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*A great classic of Nepal, the Langtang trek, much less known than the Annapurna or Everest routes, has several advantages: a relative proximity to Kathmandu, varied landscapes and many possibilities of variants to adapt the program according to desires or conditions.

Throughout the route, there are lodges every two or three hours, which simplifies the organization and allows you to walk lightly. ##Day 1: From Kathmandu to Syabru besi The bus ride to the starting point is a challenge, given the state of the road.

Allow 6-7 hours to complete the 120 km.

Nevertheless, you can enjoy a beautiful landscape during the trip by car or on the side of mountains.

Buses leave Kathmandu early in the morning (between 6 and 8 a.m., count 500 npr -price March 2014). ##Day 2: From Syabru to Lama hotel ### 5-6h; D+: 1000 m From Syabru, follow the main road to the metal bridge leading to Syabru besi.

Before the bridge is a police station where you will have to register and present your TIMS card and entry permit to the national park.

Cross the bridge, and reach the village.

Shortly afterwards, we find a second bridge: do not cross it, but continue on the right bank on a good path that goes up the valley.

The next bridge crosses over to the left bank.

We cross several lodges on the way.

After Doman (1675 m), a steep path leads to a crossroads (it is here that you have to turn off to reach Tholo Syabru if you want to make the connection with the Gosainkund trek).

Turn left and continue along the stream.

We then pass near Bamboo lodge (1970 m), then we cross a new metal bridge.

The path then becomes steeper to Rimche (2450 m).

It is possible to spend the night at Ganesh view lodge, from where the view is unobstructed, but most hikers stop at Lama hotel 20 minutes away. ##Day 3: From Lama Hotel to Langtang ### 5-6h; D+: 1000 m From Lama Hotel, the trail continues to climb into the forest.

We cross the villages of Gumnachok, then Ghoratabela, before a police station where we have to register again.

The valley then becomes wider, and the forest gives way to shrubs.

The trail continues to climb steadily up to the village of Langtang (3430 m). ##Day 4: From Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa ### 3h30; D+: 450 m Short day allowing a smooth acclimatisation.

From Langtang, easily continue up the valley through the stupas.

The views are becoming more and more clear, reaching the crossroads of the valleys where the village of Kyanjin Gompa (3850 m) is located. ##Day 5: Hiking from Kyanjin Gompa It is customary to make at least one excursion from Kyanjin Gompa to enjoy the superb views of the Langtang peaks.

The most classic hike climbs without difficulty to [[waypoints/507611/fr/kyanjin-ri|Kyanjin Ri]] (4779 m, 3h), but it is also possible to reach [[waypoints/507609/fr/tsergo-ri|Tsergo Ri]] (4984 m).

If you do not want to make too much difference in altitude, you can also go up the main valley to the E, which allows you to enjoy the superb views of the Ganchenpo (?) (6387 m). ##Day 6: From Kyanjin Gompa to Syabru Besi ### 8-9h; D-: 2000 m The descent can be done in one (very) long day, even if you can take your time and split the trip in two at the Lama hotel. If you want to connect the Langtang trek with the Gosainkund trek, turn left above Doman (1680 m), and reach Thulo Syabru (2200 m). <br/><br/>_This Adventure has been shared under the [Creative Commons Share Alike](https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/) licence._