Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Nepal 16 Days

Moderate

117 KM

MAX 15

MAX ALTITUDE

4770 mts.


16250 + 5% GST

Kathmandu to Kathmandu

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Brief Description

The Langtang Valley trek in Nepal is a stunning collection of landscapes and authentic Nepalese culture all within easy reach of Kathmandu. Being one of the most offbeat trails that is devoid of crowds, trekking in this lovely valley will take trekkers across some of the best terrains and landscapes of Nepal and will leave you awestruck and craving for more. The trek is easily accessible from Kathmandu as it starts from a tiny town of Syabru Besi taking you across lovely forests, alpine meadows, green pastures and the fantastic Kyangjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery. We will also hike to the highest point of this trek, the Kyangjin Ri Peak at 4770 M which gives you a panoramic view of the Himalayan mountains of Nepal. The best time to do this trek is in the months of March to June and September to December. Stay on this page for more information on the Langtang Valley Trek.



Itinerary

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Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu (1330 M)

Upon arrival our representative will meet you and take you to the hotel and issue your first permit. In the evening you can visit the Thamel Street, it is a very popular place. It has a lot of restaurants, casinos and plenty of shops to buy trekking gears and accessories.


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Day 2

Kathmandu (1330 M) to Syabru Besi (1460 M)

Today we will drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which will take about 7 hours presenting you with amazing views of the Annapurna range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of Lantang region. Overnight in lodge in Syabru Besi.


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Day 3

Syabru Besi (1460 M) to Lama Hotel (2470 M)

We start the trek today from Syabru Besi and cross Bhote Kosi which means "Tibet River" that flows from Tibet. The trail gradually climbs through sub-tropical forests and rhododendron forests eventually taking you to Lama Hotel over a steep trail. Overnight in lodge.


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Day 4

Lama Hotel (2470 M) to Mundu (3550 M)

The trail emerges from the forest with the mountains flanking from both sides of the valley. The trail climbs gradually and the valley opens up to high yak pastures eventually taking you to Mundu.


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Day 5

Mundu (3550 M) to Kyangjin Gompa (3800 M)

Starting from Mundu the trail ascends gradually across yak pastures while the valley widens providing you stunning mountain views. The trail takes you to Kyangjin across small streams and moraines.


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Day 6

Kyangjin (3800 M) to Kyangjin Ri (4850 M) and back to Kyangjin

Today we walk up the moraine field to see the ice falls and glaciers of Lantang Lirung from the Kyangjin Ri peak which also gives you jaw-dropping views of the Lantang peaks.


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Day 7

Kyangjin (3800 M) to Lama Hotel (2470 M)

We retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Overnight in lodges.


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Day 8

Lama Hotel (2470 M) to Thulo Syabru


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Day 9

Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa


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Day 10

Shin Gompa to Gosaikunda (4460 M)


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Day 11

Gosaikunda to Ghopte


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Day 12

Ghopte to Melamchi Gaon


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Day 13

Melamchi Gaon to Tarkeghyang


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Day 14

Tarkeghyang to Sermathang


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Day 15

Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar - Trek. Drive to Kathmandu.


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Day 16

Departure from Kathmandu



Frequently Asked Questions

Pick your question

Mandatory documents: What are the mandatory documents required for the expedition?

Please do carry either your passport or Voter ID card, along with a few passport size photographs.

Transport: In case we opt for the transport with you, where will you pick us from and where will you drop?

You will be picked up and dropped off at the hotel/guest house in Kathmandu.

Transport: What time will we reach the end point on last day of the trek?

You will be dropped off at the hotel/guest house in Kathmandu at the end of the trek.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option to offload my backpack?

You can offload your backpack (up to 10 kg) on this trek. This portage fee is included in the trek cost.

Miscellaneous : Who will lead us on the trek?

A team of the participant will be led by a course certified trek leader and a local guide. All participants are requested to abide by the directions of the leader. There will also be a team of kitchen staff and porters on the trek. We maintain 1:8 ratio of trek leader and participants. All our trek leaders and staff have certified training in first-aid and rescue operation.

Miscellaneous : Is the trekking pole necessary?

It is not mandatory but it is more convenient with the pole. If you don’t want to buy one, you can rent it from us on minimal daily basis charges. You can request the renting link from us.

Miscellaneous : Are there any local stores/shops from where I can shop trekking necessities?

You can buy your trekking necessities from Kathmandu.

Miscellaneous : Is it safe for solo woman traveller to trek in Fixed departures?

Yes, it is absolutely safe for a solo woman to travel in fix departures. Women on the trek will be sharing a tent with each other. In case you are the only woman on the trek, you will be given a separate tent.

Miscellaneous : Will you give certificates on completion of trek?

Yes, e-certificates will be given at the end of each trek provided that you completed it. It will bear your name, the trek, and the maximum altitude you achieved on the trek.

Miscellaneous : Will there be water source on the trail?

Water bottles are available for purchase on the trail. However, if you plan to get water from the local water sources then please carry chlorine tablets/ water purification tablets.

Miscellaneous : Is there an option for currency exchange?

Indian Currency of INR 100 and below work in Nepal. However, the new INR 2000 and INR 500 notes are not accepted at all. The new notes work in the cities, but people at other places might not accept the new notes. Get your currency exchanged to Nepalese currency from Kathmandu.

Weather conditions: What will the temperatures be like during this trek?

Depending on the season, the temperature can drop to -10°C at night and be as high as 30°C during the day time.

Weather conditions: When will there be snow on this trek?

There may be fresh snowfall in the region depending on the weather. There will be permanent snow accumulation at higher altitudes, though not necessarily on the trail itself.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of tents and sleeping bags will be provided to us?

Since the Langtang Valley Trek is not a camping trek, tents and sleeping bags are not required.

Equipment and facilities: Are there any washroom/toilet facilities on the trek?

There are adequate, hygienic facilities throughout the trail and at all accommodations.

Equipment and facilities: If we trek in snow, what equipment will you provide?

Gaiters and microspikes will not be provided by us for trekking in snow. If required you can rent these items in Kathmandu. Not Applicable for treks in Nepal.

Equipment and facilities: What kind of food will be provided for the trek?

Meals are not included on this trek. The lodges / guest houses on this trek have ample eating options.

Equipment and facilities: What equipment can I rent from you?

You can rent following items from us- Trekking Pole, Trekking Shoes, Fleece Jacket, Rucksack

Accommodation type: What will be the accommodation type in this trek?

You will be provided shared accommodation in a hostel in Kathmandu. On the trail, you will be provided twin or triple sharing accommodation in lodges / tea houses / guest houses.

Age limit: What is the minimum & maximum age limit?

The minimum age limit is 13 years. However, minors aged between 13 to 17 should be accompanied with their parents or guardians. If you are above the age of 60, kindly carry a medical certificate from your doctor that deem you fit for adventure activities like trekking.

Nearby attraction: What are the nearby attractions that I can explore?

You will be in Kathmandu at the beginning and end of this trek. There are a number of places to explore in Kathmandu - walk through the old city, explore the streets of Thamel, visit the famous Swayambhunath and Pashupatinath temples, take thangka painting workshops or learn how to cook local cuisine. You can also drive or fly to Pokhara in Central Nepal and explore the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri regions - rife with vast trekking options as well! Another must-see attraction is the Royal Palace, the site of the infamous 2001 massacre of the Royal Family by the then Crown Prince, and now converted into the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

Connectivity: How to Reach the base of the trek & how to go back from the end point?

The base for the Langtang Valley Trek is Kathmandu. To get to Kathmandu from Delhi, you can take one of the following options - By Air: There are multiple flights daily connecting Delhi and Kathmandu. Return airfare will cost you between INR 10,000 - INR 15,000 By Road: The road distance between Delhi and Kathmandu is 1,152 km. A DTC service is operated on this route that will cost you around INR 5,000 for a return journey. You can also drive to Kathmandu in your own vehicle. By Rail: There are multiple trains operating daily from Delhi to Gorakhpur near the India - Nepal border. From Gorakhpur, you will have to take a bus to the Sunauli across the border. From Sunauli, you will have to take another bus to Kathmandu. Expect the return journey to cost you between INR 4,000 - INR 7,000

Connectivity: What is the cellular network connectivity for this trek?

Over the last few years the mobile/ cell phone network has improved significantly in more remote areas of Nepal. The best network above Kathmandu is Nepal Telecom (NTC) or NCell. It is easy to buy an NTC SIM card from Kathmandu. You will need to provide your passport, so don't forget to bring it along.

Packing List: What to pack



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Packing List: How should I pack my rucksack?

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Best Season: What are the best months to visit this trek?

Lantang Valley trek best time:
Pre-monsoon - March to June
Post monsoon - September to December

About the Trek: Why should I go for this trek?

Lantang Valley Trek

Nepal's Langtang Valley Trek is one of the easiest treks near Kathmandu that takes you across a varied landscape of alpine pastures, forests, and vantage points with stunning views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and valleys. This trail is steeped in traditional Nepalese culture along with lovely Buddhist monasteries.

Eligibility: Is this trek good for me?

Lantang Valley Trek is a moderate trek i.e. it requires more strength and endurance than easy level treks. It is a high altitude trek climbing to the height of 4770 meters. Therefore, it is recommended that you first gain experience of trekking to altitudes of 3700 meters and learn about campsite basics, ascending descending on mountain trails, basics of high altitude acclimatization process and then move up a notch with Lantang Valley trek. Lantang Valley Trek level on Bikat's scale is 4. For details on trek difficulty level, please read on Bikat Rating Scale

Eligibility: Experience required

Should have at least 7-10 trek days in the Himalayas in their kitty. For the trek’s achieving more than 4500 meters, a person must have a prior experience of trekking at altitudes of or more than 3700 meters

Eligibility: Fitness benchmark

  1. Jog/Run for 5 Kms in 25-30 mins or Walk continuously for 10 kms (with 3-4 small breaks) on plain terrain (slight incline is better) - You would be required to produce a screenshot from a fitness app testifying the same
  2. Hold your breath for 30-35 seconds

If you are not meeting these benchmarks, please use the preparation schedule to improve your fitness till you achieve the above benchmarks.

Eligibility: Requisite skills

One should be familiar with the following:

  • Know campsite basics like how to use a sleeping bag, sleeping tent, toilet tent
  • Ascending & Descending technique for mountain trails
  • Basic mountain mannerisms
  • Ascending & Descending on snow
  • Basics of Mountain Sickness
  • Basics of Mountain Hazards
  • How to cross small water streams


Why Bikat

Learning Experience
  • We are an Adventure Learning Organisation first.
  • We want you to not just complete a trek safely but also pick up some basic trekking knowledge and skills along the way.
  • To achieve this we have integrated learning modules into our itineraries.
  • These modules will help you build the necessary skills to progress from trekking to mountaineering over time.
Loyality Programs

Our community is an integral part of us and we take pride in our trekkers and climbers. When you complete at least three days on any trek or expedition with us, you become eligible for our membership and referral programs.

  • Currently we have three levels:
  • Basic Membership
  • Summiteer Membership
  • Leader Membership
Personalized Attention
  • Our group sizes on treks don’t exceed 15 members in order to maintain a healthy Participants : Leader Ratio of 8:1.
  • Over time we have found this number to be optimum when it comes to ensuring personalised attention to every member of our group.
  • On mountaineering expeditions this number is even smaller. Our group sizes are capped at 12 members ensuring a Participants : HAP Ratio of 2:1.
Best Expedition Leaders
  • Our Expedition leaders are advanced mountaineering course qualified, specially trained in rescue procedures from NIM and certified first-aid responders.
  • Even our local guides are certified first-aid responders.
Eco-friendly Practices
  • Group sizes are capped at 15 people.
  • Batch sizes are capped at 250 people per trail per season.
  • We follow a rolling campsite model.
  • We are constantly exploring and introducing new trails to reduce the burden on existing ones.
Safety

For us, a successful summit is not about reaching the highest point of a mountain but about making it safely back to base.

  • To ensure this:
  • Every region of ours is mapped with an emergency evacuation plan.
  • The equipment we use is UIAA certified.
  • Our trek leaders are AMC certified with specialisation in rescue procedures.
  • Our support staffs are trained in first aid as well.

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What's Included

Whats 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

Whats 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.

Cancellation Policy

Cash Refund

Cancellations up to 30 days prior to departure date
5% Deduction

Between 30 days to 15 days prior to departure
50% deduction

Less than 15 days of departure
No Cash Refund

Voucher Refund

Cancellations up to 5 days prior to departure date
No Deduction

Cancellations less than 5 days prior to departure
No Refund

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

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