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    Enjoy the serenity that Langtang Valley and its snowy peaks offer. Experience the rich Tamang culture on your way to Kyanjin Gompa (3,830 m), a famous ancient Buddhist monastery.

    At a Glance

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      10 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
      Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Hotel/Lodges
    • Meals
      Inclusive
    • Max.altitude
      5050m.
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March-May & Sept-Dec

    Trip Overview

    Langtang Valley Trek presents a wholesome trekking experience. Langtang Trek is a shorter hike compared to other longer routes in Nepal. Camping in this region began in 1961; however, the first guest house was built in 1981.

    The highlight of Langtang Village Trek is the moderately alleviated trekking trail running across Langtang National Park (the first National Park of Nepal) leading to Kyanjin Gompa. En route, you observe Tamang and Sherpa settlements. Also, many breathtakingly beautiful snow capped peaks such as Tsergo ri, Kyanjin ri, Cherko ri, and others.

    Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal begins with a 7—to 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, a Village Development Committee (VDC) of Rasuwa in north-central Nepal. From there, you trek towards Kyanjin Gompa, passing through several remote settlements, the most popular among them being Lama Hotel and Mundu. These villages serve as stopping points on the journey and are ideal for overnight stays.

    Kyanjin Gompa, the final destination on the 10-day Langtang Trek, got its name from the Tibetan words kyan, meaning camel, and jin, meaning ribs. The monastery was believed to be built on a rock resembling camel ribs. With a panorama of snowy peaks and a humble Tibetan village, Kyanjin has become a much sought-after spot in Nepal to enjoy nature in its purest form.

    Langtang National Park in Nepal is renowned for preserving wild animals like Red Pandas, snow leopards, Himalayan black bears, and hundreds of bird species.

    The Langtang region suffered a major setback in April 2015 when a devastating earthquake struck Nepal and destroyed thousands of lives and homes. An avalanche triggered by the quake swept away Langtang Valley, but the locals have resiliently rebuilt their settlement. It now stands as a testament to the community's unwavering faith and hard work.

    Top Features of the Langtang Valley Trek

    • Enjoy a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, with views of Trishuli Village and the Trishuli River.
    • Enter Langtang National Park, Nepal's first Himalayan national park.
    • Get a chance to spot some wildlife species, such as Red Panda and Musk Deer. Stroll through the lush green forests filled with Rhododendron.
    • Witness the resilience of the community after the devastating 2015 earthquake.
    • Discover Kyanjin Gompa, at 3,860 m, holds a 6-century-old history, surrounded by snow-covered peaks.
    • Visit the yak cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa and savor the delicious local delicacies.
    • Travel to the symbolic Kyanjin Gompa built on a rock.
    • Hike to Tserko Ri or Kyanjin Ri for panoramic mountain views and a sense of achievement.
    • Marvellous views of snowy peaks of Langtang Himalayas like Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri & Langtang Lirung.
    • Discover the unique Culture and Traditions of Tibetan & Tamang people.

    Langtang Valley Trek Route Overview

    The trek to Langtang Village starts upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, Nepal. A Nepal Hiking Team (NHT) representative will greet you and transfer you to the hotel.

    The next day, our Langtang Valley journey in Nepal begins with a drive from Kathmandu, passing through Dhunche, offering a clear view of Ganesh Himal. We stop at Syabrubesi (1,500 m), a transit point for International Treks towards Kailash. This picturesque village, with the sounds of the Trishuli River and birds humming, is our overnight stop.

    The Langtang Trekking commences by crossing the Bhote Koshi River and suspension bridges. Our destination for the day is Lama Hotel (2,500 m), a government-operated tea house area by Langtang River.

    Our overnight stay is at Mundu before reaching Kyanjin Gompa. The journey from Lama Hotel to Mundu involves uphill and downhill climbs through Ghodatabela (3030m). We pass the old Langtang route, a reminder of the region's resilience after the earthquake. This walk leads you to the newly established Langtang Valley, which is rebuilt with strength.

    Next, we cross the impressive 'mani stone wall' from Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa (3830m) and Trek for 3 to 4 hours. After crossing the Laja Khola River Suspension Bridge, we reach Kyanjin Gompa, a village with a prevalent Buddhist tradition. You'll enjoy majestic views of the Langtang Himalayas, including Langtang Lirung (7234m) and other mountain peaks.

    We will hike early to Tsergo Ri/Cherko Ri (5,050 m) for about 7 hours the following day. Options for the day: we can go to Kyangjin Ri (4773m) for 4 hours. Both summits offer a sense of triumph, but Tsergo Ri is preferred. We celebrate the victory, relish the view, and then return.

    Retracing our steps, we will stay overnight at Lama Hotel again, followed by Syabrubesi. The next day, we take a bus or jeep back to Kathmandu, concluding our Nepal Langtang journey. We wish you a safe trip and hope to see you again.

    Itinerary

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    Cost Includes

    • Airport pickup and drop-off by private car.
    • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Transfer between Kathmandu – Sybrubensi - Kathmandu by public bus.
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
    • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek.
    • Services of one highly experienced, helpful, and friendly trekking guide; porters (1 porter for two trekkers). Including their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment; accident insurance for all staff.
    • Use a down jacket and sleeping bag while trekking.
    • Duffle bag for trekking.
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate.
    • First aid medicine kit.
    • Langtang National Park Permit fee.
    • Government taxes & office service charges.

    Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu.
    • Transportation by private vehicle to/from Syabrubensi incurs an additional cost of USD 280.00 for the round trips.
    • Travel insurance.
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa fee
    • All kinds of cold drinks during the trek.
    • Hot showers during the trek.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • Wi-Fi/Internet access during the trek.
    • Tips for trekking staff and drivers.

    Cost and Date

    Start Dates refer to your arrival date in Nepal. End Dates correspond to your return date from Nepal.

    The Langtang Valley Trek: 10 days set departure dates are tailored for the group joining option. If the -days Langtang Valley Trek: 10 days departure dates don't fit your schedule, we can include alternative dates that better suit your needs.

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      Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek

      Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the best times for a Lantang Valley trek, although it is open throughout the year. The weather conditions are ideal in spring and autumn, as it is neither windy nor hot nor cold.

      Spring (March, April, May)

      Noted as the busiest season, spring has clear weather conditions and mild temperatures, a perfect backdrop for wilderness exploration. A reasonably clear sky enhances visibility, giving you perfect views of the Himalayan Mountains. If you plan to visit Langtang Valley in spring, you will get crystal-clear views of Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Gang Chhenpo (6,387 m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m) and others.

      Temperature ranges between 10-20°C (50-68°F) max and 0-5°C (32-41°F) min, making it perfect for outdoor adventures. The vibrant wildflowers and lush green forests offer a pleasant sight for trekkers along the trails.

      Autumn (September, October, November)

      Like spring, autumn is also famous for the Langtang Valley trek due to its ideal weather conditions. The sky is clear with minimal rain. Temperatures range from 10-20°C (50-68°F) during the day.

      At night, temperatures drop to 0-5°C (32-41°F). In autumn, two of Nepal's largest festivals, Dashain and Tihar, occur. Some trekkers like to experience and join these festivals during this time.

      Summer (June, July, August)

      Unlike spring and autumn, summer can get a bit gloomy when trekking in Langtang Valley due to the rainy season. The monsoon lasts from June to August, resulting in muddy, slippery trails, cloudy skies, and incessant rainfalls.

      There’s also an increasing chance of leech bites on the trek. However, this is your ideal season if you prefer a less crowded trekking experience! The trails are generally deserted during summer, making it perfect for solo trips.

      This is an important reminder that you must carry necessary monsoon gear, such as waterproof clothing and boots, quick-drying clothes, waterproof bags, an umbrella, insect repellents, etc.

      You can expect temperatures ranging from 15-25°C (59-77°F) max to 5-10°C (41-50°F)min.

      Winter (December, January, February)

      Winter in Langtang is harsh, with temperatures dropping as low as -20°C. Even during the day, maximum temperatures range between 0-10°C. Heavy snowfall increases the chance of mishaps and causes many teahouses to close their business during winter and relocate to warmer places. 

      Trekking in early winter is preferable due to fewer crowds on the trails and in the teahouses. Additionally, the weather is typically more favorable during this time. You must pack your winter gear for the trip, such as thermal layers, a down jacket, fleece-lined pants, insulated boots, gloves, woolen socks, scarves, hats, etc.

      Transportation between Kathmandu and Langtang Valley

      You can choose either a public bus or a private vehicle to get to Syabru Besi (2,380 m), the trailhead of Langtang Valley. It takes around 7 to 8 hours to get there from Kathmandu. On the way, you will find beautiful landscapes and lush green vegetation all along the Trisuli River, which is famous for river rafting.

      Trekking Permits for Langtang Valley

      You need a TIMS Card and a Langtang National Park Entry to tour the Langtang area.

      TIMS Card: Obtainable from the tourism office in Kathmandu by filling out a form and paying a fee.

      Langtang National Park Entry Permit: Available at the entrance of Langtang National Park.

      To get those permits, please provide a replica of your passport, travel insurance information, emergency contacts (both local and home country), itinerary, and access/entry points.

      We know permits can be confusing, so we recommend booking your ride with us. We will provide all the essential permits for you, saving you time and hassle.

      Solo Trek to Langtang Valley

      If you are traveling on your own to Langtang Village, we have got you covered. We will provide you with a reliable guide and porter, who can assist you on your Langtang trek to provide a secure trekking experience. We will take care of your safety and well being.

      Or you can join our group trek where you can travel with other fellow trekkers. This will reduce the trip cost and will give you an opportunity to meet new people.

      Money for Langtang Valley Trek

      You will find many currency exchange booths around Thamel, where you can easily change your money to get Nepalese rupees. You can also withdraw money from ATMs. Debit cards like Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Maestro, and Diners Club are accepted at all the ATMs. Daily withdrawals from ATMs range from 30 thousand rupees to 50 thousand rupees.

      We recommend you carry enough local currency with you during the trek. You will need to pay for drinking water, hot showers, snacks, internet etc. It is advisable to allocate a budget of 2,500 rupees per day per person.

      Tipping is expected. So at the end of your trek you can tip your guide and porter based on your level of satisfaction with their service.

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