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Langtang Valley Trek

An Offbeat Hidden Gem of Nepal

Moderate

Langtang Valley Trek

BRS 4
Max Altitude
Nepal
9 days
117 Km
Max 15
44000 + 5% GST
Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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Brief Description

Grade:Moderate
Location: Nepal
Altitude:3860 m
Duration:9 Days
Buried deep within the Langtang National Park, the Langtang Valley trek is one of the most underappreciated treks in Nepal. As a trail which is jam-packed with beauty, is easily accessible from Kathmandu and is also fairly easy to navigate, it barely gets the attention it truly deserves. This makes it a perfect off-beat trek with scanty crowds. Some of the noteworthy features of the trek include the remote villages hidden deep within its landscape, large stretches of terraced mountains and the limitless depths of its many gorges. The trail for this trek that goes through wide pasturelands with countless grazing yaks, lush green forests at its foot and the pale white snow of the howling glaciers towards its apex is a perfect introduction to all the climactic zones of the valley.

The trail runs alongside the river and rises from forests thick with oak and rhododendrons slowly up to wild alpine meadows and high-altitude pasturelands. It eventually leads you to Kyanjin Gompa which, at an altitude of 3,860M, is the last village in the valley. Numerous trekking trails perfect for day hikes branch out from Kyanjin Gompa.

The small village of Langtang, with a population of less than 1000, was one of the worst hit villages during the earthquake of 2015. Swept away by the avalanche at the time, it has since been reconstructed. Rich in a wide variety of flora and fauna, the region is also home to some endangered animal species including Himalayan red Panda, Pika, Muntjank, Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, common langur amongst countless others. As a perfect blend of nature and culture, Langtang Valley is much too generous in its offerings in a short period of time that it demands from you. The constant company of the towering peaks of Nepal Himalayas is only an unselfish gift from the trail to those who decide to walk the road less travelled.

The best time to do this trek is between the pre-monsoon months of March and June and the post-monsoon months of September and December.

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Brief Itinerary

Arrive in Kathmandu (1,330M)
Kathmandu (1,330M) to Syabrubesi (1,550M)
Syabrubesi (1,550M) to Lama Hotel (2,380M)
Lama Hotel (2,380M) to Mundu (3,543M) via Langtang village (3,430M)
Mundu (3,543M) to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870M)
Kyangjin Gompa (3,870M) to Lama Hotel (2,380M)
Lama Hotel (2,380M) to Syabrubesi (1,550M)
Syabrubesi (1,550M) to Kathmandu (1,330M)
Departure from Kathmandu

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1

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.

Day 2

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. 

Day 3

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.

Day 4

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.

Day 5

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.

Day 6

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.

Day 7

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.

Day 8

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.

Day 9

Departure from Kathmandu

Kindly check out of the hotel by 12 noon. We can arrange for a drop-off at the airport on request.

 

What's Included

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in guesthouse/lodge on all trek days
  • Permits (Upto the amount charged for Indian nationals)
  • Safety Equipment includes static rescue rope, seat harness, carabiners, pulleys
  • Experienced guide
  • Portage of 10kg personal luggage

What's Not Included

  • Any Expense of personal nature.
  • Any Expense not specified in the inclusions list.
  • Any meals during the trek/road journey/hotel accomodation
  • Any tip to porters or guides which is a customary thing in Nepal
  • Backpack Offloading of more than 10 kg
  • Travel Insurance and Rescue Evacuation in case of emergency
  • Gaiters, microspikes and sleeping bags (wherever necessary) are not included and thus have to rented from Pokhara by you.

Are you Eligible for this Adventure?

Moderate
3860 m
117 km

BRS Level Required

BRS 4

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.

If you do not know what level of BRS trek would suit you best, worry not! Fill out this Form:

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.

Packing List

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.

Trekking Gear

  • Ruck sack bag with rain cover. Qty -1
  • Day Pack Bag - Recommended for treks with summit day
  • Head Torch with spare Batteries. Qty -1
  • U V protection sunglasses. Qty -1 Here is how you can choose the best sunglasses for trekking.
  • Water Bottles: 2 bottles of 1 liter each

Footwear

  • Non-skid, deep treaded, high-ankle trekking shoes Qty -1
  • Pair of light weight Slipper/Sandals Qty -1

Clothing

  • Quick Dry Warm lower or Track Pants. Qty - 2
  • Full sleeves T-shirts/ Sweatshirts. 1 for every 2 days of trekking
  • Pair of thick woolen socks. 1 pair for every two days of trekking
  • Thermal Body warmer Upper & Lower. Qty-1
  • Undergarments. Qty - 1 for every day of trekking
  • Warm jacket closed at wrist & neck .Qty-1
  • Full sleeves sweater. Qty -1
  • Rain wear ( Jacket & Pants ) . Qty-1
  • Pair of waterproof, warm gloves. Qty-1
  • Woolen cap. Qty-1
  • Sun shielding Hat. Qty -1

Toiletries

  • Personal toiletries kit (Small Towel, Toilet paper, paper soap, Bar soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, cold cream, etc.)
  • Sun screen lotion small pack. Qty -1 Here is your Sun Protection 101 to stay safe in the bright sunny outdoors.
  • Lip Balm small pack. Qty-1

Utensils

  • Small size, Light weight & Leak proof lunch box. Qty-1
  • Plate. Qty- 1
  • Spoon.Qty-1
  • Tea/Coffee (plastic) Mug.Qty-1

Miscellaneous

  • Camera (Optional)
  • Carry your medicines in plenty in case you have any specific ailment. Consult your doctor before joining the trek.
  • Dry fruits, Nuts, Chocolate bars (Optional)


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Why Bikat?

Small Group Size


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.


Qualified Trek Leaders


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


Guided Progression


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.


Equipment Quality and Check


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.


Support Systems


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.


Communication


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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Cancellation Policy


Cash refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date

5% deduction

Cancellations between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure date

50% deduction

Cancellations within 15 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Voucher refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date

No Deduction

Cancellations within 5 days prior to departure date

No Refund

Please Note:
  1. Cash refund is applicable only in case of bookings made without using any promotional offer code or vouchers
  2. This is only a brief of cancellation terms. For finer details please refer Detailed Cancellation Policy.

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