Langtang valley trek
, located within Central Himalaya in between Ganesh and Jugal Himal range. Which forms a barrier between Nepal and Tibet / China
and the closest accessible route from Kathmandu
to enter Tibet. Langtang valley situated within the massive range of Langtang Himal consists of an array of peaks. Includes the main Langtang Lirung at 7,234 m / 23, 734 feet, Langtang-Ri At 7,205 m / 23, 638 feet. Extends to Dorje Lakpa 6,966 m / 22, 854 feet and Loenpo Gang 6,979 m / 22,897 feet. Continues further with Changbu 6,781 m / 22,247 feet and Yansa Tsenji 6,690 m / 21,950 feet. Kyanjin-Ri 6,601 m / 21, 657 feet, Dogpache 6,562 m / 21, 529 feet.The group of peaks includes Langshisa-Ri 6, 427 m / 21, 086 feet, Gangchenpo 6,387 m / 20, 955 feet. All the way to Morimoto 6,150 m / 20, 180 feet, Tsogaka 5,846 m / 19,180 feet. Including Yala Peak at 5,520 m / 18, 110 feet the most popular trekking peak, towards the south smaller mountain range.
The Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most exciting and culturally captivating treks in the Langtang region
of Nepal. The trail leads you to the villages inhabited by Tamang and Bhotia. Along the path, you will see views of mountains like Gang Chhenpo, Langtang Lirung, Surya Peak, Yala Peak
, and Sisal Pangma. The Langtang Valley falls in Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park, Langtang National Park which is home to diverse wildlife. From the endangered Red Panda to snow leopards, and the national bird, Danphe, Langtang national park is home to these rare animals. You may also spot Wild Boar, Black Deer, Musk Deer, and more.
Langtang Valley Trek is not just known for its natural beauty and wildlife but also for the unique traditions and way of life of the Tamang
and Bhotia communities living there. Also, the region welcomes you to try the fresh milk products from the yaks raised there. You can visit the famous cheese factory at kyangjin Gompa. There are many attractions in the area that will keep you mesmerized by the grandeur of Nepal. Gosainkund, Helambu Trek is also known
as the Langtang region, The Langtang Valley Trek begins from the wonderful Syabrubesi and then heads to Lama Hotel and Langtang village
which is one of the first attractions. Eventually, you will reach the highest elevation of 400 m at Kyangjin Ri or 5033m at Tserko Ri before heading back to Lama Hotel, Syabrubisi, and Kathmandu.
The Routes to Langtang Valley:
Starts from Kathmandu city taking a drive towards Rasuwa district, where Langtang Himal is located, heading due north-west. Drive leads uphill to Dhunche at 1950 m, the headquarters town of Rasuwa area, and the entrance of Langtang National Park. Drive continues downhill to Syabrubesi village where the trek to Langtang Valley begins, next day climb to Lama Hotel. A small settlement amidst forest surrounding, from here the walk continues uphill to Langtang village, then reaching Langtang Valley. Where Kyanjin is situated on a scenic Langtang valley enclosed by an array of peaks on both sides of the valley.
Spending an extra day to explore its beautiful surroundings with a hike to its scenic viewpoint hills of Tserko-Ri and Kyanjin-Ri. After a wonderful time at Langtang valley and Kyanjin settlement, walk back to Syabrubesi with overnights at Lama Hotel. Next, early morning drive on the same route back to Kathmandu, after an enjoyable exciting experience on Langtang Valley Trek.
Health and physical needs Langtang Valley Trek:
The Langtang Valley Trek is a medium trek suitable for individuals, families, and groups with the ability to walk 6-7 hours a day with a light bag. Walking at high altitudes requires a lot of physical fitness but if you are in excellent health with a positive attitude and average physical fitness then you can do this hiking. Exercising and running regularly 2-3 months before the trek date is a good idea to increase your stamina. Past trekking experience is not mandatory though it is definitely useful. If you suffer from heart, blood-related diseases, and lung problems, consult your doctor before booking a trekking date and let us know. hiker Himalaya treks company's first priority is your safety, also easy making sureness your dream.
Langtang Valley Trekking Cost:
Langtang region trekking is economical and budget-friendly. Compared to EBC and other places trek, Langtang Valley Trek is also very affordable. The price of trekking in Langtang Valley is reasonable and has been finalized by Hiker Himalaya Treks. The price of all packages varies from one to another and depends on the time period, facilities, number of guides and porters, and additional services. The cost of the Langtang trek includes three meals, accommodation, permit card, guide-porter fee, and transportation fee. Hiker Himalaya Treks also guarantees pedestrian satisfaction, standard service, and financial transparency. Also, check out the included and excluded features in the package cost.
Accommodation and food during the Langtang Valley trek:
While staying in Kathmandu, three-star hotels or similar facilities are provided while the facility of a teahouse/lodge is provided during the trek. All accommodation is shared by twins and single rooms are provided at your request with additional costs. Single rooms are readily available in urban areas but are difficult at higher altitudes. Clean food is provided on trekking days. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be arranged on the trek.
The most common Nepali food is typical Nepali pulses, rice, and vegetables, but also common international food (Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc.). You will be provided with the best food available according to the menu. There will also be a welcome and farewell party on our behalf.
Equipment & Packing List for Langtang Valley Trekking:
The following list is a guideline to help you pack for your trekking. The weight limit for your luggage is 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter. However, you are required to carry a small day- pack with your valuables or anything important in your hiking. We advise you to pack only what is necessary.
Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.
For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.
For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket
For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.
For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.
For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.
Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag; A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional); Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).
Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m):
The Langtang Valley Tour begins from Kathmandu valley so you will fly to Kathmandu. You will be picked from the Tribhuvan International Airport and transferred to your respective hotel. You will be offered a warm welcome dinner with Nepali meals and drinks.
Day 2 : Preparation and sightseeing in Kathmandu:
This is the day set aside for sightseeing and trek preparation. On this day, you will be briefed about the Langtang Valley Trek by the guide who will also offer tips on packing your bag with necessary clothing items. After breakfast, you can head out Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. The valley has a lot to offer from a spiritual, historical, authentic, and natural perspective. If you love ancient history, then you can visit Narayan Hiti Museum, and if you like artwork and culture, then you can visit the courtyards of Bhaktapur, Kathmandu, and Patan. You can also visit the temples of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, or Swayambhunath if you like to be close to religion and spiritual self.
Day 3 : Drive towards Syabrubesi (1460 m) 6 hrs:
This is the day when you will be driving towards Syabrubesi which is the entrance to our Langtang Valley Trek. The drive is exhilarating since you will spot various green mountains, lush crop fields, rivers, and distant mountain ranges. Syabrubesi is the entrance to many other treks in the Langtang Region. Upon reaching there, you will see a big bazaar and many lodges. Stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 4 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2430 m) 5 hrs:
This day is the first of your trekking days for the Langtang Valley Trek. The trek for today is relatively easier than other days. You will be heading towards the Lama Hotel through terraced farms and villages. You will be bestowed with views of Langtang Lirung and green forests.
Day 5 : Trek to Langtang Village (3430 m) 4hrs:
This is one of the highlights of your Langtang valley trek since you will be entering the Langtang Village on this day. The well reserved Langtang National park is home to a wide range of flora fauna. The Langtang village is a settlement in somewhat mid of the valley and opens up to Ghoretabla. You can experience the lifestyle of the Tamang and Bhotia communities living in the area. You can taste pure yak cheese, ghee, milk, and other milk products.
Day 6 : Trek to Kyangjin RI/ Tserko RI (4000m/5033m) 4-5 hrs:
On this day, you will be leaving Langtang village and heading towards Kyangjin RI or Tserko RI which is the highest elevation of the trek. You will need to take short steps since rushing uphill might get make you have altitude sickness. Throughout the way, you will be offered close up views of the Naya Kanga, Langshisha, Dorji Lakpa, and Langtang Lirung. You might hike towards Tserko RI which sits at an altitude of 5033m. Stay overnight at Lodge.
Day 7 : Rest at Kyangjin and hike:
This day has been set aside for resting at Kyangjin RI to avoid falling victim to altitude sickness. You will have mesmerizing views of the Langtang range at a closer distance. You can hike around the nearby areas for better views and also for acclimatizing yourself. Stay overnight at a lodge.
Day 8 : Trek to Lama Hotel- 6hrs:
On this day, you will take the path that leads towards the Lama Hotel. The path is the same that you have taken before. The views will eventually get imprinted in your mind as you head back to Lama Hotel. The Langtang range will be on full display in the backdrop as you walk past pine, and oak treelines.
Day 9 : Trek to Syabrubesi-5 hrs:
On this day, you will be taking heading to Syabrubesi; the same place where you began the trek. As it marks the end of your stay n the Langtang region, you can enjoy yourself with your friends at night by enjoying some local meals and drinks.
Day 10 : Drive to Kathmandu- 6 hrs.:
This is the day when you will be leaving the Langtang region and heading towards Kathmandu Valley. The drive back home is relaxing as you will be offered exquisite views of green hills and the distant Himalayas. As you reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your respective hotels where you can relax. In the evening, you can head out and excurse the area of Thamel to pick up souvenirs. Enjoy a lovely farewell dinner with authentic Nepali cuisine.
Day 11 : Departure:
On this day, you will be taking the homeward bound and bidding farewell to the beautiful country of Nepal. You will be dropped off at the Tribhuvan International Airport by our guide. As you head home, you will most certainly recall all the fantastic memories you had in the Langtang Valley Trek. You can also make further plans for trekking in the Langtang region in the days to come.