Short Langtang valley trekking – 11 Days
Short Langtang valley trekking 11 days is really considered as most rewarding trekking destination among the short treks wherever available in Nepal. This package is also designed as best one for exploring wonders of Langtang region.
Langtang valley trek of 11 days begins after sightseeing throughout valley. Long scenic drive towards Syabrubesi leaving Kathmandu behind and developed trek to Keynjing Gompa passing numerous of Tibetan and Tamang settlements including Langtang along crossing multiple suspension bridge and waterfalls rewards great 360° view of Langtang region from best vantage point. Numerous of giant peaks of Langtang region including massive face of Langtang Himal is also best moment to sight of this trek. This trekking trail is short and easy which can be explored by all age group of people and best destination to spent vacation with enormous and perfect scene throughout Langtang region.
Day 1: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300 m)
Focusing your landing hour, our agents will be waiting at Tribhuwan International Airport for your warm welcome. After meeting, you will be further transferred to fine tourist standard hotel. We also schedule for short meeting to introduce with trekking crew and argue about upcoming trek.
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trekking preparation
After attending delicious breakfast, we step forward by planning to sightsee some major attractions of Kathmandu valley. We inspect Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa and Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) which are on list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. After exploring these wonderful locations, we go back for finalizing our equipments and requirements during trek. This night, we stay at same hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460 m) (9 hours drive)
Today after early breakfast, our private vehicle picks you up and shifts towards bus station for catching tourist standard vehicle towards Syabrubesi. Leaving Kathmandu valley behind, bus heads towards north following Pasang Lamu highway passing numerous of settlements until Trishuli Bazaar is achieved. From there following the gravel path and crossing Dunuche, we reach Syabrubesi. Tonight’s accommodation and dinner will be arranged at lodge.
Day 4: Syabrubesi to Changdam(2,455 m) (5 to 6 hours trek)
Fourth day after having breakfast, we develop our walk from syabrubesi by crossing first bridge of trekking across the Bhote Koshi River. Therefore steeping forward we cross stone paved trail along passes numerous of settlements and bridges to step road junction. From here, moderate descent takes to Changdam and night will be spent on famous Lama Hotel there which is inside the forest.
Day 5: Changdam to Langtang (3,430 m) (5 to 6 hours trek)
Triggering Changdam after breakfast in Lama Hotel, we continue our walk through forest by following the trail and passing numerous settlements along crossing Langtang Khola to reach Ghodatabela. From there, we ascend to Chamki and pursuing trek forward catching the trail takes to Langtang (largest settlement of this area). This night will be spent at lodge in Langtang.
Day 6: Langtang to Keynjing Gompa (3,870 m) ( 3 to 4 hours trek)
Leaving Tibetan valley (Langtang) behind, we ascend up to the ridge and then a steady climb takes us to Sindum crossing Mumdu. Therefore crossing cheese factory with spectacular view of Langtang finally takes to Keynjing Gompa. After steeping there, we sight Langtang Himal to the northwest and Yansa Tsenji and Kinshung towards north. The night will be spent at lodge in Keynhing Ghompa.
Day 7: Keynjing Gompa (Exploration day)
Exploration day, we spent our entire day exploring the attractive spots. We hike up to Tsergo RI, west of Keynjing Gompa to sight wonderful 360° view throughout Langtang valley or as option, we hike up to the glacier enjoying magnificent view of towering mountains including Langtang Lirung. On remaining hour, we explore Yak cheese factory or Kyanjin Gompa (famous spot for mediation) and we spent or night at same lodge in Keynjing Gompa.
Day 8: Keynjing Gompa to Changdam (7 to 8 hours trek)
Day after exploring, we retrace the same developed trail that we followed earlier and descend down crossing numerous of Tamang villages including Langtang valley along exploring Tibetan culture and traditions. We continuous walk to step lama hotel in Changdam catching downhill through the forest following the river. Finally after steeping our aimed destination, we spent out night there at lodge.
Day 9: Changdam to Syabrubesi (5 to 6 hours trek)
Last day of walk by catching same earlier developed route leaving famous Lama Hotel behind, we cross a suspension bridge over Langtang River and pass numerous of mini settlements along walk through pleasing forest to step our destination of the day (Syabrubesi). This night accommodation and dinner will be managed at lodge in Syabrubesi.
Day 10: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (9 hours drive)
After endmost morning in Langtang region catching tourist standard vehicle, we follow same earlier developed unpaved way till Trishuli Bazaar. From there, catching Pasang Lhamu highway with beautiful magnificent schene of Himalayas on side takes to Kathmandu. Finally after steeping Kathmandu, our private vehicle will be there to shift you towards fine tourist standard hotel and night will be spent at lodge. Evening hours will be spent on popular local restaurant for enjoying Nepalese cultural dance and music with delicious Nepali food items.
Day 11: Departure day
On final day of your trip after enjoying delicious breakfast, you can go for shopping to collect some gifts for your loving ones. We will be there to help for your packing and arrangements. Our private vehicle shifts you to airport highlighting your flight schedule and representative will be there to wish for your safe journey and successful steps ahead.
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All visitors are required to arrange a visa in order to enter Nepal. A Nepalese visa can be easily obtained upon arrival on arrival in Kathmandu at the airport or Nepalese embassy abroad. But nationals from Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia cannot secure the Nepalese Visa upon arrival. The Visa can also be secured at entry point at Nepalese borders. A valid passport for at least six months, recent digital photo (size: 1.5" x 1.5") will be required and you can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.
Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal.
Weather in the mountains is pretty difficult to predict. Nights are generally cooler and days are warm. Months of winter (January and February) are bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. It snows during the month of January, February and December in Himalayan areas.
Best time to travel
Nepal offers diversified geographical regions and so as the climatic condition differs from the Himalayas to the plains. The climate varies as per the season. Nepal generally offers 4 seasons amongst which autumn and spring are the two most favorable ones for visiting Nepal. It is always wise to know about the weather and climatic condition of the place you visit. The best time to travel really depends on your destination, activities and season of travel. Our destination specialists will recommend certain travel times after learning more about your preferences. The favorable months for trekking and climbing are usually September – November, and February – April. The monsoon season is June – August.
Even though the physical fitness plays an important role in trekking you don’t have to be super athletes or a marathon runner to trek in Nepal. Many people of good fitness for their age can complete the trek. You can prepare yourself before hand by doing some yoga which will prepare you in your breathing as you will be going to the higher altitude. Running or hiking to hills, going for a long walk will also help you. And if you live in urban area running in the stairs of a tall building will also work better in keeping you fit for trekking. All though these preparations aren’t strictly compulsory, you can do well even when the preparations you do aren’t rigorous like that of some ultra-athletic person. Do these things in moderate pace for two months or even less. And you are set to complete any trekking to Nepal.
Doing the insurance while trekking is Nepal is not compulsory but will surely help you a lot if you do one, as it covers any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charge, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay and cancellations. We suggest you to bring you travel insurance certificate or send us scan copy and it must be issued from your home land. We do not arrange or sell insurance so you can find your local travel insurance for this.
Vaccination for Nepal
All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities) For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.
While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Marg, Kathmandu Nepal by email or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking. We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid upon arrival in Kathmandu.
- Do proper research about the company that you are planning to trek with and make sure they are legally registered travel agency.
- You should be well acquainted about the travel health and travel insurance before travelling.
- Have idea about the climate, geography, temperature and environment of Nepal before starting your trip.
- Using credit cards instead of cash is a wiser idea.
- Majority of the Nepalese people are nicer but there are few scammers you will come meet on your way and need to avoid them, for example ‘holy men’ who will try to plant a tika (a red paste denoting a blessing) on your forehead demanding a payment for it on streets.
- Be careful while buying the medicinal herbs as some may be illegal for you t take home and also be aware of duplicate products.
- Never get yourself involve in doing drugs, trafficking and sexual relations with children as there is a strict rules for these cases and might get yourself into a big problem.
- Take copies of your passport, visa, air ticket and trekking permits and keep them separately from the originals.
- Prepare yourself for altitude sickness and be familiar with its symptoms so that you can follow the guidelines for safe acclimatization.
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