Langtang Region
Langtang Region

At present, Langtang is the third most popular trekking area in Nepal, after the Annapurna and Everest regions. This fabulous trek, a perfect combination of moderate and rigorous walking, leads to the high alpine valley with the backdrop of high, snow-capped peaks. In the spring, this place is alive with wildflowers. Here you will find peace and serenity amidst the Buddhist culture. With its scenic valley and impressive gorge, affording views extending all the way to the Annapurnas, it is no wonder this is such a popular place to trek. Langtang Valley is situated directly north of Kathmandu in the Central Himalayan Region. This area was declared a National Park in 1976 and remains the second largest national park in Nepal, covering a total of 1710 sq. km. of mountainous terrain south of the Nepal-Tibet (China) border. The area offers a diverse range of cultures. The three main ethnicities living in the area are the Tamangs, the Yolmus, and the Bhotias, who all originated from Tibet, coming to the area beginning about 500 years ago and continuing until about the mid 20th century. In the southern section of the park, there is a small area of sub-tropical chestnut forest and a unique Sal forest. The hill forest (2000-2,600 m.) across the southern slopes of the park consists of Chirr pine, rhododendron, Nepalese alder, and oak. Moving north and higher, the Montane zone (2,600-3000 m.) comprises mainly mountain oak, which changes to silver fir, hemlock, and larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3,6000 m.). Throughout these zones, several species of rhododendron trees form a twisted and colorful backdrop. It is at 3,600-4000 m. that the juniper and rhododendron shrubs slowly fade into the expansive alpine grassland meadows. Here, the elusive snow leopard is still thought to comb the alpine heights for prey. The park is also well known for its populations of red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Himalayan tahr, ghoral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds. Above the tree line, the valley opens up into a classical glacial 'U' shape, bound to the north by the impressive Langtang Himal, beyond which lies Tibet. The major peaks include Ghengu Liru (Langtang II, 6571 m.), Langtang Lirung (7,425 m.), Kimshun (6,745 m.), and Shalbachum (6,918 m.) to the south. The Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks, which includes Naya-Kanga (5,846 m.) and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond is the Jugal Himal, which terminates in Dorjee Lakpa (6,980 m). And to the east, the upper meadows of the Langtang end in a massive mountain wall, forming the frontier with Tibet.

Departure date

 

 Trip fact

   

Duration

  9 Days

Style of Trekking

  Tea House

Start In

  Syabrubesi

End In

  Syabrubesi

Group Size

  2-16

Grade

  Easy Moderate

Max Elevation

  3850 m at Kyangin Gompa

Price

Budget Accommodation in Cities

 2-6 pax

  7-16 pax

Teahouse Lodge Basis (BB)

 US$515

  US$425

Single Supplement

 US$95

  US$95

Standard Accommodation in Cities

  2-6 pax

  7-16 pax

Teahouse Lodge basis

  US$825

  US$765

Single Supplement

  US$165

  US$165

Deluxe Accommodation in Cities

  2-6 pax

  7-16 pax

Teahouse Lodge basis only

  US$1525

  US$1410

Single Supplement

  US$245

  US$245

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 02 - Full day guided sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley.
Day 03 - Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m) 7-8 hrs.
Day 04 - Syabrubesi to Riverside (2240m) 5-6 hrs
Day 05 - Riverside to Ghoretabela (3020m) 5 hrs
Day 06 - Ghoretabela to Langtang village (3430m) 3 hrs
Day 07 - Langtang village to Kynging Gompa (3850m) 3-4 hrs
Day 08 - Rest day at Kynging Gompa
Day 09 - Kynging Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m) 6-7 hrs
Day 10 - Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1460m) 5 hrs
Day 11 - Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Day 12 - Free day in Kathmandu
Day 13 - Transfer to the airport for final departure