The Langtang region is pristine and unexplored trekking destination of Nepal that offers a wide range of beautiful places and cultures to explore. Langtang Valley Trek takes you to the amazing Langtang region with high snow-capped mountain and mesmerizing landscapes. The trail passes through many picturesque villages, river valleys and lush forests. Langtang Valley Trek journey is also a wonderful opportunity to explore the unique culture of Tamang and Sherpa people in this region.
8 days of Langtang Valley trek starts from Syabru Besi and will pass through several picturesque and culturally rich Tamang Settlements accompanied by the Himalayas in the backdrop. The major highlight of the trek is Tsergo Ri from where you get the wonderful view of the mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc. Along the way, you will catch the view of Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Kangchenpo, Annapurna range, Manaslu range and Ganesh Himal as well. Langtang National Park is a wonderful place to explore the tropical jungle and spot the beautiful animals and birds. Passing through these villages, you can entertain yourself with different cultural programs performed by local people.
This relatively simple and only moderately difficult Langtang trek grants you the opportunity to explore this less-visited area of Nepal. So if you are the first time in Nepal or in a family vacation, this trek is ideal as it does not demand much fitness as other treks in the Himalaya region. Besides, this area is less even in peak seasons, so you can enjoy the serene beauty of the mighty mountains at its best. Sublime Trails have designed the 12 days of Langtang Valley Trek itinerary in such a way that you get the best out of this journey. Our experienced and humble guides and assistants will assist you throughout the journey helping this trip be a memorable one.
LANGTANG VALLEY TREK HIGHLIGHTS
- A scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
- Excursion of UNESCO world heritage sites of Kathmandu
- Chance to enjoy the glorious view of mountains such as Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh, Hiunchuli, Jugal, etc.
- Visit the Kyanjin Gompa, other Buddhist monasteries and Swiss Cheese factory
- Walk through dense alpine and rhododendron forests
- Reaching Tsergo Ri, the highest point of the trek to get outstanding views of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc.
- Explore the Tamang heritage and culture
- Explore the diverse flora and fauna in Langtang National Park
What To Expect:
1. Food and Accommodation
During the Langtang Valley trek, you will stay in the teahouses run by local Tamang and Sherpa people. They may not be luxurious but will provide you with basic services and healthy food items. You can expect to have common dishes such as pasta, noodles, Dal Bhat, fried rice, potatoes, vegetables etc. You can also try their traditional food items. You can try delicious coffee in Kyanjin Gompa where many coffee houses are available with Italian coffee machine.
While in Kathmandu, you will stay in a 3-star hotel with breakfast services. For lunch and dinner, you can explore various dishes available in the city according to your preferences.
2. Langtang National Park
Langtang National Park offers a diverse range of Landscapes, floras and faunas. This park has many snow-capped mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Gangchhempo etc. Langtang Lirung (7245) is the highest point of the Park. In the tropical and alpine forests of Langtang National park, a wide range of wild animals reside. It is a home of some rare animals such as Himalayan Thar, Black bear, Red panda, different species of deers and monkeys etc. The sacred Gosainkunda Lake also lies in this area. During your Langtang region trek, you can explore the Park.
3. View of Mountains and Landscapes
What makes the Langtang Valley Trek amazing is the glorious views of mountains and landscapes along the way. You will walk through many ridges and valleys covered in lush forests of Rhododendron and Oak trees. The view of the mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku, etc. looks mesmerizing and it gets clearer and more beautiful as you walk further toward Langtang. You can get the best view of these mountains and landscapes from Tsergo Ri. You can also expect to see Annapurna and Manaslu range Ganesh Himal etc.
4. Kyanjin Gompa and Other Buddhist Monasteries
Kyanjin Gompa is the picturesque village of Langtang region situated at the foothill of Langtang Lirung (7227 m), Dorje Lakpa (6966 m) and Langsisha Ri (6427 m). This village has Kyanjin Gompa which is the most famous monastery of this area. Apart from Kyanjin Gompa, you will encounter many Buddhist monasteries, Mani Walls and prayer flags along the way. This region is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. You will have a better insight into the Buddhist culture of the people in this region after visiting these Gompas and Monasteries.
5. Tamang Culture and Heritage
Tamang Community is the most prominent ethnic group in the Langtang Region. The trekking trail to Langtang valley passes through many Tamang settlements where you get to learn about their lifestyle, culture and tradition. As they are Tibetan descendants, their culture is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. These Tamang and Sherpa communities have managed to preserve their rich and diverse culture in the form of arts, architecture, festivals etc. You can enjoy many interesting cultural programs and festivals performed by these local ethnic communities.
6. Tsergo Ri
Tsergo Ri is the highest view elevation mark we’ll be achieving during Langtang Valley Trek. It is an amazing vantage point to view the surrounding mountains and landscapes. You will get a spectacular view of the glaciers, moraine valleys and mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Ghangchhempo, Yala Peak, Morimoto peak, Pogen Dhopku etc from Tsergo Ri.
7. Wildlife exploration
Langtang region has a diverse range of floras and faunas. The forest of Langtang National Park is a home of the animals such as wild deer, dzo, different species of monkeys, red panda etc. There are some rare animals such as Black bear, Himalayan Thar etc. You can expect to see huge falcons as well along the way.12 days of Langtang region trekking is a wonderful opportunity to explore these animals in their natural habitat.