The Langtang Valley is a popular trekking destination and for very good reason! The journey travels up to a pristine, remote valley surrounded by towering peaks. This valley, referred to as The Valley of Glaciers, is considered sacred to Buddhist culture and free of the problems of the world.
This thrilling trek is famous for its astonishing Himalayan scenery and beauty. It is a relatively more gently hike than the other popular regions but the rewards are just as magnificent. The highest settlement that we reach is called, Kyangin Gompa, with a renowned monastery that is very active during local festivals. The breathtaking journey up the valley travels through dense groves of rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower), bamboo, birch, pine and eventually juniper. Along the way, we pass splendid waterfalls and have a chance at see the local wildlife including the Red Panda native to this area. We eventually reach highland meadows with exhilarating views all around!
The journey starts with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu, through the rural villages and fertile hills. We then begin our trek from Syabrubesi, a town at the confluence of the BhoteKosi and Langtang rivers. The route follows the Langtang Khola through lush jungle up idyllic mountain meadows and the astonishing Tamang village of Langtang. We continue to Kyangin Gomba with a monastery, cheese factory and snowy peaks towering above it all. We take a day to explore the glorious surrounding terrain and then make our way back down the valley. On our way back, we take a side route through more scenic villages to the astonishing settlement of Sing Gompa. This village has marvelous views, a cheese factory and a monastery. We descend through pine forests to the road for a pleasant ride back to Kathmandu.
People with more time might consider the Gosaindkund and Helambu trek itinerary. We will be happy to arrange everything to suit your needs for these treks and much more!
Note: After exploring the Langtang Valley there is much more to do in Nepal. If you are interested in other activities such as tours of Pokhara and Lumbini, paragliding, rafting, canyoing, jungle safaris and more then we will be happy to arrange it all for you as a follow-on to this trek.
Day 1:Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2:Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3:Drive to Syabrubesi
Day 4:Trek to Riverside
Day 5:Trek to Ghoretabela
Day 6:Trek to Langtang Village
Day 7:Trek to Kyangjin Gompa
Day 8:Rest day
Day 9:Trek to Lama Hotel
Day 10:Trek to Upper syabru
Day 11:Trek to Singh gompa/Chandanbari
Day 12:Trek to Dunche
Day 13:Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14:International Departure
Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 3Drive to Syabrubesi
Day 4Trek to Riverside
Day 5Trek to Ghoretabela
Day 6Trek to Langtang Village
Day 7Trek to Kyangjin Gompa
Day 8Rest day
Day 9Trek to Lama Hotel
Day 10Trek to Upper syabru
Day 11Trek to Singh gompa/Chandanbari
Day 12Trek to Dunche
Day 13Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14International Departure
You are advised to consider the following equipments as essentials while packing for the Trek.
The gears in the list below are also provided by Himalaya Hikes as a part of your package but if you prefer to use your own private piece, we encourage you to bring your own.
The above itinerary should be taken only as a guide line; since we will be trekking on some of the most remote terrain on earth, it could change due to weather, availability of clean water and campsite, trail or any other unforeseen conditions. In the event of this happening, your senior guide will make the final decision after consulting with the group.