Langtang Valley Trek - 8 Days

Langtang Valley Trek is a very interesting trek, journeying through Tamang villages and settlements, rhododendron forests, and spectacular mountain views. This Langtang Valley  Trek trail is perfect for those adventurers who would like a unique experience to see the traditional, untouched Tamang heritage, customs, and lifestyle. Langtang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu valley and bordering Tibet. The park contains a wide variety of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Approximately 25% of the park is forested. Trees include the deciduous Oak and Maple, evergreens like Pine, and various types of rhododendron. Animal life includes the Himalayan Black bear, the goat-like Himalayan Ahr, Assam Macaque, and Red Panda. There are also stories of Yeti sightings. This great trek and hike adventure in the Langtang region combines spectacular views of the Himalayas with great cultural insights. Langtang Valley Trek is a very interesting trek, journeying through Tamang villages and settlements, rhododendron forests, and spectacular mountain views. This trail is perfect for those adventurers who would like a unique experience to see the traditional, untouched Tamang heritage, customs, and lifestyle.

The Tamang people are descendants from Tibet and are not accustomed to many tourists, thus the culture here is virtually untouched. Also, in March and April, the rhododendron forests are in bloom and full of many different species of trees, birds, and butterflies. There is also a viewpoint at Goljung pass from where we can see the awe-inspiring views of Langtang and Kerung (Tibet). You might even see bears, leopards, red panda, or musk deer on this trek. This recently developed, off-the-beaten-path route combines picturesque landscapes, luring white peaks and scattered ancient villages. Not to be missed.

Newly promoted fresh trekking route – study the local culture and lifestyles of villagers.

Less touristy and authentic nature, a great number of flora and fauna, birds and orchids.

Extremely close views of snow-capped peaks – Machhepuchhre, Annapurna I, etc.

Day 1
KATHMANDU – SYABRUBENSI (1340M)

Breakfast will be served to you at your hotel, before starting your hike. We have to hike uphill and cross a suspension bridge over Langtang river which flows below our feet. We will have lunch at Bambo, where we can view the beautiful green environment and white flowing Langtang river. Then we walk through dense alpine, pine, juniper, and rhododendron forests. Look for wild animals! Then we will hike uphill for 15-30 mins to reach our camp at Lama hotel.

Day 2
SYABRUBENSI – LAMA HOTEL (2480M)

Breakfast will be served to you at your hotel, before starting your hike. We have to hike uphill and cross a suspension bridge over Langtang river which flows below our feet. We will have lunch at Bambo, where we can view the beautiful green environment and white flowing Langtang river. Then we walk through dense alpine, pine, juniper, and rhododendron forests. Look for wild animals! Then we will hike uphill for 15-30 mins to reach our camp at Lama hotel.

Day 3
LAMA HOTEL – LANGTANG VILLAGE (3541M)

The trek will be easy and comfortable today, as we hike through flat jungle. We will have our lunch at Ghoda Tabela, then we will continue hiking to our destination walking through the Langtang river side.

Day 4
LANGTANG – KYANJING GOMBA (3900M)

Today it is about 4 hours hiking to Kyanjing Gomba, where we will stay overnight. We will stop for tea and lunch along the way.

Day 5
KYANJING GOMBA – TSERKO RI (5033M)

Early in the morning, we will hike about 5 hours to Tserko Ri, where we can do some sightseeing and have lunch. After lunch we will visit the yak cheese factory.

Day 6
KYANJING – LAMA HOTEL

We will descend down from the higher altitude to the lower altitude today.

Day 7
LAMA HOTEL – SYABRUBENSI

We will descend down to Shyabrubensi, which lies in between the high hills to the Langtang river flowing at the bottom of the Bensi.

Day 8
SYABRUBENSI – KATHMANDU

Today after breakfast, we will drive to back to Kathmandu city from Syabrubeni. The drive may take time depending on the road condition.

INCLUDES

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
  • Government licensed, experienced English speaking guide
  • Transportation Kathmandu-Swyabrubesi and Swyabrubesi-Kathmandu
  • All government taxes.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets for the trek (should be refunded after trek)
  • One trekking map per person
  • First aid kit
  • fresh fruit

EXCLUDES

  • Bar bills and other personal expenses
  • Beverage bills, bar bills, telephone bills and Personal expenses.
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
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Here's a few answers to most common Questions asked by the customers.

what type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

Do I need any extra document?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu in Trekking?

We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory-style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.

What are the toilet facilities in the tea house /guesthouse?

Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.

Where we go along toilet during the trial?

In most cases, you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.

Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?

During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountain especially during the peak time.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

Most teahouses (lodges) in Langtang trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at the best possible places to eat.

Is the food in mountain prepared to international standard in terms of safety?

YES, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to eat the vegetarian and local food. Please follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.

What is the drinking water facility in the mountain?

Bottled water is easily available at the lodges and teahouses, which you can buy at the cost of USD 1 at lower elevations to USD 3 to higher elevation per liter. If you are planning to drink normal water all the way during the trek, purifying water with any sort of purification tablets or drops is a must. You can bring your own purifier or can purchase it in Kathmandu.

How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and during the trek you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower, and a few drinks during the trekking.

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 30 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.

What is the best season for this trekking?

Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?

One of the most unpredictable elements of the mountain is the weather. If you’re not properly prepared for the twists, turns, and volatility of the conditions that can occur in this breathtaking region, you might find yourself in an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation. Here are some weather basics to help ensure that you come to the Himalayas as well equipped and prepared to face anything. Generally speaking, the nights are much cooler than the daytime. Many first-time trekkers are surprised to learn about the incredible range that may occur in a given day. During the day, the thermometer could reach temps as high as 25 degrees C (77 Degrees F), only to dip down as low as -5 degrees C (23 Degrees F) in less than 24 hours. While there’s no way to know exactly what each day in the mountains will bring, the weather and temperature ranges tend to be somewhat predictable based on the month and season.

If I am sick can I continue the trek next day after a day rest?

It totally depends on the level of your sickness. Once you are sick at a higher altitude you need to rest at a lower altitude and it at least needs 3 days to a week for the recovery. If you are on private or solo trips you can discuss and decide with a guide depending on your health status. If you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with a guide and catch up the group later on.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream, etc.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly. If you are on a private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible whereas if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.

All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.

Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trek

Day pack (25–35 liters)Pack cover

Sleeping bag comfortable to 0°F (dependent upon season, weather forecast and personal preference) optional

Waterproof hiking boots

Camp shoes (down booties or running shoes)

LED headlamp with extra batteries

Trekking poles, Trekking Clothing

Wicking, quick-dry boxers or briefs (3)

Wicking, quick-dry sports bra (for women)

Heavyweight long underwear bottoms

Mid-weight long underwear bottoms

Mid-weight long underwear top

Wool or synthetic T-shirts (2)

Mid-weight fleece or soft-shell jacket (2)

Convertible hiking pants

Fleece pants or insulated pants

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain jacket

Lightweight waterproof/breathable rain pants

Mid-weight fleece gloves or wool gloves, Liner gloves

Mid-weight fleece/wool winter hat, Sun hat

Mid-weight wool or synthetic socks (3 pairs)

Liner socks (optional)Sunglasses, Sun lotion 35 to 40

Water Bottle, Slippers, Towels, Raincoat

Personal medicine kits

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Price From USD 800 USD $ 700/person
700
Total $ 700 USD

Trip Facts

  • Car and flight
  • 1-6
  • 5033M
  • Nepal