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Langtang Trek; The Marvellous Trip to Langtang Valley

Nepal is a paradise for trekkers having the world’s most beautiful trekking places.  Trekkers find Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trek, and Everest Base Camp Trek quite adventurous trekking spots. While Langtang Trek is also the third most visited trekking spot in Nepal.

Langtang Trek is a spectacular valley Inhabitant in the Himalayas. The heavenly view of white-capped mountains along with fertile valleys and hills. While enjoying the culture and heritage of the Tamang people who are quite friendly as well.

How Long is the Langtang Trek? Alluring Your Adrenaline

The Langtang walking trail is a glacial environment covered with ice caps and glaciers which is near Kathmandu valley. The establishment of Langtang National Park in 1976 has attracted all trekkers and nature explorers to explore.

Most people start the Langtang Trek from the Syabrubesi and the journey might take about five to six days. The Langtang Valley trek is a full-day hike further up the valley while spending a couple of days extra in the upper valley. While ascending Tsergo Ri and exploring a magnificent view of the white wilderness of the peak.

In the meantime, starting your trip from the Syabrubesi ( Tibetan resettlement area) might help you cut a day off.  This is around a ten-hour ride from Kathmandu Valley. The valley from Syabrubesi to Kyanjin has a rich, biological and cultural diversity that attracts many people. In the meantime, following the route and reaching Rimche is the popular route for the Langtang trek.

Two important valleys are present one is Langtang (3300m) which is a bigger one and is a cozy place to spend one extra night and acclimatize. Kyanjin (3750 m) exaggerates the small gompa, a cheese factory, and attractive lodges that might fill up during high seasons.

The road rises out from the Kathmandu valley to the northeast while enjoying the stunning views of fertile hills. Meanwhile observing the view of Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, and Annapurna region. Hearing the magical symphony of cicadas in the din of the bus will add more pleasure to your journey.

Further starting from the north of Trishuli and climbing the valley bottom. While observing the views of Langtang range and Paldor Peak as well as the incredible gorge. The natural beauty of this valley adds much more memory to your luggage.

Langtang Trek Photo

Langtang Valley; Blissful Exploration

Langtang  Trek Valley has a lot to offer for making your trip magical. Kyanjin Gompa (3900m) is its astonishing base for exploring the heavenly upper reaches of this valley. Meanwhile, the gompa added the completion of a newer building opposite the gompa.

The cheese factory has been transporting cheese to Kathmandu from over the Ganja La. You might be quite fascinated by the technology from May to October. Around 5000 to 7000 kg of cheeses to manufactured from Nak (female Yak) and Chaumri (crossbreed yak).

Musk deer can be observed in the forest to the south or even in the settlement area. You can hire a Tibetan horse for sightseeing which can also be an amazing experience. This can take your journey further up taking across the Ganja La.

Short Trip from Kyanjin Gompa

This might be one of the destinations on a half-day hike from Kyanjin Gompa which lies east of the Gompa below the lama quarters. The trail passes by the white Chhortens while heading north towards the western flank of Kyanjin Ri. After 20 minutes of passing through white Chhorten while dividing the trail into an extensive rockslide.

Within the next 30 minutes, the upper path will cross the rockslide region. While continuing up the pass to the south of the stream eventually reaches the Lado pasture area. Following the trail north to the glacier climb the east of the glacier for the best views in around 20 minutes.

While heading northeast from Kyanjin Gomba will lead you to the frozen lake. You can observe the human settlement area on your way along with the stream. Crossing the wooden bridge over the stream heading west to the upper part will take you to the lake. The Lirung and Kimshung towers above the lake after 40 minutes of the hike.

Langtang Trek Photo

Short Trip To Kyanjun Ri Along with Tsergo Ri Viewpoint

Further taking a one-hour climb to the north lies the relatively small hill called Kyanjin Ri lying behind the Kyanjin Gompa. This trail also leads to the cheese factory behind the government building while climbing through the stones and the zigzag path before reaching the Kyanjin Ri popular as Brana Chumbo draped with a prayer flag. Taking a path higher than Kyanjin Ri will take you to Menchamsu a higher point to view all the prayer flags which might be a bit steep drop off due to erosion.

The trail to the Tsergo viewpoint can be observed from the lodges of Kyanjin Gomba as it zigzags towards the northeast. After reaching the trailhead east which leads you out of town through the grassland over rough terrain within 20 minutes.

The trail ultimately branches leading further around the mountains to Digyabsa Kharka and Yala Kharka reaching the seasonal huts of Dacha Pesa. Or passing the huts in about three hours and taking the route along Yala Kharka will take you to Tsergo Ri viewpoint which lies north in direction.

Langsisa Kharka

This is an additional option for your Langtang Trek to head up the valley to Langsisa Kharka next to the summer pasturing settlement. While this is a long hike up the valley Langsisa Glacier can be observed from afar and a closer look may take about an hour. Reaching Langsisa and returning to Kyanjin can be quite adventurous while food and headlamps are required.

Heading east from Kyanjin Gomba for about an hour reaching north to the bank of Langtang River Continuing upstream after 45 minutes will bring you to the human settlement area Chadung and after one hour you will reach Numthang where cheese is produced.

Meanwhile heading towards the glacier while crossing it and climbing 4132m you will reach the huts of Langsisa Kharka and further scenery of the valley can be observed.

Ahead lies the border of Langtang  Trek Valley and Tibet which is also a hard climb day. At the south lies the Ganchenpo Peak and up this valley lies the Helambu region.

Langtang Trek Photo

Fun Fact about Langsisa Kharka

There is a big red rock in the Langsisa Kharka. According to the legend, the color is red because a holy man living outside the valley once lost his yak and tracked it in that place. The yak died here (Langsisa means a place where the yak (lang) died). While the lama wanted to hide skinned it and spread the skin in the rock to dry.

The skin got stuck to the rock and remains to this day. This is the legend of Langtang Valley where tang means follow hence naming Langtang. Before this place was considered hidden while it is considered sacred. No animals are slaughtered here and meat is not found in this area.

Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Trek route is an amazing exploration of tradition and culture. Along with a magnificent view of beautiful white peaks, gompas, stone-built huts, and many more. Langtang Valley route is not a busy trail until its peak season while meeting the friendliest local people.

There are four seasons Spring, Autumn, Summer, and Winter with different temperature conditions.

Langtang Trek Valley lies between the alpine and sub-alpine zones with adjustable weather conditions. The abundant forests of oaks and rhododendrons along with mixed vegetation come into life during these seasons. Along with the refreshing view of the Himalayas and fertile hills under the blue sky is the attractive scene offered in these seasons.

In the meantime, the best side view of this trekking trail is during the spring and autumn seasons. The off-season might add some challenges to this trek.

The Autumn season (September, October, and November) is quite the best time to visit Langtang Trek. The blue sky with adjustable weather conditions along with magnificent views is observed during this season.  The temperature is warm during the day and a bit cold during the night with an awesome feeling.

The Spring season (March, April, and May) is also one of the best seasons to visit Langtang Trek. While you might experience a slow range of snow in the early months of March in the months of April days are warm with pleasant weather. May might be the hottest with suitable climatic conditions perfect for your journey. Sometimes you might encounter early monsoon.

The summer and winter seasons might not be the best time to visit due to climatic conditions. No matter which season you can visit the Langtang Valley to explore its natural beauty.

Langtang Trek Photo


While there are still many places to explore in the valley making your trip much more adventurous. From well-equipped trekking gear to fitness, you have to be well-prepared before your trip. Make sure to enjoy and explore every place you can during the trip. Hope you found the information helpful. Thank you.


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