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Langtang Valley Trek

Trek through spectacular alpine meadows, past raging glacial fed rivers, experiencing traditional Tamang culture along the way. 11 days.

  • India & Nepal
  • March—May, September—January
  • Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Check flights

This is a true expedition of Tibetan culture; witness how the locals live as you trek through the villages and climb the small peaks of Nepal before reaching the breathtaking sights of the Himalayas from the Langtang Valley. This ‘bucket-list’ trip includes:

  • 8 days of trekking
  • 7 nights of accommodation along the trek
  • 2 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Local, professional English-speaking guide
  • Porter on 2:1 basis
  • All meals during the trek
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • Permits and entrance fees
  • Transfers to/from Kathmandu city
  • Airport transfers

Perfect for:
Those who want to experience the Himalayas without climbing them; a moderate level of fitness is all you need for this classic, easy-going trek.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Nepal visa
  • Meals in Kathmandu except for welcome and farewell evening meals
  • Refreshments/beverages during the trek
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

This trip will run with a maximum of 8

Sure can. A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

This trek is classified as moderate to adventurous, suitable for those with a moderate fitness level. This trek allows you to gain altitude relatively quickly without many steep climbs.

The average temperature follows a steady climb and fall throughout the year with average temperatures of 0-11˚C in the early months, 12-15˚C during the mid-months, and dropping to 5˚C towards the end of the year.

The most rainfall is seen during June, July and August along with high humidity, while the beginning of the year is when you are more likely to see snow.

This trip can be taken all year round but the best months are March – May or September – November.

Nepal has a huge variety of different foods. Your guide will help you experience the vast array of foods available but ultimately you can pick what you like at a variety of prices. We recommend trying the Dal Bhat - a spiced mixture of lentils and rice - as it is the traditional Nepali day-to-day dish (not to mention it’s extremely healthy and affordable.)

A down jacket and sleeping bags will be made available on request while trekking. You’ll also be provided with a duffle bag and t-shirt. Each member of the group will be given a trekking map and adventure certificate to mark your accomplishment. A group medical kit box will be available.

Our adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travellers and very small groups, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

Yes, of course. Just send any enquiries to the host and they will create a bespoke itinerary that suits your needs. Alternatively, have a look at our shorter itineraries.

You will be provided with a local English-speaking guide, private vehicle and all of the entry fees to the sites and attractions.

The tour includes: - The Swayambhunath, a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site; - The Pashupatinath Temple, one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for the devotees of Shiva; - Kathmandu Durbar Square which lies in front of the royal palace of the former Kathmandu Kingdom; - The historical Bhaktapur monument.

Your host recommends to pack the following:

  • 1 rucksack/backpack
  • 2 pair lightweight trousers
  • Sunglasses
  • 1 small daypack (20-30l)
  • Trainers
  • Money belt
  • Sunhat / warm hat
  • Mosquito repellent
  • 1 Torch / flashlight
  • 1 Swiss army knife
  • 1 Swimming costume
  • 1 pair shorts
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Personal medication / first aid kit
  • 1 Washing kit
  • 1 pair of strong walked-in mountain boots
  • 1 four-season sleeping bag (comfortable to -15c)
  • 1 down jacket / All-weather anorak
  • 1 water bottle (1 ltr.)
  • 1 pair waterproof gaiters / over trousers
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 1 Medium sized towel
  • 1 Fleece/warm sweater
  • 1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
  • 2 Long sleeve cotton or (polypropylene) shirts
  • Warm waterproof gloves
  • 3 Pair heavy wool sock, 2 pairs light socks
  • Cotton headscarf/bandana
  • Waterproof pack cover
  • Sunblock / lotions
  • Water purifying tablets (if you don’t want to buy bottled water)

Start point?
You’ll arrive in Kathmandu, a city famed for its historical sights and bustling city centre.Your host will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Aiport (KTM) at any time of the day to be transferred to your hotel.

Finish point?
Your host can either drop you off at your hotel in Kathmandu or transfer you back to the airport.

Getting there and away?
Kathmandu is accessible via the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Book whichever flight suits you best. Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

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Location

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The Langtang region of Nepal is located to the north of Kathmandu, bordering Tibet. Home to a whole host of natural beauties, you find yourself trekking through rhododendron and bamboo forests with an abundance of wildlife, majestic waterfalls, hot springs, and of course, magnificent views of the Himalayan mountain range.

Langtang Valley trekking is probably one of the best opportunities you’ll ever have to witness authentic Tibetan culture because of its close proximity to Tibet itself.

Visiting Kathmandu will be a pupil-dilating experience. Regarded by some as one enormous art gallery of architecture and museum of religion, you’ll be blown away by some of the finest woodcarvings and stone sculpted temples. Be sure to enjoy a bit of shopping during your time here, as this will be an experience in itself.

Start point?
You’ll arrive in Kathmandu, a city famed for its historical sights and bustling city centre.Your host will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Aiport (KTM) at any time of the day to be transferred to your hotel.

Finish point?
Your host can either drop you off at your hotel in Kathmandu or transfer you back to the airport.

Getting there and away?
Kathmandu is accessible via the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM). Book whichever flight suits you best. Your host will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances such as erupting Icelandic volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a credit card.

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu

From the moment you leave the airport, you’ll enjoy the hustle and bustle that Kathmandu (1400m) has to offer. The sight of the soaring Himalayan peaks in the distance as you are taken by private transfer to your hotel will set the scene for your trip ahead.

Get settled in your hotel room and enjoy some relaxation time before being welcomed to an evening of fine food at one of the city’s most cultural restaurants.

Day 2: Head to the starting point of Syabrubesi

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before being collected by local bus to take you to your trek starting point at Syabrubesi (1420m). This scenic drive will take you through Trishuli Valley past rural villages, and picturesque mountains and raging blue rivers.

You’ll stop for a restaurant lunch on the route before arriving in Syabrubesi with time still left in the day to do some exploring of the area before your overnight stay here.

5-6 hours driving

Day 3: Start trekking to Rimche

The gentle start to the trek will take you across Bhote Koshi River. The ascending trail will then take you through two hours of tranquil forest before a one hour climb to Bamboo Village (1850m); one of the many well-established villages you will visit on your trek.

The trek will continue to climb gently to Rimche (2400m) at the bank of Langtang Khola before your final ascend through deep bamboo forest and arrive at Lama Hotel, your accommodation for the night.

5-6 hours trekking

Day 4: Trek to Langtang Village (3500m)

Today’s trek will commence after breakfast with a three hour trek through scented pine forests to reach the village of Ghoda Tabela.

You’ll enjoy more beautiful views on a further three-hour scenic trail which will take you to Langtang Village (3500m). Here you will be free to explore before relaxing for the evening in your overnight accommodation in Langtang Village.

5-6 hours trekking

Day 5: Last stop – Kyanjin Gompa (3900m)

Today you leave Langtang Village after breakfast and head on a three to four hour walk to the final stop on your trek – Kyanjin Gompa. From here you can marvel at the sights of Mt. Ganchempo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. Spend the rest of your day exploring the area and seeing how the locals live before resting for the night in a local hotel.

3-4 hours trekking

Day 6: Hike around the Langtang Valley and Glacier

Today you get the entire day to embrace the natural beauty of Kyanjin Gompa.

In the morning you will climb Kyanjin Ri (4350m) where you’ll not only feel like you have reached the skies, you will also witness a 360 degrees panoramic view over snow-capped mountains.

In the afternoon you will visit the stunning Langtang Glacier. Marvel at its beauty as the sun reflects from its surface. As well as spectacular views, there’s local wildlife nearby on the beautiful yak pasture land of Kharak.

Complete today’s trek returning to Kyanjin Gompa for your second night’s stay.

10-11 hours trekking

Day 7: The scenic route back to Ghore Tabela (3020m)

Today will be one of the more gentle days of your trip; after breakfast you’ll enjoy the short scenic trek back to Ghore Tabela (3020m). You’ll enjoy some much-welcomed rest here and your overnight stay.

4 hours trekking

Day 8: Time to explore Syabrubesi

Gradually making your way back to the start of your trek, today you will head back to Syabrubesi via Bamboo Village (1850m) and travelling along the Bhote Koshi river. Staying overnight in Syabrubesi will give you plenty of time to properly explore the area.

6-7 hours trekking

Day 9: Back to Kathmandu

After breakfast you’ll be collected and taken back to Kathmandu (1400m) by bus. In symmetry to how your trip began, you can take some time out to relax or take a stroll around the capital before enjoying a farewell dinner in one of the city’s best cultural restaurants. Expect dishes created from fresh, healthy ingredients with strong influences from both India and Tibet.

Day 10: Snap back to reality – departure day

This is your last day but we strongly recommend you don’t dwell on that too much. With so much culture to experience in Kathmandu, why not spend the time you have left soaking it up. Alternatively, you can try your hand at some of the more ‘typical tourist’ stuff like shopping for souvenirs for mum.

When the time comes, you will be collected by your private transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.

Note: The actual itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, road conditions, etc.

Accommodation

Generally, most adventures to Nepal are based in remote areas where the accommodation will be basic. There are different star hotels available in the city area but during the trek, we will be staying at tea houses. They have dorm rooms, shared toilets and common areas. There’s no heating, so you need a sleeping bag. WiFi is often available for a small cost, and many places offer hot showers for a small surcharge.

In Kathmandu, you’ll stay at the centrally situated 3-star hotel. The en-suite rooms offer air-conditioning, satellite television and wifi. Should you wish to treat yourself to a more comfortable place in Kathmandu, just let your host know and they will upgrade you to stay at the renown Kathmandu Guest House. The hotel is located in the heart of Thamel, close to the shopping centres and the heritage sites. The en-suite rooms offer air-conditioning, satellite television, 24/7 room service, and a balcony to look over the city.

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Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Upgrade to KGH Hotel in Kathmandu Payable Before Departure
Upgrade to KGH Hotel in Kathmandu £20.00
Additional Day of Sightseeing in Kathmandu Payable Before Departure
Additional Day of Sightseeing in Kathmandu £65.00
Additional Night in Kathmandu Payable Before Departure
Additional Night in Kathmandu £25.00
Additional Night in Pokhara £30.00
Single Person Supplement (private guide) Payable Before Departure
Single Person Supplement £130.00

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