The Langtang is the nearest Himalayan Trekking region from the Kathmandu Valley. A few hours drive from Kathmandu can take you to the beautiful Langtang region. Despite its proximity to the Kathmandu city, the Langtang Region is as wild as any Tibetan highlands with an idyllic rural landscape. The people living in the highlands of the Langtang region are from Tibetan Origin, hence they look like Tibetans. Langtang region is one of the most popular trekking regions for those wishing for a trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayas influenced by Tibetan culture and lifestyle.
Langtang Trek takes the trekkers through its forests and among the villages and farmlands of its people, many of who are of Tibetan origin. Once an important trading route with Tibet, this influence is reflected in the character of the villages and peoples. During part of the Langtang trek, you will be walking through National Park, and though wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest setting, there are chances of seeing some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colourful danphe.
From Langtang village, the track continues to Kyangjin Gompa (3,740meters). This is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory. There is a STOL airstrip at Chhaldang, a short distance east of Kyangjin. Visiting the Yala Cheese Factory (4.633meters) and the small lakes beyond Yala are worthwhile. Yala can be reached within half a day from Kyangjin Gompa.
From Kyangjin Gompa, a continuation to the pastures of Langsisa (4.084meters) provides the good views of numerous glaciers. There are some huts in Langsisa that can be reached within one day’s walk from Kyangjin Gompa.
Langtang Trek Difficulty
Is it difficult to trek to Langtang?
The trek in the Langtang is considered a moderate trek. Unlike moderate treks, walks and altitudes are longer than easy treks. The route is steeply climbing or descending in some places. You will need an average level of physical fitness in order to enjoy the trek. However, a moderate trek does not require as much skill, knowledge However, moderate trekking does not require as much skill, knowledge and experience as difficult trekking. Even if it’s your first trekking experience, it might be a nice choice to start with Langtang. Rest enough if you’re overweight or senior and break the walk into short walks.
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our airport representative from Himalaya Discovery, who will display your name on the board at the arrival gate. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi which takes about 8 hours by bus or Land cruiser depending on group size. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Beshi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces, and green hills. From Trishuli to Syabrubesi the road is rough. Sometimes the road can be blocked in the monsoon time. Overnight at guesthouse.
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through Landslide. Afterward, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies on the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like and at the end, your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Overnight at guesthouse.
From lama hotel, we continue gently ascending above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. From time and again we can have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meters. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 2992m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages showcasing water-driven mills and prayer wheels. On descending for a while, we arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching the height 3430 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc. Overnight at guesthouse
The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending along the mountain passes we arrive at Kyagjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Overnight at guesthouse
Morning visit around Kyangjin Gompa and afternoon return Lama Hotel, we take a route back to Lama Hotel following the trail of we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama hotel. Overnight at guesthouse
Morning visit around Kyangjin Gompa and afternoon return Lama Hotel, we take a route back to Lama Hotel following the trail of we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama hotel. Overnight at guesthouse / Or direct to Kathmandu by private car / Jeep.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi which will take approximately 7 to 8 hours by bus or Jeep depending on group size.
The trip concludes, our airport representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.