Langtang Trekking

Description

This trek will take you to the Langtang valley, trekking into an unspoilt region of Nepal close to the border with Tibet. The valley is dominated by the majestic mountains surrounding it – all of them 6,000-7,000m high.

You will have the chance to explore Kathmandu before starting a 8 day trek between Syabrubensi and the peaceful pastures of Kyanchen Gompa.  This is a memorable introduction to a relatively undiscovered region with remote villages, monasteries, glorious wildlife and breathtaking mountain views. Langtang trekking truly is a once in a lifetime experience.

Highlights

  • Exploring Kathmandu with its fascinating streets and temples
  • Visiting diverse ethnic communities close to the Tibetan border
  • The beauty of the Langtang Valley, surrounded by soaring peaks

Key Facts

Grade of trek:

Moderate

Max Elevation:

3800m/1246ft

Trek Days:

8

Total Days:

12

Day of arrival:

First Friday of each month

Prices:

From £588 for 12 days, excl international flights.

Prices (per person)

1 Person
£810
2-3 Persons
£689
4-6 Persons
£644
7-9 Persons
£600
10 Persons
£588

Included

  • Excellent support throughout the preparation for your trip and whilst you are away
  • Airport transfers and all necessary transport during your trip
  • 4 nights accommodation in Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing BB basis
  • 1 half-day guided sightseeing of the world heritage sites in Kathmandu, including transport and entrance fees
  • Accommodation in good quality lodges en-route during trek
  • Trek with well-respected local firm with experienced guides and full insurance
  • Porters during the trek (weight max. 15 kg per client)
  • National park fee
  • Oyster Trekking kit bag for each group member

Not Included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • All home country travel costs
  • Travel insurance (this must be appropriate for a trekking holiday)
  • All meals during trek
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (laundry, bar bills etc)
  • Nepal Visa fee (approx US$25 for up to 15 days)
  • Gratuities for staff

Dates & Booking

Our pricing structure means that everyone on an Oyster trek will pay the lowest price. This means that if you sign up as an individual and there are already four people signed up for the trek, each trekker will pay £644.

Our treks all begin with orientation in Kathmandu on the first Friday of each month during the trekking season. Other dates are possible, particularly during school holidays. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

September to May each year: -

Outline Itinerary

Day 1
Met at Kathmandu airport. Brief introduction to the local area.
Hotel
Day 2
Briefing on Langtang trek. Guided tour of world heritage sites
Hotel
Day 3
Drive to Syabrubesi. Trekking in Langtang begins
Lodge
Day 4
Trek to Lama hotel
Lodge
Day 5
Trek to Langtang
Lodge
Day 6
Arrival in Kyanchen Gompa
Lodge
Day 7
Rest day at Kyanchen Gompa
Lodge
Day 8
Trek back to Lama Hotel
Lodge
Day 9
Trek to Syabrubensi
Lodge
Day 10
Drive to Kathmandu
Hotel
Day 11
Day at leisure
Hotel
Day 12
Transfer to airport for final departure

Full Details

The trip starts in historic Kathmandu, with its ancient temples and bustling streets.  You will have a full day here to see the sights and get acclimatised.  The following day you will be driven to Syabrubensi where your trek begins.

The Langtang trek itself lasts for 8 days from when you depart Kathmandu. You will climb gently up to Kyanchen Gompa, deep within the Langtang valley.  We will spend a couple of nights at Kyanchen Gompa to give you time to rest and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere up here in the outer reaches of Nepal. If you are feeling energetic, you can explore the glacier and pastures nearby.  The Buddhist monastery and yak cheese factory are also fascinating.

Trekking in Langtang provides breathtaking views of the Langtang mountain range and much, much more.  Langtang is a National Park, a haven for wildlife such as musk deer, snow leopards, wild boar and many species of birds. The terrain is beautiful too, with lush rhododendron and bamboo forests as well as gentle, open pastureland.  You will visit Ghora Tabela, a fabulous beauty spot, as well as some Sherpa and Tamang villages on the way, giving you the chance to see how people live in this remote and unspoilt part of the world.

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Our representative will get you settled in and give you a basic introduction to the local area. O/N Hotel

Day 2: Briefing and Sightseeing

After breakfast you will have a full briefing to prepare you for the trek, including kit, conditions, health and safety.  In the afternoon we take you for a guided tour of this fascinating medieval city. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Drive to Syabrubensi (8-9 hrs) Lunch at Trisuli

The day features a long, but spectacular drive over mountain ridges, passing through beautiful landscapes and small villages on the way.  We will stop for lunch in the Trisuli Valley, with its huge winding river (popular for rafting).  After lunch we drive on to Syabrubensi village where we will spend the night at a local teahouse, enjoying magnificent views of the surrounding mountains. O/N Lodge in Syabrubensi

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m), 5-6 hrs walk: Lunch at Bamboo

We begin our trek, following a trail for around 2 hours up through the forest and then climbing for a further hour to reach Bamboo village for lunch.  The forest trail offers plenty to look at on the way – flowers, rare birds and bee hives perched high on a cliff.  After lunch, the steep climb continues through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel. O/N Guest House in Lama

Day 5: Trek to Langtang: (3,480m), 5-6 hrs walk: Lunch at Ghora Tabela

We walk through lush rhododendron and pine forest for around 3 hours to reach Ghora Tabela.  This is a beautiful spot: two lodges sitting in pasture with superb views of the mountains beyond. After lunch we continue for another 3 hours on the scenic trail through yak, cow and goat pasture to Langtang village. O/N Lodge in Langtang

Day 6: Arrival in Kyanjin Gompa: (2,920m), 3-4 hrs walk: Lunch at Kyanjin

After breakfast we leave the village for a gentle trek for 3-4 hours to visit Kyanjin Gompa.  This area has beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung.  As well as enjoying the landscape, you’ll be able to visit a Yak cheese factory, a monastery and see some traditional houses.  O/N Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa

Day 7: Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa

We remain in the area for the whole day, relaxing or exploring.  Options include climbing a certain way up Cherku-ri mountain, walking along a glacier or trekking to the pastures at Langshisha kharka.  It all depends on your fitness and interest.  O/N Lodge in Kyanjin Gompa

Day 8: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2340m), 6-7 hrs walk: Lunch at Ghora Tabela

This morning we retrace our steps, heading back to the Lama Hotel – an easy and pleasant downhill walk this time.  We stop again at scenic Ghora Tabela for lunch and then continue through the rhododendron forest to our hotel. O/N Guest House in Lama

Day 9:  Trek to Syabrubensi (1,420m), 4-5 hrs walk

We continue our trek towards Syabrubensi, passing charming old villages on the way.  This will be your last night with your trekking crew (except your guide).  The crew will join you for a farewell ceremony with Nepali song and dance.  O/N Lodge in Syabrubensi

Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu

We leave early for the long drive back to Kathmandu (8-9 hrs), arriving late afternoon.  In the evening, you can visit the bars and restaurants in the Thamel district. O/N Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 11: Day at leisure

You have the whole day to yourself to relax at hotel or explore Kathmandu, shopping etc. O/N Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 12: Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure:

We will transfer you to airport for your final departure flight, unless you are extending your holiday.

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