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Langtang Valley trekking highlights
- Tamang Heritage site
- Cheese factory
- Langtang Mountain and River
- Gosainkunda Lake
- Kyanjin Gompa
- Langtang National Park
- Superb short trek destination
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syaphrubesi and back
- Guided by experienced trekking team leader
Langtang Valley trekking Overview
Langtang is a region located in north-eastern himalayas of Bagmati province . It lies 51 kms away from the capital kathmandu. This region hosts langtang National Park and constitues a population of 4500 0f which majority are Tamang .
Langtang Valley trekking, a moderate country walks fits all age groups from younger to elderly people as this walk leads you to gain altitude slowly with time to get acclimatized along the walks with daily views of mountains and scenery. A fascinating destination, which is the third popular adventure destination in Nepal Himalaya after Annapurna and Everest region is due to its closeness to Kathmandu valley and the city.
Langtang Valley and its great mountain ranges is located to North Central Himalaya of Nepal which lies on the route to Tibet frontier, where Langtang Himal also straddles the border with Nepal and Tibet. The great adventure of a week duration starts with interesting overland past farm villages/towns to reach cooler alpine zone at Dhunche and beyond to Syabrubesi village in the country of Tamang, the mountain and hill tribes of Nepal and Langtang Himal , majority following Buddhism. You can witness the great colorful culture and traditional village on the way to Langtang valley.
One of the main highlights of the Langtang valley trek is the beautiful view it offers to tourists. Tourists can see the beautiful view of Langtang mountain, forests, and lifestyle of local people. Besides all of these, you can even get the chance to see the Cheese factory established by King Mahendra during his ruling period. Beautiful Langtang Valley is more beautiful then you've ever thought with the monasteries, and cultural temples and places around this.
A forest filled with pine, oak and bamboo look mesmerizing when covered with snow. Snow leopard, Red Panda, and Yak are the endangered animals that you can find inside the same Langtang National Park. Flora and fauna of this area are important for lots of medical purposes to cure dangerous diseases.
Tamang people have been dominating this trekking area for a long time ago. They have been staying in this region for a long time and it reflects the cultural beauty of Tamang society. Lots of monasteries and Tamang heritage sites can be seen throughout our journey to and from Langtang Valley. Many sacred place like Gosainkunda ( HIndu Pilgrimage ) and Kyanjin gompa ( Buddhist Monastery ) can be visited during this trek.
Langtang Valley Trek difficulties
The average rating for this trekking is moderate and it is one of the easiest trekking routes in Nepal. Altitude Sickness is rarely seen among foreign travelers. In any case if you feel a little bit of discomfort or any hardship, we are always be there to assist you in every step.
Best time of the year for Langtang trekking.
It is not recommended to this trekking during winter and rainy season. It may be slightly challenging and difficult to complete the trekking on this season. Autumn and Spring are the best seasons to go to Langtang Valley as it would display the best version of this place in the mentioned season. The traffic of travelers also increase to see the marvelous view.
Even beginner trekkers can easily finish this trek in the month of March, April, May, September, October, and November. They won't face any kind of sickness by altitude, and other things go well as well.
Langtang Valley trekking Itinerary
On reaching Kathmandu via various respective airlines, walk to airport terminal exit, here our guide and staff receives you with a warm greeting and then transfer into car or coach (depending upon group size) for short drive into the heart of Kathmandu city.
On our second day, we will start preparing for your trek. One of Our representative will remind you to get all the permits necessary for this trek. You will be reminded to check your trek insurance policy and provide us a copy of it. You will meet your Team leader and other support professionals who will check your trekking gears to make sure they meet the requirements. After a brief introduction with the crew, one of our tour operator will take you to a city tour. You will be visiting 4 heritage sites, that hold historical, religious and cultural significances.
Boudhanath, also called as Jharung Khasor, is situated 8 km to the east from the city center . It is one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Kathmandu. It can be viewed from the premises of TIA as you are about to land from your flight. The great Boudhanatha Stupa was built in 5th century which makes it one of the ancient and magnificent Stupa in the world. It is also the largest Stupa in the world. Considered the most holy pilgrimage for Buddhists all around the world, it is believed that the power and blessings of The Great Stupa are far beyond the understandings of human beings. It is widely believed that whoever prays and worship with a pure heart at Boudhanath creates good karma therefore the way to hell and dark realms are closed to them, fulfilling their wishes.
An early morning or late evening visit to The Great Stupa gives you a vibe of Tibetian culture . The smoke from butter candlelights and incandescents fill the aura with pleasing smell, offering peace to your mind and soul. You can stroll around the area for buying souvenirs, metal handicrafts, Thangkas etc. or just catch a good breakfast or dinner with an aerial view of Boudhanath from the rooftop cafés and restaurants.
2. Patan Durbar Square:
Patan , also called Lalitpur, is considered to be the oldest city among the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is a home to the city's, better to say Nepal's finest craftsmen who have been able to preserve the ancient Newari culture and ancient technique of metal handicrafts. The city inherits one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, The Patan Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square is an old palace of the Malla kings who ruled the city during Malla regime. The artistic handicrafts and metal crafts seen everywhere makes this place a living historical museum. Another place to see inside the Durbar square area is the Patan Museum. The museum lies inside the palace and has a collection of fine historical metal craft, wood carvings and historical Malla throne of the Malla regime. The Krishna Temple in the west premises of Durbar Square is another fine example of this artistic heritage. The temple was built by King Siddhi Narsingh Malla in 1637. Another must see place is the Mahabouddha , a magnificent terracotta temple built with Sikhara style containing 1000 images of Buddha. Filled with historical crafts and monuments that can be traced back to the 16th century, the Square is a home to 136 bushels (courtyards) and 55 temples. It is one of the major sacred sites for both Buddhists and Hindus. Beyond the temples, lie a lot of restaurants and cafés with rooftops, who serve different continental foods along with Newari traditional food.
3. Pashupatinath :
Considered to be one of the four most important religious heritage for Hindus around the world, specially for the devotees of Lord Shiva, it is another UNESCO World Heritage Site worth a visit when you are at Kathmandu. Located 3 km north-west from the city, Pashupatinath is a home to 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva) and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) which carry significant religious values. It is considered that the place has been existed there long before the millennia after the appearance of Shiva Linga. But the temple was built in 5th century by King Prachanda Dev of Lichhavi Dynasty and later renovated by the Malla kings of the Malla Dynasty. The temple is a common sacred site to Hindus and Buddhists. The main temple is fortified within the walls guarded by Nepal Police and Nepal Army and is denied entry to non-Hindus. Another new experience for the non-Hindu visitors is to watch the cremation ceremony. Though it is not recommended to faint-hearted people.
4. Swoyambhu Mahachaitya :
Situated on a hilltop from a distance of 3 km from the main city, Swoyambhu Mahachaitya (Swoyambhunath) is one of the holiest Buddhist site in Nepal. The stupa has been a paradigm of faith and harmony for centuries with Hindu temples and deities carved within this holy Buddhist site. It is believed that the glory and prosperity of Kathmandu valley was started from this point of time. Apart from being a sacred place, the hilltop also act as an overlook from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the extensive valley. Swoyambhu "self-existent one" was built by King Manadeva of Lichhavi Dynasty in 460 A.D. By the 13th century, it had become an important centre of Buddhism. Since then a lot of Hindus and Buddhists of whole world visit this place every year for prayers. The largest image of the Sakyamuni Buddha in Nepal rests on a high pedestal on the western side of Swoyambhunath. A temple dedicated to Saraswati (often called ManjuShree by Buddhists), goddess of learning is built behind the hilltop. The stupa premises is filled with Buddhist shrines, and statues of Hindu deities. The prayer wheels, the vibrant prayer flags, chanting of Buddhist Monks, the monkeys chattering, gives this place a combination of natural and religious vibe. One can feel the inner pace and tranquillity after visiting this Sacred place.
After visiting all those places, we will head back to the office. We will hold a final pre-trek brief. After that either you want to explore the city on yourself or you want to go straight back to your accommodation, depends on your choice.
Morning traveling by coach or in private vehicles (depending upon group size), where a drive leads on the interesting and exciting highway to reach at Dhunche and beyond to Syabrubesi village. On drive views of the mountain and scenic landscapes as journey leads a past number of farm villages and towns and then ending the drive at Syabrubesi for a first overnight stop, around Langtang Himal and Rasuwa district home of Tamang the mountain tribe of Nepal and Langtang areas.
The first-day walk from Syabrubesi leads to a climb for a while with the rest of the walk on a gradual winding uphill trail through terraced farm fields and villages. As our route enters into the cool forested area in a gorge following the torrential glacial Trisuli River upstream, as the path follows with a climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after a good walk of near six hours reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel for an overnight stop.
From here a few hours of morning walks lead to Ghoretabela for possible lunch stop within a lovely forest of pines, hemlocks, and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also.
After a refreshing break, walk continues on the road to beautiful Langtang valley, an hour treks into a pleasant cool alpine woodland, crossing a small stream leaving tree line behind as our walk leads uphill for an hour, then walk gets easier on gradual trail with few ups and down to Langtang village for overnight stop.
From Langtang village walking on the nice gradual uphill trail for few hours following the “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise is the appropriate way with respect to the Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as the valley opens up with views of snow-capped peaks. After hours of the gentle good walk overlooking views of peaks brings you at Kyanjin Gompa a charming and scenic spot with amazing views of Langtang Lirung above 7,000m and its icefall at near distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.
A leisure day, visit Kyanjin small Cheese factory with an optional hike up to Tsego-Ri or Kyngin Ri above 4,700 m / 15,420ft adding more heights facing a stunning panorama of snow-capped mountains from Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga or Ganja Chuli (5,846m), Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).
After a refreshing and pleasant scenic time at Kyanjin, our walk retracing the trail back on the same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
Last day walk of this fantastic journey leads back to Syabrubesi, as walk follows on the same trail providing you with much views of the area, heading downhill past farm villages and terraced fields and then crossing over a bridge, where our final trek of the adventure brings you at Syabrubesi for last overnight stop around Langtang Himal and Rasuwa district.
Morning drive back to Kathmandu on the same interesting highway with exciting time as drive leads through rural farm villages and towns with views of mountains after six hours journey reaching in Kathmandu, then transfer to your respective hotels.
A free and relaxing day in Kathmandu, relax and enjoy with individual activities shopping souvenirs or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour.
One of our representatives will transfer you to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight.
Includes & Excludes
- • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle
- • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3-star category hotel with breakfast in twin sharing basis
- • Kathmandu valley sightseeing (Private vehicle and guide)
- Transportation (Kathmandu- Syabrubesi and Syabrubesi-Kathmandu) by local bus
- Langtang National Park Entrance fees and TIMS Cards
- Food (breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners) (Full board during the trekking)
- Teahouse accommodation during the trekking
- An experienced English-speaking guide and his all expenses including insurance
- Porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) and their all expenses including insurance
- Trekking route map
- Sleeping bags and down jackets
- First aid box
- All the government taxes and service charges
- International airfare
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Entrance fees during Kathmandu valley sightseeing
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses (WIFI, bar bills, hot shower, hot water, electricity for charging gadgets etc.)
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Departure Dates for Langtang Valley trekking - 12 days
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