Langtang Valley Trek
Trekking to the third popular region, just south of the Tibetan border offers an opportunity to explore interesting Tibetan style villages, monasteries and peoples whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet than to the traditions of their cousins in the middle hills; as well as visiting glaciers at the head of the valley. An optional climb to the Yala peak provides stunning views. From Katmandu, we take 8hrs. drive on a hair-raising mountain road to Dhunche and start Langtang Valley Trek. We climb through beautiful Chir and Blue pine forest before we reach at Shyabru. After crossing the Langtang Khola, we start our climb up the Langtang valley through excellent forests. Magnificent views are seen from Kyangjing Gomba and visiting glacier or climb the peaks at a comfortable low elevation. After descending to Langtang, Ghoretabala and Shyabru, we do finish the trek at Dhunche from where we have 7hrs. drive to Kathmandu.
Arrive in Kathmandu airport. You'll be met at the airport by our representative and transfer to hotel.
Half day guided sightseeing tour. Afternoon, meet the guide / trip briefing and final preparation of the trek.
Kathmandu - Dhunche 1970m 8hr drive.
An hour drive to Kakani with great views of the Himalayas then follow narrow road to tirsuli and up hill drive to kaliksthan and further Dhunche an attractive village with large stone houses providing excellent views of Gheng Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal.
Dhunche - Syabru 2150m 6hrs trek
Fist walking along the road until Thulo Bharkhu than steep up to ridge through the pinewoods entering the Langtang Valley. The trail then along the ridge de descends a short steep slope into Syabru.
Syabru - Lama Hotel 2400m 6hrs trek
The trail first descends through a dense forest to the bridge then climb up to the Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chongong.
Lama Hotel - Langtang Village 3400m 6hrs trek
The trail climbs steadily to Ghora Tabela with glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7246m) through the forest imdiatly a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung appears. Continue ascend steadily up to Langtang village an interesting Tibetan-style village.
Langtang Village - Kyannjin Gompa 3800m 5hrs trek.
Tral ascends gradually to a chorten behind which is a very long mani wall and passes two small villages and the village widens then some streams and a moraine before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa.
A rewarding day hike further up the valley kyanjin-Ri or Cherkori for the spectacular views that include Langtang Lirung, Ganchenpo, Langshisa Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Lenpo Gang and Urkinmang.
Kyanjin Gompa – Ghodetabela 2970m 7hrs trek.
Since you’ll be acclimatized and will be descending, we trek down all the way to Ghoretabal through the same trail in a day’s walk from Kyanjin Gompa.
Ghodetabela – Syabru 2225m 6hrs trek.
We continue keep retracing our steps back on the same trail and you should be able to reach Syabru in another day descending.
Syabru - Sing Gompa 3440m 6hrs trek.
Climb up the steep hill above the village passing pleasant teashops in the settlement of Dursagang then through forests, old chorten to the top of the ridge further to the small Buddhist monastery of Sing Gompa is about 100m along the trail to the left.
Sing Gompa – Dhunche
The trail goes along the ridge ascending a short steep slope into Syabru then descend through. Thulo Bharkhu village and further to Dhunche along the road way
Dhunche – Kathmandu
Drive to kaliksthan and further down to Tirshuli then to kakani with views of Gheng, Langtang Lirung, and Ganesh Himal. From kakani it is about 3 hrs drive to get to the kathmandu.
A full day sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley. Evening Join the farewell dinner with live Nepali cultural program hosted by the company.
If you have time and are interested for other adventure like white water rating, wild life safari or any other activities can extend your holiday or transfer to airport and fly back to sweet home.
Check-list of personal equipment:
– Good standard trekking boots
– Camping shoes/thongs
– Down Jacket
– Trekking trousers
– Shorts (both casual and for treks)
– Swim wear
– Sun Hat
– Woollen Hat
– Nylon Windbreaker
– Strong Rucksack
– Sleeping Bag
– Water Bottle
– Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
– Toilet paper
– Sun block
– Travel Towel
– Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
– Camera & lenses
– Memory cards
– GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
– Book/music player/pack of cards
– A plastic bag for waste
– Energy/snack bars
The following equipment are needed during the Climbing period: –
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore – Tex Jackets)
1. Arrival/departure transfers
2. 4 night 2-3 star category hotels with breakfast in Kathmandu.
3. Sightseeing tours by private vehicle with tour guide, entrance fees
4. Lodge accommodations and all meals during the trek, down jacket, sleeping bag
5. Cost for a first Aid and Eco trained English speaking guide and Porter
6. Emergency rescue arrangements, medical kit bag
7. All necessary paper works and trekking /entry permits
8. All government and local taxes where applicable.
9. Welcome or farewell dinner
Trip cost does not include
1. International airfare and Nepal visa fee
2. Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu
3. Emergency rescue and medical expenses
4. Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters
5. Tips for the trekking crew
6. Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required
Travel Insurance: –
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while travelling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.