Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang Valley Trekking is one of the nearest trekking routes from Kathmandu, yet it is relatively uncrowned. The famous Langtang National Park is located in the area and the region is the home of the Tamangs. The valley offers a chance to experience a range of climate zones within a short span. Despite being so near from Kathmandu, the trek will take you to some of the most isolated and sparsely populated territories of the Himalayas.
Langtang Valley borders the Tibetan region and the trek will take you tantalizingly close to the border of Tibet. Towards the lower altitudes you will encounter Hindu communities but as you gradually move further north, you will come across Nepali communities that have distinct Tibetan features in their outlook, culture and tradition.
Langtang Valley Trekking will take you through basins and ridges, valleys, wild rhododendrons, snow-steeped peaks, waterfalls and rivulets. Above all, you will see some of the most dramatic base-to-peak rises that make the mountains seem taller to the naked eye. You will see such mountains as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak and Changbu looming over the hills and the sparse living communities. All along the trek you will see beautiful monasteries and Buddhist player flags fluttering from top of the houses of the local Tamang people.
One of the highlights of Langtang Valley Trekking is the famous Gosaikunda Lake. It holds a special religious significance for Hindus who consider the lake to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Every year thousands of pilgrims throng to Gosaikunda to offer their homage at the place.
If you want to travel a less travelled but equally marvelous route then Langtang Valley Trekking – 10 days may just provide the right trail for you. Everest Hiking also offers Langtang Circuit Trekking - 22 Days and along with this Langtang Goshikunda Trekking - 15 Days are some of the similar package done in this region.
Trekking and Hiking
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1 to 12 persons
Sep to Nov and Mar to May
Day1: Arrival Kathmandu AM/PM
Arrival and transfer to Hotel accommodation.
Day2: Kathmandu sightseeing and basic preparation about the Trip
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.In Kathmandu, you will be visiting Pashupatinath, the most famous and revered Hindu shrine in the country; Boudhanath, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Soyambhunath, which contains both Buddhist and Hindu shrines and stands as testimony to the religious harmony that exists in the country.
Day3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1,550m, drive 8 hrs
Morning drive to Sybrubesi from Kathmandu. This is a major village town and trading post for the people who stay in this region. We also get to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the well known peaks of the Langtang region.
Day4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380m) - 6/7 hrs Trek:
After breakfast start our trek,We Cross through the suspension bridge while heading precipitously along a stream. The River we are following is a lot of the Langtang River. We can enjoy our walk going through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests.
Day5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village 3430m - 6/7 hrs Trek:
We head from lama hotel to continue our ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7,246 meter. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. We arrive at Langtang valley after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters.
Day6: Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa 3870m, 2/3 hrs Trek :
We pass through the tiny village, stone-built houses and climb to a Chorten and pass a huge mani along a gentle path of a hill. The valley relocates to a U-shaped one as we enter into a level of riverbed. Today is pretty short walking; allowing time to acclimatize and explore our surroundings. This place is famous for cheese and curd.
Day7: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day
We take a day off for acclimatization and a proper rest. This is real good for our bodies. We get to explore interesting places like a nearby monastery, and a cheese factory etc. We can climb Kyangjin Ri located at 4350m from where amazing views of snow-capped mountains lie wonderfully spread out right next to us.
Day8: Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel - 5 hrs Trek:
After a healthy breakfast in the morning, we trek downhill to Lama Hotel. It is about 5 hours relaxed hiking at our pace.
Day9: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi 1400m, 5hrs :
After a delicious hot breakfast, we leave the mountains behind us as our descent takes us at a gentle pace back to Syabru Bensi where our trek started a week earlier.
Day10: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu - 8 hrs drive:
After a hearty breakfast at our own pace, we pack up and get set for our drive to Kathmandu where the comforts of our hotel await us with a soft comfortable bed. Overnight in the valley of the gods or so they say…at our hotel in Kathmandu and a comfy soft bed.
Day11: Back to home country
After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home.
· Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
· Standard accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu.
· Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus if you require Kathmandu sightseeing.
· All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
· Best available Guesthouses accommodation during the trek.
· Local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
· The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
· Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
· Langtang National Park permits.
· Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Outshine Adventure Trekking.
· Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
· All our government taxes.
· Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
· Your travel insurance.
· Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
· Personal trekking Equipments.
· Tips for trekking staff and driver--Tipping is expected.
· Any others expenses except your trek.
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