Langtang Valley Trek

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:11 Days
  • Trekking Duration:11 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

Nepal’s best kept secrets Langtang valley trek is magical off-the beaten track journey trekking destination that is still uncrouched by the overloading human exploitation. See the unfolding of the enchanting world of mountains right in front of your very eyes.

• Adventurous tea house trek and hike along the beautiful forest, river, waterfalls, valley, landscapes and mountains
• Famous for the rare Red Panda
• Breathtaking views of Ganjala Range, Dorje Lakpa Range, Khemjung Glacier, Langtang Lirung and Yala region
• Visit UNESCO cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu city.
• Visit Kyanjin Gompa and Local cheese factory.

Trip Overview

The Langtang Region is high and wild that reflects the Tibetan highlands in Rasuwa district with tranquil rural landscapes that warm your heart. It is one of the most sought after trekking regions for those short on time and want to do a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas with special interest in Tibetan lifestyles. The local folks residing the highlands of the Langtang region come from Tibetan roots. This region Langtang Valley Trek was once a prime route for trade and commerce with Tibet.

Embraced by the icy glaciers originated from the almighty Himalayas, Langtang region is also known as the Valley of Glaciers. Langtang Valley is literally surrounded by the mountain peaks of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri and Langtang Himal, and this makes it a prime destination for hiking. During the trekking one can observe varieties of rhododendron, dense bamboo forests, and dancing waterfalls and close up views of snowcapped Himalayas which all combine to make Langtang Valley one of the most dissimilar treks that are so close to ancient Kathmandu.

Apart from the natural beauty, Langtang Valley Trek offers the best of the cultural mixture with the Himalayas. The Kyanjin Gompa is believed to be the oldest Buddhist monastery of this region. You can also visit a cheese factory and cheese produced from this factory is a well-known delicacy all over the country.

Langtang valley has slowly but surely recovered from the massive earthquake suffered in 2015 which left thousands dead and millions of worth property damaged, almost to the rubbles and ashes, with not a single pillar left standing in the region. This trekking will give you the opportunity to closely observe the final phase of recovery process and also take part or contribute for so.

Langtang valley trekking starts from Syarbubesi some 6 hours drive away from Kathmandu, located on the banks of the Bhote Koshi River and begin the trek. You will hike through Kyanjin Gompa and then climb Tserko Ri the next day. Next you continue trekking in the beautiful Langtang Valley and reach Gosaikunda. There you pass by a few more lakes on the route and cross the Laurebina Pass. Crossing the pass, your trail to Helambu region begins. Another highlight of our hike is to reach the top of Ama Yangri at 3,800m. The view of the Himalayas from the top of the hill tremendous and can only be matched by that of Poon Hill. You can see the Mt. Shishapangma and the Langtang ranges up close. Continue trekking in the Helambu region for a few more days andyou’re your remarkable journey to the mountains with a drive to Kathmandu.


Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley
  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi 1460m
  • Day 4: Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel 2324m
  • Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m
  • Day 6: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m
  • Day 7: Acclimatization Day: hike to Tserko-Ri 4985m
  • Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2324m
  • Day 9: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulosyabru 2210m
  • Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Thulo Bharkhu and drive to Kathmandu 2030m
  • Day 11: Final Departure

Detail Itinerary

Welcome. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your respective hotels.

Today we start off the day with the tour of Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as Monkey Temple, from where a panoramic view of Kathmandu city can be seen. Then, visit Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple. We will also visit the Hanuman Dhoka palace, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar square. You can later go shopping for the preparation of the trek. Overnight at the hotel

After breakfast, we drive to Syabrubensi, the beginning point for the Langtang Valley Trek. The roads are quite uneven and bumpy yet entertaining. Experience the amazing view of Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m) during the drive by our private land cruiser.

Descend to the camping area and pass the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi River and follow the river towards Thulo Syabru for a while. Continue walking alongside Bhote Koshi River to arrive in Bamboo, and crossing the bamboo forest, climb up to Rimche and then to Lama Hotel with a view of the Langtang range.

After breakfast, we leave Lama Hotel and start to gain elevation. The first part of the trek slowly ascends. We cross different Buddhist Mani walls, Chortens, villages, and forests as we enjoy the tranquil nature. Climb uphill to see Langtang Lirung (7234m) and continue walking towards Ghodatabela. The trail widens and passes few herders' settlements. We might spot a few local birds and white monkeys as we trek inside Langtang National Park to reach the Tamang village of Langtang.

Climb gradually to pass the villages, yak pastures, streams, and moraines to reach Kyanjin. Here, we will visit the ancient Kyanjin Gompa, which holds high cultural values to the Tamang community of Langtang region. Kyanjin Gompa hosts a stunning view of Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Langtang Ri (7205m), Langtang Lirung (7234m), and so on.

Today, we take a hike to Tserko Ri (4985m), the highest altitude of our trek. Walking on a steep rocky trail, we arrive at the top of Tserko Ri for an astonishing view of the Langtang Himal range including Langtang Lirung (7234m), Tserko Peak (5749m), Yala Peak (5500m), and so on. We hike back to Kyanjin Gompa and visit its famous yak cheese factory, if interested, you can taste it too.

After an amazing stay in Kyanjin, we retrace our way back to Lama Hotel. Following Langtang Khola to reach Langtang village and then to reach Ghodatabela. After gradual descend along the trails, we reach back to Lama Hotel for the overnight stay.

We move through Sherpa Gaon where the trails are more gorgeous because of the mesmerizing view of the mountains, green landscapes, and Sherpa and Tamang villages. Descend gradually and then steeply to reach Thulo Syabru.

Early morning, we start our trek on the trail through pine forests until Brabal. Then, descending through the thick forests, we reach Thulo Bharkhu. After lunch, we drive back to Kathmandu via Dhunche and Trishuli. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Our team representative will drop you at Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure.

I would just like to say that our trekking holiday in Langtang National Park & our Bridim homestay with Tsering Lama and his wonderful porters "Lale and Mingmar" was the most memorable, amazing holiday I have ever experienced. The guidance and support given were just so great. My wish is that my Aussie friends join a trek with Dolma Tours one day to experience this amazing country of Nepal. Thank you, Tsering. Your Aussie friends, Tania, Steve & Jesse Pitt

Tania,Steve & Jesse Pitt,

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