The nearest big trekking destination from Kathmandu is Langtang Valley. The culture has been preserved for thousands of years with magnificent landscape. The Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and is considered best for trekkers seeking stunning landscapes and authentic Nepalese culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful homestay guest house.
2015 earthquake annihilated the valley and lives very badly but people have come back to reclaim their homeland, rebuild their homes and re-establish their lifestyle. Trekkers are heavily encouraged to visit the valley as as this means opportunity to reclaim the spot.
Trekking in this beautiful valley will support the people of Langtang by providing much-needed income to rebuild in a sustainable and secure way.
The trek receives less tourists than Everest and Annapurna so it feels more adventurous. Apart from the spectacular scenery, a visit to the area is an opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of the Tamang people, whose craftsmanship, language, dress and houses bear their uniqueness. Langtang is also known for its many glaciers – of which there are more than 70 of varying sizes – and high altitude lakes that include Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda. The forests in the region have temperate and sub-alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkeys, tahr and pika.
The trek to Langtang valley starts at Syabru Besi which is about 8 hours drive from Kathmandu. Initially the trail ascends a fairly deep densely forested valley which opens up into a wide flower scattered alpine meadow which at times of the year is covered with flowers. The old settlements of Langtang and Kyangjin Gompa are here. Langtang valley trek will suit those with limited time, particularly those with an interest in nature due to the broad range of flora and fauna.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu|
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|NOT INCLUDED||International flight to Nepal
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Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
Essential trip information:
Please note: The trek dates can be viewed on the calendar when booking.
If the treks dates are not your preference, please email us your preferred dates.
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Welcome to the land of Buddha. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our company representative at the arrival gate with your name written on it. You will be then escorted to hotel. You will spend overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
You will meet your group and get a trek brief. This will be your administration day. Also, you will explore around the world heritage sites of Kathmandu. This day is also the day for making all kit ready for the trek.
You will follow the Langtang river and cross bamboo, oak and rhododendron filled forests to Syabrubensi.
The trail crosses to the north bank and climbs steeply for a 30 minutes up through the Langtang gorge before the ascent eases and the valley widens out into an area of fir and rhododendron.
After passing through a few old Tibetan settlements, we eventually descend into the Langtang valley. The houses of Langtang and the neighboring communities have Tibetan-style flat roofs and are surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. The villagers keep herds of yaks and horses to help with their daily life.
Kyanjin Gompa provides views of dramatic icefall flowing from Mt. Langtang Lirung (6781 m) and Mt. Kinshung. From Kyagjing on a clear day you can get good views of Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Langshisha Ri (6427 m), Langtang Lirung (7725 m), Mt. Ganchenpo (6387 m) , Ganga La pass (5130 m) and Mt. Naya Kang (5844 m).
From Kyangjing you retrace your route following the Langtang river to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. For people who fit more fit and are up for a longer walking day you can climb Kyangjing Ri peak ( 4,350 m) which is around an extra three hours of climb. Kyangjing Ri peak provides a much more spectacular view of the mountain peaks seen from Kyangjing.
From Lama Hotel, you retrace your route following the Langtang River to get to Syabrubensi. You have the option to stay in Syabru or drive back 7-8 hours to Kathmandu.
Drive back from Syabrubensi to Kathmandu. Drive will take around 7 to 8 hours. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
About 3 hours prior to your flight time, we transfer you to the airport to fly your onward destination. We were happy to have met you and we will cherish the bonds of our relationship developed with you all over the weeks spent with us in our amazing country Nepal. Our family wishes your best time ahead and wait for your return.
Fixed Dates – Please select your dates on the “book the tour” section
|Sat 1 Sep 18 – Mon 10 Sep 18
Mon 1 Oct 18 – Wed 10 Oct 18