Langtang Valley Trek - 10 Days

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Langtang Valley Trek - 10 Days

  • Starting Cost
    US$ 1230
  • Duration:
    10 Days
  • Destinaiton:
    Langtang
  • Season:
    Spring & Autumn
  • Difficulty Level:
    Strenuous
  • Max Altitude:
    3,830 m

Highlight

  • Trek in the Langtang National Park, and explore Langtang, the valley of glaciers.
  • Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri 4,773m and Tsergo Ri 4,984m
  • Get a taste of authentic Yak cheese produced in the cheese factory nearby Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Explore the culture and lifestyle of the Langtang region.
  • Enjoy the magnificent view of Langtang Lirung 7,234m, Langtang Ri 7,205m, and Dorje Lakpa 6,966m

Overview

Just north of Kathmandu Valley, hugging the Tibetan border, lies the prominent region of Langtang. The Langtang Valley, a narrow gorge perfect for exploration of peaks, villages and gompas, was nearly destroyed by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, and is currently in the verge of complete restoration. 

This short trek takes place entirely within the confines of Langtang National Park. Where you’ll trek in the shadows of Langtang Lirung 7,234m, Langtang Ri 7,205m , and Dorje Lakpa 6,966m. You will explore the Kyanjin Gompa, sample locally produced Yak cheese, hike to Tsergo ri and Kyanjin ri and possibly catch a glimpse of a red panda or snow leopard during the trek.

 

Itinerary (Plan)

Time : 25 mins Drive
Max Altitude : 1,440 m
3 Star
N/A
  • Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Our representative will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel.
  • The program will be briefly explained on the way to the hotel.
  • Rest of the day varies depending on your arrival time; some activities can be arranged if you arrive by midday or late afternoon.

Time : 8 Hours
Max Altitude : 1,503 m
Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • After an early breakfast, we depart from the Kathmandu Valley and begin a scenic drive northwest towards Syabrubesi.
  • Along the way, we get to enjoy stunning views of raging rivers, terraced fields, rural Nepali villages, and the majestic Himalayas in the distance.
  • The road remains smooth until we reach Trishuli Bazaar, from there onwards we drive on gravel road until we reach the town of Syabrubesi.
  • Arrive at this lively trading hub nestled amid the mountains, with much to explore in the local area.

Time : 6 Hours
Max Altitude : 2,480 m
Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Depart Syabrubesi and begin your trek by crossing the Bhote Kosi river towards the Langtang Khola.
  • Follow the trail along the Langtang Khola, passing through fertile jungle areas and terraced fields.
  • Continue the climb to reach Rimche, located on the banks of the Langtang Khola.
  • From Rimche, trek further uphill towards your overnight stop in Lama Hotel. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the rare red panda and other local wildlife of the Langtang region.

Time : 6 Hours
Max Altitude : 3,430 m
Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • From Lama Hotel, continue the trek hugging the Langtang Khola, ascending through forest areas.
  • The Langtang Khola gets up close and personal with our trail in Riverside.
  • The narrow river valley eventually opens up at the wide meadows of Ghoda Tabela. This area was once home to a Tibetan resettlement project in the past.
  • Cross over to the east side of the river as we get closer to the main Langtang Village.
  • Spend the night in this picturesque village of Langtang,  surrounded by mountain vistas before continuing further up the valley tomorrow.

Time : 5 hours
Max Altitude : 3,830 m
Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • From Langtang Village, continue ascending up the widening valley, passing through small abandoned settlements.
  • Cross over several tributaries and glacial moraines as we make your way up to Kyanjin Gompa.
  • This beautiful mountain village sits nestled in the lap of the towering Langtang Lirung peak. Here lies a vantage point of  Kyanjin Ri at an elevation of 4,773m, from where we can get a view of the peaks nearby.

Time : Sightseeing Only
Max Altitude : 3,830 m
Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Spend an extra day in Kyanjin Gompa to properly acclimatize to the high altitude before proceeding further.
  • A must-visit is the famous cheese factory of Kyanjin - be sure to try some locally produced fresh cheese.
  • We go on a day hike to Langshisha Kharka and Tsergo Ri viewpoint at an altitude of 4,984m for panoramic Himalayan vistas.
  • From Tsergo Ri, take in breathtaking views of peaks like Langtang Lirung, Langtang II, and Yala Peak.
  • For those preferring a lighter day, simply relax and acclimatize in Kyanjin, soaking in the high alpine scenery.

Time : 6 Hours
Max Altitude : 2,480 m
Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel, where a new chapter of our adventure begins.

Time : 5 Hours
Max Altitude : 1,503 m
Guest House
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Descending from the mountains, we return to Syabru Besi, the starting point of our trek a week ago.

Time : 5 hours
Max Altitude : 1,440 m
3 Star
Breakfast, and Lunch
  • Brace yourself for a bit of a bumpy ride on our drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. . 
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and check into your hotel. Rest and relax after a long day of travel. 
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.

Time : 25 mins Drive
Max Altitude : 1,440 m
N/A
Breakfast

The grand finale of our adventure in the Langtang region has arrived! Today marks the conclusion of our remarkable 10-day trek of the Langtang Valley. Our airport representative will accompany you to the International Airport, ensuring a smooth departure for your journey back home.

 

As we bid you farewell, we hold the hope that your wanderlust brings you back to Nepal once more. Safe travels!

 

Live Weather

Real Tempreture
21.12 °C
Feels Like
21.72 °C
Humidity
93%
Cloud
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Cost Include

  • All airport transfers (international and domestic) via private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • All administrative expenses and government taxes.
  • Twin-sharing/double accommodation for 2 nights in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Twin-sharing guesthouse accommodation during the 7-night trek in the Langtang Region.
  • Standard meals throughout the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
  • First-aid trained, government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porters for luggage during the trek (1 porter for every 2 clients). Max weight limit for a porter- 18 kg (9 kg per trekker, weight limit). You can store non essential items in your hotel or at the DWT store.
  • Fee and Permits for Langtang National Park Permit and TIMS - Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please avail us with 2 passport size photos required for your permit).
  • Filtered water provided during the included meal.
  • Wages, accommodation, meals, gear, insurance, and medications for all staff.
  • 1 duffle or kit bag, trekking map and a trip completion certificate.

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • International flight fare and Airport Departure Tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa (Visa can be obtained easily upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, with a fee of (USD 30 for a 15-day visa, USD 50 for a 30-day visa and USD 125 for a 90-day visa).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any further expenses that are not included in the "Include" section.
  • Charges for any excess baggage (Limit: 9 kg per person) during the trek.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, or an early return from the trek.
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, boiled bottled water, hot beverages like tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot showers, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone calls, battery recharge fees, extra porters, etc).
  • Individual clothing and equipment.
  • Tips for staff, guides and porters.

Additional Information

Physical Fitness

  • Langtang Valley Trek is physically demanding, involving long hours of walking at high altitudes. Prioritize cardiovascular fitness, strength, and endurance in your training routine.
  • Consult with a healthcare professional before starting any fitness program, especially if you have pre-existing health conditions.

 

Altitude Sickness 

  • Understand the symptoms of altitude sickness (Acute Mountain Sickness - AMS) and be aware of the risks associated with ascending to high altitudes.
  • Acclimatization is crucial for your body to adjust to the increasing altitude.
  • Headache, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, and shortness of breath are common symptoms of altitude-related sickness. If you notice any of the signs, consult your guide and follow their directions.
  • When suffering from AMS, do not continue the trek; instead, stay at the same location or move to lower elevations.

 

Accommodations

  • Familiarize yourself with the teahouse accommodation system along the trail. These are basic lodges that provide meals and shelter.
  • The rooms are primarily on a twin-sharing basis.

 

Connectivity

  • Be aware that internet connectivity is limited, and you may not have access to it in certain areas.
  • Mobile Networks are unreliable.

 

Environment Considerations

  • Respect local customs and the environment. Follow the principles of "Leave No Trace" and contribute to responsible tourism.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle and purification tablets to reduce plastic waste.

 

Weather Condition

  • The best times to trek the Langtang Valley Trek are autumn (mid-September to November) and spring (March to early June). Temperature varies from 20°C (60°F) to -9°C (15.8°F) during March and early June, and during the peak seasons of September and November, it is around 22°C (71.6°F) to -5°C (23°F).
  • Trek in the favorable seasons and keep away from the rainy season (July and August). In the cold months of January and February, the temperature can drop to -16°C (3.2°F) and can be a little harsh in the mountains.
  • Traveling during bad weather conditions is the worst scenario possible, so always read the weather forecast or travel during peak seasons.

Trekking Permits and Documents 

Permits

  • Langtang National Park Permit- USD 15 for SAARC nation, USD 30 for foreigner
  • TIMS’ Card

Documents

  • Two passport-sized photos
  • A copy of international flight ticket
  • A copy of travel insurance 

 

Langtang Valley Trek Length and Elevation

Trek Length

  • 6 Days 
  • 2 Nights in Kathmandu

Elevations

The elevation factor poses a significant challenge throughout the trek. Altitude exceeding 3,000m most of the trek is dizzying for most people. Since most individuals aren't accustomed to such heights, the journey incorporates acclimatization days. The ascent in Langtang Valley Trek  is deliberately slow to allow for acclimatization and prioritize safety over speed.

 

Typically, daily elevation gains will fall within the 400-800m range. After days with substantial gains and higher altitudes, there's a pattern of including acclimatization days. These days serve a dual purpose, providing time for sightseeing and exploring the surrounding areas.

 

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Equipments

For the Langtang Valley Trek trek, you'll need a variety of equipment, clothing, and materials to ensure your comfort, safety, and success on the journey. Here's a comprehensive list:
 

Clothing

  1. Moisture-wicking base layers (Top and Bottom)
  2. Insulating layers (Fleece or Down Jacket)
  3. Waterproof and windproof outer shell jacket and pants
  4. Trekking pants and shorts
  5. Long-sleeve shirts and T-shirts
  6. Thermal gloves and waterproof gloves
  7. Beanies and Sun Hat
  8. Hiking socks and liner socks
  9. Gaiters (Neck/Leg)
  10. Scarfs and Balaclavas 

Footwear

  1. Well fItted Hiking Boots with Ankle support
  2. Ice Cleats (For Winter Months) 
  3. Casual Shoes and Sandals 

Equipment 

  1. Backpack (40-50 liters) with rain cover.
  2. Sleeping bag suitable for cold temperatures
  3. Trekking poles
  4.  Headlamp with extra batteries
  5. Sunglasses with UV protection
  6. Water bottles or hydration system
  7. Hydration bladder
  8. Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)

Creams and Medications 

  1. Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50 and above.
  2. Moisturizer 
  3. Lip Balm
  4. Healing Ointment
  5. Mosquito Repellent Cream 
  6. Cough Syrup 
  7. Medication for your Allergies 
  8. Blister Kit

 

Miscellaneous

  1. Waterproof cover for your backpack
  2. Energy Bars and Trial Mix
  3. Quick-dry towel
  4. Personal identification and necessary permits
  5. Money (cash) in small denominations
  6. Passport-size photos for permits
  7. Power bank or extra batteries
  8. Wet Wipes
  9. Pee bottle / Pee funnel for women
  10. Pillow Case

 

Remember, this list may vary based on personal preferences and the time of year you undertake the trek. Ensure that your gear is of good quality and suits the specific conditions of the Langtang region.

Route Map

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Freqeuntly Asked Questionnaire

Langtang Valley Trek is a trekking activity done entirely within the confines of Langtang National Park, in the shadow of Mount Langtang Lirung.

The most common way to start the Langtang Valley Trek is by driving to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. From there on you can begin trekking through the Langtang Region. The trek typically takes around 6 days.

The best time to trek the Langtang Valley is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to early June) and post-monsoon (autumn) season (Mid September to November) when the weather is relatively stable, and the skies are clear.

You will need one permit: Langtang National Park Permit. Additionally, you will need a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

The trek is challenging, and a good level of physical fitness is required. Regular cardiovascular exercises and strength training are recommended to prepare for the altitude and the demanding terrain.

Altitude sickness is a condition that occurs at higher elevations due to a decrease in the amount of oxygen. To prevent altitude sickness, it's essential to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually. If symptoms persist, descending to a lower altitude is crucial.

Essential items include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, a good backpack, a sleeping bag, and a first aid kit. It's essential to pack light but be prepared for changing weather conditions.

The temperature rating of the ISO-certified sleeping bag we lend is -10°C (14°F) comfort level.

We recommend having cash of around USD 15-20; it should suffice for any additional costs you may need for a day.

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