- Scenic drive Kathmandu/Syabrubeshi via mountain terrain
- Langtang village aptly called ‘the valley of glaciers’
- Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa, old Buddhist shrines
- Climbing Chorko-Ri 5050 meters
Despite being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang valley is a tranquil and fantastic trek. The beautiful Langtang valley offers you a gentle walk through the sub-tropical jungle, then through a dense forest of oak, fir, rhododendron, and pine before opening out into alpine meadows and yak pastures.
If you are lucky to trek in spring you will see these pastures floored with the alpine wild flowers and the forests full with orchids and colorful rhododendrons, Nepal's national flower. Keep an eye open as you might witness the local faunas grazing and hunting along your trekking trail. Also at the same time you can get opportunity to take a close look at the lifestyle of the different ethnic groups such as Tamangs and the Tibetan descendents residing in the area.
One of the special things about Langtang is that you can choose to hike your own little peak, either Kyanjing Ri or Tserko Ri, at roughly 4800 and 4980 meters, respectively. From atop either of these two peaks and from Langtang valley also you will be able to cherish the following majestic peaks: Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisa Ri, Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, and many other snow capped mountains.
A visit to one of the Langtang monasteries including one at Kyangjing evokes saintly feelings while a visit to the cheese factory located at the high altitude will definitely bring a “wow” out of your mouth, looking at the hard work of the locals in such a remote district.
We are looking forward to providing you with a fantastic trek and tour in Nepal, Kathmandu and the Himalayas.
Day 01: Drive to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4795ft) Duration: 7 hrs
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi which takes about seven hours by bus. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trisuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 5 hrs
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail is gradually climbs to Bamboo passing through the Landslide area. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Ramche (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 03: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 7-8 hrs via Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6/7 hr
We embark our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along thick forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Also pass the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the Mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind. Cross several of the wooden bridges.
Day 04: Kyangjuma Gompa Exploration and climb Chorkari RI (5050m/16564ft) Duration: 7 hrs
Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and ascend at Chorkari RI (5050 meters) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peak. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 05: Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Today we come back all the way downhill to Lama Hotel. We will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up. Take more time and you are suggested to walk very slowly. Overnight at guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 06: Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4795ft) Duration: 5-6 hrs
Easy trek down to Syabru Bensi passing through several village behind. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.
Day 07: Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu
Scenic drive back to Kathmandu by bus, 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and lunch included.