Langtang Valley Trek
9 days, 8 nights
This is one of the most accessible trekking regions near Kathmandu Valley with short day hikes or week-long ventures into the Lake District. An ideal region if you are short on time but still want to trek the Himalayas and experience the wonderful cultures of the native Tamangs.
Langtang has over 70 glaciers of varying sizes, the Langtang and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges, and high-altitude lakes including Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda.
The people in this place are mostly of Tamang and Tibetan origin, whose culture goes back to hundreds of years. The craftsmanship, dress, traditionally-built stone houses, and the beautifully carved wooden porches reflect their rich Himalayan heritage. Partly protected as Langtang National Park, visit to the area gives Himalayan nature experience and an insight into the lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs who are predominant inhabitants of the region.
Located about 30 km toward the north of Kathmandu near the Tibetan border, Langtang, and extending in an east-west direction, it is bordered on the north by the main crest of the Himalayas, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area. To the south are the Chimse Danda (ridge), crossed by the Ganja La pass (5,122 m), and Jugal Himal, culminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m). Glaciers spawned by the slopes of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung and other peaks feed the Langtang Khola (river).
Langtang valley trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrived in Kathmandu (Overnight Stay at Hotel).
Day 02: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.
Day 03: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel.
Day 04: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley.
Day 05: Trek Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 06: Explore around Kyanjin Gompa and climb to Tsherko Ri.
Day 07: Trek Kyanjin Gompa to Lama hotel.
Day 08: Trek Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi.
Day 09: Drive back Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.