- Langtang Valley Trek
- Max Elevation
- 5000m/16,404ft Tserko Ri
- Trip Duration
- 13 Days
- Trip Grade
- Eco Lodges
- Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
- Private vehicle
- Group Size
- Minimum 2
- Best Season
- Autumn and Spring
- Per Day Walk
- Approx. 4 - 6
Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek 13 Days
- 360 Views of the Langtang Himalayan Range, including peaks like Langtang Lirung, Sishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, and many more.
- Exploring Tibetan Monastery, Kyanjin Gompa, and the practice of Buddhism.
- Explore Langtang Village and its restoration after the 2015 Earthquake.
- Cross Cultural activities with the local communities of Langtang region.
- Explore the rich flora and fauna in Langtang National Park.
- Chance to see endangered animals like Red Panda, Blue Sheep, Snow Leopard, the Himalayan Tahr, and others.
- Return to Kathmandu and explore Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Durbar Squares inside the valley.
Langtang Valley Trek is one of the most rewarding and nearest trekking destinations to Kathmandu. If you are looking for an immediate start to an adventure from Kathmandu, the Langtang region is the best option. This trek comprises hiking through the Buddhist settlements, dense forest of Rhododendrons, birch, juniper, and watersheds. So from a natural to cultural point of view, you can make the most out of this trek.
The trek starts from Kathmandu, gradually proceeding through the beautiful landscapes of Nuwakot and Rasuwa District. The dynamic build of the land topography in these areas and the natural and cultural background will surely blow your mind. But before embarking on Langtang Valley Trek, here are some of the insights you should be acknowledged with. Read Below!!
Why Langtang Valley Trek?
There are many reasons to choose Langtang Valley Trek. If you are an avid traveler and adventure seeker, this trek surely ticks your mind and muscle, for it is one of the most adventurous treks in Nepal. From the lush green forest to the Himalayan beauty, you can experience all the dreams you want during a remote trip. Here are some of the reasons:
Langtang Valley Trek is itself a synonym for the beautiful journey. This journey offers an opportunity to experience the Himalayan mountain range, including the snow-capped peaks of Langtang Lirung, Gang Chhenpo, and Dorje Lakpa.
Besides, this multi-day trip requires walking through the green and colorful forest, which is stunning. Similarly, the sunrise and sunset views from the vantage points are breathtaking. The natural streams and waterfalls that flow from the lap of the Himalayas are worth watching during this journey.
Cultural experience is one of the reasons you travel to Nepal, and Langtang Valley offers this opportunity. Tamang people mainly inhabit Langtang village. Besides, you can find Sherpa and Tibetan communities in this settlement, which you will explore during this trek.
The diverse community of Langtang comes with diverse cultural backgrounds, history, and traditions, which you can enjoy in person. It can help you know about their lifestyle in depth.
Langtang National Park
Langtang Valley Trek takes you to Langtang National Park, a diverse flora and fauna sanctuary. You can even encounter some of the most endangered animals in the world, such as Red Panda (Habre), Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Himalayan Tahr, and many others.
Besides, Langtang National Park is home to more than 250 species of birds, several plants, and butterflies.
Langtang Valley Trek comprises uphill routes, which are very adventurous. And with the addition of the natural and cultural thrills, you can make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime trek.
From Syabru Besi, you will start your trek uphill, passing through the green forest, streams, and rocky landscapes, which will be refreshing.
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Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Kathmandu Altitude: 1400 Meters
The package of Langtang Valley Trek starts with your arrival in Nepal from your home. Our trekking agents will await you at Tribhuvan International Airport, where you will be escorted to your respective hotels. You will stay there with amenities like hot showers, attached bathrooms, electricity, and internet facilities.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Kathmandu Altitude: 1400 Meters
While you stay in Kathmandu, what better idea than to explore the city? You will start your day early in the morning, have breakfast, and then explore the city’s beauty. Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square are some Heritage sites you will visit during this day.
If you plan to go shopping (trekking gear and equipment), you can visit stores in Thamel and other places. Through this activity, you can get insights into Kathmandu’s history and cultural and religious significance.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi
Location: Syabru Besi
Syabru Besi Altitude: 2,380 Meters
Accommodation: Guest House
The third day of the Langtang Valley Trek begins with a drive to Syabru Besi from Kathmandu. Your bus sets off from Machhapokhari Bus Stop in Balaju, which will take you through Nuwakot District before reaching Rasuwa. During the drive, places like Trishuli, Bandre, Battar, and Kalikasthan are worth watching. The red-soil valley in Nuwakot is eye-pleasing, while the forest of sal trees will blow your mind.
The Trishuli River in Nuwakot and local settlements with green terraced fields will make your journey enjoyable. First, you will reach Dhunche, where you must undergo certain legal formalities at Army Checkpost. After around 20 minutes, you will reach Syabru Besi, the starting point of your trek.
Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel
Location: Lama Hotel
Lama Hotel Altitude: 2500 Meters
Lama Hotel is 2500 meters above sea level, the first destination you will head to from Syabru Besi. You will hike through the uphill trail along Langtang Khola and then walk through the forested areas rich in Bamboo and birch trees.
You will reach Rimche at 2400 meters while you elevate your altitude. Lama Hotel is only a few minutes far from this village. You will continue your hike from the forests to the hotel, where you will stay overnight.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
Location: Langtang Village
Langtang Village Altitude: 3,400 Meters
Accommodation: Tea House
The fifth day of the Langtang Valley Trek is among the most exciting. Your trek takes you through the amusing settlements around Lama Hotel to the restored settlements of Langtang Village after 2015’s massive earthquake. You will start your day with a subtle walk to Ghoda Tabela at 3030 meters above sea level.
From there, you will hike to Chyamki village (3,230m), which is rich in Buddhist culture. You can see chortens, large mani walls, and Buddha statues in this settlement. As you continue hiking uphill through the narrow trail, you will finally reach Langtang Village at 3400 meters above sea level. From here, you can have stunning views of Langtang Ri and Dorje Lakpa peaks.
Langtang Village was one of the most affected places in Nepal during the 2015 Earthquake. Almost everything fell off this village during the mishap, costing hundreds of lives and properties. But now, with national and international aid, the settlement has come to its life. You can see the rebuilding of village homes, guest houses, monasteries, and others.
Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa
Location: Kyanjin Gompa
Kyanjin Gompa Altitude: 3870 Meters
Accommodation: Tea House
Kyanjin Village calls you on the sixth day of your journey, around 450 meters above Langtang Village. You will start your trek from Langtang Village crossing several yak pastures and forested areas. It should take 3 to 4 hours to reach Kyanjin Gompa from the starting point.
Since the settlements around this area are highly influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, monasteries, mani walls, prayer flags, prayer wheels, and chortens are very common to see. Kyanjin Gompa itself is one of the longest-standing monasteries of this region, which gives you deep insights into Buddhism and its practice in the Langtang region. The gompa, which sits at the lap of the Himalayas, offers pristine views of Langtang Lirung, Sishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, and the local settlements rich in culture and tradition. Tonight you will stay at a tea house in Kyanjin Village.
Day 07: Hike to Tserko Ri from Kyangjin Gompa and Returning Back to Kyangjin Gompa
Location: Tserko Ri
Tserko Ri Altitude: 5033 Meters
Accommodation: Tea House
On the seventh day of Langtang Village Trek, you will hike to the nearest peak, Tserko Ri, at 5033 meters above sea level. You will start the journey early in the morning after having breakfast at Kyanjin Village. With proper preparation and planning, you will hike to Tserko Ri, a high-altitude destination.
Acclimatization is crucial as you can catch altitude sickness while climbing the peak. Dress appropriately, rest sufficiently, and stay hydrated before embarking on this phase of the journey. Once you submit the Tserko Ri peak, you will return to Kyanjin Village, where you will stay overnight at a tea house.
Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Location: Lama Hotel
Lama Hotel Altitude: 2500 Meters
From day 8, your journey of return begins. First, you will head towards Lama Hotel at 2500 meters above sea level. You will follow the same trail used before to reach Kyanjin Gompa. You will traverse Langtang Village and Ghoda Tabela before reaching Lama Hotel.
At Ghoda Tabela, your exit will be recorded at Army Checkpost, so do not miss these formalities. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Lama Hotel from Kyanjin Gompa, where you will stay overnight.
Day 09: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru
Location: Thulo Syabru
Thulo Syabru Altitude: 2250 Meters
Accommodation: Tea House
Thulo Syabru sits 2250 meters above sea level, the next destination from Lama Hotel. While returning, you will not make a direct descent to Syabru Besi; instead, you will stop at Thulo Syabru and explore the local settlements, people, and lifestyle. From here, you can have clear views of the Himalayas on the north side, along with the dense rhododendron forest and pristine rivers.
To reach Thulo Syabru from Lama Hotel, you must walk for around 4 to 5 hours. You will stay overnight at a tea house.
Day 10: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Chandan Bari
Location: Chandan Bari
Chandan Bari Altitude: 3250 Meters
Accommodation: Tea House
On the tenth day of Langtang Valley Trek, your destination will be Chandan Bari at 3250 meters. It is a place where Sing Gompa resides, with Buddhist culture and background. You will start your journey to Chandan Bari through a steep route through the forest. You can have the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Himalayan Range scenery as you elevate your altitude from Thulo Syabru.
From Sing Gompa, you must walk for the next few hours to reach the destination. You will stay at a tea house at Chandan Bari.
Day 11: Trek from Chandan Bari to Dhunche
Dhunche Altitude: 2030 Meters
Accommodation: Guest House | Hotel
Previously, you had skipped Dhunche before reaching Syabru Besi, but while returning, you can make your memory in Dhunche at 2030 meters. Dhunche is a small town with many attractions and possibilities, offering an adjacent view of Langtang Lirung Peak. Far to the distance, you can see the villages of Haku and Naysingh VDCs, which offer stunning views. You can see the bare landscapes and the forest at the top of the hill through the village.
You will start your hike to Dhunche from Chandan Bari through a dense forest. After catching a route from the banks of the Trishuli River, you can confidently head towards Dhunche, where there are plenty of guest houses and hotels where you can stay overnight.
Day 12: Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu
Kathmandu Altitude: 1400 Meters
On the twelfth day of Langtang Valley Trek, you will ride back to Kathmandu from Dhunche. Kathmandu is 123 kilometers from Dhunche, where you can reach in around 5 to 6 hours of ride. After reaching the capital city of Nepal, you will be escorted to your respective hotels, where you will enjoy your meal and stay overnight.
Day 13: International Departure as per flight schedule
The thirteenth day is your last day in Nepal. You will head towards Tribhuvan International Airport and then go through some legal formalities before catching a flight back to your home country.
- Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle
- Hotel/Resort Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan –as per mentioned in Itinerary
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including experienced city guide, all entrance fees, and private vehicle
- All required ground transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in the itinerary
- Teahouse lodges accommodation during trekking
- All meals- B/F, Lunch & Dinner during the trek
- TIMS – Trekkers information Management System Fee
- Langtang National Park Fee
- Highly experienced trekking guide
- The required number of Porter
- Staffs insurance, salary, and clothing
- General first aid kids
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All applicable tax, Vat, service charge, and paperwork
- Personal nature expenses
- Bar bill and all kind of drinks
- Rescue & Evacuation
- Gratitude (tip) for staff
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Best Month To Go For Langtang Valley Trek
Autumn is one of the best seasons for this trek since it has pleasant weather, mild temperature, and a dry & clean environment. You can have clear visibility when you trek around the Langtang region – the views of Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa are breathtaking this month.
Another major attraction of this season is festivals – major festivals like Dashain and Tihar fall under this season. You can experience these festivals, celebrated with passion and tribute to good over evil. You can participate in this celebration and make your tour more enjoyable.
The clean environment with pleasant weather, mild temperature, and less rainfall are reasons to go for the Langtang Valley trek in Spring. The humidity level is favorable, and the surrounding is dry, which allows you to hike through the uphill routes more easily and safely.
Can I Do Langtang Valley Trek?
Yes, you can successfully go for the Langtang Valley trek, but what you be mindful of is that you need to be fully prepared with everything you have. You should consider the requirements for this trek, which might include permits, physical and mental strength, gear, and safety measures. Here are some things you must consider before heading towards Langtang.
Good preparation will always give you a better result, which goes with this trek. Physical and mental preparation is essential since the trek is multi-day and requires high physical strength. The trek comprises hours of hiking through the uneven trails to Langtang, it’s wise to prepare physically by involving exercises, cardio, and gym. Similarly, you might need altitude training since you will get exposed to over 5000 meters above sea level.
Besides, mental strength is what pushes you to continue the trek. You should be positive about the consequences and be calm during unpredictable weather conditions or injury. Also, always listen to your guide while traversing through the rocky trails around the region.
The first permit you need is Langtang National Park Entry Permit, which costs around NRs. 3,000 per person per entry for a week’s stay (for Foreign Trekkers). An additional NPR 1,000 (approximately USD 8) per person per day is charged for each additional day of stay. If you are from SAARC Nations, then you should pay NRs. 1,500 per person per entry. The permit charge is relatively low for Nepalese trekkers, which is NRs. 100 per person per entry. Children below 10 years do not have to acquire this license to go for the Langtang Valley trek.
Next, you should obtain TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System) for this trek. International trekkers should pay NRs. 2000 per person to get it, while the SAARC Nationals have to pay NRs. 1000 per head.
You can get these licenses at Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu by submitting copies of your photo, valid visa documents, and fees.
Difficulty Level of Langtang Valley Trek
The difficulty level Langtang Valley Trek is moderately difficult. But it still poses a lot of hazards in the process.
One of the major challenges of this hike is altitude sickness – you will reach over 5000 meters above sea level, where you can be prone to altitude-related illnesses. So you must acclimate, rest, hydrate, and take safety measures before starting the trek.
Similarly, the remote and rugged routes are another challenge you will face during the trek. You will walk through the seasonal trails that are uneven and rocky, which needs a great form of physical fitness.
Other Trekking Options in the Langtang Region
While you start your journey from Syabru Besi, reach Langtang Village, Kyanjin Gompa, and return to Kathmandu on this package, the other mentioned hiking package includes exploring Gosaikunda and Helambu. The trek time might increase or decrease accordingly, depending on your itineraries with our trekking agency.
Trekking with a Guide or Independently
It is mandatory to trek with a professional guide in the Langtang region. From April 1, 2023, hiring a guide for any treks within Nepal has been compulsory. The main motive of this act is to ensure the safety of trekkers, as injury and missing cases have elevated in recent years.
You should hire professional guides as they can help provide briefs of the destinations, people, lifestyle, religion, and culture. They can also help you in grooming and getting involved in cross-cultural activities. The main support you will get from guides is easy and convenient navigation, as they tend to guide you through the easiest routes. Hiring guides cost you anywhere from $25 to $35 per day.
The trek is considered moderately challenging. This should be on your go-to list if you have prior trekking experience and are fit for a multi-day hike.
The average trek takes around 2 weeks to complete. At Nepal Guide Treks, we have 13 Days Itinerary package that includes prominent places like Syabru Besi, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa.
If you want to make the Langtang Valley trek enjoyable, the Autumn and Spring seasons are considered best. Favorable weather and climate are why you should choose these seasons for trekking.
The answer is yes, but there are some things that you need to consider before going for an off-season trek to Langtang Valley. You should be mindful of the dynamic weather, snowfall (during winter), rainfall (during Summer), storms, cold temperatures, and altitudes.
Yes, you need Langtang National Park Entry Permit and TIMS Card to go for this trek.
You need trekking poles, backpacks, sleeping bags, sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes, hats, and sunblocks to make the trek pleasant and easy.
Acclimatization is an important thing that you should consider during the journey. If you suffer from altitude sickness, immediately descend to a lower altitude and seek medical attention with the help of your trekking guides. Use essential medications, rest sufficiently, and stay hydrated to avoid danger.
GLIMPSES OF Langtang Valley Trek
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Beautiful Langtang Valley !!Anders O. and Group [Sweden]
We trekked the beautiful Langtang valley, we arranged everything from Nepal Guide Treks. We are very glad that we chose this company. Our guide Krishna - who was appreciated by everyone in the group was full of local knowledge. He solved problems in no time and took the right decisions for everyone in the group. This trek is perfect if you are in Nepal for a short time. We highly recommend you to book your trek through Nepal Guide Treks.
Great Trek – Thumbs up to NGT teamPeter K. [Germany]
I must admit that I enjoyed every moment of the langtang valley trek. It was just beyond my imagination, everything was just beautiful - the hills, mountains, forests and people.. just truly amazing. Thousand thanks to the professional service and priceless effort of the NGT team for the successful completion of the trek. I will surely recommend Nepal Guide Treks to my friend who wishes to trek in Nepal.
“Wonderful Trek”James H [United Kingdom]
We are glad that we booked our Langtang trek with Nepal Guide Treks. Our guide was very helpful and could handle problems without stress. We are very satisfied with the service we were offered by this company and gladly recommend others to book their trips with Nepal Guide Treks.
Thumbs up for gr8 trekkingMARIA [Russia]
Thanks for the amazing experience. I found Nepal Guide Treks in the internet. At first I wasn't sure if I could trust. But after doing the trek , I want to thank you NGT for being honest. Also, now I know that it is a real experienced agency. Thanks to my guide Puskar - not only a guide but a very polite and well experienced boy. During the trekking I was always safe. Hope to come again to do more trekking