13 days | Best season: March to May, Sept. to Nov. | Min. 2 persons. | Max altitude: 3,870m | Moderate trekking
Langtang Valley is situated directly north of Kathmandu in the central Himalayan region in Langtang National Park, covering a dense forest area of 1710 square kilometers. The highlights of this area are the Langtang Lirung (7,345m) range in the north and high altitude jungles with diverse vegetation and wildlife, glaciers and Himalayan peaks. This trek is often rated as easy family trek. There are no hard climbs and freezing cold temperatures. The trek through the forest of rhododendron following the Langtang river all the way to Kyanjin Gompa offers a magnificent opportunity to view rich flora and fauna of this area. There are numerous water falls and wild bee hives hanging from the cliffs. In Kyanjin walking though high Yak grazing pastures offers an insight into shepherds life. You will also visit one of Nepal's oldest Swiss cheese factories in Kyanjin and the ancient Kyanjin gompa. A walk to the Khyimsung glacier can be an enjoyable experience. The ethnic people residing in Langtang valley are mostly Tibetan origins.
GLIMPSE OF LANGTANG VALLEY TREK
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: A half day guided Kathmandu city tour.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Dhunche in a private bus. 118km. 5 hours. Overnight in lodge.
Day 04: Trek starts from Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2,260m). Overnight in lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Lama Hotel (2,470m).
Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m).
Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m).
Day 08: Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa. A short climb to the Kyanjin ri is rewarding. 180 degree of mountain views.
Day 09: Trek Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel.
Day 10: Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi. Overnight in hotel.
Day 11: Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu by bus. Transfer to hotel.
Day 12: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 13: Transfer to airport. Trip concludes!