Langtang Valley Trek – 9 days

17
Jul

Langtang is situated at Rasuwa District. This is north from Kathmandu and bordering of Tibet. Langtang contains wide variety of climatic zone. Four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems. We track back for three days before taking a different route back to Dunche and onwards to Kathmandu.

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Commence with an overland journey to Dunche, the main trading post of the area. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems. We track back for three days before taking a different route back to Dunche and onwards to Kathmandu. This trek is ideal for people not wishing to trek over the Laurebina pass 4610 mtrs.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu / Syabrubesi (1450 m) by local bus. (Approx. 8 hours drive)
From Kathmandu, we drive for approx 8 hours to Syabru Besi. After driving 30 kms, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. We also get to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 02: Trek Syabrubesi / Lama Hotel (2480 m.) – 6 to 7 hrs walk
Trek from Syabru Besi (1600m.) to Lama Hotel (2470m.) which takes about six to seven hours. The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is gradually ascent up to Bamboo passing through Landslide. Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 03: Lama Hotel / Langtang village (3541 m.) – 5 to 6 hrs walk

Langtang Valley is the nearest Himalayan Region from Kathmandu valley, few hours drive from Kathmandu will take you to the beautiful Langtang region. Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with idyllic rural landscape. The people living in the highlands of the Langtang region are certainly Nepalese but being the descendant of the Tibetan origin, they look like the Tibetans. Hence, Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle. Moreover, accompanying with the varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse treks nearby Kathmandu.
The 10 Days Langtang Valley Trek starts with a day’s bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We begin the walk from Syabrubesi. Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about five to six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat,
turnips and barley. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 04: Langtang / Kyangjin Gompa (3900 m.) – 3 hrs walk

Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here, there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 05: Day hiking and back to Kyangjin Gompa
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around. This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 06: Kyangjin Gompa / Langtang Village (3541 m) – 3 hrs walk
From Kyangjin, we retrace our route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. Having lunch at Ghora Tabela, we trek steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 07: Langtang Village / Lama Hotel (2480 m.) – 4 hrs walk
From Langtang Village, we retrace our route following steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 08: Lama Hotel / Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaun (3000 m) and Khangjung – 5 to 6 hrs walk
Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon which takes about five to six hours. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Besi (1600m.). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle. Stay overnight at tea house.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu by local bus.
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus, which takes about eight hours. You drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is through gravel and bumpy road and then well paved road up to Kathmandu.

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Lang tang valley is also known for the rich variety of wildlife like Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, Lungur monkeys, Red pandas etc. Langtang valley has thus been listed as Langtang National Park to protect the rich diversity of the flora and fauna found in this region. Along with the wildlife this region is also popular for its extraordinary landmarks and various religious pilgrims. Langtang is widely popular among the tourist attractions for its scenery and various activities like trekking, climbing, walking or research lots of thing during the trek.

A trek to the Langtang Valley surprises the trekkers with the rare display of ethnic villages, breathtaking nature so rampantly wild but yet serene and so wonderfully stirring imagination and emotions with its rugged but resplendent beauty. This trek will surely attract the nature lovers. The landscape of the valley is full of wilderness with the captivating backdrop of snowy peaks all around. The journey starts from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and ends at Khangjung. Throughout the trekking routes we find a good network of tea house (lodge) facilities and the trek is considered easy to moderate grade.

Autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and Spring(March to May) are the best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are little cold. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for Lang tang valley trek although it will be little colder.

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Trip Facts

  • Group Size:Mini 2 – Max – 12 pax
  • Best Season:Sept – Dec, March – May
  • Trip Code:NT-N225
  • Duration:9 Days Treking
  • Maximum Altitude:3900m
  • Region:Langtang
  • Start:Kathmandu
  • End:Kathmandu
  • Trekking Type:Tea House/Camping
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