Langtang Valley Trek – Best 8 days Langtang Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Bill Tilman, renowned explorer and mountaineer was not exaggerating when he wrote, “One of the world’s most beautiful valley”; referring to the astounding panorama of mountain ranges, lush green valleys, dense fir and rhododendrons forests inhabiting world’s rarest flora and fauna, that are indigenous to this region.

Langtang valley trek
Langtang valley trek

Although being relatively less strenuous, this trek offers a distinct and rewarding experience to those who dwell through this diverse landscape. Also the fact that this trek is less crowded than popular Annapurna Circuit Trek and Everest Region Trek, while offering similar if not more in terms of natural beauty, cultural heritage and warm hospitality!

Langtang valley lies in central Nepal, almost 30 km north of Kathmandu Valley, the capital of Nepal. ‘Lang’ is Tibetan for lama and ‘Tang’ means follow, so this name is derived from a belief that this place was discovered in ancient times by a Tibetan lama, a follower and teacher of locally practiced Tibetan Buddhism. The influence of Buddhism is quite evident when one passes through the local houses, with traditional architecture unique to this place and numerous Buddhist monasteries(Gompas) that embellish the beauty of these villages.

Langtang valley trek
Beautiful Suspension bridge in Langtang Valley

It is advised that spring and autumn season is the best time to travel this region. The feeling of joy when one is walking through the dense rhododendrons forest, with almost every trees flowering, is something of a natural miracle, a treat to the eyes and an inexplicable tonic to human soul, a reminder that happiness sometimes grows out of trees, in form of these selfless blooming flowers that shower their own tender petals for the visitor of their land.

Langtang valley trek is one of the most famous trekking route of Nepal and connects various trekking routes, Langtang-Helambu, Langtang-Gosaikunda-Chisapani. as well as Tamang Heritage trail.

Overview

This adventurous trek starts with one day’s road journey from the country’s capital Kathmandu. Following the Langtang River Valley upstream, trekkers begin walking from Shyapru Besi (1400m).

Langtang valley trek
Beautiful Langtang Valley from Kyanjin Ri

There is a vast network of trails in this region, but the most popular one is a return journey up the valley to Kyanjin Gompa (3750m). Typically this trek will take from 7-10 days, depending on pace and how long one would like to stay to explore the valley.

Itinerary

You will be welcomed in our country and transferred to the hotel by the vehicle. Small meeting about the trip will be done in the evening.
For about 7-8 hours journey to Langtang Valley, we will leave Kathmandu early in the morning. The road climbs high over ridges as it leaves the Kathmandu Valley, and provides impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region ahead. We drive through the bustling town of Trisuli before climbing towards Dunche and the Langtang National Park. After the town of Dunche it is another hour downhill to Syabru Besi and your lodge for the night.
Today’s trail crosses the Bhote Koshi River which is also famous for rafting activity. It then gradually climbs through sub-tropical forests to join the trail from Syabru Besi, then climbing through uninhabited oak and rhododendron forests. Look out for langur monkeys in the trees. The trail through the forest up to Lama Hotel becomes steep, but the reward is a comfortable bed in a cozy lodge in the small settlement.
Today we will reach Mundu via Langtang village. The trail continues to climb through forest. There is Nepal Army post at Ghora Tabela where the trail emerges from the forest and the mountains loom on the either side of the valley. We will come across the place where Langtang valley once was. The earthquake 2015 hit the Langtang valley very hard. So there is now only a huge rock field. Mundu is now near and the old houses here are a reminder of what all the villages once looked like in this valley. Most of the lodges and homes in this area are now built in a more modern style.
Mundu to Kyanjing Gompa is not that far. With the trekking of not more than 3 hours we will reach Kyanjing Gompa. As we will arrive by lunchtime there is time to take it easy in the afternoon or explore the area. We can also head up the valley towards Langshisha Kharka to see some of the amazing views.
Today we will rest here in Kyanjing Gompa. While trekking it is highly recommended for acclimatization so that our body can cope with the weather and high altitude of Kyanjing Gompa. There is also option to explore Tserko Ri of around 5000m which gives us another beautiful landscape view.
From Kyanjing Gompa we will head back to the route that we followed previously and come back to Lama Hotel for overnight stay.
Continue retracing our steps to Syabru Besi, enjoying the quiet forested hills. We can also, take the spectacular route from Rimche via Sherpa Gaon to Syabru Besi if we believe we still have that energy and time left.
We will drive back to Kathmandu on vehicle.
Day 10 :
Departure!

Includes

  • Pickups and drops from airport(s) and hotel(s)
  • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek on a twin-shared basis
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek
  • Transportation in a comfortable private vehicle
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced guide
  • Porter service charges during the trek
  • All fees for sightseeing including entry fees for visiting temple(s),monument(s), trekking and national parks
  • Trek Venture Nepal duffel bag, and trekking map ( sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work(s) and permit(s)
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

Excludes

  • Trekking equipment, any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks, phone, and Laundry
  • Lunch & Diner Kathmandu except for farewell dinner
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip cancellation cost, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects.
  • Hot Shower
  • Entrance fees temples and monastery etc
  • Tips and Gratuities

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Langtang Valley Trek – Best 8 days Langtang Trek