Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trekking
The Langtang Valley Trek is also popularly known as Valley of Glaciers Trek. Langtang is one of the closet places from the Kathmandu Valley where you can see the huge snow-capped Himalaya and gorgeous glaciers.
- Enjoy fantastic aerial views
- Experience and explore local life
- Views of scenic local villages and the stunning mountain range
What to Expect?
The Langtang Valley is located only 19 miles from Kathmandu. Though the Langtang Valley Trek is very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with very peaceful and rural scenery. The starting point of the trek will be Syabrubensi, from which we will follow the Langtang River to the east until we get to Kyangin Gompa (3,049) with anovernight stay at one of the hotels there.
Heading up a gentle slope, we pass along dramatic ridges through local villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamangs and Sherpa people. We will come across lush forests of Rhododendron and Oak, before arriving at the Langtang Valley, where we find flapping prayer flags and yak herders. Langtang Lirung, Langshisa, Ganjala Peaks are the center of attention while we are in the Valley.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Kathmandu Adventures. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Kathmandu Adventures display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to your hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipments and team composition. Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (Boudhanath). In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items. Included meals:B
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. In Trishuli Bazar we have lunch before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. Included meals:B
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs
Today is our first day of trekking. We follow the Langtang Khola River and pass through the dense forests. We cross several suspension bridges and also pass by a tea house. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging. Included meals:B
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6/7 hr
After our morning tea we embark on our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along dense forests. After a steady climb up through the valley we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. We are passing by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Included meals:B
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3-1/2 hr
After morning tea and breakfast we trek out of the village and pass through yak pastures. We also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. Since we are getting into the high altitudes you might start feeling the thin air. We reach Kanjin Gompa which is surrounded by the Himalayas. You can walk around Kanjin Gompa to take in the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks. Included meals:B
Day 07: Visit to Tserko Ri and trek back to Lama Hotel: 5/6 hrs
In the early morning we visit Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. After breakfast we proceed to Lama Hotel. It’s a 4/ 5 hour walk from Kanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The trail goes all the way down hill through forests following the river. We pass through the ethnic Tamang settlements who follow religious and cultural practices similar to the Tibetans. Included meals:B
Day 08: Trek back to Syabrubesi: 5 hrs
After breakfast we trek for about 5 hours down to Syabrubensi. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. After arriving in Syabrubesi we’ll have lunch. Included meals:B
Day 09: Transfer to Kathmandu
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. After arriving in Kathmandu you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Spend the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, in the evening, there will be dinner and Cultural show hosted by Kathmandu Adventures . Included meals:B D
Day 10: Farewell Friend
We are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organise the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Kathmandu Adventures will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. Included meals:B
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Kathmandu Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
• All accommodation in 3 star (by Nepalese Standard) hotels in cities- twin sharing rooms
• Domestic flights
• All Ground transportation
• All accommodation w/breakfast during the trek.
• Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
• One cultural show and dinner
• National park entry fees and TIMS permit card
• International Flight, Airport tax and Nepal Visa fee
• Major meals in Cities
• All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
• Personal clothing and gear, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
• Tips to guide and porter
• Cost raised by flight cancelation, emergency rescue charges , landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control
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