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Langtang Valley Trek

Trip code
Package name Langtang Valley Trek
Duration 11
Max. elevation 3870 m
Transportation Public Bus | Private Vehicle
Accomodation Hotel | Guest House
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 0 per person


Overview of Langtang valley trek

The Langtang valley is one of the wonderful places in Nepal and is also less recognized by most trekkers. Many people know about Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Annapurna Base Camp Trek but there are only a few trekkers who have explored the Langtang Valley and have done Langtang Valley Trek. Langtang Valley Trek is perfect for those trekkers who are beginners, who want to introduce themselves to Nepal and for those who want to enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal on short days.
 Langtang Valley Trek is one of the short treks of Nepal that passes through the Rhododendron, oak, maple and bamboo forest, mesmerizing waterfalls, charming villages, rivers, beautiful farmlands and magnificent snowcapped mountains. We will also visit Langtang National Park- a natural countryside with appealing flora and fauna, yak pastures and local cheese factories! Himalayan pheasants, Himalayan deer, Himalayan bears, monkeys, and the elusive red panda, are native to this region.
Langtang Valley Trek starts with visiting Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The next day we will drive to Syabrubesi. With the help of our route map, we begin trekking from the lower region of the Langtang Valley along with small adorable villages, enchanting farmlands and flourishing forests to ancient monasteries Kyangjin Gompa. We will also climb Tserko Ri at 5000m to have a glimpse of the best sunrise views over the Langtang ranges. The majestic views on this trek include Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m). The region's border is one of the main trading routes but it has no effect on local culture. We can still enjoy the local culture and traditions of people. And we came back to Kathmandu after collecting a lot of beautiful memories from Langtang Valley.
Langtang Village was totally destroyed during the April 2015 earthquake but the locals have rebuilt some teahouses and lodges. Trekking to this beautiful Langtang valley will always help locals to make some money and rebuild teahouses, lodges and hotels in a sustainable way. 
Open Trail Treks provide you with a local guide and leaders so that you can know about the Langtang Valley more. Open Trail Treks also arranges this Langtang Valley Trek in a reasonable cost as well as we also follow all the safety measures for the trek. We offer our visitors a, license holder, trained, knowledgeable, experienced, helpful and careful guide and the porters or helpers. If you want to do Langtang Valley Trek, feel free to contact us..

Accommodation During Trekking
During the trek, we will be staying at local teahouses. These offer accommodation and food served in a dining room which also functions as a social meeting place for other trekkers. All accommodation is on a twin shared basis. A single room is usually available at a little extra cost. The tour guide will arrange the best available accommodation in each village. As we advance to higher and more remote villages it may occasionally be necessary to share a room with more than 2 people. During the treks, most of the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared and the toilet can be either a squat or a western toilet.

Meals During Trekking
In Kathmandu, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food such as Thali and Momo at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. For instance, a Newari restaurant is a special place serving Newari food (the Newari are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley). Newari food is famous and unique. During the trek, we will eat traditional Nepalese food as well as more international cuisine (Tibetan, Indian, Italian, and continental). Dinner and breakfast will be taken at the teahouse where we spend the night and lunch at one of the trail teahouses.

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft)

When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Open Trail will be there holding your group name or leader name. He will taxi you to drop off you at the hotel. After checking in, you are welcome to rest or visit Open Trail’s office in Thamel, which is located in the heart of a major shopping district. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Open Trail Treks, where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food and culture.

Day 2 : Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

We will begin our second day with breakfast before starting a guided tour to some of the historical and religious sites of Kathmandu, which are listed as World Heritage Sites. We will visit Kathmandu Darbar Square, Buddhist Stupa (Buddha Nath), and the Hindus secret temple, Pashupatinath. We will end our tour by visiting the Monkey temple – Swayambhunath. In the middle of the tour, we will take you to a very special local restaurant for lunch.

After we finish the tour we will meet our trekking guide and leader for discussion and preparation for our upcoming days of trekking.

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Shaprubesi(1,503m/4,931ft)

We will start our 8-hour bus journey to Shaprubesi after having breakfast. The bus drive takes us through the northern side of Kathmandu. In this ride we can enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us. We will be provided a restful overnight inShaprubesi.

Drive: 8-10 hours

Day 4 : Trek from Shaprubesi to Lama Hotel(2,470m/8,104 ft)

Today we begin our trek after having breakfast at Shaprubesi. As we trek, we cross a suspension bridge and start to follow the Langtang River. The trail climbs as a steady uphill through the oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forests. If we are fortunate enough we might see some wildlife in this forest. In the difference of an hour or more, we will reach the Lama Hotel. Lama Hotel is located amongst the trees and provides a safe haven for a restful night of sleep.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 5 : Lama Hotel to Langtang(3,430m/11,253ft)

After breakfast, we start our trek. We continue through the oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forests and walk further through the trail that goes steady uphill to Ghodatabala. From Ghodatabala we will walk through the gradual climb to reach Langtang. Langtang is the biggest settlement in this region. We will make time for the small sightseeing trip to Langtang village as it will be worth your time and energy.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 6 : Langtang to KyanjinGompa(3,830m/12,565ft)

Today we will trek for a shorter amount of time and save our energyto best acclimatize to the lofty elevation. We pass through the Langtang village and follow the small Langtang River. This whole area is considered the Alpine Tundra Region. Following the trail we will reach KyanjinGumpa which is famous for its Cheese Factory and spectacular scenery of the mountain.  We will overnight at KyanjinGompa.

Total Trekking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 7 : KyanjinGompa: Acclimatization Day

After breakfast we can climb to the amazing viewpoint ofKyanjinRi (4,800m/15,748ft) and TserkoRi(5000m/15,748ft). This viewpoint offers majestic views of the mountains including LangtangLirung, YannsaTsenji, and the whole Langtang range. After we trek to this viewpoint we come back to Gompa where we will settle in for another restful evening.

Total Trekking Time: 4-5 hours

Day 8 : KyanjinGompa to Lama Hotel(2,470m/8,104 ft)

Trekking for today is mostly downhill with the spectacular view of the mountain. We are going to follow the same trail that we used previously for coming up. We pass the forests of oak, maple, rhododendron, and bamboo. The trek further continues through the right side of the LangtangRiver.  We will overnight at the Lama Hotel again.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 9 : Lama Hotel to Shaprubesi(1,503m/4,931ft)

We begin our trek descending down to the river through the oak and pine forest. We cross the river and continue our trek further through the forest till Shaprubesi. The trail follows the Langtang River and includes crossing of multiple suspension bridges several times. In between this trekking, there are several teahouses. We have our lunch in one of these teahouses. After lunch, we continue our trek until we reach Shaprubesi where we will spend the evening.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 10 : Drive from Shaprubesi to Kathmandu

Our private van will pick us up from Shaprubesi and take us to Kathmandu. We will drive back through the same way we came previously. After we arrive in Kathmandu we will drop you off at the hotel. You can rest or do some souvenir shopping or go sightseeing around the city.  In the evening we will have a farewell dinner at a local authentic restaurant and enjoy their unique food and hospitality.

Drive: 8-10 hours

Day 11 : Farewell

It’s the last day of your adventure and you are welcome to have breakfast with us. After breakfast, if you have time before your flight you can do some shopping or go sightseeing. If you want to go sightseeing inform us a day earlier and we will help provide you with a car.  When your adventure is coming to a close, a representative from Open Trail Treks will drop you at the airport 3 hours before your flight.


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