Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most popular and one the most loved trekking routes in Nepal. Langtang is a narrow valley lying to the south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang Lirung 7246m lies to the north; Gang Chhenpo 6388m and Naya Kanga Ri 5846m lie to the south and DorjeLakpa 6966m at the east of the Valley. The trekking in Langtang region combines with one of the remote and spectacular valleys in Nepal, along with the high mountain lake-- Gosaikunda and the beautiful valley called Helambu. Kyangchinggompa is the highest point where we reach during the trekking in this region.
Langtang Valley Trek begins from the lower Langtang valley, through the forests and along with the Sherpa villages and farmlands of the people. Many villagers are originally from Tibet. Once this route was an important trading route with Tibet, therefore, most of the villagers here still are involved in trade with Tibet. We also pass through Langtang National Park, where we have a chance to see some wild animals and birds.We further continue our Langtang Valley Trek to KyangjinGompa 3740m, which is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory, where make an excursion to the small lakes near Yala and KyangjinGompa. The KyanginGompa is located on the top of the valley, from where we also can have a view of the glaciers, which also are gateway to Tibet and we return back to Syabru village and make a trip to Sing Gompa, a place where the holy lake Gosaikunda is situated and we cross the Liaurebena Pass (4610m) and continue south leaving the Langtang region and reach Helambu valley and subsequently at Chisapani and return back to Kathmandu. Langtang valley trek is also known as hidden valley trek.
A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our HJA representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in hotel.
After breakfast, our city guide will take you to various historical places and world heritage listed sites. These will include Pashupatinath (One of the greatest Hindu temples in Asia), Bouddhanath stupa (Buddhist stupa), Swayabhunath (Buddhist stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple) and Kathmandu Durbar Square (home of the living goddess Kumari)). After sightseeing, you will be dropped at your hotel with time to prepare for your Langtang Valley trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning, you will take the 8 hour (145 kilometer) scenic drive to Shyabrubensi from Kathmandu by private 4W jeep. You will pass by many villages, scenic hills, mountains, and rivers. You will check in your Langtang National Park permit in Dunche before arriving in Shyabrubensi. The Nepal-Tibet border is 18 kilometers from Shyabrubensi. Overnight in Shybrubensi.
After checking permit, your first day trek starts by crossing a suspension bridge over the Bhotekoshi and ascending up to Wangal. From Wangal you will trek to Khangjim(2280m). Enjoying the views, you will descend along the Tamang village, Bhanjyangaon, to Sherpagoan. Sherpagaon has few lodges but offers the magnificent views of mountains, landscapes and jungles. Overnight in Sherpagaon
In the morning you will have your breakfast with a spectacular view of mountains and begin trekking through a beautiful rhododendron forest (spring season is colorful). The trail merges at Rimche(2399m) with an older trail. You will ascend again through a beautiful forest of maple, rhododendron, hemlock, oak, and have an incredible view of Langtang Lirung (7227m). Following the Langtang River and crossing teashops along the riverside, you will soon arrive in Ghodatabela (3030m) for lunch. After lunch, you will need to check yourtrekking permit and ascend to Thyangsyap village. Overnight in Thyangsyap
After having breakfast, you will trek to Kyanjin Gompa. At first, the trail is easy then slightly ascends offering the view of valley, hills, snow- capped mountain and can see some beautiful birds such as Pheasants, Chirr pheasant , snow cock and eagle around the trail. After one and half hours walking, you will arrive in Chamki, which offers views of the whole Langtang village and snow-capped mountains. Langtang village (3430m) was damaged by the last earthquake but now, teahouses are under constructiion. From Langtang, the trail gradually ascends until reaching the village of Sundum. The trail becomes flat until you reach your final ascent along the river, arriving in Kyanjin Gompa, which has an ancient monastery and cheese factory (seasonal).Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
You will have a time to explore in Kyanjin, after ascending to the highest altitude on the trek, to Kyanjin Ri. The ascent may be challenging but after three hours of hiking, you will arrive. Kyanjin Ri offers a panoramic view of mountains including, Langtang Lirung, Pari Himal, Changbu, Yala peak, Ghangsangpo and Ganjala pass. After enjoying the views, you will descend back to Kyanjin for lunch. Be careful to walk slowly on your descent. You will have the rest of the day to rest and explore. Overnight in Kyanjin
You will descend along the same path that you ascent, and have an opportunity to enjoy some of the views that you may have missed. The descent is much easier than the ascent, and after about an hour and a half you will stop on the village of Thyangsyap for lunch. After lunch you will descend through a deep valley, trekking along a river until you arrive at the Lama Hotel. Overnight in Lama Hotel.
Your last day of trekking begins by a slight ascent to Rimche Village before stopping in Sherpa Gaon for lunch. You will pass by Khangjim Village and Wangal Village before arriving in Shyabrubensi. Overnight in Shybrubensi
Early in the morning, you will drive back to Kathmandu by private jeep. You will need to check out your permit. After arriving in Kathmandu, you will be dropped off at your hotel to check into your room, and enjoy Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel.
You have free time today so you can go shopping such as Pashmina , Thangka, Lokta paper, Hemp products, Khukuri(Nepali knife),Metal wares, wooden carving, rudraksha, woolen carpet, Mask Jewelry and jems as a souvenirs. In the Evening Himalayan Joy will host as a farewell dinner in the typical Nepali restaurant. Drive back to hotel.
Himalayan Joy Adventure will drop at the Tribhuwan International Airport terminal with sufficient time to check in for your flight. We hope that you had an incredible time in Nepal and encourage you to share your experiences with us on Trip Advisor or email. We welcome all feedback and hope that you had an experience of a lifetime with us! Have a safe flight!
Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can take a long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimises the fuel used and to make a campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveller so, just leaving a footprint on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradables which you had.