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Langtang Valley Trekking

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
Tour details
Destinations: Langtang Lirung
Guide language: English
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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Departures
  • Details

Overview

Trekkers mistakenly overlook the valleys of Langtang and Helambu for the Annapurna and Everest regions. Although only a day’s drive from Kathmandu this region is a relatively isolated wilderness with sacred lakes and great snowcapped peaks. Langtang is situated north of Kathmandu Valley, bordering Tibet, whilst Helambu Valley lies north east of the valley, bordering Langtang. Both of these areas are predominately inhabited by Tibetans and Tamangs who share a similar religion, language and attire.

The trek traverses from the west to the east crossing extremely diverse landscapes: rice-terraces, gigantic rhododendron and fir forests in the lowlands, and in the highest parts you will find a rock and shrub wilderness with incredible backdrops of snowy peaks, and an arena of glaciers below Langtang Lirung (7,225m). A climb to the summit of Kyanjin Ri opens up a magnificent panorama of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri (6,427m) and fluted and tent peaks of summits greater than 6,000m.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu. Alt: 1,350m.
At Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a Trek Nepal representative and transferred to your hotel. There will be a full tour briefing in the evening.

Day 2 Drive to Syabru Besi – Alt. 1503m. Drive 6 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

We drive northwards out of the Kathmandu Valley to Trisuli Bazaar. From here, our journey ascends above the valleys along a winding road. Shortly after entering Langtang National Park the road drops to cross the Trisuli Khola (river), continuing onwards we arrive at Syabru Besi, a Sherpa village where we stay the night. En route we pass through a number of villages many clinging to valley ridges, and there are spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan range.

Day 3 Lama Hotel – Alt. 2,410m. Trek 7 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Walking into the heart of the Syabru Besi Valley we begin the day in a northwards direction following the Langtang Khola. Crossing the river the trail leads us into a forest alive with birds and the occasional troupe of monkeys. Further on, we come to the area which is famous for scrumptious honey; production takes place on the opposite river bank. The trail undulates constantly through forests of oak and rhododendron until the crossing of Langtang Khola On the left side of the river the trail climbs steeply up a winding rocky ridge of a rhododendron forest. As we climb, the rushing river that we have been following and listening to becomes a calming background noise as we arrive at Rimche, a small village that commands spectacular views of the green valley we have just walked through. Following a short descent we reach the Sherpa huts of Lama Hotel.

Day 4 Langtang – Alt. 3,430m. Trek 7 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Continuing to follow the river course we ascend through the forest; after passing Gumnachok there is a short steep climb before the trail brings us to Ghoratabela (2,992m).Here we encounter our first view of the snow capped peak Langtang Lirung (7,225m) and register at the first checkpoint, which is operated by the army. The trail continues to climb with the valley widening, after Thyangsyapu there are several level sections, which are a welcomed respite. Passing hamlets, small streams – some with water driven prayer wheels, and Mani stone walls before a gradual rise brings us to Langtang village. Inhabited by Sherpas, the architecture and layout of the land – arable fields with yaks and cattle grazing above the village, creates a strong Tibetan atmosphere. There is a small cheese factory where we can taste delicious yak cheese.

Day 5 Kyanjin Gompa – Alt. 3,830m. Trek 3 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Climbing out of the village crossing yak pastures, we proceed on a short steep wide trail passing several Mani stone walls. Beyond the valley opens presenting the impressive Langtang Lirung and Ganchenpo (6,387m). The trail goes through the Tamang settlements of Mundu and Sindum, both of which exude a Tibetan feel. After crossing the Langtang Khola, Kyanjin Gompa comes into sight guarded by the snow peaks of Langtang Lirung and Langtang Kimshung. A short descent takes us in to Kyanjin Gompa a spectacular glacial amphitheatre. It is an excellent base for exploring, to the north west there is the Langtang Lirung glacier; in the east is Langshisa glacier; and Kyanjin Gompa Ri a smaller peak north of this delightful village.

Day 6 Kyanjin Gompa. – Alt. 3,830m. Trek 3 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

A day to explore. We commence with a climb to the summit of Kyanjin Ri (4,350m). A steep narrow trail, with Juniper bushes scattered along it, leads us there. Throughout the entire ascent we witness spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. At the top we are rewarded with breathtaking views of numerous snowcapped peaks with many of their glaciers at the valley floor: Langtang ll, Langtang Lirung, Langshisa Ri , Ganchenpo and many more peaks of 6,000m and above; across the valley is the peak of Naya Kang (5,844m) and Ganja La pass. This viewpoint offers one of the most stunning panoramas in Nepal, completely mesmerizing. Retracing our steps the steep descent takes half the time to reach the village. The afternoon is free to explore the village where you can visit the Swiss influenced cheese factory, Kyanjin’s old monastery – in August it celebrates a festival where food and drink is free to everyone, or explore one of the many surrounding glaciers.

Day 7 Lama Hotel – Alt. 2,410m. Trek 7 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Leaving Kyanjin Gompa we retrace our route westwards down the valley, following the Langtang Khola, through Langtang to Ghoratabela then onwards to Lama Hotel. The trail leaves the alpine country and returns to deep forest.

Day 8 Thulo Syabru – Alt. 2,210m. Trek 5 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Continuing down the valley to cross the Langtang Khola. Shortly we arrive at Pahara Hotel from where we take a sharp left to commence the steep climb through forest to the Sherpa village of Thulo Syabru. From here there are distant snowcapped views of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himal.

Day 9 Shin Gompa and then to Dhunch – Alt. 1960m. Trek 8 hours.
Overnight Lodge/Teahouse.

Leaving Thulo Syabru we begin with a steep climb to Dursagang. The gradient eases hereafter as the trail makes it way through forest that changes from pine to hemlock and rhododendron. With only an occasional sign of human habitation this tranquil route takes us to the ridge top and Shin Gompa Monastery, high above the Trisuli Khola. The valley views from here are spectacular.

Our final day of walking is a descend to Dhunche.

Day 10 Kathmandu – Alt. 1,350m. Drive 6 hours.
Drive back to Kathmandu, initially following the Melamchi River.

On your return to Kathmandu, you are free to further explore the city and its shops or simply chill out.

Departures

Start DateEnd Date
Langtang Valley Trekking2nd Feb 201811 Feb 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking10 Feb 201819 Feb 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking19 Feb 201828 Feb 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking27 Feb 20188 Mar 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking3rd Mar 201812 Mar 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking12 Mar 201821st Mar 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking21st Mar 201830 Mar 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking30 Mar 20188 Apr 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking4 Apr 201813 Apr 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking13 Apr 201822nd Apr 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking28 Apr 20187 Apr 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking1st May 201810 May 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking11 May 201820 May 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking21st May 201830 May 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking3rd Sep 201812 Sep 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking12 Sep 201821st Sep 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking22nd Sep 20181st Oct 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking29 Sep 20188 Oct 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking1st Oct 201810 Oct 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking10 Oct 201819 Oct 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking20 Oct 201829 Oct 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking27 Oct 20185 Nov 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking3rd Nov 201812 Nov 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking13 Nov 201822nd Nov 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking23rd Nov 20181st Dec 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking30 Nov 20188 Dec 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking6 Dec 201815 Dec 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking15 Dec 201824 Dec 2018
Langtang Valley Trekking22nd Dec 201831st Dec 2018

Details

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Price Includes

  • All transfers to and from the airport accompanied by an English speaking representative
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing as detailed in the itinerary. Twin rooms are provided for non-couples as well as couples
  • Activities as shown in the itinerary, note this may vary from day to day
  • Sterilized drinking water during trek
  • All necessary transportation, whether private or public
  • All trekking related permits and fees
  • Experienced English speaking guide
  • Assistant guides and porters to support the group size
  • Trek Nepal T-shirt
  • 13% VAT

Price Excludes

  • International airfare, airport taxes, visa fees, passport costs, insurance premiums of any kind and excess baggage charges
  • Accommodation and Meals In Kathmandu
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance (cover your adventure activity as well as medical, emergency evacuation and personal belongings). It is imperative to be insured with suitable cover
  • Personal clothing and footwear such as down jackets, waterproofs, hat, gloves, hiking boots
  • Personal equipment, for example rucksack, day backpack, torch, water bottle, sleeping bag and mat
  • Personal medical supplies and vaccinations
  • Optional single accommodation supplement
  • Personal expenses such as phone bills, room service charges, porterage, bar bills (meals exclude bottle and alcohol drinks), tips to guides, porters and drivers, laundry
  • Expenses incurred during emergency evacuation due to any reason
  • Optional tours, excursions and activities
  • Any item not detailed in the “What Is Included”
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of TrekNepal
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