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The Langtang Valley Trek is one of Nepal’s most beautiful places and was once the darling of trekkers finding beautiful scenery and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in lovely guesthouses and home-stays, all within easy reach of Kathmandu.
The trek begins at Syabrubesi, a small town. You will trek through beautiful forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa.
An optional day hike to the top of Kyangjin Ri, where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan Mountains are truly breathtaking, you head back down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.
Likewise, for those who are visiting Nepal for the first time, this is the ideal introduction.
The best time to trek the Langtang Valley is during the spring from March to May and autumn from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally stable and pleasant, with clear skies and moderate temperatures.
In the spring season, the Langtang Valley is adorned with beautiful rhododendron forests in full bloom, making it a great time to visit for nature lovers. In the autumn season, the weather is also clear, and the views of the surrounding mountains are spectacular.
However, it’s important to note that Langtang Valley can be visited throughout the year. The monsoon season (June to August) may bring heavy rains, which can make the trekking trails slippery and challenging.
Similarly, the winter season (December to February) can bring snow and cold temperatures, making it difficult to trek. If you are an experienced trekker and well-prepared, you may consider visiting Langtang Valley during these seasons as well.
You will arrive at Kathmandu where we will pick you up from the airport and drop you to your hotel. Meanwhile, you can take your time to stroll around to visit the temples and monuments.
There are plenty of places that you will find fascinating if you wander around.
Leave Kathmandu early for the six-hour journey to the Langtang Valley. As it leaves the Kathmandu Valley, the road climbs high over ridges and provides impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, to Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks ahead of the Langtang area.
Before we ascend towards Dunche and Langtang National Park, we drive through the bustling town of Trisuli. It’s another hour downhill to Syabrubesi after the town of Dunche and your lodge for the night.
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through Landslide.
Afterward, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400 meters) through Bamboo (1960 meters) 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 are lucky.
From lama hotel, we continue gently ascending above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. From time and again we can have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meters. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora-tabela at 2992 meters.
We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages showcasing water-driven mills and prayer wheels. On descending for a while, we arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching to the height 3430 meters.
Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc.
The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Mundu to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine.
Finally, on ascending along the mountain passes we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory.
We start hiking downhill, bringing our Langtang Trek Nepal towards the end. After breakfast, we leave Kyangjin. As we walk downward, we pass through a dense forest of Rhododendron and Pine.
We hike back to Lama Hotel, passing through dense forests and several waterfalls. This allows you to take in the scenery of the beautiful mountains that you may have missed during your ascend. Walking through more Tamang villages, we get to Lama hotel by evening.
Time to say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your last moments in Kathmandu with breakfast in a café, a city walk or souvenir shopping.
Our representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home.
Autumn and spring are the best time to trek Langtang valley.With proper preparations and gears this region, the Langtang valley trek is doable all year round.
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