12-day Langtang Valley Trek is an ideal trekking in Langtang with Kathmandu tour to feel culture and adventures in Nepal. The amazing views of the Himalayas with melting culture of Kathmandu valley you will experience in this trip. Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal for trekking. Langtang, the valley of glacier is the closest trekking trail from Kathmandu. It offers an opportunity to see the best cultural highlights of Kathmandu and Langtang region of Nepal. So, enjoy a cultural immersion of ethnic-Tamang communities with an amazing backdrop of the Himalayas. Langtang Valley is a good travel destination in order to get a beautiful experience of diverse culture, nature and wildlife of Nepal. You are surrounded by Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Shisapangma, other snow capped peak and glaciers as you are in Kyanjin Gomba. For booking inquiry regarding 12 days Langtang Trek with Kathmandu tour cost and departure dates for 2023/2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.
Trek Name: Langtang Valley Trek
Trek Duration: 12 Days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate
Trek Season: Sep to Mar, Jan to June
Trek Altitude: 1300m- 3800m
Trek Cost: USD 660-USD 1080
Group Size: 01 - 12 people
Trip Package: Private/Group Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus / Car / Jeep
Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Langtang Valley Trek Package is 12 days best trekking in Nepal with price and departure dates.
12 days Langtang Valley Trek is popularly known as the valley of glaciers is one of the wildest trekking in Nepal. Langtang valley is famous for its wild flowers that blooms during spring and summer. The trek in Langtang valley offers a diverse cultural experience of Tibetans, Tamang and Sherpa community who are native to the region. The Langtang valley trek is close to the Tibetan border has a strong influence of Tibetan culture. The Langtang trekking route passes through the Langtang National Park which consist of lush forest of Rhododendrons, conifers and oaks.
Langtang Valley tour is one of the most rewarding short treks along the Langtang valley and experience the diverse flora, fauna, wildlife and many more. Autumn and spring are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trekking. Besides, anyone with average physical fitness can trek to Langtang valley in 12 days.
The Langtang Valley Trek is a very well set-up with plenty of comfortable lodges. While the earthquake and landslide destroyed many in certain towns most dramatically, in Langtang Village, plenty of other settlements were less affected and good options are still plentiful. The accommodation standard is good, with warm blankets, fireplaces, comfortable beds, the occasional hot shower for an extra fee and a variety of food. Don’t forget to try the momos in this region, as they are larger and more pastry-like than those commonly find in Kathmandu.
For 12 day trek in Langtang National Park, we first drive to Syabrubesi or Dunche to start the trek. Public buses are available from Kathmandu, but slow. A private vehicle jeep is a much better option. Exit is via the same route unless you trek over Gosainkunda and back through Helambu to Kathmandu.
You will need a TIMS card and a Langtang National Park permit that we will arrange and also includes in the trekking package cost. It is also possible buy Langtang National Park permit at Dunche check post. We are also happy to make customize Langtang Valley Trek itinerary as per your advice and interest.
Day 01- Arrive in Kathmandu(1,400 m)
Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and they will be displaying your name outside the airport terminal. You will transfer to your hotel on private car/jeep/hiace/bus.Trek meeting, you will introduce to your trek guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance. Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.
Day 02- Guided Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley
After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages as below
Pashupatinath Temple-Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
Boudhanath Stupa-Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square-Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area for trekking essentials. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 03- Drive to Dhunche(1,862m, 8 hours) on a Public Bus.
Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche which takes about eight hours on a public bus. Driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing Dhunche, we’ll get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal after driving along the mighty Trishuli River. Terraced green hills and lush forests make the drive very pleasurable. Parts of the road though may be bumpy and under construction.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 04- Dhunche to Thulo Syabru(2000m, 11km, 6 hours)
In the early morning, we eat our breakfast and begin our first day trek from Dhunche. For the few minutes, we walk through the motor road and then reach at the village: Thulo Barkhu. From here, we gradually incline through dense forest of rhododendron, Oaks, bamboo and Pine trees until we come at Barble. The journey from Barble is blissful and pleasant for spectacular glimpse of Ganesh Himal. After few hours of walk, we climb up the ridge and conclude today’s trek at Thulo Syabru. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05- Trek to Lama Hotel(2,500m, 13km 6 hours)
The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo (1,960 m) passing rugged paths. Afterward, our trek climbs gently to Rimche (2,400 m). We can have lunch at this place and at the end of our trail is the Lama Hotel. En route we could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if we are lucky. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06- Trek to Langtang village (3,307m,12km, 5 hours)
The trek route follows Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela which literally means the Horse Stable. After this the trail climbs gradually to the beautiful valley with yaks about. Langtang is a typical village and one of the oldest along this trekking route. The views of the mountains are spectacular and become more imposing as we trek closer. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07- Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798m,9km, 4 hours)
It is shorter walk today, but adequate for acclimatizing. There are some interesting things to explore, especially the famous cheese factory – don’t forget to try some locally produced cheese as fresh as it could get. This beautiful valley is on the lap of the Langtang Lirung. This is the spot where we can explore the valley and climbs several small peaks (hillocks). Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 08- Kyanjin Gompa Exploration Day
Today is a day to rest as we explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Cherko Ri (4,984 m) which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 09- Trek Back to Lama Hotel (2,500m, 21km, 7 hours)
We rejoin the trail to Lama Hotel.Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 10- Trek to Sybru Besi (1,462m, 19km 6 hours)
Leaving the mountains behind us, our descent takes us to the Sybru Besi where our trek started a week earlier. Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 11- Drive Back to Kathmandu on a Public Bus(140km,8 hours)
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu from Sybru Bensi which will take some 8 hours on a public bus. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
Day 12- Transfer to Kathmandu Airport
The trip concludes – our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
Langtang Valley Trek Packing List
We would recommend to pack pretty light and managed to wash most of your clothes each afternoon/night for the first half of the trip. In the latter stages of the trip, it is pretty cold. There is no real need for multiple outfits.This is just a guide and it work quite well. sleeping bag is necessary as there are blankets in each guesthouse.
1 pair of pants that maybe convert to shorts
1 pair of shorts
1 Warm or thicker pair of hiking pants
1 Long sleeve quick-dry shirt
1 Long-sleeve thermal shirt
2 Short-sleeve t-shirts
1 Thermal long underwear
4 pairs of quick-dry underwear
1 Lightweight down jacket
1 Heavy-duty summit down jacket
1 Neck Buff
1 pair of Gloves
1 pair of Hiking boots
1 Head torch
1 pair of warm summit socks
2-3 pairs of regular socks
1 pair of trekking poles
1 Water filter
1 Power bank
1 Poncho/rain coat
Travel insurance is compulsory for Langtang Trek. Though this is an easy trek with low risk of AMS. However, this mountain journey is not a normal visit due to the possibility of unforeseen or unexpected events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide and sudden climate changes. All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. We kindly request you to send your detailed insurance policy copy before trekking departures. In case of emergencies, we will use the documents you sent us for rescue. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure with the insurance company that they cover helicopter evacuation at high altitude trek along with medical costs.
Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport size photo, and visa application fees.The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 which you have to pay in USD cash. Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of SAARC countries:Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a free visa.The citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will not get visa on arrival in Nepal.
Tipping in Nepal
Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as proof of good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided.We advise you to tip at the end of the trek.
After completion of Poon Hill Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Also cater your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Everest Mountain Flight, Heli tour to ABC, EBC and Langtang.
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency and 1 USD =Rs 120 NPR.You can exchange most foreign currencies in banks and other financial institutions or money exchanges in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Money exchanges display exchange rates visibly for the public.
Please note that only Indian Rupee Notes (INR) of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. We recommend you to bring cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees at money exchanges instead of traveler's Cheque are not accepted now in Nepal.You can also withdraw cash in Nepalese Rupees using your credit/debit card from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs 500. Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn and faded foreign currency notes so bring clean new notes.
Expenses of Personal Nature
Our package does not include meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Moreover, all our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover visa fee, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to guide and porter, souvenirs and so on. We recommend you to bring cash in major currencies which you can easily exchange for rupees in Nepal. Poon Hill Trek accept only Nepalese currency.
Water and Electricity
Electricity is available for camera and mobile battery recharge at an extra cost. You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps and wells in trek as the water might not be drinkable.
Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.