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Located 19 miles north of Kathmandu, Langtang valley trek offers us wide range of cultural and natural diversity. At the other end of the Langtang Valley, there is Tibetan Highland. The people living here (mainly Sherpa ad Tamang) are the successor of the Tibetan region. That is main reason as to why culture of this part of the Himalayas highly resembles the Tibetan lifestyle. Mt. Langtang Lirung(7,246m) dominates this valley because there are no mountains that are of more than 8,000m height. The trekking route is wonderfully suitable for those who wish to have a short trekking of 1 week or two weeks. The vegetation is diversified ranging from bamboos to rhododendron i.e. to say from subtropics to the timberline. This place is also a natural habitat for the rare red panda. Langtang valley has remarkable places such as Gosuikunda Lake, Helambu, Ganja La Pass, majority of which fall under Tamang Heritage Trial. Gosaikunda is regarded as one of the sacred Lake for the Hindu religion too.
For Langtag valley trekking, we first have to reach Syaruesi through a bus ride. The trekking starts next day; trekking from Lama Hotel to Langtang village. Oaks and rhododendron give way to peaceful hemlock and larch forest; after ascending an old moraine, snowy peaks suddenly loom ahead and the gorge opens into a U-shaped glacial valley – prime yak pasture. The Langtang Glacier is further up the valley. Kyanjin Gompa is next on the list. From there, we also visit Tserko Ri ad the we get back to Kathmadu after completing 8 days trekking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – 1,300m/4,264 ft
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport, you will be welcomed officially in Kathmandu and in Nepal formally by a representative of Noble Treks Nepal. You will then be escorted to a hotel for Check In. As per your wishes you will either be taken to a short visit to the City of Temples or stay in the hotel. However, this may not hamper the trekking preparation as we have to leave the very next day for trekking. In the evening before dinner, you will meet with the guide of the tour and staffs. You can enjoy the excellent Nepali cuisine in an excellent Nepalese fashion afterwards.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek
After having breakfast, we will take you to some of the famous heritage sights in Kathmandu valley. We will take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Lalitpur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhu and many more. These sites are all listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites. While you are doing all these, you will also be preparing for the trekking that starts from tomorrow.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs
Today, we start our journey that we have been waiting for a long time. We take a bus on the way to Syabrubesi- enjoy our travel through all the way as we have Trisuli River giving accompany. We then head to Dhunche after resting sometime in Trishuli Bazar. From there we reach Syabrubesi in a few moments. We will have reached there by 3p.m. and completed a 7 hours’ journey on the first day.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs
Today, the trekking starts with the trial ascending upwards through a forest. We will have reached Bamboo village after nearly 3hours of walking. We then walk again through the bamboo forest to reach Lama Hotel. This is where we spend the rest of the day and night. On the way we can see bird lives all around and if luck is with is with us, we will also see some beehives and bears monkeys and red pandas too.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6/7 hr
Continue our second day of trekking, we will walk through some dense forests of pine and rhododendron. After ascending forward, we leave the trees behind. On the way we also have to go through a valley. In this trial, the Langtang village is one of the most local and old villages. We can divide today’s trekking two parts too. One of three hours to reach Ghoda Tabala(Horse Stable) and the other one of also three hours to reach Langtang village.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3-1/2 hr
A short walk of 3hours to Kyanjin Gompa today ensures that we also get acclimatized in the environment of Langtang valley. To reach the Gompa, we have to walk past yak pastures and also through many wooden bridges. Kyanjin Gompa is the last destination of the trial. At an altitude of 3817m, you get to see the most beautiful mountains of the region- Mt. Ganchempo and Mt. Langtang Lirung. Not only this but we can also enjoy the views of the glaciers, icefalls and birds too. We then explore the places around going to yak cheese factory and Kyanjin Gompa itself.
Day 07: Visit to Tserko Ri and trek back to Lama Hotel: 5/6 hrs
Today, we climb up to go to Tserko Ri at an altitude of 5150m. We also visit the Langtang glacier and Langshisha Kharka. Kharka meaning the yak pasture. Then we go back to Lama village. As this is the same that we used to ascend, you might recognize the way downwards. It’s downhill through the forest as you might also notice. We also go past Tamang settlements as we get back to Lama hotel.
Day 08: Trek back to Syabrubesi: 5 hrs
We get back to Syabrubesi going past pine, bamboo and rhododendron forest. Overall, it’s just the same way backwards that we used previously to get to the top of the trial.
Day 09: Transfer to KTM
From Syabrubesi, we get on a bus and then return to Kathmandu after successfully having completed the trekking. This day you might want to get some rest, but can also hang around cool places around Kathmandu.
Day 10: Farewell Friend
Today we have to say goodbye to each other. After such joyous moments, you have to get to your own country. So a representative from Noble Trek will take you to Tribhuwan International Airport. If you ever plan on coming back to Nepal again, we are always there to help.