The Langtang Valley, also known as the ‘Valley of Glaciers’, is totally dominated by Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,246m) and it offers verdant pine and bamboo forests, farmlands, swift mountain streams, rugged rock and snow-capped peaks, grassy lawn and meadows leading to the infamous Kyanjin Gompa. Lying north of Kathmandu and an incredible trekking destination, the Langtang Valley Trek, one of the pleasant walks in the Himalayas, traverses along dramatic ridges through villages inhabited by Tibetans, Tamangs and Sherpas. The trail passes through mountain grazing cattle on the rich alpine pastures under the watchful eyes of their herders. Throughout the way, spectacular mountain views of Dorji Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri, Gangchhenpo, Yala peak and Naya Kanga persuade to fascinate every trekker. For those wishing to board on a short trek from Kathmandu into the Himalayan wilderness that is influenced by Tibetan lifestyle, this will best suit their needs. Trekkers may extend their trekking trip to the famous and sacred Gosaikunda lakes, Ganja La Pass, Tserko Ri or Helambu which falls within the Langtang region. This trail gifts the visitors with a solitary and peaceful experience amidst the beautiful nature and off-the-beaten trails leading to sublime views and impressive landscapes.
Leaving Kathmandu Valley
Saturday, Feb 13
They say the Wild West is gone, but that is not so. It can be found in the foothills of the Himalaya, where the last organized settlements of humanity are set into the mountainsides and plateaus. In fact, the Wild West of America more than likely stole their raucous thunder from these kindly mountain people, who were living out that tale long before Columbus even reached those famous shores.
The Langtang Trek was perfect for us! We knew it would be: from the information from your website and from email communication with Sangita, we felt very prepared for the trip after meeting you on Day 1.
We had the best experience trekking up to Kyanjin Gompa, with excellent help from our wonderful guide Pradip and porter Prakas. I think we were extra lucky by being the only two people on this tour, as it became a private trip for us. Pradip was looking after our needs every step of the way, and always going beyond expectations in caring for us. The entire time we felt like a King & Queen! They even woke extra early for us to walk out for a sunrise view of the Himalayas near Kyanjin Ri and brought extra snacks along for us. We took this photo that morning:
We’re already considering what our next Nepal trek might be, and will be thinking of Himalayan Glacier Trekking for that too.
Paul & Anna