The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Hundreds of trekkers each year explore the beautiful Langtang Valley. The Langtang region is the nearest hiking point from Kathmandu where you can enjoy the mountain ranges. Yet, modernization is still unaffected.
A number of Tibetan monasteries can be seen along the hiking trail. Such ethnic icons exude the essence of their society and lifestyle. Lifestyle in the Langtang Valley was inspired by Tibetan culture.
The Langtang Valley Trek is one of the shortest and most adventurous trekking destinations in Nepal. The point of departure for a trek in the Langtang Valley is Syabrubesi. Around 8 hours drive from Kathmandu and you’ll get to Syabrubesi. The hiking trail goes through a number of small valleys, farmlands and forestry. The last target of this trek is Kyanjin Gompa, at an altitude of 3,049 meters. Many packages can be scheduled for this walk, so we typically plan 10 days package.
In this area, various types of vegetation can be found. The trekking path leads you through the refreshing pine and rhododendron trees. You’ll get an opportunity to be close to the wildlife when wandering along a forested area.
The hiking path is abundant in flora and fauna. It is home to wild dangerous animals such as Wild Boars, Langur, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Thar, etc. You could see these animals in their natural surroundings. Various types of birds, such as Kalij, Danfe, Raven, etc., can also be seen on this hiking path. Since this hiking path is part of the Langtang National Park, it is abundant in biodiversity.
The tranquil waterfall will undoubtedly rejuvenate your body and mind as you post those long and exhausting walks.
The Naya Kangri, Gang Chhenpo, Dorje Lakpa and Langtang Lirung are some snow-capped mountains that are noticeable in the Langtang region. Many mountains such as Manaslu, Himchuli and Ganesh Himal can also be seen from various parts of the Langtang hiking path.
Since the Langtang Valley Trek is closest, and Kathmandu’s shortest trekking path, this plan is better for shorter trips. It is also a great option for those who wish to have the Himalayan experience in a short period of time in the rugged and majestic regions of Nepal.
Langtang Region is famous for Red Panda
Hike to Tserko Ri for beautiful mountains view
Stunning view of Naya Kangri, Gang Chhenpo, Dorje Lakpa and Langtang Lirung
Scenic drive to Syabrubesi
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, after clearing immigration and customs, at the arrival gate where you will meet and be guided by our airport representative and drive to the hotel for check-in.
Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi, 8 hrs road trip
Today’s bus ride to Syabrubesi, upon a bus ride you can hit Syabrubesi. There’s incredibly beautiful picturesque view from the bus. This will give you a rural first taste. For safety reasons, your backpack will be checked outside the Langtang National Park entrance.
Much of the route is in a spiral. The path goes up to Dhunche and down to Syabrubesi from Dhunche. After around 7-8 hours of driving, you can enter Syabrubesi, today’s destination. You’re going to sleep here for the night.
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel, walk 6 hrs
This is the very first day of your trek. You must trek the rural areas of the Langtang valley on this day. As this is your first day, essence, landscapes, traditions and culture, biodiversity and the sound of the forest will fascinate you.
Your trip will be through the suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi River in Syabrubesi. You’re going to hike up the hill across the Langtang River. You’ll come around the heavy Rhododendron forest on the route, and you’ll see a lot of Langurs, as well as other wild animals and birds. On the road, after the forest you can meet a small village named Thulo Syabru.
From here, the journey divides into two paths, one leading to Sing Gompa and Gosainkunda, and the other to Lama Hotel. You must follow the trail through the suspension bridge across the Langtang and eventually to the Lama Hotel. There are some lodges over there, and you’re going to stay in one that we’ve pre-booked.
Day 04: Trek to Mundu passing by Langtang Tamang Village, walk 6 hrs
After leaving the Lama Hotel after breakfast, you’re going to Mundu this day. On your journey to Mundu, you can see beautiful mountain scenery and waterfalls. After a few hours, you will enter Ghoda Tabela, from where the magnificent Langtang Mountain range can be clearly evident. The trekking route brings you to the Langtang River.
The charm of the place is enriched by the flapping Buddhist flags and the prayer wheels on the way. It gives you a glimpse of the Northern Buddhist culture. Our target Mundu is now just a step ahead of the Langtang village. On the fourth day of your trek you’ll be staying here in Mundu.
Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa, walk 7 hrs
You will begin to ascend towards Kyanjin Gompa after breakfast. It is a famous Buddhist Monastery, where people come to pray from the Langtang Village. You will not fail to miss a lot of Buddhist prayer flags, Chortens, prayer wheels and Mani Walls on the way to this Gompa. Those are through Himalayan traits.
It is a mountainous setting. The vision is flawless after it enters the Kyanjin Gompa. From the location you can see the incredible view of the snow-capped mountain vistas. We will stop for the night at a tea house in Kyanjin Gompa town, after touring the monastery and the nearby village.
Day 06: Acclimatization; visit to Tserko Ri
This is the day of acclimatization. It is highly important to acclimatize before going hiking. It helps the body to adapt at heightened altitude. If you’re given a day for acclimatization, you’ll find it much easier to climb and there’s a marginal risk you’ll get sickness from altitude. But that doesn’t mean you’re going to stay all day. You’ll need to engage in activities such as taking brisk walks to nearby villages.
Therefore, we are taking a day off for acclimatization at an altitude of around 4000 m today. The closest peak “Tserko Ri” welcomes you to discover and see the enchanting Langtang sunrise and spectacular panoramic views. In the morning you’ll move towards this point. The stunning vision of the Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Ri, Gyanghempo, Yansha Tenji and Nayakang Lay peaks will steal away your breath. Upon living for the day you’ll head up to visit Kyanjin Gompa’s parts and see a beautiful sunset from there.
Day 07: Trek Down to from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, walk 6 hrs
It is time to say goodbye to the Himalayas and to the Gompa Kyanjin. After breakfast, you travel the same way back to the Lama Hotel, walking through Mundu, Langtang Village, Ghoda Tabela and ultimately to the Lama Hotel, which takes about 5 to 6 hours.
You get to recollect and relive anything that you skipped when ascending. Since that’s the same way back, and you’re coming down now, you should relish every bit of it. Particularly those views you missed out on. The old trail of chorten, prayer wheels, mani walls, watermills, the valley and the smile of the inhabitants are things that you will miss until you return home. When you say farewell you’ll head to the Lama Hotel where you’ll be sleeping for the night.
Day 08: Trek to Syabrubesi from Lama Hotel, walk 6 hrs
On your last day of the trip, you’ll follow the same path downhill until you reach Syabrubesi. Like every day, you’ll continue after breakfast. You’ll enjoy the well-known pine forest in the upper region and the Rhododendron forest in the lower trails.
You will go down into Thulo Syabru, catching up with all your memories spent. You will pursue the descending trails after a short rest there which will take you to Syabrubesi. You will stay in the same hotel where you stayed on your first day, and you will notice big smiles of welcome on the faces of the staff. This is The Langtang Valley Trek’s last day.
Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu, 8 hrs road Trip
You will have breakfast in Syabrubesi in the morning and grab some souvenirs if you wish. You will spend the bus ride back to Kathmandu. You will enter Kathmandu after 7 to 8 hours. You will be taken to your hotel. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure
Our journey to Nepal ends today! Around 3 hours before the scheduled flight our representative will take you to the airport.