Kyanjin Gompa (3817m). Later explore Kyanjin Ri (4773m)
Walking time: 4 to 5 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 Kyanjin 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 Kyang]jin Gumba.
Day 07: Acclimatization day - Hiking to Tsergo Ri(4983m).
Walking time: 7-8 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: Shyaphrubesi (1460m)
Walking time: 6 hours
Today the trail is almost downhill. The trails goes through the forest and in this very day you can see the natural bee hives, wild lives etc. This day is perfect for the natural enthusiasts. Overnight at Shyaphrubesi.
Day 10: Back to Kathmandu
Driving time: 7-8 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 11: Departure from Kathmandu
Our staff will drop you to the airport and bid farewell. Please drop your feedback on the Incredible Treks website.
I went trekking with Krishna and 2 friends in 2017 across the Langtang valley. I was so impressed by the the friendliness, professionalism and knowledge from krishna that I booked another trek this month with his company. This time I had a similar experience, our guide Ram went above and beyond to ensure we were happy, comfortable and safe. I would definitely come back to incredible treks, and would highly recommend them.
I was also impressed by the great communication before and after the trek. Nabin always replied straight away to my emails and calls giving me detailed information regarding our proposed route and any follow up questions.
I feel that these guys are very genuine and it's possible to really trust them and feel a friendship growing.