Group Size: Min 1 to Max 8 Maximum Altitude: 5000m/16,404ft Trip Grade: Moderate
Total duration: 10 days Start from: Kathmandu End at: Kathmandu
Langtang Valley Budget Trek starts with a 7 hours drive north east of Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which is 125 kilometers from Kathmandu. From here we start the spectacular trek to the splendid Langtang valley region of central Nepal. We begin our trek from the lower region of the Langtang Valley through small villages, farmlands and verdant forests to Kyangjin Gompa. The region borders Tibet and was once an important trading route. Furthermore, the Langtang Valley Trek’s itinerary also takes us to the ‘Langtang Village’ which was heavily affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015.
- Trekking for 7 days upto 6-7 hours a day through forests and scattered Tamang villages surrounded by mountains
- Long drive with pretty view in rough roads
- Highest Altitude we reach in this trip is Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft)
- 1 day for rest at Kyanjing Gompa to let your body get used to altitude
Trip Cost Includes:
- 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
- 7 Nights in Teahouse during trek
- An English speaking Government Licensed and knowledgeable trekking guide
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
- All paper work and permits for trekking
- Transportation will be in local buses and private tourist vehicles
- Farewell dinner in a Traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural program.
- All Government and Local Taxes
Trip Cost Excludes:
- Meals and drinks
- Tips and personal expenses (Laundry,phone,beverages,battery recharge,bottle water,shower etc)
- Any cost not mentioned in inclusion
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300 meters)
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: in Kathmandu
Day 02 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550 meters) via Dhunche7-8hrs
Travelling through Trishuli (Nuwakot) we drive for 7 to 8 hours to Syabrubesi via Dhunche on the rough roads. The views on the way are very pretty.
Overnight: in Syabrubesi
Day 03 :Trek from Syabru gaon to Lama Hotel (2380 meters) 5hrs
The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky.
Overnight: in Lama Hotel
Day 04 :Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m)
Your gentle climb to begin with soon steepens high above the river to Ghora Tabela. (2970m). You will soon find yourself in open country with scattered Tamang settlements. You will have climbed nearly 100m today relatively steadily. The village here is home to some yak herds and cheese factories, worth exploring if you have the energy.
Overnight: in Langtang Village
Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyajing Gompa (3870m) 3hrs
You will climb to the ridge this morning marked with a big chorten and some Mani walls, from here you will have views of Kyanjing Gompa and the icefall from Langtang Lirung surrounded by snowy mountains. You will be walking for around 3 hours today so time to explore the area this afternoon.
Overnight: in Kyajing
Day 06: Rest Day at Kyanjing and Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
This is a day to rest and explore Tserko Ri to help our body get used to altitude. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.
Overnight: in Kyanjing
Day 07: Trek from Kyajing Gompa to Lama Hotel
You will return the way you came today following the Langtang Khola river to Langtang Village and on to Ghora Tabela and down to Lama Hotel
Overnight: in Lama Hotel
Day08: Trek fro Lama Hotel to Syabru besi (5hrs)
The beginning of your journey today is very pretty and offers magnificent views. You will begin descending gently before it steepens to Syabrubesi, taking about 5 hours in total.
Overnight: in Syabrubesi
Day 09: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (9hrs)
Today we drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu, which takes about nine hours.
You spend the last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails enjoying the cultural dance program in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.
Overnight: in Kathmandu
Day 10: Airport Transfer for your departure flight
Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.
You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.
Best Months for Langtang Valley Trek
The springtime from March, April, May and the autumn months of September, October, November are the best months for this trek.
Maximum Altitude in this trek: Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft)
Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays. Please note that adventure travel goes to the remote part of the mountain where weather conditions, health condition of team member, unexpected natural disasters and delay or cancellation of flights can affect the itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.
In case the trip has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Everest, Annapurna, or any other region, or sightseeing tours, equivalent to the same price (If trip price is more it will cost you the difference between the two trips ). If you are not interested in the alternative trip, please note that there will be no refund. So, please make sure you have an adequate travel insurance.
Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee
You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.
Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict. Spring season ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November ) is considered the best months for Langtang Valley Trek. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a good choice for botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.
Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.
All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.
It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.
To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack. Around base camp you will need your down jacket. Here is the guideline of Equipment and Packing List
All our trekking guides are highly experienced, well trained and Government Licensed guides. As we focus on employing single women with the aim of helping them make a living for themselves and their children, we usually provide female trekking guides. But we provide male as well if you prefer male guide.
We use standard rooms in hotels/guesthouses in Kathmandu. Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Accommodation are on twin sharing basis. The accommodation in lodges in trekking routes can be single and double rooms, or a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. Single supplement will be provided on request and will cost an additional. Although single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation, it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations. Hotels in Kathmandu can be upgraded to 4 star and 5 star in an additional cost. .
Meals are not included in trip cost so that you have the flexibility in food choice and the budget. While on trekking, usually, each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. We make it sure that the food is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu.
Means of Transportation
Private tourist vehicles will be used for airport pick up drops and local buses for Kathmandu Syabrubesi and Sundarijal Kathmandu
Communication while trekking
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you. Any international calls made you can pay to the guide
One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss) and also trip cancellation. We don't arrange or sell insurance.
The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date. Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.
We booked Langtang Valley trek through Eve Holidays via email We were picked up from airport and every minute they really made us feel we were their guests Thanks to our trekking guide specially for making our trip an excitement and fun He was able to maintain a good pace that worked for our entire group
Bob Feller, Ed Felten
Trip to Nepal was in our plan since last year. Me and my girlfriend finally made it and we booked our tour with Eve Holidays through the recommendation of our friends who had been to Nepal before. It was an amazing experience to be in Nepal among friendly people and beautiful mountains. Although Kathmandu being a bit dusty city it also has lot to offer to tourists. We are overwhelmed with the beauty of this country and would want to go back again probably for Everest Base Camp trekking next time.