Langtang valley trek is one of the most cherished treks to the Langtang region of Nepal. It’s a beautiful combination of wild beauty, wild landscapes, alpine conservation area, Tamang culture, and 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, and the commence point of the trek. The trail follows the route of 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 mostly inhabit the valley. The people here follow the Tibetan Buddhist religion, which is more similar to Buddhist in Tibet. As the valley lies close to the Tibetan border, you can find resemblance in terms of house designs, culture, and people’s lifestyle. The valley is famous for the 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?
Langtang Valley Trek Map:
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 at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.
Today, we leave Kathmandu and head north towards Syabrubensi. It is around seven hours’ drive from Kathmandu via bus/jeep. We take a vehicle and drive along a scenic route full of hills and lush countryside landscape. On the way, we pass Dhunche and follow a trail that crosses the Trishuli river with a quick glance of Ganesh Himal. Further, we pass villages and farmland and head deep into the region until we reach Syabrubensi. Tonight, we stay 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 that lies at 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 to 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 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 mountains in the Langtang region. In the evening, (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
Early in the morning, we pay our visit to Kynajinm gompa. It is an ancient monastery in the Langtang region. After visiting the gompa, we walk towards a government-operated yak cheese factory nearby. Then we hike up to Chokari Ri, which is the highest point of our Langtang valley trek. From the top of the Ri, we will be rewarded with some outstanding views of Langtang Himal and Dorje Lakpa. After spending some time on the Ri, we return to Lantang village for the night. (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 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 stay 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 stay 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)