langtang valley trek

Langtang valley trek, third most popular trekking destination in Nepal after Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, lies 150 km north of Kathmandu valley. It is the well-kept secret of Langtang region and known as the valley of glacier with soaring peaks on either side. Langtang valley trek is relatively easy and offers trekker an extensive cultural experience, spectacular natural beauty and exotic mountain scenery with plentiful glacier, waterfalls and profusion of floral and faunal species. Lantang valley trekking is perfect for beginner and families with friendly teahouse serving extensive menu.

A 7/8 hours scenic drive through stunning mid hill forest separated by terraced farming field and villages takes you to Dhunche (1,950m). The Langtang valley trekking trail meanders gradually through rhododendron and bamboo forest creating for proper acclimatization with gradual ascend. The trail passes through less explored region of diverse ethnic group and lush forest of Langtang National Park to the vantage point of Kyangin Gompa. This region is culturally significant place which holds quaint temple and monasteries. A few hike to the Tserko Ri offers close and 3600 view of entire Himalaya range and glacier moraine of Langtang region.

Despite of being close to Kathmandu, Langtang valley trekking trail is high elevated and wild as Tibetan plateau with pristine rural landscapes that captivates every trekkers. The region borders Tibet and was once the popular trading route. The inhabitants of Langtang valley are surely Nepalese but most of them trace their root to Tibet. During the Langtang valley trek, travelers have the opportunity to get better understanding of local culture and way of living at remote Himalaya. You will surely enjoy the great hospitality of locals.

Day 01:

Arrival day at Tribhuvan International Airport (1,300m), Kathmandu and transfer to hotel by private vehicle

Day 02:

Sightseeing at Kathmandu valley including UNSCEO designated heritage site and preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel

Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1,950m/6,435ft) - 7/8 hours’ drive

Day 04:

Trek from Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2,230m/7,350ft) – 5/6 hours

Day 05:

Trek from Thulo Syabru to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,104ft) – 5/6 hours

Day 06:

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430m/11,253ft) – 5/6 hours

Day 07:

Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft) – 3/4 hours

Day 08:

Rest and exploration day at Kyanjin Gompa. Hike to Tserko Ri (4,985m/16,355ft) and trek back to Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 09:

Trek back from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m/8,150ft) – 7/8 hours

Day 10:

Trek back from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1,440m/4,750ft) via Sherpa Gaun – 5/6 hours

Day 11:

Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft) – 8/10 hours/ 132 km

Day 12:

Transfer to airport for final departure

Cost includes

    • Airport pickup & dropoff by Private Car.
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu in a 3-star category Hotel with Breakfast.
    • English Speaking Guide as per the itinerary, And a Porter in the Trekking area.
    • All accommodation in trekking area in local lodges. ( soft comfortable bed with Shared bathroom)
    • food, accommodation, salary, equipments, insurance, of guide and porter.
    • All surface transportation as per the itinerary.
    • Lamtang  conservation & TIMS permit.
    • Tourist service charge, Vat.
    • Office Service charge
    • 1 Night Cultural dinner.

Cost Excludes

    • Launch, dinner in Kathmandu and meals in trekking area.
    • Travel insurance
    • International air fare to and from Nepal.
    • Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
    • Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jacket)
    • Tips for guide, porters, driver ( Not mandatory )
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
    • Other things not mentioned in Cost includes.
    Equipments  we need in trekking
    • Duffel or Shoulder straps bag or suitcase.
    • Warm wool or synthetic clothes , hat that covers your head and ears from cold during trek (only in winter season(January, February and December)
    1. Goggles for sunbeam dust and wind.
    2. A neck warmer  for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for winter season (January, February and December). Optional pair of  warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in winter season  January, February and December).
    3. Woolen t-shirt for warmth.
    4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (During in rainy season from June to September.
    5. 1 Pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 Pair shorts.
    6. 2 Pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (During the trek in  winter January, February and December).
    7. 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
    8. 1 Pair light camping shoes or sneakers..
    9. 1 Pair sandals (Optional).

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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