Overview

Langtang’s proximity to the Tibetan border, an easy accessible from Kathmandu and its best kept secret beauties make Langtang valley a trekker’s paradise. Langtang trek passes through less visited diverse ethnic groups’ settlements and lush forest to the vantage view point called Kyanjin Gompa and beyond. This Langtang trekking offers an opportunity to explore the rich mingled cultural heritage of Tibetan origin Lama and Tamang people, mostly carved wooden windows, lively dance festivals and skilled weaving traditions. The majestic mountain of Langtang Lirung at 7246m to the north, Gang Chhenpo at 6388m to the south and Dorje Lhakpa at 6990m to the east dominates the beautiful Langtang valley.

 

Trek begins with warm traditional welcome and quick safety briefing followed by comprehensive trip briefing next day, introduction to your guide and entertain last minutes questions

11 Nights 12 Days Available on request
Inclusions/Exclusions
What we'll give. What we won't

What is included in the tour

Kathmandu Portion:

 

  • 3 nights in reputed 3 star Hotel on BB basis as per the itinerary in Kathmandu
  • Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
  • 1 professional English speaking guide
  • Private transportation during sightseeing
  • All entrance fee during sightseeing

 

Transportation:

 

  • Private vehicle to and from trek initiation point.
  • All the necessary airport transfers as per the itinerary
  • Private Transportation: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi and Dhunche – Kathmandu

 

Trek Portion:

 

  • Twin sharing accommodation as per the itinerary in lodge en-route on EP (room only) basis.
  • Langtang  National park fee
  • TIMS Card
  • Professional licensed holder Trekking guide
  • Assistant Guides as per number of clients
  • Necessary Porters (weight max. 12 kg per clients)
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs
  • Necessary equipment for trekking staff
  • Guide and porter daily allowance
  • Emergency  medical kit box
  • Trekking kit bag

What is NOT included in the tour

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Any meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Tea/Coffee)  during trek
  • Travel insurance (must cover expenses of rescue service including helicopter)
  • Personal Gears: ( all trekking gears are easily available on rent and buy in Kathmandu)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Liquor beverages (soft and hard drinks)
  • Expenses of personal nature e.g. laundry, phone call etc.
  • Gratuity for staff
  • Expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances
  • Services not mentioned herein

 

Highlights
What makes this tour special
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Pasupatinath and Boudhanath in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive to and from trek initiation point
  • Langtang Trek: Experience trekking in Langtang National Park, home of Red Panda and rich in natural vegetation.
  • Lama Hotel, Langang Village ( whole village was swept away by landslide during earthquake), Kyanjin Gompa
  • Possibility to see wildlife
  • Stunning view of Himalayan Panorama during trek
  • Experience of villages & experience their culture, traditions & hospitality
Itinerary

Outline Itinerary:

 

Days

Itinerary

Overnight

01:

Arrival in Kathmandu, 1300m/4264ft

Hotel (BB)

02:

Trek Briefing in the morning and half day sightseeing of Boudhanath and Pasupatinath

Hotel (BB)

03:

Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi: (1462m/4795), 8 – 9 hrs

Lodge (EP)

04:

Trek to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 5 – 6 hrs

Lodge (EP)

05:

Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6 – 7 hrs

Lodge (EP)

06:

Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft), 4 – 5 hrs

Lodge (EP)

07:

Acclimatization- Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft), 7 – 8 hrs

Lodge (EP)

08:

Trek back to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 6 – 7 hrs

Lodge (EP)

09:

Trek to Thulo Syabru: (1,900m/6,232ft), 5 – 6 hrs

Lodge (EP)

10:

Trek to Dhunche (1650m/5,412ft), 4 – 5 hrs

Lodge (EP)

11:

 Drive back to Kathmandu

Hotel (BB)

12:

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Detailed Itinerary:

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m/4265ft):

Arrival in Kathmandu greeted by Basanta Adventure representative and transferred to Hotel which is usually a walking distance to any good restaurants and shops. We will be given a short briefing on hotel facilities and safety as well as a short introduction to the area.  Next day there will be a comprehensive trip briefing. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 02: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites:

After breakfast, trek briefing will take place around 9 am. All aspects of gear and conditions are discussed to make sure you are fully prepared for the trip, introduce guide and any last-minute questions would be answered. We then visit Boudhanath, also known as little Tibet. Then we visit Pasupatinath one of the revered holy temple of the Hindus, this temple is also known for its cremation ceremonies that take place next to the holy river Bagmati. O/N in Hotel at Kathmandu (BB)

 

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi. Trek begins (1,420m/4,658ft), 8 – 9 hrs drive:

This morning we'll drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trisuli valley for lunch and on to Syabru village for the overnight. The journey will take 8-9 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. From Syabru we'll have magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet. We'll relax tonight at a local teahouse. O/N in Lodge at Syabrubesi

 

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 5 – 6 hrs:

After breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we'll stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we'll again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we'll rest and overnight at a local teahouse. O/N at Guest House in Lama Hotel

 

Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village, 6 – 7 hrs:

We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders. We pass a Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village which was affected by the April 2015 earthquake. We continue on our trail to Mundu. O/N at Lodge in Mundu (EP)

 

Day 06: Trek Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft), 4 – 5 hrs:

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chorten, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  We also pass by the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains. O/N at Lodge in Kyangjin Gompa (EP)

 

Day 07: Acclimatization- Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft), 7 – 8 hrs:

We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks. Our guide will organize a prayer and offer Lungta (Prayer flag) for good health and happiness for all the members.  O/N at Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa

 

Note: Offer Lungta or prayers flag (printed prayers for the peace and good health/happiness) together with our Guide. Offering prayer flag in high passes and sacred sites is believed to bring good fortune and long life in Buddhist culture.

 

Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel: (2340m/7,675ft), 6 – 7 hrs:

This morning we'll retrace our steps somewhat as we head back from the Gompa. We have an easy downhill and pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we'll rest for the night before continuing our journey tomorrow for the Thulo Syabru village. O/N at Lodge in Lama Hotel (EP)

 

Day 09: Trek to Thulo Syabru: (1,900m/6,232ft), 5 – 6 hrs:

Today our trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birdlife on the route to Thulo Syabru. En route we'll have marvelous views of Mt Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it's beside us. Firstly easy downhill follows the river bank but last part steeply uphill for couple of hours to get to the village. O/N at Lodge in Thulo Syabru (EP)

 

Day 10: Trek to Dhunche (1650m/5,412ft), 4 – 5 hrs:

This morning after breakfast we'll be ready for trek onwards to Dhunche. This is quite pleasant walk through the forested path and some old Tamang village's takes to get 4-5 hrs. After arrival in Dhunche, rest of the time explores the town which is headquarters of Rasuwa district. This will be our last night with your trekking crew except trekking Guide, this is best time to tip the staff (not compulsory but it’s a customary), an impromptus little ceremony and always enormous Sherpa smiles. Then something of a party is inevitable. Try local drink called “Rakshi”, please be aware; it does not taste good and is very strong. O/N at Lodge in Dhunche (EP)

 

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu:

Today we'll have an early morning drive to Kathmandu. It will take 8-9 hrs. We'll reach Kathmandu late afternoon then enjoy our night at Thamel. Upon arrival, any hired gears will be collected and your international flight tickets will be distributed. ON at Hotel in Kathmandu. (BB)

 

Day 12: Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure:

Today holiday extension for another tour or we will transfer to the airport for final departure. Tour concludes.