Langtang Valley 9 days
Duration: 9 days
Trip level: easy (info?)
Maximum altitude: 3749 m
Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
The Langtang Valley is not far situated from Kathmandu. From certain viewpoints in the city, you can clearly see the peaks of the Langtang mountain range. The valley is a National Park and is inhabited by the local ethnic Tamang people.
From Kathmandu, it’s a day’s drive, past local villages and farming terraces, to the tiny village of Syabrubesi. The trek starts with crossing a suspension bridge over the river Langtang Khola. On the first days of trekking, you will follow the roaring river that cuts through a gorge. After a few days, the valley opens up to meadows and small farming settlements. You will be treated with a view of stunning views far into the valley. The local population is ethnic Tamang and you will pass many Buddhist mani walls. In the valley, you will pass the former village of Langtang. This local village is no longer there for it was buried under millions of tons of rock and ice during the devastating earthquake in the spring of 2015. The only building still standing is the Gompa. Ten additional buildings on the edge of the landslide were totally destroyed by the air pressure wave. In the centre of the debris are five white flags, in memory of the deceased.
You continue on to Mundu near the former village of Langtang. In the village of Kyangjin Gompa, you have a resting day. An optional day hike is possible to one of the surrounding peaks, the Kyangjin Ri (4600 meters) or the Tsergo Ri (5200 meters). From these peaks, you will have a panoramic view of the entire Langtang mountain range including the Langtang Lirung and Shishapangma. From Kyanngjin Gompa you follow back your footsteps out of the valley the same way you came.
Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 02 Trek to Lama Hotel (2350 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 03 Trek to Ghoretabela (3015 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 04 Trek to Mundu (3500 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3749 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 06 Resting day in Kyangjin Gompa, optional day hike to Kyangjin Ri (4600 m) or Tsergo Ri (5200 m)
Day 07 Trek to Bamboo lodge (2350 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Syabrubesi (1460 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 09 Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and the cost of local transfers.
Please inquire about the price.
We have noticed the ways of travelling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition, we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-Return drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by private car
-Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for mountain guide & porters
-Free use of waterproof bag (only available with porter service)
-Langtang National Park entrance fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek
-Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, maximum luggage ten kilograms per person
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel Insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arises due to a change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)