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One of the best rather obscure trekking destinations of Nepal, the Langtang valley is a gem situated near the Tibetan border. Home of the majestic Langtang Lirung Himal, the valley is beguiling with many amazing natural facets like Himalayan lakes and glaciers. The valley has so many glaciers that Langtang is also famously known as "the valley of glaciers". Home of the ethnic Tamang and Tibetan Buddhist people, the valley is a gorgeous destination that presents unforgettable Himalayan views paired with emerald landscapes, verdant pastures, and traditional villages snugly perched on ridgelines and foothills. It is a glorious trekking destination that is simply breath-taking.
The Langtang Valley Trek starts from Kathmandu valley, with a guided sightseeing tour of the major UNESCO World Heritage sites. From the city, the trekking trip then begins with a drive to Syabrubesi. The pathway follows the winding hillocks of the valley and passes through many ethnic settlements and villages. From layered terrace farms to open Himalayan pastures, the Langtang valley presents a mesmerizing landscape to trek through. At each step of the way, you will be in the company of the Langtang Range that shows over the terrain quite dramatically.
Moreover, the trip also includes visiting the renowned Kyanjin Gompa of the valley, situated at the foothill of the Langtang Lirung Peak. You can also pay a visit to the local cheese factory of the valley where cheese is fermented from the yak milk that the ethnic people herd. In addition to the natural beauty and the Himalayan ambiance, you will also get the chance to enjoy the region's rich cultural environment. The Tamang people have their customs and dialect, with festivals and traditional practices that have been followed for centuries. Chortens and Gumbas line the trail, with the occasional Mani stone walls making appearances along the way.
Likewise, at every step of the trip, you will be in the company of our trusted guide who will help you get comfortable and satisfied. From accommodation to guidance and transportation to meals, you are guaranteed to get the best services at all times. This is a grand opportunity to enjoy a less-beaten trekking trail of Nepal where you don't have to travel too far away from the city either.
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft.)
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley full day Sightseeing.
Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1,500m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 6-7 hrs.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang valley (3,430m) 6 hrs.
Day 06: Trek from Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) 4 hrs.
Day 07: Acclimatization day and exploration of Tserko Ri (5,000m)
Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 7 hrs.
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Sybrubensi (1,460m) 5-6hrs.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu. 6-7hrs
Day 11: Departure day
- 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
- 3 star accommodations in Kathmandu
- A porter and his entire expenses.
- All monument entrance fees.
- All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
- Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
- Company duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
- Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
- First aid medical kit
- Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).
- Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.
- Insurance of guide and porter.
- Kathmandu-syabrubesi-Kathmandu travel in a private car
- Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide
- Lodge expenses during the trek.
- Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
- Airfare for international flights.
- Cost for additional trips.
- Extra night accommodations in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trip(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.
- Nepal arrival visa.
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
- Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m.)
Kathmandu Valley full day Sightseeing.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1500m.), 6-7 hrs.
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470m.), 6-7 hrs.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang valley (3430m.), 6 hrs.
You will follow the Langtang Khola today, passing through hemlock woods and rhododendron groves towards Gumanchowk and Ghunama. Along the way, you will get majestic views of the Langtang Lirung Himal. Finally, the path reaches Ghoda Tabela. From here, the path gradually becomes steep and goes up-hill. Passing by the village of Thangshyap and Ghumba, you will finally reach the Langtang village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Langtang.
Trek from Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m.) 4 hrs.
From the village, the path takes you to the village of Mundu. The Kyanjin Gompa is situated about a couple of hours away from Mundu. The Gompa is one of the most important Buddhist temples in the valley and is situated at the base of the Langtang Himal. The red and white walls of the Gompa contrast beautifully with the silver glimmer of the peak. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at the Kyanjin Gompa.
Acclimatization day and exploration of Tserko RI (5000m.)
This day is reserved for acclimatization. You can explore the surrounding area of the Kyanjin Gompa, which is quite peaceful and offers pleasantly wonderful views of the mountain peaks. The serenity of the landscape is only occasionally broken by the baying of yaks and goat herds, with the peal of their bells ringing soundly in the air. The landscape also compliments the serenity through its extremely beautiful and aesthetically pleasing surroundings. You can also pay a visit to the Tserko RI, one of the vantage points of the valley from where thrilling views of the Langtang Mountains can be seen. Moreover, you can also pay a visit to the Cheese Factory, run by the locals where yak cheese is fermented from the milk gathered from the herds. You can also enjoy the cheese and many of the local apple delicacies in the bakeries lining the Gompa's village. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Kyanjin Gompa.
Trek back from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m.) 7 hrs.
Retracing your steps, you will make your way back towards Lama Hotel, traversing down the valley and going past the same settlements as before. Throughout the trek, you will be in constant company with the Himalayas that tower over the valley and decorate the skyline. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
Trek back from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1460m.) 5-6hrs.
From Lama Hotel, you will leisurely make your way back to Syabrubesi, trekking on the familiar path, going past chortens and stone cairns, passing by pastures laden with yaks and mules. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Syabrubesi.
Drive back to Kathmandu, 6-7 hrs.
From Syabrubesi, you will bid goodbye to the Langtang Mountains and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the city, you will be dropped back at your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.