Langtang Valley Trek
The Langtang valley trekking leads to the amazing valley of glaciers. If you were wondering about the existence of a place where nature meets culture, then Langtang trek is where you need to be. The snow-capped mountains, breathtaking scenic views & landscapes of this valley give the trekkers a moment to cherish for their lifetime. One of the main reasons why tourists visit Langtang is to witness the natural beauty filled with rich floras and faunas of the Langtang National Park.
The Langtang Valley Trek is a short one that shouldn’t take more than a week. Home to about 4,500 residents and some of the rarest creatures, the Langtang National Park opens the door to an amazing experience for the visitors. The religious importance of the valley, sustained by the likes of Gosaikunda Lake, also plays a major role in attracting Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. One of the rewarding things to take from the trek is the heartwarming welcome from the villagers who mostly belong to Tamang ethnicity.
Best Season to Trek to Langtang Valley
Autumn Langtang Trek
Autumn is the best season to visit or trek in Langtang. In this season the weather remains stable and warm. If you trek in this season, you can enjoy stunning blue skies, fresh air and amazing views of mountains. You may feel cold during the morning and night time.
Spring Langtang Trek
Spring starts with March and ends with May. This is the best season to visit Langtang. In this season the temperature remains moderate and you can have an easy trek to the Langtang valley. You can enjoy lush forest along with rhododendron blossoms and clear views of mountains full of snow.
Summer/Monsoon Langtang Trek
Summer begins in June and extends up to August. In this season you can enjoy heavy rainfall and sunny days. This season offers you a clear view of mountains and the green surrounding. Summer in the Langtang area is such a happy and blessed time for the nature lovers.
Winter Langtang Trek
December to February is the winter season in Langtang region. This is the time of snow and cold. In winter you get the opportunity to investigate the snow-covered Langtang valley under the dark blue skies. In any case, as this is a mountain area you may witness times of snowfalls, unforgiving breezes, and awkward climate conditions.
Langtang Gosaikunda Trek
Langtang Gosaikunda trek is another popular trekking route in Langtang region which combines the remote and eye-catching valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosaikunda. Both Hindus, as well as Buddhists, visit this high mountain lake once in their lifetime, located at Gosaikunda. Langtang valley is also known as “the valley of glaciers”.
You can enjoy panoramic views of Mt. Langtang-RI, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala Peak. You can also enjoy the stunning view of rhododendron forest, slow-moving rivers, swift mountain streams, rugged rock, grassy meadows, view of holy Lake Gosaikunda (4200m), Kyanjin Gompa, and an old Buddhist shrine.
The lifestyle of Locals in Langtang Valley
Majority of people in Langtang valley are Tamang. In this trek, you will get a chance to learn about Tamang cultural, custom, tradition, food, history of Langtang and as well as a living style of local people living in this region. The main occupation of Langtang locals are primarily sheep and yak herders however develop some grains and vegetables. The everyday life of the villagers is raising animals, agriculture, and exchange with Kerung in Tibet. Wheat, maize potato, soybean, and millet are their food staple.
10 Days Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary
DAY 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu
After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be picked up by your travel management representative who will drop you off at the hotel.
DAY 2 – Drive from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi (7-8 hours)
An approx. 8 hours bus ride from Kathmandu will lead to Syafrubesi along the beautiful Trishuli River. The journey will be long and winding, but views of the rolling lush green hills make up for it, and on a clear day you can even expect glimpses of Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal. Overnight stay is in Syafrubesi.
DAY 3 – Trek from Syafrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
The day begins with a fulfilling breakfast and then a trek towards the Lama Hotel. You begin your trek along the Langtang Khola making our way through oak and rhododendron forests, sometimes going up and sometimes going down. The path then changes from a bridge into a steep climb to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay is at Lama Hotel.
DAY 4 – Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village: 6-7 hours
After staying the night at the Lama Hotel, you continue your journey climbing up in the glorious mountainous landscape. Moving forward you come up to the green meadows of Ghoda Tabela with the great giants of the Langtang range giving a peek of their beauty. You ascend the broadening valley crossing some temporary settlements used by herders. The journey continues, passing through a Buddhist Monastery, and the Langtang village until you finally make it to Mundu. Overnight stay is in Mundu.
DAY 5 – Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 4-5 hours
The day is all about spirituality! With a nice breakfast checked off the list, you make your way to the famous Kyangjin Gompa passing through prayer wheels, Chortens (stupas), water mills, and the largest mani wall in Nepal made from stone with prayers written on them. The day is then spent resting and exploring Kyangjin Gompa and its surroundings, with majestic mountain views of Langtang Ri and Yala peak.
DAY 6 – Acclimatization- Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hours
This day is all about adventure. You will embark on an exciting hiking trip to Tserko Ri. The trek to Tserko Ri is an absolute treat. Tserko Ri, standing tall at 5000m, presents you a panoramic view of the Langtang valley. From the top of Tserko Ri, you get to witness stunning views of mountains like the Langtang Lirung, Yala, Dorje Lhakpa and Shishapangma. It’s a wonderful spot decorated with colorful prayer flags and great views. The trip is also great to acclimatize to the high elevation. You will make your way back to Kyangjin Gompa where you will have more time to explore the amazing place.
DAY 7 – Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: 6-7 hours
If you missed any great views, this is your chance! On this day, after a good breakfast, you make your way back to the Lama Hotel. It’s all downhill from here. Passing through rich forests and wonderful Tamang villages, you make your way up to the Lama Hotel. As said before, this is your chance to make most of the great views that you may have missed while doing all that climbing; those majestic mountains and their stunning views will still be waiting there for you to witness. Overnight stay is in Lama Hotel.
DAY 8 – Lama Hotel to Syafrubesi: 4-5 hours
Descending to Syafrubesi is what you will be doing on this day. Walking down this beautiful region with its amazing landscape and views is a great opportunity to realize what you have just achieved in the past few days and the memories that you will be going back home with. With these wonderful feelings, you will make your way down to Syafrubesi. Overnight stay is in Syafrubesi.
DAY 9 – Syafrubesi to Kathmandu
So, this is it! You head back to Kathmandu after breakfast in Syafrubesi. It’s all about packing and celebration now! After you’ve got the packing done, you can find some time to get some souvenirs. Overnight stay is in Kathmandu.
DAY 10 – Final departure
It’s time to say goodbye! But as we say it here in Nepal “Pheri Bhetaula” (We’ll meet again), we always look forward to welcoming you to this amazing country. Your representative will escort you to the airport around three hours before the scheduled flight.
This concludes the amazing Langtang Trek which promises to fill all travelers with joy & memories. To become part of this glorious trek, check out our Langtang Valley Trek package for more details. You can also contact us for booking this trip.
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