Langtang Valley Trek

Around most picturesque and scenic areas of Central Himalaya at Langtang valley

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: Minimum 2-10
  • Min Age: +10
  • Trip Type: Lodge Trekking
  • Max Elevation: 3,910m | 12,828ft.

Highlights

  • Langtang valley and its stunning peaks are located within beautiful areas of the Central Himalayas.
  • Located within Langtang National Park and is the nearest destination to Kathmandu valley.
  • Amazing views of Langtang Himal with Ganesh-Manaslu and Jugal Himal range of mountains.
  • Fascinating walks around Tamang villages full of ancient heritage of Buddhist cultures.
  • Pristine forest of beautiful rhododendron trees is a natural garden during the flowering season.
  • In the country where rare and elusive Red Panda are found in its beautiful environment.
  • Enjoy panoramic views across the vast open valley at the end of the trek.
  • Support people rebuilding their lives and livelihoods after the earthquake.

About Langtang Valley Trek

The Langtang Valley Trek is a very popular short and easy walking activity in Nepal; it has long been a favorite trek due to its expansive views, interesting Tamang culture, relatively gentle pace, and accessibility from Kathmandu. The 2015 earthquake and subsequent landslide had an enormous effect on the region, but aid and reconstruction have recently reopened this valley to trekking again. Not only is it still a beautiful trek, but your visit will also provide vital support for local livelihoods.

Trekking to Langtang Valley is an ideal walking holiday destination for all types of people from family-school-collage groups to corporate people including tough trekkers who practices walks before joining a major long and hard trek. The Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and was once the darling of trekkers seeking stunning landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful home-stay guest houses, this trek is a trek with real heart and all within easy reach of Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal).

However, the Langtang valley is almost devoid of visitors these days as the people of Langtang are continuing to rebuild their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Survivors of the landslides caused by the earthquake were forced to leave the valley, but now they have come back to reclaim their homeland, rebuild their homes, and re-establish their farms as well.

Natural beauties are still there, This trek is full of delights and enjoyable walks with daily views of mountains and into the pristine forests of beautiful rhododendron and magnolia trees with tall bamboos were rare and elusive Red Panda habitats. While you trek to this beautiful valley you can enjoy natural paradise as well as will support the local people of Langtang by providing much-needed income to rebuild in a sustainable and secure way. This is not charity; it is the business end of sustainable travel, where your travel choices can respectfully support local people while preserving their dignity, their culture, and their way of life. Be wowed by nature, be humbled by the human spirit, and be a part of local solutions when you choose to trek in Langtang Valley.

The trek begins with an exciting and interesting overland drive from Kathmandu leading North on the high hills of beautiful Langtang, after ending the drive walking into nice farm villages of Tamang Syabru Besi. You will trek a tribe with rich Buddhist culture and ancient Bon traditions through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjing Gopma ( a Buddhist monastery). After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyangjin Ri/ Tserku-RI, where the 360- degree views of the Himalayan mountain are truly spectacular, you retrace the route to Syabru Besi for a drive back to Kathmandu civilization with an awesome and wonderful time on Langtang Valley Trekking.

Variation

If you have got more time, this trek combines well with the nearby Tamang Heritage Trail, which adds an extra 4-6 days of trekking. There you will learn more about the ethnic Tamang people, who originally came from Tibet.

Alternatively, a trekking route is also available: trek over Gosainkunda Lake Pass back to Kathmandu instead of driving, Gosainkund is a beautiful blue high-altitude lake. It is preferable to trek to Gosainkunda on the return from Langtang rather than on the way, as it requires a fairly steep ascent, and by this point you will be better acclimatized, making the height of the lake (4,380 m.) less of a concern. (If trekking this route without a guide, be especially careful with the altitude—numerous people have been caught out by a dangerous error in a commonly available trekking map that incorrectly lists some altitudes. Double-check all altitudes before setting off.

Meals & Accommodation

The Langtang Valley had been very well set up with plenty of comfortable lodges. While the earthquake and landslide destroyed many in certain towns (most dramatically, in Langtang Village), plenty of other settlements were less affected and good options are still plentiful. The standard here is good, with warm blankets, fireplaces, comfortable beds, the occasional hot shower (for an extra fee), and a variety of food. Don’t forget to try the momos in this region, as they are larger and more pastry-like than those commonly found in the capital.

Permits

The trek route permit is compulsory for all trekkers, you’ll need a TIMS card (US$10) and a Langtang National Park permit (US$25). If you’re trekking with an agency, they will arrange these for you. If you’re arranging the trek yourself, you’ll need to pick up your TIMS permit in Kathmandu and your Langtang National Park permits in Dunche

Getting There

To trek in the Langtang National Park, you have to first drive to Syabrubesi, Dunche, or Sano Barkhu to start the trek. Public buses are available from Kathmandu, but slow. A private vehicle or jeep is a much better option. Exit is via the same route unless you trek over Gosainkunda and back through Helambu to Kathmandu.

Langtang Trekking Video

Itinerary

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It is our great pleasure to make sure that you are picked up by a representative of Nepal Spirit Adventure upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport. After completing the formalities with customs (obtaining or showing your visa) and retrieving your bags/luggage all you will have to do is to look out for our representative at arrivals who will be holding a Nepal Spirit Adventure display board with your name on it. Transfer to your hotel and our manager will brief you about the trip details and you can take a rest, go for a wander into the city or visit our office- it all depends on how you feel, your interests, and what time you arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle

Starting this marvelous trip to Langtang Valley, taking an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi village around Rasuwa district of Langtang area, drive leads north passing interesting towns and farm villages, journey continues towards the cooler area above mid-hills leaving behind low land of rice terraces. On reaching the entrance of Langtang National Park in Dhunche 1,965m, a major town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district, after a short stop drive continues further downhill to our first overnight stop at Syabru Besi village.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Syabru Besi
  • Altitude: 1,450 | 4,757ft
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 Hours Bus Journey
  • Transportation: By Bus

The morning begins with our first-day walk with a climb for a few hours, then on a gradual path through terraced farms and scattered villages, the walk continues reaching a riverside where the trail from Thulo Syabru meets with a few teahouses and lodges after a short rest here walk uphill through serene forested areas of tall rhododendron, oaks and pines trees entering a river gorge following Trisuli River upstream to Lama Hotel for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Lama Hotel
  • Altitude: 2,480m | 8,136ft
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 Hours

After a pleasant morning with the sound of the river flowing, the walk leads into a river gorge within dense woodland passing a few small settlements and farms, the mid-day walk reaches a nice place at Ghoretabla, the name means "Horse-Stable" in Nepali. After a nice break or lunch stop, an afternoon walk leads to our overnight destination at Langtang village with a few hours of good walk from Ghoretabela to Langtang village, this is a nice moderate size village with Bhotia and Tamang people, the native of the Langtang region for hundreds of years. (The villages around were completely destroyed by the avalanche due to huge earthquakes of 25th April & 12th May 2015 and slowly returning back to normal life).

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Langtang Village
  • Altitude: 3,541m | 11,617ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

A short walk today to Kyanjin Gompa of a few hours as the walk enters a wide valley after leaving the tree lines and river gorge, morning walk follows a short steep hill where tree lines declines for short bushes of azalea (bush rhododendron), juniper, and prickly Burberry bushes, finally walk enters a wide path around the glacial valley with splendid scenery of snowcapped mountains of Dorji Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Tserko RI, Langshsisa, and Naya Kanga or Ganja la peak. After a wonderful scenic walk ending at Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful spot with a wide beautiful valley and close views of Langtang Lirung glacier, ice fall just next to the lodges of Kyanjin. Kyanjin with an old small monastery located on a rocky moraine ridge top, Langtang valley has huge grazing areas for Yaks, and the place has a Yak Cheese Factory established three decades ago with Swiss assistance.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kyanjin Gompa
  • Altitude: 3,910m | 12,828ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours

A rest day at Kyanjin for people who would like to hike up to the hilltop at Tserku Ri of 5,033m high. The climb to Tserku Ri leads to a steep climb offering glorious mountain views of the central Himalayan range. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy rest with a panorama of Chimsedang Lekh, Kangjal Himal, a ridge of peaks bordering the valley to the south, Naya Kanga 5,844m, super views of great mountains dominating Langtang valley, includes Ganchenpo 6,387m, Dorje Lakpa 6,990 m, Pemthang Karpo Ri 6,830m, Langtang Lirung 7,245m and across the northern boundary in Tibet rises the huge massive Shishapangma 8,046 m the last worlds 14th highest mountain.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Kyanjin Gompa
  • Altitude: 3,910m | 12,828ft
  • Walking Hours: 3 Hours

After an enjoyable time at Kyanjin Gompa around Langtang valley, morning leads to a long walk but much easier on a downhill path most of the way through Langtang village and Ghoretablea, following Langtang Khola enjoying walks back into the cool forest and then back at Lama Hotel for an overnight stop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge | Teahouse
  • Location: Lama Hotel
  • Altitude: 2,480m | 8,136ft
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours

Today is our last day walk of this fabulous trip, leading downhill with a few ups on the same route heading back to Syabu Besi after crossing a suspension bridge, and then reaching the main road head and the village of Syabru Besi for the last overnight stop around Langtang and Rasuwa district.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Syabru Besi
  • Altitude: 1,450 | 4,757ft
  • Walking Hours: 5 Hours

The morning after last breakfast on the hills of Langtang area, then taking an exciting drive which leads uphill to Dhunche town, and then on winding downhill road reaching around warmer areas of Trisuli Bazaar and finally back at Kathmandu, after an awesome time on Langtang Valley trekking, after checking into respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure and join in for farewell group dinner in a nice restaurant around Thamel area overnight in Kathmandu at tourist standard guest house.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Location: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1,315m | 4,314ft
  • Walking Hours: 7 Hours Bus Ride
  • Transportation: By Bus
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Cost Details

  • All ground transfer airport to hotel to airport by private vehicle.
  • Two-night twin tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • All the necessary paperwork and permit( National park permit and TIMS).
  • Bus transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi to Kathmandu (both ways).
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging.
  • Lodge/homestay accommodation on the trek.
  • Trekking meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 3 times a day.
  • Trekking equipment: Sleeping bag, down jacket, and duffel bag.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements.
  • All the government and local taxes.
  • Exclusive medical kit.
  • Nepal visa.
  • Travel insurance & rescue operation.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for guide and porter.
  • Food and extra activities in Kathmandu.

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Departure date isn't convenient for you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your holiday require private trek can organize any day of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
02 Oct, 2022 - 10 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$650Confirm
06 Oct, 2022 - 14 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$650Confirm
10 Oct, 2022 - 18 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$650Confirm
14 Oct, 2022 - 22 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$650Confirm
19 Oct, 2022 - 27 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$650Confirm
22 Oct, 2022 - 30 Oct, 2022AvailableUS$650Confirm
27 Oct, 2022 - 04 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$650Confirm
30 Oct, 2022 - 07 Nov, 2022AvailableUS$650Confirm

Useful Information

Arrival Pick-up & Hotel

International arrival airport pick-up and departure service by private vehicle and a two-night hotel in Kathmandu are included in the Langtang valley trek package. As per your flight arrival schedule at Kathmandu airport, our airport pick-up services are there then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Health & Fitness

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and participating in trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with a morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or months before/after booking the trip with us. The highest height gain on this trip is at 3,910m/12,828ft. above sea level, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and the riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still require moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult their medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gears and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porters' welfare as well as clients’ safety. We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 25 to 30 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 30 Kg.

Charging Batteries of Electronic Items

We can recharge your batteries and devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a (two-pin or 3pin) plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3,000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath, and possibly light-headedness, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you to deal with your problem. Generally, exertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size & Departure

All our departure date is guaranteed as per the Langtang Valley Trek departure date. We organize any route of Nepal treks with a fixed departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize a private trip for a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Weather

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas, the main trek season is from September to June when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is very clear most of the time, and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. In the daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the capital city of Nepal- Kathmandu valley to around 15ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go. Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking, climbing, and hiking.

Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. These months are the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on the trek are sunny and have mild clear mountain views. The night will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 15ºC at the highest altitudes area.

Winter: Last week of December to the end of February. Despite the cooler conditions, this is an ideal time to trek in Nepal. Skies are usually very clear, especially in December and the mountain views are at their best. Nights will be cold with temperatures down 10ºC to minus 15ºC at the highest altitudes but days are pleasant and sunny. The trekking trails are also much less busy at this time of year. In Kathmandu, maximum daytime temperatures are 23ºC.

Pre-Monsoon/Spring: March to May. During this period, both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but often a haze will build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowland and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in the spring season. Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes.

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