Langtang Region Trek

 
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Country: Nepal

Langtang region is one of the famed and popular trekking destination in Nepal. After Everest and Annapurna, Langtang region comes third in position for trekking. It is an unspoiled area far away from modernization which lies in the north of Kathmandu and south of the Tibetan border. It is one of the adventurous trekking areas, where only a few visitors have attempted trek - where one gets the pristine views and natural beauty.

This Langtang region covers an area of 1,710 sq kilometer. The area is covered by the Langtang National Park (titled in 1971) and this region is populated by Tamang and Sherpa folks whose religious practices, linguistic and costume are somewhat alike to Tibetan culture. The trek to Langtang region combines all through the remoteness and blesses you with the spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7245 m), which lies to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6389 m) and Naya Kanga Ri (5845 m) which lies to the south and Dorje Lakpa (6965 m) stance high near the East of the Valley.

As there are many places to attempt trekking around this Langtang region; the most splendid area to trek along is on the - Gosaikunda Lake (one the sacred lake to Hindus and Buddhist) and Helambu region which lies to the south.  As being covered by the national park, - on the trial  you might also spot different wildlife like the Himalayan black bear, Himalayan tahr, Ghoral, Grey Langur monkey, Rhesus monkey, Pika, Himalayan red panda , Muntjack (barking deer), musk deer, leopard etc. and many different species of birds.

As one-fourth of the park is covered in forest, on the trail to this forested area, you get to spot rhododendron, maple, chir pine, hemlock, spruce and oak forests. Heading to these beautiful diverse landscapes, crossing several small streams with cascading waterfalls scenery and spotting many mountainous views are the major attractions of this region.

For the Langtang region trek, the best time would be in spring and autumn but we the Accent Himalaya arrange this trekking throughout the year according to our customer’s desire. Comparing with the Everest and Annapurna region, this region is less crowded as it is easily accessible without the flight strip. Accent Himalaya has planned all the trekking routes to the Langtang region systematically to get experience exclusive trek in this region on our itinerary. Our detailed itinerary and our entire trekking journey in the Langtang region are carefully designed only to make your holidays easy, flexible and comfy as far as possible. And you can choose your trekking paths as per your time and interest. If you want to modify the itinerary as according to your desire, we are always open to that. For more information about this Langtang region trek, please do contact or email us.

Below we list our detailed itinerary for Langtang Region Trek:

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Itinerary

Includes and Excludes

 

What’s Included

  • Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • A 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
  • English-speaking, well-trained and experienced guide
  • Potter service charges during the trek
  • All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple(s), monument(s), trekking and national parks
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Accent Himalaya duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork(s) and permit(s)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Not Included in the Cost

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation(s)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • The services which are not included in our ‘What's Included’ section

Trip Note

 

Accommodation for Langtang Region Trek

Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels.

But once you set out for Langtang Region Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases, they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.

Meals and Drinks on Langtang Region Trek

All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package. 

Best Season to Travel

The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August. 

Luggage/Backpack on Langtang Region Trek

During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.

Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.

Guide/Porter on Trek

Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.

Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member

Accent Himalaya organizes Langtang Region Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.

Personal Expenses on Trek

A personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.

Gears Available in Kathmandu

All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.

A Typical Day on Trek

On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunchtime and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.

Our Greetings at Airport

We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Langtang Region Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.

Itinerary and Possible Changes on it

Our normal Itinerary includes days for Langtang Region Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.

Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Langtang Region Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and please visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.

Booking and Payment

You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Langtang Region Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.

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