The hike to Langtang Valley begins with an overland journey to Syabrubesi, a small town with a few shops and lodges. The Langtang Valley is a narrow valley located just south of the Tibetan border. It is bounded to the north by the Himalayan range and to the south by a much lower range of peaks.
In 1971, this area was declared Nepal’s first Himalayan national park. The Tamangs live in this high and secluded region, and their religious customs, language, and attire are more comparable to those of Tibet than to those of their counterparts in the central hills.
According to mythology, the valley was discovered by a lama on the trail of a runaway yak. As a result, the name is derived from the Tibetan word lang, which means yak, and Tang, which means to follow.
Despite its proximity to Kathmandu, the region attracts significantly fewer hikers than Everest and Annapurna. This journey can be paired easily with the Gosainkunda Trek.
Langtang Valley Trek Outlines
Day 01 –Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 – Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03 – Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,300m) via Trisuli Bazaar (540 m)
Day 04 – Syabrubesi (1,420 m) to Lama Hotel (2,470 m)
Day 05 – Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430 m)
Day 06 – Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870 m)
Day 07 – Kyangjin Gompa (3,730 m)
Day 08 – Kyangjing Gompa to Lama Hotel (2,470 m)
Day 09 – Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
Day 10 – Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Day 11 – Rest Day
Day 12 – Departure