Langtang Valley Trek

  • Duration
    10 days
  • Trip Grade
    Easy, Moderate
  • Max Altitude
    5050 Meters
  • Group Size
    Min. 1 People
  • Best Time
    March-May & Sept-Dec

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 Expand all

Day 01 - Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu! Our enthusiastic team will be thrilled to introduce you to the exciting capital of Nepal. We’ll meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport when you arrive before traveling to your luxurious hotel in town. You’ll have the chance to get checked in before sitting down with one of our representatives to prepare for your upcoming adventure. We’ll discuss the trekking route, trail conditions, and other vital information.

Depending on the arrival time of your flight, you might choose to spend the evening exploring the nearby markets and restaurants. The tourist neighborhood of Thamel is especially colorful, with plenty of unique curios and other souvenirs available to purchase. You’ll spend the night here in Kathmandu.

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

Your day begins with an early breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu before departing for a bus trip to the trailhead city of Syabrubesi, where the Langtang Valley Trek begins. This half-day road trip follows the road alongside the Trishuli River.

As you travel through green fields approaching the town of Dhunche, you’ll start to get a good look at the lofty Ganesh Himal range of mountains. The tallest peaks here rise higher than 7,000 meters above the cultivated terraces carved into the hillsides below. Past Dhunche, the road becomes a bit bumpier on the final stretch to Syabrubesi—but with every twist and turn in the road, you’ll glimpse a new and spectacular panorama of green hills and snowbound summits. When you arrive in Syabrubesi, you’ll be on the fringes of the Langtang National Park: a genuine wilderness and the first Himalayan national park established in Nepal. You’ll overnight in one of the comfortable guesthouses here in town; today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.


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

Sit down to a hearty breakfast in Syabrubesi this morning; your adventure on the Langtang Valley Trek is about to begin! Today’s route should take approximately five hours of steady hiking. You’ll begin by following a path alongside the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola rivers, periodically crossing suspension bridges to reach the opposite bank. As you approach the village of Bamboo, you’ll notice a landslide zone where falling rocks have cascaded down the steep mountainside. We’ll pass this section of trail to reach the community of Rimche, where you might consider stopping for lunch. Past the village, you’ll enter a forest of oak and rhododendron, along with the occasional waterfall punctuating the greenery. This is prime wildlife habitat: keep your eyes peeled for animals like the rhesus macaque and red panda. Your path continues through the forest to reach the hillside settlements of Gumanechok and Lama Hotel. There are plenty of guesthouses available in Lama Hotel; you’ll spend the night here. Today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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

Ascending from Lama Hotel, your path now rises above the Langtang Khola river and rewards you with a marvelous glimpse of Langtang Lirung. At approximately 7,227 meters, this is the highest peak of the Langtang Himal range.

Trekking on, you’ll soon find yourself in Ghoda Tabela, a region of nomadic camps and farmhouses. The meadows here are dotted with horses and donkeys raised for transportation purposes. After passing through a checkpoint, you’ll encounter more pasturelands, where you’ll get a good look at that iconic high-altitude beast of burden: the yak. From here, you’ll follow the trail past ethnic Tamang households decorated with Buddhist prayer flags and prayer wheels.

The next point of interest on today’s hike is Langtang Village, which sits at an altitude of about 3,500 meters. Pay your respects at the memorial to those lost in the 2015 earthquake before moving on to the town of Mundu.

You’ll stop here for the night to enjoy guesthouse accommodation with great mountain views. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner today are included.

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

Get ready to feast your eyes on the most spectacular scenery of the entire Langtang Valley Trek! After enjoying a leisurely breakfast in Mundu, you’ll hit the trail and pass through the settlements of Singdum and Yamphu.

Today’s hike will take you across several bridges; one particularly beautiful crossing passes over the glacial meltwaters of the Laja Khola river. You’ll encounter a tremendous variety of prayer wheels, chortens, and mani walls on the way. Mani walls are comprised of stones carved or painted with Buddhist mantras and should always be passed on the left; there is an especially long mani wall on the approach to Kyanjin Gompa.

This village itself is packed with guesthouses and bakeries, but the principal feature of Kyanjin Gompa is the mountainside monastery which shares its name. From this splendid vantage point, you can see the dramatic flow of ice coursing through the glaciated faces of Langtang Lirung.

Enjoy these stunning views before turning in at your guesthouse for the night; breakfast, lunch, and dinner today are included.


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

Kyanjin Gompa will serve as your base for today’s exploration of the outlying mountains. Before setting out, take some time to visit the local monastery. Its construction is relatively simple, but it’s imbued with an unmistakable antiquity and enhanced by the spectacular backdrop of the Langtang range.

You can also visit one of the local coffee shops for an authentic Italian roast or check out a nearby cheese factory for a delicious sample of yak cheese. When you’re ready to stretch your legs, you can follow one of several routes from town to earn some wonderful views. The best day hike from here takes you to the fantastic viewpoint of Cherko Ri at 5,050 meters. The round trip takes about seven hours and will reward you with a superlative panorama of Langtang Lirung, Gyanghempo, Langshisa Ri, and several other snowcapped giants.

This evening, you’ll return to Kyanjin Gompa to enjoy dinner before spending another night at your guesthouse in town. Today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

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

After enjoying two nights in Kyanjin Gompa, it’s time to bid farewell to this uniquely enchanting mountain town. Today’s hike will retrace your steps back to Lama Hotel. Now that you’re descending, the same route that required two full days on the way up can now be accomplished in just five or six hours. As you carefully traverse this steep path through tranquil forests and pastoral villages, you’ll see the Himalayan peaks that rise above the trail from a different direction. In some ways, the mountain scenery takes on a different character when viewed from this fresh perspective. To make the most of these views, you might consider stopping for lunch in Langtang Village.

Today’s trek will come to its conclusion when you reach Lama Hotel, where you’ll overnight in a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner today are included.

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

Today is your last full day of hiking on the Langtang Valley Trek. Take the time to savor breakfast this morning; most of your hike today will be downhill, and you’ll only be on the trail for another five or six hours. You’ll pass a number of familiar suspension bridges and waterfalls; if you’re a photography enthusiast, take advantage of this opportunity to capture these sights from a completely new angle.

Your return hike also brings you back through the final stretch of the Langtang National Park. Be on the lookout to catch one last glimpse of any wildlife moving furtively about in the treetops before you return to civilization. When you arrive in Syabrubesi, the comparatively busy streets of town may come as a surprise after trekking in the isolated mountains for a week. Take this opportunity to unwind over a relaxing dinner or drink while reflecting on your trekking accomplishments.

You’ll spend the night in a guesthouse, and today’s breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 09 - Drive Back to Kathmandu

Today you’ll be leaving Syabrubesi after successfully completing the Langtang Valley Trek. The memories you’ve made of quiet mountain towns, glaciated peaks crowned with plumes of snow, and friendly faces of Langtang villagers are sure to stick with you forever. You’ll have plenty of time to reflect on your fondest recollections during the drive back to Kathmandu, which should take approximately seven hours.

Enjoy this final roadside glimpse of rural Nepal before returning to the country’s capital, where your journey began just one week ago. After checking in at your hotel in Kathmandu, you can make the most of your last night in Nepal by enjoying a celebratory drink or lavish meal at one of the city’s best restaurants.

This is also an excellent chance to grab any last-minute souvenirs or keepsakes to commemorate your visit to Nepal. You’ll spend the night here in Kathmandu; today’s breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 10 - Departure

After breakfast this morning, it’s time to say goodbye to the colorful chaos of Kathmandu. A representative from Nepal Hiking Team will meet you at the hotel to take you to Tribhuvan International Airport approximately three hours before the scheduled departure time of your international flight.

We trust that your time in Nepal has gifted you with memories you’ll always cherish, and we can’t wait to welcome you back soon!


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.

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.

Upcoming Trip Departure
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available
Check Available Dates
Trip Start DateTrip End DatePriceAvailabilityBook
24 Nov, 202003 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
27 Nov, 202006 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
30 Nov, 202009 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
01 Dec, 202010 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
03 Dec, 202012 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
06 Dec, 202015 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
09 Dec, 202018 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
12 Dec, 202021 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
15 Dec, 202024 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
18 Dec, 202027 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
21 Dec, 202030 Dec, 2020 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
23 Dec, 202001 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
25 Dec, 202003 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
28 Dec, 202006 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
30 Dec, 202008 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
01 Jan, 202110 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
03 Jan, 202112 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
05 Jan, 202114 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
07 Jan, 202116 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
08 Jan, 202117 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
09 Jan, 202118 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
12 Jan, 202121 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
15 Jan, 202124 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
19 Jan, 202128 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
22 Jan, 202131 Jan, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
24 Jan, 202102 Feb, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
26 Jan, 202104 Feb, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
29 Jan, 202107 Feb, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
01 Feb, 202110 Feb, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
04 Feb, 202113 Feb, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
09 Feb, 202118 Feb, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
12 Feb, 202121 Feb, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
18 Feb, 202127 Feb, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
21 Feb, 202102 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
24 Feb, 202105 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
28 Feb, 202109 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
03 Mar, 202112 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
07 Mar, 202116 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
09 Mar, 202118 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
12 Mar, 202121 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
18 Mar, 202127 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
21 Mar, 202130 Mar, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
30 Mar, 202108 Apr, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
01 Apr, 202110 Apr, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
07 Apr, 202116 Apr, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
15 Apr, 202124 Apr, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
19 Apr, 202128 Apr, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
24 Apr, 202103 May, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
28 Apr, 202107 May, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
03 May, 202112 May, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
09 May, 202118 May, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
12 May, 202121 May, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
18 May, 202127 May, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
25 May, 202103 Jun, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
29 May, 202107 Jun, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
01 Jun, 202110 Jun, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
05 Jun, 202114 Jun, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
15 Jun, 202124 Jun, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
18 Aug, 202127 Aug, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
24 Aug, 202102 Sep, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
28 Aug, 202106 Sep, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
01 Sep, 202110 Sep, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
09 Sep, 202118 Sep, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
18 Sep, 202127 Sep, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
21 Sep, 202130 Sep, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
25 Sep, 202104 Oct, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
29 Sep, 202108 Oct, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
01 Oct, 202110 Oct, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
09 Oct, 202118 Oct, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
12 Oct, 202121 Oct, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
18 Oct, 202127 Oct, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
24 Oct, 202102 Nov, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
28 Oct, 202106 Nov, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
03 Nov, 202112 Nov, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
07 Nov, 202116 Nov, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
15 Nov, 202124 Nov, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
27 Nov, 202106 Dec, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
30 Nov, 202109 Dec, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
01 Dec, 202110 Dec, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
07 Dec, 202116 Dec, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
14 Dec, 202123 Dec, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
18 Dec, 202127 Dec, 2021 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
25 Dec, 202103 Jan, 2022 US$ 750Guaranteed Book Now
29 Dec, 202107 Jan, 2022 US$ 750Guaranteed

Private trips are available on any date of your choice at any time of the year. Let us know about your preferred travel dates and we shall organize it as per your convenience. Get in touch with us via bellow contact us form.

  • 8 + 6 =


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!


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:

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.