Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration8 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Country Nepal
  • Starts Shyabrubensi
  • Ends Shyabrubensi
  • Max. Altitude 5000m
  • Activity Trekking
  • Trip Type Tea House
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Guiding Method English
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn

The Langtang Valley Trek stands as one of Nepal's most beloved and widely embraced trekking paths. Situated just south of the Tibetan border, Langtang is a slender valley bordered by the towering Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower snowy peak range to the south. Within this enchanting landscape, Langtang Lirung at 7246m graces the northern skyline, while Gang Chhenpo at 6388m and Naya Kanga Ri at 5846m adorn the southern horizon, with Dorje Lakpa at 6966m marking the eastern edge of the valley. This trek seamlessly winds through one of Nepal's remote and awe-inspiring valleys, including the high mountain lake of Gosaikunda and the enchanting Helambu valley.

Embarking on the 8-day Langtang Valley Trek with Himalayan Joy Adventure, the journey commences with a day of exploration in Kathmandu, followed by a trip to Syabrubesi on the third day. Syabrubesi, a charming Tamang town nestled at the base of a hill near the Bhote Koshi River, serves as the starting point for the Langtang Valley Trek.

The trek unfolds along a scenic trail, meandering through lush green forests, picturesque meadows, and across numerous streams, with overnight stays in Tamang Villages. This provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the unique Tibetan-influenced culture and traditions of the Tamang people. Many residents trace their roots to Tibet, reflecting the historical importance of this route as a crucial trade link with Tibet. The trek also traverses the renowned Langtang National Park, providing opportunities to encounter diverse wildlife and birds. The pinnacle of the trek, Kyanjin Gompa, boasts the highest elevation in this region.

As the journey progresses, the trail ascends to Kyangjin Gompa at 3740m, home to the Yala Cheese Factory. Explorations near Yala and Kyangjin Gompa unveil small lakes and breathtaking vistas. From Kyangjin Gompa's elevated position, glaciers come into view, serving as gateways to Tibet.

The return journey retraces the path back to Syabrubesi over two days, followed by a jeep ride back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi. For those with additional time to extend the trek, the return route leads through Syabru village, with a side trip to Sing Gompa, the sacred site of Gosaikunda, and a crossing of the Liaurebena Pass (4610m). The trek then heads south, bidding farewell to the Langtang region, venturing into the Helambu valley, and concluding the journey at Chisapani before returning to Kathmandu. Recognized as the hidden valley trek, the Langtang Valley Trek unveils a captivating tapestry of landscapes and cultural encounters.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan Joy Adventure will warmly welcome you and arrange transportation to your hotel. Following check-in and a refreshing break, our HJA representative will brief you on the trek details. You can then explore the vibrant tourist hub of Thamel, offering numerous options for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will treat you to a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepali restaurant featuring cultural dance performances. After dinner, you'll be transported back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

  • Max. Altitude: 1380m
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Following breakfast, our urban guide will accompany you to explore diverse historical sites and world heritage-designated locations. These will encompass Pashupatinath (a prominent Hindu temple in Asia), Bouddhanath Stupa (a Buddhist stupa), Swayabhunath (a Buddhist stupa, commonly referred to as the Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (residence of the living goddess Kumari). Following the sightseeing excursion, you will be transported back to your hotel, allowing you ample time to ready yourself for the upcoming Langtang Valley trek. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

  • Max. Altitude: 1380m
  • Duration: 4-5 hrs
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Following breakfast, embark on a jeep journey towards the north-west of Kathmandu. Over the course of 7-8 hours, traverse a scenic route adorned with picturesque villages, meandering rivers, babbling streams, and lush forests. The captivating journey is enhanced by terraced fields, stunning landscapes, and breathtaking vistas of snow-capped mountains. En route, you'll encounter prominent towns such as Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, and Dhunche before ultimately arriving at Syabrubesi.

  • Max. Altitude: 1503m
  • Duration: 6 hrs
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

After securing the required permits, commence your trek by crossing a suspension bridge over the Bhote Koshi River. Ascend to Bamboo for a lunch break, and then proceed to Lama Hotel to conclude your day. Lama Hotel provides various lodges for accommodation, nestled in a picturesque meadow. Spend the night at Lama Hotel.

    Following breakfast, embark on a trek through a picturesque forest. Proceed with an ascent through a captivating forest, revealing breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung. Follow the course of the Langtang River, passing by a teashop en route to Ghodatabela for lunch, situated at an elevation of 3010 meters. Post-lunch, verify your permit and resume your journey. After a leisurely walk, you arrive at Thangshyap.

    • Max. Altitude: 3140m
    • Duration: 6-7 hrs
    • Accommodation: Tea house
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    The initial part of the trail is gentle, eventually transforming into a gradual uphill ascent. Approximately an hour and a half into the trek, you'll arrive at Chamki, offering panoramic views of Langtang Village and snow-clad mountains. Your journey continues through various Tamang villages, water-driven mills, and prayer wheels until you reach Langtang Village, known for its poignant history. After a brief pause in Langtang Village, you proceed with your trek towards Kyanjin Gompa, passing through Mundu and Singdum villages along the way.

    • Max. Altitude: 3830m
    • Duration: 4 hrs
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Today is dedicated to exploring Kyanjin, allowing for acclimatization and relaxation. The village boasts attractions such as the Kyanjin Monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Your trek will take you to the summit of Kyanjin Ri at an elevation of 4350 meters, marking the highest point of your journey. From this vantage point, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, the Langtang range, Kimshung, Yansa Tsenji, mountain ridges, and glaciers. After descending, you'll return to Kyanjin for lunch before taking the opportunity to further explore the scenic village.

    • Max. Altitude: 4350m
    • Duration: 4 hrs
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Today, retracing the path you recently traversed, you embark on your journey to Lama Hotel following a satisfying morning meal. The day unfolds with captivating vistas, making it truly engaging. On the return leg, you might discover nuances that escaped your notice on the ascent. Your trek unfolds alongside the Langtang River, taking you through Singdum, Mundu, and Langtang Village before reaching Ghodatabela. Following a midday repast, you press on, descending steeply towards Lama Hotel. The downward journey treats you to breathtaking panoramas of mountains and the picturesque surroundings.

    • Max. Altitude: 2560m
    • Duration: 6-7 hrs
    • Accommodation: Tea House
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Today marks the final day of your Langtang Valley Trekking adventure. Following breakfast, you embark on the journey back to Syabrubesi. The majority of the trail leads downhill, weaving through paths that alternate between ascents and descents. Along the way, you traverse various Tamang villages, offering you a glimpse into their rich culture and lifestyle. After approximately 6 hours of walking, you arrive at the destination of Syabrubesi.

    • Max. Altitude: 1503m
    • Duration: 5 hrs
    • Accommodation: Lodge
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Following breakfast, you'll board a jeep bound for Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you'll be escorted to your hotel where you can take some time to relax. Later in the evening, feel free to explore Thamel, Kathmandu's primary tourist district. Take advantage of the opportunity to browse and shop for souvenirs for your family and relatives. Later in the evening, Himalayan Joy will graciously host a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. Afterward, return to the hotel.

    • Max. Altitude: 1380m
    • Duration: 7 hrs
    • Accommodation: Hotel
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Himalayan Joy Adventure will arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal well in advance, allowing ample time for you to complete the check-in process for your flight. We trust that your time in Nepal was truly remarkable, and we invite you to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor or via email. Your feedback is highly valued, and we sincerely hope your journey with us was an unforgettable experience. Wishing you a safe and pleasant flight!

     
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Our Langtang Valley Trek itinerary is flexible according to the time frame.

    Langtang Valley Trek Route Map

    Langtang Valley Trek map

    Service Details

    What's Included
    • Airport picks up and drops by Private Vehicle.
    • 3 nights Hotel (3 star) in Kathmandu in twin sharing basis on BB plan
    • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the trek
    • Transportation to and from Shyabrubensi
    • English speaking guide
    • Porter (One porter for two people)
    • Insurance for Himalayan Joy Staffs
    • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-Shirt and Duffel bag
    • TIMS permit
    • Langtang National Park Permit
    What's not Included
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (Most Required)
    • International airfare and airport departure tax 
    • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
    • Cold drinks such as Mineral water, Cola, Beer etc.(Mineral water will cost per liter from Rs. 100 till Rs.500 and if you bring water purifying tablet is best idea cause you will help to save nature from not using plastic bottles and also its much cheaper then mineral water )
    • Bars bill such as Mars, Sneaker, Bounty chocolate etc
    • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
    • Tips for trekking staffs and driver
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

    Useful Information

    Eco - friendly: Every day, the global challenge of environmental pollution persists, and Nepal is no exception. Our field staff is highly conscientious about environmental issues, and we actively promote awareness. We recommend to our guests the use of boiled water or water purification pills instead of purchasing bottled water. This choice not only helps in avoiding the use of plastic bottles, which take a considerable amount of time to decompose, but also contributes to minimizing waste.

    While trekking, consider ordering the same food items as a group to reduce fuel consumption. Furthermore, it is essential to note that making a campfire is strongly discouraged. We advocate for responsible travel practices, urging travelers to leave only footprints on the trail and ensure the removal of all non-biodegradable items brought along. Let's collectively work towards preserving the environment for future generations.

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