Langtang Valley Trek

Trekking and Walking

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  • Experience of a More than 10 Years
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

USD $ 1,099 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    13 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Kyanjin Gompa 3,900 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private and comfortable drive

  • Region/Type

    Langtang & Helambu Treks
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Overview

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.

Also referred to as the valley of glaciers, Langtang Valley lies to the north of Kathmandu and south of the Tibetan border surrounded by beautiful peaks of great appeal. 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.

Tall mountains, unique culture, and Langtang river on the trek route are few noticeable attractions of Langtang Valley. The maximum altitude you gain on this trip is 3,900 meters. Shisapangma or Gosaithan at an altitude of 8,027 m is the highest peak in this region across the border of Nepal & Tibet.

The course in Langtang valley trek and the famous site - Gosaikunda Lake is full of bio-diversity. Nevertheless, this has been one of the factors that allure travelers to reach this mother nature's most gifted destination.

We suggest you visit the Langtang valley post-monsoon as you encounter the entire valley filled with beautiful flowers and green vegetation. These wide varieties of blooming flowers make the views of the entire valley really eye-catching.

Hence, the region is also known as the treasure house of alpine plants. Apart from that, Langtang's trekking trails are covered mostly with the rhododendron and pine forest. If you visit during spring - you are likely to view many varieties of colorful blooming rhododendrons flowers.

The Langtang Region also stands out as very popular in the country, especially due to the hospitality by the residents shown here. This isolated region is mostly inhabited by Tamang locals whose religious practices, language, and dress are much similar to that of the Tibetan people. 

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

  • 15 Nights and 16 Days itinerary includes sightseeing of World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu
  • 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 
  • Observe different species of birds.
  • Terrific views of a snowy peak like Dorje Larpa, Langtang Ri & Langtang Lirung
  • Visit different monasteries & cheese factory.
  • Culture and traditions of Tamang’s & Tibetan lifestyle.
  • Fantastic ice faces and tumbling glaciers
  • Unique and interesting trekking route 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

🕑 30 mins

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

After arrival at the International airport at Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative from Himalayan trekkers and transfer to hotel. After having some rest there we will be discussing the trek details and necessary equipment that you need while trekking. We will organize a welcome dinner at the traditional Nepalese restaurant with fine meal in the evening and overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

On this particular day, we start our tour with an experienced guide and takes you to the several most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu, world heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the renowned and wonderful Swayambhunath which is also called 'Monkey Temple' and Buddhists shrine (Baudha Nath). In the daytime, there will be a pre-trip discussion about the trekking equipment and we will meet the trek leader as well. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3: Drive to Dhunche

🕑 7-8 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,966 m

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche camp provides a panoramic view of the Mountains, small community and villages, beautiful river gorges and waterfalls, fascinating impenetrable forests, scenic terraced fields, where local citizens are plowing the field and working. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth and afterward the trailheads along the gravel road. 

At the time of Monsoon, the trail is blocked due to the landslides. From Kathmandu, you take either a comfortable bus or a land cruiser. Overnight stay at tented camp or hotels.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 4: Trek to Syabru Gaun

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,100 m

On this particular day, we walk throughout the quiet and passive path which gives a beautiful sight of Mountains, small Tamang communities. Beginning from Dhunche would help for acclimatization instead of getting fast to Langtang. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. 

You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular; brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here you can enjoy the spectacular view of Langtang Lirung (7245 m), Tibetan Himal ranges, and so on.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 5: Trek to Lama hotel

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,380 m

On this day path, we move down along the edge then go down to the river valley throughout terraced meadows and fascinating forests, then the path climbs up slowly throughout the river valley giving the mouthwatering scenic beauty of a waterfall, dense forest to Lama Hotel. 

The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m). Afterward, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400 m) through Bamboo (1960 m) and at the end, your trail is level to the Lama Hotel.

En route, you could see red pandas, monkey, and bear if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provides the trekker supplies

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 6: Trek to Langtang Village

🕑 6-7 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,430 m

Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village through Ghore Tabela takes us approximately six hours. As you keep on mounting there are irregular views of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghore Tabela, the path appears from the forest. While trekking here, you can catch a sight of Monkeys and local birds. 

Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months.

There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the Langtang Village, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The settlements of Langtang and its neighboring villages are the flat-roofed Tibetan style, encircled by stone walls surrounded by fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Trek Lodge

Day 7: Trek to Kyanjin

🕑 4-5 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,900 m

Easily walking a couple of hours by enjoying the scenic beauty of mountains we will arrive at Kyangjin for Lunch. After having a delicious lunch we will ascend towards Kyangjin RI at the elevation of 4300 m. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive.

After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990 m), Langtang RI (6370 m), and Langtang Lirung (7245 m) and so on.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp/ Tea house

Day 8: Rest/free day

🕑 3-4 hrs

Max Altitude: 3,900 m

On this particular day, we take a brief rest at Kyangjin Gompa and explore around to see the scenic beauty. On this day you can visit the beautiful monastery and the cheese factory. You can also hike up the moraine to view the fantastic ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or climb Kyangjin RI (4350 m), straightly behind the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp/ Tea house

Day 9: Trek back to Lama hotel

🕑 8-9 hrs

Max Altitude: 2,980 m

On this day we walk to Lama Hotel from Kyangjin Gompa. From Kyangjin we repeat our path following the Langtang Khola to Langtang valley and on to the Ghore Tabela. We have our lunch at Ghore Tabela and start trek vertical fall to Lama Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp/ Tea house

Day 10: Trek back to Syabru Besi

🕑 5-6 hrs

Max Altitude: 1,600 m

On this particular day, we walk from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi through Sherpa Guan which takes approximately five hours. The upper part of the path is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountain and green hill views. 

This trail widens and remains sunny through the various Sherpa and Tamang communities. The first half of the path is a gradual descent to the Syabru Besi (1600 m). The main residents of this place are Tamang Community and they have espoused the Tibetan lifestyle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tented camp/ Tea house

Day 11: Drive back to Kathmandu

🕑 8-9 hrs drive

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

On this day you will return by enjoying the private drive to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu you can explore on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 12: Free / leisure day in Kathmandu (optional day)

🕑 2-3 Hrs

Max Altitude: 1,350 m

This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping. In the evening we will drive you for a farewell dinner with cultural dance. You will enjoy each and every moment with a team of Himalayan trekkers. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Accommodation: 3 star hotel in KTM

Day 13: Departure

🕑 30 mins

Our representative from Himalayan trekkers will take you from the hotel to the airport and on the way, we will discuss the experience of the trek and leave the airport after wishing to have a great journey.

Meals: Breakfast

Langtang Valley Trek Map

Includes

  • All ground transfers in a Private Vehicle 
  • 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Local first aid certified licensed English-speaking trekking guide
  • Guide and Porters
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff
  • Langtang National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Private vehicle transfer between Kathmandu and Syabru Besi
  • Sightseeing, Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances
  • All Government taxes or tourist service charges
  • Official expenses

Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Visa for Nepal 
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in Includes section

Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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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