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Hiking Langtang

Overview

The great mountain explorer Bill Tilman made three treks in Nepal in 1949 and 1950, to each of what are now the three main trekking regions: Langtang, Annapurna and Everest. His first to Langtang was not successful in mountaineering terms, but as an exploratory journey it must have been as enjoyable as any he undertook.

In 1959 (almost 60 years ago) Grand Father of Last Frontiers Trekking, lead a Japanese Expedition into the Langtang valley, as the first Sherpa Liaison Officer to supervise the Langtang Himal Expedition via E. ridge. 

There are many reasons why a person might travel. Sometimes we just travel to see what our limits are and push our boundaries. This trek reminds of the history and footprints we have left in the Langtang. A very special place in our heart.

This is why we have crafted this Langtang trip to provide you with the perfect blend of Adventure while providing a chance to take in the natural beauty of Nepal. With a mixture of Adventure and Scenic Trek, this Langtang trek will be the perfect trip for people who want to challenge themselves to cross boundaries, explore and make memories.

Trip Highlights

  • Trip Lead by Last Frontiers Guide
  • All inclusive trip except for 1 dinner on Day 11, and Lunch on Day 12
  • Sightseeing tour in World Heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic road drive from and to Kathmandu.
  • Visiting Langtang village & Kyangjin Gompa
  • Panoramic view of the Himalayas from the Tserko Ri
  • Langtang Glaciers and Langtang Lirung

Itinerary

Day 01   Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and they will be displaying a Last Frontiers Trekking signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be hosted by us.

Overnight at a hotel. Welcome Dinner

Day 02   Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about eight hours on the bus. Driving through the scenic foot-hills and ridge-line vistas, to Syabru Besi passing Dhunche. We’ll get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) 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. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 03   Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) on a Bus - 8 hours

Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about eight hours on the bus. Driving through the scenic foot-hills and ridge-line vistas, to Syabru Besi passing Dhunche. We’ll get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal (7,422 m) 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. Our trek for today ends with a descent into the small village of Syabrubesi. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04   Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) — 6-7 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 05   Trek to Langtang village (3,307 m) — 7-8 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 06   Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) — 4-5 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 yak 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).

Rest of the afternoon, you can explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07   Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours

We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri, which will also help us acclimatize to the high altitude. We begin early in the morning, and today we will spend all day out in the high lands. A pack lunch is provided for this day. The trail passes through yak pastures before ascending to Tserko Ri. The sunrise view from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We get back to Kyangjin Gompa by late afternoon.

The climb is also one of the more challenging day trips, taking anywhere from two to four hours to ascend depending on your fitness, how well you can acclimatize, and the trail conditions. There are two trails that start up the initial ridge: one a bit further north in the valley is a bit easier, but they both merge quite quickly.

The ascent starts out rather straight forward, pushing up an adjacent smaller peak, and then rounding to the back side of Tsergo Ri. This is where the trail gets a bit more difficult as it requires you to climb over a number of boulders and rocks, sometimes at a strong upward angle. While not terribly difficult, it's not a bad idea to take your time through this section, as twisting an ankle here isn't an ideal situation.

The top of Tsergo Ri is a very pleasant spot with plenty of space. Most stunning of course is the excellent mountain panorama view that unfolds before you, allowing you a really stunning sight. You get a perfect view of Langtang to the West, Yala peak to the North, and Dorje Lakpa and Shisha Pangma to the East. You can see very clearly the Ganja La pass through the southern mountains as well.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08:   Excursion to Langshisha Kharka and back 8-9 hours

Today, is yet another long day heading north towards the Nepal/Tibet Border. This is a good long walk that takes you all the way up the valley to where the Salbachum, Lanshisha, and Langtang glacial moraines all converge. To get there you just continue on the trail heading north past the turn off to Tsergo Ri and past the air field. During the walk you only gain about one thousand feet over five or so miles. Round trip this can take the better part of a day so its best to pack some snacks and bring some water with you, though the trip itself is hardly straining.

Along the way you get some great views of the nearby peaks including Dorje Lakpa, and eventually Shisha Pangma, the only 8,000-meter peak in Tibet. During summer and early fall, many yaks are still up in the high pastures here. This portion of the valley also contains a number of semi-permanent stone settlements where herders live in the summer months while tending their yaks.

Toward the end of the trip you have to start climbing up and around some of the old glacial terminal moraines, though the walking and the trail continue to be quite easy. After this you reach the actual site of Langshisha Kharka, which is marked by a number of poles with prayer flags and a few semi-permanent stone structures. A large festival is held here every August that attracts people from the whole region, as far away as Helumbu, to celebrate how the valley was supposedly found; a Buddhist lama chasing a yak high into this place.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09:   Trek Back to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) - 5.5 hours

We begin our trek after breakfast and retrace our steps to Lama Hotel. Most of the trekking today will be downhill as we pass through forests and beautiful Tamang villages. We also get to enjoy different view of the Himalayas that we had missed climbing up. Overnight in Lama Hotel.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10:   Trek to Sybru Besi (1,462 m) - 5 hours

We basically retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi. The trek will be easier as it will mostly involve descending. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11:   Drive Back to Kathmandu on a Bus - 8 hours

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi which will take some 8 hours on a bus.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast, Lunch included.

Day 12:   Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

We will be touring some more sites in Kathmandu today.  Some of the highlights for today will be Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Pashupatinath Temple.

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and farewell dinner included.

Day 13:   Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Flight Departure

The trip concludes — our airport representative will drop you to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Breakfast included.


UPCOMING DATES

  • Nov 01st - Nov 13th, 2021

  • Nov 16th - Nov 28th, 2022


12 Nights / 13 Days     From: $ 2,690

 

Min travelers to Operate: 4
Max travelers to Operate: 10


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Why take this trip with us?

Explore the culture and landscape

As you hike from the lower part of the Langtang, you’ll pass through rich forests, with birds and the occasional monkey. The walk passes through pinewoods and on to the high valley with yak pastures, open skies and glaciers, and the homes of the Langtang people. Explore the history, culture and heritage of the Langtang region.

Easy access trek

Experience the natural beauty of the Langtang region. A half-day jeep ride will deliver you to Syabru Besi, at the bottom of the valley – from where three days of gentle climbing will get you to Langtang or Kyanjin Gompa at the head of the valley, with no high passes to cross, you will get to view some of the wildlife around Langtang National Park.

Support the local economy

Langtang Valley, which was affected most by the 2015 earthquake is now opened to trekkers. Tea houses are gradually being built to cater to the growing number of trekkers. It is a good time to travel to the Langtang region now, as this helps support the locals. Connect with the locals and get to know their lifestyle better.

What To Expect

Note on Itinerary

Although we generally stick to the schedule date, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, lodging availability, and the group's general timing.


Weather

The two best seasons for the Langtang trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec). The winter months are also possible, however, you will have to prepare yourself with some cold nights!


Qualifications

The Langtang trek is considered moderate. It’s a great introduction to trekking the Himalayas, particularly if you are nervous of the more high altitude expeditions. The highest point on the trail is 4,984 meters. However, you will have the option to opt out if you wish.


DISTANCE OF THE TREK

The route is 74 miles or 120 kilometres. This means that you will be trekking for an average of 6 hours per day on the 10 day itinerary.

Air Travel

Please check with your travel agent for a better route to fly into the arriving destination. We advise you to check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip has the necessary minimum number of participants required to operate.

Single Travelers

For any single room travelers, we suggest you to email us, and provide us your request. If you wish to room single, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement noted on the trip itinerary. During the trek, we will do our best to provide you Single Room depending on availability.


What travel insurance do I require?

You will require Travel Insurance. If you need any clarification, do not hesitate to contact us.


Cancellation policy

  • Last deposit payment to book is 40 days prior to arrival date
  • Final Payment to be made 30 days prior to arrival date
  • 50% cancellation charge, if cancelled 20 days prior to arrival date
  • 100% cancellation charge, if cancelled 10 days prior to arrival date

Pricing

Price 2021 & 2022

Twin share basis
$2,690/person

Single Room basis
$2,690 plus $550/person

Price Includes

  • 4 nights at Hotel Marshyangdi Deluxe Room with breakfast
  • Transfer within the country on private vehicle
  • Welcome Dinner & Farewell Dinner with drinks
  • Entrance Fee & Guide Fee for Tours in the city
  • Good Condition Tea Houses/Lodges for accommodation on trek
  • Guest orders all 3 meals from lodge menu (no restrictions)
  • Lunch from Day 03 - until Day 11 lunch
  • Boiled Water, Tea, Coffee, Hot Lemon, Ginger Tea included
  • Trekking Guide and Porters fee, accommodation and meals
  • Last Frontiers duffel bag for trek portion & give away as well
  • Trekking Permit and National Park Fee
  • Trekking Guide/Porter insurance covered
  • Free 1 night Hotel Marshyangdi, if your flight does not match the arrival date

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a Personal Nature
  • Tips to city Guide & Drivers
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Bottled liquid like water, Juice,
  • Any soda or alcoholic drinks
  • Any Meals not mentioned
  • Gifts, Souvenirs, Donations
  • Gratitude to trek guide & porter
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