LANGTANG VALLEY TREK

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  • DURATION12 Days
  • DIFFICULTY-LEVELModerate
  • GROUP SIZE1-14
  • MAX ALTITUDE4400

Highlights

  • Explore cultural heritates in Kathmandu
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Trek through Langtang National Park
  • Get to see the unique lifestyle of Tamangs
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa and hike to Tserko Ri
  • Beautiful sceneries and panoramic views of the Himalayas

Trip Overview

"Langtang Valley Trek presents authentic Nepal- laid-back communities, lush green rolling hills, terraced fields, remote mountain villages, snow-capped Himalayan mountains, stunning glaciers, glacial lakes, and rich cultural heritage."

Langtang Valley Trek is known as a short and easy trek in the Himalayas. As it is true that the Langtang Valley Trekking trail is relatively easier than other famous trekking routes like EBC Trek or ABC Trek, but it does not mean there are no challenges. The trail got long and steep ascents from the beginning of the venture, common when trekking in the Himalayas.

We at Escape Nepal do recommend Langtang Valley Trekking to beginner trekkers and those who have limited time to explore the Himalayas. Depending upon your fitness, you can turn trekking in the Langtang region moderate or difficult. Located north of Kathmandu valley, accessing the starting point of the trek is more convenient than other trekking trails.

Langtang Valley Trek combines Tamang heritage, picturesque villages, dense forests, old bridges, monasteries, and mani walls. The trail goes through the Langtang National Park, home to numerous species of flora and fauna. The number of trekkers entering this region is lower than in other trekking areas, which makes the trail less crowded.

The fluttering prayer flags, majestic mountains, and the tranquility of the region make the Langtang Valley Trek a journey of a lifetime. The rustic surrounding colors of the villages overpowered by white snow-capped mountains and blue sky is as magical as a storybook. Get in touch with us to know more about Langtang Valley Trek.

There is longer trek in Langtang Region that include Gosaikunda Lake and Helambu that called Langtang Circuit Trek or you can also extent the trek to the Tamang Heritage trail.

Major Attraction of Langtang Valley Trek

Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Sightseeing in Kathmandu involves visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the sacred Pashupatinath Temple followed by the largest stupa of Nepal, Boudhnath Stupa. Likewise, you will visit the Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, and one of the three durbar squares, Kathmandu Durbar Square. There are many other monuments that you can visit in your free time. The tour will be guided by an experienced tour guide who will introduce you to Nepali history and art.

A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi

Syabrubesi is the starting point of the trek. To reach there, you have to take around a 6 to 7 hours’ drive from Kathmandu. The drive goes along the Trishuli River and offers sensational views of small settlement areas surrounded by terraced farms and lush green hills. Likewise, attractive waterfalls and snow-capped mountain views make the drive more pleasant.

Trek through Langtang National Park

This trekking route is also a paradise for bird lovers and biologists. The trail offers sub-tropical to alpine vegetations. You will be trekking through the Langtang National Park home to 1000 species of flora and 150 species of birds. Likewise, if you are lucky enough, you might get to see wildlife like Himalayan tahr, red panda, mus deer, snow-leopard, yak, blue sheep, etc.

Adventurous trail

The Langtang Valley Trekking route goes through dense forests of pine, rhododendron, bamboo, oak, fir, and various other vegetation. There are many ascends and descends throughout the trek that also involves landslide-prone areas, steep slopes, and rugged paths. The trail crosses many old bridges over streams and passes by cascading waterfalls.

Get to see the unique lifestyle of Tamangs

Langtang Valley Trek is also famous for the rich culture and tradition of the Tamang people. The villages along the trekking trail are resided mostly by people from this community. Their practices, values, norms, language, dress, and assortments are highly influenced by the Tibetans as they are said to be the descendants of Tibetans. The locals follow Tibetan Buddhism.

Visit Kyanjin Gompa and hike to Tserko Ri

Kyanjin Gompa is located at 3,870 meters on the foothills of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and Langshisha Ri. Believed to be built more than 600 years ago, Kyanjin Gompa is an ancient monastery closely tied with Tibet. The thangka paintings in the gompas were bought from Tibet centuries ago. The gompa is surrounded by high mountains. There are many statues, prayer flags, butter lamps, and antiques in the gompa.

Situated at 4,984 meters, Tserko Ri is a very famous viewpoint above Kyanjin Gompa. You can see glorious sunrise and snow-capped mountains from this place. The views from this place are unbelievable. The route that leads to Tserko Ri is steep and rugged.

Beautiful sceneries and panoramic views of the Himalayas

Langtang Valley is known as the Valley of Glaciers, and you can see that on the trail. The region has got numerous glaciers, peaks, and mountains. Along the trek, you will be watching breath-taking landscapes, unlike any other place. Likewise, the views of Himalayan mountains like Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), Mt. Gangchempo (6,387 m), Dorje Lhakpa (6,966 m), Shishapangma (8,013 m), Yala Peak (5,520 m), Ganja La Peak (5,844 m), etc enhance the journey.

Itinerary

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After landing at the airport, complete the visa process or any other documentation if needed. You can meet with one of our team members at the terminal gate holding your nameplate. He will welcome you and take you to the hotel. Your arrival day is free, and you can do anything you want. In the evening, go on a walk and explore the lively streets of Thamel.

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  • Kathmandu

It is going to be an exciting day. You will be visiting monuments that date backs to hundreds and thousands of years ago, like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Monkey Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The tour is guided by an experienced and licensed tour guide who will introduce you to the landmarks and the major events behind them. After the tour, get some rest and meet with the trek guide for briefing & preparation of the trek.

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The Langtang Valley Trek begins from Syabrubesi, and you have to take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to reach there. You see terraced fields, rivers, snow-capped mountains, lush green hills, and small villages during the driving. Passing by Dhunche, you reach Syabrubesi.

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  • Syabrubeshi

From Sybrubesi, trek along the Bhote Koshi and Langtang rivers. The trail then goes through lush forests and terraced fields, passing by remote settlement areas. You might also get to see wildlife like red pandas, snow leopard, blue goat, etc on the way. Further, ascend to Rimche (2,400 m) and move towards the Lama Hotel for the night stay.

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  • Lama Hotel

Walking alongside a river, you gradually ascend through dense forests. The trail offers beautiful mountain scenery. Before leaving Ghora Tabela (3,030 m), register the permits at the army check post. You will then reach Chyamki village (3,230 m) and pass by mani walls, chortens & prayer wheels to reach Langtang village.

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  • Langtang village

The trail from here ascends to Kyanjin Gompa. It is a small village with an ancient monastery and excellent views of the Himalayan Mountains. Trekking through yak pastures, remote villages, and meadows, you will slowly ascend towards Kyanjin Gompa. On the way, you come across old water mills, prayer wheels, and rocks with sacred inscriptions.

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  • Kyangjin Gumpa

It is a rest day in Kyanjin Gompa to give your body a chance to acclimatize and relax. The day is free, however, you can explore the village and spend time observing the daily lifestyle of the locals. There is a famous viewpoint nearby the village called Tserko Ri (5,450 m), where you can go to witness stunning landscapes. Likewise, you can hike to Langshisa Kharka as well.

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  • Kyangjin Gumpa

It is time to return to Lama Hotel. The trail descends following the same route. You trek through dense forests and small villages. Take a small break at Ghora Tabela for lunch and continue trekking down to Lama Hotel for the night stay.

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  • Lama Hotel

Following the Langtang River, you drop down to a lovely river valley. Further, the trail passes through lush bamboo and rhododendron forests and crosses Langtang and Bhote Koshi Rivers before reaching Syabru Gaun.

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  • Syabru Goun

The trail further descends to Dhunche. It is going to be an easy and short trekking day today. You will be trekking through forests of pine and rhododendron. Likewise, you also come across a few small settlement areas along the way.

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  • Dhunche

Drive back to Kathmandu early in the morning after having a delicious breakfast. The drive will be long, but views along the way will keep you accompany. After reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel and spend the rest of the day as per your wish. In the late evening, you will be meeting with the team for the last time over a farewell dinner organized by the company.

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  • Kathmandu

The journey came to the end. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport according to your flight departure time. We will be looking forward to traveling with you in the Himalayas and beyond it again. Until then, goodbye.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfers
  • Three nights hotel in Kathmandu includes breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek with a cup of tea/coffee at breakfast
  • National park entry permits and TIMS permit
  • Ground transportation by Local bus from Kathmandu- Syaprubesi and Dhunche to Kathmandu
  • Eight nights’ accommodations in lodges/tea houses on the trek
  • A guide and porters
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation, and insurance for guide and crew
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service, which will be paid by your travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket, If necessary, (returned after the trek)

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • International flight to and from Nepal
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Entrance fees on Kathmandu tour
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu
  • Sweet things like chocolate
  • Tips for the guide and crew
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Check Available Dates

  • We have set a date to depart the Langtang Valley Trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If the preferred date is not listed, then contact us for the further process to book the trek on your date as the trekking is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people, then please contact us for the group price and process to book the trek.
  • The private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
Start DateEnd DateAvailabilityPrice 
Start Date24 Apr, 2021End Date05 May, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$500
Start Date30 Apr, 2021End Date11 May, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$500

Useful Information

Extra nights in Kathmandu pre or post the Langtang Valley Trek

The extra nights hotel in Kathmandu for pre or post the Langtang valley trek is available at the US $55.00 per night includes breakfast and airport transfers.

Electricity and battery charge service in Langtang valley trek

There is electricity available in Kathmandu and in most of the villages of Langtang valley trek, where you can charge your camera/mobile batteries, and you may have to pay some fee to charge. However, we suggest you have spare batteries in case of unavailability.

Guide and crew for Langtang valley trek

We provide a professional tourist guide for a day tour in Kathmandu on day 02 and a trained trek guide for the rest of the trek days who handles the logistics and guide you and your team on the Langtang valley trek.

We also provide you a Sherpa/assistant guide when there are eight or more members in a group, and we provide porters to carry your main luggage while on the Langtang valley trek. There is one porter for every two members, and a porter carries about 20 - 22KG, which means 10 - 11 KG from each trekker.

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FAQs

Yes, You are required to have some permits to do the Langtang valley trek, and they are Langtang National park entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers information management system) permit. We apply and get all these permits for you once you book the trek.

A moderate level of fitness is required with daily trekking between 3 to 8 hours to do the Langtang valley trek as you will reach an altitude of 3870m above sea level. Good health with good stamina and a strong desire for trekking required, and you do not need to have previous trekking experience. However, physical fitness is required.

No, The International flights to arrive and to return from Nepal are not included in our price and itinerary of the Langtang valley trek. You need to book international flights yourself as there are plenty of airlines that make the flight to Nepal daily.

No, You do not have to carry your main luggage on the Langtang Valley trek yourself. There will be a porter to carry your main luggage on the Langtang valley trekking, and you carry a day bag pack with a water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jacket, etc..

Yes, we arrange free airport transfer services once you book the Langtang valley trek. The airport transfer services are provided if you arrive and depart on our scheduled dates.

Important Note on Arrival: There can be many people around you to support you to carry your luggage or to put your luggage in the vehicle when you exit from the airport, and they ask for money as a tip at the end (these people do not belong to us).

So, be careful of them, and we advise you not let them to carry your bag/luggage. We suggest you take your bag/luggage yourself until you put it on our vehicle as there are many trolleys that you can use free of cost.

We provide a 3-star hotel for three nights in Kathmandu and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the eight nights on the Langtang valley trek trail.

The rooms are basic, just a bed with a pillow and blankets on trek lodge/guest house on trekking, and please note some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

The hotel we provide:

  • Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Moonlight: 3 nights
  • Hotel on Trek routes: Simple Mountain lodge: 8 nights

Note:

  • Accommodation will mostly be on double/twin share, or a single room is available in Kathmandu also.
  • The hotel upgrade in Kathmandu is available as there are luxury 4-5 star hotels also available. Let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu.

We provide a total of 28 meals (11 breakfast, 9 lunch, and 9 dinners) on the Langtang valley trek, and these meals are provided in hotels and lodges. You have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where you stay overnights and lunch at the lodge available along the trail.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals trek and drinks (coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, and beer) as well, and the drinks are not included in the cost. So you can buy them yourself on the available lodge/guest house.

We also advise bringing water purification pills/medicine while coming for a trek in Nepal since you have normal water for free so, you can use these medicine and drink, or you can buy bottled/boiled water to drink.

Yes, you have to tip for Langtang Valley Trek staff. However, the tip for all services provided on the Langtang valley trek is always a matter of personal discretion. However, please be aware that the tip is considered as a part of remuneration, and they may approach you for payment, and there is no need to be intimidated by the request.

The US $5.00 for the tour guide and US$ 3.00 for the driver on day two, and a total of US $75.00 from each member of the group for the trekking part to divide to guide and porters (it depends on the size of the group you traveling) and our trek guide will give you a clearer idea when the trek comes to end.

Yes, you surely need to have some extra amount for your expenses, which is not covered in our package Langtang valley trek. The personal expenses trek depend largely on your habit of spending money etc. Most of the meals are included in the price our Langtang Valley Trek cost, and you only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages), snacks, souvenirs, hot shower (you have to pay in some places), etc.  And, if you do not drink alcohol and shopping, then about the US $12-15 per day per person should be enough for these extra expenses.

Yes, travel insurance is required when you go on the Langtang valley trek as, In case of a serious sickness or injury on the trekking, we do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital. However, you will be entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in the evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy when you buy the policy.

Yes, the Langtang valley trek is suitable for children, and this is a family-friendly trek in Nepal. If you are planning to take your children on a Langtang valley trek, we suggest you do private trekking to Langtang Valley. Private trekking offers much flexibility as different people on group trek may have a different walking pace. And, You can trek at your own pace on a private trekking.

Yes, it is possible to shorten the Langtang valley trek. We have 9-day trekking in this itinerary with a rest day in Kyanjing. However, we can cut this day, and we can also remove the trek to Syaprugaun, and can make it for seven days.

Let us know if you have limited days and want to complete the trek in fewer days, we can make a suitable itinerary program for you.

Yes, it is possible to extend the trek by a few days, and we can include the Gosaikunda Lake after Syaprugaun, or we can cover the Gosaikunda pass and extend to Helambu valley as well. We do have another program in this region that is the Langtang circuit trek. Let us know if you want to extend the trekking in Langtang.

Yes, there are some tours such as there is Everest mountain flight every morning from Kathmandu airport which you can do in the early morning of day 3 before the day tour in Kathmandu starts at 9:00 am and you do not need any extra days to add this tour.

Furthermore, if you have some extra days at the end of the Langtang valley trek then we suggest you add Chitwan Jungle SafariPokhara TourLumbini Tour, or if you want to travel to another neighboring country of Nepal Tibet, or Bhutan.

We wish that no one get AMS or any other sickness while on the Langtang valley trek. However, there is always a risk of AMS (Altitude mountain sickness) while going on a mountain trek in Nepal, so, we have to be careful about it.

Our guide will provide you information to avoid the AMS while on a trek however if in case if you or any member of the group get AMS then we do everything to bring you back safely.
What we do is depends on the situation and the place where people get sick as such if you get AMS and still able to walk up then we take a day rest (while other continue the trek) with one of the porter/guides and we see how the situation will improve and we can continue the trek from next day if the situation gets better.

If there is not any improvement or even it gets worse, we do not have other option rather than return the same trail as descend down is only the way to avoid AMS or if the situation gets really worse and you neither can go up nor down then we rescue/evacuate and bring you back to Kathmandu to visit a doctor.

Equipment is very important to have a comfortable and successful Langtang Valley Trek in Nepal. So, you need to pack your gear carefully and pack only the things that you need and not anything that you no need for the trek.

To help you to pack your gear for the Langtang Valley Trek, we have given some list that you should not miss while you are packing.

General

  • Four seasons sleeping bag (we provide you one if you do not have).
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep all your gear, which will be carried by the porter.
  • Daypack for yourself to keep your things, such as a camera, water, and things that you need for the day.
  • A small lockable bag to keep the extra stuff that you do not use on the trek, and this can be kept at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara and get a return after the trekking.
  • A down Jacket (we provide you one if you do not have
  • Shade hat
  • Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  • A pair of light-weight warm gloves
  • T-shirts 2 pieces
  • Lightweight thermal tops
  • A fleece jacket
  • Raincoat (if you are traveling in monsoon time)
  • A pair of trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • Some pairs of warm socks
  • A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots
  • A pair of light trekking shoes or sandals for camp/lodges
  • A water bottle
  • Head/torch Light
  • A medium-size towel
  • Walking poles (optional)

Medicines and First Aid Kits

  • We recommend consulting with your doctor for medication suggestions to take for these regions.

Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies), these extra passport photos are necessary to obtain the trekking permits.
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm at least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun cream with SPF 40
  • Pocket knife
  • Water purification Iodine tablets (optional)
  • Toiletry kit and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.