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Langtang Valley Trek : To the Valley Of Glaciers!

Langtang valley Trek

Langtang Valley is one of the most distinct and beautiful destinations to trek in Nepal. Also known as the Valley of Glaciers, the region not only stands out for its natural beauty but also for its easy accessibility. From shortest Langtang treks to low altitude treks, it offers many choices for both new and experienced trekkers. Well known for its prominent landmarks like Gosainkunda and Kyanjin Gompa, the valley is cradled by the majestic Langtang Himalayan Range. The peaks of Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Langshisha Ri (7,134 m), Gyanchung Kang (7,952 m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m) are some of the prominent mountains in the region. As such, the shortest Langtang Valley Trek is the best way to experience all these landmarks of the Langtang region.

The Langtang Valley Trek 10 days takes you 49km north of the Kathmandu in the Langtang region. The region forms the northern border of the nation stretching to Tibet. Likewise, it is marked by the raging Trishuli River to the west and the Everest region towards the east. A perfect combination of nature and culture, the Langtang valley is home to the ethnic Tamang group. Boasting rich lineage and history, the glimpses of ancient culture can still be seen on the day to day livelihood of the people even today. Well known for their hospitality, the majority of the populace here are Buddhist.

Apart from the Langtang Valley Trek, there are numerous other ways to enjoy the Langtang region. Langtang Himal Trek, Tamang Heritage Trail Trek, and Gosainkunda Lake Trek are some other treks located in the vicinity of the Langtang Valley Trek. Moreover, autumn from September to November and spring from March to May are the best times to do the Langtang Valley Trek. These seasons offer best weather conditions for trekking as well as relishing the Himalayan scenery.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft)

Day 02: Drive to Sybrubensi (1,450m/4,756 ft)| 6 Hrs

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (Changtang) (2,480m/8,134 ft) |6 Hrs

Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,541m/11,614 ft)| 7 Hrs

Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,900m/12,791 ft)| 4 Hrs

Day 06: Day trip to Tserko Ri (5,184m/17,003 ft)|6 Hrs

Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,134 ft)|7 Hrs

Day 08: Trek to Sybrubensi (1,450m/4,756 ft)|5 Hrs

Day 09: Return Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft) |8 Hrs

Day 10: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft)

Altitude: 1300m/ 4,265ft

Highlights: A cultural journey through the authentic Newari heritage, traditional music, and dances

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals: Dinner

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, our representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport. Thereafter, a short drive will take you to your hotel in the city. Wrapping up all the scheduled activities for the day you are free to head down to the local regions enjoying the pleasant evening.

Day 02: Drive to Sybrubensi (1,450m/4,756 ft)| 6 Hrs

Altitude: 1450m/ 4,756ft

Highlights: Scenic drive heading to Sybrubensi, views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

An early start to the day, we begin our Himalayan adventure heading towards the quaint hamlet of Sybrubensi. The journey is a pleasant one as we take on the winding bends of the Prithvi Highway. Making our way past Nuwakot, we reach Betrawati Bazaar. Further, the drive takes us past Dhunche to reach Sybrubensi.

Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel (Changtang) (2,480m/8,134 ft) |6 Hrs

Altitude: 2,480m/ 8,134ft

Trekking Hours: 6hrs

Highlights: Journey through vibrant Tamang hamlets, the biodiversity of the Langtang National Park

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

From the trail-head at Sybrubensi, the trail takes us on an ascending run heading towards Wangla. Enjoying the natural beauty of the Langtang National Park, we continue our journey to Sherpagaon. Past Sherpagaon, the trail drops to the banks of the Langtang Khola heading towards the hamlet of Rimche. For the final stretch of our journey, we follow the banks of the Langtang Khola towards Lama Hotel.

Day 04: Trek to Langtang village (3,541m/11,614 ft)| 7 Hrs

Altitude: 3,541m/ 11,614ft

Trekking Hours: 7 hrs

Highlights: Accompany the Langtang Khola through the pleasant hilly terrain, chance to spot endangered animals including red pandas

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Continuing our Himalayan adventure the fourth day of Langtang valley trek takes us to the hamlet of Langtang. A center of culture and religion the village is a prominent landmark of the region.

Past Lama Hotel, the trail follows the Langtang Khola due east headed for the hamlet of Changdam. Continuing onto Gumanechok, we enjoy the vista of the lush surrounding coupled with the Himalayan views. Dropping down along the Langtang River, the trail heads towards Ghodatabela beyond which lies the hamlet of Thangshyap. Then, we continue our journey towards Chyamki before climbing onto the Langtang village.

Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,900m/12,791 ft)| 4 Hrs

Altitude: 3,900m/ 12,791ft

Trekking Hours: 4hrs

Highlights: Explore the quaint monastery of Kyanjin, views of the Langtang range, Tibetan culture, and traditions

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Today, we begin our journey early headed for the traditional hamlet of Kyanjin. The day begins with scenic Himalayan views of Langshisha Ri (7,134 m) adorning the horizon as we navigate through the thinning forests in favor of Himalayan wilderness.

Continuing our exploits beside the Langtang Khola, we continue our journey towards Mundu. Taking a brief rest at Mundu, the trail ascends towards Sindum. Past Sindum the final stretch of the trek takes us to Kyanjin Gompa where after a brief rest we tour the Kyanjin Monastery. The century-old heritage boasts ancient artifacts of the Buddhist lineage.

Day 06: Day trip to Tserko Ri (5,184m/17,003 ft)|6 Hrs

Altitude: 5,184m/ 17,003ft

Trekking Hours: 6hrs

Highlights: Witness the true beauty of the Langtang Himalayan range atop the summit of Tserko Ri (4984 m)

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Past Kyanjin, the trail steadily climbs to rocky Himalayan terrain in complete solitary as we reach the foot of Tserko Ri (4,984 m). Navigating through the rocky crevasses, we continue our journey gradually ascending atop the mountain hill. Atop the summit an unforgettable Himalayan panorama awaits us comprising of Langshisha Ri (7,134 m), Ganchenpo (6,669 m), Yala Peak (5,500 m), Naya Khang (5,844 m), Phurbi Gyachu (6,637 m), and the majestic Shishapangma (8,013 m). After enjoying the views of the magnificent Langtang range, we return to Kyanjin.

Alternatively, we can also explore Langshisha Kharka and visit the local cheese factory. Likewise, the nearby Kyanjin Ri (4773 m) is yet another great hiking destination around Kyanjin.

Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m/8,134 ft)|7 Hrs

Altitude: 2,480m/ 8,134ft

Trekking Hours: 7 hrs

Highlights: serene trails through the Langtang National Park, views of the Langtang range

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The beginning of the descending stretch in our Langtang Himal trek the day once again kicks off with a picturesque Himalayan sunrise. After a lovely Himalayan sunrise, we begin our journey heading towards Sindum and Mundu. Alongside the Langtang Khola, we head over to Langtang for a brief rest.

Back within the lush green forests, we head over to Chyamki before dropping down to Thangshyap. Reaching Ghodatabela, the 7-hour journey enters its final stretch continuing to Gumanechok and Changdam before finally stopping at Lama Hotel.

Day 08: Trek to Sybrubensi (1,450m/4,756 ft)|5 Hrs

Altitude: 1,450m/ 4,756ft

Trekking Hours: 5 Hrs

Highlights: Enjoy your final day in the Langtang Valley trekking through quaint hamlets and picturesque terrain

Accommodation: Basic Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Our final day in the Langtang Valley Trek, the trail continues its descending run heading towards Sybrubensi. Alongside the banks of Langtang River, the descending journey is a pleasant one through the Langtang National Park.

Heading over to Rimche, the trail leaves the banks of the Langtang Khola and meets up with the banks of the Trishuli River leading us to Sybrubensi.

Day 09: Return Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265 ft) |8 Hrs

Altitude: 1310m/ 4,298ft

Highlights: A lovely ride back to the capital city accompanied by the Trishuli River

Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 Star Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

An early start to the day begins with a bus ride headed for the capital city of Kathmandu. The journey is a pleasant one as we accompany the banks of the Trishuli River through the winding bends of the Pasang Lhamu Highway.

Away from the Trishuli River, the journey hops onto the Prithvi Highway heading towards Naubise. Wrapping up the 8-hour ride back home, we make our way directly to the hotel.

Day 10: Departure

Altitude: 1300m/ 4,265ft

Meals: Breakfast

Our representatives will drop you down to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

If this trip is getting you interested, you can find the detailed itinerary in the Langtak Trek package of My Everest Trip.

Conclusion:
Langtang valley is the amalgamation of nature and culture; adventurous landmark and the people themselves of that place to live with their ancient Buddhist cultures and tradition still pristine and untouched of the modernization. Langtang valley trek offers various choices for both new and experienced trekkers with easy accessibility. The Langtang region trek allows travelers to acquaintance magnificent view of Langtang range and lovely Himalayan sunrise. All in all, the Langtang region ensures the finest experience of trekking in Nepal with its ravishing mix of nature and culture.