Langtang Valley Trek - 09 Days

Langtang Valley lies north of Kathmandu and is adjacent to Tibet in the north. It is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous as a trekking region worldwide due to the wonderful scenery it offers. The Langtang valley is aptly called 'the valley of glaciers. Here, mountains rise soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks, a diverse flora and fauna. Likewise, the hospitality offered by the ethnic Tamang community is also great.  British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8027m in Tibet. The course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikund is full of diversity and it is attracting many tourists. The Langtang valley is also known as the treasure house of Alpine plants. The whole valley is covered with flowers during the summer. This high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to Tibetan.

Langtang Valley Trek is regarded as one of the most rewarding of the short treks available anywhere in Nepal. Being so close to Kathmandu valley, Langtang valley is approached with only a few hours of drive from Kathmandu. And despite being very close to Kathmandu, Langtang region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with serene rural landscapes. Trekking in Langtang valley offers you the wonderful views of snowcapped mountains, dense pine forests, rugged rocks along with grassy lands and meadows.

During Langtang Valley Trek, you can explore the typical culture of Tamang and Sherpa people. Interestingly, Langtang valley has become more famous since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described this valley as the most valley in the world. We begin Langtang Trek from Syabrubesi and it takes approx. eight hours drive to reach there from Kathmandu. Langtang Valley is also known as the valley of glaciers. Located in the south of Tibetan border, you can witness the magnificent views of prominent peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m), Dokpu (5930m), Gangchhenpo (6388m), Yala Peak (5500m), Naya Kangri (5846m), and many others. Besides these amazing mountain views, you can also enjoy the picturesque landscapes and the rich biodiversity during Langtang Valley Trekking. Actually, Langtang National Park has protected many endangered species of flora and fauna.

Route

Kathmandu (1,320 m)-Dhunche (1,966 m)-Syabru Gaun (2,581 m)-Lama Hotel (2,470)-Langtang Village (3,430 m)-Kyanjing (3,870 m)-Lama Hotel (2,470 m)-Syabru Besi (2,581 m)-Kathmandu (1,320 m)
You shall drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, and trek to Syabru Gaon the following day. Through Rimche (2,400 m), Bamboo (1,960 m), you will reach to Lama Hotel. Via Ghore Tabela (3,000 m), a post of Nepalese Army, temporary settlements, you shall arrive at the Langtang Valley. Spending an extra day in Kyanjing, you will return to Lama Hotel, then to Syabru Besi, finally arriving at Kathmandu.

Difficulty

The highest altitude that you will cover during this trek is 3,870 m while returning from the Langtang Village to Kyanjing. The trek is moderate to accomplish and you do not require any extraordinary physical fitness; a moderate body fitness shall be sufficient. You will encounter through lower altitude, and the trek is short and easy to accomplish. You will have to make the steep ascent and/or descent at few places, which aren't too difficult either. However, you might not want to go for this trek if you have any problems related to your knee and ankle. Senior citizens and obese trekking enthusiasts must take sufficient time for rest and should divide the cluster into various smaller and shorter itineraries. We are here to help you in such cases.

Food and accommodation

Tea houses and hotels available during this trek serve verities of dishes. You can have eggs, pancakes, porridge, and cereal for breakfast. You can have pasta, noodles, MoMos, etc. for lunch and dinner. The most pervasive item Dal Bhat can be the best option for you, as it is filling, and you have varieties of other servings with it such as vegetable curry, chutney, salad, lentils, meat, Papad, etc. And no matter how many helpings of vegetables and rice you make, you will not be charged for such extra helpings!
You will have sufficient tea houses, hotels, and lodges to provide accommodation. But do not expect them to be luxurious; they do are comfortable and cozy. You may not always get a separate bathroom for each separate room; you might have to share it. The majority of the toilets are squat styled. And there always is the possibility to relieve yourself in open space during your trek.

Best Seasons

September through to November and March through to May are considered to be the best times for Langtang valley trek. You will not have to face the extreme climate. You will love walking in the warm weather; you won't be sweating badly either. The post-monsoon and pre-monsoon seasons do not bring risks associated with rainfall. You will be able to witness the staggering mountains in the clear and bright days.

Things to take

Don't load your backpack with unnecessary items. Carry down jacket, hiking boots, heavyweight gloves or mittens, thick wool hiking socks, gaiters, sun hat, fleece jacket, thermal base layers, shorts, underwear, hiking pants, UV protection sunglasses, water bottles, sleeping pad, head lamp, footwear, etc.

Blue Mountain Travels and Tours organizes fantastic trekking trip in Langtang Valley. We cordially welcome you all to Nepal for Langtang Valley Trek. You will have great time during Langtang Valley trekking in Nepal.

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Kathmandu (1300 m) –Dhunche (1966m) by bus
  • Day 02 : Dhunche to Syabu gaun (2581m)
  • Day 03 : Syabru Gaun to Lama Hotel (2470m)
  • Day 04 : Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3430m)
  • Day 05 : Langtang Village To Kyanjing (3870m)
  • Day 06 : Rest Day 
  • Day 07 : Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel 
  • Day 08 : Lama Hotel To syabru Besi
  • Day 09 : Syabrubesi To Kathmandu
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Day 01 : Kathmandu (1300 m)–Dhunche (1966m)
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which takes about eight hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive upto Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser.

Day 02 : Dhunche to Syabru Gaun (2581m)
Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) which takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). The trek today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular, brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here you can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges and so on.

Day 03 : Syabru Gaun to Lama Hotel(2470m)
Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provides the trekker supplies.

Day 04 : Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3430m)
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighbouring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Day 05 : Langtang Village To Kyanjing (3870m)
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatise and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on.

Day 06 : Rest Day 
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around. This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Day 07 : Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel 
Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel and it takes about six hours. From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Day 08 : Lama Hotel To syabru Besi
Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon which takes about five hours. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is more broader and remains sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Besi (1600m.). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle.

Day 09 : Syabrubesi To Kathmandu Drive 
Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus, which takes about nine hours.
Cost includes:
  • All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Lodge) during the trekking period
  • National park permit
  • English speaking guide
  • Highly experienced staffs
  • Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
  • Insurance of staffs
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
  • Airport Pick up and drop
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
  • All local/ Government Taxes
Cost Excludes:
  • Domestic Airport Tax
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Personal nature Expenses
  • Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
  • Rescue and Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
USD 435 Per Person

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