Langtang Valley Trekking - 11 Days

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Langtang Valley Trekking is the most popular trekking route near by Kathmandu towards the north. Langtang Valley trek is natural trekking route rich in cultural and natural heritage. The excellent views during the Langtang trekking is closer and into the wilderness area.

Highlight of Langtang Valley Trekking

  • You will lose at least 5-10 lbs
  • Trekking in Langtang Valley is a beautiful experience as it is also called ‘The Valley of Glaciers Trek’.
  • Langtang National Park protects the Valley which inhabits many animal species like, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan thar, Rhesus monkeys and, of course, Red Panda.
  • The region resembles cross culture as the area borders Tibet.

The Langtang valley trekking is hidden between the high and giant Himalayan range to the 150km north of Kathmandu.  The trek is easily accessible which offer trekkers to have authentic cultural experience, outstanding natural beauty, gorgeous  mountain scenery with lots of  glaciers, waterfalls and a wider range of diversity to  flora and fauna. Langtang Valley Trekking 11 Days is a peaceful trekking area for “beginners” and families – with friendly and welcoming tea houses in every village with accommodation facilities and a good variety of meals that offers.

The route of 11 Days Langtang Valley Trekking begins from Dhunche, a few village of Langtang region. The route follows the farmland and goes through a series of forests of rhododendron, bamboo, oaks, and pines. Passing through narrow valley of Langtang River covers the way to large alpine grassland of Kyanjin Gompa where the glacier meets the field. Yaks grazing in the footsteps of Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Dorjee Lakpa and many more mountains is captivating for any trek lovers.

The Langtang Valley Trek  officially start from a 7-8 hour switchback drive through fascinating Middle Hill forest and terraced farming countryside takes you to Dhunche at a comfortable 1950m. The trail move gradually uphill through the rhododendron and bamboo forests and assisting through Tamang and Tibetan settlements. Langtang valley trekking region is home of the people of Tamang ethnicity and a friendly people originally from Tibet, with their own culture, architecture and lifestyle.

As the trail rises towards Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), forests and ridged fields give way to scrub vegetation and open rocky ground and Gompas Mani walls and colorful prayer flags are attractive features along the way. A rest and accommodation day is set aside here with the option to trek to gorgeous viewpoints at 4600m on Tserko Ri of Magnificent views of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and its glaciers are possible from here . The return trek of Langtang Valley Trekking takes a different route which may result in few more days added to this trek to further explore the region.

Outline Itinerary

DayProgramElevation
1Arrival in Kathmandu1440m
2Sightseeing in Kathmandu1440m
3Kathmandu to Syabru Besi1460m
4Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel2480m
5Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley3430m
6Langtang Valley to Kyangin Gompa O/N in Kyangin Gompa3870m
7Leisure day in Kyangin Gompa  . O/N in Kyangin Gompa.3870m
8Kyangin Gompa to Lama Hotel  . O/N in Lama Hotel.2480m
9Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi .2250m
10Syabru Besi to Kathmandu.1440m
11Departure to Home

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/3,280ft)

When you arrive in Kathmandu airport, our agency representative will be waiting for you in the airport holding our company and your name play card. From airport our agency representative will escort you to the hotel which takes 20 min of driving. After you check in to the hotel, you will rest and fed your flight sickness till next day. At hotel we will brief you about your schedule and plan of your trip.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu (1400m)

After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River, BodhanathStupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world! Patan Durbar Square is the oldest city in the Kathmandu valley with age old tradition also called Lalitpur-the city of fine arts. The visit covers the Durbar Square, the Krishna temple, the Kumbheswore temple, the Golden temple and many more. SwayambhunathStupa-the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hillock also nick-named as monkey temple.

Day 3
Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1460m), O/N in Syabru Besi

After night stay at the hotel of Kathmandu we will head set to Syabrubesi which is 11 hr straight drive. The drive route to SyabruBesi tourist buses do not travel we make our journey in local buses. We provide the private transportation up on your services requested. We will have overnight stay in Syabrubesi and prepare ourselves for the trekking next day.

Day 4
Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2480m), O/N in Lama Hotel

From SyabruBesi we start our trekking along the Langtang River, continue hiking across waterfalls and finally stop in Rimche. Then trail descends to a settlement known as the Lama Hotel where we will have the night stay.

Day 5
Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3430m), O/N in Langtang Valley

Early in the morning from lama hotel we head towards Ghortabela. After ascending another 30 minutes brings us to a point where the Langtang Valley begins.

Day 6
Langtang Valley to Kyangin Gompa (3870m), O/N in Kyangin Gompa

From Langtang, it takes us about four hours of gentle ascension to reach KyanginGompa where we will spend a night and a day.

Day 7
Leisure day in Kyangin Gompa (3870m), . O/N in Kyangin Gompa.

A day in KyanginGompa gives us the opportunity to visit the famous Kyangin Monastery. After visiting the monastery we always have the option of going to the Yala cheese factory or the small lake behind Yala.

Day 8
Kyangin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m), . O/N in Lama Hotel.

After breakfast in KyanginGompa through the trail full beautifull view of Himalaya and retrace we will be back to Lama Hotel.

Day 9
Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (2250m), . O/N in Syabru Besi.

Today we head back to SyabruBesi while following the same trail full of beautifull view of Himalaya and along the Langtangriver.

Day 10
Syabru Besi to Kathmandu.

Staying night at SyabruBesi we head towards Kathmandu through long bus ride. Once in Kathmandu you have the option of being transferred to the airport or staying at a hotel.

Day 11
Departure to Home

Today is the last day of our trek. We will drop you airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight. If manage to stay some more days in Kathmandu and want to join short tours near Kathmandu valley than feel free to inform us. We are always here to help you.

Cost Include

  • Airport Pick and Drop by private Transport
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with B/B basic (One Night) (Centrally located, attach bathroom, hot and cold shower)
  • All government taxes and Langtang National Park entry fees as well as local charge
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System). We need two photograph each for permit.
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides (trained by Ministry of tourism), and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment’s, their food and accommodation).
  • 8 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipments
  • 8 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equpipments
  • 7 nights best Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Local Transport to Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag, down jacket/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • All necessary Domestic airport taxes.
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • Our Service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra nights hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein
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1. How difficult are the treks?

It depends on the individuals’ adaptation of walking in any situation and at any circumstances. It depends on the location and choice of trekkers. Both difficult as well as easy treks are available. Difficulty of the treks depends on the region of the trek and duration of it. Shorter treks tend to be easier while longer ones require some physical fitness.

2. How safe Women traveling alone with your company?

Completely, we assure the safety and security of the women travelling with us. We will provide the privacy that the women need. We will also give you a personal room on lodge and personal tent for camping while trekking.

3. What is tea house trekking?

Tea House Trek – is a trek during which at the end of each trekking day you stay for overnight in Tea Houses. “Trekking Guide Team Adventure” also organizes Camping Treks during which you stay for overnight in tents which our guides will set up for you and food during such treks will be cooked by our experienced cook.

4. Can I get Nepal visa on arrival?

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 25US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 40US$ for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

5. What is the best air route to my destination?

There are enough airline companies operating daily flights from Middle East of Kathmandu. Kathmandu only has got only international airport in Nepal so, where ever you are coming from you must come through tribhuvan international airport.

6. What type of insurance should I have before come to Nepal? Can I get it there?

For coming to Nepal you should have both medical and Rescue evacuation insurance. Yes you can get it here too, but we recommend purchasing it in your own country to avoid any last minute hassle and basal.

7. When should I travel to Nepal?

In Nepal it rains a lot between Junes to August. You too can enjoy great treks during this period of year in rain shadow region. But if you planning for more popular trek autumn and spring is the best time. As during this period climate will be moderate and will favorable for the trekking.

8. What kinds of banking facilities in Nepal?

Nepal has modern banking facilities having branches of some international bank. Almost all foreign currency along with credit card such as American Express, Visa and Master card are accepted. Nepal also has ATM facilities.

9. When should I book my trip?

We suggest you to book your trip in advance to avoid the disappointment and hassles. We too will make an effort to accommodate last minute bookings but some time due to the last minute planning we may unintentionally make few mistake which may offend you so it will be better to do advance booking.

10. Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?

Yes, our agency representative will pick you from airport. We will be displaying our placard of your name with our agency name.

11. How much spending money should I bring?

This depends on the destination you will be at and package, facilities you may choose . However our trip profile will give you information about how to budget form additional meals, optional excursions and extra expenses that might occur in any specific trip.

12. Does your company help to arrange domestic flight, international flight, hotel bookings and other services?

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

13. What is the physical conditioning level needed for trekking?

If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking. But if you are planning for the longer ones then you should do long day hikes at your home.

14. Is a Trekking permit needed?

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

15. Are the food / water safe to eat / drink?

All the meals are prepared with high standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetables are soaked in iodine before preparation. Most of lodges serve boiled and filter water which is safe. It is also possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trek.

16. What happens if there is an emergency?

All of our guides are trained with first aid and have basic idea about the physical problems that may arise during trekking. If an emergency occur then we will cover initial expenses of rescue operation as these expenses will need to be recovered from your insurance company. For minor cases there are health posts established by foreign doctors and many are staffed by overseas personnel.

17. What are your payment terms?

You need to pay 30% of total price as advance deposit to conform reservation before arriving to Nepal. Rest of the payment can be paid after arrival.

18. Can we bring some food from home?

19. You can bring power bars, cereal bars and similar high energy foods, powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration.

20. Is there any communication when we are on the mountain?

In the way in many villages along the popular trekking routes you can find telephones from where you can make international calls. And now a days we have the internet facilities most of the trekking destination.

21. What’s the difference between trekking, hiking and mountain climbing?

You can do all day walk, where you stay overnight (or several nights) at three activities in Nepal, but they are quite different things. Trekking is a multi-the place you’ve walked to. Hiking generally refers to a one-day walk. It might be two hours or eight, but if it takes place within a single day, it’ll probably be referred to as a hike. Mountain climbing is another thing entirely. It takes special equipment, training and comes with more risk. Neither trekking nor hiking require any special skill, other than the ability to walk.

Permit & Entry Fees:

It is compulsory to pay Everest National Park entry fee and TIMS card to trek in this area.

Medical Support:

An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

Accommodation and meals:

During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permit and transportation. It can be USD $25 per person each day for food (Lunch/dinner/breakfast)

Water:

Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Travel Insurance:

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Best Season for Everest Panorama View Trek

  • Spring : March – May
  • Summer: June – August
  • Autumn: September – November
  • Winter: December – February

While there are no seasonal constraints on traveling to Nepal, different regions are best visited in different seasons. Once you inquire about any trekking itinerary we’ll email you regarding the best season for that particular trek.

Check-list of personal equipment:

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swim wear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woollen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

Langtang Valley Trekking Map
Langtang Valley Trekking Map

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