Langtang Valley Trek
Located 19 miles north of Kathmandu, Langtang valley trek offers us wide range of cultural and natural diversity. At the other end of the Langtang Valley, there is Tibetan Highland. The people living here (mainly Sherpa ad Tamang) are the successor of the Tibetan region. That is main reason as to why culture of this part of the Himalayas highly resembles the Tibetan lifestyle. Mt. Langtang Lirung(7,246m) dominates this valley because there are no mountains that are of more than 8,000m height. The trekking route is wonderfully suitable for those who wish to have a short trekking of 1 week or two weeks. The vegetation is diversified ranging from bamboos to rhododendron i.e. to say from subtropics to the timberline. This place is also a natural habitat for the rare red panda. Langtang valley has remarkable places such as Gosuikunda Lake, Helambu, Ganja La Pass, majority of which fall under Tamang Heritage Trial. Gosaikunda is regarded as one of the sacred Lake for the Hindu religion too.
For Langtag valley trekking, we first have to reach Syaruesi through a bus ride. The trekking starts next day; trekking from Lama Hotel to Langtang village. Oaks and rhododendron give way to peaceful hemlock and larch forest; after ascending an old moraine, snowy peaks suddenly loom ahead and the gorge opens into a U-shaped glacial valley – prime yak pasture. The Langtang Glacier is further up the valley. Kyanjin Gompa is next on the list. From there, we also visit Tserko Ri ad the we get back to Kathmadu after completing 8 days trekking.
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed officially in Kathmandu and in Nepal formally by a representative of Noble Treks Nepal. You will then be escorted to a hotel for Check In. As per your wishes you will either be taken to a short visit to the City of Temples or stay in the hotel. In the evening before dinner, you will meet with the guide of the tour and staffs. You can enjoy the excellent Nepali cuisine in an excellent Nepalese fashion afterwards.
After having breakfast, we will take you to some of the famous heritage sights in Kathmandu valley. We will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Lalitpur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhu and many more. These sites are all listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. While you are doing all these, you will also be preparing for the trekking that starts from tomorrow.
Today, we start our journey that we have been waiting for a long time. We take a bus on the way to Syabrubesi- enjoy our travel through all the way as we have Trisuli River giving accompany. We then head to Dhunche after resting sometime in Trishuli Bazar. From there we reach Syabrubesi in a few moments. We will have reached there by 3p.m. and completed a 7 hours’ journey on the first day.
Today, the trekking starts with the trial ascending upwards through a forest. We will have reached Bamboo village after nearly 3hours of walking. We then walk again through the bamboo forest to reach Lama Hotel. This is where we spend the rest of the day and night. On the way we can see bird lives all around and if luck is with is with us, we will also see some beehives and bears monkeys and red pandas too.
Continue our second day of trekking, we will walk through some dense forests of pine and rhododendron. After ascending forward, we leave the trees behind. On the way we also have to go through a valley. In this trial, the Langtang village is one of the most local and old villages. We can divide today’s trekking two parts too. One of three hours to reach Ghoda Tabala(Horse Stable) and the other one of also three hours to reach Langtang village.
A short walk of 3hours to Kyanjin Gompa today ensures that we also get acclimatized in the environment of Langtang valley. To reach the Gompa, we have to walk past yak pastures and also through many wooden bridges. Kyanjin Gompa is the last destination of the trial. At an altitude of 3817m, you get to see the most beautiful mountains of the region- Mt. Ganchempo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. Not only this but we can also enjoy the views of the glaciers, icefalls and birds too. We then explore the places around going to yak cheese factory and Kyanjin Gompa itself.
Today, we climb up to go to Tserko Ri at an altitude of 5150m. We also visit the Langtang glacier and Langshisha Kharka. Kharka meaning the yak pasture. Then we go back to Lama village. As this is the same that we used to ascend, you might recognize the way downwards. It’s downhill through the forest as you might also notice. We also go past Tamang settlements as we get back to Lama hotel.
We get back to Syabrubesi going past pine, bamboo and rhododendron forest. Overall, it’s just the same way backwards that we used previously to get to the top of the trial.
From Syabrubesi, we get on a bus and then return to Kathmandu after successfully having completed the trekking. This day you might want to get some rest, but can also hang around cool places around Kathmandu.
Today we have to say goodbye to each other. After such joyous moments, you have to get to your own country. So a representative from Noble Trek will take you to Tribhuwan International Airport. If you ever plan on coming back to Nepal again, we are always there to help
Yes, Nepal is safe to travel now after earthquake as only certain places are damaged due to earthquake and most of the places are opened to all travelers as it has been mentioned safe.
Yes, we can customize each and every treks and tours as per the requirement of the traveller. You can customize as per your budget or travelling time.
You can follow the below link in order to know regarding Langtang National Park and its buferzone http://www.wwfnepal.org/about_wwf/conservation_nepal/shls/lnpbz_sp/ http://www.forestrynepal.org/resources/pas/langtang-national-park
Yes! The trip will be confirmed only when we receive the completed final booking form and 30% deposit payment. You can pay the balance of the money when you arrive in Kathmandu.
Yes all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants, we can arrange the trip for one person as well.
Yes, the food is very safe during the trekking and we recommend you to follow the suggestion of our guide on the trek.
While on the trek, Our porter is there for you to take care of your luggage. All you can do is carry a small bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc.
This is just our customized package . If you want increase the days including other routes or increasing number days in trails then we can do that. We can customize the package as per your requirement. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
For you kind information Tipping is not required but it is a small gesture of thanks to your guides or local porters. There is no any required sum for the tip. You can give them as per your satisfaction with them.
Usually there is no required number of trekkers. A trekking group consists of four or more trekkers but we are happy to guide 3,2 or just 1 trekker. we are happy to be there for you.
Yes , you can change the lodges as per you requirement. You can talk with guides to change the Lodge.