On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge.
Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history. A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Langtang Valley trek.
Morning after breakfast, adventure starts with an interesting drive heading north of Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the exciting ride overlooking beautiful landscapes of rolling green hills and valleys. The drive continues past farm villages and towns, facing views of snow peaks towards north-west. As the road follows to winding uphill to Dhunche, a large town and headquarters of the Rasuwa district. From here entering Langtang National Park, the first park around Nepal Himalayan. Which is also the home of Tamang, the indigenous old tribes interwoven with Buddhism religion and culture. After a short refreshing break at Dhunche, drive continues downhill on winding road to Syabrubesi village for overnight stop.
After a pleasant first overnight around the mountain village and town, having Breakfast. Start the trek heading for a climb towards farm areas, the walk leads to dense cool forest. Lined with tall rhododendron and pine trees within a river gorge. Then trek to an open expose area amidst beautiful forest, reaching Lama Hotel for overnight. The lodges are simple, but nice and cozy serves good food for dinner and breakfast.
Second day walk starts after breakfast, heading north following uphill trail above Langtang Khola / stream. Climb continues to Ghoretabela reaching for lunch stop, a nice small area within tall tree lines. Afternoon few hours walks on gradual up to Langtang village, situated on a wide open area. The village is slowly coming back to normal, after a great earthquake of 2015. Which destroyed most of the houses and took many life of the villagers, as well of some foreign trekkers. Check into a nice lodge, and browse around the village and witness a memorial of people who lost their life.
Today a short day walk for lunch and overnight at Kyanjin our main highlight of the adventure. Morning from Langtang walk leads to short climb, and then entering a wide open valley. The trail follows past few prayer wall called Mani, from here tall tree lines gives away for short juniper bushes. Finally the morning walk completes reaching Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and overnight stop. Kyanjin the highest point of the trek, a nice settlement with a small monastery. Located amidst scenic Langtang valley, surrounded by an series of snow peaks of Langtang Himal range. After lunch enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore around Kyanjin and witness the local culture of Tamang the native of Langtang Himal.
After a continues walk for three days, a lovely place for rest day to enjoy local Hike. Options to the highest view-point s, either on top Tserko or Kyanjin-Ri for excellent vista of surrounding snow-mountains. Enjoy the panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ghengu Liru (Langtang- II 6,571 m) and Kimshun (6,745 m) with Shalbachum (6,918 m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga / Ganja Chuli (5,846 m), and far towards Gangchenpo, Tillman’s Fluted Peak.
The view extends as far as Jugal Himal in the east with Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m), Includes some of Tibet. Langtang Himal forms a great barrier between Nepal and Tibet / China. After a breathtaking views from the high hills back to Kyanjin with afternoon at leisure.
Morning enjoy the last glorious views of surrounding giant snow peaks, having breakfast, return journey to Lama Hotel. Back into lush green forest, the walk follows on the same path downhill. Walking past Langtang village, and Ghoretabela to reach Lama Hotel for overnight halt, after a long day walk from Kyanjin Gompa.
Retrace the journey back to the road-head at Syabrubesi walk leads through dense forest, following the trail to a small place few shops and lodge at river-side.From here downhill to a bridge, and then on nice pleasant path to Syabrubesi for last final overnight stop around Langtang Himal and Rasuwa district.
Start early morning for a long interesting drive to Kathmandu, an exciting journey following the winding downhill road. Reaching low warm farm villages of Trisuli Bazaar around Nuwakott district. Possible stop for lunch break, the drive continues through nice farm villages and town. Then finally reaching the Kathmandu valley outskirt, and then into hustle bustle city life of Kathmandu.
The drive takes you back to your hotel by late afternoon, enjoy rest of day at leisure.
We have reserved a free day in Kathmandu, where all can relax and enjoy leisure activities. Interested people can join in for exciting sightseeing tour of Patan / Lalitpur and Bhaktapur cities, worth a visit.
Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Langtang Valley Trekking.
Langtang Trek What a tour it was! I could not ask for more on a first visit to Nepal. Himalayan Forever Treks organized this trip very well for me. My guide Gakul was also very kind man. He was a very fun loving person with easy going personality. Would definitely recommend this company.
Trek leads to final highlights and overnight stop in Kyanjin Gompa at 3,749 m / 12,371 feet high. But on rest day, one can hike to Kyanjin-Ri, 4773 m / 15, 655 feet, and Tserko-Ri at 5033 m/16,500 feet are the unique viewpoints and best things to explore on Langtang Valley trek.
The climb is not too tough or difficult, the trail is well defined leading to strenuous ups facing with great views. The rise in altitude makes the walk tiring and tough. But taking slowly and having rest will overcome the difficultness as well stopping to enjoy the surrounding views.
Langtang Valley due to its accessibility and closest Himalayan destinations it is quite popular among trekkers. Listed as 3rd popular trekking destinations after Annapurna and Everest region. Located just north of Kathmandu city about 32 k.m. aerial distance. Taking about a week or more to cover the whole trek, as well one can extend the trek visiting holy Gosainkund Lake. Situated south of Langtang Himal and continue trek crossing high pass Laurabinaya-La pass to Helambu and then east of Kathmandu valley rim.
Every villages and settlements have hydroelectricity or solar power, where trekkers can charge electronic items. A fee is charged for each gadgets as per hour basis, the price differs from one place to another.
Langtang Valley is a popular, every villages offers best lodge accommodation. Only in some few small settlement the lodge accommodation are simple and basic, with common bath and toilets.
But all lodges restaurants provides comprehensive food menu to choose from, with options for overnight accommodations from budget, moderate to standard rooms. Trekkers can enjoy having nice rooms using common bathe and toilets on route Kyanjin Gompa and back to Syabrubesi at the end of trekking.
Foods are served in a large warm dining room, from Continental, Chinese, Indian, Tibetan and Nepali. Some lodge restaurants also serves fresh homemade bakeries products.
The most famous and popular is Nepali Dal / Bhat (boiled or steam rice, served with various lentil soups, vegetable or meat mild curry, includes pickles of choice).