Langtang Valley Trek – Home of Tamang Culture
Langtang Valley Trek is one of the nearest trekking areas from Kathmandu valley for trekking; around 5 to 6 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche/ Thulo Bharkhu/ Syabrubesi. Almost all the trekking companies offer a trek starts from Syabrubesi, which is the starting point of Langtang Valley Trek.
But we offer something different so that we start the trek from Thulo Bharkhu and end in Syabrubesi. Because we want that you should explore one of the biggest Tamang villages in Rasuwa. Langtang area is popular in the traditional culture of the Tamang community. Tamang is an ethnic group in Nepal. And also, this area is the home of the endangered Red Panda. This trekking area is in Langtang National Park.
Hence this trekking region is the third famous trekking region in Nepal, after the Annapurna and Everest region. This is the perfect trip for those who are looking for a short and sweet trek in Nepal. Different types of Flora and Fauna, a breathtaking view of snow-capped mountains, Dramatic landscapes, beautiful Bamboo and alpine forest, majestic waterfalls, river, and streams make this trek a diverse trek in Nepal.
Human life in the highland of the Langtang region is 100% Nepalese. But they are following the Tibetan culture and traditions, and they look like Tibetans. When you explore this area you will have some experience of Tibetan culture in Nepal.
The amazing Langtang valley trek starts with a Bus or Jeep drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche, Bharkhu, or Syabrubesi. You can choose one of these destinations. Afterward, hike to the Kyangin Gompa upward follows the Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, Langtang Valley.
In the same holiday period, if you are looking to do more walks in the mountain, you can go for Tamang Heritage Trail Trek and Gosainkunda Trek. Tamang Heritage trail trek is another beautiful trek in this region, this trek is more about the Tamang culture and their rituals. Gosainkunda trek is more adventurous and natural.
Best time for a trek in Langtang Valley
- Spring: March, April, and May.
- Autumn: September, October, and November.
- Winter: December, January, and February.
This gorgeous trekking site was destroyed by an earthquake in 2015, on the 25th of April, and on the 12th of May. Dear trekkers from all around the world, if you are planning to travel to Nepal and thinking of a trek in the Himalayas of Nepal, we recommend and urge you to go for the Langtang Valley Trek. People around Langtang Valley need your support.
- Hotel in Kathmandu.
- Lodge/ Guest House/ Tea House / Home Stay during the trek.
Langtang National Park Permit.
TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System)
This itinerary is our tailor-made program for Langtang Valley Trek. Days in the trek is always flexible as it can increase and decrease depending on your holiday length schedule and choice. If you are thinking about some changes, please email us at email@example.com.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Thulo Bharkhu and trek to Thulo Syapru.
Day 04: Thulo Syapru to Rimche.
Day 05: Rimche to Langtang Village.
Day 06: Langtang valley to Kyangin Gompa and hike to Kyangin Ri.
Day 07: Day hike to Tserikuri.
Day 08: Kyangin Gompa to back Rimche.
Day 09: Rimche to Syabrubesi via Sherpaghaun and Kyamgim village.
Day 10: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.
Day 11: Free day or visit to an orphanage in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Airport transfer for final departure.
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu
You will be welcomed to Kathmandu by our team member at the International airport for transfer to the Hotel in Thamel. Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast included.
Day 02: Trek preparation
After breakfast, you will meet up with the Guide and porters who will brief you about the trip. This is preparation day before the trek so that if you need to arrange equipment and other things, please arrange today. Pack your back for the trip. Overnight hotel and Breakfast included.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1462m/4795ft) Duration: 7 to 8 hours
After breakfast, you will drive to Syabrubesi which may take around 7 to 8 hours. Driving to Syabrubesi is fun as it is on the bank of the Trisuli river with dramatic farmland and landscapes. Crossing modern and remote villages with the view of Ganesh Himal and other peaks are included. The scary road to Dhunche and Syabrubesi will open up an entrance for you to the Langtang National Park. Syabrubesi is the main trekking entry point of Tamang Heritage Trail, Langtang Valley Trek, and Langtang Gosaikunda Trek. Overnight Hotel/Lodge. Food – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 5 to 6 hours
The first day of walking, you will follow the Langtang Khola. Crossing hanging bridges over the Langtang Khola takes you to Dovan, Bamboo, and other small tea stops inside the rainforest of Langtang National Park. After lunch at Bamboo, you will follow the same river to reach Rimche and Lama Hotel. On the way to Lama Hotel, you can see Red Panda, Langur / Monkeys, and Bears if you are lucky. But for sure you can see the different types of birds too. Overnight sleep at Hotel/Lodge. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley. (3307m/10845ft) Duration: 5 to 6 hours
After breakfast, your trail to Langtang valley inside the pine and rhododendron forest alongside the Langtang Khola begins. At the Ghoda Tabela, you are going to have lunch for the day. The trail from Goda Tabela to Langtang Valley is one of the most affected areas from the earthquake in April 2015, but comparatively the trail will be more beautiful than day 1. The view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks is quite amazing. Reaching Langtang valley might give you the sad memories of the earthquake after reading the name list of demised people at the memorial stupa. Overnight at Lodge/Guest House. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 06: Langtang valley to Kyangin Gompa (3798m/12495ft) & hike Kyangin Ri (4773m/15655ft)
Today is one of the beautiful days of the trek. The trail climbs gradually to Sindum and Yamphu villages. Following the Laja Khola, it climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see the Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung. After Kyanjin Gompa, you will eat lunch, fix your room and then you will hike to Kyanjin Ri (4773m) and trekking back to the Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 07: Day Hike to Tserikuri (5050m/16564ft) Duration: 7 /8 hours
Kyangin Gumba is the best place to have rest or extra day during this trek. You will explore another amazing viewpoint or peak called Tserikuri which is 5050m high. From here you can see the amazing vistas of towering mountains peak, dramatic landscapes, and glacier. Tserikuri is the highest point of this Langtang Valley Trek. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 08: Kyangin Gompa to Lama Hotel – Duration: 5 to 6 hours
Easy day to go down but difficult to forget the spectacular vistas of Mountain peaks, glacier, and landscapes. Today you can enjoy the views which you might have missed while climbing up. You will follow the same way to get back to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi.
Easy way down to Syabrubesi and the last day of walking the trek. Today we party together with porters.
Day 10: Syabru to Kathmandu
A scenic drive back to Kathmandu will be undergone, which takes about 6 to 7 hours. Overnight at hotel, breakfast, and lunch included.
Day 11: Free day in Kathmandu.
Free day in Kathmandu for relaxing and shopping. If you like you can visit an orphanage in Kathmandu.
Day 12: Airport transfer.
You will receive your trekking achievement certificate and T-shirt from JRN Treks representative and you will take your departure to the airport.
√ 4-Night accommodation in cities with breakfast.
√ All Ground transportation
√ TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System).
√ Full board meal during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner each time cup of tea or coffee)
√ Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers) with their insurance, salary, meals, and accommodation)
√ Permit to trek in Langtang National Park
√ Sleeping bag / Trekking pols / Trekking Map return after finish trek.
√ Water purifying tablet for drinking water.
√ Lodge/Guest house accommodation (Twin or Three sharing base)
√ Trekking achievement Certificate and T-shirt
√ First Aid Kits
Note: This includes our full board package and we also offer packages such as guide service, porter guide service, B/B package service. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org and Whatsapps/Viver: +9779813914320
× International Flight
× Major meals in Cities
× Monuments entrance fees
× All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
× Airport tax
× Shower, battery recharge, laundry charge etc.
× Personal clothing and gears
× Tips to guide and porter
× Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, the illness which are not under our control.
× Personal health insurance/emergency evacuation.
Good standard trekking boots
Shorts (both casual and for treks)
Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
A plastic bag for waste
We advise travel insurance to all travelers who are interested in trekking in Nepal. Trekking in Nepal is walking on the trail (path) of mountains. In mountain areas, health treatment facilities are not standard. There is less availability of good hospitals and doctors. So if in case the trekker suffers from severe sickness, he should be brought to Kathmandu by helicopter for better treatment. And the helicopter charter fare is expensive in Nepal. If you have already travel insurance, your money will be saved.
When selecting a travel insurance policy we require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. We, JRN Treks, shall have no liability for loss, theft of or damage to baggage or personal effects.
We also let you know that Nepalese Insurance Company does not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese citizens. So we advise you to select your travel insurance with Insurance Company in your own place.
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