Arrive in Kathmandu (1,330M)
Day 1 is reserved to make your way to the bustling capital city of Kathmandu. Its colourful, crowded streets packed with shops stacking trekking and climbing gear to their very top in addition to the many tourist hotels and cafes with high mountains in the backdrop is enough to suggest that trekking in Nepal is going to be a different experience. With crowds from across the globe sifting through the city in search of climbing gear suited for the highest mountains, this place is your best bet if you need to buy some top-class equipment, at the best rates, for your future climbs or if you are missing something for the one you are on now! The shops and cafes in Kathmandu accept Indian currency but you might want to take this day to exchange your money to Nepal currency since cash is the only medium of payment on the higher reaches of the trek and the only money accepted in tea houses above is local currency.
Kathmandu (1,330M) to Syabrubesi (1,550M)
Distance: 120 kms
Duration: 7-8 hours drive
We start early for our long drive out of Kathmandu. Syabrubesi is the starting point for all the treks into the Langtang Valley. The journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi is a bumpy ride on long winding roads with outstanding views of impressive peaks like Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. We stay the night at a tea house in Syabrubesi.
Syabrubesi (1,550M) to Lama Hotel (2,380M)
Duration: 6 hour trek
After breakfast, we start our trek along the Langtang Khola. The trail for today takes us through temperate zones of forests thick with oak and rhododendrons. After a series of ascents and descents through the jungles, we cross a bridge over the Langtang Khola to get to the other side of the river. The trail from here is steep all the way up to Lama Hotel. We spend the night here in a tea house.
Lama Hotel (2,380M) to Mundu (3,543M) via Langtang village (3,430M)
Duration: 6-7 hours trek
We are gaining over 1,100M in altitude today. It is likely to be a heavy day. The mountain landscape abundant in waterfalls is an effective distractor, however. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. This range of mountains boasts of over a dozen high-rising peaks ranging from the elevation of 5,500M to over 7,200M. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village. This village which was one of the worst affected during the earthquake in 2015, has since been rehabilitated. From here we continue towards Mundu where we stay the night.
Mundu (3,543M) to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870M)
Duration: 2-3 hours trek
Today is a relatively short day and also one where we hit the highest altitude for this trek. After breakfast, we head out to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. The route brings us through elements which are characteristic of the landscape of Nepal – plenty water mills, innumerable prayer wheels, and countless chortens which are sacred mounds of rocks with Buddhist inscriptions carved on each one. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and the surrounding areas admiring the many mountain peaks in the region.
Kyangjin Gompa (3,870M) to Lama Hotel (2,380M)
Duration: 6-7 hours trek
It’s time to head back. We retrace our steps to Lama Hotel after a heartful breakfast at Kyangjin Gompa. The trail is mostly downhill as we pass through mysterious forests and the beautiful villages of Tamang. Passing through these villages is one of the highlights of this trek as these villages offer a glimpse into the culture of the region. We also get to enjoy the views of the Himalayan peaks that we had missed climbing up. We stay the night in Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel (2,380M) to Syabrubesi (1,550M)
Duration: 5-6 hours trek
On our way down to Syabrubesi we cross Bamboo and Pahiro villages. It is an easy trek down to the place where we started which also happens to be to one of the biggest towns in the district.
Syabrubesi (1,550M) to Kathmandu (1,330M)
Distance: 120 kms
Duration: 7-8 hours drive
It is the same drive back that we took on Day 2, now in the other direction. Expect to reach Kathmandu by evening. We spend the night at Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu
Kindly check out of the hotel by 12 noon. We can arrange for a drop-off at the airport on request.
Langtang Valley Trek is a level 4 adventure on the Bikat Rating Scale.
This makes it mandatory for you to have high-altitude experience of preferably multiple treks marked at level 5 on the BRS. The altitude, the terrain and the nature of the climb demand a certain level of skill and a need for you to be aware of how your body reacts to the various features of high altitude environment.
we will send you a progression chart to help you comfortably get out of your comfort zone in order to level up and ultimately reach your highest potential in the big, bad world of outdoor adventure.
This is a list of essential items for individuals doing the trek with Bikat Adventures. This list contains only those items which the participants are required to bring with them. The list excludes those items which are provided by Bikat Adventures on the trek. We have divided the items into five categories. All the items in the list are essential except for those marked as optional.
Our batch sizes are capped at 15 for smaller treks with the trek leader and trekker ratio of 1:8. This ratio, in our years of experience, has proven to deliver the best trekking experience for individuals as well as groups. Capping the size of the group ensures individual attention to each trekker so that no signs of distress or need during the trek go unnoticed. It also helps to form a more cohesive cohort with better group energy which helps define the rhythm and pace of days on the trek. As you go higher up on the BRS scale, since the stakes are higher, expeditions have an even smaller group size with the ratio of expedition leader to climber set at 1:2.
We follow a rigorous regime of hiring and training our experts in the field. Each trek leader is a certified mountaineer with years of experience in the field. In addition to their qualification, they also go through practical and situational training to tackle any and all kinds of sudden conditions that may present themselves on the ground. Being unpredictable is the core nature of the mountains but being ready for any circumstance as best as possible is a controllable asset that we try to nurture. Our field experts are also trained in basic medicine and first-aid response. Watch: Forerunners - The Making of A Trek Leader At Bikat Adventures
Since Bikat Adventures is a learning-based organization, we help you climb up the ladder of difficulty within the sphere of outdoor adventure systematically. Our on-ground training modules are designed to handhold you through the upskilling process so that you are ready to take on bigger challenges.
All the gear used on our treks and expeditions is tried and tested, maintained for good quality, and is overall top-notch in quality and condition. We are continually looking to obtain the best of everything there is in the market so as to ensure optimum safety.
Along with the staff you see on-ground, we have a team of superheroes working in the background to give you the best experience possible. Our background team also comprises local staff from each area who know the region best. Having local support helps with studying the area, pre-planning, execution, and in receiving timely support in case of emergencies in these remote locations.
Our on-field staff is in constant contact with our teams based in primary locations so as to eliminate any avoidable delay in reaching additional help and support when required. We try to use the best tools for communication available, including satellite phones, in regions where they are not restricted.
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