A visit to Langtang National Park, Nepal’s first Himalayan national park- formed in 1976, is a wonderland of natural beauty and rich Tamang culture and only a hop-step and jump from Kathmandu!
The Langtang Valley trek is only a short distance away from Kathmandu Valley, making its easy access a feature that entices many tourists to the region. The Langtang Valley is claimed to be one of the most spectacular locations in Nepal with its stunning mountain views and the hospital nature of the local Tamang villagers.
The 2015 earthquake destroyed many homes and businesses in the region and virtually ended tourism as a source of income for locals. Today, the villages have been rebuilt and tourists are returning to this stunningly beautiful region, which in turn benefits locals.
The Langtang National Park is 25% forest ranging from subtropical to alpine and includes deciduous oak and maple, pine, and rhododendron (in full bloom in spring). Expect to see various native animals, such as the Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Tahr, Assam macaque and red pandas It is rumored that the fabled Yeti has been seen here too!
The trek takes you to the sacred Hindu Gosainkunda lakes area where many pilgrims visit in August each year. This area is also important to Buddhists who visit the well-known monastery - Kyanjin Gompa.
The trek begins at Syabru Besi Village and takes you through high alpine pastures where Yaks graze and also passes through dense forests and on to Kyanjin Gompa. A trek up to Kyanjin Ri (peak), offers a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Himalayan Mountains and then the trail heads down through the valley where we drive back to Kathmandu. If time is short you may wish to take a helicopter from Kyanjin, which will eliminate the return trek down the same route we took getting there.
Trekking in this picturesque valley will leave you in awe and cause you to admire the resilience of these hardy mountain people.
The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)
You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities.
In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of the Langtang regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew, and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes.
We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek.
This can be an easy trek where you often have to walk 5-6 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake.
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This was our moment journey in Nepal, but advertised presently completely distinctive sees of Himalaya. Final year we did a journey to Muktinah, Annapurna locale which was fair phenomenal. This time we had three companions with us, so we were a group of 10: a direct, a partner direct and three watchmen. Langtang Valley was a bit harder than Annapurna taking us to higher rises but too the views were fabulous strolling along streams, through rhododendron woodlands and wildernesses encompassed by frigid mountain crests. The lodges were humble and a few evenings very cold, but we had warm resting packs and sufficient dress on. Amid the day the sun made us warm. We had chosen the same trekking company, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking since final year they gave us such a fabulous service. Our superguide Ram Barakoti made the trek perfect. He could be a obliging, learned and inviting individual empowering us through now and then extreme trails. Rams group was fair extraordinary, we felt that they indeed studied our thoughts and made a difference us.
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