Monday, 25 September 2017 02:48 am

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the north; Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Naya Kangri (5846m) lie to the south; and Dorje Lakpa protects the east end of the valley. Langtang is first national park declared in 1971.

The high and isolated region is inhabited by Tamangs whose religious practices, language and dress are much more similar to those of Tibet than to the traditions of their cousins in the middle hills. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation.

The seasons for Langtang and Helambu is generally the same as in the rest of Nepal, but snow in the winter, or from a freak storm in the autumn, can close upper Langtang valley, ganja la and the route through Gosainkund. The trek through Gosainkund is particularly treacherous when there is a lot of snow on the trial.

Trip Highlights:

Name: Langtang Valley Trek

Location: Langtang in Rasuwa district

Duration: 10/11 days

Accommodation:  Tea house / Camping

Major river valley:Bhote Koshi

Major ethnic groups: Sherpa Culture 

Major view points: Langtang Himal, Lang Valley

Major Attractions:  Highest access of the trek: Kyanjin Gompa (3949 meters) 

Price: Depending on group size & standard of tour.

Itinerary:

Day 01:  Arrival at Katmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:   Katmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m) that takes 8-9 hours drive, overnight at lodge/camp.

Day 03:  Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480 m.) that takes 5-6 hours walking, overnight at lodge/camp.

Day 04:   Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541 m.) that takes 5- 6 hours walking, overnight at lodge/camp.

Day05:  Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3900 m.) that takes 2-3 hours walking, overnight at lodge/camp.

Day 06:  Kyangjin Gompa to Tserko Ri (5050m) and back to Kyangjin Gompa that takes 6-7 hours walking.

Day 07:  Kyangjin Gompa to Ghoda Tabela.(3048m) that takes 5-6 hours walking, overnight at lodge/camp. 

Day 08:  Ghoda Tabela to Syabru village (2581m) that takes 4- 5 hours walking, overnight at lodge/camp.

Day 09:  Syabru village to Dhunche (1966m) that takes 5- 7 hours walking, overnight at lodge/camp

Day 10:  Drive Dhunche to Katmandu that takes 6 hours drive and transfer to hotel. 

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