Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang valley Trekking is aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers.’ Here, mountains rise soaring towards the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy downs and meadows strewn with daisies and wild primulas. In the upper part of the valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist, tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants.The Langtang valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8027m in Tibet.The course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikund is full of diversity and it is attracting many tourists. The Langtang valley is also known as the treasure house of Alpine plants. The whole valley is covered with flowers during the summer. This high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to Tibetan.
Highlights:Wildlife such as red panda, monkeys by the trail, stunning views of glaciers, lakes and mountains, amazing photogenic sunsets, cheese made from cow milk, possibility of peak climbing, dense forests. Langtang is a culturally rich and diverse national park.
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Langtang Valley Trekkking
Trip Duration: 11 days
Max. Altitude: 4700m
Trekking: Tea house
Accommodation: 3 nights in Kathmandu & 7 nights in trekking lodge
Transportation: Local Bus / Private Jeep Extra $ 200 per person for 2 pax.
Group Size: Minimum 2 pax
# Welcome in Airport by garland
# Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
# Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
# sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
# Kathmandu /Syabrubesi / Kathmandu by local bus or private jeep
# Accommodation in tea house during trek
# Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
# 4 seasonal sleeping bags
# trekking map for group
# All necessary paper work & Permits
# All cost for a Clear Sky Treks staff (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide and one Porter between each two clients while on trek)
# Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of Clear Sky Treks staff
# National Park Fee
# First aids kit
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# Farewell dinner
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
# Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
# Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
# Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 30||USD USD $ 65||USD USD $ 75|
Kathmandu arrival (1350m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.
Kathamandu City Sightseeing
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
Kathmandu –Syabrubesi (1467m/ 7hrs)
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road after Betrawati is still under construction.
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about six hours. You walk through Jungle & the bank of the Langtang Khola . Later on you find that the settlement of Lama Hotel is located on the banks of Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and mountains.
Lama Hotel –Langtang Valley(3430m/5hrs)
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m.) which takes about five hours. En route you are quite mesmerized by the beautiful views of the Langtang range. You can also experience and make observation of Tibetan settlements.
Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin (3870m.)and it takes about three hours. This day you can see the glaciated valley of Kyangjin on the lap of Langtang Lirung and surrounded by snowy mountains which is also the world's nearest settlements to glacier. If you happen to visit during monsoon you can find various wild Himalayan flowers.
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around. This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the Tserko-Ri (5000m) or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Himal Range .
Kyanjing –Lama Hotel(2470m/5.30hrs)
Trek from Kyangjin to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about six hours. From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi and it takes about five hours. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Besi (1600m.). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle.
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu and it takes about eight hours. It is a pleasant drive back to Kathmandu with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages. You drive along the unpaved road till Betrawati and you begin to follow narrow well paved road.
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom