Langtang Valley Trek

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Trip Info

  • Duration

    11 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Tsergo Ri 5000 M m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Drive

  • Region/Type

    Langtang & Helambu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Langtang Valley Trek is a short and moderate level trekking journey that runs through the beautiful Langtang Region. It is also one of the most favorite and classic trekking journeys alongside the Everest and Annapurna region’s treks. But when compared to those well-known competitors, it is still something of a hidden gem.

The Langtang Valley is also conveniently located just a few kilometers north of Kathmandu and south of the Tibetan border surrounded by beautiful peaks of great appeal. The valley is also referred to as the valley of glaciers with some magnificent mountains in its surroundings; Langtang Lirung (7,246 m) lies to the north, Gang Chhenpo (6,388 m) & Naya Kanga Ri (5,846 m) lies to the south and Dorjee Lakpa (6,966 m) at the east. 

Langtang Valley Trek offers stunning landscape views of two major Himalayan series - Langtang, and Ganesh Himal along with diverse flora and fauna & miscellaneous culture of diverse indigenous groups. You will encounter indigenous Tamang and Sherpa communities when you come across numerous ethnic villages en route. These welcoming villagers will enthusiastically expose you to their culture, which is heavily influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, which thrives here in the Himalayas.

Our 11-day Langtang Valley Trek’s pathways start from Syabrubesi which is a day-long drive from the capital and take you through a surreal world of mountains, glaciers, forests, and rivers. A week-long trek in the Langtang National Park through the lush forests, tropical lowland jungles, and cold high altitude glaciers offer you spectacular views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Kimshung (6781m), and Langshisha Ri (6370m) in Kyangjin Gompa. Also, there are chances of observing elusive wildlife such as musk deer, Himalayan tahr, or red panda wandering through the dense woodland cover of the national park. As we go from the tropical lowlands to the alpine heights of the Langtang Valley, keen-eyed hikers may even spot indications of the extremely rare snow leopard.

As a whole, the Langtang Valley Trek is a short, classic, and lesser-known trail that is ideal for those looking for a true Himalayan trip in a short length of time, that gives a taste of Nepalese trekking and is non-crowded even during the peak trekking season.  

Note: Our itinerary includes a side trek to the Kyanjin Ri (4773)/ Tserko Ri (5450m)/ Langshisa Kharka (4100m) on the 7th day which makes the highlight of this trip. As per the day’s weather conditions, trekkers’ interests, and conditions, we could make one of these three viewpoints that day’s destination. 

Out of these three, Kyanjin Ri is the most popular, Langshisha Kharka is the easiest, and Tserko Ri is the least popular and most difficult one. Popular or not, difficult or not, all these three wilderness side treks equally provide 360-degree views of the Himalayas, Kyanjin Village, numerous glaciers, yak pasture, and a wide bank of the Langtang River.

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

  • Experience the difference between the busy city and once isolated region from this Langtang Valley Trek
  • Trek through the wilderness of the Langtang region with the subtropical jungle to alpine Rhododendron forest
  • Trekking experience in the Valley of Glaciers aka Langtang Valley
  • Deep gorges & rivers as well as terraced meadows 
  • Walk through the lush green forest filled with Rhododendron and other wildflowers 
  • Chance to spot some endangered wildlife species such as Red Panda, Langur Monkeys, etc. 
  • Marvelous views of snowy peaks like Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri & Langtang Lirung
  • Visit different monasteries & a yak cheese factory
  • Unique Culture and traditions of Tamang  & Tibetan

Difficulty Level of Langtang Valley Trek 

Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate trekking journey that requires 6-7 hours of average walks per day for 8-9 days. This trekking does not require any previous experience and any age can complete the journey successfully if they are physically and mentally prepared. 

This trek is easier than Nepal's other well-known treks, such as the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Trek, or EBC Trek. There are no complicated trails and the trail only includes hiking uphills and downhills along a tough trail across narrow and high mountains. There are numerous teahouses and lodges along the trail, providing easy access to lodging and food. This hike necessitates ordinary physical fitness and a desire to see new locations. It is critical to exercise consistently prior to your expedition to make it easier. You can also go for a day hike that includes some uphill and downhill climbing. It will prepare you for the trekking trail's varied course.

The most common challenge that trekkers confront during a high-altitude journey is altitude sickness. It can happen to anyone, regardless of their age or physical condition. Despite the fact that the Langtang trip does not reach the same severe altitude as the Everest climb, altitude sickness can still occur. If you notice any of the symptoms such as a headache, Nausea, vomiting, Shortness of breath, Dizziness, Loss of appetite, Heart rate increment, Difficulty in sleeping, etc., you are suggested to inform your group and guide immediately. 

Unpredictable weather and temperature conditions add to the difficulty of the Langtang Trek. The weather and climate in the Langtang region change with the seasons. You are recommended to learn about the destination’s weather conditions before your journey so that you can get the best experience. 

However, the mountainous region is not always predictable and you might face sudden challenges despite good preparations. 

Best time to do Langtang Trek 

Trekking in the Langtang Valley is possible all 4 seasons. The valley takes on distinct flavors depending on the season. However, the most popular times to visit the Langtang region are in the spring (March to May), right after the freezing winter, and in the autumn (September to November), right after the rainy monsoon.

The pre-monsoon and the post-winter season- spring offers longer and warmer days with clear skies and wonderful scenery perfect for the Himalayan trekking trips. The Langtang region in the spring season is filled with a colorful mix of pink, red, and white rhododendron forests. The greenery once again thrives after the dry cold winter. The trails mostly at the higher altitude can be seen surrounded by the aromatic wildflowers. 

The most perfect time to explore the Langtang region is during the autumn months. Your walk is accompanied by the beautiful blue sky, breathe fresh air, and clear mountain views. The mild and consistent weather, the festive season, the outrageous vistas, and the trails in their best condition during the fall makes your Langtang Trekking journey super perfect. Being the peak season, the solo trekkers will encounter a large number of trekkers on the trail.

Winter is characterized by cold and harsh weather, particularly at higher elevations but it is not impossible to do the Langtang trek. Walking could be difficult due to the thick snow on the trails and the cold weather, so trekkers must come well-prepared for this season. The sky, on the other hand, is clear and rewards spectacular views of the valleys, rivers, and surely the Himalayas covered in fresh thick snow. 

The monsoon season is the least pleasant for trekking in Langtang. The weather is quite unpredictable. The rain brings dampness and slickness to the trails. Insects or leeches may keep disturbing you. The intense fog can sometimes obscure vision. Other than that, you'll get to admire the rain-washed surroundings and the clearest views of the mountainscape following the rain.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu Airport, you will be greeted by one of the representatives from Himalayan Trekkers and then escort to the designated hotel. You can then rest or stroll around the surrounding streets before we head to Boudhanath Stupa. It is the biggest stupa built in Chaitya/Stupa style in the country which represents Tibetan & Local Nepalese Buddhism. It is one of the most loved destinations by both international and local visitors for its peaceful aura and religious significance.

Then we will drive to Pashupatinath Temple which is just a 15-minute drive from the stupa to join the aarti ceremony that takes place every evening. Pashupatinath is one of the most significant Hindu sites in the world which is devoted to Lord Shiva. Non-Hindus are not allowed to enter the main temple but can explore the surroundings. You can also witness the open cremation ceremony on the bank of the Bagmati River opposite the aarti ceremony. 

After exploring these two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we will return to Thamel and stroll around the streets and get a glimpse of the area.

Note:These visits are only possible if your arrival is before the afternoon.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 2: Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 1350 M

After your breakfast, we will begin the full-day Kathmandu exploration. We will explore the remaining world heritage sites other than those that were visited on the previous day (if). If not, we will explore those landmarks and others such as Swayambhunath Temple which is widely famous as the monkey temple because the number of monkeys you see here could be your first time seeing this amount of these creatures. The temple has a history interrelated to the birth of the Kathmandu valley. The top of the hill where the white dome of Swoyambhu is located offers fantastic views of the valley and surrounding mountains. 

We will then visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and explore the surroundings. Bhaktapur is an ancient Newari town that is also called the city of devotees. The durbar square complex and its surroundings are the major attractions of this town. And some of the highlights of the durbar square are Nyatapola Temple, Golden Gate, 55 window palace, etc. There is a lot to explore in Bhaktapur. 

Then we will drive to Patan and explore Patan Durbar Square. It is also an ancient Newari town known for its arts and architecture. The ancient houses and the complexes, buildings, temples, and statues in the durbar square really show wonderful craftsmanship. Pottery is also famous here. Krishna Mandir, Patan Museum, etc. are the most notable sites here. 

Later in the afternoon, we leave Patan and drive back to Kathmandu and explore the Kathmandu Durbar Square. Once a royal palace is now a museum. This place is also called Hanumandhoka as you can see the statue of Hanuman, a god that resembles a monkey here. The complex also houses Kumari Ghar, the residence of the only Living Goddess, Kumari, and Kasthamandap, a temple built with a single tree’s wood. 

After sightseeing, we can take a stroll around the freak street, the hub of hippies in the 90s. Then, we will take a walk to Newroad market, Indrahowk market, Ason market, and finally enter the Thamel market. 

Later this day, we will have a short briefing session regarding this Langtang Valley Trek journey and you might buy your personal gear on the Thamel market. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

🕑 7/8 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 1550 M

Day 3 starts with an early morning breakfast so that we can leave early to avoid the traffic. We will leave Kathmandu behind and start the Langtang journey with a long scenic drive to a place called Syabrubesi in the Rasuwa district. As soon as we leave the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, we can smell the fresh air and enjoy Nepal's beautiful scenery. We drive along the beautiful Trishuli River with the magnificent Himalayan views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang ranges. 

After 3-4 hours of drive with short breaks in between, we will reach Trishuli Bazaar in the Nuwakot district where we will have a quick lunch break. Then, our drive turns right from the Bazaar to Dhunche town before we reach today’s destination, Syabrubesi. We will check in to our accommodation, rest, explore the surroundings if time permits, eat our dinner, and have a goodnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2470 M

Finally the main theme of this journey, trekking begins starting today. We will have our breakfast, grab our belongings, and start to walk via the ridge on Syabrubesi’s main road. Soon after starting, we reach the Ghopcha Khola River and pass by terraced fields and dense forests with a variety of plant species like oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo. If we are lucky enough for the day, we might also spot some endangered species such as the red panda others such as yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkey, and Himalayan black bear en route. 

We will continue ascending steeply along the trail, come across a steel suspension bridge at 2000 m and cross to the north bank of the Langtang Khola and arrive at Lama Hotel. Lama Hotel isn't one hotel, but a collection of lodges and homes and our destination for the night. After we reach there, we will settle in at one of the best local lodges there for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Trek to Langtang Village

🕑 6/7Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3500 M

Today after breakfast, we will start early and trek alongside the river through a rich and lush environment. We get a view of beautiful Langtang Lirung and others. Then the trail goes across a log bridge and onto the meadows of Ghoda Tabela at 3000m. From here, the trail goes through the dense forest where here, you can catch a sight of Langur Monkeys and some unique local birds. Once, there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post/checkpoint where you will be registered though it has no permanent inhabitants. The route then ascends gently and reaches a wide valley where few temporary settlements can be seen. 

We then continue and pass by a few traditional chortens, water mills, Mani Walls, and Prayer Wheels before arriving at Langtang Village. Langtang Village is a large scenic settlement of mostly Tamang people who follow Buddhism with flat-roofed Tibetan-style houses, encircled by stone walls surrounded by fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley. We will explore the village surroundings and might also have some interesting interactions with the locals. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa

🕑 3 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 3800 M

After breakfast, we'll set out for Kyangjin Gompa, the region's most important monastery. We pass religious mounds of rocks with inscriptions etched on them, as well as water mills, prayer wheels, and chortens. We also walk through Nepal's largest mani wall, which is constructed of stone and has prayers written on it. We will spend the rest of the afternoon following the short climb exploring the Tibetan Buddhist shrine in Kyangjin Gompa and the surrounding environs, which provide us with breathtaking views of the mountains such as Dorje Larpa (6990 m), Langtang RI (6370 m), and Langtang Lirung (7245 m). We will also visit the cheese factory there and observe the procedure of making it. We dine in and call it our day. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Hike to Tserko Ri (5000m)/ Langshisa Kharka (4100m)

🕑 Full Day

Max Altitude: 3800 M

We wake up with amazing scenery of mighty peaks and glaciers. We then head to the monastery to observe the Buddhist monks’ enchanting morning prayers and pilgrims praying. We return to our lodge, eat our breakfast, and prepare for the day. We either hike to Langshisa Kharka (4100 meters) or Tserko Ri (5450 meters) depending on the weather and your interests. Both places provide close-up views of the surrounding peaks, including Yala Peak, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Naya Kanga, and Langshisha Ri Peak. However, the path to Langshisha Kharka is less difficult than Tserko Ri.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 8: Trek back to Lama Hotel

🕑 7/8 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2470 M

As we say our goodbyes to the vibrant Buddhist village of Kyanjin Gompa, we will be hiking all the way back to Lama Hotel today. As we descend, we will pass by familiar yak herding towns and open alpine grasslands. After lunch at Ghoda Table, we will take some time to see any sights in Langtang village that we might have missed, such as the earthquake memorial, before setting out on the path to Lama Hotel. 

We will check into the teahouse and unpack our hefty backpacks. Then it's time to relax and take in the scenery of pines and rhododendrons wafting in the mountain breeze as residents go about their daily routines.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 9: Trek back to Syabru Besi

🕑 5/6 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 1550 M

We will start our walk back to Syabrubesi after breakfast this morning. Our routes return to Syabrubesi descending through pine forest and through Bamboo and Ramche before crossing the Bhote Khola River. Today’s trek will be easier than the previous days as it mostly involves descending. 
Once we check-in we will have a rest and in the evening, we sit together for dinner where we all will share experiences. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 10: Drive Back to Kathmandu

🕑 7/8 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 1350 M

After our breakfast, we leave the Langtang Region via road to get back to Kathmandu. We will return along the same gorgeous road we took a week ago to get her. 
You will then check into the hotel when we reach the city and can get some well-deserved rest and leisure. This evening, spend some time exploring the city's bustling Thamel neighborhood's tourist markets. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Standard Hotel in KTM

Day 11: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Airport

This is how our amazing Langtang Valley Trek ends. Today after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport 3 hours prior to your scheduled flight. If you have some leisure time before your flight, you can make the last Thamel stroll and buy get some souvenirs to take back home.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Airport Transfer on Private Vehicle
  • Twin/Double Sharing Accommodations at 3* Standard Category  Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu as per itinerary
  • All Ground transfers as per Itinerary
  • English-speaking Trekking Guide and required number of Porters as per group Size
  • Heritage/Monuments Entrance Fees as per Given in the Itinerary
  • Kathmandu - Syabrubesi - Kathmandu Private Transfer ( Depending on Group Size and Interest of Travelers)
  • Twin/Double Sharing Guest House/Tea House Accommodations during the Trek as per itinerary given
  • Meals - Breakfast Lunch & Dinner During the Trek
  • Langtang National Park, TIMS Fees
  • Wages, Medical, Travel Insurance, Salary, Meals/Accommodation, Equipment for Guide, Porter, and Supportive Crew
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • All Applicable Taxes

 

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fee ( Can be Obtain Upon Arrival at Airport/Border)
  • International Airfare and taxes to/from Kathmandu
  • Meals - Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Your Travel insurance 
  • Any kinds of Beverages
  • Personal Expenses and Extra Trip/Services which are not included in the services
  • Personal Trekking Clothing/Gears
  • Tipping/Gratitudes 
  • Expenses that are caused by unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, natural disasters, political issues, personal illness, etc. 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Includes section

 

This Langtang Valley Trek package of Himalayan Trekkers includes all the accommodations during your stay in Kathmandu and throughout the trek. In Kathmandu, you are provided 3* Standard category accommodations in a prime location, They are on a twin sharing/double sharing basis. However, if you prefer luxurious choices or upgrade the services, you can also get them at an additional cost. 

We will stay at the local teahouses for the 7 days in the Langtang Region as per this itinerary. The teahouses and lodges are of great quality with excellent service in the lower Langtang. But it can get very basic with other modest amenities at the higher elevations. The rooms are on a twin/double sharing basis with sharing dining and washrooms. You can get the single supplementary during the off-seasons at an extra price. 

Meals During Langtang Trek 

During your Langtang Valley Trek, you will be passing by a number of teahouses that provide a choice of lodging and dining options. They offer wholesome meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that caters to the trekkers' vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices. The cuisines may range from spaghetti to the Nepali staple menu, Daal Bhat which simply is rice and lentil soup with some veggies or vegetable curry. 

Himalayan Trekkers make sure that the teahouses or the lodges where you will be dining in provide fresh and healthy food. 

Note: We have not included lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu in the package because you will have plenty of choices from a vast variety of cuisines and restaurants/cafes/pubs accessible in the cities. But, we can recommend some of the bests that match your preferences

 

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Reviews

Kanee

Czech Republic

Thanks to the professional service by Raj and his staff me and my mom had a great experience trekking to Langtang Valley and a great city day tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. Our guide Pradeep was very knowledgeable (history, people, sights, general background which I really appreciated), but also caring and easygoing. 

I had the full service arranged by Himalayan trekkers (guide, porter, transport, permits) and can recommend them without any hesitation. Even my biggest fear (drive to Syapru Bensi) went smooth - our car was good, relatively new, comfortable, and the driver very careful and safe. I will come for manaslu again, 5 star service and thanks once again.

Senthil

India

I had a wonderful experience with Himalayan Trekkers on my Langtang valley trek last week. Langtang itself is very amazing. From the time I reached the airport and back, everything was taken care by Managing Director Raj and guide Shanta. When I contacted them, the response was specific to my queries. 

They made my experience wonderful by explaining what to expect on each day, ensuring I am comfortable with the stay and food at every stop, allowing me to trek at my own pace, and was always there to guide or help when I had struggled. Overall, I thank you Raj, Shanta and Himalayan Trekkers Team! Hope to do more treks with you guys!

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