Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Beginning on the banks of the Trishuli river, we make a gradual ascent along the Langtang Valley, a journey through a pastoral terrain home to fascinating Tamang and Sherpa settlements accented by the snowy peaks of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu on the horizon. Enjoy the Tibetan style houses and monasteries around Langtang Village, and explore the cheese factory and incredible glacial moraines not far from Kyanjin Gompa, a charming settlement and impressive monastery nestled among scenic hillsides and stunning peaks. We’ll have time to explore the fascinating glacial walls around the valley and ascend to Tserko Ri (5000m) for a breathtaking panoramic view of the Langtang region.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. 

You will be greeted at the airport by a representative from Outdoor Expeditions and transported to your hotel.  Unwind from your flight and meet us in the evening for a welcome dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing and trip preparations.

Relax for the afternoon and enjoy a guided tour of Kathmandu’s unique attractions.  We’ll spend the day exploring several of the city’s most famous cultural landmarks like the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site Pashupatinath on the banks of the Bhagamati, Swayambunath (Monkey Temple), and Bouddhanath, Nepal’s largest and most revered Buddhist stupa.  In the evening we’ll meet with your trekking guide and team members for a trip briefing and preparations for the journey.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1550m/5100ft: 7 hours drive

We depart in the morning for a scenic drive through Nepal’s middle hills along the Trishuli river Syabrubesi via Dhunche.

Day 4:  Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel 2380m/7830ft: 6 hours walk

The first day of trekking begins along the rolling hillsides on a trail flanking the Langtang Khola.  We’ll cross the river several times over suspension bridges as we meander through thick forests and meadows, encountering several rural hamlet along the way.

Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village 3430m/11253ft: 6 – 7 hours walk

Continuing through the lush forests surrounding river valley, we ascend above the tree line for spectacular views of Langtang Lirung.  Cultural gems abound on our journey to Langtang Village as we pass by numerous chortens, prayer wheels, and mani stones carved with sacred mantras.

Day 6: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/12697ft: 4 hours walk

Our trail takes us through scenic meadows where wild yaks graze to the Nepal’s largest mani wall, a fascinating stone structure scrawled with inscriptions and festooned with prayer flags.  Beautiful scenery abounds as we approach Kyanjin Gompa, with a Himalayan skyline surrounding us punctuated by glacial formations and rocky icefalls.

Day 7: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri 5000m/16404ft and Lama Hotel 2380m/7830ft: 5 – 6 hours walk

We make a steep ascent to the excellent lookout from Tserko Ri this morning for an unforgettable sunrise.  Descending among the Langtang range’s majestic peaks into lush forests, we pass through several Tamang villages whose inhabitants share a distinctly Tibetan culture en route to Lama Hotel.

Day 8: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi 1550m/5100ft: 5 hours walk

Our final day of trekking takes us down through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests to Syabrubesi. 

Day 9: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu: 7 hours drive

We’ll depart after breakfast by bus or private van to Kathmandu.  We’ll reach Kathmandu in the evening and transport you to your hotel.  Spend the evening taking care of any last minute shopping or sightseeing after an amazing trip.

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu

Take care of any last minute shopping or sightseeing as time permits.  You’ll be picked up at your hotel three hours prior to your departure flight.  Thanks for traveling with Outdoor Expeditions.  Farewell and Namaste.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off in private vehicle
  • Hotel with included breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Private transportation and government licensed guide while sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Government licensed, experienced trekking guide and porters during trekking
  • Insurance for trekking crew (guides and porters)
  • All required equipment for trekking crew, kitchen tent, dining tent, and toilet tent
  • Accommodations in hotels, tea-houses, or camps during trekking
  • Three daily meals while trekking
  • All required conservation fees and trekking permits (TIMS)

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu
  • Entrance fees for attractions (UNESCO world heritage sites, museums, etc.) during sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance or cost of air rescue in the event of emergency
  • Air ticket to and from Nepal from your point of origin
  • Visa fee for entry into Nepal
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, hygiene items, staff tips, etc.)

Trip Note

This trek is considered moderate difficulty, involving 4 – 6 hours of walking daily across varying grades. Autumn (mid Sep – mid Dec) and Spring (Mar – May) are the best seasons to trek in the Langtang Valley, with clear, sunny days and the best visibility. The Winter months (late Dec – Feb) can also be enjoyable, though the cold can be discouraging to some. The summer monsoon (Jun – Aug) will bring plenty of rain, though flora will be exceptionally lush.