Langtang Valley Trekking
Langtang Valley Trekking is a moderate trekking with Great Adventurer Treks & Expeditions leads to a great classic adventure towards central Himalayan region at Langtang Valley. Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Langtang Valley starts from Kathmandu by bus to Syabrubesi to begin this great adventure towards Langtang Himal area, taking the direct approach via the Langtang khola, then trekking for days on gradual winding path through the dense forest of oaks, birch, pines and rhododendron, to reach at Kyangin Gompa 3,749m. Kyangin is a perfect base for acclimatization in a beautiful surrounding of high snow covered mountains and plan explorations and climbs of the upper valley.
Langtang area offers a range of cultures with the main three ethnic peoples living in are the Tamang, and Bhotias who have originated from Tibet in the past 500 years till the mid 20th century. In a southern section of the park lies a small area of sub-tropical chestnut forest, along with unique Sal forest. The hill forests (2000-2,600m) across the southern slopes of the park consist of Chir Pine, Rhododendron, Nepalese Alder, and Oak. Moving north and higher, the alpine zone (2,600-3000m) are mainly Mountain Oak, fading to Silver Fir, Hemlock and Larch in the lower sub-alpine zone (3000-3,6000m); throughout these zones, several species of Rhododendron trees form a twisted and colorful understory, continuing higher to tree line Birch and Fir forest are the last to survive.
It is here at 3,600-4000m that Juniper and Rhododendrons shrubs slowly dissolve into the expansive alpine grassland meadows. Here the elusive snow leopard is still thought to comb the alpine heights for prey. The park is also well known for its populations of a red panda, Himalayan black bear, wild dog, Himalayan Thar, goral (mountain antelope) and more than 250 species of birds.At Kyangin exploring the upper Langtang valley, upper meadows are grazing for Yaks and home to large herds of thar, the valley ending in a massive wall of mountains, forming the border with Tibet.
After a good time here at Kyangin in Langtang Valley then our route leads to back to Upper Syabru and Shing Gomba before ending with panorama views from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal Himal, after Shing Gomba heading to warmer low area and back to Kathmandu from Dhunche with an interesting drive on the West of Kathmandu city completing this magnificent journey to Langtang Valley with Great Adventure Treks and Expeditions (Pvt) Ltd.
Trip Highlights: “Trekking in the most beautiful alpine valley in the perfect tranquility of Himalaya & crossing one of the most beautiful alpine valley in the perfect tranquility central Himalayan location, amazing valleys gorge, traditional culture & Buddhist religion, pristine forest, area of the red pandas, and in the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himalayan range.”
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7 – 8 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,420m. 5 – 6 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m. 5 – 6 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Kyngin Gompa 3,850m. 3 – 4 hours.
Day 07: At Kyngin Gompa for local hike and exploration.
Day 08: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 420m. 6 – 7 hours walk.
Day 09: Trek to Syabrubesi 1,460m. 4 – 5 hours walk.
Day 10: Drive to Kathmandu 6 hrs journey.
Day 11: International Departure.