1. Travel to Kyanjin Gompa - a famous Buddhist shrine.
2. Spotting rare wild animals and birds including the endangered Red Panda.
3. Experiencing Tibetan culture and understanding the Tamang way of life.
4. Visiting glacial sites.
5. Close view of Langtang Lirung and other mountain peaks.
Langtang Valley Trek is a relatively short trek of medium level difficulty in the beautiful Langtang Valley. Langtang valley lies to the north of Kathmandu and on the southern slope of the Tibetan plateau - juxtaposed between snow clad Himalayas in the north and lush green hills of Mahabharat range in the south. We start our tour from Syabrubesi and travel northwards through terraced farms that slowly give way to dense green forests and tall white mountains.
The beautiful Langtang village, that was destroyed badly by the 2015 earthquake, lies on our way. The village is slowly coming back to life. We head to the Kyanjin Gompa from here. The tour provides us an wonderful opportunity to spot rare animals and birds - including the musk deer, wild dogs, monkeys, red panda, Impeyan Pheasant or Danfe, the national bird of Nepal, among others.
The northern reaches of the valley provides a wonderful view of mountains including the Langtang Lirung (7,246 m) peak. Glaciers, waterfalls, rivers fed by the melting snow and mountain vegetation paint a stunning picture that is in sharp contrast to the equally beautiful verdant terrain further down south of the valley. We stay most often with the very hospitable Tamang people.
Trip Route : Kathmandu- Syabrubesi- Langtang- Kyanjin- Syabrubesi-Kathmandu
Best Month: September to December and March to May
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m/ 4,665 ft), transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Preparation of the trip and town exploration.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,420 m/ 4,658 ft).
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,350 m/ 7,709 ft).
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3,500 m/ 11,482 ft).
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gomba (3,900 m/ 12,795 ft).
Day 07: Hike to Tserko RI (5,000 m/ 16,404 ft) or Langsisa Kharka (4,300 m/ 14,107 ft) and back to Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,350 m/ 7,709 ft).
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubensi (1,420 m/ 4,658 ft).
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 11: Departure or extend your trip.
Important Notes and Safety Concerns
We prioritize your safety all the time while traveling with Ambition Himalaya Treks & Expeditions. We want our valuable guests and staffs to be safe thus we have given full authority to your tour leaders to modify, cancel or update any part of the itinerary if it is considered necessary due to safety concerns. Ambition Himalaya promises that we will do our best to stick with planned itinerary. However, natural disasters, weather disturbances, health conditions or any other mishap may force us to change the planned itinerary and we hope you understand these concerns. Our leaders will give you necessary information and discuss with you before changing the itinerary.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: 1,300 m
You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1,300 m). Team Ambition Himalaya will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle. You will freshen up and rest in your hotel room. We will welcome you with traditional Nepali dinner in the evening. Dinner will be followed by dance and music. Our guide will prepare you for the upcoming trek by providing you information necessary for the trek.
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing and shopping for trek
We will go sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley today. Kathmandu has many age old cultural and historical landmarks. It possesses many UNESCO world heritage sites including ancient temples, monasteries, stupas, palaces, squares, chowks and alleys that are rich in carvings, monuments and symbolic paintings. We will visit the Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. We will shop for basic trek amenities in the evening. Trek items are easily found in Thamel.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi
Altitude: 1,420 m/4,658 ft
We wake up early, have breakfast and head for Syabrubesi (1,420 m). The drive normally takes 7-8 hours. We have two options to reach Syabrubesi - one via Kakani in the north of Kathmandu and another via Galchhi in the south-west of Kathmandu. Syabrubesi is a small mountainous village. It is the gateway of Langtang Valley Trek. Syabrubesi provides wonderful view of the Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. We drive along the bank of Trishuli river for most part of our journey. We rest at Syabrubesi village overnight.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel
Altitude: 2,350 m/7,709 ft
We start from Syabrubesi, cross the raging and wild Bhote Koshi river and slowly move along the bank of Langtang Khola (rivulet). We will walk through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests and rest upon reaching Bamboo Village (1,960 m). You can watch wild honey collection in steep cliffs by the locals if time permits. We move towards Lama Hotel (2,350 m) after a short rest and stay overnight here.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village
Altitude: 3,500 m/ 11,482 ft
We get an early head start today. We pass by beautiful waterfalls, creeks and meadows on our way. We rest at Ghoda Tabela (meaning horse stable) and have our lunch there. The road to Langtang Village (3,500 m) has many beautiful Yak grazing pastures. You will also enjoy the majestic view of the mountains in the Langtang range up north. Langtang village has been badly devastated by the 2015 earthquake but is slowly regaining life and we spend our night here.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa
Altitude: 3,900 m/12,795 ft
We will trek to Kyanjin Gompa today. Kyanjin Gompa is a famous Buddhist monastery. The path to Kyanjin Gompa is full of prayer wheels, water mills, smaller shrines and stones with inscriptions written on them. Before we reach the village of Mundu, there is a large Mani wall with prayers written on them. This is the largest Mani wall in Nepal. There is a famous cheese factory near Kyanjin Gompa and we will enjoy fresh cheese here. We will get a beautiful view of Mt. Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung from Kyanjin Gompa (3,900 m).
Day 07: Hike to Tserko Ri or Langsisa Kharka
Altitude: 4,300 m/14,107 ft
We have two options today. If your physical condition permits and if you are willing then we will travel to Tserko Ri (5,000 m). The mountain view from Tserko Ri is extraordinary and the images of the great Himalaya falls right in front of your eyes. The other option is to travel to the famous Yak grazing pastures of Langsisa Kharka. We will get back to Kyanjin Gompa for the night’s stay.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel
Altitude: 2,305 m/7,709 ft
We will start going back downhill today. Resting often in the beautiful Tamang villages on our way, we head back to Lama hotel. This stretch of the travel is abundant with mountain wildlife. Because the downhill trek is shorter in time, we take breaks for discovering flora/fauna, mountain view and getting drenched in the waterfalls. The view of the mountains are quite different from the one we got on our way up.
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi
Altitude: 1,420 m/4,658 ft
Today is the last day of walking and we head back to the beautiful village of Syabrubesi from Lama hotel. We will begin our walk after breakfast. We will roll back on the path we took on our way up earlier. The path goes uphill and downhill on a frequent basis and passes through dense forests. We will rest often in the beautiful Tamang villages that lie in our way. We will reach Syabrubesi on the latter part of the day because we will be walking slowly, enjoying the natural beauty of the region.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude: 2,340 m/ 7,677 ft
We will say goodbye to Langtang region and head back to Kathmandu today. We will once again follow the trail of the meandering Trishuli river for most part of our journey. We have two options to travel to Kathmandu once we reach a place called Trishuli Bazaar. We can either travel via Kakani or choose to follow the Trishuli river and travel to Kathmandu via Galchhi. We will chill with an evening musical fiesta in Thamel before resting in our hotel.
Day 11: Departure
We will bid you farewell today. Ambition Himalaya will organize a small cultural program to mark your departure and we will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport - from where you will head back to your destination. You also have the option of extending your trip by taking part in other treks.
US$ 579/ per person (price valid for minimum 2 person)
- Airport pickup and drop services by private vehicle including before and after the trek
- Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the itinerary / with complimentary breakfast
- All ground transportation by private vehicle in city and Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back by Local bus (optional private jeep)
- All required trekking permits and necessary paper works
- Meals on full board during the trek [Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with hot drinks]
- Accommodation in lodge/guest houses during the trek
- Trekking Guide [English speaking, eco-friendly, Government licensed, Ministry of Tourism Trained, First Aid Trained] with salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Assistant trekking guide for groups over 6 people with meals, accommodation, salary and insurance
- Strong porters [1 porter shared between 2 paying people] with porter salary, foods, accommodation, transportation and insurances
- Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map, Ambition Himalaya T-shirt and Duffel Bag [Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag have to be returned after completing the trek]
- First aid medications / medicines with the guide
- Necessary paper works, government and local taxes, company service charges
- Complementary welcome dinner in Kathmandu at a typical Nepali restaurant
- Certificate of Achievement signed by director of the company and your guide
- International Airfares, Visa Fees,($ 25 for 15 days, $ 40 for 30 days and $ 100 for 90 days) Travel and Rescue Insurance, Emergency Evacuation
- Bars and Beverage bills, cold drinks, mineral water, hot shower, telephone bills, laundry
- Extra activities than mentioned in the itinerary, extra porter charges
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu [Meals not included also in the cases of early returns from the trips]
- Extra accommodation caused due to early arrival, flight delays, natural disasters etc.
- Tips / Gratitude for Guides and Porters
- Any services not mentioned in Service Includes Section unless specified on booking of the trekking.
Equipment you need to bring
- Pair of trek boot, sleeping bag, down jacket, pullovers, neck scarf for evening/night/morning.
- Sun hat and casual warm clothes for day.
- Some pairs of good quality socks, slippers, suntan lotions, personal medications etc.
List of recommended gears for trekking in Nepal. These gear list can be different depending on route, season etc. Some items are only recommended for high altitude treks.
Sun hat, scarf, light balaclava or warm fleece hat. Sunglasses (real ones, with true UV protection).
Undergarments, comfortable hiking shorts, lightweight cotton long pants, light and expedition weight thermal bottoms, fleece or wool pants (seasonal), Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants.
Thin and lightweight inner socks, thick and warm wool hiking socks, hiking boots with spare laces, sandals (flip-flops for use after trekking and to go to the bathroom & washroom), gaiters (For high altitude trekking and crossing passes).
T-shirts, light and expedition weight thermal tops, fleece jacket or pullover, gloves, fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional), waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, down vest and/or jacket.
One microfiber towel (most guesthouses on the trek do not give towels; quick-dry), sleeping bag rated to zero degree centigrade, DSLR / digital camera with spare batteries, Headlamp [e.g. Petzl Zoom] with spare bulbs and batteries, trekking bag with rain cover / duffel bag, comfortable day pack, trekking poles, water bottle, ear plug (rooms are divided by thin woods so better to avoid noise from other rooms).
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable), deodorants, nail clippers, sun block / face and body moisturizer, Tooth brush / toothpaste (preferably biodegradable), feminine hygiene products, small mirror.
Wet wipes (baby wipes), tissue / toilet rolls, anti-bacterial hands wash, water purifier (Better than using mineral water to keep the mountains clean).
Extras / Luxuries:
Adapters (Nepal - two prong, 220 volt plug; or an international, universal adapter), multi tool (Swiss Army Knife, Leatherman tool), personal snacks (candy bars & cookies can also be bought in Kathmandu, Pokhara or at every guesthouse), sewing kit (sometime it’s very useful), superglue, books for reading on free time, cell / mobile phone, trail map / guide book, Ipod / walkman / Mp3 player / Mp4 player, pens / pencils and small notebooks, games i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards etc.