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; and 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 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.
The top 5 things that trekkers can expect while doing the Langtang valley trek are:
Langtang valley trek passes through many local villages and gives us a chance to experience the lifestyle of rural people. Many people in the Langtang region lost their relatives in the earthquake, and tourism has dropped in this region. However, everyone is welcoming and grateful if you step toward their guest house and treat you with famous Nepali kindness.
The most attractive parts of the Langtang National Park include:
- Langtang valley.
- The holy lakes at Gosaikunda.
- The forest hill above the Helambu.
Langtang National Park is home to different vertebrates such as Red Panda, Musk deers, Panther, Jackals, Mountain Thar, and the thick timberland of rhododendron.
The Mountain views
When you reach Kyanjin Ri, the views are remarkable. At 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.
During the Langtang valley trekking, many Buddhist monasteries, brightly painted Chhotrens, Mani walls, prayer flags, 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.
The entry point for Langtang Valley.
The initial point for trekking Langtang valley is Syafrubesi. It takes 7 to 8 hours of drive to cover 117 km from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi. As we leave Kathmandu Valley, one can enjoy impressive views of the Annapurna Himalayas in the west, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and the peak of the Langtang region ahead. Next, we drive through the town of Trisuli before reaching Dhunche and Langtang National Park.
Modes of transport.
There are three buses during the day from Kathmandu to Syafrubesi. The local bus departs every morning from 7-9 am from Machhapokahari. You can skip the local bus with a private jeep. The bus ride to Trisuli bazaar is smooth; there is a military checkpoint where the journey will slow. The bus will stop at Dhunche, which makes hikers convenient wants to climb Singh Gompa. If you remain on the bus, it will stop at Syafrubesi, the best place to proceed to Langtang Valley.
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 are 150 USD. A group of 7-8 people can share this cost.
Exit point for Langtang Valley.
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 Sundarijal from Thulo Syafru.
The basic route for the Langtang trek.
Day 1: Kathmandu to Syafrubesi
Syafrubesi is the starting point for trekking Langtang Region. From Kathmandu to Syafrubesi, it takes a 7-8 hours drive to cover 117km. It is the best place with hotels and lodges. We will stay for a night at 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
Leaving Langtang Valley, we will climb uphill to Sindum and Yamphu. 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 walk to the summit to see the spectacular views of the upper Langtang Valley and surrounding peaks and glaciers. We will decend 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 the 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 of 5 hours walk.
Day 8: Syafrubesi to Kathmandu
This is a 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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