Though Langtang is one of the least travelled destinations, yet it is the most beautiful trekking route which passes through ethnic villages and profound forest on the way to the mountains of Langtang-Lirung. Langtang valley trek reveals the contrast between the Buddhist culture of the Langtang valley and Hindu culture of the Kathmandu valley. The highlights of this trek include Kyangjin Gompa, Langtang valley and the Lirung Glacier.
This trek is also known as “The valley of glaciers trek”. Here, the mountains view is excellent with mountains rising and soaring into the sky on both side of the valley. On this trek route, you can get the opportunity to pass through sluggish rivers, hasty Mountain streams, plain forest, jagged rocks and snow capped peaks. If you trek to the upper part, then you can see small lakes with icebergs floating on them, snow conduit straddling angry torrents, high passes wrapped in mist and water of crystalline clarity.
This trek comes in the area of Tibetan culture and the home ground of Yak. It starts from Syabrubensi and ends at Syabrubensi again. From the starting point, you need to follow the Langtang stream in the east until you finally reach Kyangjin Gompa (3900m), where you need to stay one extra day and climb Chorkari Ri (5050m) to have the superb view of the Himalayas. This is a moderate trek which anyone can easily accomplish to end their journey of some curiosity. If you wish to visit beautiful Langtang National Park too, then you need get a permit by paying Rs 1000 per person, which will also add some more beauty and memoir in your trek.
Langtang Trekking Highlights
Trekking duration : 8 days
Difficulty level : Moderate
Maximum altitude : 5050 mtrs.
Trekking style : Tea house/Camping
Best season : March-May, Oct-Dec
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi (1610m) (7-8 hours)
Day 02: Syabrubensi-Lama Hotel (2470m)
Day 03: Lama Hotel-Langtang Valley (3540m)
Day 04: Langtang Valley-Kyangjin Gompa (3900m)
Day 05: Hiking upto Chorkari ri (5050m), Return back Kyangjin Gompa
Day 06: Kyangjin Gompa-Ghora Tabela (2950m)
Day 07: Ghora Tabela-Syabrubensi
Day 08: Drive back to Kathmandu