The Langtang Valley trek is one of the most cherished treks to the Langtang region of Nepal. It combines wild beauty, wild landscapes, an alpine conservation area, Tamang culture, and the Tibetan Buddhist religion. Langtang region is one of the most accessible places near Kathmandu to get some close-up views of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and glacial lakes. Langtang Valley takes you just 19 miles north of Kathmandu and allows you to relish the splendor of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma, and many other mountains in the Langtang range.
The trail to Langtang Valley is enriched with dense alpine forests, extended pastures, mountain valleys, glaciers, and lakes. It all starts in the capital city of Kathmandu. A drive of around eight hours will take us to Syabrubesi, the commencement point of the trek. The trail follows the route of the Langtang River, enters the Langtang Conservation Area, and passes dense forests, villages, and farmlands on the way to Langtang village. Further, we ascend up to Kyanjin Ri, a beautiful viewpoint that offers some incredible views of mountains, glaciers, and Langtang Valley.
Langtang Valley is the major highlight of the Langtang Valley trek. The people of the Tamang community mainly inhabit the valley. The people here follow the Tibetan Buddhist religion, which is more similar to Buddhism in Tibet. As the valley lies close to the Tibetan border, you can find a resemblance in terms of house designs, culture, and people’s lifestyles. The valley is famous for its government-operated cheese factory. You can get an authentic taste of yak cheese in those factories. Kyanjin Gompa, a popular spiritual hub in the Langtang region, is another attraction of Langtang Valley Trek. So, the Langtang Valley trek as a whole is an exciting mixture of natural ecstasy and cultural richness. So, are you ready for this journey with World Alpine Treks?
The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. You will then be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. The representative will inform you shortly about the plans ahead.
Today, we leave Kathmandu and head north towards Syabrubensi. It is around seven hour's drive from Kathmandu via bus/jeep. We take a vehicle and drive along a scenic route full of hills and lush countryside landscapes. On the way, we pass Dhunche and follow a trail that crosses the Trishuli River with a quick glance at Ganesh Himal. Further, we pass villages and farmland and head deep into the region until we reach Syabrubensi. Tonight, we are staying at a guesthouse in Syabrubensi. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Early in the morning, after breakfast, we commence our trekking journey. We leave Ssyabrubensi and follow a trail that takes us to Bhotekoshi Khola and Langtang Khola. We cross suspension bridges over the river and start ascending up to Bamboo. We pass the landslide area and climb up to Ramche which lies on the bank of Langtang River. From Ramche, we take a trail that goes through forests and passes some stunning waterfalls on the way. If lucky, you may encounter some wild species within those forests. We continue through the trail until we reach Lama Hotel. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Lama Hotel (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
We leave Lama Hotel and ascend up along the trail that goes above the Langtang River. As we go up, the beautiful vistas of Langtang Lirung come into sight. As we climb up steeper, we pass the meadows of Ghoda Tabela, which is actually a farm of horses and donkeys. We further continue to a checkpoint from where the trail starts getting more extensive, and we open up to a broad pasture. We can see yak grazing and herders busy with their own stuff. We pass the Tamang settlements, water mills, and prayer wheels along the way to Langtang village. Langtang village is a beautiful village that lies in the shades of the magnificent Himalayas. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Langtang village (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
After breakfast in the guesthouse, we will trek to Kyanijin Gompa. At first, we ascend to Sindum and then to Yamphu. We cross a bridge over the Laja Khola and climb up the moraine to get the first glimpse of Kyanjin Gompa, along with dramatic views of the icefall that flows down from Langtang Lirung. The village is the last settlement area of the Langtang region. We explore the village and interact with people. We can feel the strong influence of the Tibetan Buddhist religion here. After exploring the village, we climb up to Kyanjin Ri for some spectacular views of the mountains in the Langtang region. In the evening (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Today, we embark on our journey back. We take an easy trail downhill through the same path that we had taken earlier. It goes through the lush forests of oak, maple, and rhododendron to Lama Hotel. Even on the way back, we can enjoy some stunning views of the mountains in that region. Tonight, at a guesthouse in Lama Hotel (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
From Lama Hotel, we descend down via the lush countryside landscape and pass various settlement areas and farmlands on the way to Syabrubensi. Tonight, we are staying at a guesthouse in Syabrubensi. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Leaving Syabrubensi, we drive back via the same lush and pristine countryside landscape to the capital city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you can check into the hotel and relax in your hotel room for the rest of the time. Tonight, we are staying at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).
Before a few hours of your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the international terminal of Tribhuwan International Airport. (Inclusive of Breakfast).
|Start Date||End Date||Price||Book|
|September 30, 2023||October 9, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|October 2, 2023||October 11, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|October 9, 2023||October 18, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|October 14, 2023||October 23, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|October 22, 2023||October 31, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|October 29, 2023||November 7, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|November 3, 2023||November 12, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|November 16, 2023||November 25, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|December 7, 2023||December 16, 2023||$720||Book Now|
|January 4, 2024||January 13, 2024||$720||Book Now|
|February 2, 2024||February 11, 2024||$720||Book Now|
|March 3, 2024||March 12, 2024||$720||Book Now|
|March 15, 2024||March 24, 2024||$720||Book Now|
|April 5, 2024||April 14, 2024||$720||Book Now|
|April 19, 2024||April 28, 2024||$720||Book Now|
|April 27, 2024||May 6, 2024||$720||Book Now|
Amazing Langtang Trek
I did a trip-of-a-lifetime trek to the Langtang Valley in Nepal which was spectacular. Deepak was a great guide; finding all the best guest houses to stay, the best food, and walking at the right pace. He was also good company to talk to which is important on a multi-day trek.
I would thoroughly recommend anyone to go to Nepal; such a beautiful country and people!