Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: Public Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse or Lodge
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Tserko Ri (5000m)

Highlights

  • Less crowded, off-the-beaten pathways
  • Explore the pristine “valley of Glaciers”
  • See mountains from the first day of the trek. The mountains include Yala Peak, Naya Kanaga, and several others.
  • You can do both camping and teahouses trekking in this region. This region is stunning fro camping.
  • Hike to Kyanjin Gompa, 3870 meters, the highest point in this trek in the valley
  • Explore the Tibetan Buddhist Culture
  • Walk through the diverse forests of oaks, bamboo, rhododendron and millions of other flora and fauna
  • Interact with the Tamang people, the survivors of Gorkha Earthquake 2015
  • Walk through Langtang National Park
  • Take a sip of special coffee at Kyanjin Gompa enjoying the stunning views around.
  • Learn about the cheese making process in the Cheese factory at Yak Kharka.
  • Explore Langtang Glacier

Description

Langtang Valley Trek is one of the short-distance trek nearest to Kathmandu valley. This trek is an exotic journey into the land of Glaciers in the Langtang valley. This is a less-crowded trek than other popular trekking trails in Nepal.

This short and moderate trek starts from Kathmandu and you will cover 19 miles. This trek takes you to the maximum height at Kyanjin Gompa at 3870 meters. Around 8 hours drive from Kathmandu, you will reach Syabrubeshi and start the actual trek on foot.

From the trailhead, you will walk across the stunning landscapes, exotic forests, and diverse vegetation. The yak pastures and alpine meadows on the trekking trail accompany you throughout the trek. Then you gradually walk to the re-built Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Gompa.

On proceeding further on the trek, you will walk through Langtang National Park. So you need to get Langtang National Park entry permit to enter this region. Additionally, you also need Local Area Permit for this trek. Along with the cost of permits, the cost of the Langtang Valley trek is USD 600. It includes the costs of guide and porters, food, accommodation, transportation, and so on.

You will walk through the local settlements of Tamang, Sherpa and Tibet-influenced people. You will know about their culture and religious practices. Also, you will also find a local teahouse for the food and comfortable lodging on many parts of the trekking trail. 

Plus, since the trek is a moderate grade, you can plan to do solo trekking as well. However, for safety and comfort, we recommend hiring a guide and porter for this trek.

We have 7 days itinerary for this trek which covers major highlights of the Langtang region. But if you want to spend more days on the trek, or plan to customize the trek, we are happy to re-design the tour for you. 

We can plan the Langtang, Gosaikunda and Helambu trek for you if you wish to spend long days in the region. Or, you can also join our Tamang Heritage trek to know more about the Socio-cultural life of Langtang region.

Contact us to share your preferences.

Itinerary

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This is the first day of your tour. You will take an early morning bus from Machhapokhari Bus Park Kathmandu to reach Syabrubeshi 1550 meter. It is the starting point of the trek. This 6-7 hours drive will allow you to catch a glimpse of the various local settlements and diverse landscapes of Nepal.

From Syabrubeshi, you will catch amazing views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Buddha peak, and other snow-covered peaks. Surrounded by amazing views and mountains, you will spend overnight at a teahouse in Syabrubeshi.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Syabrubeshi
  • Altitude: 1550m

This is the first day of the actual trek. You will enjoy the morning breakfast and then start the trek of the day. First, you will walk across the banks of the cascading Langtang river. And gradually ascend to Bamboo village.

You will find many teahouses there where you can take rest for some minutes. Then you will follow the river to walk across Langtang National Park. After a walk of around 6 hours, you will finally reach the Lama Hotel, 2380 meters for the overnight stay.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Lama Hotel
  • Altitude: 2380m

The next morning you will enjoy a warm and delicious breakfast at Lama Hotel and start the trek of the day. Today you will be walking for around 6-7 hours to reach to the final destination Langtang Valley at 3200 meters altitude.

On this day, you will walk across several pastures and diverse alpine meadows. On walking, you will first reach Ghoda Tabela. The place offers an amazing display of Langtang Lirung, 7227 meters. Also, you will get to see various mountains like Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kanga, and so on.

With such amazing views, you will walk through the typical Tamang villages of Chyamki and Thayngyapu. On walking, you will have an amazing time while interacting and exploring the lifestyles of the locals.

And you gradually walk to Langtang valley. This valley which faced massive destruction during the 2015 Gorkha earthquake has now restored its originality. And, the place is safe to stay and exploration. So, you will spend overnight at a teahouse in the valley.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Langtang Valley
  • Altitude: 3200m

On this day, you will be trekking for lesser hours than other days. After breakfast at Langtang Valley, you will ascend for 3-4 hours to Kyangjin Gompa 3870 meters, the final destination of the Langtang Valley trek.

You get to explore the ancient Buddhist monastery, several chortens, and Buddhist prayer flags.

After some rest at Kyangjin Gompa, you will walk to Kyangjin Ri. From there you will catch the spectacular views of Dorje Lapa, Langtang Ri, Ganja La, Yala Peak, and Langtang Lirung. Mountains surrounding you from all side! Such a momentous joy you will have on this day.

Plus, you can also walk to the Cheese factory and enjoy some fresh cheese and bakery items. You will have an amazing time interacting with the locals of the region and monasteries. After the whole day’s exploration, you will spend the night at a teahouse in Kyangjing Gompa.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Kyangjin Gompa
  • Altitude: 3870m

Having reached the final destination of the trek, you will now trace back the journey towards Lama Hotel. Bidding farewell to the ancient monasteries, chortens and the newly restored Langtang Valley, you will walk for 6-7 hours. After the whole day’s trek, you will get to rest at a teahouse in Lama Hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Lama Hotel
  • Altitude: 2380m

This is the final day of your sweaty walks on the Langtang region. After breakfast, you will walk back to Syabrubeshi. Traversing the footsteps back through the banks of Langtang river, you will reach Syabrubeshi in around 5 hours. You will spend overnight in the same village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse / Lodge
  • Place: Syabrubeshi
  • Altitude: 1550m

This is the final day of your week-long Langtang region exploration. After breakfast, you will catch a bus from Syabrubeshi bus park for Kathmandu. After waving farewell to the exotic and beautiful Langtang region, you will reach Kathmandu in 6-7 hours. And, with this, your trek comes to an end.

  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1320m

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop  
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Round Trip Local Bus Ticket (Kathmandu and Syabrubesi)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • All Trekking Permits (Langtang National Park Entry Fee and TIMS card)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
15 Dec, 2019 - 21 Dec, 2019AvailableUS$525
22 Dec, 2019 - 28 Dec, 2019AvailableUS$525
29 Dec, 2019 - 04 Jan, 2020AvailableUS$525

Useful Information

Best Time for Langtang Valley Trek

The months of September, October, and November is the peak time for the Langtang Valley trek. These months have the most pleasurable trekking experiences on offer. Every trekker walking to the Langtang region during this time get pleasurable trekking experience. Because the roads are dry, the temperature is moderate, and the surrounding views are crisp. 

You will get to meet the trekkers from different parts of the world while trekking during this time of the year.

Also, March, April, and May have similar climatic conditions and the moderate weather for the trek to Langtang region. This is the time of spring in Langtang region where the forests shine in the blossoms of rhododendron. You will notice the vegetations, flora, and fauna coming to life after the month’s long winter hibernation.

The winter and summer may bring some challenges in the trek. The rain may make the trail slippery and full of bugs and leeches. But you can trek with proper rain gears and sturdy boots. Whereas, winter may make the trekking trail cold and snow-filled. But with proper trekking gears and warm layers of clothing, you can do this trek.

So, with proper clothing and preparation, you can do this trek successfully all year round.

Difficulty During Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley trek is a moderate trek which demands around 5 days of walking along the vast terrains of the Langtang region. You will walk across several ascends and descends along the banks of Langtang river. On walking, you have to climb some steep ascends for such conditions your trekking poles come to help.

Plus, you do not have tough climbing on the trails, so you do not need prior training and special equipment for the trek. With the appropriate packing and physical along with mental stamina, this trek is doable.

Also, any type of trekkers- be it a novice or experienced, you can opt for this trek. The trails are well-marked with reliable route signs, so you’ll have a comfortable time walking. And there’s the least chance of missing the route.

Also, as you will ascend to the maximum height of 3870 meters, some may face the symptoms of altitude sickness. But it is not often like in other high altitude treks in Nepal. So, with less challenge and moderate trekking trails, the trek is possible by any type of trekkers at any time of the year.