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    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Durations
      10 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy to Moderate
    • Activities
    • Accommodation
    • Meals
    • Mx.altitude
    • Group Size
      Min. 1 Pax
    • Best Time
      March-May & Sept-Dec

    Trip Overview

    The Langtang Valley Trek is a classic trek in the Nepal Himalaya that takes you from the semi-tropical jungles of the Langtang National Park to the high mountain valley of Kyanjin Gompa surrounded by snow-covered peaks. This is one of the best short treks in Nepal which takes you close to the Himalayan mountains without any technical climbing.

    Located north of Kathmandu, Syabrubesi the trailhead to Langtang Valley can be accessed by road. Depending on your mode of transport (bus or jeep) and the condition of the road you can reach the trailhead within 7 or 8 hours’ drive. From Syabrubesi you trek further for three days to reach your destination Kyanjin Gompa. After spending an additional day exploring the village and hiking to Tsergo Ri you head back via the same route.

    The Langtang Valley Trek is an excellent introductory trek for beginners keen on trekking in the Himalayas. If you are planning to do high-altitude treks in Nepal, the Langtang Valley Trek can serve as a good acclimatization hike. The gradual ascent to the valley will prepare your body for the lowered amount of oxygen in the air before hitting the higher trails of the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit.

    From the dense forests at the lower elevations to deep gorges, glacial rivers, and snow-capped seven-thousanders at the upper reaches, the Langtang Valley Trek delivers pretty much everything you can expect from a Himalayan trek. Although you can't view an eight-thousander, the landscape on the Langtang Valley Trek is pretty impressive and has its own charm.

    The Langtang Valley Trekking starts from Kathmandu with a drive to Syabrubesi. Leaving Syabrubesi you enter the lovely forests of the Langtang National Park and the riverside settlements. Enjoy your walk alongside the pristine Langtang River that flows down from the glaciers of the Langtang Range. You can spot the feisty langurs, mountain goats, snow peacocks, and yaks grazing peacefully en route. En route you will pass the Langtang Village which was completely destroyed by the earthquake of 2015. Your final destination is the monastic village of Kyanjin Ri. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains the village lies in a beautiful valley dotted with brand new lodges and a yak cheese factory. 

    One of the highlights of your trek is the day hike to Tsergo Ri which takes you to an altitude of about 5050 meters, the highest point of your trek. From the top, you can enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and the Langtang Valley. 

    Our experienced guide will take care of all the logistics during the trek – accommodation, permits, transportation, etc. Being a local, our guide has great knowledge of the area and he trail. He will enrich your trekking experience by sharing his insights into the local culture and customs.

    Langtang Valley Trek Highlights

    • Walk through the pristine forests of the Langtang National Park
    • Experience Tamang culture while staying overnight at villages en route
    • Hike to Tsergo Ri and savor 360-degree views of the snow covered mountains
    • Visit the site of the old Langtang Village which was completely  destroyed by the 2015 earthquake
    • Wildlife sightings – Gray Langur, Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, Tibetan Snowcock, etc.
    • Amazing views of Langtang Lirung,
    • Visit the yak cheese factory founded by a Swiss dairy specialist at Kyanjin Gompa

    How hard is it to trek to Langtang Valley?

    The Langtang Valley Trek is of moderate difficulty. It is much shorter and less grueling than other popular Himalayan treks like the Everest Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit. However, there are significant elevation gains during this trek which should not be taken lightly.  It is possible to feel the effects of altitude of sickness on day 4 when you ascend to Mundu at 3500 meters from Lama Hotel at 2500 meters.

    The trail goes up and down past a variety of landscapes and scenery. The hardest day of your trek will be your hike to Tsergo Ri(5050 meters), the highest point of your trek. If you feel your body is not ready for it you can skip the hike and choose a much easier hike. There are many small hills surrounding Kyangin Gompa from where you can enjoy amazing views of the glaciers and mountains.  You can also explore the village monastery and the surrounding areas.

    While the earthquake of 2015 wreaked havoc in this region by washing away trails and destroying bridges and buildings, much has been rebuilt in the subsequent years. One will find new metal bridges, new routes, and new buildings on the trail. The paths have been repaired and are in good condition.

    Can beginners trek to Langtang Valley?

    Yes, the Langtang Valley Trek is recommended for beginners and families trekking with kids (aged 8 and above). However one should bear in mind that the route goes past a dense jungle and a mountainous trail and reaches an altitude of almost 4000 meters. You will have to be fit enough to walk daily for more than four hours at a stretch on dirt paths. In some places, you will have to navigate boulder fields and narrow tracks carved on the side of the mountain.

    While this trek is recommended for beginners, one must be physically fit and trained to tackle the high mountain trail. It would be helpful if you have some experience in hill hiking and trekking. Strong legs, strong endurance power, and a ‘never-give-up’ spirit will surely help you to complete this trek.

    When is the best time to trek to Langtang Valley?

    The best seasons for the Langtang Valley Trek are spring and autumn. The spring and autumn months are considered the best time to trek in the Nepal Himalaya as the weather remains clear and favorable for hiking. You can enjoy crystal clear views of mountains and the temperatures remain below freezing point. The trail also gets quite colorful during spring as rhododendron shrubs start to flower and pretty blooms adorn the trail.

     It is best to avoid the summer or monsoon months (June to August) as it gets wet and cloudy. There won't be any mountain views to enjoy and the trail will be muddy and infested with leeches. There's also the danger of the route getting blocked due to landslides during the rainy season.

    Winter is also not recommended as it gets far too cold in the higher reaches. It snows heavily and teahouses are shut down for the season. However early winter (the first half of December) can be a good time to trek to the Langtang Valley if you can withstand the cold. The trail will be much quieter and isolated during this time. There will be a few lodges open en route and you can enjoy clear views of the mountains and warm sunny days. But nights can be extremely cold as the temperature drops below the freezing point.

    Route Overview

    Your journey begins with a 7-8 hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. A small town in the Langtang Region, Syabrubesi is the start and end point of the Langtang Valley trek. On your first day of trekking you leave Syabrubesi and hike past a thick jungle and ascend several stone steps. You cross the Langtang River via suspension bridges and reach Lama Hotel, which is actually a cluster of old teahouses. Continuing your trek you hike alongside the Langtang River and enter the verdant forests of the Langtang National Park. You can encounter various animals and birds during your walk. The Gray langur can be found lazing around or swinging about on the trees. At Ghodatabela your permits will be checked again. Slowly you will find the landscape changing as you get higher. The views become more expansive as you go above the tree line.  There are open yak pastures and stone summer camps for yak herders.

    On your hike towards Mundu you will cross the former Langtang Village which was destroyed during the great earthquake of 2015. Except for a single house below the cliff, everything was flattened out by the landslide. There's a memorial at the site dedicated to people who lost their lives during the earthquake. After spending a brief moment at the site you continue hiking towards your destination. On the way, you cross the New Langtang Village with lots of brand-new lodges. Before reaching Mundu, you will encounter one of the longest mani walls in Nepal. Mundu is one of the larger and busier villages on the route. It has new lodges, a health center, and a coffee shop. Spending a night at Mundu can be tough as you are at an altitude of 3500 meters. 

    A short hike of about 3 or 4 hours from Mundu brings you to your final destination Kyanjin Gompa. This is a beautiful village set in a valley surrounded by soaring snow-covered peaks of the Langtang Range. After arriving at the village you can explore the village’s monastery and the Swiss Yak Cheese Factory. You spend an extra day here hiking to Tsergo Ri, the highest point of your trek.

    Tsergo Ri which stands at an altitude of 5050 meters offers a challenging hike. It takes around seven to eight hours to climb the hill and get back. The route to the top is pretty steep and challenging. In the last leg of your climb, you will have to scramble up a rocky slope. From the top you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the Langtang Valley and the snow-covered mountains (Langtang Lirung, Baden Powell Peak, Ganchenpo, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, etc.). After spending 2 nights at Kyanjin Gompa, you will walk back to Syabrubesi via the same route.

    Alternative Treks You Can Consider

    Other popular treks in the Langtang Region include the Gosainkunda Trek, the Tamang Heritage Trail, and Helambu Trek.

    You can combine the Langtang Valley trek with the spectacular Gosainkunda Lake Trek. Our Langtang Gosainkunda Trek of 16 days takes you to the windswept Laurebina Pass and the holy lake of Gosainkunda.  A large number of people gather and worship on the lake's shore during the full moon festival of Janai Purnima which falls around July/August. There are mind-blowing views of  Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Range, Dorje Lakpa, and other peaks from the trail. You can return to Kathmandu via the Helambu trail.

    The trail to Gosainkunda branches off at a junction at Thulo Syabru. You take this trail and head to the village of Sing Gompa and the Laurebina Pass before hiking up to the lake. The landscape is truly gorgeous and it takes only about two days to reach the lake from Langtang Valley.

    While the Gosainkunda Trek can be done after trekking to Langtang Valley, the Tamang Heritage Trail can be visited before heading to the Langtang Valley.

    The 14-day Tamang Heritage Trek with Langtang takes you to the colorful and vibrant Tamang villages in the Langtang Region. The trek introduces you to the rich culture of the Tamangs who migrated from Tibet a century ago. You will be walking past the villages of Briddhim, Thuman, Gatlang, Chilime, and Tatopani before finally joining the Langtang Valley trail at Lama Hotel. In these villages, you can experience authentic Tamang culture. The Tamang men are able horsemen, while the women are expert weavers. The women can be seen weaving on the traditional wooden looms outside their houses.

    If you don't want to take the same route down to Syabrubesi after trekking to the Langtang Valley you can take a comfortable helicopter ride back to Kathmandu. The Langtang Valley Heli Trek offers you the option to return to Kathmandu via helicopter after trekking to Kyanjin Gompa. The 8-day trip allows you to hike in the Langtang Valley as well as enjoy an aerial tour of the valley.


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    Cost Includes

    • Airport Pickup and drop off by private car.
    • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Transfer between Kathmandu – Sybrubensi - Kathmandu by public bus.
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin-sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek
    • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment.  Accident insurance for all staff
    • Down jacket and sleeping bag use while trekking
    • Duffle bag for trekking
    • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt, trekking map, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medicine kit
    • Langtang National Park Permit fee
    • Government taxes & office service charge

    Cost Excludes

    • Lunch and Dinner while in Kathmandu.
    • Transportation by our private to/from Syabrubensi which costs  USD 280.00 extra for the round trips.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • International airfare.
    • Nepal entry visa
    • All kinds of cold drinks during the trek.
    • Hot showers during the trek.
    • Personal trekking equipment.
    • WI-FI/Internet during the trek.
    • Tips for trekking staff and drivers.

    Cost and Date

    September, 2023

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      5.006 ratings
      • Superb 5-Star Trekking Experience

        Dec 2022 | From Tripadvisor

        I recently completed the Langtang Valley Trek with the help of Nepal Hiking Team. From my initial communications with Ganga, I could tell that I was in good hands. He was very responsive and listened carefully to the specific requests I had.

        My guide for the trek was Dhurba. He did a superb 5-star job, allowing me to keep my own pace but also keeping me on schedule. He was very knowledgeable and was able to provide insights on the trek I would have missed out on had I chosen to truly trek solo. Towards the end of the trek I did not feel well from the altitude, and Dhurba made sure I had whatever I needed to feel better. He truly cared and wanted to see me succeed. I felt that I not only had a guide, but made a friend along the way.

        Even though it was not initially part of our coordinated plans, Ganga was so kind as to arrange a driver to transport me from my hotel to the airport when I left Kathmandu free of charge.

        I would not hesitate to recommend Nepal Hiking Team to anyone looking to explore Nepal and the surrounding area. Great job, gentlemen. Thanks again to Ganga and Dhurba!

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        - Excellent
        Mr. David Reyer
        US   |   16th Dec 2022
      • Amazing Langtang Trek

        Thank you Nepal Hiking Team for such a beautiful trekking experience. It was a pleasure to deal with Mr. Ganga at Nepal Hiking Team. Over the last conversations with the tram, planning for Langtang Valley Trek has been really easy thanks to their highly responsive emails. Every small detail was paid attention to. I was able to trek in a very short notice and thanks to the team for making everything possible. My Langtang Valley Trek was handled with amazing flexibility and my guide was just as awesome. From the views to the hospitality, everything was the best.

        They treated me amazingly the whole trek and whenever I had some requirements, they tended to it immediately. I strongly recommend their service to anyone looking forward to trekking in Nepal. It is very important to have a reliable service provider while trekking in a different country. With Nepal Hiking Team you couldn’t ask for more.

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Emily May Malfatti
        CA   |   27th Oct 2019
      • Great Experience - Highly appreciated

        The Valley is pretty isolated, and this was one of the things that I noticed about the trek. The valley and the villages were quite far from each other, and that was the best part of the trek for me because it gave me a chance to enjoy the long drive and hikes through lovely forests and rivers and go over exhilarating suspension brides! The Langtang Valley Trek is a beautiful trekking experience, and I had the best time trekking in the valley, watching the views of the mountains and becoming a part of the beauty of the nature that this place has, even if it was for a limited amount of time.

        The natural beauty of this place is the best part of the trek, and also, the visit to the cheese factory was also pretty exciting! I loved tasting the cheese, and they even gave me complimentary blocks of cheese to take home, it was quite lovely! The whole trekking journey is the best thing and I absolutely enjoyed the whole scenarios during the trek. The hike to the monastery was quite attractive, and the rivers and the little streams that we came across the trek were all lovely to see and experience. Langtang Valley Trek was made even more amazing by our guide, Baban, who was a charm to be around and he helped us out a lot throughout the trek. It was all done in a fair and reasonable price as well, and I appreciate it very much!

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Lin Tao Husing
        AU   |   3rd Feb 2017
      • One of the best hike in my life

        I was picked up from the airport by Rajendra, the guide, and was then taken to my hotel, from where I started my trekking journey of the Langtang Valley. It was beautiful, and I really enjoyed it. The most stood-out aspect of the trek for me would definitely be the culture and the lifestyle of the people in that area. I mean, the natural beauty itself is quite wonderful and amazing, but, for me personally, I loved the whole experience of the people and talking to them and hearing their stories. The visit to the monastery there was enlightening and I learned a lot about the cultural aspects of the valley. I liked their hassle free day to day life and it’s a proven commodity for me really, that this is the kind of hassle free life is the one I would like to lead once I am old and retired! A life in valley among the Himalayas would be the ultimate dream-come-true for me! But, for now, I was satisfied with just visiting this paradise. The very atmosphere at the valley and the trekking journey has a life of its own, and its tranquility is spell-binding. Nepal Hiking Team, as expected, delivered the best services to me, and all of the proper arrangements were all done brilliantly. They did a wonderful job with the trekking journey and I enjoyed every moment of it!

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        - Excellent
        Mr. Adam Betteridge
        SG   |   3rd Feb 2017
      • Couldn't be Better

        I had Nepal Hiking Team make a customized itinerary for me for the Langtang Valley Trek. And everything was done all in accordance to my convenience, and that is one of the many features I loved about Nepal Hiking Team. The guide that provided to me for my Langtang Valley trip was also professional and helped us along the trek very much. Everything was done very smoothly, without much hassle and bother. I did not have to worry about anything; the people from Nepal Hiking Team took care of everything, like the accommodations, and the porters and the equipment. As a result, I was left to enjoy the trek and its sceneries without having to constantly worry about anything else. The trek itself was amazing, and I loved every moment of it.

        I made many acquaintances throughout the trek, with the local trekkers as well and other trekkers along the journey, and it was simply wonderful. This is truly a once in a life time opportunity to learn about exotic lands and the valley of Langtang definitely takes the cake on this one! The beautiful views of the mountains are utterly ravishing and the natural beauty of the place is just wow! I don’t even know how to describe it in words really! The vast pasturelands and the sight of horses and yaks just grazing on those serene grasslands is something that’s straight out of a wonderful Studio Ghibli movie, it was so pretty! The whole place reminded me of “Howl’s Moving Castle”; it was just so reminiscing of the scene between How l and Sophie with the daffodil flowers swaying gently in the wind. Langtang Valley Trek made me feel like I was in that feature film! So, yeah, definitely check the place out and Nepal Hiking Team definitely has my approval from the trek because of their consistency and the services that they provided.

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Dheya Chovani
        BH   |   3rd Feb 2017
      • Trip of life time

        I chose to do the Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal because it was recommended to me, and because I supposed it would be very beautiful. And I was absolutely proven right! The whole trekking journey is filled to the brim with lovely sights of nature, wonderful tranquil visits to the lakes and the monastery and various temples along the trails. The natural beauty is phenomenal and it all comes together perfectly with the wonderful views of the mountains in the distance. The mountains are so beautiful, and the compliment it gets from the wonderful environment at Langtang is breath-taking! I really enjoyed my trekking journey with Nepal Hiking Team in the Langtang Valley, and I loved learning about the various cultures and the stories behind the temples, it was all very fascinating. I liked my services of the provided accommodations as well, and the people from the travel company were all very helpful and extremely co-operative. Smoothly done Nepal Hiking Team!

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        - Excellent
        Ms. Melissa Goodman
        CA   |   3rd Feb 2017