Situated very close to Kathmandu, around 6 hours drive away, Langtang Valley trek takes you through Langtang National Park, with its pristine countryside, yak pastures (think cheese making!), and wildlife consisting of pheasants, Himalayan bears, red pandas, deer, and monkeys. This is a short trek, ideal for those with little trekking experience. But a good level of fitness is required as we will be climbing Tserko Ri at almost 5,000m to watch the sunrise. Trek to Langtang starts from Syabrubesi after the short drive from Kathmandu Valley.
The Langtang Valley was badly affected by the 2015 earthquake but now the resilient people are welcoming visitors to their lodges and businesses.
This is a diverse trek taking us through rhododendron and bamboo forests and letting us enjoy cascading waterfalls and allowing us to learn something of the local Tamang people and of their Buddhist believes. We will visit Kyanjin Gompa to learn more about these Tibetan origins believes. And of course, what we came for, there are outstanding views of the mountains! Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Langtang Ri (6,370m) and Langtang Lirung (7,245m) glistening in the sun.
Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek
- Climbing Tserko Ri at sunrise
- Be awed by the majestic mountains
- Visit a Buddhist monasteries Langtang Gompa and Kyanjin Gompa.
- No need to take a flight
- Pristine lush vegetation with the possibility of wildlife spotting
- Valley of glaciers "Langtang Valley"
- Walkthrough rhododendron forest
The Cost Includes
- Porter service during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers basis) including their food, accommodation, salary, and insurance
- Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
- Three times meals in a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
- Langtang National park Trekking Permit.
- TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Langtang Trekking.
- Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi by private jeep
- Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by private jeep
- All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes
- Basic first aid kits and a Pulse oximeter
- Company branded water bottle with purification tablet
The Cost Excludes
- Food and accommodation in Kathmandu
- any kinds of hard or soft drinks in the mountain
- Personal expenses; Wifi, hot shower, battery charging in the mountain
- Travel insurance
- Tip and Donation
Early in the morning today we will leave Kathmandu with a short drive which is 5-6 hours far to reach Syabrubesi. We will drive uphill trails over the ridge as we start going further from Kathmandu. On the way, we will see the fantastic view of Annapurna ranges in the west, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and some peaks of Langtang. Driving along the Trishuli river, we will get to Syabrubesi. The way of Syabrubesi is through Dhunche.
Walking gradual flat and uphill path wth the landslide way, we will head to Lama hotel. It takes 5-6 hours to get to Lama hotel from Syabrubesi. Likewise, we will pass through the forest viewing green hills. The route also gives a chance to encounter some of the aerial lives and bee hives tightly hanging on the cliff. Crossin the Bhote Koshi river we will pass oak and rhododendron forest. The trip will amaze you with the beautiful all-encompassing perspective.
Similarly, we can see some Langur monkey on the way. The accommodation and food are comfortable. Stay overnight there.
Today we will trek to Langtang valley from Lama Hotel following the upill path which is 7 hours far. On this day we will proceed our journey to reach Ghoda Tabela, i.e., horse stable after walking through the dense forest of rhododendron and pine. As we continue, we go over the impressive perspective of Langtang Lirung. The trail will give us a chance to encounter lifetime enjoyment with the view of watermills, prayer wheels, and Chortens. The way to our destination today is uphill. Following Lantang Khola and watching the look of Donkeys carry the load, we will head further. In this place, there are many Buddhist monasteries. Also, there is a big glacier that was formed in 2015 due to the devastating earthquake. We will pass to Mundu village and reach Langtang valley. Stay overnight at Langtang valley.
Leaving the great Langtang valley trek behind, we will walk for around 4 hours. We will cross several wooden bridges to reach Kyanjin Gompa, all the way flat and at last uphill. Kyanjin Gompa is the peak purpose of our trip at the height of 3817 meters from sea level. The beautiful vistas of mind-blowing Mt. Ganchempo and Mt Langtang itself from Gompa will be recorded in your memory for the entire life. Further, the trek will take you to the path with nearby local houses, a cheese factory. It will enable you to assemble new and one of a kind encounter in regards to the local occupants and their way of life. We will have the view of Yala peak, big hills, and yak cheese factory on the path.
Today is the rest day of our trek; we will go to Tserko Ri for our side trip. You can also choose the trek among Danda or Chorka Ri or Pan or else Kangin Ri. The way is difficult today. However, the view is panoramic. Walking upward in the steep path we then reach to one of the side trip places. We can have the look of Langtang Peak from there, Stay overnight at Lama hotel.
Early in the morning, we will begin our trek to reach Tserko Ri for the sunrise view. We will at that point, visit Langtang Glacier and Langshisha Kharka, which is known to be the beautiful yak pasture land.
Getting a charge out of the walk along with the greenery surrounding we will walk for five hours to arrive back at Syabrubesi.
Today we return to Kathmandu following the same course. Later, when you arrive at Kathmandu, you can go around Thamel for shopping of token to reclaim home.
Frequently asked QuestionExpand/Close
Langtang Valley Trek can be done throughout the year but March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best of all.
Langtang Valley Trek is easy trekking. With proper itinerary, equipment, and guide, it can be easily done. Slow down your pace, drink plenty of water and rest, that's how you will reach Langtang Valley.
Langtang Valley trek takes 8 days to finish.
A person with normal fitness can also trek to Langtang valley as there are many people who have gone to Langtang valley for the first time with normal fitness and came back with a positive review. And also it falls under easy trekking.
Regarding the food and accommodation, you will be staying at lodge or hotel which will have a menu for the food and accommodation will be clean and comfortable with facilities.
For Lantang Valley trek you need to acquire Tims along with lantang national park permit for entry. The Tims card cost NPR 2000 per person whereas the national park permit cost NPR 3000 per person.
There are no public toilets along the way. If you are nearby the village, in this case, you can go to the tea house otherwise you will go to the separate place nearby you.
Basic hiking gears are enough for Langtang valley trek. You can read the equipment checklist on our website.
Yes, there is. You can even get the 3G services there. For wifi, you have to pay some money and use it anytime you want to.
Yes, there is electricity in Langtang Valley. You can charge your gadgets there and enjoy the trek. However, you will be charged some money for it.