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  • Langtang Valley - 11 Days

“Impressive mountains, raging rivers, Tibetan Villages, fresh bread, yak cheese and curd! What more could you ask for?!” 

- Adrian Manikas

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Location: Langtang Valley, Nepal
Activity: Trekking,
Duration: 11 Days
Difficulty Rating: Grade 3 - difficult
Comfort Level: Basic comforts
Season: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,

Overview

The Langtang Valley is Nepal's third most popular trekking region, behind Everest and Annapurna, and it is an absolute gem! Significantly less busy, but no less spectacular! Trek up into a traditional Tibetan region, see migration history, experience their culinary arts at the bread and cheese factory, enjoy fresh yak curd on a sun soaked stone patio. Then at the top of the valley, visit an ancient monastery and chose from a selection of small peaks to climb for a view that will adjust your perspective on life.

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Stunning 8 day trek
  • Stroll through rhododendron and bamboo forrests
  • Visit an ancient monastery
  • Taste samples at a bread and cheese factory
  • Fresh localy made yak curd
  • Potential to climb Cherko Ri, around 5000m

ITINERARY:

Day 01 - arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan international airport) (1,350 m/4,450 ft.)

Day 02 - full day tour, Kathmandu valley sightseeing

Day 03 - drive to Syabrubesi (1,420 m / 4,655 ft.) – 7-9hrs

Day 04 - trek to lama hotel (2,470m/8,110ft) - 6hrs

Day 05 - trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,255ft) - 6 hrs

Day 06 -trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,865m/12,675ft)- 3 hrs

Day 07 - exploration day at Kyangjin Gompa

Day 08- trek back to lama hotel – 6 hrs

Day 09 -trek to Syabrubesi (1,420 m / 4,655 ft.)- 5 hrs

Day 10 - drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu –7-9 hrs

Day 11 - transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan international airport for your international departure

Itinerary

Day 01 - arrival to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan international airport) (1,350 m/4,450 ft.)

Upon arrival at Tribhuvan international airport after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by our local team at the arrival zone. You will be escorted by private transport to our hotel in Kathmandu, centrally and conveniently located in the Thamel area of Kathmandu. Thamel is well known as an exciting tourist hub and has a full range of restaurants and cuisine, gear and souvenir shops, pubs, nightspots and tourist facilities. After resting and refreshing at the hotel, the evening is yours to explore.

Day 02 - full day tour, Kathmandu valley sightseeing

After breakfast, we will embark on a full day of sightseeing around the scenic Kathmandu valley. You will be accompanied by our local city guide, an expert on the architecture, culture and history of the valley. The day’s sights and activities include visits to the sacred, ancient shrines of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, and Swayambhunath, all still very active. Pashupatinath is one of the world’s most important Shiva shrines and a site of cremation for dignitaries. Boudhanath is one of the largest and grandest stupa in Asia and busy from dawn to dusk with devotees. Swayambhunath, aka the monkey temple, is famously perched on a hill overlooking the city. While visiting these sites we will also get the chance to explore some of the lesser known but equally as valuable treasures near by. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 - drive to Syabrubesi (1,420 m / 4,655 ft.) – 7-9hrs

We start our scenic drive after an early morning breakfast, traveling by local bus out of the valley and along the picturesque highway that heads north. The beautiful scenery along the way includes rivers, terraced fields, villages and sights of the snowy mountains on clear days. The initial section of the drive is relatively pleasant to Trishuli bazaar. The road then becomes a bit more rugged as it ascends to Dhunche and dropping back down to Syabrubesi, a bazaar town with much to explore including a riverside hot springs. Overnight at lodge. 

Day 04 - trek to lama hotel (2,470m/8,110ft) - 6hrs

From Syabrubesi, we inaugurate our first day on the trail. The route crosses the Bhotekosi and Langtang River and follows pleasantly up the rushing Langtang River through fertile jungle and terraced fields. We pass through rural settlements and bamboo and birch groves where we have a chance to spot rare, local wildlife including the red panda. The trail gradually rises to reach lama hotel. Overnight at lodge.

Day 05 - trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,255ft) - 6 hrs.

Today we continue alongside the river through lush landscape as we ascend upward through dense forests. Along the way, we will occasionally see the snowy peaks ahead, calling us onward. Eventually the narrow river valley widens out at Ghoratabela. In this area, there was once a Tibetan resettlement project running, and currently, Ghoratabela has an army check post, where we register our papers, and a few nearby lodges. We continue past prayer wheels driven by flowing water and prayer flags to scenic Langtang, a large settlement of mostly Tamang people with a nearby monastery. Overnight at lodge.

Day 06 -trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,865m/12,675ft)- 3 hrs.

We continue our gradual ascent as we pass through small villages and meadows. The wide valley offers far-reaching panoramas. The route crosses several tributaries and a glacial moraine and then finally we arrive at the last and highest community of our journey, a place known as Kyangjin Gompa named after the nearby, ancient monastery. After lunch at our lodge, we have the option of an afternoon climb to Kyajori, a spectacular viewpoint above to the direct north of the settlement. Overnight at lodge. 

Day 07 - exploration day at Kyangjin Gompa

The upper Langtang valley offers much to explore for trekkers. The high elevation landscape is broad and affords many views and opportunities to approach the mountains and associated glaciers more closely. There is much to see and do as we enjoy a day of exploration of the area. Beyond the requisite visits to the monastery and cheese factory, we have optional hikes to Langshisa Kharka and the viewpoint of Tserkori (5450), for trekkers feeling more than a little ambitious. We return to Kyangjin Gompa for the evening. Overnight at lodge.

Day 08 - trek back to lama hotel – 6 hrs.

From Kyangjin gumbo, we say goodbye to the upper highlands and begin back down and out the valley. We retrace the arrival route through Langtang village and break for lunch at Ghoratabela where the army check post registers our exit. After the leisurely lunch we continue down through the dense forests of the river valley to lama hotel. Overnight at lodge.

Day 09 -trek to Syabrubesi (1,420 m / 4,655 ft.)- 5 hrs.

We have reached our final day on the trekking trail. Today we make a pleasant hike along the Langtang River as we head down the beautiful valley. We gradually descend through bamboo and birch and spectacular landscape to cross the Langtang and Bhotekosi rivers to Syabrubesi, the starting point of our trekking journey where we will meet our bus to Kathmandu tomorrow. Overnight at lodge.

Day 10 - drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu –7-9 hrs.

We make an early start by local bus on a journey back to Kathmandu. The road follows along the scenic Trishuli river valley as we head south through the hills. Along the way we will have good views of the lush scenery and terraced farmland and perhaps even some final glimpses of the mountains. Accommodation at selected hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11 - transfer to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan international airport for your international departure

Our team will accompany you by private vehicle to the international airport for your final departure home.

 

Please note: the itinerary listed above is a general guideline; please be advised that it might be necessary to modify it due to external factors beyond our means including and not limited to the following: unstable weather, accessibility and availability of lodging and campsites, unforeseen governmental, trail and ecological conditions and other circumstances beyond our control. Although, it is improbable that changes will occur that would significantly alter the original itinerary, we cannot be held accountable for the results of delays or changes beyond our control. In the event of an itinerary adjustment or need to redirect to other trails and areas, the lead guide will ultimately make the final choice on the best rerouting after consulting with the group members and keeping in mind the interests of the party as a whole. If an alteration is necessary, then we will certainly do everything we can to diminish the effects. For full details see terms and conditions.

Cost

expedition cost is $1660 twin share, ex Kathmandu.

COST INCLUDES:

Private airport transfers.
Three nights accommodation at a Three-Star hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included).
A personally guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle and entrance fees to World Heritage Sites.
Return transport from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi by local bus.
Tea House/lodge accommodation during the trek.
All Standard Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the Trek.
Experienced and licensed local Guide with accompanying porters (generally, 1 porter per 2 trekkers) to assist with carrying gear during the trek. (We cover the porters’ meals, lodging, salary, transport, insurance, equipment, and other essentials.)
Langtang National Park Entry Permit fees.
Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
Medical kit.
All Government and local taxes.
Certificate of Completion.
Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu the eve of your international departure

COST EXCLUDES:

International flight.
Travel Insurance.
Major meals (other than breakfast) in Kathmandu.
All personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar bills, beverages, snacks.
Personal clothing and gear.
Extra shower fees at lodges along the trail, battery re-charge fees, andincidental expenses along the trail.
Tips for Guide and Porters.
Cost raised by cancelation and events beyond our control, e.g., landsides necessitating trail diversions, weather delays, political unrest, illness, et cetera.

Extras

Note the below items can be added at the time of booking.