The Langtang Valley Trek is one of the popular trekking routes in Nepal, located in the Langtang region. The trek offers an opportunity to explore the remote and beautiful Langtang valley, with its stunning mountain scenery, picturesque villages, and diverse flora and fauna. Here are some of the major attractions of the Langtang Valley Trek:
- Langtang National Park: The trek begins from Syabrubesi, which is the gateway to Langtang National Park. The park is home to several endangered species, including the red panda, snow leopard, and Himalayan black bear.
- Kyanjin Gompa: Kyanjin Gompa is a beautiful Tibetan Buddhist monastery located at an altitude of 3,900 meters. The monastery offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa.
- Langtang Glacier: The Langtang Glacier is a popular attraction on the trek. It is a beautiful glacier located at an altitude of 4,300 meters and is the source of the Langtang River.
- Tamang Villages: The Langtang Valley Trek also offers an opportunity to explore the traditional Tamang villages. These villages are inhabited by the Tamang people, who are known for their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality.
- Langtang Ri: Langtang Ri is a stunning mountain peak located at an altitude of 7,205 meters. It is one of the most popular peaks in the Langtang region and offers an opportunity for mountaineering enthusiasts to climb it.
- Yak Cheese Factory: The Langtang Valley Trek also takes you to the famous Yak Cheese Factory, where you can taste and buy the locally produced cheese.
Langtang Valley Trek is nearby the city Kathmandu. This trek is suitable for the one who wants to enjoy the scenic beauty of Himalayas and wants to walk short easy steps and lower altitude at the same time. The valley is well-preserved by the locals. You can enjoy the terrace farming, forecast, green mountains along with the super stunning background of White Himalayan range. The main attraction of Langtang village trek is Langtang Valley, Ganjala Pass, Gosainkunda Lake, and Langtang National Park. Apart from that our guide will show you other splendid attraction of the valley from where you can see all the Himalayan ranges. Gosainkunda Lake is one of the holiest places of the Hindu and Buddhist religion. it is regarded as the abode of the Hindu god Shiva and Gauri. Many pilgrimages of Nepal and Indra visit Gosaikunda lake during a major Hindu festival. Similarly, Ganjala Pass separates Langtang valley and Helambu Valley. It is very challenging, and need climbing knowledge along with knowledge of rope fixing.
Langtang valley is close to Tibet, so they follow the Buddhist religion. You will get an opportunity to see their cultural and lifestyle closely. Further, you will get the Buddhist temples and monasteries. All their lifestyles, traditional clothes, culture, houses clearly reflect the Tibetan culture. The people of the Langtang Valley are the descendants of Tibet, later they intermingle with the Tamang people of Helambu.
The valley that rose from the devastating Earthquake
In 25th April 2015, Nepalese felt the worst earthquake with the magnitude of 7.8, killing around 9,000 people and injured about 22,000. This earthquake precipitated the avalanche in Mount Everest killing 21 and marked as the deadliest in Mount Everest History. Similarly, the earthquake also affects the Langtang valley which prompts the avalanche in the area, called Langtang Lirung Glacier, swiping away the entire Hotel, Lodge, House, Livestock of the valley. The trekking was closed for more than a year. Now it is reopened and recreated a path for a trekking which gives you the pleasant experience as it has always has been.
* The profit we have earned and the money you have invested in the Langtang valley will be contributed to the Langtang valley for their financial and economic upliftment.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the departure.|
|MAXIMUM ALTITUDE||5,000 M/16,347ft|
|BEST SEASON||September, October, November, Early December, March, April & May|
|TRIP ROUTE||Kathmandu- Syabrubesi- Lama Hotel- Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa-Tserko Ri-Kathmandu|
Day 01:- Arrival in Kathmandu
- Pick up by Jatra Travels representative
Day 02:- Kathmandu Sightseeing
- Full day sightseeing by private transport with local export
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,503m)
- Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (6-7 hours)
- Overnight in Syabrubesi
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m)
- Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (5-6hours)
- Overnight in Lama Hotel
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m)
- Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (6-7 hours)
- Overnight in Langtang Village
Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)
- Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3-4 hours)
- Explore the area around Kyanjin Gompa in the afternoon
- Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa (day hike to Tserko Ri or Kyanjin Ri)
- Hike to Tserko Ri or Kyanjin Ri for panoramic views of the Langtang range (5-6 hours)
- Return to Kyanjin Gompa for overnight stay
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,380m)
- Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (6-7 hours)
- Overnight in Lama Hotel
Day 09: Again Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: approx 4-5 hours
- Trek from Lama hotel to Syabrubesi
- Over night at Syabrubesi
Day 10: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
- Drive back to kathmandu
- Shopping and Relax at Kathmandu
Day 11: Final departure and see you again
- See you next time for next trip
- Airport pick up and Drop off
- 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with BB plan.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.
- Tour Guide.
- 7 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek using local lodges
- 3 meals a day during trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.)
- An experienced Porter and Guide for Trek (1 Porter = 2 Guest )
- Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- Kathmandu private surface transfer
- Sleeping bags (Refundable after finishing the Trek )
- All necessary paper work and permits TIMS
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- All government and local taxes.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be
- paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Guide and Porters Food, Transport, accommodation, Salary Equipment’s etc
- Insurance of Porter and Guide
- Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two
- Passport photographs)
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel and rescue insurance if required
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery
- Recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters.
Day 1:- Arrival in capital City, Kathmandu, meet and greet up Our Jatra Travels representative will pick you up from your location and drop to the hotel in Kathmandu. After the hotel check-in, you have a trip meeting with the company’s tour operator.
Day 2:- Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for the trek Kathmandu is the capital city of Nepal, situated in the Kathmandu Valley at an altitude of 1,400 meters above sea level. The city is known for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, and stunning natural beauty. Some of the popular tourist attractions in Kathmandu include:
- Pashupatinath Temple: A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most sacred Hindu temples in the world.
- Swayambhunath Stupa: Also known as the Monkey Temple, it is a Buddhist shrine with a dome-shaped stupa and a complex of temples and shrines.
- Boudhanath Stupa: Another UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the largest stupas in the world.
- Durbar Square: A complex of palaces, temples, and courtyards that showcase the rich history and culture of Nepal.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by local bus: approximately 7-8 hours
The distance between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi is around 122 kilometers (76 miles), and the journey by local bus usually takes around 7-8 hours, depending on traffic and road conditions.
The route from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi passes through hilly terrain, and the roads can be narrow, steep, and winding in some places. The journey can be quite scenic, with views of lush green forests, terraced fields, and snow-capped mountains in the distance. Usually bus leave from the Gongabu Bus Park in Kathmandu, and you may need to buy your ticket in advance to secure a seat.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel: 6 hours The trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel is a popular part of the Langtang Valley trek in Nepal. It typically takes about 5-6 hours to complete and covers a distance of around 9 kilometers (5.6 miles).
The trail begins in Syabrubesi and follows the Langtang River upstream, passing through lush forests of oak, maple, and rhododendron trees. Along the way, you’ll cross several suspension bridges and climb some steep sections of trail as you make your way to Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel is a small settlement located at an altitude of around 2,380 meters (7,808 feet). It’s a popular rest stop for trekkers on the Langtang Valley trek, and there are several lodges and tea houses where you can stay overnight.
During the trek, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy stunning views of the Langtang Himal range, including peaks like Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa. Keep an eye out for local wildlife, such as langur monkeys, musk deer, and Himalayan thar.
It’s important to note that the trail can be quite steep and challenging in some sections, so it’s recommended that you have a moderate level of fitness and are prepared for some uphill and downhill trekking. Additionally, it’s important to pack appropriate gear and clothing for the trek, including warm layers and a rain jacket, as the weather can be unpredictable in the mountains.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village: around 6-7 hoursThe trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village is the next leg of the Langtang Valley trek in Nepal. It typically takes about 5-6 hours to complete and covers a distance of around 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
The trail continues to follow the Langtang River upstream, passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and fir trees. Along the way, you’ll pass through several small villages and settlements, including Gumanchok and Ghoda Tabela, before arriving in Langtang village.
Langtang village is a small but picturesque settlement located at an altitude of around 3,430 meters (11,253 feet). It’s one of the main villages in the Langtang Valley and is home to several lodges, tea houses, and small shops.
Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa: approx 4-5 hours The Langtang Valley Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that offers stunning mountain views and an opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Tamang people. The trek starts from the town of Syabrubesi and passes through several beautiful villages, including Langtang Village, before reaching the final destination of Kyanjin Gompa.
The distance between Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa is around 7.5 kilometers, and the trek takes around 3-4 hours to complete, depending on your pace and fitness level. The trail is mostly uphill, and you will gain around 600 meters in elevation.
The trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa is relatively easy and well-marked, with stunning views of the Langtang mountain range throughout the journey. Along the way, you will pass through lush forests of rhododendron and bamboo and cross several streams and suspension bridges.
Kyanjin Gompa is a small village located at an altitude of 3,870 meters, and it is the final destination of the Langtang Valley Trek. It is home to a beautiful monastery and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, and Dorje Lakpa. It is also a popular base for exploring the nearby glaciers and high-altitude lakes.
Day 07: Stop for Acclimatization, because this place is in altitude of 5000m/16,404ft – Explore around Tserko Ri 7-8 hours It is essential to acclimatize properly when trekking at high altitudes to avoid altitude sickness. One popular acclimatization stop on the Langtang Valley Trek is Kyanjin Gompa, which is located at an altitude of 3,870 meters. During your acclimatization day, it is best to take it easy and avoid any strenuous activities. You can spend your time exploring the surrounding area of Kyanjin Gompa, which offers stunning views of the Langtang mountain range.
If you feel up to it, you can also take a hike up to Tserko Ri, which is a popular viewpoint that offers panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. The hike takes around 7-8 hours round trip and is quite challenging, with steep and rocky terrain. It is essential to bring proper gear, including warm clothing, sturdy boots, and plenty of water and snacks. Remember to listen to your body and take breaks as needed. If you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, such as headache, dizziness, or nausea, it is essential to descend to a lower altitude immediately and seek medical attention if necessary.
Day 08: Trek back to Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: maximum 7 hours:- The trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel is a scenic route that takes around 6-7 hours to complete. This section of the Langtang Trek covers a distance of about 17 km and involves descending from an altitude of 3,870 meters to 2,380 meters.
The trail initially follows the same path you took while ascending to Kyanjin Gompa, passing through yak pastures and the Langtang River. You’ll get to enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa.
Day 09: Again Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: approx 4-5 hours:- The trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi is the last leg of the Langtang Trek and takes around 6-7 hours to complete. This section of the trek covers a distance of about 12 km and involves descending from an altitude of 2,380 meters to 1,503 meters.
The trail initially descends through the dense forest of oak and rhododendron, with occasional views of the Langtang mountain range. You will pass by several small settlements and cross a few suspension bridges over the Langtang River. The trail is mostly downhill, but there are a few uphill sections as well.
Day 10: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu:- After completing the Langtang Trek, you will need to take a bus from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu. The road journey takes approximately 6-7 hours, depending on traffic conditions and weather.
The road from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu passes through scenic mountainous terrain, offering stunning views of hills, rivers, and terraced fields. The bus route follows the Trishuli River for most of the journey, passing through small towns and villages along the way.
Day 11: Final departure and see you again:- On day 11 of your trip, you will be flying back home from Kathmandu. Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore the city or do some last-minute shopping before you depart.
Make sure to check your flight details in advance and arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare. The Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu can get busy, so it’s important to allow enough time for check-in and security procedures.
Once you’re on board your flight, sit back, relax, and reflect on the amazing experience you’ve had in Nepal. You’ll be leaving with memories that will last a lifetime, and hopefully, a newfound appreciation for the beauty of the Himalayas and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality
Note for Trekkers: – if the trip is cancelled before the time span because of any Disasters like earthquakes, landslides, avalanches, floods etc or Due to the reason of our guide and porter, the remaining cash will be refunded to you. But, if the trip is cancelled from your own side before the time span, the remaining cash will not be refunded back to you.
During your trek, sometimes we have to stop in teahouses for a small break, which is not so much facilitated. They have shared washing rooms and toilet. Similarly, it is easier to get the single room at Kathmandu and lower elevation places. However, in high altitude accommodations are on twin Sharing basis. However, Jatra Travels will arrange a single room along with attached bathroom as much as possible.
Permits: permits are required to enter the Langtang Conservation Area where the trek is located. There are two types of permits required for the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek:
Langtang National Park Entry Permit: This permit is mandatory for all trekkers entering the Langtang National Park.
Langtang Conservation Area Entry Permit: This permit is specific to the Annapurna region and is required for all trekkers.
Guide: Jatra Travels will arrange a local expert who is familiar with the route, terrain, culture, and traditions of the region. They can help you plan your itinerary, navigate the trail, and provide insight into the local culture and history. They can also help with any language barriers and ensure your safety on the trek. Hiring a guide can be particularly helpful if you are a first-time trekker, or if you are not familiar with the region.
Porter: A porter is someone who carries your luggage during the trek. They can carry up to 30 kg of weight, allowing you to carry only a small daypack with your essentials. This can make the trek less physically demanding and more enjoyable. Hiring a porter can also help to support the local economy by providing employment opportunities to local people.
Luggage while Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek:: During the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek, Just take the stuff that you need. Rest of your stuff can be kept at the storage in Kathmandu hotel. Don’t forget to carry a water bottle, camera, sunscreen lotion, waterproof jackets and spare jacket.
Duration: The trek typically takes 7 to 11 days to complete, depending on your itinerary and pace.
Starting Point: The trek starts from Kathmandu
Difficulty Level: Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek is a challenging trek, it is also a highly rewarding and unforgettable experience. Trekkers who are well-prepared, physically fit, and mentally resilient can successfully complete the trek and enjoy the stunning scenery and unique cultural experiences along the way.
Altitude Details during Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek:
The Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you through scenic landscapes, charming villages, and up to the stunning Kyanjin Gompa monastery. The trek is of moderate difficulty and is suitable for most fitness levels.
In terms of altitude, the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek takes you to a maximum elevation of approximately 3,870 meters (12,697 feet) at Kyanjin Gompa. However, the trek starts at a much lower altitude, with the first day starting from Syabrubesi at an altitude of 1,503 meters (4,931 feet).
Here’s a altitude along the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek:
- Syabrubesi: 1,503 meters (4,931 feet)
- Lama Hotel: 2,380 meters (7,808 feet)
- Langtang Village: 3,430 meters (11,253 feet)
- Kyanjin Gompa: 3,870 meters (12,697 feet)
It’s important to note that altitude sickness can be a risk when trekking at higher elevations, so it’s essential to acclimatize properly and be aware of the symptoms. It’s also recommended to consult with a doctor before undertaking any high altitude trekking.
Accommodation during Kathmandu and during the Trek: We will provide you in at least 3-star Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Lodge/Teahouse during the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek. The rooms are basic, normally adjusted with a bed, a pillow and blankets during the trek. In peak tourist season you may have to share the room with other people because of the limited hotels and rooms. Few have electric lights, and all have a spacious dining room-lounge.
What are tea houses? Tea houses are basic lodges or guesthouses that offer accommodation, food, and drinks for trekkers. They are typically located along the trekking route, and the quality of the facilities varies depending on the location.
What is the accommodation like? The accommodation in tea houses is basic, with shared rooms and bathrooms. Most tea houses offer twin or double rooms with two single beds or a double bed. The rooms are usually heated by a stove, and blankets are provided to keep you warm at night.
What are the meals like? Most tea houses offer a variety of meals, including traditional Nepali dishes like dal bhat (rice and lentil soup), momos (dumplings), and thukpa (noodle soup). Western dishes like pizza, pasta, and fried rice are also available. Breakfast typically includes porridge, eggs, bread, and tea or coffee.
Is water safe to drink in tea houses? We recommended to drink boiled or filtered or purify water to avoid getting sick from drinking contaminated water.
Electricity and Battery Recharge: There is electricity or solar energy in some of the villages of Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek where you can re-charge your camera and phone batteries. But we suggest you bring spare batteries for the camera with you. In some places you will have to pay for recharging batteries. Personal mobile touch tight should be carried by the individual while walking in the dark early morning and during stay at Tea/Guest house.
Personal Expenses on Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek: Personal expenses depend largely on your habit. You only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (some smaller shops are available along the trail in the areas), tips, souvenirs, hot shower (you must pay in some places).4-6$ USD per day should be enough for hot drinks, shower, and snacks.
Tips: Tips are appreciated. The amount depends on your budget and appreciation of their services. Feel free to appreciate.
Communication on Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek: While trekking in the remote parts of the Himalayas you may not have access to telephone or internet facilities for some days. However, on some routes there may be these facilities (Wi-Fi) for which one has to pay.
Insurance/Rescue: In case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation, please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before signing it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Ensure that you have insured yourself before going on the trip.
First-aid kit: Your Guide ll have first-aid kit but You should have a basic first-aid kit that includes medications for altitude sickness, painkillers, antiseptic creams, and bandages.
Water purification: You should buy or bring a water purification tablets, a water filter, or a UV pen to ensure that you have access to safe drinking water throughout the trek.
Personal hygiene: You should bring personal hygiene items such as toilet paper, wet wipes, hand sanitizer, and a small towel.
Cash and documents: You should take some Nepali currency to cover your personal expenses during the trek, as there are no ATMs on the trekking trail.
Snacks and energy bars: You should bring some snacks and energy bars to fuel your body during the trek, as food options are limited on the trail.
Equipment list for Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek
The Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek is a moderate to strenuous trek that requires proper equipment and gear. Here is a basic equipment list for the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek:
- Hiking boots
- Hiking socks (wool or synthetic)
- Lightweight trekking pants
- Long-sleeved shirts
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Insulated jacket (down or synthetic)
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Warm hat and gloves
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Backpack (40-50 liters)
- Sleeping bag (rated to at least 0°C/32°F)
- Trekking poles
- Headlamp with extra batteries
- Water bottles or hydration system (total capacity of at least 2 liters)
- Snacks and energy bars
- Personal first aid kit (including medication for altitude sickness)
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Insect repellent
- Camera and extra batteries
- Trekking hat or cap
- Scarf or buff
- Thermal underwear or base layers
- Fleece pants
- Waterproof gloves
- Personal toiletries and wet wipes
It is important to pack light and only bring essential items, as you will be carrying your own gear throughout the trek. You can rent some equipment in Kathmandu if you don’t have them or don’t want to bring them. It is also recommended to pack everything in waterproof bags or dry bags to keep your gear dry in case of rain or snow.
In conclusion, the Langtang Kyanjin Gompa Trek was an unforgettable experience that allowed me to witness some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. Every step of the journey was filled with breathtaking views and new discoveries. But also advise adequate physical preparation and acclimatization. It’s a challenging but rewarding journey that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.
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