• Duration10 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelModerate
  • Max. Altitude5,000 m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn

Overview

Langtang Valley Trek is the closest trekking route from Kathmandu, located 49.6 km north of the city. Not only that, Langtang Valley Trek 10 days is one of the easiest treks in the Himalayas, perfect for rookie trekkers. The trek offers an adventurous trip in the Langtang National Park and a once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. 

Langtang Valley Trek route explores the stunning Valley of Glaciers, Langtang Valley. Unlike the popular Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek, not many travelers know about the Langtang Valley Trek regardless of its quick access to the trail. That is why the crowd is comparatively less. If you are looking for a short, quick venture in the Himalayas, then the Langtang trek is the best option. 

The trail ascends through beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, etc. You will pass by lovely waterfalls and cross thrilling old bridges on the way. As the trail goes through the Langtang National Park, you may get to see wildlife like the monkey, Himalayan black bear, musk deer, red panda, and exotic birds. 

The villages along the Langtang Valley Trek route are impressive and resided by Sherpas and Tamangs mainly. You will spend nights in the picturesque Lama Hotel (2,470 m), Langtang Village (3,430 m), and Kyanjin Gompa (3,865 m). The highest point of the Langtang Valley Trekking is Kyanjin Ri, located at 4,773 meters. Likewise, you will come across many mani walls, chortens, stupas, and prayer wheels throughout the trek. 

With being adventurous, Langtang Valley Trek also offers an authentic Nepali countryside experience. The humble locals and their stories add homely zest to the trek. Most of the villagers follow Tibetan Buddhism. Moreover, the Tamangs here are believed to be the descendants of Tibetans. One of the other reasons for the immense Tibetan cultural influence on this part of Nepal is the close border with Tibet itself.

The Langtang region is dominated by the Himalayan mountains like Langtang Range (7,234 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Gangchenpo (6,387 m), Yala Peak (5,520 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Shishapangma (8,027 m), and many others. Along with that, you can see numerous glaciers too. And the landscapes along the Langtang Valley Trek route are phenomenal. 

Trek to Langtang and enjoy one of the best treks in Nepal. To sum up, the Langtang Valley Trek overview is one sentence we would like to say, "it is an adventurous venture that explores the remote villages, ancient cultural heritage of the locals, green meadows, and wonders of Himalayan mountains." 

If you are up for a further adventure, then check out our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek that leads to holy Gosaikunda Lake at 4,380 meters. 

Contact us anytime to book the trip. We have opened our booking for Langtang Valley Trek 2022.

You'll see and experience

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  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek Syabrubesi
  • Trek through the Langtang National Park
  • The trail involves dense forests of bamboo, rhododendron, pine, etc along with waterfalls, old bridges, and streams
  • Spend nights in picturesque villages and get to know the lifestyle of the locals
  • Observe Tibetan Buddhism practices and visit ancient monasteries
  • Explore Kyanjin Gompa and hike to Kyanjin Ri to witness stunning landscape
  • Visit local cheese factory and see yaks grazing on pastures
  • Witness breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains and glaciers
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Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner
  • Altitude:1,350m

Meet with our airport representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport. He will welcome you on the team's behalf and escort you to the hotel. Rest and get freshen up. In the evening, you will meet with the rest of the team members at the welcome dinner organized by the company. There will be a small briefing session by your guide. He will explain to you about the trail and assist in the final packing.

  • Accommodation:Standard Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,420 m

After having early morning breakfast, you will begin driving towards Syabrubesi. The drive goes north of Kathmandu and offers excellent views of terraced fields, rivers, small villages, and snow-capped mountains. You will pass by Dhunche before reaching Syabrubesi.

  • Accommodation:Standard Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,470 m

Today is the first day of the trek. The trail follows Bhote Koshi and Langtang rivers. You will trek through dense forests and remote villages. On the way, you may come across wildlife like the red panda and a range of birds. From Rimche (2,400 m), you will pass by Bamboo located at the bank of Langtang river and continue trekking towards Lama Hotel.

  • Accommodation:Standard Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:3,430 m

Continue trekking alongside Langtang river and go through verdant forests. The trail ascends, offering stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. You will reach GhodaTabela (3,030 m), where you will register your permits at the army check post. Further, trekking through Chyamki village (3,230 m), you will pass by chortens, mani wall, prayer wheels, and watermills before aching Langtang village.

  • Accommodation:Standard Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:4,773 m

Begin the day with a delicious breakfast and continue trekking towards Kyanjin Gompa. You will pass by several small plateaus, yak pastures, meadows, and remote villages today. The trail gradually ascends to Kyanjin Gompa, an ancient monastery. From here, you can see stunning views of the mountains. 

Later, you will hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m), the highest point of this trek. It is a famous viewpoint that offers breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Changbu (6,781 m), Gangchenpo (6,387 m), Yala Peak (5,520 m), Ganjala Peak (5,844 m), and many others.

  • Accommodation:Standard Tea House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:2,470 m

The trail today follows the same path back to Lama Hotel. You will descend through lush forests of rhododendron, oak, fir, pine, etc. The trail passes by numerous fine villages. You will take a small break at GhodaTabela for lunch and register the return at the army check-post. The route further drops down through dense forests to Lama Hotel.

  • Accommodation:Standard Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,420 m

It is the last day of the trek. You will walk along the Langtang river and descend to the river valley. The trail passes through a rich forest of birch and bamboo. You can see beautiful views of mountains along the route. Crossing Langtang and Bhote Koshi river, you will reach Syabrubesi.

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350m

After having breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu. It will be a long drive. You can see lovely scenery during the drive. Spend the rest of the day as per your wish. Explore Thamel and visit the local market. Dine as per your carvings in one of the fine restaurants around Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:Three Star Standard Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Altitude:1,350m

Today, we have arranged a short sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. You will be accompanied by a tour guide and visit monuments like Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

Get to learn about Nepal's history and Nepali culture in depth during the tour. Later in the afternoon, you are free to go shopping and do your things. Meet the team members over farewell dinner for the last time in the late evening.

  • Meals:Breakfast

Time to say goodby and fly back to your home country. One of our team members will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. 

Departure Dates

We have both fixed departures and a private trek option. If you are not satisfied with our offered Langtang Valley Trek itinerary, then you can also tailor-make the itinerary.

Additional Info

Langtang Valley Trek terrain & difficulty 

The difficulty level of Langtang Valley Trek is graded as moderate. The Langtang Valley Trek route has numerous ascents and descents along with a handful of steep and narrow ridges. You will be trekking through dense forests, meadows, and landslide-prone areas. Likewise, the trail will also involve walking on rugged and rocky paths. 

Apart from the terrain, the season you choose to trek in also affects the difficulty level of the trek. The daily walk ranges from 5 to 7 hours. Overall, anyone with good health and fitness can do Langtang Valley Trekking. You do not need a previous trekking experience for this trek, which makes it a perfect option for beginner trekkers. 

Before the beginning of the trek, we suggest you focus on increasing your stamina and strengthening your core body energy. Visit the gym, go on hikes, or do other cardiovascular activities like swimming, running, and cycling. 

As Langtang Valley Trek 10 Days is a high-altitude journey, you also have to be careful of acute mountain sickness (altitude sickness). Our itinerary is enough to keep you away from it. You check more information about altitude sickness here.


Langtang Valley Trek permit

You will need to get the Langtang National Park Permit to trek in the Langtang region. Along with that, you will also need a TIMS Card. Both of these permits can be obtained from Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu, or at the entry point in Dhunche.

Langtang National Park entry permit cost for other countries (per person): NPR 3,000 + 13% VAT; totaling NRP 3,390, approximately USD 34

Langtang National Park entry permit cost for SAARC countries (per person): NPR 1,500 + 13% VAT; totaling NRP 1,695, approximately USD 17

TIMS Card cost for SAARC nationals: USD 6 + 13% VAT, per person

TIMS Card cost for independent trekkers: USD 20 + 13% VAT, per person

TIMS Card cost for group trekkers: USD 10 + 13% VAT, per person


*Note: We will arrange all the permits for you if you trek with us. 


Best time to go on Langtang Valley Trek

Trekking in spring (March to April) and autumn (October to November) makes the Langtang Valley Trek very smooth and fantastic. The above-mentioned months are the ideal time to trek in the Himalayas. You will get to see clear views of the mountains and glaciers. Likewise, the stable weather and low precipitation in spring and autumn make the journey pleasant. 

The temperature ranges between 15°C to 5°C. You will feel cold at night and in the morning, so do carry a few warm pieces. The climate remains moderate. Different kinds of flowers and vegetation decorate the trail in spring. Whereas in autumn, you may get to become part of the biggest Nepali festivals. 


Food & Accommodation during Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek 10 Days is a guest house trek. You will stay overnight with local families during the trek. The rooms will be simple and small with a private or common washroom. During the Langtang Valley Trek, you will get to experience an authentic mountain lifestyle. Most of the time, rooms are given on a twin-sharing basis, so you can see two beds in the rooms. We can arrange a single room if you want.

Our package includes three meals a day- breakfast, lunch, dinner. The meals are served as per the menu of the guest house. You can see Nepali, Indian, Tibetan, and a few Western dishes on the menu. Dal bhat, chapati, fried veggies, curries, momo, porridge, burger, noodles, thukpa, thenduk, Tibetan Bread, toast, eggs, soup, tea, coffee, etc, are seen most of the time.


Tips to make the journey smooth

  • Make sure to include emergency air evacuation and medical bills in the travel insurance.

  • Check all the gear and clothing twice.

  • Carry a solar charger or power bank for your electronic devices.

  • You will need a few extra cash on hand during the trek to buy additional beverages, snacks, etc, so withdraw extra enough cash in Kathmandu as there is no ATM along the route.

  • WiFi service or cellular network both have an unstable internet connection on the trail so don't high your hopes.

  • One of the best ways to avoid altitude sickness is by keeping yourself hydrated. Drink plenty of water and other fluids.

  • Become a responsible traveler and carry a reusable water bottle. You can refill drinking water on the route.

  • Don't get shy and try to ignite normal conversations with locals. Who knows they'll share some interesting stories?

  • Respect the culture and practices of locals

  • If you get confused about tipping, then follow this advice- USD 100 to guide & porter, USD 5 to tour guide, and USD 2 to driver (by each member of the group).

FAQs

  • Q1. How long is the Langtang Trek?

    Our offered Langtang Valley Trek is 10 days long. You can also customize the itinerary and make the trek short or long as per your requirements. Experienced trekkers also do this trek in 7 days. It depends upon your walking speed, stamina, and endurance.

  • If you are fit and can walk 5 to 6 hours a day, then Langtang Valley Trek is not difficult to do. As per the mountain's standard, Langtang Valley Trekking is an easy to moderate level trek. It means this trek is an ideal option for beginner trekkers. The trail does have its fair share of ups & downs along steep, rugged, and rocky paths but is doable under proper guidance. 

  • Yes, you can do Langtang Trek solo (without a guide and porter). However, trekking alone can make the journey tougher than it is. You can get lost, or there can be a time when you need help but no one to help you. You have to carry your clothing and essentials that will only make the trek challenging. 

  • Yes, the Langtang region is safe to travel. There is no record of theft or assault. Similarly, after the huge earthquake in 2015, the region has stopped seeing aftershocks. The chances of landslides and avalanches are quite low if you trek in the peak season.

  • You can take an early morning bus (7-9 am) from New Bus Park in Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. It is around 6 to 7 hours of drive. The cost of the ticket ranges from USD 8 to USD 12.

  • The Langtang National Park is located 32 kilometers north of Kathmandu. The park is home to diverse flora and fauna, holy Gosaikunda Lake, and the Tamang community. 

  • You can buy a Langtang trek permit from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu. More information regarding the permit is in our Useful Information section. 

  • During the Langtang Valley Trek 10 Days, the maximum altitude you reach is Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m). It is located above Kyanjin Gompa. Similarly, if you stay an extra night in Kyanjin Ri, you can hike to Tserko Ri, located at 5,000 meters. 

  • Yes, you will need travel insurance for Langtang Trek. Travel insurance will help you a lot in emergencies and get you medical assistance quickly.

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