Langtang Valley Trekking - 11 Days

  • max altitude 3798 m
  • Group Type 2-12
  • Trip grade Moderate
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The Langtang Valley is a beautiful alpine region situated to the North of Kathmandu bordering Tibet. It is popular due to its snow-covered peaks, a mild climate and friendly and hospitable inhabitants. The area was recognized as Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park in 1971. The land of Tamangs, Langtang is rich in its age-old religious practices, language and costume. A journey to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers.

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the popular treks of Langtang region. It is best known for its pristine forests, high-elevation meadows of wild sheep, Tibetan-like culture and lovely mountain views. The name "Langtang" is derived from the Tibetan word "Lang" and "Tang", meaning "following ox". There is a story related with the name. It is said that once a Lama lost his ox and followed the trail till the valley. The same trail that the Lama had traced is being used in this trekking. Dominated by Tamang culture, the land of Tamangs is rich in alpine flora and fauna.

Outline Itinerary

Option A:

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu transfer to you hotel .
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley city tours and preparation for upcoming trek. 
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1462 m.) 
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2500 m.)
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3307 m.)
Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 m.)
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa explore day.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2500 m.).
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi (1462 m.) 
Day 10: Drive from Syabru Bensi to Katmandu, O/N hotel
Day 11: After this amazing trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.

 
Option B: short trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel O/N
Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley
Day 3: Kathmandu - Chisapani
Day 4: Chisapani - Kutumsang
Day 5: Kutumsang - Tharepati
Day 6 : Tharepati - Melamchi Goun
Day 7: Melamchi Goun - Gangjwal
Day 8 : Gangjwal - Kakani
Day 9: Kakani - Melamchi - Drive back to Kathmandu


Option C: short Trek:

Day 1: Kathmandu - Melamchi Bazar (846m) - Sermathang (2620m) 
Day 2: Sermathang – Takeghyang (2560m) 
Day 3: Takeghyang - Mere Danda (3285m) 
Day 4: Mera Danda - Kutumsang (2446m) 
Day 5: Kutumsang - Pati Bhyanjyang (1768m) 
Day 6: Pati Bhyanjyang - Sundarijal, Kathmandu

Full Board Service Details

What's included

  • 4 night 3 star hotel in kathmandu
  • Transport: Airport pick up and drop
  • English Speaking Government licensed  holder Trekking  guide 
  • Assistance Guide and porters
  • Foods and Accommodation in T-house lodge ( 3 meals a day with tea, coffee)
  • All Nepali staff and porters insurance during the trip
  • Flight /local transport (
  • National Park fee, TIMS Permit
  • Airport tax
  • local transport to KTM-Syabrubesi-KTM

What's not included

  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay
  • Personal trekking  warm clothes, sleeping bag
  • High risk medical insurance
  • International air ticket.
  • Alcohol , beverages & telephone calls
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.
  • Tips (end of the trip) for your trekking staff and porters.
  • If bad weather and other natural disasters circumstance makes your trip longer than our estimate itinerary and the cost will be extra!

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Option A:

Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu transfer to you hotel .
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley city tours and preparation for upcoming trek. 
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1462 m.) 
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2500 m.)
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3307 m.)
Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 m.)
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa explore day.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2500 m.).
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi (1462 m.) 
Day 10: Drive from Syabru Bensi to Katmandu, O/N hotel
Day 11: After this amazing trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.

 
Option B: short trek

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel O/N

Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley
Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu, Patan city where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local tradition are highlighted on my guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own or take a rest while I finalize trekking area permits. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N at Hotel

Day 3: Kathmandu - Chisapani
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal northern edge of the Kathmandu valley about 1 hour by taxi and start to hike up to Mulkharka the sprawling Tamang settlement. The trail continues gently climb through the forests ridges than it drops down to Chisopai (cold water)(2300m) situated on the ridge from where you can see countless snow peaks. Stay overnight there. Q/N at Chisopani.

Day 4: Chisapani - Kutumsang
The trail continues to drop down to Pati Bhanjyang than start climb up to Chipling (2170m.) where we can stop for lunch. From here to Kutumsang the trail traverses through delightful, classic hill village with a nice street, some shops where there are good mountains views. Overnight at Kutumsang. O/N

Day 5: Kutumsang - Tharepati
From Kutumsang the first part of the trail climbs on a step, eroded trail and rhododendron forest without settlements but few shepherd’s huts. When we walk on the ridge we can see views of Langtang and Gosaikunda Peaks. The trail now descends to Magen Goth where we will stop of lunch than the trail makes some ups and downs passing through forests to reaches Tharepati (3490m). The whole day trek takes about 5.30 hours. Stay overnight here. O/N at Tharepati.

Day 6 : Tharepati - Melamchi Goun
Today we walk just about 3 hours steeply down through the oaks and rhododendron forests. When we cross a stream on a suspension bridge down, the trail makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village of Malamchigaun at 2530m. We will reach here early and rest of the time we can just stroll around the village. Melamchi gaun is very nice village. It has glossy gompa with a line of prayer flags at the front and brightly painted walls and statues. Stay overnight and O/ N at Melanchi gaun.

Day 7: Melamchi Goun - Gangjwal
From Melamchi gaun, the trail continues to descend to the Malemchi Khola. After crossing its suspension bridge at 1890m the trail begins the ascent towards Tarke Gyang, which is the largest village in Helambu region. We will have a lunch here than we will walk on a gradual flat trail to attractive village of Gangjwal(2500m). Total hours about 5 hours. Stay overnight at Ganjwal and O/ N.

Day 8 : Gangjwal - Kakani
The trail is quite easy, it continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge, crossing a number of streams in the heart of Helambu region. Then we reach at the edge of the large village of Sermathang (2620m). There are some old gompa and Langtang National Park Office. Lunch at Sermathang then the trail follows the ridges passing shorten and drop to the tiny pretty village of Kakani situated on the ridge. This is a wonderful place for splendid mountains views where we will stop for overnight. O/N  at Kakani.

Day 9: Kakani - Melamchi - Drive back to Kathmandu
From Kakani the trail traverse several picturesque small villages and drops to Melamchi Pul Bazaar about 3 hour where we can have lunch. Malamchi Bazaar has a collection of shops and teahouses and abundant lodges. After lunch we can drive to Kathmandu by vehicle about 4 hours on the Kodari road.
 


Option C: short Trek:

Day 1: Kathmandu - Melamchi Bazar (846m) - Sermathang (2620m) 
Drive from Kathmandu to Melamchi Pul (3 – 4 hrs) via Araniko Highway (Nepal Tibet Friendship Highway). Start trek from Melamchi Bazar to Sermathang following the gentle uphill trail to Dubhachaur at 1500m. It is the center of apple growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen. Overnight in a local lodge.

Day 2: Sermathang – Takeghyang (2560m) 
Continue trek with gentle uphill trails through a beautiful forest of Sermathang all the way to Takeghyang, which is the largest village in Helambu. Accommodation - local lodge.

Day 3: Takeghyang - Mere Danda (3285m) 
Turning the trail rapidly ascends up a ravine through small Sherpa village of Melamchigaon (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas. The trail again ascends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up to Mere Danda.  Accommodation in a local lodge.

Day 4: Mera Danda - Kutumsang (2446m) 
A Gosaikunda trail branches off from here. Following a ridge line the trail continues via lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from here the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning. Overnight in local lodge.

Day 5: Kutumsang - Pati Bhyanjyang (1768m) 
The trail ascends along the rocky route to Gul Bhanjyang village. Then continue with gentle up and down hills following to a lovely small village of Pati Bhanjyang where we spent overnight. Accommodation in a local lodge.

Day 6: Pati Bhyanjyang - Sundarijal, Kathmandu 
From a lovely small village of Pati Bhanjyang the trail leads up hill to Chisopani (2300m), from where you can have stunning Mountain View. Then continue the walk up and down hill following to Mulkharka small village from here enjoy the view over the valley and take some time to relax. Arrive in Sundarijal a local bus stand drive back to Kathmandu at your hotel within 1 hrs.

What is tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking is popular in Himalayan region. Local community run the tea house and lodge. They serve good foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) these tea houses have good facility with hot water, comfortable rooms with attached bathroom, you can know the local culture, people and tradition and way of living in the trekking route.

What is camping trekking?
Camping trekking is organized and supported with team of professional guide, Sherpa, cook and porters. They accompany you, while trekking porters carry all the logistics like, tents, kitchen accessories, food, and fuel. Trekker should carry his/her minimal personal belongings while trekking.

What is the best time for trekking in Nepal?
The best season for trekking is March to May and September to November, during this period the weather is stable and clear, it is very wonderful time to experience the real Nepal to see the  amazing view of mountains, snow caped Himalaya and flora and fauna and culture of local people in the Himalayan region.

How difficult is trekking as I aspect the route?
Trekking is challenging walk in the different altitude, landscape and terrain so it depends on the location and choice of the trekker and the trekking route. There are easy, difficult and extreme treks in the Himalayas. One can choose out of different options of trekking packages provided by the trekking company.

Is there any age limit for trekking in Himalaya?
There is no any age bar in trekking in the Himalaya. We design trek for children, teenager as well as senior citizen. For children and senior citizen we offer short and easy treks like around Kathmandu and pokhara valley. For adult and teenager we offer moderate and extreme trek.

Is trekking permit required?
Yes, you need trekking permit while trekking. Depending on the trekking area you require special permit like restricted area, for other you need conservation / National park entry permit and TIMS (Tourism information management system) card. 

How can I book the trekking package?
First you need to log in to our web site HimalyanEcstasyNepal.com; you can get further information in our web site about booking the trekking package. If you are already in Nepal then you can visit our head office in Thamel in front of Kathmandu Guest House. Then we can arrange your trekking package according to your choice.
What type of insurance should I have to do before coming Nepal? Is there insurance facility there?
You should do your insurance from your respective country, which covers your risk, emergency evacuation by helicopter, medical treatment and other possible risks. Here is no policy as such.

Is it possible to communicate to my family while trekking?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phone. So communication won't be an issue.

What should be the criteria for physical fitness to trek in Nepal?
The trekker should have general physical fitness, some experience of hiking, should not have any chronic disease, cardio respiratory diseases etc.

Can I trek in the Himalayas of Nepal without prior trekking experience?
Yes you can trek without experience, but you should acclimatize first, have good health, we guide you according to your need, you can do difficult and extreme treks.

Is it necessary to use guide and porter while on trek in Nepal?
It is highly recommended as guide knows the route very well, and communication with local people is easier with guide. Security is the major issue.

Does HEN arrange domestic and international flights and booking hotels?
Yes HEN arrange domestic and international flights and book hotels, we serve this service to our costumers only.

What is the standard of water, sanitation and fooding and lodging while trekking?
As trekking is done in different landscape and trails, those routes are far away from pollution. Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration of our client's health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. We provide standard and healthy foods. We provide best and comfortable lodging service available in trekking route.

Can I trek without porter and guide?
Yes you can trek without guide, but we suggest you not to trek without guide, due to security reason. Communication with local people, and trek route topography and weather as well as natural disaster are the challenges; if you go with guide it would be more comfortable for you.

How can I avoid blisters?
Shoe and socks should be comfortable, select right size, thick sole and matter of inner sole. If you have sweating feet then you have to change your socks frequently keep your feet clean and dry. You should carry blister prevention tape; skin tape can be helpful.

Do I need trekking pole?
Yes you do need trekking pole, it helps you save energy in high ascend and descend, if you have weak hips and knees and it helps to reduce the strain.

How will you help me if I suffer from altitude sickness or accident ?
Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency company could bring you to Kathmandu.

Where to stay during trekking?
You stay in local lodge or tea house; they have basic facilities like food, accommodation for sleeping and hot safe drinking water. Your guide helps you to accommodate in good lodge or tea house while trekking.

What is the guide's qualification who guides us?
We have government certified and experienced guide who  can speak English very well, have good experience of trekking route and have good sense of humor, have knowledge to describe the local culture and community, biodiversity and flora and fauna.
What is the guides and porters safety and about their insurance?

We do insurance for guide and porters, we provide first aid kit for our staff's medicine, and provide emergency rescue. We are always conscious about the health and safety of guide and porters. 

Is there tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary for HEN staffs, although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.

How to avoid motion sickness ?
While trekking or driving you may feel motion sickness, vomiting there may be many reason, due to curves and the altitude complete different terrain and topography. Drink enough water while trekking, take lemon pieces, chew ginger or you can use motion-sickness tablets, such as Dramamine. You should not be worry about motion sickness, it is self treatable and get rid of it .

Trekking equipment list

  • XL /M size Duffle Bag
  • Rucksack (40ltr-55ltr)
  • Down Jacket
  • Water proof Jacket
  • Jumper or pile jacket
  • Hiking shirts
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts
  • Full –Sleeves shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Personal towel
  • Sleeping bag – 200 above  (3/4 season)
  • Camp shoes
  • Rain poncho or Umbrella(if you are summer travel)
  • Plastics for cover your personal bag when gets rain
  • Polypropylene /wool socks
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Medical& First-aid kit
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sewing kit
  • Light weight fleece jacket
  • Wool long under wear
  • Light cotton socks for under wools socks
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Mountain trekking boots/ water prove shoes
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind stopper
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Long under ware
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves /fleece/mitten
  • Gaiters
  • Goggles or sunglass UV protected
  • Sun block

Toiletries

  • Camera /memory stucks
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • lip balls/ sun creams UV protect
  • Mosquito protect creams (required only summer)
  • Personal your nature things

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