Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1420 m)Syabrubesi which is about 180 kms from Kathmandu by road is the best known starting point of the Langtang Valley trek. Buses to Syabrubesi leave early in the morning from Kathmandu’s Machhapokhare bus stand which is about 2 kms from Thamel. There are several operators plying on this route but you may have to book in advance in the peak season of Sep-Nov. Bus fare is around 660 NPR and the ride to Syabrubesi is a rickety one. If starting before 7 am, one can only expect to reach Syabrubesi around 3:30 pm. The bus stops at Dhunche before Syabru for the national park permit. You need to have your TIMS card ready and pay for the permit here. Syabrubensi has a lot of staying options and some trekking gear shops in case you forget something before the trek. I was able to get a sharing room for 200 NPR for a night.The village has a nice feel to it with the Bhote koshi river flowing along and a hot water spring along the banks of the river. There is electricity available but not too reliable.