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 you 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 bridge 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. Now, all most all the building 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 gives a meaning of life and help to increased awareness of the global warming.
- Destination:Nepal, Langtang Region
- Trip Grade:Moderate, Easy
- Max Elevation:3870m
- Total Duration:7-9
- Best Time:Oct-May
- Start & End:Kathmandu
Itinerary at glance
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Finishing preparation of the trip, personal gear organize, and half day explores Kathmandu some of the UNESCO heritage places include: Pashupatinath temple, Boudhanath, and Basantapur Durbar square and stay in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Get ready and drive to Syaphrubesi 7-8hours by public bus and staying at Syaphrubesi altidude..
Day 4: Trekking Syaphrubesi to Lama Hotel altitude 2500m and stay.
Day 5: Trekking Lama Hotel to Lang Tang altitude 3100m and stay.
Day 6: Trekking Lang Tang Village to Kyanjin Gompa altitude 3750m and stay.
Day 7: Side Trekking to Tserko Ri altitude 5033m and back to Kyanjin and stay.
Day 8: Trekking Kyanjin to Lama Hotel and stay.
Day 9: Trekking Lama Hotel to Syaphrubesi and stay.
Day 10: Drive To Kathmandu from Syaphrubesi 8 hour and stay in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Final day, transfer to the airport.
- 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
- 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.
What you need to bring
- Personal belongings (i.e. camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc.)
- Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks 2 pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat,
- 1 Day backpack and the duffel bag for your clothing.
- Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.
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.