- Trip Duration : 09 Days
- Start - End : Kathmandu - Kathmandu
- Highest Altitude : 4984 m
- Difficulty : Moderate to Strenous
- Season : Mar-May, Oct- Dec
- Activity : Trekking
- Trip Grade :
Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley is the nearest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley. Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with idyllic rural landscape.
Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle. Moreover, accompanying with the varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, river and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse treks nearby Kathmandu.
|Day 01 :||Drive to Dhunch (Approx: 1960M)|
|Day 02 :||Dhunch- Thulo Syabru (Approx: 2250M)|
|Day 03 :||Thulo Syabru- Lama Hotel (Approx: 2340M)|
|Day 04 :||Lama Hotel- Langtang (Approx: 3430M)|
|Day 05 :||Langtang- Kyanging Gompa ( Approx: 3837M)|
|Day 06 :||Kyanging Gompa- Rest day- Hike to Tserko Ri (Approx: 4984 M)|
|Day 07 :||Kyanging Gompa- Lama Hotel (Approx: 2340M)|
|Day 08 :||Lama Hotel- Syabrubensi (Approx: 1460M)|
|Day 09 :||Syabru bensi drive to Kathmandu (Approx: 1350M)|
Day 01: Drive to Dhunche
We drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu to Dhunche. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages.
Driving Time: 7 hrs by local bus.
Height: 1960m Dhunche.
Overnight: Tea House
Day 02: Trek Dhunche to Thulo Syabru
This is our first day of trekking. We move further on roads for 1 hour following the Trsihuli River on our left sides. Meantime we can have an irregular view of Langtang and Tibetan ranges. We leave the road from Bharkhu and ascend towards Thulo Syabru which is followed by some apple farms and pine forests. The trail is mostly uphill but not steep. After passing by few settlements, you will be at Thulo Syabru.
Trekking time: 5 hrs
Height: 2250 m Thulo Syabru
Overnight: Tea House.
Day 03: Trek Thulo Syabru to Lama Hotel
The day begins with down hill walk until we reach the suspension bridge which allows us to cross one of the tributaries of Langtang River. Then the trail is gradual for next one hour and you will be able to see the glimpse of Langtang himal. Then the trail goes steep down to Pairo Besi, a small village located at the bank of Langtang River and at the ridge of huge cliff. Follow the Langtang Khola and Pass through the dense forests, after reaching Bamboo, get ready for the final countdown of the day. Now the trail ascends with lots of stairways until the Lama Hotel.
Trekking time: 6 hrs
Height: 2340 m Lama Hotel
Overnight: Tea House.
Day 4: Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang Valley
We will continue our trek to Langtang village via Ghore Tabela. We can experience the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months.
Trek Time: 6 Hours
Height: 3430m Langtang.
Day 5: Trek Langtang – Kyanjing Gompa
The trail climbs gradually passing through the tiny village, yak pastures, stone-built houses, Chorten and passed a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyanjin. Today is short hike, allowing time to your body to acclimatize and explore the surrounding. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung and several other peaks. You can explore the monastery and the cheese factory.
Trek Time: 4 Hours
Height: 3837m Kyanjin Gompa
Day 6: Kyanjin Gomba rest day-Day hike to Tserko Ri
Get ready and take long breath to execute a day hike to Tserku Ri, a highest elevation of the whole trek. This day hike will make you busy all the day with ascend and descend. But the alpine of this hike will help you to release the whole day exhaustions.
Hike Time: 8 hrs
Height: 4984m Tserko Ri.
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa trek to Lama Hotel
From Kyanjin you retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on ward to Lama Hotel. We can enjoy the downhill for the fantastic views of mountain what we have missed on the way up.
Trekking Time: 5 Hours
Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel– Syabru Besi
Its the down hills walk following the river and forest to Syabru Bensi where we spend our last night before moving on to Kathmandu the next day.
Trek Time: 5 Hours
Overnight: tea house
Day 09: Drive Syabru Besi - Kathmandu
Early morning we start our drive to Kathmandu, enjoy the scenic foothills and ridgeline on the way.
Drive Time: 8 Hours
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is Adventure Travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of fellow travelers can all contribute to changes. We will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but an easy going nature will be an asset!
Nepal has the widest altitude range of any country on the earth. Each altitude has its own weather, from tropical heat to Arctic cold. In the main trekking seasons in the spring and autumn, the weather is generally stable and even the high passes may be free of snow and relatively easy to traverse at times. You are heading into the worlds highest mountain range. Be prepared for changes of temperature and weather!
Where ever you choose to trek in the Himalayas there are always uphill and downhill walk as a part of journey to greet you. Forget all the hard work which need to be done; just imagine what nature will offer you up in the high Himalayas.
What to bring:
As you are going into the high Himalayas and the weather is subjected to change anytime so warm cloths are recommended all year round. You could leave all the unnecessary items at your hotel or contact us to be storage. Just pack all your trekking gears in one bag which will be carried by our carrier and make a small day bag for yourself to carry the things which you might need during the day and for your valuable belongings.
Please check the checklist carefully for details of what you need to bring on the trek:
- Loose comfortable T-Shirts
- Long sleeved shirts for sun protection
- A warm jacket and a fleece pullover
- A thermal layer (shirt and pants)
- Water and wind proof jacket
- Water and wind proof trousers
- Woolen or thermal gloves
- Sun hat and sun glasses
- Woolen or fleece hat
- Warm woolen socks
- Comfortable and warm trekking boots
- Gaiters ( if snows)
- A comfortable day pack with adjustable waist and shoulder straps
- Personal toiletries - shampoo, soap, shavers, moisturizer, and travel towel etc
- Sun block and lip balm
- Personal first aid kit and any personal medications you need to take
- Camera, music and books
- Rucksack for your cloths and other accessories
- An airtight ‘dry bag’ is great for storing your dirty laundry!
- Sleeping Bag, Down jackets
- Sleeping bag liner – either silk, cotton or fleece
- WATER BOTTLES - please be able to carry 2 liters of water and have bottles that can handle ` boiling/hot water
- HEAD TORCH!
- Batteries for camera, torch etc..
- A big smile for all and your sense of humor and adventure!
- Walking sticks (if needed)
Note: These days most of these items can be purchased in Kathmandu. There are now several leading brand stores selling their own equipment and there are many stores selling cheap imitations and some well established local stores selling under their own labels. Ask us if you’d like some advice about where to go to get any gear. If you need to do any shopping for gear, please let us know with enough time to do this before leaving for trek!
All tour participants should obtain their own personal insurance which covers medical and emergency evacuation at a minimum. Helicopter evacuation is provided in emergency cases but please make sure that you insurance cover the cost of the evacuation. You will of course also want cover for loss or damage to personal effects, flight or trip cancellation etc.
Trekking trails vary from wide, rode-like avenues to narrow, slippery paths built out over enormous drops. In many places, a fall from the trail would be fatal. One must pay attention at all times to where you are placing your feet. Be especially careful not to move while looking through the view finder of your camera!
ALTITUDE AND PREVENTING ALTITUDE SICKNESS
Being in a hurry in the mountains can be deadly. Acclimatization is the word used to describe the adjustments your body makes as it ascends to higher altitudes.
Ascending slowly, with appropriate rest days and drinking plenty of water is one of the best ways not to get Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
You should not plan to go to high altitude if you have heart disease, difficulty breathing at sea level or are pregnant. You should consult your doctor about any known medical conditions if you are considering trekking in high altitude (over 2500m).
Avoid sleeping pills, alcohol and smoking while at altitude as they tend to decrease breathing and lead to AMS. Data indicates that drinking 3-4 liters of fluids (water, soup etc) per day to avoid dehydration helps in the acclimatization process. Never try to attempt to go higher up if you have altitude sickness, stay either in the same elevation or if got worse trek to the lower elevation.
The first aid kit carried by your guide includes Diamox and he/she is trained in the identification of AMS symptoms and their treatment. You MUST take their advice.
You will be given a comprehensive briefing about what to expect and what to do to avoid AMS before embarking on your trek.
TIPPING AND CASH REQUIREMENTS
Do not forget to bring some Nepalese rupees for drinks or snacks that you might purchase on the way. You will be surprised by what is available on the popular trekking routes now! The amount to carry on the trekking routes depends on the area you are going to trek in, so please ask your guide for advice.
Tipping is now common in Nepal but there is no strict rules about how much the tip should be. You could tip if you are satisfied with the service.
CONSIDERING THE ENVIRONMENT
While trekking you have to be careful not to destroy the very environment you are enjoying so much. It is not only for your enjoyment, people and wildlife rely on this environment for their drinking water and food supply and many places are of enormous religious significance to local people.
There are many ways you can help to conserve the environment of the area in which you trek. Here are some simple tips:
-Pick up any litter along the trail
-Burn all your toilet paper and bury your faeces when not in camp, make sure you go at least 50m away from any water source
-In camp, when using a toilet tent, you may deposit paper in the hole, but ensure the hole is at least 30cm deep and make sure it is at least 50m away from any water source
-Do not make campfire, nor consume food cooked on wood fires; your crew uses kerosene stoves to help conserve the local forests
-Drink boiled/treated water instead of mineral water as the plastic is not recycled
-Stick to the trails to prevent erosion and damage to fragile alpine flora
-Ensure all rubbish is packed out (or burnt/buried if appropriate)