Welcome to the land of Snow Leopard and Red Panda. The Langtang valley trekking is famous trekking in the Langtang region, north of Kathmandu. It is a fantastic trip that offers spectacular views of the Langtang Himalayan range, flora and fauna of the Langtang National Park along with the rich culture and Tamang ethnic traditions. Mountaineers argue that the Langtang Valley is really worth seeing and the views are gigantic. The trekking consists of several ascending and descending through the lush forests.
Kyanjin Gompa is the last point of the Langtang valley trekking. The trekking begins from Syabrubesi, which is located around a 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu. Heading through the Langtang National Park and crossing the various Tamang Villages like Rimche and Lama Hotel, the trek reaches the Langtang Valley. The trek mostly follows the Langtang Khola River. The settlement is similar to the Tibetan terrain and unique lifestyle. The people are innocent and friendly. The cultural hospitality of the local people is wonderful in the trekking to Langtang valley. Then the Langtang Valley route heads towards the Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) via the cheese factory. Langtang valley trek offers breathtaking Himalayan sceneries of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Naya-Kang, Lantang-RI, Langshisa, Tserku RI, Langtang Glacier, and other views. There are diverse flora and fauna on this trekking route. Oaks, Pines, rhododendron, Maples in the flora and wild boar, Red Panda, Ghoral, rhesus monkeys, Snow leopards, etc are the wild animals found on this trekking trail.
Passing through the hospitable Tamang Villages, natural hot springs,s and surprising landscapes throughout the Langtang valley trek make the trip exciting. Rugged Trails Nepal welcomes you to trek with our experienced mountain leaders and the ideal services. We also operate the Langtang Trek on your Langtang Valley Trekking itineraries.
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Teahouses, guest houses, and hotels located along mountain trails provide trekkers with accommodation, meals, and socializing space. After the 2015 Earthquake, some of these places have been upgraded to nicer hotels. The accommodation options are typically simple and include twin rooms or dormitories, with shared toilets and bathrooms. The toilets are Western-style or squat style and the showers only have cold water. Hot water may be available for an additional fee. The sleeping rooms have beds and blankets but it is recommended to bring your own sleeping bag as it can get chilly at night. Sharing a room is common and there is no heating in the sleeping rooms.
The dining area of teahouses is usually heated by some form of the stove and lit by solar power. Most teahouses have a service to charge devices for a fee. Meals are served at communal tables where trekkers can share their experiences and discuss their journey. The menu options vary, but usually, include a variety of food choices. Boiled water is often provided instead of plastic bottles, which is better for the environment, but there is usually a small fee for it. To ensure safe drinking water, it is recommended to bring your own water sterilizing tablets or a life straw.
How Long is Langtang Valley?
The Langtang trek is a journey that covers a distance of 77 km/48 mi (including Kyanjin Ri peak). On average, it takes 5-7 days to complete the trek, depending on factors such as trail conditions, weather, and personal pace. The route can be extended by adding side treks, increasing the total distance.
How Difficult is Langtang Valley Trek?
The Langtang trek is considered to be a moderately difficult trek. The trail takes you through a beautiful valley, across a river, and into the lap of giant mountains, with the Langtang National Park being a major attraction. The trek is about 62 km North of Kathmandu and can take a week or more to complete. It is important to note that the difficulty level of the hike can vary depending on the trail conditions, weather, and personal fitness level. It is best to be prepared for the trek and be in good physical shape to enjoy the trek.
Do we need to take a domestic flight to Trek to Langtang?
No, it is not necessary to take a domestic flight to trek to the Langtang valley or Langtang region. The trek can be reached by taking a jeep or bus drive from Kathmandu. The journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which is the starting point of the trek. This will take around 7-8 hours by bus and around 6-7 hours by jeep. The journey by jeep or bus offers great landscapes and views of the Himalayas.