Welcome to 8 days of relishing the Tibetan culture as you pave your footsteps across the many teensy towns of Nepal’s soaring and isolated Langtang Valley. The trek cuts through brilliant pine, bamboo, and Rhododendron forests, muddy foot trails, small and grand monasteries, and the establishment of jovial Nepalis. Along with splendid views of mountains like the Langtang Lirung and Gangchempu, you may catch a glimpse of Nepal’s precious fauna that includes the shy Red Panda, yellow throated Martens, wild boar, Himalayan black bear, and even leopards.
Your journey begins with a drive up north from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, right after an early morning breakfast. The drive will take you through many little villages of Nepal, the everyday life of the ever-jolly Nepalis flashing by in front of you. You travel via Trisuli Bazaar till you reach the base, from where you’ll trek to Khanjim. It is a 1.5-2 hours’ simple hike to the Khanjim village, where you spend the night after a filling dinner.
Begin your day with a hearty Nepalese breakfast, after which you will begin today’s long hike. The trail passes through the Khanjim village, at the end of which is a suspension bridge. Post that, you’ll be hiking by the river of Langtang Khola. It takes about 3 hours on foot to reach Pairo, where you make a resting stop for lunch. The trek then continues for another 1.5 hours through deep forests of Nepal till the Bamboo village. Starting here, it is a steep ascent till Lama Hotel, a region in Luklang, which takes about 2 hours. You’ll be staying the night here, under a very starry sky, if you’re lucky.
Today starts with a rejuvenating hike through the forests for the first couple of hours, till you reach Gumnachok. You then continue the grind to Godatabela, which takes about 2 hours to reach. The spot proffers a glimpse of Langtang Lirung, overlooking which you’ll have your lunch. You then march further towards Thangshyap, which is another 2 hours. The trail rises from here until Chyamki, from where you reach the Langtang village. This little town is known for splendid views of Langtang Lirung and other peaks, along with waterfalls, so you can spend some time exploring once you’re here. After a long day of hiking and exploration, resort to a snug bed in the village itself.
The fourth day is quite relaxing, with lesser hours of hiking and more rewards in comparison. You begin by walking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. A warm lunch awaits you there, with the views of Langtang Lirung, Gangchempu, Nayakhang and other stunning Himalayan peaks. Stay overnight in the village after exploring around.
Post breakfast scenes look something like this: A hike to the highest point of the trek, Tsergo-Ri at 4985m. This one is an exciting trail spanning around 3.5 hours, and it takes you across a small stream, followed by a steep ascend. From up top, you’ll have a splendid view of Langtang Lirung, Nayakhang, Gangchembu, Ganja-La range, Yala peak, and Langshisha Ri. After devouring the gorgeous landscape, you climb down back to your room for the night, where you rest after a hot dinner.
After the previous excursion, today will appear much simpler! You descend to Langtang through Yak pastures for about 2 hours, after which the walk continues till Thangshyap. It’ll take one more hour to reach Godatabela, where you’ll pause for a filling lunch. You then recommence the trail to reach Lama Hotel, your last stop for the day. Rest for a good night’s sleep to welcome tomorrow in high spirits.
Today, you’ll be walking through the forested trail to come back to Pairo, which takes about 3 hours. Arrangements for lunch would be available here, post which you’ll walk the trail following Langtang Khola and reach Syabru Besi. You’ll spend the night here.
The final lap of the trek begins with a breakfast spread, following which you drive back from Dunche to Kathmandu by a private taxi. After a 3-hour drive on dusty roads, you stop at Trisuli for lunch. The rest of the ride till Kathmandu is smooth and pleasant.
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