Ever since the first people to reach the Himalayas, trekking has taken a monumental leap as the best adventure sport. Climbing may not be the greatest strength for everyone. And we may not be able to dedicate ourselves to this due to our busy schedules. But one can definitely train to be physically fit enough to walk for a few hours. With or without a rucksack behind your back. It is all worth it for what is believed to be a wonderful experience. The satisfaction you feel when resting and looking up at a mountain peak or the surrounding hill is just priceless. We will learn about the experience and the cost for the trip, under the following subtopics:
- Nepal and Trekking
- Where is Langtang located?
- Places to visit in Langtang trek
- How can you reach Langtang?
- Cost for Langtang Trek
Nepal and Trekking
Nepal is a small landlocked country wedged between India and Tibet (under China at the moment) in South Asia. Even though the geographical area of Nepal is relatively small, it is rich in Biodiversity and culture. The country has a rich historical background and houses many historical places for all religions. Apart from that Nepalese are quite well known for their hospitality and friendly nature. An awareness to preserve the tourist destinations has also been taken up the Nepal Government. So all these factors sum to make tourism in Nepal a booming industry.
Having 8 out of the 10 highest peaks, Nepal is the perfect destination to venture into the Himalayas. Most importantly, trekking has taken a turnover of over 5000 people visiting Nepal for trekking every 6 months. It is nothing to be surprised about. Most of us are not built for climbing or taking an expedition. Thus trekking is the best option for them. Since the fist trekking routes opened for tourists, Nepal’s economic status has increased drastically. Every year thousands of tourists gather around to take magnificent trips to the mountains.
Where is Langtang located?
Langtang is a region in the Himalayas to the north of the Kathmandu valley bordering Tibet. The Langtang National Park is located in the Langtang valley where more than 5000 people live. The inhabitants there depend on the park for timber and firewood. Most of the residents here are Tamangs. The area has remote landscapes with similarity to the terrain in Tibet. No doubt the area is naturally an area has culturally outstanding. The trekking route offers a variety of rhododendron, bamboo and fir tree forests. A snow-capped mountain range and diversified wildlife. The Langtang valley trek is the closest approach to witnessing the massive snow-capped peaks with rich heritage and Himalayan lifestyle.
Places to visit in Langtang trek
Here we outline the places you will come by during your Langtang Trek. Your entry point for this majestic tour will be from Kathmandu. Where you stay for an extra day kept sightseeing. Then we drive to Dhunche and that’s when the trekking part of the tour begins.
Our first trekking destination is SyabruBesi, a small village in the Himalayas.
From SyabruBesi, the 13km trek takes us to the village of Lama hotel. After our halt, we leave in the morning for Langtang village. We halt for the night there. Then we head towards Kyanjin Gumba, 9km from Langtang. In the morning, we have the whole day to ourselves as we explore the village.
From Kyanjin Gumba we leave for Lama Hotel again. Reminiscing the previous visit to the place. The next day, we head towards Syabrubesi and halt for the night. Then we trek towards Dhunche in the morning. Halt at Dhunche village before heading out for Kathmandu the next day. The departure from Kathmandu will be scheduled the following day.
How can you reach Langtang Valley?
Your exciting journey to the Langtang valley begins and ends in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. On your arrival, our staff will be assigned to pick receive and escort you to your hotel. After you are settled in and have rested for a while, our team will conduct an important session. The session will be on the Importance of Acclimatization in a high altitude. It is very important you have acclimatization sessions before you venture at a higher altitude. Rest for the night at a hotel.
In the morning, we go for sightseeing around Kathmandu after breakfast. We will take a drive through the city of Kathmandu and visit the holy temple of Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath Temple. It has a historic significance, and our guides will walk you through it. Next, we visit the holy abode of the Buddhists, Boudha Stupa. The site has its own story and you can enjoy the tranquility surrounding it. If time permits, we will then visit the Swayambhunath temple. Another Hindu temple. We return back to our hotel to rest for the night.
The following day, we take a drive to the town of Dhunche which is a 6 hours drive. Upon reaching we will assemble, and after a few words from the tour guide, we begin our trekking. You can enjoy the picturesque landscape, mountain scenery and the small hamlets in the region. You can also get a spectacular view of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Kerung too of Tibet. Once you reach Syabrubesi (1420m), we will halt for the night at a nearby lodge.
After breakfast, we gently walk away from Syabrubesi. We continue until we reach a tall trail and ascend it going past terrace fields and oak and maple forests. You can also find alder and bamboo trees in the forest. On a lucky day, you can come across the yellow-throated marten, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, and red panda. You also come across a few birds as well. We cross streams viHimalayana suspension bridges and go past many small villages. You will walk across the trail along the Langtang river before you enter another bunch of bamboo forests. The trail further leads straight to Lama hotel(2340m). Halt for the night there.
Then we make our way towards Langtang village (3480m). The route takes us uphill that becomes steeper as you ascend till we reach a dense forest. Further, we cross a log bridge and finally make a steep climb uphill. From the summit, the forest you can see several lodges and the National Park check post. Continuing we enter a wide valley where we witness water-driven mills, yak pastures and prayer wheels along the trail. There are also many mani walls representing the Buddhist religion. After passing a small stream we reach the beautiful hamlet of Langtang. The inhabitants are mostly Tamang and Sherpas. Halt for the night there.
Today, we make our way towards Kyanjing Gumba(3870m). It is a gentle walk through yak pastures and quaint traditional villages from Mumdu to Singdum villages. We cross-stone mani walls and wooden bridges until we reach our destination for the day. You can explore the gumba ( a monastery), the Yak cheese factory and the beautiful locality. The village looks even more beautiful with the views of Mt. Langtang Lirung and Mt. Ganchempo. Halt for the night at the village.
It is acclimatization day today, and it is mainly to make your body adjust to the high altitude. Side by side it also ensures you get good rest and enjoy your trip. You are free to explore the village. During a specific time, you will get a better and closer view of Mt. Lirung. As an acclimatization exercise, you can head to climb Tsergo Ri(4984m) or Kyanjing Ri(4700m). You can also opt to take a glacier walk to Langhisa Kharka if you are fit enough for it. Those who venture is rewarded with an amazing view of the snow-capped mountains, and the surrounding ridges and moraines. Overnight stay at Kyanjing Gumba.
We say goodbye to Kyanjing Gumba the next day and move towards Lama Hotel (2340m).
We retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel following the Langtang Khola on a downhill sloping trail. If you remember the technique of walking downhill, you will not tire out or hurt yourself. Although the trail leads you for a peaceful walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel. We make our stop at a lodge at the village.
We are coming to the end of the trekking journey, so hope you are doing well. If not, the trip is about to end. After breakfast, we take the downhill trail towards Syabrubesi village (1900m). It is an easy walk through a forest filled with rhododendron and bamboo trees. You may come across wild boars and other small animals, but the birds are abundant in these areas. The flowing stream nearby makes the walk a serene incident. On the route, you will witness the marvelous close-up view of Ganesh Himal. A steep uphill walk from here takes us to Syabrubesi. We halt for the night there.
After breakfast, we head downhill through a pleasant valley, forested path, passing some Tamang villages and few streams. Which you need to cross with the help of suspension bridges. Then we reach Dhunche (1650m). We have lunch at the lodge, after that you are free to loiter around Dhunche. Dhunche is actually the headquarters of the Rasuwa District.
We spend the night at the lodge.
The next day, we finish up with breakfast then rest for a while. In the afternoon, we take a drive to Kathmandu, which means it is the end of your trekking. Once you reach the hotel in Kathmandu, we will leave you to rest. In the evening, we will have a traditional Nepalese dinner and celebrate the success of the trip. You can share your experience with us and we definitely are open for any feedback. We rest the night.
In the morning, depending on your flight schedule, you will be escorted to the airport 3 hours before departure. Wishing you a safe flight, and hoping you had a great adventure in Nepal.
Cost for Langtang Trek
The cost of embarking on Langtang Trek is differential and can be different from other travel agencies. Another thing that can have an impact on your cost is the season. Also the availability of the resources required to venture to the destination. In order to be absolutely sure about your total cost, please get in touch with our tour expert or sales staff. However, inclusions and exclusions, no matter how much your total comes to are listed below.
- All meals and accommodations in tea houses during the trek
- Guide|Trek leader
- Porters for the trek
- Insurance for guide and porters
- National Park fees
- Trekking permit (TIMS)
- Transportation Kathmandu|Syabrubesi and return
- Climb High duffle bag
- First-Aid kit
- Hotel in Kathmandu – 4 nights
- Rescue arrangements
- Insurance and it should cover helicopter evacuation in case of an emergency
- Soft and hard drinks
- Bottled mineral water
- Personal trekking gear
- Meals in Kathmandu
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu
- Tips for staff and porters
- Any other expenses in case of any natural disaster.