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Langtang Valley Trek - 9 Days

Langtang-a narrow Valley rich in culture and cherished by nature lies towards the north of Kathmandu. The Langtang Valley trail follows through the ethnic Tamang settlements, lush green and rhododendron forest and the wide spread Kyanjin Valley known as Kyanjin Gompa. This amazing land borders to Tibet but still far away from Tibetan Plateau. A trek to Langtang Valley combines the diversity of spectacular views of the Himalayas and exploration of traditional villages. Small peak climbing opportunities and visit to the glaciers at comfortably low elevations are extra attractions.

There are numerous highlights of Langtang Valley trekking. The main are rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife and majestic waterfalls. Above all, magnificent views of the white giant Langtang Lirung (7,246m/23,774ft) and ascent to the Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,513ft) are more exciting. The summit of Tserko Ri offers the 360 degree views of Himalayan panorama. Kyanjing Gompa provides an opportunity to experience the spiritual lifestyle of dedicated Buddhist monks performing their rituals in a beautiful Monastery. Visit to the traditional cheese factory there and observation of the cheese manufacturing process by hand will also be interesting.

The entire Langtang region is protected within the boundaries of Langtang National Park and home to the shy Red Panda. If you are lucky, you might be able to spot them out. Due to the gradual ascents, Langtang Valley trek is not difficult but can demand some challenges also.

Trekking Encounters offers a customized itinerary as per our trekkers’ holiday schedule and committed to deliver quality services as per their expectations. Please also visit the extended itinerary of Langtang Gosainkunda trek including the Gosainkunda Lake.

  • Free of complications of a flight
  • Visit of Tibetan village in Langtang
  • Trekking to the foot of the glaciers - Kyanjin Gompa
  • Ascent of Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,513ft)
  • Spectacular views of Langtang Ri and Ganesh Himal
  • Mixed culture of Tamang and Lama societies
  • The great countrysides and beautiful landscapes
  • Impressive vegetation and flowers en-route

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (2,030m/6,660ft).

Today we drive for 118km (6-7 hours by Jeep and 8-9 hours by only local bus) from Kathmandu to Dhunche. We cross the ring road and along the Rani ban (forest), climb to Kakani from where we have good views of the Himalayas including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang before we reach Rani Pauwa where most of the local buses stop for a tea break. We then travel down to Trisuli via a flat piece of land which is where we stop for lunch (local food e.g. daal-bhat) at Battar Bazaar (540m/1,771ft). After lunch we continue our journey climbing up to Dhunche via Kalikasthan. We also pass through the National Park check post before Dhunche.

Day 2
Trek Dhunche to Thulo Syabru Village (2,210m/7,251ft).

We walk along the road to Thulo Bharkhu (1,860m/6,102ft) then a steep climb up to Brabal (2,190m/7,185ft) where we stop for lunch. After lunch we continue our trek through the beautiful countryside of oaks and pine trees to our overnight stop at Thulo Syabru village. Trekking time 5-6 hours.

Day 3
Trek Thulo Syabru Village to Lama Hotel (2,410m/7,907ft).

After breakfast we descend down along the village and cross the bridge then climb the other side. We then descend down to the landslide and have a slow climb along the Langtang River all the way to the Lama Hotel where we have our overnight stay. Trekking time 5-6 hours.

Day 4
Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3,330m/10,925ft).

Today our trek takes us through oaks, hemlock and bamboo where if we are lucky we will see a variety of birds. We ascend along the Langtang Khola (River) passing Ghoratabela (2,992m/9,816ft) where we can see views of the Langtang Himal just above us. Langtang is a large village where people live all year round cultivating potatoes, buckwheat, barley and vegetables. There is a village monastery which can be visited at anytime as the headman has a key to the monastery. Trekking time 5-6 hours.

Day 5
Trek Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa (3,800m/12,467ft).

This is a short beautiful alpine trek along the meadows which have grazing yaks, sheep and mountain goats. The village has the Yala Cheese Factory and an ancient monastery which can be visited at any time. Trekking time 2-3 hours.

Day 6
Exploration day at Kyanjin Gompa/Climb Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,513ft).

Today we have an excursion to see the glacier and climb Tserko Ri, this is comparatively a small, rocky peak while not being a mountain of any real prominence, it is conveniently easy to climb and from its summit magnificent views can be had. This is also an excellent lookout which can be reached by climbing the slopes immediately behind Kyanjin where we will see the majestic Langtang Lirung (7,246m/23,774ft) rising above the glaciers. A visit to the Yala Cheese Factory completes the day.

Day 7
Return trek Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel.

After breakfast, we descend down the same trail as we climbed on day 4 and 5 and stay at Lama Hotel. Trekking time 6-7 hours.

Day 8
Trek Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1,460m/4,790ft).

Today we trek to Syabru or Syaphru Besi which is a small village in the Langtang National Park. Trekking time 4-5 hours.

Day 9
Drive Syabru Besi to Kathmandu.

Drive to Dhunche and along the same road we continue back to Kathmandu (132km). We become relaxed after the adventurous drive.

Option available for extending your trip with Jungle Safari adventure, white water rafting or a trip of your choice.

Cost Includes:

  • Langtang National Park permit and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System)
  • Three meals (B/L/D) a day on trekking from teahouse/lodge
  • Accommodations at teahouse/lodge in the mountains
  • An English speaking Trekking Guide
  • A porter shared between two trekkers
  • Staff insurance, salary, food, accommodation and their transportation
  • Kathmandu-Dhunche and SyabruBesi-Kathmandu overland transfers by public bus
  • First aid kit box
  • A farewell Nepali dinner with live culture program

Cost Excludes:

  • Bar and beverages bills, bottled water
  • Nature of personal expenses
  • Personal cloths and equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, boots etc.
  • Insurance for accidental, medical and evacuation
  • Tips to the staff
  • International Airfare and Taxes

  • Kathmandu City Tour
  • Mt. Everest Flight
  • Jungle Safari in Chitwan or Bardia National Park
  • Bird Watching in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve
  • White Water Rafting in Nepal
  • Bungy Jumping / Canyoning / Paragliding / Ultralight Flight
  • Shopping Tours

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Price From USD $ 650/person
Total $ 650 USD

Trip Facts

  • Drive in KTM-Dhunche, Drive out Syabru Besi-KTM
  • 5,033 meters
  • Medium-Hard

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