Best Time to trek Langtang Region
Langtang region gives you different experience of trekking in each seasons. Each season has different weather conditions. Langtang region has mainly four season’s autumn, spring, Monsoon and winter. The best time to trek to Langtang is during Autumn and Spring. With proper itinerary and gears this region can also be visited during other seasons as well. Here’s what Langtang region receives and offers during different seasons of a year.
Autumn in Langtang Region
Nepal receives numbers of tourists from all over the world during Autumn being one of the peak tourist seasons. Autumn Season offers the best weather to visit Langtang Region. During Autumn the weather is warm and offers stunning views under blue sky.
The temperature ranges from 10°C-15°C (50°F-59°F) during the day. The mornings and nights are a bit colder than the days. This season gives you the most favorable weather for trekking with most stunning and sharpest views of the beautiful valleys and Himalayas.
Spring in Langtang Region
Spring is the second best season to go trekking in the Langtang Region. During spring the day temperature ranges from 10°C-20°C (50°F-68°F). The days are long and warm during spring and you will have no rush reaching towards your destination. Moreover, you will witness the beautiful blooming flowers along the way during this season. You don’t need to worry about rain or snow during your trek to Langtang in the spring season.
Summer/ Monsoon in Langtang Region
Summer season falls during the months of June, July and August. As summer is the hottest season of the year and also beginning of the Monsoon season trekking is not very suitable during these months. The roads might be blocked due to mud slides and there are chances of heavy rainfall which makes the trial slippery and uncomfortable with leeches, bugs and worms. On the lighter side you can enjoy the greenery and rain washed surrounding of the Langtang region. Though sometimes the fog might interrupt the views but it gets clear after rainfall.
Winter in Langtang Region
The Langtang region gets extremely cold during winter. Winter is the coldest season of the year and it fall during the month of December to February. The temperature drops to minus degree Celsius during the night and day temperature ranges from 6°C-9°C (42.8°F-48.2°F). Furthermore, the heavy snow fall, strong winds and harsh weather condition may create hazards during the trek. However, winter trek in Langtang region can be an option for peace loving and challenge seeking trekkers.
DAY 1: Kathmandu arrivals stay in hotel
Just after you land at Tribhuvan International Airport and come out finishing the immigration process you can see our representatives holding your Name Card. The will take you to the hotel in a private vehicle after welcoming you in a traditional way. Our guides you give you a short briefing about the trek at the hotel and then take you for dinner at a cultural restaurant.
DAY 2: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 4/5 hour
Today after breakfast you’ll start the day boarding a bus to Syabru Bensi from Kathmandu. Syabrubesi is the traditional gateway to Langtang and Gosaikunda. It's a lengthy drive (six and a half hours, approximately), but there's tons of gorgeous scenery to drink in as you watch the towns of Trisuli Bazaar and Dhunche speed by. The snow-capped peaks of Annapurna II, Manasalu, and Ganesh Himal are visible in the distance as you cross Kakani, eventually giving way to the agricultural geography of hillocks, rivers, and small villages. You'll know the destination is close when you begin to see the stone houses of Syabru Bensi, a pretty village popular with trekkers.
DAY 3: Syabrubasi to Lama Hotel 5/6 hour
Our first day trekking kicks off with a hike along the path of the Langtang River, which we’ll follow over the next several days, until the valley comes to a head. We then ford the river via suspension bridge, stretching our legs as the trail ascends in the direction of Paira Lodge. Up is the direction of the afternoon as we climb towards Rimche, after which the village of Lama Hotel is only 40 minutes away. The hike today brings us through scenic wilderness, in which you’ll be treated to the sight of native wildlife like red pandas, monkeys, and Himalayan black bears.
Day 4: Lama Hotel to Langtang
We start the day going uphill, leaving Lama Hotel behind us as we ascend through a beautiful forest of oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock. Gradually, we attain Ghora Tabela, catching tantalizing glimpses through the trees of Mt. Langtang Lirung the whole time. We then follow the Langtang Khola, climbing steadily until we reach today’s destination. Langtang, a notable Tamang village, is located in a gorgeous, remote valley. Houses of stone and wood are scattered among grazing pastures for yak.
Day 5: Langtang to kyanjin Gompa 6 hour
Trekking past Langtang officially moves us above the tree line, allowing you the opportunity to experience a more typically-Himalayan landscape, one rife with wiry grass, juniper, and shrubs. As our trail ascends we’ll pass Sindum and Yamphu, and then cross the Laja Khola. Prepare for one of the most dramatic moments of our journey as we scale a glacial moraine for epic views of the Kyanjin Gompa and icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung. Snap some pictures, and then square your shoulders for just a bit more walking to gain Kyanjin Gompa, the home of a well-known Buddhist monastery (for which it is named!). We’ll visit the gompa itself after lunch, and also stop in on a yak-cheese manufacturing plant. If you’ve any energy left, join us for a hike to the flag-topped peak of Kyanjin Ri, located just north of Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 6: KyanjiIn Gompa to Chorkyam RI to Kyanjin Gompa
We'll be up before dawn (5:30) and eating a quick breakfast, all the better to get started on our climb to the top of Chorka RI. The early wake-up call will be forgiven as the indescribable splendor of a Langtang Himalayan sunrise plays out before your eyes. Enjoy phenomenal panoramas of Langtang Lirung, Langshisa RI, Gyanghempo, Ganjala, and Naya Kang. Sweeping views of the Langtang valley and glacial icefalls can also be seen here. Let the glory of nature sweep you off your feet, then return to Earth for the hike back to Kyanjin Gompa.
DAY 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
We will have our breakfast at Kyanjin Gompa and then start our today’s trek. From today we’ll retrace our way back to home. On our way back we will be cherishing the moments of trekking and the beauty of Langtang that drew us here. Admiring the floras and faunas of the region we will trek back to Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lama Hotel.
DAY 8: Lamal Hotel to Syabrubesi
We will trek back to Syabrubesi today after having breakfast at Lama Hotel. We will trek downhill from Lama Hotel towards Syabru Bensi. We descend until we get to Paira Lodge, and then have to climb through the forest on the way to the village of Syabru. The walking is easier, and the views are splendid.
DAY 9: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu 4/5 hour
We return the way we came, driving back to the capital by shared jeep or bus. It's approximately a seven hour drive back, but that still leaves ample time to enjoy your last evening in Nepal! Partake of some sightseeing, explore the city's multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and enjoy some delightful local dishes for dinner in town.
Day 10: Kathmandu Departure Day
It's your last day in Nepal! Grab some breakfast, and then take in some last-minute shopping in Kathmandu. We'll make sure you arrive at Kathmandu International Airport with plenty time before your flight home. We'll say goodbye and bid you farewell. We will always be grateful to serve you again and waiting to see you soon with your beloved ones.
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Mineral Water/ Bottled water.
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Water is an essential part of your trek. You need to drink plenty of water during your. Most of the diseases during your trek are caused by drinking impure water. However it is not that the water in the mountain region is impure. It is natural and clean the people there consume it direct from the tap. But, since you are not used to you may get directly affected and consuming water direct from the tap might ruin your trek.Here are the tips for consuming water during Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.
Mineral water or Bottled water is available at most of the tea houses. The bottled water costs normally 1 Dollar per liter. If you find it in any tea houses it is better to carry an extra bottle because it may not be available anywhere during the trek.
Drinking boiled water is probably the best method while trekking in the mountains. It is highly effective treatment for killing the bacteria from the water. You can boil the water in the tea house and carry it along with you during the trek. The tea hoses charges normally one to two dollars to boil the water.
You can bring your own water purification tablets like Aquatabs®, Chlorine tablets, Bhromine Tablets along with you. It helps to save your budget as well.
You can also use filtered water as well during your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. This can be an alternate where boiling is not preferred and also there is not any availability of other purified water. The filters like hand pump are effective in removing protozoa, bacteria and chemicals/toxins from the water but may not be effective removing the viruses.
During this Annapurna Sanctuary Trek you will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu only with your guide. Other team members like assistant guide and porters will join you from Lukla. We focus on giving employment opportunities to the local people as far as possible. We choose experienced field staff having good knowledge in their related field. We do have highly experienced team of porters and guides. Our field staff leaders are highly experienced and have undergone the trainings like. Intensive Wilderness First Aid, Trekking Guide Training, Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet, English Language, Conservation and Biodiversity, Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders).
Porters are the most helpful assistant for your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. They carry your luggage all the way through your trek. We use the local porters during Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is a small effort from our side to provide them employment opportunity and help them maintain their living standard and look after their families. We provide one porter for each two members of a group and also provide personal porter on request with additional costs.
During your Annapurna Sanctuary Trek you can also see several Yaks and Mules on your way used as porter. Actual Adventure Pvt.Ltd doesn’t use yaks and mules as porters during the trek because we respect animal rights and emphasis on giving employment opportunities to the local people.
It is in the hand of guide and porter to actually make or break your trip. A good guide can give you a memorable trek of your life time whereas a bad can ruin your trek and make it the worst. Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd has a team of highly experienced a passionate trekking guides, expedition leader, porters and tour guides. With their years of experience and dedication in their fields they have been providing our customers with remarkable service and excellent results. You can have the detailed information of our guides in the company’s Trip Management Team (Field Staff).