Go Nepal, Kathmandu Nepal
The valley of Langtang is an excellent short walk that accumulates a lot of punches in a short time. The trail climbs through the Langtang valley from only 1470 m in Syabrubesi to 3870 m in Kyanjin Gompa, following the Langtang Khola River through lush forests and bamboo groves to a collection of pastures, glaciers, alpine peaks along thundering waterfalls, and under stunning snow-capped mountains on the border with Tibet. Although you can reach the Langtang Valley in a day's drive from Kathmandu, this region remains unknown to most hikers. Dominated by the Himalayas of Langtang, this trekking in the valley is relatively short.
Although Langtang Valley Trek is very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang region is as wild as any Tibetan Mountainous region with a peaceful rural landscape. Syabrubesi will be the starting point of the trek. From there, we will follow the Langtang River to the east until we reach Kyanjin Gompa (3,880) and spend the night in one of the hotels. Climbing a gentle slope, we cross spectacular mountains through local villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamang and Sherpa. Then we will find the deciduous forest of rhododendrons and oaks. Once we reach the valley of Langtang, we will find the waved prayer flags, painted in bright colours and the walls of Mani painted with different signs and symbol, where yak shepherds will welcome you on the territory of this high mountain people. Langtang Lirung, Langshisha, Ganja the Peaks are the center of attraction that we can see during the trekking trip in the Langtang Valley.
The Langtang Valley Trek is subject to a constantly changing climate and offers hikers an exceptional diversity of landscapes and cultures. Tamang occupies the area of the Langtang Valley Expedition whose religious practices, their languages and their unique clothing are worth it. According to a legend, a lama following a fleeing yak have discovered the valley Langtang, hence the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more commonly "Dhang" who wants to follow). A variety of attractions including Buddhist monasteries, a cheese factory and a numerous yak makes this trek exciting. There are good opportunities for moderate climbing excursions here, allowing a few extra days to explore the vast glacier system of the magnificent Langtang Valley. On the way, we will see spectacular scenery with an impressive landscape that will make this walk an unforgettable memory.
Langtang Valley Trek Highlights:
1. Picturesque walk in Kathmandu / Syabrubeshi through the Mountainous terrain.
2. The village of Langtang aptly named "the valley of the glaciers".
3. Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa, old Buddhist shrines.
4. Chance to delve into Tibetan-influenced culture.
5. Have a panoramic view of Mt. Langtang-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak.
6. Walking through the rhododendron forest.
7. Diverse flora and fauna.
8. Friendly and amazing people.
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be greeted by a representative of the Taleju Adventure than who will drop you off at the hotel where you staying by. Then we checked into the hotel, we refresh and rest for a while. In the evening, a welcome dinner will be organized by the Taleju Adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 : Kathmandu: sightseeing and trek preparation
Today, after early morning breakfast, we begin a tour to many of Kathmandu's most historical and spiritual attractions. Some of these monuments are considered World Heritage sites, such as the Historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous "Temple of the Monkeys" (Swayambhunath) and the Buddhist Sanctuary (Bouddhanath), which is one of the biggest stupas in the world. At early evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion during which we will meet our trek leader and other team members too. The Taleju Adventure informs you for your hike and gives the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about on our next adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7-8 hours
Today we leave Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village that is also the starting point for treks in the Langtang Valley. Our trip will be on a winding road through frequent switching. On a clear day, we can enjoy an exceptional view of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. Our journey today ends with a descent to the small town of Syabrubesi. Night in Syabrubesi.
Day 4 : Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
After breakfast, we start our trip to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. We ascend and descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend a steep path that will take us to the hotel Lama. Overnight at Hotel Lama.
Day 5 : Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
We continue our ascent from the hotel Lama and enjoy the mountainous landscape with its numerous waterfalls. When we arrive in the green pastures of Ghoda Tabela, we started to see the white peaks of the Langtang Mountain range. Our trail continues through the expanding valley, passing through temporary settlements used by shepherds. We cross a Buddhist monastery before reaching the village of Langtang, which was hit by the earthquake of April 2015. We continue our way towards Mundu. Overnight in Mundu.
Day 6 : Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours
After breakfast, we will start our trip to Kyangjin Gompa, one of the main monasteries in the area. We pass by near water-mills, prayer-wheels, and chortens, with sacred mounds of rock on which were engraved inscriptions. We also cross the largest mani wall in Nepal, made of stones and prayers. After the short walk, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Kyangjin Gompa Buddhist Sanctuary and its surroundings with breathtaking views of the mountains. Night in Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 7 : Acclimatization- Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
We spend the whole day exploring Tserko Ri, which will also help us get used to the altitude. We start early in the morning. The path goes through the yak pastures before climbing to Tserko Ri. The view of the sunrise from the top of Tserko Ri is extraordinary. We will return to Kyangjin Gompa in the afternoon and explore the beautiful monastery while admiring views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks. Night in Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 8 : Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
We start our walk after breakfast and retrace our steps to the Lama Hotel. Most of today's hikes will be downhill as we cross forests and beautiful villages of Tamang. We also enjoy different views of the Himalayas that we missed while climbing. Overnight at hotel Lama.
Day 9 : Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi: 4-5 hours
Basically, here we're going back to Syabrubesi. The walk will be easier because it will involve especially the descent. Night in Syabrubesi.
Day 10 : Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
After breakfast, we return to Kathmandu. We spent the rest of the day packing and perhaps catching up on our last minute souvenir shopping. The Taleju Adventure will celebrate our successful trip to the Langtang Valley with a farewell dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 11 : Final departure
Our adventure in Nepal ends today. A Taleju Adventure representative will take you to the airport about three hours before our scheduled flight. On the way back, you have ample time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
1. Beautiful mountain views on both sides of the valley.
2. A journey through a variety of scenic elements, including tumbling river waters coursing through dense forests, alpine pastures, and yak herds.
3. When being passed by donkeys, always stay on the uphill side of the trail for your own safety.
4. It is not recommended to smoke or consume alcohol at altitudes above 3000 meters.
5. Keep an eye out for altitude sickness symptoms and be open and honest with yourself and your guide about any signs.