Langtang Valley Trek

Trip Facts:

Group Size
1-30
Region
Langtang Region
Trip Duration
10 Days
Activities
Trekking
Transportation
Public Bus
Meals
BLD During Trek
Accommodation
Teahouse
Max Elevation
4,773 m at Kyangjin Ri
Best Month
Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Trip Grade
Moderate
Trek Starts / Ends
Syabrubesi / Syabrubesi

Overview

Langtang Valley Trek is an exceptional journey through Nepal's captivating nature and diverse experiences of Langtang National Park, taking hikers through beautiful pine and rhododendron forests, traditional Tamang villages and breathtaking panoramas of Langtang Lirung Mountain.

Starting in Kathmandu and ending at Syabrubesi, Langtang Valley Trek begins with a gradual ascent. Along this route are Langtang villages devastated by an earthquake in 2015 that are currently being rebuilt; hikers can witness this process in action while staying in various teahouses offering accommodation and food options.

Hikers will trek to Langtang Valley all the way to Kyanjing Gompa, an iconic Tibetan Buddhist monastery at an elevation of 3870 meters. After arriving, visitors may explore Langtang Glacier; it's the largest glacier found within Langtang National Park. From here, trails continue onto TserkoRi, providing stunning panoramic views of Langtang Lirung Mountain and other mountain peaks nearby.

Langtang Valley Trek, including Kyanjin Ri and Yala Peak Climbs is a moderate to challenging hike that suits hikers with some previous trek experience. At times the path can be demanding; however, the incredible natural beauty and cultural experiences that await make this effort worth while.

Langtang Valley is often known as "The Valley of Glaciers." Known for its picturesque gompas and unique Buddhist culture of Tamang people, a trek in this low altitude area provides both adventure and breathtaking mountain views such as Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa Peak Yala Peak.

The Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal is generally suitable for people of all age groups, including senior citizens, provided they are in good physical health and adequately prepared. However, it's essential to consider factors such as altitude, physical fitness, weather, trekking duration, and health conditions before starting on the Langtang Valley Trek.

Hiring a local guide and/or porter can enhance the experience and safety, especially for seniors. Prior consultation with healthcare professionals and trekking agencies is advisable to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey of Langtang Valley Trek.

Highlights of Langtang Valley Trek

  • The Langtang Valley Trek is located in the Langtang National Park in Nepal.
  • The trek to Langtang Valley offers stunning natural beauty and diverse cultural experiences.
  • Hikers can explore rhododendron and pine forests, traditional Tamang villages, and magnificent mountain views in Langtang trek.
  • The Langtang trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, followed by a gradual ascent.
  • The Langtang village, destroyed in the 2015 earthquake, is now being rebuilt.
  • Hikers can witness the progress of the reconstruction work and find accommodation and food in various tea-houses.
  • The route continues to Kyanjing Gompa, a traditional Tibetan Buddhist monastery at an altitude of 3870 meters.
  • A side trip to the Langtang Glacier, the largest glacier in the park, is possible from Kyanjing Gompa.
  • The Tsergo Ri viewpoint offers panoramic views of the Langtang Lirung Mountain and surrounding peaks.
  • The Langtang Valley Trek is a moderate to challenging trek that requires some prior short trekking experience.
  • The route can be strenuous at times, but the natural beauty and cultural experiences make it worth the effort.
  • The valley is known as the "valley of glaciers" and is famous for its artistic gompas and Tamang culture.
  • The Langtang Valley Trek offers an opportunity to witness spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, and more.
  • The Langtang Valley Trek is a low-altitude trek that is accessible year-round.
  • The trek to Langtang Valley can be completed in 7-10 days.
  • The Langtang Valley Trek is a great alternative to the more popular Annapurna and Everest treks.
  • The Langtang Valley Trek is less crowded than other popular treks in Nepal, allowing hikers to enjoy a more peaceful and remote experience.
  • Yala Peak climbing is a popular extension to the Langtang Valley.
  • The Tamang Heritage & Langtang Valley Trek combines the Langtang Valley Trek with a visit to Tamang villages.
  • The Langtang Valley Trek offers a unique and unforgettable experience that combines natural beauty with rich cultural heritage in Langtang region.

Langtang Valley Trek Itinerary

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On your first day in Nepal, you will fly to Kathmandu and be greeted with beautiful views of the Himalayas and modern valley vibe. A representative from Magnificent Himalayan Treks & Expedition will be there to assist you with customs and help you get settled into your hotel. After that, you can explore some of Kathmandu's cultural highlights such as temples, palaces and museums. In the evening, you can head to Thamel for a meal and to experience the local Nepali cuisine. A guide will be provided to help you navigate the city and adapt to the local culture.

Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
1400 m

The Langtang Valley Trek starting point is easily accessible via a 7-8 hour bus journey from Kathmandu. The Langtang  journey is not only convenient but also offers scenic views of the Trisuli River, white water rafters tackling the rapids and the majestic Himalayan mountain ranges. Along the way, you will pass through Trisuli Bazaar, where you will be greeted by the Manaslu, Ganesh, Jugal Himal and Langtang ranges. The road becomes a bit bumpy after Trisuli Bazaar, so it's best to be prepared. After a journey of around 50km/31miles to Dhunche and another 15km/9miles to Syabrubesi, you will stop for the night before starting the trek to langtang proper the following day.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Highest Altitude
2380 m

SyabruBesi to Lama Hotel is the first leg of the Langtang Valley trek, the route starts from SyabruBesi and ends in Lama Hotel. The route follows the Langtang Khola (river) and passes through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests, traditional Tamang villages and offers a great opportunity to interact with the local people. The trail is moderate with gradual climbing, providing beautiful views of the Langtang Lirung, a 7,227 meter (23,711 ft) peak, and other surrounding peaks. After the trek, you will reach the Lama Hotel, a small village and campsite located at an altitude of 2,480 meters (7,830 ft), where you will spend the night before continuing on the Langtang Valley Trek next day.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Highest Altitude
2500 m

The Langtang Valley Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village takes you through a forested area, with occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung, a mountain, between the trees. The route climbs to Ghora Tabela which is a Nepal Army post and has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and passes through a few temporary settlements used by herders who graze their livestock in the high pastures during the summer. The trek to Langtang also passes through the area affected by the 2015 earthquake, where Langtang village, once a hub for tourism, is now a huge rock field. The trek is a way to support the survivors of the area and the local community.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Highest Altitude
3543 m

The trek from Mundu to Kyangjin is a popular trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. The langtang trek begins in the village of Mundu and takes you through lush forests, beautiful meadows, and traditional villages. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see a variety of wildlife, including the endangered red panda. The trek to Langtang Valley culminates at Kyangjin Gompa, a traditional Tibetan-style monastery situated at an elevation of 3,870 meters (12,700 feet).

Food
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Highest Altitude
3870 m

The trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri and back is a popular side trip from the main Langtang Valley. TserkoRi, also known as Tserko Peak, is a peak located near Kyanjin Gompa, which place to see over 20 peaks, the Langtang Valley, and frozen lakes is from the summit of Tserko Ri..

The trek to Langtang Valley begins at Kyanjin Gompa and follows a steep trail that ascends through rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forests and pastures. You will pass through traditional Sherpa villages and have the opportunity to see wildflowers and a variety of wildlife, including the Himalayan thar and the Danfe (pheasant). Once you reach the top of TserkoRi, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges, as well as the Langtang and Helambu valleys. After taking in the views, you will retrace your steps back to Kyanjin Gompa.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Highest Altitude
4773 m

Retracing your steps back to Lama Hotel after a challenging trek, you will follow the same route  that you took on the previous days, crossing streams and hiking through forests. The trail will likely be more familiar and less strenuous, as you will be descending in elevation and the route will be less steep.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Highest Altitude
2560 m

After 8 days of Langtang Valley Trek, you will return back to Syabrubesi to take rest of your beautiful expedition with warm hospitality.

Food
Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Accomodation
Teahouse
Highest Altitude
2380 m

We will take a bus from Syabrubesi to return to Kathmandu and take rest for the day.

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Service Included on Trip Cost

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup and Drop by private transportation
  • Both way transportation between Kathmandu and Syabrubesi by local bus.
  • 2 night twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis
  • 7 night accommodation in mountain teahouses
  • Government licensed, experienced English speaking trek guide
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card.
  • 7 x breakfast, 7 x lunch and 6 x dinner while on the trek
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trek

Cost Excludes

  • Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic)
  • Expenses of personal nature (tips, laundry, telephone, fax, camera, video fees, etc.)
  • Insurance of any kind 
  • Nepal Visa fee (which you may obtain upon arrival at the airport).
  • All costs and expenses that are not in “Cost Includes.”

Langtang Valley Trek Altitude Profile

FAQs

The Langtang trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that passes through the Langtang National Park in Rasuwa district of Nepal.

The difficulty of the Langtang trek varies depending on the route and the level of experience of the trekker.

The duration of the Langtang trek can range from 7 to 14 days depending on the route and the trekker's pace.

The best time to do the Langtang trek is from March to May and from September to December when the weather is generally clear and dry.

Yes, a permit is required to enter the Langtang National Park for the Langtang trek.

The cost of the Langtang valley trek varies depending on factors such as the route, accommodation, and guide services.

Accommodation during the Langtang trek ranges from basic teahouses.

Food options during the Langtang trek include Nepali and Western dishes, as well as vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.

Essential equipment for the Langtang trek includes trekking boots, warm clothing, a sleeping bag, and a backpack.

The highest altitude on the Langtang trek is around 4,984 meters at Tserko Ri.

The starting point of the Langtang trek can be reached by public bus or private vehicle from Kathmandu.

There is no group limit for Langtang trek

While there are no age restrictions for the Langtang trek, it is recommended for those in good physical health.

The Langtang trek requires a moderate level of physical fitness, with several steep ascents and descents.

Emergency services such as medical evacuation and rescue services are available during the Langtang trek.

Langtang Village Before the 2015 Earthquake:

Before the 2015 earthquake, Langtang Village was a picturesque settlement nestled in the breathtaking Langtang Valley of Nepal. It was known for its stunning natural beauty, traditional Tamang architecture, and a warm, hospitable community. The village was a vital rest stop and cultural experience for trekkers undertaking the Langtang Valley Trek. Visitors could explore Tamang culture, savor the scenic views, and enjoy the cozy teahouses that dotted the landscape.

Langtang Village After the 2015 Earthquake:

After the 2015 earthquake, Langtang Village witnessed a devastating transformation. The earthquake triggered a massive landslide that buried the entire village under rocks and debris. The once-thriving settlement turned into a haunting landscape of destruction and loss. Homes and buildings were reduced to rubble, and the community faced an unimaginable tragedy. The earthquake left a profound impact, prompting a long and arduous journey of recovery and rebuilding for the resilient community.

Cultural experiences during the Langtang trek can include visits to local villages, monasteries, and interaction with the Tamang people, who are indigenous to the region.

The Langtang Trek spans over 8 days, offering a perfect balance of adventure and exploration in the stunning Langtang region of Nepal.

The Langtang Trek is considered moderate in difficulty. While it involves some challenging ascents and descents, it is suitable for trekkers with a reasonable level of fitness.

Traveller Useful Information

Accommodation during the Langtang Valley Trek varies from basic tea-houses to lodge, depending on the location. Most tea-houses provide shared rooms with twin beds and common toilets. 

Regarding meals, most tea-houses offer a range of local and western-style dishes, including dal bhat (lentil soup and rice), noodles, soups, momos (dumplings), and more. The food is usually simple but filling, and fresh produce and vegetables are available in the lower regions of the Langtang trek.

In higher elevations, the food options are more limited and may be more expensive due to the remote location. It is also important to note that tap water is not safe for drinking and should be either boiled or treated with water purification tablets before consumption. Bottled water is also available for purchase, but Magnificent Himalayan Trek, recommended to minimize plastic waste by refilling water from water filters provided at tea-houses or lodges.

Langtang Trek to the Langtang National Park requires an initial drive to Syabrubesi, Dunche as the starting point. Although public buses are a possibility from Kathmandu however, they tend to be slow and unpredictable.

A private vehicle or jeep is advised for a more comfortable and more efficient trip. It's important to remember that leaving the park is required to retrace the exact route unless you choose an arduous trek up the Gosainkunda and then back through Helambu to Kathmandu and back, which is an exciting adventure for the avid trekker.

To trek on Langtang Valley in the Langtang National Park, there are certain permits and regulations that must be followed. All trekkers must obtain a Langtang National Park entry permit and a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board office or from the Langtang National Park entrance gate.

In addition to the permits, there are several regulations that must be followed to ensure the safety of the park and its visitors. These regulations include following designated trekking routes, staying in designated teahouses or campsites, and refraining from littering or damaging the environment.

The Langtang park authorities also require trekkers to hire a licensed guide and porter for their safety and to support the local economy. Finally, it is important to note that hunting, fishing, and the collection of plants and animals is strictly prohibited within the park boundaries.

During the Langtang trek, there are various options for accommodation ranging from teahouses to basic lodges. These accommodations offer basic facilities such as a bed, a blanket, and a pillow. The rooms are usually shared, and there may be communal bathrooms. Some accommodations may also offer hot showers for an extra fee.

Food is also available at these accommodations, and the menus often include Nepalese dishes such as dal bhat, momos, and thukpa.

It's essential to carry enough cash during the Langtang trek as there are no ATMs or card facilities available on the trail. The cost of accommodation and food may increase as you go higher on the trail due to the difficulty of transportation and logistics.

The best time to go on the Langtang trek is from mid-September to December and from March to May. During these months, the weather is generally clear with mild temperatures and good visibility, making it an ideal time for trekking in Langtang region.

However, it is important to note that weather conditions can be unpredictable in the mountains, so it's always a good idea to check the weather forecast and be prepared for any changes.

The monsoon season from June to August can make trekking difficult due to heavy rainfall and landslides, while the winter months from December to February can be very cold and snowy, making it challenging for Langtang trekking.

It is also worth noting that during the peak trekking season in October and November, the route can be crowded, so it's important to plan accordingly and book accommodation in advance.

During the Langtang trek, communication can be a challenge due to the remote nature of the trail. While some teahouses and lodges may offer Wi-Fi, it is not reliable or consistent. Additionally, there may be areas with no signal or internet connectivity at all.

It is important to bring a charged mobile phone and a power bank to ensure that you have a means of communication in case of an emergency. Local SIM cards can also be purchased in Kathmandu or Syabrubesi, but the signal strength may vary along the route.

For group treks, the tour operator will usually provide a satellite phone or a walkie-talkie to ensure communication between the trekking group and the base camp. In case of an emergency, the guide or porter can use this equipment to contact the local authorities or rescue teams.

Hiking boots - to provide support and protection for your feet during the trek.
Trekking poles - to reduce the impact on your knees and improve balance on uneven terrain.
Backpack - to carry all of your equipment and supplies.
Sleeping bag - to keep you warm and comfortable at night in the cold temperatures.
Headlamp - to navigate in the dark and for any early morning hikes.
Warm clothing - to protect against the cold temperatures, including a down jacket, thermal underwear, and fleece.
Waterproof jacket and pants - to protect against rain and snow.
Sun hat and sunglasses - to protect against the sun's strong UV rays at high altitudes.
Gloves and mittens - to keep your hands warm in the cold temperatures.
Sunscreen and lip balm - to protect against the strong UV rays at high altitudes.
Water bottle or hydration system - to stay hydrated during the trek.
First aid kit - to treat any minor injuries or illnesses that may occur on the trek.
Camera - to capture the stunning scenery and memories of the trek.
Power bank or extra batteries - to keep your electronic devices charged.
Buff or scarf - to protect your face and neck from the cold temperatures and wind.
Trekking socks - to keep your feet warm and dry and to prevent blisters.
Lightweight, quick-dry clothing - to keep you comfortable during the trek.
Insect repellent - to protect against mosquitoes and other insects.
Waterproof hiking boots - to keep your feet dry in wet and muddy terrain.
Duffel bag or dry sack - to protect your equipment and clothing from rain and moisture

Langtang village is a beautiful trekking destination in Nepal, 80 kilometers north of Kathmandu. It offers stunning views of the Langtang Lirung mountain range and a variety of treks for all levels of experience. The village was rebuilt after a devastating earthquake in 2015 and now has guesthouses and teahouses for visitors. Popular treks include the Langtang Valley Trek and the Langtang Gosainkunda Trek. Langtang village also offers a rich cultural experience, with Buddhist monasteries, temples, and festivals.

Client Reviews

Baldassarre Nucci

Italy

Breathtaking 8 days Langtang Valley Trek with Magnificent Himalayan Treks

26th April, 2023

Magnificent Himalayan Treks turned my 8-day Langtang Valley trek into an unforgettable adventure. From the warm welcome in Kathmandu to the breathtaking views at Kyanjin Gompa, their expertise and care ensured a seamless and enriching journey. Their knowledgeable guide transformed the trek into a cultural immersion, while the perfect balance between exploration and acclimatization allowed for safe and enjoyable hiking. The inclusion of permits, transportation, accommodation, and meals in the package offered excellent value, leaving me free to focus on the stunning scenery. If you're seeking a remarkable Langtang adventure, Magnificent Himalayan Treks is the go-to choice. Their commitment to safety, authenticity, and exceeding expectations makes them the perfect partner for an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

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