The Lang tang valley, home of a red panda. The Langtang area is best known for its pristine forests of lovely mixed conifer and rhododendron forest and high-elevation meadows of wild sheep, Tibetan-like culture, and lovely mountain views. The name “Langtang” comes from the story of the ancient Buddhist lama who followed his lost yak into the valley – “Lang” means “yak” and “Tang” means, “follow”. The region mirrors the diverse culture of Nepal itself.
From Kathmandu, we will drive to Syabrubensi along the Trisuli River, enjoying spectacular views of the Ganesh Himal peaks. From Syabrubensi, you will begin our trek through Tamang villages where unusual Himalayan vegetation grows – cactuses! You will stay the night in camp/lodge, continuing to Kyanjin Gompa, where you can visit a small Buddhist Monastery and a cheese “factory”. From Kyanjin Gompa we will hike further for an excellent view of Langtang Lirung (23,763′), Dorje Lakpa (22,839′) and Lenpo Gang (22,882′). We may at this point, choose to go further up the valley to explore glaciers and view even higher peaks such as Shishapangma (26,283′).
- Encounter authentic Buddhism and Hinduism Culture.
• Walk through deeply dense forests, eye-catching land surface, and wild river
• Admire the incomparable beauty of the Langtang including holy and sacred monasteries at Langtang valley.
• Sleep in authentic, lodges in amazing spots amidst the snowcapped mountains
• A chance to see a red panda, wild boar, black deer, goral and other flora and fauna.
• See ever smiling mountains like Mt. Lirung(7227m), Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6966m). Mt. Madiya (6257m), Mt. Purbi Ghhyachu (6637m).
Is it right for me?
Langtang trek is an appropriate goal for bushwalkers and hikers or day-walkers looking for a short Himalayan challenge trip. This is a chance to get amongst the Himalayas in the relative comfort of simple lodges.
The trekking days are short, you will need to be able to walk for 4-8 hours a day with a daypack.
We are generally early abed but you might want to hang around and chat with your fellow trekkers, staff or local people or play a game of cards.
TThis trip introduces you to high altitude trekking. A spirit of adventure and a willingness to stretch your horizons are what you’ll need. Some experience of hiking will be an advantage.
Why go with Blue Dragon Adventure?
On this Langtang trek, your trek leader will be a qualified Nepalese trek guide. They are there to ensure your trek is a wonderful, fun and safe experience.
Your accomplished and friendly trip guide will help you to enjoy and appreciate the cultural, and natural attractions of the region. They will assist with daily arrangements as you eat in and stay in the tents. The package uses a steady acclimatization program and allows time for bad weather along the way, giving participants the maximum chance of success.
The trek will be well planned, well led, and well resourced with good quality food, transport, equipment, first aid and communications.
Accommodation and Food
In Kathmandu: We will be staying at the Shanker Hotel (4 stars). This charming historic palace has a huge peaceful garden with a pool and is just on the edge of the main tourist area, Thamel.
It is safe and clean and well staffed and is a safe place to leave your clean town clothes and other gear when you are in the hills. There are many restaurants in Kathmandu catering to western tastes as well as plenty of local Dahl Bhat (rice and lentils) shops at very reasonable prices.
On the Trek:
Generally, along the regular trekking areas have developed well facilities available teahouse lodges. Which are mainly used by trekkers walk along the trail, however some are very cozy and comfortable and some are a basic standard. Blue Dragon Adventure will accommodate you as best available routes enroute along the journey and your lodge room will be a provided bed, pillow blanket. If you are using your own personal sleeping bag is always recommended to bring with you.
Foods at local teahouses are hygienic and usually delicious which are prepared by using local agro-products. They offer a variety foods, for breakfast, Toast, different styles of eggs, pancake, porridge, Muesli with milk, and other creels, For lunch and dinner, variety of potato, different curries, rice, noodles and pasta, pizza, spring roll, Nepali food and others food, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. They also use the one from market which are not possible to grow up there and produce locally.
When to go?
Autumn season (Sept-Nov) being the best season for trekking, offers excellent weather and tantalizing mountain views, the and also best season for peak climbing.
Summer months (June-September) of the year which coincides with monsoon begins in mid-June and drains in mid-September making travel wet and warm. The mountain views may not be at their best as rain clouds and haze over hang the mountains occasionally obscuring the enchanting views. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation.
Spring season (March-May) is the expedition season and the best time for climbing the high peaks. It is mildly warm at lower elevations but the occasional the aze mars beautiful view of mountains. At higher elevations over 4,0,00 meters, the mountain views are excellent and the temperature is quite moderate even at night.
Winter season (December-February) is noted for cold weather with occasional snowfall at higher elevations. Again, excellent views are common. These months are popular and ideal for trekking for those who are well equipped or who remain at lower elevations below 3,000 meters. Most of the hotel owners will come to the lower altitude cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Although Travel in Nepal can be organized throughout the year, October through May is considered to be the best months for trekking.