Although the Langtang Valley can be reached by a day’s drive from Kathmandu, this area is still unknown to the majority of trekkers.
Dominated by the Langtang Himalayas this valley trek is relatively short but one that runs through rhododendron and bamboo forests, alongside thundering waterfalls and stunning snow-capped mountains.
The trail takes you to an altitude of 4,000 meters and if you want to go higher, you’d definitely not want to miss to see the sunrise from the Tserko Ri at 5,000m.
This diverse trek introduces you to the Buddhist culture of the Tamangs and the Sherpas and the ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa, situated near Tserko upholds this tradition. The spectacular views on this trek include Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m).
The trek passes through Langtang National Park- a pristine countryside with majestic flora and fauna, yak pastures and local cheese factories! Himalayan pheasants, Himalayan deer, Himalayan bears, monkeys, and the elusive red panda, are native to this region.
Langtang Village was completely destroyed during the April 2015 earthquake. The resilient locals have, however, been busy rebuilding and some teahouses and lodges have been rebuilt and are open. The best way for people to help is to continue to visit this area.
For those who want to trek this off-beat track and see something completely different from many of the more touristy areas in the country, this is a perfect trek.
Similarly, for those who are discovering Nepal for the first time, this is the perfect introduction.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Syafru Beshi (Drive)||1550 m||7 - 8 hr|
|Day 2||Trek to Lama Hotel||2380 m||6 hr|
|Day 3||Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang village||3430 m||6 - 7 hr|
|Day 4||Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa||3870 m||3 hr|
|Day 5||Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri||5000 m||7 - 8 hr|
|Day 6||Tserko Ri to Lama Hotel||2380 m||6 - 7 hr|
|Day 7||Lama Hotel to Syafru Beshi||1550 m||6 - 7 hr|
|Day 8||Syafru Beshi to Kathmandu (Drive)||1380 m||8 - 9 hr|