Duration: 10 days / Best season : September to December & March to May / Max. Altitude: 5000m / Grade: Challenging
Langtang is a narrow valley between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of lower peaks to the south. We trek through small Tamang settlements, surrounded by thick pine, bamboo and rhododendron forest with an abundance of wildlife. This trek offers an opportunity to explore traditional villages of Tamang ethnic people and their lifestyle closely. As the valley opens up, we’re exposed to the site of majestic Himalayan peaks, tumbling glaciers and yak pastures. You will have the opportunity to hike to the foot of Langtang Lirung, trek to the top of Tsergo Ri and/or hike to the base of a glacier. This is truly a trekker’s paradise !
Day 01 : Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel/ Meet with the crew and briefing about the trip
Day 02 : Kathmandu valley excursion/ Trekking preparation
Day 03 : Drive to Syabru Besi (1550m/4822ft) 7-8 hrs by Jeep/Bus
Day 04 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2480m/8134ft) 5-6 hours
Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m/11250ft) 5-6 hours
Day 06 : Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3860m/12661ft) 3-4 hours
Day 07 : Day hike to Kyanjin Ri (4600m/15088ft)) or Tserko Ri (5000m/16351ft) or Lanhsisha Kharka (4100m/13448ft) 4-7 hours
Day 08 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2480m/8134ft) 6-7 hours
Day 09 : Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1470m/4822ft) 4-5 hours
Day 10 : Drive back to Kathmandu (1335m/4379ft) 7-8 hours
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Arrival to Kathmandu and drive to Hotel and rest.
Day 02: Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Today after breakfast, guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. Short briefing regarding the trek and opportunity to ask any questions … Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours
We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabru Besi, a small village starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. The day ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabru Besi.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabru Besi along the Langtang Khola. Ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola, we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. Overnight in Mundu.
Day 06: Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa main monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.
Day 07: Acclimatization – Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.
Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi: 4-5 hours
We basically retrace our steps back to Syabru Besi. The trek will be easier as it will mostly involve descending. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 10: Syabru Besi to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
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All airport transfers in private car
– Hotel in Kathmandu/ 3 Nights/ Bed & Breakfast
– Necessary trekking Permit and TIMS card
– Trekking Guide and Porter and their transportation/ accommodation/ meals/ equipment and insurance
– Lodge accommodation during trek
– Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, diner, tea, coffee, soups, deserts) on trek
– Trekking equipment ( sleeping bag, trek poles, gaiters, down jacket, duffel bags, water bottles, trek map etc. if needed)
– Welcome and Farewell dinner at Typical Nepalese Restaurants with Cultural Program
– Basic first-aid medicines
– International Flight tickets
– Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu ( except Welcome and farewell dinner)
– Nepal visa fees
– Expenses of personal nature
– Bar bills/cold drinks/laundry bills/ telephone bills/ etc.