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Langtang Valley Trek (Nepal)

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Nepal

Langtang valley trek is one of the famous trekking in Nepal Himalayas. Located in the North of the Kathmandu Valley bordering Tibet, trekking in Langtang offers to explore the rich cultural and natural wonders of Langtang region.The majority of the people here are Tamangs and the culture and traditions are influenced by the Tibetan cultures. During the Langtang trekking, you will be trekking through Langtang National park and the vegetation here is a mix of subtropical and alpine forest which includes oak, maple plus the rhododendron. Langtang National Park is also the home for several wild animals including the Himalayan Black Bear, Rhesus Monkeys, Himalayan Tahr plus the endangered red pandas.

 

The wonderful views of the Langtang Himalayan ranges and the exploration Kyanjin Gomba- Buddhist Monastery which is believed to be 400 years are the other attractions of Langtang Valley Trekking.

 

The best seasons for Langtang Valley Trek are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November).

 

Note: Langtang village was hugely affected by a massive avalanche followed by the devastating earthquake in 2015 April. The valley is recovering well. And visiting Langtang will not just a trekking. 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel (1334m.)
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu Airport, one of our representatives will welcome you and transfer to the hotel. In the free time, you can take a good rest. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and preparation day.

Full day Kathmandu valley sightseeing is dedicated to introducing four of the UNESCO World Heritage listed in Kathmandu. This day you will first visit Soyambhunath-The Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath- a Hindus pilgrimage site and the crematory place, Boudhanath-The largest stupa in South Asia and Kathmandu Durbar Square  a historical palace place.

After the sightseeing, you will have the pre-trip meeting for the trip. Then after you will go for a welcome dinner in a Nepali traditional restaurant with a cultural program.  Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi (7-8 hours drive/1503m./ 200 km approx. )

By Local Bus: As there are no tourist buses going, one of the ways to travel Syabrubesi is by local bus.  If you are going with the local bus then, your journey will start early morning around 7:00 am in the morning.

Private Vehicle: Next option to travel to Syabrubesi is by a private vehicle.

The journey to Syabrubesi is wonderful itself. Along the way, you will travel through the green hills crossing several small and big settlements including Trishuli Bazar and Betrawoti to Syabrubesi.  Overnight at the teahouse.

 

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2789m./5-6 hours trek/ 8km approx.)
The trail to Lama Hotel is easy. You will be trekking through the oak and rhododendron forests. Trekking in spring becomes more beautiful as you will be trekking through the rhododendron forest. Overnight at a teahouse.

 

Day 5: Trek to Langtang Village (3430m./5-6 hours trek/8 km approx.  )
After the breakfast, you will take a step up trail to Gumnachowk, then continue witnessing the wonderful landscapes, waterfalls to Ghodatabela. After Ghoda Tabela you will start to see the wonderful views of the Langtang Himalayan ranges. Continue the trek to Langtang valley. Overnight at the teahouse.

Note: Langtang Valley was hugely affected by the devastating earthquake of 2015. But the tea houses are easily available now.

 

Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m./5-6 hours trek/8 km approx.)
After enjoying a wonderful day in Langtang Valley, this day you will trek to Kyanjin Gumba. The trail to Kyanjin Gompa is easy and interesting. Trekking through the largest Mani walls of Nepal makes the trekking memorable. Once you are in Kyanjin Gumba, you can visit the Buddhist shrine and the views of the mountains are absolutely fabulous.  Overnight at the teahouse.

Kyanjin Gompa: Kyanjin Gompa monastery of Buddhist which is believed to be at least 400 years old.

 

Day 7: Rest Day. Hike Tserko Ri (4984m./ 6-7 hours)
An acclimatize day in Kyanjin Gumba is always worthwhile. Early morning you will trek up to Tserko Ri for the sunrise in the Langtang Himalayan Ranges. After collecting the wondering views you will trek back to Kyanjin Gompa. In the free time, you can explore around the monastery. Overnight at the teahouse.

 

Day 8: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2769m./ 6-7 hours trek/ 12 km approx. )
After spending two wonderful days at Kyanjin Gompa, this day you will trek down all the way back to Lama Hotel. Overnight at the teahouse.

 

Day 9: Trek back to Syabrubesi (1503m./4-5 hours trek/ 7km approx. )

You will be taking the same way back to Syabrubesi. The trekking route is an easy way and is mostly descending. Overnight at the teahouse.

 

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu (1334m./7-8 hours/200 km approx.)

By Local Bus: As there are no tourist buses, local buses are one of the options.

Private Vehicle: Next option to travel back to Kathmandu is by a private vehicle.

Along the way, you will travel through the green hills crossing several small and big settlements including Trishuli Bazar and Betrawoti to Syabrubesi.  Upon you arrive in Kathmandu, your guide will transfer you to the hotel. In the free time, you can do some last minute shopping.

 

Day 11: Fly back home
You will be transferred to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your returning flight. Trip Ends.

Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast in twin sharing basis
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing
  • Teahouse accommodation during trekking
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Transportation to and from Syabrubesi by local bus
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek and their all expenses
  • Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and his all expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after the trek)
  • Necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit

 

Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Private transportation to and from Syabrubesi (Please request while booking for the private vehicle)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, Wi-Fi charge, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tipping
  • 1 pair strong hiking boots
  • 1 pair sports shoes
  • 1 medium rucksack/backpack
  • 1 small day pack
  • 1 sleeping bag (according to seasons)
  • 1 inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 down jacket/all weather Anorak
  • 1 fleece/warm sweater
  • 1 water and windproof jacket
  • 2 pair lightweight trousers
  • 1 pair shorts
  • 2 long sleeves cotton or polypro
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 1 medium sized towel
  • 1 water bottle-1 or 2 litre
  • 1 torch/flashlight and spare batteries
  • 1 Swiss type knife
  • 2 pairs light socks
  • 3 pairs heavy wool socks
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Cotton headscarf/bandana

Best Seasons

Spring (March-May)

Spring is one of the best seasons. As you trek through the rhododendron forest you can see the rhododendron blooming around plus the views also get clearer

Autumn (September-November) 

Autumn is another best season for trekking Langtang Valley. This time around, the views gets clear and amazing.

Winter (December-February)
Not recommended.

Monsoon(June-August)

Trekking in Monsoon is not recommended.

 

Permits
TIMS Card: US$ 10
National Park entry fee: US$ 33

Tourist Visa Information 

Visa Facility     Duration   Fee
Multiple entry 15 days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry 90 days  US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Click here for more Nepal Visa details 

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

It gets when you go up in the high mountains where the air is thin.
Symptoms

  • Headache
  • Problem on breathing
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fatigue/loss of energy
  • Loss of appetite

Techniques for preventing AMS

  • Walk slowly and take small breaks during the trekking
  • Drink more water and avoid alcohol
  • Take acclimatization days during the trek
  • Avoid smoking
  • Eat light and high-calorie diets, foods in rich potassium is recommend
  • Get prepare with the warms clothes
  • It is better to try some hiking before going the high altitude.

Some Medication Suggestion of AMS

  • Paracetamol and Ibuprofen for headaches
  • Anti-sickness medicines, like promethazine for nausea
  • Acetazolamide to prevent and treat high altitude sickness

Common AMS treatment

  • Descend down to the lower altitude and go up again once you feel better. If it does not improve even after descending or get worse then you should see the doctor.
  • Take the suggested medicine, take ibuprofen or paracetamol for a headache, if you feel sick then take anti-sickness medicines.
  • Always share your companions if you are not feeling well so that they can help you before it is too late.

Booking 
To book the trip, you can request through booking form on the trip or you can send us an email directly.

Payment
While booking a trip with us, you can send us 10 % as advance via Bank Transfer/Western Union/ Credit Card. You can pay rest on arrival at our Kathmandu office.

Documents
You are requested to provide a photocopy of the passport and Nepal visa. Also, please provide us 3 fresh passport size photographs.

Accommodation
We will provide you 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu. During the trekking, you will be using the teahouses.

Foods 
Foods, you get during the trekking is safe and healthy. In the altitude, we recommend you to eat the local food and the vegetarian. Our guides are knowledgeable will take you to the best places for the food.

Water 
During the trekking, you can get the bottled water easily and it cost US$ 2 in the low elevations and US$ 3-4 in higher elevations. Next option would be, taking 1 or 2-liter water bottle plus the water purifier with you so that you can use tap or spring water.

Trekking staffs
All of our trekking guides/porters are license holder, highly experienced and professionals and always dedicated to making your trip in the Himalayas an amazing one.

Flight Delays
Sometimes flights delay to and from Lukla are expected. In the worst case, if you cannot fly in/out  Lukla, then we will arrange the sharing helicopter which normally cost US$ 500 extra per person.

Responsible Tourism
We believe in responsible tourism so we operate all of our trips on the responsible way. We always focus on minimizing the negative environmental, social and economic impacts. We focus on creating greater economic benefits for the local community same time request all to preserve the beauty of mother nature.

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