Langtang Classical Trek
Overview The Langtang Classical Trek is a mesmerizing adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the Langtang Valley, nestled in the Himalayan region of Nepal. The Langtang Classical Trek is also renowned for its diverse natural beauty, offering a perfect blend of lush forests, rugged terrains, and snow-capped peaks. The trail begins in Syabrubesi, a charming village north of Kathmandu, and meanders through dense rhododendron and bamboo forests, creating a picturesque spectacle. As trekkers ascend, the vistas open up, revealing majestic views of Langtang Lirung and other Himalayan giants. The route leads to traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages,…
The Langtang Classical Trek is a mesmerizing adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the Langtang Valley, nestled in the Himalayan region of Nepal.
The Langtang Classical Trek is also renowned for its diverse natural beauty, offering a perfect blend of lush forests, rugged terrains, and snow-capped peaks. The trail begins in Syabrubesi, a charming village north of Kathmandu, and meanders through dense rhododendron and bamboo forests, creating a picturesque spectacle. As trekkers ascend, the vistas open up, revealing majestic views of Langtang Lirung and other Himalayan giants.
The route leads to traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages, where warm hospitality and glimpses of local life await. The authentic cultural experiences allow trekkers to immerse themselves in age-old traditions, customs, and cuisine. Visiting ancient monasteries along the way adds a spiritual dimension to the journey.
The high-altitude meadows of Kyangjin Gompa serve as a major highlight of the trek. The glacial valley also offers awe-inspiring panoramas, and the quaint village is a perfect place to acclimatize and savor the serenity of the Himalayas. For those seeking a more challenging endeavor, hiking up Tserko Ri rewards trekkers with a panoramic view of the entire Langtang Himalayan range.
While the region suffered a setback due to the devastating earthquake in 2015, the resilience and hospitality of the locals have revived the trekking routes, and visitors play a vital role in supporting the community’s livelihood.
The Langtang Classical Trek is also ideal for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and cultural explorers alike. With its moderate difficulty level, it caters to a wide range of trekkers, making it a popular choice for those seeking an authentic Himalayan experience without the crowds of more famous trails.
Conclusion and Summary
In conclusion, the Langtang Classical Trek is a soul-stirring adventure that unveils the unspoiled beauty of the Himalayas while immersing trekkers in the rich tapestry of local culture. It’s also a journey that promises unforgettable memories and a deep appreciation for the natural wonders and warm-hearted people of Nepal.
- Closest trek from Kathmandu
- Offers a scenic loop through the villages of varied ethnic make-up with good high mountain views
- Interaction with the hospitable and friendly local people
- Experience rich culture and age-old tradition
- Marvelous views of the great peak
- Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
- Visit Langtang village and Kyangiin Monastery
- Panoramic mountain views from Kyanjin Ri (4,773m)
- Snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and several suspension bridges
- Amazing Lirung and Kimshung glaciers
- Old and significant Buddhist monasteries, stupas, and monuments
- Cheese factory and hike to Tserko Ri (5,450m)
- Lush green forests and meadows
- Majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7,345m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), Naya Kanga (5,846m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Kimsung (6,781m), and Yansa Tsenji (6,575m)
- Tserko Ri (5,450m/17,880ft) and Kyanjin Ri (4,773m / 15,655 ft) viewpoints
- Wildlife (red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, bear, langur, etc.)
Arrival at Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Full day KTM city tour, hotel
Eight hours drive by bus and overnight stay at Syabru Bensi. (1,460 m.). During the bus journey, one can have scenic views of the Himalayan ranges, lush green forests, traditional rural settlements, the Trishuli river and visit the famous historic site of Nuwakot Durbar (palace), etc.
There is two trail to get a Lama Hotel. Via Sherpagaon and via Langtang Khola. Sherpagaon is the high route to Lama Hotel; this route is very nice for the Mountain views and Local Settlement.
The day starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, passing through a forest of hemlocks, oaks, maples and rhododendrons high above the Lantang Khola. In some places, it is so steep that the trail is on logs anchored to the valley wall. Tantalizing glimpses of Lantang Lirung appear through the trees. You need to walk 5 hours to get in Langtang and stay overnight at teahouse.
The trail winds through the villages and climbs onto a ridge dominated by a large, square chorten and a long row of mani walls. It then climbs gradually past the small village of Mundu and Sindum. Another hour of walking will bring you to the beautiful yak pastures of Yamphu. when you cross the Laja Khola (a small stream), you can see the Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from a height of 6,781 m of Langtang Lirung.
On this day, you will have to hike up the moraine north of Kyanjin Gompa to an elevation of 4,300m or more. From the moraine, there is a spectacular view of Lantang Lirung, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji (6,575 m.) and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. You can sometimes spot Himalayan tahr on the slopes above. There are two good viewpoints in the area. You can climb and have a breathtaking view of the surrounding areas. A longer excursion is to 4984m. Tsergo Ri , a five hours walk from Kyajin Gompa.
Trek down to Lama Hotel, and over night at Lama Hotel (2769 m.)
In the beginning. the trail goes down hill and then straight to the Thulo Sybru. It takes 5 hours walk for you to get back to Thulo Sybru from Lama Hotel, and stay at teahouse.
Approximately 4 hours walk to Sing Gompa and ascent around 1040m.While climbing past the Gompa, we can see school and army post, and switch back up the steep hill above the village past a few houses. The trail is now less steeply. While on the way, you can find a dense alpine forest with hemlock and oak trees. We will have also to pass through an old chorten and the top of the ridge at Foprang Danda. After an hour’s walk, we will reach Shin Gomba and overnight stay at teahouse.
The trails climb steeply up the ridge, at several points on top of the ridge itself. The ridge cerates a transition zone between rich mountain forests on the northern steps and dry shrub vegetations. Within some time, you will reach Chalang Pati (3,650 m.). When you start to walk again, you will enter the Gosainkunda protected area and you will reach Laurebinayak (3920 m.) from where you can enjoy the mountain view such as Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and many more unnamed peaks. The trail again ascends, with nice views. You need to walk six hours to get in Gosainkunda.
The trail traverses the northern side of Gosaninkunda lake and climbs through rugged country towards the pass. Then we reach Laurebinayak pass passing three more small lakes. From the pass, the trail descends along a stream and goes through the beautiful places like- Bhera Goth, (4240 m.), Phedi (3740 m.), Dupi Chaur (3,630 m.), and finally we reach at Ghopte. Overnight in a local tea house.
Gently descending down from the ridge at Ghopte, the trail makes innumerable ups and downs across ravines and the boulders of old moraines, we slowly make our ascent to Tharepati (3630 m.). Apart from this, we also visit the places such as Magen Goth, Panghu and Khutumsang. Overnight stay in a local lodge.
Today, we would be lucky enough to view the panoramic view of stunning mountains and traditional hamlets on the way to Chisapani. Besides, we would also observe Tamang and Sherpa culture along the trail. Finally, we will reach Chisapani and overnight in a local lodge.
While on the trail, we would ascent about 150 m. and descent 1150m.It would be a matter of pleasure for us to penetrate the places like Borlang Bhanjyang, Shivapuri ridge and Sundarijal. We will spend the night in a local teahouse at Sundarijal.
Finally, we drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Farewell dinner in the evening, overnight stay in the hotel.
Back home destination.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
The scenic Langtang Valley lies closer to Kathmandu as compared to other trekking regions of Nepal. This trekking region is still considered ‘unspoilt’ area because it is lesser used by both trekkers and locals. Following the monsoon season, this trek offers marvelous views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7,246 m). The popular peak dominates the upper valley and straddles the Tibetan border. During spring season, the area becomes an ideal place to spot birds and flowers. According to a legend, a Lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley. Hence, the name -Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently “Dhang” means to follow). Trekkers can have good opportunities for moderate climbing excursions in this area. For this you need to spend some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system. Our return route takes us past the holy lakes of Gosainkunda, an important pilgrimage, and over a high pass that brings us almost to the edge of the Kathmandu Valley itself.
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