Trekking in Langtang is definitely a unique experience in itself. Langtang Region is so different than the contemporary Annapurna Region and Everest Region. Langtang shares a common heritage with Tibet. Hence, trekking in the valley and zone provides enriched and multicultural experience.
Below, you will find a small blog sent to us by a traveler to trekked langtang and climbed Tsergo Ri. Hope you will find it useful.
After many trips around the worlds mountain ranges, I decided to travel to Nepal and explore the mighty Himalayas and the Nepali culture. As a mountaineer and hiker, Nepal was an obvious destination.
The beautiful mountains are surrounded by subtropical rain forests with an indescribable view. I was especially surprised by the hospitality of the local people and their generosity. Trekking in Langtang will always stay with me.
Since I wanted to explore the more remote areas of Nepal, I chose Langtang which is a national park situated in the Rasuwa District, north of Kathmandu. I decided to contact the travel agency Hiking Adventure Treks in order to arrange airport pick-up, accommodation in Thamel and a private jeep drive to Syabrubesi which was going to be the starting point of my trek.
The next day, after an eight hour drive, I finally reached Syabrubesi. I immediately started my journey and by the night I came to this incredible jungle along Langtang Khola; a river that runs thru the valley. I stopped there for the night at ”Bamboo Lodge” which was a beautiful house by the riverside. After spending the night in the jungle, I continued along the river, crossing many bridges and enjoying the magnificent views of the mountains around me.
Day 1: Arrival in Nepal. Pickup from airport and transfer to hotel. O/n at hotel.
I was overwhelmed to be welcomed by my guide on my arrival in Nepal. He also helped me with the gears further.
Day 2: Drive From Kathmandu To Syaphrubeshi (1,503 M) 7 Hrs Drive,O/N At Tea House.
We started our trekking journey on the second day of my arrival by driving to Syabrubesi. We stayed at a simple but neat tea house to rest for the day.
Day 3: Trek Syaphrubeshi – Lama Hotel (2,500m) 5 Hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House
Day 4: Trek Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3,430m) 6-7 Hrs, O/N At Tea House
Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa and explore around. O/n at a tea house.
Day 6: Climb Tsergo- Ri. O/n at a tea house.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa – Back Track To Ghoretabela. 4-5 Hrs Walk, O/N At Tea House
Day 8: Trek Back To Syabrubesi –6 Hours Hour Walk, O/N At Tea House
Day 9: Drive Back To Kathmandu -8 Hours Local Drive.
Day 10: Breakfast at hotel and airport drop as per schedule.
Well, the days passed so fast and I had to Leave Nepal. But I will surely be back.
I got up really early one morning. The air was cold and clear and the moonlight was the only thing that lighted up my trail. I wanted to make an attempt and take the Tsergo Ri peak (4980m). The weather conditions were great and when I reached the top, I was able to see all the other beautiful peaks around me. It took about two and a half hour from Kyanjin Gompa to reach the summit and about one and a half back.
I spent the rest of the day in Kyanjin Gompa and stayed at the same tea-house over the night before walking back to Langtang. After arriving in Langtang, I went to Rimche which is situated on the high slopes of the rain forest. The view from there was incredible. I was able to find a great accommodation and spent my night there. The next day I went back to Syabrubesi where I celebrated the end of my seven day trek.
Seven hours later I finally got to Langtang, a village lying under the mighty 7000m peak Langtang Lirung. In 2015 there was an earthquake that caused the destruction of the village. An enormous avalanche had hit Langtang and nearly 250 people were killed. It felt so special to be there and see how the ones who survived the catastrophe, still had the power to work and rebuild their village. I saw porters who brought heavy loads of wood up to Langtang and yet they carried a beautiful smile on their face. I really felt the need to do something and since the locals are in great need of tourism it was an obvious choice to stay in their tea-houses and enjoy their traditional meal ”Dal Bhat”.
In the morning, after my visit in Langtang, I walked to the village Kyanjin Gompa, which was the last destination of my journey. This place is very special and the surroundings are stunning. Here you can have the local yak cheese and other good meals. Trekking in Langtang is easier with nice rooms to stay, warm meals and good climate.
The valley of Langtang is really worth visiting and the trek up to Kyanjin Gompa is calm and easy with well marked trails and many tea houses to stay at.
I hope you enjoyed reading my experience of trekking in Langtang. It was great witnessing idiosyncratic culture and traditions of the people residing there along with the spectacular mountains.
Thank you for this time Nepal!
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