Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trekking Trail is a captivating path hidden in the Nepalese Himalayas. This is a moderate level trek which makes it a travel destination for people of all age groups. During this trek you will get a chance to come across three different ethnic groups i.e. Tamang, Newar and Sherpa. Located north of the Kathmandu Valley. Start your journey in Kathmandu and get taken to the starting point of this fascinating trek, which is Syabrubesi. Be mesmerized by the variety of scenery that appears before you as you navigate the rough terrain: from verdant forests full of oak and rhododendron to tumbling waterfalls and terraced fields that create a charming background. The trail then climbs towards Sherpa Gau which offers an off the beaten trail experience before joining the main trail in Rimche from where we continue towards Langtang Village, where the vibrant culture of the Local people awaits your exploration. Marvel at the majestic Langtang Lirung towering above as you ascend towards Kyanjin Gompa, a spiritual haven perched at the foot of snow-capped peaks. After spending a few Days in Kyangjin Gompa and hiking up to Kyangjin Ri (4,773m) and Tsergo-Ri (5,033), we will descend back following the river towards Syabrubesi. And from where we take a drive to Kathmandu.

Trip Details

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Info
  • Weather
  • Equipment
  • Useful Info

Itinerary:


Day 01:
Arrive Kathmandu Transfer to the Hotel [1,338m]. (Car).
Day 02: Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. "B". 
Day 03: Kathmandu Drive to Syabubensi [1,461m]. "B,L,D". (05-07 Hrs drive).
Day 04: Trek to Sherpagaon [2,100 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (03-04 Hrs).
Day 05: Trek to (Ghora Tabela [2,950 m].) or Thangshyap [3,000 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (05-06 Hrs).
Day 06: Trek to Langtang Village [3,307 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (02-03 Hrs). Afternoon rest.
Day 07: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa [3,798 m] After Lunch side trip to Kyanjin-Ri [4,77 m] "B,L,D". Trek (06-07 Hrs).
Day 08: Day trip to Cherukuri RI [4,984 m] and back to Kyanjin Gompa [3,798 m] . "B,L,D". Trek (07-08 Hrs).
Day 09: Trek to Lama Hotel [2,380 m]. "B,L,D". Trek (05-06 Hrs).
Day 10: Trek end at Sabru Bensi. [1,461m]. "B,L,D". Trek (05-06 Hrs).
Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu, drop to the Hotel. [1,338m]. "B,L". (05-07 Hrs drive).
Day 12: Trip ends! Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time. "B". (Car).

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

Detail itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Nepal [1,330 m]: A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport according to your flight time who will transfer you to the hotel. Briefing will be done once you have settled down. Please do let us know if you have any queries. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Cultural Tour in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): After Breakfast we Proceed for sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur city 15 km from Kathmandu, known as city of Devotees and center of medieval art and architecture founded by King Anand Dev in 889 AD, visit Nyatpola temple, the most beautiful temple of Nepal, the 15th century palace of 55 windows, Golden gate and other place of Interest. Lunch Time: 1300hrs-14:00hrs PM: Visit Pashupatinath temple one of the most sacred Hindu shrine in the World. The holy river Bagmati and the burning ghats and also visit one of the oldest and biggest stupa of Boudhanath. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu Drive to Syabrubensi [1,461 m] - (B/L,D/): Today we drive towards Syabrubensi from where we will be starting our trek. We will be heading north from the Kathmandu Valley on a bumpy trail with fantastic views. We drive pass dhunche. The drive also offers a glimpse of Ganesh Himal while driving along the bank of Trishuliriver. Overnight in Tea House. Driving time 05-07 hours.

Day 04: Trek to Sherpagaon [2,100 m] - (B/L,D/): After breakfast in Syabrubesi we will begin our trek. On this day we will be heading to a village inhabited by the Sherpa community which is known as Sherpa Gaun. While hiking on this day you will experience very few travelers as we will be taking a less explored route skipping the normal route to Langtang. Hiking through the dense forests and interacting with charming locals with amazing scenes of nature in the background we reach Sherpa where we stay overnight. Overnight in the Tea House. Average trekking time 03-04 hours.

Day 05: Trek to (Ghora Tabela [2,950 m].) - (B/L,D/): Breakfast will be served in your Tea House at Sherpa Gau after which we head in the direction of Ghora Tabela. This place before was believed to be the place where horses used to graze from where the locals derived the name Ghoda Tabela, meaning "Horse Stable ''. Today we will be joining the regular trail to Langtang Valley so you might experience an increase in the number of trekkers. The trail initially goes downhill followed by gradual uphill climb towards Ghoda Tabela where we will be staying overnight. We will follow Langtang River today after joining the regular trail at Rimche. Overnight in the Tea House. Average trekking time 05-06 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Langtang Village [3,307 m] - (B/L,D/): This day is a short day which will help you to acclimatize with the increasing altitude. After breakfast at the Tea house we will be heading towards the Langtang Village. Langtang Village was badly affected during the 2015 earthquake and the settlement has been completely relocated from where it wass. After Ghoda Tabela you will see the change in the landscape as the Dense forests now gradually get thinner and the terrain changes to rocky. After reaching Langtang you can enjoy the afternoon as leisure and may explore Langtang. Langtang Is a large settlement which will provide you information about the lifestyle and culture of people living in this region. Overnight in the Tea House. Average trekking time 02-03 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa [3,798 m] - (B/L,D/): The uphill climbs continues on this day as well. The trail today offers close up views of the mountains with wide valleys. Passing many streams we finally reach the settlement of Kyangjin. Normally we reach Kyangjin by lunch allowing you to acclimatize and have enough time to witness the beauty of this region. After Lunch side trip to Kyanjin-Ri [4,773 m ] When in Kyangjin we will see Tsergo-Ri (5,010m), Yala Peak (5,500m), DorjeLakpa (6,430m), KyangjinRi (4,750m) surrounding in all direction. Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time 06-07 hours.

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa [3,798 m] - (B/L,D/): Today we have a day trip to Cherukuri RI [4,984 m]. Overnight in Tea House.


Day 09: Trek to Lama Hotel [2,380 m] - (B/L,D/): We begin to retrace our footsteps back towards the civilization. We trek back to Lama Hotel on the same trail we used before. Overnight in Tea House. Average Trekking time 05-07 hours.

Day 10: Trek to SyabruBesi [1,461 m] - (B/L,D/): Today is the last day of our trekking where we continue descending towards SyabruBesi from where we started our trek.Overnight in Tea House. Average trekking time 05-07 hours.

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu. [1,330 m] - (B/L,): After Breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. Average driving time 05-07 hours.

Day 12: Fly back home [1,330m] - (B): A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will drop you to the airport according to your flight time. Returning back with memories that last lifetime.“NAMASTE!”


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

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Transfers by private Car on both domestic and international flights.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an entrance fee.
  • Trekking Duffle Bag using for Trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in simple Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Kathmandu Syabru bensi and Kathmandu by (Jeep/Bus).
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Langtang trekking Region map.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • TIMS / National park /Conservation entry fees.
  • All Government taxes.
  • Office service charge.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 30 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

Weather information

We offer trekking in Nepal from mid-September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes.

Winter trekking, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20 deg C and at night may drop to 0 or as low as -10 deg C at the higher points. Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2,500m.

In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rainstorms. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March, with temperatures of up to 30 deg C and mild nights at low altitudes. The increase in rainfall in the hills is more than compensated for by the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions, as in April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. This is a period that generally has clear weather at the higher altitudes and is traditionally a time when mountaineering expeditions commence their ascents.

The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid-June to mid-September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys. We offer treks during this period in Low altitude Treks in the Nepal Himalaya, Tibet & India (Kulu, Ladakh).

The post-monsoon period: From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow.

The pre-monsoon period:In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights. At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period. There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a through medical checkup and inoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive first aid box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Modern dentistry is unknown in the hill of Nepal so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings; sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked. Travelers are requested to bring medicine prescribed by their doctor at home. Common medicine for stomach problems, headache, and malaria is available in Kathmandu. Medicine is usually not available in remote areas. So necessary medicine is advisable to carry with you. Before going to Nepal, it is advised to get injections against typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis.

OVERCOMING ALTITUDE PROBLEM: This is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which is particularly a matter of important medical consideration while trekking in the Himalayas. Altitude Sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue; etc can be encountered as initials of the sickness. The major information source on prevention and treatment of the sickness is Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and Adventure Treks Nepal (P). Ltd. is the confide life member of it. We assure every trekker that all our guides have followed the training conducted by HRA with the understated information.

CAUSE/FACTOR OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS
1. Less Oxygen
2. Low Pressure i.e. Barometric Pressure
3. Rapid Ascent
4. Possible Dehydration
5. Hypothermia TYPE OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

  TYPES ALTITUDE SICKNESS
1. AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
2. HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
3. Hace - High Altitude Cerebral Edema

SYMPTOMS
1. (AMS) ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS
Mild symptom feels like hangover/not feeling good
a. Headache
b. Fatigue/Tiredness
c. Nausea
d. Shortness of breath
e. Loss of appetite
f. Sleep disturbance
g. Dizziness

2. (HAPE) HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY EDEMA (Water in lungs)
a. Increasing shortness of breath even at rest
b. Severe cough-dry/Productive
c. Very tired-Unusual fatigue while walking
d. High Pulse rate i.e. 110
e. Blueness of face, lips, finger nails that means inability to transport Oxygen into the blood

3. (HACE) HIGH ALTITUDE CEREBRAL EDEMA (Water in the head)
Severe symptoms of altitude sickness
a. Severe Headache
b. Vomiting
c. Walking like a drunk (Ataxia)
d. Mental confusion/Altered mental status
e. Irritable-Does not want to be bothered by other people
f. Unconsciousness or Coma
TEST - Tandem walking test, Heel to toe step fall off from the line.

DECISION MAKING
1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise.
2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, go down.

PREVENTION
1. Acclimatization: - After a 1000m. Ascent, stay one more night for acclimatization.
2. Do not make RAPID ASCENT; don't go too fast too high.
3. No alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
4. Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc.
5. Do not carry heavy packs.
6. Climb higher sleep lower.
7. Do not travel alone.

TREATMENT
1. DESCENT is the best medicine; do not wait for the Helicopter.
2. Medicine:
a. Oxygen.
b. Diamox…for AMS 125mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated.
c. Nafedipine for HAPE
d. Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE
3. Hyperbolic Bag - Gammow Bag
4. Golden Rules
a. Awareness of ALTITUDE SICKNESS
b. If you have mild symptoms, do not go higher. Take Aspirin.
c. If you have worsening symptoms, go down.
d. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter.
5. IMPORTANT
a. Go up slowly.
b. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day)
c. Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Our advice: Drink 3-4 ltr of water minimum a day, don't exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.

Physically prepare yourself: It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself: Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

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