Described by the great English explorer Bill Tilman as “one of the world’s most beautiful valleys”, the Langtang Valley Trek is an ideal choice for hikers who want to take in the splendor of the Himalayan ranges and do it in a shorter amount of time relative to other more popular but crowded hikes like Everest Basecamp and Annapurna Basecamp. The valley which runs very close to Tibet used to serve as an important trading route between Nepal and its neighbor. Along the trail, you will encounter ample examples of Tibetan influence in the lifestyles and religious beliefs of the inhabitants. After the devastating 2015 earthquake which destroyed the whole old Langtang Village, the valley is now fully open for hikers. Those who yearn for a longer hike can also extend their exploration into adjacent Gosainkund and Helambu which are also exception gems in their own rights. Chose to hike here and you will be contributing directly to the recovery of its communities.
SINGAPORE – KATHMANDU
Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be picked up by our friendly guide to your hotel in town. Free and easy at your own leisure for the rest of the day. Immerse in the hustle and bustle of Thamel shopping district or simply chill out at a cafe watching life go by.
KATHMANDU – SYABRUBESI
Head north out of Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1450m), a pretty village located on the outskirt of Langtang National Park (approx. 8-9 hrs. drive). The first half of the drive is on narrow and winding tarred mountain road while the second half is unpaved and bumpy. If you are taking public transport you might have goats and chickens as your fellow passengers. The scenic drive will bring you through scenic foothills and ridges with the mighty Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Langtang ranges in the background.
Overnight: Tea house
SYABRUBESI – BAMBOO – LAMA HOTEL
At the start of the trail, you will cross a suspension bridge to the opposite bank of the gushing Bhote Koshi which originates from the Zhangzangbo Glacier in Tibet. Thereafter the trail ascends gradually along the bank of the Langtang Khola to Bamboo Village (1960m) where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, you will carry on the uphill hike to Lama Hotel (2450m). It is not uncommon to see encounter wildlife along the trail.
Overnight: Tea house
LAMA HOTE – LANGTANG VILLAGE
From Lama Hotel, you will hike along a forested trail with occasional glimpse of Langtang Lirung (7227m) through the vegetation openings to Ghoda Tabela (3010m) where you will stop for lunch. The trail becomes wider and less steep as it emerges from the forest towards Langtang Village. Along the way, you will pass by some temporary settlements of herders whose livestock grazes here. Scattered along the trail are numerous chortens and mani walls engraved with the mantras “Om mani padme hum”. The new Langtang Village was built 100m below the ruins of the old one which was completely destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. Today’s hike is high enough for some hikers to start to feel the effects of high altitude sickness.
Overnight: Tea house
LANGTANG VILLAGE – KYANJIN
Today’s hike is shorter than the days before but it provides good opportunity for acclimatization. The trail widen along the valley with expansive views of the surrounding vistas. After passing by a number of small village dwellings, and yak pastures, you will reach the small settlement of Kyangjin (3800m) which is famous for its Swiss cheese factory – one of the oldest and probably highest cheese factory in Nepal. At the factory, you can learn about cheese production or try out some tasty cheese.
Overnight: Tea house
Enjoy a full day of exploration of Kyanjin and its surroundings. You can visit the monastery and cheese factory or walk up the moraine for a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and its glaciers. If you are still energetic, you can also summit Kyangjin Ri (4350m) the highest peak around Kyanjin for a close up view of the Langtang peaks.
Overnight: Tea house
KYANJIN – LAMA HOTEL
Bid farewell to the mesmerizing faces of Langtang peaks and retrace your steps back to Lama Hotel.
Overnight: Tea house
LAMA HOTEL – SYABRUBESI
Continue your descent to Syabruesi. If you are feeling good, you can take the alternative route via Sherpa Gadon to Syabruesi. This is a longer route but it provides a more varied view of the scenery.
Overnight: Tea house
SYABRUBESI – KATHMANDU
Transfer from Syabruesi to your hotel in Kathmandu. Free and easy at your own leisure for the rest of the day.
KATHMANDU – SINGAPORE
Prepare to bid goodbye to the lovely city of Kathmandu as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home after breakfast.
- All land transfers including airport transfers
- All accommodations in Kathmandu (3 star) and during the trek (guest house)
- All hotel breakfasts in Kathmandu
- All meals and drinks (boiled water, coffee and tea) during the trek
- Licensed Nepali sightseeing and trekking guide (English speaking)
- Personal porter (2 customers to 1 porter ratio, porter can take up to 30kg)
- Accommodations, meals & insurance for guide and porters
- Trekking permit
- All entrance fees to places of interest mentioned
- Return international air ticket
- Travel insurance (details to be submitted to us before trip)
- Nepal Airport taxes (please check your ticket, it may be already included)
- Nepal Visa (Single entry cost around USD25 – depend on duration of stay and subjected to change)
- All meals not indicated
- Personal medical supplies
- Tips for guide and porters
- All expenses of a personal nature
- 5 pcs passport size photos for Visa and trekking permit
- Visa can be applied in your country before arrival or there is also visa on arrival for most nationalities, please check your visa requirements before the trip
Thoroughly enjoyed the Poon Hill trek! Beautiful scenery and Puskar was a patient and responsible guide. He made our trip possible and hassle-free. We also found the hotel in Pokhara in an extremely good location with many restaurants in the vicinity.
– Peiying & Photon (Group of 2 on a 12D11N Kathmandu, Pokhara & Poon Hill trip in Nov 2017)
The whole trip was nicely planned from the start till the end. Our guide Puskar was generally very kind and helpful. The food was relatively good through out as well. Overall, it was a lovely trip. Will definitely come back to do this trek again.
– Mus & Sandija (Group of 2 on a 18D17N Kathmandu & EBC trip in Oct 2017)
The whole organisation was prepared smoothly prior to the trip. The ample of times attending to the enquiries and the notes given had definitely been useful. For transport, guide (and driver), food, activities, accommodation - they were pleasant. The van provided was spacious especially the legroom, and even had enough room to store our bag packs. The guide and driver were very accommodative, for an instance, stopping the van to allow us take some photos before proceeding to the trail head. Additionally, both tried their best to attempt to make conversations in English. As per food and activities, it was great. The food complimented the next activity well, an example, we were provided rice instead of noodles on the day before our summit push and back to the trail head. It was essential since we had to have plenty carbohydrates for the long trek ahead.
– SR (Group of 5 on a 2D2N Xueshan trip in Oct 2017)
First, we would like to thank hs for coming up with the itinerary of the places that we wanted to visit and always being prompt and patient in answering our queries. This trip turned out to be one of the best trips ever! Our guide, Bayu, was simply wonderful. He speaks good English and we enjoyed our conversations with him. During the hike, he frequently stopped to ask if we were okay and if we needed a rest. He would also ask if we had any other places in mind that we would like to visit around the vicinity. In all, we felt very well-taken of throughout the entire trip. Our fondest memory was the day when we had cup noodles around a campfire together with him during the early hours of dawn at King Kong Hill. It was truly unforgettable. Bayu also offered to help us take photos during the trip and we were really thankful for that. Our driver, Bayu (same name as our guide) had superb driving skills. We were really amazed at how he was able to navigate and drive through narrow and winding roads under foggy weather conditions. Throughout the trip, both of them made us feel very safe and comfortable. We did not have to worry about anything. It was really such an enjoyable trip. A big thank you to our guide, Bayu, and our driver, Bayu! 🙂
– Eunice (Group of 2 on an 5D4N Ijen, Mt Bromo, Batu in June 2017)
We always have a wish that to have a wonderful trip with a lot of fun and laugh, and so we stop dreaming and start planning. No doubt IWT is our best choice with no regretted. First of all, we wanna thank you to our tour guide Ms Vinda, a young lady with always have a cute smiling. She is very friendly, knowledgeable, understanding and patience lady. She care a lot of us, and make sure we are not injure while hiking, but manage to reach to the top. Due to some of my friends is lack of exercise and felt exhausted, especially Ijen and Mt Bromo, she keep accompanied us and make sure 4 of us are in good condition to continue. She keep reminding us some sleepy area, and hold our hand if needed to ensure we are not fell down. She also giving us a lot of info about some interest places were going and we'll communication. She always standby to be our photographer, even some time our pose is funny. She willing to share her photos and videos with us. Thanks ya. And most importantly that she notice 1 of my friend didn't wear a suitable shoe to waterfall, she immediately take off her shoe and let my friend to wear, and help to carry my friend shoe and walk with no shoe herself...so embarrassing. She treat us ginger tea while we feel cold, Indomee after hiking and dragon fruit along the way to Surabaya. Bring us to minimart to buy our secret stuff. Lastly, we should say that~Ms Vinda, thank you so much. We are enjoyable the trip and this is really amazing. We highly recommend her as a tour guide and wish her all the best. Thumb up 👍
– May (Group of 4 on a 4D3N Ijen Crater, Mount Bromo & Batu in May 2017)
Guide Syami was amazing! Very patient and extremely helpful towards my parents (55 and 50 year old folks) . His guidance really helped my parents with their hike. Shared his knowledge on the mountain and the wildlife there. Perfect.
– Farhana (Group of 6 on an 2D1N Mt Ophir Camping Trip in Apr 2017)
Very nice group, glad I made some good friends. Thanks to the organisers who took us for dinner near a vegetarian friendly place.
– Rajan (Group of 12 on an Open Mt Ophir Trip in Mar 2017)
Coordination with IWT was a breeze. Ying was quick in responding to queries and very helpful, giving tips according to her own experience climbing Pelapah Falls. Prasanth, the driver, was on-time, friendly and skillful. Despite the hours of driving and waiting for us, he always wore a smile on his face. Nan, our guide, was very experienced. He was like a fatherly figure who knew exactly what he was doing and that brought a lot of assurance to us. Pelapah Falls has its challenges but it was such a good experience for my friends and I. We had to tread through cooling rivers, climb using ropes, avoid giant ants and manage a few leeches but the amazing and therapeutic waterfalls made it all worth it. All of us were counted as beginner hikers and we all made it. So don't worry. Just do it!
– Xiuqing (Group of 5 on a Pelepah Falls & Kota Tinggi Trip in Feb 2017)
Everything was great! From planning til the end of the trip, everything was organised. The activities were fun and itinerary was well planned. We did not feel that we were rushed at all and we get to enjoy Borobudur and Mount Bromo in our own pace. Our guide, Bayu, was very friendly and helped us a lot especially when it comes to ordering food :). This is the most relaxing, hassle-free trip I've ever had! Thanks Iwannatravel 🙂
– Sunshine (Group of 7 on a 4D3N trip to Bromo & Borobudur in Aug 2016)
I really enjoy the whole travel experience. The driver is always contactable and prompt, and transport it’s quite comfortable. The mountain guide is friendly, and is knowledgeable and ensures that the last person is not left behind, and there are 2 guides provided to us for a group of 10 which I think is quite good. The accommodation at Melaka is quite clean and it’s within the tourist attraction; Jonker Street and there’s also some free and easy time to explore with driver provided.
– Xian Ying (Group of 10 on a 2D1N trip to Mt Ophir in May 2016)
I liked how fast HS was able to plan the itinerary for our group, making it flexible to suit our preferences and how he was very prompt to answer our questions and give suggestions on things that we can do. We only ask assistance for bookings on our Vietnam trip (Mt. Fansipan trek, Lao Cai- Hanoi train tickets and Halong Bay Day Cruise). However, upon knowing that we are also traveling to Laos, HS has gone an extra mile and help us map out our Laos itinerary too. Transport provided both for Fansipan trek and Halong Bay Day Cruise were awesome as they picked us up from our hostel right on time. Our Fansipan guide was very helpful and patient and ensured everyone's safety during the trek. While our Halong Bay Cruise guide was quite informative and very entertaining as she makes us laugh without even trying. Our group was very much satisfied with the food served to us both during the Fansipan trek and Halong Bay cruise. And of course, we definitely enjoyed all the activities we did: trekking up to the summit of Fansipan, riding a sleeper train from Lao Cai to Hanoi and kayaking in Halong Bay. Organization of our trip is superb knowing that we were IWT's first customers to book for their Fansipan trek and Halong Bay Cruise trip. *^_^*
– Michelle (Group of 3 on a 4D3N trip to Mt Fansipan & Halong Bay in Apr 2016)
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