Duration: 13 Days
Starts In: Kathmandu
Ends In: Kathmandu
Maximum altitude: 3,800 m
Trek Type: Tea House
Best Season: March to May; June to Aug
Activity: Sightseeing and trekking/climbing
Transportation: Private car or tourist bus (as per itinerary)
Group Size: 12 pax Maximum
Located only 19 miles to the north of Kathmandu valley and south of Tibetan Border, Langtang valley is one of the ideal places to get closer to the snowy mountains. The Langtang Valley Trek is also known as the glacier trek as the valley is dominated by many snow-capped mountains like the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal range. Langtang valley also encompasses the unique culture and lifestyle of Tamang people, making the trek a fulfilling experience.
The 11-day Langtang Valley Trek is a short and sweet trek away from Kathmandu to experience the wilderness of the Himalayas. The trekking trail mostly passes through densely forested trail filled with oaks, pines, and bamboo trees starting from Sybrubensi. The trek takes through Langtang National Park, a home to a large variety of vegetation and wildlife like Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan Thar, rhesus monkeys, and even the rare red panda. The trek also offers trekkers spectacular view of mountain peaks like Langtang Lirung (7227m), Langtang II (6596m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Gangchempo (6386m), Langshisa Ri (6427m), Naya Kanga (5844m), and many other massive mountains. Trekkers also stumble across waterfalls, rugged rocks, large Mani walls, Chortens, prayers flags, and swift mountain streams. Another highlight of the trek includes Kyanjin Gompa which is an old Buddhist Monastery surrounded by huge mountains. Trekkers also get an opportunity to visit the local cheese factory in Kyanjin. Langtang valley is not only rich scenically but culturally as well, with the majority of community Tamang inhabitants. Trekker also gets a chance to learn about the lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the Tamang people during Langtang Valley Trek.
Expedition Himalaya is one of the finest trekking companies in Nepal which has been running successfully for almost a decade. Our company believes in creating unforgettable memories for all the trekkers from all around the world by providing them with remarkable services. We make sure our clients get the best services from a-one transportation to finest accommodations and experienced guides for the full Himalayan experience.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Upon your landing in Kathmandu, our staff member picks you up at Tribhuvan International Airport. We then transfer you to your hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Rest/Preparation
Today we give you a free day in Kathmandu to take a rest or make any last minute preparation before leaving for the trek. Later in the evening, we discuss briefly regarding the dos and don'ts of the trek. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive Sybrubensi 1470m
Leaving behind the capital city, we drive to Sybrubensi early in the morning, it takes about 7-8 hrs to reach. Moving along the flow of Trishuli River and relishing the view of large green hills, snow-capped mountains, and amazing landscapes, we pass through the town of Dhunche to finally reach the hotel in Sybrubensi. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel 2480m [6 hrs]
Today we start our first day of the trek as we start ascending to Lama Hotel. We move along the flow of Langtang Khola until we cross a suspension bridge. We then enter the densely forested trail filled with rhododendron, pine, bamboo and oak trees. We also come across some ancient monasteries before reaching Lama Hotel. Overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek Langtang 3430m [6-7 hrs]
We trek through the densely forested path filled with rhododendron and pine trees to reach Ghoda Tabela. We then enter Langtang National Park where we may encounter some wild animals if we are lucky enough. We also pass through some villages and stone paved streets till we reach Langtang. Upon reaching the Tamang village of Langtang, we get a mesmerizing view of Langtang Lirung (7227m). Overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Trek Kyanjin Gompa 3870m [4-5 hrs]
Today we trek towards Kyanjin Gompa passing through pasture land where we may get a sight of yak grazing. We also come across water mills, sacred rocks, icefalls, and a large Mani wall made from stone with prayers carved on them before reaching Kyanjin Gompa. In the evening, we will visit the ancient monastery which is considered the most sacred by the Tamangs in Langtang region. The monastery also hosts a stunning panorama of the Langtang range. Overnight at lodge.
Day 07: Rest/exploration
To adjust with the thinning air, we spend our day resting and exploring the areas nearby. We can also take a short hike to Tserko Ri (5000m) to enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Langtang Lirung (7227m), Gangchempo (6386m), Yala Peak (5500m), Yubra (6264m), and several other mountain peaks. After returning from the hike, we can visit the local yak cheese factory and taste the fresh cheese as well. Overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel [6-7 hrs]
Today we retrace our trail back to Lama Hotel. Relishing the stunning view of Langtang Lirung (7227m) in the background, we pass through various Tamang villages and forested paths until we reach Ghoda Tabela. We also stumble across several waterfalls, Chortens, prayers flags, and old monasteries on our way back to Lama Hotel. Overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Trek Sybrubensi [4-5 hrs]
For our last day of the trek, we descend through the dense forest of rhododendron, oak, pine, and bamboo. Enjoying the wilderness and beauty of Langtang, we move alongside Langtang Khola. We cross several suspension bridges over Langtang Khola to finally reach Sybrubensi. Overnight at lodge.
Day 10: Drive Kathmandu
Relishing the view of the roadside, from snowcapped mountains to green hills, rivers, waterfalls and daily activities of the local, we drive back to the capital city in a private jeep. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we transfer you back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 11: Depart Kathmandu
Our team representative drops you at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight hoping to see you again.
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