Langtang Valley Trek is an exquisite hike, which happens in the Langtang Valley in the midst of the exotic beauty of the majestic Himalayas. It is the nearest Himalayan region to Kathmandu, which stands as a modal example of how trekking in Langtang destination is, in the exploration of the Himalayas. The valley can also be said to be a valley of glaciers, as it holds some of the most beautiful glaciers in this region. This region is home, mainly to, the Tamangs, Lamas and some other ethnic minorities. It lies to the north of the Kathmandu Valley and shares its border with Tibet. The Langtang National Park is a part of this region, which has some the most wonderful flora and fauna in Nepal. There is much adventure to be had in this region, such as trekking, rafting and climbing. In the trek, one takes part in hiking through traditional ethnic villages and dense forests. One gets to explore the local culture and traditional way of life of the people here. Another attraction is the peak of Langtang-lirung. Other major attractions are prominent glaciers, Kyangin Monastery, Lang Sisa Peak and more. On the hiking expedition, one gets the chance to witness the majestic beauty of Himalayan Peaks such as Langtang Lirung (7246m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Dorge Lakpa (6966m) plus Mountain peaks from the Tibetan side like Mount Himchuli, Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Shishapangma.
Breakfree Adventures, with its tailor-made itinerary pack takes you on a hike of a lifetime to this region. You start with seeing special historical valuable places in Kathmandu and then driven to Syabru Besi to start your hiking adventure. Through dense forest and a few suspension bridges, it’s Lama Hotel being the first stop. Then you continue onto Langtang Village for the next stop. It through the forest here and the majestic Langtang Lirung. Then it is through yak pastures and mani walls on route to Kyanjin Gompa at a soaring height of 3870m and a perfect place to get a bird’s eye view of the Himalayas, glaciers, icefalls and other natural beauties. Then the trail takes you to Tserko Ri to get a spectacular morning Himalayan Sunrise. The hike finally concludes at Syabru Besi and you drive back to Kathmandu.
There is much that one can take away from a hiking trip of this kind. The first being, that the valley of Langtang is the second largest national park which houses a diversification of flora and fauna of various species of animals not found elsewhere like the endangered species of the Red Panda, The Himalayan Thar, Wild Deer, and falcon. You might get lucky to spot a few on the hike to Langtang Valley. In addition to this, is the farmland and the farming methods, so different from the normal styles? Then there are glaciers and peak covered with snow seen in the Tibetan, on the trek. Then there is the Gompa Village of Kyanji at a height of 3800 meters from where you not only get a spectacular look of the Mountain to the north, but glaciers oozing from most along with the form of Buddhism evolved. From the cultural viewpoint, the villages on the way are mostly habituated by the Tamang Community, alongside other communities in relative harmony which shows in the diversified prayer flags, traditional homes, and front open spaces and the very costumes worn. The best part of it all, it is in close proximity to the Kathmandu Valley where within half a day’s ride, you get to the starting point of your hike.
Is Langtang Trek from Kathmandu meant for me?
Sure, like any other hiking in Nepal treks, this is special in the sense, that it is one of the closest to the Kathmandu valley and is short at the same time. The daily hikes that are taken, are moderately comfortable, in which you get to be in the pristine undulating natural environment and get to see not only the cultural aspects but also the mighty Himalayan range, glaciers into addition to the rare species of birds and animals, now on the blink of extinction. It can also said to be an eco-trek, with culture thrown into it. This hike is not only short when time demands that you spend less of it, but also gives much in the short span of time. The plus point of this Langtang trek, is that the hike rejuvenates the body, for the unpolluted and verdure atmosphere it is done in. The outcome, for which, you are physically and spiritually more uplifted.
Break Free Adventures with its Langtang Valley Trek itinerary is design to ensure your high level of security and comfort. We leave no stone unturned, to make this hiking trip a special trekking trip.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Langtang Valley Trek
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1550m) [7-8 Hours’ Drive]
Day 04 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2380m) [5-6 Hours)
Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m) [6-7 Hours)
Day 06 : Explore Langtang Valley
Day 07 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) [3-4 hours]
Day 08 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama hotel [5-6 Hours]
Day 09 : Lama hotel to Syabru Besi (4-5 Hours)
Day 10 : Syabru Besi to Kathmandu (7-8 Hours’ Drive)
Day 11 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination
- Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu
- Scenic drive to Syabru Besi from Kathmandu
- Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living in the Langtang region
- Discover unique Buddhist culture and tradition
- Explore varieties of floras and faunas
- Visit Langtang National Park
- Explore some of the beautiful glaciers of the region
- Explore Langtang Valley
- Catch eye popping views of beautiful peaks of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Gang Chhenpo (6388m), Dorge Lakpa (6966m), Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu etc.
- Explore different monasteries and religious sites
- Ascend Tserko Ri to view the early morning sunrise over the Himalayas