About Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang Valley Trekking journey follows along a serene river valley up to a plateau surrounded by peaks soaring into the sky. TheLangtang National Park has long been in the top three trekking destinations of Nepal afterAnnapurnaandEverestregion. It is a favorite region for very good reasons! This upper valley was formed by glaciers long ago and is a sacred ‘hidden valley’ according to the local Buddhist culture. As such it is regarded as free from the problems of the world and it really does seem that way!
Along the way, you can view the breathtaking Himalayan splendor of remote forests and alpine meadows. The hike up theLangtang Valley is more moderate than other popular trekking regions and the rewards can be just as superb. The route passes through forests with rhododendron (Nepal’s national flower), as well as bamboo, birch, pine and eventually juniper. The trail passes by scenic waterfalls and local wildlife includes the Red Panda.
Our ultimate destination of Langtang Valley Trek is a settlement known as Kyangin Gompa, with a famous monastery of the same name. Because of the monastery and location, this area becomes very active during important Buddhist festivals. Kyangin Gomba is also famous for a cheese factory and we will take the opportunity of a tour and sampling the locally made products. There is much to explore in these highland meadows with thrilling viewpoints that offer unforgettable panoramas.
The trekking journey to the Langtang Valley begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu through the hills with picturesque villages surrounded by terraced fields. We register our documents at the national park check post in Dhunche, a lofty town above the Trishuli River. We then continue by vehicle to Syabrubesi, a busy settlement at the meeting point of the Bhote Kosi Riverand Langtang River.
From Syabrubesi we begin our Langtang Valley Trekking as we follow the flowing Langtang River up through the splendid landscape to Langtang village, a charming settlement populated mostly by Tamang people. We continue upward as the valley opens out to the uppermost settlement of Kyangin Gomba. We have a day to see the sights of this sacred valley before making our way back down the valley. We can take a slightly different route on the way out to pay a visit to the enchanting village of Sing Gomba. This high elevation settlement has its own cheese factory and monastery as well as marvelous views. We then descend through tranquil pine forests to the road a scenic ride back to Kathmandu.
Please Note: Our Langtang Valley Trek has set departure dates from Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a combination of this Langtang Valley Trek with the Gosaindkunda, Helambu, and Tamang Heritage Trail treks for people with the time and interest as well as other inviting options in the area.