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The Lama Hotel is a popular rest station on the Langtang Valley hiking route. There is some confusion around this hamlet because the name indicates it is a single hotel, however, the Lama Hotel village is actually more than one structure. It's centrally placed between Syabrubesi and Langtang Village, making it ideal for the beginning and last nights of the journey. Everything you need to know about Lama Hotel is right here.
A Brief History of the Lama Hotel in Nepal
The Lama Hotel does not have a long history. Around 30-35 years ago (in the 1980s), the town was built virtually completely for tourism. The majority of the hotel owners are from Langtang Village, which is one stop farther along the walking circuit. Locals flock here during peak seasons to open teahouses and then return to Langtang village during the off-season. Because this location is in Langtang National Park, they officially do not control the government-owned structures.
Guide to the Lama Hotel Village
Finest Time of Year to Visit Lama Hotel: For the ideal weather and clear sky, the locals suggest October and November are the best months to visit, however, it is a little chilly. The second best time to visit is in March and April when the lovely flowers are in bloom, notably the national flower, the rhododendron.
Teahouses at the Lama Hotel
Electricity: There is power, and if there is enough solar power, you can charge a phone or anything for free.
Toilet Situation: There was a common western toilet on the top level of the building. There was a squat toilet on the ground level, but you had to step outside for a few seconds to get to it.
Shower: A hot gas shower costs 250 rupees (approximately $2.50 USD).
WIFI: There is currently no wifi available in the neighborhood.
Location: Lama Hotel is situated within Langtang National Park. It is located to the north of Kathmandu and to the south of the Langtang mountain range and Tibet. The little settlement is located on the banks of the Langtang River.
How to get to Lama Hotel?
The Lama Hotel is a one-day walk from the nearest major highway, which takes you to Syabrubesi. This settlement is only accessible by foot. There is no road leading here.
Foreigners must acquire a 3,000 rupee ($26 USD) admission permit to enter Langtang National Park. The permit may be purchased at the Nepal Tourism Board headquarters in Kathmandu.
NTC or Ncell service: No cell service is available in the region.
Activities to do at Lama Hotel: Because the neighborhood was constructed particularly to provide guests with a place to sleep, there aren't many things to do in Lama Hotel.
The trek here is lengthy and exhausting, so most people just stay by the river in the evenings to rest, read a book, or play cards by the fire.
Yak Milk Products in the Lama Hotel – In Kyanjin, there is a yak cheese factory, and the cheese produced it is well-known. You may sample Kyanjin yak cheese, yak milk, and yak curd with all the yaks in the neighborhood (yogurt).
Interesting Drinks - Sea buckthorn juice is prepared from a berry-like indigenous fruit and is high in vitamin C. Himalayan flower tea, produced from native dried flowers, is accessible in some areas. Butter tea is a salty Tibetan drink that is helpful for warming you up in the cold.
Local Dishes- Tingmo is a steamed dough that has been knotted into a knot. It's reminiscent of Italian garlic knots. They are accompanied by a local curry. Many people enjoy dipping them into the curry to absorb the taste.