Langtang Valley Trek - 13 Days

Langtang Valley and Kyanjing gompa
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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$680
  • 2 PAX US$639
  • 3 PAX US$605
  • 4 PAX US$592
  • 5-10 PAX US$577
  • 11-20 PAX US$561
Price Per Person US$ 561 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Encounter rare species like the red panda, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, and various species of birds and butterflies.
  • Diverse flora and fauna.
  • Stunning panoramic views of the Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang Ri (6,370m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), and other snow capped peaks.
  • Explore the culturally rich Tamang villages and witness their unique customs, traditions, and festivals.
  • Ancient and important Buddhist monasteries, stupas and monuments.
  • Tserko Ri, a peak situated at an altitude of 4,984 meters offers panoramic views of the Langtang range.
  • Lush alpine forests filled with rhododendron trees, bamboo groves, and moss-covered forests.
  • Taste delicious locally produced yak cheese.
  • Explore the Langtang Glacier.

Langtang Valley Trek: Unveiling the Majestic Beauty

Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley is situated in the north-central part of Nepal, close to the border with Tibet. It lies to the north of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, and can be accessed by road from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which is the starting point of the Langtang Valley Trek.

Langtang is a glacial valley, with the Langtang Glacier and several smaller glaciers feeding into the Langtang River, which flows through the valley. Following the Langtang River, the trail subsequently passes through bamboo and rhododendron-filled, lush forests. Alpine trees and eventually open meadows become the trail’s dominant features as it ascends higher. The Langtang Himalayan range may be seen in its entirety from the Tserko Ri peak, which is the highest point of the walk at 4,984 meters.

The Langtang Valley is encircled by high peaks, such as Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 meters), and Langshisa Ri (6,427 meters). Hiking up to Kyanjin Ri (4,773 meters) provides trekkers with breathtaking panoramic views of the Langtang Himalayan range and the valley below. It is a popular vantage point for sunrise or sunset views. Musk deer, snow leopards, and red pandas are just a few of the region’s numerous species of flora and fauna.

It takes about 5 to 6 hours of walking per day to complete the moderately difficult Langtang Valley Trek. Most hikers should be able to complete the walk with a modest degree of fitness. But hikers should be mindful of their altitude and take the necessary precautions to avoid becoming sick from it.

Along the trekking route, you will come across traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages, where you can experience the local culture, interact with the friendly villagers, and learn about their traditional way of life. The Langtang Valley Trek is a fantastic way to discover the area’s stunning scenery and distinctive culture. Trekkers will travel through a number of traditional Tamang villages along the route and get a taste of their way of life. Several Buddhist temples and monasteries, notably the 3,900-meter-high Kyanjin Gompa, are accessible to hikers.

WILDLIFE & FLORA of Langtang Valley Trek :

Because it is part of the Langtang National Park, the Langtang Valley hike area is home to a wide variety of fauna and plants. One of Nepal’s most significant protected areas, the park is home to a variety of threatened and endangered species.

Oak, pine, and rhododendron trees predominate in the forests of the Langtang region. Many bird species, including the Himalayan monal, Nepal’s national bird, have homes in these woodlands. Together with a variety of other mammal species, the woodlands are home to the Himalayan black bear, red panda, and snow leopard.

Together with its alpine meadows, which are home to a wide range of plant species, the Langtang Valley trek area is renowned for them. During the spring, when the rhododendrons are in full bloom, these meadows are especially stunning. Juniper trees, which many locals regard as sacred, are among the other important plants in the area. There are several high-altitude lakes in the Langtang Valley trek area in addition to the woods and meadows. Aquatic animals like fish and waterfowl have a crucial habitat thanks to these lakes.

Culture and People

Many ethnic groups, including the Tamang, Sherpa, and Tibetan people, call the Langtang region home. Visitors to the area can learn a lot about these groups’ distinctive cultures by interacting with the locals. These groups each have their own distinct cultures, customs, and traditions.

The massive impact of Tibetan Buddhism is one of the most noteworthy features of the local culture in the Langtang region. There are many Buddhist temples and monasteries in the area, and many locals identify as members of this religion. Religious rites and events are frequently held in the area, and tourists can learn about the long history of Tibetan Buddhism there.

The Langtang region’s natives are renowned for their traditional arts and crafts. Several of the ladies in the area are talented weavers who use methods that have been handed down through the years to create exquisite textiles. These crafts are frequently manufactured in front of tourists, who may then buy them as mementos.

Furthermore, the Langtang region’s cuisine is influenced by both Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. A variety of regional specialties, such as momos (dumplings), Thukpa (noodle soup), and tsampa, are available for tourists to try (roasted barley flour).

Climate:

The altitude and the normal Himalayan seasonal weather patterns affect the Langtang Valley trek’s climate, which is found in Nepal’s Langtang region. Starting at Syabrubesi (1,460 meters or 4,790 feet), the hike ascends into higher altitudes via a variety of climate zones. The best seasons to go trekking in the Langtang Valley are from March to May in the spring and September to November in the fall. The weather in these seasons is usually pleasant and consistent. The majority of the time, the days are pleasant and sunny, and clear skies provide breathtaking views of the nearby mountains. In addition to bringing a profusion of color to the valley, these seasons also bring blossoming rhododendrons and other wildflowers.

On the other hand, the Langtang Valley has intense rains during the summer monsoon season, which runs from June to August, making hiking more difficult. Particularly after a period of severe rain, trails may become muddy and slippery, and the likelihood of landslides and avalanches is heightened. Hikers may experience restricted vision due to gloomy clouds, which can mask the region’s famously expansive mountain views.

In addition, trekking may become uncomfortable and even dangerous due to the increased humidity and continuous rain. The monsoon season offers its own special charm despite these difficulties, with lush greenery, tumbling waterfalls, and less people on the paths. Trekkers should, however, proceed with caution and prepare for the damp and variable weather that the Langtang Valley experiences during this time of year.

Difficulty Level:

The Langtang Valley trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness and some prior hiking experience. The trail involves some steep ascents and descents, but it is not overly strenuous compared to more challenging treks in the region. However, it is important to be prepared for long walking days and to gradually acclimatize to the increasing altitude.

Duration:

The duration of the Langtang Valley trek typically ranges from 10 to 13 days, depending on the specific itinerary and trekking pace. This includes both the trekking days and additional days for acclimatization and exploration of the surrounding areas. The trek can be customized to fit your time constraints and preferences.

Equipment:

Some essential equipment for the Langtang Valley trek includes sturdy trekking boots, comfortable hiking clothing, a warm down jacket or fleece, thermal layers, trekking pants, a hat, gloves, sunglasses, a daypack, a sleeping bag, a water bottle, and a headlamp. It is also advisable to carry a basic first aid kit, sunscreen, and insect repellent. It is recommended to pack light and only bring necessary items, as you will be carrying your own backpack during the trek.

Accommodation and logistics:

Tea houses: A network of modest guesthouses that offer simple lodging and meals is well-established in the Langtang Valley area. These tea shops, which are frequently family-run, provide a special chance to interact with the locals and discover their way of life. The lodgings are simple but clean and pleasant, and they frequently come with a bed, blankets, and a communal bathroom. In a common eating area, meals are frequently provided with traditional Nepalese or Tibetan fare.

Camping: The Langtang Valley region offers camping for people who want a more remote and personal experience. The required supplies, including tents, sleeping bags, and cooking equipment, can be arranged by trekking organizations. For those seeking a more demanding and adventurous experience, this choice enables guests to take in the beauty and quiet of the area in a more private setting.

Guesthouses: In addition to tea houses, the Langtang Valley region also has a variety of modest guesthouses and lodges that provide more luxurious lodging. These lodgings frequently provide private rooms with attached bathrooms and could also provide extras like hot showers and Wi-Fi. These options provide a higher level of comfort and privacy while costing more than tea houses.

Guide:

We provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the Langtang Valley region. Our guides are trained to ensure your safety and enhance your trekking experience. They offer valuable insights about the trail, local culture, and natural surroundings. They are there to assist you, answer your questions, and address any concerns that may arise during the trek.

PERMITS & EQUIPMENTS:

Trekking in the Langtang region requires a permit, which is available from the Nepal Tourism Board or a nearby travel operator. Trekkers are advised to hire a certified guide and porter to join them on the journey.

Sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, and a sleeping bag are among the essential pieces of trekking gear needed for the Langtang Valley journey. In order to shield themselves from the sun and rain, hikers should also pack a waterproof jacket, a hat, and sunscreen.

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Itinerary

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01

Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
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Max. Altitude: 1,960m / 6,430 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
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04
Max. Altitude: 2,387m/ 7,831ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 2,383m/ 7,818ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 3,541m/ 11,617ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 3,730m/ 12,237ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 4,100m/ 13,451ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 2,900m/ 9,514ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 2,387m/ 7,831ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
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11
Max. Altitude: 1,960m / 6,430 ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
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13
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Transfers to and from the airports, according to the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu hotel with BB Plan.
  • Dinner to welcome and say goodbye.
  • According to the schedule, internal transportation and flights within Nepal.
  • As specified per the schedule, three meals each day will be served during the journey (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Accommodations when hiking may be found in local lodges or guesthouses or in tents.
  • All climbing and trekking permit costs (Entry permit and TIMS Card).
  • Professional tour guide(s), guides, and necessary porters who speak English.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag when on a hike.
  • A complete medical supply kit.
  • All municipal and national taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Airfare for flights abroad to and from Nepal
  • Entry visa costs are currently $25 for a 15-day entry visa, $40 for a 30-day admission visa, and $100 for a three-month entry visa.
  • Kathmandu’s lunch and dinner hours.
  • Insurance that pays for lost, stolen, and medical expenditures as well as emergency evacuation.
  • Alcoholic and non-sterilized bottled beverages are available.
  • Laundry costs
  • All meals and drinks not listed on the schedule.
  • Due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking for whatever reason, additional nights were spent in Kathmandu.
  • Personal equipment and costs.
  • Staff members receive gratuities and thanks.

Fixed Departure

September-23
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December-23
March-24
April-24
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Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

Manaslu Circuit Trek [ 6 Reviews ]

Trekking to Kyanjin Ri in Langtang Valley region of Nepal

April 22, 2019

Trekking to Kyanjin Ri in Langtang Valley region of Nepal

Trekking to Kyanjin Ri in the Langtang Valley was a beautiful experience as i witnessed nature at its best with beautiful flora and fauna. The mountains were amazing and the fast flowing river was a sight to behold. I started the hike on 3rd February and completed on 9th February 2019. From Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa, I experienced snowy trek with heavy snowfall in Kyanjin Gompa. The stay at Nurling Kyanjin Gompa Guest House was itself an interesting experience as it was the Tibetan New Year and were served with their traditional cookie and also the hotel owner's relatives were dancing the traditional Tibetan dance.

Trekking on the following day to Kyanjin Ri first peak at 4300m was easy. However we could not proceed to the second peak at 4779m due to the unsafe condition of heavy snowfall. I would like to thank Touch The Himalaya Treks & Expedition especially My. Madan Nuepane for organizing the trekking. I did not face any problem as the trekking was well organised by him. The guide, Mr. Rishi Ram Adhikari was very professional and was also very friendly and a jovial guy. I would definitely recommend to any hikers intending to hike in any part of Nepal to use the services of Touch The Himalaya Treks & Expedition.

Date of experience: February 2019

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Langtang Trek

May 14, 2018

Langtang Valley Trek

My friend and I chose this company for their friendly staff and reasonable price for the langtang trek.

Raj, our guide was fantastic. Information about the valley and the mountains around as we travelled through. Apple was provided each night and we played cards, teaching each other different card games which was a really fun experience.

Food and transport to and from the national park were included in the cost.

I would definitely recommend Raj and this trekking company for your langtang experience.

Date of experience: May 2018

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Langtang Valley trek

May 13, 2018

Langtang Valley trek

My friend and I have been planning a trek to the langtang region for the last 4-5 months. After not being able to find anything under $1300 online, we decided we'd take our chances and book something when we arrived in Thamel. Fortunately with these guys we were able to arrange transport, accomodation, a guide and 3 meals a day for less than $500!

Our good luck continued when we were introduced to our guide Raju. Raju was was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about not only the langtang region, but about loads of other parts of the Himalayas - Seeing as he was born and raised in the Manaslu area. Each day and night he delivered us all 3 of our days meals and was also kind enough to make us a post-dinner apple platter every night too.

Another thing definitely worth noting is how for the 2 day period I had terrible stomach cramps, Raju was constantly checking up on and asking me how I was going. Even arranging some belly settling garlic soup for me one afternoon and night.

I highly recommend the langtang trek and definitely recommend getting Raju as your guide.
ps if you'd like an infintely more comfortable ride there and back, pay the fraction extra for a jeep as opposed to the bus

Date of experience: May 2018

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Great company with great staff

December 10, 2017

Great company with great staff

A friend and I did a trek to Manaslu and Langtang with this company. From the very start when I arrived in Kathmandu they were very helpful and accommodating. I required a few extra days to buy some gear. They were very patient all the time, and even help me procure some of the stuff I needed.

The staff, Madan and Siri, offered me and my mate great information helping us decide which trek to take. We decided to do the Manaslu Circuit first.

During the trek, our guide Siri was always ahead of the game organising accommodations and meals before the places got too crowed with other groups. Siri also offered great interpretation of the natural highlights and the cultural aspects of the Himalayan people. It made all the difference. He is a very experienced guide to conducts treks in many parts of Nepal, India and Pakistan. So he is a great source of advice when planning a trip.

Unfortunately I suffered a medical mishap during the first trek, and I can only say that the way these guys handled the problem was very professional and top-notch. I was glad to be in their care.

After the first trek, we went back to the office in Kathmandu to organize the next expedition. They always greeted us with tea, and made every effort to make us feel at home.

I am considering another visit to Nepal, and would not hesitate one bit to contact these guys again to help me organise my vacation.

I highly recommed these guys.

Date of experience: October 2017

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Tibet and Langtang valley trek

April 26, 2015

Tibet and Langtang valley trek

We organised multiple trekkings and tours with Touch the Himalaya.

They speak multiple languages at their office, like English, French and German.

Our trip to Tibet was perfectly organised. We were dropped of at the border where we were picked up by a tibetan guide and driver.

Our trekking to Langtang was also amazing. Our local guide could tell us everything about the region and made sure there was always a bed available for us in one of the teahouses.

We recommend Touch the Himalaya's to everyone who would like to experience Nepal!

Date of experience: November 2014

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Wonderful trek!

September 5, 2014

Wonderful trek!

A group of friends went on the Langtang Valley trek with Raj and Rabin after they were recommended to us by friends who trekked with them previously. We were not disappointed! Both were extremely professional and helpful from the planning process through the weeklong trek itself. Raj was upfront with details, pricing (very reasonable!), and day-to-day planning and would always check in to get feedback throughout the day. His English was great and gave medical help when some of the trekking party got sick. They loved sharing Nepali culture with us and I would highly recommend them to anyone interested in trekking in Nepal, regardless of level or previous experience in Nepal!

Date of experience: March 2014

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