Langtang Valley Short Trek - 4 Days

Langtang Valley Short Trek
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The Langtang Valley is one of the superb short treks in Nepal that packs a lot of scenic punch into a small amount of time. The trail ascends the Langtang Valley from just 1470m at Syabrubesi to hit 3870m at Kyanjin Gompa, following the rushing Langtang Khola river past lush forests and bamboo groves to a collection of high alpine pastures, glaciers and peaks on the border with Tibet.

The superb day hikes from Kyanjin Gompa in particular offer spectacular close-up views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Kimshung (6781m) and Langshisha Ri (6370m). It’s worth budgeting a couple of days here to take advantage of the fabulous scenic side trips.

The Langtang valley short trek journey begins from Chilime to Tatopani gradually climbs through farmlands and deep subtropical forest, passed several high waterfalls to highlands with magnificent views of snow covered peaks. After lunch swim at the hot springs at Tatopani. Then, continue to a great viewpoint of the Ganesh and Langtang Himal along the Tibetan border before trekking up to Nagathali Ghyang for the night: and fantastic sunrise photographic possibilities.

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Chilime (1762m) - approx 10 hours

Drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs ridges to Trishuil Bazar. The journey will take 8-10 hours through picturesque landscapes, Himalayan sceneries and local villages. On the way we have magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Tibetan mountain range including Mt. Kerung.. Drive continue to Dhunche, Syabru Besi and Chilime. Overnight in Chilime at Lodge

Day 2
Trek from Chilime through Tatopani (2607m) to Nagthali Gyang (3165m) - approx 6 hours

After breakfast, ascend crossing the hanging suspension bridge and trail keeps raising untill you get to Tatopani for lunch. Tatopani means ‘hot water’ You can cleanse yourself in natural hot spring at bathing areas in the lap of the Himalayas. Locals believe that the waters have a heating quality that eases away your aches and pains. After Lunch our trail again toward Nagthali Gyang (3165m), the high open grassland with amazing views of the snow capped Himalayas. Overnight in Tatopani at Lodge

Day 3
Trek from Nagthali Gyang to Thuman (2338m) descend to Syabru Besi (1440m) - approx 6 hours

After sunrise and magnificent view of Ganesh Himal range and Langtang range our trail descend down Thuman for Lunch, and then join the ancient trade route from Tibet along the Bhote Koshi Nadi down to Syabru Besi: a lively village at the confluence of two rivers. Return to Kathmandu the next morning. Overnight in Syabru Besi at Lodge.

Day 4
Drive back from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu - approx 9 hours

Drive through crumble and bumpy road through Dhunche following the same highway as before to Kathmandu and transfer to your choice of hotel.

Porter-supported trek

Two clients share one porter. We will supply you a trek duffel bag where you keep your heavy items and this bag is carried by the porter. You will need to bring your own daypack to be carried by you. In the daypack, you can put money, important documents, water bottle/bladder, camera, toiletries, sunscreen, notebook, etc.

Baggage Weight Limitation

The weight limit for the porter is 30 kg or 66 pounds. 15 kg or 33 pounds for each client. So, we recommend you to pack as carefully as you can and not exceed the weight limit. You can leave your non-trekking stuff at the locker facility in the Kathmandu hotel.

General

  • 4-season sleeping bag (We can provide one if you need it but has to be returned after the trek.)
  • Duffel bag
  • Daypack
  • Down jacket (Must have for mornings, nights and evenings, and for altitudes above 4,000 m; We can provide it if you need one but has to be returned after the trek.)

Upper Body – Head / Ears / Eyes

  • Sun hat
  • Wool or synthetic hat that cover the ears
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Headlamp
  • Neck warmer

Hand

  • Liner gloves
  • Heavier shell gloves

Core Body

  • T-shirts
  • Lightweight expedition thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Water/windproof shell jacket (Preferably breathable fabric)
  • Synthetic sports bras (For women)

Lower Body – Legs

  • Lightweight expedition thermal bottoms
  • Nylon hiking shorts
  • Soft shell and hard shell trek pants
  • Water/windproof trousers
  • Casual pants

Feet

  • Liner socks
  • Heavyweight socks
  • Waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • Light shoes/sneakers/sandals
  • Gaiters (For monsoon and winter)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will carry the first-aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personalized first-aid kit as well.)
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains
  • Immodium or Pepto Bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness
  • Anti-infection ointments
  • Band-aids
  • Lip balm (At least SPF 20)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40)

Miscellaneous, but Important!

  • Passport and extra passport photos (3 copies)
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave one at our office in Kathmandu just in case if you need to change the date of your flight.)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport
  • Water bottle/bladder
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kit (Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.)

Optional

  • Adjustable trekking poles
  • Favorite snack foods (No more than 2 pounds)
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Memory cards, chargers and also batteries)
  • Pee bottle for men and pee funnel for women

Inclusive

  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Supplementary snacks (energy bar, cookies and seasonal fresh fruit)
  • Hot drinks (Tea & Coffee)
  • Safe Drinking water
  • All mountain accommodation
  • Private Land Cruiser Kathmandu - Chilime (trail foot)
  • Private Land Cruiser Syabru Besi (trail head) - Kathmandu
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park Permit & TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxe
  • Trekking equipment such as down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag

Exclusive

  • Hot drinks and bottle drinks
  • Electronic device recharge
  • Accommodation and melas in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance & evacuation
  • Tipping

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  • 1 - 12
  • 3165 m
  • easy
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  • city hotel, lodge, teahouse
  • hotel included breakfast, 3 meals a day during trekking
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