Langtang Valley Trek – 12 Days

This trek is close to our heart and one that we are very proud to share with you. The Langtang region is home to our company owner Som Tamang. This region is often ignored by tourists who favour the much more talked about Annapurna and Everest treks, and the views and people are amazing. You will walk through forests, visit a monastery at the foothills of the Langtang Himalayan Mountains and see Yaks at work with the Yolmo people of the region.

If you want to get off the beaten path and see how the Nepali people live in the mountains, this is the trek for you. For those who want a longer trek in this region, we also run a 16 Day Langtang Trek, which deviates from this trek at Day 9. More information here >>

Lantang Yaks

Lantang Trek

Lantang Base Camp

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

A Take on Nepal staff member will meet you at the airport and accompany you to your accommodation. You will be provided with assistance and some orientation to Kathmandu.

[No meals included]

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Your first day will begin with breakfast at your hotel. A Take on Nepal Team Member will provide orientation and information about the following day’s trek. You will be reminded of everything that is needed for your time trekking and shown shops to stock up for the trip ahead. As Kathmandu is the starting point for all Himalayan trekkers, many shops exist to cater to Western tastes, though they are quite basic. Any luxuries you cannot do without should be brought with you from home. It’s a good idea to carry a stock of energy bars (or chocolate), as these can be difficult to get hold of once you reach the village.

As well as chocolate bars, we recommend that you purchase toilet paper and any other essential items that you may have forgotten. You will also be able to hire/purchase a sleeping bag from a shop in Kathmandu.

After breakfast you will be guided to the famous Buddhist Swayambunath Temple in Kathmandu. This temple attracts Buddhists and tourists from around the world. The view of Kathmandu valley from the top of the temple is stunning. You will then enjoy a local lunch at a typical Nepali restaurant. The time after lunch is allocated for purchasing items for your time trekking.

[Breakfast and lunch included]

Day 3: Drive to Shyaphrubesi from Kathmandu

You will be driven alongside the famous Trisuli river. This is the only road that takes people into the Langtang region. You will pass through many villages and see how different ethnic groups live their lives. In the evening you will arrive in Shyaphrubesi, home of the ethnic Yolmo people.

[Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included]

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel

From Shyaphrubesi, it is an easy start, with a pleasant walk alongside the river. You will see much wildlife, include goats, birds, yaks and if you are lucky a Bengal Tiger. Lama Hotel is the name of a village, and is home to the Yolmo people – the early settlers from Tibet who practice Buddhism. They farm buckwheat and potatoes and tend to Yaks.

[Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included]

Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

You will be trekking alongside the river. After entering deep forest you will start to notice the high altitude. If you are there during the correct season, you will see many Rhododendron flowers which are the national flower of Nepal.

[Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included]

Day 6: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa

Today you will enter different terrain – a landscape dotted with large trees and topped with snow-capped peaks. If it is Winter you may be trekking through snow, and the Yaks will be plentiful. It is a drier, flatter terrain. You will notice the smells of the plants such as Juniper and Pine.

[Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included]

Day 7: Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa

Kyanjin Gompa is a small village with approx 20-30 houses. You will have the choice to walk further to see Yala Peak Base Camp or to stay and rest for the day. Kyanjin Gompa is in a spectacular location. It was used as grazing land for Yaks in the past, and is a wide-open space surrounded by massive Himalayan Peaks.

[Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included]

Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

You will be walking on familiar ground today as you retrace your footsteps back to the Lama Hotel.

[Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included]

Day 9: Lama Hotel to Shyaphrubesi

Again you will be retracing your footsteps as you return to where you began your trek at Shyabhru Besi.

[Breakfast, lunch and evening meal included]

Day 10: Shyaphrubesi to Kathmandu

You will return to Kathmandu by bus today. There will be a stop along the way for lunch.

[Breakfast included]

Day 11: Rest day in Kathmandu

Your final day in Kathmandu is a free day for you to do as you choose. Many people take the time to shop (our local guide can advise you on the best shops in the area). Ohers enjoy exploring the cultural side of the city.

In the evening, you will enjoy a final traditional Nepali meal with your guide. This is a time to reflect on the incredible journey that you have been on.

[Breakfast and evening meal included]

Day 12: Departure Day

Final farewells! We will arrange for you to be at the airport in time for your international flight. We hope that you will have fond memories of your Take on Nepal trip and we will look forward to seeing you in Nepal again.

[Breakfast included]

Cost: AUS $1,740 pp

What’s Included?

  • All accommodation
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Return transport from Kathmandu to Shyaphrubesi
  • Most meals (detailed in our itinerary)
  • Airport transfers (pick-up / drop-off)
  • Guides and porters
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Baggage storage

    What’s Not Included?

    • Tips to guides and porters
    • Items of personal consumption (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, deserts etc.)
    • Gear and equipment
    • Sleeping bags
    • Travel insurance (Travel insurance is mandatory
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