Langtang Valley Trek

8 Days

Langtang Valley is one of the most iconic places in Nepal. With a diverse landscape and authentic culture of Tamang and Sherpa people, Langtang Valley Trek has gained a reputation as the best Short Trekking Destination in Nepal.

Langtang Valley Trek is a delightful trek, going through Langtang National Park, and walking through the Rhododendron and Bamboo forests. We trek in the company of thundering waterfalls and sensational mountain views. Basically, the trek goes to a maximum elevation of 4,000 meters. If not miss the side trip to Trerko-Ri, we will go to 5,000 meters.

The trek to Langtang valley is considered a pleasant trek, compared to other famous treks like Everest Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Although the duration is short, the thrill does not get any less than the famous trekkings. The dazzling view of Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m), and Langtang Lirung (7,245m) will certainly make your trip merry.

When is the best time to visit Langtang Valley Trek?

Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September-November) are the best times to travel to the Langtang region. This is due to the most favorable weather condition and temperature along with the beautiful panoramic view.

Accommodation & meals in Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley offers plenty of comfortable teahouse lodges with good amenities and a variety of foods. Although many tourist-class amenities were swept during the 2015 earthquake, Langtang has rebuilt its glory and is in full bloom these days.

Overview

Being within driving distance, the Langtang Valley Trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu, and also the trekking trails are well marked and relatively easy. We kick off on our journey with an eight hours drive to Syabru Besi.

We ride through the snakey road past many villages, and farms to reach Syabru Besi. From Syabru we will start our trekking to Langtang village. Continue through the settlements of Lama Hotel, Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa. A day hike to Tserko-Ri (5,000m) for panoramic mountain views is rewardable.

Trip Highlights

  • Rumble in the serene beauty of Langtang National Park.
  • Pass through charming Tamang villages, monasteries, yak pastures and high alpine grasslan
  • Outstanding view of Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m), and Langtang Lirung (7,245m) and other peaks in Langtang Mountain range.

Itinerary

After early morning breakfast, start your trip by driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Though the road is long, it’s fun to drive through the Trishuli river, observing the surrounding. After many ups and downs on a narrow road, enter Langtang Nation Park. Continue your drive through Dhunche village until you reach Syabrubesi. Overnight stay at Syabru Besi.

Leaving Syabru Besi to continue your trek through the beautiful sub-tropical forest of Rhododendron and Oak. The steep trail through the forest leads you to Lama hotel. Stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

After breakfast continues your trek through the beautiful forest. While you move forward, you will be greeted with a panoramic view of Langtang Lirung in the background. Once reaching Ghoda tabela (Horse stable), your trial leads through the grassy meadow. The stretching panorama of the Langtang mountain range on both sides of the valley is a sight to see. This place was once covered by guest houses lodges. After the devastating earthquake of 2015, the area is covered in boulders and memories. Continues your journey for another half hour to reach Mundu where we are staying overnight.

Today is a relatively easy day as you walk on a pleasant trial for about three hours. The trial is decorated with prayer flags, chortens, mani walls, and water mills. We will reach Kyanjin Gompa by lunchtime and will have plenty of time to explore the surrounding. Also, there is the option of a hike above the valley to Lashingsha Kharka for a mesmerizing view of the Langtang range.

A challenging day hike up to Tserko-Ri (5,000 meters/16,405 feet) for a most amazing view of over 20 mountain peaks, Langtang valley in beneath, and the frozen lakes. Return back to Kyanjin Gompa for an overnight stay.

Today we will retrace our trial through streams and green forests to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay in Lama Hotel itself.

After breakfast trek back to Syabru Besi. There are two routes that lead to Syabru Besi. The first and easier route is retracing your trial back through the forests and villages of Bamboo and Rimche which takes around six hours. The second route goes through Rimche and Sherpa Gaun, which is more challenging but the views are aspiring. Overnight stay at Syabru Besi.

After breakfast drive back on the same highway to reach Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu- Syabrubesi - Kathmandu drive on the seat in coach basis.
  • Seven nights' twin sharing accommodation in the best available guesthouse lodges while trekking.
  • Three-time meals a day with tea/coffee on trekking.
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide throughout the trek with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance.
  • Required number of porters to carry your luggage with his salary, equipment, meals, and insurance. (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Necessary trekking permits National park fees.
  • The detailed pre-trip meeting, and a comprehensive first-aid kit.
  • Government Taxes and service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare and visa fees.
  • Personal trekking gear, personal expenses, bar bills, telephone, wifi in lodges, hot water, hot shower, and beverages.
  • Any kind of extra expenses occur due to unforeseen situations like flight cancellation, natural calamities, or political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking crew (not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any other items not mentioned on above include section.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is new Covid-19 policy for travelling to Nepal?

Nepal is fully open without any restrictions. Nepal Government has issued a new advisory regarding travel restrictions on 01 March 2022 rescinding all previously issued restrictions. No need for quarantine to enter Nepal. The following criteria should have to be followed while traveling to Nepal:
1) Travelers must show documents regarding the last dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to Nepal’s arrival. If you are not vaccinated or partially vaccinated, you must bring a negative PCR/RT result, checked not more than 72 hours prior to your arrival.
2) The government of Nepal has removed the compulsion of PCR tests while traveling to Nepal, however, re-confirm with any other country you enter for transit.
3) You need a Covid-19 Crisis Management Coordination (CCMC) generated QR Code. You can either print the bar code or take a screenshot, and keep it safe while traveling to Nepal.

Can I get on arrival visa in Nepal?

On-arrival visa also called tourist visas facilitates multiple entries. One can get Tourist visas (On arrival visas) at TIA or any surface Entry/Exit Points established under the Department of Immigration.

Is this trip for me? How fit do I have to be for this trek?

This trek is suitable for every traveler with average health conditions. You need to be moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required for this trek. Light weight training like swimming, jogging, cycling, etc comes very handy. It is recommended to hike at least 2 hours a day can really build stamina and increase the lung capacity which you are going to need while hiking at a higher altitude. Also, we suggest you consult with your physician before traveling if you have any medical conditions.

What extra documents do I need?

Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, three passport-sized photos, and a copy of your passport.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?

Yes, a professional and experienced representative from High Altitude Nomads will be at the airport. He/she will greet you and transfer you to your hotel.

What kind of accommodation can I expect in this trip?

We will provide a nice 3-star centrally located hotel for your accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast included. While trekking, we use the best possible teahouse lodges providing basic accommodation and meals. We will provide single/ double rooms, occasionally dormitory rooms. We suggest bringing your own sleeping bag for trekking.

What kind of meals is available during our trek?

Nowadays food menus in teahouse lodges have developed and provided a wide range of eatery to hungry trekkers. The local items as Dal, Bhat (lentils, rice, curry, pickle), momos (Tibetan-style dumplings filled with veg, chicken, buff, or cheese), noodle soup, American-style breakfast with tea or coffee, cold drinks, hot beverages, and much more.

Is it a problem, if I am a vegeterian?

Mostly the teahouse serves vegetarian meals, which is also good for you while trekking in the mountain.

What about safety and security while trekking?

One has to take proper care of their belongings and ensure every personal possession is secure. It is important to secure your belongings, especially when you are sharing a room with another trekker.

What mode of transportation is used in this tour?

We use comfortable, private air-conditioned tourist vehicles for our entire tours. We have an exciting range of fleets for the transportation of our valued guests. We are just starting our initiative of sustainable tourism by using electric vehicles where able it is possible.

What is the usual group size for this tour ?

We believe in a small group tour. Our every group consists of a minimum of 2 and not more than 10.

When is the best time to visit Nepal?

The best times to travel to Nepal for any kind of tour are Spring (March to June) and Autumn (September to November). The clear skies and sunny day with the best mountain view makes this time most favorable for all kind of tours, trekking, and expeditions related programs. However, visit rainshadow part of the Mustang can be visited during the rainy season.

Is your staff insured?

Yes, all our trekking crew including guides, cooks, Sherpas, and porters are well insured.

Is Altitude Sickness a risk in Nepal?

According to Medical News Today – Altitude sickness occurs when a person travels to a high altitude without gradually acclimatizing. It is most prevalent at 8,000 feet or higher and results from a shortage of oxygen.

The risk of Altitude sickness in Nepal depends on where you are going. Most of the cultural and historical sites in Nepal lie between 800-1600 meters and the National park in the terai region is even lower. This means you are not going to get any Altitude sickness in this area.

The possibility of altitude sickness arises if you are trekking to mountains above 2000-2500 meters. Even though good preparations, enough acclimatizations, proper diet, and moving gently can be really effective.

What if I fall sick while trekking?

Your safety is our foremost priority. Our professional guides will be at your disposal 24/7 throughout your trip. Our every trekking staff are well trained in emergencies in mountains. Our staff will be well equipped with the necessary first-aid kit. In any emergencies, our guide will keep us updated and if needed we shall arrange an emergency evacuation as soon as possible.

Can I charge my gadgets in the trek?

You can get this facility at guesthouse lodges by paying an extra charge.

How long do we walk each day trekking?

Most of the trekking days in the Himalayas need 6-7 hours of walking. It includes a number of breaks and stopping for lunch somewhere along your trekking route. Our itinerary is designed to make your daily walk shorter as the altitude rises, helping your body to acclimatize.

On the major day of trekking or while crossing high-mountain passes, we might need to walk for 10-12 hours depending on our speed of walking.

Do I have to carry my own luggage on trekking?

Normally our cost includes a porter to carry your luggage. Porters typically carry 20-25 kg on teahouse trekking and 25-30 kg on a camping trek. We recommend you to carry your most needed items, fragile items yourself. For shorter treks (2-3 days), you can take the most necessary items in your backpack (carry yourself) and just have a guide.

What is the ratio of guides and porters in each group?

Normally we use one guide for guests up to 5 pax. For more than 5, there will be an assistant guide at your disposal. For every two people, there will be 1 porter, and the ratio of trekkers and porters be 2 trekkers:1 porter.

How cold does it get during trekking?

The mountain weather is very hard to predict. Normally night time colder than the daytime. In winter except for the frosting night but the days are warm and beautiful. Average temperatures in Nepal drop 6°C for every 1,000 m you gain in altitude.

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Langtang Valley Trek