Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa Trek

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The Langtang Valley is just a short drive north of Kathmandu and so provides an opportunity for very short duration treks to still reach high into the heart of the Himalaya Mountain peaks that run along the border between Nepal and Tibet. The valley itself is a classic “glaciated valley” from the era of the last ice-age. This makes trekking along the valley floor very easy. The north eastern, or upper end, of the main valley tapers to small active glaciers grinding their way down the high mountain slopes and tributary valleys. This makes the Langtang Valley such a compact, diverse and interesting place to trek. In just a few days traverse the lower Himalayan foothills and reach active glaciers in the high Himalaya. There are so many opportunities for side treks, circuit treks, high mountain pass traverses and peak climbing all within the beautiful Langtang Valley. This trek pursues one of these opportunities and reaches the spectacular high point of Tsergo Ri (5,150m).
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionA Lantang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you are ready you will be collected from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your trekking guide. We will go through all your trek itinerary and arrangements with you to ensure every detail is in place. We will also ask for your passport, extra passport photographs, travel insurance and any other details so that we can organize any permits required for your trek in the Langtang National Park.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in KathmanduDay 2: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m)Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionThe drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi will take about eight hours. You head out of Kathmandu on the highway to Pokhara however you will soon exit the highway through a place called Galchhi and head north along the banks of Trishuli River. The road then heads up into the Himalayan foothills and winds its way through many valleys to reach the busy little town of Dhunche. Here your guide will go to the National Park entrance checkpoint and have your permits checked and stamped to proceed further north into the Langtang National Park. As you head further north some of the high ridges you cross will provide your first glimpses of snow-clad Himalayan peaks (Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Range). After another descend down the valley side you will arrive at Syabrubesi a busy trading and trekking town. There are many trekking lodges here serving trekkers heading towards many parts of the Langtang region. There are also a range of small shops where you may purchase some last-minute items for your trek. But make sure you get to bed early and get plenty of restful sleep – tomorrow will be a big day.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Trekking LodgeDay 3: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,500m)Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionThe first part of today’s rather long walk is the hardest – so take your time on the climb and the day will get easier. You start by crossing the small bridge above Langtang khola just north of Shabrubeshi and the trail immediately starts ascending. As we walk uphill the beautiful dense forest will accompany you on the way followed by the Langtang River, which we will be crossing several times. After walking 4-5 hours we will stop for lunch in a place called Bamboo. After lunch we start the trek again ascending to Rimche, further continuing towards the Lama Hotel.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Trekking LodgeDay 4: Lama hotel to Langtang village (3,450m)Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionFrom Rimche you will follow the original valley-floor trekking trail up the Langtang Valley. Damage to bridges and the trekking trail have all been pretty much repaired and so the walking on this and subsequent days will be much easier than yesterday. The trail takes you through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela where you will stop for lunch. The trail then continues on and reaches the site of Langtang Village, which was destroyed in the Earthquake of 2015, but the village has been rebuilt again just by the side of previous langtang village. Your guide will say a prayer for all those that perished and you may also wish to add your prayers and thoughts. You are now in the middle of the glorious Langtang Valley and likely feel humbled by the size and power of the mountains towering above you on both sides of the valley. This is a spectacular location.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in Trekking LodgeDay 5: Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa (3,817m)Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionToday is easy walking again as you head towards the top of the valley. There is plenty of time to take it easy and a slow pace will also help you acclimatize and reduce the risk of altitude sickness symptoms. Take some time to enjoy views of Mount Ganchempo and Mount Langtang Lirung high above you. By early afternoon you will reach the extensive complex of the Kyanjin Gompa Monastery. Find a place to sit outside in the sun and just soak up the stunning scenery.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in trekking lodgeDay 6: Explore around Kyanjin Gompa and climb to Tsergo Ri (5,150m)Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionToday you may rest or explore the valley and riverbeds around Kyanjin Gompa. If you feel strong and have no symptoms of altitude sickness you might like to take a trek to climb to the top of Tsergo Ri at 5,150m or 19,600 feet altitude. You should take this ascent very slowly as the air is thin and the gradient gets steep. The gentler you are on your legs, lungs and heart the better. You will return back to Kyanjin Gompa with some of the most stunning Himalaya Mountain photos. The view from Tsergo Ri will just capture you and you will not want to leave. Such is the captivating power of the Himalaya Mountains all along the Langtang Valley.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in trekking lodgeDay 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,500m)Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionToday requires another long walk as we head all the way back to Rimche in just one day – but be assured it is all downhill so you will be fine. You may find yourself getting faster as you go due to the extra oxygen in each lower-altitude breath.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in trekking lodgeDay 8: Lama Hotel to Syabrubeshi via Sherapagaon and Khangjim (1,460m)Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionToday you retrace the path along the high valley wall trail to Khangjim and then rapidly down to Shabrubeshi. Time to kick the trekking boots off and relax after a good shower.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in trekking lodgeDay 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,300m)Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionAfter breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight in HotelDay 10: Final Day - Flight Home (1,300m)Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionWe will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 10x Breakfast
  • 8x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 9 nights
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • One porter between each two members
  • Airport pick-up & drop-off transportation by private vehicle
  • Twin/Double sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2-3 star hotel with breakfast & all taxes
  • Accommodation in trekking lodges during the trek
  • Kathmandu / Syabrubesi / Kathmandu by local bus
  • A First Aid and Eco trained and government licensed English speaking guide
  • TIMS
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation and insurance for the trekking staff
  • Entry/Admission - Langtang Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Langtang Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Langtang Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Langtang Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Langtang Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Langtang Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Langtang Valley
  • Entry/Admission - Thamel

What’s not included

  • International airfare
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Medical & Travel insurance
  • Any expenses of personal nature
  • Anything not specified in the Cost Include section

Itinerary

Day 10: Final Day - Flight Home (1,300m) Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region We will collect you from your hotel lobby in plenty of time to take you to the airport to check-in for your flight. We wish you well for your journey home and hope you will return to Nepal soon to explore another region of our amazing little country. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m) Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region A Lantang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. When you are ready you will be collected from your hotel lobby and driven to our Thamel office where you will be formally introduced to your trekking guide. We will go through all your trek itinerary and arrangements with you to ensure every detail is in place. We will also ask for your passport, extra passport photographs, travel insurance and any other details so that we can organize any permits required for your trek in the Langtang National Park. Duration: 1 day Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Kathmandu
Day 2: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,460m) Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central Region The drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi will take about eight hours. You head out of Kathmandu on the highway to Pokhara however you will soon exit the highway through a place called Galchhi and head north along the banks of Trishuli River. The road then heads up into the Himalayan foothills and winds its way through many valleys to reach the busy little town of Dhunche. Here your guide will go to the National Park entrance checkpoint and have your permits checked and stamped to proceed further north into the Langtang National Park. As you head further north some of the high ridges you cross will provide your first glimpses of snow-clad Himalayan peaks (Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Range). After another descend down the valley side you will arrive at Syabrubesi a busy trading and trekking town. There are many trekking lodges here serving trekkers heading towards many parts of the Langtang region. There are also a range of small shops where you may purchase some last-minute items for your trek. But make sure you get to bed early and get plenty of restful sleep – tomorrow will be a big day. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Trekking Lodge
Day 3: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,500m) Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central Region The first part of today’s rather long walk is the hardest – so take your time on the climb and the day will get easier. You start by crossing the small bridge above Langtang khola just north of Shabrubeshi and the trail immediately starts ascending. As we walk uphill the beautiful dense forest will accompany you on the way followed by the Langtang River, which we will be crossing several times. After walking 4-5 hours we will stop for lunch in a place called Bamboo. After lunch we start the trek again ascending to Rimche, further continuing towards the Lama Hotel. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Trekking Lodge
Day 4: Lama hotel to Langtang village (3,450m) Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central Region From Rimche you will follow the original valley-floor trekking trail up the Langtang Valley. Damage to bridges and the trekking trail have all been pretty much repaired and so the walking on this and subsequent days will be much easier than yesterday. The trail takes you through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela where you will stop for lunch. The trail then continues on and reaches the site of Langtang Village, which was destroyed in the Earthquake of 2015, but the village has been rebuilt again just by the side of previous langtang village. Your guide will say a prayer for all those that perished and you may also wish to add your prayers and thoughts. You are now in the middle of the glorious Langtang Valley and likely feel humbled by the size and power of the mountains towering above you on both sides of the valley. This is a spectacular location. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Trekking Lodge
Day 5: Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa (3,817m) Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central Region Today is easy walking again as you head towards the top of the valley. There is plenty of time to take it easy and a slow pace will also help you acclimatize and reduce the risk of altitude sickness symptoms. Take some time to enjoy views of Mount Ganchempo and Mount Langtang Lirung high above you. By early afternoon you will reach the extensive complex of the Kyanjin Gompa Monastery. Find a place to sit outside in the sun and just soak up the stunning scenery. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in trekking lodge
Day 6: Explore around Kyanjin Gompa and climb to Tsergo Ri (5,150m) Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central Region Today you may rest or explore the valley and riverbeds around Kyanjin Gompa. If you feel strong and have no symptoms of altitude sickness you might like to take a trek to climb to the top of Tsergo Ri at 5,150m or 19,600 feet altitude. You should take this ascent very slowly as the air is thin and the gradient gets steep. The gentler you are on your legs, lungs and heart the better. You will return back to Kyanjin Gompa with some of the most stunning Himalaya Mountain photos. The view from Tsergo Ri will just capture you and you will not want to leave. Such is the captivating power of the Himalaya Mountains all along the Langtang Valley. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in trekking lodge
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,500m) Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central Region Today requires another long walk as we head all the way back to Rimche in just one day – but be assured it is all downhill so you will be fine. You may find yourself getting faster as you go due to the extra oxygen in each lower-altitude breath. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in trekking lodge
Day 8: Lama Hotel to Syabrubeshi via Sherapagaon and Khangjim (1,460m) Stop At: Langtang Valley, Langtang National Park, Bagmati Zone, Central Region Today you retrace the path along the high valley wall trail to Khangjim and then rapidly down to Shabrubeshi. Time to kick the trekking boots off and relax after a good shower. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in trekking lodge
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,300m) Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel
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