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Journey to the Heart of Himalayas: Langtang Trek in Nepal

Published: 8th Feb, 2020

Langtang Trek in Nepal, to the north of Kathmandu is curiously underrated and relatively uncrowded trail. Furthermore, it is the most accessible of all trekking regions and it’s well suited to one or two-week trekking. The only thing lacking is that there are no 8000m peaks in the vicinity- it makes for its dramatic landscape and culture. Langtang trek in Nepal, conveys more stunning perspectives in the brief time frame than any other treks in Nepal, with the conceivable special case of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

The trail passes through the village inhabited by Tibetans and Tamangs and offers and fantastic views of Ganesh Himal across to the northwest. Although, the trek passes through a sparsely populated area there are no shortages of the lodges along the trekking route. Further, ascending from just 541m at the Trishuli Bazaar to 3870m at Kyanjin Gompa, the trail passes, through ever changing landscapes offering trekkers and exceptional diversity of culture and scenery.

Langtang trekking starts at the community of Syabru Besi. You will trek through grand woods to the high snow capped knolls and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist cloister). Following a (discretionary) day climb up to the highest point of Kyangjin RI (top), where the 360-degree perspectives of the Himalayan mountains are really marvelous, you backtrack your course down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.

In the event that time is constrained and money isn’t an issue, consider including a helicopter ride from Kyanjin. Not exclusively will this abbreviate the trekking and keep you from expecting to backtrack your course, however you’ll have exceptional view that you will not have any other way.

In case, you’re keen on doing the Langtang trekking in Nepal, connect with the local travel agents in Nepal who will organize the trek for you. You’ll have an experienced authorized guide, a carefully worked out itinerary, and the flexibility during the trek to move at your own pace. 

Langtang trekking Has A Low Risk Factor

Trekking on the higher altitude comprises extreme hazard and have high dangers to one’s life. The way of the trekking to the high elevation regions has the elusive way and limited ways because of that an explorer could persevere through numerous concealed and astonishing block. Langtang trekking in Nepal, in any case, could be a totally extraordinary case which can include a lesser audacious excursion at an equivalently lower elevation than the Everest or Annapurna regions. The trail of this trekking is wide and is far more secure than other high altitude trekking.

Highlights of Langtang Trekking in Nepal

  • Walk through stunning timberland, high elevated meadows, and yak pastures
  • Appreciate all encompassing perspectives across huge open valleys toward the end of the trek
  • Bolster individuals revamping their lives and daily livelihood
  • Extraordinary mountain perspectives on the Langtang Himalayas, valley and across to Tibet from Kyanjin RI


Day 01: Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi

Morning, drive to Trishuli Bazaar which is 72 Km from Kathmandu and take 4 hours drive. The road is good but very winding with fantastic mountain views. Ranipauwa is the only large village along the rout. Further, from Trisuli, the 50 Km road leading to Dhunche is steep, winding, and rather hairy, passing through Betrawati then Thare. Dhunche is a pretty village at 1950m and it is the entrance to Langtang National Park. The trekking permit has to be shown here to enter the area. The road descends from Dhunche at first, then in series of steep loops to the bridge across the Bhote Koshi.

Syabru Bensi Start Point of Langtang Trek
Syabru Bensi Start Point of Langtang Trek

Finally, you reach Syabru Bensi which has a string of shops and lodges.

Day 02: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel

Today the trek pass through the suspension bridge of Bhote Koshi River. Turn right at the eastern end of the bridge and walk into a small settlement of Old Syabru.

The trek becomes a pleasant walk through trees where langur monkeys frolic. Further, passing a side stream and small waterfall before reaching stream at Doman, 1680m. Over the rest of the day walking and the following morning, you will pass a few settlements. Further, it’s then a long climb in the forest. You will then meet another trail junction with a sign pointing to Syabru (Thulo Syabru). Beyond the trail junction the trail climbs gently to Bamboo Lodge. Beyond Bamboo Lodge the trail crosses the Dangdung Khola, then climbs to steel suspension bridge over Langtang Khola at 2000m.

Lama Hotel
Lama Hotel

On the northern bank of Langtang Khola the route climbs alongside a series of waterfalls. These waterfalls are formed by a jumble of house-sized boulders. Further, climb steeply to a landslide and then ascend further to Changtang, popularly known as Lama Hotel, at 2470m.

Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang

Today the trail continues to follow the Langtang Khola, climbing steeply, at times very steeply, to Ghora Tabela at 2970m. From here there is a fine view of Langtang Lirung. Further, from Ghora Tabela the trail climbs more gradually to Langtang at 3430m.

Langtang Valley
Langtang Valley

The Langtang National Park headquarter is here. Langtang and the villages around are in Tibetan style with stone walls around the fields and herds of yaks.

Day 04: Langtang To Kyanjin Gompa

Kyanjin Gompa
Kyanjin Gompa

It only takes the morning (passing through a small village) to climb to Kyangin Gompa at 3870m. There is a monastery, lodges and a cheese factory. Further, there are a number of interesting walks from the Gompa.

Day 05- 09: Langtang Valley & Return to Syabru Bensi

Further, from Kyanjin Gompa you can climb to a viewpoint at 4300m. The climb is on a glacial moraine to the north for a superb view of Langtang Lirung.

Langtang Lirung
Langtang Lirung

You can make a day walk to Yala or further up the valley for a spectacular view. You can return to Syabru Bensi taking the same route.


“Langtang trek in Nepal is simply priceless, awesome, and adventurous. This is a perfect trek for those who wish to avoid crowded trekking trails in Nepal. Trekking to the Langtang Village offers a chance to investigate ethnic towns, most oldest monasteries, and other small mountains. During this trek you will meet entirely accommodating individuals in the Langtang Valley. Further, they will welcome you with the greatest grin.”


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