Langtang Valley Trek

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Facts About Langtang Valley Trek

Grade

Moderate

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

5000m

Transportation

Privet Jeep/Plane

Accomodation

Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking & Tour

Himalayan Sights

Langtang range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

8 Days

Trip Overview

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

  • A breathtaking mountain view of the Langtang Himal Range, Lanangtang Ri, Langsisa, and Ganjala peaks.
  • Trek through the beautiful Langtang Valley and climb Tserko Ri.
  • Experience the culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Tibetan Buddhist people.
  • Visit the ancient Tibetan shrines of Langtang and Kyanjing.

Langtang Valley Trek is most popular trekking destination in Langtang region situated near from Kathmandu. Langtang valley also known as the valley of glaciers contains plenty of Himalayan glaciers and mountain peaks enrich with Tamang and Sherpa culture. Langtang Valley trekking offers the stunning beauty of Helambu Valley, mountain lakes at Gosainkunda, the fascinating Langtang National park and the wonderful ice flutes of Gyangchempo. The Langtang valley Trek trail passes through Langtang National Park where we have plenty of chances to view some interesting animals and birds like monkeys, pika, musk deer and the danphe, the national bird of Nepal.

The Langtang Valley trekking starts from Dhunche or Syabrubesi and passes through Goljung – Chilime – Gatling – Timure – Thurman and Briddim. En route passes through lush forests, picturesque villages and farmlands of its people. From Langtang village, the path continues to Kyangjin Gompa which is famous for Yala Cheese Factory on the way. Visiting to the Yala Cheese Factory and the small lakes beyond Yala are worthwhile. Yala Peak climbing is one of the easy trekking peak climbing in Nepal that can be reached within half a day from Kyangjin Gompa. From Kyangjin Gompa, a continuation to the pastures of Langsisa Ri Peak provides the best views of many glaciers. Finally, we visit to the holy lake of Gosainkunda while returning back through Syabru, Sing Gompa to a flat terrain. Then we go to south and cross Laurebena Pass at an elevation of 4610m and depart from the Langtang region.

Langtang Valley Trekking is easy trekking packages in comparing to other trekking in Langtang area which offers adventure as well as cultural experience all the way through arresting panorama of flat meadows, alpine terrain and rhododendron forests.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel.
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu, you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program.

Overnight at Hotel

Day 2 : Morning drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi ( 1550m) 7hrs driv.
Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge
Elevation
1550

On 2 Day, Our journey to the starting point of the Langtang Valley Trek begins with a scenic 7-8 hour bus ride from Kathmandu. As we follow the Trisuli River, keep an eye out for adventurous white water rafters. But don't forget to also look up, as the majestic mountains welcome us on our journey. As we reach Trisuli Bazaar, the Manaslu Massif, Ganesh, Jungal Himal, and Langtang stand tall in the distance.

As the road gets bumpier, be prepared for a bit of a rough ride. We'll travel around 50 km/31 miles to Dhunche and then another 15 km/9 miles to reach our destination for the night, Syabrubesi. We'll rest here for the night before beginning our trek in earnest the following day.

Overnight at Lodge.

Day 3 : Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380 m / 7808 ft – 6 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2380

On the third day, we will embark on a 6 to 7-hour trek to Lama Hotel where we will be staying at a Tea House. The trek will take us through a magnificent forest with Langtang Lirung providing a stunning backdrop. As we approach Ghora Tabela, we will enter lush green meadows and witness the Langtang Range stretching out on both sides of the valley. The valley will gradually widen, and we will come across herders grazing their livestock on the high summer pastures.

Unfortunately, the once-bustling village of Langtang, which used to have many trekkers' tea houses, is now reduced to only temporary settlements and an army post following the 2015 earthquake. However, we will continue our trek for another half an hour and reach the comfortable village of Mundu, which has more modern buildings and facilities. We will spend the night there, surrounded by the scenic beauty of the area.

Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 4 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430 m / 11253 ft 6 – 7 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3430

On the fourth day, we will trek for 6 to 7 hours from Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang Village, where we will be staying at a Tea House. The trek will take us through a forest, and after a 3-hour hike, we will reach Ghoretable, which is a horse stable. Continuing on, we will reach Langtang Village, which was destroyed in the 2015 earthquake but has since been rebuilt.

We will have the option to stay in Langtang Village or proceed to Mundu, which is the next stop from Langtang Village. Along the way, we will be treated to glorious views of Langtang and Gonchompe. Despite the earthquake's devastation, the Langtang Village community has made a remarkable recovery, with the presence of a community health post, government schools, small markets, and monasteries that help to sustain the village's thriving atmosphere.

Overnight at Tea house

Day 5 : Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa ( 3870 m / 12696 ft – 4 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Mountain Lodge
Elevation
3870

On the fifth day, we will trek for 3 hours from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa, where we will be staying at a Tea House. The route is shorter today, but it offers a wealth of Buddhist artifacts, such as chortens, prayer flags, and rocks inscribed with Buddhist symbols. Additionally, we will see watermills and yak pastures along the way, making for an interesting journey. Of course, the mountain views will also be breathtaking.

Upon reaching Kyanjin Gompa by lunchtime, we will have the option of relaxing or exploring the area. For those feeling adventurous, hiking towards Langshisha Kharka offers stunning views of the area. We will spend the night at the gompa, surrounded by its spiritual aura and the beautiful mountains.

Overnight at Mountain Lodge

Day 6 : Kyangjin Gompa - Explore Tserko Ri (5,000m) (16,404ft)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5000

On the sixth day, we will embark on an exciting but challenging trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri and back, where we will be staying at a Tea House. The trek will take us 7 to 8 hours and will involve a steep ascent up to an altitude of 5,000m (16,404ft).

From the summit of Tserko Ri, we will be rewarded with breathtaking views of over 20 peaks, the Langtang Valley, and frozen lakes. The hike may be difficult, but the stunning scenery and exhilarating experience make it all worth it.

After taking in the spectacular views, we will return to Kyanjin Gompa for a second night and enjoy a well-deserved dinner.

Overnight at Moutain Lodge

 

Day 7 : Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2380 m / 7808 ft 6-7 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2380

On the seventh day, we will be retracing our steps back to Lama Hotel, where we will be staying at a Tea House. The trek will take us 6 to 7 hours and will involve crossing streams and hiking through beautiful forests.

After the previous day's challenging trek up to Tserko Ri, today's hike will be a bit more relaxing, allowing us to enjoy the peaceful surroundings and take a break from the rigorous exercise. We will spend the night at Lama Hotel, recharging our energy for the rest of the journey.

Day 8 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1550 m / 5085 ft 6-7 hrs)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1550

On the eighth and final day of the trek, we will be making our way back to Syabrubesi, where we will be staying at a Tea House.

There are two options for the route we can take. The first option involves retracing our steps through the forest and passing through the villages of Bamboo and Rimche, which will take us approximately 6 hours to reach Syabrubesi, where we can rest and relax after our long trek.

Overnight at Lodge

Day 9 : Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Food
Breakfast & Lunch
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu it will take 7hrs drive.

Day 10 : Final Depature
Food
Breakfast

Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination. Trip END

 

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • 3 star Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast
  • City tour by private transport with experince tour guide
  • Land Cruiser Kathmandu – Dhunche (trail foot)
  •  All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • All mountain accommodation (soft/comfortable private room)
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu 
  • City entrance monument fees
  • Hot and bottle drinks
  • Hot shower
  • Electronic device re-charge 
  • Wi- Fi
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tips for guide and porters

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

Where is Langtang Valley located?

Langtang Valley is located in the Langtang region of Nepal, north of Kathmandu.

What is the best time to go for Langtang Valley Trek?

The best time to go for Langtang Valley Trek is during the months of March to May and September to November. During these months, the weather is favorable with clear skies and mild temperatures.

What is the duration of Langtang Valley Trek?

The duration of Langtang Valley Trek usually takes around 11 days. However, the exact duration depends on the itinerary and pace of the trekker.

What is the level of difficulty for Langtang Valley Trek?

Langtang Valley Trek is considered to be a moderate trek. However, it does require some physical fitness and endurance as it involves walking for several hours each day on steep and uneven terrain.

What is the altitude of Langtang Valley Trek?

The highest altitude of Langtang Valley Trek is 4,984 meters (16,349 feet) at Tserko Ri.

What is the permit required for Langtang Valley Trek?

To trek in Langtang Valley, trekkers need to obtain the Langtang National Park Entry Permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card.

What is the accommodation like during Langtang Valley Trek?

Accommodation during Langtang Valley Trek is basic with tea houses and lodges providing shared rooms and basic amenities like a bed, blanket, and pillow. However, some places offer private rooms with attached bathrooms at an additional cost.

What are the highlights of Langtang Valley Trek?

The highlights of Langtang Valley Trek include panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, crossing through the Langtang National Park, exploring the Langtang Valley, visiting local villages and experiencing their culture, and climbing Tserko Ri for a breathtaking view.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley Trek is renowned as one of Nepal’s most captivating trekking destinations. This trek offers an enchanting journey through the heart of the Himalayan Mountains, providing trekkers with breathtaking views of glaciers, waterfalls, and valleys. Nestled in the Langtang region, this trek promises an experience filled with natural beauty and cultural richness, making it a top choice for adventure seekers.

Location: The Heart of Langtang Region

The Langtang Valley Trek is situated in the northern part of Nepal, within the scenic Langtang region. This journey begins in Syabrubesi, a small town that serves as the gateway to the Langtang National Park. From here, the trail winds through lush forests, traditional Tamang villages, and alpine meadows before reaching the serene Kyanjin Gompa. The trek not only showcases the natural splendor of the Langtang region but also provides a deep dive into the local culture and traditions, offering a holistic trekking experience.

Trekking Duration: Plan for an 11-Day Adventure

Typically, the Langtang Valley Trek spans around 11 days. However, the duration can be adjusted based on the chosen route, itinerary, and the trekker's physical fitness. Each day on the trail brings new landscapes and experiences, from the vibrant rhododendron forests to the rugged mountainous terrain. It’s important to plan your trek with some flexibility, allowing for acclimatization days and exploration of key attractions like the Kyanjin Gompa and the Langtang Glacier.

Reaching High Altitudes: Acclimatization and Challenges

During the Langtang Valley Trek, the highest point reached is Kyanjin Ri, which stands at an impressive 4,773 meters above sea level. Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness and to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. Trekkers often spend a day or two at Kyanjin Gompa to acclimatize before attempting to summit Kyanjin Ri. The high-altitude vistas from this viewpoint are truly mesmerizing, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

Optimal Trekking Seasons: Timing Your Journey

The ideal times to embark on the Langtang Valley Trek are from March to May and from September to December. These months provide the most favorable weather conditions, with clear skies and stunning views. During spring, the trail is adorned with blooming rhododendrons, while autumn offers crisp air and vibrant foliage. Avoiding the monsoon season (June to August) and the harsh winter months (January and February) ensures a safer and more enjoyable trekking experience.

Moderate Difficulty: Suitable for Various Skill Levels

The Langtang Valley Trek is classified as a moderate trek, making it accessible for both novice and experienced trekkers. While the trail does include some steep and rocky sections, there are no technical challenges that require advanced climbing skills. Proper preparation, including physical training and packing essential gear, will enhance your trekking experience. The diverse terrain and the manageable pace make it an excellent choice for those looking to explore the Himalayas without extreme difficulty.

Permits and Regulations: Essential Documentation

To undertake the Langtang Valley Trek, trekkers must obtain a Langtang National Park permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be acquired in Kathmandu or at the park entrance in Dhunche. Ensuring you have the necessary documentation not only complies with regulations but also supports the preservation and maintenance of the trails and natural environment.

Accommodation: Comfortable Tea Houses Along the Trail

Throughout the Langtang Valley Trek, there are numerous tea houses and lodges offering basic but comfortable accommodations. These establishments provide hot showers and meals, creating a cozy respite after a day of trekking. Staying in these tea houses also offers a unique opportunity to interact with the local communities and experience their hospitality firsthand, adding an enriching cultural dimension to your trek.

In conclusion, the Langtang Valley Trek is an essential adventure for anyone seeking to explore the majestic Himalayas. The trek’s stunning landscapes, combined with the rich cultural experiences, create a journey that is both challenging and profoundly rewarding. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a beginner, the Langtang Valley offers a truly unforgettable trekking experience.

Trip Reviews (2)

Well organized!

We, four of us, have completed our journey two weeks ago. It was Langtang - Gosaikunda - Helambu trek. Hari was very efficient, replied prompt all my emails at organizing period and arranged everything perfectly at reasonable price. Our guide and porters were friendly and helpfull.

I will recommend Life Dream Adventure for anyone going for trekking in Nepal.

Jerzy Winski

5th Jul, 2021


Wonderful vacation Nepal trip

We had a wonderful experience with Hari and Life Dream. He was very organized and helpful in planning the trip. The team is knowledgeable, experienced, and professional, and they go above and beyond to ensure that their clients have a safe and enjoyable trekking experience.

Sabin Dhakal, our guide on the Langtang Valley Trek, was exceptional. He was knowledgeable about the region, the culture, and the trekking experience and he went out of his way to ensure that we were well taken care of throughout the trip. Sabin's expertise and professionalism made the trek stress-free and enjoyable, and we learned a lot from him about the region and its people.

Furthermore, Life Dream Adventure's prices are very reasonable for the level of service provided. The company does not compromise on quality, making their services a great value for the money.

Hari always got back to me with communications in a very quick manner and I will certainly be using Hari for my next trip to Nepal.

Mark Thomas

24th Feb, 2023


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