Langtang Valley Trek is the most popular one the tourist love to make in Nepal. This Valley is the nearest Himalayan Region from the capital city Kathmandu; just few hours’ drive from Kathmandu will take us to the beautiful Langtang region. In spite of being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang Region is as natural as any Tibetan highlands with calm rural landscape. The people living in Langtang are Tamang who follow and practice Tibetan culture and tradition. So, the Langtang Valley trekking, a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas gives opportunity to witness a glance of Tibetan life style. In Langtang, Yak is used for carrying loads and horses can be taken for transportation service at local price. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition guide can manage it if needed. The itinerary prepared for the route by Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition goes through the Rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and view of snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most different treks nearby Kathmandu. Langtang Valley trek is under the control of Langtang National Park.
Langtang Valley Trek starts with a day’s bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We begin the walk from Syabrubesi. We head upward to Lama Hotel and Langtang village until we arrive at the famous Kanyanjing Gompa. After exploring the region, we trek the same route to Syabrubesi from where we drive back to Kathmandu. We begin the walk from Syabrubesi. We head upward to Lama Hotel and Langtang village until we arrive at the famous Kanyanjing Gompa. Kanyanjing Gompa is famous for Yak Cheese which exported to the foreign country too. The Yak Cheese is very popular in Kathmandu.
The devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015 completely ruined the Langtang region. Villages of this region along with the people and hotels/lodges were covered by the avalanche. The routes have been severely damaged due to the landslide after the earthquake. But now, the Nepal and government and the local people are working hard for its rebuild. Let’s hope the routes and the hotels/lodges in this area will be ready for trekking soon.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1337m)
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu(1337m)
Day 03: Kathmandu – Dhunche (1960m) by bus 7-8
Day 04: Dhunche- Thulo Syabru Village (2210m) 4-5 hours
Day 05: Thulo Syabru Village- River Side (2410 m) 4-5 hours
Day 06: River Side – Langtang Village (3430 m)4-5 hours
Day 07: Langtang Village – Kyangjin Gompa (3830 m)3-4 hours
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa(3830 m) Rest Day/ Hiking to view the glaciers
Day 09: Kyangjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2500m)5-6 hours
Day 10: Lama Hotel –Syabru Besi (1503 m)4-5 hours
Day 11: Syabru Besi – Kathmandu by bus 8-9 hours
Day 12: Shopping /Rest in Kathmandu (1337m) Bhaktapur sightseeing
Day 13: Departure from Kathmandu (1337)
Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern while traveling with Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. The trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is necessary due to unfavorable circumstances. Unfavorable weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, or an unexpected natural disaster can force changes to the itinerary. However, every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. The lead guide will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and according to plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition is capable, experienced, and prepared to give 24-hour emergency response to any accident or condition that requires attention or evacuation.
Himalayan Vacation Treks & Expedition requires that trekking and expedition guests have Insurance Policies. A Travel Insurance Policy should cover the cost of emergencies (including altitude sickness), injuries, and evacuations. Please, it is essential to bring your Travel Insurance Policy, or copies of your pertinent existing insurance coverage with you to Nepal. HV Treks will require a copy for our office records. We, as well, advise you to inform your existing insurance agent/company of your itinerary, including trekking, climbing, and hiking, and insure your current policy provides sufficient coverage.
You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A representative will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.
A local guide will be available. According to your wishes, the guide will escort you for sightseeing. Sightseeing may include the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupati, Boudhanath, Patan Durbar Square, and the Swoyambhunath areas. Starting after breakfast, usually at 9.00am, the exploration of Kathmandu Valley can continue until 5.00pm. Lunch and dinner, you will be responsible for.
We take bus or jeep to dhunche from Kathmandu. It will be about 7-8 hours drive. The road goes through the villages, terraced farming lands and jungles. The views through the window of the vehicle are of course spectacular. The road is narrow, so the driving is adventurous. Dhunche is the head quarter of Rasuwa District. Internet and telephone facilities are available in here. We enter through army check post for Langtang National Park. We spend the night in a lodge in Dhunche. From today onward, after the dinner or before we go to bed, the Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition trekking guide will take report and give briefing in every evening about the trek that we are going to make next day.
We walk for about one and half hours through the motor able road. We cross a big bridge over the stream that comes from the Gosaikund Lake. We leave the road and walk through the path that goes uphill and downhill through the jungles. The walking is full of adventure. We go downhill just half an hour before the Thulo Syabru village. The village is equipped with internet, telephone facilities. We can visit to Gompa here. From this village, the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung (Ghonne) (7227m) and it’s ranges are seen. Langtang Lirung is the boarder of Tibet which also known as the roof of the world.
The route goes downhill through the village in the beginning. We cross a suspension bridge over a stream and then we go uphill for some time. Then we walk steep downhill to Bamboo. After Bamboo the path goes steep uphill to River side. We cross tea houses, Rhododendron jungles on the way. From some points we can see the cliff with wild bee hives across the river; that looks really amazing. We camp in a lodge in the River Side in the bank of Langtang Khola.
Today also we climb almost from the beginning to the end. However, we walk the slightly flat path an hour earlier we reach Langtang Village. The views of Himalayas, green hills, streams, jungles are the one that are around us today. We meet check post of Army for Langtang National Park on the way. Finally we reach and stay in one of the lodges in beutiful Langtang Village. Internet, telephone, mobile phone services are available here.
We walk slightly flat and uphill path today. Mani walls welcome us on the way in various points. We cross small suspension bridge over Langtang Khola. We enjoy panoramic view of Langtang valley. Since the tea houses are available on the way, we stop to refresh in every now and then. Kyangjin Gompa, a monastery, lies above the area where the lodges/hotels lie. We stay in one of the lodges here.
We rest here today since the view around is spectacular. We visit to Kyangjin Gompa. We can visit to Yak Cheese factory here and buy the fresh one if we wish. Telephone and internet facility are available here. The hotels/lodges are constructed near the big rocks that look peculiar. We can make a short hiking to Kyangjin Ri and Cherko Ri from where we can enjoy the views around us more widely. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition guide will arrange for our visit to the various places today. We may go to visit cheese factory and gompa on our own in Kyangjin Gompa.
We back through the same route to Lama Hotel skipping Langtang Village camp. Since the path goes downhill, our trek will be much easier today.
Today also the route goes downhill so the trekking is much easier. Syabru Besi lies in the bank of Bhote Koshi River and Langtang Khola. It’s beautiful village.It is the area of Langtang national park. Langtang national park is famous for rare animals like Red Panda (Habre).We can view the ranges of beautiful hills opposite of us while walking.
Today we drive by bus or jeep to Kathmandu from Syabru Besi. This is the last day of our trek. In Syabrubesi ,there is a hydropower named Chilime Hydropower Station. It is the shopping station of Tamang people of this area.
This day after breakfast we come to Kathmandu from Bhaktapur by bus or car. It is just 14km’s drive. Then we spend this day on our own either looking around Kathmandu, buying souvenir for our friends/family or we can have full rest or prepare for going back to your home country. In the evening we will be served the Farewell Dinner by the company.
Today, we check the list of all necessary documents and goods of our guest. We confirm the flight tickets before 72 hours of departure flight. We advise our guest to put passport and tickets at their handbag for convenience. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.
Max Altitude: 3830 meters
Best Season: October – December, March-May
Difficulty Level: Moderate
It is called the winter season in Nepal. It is a season for snowfall in mountain region above 4300m in Nepal. So trekking is possible below 4500m during this period. This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively less trekkers on the trail.Sunrise and Sunset are seen very clear and beautiful in this season. So tourist who wants to pass short holidays during this period Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes to see splendid view of nature. During this period, we arrange family tour to experience natural beauty with short hikings and cultural tour.It is suitable for homestay tour through which different rituals and culture can be experienced during this period. The famous homestay like Sailung Timal homestay,Timal homestay, Tamang Heritage Homestay, Ghalegaon Homestay are the special places to visit. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour for this places. Chitawan National park Bardiya National Park are also the places to have live experience of culture and rituals.
It is spring season which is known as trekking season in Nepal. A smooth wind and gentle breeze is felt all over the country. Sunny days and clear weather are the supportive factors for trekking in this season. Presence of cloud can be seen in the sky during this season.So a short rainfall can be felt during this period. It is the season of expedition and climbing high peaks in Nepal .So many tourist from different parts of the world come to climb peaks above 7000m in this season. Himalyan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and journey for climbing during this period.Peak climbing period can be enlength upto June so Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges attractive programmes during this period.This period offer plenty of opportunities for clear mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom, and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendrons – coat the mountainsides with its colorful beauty throughout the spring.Except rhododendrons , many kind of natural flora and fauna makes Nepal very beautiful during this season
It is rainy season in Nepal. As it is the season of heavy rainfall. it is also known as the crops harvesting season in Nepal. In this season, trekking is slight difficult in Nepal. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection. However, Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and trek during this period in dry areas. We arrange treks and tour in dry areas like Mustang , Upper Dolpa , Leh Ladakh (India) and Tibet.
Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our trek. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes.This is the season of feast and festivals. This is also known as the special season for flowers in Nepal. Marigold is the popular and found best in this season. Temples and holy places are visited during this period. Festivals like Dashain , Tihar and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Long national holidays are offered for this festival for civil workers. This season is known as the king of the season. No rainfall, sunny days and moderate temperature are the most favourable factors of this season for treks and tours in Nepal.Every kind of treks and tours can be done during this period.So many tourist come to see beautiful Nepal in this season. Many trekking routes are full of tourist during this season. Peaks 6000m to 7000m are the best destination for climbing in this season.Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes tourist to feel the splendid view of nature of Nepal in this season.
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Please understand that the items listed below will vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Your gear will be carried by your porter and you will be required to carry your own day-pack (with your valuables and things of immediate importance to you). We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. Our list of equipment is prepared on the basis of our long experience. The Himalayan Vacation Trek & Expedition Team leader will check your gear to insure you have all necessary equipment at the start of the trek. If necessary, the HVTreks’ guide will request additions of necessary equipment when and where it is available.
-Note: In the larger towns and cities of Nepal, pharmacies have available common over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Western/foreign brand name products and prescription drugs are not. We suggest you bring the pharmaceuticals you use in enough quantity.