Langtang Valley Trek is a delightful trekking trail that is going through Tamang heritage culture and is dominated by Tamang culture. It offers a majestic view of the mountain with a wide landscape. The trek captures all the best Himalayan trekking with stunning scenery and the tradition and culture of local tribes. Mostly Tamang people are seen on this trekking route. We have an opportunity to know nearly about the culture and traditions of the Tamang people. With the culture and religious costume of Tamang, we also pass through georgic mountain communities and traditional platform farms. This trek offers pine woodland forest, mountain views, lush green slopes, and an overall enjoyable experience.
Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most adventurous trekking which near Kathmandu valley. The trek also offers the wonderful experience of witnessing the ancient culture and their warm hospitality. We will take a road trip from Kathmandu valley towards Sybrubesi where we will have the opportunity to see the natural beauty of Nepal. Trekking on this route provides you the perfect opportunity to observe the beautiful glacier and snow-capped mountain. We get an opportunity to explore the Langtang national park which is very much rich in biodiversity and rare wildlife animals.
In the Langtang valley trek or trekking in the Langtang region, you will get everywhere tea-house where the facilities can vary from place to place. You will most live at the tea houses where they provide room, food, and the basic needy things like charging facilities, WIFI, and a hot shower. The portion of food will be quite useful and heavy. All the rooms are available on a twin basis with no attached bathroom. The bathroom is normally out of the guestrooms which are for all guests or trekkers. Where you have to share a bathroom with another guest also.
The different options for accommodation range from basic to standard and the service you will get on the trail will change according to the change in altitude. You should share a restroom with others on the off chance that may not connect and the toilets are usually on a sharing basis without the facility of running water where the rooms have two single beds with thin mattresses and a pair of bed sheets. The trekkers could get a chance to enjoy the culture and natural beauty at the same time. In this route, we will spend about one week where you will have an opportunity to see the wonderful Mountain View with the natural beauty.
A trekking permit is the most essential thing which you must not forget because the permit is needed for the entire trekking route of Nepal. You should be well aware of the two different trekking permits before you leave for trekking the Langtang region. It has opened for national and international trekkers as a blessed area for tourism destinations. This is an exciting lifetime experience to trek in this region. If you pass through the Shivapuri Nagarjuna national park then you have to pay an entrance fee too. For this trekking, you have to get two trekking permit which is TIMS and a National park permit. The cost of the TIMS is Rs3000 per person and for Langtang national park is USD30 per person.
A permit is needed to appear on the check post along this trekking trail course and for the permit. For a permit, you have to show a photocopy of your passport and two passport-sized photos. You have to take two trekking permits to trek this route. One will get in the Kathmandu valley and for another; you will get in the Syabrubesi which is a national park permit. If you didn’t take them from Kathmandu then you will easily get them from the entry gate at Dhunche. And if you join any company then you don’t have to worry because the company will arrange a permit for you.
There are so many attractive places for trekking in Nepal besides, that Langtang valley trek is one of the most beautiful and popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Before starting trekking, you have to search for the best season for trekking on that route. Nepal is a Himalayan country and when come to visit you will visit the Himalayan ranges where the season is the most important. The best season is spring and autumn season and for the rest rainy and winter season you can trek but the view is not that clear. Trekking in this region is the magical and preserved treks of Nepal.
For the best trekking experience on this route, the spring season is the best time for trekking because during this time the environment is green, and flowers bloom everywhere. In mid-February, trekking is the best because at this time it is quite cold at night and in the daytime it was warm. The temperature remains moderate with a crystal clear sky which means the temperature during this time is perfect for walking in the autumn season.
The difficulty level depends on the topography of the route. While talking about the difficulty level of this route that it is a moderately difficult trek with the beautiful natural scenery. You can overcome this trek difficulty you might face and need to come prepared physically and mentally with proper packing. It is one of the most popular treks in Nepal which is famous for its natural beauty, beautiful glacier, and many more. Most part of the trek is done at a lower altitude with basic physical fitness and anyone can overcome it. We will have a certain amount of difficulties we may have to face.
Morning an exciting drive towards Rasuwa district to Langtang region as the ride leads towards high hills of with views of Himalayan peaks and rolling green hills, passing through many farm villages and towns to reach at a nice Tamang village at Syabrubesi after passing through Dhunche town, where Langtang National Park begins.
Syabrubesi located in the shadow of massive Central Himal of Ganesh and Langtang mountain range, a door to many treks to Langtang and Ganesh Himal area and as well route to Tibet border.
Our first day walk of this adventure leads to a bridge over Langtang Khola (river) later joins Trisuli River downstream. From here with uphill climb through scattered farm villages and terraces, and into a cool shade of forest reaching at Riverside a small settlement with few simple lodges, where the path from Upper or Thulo Syabru meets, after a rest or lunch break trek continues with a climb through beautiful forests of rhododendron, pines, bamboo tree lines, Langtang area is famous for rare and elusive Red Panda and other wildlife’s, after a good day’s walk reaching at Lama Hotel located in between forest surrounding and by the Langtang Khola.
Morning walk leads higher into a river gorge within lovley woodlands of tall trees of pines, rhododendron and then following the river upstream past few houses and cattle herders shelters to reach cooler areas at Ghoretabela for lunch break, a nice spot with beautiful forest surrounding. From here 3 hours of good walk into forested area and then leaving the tree lines behind at Langtang village for overnight stop.
This is last permanent village before Kyanjin Gompa around Langtang Valley, with time to explore this interesting Tamang and Bhotias people village of Tibetan origin with similar life style interwoven into Buddhist religion and culture.
After a wonderful stop in Langtang village, morning walk leads to our highlight and main destination at Kyanjin, heading on winding uphill trail and as the deep gorge opens up into a wide beautiful valley with amazing views of snow capped mountains that surrounds Langtang valley, the path encounters several prayer or mani walls and then reaching at Kyanjin Gomba for two nights stop around this lovely valley shadowed by array of peaks with Langtang Lirung glacier just near from the lodges, and a cheese processing factory established some 35 years ago with help and support of Swiss assistance.
A perfect spot for rest day to acclimatize at this high altitude with many places for short hike and climb like to the hill top of Tsego and Kyanjin ri at over 4,000 meters top for better panorama of surrounding mountains.
From view point hill overlooking at Langtang Himal, beyond which lies Tibet. The major peaks include Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6571m / 21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum (6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak.
Beyond it continues to the Jugal Himal, ending with Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,929ft), extending further east on the upper meadows of the Langtang range ends in a huge and massive mountain wall, forming the border with Tibet.
Morning catching the last view of this wonderful surrounding and high snow capped mountains in amazing Langtang valley, then heading downhill for another adventure on route Kathmandu, walk leads on the same route till Lama Hotel after a long descend with few short ups in between the walks.
After a great superb time around Kyanjin and Langtan valley, our last day walk of this fabulous trip leads downhill most of the way to reach the bridge above Bhote-Kosi (Upper Trisuli River) and then a pleasant walk back to Syabrubesi village.
After a great country walk on the scenic trail to Langtang Panorama and around Central Himalaya, morning journey as the drive leads back to Kathmandu with few rests stops for refreshment and lunch, after 6 hours of good drive reaching back at busy city life in Kathmandu.