Langtang Valley &
A Journey of Himalayan Passes and Glacial Lakes in remote Nepal
Although the Langtang Valley is easily accessed from Kathmandu it remains relatively unspoiled and provides a prime opportunity for you to experience and immerse yourself in Nepali culture. On top of this the Langtang valley is sublime. You'll experience everything a typical trek in Nepal has to offer, from rhododendron forest and traditional settlements to the beauty of Gosainkunda Lake and snowy peaks on the skyline. This trip is ideal if you want to get a taste of the Himalaya but not soak up all of that annual leave with just 10 weekdays away from home. In this time you'll have trekked to over 4,600m, seen unforgettable views and made enough memories to last a lifetime.
Dates: Sat 24th October to Sun 8th November 2020
Trip Duration: 16 Days - 9 Trekking Days
Price: £1750 (Land Only, Flights not inc.)
Bespoke Date Option: Organised upon request.
All food except Lunch and Dinners in Kathmandu
Trekking Staff, including a Nepali Guide
Experienced LMG Trek Manager
2 Days Summer Trek Training (Over 2 weekends)
Team t-shirt & discounts for UK outdoor shops
Your Trip in Summary
01: Leave the UK
02: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
03: Morning trekking briefing & introduction of your Guide. Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu
04: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7 – 8 hrs
05: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs
06: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6 – 7 hrs
07: Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4 – 5 hrs
08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6 – 7 hrs
09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (1,460 M/4,790ft): 7 – 8 hrs
10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Chandanbari (3,330 M/10,925ft): 6 – 7 hrs
11: Trek from Chandanbari to Gosaikunda (4,380 M/14,370ft): 5 – 6 hrs
12: Trek back to Sing Gompa (3,330 M/10,925ft): 5 – 6 hrs via same route
13: Trek from Sing Gompa to Dhunche (1,960 M/6,430ft); 5 – 6 hrs
14: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft): 7 – 8 hrs. Evening farewell dinner at the famous Rum Doodle
15: Holiday extension or transfer to airport for final departure
16: Arrive Back in the UK.
Frequently Asked Questions
What about Altitude Sickness?
Having concerns about AMS is very natural and it is unfortunately unpredictable. Even the experienced could struggle to get over 4,000m if they get ill. We have however designed our itinerary to help us best acclimatise. This combined with walking slowly, drinking lots and eating well all give you the best possible chance.
How fit do I really need to be and what skills do I require?
The fitter you are the more you will enjoy it. Being able to complete 2-3 days of big hill walks in the UK is a good gauge that you're ready. You can join us for two of our International Trekking Training weekends (Guiding Only) to help build this fitness.
What Technical Kit do I require?
No technical equipment is required for this trek, just your normal hill walking equipment.
What about the Food and Accommodation?
The food in Nepal is fab. Expect a lot of rice, noodles and vegetables. If you have specific allergies or dietary requirements it may be worth researching what's on offer before committing. Eating well throughout is key to success on such an expedition. Our accommodation whilst on the trek will be teahouses.
Why should I trek with LMG?
Join our trek if you want a personal experience right from the start. We will help you get ready for this trip here in the UK, both physically and mentally. We'll do what we can to get you prepared and you'll then have our friendly faces to guide you through the experience once in Nepal. We work closely with an agent in Nepal to ensure we have the best possible service throughout. You won't be disappointed.
Are there any hidden costs?
We appreciate that when a trip comes with a price tag of £1750 and then a list of exclusions you want to be sure you won't get stung with extra costs. We've tried to be as transparent as possible, and depending on how much equipment you need / want to buy this trip will probably cost you between £2600-£2900 all in. Additional things that will have to be paid for by you include Travel Insurance (£100), International Flights (£750), personal purchases and tips for trekking staff (£50).
This trip has hit its minimum require participants to run (6). There are a maximum of 14 places available.
Please Contact Us for more information on this trip or to secure your place with a £300 non-refundable deposit. Our trip terms and conditions can be viewed upon request.