Langtang valley trekking is also called the valley of glaciers trek. Langtang is the closest place where you could get the massive snow capped mountains and beautiful glaciers. This valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu. The whole valley is dominated by Mount Langtang Lirung (7246m)and offers pine forest, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy down and meadows.
The Langtang National park which is established in 1976 and it is first Himalayan National Park. The forests in the region have pine and sub-alpine trees with wildlife like various kind of birds, monkey , pika Tahr, Ghoral, serow, snow leopard among others. The Langtang Himalaya Trail passes over the 5308m Tilman pass from where you can see panoramic view of Tibet.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||TIA Kathmandu|
|HIGHEST ALTITUDE||5000 m|
Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
After your landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, we will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Kathmandu has a lot to offer, but we will only visit a few of the seven UNESCO listed world heritage in the valley. Starting with Swayambhunath, we move on to the temple of Pashupatinath from where we drive to the Mandala shaped Buddhist pilgrimage site—Boudhanath. We will also visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where we will have a short meeting about the trek in a rooftop restaurant overlooking the white-washed Gaddi Baithak and prepare for the trek. Overnight at the hotel.
This drive to Sybrubensi from Kathmandu will take you away from the bustling city to the countryside settled by the hills. Passing through different stone-housed settlements on the way, you will be accompanied by the stunning views of the snaky rivers, the towering hills, and the picturesque settlements residing on the banks of various streams. You will finally reach the confluence of Bhote Koshi River and Langtang River, and enter the town of Sybrubensi. Overnight in Sybrubensi.
Trekking on the Shore of Langtang River throughout the way, you will reach Lama Hotel. On your way to Lama Hotel, you will pass through different suspension bridges and witness varying vegetation the bamboo forest of Bamboo to the oak and rhododendron forest of Rimche. Situated on the bank of Langtang River, Lama Hotel is a famous stopover offering a beautiful view of Naya Kanga (5844m) and the Langtang Himal range. Overnight in Langtang.
The trail today will pass through various rhododendron and oak forests which will take you to Ghodatabela. Ghodatabela offers great views of Langtang II (6596m). Walking through these beautiful trails leads you to the Tamang village of Langtang via Langtang Gompa. Langtang village is supposedly the most populated village in the Langtang valley. An astonishing vista of the Langtang Himal Range can be seen from Langtang village. Overnight in Langtang village.
Following the trails of Langtang River, you will head on to Kyanjin Gompa. A gradual ascend through rocky paths and pasturelands with grazing yaks bring you to Kyanjin. Here, you will visit the white-washed monastery hosting a jaw-dropping view of various snow-capped peaks, including the Langtang Himal range. Being the most ancient monasteries in Langtang, Kyanjin Gompa is of great religious importance to the Buddhist locals. You can also visit the cheese factory and enjoy freshly prepared cheese. Overnight in Kyanjin.
This is one of the major days throughout your Langtang Valley Trekking. The trail to Tserko Ri (4984m), though difficult, leads you to views of numerous Himalayan peaks in 360-degree panorama. Then you return back to Kyanjin Gompa and head down alongside Langtang River. Descend to Lama Hotel following the same trail that you trekked before and stay overnight in Lama Hotel.
From here, the trail is steep and descends to the villages inhabited by Tamang community. You will follow Langtang Khola passing through small settlements catering to trekkers and then exit Langtang valley by crossing a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola in Sybrubensi. Have a relaxed evening as the trek comes to an end. Overnight in Sybrubensi.
Today you will drive alongside Trishuli River as you leave Sybrubensi to reach Kathmandu. Throughout the way, you will be able to enjoy the sights of rugged villages and sometimes growing vibrant towns, lush green hills on the other side of the river, and the locals going about their daily lives. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay.
We will escort you to the international airport for your further departures.