Langtang Hiking

Langtang Hiking
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Facts About Langtang Hiking

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

2-12

Altitude

3870

Transportation

Private Bus

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking

Himalayan Sights

Langtang

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Duration:

9 days

Trip Overview

Langtang hiking package is easy walking holidays in the Langtang region of Nepal. This hiking trip offers amazing Himalayan panorama together with the Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Yala peak, Tibetan Himal and massif Annapurna range. Hiking in Langtang awards you with opportunity to obtain near glimpse of Himalayan peaks and to catch off-the-beaten-track; on foot exploring through several interestingly isolated and pretty unpopulated regions. The Langtang hiking trail is inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang families and presents wonderful diversity of natural and cultural resources.

The Langtang hiking starts with drive from city of Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the initial point of the Langtang valley. The profound gorges of Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola are densely forested with rhododendron, oak, maple and alder. We traverse many rivers and glacial moraine making our way through Lama Hotel, Langtang valley and Kyanjin Gompa. Making our expedition through the Langtang valley offers high chances of observing remarkable wildlife like Himalayan Thar, musk deer and snow leopard. The Langtang valley presents dense pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-caped peaks, grassy down and meadows scattered with daises.

Nepal Langtang hiking can be the best journey for all individuals who can find pleasure in natural landscape and distinctive cultural performs all along with bio diversity.

Langtang Hiking Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

You will be picked up at Kathmandu Tribhvuwan International Airport and transfer to your hotel by our agent. After having some time to rest and freshen up in hotel from your long journey, you will give you brief introduction about our trekking program and meet with the guide. All the requirements for the trekking will be prepared and managed today.

 

Day 2 : Kathmandu – Dhunche
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Take an early morning breakfast and drive to Dhunche on vehicle via Trisuli Bazaar. The journey will take 7-8 hours through picturesque landscapes, Himalayan sceneries and local villages. On the way we have magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan mountain range including Mt. Kerung. Have your lunch on the way and reach Dhunche for your night.

 

Day 3 : Dhunche to Syabru Gaun (1460m) and to Lama Hotel
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2470

We start our trek after the breakfast following the Langtang River. We will pass through many small villages on the way and experience the scraps of everyday living in these lowland villages. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River we will have glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills and reach Syabru Gaun (1460m). This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo (1960m) passing through Landslide. You will have pleasure walking through mix forest of Bamboos, rhododendron and Alpine.  At the end your trail is level path to the Lama Hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 4 : Lama Hotel trekking to Langtang valley
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3430

Today at the beginning, the trail climbs up towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. Then gradually ascends crossing landslides along the big forests of hemlocks, map lean rhododendron to Ghoda Tabla (2970m). The route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages showcasing water-driven mills and prayer wheels. The path follows the delightful Langtang Khola, climbing steadily up to the spread-out Langtang Valley. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park. This is one of the old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to mountain.

 

Day 5 : Langtang Village to Kyanjing
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

Today is a short walk around for 3 hours. The trail continues through the Tibetan village, stone-built houses and climbs to a Chorten and passes a huge Mani wall along a gentle path of the hill. Crossing the Laja Khola on wooden cantilever bridge then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and the trail descends to Kyanjin Gompa. We have chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk here. Overnight in lodge.

 

Day 6 : Rest day
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung. Also we can ascend to Kyanjing RI (4350m) and Tserko RI (5000m), which is highest point of this trek. This is a good place to explore local culture similar as Tibetan which has been dragging from centuries. Have a free time strolling and exploring the place's uniqueness. Descend to guesthouse for overnight.

 

Day 7 : Kyanjing Gompa to Syabru Bensi
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1440

Today is a long day trail. After early wake up, we have breakfast with observing surrounding genetic snowy capped mountains breathtaking view. All the way downhill to Lama Hotel, you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. It is still enjoyable trail even retrace. Then from here we can walk along the rising and falling path leading to the village which provides us the opportunity to get a closer look at customs and culture of Tamang ethnic group. Cross the river and get to Syabru Bensi for overnight.

 

Day 8 : Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Wake up and have a breakfast early in the morning. We will drive back to Kathmandu through crumble and bumpy road through Dhunche following the same highway as before to Kathmandu It takes about 7 to 8 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu by bus/ private car.

Cost Includes

  • Pickup from Airport and Transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu as per Itinerary on BB basis (3 star category) on twin sharing
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Government license holder tour Guide
  • All ground transportation as mentioned in Itinerary
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in Itinerary
  • Food (BLD) and Accommodation while travelling

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfares
  • Lunch and Dinner in main cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides or team members ( expected but not mandatory)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the itinerary

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Langtang hiking?

Langtang hiking is a popular trekking activity in Nepal that involves hiking through the Langtang region, which is located to the north of Kathmandu. The trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and passes through traditional villages, forests, and rivers.

How long does it take to hike in Langtang?

The duration of a Langtang hiking trip varies depending on the itinerary and pace of the hiker. A typical Langtang hiking trip can range from 8 days, but longer or shorter trips are also possible.

What is the difficulty level of Langtang hiking?

Langtang hiking is considered to be a moderate-level trek. The trek involves some steep ascents and descents, and trekkers are required to have a good level of fitness and endurance.

When is the best time to go hiking in Langtang?

The best time to go hiking in Langtang is from September to November and from March to May. These months offer clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and the best views of the mountains.

What permits are required for Langtang hiking?

Trekkers need to obtain a Langtang National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card for Langtang hiking.

What is the accommodation like on Langtang hiking?

Accommodation on Langtang hiking is generally basic tea houses or lodges that offer shared rooms with common bathrooms. The quality of the accommodation varies along the trail, with more basic facilities in remote areas and better options in more developed towns.

What should I pack for Langtang hiking?

You should pack warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy hiking boots, a good quality sleeping bag, a trekking pole, sunscreen, a hat, a headlamp, and a water bottle. It is also recommended to bring some snacks and energy bars to fuel yourself during the hike.

Is it safe to go hiking in Langtang?

Yes, hiking in Langtang is generally safe for hikers. However, as with any hiking activity, there are inherent risks, such as altitude sickness, weather conditions, and physical injuries. Hikers should be prepared and take appropriate precautions to ensure their safety.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Langtang Hiking

Here are some additional information about Langtang hiking:

Altitude:

The highest point on the Langtang hiking trail is Tserko Ri, which is at an altitude of 4,985 meters above sea level. Trekkers will gradually ascend to this altitude, allowing for proper acclimatization.

Highlights:

The Langtang hiking trail offers stunning views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges, as well as the traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages. The trail also passes through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo, and crosses several suspension bridges over rivers and streams.

Itinerary:

The standard itinerary for Langtang hiking is 8 days, but it can be customized to suit the needs and preferences of the hiker.

Food:

The tea houses and lodges along the Langtang hiking trail offer a variety of local and international cuisines, including dal bhat (traditional Nepali meal), momos (dumplings), and pasta dishes. Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options are available.

Equipment rental:

Hiking equipment such as sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking poles can be rented in Kathmandu or at the start of the hike in Syabrubesi.

Guides and porters:

Hiring a guide and/or porter is recommended for Langtang hiking, as they can provide local knowledge and support throughout the hike.

Emergency services:

In case of any medical emergencies, there are medical facilities available in the towns along the hiking trail. Helicopter rescue services are also available for serious medical emergencies.

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