> Hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4779m)
> See Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma and other Himalayan giants
> Accelerated version of the Langtang Valley Trek
This is the short version of our normal Langtang Valley Trek. You will still visit all the highlights that the 8-day trek offers, but condensed in a more intense itinerary.
Langtang Valley is a beautiful valley to the north of Kathmandu. The area is sparsely populated and the trails are less trodden. This makes this trek a solitary and peaceful experience amidst beautiful nature and traditional settlements. The route itself is relatively easy and doable for most trekkers. Beautiful rice terraces and a number of ancient monasteries are scattered all along the trail.
The valley is believed to have been discovered when a person was looking for his lost yak. It was accurately named Langtang, as in Tibetan language Lang means “yak” and tang means “follow”. With its picturesque landscapes, moderate climate, easy trails and traditional lifestyles, Langtang Valley is really one of the gems of Nepal. Langtang became a national park in 1976, the first Himalayan national park.
This 5-day Langtang Valley trek offers mind-blowing views of mountains above 7,000m like Langtang Lirung (7,200m), Ganesh Himal (7,600m), Shishapangma (8,027m) and more. The trail ascends all the way to the village of Kyanjin Gompa, from where you could attempt the climb to Kyanjin Ri (4,779m).
All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, flights, etc.) as described in the programme are included.
During the trek, we stay in lodges or teahouses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.
One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.
The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.
Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.
The total amount includes costs for the permits needed for the Langtang Valley Trek. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.
In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company.
We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.
If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.
The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).
From Kathmandu we travel to Syabrubensi by tourist bus. You might not be the only trekker on this bus. After the trek we also use this bus to get back to Kathmandu.
Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.
The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. 10% of the total amount is an excellent target price, but the final amount is up to you.
Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.