Langtang Valley Trekking

TRIP OVERVIEW

Trip Information

 

Langtang Valley Trekking is a short and comparatively an easy trek in the Langtang Valley with stunning landscapes of two major Himalayan Series - Langtang, and Ganesh Himal. Langtang Valley Trek is in the gorge of very famed and lovely range around Langtang Himal in the central part of the country. It is also called as the valley of glaciers with diverse flora and fauna & miscellaneous culture of diverse indigenous groups.

Langtang Valley Trek also stands out as one of the popular treks in the country, especially due to the hospitality shown in this region. Langtang Lirung (7246 m) lies to the north, Gang Chhenpo (6388 m), Naya Kanga Ri (5846 m) lies to the south and Dorjee Lakpa (6966 m) at the east of the valley. This trekking is best for explorers who have a short and limited vacation time but will be able to fully adore the unique culture and witness the beautiful Himalayan peaks.

Langtang Valley Trek starts and passes over the villages with terraced fields of paddy, corns, millet, etc. (depending upon the season). Slowly then - we will be moving towards over the Rhododendron forests and then on to the fields and meadows with yaks, and at last - to the alpine vegetation close to Langtang. The change in culture and religion is also on show as the landscape changes, with increasing number of monasteries and Mane walls.

On Kyanjin Gomba - the final village at the end of community - one can really relish the beauty of the Langtang Valley Trek. Because of an easy accessibility, this trek can be completed at any month in the year, however, March and April are the perfect months as the flowers blossom at this time and the forests are full of Rhododendron flowers which is something that one shouldn’t miss.

Rare wildlife such as deer, monkeys, Himalayan Thars, Himalayan Red Panda as well as migratory birds can also be observed in the trials to the Langtang valley. Trekking in Langtang region takes you alongside the Langtang Khola (river) to the Keynjing Gompa which is the ending point community of the gorge. You will also visit around Keynjing Gompa and spectacular glaciers, Tserko Ri, Kharka, etc. The Cheese industry of the Keynjing Gompa is very stimulating to stopover and is assisted by the Swiss government.

This trip commences from Sybrubesi subsequently with an extended bus ride from Kathmandu. The track goes up to the Keynjing Gompa through Langtang village and back down through the same valley to catch the drive and back to Kathmandu. Ganesh Himal Hiking Team believes in the quality services. Our main concern is the safety and the well-being of our groups. Our entire trips are run by qualified full-time employees of our company. They are well trained and certified in first aid and altitude sickness by the government of Nepal. We believe in providing quality best services and make sure to you that we will fully aid in your comfort and safety.

Furthermore, we request you to put more Questions on your planning phase of Langtang Valley Trek or any adventure journey with Ganesh Himal Hiking Team.

 

Itinerary Summary

Day 01 - Arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1345 m). Overnight at a hotel.

Day 02 - Drive to Sybrubesi (1462 m) on a public bus - 8 Hrs. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 03 - Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 m) - 5 Hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 04 - Trek to the Langtang village (3307 m) - 5 Hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 05 - Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 m) - 4 Hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06 - Kyanjin Gompa exploration day. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 07 - Trek back to Lama Hotel (2500 m) - 5.5 Hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08 - Trek to Syabru Besi (1462 m) - 5 Hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 09 - Drive Back to Kathmandu (1345 m). Overnight at a hotel.

Day 10 - Transfer to international airport for your final departure

 

ITINARARY



Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350 m & 4428 feet)

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, and after completing all the customs formalities, our GHHT representative will be waiting for you at the terminal gate. They will welcome you and drive you to the hotel. After checking in, you can rest and freshen up. In the evening, Ganesh Himal Hiking team will be hosting a welcome dinner. We will spend our night in Kathmandu. 

Meals: Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.

Airport Pickup in a Private Car.



Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

After breakfast, we will begin our trip visiting the most popular & most visited sites of Kathmandu which are also enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site. First, we will visit the historic palace - Kathmandu Durbar Square. Next, we visit the Hindu holy shrine - the Pashupatinath temple. After that, we will visit the monkey temple - the Swayambhunath temple. Then we will visit the Boudhanath stupa - the largest stupa in the world. All the history, myths and legends associated with these sites will be explained to you in details by our tour guide. In the late afternoon - we will introduce you to our trek leader and guide via a small meeting in Ganesh Himal Hiking Team's office. If you have any questions regarding the trek, please feel free to ask the team leader and guide. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.



Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550 m & 5100 feet): 7-8 Hrs.

Today morning we will leave Kathmandu and drive to Syabrubesi - a beautiful village & our starting trekking point towards Langtang valley. We will be driving on the trail where strong winds blow most of the time & also if the sky is clear, we will get some captivating views of Mount Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu. Today our trek ends descending down at tiny village - Syabrubesi. We will spend our night in Syabrubesi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking lodge.



Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380 m & 7830 feet): 6 Hrs.

Today after having our breakfast - we will commence our trek from Syabrubesi alongside the Langtang Khola. We will then be ascending and descending through dense rhododendron and oak forests. We will cross the Langtang small streams through a bridge and climb on the steep trail that leads us to Lama Hotel. We will spend our night in Lama Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking lodge (Lama Hotel).



Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543 m & 11621 feet) through Langtang Village: 6-7 Hrs.

We will then ascend from Lama Hotel enjoying the mountainous views and the cascading waterfalls. We will then reach free fields of Ghoda Tabela (horse stable) from where we get the astonishing views of the Langtang ranges. We will ascend up to the wide valley and pass few settlements of herders. We will pass Buddhist monastery and finally arrives at Langtang village. This beautiful village was massively destruct by the earthquake occurred in April 2015. From here, we will continue our trek towards Mundu. We will spend our night in Mundu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking lodge.



Day 06:  Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3870 m & 12697 feet): 4-5 Hrs.

Today after breakfast - we will continue our journey towards Kyangjin Gomba - a prime monastery of the Langtang region. Continuing our trek, we will be passing the water mill, chortens, prayer wheels and sacred pileup stone with prayers written on it. After that, we will be passing the large Mani walls made up of stones with prayers written on it. Within a short trek we reach the monastery and in the afternoon - we will spend the day resting at this holiest shrine of Buddhist - Kyangjin Gomba with some beautiful views of the snowcapped peaks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking lodge.



Day 07: Acclimatization - Explore Tserko Ri (5000 m & 16404 feet): 7-8 Hrs.

Today we will spend the day by exploring the Tserko Ri as well as also acclimatizing the altitude. For that, we will begin our trek early morning and our trail passing via yak pastures and then climbing to the Tserko Ri. Reaching the Tserko Ri - we will be relishing the spectacular sunrise views & after enjoying some time here - we will retrace back to Kyanjin Gompa and explore the monastery and also take plenty pictures with several snow-capped peaks, and glaciers.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking lodge.



Day 08: Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 Hrs.

Today after breakfast we will retrace our trails back to the Lama Hotel. Today our trekking trails will be mostly downhill as well as passing dense forests and welcoming Tamang villages. On the way, we will get to enjoy the different views of Himalayas. We will be spending our night in Lama Hotel. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking lodge (Lama Hotel).



Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: 4-5 Hrs.

Today we will retrace back to Syabrubesi. Today's trek will be relatively easy as mostly we will be descending downhill. We will spend our night in Syabrubesi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Accommodation: Tea house or Trekking lodge.



Day 10: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

Today after breakfast - we will drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. Today you can spend your day packing your baggage or do souvenir shopping. Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will be hosting a farewell dinner in the evening as for successful completion of the Langtang valley trek. We will spend our night in Kathmandu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Welcome Dinner.

Accommodation: A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu.



Day 11: Final Departure

Today your adventurous Langtang valley Trek comes to an end. One of our representatives from Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will drop you at the airport approximately three hours earlier than your scheduled flight.

Meals: Breakfast.

Airport Drop Off in a Private Car.



 

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

What is included?

  • Airport Pick up and Drop off in a Private Car & transfer to the Hotel
  • A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu for Two Nights (Arrival day and After the Trek).
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) During the Trek
  • Experienced English speaking trekking guide & one porter for two tourists.
  • All Land Transportation from Kathmandu to Langtang & Back
  • All necessary paper works and Langtang National park Entry Permits.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters
  • All accommodation During the Trek Available Lodge /Tea Houses.
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinner

 

What is not included?

  • Personal Equipment for Trekking
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation
  • Tips for Guide, Porter or other members
  • Alcoholic and non-Alcoholic Drinks
  • Dessert or extra meals.
  • Tourist bus service is not included in from Kathmandu to Suaprubesi & back. If you want to travel on a private vehicle, we can surely arrange that for an additional charge. The price for round trip on a comfortable private Jeep is the Us  $ 400.

TRIP INFO



Hotel and Lodge on Langtang Valley Trek:

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) arranges it’s best for comfortable and pleasant accommodation and also provides you nourished hygienic food. We will be staying at the standard hotel (rating of 2 – 3 Star) in Kathmandu whereas, in the remote areas, we will be staying at a tea house or a local lodge. We can also arrange luxurious rooms from 4 – 5 Star hotels in the cities with an additional charge but the remote mountainous regions have no such facilities.

Tea houses and local lodges in the remote region will have a usual bed with usual mattress and a pillow. Only a few of them have electricity but the rest rely on lanterns or candles lights. Booking of the room is done prior to the starting of the trek. If in case we are not able to book the room in advance, we can book it upon reaching there as these areas have ample of lodges and tea houses. If for some reason, we aren’t able to book a lodge/teahouse - we can easily set a camp which will be the most adventurous part of the trek itself.

 



Food and Drinks for Langtang Valley Trekking:

GHHT focuses on client’s safety and health and gives it the foremost priority. We make sure that each and every client get the same portion of clean, hygienic and nourishing food which is a very necessary - especially while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. But in the city, either breakfast or dinner is included. Please go through the detailed itinerary for each day to see which meals are included. During the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served in the same lodge where we spend overnight and our expert trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination.

Normal water will be provided free of cost but we suggest you carry water purification pills to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses, but the expense should be paid by the client as it is not included in the package.

 



Best Seasons:

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend the clients not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

 



Luggage/Backpack:

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary during your trek. Gears and clothes not needed during your trek can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal do not allow more than 15 kg including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge will cover that up but isn’t included in our package.

 



Guide/Porter on Trek:

Ganesh Himal Hiking Team provides honest porters and well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. The porter will be carrying up to 10 kg luggage of each client. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 10 people - an additional guide will be provided and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group. 

 



Group Size, and Crew Member:

Ganesh Himal Hiking team arranges trekking in Langtang Valley with a minimum solitary client to a maximum of 12 in a group. The larger group we will be arranged by dividing the groups into two or more according to the number of people. However, although you might be staying in the same lodge - but during your trek - you might be having a different guide.

 



Personal Expenses on Trek:

Personal expenses totally depend upon how extravagant are you in nature. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot shower (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, entrance fee (around US $ 25 ) for visiting heritage sites of Kathmandu, meals in Kathmandu (around US $ 5-7), tips for driver, guide and porters, etc. Tips to the guides, porter or any other members are not mandatory. You can tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

 



Available Gears/Equipment:

Trekking equipment is readily available in the stores of Kathmandu at a very reasonable price or it can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. So, you don’t have to buy or carry from your hometown.

 



A Usual Day on Trek:

These are the approximate guidelines for a trek on each day which may differ according to the itinerary or schedule or your pace while trekking. 

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

 



Greetings at the Airport:

After booking and confirming your Langtang Valley trek with us, we suggest you flow all the information such as - your number of days of stay, departure date, returning date, & international flight details (arrival time, flight number). After getting this information, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team can easily pick you up from the airport on time.

After you complete the formalities of the airport and come to the exit gate, you can spot GHHT member holding a placard of your name or GHHT waiting outside the terminal. After meeting and greetings, we will transfer you to the hotel in our private car. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

 



Changes in the Itinerary:

Our regular itinerary of the Langtang Valley Trek is 10 days unless you have customized it.  The itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These 10 days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather (applies according to the location).

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

 



Safety Measures:

Client’s safety is our main priority and we make sure that each and every client is well taken care of. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. If the condition is serious – we will use the rescue helicopter to take you to the nearest hospital while all the expenses will be carried out by the travel insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

 

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

 



Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary.

The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments. 

 



 

 

If you have any other questions or want to inquire more, please feel free to email or contact us.

Customer Reviews

Rating:


An amazing trip with Ganesh Himal Hiking to Kathmandu, Mt. Everest BC, Pokhara and Chitwas

hil32015 | Spokane, Washington | October 26 , 2014

Rating: 5 - Excellent

We received outstanding personal service from Binod and his team at Ganesh Himal Hiking Team. It was an exceptional experience in every way. We were met at the airport, he gave us personal transportation along with many great tours to cultural sites in Kathmandu, he took us to some wonderful restaurants and he set us up in a very nice hotel in Thammel. Binod really knows how to take great care of his clients with a personal touch. We also loved meeting his mother, father and his family which added greatly to our cultural experience in Nepal.

Additionally, Binod's brother Bishnu, was our guide on our trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp. Bishnu took excellent care of my trekking partner and me throughout the trek to Everest Base Camp and back. Our trek was also an amazing cultural experience as well as a remarkable trekking experience! We loved the Nepalese people and, of course, we loved seeing the incredible scenery. Also, Binod personally guided us on a trip to Pokhara, Nepal where he arranged for us a guided rafting trip, a paragliding trip and a trip to Chitwan National Park where we did a tour on the back of an elephant spotting wildlife and we were able to attend a nice cultural program. The accommodations in Pokhara and the food were fantastic. I highly recommend Binod and his Ganesh Himal Hiking Team to anyone who is interested in receiving the best service and the best trekking and cultural experience in Nepal.

Visited October 2015

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Duration: 10 Days

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Activities: Sightseeing, Hiking, Excursion & Trekking

Departure City: Kathmandu

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Trip style: Guided Trip,Tea House Trek

Country: Nepal

Region: Langtang

Price: USD 650

Group size: Min 1-12 Min

Best Season: Jan to Jun & Sep to Dec

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