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Langtang Valley Trek ( 10 days)

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Trip Duration: 11 day(s)

Trip Grade: 3

Max Altitude: 3,870m. At Lang tang Village

Accommodation: Teahouse

Transportation: Private vehicle & flight

Communication: Yes

Group Size: Any

Langtang Valley Trek, one of the pleasant walks in the Himalayas, takes you to the Valley of Glacier in the beautiful Himalaya region of Langtang. During the journey you trek through the alpine meadows and yak pastures, majestic waterfalls, and the magnificent forests of the Langtang Valley. The pleasant walk will be supported by panoramic views of Langtang-Ri, Langsisa Ri, Langtang Himal, Ganjala Peak. Reaching at the ultimate destination, the Langtang Valley, you experience the unique cultural practice influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. In closely observing the landmarks of Langtang region: panoramic Himalayan views, diverse flora and fauna, innocent people, Tibetan influenced culture, and magnificent monasteries you attain unbeatable trekking experience. The fantastic trip also covers popular landmarks of Kathmandu. 

  • Exploring UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive From Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi via mountain landscapes
  • Trekking through the rhododendron forest
  • Witnessing Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa – the old Buddhist shrines
  • Experiencing Tibetan Buddhist culture
  • Also suitable for family trip

DAY 1: Kathmandu arrivals stay in hotel

We'll be at the airport waiting to welcome you to Kathmandu, the beautiful and ancient capital of Nepal. The very ground feels imbued with history here! You’ll board a private vehicle and be driven to your hotel - you just sit back and relish the scenery. We'll hold a small briefing tonight over dinner, and then turn in for some rest.

DAY 2: Kathmandu to Syabrubasi 4/5 hour  

You’ll start the day boarding a bus to Syabru Bensi, the traditional gateway to Langtang and Gosaikunda. It's a lengthy drive (six and a half hours, approximately), but there's tons of gorgeous scenery to drink in as you watch the towns of Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche speed by. The snow-capped peaks of Annapurna II, Manasalu, and Ganesh Himal are visible in the distance as you cross Kakani, eventually giving way to the agricultural geography of hillocks, rivers, and small villages. You'll know the destination is close when you begin to see the stone houses of Syabru Bensi, a pretty village popular with trekkers.

DAY 3: Syabrubasi to lama hotel 5/6 hour

Our first day trekking kicks off with a hike along the path of the Langtang River, which we’ll follow over the next several days, until the valley comes to a head. We then ford the river via suspension bridge, stretching our legs as the trail ascends in the direction of Paira Lodge. Up is the direction of the afternoon as we climb towards Rimche, after which the village of Lama Hotel is only 40 minutes away. The hike today brings us through scenic wilderness, in which you’ll be treated to the sight of native wildlife like red pandas, monkeys, and Himalayan black bears.

Day 4: Lama Hotel to langtang

We start the day going uphill, leaving Lama Hotel behind us as we ascend through a beautiful forest of oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock. Gradually, we attain Ghora Tabela, catchin tantalizing glimpses through the trees of Mt. Langtang Lirung the whole time. We then follow the Langtang Khola, climbing steadily until we reach today’s destination. Langtang, a notable Tamang village, is located in a gorgeous, remote valley. Houses of stone and wood are scattered among grazing pastures for yak.

Day 5: Langtang to kyanjin gomba 6 hour

Trekking past Langtang officially moves us above the tree line, allowing you the opportunity to experience a more typically-Himalayan landscape, one rife with wiry grass, juniper, and shrubs. As our trail ascends we’ll pass Sindum and Yamphu, and then cross the Laja Khola. Prepare for one of the most dramatic moments of our journey as we scale a glacial moraine for epic views of the Kyanjin Gompa and icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung. Snap some pictures, and then square your shoulders for just a bit more walking to gain Kyanjin Gompa, the home of a well-known Buddhist monastery (for which it is named!). We’ll visit the gompa itself after lunch, and also stop in on a yak-cheese manufacturing plant. If you’ve any energy left, join us for a hike to the flag-topped peak of Kyanjin Ri, located just north of Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 6: KyanjiIn Gompa to chorka ri ri to kyanjin gompa

We'll be up before dawn (5:30) and eating a quick breakfast, all the better to get started on our climb to the top of Chorka Ri Ri. The early wake-up call will be forgiven as the indescribable splendor of a Langtang Himalayan sunrise plays out before your eyes. Enjoy phenomenal panoramas of Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri, Gyanghempo, Ganjala, and Naya Kang. Sweeping views of the Langtang valley and glacial icefalls can also be seen here. Let the glory of nature sweep you off your feet, then return to Earth for the hike back to Kyanjin Gompa.

DAY 7: Kyanjin gompa to lama hotel

The beauty that drew us to Langtang follows us as we begin our trek back in the direction of home. Keep your eyes open for animal life, and do take time to appreciate the marvelous loveliness and diversity of the forests' flora.

DAY 8: Lamal hotel to syabrubasi

We're retracing the steps of our ascent today, as we wend our way downhill from Lama Hotel towards Syabru Bensi. We descend until we get to Paira Lodge, and then have to climb through the forest on the way to the village of Syabru. The walking is easier, and the views are splendid.

DAY 9: syabrubasi to Kathmandu 4/5 hour

We return the way we came, driving back to the capital by shared jeep or bus. It's approximately a seven hour drive back, but that still leaves ample time to enjoy your last evening in Nepal! Partake of some sightseeing, explore the city's multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and enjoy some delightful local dishes for dinner in town.

Day 10: KATHMANDU DEPARTURE DAY

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. At this time, we'll say our goodbyes and bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones.


Trip Cost Include:

  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport on both domestic and international flights by private vehicle.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle, including world heritage sites entrance fees as per the above itinerary.
  • 5 -star deluxe hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, Shangri La Resort in Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in comfortable lodge or Teahouse while on trek
  • Full board meals while on trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea and coffee.
  • Professional local trekking guide trained in Wilderness First Aid, Plus Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation for guide and porter.
  • Insurance covering all stuff, including porters as per state law
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Domestic flight to/from Pokhara and Kathmandu, including airport tax.
  • Warm down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS permit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement. (Helicopter Evacuation available if required, at clients' cost).
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
  • Complementary  Actual adventure T-shirt and Annapurna region trekking map
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

Please Note: On our tours/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided on a twin sharing basis. A single person supplement charge will be added. This is waived for certain treks. Please discuss this with us. Occasionally, we can match you with a compatible partner for trekking purposes with your approval.

Trip Cost Exclude:

  • Visa fee for Nepal (Please bring accurate $USD cash t $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month and two passport size photograph).
  • Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry).
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Hot shower during trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment.

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

You are travelling in the remote Himalayan region where you may face unintended hindrances. The unintended hindrances like adverse weather or poor health condition of a trip member or unexpected natural disasters in the mountains may cause disturbances in the trip. In such situation our company is extremely concern about your safety, that is, safety matters than the completion of the trip. The adverse situations may result into amendments in the itinerary or even cancelation of any part of the itinerary. In such situation, your trek leader has the authority to handle the situation in his best. Even if our every effort aims to accomplish the itinerary we cannot guarantee the unpredictable high mountain environment. Hence, it is our kind request to adjust the unpredictable situations in the high mountain trails.

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Langtang Valley Trek

Amazing Trekking Experience!

(5/5)

I did Bhairab Kunda Lake trek in October 2017 with Actual Adventure and it was the trek of lifetime. The region was fully blessed by the nature however some of the trial were a bit difficult but it was worth regarding the beauty. Our guide Deepak was very talented and explained us about the myths and historical beliefs. We also did camp fire where our guide sang beautiful songs and made us dance. The management was perfect and I personally liked the company a lot. I will surely join them for next trek in Nepal. 

Great Trek with Actual Adventure!

(5/5)

It was a lifetime experience with Actual Adventure to Langtang Valley. The guide Phurba was amazing and I had a great life time experience. The accommodation, transportation and foods were great and the people were very friendly. The trials were somehow difficult but the scenes were very eye catching. The region was not touched by modernization and was far from the hustle and bustle of the cities. I had a very refreshing time in the beauty of Langtang region and want to thank Actual Adventure team for everything.

Langtang Trekking 2014!

(5/5)

I did the Langtang Valley trek of 11 days with Actual Adventure and they made my trip wonderful. The team members were very patient, cooperative and helpful. The management was beyond perfect and guide was very kind and communicative. Langtang valley is very beautiful and the views of different ranges of Himalayas, the evergreen forests and many more attractions makes this place a must visit destination. Thank you to everyone who helped me on my trek and made my Nepal stay memorable. God bless! 

Langtang vallay trekking

(5/5)

Langtang vallay trekking

This is our very first time in Nepal and so does trekking.

And we’re really Thankful for Kedar to be such patient and thoughtful to answer all our questions and plan the whole trip for us.

So, we made it for our Lantang Trekking.

We’re not so well-prepared for the trip, but luckily we got a professional Guide, Deephak to take care of us all way long, and also, our Amazing portal, Ramesh carrying our belongings.

Thank You Actual Adventure to make our Nepal trip memorable, we definitely come back again!

If you wanna come Nepal, we strongly recommend Actual Adventure!

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( October 11 to 19 ,2012 )

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