A GUIDE TO LANGTANG TREK A GUIDE TO LANGTANG TREK – Sali Trekking

A GUIDE TO LANGTANG TREK

Posted On:Thursday, January 30, 2020
Langtang Gosainkund Trek

LangtrangThe Langtang Valley Trek, sometimes called “the valley of the glaciers” is in close proximity to Kathmandu which makes it a an easily accessible hiking destination. As the nickname implies, there are many glaciers at a low altitude which can easily be explored. The name Langtang comes from an ancient legend wherein a Tibetan Lama was searching for his yak (in Tibetan lang) and following (in Tibetan tang) it found this amazing valley.

 

This trek gives you experience about the traditions and culture of the Tamang people who live in the region and how they share many of the same customs as the Tibetans. Trekking through a sub-tropical jungle, then a dense forest of oak, birch and pine, the valley opens out onto alpine meadows and yak pastures. The highlight in spring is beholding the splendor of these high meadows carpeted with a rich variety of alpine wildflowers and the forests in full bloom with rare tree orchids, wild primulas and colourful rhododendron.

 

How Long Is The Langtang Trek?

We recommend you allow 7 days for this trek from Kathmandu. It can be completed in as little as 5 nights without rushing. And it is suitable for beginners  to expert and family to group trekkers.

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How Difficult Is Langtang Trek?

The Langtang Valley is ranging from 1460 meters to 3800 meters. It’s like an easy to moderate level since it comprises many ups and downs along the trails. It would be best if you walked 6 to 7 hours a day. Trekking in Langtang is ideal for a reasonably fit individual and does not require prior trekking experience or practice.

When Is The Best Time To Do The Langtang Trek?

The best time to do this trek is mid-September to early December but this is also Nepal’s peak season.

Mid-February till the end of April is the second best time of year for trekking, this is at the end of the dry season.

December, January and February bring clear skies but it’s a lot colder. And snowfall can make it difficult.

June to Mid September is the least popular time because of the rain, and cloud.

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Where To Start The Langtang Trek

Langtang trek takes so close to Tibet, as the valley lies just south of that border.  Which will take about 7 hours driving to trekking starting place called Syabrubeshi from Kathmandu.

Langtang Trek Map & Itinerary

Day-1:Drive to Sybru Beshi (1462meters).

Day-2:Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5 hours.

Day-3:Trek to Langtang Village (3500meters) 5 hours.

Day-4:Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3800meters) 4 hours.

Day-5: Day hike to TserkoRi or Kynjin Ri.

Day-6:Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 6 hours.

Day-7:Trek to Syabru Beshi Down down down to Syabru beshi.

Day-8: Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu

The Mountains can be seen from Langtang Trek

langtangLangtang Lirung      7,234 m

Langtang Ri  7,205 m

Dorje Lakpa  6,966 m

Loenpo Gang           6,979 m

Changbu       6,781 m

Yansa Tsenji 6,690 m

Kyunga Ri      6,601 m

Dogpache     6,562 m

Langshisha Ri           6,427 m

Tips For Completing the Langtang Trek

  • You will need National park permit and TIMS, which will be ready before you arrive Nepal by Mountain world treks.

 

  • Pack as light as possible Even you are hiring porter but make sure you have everything for your trip, you may not able to buy any trekking gears up there. Before start trek you may leave your unnecessary stuff at Kathmandu hotel with free of cost.

 

  • Expect very basic accommodation – All the places they have Hot showers and basic needs. You may buy local sim card and all the places it will work to connect your loved one.

 

  • Accommodation need to be booked in advance during peak season due to limited availability. And your trekking agent Mountain world Treks will handle all this.

 

  • Bring along snacks and tits bits like trekking bars and sweets. You can buy up there in mountain but compare bit costly .

 

  • Do not get dehydrated. Dehydration can make the affects of altitude sickness worse so make sure drink plenty of water on every day of your trek.

 

  • Make sure you have travel insurance that includes being airlifted off a mountain. If you get severe altitude sickness you will need to be quickly airlifted down. Although the Langtang Trek is not as high as other treks, you may still feel the air is much thinner at higher elevation and there is always a possibility to get altitude sickness. You will likely have to pay a premium and a very high excess, but it’s better than needing to pay for the entire evacuation which can cost thousands.

 

  • If this is the first time you are trekking to this height, then take it slow and listen to your body. Give yourself time to adjust to the change in altitude and if you need to spend a extra night at a lower altitude in order to adjust then do so.

 

  • Involve your guide in the trek, ask them questions about their life as a guide and find out more about the incredible country of Nepal. Ask them to sit with you to eat, play cards and really get to know them. It will enhance your trek experience and if you’re lucky you’ll make a new friend.

 

  • Wear sunscreen – even when the temperature isn’t high the rays from the sun on the mountains are still very strong. Once you pass through the layers of forest you will be completely open to the elements and can very easily burn.

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