Lantang Valley Trekking

OVERVIEW

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12 Days

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Activity

Hiking & Trekking

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Best Season

March, April, May, September, October and November

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Difficulty

Moderate

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Group Size

2-100

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Transportation

Flight / Private Vehicle

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Meals

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Accomodation

Tea Houses

Langtang valley is short and easy trekking trail of Nepal located north part of Kathmandu valley. It is adventure trekking destination near Kathmandu, offers spectacular Langtang Valley, high alpine scenery, unspoiled trail, rocky Mountain, diverse flora and fauna and snowcapped Himalayan Peaks. The Himalayan view such as Langtang (7,234m) Langtang Lirung (7,245m) Dorje Lakpa (6,989m), Shishapangma (8,027m), Gangchenpo (6,387m) and more silver peaks are the main eye-catching point of this trekking trail. Due to massive Earthquake of 2015 in Nepal, whole Langtang Village was destroyed, now it is getting renovated. 

The village settlement of Langtang region are mostly Tibetan and Tamang whose generation goes back to Tibet many years ago. The living standard, workmanship, costume, conventionally built stone residence, attractive carved wooden entrances present the classical inheritance of Himalayan region. The local people of this region are depending on agriculture having sheep and yak herd and they also product vegetables and their living hood such as livestock, trade, cultivation with Kerung border in Tibet. 

The land is protected by Langtang National Park which encompasses variety of climatic zones from subtropical to alpine. The lower part of the region is full of forest such as Pine, Oak, Maple, rhododendron having animals like Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar and Red Pandas. The higher part of this region is occupied by glacier, rock, waterfalls and white Himalayan peaks. Langtang Valley trekking begins driving from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and head up to Lama Hotel, Langtang village, Kyanjin Gompa following Langtang Khola River, ascend towards Tsherko Ri (4,773m) and it ends same way downhill walk back to Syabru Besi. After finishing Trek at Syabru Besi, we drive to Kathmandu by Private Jeep. The best time to go Langtang valley Trek is in spring season (March, April, and May) and autumn season (September, October, November)
 

Highlights

  • Beautiful Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
  • Explore Langtang National Park, Langtang Valley and classical Tibetan village
  • Encounter  unspoiled Trekking trail, alpine scenery and diverse flora and fauna
  • Adventure climb to Tsherko Ri (4,773m), Amazing view of Langtang glacier
  • Welcoming Tamang people and their respectable hospitality 
  • Magnificent Himalayan view of Langtang (7,234m) Langtang Lirung (7,245m), Dorje-Lakpa (6,989m), Shishapangma (8,027m), Gangchenpo  (6,387m) 
     

Itineraries

Your adventure and cultural trip to Nepal begins after your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu. After you will land, get your hand bag and go to immigration office where you can get your Nepal visa. There must be many people; need fill form before apply for visa and get down to 1st floor where you will wait your suitcase. After getting suitcase, go outside where our office member shows your Name in white paper sheet and transfer to Hotel. We have booked your hotel in Thamel which is the touristic hub of Nepal.

After breakfast, your cultural tour begins where our Guide will brief to you about whole Nepal including history, culture, people, religion, geography and living standard of People. You will visit popular world Heritage sites of Nepal such as Swyambhunath (Monkey Temple) - Hindu and Buddhist pilgrimage site, Patan Durbar Square – Old King Palace with Beautiful Temples and Houses, Pashupatinath Temple - popular Hindu temple of South Asia and Boudhanath Stupa – biggest Buddhist stupa with monastery around. It is full day guided city tour where you will learn most important historical and cultural things of Nepal. After you will return back to Hotel from sightseeing, meet with your Trekking Guide and brief about trekking program.

Early morning after having breakfast, drive to Syabru Besi with your trekking guide and porters by private Jeep. It takes 6-7 hour drive to reach in Syabru Besi from Kathmandu. During our drive, we will pass through beautiful villages, greeneries, Trishuli River and headquarter of Rasuwa district called Dhunche.

Syabru Besi is the beginning point of the Langtang valley trek. In the morning, ready to hike to Langtang with your trekking crew. When you go ahead from Syabru Besi cross Bhote Koshi River and follow the Langtang Khola River. You will gradually climb to Bamboo forest passing via Landslide area. Again, ascends to Rimche from Bamboo after lunch. Rimche is the best place to have beautiful scenery. From Rimche we will have a relaxed walk to Lama Hotel. During your trek, you will see Red pandas, Monkeys, Bears too.

Today, you will sleep in Langtang village after having adventure hike crossing through Ghoda Tabela. Langtang is recently getting reconstructed. Due to Massive earthquake of 2015, whole Langtang village was destroyed, many people died and lost. It is one of the popular local villages of Nepal. The valley is super and awesome. Overnight at Tea-house of Langtang.

Today, you have a short walk to Kyanjin Gompa from Langtang. Until you will follow the Langtang Khola River with a stunning view of Himalayan Peaks. Your guide will take you to show small monastery and cheese factory. Explore around Kyanjin Gompa.

Today is the special explore day where you guide takes you to climb Tsherko Ri. It is a great adventure day to hike Tsherko Ri and back to Kyanjin Gompa. This is the highest point from where you will have a great view of Lantang, Langtang Lirung, Dorje-Lakpa, Shishapangma, and more peaks of Langtang region.

After breakfast, trek down to Lama Hotel via Langtang and Mundu village. You will walk all the way down to Lama Hotel following Langtang Khola River with beautiful mountain scenery and fresh Himalayan air.

From Lama Hotel you will have all the way down to Syabru Besi from where you have started trek to Langtang valley before. You will walk through dense forest of Oak, Bamboo and rhododendron.

Drive to Kathmandu by private Jeep from Syabru Besi. It takes 7-8 hour drive having beautiful landscape of mountain village settlement with agriculture vegetation.

After completing, Langtang Valley Trekking, you are free in Kathmandu or you can have shopping as gift of Nepal to your family and friends. You must be very tired after trekking, can also have good body massage in Spa center. You will feel free and explore local markets and also enjoy your time in good restaurant in Thamel.

Our staff help your departure to Tribhuvan International Airport for your respective destination. Hopefully, we will wait your recommendation and suggestion and also review about your trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Our Guide and Porters can wait for your next adventure journey to Nepal Himalaya. See you again and good bye.

INCLUSION

    • Airport Pickup and drop in Private Transport 
    • Kathmandu Sightseeing with Cultural Tour Guide, Entrance Fees of Hindu/Buddhist Temple
    • 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu with Twin Share including breakfast only 
    • Kathmandu to Syabru Besi drive by Private Jeep (before trek) 
    • Syabru Besi to Kathmandu drive by Private Jeep (after trek)
    • English Speaking Trekking Guide including his salary, insurance, equipment, Food and Accommodation 
    • Strong Trekking Porter including his salary, insurance, equipment, Food and Accommodation
    • Twin share Tea House Accommodation with Breakfast only during Langtang Valley Trekking 
    • Langtang National Park Permit, TIMS and All document for Langtang Trekking 
    • Nepal Government Taxes and Office Service Charge

     

EXCLUSION

    • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu
    • Lunch & Dinner during Langtang Valley Trekking
    • Nepal Visa Fee (30$ for 15 Days and 50$ for 30 Days) 
    • International Flight Ticket
    • Personal Trekking /Travel Insurance 
    • Personal Trekking equipment and Clothes 
    • Hot Shower, Wi-Fi in mountain, Battery Charge and all personal expenses during Trekking 
    • Tips for Guide & Porter
    • Any other things not mentioned 
       

Additional Information

Trekking Difficulty 


Is it difficult trek to Langtang Valley?  You do not need to be a good Football player or Olympic athlete to success Langtang Valley trek. Anyone who is mentally and physically fit can easily completer the journey to Langtang Valley. Walking slowly, drink plenty of water, enjoying nature, avoiding cold, eating a balanced died and mentally daring to reach EBC with happy mood are the hallmarks of your successful journey to destination. Though, Langtang Valley is moderate trekking trail having steep hills with zigzagged path, sometime with ice but there will be no need any technical equipment or skill. 


High Altitude Sickness 


If the trekkers have symptoms of headache, loss of appetite, diarrhea, shortness of breath, fatigue, nausea, rapid pulse with sleeping problem, he/she is suffered by high altitude sickness.  The other factors such as changing weather, cold, sun, wind, low oxygen and bad foods are the key component of high altitude sickness. So trekkers need to warm while trekking EBC with proper clothes and equipment. It can affect people of any age, sex and physical conditions. So, we suggest our clients, do not drink alcohol and smoke, drink plenty of water while hiking to Langtang Valley, train your body and strength up before trekking, eat energy food, and mentally be happy during your journey. The most common medicine for preventing high altitude sickness is Diamox or Acetazolamide. Even our guide takes Diamox on the route which is easily purchased in Kathmandu and Namche Bazaar. Ascending down is the solution to avoid high altitude as the altitude sickness affects people from the elevation of 2600 meters above sea level. For normal high altitude sickness our guide helps to control by providing medicine and good food and he takes to medication center where available. If the trekkers feel bad, we send private helicopter for rescue, which is covered by your personal travel insurance. So, individual insurance is necessary while trekking to Langtang Valley.


Best Time to Go

 
If you are looking trek to Langtang Valley, must know the best time to visit such as weather and circumstances with other factors that affects in your trip. The best time to visit Everest Base Camp is March – May and Sep – Nov due to clear sky and pleasant temperature.  Spring and autumn is considered as the best season to trek Everest Base Camp. In spring, the days are warmer and longer whereas the autumn has short days. October and April is the peak touristic months having more crowd but the weather is fantastic and amazing.

Pre-monsoon is called spring season that covers the month of March, April and May whereas the lower region of Everest, rhododendron and flower blooms with warm temperature. In higher route, there will be more chance of problematic snowfall with sunny weather. 

Post-monsoon is called autumn season that covers the month of September, October and November whereas the Himalaya is full of blue sky, pleasant atmosphere, moderate temperature with less chance of problematic snowfall. As for the climate, it is neither warmer at day or not freezing cold at night. The Tea houses, cafes are full of tourist and visitors in autumn season. 


Accommodation 


During the trekking trail to Langtang Valley, trekkers sleep and eat in Tea houses. Tea houses provide tea and food which is the best possible accommodation available on the route. Tea houses offer very basic accommodation facilities having bed and blanket inside the room and some places attached bathroom too. The tea houses looks very basic and normal but it is neat and clean. In our program, we provide simple/normal lodge for trekkers and according of their choice and interest also can provide luxury lodge where available. Though, tea houses provide us the blanket but it is not enough to reduce cold. That is why, we suggest to bring sleeping bag own self to make warm and safety night. 


Food and water 


Food and water is very important things during the trekking to Langtang Valley. Tea houses provide breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/coffee. Trekkers can choose the food from Menu list what they like to eat such as Nepali food (Dal Bhat), soups, snakcs, momos, fried Rice, continental and American breakfast, porridge, Bread with Jam and honey, Eggs, noodles, spaghetti, spring roll, fried potatoes, and steak. We recommend to have vegetarian food during trek due to porter and yaks carry meat from lower region which is not refrigerated that may cause stomach problem. Therefore, we would highly recommend to avoid meat dishes on the route with exception of tinned fish and preserved items. So, no need to carry food except chocolates, such as Diary milk, Snickers, Mars and so on. 

Do not drink water from river or water fall; local people can easily drink the running water that is not fit for foreigners as they do not have habit before. So, we recommend to drink bottle water or boiled water for good health that keeps our body safe. Even, trekkers keep purification tablet inside water, kills 99.9% of bacteria, virus and protozoa. Because of the altitude, it is recommend to drink 2-3 liters per day.

 
Hire a Guide 


A person having license from Nepal government, who guides visitor, interprets the cultural and nature, leads the right track to the Himalaya having responsible work recognized by the appropriate authority is known as trekking guide. Guide not only led the way rather he is the ambassador of country explaining People, history, geography, religion and make successful attempt for visitors. 

Trekking guide is also knows as Trek Leader who makes easy access in Himalayan region to book Tea houses, order food for visitors, manage porters, and lead the right trail to destination. During trekking, Guide is a good friend, makes entertainment with fun and laughter too. So, Trekking guides has very important role who not only make enjoyable trip but also educate the visitors through interpretation and contribute sustainability of local environment. The trekking agency should choose appropriate guide by providing suitable training time and again though they are government license holder. Guides expected to work to a high level of customer service keeping good reputation of the company and clients. 

That is why our Guide has good communication skill, immediately solve the problem, decision making with self-motivation having physically strong and fit. Either the visitor go to Everest region trek, Annapurna region trek, Upper Mustang trek, Langtang region trek or other trekking trail, our guide makes successful effort to complete the trip. 


Hire a Porter 


Trekking porters are those people who carry the gear of trekkers from one place to other, lives in village especially from Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung and Rai, community. They are very innocent, kind, pleasant and smiling having broken English will be together from beginning to the end of the trip. Porters are the backbone of the trekking without them it will be incomplete. A trekking porter carries 25 kg to 30 kg of gears who are very fit from mountain altitude. Porters are the transport of the visitors so must be good relationship with Guide and trekkers. During the end of the trek at Kathmandu, we suggest for visitor to have TIP to porters for their support and cooperation. 


Telephone and Internet 


The internet, telephone and mobile phone is available all the way to Langtang Valley. There are multiple option for Internet and mobile network such as NTC and NCELL. Sometimes internet becomes poor during the time of bad weather or snow. Even the guest houses have WI-FI during the trek to Langtang Valley which is not free, may charge to you. 

Due to the exciting geography and sometime bad weather conditions the mobile network has not access in all parts of the trial but the network such as NCELL and NTC works most of the places. Both NTC and NCELL Sim Cards can purchase at Tribhuvan Interantional Airport, Kathmandu or in the street of touristic town Thamel. 


Toilet and Shower 


Wherever travel in the Himalaya, must know the circumstances of toilet and shower before depart to the destination. During the trek to Langtang Valley, toilet and shower should be shared by all trekkers due to common Tea houses only with normal beds in the Room. There are the opportunity of attached Room with toilet and Shower in some places; we provide it where possible to get it. 

But during the time of bad weather for example if heavy snow at that time it is hard to get shower in Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gumpa. We suggest to bring toilet paper during the trail due to very cold water for your safety and protection. During the peak season, even in lower region the guest houses can be busy so you will have common Rooms during trek to Langtang Valley.


Trek Insurance 


Trek insurance is very important component during the trek to Everest Base Camp. We suggest trekkers to make plan to be covered up to 4,800 meters. Due to unexpected event or emergency evacuation, if the trekkers feel uncomfortable to walk in Himalaya, Helicopter rescue is necessary along with administration in hospital. So, need insurance for your safety and protection. There are so many insurance companies, you may find in internet and make strong insurance for your security. There may occur so many causes such as altitude sickness, accidents, physical illness, flight cancellation, that is why need to make insurance before you fly to Nepal for Langtang Valley Trek.

 
Trek Permit 


Langtang valley is located inside Langtang national Park. Trek permit is mandatory during the trek to Langtang Valley. Langtang national park permit cost 30$ per person in which our agency provide it after getting passport size photo and passport copy, connecting with Nepal Tourism Board. TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) is also required for Langtang Valley trek, it cost 10$ per person. 


Trek Equipment List 


While trekking to Langtang Valley, need to sufficient trekking gears for your protection and safety. Trekking gears not only make protection for your body, it makes successful trip to Everest Base Camp. The trekking gears also have benefit to remove high altitude sickness and make easy access to destination. The following gears are mandatory towards Langtang Valley 

  • Sleeping Bag (-20) 
  • Trekking poles 
  • Waterproof hiking boot
  • Waterproof warm Gloves
  • Sport shoes 
  • Waterproof hiking Pant
  • Fleece pant
  • Comfortable underwear 
  • Warm and thin socks 
  • Duffel Bag, 90L
  • Hand carry bag 
  • Water bottle 
  • Hiking Shorts 
  • Down Jacket
  • Warm Cap & Sun Cap 
  • Sun Glass
  • Sun Cream
  • Lip care 
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Neck Gaiter  
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • Waterproof jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
  • Rain coat 
  • Travel Towel 
  • Camera
  • Personal first Aid Kit (Though our guide also have First Aid Kit)

 

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