The Langtang valley is aptly called "the valley of glaciers". Here, mountains rise soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountains streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. In the upper part of the valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants.
Langtang Valley Highlights Include:
- Staggering and versatile Himal, Mountain, Glaciers and many more!
- Visit Tibetan Sherpa village at Langtang, experience the warmth of the Sherpa culture and Tibetan Buddhist monasteries
- Chherko Ri (5050m) and Kyangjing Ri (4510m) provides us 360-degree’s panoramic views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Langsisa Ri as well as 10 other Himalayan peaks over 6000M including spectacular views of the Ice fluted Gyanghempo.
- Beautiful fir, juniper and rhododendron forests in Langtang National Park
- Crossing the Ganjala pass 5122m- Walk through the Helembu valley.
- Visiting Yak cheese factory.
OUTLINES OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: ARRIVE TO KATHMANDU (1300M/4265FT) (A)
DAY 02: ESCORTED KATHMANDU SIGHTSEEING, TRIP PREPARATION (A,B)
DAY 03: DRIVE TO SYABRUBESI (1400M/4592FT) 10-11 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 04: TREK TO LAMA HOTEL (2,380M/7,808FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 05: TREK TO LANGTANG (3500M/11482FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 06: TREK TO KYANGJIN GOMPA (3800M/12467FT) 3 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 07: REST AND EXPLORATION DAY. DAY HIKE TO KYANGJIN RI. 4-5 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 08: TREK TO BAMBOO (1900M/6230FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 09: TREK TO THULO SYABRU VILLAGE (2260M/7415FT) 5-6 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 10: TREK TO DHUNCHE (1900M/6230FT): 4 HRS (A,B,L,D)
DAY 11: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU (A,B)
DAY 12: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU (A,B)
DAY 13: ONWARD DESTINATION (B)
(Abbreviation: A-Accommodation, B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Welcome at KTM Airport, airport pick up service & transfer to the hotel
KTM 4 nights 2 stars hotel room with breakfast
Walking tour around Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath and local markets of south of Thamel for 3 hrs.
All necessary trekking paper works such as trekking permit (TIMS) & national park entry permit
Langtang National Park Permit fee
Trekking Permit (TIMS) fee
Langtang region 5 years experienced government licensed and trained local English speaking guide
A local porter for each four of you
Local people operated common room in lodges
All hot meals on trek as per itinerary order with our hygienic Eco-friendly Outdoor Menu
1 solar shower while on trek
Treated drinking water to fill in your bottle
Camp/dine fire/warm up charge where available
Guide staff/porter foods, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation & local taxes
All road transport by public/private vehicle as per itinerary
KTM Syabrubesi KTM local bus transport
Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
Hotel-bus park-hotel transfers service
Travel and rescue arrangement support
Trip crew medical supplies (first aid kit)
Trip success certificate (case of trip success)
Airport transfer to KTM Airport by vehicle after trip
THE PRICE DOESN'T EXCLUDES:
Your all kinds of insurance
Single supplements except solo trip service
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
Bar bills and laundry
All except explained in "PRICE INCLUDES" section above
The Langtang valley is aptly called "the valley of glaciers". Here, mountains rise soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow- capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. In the upper part of the valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants. Our trek begins with a 7 hour drive to Syabru Bensi. Initially we are trekking through a sub-tropical jungle, then a dense forest of oak, birch and pine before the valley opens out into alpine meadows and yak pastures. In the spring these high meadows are carpeted with a rich variety of alpine wild flowers also the forests are also in full bloom with rare tree orchids and the colorful rhododendron, Nepal's national flower, also a spring highlight. The Langtang forests are also well known for their wildlife, including red pandas, Himalayan black bear, wild boar and langur monkeys - you are likely to see packs of these monkeys between Syabru and Ghora Tabela. Beyond Langtang village is the summer settlement of Kyanjin with its small gompa and cheese factory. Our camp here amongst yak pastures, dominated by the fluted north west face of Kangchenpo, whilst Kyangjin Ri at 4708m provides a splendid viewpoint. The views from here are as spectacular as anywhere in the Himalaya, a 360 degree panorama of snow capped including the awesome Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo, Tilman\'s fluted peak. Descending from the upper Langtang Valley, we retrace the route back to Syabru then take the slightly quicker way out via Syabru Bensi and drive to Kathmandu.
DAY 01: ARRIVE KATHMANDU
Airport representative of Mountain Consultant Treks & Adventure will receive you and transfer by private vehicle to the hotel. Leisure day to adjust with altitude, weather and time difference as well as to take rest from jetlags. to the culture shock of medieval Kathmandu, with its bustling bazaars interspersed with shrines and temples and interesting architecture. In the evening you can either eat in at your hotel or venture out to one of the many restaurants in Thamel. Overnight at hotel
DAY 02: WALKING TOUR IN KATHMANDU 3 HRS
Walking tour of Kathmandu’s cultural heritage sites listed by UNESCO for 3 hours including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple & local markets towards South of Thamel. Later part of the rest of the day is for trekking permit (TIMS), national park permit and final packing for the trekking.
DAY 03: DRIVE TO SYABRUBESI (1400M/4592FT) 10-11 HRS
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu behind, your journey into the Himalaya begins with a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, a lovely village on the banks of the Bhote Khola. At the top of the Kathmandu valley the views extend west as far as the Annapurnas and Manaslu. As you drop down into the Trisuli valley you’ll pass through terraced hillsides to Trisuli Bazaar, where an exciting, narrow road traverses several ridges to reach the small town of Syabru Besi (1400m) via Dhunche (1970M).
DAY 04: TREK TO LAMA HOTEL (2,380M/7,808FT) 5-6 HRS
From Syabru Besi you start your trek to Lama Hotel. The trail crosses the Bhote Khola using a suspension bridge and continues east. You encounter the Langtang Khola which will be your companion all the way to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail starts as a moderate climb and zig-zags up the broad valley. Continuing up, you will see the village of Thulo Syabru clinging to the high valley side. Shortly after you will join a trail which leads to (and from) Thulo Syabru. You will then enter a deep gorge which signifies the start of the Langtang valley. From here you will start a steady descent through a bamboo forest to the valley floor. Red pandas and Langur monkeys inhabit this forest. Upon reaching the Langtang Khola you will follow it up stream. Passing through the hamlet of Pairo you will reach the village of Bamboo. This village is situated on the riverside and the trail here is constantly having to be rebuilt due to the river flooding and washing the trail away. After an hour or so you will cross a bridge to the northern side of the river and pass through the village of Rimche. Shortly after this you will briefly climb out of the forest to reach the village of Lama hotel. Overnight.
DAY 05: TREK TO LANGTANG (3,500M/11,482FT) 5-6 HOURS
Leaving Lama Hotel Village you continue your climb up the Langtang Valley. The area here is still forested and again you might catch a glimpse of a red panda. After a short while the mighty peak of Langtang Lirung comes into view from the north. Passing a waterfall you continue up the west bank of the Langtang Khola and pass through the hamlet of Gumnchok. After a couple of hours the valley begins to widen and the trail flattens. You pass through Ghoda Tabela which means “stable of the horse”. You will trek past a National Park checkpoint and then cross a small wooden bridge and continue through the forest. Many villagers in this area advertise the local “yak curd” - you could try some here! Around 10,335ft/3,150m you climb above the tree-line. Approaching Langtang you will see a 400 year old Buddhist gompa (monastery) on your left and a few minutes later you climb into Langtang village itself.
DAY 06: TREK TO KYANGJIN GOMPA (3,800M/12,467FT) 3 HRS.
From Langtang you continue up the ever-widening valley to Kyanjin Gompa. After passing through the Upper Langtang village you will walk past a series of long mani walls. To the east you will gain great views of the peak “Dorji Lakpa” with “Urkinmang” to its left. Also to the south, the peaks of “Naya Kanga” and “Pongen Dopku” will come into view. After a steep, undulating trail you will cross a rise and Kyangjin Gompa will appear.
DAY 07: REST AND EXPLORATION DAY. DAY HIKE TO KYANGJIN RI. 4-5 HRS
Kyangjin Gompa lies in an elongated amphitheatre surrounded by high, snow-capped peaks. While you are here you may want to explore the local area. It is possible to climb the small hill to the north of the village at the height of about 14,107ft/4m. This offers great views of Langtang Lirung (23,765ft/7,245m), the Langtang glacier, Kimshing peak with its glacier and to the south, a long ridge on top of which is the Ganja La, a high pass to Helambu. Alternatively you could continue east to the valley and visit the Lagshisha glacier which marks the end of the Langtang valley. A hike to Chergo La has the best mountain view.
DAY 08: TREK TO BAMBOO (1900M/6230FT) 5-6 HRS
After your time spent in Kyangjin Gompa, you now return down the valley. As the next two days are mostly downhill you are able to cover a lot of distance. You will gain great views returning down the valley, especially the sun flitting through the leaves once you have dropped below the tree line.
DAY 09: TREK TO THULO SYABRU VILLAGE (2260M/7415FT) 5-6 HRS
The trail descend down to Pairo (Landslide) and ascend to Thulo Syabru Village. En route, we may see red pandas, monkey and various species of birds. Thulo Syabru Village is a long and big village, top half consists small hotels and lodges while the lower part of the village is full of traditional Tamang village. This village is a perfect village of learning about the influence of Tibetan Buddhism in the Tamangs living.
DAY 10: TREK TO DHUNCHE (1900M/6230FT): 4 HRS (A,B,L,D)
Four hours of pleasant walk from Thulo Syabru Village bring us to Dhunche and we will be rewarded by magnificent views of Mount. Ganesh Himal and shadows of pine and rhododendron forests..
DAY 11: DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU (A,B,L)
Return to Kathmandu by bus. Relax in Kathmandu after a week of trekking as well as tiring bus ride. The rest of the day is free to explore Kathmandu and hunt for bargain souvenirs.
DAY 12: AT LEISURE IN KATHMANDU
An opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 13: ONWARD DESTINATION
Breakfast at hotel in the morning. We will serve you appropriate vehicle to transfer you to Kathmandu International Airport for your onward destination.
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