Langtang Valley Trek - 12 Days

About Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek will take you 19 miles north of Kathmandu into picturesque Langtang Valley, which is also known as, "The valley of glaciers.” If you have limited time on your hand and want to taste the beauty of this Himalayan nation, then Langtang is the closest place from Kathmandu to see Himalayan mountains and stunning glaciers. To be exact Langtang Valley is located between the main Himalayan range to the north along with bordering Tibet and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Valley Trek 12 days is the best short trekking option for anyone looking to come across the Himalayas without going too far away. 

Langtang Valley Trekking goes through an ever-changing climate and presents a huge diversity of scenery and culture. Moreover, the Langtang Valley area is located by Sherpas and Tamangs who are known for their rich culture, tradition, and hospitality. You will find many monasteries, gompas, and chortens fastened with colorful prayer flags throughout the trek. The whole Langtang valley is dominated by dense forests of bamboo, pine, rhododendron, cascading waterfalls, cold & untamed streams following down from the Himalayas, huge rocks, spectacular snow-capped peaks, stunning glaciers, and meadows strewed with daisies & wild animals. You will get to see panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Ganesh Himal (7,429 m), Kyanjin Ri (4,350 m), Tserko Ri (5,000 m), and numerous other mountains.

Highlights

  • Explore picturesque remote villages.
  • Spend night in beautiful Langtang village.
  • Feel the warmth of Tibetan Buddhist Culture.
  • Get to see lifestyle and culture of Sherpa and Tamang people.
  • Visit ancient Kynajin Gompa.
  • Get to observe a huge variety of floras and faunas including rare red panda and several other wildlife.
  • Get to see spectacular landscape throughout the trek.
  • Witness panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Kyanjin Ri, Tserko Ri, and numerous other mountains.

Cost Details

  • Airport pick up by private car.
  • Sightseeing with English speaking guide.
  • Entry fees whiles on sighseeing.
  • Three times meal whiles on trekking, breakfast/lunch/dinner/tea/coffee/hot chocolate.
  • Room and tent accomondation.
  • All trek organizational requirements, two men tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table, chair, mattress.
  • All staffs and porters salary their insurances and food.
  • All ground transportation.
  • National park permit and tims permit.
  • Four night room at Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Helicopter rescue arrangement.
  • Duffle bags.
  • International Airport drive by private car.
  • Your food whilies staying Kathmandu and pokhara.
  • Your personal expenses like bar and beverage bill and soft and hard drink.
  • Personal equipment, sleeping bag.
  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • International flight.
  • Tipping to crew.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Rescue helicopter.
  • Personal medical.

Useful Information

Variation & Custom Itinerary

If you are looking to extend your trip, then we highly recommend you add Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. This trek will take you to the holy lake of Gosaikunda and add more adventure in the journey. Likewise, Everest Base Camp Trek is also a great option to consider if you have more days to spend in Nepal. We do offer the tailor-made option for Langtang Valley Trek 12 Days. The tailor-made option allows you to create your custom itinerary as per your requirements. For more information regarding the package, contact us anytime.

 

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Langtang Valley Trek route

Langtang Valley Trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi, you will begin trekking towards Lama Hotel through the dense forest of rhododendrons & oaks and crossing a thrilling bridge over the Langtang Khola. Spending a night here, you will head to Langtang village, which will welcome you with fantastic scenery and warm hospitality. Further, the trail will take you to Kyanjin Gompa, where you will take a day off for acclimatization. After spending a day here at Kyanjin Gompa, you will drop down to Ghodatabela and continue trekking towards Syabrubesi.

 

Langtang Valley Trek map

Langtang Valley Trek map will help you to understand the trail better. We have designed our Langtang Valley Trek map following our Langtang Valley Trek itinerary. You can locate all the villages mentioned on the itinerary and nearby highlights.

 

Langtang Valley Trek difficulty & Altitude Sickness

Langtang Valley Trek is a relatively easy trek. Even though you will be following a Himalayan trail, it is easier to walk on. There will be many ascends & descends with some steep and rugged climbing. You have to walk 5 to 7 hours a day, therefore sound health and good physical fitness are needed to go on this trek. You do not need to have prior trekking experience to go on Langtang Valley trekking.

Because it is a high altitude journey, there are risks of altitude sickness. However, we have designed our itinerary adding ample rest days in between the trek. Likewise, make sure to drink plenty of water and avoid alcoholic drinks & smoking.

 

Best time to go on Langtang Valley Trek

March to April (Spring) and September to November (Autumn) is the best season to go on Langtang Valley Trek. These are the peak times to go on Langtang Valley Trekking. The sky is usually bright, and views are clear. Similarly, stable weather and moderate climate make the journey pleasant.

 

Accommodation & Meals

The guesthouse is the main accommodation during Langtang Valley Trek. The guesthouses are run by the locals. You get basic facilities in the guesthouse. The rooms are simple with a double bed and a few pieces of furniture. Likewise, the washroom is usually common. Meals are provided as per the guesthouse's menu. You can get a variety of dishes to dig in, however dal bhat tarkari is the most affordable and filling one. Tibetan, Nepali, Continental, and Indian dishes are mostly available.

You will find drinking water everywhere on Langtang Valley Trek 12 Days. All the guest houses have purified/boiled water that you can use to refill your water bottle. We request you to not buy water bottles during your trip as it will pollute the environment. Plus with the increase of altitude, bottled water will also get expensive. Therefore, do carry a couple of reusable water bottles with yourself.

 

Communication & Electricity

You will find telephone/internet connections from time to time during your Langtang Valley Trek. However, isolation and unpredictable weather can become the reason for weak connections, therefore do not completely rely on them and enjoy the journey. Electricity is available everywhere. Solar electricity is mostly used by locals. Even though you will get a place to charge your devices, it might cost you a few extra bucks. Therefore, we highly encourage you to carry extra batteries and not depend on charging.

 

Travel Insurance

Getting travel insurance is like a backup for you in case of an emergency that comes with traveling, especially in isolated regions, where there are no proper roadways or any other infrastructures. Therefore, we highly recommend you to get all-inclusive travel insurance before commencing your trek. Make sure to check that your travel insurance includes things like airlift, medical bills, hospital bills, flight cancelation, and property loss or theft.

 

Guide & Porter

During the trek, you will be guided by a licensed and English speaking Sherpa guide. Our guides are well-trained and certified in various fields from first aid, rescue to climbing. Likewise, they have years of expertise on the Himalayan terrain and have led several groups successfully. You will be trekking with a team of experts who are well known with the Himalayan trails and help you complete the journey smoothly.

 

Environmental Contribution

All of our packages are designed considering eco-friendly methods. We believe in sustainable tourism and have adopted many measures to protect the environment. While trekking with us, you will be only leaving your footprint behind. We also run our small organization that provides education to children from underprivileged families.