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 Cherko Ri 4950m, 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: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1400m.) which takes about 7 to 8 hrs by private Jeep.You will depart early for the 7/8 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 03: Syabru Besi (1400m) – Khangjim village 2235m. 3.3hours.
The trail initially crosses the Bhote Koshi River, And continue uphill up to the Khangjim village.
Day 04: Khangjim village – Lama Hotel 2410m. The trekking trail start with uphill about 1.3hrs then start Nepali flat to Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Lama Hotel to 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 06: 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 07: 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. If you are very good fit to walk recommend to hike Cherko Ri 4950m. Fantastic view of Gangchempo, Ganjala, Langsisa, Yela Peak, Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri etc. 7 hrs hike.
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 08: 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 09: Lama Hotel (2450m.) – Syabru Besi 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. trekking trail to Syabru bensi need to follow the Langtang khola ( Langtang River).
Day 10: Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by private Jeep.
Day 11: Free Day.
Day 13: 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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