The Langtang valley lies north of the Kathmandu valley, the capital of Nepal and just south of the Tibetan Border. Langtang trekking tours is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal and you find frequent trekking parties going through here. Trekking in Langtang valley offers you the wonderful views of snow-capped mountains, rugged rocks, grassy lands, forested valleys and as well as holy mountain lakes. As well as giving you the chance to explore the typical culture of Tamang and Sherpa people and their tradition. This valley has become more famous since the British mountaineer Bill Tillman described this valley as the most beautiful valley in the world. This trek will start from Syabrubesi, takes about 8 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu. And give you the chance to take in the magnificent views of prominent peaks including Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gangchhenpo (6388m), Dokpu (5930m), Naya Kangri (5846m), Yala Peak (5500m) and many others snow-capped mountains.
On arriving at the Kathmandu international airport you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will welcome you and assist in your transfer to a hotel. They will be available for any questions along the way and will make sure you have the chance to refresh before briefing you on the upcoming trek through the Langtang Valley.
No one should come to Nepal and not have a guided tour of the Historic city of Kathmandu. With so many world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley its worth spending the day walking round, taking photos and basking in the mixture of cultures that make up Kathmandu. You will get chance to visit such pilgrimage sites of Hindus Pashupatinath temple, the world biggest Bouddhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa also known as monkey temple and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with temple, unique architectures and Kumari (living goddess) in central Kathmandu. Then back to the hotel.
Start with a drive along the northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trisuli valley for lunch and on to Syabru village for the overnight. The journey takes around 7 to 7:30 hrs through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages. Staying in a guesthouse overnight at Syabru its worth having a walk to see the magnificent views of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt Kerung of Tibet.
After breakfast trekking starts at your own pace through a trail that ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we’ll stop for lunch. This forested path has well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Another thing to keep your eyes open for is the bee hives hanging from the cliffs above. From here we steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we’ll rest and overnight at a local teahouse.
Today the trail will climb through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of Langtang Lirung before reaching Gumanchok (2800m). From here you follow the trail upwards to Ghora Tabela (2970m) after which it ascends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park where you will spend the night.
The morning hike will start with a gradual ascent up to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). From which you will then cross the Laja Khola and climb up to a moraine for a view of the Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then the trail descends down to Kyanjin Gompa where you will spend the night.
In the morning it’s time to retrace your steps as you head back from the Gompa buts it’s an easy hike downhill. As well as pleasant walk through the rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel where we’ll rest for overnight.
The trail again leads through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birdlife on the route to Thulo Syabru. During the day there is a chance of fantastic views of Mt Ganesh Himal, so close it seems like it’s beside us. It’s easy walking until you reach the riverbank but the last couple of hours is quite steep until you reach Thulo Syabru where you stay the night.
After breakfast you will head down the trail towards Dhunche. This trail is a pleasant walk as you pass through forests path and some old Tamang villages. Where you will arrive in Dhunche in good time, and spend the rest of the day exploring the town which is headquarters of Rasuwa district. As this will be your last night with your trekking crew except trekking guide and they will order you a farewell ceremony, Nepali song and dance, staff members will be allowed to drink to join the party. You may want to try local drink called “Rakshi”, please be aware; it does not taste good and is very strong.
Today you hit the road in the early morning drive to Kathmandu where you should arrive late afternoon then enjoy your rest time on your own.
A traditional small holding in the foothills
Its a hard life being a yak
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