TrekkingModerate, Easy

Langtang Trek

Based on 5 Reviews

One of Nepal’s big three popular treks Everest, Annapurna and Lang Tang. This is a week-long trek up and down the lang tang valley traces a narrow dense forested valley, this located between icy cold Langtang Khola and snowy peak in the north known Lang Tang mountain range. Kyanjin Gompa is the max elevation 3870m, the trails climb through ever-changing forests, which start out sub-tropical, and higher up switch into pine and rhododendron forest.

From endpoint Kyanjin Gompa the views are even more spectacular and trails climb further into the hills and mountains we can easily organize overnight or day hike to the valley and back to the Kyanjin Gompa. However, 2015 earthquakes heavily affected this route.

Few settlements in the valley escaped without some collapsed buildings, and Langtang itself was completely destroyed by a deadly landslide that killed hundreds of local people and trekkers. Trails and bridges were also badly damaged all along the route, with many sections were blocked by the small landslide.

Since the fall 2016 Lang Tang valley open for the foreigner/adventure and trekkers. Now, all most all the buildings built, a trail has been maintained, and local people start their local business teahouses now it like normal, now, those people looking for support, the only way we can support by increasing our tourist and visitor this region. We are responsible and environment-friendly adventure company stabilize in Nepal and trying to push and encourages our clients to trek this area and support to rebuilt Lang Tang that helps to gain more opportunity and encourage those people to stay in the area and get enough work and finance. This valley offers many more different options for trekking and mountain climber within the low altitude.
Navigate Outdoor organize a variety of adventure courses in the Lang Tang region. We believe outdoor adventure and backcountry experiences give a meaning of life and help to increased awareness of global warming.

  • Destination:Nepal, Langtang Region
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Easy
  • Max Elevation:3870m
  • Total Duration:7-9
  • Best Time:Oct-May
  • Best option for short trip:5 star

Itinerary at glance

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02: Catch up last minute preparation & gear organize (optional half day sightseeing in Kathmandu).

Day 03: Drive by private vehicle to Syaphrubesi 7-8 hours  arrive late afternoon at Syaphrubesi and stay.

Day 4: Trek Syaphrubesi to Lama Hotel  5-6 hours altitude 2500m.

Day 5: Trek Lama Hotel to Lang Tang village 4- 5 hours altitude 3100m.

Day 6: Trek Lang Tang Village to Kyanjin Gompa 3-4 hours altitude 3750m.

Day 7:  Rest day : optional day hike to Tsergo Ri altitude 5033m and back.

Day 8: Trek Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 5-6 hours.

Day 9: Trek Lama Hotel to Syaphrubesi 4-5 hours.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu from Syaphrubesi 7 - 8 hour arrive late afternoon and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 11: Transfer to the airport.

Cost Includes

  • Experienced guide (4:1 ratio), local porter (2:1ratio).
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary include entrance fees.
  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Hotel 3 nights in Kathmandu twin sharing room with breakfast.
  • Essential group First aid.
  • Trekking permit and TIMS (Tourism Information Management System)
  • Our staff’s guides and Porter's salary, food, accommodation and their insurance.
  • Food during the trekking, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast and hot drinks tea & Coffee.
  • Accommodation at local tea-house twin sharing room during the trekking

Cost Excludes

  • Travel/ trekking, accidental/ health insurance (mandatory)
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. snacks, coke, Mineral water, chocolate during the day etc)
  • Mineral Water and Alcohol and all bottled beverages.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, other activities.
  • International airfare and airport tax, Visa fee
  • Guides/ Porter’s tip.
  • Emergency evacuation.

Cost and Dates

Trip Start DateTrip End DatePriceAvailabilityBook
24th February, 20202nd March, 2020US$550Available Book Now
8th March, 202015th March, 2020US$550Available Book Now
18th April, 202025th April, 2020US$599Available Book Now
28th April, 20205th May, 2020US$599Available Book Now
8th May, 202015th May, 2020US$599Available Book Now
18th May, 202025th May, 2020US$599Available Book Now
28th May, 20204th June, 2020US$550Available Book Now

Please be ready and keep in mind that adventure in the Himalayan Mountains requires an open & emphatic mind. During your trek you are lacking some of the basic need like attached bath, hot shower and electricity. Due to weather conditions, health issues, and other general issues of the group members or sudden natural disaster like landslide, snow storms, and other natural aspect we may to change your route. We try our best to follow our original plan when you booked your expedition, but your safety is our primary concern. In case the trip need reroute of your trek is necessary, our group leader/ guide make final call or decision.

Essential Gear

  • Camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking loose fitting shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc.
  • Hiking boots, sports shoe, 3 to 4 pairs woolen socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat,
  • Day backpack 35ltr  to 50ltr , and a duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, Thermals.

Create your dream trips together customize your holiday particular interest or wishes.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for details and additional information about the area.

We will provide a comprehensive gear list on booking.

Karnali River Experience.

They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.

I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Grey Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.

Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.

There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.

You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.

The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.

 Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.

The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.

Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fisherman to add extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in the risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.

Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.

The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included bus journey.

Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.

Daniel Ives

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