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Langtang Valley Trek

Nepal Eco Adventure - 8 days

  • Langtang Valley Trek
  • 8 days / 7 nights
  • Max. group: 10 Persons
  • Difficulty: Medium
Overview
Itinerary
Included
Accommodation
Safety
Training
Packing List
Nepal Eco Adventure
FAQ
How to book

Overview

> Rhododendron, Bamboo and Pine Forests
> See Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Langtang-II and other giants
> Enjoy the majestic waterfalls
> Fourth national park in Nepal, first Himalayan national park

Langtang Valley is a beautiful valley to the north of Kathmandu. The area is sparsely populated and the trails are less trodden. This makes this trek a solitary and peaceful experience amidst beautiful nature and traditional settlements.

The valley is believed to have been discovered when a person was looking for his lost yak. It was accurately named Langtang, as in Tibetan language Lang means “yak” and tang means “follow”. With its picturesque landscapes, moderate climate, easy trails and traditional lifestyles, Langtang valley is really one of the gems of Nepal. It is therefore that Langtang became a national park in 1976. With that the first Himalayan national park was a fact.

This 8 day Langtang Valley trek offers astounding views of mountains above 7000m like Langtang Lirung (7,200m), Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Langtang-II (7,227m) and more. The trail also offers splendid views of snow-capped Himalayan ranges like Tserko Ri (5033m), Kyanjin RI, Ganchhenpo (6388m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m) and Laure Binayak pass (4,609m). Beautiful rice terraces and a number of splendid monasteries are scattered all along the trail. Snow capped mountains right in front of your eyes really make the trekking more gorgeous and outstanding.

Trekking in the Langtang Valley includes splendid natural and cultural variances. Rhododendron, bamboo and pine forest. Swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks. Grassy downs and meadows to Daisies. Wild Premolar, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders and soothing hot springs.

Itinerary

What’s the plan?

Day 01 – Drive to Syabrubensi (1450m) – 8 hours

Namaste! We start early in the morning after breakfast and drive up to Syabrubesi. This will take us about 8 hours. We drive along the scenic banks of Trishuli River with beautiful views of valleys, meadows, rivers and mountains. After reaching our destination at an altitude of 1450m, we will check-in to the hotel and spend the night there.

Accommodation: Hotel
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 02 – Syabrubensi trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)

We won’t sit around: the trek for the day starts right after breakfast. At first the trail ascends for about 2 hours and then a climb of about an hour takes us to Bamboo village where we will enjoy our lunch. After that we walk through levelled trails witnessing a number of bird species in the area as well as beehives hanging on the cliffs. We will then get ready for another steep climb before we finally reach the Lama Hotel. Here we will stay for the night.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 03 – Trek to Langtang (3540m)

A three hour hike through rhododendron and pine forests for 3 hours takes us to Ghoda Tabela. After enjoying lunch here, we can trek into the dense forests and herbs in the area. Another 3-4 hours hike over a scenic trail finally takes us to the Langtang valley where we will spend the night.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 04 – Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m)

Today is for leisure as we will take a 2 to 3 hour hike to visit the Kyangjin Gompa at an altitude of 3817m. The final destination of the trek, the Gompa is a serene and beautiful place that allows us to have the scenic views of Mt. Ganchhenpo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. The cheese factory, the monasteries and the traditional local houses are the main attractions of this short excursion.

Accommodation: Hotel
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 05 – Inbetween Trek to Tsergo Ri (4985m)

This day is dedicated to soak up the natural beauty and serenity of the Gompa area. We can enjoy the splendid mountain views as well as relish in the peaceful environment. We can also take a climb up to the Tsergo Ri at 5150m and also reach the Langtang glacier and the beautiful yak pasture called Langshisha Kharka. This is quite a tough day. We will follow the same trail back to Kyanjin Gompa and spend the night in the same hotel as where we spend the night before.

Accommodation: Hotel
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 06 – Trek to Rimche

Today we will enjoy backtracking our steps from Rimche to Kyanjin Gompa. As it is the second last day of the Langtang trek, we will be descending rather than ascending. This makes things a lot easier and more enjoyable.

Accommodation: Teahouse
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 07 – Trek to Syabrubensi

We keep backtracking our steps as we again go through the bamboo and rhododendron forests before we finally reach Syabrubeshi. Our hike will take us about 4 to 5 hours. Enjoy the night at one of the local lodges in Sybrubesi. Enjoy the last dinner together with guide and porter. As you next day have bus ride back to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Lodge
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 08 – Drive back to Kathmandu

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we get back into the bus to Kathmandu. We can enjoy the evening traveling around the tourism spots in the capital city or go shopping for souvenirs in Thamel.

Food: Breakfast

Included

Included:

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

√ Return Trip by bus Kathmandu – Syabrubensi
From Kathmandu we travel to Syabrubensi by tourist bus. You might not be the only trekker on this bus. After the trek we also use this bus to get back to Kathmandu.

√ Staying in Lodge or Teahouse during the trek
During the trek we stay in lodges or teahouses. 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. The guide speaks English.

√ 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 prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.

√ Coffee and Tea
Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.

√ Permit and TIMS
The total amount includes costs for the permit. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.

√ Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags
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.

√ Cap, T-Shirt & Roadmap
We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.

√ Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit
The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).

√ Helicopter Service in Emergencies
Check whether this is reimbursed by your travel insurance and otherwise take out a supplementary travel insurance package for this.

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, 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.

× Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.

Accommodation

Accommodation

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. 

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.

Training

Training

Do you make it to your destinations as planned? Often this depends on the unpredictable weather in the mountains. However, it can also depend on your own physical condition.

Do you like walking, have you done trekking at altitude more often and do you sport twice a week on average? With a little extra training, you’ll soon be ready for this beautiful trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas.

Is this the first time that you are trekking at altitude? Make sure you are well prepared. This is important for your safety, but also for that of your team. Make sure you start six months in advance with an hour’s walk twice a week. Click here for a complete training schedule to prepare you for your adventure.

Packing List

Packing List

Trekking in Nepal requires decent gear. Especially the basics like an 80-90l backpack and quality trekking socks. Read an extensive blog here about what to bring with you.

Documents
– Passport
– Travel insurance
– Boarding passes for flights
– 2 passport photos
– Driving License
– Dollars in cash
– Credit card (make sure you have $500 available on your card
in case evacuation by helicopter is required)

Sleep
– Sleeping bag
– Extra sleeping bag lining

Footwear
– Mountain shoes: 3 or 4 season lightweight
– Slippers or sandals for the city
– Aircraft shoes (optional)

Clothing
– Make sure you have non-cotton clothing for during the trek
– 2 t-shirts with underlayer (e.g. running t-shirts)
– Fleece / softshell jacket
– Waterproof jacket
– Down jacket for warmth
– Travel and citywear
– Underwear
– Trousers for underlayer (optional)
– Waterproof pants
– Trekking pants
– Trekking shorts (optional)
– 2 thick trekking socks
– Lightweight and breathable trekking socks
– Gloves and woolen hat

Accessories
– One backpack: 35 liters
– A duffel bag or backpack with straps to go over your back (Max
8kg weight for the porters to carry)
– Drybag or waterproof cover for your backpack
– Water bottle/thermos: at least 2 litres.
– Sunglasses
– Sunscreen
– Personal medication – Inhaler, blister plasters, etc.
– General toiletries, contact lenses, spectacles (if necessary)
– Towel
– Electronics – Headlight, travel adapter, phone & charger
– Lip balm
– Book
– MP3/Music and headphones
– Hand disinfectant, biodegradable wet wipes

Nepal Eco Adventure

Nepal Eco Adventure

Nepal Eco Adventure has office in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal’s most touristic city. Nepal Eco Adventure makes everything possible for its customer satisfaction. Nepal Eco Adventure is a team of experts with the greatest possible amount of experience.

Nepal Eco Adventure serves its customers by offering various attractions in Nepal and thus also provides them with more information about Nepal and its culture. Our manager is also a trekking guide in Nepal, so the whole company exudes the culture of trekking.

We build on experience and invaluable local expertise in the Nepalese Himalayas. Our thorough knowledge of trekking, experienced hikers and tour guides, the ties with TAAN, Nepal Tourism Board, RastraBank Nepal and Company Registration Centre Nepal are the most important points that make your trip perfect, safe and enjoyable.

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 rule 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.

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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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