Langtang Valley Trek- A short Journey near Kathmandu

A Short Introduction to Langtang valley 

Langtang Valley is a flawlessly adorned locale in the Himalayas of Nepal toward the north of Kathmandu valley surrounding Tibet having more than dozens of different shapes and sizes, expanding Himal Mountain and high elevated lakes including Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, Dudhkunda and surprisingly most acclaimed Gosainkunda with surface space of 13.8 ha, elevating at 14,370ft above the sea level and water volume of 1,472,000 m3. As per living gathering, Langtang valley is reached out an east-west way and found 30 km away from Kathmandu valley along involved by Tamang besides Tibetan beginning ethnic gathering.

Langtang Valley Trek 

Langtang Trek is one of the most loved short treks near Kathmandu valley, in the focal Himalayas. The Himalayan journey to Langtang takes you across the Langtang National Park through some low and high height territories with regular perspectives and reconciliation of rich Tamang people group culture. Lining near Tibet in the north, it offers sweeping perspectives on Nepali and Tibetan 7,000m/22,965ft tops, among which Langtang Lirung is the most noteworthy at 7,234m/23,734ft. The deciduous backwoods lines encompassed by the Langtang mountain range are a wonderful showcase of nature.

Enlisted as the third most trekking destination in Nepal other than Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Langtang Trek is best for customary just as amateur adventurers. It requires some degree of arrangement and practice as a tolerably troublesome trip as it arrives at the most noteworthy height of 4984m in the frosty territory. In the event that you are picking a fulfilling and tranquil journeying experience in a less jam-packed locale, then, at that point, the Langtang journey is for you.

Before heading for the Langtang Valley Trek, go through the beneath referenced total manual to get an understanding of the best schedule, choicest season, trek difficulty, planning and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The aide has been painstakingly created by our specialists so adventurers know about what’s in store and how to plan for the most sought-after Langtang Valley Trek.

Major Attractions of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Investigate Langtang National Park established in 1976 holding wide scope of greenery inside all areas of 1,710 km2.
  • Prevalent second for witnessing notable snow-covered pinnacles including Langtang Lirung (7245m), Dorji Lhakpa (6966m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), and Yala Peak (5700m).
  • Fortune to investigate more than 70 mountain peaks alongside delightful lakes of Langtang valley including Goshainkunda (4,380 m), Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda.
  • Exploration of Tamang and Tibetan language along the confounded way of life of people a work in progress most likely sets up extreme and firm touch all through Langtang.

Permits and Restrictions

As the Langtang Valley Trek trail falls in the Langtang National Park area (a protected land) requires the National Park Entry Permit to enter inside. Another permit; Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card is also required for this trekking.

The cost of each permit is explained below:

1. The Langtang National Park Entry Permit;

  • NPR 3000 (approximately USD 30 per permit) plus 13% VAT for foreign Nationals.
  • NPR 1500(approximately USD 15 per permit) plus 13% VAT for SAARC Nationals.

2. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card:

  • NPR 2000( Approximately USD 20)

Both the required permits can be obtained from the office of the Nepal Tourism Board situated at Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu (a 20 minutes’ walk or 6 minutes’ drive from Thamel). The office remains open from 9 am to 4 pm (Nepalese Time). In case you could not obtain them in Kathmandu, don’t worry! You will obtain in Syabrubensi as well. Carry all the documents needed for the permits as your insurance policy number, information about your daily itinerary and route, a copy of your passport, and 2 passport-sized photos. If you are trekking from the local trekking agencies as Holy Mountain Treks, they will manage all those permits.

Langtang Valley Accommodation and Food Guide

During your Langtang Valley Trek, you will be staying at locally-owned teahouses where you can find a clean room, decent beds, and toilets, which will be kind enough to stay at teahouses. In a peak season, you may have to share a room with a fellow traveler as the number of teahouses is limited. It is beneficial to contact your travel agency to book excellent accommodation out there.

Concerning the meals, you will obtain numerous items according to the local menus. As you are in the Himalayan region already; you may not find eateries as in your city. However, they try their best to satisfy you.

Breakfast

Along the route of Langtang Valley Trek, you can get tea, juice, toast, pancake, egg, potatoes, mo: mo, etc. as breakfast. A set of breakfast may approximately $3-$4. Ascending the higher elevations, the price may rise to $4- $6

Lunch and Dinner

For Lunch and dinner, the perfect choice is ‘Daal Bhat’ (a set of rice lentils, vegetables, pickle, salad, pickle, etc.) as there is a popular saying ‘Daal Bhat Power 24 Hours’. It is somehow true because you can add rice and all other items as much as you like and this food contains a lot of calories and proteins. It doesn’t mean that you will not have other items for lunch and dinner. You also can choose soup items, momo, pancakes, toasts, chapatti, and a couple of other items for a meal. The cost of lunch and dinner costs around $4-$5 and with the elevation gained, can reach up to $6  

Water

Water is yet another crucial thing to consider while trekking in the Himalayan sections of Nepal. Most of the trekkers seem to neglect this item but it may cause several problems if drank unsafe water. Carry extra bottle, water purification tablet, and drink only boiled or purified water while trekking. Purified mineral water is also available in a bottle in the small shops during the trek. The cost of a bottle of water ranges from $0.5 to 3.5 according to the place and elevation.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

Day One: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1,462m/4,796ft) 7-8 hours’ drive

Day Two: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,202ft) 6-7 hours trek

Day Three: Trek to Mundu (3,430m/11,253ft) 6-7 hours trek

Day Four: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,798m/12,460ft) 2-3 hours trek

Day Five: Ascend from Kyangin Gompa to Kyangin Ri/ Tsergo Ri (4,300m/14,107 ft /4,984m /16,351ft) 8-9 hours trek

Day Six: Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,500m/8,202ft) 5-6 hours trek

Day Seven: Trek to Syabru Bensi (1,462m/4,796ft) 4-5 hours trek

Day Eight: Drive back to Kathmandu (1,350m/4,429ft) 7-8 hours’ drive