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Langtang Trek

Langtang trekking is one of the short trekkings in Nepal and is popular due to the easy access to the region within short period of time from Kathmandu and yet the place is left with secret beauties. Trekking in Langtang passes through lush forest and less visited diverse ethnic settlements where the culture and tradition are similar to Tibetans due to its proximity to the Tibetan boarder. The trek offers the beautiful sceneries of pine forest, slow moving rivers and swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow–capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows. The Langtang valley itself is a valley of glaciers and plethora of mountains surrounding it making cradle for the mountaineers. Langtang trekking takes us to the vantage point Kanjin Gompa for the spectacular panoramic views of stunning Langtang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m) and Dorje Lakpa (6990m).

  • Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu
    Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by a staff / representative from Himalayan Trekking Team as you come out at the airport after the immigration formalities. You will be transferred to a hotel. A briefing of the trekking trip will be arranged at a convenient time. 

    Day 02: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi ( 7 – 8 hrs. drive )
    We depart from Kathmandu in the morning and drive for 4 hours to Trishuli via Kakani, an excellent spot to view mountain range and another 4 hours to Dhunche (1,970 m) from where we have magnificent views high peaks of Gheng (6,581 m.) and Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.) to the north and Ganesh Peak (7,460 m.) to the west. We cross Trisuli River that drains away from the Gosainkunda Lake and our drive gradually climbs up through beautiful chir and blue pine forest and arrives at Syabrubensi,

    Day 03: Syabrubensi – Lama Hotel ( 2380m., 5 – 6 hrs. )
    We descend to  Langtang Khola (18,90 m.), cross and head up the river through an impressive gorge. There is no human habitation over here but only the forest of rhododendron and other vegetation. We arrive at Lama Hotel.

    Day 04: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village ( 3430m., 5 – 6 hrs )
    We hike up through the dense forest following the valley and then leave the tree line behind. The view of Langtang Lirung is magnificent. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels and chortens and view Langtang Valley and its soaring peaks. We arrive at the high alpine valley of Langtang inhabited by yak herding people.

    Day 05: Langtang Village – Kyanjin Gompa ( 3870m., 5 – 4 hrs )
    We pass through yak pastures and one of the largest mani walls made from the stones carven with prayers under the great snow peaks and arrive at Kyanjin Gompa, the last village in Langtang with a lovely Buddhist monastery under the shadow of stunning Himalayas and glaciers. 

    Day 06: Exploration Day   
    Kyanjin Gompa Valley is in the midst of exceptionally rugged and beautiful mountain ranges ringed with glaciers, snowfalls and huge moraines. The views of Langtang Lirung (7,246 m.), Langtang Ri (7,239 m.), Lanpo Gang (7100 m.) and Dorji Lakpa (6,989 m) are magnificent. One may opt for taking worthwhile excursion up to the glaciers or a 2-hour or climb to Tserko Ri peak ( 4904m. ) which requires no technical skills nor any mountaineering gears. You may visit  a cheese factory as well. 

    Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2380m., 6 – 7 hrs )
    We pass through yak pastures, crossing several wooden bridges leaving behind Langtang Valley. We follow the downhill trail passing through forest and arrive at Lama Hotel.

    Day 08: Lama Hotel – Syabrubensi (  5 hrs. )
    We walk downhill and cross the Langtang Khola again. We pass though lush green vegetation enjoying the spectacular view of larch, flowers and the valley. We walk down gradually through the forest and cross Langtang Khola again to arrive Syabrubensi.

    Day 09: Syabrubensi – Kathmandu ( 7 – 8 hrs. drive )    
    After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu, stopping in Trisuli for lunch. You check – in at hotel in Kathmandu. A farewell dinner with culture program will be arranged in the evening.

    Day 10: Airport transfer for onward journey
    You can do your last minute shopping, buying souvenirs to your loved ones before we bid farewell to you and transfer you to Tribhuwan International Airport for your onward journey.

Cost Includes
-    International airport arrival and departure
-    Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan ( as per the choice of the trekkers )
-    All necessary paperwork for permit ( national park entrance, TIMS card )
-    Accommodation at the hotels / lodges in the trekking trail
-    All meals ( breakfast, lunch and dinner ) in the trekking
-    An experienced English speaking trek leader ( trekking guide ) and assistant trekking guide ( 4 trekking members ), and porters ( one porter between two trekkers ) to carry luggage including their meals, accommodation, wages, equipment and accident insurance.
-    First aid medical kit
-    All government and local taxes
-     Farewell dinner


Cost Excludes
-    International airfare to and from Kathmandu
-    Nepal visa fee
-    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
-    Travel and rescue insurance for trekking members
-    Any additional expenses due to domestic flight delay or cancellation
-    Any other expenses of personal nature (phone calls, laundry, bar bills battery recharge, hot shower and boiled water in the trekking).
-    Gratuity for the trekking staffs

 

 

 

Note: Kathmandu – Lukla - Kathmandu flight may be delayed by few hours or even cancelled due to bad weather condition. You should be prepared for such flight delays or cancellations. We will do our best to avoid such conditions. In case of flight cancellation, we will try to get you on the flight for the next day. Getting early flight for the next day may be not possible during the high season. We can arrange flight by helicopter as well with extra cost. If we have a group of 4- 5 people, we can charter helicopter for you to fly from Kathmandu - Lukla or vice versa. It will be advisable to have extra days in Kathmandu before and after the trekking. Great Himalayan Guide can arrange you cultural / adventure tours ( such as sightseeing tours, rafting, jungle safari, ) with extra cost if the extra days are not used for the flight conditions to Lukla and back. If the flight is delayed and cancelled for several days which could disturb your onward journey, you are free to choose trekking in Annapurna, Langtang and other regions.Great Himalayan Guide will arrange the alternative trek for you as soon as possible.