Langtang Valley Trekking 

Langtang Valley 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      8 days trekking
Max. Altitude: 3980m./13134ft.
Minimum Altitude: 1600m./5280ft.
Grade: Easy
Activities: Trekking
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Overland
Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week
Group Size: 2 persons (minimum) to 14 persons (maximum)
Best season: Feb, March, April, September,October & November
Available Time: All months
Per day hiking: 4 to 6 hours per day

Suggested Itinerary 

Day 1: Kathmandu –Dhunche –Safru Bensi (1680m./5544ft.) 7 hours drive

We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Safru by driving. Stay overnight there at lodge. 

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 2: Safru Bensi- Lama Hotel ( 2470m./8151ft.) 5 hours walk

The trail ascend to Lama Hotel. En route you will see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. Stay there overnight at lodge.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 3 : Lama Hotel -Langtang Village ( 3430m./11319ft.) 6 hours walk
The trek continue to ascend gradually to Langtang village. 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.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 4: Langtang Village -Kyanjing ( 3980m./13134ft.) 3 hours walk
Trek to Kyangjin. 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.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 5 : 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 after we come back from you day trip.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 : Kyanjing Gompa - Lama Hotel ( 2470m./8151ft.) 6 hours walk
We head to Lama Hotel . 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.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 7: Lama Hotel - Sherpa gaun- syafru Besi (1600m./5280ft.) 5 hours walk
Trek down to Syafru Besi via Sherpa Gaon . 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.

Meals included : Breakfast

Day 8 : Syafrubensi -Kathmandu ( 1400m./4620ft.) 7 hours drive

Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel . Transfer to hotel. 

Meals included : Breakfast

Trek ends

 

Langtang National Park Fee

Langtang National park fee is cumpolsury to obtain to enter this trekking through Dhunche. You can obtain it in Nepal Tourism Board ( NTB) or government registered trekking agency as Nepal Alternative Treks or you also can pay directly at Dhunche . It costs NPR 3300 per person. You will need a passport copy and cash in Nepali rupees 3300 to obtain it. 

Trekking Clothing equipment

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:

- Lightweight walking boots "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters. 

- Light weight pants, shorts

- At night -track top, pants 

-  T-shirts. 

- Long sleeve 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 

- Warm down fiber filled jacket ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 

- Sleeping bag to -15c with inner sheet ( You can get on rent at Thamel) 

- Thermal underwear, woolen shirts and thick sweaters. 

- A pair of gloves 

- Snow glasses and strap 

Travel insurance 

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we don’t arrange or sell insurance. A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with Nepal alternative Trekking. 

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What is Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) ?

Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect trekkers at high altitudes, usually above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters).

How do we know if I get AMS ?

Your symptoms will also depend on the speed of your climb and how hard you push (exert) yourself. Symptoms are as below:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid pulse (heart rate)
  • shortness of breath with exertion
  • Cannot walk in a straight line

Treatment 

  1. Rest, Rest , Rest
  2. Go down, down, down
  3. Diamox

Diamox may be given to help you breathe better. It can help reduce mild symptoms. This medicine can make you urinate more often. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug. This medication works best when taken before reaching a high altitude.

Prevention and pre-cautious 

Keys to preventing acute mountain sickness include:

  • Climb the mountain gradually and slowly
  • Stop for a day or two of rest for every 2,000 feet (600 meters) above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters)
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness
  • Drink plenty of fluid – 3 liters per day
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat regular meals, high in carbohydrates
  • Sleep well
  • Be well equipped

First aid

Owing to a sudden change in climate, altitude and other factors, it is obvious that there could arise some alterations in your health. It would be hard to know all aspects of Nepal's health problems.You will be eating and drinking in various outlets. Diarrhea is a common illness that a tourist would be facing. So, it is recommended to drink purified water and eat in clean outlets. Drinking and eating precautions will surely help to take care of many health problems that could arise during the trip. Staying hydrated during the travel, trekking, tours is highly recommended too. If any problem should arise during the trip. Being on good health before leaving for a trip would help you to enjoy your trip to the fullest.Though Nepal alternative treks will be carrying first aid medical kid, you are also suggested to take personal basic first medicines for in case.

Accommodation

We will leave you free to choose hotel in Kathmandu as there will various choices to select yourself. We will arrange twin share basis room in lodges. We will arrange shared washing room and toilet.

Meals

During our trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) in some lodges early days of trekking. Basic meals will be served for breakfast, lunch and dinner three times along the route and most of the days Nepali national food " Dal Bhat " will be tested in route .

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Langtang valley trek is an easy trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will  get the highest elevation 3900 meter, you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the trek.

Ae, Arunee & Chan

Thailand

Dear Tej
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 
London, UK

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 
Thailand

Tej 
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. 
Thanks.

Map

NEWS

Royalty structure for NMA peaks is highly decreased !

TESTIMONIAL

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22years

Thank you Tej and Nauser For ever ...

10th.September.2014 

We did the Manaslu circuit and Tsum valley. ...

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