The Langtang Valley Trek, sometimes called “the valley of the glaciers” is in close proximity to Kathmandu which makes it a an easily accessible hiking destination. As the nickname implies, there are many glaciers at a low altitude which can easily be explored. The name Langtang comes from an ancient legend wherein a Tibetan Lama was searching for his yak (in Tibetan lang) and following (in Tibetan tang) it found this amazing valley.
This trek takes one close to Tibet, as the valley lies just south of that border. You will be able to learn much about the traditions and culture of the Tamang people who live in the region and how they share many of the same customs as the Tibetans. Trekking through a sub-tropical jungle, then a dense forest of oak, birch and pine, the valley opens out onto alpine meadows and yak pastures. The highlight in spring is beholding the splendor of these high meadows carpeted with a rich variety of alpine wildflowers and the forests in full bloom with rare tree orchids, wild primulas and colourful rhododendron.
Trip Highlights /Attractions
trekking through the village and forest
Amazing views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa
Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
Amazing views of Langtang glacier
Beautiful 10 days trip in total
Highest elevation 4850m.
Expolering around Kathmandu and trek preparation
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1462M ( 7-8 hours )
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel 2500M ( 6 hours )
Trek to Kyangin Gomba via Langtang village 3800M (6-7 hours
Acclimatization: explore Tserko Ri (4850m) ( 6 hours)
Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel 2500M: (6-7 hours)
Lama Hotel to SyabruBensi 1462M (5-6 hours
Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu ( 7-8 hours)