Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Duration 11 Days Difficulty5,050m

Langtang Trek is a fairly difficult but fantastic trek in the Langtang National Park. The trek provides sundry of experiences. These involve exploring the wilderness of the national park and witnessing some extraordinary views of the snow-clad mountain peaks in Langtang Valley. Moreover, you also get to see the lifestyle of the century-old civilizations living in the region.

An Unspoiled Location

The Langtang valley is mostly untouched by the developments of the modern world. Most places are rural and unexplored by trekkers. We traverse through diverse landscapes along with villages, monasteries, and gumbas. The unexplored nature of the geography entails a calm setting and serene solidarity during the trek. Moreover, the trek also takes us through Gosaikunda Lakes where the devotees take a bath in freezing cold water. It also takes us to the Helembu region where the extraordinary lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs, as well as Sherpas, will amaze us.

Langtang Trek is perfect for adventurers looking for a long trekking expedition in the Himalayas. While not an easy trek, it is moderately difficult and is ideal for backpackers who have trekked a few times. Along with the views of the mountains, this trek offers you some excellent exploration of birds, animals, and plants found in the Langtang region.

Navigating Remote Trails

Traveling along the Trishuli River northward, we pass through Dhunche and Syabrubensi. We then enter the Langtang valley, cross rivers several times, and pass through rhododendron forests. Moreover, we encounter several glacial moraines on the way. Walking further up the valley, we reach the famous Kyangin Gompa. There, we’ll taste the famous local cheese and Yak’s milk. We hike further north up to Nubamatang, which is quite close to Tibet. From there, we trace back our steps to Syabru and Sin Gompa and finally reach the sacred Gosaikunda. The return trip will involve trekking through the beautiful Chisapani-Sundarijal route to reach Kathmandu.

Langtang Valley Trek is a truly unique experience. This trek, while lesser-known, provides you distinct experience compared to the Annapurna and Everest treks. The 15-day trek is a long expedition, but completion of the trek is quite fulfilling. If you’re looking for a unique experience in the Himalayas, then this trek has to be on your bucket list. Additionally, you can do this trek with us any time of the year, although we recommend the seasons of spring and autumn. Moreover, we provide the Langtang Trek at an affordable price with an experienced guide to accompany you all the way.


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TRIP DETAILS
  • Duration 11 Days
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best time to visit Dec, Jan, Feb,
  • Max-Altitude 5,050m
  • Difficulty Tough
  • Group Size Min. 2Pax
  • Tour Type Private tour
ACCOMODATION

Hotels, Tea Houses and Lodges.

After arriving at the airport in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up in a car and take you to your hotel. Later in the evening, we will have a briefing program about the trek.

After having breakfast, we start our guided tour of Kathmandu sightseeing. We will visit many of the World Heritage Sites, including Swayambhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, and Durbar Squares. These places are of vital historical and cultural significance. The temples are sacred sites for Hindu and Buddhist devotees. Similarly, the durbar square areas represent the various kings and rulers throughout Nepal’s rich history. We will have lunch during the day along with dinner in the evening before returning to our hotel.

After having breakfast, we will ride on a bus to Syabrubesi. We drive through some beautiful landscapes along with farmlands and forests. The road is mostly graveled as we’re heading towards the rural parts of Nepal. After 7 to 8 hours of drive, we will reach SyabruBesi.

We begin our Langtang-Gosaikunda trek early in the morning. First, we cross the bridge over the Trishuli River. Next, we traverse a straight path with lush forests and hike to Pahiro and then to Bamboo. From here, we ascend continuously up to Lama Hotel. We spend the night at the hotel.

We wake up to a stunning sunrise in the Lama Hotel and begin our trek. We walk across rhododendron forests while viewing the peaks like Langtang Lirung and Naya Kang. Moreover, we pass the human settlements at Thomna and Thyangsyap. After hiking for about 6 hours, we reach Langtang Village.

In the morning, we will stroll around and explore the area. We will also try some local cuisines in the village which is rich in traditions. We will then hike to KyanjingGompa, which will take about 4 hours.

On this day, we will rest and acclimatize to the high altitude. We will visit the popular KyanjingGompa, which is a popular Buddhist temple. The Gompa has some centuries-old paintings and ancient architecture. We will also enjoy the view of the mountains from the village.

We will start early and begin our trek. We trace back our steps alongside the familiar environment and reach Lama Hotel. The hike lasts for about 7 to 8 hours.

We walk through the same path that we came as we pass through the Bamboo village. We will then hike uphill to ThuloSyabru village which takes about 6 hours. We will spend the night in the beautiful Tamang village.

We will start early and start trekking uphill to reach Phoprang danda. The ridge provides some magnificent views of the mountains. We will then walk through rhododendron forests to reach Sing Gompa. After stopping here briefly, we will walk further through the sanctuary of the Red Panda. After a hike of 6 to 7 hours, we will finally reach the village of Lauribina.

On the tenth day, we will begin our hike towards the sacred lakes of Gosaikunda. It takes merely 4 hours to reach there as we pass through grasslands and streams to reach there. The lake of Gosaikunda is not only trekking heaven but also a holy site. Both Hindus and Buddhists consider the lake sacred for several reasons. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva made this lake by thrusting his trident into the mountain. During the Hindu festival of Janai Purnima, thousands of pilgrims come and take a bath on the lake. We will spend the night at a hotel in Gosaikunda.

After enjoying the beautiful sunrise in Gosaikunda, we will hike towards the Lauribina La Pass. This pass is the highest point in our trek and provides some extraordinary 360-degree view of the snow-clad mountains. After staying for some time in the pass, we will descend down to the village of Gopte.

We trek further downhill along a beautiful forest. The hike provides some stunning view of Shiska Psangma and DorjeLakpa mountains. After 6 hours of descent, we will reach the Kutumsang village.

We ascend and descend the green hills for about 6 to 7 hours to reach Chisapani. The place is a popular viewpoint as well as a hiking destination. We’ll spend the night at a hotel in Chisapani.

We will enjoy a superb sunrise from our hotel in Chisapani. We will then start our hike towards Sundarijal. The trail passes through several human settlements as we hike for 3 hours to reach Sundarijal. From there, we will take a private vehicle back to our hotel in Kathmandu.

Our representative will take you to the airport for your final departure.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All ground transportation by the private vehicle including airport transfers.
  • Three night’s accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tours including tour guide and entry fee.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek.
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt (yours to keep).
  • Langtang national park permit.
  • TIMS Fee – Trekker’s Information Management System (Please bring three passport photos).
  • Government taxes & office service charge.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.).
  • All kind of cold drinks during the trek.
  • Hot showers during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • WIFI internet during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory).

FAQs

  • Golijung Village and other Tibetan villages.
  • Hot natural springs and Chilime Hydro Power Dam.
  • View of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Shisapangma and Kerung(Tibet) peaks.
  • Witness ethnic cultures and their living style.

All foreigners except Indian nationals must have a valid visa to enter into Nepal. Visa is available on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport upon entry in Kathmandu, Nepal and at nepal borders of India and Tibet. Visa can be easily extended at the central immigration office. www.immigration.gov.np; Visa application requires a passport with at least 6 months until expiration and one passport -size photo. The current cost of visa for 30 days is US$40(to be paid in cash) for 30 days that is required to make in cash. Other currencies are also accepted although rates may differ.  Other nationalities should check entry requirements. visitors are requested to specify return flight tickets, time intended stay in Nepal. We recommended you schedule at least 1-2 day extra at the end of the trip just incase there is a delay. If no delay occurs we can arrange additional activity for your time in Nepal.To help calculate the exact dates of these crossings we have found the website www.timeanddate.com to be very useful. The children under the age of 10 will get free visa. Please be advised to check the current regulation. Visa regulation can change without prior notice. Citizens of china as well as citizens of south Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) get free visa. countries not entitled to get a visa upon arrival are Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan If you are a citizen of one of these countries, please contact your local Nepalese embassy.

Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency. (1 USD = ~ Rs.100 NPR). We can exchange most of the foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu and all over Thamel. Small amounts of cash can also be exchanged at the hotel. The ongoing rate of exchange is visibly displayed. The government of Nepal has banned the import, export and use of 500 and 1000 Indian Rupee note in Nepal. You should ensure that you are not carrying these notes on arrival in Nepal as they will be confiscated and you may also be fined. Despite having security advantage of traveller’scheque, we prefer cash exchange to avoid hassles like a lengthy process and high rate of commission at the banks. You can withdraw cash (in Rupees only) from one of the many ATMs in Kathmandu and Thamel itself. There are quite several ATMs that are open around the clock. The maximum withdrawal amount is 35,000 Rupees for a 500 Rupees processing fee if you are using your foreign card. If you use the money exchange facility at banks and financial institutions the service fee charge imposed is about four percent or more depending upon the bank.  Please note that most of the established banks in Asia will not accept foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes

Depending on the season you wish to go trekking you may have to make adjustments to clothing and equipments however these are the necessities list we prepared keeping keeping your comfort and utility in mind. We never recommend our clients to bring over equipments which are not necessary for the trek. Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or Wide brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra batteries

Face

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes

Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavy weight winter gloves

Body

  • Hiking shirts
  • Long sleeved shirt made of synthetic fibre
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T- shirts ( bring Light weight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • down jacket ( available in rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Water proof jacket and pants

Footwear

  • Hiking Boots that been worn in
  • Thick wool socks (Take a extra pairs of thick light socks)

Essential gear

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not).
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 bag is best in the high altitude trek)
  • Toiletries (toilet papers,  tooth paste, tooth brush, )

Toiletries

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant/ floss
  • Bio degradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers
  • Small mirror

Personal accessories

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera
  • Extra items
  • First aid kit
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of passport
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binocular

The most importantly, tipping is at travelers discretion and should be relied on good service that does not form the part of wages for your Guides, porters and crew although they are very much appreciated. In Nepalese culture, tip is the accepted and honored way to saying thank you (Dhanyabada) for good service. Normally the tips are offered at the end of the trek and this is best done as a group. Most groups will give the trips in farewell dinner on the last evening or last day of the trek, to mark the end of the trip. The amount of the trip is entirely a personal preference that may be more or less depending upon your perception of service quality, length of trip, budget and appreciation of their work. It is important to Discovery World Trekking crews who professionally take care of you all the time during the trekking, inspire excellent service and offer enriching journey- trip of once in a lifetime experience. We ensure that all of our crews including guides and porters are paid well and treated fairly with respect.

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