Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley Trek is a perfect replacement for trekkers who don't have time to trek other popular trekking trails in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp,Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp.Langtang is an area north of the Kathmandu Valley, in the Himalayas of Nepal, bordering Tibet.The Langtang valley passes through the grounds of the Langtang National Park, Nepal's first Himalayan National Park. Occasionally it is known as the Glaciers Valley and others as the Yak Valley. Whatever you want to refer to it, the trek leading to this alpine valley and beyond (Kyanjin Gompa) is enveloped by panoramic views through the Langtang range and features stunning views of Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m) and Shisha Pangma (8,013 m) - Tibet's tallest mountain. The Langtang Valley Trek is a self-sufficient tea house trek where you can find simple facilities such as a heated tent, a decent meal and hot baths, and a special treat - the local cheese. This trip will remain unforgettable to travelers for its stunning snow-capped hills, glacial moraines, mysterious river gush, rich flora and fauna, Tibetan-influenced holy shrines, yak caravans, magnificent grazing horses etc. Langtang Valley Trek starts with tours of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a drive to Syabrubesi the next day. Following our Langtang Valley Trek guide, we continue trekking to Kyangjin Gompa from the lower Langtang Valley area through small villages, farmlands and verdant forests. We also ascend Tserko Ri for amazing sunrise views around the Langtang ranges. Since, this trek is located in the Langtang National Park and gives you the opportunity to meet several species of animals and birds, the Red Panda being among the most famous.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our Wongchhu Peak Promotion's representative will welcome you and escort you to your confirmed hotel. After wrapping up the reservation process, you can relax and get freshen up for a mini tour of Thamel. Our company's team will guide you to get familiarize with some fantastic eateries, ATMs, currency trading houses, and other spots you may require during your stay in Thamel.
Day 2: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
After breakfast the following morning, you will depart for a full-day city tour of Kathmandu Valley. You can explore the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The high points of our sightseeing tour are the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the art history and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, which exemplify ancient Nepalese culture.
Patan City's famous fine arts and historical architecture will captivate you on a visit. When you get back to your hotel, you'll have opportunity to experience the neighborhood, enjoy supper, and maybe enjoy a leisurely stroll down the famous streets. Finally, the day comes to a close with a traditional Nepalese dinner at Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syaburbensi (1,460m/4,790ft)
We leave after breakfast and drive for around 7-8 hours via Kathmandu's northwestern hills. Along the way, you'll get beautiful views of white snowcapped summits such as Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and other minor peaks, as well as the lush landscape of hillocks, rivers, and villages. Through terraced fields and rural settlements, take in the Himalayan scenery and culture. Through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, and Dhunche, the beauty of foothills and ridgeline vistas gives the impression that you are approaching low ground. Before continuing on to Dhunche, we stop for lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar. We make our way to Syaburbensi for the night.
Day 4: Trek from Syafrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,103ft)
Today, we continue down the hill until we reach a fork in the route to the east, which drops rapidly off the crest and into a dense forest. The trail begins by weaving through the mild deciduous oak and maple forests that cover the valley's lower reaches before ascending into enormous stands of spruce, fir, and blue pine. Our pathways will skirt dangerous drops that plummet into a silt-laden river below while towering walls press in on us. We cross a bridge (1960m) over a stream of the Langtang Khola and then ascend up from the river, joining the old Langtang trail from Sherpa Gaon and Syabrubesi in an hour, shortly after the trail levels off. The Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chon gong is another hour away from this trail intersection. Tea house for the night. Walking time: 6-7 hours
Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft)
The day starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The tantalizing glimpse of snow-capped peaks starts appearing along with the short view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m). The trail ascends gradually as the valley opens up into classical U-shaped glacial. Follow the path across the helipad and yak pastures, climb briefly through rhododendrons and scattered Tamang villages. The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat-roofed Tibetan style house, and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village are worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. 4-5 hours trek.
Day 6: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,696ft)
The track continues beyond from Langtang, passing past the small yak-herding villages of Mundu, Sindum, and Yampha before retracing the Langtang Khola path to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). It's a 3-hour hike with vistas of mountains and snow-capped peaks. You can visit Yak Cheese Factory in the afternoon. The breathtaking natural surroundings and mountain views are breathtaking.
Day 7: Acclimatization day
Today is the trekking's relaxation and exploration day. We can visit the monastery and cheese factory, or hike up the moraine to observe the Langtang Lirung's stunning ice faces and cascading glaciers, or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), the trek's highest point. Hike easy for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have the option of going to Langshisa Kharka as a side trip. There are a variety of side journeys available, with numerous smaller isolated valleys in the adjacent areas to the north. Return to Kyanjin for the night.
Day 8: Trek back to Lama Hotel
Retrace your steps up the valley from Kyangjin, following the Langtang Khola to Mundu hamlet and then on to Ghora Tabela, following the Langtang Khola. Certainly, the descent will be faster than the ascent. Continue down the incline to Lama Hotel after lunch.
Day 9: Trek back to Syaburbensi
Retrace your steps back to Syabrubensi, taking in the tranquility of the forested hills. If you're feeling energetic, take the scenic way from Rimche to Syabru Besi through Sherpa Gaon; it'll take considerably longer to get to your final destination, but it'll be a beautiful detour.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Leisure Day
A day off in Kathmandu. You can book a tour of the city of Kathmandu Valley from our guide. On this day, you can explore several museums throughout the valley, including the Narayanhiti Museum, which was once the residence of Nepal's last king. You can also visit Nagarkot's hilltop. After some sightseeing in the valley's world heritage sites, you'll enjoy a farewell supper with your Nepali friends and guide. You and your guide may decide to prolong your stay for a Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and other activities.
Day 12: Departure
Finally, it's TIME TO SEE OFF. Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time, with the hope of seeing you again. You'll have plenty of time on the way home to plan your future excursion in Nepal's beautiful country.
- Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM for 2nights pre and two nights post-trek (total 4 nights), including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis,
- City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath,
- Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during the city tour,
- Tourist Bus from Ktm-Syabrubesi-Ktm,
- National park entrance fee,
- Teahouse trekking accommodations including food,
- Boiled water, tea, coffee, including all food,
- Guides & porters during the trek,
- Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag and trekking map,
- Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff,
- Welcome & Farewell Dinners.
- Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
- Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
- Beverages and alcoholic drinks on the trek,
- Personal trekking equipment,
- All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
- Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
- All other additional charges for additional services, including recommended TIP,
- Additional tips for a tour guide, others as one sees fit,
- Personal purchases.
1.0 Travel Documents
- Valid passport
- Credit/Debit card
- Passport size photo (6 pieces)
- Insurance paper and contact address
- Family contact number
2.0 Upper Body Wear
- Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
3.0 Lower Body Wear
- Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
- Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
- Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
- Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
- Gaiters for trekking boots
- Sun Cap
- Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
- Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)
- Thin fleece gloves
- Wind stopper/screen tap gloves
- Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
- Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
- Slipper (1 Pair)
7.0 Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
- Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
- Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
- Sleeping bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
8.0 Trekking Equipment
- Power Bank
- Pee Bottle
- Altimeter watch
- Pocket Knife
- Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
- Satellite Phone with credit
- Headlight 500-700Lumens
- Spare Tape Slings/240cm
- Unlock Carabiner
- Lock Carabiner
9.0 Bag packs
- Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
10.0 Sun stuff
- Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
- Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
- Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
11.0 Toiletries (Personal)
- Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
- Garbage Bag
12.0 Eating & Drinkings
- 1 ltr. Water Bottle
- 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
- Spoon / Fork (opt.)
- Bowl (opt.)
13.0 Medical / First Aid
- Brufen / Ibuprofens
- Handy Plaster
- Crack Bandage
- Tincture Iodine
- Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
- Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
- Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
- Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
- Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
- Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
- Menstrual Products
- Nail cutter
- Umbrella /Raincoat
- Hot water bag
- Trails Maps
- GPS Tracker (Recommended)
- Hand & Toe Warmer
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