Duration: 10 Days
Departure From: Kathmandu
Price: USD 750
Group size: Min 1-12 Min
In Nepal, Langtang Valley is one of the most visited regions and the third popular trekking destination, located near Kathmandu, this region is nestled in the north of the Himalayan range, south of the Tibetan border and southwest of Langtang and Ganesh Himal range. This valley trek combines with the splendid views of stunning Langtang range and other peaks. On the way, you get to visit the most scared Gosaikunda Lake and the beautiful Helambu valley.
Langtang Valley Trek is relatively easy trek as being covered by the Langtang National Park where on every trail to your trekking destination, you get to explore various flora and fauna of this region. The main attraction of this trekking is the sights of the magnificent mountain from Langtang range, Langtang Lirung, Himalayan glacier, unique flora and fauna, sacred Gosikunda Lake and explore the exclusive typical culture of this region; the Sherpa and Hyolmo community (similar to the Tibetan culture). You get to discover the livelihood of this remote region which is far away from modernization though being close to Kathmandu. They have well preserved their own ancient civilization.
For trekking to this region, we take a scenic drive to Syrabesi which takes almost 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. We begin to get a slight glimpse of the Ganesh Himal as we move along. From here, our main trekking begins through the terraced fields and forests as we cross the Bhotekoshi River. Following the Langtang River and gradually ascending to bamboo forests through rugged trails, we head to the Lama Hotel.
En route you may also spot some wild animals and birds on your trail. As we are headed to the Langtang valley, we slowly start to get close views of the mountains and from here our trial is fairly easy. We will be acclimatizing here. And then we reach Kyanjin Ri at (3745 m) which is one of the ancient Tibetan monasteries. We will also be visiting a local cheese factory here.
As this valley is on the lap of the Langtang Lirung (7245 m), we get the beautiful and splendid mountainous views that we desired From here we will retrace back from where we began and drive back to the Kathmandu. All the trekking in Langtang region can be attempted throughout the year. Usually, trekkers visit this place in spring and autumn. We the Accent Himalaya do operate this trekking in every season which is easily reached without the flight strip.
Langtang Valley Trek can be enjoyed with friends, family members, either in a group or solo. Our 10 days itinerary has been prepared carefully keeping in mind each trail and comforts of our guest as per their holiday schedule. If you want further changes in the itinerary and departure date, we will be very glad to arrange that for you. To inquire more or have any other question regarding this Langtang Valley Trek, please do contact or email us.
Here we list you our detailed itinerary for Langtang Valley Trek:
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours
Day 03: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
Day 04: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
Day 05: Mundu to KyangjinGompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours
Day 06: Acclimatization- Explore TserkoRi (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
Day 07: KyangjinGompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
Day 08: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: 4-5 hours
Day 9: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Day 10: Final departure
Includes and Excludes
- 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
Accommodation in Langtang Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley 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 Valley 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 10 days package for Langtang Valley 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.
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 Valley 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 for 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 Valley 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.