Our Langtang valley trek begins with the drive along the Trisuli River north of Kathmandu, through Trisuli Bazaar; we reach Dhunche and then continue to Syabrubesi, a Sherpa village with farms and colourful people. Many villagers are originally from Tibet.
Our trail passes through Ghore Tabela and Langtang village en route to Kyangjin Gompa (3740m). The route crosses many rivers along a gorge and passes through oak and rhododendron forests. Higher up are the vast glacial moraines below the Langtang peak. After a visit to the Yala cheese factory, we can explore the small lakes beyond Yala, within half-a-day’s walk from Kyangjin Gompa. At the end of the valley there are wonderful views of the tremendous ice flutes of Gyangchempo. From here we return down the valley and head to Syabru village and climb up to Sing Gompa. Beyond here is the holy lake of Gosainkunda. We cross the Laurebina pass (4610m) and continue south, leaving the Langtang region and entering the Helambu valleys. The trail descends through warmer climes to Chisopani en route to Kathmandu.
Yatra Himalaya frequently visits this area; it is one of the most well-loved trekking routes in the country.