Lantang Valley TrekLantang Valley Trek

Lantang Valley Trek

Trip Facts

    ●       Trek through beautiful and pristine forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and pine

    ●       View scenic passes and peaks untouched by human exploitation

    ●       Stay in the quiet and immersive nature - relaxing with nothing but the sound of forests and rivers

    ●       Visit the popular Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Village

    ●       Chance to encounter rare and endangered species of wildlife

    This exhilarating trek takes you to the alpine Valley of Langtang, the region of glaciers. and in this trek organized by Happy Yeti Adventure, you will indeed see them, especially during your ascent of Sherku-Ri near Kyanjin Gompa. But before reaching Kyanjin Gompa, you will trek through several beautiful landscapes and green forests - the signature of this route. In this program, you will be walking inside Langtang National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks of Nepal. Lying close to Kathmandu Valley, the national park is adjacent to the Tibetan border at the north.

    The region boasts around 350 species of birds and a huge number of wildlife including the endangered red panda. You might even see the Himalayan black bear, or the elusive snow panda, or even the native musk deer. This average trek (when compared to other regular treks in Nepal) is a good option for an introductory trek in Nepal - completely with majestic views of mountains, terraced farms, dense green forests, and a plethora of wildlife. The trek starts from Dhunche north of Kathmandu, and ends in Syabru Bensi from where you will return to Kathmandu. In less than two weeks, you will see the raging rivers, mossy forests, rocky misty trails, at least a waterfall, and yellow fields of mustard. Book this trek from Happy Yeti Adventure for an exciting trek to the beautiful landscapes of Nepal.

    Langtang is one of the top trekking areas of Nepal and is located north of the Kathmandu valley. It is there that the first national park was created in 1976 not far from Kathmandu to protect its wilderness and its Tamang population.

    The routes of Langtang cross magnificent forests of oaks and rhododendrons and offer views of mountains of 7000m or higher as well as the sacred lakes of Gosaïkund. A highlight of this trek is the ascent of Cherko Ri, a peak of 5000m.

    Lantang Valley Trek Itinerary

    As soon as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our staff and representative will pick you up and transfer to your hotel. You can spend the day in briefing about the trip and enjoy the evening in Kathmandu. Stay overnight at a  hotel.

    The drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche takes around seven to eight hours with stopovers. The winding road crosses through hills and rivers with wonderful views of the peaks if the weather is clear. You will reach Dhunche late in the afternoon or early evening, and hop into a lodge.

    Begin after a leisurely breakfast from Dhunche. Pack your bags and leave with your guide. The scenery is beautiful but the drive can sometimes get bumpy due to the narrow hilly road. And if you’re trekking, you’ll be walking through hills and rivers. Thulo Syabru is a quiet and scenic village where you’ll sleep overnight in a lodge. 
    Walk; 5h 30min, Night at lodge. +500m -250m

    Beginning from Thulo Syabru, you will head through a snaking trail that ascends through the hills. Shortly, the trails descends to a gorge - your entry into Langtang Valley. The bamboo forest will provide a nice walking experience where you might see the red pandas and monkeys too. You will trek through the raging river and arrive at Pahiro and then to village of Bamboo. Take a break further and come to the village of Rimche from where you will do a little ascent through a dense forest and later come out to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in this pristine location.
    Walk: 5h, Night at lodge. +700m -200m

    Leaving behind Lama Hotel, we will head towards Langtang Valley today. Trekking through the forest, you might have a peek or two of Mt. Langtang Lirung. Cross a waterfall and trek along Langtang Khola up to the hamlet of Gumnchok. After a break here, we will trek to Ghoda Tabela and officially enter Langtang National Park. Cross a bridge, trek through the forest, and before you know it, you have arrived at Langtang Valley. You might want to check around the village and even try some yak-yoghurt. Stay overnight at Langtang Valley.
    Walk: 5h 30 minutes , Night at lodge. +1100m -200m

    After breakfast, we will continue up the valley to reach Kyanjin Gompa. This popular village is marked by a monastery and also a yak cheese factory nearby. As we come near Kyanjin Gompa, we will come to a series of mani walls - with prominent views of Mt. Dorje Lhakpa and other peaks. Take a steep climb and come to Kyanjin Gompa where you will stay for the night.
    Walk: 3h, night at lodge. +500m -150m (Kyanjin Ri for Climbing After Lunch)4350m

    Technically, you are taking a day off in Kyanjin Gompa, but the ensuing hike for the sake of acclimatization will take you to Sherku-Ri, a peak that offers great views of Langtang Mountain Range. Start after an early breakfast and head on a leisurely trek. As you leave the valley below, you will have wonderful views of the Langtang Glacier and surrounding peaks. Once at Sherku-Ri, you will relax in the beauty and later come down to Kyanjin Gompa for the night.
    Walk: 5h, night at Lodge back to Kyanjin Gompa. +1290m -1290m

    After a leisurely morning in Kyanjin Gompa, it’s time to return. You will first come down from the valley and on the way, have good scenes of the valleys that you missed on your way up earlier. Late in the afternoon, you’ll arrive at Lama Hotel where you’ll stay tonight.
    Walk: 6h, night at lodge. +200m -1450m

    After breakfast, we begin the trek from Lama Hotel continuing down the valley and then crossing the gushing River Langtang. Take some pictures here and trek down to the village of Bamboo. Here you’ll some typical houses and terraced farmlands. After a second break in Bamboo, you’ll trek down to Syabru Bensi where you’ll check into a hotel for the night.
    Walk: 5h, night at lodge. +200m -1100m

    Following an early breakfast, we will catch a bus from Syabru Bensi head for Kathmandu. After the seven-hour drive along the hilly roads, you will arrive at Kathmandu. Check into a hotel where you’ll stay overnight.
    Road: 7h, Night at Hotel.

    For a free day in Kathmandu, we recommend going on a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Starting after breakfast, you will go to a few of the World Heritage Sites - Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Bauddhanath. You will have lunch probably at a rooftop restaurant in Bhaktapur Durbar Square - overlooking old temples and the busy square below. Later, return to hotel and spend the rest of the day shopping or as you see fit.
    Night at Hotel.

    As the program comes to a close, we will take you to the airport according to your flight plan.

    This itinerary prepared by experience guide but you can modify it as per your will.

    What's Included
    • Transportation as described in the program: bus or 4x4.
    • Full board during the trek, trek in lodge (Tea House) except the beverages.
    • Guide experiment English-speaking or (French speaking guide when -required).
    • Assistant guides (Sherpas) mention on group size
    • One porter for 2 people.
    • National Park Fee, TIMS card.
    • 3 nights in the hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Nepali staff insurance.
    What's Excluded
    • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu.
    • Any expenses caused by reason beyond our control such as roadblocks due to climate or accidents and unforeseen events, etc…
    • Personal insurance (medical / repatriation of the participants).
    • ersonal trekking equipment (sleeping bags, etc.).
    • Airport Tax and tips for the staff during the trek.
    • Bottled water, alcohol, hot shower during the trek.
    • Visa fee.