The Langtang Valley is a beautiful and short trek that comprises a lot of scenic walks, diverse flora and fauna and delve into Tibetan culture in a small time. If you are a first-time trekker, then Langtang Valley Trek is a perfect trip for you. Langtang Trek takes you from Syabrubesi (1470m) and ascends you up to hit 4783m at Kyanjin Ri( amazing stop for panoramic mountain views, and famous for sunshine). Just imagine, the red sun rising up above the hills and striking snow-capped white mountains to turn golden. Trust me, you will fill your memory card capturing the eye-stretching views.
Langtang is for those who want to trek in off the beaten track this is a perfect trek. The trail takes you through lush forests and bamboo to the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, countryside views, blooming rhododendrons.
As a whole, Langtang is kind of a moderate trek. Anyone can complete this trek. You need TIMS Card and Langtang National Park Entry Permit to go to Langtang. The best time for exploring here is in the seasons of Autumn and Spring. And you can find the number of teahouses for rest and food.
Langtang Valley is a quite moderate kind of trekking. We walk through ups and downs. So, it’s good to have proper physical fitness. Langtang is a remote trek. However, there are enough tea houses for food and accommodation. Altitudes, Weather Conditions and Physical Fitness may challenge you during the trek.
In Langtang Trek, we generally troll around 3000m to 5000m(Kyanjin Ri). Despite having vegetation, there is a chance of suffering from Altitude Sickness. The major symptoms of Altitude Sickness are nausea, vomiting and difficult to breathe. The better way to climb is by walking slowly, having enough carbs and water.
Trekking in the off-seasons like Summer or Monsoon is very challenging above 4000m. But trekkers with the proper experience can make it with proper trekking gears. Trekking in Autumn and Spring won’t have any weather challenge. But trekking in altitudes is quite challenging. Hence, having a guide is a compulsion. He can assist in case of an emergency as well.
As we hike through ups and downs, being physically well is a key to complete the trek with ease. We recommend you to do some physical exercises and warm-ups prior to the trek. This prepares you for the Langtang Trek. You should not do extra training like trekking in Manaslu or Everest.
Despite being remote trek, you can find several Tea Houses along the trail for accommodation. You can also have good food there. Generally, rooms are shared with shared bathroom. You may or may not get hot showers (depending upon teahouses). The availability of wifi also depends. However, in Kathmandu, you can find private rooms with attached bathrooms. The food at Langtang Trek is quite traditional. You can have typical Nepali food Dal, Bhat, Tarkari, bread, eggs or omelettes. The prices of food and accommodation rise as we climb up. Before bargaining the price please remember they are there (at high altitudes) just to serve you by carrying food along the trail where there is no transport.
Taking a private Jeep or Bus we start your drive from Kathmandu to Syarfru Bensi. It’s about 7-8 hours of scenic drive from Kathmandu along the forest and river. On a clear day, you can also see some mountains nearby. Today, we stay at Syapru Besi and rest for tomorrow’s walk.
Our 2nd day Langtang Valley Trip begins by following Bhote Koshi River and Langtang River. We cross through high suspension bridges. Walking there is also a unique experience. We also pass through an oak forest where you can see hanging monkeys (Langurs). This is about 5-6 hours walk up to Lama Hotel where we accommodate and rest.
Mundu welcomes us by showing the amazing mountain vistas and waterfalls. As we reach Ghode Tabela ( famous grassland ), we can see snow-capped Langtang Himal. We pass Buddhist monastery before reaching the Langtang village. We spend some time in the village and trail up to Mundu. Mundu is our last stop. We spend the night there.
Kyanjin Gompa is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites for Buddhist. It is an ancient monastery available there. The monastery is made up of local woods and stones. There are images and idols of Lord Buddha. We then acclaim up to Kyanjin Ri, a very famous viewpoint for amazing eye-stretching scenery. From here, you can enjoy picturesque views of Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin RI, Langshisha RI, Yala Peak etc.
We descend down to 2380m from 4783 m, approx. 2000m down to reach Lama Hotel where we have rested before. The magnificent view of the snow-covered mountain range will not escape from your eyes. We spend the night there.
We retrace our steps back to Syabrubesi. The trek is along the beautiful forest. It is quite easy to descend down than climbing up. Walk with the amazing feeling of trek completion.
Today our Langtang Valley Trek ends. We drive from Syafru to Kathmandu. You will have a lot of things to talk about on the bus or remember them. After reaching Ktm, we will have a farewell party and enjoy Thamel Nightlife if you are not tired.
You should have TIMS Card and Langtang National Park Entry Permit to start your trip to Langtang. Government of Nepal has made it compulsory to carry permits with you. Caretakers can check for the permits along the way (anytime). Our guide will carry all the documents all along the the trek.
Langtang is an amazing place to trek. It’s quite easy to trek in Langtang. So, trekking in any months can give you a lifelong memory. However, trekking in Autumn(September, October, November) and Spring(March, April, May) seasons has its own flavour. You can extract all things of Langtang during these months. The temperature remains moderate and the sky remains clearer and what do you wait to trek.
However, trekking in the month of December is also quite good. There won’t be high traffic. But views are uncertain depending upon the cloud.
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