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Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley trekking take around 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. The starting point of trekking is Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi you will follow the Langtang River to the east until you get to Kyangin Gompa (3,049/10000 ft) with the overnight stay at Lama Hotel, Langtang valley respectively. On the fourth day, you will arrive at Langtang valley. In this valley, besides natural wonders, you also visit local Tibetan village and see their lifestyle.  The last destination of this trekking is Kyanjin Gompa. Then you visit ancient Buddhist monastery and glaciers in Langtang. Here you stay one more day on next day you get an opportunity to ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m/14268 ft). From the top, you will get 360-degree mountain views of Langtang region.

Langtang valley trekking is more existing long day walk to Langshisha Kharka. From Kyanjing Gompa the trail heading east and the trail follows  the valley past the turnoff to Tsergo Ri and past the airfield. It is long walking approximately 10 hours from  Kyanjing Gompa. Our guide will carry some snacks and water. Also, we recommend bringing snacks and some water with you. Along the way, you get some great views of the nearby peaks including Dorje Lakpa, and eventually Shisha Pangma, the only 8,000-meter peak in Tibet.  The trail accents few minutes after continuing through the moraines marked by a number of poles with prayer flags. After having a pack lunch return to the Kayanjing Gompa. The  Langtang valley trekking is one of the enjoyable short trekking routes in Nepal. From Kyangjin, you retrace your route back down from valley to Syabrubesi and then drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu  Transfer  and check in Hotel

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Sayabrubesis (1440m) 8 Hour driving

Early morning after having breakfast transfer your Bus station to start your journey towards Sayabrubesis, along the bus journey you will drive through beautiful village and you will see snow Scapped Mountain along the langtang Himalaya and it will make  your trekking become pleasant and touch your heart.

Day 03:Trek from Sayasbru besi to Lama Hotel (2480m)

The trail branches off sayabrubesis main road by a police post where you will need to register trekking permit and crosses a suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi River. Turn right at the eastern end of the bridge and climb through the village of Old sayasbru to cross bridge to the south side of Langtang Khola. The trek become pleasant walk through tree where langur monkeys frolic, passing a bridge a small waterfall bhatties (village inns) beside the stream at Dovan(1680m) the trail then make steep uphill over rocky ridge to the easily missed junction, where the route from thulo sayasbru join from over. Long uphill forest past the waterfall and couples of lodge in pairo meaning of landside; 1800m to Bamboo a cluster hotel at 1930m. Beyond Bamboo the trail crosses Dangdung Khola then uphill to still suspension bridge over the langtang Khola. On the north bank of langtang Khola the route uphill alongside series of waterfalls and arrive in Changtang famous known as Lama Hotel (2480m) overnight here.

Day 04:Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang3430m)

The trail continues to follow the Langtang khola, uphill steeply through a forest of hemlocks, maples and Rhododendron, past isolated lodges at Gumanchok (riverside) and ghunama to the famous lunch time spot of Ghoratabela (2970m). There are great views of langtang lirung from here, which you can admire as the army checks post, where you need to register your langtang trek permit. From Ghoratabela the trail uphill more gradually through U-shaped glacier valley to the villages of thangshyap, Gompa and finally langtang (3430m). The national park headquarter is here, along with a cooperative bakery, a dozen lodges and so many yaks and overnight here.

Day 05:Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3860m)

Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa it takes only the morning walking through tiny villages to uphill Kyangjin Gompa (3860m) where you will see joyful Buddhist monasteries, several accommodations and two great cheese factories (May to December). It worthily to spending two full days here to gratefully to appreciate the mountains scenery over the langtang Himalaya of Nepal.

Day 06: Excursion day

From Kyangjin Gompa you can climb uphill to a viewpoint at 4300m on the glacier moraine to the north for superb views of langtang lirung. The most popular day kike to the Kyangjin RI viewpoint 4600m, while a tougher options is the climb to uphill Tsergo RI 4984m. Other popular long hike leads up the valley to the pastures around langshisa kharka for more spectacular mountains views of the Langtang Himalaya.

Day 07:Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel/Changtang (2480m)

The trail walk downhill to sayabrubesis via langtang, Ghoratabela on the same trail you will uphill before and trail follow the valley and connect the Gosaikunda Trek, take left branches at the junction just before Dovan and  climb uphill to Thulo sayabrubesis. Overnight at here.

Day 08:Trek from Lama Hotel/Changtang to Thulo sayasbru village (2260)

Early in the morning after breakfast trail slightly goes pairo landslide and leads you to Thulo Sayasbru (2,260m). Thulo Sayasbru is a beautiful Sherpa and Tamang village from where you can observe the miraculous vista of Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal and overnight here.

Day 09:Trek from Thulo sayasbru to Sing Gompa (3250m)

Morning breakfast in Thulo sayasbru village the trail slightly goes uphill through beautiful rhododendron, Bamboo and pine trees. Along the trail you will past several mountains village to arrive Chandan Bari Sing Gompa and visit cheese factory in the langtang region of Nepal, where you will overnight today.

Day 10:Trek from Chandan Bari Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda (4360m)

After morning breakfast in Chandan Bari sing Gompa the trail slightly goes uphill to Gosaikunda via Lauribinayak.  Along the trails past rhododendron and pine forest trees and vista of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu range, Hiunchuli and Tibetan peak is high lights of the adventure, you trek towards Gosaikunda (4,361m) and overnight here.

Day 11:Trek from Gosaikunda to Sing Gompa (3250m)

After morning quick trips around Gosaikunda lakes, breakfast and trek downhill to Sing Gompa via Lauribinayak. Along the trail past rhododendron and pine forest trees and vista of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Manaslu range, Hiunchuli and Tibetan peak and overnight here.

Day 12:Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (2090m)

Morning breakfast in Chandan Bari Sing Gompa, trail directly drops you to downhill to Dhunche via small village of Ramche and other village along the route. Today your journey will be more enjoyable and beautiful, walking through rhododendron, pine trees and Himalayan Bamboo. Finally arrive in Dhunche and celebrate your last night accommodation with your adventure staff.

Day 13:Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hours.

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel, spare time for your family shopping evening celebrate farewell dinner with Nepali Family.

Day 14:Departure for your onwards flight.

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

01: How can I obtain a visa to travel to Nepal? Is there any country or embassy that issues visas on behalf of Nepal?

The best way to apply for a visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your country. All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens need visas to enter Nepal. The other choice is to obtain the visa from the Immigration office at the entry points of Nepal such as at TIA Airport. The cost is US$ 40 (30 days) and US$ 25 (15 days). Two copies of your passport photos are required on arrival.

02: What is trekking?
Trekking in Nepal is a pioneer sport. Nepal trekking is a mountain walk from place to place, rather than just rambling or day walking from a fixed base. A trek is not necessarily more arduous or uncomfortable than center-based sojourns; we believe they are more interesting and rewarding. Trekking appeals to different people for different reasons, most are drawn to the healthy exercise and magnificent mountain scenery, both of which are fully guaranteed.

03: When is the best season to travel to Nepal?
The best season to visit Nepal is from March to May and September to November. However, some tourists prefer to visit Nepal in the lean season too because there are abundant choices in terms of accommodation and flight bookings can be done very easily. June to August is better to do treks that belong to rain shadow like Upper Mustang, Dolpa in Nepal and Mt. Kailash in Tibet.

04: Do we need to cover travel insurance?
Yes, we advise you to get your insurance coverage from your respective country (Including Helicopter).

05: What kind of hotels do you use?
In Kathmandu we do provide 5 star hotels as per your request and as well as other types of hotels. During the trekking, we provide you with a guest house which is called Tea house. Tea houses are simple hotels (guest house) with western Nepalese food and private rooms (twin sharing & bathroom nearby). In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea houses (lodges) and lunch in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges and you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

06: What kind of Trekking guides do you use for the trip?
We use experienced English speaking guides. (French, Spanish, German and Japanese speaking guides can also be arranged on request for an additional cost) for a group. Most of the Trekking Guides from the remote area.

07: Is it okay to take photographs of the people in local villages?
Yes, it is ok and they really get a kick out of seeing themselves in print but please ask permission first! If you take photographs, please make copies and send them back to us and we will make sure they get delivered to the people on your trek.

08: Do I have to tip my guide/porter?
Your porter/guide should not ‘ask you’ for anything, however at the end of your trek if he has done a good job and you feel he warrants a thank you, by all means a tip is always appreciated.

09: How much weight do I allow for my porter?
A smaller day pack for yourself to carry your water and favorite snack bars, and the bigger pack (Duffle bag we will provide which carry by porters) with a maximum of 12 kg including sleeping bag, will be carried by personal porters. (We provide 01 Porter for 02 persons).

10: How fit do I have to be for Trekking?
You do not have to be a marathon runner or training for the Olympics but you do have to be fit and healthy. Depending on your walking/trekking speeds, you may have to trek for 5 to 7 hours per day. No mountaineering skills are needed to do a trek.

11: Are there any age restrictions?
No, there aren’t any age restrictions. We design a trek for children/teenagers/ pensioners. For children or pensioners, we offer short and easy trek around Kathmandu and Pokhara Valley. For adults and teenagers, we offer moderate to hard treks, like Everest Base Camp/ Manaslu/ Dolpa/ Mustang/ Annapurna/ Langtang etc.

12: What do I bring?
We have listed a few essentials that you will need to bring along with you. When you make your booking we will send you a full list of essentials.

13: What is involved in a typical day?

06.30 Wakeup call
07:00 Breakfast
08.00 Start walking
12.00 Lunch break
04.00 Reach Guesthouse
07.00 Evening meal
08.00 Talk about the next day
08.30 Entertainment

14: Meals?
As we do Organized/Tent trekking, our trained cook set the menu and prepare meals himself. But when we do, teahouse/lodge basis trekking, we choose the same menu for breakfast/lunch/dinner/ for all but change the menu daily so that we could do our contribution for preserving green tourism. When we trek, we do our best to introduce you to local culture and taste. (Breakfast always comes with tea/coffee however lunch & dinner tea/coffee are not included).

15: Where do we get water during the trip?
All Tea houses have boiled and filter water for trekkers. (Water cost is extra). We discourage the purchase of bottled water while on the trail. The plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. In a camping trek, we boil water in the morning and you will have enough boiled water in your bottle for the day. If you like to drink purified water you can have it from water taps during the trek but you need to have your own water purifier.

16: Is the water safe to drink?
Your guide will be in charge of all your water needs. He will make sure all water is boiled and treated with iodine. Iodine is 100% effective in killing the bacteria in water.

17: Will I be able to deal with the high altitude?
Our itineraries are designed so that our clients ascend at a sensible and safe rate. The effects of altitude are felt by gentle acclimatization allowing you to reach high point without any problems.

18: Is Communication to home possible on trek?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls. If you request we provide daily trekking reports to your relatives at home. (Now even your mobile can work in the mountain).

19: Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
Yes, we come to the airport to pick you up. Outside the Terminal Hall, we will display a play card with your name.

20: How do I book the package tour & treks to Nepal?
If the tour itinerary given on the website suits you, you can book online or e-mail us. Also, if you want to customize your trip we can start the dialogue and together we can develop an itinerary that really suits your utmost interests and travel dates. To help you in customizing your trip, decide the duration that you wish to spend in Nepal and the destinations.