Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Highlights

Situated north of Kathmandu Valley  and wilder animal red panda and musk deer, Amazing views of high snow-caped mountains Enchanting, pristine rhododendron, pines. Explore Tibetan rich culture and traditions Visiting the holy glacial pond of Gosainkund lake, High scenic passes in magnificent views and Nack cheese factory

Trip Overview

Langtang Valley has always been one of the most sought places for Trekkers. Located between the Eastern and Western Himalayas this trek is situated just 20 miles north of Kathmandu Valley. Langtang Valley hosts one of the most uncharted lands in all of Nepal.

 

Also known as the valley of the glaciers lake, Langtang Valley shows for some of the most beautiful mountain glaciers around. Similarly, this region some of the friendliest villages in the entire area. Culturally rich villages are easy to divulge into. Together with the beautiful flora and fauna, we trek into the Grand Langtang valley surround by the famous Langtang Lirung(7,234m), Dorje Lakpa(6,966m) and Naya Kanga Ri(5,846m). Kyanjin Gompa(3,860m) is one of the villages in the area famous for the monastery and beautiful prayer flags. Tserko Ri(5,033m) is another highlight of this trek and trekker can explore this beautiful mountain. The view atop this rock is absolutely fantastic with the all-round view of the nearby peaks.

 

High Altitude Sherpa Trek has tailored this trek so that every Trekker can enjoy the glamorous view of the mountains and the pastures, hills and the rocky terrains without worrying about food, accommodation, and luggage. The trek would take somewhere around 15 days. This trek is relatively easy, not requiring much physical fitness and stamina. Novice trekkers may find this even more enjoyable due to its sheer beauty and landscape accustomed to the difficulty.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


Team Composition

 There will be one English speaking high altitude experience trek leader. There will be One assistant guide if required.

This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group.

Porters for luggage carrying: two trekkers: one porters. it is depend number of porter where and  how long you doing trek.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

– This is a moderate trek suitable for trekkers who have the skill to walk 5-7 hours a day with light bag.

 Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip to improve our strength & stability.

 Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes.

you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude.

self-confidence and strong determination best way to  complete this trek successfully.

Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

Outline Itinerary

DAYS ITINERARY ALTITUDE O/n
Day 01 Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi (Drive) 1550 m Lodge
Day 02 Syafru beshi to Lama Hotel 2380 m Lodge
Day 03 Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang village 3430 m Lodge
Day 04 Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa 3870 m Lodge
Day 05 Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri 5000 m Lodge
Day 06 Tserko Ri to Lama Hotel 2380 m Lodge
Day 07 Lama Hotel to Syafru Beshi 1550 m Lodge
Day 08 Syafru Beshi to Kathmandu (Drive) 1300 m Lodge

Detail Itinerary

 

Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel-

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the langtang valley trek each day program. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 02: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460m): 8-9 drive.

An early morning pick up from Hotel and take 8 hour drive to Syabrubesi with Local bus or private jeep. You will enjoy the view of Langtang Himalayan range while driving. There will be short break in Trishuli or Kalikasthan for lunch where you get only local food.  drive more three hours to get syabrubesi. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 03: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m): 6 hours.
Right after the breakfast at hotel we start to walk through wilderness jungle passing Small River and arrive Bamboo for lunck. The Bambo is located on the side of langtang River. After Lunch we take walk up hill to get the Lama hotel for another night. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang valley (3,430m): 6 Hours.

As usual after breakfast we start our second day of trek through jungles.  Before arrive Ghora Tabels we walk steep short walk passing water mills, prayer wheels & as we arrive the Ghoda Tabels you will enjoy the view of Langtang Lirung. After few hour walk we reach the Langtang. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 05: Trek Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gumba (3,870m): 3-4 hours.

 After taking breakfast we leave the Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gumpa.  Through the yak pastures and mani walls also the wooden bridges. As we arrive high altitude and closer to the high Himalaya you might fell thin air. After few hours walk we arrive the Kyanjin Gumpa. O /n at hotel.

 

Day 06: Kyanjin Gumba explore day:

 most important day of your trip you have few options to hang around for the best view of High Himalayas. The best option would be to climb Tserko Ri on the height of 5000meters. This climb takes around 4 ro 5 hours and the views of Langtang Himalayan Range, lakpa Ri, Yal Peak, ganja La peak is breathtaking. We return back Kyanjin Gumpa. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 07: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,470m): 7 hours walking.
We take same way to return to lama Hotel and mostly down Hill to get lama Hotel for around 6 Hours. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 08: Trek back to Syabrubesi (1,460m): 5 hours walking.
Once again Downhill to arrive Syabrunsi passing  Bamboo  pairo little village and O/n at hotel.

 

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu by privet car 8 hours driving.
An early morning starts drive to Kathmandu and arrive Kathmandu early evening. O /n at hotel.

 

Day 10:Exploration Day in Kathmandu.

guide will take you on a ride through several World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu which include Pashupatinath Temple Complex, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa. O/n at hotel.

 

day 11:Final Departure to your own destinations.

 

Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.

Equipment List

 

The following basic equipment check lists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you Below are just lists for your information and ideas of clothing’s.

 

Head:

1. Sun hat or scarf

2Light balaclava or warm fleece hat

3. Sunglasses with UV protection

 

Upper Body:

4. T-shirts ( According to length of your trip, normally 2 and above)

5Light and expedition weight thermal tops

6Fleece jacket or pullover

7. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)

8Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

9Down jacket [you can rent in Kathmandu]- must necessary

 

Hands:

10Lightweight gloves

11. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

 

Lower Body:

12. Underwear ( minimum 4 and according to length of your trip)

13Hiking shorts ( minimum 2 and according to length of your trip)

14Lightweight cotton long pants

15Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

16Fleece or wool pants

17. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

 

Feet:

18. Thin, lightweight inner socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

19Thick, warm wool hiking socks (minimum 3 and according to length of your trip)

20Hiking boots with spare laces

21Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

 

Accessories:

22Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F [Can rent in Kathmandu]

23Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries

24. Basic First Aid Kit

23Water bottles (2)

24Toiletries

25Small wash towel

Before You Go

Inbox: info@highaltitudesherpa.com

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking ?

  • Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Everest base camp trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal. The best season for this Tour is any time between January to June and September to December.

 

How fit do I need to be for this trek ?

  • This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the skill to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack.  Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks earlier to the trip are a good idea to improve our strength and stability. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes; however you are in excellent health with average physical fitness.  Have a positive attitude, self-confidence and strong determination best way to complete this trek successfully. Past hiking Experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

 

How long do we walk each day ?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly   terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm. 1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups ?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport ?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours ?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival ?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to receive you at the airport. high altitude sherpa guide will be showing high altitude sherpa  sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking ?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink ? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day ?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use  ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal ?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee..

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit ?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip ?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

Cost Included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • High altitude experienced, English-speaking trek leader and assistant trek leader
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • One map of Langtang national park trekking
  • One Nepali mobile SIM card for local communication
  • Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Langtang National park entry permits
  • Trekking information management system TIMS
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Medical kit

Cost Not Include

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.pcs

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.pcs

6. Dressing tape – 1.pcs

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges -20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11. Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

– For allergies.

13. Antiemetic -10 tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:

– For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg -3 taplats(500mg -12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg -10 tablets:

– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

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  •   Destination: Langtang Valley Trek
  •  Activities: Trekking
  •   Trip Grade: Easy
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Best Seasons: Apr/Jun & Sept/Nov
  •   Transportation: Drive

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