Classic Langtang Valley Trekking

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Classic Langtang Valley Trekking Trip Overview
The high and isolated Langtang Valley is inhabited by welcoming and culturally rich Tamang people. Their religious practices, language and dress are very similar to those of Tibet than to traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. The area is famous for its pleasant local, unique tradition flavor, Buddhist monasteries and monuments along the way and spectacular mountain view. This charming Langtang valley trek follows the river upstream through forest of pine, bamboo and rhododendron, uphill through pastures to arrive at the alpine meadows of Kyanjin Gompa where you will get exceptional mountain view just a stone’s throw from the Tibetan Boarder.

The Langtang Region is easily access from Dhunche (district head quarter of Rasuwa) town and National Park office, which is a day´s drive from Kathmandu. The upper reaches of Langtang can be reached in four days of easy hiking; however, it is worthwhile to spend a few days around the forest at Ghoda Tabela to watch for the red panda. Once above Langtang village and the monastery at Kyangjin, Langtang are inhabited by people of Tibetan descent whereas the villagers of Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru further down are home to the Tamangs of Nepal´s middle hills. Trekkers can explore the high valley of Langshisa Kharka, Kyamjin Ri or hike to Tserko Ri which is (4985m, 16351ft.) from the sea level and more than 21 snowy peaks are seen from there.

The forest around Ghode Tabela in the below Langtang Valley and lower the Gosainkund Lakes are inhabited by the very shy red panda, a rare and endangered symbol of a healthy Himalayan ecosystem. Other animals, common to these forests are yellow throated martens, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, Ghorel (Mountain Goat), grey langur monkey and leopard. The region is also home of Himalayan honey guide, mountain pheasant, musk deer and snow leopard. The upper Langtang Valley is one of the few known breeding grounds of the ibis bills besides the Tibetan snow cock and snow partridge. Like other Himalayan nature parks, Langtang has to be explored on foot. There are several possible trails and itinerary to choose from depending on your favorite and time available.

 

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Join Kathmandu, pick from airport and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Visit ancient old temples in Kathmandu, get permits & preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1470m) 6-7 hrs drive. O/N in lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours walk. O/N in lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang (3330m) 5-6 hours, walk. O/N in lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870), 3-4 hours walk. O/N in lodge.
Day 07: Excursion Tsergo Ri 4985m, Explore surroundings O/N in lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel (2324m), 5-6 hours walk. O/N in lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Thulosyabru (2210m), 5-6 hours walk. O/N in lodge.
Day 10: Trek to Dhuche (2030m), 5-6 hours walk. O/N in lodge.
Day 11: Drive to Kathmandu. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 12: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing. Shopping for dear ones back home.
Day 13: Fly back to home country or further destination.

Note: This trip can be personalized as per your requirements that meet your time frame. The trip price will be according to Deluxe, Standard, Budget and group size so please kindly provide us your details for tailor made program. 

Detail Itinerary:
Day 01 Join Kathmandu
Flying to Kathmandu is thrilling with the views of snow-capped mountain peaks sprawling down below you are almost delighted, beginning a whole chain of memorable experiences that stay with you for a long, long time. I will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. I will help you check into your designated hotel. At the hotel, you will be briefed about your daily activities and a welcome dinner will be organized. Stay overnight in selected hotel
 
Day 02 Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private vehicle,
Our tour guide introduces you to the world heritage sites such as Bauddhanath, Pasupatinath, Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square by private vehicle. Stay overnight in Hotel. 

Day 03 Kathmandu - Syabru Bensi/1470m approx. 7 hours drive
After an early breakfast we drive north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Parts of the road are unsealed and the condition of the road often depends upon the monsoon season. We will travel via Trisuli Bazaar where the dam and hydroelectric project was completed by the Indian Technical Mission. Finally we drive on to Syabrubesi and spend a night there. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 04 Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours,

Start our trek after breakfast, the trail continues passing the village and you cross on a suspension bridge. Then the trail ascends upstream of Langtang Khola through the forests until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch, your trek continues through the deep forests till Bamboo and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail ascends through deep forests and you cross by suspension bridge, then again the steep ascent brings you in Lama Hotel which takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 05 Lama Hotel - Langtang 3330m, 5-6 hours,

The tail continues through the forests until reaching Gumnachok and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then you continue your hike to Godatabela which takes about 2 hours. Now you have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail continues passing the yak pasture land and through the forests until reaching Thangshyap which takes about 2 hours. Then your trail keeps rising until Chyamki and it takes about 1 and half hour. You cross on a suspension bridge and continue till Langtang village which takes about 1 hour. . You have a good view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks as well as beautiful waterfall. You can visit old monastery with your guide in the evening time. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 06 Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/3-4 hours,
Today is only short day walking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail continues passing the Yak pasture land until reaching Kyanjin Gompa which takes about 3 hours slowly. You have lunch. After lunch, you can visit Kyanjin Gompa and Cheese Factory with your guide and taste yak cheese. Now you have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Gangchempu, Nayakhang and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 07 Excursion Tsergo-Ri 4985m
Today, we do excursion and hike to Tsergo-Ri, 4985m. We start in the morning after breakfast. First you walk level trail about 30 minutes and you cross small stream. Then the trail continues steep ascending with viewing the panoramic snow capped mountains which takes about 3 and half hours. You have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala peak, Langshisha Ri and other snowy peaks. If you want to explore more and spend long time on the top, you better to take packed lunch from your Lodge. After enjoying, you climb down till to lodge which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 08 Kyanjin Gompa - Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours,

The trail descends down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours then continue walk and cross the suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 09 Lamahotel - Thulosyabru 2210m/5-6 hours,
In this day, you keep walking through the forests trail until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch you skip the trail to Syabrubesi. You climb up steep trail until reaching Thulosyabru which takes about 2 hours. Now you have great view of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal and other peaks. In the evening you can visit monastery with your guide. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 10 Thulosyabru - Dunche 2030m/5-6 hours,
In the morning, you start your trek after breakfast, the trail continues through the pine forests until reaching Brabal. It takes about 1 and half hours. Then you keep descending through the deep forests until reaching the Thulo Barkhu which takes about 2 and half hour. You have lunch here. After lunch, you follow the road trail till Dunche village. It takes about 1 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.

Day 11 Drive to Kathmandu, 5/6 hours,

In the morning after breakfast, drive from Dunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle. It takes about 5 hours. 3 hours drive in the rough road you arrive in Trisuli and have lunch there. After lunch, the road is smooth till Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.

Day 12: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
Full day Sightseeing in world heritage sites with Tour Guide by private vehicle,
Our tour guide leads you again other world heritage sites like Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 13: Fly back to home country

We will drop you at international airport to see off and wish you a safe journey.
 

Trip Cost Includes

  • Airport-hotel-airport pick and drop by private car/van
  • 4 nights room in peace, clean and standard hotels in Kathmandu, B and B service.
  • Days Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide with private car/van
  • Well experienced, government registered, fluent English speaking and friendly guide.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek.
  • Group first aid kit and water purifier. 
  • All ground transportations during the trip in Nepal.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and insurance of your guide & porters.
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Langtang National Park entrance fees and TIMS Card.
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porters insurance
     

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Hard drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Hot shower and hot water, laundry and toiletries.
  • Personal travel insurance, internet, phone calls
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

 

Fixed Departure Dates

Date(s) not available
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Trip Facts

Total Duration:
9 Days
Difficulty
Moderate
Group Size :
1+
Best Season:
Spring and autumn
Max. Altitude :
4985m
Accommodation:
Teahouse and Lodge
Transportation:
Local Bus or Jeep

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