Technical & Strenuous
Hotel/Trekking guest houses/Tent
2 - 20 People
Spring and Autumn
Langtang Lirung 7,234 meters is the highest summit among Langtang Himalayan Ranges of Nepal. Mount Langtang Lirung Expedition is located in the north side of popular Langtang valley and southwest of Mt Shishapangma (Tibet). Langtang Lirung separates Sunkoshi valley in the east and Trishuli-Gandaki valley in the west. The Langtang Lirung Expedition is a difficult Peak to climb. Similarly, Lirung offers unlimited challenges filled with excitement and thrill, making it a perfect option for adventure-seeking mountaineers.
The Langtang region remained largely unknown and mysterious until Bill Tilman‘s exploration around 1949. Many attempts have been made for the climb of Langtang Lirung summit. However, the British Expedition team made the first successful ascent of Langtang Lirung in 1973. A climber needs a high level of technical climbing skills, good physical condition and previous experience of peak climbing for a successful summit of Langtang Lirung Expedition.
One needs to be physically and mentally sound and good with proper endurance ability in order to keep going in the expedition. It offers several climbing routes from Kyanjing Gompa Valley. Langtang Lirung has a large south face which is a matter of headache for the climbers and mountaineers.
According to the record, there have been 14 ascents to Langtang Lirung among which 13 have been unsuccessful attempts. You will also get the opportunity to explore the scenic beauty of Langtang National Park where you can find different floras and faunas.
Langtang Lirung Expedition Cost and Itinerary
Langtang Lirung Expedition starts at Kathmandu. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu, we will take a long and scenic drive towards Dunche. We start our trek from Dhunche on the trail that is gradual uphill trekking through terraced farmlands and dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees.
After a few days of trekking, then we will arrive at Kyanjin Gompa. Acclimatization is very crucial at higher altitudes to ensure the successful summit climb and to avoid mental and physical sickness. For acclimatization, we will make a Hike up to Tsergo-Ri at 4,985 meters. Then enjoy magnificent views of breathtaking valleys and surrounding mountains within Langtang valley.
After Leaving Kyangjin Gompa, we will follow the trail that leads to Langtang Lirung Base Camp. Our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the camp and make necessary checks on our climbing gears and health conditions. Fully equipped and properly acclimatized we will follow the instructions and guidance of our experienced climbing experts and head towards the summit of Langtang Lirung.
After reaching the top we can see stunning views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges including Pemthang Karpo 6830m, Gangchenpo 6387m and across the border in Tibet rises the huge mass of Shishapangma 8046m.
After spending quality time at the summit, we will descend following the same route back to base camp. Having achieved the summit of Langtang Lirung, our return journey is made following the same trail back to Syafrubesi. Finally, the challenging and adventurous Langtang Lirung Expedition ends with a scenic drive from Syafrubesi back to Kathmandu.
Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner.
After breakfast, we will meet to check your climbing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). This evening will be spent in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, we take a drive heading north from Kathmandu. Our drive zig-zags as we drive along the hilly road that passes through a busy market town of Trishuli Bazaar. Thereon we continue the driving journey over a gravel road all the way to Dhunche - the starting point of the trek. During our drive, we can enjoy stunning views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Ranges. After a long drive, we reach Dhunche for our overnight stay. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
From Dhunche we start our trek over a dusty motor road towards Syabrubesi. We will reach a small village of Thulo Bharkhu which indicates the start of the trekking trail. Our trail from there climbs gently through Oaks and Pine filled forest towards Barbal. We continue our trek on an easy undulating trail that goes along the forest and with glimpses of Ganesh Himal and the beautiful Langtang valley. After a while, we will reach the ridge top of Thulo Syabru village. The village is inhabited by Tamang ethnic community. There is a permit check-post here at Thulo Syabru. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we leave Thulo Syabru and follow the trail that descends down to Langtang (river) Khola. From there we turn east on the true left bank of the Langtang Khola and continue our trek upstream with minor ups and downs towards Bamboo. After a while, we head for the crossing of a suspension bridge. Then we will cross a couple of landslide areas and climb a switchback to reach Rimche. From Rimche our trail climbs a little before dropping to the village of Lama Hotel. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
From Lama Hotel, our trail goes through dense forest filled with oaks, birch, hemlock and mountain bamboos. During today's trek, we will have an opportunity to spot wild monkeys and several species of birds. Our trek goes through additional forest areas to a lone teahouse at Gumnachok. A steep climb from there will lead us to Ghodatabela. There is an army check post at Ghodatabela where our permits will be checked. After registration, we continue to trek through small settlements of Chyamki and Kangtangsa before making a short and final climb to reach Langtang village. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today is a relatively short trekking day, after breakfast, we will leave Langtang village and follow the trail that heads for an easy climb through two Bhotia hamlets - Mundu and Sindum. We can enjoy great views of Langtang Lirung, Ganchenpo and Langshisha Ri during our trek. After some time, our trail climbs up the terminal moraine of Lirung Glacier and then easily descends back to reach the gompa and tea houses of Kyangjin Gompa. An additional day will be spent here for acclimatization. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Acclimatization is essential to avoid mental and physical sickness in higher altitudes. Hence, we will take a rest day at Kyanjin Gompa for acclimatization and exploration. We will make an adventurous hike to Tsergo-Ri at 4985 meters from where we will have magnificent views of Langtang Lirung and the surrounding high peaks. We will head back to Kyangjin Gompa for relaxing after the memorable and impressive hike to Tsergo-Ri. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we will leave Kyanjin Gompa and follow the trail that descends down to the Langtang Lirung Glacier. Our trek goes over the levelled path and along the side of the glacier. Soon, we will follow a rising trail that leads us to a good campsite, also known as Langtang Lirung Base Camp. Once at the campsite our Sherpa crew will quickly set up the base camp and start making necessary preparations for setting up additional camps above base camp before the main summit climb. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
We will spend several days doing climbing training practices and trek between the camps for the best acclimatization. Our Sherpa crew will perform all the hard works from carrying and setting up additional camps at higher altitudes, providing healthy and hygienic meals, finding appropriate and safe climbing routes. Fully acclimatized and properly equipped with all the climbing gears we will follow the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts. Overcoming several technical climbing sections and taking weather conditions into consideration, we head towards the summit of Langtang Lirung. Once at the top we are rewarded with mind capturing views of Langtang Himalayan Ranges, Pemthang Karpo, Gangchenpo, Shishapangma that rises across the border of Tibet and several surrounding high peaks. We will spend short quality time at the summit and descend following the same route all the way back to the base camp. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Having achieved our target - the summit of Langtang Lirung, we will make a relaxed start and prepare for our return journey. We will retrace our steps back on the same trail that heads back to Kyangjin Gompa. From there we continue to retrace our steps by descending over the moraine of Lirung glacier. Easy trekking from there will lead us back to Lama Hotel for the overnight stay. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today is the final day of our trek with rather easy downhill trekking. Our trail passes along several traditional villages and terraced farmlands, through dense forest filled with rhododendron, oak and pine trees. Our trek continues on the main trail that descends all the way down to Syabrubesi. In the evening we will celebrate the completion of Langtang Lirung Expedition with VNTE team members. Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, we will take a drive from Syabrubesi along zigzag hilly roads and drive back to Kathmandu. During our drive journey, we will have the opportunity to witness the daily survival activities of local people while our drive passes along several roadside villages and market towns. After arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel. You can either have a rest at Hotel or wander around the busy shopping streets of Thamel. Later we will celebrate the completion of Langtang Lirung Expedition and have a final meal together. Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
Our Airport Representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule. Meals: Breakfast
Kathmandu on BB – Twin Sharing Room
All transportation as itinerary
Kathmandu on BB – Twin Sharing Room
Climbing Permit, Langtang National Park & TIMS Permit,
Stool Shipment Transfer, Garbage Deposit Fees
All crew for trekking and climbing(guide,porter,cook etc)
All necessary Cooking gears and shelter
Power system at Base Camp
Well trained climbing guide
Equipment allowance, Insurance and insurance of Liaison officer
Wages, equipment allowance, insurance, high camps load ferry bonus and summit bonus etc of Climbing Sherpa
Walkie-talkie set to each client with radio base station & accessories Satellite phone for the emergency purpose
Personal insurance Medical/Emergency rescue cost (If require)
International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu),lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu
Alcoholic,( Hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Mineral/ hot water, Desserts-during trek)
Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
Climbing Gears (Personal)
1. Ice axe
4. Tape Slings (2)
5. Screwgate Karabiners (2 lock, 2 unlock)
6. Descender/Abseil Device
7. Plastic Mountaineering Boots
9. Helmet (optional)
Climbing Gears (Group)
1. Snow bar*
3. Ice Hammer*
4. Ice Screw*
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. Sunglasses with UV protection
Clothing (Lower Body)
1. Under Garments
2. Hiking shorts
3. Lightweight cotton long pants
4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
5. Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
3. Hiking boots with spare laces
4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops
3. Fleece jacket or pullover
4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
5. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
6. Down vest and/or jacket *
1. Lightweight gloves
2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
1. Sleeping bag rated to -30 degree centigrade and below (depends on season)*
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
4. Basic First Aid Kit
5. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
6. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
7. Trekking Poles
8. Water bottle (2) or camel bag
9. Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
10. Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1. 1 medium sized quick drying towel
2. Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
5. Nail clippers
6. Face and body moisturizer
7. Feminine hygiene products
8. Small mirror
1. Wet wipes (baby wipes)
2. Tissue /toilet roll
3. Anti bacterial hands wash
2. Reading book
3. Trail Map/Guide book
4. Journal & Pen
6. Pencils and small notebooks
7. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
8. Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.
Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
Technical & Strenuous
Hotel/Trekking guest houses/Tent
2 - 20 People
Spring and Autumn