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  • 2 or 2+
  • Duration 11 Days

Introduction

Langtang Valley is known as “The valley of glaciers”, is one of the popular and closest trekking regions from Kathmandu. Langtang Valley trekking is a narrow valley that lies between the main Himalayan range to the north, bordering Tibet and the closest place to get the massive snow-capped mountains and beautiful glaciers. A visit to the Langtang region offers an opportunity to explore typical villages, multitude peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.

Langtang Valley trek is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing a short trek and wants to enjoy the landscape, Himalayas, waterfalls and culture and natural diversity. This diverse trek also introduces the Buddhist culture and lifestyle of Tamang and Sherpa peoples. The ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, located near Tserko upholds this tradition. The spectacular views of mountains on this trek include Dorje Lakpa (6,990 m), Langtang Ri (6,370 m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245 m). The trek passes through Langtang National Park, assuring natural countryside, flora and fauna, yak pastures, and even home-based cheese factories. You can also witness different species of animals such as Himalayan pheasants, Himalayan deer, Himalayan bears, monkeys, and the rare red panda inhabitants to this region.

The trek begins at the small town of Syabru Besi from where you will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine pastures and yak meadows around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery). After a day hike up to the peak of Kyangjin Ri (peak), you will observe magnificent the 360-degree views of the Himalayan Mountains are truly spectacular.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by our representative staff who will drop you off at the hotel. You will check-in at the hotel, freshen up and take a rest. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing

You will explore Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa which are all world heritage sites. Durbar Square reveals the life of the royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath temple is one of the most significant places of pilgrimage for all Hindus. Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple and Bauddhanath Stupa is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, you are introduced to our fellow participants and discuss our trip to our office. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1,550 m) about 7-8 hours’ drive

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi by bus with sights of beautiful landscapes and snow-covered mountains road takes around eight hours. Before reach, the small and beautiful town of Syabrubensi, enjoy the rural beauty of Nepal as drive past several Nepali towns and villages. Once you reach Syabrubensi, an attractive village with large stone houses makes the feeling some exploration of the town. Stay at a lodge in Syabrubesi.

Day 4: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel (2,380 m): walking distance 6-7 hours

As the trek begins, pass through Bhote Koshi River and follow Langtang River. It then gradually ascends through sub-tropical forests to meet the trail from Syabru Besi through isolated oak and rhododendron forests. The trail then crosses a subtropical forest. Red Panda, Langur monkey, wild boars, and various birds inhabit the forest. Gradually ascent until to New Bridge and the trail climbs up to Rimche and after 40 minutes, then at the end of the trail to the Lama Hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 5: Lama Hotel trek to Mundu (3455 m): walking distance 6-7 hours

The trek begins with a mild climb and steadily becomes steeper. We climb through forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The glimpse start appears of snow cap peaks of Langtang range. The trail leads to a log bridge, the forest and the mountains loom on either side of the valley, climbing further come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela. As ascend uphill, it will reach to a beautiful Langtang village– which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake was used to be numerous lodges. Mundu is ahead of an hour’s walk from Langtang village. Modern style houses and restaurants and lodges are being built in this area.

Day 6: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870 m): 4-5 hours

The journey is to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. After crossing streams, wooden bridges and moraines, finally reach the Buddhist monastery called Kyanjin Gompa. The village is named after a Buddhist monastery Kyanjin Gompa made up of local woods and stones. There are Buddha images and idols. On the way, the largest main wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them can be seen. At the time of exploration, a cheese factory can be visited. Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin RI, Tsergo RI, Langshisha RI, Yala Peak are some mountain peaks that can be seen from Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 7: Acclimatization- Explore Tserko RI (5000 m) 7-8 hours

Today, we explore Kyanjin as a visit to the monastery, cheese factory, and glaciers. We also can hike to Kyanjin RI or Tserko RI. From those points, we can see the breathtaking view of Langtang Valley, Langtang Lirung, and some other snow-covered mountain peaks. Tserko RI stands at an elevation of 5,033 meters which is the highest point of Langtang Valley trek. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin.

Day 8: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 6-7 hours

The trek starts to retrace steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill, pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. All the way downhill saw fantastic views of the towering mountain that have been missed on the way up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Day 9: Lama Hotel trek to Syabru Besi: walking distance 4-5 hours

Hike back to Syabru Besi. The trail is mostly downhill through the lush green vegetation with enjoying a fascinating view of the mountains and green hills. Reach to Syabru for the overnight stay.

Day 10: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu 7-8 hours’ drive

We drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. The road passes through terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills and along the Trishuli riverside. After a long drive reach hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Transfer in Airport and departure for your destination.

We thank you for being a part of our tour and travel. We bid you farewell and drop-off at the airport, or the opportunity to join another of our programs. Our representatives will drop you at the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time of your flight.

Inclusions

  • Airport pickup by private vehicle from International flight.
  • All the transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with a B/B basis.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • Three times meal in the trek.
  • Hot soup in high places.
  • A professional guide for trek and tour.
  • An assistant guide for more than 10 pax.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Insurance for guides and porters.
  • Food and accommodation for guides and porters.
  • All necessary documents (Permits and TIMS).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Necessary medical kit for staff.
  • Trekking map as itinerary.
  • T-shirt from the company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trip completion certificate.
  • Airport drop by private vehicle from an International flight.

Exclusions

  • Visa for Nepal.
  • International flight to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee in monuments areas
  • Travel and rescue insurance of clients.
  • Personal expenses: Hot shower, battery charge during the trek, bar bills, laundry service, and mineral water.
  • Extra night accommodation exception of the itinerary.
  • Tips for your guide and porters.

 

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Reviews

Lovely Trekking

5.0 rating
February 17, 2020

The trip was very well organized by Attractive Travels and Tours, they are nice, helpful and safe!
What I liked about it the most was the fact that the tour is fully customized.
According to the knowledge of my guide and my condition, we change the organization during the trek and went for a more challenging pace.
We coupled Langtang Valley with Gosaikunda lake for 2 extra days.
My guide Jeevan became a good friend during this journey, I highly recommend him. Even though I am a local, they took good care of me and provided me with good services.

Nisha Shrestha

Trip Facts

PRICE: US $ 625
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TRIP DURATION: 11 Days
TREK TYPE: Tea House and Lodge
BEST MONTH: March - May , September - November
ACCESSIBILITY: By Road
MAX.Altitude: 4999 M
TRIP GRADE: Moderate
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 2 or 2+
DEPARTURE: Granted
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