Langtang Valley trek is a beautiful valley that lies north of Kathmandu close to Tibetan-border. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. Langtang valley trekking offers an opportunity to explore ethnic villages belonging to Tamang and Sherpa community, climb small peaks at low elevations and visit glaciers.
Trekking to Langtang valley begins with overland drive from Kathmandu along Trishuli river up to Syabrubensi, a large Tamang settlement. The next day morning the trek begins passing through fir and rhododendron forests, river gorge, local villages, Yak cheese factory and ultimately reaching the most beautifulLangtang valley. From this valley, you can view a panoramic sight of the Langtang range of mountain in a clear weather. The highlight of this trekking is to explore the Langtang Valley, Kyangin Gompa and the Lirung Glacier. You can also climb the Langshisa Peak and visit Lake Gosainkunda, which is nearby.
Langtang valley trekking is not much difficult although very fewer tourists trek to the valley. Apart from the spectacular mountain scenery, it also provides an opportunity to explore the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Tamang people, whose craftsmanship, language, dress and houses bear uniqueness. TheLangtang Valley trekking route goes through traditional, ethnic villages and untouched forests on the way to the peaks of Langtang-Lirung.
Reaching Kyanjin Gompa, a village lying on 3830 m you can spend a day relaxing and enjoying the scenery or go climbing a small peak with views of the entire Langtang Lirung embracing the glacier. Whilst retracing your steps past water-driven mills and prayer wheels to Syabru Khola you will return to Sybrubensi and next day morning you will catch a transport and drive back to Kathmandu.