Langtang Valley Trekking
THE LANGTANG TREK – (11 days)…A wonderful introduction to trekking in Nepal…amidst some of the most beautiful scenery found in Asia…ironically, just a few miles away from the bustling capital of Kathmandu
Trekking in the spectacular Langtang Valley Trekking is the closest you could get to the massive snow capped mountains from Kathmandu valley. The Langtang Valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu, close to the border of Tibet. The valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung [7246m], the highest peak in the area. This is a superb introduction to trekking in Nepal among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole country.
Langtang Trekking takes you through the forests of the Langtang valley to the alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin. After an ascent of Kyangjin Ri, from where the 360 degree mountain views are truly spectacular, we retrace our route back down the valley to Syabru Besi and then take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.
This Langtang trek towards the base of Langtang Himal, north of Kathmandu valley, offers the shortest approach to snowy mountains from Kathmandu. The Langtang trek starts from Syabru Besi after a 6-7 hrs drive from Kathmandu. Following a trail upstream Bhote Kosi river through ethnic Tamang villages, lush green forests and the wide spread Kyangin valley surrounded by snowy peaks from all fours sides, takes you up to Kyangin at 3800 meter, where you get an opportunity to ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m.], from where the 360 degree mountain views are truly panoramic. After an ascent of Kyangjin Ri, we retrace our route back down the valley to Syabru Besi and then drive back to Kathmandu.
Due to gradual ascent along the river valley this Langtang trek is not considered strenuous, but yet, it remains challenging as it reaches an altitude of 3800 meter at Kyangjin and Kyangjin Ri at 4350 meter. The Langtang trek can be done any time of the year except during monsoons [July & August]
Trek Grade: Moderate / Adventurous
Trekking & Camping: 6 days out on the trail
Accommodation: Hotel, teahouse lodge or camping as an option
Meals: Provided on the trail
Transportation: Tourist coach
Maximum height: Kyangjin 3800m.
Trip Duration: 11 days. Kathmandu-Kathmandu
An Outline of Your Itinerary:
Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu.
Day 02 Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
Day 03 Kathmandu to Syabru Besi [2000m]
Day 04 Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel [2748m]
Day 05 Trek to Langtang village [3500m].
Day 06 Trek to Kyagjin [3800m]
Day 07 Rest day in Kyangjin
Day 08 Trek to Lama Hotel [2784m].
Day 09 Syabru Besi [2000m].
Day 10 Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 11 Depart Kathmandu