The Langtang Valley is a beautiful alpine region situated to the North of Kathmandu bordering Tibet. It is popular due to its snow-covered peaks, a mild climate and friendly and hospitable inhabitants. The area was recognized as Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park in 1971. The land of Tamangs, Langtang is rich in its age-old religious practices, language and costume. A journey to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore the Tamang villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers.
Langtang Valley Trek is one of the popular treks of Langtang region. It is best known for its pristine forests, high-elevation meadows of wild sheep, Tibetan-like culture and lovely mountain views. The name "Langtang" is derived from the Tibetan word "Lang" and "Tang", meaning "following ox". There is a story related with the name. It is said that once a Lama lost his ox and followed the trail till the valley. The same trail that the Lama had traced is being used in this trekking. Dominated by Tamang culture, the land of Tamangs is rich in alpine flora and fauna.
Facts of Trip:
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu transfer to you hotel .
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley city tours and preparation for upcoming trek.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1462 m.)
Day 04: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2500 m.)
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3307 m.)
Day 06: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 m.)
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa explore day.
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2500 m.).
Day 09: Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi (1462 m.)
Day 10: Drive from Syabru Bensi to Katmandu, O/N hotel
Day 11: After this amazing trek if you are interested for other activities like Safari, Rafting, Biking, Tours, Peak climbing or more trekking in other region we organize trip according to your desire. If you decide to leave Nepal we will transfer to airport for your onward destination.
Option B: short trek
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel O/N
Day 2 : Sightseeing / Cultural Day In Kathmandu Valley
Half day sightseeing around Kathmandu, Patan city where you will have time to fascinating Buddhist and Hindu temples and shrines reflecting ancient local tradition are highlighted on my guided tour. There’s time to explore the city’s many charms on your own or take a rest while I finalize trekking area permits. In the evening delicious traditional Nepali well come dinner await for you. O/N at Hotel
Day 3: Kathmandu - Chisapani
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal northern edge of the Kathmandu valley about 1 hour by taxi and start to hike up to Mulkharka the sprawling Tamang settlement. The trail continues gently climb through the forests ridges than it drops down to Chisopai (cold water)(2300m) situated on the ridge from where you can see countless snow peaks. Stay overnight there. Q/N at Chisopani.
Day 4: Chisapani - Kutumsang
The trail continues to drop down to Pati Bhanjyang than start climb up to Chipling (2170m.) where we can stop for lunch. From here to Kutumsang the trail traverses through delightful, classic hill village with a nice street, some shops where there are good mountains views. Overnight at Kutumsang. O/N
Day 5: Kutumsang - Tharepati
From Kutumsang the first part of the trail climbs on a step, eroded trail and rhododendron forest without settlements but few shepherd’s huts. When we walk on the ridge we can see views of Langtang and Gosaikunda Peaks. The trail now descends to Magen Goth where we will stop of lunch than the trail makes some ups and downs passing through forests to reaches Tharepati (3490m). The whole day trek takes about 5.30 hours. Stay overnight here. O/N at Tharepati.
Day 6 : Tharepati - Melamchi Goun
Today we walk just about 3 hours steeply down through the oaks and rhododendron forests. When we cross a stream on a suspension bridge down, the trail makes a short final climb to reach the prosperous Sherpa village of Malamchigaun at 2530m. We will reach here early and rest of the time we can just stroll around the village. Melamchi gaun is very nice village. It has glossy gompa with a line of prayer flags at the front and brightly painted walls and statues. Stay overnight and O/ N at Melanchi gaun.
Day 7: Melamchi Goun - Gangjwal
From Melamchi gaun, the trail continues to descend to the Malemchi Khola. After crossing its suspension bridge at 1890m the trail begins the ascent towards Tarke Gyang, which is the largest village in Helambu region. We will have a lunch here than we will walk on a gradual flat trail to attractive village of Gangjwal(2500m). Total hours about 5 hours. Stay overnight at Ganjwal and O/ N.
Day 8 : Gangjwal - Kakani
The trail is quite easy, it continues at around the same altitude along the side of the ridge, crossing a number of streams in the heart of Helambu region. Then we reach at the edge of the large village of Sermathang (2620m). There are some old gompa and Langtang National Park Office. Lunch at Sermathang then the trail follows the ridges passing shorten and drop to the tiny pretty village of Kakani situated on the ridge. This is a wonderful place for splendid mountains views where we will stop for overnight. O/N at Kakani.
Day 9: Kakani - Melamchi - Drive back to Kathmandu
From Kakani the trail traverse several picturesque small villages and drops to Melamchi Pul Bazaar about 3 hour where we can have lunch. Malamchi Bazaar has a collection of shops and teahouses and abundant lodges. After lunch we can drive to Kathmandu by vehicle about 4 hours on the Kodari road.
Option C: short Trek:
Day 1: Kathmandu - Melamchi Bazar (846m) - Sermathang (2620m)
Drive from Kathmandu to Melamchi Pul (3 – 4 hrs) via Araniko Highway (Nepal Tibet Friendship Highway). Start trek from Melamchi Bazar to Sermathang following the gentle uphill trail to Dubhachaur at 1500m. It is the center of apple growing area from where a fantastic view of the Himalayas is seen. Overnight in a local lodge.
Day 2: Sermathang – Takeghyang (2560m)
Continue trek with gentle uphill trails through a beautiful forest of Sermathang all the way to Takeghyang, which is the largest village in Helambu. Accommodation - local lodge.
Day 3: Takeghyang - Mere Danda (3285m)
Turning the trail rapidly ascends up a ravine through small Sherpa village of Melamchigaon (2530m) with splendid lodges and fine old and artistic Gompas. The trail again ascends leaving the village and crossing Malenchi Khola by a bridge at 1890m and making the long climb up to Mere Danda. Accommodation in a local lodge.
Day 4: Mera Danda - Kutumsang (2446m)
A Gosaikunda trail branches off from here. Following a ridge line the trail continues via lightly populated forest to Magen Goth from here the view of Langtang and Gosaikund peak is stunning. Overnight in local lodge.
Day 5: Kutumsang - Pati Bhyanjyang (1768m)
The trail ascends along the rocky route to Gul Bhanjyang village. Then continue with gentle up and down hills following to a lovely small village of Pati Bhanjyang where we spent overnight. Accommodation in a local lodge.
Day 6: Pati Bhyanjyang - Sundarijal, Kathmandu
From a lovely small village of Pati Bhanjyang the trail leads up hill to Chisopani (2300m), from where you can have stunning Mountain View. Then continue the walk up and down hill following to Mulkharka small village from here enjoy the view over the valley and take some time to relax. Arrive in Sundarijal a local bus stand drive back to Kathmandu at your hotel within 1 hrs.
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Adrian Wilcock, U.K