Read the first of a two part blog, about the incredible trek into the Langtang Valley, Nepal
Nepal has long been a destination of mystique and intrigue, commonly described as the last Shangri La, and rightfully so. Home to the earth’s highest peaks from iconic Mt Everest to the sacred Machapuchare (Fish Tail mountain) it is a country every trekker hopes to one day experience.
The majority of trekkers head to the popular hiking destinations of the Annapurna’s in the west of Nepal, or east to the Everest region, starting their journey in the bustling capital, Kathmandu. But I think they are missing out on one the most magical places in the Himalayas, the Langtang Valley!
As we gathered our belongings onto the jeep, the excitement too was mounting. Though I have had the privilege to trek in the Langtang Valley before, the beauty of this route never fails to impress. I also really enjoy being able to share this experience with other fellow trekkers, just another reason why I love what I do!
Finally we reach the small village of Syrabrubesi. It is the administrative centre for the Langtang Valley and also the beginning point of our trek. Tired from an exhilarating day on the road we retire to our guesthouse for the night, getting ready to begin our trek in the early hours of tomorrow.
Next Week: Part 2 of our Trekking in the Langtang Valley, where you will get to read firsthand about the awe inspiring trek from Syrabrubesi to Kiangin Gompa.
In the meantime you can find out more about our Trek to the Last Shangri La here.