Langtang Valley trekking is the best choice for those who seek for short and easy trek. The starting point at Syabru Besi can be accessed by few hours’ drive from Kathmandu. This trekking is exciting as the highest point is about 3,900 metres or 12,795 feet, and is suitable for all level travellers.
The natives of Langtang are the descendants of Tibetans whom they resemble. The valley offers the opportunities to explore Tamang and Sherpa cultures.
The famous Langtang National Park in the region is the key to the trekking. The park verifies its diversity, making home for 14 vegetation types. The trail extends through rhododendron forests and bamboom woods. Some of the endangered and rare animals like red panda, pika, musk deer, himalayan black bear, rhesus monkey, common langur, snow leopard, tragopan, and pheasants among others can be spotted in the national park.
The waterfalls, rivers, rivulets brooks and snowy mountains are the main attractions.
Langtang Valley trekking offers amazing view of Langtang mountain range comprising 13 peaks; the highest being Langtang Lirung (7,234 metres or 23,734 feet) and others Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Loenpo Gang, Changbu, Yansa Tsenji, Kyunga Ri, Dogpache, Langshisha Ri, Gangchenpo, Morimoto, Tsogaka, Yala Peak.
Mount Fishtail Adventure has designed this 11-day Langtang Valley Trekking that includes the sight-seeing in and around the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.
Hotel / Accommodations
Three-night accommodation in star hotel in Kathmandu and seven-night stay in the standard teahouse lodge in mountains during the trek. You may have to share bed with a companion during the mountainous trip. But if you need, $ 250 can fetch you single supplement for the whole trip in the mountains.
You will be served with breakfast during your stay in Kathmandu. All other meals will be provided to you by Mount Fishtail Adventure Pvt Ltd which includes welcome dinner. We provide you with breakfast, lunch and dinner during the journey. When you are in mountain, you will be served with local food stuffs such as Dal Bhat (gram soup and rice), noodles, Tibetan breads made of buckwheat, spaghettis, soup, salad, hot drinks.
Best time to travel
Spring season (from March to May) and autumn season (from September to November) are the best time to travel in Langtang Valley trek. It offers magnificent views in these two seasons.
The journey is also possible in other seasons despite having extremely cold weather, climate and temperature in winter season.
Since the monsoon partially affects the region, it is also possible to trek during the three months period from June to August. This is the best time regarded for those who want to enjoy the greenery and avoid the crowd or travellers.
Points to consider
Depending on the time and situation concerning your safety and security your team leader may change the itinerary item.
This trek does not require any technical and physical training, but we suggest you keep up walking as a preparation since walking in the high elevation may be a bit difficult.
Although our team leaders or guides collect all information as a safety measures prior to the journey, we advise you to stay on high alert since the rainfall triggers landslide during the monsoon very often.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 03:Kathmandu to Syaphru Besi (1,450 metres or 4,757 feet)
Day 04:Trek from Syaphru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,480 metres or 8,136 feet)
Day 05:Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,541metres or 11,618 feet)
Day 06:Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,900 metres or 12,795 feet)
Day 07:Sunrise view from Kyanjin Ri (4,773 metres or 15,660 feet)/ Tserko Ri (4,984 metres or 16,352 feet)
Day 08:Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,480 metres or 8,137feet Valley)
Day 09:Lama Hotel to Syaphru Bensi (1,450 metres or 4,757 feet)
Day 10:Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu
Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu We receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival in Kathmandu. 20 to 30 minutes drive from the airport brings you to the hotel in Thamel, an important hub for travellers. After taking rest, we invite you to a meeting to discuss plans and schedules over a welcome dinner in a restaurant with traditional dance and Nepali cuisines.
Day 2Sight-seeing After breakfast early in the morning, we set out visiting the UNESCO Wold Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley. We visit Famous Hindu Temple, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath Stupa that lies on the north eastern part of Kathmandu valley. Ascending the Swayambhunath Temple, the monkey temple on the hill in the western skirt of Kathmandu is an opportunity to study the whole city in bird’s view. Kathmandu Durbar Square listed in the UNESCO WORLD Heritage Sites, built during Malla Dynasty exhibits the finest cuts of wood carvings and arts. You get an opportunity to explore the typical Newari culture and cuisines.
Day 3Kathmandu to Syaphru Besi (1,450 metres or 4,757 feet) In the morning, we take breakfast and head for Syaphru Besi by luxurious vehicle. During the 5-hour journey towards the north-west from Kathmandu Valley, we enjoy the beautiful countryside scenery along with the mountain range. Shortly, we take a break at Dhunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district. We have lunch here. We enjoy the amazing views of country and farm lands. From here the vehicle lead us along the descending road crossing the Bhote Koshi River. Further, we cross Chilime Hydropower Project, and then we arrive in Syaphru Besi. We refresh in a hotel and explore the locality. We stay here overnight.
Day 4Trek from Syaphru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2,480 metres or 8,136 feet) From here, the trekking starts. In the morning, after having breakfast, we take path that goes up and down the hills. The easier path crosses several suspension bridges over Langtang Khola. We take lunch at a tea house in Pahare village before we continue the trail that passes through thick woods. After crossing a river, we ascend along the narrow path in the landslide area until we arrive at a place, Lama Hotel. The settlement here is peaceful. We stay here overnight.
Day 5Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,541metres or 11,618 feet) After taking breakfast, in the morning, we move through dense forest. We view Langtang Lirung as we advance through the valley. We can see the ruins of the antique village destroyed by the time factor as well as last year’s devastating earthquake, occurred on April 25. Recently, the efforts have been made to reconstruct the settlements. We explore in and around the Langtang village. Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ghenge Liru are the mountains visible from the Langtang village.
Day 6Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,900 metres or 12,795 feet) After breakfast, we set on the journey. The hills on left side of the path correspond with a river on the right side. The trail passes through water mills, Buddhist shrines, leading us to Kyanjin Gopma, the main monastery in the region. Herds of yak and horse can be seen grazing hither and thither in the charming fields and farms. Apparently, the place has the biggest yak cheese factory in the region.
Day 7Sunrise view from Kyanjin Ri (4,773 metres or 15,660 feet)/ Tserko Ri (4,984 metres or 16,352 feet) In the early morning, we advance to gain access to one of the two peaks. Either the summit of Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri. Kyanjin Rin offers the enchanting view of Langtang village, Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Mountain range. On the other hand, Tserko Ri offer the magnificent view of Langtang Lirung,Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Loenpo Gang, Changbu, Yansa Tsenji, Kyunga Ri, Dogpache, Langshisha Ri, Gangchenpo, Morimoto, Tsogaka, Yala Peak. It is to note that although Tserko Ri peak is a bit farther than Kyanjin ri, it is worth choosing this adventurous trip. On the summit, we enjoy the breathtaking moment of the sun rays feeding on the mountain before we come back to the hotel in Kyanjin Gompa. Second night at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 8Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,480 metres or 8,137feet Valley) On the second morning in Kyanjin Gompa, we take breakfast before heading for Lama Hotel. We take the same course in reverse via Langtang village as we advance to the destination. Most of the time, we descend along the path frequently crossing several suspension bridges, forests, farms and villages.
Day 9Lama Hotel to Syaphru Bensi (1,450 metres or 4,757 feet) In the morning, after breakfast, We descend along the steep path, we reach Bamboo, a small settlement where we take lunch. Further, we cross several rivers, dense forests in the familiar surroundings which we have already passed by. After we arrive at Syaphru Besi, we choose to explore the place which also includes popular hot spring bath. Overnight stay at Syaphru Besi.
Day 10Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu No hurry this morning, as we take time to relax before we head for Kathmandu by luxurious private vehicle about five hours. After we arrive in Kathmandu, we take rest in the hotel before we hold farewell dinner with Mount Fishtail Adventure Team. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Day 11Departure Mount Fishtail Adventure arranges to send you to the airport 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight time.