Langtang Valley Trek
The cultural wealth of the Tamang community along with the beauty of the Langtang Himalayas. Thus, the treks head to the Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient Buddhist monastery and a prominent religious site.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Langtang Valley Trek is a sublime journey that lasts 11 days. As the name suggests, it goes along the Langtang Valley to the north of Kathmandu. Tamangs are the locals of the Langtang Valley and the guardians of the place.
As Tibetan culture begins to prevail further north, the Tibetan-influenced culture welcomes the trekkers. As such, the trek reaches its climax at the Kyanjin Gompa and Tserko Ri (4984m).
The trails on the Langtang Valley Trek are easier and have plenty of tea houses and lodges. The Langtang Valley Trek is best visited during the month of August. So, discover hidden Nepal through Langtang Valley Trek!
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- Airport picks up and drop by private vehicle.
- 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis.
- Kathmandu sightseeing by Private guide and private transportation
- Kathmandu – Dhunche – Kathmandu transportation.
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
- All accommodations in hotel, lodges/tea houses
- An experienced Government licensed guide and porters.
- Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
- Farewell dinner with typical Nepali restaurant
- All government taxes.
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport and meet our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. You can take a quick stroll around Thamel after your arrival. Meanwhile, you can also prepare for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1503m) by private vehicle – 6-7 hrs drive
The 11-day Langtang Valley Trek starts with a drive to the village of Sybrubensi. This Himalayan advent takes us through the serpentine hilly terrain with amazing glimpses of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. Sybrubensi is a lively town with many shops. It is the resting and as well as the starting point for people on the Langtang and Helambu Treks. Overnight in Sybrubensi.
Trek from Sybrubensi to Briddhim (2229m) – 5-6 hrs trek
The trek commences on this day as we now make our way through the dusty roads and dense forests to reach Briddhim. We shall find the forests decorated with rhododendron and pine trees. Briddhim is a small Tamang settlement that is mostly influenced by the Tibetan lifestyle. Taste Syakpa and other delicacies as you enjoy Tamang hospitality. Overnight in Briddhim.
Trek from Briddhim to Lama Hotel (2410m) – 5-6 hrs trek
The road towards the Lama Hotel sees a sudden rise in altitude. As we continue onwards, we can see the dense vegetation and exotic wilderness of the Langtang National Park. We are accompanied by the Langtang River and after we cross it, we shall reach the Lama Hotel. It is a cluster of teahouses right in the middle of the wilderness. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m) – 6-7 hrs trek
After breakfast, we head towards the Langtang village. Leaving Lama Hotel, the trail continues along Langtang River. Passing the meadows through Ghodatabela, you reach Langtang Village. It sits in the lap of the Langtang mountain range and provides travelers with a great taste of local Buddhist culture and natural significance. Spend some time here to relax the mind and body. Overnight in Langtang.
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa (3830m) – 5-6 hrs trek
Our motive for the day is to reach the major landmark of the Langtang Valley, the Kyanjin Gompa. After you exit the Langtang Village, the trail heads to Mundu. Then, we pass the largest Mani wall and Chorten filled paths. This Gompa summarizes the importance and influence of Buddhism in the desolate Himalayas. We can also witness the Langtang range en route to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Hike to Tserko Ri (4984m) – 5-6 hrs trek
A day for acclimatization and exploring awaits us today. We begin the day by heading towards Tserko Ri. We need to cross through yak pastures and some barren lands to reach the summit of Tserko Ri (4984m). From the summit, we can see the gorgeous landscapes and along with it, mountains like the Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). After spending some time there, we head back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Trek from Kyangin to Lama Hotel (2410m) – 6-7 hrs trek
From the Kyanjin Gompa, we shall retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel. We need to do a lot of descending as we trek beside the Langtang River. Along the way, we take a quick lunch break at the Langtang Village. After interacting with the Tamang people, we reach the Lama hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2210m) – 5-6 hrs trek
From the Lama hotel, we take a quick walk through the bamboo forests and Rimche Village. On the way, we can see the dwindling Langtang River and the mighty Bhote Koshi River as well. As we head down, the trail becomes much more beautiful and amazing. Upon arrival in Thulo Syabru, we head to the hotel. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.
Trek from Thulo Syabru to Dhunche (1960m) – 4-5 hrs trek
The trek from Thulo Syabru to Dhunche gives us glimpses of the Trishuli River. We trek through the stone trails until we reach Brabal. After learning local Sherpa culture, we head to Sano Bharkhu. Rest here for a while and then walk along until you reach Dhunche. It is a small bustling town with lodges and shops. Overnight in Dhunche.
Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu by private vehicle – 6-7 hrs drive
Today is the last day of the trek and we shall aim to reach Kathmandu today. We need to cover a distance that exceeds 100 km. The road clings on hillsides and you can observe the panorama of the Himalayas in Ganesh and Gaurishankar ranges. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek
The cultural wealth of the Tamang community along with the beauty of the Langtang Himalayas are the highlights of the trek. The trek heads to the Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient Buddhist monastery and a prominent religious site. Similarly, Langtang Valley Trek also features a mesmerizing display of mountains in Langtang, Ganesh, and Gauri Shankar ranges. Also, the myths and stories of yeti sighting also make the trek pretty adventurous.
Trek at glance
Firstly, the trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. It is followed by a trek from Syabrubensi to Kyanjin Gompa. On the way, you pass many Tamang and Tibetan villages like Lama Hotel, Ghodatabela, and Langtang Village. At Kyanjin Gompa, you explore around the ancient monastery and hike to the top of Tserko Ri (4984m). Thus, it is the perfect viewpoint to relish the sights of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, and Gauri Shankar ranges. Along the trail, you trek through a diverse forest of subtropical to alpine trees through the Langtang National Park. The valley is home to several species like red pandas, Himalayan Tahr, and rhesus monkeys.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Duration of Trip: 11 days
Max altitude: 4984m
Ethnic People: Tamang/Tibetan
Accommodation: Teahouse/Lodges/Guest House
Transportation: Tourist bus/Private Vehicle
Minimum Pax: 2
- Climb to the summit of the Tserko Ri (4984m) and observe the Himalayan panorama
- Visit the Kyanjin Gompa and learn the history of the monastery
- Learn the Tibetan and Tamang culture of the people in the Langtang region
- Witness the mountains in Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar ranges
Yes, Since the trek runs through the national park, trekkers can enjoy sights of the wildlife in the national park. Thus, Red Panda, Himalayan Thar, and Barking Deer are few of the examples. Similarly, the trek is an opportunity to learn about Tamang and Tibetan cultures.