Nepal Langtang trekking combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with the high mountain lakes at Gosainkund and the beautiful Helambu Valley. Visit the beautiful Langtang National park and then trek to the end of the valley to view the wonderful ice flutes of Gyangchempo.
Following the Trisuli River north out of Kathmandu, we travel through Trasuli Bazaar and Dhunche to Syabrubensi, a Sherpa village located at the very edge of the Langtang National Park. We then swing east into the Langtang valley, crossing the river several times as we travel up along a gorge-like, lower section of the valley. We pass through oak and rhododendron forests and even cross glacial moraine on our way to the Tamang village of Langtang.
A little further up the valley is Kyangin Gompa, where we stop overnight and sample the local yak cheese. We pass through Nubamatang, nestled in a hidden valley, on our way up to view the glaciers, which mark the gateway into Tibet. Backtracking, we travel through Syabru and Sing Gompa to a high plateau, where the sacred lake Gosainkund is located. Crossing the Llaurebena Pass (4610m), we continue south, leaving the Langtang region behind us as we travel through the Helambu valley to Gul Bhanjyang. From here it's just a few days trek back to Kathmandu.
Itinerary/ Trip Details
Arrive Kathmandu, transfer from airport to hotel
At leisure in Kathmandu, preparation for trek
Drive to Syabru Besi
From Kathmandu we take a drive of about 7 to 8 hours on paved road and reach Dhunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa district. A short distance further we reach Syabru Besi, the starting point of our Langtang trek. The area is thickly populated by Tamangs, an ethnic community whose origin can be traced back to Tibet.
Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel
Today’s trek again takes us on an up and down trail through a thick forest filled with oak, pine and bamboo trees. We may spot some wildlife - monkeys, wild boar, Himalayan black bear or the endangered red panda on our trek. After walking for about five hours we finally reach Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
We leave Lama Hotel and head towards Langtang Village. Walking through wonderful mountain scenery filled with flowing rivers and waterfalls, snowy white peaks of the Langtang range and verdant forest we reach the green meadows of Ghora Tabela. After walking for about 3 hours we reach Langtang Village. The village’s water-driven mills, flat-roofed Tibetan style houses and prayer wheels lend a quaint charm. Langtang village is the HQ of Langtang National Park.
Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa
From Langtang Village we trek for about four hours and reach Kyangjin Gompa. Situated on a valley, surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Langtang Range – Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and Yala Peak, Kyangjin Gompa has a monastery, a government run cheese factory (built with Swiss assistance) and some few houses and lodges.
Explore the area around Kyangjin Gompa
Today we visit the old monastery and the cheese factory and walk up a little hill, Kyangjin Ri, and enjoy the wonderful views of the ice fall and glaciers of Langtang Lirung.
Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
We retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel. Following the Langtang Khola to Ghora Tabela we descend to Lama Hotel.
Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi
From Lama Hotel we trek to Syabrubesi. As we pass by the Tamang villages en route, we get to observe their unique culture and lifestyle
Drive back to Kathmandu
The Trekking in Langtang region is closer to Kathmandu and a little less populated than other trekking destinations in Nepal. Which take you to the Langtang Valley that lies just south of the Tibetan Border. Langtang Trekking
starts from the village of Dunche, walking on the open and fertile
valley. Nepal's national flower, the Rhododendron looks amazing with the
backdrop of snow-capped mountains and photo opportunities on this
trekking are endless. One can see and hear a multitude of birds and
might be able to spot other wildlife such as Wild Boar and Languor
monkey. As you move up theLangtang valley you will notice the
Tibetan influence in the villages and lifestyle of the people. The
ascent up to Tserko Ri (4,984m) is a challenging climb, however it
offers some of the most spectacular Himalayan views and the mountain
passes are overpowering, which is a definite highlight of the trip!
Another option is to undertake a shorter walk up to Kyanjin Ri or
walk further up the valley. The pristine Gompa at Kyanjin is set in
midst of the Himalayas and the views from all directions are phenomenal.
After Kyanjin Gompa you will spend the next few days Langtang trekking
over the magnificent Ganja La (5400m.), a challenging pass situated on
the flank of the Naya Kang (5846m. /19175ft) where high camp is set up
on grassy meadows at the foot of the pass before you make the crossing.
The last few meters of ascent to the prayer flags on the pass require a
modest amount of scrambling, though it is not difficult at any stage.
Fabulous views of the Ganesh and Jugal Himal peaks greet you as you
traverse across to the delightful Helambu region. You can chose
different way for different pass in langtang trekking, Back to Lama Hotel and Up to Gosaikunda through Thulo Syabru is another scenic beauty of langtang trekking.
After spectacular view of Gosaikunda Lake at the valley. There is
another magnificent pass called by Lauri-bina Pass, if you have time you
can continue until Kathmandu passing the Helambu village. People either
back to Dunche and take ca but back to Kathmandu.
The best time to Langtang Trekking is beginning of March
to end of May and beginning of September to end of December. You can
choose the details of itineraries as per your desire and holidays.