Langtang Valley Trek

Duration:
11 Days 10 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Langtang
Grade:
Moderate to Strenuous
Highest Altitude:
4984m
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Description

Langtang Valley Trek is the perfect trek for the beginners who have no idea where to begin and the veterans looking for something different. Through dense forests filled with pine, oak, and blooming rhododendron, we head upwards right at the foot of the Himalayas. Experiencing the unique culture of the Tamang people can be a culturally and historically enriching experience as the traditions and ways of life have been passed down from generation to generation and kept away from the traps of modernization. Although close to the city the rich ecosystem is maintained and the heartwarming hospitality of the locals despite their own troubles is certainly inspiring.

We begin our trek to Langtang Valley with a 7-hour ride to the town of Syabrubeshi. Through the winding roads out of Kathmandu and right beside the raging Trishuli the journey is pleasantly calming. The stunning hilly landscapes shine on the horizon as we begin our trek towards the hamlet of Briddhim. The trail steadily climbs towards Kyanjin Gompa crossing Lama Hotel and Langtang village before following the eastern banks of Langtang River. At 3830m, the Gompa boasts the wealth of cultural and historical artifacts showcasing the ancient teaching of Buddhists. Close to the Tibetan border, the impact of Tibetan Culture is evident in the dialect, traditions, and way of life of the locals. The summit of TserkoRi awaits us at 4984m surrounded by the mesmerizing sights of the Himalayas. The early morning sun creeps slowly upwards amidst the snowcapped peaks illuminating Langtang Lirung (7,227m) to the west, Yala Peak (5,500m) to the north, Dorje Lakpa (6,966m) and Shishapangma (8,013m) to the east and Ganja La Pass to the west.

We, here at Alpine Adventure Team, for the last decade, have been accompanying travelers through their Himalayan journeys. We boast well-crafted itineraries, skilled guides and proven provisions to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Head up with us on this amazing journey right to the heart of the Himalayas.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport our representatives will drive you directly to your hotel. After refreshments, you will be introduced to your guides and briefed about the trip which will wrap up the events for the day. You are free to take a stroll around the local market before dinner. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1503m by private vehicle
The starting leg of our journey sees us traveling away from the bustling capital city towards the tranquil town of Syabrubesi. The winding trail out of Kathmandu settles down beside the raging Trishuli River and continues north surrounded by stunning hilly landscapes. Through terraced fields, pastures and grasslands we continue to Syabrubesi crossing the picturesque town of Dhunche. Overnight stay at Syabrubeshi.

Day 3: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel 2410m
Today is the official beginning of the trek as we head towards the hamlet of Lama Hotel. The trail out of Syabrubesi heads east crossing the rushing Langtang River through a suspension bridge. We continue our journey ups through the rocky hilly trail slowly ascending towards Lama Hotel. The thinning trees give way to a cluster of settlements filled with unique culture and way of life. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

Day 4: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3430m
The trail out of Lama Hotel follows the forests reaching Gumnachowk from where we continue to Ghodatabela. Enjoying lunch while simultaneously not trying to look away from the mesmerizing sights of Langtang Lirung (7,234m) on the horizon can be a challenge. The final leg of the journey covers the rising trail towards Thyangsyap village eventually resting at Langtang Village just in time to enjoy the sunset view of the Himalayas. Overnight stay at Langtang Village.

Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3830m
Today we head to Kyanjin Gompa which takes about 3 hours. At 3830m, the Gompa has been a cultural and spiritual center for travelers and locals alike. The resonating sounds of prayers all around, pictures and artifacts decorating the wooden walls, intricate carving propagating the teaching of Buddhism and the stunning views of Himalayas on the outside. Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Ganchenpo (6,387m) and NayaKanga (5,863m) and countless other snow-capped Himalayas decorate the horizon with a whole lot of Himalayan goodness. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 6: Hike to TserkoRi 4984m
Today, we break the altitude bar of 4000m as we head towards the peak of TserkoRi. The trail stretches through rocky Himalayan landscapes covered with snows, up and over streams and deep into the heart of the Himalayas. Stunning mountain panorama with views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Ganchenpo (6,387m), Naya Kanga (5,863m), Yala Peak (5,500m), Langshisha Ri (6,427m) and countless other Himalayan peaks stretches far and wide as eyes can see. Engraving the sights of Himalayas on our hearts, we head down back to Kyanjin.

Day 7: Trek from Kyanjin to Lama Hotel 2410m
Retracing our steps back from Kyanjin Gompa, we head towards Lama Hotel. Past the cluster of settlements and pasture lands, the village of Langtang reveals itself. We continue the journey through suspension bridges and forests before eventually climbing down to Thyangsyap. The trail continues through forests filled with oaks and pine trees, past the hamlet of Ghodatabela and back to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

Day 8: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru 2210m
Today, we head towards the village of Thulo Syabru, our final Himalayan destination before we head back to Dhunche. The trail continues through the forested lands till the hamlet of Rimche. Diverging from the trail which leads to Syabrubesi we begin our ascent towards the hamlet of Thulo Syabru. The hamlet also gives us a final chance to bid goodbye to the majestic Himalayas as they loom above the horizon. Overnight stay at Thulo Syabru.

Day 9: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Dhunche 1960m
Today, we return to the town of Dhunche. The trail out of Thulo Syabru is reasonably flat and is well maintained as it is often frequented by locals coming down to the town for supplies. The cobbled trail passes through small hamlets, forests, and streams before settling down in Dhunche located on the banks of the Trishuli River. Overnight stay at Dhunche.

Day 10: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle
Heading out of Dhunche we are accompanied by the familiar thrashing of the Trishuli River and stunning hilly landscapes. Terraced farming lands, hilly pastures, calming sound of the rushing river, warm rays of the sun and a thousand memories flashing through your mind try your best not to fall asleep. You can shop gifts and souvenirs once in the Kathmandu valley. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu
Our representatives will once again drop you back at Tribhuvan International Airport wishing you best wishes for your next adventure. We hope you had a lovely time with us.

Location

Cost Details

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle.
* Langtang National Park Permit.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn’t include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

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