Langtang Valley Trek

Duration: 10 DAYS

(Based on 5 Reviews )

Trip Overview

  • Trip Code: NHT148

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Trip Grade: Moderate, Easy

  • Max Elevation: 5050 Meters

  • Total Duration: 10 days

  • Best Time: March to May & Sept - Dec

  • Group Size: Min. 1 People

The valley of glaciers trek, Langtang Valley Trek has always been traveler’s favorite. From day one, the snow filled mountains and the glaciers which you can observe up close mesmerize the trekkers. The highest point, Langtang Lirung serves you the supreme sky line one can ever imagine.  This trek 19 miles north of Kathmandu offers valleys surrounded by mountains and the infamous Langtang National Park. Wide range of floras and faunas and majestic Himalayas will keep the trekkers company. Also, you’re in for a cultural ride as the locals of the Langtang village have been preserving their traditional practices.

Ever since the 2015 earthquake, the tourism sector in Nepal has seen significant drop. Now, this trek has started to gain its popularity back. This leads to fewer crowds of people and easy availability of facilities. So, one can enjoy their journey peacefully without traffic jams unlike in other famous trekking trails. This comparatively easy trek serves you the imminent wildlife, flourishing forests, rivers and streams in its full bloom. With the natural beauty of the place, the cultural impact is equally significant. With the Rai and Limbu ethnicities preserving their religion, you can experience their livelihood and generosity.

The highlights

It is a wonder to see the mystic Himalayas and glacier lakes up close. The delightful views of the mountains on the crystalline lakes are astonishment to the eyes. Langtang Lirung is the highest peak in the area but if you wish you could also mount towards Yala Peak and Naya Kanga.

Sitting at 3800m, Kyanjin Gompa village is surrounded by Mt. Langtang Lirung, Chengbu and Mt. Langtang Lubra. There you can visit the ancient monasteries and follow the path that leads to the glaciers. After climbing for an hour, you will trek downward a steep path which will take to a plateau where you can see the glaciers in its true glory. You can relax and enjoy the natural music of the snow, tranquil glaciers and some animals.

One of the major attractions of Langtang Valley trek is the Langtang national Park. Home to several endangered animals, in Langtang National Park will encounter Red Panda and Himalayan Thar. Other animal you can see along the way are monkeys, wild deer, falcons, and colorful lizard. Similarly, rich oak forests, rhododendron and maple trees are to die for. The rocky gorges and calming rivers accompanied by the beauty of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh mountain, Kyanjin RI and Tsergo RI will keep you entertained.

Whether you wish to camp in the mountains or reside in the tea houses, you will love both just as much. You can either camp in the Langtang valley or pass the Ganja La Pass and camp few days there. After the 2015 earthquake, many accommodations had to rebuild, so now some of them even have hot shower facility.

Keep your palettes ready for the infamous local cheese of the Langtang Valley. Also, your daily dose of caffeine can be maintained with the coffee houses in Kyanjin Gompa. A cup of coffee and the amazing scenery, what else could you ask for?       

Is Langtang Valley Trek for you?

Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate level trek which can be attempted by beginners as well. No prior experience is required as the trek is mostly done on flat surfaces going up and down. The terrain turns rocky at times but doesn’t cause extreme difficulty to the trekkers. So, you will be able to enjoy the natural beauty without any severe strain. This 10 days trek isn’t strenuous but exercising days before the trek could help.

If you consider this trek to be highly demanding you could opt for our Langtang Valley Heli Trek which is an 8 days trekking venture. You will have an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Langtang valley just as heavenly. However, the only difference is after you reach the highest point, you will be flying back to Kathmandu in a Helicopter. The Langtang Valley’s beauty can be experienced in an aerial view giving you a whole new perspective of the journey. It is the best of both worlds as you can appreciate the beauty both up close and distance. You can get more information on it, here.

Itinerary Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Our team is ecstatic to welcome you to Nepal. At any time and any day of your arrival, you will be greeted by one of our representatives at the airport. You will be taken to a nice hotel where our team member will guide you about the trek and prepare you for the next day. All the vital information and plans will be discussed and shared. The first day you will spend in Kathmandu.

Day 02 - Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m/4795ft) Duration: 7 Hours

The trek to Langtang valley begins with Kathmandu-Syabru Bensi bus ride. The drive takes about half a day, passing through the Trishuli River. Then moving to Dhunche where you can view the Ganesh Himal and the green landscape. You can also see the terraces carved by men for cultivation. The roads get rocky in Dhunche which will continue till we reach Syabru Bensi. As you reach Syabru Bensi the change in terrains at Syabru Bensi will be visible with hills peeping out which you can enjoy while relaxing.

Overnight Stay at the Guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 03 - Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2500m/8200ft) Duration: 5 Hours

After breakfast you will resume your 5 hours hike across the trail of Bhote Koshi River and Langtang Khola making your way across the suspension bridges. We will trek past the landslide zone towards Bamboo (1960m) and then towards Ramche (2400m). From here, the forests and beautiful waterfalls accompany us along the way. There is high chance we could see animals like Red Panda and Rhesus Monkey. Following the path we arrive at Gumanechok, a hillside settlement where Lama Hotel resides. We will stay overnight here.

Overnight Stay at the Guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04 - Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang Village (2470m/8103ft) Duration: 6 Hours

Making our way from the Lama Hotel, we trek for approx.6 hours above the Langtang Khola. We will be welcomed by the Langtang Lirung (7,227m). Taking the steep path we arrive at Ghoda Tabela (3000m), a farmhouse of horses and donkeys used for transportation purposes. Continuing our trek we walk through the lodges and arrive at a checkpoint. We arrive at grassland where we can see Yaks grazing and resting. Moving on we see Tamang households, mills and Buddhist flags and prayer wheels. After we make our way from the stream we arrive at Langtang Village (3500m). We further hike to Mundu where we will spend our night alongside the mountains and fresh air.

Overnight Stay at the Guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05 - Langtang Village to Kyanjing Gompa (3798m/12495ft) Duration: 4 Hours

After having breakfast in the village, we will trek to Sindum and then make our way towards Yamphu. We will cross several bridges and the most prominent one being the bridge over Laja Khola River which is a result of glacial ice melt. Passing the river, we will trek up from where we can see the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa. Here, we can observe the ice dramatically flowing through the Langtang Lirung. We will be surrounded by mountains along the way to Kyanjin Gompa making our trek worthwhile.

Overnight Stay at the Guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 06 - Day Hike to the Chorkari Ri (5050m/16564ft) Duration: 7 Hours

This day is the major highlight of the Langtang Valley Trek as we will spend a relaxing day touring the traditional Kyanjin Gompa. The day will be spent exploring the monastery and visiting the cheese factory where we can taste the delicious Yak cheese. Then we will resume our hike for 7 hours towards the highest point Chorkari RI (5050m). We get to see the amazing Langtang peak and get mesmerized in its ethereal beauty. Moving on we will walk back to the village where we will spend the night.

Overnight Stay at the Guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 07 - Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel

Today, we will trek down back 5-6 hours to the Lama hotel. It will be a 5-6 hours trek which will surprise us with its ease as the trail descends downhill. The trek which took us 2 days will be completed in just a day. However, the trail does get steep so we need to be careful. Seriousness aside, we ought to stop by the Langtang village just to relive its beauty.

Overnight Stay at the Guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 08 - Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi

We will make our way from Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi. This will be another easy trek downwards of about 5-6 hours. However, make sure to enjoy the view along the way.

Overnight Stay at the Guesthouse, Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 09 - Drive Back to Kathmandu

We will make our way back to Kathmandu. Leaving behind the serenity of Syabru Bensi we will return back to where our journey began from and reminisce the trekking days. Overnight at hotel, breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 10 - Departure

A representative from Nepal Hiking Team shall take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. Hope this trek has been your cherishable memory. We will send you off with hopes to meet again.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle 
  • Surface transfers Kathmandu to Sabrubensi and Sabrubensi to Kathmandu by Public bus.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • Nepal Hiking Team T-shirt (yours to keep)
  • Langtang national park permit
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring three passport photos)
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu
  • Transportation by private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Sabrubensi to Kathmandu which cost USD 280.00 extra for the round trips.
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks during the trek
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WIFI internet during the trek
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver

FAQs Expand all

How difficult is Langtang Valley Trek? Is this good for beginner?

Langtang Valley Trek is considered to be an easy trek. If you are a beginner aspiring to trek in the mountains of Nepal, then this is a perfect start. No prior trekking experience is required for this trek. You need to have a fair physical fitness and stamina and you’re good to go.

What is the best season to do the Langtang Valley Trek?

The best season to do this trek is March through May during spring and September through October during autumn. Remember, choosing the right season is important for the panorama and comfortable trails.

Wasn’t Langtang region affected by 2015 earthquake?

Yes, the Langtang region was greatly affected by 2015 earthquake. But, the infrastructures of the region have already been re-constructed better than ever. You will hardly find traces of the damage by the 2015 earthquake in this trek.

What type of Transportation do you provide?

We provide public bus ride to/from Kathmandu- Syabru Bensi. The road is not yet suitable for deluxe tourist buses. Travelling by public bus is not the most comfortable but is best for a local experience.

You can also opt to travel via private jeep which will cost you additional USD 150 for one way. You can share this rental charge if you are travelling in a group. One jeep will comfortably carry 5 to 6 people.

How is the accommodation like during the trek?

The standard trip package includes accommodation in 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu. Whereas, in the mountains you will be accommodated in the best available lodges and tea houses.

Note: You can upgrade the hotel in Kathmandu from 3-star to 5-star if you want with additional cost.

What about food and drinking water during the trek?

The package is inclusive of full board meals during the trek. It covers breakfast, lunch and dinner. You have the freedom to choose from the menu that the teahouses offer. Typically, you will find dal bhat meal set as staple. Good for the vegetarians out there. There are other options as well.

For drinking water, the package doesn’t cover the cost. You can buy bottled mineral water at tea houses. You can also find fresh spring water at the tea houses for free. However, we highly encourage you to consume the spring water only after adding some water purifiers. It is a wise idea to take your own bottle.

Will I get to have hot showers during the trek?

Yes, you will. In the lower altitude, you will find full size hot shower. But at higher altitude, you will be provided a bucket or two of hot water. The guesthouses will charge you for each of these services which generally ranges from USD 2 to 4 per shower. The higher you go the more you pay.

What is the condition of toilets during the trek?

For most part of the trek, you can use modern flush toilets. But as you go higher, you will be using squat toilet. The guesthouses have maintained pretty good sanitation.

You might need to take your own toilet papers. You can either buy it at the guesthouses or take with you beforehand. Don’t forget your toiletries.

Please note that, there are no private bathrooms and toilets in the mountains.

Can I get a private room during the trek?

The guesthouse in the mountains have share dormitory-type rooms. So, the chances of having private room are really low. Nevertheless, we will arrange you the best available room.

This implies even if you are a solo traveler or have private booking.

What is the total walking distance in Langtang valley trek?

While the valley is 19 miles away from Kathmandu, the total trekking distance is appox. 66 kilometers It takes about 6 to 7 days with average 6 hours of walking per day to complete this trek.

What gears do I need?

You’ll need all the essential trekking gears. Good boots, light trousers, fleece jackets for layering and so forth. For a detailed guide on trekking gears, check out our Equipment Checklist, linked here:

https://www.nepalhikingteam.com/travel-guide/equipment-checklist/

Should I carry cash or credit card/ATM? How much money will I need?

While you may be able to use ATM and credit cards as far as Syabru Bensi, we encourage you to carry cash with you as with increasing altitude, you will not find such services. Keep in mind that the expenses go on increasing the higher you get. This is due to topographical challenges in importing goods at such altitude.

You will need money for drinking water, charging your devices, internet use and phone calls and your personal expenses. For these, around USD 300 should be enough.

Note: Don’t forget to change your dollars into Nepali currency while you are in Kathmandu. You will find plenty of money exchange services in the streets of Thamel.

Can I charge my devices?

You will be able to charge your devices most of the time at the guesthouses. But as the guesthouses use solar generated electricity, you will have to pay on hourly rate, usually USD 1 per device per hour. We suggest you carry 2/3 pins adapter. And, don’t forget your power banks.

Note: The guesthouses might not allow you to charge your devices during low power supply.

 

Do I have to pay for the permits?

While trekking in the Langtang Valley requires permits, you do not have to make separate payments. The package coves all the required permits fees including all the ground transportation during the trip.

 

There is no acclimatization day in this trek, isn’t altitude sickness a risk?

If you have a fine physical health, the exclusion of acclimatization day in the itinerary will not be a problem. Nevertheless, you can feel the thin air after you cross 3000 meters mark. But, you will have plenty of time to get used to the altitude in Kyanjin Gompa village before you ascend Chorkari RI (5050 meters).

Additionally, you will have our expert guide and porters by your side. They will match your pace and take care of everything. Keep a slow and steady pace and keep yourself hydrated.

What if I get sick in the mountains?

If you get sick in the mountains and can no longer continue the trek, we will quickly make arrangements for your rescue. However, if you can continue the trek but need a day or two for rest, the guide will take care of you. Depending on the intensity of sickness, he will help you descend if needed and when you are fine, you can continue the trek.

Please note that the aforementioned service is possible only if you book private trip. If you are in a group journey, we will rescue you promptly. But about resuming the trek, you will need to discuss with the guide.

Will I be able to extend the whole trek?

This is possible if you have private booking. You can discuss with your guide and he will forward the decision to the management and the management will quickly make arrangements. You can even customize the entire itinerary beforehand under private booking. The trip cost will be balanced accordingly. However, this service is not available for group journey.

What to do with my stuffs that I don’t need in the mountains?

You can store the stuffs you don’t need during the entire trek at the hotels in Kathmandu. The hotels have secure locker system to store your luggage and it is free of cost.

Do I need travel insurance for the Langtang Valley Trek?

Yes, you do. There are no predetermined risks in this trek, yet having travel insurance is a must when you travel Nepal or any foreign country for that matter. This is essential to prepare for unforeseen situations.

I am all set for the trip. How do I book?

Great! We can’t wait to see you trek the Langtang Valley.

Please follow this link for booking.

Link: https://www.nepalhikingteam.com/travel-guide/how-to-book/

Cost & Dates

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Lin Tao Husing , Brisbane Australia

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!

Adam Betteridge , 16 Nathan Road #01-01 Nathan Place 248742 Singapore

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!

Dheya Chovani , Barahin

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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