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Langtang Valley Trekking 11 Days

Price Start
USD 950  Per Person
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Activity Level

Sight Seeing and Trekking To Langtang ?

Group Size
1+20
Trip Code:
NLT-LVTP-11
Accommodation:
Tea Hous/Lodge/Kathmandu Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
4900 Meters
Season:
AUTUMN (Sept – Nov WINTER (Dec – Feb)Spring (March – May)Summer (Jun-Aug)
Meals:
Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
Destination:
Langtang Region, Nepal
Duration:
11
Grade:
Moderate
Transportation:
car/Bus
No of People Price
1-2 950
3-4 900
5-10 850

Trip Highlights

Langtang Valley Trekking

 

Nestled within the majestic Himalayan range of Nepal, the Langtang Valley Trek stands as a testament to the region’s breathtaking beauty and cultural richness. This trekking adventure takes enthusiasts through a pristine alpine landscape, offering a captivating blend of towering peaks, lush forests, and traditional Sherpa villages.

As one of the lesser-known trekking routes in Nepal, Langtang Valley provides an intimate and authentic experience for those seeking a genuine Himalayan adventure.

Geography and Location

The Langtang Valley is north of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. The trekking route is easily accessible, making it a popular choice for those looking to experience the Himalayas without venturing too far from the capital. The Langtang region shares borders with Tibet, adding an element of cultural diversity to the trek.

Trekking Route

The Langtang Valley Trek typically begins in Syabrubesi, a small village with a rich cultural heritage. The trail gradually ascends through dense forests, revealing glimpses of the Langtang River and its terraced fields.

Trekkers pass through charming villages like Lama Hotel, Ghore Tabela, and Langtang Village, each offering a unique perspective on the local way of life.

The trek continues towards Kyanjin Gompa, a key highlight of the journey. Snow-capped peaks surround this ancient monastery and offer a breathtaking panoramic view of the Langtang Himalayan range. The journey is about the destination and the immersive experience of trekking through rhododendron forests, alpine meadows, and crossing suspension bridges spanning turbulent mountain rivers.

Scenic Beauty

The Langtang Valley is renowned for its stunning landscapes, featuring an array of flora and fauna. Trekkers are treated to the sight of vibrant rhododendron forests, lush green valleys, and high-altitude meadows adorned with colorful wildflowers. Towering peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Langshisa Ri, provide a spectacular backdrop throughout the journey.

Wildlife enthusiasts can also spot native species like red pandas, Himalayan tahr, and various species of pheasants. The Langtang region’s national park is dedicated to conserving these unique ecosystems, adding an element of environmental awareness to the trek.

Cultural Encounters

Langtang Valley Trek offers a cultural immersion into the lives of the indigenous Tamang people who inhabit the region. Trekkers can visit traditional Tamang villages, where they can observe daily life, interact with locals, and gain insights into the area’s rich cultural heritage. The region’s strong ties to Tibetan Buddhism are evident in the numerous monasteries and prayer flags that dot the landscape.

Challenges and Considerations

While Langtang Valley Trek is considered moderate in terms of difficulty, trekkers should be prepared for the challenges posed by high altitudes. Acclimatization is crucial, and it’s recommended to allow ample time for the body to adjust to the thinning air. Adequate physical fitness and mental preparation are essential for a successful and enjoyable trek.

Conclusion

The Langtang Valley Trek is a hidden gem in Himalayan adventures. Offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and trekking challenges. This journey provides an unforgettable experience for those seeking an authentic Himalayas exploration. As trekkers traverse through picturesque landscapes and engage with local communities. The Langtang Valley Trek stands as a testament to the untamed allure of Nepal’s mountainous terrain.

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Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from our company and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, meet your trekking guide as well as other group members. Your guide will give you an introduction to the trip. Ask questions if you have doubts.

Accommodation:
Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast

After breakfast, spend a day traveling around the city and visiting many of its cultural heritages. Travel to the holy temple of Pashupatinath, and pay a visit to the world’s biggest stupa at Boudhanath. Visit the Swoyambhunath Temple, one of the oldest religious sites in the valley.

Proceed to the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square after lunch. Explore the rich architectural heritage of the square, which is also home to Kumari (living goddess). Attend a pre-trip discussion in the evening and met your fellow trekking staff. Have dinner at a local restaurant.

Accommodation:
Hotel
Maximum Altitude:
1,310m
Meals:
Breakfast

Start the journey soon after breakfast. Take the highway to the north of the city that twists and climbs over hills along the way. Enjoy some good views of the mountains and the Trishuli Valley en route. Drive past picturesque, rural landscapes and villages. Stay overnight in a local lodge in Syabrubesi.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,380m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Follow the banks of the Trishuli River after breakfast. Hike uphill for around two hours until you reach the Bamboo Village (1,850m/6,068ft). Stop for lunch. The surrounding forest is rich in wildlife. Look out for the hives of wild bees on the cliffs as you travel. Cross rivers at multiple points. Reach Lama Hotel. Spend your night at the hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,500m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your gradual ascend to the Langtang Valley, traveling through rhododendron and pine forests. Reach Ghora Tabela in three hours. Stop there for lunch. Walk for another three hours after lunch across a scenic trail to reach the Langtang Village. Spend your night in the village.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,430m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leave the village after breakfast and head for Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m). Enjoy the view of the Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung mountains upon reaching there. You have some free time in the evening to explore the surrounding areas. Visit the yak cheese factory and explore the monastery in Kyanjin Gompa.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,860m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You have the day for yourself. Rest, relax and explore the surrounding areas. You have the option of going out on a hike to the surrounding areas and climbing Cherku Ri (4984 meters). You can even walk further up the valley to the glacier at Langshisha Kharka.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
3,860m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Retrace your steps back to Lama Hotel. You have plenty of time to stop and take photographs along the way. Walk through the rhododendron and oak forests. Reach Lama Hotel. Spend your night at the hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,500m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your trail today passes through bamboo and rhododendron forests en route to Syabrubesi. Spot native wildlife of the area along the route. Enjoy a close-up view of Ganesh Himal. Walk down to the river before climbing up to the village of Syabru.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
2,380m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive back to Kathmandu after breakfast. It takes 6-7 hours to reach the Kathmandu Valley. On arrival in Kathmandu, our guide will transfer you to the hotel. You have the rest of the day for yourself. Carry out your last-minute shopping or explore the city before sitting down for a farewell dinner.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,130m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We wish you a happy journey and hope to see you back again. Enjoy our drop-off service to the airport, from where you will catch your flight back home.

Accommodation:
Hotel/Lodge
Maximum Altitude:
1,130m
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price & Dates

What's Included

  • Airport transfers, pick up and drop(in our own vehicle)
  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 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 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 dont 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 paperworks(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 Not Included

  • International Airfare
  • Your Visa Charges
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
  • Tips for guides and porters

Did You Know?

The highest point of Langtang Valley is Kyanjin Ri at 4,773m.

Syabrubesi is known as the gateway to the Langtang Valley trail.

You can view mountains like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Loenpo Gang, and Changbu from the Langtang Valley.

The best time to visit Langtang is from March to May and September to November.

Permits Required for the Langtang Trek

There are multiple permits that are necessary while trekking the Langtang Valley. These Permits are briefly explained below with the costs.

TIMS Card

In brief, there are three types of TIMS(Trekkers Information Management System). These green, blue and pink cards each signify something. For an individual trekker, a blue card is required with a cost of 20$. For someone who is trekking in a group, it will cost around 10$ for the blue card. Moreover, the pink TIMS card comes for a SAARC national with a cost of only 6$.

Langtang National Park Entry Permit

For any route you take, the moment you step foot in the Langtang National Park, you will be needing the Langtang National Park Entry Permit. This will cost you a total of 30$ excluding 13% VAT( Value Added Tax).

The cost differs if you are a SAARC National, for someone who is a SAARC national, the Langtang National Park Entry Permit comes at a cost of only 15$ excluding VAT. Moreover, the children under the age of 10 are not required permit to trek this region.

For the availability of this permit, you can go to Nepal Tourism Board located in Kathmandu, or you may also get those at the entry point in Bhunche.

Shivapuri National Park Entrance Fee

Some who are trekking enthusiasts, decided to trek all the way from Shivapuri National Park rather than from Syabrubeshi. Thus, for those trekkers, Shivapuri National Park Entrance Fee is required which will cost you 5$ excluding VAT.

In conclusion, these permits and entrance fees will all be managed by the trekking agency if you are trekking with any. 

How long is the hike to Langtang Valley?

The Langtang Valley trek typically takes 10 to 12 days to complete, covering approximately 51 miles (82 kilometers). The duration can vary depending on the chosen itinerary and individual trekking pace.

What will Happen if You Don’t Have A Permit?

Trekking permits are a crucial part of one’s journey in Nepal. There are frequent checkpoints around the trekking trail. These checkpoints require and check your permit. If you fail to show any, you will need to buy the permits with extra payments as a fine. In worst-case scenarios, you may also face charges by the law. Thus, always trek with a permit while trekking in Nepal.

For many managing permits may be a great headache, for those Nepal Lion Treks does a well job on assisting them.

How difficult is Langtang Valley trek?

Rated as a moderate trek, Langtang Valley presents moderate difficulty. Trekkers encounter diverse terrains, river crossings, and high altitudes. Adequate preparation and acclimatization are crucial. The challenge is rewarding, offering breathtaking landscapes and cultural experiences.

What is Langtang famous for?

The Langtang trek is famous for its stunning mountain views, diverse culture, and the opportunity to experience traditional Tamang village life. The trek takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and along the Langtang River. The highlight of the trek is reaching Kyanjin Gompa, a traditional Tibetan village located at the base of the Langtang Lirung glacier.

The trek also offers the chance to summit Langtang Ri and Tserko Ri for panoramic views of the Himalayas. Additionally, Langtang National Park, which the trek passes through, is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, making it a popular destination for nature enthusiasts.

Do you need a guide for Langtang Trek?

Langtang trek is somewhat remote compared to famous base camp treks. But choosing a guide is totally up to you. Factors like how safe you feel in the trails of the Himalayas determine whether you need a guide or not. Also, spending a few bucks for a guide will really be a great investment in the Long term. Trekking the Langtang valley without a guide can be challenging, but is doable without a guide too.

Is Langtang Valley trek worth it?

The Langtang Valley trek is worth every step. Its scenic beauty, cultural immersion, and lesser-touristy atmosphere make it a unique Himalayan experience. Trekkers revel in panoramic mountain views, encounters with local communities, and the overall authenticity of this hidden gem in Nepal’s trekking scene.

How long of a walk is Langtang Valley?

A trek of around 5-7 days will take you all the way to the Langtang Valley. An approx of about 77km/48 miles. You will be able to complete this trail in well around a week. Well, there are certain factors that define the rate you will finish your trek. Also, there are multiple side treks that you can add if you feel the trek ends fast.

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