Overview

9 Days

Duration

All levels, Beginners

Difficulty

16 +

Age

Dec-Mar

Dates

Trekking

Activities

Nepal

Country

Langtang Valley Trekking

The Langtang Valley trekking route leads us through one of the most beautiful valleys in Nepal and right into the Langtang Village. However, the highlight of this route is Kyanjin Gompa: The heart of the Langtang National Park. From here you get the chance to explore the area more detailedly: Among other options, there is a monastery and a breathtaking peak that wait for you. This is a classic trekking route to experience local culture and traditions. Enjoy beautiful mountain views, lush forests and streaming rivers. Especially the local flora and fauna of the Langtang National Park will leave you stunned: From various bird species, over Nepal’s famous yaks, on to the chance of seeing the white monkey and many more unique animals. Especially beautiful are the mountain villages: Not only the simple but colorful houses, but also the green fields create a very special atmosphere of simplicity here.

Curious about life in the mountains? Welcome to Langtang Valley!

Itinerary Overview:

01 Drive to Syabrubesi (1450m) by local bus (approx. 8 hours drive)

02 Trek Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2480m) – 6-7 hrs walk

03 Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541m) – 5-6 hrs walk

04 Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m) – 3 hrs walk

05 Day hiking around Kyanjin Gompa

06 Kyanjin Gompa to Langtang Village (3541m) – 3 hrs walk

07 Langtang Village to Lama Hotel (2480m) – 4 hrs walk

08 Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaun (3000 m) and Khangjung – 5-6 hrs walk

09 Drive back to Kathmandu by local bus

 

If you have a little more time, how about some cultural sightseeing in Kathmandu?

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Itinerary details

1

Drive to Syabrubesi (1450m) by local bus

Let’s starts our journey from Kathmandu by entering the Langtang Valley region! Therefore we will take a local bus today, which also gives you a first hand experience of local Nepali culture. The picturesque ride takes approximately 8 hours to Syabrubesi. After driving around 30 km, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. Additionally, we get to take a glance at the enchanting panorama of the Himalayas. Say hello to Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. In Syabrubesi we stay overnight at tea house.
2

Trek to Changtang (2480m)

Finally we are going to start trekking today! From Syabrubesi our destination for the day is the Lama Hotel in Changtang, shortly after Rimche. Firstly the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola river. Then, the trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo. Later, you trek up gently to Rimche, situated at the river bank. This is a nice place to take a rest for lunch. Afterwards, we are going to continue walking to reach our overnight accommodation: The Lama Hotel. Along the route it might be possible to see red pandas, monkeys and maybe even bears, if you are lucky.

Walking time: 6-7 hours

3

Trek to Langtang Village (3541m)

Good morning in the mountains! Continuing our journey we are going to trek to the Langtang Village today!  At Ghora Tabela, the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you could be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the white monkey and some local bird species. Once, this was a Tibetan resettlement project. However, nowadays it is a Nepali army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze during the summer months. A small monastery is situated here, which we can visit shortly if you like. Then, we are going to arrive at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are in flat-roofed traditional Tibetan style. You will be surprised how beautiful the stone walls enclosed fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley fit into the landscape. We stay here overnight at tea house.

Walking time: 5-6 hours

4

Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m)

Today we are going to trek from Langtang Village to beautiful Kyanjin Gompa. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here are a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyanjin by lunch time, allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. Enjoy the dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. From this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m), Langtang Ri (6370m), Langtang Lirung (7245m) and many more. Stay overnight at tea house.

Walking time: 3 hours

5

Day hiking and back to Kyanjin Gompa

For better acclimatization and maximum enjoyment of the beautiful area, today is a rest day at Kyanjin Gompa. We will do some small hikes and undertake excursion in and around the region. There are many options: You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung. Or how about ascending Kyanjin Ri (4350m), directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks? We stay one more night in Kyanjin Gompa.
6

Kyanjin Gompa to Langtang Village (3541m)

From Kyangjin, we retrace our route following the Langtang Khola on to Ghora Tabela. After having lunch at Ghora Tabela, we trek the steep descent to Langtang Village, where we stay overnight at a tea house. We are much faster this time as we mostly walk downhill.

Walking time: 3 hours

7

Langtang Village to Lama Hotel (2480m)

From Langtang Village, we retrace our route following steep descent to Lama Hotel. Enjoy the colorful landscape one more time. However, this time from a different perspective! Stay overnight at tea house.

Walking time: 4 hours

8

Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaun (3000 m)

Our last day of trekking has come: We trek back from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi. The route leads us again via Sherpa Gaon. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Sherpa and Tamang villages. One more overnight stay at Syabrubesi.

Walking time: 5-6 hours

9

Drive back to Kathmandu

Say goodbye to the mountains as this is the last day of our journey. We are going to drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus, which takes about eight hours. Enjoy the drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas, before reaching busy Kathmandu.

Fix Departure

To join a group, please indicate one of the following dates in your booking:

March: 15 March
21 March
April: 03 April
19 April
September: 08 September
23 September
October: 05 October
20 October
November: 01 November
16 November
December: 04 December
19 December

More Info

About the Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley is a famous region in the Himalayas, north of the Kathmandu Valley. It borders Tibet to the north and includes the Langtang National Park, where many local folks settled. The majority of its residents are Tamang.

Especially unique for the Langtang area are the various flora and fauna species: Through the differing climatic zones in the park, there are many different trees, such as oak, maple, pines, rhododendron and many more. Animals that inhabit the park are, among others, black bears, white monkeys, red pandas, yaks, and various bird species. There are also stories that Yeti have been seen in the Langtang Valley.

Next to the Buddhist monastery in Kyanjin Gompa, another spiritual site are the Gosainkunda lakes, a pilgrimage site for Hindus.

The original Langtang Village was completely swiped away in 2015, by a massive avalanche as result of the earthquake.

Package Overview:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
JOIN GROUP 1 before departure from Kathmandu.
SERVICE INCLUDES
Transportation to trekking starting point and from ending point
Trekking Information Management System Fee (TIMS Fee)
National park Conservation Fee
Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
Services of English speaking trekking guide and porter (one porter for two people and the maximum weight carry by one porter is total 25kg)
Accommodation, meals, insurance, equipment and allowance of guide and porter.
Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary.
All applicable government taxes and service charges.
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Any accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
Any sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
Any international and domestic airfare
Your personal travel insurance and medical.
Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter, and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone calls etc.
Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents, and other occurrence, beyond our control.
Nepal visa fee.
Any other optional services not mentioned above as included.

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