Details Itinerary Photos Tour Overview Langtang Valley is situated north of Kathmandu between the Himalayan mountain range and south of the Tibetan border. Trekking to Langtang valley takes you into some wilderness and most beautiful areas that comprise high altitude alpine yak pastures, glaciers, and moraines around Kyanjing Gompa. Langtang Valley trek offers you an opportunity to explore ethnic villages and diverse flora and fauna. In the Langtang valley, you will find a small settlement of Sherpa people whereas the lower part of the valley such as Dhunche, Bharkhu and Syabru are mainly inhabited by Tamang ethnic group of people. Both these ethnic groups of people follow Buddhism and practice their respective culture and tradition. They earn their livelihood by herding yak, sheep and producing buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, and barley in the fields. Their houses are made of stones and wood covered with flat zinc roof that has tons of stone placed on top to secure them from flying. Kyanjin village at Langtang valley, surrounded by the Tsergo Ri and Yala Peak mountains According to legend, the Langtang valley was discovered by one Buddhist monk following runaway yaks. This is how the name-Langtang word is derived, Lang means Yak and tang means to follow. Langtang Valley Trek can be completed in 9 days treks starts and ends in Kathmandu. We begin the trek from Dhunche heading uphill to Lama Hotel and Langtang village until we arrive at the famous Kyanjing Gompa. Here, you will find Yaks everywhere. The view of Langtang Lirung and its glacier is beautiful. En route you will pass by the cheese factory and the ancient old monastery. From Kyanjing Gompa you can hike early in the morning up to Kyanjing Ri (4773m) and enjoy the view of the Langtang Lirung becoming orange and slowly turn to white. After exploring the Langtang valley, we retrace the same route to Syabrubesi from where we catch a transport and drive back to Kathmandu. Langtang Valley Trekking is a highly recommended medium- hard trek that can be arranged throughout the year. Simplytour.com organize all tours and treks all over Nepal according to the clients’ interest, time and budget. Itinerary Day 01: Drive to Syaprubesi(1503m) & overnight at the hotel. 8 hrs approx Day 02: Trek to Lama hotel (2410m) 6 hrs Day 03: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m.) 5-6 hours Day 04: Trek Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa (3830m.) 3-4 hours Day 05: Exploration day at Kyanjing Gompa. Visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4773m.) Day 06: Trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel (2500m.) 6-7 hours Day 07: Trek Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1503m.) 5 hours Day 08: Drive Syapru Besi to Kathmandu (1350m.) approx 8 hrs Includes Airport pick up and transfer to hotel. English speaking local trekking guide Langtang National Park entry permit Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS) Private or local transport as per the program Tea house accommodation during the trek Guide food, insurance, lodge, transportation etc. The arrangement of helicopter if any case of emergency (If you have travel insurance that covers risks) Not Included Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Nepal entry visa fee (you will easily get the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport) Your international flight ticket and airport departure tax Personal types of equipments High-risk medical insurance Meals and all kinds of hot and cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages Battery recharge, extra porters, shower, laundry, wifi and internet etc during the trek Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from the trekking (due to any reason) Tips & Gratuities for trekking guide & porter (s) Day 01: Airport pick up and drive to Hotel. Our tour guide or any representative team from Great Vision Trek and Expedition will pick you up and drop to our own Karma hotel. Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1960m.) 8 hours and Trek Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2250m.) 5 hours. Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche. During the drive, we come across the hilly winding road beside Trishuli River and experience fun mixing adventure with the great view of terraced fields, rivers, and forest. Douche is the district headquarters of both Rasuwa district and Langtang National Park”. We stay overnight at Thulo Syabru. Day 03: Trek Thulo Syabru to Lama Hotel (2500m.) 5 hours This is our first day of trekking. We follow the Langtang Khola River and pass through the dense green forests. We walk through the suspension bridges. After passing by a tea house, we walk up and downhill. Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m.) 5 hoursFrom Lama Hotel we head towards the Mundu Village. The trail follows the dense forest along the valley and leaving the tree line behind us. We can view the marvelous Langtang Lirung. From Mundu, we head to Langtang village which was affected severely by the earthquake where 400 people lost their lives and destroyed entire village as well as infrastructure. But we can see the ruins of the village as their life is slowly building back and few tea houses are reopened. Day 05: Trek Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa (3830m.) 3 hoursOur trip continues towards Kyanjing Gompa which is the principal monastery of the region. During the trail, we pass through water mills, chortens, and prayer wheels with sacred mounds of rocks with the inscription carved on them. We will be amazed to see Nepal’s largest mani wall made of stone with prayers written on them. We will rest the day and explore the Buddhist shrine, beautiful mountains, etc. Day 06: Exploration day at Kyanjing Gompa. Visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up glaciers of Langtang.Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4773m.)Today we will take rest and explore beautiful Kyanjing Gompa. Here we can visit a monastery and the cheese factory. A short walk leads us up to the moraine where we can see the amazing ice faces and beautiful glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m). This is the highest point of the trek lying exactly behind the village where we can have a beautiful view of Langtang peaks. After exploring the area we stay overnight at the tea house. Day 07: Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel (2500m.) 6 hours to Syabru Bensi (1503m.) 5 hoursWe rejoin the same trail to Lama Hotel where we rest and enjoying our delicious dinner. Return back to Sybru Bensi leaving mountains behind us. We stay overnight in a guest house. Day 08: Drive Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu (1350m.) approx 8 hrsWe take a bus from Syabru Bensi that drives us back to Kathmandu which takes about 8 hours.