Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang Valley Trekking is towards the north of the Kathmandu Valley and just south of the Tibetan border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the southwest of Langtang and Ganesh Himal with a range of 6000 to 7000 meters. The northern parts of the area largely fall within the boundaries of Langtang National Parks. The trek commences from Kathmandu to Dunche or Syabru Besi by bus or private jeep.
Every day we will be walking up and down and gradual slopes. Thulo Syabru is the main village in this region where we can see the local people and their culture, languages, and lifestyle as typical Tamang people living place and half of the societies are following Tibetan cultures because Tibetan border is not too far from Syabru village and Langtang region. Langtang valley is situated at a height around 3500m It is a big valley and they typically farm potatoes, wheat, buckwheat and more vegetables and they also have many yaks. There is yak cheese factory based here and you are free to try it and see how they produce. There are many mountain peaks between 6000m and 7200m that you can view when you reach the main destination Kyanjin Gompa (3800m). Then your trek will be the ascent of Kyanjin Ri (4600m) or Tserku Ri (5000m) where you will see great views of Langtang Lirung (7200m) and Ganesh Himal (7422m) as well as many more peaks. related trekking’s Tamang heritage trek, Gosainkunda trek, Ganjala Pass trek. all are the best trekking in Langtang region.
In Langtang region trekking have main ethnic groups are Tamang people whom religious practices, languages, and dress are much similar to those of Tibet. They are similar because many years ago the people here settled from Tibet. Langtang Valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. The forests in this region have temperate and sub- alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkeys, Thar, and Pika as well as the Red Panda. The scenery here is spectacular and the trekking is more adventurous. The trek will give a lasting experience to take home with you and cherish.
some important tips for Langtang valley Trek:
How to get in Langtang valley Trek? Langtang valley trekking is situated north part of Nepal joining with Tibet border. Trek start from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi b the vehicle as local or private vehicle 7 hours drive from Kathmandu then next day trek will start. Trek will end the same place back. Nice road easily accesses there.
What kind of people, culture, religion, and languages can we explore in Langtang valley Trek? The people are Tamang ethics they have typical lifestyle and farming. They have typical houses build by mud, stone & wood. They are Buddhism 7 they speak own Tamang languages but some cultures are Tibetan cause their many years ago grandfather came and settle in Langtang valley. They celebrate often in special occasion & sing & dance according to their cultures. They wear thick clothes because most of the time getting cold & they make themselves some thick clothes and they make yaks & sheep’s woolen cloths. They do cultivate themselves 7 main grown is potatoes, buckwheat, barley many kinds of vegetables. They use for food organic what they produce. They have lots Yak & cows. There is Yak cheese factory many places even in the main destination in Kyanjing Gompa. They are very committed helpful each other and show warm hospitality to any clients.
What kind of nature beauty could we see in Langtang valley trek? Langtang region is one of the naturally beautiful places where we can see colorful flowering, pine trees, river, green hill, white snow peaks etc. the Langtang trek is one of the beautiful delightful trekking destination in Nepal. We can see red panda which one has disappearing in the world, monkey, deer, Himalayan Thar etc.
What kind of trekking gears do we need for Everest region trekking? Langtang valley trekking is one of the easiest trekking even short days trekking not too many cloths recommend but in main winter must prepare warm enough clothes as down jackets, good sleeping bag, trekking boot, but other time normal sport shoes, some pair of clothes & not too heavy jackets as fleece, some walking paints and T-shirts fine then comfort day pack and 2 letter water bottle, sun cream, sun hat etc.
Carry your important medicine: medicine is very important if you have any disease you must carry the medicine with you. I mean “prevention is better than care” mountain region we can’t find any health care, clinic, and hospital if there is clinic you may not get according to your problem medicine. So; I humble request please prepare if you are continually taking the any medicine please. It is very important but our company will provide something first aid kid bag normally as headache, fever, stomach problem as diarrhea, cough & cool some bandage, tape & Diamox for high altitude sickness etc.
Langtang Valley Trek highlights:
Langtang region trekking is one of the short and easy to access; Langtang National Park, Thulo Syabru (2230m), Langtang valley (3500m), Kyanjin Gompa (3800m), Ascending Kyanjin Ri (4600m) and Tserku Ri (5000m) to explore the Himalayan, Yak Cheese factory, typical Tamang villages and diversity of flora and fauna. Sometimes can see Red panda but it is declining. Influence of Tibetan culture and dress up.
Trek: Langtang valley
Trek starts: Syabru Besi
Trek duration: 10 days
Grade: Moderate to strenuous
Maximum altitude: 4600m
Culture: Tibetan Buddhist & Tamang Culture
Trek ends: Syabru Besi
Trip Itinerary for 11 days
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and a representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will welcome and transfer you to your selected hotel by private vehicle.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1470m) by bus (8-9 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Lama Hotel to (2460m) walking (7-8 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Langtang valley (3430m) walking (7 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 06: Ascend Kyanjin Ri (4600m) and stay overnight at the same lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Lama Hotel (2460m) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Syabru Besi walking (6 hrs) stay overnight at lodge.
Day 09: Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus for 9 hours and stay at your selected hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 10: A representative of Unique Nepal Adventure Trek will drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport by private vehicle.
- Airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
- Two nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast before trek one nights and after trekking one night.
- All meals during the trek (lunch, dinner, breakfast and tea or coffee).
- Accommodation in lodges.
- One English speaking government trained license holder and well-informed trekking guide.
- One porter for two people to carry luggage.
- All expenses for guide and porters – meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, transportation (bus/private vehicle) etc.
- First Aid kit bag.
- Government and local area taxes where applicable.
- TIMS card fees (Trekking Information Management System).
- Transportation Kathmandu to Syabrubesi then returning Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by local bus or Jeep.
- Langtang National Park entrance fees (See the ‘Trekking Permits’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)
- Nepalese entry visa fee and departure tax. (See the ‘Visa Information’ link under ‘Trekking Info’ for current fees)
- Travel insurance.
- Soft and alcoholic drinks (mineral water, hot water, coke, fanta, beer, spirits, etc).
- Snacks (Chocolate, biscuits etc).
- Hot water, hot shower, heater charge, battery charge, phone calls and laundry service.
- The donation, tips, and personal expenses.
- Emergency evacuation and medical equipment.
- Hire equipment and other personal items (sleeping bag, down jacket, hiking boots camera, toilet rolls etc).
- In a case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides, etc, the extra charge will be borne by themselves.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
Related trekking of Langtang Valley Trek:
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