This Langtang valley trek is one of the short trekking routes compared to Everest base camp or Annapurna circuit trek. It is also the closest trekking route here. We can reach the starting point of the trekking after just about 8 hours of bumpy ride to Syafrubesi. This valley was completely destroyed during the massive 2015 earthquake. Since then, this trekking region was closed, but recently with the reconstruction of the trekking route as well as houses and lodges in this region, this trail has been opened.
This moderate level trek will take you to the beautiful Langtang valley. We will pass through two national parks i.e. Shivapuri National park and Langtang National Park while doing this trek. While trekking through these national parks, you will be able to see lush green vegetation. Wildlife has been well preserved in this national park.
Trek starts from Syafrubesi. Trekking trail follows through the bank of Langtang river. We have to cross this river via suspension bridge. Trail passes through the Tamang heritage trail. This trail will help you know more about the local Tamang people. It will also be helpful to know about the culture and daily lifestyle of the local people living in this region. The trail passes through different villages like Bamboo, Lama Hotel, Ghoda tabela, Langtang Valley, and Kyanging valley. The trail is not so difficult, so almost everyone with a good physical condition can easily do this trek. The trail is mostly teahouse and lodge trail, so you will be staying there as a local with a minimum facility to eat and rest. Langtang valley and Kyanging valley is a small village with few house and teahouse. Beautiful mountains surround this valley. Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and Sisha Pangma are some of the mountains that you will see during this trek. Little hike up to the Kyanging Ri will get a good view of the surrounding mountains as well as Kyanging valley below. Also, you will see few glaciers from the top of Kyanging Ri. This valley is mostly influenced with Tibetan culture. Hence, you will see century old monasteries, wall paintings, mani wall, prayer wheels, flags and stupas during the trek.
The trail will take you through dense forest of rhododendron, fir, oaks and pine. If lucky enough, you will also get a chance to see different wildlife like red panda, monkeys, lizards, and yaks. The best season to trek in this region are September to December and February to April. During this season, the weather will be clear and will get a chance to see mountains. This teahouse trek will give you a chance to be close to the nature and also you will able to get a chance to see the local lifestyle and culture.
Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights
Max Altitude: 4700 m
Cost: USD 679
Activity: Day Trips, Explore Nepal, Trekking
Starting Point: Kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road after Betrawati is still under construction.
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about six hours. You walk through Jungle & the bank of the Langtang Khola . Later on you find that the settlement of Lama Hotel is located on the banks of Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and mountains.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m.) which takes about five hours. En route you are quite mesmerized by the beautiful views of the Langtang range. You can also experience and make observation of Tibetan settlements.
Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin (3870m.)and it takes about three hours. This day you can see the glaciated valley of Kyangjin on the lap of Langtang Lirung and surrounded by snowy mountains which is also the world’s nearest settlements to glacier. If you happen to visit during monsoon you can find various wild Himalayan flowers.
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around. This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the Tserko-Ri (5000m) or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Himal Range .
Trek from Kyangjin to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about six hours. From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi and it takes about five 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 (1600m.). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle.
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu and it takes about eight hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. You drive along the unpaved road till Betrawati and you begin to follow narrow well paved road.
All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom
Welcome in Airport by garland. Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast. Accommodation in tea house during trek
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
Kathmandu /Syabrubesi / Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
4 seasonal sleeping bags. Trekking map for group
All necessary paper work & Permits
# Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Clear Sky Treks staff, National Park Fee, TIMS, First aids kit, Travel & Rescue arrangement, All government taxes, Farewell dinner
Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
Personal gears & clothing (available on hire). Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc. Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual