Langtang Valley trekking trail is very close to Kathmandu with most of its residents being Tamangs and pre-Tibetans. Langtang Valley trek trails through the Langtang National Park, the first national park of Nepal with occasional views of some interesting animals and birds. The pure, roaring Langtang River and the region surrounding it, dominated by the Rhododendron, Oak and Pine forests provides a blend of experience of Tibetan lifestyle and wild, rural, scenic landscape and the warm hospitality of the ethnic populations residing there to the trekkers.
Syabrubesi, a beautiful Tamang village, surrounded by hills and the Bhote Koshi River is the starting point of the trek. The Langtang National Park which consists of an accumulation of climates varying between subtropical to alpine, can be seen on the drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. This is followed by a trek to the Langtang village, a village with Tibetan influence. The famous monastery of the region, Kyanging Gompa, a heritage site for Buddhists lies next in the path. From Kyanging Ri the trek trails along with exquisite views of the Langtang and other Tibetan mountains to Chorka Ri which marks the end of the trek. Retracing the same path ends the trek.
Another trail through the Langtang valley can include the viewpoint of the Langtang Ganja La Pass located at a height of 5122m and offering exquisite glimpses of the Langtang Lirung and other Tibetan peaks beyond. Out of the two available trails, this one however is comparatively difficult due to the unavailability of lodging and food facilities, thus making it mandatory to rely upon camping and self cooking. But with a dedicated and experienced group of potters and guides, the trek will give trekkers a never before experience which will leave them wanting for more.
Day 01. Arrival in Kathmandu pick-up at the International airport and take your hotel and free day.
Day 02. Kathmandu City sight seeing, Swayambunath,Bauddhanath, Kahtmandu Darbarsquare, Pashupatinath.
Day 3 – Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1400m.) which takes about 9/10 hours.
You will depart early for the nine/ten hours drive to your starting point at the foot of the Langtang Valley. The drive is spectacular, climbing high over the ridges to get out of the Kathmandu Valley amidst superb panoramic views of the Himalaya, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region that you are soon to become acquainted with.
Day 4 – Syabru Besi (1400m) – Lama Hotel (2450m) 4-5 hours.
The trail initially crosses the Bhote Koshi River, flowing down from Tibet, only a few kilometers away, and then gradually climbs up through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life, to join the trail from Thulo Syabru. You then follow the river by passing Bamboo & climbing though uninhabited forest of oak and rhododendron and perhaps catching a glimpse or two of the langur monkeys up in the trees. You might see the Red Panda & Himalayan Black Bears, if you are lucky enough. You climb along a steep trail to your lodge in the forest. There are few lodges and teashops around this place.
Day 5 – Lama Hotel (2450m.) – Langtang village (3670m.) 5 hours, 1120m.
As you continue climbing you get occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7245m.) between the trees. At Ghore Tabela (3000m) the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now there is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabited. 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 you 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 where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley are planted.
Day 6 – Langtang village (3670m.) Kyangjin Gompa (3900m.) 2 .2 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. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory here. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting with snowy peaks surrounding you in all directions. You can enjoy panoramic views of Kyangjin Ri (4750m.), Tsergo Ri (5000m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m.) and so on.
Day 7 – Exploration day in Kyangjin.
It is a day to 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.
Note: There is an alternative option to do a side trip to Langshisa Kharka (4,130m.) from Kyangjin Gompa which takes about 7-8 Hours & it covers about 24 Kilometers in Distance.
Day 8 – Kyangjin Gompa (3900m.)- Lama Hotel (2450m.) 5 hours.
From Kyangjin you retrace your steps, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghore Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep Descend to Lama Hotel.
Day 9 – Lama Hotel (2450m.) – Thulo Syabru (2350m.) 5 hours.
You continue retracing your steps part of the way to Thulo Syabru, but it branches off to the left up a steep path through forest to when suddenly a view of Syabru and its extensive area of terraced fields become visible. An undulating path brings you to this fascinating village where each house is set above its neighbor, in a long line up to the very crest of the ridge. It’s a great place to wander about, observing the Tamang way of life, admiring the beautifully carved wooden windows or simply relaxing in the sun.
Day 10 – Thulo Syabru (2350m.) Sing Gompa (3330m) 5 hours.
From Thulo Syabru it is a steep climb through forests of oak, fir and rhododendron to the top of a ridge. From here it is only a short Descend to Sing Gompa. There is a Buddhist monastery and a small cheese factory here.
Day 11: Thulo Syabru to Dhunche(1960m) 6 hrs.
Day 12: Dhunche to Kathmandu by bus or Private transport.
Day 13: Free Day.
Day 14: Final Departure day.
# Transportation from Kathmandu airport pick-up and drop. Kathmandu to Dunche,Syabrubensi-Kathmandu.
# Langtang National Park fees and Tims Card. Entrance fee during the city tours.
# City tours Guide and Trekking guide and Porter( 2persons=1 porter)
# Salaryand Meals of city tours guide and trekking Guide and porters with Assistant guide.
# Accomodations during the trekking and 4 nights in Kathmandu with breakfast.
# Insurance for Guide and porters with Assistand guide.
# Bar bills and Hard and sofr drinks.
# no any meals during the trekking.
# Emergency recque helicopter.
# Hot shower,personal medication and lundry service. and Phone call/internet etc.
# Tipping for guide and porters.
TREKKING SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT UP TO 5,500m.
1 pair strong mountain /hiking boots
1 Sleeping bag(comfortable to 15C)
1 Medium/Large rucksack/backpack
1 Down Jacket/all weather Anorak
1 Light water & windproof jacket
1 Pair waterproof gaiters/ overtrouser
1 or 2 1-litre water bottles.
1 Inner sleeping sheet.
1 Torch/Flashlight and spare bastteries.
2 Long sleeve cotton shirts
1 Medium sized towel
1 Washing kit:Inlude personal toiletries,Talcum power
Moleskin for blisters
Bio degradable soap/shampoo
Any personal medication
1 Pair shorts.
1 Fleece/warm sweater
1 Pair sports shoes/sandals
2 Pair lightweight trousers
1 Sweatshirt/light sweater
1 Small day pack
2 Pairs light socks
3 Pairs heavy wool socks
1 cotton Headscarf/bandanna
1 Warm hat/Gloves(waterproof)
1Sunglasses and sunhat
1 Money belt
3/4 Plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Water purification tablets/solution(Preferably Iodine)
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