When should I come for the 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek?
The best seasons for the 8 days Langtang Valley trek are autumn (from September to November) and spring (from mid-March to mid-May). During these seasons, the weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid the rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. Monsoon season (June to Aug) makes everything unclear and slippery.
Can I do 8 days Langtang valley trek?
8 days Langtang Valley Trek is a short and moderate hike in the Langtang region. We have organized 8 days Langtang Valley Trek for people of varied age differences. Even though it is a short and moderate trek, you are required to be in good shape and with professional guidance by our crew, anyone with reasonably fit health will be able to enjoy the 8 days Langtang Valley trek. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required for this trek.
Do I need Insurance for the 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek?
As the trek is short and moderate, it is not mandatory to have travel insurance for this trek but travelling is an investment and we believe that insurance makes your investment secure. And, It is also a condition of joining any of our treks that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues, loss of your things, or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.
Also, a relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended for everyone who signs up for any trips with us. Please kindly provide us with your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
What kind of accommodations do we get during the 8 days of Langtang Valley Trek?
8 days Langtang Valley trek package does not include accommodation in Kathmandu but if you need help finding the best accommodation in Kathmandu, do not hesitate to let us know, we will arrange the best accommodation as per your budget and choice.
Accommodations during the 8 days Langtang Valley hiking, we arrange the best available lodges/guesthouses on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in each village. On the first day of our hike, we spend the night in a beautiful village called Syabru Bensi. This village has a wide range of lodges and guesthouses featuring the fantastic facilities of rooms with comfortable beds, neat and clean bedsheets and warm blankets with attached bathrooms and Internet Wi-Fi. The lodge’s restaurant serves authentic and organic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from their restaurant menu. On day second, we will hike from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel. In this village, there are a few basic lodges and guesthouses are available. We arrange one of the best lodges on a full board basis in this village. On day third, we hike from Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley where we can find a wide range of lodges and guesthouses with fantastic facilities. We provide you with one of the best lodges for your comfort and safety on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/coffee). On the day fourth, we hike from Langtang Valley to Kyangjin Gompa, this village has a few lodges and guesthouses with basic facilities, we arrange one of the best available lodges for your comfortable stay on this beautiful village with full board. On the day fifth, today is a rest day, a day hike to Kyangjin Ri, enjoy some of the striking views of Langtang Himalayas. Overnight at Kyangjin Gompa at the same lodge. On the day sixth, hike down from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. On the day seventh, hike back from Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi, overnight at the best available guesthouses with meals and room with attached bathroom. On the day eighth, we conclude the beautiful 8 days Langtang valley trek with a scenic 6 hours’ drive to Kathmandu.
What kind of meals I can have during the trip? And how about drinking water?
During the 8 days Langtang valley trek, our hiking package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and lodge (guesthouse) accommodations. Meals during the trek will be mostly the authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetables, spicy free pickles, curd, plain chapatti and etc. Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Besides that, you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own.
Regarding the drinking water, during the 8 Langtang valley trek, drinking water can be easily found everywhere, every next hour you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the local teashops and guesthouses. Also, you can get hot water from the lodge and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We request you not to buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help in preserving the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water.
How much luggage can I take during my 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek?
As the trek is short and moderate, it is not necessary to bring a lot of clothing for this hike and since the lodges provide cozy rooms with warm enough blankets, but it is suggested to bring a sleeping bag for your extra hygiene and comfort. The weight limit for your trekking pack is 10 kg per trekker, if you are two trekkers there will be one porter from our company and our porter will carry both of your luggage that should be 20kg max. You can carry your daypack on your own, which should be around 5 kg. On your daypack please only carry what are essentials for the hike such as a camera, water bottles, and other valuable belongings. You can leave your unnecessary stuff either at our hotel in Kathmandu or at the Alpine Eco Trek store in Kathmandu for free and it will be completely safe.
What Gears do I need for the 8 Days Langtang Valley Trek?
8 Days Langtang Valley Trek is a short and moderate trek in the Langtang region, also the nearest destination from the capital city of Kathmandu, it is not necessary to bring any special gear from home. You can buy or rent most of the hiking gear in Kathmandu at a reasonable price. We at Alpine Eco Trek recommend you to arrange a pair of walking shoes (sports will be fine), trousers, socks, one warm jacket, t-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen, small backpack, torch (flashlight), Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries) and one quick-drying towel.
Are your guides and porters trained and licensed?
8 days Langtang Valley trek will be led by our friendly, honest, knowledgeable and experienced trek leaders. The trekking leaders, guides for the Langtang valley trek are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our trekking guides and crew have taken the following training:
First Aid Training
Trekking Guide Training
Climbing and Mountaineering
Conservation and Biodiversity
Do I need to tip guide and porters?
If you are happy with the services provided by our guide and porters, a tip – though not mandatory – is appreciated. And, of course, you are free to tip more or less as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not mandatory and should only be given when you receive excellent service from our guides and helpers.
Why should I book this trek with Alpine Eco Trek?
Alpine Eco Trek offers the 8 days Langtang Valley trek in a unique way. We take our guests like family members, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different parts of the world. Our exclusively designed 8 days Langtang Valley trek itinerary gives you all of the Langtang Valley trek experience. We guarantee you that, with our local team, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with a sweet memory.
Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join the group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departures dates for Langtang valley trekking. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your requirements.
Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because a private trip departs every day upon your request which is best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your selecting the starting date.
Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.
How can I book 8 days Langtang valley trek?
Once you confirmed the trip, we need a photocopy of your passport along with a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.