Langtang Valley Short Trek begins at Syabru Bensi after a 5 to 6-hour scenic bust drive from Kathmandu. The trail goes through the forest of pine, juniper, rhododendron, bamboo, and other rare vegetation, with swift mountain streams, rugged rock, and snow-capped peaks at the beginning. The Langtang Valley Short Trek trail follows the Langtang River most of the time when you are at Ghoretabela the valley becomes wider with the majestic view of the Langtang Himal range toward a settlement of the Langtang and Kyanging Gumba. If you visit Lang Tang Trekking during the spring; the jungle can be seen as colorful with rhododendrons, orchids, and magnolias blooming at the surface and the high mountains seem to be welcoming you with a charming white face. Most of the time you will walk through the Langtang National Park, inside the park you may see rare wildlife; including red pandas, Himalayan black bears, wild boar, and Langur monkeys. Tamang ethnic groups are the principal inhabitants in this area; they have been following culture, tradition, and cultivation from their old generation to still now. Some people are following animal husbandry in a nomadic way. If you have already been to Tibet; Langtang Short and the easy trek will remind your tip of Tibet. The culture, livelihood, and religious beliefs are similar to Tibetan.
In ancient times Langtang Valley known as Namgodagam, means hidden land, the heavenly gate of half-moon form. This Hidden land lies in the Langtang Valley of the Rasuwa districts. The Teton Goden Chen reveals this place, and later Guru Thetan Glachen opens it for meditation preciseness. When this place Namgodagam was opened, it carried the myth-associated name Langtang. Lang means ox (Male Yak), and Thang is Khet in Nepali (area). Once the owner of Lang and the ox with two horns follow the animal the Ox turns flat on its back. Thus, the name Langtang came from this incident. This is further illustrated by the name of Lansiya, Langshisa the place where the ox died. And even today the people in this place perform annual rituals of dead bull. Tibetans come to the southern part of the hidden land and started living there in the settlement, the head is Kyanjin Gumba, where pilgrims visit for meditation. There are several caves around this place as well. The most important cave is Padmasambhava, on the edge of the eastern base Camp of Langtang Lirung. Pilgrims can reach this holy place in a two-hour walk from Kyanjin Monastery (Gumba). The local people of Tibetan origin inhabit this place.
Beyond Langtang village, there is a summer settlement called Kyanjin Gumba with its small ancient Monastery, by the name of monastery this place is known as Kyanjin Gumba. The Kyanjin Gumba was built about three hundred thirty years ago by Mingyur Dorje Dhomas, but the Buddha and Guru Rinpoche statue can find in the 8th century. Besides the fascinating mountain scenery, the Yak cheese factory and airport are other attractions for visitors. The small settlement of about 20 to 25 teahouses is surrounded by yak pastures, dominated by the fluted northwest face of Kangchenpo. Kyanjin Gumba is the best place to spend 3 to 4 nights, doing a side trip to the Kyangjin Ri (4772 m), Cherko Ri 4984m provides a splendid viewpoint. You can see the awesome Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo, Tilman's fluted peak Panorama scenery is visible at 360 degrees from here, areas the best as anywhere in the Himalayas. Short Langtang Trek can do in 8 Days from Kathmandu in a list amount of time, in this shortest time get to the highest elevation at Kyangjin Ri (4772 m) and Cherko Ri 4984 meters, and Glacier. If you can extend your holiday then best to Hike Langshisa Kharka (4285) and Langtang Lirung base camp for the glacier marine and icefall or visit five holy lakes below the settlement. You can have a slice of fresh Yak Cheese at the Kyanging Gumba factory. After collecting a bunch of unforgettable memories in your Langtang Short Trek journey, you will descend from Kyanjin Gumba retrace along the river back to Syabru Bensi and drive back to Kathmandu.
While Hiking to beautiful Langtang Valley, will be a great support for the locals who lost their home and their family during the mega earth quick on 25 April 2015. The teahouses have been rebuilt and the trekking trail is ready to walk. It is safe to trek in Langtang Valley now. Why don't you visit Langtang Valley, to look after the earth quickly?
Langtang Valley Short Trek is highly recommended as a Short Holiday Visitor to Nepal but still want to see mountain scenery and unique Nepalese culture; this can be arranged for the whole year. Among many treks in the Langtang National Park, the daysLangtang Short Trek is an idol as a short and easy trek chance to see the high Himalayan atmosphere. l would be our great pleasure to make your holidays more relaxable and comfortable as you wish through our life experience local Guide and porters. Nepal Motherhouse Treks organizes a Langtang Trek 7-day itinerary according to your holiday schedule and interest. Langtang Short Trek can be done the whole year-round, even in winter (December, January, and February) Only you need to take with you warm clothes and well hiking equipment. For more detailed information about the Langtang Valley Trek Guide, contact us anytime.
Langtang Valley Short Trek Route: A Scenic Trekking Adventure in Nepal
The Langtang Valley Trek is another popular trekking route in the Himalayas. The trek goes mostly to Langtang National Park with its spectacular scenery, picturesque villages, and cultural experiences. Normally, it takes about 7 days in the shortest form and can extend more than 13 days combined with the Tamanag Heritage Trail Home stay trek, Gosaikunda Lake, and cross the pass to the Helalmbu Valley. Generally, the trek starts from Syabrubesi after a 5 to 6 hours drive from Kathmandu, then ascending the Langtang Valley following Langtang River bank via Bambo Lodge, Rimche, Lama Hotel, Ghode Tabela, Langtang Village and finally getting in amazing valley Kyanjin Gompa. Where you have wonderful mountain view scenery, Glaciers, Kyanjin Gompa itself, Yak Chesses factory, and many more. Then climb to the Kyanjin Ri (4,772m) for the trip destination, If you have the time it is worth visiting the Cherko Ri 4984 meters and Langshisa Kharka (4285). Then you will travel back to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu.
You need to know the Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty Level
The Langtang Valley Short Trek is a popular tea house trekking destination in Nepal, well-known for its spectacular natural beauty, amusing cultural heritage, and relatively moderate difficulty level trail. As the trail goes inside the Langtang National Park, you have a fantastic opportunity to experience the Himalayan wilderness without the extreme altitudes and technical challenges of some other treks in the region. It is suitable for first-time trekkers without previous trekking experience due to its easy access. However, you are recommended to do regular physical exercises like jogging, hiking, yoga, cardio exercise, and Zumba dance at least two or three months before departure. Defiantly, your good preparation with physical fitness, proper acclimatization, and proper trekking gear make your trip enjoyable.
Langtang Trek Best Season: When to Embark on Your Himalayan Adventure
There are two main seasons for the Langtang Trek; spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October, and November). These times are ideal weather conditions and spectacular scenery, the weather neither hot nor cold. However, it depends on your interest and holiday schedule, as Langtang Valley Short trek is easy to moderate trek level, Langtang Valley Short trek can be even during winter and monsoon. The trail doesn’t disturb the snowfall during winter and is good to walk in the monsoon too. Likewise, if you are looking for flower blooming time, then spring is the best time to cover the jungle with Rhododendron flowers and wonderful weather. Autumn is one of the best trekking seasons in the year with perfect weather with mountain views and enjoying the locals with various festivals like Dashain and Tihar/Dipawali.
Why is Langtang Valley Trek the Best Option in the Winter Season?
Langtang Valley trek is not from Kathmandu and is difficult because of its geographical structure. Mostly the trail follows the river bank of Langtang Khola (river) gradually gaining elevation through the cultural site and nature beauty. The Langtang Valley Short Trek is listed among the Top Seven best winter treks in Nepal, and it is suitable for the family with kids and for trekking beginners. There are not any high passes you have to cross and need to walk through the glacier, however, you will have experience of high lander glacier marine and test of adventure.
This trek can be a good choice throughout the winter period for those who are looking for amazing mountain views and people's unique culture in the shortest time, but you need to be well-prepared with warm clothes and trekking equipment. While trekking in December,January, and February first advantage you will escape the crowd of trekkers and enjoy the scenic winter wonderland, more choices of affordable accommodation, and photographic opportunities of flora and fauna in a quiet environment. Likewise, you have a chance to interact with locals and learn about their culture, customs, and beliefs.
Transportation during the Langtang Valley Short Trek
There are regular bus services available to the Syabrubesi with a 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu 122 Kilometers. The buses leave in the morning from six to eight o’clock from the new bus station at Gangabu, Balaju. If this is your first time in Nepal, it is sure that, the bus drive to Syabrubesi will be a lifetime experience for local people, The bus stops for lunch on the way and stops for the toilet break. For a comfortable drive, you may hire a private jeep to the Syabrubesi, this makes the journey comfortable and flexible to stop on the way without being crowded. The road is far better now with mostly blacktoped except for some landslide areas. It depends on your choice and requirements either hire a private Jeep or take the regular public bus with lifetime experience.
Trekking Permits for Langtang Valley Trek
Langtang Valley Trek goes through the Langtang National Park inhabited by many flora and fauna including the dangerous red pandas and Snow leopards. For the trip, you need two different permits, one from the National Park and are TIMS Card. The Langtang National Park Trekking Permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board's office in Kathmandu or directly at the entrance gate of the National Park at Dhunche with your name detail and NPR 3000. Likewise, the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card is obtained only through the Government Register Trekking Company with name details according to your passport details and one PP-size photo NPR. 2000 per person.