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Langtang Valley Trek

  • 10 N/11 D
  • All around the year
Langtang, the “Valley of Glaciers” is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal however, quite underrated as compared to the other trekking routes. The isolated valley is among the closest from Kathmandu that offer up-close views of mighty snow-capped peaks and gorgeous glaciers.

This Nepal Adventure trek to Langtang valley is a daring and adventurous to the point that it takes you to the wilderness of Himalayas travelling through stunning landscapes, dense forests of pine wood, rugged rock, swift mountain streams onto the foothills of majestic snow-capped mountains inhabited by indigenous Tamang Community with a unique culture along with an overwhelming hospitality in a delightful community.

Highlights

  • Moderate
  • 10 N/11 D
  • All around the year
  • Sightseeing, Hiking
  • Hotel at Kathmandu & Tea house accommodation during trek
  • Private Vehicle
  • Trek


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400 m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel
  • Day 2 Sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B) Duration: 8 to 9 hours
  • Day 3 Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 4 Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380 m/7,830 ft): 6 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 5 Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/11,253 ft): 4-5 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 6 Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 5 hrs. Explore the area (B, L, D)
  • Day 7 Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hrs (B, L, D)
  • Day 8 Trek to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours (B, L, D)
  • Day 9 Trek to Syabrubesi: 5 hrs walk (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Drive to Kathmandu: 7-8 hrs (B, L)
  • Day 11 Departure (B)

Includes

Transport in private vehicle with A/C
• Airport transfers
• One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu
• Transfer from Kathmandu–Syabrubesi
• Transfer from Syabrubesi - Kathmandu
2. Accommodations:
• Kathmandu (3Ns)
• Tea House Accommodation during trekking (7 Ns)
3. Meals:
• All breakfasts
• Lunch: all lunches during trekking
• Dinner: all dinners during trekking
4. Trekking Package:
• Tea House Accommodations, English Speaking License Holder Guide and all his expenses, all meals during trekking.
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All necessary paperwork(s) and permit(s)

5. Guide:
• Representative from Aarya Village Travel for arrival & departure assistance
• English speaking guide during sightseeing in Kathmandu

6. Taxes, permits and Service Charges:
All the applicable services charges, government taxes, National Park Permit (Langtang), TIMS

Excludes

. 1 International Airfare, Nepal VISA Fees ($30 per person), Excess baggage charge in Domestic flight, Travel Insurance
2. Sightseeing not listed in the itinerary
3. Meals not listed in the itinerary
4. Gratuities, tips to guides, drivers, bellboys, etc
5. Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc
6. Excess baggage charge
7. Travel insurance of the client
8. Hotel Check out as per Hotel rule
9. Any extra expenses incurred from flight cancellation or delay, sudden price escalations in hotels, transport, flight or any other items, any form of rescue

Detail Itinerary

1Day 1 - Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400 m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you will be met by one of our representatives and then transferred to your hotel. As you enjoy your welcome drinks you will be briefed about your program. The rest of your day shall be at your leisure.

Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400 m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel
Arrival at Kathmandu: 1400 m altitude: 30 minutes drive to Hotel
2Day 2 - Sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B) Duration: 8 to 9 hours

After Breakfast start full day sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage sites; Sightseeing at Patan Durbar Square can be a very unique experience for visitors as they witness a distinct place for arts and architecture that is reflected on each temple, monument and palace building that were mostly built during the Malla period between the 16th to 18th centuries.

We will explore its unique Durbar Squares. In every corner & alley of Patan you can see Thangka painters, filling color to ancient Gods and Goddess on canvases, fine metal shops that offer Buddha’s exotic, handmade brass sculpture at very reasonable prices. You can taste local cuisine as well in Patan’s alleys.

Then onward, the tour is headed towards Swayambhunath- A Monkey Temple from where you can see the magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley. The stupa, a tribute to Buddhism, consists of a dome at the base representing the entire world. Painted eyes of Buddha represent wisdom and compassion. A curly symbol, symbolizing the nose represents the unity of all things existing in the world. Prayer wheels surround the whole dome. The evening views of Kathmandu valley and sunset from the hilltop will be a memorable experience for you.
From there, the tour is directed towards Boudhanath. This is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and is one of the most imposing landmarks in Kathmandu. It is the largest stupa in Kathmandu Valley. The 36-meter-high stupa of Boudha is massive and dominates the skyline in the area, it is one of the largest unique structures in the world. With countless monasteries around it, Boudha is the center of Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal. From above, Boudhanath Stupa looks like a giant mandala, or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos and as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa).

In the evening drive to Pashupatinath Temple, a famous, sacred Hindu Temple dedicated to lord Shiva is located on the banks of the Bagmati River dating back to the 5th century. While the main temple interior is off limits to non-Hindus there is a lot to experience in the surrounding area. Legend says that whoever comes here to worship Shiva will be reborn as an animal. Pashupatinath is a considerable complex of temples, ashrams, with images and inscriptions dating back centuries.

Observe an Aarati (celebration with lights) at the Bank of Bagmati River. The ‘Aarati’ at the banks of Bagmati River on the eastern side of the temple draws people in hordes. This evening ritual with chanting of Vedic mantras, ringing of bells, burning of incense, and lighting of oil lamps, a band singing hymns in praise of god, playing of classical instruments, keep the people spellbound throughout.

Sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B) Duration: 8 to 9 hours
Sightseeing at UNESCO Heritage Sites: Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath Temple, Aarati: evening ritual (B) Duration: 8 to 9 hours
3Day 3 - Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs (B, L, D)

Right after breakfast we drive to Syabrubesi which is 145km north of Kathmandu where our trek starts. The road climbs high over ridges as we leave Kathmandu Valley behind, providing impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. We drive through the bustling town of Trishuli onto a slightly elevated town Dhunche and then towards Langtang National Park. From Dhunche it is another 1 hour of downhill drive to Syabrubesi.
Overnight at Syabrubesi

Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs (B, L, D)
Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs (B, L, D)
4Day 4 - Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380 m/7,830 ft): 6 hrs (B, L, D)

Today we start trekking. Right after breakfast we head towards Lama Hotel waking past through Bamboo and Ramche crossing over a suspension bridge and heading precipitously along a stream. We walk past the Bhote Koshi River followed by a descending path alongside the bank of Langtang River until we reach Bamboo. We stop for lunch at Bamboo.
After lunch we head upwards to Ramche and from there to Lama Hotel. The journey throughout the day offers a nature walk passing through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests. Meanwhile you shall also witness wildlife such as yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears if you are lucky.

Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380 m/7,830 ft): 6 hrs (B, L, D)
Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380 m/7,830 ft): 6 hrs (B, L, D)
5Day 5 - Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/11,253 ft): 4-5 hrs (B, L, D)

After breakfast, the trek begins with a gradual uphill climb but the trail soon becomes steep as you trek further. As we move ahead the glimpses of beautiful Langtang, Lirung and other snow-covered peaks start appearing which will fascinate and at the same time motivate you to reach the destined location. As we reach Ghoda Tabela, we stop for the day’s lunch.
Followed by lunch we then ascend uphill to a beautiful valley of Langtang where you will see yaks grazing all over the pastures. Langtang is a Buddhist Village. Thus, you may observe many Chortens, Mani walls and praying flags on the way up there.

Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/11,253 ft): 4-5 hrs (B, L, D)
Trek to Langtang village (3,430 m/11,253 ft): 4-5 hrs (B, L, D)
6Day 6 - Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 5 hrs. Explore the area (B, L, D)

The hike from Langtang to Kanjing is pretty straight and easy which takes about 4 hours. Kanjing Gomba is situated in the beautiful Kanjing village from where we can observe many beautiful mountains. On reaching there you may also visit and explore the Cheese factory set up with aid from Swiss Government. Kanjing Gomba is also famous as a Snow Leopard Protected Area. In fact, some of the foreigners visit this place to observe and research the Snow leopard. From here we can also go to Kanjing Ri with a full day hiking, provided we have time, just to witness breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 5 hrs. Explore the area (B, L, D)
Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 5 hrs. Explore the area (B, L, D)
7Day 7 - Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hrs (B, L, D)

We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.

Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hrs (B, L, D)
Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hrs (B, L, D)
8Day 8 - Trek to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours (B, L, D)

We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill while on the way passing through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. Meanwhile we may also get to enjoy some stunning views of the Himalayas from different angles that we had missed while climbing up the hilltop.

9Day 9 - Trek to Syabrubesi: 5 hrs walk (B, L, D)

After breakfast we trek down to Syabrubesi through beautiful quiet forests. It is about 5 hours of walk in total. If you are feeling fit you may take the spectacular route from Rimche via Sherpa Gaon to Syabrubesi. It will take quite a longer time to reach the ultimate destination. However, it is a stunning detour.

10Day 10 - Drive to Kathmandu: 7-8 hrs (B, L)

After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu through Pasang Lhamu highway along the Trishuli riverside. About 7 to 8 hours drive will bring you back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day shall be at your leisure or you might want to catch up with some last minute shopping or explore any sites you’ve missed previously during your first day at Kathmandu.

Drive to Kathmandu: 7-8 hrs (B, L)
Drive to Kathmandu: 7-8 hrs (B, L)
11Day 11 - Departure (B)

Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Aarya Village Travel will transfer you to the airport for your onward journey.