Langtang Trek with Local Company of Nepal
Langtang Trek, also called Langtang Valley Trek, is one of the very popular scenic hiking tours for a close-up view of the Himalayas. Langtang is also the nearest hiking trail from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Langtang Valley is like heaven surrounds by majestic Himalayan peaks. It is located inside Langtang National Park.
Langtang trek provides an opportunity to explore beautiful mountain villages inhabited by Tamang People. Tamang is one of the major ethnic communities in Nepal. The lifestyle of Tamangs who live in the Langtang area is highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhist culture. Another attraction of this route is you can visit Himalayan glaciers from a lower altitude place. From the Langtang Valley trek, you can experience the outstanding views of Mount Langtang Lirung (7246 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6966 meters), Gang Cheenpo (6388 meters), and Ganesh Himal (7429 meters).
About the origin of the name ‘Langtang’ of that place, locals tell an interesting legend. According to the legend, in ancient times, one of the Buddhist monks called Lama lost his yak. When in search of yak he discovered this beautiful valley. In the Tibetan language, the word ‘Lang’ means ‘yak’ and ‘tang’ means ‘to follow’. As this valley was found when the following yak, later this place called Langtang. In the upper part of this valley, we find lots of yaks. They are grazing in an open meadow.
Syabru Besi is the gateway to Langtang Valley trekking. From Syaphrubeshi the trail swings north into the Langtang valley crossing the river several times along with oak and rhododendron forests. Upon reaching Langtang Valley firstly, you visit Langtang village. Afterward, the trail moves towards Kyanjin Gompa crossing through the glacial moraine.
Kyanjin Gompa is the last place on this trek. From Kyanjin Gompa, you hike up to Tsergo Ri (4984m), the highest elevation of this trip. It offers spectacular views of the Himalayan panorama with glaciers. Then, you retrace your footsteps to Syabrubesi. From Syabrubesi you drive back to Kathmandu.
In summary, the major highlights of Langtang Trek are as below:
• Enjoy a scenic drive along the bank of the Trishuli River
• Cultural and scenic trekking route
• Exploring an ancient Buddhist monastery & cheese factory in Kyanjing Gompa
• Panoramic view of Langtang Himalayan range from the top of the Kyangjin Ri/ Tsergo Ri
• Experience the interesting Tibetan-style lifestyle of the Tamang people
• Explore the Himalayas glacier nearby Kyanin Gompa
• Trek through Langtang National Park
• Easy to the moderate trekking route
EXCELLENT HIMALAYA: RECOMMENDED TREKKING OPERATOR FOR LANGTANG TREK
Excellent Himalaya Trek is recognized as the recommended operator of Langtang Trek as this company is run by local tourism experts and Sherpas who live in Nepal. We are also authorized by the Tourism Ministry of the Nepal Government, to organize Langtang Valley Trek for all people from around the world.
Our salient features are as below by which all the people trust us as the best local trekking agency in Nepal:
Run by Local Experts: As a local travel operator, we know well about the route and its surroundings. We know the best way of trekking and touring here and get you also the same way.
Trustworthy: We are a trustworthy Trekking and Expedition Company in the sense that we are operating all trips based on reality, integrity, and honesty.
Focus on your needs: We highly value all trekkers and are responsive to their needs and preferences. Our packages are customizable according to their interest and plan.
Good Value for money: We provide the value of what you are buying of our services at least equal to the amount you are paying. Our price is always competitive that does not have any middle or hidden fees.
Real Cared Services: Our one travel consultant or our local trekking guide keeps in touch with our clients every time. We make sure their protection is guaranteed so that they will have peace of mind while trekking and touring.
Outline Itinerary of Langtang Trek
|DAY||ITINERARY||HEIGHT||AVG WALK||NIGHT STAY|
|1||Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal.||1400 m||Hotel|
|2||Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (7/8 hrs).||1467 m||Tea House|
|3||Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel.||2470 m||6 hrs||Tea House|
|4||Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village.||3430 m||6 hrs||Tea House|
|5||Trek from Lantang Village to Kyanjin Gompa.||3870 m||3 hrs||Tea House|
|6||Explore Kyanjin Gompa. Hiking to Kyanjin Ri.||4773 m||3 to 5 hrs||Tea House|
|7||Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.||2470 m||7 hrs||Tea House|
|8||Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi.||1467 m||5 hrs||Tea House|
|9||Drive back to Kathmandu.||1400 m||Hotel|
|10||Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal.|
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Our tour officer will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. He/She will be displaying a playing card with your name written on it outside the airport terminal. He will meet, greet and welcome you with auspicious garland and escort you to your respective hotel by our private tourist vehicle. At the hotel, he will assist you to check in and do a pre-trip meeting with you. You will be briefed about your overall program, introduced to your guide, and clear your questions/queries if any. During the meeting please clear the due balance and hand over a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Overnight at the hotel.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (Alt. 1467m/4813ft). 145 km northwest of Kathmandu. Driving 6:30 hours.
After breakfast, you start trekking crossing the bridge, and climbing to the village of Old Syabrubeshi. Visit monastery is in a small stone building at the end of the village. Afterward, you follow the stone paved trail to cross over Langtang Khola by the bridge. Continue walking along the stream to a junction. The right trail goes to Thulo Syabru but you follow the straight one. You have a couple of climbs and descent through the forest. In the forest, you may see varieties of birds and wildlife including wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas, and black bears. The trek becomes pleasant crossing side stream up to Doman. The trail then makes a steep climb over a rocky ridge and arrives at Bamboo. Leaving Bamboo the trail crosses the Dangdung Khola and then climbs to a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola. On the north bank of the Langtang Khola, the route climbs alongside a series of the waterfall. The climbing continues until you reach Changtang popularly known as Lama Hotel. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Today you start your journey with a gentle climb but it soon becomes steeper climbing through a wild forest of hemlocks, oaks, maples, and white rhododendrons. Through the forest, you can see the first view of Langtang Lirung peak. You stop for a while at Gumanchok. This is one of the loveliest spots of the trek. You follow the path that crosses a stream then climbs steeply and arrive at Ghora Tabela. Here you find Nepal Army, National Park Check post. You follow the path across the helipad and yak pastures and climb briefly through rhododendrons trees. The trail now opens up into a glacial Langtang valley. You climb the hillside above fields of buckwheat, potatoes, and barley and sooner you reach your lodge nearby Langtang village. From the lodge, you can have spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (6581m). Upon arrival at Langtang village, it is worth visiting Langtang Gompa, the old monastery with Buddha statues whose walls are elaborately carved. This village is also the headquarters of Langtang National Park. You can visit the park building just a few minutes walking below the village. Another attraction of Langtang valley is to explore local houses which have Tibetan-style flat roofs and carved wooden windows. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, you follow the path through the village and climb a ridge by a large Chorten. You walk along the impressive mani wall and cross a stream to Mundu village. Later the trail rejoins the rushing river and climbs to the yak pastures of Yamphu. You then cross another stream on a cement bridge and then climb a moraine to a viewpoint from where you see the Kyanjin Gompa monastery and icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and its surrounding peaks. After you climb the final ridge the trail descends to the large cluster of lodges below Kyanjin Gompa. After checking in the lodge first, you will take lunch. Then you go to explore this beautiful area that includes Nyingmapa Monastery School, Cheese Factory started with Swiss Assistance in 1955, and pasture land. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Early morning our guide takes you hiking to Kyanjin Ri nearby Kyanjin Gompa. For this excursion, you follow the path east towards Langshisha Karaka. The path passes stone Goths at Yala Kharka before climbing. After 3 hours of climbing up, you will reach the top marked by the prayer flags. From here you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the whole Langtang Himalayan range including Langtang Lirung (7,244m), Langshisa Ri (6,810 m.), Gyanghempo (6,888 m.), Ganjala peak, and more. Then you trek down Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast leaving Kyanjin Gompa you retrace your footsteps to Langtang village then to Lama Hotel passing through the forest and crossing the streams. Today the trail goes all the way down Lama Hotel. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
Today as well your journey is on all the way down to Syabrubesi following the path which you caught earlier day. Upon arrival at Syabrubesi, your trekking ends. Stretch your sore legs and have a rest at the lodge. Most trekkers make the celebration with their trekking crews in the evening in their own way. Overnight at a mountain lodge.
After breakfast, you catch a bus to drive to Kathmandu. You will reach Kathmandu in the afternoon. For the rest of the day at leisure, you can do some last-minute souvenirs shopping for your family and friends. Evening you will be offered a farewell dinner with Nepali cuisines and cultural dances at a typical Nepali Restaurant.
The trip concludes today. Our tour officer will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.