Langtang Valley Trek
Nepal is a virtual Mecca for backpackers from every corner of the planet. And Langtang valley trek makes up for what you may have missed. The isolated and tranquil trails blend into the glorious holy Gosainkund Lake and you don’t have to be bothered about the perils of altitude sickness, because on this trek, the elevations are something you could cope with at a pace that suits you. This is a model trek to Langtang valley which is followed by clambering up the Laurebina La pass which gives us jaw-dropping views right across the Tibetan plateau right into Tibet…this trail is not too frequented and we reckon you’d love it this way Trek to Langtang valley brings you closer to nature than you would ever expect.
Langtang is close-up to the ancient capital of Kathmandu which is just north of the Tibetan border and ironically, despite its proximity with the valley, few trekkers tend to hike its trails; fortunately, Langtang and its natural beauty would have never been known had it not been for Bill Tilman, the famous British Himalayan explorer and mountaineer, who termed Langtang as "one of the world’s most beautiful valleys". The trek passes our mountain journey takes us into lush forests that is also home to merry birds and endangered animals like the red panda, the Himalayan black bear and musk deer; and as we hike the heights we pass through alpine growth with lovely views through gaps in the pine trees of the Langtang and Ganesh mountains. As we begin to reach the higher realms of Langtang, we come by Gosainkunda with more lush alpine forests till we clamber up the Laurebina La pass festooned with Buddhist prayer flags fluttering in the wind and seemingly whispering odes of prayers to the gods for the departed souls and from our lodge at Kyangin Gompa we see the stunning glaciated valley ringed in by massive peaks before we drop down into the tranquil Helambu valley where we get wonder views as our eyes travel north of the Himalayas and south towards the forested hillocks that form a protected ring around the old, old capital of the kathmandu valley…
Its hardly a few days from Syabru Besi before we reach the higher parts of the Langtang valley after some grueling hiking where Mountain Sherpa Trekking has shaped your itinerary in such a way that it gives you time to take a breather and relish some of the most beautiful day walks within the vicinity of Lanshisa Kharka, a great encounter with nature at its original best. Down this part of the fence in Langtang we experience breathtaking views into Tibet and bump into Hindu pilgrims’ probably returning back from the sacred lakes of Gosainkund. This particular area of the Langtang region is truly famous for its wild rhododendrons that litter the hillsides in spring and the scenic landscapes warm our hearts with some emotional ridge hikes, the best we’d ever experience.
Our journey in the sublime wild wraps up with our descending to Kutumsang as we drop further down to chisopani and Sundarijal before we head back to the kathmandu valley after ‘Langtang valley trekking’’ with nostalgic memories of a special holiday that leaves us figuring out when we would like to come back again!!!