The Langtang Valley sits inside the very first national park located in Nepal — the Langtang National Park. The valley provides some of their most spectacular mountain trekking and scenery close to Kathmandu. Just a Half day driveway north of Kathmandu brings you to the trekking village of Shabrubeshi and the entrance to the valley and National Park.
While hiking locations such as Mount Everest and Annapurna tend to capture the eye of international people, and certainly the majority of trekker amounts, districts like Langtang provide an excellent Himalayan hiking and mountain scenery experience without the impact of high volume trekking groups. This makes that the Langtang Valley certainly one of those”best kept secret” locations that merely some get to see.
The Langtang Valley is only a brief drive north of Kathmandu and so gives a chance for short duration treks to reach high into the heart of the Himalaya Mountain peaks that run over the border between Nepal and Tibet. The valley itself is just a timeless”glaciated valley” from the age of this past ice-age. This leaves trekking over the valley floor super simple. The north eastern, or top end, of the most important valley linking to small busy glaciers grinding their way down the mountain slopes and tributary valleys. This makes that the Langtang Valley this kind of compact, diverse and interesting place to glow. In only a couple of days traverse the low Himalayan foothills and reach active glaciers from the high Himalaya. There are many chances for side-by-side, circuit treks, higher mountain biking traverses and summit climbing all within the beautiful Langtang Valley. This trek pursues one of these chances and reaches on the spectacular high point of Tsergo Ri (5,150m).
This region was influenced by the April 2015 earthquake and portions of their original trekking trail still remain blocked by landslide material. However re-building and trail draining by the local population has been rapid and extensive and also the valley is now open once again for hiking. The very first day of trekking now takes a modified route over the northern valley walls well above the landslide affected areas. This actually offers an chance for fantastic views along the valley and round the glorious Himalaya peaks of the southern Langtang National Park, especially the countless 5,700mpeaks near Naya Kanga (5,844m) along with Pangen Roku (5,930m).
The trek then continues up the Langtang Valley to the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. From here it will be possible to scale even higher on a day trip to vantage points like Tsergo Ri (5,150m) that provide magnificent Himalaya Mountain and valley scenery. This is among the most scenically rewarding treks in Nepal. You have the chance to marvel at countless snow-capped Himalayan summits close at hand and challenge yourself to reach the heart-pounding elevation of 5,150m or 16,900 feet.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Overnight in hotel (1,300m)
Even a Lantang Ri Trekking & Expedition representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to a own hotel. Whenever you’re ready you will be collected from your hotel lobby and driven to your Thamel office at which you will be formally introduced to a trekking guide. We will go through each of your trek destination and arrangements together with you to ensure every detail is in place. We’ll also request the passport, extra passport photographs, travel insurance and every additional details that we could arrange any permits required for your trek in the Langtang National Park.
Day 2: Drive to Syabrubesi Overnight in trekking lodge (1,460m)
The driveway out of Kathmandu into Syabrubesi will need roughly eight hours. You head outside of Kathmandu on the street to Pokhara nevertheless you will exit the street through a place called Galchhi and head north across the banks of Trishuli River. The road then heads up into the Himalayan foothills and winds its way through lots of valleys to reach the busy small town of Dhunche. Here your guide will go to the National Park entrance checkpoint and have your licenses checked and stamped to move further north in to the Langtang National Park. As you head further north a number of those high ridges you cross will provide your very first glimpses of snow clad Himalayan peaks (Ganesh Himal and the Langtang Range). After yet another descend down the valley side you may arrive in Syabrubesi a busy trading and trekking town. There are many trekking lodges here serving trekkers heading towards many regions of the Langtang region. There are also a range of small shops where you may buy some lastminute items for the own toaster. But be sure to can bed and get loads of comfy sleep tomorrow will soon be a significant day.
Day 3: Syabrubeshi into Lama Hotel Overnight in hiking lodge (2,500m)
The first part of today’s rather long walk would be your hardest — so go at your own pace on the rise and your day can find easier. You start with crossing the bridge above Langtang khola just north of Shabrubeshi and the road immediately starts ascending. Once we walk uphill the beautiful dense woods will accompany you along how accompanied by the Langtang River, which we’ll soon be crossing several times. After walking 45 hours we’ll stop for lunch at a spot named Bamboo. After lunch we begin the trek again ascending to Rimche, further continuing towards the Lama Hotel.
Day 4: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. Over Night in hiking lodge (3,450m)
By Rimche you will stick to the original valley-floor hiking trail up the Langtang Valley. Damage to the trekking course have all been virtually repaired and so the walking this and following days will soon be a lot simpler than yesterday. The road takes you through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela at which you will stop for lunch. The trail then continues on and also reaches on the site of Langtang Village, that has been destroyed at the Earthquake of 2015, however the village has been rebuilt just by the side of previous langtang village. Your guide will even say a prayer for all those that expired and you can also wish to put in your prayers and thoughts. You’re currently in the center of the magnificent Langtang Valley and probably feel daunted by the magnitude and power of the hills towering above you on both sides of the valley. This can be a spectacular site.
Day 5: Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa Overnight in hiking lodge (3,817m)
After breakfast, we leave Langtang village hiking on the gradual up hill route on slow pace taking time for you to acclimatize to reach Kyanjing Gompa, a gorgeous village surrounded by alluring snowy peaks including Kyanjing Ri along with Tserko Ri. Throughout the trekking, we all pass the green grassland used for Yak grazing, on the lap of mountains that are breathtaking and cross other little cities Mondoo and Singdum to reach in amazing village Kyanjing for an overnight stay after nearly 5 hours traveling. We could explore the Kyanjing monastery along with Cheese mill where cheese from Yak milk has been made on the standard method.
Day 6: Research around Kyanjin Gompa and climb to Tsergo Ri Overnight in hiking lodge (5,150m)
Now you may rest or explore the valley and river-beds around Kyanjin Gompa. If you feel powerful and don’t have any symptoms of elevation sickness, you may like to take a trek to climb to the very top of Tsergo Ri at 5,150m or 19,600 feet altitude. You ought to consider this ascent very slowly as the atmosphere is thin and also the gradient gets steep. The sexier you’re on your legs, heart and lungs the higher. You’ll go back to Kyanjin Gompa with a few of their most magnificent Himalaya Mountain photos. The opinion in Tsergo Ri will just capture you and you also will not need to leave. Such is the appealing ability of the Himalaya Mountains all across the Langtang Valley.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa into Lama Hotel Overnight in trekking lodge (2,500m)
Now requires still another long walk, as we mind all of the way back to Rimche in only one day — but be assured it is all downhill and that means you’ll be OK. You may find yourself getting faster as you move due to the extra oxygen into each lower-altitude breath.
Day 8: Lama Hotel into Syabrubeshi via Sherapagaon and Khangjim Overnight in trekking lodge (1,460m)
Now you retrace the path along the high valley wall trail to Khangjim and then rapidly down to Shabrubeshi. Time for you to kick off the off hiking boots away and curl up after a fantastic shower.
Day 9: Drive back to Kathmandu Overnight at Hotel (1,300m)
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 10: Final Day – Flight Home (1,300m)