"Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.” – David McCullough Jr.
The Langtang Valley trek is a trek with real heart. The Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and was once the darling of trekkers seeking stunning landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful homestay guest houses — all within easy reach of Kathmandu.
However, the Langtang Valley is almost devoid of visitors these days as the people of Langtang are continuing to rebuild their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Survivors of the landslides caused by the earthquake were forced to leave the valley, but now they have come back to reclaim their homeland, rebuild their homes and re-establish their farms.
Trekking in this beautiful valley will support the people of Langtang by providing much-needed income to rebuild in a sustainable and secure way. This is not charity; this is the business end of sustainable travel, where your travel choices can respectfully support local people while preserving their dignity, their culture and their way of life. Be wowed by nature, be humbled by the human spirit and be a part of local solutions when you choose to trek in Langtang.
The trek starts at the small town of Syabru Besi. You will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery). After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyangjin Ri (4773m), where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains are truly spectacular, you retrace your route back down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.
If time is limited and money isn’t an issue, consider adding a helicopter ride out from Kyanjin. Not only will this shorten the trip significantly and prevent you from needing to retrace your route, but you’ll have unforgettable views that can’t be had any other way.
If you're interested in doing the Langtang trek, connect with one of our local specialists in Nepal who can organize the trek for you. You'll have an experienced licensed guide, a well thought through itinerary, and the flexibility during the trek to move at your own pace.
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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft). Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you with the garland of flower and assists to transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu. After time to get refreshed, evening you'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the Thamel-heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Kathmandu valley sight seeing tours and preparation for trek. The capital, Kathmandu valley itself, is a big storehouse of exclusive natural, cultural and historical sites. Therefore, today, we take you on a few hour tours to the major attractions of Kathmandu valley. After spending few hours observing these wonderful sites, we again meet for a few hours to finalize your clothing and trekking gears (down jacket, trekking boots, sleeping bags etc.) required during the trek. The night will be spent at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi : 171km 7-8 hrs. After breakfast, you will catch a bus or the jeep and drive to Syaprubensi, the starting point of our journey. Passing some historically and commercially significant settlements, hills, lustrous woodlands, you will reach spending around 6-7 hours. Some dazzling settlements, lavish vegetation, diverse landscapes are some of the attractions of the journey today. The road is mostly black-topped, graveled and sometimes bumpy as well. Reaching there, you can check in one of the lodges. Rest of the day, you can stroll around the village exploring therearound.
Day 04 : Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m) : 6hrs walk. We begin our trek from today. Initially passing via the village, we reach the river and cross it via a suspension bridge. Climbing uphill we reach Langtang Khola passing some deep woodlands, we reach Bamboo. Ascending gradually, we encounter diverse flora and fauna before reaching Lama Hotel. Around here, you can explore Tibetan culture, tradition and the way of living there.
Day 05 : Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley (3420m) : 6 hrs walk. Our 5th day starts ascending gently upwards to the Langtang Khola. As you reach further, the trail becomes steeper. But you shall have the mesmerizing views of the Langtang Lirung from different angles. Continuing the journey, we reach the big pasturelands of Ghoda-Tabela. You can see several lodges and a police check post there. Marching further, we reach to a wide valley. As we reach Langtang Village, we can see some yak pastures, scattered Tamang settlements, colorful prayer flags, and some prayer wheels. Langtang village, the headquarter of Langtang National Park contains Tibetan styled flat-roofed houses, some lodges, teahouses and cultivated lands where farmers grow buckwheat, potatoes barley, wheat, turnips, and several others.
Day 06 : Trek Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3880m) : 3hrs wal] and explore around. After breakfast, we head towards Kyanjin Gompa, which is situated around 7 km away from the Langtang Village. The trail winds via villages, flats, ascends, descends, prayer flags, Mani walls, chortens, some settlements and many more. Passing some streams and wooden cantilever bridges make your journey more adventurous and memorable. Continuing the journey, we will finally reach to you can Kyanjin Gompa. On the way, you can observe dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung as well.
Day 07 : Trek Kyanjin Gompa to Lama hotel (2480m) : 6hrs walk. We will see incredible perspectives on transcending mountains that you will have missed ascending upwards as we make our way back to Lama Hotel. Taking additional time, you can walk gradually to take in the entirety of the beautiful delights. Overnight at Guesthouse | Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Day 08 : Trek Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi :5hrs walk. After breakfast, we set our next journey towards Thulo Syanru today. Initially, we head downhill reaching Pairo. Crossing the river there, we hike uphill via some beautiful Tamang settlements, peaceful and beautiful trials. Passing via the pine and juniper trees, you can view different birds and animals like Red Panda, peasants, and many others. Next, you will view the Langtang ranges vividly throughout the journey.
Day 09 : Drive back Syabrubesi to Kathmandu : 171km /7-8hrs. A beautiful drive back to Kathmandu by jeep will be experienced, which takes around 7-8 Hours. Overnight Stay at Hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast, and Lunch included.
Day10 : Final Departure / Move to next plan. Around 3 hours before your scheduled flight, Nepal Hiking Team’s airport representative will take you to the air terminal, from where you will leave for your flight, ideally with superb recollections of the trek.
Basically, this trek is exciting with picturesque views of the beautiful village that lies within the Langtang National Park. Langtang is the best vacation spot for regular and novice trekkers, and I am sure it will be your unforgettable lifetime experience.
Nepal is unforgettable! My husband & I recently did the Langtang valley trek in mid March with Mountain Mate Trek. This is our 2nd trek with the same company.