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Langtang Valley, located towards the North of Kathmandu Valley is one of the perfect and nearby destinations for trekking and hiking presenting some of the most beautiful places on Earth. It is believed that the Langtang Valley was discovered in ancient times by a Buddhist monk in the course of following a Yak that went running towards the valley. Hence, the name is Langtang where “Lang” means “Yak” and “Tang” means “to follow” in the Tibetan language.
Langtang has become one of the most popular choices for trekking because of its stunning landscapes, serene wilderness, proximity to the Himalayas, the impressive Tamang, and Sherpa culture, and the holy places Gosaikunda and Kyanjin Gompa. You get to witness a bustling city, culturally rich settlements, densely lush forests, high alpine pasturelands, glaciers and moraines, waterfalls, numerous lakes, and rivers, and also the mesmerizing views of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang Himal ranges during the trek.
Including Langtang National Park within itself, Langtang Valley also gives an opportunity to the trekkers to encounter rare species of Flora and Faunas during the trek. Apart from the natural beauty and wilderness, Langtang Valley is the habitat of ethnic groups such as Tamang and Sherpas who portray a distinct way of lifestyle that showcases their simplicity, hard work, and warm-heartedness towards the visitors. Throughout the trek, one can see the prayer flags, small Chhortens as the area is dominantly resided by Buddhists. There are numerous Yak farms, terraced farmlands in the slopes, and houses built with stones that reflect the beautiful rural lifestyle of the locals.
The best part of this trek is that it can be organized any time of the year. So, if you wish to go on a trek that covers adventure, thrill, natural beauty yet requires a shorter time period, Langtang Valley Trek is the perfect choice for you. It does not even require much experience in trekking but be sure to train your body to walk for long hours with a bag pack.
Upon your arrival at the airport, you will need to complete some immigration procedures. Then, one of our representatives will meet and greet you and drive you to the hotel. Please get some rest and the next day, you will be taken sightseeing around the city. Meanwhile, we will prepare for the trek to the beautiful Langtang Valley.
We wake up to a wonderful breakfast at the hotel and then take a tourist vehicle that will take us to Syabrubesi. The journey along the highway is an interesting one showcasing the rustic villages settled on hillsides with terraced farmlands as if it were drawn by some artist. After a brief stop at Trishuli bazaar for lunch, we head towards Dhunche and then descend down the road towards Syabrubesi. We get off our tiredness with the rest at a hotel.
After a long ride, we will finally start our trek on the 4th day. The trail initially takes us along the Langtang river slowly ascending towards green, dense forests. Along the way, we will come across several suspension bridges and small tea houses for rest. Although the trail is not very challenging, our body after 6 hours of trek will surely crave some rest.
After breakfast at Lama Hotel, we will head towards the Langtang Village. We will take a steep climb up the valley slowly realizing that the tree line has been left behind. Our trek will be worth it as we pass along carved stones, sacred mounds of rocks, prayer wheels, chhortens, prayer flags and witness the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. We will also be astonished by the views of breathtaking mountain ranges in the backdrops.
Kyanjin gompa is a popular sacred monastery for Buddhist devotees and a popular landmark in the Langtang valley. On the trek to Kyanjin Gompa, we will pass through yak pastures, crossing the wooden bridges and exploring the stunning landscapes. We will witness the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stones carved with prayers. The air may feel thin due to a rise in altitude but slow and steady walking is the key to avoiding altitude sickness.
After early morning breakfast, we hike up to Tserko Ri at 5000 m to view the panoramic sceneries of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Range. If we start early enough, we will also be able to see the sunrise behind the snow-capped peaks. After some time of exploration, we will trek back to Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and descend back to Lama Hotel to rest overnight.
We will retrace our path back to Syabrubesi through the Tamang settlements and dense forests. Enjoying the moments of the trek, we will descend to Syabrubesi to rest overnight.
On the 9th day of the journey, we will take our booked vehicle and drive back to Kathmandu. The dinner will be hosted by the Eight K team. Then, you can rest in your hotel room.
With a heavy heart, we will bid you farewell and drop you off at the airport 3 hours before your scheduled departure. We hope to see you soon for a brand new adventure.
We schedule our trips in the most favorable seasons. However, the above-mentioned itinerary may change as per the expedition’s obstructions but the quality of our service is guaranteed. In case of a delayed flight, we are obliged to inform you that besides the total number of days included in the itinerary, clients are compelled to bear the expenses of the extra days themselves. Apparently, 8k Expeditions will assist necessary arrangements for your comfort.
Trekkers are advised to schedule their flights at convenient time frames as we shall not be responsible for missed international flights or luggage before our reception. You are also suggested not to carry insignificant materials for your own ease.
We are cordially grateful to you for joining us!