Tamang Heritage and Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang valley trek is the correct choice in case you are seeking out a quick trek. It is located in the northern part of the Kathmandu Valley, one of the best Himalayan trekking and has a breathtaking mountain view from day one; if you are a highly experienced mountaineer, you can attempt Yala Peak (5500 meters), which can be climbed in 2 days by camping one night. It covers 1710 sq. km of Langtang National Park, peaceful Tamang villages, and the holy Gosaikunda Lake. About one-quarter of the park is covered with oak, rhododendron, and maple forests, and it is home to birds and animals. Mammals in the Langtang National Park are Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Musk Deer, and Himalayan Tahr.

Trekkers Expectation

The people

The Langtang Valley journey takes us past a variety of nearby communities, giving us a glimpse into rural life. The tourism industry in the Langtang region has suffered due to the number of people who lost family members in the earthquake. However, if you approach their guest home and treat them with well-known Nepali friendliness, everyone will be cordial and appreciative.


The Langtang National Park’s most appealing features include:

Valley of Langtang.

The Gosaikunda sacred lakes.

the slope in the woodland over the Helambu.

Numerous vertebrates, including Red Pandas, Musk Deers, Panthers, Jackals, Mountain Thars, and dense rhododendron forests, may be found at Langtang National Park.

The Mountain views

When you reach Kyanjin Ri, the views are remarkable. In the northwest, you can see Langtang Lirung (7227m) and the Langtang Lirung glacier below the peak. To the right of Langtang Lirung is Chugbu (6251m) and Yubra (6264m). Chubby and Yuba can be identified easily as a large glacier separates them. 

Buddhist Monasteries

During the Langtang valley trekking, many Buddhist monasteries, brightly painted Chhotrens, Mani walls, prayer flags, and Tibetan homes, including the Kyanjin Gompa monastery. 


Langtang Valley trekking is culturally rich and traditionally fascinating close to the Tibetan border. The local Tamang people are sincere and most welcoming in Nepal. We soak up the heritage, monastery, and beautiful local architecture of Tamang homes towards the north.

Entry Point

Syafrubesi serves as the starting point for the Langtang Valley Trek. Driving from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi covers 117 kilometers and takes 7 to 8 hours. One may take in breathtaking views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the peak of the Langtang region up ahead as we leave the Kathmandu Valley. After that, we travel through Trisuli to get to Dhunche and Langtang National Park.

Modes of transport.

From Kathmandu to Syafrubesi, there are three buses every day. The neighborhood bus leaves Machhapokahari every morning between 7-9 am. With a private jeep, you can avoid the local bus. There is a military checkpoint where the bus travel will slow down, but the bus ride to Trisuli Bazaar is smooth overall. It is handy for hikers who intend to ascend Singh Gompa that the bus will stop at Dhunche. If you stay on the bus, it will stop at Syafrubesi, which is the ideal location to continue to the Langtang Valley.

Langtang Valley Trek

Cost involved.

The local bus cost from Kathmandu to Syfrubesi varies from 600 to 800 rupees depending on transportation companies. For a local jeep, an individual has to pay 800-1000 rupees; private jeep hiring costs 15000 rupees, which is 150 USD. A group of 7-8 people can share this cost.

Exit point

The exit point for Langtang Valley is Syafrubesi; it takes three days to return to Syafrubesi from Kyanjin Ri. Many people returned to Thulo Syafru, trekked Gosaikunda, and returned through Sundarijal. It takes six days to return to Sundarijal from Thulo Syafru.

Langtang Valley Trek 8 days itinerary 

Day 1: Kathmandu to Syafrubesi 

The trailhead for trekking in the Langtang Region is Syafrubesi. The 117-kilometer travel from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi requires 7-8 hours of driving time. It is the ideal location for hotels and inns. We’ll spend the night in Syafrubesi.

Day 2: Syafrubesi to Lama Hotel, 2480m

A short ascend of 6 hours will take you to Lama Hotel. The trail leads through the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi and ascends to Thulo Syafru. Finally, the trail leads us to Lama Hotel, where we will stay overnight.

Day 3: Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley, 3420m

A short walk uphill of 6 hours will lead us to Langtang Valley. The valley offers a breathtaking view of Langtang Lirung. The trail will lead through the forest where yak and wild goats can be seen grazing.

Day 4: Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gompa, 3880m

We will hike to Yamphu and Sindum after leaving the valley. The route takes you through Laja Khola to arrive at the viewpoint, which provides the breathtaking Paranomic view of Kyanjin Gompa and the ice fall of Lirung and Kinshung. Below the viewpoint exists Kyanjin Gompa, where we will stay overnight.

Day 5: Kyanjin Gompa to Kyanjin Ri, 4997m

Early morning around 6 am, we will ascend to Kyanjin Ri; it takes around 3-4 hours to walk to the summit to see the spectacular views of the upper Langtang Valley and surrounding peaks and glaciers. We will descend from Kyajin Ri to Kyajin Gompa and stay overnight at Kyajin Gompa. 

Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

After breakfast, you start to get down, and this is a day back to Lama Hotel with a view of different escape mountains and Langtang Valley. 

Day 7: Lama Hotel to Syafrubesi

This is your day to end your walking in the Himalayas wilderness after arriving in Syafrubesi for a 5-hour walk.

Day 8: Syafrubesi to Kathmandu

This is the day we return to Kathmandu after 7 hours of driving; enjoying the pleasant view of Majestic Mountain, waterfalls, and paddy fields will take us to Kathmandu

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