Langtang Valley Short TrekLangtang Valley Short Trek

Langtang Valley Short Trek-5 Days

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Challenging
  • Max. Altitude4600 meters
  • Starts/EndsSyabrubeshi/Syabrubeshi
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonSpring and Autumn
  • Quick and easy trek from Kathmandu just 122 KM away.
  • The unique blend of Tamang Culture, natural scenery, mountains, and Tibetan lifestyle.
  • Different kinds of nature and wildlife in Langtang National Park.
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa and the Local Yak Cheese Factory.
  • Kyanjin Ri and the views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri, and many more peaks.

Langtang Valley Short Trek is the ultimate journey to the north side of the Kathmandu Valley. The Langtang Valley Trek from Kathmandu is sensational and short offering dramatic mountains and landscapes. Travelers who are short on time but want to explore the hidden gem of Nepal can choose this best short trek in Nepal. This trip takes you to the North of Kathmandu at 4600 meters (Kyanjin Ri). Get to know the Tibetan Lifestyle of the Local People, Wildlife, alpine vegetation, rhododendron forests, striking landscapes, and towering peaks.

Unlike other treks in Nepal such as the Annapurna Trekor Everest Trek, the Langtang Trekking Trail is less crowded. The walk begins from Syabrubeshi and continues via Bamboo, Lama Hotel, Langtang village, and Kyanjin Gompa. Passing through the Langtang National Park and Langtang River, this journey is excellent for solitary lovers. After reaching the final destination, Kyanjin Ri, get the taste of mountain peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Ganesh Himal, Gangchempo, and many others.

Getting into the Langtang Region

The Langtang Trekking itinerary begins with the drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi. Getting into the Langtang region is quite easy. Take a public bus or private Jeep from Kathmandu and drive for 6-7 hours through the Trishuli Highway. Syabrubeshi is an attractive village at the base of the Langtang Valley. This village is the starting point for the Langtang Valley Short Trek.

Langtang Altitude

The highest altitude of the Langtang Trek is Tserko Ri at 5000 meters above sea level. Likewise, if you hike to Kyanjin Ri, its height is 4600 meters above sea level. Trekkers who choose to hike to Kyanjin Gompa only will reach 3800 meters.

Places to Visit in Langtang

Langtang National Park

The travel to Langtang Valley goes through the natural wonders of Langtang National Park. As the trail moves alongside the Langtang River, you will be absorbed in the natural serenity. Likewise, walk through the different landscapes, rhododendron forests, bamboo trees, and small rivers. Moreover, be alert to watch the unique wildlife of Langtang such as red pandas and musk deer.

Langtang Village

The Langtang village is itself a charming destination for many travelers. It is still one of the trading routes between Nepal and Tibet. As you reach this village, the local people are rebuilding their lives after the earthquake in 2015. However, the valley is nestled beautifully between two high hills and landscapes. Get a glimpse of Langtang Lirung from the Valley.

Kyanjin Gompa

After Langtang Valley, the popular place to visit during the Langtang Valley Short Trek is Kyanjin Gompa. Arriving at this Gompa, you will get to know about the calmness in the middle of soaring peaks. Moreover, it is the last stop of this trek where you can find better accommodations.

Tserko Ri Viewpoint

Hiking to Tserko Ri Viewpoint is a challenging yet rewarding experience. The viewpoint is just 5 KM away from the Kyanjin Gompa. However, it takes almost 4-5 hours to reach the top for the trekkers. Witness the majestic views of more than 20 peaks from this viewpoint. It lies at a height of 5000 meters.

Kyanjin Ri Viewpoint

Just 1.5 Km away from the Kyanjin Gompa, it is an easy hike that offers stunning views of the Himalayas. It takes only 2-3 hours to reach the top. It lies at an altitude of 4600 meters above sea level. Be ready to see 360-degree views of mountains and Kyajin Gompa from the top.

Short Langtang Trek difficulty for beginners

A journey to Langtang Valley is a reasonable walk that is accessible to all kinds of travelers. However, the short Langtang Trek can be a little challenging for beginners.

Walking for long hours

The 5-Day Langtang Valley Trek is a short trek from Kathmandu which requires 7-8 hours of walking every day. As a beginner, sometimes it can be hard to walk for long hours.

Difficult Pathways

As the trekking progresses, the trek navigates through several uphill climbs and downhill. Likewise, the walk from Doman to Lama Hotel involves a difficult trail with rocky trail. Besides that, be ready to hike along the landslide area throughout the journey.

Demands Physical Stamina

Langtang Valley Short Trek demands reasonable physical fitness to finish the trip successfully. Doing regular exercises helps to increase the stamina and endurance. Meanwhile, this trek doesn’t require technical skills, it is helpful to have physical training. Practice some exercises such as running, jogging, swimming, skipping, and some strength training.

Altitude sickness on Langtang Trek

It is common to get some signs of mountain sickness while walking at high altitudes. Moreover, trekking at high altitudes at a fast pace can be exhausting. It can cause altitude sickness if you are a beginner. Hence, drinking plenty of water and healthy meals during the trek is important.

Side trips to Gosainkunda and Helambu

Langtang Region Trekking offers unique side trips that allow you to discover different perspectives of the Himalayas. Tamang Heritage Trail, Gosainkunda Pass, Ganja La Pass Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek, and Yala Peak climbing are other popular treks in Langtang.

Book the Langtang Trek in Nepal with Mountain Eco Trails

To book the Langtang Trek online, you can always trust Mountain Eco Trails. Our trekking experts are online 24/7 to help you in planning your Langtang trip. However, if you are not happy with the Langtang Valley Short Trek itinerary then we give a customized itinerary that suits your time and interest. Moreover, to know more about the Langtang Valley Trek cost, feel free to get in touch with us. Besides this trip, we organize Gosainkunda Trekking, Tamang Heritage Trek, and Helambu Trek.


The trip starts early in the morning around 6 am and heads towards north of the Kathmandu. Your private Jeep will pick you up from the Hotel. The route follows the countryside Trishuli Highway. Enjoy the views of local towns, and farmlands along the way.

Driving through the highway, you will find many checkposts. Likewise, after 2-3 hours, the offroad track comes up which is kind of adventurous. After getting our entry card at Dunche, the drive continues to Syabrubeshi. If the road condition beyond the Syabubeshi is good then Jeep will take you to Doman, which will cut off almost 4 Km of hiking. From here, the walk ascends the hill through the forest and reaches Bamboo in an hour. Overnight stay at Bamboo.

  • Max Altitude:1950 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea house
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Lunch & Dinner

The last day was quite long, with a drive and a little walk. Today, you will wake up early and have a mountain breakfast before setting off for another long day. You will usually walk through the forest and bank of the Langtang River. Walking an hour will take you to the Lama Hotel. From here another 3-4 hours of walk through the forest takes you to Langtang Village. Overnight stay at Langtang Village.

  • Max Altitude:3450 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today’s walk will lead you to the famous Kyanjin Gompa and Kyanjin Ri. The trail is gentle and easy from Langtang to Kyanjin through the bank of the Langtang River. It takes an hour and a half to reach Kyanjin Ri. Here, you will have a light Lunch and hike to Kyanjin Ri. This viewpoint offers outstanding views of surrounding peaks. After spending some time here, the hike will return to Kyanjin Gompa to stay overnight.

  • Max Altitude:3800 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner

Time to return after a short hike in the Langtang valley. Retrace the same route from yesterday and hike down to the Lama Hotel today. Today’s walk will be down through the bamboo and rhododendron forest. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

  • Max Altitude:2500 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On the final day of the Langtang Valley Short Trek, bid goodbye to the Langtang Region. Another day of downhill walk through the forest and cross several suspension bridges. Your Jeep is waiting for you at Doman/Syabrubeshi to take you back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be dropped to your hotel.

  • Max Altitude:1350 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast & Lunch

The itinerary is subject to change according to the needs and interests of our clients. If you want a customized itinerary you can feel free to contact us.

What's Included
  • International airport pick-up and drop-off by private vehicle.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit Card
  • Trekker’s Information Management System Permit Card.
  • Kathmandu-Sybrubeshi-Kathmandu private Jeep costs.
  • Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • 3 cups of any kind of hot drink (Tea and Coffee Items)
  • Accommodation during the trek on a sharing basis.
  • Well-qualified and government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Expenses of guide including his salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance.
  • Government and Local Taxes.
What's not Excluded
  • Travel Insurance and rescue operation bills.
  • All the personal expenses like extra hot drinks, hot shower, Wi-Fi, battery charge, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation in Trekking and Kathmandu if in case of early arrival or due to weather conditions, which is not in our hands.
  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Tips to Guide.
Good to Know

What to pack for Langtang Trek?

While trekking in Langtang, you need the necessary trekking gear.

Clothing and Footwear

  • Base layers tops and bottoms.
  • Fleece or down jackets.
  • Waterproof jackets.
  • Trekking pants and shorts.
  • Long sleeve warm t-shirts and half sleeve drying t-shirts.
  • Warm hats, scarves, and caps.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Underwear.
  • Hiking Boot
  • Flipflop.

Trekking Gear and Personal gear.

  • Backpack 50-60 liters.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Water bottles and purification tablets
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal Toiletries like toothbrush, soap, toothpaste, etc.
  • Towel, Hand sanitizer, wet wipes, sunscreen, and first aid kit.
  • Extra battery backup, chargers, and camera.

Hotels in Langtang Valley

Mountain Eco Trails ensures you will be provided with the best available hotels during the trek. In Langtang, hotels are common and basic. They are also known as Tea houses. Along the trek these teahouses seem simple but will meet your expectations after a long walk. The rooms are in a sharing basis with two beds, mattresses, blankets, and pillows.

Meals to eat during the Langtang Trekking

During the Langtang Valley Short Trek, eating nutritious meals is very essential. We recommend eating vegetarian meals and soups to get more energy for the trek. For breakfast, you can choose a bread omelet, muesli, porridge, chapati, scrambled eggs, or any breakfast set. Likewise, for lunch and dinner, Daal Bhat, vegetable soups, Pizza, Rolls, Noodles, Macaroni, and many other items.

Transportation during the trip

On this journey, you will use a private Jeep for two-way transportation. A Jeep will pick you up from your hotel approximately at 6 am. Then driving for the next 6-7 hours, it will take you to Syabrubeshi, the starting point of the trek. Likewise, after completing the trip, the same Jeep will pick you up and drop you to the hotel in Kathmandu.

Note: Using a private Jeep is easy, comfortable, and saves your time for this short visit to Langtang.

Permit cards for the Langtang Trekking

Without the permit cards, you can’t enter the Langtang National Park and do this trek. Hence, we will get the permit cards for you which are included in this trekking package. Langtang National Park Entrance Permit and TIMs are necessary cards to have before the trek.

Best time to go to Langtang Trek

Just like other trekking and tours in Nepal, the months of Spring and Autumn are the right time to embark on this adventure. These months offer the best and clearest mountain views. Likewise, the weather and temperature are moderate. The Langtang Trekking route is in good condition during these times. However, you may meet fellow trekkers along the trail during this time.

  • This short Langtang Trekking takes 5 days to complete.

  • It requires a good physical state to cover 10-12 km in a day walking for 7-8 hours. Hence, even regular trekkers may find it hard to cover all the physical and mental demands. This short trek can be graded as fairly difficult.

  • Yes, most of the teahouses sell mineral water. It costs between 1-2 USD per bottle.

  • Your meals, accommodations, guide fees, and transportations are covered by us. However, for your expenses like Wi-Fi, hot shower, drinks, etc. you must carry some amount. We suggest carrying NRP 2000-3000 per day for your expenses.

  • Yes, apart from Lama Hotel, all the teahouses offer Wi-Fi and a Hot shower. Although you have to pay around $2-4 per shower.

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