Langtang trek is one among the preferred trekking venues in Nepal. Langtang exists in the northern area of Nepal and southern part of Tibet. This region is rich in biodiversity and quite famous as Red Panda area. It is one of the conservation area (National Park) declared by the government of Nepal in 1976. In fact, it is 147 kilometers away from Kathmandu valley area. Especially, Langtang includes more stunning views in rapid sequence than several another trek in Nepal. This can be an excellent trek to get yourself right next to the mountains in very few days.
Tamang, Bhotia, and Yolmo are main ethnic people in this langtang trek region. And are influenced by Tibetan life-style. It is said that they are migrated from Kyirung region of Tibet, many years ago and are rich in the Buddhist tradition. Lamtang National Park consists a wide range of climatic zones, from sub-tropical, temperate to alpine. Snowcapped great Mountains, Evergreen forest of rhododendron, pine etc. and faunas like red panda, Himalayan bear, Tahr, Snow Leopard, Goral etc. are the major attraction of this area. Bill Tilman, the popular English explorer, and mountaineer, who stated it as “one of the world’s most incredible valleys”.
Best Time to do Langtang Trek
Usually, autumn season (September – mid-December) and spring seasons (march – may) are the best season to do the trek in this Langtang region. At this time, the climatic condition is pleasant and temperate, with marvelous views though at night seems a bit of cold. Whole the evergreen forest covered by Blossom of colorful rhododendron flowers makes our adventures more pleasant in the spring season.
Please keep it in mind, that it doesn’t mean trekking at other seasons are bad. Actually, from mid of December to last of February is extremely cold and heavy snowfall. Whereas, in June to august because of monsoon impact heavy rainfall and snowing may appear. And leeches are often seen at this time too. If you are an adventurous person you can adapt it easily too.
How to accomplish Langtang trek and ways to reach
How long you wanna trek? If you have enough time to stay and stroll around, trails are ready to be flexible for you. Because the trails are linked with major destination which comes under National park area like Helambu to Gosaikunda to Langtang valley and vice versa. It is your choice, wherever you like or pass all the main destination.
As I already have been explained that Langtang valley is the best trek to be just next to the mountains in few couple of days. Those who don’t have enough time to spend and have dreams to be close with Higher Mountain, certainly, this can be a perfect choice. The journey passes through amazing greeny forests. The habitat for the near extinction red panda, musk deer and Himalayas black bear.
Followinng are detail itenerary for Langtang Trek
Here I have just focused for short period
1st Day: Kathmandu 1,400 m (4,593 ft)) – Syabrubesi 1,462 m (4,796 ft)):
Driveway from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi via Dunche. Which usually takes around eight hrs by coach. Take the pleasure of the Himalayan vistas to mountainous habits through the terraced fields plus rural towns. After a few hours of drive from KTM (Kathmandu), you can have a break for food on the way. After arrived at Dhunche (2,030 meters (6,660 ft)), we start to decent for Syabrubesi and stay over there.
2nd Day: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel 2,400 m (7874 ft)):
Today is our special day. Because our first trek to Langtang valley starts from here. Trails seem moderate and views are stunning. We keep tracking to the Langtang Khola and after crossing through the landslide area, again we ascent towards Rimche (2,400 m (7874 ft)) via bamboo (1960 m (6430 ft)) remains alongside Lamtang stream (Khola). Then afterward our track is extent to the Lama Hotel for today. Normally, it takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Lama hotel from an early starting point. For a night at the guesthouse.
3rd Day: Lama Hotel – Langtang village 3,430 m (11,253 ft)):
After consuming morning breakfast for energy, we head towards Langtang village via Ghode tabela. This is our second last destination of this trek. Our trail again goes on and on along dense green forests. After the 5-6 hrs of trudging, we are able to reach at the beautiful rural town known as Langtang. The Small town, that was badly impacted by the massive earthquake on April 2015.
4th Day: Langtang village – Kyanjyang Gompa 3,870 m (12,697 ft)):
As per schedule, again we have to leave this small village early in the morning. We pass a few tea houses. It takes approx. 4 hours to reach Gompa, so we move relaxedly and it may enough for acclimatization too. After having a gradual climb up, we clear up the shrub range behind us. Views from this area is more amazing. Simply, because we find us closer to huge mountains. Additionally, the valley is legendary for encountering a unique lifestyle, culture, as well as traditions of Himalayan people. Over-night at guesthouse.
5th Day: Kyanjyang Gompa Exploration:
After the breakfast time, If you are healthy that have no signs and symptoms of altitude sickness then, as our wish, we head over to Tserko Ri (5150 m (16,404 ft)) or Kyanjin Ri (4350 m (14271 ft) for breathtaking scenery of the Langtang Range, Yansa Tsenji, Kinshung, Langtang Lirung also the foot of a massive Lirung glacier. If you are not acclimatized with altitude than make a move around Kanjin Gompa experiencing the panorama views, icefalls, glaciers, birds, yaks and so on.
6th Day: Kyanjyang Gompa – Lama Hotel:
After having morning meal, we trek back around 6 – 7 hrs to lama hotel and stay overnight. Today you can find by yourself being quicker while you decent because of the excess oxygen in the lower-altitude. You will see wonderful landscapes of huge mountains, pleasant surroundings, grazing yaks etc. what you may have missed at top.
7th Day: Lama Hotel – Sybrubesi:
After early meal, we trek to Syabrubesi. After approx. 5 hours of walk we arrive to last destination of our trek and tonight stay over there.
8th Day: Sybrubesi – Kathmandu:
Our great adventure gonna stop over here. And early in the morning we get ready to catch the bus for Kathmandu. Let’s relax and celebrate the successful end of our adventure.
In general, Because of the vast fluctuation in altitude of landscapes, the Langtang trek area is rich in biodiversity. It opens up to an alpine level with excellent views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal. From Kyangin Gompa it is possible to discover the magnificent snowed top part of the valley enclosed by great Himalayan peaks. Mount Langtang Lirung (7,245 m (23,770 ft)) is the highest peak in the park area. We pass by a number suspension bridges, tea houses etc. and explore the flora and fauna, glaciers, Himalayan tradition, culture etc.
Also read things to know before travelling in Nepal for more information.