Incredible mountain views of the Langtang Himalayas, valley and across to Tibet from Kyanjin Ri”
Langtang valley trek is one of the most popular and beautiful trekking destination that ranks third in terms of trekking popularity in Nepal. It is only about 80 km north from the capital city, Kathmandu. A 7 to 8 hour jeep ride takes us to Syabrubesi, the gateway to The Langtang Valley Trek. The trek comprises a wide range of climate regions, from tropical to alpine, with an overall altitude fluctuation of 1,550 m to 3,870 m. Sipping a cup of coffee in the lap of the Himalayas at 3870 meters surrounded by stunning panoramic landscapes, is just one of the memories to look forward to.
The Langtang Trek is a moderate level trek suitable for novice and time-limited travelers seeking for an amazing trekking experience in short time period. The monasteries, mani walls, and chortens are evidence of the Buddhist influence in this tranquil area. This trip offers an opportunity to interact with people and an insight into Tamang culture. The Tamang community welcomes you through their elegant traditional culture to experience a taste of Nepali hospitality. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by this trek as you traverse through forests and take in the breathtaking vistas of mountains, valleys, and glaciers. There are options for daytrips, such as stroll to Tserko Ri or Kyanjin Ri. These viewpoints offer the best panoramic view of the Langtang mountain range covered with snow.
This trek provides you with adventure while allowing you to experience actual wilderness in the magnificent Langtang National Park. The park is home to the wildlife such as elusive Red Panda and Snow Leopard, Himalayan Black Bears, Himalayan Tahr, gorals, serows, rhesus monkeys, musk deer, and more than 250 species of birds. The trekking trail traverse through the dense forest of alders, bamboos, oaks, rhododendrons (during spring), pines, juniper, and alpine shrubs. The Nepalese larch is the only deciduous conifer found in this region and few places elsewhere.
The Langtang Valley Trek can be combined with Tamang Heritage Trek, Gosainkunda Trek and Helambu Trek that can be completed in around two weeks of time.
Best Time : March - May & September - November
Duration : 10 days
Max. Altitude : 4985 M
Commences At : Kathmandu
Ends At : Kathmandu
Langtang valley trek is an easy to moderate level trek which can be taken up by first time trekkers and fit beginners. Though no prior experience of trekking is required, it does require one to have good level of physical fitness, in order to walk for a 4-6 hour duration on a daily basis.
The highest altitude you will be touching while on this trek is 4,985 meters, that roughly translates to 16,355 feet above sea level. You will be attaining this altitude at Tserko Ri which is Day 6 of your trekking itinerary.
In Kathmandu on your arrival and departure, you will be staying in a comfortable 3 star hotel in Thamel district. While on the trek for 7 night’s you will be staying in Tea houses/mountain lodges that are constructed along the way throughout the region. These lodges are usually run by families, and have all basic amenities from bed, mattresses, pillow, blankets, dining areas, fully functional kitchens, etc. In the hotel in Kathmandu as well the tea houses, the package includes 9 nights of stay on double occupancy basis. If you require a room on single occupancy, please do let us know and it can be arranged based on actuals.
The food on this trek is very convenient, but not as convenient as it is in cities. There will be Breakfasts, Lunch, Dinners, Tea & coffee will be provided in the trek with a large variety to choose from. We go by the logic of One order per meal per person. Some of the popular menu items are: – Breakfasts – (Oatmeal, Corn Flakes, French toast with Jam, Butter, Cheese, and Honey Tibetan bread or Chapati Local tsampa porridge, Hashed brown eggs, Varieties of eggs (Omelets) Pancakes Muesli Breads Fruits and Vegetables Hot drinks like varieties of teas and coffees Hot chocolates, etc) Lunch – (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari (Dal Bhat power 24 hours) Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable Curry Potatoes Items Vegetable and salad Pizza (Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snakes (Papad, Prawn) Desserts items (Rice Pudding, Apple pie), etc) Dinners – (Dhal, Bhat & Tarkari Tibetan Bread Various Soups items Sherpa Stew Steaks Sandwiches Momo (dumplings) Macaroni dishes Tenduk Spaghetti Noodles Thukpa Pasta Vegetable Curry Potatoes Items Vegetable and salad Pizza (, Tomato, Mushroom, Mixed) Snacks (Papad, Prawn) Pokada, finger chips, etc. The best items from the lodge’s menu are fresh, hygienic, delicious, and nutritious.
Langtang valley trek starts from Syabrubesi which is a 7 to 8 hours drive jeep drive from Thamel where we will be staying while in Kathmandu. After an early morning breakfast we set out on the road. It is a beautiful drive, as we get glimpses of waterfalls, gorges, terrace fields, small villages and snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapuran, Mt. Manaslu, etc.
In the season months, the day time temperatures in the region are quite pleasant - anywhere between 12 -18 degrees Celsius. The nights however will be much colder and will go down to single digits and sub zero depending on the altitude you are at and the wind factor.
Our team carries a full-fledged medical kit that contains generic as well as high altitude medicines. We will be doing oxygen level checks everyday as well, and our team leaders will also be doing physical examination to ensure how the trekkers are feeling. In case anyone shows any signs of high altitude sickness, medicines will be given by our leaders according to the symptoms shown. In case a person cannot continue further up ahead on the trek, if he/she is not physically fit or is unable to acclimatize etc. he/she will be advised by the leader on whether he can continue the trek or should go back with one of our guides. Owing to safety protocols, the trek leaders decision shall be final and binding. Depending on the condition of the trekker, a helicopter evacuation or a horse – either could be used to go back, the cost of which will have to be borne by the trekker himself.
Carrying good apparels and accessories plays a very vital role in ensuring a good experience while exploring the mountains. The following list on our website points out all the details of clothes and accessories that you should carry for the trek.
Acclimatization basically means enabling your body to adapt to the altitude, heat, cold, air, etc. In the mountains, this becomes very important to ensure a comfortable trekking experience. The basic 5 things to do in order to acclimatize well are – 1. Keep your hydration levels high. One needs to consume minimum 4 litres of water on a daily basis. 2. Keep your appetite going well. Loss of appetite is one of the first signs of being affected by AMS. Keeping a decent appetite from day 1 is important and it will also give your body the required nutrition. 3. Sleep – It is of utmost importance that your body is well rested. Minimum 7-9 hours of sleep is recommended to rest, recover and recharge yourself for the next day. 4. Protecting your eyes – Wearing sunglasses in the mountains is a must. The sun glares are much stronger in the high altitudes than our cities, and can often lead to headaches which can stay for very long. Hence, it is advisable to keep your sunglasses on whenever needed. 5. Walk and talk pace – your pace of walking should be such that you should be able to talk. Especially when gaining altitude, it is advisable to walk slower as you gain altitude. Following the above basic rules will increase your chances of acclimatization.
Our team usually carries a full fledge medical kit which include generic medicines ranging from headache, indigestion, allergies, anti-inflammatory, to high altitude medicines like Diamox etc. from oxy meters, thermometers, bandages, water purification drops But apart from that in case there are specific medicines that work for you or your doctor has prescribed, you should carry those. The list of medicines you can carry has also been highlighted in the ‘Things to carry’ tab on our website.
Yes. A medical certificate is compulsory for this trek. It is important that you have yourself assessed by a qualified doctor before the trek. The physical examination conducted by the doctor will include a check of your blood pressure, pulse, recording your blood group, mentioning any previous injuries/accidents or allergies, etc. This assessment will be beneficial not only for the trekker but also the team in case if any medical situation arises. The format of the certificate will be shared by our team to all the participants and needs to be submitted as per the deadlines mentioned by a representative from Adventure Pulse.
There are multiple options to be in touch with your friends and family while on the trek. You can activate international roaming on your phone or even buy a local sim card in Nepal. NTC sim card usually works better in the region. However, the network is not consistent and varies from place to place, and won't be as strong as you gain altitude. Wifi option will be available in the tea houses till Kyanjin. Different tea houses charge different amounts for purchase of wifi usually ranging anywhere between 200-400 nepali rupees for a 24 hour cycle.
Extreme temperature variations, high altitude, snow glare & proximity to sun are certain factors which necessitate the need to for proper mountaineering equipment. In order to enjoy your experience in the mountains, we have recommended that you carry the following with you.
Langtang valley is among the most beautiful treks in Nepal and requires participants to be in good physical shape to be able to do the trek comfortably. The trek can be taken up by amateur trekkers and fit beginners. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience neither does it require any technical experience; only that you be in good physical conditioning to be able to enjoy it more. One should be able to hike at a comfortable pace for 4-6 hours over hilly terrain with a light day pack. Good cardio-vascular conditioning and exercises for muscles that are used to hiking will make your trip much more comfortable and doable. We recommend the following schedule to the participants:
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