Trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley of NepalSituated in the Central Himalaya, Langtang is the closest national park to Kathmandu. The park boundary extends from 20 miles north of Kathmandu all the way to the Nepal-China (Tibet) border. Langtang National Park is home to some of the most diverse eco-systems in the Central Himalayas. These include small areas of subtropical forest to mid-elevation forests of temperate oak and pine to alpine scrub and grasses giving way to bare rocks and snow. Oaks, pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce and various species of rhododendron make up the main forest species. These forested areas provide habitat for a wide range of animals including wild dog, Red Panda, pika, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, rhesus monkey and common langur. About 45 villages are situated within the park boundaries, which have influenced the natural environment over the centuries.
The newest addition to our Lodge Trek Series enters the Langtang Valley and beautiful Gosainkund Lakes via the crossing of the Laurabina La pass at 15,120 feet. Langtang attracts far fewer trekkers than Nepal’s other main trekking areas of Everest and Annapurna. The valleys of Langtang were first explored by Bill Tilman, the well known Himalayan explorer and mountaineer, who described it as “one of the world's most beautiful valleys”. From our lodge at Kyangin Gompa, we will explore the impressive glaciated upper valley surrounded by high Himalayan peaks. Langtang was declared a National Park in 1976, consists mostly of mountainous terrain and home to approximately 3,000 ethnically diverse people; the Tamangs, Yolmus and Bhotias, who originated from Tibet. The eastern upper meadows of the Langtang Valley abruptly end in a massive mountain wall, forming the frontier with Tibet.
Max Elivation/Altitude:- 4350mtr/14268 ft
Trip Duration:- 11 Days
Daily Walking hour:- 5/6 Hours
Level:- Easy trek
Accomodation/food:- Lodge to lodge, Choice menu, & Local organic food.
Group Size:- 1 Minimum pax - 20 Maximum pax
Season:- February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November & December
Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu. (1345 meters.)
A Himalaya Caravan Adventure representative will meet you at the airport and transfer you to our chain hotel.
Day 2: Trip arrangements, meeting with crew members and sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley.
You will meet your trekking guide, discuss the trekking program and coordinate any last-minute arrangements. After/before staff meeting, our professional tour guide will take you to visit some historical, religious and cultural sites of Kathmandu including Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swyambhunath and Patan Durbar Square.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabru besi by Private Vehicle [2000m]
We have an early departure for the 7 hour drive to our starting point at the foot of the Langtang Valley. The road takes a spectacular route, climbing high over the ridges to escape the Kathmandu Valley and providing us with a superb panorama of the Himalayan Range, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region that we will soon become better acquainted with.
Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel [2748m]
Our trail initially crosses the Bhote Kosi, flowing down from Tibet, which is literally only a few kilometres away. We then gradually climb up through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life, to join the trail from Syabru. We follow the river, climbing through uninhabited forest of oak and rhododendron and maybe catching a glimpse of langur monkeys roaming through the trees. We continue climbing along a steep trail to our camp in the forest.
Day 5: Trek to Langtang village [3500m]
As we continue climbing today there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighbouring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.
Day 6: Trek to Kyangjin [3800m]
The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatise and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions.
Day 7: Rest day in Kyangjin
A day to rest and explore the area. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [or ‘peak’ - 4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
Day 8: Trek to Lama hotel [2784m]
From Kyangjin we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 9: Trek to Syabru besi [2000m]
We continue retracing our steps to Syabru besi, enjoying the glorious forested hills of Nepal.
Day 10: By Private vehicle back to Kathmandu.
By private Vehicle back to the Kathmandu and the time is yours to spend relaxing in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure.
A member of the Himalaya Caravan Adventure Team will transfer you back to the airport for your flight home.
· Domestic Airport picks up & drops by private vehicle.
· Accommodation in Kathmandu
· Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with entrance fee
· All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
· Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
· English speaking guide during the trek and required number of Porters (1 for 2 people basis) to carry your luggage during the trek; their food, accommodation, salary, transportation fair, insurance, equipments etc.
· Kathmandu - Syabru besi - Kathmandu, Privare vehicle
· Langtang conservation area Entrance fee.
· Trekker’s information management system(TIMS) card fees.
· Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag to use during the trek.
· Travel & Rescue arrangements.
· All our government taxes and official expenses.
· Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
· Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks etc.,
· All beverages and bar bills.
· Travel Insurance (Essential).
· Personal trekking equipment except stated above.
· Tips for guide, porter and driver
· Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances that is beyond HCA control
Above day-to-day program schedule can be changeable, According to our valuable client’s intention and the situation of weather and also the duration of your trip of Nepal vacation.