Langtang Valley Trekking- 8 Days

Langtang Valley Trekking may be the most accessible trekking area in Nepal yet it has remained mostly unnoticed by trekkers until now.  On the Langtang Valley Trek the view of the valley and the mountains is constantly changing, but always incredibly beautiful. Glacier fed streams tumble down the nearly vertical rock walls into the river. As we gain altitude we gradually leave the jungle and enter oak and rhododendron forests.  If we watch carefully we may see some interesting animals and birds like monkeys, musk deer, pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colourful danphe.The Langtang Valley Trek passes through many quaint villages where Tibetan script on prayer walls and chortens remind us of the Tibetan-Buddhist heritage of the inhabitants. Don’t miss the local yak cheese, it’s delicious!

The Langtang Valley Trek starts with a 130 km road trip from Kathmandu to Suryabrubesi, which takes approx. 8 - 9 hours.  Syabru Bensi, 1472m, marks the entry to the Langtang National Park where we register our TIMS and Park Pass and set off on our trek. The Langtang River is our constant companion on the Langtang Valley Trek. The trail starts out on a stone stairway in a deep gorge. On one side of the trail is a jungle, and on the other is the river. We cross back and forth across the river on suspension bridges many times during the trek. 

At Langtang, 3430m, the landscape begins to seem surreal.  The whole valley is open on all sides and dry as a desert. The magnificent Langtang Lirung, 7246m, dominates the myriad of huge peaks. As we climb the final distance to Kyanjin Gompa, the mountain views seem to become more and more magnificent with each step. A knoll overlooking the village gives a 270 degree panoramic view of glaciers and 5000 meter snowy white peaks.  At Kyanjin, 3870m, there is a monastery that is over 600 years old. Imagine the faith and determination it took to build this and survive the harsh winters around the same time Columbus discovered America.

From Kyanjin Gompa there are two equally awesome peaks to climb, depending on your energy levels. The more challenging is Tsergo Ri, 4984m, a 6hr or 7hr round trip; the relatively easy one, Kyanjin Ri, 4773m, is a mere two to three hour excursion from Kyanjin Gompa. We stay one more day in Kyangjin to explore the hills, ridges and glaciers around and then retrace the route back down the valley to Syabru Besi where we started out.

Annapurna Foothills Treks recommends trekking in September and December or in March and May. This trek is also suitable for a winter (Christmas) Trek as the weather in this region is moderate. A summer-time trek can be quite wet and a little slippery, and you need to combat leeches, but as for the views, this trek takes you so close to the Himalaya that even during the rainy season, you get great views of the mountains that would be impossible on any other trek. Get in touch to know more about the trip, itinerary, time, private or group departures. Email us at info@annapurnafoothills.com 

 

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Best Seasons for Langtang Valley Trekking

The best seasons for the Langtang Trek are from September to mid-December and from March to May. These months are known for sunny and warm weather and outstanding views.  For those who don’t mind the cold, trekking in December to February is also good and you will have the trails to yourself 

Langtang Valley Trek is a Tea Houses/Lodge Trek

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay. 

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!
Meals on the Langtang  Valley Trek

Three meals a day are included during your Langtang Valley Trek. The menu will be fairly simple, but freshly cooked and hygienic. You can enjoy typical Nepali, Tibetan and Sherpa food, as well as all types of international cuisine. Dinners and breakfasts will be provided in the teahouse/lodge where you spend the night. Lunches will be eaten in a teashop on the way to the destination of the day. 

Drinking Water on Langtang Valley Trek

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment. 

Fitness/Health

If you have a reasonable level of fitness, this trek should be more than manageable. The altitude becomes more noticeable the higher we go, so we walk at a slow pace and take plenty of breaks to rest and acclimatize.


Local Customs You Should Know About for Langtang Valley Trek

Ethnic groups of the hilly and mountain regions are predominantly Buddhist, and you will see many mani stones, stupas, gumbas and prayer wheels. It is respectful to pass these objects with your right side nearest to the object, in a clockwise direction. Avoid sitting or standing on mani stones, stupas, tables used for worship or anything that is a religious symbol, as that is considered disrespectful.


Travel Insurance for Langtang Valley Trek

Annapurna Foothills Treks strongly recommends that you have adequate insurance coverage to trek into this remote area. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy

 

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Beautiful trek into Langtang National Park
  • Trailhead is accessible by road 
  • Kyangjing Gompa, Yala cheese factory at Kyanjin
  • Unique culture of Tamang villages
  • Views of Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung

Day 1 : Drive Kathmandu –Syabru Besi, 1505m

Day 2 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel, 2415m

Day 3 : Lama Hotel to Langtang, 3430m

Day 4 : Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa, 3870m

Day 5 : Rest day in Kyangjin Gompa

Day 6 : Return to Lama Hotel, 2470m: 5-6 Hours

Day 7 : Trek to Syabrubesi, 1505m

Day 8 : Drive Syabrubesi - Kathmandu

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Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
22 September, 2019 29 September, 2019 US $585 per person Guaranteed
12 October, 2019 19 October, 2019 US $585 per person Available
24 October, 2019 31 October, 2019 US $585 per person Guaranteed
30 October, 2019 06 November, 2019 US $585 per person Available
07 November, 2019 14 November, 2019 US $585 per person Available
21 November, 2019 28 November, 2019 US $585 per person Guaranteed
15 December, 2019 22 December, 2019 US $585 per person Available
22 December, 2019 29 December, 2019 US $585 per person Available
15 January, 2020 22 January, 2020 US $585 per person Available
10 March, 2020 17 March, 2020 US $585 per person Available
14 March, 2020 21 March, 2020 US $585 per person Available
20 March, 2020 27 March, 2020 US $585 per person Available
31 March, 2020 07 April, 2020 US $585 per person Available
04 April, 2020 11 April, 2020 US $585 per person Available
10 April, 2020 17 April, 2020 US $585 per person Available
22 April, 2020 29 April, 2020 US $585 per person Available
30 April, 2020 07 May, 2020 US $585 per person Available
07 May, 2020 14 May, 2020 US $585 per person Available
20 May, 2020 27 May, 2020 US $585 per person Available
12 June, 2020 19 June, 2020 US $585 per person Available

Cost Include(s)

 

  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 7 nights (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Langtang National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Ground transfers Kathmandu - Syabru Besi- Kathamndu  by local bus (upgrade to private Jeep - $180 *2= $ 360 total)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients,  for 8 days ( USD 150 in total )
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

 

Recommended equipment list for Langtang Valley Trek

Head

  • 1 Sun hat / Warm hat
  • 1 Sunglasses with UV protection
  • 1 Flash light / Head lamp

Lower Body

  • 2 Under Garments (trousers)
  • 2 Lightweight cotton long pants
  • 2 Fleece pants (seasonal)
  • 2 Waterproof pants
  • 4 underwear
  • 1 skirt ( Optional )

Upper Body

  • 3-4 T-shirts
  • 2 Fleece jacket or pullover
  • 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • 1 Waterproof jacket
  • 1 sweater
  • 1 Down Jacket rated to minus 10-15 degrees

Hands

  • 1 pair Lightweight gloves wool or fleeced

Feet

  • 3 pair Thin inner socks
  • 3 pair Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • 1 pair Hiking shoes
  • 1 pair Running shoes or sandals for evening

Sleeping

  • 1 sleeping bag (good to -5 degrees C or 8 degrees F)
  • Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)

Accessories

  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Prescription drugs if you may be taking daily
  • Daypack bag (30-40L)
  • Trekking Poles/ sticks
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Liter
  • Camera

Personal Hygiene

  • Light weight towel
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipe

 

Extras/Luxuries

  • Reading book
  • Trail map/guide book
  • Journal and pen
  • iPod
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  • 1 modest swim suit
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 8 Days

Price : US $585 p/p

Trip Grade : Moderate

Maximum Height:3870m

Minimum Height:1300m

Minimum Group Size:2 Trekkers

Maximum Group size:12 Trekkers

Activities:Trekking, Sightseeing, Hiking

Transport By:Local Bus ( Private Jeep On Your Request )

Starting:Kathmandu

Ending:Kathmandu

Accommodation during trek:Local Lodges 7 Nights (7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners, tea, coffee and twin-share rooms with beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows included

Best Season:March- May and September- November

Permits:Langtang National Park Fee and TIMS Card

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