One of the most renowned trekking routes in the Langtang region, Langtang Valley located in north of Kathmandu valley is pertinently called "the valley of glaciers". With an ease of access and wonderful peak scenery, Langtang valley tends to be striking.
Langtang valley trekking rewards you with the view of arresting mountain streams, pine forest, massive snow-capped peaks, grassy meadows scattered with daisies and wild primulas. Langtang valley is also known as the store house of alpine plants. The valley is an elevated and secluded region which is occupied by the Tamang community, whose way of life and culture are similar with those of the Tibetan people.
Besides, Langtang Valley trekking will give you a chance to go through the region of Langtang National park. It is Nepal's first Himalayan national park established in 1976 to protect the wild lives and plants of the region. One of the rare animals, Red panda, is found in this protected area. The park is home for Himalayan black bear, Wild dog, Snow leopard, Ghoral, and over 250 species of birds. Faunas found here include Sal, different varieties of Rhododendron, Alder, Oak forest, Chirpine, Silver fir, Larch, Hemlock birch and many more.
Langtang valley trekking journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Syabrubesi(1,500 m) is the starting point of your trek. The trek will take you through the subtropical forest prior to the valley opening out into alpine pasture and yak meadows. You will observe the splendid views of Langtang Lirung, Pemathang Ri, Langshisha Ri,Dorje Lakpa,Kangchenpo on the way.
Langtang Valley trekking designed by Visit Nepal Tibet Trek and Tours is a perfect pick for both adventure seekers and nature lovers. It is one of the most exciting as well as challenging treks. You can trust Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks as we do not compromise on your safety and comfortability. Make sure to talk to your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks about this incredible trip. Our experienced and qualified guides will assist you on your excellent adventure.
The following program can be tailor made as per your request. We can adjust the program as per your time and interest. Activities such as Rafting, visit to Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, Jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu, etc can be customised in your trip. We can use the morning 8 am flight to Pokhara, which only takes 30 minutes and we can make a short trip to Pokhara after the Langtang Trekking. Please do not hesitate to write to us about your interests and concerns; we will make the itinerary to fit your needs.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will usher you to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and checked into the Hotel. You will have the rest of the day to yourself and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, it will be a drive of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi. All the way through the Bhotekoshi River bank, you will see a number of villages and striking ranges of mountains. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River, you get the amazing view of Ganesh Himal and the lush hills. You will stay the night at a lodge in Syabrubesi.
Today, you officially start your trek to the Langtang Valley. On your way, you pass through the Syabrubesi main road and reach the suspension bridge above the Bhote Koshi which lies to the north of the intersection with Langtang Khola. As you ascend the track, you come across another steel suspension bridge (2000 m.) above the Langrang Khola. The path further leads to the north shore of the Langtang Khola along with the stunning vistas of waterfalls. You then arrive at Changtang commonly known as Lama Hotel where you will stay the night.
Ater breakfast, today you trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m.). Walk for about 2 hours and you reach Ghora Tabela, a small town with trekker’s lodge, shops and a police checkpoint. You pass through the Tamang Villages where you can see prayer flags and prayer wheels. Also, you will be enthralled by the stunning views of the Langtang range. A total of 5-6 hours of trekking and you will arrive at Langtang Village, the headquarter of Langtang National Park. You will rest the night at Trekkers Lodge.
Today, your route gradually moves ahead through the yak rich meadows and long-established villages of Muna to Singdun. You come across a wooden beam bridge and arrive at a wide valley after ascending a moraine. Finally, climbing along the peak passes, you reach Kyanjin Gompa where you will find a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Lodge in Kyanjin will be your accommodation for tonight. 6
To get accustomed with the altitude, you have a rest day today at the glaciated valley of Kyanjin. Kyanjin lies on the lap of Langtang Lirung and is bordered by snowy peaks which are recognized as the world’s closest settlements to glaciers. You can go around, explore Kyanjin and take a rest for your trek tomorrow.
From Kyanjin, you trek back to Lama Hotel, walking along the same route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and then to Ghora Tabela. After having your lunch, you continue your descent to Lama Hotel.
It will be about a 5 hours trek from Lama Hotel to reach Syabrubesi. The upper part of the trail is eye-catching because of the stunning views of mountains and lush hills. The lane is extended through the different Sherpa and Tamang villages. The first half moves slowly down and then abruptly declines to the Syabrubesi (1600m.). Today will be your last day of actual trekking in Langtang.
A drive of about 8 hours from Syabrubesi and you reach Kathmandu; the capital city. You experience an enjoyable ride back with spectacular views of hills, terraces, mountains and villages. You will stay the night at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you will stay in Kathmandu as there might be chances of cancellation or delay of flights. You can either go on a Kathmandu tour or take a rest in the hotel.
Today is the last day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Airport. We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks, wish you a safe journey back home.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment are essential on all the routes that we have described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is the list of some recommended equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots; If it is brand new, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. Track shoes
A pair of track shoes; To wear in the camp or when the boot is wet.
A warm jacket; Fibre fills or down should be adequate. This is essential during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
4. Shirt and Sweaters
Woollen shirts and thick sweaters; these are essential during the winter season (December to February). Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. A lightweight long sleeved t-shirt is suitable for avoiding sunburn.
A pair of trousers; Jeans are not suitable to wear on treks. Cheap, loose, cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof or waterproof trousers are required on all treks going above 10.0 ft.
A tracksuit is comfortable to wear in camp and in the tent. You want to add at least two pairs of loose fitting long shorts or skirts.
Thermal underwear is the best for sleeping during the winter.
8. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve
Choose a high factor sun cream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection. A sunhat having a wide brim should be used which covers your face and neck. A woollen hat is a must during winter.
9. Glove/ Sandal/ Socks
A pair of gloves; Leather with lining and woollen are best, 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in the camp and about 4 pairs of thin and 4 pairs of thick woollen socks are required accordingly.
10. Sleeping Bag
As you do not carry sleeping bags yourself, this can be either synthetic or down but it is a must for all 4 seasons. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there.)
11. Personal First Aid Kit
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhoea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
Equipments and Accessories :
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day. e.g. toiletries, camera, film towel, soap, boots etc.
c) Water bottle
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage
g) Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) Candles and lighter to burn toilet paper
k) Snow gaiters required during winter
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful as a sunshade and when it rains.
m) Trekking map, adequate number of passport photographs
Optionals: rubber bands, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars, a small pillow or headrest, thermoses, an inflatable sleeping mat, etc.