Langtang Valley Trek

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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max Elevation: 4965m
  • Group Size: MIn 1 pax

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular trekking in the Langtang region of Nepal. "Langtang” in particular is derived from the Tibetan words ‘Lang’ and ‘Tang’ which means ‘following yak’ citing to an incident where it is believed that once a Lama lost his yak and followed the trail till the valley and the valley is believed to have been discovered. Langtang valley is one of the most fascinating trekking regions for those wishing a short trek into the Himalayas with a desire to explore the natural beauty, ancient Tibetan culture and panoramic mountain views.

The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and heads forward through the banks of Langtang River. The trail to Langtang valley passes through marvellous alpine meadows, majestic waterfalls and magnificent rhododendron forests. This region is preserved by Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan national park of Nepal established in 1976.

Passing through this national park makes this trek more astonishing as it provides a great opportunity to witness various floras and faunas including Danphe, red panda, musk deer and Himalayan black bear. The Buddhist flags seems fluttering on the way during the trek.

After spending an overnight at the Lama Hotel, you can get to the Langtang Valley, located just below the Langtang Glacier. The ethnic generosity is surprising as the customary villages populated by the Tamang people have preserved their traditional folk culture and customs, which is much similar to the Tibetan culture.

The trekking extends to the Kyanjin Gompa, which is the central spiritual attraction in the Langtang region. It is an exciting day to explore the adjacent panoramas and the yak grazing pastures. The Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung, Mt. Gangchenpo, Ganesh Himal and Yala Peak are simply awe-inspiring. 

Langtang valley, also known as the “valley of glaciers” is described by the famous British mountaineer and explorer Bill Tilman as the most beautiful valley in the world. Join us and explore this beautiful valley to discover one of the most rewarding treks in the nation of Himalayas. 

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Highlights

  • Sightseeing of cultural heritages in Kathmandu
  • Exploring Langtang National Park
  • Culturally rich and hospitable Tamang villages
  • Walking through blooming rhododendron forest
  • Visiting Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient Buddhist monastery
  • Spectacular mountain views of Langtang range

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 1 Drive to Syabrubesi (1450m)
    We drive on a northern highway that climbs over mountain ridges to the Trishuli valley. The journey will take 7-8 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. Overnight at lodge in Syabrubesi.
    • Day 2 Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m)
      We start to walk and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1850m) where we stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. From here we again climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel for overnight.
      • Day 3 Lama Hotel to Langtang (3540m)
        Today we have a beautiful walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around 3 hours to reach Ghora Tabela where we stop for lunch. The surrounding area is dense wild habitat and many small babblers with lots of herbal. After lunch we walk another 3 hours on the scenic trail takes us to Langtang village where we stop for the overnight stay.
        • Day 4 Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m)
          Today we start our trek leisurely for around 3 to 4 hours to visit Kyanjing Gompa, an ancient Buddhist monastery. From here we can have stunning views of Mt.Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. In the evening we are going to visit the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses.
          • Day 5 Day hike up to Tsergo Ri (4985m) and back to Kyanjin Gompa
            We will take a day hike to Tsergo Ri where we can enjoy the splendid mountain views as well as relish in the peaceful environment. Furthermore, we will also reach the Langtang glacier and Langshisha Kharka, the beautiful yak pasture. We will follow the same trail back to Kyanjin Gompa where we will stay overnight.
            • Day 6 Trek down to Rimche
              On this day we will retrace our path back to Rimche with the beautiful scenery all through the way. It will be comparitively easier day as walking down requires less physical caliber.
              • Day 7 Trek Down to Syabrubesi
                After breakfast, we trek down through the bamboo and rhododendron forests to reach Syabrubesi. It will be approximately 5 hours walk. Overnight stay at lodge in Syabrubesi and enjoy the last day of the trek.
                • Day 8 Drive back to Kathmandu
                  We start our journey back to Kathmandu with the long-lasting memory of the trek. A scenic drive will ensure that you will remain fresh throughout the journey. On reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel where you can take some much deserved rest.

                  What to Expect

                  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
                  • Government license holder guide 
                  • Strong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters 
                  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
                  • All land transportation.
                  • TIMS (Trekking information Management System) card
                  • Langtang National Park entry permit
                  • Comprehensive first aid kit
                  • Government taxes and official expenses
                  • International Airfare and taxes
                  • Nepal entry visa fee
                  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
                  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
                  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
                  • All the expenses of personal nature
                  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
                  • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
                  Request a Private Date

                  Useful Information

                  1. Insurance

                  Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

                  2. Packing List

                  • Sunglasses
                  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
                  • Hat/Cap
                  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
                  • Fleece/Sweater
                  • Fleece Jacket
                  • Down Jacket
                  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
                  • Warm Gloves
                  • Hiking Boots
                  • 3-4 pairs of socks
                  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
                  • Torch light
                  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
                  • Small Hand Towel
                  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

                  3. Guide and Porter

                  We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

                  4. Altitude Sickness

                  Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

                  Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

                  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
                  • Fatigue or weakness
                  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
                  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
                  • Insomnia
                  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
                  • Nosebleed
                  • Persistent rapid pulse
                  • Drowsiness
                  • General malaise

                  Prevention:

                  Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

                  Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

                  Testimonials

                  • Mathilde Zg
                    Mathilde Zg, France

                    Really nice

                    Thank you for this nice trip in the Langtang! Everything was very well. I have seen beautiful landscape thanks to a passionate guide. I recommend Marvel adventure if you want a quality trek.

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