Langtang Cultural Trek - Kathmandu

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    You will be picked up form the hotel where we're accommodating you in Kathmandu. The name of the hotel will be given to you.
  • Return Details :
    You will be dropped to the hotel we arrange your accommodation.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Home to Tamang and Tibetan communities, the Langtang Valley has long been a favorite trek due to its stunning views, exciting Tamang culture. Despite badly effect due to devastating earthquake of 2015 and subsequent landslides, the region has reopened for trekking again. As most of the trekking in Langtang entirely takes place below 4000m, the trekking trail is suitable for trekkers of all ages and under any physical condition.

Highlights
Tibetan/Tamang communities and their rich Buddhist culture and tradition.
Trek through rhododendron and pine forests into Langtang Valley
Chance to see wild species such as Red panda, snow wolves and Himalayan Thar
Breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Langshisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak
Visit Sing Gompa, Kyangjing Gompa, Yak cheese factory Langtang Glacier
Opportunity to climb popular and royalty-free Tshergo-Ri peak (4984m)

Know More about this tour

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular treks famous for its snowcapped peaks, pine and rhododendron forest, mountain stream and meadows. Located just 122km north of Kathmandu in Rasuwa district, Langtang trek is also known as glaciers trek and is comparatively less crowded than others.

Trek starts from Dhunche (1960m) or Syabrubesi (1503m) passing through Khangjim (2235m), Sherpagaun (2563m), Lama Hotel (2340m), Ghoratabela (3030m), Langtang Village (3430m) finally culminating in Kyangjing Gompa (3830m). The Langtang Village suffered maximum damage by 2015 Earthquake. Trekking activity has since resumed in Langtang as local communities have rebuilt lodges and trekking trails.

Kyangjing Gompa affords breathtaking views of Langtang Ri and Yala peak and with a possibility of a day hike from here to explore Langshisa Kharka (4285m) and Langtang Glacier (4800m). You also have the opportunity to climb Tshergo Ri without the need to pay royalty. The trail entirely passes through Langtang national park, which is home to such endangered species as Red Panda, Snow Leopard and Himalayan Black Bear. The forest combines a mix of pine, oaks and rhododendron species.

If time is limited and money isnt an issue, consider adding a helicopter ride out from Kyanjin. Not only will this shorten the trip significantly and prevent you from needing to retrace your route, but youll have unforgettable views that cant be had any other way.


Inclusions

Aairport pick-up and drop off services

Transportation Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi and from Dhunche to Kathmandu by Local Bus

4 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast

English Speaking Trekking guide

Porter( One porter can carry up to 25kgs luggage of two participants)

Trekkers' Information Management system(TIMS) card

All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek

Insurance of staffs

Welcome and Farewell Dinner

Exclusions

Personal nature expenses such as all kinds of drinks, beverages, etc.

Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.

Drinking hot water and hotshower

Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.

Emergency Rescue service

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

If you have got more time, this trek combines well with the nearby Tamang Heritage trail, which adds an extra 4-6 days of trekking. There you will learn more about the ethnic Tamang people, who originally came from Tibet.

Alternatively, trek over Gosainkunda back to Kathmandu instead of driving. Gosainkund is a beautiful blue high-altitude lake. It is preferable to trek to Gosainkunda on the return from Langtang rather than on the way, as it requires a fairly steep ascent, and by this point you will be better acclimatized, making the height of the lake (4,380 m.) less of a concern. (If trekking this route without a guide, be especially careful with the altitudenumerous people have been caught out by a dangerous error in a commonly available trekking map that incorrectly lists some altitudes. Double-check all altitudes before setting off.

The Langtang Valley is well set-up with plenty of comfortable lodges. While the earthquake and landslide destroyed Langtang Village, and many of other settlements were less affected and good options are still plentiful. The standard here is good, with warm blankets, fireplaces, comfortable beds, the occasional hot shower (for an extra fee). We provide your meals in the tea-houses.

To trek in the Langtang National Park you have to drive to Dunche, Sano Barkhu or Syabru Besi to start the trek. Public buses are available from Kathmandu, but slow. A private vehicle or jeep is a much better option. Exit is via the same route unless you trek over Gosainkunda and back through Helambu to Kathmandu.

Youll need a TIMS card (US$10) and a Langtang National Park permit (US$34). If youre trekking with an agency, they will arrange these for you. If youre arranging the trek yourself, youll need to pick up your TIMS permit in Kathmandu and your Langtang National Park permit in Dunche.

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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