Expedition Overview


Facts of the trip

  • Destination
    Nepal
  • Arrival On
    Kathmandu
  • Departure From
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accommodation
    Hotel, Teahouse Lodge
  • Meals
    BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek
  • Best Time
    October-December, February- May
  • Transportation
    Private Jeep

The Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal offers a captivating journey through a landscape adorned by Langtang, Lirung, and Ganesh Himal to the north of the Kathmandu Valley. This trek seamlessly integrates the grandeur of towering mountains with the spiritual allure of Lake Gosainkunda, while fostering enriching encounters with the Tamang and Sherpa communities, renowned for their warmth and hospitality. Bordering Tibet, the region serves as a cultural melting pot, providing a glimpse into a diverse tapestry of traditions and customs.

Revered as ‘The Valley of Glaciers Trek,’ traversing Langtang Valley unfolds a breathtaking tapestry of natural wonders, all nestled within the protective embrace of Langtang National Park. The park not only preserves the pristine beauty of the valley but also shelters a rich array of wildlife, including the elusive Red Panda, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan thar, and Rhesus monkeys. Embarking on this trek is an immersive experience that unveils the harmonious coexistence of humans and nature amidst the majestic Himalayan backdrop, leaving trekkers with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Here are some highlights of Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal:

1. Scenic Beauty: Langtang Valley, Lirung, and Ganesh Himal create a stunning backdrop for the trek, with their towering peaks and breathtaking vistas. The trek showcases the natural beauty of the high mountains, lush forests, and sparkling glaciers.

2. Cultural Experience: Trekking through Langtang Valley provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the vibrant culture of the Tamang and Sherpa people. Known for their warmth and hospitality, encountering these indigenous communities adds depth and richness to the journey.

3. Cross-Cultural Blend: Situated on the border of Tibet, the Langtang region offers a unique cross-cultural experience, blending influences from both Nepal and Tibet. This fusion adds a distinct flavor to the trek, enriching the cultural encounters along the way.

4. Lake Gosainkunda: The trek includes a visit to the sacred Lake Gosainkunda, a revered pilgrimage site for Hindus and Buddhists alike. Surrounded by pristine natural beauty, the lake holds religious significance and provides a tranquil setting for reflection.

5. Valley of Glaciers:Langtang Valley is often referred to as ‘The Valley of Glaciers Trek’ due to its spectacular glacier-filled landscapes. The trek offers stunning views of these icy giants, showcasing the raw power and beauty of nature.

6. Langtang National Park: The trek takes you through Langtang National Park, a protected area home to diverse wildlife. From the elusive Red Panda to Himalayan black bears and Rhesus monkeys, the park offers opportunities for wildlife sightings amidst its pristine wilderness.

7. Adventure and Exploration: Trekking in Langtang Valley is not just a physical journey but also a journey of self-discovery and adventure. The rugged terrain, challenging trails, and ever-changing landscapes make for an exhilarating and unforgettable experience.

Overall, the Langtang Valley Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure, making it a must-visit destination for trekkers seeking an authentic Himalayan experience.

Itinerary

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, the bustling capital city of Nepal, travelers will be welcomed and transferred to their accommodation. This first day offers an opportunity to rest and acclimatize to the new surroundings.

Explore the rich cultural heritage of Kathmandu with a guided sightseeing tour. Visit iconic landmarks such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, immersing yourself in the vibrant history and spirituality of the city.

Embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi, a picturesque village located at the gateway to the Langtang Valley. Enjoy breathtaking views of terraced fields, lush forests, and cascading rivers along the journey.

Begin the trek from Syabru Bensi, following the Langtang Khola (river) upstream. Traverse through dense forests teeming with rhododendron and oak trees, reaching Lama Hotel, a charming stopover nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings of the Langtang Valley.

Continue the trek further into the Langtang Valley, passing through quaint Tamang villages and enjoying panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks. Arrive at Langtang, a traditional village adorned with prayer flags and surrounded by towering mountains.

Trek through alpine landscapes and yak pastures to reach Kyangjing Gompa, a sacred Buddhist monastery nestled in the heart of the Langtang Valley. Explore the monastery and surrounding areas, soaking in the spiritual ambiance and breathtaking mountain scenery.

Take a rest day to explore the surrounding areas of Kyangjing Gompa. Hike to nearby viewpoints for panoramic vistas of Langtang Lirung and the surrounding Himalayan peaks, or visit the local cheese factory to learn about traditional cheese-making techniques.

Bid farewell to Kyangjing Gompa and retrace your steps back towards Ghora Tabela, enjoying the familiar landscapes and tranquil ambiance of the Langtang Valley.

Continue the descent back to Syabru Bensi, passing through lush forests and picturesque villages along the way. Reflect on the memories made during the trek as you approach the end of your journey.

Conclude the trek with a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, where you can relax and reminisce about your adventures in the Langtang Valley.

Enjoy a leisurely day in Kathmandu, exploring the vibrant markets, indulging in delicious Nepali cuisine, or simply relaxing at your accommodation.

Bid farewell to the enchanting land of Nepal as you transfer to the airport for your onward journey, carrying with you cherished memories of the Langtang Valley Trek.

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Cost Details


What's Included
  • Pick up and drop transportation.
  • 3 nights accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tour with experience local guide.
  • National Park or Conservation entry permit fees.
  • Accommodation:
  • Teahouse (twin sharing basis room)
  • Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the trek.
  • Experienced English speaking guide / leader, necessary experienced local helpers.
  • All program according to itinerary on full board.
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities to staffs.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.
  • All expenses of personal nature.
  • Bar bills and Beverage.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal visa.
  • Tips for staff.

What to Expect

Accommodation:

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Fourteen Summit will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.

Meals:

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

Langtang Trek is a easy trek. Travelers who can walk up to 4-5 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking to the Langtang should be relatively easy for those who have experience in walking/trekking in low/high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Fourteen Summit Trekking before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel:

The best time for trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Equipment List

Fourteen Summit has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport)
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items
Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get a sunburn
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.

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