LANGTANG valley view treks 8-days Kyanjin Gompa is the ultimate destination of this trekking you hike up to Tsergo Ri (4984m), the highest elevation of this trip.
Langtang trekking allows for the exploration of mountain villages and local lifestyle. Next, it grants to visit Himalayan glaciers from the lower elevated place. Furthermore, it offers to discover striking views of the Himalayas. They are Mount Langtang Lirung (7246 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6966 meters), Gang Cheenpo (6388 meters) and Ganesh Himal (7429 meters).
It has an interesting story about the name of Langtang for this area. According to the legend, one day a lama (Buddhist Saint) lost his yak. When following that runaway yak he discovered this beautiful valley. Later this area was promulgated in the name of Langtang. In the Tibetan language, the word ‘lang’ stands for ‘yak’ and ‘tang’ means to follow. In the upper part of this valley, we find lots of yaks. They are grazing in open meadow.
The doorway of Langtang trekking is Syabru Besi. It is reachable after 6 hours of drive from Kathmandu. From Syaphrubeshi the trail swings north into the Langtang valley crossing the river several times along with oak and rhododendron forests. Upon reaching Langtang valley firstly, you visit Langtang village. Afterward, the trail moves towards Kyanjin Gompa crossing through glacial moraine. It offers the spectacular views of Himalayan panorama with glaciers. After that, you retrace your footsteps to Syabrubesi. Subsequently, you drive back to Katmandu ending trek in Syabrubesi.
In the morning, our representative will meet you at your hotel, around 6.30 am.
The trip then starts with a drive of around 6 to 7 hours through lush green forest,
meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riverside. We drive out along the north-western mountains of Kathmandu.
Enjoy lunch at Trishuli Bazar before proceeding further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we go to Syabrubesi.
This is our first day of trekking. We follow the Langtang Khola (river). Pass through the thick woodlands. Cross a few suspension bridges. Pass tea-houses. The trail looks steep, but it
isn’t that hard, and is always exciting.
fter a morning tea, we set out our second day of the voyage. Our trail proceeds along thick woods. Revel in the grand views of the Langtang-Lirung. Pass water factories, watch
chortens, and see stunning hills that have all kinds of engravings cut on them.
After breakfast, we escape the town and pass through yak pastures. We also cross the biggest Mani divider in Nepal and cross a few wooden scaffolds as well. Since we are truly getting into the high elevations, you may begin to feel the thin mountain air. Kanjin Gompa is encompassed by the Himalayas all around. You can go out for a stroll around Kanjin Gompa appreciating the perspectives, ice sheets, ice-falls and yaks.
Early in the morning, we visit Tserko Ri for stunning sunrise views. The visit takes
4/5 hours uphill and then 4 hours going back downhill to Kyanjin Gompa. Same accommodation.
In the early morning, we visit Kyanjin viewpoint or Kyanjin Ri for the sunrise views. After breakfast,
continue to Lama Hotel. Since it is basically downhill, it is 5/6 hours stroll from Kanjin
Gompa to get to the Lama Hotel. Pass ethnic Tamang settlements.
After breakfast, we trek down to Syabrubensi, which is 5-hour walk. Enjoy the simple,
downhill trail through lush green vegetation. Upon arriving at Syabrubesi, we take our lunch.
Since we may have some spare time (depends upon the speed of our walk). Enjoy the stunning view of this bizarre hill-town.
After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu. Arriving in Kathmandu, we transfer you to your
hotel. Spend the day at your own leisure, enjoying a much-deserved rest and revelling in
some last moment shopping or sight-seeing.
We decided to go for a trekking with our 11 years old daughter in Nepal. Because of her and our limited trekking experience, we chose the 7 days Langtang Valley one. Shiva from Nepal Lion tours through the emails and WhatsApp messages has been very helpful from the start. When we arrived, they picked us up from the airport and drop us to our hotel. That hotel in Thamel was little disappointment but other than that I can't find any faults during the trek. Our guide Binod and our porter Razinder were very attending and helpful. Binod kept a careful eye on us. And we all three having different fitness levels, he made sure that none of us left alone. The scenery on the trek is amazing. The mountains, the river, the Rhododendron trees, the yaks and pray flags everywhere. The tea houses we stopped were very basic but rooms and sheets were clean and whenever you need an extra blanket, they are ready to give you. We done our trek in April, we have been very lucky with the weather but in the evenings especially when you go up, it gets cold. The food along the trek is really good, and even if you are a fussy eater, you can find something for yourself. I have few tips that may be helpful. If you are ok with plastic bottled water, you don't need to bring water tablets, you can buy water anywhere along the route. You don't need heavy boots, we were all wearing trail runners. Save money on something else, and hire a jeep to get the start point instead of a bus, because the roads are not in good conditions. And don't forget to eat cake at Dorje Bakery in Kyanjin Gompa.