The Langtang Region lies in the North of Kathmandu Valley and the area is home to some of the famous attractions of Nepal. Langtang valley trek starts with a guided city tour of Kathmandu and drives up to Syabrubesi from where we start our trek. From Syabrubesi, we start to ascend towards the Langtang Valley . Langtang consists of small villages, forests, stony paths and farmlands until we reach Kyangjin Gompa. Perhaps, what might astonish us it to see the areas heavily affected by the 2015 earthquake along the way to our trek and how the locality is slowly recovering from it. Overall, the Langtang Valley trail is a rewarding trek to experience the inhabitant culture, landscape, food, people and terrains. Since the Langtang region is famous for Gosaikunda Lake and it’s Tamang Community, you can also choose to customize your trek and we will make sure to give you the best for your time and cost.
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
- Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
- One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
- Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at Bhojan Bhumi Restaurant; authentic Nepalese restaurant with traditional entertainment
- Accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house)
- Trekking permits and Tims permits
- Kathmandu- Sybrubesi- Kathmandu transport by public bus
- All meals (Brekfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek
- Seasonable fresh fruits during the trek (served after dinner)
- Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
- A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
- Insurance of Guide and Porter
- All required local tax and Gov tax
- Down jackets and sleeping bags
- Nepal arrival visa
- Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
- Monument entrance fees
- Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
- Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
- Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation
Welcome to Nepal! Upon you arrival, our team representative will be there to pick you up at the airport and drop you to your hotel. Later, we will also visit the head office of Desire Adventures where you can meet your correspondent and discuss further on the trip if you want. For dinner, we invite you for a special welcome supper at one of the finest Nepali restaurant.
Highlight: Arrival in Nepal, introduction to the local culture through food, dance and entertainment.
After breakfast we head out for a day’s city tour. As Kathmandu is the city of temples, we visit some of the stupas, shrines and monasteries listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Site. 1st we visit Swayambhunath also known as monkey Temple. Then we head on to Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple and pilgrimage to thousands of devotees. From Pashupati, we drive to Boudhanath Stupa. Boudhanath is located in a Tibetan influenced community situated at the old salt trade route to Tibet. For our last visit of the day, we drive to Kathmandu Durbar Square, royal area covered with palaces and temples during the Malla Period (1069-1083).
Highlight: Kathmandu Durbar Square (a historical structure offering architectural wonders), the Pashupatinath temple (a Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva- lord possessing the power of destruction), Swayambhunath and Boudhanath (a Buddhist shrine dedicated to Lord Buddha- Light of Asia)
We will drive towards Langtang and stop at Syabrubesi today. After Breakfast, we will catch the bus and drive for about 8-9 hours depending on the road and the traffic. If we are Lucky enough, we can get to see the glimpse of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu on the way. The scene along the Pasang Lhamu Highway offers beautiful landscapes as we climbed to an altitude of 1460m. Overnight at Syabrubesi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlight: Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi drive through the Pasang Lhamu highway along the mountains, brilliant terrain, spectacular view of Ganesh Himal and the peaks of Langtang region, local settlements like Kakani, Ranipauwa, Jurethum, Devighat, Battar, Trisuli, and Dhunche, terrace farming and the green hills.
From Syabrubesi, we start walking towards the Langtang Region Trail and our stop for today will be Lama Hotel (Famously known as Lama Hotel for the hotel amidst the forest). The place is originally called Changdam. After breakfast, we walk along the Bhote Koshi River until reaching the suspension bridge. Crossing the bridge, we walk from the south side until crossing some lodges and riversides and finally reaching Changdam (Lama Hotel). Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlight: Terraced fields, small settlement and lodges, temples. oak, maple, alder and bamboo forest along the way, the experience of suspension bridges over the roaring Bhote Koshi River.
After spending the night at Lama Hotel amidst the forest, we have our breakfast and start walking towards Langtang. The walk continues through the forest following the trail along the river crossing Gumnachowk, Chhunama and Ghodatabela. From Ghodatabela, we will cross Thyngsyap village and ascend to Chamki. The trail finally leads towards Langtang village. Langtang village has been completely swiped away by a massive avalanche followed by the earthquake in April 2015. The Langtang valley had been completely swiped away by the devastating earthquake of 2015. Nevertheless, the valley is picking up its pace on coming back to normality and extending tourism. It will be a new experience for you to understand the area and connect with the locals. The night will be spent at a lodge in Langtang.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlight: Oak, maple and bamboo forest, settlements like Chamki and Thyangsyap, trail accompanied by waterfalls, Langtang monastery, and Man stones, Tibetan people, culture and lifestyle of Langtang village.
Trek to the Kyangjin Gompa will be the 6th day of ourtrek. From Langtang, we walk across barren land that held lodges before the earthquake. Walking across the ridge and then a steady climb, we reach Mumdu and Sindum before finally ascending to the famous cheese factory from pure Yak milk near Kyangjin Gompa. The spectacular view of the Langtang Himal to the northwest will show itself including Yansa Tsenji and Kinshung lies to the north.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlight: Spectacular view of Langtang, Yansa Tsenji and Kinshung, cheese factory, Keynjing Gompa, and experience of thinning vegetation.
We will explore around Kyangjin Gompa on the 7th day of the trek. Kyangjin Gompa has some attractions to offer at 3830m. to explore around the area, we can walk up to Tsergo RI which is a four hour walk towards the east of Kyanjin Gompa. We can also hike up to the glacier or go for side trips like the Yak Cheese Factory.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlight: Langtang Lirung, Yansa Tsenji and Kinshung view, foot of Langtang Lirung glacier and 360 degree view of Langtang Valley from Tsergo RI, visit the Yak Cheese Factory and Kyanjin Gompa, witness the aftermath of the earthquake.
On the 8th day of the Langtang Valley trek, we will trek back to Lama Hotel. From Kyangjin Gompa, we will descend back to Lama Hotel crossing the tiny barren lands boulders. After walking along the Langtang Khola and taking a last glimpse of the mountains so close by, we will walk back crossing Tamang villages like Langtang Village, Thyangyap Village, Ghodatabela who share Tibetan culture. Overnight at Lama Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlight: Tamang culture and lifestyle, oak, maple and bamboo forest
On the last day of the trek we walk back to Syabrubeshi. We retrace the route followed earlier through Rimche, cross a suspension bridge over the Langtang River and then walk all the way through the forest towards Syabrubeshi passing the remains of the hotels from the earthquake and the process of rebuilding hotels and inns. We will spend our last day among the mountains at Sybrubesi and catch the bus to Kathmandu tomorrow. Overnight at Sybrubesi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Highlight: Terraced fields, oak, maple, alder and bamboo forest, the experience of suspension bridges as well as lodges for visitors in the day in the land.
On the 10th day, we officially come to an end of the trek. From Sybrubesi, we catch the bus to Kathmandu. The bus drives through the Pasang Lhamu Highway amidst the small settlements and scenic views. The bus takes 9 hours to reach Kathmandu. Upon arriving on Kathmandu we will check in to our hotel. Later in the evening after freshening up, we will be invited for a farewell dinner where you can discuss on the trek and give us feedback. Furthermore, if you want to extend the trip, we are here to customize and plan your trip.
Our team representative will drop you off in the airport. Thankyou for choosing Desire Adventures and have a safe journey. Namaste!
*Langtang Region is the most affected area to be hit by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake. The walls and houses fell down to become debris and many people (both locals and trekkers) lost their life. The area is slowly coming back to normality. Thus we request you to bear in mind that the trek will only be a glimpse of what really happened in the earthquake. We request you to stay with your team leader and ask him if anything is required.
Best travel seasons: Spring (March, April, May) and Autumn (September, October, November) are the best seasons; however, Nepal can be travelled any time of the year.
Postal, Freight and Cargo Services:
The Central Post office is located in Kathmandu near NTC Building in Newroad. It is open Monday to Friday. The opening and closing time from Monday to Thursday is 10:00 am and 5:00 pm respectively; however, on Friday the office is closed after 3:00 pm. Stamps, aerogram and postcards can be purchased from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. You can enjoy the services like registration and insurance of mail and packages and IRCs exchange. Large parcels are handled by the Foreign Post Office, which is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Express Mail Service (EMS) is available at GPO and at Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters. Postal counters are also situated at the airport in Kathmandu.
Both landline and mobile phone services are available in Nepal. Nepal Telecommunication Corporation located at Tripureshwor is a national service provider that provides telephone, fax, telex, STD, ISD and telegraph services. Some private sectors also provide telephone services. Network coverage is good throughout Nepal except in some rural Himalayan places. Almost all the hotels and private communication sectors provide long distance telephone and fax facilities. During your stay in Nepal, you can buy and use a local SIM card. (requires 2 passport size photos and passport visa copy to purchase the SIM).
The country code for Nepal is 00977 and the area code of Kathmandu is 01. For other inquiries regarding the telephone number 197 can be used. Long distance call rates can be quite expensive; therefore, it is best to use the internet phone. Internet phones are easily accessible in the major cities of Nepal.
Email and Internet services are very popular in most part of the country these days. All you need to do is find an internet café. Most of the hotels in the major cities of Nepal provide internet service for the convenience of their guests. The rates in the cities are much lesser compared to the rates in the rural areas. Most of these internet cafes also provide fax, and photocopy.
Apps like Maps.me and Google Maps will navigate through a lot of landmarks and streets. Most urban areas in Nepal are mapped out good enough to find your way.
For offline navigation you can use a free Kathmandu Valley map that is available at the Tourist center of the Nepal Tourism Board and several tourist accommodations. Detailed maps are available in map and book shops in the big tourist areas of Nepal. Most Nepalese in the capital and other major cities know English so language barrier will not be a problem.
There are Taxis with black license plate for private transportation (private taxis may charge slightly higher. No tip is expected) and local transportation like public buses, micro buses and tempos (3-wheelers) running around the city. You could even try rides on local rickshaws, ponies or bullock-carts where they're available. Government run green buses known as Sajha Bus are comfortable and run along the north-south and east-west main roads of the valley. The bus also runs through the insides of the Airport and goes to Thamel. Let the bus conductor know your destination and you will be dropped on the alley that leads you to Thamel. You can also get navigations on your mobile map app to know where you are heading.
Mountain bikes and ordinary bicycles are cheap and the best form of transportation for economy tourists. One can hire them at Thamel, Rani Pokhari and Jhochhen, all in Kathmandu. Mountain bikes can also be hired in Pokhara, Lumbini and Chitwan.
Tourist bus service provides easy transportation to prime areas like Pokhara and Chitwan. For other destinations, long distance day or night bus services are available from Kathmandu to all major cities. Out-of-valley bound buses leave from New Bus Park at Gongabu at Ring Road near Balaju, Kathmandu.
Nepalese Currency and Exchange
Nepal has modern banking facilities and some of the International Banks have their own offices in Kathmandu. Almost all foreign currencies along with credit cards such as American Express, Visa and Master Card, etc. are accepted in Nepal at major hotels, shops and restaurants. Most ATMs will accept Visa and Master Cards. Banks are open 9 am to 3 pm Sunday through Thursday and 9 am to 1 pm on Friday.
It is very easy to find a hospital or a private clinic in the Kathmandu Valley. In fact, Nepal’s top general hospitals and private clinics are located in Kathmandu. These hospitals and private clinics provide top quality service. Other major cities also have a good number of general hospitals. However, in the rural areas of Nepal, health posts have been set up by the government to provide health and medical facilities for both local and visitors. All kinds of medicines are available in Kathmandu.
For the reduction of deaths among trekkers, an association named Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) was founded in the year 1973. The head office of HRA is located in Lazimpat near the north gate of the Palace Museum. During peak season, it operates aid posts in Pheriche (Khumbu region) and Manang (Annapurna region) managed by expatriate physicians. However, its main job is to provide free advices to trekkers on altitude sickness, equipments and the condition of trekking routes.
Vaccination and Medicines
Although you will be consulting your doctor before planning the trip, we highly recommend you to get few vaccinations like Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria before planning your trip to Nepal.
Moreover, we also recommend you to carry few medicines like Aspirin or Panadol –for pain and fever; Antihistamine – as a decongestant for cold allergies and to prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics, Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for upset stomach; Rehydration mixture- for the treatment of severe diarrhea; Antiseptic, Mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar dry spray – for cuts and grazes; Calamine lotion for irritation from bites or stings; bandages, band aids, a pair of scissors, tweezers - for minor injuries; insect repellent, sun block lotion, lip balms, water purification tablets, throat lozenges, moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, and Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets).
Health, fitness and experience requirements
Every trekker is suggested to consult their doctor before planning this trek since Langtang trekking trails demand excellent stamina, tough determination and the best health condition. It is highly recommended to take expert guidance from local General Practitioner regarding the required guide walks. Travel clinics can offer the best assistance in absence of GP. Some days of the trek require 8-9 hours of walking. Regular exercise and jogging is recommended to build up the required stamina to successfully climb the peak.
If you are planning this trip in Nepal, a travel insurance policy that covers all the added expenses that might result due to various health issues, injuries or accidents. Moreover, it should also cover death, misplaced luggage, theft and liability, cancellations, medical treatment (including hospital charges, cost of medicine, doctor’s fees) as well as repatriation cost. It is also necessary to ensure that the insurance policy covers all extra activities that you are planning to accomplish throughout your stay in Nepal.
It is very easy to obtain Nepal’s visa. You may either apply for a visa at your nearest Nepalese Embassy/Consulate or Mission offices in your own country or you can buy this upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. To apply for a visa, you need 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US dollars and your passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the trip. However, nationals of SAARC countries (India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Afghanistan) and China do not require any visa to visit Nepal. Transit visa for foreign nationalities is only provided for 3 days. Therefore, visa is required for longer stays. However, for the convenience or foreign nationals, a visa is also provided from the borders listed below:
Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu)
Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birgunj, Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border of Nepal)
Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Western Nepal)
Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana, Dhangadhi (Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Far Western Nepal)
Tourist Visa Fees:
Transit visa (3 days) – Free of cost
Multiple entry (15 days) – 25 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (30 days) – 40 USD or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry (90 days) – 100 USD or equivalent convertible currency
(For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan,Dillibazar, Kathmandu.
Tel: 00977-4433934, 4429660, 4438862, 4438868. You can also download visa form from – www.immi.gov.np)
- Quick drying thermals
- Trekking shirts (short sleeve)
- Liner socks
- Woolen socks
- Ankle Boots
- Trekking pants (convertible shorts)
- Fleece sweaters
- Wind/rain proof jacket and pants
- Down jacket
- Trekking boots
- Energy Bars
- Tea Bags
- Chocolate is a must!
- Trail mix and peanuts
- Diamox – for altitude
- Immodium for diarrhea
- Blister bandaids or moleskin
- Eye drops
- Advil cold and dinus
- Nasal moisturizer – altitude causes nasal cavities to be very dry, nasal moisturizer was very helpful.
- Vicks Vapor rub
With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.
Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:
Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.
Round the clock service:
Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.
Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:
Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.
Importance to Sustainable Tourism:
We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.
No exceptions with quality and equipments:
Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency. Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.
5:1 Client Guide Ratio
We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles.
Why Desire Adventures?
- Exceptional Product Knowledge
- Fair Price and Service Quality Guaranteed
- Guaranteed Departure on each booking
- Ultra-personalized itinerary and Unmatched Flexibility:
- We Maintain 1:5 Guides:clients Ratio