Langtang Valley Trek
This is a fantastic ten day trek in the superb Langtang valley and the closest National Parks to Kathmandu. The valley is renowned for its beautiful cedar forests and flowers during the spring season and the views of soaring Himalayan peaks close to the Tibetan border higher up, including Shishapangma, one of the 8000 metre peaks.
This trek gives ten days spent in the spectacular Langtang region of Nepal, situated to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. We drive to the Park with 4x4 vehicles and trek through the Park using lodges and porters with a Sherpa guide. The terrain is mountainous but not precipitous, with forest, terraced hill slopes and valley paths leading to high pastures and eventually the moraine of the glaciers and the peaks.
The Langtang National Park is a protected area where the majority of residents are Tamang and the climatic zones range from subtropical to alpine. It remained unknown until Bill Tilman’s expedition in 1949, the same year that the Royal Geographic Society and the Alpine Club asked for permission to explore the south side of Everest; this was refused, but Tilman and Peter Lloyd were allowed into Langtang, where they searched for a way into Tibet. Tilman discovered a pass (still called Tilman’s Pass) beyond Gangchempo leading south through the wild Jugal Himal and back to Kathmandu.
Today, despite the road going up the Trisuli Valley all the way to Dhunche, the valley is still a rarely visited area and retains an air of remoteness and adventure. The Park has similar climatic pattern to Sagamartha National Park, but the subtropical area to the south ensures a wider variety of animals, including musk deer, Himalayan black bears and the Himalyan tahr (a large ungulate), langur monkeys, ghorals, and the rare snow leopard and red pandas. Trees include oak, blue pine, birch, maple and in the springtime the hillsides are heavy with rhododendron flowers. The beautiful Langtang Valley contains several glacial lakes including Gosainkunda Lake which is sacred to Hindus, and a number of high peaks including Yala Peak and Baden Powell peak.
TAMANG HERITAGE TRAIL
The Tamang Heritage Trail passes through verdant midlands of Nepal experiencing the culture of the people who live here, traditional Tamang villages where life, culture and crafts are completely traditional. This heritage trail has only recently been opened for trekkers but offers a lovely addition to the Langtang trek, best done on the return.
For more information or to book please visit Adventure Alternative - Langtang Valley Trek.
Please note that the required number of participants is at a minumum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.
14 days - Summary
Day 6: Syabru – Ghora Tabela - Langtang village
Day 7: Langtang village - Kyangjin
Day 8-12: Tamang Heritage Trek
Day 13: Back to Kathmandu
Days 1 & 3: Kathmandu- Dhunche
Day 4: Dhunche - Thulo Syabru
Day 5: Thulo Syabru - Rimche
For a more detailed itinerary please click here.
$1,543.00 or £1,195.00
23 September - 06 October 2017 24 March - 06 April 2018
21 October - 03 November 2017 21 April - 04 May 2018
22 September - 05 October 2018
20 October - 02 November 2018
- Airfares to & from Kathmandu
- Travel insurance o Additional nights in Kathmandu
- Meals during the days in Kathmandu
- Mineral water, soft drinks or boiled drinking water on trek
- Single room supplements
- We also recommend offering a tip at the end of your trip to your guide and porters, as tips are not included in the package price.
- In-country logistics & support
- English speaking trekking guide
- Porters (plus their accommodation & food)
- Accommodation, meals & hot drinks on trek (lodges or community lodges)
- Private vehicle for transport
- 3 nights bed and breakfast in a hotel or guesthouse in Kathmandu