Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek
Duration10 Days
Trip GradeModerate
CountryNepal
Maximum Altitude5,000 m
Group SizeAny
StartsKathmandu
EndsKathmandu
Travel StyleLangtang Trek
Best TimeSpring & Autumn

Langtang Valley Trek 2024 is the closest trekking route from Kathmandu, located 49.6 km north of the city. Also, the 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 Langtang National Park and a once-in-a-lifetime trekking experience. 

The 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 smaller. 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 Langtang National Park, you may get to see wildlife like monkeys, Himalayan black bears, musk deer, red pandas, and exotic birds. 

The villages along the Langtang Valley Trek route are impressive and inhabited by Sherpas and Tamangs. 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. 

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 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 are among the Himalayan mountains that dominate the Langtang region. 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 the Himalayan mountains." 

If you are up for a further adventure, then check out our Langtang Gosaikunda Trek, which leads to the holy Gosaikunda Lake at 4,380 meters. Contact us anytime to book the trip or tailor your Langtang Valley Trek itinerary. We have opened our booking for Langtang Valley Trek from Kathmandu.

For inquiries about Langtang Valley Trek cost for Nepali, Langtang Valley Trek 5 days, or Langtang Valley Trek 7 days, do call us. If you want some more information about the trek, click on the Langtang Valley Trek blog

Langtang Valley Trek Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to the starting point of the trek, Syabrubesi
  • Trek through Langtang National Park
  • The trail involves dense forests of bamboo, rhododendrons, 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 Buddhist practices and visit ancient monasteries
  • Explore Kyanjin Gompa and hike to Kyanjin Ri to witness the stunning landscape
  • Visit the local cheese factory and see yaks grazing on pastures
  • Witness breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountains and glaciers
Itinerary

For the Langtang Valley Trek map, you can scroll down this section. And for an itinerary, continue reading.

 

Trip PlanExpand all

Kathmandu, Nepal's capital city, is in a valley surrounded by picturesque green hills on all sides. Assume you enter through the flight (Airways). The Mystic Adventure Holidays representative will be in the airport terminal with our company flag. Nepali CultureThe traditional greeting is to press one's palms together in front of the chest and utter "Namaste" (which means "I greet the god within you"). Depending on the level of the person you are welcoming, you may greet them with a nod of the head or a bow, as well as khadas (Buddhist shawls) or garlands and a crimson tika (tilak) on your forehead. Garlands and tilaks are used in Nepal to signify honor when someone comes.to wish you a hearty welcome. After welcoming you, our representative will drop you off at your hotel and assist you with check-in. Our representative will greet you at your location if you come by road.

There will be no activities scheduled for you. You can relax, and if you wish to explore, you may do so on your own. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu

Before visiting Nepal, you may have learned how to greet someone with a 'Namaste' or thank someone with a 'Dhanyabad'. However, it's important to note that Nepal is an ancient civilization with its own set of ideologies and mannerisms. Here are some social etiquettes specific to Nepal that can help you avoid being disrespectful or humiliating in public. Nepal's roads are unpredictable. Roads are usually congested, resulting in numerous traffic backups. Most places lack traffic lights, forcing drivers to rely on hand gestures from police officers. Visit religious places and UNESCO-listed places.

  • Swoyambhu Nath Stupa
  • Boudhnath Stupa,
  • Pashupatinath Temple,
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square,
  • Patan Durbar Square
Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: Welcome dinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boutique HotelDuration: Airport to Hotel 20 minutes to 1hrs depends on trafficDistance: 6km

After having an early morning breakfast, you will begin driving toward 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.

Max Altitude: 1,420 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Guest House

Today is the first day of the trek. The trail follows the 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.

Max Altitude: 2,470 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea House

Continue trekking alongside the 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.

Max Altitude: 3,430 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea House

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.

Max Altitude: 3,865 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea House

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.

Max Altitude: 2,470 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Tea House

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 the Langtang and Bhote Koshi rivers, you will reach Syabrubesi.

Max Altitude: 1,420 m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & DinnerAccommodation: Standard Guest House

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.

Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & DinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boutique Hotel

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.

Max Altitude: 1,350m Meals: Breakfast & Farewell DinnerAccommodation: Apsara Boutique Hotel

Here concludes the journey. Today, it is time for you to return home. Our Mystic Adventure Holidays airport representative will send you off 3.5 hours before you arrive in Kathmandu, following a traffic jam that we observe, and upon your arrival. will assist you with check-out and transport you to the airport before the time of your flight. The time has come to bid Dieu. We dress you in traditional khada in anticipation of your safe journey and good fortune.  It's time to say farewell. We put you in traditional khada for good luck and a safe flight. Thank you so much for giving me a chance to plan your trip. I am glad to be part of your Nepal journey. I hope you have a wonderful time in NEAPL. see you again, Nepal, once, but never enough. Have a safe flight back to your home. Best wishes from Mystic Adventure Holidays.

Max Altitude: 1350m Meals: BreakfastDuration: Airport to Hotel 20minutes to 1hrs depends on trafficDistance: 6km
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Included
  • Welcome or farewell dinners
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Kathmandu to Sayfrubesi to Kathmandu by Tourist bus (Private Vehicle Extra cost)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs, including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • At Mystic Adventure Holidays, we provide a duffel bag to carry your things and a trekking map. (Note: The duffel bag needs to be returned after the completion of the trip.)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays' T-shirt, trip completion certificate, trekking map, and a cup as a souvenir from the company.  
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • An achievement certificate and company souvenir
Excluded
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, or early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) 10% of You Pay, and driver(s).
Route Map
Langtang Valley Trek
Altitude Chart
Langtang Valley Trek
Dates & Availability

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.

Essential Info

Langtang Valley Trek difficulty and terrain

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 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 can check out more information about altitude sickness here.

Langtang Valley Trek altitude

The Langtang Valley Trek starts from Syabru Besi, which is situated at an elevation of 1,450 meters. And ascends to Kyanjin Gompa, situated at an elevation of 3,870 meters. You can choose between hiking to Kyanjin Ri at an elevation of 4,773 meters or returning. 

Overall, the Langtang Valley trek reaches a maximum altitude of 4,984 meters above sea level. Also, Langtang Valley Trek altitude sickness may cause you problems. So, be prepared.

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. 

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 the 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. 

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, and 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, burgers, noodles, thukpa, thenduk, Tibetan Bread, toast, eggs, soup, tea, coffee, etc, are seen most of the time.

Langtang Valley trek distance

The total distance of the Langtang Valley trek is approximately 65 kilometers or 40 miles. The trek typically takes 6 days to complete, with the following daily distances:

  • Day 1: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel, 11.3 km (7 miles)
  • Day 2: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village, 14.8 km (9.1 miles)
  • Day 3: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (6.8 km / 4.2 miles)
  • Day 4: Exploration day in Kyanjin Gompa area, optional hike to Kyanjin Ri (4,600m): 5 km / 3.1 miles
  • Day 5: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, 21.6 km (13.4 miles)
  • Day 6: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi, 11.3 km (7 miles)

 High Altitude Sickness

The Langtang Valley Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime memory for adventure lovers. High-altitude trekking brings many obstacles and one of them is high-altitude sickness. You need to drink water to stay hydrated, as it helps to avoid altitude sickness. If you experience any of these symptoms like nausea, fatigue, sleep disorders, or insomnia, then you are more prone to altitude sickness.

You need to report this to your trekking leaders and guide as soon as possible. We recommend ginger soup, as it protects you from colds and avoids altitude sickness. Bring Diamox in case you suffer from altitude sickness. If you suffer from a severe case, you will be taken to hospital via helicopter, so you must have medical insurance which will cover the helicopter rescue.

 Trekking Grade

You will reach an altitude of 5500 meters while trekking in the Langtang Valley. This trek takes you right into the mountain with rugged terrain. It is a moderate grade of trekking in the Himalayas and you have to walk more than 6 hours a day to complete the trek. Some regular exercise and practicing walking uphill and downhill will help you adapt while trekking in the Langtang region.

Weather

The weather fluctuation is more common in higher-altitude regions like Langtang Valley Trek. The peak season for Langtang Valley Trekking is in spring, which starts from mid-September to November, and in autumn, which starts from the beginning of March until the end of May. The mornings are bright and clear, while in the afternoon, you may see cloud formations. The clear, bright skies at night are perfect for star gazing with your partner.

 Transportation

We will start transporting you as soon as you step into the Kathmandu valley. At first, our representative will pick you up at Tribhuwan International Airport and drop you off at your hotel in a private bus or taxi. Then, we will visit the UNESCO site located in the Kathmandu Valley via private taxi.

We will take you to Syabrubesi, Rasuwa which takes around 5-7 hours via public bus, and return to Kathmandu similarly. If you are uncomfortable traveling by public bus, we can arrange a private jeep or bus for your comfort. For those travelers who want to explore Langtang Valley but have limited time, we can arrange a helicopter tour of the valley. 

Electricity, Telephone, and Internet

The Langtang Valley is a remote area of the Himalayas. So, only a few hotels and teahouses provide full-time service electricity, and telephone. Some hotel counters provide internet passwords to guests at an extra charge, while most of the hotels suggest enjoying nature instead of being engaged in the digital platform. They charge you an extra fee for charging your battery and mobile phone; make sure to bring your data cable. you will get non-stop facility electricity in both Langtang Village and Kyanjin Gompa

The telephone network is available in the Langtang Valley trek only if you have local SIMs like NTC and NCELL. The NTC has full network coverage in higher altitudes and you can also use the internet by buying a data pack.

Drinking Water

You can buy bottled water for drinking along the trail unless you reach the last village for the Langtang Valley Trek. We suggest you bring your bottle and refill the water of your choice in hotel and tea houses to reduce plastic waste on the trekking trail. Sometimes you have to walk in a deep forest where there are no tea houses At that time, you need to use free-flowing water for drinking, so bring iodine or water-purifying medicine for safe drinking water.

Luggage & Bathroom Facility

While trekking in the Himalayas, a porter will carry your luggage, but you must carry your backpack by yourself. The toilet and bathroom facilities in the city area come in an attached room. As soon as you start your hike, most of the tea houses have common bathrooms for all the guests but some teahouses and lodges provide rooms with attached bathrooms for an extra charge.

 Group Leader and Crew

We, Mystic Adventure Holiday, provide a certified and experienced guide along with local Sherpa staff. If we have more than 8 guests for the Langtang Valley trek, we will arrange for a porter to carry your luggage. One porter will carry the bags of 2 guests.

Trekking Equipment

All the necessary equipment and gear for trekking in the Langtang Valley are available at reasonable rates in the streets of Thamel. So, we advise you to buy the gear here, which will help you avoid extra costs for heavy luggage in the airfare.

Customize Itineraries and Trip Extensions

Langtang Valley trek itinerary can be customized, and trips can be extended further based on your preferences and fitness level. The customization of the trek itinerary means extra days for acclimatization days, side trips to nearby landmarks, and so on. 

The trip extensions include visiting the nearby villages, monasteries, or viewpoints, or even extending your trek to include other destinations. As a mystic adventure representative, we will organize, customize, and extend your trekking journey through the Himalayas. 

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 little extra cash on hand during the trek to buy additional beverages, snacks, etc, so withdraw extra 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 the guide & porter, USD 5 to the tour guide, and USD 2 to the driver (for each member of the group).
  • The Langtang Valley trek without a guide is not possible, according to the new rule, implemented on April 1, 2023. The Nepali government has made it mandatory for all international trekkers to have a licensed guide for hiking the Langtang Valley.
  • Use the Langtang Valley Trek map for navigation.
FAQs

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 the 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 is there to help you. You have to carry your clothing and essentials, which will only make the trek challenging. 

Yes, the Langtang region is safe to travel to. 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 driving. The cost of the ticket ranges from USD 10 to USD 15.

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

You can buy a Langtang trek permit from the government-registered travel company. 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 the Langtang Trek. Travel insurance will help you a lot in emergencies and get you medical assistance quickly.

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