Langtang Valley Trek

Foot and Shadows Walking Holiday Tours welcome all travelers to witness the grand panorama of mountains from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal range with spectacular scenery along the route.

Langtang Valley trekking the closest mountain destination from former old Himalayan kingdom, leading you on Tamang heritage villages trail, full of ancient Buddhist / Bon culture and traditions in the backdrop of Langtang Himal with awesome views.

Walk leads into beautiful rhododendron and magnolia forested area where the rare and elusive Red Panda and Snow leopard roams.

This marvelous Langtang valley trekking located within Langtang National Park Central Himalaya, Langtang is the nearest park from Kathmandu extends from 32 km north of Kathmandu to Nepal – China (Tibet) border.

After exploring Langtang villages and Kyanjin Gompa in beautiful Langtang valley enclosed with high peaks, certainly a perfect trek for all types of people with a week holiday to Langtang valley.

Expert guidance of Foot and Shadows Walking Holiday Tours will make your trip to Langtang valley a most memorable and enjoyable holiday.
Outline Itinerary:

Day 01:         Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02:         Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 03:         Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m- 07 hours.
Day 04:         Trek to Lama Hotel 2,240m -06 hours.

Day 05:         Trek to Langtang village 3,430m – 05 hours
Day 06:         Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m – 04 hours.
Day 07:         Rest day for local hike and to enjoy the views.

Day 08:         Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 470m -06 hours.

Day 09:         Trek back to Syabrubesi -06 hours.
Day 10:         Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 11:         Transfer to Airport for the International departure.


While in Kathmandu with time enough join in our exciting adventure sports like Paragliding, rafting Bhote Kosi, Trisuli Rivers including Jungle safari at Chitwan National Park.

Day 01:         Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines and countries, received by Foot and Shadow Walking Holiday staff and transfer to hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide will brief with information on hotel, culture, do’s and don’ts and Langtang Valley trekking and with welcome dinner.


Day 02:         Sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
After breakfast our city guide will take you on sightseeing tour at places of interest as Kathmandu valley full of world heritage sites with temples, monasteries, stupa’s and old king’s palace after an enjoyable interesting tour back to hotel, preparation for the trek to Langtang Valley.


Day 03:         Drive from Kathmandu – Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7-8 hours.
Morning an overland drive to north of Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi, passing interesting towns and farm villages and Trisuli Bazaar with sub-tropical climate, from Trisuli Bazaar drive further climbs leaving warmer low region to cooler area, as the weather and culture changes.


On reaching Dhunche at 1,965m, a major town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district and the entrance of Langtang National Park.


Drive continues downhill for two hours to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.


Day 04:         Trek to Lama Hotel 2,240m -06 hours.

Our first day walk from Syabrubesi leads uphill for a while but the rest of the walk is on gradual and winding trail through terraced farms and villages, as the trail descend to join a path of upper Syabru near Riverside.

From here another hour walks into dense forest to reach a small clearing at Lama Hotel for overnight stop.


Day 05:         Trek to Langtang village 3,430m – 05 hours
From Lama Hotel morning walk leads into a river gorge following Trisuli River upstream, leading to a climb into rhododendron and oaks forest after few hours walk, arriving at Ghoretabla in the middle of the forest, after a pleasant stop walk continues for another few hours to Langtang village through forest and crossing streams and leaving tree line behind.
Walk gets better with few ups and down till Langtang Village is reached for overnight stop.


Day 06:         Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,850m – 04 hours.
From Langtang village of Tamang and Bhotias tribe, morning walk leads on gradual path for a short while, then winds up for few hours encountering “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise direction is the right way, walk leads further east as the gorge opens up into a splendid valley with meadow and views of snow capped peaks at close distance.


After a good walk of 3-4 hours reaching at Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful place with panorama of mountains and the closest peak Langtang Lirung at above 7,000m with icefall, here check in a nice cozy lodge, afternoon a leisure walk to a cheese factory established 20 years back by Swiss Technical and local support.


Day 07:         Rest-Day for leisure for hike around.

A rest day to enjoy and marvel the super views, an ideal spot for leisure hike to nearby hill Kyanjin Ri at 4,700m high.


This will add more heights of this adventure, offers fantastic views of wide snow capped peaks, visit the cheese factory with rest of the day at leisure.


Day 08:         Trek back to Lama Hotel 2, 470m -06 hours.

After a great time at Kyanjin Gompa, return back on the same trail to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.


Day 09:         Trek back to Syabrubesi -06 hours.

Trek today follows on the same route for an hour, then after the bridge walk is pleasant through bamboo forest, on leaving the river walk downhill through farm terraces till Syabrubesi is reached for overnight stop.


Day 10:         Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs journeys.

Last day of this memorable trip ending with an exciting drive down hill back to Kathmandu on taking the same route all the way, at Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with farewell dinner in typical style.


Day 11:         Depart Kathmandu for international flight homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal, after a wonderful time Langtang Valley trekking with grand services of Foot and Shadow Walking Holiday Tours, as per your international flight reporting time, our staff transfers you to airport for your onward flight homeward bound or to next respective countries.


Price Includes

  1. International & Domestic Airport transport as per the program.
  2. Standard twin sharing Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu as per the program.
  3. Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  4. All standard 3 Meals (Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner) during the trek.
  5.  Best available Guesthouse and tented twin sharing accommodation during the trek.
  6. English Speaking guide.
  7. The required number of Local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  8. Food, accommodation, Salary, Equipment, Medicine and insurance for all staff.
  9. Necessary Entry Permit Fees & Traveler TIMS Card.
  10. Foot and Shadows walking holiday Duffel Baggage, (Refundable)
  11. All necessary surface transport from Kathmandu  and to Kathmandu.
  12. Welcome & Farewell Dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show ( Complementary)
  13. All Government Taxes and official expenses.
  14. Temple & Monasteries Entry fees in Kathmandu and trekking.

Price Excludes

  1. International Airfare.
  2. Any others expenses which are not mentioned above Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying USD $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  3. Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu. ( you can eat verity Food in your choice)
  4. Travel Insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  5. All Personal & Bar Expenses in Kathmandu and during the trek.
  6. All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  7. Personal trekking Equipment.
  8. Tips for guides and porters.
  9. Single supplement fee USD 200
  10. Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control anything not included in service includes column.

Equipments for this Trekking

  1. Trekking Bag pack.( Duffel bag )
    This should be a good one with good zipper  to get rid of rough treatment of baggage from the airlines and the porters)
  2. Personal Soap for  toilet,washing hand,Bath,washing clothes  or tube liquid soap
  3. Toothbrush & toothpaste
  4. Sanitary napkins (for women)
  5. Toilet paper
  6. Towel
  7. Tube of sun lotion (with extra power)
  8. Extra clothing for cold sensitive:
    1 pair long underwear, 1 pair long wool, 1 wool shirt (long sleeved)
  9. Trekking day bag.( not so much big)
  10. Trekking shoes. (this should be waterproof)
  11. Sports shoes or sandal. (Camp shoes )
  12. Trekking stick.
  13. Sun Hat or cap.
  14. Warm woollen cap.
  15. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ fleece jacket.
  16. Pullover or warm clothes.
  17. Raincoat or good umbrella
  18. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock. (Socks for camp shoes )
  19. Hand gloves.
  20. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers(Short pants for hiking )
  21. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  22. 3/4 pairs of Underwear (Bras (for women 2 pairs )
  23. Sunglass.
  24. Water bottle.
  25. Sleeping bag.
  26. Flash or Torchlight (extra batteries & bulb )
  27. Some common medicine likes, Band-Aids,
    aspirin or Tylenol for headaches or other pain, antihistamine, Throat lozenges etc.
  28. Camera and batteries. (Batteries Charger if possible take extra Batteries )