Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley is another popular trek in Nepal which is nearest Himalayan region to Kathmandu with a several hours of drive from Kathmandu.  This region is wild as Tibetan highlands with rural landscape.  The people and culture are similar to Tibetan as they descended from Tibet a few hundred years ago and still maintain same culture in the region. Moreover, the trek will accompany of varieties of bamboo and rhododendron forest and fascinating waterfalls and Himalayan peaks would make the trek one of the most diverse trek.

The Langtang trek will start with overland journey to Dunche.  We will then spend at least four days of trek through beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin Gompa where we rest for a day and hike up and explore high mountains and glacial systems. Then we trek back to Dunche with different route and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival and Transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu (1340m)
The representative of Nepal Sherpa Treks will assist to give you warm reception at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu upon your arrival and transfer you to check-in at the pre-booked Hotel in Kathmandu for overnight accommodation.
Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Your sightseeing trip will start at 8 or 9 AM in the morning after breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. The major sightseeing attractions are; Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Swoyambhunath (the Monkey temple), and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek with save overnight accommodation with B/B Plan.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabru besi (1450m)
We have an early departure in the morning for the 7 hour drive to our starting point at the foot of the Langtang Valley. The road takes a spectacular route, climbing high over the ridges to escape the Kathmandu Valley and providing us with a superb panorama of the Himalayan Range, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region that we will soon become better acquainted with.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Our trail initially crosses the Bhote Kosi, flowing down from Tibet, which is literally only a few kilometres away. We then gradually climb up through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life, to join the trail from Syabru. We follow the river, climbing through uninhabited forest of oak and rhododendron and maybe catching a glimpse of langur monkeys roaming through the trees. We continue climbing along a steep trail to our camp in the forest.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3510m)
As we continue climbing today there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. 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 neighbouring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin (3810m)
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 acclimatise and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions.

Day 07: Rest day in Kyangjin
A day to rest and explore the area. We 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.

Day 08: Trek to Lama hotel [2470m]
From Kyangjin we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Day 09: Trek to Syabru besi [1460m]
We continue retracing our steps to Syabru besi, enjoying the glorious forested hills of Nepal.

Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
Today we conclude the trip with a bus or private car journey back to Kathmandu.

Day 11:  Final departure to your port of destination
The trip ends, the Nepal Sherpa Treks representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International airport for your final departure from Nepal to your port of destination.

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