Posted in Travel & Places at 12:35 am by www.PHALANO.com

langtang.gifby Anuroop Manandhar

Moving up from Syabrubesi we had no plans where to stay at night. For many of us it was the first time. As we walked upstream of langtang river through the forests sometimes with steep stairs and falling trees a strange intoxication gripped me. Never had I imagined I would see such a place.

Real journey starts from Trishuli

Locals on the way to Langtang

As we walked on the trail, we met many foreigners and Nepalese with whom we would exchange namaste and smiles. The trail was just perfect. After every steep trek uphill there is a water stream to drink and at some places small shops to rest and refresh. We thought it was challenging to walk when we met professional potters for whom it is just a mundane job. But the trek is never boring.


The view keeps changing as we start to gain altitude. The route from Lama hotel to Ghoda Tabela was just fantastic. It feels like walking in the wood as described in fairy tales. From Ghoda Tabela to Langtang it was just another terrain, another view and another beauty. The Langtang river is beside us all the way up, and leaves us only when we are about to reach Kyangjen.

Buddhist encriptions on the way

Kyangjen was covered with snow. A thought occcured to me that though we live in the country of Himalayas, many nepalese haven’t touched the snow. We retured to Syabrubesi via Sherpa Gaon (village). The route from Rimche to Sherpa Gaon was just awesome. It is thrilling to walk on a small trail on a slope of a steep hill.

Beauty with it brings an obstacle. The culture, traditions and the place there is perfectly preserved and have not changed from the flow of time. But life for the locals is hard. Tourists who visit there are usually foreigners so many locals on the way thought that we are some govt. officials who came there to solve their problems like water and some thought we are citizenship distributing teams. One person even asked us if we were Nepathya, a musical band group (a few years back, the group was here in search of a song ‘Bhenda ko Oon Jasto…’). We say that literacy is low and schools do not have teachers. If we really want to see a new Nepal we have to develop from places like this. Many nepalese who haven’t seen it should visit.

An old man carrying plough to Langtang

I assure u it will show u a fantastic place and broaden your views . But the locals here never forget to share a smile with u. They have learnt a to live in hardships and accepted it with grace and still remain HAPPY.

Kids fetching water (right) and a local woman of Langtang

A suspension bridge and the trail leading to Langtang

Bridge crossing Langtang river on the way to Lama hotel

A trekker on the way to Langtang from Kyangjing

A mountain hut being made


Mt. Gyanchempo as seen from Kyangjen

Prayer flags and the Langtang river

Flags eroded from strong wind

Lama Hotel

Langtang range seen on the way to Lama hotel

Local women washing clothes in Langtang

The Langtang river seen from Ghoda Tabela

Way to the Kyanjgen Gompa

Way to Chilime hydro power

Trekkers on the way to Kyanjgen

Thulo Syabru

Tall trees on the way

Snow covered houses in Langtang


A kitchen in Sherpa Gaon

A group of Nepali trekking to Langtang

All pics by Anuroop Manandhar


  1. Elran/Israel said,

    August 18, 2007 at 6:56 am

    If there is a heaven and I believe there is. It must be Nepal.

  2. Yadav phuyal From Dubai UAE said,

    August 20, 2007 at 5:32 pm

    nepal is a most beautyful country in the world .Currently i am in Dubai i am missing my country. it is girt of god I love my country very very much. i belived in heaven and that heaven is my country nepal…………………. . i love Nepal so Much

    Yadav phuyal
    From Dubai U.A.E.

  3. raj kumar thapa said,

    August 30, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Realy fanastic photos of Rasuwa . me raj kumar thapa from poland i miss my country’s naturals sceneries.

  4. pratik, Mount pleasant, MI said,

    September 8, 2007 at 3:39 am

    simply breathtaking!!!!!!

    i salute u nature!!!!

    u hav poured so much beauty to nepal all dat is required is Goddess Saraswati needs to pour knowledge in nepalese’ minds (esp. political leaders) n Goddess Laxmi needs to pour more money to nepal.

  5. Rabindra/Sydney said,

    September 13, 2007 at 10:24 am

    I Thank U Rajesh Ji
    Keep it up

  6. Madina/Taiwan said,

    September 18, 2007 at 7:03 pm

    Wonderful! Paradise isnt far away from Kathmandu city…….. I will definately make a trip in future when I get home soon, great job and spectacular photos!

  7. trishulliiiiiiiiiiiii said,

    September 20, 2007 at 11:21 am

    really i love this to all pic,,wwwoooouuuuuuuu very nice thank raj bro ,,,,,,,,,,,,

    prabesh ,,,,

  8. Gyandeep,Auckland said,

    September 23, 2007 at 8:12 am

    Truely amazing!
    Thanks a lot for your effort to bring real nepal to the public.

  9. bikash sodari said,

    September 27, 2007 at 3:39 pm

    i can’t say about nepal.its a wonderful country. i love nepal.

  10. Kalikastan-5,rasuwa said,

    October 4, 2007 at 9:40 am

    thanks bro….for yours Good photo callation .well come to our district for visit.we love to our visitors………….

  11. ujwal /Sydney said,

    October 12, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    great shots and really good adventure. and what a place !

    nepalis need to discover their own country.

    I would definitely love to see other photos if you guys go to trek again.


  12. piyush ghimire,Sydney said,

    October 23, 2007 at 9:30 am

    hey guys great to see nepali natures beauty.Nepal is a world of its own.


    December 16, 2007 at 3:36 pm

    i like to langtang valley.one day i wiill go visit that place thank u rajesh bro .collection nice culture picture.

  14. subas ningleku/sydney said,

    December 17, 2007 at 6:18 am

    you have created the beauty of Nature through your Camera is like the heaven. This is my first time i have ever seen this beautiful pictures through my real eyes. You made me realise how nature attract the human being towards its beauty.many,many thanks for your creation.

  15. ANNU/SINGAPORE said,

    December 19, 2007 at 8:20 am



  16. Sudarshan Bhandari Saitama, Japan said,

    January 9, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Wonderful pictures. It reminded my field trip with my American professor in 2006. But i found nothing about Langtang glacier which is the most important part of the trekking.

    Sudarshan Bhandari

  17. Rajkot said,

    January 15, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Wonderful, people, place, its amazing to watch such photograph.

  18. shiva gurung said,

    January 17, 2008 at 5:02 am

    It’s very nice pc I love to see more and more pc near future.

  19. Nipendra Maharjan/ USA said,

    February 1, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    It is really amaging to see the pictures like this i feel jelious with you

  20. krish_aakriti said,

    February 17, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    hi rverdy i am very proud of you gyes so who realy keep and chatch this plase very very nice this all of picture
    it;s nice picture so i like all plase who catch this i am very proud off you who relay keep here

  21. Jade said,

    February 24, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    nv reli grew up in nepal but now i see my evrione is so in love with nepal.. its a world of its own i see it all in ur great fotos..my only connection from singapore to nepal..great job!

  22. Jiwan sapkota / biratnagar said,

    March 7, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Really attractive

  23. Arjun Paudel Bangalore said,

    March 12, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Kati runcha yo man auru lai ka tha
    tada huda aphno janmabhumi sanga
    dada kada pahad ko yad lay sata wo cha
    Nepal mai chu ke bhani bhan huncha
    Pabithra chalo chodi ma yaha yaya
    samjhi eaudha the chad ankha bata tear jhara
    shubha kamana cha tamli
    maro bhawana jibit rakhau
    Ma tada huna lai pani aaphno bana you
    Nepali matha ka cha dhari mama
    Tasaila tha pathai you sano lakha

    Hai i am glade to see the picture Thanks keep it up. It help the people to know about the place &the habitation which inspire.


  24. Eva / Spain said,

    March 17, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Wooow! Really lovely post. I spent 2 month in Nepal some years ago and I also travel to Lantang (I trekked from Trishuli to Kyanjgen Gompa, but bad weather didn’t allow me to arrive to Langtang). Thanks for make me think about it again! Regards from Spain.

  25. manish_sapkota2000@yahoo.com / sydney Aus said,

    March 19, 2008 at 6:27 am

    really really Nice picture
    i miss all those things in this place .Those picture recall my life while iam in nepal. We all know that nepal is second haven …………………..
    i am nepali
    i love nepal………….
    i wish for neverlasting peace…..


    May 30, 2008 at 12:43 am


  27. Nirmal Thapa, Kathmandu Nepal said,

    June 23, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks to the team of Phalano.com for your contribution to bust up the tourism industry of Nepal. it has helped to show the Nepali culture to the world. Thanks a lot and Keep it up. i wish all the very best.

  28. Yogendra Jung Basnet said,

    June 23, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    increatable job thanks falano keep up good job all the picture are good feature the light in the kitchen in sherpa gaun really impress me it would be nice if you could use all the aviable light in proper way .thanks from italy

  29. Anuroop Manandhar, Kathmandu said,

    June 30, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks everyone for their lovely comments… it’s been long time since I visited langtang but I am happy to see that the pictures are still appreciated.. thank you all

Leave a Feedback