Embedded with countless glacial lakes and sapphire-like ponds, the Langtang region is one of the most beautiful regions in all of Nepal. Home of the Langtang Himal massif, the region is also the abode of many endangered species of animals, like the Red Panda, the Himalayan Thar, and Black Bears as well as a vast array of birds. As the region is bordered by Tibet, its cultural sphere is also heavily influenced by the Tibetan Buddhist diaspora. Thus, the Langtang Valley Trek incorporates all the best facets that the valley has to offer and presents to you a trip of a lifetime!
Langtang Valley Trek starts with a drive to Syabrubensi and the trail continues through the Langtang National Park. Views of the Langtang Himal, sky-scraping over the valley accompany you every step of the way. Embedded with Buddhist monasteries, small Gumbas, and chortens scattered throughout the settlements, We decorated trails with colorful prayer flags hung from suspension bridges, Stupa spires, and tree branches.
The Langtang Trekking presents wonderful ethnic Tibetan Buddhist culture to experience as well, detected in the primary Tamang villages. Moreover, the Langtang valley is also relatively comparatively closer to Kathmandu city and offers an easier way to experience the mountains. With over 70 glaciers of varying sizes, the valley has even earned its name as “the valley of glaciers“.
The region’s natural abundance is also protected under the area covered by the Langtang National Park, Nepal’s first Himalayan national park. Likewise, the Langtang Valley Trek also presents many highlights, such as the vantage point of Tserko Ri (4984m), the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa, and the ethnic Langtang village. Similarly, the trip is filled with grand views of the mountains in the Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Yala Peak ranges.
In addition to the natural and cultural opulence of the trip, we, at High Route Adventure will provide you with the best services. From transportation and meals to guidance and accommodation, you are guaranteed the best. Thus, do book your trip with us at any time! You can also choose from many more packages that we offer!
You may arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport at any time. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our airport representatives. He will help you get transferred to your Hotel. There are no planned activities for the day, thus you may check into your Hotel and relax. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
This day is reserved for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu city. You will visit the city's four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites today. The tour includes visiting the holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath, the Swayambhunath Temple, and the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Each of the sites is revered religious and historical treasure of Nepal, ornamented with beautiful traditional architecture and wood and stone crafts. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you will have a beautiful drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi, going through the countryside where the terrain is filled with vast mustard fields and terrace farms. The village of Syabrubensi is located inside the Langtang National Park, about 80 kilometers from the capital. Situated at the base of a green hill en route to the Langtang village, Syabrubensi presents warm hospitality with plenty of views of beautiful landscapes. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Syabrubensi.
Today's path follows the main road from Syabrubensi to the Bhote Koshi River. Crossing the river via a suspension bridge, the path reaches the village of Old Syabru. Further on from the village, the path reaches the Langtang Khola. The path then veers towards some marvelous waterfalls and steeply climbs up towards Changtang, also popularly known as the Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at the Lama Hotel.
You will follow the Langtang Khola today as well as the path veers by its banks, through the hemlock woods and rhododendron groves towards Gumnachowk and Ghunama. Finally, the path reaches Ghoda Tabela and gradually becomes steep and up-hill. Passing by the village of Thangshyap and Ghumba, you will finally reach the Langtang village. Past the landslide area, the path then traces all the way to Mundu. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Mundu.
The Kyanjin Gompa is situated about a couple of hours away from Mundu. The Gompa is the most important Buddhist temple in the valley and is situated at the base of the Langtang Himal. The red walls of the Gompa contrast greatly with the silver patina of the peak. After you reach Kyanjin, you can explore the monastery and local culture for the rest of the day. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at the Kyanjin Gompa.
This day is reserved for acclimatization. You can explore the surrounding area of the Kyanjin Gompa, which is quite serene and offers pleasantly wonderful views of the mountain peaks. You can also pay a visit to the Tserko Ri (4984m), one of the vantage points of the valley from where the Langtang Mountains can be seen. Moreover, you can also pay a visit to the Cheese Factory or hike to Langshisha Kharka. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Kyanjin Gompa.
Retracing your steps, you will make your way back towards Lama Hotel, winding down the valley and going past the same settlements as you did before. Throughout the trek, you will be in constant company with the Himalayas that flank the valley and decorate the skyline.
From Lama Hotel, you will leisurely make your way back to Syabrubensi, treading the familiar path, going past chortens and stone cairns and pastures laden with yaks and mules. The entire trek on this day runs along the Langtang River to conclude at Syabrubensi. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Syabrubensi.
From Syabrubensi, you will bid goodbye to the Langtang Mountains and drive back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the city, you will be dropped back to your Hotel. As the day does not entail any planned activities, you can explore the local market. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.
Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be dropped off at the airport for your departure.
Nepal is not just famous for its mountains and cultural sites; the country also boasts a variety of delicious cuisines.
The most popular food in Nepal is the Khana set which consists of dal (lentils), Bhat (rice), Tarkari (vegetables), and chutney (picked curry). Another famous dish that you can try out is Momo (meat-filled dumplings). In the cities, you can also choose from a wide range of cuisines.
While trekking, there are great teahouses where you can savor the local delicacies. The teahouses have a local and western food menu which includes a Khana set (Dal Bhat), porridge, soup, instant noodles, oatmeal, bread, eggs, and many more options.
Trek to Langtang Valley, you will spend 3 nights in Kathmandu at a 3-star hotel- Hotel Shankar or similar and 7 nights best available teahouse during the trek. Accommodations in Kathmandu, and on the path area unit are enclosed within the package price.
Trekking in the Langtang region in a "lodge" also known as Tea-House from the early days, which is a typical local inn with minimum western facilities due to harsh terrain, high elevation, and extreme cold conditions. The room has thin walls and is not insulated. Most rooms have two beds with tables in between. The teahouse provides mattresses, pillows, and blankets. You will be staying at the simplest available teahouses while trekking. There is travel by local families & mountain communities. Your room will have an attached bathroom and a hot shower at syabrubeshi. At higher altitudes, only basic facilities are going to be available at the lodge- Wi-Fi service, clean air-conditioned rooms, shared clean bathrooms (western-style toilet), a restaurant, an eating place, and a bar. You would like to pay extra for using Wi-Fi, and electronic devices. You can carry toilet paper rolls. Most teahouses do not have toilet paper in the bathroom.
We arrange the accommodation on a twin-sharing basis. If traveling solo, you will get to share a room with a traveler of the same gender. If you would like to get a single room will be available on request, added cost. While trekking, it's possible to get a single room in Kathmandu at a lower altitude on trekking. At higher altitudes, there are a few lodges that accommodate many trekkers and a single room is not available during the picking season.
The best time to visit Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons.
During the spring season, the Langtang Valley Trek offers stunning views of colorful rhododendron forests in full bloom, with the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Himalayas providing a breathtaking backdrop. The weather is generally clear and dry during this time, making it an ideal time for trekking.
The autumn season is also an excellent time to visit Langtang Valley, as the weather remains clear, and the temperatures are mild, making it perfect for trekking. During this time, the skies are clear, and the visibility is excellent, making it an ideal time to capture stunning views of the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang Himalayas.
It is worth noting that the winter season (December to February) in Langtang Valley can be extremely cold, with heavy snowfall, and the monsoon season (June to August) can bring heavy rain, landslides, and leeches. Therefore, it's recommended to avoid trekking during these seasons.
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