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Discover the Himalayas’ best-kept secret: the Langtang Valley Trek. On this 12-day journey, we’ll trek from one tea house to another—exploring the breathtaking remote areas of Nepal. And the scenery? Truly one of a kind. Think lush forests bursting with rhododendron, bamboo, and pine trees. We’ll stroll past cascading waterfalls and terraced rice fields before reaching flower-strewn alpine meadows—all against the backdrop of 20,000-foot Himalayan peaks! What’s even better, we won’t be encountering too many other trekkers. Nope, unlike some other Himalayan treks, the Langtang Valley Trek is still flying under the radar for most adventurers. Plus, from the moment you land in Kathmandu, we’ve got you covered, including visits to fascinating historical sites. Trust us—this is the Himalayan adventure you absolutely don’t want to miss out!
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  • Himalayan landscapes

    rek from terraced rice fields to high alpine meadows, culminating in spectacular views of +20,000-foot peaks!

  • Learn about Nepal’s culture

    Discover Nepal’s past and traditions amidst the backdrop of the towering Himalayan mountains, visiting UNESCO sites in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur and tasting its cuisine.

  • All-inclusive experience

    Benefit from a seasoned guide and a comprehensive package covering ground transportation, accommodation, meals, permits, and knowledgeable local staff.

Itinerary

Get ready for the Langtang Valley Trek, a 12-day adventure through remote Himalayan landscapes of Nepal. Trek from tea house to tea house amidst lush forests and alpine meadows, all framed by 20,000-foot Himalayan peaks. Encounter fewer crowds compared to other treks in the region, as Langtang Valley remains off the beaten path. From Kathmandu, enjoy seamless logistics, including visits to historical sites. Expert guide, accommodations, meals, and ground transportation are all included. Choose this unforgettable Himalayan journey today and experience unparalleled nature’s grandeur!

  • Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal’s vibrant capital city, we are greeted by the bustling streets and rich cultural heritage. After a warm welcome, we are transferred to our hotel where we settle in and prepare for the adventure ahead. Later, we venture out to explore Kathmandu’s lively streets and immerse ourselves in its fascinating culture.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Panorama of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
  • Today, we will explore Kathmandu and take our time to prepare for the trek that is ahead of us. Take an opportunity to acclimatize, try some local dishes, and visit some historical sites in the city. Today is also a good day to rent or purchase some equipment you may be missing.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Sacral buildings in Kathmandu, with snow-capped Himalayan peaks in the distance.
  • After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a journey that takes around 7-8 hours. Along the way, we’ll enjoy breathtaking views of terraced fields, rural landscapes, and cascading rivers. Upon arrival in Syabrubesi, settle into your accommodation and immerse yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this charming Himalayan village.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Maximum altitude: 1,440 m (4,725 ft)

    Lush landscapes and a river in the Himalayas, near Syabrubesi, Nepal.
  • We’ll begin our trekking adventure by following the trail that winds through lush forests and picturesque villages. Pass by terraced fields, suspension bridges, and cascading waterfalls as you make your way to Lama Hotel. En route, we’ll take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Langtang region.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Maximum altitude: 2,470 m (8,105 ft)

    Suspension bridge beside lush landscapes along the Langtang Valley Trek, Nepal.
  • We’ll continue our trekking journey through dense forests of rhododendron and oak, ascending gradually towards Langtang Village. Along the way, encounter local villagers going about their daily lives and soak up the rich cultural heritage of the region. As we reach Langtang Village, we’ll marvel at the majestic mountain vistas that surround you.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Maximum altitude: 3,430 m (11,255 ft)

    A bird-eye’s view of the Nepalese Langtang Village, surrounded by Himalayan peaks, during sunset.
  • Today, we’ll embark on a scenic trek to Kyanjin Gompa, a historic monastery nestled amidst the towering peaks of the Langtang Himalayas. Traverse alpine meadows dotted with yak herds and rhododendron blooms, with panoramic views of snow-capped mountains unfolding before you. Upon reaching Kyanjin Gompa, explore the monastery and surrounding area, soaking in the spiritual ambiance of this sacred place.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    Maximum altitude: 3,870 m (12,695 ft)

    Village of Kyanjin Gompa in the Himalayas, Nepal.
  • Take a rest day in Kyanjin Gompa to explore the surrounding area and acclimatize to the altitude. We may opt for a hike to nearby viewpoints for stunning panoramic views of the Langtang Valley and surrounding peaks, or visit the local cheese factory to learn about traditional cheese-making techniques. Alternatively, relax and unwind amidst the serene mountain scenery, taking in the sights and sounds of this Himalayan paradise.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Trekker is sitting on a rock and admiring lush Himalayan landscapes.
  • We’l begin our descent trek from Kyanjin Gompa, retracing your steps along the scenic trail back towards Rimche. Descend through lush forests and charming villages, with occasional glimpses of wildlife and birdlife along the way. As we descend, reflect on the unforgettable experiences and memories you’ve gathered during your trek in the Langtang Valley.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Langtang Valley Trek trail, between green hills.
  • On the final day of our trek, we’ll continue our descent towards Syabrubesi, where you’ll bid farewell to the Langtang region. Descend through verdant forests and picturesque landscapes, with occasional stops to soak in the last views of the majestic mountains. Upon reaching Syabrubesi, we’ll celebrate the successful completion of our trek with your fellow trekkers and locals, reminiscing about the incredible journey you’ve undertaken in the Langtang Valley.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Buddhist pagoda in Syabrubesi, seen while hiking the Langtang Valley Trek.
  • Leaving Syabrubesi behind, we embark on our journey back to Kathmandu, either by flight or road. As we return to the bustling capital city, we reflect on the transformative experiences and cherished memories we have gathered during our trek. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we have the opportunity to explore the city further or indulge in some last-minute shopping.

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

    Architecture of Patan, a city in Nepal.
  • Today is dedicated to leisurely activities and final preparations before our departure from Nepal. We explore the bustling streets of Thamel, browsing through the vibrant shops and stalls for souvenirs to commemorate our unforgettable journey. Alternatively, we may opt to visit the nearby town of Bhaktapur, renowned for its well-preserved medieval architecture and rich cultural heritage. As we soak in the sights and sounds of Kathmandu, we reflect on the transformative experiences and lasting memories of our adventure in the Himalayas.

    Meals: Breakfast

    UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bhaktapur, with ancient architecture, near Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • As our journey in Nepal comes to an end, we bid farewell to this enchanting land and its warm-hearted people. Depending on our departure time, we may have some free time in the morning for any last-minute sightseeing or shopping. With hearts full of gratitude and cherished memories, we transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for our onward journey or flight back home.

    Meals: Breakfast

    Plane leaving Kathmandu.
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Bright Way Trek stands as a premier trekking and tour company in Nepal, distinguished by its government license and a team of seasoned professionals with extensive experience in the tourism sector. Under the leadership of Managing Director Kaila Tamang, boasting over 22 years of expertise in trekking, mountaineering, and hiking, the company offers unparalleled adventures. Its mission is to provide travelers with deeper insights into Nepal's landscapes and cultures, fostering understanding and creating cherished memories. Renowned for innovation and quality service, Bright Way Trek ensures every journey is an extraordinary adventure filled with discovery and wonder.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 12-day Langtang Valley Trek adventure
      • Hotel accommodation for 4 nights in Kathmandu
      • Hotel breakfast for 4 days in Kathmandu
      • All lodging (teahouses) and meals during the trek
      • Transportation from airport to your hotel and back to the airport
      • All ground transportation
      • TIMS card
      • Entry fee for restricted areas in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
      • Guide and porter (1 porter for every two trekkers)
      • Guide and porter accommodation and daily wages
      • Nepali staff transportation fee
      • Nepali staff accident insurance
      • Conservation area fee
      • Taxes

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to Kathmandu
      • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu
      • Cold drinks, mineral water, alcoholic beverages etc.
      • Extra charge for internet and other communications
      • Rescue helicopter in case of emergency (medical/rescue insurance is mandatory)
      • Travel insurance
      • Guide and porter gratuities — customary
  • Hiking the Langtang Valley Trek requires very good physical fitness.

    If you want to fully enjoy your hiking trip to Nepal, you should be able to hike distances exceeding 10 miles (16 km) for multiple consecutive days on steep, rocky, and slippery terrain with over 3,200 ft (1,000 m) of daily elevation gain. This requires extensive hiking experience from all participants. A lot of the hiking will be done in high altitudes (maximum altitude during the trek is 3,870 m / 12,695 ft), so some experience dealing with high elevation is recommended. Keep in mind that you’ll also be carrying a loaded daypack for the entirety of the trek and that the weather during the Langtang Valley hiking tour can be unpredictable.

    That being said, rest assured that throughout your journey, a guide will be there every step of the way to motivate you, set a suitable pace, arrange breaks, and ensure the adventure remains fun and safe. It’s worth noting that the Langtang Valley Trek is comparatively less challenging than other renowned Himalayan treks such as the Annapurna Circuit or the Everest Base Camp Trek, and it doesn’t entail extremely steep sections. With proper preparation and the excellent logistical support provided by your guide, most seasoned hikers can successfully complete the Langtang Valley Trek hiking tour.

  • Here’s a list of personal equipment you need to bring:

      • Backpack or duffle bag (50-70 L)
      • A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables, should have good shoulder padding
      • Large duffle bag — optional
      • Valid passport & passport scanned photocopies
      • Visa (easy to obtain on arrival)
      • 2 passport-sized photos for your permits
      • Sleeping bag with comfort temperature of -15°C to -20°C / 5°F to -4°F
      • Waterproof bag for your clothes
      • Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
      • Sunglasses with UV protection
      • Sunscreen
      • Personal toiletries
      • Camera — optional
      • Power bank
      • Watch or alarm clock
      • Water bottle and thermos
      • Large Ziplocs
      • Ear plugs
      • Small personal first-aid kit (simple and light) — first-aid tape, Band-Aids, alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc.
      • Tissue /toilet roll
      • One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions & chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer
      • Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
      • Medium-sized quick drying towel

    Here’s a list of clothing you need to bring:

      • Waterproof hiking boots with a sturdy sole
      • Waterproof jacket & pants (GoreTex recommended)
      • Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
      • Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
      • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
      • Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover
      • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket and pants
      • Down vest and/or jacket — optional
      • Hiking pants (1-2)
      • Short sleeve t-shirts (3-5)
      • Long sleeve t-shirts (1-2)
      • Hiking shorts (1)
      • Hiking pants (1)
      • Lightweight thermal bottoms (1)
      • Non-cotton underwear briefs
      • Heavy poly or wool socks
      • Trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
      • Lightweight poly-liner gloves
      • Lightweight wool or fleece gloves

    Please do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant. Your guide will contact you about any additional equipment at the time of contracting the trip and give you suggestions. Keep in mind that the exact packing list depends on the season, but that you will need to be prepared for different weather conditions.

  • During the Langtang Valley Trek, your accommodation and meals are carefully arranged to ensure comfort and sustenance throughout your journey. In Kathmandu (before and after the trek), you’ll enjoy a total of four nights of accommodation in a hotel (breakfast included). Then, as you embark on the trek, you’ll spend a total of 7 nights in teahouses and lodges situated along the trail. Teahouses serve as a combination of guesthouses, restaurants, and social hubs, offering not only a place to rest but also an opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers and locals.

    Teahouses are selected based on years of experience in the trekking field, prioritizing cleanliness, hygiene, and a friendly atmosphere. Most tea houses have running water, and many provide hot water for bathing, although the use of wood-heated water is discouraged due to environmental concerns. While private rooms are available in most teahouses, it’s important to note that at higher altitudes, shared bathrooms are more common.

    During the trek, breakfasts and dinners will be served in the tea house, lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Teahouses offer a variety of options to satisfy your appetite. You can expect traditional Nepali dishes such as Dal Bhat (rice and lentil soup), as well as other staples like rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soup. Many tea houses also include Western food options on their menus to cater to diverse preferences. Additionally, you’ll find soft drinks, snacks, and beer available at most teahouses and trailside restaurants.

    To ensure your hydration needs are met, boiled water is provided for drinking at all teahouses. Your guide will also oversee the safety of the water throughout the trek, ensuring it’s suitable for consumption. With these arrangements in place, you can focus on enjoying the breathtaking scenery and immersive experience of the Langtang Valley Trek without worrying about accommodation or meals.

  • Yes, you will need a tourist visa to participate in the Langtang Valley Trek guided adventure in Nepal. The tourist visa is granted to foreign nationals visiting Nepal and is valid for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year. The fee for a single-entry tourist visa for 60 days is US $60, with an additional $50 for multiple-entry visas. Extensions for tourist visas can be obtained for a maximum of 150 days.

  • Every 1000 m/3,200 ft you travel above sea level makes aerobic exercise 10% harder and you will hike at elevations between 1,440 and 3,870 meters (4,725-12,700 ft) during the Langtang Valley Trek.

    Here are a few tips on do’s and don’ts for adapting to high altitude and avoiding altitude sickness:

    Do not eat heavy food the day before traveling to Kathmandu. Make sure you drink between 6-8 glasses of water the days before your trip and during your hike along the Langtang Valley Trek. Once you arrive at your accommodation, lie down a few minutes before going out to explore the area. Once you are ready to go out and explore the area, try not to become agitated climbing stairs or walking fast. The best thing is to enjoy every corner of Kathmandu with calm and respect.

    You should also try to include cardio and strength training in your schedule. Cardio means getting your heart rate up by doing things like running, cycling, skipping and burpees. Strength training means using resistance, weights or your body weight to grow your muscles. The fitter you are, the less oxygen your muscles need to move — something invaluable in a low-oxygen environment.

    If possible, do some training hikes at high altitudes before heading to Nepal. This will prepare you for the increased strain placed on your body when engaging in high-altitude trekking.

  • In Nepal it is mandatory to travel with a local certified guide. Langtang Valley guides from Bright Way Trek boast extensive guiding experience in Nepal and Tibet, with many years spent exploring the region. Trained in first aid and equipped to handle any situation, our Langtang Valley Trek guides are fluent in English and eager to share their profound knowledge and passion for Nepal’s beauty with you. We adhere to the principle that simply showing visitors special places or cultures isn’t sufficient; our guides aim to deeply engage participants, providing thorough explanations and ensuring an entertaining experience throughout.

  • Your guides will provide 1 porter per 2 participants to help with the load, so you needn’t worry too much about the weight you’ll have to carry while hiking. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuables or anything important) on your own. We suggest that you pack only what is necessary.

  • Group sizes and pricing

      • For this group adventure, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 8:1, with one assistant guide as well.
      • The maximum number of participants for this tour is 20.
      • It takes a minimum of 2 people for this tour to operate.
      • The cost per person decreases as the group grows, so it’s the perfect opportunity to hike with friends and family!

    Hiking the Langtang Valley Trek can be arranged for private groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements

    • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
    • Minors younger than 18 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Your Langtang Valley Trek adventure starts in Kathmandu, Nepal. To get there, most people fly into Tribhuvan International Airport.
    Once you and your Langtang Valley guide agree on the details of your itinerary, they will arrange for your pickup at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. After that, all you have to do is stay safe and have fun on this Nepal trekking tour!

  • It is mandatory for all participants to cover all their bases with both emergency medical and travel insurance.

    With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more. Travel insurance covers canceled flights, natural disasters and other scenarios that may interrupt your travel plans.

    We also expect you to respect local regulations and take measures to protect yourselves, your guides, and the communities you’re traveling to.

    If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

  • A 20% non-refundable deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid either before your departure from your country or upon arrival in Nepal-but definitely before the commencement of the services. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to sixty (60) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund, minus the deposit.
      • For cancellations forty-five (45) to fifty-nine (59) calendar days in advance, Client will be charged a cancellation charge in the amount of thirty percent (30%) of the trip price.
      • For cancellations fifteen (15) to forty-four (44) calendar days in advance, Client will be charged a cancellation charge in the amount of forty percent (40%) of the trip price.
      • For cancellations seven (7) to fourteen (14) calendar days in advance, Client will be charged a cancellation charge in the amount of forty-five percent (45%) of the trip price.
      • For cancellations two(2) or more calendar days in advance, Client will be charged a cancellation charge in the amount of seventy percent (70%) of the trip price.
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non-refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
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