Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang
Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang, one of the most charming areas is a beautiful experience one can ever have. Not popular, and therefore not crowded as some of the better known regions, Langtang valley trekking is an ideal destination for short trekking from Kathmandu offering a “spectacular mountain view” and where you can have an energizing time at high mountain lakes Goisaikund and the delightful valley “Helambu” Also, you can likewise stopover the Langtang National park and travel to the end of the valley to view brilliant ice woodwinds of Gyangchempo. Our Slow and easy trekking in Langtang aims to take you to this medium-hard classified place slowly in your desired pace.
Slow and Easy trekking in Langtang takes you up through a huge, U-shaped glacial valley to Kyanjing Gompa which is surrounded by towering snowy peaks. There is a possibility to trek up the valley further as a day-trip to wonderful view points above the village. On this area you can make short and long trek, longer trek includes a climb over the Gosainkund Pass which is above a pilgrimage site with little temples dotted around a lake at 4,300 m. The pass, at 4,600 m is not as extreme as on some other treks. It’s actually easier than the Everest Base Camp trek. The area is still very heavily wooded with mixed forests lower down and then pines higher up. Above Thulo Syabru is a wonderful region of mixed oak and hemlock, and very few person around. We make the plan of Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang according to guest interest, fitness.
Our Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang Packages includes meals, accommodation and safe drinking water etc. Langtang Trekking can done any time of the year and we also organize during all season. But March to May and Sept to Dec that is spring and autumn is the best time to visit with clear air after winter and monsoon early wildflower in the lower reaches. Trekking Planner provide a quality of service with reasonable price with Flexible itinerary.
“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Up on arrival Himalayan Kingdom you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our airport representative. After refreshment you will be picked up by tourist guide for half day sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Later on in this evening we will take you to the cultural dinner. Stay overnight at the Hotel.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu
Today after breakfast you will be ready for day guided sightseeing tours to Swayambhunath stupa known as monkey temple; combination between Hinduism and Buddhism from when you will be able to see good view of Kathmandu valley. Drive to Patan Durbar square (city of living arts), Pashupatinath, one of the famous Hindus temple which is located near by the holy river Bagmati and then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubensi (1460m) about 07 hrs drive
Today an early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transfer to the bus station for day countryside drive to trek starting point, Syabrubensi via Trishuli Bazaar. Pack lunch on the way or lunch break on the way. Stay over night at the hotel.
Day 04: Trek to Bamboo (1960m) 4-5 hrs walk
The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail ascends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, an ideal spot for camping with ample time to go for a refreshing splash in the nearby river of upper Trisuli River. Stay overnight at tea house.
Day 05: Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m) 4-5 hrs walk
From Bamboo the trail goes through the deep pine and oak forest with gentle up hill to the suspension bridge. After crossing the Trishuli River over the bridge the trail ascend through the forest to Rimche from where you will have such a nice view of the mountain. From Ramche the trail goes slowly up and down to Lama Hotel where you will see several houses surrounding by the forest. Stay overnight at tea house.
Day 06: Trek to Langtang Village (3330m) 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast here after 2-3 hours walk you get to the wonderful spot at call Ghore-Tabela for our short stop for lunch. Ghoretabla is in the midst of the forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. After a pleasant short stay here, the trek continues to Langtang and its beautiful valley, we walk through the cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind. The path leads slow uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding trail with few ups and down till the village of Langtang. You will reach at Langtang in the afternoon; here after refreshment you will have time short visit to the villages. Stay overnight at the tea house.
Day 07: Trek to Kyangjing Gompa (3730m) 3-4 hrs walk
Today after wonderful time in Langtang Village, the trail starts slowly uphill with nice scenery of the Langtnag Himal, Langeshisa Re and many more mountains. Today you walking through the open path, it means you will have chance to viewing all around. You will get their by lunch time. After lunch you will have time to visit Cheese Factory and Gompa.
Day 08: Full day in Kyangjing Gompa
Today after an early morning breakfast your guide will take you to the short walk around Kyangjing, if you are able you could trek to Cherko Ri (4984m) from where you can see magnificent view of the mountain all around or you can trek to Kyangjing Re, which is also very nice for day hike. Stay over night at the tea house
Day 09: Trek to Lama Hotel (2340m) 4-5 walk
After wonderful time here and all around, we re-trace back to small settlement call lama hotel. Stay over night at the tea house.
Day 10: Trek to Thulo Syabru (2210m) 5-6 hrs walk
Today again re-trace till Bamboo from where you will take a new trail with few up and down through the forest until get to Thulo Syabru. This is such a nice village in this trek which is situated on the lap of Gosainkunda from where you will be able to nice view of the Langtang Mountain and valley to Tibetan boarder. Stay over night at the tea house.
Day 11: Trek to Dhunche (2030m) 4-5 hrs walk
Today you have easy and scenic trek. After breakfast the trail leads through the pine forest past several small towns from where you will have such a nice view of the mountain and you are able to see local’s dally life style. Today we have slowly up and down hill trek for while. You will have lunch break at Bharku. From Bharku the trail goes slowly up hill to Dhunche. Stay overnight at tea house.
Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350m) 6-7 hrs drive
Today you have day scenic countryside drive back to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Full day in Kathmandu
Today you have free day in Kathmandu for shopping. Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Final departure
Today you will transfer to the international airport in the Kathmandu by our airport representative for your next destination or join with us another trip.
“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”
We wish you have a wonderful time with us!
US $1050.00 per person
Single Supplement US $200.00
- All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
- 04 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
- Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
- Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by Local bus (if you want either way private vehicle also available on additional cost).
- Langtang National Park Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
- 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
- 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
- Double/twin shearing accommodation during the trekking in the mountain
- Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
- Safe drinking water and first add kid box
- Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
- Nepal Visa fee (Bring accurate fee in USD and two Passport size Photo)
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
- Diner and lunch in Kathmandu
- Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
- Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in city because of early arrival, late departure and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary
- Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips to the trekking crews and drive
- Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
- Anything not included in service includes column
Difficulties rating of Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang
A trekker should be fit to do this trekking. Maximum altitude of the trek is 3730m , so you should be careful about altidude risk. To get rid of it please walk slowly and have more water and avoid alcoholic drinks. You must take care of your health.
Safe drinking water on Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items On the Trek
Hydro electricicty or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, ipod, iphone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adoptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbages in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.
Travel Insurance for Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities for Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang
All the guest houses offers hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water.
Toilet are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin tht is kept inside the toilet.
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually have two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking.We required nonrefundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.
FAQs of Slow and Easy Trekking in Langtang
Can you provide me more information about the tea houses on this trek?
According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels atteched toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other room are unheated. Tea houses donot have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.
At the lower altitudes there is electricity facilities whereas as we go higher tea houses become more basic. As cooler temperature drain battery life, ensure your batteries last a little longer by putting it inside pocket of your coat or under your pillow.
Do a guides or porter carry oxygen tanks on the trek?
No, As there is enough time to acclimatise while trekking it felt there is no need for them. If someone feels the affects of altitude then there are facilities along the trek at various point and its easy to get.
How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.
At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in the trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.
Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.
Is bottled water available everywhere in the trek?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sells bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There is no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the tea houses.
Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you. Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.
What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognise Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers shows any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.
What if I get ill while on the trek?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feels dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carried down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if its very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekkers before you come to trek in this trek.
Would you recommend to take a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.
Is alcohol permitted on trek?
Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.
Equipments for this trip
- Trekking Bag pack.
- Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
- Trekking shoes.
- Sports shoes or sandal.
- Trekking stick.
- Sun Hat, cap
- Warm woolen cap.
- Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
- Pullover or warm sweeter.
- 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
- Hand gloves.
- 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
- 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
- 3/4 pairs of Underwear
- Eye glass
- Water bottle.
- Sleeping bag.
- Flash or Torch light.
- Camera and batteries.
- Sun cream.
- Total Duration14 days
- Trekking Duration10 days
- ActivityTrekking & Cultural excursion
- StartsFrom Kathmandu
- EndsAt Kathmandu
- Per Day WalkingAbout 05 hrs
- Trip GradeEasy to Moderate
- Max. Altitude3730m (Cherko Ri 4948m if we trek there)
- MealsBreakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
- AccommodationDouble/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
- TransportationPrivate Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
- Best SeasonFeb-May & Sept-Dec
- Group Size 01-08 pax
- CostUSD 1050