Langtang Valley Trek is indeed one of the most popular trekking routes nearby Kathmandu valley. The Langtang region is bordered by Tibet to the North. And was once an important trading route between Nepal and Tibet. Snow-capped mountains enclose this remote valley, and the Langtang Lirung dominate the skyline. Furthermore, this trek is a solitary and peaceful experience amidst beautiful natural and traditional settings. Also, the trail explores the varieties of rhododendron forests and majestic waterfalls along the way. Moreover, the trail also offers you a spectacular sight of the glaciers and mountains.
The Langtang Valley Trekking trail lies in one of the most unspoiled national parks of Nepal. Besides, the national park is home to some rare species of flora and fauna. Those include animals like wild boar, Himalayan black bear, leopard, musk deer, and the red panda. Furthermore, you will also get to experience the typical Tibetan influenced culture of the Tamang people. The Tamang people are the major inhabitants of this region. By religion, they are Buddhist. They have their own culture, tradition, and language. If you are short on time but still want to trek and experience nature and culture, this trek could be ideal for you.
The trek starts with a 7-8 hours drive to Sabrubesi. We begin our trek from the lower region of the Langtang Valley. The trail traverses past small villages, farmlands, and magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and soon arrive at Kyangjin Gompa. You have an optional day at Kyanjin Gompa. On this day you can hike up to Tserko Ri. Also, there is the option for a hike to Kyangjin Ri. The summit provides 360º views of the Himalayan mountains. After enjoying the mountain view, we retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi.
- Explore the UNESCO Heritage Sites around Kathmandu Valley
- Scenic drive through winding mountain road to Syabru Besi
- Verdant forests, high alpine meadows, and yak pastures.
- Visit the oldest Buddhist monastery, Kyanjin Gompa.
- Incredible mountain views from Tserko Ri.
- Visit a local cheese factory at Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa.
- Learn more about the local culture of the Tamang people.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arriving at the airport, meet our representative and transfer to the hotel. You can relax at your hotel or take a short walk to visit the Thamel area as per your arrival time. Evening dinner at a traditional Nepali Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2: In Kathmandu(trek preparation).
Today in the first half, we will visit some of the major UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the city, including Pasupatinath temple, Boudanath Stupa,, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the later part of the day, we shall prepare and plan for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi(1460m/145km/7hrs)
After breakfast, we shall drive along the northwestern hills of Kathmandu. We shall enjoy the Himalayan views, terraced fields and mountainous lifestyle, and countryside along the way. Lunch will be served at Trishuli Bazar, after lunch towards Syabrubesi. Overnight in Sayabrubesi
Day 4: Trek Sybrubasi to Lama Hotel (2470m/6hrs)
This is our first day of the trek. The trail goes along the Langtang river across forests of oak, rhododendron,, and bamboo with the opportunity to spot various wild lives like the yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langurs, and if you are lucky enough, even the elusive red panda. The trail goes along verdant meadows and several Tamang villages, with stunning vista of great Himalayan peaks, and finally ascends through Rimche and reach Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 5: Trek to Langtang village (3,500m/6-7hrs)
After breakfast, we embark, our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along with 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 along the way. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Overnight at Langtang village
Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,800m/3.5hrs)
After breakfast, we start our trek. Today, the trail traverses through yak pastures past mani walls, made from stone with prayers inscribed on them. We cross several of the wooden bridges. Since we are really getting into the high altitudes, we might feel the thin air. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. We can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa and enjoy the beautiful surrounding. Overnight in Kyanjing Gompa.
Day 7: Visit to Tserko Ri and trek back to Lama Hotel: 5-6hrs
Early morning we hike to Tserko Ri (5000m) for sunrise and a fabulous mountain view. After breakfast, proceed to Lama Hotel. Since it is mostly downhill, it will take about 4-5 hours to reach Lama Hotel. The trail goes all the way downhill along the riverside. Pass through the ethnic Tamang settlements, who follow religious and cultural practices similar to that of Tibet. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 8: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi(5hrs)
After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubesi. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. The afternoon is at leisure you can rest and relax. Overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 9: Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we retrace our drive back to Kathmandu with beautiful memories of the Langtang valley trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 10: Free day in Kathmandu
Today enjoy a leisure day in Kathmandu. If you have missed the sightseeing on the first day in Kathmandu, you can request a day's tour of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and other monuments in Kathmandu valley(with extra cost). Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure
Transfer to the airport for your final departure.
- All transfers by private vehicle.
- Accommodation in above listed or similar hotels in Kathmandu and in local village lodges/tea house during the trek.
- Only breakfast during the stay in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
- English speaking local trekking guide along with porter (one porter for every two pax) during the trek.
- Guide, porter and trekking staff insurance.
- All necessary paper work and permit (TIMS/NP fee)
- All Government taxes and service charges.
- Nepal entry visa.
- International flight to and from Kathmandu.
- Lunch and dinner or any other meal not specified above
- Personal Travel Medical Insurance (Covering rescue and evacuation) recommended.
- Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
- Any extra cost incurred due to changing the itinerary, like early return from the trek.
- All other personal expenses not listed in the included section.
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