Experience the Langtang valley trek with Oak, Rhododendron forest with Red Panda
Langtang Valley Trekking Itinerary
Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs
At 6:30 am, we drive out along the northwestern hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descend down to Syabrubesi.
Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs
This is our first day of trekking today. Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging.
Day 03: Trek to Mundu (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs
Today after breakfast, we start our trekking day towards the village of Langtang Village to Mundu. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. On the way to Mundu, you will also pass the Langtang Village, which was severely affected by the earthquake in 2015. Langtang Valley alone lost 400 lives, flooded away by an earthquake-triggered avalanche, destroying an entire village and infrastructures. We also see the ruins of Langtang Village, where life is slowly building back and a few tea houses are reopened.
Day 04: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3 hrs. Explore the area.
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyanjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, and Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Also pass the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with mantras written on them. The mantras written on the Mani wall are supposed to be blown away by the wind. After the short trek, you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with amazing views of the mountains.
Day 05: Explore Kyanjin Ri/Tsekuri Ri back to Kyanjin Gumpa.
After having morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures land and start visiting Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. We are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air. In the afternoon return to Kyanjin Gompa-surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kyanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds, and yaks.
Day 06: Kyanjin trek to Lama Hotel 6hrs.
Trek back to Lama Hotel is also pleasant walking as you are facing to the southern area and looking at the missing views that you may left on the way up. Overnight at Guest.
Day 07: Lama Hotel trek to Syabru Bensi 5hrs.
We are trekking back through the same way. You do have much chance to encounter Red Panda along the Rhododendron and Bamboo forests. Arrival and check in Hotel.
Day 08: Syabru-Kathamndu 8hrs. by public bus
After having breakfast we decided to take a bus to Kathmandu. Arrival and transfer to your designated Hotel. Evening farewell dinner will be offered.