Langtang Valley TrekLangtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude4773 meters
  • Starts/EndsSyabrubeshi/Syabrubeshi
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax
  • Best SeasonAutumn and Spring
Highlights
  • Discover Langtang National Park with spectacular views of mountain vistas.
  • Experience Tibetan and Buddhist culture during the trek.
  • Astounding views of 365-degree mountains from Tserko Ri and Kyangin Ri.
  • Hike through beautiful rhododendron forests.
  • Visit the charming Kyanjin Monastery.

Langtang Valley Trek is Nepal's most underrated classic trek near the Kathmandu Valley. Leave the chaos and crowds of Kathmandu Valley behind and explore the awe-inspiring Langtang Valley. However, most trekkers are still unaware of this delightful trek in the remote areas of the Langtang region. The trek takes you to the highest elevation of 4000 meters. However, if you climb Tserko Ri, the highest altitude is 5000 meters.

Trekking to Langtang Valley begins with the 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. After that, the trek takes you through Sherpa and Tamang villages to the Langtang Valley. The moment you enter Lama Hotel, views of Langtang Lirung (724in) in the distance can be seen. Similarly, passing through Langtang National Park, experience the varieties of flora and fauna, Yak pasture, and the fast-flowing Langtang River.

How long is the Langtang Valley Trek?

Trekking to Langtang region is approximately 77km which includes climbing Kyanjin Ri. However, if you decide to climb Tserko Ri add around 10 km to your trip. The best itinerary for the Langtang trek is of 6-7 days. But, you can also combine this trek with Tamang Heritage Trek adding 3-4 more days.

Weather in Langtang Valley

It is very important to know the weather of any particular trekking route so that no trekkers can enjoy the views of Himalayan peaks without any disturbance. The best seasons to do Langtang Trek are Autumn and Spring. In these two seasons, the temperature is very moderate, and wonderful mountain views can be witnessed. The temperature is around 5-7 degrees Celsius during the Autumn season. Whereas during the Spring season, the temperature gets around 12-15 degrees Celsius. But during the night, the temperature might get chilly.

During the months of Summer which is also a monsoon season in Nepal, this trekking is not recommended. The highest temperature during the summer is 30 degrees Celsius in the lower region. Moreover, during monsoons, there is always the risk of muddy and wet trails, which can also be dangerous. Likewise, during the winter season, there is always a high chance of snowfall, making the trail a bit difficult. The temperature goes down to -1 to -3 degrees Celsius or more during the winter.

Langtang Valley Trek Permit requirement

Before heading on the Langtang trek, you should be aware of two permits required for the Langtang trek. TIMS and Langtang National Park Entry Permit are the two permits you need.

TIMs Card

TIMs card also varies, either if you are an individual trekker or in a group joining trekker. If you are an individual trekker then you get a Green Card that costs USD 20. Whereas, if you are a group trekker you get a Blue TIMS card that costs USD 10. And, if you are from SAARC countries, you get a pink one that costs 6 USD.

Langtang National Park Entry Permit

Trekking to any part of the Langtang region, you will trek through Langtang National Park. So, you need to get a special permit card- Langtang National Permit Card. It costs you USD 30. Likewise, for the SAARC countries tourists, it costs USD 15.

Note: Both the Langtang National Permit card and TIMS are available in Tourism Board Kathmandu. But you can also buy them in Dhunche.

Itinerary

The first day of your trip is in the vehicle the whole day long till Syabrubesi. However, the journey offers some of beautiful green hills, the Trishuli river, and some glimpses of mountains if the weather is clear. The highway at some point is off-road. So, be ready for this adventurous journey. We stay overnight at Syabrubeshi.

  • Max Altitude:1550 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will take our first step by foot toward Lama Hotel. The trail goes through the green forests with Langtang Lirung in the distance. Mostly the trek goes along the bamboo forests and takes us to a bamboo village. Along the trail,  there used to be many tea houses before the 2015 earthquake. But, the devastating earthquake back in 2015 destroyed all the houses and tea houses along the trail. We stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

  • Max Altitude:2380 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After having delicious breakfast early in the morning, we trek for 2 hours through pine and rhododendron forests. Upon reaching Ghodatabela, we enter green pasture and witness the views of Langtang Range. Furthermore, the hike of 2-3 hours from Ghodatabela takes you to Langtang village. Overnight stay at Langtang village

  • Max Altitude:2470 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today if we walk at a good pace for 3 hours then, we can reach Kyanjin Gompa by Noon. So, we will have leisure time to acclimatize ourselves. After having lunch and a little bit of rest, explore the Kyanjin Gompa and Yaak Cheese factory around Kyanjin. The hike around the Kyanjin allows you to experience the local lifestyle. Overnight stay at Kyanjin Gompa.

  • Max Altitude:3870
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunc, Dinner

Today is the exciting day of this Short Langtang Trek. We wake up early in the morning to hike to the Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri. Kyanjin Ri lies at an elevation of 4773m, whereas Tserko Ri lies at 5150 meters. Both of the vantage point offers blistering views of mountain vistas like Langtang ranges, Ganesh Himal, Mt, Dorje Lakpa, and many other snowcapped peaks. If you climb Tserko Ri, you get the opportunity to witness Langtang Glaciers as well. After hiking up to Vantage Point, we return to Kyanjin Gompa to stay overnight.

  • Max Altitude:4773 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:3-4 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is the longest walk during the whole trip while returning to Lama Hotel. The walk isn’t that difficult as we go all the way downhill throughout the whole day. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.

  • Max Altitude:2340 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the final day of the trek. Have breakfast and start the day through the forests following the trails of Bamboo and Rimche villages. Overnight stay at Syabrubesi.

  • Max Altitude:1550 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a last sip of tea or coffee from your trip at Syabrubesi and start your journey driving back to Kathmandu retracing the same highway during the start of your trek. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

 

  • Max Altitude:1400 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast
What's Included

Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu-Syabrubeshi-Kathmandu Public Vehicle fare.
  • Guide expenses for 8 days including his salary, meals, accommodations, and insurance. 
  • Meals and Accommodations during the trek.
  • Trekkers Information Management System Card.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • All Government and Local Taxes.
What's not Excluded

Costs Excludes:

  • Personal Expenses like drinks and other beverages.
  • Rescue and Evacuation costs.
  • Travel Insurance costs.
  • Tips to Guide.
  • Hotels in Kathmandu
FAQs
  • The trek typically around 7-9 days to complete, depending on the pace and itinerary chosen.

  • The best time to do the Langtang Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally favorable and views are stunning.

  • You will need to obtain a Langtang National Park entry permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) cards are required and can be obtained in Kathmandu.

  • Langtang Valley Trek is moderately challenging and suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness

  • The highest point you reach during the Langtang Trek is Kyanjin Ri, which stands at 4500 meters above sea level. If we extend your itinerary and add another night, you can even reach higher Tserko Ri, which is at an altitude of 5000 meters. Both of these locations provide stunning mountain and valley views.

  • While trekking along the Langtang trail, you will encounter mobile network coverage and intermittent internet connectivity in certain sections. However, at higher elevations, the connection may be slow and less reliable. For dependable internet access, it is recommended to purchase a local SIM card with a data plan in Kathmandu before commencing the trek.

  • You can charge your cameras and phones while trekking in the Langtang region. Some lodges and teahouses have electricity, but it may not always be available. To be safe, it’s a good idea to bring a power bank with you to make sure you have enough power for your entire trek.

  • Yes, it is possible to combine the Langtang Trek with other treks in the Langtang region, such as the Gosaikunda Trek, Helambu Trek, or Ruby Valley Trek. This allows for a more diverse and extended trekking experience.

  • Yes, altitude sickness can occur when trekking above 3000 m and its impact varies among individuals, regardless of their fitness or experience. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with the symptoms and consult with doctors who specialize in high-altitude sicknesses before embarking on the trek.

  • Daily numerous buses depart from Kathmandu to Sybrubesi and Dhunche, serving as the starting point for trekking to Langtang Valley. From the Machhapokahri bus stop you can get bus tickets.

  • Teahouses and lodges are available for accommodation. As the Langtang Trek has gained significant popularity, there has been a remarkable enhancement in the accommodations available. Teahouses and lodges offer cozy and comfortable rooms along with various delicious foods and exceptional hospitality.

  • Yes, you can store your unnecessary stuff with us in Kathmandu. It will be safe and free of cost at hotel in Kathmandu.

Clients Reviews
  • Best Trekking Experience

    Classic Trek Nepal is definitely the best company in Thamel. I tried many of other agencies and this one is the most professional as they look after yourself very well and to the good way. Also, they explain you all the mains informations that you need. I’ll surely never forget my time with them. Thank you again for everything.

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    EmilienFrance,June 2023
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