The easy access from Kathmandu, the awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape and the intact Tibetan Buddhist culture make Langtang trek popular among the trekkers. A short trek from Kathmandu to Kyanjin gompa takes 8 days. Langtang trek also offers an opportunity of climbing 5,000 m.
Langtang trek includes splendid natural and cultural variances. Rhododendron, bamboo and pine forest. Swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks. Grassy downs and meadows to Daisies. Wild Premolar, majestic waterfalls flowing over mammoth boulders and soothing hot springs. Traditional villages and the eye-catching sceneries with a lake of holy importance to Hindus and Buddhists – Gosaikunda.
The Langtang Valley has long been a favorite trek due to its expansive views, interesting Tamang culture, relatively gentle pace and accessibility from Kathmandu. The 2015 earthquake and subsequent landslide had an enormous effect on the region, but aid and reconstruction have recently reopened this valley to trekking again. Not only is it still a beautiful trek, your visit will also provide vital support for local livelihoods.
Kyanjin Gompa is the last destination of your Langtang trek route. Begin your Langtang trek, driving from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi 132 km 8-9 hour by private 4WD jeep, follows the scenically new Rough road through the Middle Hills, Tirsuli, Kalikasthan, Ramche and Dhunche, the hike starts from Syabru Besi and ending the same place.
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- Views of mountains above 7000m like Langtang Lirung (7,200m) Ganesh Himal (7,600m) and Langtang -II (7,227m) etc.
- This trail also offers splendid views of snow capped Himalayan ranges like Tserko RI (5033m), Kyanjin RI, Ganchhenpo (6388m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Laure binayak pass (4,609m)etc
- Home to 1000 plants, birds exceeding 150species, numerous other mammals
- Langtang valley which is aptly called “the valley of glaciers”
- Typical Sherpa village and traditional Tamang villages
- Langtang National Park, the second largest national park of Nepal, National bird of Nepal (Daphne) and much more.
- Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle.
- Three nights standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
- Trekking lodge accommodations during the Langtang trek.
- Fresh fruits every night after dinner.
- Langtang National Park entry permit
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
- Private jeep to Syabrubesi and again back to Kathmandu.
- English speaking Government register guide with all his Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transport and Insurance.
- A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
- Sleeping bags, Down Jacket,duffel bag and walking Pole (if you don’t have your own) to be returned after the trek.
- Adventure Connexion t-shirt and cap.
- Government taxes, service charge and official expenses.
- Guided Kathmandu City tour with private vehicle.
- Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure you trek is in the safest hands possible for all levels of trekker.
- Assistant guide group size above 6+ person.
- Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu Lunch and Dinner.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Your Travel and Medical Insurance (recommended).
- International airfare.
- Your personal expenses.
- Your trekking equipments
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic and all hot and cold drinks.
- Deserts Sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
- Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
- Kathmandu sightseeing monument entrance fees.
Frequently asked Questions
Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.
On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.
The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.
Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.
No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.
Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.
Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.
It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.
For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.