Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Activities:
Trekking and Hiking
Duration
10 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy, Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    5050 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 People
  • Meals
    Breakfast in Kathmandu/Full board Meals During trek 
  • Best Time
    March-May & Sept-Dec 
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Teahouse

Trip Overview

Just 19 miles north of Kathmandu lies Nepal’s spectacular Valley of Glaciers. This is the Langtang Valley, where more than 70 glaciers adorn the mighty Himalayan peaks of the Langtang Himal range. Your adventure on the Langtang Valley Trek begins from the little town of Syabrubesi, just a few hours from Kathmandu. You’ll get a good look at the rural countryside of Nepal during your short drive from the capital, before plunging into a wilderness of sky-scraping mountains, winding trails, sparkling rivers, crystalline lakes, and tranquil villages.

The Langtang Valley Trek is without a doubt one of the best short hikes you’ll find in all of Nepal, and the Himalayan scenery here is truly second to none. Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, and Dorje Lhakpa are just a few of the most recognizable summits which rise above this astounding valley. These mountains also keep watch over one of the richest ecosystems in the entire country: Langtang National Park.

Langtang National Park encompasses more than 1,710 square kilometers of rugged Himalayan wilderness. The park’s terrain ranges from tropical lowland jungles to icy high-altitude glaciers. With such a wide array of habitats, it’s no wonder that the park is something of a paradise for Himalayan wildlife. During the Langtang Valley trek, you might come across some of Nepal’s rarest and most beautiful animals, like the arboreal red panda or the mountain-loving Himalayan tahr. Langtang National Park is also home to musk deer, snow leopard, and hundreds of bird species. Birdwatchers will be especially excited to catch a glimpse of Nepal’s own national bird: the Danphe, or Himalayan monal. The male of this pheasant species can be recognized by its vivid iridescent plumage; it’s regarded as an iconic symbol of this flagship Himalayan national park. And when you’re on the Langtang Valley Trek, you’ll be hiking right through the heart of its territory.

But there’s more to the Langtang Valley Trek than mountains and wildlife. The highlands on this unique hiking trail are populated by Tamang, Newari, and Sherpa villagers whose culture is influenced by the Buddhist religious traditions of Tibet. The best place to become acquainted with this timeless way of life is at the settlement of Kyanjin Gompa, which you’ll reach on the fifth day of our Langtang Valley Trek itinerary. The monastery at Kyanjin Gompa is set against an incredible backdrop of Himalayan summits and flanked with ancient chortens and freestanding prayer flags snapping in the wind. Inside, you’ll find colorful thangkas, or silk paintings, believed to be hundreds of years old. The monastery also houses antique depictions of the Buddha cast in clay and metal, enveloped in a fragrant atmosphere of incense and smoking butter lamps. Thanks in no small part to these alluring cultural treasures, your experience in the Langtang Valley will be one to remember.

Highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek

Those who have trekked in the Langtang Valley are already in on the secret: this part of Nepal is home to some of the most varied landscapes and captivating cultural experiences that you’ll find in a single short trek. The trail starts at the town of Syabrubesi, where you can feel the excitement of the trekking community bubbling just under the surface. From here, trekkers will venture through forested valleys and climb high ridges, gaining spectacular views of major Himalayan peaks like Langtang Lirung, Gyanghempo, and the distinctive pyramid of Dorje Lhakpa. The trek also passes through quiet farmlands and alongside calm, mysterious lakes. The scenic highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek are perhaps at their best in Kyanjin Gompa, which is also home to the region’s principal monastery. This ancient temple houses colorful traditional artwork and a variety of fascinating religious instruments. Elsewhere on the trek, you’ll encounter villagers of Tamang, Newari, and Sherpa backgrounds. These cultures maintain their own rich customs, which can be seen in their clothing, handcrafted goods, and architecture. The chance to interact with these friendly locals in such a remarkable environment is undoubtedly one of the foremost highlights of the Langtang Valley Trek.

Is the Langtang Valley Trek Difficult?

The Langtang Valley Trek is a shorter trek that’s relatively easy to access, taking hikers through a wide variety of gorgeous alpine scenery. For these reasons, the trek is a tantalizing prospect to many adventurous travelers. But just how difficult is it? While you’ll reach a maximum altitude of just over 5,000 meters, much of the trail along this route is actually flat or ascends only gradually. An expert guide from Nepal Hiking Team will also be there to ensure that you hike at a steady pace and rest frequently to ensure that your body has the chance to acclimatize safely. With this in mind, we consider the Langtang Valley Trek to be only moderately difficult. No prior experience is required, but potential trekkers should be in reasonably fit condition. We recommend regular cardiovascular exercise, such as walking, running, or swimming, in order to prepare for high-altitude hiking in the Langtang Himalayas. With a bit of preparation and a little help from your partners at Nepal Hiking Team, you’re sure to have an unforgettable journey in one of the country’s most scenic mountain landscapes.

Best Time of Year for the Langtang Valley Trek

Trekking seasons in Nepal are driven by the timing of the summer monsoon. While you can certainly enjoy the Langtang Valley Trek at this time of year, the heavy rains can make the trails more difficult and obscure some of the better mountain views. Trekking during the winter months is also possible, although the possibility of inclement weather can make for uncomfortable conditions and snowbound trails. Most trekkers prefer to embark upon the Langtang Valley Trek in spring or autumn. In Nepal, spring occurs between the months of February and May. Wildflowers and rhododendron blooms appear around every corner at this time of year, and you’ll take pleasure in long days with plenty of sun. If you visit between September and November, you’ll be hiking during autumn. Clear blue skies, cool temperatures, fresh air, and unparalleled mountain views are the order of the day during this time of year. But if you haven’t yet decided when you’ll be hiking in Nepal, don’t worry—we can accommodate your needs to deliver the ultimate trekking experience in any season.

Is the Langtang Valley Trek Right for Me?

With winding rivers, wooded valleys, and high ridges that ascend to walls of sheer ice, the Langtang Valley Trek is perfect for travelers who want to experience the tremendous diversity of scenery in the Nepali Himalaya. This itinerary also passes through a number of small villages, where you’ll have the chance to become acquainted with the day-to-day lifestyle of remote mountainside settlements. You’ll start the Langtang Valley Trek at the trailhead town of Syabrubesi, which is easy to access from Kathmandu by road.  This allows you to skip the possibility of internal flight delays or inconvenient cancellations. Another advantage is that the entire trek can be completed in just over one week. Getting to enjoy the spectacular sights of the Langtang Himal range and the cultural splendor of Kyanjin Gompa in such a short period of time is a genuine privilege. However, there are other options in the Langtang region.

If you’re interested in this itinerary but would like to incorporate the added excitement of a helicopter flight, consider our popular Langtang Valley Heli Trek package. And if you have any questions about which itinerary is right for you, don’t hesitate to drop us a line.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

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

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

Day 04: Trek to Mundu (3543 m/11621 ft ) via Langtang Village (3430 m/ 11250 ft) Duration: 6 Hours

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

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

Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2500m/8200ft); Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 08: Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1462m/4795ft); Duration: 5-6 hours

Day 09: Drive Back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure

Cost Includes

  • Picking up, and dropping off to the airport by private vehicle.
  • Public bus fare from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi, and Syabrubensi to Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights.
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee during the trek.
  • Accommodation at best available lodge during the trek.
  • 1 highly experienced, helpful & friendly guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and insurance.
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag that is needed during the trek.
  • A t-shirt from the Nepal Hiking Team.
  • A permit from Langtang National Park.
  • TIMS fee- Trekkers Information Management System (Please bring your 3 passport photos).
  • Government taxes & office service charge.

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Transportation by our private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Syabrubensi to Kathmandu which can cost around USD 280.00 extra for the round trips.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa: you can get a visa easily when you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the $50 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the $100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos).
  • 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 driver.

FAQs

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

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

  • Wasn’t Langtang region affected by 2015 earthquake?

  • What type of Transportation do you provide?

  • How is the accommodation like during the trek?

  • What about food and drinking water during the trek?

  • Will I get to have hot showers during the trek?

  • What is the condition of toilets during the trek?

  • Can I get a private room during the trek?

  • What is the total walking distance in Langtang valley trek?

  • What gears do I need?

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

  • Can I charge my devices?

  • Do I have to pay for the permits?

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

  • What if I get sick in the mountains?

  • Will I be able to extend the whole trek?

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

  • Do I need travel insurance for the Langtang Valley Trek?

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

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
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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

Emily May Malfatti, Canada 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.
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.
Melissa Goodman, Vancouver, Canada 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!