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.
This famous traditional Langtang valley within Langtang National Park is located in the area is so fascinating and attracts 21000 visitor a year. Some 4,500 people live inside the park, and many more depend on it for timber and firewood as cooking fuel. The majority of the residents are Tamang. Langtang National Park established 1976 covers a diversity of climatic zones, from subtropical to alpine. Roughly 25 percent of the park is covered by forest. Trees include the deciduous oak and maple, pine, blue pine and various types of rhododendron. Animal life includes Himalayan black bear, the goat-like Himalayan tahr, rhesus monkeys and red pandas. There are also tales of Yeti sightings. Beside that this short trek contains beautiful Langtang valley and spiritual site is the Buddhist monastery and a Yak Cheese factory at Kyanjin Gompa.
The main features of Langtang Valley are varieties of rhododendron, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and snow-capped peaks make the trek one of the most diverse treks nearby Kathmandu. Our 8 Days Langtang Trek starts with a day's jeep ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We begin the journey from Syabrubesi. We head upward to Lama Hotel and Langtang village until we arrive at the famous Kanyanjin Gompa as our last destination. After exploring the region, we trek back through the beautiful Sherpa Gaun and Khanjim to Syabrubesi from where we drive back to Kathmandu.
Langtang village has been completely swiped away by a massive avalanche followed by the earthquake in April 2015. The village suffered an estimated 310 deaths, including 176 Langtang residents, 80 foreigners, and 10 army personnel. More than 100 bodies were never found. Now since last 2 years people of Langtang have restored most of the houses and rebuilt the lodges and tourism activities in Langtang is back to normal. This can be combined with Gosaikuna Trek, Langtang Helmabu Trek and adventurous Ganjala Pass Trek in Langtang.
We chose Wilderness Excursion among the millions of trekking agency in Kathmandu mainly because of the kindness and, precision and good spirit of Pradip. Since the beginning he was quick and accurate in his answers to our maaaaany doubts and once arrived in Nepal our great expectations have been confirmed! We chose a 8 days Langtang Valley Trek and was the best experience during our stay in Nepal, thanks not only to the great job our agency did but most of all to our outstanding guide, Garap that took care of us in every single detail. His teachings, stories and experience are amazing and his presence changed our own! Thank you likewise to our porter Rekman, that assisted us during our trekking, not simply as a porter but as one of the team :) We really liked the experience and we are looking forward to come back to Nepal to make some other treks, hopefully with Wilderness Excursion again, because aside for experience, fair prices and professionalism, we always look for kindness and real attention for the customer when we travel so far from home.
We were seven expat women taking a week out of busy Kathmandu life to trek the Langtang valley. We had a fabulous time. Pradip arranged everything efficiently and helpfully. Our guide, Rahul, was so cheerful, kind and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Wilderness Excursions.
I did Langtang Valley Trek with my husband which was life-long desire to travel to Nepal was the trip of a lifetime thanks to the professional support of Wilderness Excursion. Pre-trip planning was very easy with every query fully answered by Pradip. Our guide Jay Ram was first-class, carrying out every aspect professionally. I believe the pacing of each day as planned by Wilderness Excursion permitted us to successfully acclimate to the altitude. This agency will be the only agency I think for future trekking adventures in Nepal.
Manaslu and Tsum Valley trek (and Langtang too) March – April 2014 My brother and I completed the Manaslu / Tsum Valley Trek with Pradip in April. We found Wilderness Excursion; a Kathmandu based Adventure Travel Agency in the internet and took a gamble as we knew nothing about this trekking company. Pradip, Founder Manager and also a trekking guide answered all our questions for the trek we required. It was a great gamble! Pradip was very well organized, knowledgeable about the area and a lot of fun to trek with. I can’t recommend him highly enough. The trek itself is phenomenal. The scenery is beautiful and the area is still relatively less crowded, particularly in the Tsum Valley. I am generally not a big fan of being guided (I like to figure things out on my own) but Pradip added a great deal to the trip by serving as a translator and introducing us to people and cultural experiences that would not have been available otherwise. We liked Pradip so much that we hired him to guide us for two weeks in the Langtang region as well!
Wilderness Excursion (P) Ltd is a government certified fully and licensed best adventure trekking agency based in Kathmandu Nepal and documented by the tourism authority of the government of Nepal to run tours, travel, trekking, mountaineering expeditions, and other travel related activities. Wilderness Excursion is proud member of TAAN (Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal) NTB (Nepal Tourism Board) NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association) KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) HRA (Himalayan Rescue Association etc. Committed and dedicated. Wilderness Excursion is run by committed and dedicated professionals with decades long experience in trekking and climbing having passion to our work. Our guide and field support staff are highly experienced, helpful and friendly to take care of all your trekking holidays needs in the Himalaya that enhance for your memorable trip. We are specialized for effectively planned trekking tours to Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India and Pakistan and beside this we arrange Cultural Tours, Village Excursion, Short Adventure Activities like; Bungee Jump, Paragliding, Ultra…Read Review