Existing in the Himalayan region that lies at the nearest distance from the capital city of Kathmandu, Langtang Valley Trek also known as ‘Valley of Glaciers Trek’ is the pleasant experience of walking through the glaciers and enjoying some of the spectacular sights of snow- capped mountains as well as Langtang Valley Trek is the one of the most popular destinations, it takes 11days from Ktm. Located 90km north of Kathmandu, Langtang Valley lies near to the Tibetan border. Langtang Valley Trekking has so much to offer to you. The journey will make progress through rhododendron and spruce woods which will endow us with an opportunity to hae amazing spectacle of the colorful local birds. It will take us through several multiethnic highland villages so that we would have plenty of time to admire the ancient traditions, culture and way of living that are still being adopted in their original form. Moreover, the trekking trail will pass through several natural vantage points at different locations enabling us to have beautiful views of Mountains like Langtang Lirung, Kimshung and Langshisha Ri Mountains.
Itinerary Outline of Langtang Valley Trekking:
The pleasant Langtang Valley Trek itinerary at ‘Tourist Link Treks and Expedition’ is 11-days engaging activity which begins with 6hours of thrilling drive through the meandering road of Nuwakot and Dhunche Bazaar to Syabrubesi from where we will take a walk through the Lama Hotel to the culturally rich Langtang Village. Later, we will make progress through the monastery at Kyanjin Gompa to Syabrubesi, a drive whence will eventually lead us back to the hotel at Kathmandu. Langtang Valley Trek is a mildly strenuous trek which does not need prior trekking experience. October to December and February to April are the best seasons to engage in ‘Langtang Valley Trek.’
: Arrival in Kathmandu
: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
: Drive to shyaprubesi (1503m) 9 hours
: Trek to Rimche or Lama hotel (2400m) 6 hours
: Trek to Langtang Village (3430M) 6 hours
: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3830m) 5 hours
: Exploration Day in Kyanjin Gompa
: Trek to Lama Hotel 7 hours
: Trek to Syabru Besi via Shaerpa Gaon ,6 hours
: Drive to kathmandu
: Free day in Kathmandu
Day01: Kathmandu Arrival:
Upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative from Tourist Link Treks & Expedition who will then convey you through the vibrant streets in Kathmandu to the hotel where you will receive a brief explanation regarding your trekking package. You will have a pleasant welcome dinner and then spend the pleasant night in the comfy bed.
Day02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley:
Taking light breakfast early in the morning, our guide will then take you for a pleasant day tour inside Kathmandu which encompasses the UNESCO enlisted holiest shrine of Shiva at Pashupatinath Temple Complex, the Bouddhanath Stupa which is the largest Stupa existing inside Kathmandu, Swayambhunath Temple aka Monkey Temple which is the oldest Stupa inside Kathmandu which dates almost 2oooyrs back and the Kathmandu Durbar Square which is yet another UNESCO enlisted historical site where you will get chance to view the abode of Living Goddess- Kumari, Kasthamandap Temple, Kal Bhairab and many more.
Day03: Drive to Shyabru Besi:
After breakfast our guide will take you in the bus station and you will ride bus until Shyapru besi . On the you will see beautiful view and local people as well as we will be enjoying the wonderful views of Ganesh and Langtang Mountains before heading through forest and slopes which will take us to a ridgeline separating Langtang River from Trishuli River. Finally, we will make an advance towards Shyabru Besi.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel:
Pursuing the downward trail that leads us to Ghopche Khola, we will move forward through a place with landslide before choosing the ascending trail to Rimche located at 2400m altitude. Crossing the dense woods of bamboo, we will make it to Lama Hotel where we will be staying overnight.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village:
Following the raised path, we will make an advance through the vibrant forest of maples, rhododendron, pine and oak which will bless us with an opportunity to view monkeys and local birds. Leaving the forest, we will reach to Gumanchok which further leads us to Ghora Tabela. Following the downward trail, we will arrive at Thangshyap from where we will make a climb to arrive at Langtang Village where we can enjoy the spectacular view of Lirung Mountain.
Day06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa:
Choosing the ascending trail, we will pass through beautiful small villages of Sindum and Yamphu to reach to Laja Khola. Crossing Laja Khola, we will continue to walk through the trail that escalates uphill to arrive at the view point which offers the scenic views of Kyangjin Gompa and icefall from Lirung and Kinshung. Later we will descend to Kyanjin Gompa.
Day07: Exploration Day in Kyanjin Gompa:
Gentle walking is preferred over remaining idle when it comes to prevent the effects of high altitude sickness. So, we will explore around Kyangjin Gompa on the 7th day during which we will be making visit to the government operated cheese factory. We can also climb up to visit the natural view point to have amazing views of Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa peaks.
Day 08: Trek back to Lama Hotel:
From Kyangjin Gompa, we will choose a downward trail which will lead us to Langtang River. Crossing Langtang River, we will make an advance towards enchanting Langtang Village which further leads us to sets of hotel known as Lama Hotel which is located at 2500m altitude.
Day 09: Trek to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon:
Leaving Lama Hotel early in the morning, we will walk through few Sherpa and Tamang villages that will bless us with an opportunity to have a peek into the rural life. Later we will make an advance through green hills to Syabru Besi where we will be staying overnight in a hotel.
Day 10: Back to Kathmandu:
It takes about 8 to 9 hours of pleasant drive through the 117km long serpentine road with enchanting views of river, mountains and rice fields to return back to Kathmandu where we will spend the night in a hotel.
Day11: Free day in Kathmandu
This day is last day in Nepal so you will do shopping subineer for friends and family .
The wonderful 11days ‘Langtang Valley Trek’ comes to an end on this day as you will be transferred back to Tribhuvan International airport by our representative. We are happy to serve you and we will be looking forward for your next visit.
- Accommodation 2 night in Kathmandu in 3 Star Category hotel as per itinerary under B/B plan
- All meals (B/L/D) during the trekking period
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- Seasonal Friuts
- Accommodation (Lodge) during the trekking period
- National park permit
- English speaking guide
- Highly experienced staffs or Porter service (2 Trekkers: 1Porter)
- Food, clothing and salary of our staffs
- Insurance of staffs
- All necessary grounded transportation
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Airport Pick up and drop
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company
- TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System)
- All local/ Government Taxes
- Personal nature Expenses
- Bar bill and all kinds of drinks
- Rescue and Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff (not mandatory)
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-20 C)
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Medium size towel
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014