Langtang valley trekking is the shortest approach to get in touch with the white breathing mountains of Nepal which takes you to the heart of Langtang valley. This trek is known as easy and third popular trekking destination of Nepal , after Annapurna region and Everest region. The Langtang region is dominated by numbers of snow covered White Mountains around it with number of glaciers in front of your eyes. And another interesting thing about this trek is that in the number of places along the trail, you can see wild bee hives just in front of you. The Langtang valley is in the north of Kathmandu and in the south of Tibetan border. The trek leads you to the Kyanjin Gompa which is the last settlement on this route. This trekking offers you spectacular alpine scenery in one hand and in another hand this trek is also an opportunity to experience old Tibetan culture followed by the Tamangs of Nepal. Even it’s not so easy to encounter with wild animals in the area but sometimes you can see animals like monkeys, musk deer, wind dogs and the extremely rare but beautiful red panda.
Trip Route : Kathmandu- Syabrubesi - Langtang- Kyanjin - Syabrubesi -Kathmandu
Best Month: September to December and March to May
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore the town
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubensi [1,420M / 4,658FT]
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel [2,350M / 7,709FT]
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village [3,500M / 11,482FT]
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gomba [3,900M / 12,795FT]
Day 07: Hike to Tserko RI [5000M / 16,404FT] or Langsisa Kharka [4300M / 14,107FT] and back to Kyanjin Gomba
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel [2,350M / 7,709FT]
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubensi [1,420M / 4,658FT]
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 11: Departure or extend your trip
Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast
All ground transportation by private vehicle in city and Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back by Local buses ( optional private jeep)
All required trekking permits and necessary paper works
Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with hot drinks]
Accommodation in tea houses during the trek
Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
First aid medications / medicines with the guide
Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide
International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry. Battery Charges
Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
Tips / Gratitude for Guides and Porters
Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking
We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be in safe environment thus we gave full authorize to your leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary however natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we would seek for your understanding on these concerns. Our leaders will be happy to give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.
Langtang ValleyTrek 11 days
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1295m / 4247ft), transfer to Hotel
Entering the city of Temple; Kathmandu with a panoramic adventure flying on a clear day would definitely be an adventure experience. Our airport representative and driver will be waiting for you to pick you up from airport to your hotel. Our airport representative will take you to your hotel. In the evening you will have briefing about your trip from your guide and we invite to join in Nepal dinner program in Nepal restaurant.
Day 02: Preparation of the trip, explore the town
Today is free for preparation or if you want to visit some historical monuments it is possible and we can arrange with extra cost.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi by bus [1,420M / 4,658FT] 7-8 hours
The road is bit after Trisuli, a town on the way to Dhunche and Sysbrubensi. The trail is really seems to be dangerous and its seasonable road. On the way you can see surprising landslides over the big green hills. On the rainy season, even you can experience thundering sound of water everywhere. But the journey offers you very nice rhododendron forest and Himalayan sceneries far way. Again after Dhunche, the capital city of whole Dhunche district the road is in quite good structure. Finally reach the hotel in Sysbrubensi and prepare for your next day trek.
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel [2,350M / 7,709FT] 6-7 hours walk
Basically Langtang Trek is knows as easy trek so that today also the trail is not so hard. On the first part we will ascend up lightly for about two hours and after that we will stop in Bamboo for our lunch. The trail is full of Rhododendron flowers and follows light bamboo throughout. The trail is inside the Langtang National Park and offers us chances to see cute birds, monkeys and sometimes the endangered Red Panda too. Even just after Pahiro (Landslide) you may get chances to see beautiful wide bee hives over the Langtang River on the hard rocks.
We will again start our trek after we get our lunch in Bamboo. The trail goes through the right side of thundering Langtang River until our stop in Lama Hotel. The trail is for about 2:30 hours uphill again and quite hard comparing to the previous part of the trail until lunch place. Stay overnight in Lodge / Tea House in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3,500M / 11,482FT] 5-6 hours walk
Normally, trek to Langtang village is easy and is combination of flat and light uphill trail. We will have chances to explore Rhododendron forest and Pine trees on the way and some wild animals too on a lucky day. When we will reach Ghora (Horse) Tabela (House) then we will stop for our hot lunch. Ghora Tabela is a beautiful and small place with beautiful hills all rounded.
After, we catch our lunch we will again continue our trek to Langtang Village through the middle of big hills on the both side for about three hours. Langtang region is prosperous in medical herbals inside the forest. Finally, reach Langtang Village and stay overnight there.
Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gomba [3,900M / 12,795FT] 3-4 hours walk
This is the shortest day on our whole trek to Langtang Kyanjin Valley. We will start our trek after having our breakfast in the Tea House. We do have long day so that we can follow the trail leisurely with beautiful views of white snowcapped mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganchempo, and Ganja La etc. We will reach Kyanjin for our Lunch. After having lunch, we will walk around the village and visit Langtang Cheese Factory and an old Monastery. On the way to Kyanjin we can find some Mani and Chortens.
Day 07: Hike to Tserko RI [5000M / 16,404FT] or Langsisa Kharka [4300M / 14,107FT] and back to Kyanjin Gomba 7-8 hours walk
This is our free day in Kyanjin Valley. Today we will hike to Tcherko Ri; a small mountain near Kyanjin Valley or hike to Langsisa Kharka. Both places are is the same direction from Kyanjin Village and takes around 5/6 hours to reach. Tcherko Ri is a mountain for non-technical climbing and from the submit you can see lots of mountains from Nepal and Tibet. In the same way, Langsisa Kharka is a flat ground offers you very close views of lightening mountains in front of your eyes.
There are not any lunch places on the way so that we need to take packed lunch from Kyanjin Valley.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gomba to Lama Hotel [2,350M / 7,709FT] 6-7 hours walk
Today, we will trek back to Lama Hotel through the same trail that we used to reach Kyanjin Gompa. It’s an easy walk where the entire trail is downhill and flat. The trail offers you cool air throughout the rhododendron and pine forest.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabrubensi [1,420M / 4,658FT] 5-6 hours walk
Today after breakfast we follow same path while we start the trek it takes about 5-6 hours down to Syabrubesi and overnight in the hotel. Last night in the mountain.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel 7-8 hours drive
Today after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu through same Highway and in the end transfer to hotel rest of the time free for you shopping or rest.
Day 11: Departure to your onward destination or extend your trip
Today is free or last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives for you until your departure flight Ambition Himalaya representative will departure to the airport.
Important Notes and Safety Concerns
Trekking is simply not just walking. Some of our trips are extremely adventurous and needs serious efforts to complete them successfully. We kindly request all our valuable guests to come well prepared before doing any of these extreme treks. Buying proper and reliable insurance coverage with Helicopter Evacuation on emergency is the most important thing before starting the adventures. Sometimes, our treks are done in extremely remote places where you will have no access to outer world. On serious injuries or sickness Helicopter can be the only mean to evacuate you. In other hand bad weather conditions can also ruin the whole adventures. So, we say
"Get prepared first and enjoy the adventure without worrying"
US$ 579/ per person/ Price Valid for Minimum 2 Travelers.
- Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast
- All ground transportation by private vehicle in city and Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back by Local bus (optional private jeep)
- All required trekking permits and necessary paper works
- Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with hot drinks]
- Accommodation in lodge/guest houses during the trek
- Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
- First aid medications / medicines with the guide
- Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
- Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
- Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide
- International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
- Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry
- Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
- Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.]
- Tips / Gratitude for Guides and Porters
- Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking
Regarding personal equipment all trekkers need to bring with you a pair of well broken trek Boot, sleeping bag, down Jacket, pullovers, neck scarf, etc. for Evening/night/morning use, Sun Hat, casual warm clothing for day use, some pairs of good quality socks . Apart from above please bring slippers, suntan lotions and personal medication.
Here is the list of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. Depending on the trekking route, days, season etc. these gear list can be different. Please consider with us before starting your journey. Some of these items are not compulsory and optional. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.
Head: Sun hat or scarf Light balaclava or warm fleece hat Sunglasses [real ones, with true UV protection]
Lower Body: Under Garments, Comfortable hiking shorts, Lightweight cotton long pants, Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, Fleece or wool pants [seasonal], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell pants
Feet: Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, Warm wool hiking socks, Hiking boots with spare laces, Sandals [flip-flops for use after a day trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom], Gaiters [For high altitude trekking and crossing passes]
Upper Body: T-shirts, Light and expedition weight thermal tops, Fleece jacket or pullover Gloves [warmth], Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket [optional], Waterproof [preferably breathable fabric] shell jacket, Down vest and/or jacket *
Accessories: One microfiber towel [most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry], Sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade,* DSLR / Digital camera with spare battries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking bag with rain cover / Duffel bag,* Comfortable daypack, Trekking Poles, Water bottle / came bags, Ear Plug [rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms]
Toiletries: Multipurpose soap [preferably biodegradable], Deodorants, Nail clippers, Sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste [preferably biodegradable], Feminine hygiene products, Small mirror
Personal Hygiene: Wet wipes [baby wipes], Tissue / toilet rolls, Anti-bacterial hands wash, Water purifier [Better than using mineral water to keep the mountain clean]
Extras / Luxuries: Adaptors [Nepal two prong, 220 volt plug; or just an international, universal adaptor], Multi tool [Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool], Personal snacks [candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse], Sewing Kit [Sometime it’s very useful], Superglue, Books for reading on free time, Cell / mobile phone, Trail Map / Guide book,* Ipod / Walkman / Mp3 Player / Mp4 Player, Pens / Pencils and small notebooks, Games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards.