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Langtang Valley Trek

Alpine Ramble - 8 days

  • Langtang Valley Trek
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Medium
Overview
Route
Included
Accommodation
Safety
Packing List
Alpine Ramble Treks
FAQ
How to Book

Overview

> Scenic Drive to Syaprubensi
> Walking through the lush forest and local villages
> Exploring the local culture and lifestyle
> Enjoy the mountain views
> Spectacular hike to Kyanjing Ri
> Visit yak cheese factory at Langang and Kyanjing Gompa

The Langtang Valley Trek kicks off with a scenic 8-hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trail begins passing through small villages, farmlands, and streams, paired with lush pine, bamboo, and rhododendron forests. During the spring, the bright red blooming rhododendrons juxtaposed with the high alpine scenery is a beautiful sight. These lush, lively forests house the elusive, yet beloved Red Panda, in addition to many other animal species. The biodiversity along the trek is rich and well-preserved.

Throughout the trek, we stay at tea houses, which offer superb hospitality and delicious meals. Finally, we arrive at the alpine pastures of Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist spiritual center with jaw-dropping mountain views. Here, we enjoy a 360-degree panorama of the tallest peaks in the Langtang region. Built into the itinerary is an extra day to explore the high valley of Langshisa Kharka, Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri (4985m), where you can see more than 21 crisps, Himalayan peaks. Retracing our previous path, we descend to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu. Take your chance on this awesome trek!

Route

What's the plan?

Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi 1470m-6 hrs by bus.
Today we enjoy a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, the bus passes through epic villages and sights of the snowy mountains on clear days. The initial section of the drive is relatively pleasant to Trishuli bazaar, the route then ascends to Dunche and slowly drops down to Syabrubesi. As you reach Syabrubesi, you will enjoy the fresh mountain air. Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge

Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel 2400m/7870ft- 6hrs.
Today is our first day walking. After crossing the bridge of Bhote Koshi river, which follows all the way from Tibet, we walk along the right the Langtang Khola and gorge. The trails climb gradually up through the dense forest and passes the beautiful waterfall and hot spring. You will probably see the wild beehive and Apes monkey. After Bamboo, the trail leads gradually up in the pine forest to Lama Hotel. Overnight a lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge

Day 03: Trek to Langatang village 3450m/11315ft- 5hrs.
Today we start our trek to yhe beautiful and remarkable Tibetan settlement, Langtang village. To reach Langtang, we walk along the trail, which guides us through the dense pine forest along the Langtang Khola, and we enjoy the first glimpse of Langtang Lirung. Then we pass the villages called Godatabel, prayer wheels, and chortens. Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge

Day 04: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa 3870m/12697ft- 4hrs.
Today we walk through the beautiful Tibetan style village, yak pastures, and pass the second largest mani wall in Nepal, made of stone. A gradual ascent on the paved walk through the yak pasture brings you to Kangjin Gompa. Now you are surrounded by the Himalayas. Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge

Day 05: Rest or Side Trip to Kyanjing Ri 4950m/16236ft- 5hrs round trip.
Today we do the side trip to either Kyanjing Ri or Tserko Ri. Both of them offer you impressive views of white snow-capped mountains, a massive deep valley, and sparking and frozen lakes. If we compare both viewpoints, Tserki Ri is tougher and has better views than Kyanjing Ri. The trail starts passing villages and ascending through yak pastures. As you climb higher, the views are bigger and closer. After the trek we go back to Kyanjing Gompa. Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Lodge

Day 06: Trek to Lama Hotel- 5hrs.
We trek back to Lama hotel. On the way we pass through the Langtang village and walk through the beautiful dense forest until we reach Lama Hotel. Overnight at lodge.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge

Day 07: Trek to Syabrubeshi 1520m/4985ft- 5hrs.
We have an alternative way to get back at Syabrubeshi. We might take the summer way because it offers great views of the valley. The path continues gradualy upwards through the bushes and passes the Sherpa gain and Changjiang. We then descend to Syabrubeshi. Overnight at hotel.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge

Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu 6/7 hrs by local bus.
Today, after a delicious morning breakfast, our scenic drive will go along the Bhote Koshi river, crossing many villages and cultural areas. Once in Kathmandu we will take you to your hotel.

Note: All above trekking hours and distances are approximate and it’s absolutely for general ideas only

Thank you so much for choosing us for your holiday’s trip to Nepal, we will do our best to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and remarkable trip of a lifetime. Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive!

Included

Included:

√ Pick up and transfer to and from airport
Your trekking company is able to pick you up from your hotel and return you after the trekking. If you need a transfer to and from the airport in Kathmandu, then this can also be organized.

√ Transport
Transport from Kathmandu to Syaprubesiand back is included. Transportation will be by a local bus.

√ Accommodation during the trek
While trekking in the mountain you will spend your nights in local gest houses commonly known as Tea Houses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

√ English speaking guide and a porter
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don't have to carry your complete equipment yourself. You will also be accompanied by a licensed, english speaking local guide. If the group has more than 5 trekkers, and additional guide will join the group.

√ Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for guide and porter
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.

√ Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are incldued during the trek in the mountain.During the trek, you will have plenty of options to choose from, from the menus provided by the local tea houses. The Menu offers verities of ethnic cuisines foods as well as western styles meals. We will also provide seasonal fresh fruits for desert every day.

√ Snacks
Supplementary snacks such as energy bars and cookies will be provided.

√ Permits
The total amount includes the costs of the Langtang national park entrance fee. This also applies to the TIMS Card, the Trekkers Information Management System.

√ Equipment
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company. 

√ First Aid Kit
During the trek, a first aid kit will be availiable in case it is needed. The kit also includes an Oximeter to monitor oxygen level and heartbeat.

√ Alpine Ramble souvenirs
We will provide you with a trekking route map, a certificate and a printed ART company T-shirt for you to take home as reminders of your great advenure!

Excluded:

× Visa for Nepal
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.

× Flights to and from Nepal
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.

× Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

× Personal expenses
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, snacks, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.

× Tipping
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous and read our blog post about tipping when you are planning to go trekking in Nepal.

× Extra Luggage
Surplus luggage charges during the domestic flights are not included.

× Unexpected events
Additional cost resulting from events that are out of our control (becuase of to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition etc.) are not included.

× Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, bottles of Cold drinks (Inc. coke, water, Fanta etc.) and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas.

Accommodation

Accomodation

During the trek we stay in lodges or teahouses. The teahouses are basic of nature. Some of them have a squatter toilet, while others provide a western style alternative . Showers do not always have hot water and most tea houses charge for the use of hot water. Some teahouses have access to the internet, but always at extra charge. Please read our blog about the teahouses in Nepal.  

 

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Safety

Safety

Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. In addition, the routes are ideally designed to give you enough time to acclimatize.

While the intention is to stick to the described route, a certain degree of flexibility is built in. In some cases it may be necessary to change the route here and there. The mountains are full of surprises, and the weather in the Himalayas is unpredictable. The guides continuously carry out risk assessments throughout the expedition. It is therefore best to plan a number of extra days in Nepal for possible unforeseen circumstances. Read all about altitude sickness here.

Packing List

Packing List

Trekking in Nepal requires decent gear. Especially the basics like a backpack and quality trekking socks. Here we provide you with a list of items we consider you must bring to this trek. You can also read a more extensive blog here about what to bring with you.

Remember to keep your luggage as light as possible for a convenient travel. Remember that the porter will be carrying your bags, don't overpack!

Below is the checklist of equipment you need for the trek.

Head
Sun hat
Warm hat and scarf
Headlight

Face
Sunscreen +40
Sunglass
Face wipes and towels

List for Hands
Lightweight gloves
And warm Globes

Body clothing
- Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
- Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
- 2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
- Fleece jacket and sweaters
- Poncho and rain jacket
- Socks, preferably cotton –mix
- Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear
- The proper Trekking Boots
- socks preferably cotton sports socks, take some extra pairs

Essential gear
- Day Backpack above the 30 L
- Pack covers and Thermal bottle
- Water peals
- Umbrella
- Walking pole if you need it
- Thick Sleeping bag
- Deodorant
- Laundry soap
- Antibacterial Gel
- Toiletries
- toothbrush
- Shampoo

Personal accessories
- Camera
- Cell Phone
- Padlocks
- Plastic bag
- Watch
- Sewing kit
- Extra photos and passport copies

First aid Kit
- Diamox (acetazolamide)
- Lozenges
- Elastic bandages
- Moleskin
- Cotton bandages and band-aids
- Lancing needle
- Antibiotic eye-drops
- Thermometer
- Sling
- Paracetamol
- Antiseptic antibacterial cream or solution
- Painkillers
- Anti-emetic for nausea (not at high altitude)
- Loperamide to control diarrhea
- Norfloxacin or Cipro to cure diarrhea, other infections
- Oral rehydration salts

Alpine Ramble Treks

Alpine Ramble Treks

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a leading Himalayan Trekking and Tour operator based in Nepal which is fully approved and certified by the Nepalese government, affiliated with the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN), Ministry of tourism, and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). It has been operated by expert and a highly dedicated professional and passionate team who has had a decade of experience in the travel and tourism sector. Our team is well-trained by the Nepal Mountaineering Association, and Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management (NATHM). We have got farsighted vision which is why we always think for the best and prepare for the worst conditions during the treks. Because of professional and institutional care, ART has been getting its popularity by leaps and bounds. We have been guiding groups in the Himalayan routes for years.

Our friendly and experienced field staff will guide you on the most beautiful and spectacular trekking routes in the Himalayas. Additionally, our motto is to provide quality travel services while adopting and promoting Eco-tourism and responsible tourism in Nepal, exploring the beauty of nature and the wonderful and diverse culture in the Himalayas with our enthusiastic team. It is our promise that our dedicated and determined team of Alpine Ramble Treks will take care of you and your safety during your activities in Nepal.

All our ART employees have been participating in various training programs and sustainable tourism courses held by KEEP, ACAP, TAAN, NTB, and NATHAM.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Best Season
If you have read our blog post about the best time for trekking in Nepal, you will know that every season in Nepal is suitable for trekking. However, in certain times of the year the one area of Nepal is more favorable than the other. Most people who go trekking in the Everest region and Gokyo Valley do so from March till the beginning of June and from September till the end of December. The Annapurna Region is best enjoyed in March to May and from October all the way to December. Just like Everest, you can trek in Annapurna all year round. The same seasons are most popular when talking the Manaslu Circuit and the Langtang Valley. The Upper Mustang is your choice during the Monsoon season when the rest of the country gets more rainfall. The Upper Dolpo is perfect most of the year, especially from March all the way to November.

Porters
Bookatrekking.com strives to only work with providers who treat porters in a fair manner. Without porters, there is no trekking in Nepal. They are the heart and soul of your adventure and they every day carry part of your gear. Bookatrekking.com always tries to find a balance between an affordable trekking adventure and the fair treatment of porters.

Tipping
Porters are partly dependent on tipping. The cheaper your trekking, the more likely it is that the salary for porters is low. In any case, this must be compensated with tipping. It is an unwritten law in the Himalayas. On your way you will notice that the amount of tipping is a hot topic. At the end of the trek there is an opportunity to give tips. The rxule of thumb is to count 10 to 15% of the total amount of the trek. This can be divided into 60-40. The 60% of the amount goes to the guide and 40% is for the porter(s).

Currency and Payment Methods
We recommend you to bring US dollars or euros to pay for your visa, further travel and other costs. It is easiest to travel in Nepal with US dollars. Nepal has reasonable banking facilities with branches of a number of international local commercial banks. Credit cards such as Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted. ATMs can be found everywhere in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are ATMs in larger cities during the hikes. However, it is a good idea to bring enough money from Kathmandu or Pokhara as in Nepal you never know if the ATMs will work.

Visa Nepal
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu you can get a tourist visa. USD 25 for 15 days from the date of issue, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for 90 days tourist visa. You need two passport photos. You can apply for an online visa here.

Vaccinations
No immunizations are required vsiting Nepal, but it’s always worth checking which vaccinations are recommended and check you are up-to-date with all your boosters.

Although you can get vaccinations in Kathmandu, it’s generally better (and often cheaper) to get them before your trip. Either way, it’s always worth consulting with your local doctor or nurse for up-to-date travel and inoculation advice at least 6 weeks before your planned departure date.

The main recommended vaccinations for Nepal are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Meningitis. Boosters are also recommended for Tetanus, Polio, Mumps, and Measles.Depending on your travel plans, you may also consider inoculations against Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis B, and Rabies. This is especially important if you have young children, plan to stay for an extended period of time, working in health care, or visiting rural areas and the lowlands of the Terai Region.

How to Book

How does it work?

On Bookatrekking.com you can find and compare the adventures of your dreams. Is this trekking adventure your match? In that case you can proceed to booking. At Bookatrekking.com you make a deposit of 15% of the total amount. You pay the remaining amount on location prior to the trek directly to the trekking company. Bookatrekking.com uses only the safest payment methods. Once your booking has been received, your place is reserved, your place is safe and you can look forward to your chosen trekking. After you have made your booking, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with all necessary information and the contact details of the trekking company. If you have any questions or if you want to clarify something, you can obtain information directly from the right person. Of course, you can also always ask us your question. Send us an e-mail on support@bookatrekking.com The trekking company will also receive your details and can therefore always contact you and provide you with extra information.

Cancellation Policy

You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.

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