|Group size:||Up to 10 pax||Max-Altitude:||4647m|
|Daily Walking Hour:||6-7|
|Best Season:||March and April, September -mid December|
The name Lang is Tibetan for ‘Yak” and teng means to ‘follow”. Langtand is narrow valley sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north, bordering Tibet, and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. A visit to Langtang valley offers and opportunity to explore villages, small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. Though it’s close to Kathmandu, the region sees far fewer trekkers than Everest and Annapurna. Mighty Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the valley to the North: Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and the trekking peak of Naya Khangri(5846m) lie to the South: and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protects to the East end of the valley. The area was designated Nepal’s first Himalayan National Park in 1971, although the park was not officially established until 1976. This itinerary allows plenty of time to explore the upper reaches of the valley, with the chance to ascend 4680m Kyanjing-Ri for stunning views of Langtang Lirung and many other magnificent mountains rising in Tibet. The route leads to Nepal’s most holy lakes and after visiting a high pass, we will trek back to Dhunche before drive back to Kathmandu. The people here are mainly Sherpas ( Yolmu) and Tamangs and the richness of their Buddhist cultural traditions is evident everywhere.
Pick up from Airport to Hotel
Takes about eight hours drive by bus, you head north our of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridge-line vistas to Syabru Besi, passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. Stay overnight at lodge.
It take about five and half hours. The first part of the trail crosses through the Bote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola .The trail then gradually ascends up to Bamboo passing through the landslide area. Afterwards, you trek gently down to Rimche (2400 m) through Bamboo (1960m) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. En-route you can see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Stay overnight at lodge.
About six hours: as you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the threes. At Ghora Tabela (3000 m) the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here you can catch glimpses of white monkeys and local birds. The trail continues trek gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer. There is a monastery you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang and its neighboring village are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. Stay overnight at lodge.
It takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and pastures at the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government operated cheese factory. You arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Ri (6370 m), Langtang Lirung (7245 m) and so on. Stay overnight at lodge. After Lunch, Kyanjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area. You can visit the monastery and cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m), directly behind the village for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.
It takes about six hours from Kyanjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on the Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep decent to Lama Hotel, Stay overnight at lodge.
7 hours of drive. Accommodation in Kathmandu
One of the greatest places with mountain views yak cheese, secret lakes and Tibetan boudhist culture with many chhorten (pray wall, small stupa) and monasteries and the best cultural trek of the Himalaya.
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Adventure Journey. 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, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a 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.