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Trip Code: NET-TR-LGCL1

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 08 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 3870 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
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Langtang Valley

Langtang Valley

Langtang Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, after Everest and Annapurna regions. Located directly north of Kathmandu, it is also one of the nearest and highly visited regions by tourists and trekkers alike. Langtang is situated along the border between Tibet (China) and Nepal. The main attraction of the Langtang Trek Culture trek is its pristine natural biodiversity and unique Tamang culture and lifestyle. 
 
Langtang Cultural Trek in particular focuses on the Tamang people, who are one of the culturally and ethnically richest groups of Nepal. This trek will take you on a mesmerizing journey through traditional Tamang villages, visiting ancient monasteries and experiencing real culture and customs of Tamang people. The Tamang people of Langtang region share close affinity and relationship with Tibetans- the language, religious and daily rituals, attire, hospitality are very similar to Tibetans.  You will also be able to enjoy traditional Tamang music and songs played on tradition instruments such as Tamden and Damfu. Age old practice of Shamanism is another strong feature unique to Tamang people. 
 
Aside from culture, you will be able to take the most of natural beauties of Langtang. Langtang National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Nepal and is home to such rare and endangered species as Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Rhododendrons, Lophophorus or Himalayan pheasant (Nepals’ national bird) among others. The whole valley is covered with numerous colorful flowers during Autumn and Spring.  Langtang Valley is surrounded by highest peaks of great appeal such as Langtang Lirung (7245m), Langtang Kerung, Chumse Danda ridge (5122m), Dorje Lakpa (6989m), Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Paldor peak, Shringi Himal, Manaslu and Sanjen Himal ranges. 
 
Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition has been organizing Langtang Cultural Trek successfully over the years. We can customize and personalize the program as our clients’ interests, timeframe and budget. 

 

overview

 Trip code: NET-TR-LGCL1
  Region Langtang Region Trekking
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 08 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 3870 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge (Tea house) Accommodation during Trek

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Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours. 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. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about five and a half hours. The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is a gradual ascent up to Bamboo passing through a landslide. Afterwards, you trek gently down to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. The end your trail is level to Lama Hotel and while en-route you can see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery, which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding you in all directions such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak, Tserko ri, Langsisa ri and many others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around 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 Kyangjin Ri (4350m.), directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470m.) 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. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1460 m.) it takes about six hours. This day you trek along a flat leveled path until you reach Sherpa Gaon (2500 m.) passing through terraces and green hills. This part is really pleasant and picturesque. Sherpa Gaon is a Sherpa village with amazing traditions and Buddhist culture. There are houses made of stone, wood and zinc and a few modern houses. The next part of your trek is full of ups and downs until Bhanjyang village. At this point you will be amazed by the views of Ganesh Himal in panorama, Kerung peak of Tibet and many others. Finally, your trek goes steeply down to Wangal before becoming a gradually descending path to the Kerung river. After crossing the suspension bridge over the river, it merely takes 15 minutes to reach your destination, Syabru Besi. There is a new settlement as people from far away villages have migrated here. You find a small market and few guest houses.

Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus, which takes about nine hours. You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive to Trishuli Bazaar is along a gravel and bumpy road which then becomes a well- paved road to Kathmandu.


SERVICE INCLUDES/EXCLUDES

The Trip includes the following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea houses) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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    Rick,Adrian & David ,
    Australia & Britain

    Thank You For A Fantastic Experience In The Himalaya.

    Thank you for a fantastic experience in the Himalaya, with Ramesh and Gopal who enhanced our enjoyment immensely. Ramesh’s knowledge and communication skill, and Gopal’s humour and strength made things a lot easier for us. 
     
    The weather was glorious throughout; the scene of the himalaya, and the friendliness of the people of Langtang all made for a memorable experience in Nepal; Land of contrasts ! 
     
    RickAdrian & David 
    Australia & Britain 
    14/03/2

    My langtang experience
    ram,
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    My langtang experience

    Hello, It was first visit to Nepal. The 8 days langtang trek with nepal environmental treks was fabulous and was good experience.

    Gusta, Rob & Lisa,
    Netherlands

    Wonderful trip to the Langtang area

    Dear Nava & Shiva,
    Thank you very much for the wonderful trip to the Langtang area. We had a great time and saw many beautiful things. We really liked to see the Yaks & Naks for the first time in our life! 
     
    Also playing card games, especially “CANASTA”, with our guide. Shiva was very nice. We had a very special new years eve in Kyangjin Gumpa. Sometimes climbing was very tough (especially for Lisa), but at the end it was all worth it! 
     
    Again thanks a lot for everything! 
     
    Greetings from 
    Gusta, Rob & Lisa 
    The Netherlands 
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