The Langtang Trek

The Langtang Trek is to the north of the valley of Kathmandu. It is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibet border and is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Lirung (7,246m) dominates the valley to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6,388m) and Naya Khangri (5,846m) lie to the south; and Dorjee Lakpa (6,966m) protects the east end of the valley. This area was designated Nepal's first Himalayan national park in 1971. This high and isolated region is inhabited by the Tamangs, whose religious practices, language and dress are more similar to those of Tibet then to the traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. According to a legend a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley. Hence the name – 'lang' its Tibetan for yak, and 'teng' means to follow.

This is a trek suitable for those who want to see the mountains at close range at a shorter duration of period. Starts with an overland journey to Syabrubesi, a small string of shops and hotels. From here we spend four days hiking up through this beautiful alpine valley to Kyangjin where we rest for a day for some exploration of the high mountains and glacial systems. Here, mountains raise soaring towards the sky. The landscapes we cross are extremely varied; rice-terraces, gigantic rhododendron, pine forest, and in the highest parts, a rock and shrub wilderness with the fascinating backdrop of snow capped peaks.

We return back via Himalaya hotel and Bamboo to the capital city of Nepal; Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1,982m)
Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,500m)
Day 06:Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,800m)
Day 07: Excursion to Langshisa Kharka (4,080m)
Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 11: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 12: Final Departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & End Sept to Oct
Time Period: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Trek Period: 07 Night / 08 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Drive: 02 Ways (Kathmandu / Syabrubesi / Kathmandu)
Trek Type: Difficult
Highest Altitude: 4,080m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Syabrubesi
Trek End Point: Syabrubesi
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: Langtang National Park (1,710 sq. kms)
Mountains: Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Khangri (5,846m) etc. Tsergo Ri (5,066m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m)
Rivers: Trishuli River, Langtang Khola, Bhote Kosi, etc.
Villages: Jagat, Dharapani, Chame, Pisang, etc.
Tribes: Tamangs and Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron, Oaks, Maple, Fir and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Langtang Trek