Langtang Valley Trek - 9 Days

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At a Glance
Duration9 Days
CountryNepal
Trip GradeModerate
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Maximum Altitude4000 Meter
Group Size1+ Pax
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleTrekking
Meal(B/L/D)
AccomodationTea House accommodation in Mountain and 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu
Best TimeAll Season

Highlights:

  • Start and end the trek with a scenic jeep ride
  • A fantastic short trekking program near Kathmandu
  • Witness stunning mountain vistas, diverse landscapes, and wonderful glaciers
  • Explore the humble homes of the Tamang and Sherpa communities
  • Follow an adventurous trail via lush forests and verdant Himalayan foothills
  • The trail is dotted with many stupas, prayer flags, chortens, and mani walls
  • Come across beautiful waterfalls, rivers, streams, and suspension bridges on the way
  • A less crowded, incredible trekking adventure in the Himalayas, perfect for beginner trekkers
  • Witness a gorgeous sunrise and mountain panorama from Tserko Ri

Overview:

The Langtang Valley trek is one of the most underrated yet beautiful trekking regions in Nepal. Unlike the famous trek routes such as EBC and ABC, the Langtang Valley trail is easily accessible from Kathmandu and offers breathtaking landscapes and exquisite mountain views right from the very beginning of the journey. This trek takes you to the humble homes of the Tamang and Sherpa communities of the Langtang region.

Located north of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, the Langtang region offers some of the most adventurous and satisfying treks in the Himalayas. The expansive sceneries, captivating glaciers, dense rhododendron forests, cascading waterfalls, and verdant foothills make trekking in this region quite enchanting and magical.

You can make your Langtang Valley trek more adventurous by combining Gosaikunda Lake or Lauribina Pass in the itinerary. These sections of the Langtang region are more offbeat and challenging than the Langtang Valley

After the 2015 massive earthquake that destroyed the entire Langtang region, the Langtang Valley and its natives are back to their daily lives. Most of the infrastructure is rebuilt. By doing the Langtang Valley trekking, you will hugely support the locals. Langtang Valley trek is a guest house/homestay trek. Therefore, you will have a very immersive experience.

What to expect during the Langtang Valley trek in Nepal?

The Langtang Valley trek is a 9 days program that begins with a lovely drive from Kathmandu to a small town called Syabrubesi. It is both the starting and ending point of the trek. During the trek, you will walk daily following rugged terrain to Kyanjin Gompa.

It takes three days to reach Kyanjin Gompa from Syabrubesi and two days of walking to return back. In between the trek, spend nights in Lama Hotel and Langtang Village. The trail goes through rhododendron, pine, and fir forests, crossing suspension bridges on the way.

From Kyanjin Gompa, you will hike to Tserko Ri. It is the highest point on the Langtang Valley trek. The sunrise and the mountain panorama from Tserko Ri are phenomenal. Along the Langtang Valley trail, you will come across many stupas, chortens, mani walls, prayer wheels, and prayer flags.

Not only that, but you will witness superb mountain views of Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Gaurisanker (7,134 m/23,405 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), Naya Kanga (5,846 m/19,180 ft) and many others throughout the trek. The scenery changes as the trail ascends and descends.

What does your day look like during the Langtang Valley trek?

You will begin every morning with a delicious breakfast made by the locals. Enjoy the food and get ready to leave your guesthouse by 9:00 AM. Following the footsteps of your mountain guide, you will trek. In between the trek, you can take multiple 2 to 5 minute breaks.

You will have lunch on the way and dinner in the same place where you will spend the night. Porter will carry the duffel bag for you. He will be ahead of the group and may always reach the guesthouse first. So, make sure to pack all your essentials in your daypacks.

In the evening, have dinner and socialize with locals and other trekkers before going to bed. You can charge your camera and mobile in the guest houses. It may cost you a few extra bucks. Likewise, you may also have to pay USD 2 to USD 5 for WiFi and hot showers.

How to prepare for the Langtang Valley trekking?

To prepare for the Langtang Valley trek, you can do daily walking and exercise. If you are a beginner trekker, then you at least have to train your body for 4 to 6 weeks before the trek starts. The Langtang Valley trek is easier than other treks in Nepal but still demands decent fitness.

You have to improve your stamina to walk long hours on rugged terrain. Likewise, your strength and endurance are also important. Individuals in good shape are bound to enjoy the trek the most. We also recommend you practice mindfulness to keep you calm during trekking.


Langtang Valley Trek Packing:

Below, we have made a comprehensive packing guideline for the Langtang Valley trek. Follow the list and pack accordingly. If you are not a seasoned trekker or not planning to do frequent treks, you can rent expensive trekking clothes and gear in Kathmandu at a fraction of the cost.

  • Clothing: Underwear, base layer, thermal layer, windproof/waterproof outer layer, fleece jacket, down jacket, dry towel, socks, gloves, beanie, trekking boots, casual shoes/slippers, etc
  • Gear: Trekking poles, daypack, duffel bag, map, traveler knife, sleeping bag, torch, adapter, spare batteries, camera, cell phone, etc
  • Toiletries and first aid: Wet tissues, deodorant, SPF, lip balm, moisturizer, toilet paper, soap, toothpaste/brush, band-aid, insect repellent, ointment, crack bandage, general medicines, etc
  • Miscellaneous: Cash, travel insurance, passport, travel visa, passport-sized photos, permits, snacks, journal & pen, etc

Who can do the Langtang Valley trek 9 days?

Trekkers of all ages and expertise can do the Langtang Valley trek. It is an entry-level, short trek in Nepal. The Langtang Valley trek package is ideal for a first-time trekking journey. Likewise, this trek is also a good option for tourists who want to do something short and adventurous without going on a long, strenuous trek in Nepal.

As you will start the Langtang Valley trek from Kathmandu, you can join the trip with us anytime. The best time to do the Langtang Valley trek is spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), but you can also do this trek in winter.

We have regular departures for this trek in the peak trekking seasons, which also allows you to join the trek at the last minute. Our Langtang Valley trek 2024 bookings are open at the best cost!


Why do the Langtang Valley trek with the Nepal Trekking Guide Adventure?

Joining the Trekking Guide Team Adventure for the Langtang Valley trek allows you to travel with a professional and expert team of local travelers. We have a dedicated team for the office and field to take care of all the arrangements. We assure a safe Langtang Valley trek in Nepal. Our Langtang Valley trek guide and porter lead the trek.

You will get many benefits by doing any trek in Nepal with us, including the Langtang Valley. Our itinerary is flexible and easy to customize as per your budget and requirements. If our Langtang Valley trek itinerary does not match your time frame or requirements, feel free to reach out to us to customize it.

And most importantly, our Langtang Valley trek price is affordable. You can do this trek at a very genuine cost with us. Book the Langtang Valley trekking through our site, or get in touch with us for any assistance.


 

Itinerary
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Upon your arrival, one of our airport representatives will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He will transfer you to the hotel. Rest and later meet us for a trek briefing. Feel free to ask any questions you have. Spend the rest of the evening purchasing trekking gear and packing your duffel bags.

Accommodation: Hotel

From Kathmandu, we will drive to Syabrubesi, following a well-made scenic highway. We will use a comfortable four-wheeler. During the ride, the views of lush hills, rivers, terraced fields, small towns, and snow-capped mountains are fantastic. We will spend the night at Syabrubesi and start trekking the next day. 

Max Altitude: 1,503 m/4,655 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: GuesthouseDuration: 8-9 hoursDistance: 122 km/75.8 miles

We will have a delicious breakfast and get ready to leave Syabrubesi. The trail goes through lush forests and hillsides. Following a downhill route, we will descend to the Bhote Kosi river. From here, the trail goes along the Langtang Khola to Bamboo. We will then trek via rhododendron forests and trek past Rimche. Further, it is an uphill walk to the Lama Hotel.

Max Altitude: 2,470 m/8,103 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: GuesthouseDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 11.3 km/7 miles

Leaving Lama Hotel, we will continue trekking along the Langtang river. The trail slowly ascends through dense forests, offering stunning mountain vistas of Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung. Following a narrow river valley, we will reach Ghoda Tabela. This is our lunch point. From here, we will cross the east side of the Langtang river and ascend to Langtang village, passing by stupas and mani walls.

Max Altitude: 3,430 m/11,255 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: GuesthouseDuration: 5-6 hoursDistance: 14.8 km/9.1 miles

Today, we will trek to the highest settlement of the Langtang Valley, Kyanjin Gompa. It is also an important religious place for the locals. From Langtang village, the trail ascends through forests. On the way, we will come across many old stupas, chortens, mani walls, and prayer flags. The trail gets steep. We will trek via meadows and reach Kyanjin Gompa. The views of the mountains are superb along the way.

Max Altitude: 3,865 m/12,675 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: GuesthouseDuration: 3,865 m/12,675 ftDistance: 6.8 km/4.2 miles

Today, we have a long day ahead of us. Early in the morning, we will hike to Tserko Ri. It is the highest point of our trek. The sunrise from here is beautiful, along with mountain views. We get to see a surreal panorama of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak, Shishapangma, etc.

After enjoying the views, we will return to Kyanjin Gompa. Explore the monastery and begin trekking back to the Lama Hotel. On the way, we will visit the local yak cheese factory and do some testing. The trail is the same back to Lama Hotel.

Max Altitude: 2,470 m/8,103 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: GuesthouseDuration: 4-5 hoursDistance: 24 km/15 miles

This is our last day of trek. From Lama Hotel, we will trek back to Syabrubesi, from where we have started trekking. The trail descends via lush forests to Rimche. From here, we will trek, following rugged hillsides and dense forests to Bamboo. The trail further descends along the Langtang Khola and Bhote Koshi river to Syabrubesi.

Max Altitude: 1,503 m/4,655 ftMeals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Guest HouseDuration: 6 hoursDistance: 11.3 km/7 miles

We will drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning today. The ride will be fantastic like before. The guide will drop you at the hotel upon reaching Kathmandu. Settle in and rest. Later, explore the bustling streets of Thamel and buy souvenirs. We will meet in the late evening in a designated restaurant for a farewell dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Farewell DinnerAccommodation: HotelDuration: 7-9 hoursDistance: 122 km/75.8 mile

Get ready on time to leave your hotel. Our representatives will pick you up from the hotel and drop you at the international airport. They will bid you our last goodbye.

Meals: Breakfast only
Route Map
Langtang Valley Trek - 9 Days
Cost Details
Included
  • Airport pick up and drop service.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu 3 Star category with Breakfast for 2 Nights. (On the arrival day and after the trekking on twin sharing basis)
  • All accommodation during the trek available Lodge/Tea Houses run by Nepalese family with outside toilet.
  • Your meals breakfast, lunch, dinner (main course) during the trek as per itinerary.
  • One experience trekking guide & one porter for each two tourist. If you are a solo traveler, porter is not included. It is available by additional 150 USD.
  • All land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by local bus. If you want a private land cruiser it is available by additional 300 USD for both way Kathmandu to Syabrubesi to Kathmandu.
  • All necessary paper works and Langtang National Park Entry Permits.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System. (TIMS)
  • Insurance for Guide & Porters.
  • Our service charge.
  • Government tax.
Excluded
  • Nepal entry visa fee $30 USD per person.
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15 Celsius), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. (You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)
  • Personal travel Insurance. The Insurance must cover medical, accidental, natural disasters, emergency evacuation and trip cancellation expenses along with baggage and gears’ lost, theft or damage.
  • If you arrive early or depart late, extra night accommodations other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks like tea, coffee, soup, mineral water, beer etc.
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation which will be covered by your insurance.
  • Sweet things like chocolate and desert.
  • Hot shower and laundry during the trekking.
  • Your personal expenses like laundry, phone call, shopping etc.
  • Tipping (Tips) For Guide& Porter as per your main interest.
  • All the things that are not mentioned in cost include.
  • WIFI, internet, phone calls, battery charging.
Add-ons & Options
  • Equipment: Sleeping bag (-15 Celsius), down jacket, trekking shoes, personal towel, torch light, gloves, trekking stick, warm clothes, sun glass, sunscreen, socks, some medicine for headache, fever, handiplast, bandage, pain killer, stomach ache, diarrhea, dimox etc. (You can hire or buy sleeping bag easily in Kathmandu)
     
  • Porter: For solo travellers porter is not included.It is available by additional 150 USD.
     
  • Single Supplementary; On our holidays tour/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided in twin sharing basis. Thus, single room supplement charge will be imposed to client who does not have another tour participant to share room/tent with according to your trip. When you are traveling alone, single supplementary charge must be paid.
     
  • Private Transportation: If you are traveling from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Syabrubesi to Kathmandu, you can hire a private jeep for a comfortable ride.

 

Dates & Availability
StartsJune 28, 2024
EndsJuly 06, 2024
AvailabilityGuaranteed
US$550
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We have everyday departure. We will organize this trek as per your time schedule. 

Additional Info

Langtang Valley Trek Permit:

To do the Langtang Valley trekking in Nepal, foreigners have to obtain two permits- the TIMS Card and the Langtang National Park permit. Our team will receive the permits on your behalf, so you do not have to visit the Nepal Tourism Board. Likewise, both permit costs are included in our Langtang Valley trek cost.

  • TIMS Card cost: USD 20 per person
  • Langtang National Park permit cost: USD 30 per pers

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty:

Langtang Valley trek difficulty is moderate. It is a not very challenging trek in Nepal and is popular as the best beginner-friendly trekking package. The Langtang Valley trek is also short, so you do not spend much time in the mountains. The trekking route is rugged and forested. You will walk 5 to 6 hours a day on this trek, following uphill and downhill tracks.

The best thing about the Langtang Valley trek is you can join this trek without spending multiple weeks training. Previous trekking experience is not needed. Daily 1-2 hours of walking is enough to prepare for the Langtang Valley trek. There are some steep sections along the trail, but you can traverse it safely with the help of your guide.

As it is a remote trek, the trekkers have to endure the limitations of the region. Internet comes and goes as per the network availability. Likewise, services, like charging and hot showers may cost you a few extra bucks. The accommodations are simple, too. Trekkers have to adjust to these limitations during the trek.


Altitude Sickness During the Trek:

Altitude sickness risk on the Langtang Valley trek is lower than other treks in Nepal. It does not mean you should overlook it. With a bit of precaution, you can complete the Langtang Valley trek without getting bothered by altitude sickness and its symptoms.

Below, we have mentioned the early signs of altitude sickness. If you see these signs in you, let your guide know. He will provide you with first aid. We do not recommend taking any medicine without your guide's knowledge.

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Difficulty in breathing

To prevent altitude sickness, follow the below guidelines:

  • Ascend gradually and do not rush. Maintain your pace and enjoy nature. You do not have to speed up or match anyone's pace.

  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids to keep yourself hydrated. Avoid anything that may dehydrate you, like alcohol, cigarettes, etc.

  • Get ample rest daily and have plenty of food to keep yourself energized.

  • Go on acclimatization hikes, and do not ascend more than 500 meters a day.


Travel insurance for the Langtang Valley trek:

Travel insurance is important if you want to join the Langtang Valley trek with us. We need travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation. You can also combine medical bills in the insurance. Even though we offer a very safe trek, there are risks of bad weather, injuries, altitude sickness, natural disasters, etc.

These things we cannot predict, so to be well-prepared travel insurance is needed. There are no hospitals in the Langtang region. The quickest way to provide you with medical assistance or evacuate you from the region is through a helicopter rescue. Without travel insurance, the process gets lengthy and bothersome.

The Best time to Trek in the Langtang Region:

The best time to trek in the Langtang region is March to May and September to November. These months have stable weather and mild climates in the Himalayas, so you will enjoy the trek without any weather disturbances. The mountain views are fantastic because of the clear sky. Likewise, the entire trail is bloomed with rhododendrons, especially between April to May.

The daily temperature ranges from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 59°F). The mornings and nights are colder than the daytime, so you will need warm clothing in the spring and autumn seasons. The drawback of trekking during peak time is the crowd and the pre-booked lodges and tea houses. So, we highly recommend you do the Langtang Valley trek with us because we will arrange everything for you.

We also love the Langtang Valley trek in the winter season. Despite the harsh cold, if you layer the clothes properly, the cold will not that highly affect you. The winter panorama and the snow-covered trekking route offer a magical trek to Kyanjin Gompa. You will be amazed by the environment and the energy.

Food and Accommodation During the Trek:

The Langtang Valley trek is a guesthouse/lodge trek. It is a simple accommodation for trekkers in the region. The sleeping rooms are mostly shared by two trekkers, and single rooms cost a bit more money. Washrooms are usually common, but you can get private washrooms in Syabrubesi and Langtang Village.

Trekkers get clean beds and blankets. You can carry a sleeping bag for extra comfort. Bring all the toiletries for the trek. There is a dining area in every accommodation where you will have food. Our Langtang Valley trek package includes three meals a day. Apart from that, you can buy more food on your own.

Nepali and Tibetan dishes are most common in the Langtang Valley. Dal bhat, stew, momo, noodles, thukpa, thenduk, and Tibetan bread are found everywhere. Likewise, you will also get options like rice with curries, fried rice, meat, egg, French fries, pasta, sandwiches, soups, porridge, toast, pancakes, pies, oatmeals, etc.

Guide and porter

A well-experienced, native mountain guide will accompany you on the Langtang Valley trek. Along with that, there will be porters to carry your duffel bags. We provide one porter for two trekkers, and each trekker gets a 9 kg weight limit for duffel bags.

The guide will help you interact with the locals, share information about the region, and help you navigate any tricky sections. Our guides and porters are friendly and trustworthy. They have numerous years of experience in the mountains, so they know everything about the Langtang region.

If you have any requests or feel discomfort, you can let your guide know. For your information, the guides are also trained in wilderness first aid, rock climbing, remote survival, etc. They have passed an extensive guide program from the Nepal government to become a mountain leader.


 

FAQs

1) How long does the Langtang Valley trek take?

✔︎ The Langtang Valley trek usually takes 7 to 11 days to complete. The 9 days Langtang Valley trek is one of the shortest itineraries and does not include your arrival and departure days in Kathmandu.

2) How difficult is the Langtang trek?

✔︎ The Langtang Valley trek difficulty is known to be moderate. This trekking route terrain has a good pace and offers plenty of time to acclimatize. So, the Langtang Valley trek is one of the best beginner-friendly trips in the Himalayas. If you are fit and can walk, you can join the Langtang Valley trek with us.

3) Is the Langtang Valley trek worth it?

✔︎ Yes, the Langtang Valley trek is worth doing. First of all, you can complete this trek in a very short time. Secondly, the trek offers jaw-dropping landscapes and mountain views. There is no lack of adventure or experience on this trek as well. Overall, the Langtang Valley trek is an incredible voyage in the Himalayas.

4) Can you see Everest from Langtang Valley?

✔︎ No, Mount Everest is not visible on the Langtang Valley trek route. This trek presents views of the Langtang Himalayas, which include mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lhakpa, Kang Guru, etc.

5) Can you trek Langtang without a guide?

✔︎ As per recent amendments of trekking regulations for foreigners in Nepal, solo trekking is no longer allowed in the Langtang region. So, you cannot do the Langtang Valley trek without a guide. You have the option to do an organized trek with a company like us or hire an independent guide for the Langtang trek.

6) Is Langtang Valley trek safe?

✔︎ Yes, the Langtang Valley trek is safe. If you are doing this trek in a peak trekking season, then you will see many other trekkers along the route. Likewise, you will be accompanied by a professional mountain guide who will be with you throughout the trek. In general, the Langtang Valley trek route is not that complicated, so there is nothing to worry about. Make sure you are a bit careful while walking.

7) Which month is best for the Langtang trek?

✔︎ The best months for the Langtang Valley trekking are March, April, May, late September, October, and November. These months are best in terms of weather, climate, and views. Similarly, if you want to escape the crowd and enjoy a tranquil journey, then trek in December. Trekkers who can manage cold climates can also do the Langtang Valley trek in January and February.

8) How much does a solo Langtang trek cost?

✔︎ The Langtang Valley trek cost starts at USD 650 per person for a 9-day program. As per the itinerary, group size, and services included in the package, the cost may vary.

9) What is the maximum altitude for the Langtang trek?

✔︎ The maximum altitude reached during the Langtang Valley trek is 5,033 meters (16512 ft) from sea level.

10) Where is the starting point for the Langtang Valley trek?

✔︎ You will start the Langtang Valley trek from Syabrubesi, which is located at 1,503 meters (4,655 ft). From Kathmandu, it takes 7 to 8 hours to drive to reach Syabrubesi.

11) How to go to Langtang from Kathmandu?

✔︎ To travel to Langtang Valley from Kathmandu, first, you have to reach Syabrubesi. From Sybrubesi, you have to trek to the Lama Hotel and then to Langtang Village. Kyanjin Gompa is the highest settlement in the Langtang Valley. This is the standard route.


 

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