Lantang Valley Trekking -8Days

Langtang valley trek is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal. The Langtang valley comprises of many beautiful landscapes, meadows and old monasteries. This trek gives us lots of surprises of the nature where we walk pass the forests and get an amazing view of mountains and glaciers. Following the Buddhist religion, the chortens, mani walls and the monasteries shine with pride of Buddhism. As we cross through many small settlements, thehospitality of the locals is so heartwarming.

The Langtang Valley trek is a short and easy trek that rewards us with amazing scenery valleys and glaciers. The valley is indeed an amazing place to trek due to its diversity in nature. There are opportunities for a side trek as well to TserkoRi which will be the highest point of the trek.

The Langtang Valley trek begins with the drive along the Trishuli river, heading north from Kathmandu through Trishuli Bazaar. Crossing Dhunche, we will reach Syabrubensi; a Sherpa village. This route was once the trading route with Tibet. As we walk pass many forests, we may have a chance of spotting a local wildlife like the musk deers, Danphe etc. Arriving at Langtang village, the Tamang people show their hospitality with such a hearty welcome. We continue our trek to KyanjinGompa where we will be having an extra day for acclimatization exploring the monasteries, cheese factory and a hike to TserkoRi. From this viewpoint, we will see a stunning view of mountains and glaciers. Then we return back to Lama hotel trekking south back to Syabrubensi. The next day we will take the bus back to Kathmandu which will take about seven to nine hours. We will return back to our respective hotels in Kathmandu cherishing a short enjoyable trek.

Trip Facts

  • 8 days
  • Lantang Region
  • nepal
  • 4,773m
  • Moderate

Day 1 : Drive to Syabrubesi (1,503 m / 4,655 ft) –7-9hrs

After early morning breakfast, the drive to Syabrubesi begins. You head out of Kathmandu to the highway, slowly heading towards the north along a main valley road. You will come across many beautiful views of the river, terraced fields, small villages and snowcapped mountains if the sky is clear. The road takes you to a little busy town called Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river, you will catch glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. Passing through Dhunche will make you feel as though you are heading toards deep land. Then continuing the drive, we will arriv atSyabrubesi with many things to explore and a riverside hot spring.

Day 2 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 6 hrs

We begin our trek from Syabrubensi following the route of the BhoteKosi and Langtang river. We come across fertile jungle, terraced fields and pass through rural settlements with bamboo and birch groves. In this place, we might have the chance to spot rare and local wildlife like the red panda. Afterwards, the trek ascends gently to Rimche (2,400m) through Bamboo which lies at the bank of the Langtang river. Following the trail, we reach the Lama Hotel. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 3 : Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,255ft) 6 hrs.

We begin our day with an early morning breakfast and we will trek alongside the river through lush landscape as weclimb upward through dense forests. Along the way, we will might see the snowy peaks ahead if the weather is favourable. Ultimately the narrow river valley broadens out atGhoraTabela (3,030m). In this area, there was once a Tibetan resettlement projectrunning, and currently, GhoraTabela has an army check post that will register our paoers and afew nearby lodges. As we trek further we will come across Chyamki village (3,230m); a small settlement. As we walk past chortens, water mills, mani walls and prayer wheels, it means that we are nearing to reach the Langtang village. We continue past prayer wheels driven by flowing water and prayer flags to scenic Langtang, a large settlement of mostly Tamang people with a nearby monastery. Overnight at Lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 4 : Trek to KyanjinGompa (3,865m/12,675ft) 3 hrs.

After a good cup of tea and breakfast, our journey waits for us. The trek today will be short and easy. We will pass by many small plateaus, big mani walls, yak pastures, small villages and meadows. Since we will be walking towards a higher elevation, we can trek slowly so that our body can acclimatize to the altitude. Soon after, we will come across water mills, prayer wheels, sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. This is when we reach an ancient monastery the KyangjinGompa. KyanjinGompa is another wonderful land of Langtang that is surrounded by the Himalayas and we get stunning views of the snow-capped peaks. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 5 : Exploration day at KyanjinGompa

Today is the day to let our body acclimatize to the high altitude and also explore this beautiful land o Langtang. This area of the v alley has so much to offer for trekkers. Since the elevation is high, we will definitely be getting stunning views of the Himalaya ranges. Also, sighting of the glaciers will be seen too. A day full of exploration remains as there is so much to do. We will be visiting the monastery that portrays the religion; Buddhism and we may also get to see the monks do their prayer. Cheese factory would also be another compulsory visit as it is interesting to see. Besides these, we also have optional hikes to LangshisaKharka and the viewpoint of TserkoRi (5,450m). This will be the highest point of the trek. TserkoRi is the best places to see the peaks like LangtangLirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,586m) and many more. As the sun begins to set, we will return back to KyanjinGompa. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 6 : Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,470m) 6 hrs.

From KyangjinGomba, we admire the last glimpse of the beautiful mountains standing with pride and head back down and out of the valley. We retrace the arrival route throughLangtang Village and break for lunch at GhoraTabela where the army check post registers our exit. After the leisurely lunch, we continue down throughthe dense forests of the river valley to Lama Hotel. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 7 : Trek to Syabrubensi (1,420m/4,655ft) 5 hrs.

Today being the final trekking day, we will head to our destination which is Syabrubensi so we can drive back to Kathmandu from there. We will be walking along the Langtang river, heading downwards to the beautiful river valley. Descending down through bamboo and birch forests, we will be seeing an amazing landscape to cross the Langtang and the BhoteKoshi rivers to Syabrubensi. This being our beginning point of our trekking journey, the next day we will be driving back to Kathmandu. Overnight at lodge with included meals (B+L+D).

Day 8 : Drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu 7-9 hrs.

After accomplishing an eventful and an enjoyable trek, we will take our respective vehicle and drive from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu which will take about seven to nine hours. This drive will begin from early morning. During the drive, we will be getting scenic views of the Trishuli river valley as we head through south of the hills. Along the way we will see the terraced farmlands and meadows and hopefully a final glimpse of the snow-capped mountains. Once we arrive at Kathmandu, trekkers will be dropped to their respective hotels. Overnight at the hotel with included meals (B+L+D).

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Both way transportation service between Kathmandu and Syabrubensi by local bus.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Government License holder Karma Trek & Adventure experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porter’s meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Karma Trek & Adventure’s appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and Accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason)
  • prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery
  • re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerar modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.y

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