Trip Overview

Lose your heart in Nepal’s Langtang Valley on this trek of a lifetime! Well within 11-days accessibility of the capital Kathmandu, and open through the seasons, this trek has all there is to offer of Nepal’s typical. The earthquake and subsequent landslides that hit Nepal in 2015 had greatly affected the region, but reconstruction projects have made a lot of progress in the years since then. Recently, trekking in the valley has reopened and it actually means a great deal of vital support for the local livelihoods to trek in Langtang Valley.

Hear dry leaves crackle underfoot, passing through stunning forests and the high alpine meadows, the yak pastures and panoramic views across deep open ravines. Revel in the warm hospitality of the Sherpa and Tamang people; try a different taste with Yak Chesse, and more. The Langtang Himalayas is truly a treat to the senses, larger than life and the mountain vistas stretching across the Trans Himalayas to Tibet.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival KATHMANDU (1300m/4265ft)

Arrive in time at Kathmandu where the team awaits with a warm welcome. Check in at the hotel and take the rest of the day to explore the historical riches and vibrancy of the city.

Note: Your meals are excluded from the package.
 

Day 2 Acclimatize KATHMANDU              

Attend the orientation at the hotel to complete your introduction with the staff and fellow trekkers. Later, we will set out on a half-day guide around the valley. Kathmandu has plenty to offer in terms of historical richness and culture. The streets are thronged with backpackers, tourists, and travelling people from across the globe. Take this tour for finding the glorious artwork of Newari architecture in the old palace of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. Join in with the pilgrims to circumambulate the Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhu Stupa, upholding the legacy of Buddhist spiritualism in the country since times ancient. Coming unto the banks of the beautiful Bagmati River, you will arrive at the Pashupatinath Temple, holy to Shiva. Wrap up your last minute shopping for necessities today from the bazaar around Durbar Square.
 

Day 3 Drive to SYABRUBESI (1460m/4790ft)

Another trip orientation meet is arranged this morning to lay out the rules of acclimatization, goods carriage etc. Later, we head for a drive to Syabrubesi, located 132 km from Kathmandu. We will find lodging at Syabrubesi for the night.
 

Day 4 Trek to LAMA HOTEL (2470m/8100ft) 6-7 hours/1070m ascent

The trail divides off the main road in Syabrubesi, indicating a hiking trail northward past a security check post. Crossing a suspension bridge, we reach Bhote Koshi and later into the old settlement of Syabrubesi where a monastery stands in the village. The trail continues inside a forest and a number of more suspension bridges over little streams. Keep your eyes out for yellow throated martens, wild boars, langurs, red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and a variety of birds. After this point, walking on you can find many signs of landslides and a series of waterfalls with giant size boulders. Reaching lower Rimche, we need to climb steeply into a landslide surrounded with forests of scrub oaks, cactuses, and nettles. After another trail junction in upper Renche, we ascend to Changtang-- a remote settlement stop with few lodges. We will rest at the Lama Hotel for the night.

 

Day 5 Trek to LANGTANG (3430m/11254ft) 4-5 hours/980m ascent

Feast your eyes on the occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung peeking from behind the thickets while steep slopes loom from either side of the valley. This area was once a base for resettlement of refugee Tibetans, but now abandoned with no steady inhabitation. You would be crossing a Nepal Army check post at some point, and continue walking up widening valleys and a few temporary settlements of shephards and herders.

Crossing Langtang village-- which once seated a number of lodges, has now turned to just a huge rock field, after the earthquake of 2015. A huge twin waterfall pours out of a rock cleft above the town which is quite a spectacle along with the view of 6581m Langtang II peak. We now enter the Langtang National Park, home to various species of bird’s like-- hawks, barbet, cuckoos, thrushes, and more.

 

Day 6 Trek to KYANJIN GOMPA (3860m/12665ft) 2-3 hours/460m ascent

Today we ascend through the village up a ridge marked with a large chorten, crossing which the path trails by a mani wall and by a sparkling stream into the village on Mundu. Most of the lodges and houses are built in a more modern style here after the calamitous earthquake of 2015. You can find a number of yak wool shops and extensive yak pastures around here in Mundu.

We reach Kyanjin Gompa way before nightfall with plenty of time to acclimatize and admire the dramatic icefall flowing from the Langtang Lirung and Kimshung peaks showing behind the monastery.

 

Day 7 Trek to TSERGO RI (4984m/16353ft) and back

Gear up for a tough five hour climb from the Gompa to the conical architecture viewpoint of Tsergo Ri, taking the eastward trail towards Langshisha Kharka. There will be a couple switchbacks to cross on the way. Reaching Yala Kharka, you can see some stone huts of the herders. Atop the viewpoint, a handful of prayer flags flutter in the sky. To spend the night, we will take refuge at the Kyanjin Gompa

 

Day 8 Trek to GHORA TABELA (2970m/9745ft)

We shall retrace our steps back to the Lama Hotel today, reaching in time for Dinner.

 

Day 9 Trek back to SYABRUBESI

Like it was during the time of arrival, we will be taking the same course during our journey back to Syabrubesi, starting from the Lama Hotel. The downhill trek is going to be less challenging and more pleasurable.
 

Day 10 Drive back KATHMANDU

We will take a long drive back to Kathmandu, starting early in the morning today. Spend the day at leisure today, browsing the bazaars of Kathmandu, buying souvenirs and eating out in the cafes. A farewell dinner will be organized for the team in the evening where everyone will also be invited to share the trip photos and relate experiences from the trip.

 

Day 11 Fly back HOME or extend your HOLIDAYS

Trekkers will be dropped off at the airport today unless you prefer to stay in Nepal for longer. Arrange all onward journeys from Kathmandu today.

Included

  • All airport/hotel pick up and drop in private car/van
  • 3 Nights in Kathmandu including breakfast. Stay in 3 star hotel.
  • Experienced English speaking Trekking Guide and a Porter during trek.
  • 7 Nights stay in Lodge/Guest House during trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee during trek.
  • Salary, food, insurance and lodging cost for guide and porter.
  • National Park Permit and TIMS for Langtang.
  • Welcome and Farewell Meals and breakfast while in Kathmandu.
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag that needs to be returned after trek completion.
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and return by Private Jeep.
  • Driver’s salary, meals and accommodation
  • ACH Kitbag and T- shirt
  • Fuel, Road Taxes and Parking Fees.

Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • All expenses of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance including evacuation.
  • One lunch in Kathmandu
  • Tips to guides, porters and local staff.
  • Desserts, Mineral Water, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Wi-Fi
  • Entrance Fees in Kathmandu

Good to Know

The seasons when this trek can be most pleasant are during the spring- from March to May, in autumn- from mid-September to mid-December, and if you are up to withstanding the harsh winters for the sake of the extreme experience, do come during December-February.

Depending on the weather and health of group members, the organizers reserve their discretion and right to cancel or postpone each day’s promised trip.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival KATHMANDU (1300m/4265ft)

Arrive in time at Kathmandu where the team awaits with a warm welcome. Check in at the hotel and take the rest of the day to explore the historical riches and vibrancy of the city.

Note: Your meals are excluded from the package.
 

Day 2 Acclimatize KATHMANDU              

Attend the orientation at the hotel to complete your introduction with the staff and fellow trekkers. Later, we will set out on a half-day guide around the valley. Kathmandu has plenty to offer in terms of historical richness and culture. The streets are thronged with backpackers, tourists, and travelling people from across the globe. Take this tour for finding the glorious artwork of Newari architecture in the old palace of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square. Join in with the pilgrims to circumambulate the Boudhanath Stupa and Swayambhu Stupa, upholding the legacy of Buddhist spiritualism in the country since times ancient. Coming unto the banks of the beautiful Bagmati River, you will arrive at the Pashupatinath Temple, holy to Shiva. Wrap up your last minute shopping for necessities today from the bazaar around Durbar Square.
 

Day 3 Drive to SYABRUBESI (1460m/4790ft)

Another trip orientation meet is arranged this morning to lay out the rules of acclimatization, goods carriage etc. Later, we head for a drive to Syabrubesi, located 132 km from Kathmandu. We will find lodging at Syabrubesi for the night.
 

Day 4 Trek to LAMA HOTEL (2470m/8100ft) 6-7 hours/1070m ascent

The trail divides off the main road in Syabrubesi, indicating a hiking trail northward past a security check post. Crossing a suspension bridge, we reach Bhote Koshi and later into the old settlement of Syabrubesi where a monastery stands in the village. The trail continues inside a forest and a number of more suspension bridges over little streams. Keep your eyes out for yellow throated martens, wild boars, langurs, red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and a variety of birds. After this point, walking on you can find many signs of landslides and a series of waterfalls with giant size boulders. Reaching lower Rimche, we need to climb steeply into a landslide surrounded with forests of scrub oaks, cactuses, and nettles. After another trail junction in upper Renche, we ascend to Changtang-- a remote settlement stop with few lodges. We will rest at the Lama Hotel for the night.

 

Day 5 Trek to LANGTANG (3430m/11254ft) 4-5 hours/980m ascent

Feast your eyes on the occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung peeking from behind the thickets while steep slopes loom from either side of the valley. This area was once a base for resettlement of refugee Tibetans, but now abandoned with no steady inhabitation. You would be crossing a Nepal Army check post at some point, and continue walking up widening valleys and a few temporary settlements of shephards and herders.

Crossing Langtang village-- which once seated a number of lodges, has now turned to just a huge rock field, after the earthquake of 2015. A huge twin waterfall pours out of a rock cleft above the town which is quite a spectacle along with the view of 6581m Langtang II peak. We now enter the Langtang National Park, home to various species of bird’s like-- hawks, barbet, cuckoos, thrushes, and more.

 

Day 6 Trek to KYANJIN GOMPA (3860m/12665ft) 2-3 hours/460m ascent

Today we ascend through the village up a ridge marked with a large chorten, crossing which the path trails by a mani wall and by a sparkling stream into the village on Mundu. Most of the lodges and houses are built in a more modern style here after the calamitous earthquake of 2015. You can find a number of yak wool shops and extensive yak pastures around here in Mundu.

We reach Kyanjin Gompa way before nightfall with plenty of time to acclimatize and admire the dramatic icefall flowing from the Langtang Lirung and Kimshung peaks showing behind the monastery.

 

Day 7 Trek to TSERGO RI (4984m/16353ft) and back

Gear up for a tough five hour climb from the Gompa to the conical architecture viewpoint of Tsergo Ri, taking the eastward trail towards Langshisha Kharka. There will be a couple switchbacks to cross on the way. Reaching Yala Kharka, you can see some stone huts of the herders. Atop the viewpoint, a handful of prayer flags flutter in the sky. To spend the night, we will take refuge at the Kyanjin Gompa

 

Day 8 Trek to GHORA TABELA (2970m/9745ft)

We shall retrace our steps back to the Lama Hotel today, reaching in time for Dinner.

 

Day 9 Trek back to SYABRUBESI

Like it was during the time of arrival, we will be taking the same course during our journey back to Syabrubesi, starting from the Lama Hotel. The downhill trek is going to be less challenging and more pleasurable.
 

Day 10 Drive back KATHMANDU

We will take a long drive back to Kathmandu, starting early in the morning today. Spend the day at leisure today, browsing the bazaars of Kathmandu, buying souvenirs and eating out in the cafes. A farewell dinner will be organized for the team in the evening where everyone will also be invited to share the trip photos and relate experiences from the trip.

 

Day 11 Fly back HOME or extend your HOLIDAYS

Trekkers will be dropped off at the airport today unless you prefer to stay in Nepal for longer. Arrange all onward journeys from Kathmandu today.

Included

  • All airport/hotel pick up and drop in private car/van
  • 3 Nights in Kathmandu including breakfast. Stay in 3 star hotel.
  • Experienced English speaking Trekking Guide and a Porter during trek.
  • 7 Nights stay in Lodge/Guest House during trek.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee during trek.
  • Salary, food, insurance and lodging cost for guide and porter.
  • National Park Permit and TIMS for Langtang.
  • Welcome and Farewell Meals and breakfast while in Kathmandu.
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bag that needs to be returned after trek completion.
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and return by Private Jeep.
  • Driver’s salary, meals and accommodation
  • ACH Kitbag and T- shirt
  • Fuel, Road Taxes and Parking Fees.

Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • International airfare and departure tax.
  • All expenses of personal nature.
  • Travel insurance including evacuation.
  • One lunch in Kathmandu
  • Tips to guides, porters and local staff.
  • Desserts, Mineral Water, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Wi-Fi
  • Entrance Fees in Kathmandu

Good to Know

The seasons when this trek can be most pleasant are during the spring- from March to May, in autumn- from mid-September to mid-December, and if you are up to withstanding the harsh winters for the sake of the extreme experience, do come during December-February.

Depending on the weather and health of group members, the organizers reserve their discretion and right to cancel or postpone each day’s promised trip.