Nepal, the beautiful Himalayan nation has many prodigious trekking routes. Among many such destinations, one of the extremely rewarding places is Langtang Valley. It is a narrow valley in the south of the Tibetan border and north of Kathmandu. The proximity to the capital makes the region easily approachable. The natural and cultural beauty of the place captivates thousands of tourists each year.
Langtang trek includes exploring the area such as Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda, and Helambu. The three major destinations of the trek offer great variation in nature, ethnic groups, and the culture. This trek mergers the visit to the remote and beautiful valley of Langtang with the high held mountain lakes such as Gosaikunda. Similarly, you get to climb the small peaks and explore the holy lakes situated in the lower-elevation.
Gosainkunda premises have other pristine lakes to visit- Ganesh Kunda and Saraswatikunda, These lakes carry an important belief among Hindu people. Thousands of Hindu people from different parts of the world visit the lake as a pilgrimage site.
The Rocky and snow capped mountains peaks and the hours of a walk along the alpine and rhododendron forest will amaze you. Along with that, one gets to witness wildlife and nature like never before. The pristine environment and the serenity of the place will ease all of your worries. You get to visit the holy lakes, beautiful waterfalls, and the opportunity to bathe in hot springs.
Our Langtang valley 14 Day trek offers excellent views of Himalayan ranges including Ganesh, Gaurishanker, Langtang, Annapurna, Rolwaling range, Manaslu, and even Everest on a clear day. This journey is pleasant and exciting with enough time to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas. The region of trek falls into Langtang National Park. Thus, one gets to explore the unique bio-diversity of the place. The region homes the sub-tropical vegetation for the most part. In some parts, you will also witness the rear alpine vegetation. You get to encounter some rare animals such as Red panda, Himalayan black bear, Musk deer, and Pika during the trek.
The Langtang region is inhabited by Tamangs and Tibetans. They share a similar taste in religion, clothing, and language. You also get to explore the very interesting villages of Sherpas and learn about their lifestyle. As you live in the typical tea houses, you get to interact with them. Getting to learn about the culture and lifestyle of the mountain people is one of the biggest plus of the trek.
The trek to Langtang is possible during any time of the year. Trekking in the months of autumn (September to November) is prodigious due to the clear sky. Spring (March to May) is another best month due to the colourful blooms in the forests. Winter trek can be difficult due to the heavy snowfall. Monsoon trek is still possible with the right kind of gear and flexible itinerary. The trek to Langtang is moderately hard. Anyone with sound health and fair physical fitness can complete the trek. Even the inexperienced trekkers can make it.
Langtang trekking region is less crowded than other classic treks like Everest and Annapurna region. So you can enjoy the solitude and beauty of the region all by yourself. This combined trek to Langtang Gosainkunda and Helambu covers different wonders of nature.
The journey to the Langtang Valley begins from the Kathmandu Valley. About 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu takes you to the place called Syabru Besi. This is where our trek begins. First, we trek to Lama Hotel and then to Langtang village via Ghore Tabela. We will take some rest and explore the Kyangjin Gompa. We then trek down to Thulo Syabru, Kutumsang, Chisopani, and then to Sundarijal.
As you land in Kathmandu international airport, our representative will receive you. After welcoming you to Nepal, the staff will escort you to the hotel in a private vehicle. In the drive of about 30 minutes, enjoy the view of the street of Kathmandu. After checking in the hotel, freshen up from the long travel. Then, you can explore the areas near the hotel. You can also do some shopping around the place. Our guide can help you with shopping as well. In the evening, we arrange a welcome dinner for you. This will be our first meal as a team. You will get a short brief about the Langtang Trek. Later, you can enjoy the nightlife of Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu
After early morning breakfast, our guide picks you from your hotel. Then, we begin our drive from Kathmandu. The trek to Syabru Besi takes about 9 hours. We head north of Kathmandu as we driving through the scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas. Passing via Dhunche, we reach Syabru Besi. While driving along the bank of Trishuli, you might catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, green hills, and terraces. The long drive can be tiresome, but the beautiful views will keep you relaxed. As you reach Syabru Besi, you check-in to your first tea house. Stay overnight Syabru Besi
Today, we commence the trek after breakfast. The initial part of the path crosses via Bhote Koshi. Then our trail follows the Langtang Khola. Then, we gradually ascend to the forest of Bamboo passing through landslide. Trekking down gently to Rimche through Bamboo takes us to the bank of Langtang Khola. In the route, you might encounter the red pandas, bears, and monkeys. The overall trek shouldn’t take us more than six hours. This is the initial part of the journey and is comparatively easier. We stop over a tea house in Lama Hotel that provides some basic facilities for dinner and night’s sleep. Overnight in Lama Hotel
We wake up early in the morning to enjoy the clear view of the mountain vistas. As you continue walking, occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung is visible between the trees. The initial part of the climb to Ghora Tabela can be quite tough. At Ghora Tabela the path emerges from the forest. Here, we might encounter some white monkeys and local birds. After some rest, we move ahead of the place. The path continues as the valley widens and passes a few temporary settlements. These places are used by herders to bring the livestock to graze in the pastures land during the summer months. After about six hours of walk, we arrive at Langtang Village. The village of Langtang has a monastery we can visit. The Langtang village is the centre of the Langtang National Park. The houses suited in the village of Langtang is a flat-roofed Tibetan style. The houses are surrounded by the stone walls- enclosing by the fields of buckwheat, wheat, potatoes, turnips, and barley. You can take our time to explore the village. Overnight in Langtang Village
Today is a short day of the climb. You can walk slowly and let your body have enough rest. We begin the walk after breakfast in the morning. The path climbs through the small villages and different yak pastures. Eventually, the valley opens to give more extensive views. After crossing the different small streams and moraines, the path reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Kyangjin has a small monastery that we can visit. There is also a government-operated cheese factory in the place. We arrive at Kyangjin at lunchtime. You can take enough time to explore the area. At this point, you get to enjoy the panoramic view of Langtang Ri (6370m.), Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on. For the rest of the day, we will enjoy some rest. You can also walk to the moraine to witness the spectacular views of tumbling glaciers or ascend via Kyangjin Ri. After enjoying the breath-taking view of the Langtang peaks, we walk back to Kyangjin. Overnight in Kyangjin
After exploring Kyangjin, we retrace our route back. Following the path to Langtang Khola, we reach to Langtang village. This will take us about an hour. Here, we stop for some rest before heading to Ghora Tabela. On the trail, the panoramic views of the mountain vistas will accompany us. Occasionally, we pass through the forests. After lunch, you continue the path of steep descent to Lama Hotel. Since we have already known this place, we will rest in our tea house. Overnight in Lama hotel
We commence our day with a climb to the Rimche Village. Then, we walk down to the banks of the Langtang Khola. Continuing on a path to Bamboo, we ascend to Landslide Lodge. After walking for some time, we stop for lunch. Then, we continue to walk towards Thulo Syabru. After crossing a bridge, we can see two distinct paths. We follow the trail that passes by Pahare hotel. Here, we can see the waterfall at 2,210 m. Then we walk to Thulo Syabru. Overnight in Thulo Syabru
Today is the very short day of the walk. It is not important to reach Gosaikunda in this day because of the steady gain. The slow walk also helps us acclimatise to the high altitude. After trekking for some time, we pass by a Chorten and a checkpoint. Then, we move to the south as you pass Garta Village. We will also visit the Phulung Monastery before we reach Shin Gompa. Here, there are many beautiful tea houses where we can stop for lunch. Overnight at Sing Gompa (Shin Gompa)
For the initial hours of the day, we follow a trail with dramatic views. In the west, there is a Himal Chuli (7,893m), Ganesh Himal (7,406m), and Manaslu (8,156m). On a clear day, you can also see the Annapurna range rising high. To the north, there is a Langtang Lirung. The walk to the top of Lauribinayak La can be tough due to the steep trail. From the top, the view is stunning. Passing a few huts located in the high pastures of Laurebina, we cross a small ridge. This is where we get the first glimpse of the holy lakes. About a dozen lakes are visible in the Gosainkunda Basin. Lakes such as Bharab Kunda, Saraswatikunda, and Gosainkunda are visible. We walk down to Gosaikunda and explore the place. After getting refreshed, we visit all the nearby areas. Overnight in Gosainkunda
We wake up early in the morning and enjoy our breakfast. In the morning, the view of lakes and the giant Himalayan Peak in the mountain is even more prodigious. We will take our time to enjoy the pristine view of nature. Then we leave Gosainkunda as we climb through the rugged country. We walk past four other small lakes in the Laurebina La. The top of the path at 4,610m is the highest point of the trek. As we stop for some rest, we get the spectacular views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. We enjoy the familiar view of Langtang Lirung as we walk. Then, we descend to camp that is near Ghopte. Overnight in Ghopte
In the morning, we enjoy the spectacular view from Ghopte. The initial ascends through the rhododendron; oak and the bamboo forest take us to Tharepati. From Tharepati, the path descends on the pine and rhododendron forest to Kutumsang. This is a beautiful Sherpa village that lies within the Helambu Valley. Here, we can get the spectacular view of Langtang, Numbur, Jugal, Gaurishankar and many other peaks. We can interact with the local people over the village and learn about their lifestyle. Sherpa is the ethnic group of the Himalayan region who are known as “King of mountains”. Overnight in Kutumsang
The trek for the day begins after breakfast. From Kutumsang, we climb a pass of about 2,620m. Then, we descend to Gul Bhanjyang. Gul Bhanjyang homes the Tamang ethnic group. Further, we ascend to a ridge witnessing the splendid views. We can see the Annapurna and Manaslu that starches in on the West and Numbur on the East. Then, we descend on the ridge down to Pati Bhanjyang. This is another Tamang village that has a few shops and a checkpoint. Another one and a half-hour of climb take us to Chisopani. This is an excellent viewpoint where we can witness many snow capped mountain peaks. Overnight in Chisopani
Leaving Chisopani, the path passes on meadows above the cultivated fields. Then, we climb on the Oak and Rhododendron forest. The path then takes us to Burlang Bhanjyang. Then, we get the magnificent views of Annapurna on the West and Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Numbur on the East. The ridge show Kathmandu Valley on the North. Now, we descend steeply on the dense forest of pine, rhododendron, and oak to cross a dam. We follow a water pipe which supplies water for most of the Kathmandu Valley. Soon, we reach down into Sundarijal. This place is famous as a picnic spot for internal tourists. From Sundarijal, we drive back to Kathmandu. The drive in a private vehicle shows most of the Kathmandu Valley. In the evening, we can do some last-minute shopping in the Thamel. Thamel has some great collection of arts and crafts that could be the gift for yourself and your loved ones. Then, we will together enjoy the farewell dinner. We will celebrate the wonderful journey we accomplished as a team. After that, you can celebrate the nightlife of the Thamel area. Overnight in Kathmandu
This is your last morning in this land of Himalayan wonders. You can enjoy the last meal in Kathmandu. As per your flight schedule, our staff will drop you to the airport three hours before the flight time. After waving goodbye to each other, our wonderful journey ends here. You return with all the beautiful memories of this Himalayan Nation. We wish a safe journey towards homeward.
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