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Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang valley Trekking is one of the exquisite trekking in Nepal that takes you to the Langtang valley to unveil the majestic beauty of the Himalayas. Langtang Valley is the nearest Himalayan region from Kathmandu and stands as one of the most perfect trekking destination to explore the Himalayas. Langtang valley is also known as valley of glaciers as it holds some of the beautiful glaciers in the region. The Langtang region is habitant for Tamangs, Lamas and other ethnic minorities. Situated in the northern part of Kathmandu, Langtang shares its border with Tibet. The region is protected as Langtang National Park and is a home for numerous floras and faunas in the region. Gosainkunda Lake is situated in the middle of the park and is one of the famous pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees. The adventure activities in this region includes trekking, climbing and rafting. The Langtang valley trekking route goes through the traditional ethnic villages and dense forest. Exploring the local culture and tradition of people living in the region is yet another interesting part of Langtang valley trekking. The peak of Langtang-Lirung is the prime attraction of this trek. Langtang valley, striking glaciers, Kyangin monastery, Langtang Gompa, Lang Sisa Peak etc. are other major attraction of the region. Langtang Valley Trekking provides once in a life time opportunity to witness the glamorous beauty of Himalayas like Langtang Lirung (7246m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Dorge Lakpa (6966m) etc. Mount Himchuli, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Shishapangma mountain of Tibet are other Himalayas that can be seen during the trekking expedition.

Breakfree Adventures 11 days Langtang valley trekking begins with a day full of sightseeing tour in Kathmandu where we will visit some of the major attraction of Kathmandu. Next day we will drive to Syabru Besi to start our trekking adventure. It will take approximately seven hours to reach Syabru Besi by bus. We start our first day trek from Syabru Besi, we pass through dense forest and many suspension bridge to reach Lama Hotel. Next morning we will gear up to reach Langtang village. We pass through the forest and make steep ascend enjoying the marvelous view of Langtang Lirung before reaching Lantang village. We will spend a day in Langtang exploring the village and natural beauty of the region. Next day we will pass through yak pastures and mani walls to pave our way to Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is situated at a soaring height of 3870 m and is surrounded by the Himalayas. It is the perfect destination to see the views of Himalayas, glaciers, icefalls and other natural beauty. Next morning we will visit Tserko Ri to view the beautiful sunrise view over the Himalayas. We will then climb down to Lama Hotel. Next day we will gear up to climb down to Syabru Besi and terminate our trekking expedition. We will then drive back to Kathmandu. Breakfree Adventures’ professionally designed itinerary and trek plan ensure high level of safety and security during your expedition. Our trained guides and trekking experts guide you to the best of their ability right from the starting till the end of your trip. 

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Drive a scenic to Syabru Besi from Kathmandu
  • Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Langtang region
  • Discover unique Buddhist culture and tradition
  • Explore varieties and floras and faunas
  • Visit Langtang National Park
  • Explore some of the beautiful glaciers of the region
  • Explore Langtang Valley
  • Catch eye popping views of beautiful peaks of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Dorge Lakpa (6966m), Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu etc.
  • Explore different monasteries and religious sites
  • Ascend Tserko Ri to view the early morning sunrise over the Himalayas

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1550m) [7-8 Hours’ Drive]

Day 04 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2380m) [5-6 Hours)

Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m) [6-7 Hours)

Day 06 : Explore Langtang Valley

Day 07 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) [3-4 hours]

Day 08 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama hotel [5-6 Hours]

Day 09 : Lama hotel to Syabru Besi (4-5 Hours)

Day 10 : Syabru Besi to Kathmandu (7-8 Hours’ Drive)

Day 11 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

What is Included

  • Airport transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Three nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu city tours including all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  • Transportations from Kathmandu – Syabru Besi - Kathmandu transfers by Local bus
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly Government licensed guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Langtang National Park Permits fee
  • TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & service charge
  • Breakfree Adventures T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate

What is Not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
  • Nepal entry visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to a pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or hang around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation

We will organize a guided city tour in Kathmandu where you get to discover several historical, cultural and spiritual attractions of Kathmandu. You will be seeing the world heritage sites like historical Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of lord Pashupatinath, Buddhist pilgrimage Swoyambhunath (famous by the name of Monkey temple among tourists), Boudhanath Shrine and many more cultural and natural monuments. The Kathmandu city tour also lets you understand the urban lifestyle of people of Nepal.  Later we will have a discussion session where we discuss about our trek plan and preparation. Our trek leader would be obliged to brief you about our expedition and answer your queries. O/N you stay at the Hotel.

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1550m) [7-8 Hours’ Drive]

We will catch a vehicle that will drive us to Syabru Besi (trek start point) today. It will take us approximately eight hours to reach Syabru Besi from Kathmandu. On our way we will enjoy the Himalayan views along with terraced fields, lush vegetation and rustic villages. We will stop in Trishuli bazar for lunch and continue via Dhunche to reach Syabru Besi. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Syabru Besi.

Day 04 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2380m) [5-6 Hours)

We will start our trekking expedition from Syabru Besi today. We will cross the suspension bridge and continue to walk through the dense forest and reach Doman. We then take a steep climb over a rocky ridge to reach Paira lodge. Further ascending we reach Rimche and then to Lama Hotel. It will take is approximately seven hours to reach Lama Hotel from Syabru Besi. Overnight, we stay at Lama Hotel.

Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m) [6-7 Hours)

We start our expedition passing through the dense forest filled with hemlock, oaks, and rhododendron. The trail offers magical views of Langtang Lirung and other Himalayas along the way. We first ascend to Ghora Tabela (2970m) and later descend to Thangshyap (3140m) before ascending to Langtang. We will witness water mills, prayer wheels, chortens and sacred carved rocks along our way. Upon reaching Langtang village, we will check-in to the pre-booked hotel and rest for the night.

Day 06 : Explore Langtang Valley

Sixth day of our expedition is reserved for acclimatization and exploration around the magical Langtang Valley. You may choose to walk or hire a horse for sightseeing in Langtang Valley. You can hike up the moraine north of Kyanjin Gompa (4300m) and enjoy the spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Kinshung anf yansa Tsenji along with other alluring Himalayas. The Gompa also offers a scenic view of Lirung glacier and other natural wonder of Langtang. After a day full of hang out around Langtang valley, we get back to the guest house for the overnight stay.

Day 07 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) [3-4 hours]

We start our expedition passing through the Yak pastures and ascend to Sindhum and Yamphu. We also pass through the largest mani wall in Nepal made of stone with prayers written on them.  As we take the height we might feel little breathing difficulty due to high altitude. We climb a moraine to a viewpoint where we can see Kyanjin Gompa and dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. The trail then descends to Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas and offers superb views of glaciers, icefalls and Himalayas along with other natural attractions. Overnight, we stay at the Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 08 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama hotel [5-6 Hours]

We will trace back to Lama Hotel today. We wake up early in the morning and visit Tserko Ri (5000m) to enjoy the sunrise view over the mountains. The sunrise view from Tserko Ri is simply breathtaking. We will spend some time in Tserko Ri capturing the magicall moments in our cameras. We will then trace back to Lama hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 09 : Lama hotel to Syabru Besi (4-5 Hours)

The trail back to Syabru Besi is quite easy, mostly downhill through the lush forest. It will take us approximately five hours to reach Syabru Besi. We will terminate our trekking expedition upon reaching Syabru Besi. Overnight, we stay at Syabru Besi.

Day 10 : Syabru Besi to Kathmandu (7-8 Hours’ Drive)

We will drive back to Kathmandu today. It will take us approximately 8 hours to reach Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu you may choose to take rest at the hotel or hang around the city for buying gifts to your near and dear ones. We will organize a farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant later in the evening with the team of Breakfree Adventures. Overnight, we stay at the hotel.

Day 11 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful trekking adventure in the Langtang region. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

When to go:
Spring (Mar - May) and Autumn (Sept - Dec) are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trekking. The weather is sunny and warm offering outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Langtang Valley Trekking, only issue is cold (obviously). Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed and you could enjoy rather best of nature.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Langtang Valley Trekking, we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house(lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. While Langtang Valley Trekking, your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 11 days Langtang Valley Trekking is moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 11 days Langtang Valley Trekking successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Langtang Valley Trekking, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Langtang Valley Trekking for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as weve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if youd like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Langtang Valley Trekking successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:

  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
  • Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • English Language - KEEP(Kathmandu environment education project)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

What do we mean by trekking?
Trekking is an enjoyable and accessible adventure. In an area like the Annapurna Region this activity will blow your mind. It generally involves days on foot and multi-day walks through parks and wilderness areas. The Annapurna region mainly consists of teahouse treks. The terrain can often be steep, and we will likely encounter cold weather and possibly snow at higher altitudes above 3 700m.
Is trekking an activity for me?
If you love spending time in the outdoors and going to magnificent places offering spectacular views, then trekking is most certainly for you. It fills the gap between luxury travel and tented tours at a price that makes sense to most people.
Do I need prior trekking experience before setting out here?
No previous trekking experience is needed but it will certainly help. Anyone with decent fitness and good stamina should be able to cope with the trekking days and higher elevations. Hiking experience anywhere in the world is recommended for maximum enjoyment, but certainly not needed.
What permits are required for my trek?
This will depend on your specific trek but all regions have some form of permit system. Some trekking areas require a special permit for the trekking activity and other areas may only require permits to enter conservation areas or national parks. Often it is a combination of both.  Nearly all trekking areas require a Trekking Information Management System TIMS card.  As part of your package we obtain all permits on your behalf.
What is the average walking time per day?
On average you will walk about 5 to 8 hours daily. Distances vary and will depend on trail conditions, weather conditions and the fitness of the group.
What is meant by teahouse trekking?
Teahouse trekking refers to the type of accommodation that is so unique to these mountain treks. Lodging and meals are mostly at teahouses operated by local people and on a full-board basis.
Where do we get our drinking water from?
Bottled water is available in many places on the more established trekking routes but this will be for your own account. Most villages have a clean and reliable water source and we will utilise locally purified water mostly. The teahouses can supply you with boiled water at a small fee. You are encouraged to carry your own purification tablets or drops for your own peace of mind.
How much can a porter carry?
This will often depend on the trekking route and maximum altitude gain. On average for trekking in the Annapurna Region every porter carries between 15 and 30kg. A camping porter carries up to 40kg. For our packages we normally assign one porter for every two travellers. What this means to you is that on the trek you will be allowed 15kg luggage. This is strictly enforced to ensure the wellbeing of our porter crew. 
Should I tip my guides and porters?
Yes please do! This is not mandatory but widely accepted as for anywhere else in the world. Tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal and on our treks.  

Important Note

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 11 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Moderate

Activities: Cultural Sightseeing & Trekking

Best Season: March-May, Mid Sept-Nov

Max Altitude: Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)

Daily walking: 5-7 Hours

Transportation: Private vehicles, Tourist bus as per the Itinerary

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Full board on trek

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, lodge/teahouse during the trek

Trip Type: Lodge/Tea House Trekking

Starts/Ends: Syabru Besi

Group Size: 1-16 Pax


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