Trip Difficulty: Moderate
Trip Style: Trekking and Bird Watching
Transport: Private Vehicle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (BLD)
Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu & Lodges during trek.
Group Size: 2 - 15
Max Elevation: 4800 m
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.
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 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 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.
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.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival
As soon as you land on the Tribhuwan International Airport our representative will pick you and transfer to the hotel. In the evening there will be briefing about the trek.
Day 2: Drive to Syabru Besi(1420m);7-8hours
Early in the morning we will grab our breakfast and start a ride along the north western hills of Kathmandu for Syabru besi. In the way we will witness picturesque scenic beauty of snow clad Himalayas like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal along with many other minor peaks. Continuing the ride through the scenic foothills and ridgeline panoramas we will reach Trishuli Bazaar where we will stop to have lunch. After having lunch we will further drive to Syabru besi via Betrawati and Dhunche.
Day 3: Trek to Rimche(2455m)
Leaving Syabru Besi behind us we will start the day’s trek crossing Bhote koshi River and following the Langtang Khola. After paying our visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche we will follow the stone paved street over Langtang Khola. After crossing the river via suspension bridge, the trail gradually goes uphill to Bamboo. From Bamboo the trail goes through sub-tropical forest of oak, maple, spruce, fir and blue pine which also provide habitat to variety of wildlife including yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears. Later the trail gently goes uphill to our camping site in Rimche.
Day 4: Trek to Langtang(3,500m); 6hours
From Rimche the trail steeply climbs uphill through the forest to Lama Hotel. Continuing the climb with the occasional glimpse of Langtang Lirung between the trees we will reach Ghora Tabela(3000m), where the trail comes out of forest. With the continuous gentle climb the valley widens up and we will make our way through few temporary settlements of Yak herders. Lastly we will come along a monastery situated just before reaching our camping site in Langtang village. Headquarter of Langtang National Park; the village has flat roofed Tibetan style houses which has elaborately carved wooden windows. The village is surrounded by stone walls enclosing the fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.
Day 5: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa(3800m); 4-5hours
The trail gradually goes uphill through the small villages and Yak pastures as the valley opens out and reaches the village of Mundu(3442m). After crossing few streams and moraines we will finally get to Kyangjin Gompa which has dramatic backdrop of icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. We will be reaching Kyangjin by lunch time which allows us sufficient time to acclimatize and explore the area. The place offers the awe-inspiring vista of Kyangjin Ri(4750m), Tsergo Ri(5000m), Ganja La(5160m), Langshisa Ri(6427m), Dorje Lakpa(6430m), Naya Kang(5844m), Yala Peak(5500m) along with many others.
Day 6: Acclimatization day at Kyangjin Gompa
Today we will rest, explore and acclimatized at Kyangjin Gompas. We will be visiting monastery and Cheese Factory. Either we can walk up to the moraine to see the invincible ice faces and dripping glaciers of Langtang Lirung or climb to Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri which is the highest point of this trek. Later trek back to Kyangjin for overnight stay.
Day 7: Trek to Lama Hotel (2400m); 4-5hours
After having the breakfast we will start the downhill walk observing the surreal vista of snowcapped Himalayas. We will retrace our route following Langtang Khola to Langtang village and then to Ghora Tabela along with many other Tibetan look-alike villages. After having our lunch we will continue the downhill walk to Lama Hotel.
Day 8: Trek to Thulo Syabru(2100m); 6hours
Today’s walk is quite easy which goes downhill through big waterfalls. Making our way through the dense forest which provides habitat to endangered red pandas, boar, monkeys and various other species of birds we will trek to Tamang Cultural Heritage of “ Thulo Syabru Gaun” which is known for its ethnic custom, culture and tradition. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Sing Gompa(3250m); 5hours
From Thulo Syabru the trail steeply goes uphill passing Dursagang(2735m) through the align of chortens. Observing the astonishing vista of Lantang Himal, Ganesh Himal and mountains in the Tibetan side the trail continues to go uphill through the forest of Oak and Hemlock to the top of the ridge of Phoparng Danda(3190m). a short descent from the top of the ridge takes us to Sing gompa. The area has a Buddhist monastery and a small cheese factory. Stay overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Gosainkunda Lake (4200m); 5hours
Today the trail goes through two parts. At first the trail steeply climbs up to a ridge that marks the transition zone between rich, moist mountain forest and dry scrub vegetation in the slopes. The trail offers the magical vista across Langtang valley to Langtang Lirung. In the west one can witness dramatic view of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. The path up to Lauribinayak is quite steep and continues for three hours. From Lauribinayak the trail climbs to alpine zone above the tree line. Ultimately the trail descends to the first of three lakes, Saraswati Kund. The second is Bhairab Kund and the third is Gosain kunda. According to Hindu mythology, Gosainkunda Lake was created by Lord Shiva when he threw his trident in a glacier to get water to quench thirst after swallowing the poison that was supposed to destroy the world. Stay overnight at camp.
Day 11: Cross over the Laurebina pass (4600m) descend to Tharepati (3600m)
Today you will trek to Therapati via Lauribina Pass. After having an early morning breakfast you will start the trek. The trial goes through the sore of the lake and then ascends towards the Laurebina Pass 4610m. From here, the trial starts descending towards the southeast. The trial follows a rocky path for an hour and then reaches to some herder’s hut made up of stone. Then after the trial again descends down. You will cross two waterfalls, several streams and another stone hut on the way. After that you will climb a ridge that takes you to Ghopte and then again descends down where you will see some caves and then passes through a thick rhododendron and pine forests. You will cross another stream and a final ascent will take you to Tharepati. (3490m). Overnight at Tharepati.
Day 12: Tharepati to Kutumsang (2471m)
After having breakfast at Tharepati the trek begins. You will trek to Kutumsang today. The trial today offers the beautiful panoramic views of the mountains which include beautiful Annapurna and Manaslu Ranges along with the beautiful forest blanketed with rhododendron trees. Overnight at Tharepati.
Day 13: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2194 m)
You will have our breakfast at Kutumsang early in the morning and start our trek. The trek begins with a wonderful sunrise view over the sparkling White Mountains. Today we will trek to Chisapani which is also one of the famous destinations of Nepal. The trek today is about six to seven hours. You can see beautiful birds along the way to Chisapani. The views from Chisapani are breathtaking. It is better if you can reach there before sunset so that you can admire the sunset view. Overnight at Chisapani.
Day 14: Chisapani to Sundarijal, and drive to Kathmandu. 4-5 hours.
You will wake with the seeing the view of the beautiful Himalayas. Chispani is one of the best hillstation of Nepal. The views frome here are truly breathtaking and the sunset and sunrise views are cherished by everyone visiting this place. After having breakfast you will trek to Sundarijal descending down crossing several Tamang Villages and forests. You will cross the Mulkharka village and Shivapuri National Park. From Sundarijal you will drive to Kathmandu which takes about an hour. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final transfer to international airport for your onward flight.
Thank you for travelling with us. You can do some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. Saying our goodbyes and we will bid you farewell, armed with warm memories and gorgeous photos to show your loved ones. We will love to hear your feedback regarding our service before you depart.
Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd requires a minimum of 20% of the total price to book this trip. The amount received to book the trip is used to obtain the permit and to book the accommodations and hire the guides. The rest of the amount can be paid after your arrival in Nepal.
To book a trip from Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd you will need to follow certain processes which are mentioned below.
Step 1: Send us an inquiry using inquiry form, email or call us
Step 2: Discuss and fix the trek itinerary and price.
Step 3: Send us the deposit required to confirm the trip.
Step 4: Send us your Passport copies, Insurance copies, two passport sized photos and others (if necessary)
Step 5: Come to Nepal pay the remaining amount and start the trek.
Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
Currency General Account (USD) 016-010 100 23199
Paying Bank: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT CODE: NIBLNPKT
Sometimes the trek ends before the scheduled itinerary due to several reasons regarding health or any other personal issues of the trekkers. If in case, early termination of the trek happens please note that we cannot offer refunds for unused days. It is because we have to pay the committed amount to our porters, guides and other team members.
Our clients must have their insurance and the insurance must cover the expenses of accidents, health, emergency evacuation, lost of gears, etc.
The departure scheduled would be changed on any unavoidable circumstance like weather hazards, trail slides, soil erosion, avalanches, sudden sickness, etc. The program can be customized as per the interest of the clients.
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$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
Gratis (Free) Visa
For first visit in one visa year (January to December), gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, the visa can be extended from the department of immigration with respective fares.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.
Nepal Visa for Chinese Nationals
As per official circular of the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China, Chinese nationals applying for tourist visa to Nepal are being provided “gratis tourist visa” from Jan. 5, 2016, from following Nepali missions in the People’s Republic of China:
Nationals from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan will need to obtain visa from Nepal Embassies or Diplomatic Missions in their respective countries, as they do not get visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal.
If you have not brought any of these equipment then you can also buy this in Kathmandu as well. If you need help our guides will help you to buy the trekking gears in Kathmandu. You can find the wide range of varieties while buying the trekking gears in Kathmandu. The qualities of the trekking gears are similar to that you get in your countries. You can also find medium quality gears at cheaper rates as well. You can find all types of trekking gears in Thamel which is the main street for backpackers and trekkers in Nepal.
Acclimatization is very important when you are trekking to an altitude of more than 3500m. Proper acclimatization helps to reduce the chances of Altitude Sickness. The itinerary is designed with proper acclimatization that will help your body to adopt the lower oxygen content in the air. Once you reached an altitude of 5000m the oxygen content in the air is less than 50% than that of the sea level. One of the main causes of altitude sickness is staying too long at high altitude without proper acclimatization. If in case you suffer from altitude sickness, the guides will notice the symptoms and then drop you to the lower altitude immediately. You have to inform to your guide if you notice any discomfort or symptoms of AMS. Major altitude sickness might need emergency helicopter rescue so make sure your travel insurance covers all the risk including helicopter rescue.
The numbers of Solo travelers are increasing rapidly in recent few years in Nepal. Nepal, being a beautiful and peace loving country is also one of the safest countries for solo travelers. However, the cost for solo traveler might be expensive since single supplement is very difficult to find and are expensive as well in the mountain regions.
For some trekking can be a short break from social medias and internet whereas for some internet and communication is a means to stay connected with near and dear ones during trekking. While travelling in the remotest areas you may not have facilities of telephone and internet. However, in recent days the Internet and Communication facilities during your trek to Nepal is improving rapidly. The region now has 3G and 4G coverage as well.
If you want to have the best networks throughout your trek to AnnapurnaBase Camp you can use satellite phone throughout the trial. You can rent the sat phones or bring your own.
Most of the tea houses and lodges now provide Wi-Fi service. You can get free Wi-Fi in some of the lodges. But most of the lodges take extra charge for Wi-Fi. They charge you normally $5 for unlimited Wi-Fi coverage. However, the speed of the internet may not be faster like that of the cities.
Mobile Data can be the cheaper way to get in touch with your family and friends in the Annapurna Region. You can buy a local sim card from a private company in Nepal and activate your data. The cost od data pack varies per MB. A telecommunication company in Nepal, NCELL has launched 3G connectivity since 2010. So you can have a better internet experience in the Annapurna Region through mobile data as well.