10 Days Nepal Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang Valley is a beautiful alpine region situated to the North of Kathmandu bordering Tibet. It is popular due to its snow-covered peaks, a mild climate and friendly and hospitable inhabitants. A journey to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers.
Trek Type: Lodge
Trek Grade: Moderate
Trek Days: 7
Max Altitude: 3307m
Best Season: Oct–Dec & Mar–May
The Langtang Valley is a beautiful alpine region situated to the North of Kathmandu bordering Tibet. It is popular due to its snow-covered peaks, a mild climate and friendly and hospitable inhabitants. The area was recognized as Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park in 1971. The land of Tamangs, Langtang is rich in its age-old religious practices, language and costume. A journey to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers. The trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu. The majestic mountains of Langtang Lirung (7246m) to the north, Gang Chhenpo (6388m) to the south and Dorje Lhakpa (6990m) to the east dominate the beautiful Langtang valley. The trek passes through lush forest and the unique settlements of diverse ethnic groups.
Day 1 | D | Hotel | ▲ 1300m
Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. Check in & trek briefing. Late afternoon leisure walk in Thamel, a popular tourist district in Kathmandu Valley and a bustling bazaar which offers a glimpse of Nepal’s vibrant ethnic culture.
Day 2 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 1462m
Kathmandu – Syabru Besi
From Kathmandu, we take a 6 hr drive to Syabru Besi. After driving 15 km, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. Here our trekking journey commences. We also get to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya, including the Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region.
Day 3 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 2581m | ◎ 6hrs Trek
Syabru Bensi – Sherpa Gaon
We traverse the ridge on Syabru Besi’s main road and soon reach Ghopcha Khola. Terraced fields and dense forest with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder and bamboo open up. Further on, the trail crosses a stream and a bridge. We pass by several small bhattis and reach Sherpa Goan.
Day 4 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 2700m | ◎ 6hrs Trek
Sherpa Gaon – Lama Hotel
After breakfast continue trek to Lama Hotel.
Day 5 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 3307m | ◎ 6hrs Trek
Lama Hotel – Langtang
From lama hotel, we continue the ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meter. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. We arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes,wheat, turnips, barley etc.
Day 6 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 3049 m | ◎ 3hrs Trek
Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa
We trek to Kyangjin Gompa. After lunch visit monastery and cheese factory.
Day 7 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 2700m | ◎ 8hrs Trek
Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel
From Kyangjin, we take the route back to Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 8 | B, L, D | Lodge | ▲ 1462m | ◎ 8hrs Trek
Lama Hotel – Syabru Besi
From Lama Hotel, we head back to Syabru Besi. We can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight of the culture and custom of the Tamang community. We can also simply relax in the sun savoring the beauty of the majestic Himalayan Mountains.
Day 9 | B, L, D | Hotel | ▲ 1300m
Syabru Besi – Kathmandu
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu (6 hrs) and check in hotel. Afternoon explore Asan Tol the colourful local market area and shopping in Thamel.
Day 10 | B
After breakfast check out of hotel. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the famous Kumari, the world’s only living Goddess. Transfer to airport for departure.
- Private A/C transportation including airport transfer
- Kathmandu – Syabru Besi (trek start point) – Kathmandu by jeep
- Personal English speaking tour guide
- Hotel accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary
- Entrance fees
- English speaking trekking guide (Assistant guide included for 8 and above persons)
- Porter (1 porter to every 2 trekkers with 30kg bag each)
- Insurance for trekking crew
- Lodge accommodation
- Sleeping bag with fleece inner liner
- Trek permit and national park fees
- 1 Trekking Map per trekker (provided in Nepal)
- Nepal visa (apply upon arrival)
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic and other beverages
- Personal & trek expenses (including hot shower, drinking water, battery charging)
- Liabilities of loss, theft and damages