Langtang Valley Trek 10 days - 14 days

Overview

Trip Highlights

  • 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

Best Time to trek Langtang Region.

Langtang region gives you different experience of trekking in each seasons.  Each season has different weather conditions. Langtang region has mainly four season’s autumn, spring, Monsoon and winter. The best time to trek to Langtang is during Autumn and Spring. With proper itinerary and gears this region can also be visited during other seasons as well. Here’s what Langtang region receives and offers during different seasons of a year.

Autumn in Langtang Region

Nepal receives numbers of tourists from all over the world during Autumn being one of the peak tourist seasons.  Autumn Season offers the best weather to visit Langtang Region. During Autumn the weather is warm and offers stunning views under blue sky.

The temperature ranges from 10°C-15°C (50°F-59°F) during the day. The mornings and nights are a bit colder than the days. This season gives you the most favorable weather for trekking with most stunning and sharpest views of the beautiful valleys and Himalayas.

Spring in Langtang Region

Spring is the second best season to go trekking in the Langtang Region. During spring the day temperature ranges from 10°C-20°C (50°F-68°F). The days are long and warm during spring and you will have no rush reaching towards your destination. Moreover, you will witness the beautiful blooming flowers along the way during this season. You don’t need to worry about rain or snow during your trek to Langtang in the spring season.

Summer/ Monsoon in Langtang Region

Summer season falls during the months of June, July and August. As summer is the hottest season of the year and also beginning of the Monsoon season trekking is not very suitable during these months. The roads might be blocked due to mud slides and there are chances of heavy rainfall which makes the trial slippery and uncomfortable with leeches, bugs and worms. On the lighter side you can enjoy the greenery and rain washed surrounding of the Langtang region. Though sometimes the fog might interrupt the views but it gets clear after rainfall.

Winter in Langtang Region

The Langtang region gets extremely cold during winter. Winter is the coldest season of the year and it fall during the month of December to February. The temperature drops to minus degree Celsius during the night and day temperature ranges from 6°C-9°C (42.8°F-48.2°F). Furthermore, the heavy snow fall, strong winds and harsh weather condition may create hazards during the trek. However, winter trek in Langtang region can be an option for peace loving and challenge seeking trekkers. 

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.

Langtang Valley trek offers you peaceful trekking routes near from Kathmandu. This trek can be a best trek for trekkers willing to skip the crowd of the popular trekking routes. Nevertheless, the Langtang Valley Trek is equally rewarding like the most popular trekking trials of Nepal. Along with the stunning views of the mountains and glaciers Langtang Valley Trek also gives you a chance to explore the old and intact traditional cultures of the Tamang People. 

Langtang Valley Trek Permit 

You will need following permits to trek to Langtang Valley. 

The Langtang National Park Permit costs USD 34 per person

TIMS Card costs USD 20 per person for Free Individual Trekkers’.

 TIMS Card costs USD 10 per person for trekkers form Authorized Trekking Agency.

Outline Itinerary

DAY 1: Kathmandu arrivals stay in hotel

DAY 2: Kathmandu to Syabrubasi 4/5 hour  

DAY 3: Syabrubasi to lama hotel 5/6 hour

Day 4: Lama Hotel to Langtang

Day 5: Langtang to kyanjin Gompa 6 hour

Day 6: KyanjiIn Gompa to Chorkyam RI to Kyanjin Gompa

DAY 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

DAY 8: Lamal Hotel to Syabrubasi

DAY 9: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu 4/5 hour

Day 10: Kathmandu Departure Day


Itinerary 

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.


Cost Info

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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.

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Trekking Info

Stay Safe

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)” 

Trip Note:

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.

Trip Info

Trip Duration: 10 day(s)

Trip Grade: 3

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

Accommodation: Teahouse

Transportation: Private vehicle & flight

Communication: Yes

Group Size: Any

   

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