Langtang trekking begins in the lower Langtang Valley, trekking through its forests and among the villages and farmlands of its people, many of who are of Tibetan origin but now known as" Tamang". This area is rich of Tibetan culture, typical way of their living, and Buddhist Monastery, Chorten, Mani wall and prayer wheel.This was once an important trading route with Tibet, so that most of the villagers and peoples are involved in trade.
On the way of journey, you will walk through Langtang National Park. Although wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest setting, there we get the chances of seeing some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, Pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colorful danphe. At Langtang village, we continue to Kyangjin Gompa (3,740 m), which is the site of the Yak Cheese Factory. There is a STOL airstrip at Chhaldang, a short distance east of Kyangjin.
As we visit to the Yak Cheese Factory, from there we view the small lakes beyond Yala,that can be reached within half a day from Kyangjin Gompa.
|FACT OF THIS TREK|
|Trip Duration||10 days trekking|
|Accommodation:||Teahouse (Lodge to Lodge)|
|Meals:||Breakfast, lunch , Dinner with tea/coffee|
|Trek Departure:||Every day throughout the week|
|Group Size:||1 person (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)|
|Best season:||Feb, March, April, Sep,Oct & Nov.|
|Available Time:||All months|
|Per day hiking:||4 to 6 hours per day|
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by Nepal alternative treks Airport Representative, and transfer by private vehicle to three star level hotel (Kathmandu garden home) then stay overnight there on B.B. basis.
Day 2: Kathmandu –Dhunche –Safru Bensi
We drive public /jeep bus to Safru Bensi (1600m./5280ft.) 6 hours then head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas toSafru. Stay overnight there at lodge on FB basis.
Day 3: Safru Bensi- Lama Hotel
The trail ascend to Lama Hotel (2470m./8151ft.) and it takes 5 hours walking. En route you will see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. Stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 4 : Lama Hotel -Langtang Village
The trek continue to ascend gradually to Langtang village (3430m./11319ft.) 6 hours walking. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. As you reach Ghora Tabela, the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project, 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 neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. Stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 5 : Langtang Village -Kyanjing
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin(3980m./13134ft.) which takes about 3 hours. 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 is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on. We stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 6 : Explore
We explore the side hikes today. You will have four major different choices to visit as: walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung, ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], climb Tserku ri ( 5350m.) or walk to Langsisa Kharka. We recommend you to climb ascend Kyangjin Ri for good view and easy ascend though we will take you any of those places as your interest after we brief you about them. We will stay at same lodge overnight on FB basis after we come back from you day trip.
Day 7 : Kyanjing Gompa - Lama Hotel
We walk 6 hours down to Lama Hotel (2470m./8151ft.) . From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue descent to Lama Hotel. Stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 8 : Lama Hotel -syabru Besi
Trek down to Syabru Besi(1600m./5280ft.) via Sherpa Gaon which takes 5 hours. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Besi . There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle. Stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 9 : Syabrubensi -Kathmandu Drive
Drive 6 hours Kathmandu from Syabrubensi by local /private overland transport then transfer to selected hotel ( Kathmandu garden home) on b/b basis.
Day 10: Final Departure
Nepal alternative trek provides private transport to International Airport for your onward Journey.
B/B = Bed and Breakfast, B = breakfast. L = Lunch, D = Dinner,
FB = Full board.( accommodation, breakfast, lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee three times in day in a cup).
M .= meter. f .= Feet, km =kilometer
TREKKING PERMITS AND NATIONAL PARK FEE
For trekking in the Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and Rara regions, a special permit is not required, but you will need a National park / Conservation permit and Trekking Information management system( TIMS) However, the following places do require a trekking permit:
1. Lower Dolpo, Kanchenjunga, Gaurishankar and Lamabagar - Equivalent to US$ 10 per person per week. However, permit fee for Chekampar and Chunchet of Gorkha district (Sirdibas-Lhokpa-Chumling-Chekampar-Nile-Chule) has been fixed at US$ 35 per person for 08 days during September to November and US$ 25 per person per 08 days during December to August.
2. Manaslu – US$ 70 per person per week and US$ 10 per person for each extra day during September - November and US$ 50 per person per week and US$ 7 per person per each extra day during December- August.
3. Humla- US$ 50 per person for the first seven days and US$ 7 per day thereafter.
4. Upper Mustang and Upper Dolpo - US$ 500 per person of the first 10 days and US$ 50 per person per day thereafter.
Note: The above mentioned trekking areas must be undertaken only through Registered Trekking Agencies from Government of Nepal (E.g. Nepal alternative Trekking Company -Registered no. 303047487).
An entrance fee is levied for visiting to all National Parks and Conservation Areas. There is no charge for children under 10 years.
|Trekking season in Nepal|
|Trekking area name||Grade||Good season||No. of days||Type of trekking|
|Annapurna Area trek||1 to 3||Autumn and Spring||5 -27 days||Tea house/Lodge|
|Arun Valley & Makalu||3||Autumn and Spring||15-20 days||Tea house/Camping|
|Nepal tour||1||All seasons||4-10 days||Hotel/Resort/home stay|
|Dhaulaghiri Area Trekking||4||April-May, Sept-Nov.||21-28 days||Camping/organised only|
|Dolpo Area Trekking||2-4||April-July, Sept.-Nov.||16-27 days||Lodge/Organized|
|Everest Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-28 days||Lodge /Tea house|
|Ganesh Himal Area Trekking ( ruby valley trek)||1-2||Autumn and Spring||5-18 days||Home stay/Camping|
|Manaslu Area Trekking||2-3||Autumn and Spring||13 -18 days||Lodge/Camping trek|
|Langtang Area Trekking||2-4||Autumn and Spring||6-15 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Tsum valley trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay/Lodge/Camping|
|Kanchanjunga||3||Autumn and Spring||16-23 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Mustang Trekking||2-3||March-Nov.||10 -18 days||Lodge/Camping|
|Panchase Trekking||2||Autumn and Spring||4-6days||Camping/Organized only|
|Panchpokhari trek||3||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Campingm/organized only|
|Rara and Jumla trek||2||Autumn and Spring||10-21 days||Camping/Organized only|
|Royal trek||1||Autumn and Spring||4-5 days||Camping only|
|Siklish Trek||1||Autumn and Spring||7-10 days||Home stay|
|Tamang heritage trail||2||Autumn and Spring||6-8 days||Community lodge/home stay|
When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be trekking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:TREKKING EQUIPMENTS/ CHECK LISTS
- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters.
- light weight cotton pants, shorts, wrap around skirt.
- At night -track top, pants
- Cotton T-shirts.
- Long sleeve cotton shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes.
- Thick outer wooden socks, thin inner cotton
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap
- Small headlamp/flashlight /torch
- Personal medical supplies - do not forget ban - aids, elastic bandage
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion.
- Small daypack - 25 liters.
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack.
- Small towels
During winter Ads:
- Warm down fiber filled jacket.
- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet
- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
- Flannel shirt
- Beanie with ear flaps
- A pair of gloves
- Snow glasses and strap
- Snow gaiters.
- Sandals or slip on shoes
- Camera and film.
- Spare boot laces.
It's important to match your fitness level. Find what you think will suit you best in the tables below:
Easy trekking by Himalayan standards is generally up to 2800m. There are plenty of ups and downs on well-maintained trails. This type of trip is best suited for those who lead a reasonably active life. The trek takes about 3 to 7 days, walking about 4 to 5 hours a day.
this involves longer treks (eight to fifteen days) on maintained trails. This type of trek includes day excursions to higher elevations, for which it's advisable to have some previous hill- walking experience. On these treks, we generally achieve an altitude between 1100 m to 3200 m.
these treks must be fully supported. We climb to altitudes between 3200 and 5000m. and there are overnight stays at altitudes above 4000m. For this trek, trekkers should be fit and enthusiastic hill walkers prepared to tackle difficult terrain in remote areas.
this trek is best described as Alpine, and suitable is suitable for those in excellent health, capable of carrying a backpack, when required. The trek covers very remote areas, traveling over snow-covered passes at altitudes of up to 6500m. You will need to axes and crampons. No strenuous trek should be undertaken without medical clearance.
Ae, Arunee & Chan
we had wonderful time on Langtang Valley trek during the period of 29 March -5 April 2009 with our guide Dhan and porter Lok, they were very helpful since the very beginning of the trip when we rode local bus from ktm to syabru bensi and until back to Kathmandu again, with them taking care of the Luggage on the bus roof, we can only worry about the bumpy.
our guide always choose good lodge and restaurant for us to stay, on the day we went for langshisha Kharka, they both went with us which provide to be good idea because one person had to return half way, escort by Lok
thank you for such a great Job!
Ausra Linkeviciute + Povicas dapkevicius
Really enjoyed the trek,
Excellent guide and porter service,
Very helpful & knowledgeable guide always looked after our interests, felt more like a friend than a guide. The porter brought food with a song which also added to the experience! would definitely recommend them for other travelers.
Itthipong ( Toon) Lamoonpadh
Thanks for your help on my trip in Nepal during 29 April 11 may 2009. It’s my unforgettable trekking trip. Without you and your professional team, we could not have a good experience like this. I think, I will revisit Nepal.
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