Langtang valley trekking is really a nice trekking. The nature lover and adventure enthusiasts can enjoy this trekking holidays staying at nice guest house accommodation with nice meals.
Langtang valley trek is a moderate level trekking to north of Kathmandu surrounds you with views of soaring snow capped peaks. Running through an area predominately by the Tamang people, it sees far fewer trekkers than the Annapurna and Everest treks. Each trekking day is mostly spent walking alone amongst the mountains and yaks on Langtang valley trekking.
The Langtang valley, known as “valley of glacier” is a beautiful alpine trekking region, north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. This trek is being popularized now like Annapurna and Everest trek due to its peaks, mild climate, easy accessible and of course of the friendly and hospitable Tamang people. They came from Tibet cross over Trans- Himalaya as yak herder following a running yak in ancient time. So even now there could see more Tibetan culture and tradition in Langtang valley trek.
Langtang, the land of Tamang, is rich in its age old religious practices, language and costume. A trekking journey to Langtang offers an opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb some of the small adventure walking peaks in Langtang like Kyanji RI and Tserko RI peaks, and visit Langtang glacier.
Eating and staying at teahouses on the way trek up to Kyanjin gompa(3800m), the highest point of Langtang valley trekking from Syabru besi, the trekking commence point of this trek. Once you be in Kyanjin gompa, the majestic mountains of Langtang Lirung (7246m) to the north, Gang Chhenpo (6388m) to the south and Dorje Lhakpa (69990m) to the east surround you and dominate the Langtang valley. The trek passes through lush forest and the unique settlements Tamang ethnic groups.
Langtang valley trekking is really a good and recommendable trekking for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts to spend some time of your holidays on trekking in Nepal Mountain and Himalayas of Langtang valley will be surely a worthwhile.
In fact, the langtang valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung (7246m), the highest peak in the area. This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country and fascinating unspoiled Sherpa villages. You will trek through the magnificent forests of the Langtang Valley to the alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa. After an (optional) ascent of Kyangjin Ri (peak), where the 360 degree views of the Himalayan mountains are truly spectacular, you can retrace your route back down the valley to Syabru besi and then drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport, we receive you and transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. Short briefing will follow concerning the necessary formalities and your trekking itinerary. Depending upon your arrival time you may spend free time visiting nearby sanctuaries or resting.
Day 2: Sightseeing / Cultural Day in Kathmandu Valley
Kathmandu sightseeing tour visits Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local traditions. There is time to explore the city’s many places of interest on your own or take a rest while trekking permits are finalized. In the evening sample a delicious traditional Nepali dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabru besi (2000m)
We have an early departure for the 7 hour drive to our starting point at the foot of the Langtang Valley. The road takes a spectacular route, climbing high over the ridges to escape the Kathmandu Valley and providing us with a superb panorama of the Himalayan Range, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region that we will soon become better acquainted with.
Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2748m)
Our trail initially crosses the Bhote Kosi, flowing down from Tibet, which is literally only a few kilometres away. We then gradually climb up through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life, to join the trail from Syabru. We follow the river, climbing through uninhabited forest of oak and rhododendron and maybe catching a glimpse of langur monkeys roaming through the trees. We continue climbing along a steep trail to our camp in the forest.
Day 5: Trek to Langtang village (3500m)
Trek up with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest; it starts the nice scenery and landscape of Langtang valley trekking. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighbouring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.
Day 6: Trek to Kyangjin (3800m)
The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions.
Day 7: Rest day in Kyangjin
A day to rest and explore the area. We can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [or ‘peak’ - 4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
Day 8: Trek to Lama Hotel (2784m)
From Kyangjin we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghoda Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.
Day 9: Trek to Syabru besi (2000m)
We continue retracing our steps to Syabru besi, enjoying the glorious forested hills of Nepal.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
Today we conclude the trip with a bus journey back to Kathmandu.