Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang is a region in the Himalayas of Nepal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and bordering Tibet. One of Nepal’s ‘big three’ treks, the week long walk up and down the Langtang Valley traces a narrow forested valley, tight against the icy-cold Langtang Khola emerging in the shadow of the mighty Langtang mountains.

Langtang valley passes through the premises of Langtang national park, the first Himalayan national park of Nepal (estd. 1976).Sometimes it is known as “the valley of glaciers” and at other times as “the Yak valley”. Whatever you may choose to attribute it with, the trek leading to this alpine valley and beyond (Kyanjing Gompa ) is and will remain memorable to the travelers for the spectacular snow-capped summits, glacial moraines, mystic gush of rivers, diverse flora and fauna, religious shrines with Tibetan influence, caravan of yaks, beautiful grazing horses etc

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, our company representative will meet and welcome you to Nepal and then you'll be transferred to your confirmed hotel. Once you finish the check-in procedure, you can rest & relax at the hotel. Later you will be accompained by the office staff for a short tour of Thamel to make you familiar with some good restaurants, ATMs, money changer and other necessary places you might need during your stay in Thamel.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture which is the highlights of our guided tour. A visit to Patan City will enchant you with its famous fine arts and historical architecture. On return to your hotel, you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets. Finally, day ends with a Authentic Nepalese Dinner in Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8hours drive. You will witness lovely scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as the green landscape of hillock, rivers, and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards low land. We take our Lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar before continuing further to Dhunche. We descend to Syabrubesi for the overnight stay. 

Today our trail continues down the ridge until we come to the east that drops sharply off the ridge and through a dense forest. Trail starts meandering through the cool deciduous forests of oak and maple that cover the lower sections of the valley and climbs through massive stands of spruce, fir and blue pine. Towering walls close in and our paths will skirt precipitous drops, which fall into a silt-laden river below. Cross a bridge (1960m) over a tributary of the Langtang Khola and then climbs up from the river and in an hour, shortly after the trail levels off, we join the old Langtang trail from Sherpa Gaon and Syabrubesi. Another hour from this trail junction brings us to the Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chon gong. Overnight at Tea house. 6-7 hours walk.

The day starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The tantalizing glimpse of snow-capped peaks starts appearing along with the short view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m). The trail ascends gradually as the valley opens up into classical U-shaped glacial. Follow the path across the helipad and yak pastures, climb briefly through rhododendrons and scattered Tamang villages. The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat-roofed Tibetan style house, and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village are worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. 4-5 hours trek.

The trail onward from Langtang climbs through increasingly rugged country through the small yak-herding village of Mundu, Sindum and Yampha, eventually tracing the path of Langtang Khola to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). It is a short trek of about 3 hours with the views on mountains and snow covered peaks. In the afternoon, you can explore Yak Cheese Factory. The fantastic views of natural landscape and mountains are impressive.

 

Today is the rest and exploration day of the trekking. We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is the highest point of this trek. Hike easy for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have options to make a side trip to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surrounding areas of North having many smaller isolated valleys. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin.

From Kyangjin retrace the route you followed up the valley, following the Langtang Khola to Mundu village and on to Ghora Tabela. The descent will certainly be faster than the ascent. After lunch, continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Continue retracing your steps to Syabru Besi, enjoying the quiet forested hills. If you are feeling fit, take the spectacular route from Rimche via Sherpa Gaon to Syabru Besi; it will take much longer to reach the ultimate destination, but it’s a stunning detour.

 

After breakfast we will drive back to Kathmandu. 

Leisure day at Kathmandu followed by farewell dinner & celebration. You can ask your guide to take you on a sightseeing trip inside Kathmandu Valley. On this day you can go to the various museums around the valley including the Narayanhiti Museum which earlier used to be the residence of the last king of Nepal. You may also go to the hilltop of Nagarkot. After some sightseeing around the world heritage sites in the valley, you will have a farewell dinner and enjoy with your Nepali friends and guide. You might even make plans for extending your stay for Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and more with your guide.

Finally it’s SEE OFF TIME. You will be picked from Hotel by representatives of Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff and dropped at Tribhuvan International Airport

  • Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM  for 2nights pre and two nights post trek (total 4 nights) , including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis
  • City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath
  • Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour
  • Tourist Bus from Ktm-Syabrubesi-Ktm
  • National park entrance fee
  • Teahouse trekking accommodations including food
  • Boiled water, tea, coffee, including all food
  • Guides & porters during trek.
  • Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag and trekking map.
  • Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff.
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner)
  • Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance)
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance
  • All other additional charges for additional services, including recommended TIP.
  • Additional tips for tour guide, others as one sees fit.
  • Personal purchases.

S.N

Equipment

Quantity

Remarks

1

Waterproof Hiking shoes

1 pair

 

2

Changing shoes / sandal

1 pair

 

3

Shocks

3 pairs

 

4

Warm trousers

2 piece

 

5

Warm pants

2 pairs

 

6

T – shirts

5 piece

 

7

Long underwear

1 pair

 

8

Sweater

1 piece

 

9

Warm fleece Jacket

1 piece

 

10

Baseball hat

1 piece

 

11

Warm hat

1 piece

 

12

Waterproof pant and jacket

1 pair

 

13

Good gloves for trek and climb

2 pair

 

14

Sleeping bag

1 piece

 

15

Personal back pack

1 piece

 

16

Duffel bag

1 Piece

Provided by WPP

17

Sun glass

1 piece

 

18

Sun block cream

1 piece

 

19

Head lamp / torch

 

 

20

Water  bottle -1 liter bottle

2 piece

 

21

Trekking poles

1 pair

 

22

Tooth brush and tooth paste

 

 

23

Extra  batteries for head lamp/ torch and camera

 

 

24

Extra film rolls/ memory cards (if digital camera )

 

 

25

Battery charger ( if digital camera)

 

 

26

Towel

1 piece

 

27

Lip guard

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28

Personal first aid kits

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30

Rain coat

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Trip-Code: WPP-001-LAT
Destination: Nepal
Region: Langtang Helembu Region
Altitude: 4773 M
Season: Spring/ Autum
Difficulty: Medium
Accommodation: Tea House
Duration: 10 Days

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