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Langtang Valley Trekking

Trip code NNTR-1020
Package name Langtang Valley Trekking
Duration 10
Max. elevation 5531 m
Level MODERATE
Transportation Private tourist vehicle as per the itinerary.
Accomodation

3-Star hotel in Kathmandu and Best available guesthouses during the trek.

Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 945 per person

Highlights

Overview

A short and easy trek of just 7 - 8 days to Langtang is something everyone should try once. The Langtang Valley trek offers remarkable natural panorama, magnificent views of Mt.Langtang Lirung (7227m), Mt.Ganchenpo(6387m),  Mt.Naya Kanga(5844m), Mt.Yubra(6264 m), Mt.Langtang ll (6596m), Mt.Yella peak (5500m), Mt.Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and many more. Something that makes this trek so attractive. We can experience the magical mountains peering at us and we get to see all that from “Cherko Ri" located at an altitude of 5033m, the highest viewpoint of our trekking. And one of the most impressive Mountain View spot in Nepal.

The Langtang Valley sits within the first national park designated in Nepal – the Langtang National Park. The valley offers some of the most spectacular mountain trekking and scenery near Kathmandu. Just a half-day drive north from Kathmandu brings you to the trekking starting point Shabrubeshi. While trekking locations such as Mount Everest and Annapurna tend to capture the attention of mountain lovers, Trekking trails such as Langtang offer a fantastic Himalayan trekking and magnificent mountain scenery experience without the impact of high volume trekking groups. This makes the Langtang Valley one of those “best-kept secret” locations that only some trekkers get to experience. Langtang valley treks provide an opportunity for very short duration treks to still reach high into the heart of the Himalaya Mountain peaks that run along the border between Nepal and Tibet. There are so many opportunities for side treks, circuit treks, high mountain passes, traverses, and peak climbing all within the beautiful Langtang Valley. This trek pursues one of these opportunities and reaches the spectacular high point of Cherko Ri (5,033m) that offers stunning Himalaya Mountain and Langtang valley scenery. This is one of the most scenically rewarding treks in Nepal. You have the opportunity to marvel at countless snow-capped Himalayan summits close at hand and also challenge yourself to reach the heart-pounding altitude of 5033m.

The Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with peaceful rural scenery. The starting point of trekking will be Syabrubesi. From here we will follow the Langtang River to the east until we get to Kyanjin Gompa (3,950m). Heading up a gentle slope, we pass along the dramatic ridges through local villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamang, and Sherpa people. Then we will come across the lush forest of Rhododendrons and oaks. Once we arrive at the Langtang valley we will find flapping prayer flags in the main tracks, brightly painted shortens, and Mani walls. Langtang Lirung,  Langshisa Kharka, Langtang 2, Yella peak, Ganchenpo, Yubra are the center of attraction, that we can see during the trek to Langtang Valley. We will also visit the local yak cheese factory as well as the view of the glaciers, which is also a gateway to Tibet. Then we return back to Langtang and to Lama Hotel, our trek finally comes to an end after we reach Shyafru Besi, from where we drive back to Kathmandu. This whole trip will always remain in the most sacred part of your heart, you will always cherish these memories and you will want to make more of them again and again. Happy Trekking.

Outline Itinerary


Our suggested itinerary starting from Kathmandu and ending at Kathmandu for 8 days offers most of the great things this Langtang Valley Trek has to offers to the trekkers. If you have enough time and want to explore more of Langtang reason you should look for NNTR's Langtang Gosainkunda Trek - 11 Days or Langtang Circuit Trek - 18 Days. We will be more than happy to know your preference and or the style of traveling. Just let us know how we can help you to customize and make this trek wonderful.

DayItinerary
Elevation in Meter & Feet
Trekking / Walking
1Arrival in Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
30m Drive
2Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
5-6 hr Drive
3Drive to Shyafru Besi
1,550m / 5,085 ft
6- hr Drive
4Trek to Lama Hotel
24,70m / 8,103 ft
5-6 hr Trek
5Trek to Langtang Village
3,450m / 11,318 ft
5-6 hr Trek
6Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa
3,850m / 12,631 ft
3-4 hr Trek
7Day hike up to Cherco RI (5,033m / 16,512 ft)
3,850m / 12,631 ft
5-6 hr Trek
8Trek to Lama Hotel
24,70m / 8,103 ft
6-7 hr Trek
9Trek to Shyafru Besi
1,550m / 5,085 ft
4-5 hr Trek
10Drive to Kathmandu
1,400 m / 4,600 ft
6-7 hr Drive
11Departure

30m Drive

Accommodation in Langtang Valley Trek


in Langtang Trek, most of the Guesthouses are basic and simple. some of them are providing the room with attached bathrooms and hot shower. These luxury accommodations are available in Syabrubesi, Langtang, and Kyanjin Gumpa. in Other Villages, teahouses have comfortable shared toilet and washing facilities.

There is nothing like falling asleep after a long day on the trails to a panoramic display of mountains outside your bedroom window. On the inside, the accommodation is simple, yet clean, cozy, and functional. The rooms usually include single-sized beds with comfortable sheets, pillows, and blankets. All the Accommodation for your trek and tour is twin sharing basis. If you wish to get a single supplement it will be available in Kathmandu and lower elevation of the trekking area but it might be difficult to get them in higher elevations in peak seasons.

Food in Langtang Valley Trek


During the Langtang Valley Trek, you can enjoy traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhaat”, which is a platter of boiled rice, curry, Greens, lentil soup, and pickles is available everywhere, as well as many types of International (Indian, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Tibetan, etc) foods.

For breakfast, you can choose items of bread, eggs, porridge, muesli, Corn flakes, pancake, fries, Chapati, etc.

The lunch and dinner menu is the same, which includes items of some vegetables (limited option), spaghetti, pizza, noodles, sandwich, burgers, Soup, momo, etc are common foods. The fruit is rare and you don’t find any seafood items on the menu.

You can also find simple choices of hot beverages that include different types of tea, coffee, hot chocolate, hot lemon with Ginger and honey, etc. In some places, you can also find a simple dessert menu that includes apple pie, chocolate roll, custard, and pudding. Breakfast and Dinner we will take wherever we stay and the Lunch we will take on the way to our Destinations.

Our Trekking Team for Langtang Valley Trekking


Your safety is our first priority. To make your dream adventure come true and successful there will be 1 professional trekking leader/guide, 1 assistance trekking guide (1 assistance trekking guide for every 7 trekkers), and support staff / Sherpa porters (1 support staff for every 2 trekkers). These arrangements will make sure that if anybody in the group gets any issue (emergency return, Altitude sickness, physical damage, sickness, etc) in the middle of the trek and can’t continue rest of the group can still go ahead as planned as to the destinations.

Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek


Langtang Valley Trek can be done all time of the year as it is so close to the mainland of Kathmandu valley. However Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best months. The air, freshly washed by the monsoon rain, is crystal clear, stunning mountain scenery, and the weather is still comfortably warm.

Although Langtang Trek can be taken during winter and monsoon too, but the cold can be bitter and dangerous at high altitudes, trekking trails above 3500 meters are usually blocked by heavy snowfall. And the trails can be slippery due to the monsoon rain and you may have to trek all day under the rain without any view. Nepal’s famous Juka (leeches) are an un-pleasant feature of the wet season, but with care, trekking can still be possible and there are certainly fewer trekkers on the trail.

For more detail please visit the FAQ section below the package

Langtang Valley Trek Video


Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative from Namaste Nepal Trekking & Research Hub will pick you up from the airport. He will be displaying a NNTR sideboard outside the airport terminal. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the afternoon pre-trip meeting will be holding at our office. During this meeting we will introduce your trek and or tour leader/guide, so please make sure that you ask all the questions and concerns. For the meeting please make sure you bring your passport,2 copies of passport size photos, and your travel insurance policy copy (if you haven’t sent it by email before).  And sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

Day 2 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

After breakfast, your sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley will start. You will have a professional tour guide with a private vehicle. Today you will visit the following cultural wonders of Kathmandu valley:

Swambhunath Stupa/Monkey temple:

Is an ancient religious architecture atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal. The Swayambhunath consists of a stupa and a variety of shrines and temples. A Tibetan monastery, museum, and library are more recent additions. And we can see the 360-degree view of Kathmandu valley. This will be a good way to start your day with

Pashupatinath Temple:

 Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important and significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world. Located on the bank of the Holy  Bagmati River near the airport. The major temple is strictly for Hindus only even though you are not allowed to go inside the main temple you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the other bank of the river. 

Boudhanath Stupa: 

Another UNESCO World Heritage site;  Boudhanath another holiest site of Kathmandu valley. It was built in the 5th century with pairs of eyes in all 4 directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings.

Patan durbar square:

City of Fine Arts Patan; The ancient royal palace of Patan faces magnificent Durbar Square. This concentrated mass of temples is perhaps the most visually stunning display of Newari architecture to be seen in Nepal. The historic monument which describes the oldest architecture of Nepal is Patan durbar square, Temple construction in the square went into overdrive during the Malla period (14th to 18th centuries),

Kathmandu Durbar Square:

After finished sightseeing in Patan on the way to your hotel, our driver will drop you at Kathmandu Durbar Square (only if you are staying at Thamel) from where you can walk back to Thamel through the narrow and oldest open street market of Asan. In Kathmandu durbar square you can see the following: 

-Pagoda style temples which were made twelve to eighteen centuries

-An ancient royal palace with a museum

-Kashthamandap (which named to the city as Kathmandu)

-Living Goddess Kumari

-Black Bhairava (God of death)

Day 3 : Drive to Shyafru Besi (1,550m / 5,085 ft)

After Breakfast, We will set off for our exciting Himalayan ride to Shyafru Besi. The journey of about 6 to 7 hours will break by a few stops on the way. With The road crossing the Tirshuli, this reason offers a wilderness experience with beautiful landscapes of alpine forests. During the months of March and April, the Rhododendron forests are in full bloom and we can see many birds butterflies, and trees. We will have to stop by a few checkpoints on the way to register and buying the national park permits. Then we arrive small town of Shyafru Besi, the Trekking starting point.

Day 4 : Trek to Lama Hotel (24,70m / 8,103 ft)

On our first day of the trek, we set out towards the Lama Hotel, the trek will take 5 to 6 hours crossing the small settlements like Phaire, Bamboo, Rimche on the lap of the giant Hills. The trail winds through the forests and mostly with the Langtang River following beside us at the time. Most of the day, we will be trekking through forests including oaks, nettles, Rhododendron, pine, etc. you will have an opportunity to see the wild bee haves as well. The ascent to lama hotel is a steep one and by the time we arrive, we will have gained over 1,000 meters.

Day 5 : Trek to Langtang Village (3,450m / 11,318 ft)

We continue our journey by following the Langtang River again. Gentle climbing through Hemlocks, Oaks, Maples, and Rhododendron forest.  After we reach Ghoda Tabela (2,970m /9,744 ft) the sky opens and the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m / 23,710 ft), Mt.Langtang ll (6,596m / 21,640 ft), mt. Ganchenpo(6,387m / 20,954 ft) and many more can be seen. The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider and we pass many Mani Walls, small Stupas, Water-driven prayer wheels, and scattered Tamang villages. Before we arrive at Langtang village we will walk through the world Langtang Village which was completely destroyed from the massive earthquake in 2015.

Day 6 : Trek to Kyanjin Gumpa (3,850m / 12,631 ft)

It’s not a big day, After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyanjin Gumba, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them.

After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa, the Yak cheese factory, and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains. Around the evening, we will take a small Acclimatization trip above the village which will help us to acclimatize our body in the high altitude and get ready for a big climb the next day. Although we can enjoy the remarkable natural panorama, magnificent 360-degree views of the Langtang Himalaya range.

Day 7 : Day hike up to Cherco RI (5,033m / 16,512 ft)

we set up for the most important day of our trek to Cherco Ri after the early breakfast at your hotel with some packing snacks. After crossing the small wooden bridge over the Langtang River we began to climb. It's a 1,000m steep climb to the top of Cherco Ri. Once you reach the top it provides outstanding views of all the mountains. There will be nothing at all to block the views. 360-degree views of Langtang Himalayas range, Yalla Peak, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Valley, and the hills below will make you feel special. What an achievement! The highest you could get ever in this trek and one of the Best Mountain View Spot of the reason. from Kyangin Gumpa there are many options for the day trip, You can also consult with your guide by the time you arrive over there considering your health and interest.

View from The Cherko Ri

Mountain NameHeight
Langtang Lirung II
6,596m / 21,640 ft
Langtang Lirung
7,227m / 23,710 ft
Changbu
6,781m / 22,247 ft
Ubra
6,264m / 20,551 ft
Yansa Tsenji
6,567m / 21,545 ft
Shalbachum
6,684m / 21,929 ft
Yella Peak
5,520m / 18,110 ft
Langshisa Ri
6,420m / 21,062 ft
Gurkarpo Ri
6,891m / 22,608 ft
Dorje Lakpa
6,966m / 22,854 ft
Ganchenpo
6,387m / 20,954 ft
Pongen Dokpu
5,928m / 19,448 ft
Kanga La Chuli
5,652m / 18,543 ft
Naya Kanga
5,846m / 19,173 ft

Day 8 : Trek to Lama Hotel (24,70m / 8,103 ft)

It’s an easy downhill walk, less strenuous due to the lowering of the altitude as well. The valley will get narrower and narrower and slowly the Mountains will disappear behind us and we will get into the shady forests again. We will stop by the familiar guesthouse again to celebrate the 5,000m achievement.

Day 9 : Trek to Shyafru Besi (1,550m / 5,085 ft)

We basically retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi. The trek will be easier as it will mostly involve descending. If you like to take an optional way you can trek via Sherpagaun, which will be more scenic and trekking mostly on the top of the ridge but comparatively it will be longer than the other one.

Day 10 : Drive to Kathmandu (1,400 m / 4,600 ft)

We will start our journey to Kathmandu in the morning.  On the way to Kathmandu, we cross many green hills, forests, riverside, and the countryside of Nepal. Once you arrive. Transfer to the selected hotel. In the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our Langtang Valley Trekking journey the farewell dinner will be served in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Day 11 : Final departure

Your adventure to Nepal comes to the end today! It’s time to say goodbye to Nepal until the Next Time! Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu, a city stroll, and or souvenir shopping. NNTR representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home. On the way to your home, you have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful land of the mystic Himalayas.

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