Langtang Valley Trek 11 Days
Langtang Valley Trek is really considered the most rewarding trekking destination among the short treks due to its expansive views, relatively gentle pace, interesting Tamang culture, and accessibility from Kathmandu. Langtang valley which is also known as the valley of glaciers is simply the best trekking in the lap of the Himalayas rich with picturesque nature, landscapes, mountain views, and culture. Langtang is a wonderful valley of numerous glacial lakes and scattered mountainous villages of Tamang. This trek will take you to rugged trails and immaculate magnificence, exploring the Tibetan-influenced culture and heritage of the local Tamang and Sherpa community, and furthermore the rich flora and fauna are the main attractions of Langtang Valley Trek. The trek begins at Syabru Bensi and moves forward through wonderful forests perched by the banks of the Langtang Khola. From there the trail takes place between the broad path of the magnificent peaks to the narrow vale of the village of Langtang which was rebuilt, crossing multiple suspension bridges and waterfalls then climbing to the valley's glorious monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and its special Yak cheddar facility. The best moment to the sight of this trek is the numerous giant peaks of the Langtang region which includes the massive face of Langtang Himal. So in case, you're searching for a short and easy trek through the magnificent landscape which can be explored by all age groups of people and the best destination to spent vacation with enormous and perfect scenes we would recommend you think about the Langtang Valley Trek. In addition to the fact that it is a greatly rewarding experience, you’ll also have unforgettable views that can’t be had any other way.
Langtang Valley Trek 11 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Arrival day in Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft|
|Day 02:||Drive to Syabrubesi - Altitude: 1,420m/4,658ft | Drive: 8/9 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 03:||Changdam - Altitude: 2,455 m | Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Langtang village - Altitude: 3,480m/11,415ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Keynjing Gompa - Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Exploring day at Kyanjin Gompa - Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Lama Hotel - Altitude: 2340m/7,675ft. | Trek: 6-7 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Thulo Syabru Village - Altitude: 1,900m/6,232ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 09:||Dhunche - Altitude: 1650m/5,412ft. | Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BL|
|Day 10:||Drive back to Kathmandu. Meal: B|
|Day 11:||Departure from Kathmandu. Meal: Breakfast|
Langtang Valley Trek 11 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu - Altitude: 1350/4428 ft.
On your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, one of our representatives will pick up you and escort you to the hotel as well as help you to check-in at the hotel. After your refreshment, you will be briefed about the next day's trip.
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi - Altitude: 1,420m/4,658ft | Drive: 8/9 hrs.
After Breakfast, re-check your baggage and get ready for a long drive to Syabrubesi. Taking a turning to the northern highway to the Trishuli River valley, enjoy the picturesque landscape, mountain scenery and hamlets. Also, catch the magnificent view of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Kerung of Tibet as well. You will stop at Syabrubesi for your overnight stay at the local lodge.
Day 03: Changdam - Altitude: 2,455 m | Trek: 5-6 hrs.
Begins trek from Syabrubesi with gently walk for a while, and then ascend the trail through the terraced field and the forest of oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo. On your way, you might see some yellow-throated marten, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, and red panda as well as varieties of Birds. Crossing some streams and a bridge, you will walk along the small Tea-shops. Then, ascending steeply along the trail, cross a steel suspension bridge and walk along the Langtang River, you will pass through the Bamboo forest that takes you to the Changdam where you will spend your overnight.
Day 04: Langtang village - Altitude: 3,480m/11,415ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs.
Today, you will walk on an ascending trail that gets slightly steeper as you hike up and the trail continues along the dense forest. Cross a log bridge and further climbing steeply up, you will reach Ghoratabela. Here, you can see several lodges and a national park check post. Further, the trails lead you to the wide valley, even see water-driven mills, yak pastures as well as the prayer wheels, mani walls that represent the Himalayan culture. Passing a stream, you will reach at a beautiful Langtang Village settled by the Tamang and Sherpas. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 05: Keynjing Gompa - Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs.
Today, you will have a gentle walk towards Kyanjing Gompa. You will walk through the rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Mumdu to Singdun. Passing a stone mani wall and a wooden cantilever bridge, you will reach the last village of Langtang- the Kyanjing Gompa. Here, you can explore the monastery, Yak cheese factory, and beautiful locals. The village is even more beautified with a background view of Mt. Langtang Lirung and Mt. Ganchempo. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 06: Exploring day at Kyanjin Gompa - Altitude: 3,870m/12,697ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs.
You have free time to take proper rest and for self-exploration around Langtang. It is a time for better and closer view Mt. Lirung. You have an option either to climb Tsergo Ri (4984 m) or Kyanjing-Ri (4700 m); even go for a glacier walk or Langshisa Kharka depending on your fitness and interest. The amazing view of snowcapped mountains spreading right next to you and walking up the moraine viewing spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers will be overwhelming.
Day 07: Lama Hotel - Altitude: 2340m/7,675ft. | Trek: 6-7 hrs.
Today, you will retrace your journey back to Lama Hotel following the Langtang Khola on a downhill trail. You will have a pleasant walk along the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where you will spend your overnight at the local lodge.
Day 08: Thulo Syabru Village - Altitude: 1,900m/6,232ft. | Trek: 5-6 hrs.
After breakfast, take the downhill route to the Thulo Syabru. With an easy walk through a green forest of Bamboo and Rhododendron, you can see local wild boar, other animals, and pleasing birds; passes streams and very few tea shops. En-route, you can have a marvelous and close-up view of Ganesh Himal. A steep uphill walk at the end will take you to Thulo Syabru. Here, you will be accommodated in a local lodge for overnight stay.
Day 09: Dhunche - Altitude: 1650m/5,412ft. | Trek: 4-5 hrs.
Today will be your last day in the Langtang. It will be a quite pleasant walk through the forested path passing some Tamang villages, takes you to Dhunche. It is a headquarters of Rasuwa district, take your time to explore the surrounding. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, catch a bus to drive back to Kathmandu. On your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to the Hotel. Take your time to refresh yourself with hot shower and rest.
Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu.
It is the last day with us. Our supporting team will take you to the airport for your final departure. We hope to see you again. Additionally, if you have a plan of any adjoining trip, you can let us organize.
- Ground Transportation: Airport: Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private vehicle.
- Accommodation during Trek: 8 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in an attached bathroom in available places]
- Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 Nights' accommodation in Kathmandu in twin sharing accommodation with Bed and Breakfast plan
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Langtang National Park and TIMS card permit
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi and Dhunche - Kathmandu drive in a sharing vehicle
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Medical Supply: Exclusive medical kit bag and oximeter carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 30 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 50 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 125 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Langtang Valley Trek 11 Days Departure dates and price
Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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Everything went perfectly during my 11-day trek in the Langtang Valley. We hired a guide and porter from the area and had a great time learning about the area. We set out from Syabrubesi on the high road, passing through breathtaking scenery.
All of the Tea Houses where we stayed were clean, friendly, and served delicious cuisine. Even though we bought our own sleeping bags, they all provided blankets. Every day, we were treated to breathtaking sights and breathtaking mountains. The weather would also be sunny every day, with the exception of the afternoons, which would most likely be cloudy. The view from Laurebina Yak is breathtaking, with Himalayan peaks stretching all the way to the Annapurnas. This was a fantastic Trek, and you should go and take part in it.
Helambu Trek, Greater than expected !!!
Alpha Adventure Treks - who has meticulously planned everything! entrusted us with a guide and two porters: wonderful, professional individuals! We are not expert climbers, but we love the mountains, therefore the journey was a little tiring but also easy for us. This is a critical aspect to never crash, even when fatigue sets in! The mountains are breathtaking!- Laura G. ( )
Best Trekking with Cheap Price
"The highlight of my trip, in my opinion, was ( lol was everything....). I was blown away by the possibility to enjoy such fantastic cuisine and a tour with a knowledgeable guide. I was there with my US Military pals for our dark holiday (Christmas and New Year). Everyone stated it was incredibly inexpensive and unexpected, and that they had a lot of fun in a short amount of time. We are grateful to the Ganesh Himal trek squad "I'll see you as soon as possible with another military unit.- Brian Mayer ( )
Anyone planning a trip in Nepal should definitely consider Alpha Adventure Treks. Their friendly staff provides a professional, caring, and educational environment. My family and friends thought the company delivered an authentic and stress-free trip, and they were especially grateful for the warmth and support shown to family members who were suffering from altitude sickness. Wonderful memories.- Stacey M. ( )
Wonderful Experience !!!
Alpha Adventure Treks organized a two-week Tamang Heritage expedition, which I completed. It's one of the most stunning paths I've ever made. The hike was incredible; everything about it was fantastic, especially the ancient traditional houses, people, and their way of life. Don't miss the Nagthali vantage point.
"100% reliable company, friendly and knowledgeable guides with outstanding command of the English language"