Overview The Langtang Valley Trek is a mesmerizing journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. Nestled in the northern part of Nepal, the Langtang Valley Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and Himalayan adventure. The trek also commences from Syabrubesi, a quaint village, and gradually ascends through lush rhododendron forests, picturesque terraced fields, and charming Tamang settlements. The Langtang Valley renowned for its awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal. Trekkers traverse along the meandering Bhote Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges that add an element of…
The Langtang Valley Trek is a mesmerizing journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal.
Nestled in the northern part of Nepal, the Langtang Valley Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and Himalayan adventure. The trek also commences from Syabrubesi, a quaint village, and gradually ascends through lush rhododendron forests, picturesque terraced fields, and charming Tamang settlements.
The Langtang Valley renowned for its awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Ganesh Himal. Trekkers traverse along the meandering Bhote Koshi River, crossing suspension bridges that add an element of thrill to the journey. The region’s biodiversity is striking, making it a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers.
As trekkers advance further, they encounter the traditional Tamang and Tibetan communities, known for their warm hospitality and unique cultural practices. These encounters offer an enriching insight into the local way of life, and trekkers may visit ancient monasteries and stupas that are an integral part of the region’s religious heritage.
Kyanjin Gompa serves as the ultimate destination of the trek, where trekkers rewards it with awe-inspiring views of glaciers and high-altitude landscapes. The ascent of Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri also provides an exhilarating experience and a chance to witness the surreal panorama of the Langtang Himalayas.
However, the Langtang Valley Trek is not just about the mountains and valleys; it is also an opportunity to engage in sustainable tourism. The trekking route was severely affected by the devastating earthquake in 2015, and the local communities have since worked hard to rebuild their villages and trails. By choosing this trek, travelers actively contribute to the region’s recovery and development.
Throughout the journey, trekkers accommodated in teahouses run by the locals, offering a comfortable yet authentic experience. The best time for the Langtang Valley Trek is during spring and autumn, when the weather is favorable, and the landscapes adorns with colorful blooms or golden foliage.
In conclusion, the Langtang Valley Trek is a rewarding adventure that leaves a lasting impression on every trekker. From the majestic Himalayan panoramas to the vibrant local culture, this journey is a true exploration of Nepal’s natural and cultural heritage. It is a testament to the resilience and warmth of the local communities, making it an unforgettable experience for all those seeking a unique and soul-stirring trekking adventure.
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Everest Expeditions Nepal display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel Yak and Yeti or a similar category hotel. After check in, you will visit Everest Expeditions Nepal office, meet your trekking guide as well as other participants. Later in the evening we will organize a “Welcome Dinner” at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program along with a fine meal.
After morning breakfast, we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. (B,L,D)
In the morning, we pick you up from the Hotel. We take Local jeep from jeep station. We pass many small cities during our driving to Syabrubensi. When we reach to Dhunche (district headquarter of Rasuwa), if the weather is nice we can see the nice view of Ganesh Himal. We follow all the way Trisuli River. It is about 7/8 hours driving from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi.
Private bus/ jeep:
It is also possible to use private bus or jeep from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. If you query, we can provide private bus or jeep as well. This way is much more conformable.
This is our first day of trekking today. Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by a tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging. (B,L,D)
After taking morning tea, we embark our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. (B,L,D)
After taking morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures. Also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind. Cross several of the wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes, you might start feeling the thin air. Gompa. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks. (B,L,D)
Early morning we visit to Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. After breakfast, proceed to Lama Hotel. Since, its mostly downhill, it is 4/ 5 hours walk from Kanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel. The trail goes all the way down hill through forest following the river. Pass through the ethnic Tamang settlements who follow religious and cultural practices similar to the Tibetans. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubensi, about 5 hours walk. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. Arriving Syabrubesi, we take our lunch. (B,L,D)
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Spend the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, celebration dinner together. (B, D)
We are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Everest Expeditions Nepal will take you to the airport. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal. (B)
In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc
The Langtang Valley lies closer to Kathmandu than other trekking regions, and is lesser used by both trekkers and local. The Langtang valley is aptly called the valley of glaciers here; mountains rise soaring toward the sky. The valley offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-caped peaks, grassy down and meadows strewn with daises and wild animals. In the upper part of the valley there are snow ridges spanning angry torrents, high passes enveloped in mist tiny lakes of crystalline brightness and glaciated mountain giants. Once you enter the Langtang valley you fluttering buddies prayer flags, brightly painted.
This is a famous trek that takes you from lush green forests to alpine meadows and into the barren snow-capped mountains of Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park is known for red pandas, Himalayan black bears, gorals, tahrs, wild dogs, serows, snow leopards, musk deer, and more than 250 species of birds.
This trek is closer to Kathmandu than other trekking region. Just after the monsoon, this trek gives superb views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m) which dominates the upper valley and straddles the Tibetan border. In spring time it is an ideal place to spot birds and flowers of Nepal. According to a legend, a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently “Dhang” means to follow). There are good opportunities for moderate climbing excursions here, you should allow some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system. Our return route takes us past the holy lakes of Gosainkunda, an important place of pilgrimage, and over a high pass that brings us almost to the edge of Kathmandu itself.