Langtang Valley Trek is the nearest Himalayan trekking destination from Kathmandu valley. 6-7 hour drive takes you to Syabrubesi from where we start our classic Langtang Valley Trek. Although being very close to Kathmandu, the Langtang valley is remained as Wilderness as any other Tibetan highlands with sublime remote landscape. The people from the highlands of the Langtang valley are definitely Nepalese but being direct descendant of the Tibetan origin, they look like the Tibetans. Hereafter, Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan lifestyle.
Day 01: Kathmandu - Syabru Bensi/1470m approx. 7 hours drive
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi.
Day 02: Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours,
Start our trek after breakfast, the trail continues passing the village and you cross on a suspension bridge. Then the trail ascends upstream of Langtang Khola through the forests until reaching Pairo which takes about 3 hours. You have lunch break here. After lunch, your trek continues through the deep forests till Bamboo and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then the trail ascends through deep forests and you cross by suspension bridge, then again the steep ascent brings you in Lama Hotel which takes about 2 hours. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 03: Lama Hotel - Langtang 3330m, 5-6 hours,
The tail continues through the forests until reaching Gumnachok and it takes about 1 and half hour. Then you continue your hike to Godatabela which takes about 2 hours. Now you have a glimpse of Langtang Lirung. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail continues passing the yak pasture land and through the forests until reaching Thangshyap which takes about 2 hours. Then your trail keeps rising until Chyamki and it takes about 1 and half hour. You cross on a suspension bridge and continue till Langtang village which takes about 1 hour. . You have a good view of Langtang Lirung and other peaks as well as beautiful waterfall. You can visit old monastery with your guide in the evening time. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 04: Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa 3870m/3-4 hours,
Today is only short day walking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail continues passing the Yak pasture land until reaching Kyanjin Gompa which takes about 3 hours slowly. You have lunch. After lunch, you can visit Kyanjin Gompa and Cheese Factory with your guide and taste yak cheese. Now you have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Gangchempu, Nayakhang and other peaks. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Excursion Tsergo-Ri 4985m
Today, we do excursion and hike to Tsergo-Ri, 4985m. We start in the morning after breakfast. First you walk level trail about 30 minutes and you cross small stream. Then the trail continues steep ascending with viewing the panoramic snow capped mountains which takes about 3 and half hours. You have a superb view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala peak, Langshisha Ri and other snowy peaks. If you want to explore more and spend long time on the top, you better to take packed lunch from your Lodge. After enjoying, you climb down till to lodge which takes about 2 and half hour. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa - Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours,
The trail descends down passing the yak pasture land until reaching Langtang which takes about 2 hours then continue walk and cross the suspension bridge and climb down till Thangshyap. It takes about 1 hour. Again you continue the trail following through the forests until reaching Godatabela which takes about 1 hour. You have lunch break here. After lunch, the trail keeps descending till Lama Hotel. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 07: Lama Hotel - Syabrubesi
After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubensi, about 5 hours walk. Enjoy the easy trail mostly downhill through lush green vegetation. Arriving Syabrubesi, we take our lunch.
Day 08: Transfer to Kathmandu
After breakfast we drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving Kathmandu, transfer to your hotel. Spend the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any sights you missed during your first day in Kathmandu. In the evening, celebration dinner together.
Packing List and Equipment for Langtang Valley Trek
Personal Trekking Equipment
Pee Bottle (Optional) but very useful.
Pee funnel for women (optional) Lightweight urinary director.
Hand/foot warmers (Optional) Recommended if you easily get cold hands and feet 1-3 pairs.
Personal first aid kit (small and simple) Aspirin, Moleskin, Adhesive tape, Band-Aids. Scissor, Blade,
Drugs/medications/prescriptions Climbers should bring Mupirocin (Bactroban) cream, excellent topical antibiotic for scrapes and cuts. Cirprofloxin (Cipro) 500mg tablets for travelers' diarrhea and for urinary tract infections. Loperamide (Lomotil) or Immodium for diarrhea. Acetazolamide (Diamox) 125 or 250mg tablets for alltitude sickness. Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 200mg tablets for altitude headaches, sprains, aches, etc. Excedrin for headaches. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) 325mg tablets for stomach sensitivity.
This above list is only an advice for you. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands. If you have questions please email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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