Short Langtang Valley Trek: A Quick Guide

Short Langtang Valley Trek: A Quick Guide

A Short Langtang Valley Trek lies in the northern part of Kathmandu Valley and takes you through the Langtang National Park. Unlike Everest Base Camp Trek or ABC Trek, only a few trekkers recognize this trekking paradise. The trek is less crowded with unspoiled natural beauty, landscapes, Tamang Community, flora, and fauna, and dominated by Langtang Ranges.


Langtang Valley Trek begins from Kathmandu with a seven-hour drive to Syabrubeshi. The Langtang Trek route is perfect for any age group of people, as it ascends slowly through the farmlands and subtropical forest. The trek goes through the Bank of Langtang River, small villages, Yak Pastures, and waterfalls. Likewise, along the trek, you can find the Tamang community, which allows you to engage with their day-to-day lifestyle and culture. Langtang village is one of the largest villages of Tamang ethnic groups in Nepal.


Trekking Guide Team Adventure provides you with the best Langtang Trekking packages with quality local guides. We accept early to last-minute bookings for short langtang treks. Feel free to contact our trekking expert if you have any queries about the trek.

The Major Attractions of Langtang Valley Short Trek:


Splendid Mountain vistas:

Beautiful mountains such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Gang Chhenpo, and many other small peaks surround the Langtang Valley.


Langtang National Park:

Most of the trail of the Langtang trek goes through the Langtang National Park. It provides you with an opportunity to explore several ranges of flora and fauna. Himalayan Black Bears, Red Pandas, Yak, and Snow leopards are popular fauna found in the Langtang region. Likewise, rhododendron forests are the major vegetation found in Langtang.


Tamang Ethnic Groups:

During the Langtang Trek, you will pass through different Tamang villages. It allows you to experience their unique lifestyle and traditions. Likewise, you can visit their home, taste their local meals, learn their language, and sing and dance with them.


Kyanjin Gompa:

Visit to popular Kyanjin Gompa, a pilgrimage site of Buddhist people. The monastery is famous for its arts, prayer wheels, painting, and architecture.


Hike to Kyanjin or Tserko Ri:

The trek offers you options, either to hike to Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri. Kyanjin Ri lies at an altitude of 4773 meters. Whereas, Tserko Ri lies at 5000 meters in height. Both of the vantage points offer panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.


Yak Cheese Factory:

Langtang Trekking is also an opportunity to visit the local Yaak Cheese Factory. You can learn the cheese-making process and even taste the pure cheese made in the factory.

How to Get to Langtang Valley?

To get to the Langtang Valley, you need to drive around 122 KM from Kathmandu to reach Syabrubeshi. Walking by foot to reach Syabrubeshi is not possible. Therefore, you will have two options.


By Private Jeep or Sharing Jeep:

Hiring a private Jeep to reach Syabrubeshi is a good option if you want to avoid public vehicle. However, a private Jeep is quite expensive than a public vehicle. If you are in a group of people then you can share the costs of the Jeep and hire it. Trekking Guide Team Adventure can arrange a private Jeep for you.


By Public Vehicle:

Taking a Public Vehicle is the cheapest way of transportation to reach Syabrubeshi. However, the buses are packed with public people on a bumpy road can be adventurous. Traveling in a public bus can give you the experience of local life too.

The Best Time To Do Langtang Trekking:


To experience a remarkable journey to Langtang Trek, choosing the best time is always important. In Nepal, there are two major trekking seasons i.e. spring and autumn season. Spring is pre-monsoon time whereas autumn is post-monsoon period. The weather remains favorable during these two seasons. Likewise, the spring season offers several flora and vegetation. In addition, the vibes of festivals in the autumn season make the trek even more special.


Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty:

Short Langtang Valley Trek is a short and easy trek to the lap of beautiful mountains. If you do not have previous trekking experience then, it can be somewhat moderately difficult. However, short Langtang Trek 5 days can be more difficult as you have to walk more Km in less time. Trekkers should be mentally and physically prepared. Therefore, choosing the best time to trek with better planning and preparation makes this trek easy and doable.

Packing lists for Langtang Trekking:


Your backpack and packing list also determine your difficulty level for the trek. If the backpack is heavy with unnecessary packing, makes walking more difficult. In addition, if you lack some of your basic needs for everyday trekking like Trekking Poles, it can be difficult. Hence, we have put some lists of the basic gear you need for the Langtang Trekking.

Pair of trekking pants and shorts
Long sleeve thermal and quick-dry shirts.
A pair of half-sleeved t-shirts.
Light and heavy down Jacket.
Thermal inner wear.
4-5 undergarments.
Warm cap and gloves.
2-3 pairs of warm socks.
Trekking poles and Boots.
Personal regular toiletries.
Personal medications and medical kit.

Langtang Trek Cost:


Langtang Trek costs vary according to the trekking package you choose. Generally, Langtang Trek costs start from USD 600 to USD 800. The price depends on the quality of guides you choose, transportation service, permit cards, itinerary, meals, accommodation, and other miscellaneous costs. Hence, choose your best service for a remarkable experience throughout the trip.


Short Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary:


Langtang Valley Trek 7 Days:

It is the perfect Langtang Trek itinerary for those who have a short time to witness the magical views of the mountains.


Day 01: Drive to Syabrubeshi from Kathmandu

Day 02: Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2470 meters, 5-6 hours)

Day 03: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430 meters, 5-6 hours)

Day 04: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 meters, 4-5 hours)

Day 05: Hike to Kyanjin Ri (4770 meters) and Trek to Rimche (2740 meters, 6-7 hours)

Day 06: Rimche to Syabrubeshi (1440 meters, 5-6 hours)

Day 07: Drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubeshi (1350 meters, 7-8 hours)


Short Langtang Valley Trek 5 Days Itinerary:


Day 01: Drive to Syabrubeshi from Kathmandu by Local vehicle

Day 02: Syabrubeshi to Ghodatabela (3210 meters, 6-7 hours)

Day 03: Ghodatabela to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 meters, 5-6 hours)

Day 04: Hike to Kyanjin Gompa and trek down to Lama Hotel (2470 meters, 7-8 hours)

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1440 meters, 5-6 hours)

Day 06: Drive back to Kathmandu (1350 meters, 7-8 hours)


Short Langtang Valley Trek:

A Quick Guide gives you almost all the answers you are looking for before the trek. Nevertheless, if you have enough time you can extend your trip to Langtang with Tamang Heritage Trek or Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. To know more about these treks click here to contact us or email us.

People Also Ask on Langtang Valley Trek:

1) What is the difficulty level of Langtang Trek?

Langtang Trek is an easy to moderate level of trek. However, trekking on a high elevation is not easy, but the trail is easy without any technical skill required.


2) Is Langtang Valley Trek suitable for beginners?

This trek is ideal for beginners who have problems in trekking at high altitude. The smooth and gentle trail makes this trek easy for beginners.


3) Do I need to hire a guide to trek to Langtang Valley?

As per the new rule by the Nepal Government, a trekking guide is compulsory to trek the mountains of Nepal including Langtang Valley.


4) Which permit card is needed for the Langtang Valley Trek?

You need two types of Permit cards for Langtang Valley Trek. One is a TIMs permit card and the other is a Langtang National Park entry permit card.


5) Where is the starting point of the Langtang Trek?

Syabrubeshi is the starting point of the Langtang Trek. You will drive to Syabrubeshi from Kathmandu by local bus or Jeep taking 6-7 hours.


6) What is the best time to do Langtang Valley Trek?

The best time to do the Langtang Valley trek is March-May and September-November.

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