Langtang Valley Trekking - 10 days

Langtang Valley Trekking

On our trek we start in the lower Langtang Valley, trekking through its forests and among the villages and farmlands of its people, many of who are of Tibetan origin. Once an important trading route with Tibet, this influence is reflected in the character of the villages and peoples. During part of the trek you will be walking through National Park, and though wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest setting, there are chances of seeing some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colourful Danphe.

From Langtang village, the track continues to Kyangjin Gompa (3,740 m). This is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory. There is a STOL airstrip at Chhaldang, a short distance east of Kyangjin. Visiting to the Yala Cheese Factory (4.633 m) and the small lakes beyond Yala are worthwhile. Yala can be reached within half a day from Kyangjin Gompa From Kyangjin Gompa, a continuation to the pastures of Langsisa (4.084 m) provides good views of numerous glaciers. There are some huts in Langsisa that can be reached within one day's walk from Kyangjin Gompa.

Highlights

  • High altitude trek toTsergori (4,984 metres)
  • A 3600 view withYala Peak, Morimoto Peak, Kyunggari as well as Mt SishaPangba in Tibet to the North, Mt Ganchenpo, Mt Urkinmang and Mt DorjeLakpa to the East, PangenDopku Peak and Naya Kang Peak to the South and LangtangLirung, Mt Kinshung and Mt Yubra as well as Langtang Glacier and KyanjinGompa Village to the West.
  • Vegetation: from tropical to subtropical to Temperate to sub-alpine to alpine beyond the tree-line
  • Yaks and Yak Cheese

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. Group meeting programme for detailed information about trekking. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 Drive from Kathmandu to Syapru Besi (1462 mt.). Driving approx. 8 hours by bus. Overnight at guest house.

Day 03 Syapru Besi to Rimche (2300 mt.). Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 04 Rimche to Chyamki (3230 mt.). Walking 5 ½ hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 05 Chaymki to Kyangin Gompa (3798 mt.). Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 06 Exploration around Langtang valley (Langsisa Kharka, Kyangin Ri, Tserko Ri as per time permiting). Overnight at guest house.

Day 07 Retreat trek to Rimhe. Walking 6 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08 Rimche to Syabrubesi. Walking 4 hours. Overnight at guest house.

Day 09 Drive back from Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 Transfer to airport for departure from Nepal.

Useful Info

About Accommodation.
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at Hotel Himalayan Traveller's Inn, and In Pokhara at Hotel Trekkers' Inn. Local lodges accommodation provided during the trek on twin sharing basis. Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara comes with private bathroom , however in mountain, toilet and shower will be on sharing basis. In the busy months, (October/November & April/ May) you may have to share the room with other traveler as some villages have limited number of local lodges .

About Meal
You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental , Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Dinner and breakfast serve at the teahouse where we stay and lunch will be served on the way to next destination. In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, only breakfast is provided. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, no worries, Nepal is such a easy place to get several vegetarian options.

About Staff:
A Guide and a porter assist you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guide will be provided. A porter provided for 2 trekkers, and carries between 15 to 20 K.G.

About Equipments

Following Equipment list is recommended to bring for the trek.
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, thick and warm woolen socks, Light cotton socks , A day bag to carry your valuable, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, rain coat, Sun block, lip balm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Thermal wear, Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.

Physical Fitness and experience
Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours ups and down in a day carrying own day bag. Some days are even longer with 7- 8 hours of walking. Langtang Valley is high altitude trek which demands more physical fitness,however if you are strongly determined and have excellent health and average physical fitness can complete this trek. Few weeks prior to the trip, doing some physical exercise is better . No technical skill is needed however past experience also helps . If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or for blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to Vista Trek P. Ltd.

About Insurance,
You have to obtain the travel insurance which should cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Some Insurance policy's cover only up to 4000 meter, so please kindly confirm with the insurance company before you purchase it.

About Seasons
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Langtang Valley Trek. You can do it in winter (December to February )if you are used to with extreme cold temperature.

About Bus Drive
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide , strike or by political issues. In such case trip itinerary will be affected. Thus, we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more.

See the FAQ for other related topic.

Detail Itinerary

DAY 1     Arrival in Kathmandu (1,370metres)

  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan Intl Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Vista Trek waiting, well in time, to receive you, shall welcome you to this land of the towering Himalayas. Once reaching your hotel in a car from the airport, all you need to do is check in and enjoy the refreshment served.
  • We then visit the Vista Trek office for discussion on trekking, introduction to the guide and porter and settlement of dues if any. Since you often still have some time left for a walk around Thamel, you can do so if you please.

DAY 2     Kathmandu to Syaprubeshi (1,500 metres; about 7-hour drive)

  • We head off to Syaprubeshi on a local deluxe bus early morning. This almost 6-7-hour journey starts out of Kathmandu through a beautiful hilly forest area on PasangLhamu Highway to the North-West. Stopping for breakfast and lunch on the way, the ride comes to its end once we reach Syaprubeshi. With the Botekoshi River flowing from the North-West to the South-East, the settlement sits on the confluence of Bhotekoshi River and Langtang River and now has spread on all three open spaces. The place is increasingly becoming a tourist as well as an economic hub in the area.
  • We spend our night here.

DAY 3     Syaprubeshi to Rimche (2,350metres; about 5 ½ hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for around three hours to Bamboo. The route first crosses BhoteKoshi, then almost immediately LangtangKhola. Along the banks of the latter, the relatively flat trail with short uphills at places reaches Bamboo, with a few teahouses next to the River.
  • After lunch, the way up to Rimché is mostly an exhausting uphill all the way. Rimché, with two guest houses, is our stopover for the night and also offers a view of the Ganesh HImal.

DAY 4     Rimche to Chyamki (3,230 metres; around 5-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we walk for nearly three and a half hours to GhodaTabela for lunch. The first ten minutesbrings us to Lama Hotel. From here on, it’s mostly a gradual uphill with some steep climbs. When walking through this part of the trail, what should attract many is the change in vegetation as we walk towards the destination. With the Langtang River flowing just a minute or two to the right all the way, we start the walk through a Subtropical forest that changes to Temperate to Sub-alpine and then to bushes with sporadic trees, indicating that the tree line in this part of the Himalayas is not very far. GhodaTabela, with two teahouses, is where we stop for lunch.
  • After lunch, we start our trek up a gradual uphill, with the whole Langtang Range including LangtangHimal and LangtangLirung, the highest in the Range standing tall at 7,245 metres, to the front-left, the Naya Kang Peak to the front-right,  GosaikundaHimal to the right, LangtangHimal to the left, towards the mouth of the LangtangKhola. Chyamki, with three guest houses operating currently, is our stopover for the night.

DAY 5     Chyamki to KyanjinGompa (3,830 metres; around 3 ½ -hour walk)

  • Our walk to KenjinGompa, after breakfast, is on a gradual uphill that continues till the end and with the direction of the LangtangKhola gradually moving from the front-left to the back-left. KyanjinGompa, a village in the valley surrounded by the soaring Himalayas, is a place where LangtangKhola, with its origins from the Langtang Glacier, flows from its two sides. This village, with around twenty households, is where we stop for our lunch, dinner and the night. The remaining time today can be spent exploring the valley.

DAY 6     A hike to Tsergori (4,984 metres; about 8-hour walk)

  • After an early breakfast, we pack our lunch and head off to Tsergori. Up a steep uphill for almost five hours, the tired legs, now that they can rest for the next half an hour, don’t seem to mind the excitement the eyes receive once atop the vantage point. On display, the 3600 view, after all, has Yala Peak, Morimoto Peak, Kyunggari as well as Mt SishaPangba in Tibet to the North, Mt Ganchenpo, Mt Urkinmang and Mt DorjeLakpa to the East, PangenDopku Peak and Naya Kang Peak to the South and LangtangLirung, Mt Kinshung and Mt Yubra as well as Langtang Glacier and KyanjinGompa Village to the West.
  • After spending some time, we walk back downhill to KyanjinGompa for the night.

DAY 7     KyanjinGompa to Rimche (about 6-hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we retrace our steps back, downhill mostly this time around, for roughly four hours to GodaTabela for lunch.
  • We continue our walk after lunch. After another two hours, we come to Rimche for the night.

DAY 8     Rimche to Syaphrubeshi (about 5 ½ hour walk)

  • After breakfast, we start our walk to Sherpa Gaon. Around half an hour before Sherpa Gaon, the narrow trail, carved along a hillside, asks for exercising caution. To the right is the slopes of the same hill with the hilltop not visible. The left, however, is not as safe. Drawn by this inviting grassy slope- green, yellow or brown, the wish to walk on and off the trail would be unwise since skillfully disguising the danger of a slip that could land anyone directly in Langtang River roughly 700 metres below is a real possibility. With Mt Manaslu and Ganesh Himal to the South East and some peaks in Tibet to the North-East, we have our lunch in Sherpa Gaon.
  • After leaving Sherpa Gaon, we reach Syphrubeshi on a steep downhill in the next two hours or so. We spend the night here.

DAY 9     Syphrubeshi to Kathmandu

  • We head off to Kathmandu on a local deluxe bus early morning. This almost seven-hour journey comes to its stop in Kathmandu with guaranteed two stops for breakfast and lunch. 
  • Back in Kathmandu, and only your WILL shall dictate your involvement or indulgence as you may please since our arrival is in the afternoon. In the evening, however, please allow us the pleasure of your company during the fare-well dinner organized by Vista Trek.
  • Spend the night in a hotel.

DAY 10  Departure from Nepal

  • If you have a morning flight, we leave for Tribhuwan Intl Airport early morning in a car arranged by the office.
  • If your flight is in the late afternoon or evening, only your WILL shall dictate your involvement or indulgence as you may please before leaving for Tribhuwan Intl Airport in the vehicle.

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 2 nights accommodation in Kathmandu at good hotel.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guides, plus experienced porters ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • All government taxes.
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets, walking sticks etc. if needed). 10 : Our service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue)
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Alcohol and beverage.
  • Staff & driver tipping

Single Supplement Charge: $ 150

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