General information about Langtang
The Langtang trek area offers remote trekking just south of the Tibetan border. The Tamang people of this area are incredibly welcoming and will make your stay in this area one that you will never forget. Not only are the views of the Himalaya amazing but there is a wide variety of fauna and flora: fauna, pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, red panda, wild dog, muntjac, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar Ghoral, Thar monkey as well as langur monkeys.
The Tamang people originate mainly from Tibet and so you can experience an ancient, colorful culture. There are many Tibetan monasteries and primitive Tibetan styles of settlement to see on your journey and of course the animal after which the valley is named, the yak (Lang is Tibetan for yak).
Langtang trek is suitable for all as it has many options in terms of difficulty in trails. Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Naya Kanga Ri (5846m) lie to the south, and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protects the East end of the Valley. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. It is also possible to return to Kathmandu via the holy lakes of Gosainkunda at 4300m, or you can make a short trek from Dhunche to Gosainkunda. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims visit the lakes during a full moon festival in August. These lakes are also sacred to Buddhists.
Why we like this trek:
- It is much calm and peaceful area trek,
- the local life and tea house are more natural,
- Really deep valley view and insane close view of Langtang mountains,
- if luck favors you, you might see red panda( rare animals I the universe)
- local bus drive with local people.
- you can experience the life and traditions of Tamang people.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
On your arrival I will pickups you from airport on time as you mention the time you arrive. I transfer you to the hotel by private car and by evening time I will give you a short brief about your trip.
Day 02: Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley about 4to 5 hours with tour guide.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sabrubesi (1610m) .it about 8 hours drive and stay overnight at sabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek from sabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m). It’s about 6 hours walking along the river and through the forest.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541m). 5 hours walking through the nice green valley.
Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3910m). it’s about 4 hours.
Day 07: Hike up to Chorkari (5053m) and see the wonderful valley and mountains than continue to Kyangjin Gompa. It’s about 6 hours walking.
Day 08: Decent same way back to Lama Hotel (2480m).it’s about 5:30 hours.
Day 9: Trek to Sabrubesi (1610m), 5 hours.
Day 10: Drive back to Kathmandu and farewell dinner together.
Day 11: Transfer to International Airport by car with our airport representative.
- Airport/Hotel/Airport picks up and drops by private car/van/Heice.
- Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan.
- All Grounded transportation as per program.
- 1 experience tour guide for Kathmandu valley sightseeing.
- Meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and all accommodations during the trekking.
- A highly experienced well-trained government license holder guide, required porters (1 porter between 2 people) and their meal, accommodation, salary, insurance, and equipment.
- Sleeping bag, Down Jacket, and Walking Pole (if needed
- All government taxes.
- Your Travel Insurance.
- Nepal entry Visa fees.
- International Airfare and Airport Tax.
Your Travel Insurance.
- Drinks and main meals in cities.
- Tip for guide and Porter.
NOTE: IF There is more than 5 people in a group,you will get discount and if there are more than 10 people in a group (one who convince to her/his friend), he will be 50% discount and if there are more than 15 people in a group, one will get all free trekking .
Is Nepal safe for the holiday?
Yes, it is safe country since 10 years especially when rebel party involves in election and peace agreement in 2006 than all political party is already in parliament and doing their best, it means where ever you go to Nepal you are safe. if you feel scared still you can have your authorized guide who will take care of you and give you much information.
How Can I get Nepal visa?
To get visa for Nepal is a easy once you arrive In TIA Kathmandu you can get visa within 20 minute, you just need to get 2 p.p size photo, your passport and some money such as 15 Days stay in Nepal cost 25 USD per person, 30 USD for 30 Days and 100 USD for 3 month tourist visa. All service you will get easier when you arrive at Kathmandu airport.
Where is the best area to trek in Nepal?
There are so many trekking routes in Nepal, but few of them are really popular as it is nicer than many other treks in n Nepal. Everest base camp trekking, Gokyo lake trekking, Annapurna base camp trekking, Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill trek these are the most popular trekking route in Nepal. If you prefer to visit restricted area or, rural area to explore the localities of Nepal there are so many options that we have and you can visit safely.
Which season is the best to travel to Nepal?
Nepal is a rich in biodiversity as it has many different temperature and climate within a few hour drives. So, as we have four seasons in a year we trek mostly in winter (Sep. to Dec) and spring (Mar. to June). The best season of the year is Sep to Dec, you will have clear weather and spectacular view each day this is why people used to call the best season of the year.
What type of equipment do I need to bring for the trek?
The trekking equipment will depend on where you are going if you are trekking to Everest base camp or Annapurna base camp trek you should bring proper equipment such as down Jacket, Sleeping Bag, Windproof pant so no. You have to bring this trekking equipment which is as below:
- Sleeping bag, torch,
- Down Jacket,
- Trekking pools, a pair of t-shirt and pair Pant,
- Pair of suck and Sun Glass,
- General medicine,
- Rucksack and day bag,
- Windproof jacket, Gloves, warm hat,
- Inner drawer and thermal,
Can I trek in Nepal?
Yes, you can easily trek in Nepal because there are so many trekking routes. If you are going to trek in Nepal for the first time you can make the easy trek to Poon hill, or Langtang trek these are an easy walking trek. If you are adventurous trekkers you can go to Everest base camp, Gokyo trekking, Chola pass trekking, Annapurna base camp, Annapurna circuit trek etc. so you consult with your local travel agent when you decide to go to Nepal which is the best area up on your pace.
Can I get an experienced guide in Nepal?
Yes, you can get an experienced guide in Nepal if you book your trip with trekking company or agent. You have to check very well who is going with you through your agent than figure out he is the nice guy or not. There are so many options but manly package trekking and day ways salary base trekking.
What is the price of Everest trekking?
There are so many different trekking and travel company who organize all trekking and touring activities in Nepal and they have their own strategy and price but the fact of the trek is the same so if you are in Nepal to make Everest base camp trekking and if you are alone it cost comparatively more than groups, in general for solo trekkers Kathmandu to Kathmandu 12 days Everest base camp trek cost 1299 USD and if you are two people going there cost 1199 USD. If you are budget travelers still you can save some money with this cost but this price is just enough to do all activities during your 12 days time up to the mountain. you have more than 8 people in your group one get free trip while you are in Nepal except for your domestic flights.
What is the maximum weight for a porter in Nepal?
Nepal tourism board published some rules and regulation for porters who used to work generally with tourist they carry 25 kg , so in general you will get one porter for two trekkers it means one trekker need to make their weight about 12.5 kg and if you have extra clothes or any extra things that you bought from your country you can leave in hotel locker in Kathmandu once you are back you will get it, it is safe.
What is the maximum weight can I take to Lukla in a plane?
Flying to Lukla we will be in a small plane whereas just 14 to 16 people in one plane it is small this is why there is short of strict rules need to be just 15 kg per person as a luggage and small day bags as a hand carry you can take with you. if you have any extra things in your bag you can leave in Kathmandu hotel before you leave than it helps a lot to repack and to follow the rules. Still, after repacking your bag have more than 15 kg you have to pay 5 USD per kg than you can fly in or out.
How much do I need to tip for guide and porter?
Tipping things is not compulsory but it is highly expected from field staff during your trek in Nepal such as waiter Driver, Guide porters. Mainly if you are in Nepal and doing more than week trip with guide or with porter you can tip about 100 USD for guide and 80 USD for porter but if they make your special trip with lots of information take caring and you feel safe all the time with them than you can add more tip on top of that.