Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

Activities:
Trekking
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 30 km away in the north of Kathmandu valley is the enriching trekking destination of Nepal. With more than 70 glaciers embellishing the mighty Himalayan peaks of Langtang Himal, Langtang valley is simply a fantastic place to be. Langtang valley trek adventure begins from Syabrubensi via the rural villages of Langtang valley. The Langtang district is the third most well-known trekking area of Nepal. Nevertheless, unlike popular trails like Annapurna and Everest, Langtang is a traffic-free trekking region. Langtang has numerous things making the trip here to be worthy. For instance, there’s a broad scope of mountains, and its ease of access is few perks of the Langtang valley trek.

Starting from Syabru Bensi at 1470 meters, the journey brings trekkers to beautiful Kyanjin Gompa at 3870 meters. Trekkers come across this height, bypassing several attractive ethnic villages and beguiling mountain sceneries. All through the journey, travelers come across Tamang and Sherpa ethnic towns surrounded by icy masses and peaks on the outskirt of Tibet. Similarly, the trekking path offers extraordinary various landscapes and cultures. The views of the mountains, specifically from Chorkari Ri, are simply breathtaking. Chorkari Ri is the vantage point at the height of 5050 in Kyanjin Gompa from where majestic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Kimshung (6781m), and Langshisha Ri (6370m).

Moreover, the trek is not all about mountains and their warm people. The walk encompasses meandering through dense forests of Langtang National Park. Langtang National Park covers the tropical lowland jungles to icy high altitude glaciers. The parks home arboreal red panda, Himalayan Tahr, Danphe, Himalayan monal, snow leopard, and many more. Thus, the region is a wonderland for bird watchers and animal lovers. Its vast jungle terrain and open pastureland are other stunning features of the Langtang valley trek.

Overall, traveling to this region will surely enjoy their time by indulging in the Himalayas and jungles’ serene beauty. And at the same time, experiencing the magnificent cultures and traditions of the Tamang and Sherpa community. Therefore, embark on the Langtang valley trek to take a glimpse of Nepal’s pastoral life before diving into a wilderness of sky-scraping mountains and crystalline lakes.

Trek Highlights

  • Navigate the Langtang National Park, which treasures rare Himalayan flora and animals
  • Encounter Tamang and Sherpa people and learn about their unique culture which is very similar to Tibetan culture.
  • Explore Kyanjin Gompa, nestled against a stunning background of Himalayan peaks and surrounded by old chortens and freestanding prayer flags that sway in the breeze.
  • The excursion takes you through lush yak pastures and allows you to photograph these high-altitude hairy animals.
  • From the renowned vantage point, Chorkari Ri, see a 360-degree vista of icy glaciers, Himalayan summits, and Tibetan summits (5050m)

Langtang Valley Trek Difficulty

This is a moderate hike. The trail gradually ascends, allowing trekkers to quickly adjust to the altitude. Furthermore, our expert guide will oversee your progress so that you may complete the hike smoothly. Again, this is a 10-day expedition culminating at the trek’s highest point, Chorkari Ri, at 5050m. This is a well-known vantage point for seeing the Langtang range and its mountains up close. Even though it is a moderate hike, we recommend that anybody trying this journey do at least a few months in advance physical training and exercise. Because trekkers will be walking for 4 – 5 hours daily at a high elevation, which can be tough on the body. Hence prior training and preparation are essential so that your body can accommodate quickly to increasing height.

Best time for Langtang Valley Trek

The weather is one of the most important factors to consider when deciding on the Langtang Valley Trek. The best time for Langtang Valley Trek would be the spring and autumn season due to their favorable weather. However, the hike is attainable during winter and monsoon season but with extra care and attention. During the monsoon season, the roads will be slippery, and there is a chance of landslides blocking the trails. But if you are keen to see lush valleys engraved in the color of the green and misty environment along with a crowd-less route, then, of course, you should opt for the Langtang Valley trek during monsoon season.

Similarly, the mountain views are most spectacular during the winter season, and if you do not mind the cold crispy air and cold weather, you may opt for the trek around this time. However, do not opt for solo trekking and without proper trekking gears and guidance.

Spring and autumn season is favorable for almost all trekking regions in Nepal. Thus, the Langtang valley trek is no exception. During the spring season, the valleys are green and mixed with a shade of pink and red color as it is also the season of flowers blooming. Hence the trail will be covered with rhododendron flowers and other flowers that are bloomed in this region. Likewise, days are sunny with bearable heat, and nights are filled with crisp air. Similarly, the autumn season is best known for offering majestic mountain vistas over the clear blue skies. And with moderately perfect temperature, you will love the essence of the place while trekking in this season.

Is Langtang Valley trek the right journey to be on?

Well, there are several treks in Nepal which might be more captivating than the Langtang valley trek. But people individually have different preferences and opinions. What people on the Langtang valley trek can expect is a gradually elevating journey? Langtang valley trek is suitable for beginners, and it is easy to accommodate the trekker’s body to changing elevation. In this incredible journey, people can also expect fantastic mountain panoramas and the most unique culture of the distinct inhabitants. As you go higher, trekkers come across gigantic snow-capped mountains and distinctive cultures of Tibetan origin, known as the Lama and Tamang ethnic groups. Within 10 days, trekkers can witness intriguing landscapes in the country and a tremendous diversified culture. Nevertheless, if you are looking for something short, we have 8 days of Langtang Valley Heli Trek. Or looking for an extraordinary and long trekking experience, do check Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

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 at 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 the 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 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
  • Private Journey

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!