The Langtang Valley is a beautiful high remote Himalayan valley which is nevertheless within easy reach of Kathmandu. Easy to access without needing an internal flight like so many other Nepal treks, you can still see stunning Himalayan views and experience the full wonder of trekking in Nepal. It is a five day approach to the heart of the Langtang valley. It is possible to make the trek back to Dhunche in three days. Kyanjin Gompa at 4,300m is the last point of this trek. Here from the moraine there is a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung. There are also a few trekking peaks around this area if you are interested in combining more adventure with your trekking.
The trek to Langtang is a great alternative to the much longer and more committing treks in Nepal, yet contains all of the flavour and excitement of trekking in Nepal. With awe-inspiring views of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains, our treks are carefully organised to ensure you have plenty of time to acclimatise comfortably, making sure you can enjoy the trekking experience to the full.
The first day we have a briefing and sightseeing day in Kathmandu, where we can make sure that your kit is what you need and help you to get anything in the shops of bustling Thamel where our office is based. Then we’ll drive to the trailhead of your trek, and begin our trek’s itinerary. We pass through villages of several cultures as well as forests and rhododendron and picturesque Nepali agricultural villages.
The trekking is on good trails, with some rockier stretches nearer to our destination but nowhere is this climbing or even scrambling – there are good paths all of the way. You can expect to trek for 4 to 6 hours each day, with some days spent resting and acclimatising to ensure that we are all fit and healthy at altitude. This makes the trek suitable for any averagely fit walker. On the route accommodation is in Nepal’s famous tea houses – the accommodation is basic but comfortable and the friendly, hospitable Nepali people make your stay a memorable one.
Drive to Dhunche and Syabrubeshi 1,450m which is six hours from Kathmandu. Syabrubeshi is the starting point of our Langtang trek. Overnight at Syabrubeshi.
Hike through forests of oak, maple, alder and bamboo. There is a variety of wildlife here and the forest abounds with birds.
The day starts with a gentle climb above the Langtang khola. Tantalising glimpses of Langtang Lirung 7246m, appears through the trees. The trail crosses a stream on a log bridge and then climbs through meadows to Ghore Tabla. The trail ascends gradually as the valley becomes wider and wider. The trail then descends into a valley to cross a stream and climb past several water driven mills and prayer wheels to form the large settlement of Langtang at 3,500m.
The trail winds through the village and climbs onto a ridge dominated by a large square chorten and a long row of Mani stones. The trail then climbs a moraine where you can finally see Kyanjin Gompa. It is easy to reach Kyanjin Gompa before lunch allowing time to acclimatize and explore the surroundings.
Spend the morning hiking up the moraine north of Kyanjin. From the moraine you have spectacular view of Langtang Lirung. After lunch, trek back to Langtang village.
We can organise this trek on a private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your previous trekking experience, you may want a Climb High leader or have no ‘leader’ but sill use the help of one of our guides and/or porters. Costs for this option are available on demand but are often not a huge amount greater than joining one of our ‘fixed departures’. Please contact us with your referred dates and itinerary and we’ll give you a quote.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the trek or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone:
00 (977) 1-470-1398
Alternatively, you can contact us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
To book a place on this trek, please complete the booking enquiry on our ‘Reservations’ page.
As we are a Nepali company, you will need to send your deposit by bank transfer to our bank account in Kathmandu. This is a completely safe process and may be done at any UK, European, Aus/NZ or US bank in a few minutes. Some banking websites even allow this to be done online.
Details will be sent to you once you have decided to proceed with your booking.
Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. It is recommended that you use tried and tested kit on the trip rather than relying on brand new kit you’re not sure of.
A complete kit list is to be found on this website.
Climb High is a local Nepali company and as such we treat our own people with the respect and good conditions you would expect. Many team members are from our own families and you can be assured that the treatment they receive is second to none. All insurances and porter conditions are met, and more.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, please take the itinerary as a statement of intent rather than an absolute. Travel in Nepal can be dangerous, delayed and highly changeable. Weather conditions, availability of porters and the health of team members can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
|1 person||US$ 900|
|2 to 3 persons||US$ 800 per person|
|4 to 6 persons||US$ 680 per person|
|7 and above||US$ 530 per person|