The Langtang trek takes you through dense oak, maple and bamboo forests, suspension, ancient Buddhist monasteries, yak pastures and stunning views of glaciers and mountains.
The trek to Langtang (The Land of Yaks) winds through one of the most gorgeous valleys in the world. You’ll pass through dense oak, maple and bamboo forests, walk over suspension bridges hanging over roaring rivers and visit ancient Buddhist monasteries. The best features of the Langtang trek are the abundant yak pastures and stunning views of glaciers and mountains.
Even though Langtang is in Nepal, Tibet is just around the corner of a mountain. There is a heavy Tibetan influence here, and you’ll enjoy discovering it. You’ll spend 11 days on the trek to Langtang valley, exploring a breath-taking corner of the Himalayas. If you are a photographer, this trek is perfect for you. Keep your camera ready for the spectacular views of the snowy peaks of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and the Ganjala highlands.
You’ll spend the first two days of your trek in the beautiful capital city of Kathmandu. On the first day, you’ll acclimatize, meet your fellow trekkers and get some rest. The second day is for sightseeing, and you’ll be visiting the Pashupatinath Temple, Durbar Square and the famous bazaars on the winding streets of Kathmandu. You can also enjoy ethnic dances and classical music sessions to experience the vibrant culture of the locals.
After a good rest in Kathmandu, you’ll begin your journey to Syapru Besi. The 9-hr drive to Syrapru Besi will offer spectacular views of snow-capped peaks of Langtang. You’ll also drive through the rustic towns of Trisuli and Dunche and cross Langtang National Park to reach Syapru Besi. Syapru Besi is the traditional starting point of Langtang trek and is the doorway to the Langtang region.
Next morning, you’ll begin your 6-hour trek from Syapru Besi to Lama Hotel (Lama Hotel is the name of a Langtang village which is a comfortable pitstop for trekkers trekking to Langtang Valley). The trail takes you through uninhabited oak, rhododendron forests and Bhote Koshi (Tibetan river) which originates in Tibet. After a tiring day of trekking, you’ll retire for the night in Lama Hotel.
On this day, you’ll trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang which should take about 6 hours. En route, you’ll cross numerous waterfalls and the ancient Langtang monastery.
After a good night’s sleep in Langtang, you’ll trek from Langtang to Keynjing Gompa. On this 3-hr trek you’ll pass through high-altitude yak pastures and catch gorgeous views of peaks in the Langtang region.
You’ll spend this day at leisure in Keynjing Gompa. You could either embark on short day treks to the local cheese factory or Kyanjin Gompa. Alternatively, you could embark on longer day treks to Tsergo Ri or the Langtang glacier line.
Your return journey to Kathmandu begins from this day. You’ll trek from Keynjing Gompa to Lama Hotel via a 7-hr trek. The trail will take you through oak, maple and bamboo forests.
Today, you’ll trek from Lama Hotel to Syapru Besi. On this 6-hr trek, you’ll catch gorgeous views of terraced fields and farms.
On the penultimate day of the Langtang trek, bid goodbye to Langtang Valley and drive back from Syapru Besi to Kathmandu.
After an overnight stay in Kathmandu, your trek to Langtang Valley ends.
The best time to trek to Lantang Valley is between October-November and March-May. In spring, the trail is flanked by rhododendrons; while autumn’s clear skies make for the best mountain views.
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