This is one of the most highly rated of the shorter duration treks in Nepal, encompassing some excellent lush scenery and fantastic views of Langtang Lirung (7400 m).
We begin with a drive to Syabrubesi, where we stay overnight. Next comes a four-day walk through outstandingly beautiful country with forests of oak, rhododendron and pine, with ancient settements slotted in between.
Above the tree-line, the valley widens for the Langtang Lirung vista and then there is a gradual ascent towards Langtang village, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park and the last spot hospitable enough for all-year round habitation. The people here are Tibetan speaking pastoral farmers whose lifestyle is unchanged from that of their ancestors who first colonised the valley from Kyirong, Tibet, more than 300 years ago. Before this time Langtang had been regarded as a ‘hidden’ valley and was uninhabited.
Next we move on to the summer settlement of Kyangjin, where we have a rest day to visit the small gomba and the cheese factory. Here there is also an opportunity to admire the higher mountain scenery and to further explore the extensive glacier system.
Two days are taken re-tracing the trail before re-ascending to Syabru village – one final short day away from Syabrubesi, for our drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 : Arrival Kathmandu – transported to hotel – tour briefing
Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing
Day 03 : Kathmandu drive – Syabrubesi (8 hours)
Day 04 : Syabru besi / Lama Hotel (2480 m)
Day 05 : Lama Hotel / Langtang village (3541 m)
Day 06 : Langtang village / Kyangjin Gompa (3900 m)
Day 07 : Rest day for exploration.
Day 08 : Kyangjin Gompa / Ghora Tabela (2950 m)
Day 09 : Ghora Tabela / Bamboo (2100 m)
Day 10 : Bamboo / Syabru village
Day 11 : Travel to Kathmandu
Day 12 : Free time
Day 13 : Transported to airport – flight to onward destination