The Valley of Langtang is situated close to Kathmandu near the border of Tibet. The valley possesses a unique diversity of landscapes, forests, wildlife, and human settlements in a beautiful region of Nepal. This short and picturesque trek will take you close to the Himalayan range, specifically the Langtang range, from where you can have close panoramic views of several snow-capped peaks. Trekking along the rough terrain at higher altitudes, you will see come across glaciers and sandy-brown cliffs. Seeing the Himalayan glaciers and lakes is an additional experience you will have in this trek.
Along the trek you will cross villages of the native Sherpa and Tamang community. These friendly people have preserved their age-old traditions and cultures; so this trek is a chance to witness that as well. With every village having at least a chorten or a gompa, you will have a religious understanding of these people as well.
The program begins with a hilly-drive from the bustling city of Kathmandu to the quiet village of Syabrubesi. Here, you will begin the actual week-long trek in which you will walk through dense forests of bamboo and pines. You will see mesmerizing waterfalls, raging rivers, glaciers, and the mighty peaks of the Himalayan range. You will have stopovers at yak-pastures, sample some yak cheese right in the factory, and even drink yak-milk tea! Further into the trek, you will visit and stay at pristine places such as Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa. You will explore the vantage point of Tserko-Ri, cross dense oak forests, and drive through winding hilly roads.
You will be doing the trek inside Langtang National Park through landscapes lined with rich vegetation. It means the trails are lined with dense green forests of bamboos, maples, oaks, and other tropical vegetation. As for the wildlife, trekkers have reported seeing the Himalayan Thar and Black Bear, too. Throughout the trek, the climate is pleasant inspiring you to trek ahead at every turn. The energy and vigor will be fueled by the scenery, and the sounds of nature. And since this trail is much less crowded than other popular areas of Nepal, you will enjoy the trip more.
For this trek, you need a regular habit of walking and an average physical fitness. The region is best visited in mid-spring to mid summer when the green is more prevalent than ever. The second best time is in mid autumn when views of Himalayan range is crisp and clear. Book this trip early for an exciting time in the beautiful valley of Langtang.
- Regular habit of walking and good physical fitness
- Prior trekking experience in Nepal is a plus, but not required