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The Langtang Trek

Explore the delightful Langtang Valley - Option to ascend spectacular view points - Realm of the Red Panda

All Meals on Trek Included

Duration

10 Days

Grade

Moderate / Challenging

Max Altitude

4773m

Walking Days

6 Days

Accommodation

2 Nts Hotels - 7 Nts Trekking Lodges

Trip Overview

The Langtang Valley is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Nepal.

This short Nepal trek heads up through the Langtang Valley and through the Langtang National Park, which is renowned for being one of the few places where the increasingly rare Red Panda can be found, although seldom seen due to its rarity and that its preferred habitat is dense pine forest. Heading up the valley, this linear trek becomes increasingly spectacular as the high mountain peaks reveal themselves in all their splendour. Reaching the valley head at the atmospheric Kyanjin Gompa there’s the option of ascending one of two classic Himalayan viewpoints: Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or even Tsergo Ri (4800m) before descending back through the valley system. Don't forget our trekking holidays are tailor-made and although the rate of altitude gains are reasonable you may wish to consider acclimatisation days, rest days and even contingency days added.The itinerary is merely a suggested itinerary and is not entirely 'set in stone'. Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent in trekking lodges. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.

This trek can also be readily combined and lengthened with an approach to Langtang via Helambu, Gosainkund Lakes and over the Lauribina La. See our Helambu & Langtang Trek for more.

The Langtang Valley is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Nepal.

  • This short Nepal trek heads up through the Langtang Valley and through the Langtang National Park, which is renowned for being one of the few places where the increasingly rare Red Panda can be found, although seldom seen due to its rarity and that its preferred habitat is dense pine forest. Heading up the valley, this linear trek becomes increasingly spectacular as the high mountain peaks reveal themselves in all their splendour. Reaching the valley head at the atmospheric Kyanjin Gompa there’s the option of ascending one of two classic Himalayan viewpoints: Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or even Tsergo Ri (4800m) before descending back through the valley system. Don't forget our trekking holidays are tailor-made and although the rate of altitude gains are reasonable you may wish to consider acclimatisation days, rest days and even contingency days added.The itinerary is merely a suggested itinerary and is not entirely 'set in stone'. Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent in trekking lodges. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.

    This trek can also be readily combined and lengthened with an approach to Langtang via Helambu, Gosainkund Lakes and over the Lauribina La. See our Helambu & Langtang Trek for more.

Example Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Arrive Kathmandu
    • Day 2
      Private transfer to Syabru Besi
    • Day 3
      Trek to “Lama Hotel”
    • Day 4
      Trek to Langtang/Mundu
    • Day 5
      Trek to Kyanjin Gompa
    • Day 6
      Kyanjin Ri/Tsergo Ri viewpoint
    • Day 7
      Descend to “Lama Hotel”
    • Day 8
      Descend to Syabru Besi
    • Day 9
      Overland to Kathmandu
    • Day 10
      Depart Nepal
  • DAY
    1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: None

    DAY 1

    Arrive Kathmandu

    Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: None

    DAY
    2

    Private transfer to Syabru Besi

    After breakfast you’ll leave Kathmandu and travel overland by private vehicle heading out of the Kathmandu Valley on the “road to Tibet”. The journey to Syabru Besi (1460m) takes around 6 hours.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Syabru Besi
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Find out more about Trekking Lodges

    DAY 2

    Private transfer to Syabru Besi

    After breakfast you’ll leave Kathmandu and travel overland by private vehicle heading out of the Kathmandu Valley on the “road to Tibet”. The journey to Syabru Besi (1460m) takes around 6 hours.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Syabru Besi
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Find out more about Trekking Lodges

    DAY
    3

    Trek to “Lama Hotel”

    Your trek up into the Lantgang Valley crosses the Bhote Khosi River, which begins its journey in Tibet. Ascending through forests of oak and rhododendron you may just hear or see langur monkey’s. As you continue to ascend the trail becomes increasingly steep before arriving at Chatang, which is more usually known as “Lama Hotel”. Overnight altitude 2470m and walking time is approx. 5-6hrs.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Lama Hotel (Chatang)
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 3

    Trek to “Lama Hotel”

    Your trek up into the Lantgang Valley crosses the Bhote Khosi River, which begins its journey in Tibet. Ascending through forests of oak and rhododendron you may just hear or see langur monkey’s. As you continue to ascend the trail becomes increasingly steep before arriving at Chatang, which is more usually known as “Lama Hotel”. Overnight altitude 2470m and walking time is approx. 5-6hrs.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Lama Hotel (Chatang)
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    4

    Trek to Langtang/Mundu

    The ascent continues and every now and again you’ll have glimpses of Langtang Lirung peak. Emerging from the forests around the 3000m mark at Ghora Tabela the landscape is becoming much more alpine. You’ll continue ascending gradually and may see yaks grazing along the way. Further ahead a large expanse of boulder field is a reminder of the tragedy that the 2015 earthquake destruction caused and erased what once was the village of Langtang in its entirety. However, lodges in Langtang (3430m) are being reconstructed so your trekking day may halt here or just an hour further along at Mundu (3550m). Walking time approx. 5-6hrs.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Langtang/Mundu
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 4

    Trek to Langtang/Mundu

    The ascent continues and every now and again you’ll have glimpses of Langtang Lirung peak. Emerging from the forests around the 3000m mark at Ghora Tabela the landscape is becoming much more alpine. You’ll continue ascending gradually and may see yaks grazing along the way. Further ahead a large expanse of boulder field is a reminder of the tragedy that the 2015 earthquake destruction caused and erased what once was the village of Langtang in its entirety. However, lodges in Langtang (3430m) are being reconstructed so your trekking day may halt here or just an hour further along at Mundu (3550m). Walking time approx. 5-6hrs.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Langtang/Mundu
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    5

    Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

    The valley opens out as you make your way further up and the walking today is primarily gradual uphill. After around 3hrs walking Kyanjin Gompa comes into view. A fantastic sight with the ice fall that flows off Langtang Lirung behind it. Now with high peaks in front, to your left and to your right the final walk of about an hour to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) is atmospheric and there's a great feeling that you are in the wilder reaches of the Himalaya (you are!). Walking time approx. 4-5hrs.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Kyanjin Gompa
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 5

    Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

    The valley opens out as you make your way further up and the walking today is primarily gradual uphill. After around 3hrs walking Kyanjin Gompa comes into view. A fantastic sight with the ice fall that flows off Langtang Lirung behind it. Now with high peaks in front, to your left and to your right the final walk of about an hour to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) is atmospheric and there's a great feeling that you are in the wilder reaches of the Himalaya (you are!). Walking time approx. 4-5hrs.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Kyanjin Gompa
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    6

    Kyanjin Ri/Tsergo Ri viewpoint

    Today you can walk up to Kyanjin Ri, which at 4773m affords outstanding views of the surrounding peaks and the valley. The round trip takes about 6hrs. An alternative would be hike to the summit of Tsergo Ri (4800m). Of course you can always do both by customising your Langtang Trek and spending an additional night up here.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Kyanjin Gompa
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 6

    Kyanjin Ri/Tsergo Ri viewpoint

    Today you can walk up to Kyanjin Ri, which at 4773m affords outstanding views of the surrounding peaks and the valley. The round trip takes about 6hrs. An alternative would be hike to the summit of Tsergo Ri (4800m). Of course you can always do both by customising your Langtang Trek and spending an additional night up here.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Kyanjin Gompa
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    7

    Descend to “Lama Hotel”

    As it's virtually descent all the way and naturally the walking pace is much quicker a good 7hr walk will enable you to reach Lama Hotel.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Lama Hotel (Chatang)
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 7

    Descend to “Lama Hotel”

    As it's virtually descent all the way and naturally the walking pace is much quicker a good 7hr walk will enable you to reach Lama Hotel.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Lama Hotel (Chatang)
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    8

    Descend to Syabru Besi

    Continuing your descent out of the Langtang Valley it takes around 5hrs to reach Syabru Besi.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Syabru Besi
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 8

    Descend to Syabru Besi

    Continuing your descent out of the Langtang Valley it takes around 5hrs to reach Syabru Besi.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge - Syabru Besi
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    9

    Overland to Kathmandu

    A full days drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trek, whether it be for any difficulties that may arise on the trek or with the overland travel. If you don't fancy a full day of driving all the way back to Kathmandu, one option would be to break up the journey and stay at Nuwakot at our very own Famous Farm Country Inn.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY 9

    Overland to Kathmandu

    A full days drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trek, whether it be for any difficulties that may arise on the trek or with the overland travel. If you don't fancy a full day of driving all the way back to Kathmandu, one option would be to break up the journey and stay at Nuwakot at our very own Famous Farm Country Inn.

    Accommodation: KGH Hotel - Kathmandu
    Included Meals: Breakfast

    DAY
    10

    Depart Nepal

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made

    DAY 10

    Depart Nepal

    A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

    Included Meals: Breakfast

    Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made

    IMPORTANT

    This is an EXAMPLE ITINERARY and can be customised for you accordingly.

    Please consider whether you want your customisable, private trip itinerary to also include CONTINGENCY.

    See our ABOUT CONTINGENCY Information

    Please CONTACT US to discuss CONTINGENCY and ADDITIONAL ACCLIMATISATION, as well as other CUSTOMISATION POSSIBILITES for your PRIVATE CUSTOM TREK

Price Guide

Price based on a private party of 4 persons, twin share rooms, low season.
  • £ GBP 767
  • $ US 1040
  • € EUR 916

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What's included

The price shown is for guideline purposes only. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers, private overland travel, meals as indicated in the itinerary (all meals on trek), porterage on trek, permits & fees & Snow Cat Travel Trekking Guide. All guides are english-speaking, professionals and fully licensed.

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