LANGTANG VALLEY TREK - ITINERARY | COST | Alpinist Club

LANGTANG VALLEY TREK

Group Size

2-15 people

meal

Breakfast, Lunch, DInner

accomodation

hotel, lodge

arrival on

Kathmandu

departure from

Kathmandu

trip level

easy

max. altitude

5000 m

Best season

Autumn, Spring

trip highlights

  • The ideal route for the first trekking in Nepal
  • The calm of this little-visited valley
  • Sherpas villages with nights in the lodge
  • The panorama at the top of Kanjin Ri (4350m)

trip introduction

Langtang Valley Trek has long been a favorite trek due to its genuine views, interesting Tamang culture, relatively gentle pace, and accessibility from Kathmandu. Langtang valley trek lies in the north of Kathmandu. In between the Helambu region and the Tibetan border. This beautiful offers amazing trails away from the classic Annapurna and Khumbu routes.

Trekking begins along the Langtang Khola River which traces a narrow gorge through bamboo, jungle, and temperate forest. Higher up, the valley widens, and trees gradually give way to alpine meadows. therefore, Therefore, Langtang Valley trek is a great itinerary for people thinking about family trips in Nepal with their children.  As well as, the trails are not too demanding, the expensive views and scenery and it is not too high. 

The top of Langtang Lirung (7227m) dominates the village of Kyanjin Gompa (3830m). kyanjin is the last inhabite village that serves as a summer pasture for yak herds. We will hike in the area of ​​glaciers to tsekori Upper Himalayas that closes the border with Tibet. This dynamic trek allows an approach of a Nepal off the beaten track and preserved.

The spring and autumn seasons are the best trekking season in Nepal. The weather becomes clear with warm days and cold nights. During these seasons, you will get a clear view of magnificent mountains, colorful flowers, and lush greenery. Which makes the spring and autumn season the busiest time to trek in Nepal. 

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We leave Kathmandu by road heading west, before going up the wide valley of the Trisuli to the north, to arrive at the large town of the same name. On a clear day, the panorama is superb: on our left the Annapurna II, the Manaslu, and, in front of us, the Ganesh Himal massif. Then we go back up by a winding road to Shyabru Bensi with a stop in Kalikhastan, the entry point into Langtang National Park.

approximately 6-7 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 2,010 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We walk through forests and terraced fields to reach Thulo Syabru (2240m), a beautiful village clinging to a ridge that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. From the village, the superb view of the Langtang Lirung (7225m) is emerging. 

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,240 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

After crossing a river we walk for two hours on a Nepalese dish (succession of ascents and descents) in a subtropical forest often wet, and in which it is sometimes possible to observe monkeys. We reach the Langtang Khola we cross with the help of a suspension bridge. Then it is a steep climb of one hour that we reach the village of Rimche (2400m). Half an hour later, we reach the Lama Hotel (2480m), a small hamlet in the middle of the forest. 

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,480 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

After an hour of easy walking in the forest, the valley widens, dominated by Lantang Lirung (7225m). An hour and a half later we will arrive at Ghoratabela (3020m). The path climbs gently and in two hours we reach the village of Langtang (3410m) whose inhabitants are mainly of Tibetan origin. On the horizon, we can see the snowy slopes of Ganchenpo (6387m).

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,410 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Important: the historic village of Langtang was totally destroyed during the 2015 earthquake following an avalanche (rock, snow, ice). The new village is rebuilding slightly higher up in the valley. The traces of the earthquake and the avalanche are unfortunately still very present.

Day of walking deliberately reduced for the sole purpose of perfecting your acclimatization above 3500m. We pass the villages of Mund and Singdum then the relatively easy climb continues until the Tajar Chu we cross just before reaching Kyanjin Gompa (3860m) at the foot of the Langtang Lirung glacier tongue. Kyanjin Gompa is mainly used as summer pasture for herds of yaks whose milk feeds the cheese factory-installed here for many years (visit possible if it is open). 

approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3.860 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Optional climb to the summit of Kyanjin Ri (4350m), a magnificent viewpoint over the Langtang valley and the surrounding peaks: Langtang Lirung (7225m), Yansa Tsenji (6575m), Ganchenpo (6387m) 

approximately 6-7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,350 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Return to Lama Hotel on the same route as the climb. A recent alternative path allows us to switch to the left bank of the Langtang Khola and hike through a beautiful softwood forest before crossing the river again and joining Lama Hotel. 

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,480 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Continuation of the descent to Syabru Besi (1460m).

approximately 6-7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 14,60 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today will be our last day of trekking. A scenic drive along the Trishuli River with the magnificent views of illustrious mountain peaks and lush vegetation will finally take us to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu we will transfer you to the hotel and you can spend the remaining time shopping or resting.

approximately 6 -7 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

approximately 15 minutes  of driving to the airport 
Final altitude: approximately 13,50m
Meals: breakfast 

Best Time to Visit

AUTUMN

During the months of October and November, the sky is normally a deep blue, the sun often bright, and the view of the mountains mostly crystalline, the temperature during the day is rather pleasant. It is an excellent time for tourism and trekking, although temperatures can be cold, especially at night in the Everest region.

WINTER

Heavy snowfall sometimes makes several high altitudes passes impassable. Trekking is still possible, but at altitudes below 4000m because of the cold. The weather is very clear and the visibility of the mountains is excellent.

SPRING

From March to May, the days are sunny and the temperatures increasingly mild. The view of the mountains gets worse and worse as the monsoon approaches, but it is also the flowering period of the rhododendrons, absolutely magnificent, especially in the Annapurna region.

SUMMER

In June and July, the humid air masses of the Bay of Bengal collide with the Himalayan range. As they rise, they cool and condense to fall in the form of rain: it is the monsoon. Its effects are very uneven across the country. It gradually loses its intensity as it moves from the south-east to the north-west. Some regions are therefore less affected by the monsoon: the north of the Annapurna area (Manang, Naar, Phu), Dolpo, and Mustang. where else, the paths are sometimes slippery and often infested with leeches …

inclusion

what's included

  • private jeep described in the program.
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by English -speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

 Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.
  • Tips.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

 DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles,

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  • duration :

    15 days
  • difficulty level :

    easy

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