- Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,Scenic drive to/from Kathmandu
- Visit Tibetan village at Langtang, ascent of Chorkari Ri (5050m)
- Amazing views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa Ganjala Range, Dorje Lakpa Range, Khemjung Glacier & Kyangjin Gompa
Trekking around Langtang Valley takes you so close to Himalayas in comparatively less effort that it seems you are in a dreamland. Langtang valley trek is one of its kind of adventure nearby Kathmandu valley comprising excellent blend of nature, culture and Himalayas. What else do you wish for? It’s like lottery for those who want to see more in less days, less money and less challenges. Bingo! You hit it right!
The similar thing about Langtang and Kathmandu is that both are valleys but difference is Kathmandu is a capital city where you will arrive first and Langtang is at northern side quite near to snow capped Himalayan peaks. This trekking site is one of the popular one of Nepal, so trekking routes are well developed. It was spooked by 2015 earthquake, but still the strong will power of local inhabitants with assist from Nepal government, Langtang has stood on its own feet now with plenty of local lodges, meals and other services targeted for hikers like you. Recently Langtang Marathon event was also conducted there which will now organized annually to promote local tourism. The major highlight of this trip is the final destination at either Kyangin ri (4350m), or if you think you are tough then hike further up to Cherku ri(5000+m) for excellent Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Langtang 2 and other surrounding peaks along with tumbling glaciers. Now that’s somewhere that you want to go right?
So, how to get there? There is no domestic flight involved in here. In just 6 to 7 hours bus/jeep drive from Kathmandu you can reach the starting point of this trek at Syabrubesi. Then you hike for 5 to 6 days at Langtang region and zoom back to Kathmandu on vehicle. Local Tamang and Sherpa communities will welcome you with their heart and I am damn sure you will start missing the place as soon as you complete this exciting Langtang valley trekking adventure.
Finally, is this trip for you?
Hell yes! It is for you. This 11 days of trek and is suitable for anyone seeking for short trekking because of their busy schedule. Any human with two legs and normal health who can walk 5-6 hours a day can complete this trekking. You don’t even need gravity to fall in love with amazing Langtang valley. To know further about this trekking, you can check Langtang valley trek itinerary below.
Average rating: 3 reviews
May 31, 2017
Unforgettable Langtang Valley Trek
We (me and my friend) just returned from unforgettable Langtang valley trek organized by my friend Hari from Icicles Adventure Treks.
Actually this was our second time with Icicles as we were very much impressed with their efforts during our last year’s Everest base camp trek. So, we chose same company with same trekking guide Shiva with porter Prakash and Rishi.
We came to know many negative things about Langtang trek after earthquake. But we found that currently in 2017, there were plenty of tea house offering its services and trekking trail was completely passable. So, as the village is reconstructing and trying to be better than before, I guess this is the best time to visit Langtang region.
Thanks to Hari, who setup our Jeep to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu and we are thankful to that driver too who drove safely through narrow roads. And quick stops between the roads with local lunch were great too.
Langtang National Park was very insightful as it showed us plenty of occasion where we spotted Langur monkeys, different varieties of rhododendron trees and other faunas like horses, mules and few Yaks.
We were there during spring season in late April and the weather was perfectly fine without any rain disturbing our plan. Also we would like to thank Indira for providing us updated information on daily itineraries and other stuffs. Even at high season in Nepal, there were no hassle in teahouses. We guessed Langtang needs even more travelers than before and is able to surpass expectations of trekkers.
Finally, we would like to recommend Icicles Adventure for all who are planning for treks in Nepal. They are very much friendly and professional team. Soon, we are planning for our next year trip with them.
Apr 21, 2017
Langtang Valley Trek
We completed this trek in February 2017 and it was our best experience in Nepal. We were provided an English speaking guide and porter and although many people do this trek alone for us as part of a larger trip this was just not feasible due to equipment needed (all provided by icicles) and time required.Our itinerary was tailer made to suit our requirements and abilities and we ended up scaling two peaks instead of the advertised one which was excellent.We would not hesitate to book again and hopefully we will be back to do Everest base camp in a few years.
Jan 23, 2017
Fantastic trek strongly recommendable
I did the Langtang trek las November. Everything was superb: organization and supervision by Icicles managers Hari and Indira which took care of every detail regarding the preparation. The guide-porter Bisal was also efficient and very kind during the whole trek. And, what can I say about Langtang? If you love hikking but not in massive routes, if you like to feel in the midst of the Nepali-Tibetan, culture see how the real life in the in a Himalayan valley is, just go to Langtang. The route is beautiful al the time and you won' t find thousands of people in your way. It's magic, it's silent, it's peaceful, it's sort of mystic it's charming. It's Langtang.
Thank you Eugenia for taking a time and writing a review. We feel happy to make our clients happy. Cheers! an have a nice day!
Langtang Valley Trek – 11 days Day to day Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft):
All your months of planning and preparations finally is going to happen and you must be excited to join our Langtang Valley Trekking adventure as you approach Tribhuwan International airport today. After your arrival at airport, complete your visa and custom formalities and you will be met by our one of the office representative at arrival terminals outside airport holding a display card with your name printed on it. Enjoy comfortable transfer to your respective hotel and you will be assisted in checking in too by our staff. Later enjoy free time until end of the day. You will be staying overnight at your pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02- Sightseeing around culturally affluent Kathmandu valley:
We must have heard about rich culture and tradition of Kathmandu that will be coming true today. Initially after having our early meal, meet our tour guide and he shall take you around major UNESCO world heritage sites around Kathmandu valley. Our sightseeing tour day might start with visit to Kathmandu durbar square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. After completion of sightseeing program, meet our professional and trained trekking guide who will give you brief introduction on trekking days, gears and equipments required and will be acquired if any is missing. Later you stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. Meal includes breakfast.
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4796ft) by bus 7 Hrs drive:
Trek to Langtang valley begins after we take a bus/jeep drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. This 6 to 8 hours of drive consists many offroad segments, however, mountainous views, greenery and quick stop interactions/food at local sites makes this drive worth memorable in good terms. We see the raging Trisuli river, terrace farmlands and spotted views of Ganesh Himal. City surrounding gradually changes into village and remote atmosphere as we cross Dhunche. After reaching at Syabrubesi first thing we do is get fresh at our local lodge and stroll around the site enjoying local bakery, cheese items and may be a cup of tea/coffee. We stay overnight at local lodge in Syabrubesi. Meal today includes breakfast lunch and dinner.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500m/8202ft) 5 Hrs:
Today our trekking activity begins. Initially we have an early morning breakfast followed by getting ready for a day’s walk. Then we walk crossing Bhote Koshi river, Langtang Khola. In this way, we have gradual ascend to a site called Bamboo making our every step careful while crossing landslide prone area. Most of the lunch sites are next to riverside; here we shall have our lunch at Ramche and further push ourselves to Lama Hotel. This Langtang valley trek gives us wonderful opportunity to spot rare flora, fauna and most probably we could see red pandas, langur monkeys. Later we stay overnight at local lodge. Meal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Total walking hours would be approximately 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3430m/11253ft) 5 Hrs:
The route then follows most affected site by 2015 earthquake. Whole Langtang village was destroyed by the disaster. Now however, Langtang Village is reconstructed and we can see tea houses in operation. We shall stay at Langtang village to take an extra step to walk little further towards Mundu village and stop there for today. From mani stone walls to excellent views of Langtang Lirung, Changbu and Kinshung peak is visible. Therefore because of more spectacular views than from Langtang village, we prefer to stay here tonight at local lodge. Meal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. Total walking hours today would be 5 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3798m / 12460ft) 2 Hrs:
Leaving behind Mundu, we push ourselves towards Kyangin Gompa. Walk from Mundu to Kyangin Gompa is just 2 hours of gradual ascend via beautiful grazing lands, crossing small river streams over wooden bridge. There used to be a cheese factory here which is now not in operation and famous monastery over here is also under reconstruction. Your physical fitness, capability and interest also comes into play today, as if you prefer, you can hike from Mundu to Kyangin Ri (4300m/14107ft) and return to Kyangin gompa today. Or else simply arrive at Kyangin gompa today and plan for Kyangin ri or Cherkuri hike for next day. We stay at local lodge in Kyangin Gompa today. Meal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 07: Ascend from Kyangin Gompa to Kyangin ri (4300m/14107 ft) or Cherku ri (4984m /16351ft) 7-8 hours:
Kyangin Gompa can be compared to Gorakshep during Everest base camp trek. As we extend to either Kalapathher or EBC and return to Gorakshep for night halt. We hike up to Kyangin ri or Cherku ri and return to Kyangin gompa for overnight stay during Langtang valley trek. Gorakshep is more remote and at higher altitude however.
Among couple of climbing options like towards Cherku ri via Kyangin ri and towards Langtang glacier; ascend to Kyangin ri is most popular among trekkers as it offers amazing Himalayan sceneries and surrounding with less effort and time compared to hike upto Cherku ri. If you chose to ascend Cherku ri, we need to carry packed lunch as there are no other lunch sites along remote route nearby 5000m. Enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Himalayan range (Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Langtang II), snowy surroundings with tumbling glaciers and return down to Kyangin gompa for overnight stay. Overall it would take 7 to 8 hours walk today. Meal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2500m/8202ft) 5-6 hrs:
After absorbing plenty of Himalayan settings and surroundings yesterday, from now mostly, we descend downwards via same route. Regardless being the same trail, change in direction gives us different perspective to landscape views, cultural settings, and more. Crossing the Ghodatablea,walking through river side of Langtang Khola, finally we arrive at tea house in Lama hotel for overnight stay. We walk for more or less 5 to 6 hours today. Meal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 09: Trek to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4796ft):
Every beginning has its ending. As a sense of which today will be our last walking day in Langtang Valley Trek. From Lama Hotel we pass through culturally rich Sherpa village of Sherpagaun, views becomes more greener on the side with wide valleys, more local settlements and more options to explore ethnic group of Tamang people too. Across our Langtang trekking trail, at western side we have a route that takes us for Tamang heritage trail to Gatlang; while at eastern side crossing the Laurebina pass takes us to pilgrimage site of Gosaikunda. Considering these available options to extend our trek -for few extra days, we shall take 7-8 hours drive to Kathmandu tomorrow that completes our standard 11 days of Langtang Valley trek. We stay overnight at local teahouse in Syabrubesi. Meal includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu:
Today we simply take a morning drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu concluding our Langtang trekking adventure. As we arrive Kathmandu after 7 – 8 hours of drive, our office representative will assist you in checking into your hotel. Enjoy free time until end of the day. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu. Meal includes breakfast.
Day 11: Final Departure Drive to Tribhuwan international airport (TIA) for your home departure
You shall be ready with all your packing done for international departure. We will surely assist you in transferring from your hotel to Tribhuwan International Airport approximately 3 hours prior scheduled international flight. And finally we hope that we have been successful in organizing a wonderful Langtang valley trek for you. See you again in near future. Farewell friend.
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