EXPLORING THE LANGTANG VALLEY

19-DAY TREK IN NEPAL

19 days

3/5

12 people max.

NepalTrekking

Discover a stunning valley showcasing the best that Nepal has to offer and easily accessible from Kathmandu. Watse’s local involvement will be sure to make it an inspiring trip!

The upper Langtang valley offers beautiful scenery and an atmosphere that is out of this world. You will feel totally immersed in the fauna and flora. Discover the habitat of the snow leopard, climb up towards the highest peaks and prepare to be amazed!

The trekking will be at a suitable pace for the average hiker, allowing you to enjoy the Himalayas and their cultural treasures to the full.

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3495,00 

About this trip

Discover a stunning valley showcasing the best that Nepal has to offer and easily accessible from Kathmandu. Watse’s local involvement will be sure to make it an inspiring trip!

The upper Langtang valley offers beautiful scenery and an atmosphere that is out of this world. You will feel totally immersed in the fauna and flora. Discover the habitat of the snow leopard, climb up towards the highest peaks and prepare to be amazed!

The trekking will be at a suitable pace for the average hiker, allowing you to enjoy the Himalayas and their cultural treasures to the full.

Listen to Pierrick’s description of this trek in Nepal

Romain Nosbonne
+33 (0)6 65 93 29 29
contact@watse.fr

A great connoisseur of Nepal, as well as the Vercors and Chartreuse mountains in France, Romain will pass on his passion for nature.

His calm and pleasant character will guarantee peace of mind for your trip with Romain by your side.

Highlights of the trip

Discovery of Nepalese villages and traditions.
Ascent of a summit nearly 5,000 m (16,400 ft) high, accessible to the average hiker.
Breathtaking views of the Himalayas !
DAYS 1 & 2: FLIGHT TO NEPAL
Free time - Overnight stay at the hotel - Meals at your expense
You will fly to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal.
Following the transfer to the hotel near Boudhanath, you will be able to enjoy some free time to wander around the town. Discover the famous Stupa, one of the most sacred Buddhist sites. Full immersion in Nepalese culture is guaranteed!

Afterwards, you will have a night's rest at the hotel before embarking on this epic trek.

DAY 3: DEPARTURE FOR SYABRUBESI THEN BRIDDHIM
Overnight stay in a lodge
This first day will give you time to acclimatise. You will be taken by jeep to the small village of Syabrubesi. There you can visit a small meditation chapel perched at 2,400 m (7,875 ft) above sea level.
DAY 4: FROM BRIDDHIM TO CHUNAMA LODGE
6 hours walking time - Night in a lodge - 1,000 m (3,280 ft) ascent / 700 m (2,300 ft) descent
The fourth day of your trip heralds the start of your trek in the Langtang valley!
You will discover Chunama and then some beautiful high-level traverses to an exceptional viewpoint. From here, you will be able to admire views of the Ganesh Himal range and Gosaikunda.
Finally, you will arrive at a small lodge in the middle of a clearing where you will stay the night.

DAY 5: AFTER CHUNAMA, DISCOVERY OF SANDU’S VILLAGE, GUMBA
3 hours 30 walking time - Night in a lodge - 700 m (2,300 ft) ascent
Gumba is your Nepalese guide Sandu’s home village.
Having crossed a valley and walked on a little further, you will already find yourself at the foot of the huge mountains looming above! On the way, you can enjoy a break with the semi-nomadic herders of the valley to enjoy a cup of milky tea or a homemade yoghurt with them.

At the end of the day, Sandu will welcome you to his family lodge for the evening and night.

DAY 6: AFTER CHUNAMA, DISCOVERY OF SANDU’S VILLAGE, GUMBA
Walk as far as you like, night in a lodge, as much ascent and descent as you wish
Acclimatisation day. The short walk of the day will take you to the ancient village of Mundu. You will start by crossing the huge snow and ice flow that ravaged the village of Langtang. Then, once you arrive in Mundu, you will be able to rest, visit and admire the surrounding mountain pastures.
DAY 7: FROM GUMBA TO KYANJIN GOMPA
3 hours walking time + 2 optional hours in the afternoon - Night in a lodge - 400 m (1,310 ft) ascent / 400 m (1,310 ft) descent or 800 m (2,620 ft) ascent / 800 m (2,620 ft) descent
You will walk up the wide valley admiring the multitude of peaks and glaciers that frame it.

Lunch will be at Kyanjin Gompa, the last village in the valley. You will be able to check into Sandu’s newly built lodge. Ideally located close to the monastery and at the foot of Langtang Lirung, it offers the ideal opportunity to visit the surrounding area.
If you wish, you can spend the afternoon walking up to the Lirung glacier.

DAY 8: ENJOY A DAY AT KYANJIN GOMPA
4 hours walking time if you wish - Night in a lodge - 600 m (1,970 ft) ascent / 600 m (1,970 ft) descent
The area around Kyanjin Gompa has many beautiful routes on offer!
If you're feeling motivated, you can choose to make a short ascent to Khyassa, the base camp for Ganja La.

At the end of the day, Sandu will host you for another night in his lodge in Kyanjin.

DAY 9: BREATHTAKING SCENERY AT THE TOP OF TSERKO RI
8 hours walking time - Night in a lodge - 1,100 m (3,610 ft) ascent / 1,100 m (3,610 ft) descent
You’ll need to get up early to make the most of one of Langtang's highest peaks. The reward will be a breathtaking 360° panorama from the top of Tserko Ri!

Sandu will once again host you for the night in his lodge. If conditions are poor, you will climb another easier summit or visit the surrounding area.

DAY 10: DEPARTURE FROM KYANJIN TO LANGSHISHA KARKA BIVOUAC
5 hours walking time - Night in a tent - 500 m (1,640 ft) ascent / 150 m (490 ft) descent
On this 10th day of trekking, you will leave Kyanjin and head for the very peaceful Langtang valley.

Enjoy a magical stage in the remote upper valley as far as Langshisha Karka, a magnificent bivouac site at an altitude of 4,200 m (13,780 ft).

DAY 11: FROM LANGSHISHA KARKA TO MORIMOTO BASE CAMP
5 hours walking time - Night in a tent - 150 m (490 ft) ascent
Further up the remote valley, you will walk along huge moraines to the Morimoto base camp. The camp overlooks the imposing Langtang Khola glacier in the heart of the Himalayas.
DAY 12: A FULL DAY TO EXPLORE THE MORIMOTO GLACIER
Walk as far as you like - Night in a tent
You will explore the upper valley and walk to the Morimoto glacier.
You will become more and more immersed in the Himalayan wilderness as you enjoy this exceptional day!

At the end of the day, a night in a tent will allow you to experience this high mountain atmosphere to the full.
DAY 13: RETURN TO KYANJIN GOMPA
7 hours walking time - Night in a lodge - 150 m (490 ft) ascent / 800 m (2,625 ft) descent
As you walk back down to Kyanjin, you will be able to enjoy these high valleys for one last time. You will see familiar parts of the Langtang as you descend the valley. It will be a good opportunity to admire your surroundings from a different perspective than on the way up.
DAY 14: THE NEW FACE OF CHUNAMA
6 hours walking time - Night in a lodge - 1,200 m (3,935 ft) descent
You will continue your descent, this time to Chunama. On your way, you will be delighted to see the big trees again and rediscover the peaceful atmosphere of the small lodge in the clearing.

Again, take the time to enjoy this return journey and marvel at your surroundings from a new perspective. You will have had a complete and immersive experience, for an unforgettable trek!

DAY 15: FROM THE HEIGHTS OF CHUNAMA TO THE MAGICAL LANDSCAPE OF SYABRUBESI
6 hours walking time - Night in a tent - 1,250 m (4,100 0 ft) descent
Before arriving in Kathmandu at the end of the trek the next day, you will walk along the bubbling Langtang River. You will also pass through majestic forests and finally rejoin the road just before Syabrubesi.

No trek ends without a little farewell party with the Langtangpa team. You will then spend the last night in a lodge.


DAY 16: JEEP TRANSFER TO KATHMANDU
Between 5 and 8 hours drive - Overnight stay in a hotel
After many days of walking and a final evening of celebrations, you will appreciate the jeep ride back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenery and a very special perspective to stock up on memories before returning home!

Once you arrive in Boudhanath and the hotel where you will spend the night, you will have time to discover or rediscover the area.

DAY 17: FREE DAY IN KATHMANDU
Overnight stay in a hotel
This free time will allow you to soak up the Nepalese culture one last time. Kathmandu has plenty of small shops and restaurants to choose from.

A few purchases of traditional objects and products will allow you to take part of this magnificent trek back home with you!

DAYS 18 & 19: RETURN HOME FROM KATHMANDU
Meals at your own expense
It's time to go back home after this great adventure! You will be transferred to the airport.

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Exploring the Langtang valley, Nepal

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Practical information

Time difference
4 hrs 45 ahead of CET
Safety

You can find advice on foreign travel from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs on their official website at diplomatie.gouv.fr under the heading “Conseils aux voyageurs”.

Information published on the website of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs is subject to change and is provided for guidance only. Furthermore, please remember that no country or region of the world can be considered safe from the risk of terrorism.

Climate

Nepal has every kind of climate and the weather changes with altitude: a tropical climate in the Terai jungle, temperate in the valleys and cold in the high mountains.

Nepal’s climate varies enormously according to the region and seasons. The country’s latitude is roughly equivalent to that of Florida, with a similar tropical and subtropical climate in the Terai region. However, outside the Terai, the climate is completely different. The remarkable differences in climatic conditions are generally related to the enormous range of altitude within a short distance, from north to south.

The presence of the east-west trend and the Himalayan ranges to the north, as well as the alternating wet and dry monsoon seasons, also contribute greatly to local climatic variations.

The climate in Nepal allows for stays in all seasons. But for our trips, the recommended periods are spring and autumn.

When staying at altitude, always bring a good fleece, a down jacket for the evenings and a good sleeping bag for the night, even in summer.

The climate in Nepal month by month:

  • January to February:
    It’s cool and the high mountain passes are snow-covered, but the sky is blue and with a good fleece, everything will be fine.
  • March, April, May and early June:
    This is a very good time for big treks. The weather is fine, you can see the mountains and the rhododendrons are in bloom.
  • Mid-June to mid-September:
    This is the monsoon season, but most of the rain comes at night. The atmosphere is very special and the light is perfect for photos. There are some fantastic big festivals in the valleys.
  • Mid-September to mid-November:
    This is also a very good time for big treks.
  • From mid-November to end of December:
    It’s a bit cold in December, but it never freezes in Kathmandu
Infos
Luggage

Your personal belongings will be carried daily by porters, as is the tradition in Nepal.

In order to respect the recommendations of the porters’ union, the maximum load per carrier is 20 kg. We provide one porter for every two participants.

Please ensure that your personal bag does not weigh more than 10 kg. Any excess weight will require the hiring of an additional porter at the expense of the participants.

Transport

Private bus to and from the start of the trek. Private taxi in Kathmandu.

Air
Airfares will be maintained until 3 months before departure and may be readjusted if necessary if you are booking less than 3 months before.
Electricity
Alternating current 220 Volts, 50 Hertz. Plugs have three round pins, so it’s best to bring adapters.
Meals

Meals are at your own expense in Kathmandu and during international flights.

During the trek, we have morning and evening meals at the lodges. We organise picnic lunches or eat in lodges on the way at lunchtime. The food in Nepal is simple but good. Meals consist mostly of rice, pasta and vegetables and there is not much meat. The traditional dish is Dhal Bhat (rice and lentils) and this can be eaten anywhere in Nepal, as well as in the mountains.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies when you register for the trip.

Accomodation

During the trek, you will stay in lodges. These are similar to the mountain refuges in France and can be very basic. There is always a warm atmosphere.

They usually have a common room with a stove, a kitchen, usually bedrooms but sometimes dormitories. There is not always heating, and the toilets are often rudimentary and outside. Any hot showers during the trek are at your own expense and must be paid for on site. The same applies to fees for charging mobile phones.

The community lodges are run by the villagers, with the profits going to the community to maintain the schools.

Hotel in Kathmandu.

Nights at the top of the valley are spent in tents.

Health and vaccines

No compulsory vaccines.

However, vaccination against yellow fever becomes compulsory if you have previously stayed in or transited through a country in an endemic zone.
We strongly recommend that you make sure you are up to date with the standard vaccinations: diphtheria-tetanus-poliomyelitis, whooping cough, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, hepatitis A and B.
In the event of a prolonged stay, during the transmission period, it is advisable to be immunised against Japanese encephalitis.

Malaria is present all year round below 2,000 m (6,560 ft) altitude and especially in the rural areas of the Terai – zone 2 classification. Antimalarial treatment is necessary. Consult your GP.

Antimalarials are not necessary for a trek in Nepal. The treks usually take place above the altitude in which the carrier mosquitos are present. At lower altitudes, at the beginning and end of the tour, the areas crossed may present some risk of transmission.

As a preventive measure, provide personal protection against mosquito bites (repellent, loose-fitting clothing).

We recommend that you have a check-up with your dentist before you leave.

Ifremmont
For this trip, Watse offers the SOS MAM service supplied by IFREMMONT, which consists of using a satellite phone in the event of any problem to contact a French doctor specialised in altitude and remote environments. Your guide is also specially trained by IFREMMONT to deal with these situations. Your guide is the local medical correspondent for these doctors. We will ask you to create an online medical record (http://www.teleconsultationsosmam.com), which you can also use on an everyday basis to take charge of your health. We will provide you with a code to link your file to your trip. This will give you the possibility of booking an online consultation with these mountain medicine specialists before leaving, at a cost of €46 (not reimbursed by social security). This service offers a genuine advantage in terms of preventing the risks associated with altitude and remote areas. Please note that this service does not replace your repatriation insurance, which is compulsory in some countries.
Supervision

Qualified French mountain leader for the entire trip, as well as a local team composed of a local guide, helpers and porters.

Formalities and Visa

For French, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss nationals:

Your passport needs to be valid for 6 months after the date of exit from Nepal, with at least one blank page;
A tourist visa, which will be issued on arrival in Kathmandu, for a maximum of 90 days.
Please bring a passport photo, dollars in cash (change is not given for euros), and a pen.
The visa application form (in English) is available from the room just before the visa offices. Please check that the official on duty has glued and stamped your visa in your passport to avoid having to pay for a second visa when you leave.

Consular fees (for general guidance purposes, for a single or multiple entry visa):

$25 (or equivalent in €) for a maximum of 15 days in the country;
$40 (or equivalent in €) for a maximum of 30 days in the country;
$100 (or equivalent in €) for a maximum of 90 days in the country.
As these formalities may change, please check with the consular authorities in your country to ensure that they are accurate. Each individual traveller is responsible for complying with the entry requirements of the countries they visit. Watse cannot be held responsible for any changes in formalities.

BUDGET, CURRENCY AND TIPS
The currency in Nepal is the Nepalese rupee. The indicative exchange rate is: €1 = 110 rupees Cash: you can travel with both euros and dollars. Currency exchange can be carried out in exchange offices, banks or even hotels. A meal in a tourist restaurant in Kathmandu: between 500 and 1,000 rupees During the trek: 1 beer between 300 and 500 rupees 1 coca cola between 150 and 300 rupees 1 tea between 50 and 100 rupees 1 hot shower 250 rupees (average price) 1 phone or camera battery recharge: 250 rupees (average price) Tipping is not mandatory and should reflect your satisfaction with the team. Your guide will advise you if you wish to give a tip.
Registration

By post:

Ask us for a registration form

Send us your registration along with a copy of your passport, your details (postal address, phone numbers and email address) and a deposit of 30% of the cost of the trip.

Also, if you wish to take out a Comfort or Comfort Multi-risk cancellation insurance policy, this must be paid at the same time as the deposit when you register. You can consult the insurance contracts on our website.

On the internet:

Book your stay directly on our website: on the page for the trip by selecting your date and insurance options.

PLEASE NOTE: Airfares will be maintained until 3 months before departure and may be readjusted if necessary if you are booking less than 3 months before.

Insurance and assistance

We strongly advise you to take out insurance for the duration of the trip.

We offer two tailored insurance policies: Comfort Cancellation and Comfort Multi-risk to be taken out when you register for the trip.

Details of this insurance cover can be provided on request or can be viewed by clicking here.

There are other insurance options available, such as Mondial Assistance, your own insurance company or the Club Alpin Français. You should check that they cover trekking.

Make sure that your insurance covers all medical costs in the event of an accident.

It is essential that you check and ensure that you have insurance cover for mountain rescue costs. If this is the case, you must provide us with the following information prior to your departure on the trek:

A certificate from the insurance company stating that mountain rescue costs are covered.

The contract number and telephone number of the assistance centre.

Be aware of the restrictive clauses contained in certain insurance policies (particularly those linked to bank cards such as Visa Premier, Gold or others), for example mountain insurance restricted to snow activities and altitude sickness not recognised as an illness requiring repatriation, resulting in refusal to repatriate.

Please check the actual content of your insurance and make the necessary arrangements where required.

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Added benefits from Watse

A LOCAL TEAM TO ENSURE THE BEST GUIDANCE

Sandu, a Nepalese guide, is a popular and well-loved character in the valley. Romain is a French guide but has been working with the Langtangpas since 2010. They will be your best ambassadors with the locals. You will feel more like a guest than a customer, and more like a friend than a tourist.
Your adventure will be an unforgettable one!

WATSE ADAPTS TO THE NEEDS OF THE GROUP

The team will be able to adapt to the group and its wishes in order to propose a customised programme in the upper part of the valley.

IMMERSION IN A TYPICAL LOCAL HOUSE

At the top of the valley, your Nepalese guide Sandu will welcome the group to his family home. This will allow you to experience an authentic base camp and its surroundings.

Next dates and prices

TREK IN NEPAL “EXPLORING THE LANGTANG VALLEY”

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WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Travel overland as described in the programme
  • Accommodation in hotels, lodges and tents
  • Supervision by a qualified French mountain leader and a local French-speaking guide. Porters and helpers
  • Insurance for the local team
  • Langtang trekking permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management Service)
  • The IFREMMONT SOS MAM service, a group of doctors specialised in altitude who can be reached by satellite telephone 7 days a week and 24 hours a day (as long as communication can be established)
  • A hyperbaric chamber as well as a first aid kit adapted to the altitude

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR TRIP

  • Visa fees
  • Meals in the city of Kathmandu and during international transfers
  • Cold or fizzy drinks in general
  • Personal hiking and travel equipment (boots/shoes, poles, sleeping bag, personal toiletries, etc.)
  • Single room supplements in the accommodation
  • Hot water in the lodges
  • Battery recharging in the lodges
  • Cancellation and repatriation assistance insurance to be taken out at the time of registration
  • Anything not listed in the “What’s included in your trip” section

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