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LANGTANG VALLEY TREK 11 DAYS


Trip Details


Group Size: Min. 1 to Max. 15 Pax Max-Altitude: 3,900m/12,792ft
Region: Langtang ​Fitness Level: Moderate
Duration: 11 Days Trekking Style: Tea House

The Langtang trek starts at Syabrubesi after 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu. The trail leads through the Langtang National Park, the villages and the farmland of its people (Tibetan origin). There are views of Langtang Himal and Langtang Lirung. During the trek you will be walking through National Park, and there are chances of seeing some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colorful danphe.
From Langtang village, the trek continues to Kyangjin Gompa (3,940 m). We will visit the Yak Cheese Factory. There is an airstrip at Chhaldang, a short distance east of Kyangjin. The small lakes beyond Yala are beautiful. Yala can be reached within half a day from Kyangjin Gompa. From Kyangjin Gompa we continue to the pastures of Langsisa (4.084 m) where there are good views of numerous glaciers. There are some yak huts in Langsisa Kharka that can be reached within one day's walk from Kyangjin Gompa.

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Three nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu
Private, round-trip land transportation between Kathmandu and Shyabrubesi
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Part Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Langtang) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes
Welcome and Farewell Dinner

DAY 1 - KATHMANDU: ARRIVAL DAY

Welcome to Kathmandu, the lovely and historic capital of Nepal! We'll be at the airport waiting for you when you step off the plane, ready to transfer you to your hotel. You've had a long flight, so get some rest: your adventure begins tomorrow!

DAY 2 - KATHMANDU: SIGHTSEEING AND TREK PREPARATION

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites including the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is one of the largest stupas in the world. At noon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members.

DAY 3 - KATHMANDU TO SHYABRUBESI

Altitude: 1,550m/5,100ft: 6- 7 hours drive
We leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks into the Langtang valley. Our journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. On a clear day we get to enjoy outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi.

DAY 4 - SHYABRUBESI TO LAMA HOTEL

Altitude: 2,380m/7,830ft: 6 hours trek
After breakfast, we begin our trek along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel.

DAY 5 - LAMA HOTEL TO THYANGSHEP

Alititude: 3,400m/11,152ft: 6 hours trek
We continue ascending from Lama Hotel and enjoy the mountain landscape with abundant waterfalls. As we reach the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela, we begin to see the white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders.

DAY 6 - THYANGSHEP TO KYANJIN GOMBA

Alititude: 3,900m/12,792ft: 4-5 hours trek
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. We also pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After the short trek, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

DAY 7 - SUMMIT TSERGO RI (4,982m/16,340ft): 4-5 HOURS

We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while enjoying views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.

DAY 8 - KYANJIN TO LAMA HOTEL: 6-7 HOURS

We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up.

DAY 9 - LAMA HOTEL TO SHYABRUBESI: 4-5 HOURS

We basically retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi. The trek will be easier as it will mostly involve descending

DAY 10 - SHYABRUBESI TO KATHMANDU

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. We spend the rest of the day packing and maybe catching up on some last-minute souvenir shopping. Above & Beyond will celebrate our successful trip in the Langtang Valley by hosting a farewell dinner.

DAY 11 - KATHMANDU: DEPARTURE DAY

Every great journey must, unfortunately, come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there'll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We'll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare!

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

All airport transfers from arrival to departure
Three nights of deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu
Private, round-trip land transportation between Kathmandu and Shyabrubesi
Teahouse accommodation and three meals a day while trekking
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Part Permit, TIMS)
An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide
Necessary porters to carry all personal gear and group equipment(2 trekkers: 1 porter)
Respective region (Langtang) trekking map
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transportation, food and accommodation
All government and local taxes
Welcome and Farewell Dinner

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Nepal entry Visa fees
Your travel insurance (compulsory)
International airfare and airport tax
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
Trekking equipments
Tips for trekking staff
Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone, beverage drinks, desserts, laundry etc.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the service included section.

TRAVEL INSURANCE

Proof of travel insurance is mandatory before starting the trek. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure the policy you get covers up to 6000m. We usually suggest World Nomads which costs around $125. You only need to be covered on the policy for the days you will actually be trekking.

EXTRA COSTS AND EXCLUSIONS

Nepal entry visa ($40 USD). Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed. All the meals are included on the trek but we only include breakfast while you are in Kathmandu. We suggest a tip for the guide and porter after the trek - Plan on a at least $80 (more will be appreciated). We don't include drinking water on the trek which you can buy a number of places for between $1 and $3 a bottle (it gets more expensive towards base camp). A better solution is to buy water tablets in Kathmandu for around $2 and treat the water (your guide can help you find the good places to fill your water bottle). The other things not included on the trek are like Wifi, charging batteries and hot showers. Wifi is available in some tea houses for $3 to $5 an hour. Hot Showers are also available in a few for around $4 and charging costs about $1.50 an hour. Unforeseen cost due to flight cancellation, weather conditions etc. You are responsible for extra hotel nights ($30/night) and meals in Kathmandu for any extra days in Nepal due to flight delays.

SOLO TRAVELERS

We generally don't charge solo travelers any extra fees. Solo travelers can expect their own hotel room in Kathmandu but will need to share a room with other group members during the trek. If availability allows we will arrange private rooms on the trek as well upon request. If you are a solo travelers and planning and not joining one of our group treks you will be charged an extra $10 a day for a porter.

CANCELLATION POLICIES

We understand things happen and plans change and will refund your fund minus a 25% cancelation fee. Once we have booked your flight between Kathmandu and Lukla your deposit is non-refundable. If your travel dates change we can generally reschedule you at no extra charge, but please provide at least 7 days advance notice.

HEAD

* Sun hat or scarf
* Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
* Sunglasses
* Head torch

UPPER BODY

* Cotton t-shirts or thermals
* Fleece jacket
* Waterproof jacket
Down jacket

LOWER BODY

* Lightweight cotton pants (long)
* Waterproof pants

FEET

* Thin inner socks
* Thick, warm wool hiking socks
* Comfortable hiking boots

HANDS

* Gloves

ACCESSORIES

* Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
* Trekking bag/duffel bag
* Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
* Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
* Water bottle or camel bag
* Toiletries

All inclusive price.

$955USD


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