Langtang Valley Trek along with a visit to the Sacred Lakes of Gosaikunda is ideal and not too difficult for anyone wishing to experience the valley's mountain splendor and natural beauty. Protected within Langtang National Park, the Langtang Valley is serene, providing pristine Himalayan landscapes showcasing Nepal’s natural beauty.
The Langtang Valley Trek takes you to a beautiful valley located about 80 km north of Kathmandu, near the Tibetan border, and extending in an east-west direction. Langtang is bordered on the north by the majestic Himalayas, dominated by some truly majestic peaks, including Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area. To the south are the Chimse Danda (ridge), with the Ganja La pass (5,122 m), and Jugal Himal, culminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m). Glaciers spawned by the slopes of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and other peaks feed the Langtang Khola (river). Hence, you will enjoy spectacular views of all these majestic mountains in this Langtang Valley Trek.
Langang Valley Trek culminates with a visit to the Sacred Lakes of Gosaikunda is perfect blend of culture, religion and nature. Gosainkunda, a sacred lake in hindu religion as it is believed Lord Shiva, the God of power and destruction in Hindu mythology, meditated for several years in the Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal, took a bath in this lake, and acquired purity of soul. Today, many thousands of pilgrims visit to bathe in its waters.
In Langtang Valley Trek you will get to experience the rich culture of the Tamangs, who dominate the region. They are mainly sheep and yak herders, but they also grow some hardy grains and vegetables. The daily life of the villagers includes raising livestock, agriculture, and trading with the Kerung people over the border in Tibet. Wheat, maize, potatoes, soyabeans, and millet are their staple foods.
Himalaya Heart Treks provides total support for you all the way. Our mountain guides have spent many years leading groups at high altitude and are well able to deal with any problems. Our teams are always well prepared, and we provide our porters and support staff with excellent equipment for travel into the mountains. Your trip leader will be paying careful attention to all clients and staff, making sure everyone stays as comfortable as possible and has the best chance of attaining their goals and completing the trip successfully.
One of our team will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport for the transfer to your hotel. After time to settle you will be introduced to your tour guide for a tour briefing.The rest of the day is free to explore this bustling city.
A full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley is planned touring its premium destinations that have managed to find a place in the UNESCO world’s heritage list. We begin with Swayambhunath climbing its stairs which are said to encompass the 13 paths to reach enlightenment. The Hindu heritage of Pashupatinath is next on our list resonating in the prayers of thousands who visit the temple each day. We head towards Kathmandu Durbar square to witness a historical journey encompassing generations of Nepalese Kings before ending our journey at Boudhanath well known for its sunset views.
We leave Kathmandu soon after breakfast in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is the starting point for treks into the Langtang region. Soon we have left the valley travelling on a winding road with frequent switchbacks. On a clear day there are outstanding views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. We stop at the small town of Trishuli for lunch before heading off uphill on a rough road towards the Langtang Valley passing through the district headquarters of Dunche .After the town of Dunche it is another hour downhill to Syabru Besi and your lodge for the night.
We head off after breakfast. today’s a lovely trek towards Lama Hotel.The trail crosses the Bhote Kosi (Tibet River’) which flows from nearby Tibet. We climb gradually through sub-tropical forests then through uninhabited oak and rhododendron forests. Look out for troops of langur monkeys in the trees.We cross back over the river for a rather stiff ascent to our overnight destination Lama Hotel. Our reward for the day is a comfortable bed in a cozy lodge in the small settlement.
The trail continues to climb through forest, with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3,000 m. / 9,842 ft) the trail emerges from the forest where the valley opens up and we have our first clear view of the mountains on either side of the valley. There used to be a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepal Army post with no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently as the valley continues to widen. We pass a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer. You will probably glimpse your first yak around here if you haven’t already.
After breakfast, we start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, the principal monastery of the region. From Mundu the trail climbs gradually through yak pastures with the valley expanding all the time,the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines we finally reach the settlement at Kyangjin and up close to the base of the grand Himalayas. Here we can visit the small monastery, there is also a government-operated cheese factory, which is a good place to stock up for lunch and afternoon snacks. If you are feeling energetic, head up the Valley towards Langshisha Kharka to see more of the amazing views.
Today it is time to rest up and soak in the atmosphere and explore the area. We have options a walk up the valley moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri directly behind the village where we have a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
We begin our trek back 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 follow the Langtang Khola to Mundu village and on to Ghora Tabela. The descent will obviously be faster than the ascent. After our lunch,we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
today starts with a gentle descent along the river to the landslide then we pass through beautiful pine and Junipers forests as we climb steeply up to Thulo (Big) Syabru. There is a lot of wildlife along the way including red pandas, boar, monkeys and various species of birds. “Thulo Syabru Gaun” is a splenidid place that preserves the beautiful ethnic custom, culture, and traditions of the Tamang caste. The setting is fabulous, sit back and enjoy the fantastic landscape and the magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110m), Langtang Himal and its ranges.
The trail today leads us from Thulo Syabru follows on a steep ascent passing through Dursagang (2735m) where there is a line of chortens. There are breathtaking views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal with the Tibetan Mountains in the distance. The trail continues steeply through forests of oak and hemlock and then less steeply through rhododendron forest and pastures to the top of the ridge at Phoparng Danda (3190m). Watch out for troops of langur monkeys playing in the woods. We trek onacross the ridge top, staying relatively level through a wonderful ancient ad silent moss-covered forest. Then we have a gentle ascent before leveling out to reach Sing Gompa. There is a well managed cheese factory, and Buddhist monasteries to visit here which provide panoramic views. Overnight Lodge
We begin today with a steep climb up a ridge that marks a transition zone between rich, moist mountain forests and dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. The slopes are sanctuaries for the endangered red panda. There is a magnificent view of snowcapped Ganesh Himal. The trail to Lauri Binayak (3920m) is long and steep for three hours. We hike along a rough trail, on the way we are rewarded dramatic views of the Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range with Tibetan peaks in the background. There is also great views to the north of Langtang Lirung.
We take a break at Lauri Binayak. The setting here is quite different, alpinlike as we trek above the tree line. On reaching a small ridge we get our first glimse of the Holy Lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes around Gosaikunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosaikunda. According to Hindu ledgend Gosaikunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed poison which threatened to destroy the world. Thousands of pilgrims visit the lakes to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival every August.
The trail descends all the way to Sing Gompa, passing Lauribanayak with magnificent mountain views and forests. Overnight Sing Gompa
After breakfast we head down to Dhunche the last day of our trek, the trail begins with a descent through beautiful forests of pine, silver oak and rhododendrons before leveling out. We carry on past villages and a spring mineral water factory to Dhunche the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. Overnight at Dhunche
Today early morning our jeep is waiting for the pleasant journey back to our hotel Kathmandu. Terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements and high hills are with us most of the way. In evening we often arrange a meal in a Nepali typical Restaurant.
Today it is time to move on. One of us will transfer to the airport in good time for your flight. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to meeting up again.
Yes in most places you may need to pay a small charge at certain lodges.
It is different than the other two major trekking regions more peaceful and a different culture.The trek would particularly appeal to people interested in nature especially Birding enthusiasts.
No you only need to carry your day sack with the items you need for the day.Our porters carry your main pack.
This depends on you whilst tipping is not mandatory it is custom.If you are happy with your team then tip as you like.
Your leader has completed a wilderness first aid course so is able to deal with most complaints.If it is serious we will take steps to evacuate you.In really extreme cases that would entail a helicopter evacuation. We would arrange this and reclaim costs from your insurance company.Please read our Booking terms and conditions.
The main seasons for trekking are the spring (Mar to May) and autumn (Sep to Nov) when you’ll have clear skies and superb mountain views. The winter (Dec to Feb) is also a great time to visit— these months offer a unique experience and fewer crowds but lower altitude treks are better at this time of year as its cold at night.
(Jun to Aug), Most of Nepal experiences heavy rain for a few hours each day. It’s humid, wet, and the trails in the lower regions (Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Langtang, etc) can be quite muddy. If you don’t mind the rain you’ll have the trails to yourself, the skies often clear up in the morning, and certain treks offer stone-paved trails that drain the rain and make for easy trekking. Also, certain regions, like Mustang and the upper reaches of Everest, lie in the rainshadow of the Himalaya and receive little rain but views however are still likely to be restricted.
The main trekking regions of Everest / Annapurna / Langtang have Wi Fi facilities on the major trekking routes. There will be times when trekking in remote areas when it is not available.
Many sites on Google speak about 2,500 meters as when problems may arise. In our experience this is misleading you may feel a slight headache but rarely anything more that a painkiller won’t relieve. If we are talking about the possibility of contracting a more severe form of altitude sickness it is likely to occur over 4,000 meters and once again rare and easily resolved by descending to a lower altitude. Altitude sickness describes several symptoms that happen to your body when you’re exposed to a higher elevation within a short period of time. When people are traveling or either climbing to a higher elevation quickly. The higher you climb, the lower the air pressure and oxygen levels get. Our bodies can handle the shift, but they need time to gradually adjust. Himalaya Heart Treks carefully designs treks to minimise any risk. Having said that genrally people will experience the following to a lesser or higher degree.
Lack of appetite / Nausea / Fatigue / Shortness of breath
Money and payment in Nepal.
Payment in Hotels, trekking/travel agencies, and airlines are made in foreign exchange. Most of the International Cards including Visa Card, Master Card, JCB, Maestro, Americal Express etc. are widely accepted by hotels, restaurants and leading travel/trekking agents. The receipts may be needed to change left-over Nepalese Rupees into hard currency before leaving the country. However, only 10 percent of the total amount may be converted by the bank. ATM and Debit cards are widely in use in major cities of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, Lumbini and others.
Nepalese Rupees are found in denominations of 1000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. One rupee equals 100 paisa. The rate regularly fluctuates and is fixed and published by Nepal Rastra Bank every other day.
Private tours are tailor-made itineraries built by us around your travel dates and personal interests, whereas group trips are pre-packaged and depart on specific dates. Group trips are also open for others to join, whereas private trips are just for you. You will find a list of fixed departure dates on our website.
For most nationalities visa can be obtained on arrival in Kathmandu. It takes around 45 minutes and is the most convenient way to get your visa you will need passport size photos.. You can also apply for a visa in advance from a local Nepali consulate in your country if you’d like to have everything arranged in advance. Cost15 Days – 25 USD / 30 Days – 40 USD / 90 Days – 100 USD
For mountain flights, you’re allowed 5 kg. carry-on to the plane and 10 kg. for checked-in luggage. For non-mountain sector flights, the check-in allowance increases to 20-25 kg.
Himalaya Heart Treks organise complete tours, meaning everything is taken care of from the moment you arrive in Nepal to the moment you leave, including all of your accommodation in a three star Hotel. If you require better accommodation please let us know and we can arrange this and adjust the tour cost accordingly. Each of our tour pages shows clearly what is and what is not included in the tour price.
Personal expenses (tips, soft drinks, bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, donations, and extra snacks, etc) are not included in your tour price. When checking a particular trek page on our website we have clearly stated what is and what is not included. If you’re going trekking, the only things you’ll need to pay for out of pocket are wifi and battery charging (when available), extra meals outside of what’s included, alcohol, and soft drinks and perhaps hot
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