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Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking facts

  • Duration of Trip: 9 Days
  • Trekking Days: 7 Days
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Lodge stay
  • Max. Altitude: Max : 3700 mt.
  • Grade of Trek: Medium-Hard
  • Main Attraction: Langtang Village /Langtang lirung /Chirikhuru Ri 

Langtang Valley Trek – 09 Days
Langtang Valley Trek would be great for friends and greenhorns new to trekking in the woods of the Himalaya. However, some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost. When you go to Langtang Valley, it’s as close as getting to the green, green grass of home…
Langtang Valley Trek would be great for those trekking for the first time. It’s the perfect introduction to a feel for the wild. All credit goes to Bill Tilman, a famous British mountaineer who first found this magnificent part of Nepal’s Himalayas. Bill went on to grade this region as ‘one of the world’s most beautiful valleys’. As they say, the rest is history. Our trip begins from nearby Kathmandu with a drive to Syabrubensi from where our trek starts. The rare red panda, Himalayan black bear and musk deer inhabit the leafy forest we pass through amid the sweet chirping of birds; which keep us company for a while.
Our Langtang Valley trek is aptly placed just north of the ancient valley of Kathmandu right up to the Tibetan border. Moreover, it doesn’t witness as many footfalls as you would see in the Annapurna and Everest regions. The walk begins from the lower reaches of Langtang; passing through pristine hamlets dotted with pretty lush farmlands till we reach Kyangjin gompa for lovely views of our surroundings. From the lodges at Kyangjin we get sublime views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal.
Encounters Nepal Langtang Valley trek itinerary also covers a hike up to Tserko Ri at 5000m. The gasping sunrise experiences of the Langtang Mountains are an attraction we enjoy to the hilt! The influence of Tibetan culture in this valley can be seen at most places we visit. Langtang valley witnessed lot of destruction from the series of quakes in 2015; however, much of this valley has risen from the ashes. From here on our trip concludes as we head down to Kathmandu.
Key Highlights
• This is a lovely trek [especially for family] exploring the less visited Langtang area of Nepal. You walk up the Langtang valley to Kyangjin Gompa, and the scenery warms your heart
• You also trek to the top of Tserko Ri (5000m) in the heart of Langtang
• You have great experiences with the Tibetan and Tamang culture of the region
• There’s never a dull moment on this trek
Trip Factors:
Duration: 09 Days
Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / or Camping as an option
Starts: In Kathmandu/ Ends: In Kathmandu
Max Altitude: 5000m – at Tserko Ri, we stand to witness stunning landscapes that leave us breathless!
Minimum number of people: 2 +
Mode of travel: Land Transportation by a private car or tourist coach depending on the number of people
Grade: Moderate to challenging at higher elevations
Is this trip okay for you?
This trek is pretty moderate and goes as high as 5000m. If you love walking amid some splendid scenery for around 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack, then you’re going to love this journey. Hiking at higher elevations where the air is thin can be physically demanding than lower altitudes; if your health is good with average physical fitness and have a great attitude with self-confidence and will power, we can enjoy this trek to the hilt. Exercising and jogging on a daily basis for several weeks prior to the trip will be a good mental booster.
If you are familiar with mountains then this trek will be an asset but no technical experience is required otherwise. For bathing, we can find hot showers and running water (solar/gas energy) in some areas; But in some places you can just freak out with a simple bucket shower; albeit in the sunshine. Also note that most teahouses have local squat toilets and there are no attached bathrooms to any of the teahouses we stay in. It is important that participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases consult their doctor in the home country before doing any trek above 3000m. Encountersnepal.com also strongly advises that you inform us about your medical conditions before booking the trek. In doing so you’d be helping us to help you make your vacation a very happy one.

 

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460 m.): 
Drive about 6 hrs. by a private vehicle on a paved highway that twists & climbs over ridges to the Trishuli valley. The road finally reaches Syabrubesi, after 4 hrs drive from Betrawoti. Stay overnight at Syabrubesi.

Day 02: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2340 m.): 
Trek about 2 hrs through a forest & again upward about 1 hour to reach Bombu village (1850m.) for lunch. Gradually ascend through Bombu jungle to reach to Lama Hotel & rest overnight (walking distance 5 hrs.)

Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3330 m.): 
Trek forward through rhododendron & pine forested area for about 3 hrs. & reach Ghora Tabela for lunch 3hrs trek forward the trail reaches at Langtang village. Tamangs & Tibetans, whose religion is Buddhism, inhabit in this village. Stay overnight at Langtang valley (walking distance 5 hrs.).

Day 04: Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3730 m.)
The trek further continues about 4 hrs & reaches to Kyanjing Gompa, after lunch, stay overnight there. This place offers beautiful view of Mt. Ganchempo & Langtang Himal. Stay overnight at Kyanjing Gompa (walking distance 3 hrs.)

Day 05: Rest day at Kyanjing Gompa:
Full day excursion at Kyanjing Gompa.

Day 06: Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel:
Trek back through same route (walking distance 5 hours).

Day 07: Lama Hotel to Syabru village:
Trek back through same route.

Day 08: Syabru Village to Dhunche (2030 m.):
Trek for 2 hrs through pine & rhododendron forest & walk for another three hours to reach to Dhunche (walking distance 5 hrs.).

Day 09: Dhunche to Kathmandu: 
Drive back to Kathmandu.

Price Includes:

  • Langtang National Park Permit fee/TIMS
  • Round trip overland transportation to & from Kathmandu by a bus
  • Food: 3 meals a day 
  • Safe drinking water
  • First aid kit box
  • Accommodation in mountain tea house lodge
  • One guide: English speaking
  • one porter between two person 

Price Excludes:

  • Bar & beverage bills,
  • Personal expenses. bottled water, desserts, shower, insurance, rescue,  personal clothing,
  • Any additional services requested and tips to the staff.

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