|Group Size:||1- 10 Person|
|Max Altitude:||3860.00 meters|
|Activities||Trekking and Hiking|
| Places Covered
Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, Thamel, Hotel Prince Plaza, Syabrubesi, Lama hotel, Langtang village , Kyanjin Gompa,
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After the earthquake and reading many sorry news from Langtang valley trek, we thought of venturing for this very destination after over a year from the catastrophe. To being with, we boarded our bus and went to our trek put in point of Dhunche and the road was completely intact. A little bit bumpy, as always, but other than that it was just the regular Nepalese roads. Beginning our trek on foot, we saw traces of earthquake and the impact it has caused in people’s life but was heart wrenching to hear people suffering from lack of tourist over the earthquake itself.
Langtang valley trek is not like how it used to be back in days. Recently, it has become more off the beaten and very rare and only people who would like to beat the heat visit. You would still see the unaltered terrain, walk through the forest housing red pandas and some rare habitats. You would still reside in the teahouses of the mountain settlers from Tamang communities. Tamang are descendants of Tibetans, unlike Sherpa’s of Everest and the indigenous tribes of Annapurna’s, they are significant in their own way. You will see people rebuilding their homes, tea houses, monasteries, chortens and their daily lives as well. Meanwhile, you will as well find that where previously were teahouses are no more currently, making you walk further for a course of meal or even accommodation. Nevertheless, the locals said, the flowers still blossoms, the lakes are still beautiful and the rivers still flow and their eyes are desperate to see you.
Few mountains we recognized and you will as well see are Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and few other mountains in Langtang and further in Tibet. We did not see much of destruction in terms of teahouses or even residential houses as we moved closer to Gosainkunda area but towards Kyanjin destruction can be witnessed in every footsteps. You can as well follow our youtube link to see the compilation of our Langtang valley trek. Visit this destination today and help Langtang and help its people and equally enjoy the trip!
|Day 1||Arrival and transfer to the hotel|
|Day 2||Sightseeing and last minute preparation|
|Day 3||Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m) ( 8 hrs approx drive )|
|Day 4||Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2840m) (6-7 hours, 1050m ascent)|
|Day 5||Lama Hotel (2840m) to Langtang village (3430m) (4-6 hours, 980m ascent)|
|Day 6||Langtang village (3430m) to Kyanjin Gompa (3860m) (3-4 hours, 460m ascent)|
|Day 7||Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel|
|Day 8||Lama Hotel to Syabrubeshi|
|Day 9||Syabru beshi to Kathmandu (approx 8 hrs drive)|
Arrival and transfer to the hotel
Namaste and welcome to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Langtang valley trek at the time when people from the region are looking for your help! Except for the welcome dinner, there is no programme set aside on this day. Over the dinner we brief you about current situation in Langtang, introduce you to the guide and finally the culture and norms of the country. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meal plan D.
Sightseeing and last minute preparation
This day provides you ample opportunity to get acquainted with Nepal and its people and the best way to do so is a sightseeing trip to nearby heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend officers will make the necessary permits, paperwork and arrange logistics. You will on the other hand see around 3 sights and finally return back to your hotel. In the evening you will take the time to sort your equipments and if you are missing something you will do last minute shopping. Overnight in Kathmandu. Meal plan n/a.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460m) ( 8 hrs approx drive )
The only available option to Syabrubesi is via road. This 120+ kilometers of bus ride will take over 7 hours but in between you will see beautiful settlements, drive through gorges. In season you can stop over to have fresh strawberries and radish but only if you decide to opt for road via Kakani. Once you arrive at Syabrubesi you call it a night and accommodate in basic teahouse as there are no other options. Meal option B,L,D.
Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2840m) (6-7 hours, 1050m ascent)
Your Langtang valley trek begins on foot from Syabrubesi. There are several option of reaching Lama hotel but depending upon your condition and preference we will make a choice. However, we would take the most scenic trail upwards. On this day you will come across several small bhattis, few destroyed small villages and beautiful landscape. You will walk over suspension bridges and walk through forests with chances of encountering wild animals. Previously, you would see gompas and small chortens which now is either cracked or under construction. The 3 hotels which were in existence are still standing strong in this location and Lama hotel is one of them. Few fallen properties have been rebuilt as well. Overnight in Lama hotel. Meal plan B,L,D.
Lama Hotel (2840m) to Langtang village (3430m) (4-6 hours, 980m ascent)
Once you checkout from this place, the terrain becomes quiet and the settlement is very sparse. You will see many people rebuilding and even if it is a small tea shop. The entire langtang valley was destroyed first by the earthquake and second by the glacier. The first teahouse with limited accommodation facilities was opened within a month and slowly people constructed few more. At the moment, the village has around a dozen of basic lodges. The facilities are basic but the will power is amazing. In between Lama hotel and Langtang village you will see beautiful snow clad mountains, whitewater streams gushing to lower plain and a lot of rubbles and debris. There are chances of lunch spots being shut in between, so it is good to carry packed lunch or energy bars. Overnight in Langtang village. Meal plan B, L, D
Langtang village (3430m) to Kyanjin Gompa (3860m) (3-4 hours, 460m ascent)
Almost after over a year of the quake, it is still a little difficult to find a place to eat in between today's destinations. Few places have been opened up but at times you may not find any attendees in the hotel for food or accommodation. Furthermore, you will see many changed courses due to the huge rocks gliding down from the mountains. However, Kyanjin has opened up fine amount of accommodation. Few are concrete and many are small and family run and with only couple of them. In case of large amount of tourists, the accommodation would not suffice. The only village which is in between and has handful of villages standing in Mundu. You will see several rocks draped with prayer flags as offering to mother nature. Overnight in Kyanjin. Meal plan B,L,D.
Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Kanjin Gompa is under construction and the monks or caretaker live in small temporary tin huts in the periphery. Kyanjin Gompa is still worth the see and you can explore the gompa surrounding. It was previously difficult to climb in the gompa but people have settled the huge pile of rock and remains for easier entrance. The thangka of this religious site can still be seen. After observing the surrounding we follow the same trail back to Lama hotel. Overnight in Lama hotel. Meal plan B,L,D.
Lama Hotel to Syabrubeshi
We begin strolling to Syabrubesi from Lama hotel after breakfast and walk our way down on a slow pace. We catch up with the elements of the beautiful forest and the wildlife missed on our way up and will try capturing some species of flora and fauna in our camera. We rest the day in Syabrubesi and it is difficult to find a decent ride back to the capital after noon. Overnight in Syabrubesi. Meal plan B,L,D.
Syabru beshi to Kathmandu (approx 8 hrs drive)
Early in the morning we take bus or jeep to reach Kathmandu by next 8 hours. The time of arrival depends on the bus route we take, either via Kakani or via the main prithivi highway. Once we arrive in Kathmandu, we will drop you at your hotel and hence Langtang valley trek will officially come to an end. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Budget Trekking team organise many trekking and tours in Nepal. The team is well organised, manage everything when you arrive, the transfer, the accommodation, the guides. The select of hotel and tea houses were good. They have considerable experience and gave a great experience to help in Langtang Trekking. We had an amazing time in the Langtang Region and it's an experience I will surely remember for a lifetime. Special thanks to our guide (Govinda) who made this trip the best in my lifetime.Worth booking with them.View Complete Review
I did the Langtang Valley Trek in a small group (2 + Raj as our trekking guide).Firstly, all the booking/communication with Shaurab was very efficient and I was provided with a good quality down jacket and sleeping bag.The trek itself is beautiful but quite arduous and as you go higher, the accomodation and facilities are pretty spartan. I would definitely trek with BT (Budget Trekking) again though and thanks again Shaurab and Raj, if you are reading this!View Complete Review
I completed the Langtang Valley 10 day Trek and it was an amazing experience due to the Budget Trekking. This company were very professional and were amazing and responding to all of my questions and issues over email - with a detailed itinerary etc. The Package including accommodation outside the days you're hiking and all food, hot drinks and accommodation are sorted out for you on the trip, which saves a lot of hassle! Our guide Sudip was amazing and his English was great too! You will not regret booking with this company!View Complete Review