Trekking in Langtang Valley
Season: Sept – Dec, March – May
Important Note and Optional activitiesPlease note: all the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact us if you have any special requirements or interest.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu / Syabrubesi (1450 m) – 8 hrs drive
Day 02: Trek Syabrubesi / Lama Hotel (2480 m.) – 6 to 7 hrs walk
Day 03: Lama Hotel / Langtang village (3541 m.) – 5 to 6 hrs walk
Day 04: Langtang / Kyangjin Gompa (3900 m.) – 3 hrs walk
Day 05: Day hiking and back to Kyangjin Gompa
Day 06: Kyangjin Gompa / Langtang Village (3541 m) – 3 hrs walk
Day 07: Langtang Village / Lama Hotel (2480 m.) – 4 hrs walk
Day 08: Lama Hotel / Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaun (3000 m) and Khangjung – 5 to 6 hrs walk
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu by local bus.
Langtang valley is another attraction in Rasuwa which is aptly called the valley of glaciers; mountains raise soaring toward the sky. The main ethnic groups here are Sherpa and Tamang whose religious practices, languages and dress are much similar to those of Tibet.
Commence with an overland journey to Syabrubesi. Few hours’ drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, trek starts following the ragging Langtang river across the dense forest of Langtang national park which eventually takes us to Langtang village (3,541m) and Kyanjin Gompa (3,900m). It is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing a short trek in Himalayas of Nepal. Langtang valley is greatly influence by Tibetan lifestyle; locals are the descendant of Tibetan origin. Varieties of Rhododendron, majestic waterfalls, bamboo forests, snow-capped mountains and hair rising landscapes makes you walk a diverse experience. Join us and entertain your adventure life with adventure walk.
|Day 1||Drive Kathmandu / Syabrubesi (1450 m) – 8 hours drive
From Kathmandu, we drive for approx 8 hours to Syabru Beshi. After driving 30 kms, we approach pristine villages on the banks of the river Trishuli. We also get to view the enchanting panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. Stay overnight at tea house.
|Day 2||Trek Syabrubesi / Lama Hotel (2480 m.) – 6 to 7 hrs walk
Today, the first part of our trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. Then the trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through Landslide. Afterwards, our trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. We will have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end our trail we level to the Lama Hotel. En route we could see red pandas, monkey and bear if we are lucky. Stay overnight at tea house.
|Day 3||Lama Hotel / Langtang village (3541 m.) – 5 to 6 hrs walk
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village via Ghora Tabela which takes about five to six hours. As we continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, we can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds.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 neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. Stay overnight at tea house.
|Day 4|| Langtang / Kyangjin Gompa (3900 m.) – 3 hrs walk
Our 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 acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, we can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on. Stay overnight at tea house.
|Day 5||Day hiking and back to Kyangjin Gompa
This is a day to rest and explore the area. Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around. 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. Stay overnight at tea house.
|Day 6|| Kyangjin Gompa / Langtang Village (3541 m) – 3 hrs walk
From Kyangjin, we retrace our route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. Having lunch at Ghora Tabela, we trek steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at tea house.
|Day 7||Langtang Village / Lama Hotel (2480 m.) – 4 hrs walk
From Langtang Village, we retrace our route following steep descent to Lama Hotel. Stay overnight at tea house.
|Day 8||Lama Hotel / Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaun (3000 m) and Khangjung – 5 to 6 hrs walk
Trekking from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaon will take about five to six hours. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Sherpa and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Beshi. The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle. Stay overnight at tea house.
|Day 9||Drive back to Kathmandu
Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu is a pleasant drive, which takes about eight hours. We drive through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Kathmandu. The first part of our drive up to Trishuli Bazaar through gravel and bumpy road and then well paved road up to Kathmandu.